DAGGETT, EDNA OWNBY
From Rodgers & Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #10; p.247; Service #150; charge to Estate; secured by Smith Ownby; address Dallas, TX; funeral date 30 Dec 1922; place of death Sanitarium of Paris; services at C.H. Mayes; time 330pm; Clergyman Knickerbocker; Physician L.P. McCuistion; date of death 29 Dec 1922; casket size 5/9; manufactured by Cincinnati; interment at Evergreen; coffin price $175.00; vault $135.00; embalming $25.00; removal to residence $5.00; folding chairs and flower car $5.00; hearse $10.00; automobiles to cemetery $5.00; coach $7.50; open grave $7.00; total $374.50. (Submitted by Carole Curry.)
DAKE, CHARLIE DEWAYNE
THE PARIS NEWS, Wed., Mar. 23, 1994, p.4A. 'Charlie DeWayne Dake, 45, 1600 W. Shiloh , died Tuesday, Mar. 21, 1994, at his home. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 24, at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Blackshear officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Dake was born in Paris July 25, 1948, a son of Charlie Walker and Marie Pool Dake. He was formerly employed by Paris Iron and Metal and was a Baptist. He married Rose Christopher Dec. 21, 1968. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Rosemarie Butler of Paris ; a son, Charlie DeWayne Dake Jr. of Paris ; four grandchildren; and three brothers, Charles Dake and Edgar Dake, both of Paris, and J.A. Dake of Cunningham. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Laverne Dake Zereskay. (Submitted by Carole Curry)
DAKE, RALPH LOWELL
Ralph Lowell Dake, 73, of Paris died Monday, April 26, at a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Jordan officiating. The family will receive friends from 708 p.m. Wednesday at Gene Roden's Sons Funeral Home. Mr. Dake was born May 3, 1919, in Texas , a son of Charlie W. and Clydie Morton Dake. He married May Suddther in 1956. She died in 1966. He was a retired roofer. Surviving are a son, Caral Dake Sr. of Paris, a stepson, L.W. Suddther of CA; two stepdaughters, Sally Suddther of CA and Gladys Horrie of Odessa; two brothers, Jack Dake of GA and Rolo Dake of Fort Worth; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. (The Paris News, Wed., Apr. 28, 1993, p.18A.)
DALTON, ROBERT KELLY
Robert Kelly Dalton, 35, 209 W. 6th St. , Bonham, died at 8 p.m. Friday, June 17, 1994, in Bonham. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Henslee officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery . The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Dalton was born May 21, 1959, in Pecos , a son of Bill and Norma Dalton. He attended schools in Paris and was a member of the Church of Christ . He had worked in the construction industry as a homebuilder. Surviving are his wife, Donna; his parents who live in Paris ; a sister, Mrs. Nick (Sally) Dalton Becerra of Mesquite; one nephew, Matthew Becerra of Mesquite , and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Named as pallbearers are Randy Ballard, Danny Ballard, Jimmy Ballard, Jeff Ballard, Grant Ballard and Geramy Ballard. (The Paris News, Mon., Jun. 20, 1994, p.12A. Submitted by Carole Curry.)
DANIEL, ELIZABETH G.
Lamar County Death Records Bk.#1; p.238; #2918; Elizabeth G. Daniels; white female; age 63 years; died in West Paris of bowel trouble (diarrhea), 'mind has been affected several months'; reported by Gabriel F. Thornhill.
From Rodgers and Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #5; p.577; Service #42; Mrs. Elizabeth Daniels; Paid cash; Order given by son; Secured by Lone Star; Died 13 Mar 1909 at Love Ave.; Funeral 14 Mar 1909 at residence at 2 pm; Clergyman, Garrison; Physician, Thornhill; Cause of death, Bowel Trouble; Widow; age 63 years; Interment at Evergreen Cemetery; Casket size 5/6 manufactured by Cincinatti $30.00; burial robe $3.00; 3 carriages $10.50; hearse $10.00; outlay for space $5.00; open grave $5.00; total cost $63.50. (Submitted by Carole Curry)
DARGAN, KEMP STROTHER
March 12, 1914. 'K. S. Dargan, an old resident and well known citizen of Paris, died at 7 o'clock last evening at his home at the corner of 15th and Kaufman streets, following an illness which had lasted several months. He was sixty-seven years old and was born in Winnsboro , South Carolina . He came to Paris in 1877 from Louisiana , where he had spent a few years after leaving his native state, and resided here continuously up to the time of his death. He was engaged in the fire insurance business during all the time that he lived here and was not only the oldest insurance man in Paris , but was one of the oldest in North Texas . He was one of the first members of the old volunteer fire department and was one of the moving spirits in it, taking very active interest. After coming to Paris Mr. Dargan married Miss Edith Read, the daughter of Dr. R. H. Read, a prominent Methodist minister. His wife and two sons and four daughters survive him. The sons, K. S. Dargan, Jr. and Read Dargan, are engaged in the insurance business in Houston . The daughters, Mrs. R. R. Brooks and Misses Marguerite, Edith and Clara, all live in Paris . The funeral service will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at his late residence. Interment will be at Evergreen cemetery.' (Submitted by Carole Curry)
From Rodgers & Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #10; p.208;
Service #111; charge to Estate; secured by Mrs. R.M. Clement; funeral date 17 Oct; residence 9 N. Main St.; place of death at same; services at M.F. Chapel; time 4pm; Clergyman A. Cadell; Physician L.B. Palmer cause of death nephritis; date of death 16 Oct 1922 at 750 pm; widowed aged 69 years, 11 months, 8 days; date of birth 8 Nov 1852; casket size 6/3; manufactured by Cincinnati; interment at Evergreen H; coffin price $150.00; removal to st. $5.00; hearse $10.00; 2 automobiles to cemetery $10.00; coach $7.50; flower car $3.50; open grave $6.00; music, rent piano $5.00; total $197.00 (Submitted by Carole Curry)
DAVENPORT, WILLIAM DAVID, JR.
THE PARIS NEWS, Friday, September 3, 1999, page 4B: 'Bill Davenport, 57, of Newport , Ky. , died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at Christus St. Joseph's Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, in Gene Roden's Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Haskell England officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was born March 8, 1942, in Paris to William David Davenport Sr. and Genevieve Durham Davenport. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was pressman for Cincinnati Inquirer & Examiner.
Surviving are his mother, Genevieve King of Paris; brothers, Jack E. Davenport and wife Linda of Austin, Joe T. Davenport and wife Lavergune of Houston and Bobby Dan Davenport and wife Janae of Lubbock; a sister, Susan Kocian of Corpus Christi ; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, John Douglas Davenport. (Submitted by Carole Curry)
DAVIDGE, JOHN BEAL
From Rodgers and Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #8; p.244; Service #365; charge to deceased; ordered by H. Dickinson; secured by Insurance; date of funeral, 16 Dec 1912; place of death, Anita Park, College St.; services at Center Methodist Church; Clergyman, Kendall, Bryan, Hamilton and one other; Physician, M.A. Walker; cause of death, pneumonia; date of death 15 Dec 1912; occupation; Insurance Agent; married; age 60 years; interment at Evergreen cemetery 03-29; casket #300, size 5/9 and box, $50.00; robe $10.00; pallbearers coach $5.00; 4 carriages $20.00; hearse $10.00; open grave $5.00; total cost $100.00.
'J. B. Davidge, a well known resident of Paris , died at 4:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home on North College street of pneumonia after an illness of about ten days. The funeral service was held at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Centenary Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member, and was conducted by Rev. M. L. Hamilton, the pastor, assisted by Rev. W. B. Kendall. The deceased was born in Louisville , KY , in 1851, and moved to Texas in 1876. He had been a resident of Paris the past five or six years and was engaged in the insurance business. He was twice married and is survived by his second wife and two daughters of the first marriage, Mrs. Hale Dickinson and Miss Addie Davidge. (Submitted by Carole Curry)
DAWSON, ELSIE O.
Mrs. Elsie Byrd Dawson, 1125-7th NE, died at St. Joseph 's Hospital at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, 22 Sep 1985. Services were held Tuesday, 25 Sep., at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Forshee officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery .
Mrs. Dawson was born 21 Jun 1909, in Faulkner County , Ark. , a daughter of John Moffitt and Delia Maness Moffitt. She attended Arkansas schools and first married Grady Jones in 1929. He died 5 May 1979. She married Clifton Dawson who died in 1982. She lived in Arkansas until 1951, when she moved to Texas . She moved to Paris from Amarillo in 1979. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Vernie Gray of Paris ; one son, Ray Jones of Paris ; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Bessie Rawles of Dalhart and Allie Mae Stackes of Amarillo . (Lamar County Echo, 26 Sep 1985.)
DEATHERAGE, SAFRONIA JANE
From Rodgers and Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #9; p.317; Service #97; Mrs. A.W. Deatheridge; charge to deceased; ordered by O.W. Howard; date of funeral, 25 Mar 1917; services at residence, 129 N. Main St.; Clergyman, Kirkes; date of death, 24 Mar 1917; married; interment at Evergreen; casket size 5/9, $75.00; robe $15.00; hearse $10.00; 8 autos $28.00; car $5.00; open grave $5.00; total cost $138.00.
On the same stone with Allison W. Deatherage.
March 25, 1917. 'Mrs. S. J. Deatherage, an old resident of Paris, the wife of A. W. Deatherage, a well known citizen, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the family residence on North Main Street . She had been ill since last Christmas, her illness beginning with an attack of grippe. Her friends did not realize the seriousness of her condition until a week or two before the end came. She was born near Bonham and was nearly seventy-one years of age. She came to Paris in 1871 and had resided here ever since, being one of the oldest citizens in the length of her residence at the time of her death. While she had lived here a long time and had many friends and acquaintances among the old citizens, by whom she was held in high regard, Mrs. Deatherage was a very domestic woman and devoted her life to her home and family.
Besides her husband she leaves the following children; Mrs. O. W. Howard of Paris, Mrs. B. M. Finley and Mrs. H. L. Davies of Hugo, OK, Mrs. James Lillard and Hal Deatherage of Paris. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren. All of the children were present when she died.
A half-brother, W. F. Dulaney, a well known citizen of Paris , and a sister, Mrs. Thomas of Bonham, also survive her.
The funeral service will be held at the family residence at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. L. C. Kirkes officiating, and the burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.'
Allison George Deatherage was born in Tennessee and died in Paris . He married Saphronia Jane Dulaney.
Their children were: Maddie (or Mattie), Ola, May, Leyla (or Lala) and Harold George Deatherage. Harold George was born 10 Oct 1885 in Paris and married Edith Mabel Gill. He died in 1949 in Inglewood , CA . (Submitted by Carole Curry)
Georgia King DeAtley,Died at Stonebrook Nursing Home. Services at Fry and Gibbs with Rev. Richard Mayberry, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church and Rev. Lonzo Johns of Immanuel Baptist Church .
Daughter of Thomas F. King and Fannie B. Henderson. Born in Atlas. Longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church . Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Valerie Doop of Pharr and Mrs. Tillie Ford of Paris ; a son, Edwin DeAtley of Paris ; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by 2 sons, Tom Henry DeAtley in 1929 and Melvin L. DeAtley on Dec. 4, 1983.'
'Mrs. Georgia K. DeAtley, 115-13th NW, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Stonebrook Nursing Home. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Mayberry, pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church, and the Rev. Lonzo Johns of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery . The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. They will be at the home of Mrs. Tillie Ford, 1124-12th SE. Mrs. DeAtley was born Sept. 27, 1890, in Atlas, a daughter of Thomas F. King and Fannie B. Henderson. She attended Atlas schools and married J.E. DeAtley in 1906. He died Sept. 27, 1942. She was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church . Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Valerie Doop of Pharr and Mrs. Tillie Ford of Paris ; a son, Edwin DeAtley of Paris ; 12 grandchildren; 14 great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Tom Henry DeAtley in 1929 and Melvin L. DeAtley on Dec. 4, 1983.' (Lamar County Echo.)
DeATLEY, JAMES ED
Sep 17 , 1943: 'LOCAL PAINTER DIES OF INJURIES. J. Ed DeAtley's Car Struck by T&P Train Near Station Monday. J. Ed DeAtley, 59-year-old painter and paperhanger, died at 7 p.m. Monday of injuries received when his car was struck by the eastbound Texas and Pacific train at the S. 25th St. crossing, just after leaving the station at 2:40 p.m. He was taken by Brown-Roden ambulance to St. Joseph 's Hospital, examination revealing internal injuries and shock. No official report had been made Tuesday of the accident, but it was apparent that DeAtley's car, headed north, was squarely across the track when it was struck broadside by the passenger train's engine, and carried about 70 yards down the track without overturning. Time for the funeral service had not been set, awaiting word from a son, Pvt. Edwin E. DeAtley, at the Army Air Base at Oakland , Calif. The Rev. F. A. Tippen of Immanuel Baptist Church will conduct the service at Brown-Roden Funeral Home, and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery .
Born at Jewett , Leon County, DeAtley had lived here a number of years. His residence being at 37 N. 11th St. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Georgia King; four children, Pvt. DeAtley; Mrs. Jim Doop of Hutchison, Kans.; Tillie Mae DeAtley and Melvin L. DeAtley, and a brother, George DeAtley, all of Paris, besides seven grandchildren.
'FATAL CAR. Here is the '36 Ford which was struck by a T&P train Monday afternoon at the S. 25th St. crossing. J. Ed DeAtley, 59, 47 N. 11th died several hours later from injuries received in the accident. When this picture was made, the car had been pushed off the tracks to allow the train to go ahead. A Lamar Cotton Oil Co. structure is in the background.'
The Paris News, Tuesday, September 28, 1943, p. 1: 'J. Ed DeAtley, 59-year-old painter and paperhanger, died at 7 p.m. Monday of injuries received when his car was struck by the eastbound Texas and Pacific train at the s. 25th St. crossing, just after leaving the station at 2:40 p.m. He was taken by Brown-Roden ambulance to St. Joseph 's Hospital, examination revealing internal injuries and shock. No official report had been made Tuesday of the accident, but it was apparent that DeAtley's car, headed north, was squarely across the track when it was struck broadside by the passenger train's engine, and carried about 70 yards down the track without overturning. Time for the funeral service had not been set, awaiting word from a son, Pvt. Edwin E. DeAtley, at the Army Air Base at Oakland , Calif. The Rev. F. A. Tippen of Immanuel Baptist Church will conduct the service at Brown-Roden Funeral Home, and burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery .
Born at Jewett, Leon County, DeAtley had lived here a number of years, his residence being at 37 N. 11th St. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Georgia King; four children, Pvt. DeAtley; Mrs. Jim Doop of Hutchison, Kansas; Tillie Mae DeAtley and Melvin L. DeAtley, and a brother, George DeAtley, all of Paris, besides seven grandchildren.' [Picture of 1936 Ford car is in article.]
Married Georgia K. Henderson.
DeATLEY, MELVIN L.
Melvin L. DeAtley, 115-13th NW, died at St. Joseph 's Hospital at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Maberry officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery .
Mr. DeAtley was born Feb. 3, 1917, in Paris, a son of J. E. DeAtley and Georgia King DeAtley. He attended Paris schools and had been a painter until about 14 years ago when he was employed by Acme Termite Co. until retiring three years ago. He was a Baptist.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Georgia Ann Reeves of Paris; one son, John DeAtley of Dallas ; 10 grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Georgia DeAtley of Paris ; two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Ford of Paris and Mrs. Valleria Doop of Pharr and one brother, Edwin DeAtley of Paris . He was preceded in death by a son, Lewis Edward DeAtley, in 1966; a sister, Fannie DeAtley in 1914 and a brother, Tom Henry DeAtley in 1929. (Lamar County Echo, December 8, 1983, p.4.)
DeATLEY, TOM HENRY
YOUTH KILLED BY AUTO -- Thomas Henry DeAtley, 18, Paris High School student, was hit by an automobile late last Friday night while he was fixing a tire on his car on Lamar Avenue in Paris and was killed. David Fox, Bill Miller and Neil Rose, all Paris youths, were arrested later charged with murder and the first named with driving while intoxicated. They drove through Detroit , Clarksville and Bogata and were near Rugby when they went into a ditch. Young DeAtley was accompanied by two youths.' (The Detroit News-Herald, 14 Nov 1929 from microfilm in Clarksville Library.)
DENTON, JOHN SMITH
J.S. Denton, 82, who made his home with his daughter, Mrs. J.M. Gladden, 42-25th Street NW, died about 8 a.m. Thursday in a Paris hospital, after a sudden attack of illness at home. He had been in failing health several years. Formerly a grocer at Atlas and in Cooper, he had made his home with the Gladdens about 20 years.
John Smith Denton was born at Atlas, 4 Jun 1876, son of Alfred and Dora Denton, and he married Lyda Twyman, 3 Aug 1898, her death occurring about 30 yeas ago. Coming to Paris from Atlas to attend school, he lived in the home of his aunt, Mrs. Sam Bell Maxey and General Maxey, later attending Carrington private school in Austin , and on a scholarship from that institution enrolled at the University of Texas . He also studied at Hill's Business College . He had been a deacon of Immanuel Baptist Church here 35 years.
Surviving are these children besides Mrs. Gladden: Mrs. Paul Bell and Mrs. T.S. (Fritz) Smith, also of Paris; Mrs. Otha Jones, Roxton; Mrs. R.S. (Shelton) Murphy, Greenville; Noland Denton, and Weldon Denton, Dallas; 50 other descendants, and these sisters; Mrs. Ed Clark and Mrs. Marilda Tytus, Paris; Mrs. S.C. Cooper, Howland, and Mrs. Hubert Redus, Roxton. (The Paris News, 14 Aug 1958.)
DENTON, Mrs. JOHN
Paris, Texas , Sept 25 -- Mrs. John Denton of Checota was taken suddenly ill after cooking dinner yesterday and died in three hours. (Dallas Morning News, 1900-09-27, submitted by BZ.)
DENTON, Mrs. MARY
Paris, Tex., Oct. 12 – Mrs. Mary Denton, aged 87 years, a pioneer resident of Lamar County, who was familiarly known as Aunt Polly Denton, died yesterday at her home at Roxton. The deceased was born in Graves County , Kentucky , in 1822, and came to Lamar County in 1844 with her father, James Ashely. The following year she was married to J. W. Denton, who bought 390 acres of land, on which the town of Roxton is at present located, for $1 per acre. The deceased is survived by two sisters, two sons, four daughters, thirty-seven grand-children and a still greater number of great-grandchildren. (The Dallas Morning News 4/24/1909.)
DEUPREE, MARGARET MARY
Margaret Mary Fielding Deupree of Mercedes died there Thursday, 10 Sep 1986, at 10:25 a.m. Graveside services were held Monday, 15 Sep, at Evergreen Cemetery . The Rev. Jim Kimmel Brown officiated. Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Deupree was born 9 Feb 1904, in Paris, a daughter of W.H. Fielding and Dora Bridges Fielding. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the First United Methodist Church here and of its New Era Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Surviving are two nephews, Dr. Marion R. Lawler Jr. of Harlingen and Dr. John Fielding Lawler of Evansville, Ind.; two nieces, Mrs. Jim (Mildred Brown) Kimmel of Dallas and Mrs. Mary Lawler Jordan of Franklin, Tenn. (The Lamar County Echo, 18 Sep 1986.)
Mrs. Francis L. DeWeese, the wife of a well known young farmer of Reno , died at her home at 9:00 a.m. Sunday of Pneumonia following influenza. Before her marriage she was Miss Alice Upchurch.
She is survived by her husband and a little son. The funeral was held at 2:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon at Evergreen Cemetery and was conducted by Elder Lee Garrett. (The Paris Morning News, Tuesday, December 10, 1918.)
DEWEESE, EULA LINDSAY
From Rodgers and Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #8; p.462; Service #200; charge to James W. DeWeese; date of funeral, 29 Jul 1913; place of death, Lamar Ave.; Clergyman, Kendall; Physician, T.C. Geron; date of death, 28 Jul 1913; Single; interment at Evergreen cemetery section 3; casket #135, size 3/6 & box $35.00; vault $35.00; chairs $1.50; 4 carriages $20.00; hearse $10.00; Buggy auto $2.00; open grave $5.00; Total $108.50 (Submitted by Carole Curry)
DEWEESE, J. C.
From Rodgers & Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #2; p.386; Service #386; J.C. Deweese. To be charged to J.C. Deweese. Order given by Poteet. Cost casket $40.00, burial robe $5.00, socks, $0.25, hearse $10.00. Total $55.25. *Original record did not state cemetery. A tombstone was located in Antioch Cemetery with name and dates indicated. Stone is inscribed 28 Mar 1900. Married Louisa A. Neatherly. (Submitted by Carole Curry)
DEWEESE, JAMES WILLIAM
'J.W. DeWeese, 88, former State Fire Insurance commissioner and once mayor of Paris , died Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sanitarium of Paris. He had been admitted there Saturday, having been an invalid the past three and a half years. Funeral services, Friday at 2:30 p.m. will be held in Fry and Gibbs chapel by Dr. Gordon Clinard of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary faculty, who is interim pastor of First Baptist Church . Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery . Mr. DeWeese, who was in the insurance field from 1910 to 1955, had served in a variety of other public and civic positions. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Martha Permelia Ratliff, whom he married in Glory community, 27 Dec 1903; two daughters, Mrs. John W. Williams, Paris, and Mrs. Spurgeon E. Bell, Houston, and 11 other descendants, besides several nieces and nephews. Son of Louis Wright DeWeese and wife, who was Matilda Ann Stephenson, James William DeWeese was born in Biardstown community, 21 Jul 1875, and attended the old Charleston Normal School in Delta County . He taught school for a time, and was elected to serve as justice of the peace, 1900-1904. He was Lamar County tax assessor, 1906-1910; Paris alderman, 1912-1916, and mayor of Paris 1922-1924. He was appointed Fire Insurance commissioner of Texas and served from 1928 to 1932. It was while he was mayor that Paris Independent School District was created, and Lake Crook constructed. He was Lamar County Democratic Committee chairman for a total of 16 years, first elected in 1926-28, and again in 1940. In 1944, he was named a member of the state Democratic executive committee for the 8th Senatorial District . A member of First Christian Church many years, he had served as an elder, chairman of the official board, Sunday school teacher and superintendent. An organizer of the Paris Lions Club, he was its charter president; was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, and belonged to the Masonic Lodge, Woodman of the World, and Paris Golf Club. He was a partner in the old insurance firm of Galbreath and DeWeese, now the Kennemer Insurance Agency, having sold his interest in 1955, when he retired. Married Mattye Ratliff. (The Paris News, 31 Oct 1963.)
DEWEESE, MATTYE PERMELIA
His record show her name as Martha Permelia Ratliff. From the records of Lamar #258 United Daughters of the Confederacy: 'Mrs. J.W. DeWeese, 96, whose home had been 1747 Lamar Ave., died Tuesday at McCuistion Hospital at 11:20 a.m. In ill health some time, she was admitted there after a heart attack last week. Her funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. at Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home, will be held by the Rev. James Semple of First Baptist Church , where she was a member, and the Rev. Richard Poteet, pastor of Harlandale Presbyterian Church in San Antonio . Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery . Relatives are at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John W. Williams, 2111 Simpson St. Daughter of Robert and Permelia (Craft) Ratliff, Mrs. DeWeese was the former Mattye Ratliff, born in Glory community, Lamar County Nov. 5, 1874. She married Dec. 27, 1903, at Glory Baptist Church to James W. [William] DeWeese, afterward mayor of Paris, member of the Democratic State Committee and Texas State Insurance commissioner. His death occurred Oct. 30, 1963. Mrs. DeWeese had attended Lamar and Delta County schools and a private school at Charleston , also teacher's normals, and after receiving a certificate, taught in area schools several years. The DeWeese's moved to Paris , where she had been a member of First Baptist Church since Feb. 1904, being a member of the Kendall Sunday School Class and having taught a class there also. She was the second president of Fourth Ward School 's Parent-Teacher Association, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Joseph Ligon Chapter, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy here and formerly of the Paris Garden Club and Coterie Club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Williams here and Mrs. Spurgeon Bell, Houston; four grandchildren, Mrs. Norman Davis of Paris, Mrs. Michael Rutherford of Houston , Mrs. Richard Poteet of San Antonio and Spurgeon Bell of Houston ; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, George Ratliff of Abilene. (Submitted by Carole Curry)
DeWITT, ELLEN J.
Paris, Texas , Dec. 28 – Mrs. M. V. DeWitt, aged 70 years, died last evening at her home on Lamar Avenue from the effects of a fall a few days ago in which she received a fracture of the hip. She was a life-long resident of Lamar County , having been the daughter of L. V. Moore and Betay Moore, who moved here in 1836 and located four miles east of Paris at Moore ’s Springs, where she was born. She is survived by four sons and a daughter, and by a brother and three sisters, all of whom live near the old home.
DICKEN, JAMES THOMAS
James Thomas Dicken, 63, of Powderly went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2006, at his home, at which time Bright- Holland Funeral Home received him into their care. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Powderly Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Burial follows in Littlevine Cemetery under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
The family receives friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born March 28, 1943, in Paris, the son of James Rex and Alma Christine Tallant Dicken. He graduated from East Texas State University , Commerce with a bachelor's degree. He married his wife, Katherine Morris, on July 30, 1966 at Powderly Baptist Church . He retired from the Civil Service in 1996, where he received numerous commendations. He had a passion for classic cars and Indian artifacts. He was a professional artist, who drew and painted. He volunteered to teach illiterate adults to read. He was an active member of Powderly Baptist Church .
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, James B. Dicken and wife, Michelle, of St. Louis, Mo. and Jeff T. Dicken and wife, Molly, of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; one daughter, Lisa K. Jenkins and husband, Billy, of Powderly; a mother-in-law, Mary Helen Morris of Powderly; a sister, Alma Jean Taylor and husband, Otis, of Powderly; two brothers, Mark Dicken and wife, Cathy, of Sumner and Howard Dicken and wife, Allene, of Golden, Okla., along with 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Casket bearers; James Dicken, Howard Dicken, Jeff Dicken, Tim Dicken, Mark Dicken and Billy Jenkins. (The Paris News- Published July 05, 2006)
Thurman Dickey, 429 E. Washington , died at St. Joseph 's Hospital at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4. Services were held Tuesday, March 6, at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billie N. Dickey officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery . Mr. Dickey was born Nov. 2, 1914, in Canton , a son of Frank Dickey and Carrie Jane Carroll Dickey. He was a retired truck driver. He attended Avery schools and lived in the Paris area until 1936 when he moved to California . He returned to Paris in the late 1940s. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Virginia Day of Lancaster ; three brothers, the Rev. N. T. Dickey of Paris , B. R. Dickey of Kemp and B. W. Dickey of Dallas ; one stepbrother, Boyd Bartee of Winnsboro and several nieces and nephews. (Lamar County Echo, March 8, 1984, p.6.)
'Mrs. Beatrice Dickson, formerly of Dallas , who was thirty years old, died at 3:55 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Pearson, 160 West Sherman street . She had been in ill health for several months and her death was not unexpected. She was born at Bells, in Grayson County, but had lived in Paris nearly all her life with the exception of a few years after her marriage, when she lived in Dallas . She is survived by a son eleven years old and they had been making their home with her parents the past nine years. The funeral service will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the residence, conducted by Rev. M. L. Hamilton. The burial will be at Evergreen cemetery. (September 29, 1916.(submitted by Carole Curry)
Paris News, 12 Feb 1961 - Mrs. Emma Diggs, 84, widow of Walter Diggs, died Sunday at 3:30 p. m. at home, 2111 W. Cherry St., after illness. She was born in Arkansas , 28 Feb 1876. The funeral was set for 3:30 p. m. Monday at Gene Roden and Sons Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Elmver Dicken. Bural was arranged in Little Vine Cemetery, and announced as bearers were Ray Merritt, John Osborn, Joe Avery, Leonard Hewgley, Lawrence Whitlock, and Edgel Wheeler. The only immediate survivors are nieces and nephews, among them Mrs. E. T. Erwin of Sumner and Mrs. Arthur Dillard, Paris. (Submitted by Carole Curry.)
Paris, Texas , Feb. 18 - Joseph Dodd, a well known farmer, died at his home four miles south of Chicota this morning. (Dallas Morning News, 2/19/1901)
BLOSSOM, TEXAS , Aug 25 - Dolp Dollins, a prominent young man of this place, died at the home of his mother on the 23rd of congestion. (Dallas Morning News, 1899-08-25, submitted by BZ)
Mrs. Douglas Dies At Home
Former Parisian Will Be Brought Back Here From Little Rock, Ark.
Mrs. Elizabeth Stark Douglas, 71 years of age, a former resident of Paris , died at her home in Little Rock , Ark. , Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, after an illness of several days, with pneumonia.
She was the daughter of the Rev. O. P. Stark and wife who came to the Indian Territory as a missionary many years ago and settled at old Goodland where Mrs. Douglas was born, and where the Rev. Stark taught school and ministered to the Indians before moving to Texas. He lived and taught school in Red River county in the village of Starksville , which bears his name and he also taught at Spencerville , Okla. , before moving to Paris , where he taught in the neighborhood of the Ed Hubbard home.
Mrs. Douglas was married in Paris in 1881 to R. E. Douglas and moved with her husband to Little Rock, which city had been her home ever since. She made frequent visits to Paris and retained many friendships made during her youth.
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. R. J. Murphy of Paris, Mrs. Wade Skinner of San Antonio and Mrs. Ida Lattimer of Terrell; and two brothers, Will Stark of Conway, Ark., and O. P. Stark of Russellville, Ark. Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Joe P. Fenet, a niece, were with her at the time of her death, being summoned to her bedside a short time before she died.
The body arrives in Paris on the 5:30 Texas and Pacific train Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the First Presbyterian church and will be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. H. G. Beckman, with burial at Evergreen cemetery. (Obituary published 3 Jan 1934 in The Paris News, Paris , TX)
DOYAL, SANDRA DEE
Graveside rites for Sandra Dee, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Doyal, Hanning Drive, Rt.2, Paris, were arranged for 2:30 p.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery, with Leverett and Steele Funeral Home in charge. The Rev. C.G. Renfro of Talco was to officiate. The baby was dead at birth 24 Dec 1969, about 4:30 pm. in McCuistion Hospital here. Surviving are the father and the mother, the former Daisy Rice; a brother, David Lee Doyal, and three grandparents; Mrs. Mary Doyal, Connie Doyal and Mrs. Johnnie Rice, all of Paris. (The Paris News, 26 Dec 1969.)
DULANEY, BERTHA "HOUSE"
'Mrs. Bertha House Dulaney, wife of the late Will L. Dulaney of Cherry Street Annex, died at McCuistion Medical Center, Monday, Jan. 28. Graveside services were held Jan. 31, at Evergreen Cemetery with Dr. Robert S. Hanson officiating. Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dulaney was born April 29, 1894, in Paris, a daughter of John Devericks House Sr. and Mary Jane Proctor House. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jane Marshall of Denver, CO.; three grandchildren; one brother, John D. House Jr. of Paris ; two nephews, John Anderson Gillespie of Paris and John Dickson House of Paris .
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Dulaney in 1983. (Lamar County Echo, Jan. 31, 1985: Submitted by Carole Curry.)
DULANEY, ELIZABETH ANN
Elizabeth Ann Dulaney died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Terrell Convalescent Center . Services were held Thursday, Dec. 21, at Evergreen Cemetery . Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Miss Dulaney was born April 21, 1921, in Paris, a daughter of Bertha House Dulaney and Will L. Dulaney. She attended Paris schools and lived in Florida until 1971 when she returned to Paris .
Surviving are her mother of Paris ; one sister, Jane Marshall of Colorado and several cousins in the Paris area and several nieces and nephews.'
Buried next to Bertha House Dulaney. (Lamar County Echo, December 29, 1983. Submitted by Carole Curry)
DULANEY, JOHN WALTER
From Rodgers and Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #3; p.155; Service #109; interment date 25 Dec 1903
Son of W.F. Dulaney; died Pouhkeepsee, New York; funeral car 2 times; 8 carriages; vault; grave; lots 44,45,53,54; total $199.00. (Submitted by Carole Curry.)
DULANEY, MARGARET E.
From Rodgers & Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #10; p.241; Service #144; charge to W.F. Dulaney; secured by same; funeral date 19 Dec, place of death Oklahoma City, OK.
Services at First Methodist Church; time 10am; Clergyman Knickerbocker and Mt. Castle.
The cause of death cancer of pancreas; date of death 17 Dec 1922 at 1pm; married; aged 66 years; body shipped to Paris 12/18 at 6pm; vault $135.00; 2 trips in hearse $20.00; 2 automobiles to cemetery $10.00; flower car $5.00; coach $7.50; open grave $7.00; total $184.50. Married W.F. Dulaney. (Submitted by Carole Curry.)
DULANEY, STANLEY JOE
Handwritten date; February 17th 1914.
A message received early yesterday morning conveyed tidings of the death of Stanley J. Dulaney of this city in Phoenix, AZ , which occurred at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. His death was caused by tuberculosis of the throat, from which he had been suffering about a year. He went to Denver , CO , last summer for the benefit of his health, but he failed to improve, and about six weeks ago he went from there to Phoenix . The message announcing his death did not contain any details, but it is understood that he took a sudden change for the worse a few days ago. His mother and his sister, Miss Bessie, had been with him about a month. His father left for his bedside last Saturday at noon in response to a message stating that he was worse, but was denied the mournful consolation of being with him when he died, as he did not arrive at Phoenix until yesterday morning. The deceased was twenty-eight years old and was unmarried and his death cut short in his career a young man whose life promised to be of much usefulness. He and a brother, Walter, also of great promise, were given a liberal education by their father, who was justly proud of them. They were students in the engineering department of Cornell University and were young men of high purpose and ambition. The latter died before completing his studies, and the death of his brother a few years later is a sad blow to their parents, who have the unbounded sympathy of their friends. Mr. and Mrs. Dulaney and Miss Bessie started back with the body from Phoenix last night. It is not yet known when they will arrive and the funeral arrangements will be announced later.'
Buried next to John Walter Dulaney. (Submitted by Carole Curry)
DUNHAM, JAMES TAYLOR
J. T. Dunham, who was about seventy years old and was living with a daughter a mile and a half north of Powderly, died rather suddenly Wednesday evening. He was taken sick in the morning with hurting in the stomach and continued to suffer pain and to grow worse until death came in a few hours. He had not previously been ailing and was in the enjoyment of fairly good health, considering his age. He had been a resident of the community for a number of years and is survived by four sons and a daughter. Two of the sons live at Powderly. The burial will take place today at Red Hill graveyard. (The Paris Morning News, Friday, January 9, 1920)
DUNCAN, LEWIS A.
From Rodgers & Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #9; p.101; Service #180; Louis A. Duncan; charge to I.L. Duncan; ordered by I.L. Duncan; secured by American National Insurance; date of funeral, 31 Jul 1916; services at residence, W. Cherry; Physician, Z. Taylor; age 3 years; interment at Evergreen; casket 3/6 $15.00; robe $1.50; open grave $3.50; Total $20.00. 'Son of Ira and Lena Duncan.' (Submitted by Carole Curry.)
DUNN, WINFORD EUGENE
From Rodgers & Wade Furniture Co. Funeral Records in possession of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home; Book #7; p.64; Service #232; charged to S.A.D.; order given by same; secured by part cash; date of funeral 11 Oct; place of death 45 N. Robison St.; services at same; time 4 pm; Clergyman J.P. Robertson; Physician Joseph Meyer; date of death 11 Oct 1910 at 630 am; single; aged 4 years, 2 months, 18 days; casket manufactured by Texarkana; interment at Evergreen 05-40; casket price $27.50; 3 carriages $10.50; hearse $10.00; outlay for lot $15.00; open grave $5.00; total $68.00.
Tombstone is inscribed, 'Son of S.A. & Ethel Dunn. Submitted by Carole Curry
Paris , Tex. , Oct. 13. George, the 4 year old son of Judge A. R. Durant, died at Grant, I. T., last night. (Dallas Morning News Oct. 13, 1900 - Transcribed by Dena Whitesell)
Mrs. Charles R. Duvall, 61, died at home, 506 E. Price St. , Saturday at 12:30 p.m. after a long illness. The funeral will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home. The Rev. A.D. Wood of the congregational Bible Church will be assisted by the Rev. Max Barton of Cherry Street Presbyterian Church. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery . Pallbearers are Vestal Davis, Virgil Milam, Raymond Nix, Burrell Hutto, O.G. McKee and David Clanton.
The former Miss Annie Riser, daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. David W. Riser. Mrs. Duvall was born in Jackson , Miss. May 1, 1889. The family came to Paris when she was 16 years old, and she was married to Mr. Duvall here, Dec. 24, 1908.
She was an active member of the Congregational Church and it women's society here. She was past president of the Women's Auxiliary to the Post Office Clerks Association; an associate member of the Needlecraft Club, and member of the Women's Benefit Association.
Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Vincent Pollchino, Jr. of Houston; one grandson, and these brothers and sisters; William D. Riser, San Angelo; George Riser, and Mrs. W. T. Skelton, Dallas; G. W. Riser, New York City, and Mrs. E. P. Cooper, Paris. (The Paris News, April 8, 1951. Submitted by Carole Curry)