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Boozer, Richard Wayne

BOOZER, RICHARD WAYNE                                                                    September 9, 1949 May 5, 1969

Obituary -- The Naples Monitor -- Richard Boozer Killed in Accident

RICHARD WAYNE BOOZER, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Boozer of Omaha, was killed in a one car accident Tuesday a.m. about one o'clock in Tenaha, Texas.  Richard was with the Merchant Marines with his ship docking at Port Arthur.  He was in route home when his car failed to make a curve, it over turned and he was thrown from the car, killing him instantly. Richard is survived by his parents, one brother, Louis; two nephews all of Omaha and one grandmother, Mrs. Lee Lackey of the Redbud Nursing Home, several aunts and uncles and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 PM at the First Baptist Church in Omaha, with Bro. Morris Hill and Bro. Bill Beckham the officiating ministers. Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were his friends. Out of town people who attended the funeral were:  Mr. Vanoy Boozer of Hughes Springs; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Elrod of Albuquerque, NM, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Boozer of Mobile, AL, Mrs. and Mrs. Elvin Boozer, Elvin, Jr. and Lawrence of Madisonville, TX, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Adams and James of Lancaster, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Jones of New Diana, Mrs. Maugreate Berg and Mr. and Mrs. White of Port Arthur, Mr. Henry Foster of Linden, Mr. Ellis Lineberger of Texarkana, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jones of Vivian, LA, Mrs. Ollie Tigert of Shreveport, LA, Mrs. Sue Gossett and Buddy Tigert of Lone Star, Mrs. Eunice Betts and Mrs. Leola Tigert, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Tigert all of Daingerfield, Mrs. Lucy McCollum, Mrs. John P. Vissering, Mrs. Frankie Berry of Naples, Mrs. Allie Tosh of Mt. Pleasant.  There may have been others who we failed to get their names.  (H Row 3)

Ellis, Minnie

ELLIS, MINNIE                                                                                          November 23, 1895 January 19, 1969 

Mrs. Minnie Ellis, 73, died Sunday morning after an extended illness.  She was a member of the Baptist Church and a long time resident of the Naples area.  She was a member of the Naples area.  She was the widow of the late Noah Ellis.  She is survived by two sons, Bill Ellis of Naples and John Hugh Ellis of Omaha; three sisters, Mrs. E. P. Wooten of Blue Ridge, TX, Mrs. L. E. Patterson of Spring, TX, and Mrs. G. A. Williams of Marshall; and two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Naples with the Rev. Bob Pearce and the Rev. Bob Bishoff officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  (B Row 13)

Morris, Arthur

MORRIS, ARTHUR                                                                                   July 7, 1886 June 2, 1969

Arthur Morris, a retired farmer, of Omaha, died Monday in the Naples hospital.  He was 82 years old and a long time resident of the Omaha community. He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church in Omaha. Survivors include his widow; four step-daughters Mrs. Virginia Brown of Ft. Worth, Mrs. June Friend of Fairfield, IL, Mrs. Dixie Bradshaw of Decatur, IL and Mrs. Jeanine Harris of Baytown, two brothers, Luther Morris and Loven Morris both of Omaha; two sisters, Mrs. Hettie Stevens and Mrs. Pearl Fields both of Mt. Pleasant; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Concord church and burial was in the Concord Cemetery.  The Rev. M. G. McNeal officiated at the services.  (Row 15 NE)

Richards, Ophelia Melisa Hudgins

RICHARDS, OPHELIA MELISA HUDGINS                                           May12, 1883 April 5, 1969

Mrs. Ophelia Melisa Richards, 85, died last Saturday, April 5, at Mt. Pleasant after three and one half years in Doctors and Physicians Convalescent Home.  Services were conducted Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Daingerfield with Rev. Jim Powell officiating.  Interment was in the Concord Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Survivors are: four sons, Farris Richards, Daingerfield; Belton Richards, Omaha; Rufus Richards, Mt. Pleasant; and Orvle Richards, Greggton; three daughters, Mrs. A. L. Owens, Tyler; Mrs. John Northam, Daingerfield; and Mrs. Cecil Vaught, Omaha; three brothers, Lonnie Hudgins, Mt. Enterprise; Marshall Hudgins, Livingston; J. D. Hudgins, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Hunter and Mrs. Ester Mills, Mt. Enterprise and Mrs. Virgil Crow, Houston. Pallbearers were: Anthony Richards, Bobby Richards, B. L. Richards, Robert Richards, Gary Northam and Wendell Northam. Mrs. Richards was a member of the First Baptist Church and had been a Morris County Resident for many years.

  (Row 35 NE)

Riddle, B. D.

RIDDLE, B. D.                                                                                           April 18, 1902 February 26, 1969

Services for Ben Dee Riddle, 83, of Daingerfield were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home with the Rev. V. L. Brandon and Harry Wolf officiating.  Burial was at Concord Cemetery.  Mr. Riddle died Friday at a Morris County hospital after a lengthy illness.  He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.  Surviving are several cousins.  (Row 31 NE) Concrete Block and Funeral Home Marker.

Tigert, Earl

TIGERT, EARL                                                                                         February 28, 1892 February 4, 1969

EARL TIGERT, 76, of the Rocky Branch Community, died Monday afternoon in a Mt Pleasant Clinic. He was a retired Lone Star Steel Worker. Survivors include seven sons, Norris Tigert and Earl W. Tigert, both of Lone Star, Texas, Fred Tigert of Daingerfield, Texas, Marvin Tigert of Colorado, Dale Tigert of Vidor, Texas, Jack Tigert of Missouri, Bobby Tigert of North Carolina; four daughters, Mrs. Dovie Knight of Naples, and Mrs. Thelma Thigpen, Mrs. Allen Tosh of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Sue Gossett of Lone Star, Texas; two brothers, Roe Tigert of Omaha, Texas and Willie W. Tigert of Daingerfield; three sisters, Mrs. Sula Starr and Carl Kluck, both of Denton, Texas and Mrs. Lee Lackey of Naples, Texas 42 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday at the Rocky Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. T. P. Lee officiating assisted by the Dr. Elvin Crocker.  Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home of Daingerfield.  (CPL QM USA DIV 44 WWII 1942 -1945 per Hughes Springs Veterans Memorial)  (NW Row 1)

 

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