|Boozer, John J.
BOOZER, John J.
April 6, 1872 – December
Citizen of Omaha Passes Away
Boozer, well known citizen of Omaha, passed away at the Naples hospital
Wednesday evening, December 3, after a long illness. Funeral rites were
held at 2:30 pm Friday at the Concord Baptist Church. Officiating
ministers were Rev. A. J. Finley, Rev. H. L. McNish and Rev. T. P. Lee.
Interment was made in the Concord Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim
Fields, Earven Vaught, Clive Knight, Mack Walker, W. E. Swint, A. F.
Morris, H. D. Belyeu, and Ross Rivers. A native of Jackson Co., AL, Mr.
Boozer was born April 6, 1872. On August 27, 1893, he was married to
Miss Emma Allen, and in February 1894, they came to Omaha to make their
home. He was one of the first rural carriers to serve the Omaha area,
and served in this capacity for a number of years. He was a tax
assessor-collector for the Omaha School District several years, and was
actively interested in the work on his farm as long as his health
permitted. He joined the Concord Baptist Church in 1914. Survivors are
his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Burl Morris and Miss Fronie Boozer,
Omaha; Miss Dora Boozer, Dallas, and Mrs. W. W. Branch, Longview; six
sons, Roy, Troy, and Allen, Omaha; Willie, Ajo, AZ; Howard, Dallas, and
Curtis, Longview; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; one
sister, Mrs. J. D. Wellborn of Wingate, and many other relatives and
friends. Among the many relatives and friends attending the funeral
services for J. J. Boozer on Friday afternoon of last week were: Mr.
and Mrs. Curtis Boozer, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Branch and Mary Jon, Mr.
and Mrs. Wilburn Martin, Ouida and Roger, Rev. and Mrs. C. L. Porter,
Travis Bearers, S. G. Miley, J. O. Sisk, R. W. Plieler, Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Abernathy, and Mrs. L. T. Williams, all of Longview; Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Justiss, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Allen and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Hull Horton, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allen, Mrs.
Letha Compton, G. H. Riddle, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Doc
Talley, all of Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hartsfield, and Mrs. W.
H. Boozer of Caddo; Mr. and Mrs. Willie Boozer and Jean, Mrs. Leon Dodd,
Sharon and Mike, of Ajo, AZ; Elder C. W. Gilbreath and H. T. Gilbreath
of Como; Howard O. Boozer and Sonny, Miss Dora Boozer, Miss Frankie
Steelman, and J. B. Boozer, all of Dallas; Vanoy Boozer of Fort Worth;
Mr. and Mrs. Hill Collins, Whitney; Rev. and Mrs. A. A. Spence,
Pittsburg; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jones, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Boozer, Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Zemry Boozer and children, Goodland; A 1-c
and Mrs. Bobby Boozer and daughter, Harlingen; Elder and Mrs. Odell
Rhine and daughter, Hughes Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Galloway, of
Commerce; Mrs. Martin of DeKalb; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Morris and children,
and many others from Naples. (Row 26 SE)