Lamar County, Texas

M - Obituaries and Death Notices


Died: Jefferson of Nederland and Lydia Ochoa, Anita Ochoa, James Philip Ochoa and Leslie and Lindsay Maddox, all of Paris. (Paris News, November 1, 1976)

Mary L. "Nita" Bunch Mahaffey, 2235 Sycamore, died Sat at St. Joseph 's Hospital.
   Rosary was held Sun at Fry & Gibbs. Father Carl Vogel conducted Mass, assisted by Father Michael Baron, Mon, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.
   Born in Paris, daughter of T. R. (Rate) Bunch and Mary Brown Bunch. She attended public schools in Paris and attended Paris Junior College . She lived in Dallas after leaving school and in 1972 she moved to Kerrville . In 1983, she moved back to Paris .
   She was a member of Victory Catholic Church.
   Survivors include a daughter, Miss Mary Fay Mahaffey of Austin; 4 sons, Mike Mahaffey of Dallas; Joe D. Mahaffey, of Pittsburg; Thomas J. Mahaffey, of Washington, DC; and John M. Mahaffey, of Austin. Six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Bass, of Paris; 2 brothers, Elma Bunch, of Paris, and Delma Bunch, of Paris, and several nieces and nephews. (Lamar County Echo , Jun 21, 1983.)

Paris ,  Tex. , Oct. 12. Miss Melinda Matthews died at the home of her parents in the eastern portion of the county this morning. (Dallas Morning News, Oct. 13, 1900 – Transcribed by Dena Whitesell)

Services for Robert Minter, resident of Blossom, who died in McCuistion Hospital last Saturday, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Oak Hill Baptist Church at Blossom. Burial there in Egypt Cemetery will be made by Ferguson Funeral Home of Paris, the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Savage, officiating.
   Besides the widow, Mrs. Iris Minter, survivors are a son, Robert Minter, Jr.; three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Allie Critten and Mrs. Callie Patton, all of Blossom. Nieces and nephews include Mrs. Tommie Thomas and Mrs. Patsy Ridley, Paris. (Unknown Newspaper.)

Paris , Texas , Feb. 10. - Charles A. Minton, aged 48 years, died at 4 o'clock this morning at a local sanitarium. He was for many years a well-known peace officer of Paris , serving part of the time as City Marshal and Chief of Police. He is survived by a large family. (Dallas Morning News, 11 Feb. 1916.  Submitted by Marla Zwakman.)

Paris, Texas , Aug. 7.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning for Mrs. Hannah Mitchell, 86, who died at a Paris hospital Friday. Born in Tennessee , Mrs. Mitchell had made her home in Lamar County many years. Survivors include four sons, Ross, J. S. and Bob Mitchell of Paris , and Claude  Mitchell of Sumner, and two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Beal and Mrs. R. W. Petty of Paris.  (Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas , August 8, 1936.  Transcribed by Amanda Jowers.)

McFATTER, Mrs. S. A.
Paris, Tex., Aug. 6 Mrs. S. A. McFatter, an old resident of Lamar County , died in this city yesterday evening. (Dallas Morning News, 8/7/1902.)

Plainview , Dec. 29. (Special)-Funeral services for Mrs. D. W. McGleason, 85, a resident of Plainview for the last 58 years, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday from First Baptist church here with Dr. Roy McClung, pastor, officiating.
   Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery , under direction of Lemona Funeral Home of Plainview.
   Mrs. McGlasson, who had lived at 701 W. Seventh St. , died Sunday night at her home after a long illness. 
   She came to Plainview in 1900 from Paris .  She was born Feb. 27, 1873, in Lamar County .
   Mrs. McGlasson had been a member of the Baptist Church since childhood and for many years active in the First Baptist Church of which she was a member at the time of her death.
   Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. J. M. Waller of Plainview; a son, Ed Braselton of Lubbock; five stepchildren, John McGlasson of Waco, D. E. McGlasson of Amarillo, Mrs. A. L. Harland and Mrs. F. E. Woodmanson, both of Dallas, and Mrs. C. R. Pennington of Abilene; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Allen of Forney, Mrs. R. A. McNeil of Lubbock and Mrs. Nellie Joy of Long Beach, Calif.; four brothers, Newt Dillard of Beaumont, Kyle Dillard of Belen, N. M., Pete Dillard of Grayford and Wallace Dillard of Pineville, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great- grandchildren.  (Publication Unknown, December 1958, transcribed by M.K.K.)

Jimmie Nelda Gaither McQuigg, 68, of Sumner went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Christus St. Joseph's Hospital South. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in Little Vine Cemetery under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. She was born on March 25, 1934, the daughter of Jack M. and Ruby Crossland Gaither. She married James McQuigg in 1972. He preceded her in death in 1975.
   She was a member of the Powderly Church of God and her greatest love was for gospel music and listening to her brother, Jerry Gaither, sing. She was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Nedra Henderson; and a grandson, Donnie Lester.
   Survivors include her mother, Ruby Ray of Blossom; daughters, Nancy Devore of Wichita Falls, Benji Loftin of Paris, Carolyn Nolting and husband Curtis of Enid, Okla. and Penny Goley Sapp and husband Danny of Sumner; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Canida and husband Charlie of Powderly; three brothers, Billy Jack Gaither and wife Aliene of Mount Pleasant, Jerry Gaither and wife Minnie of Hugo, Okla. and William Clark and wife Tammy of Paris; and several nieces and nephews.
   Casket bearers will be Taylor Clark, Dierk Clark, Ernest Goley, Christopher Gaither, Jerry Dewayne Gaither and Willie Gray Sapp.  (Paris News, Jul. 16, 2002)

Paris, Tex., Nov 25 - Miss Osie Moore, daughter of J.F. Moore, on Emberson Prairie, died suddenly last night after an illness of two days. (Dallas Morning News (Dallas , TX ), 30 Nov 1901)

Paris,  Tex. , Feb. 24. John Morris, a farmer of the Broadway community, died Thurs. night. (Dallas Morning News, [ Dallas ,  TX ], Feb. 27, 1900 - Transcribed by Dena Whitesell)

Lamar County Pioneer Dead 
Paris, Tex., Jan. 24 – Thos. Morris, one of the oldest men in Lamar County, who was nearly 100 years of age, died at the home of his son, James Morris, near Howland. (Dallas Morning News, 1/25/1903)



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