DEAN, Mrs. Ada Jane of Rockdale. Age 88. Died 1/31/1974 (Thursday) at Boswell's Nursing Home in Rockdale after a lengthy illness. Services held (Sat.) at Phillips & Luckey Chapel in Rockdale. Burial in IOOF Cemetery. George Hall of Church of Christ officiated. She was BORN 12/4/1885 in Leon Co. to M/M. John T. Allen. Married Walter Dean on 9/30/1906 in Leon Co. She lived in Rockdale for 52 years. Preceded in death by her husband 11/8/1964 and an infant son. SURVIVORS: Son, Harvey Dean of Minerva; 3 daughters, Mrs. Luine Haelbig, Mrs. Lela Jackson, and Mrs. Lillie Cummings, all of Rockdale; 2 brothers, Dan W. Allen and Albrey T. Allen, both of Houston; 2 sisters, Mrs. Fannie Dawns and Mrs. Gertrude Madden, both of Marquez; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.
DEAN, Michael George of Aurora, Ohio. Age 23. Died ?/1982 (Wed.) after being struck by a Santa Fe freight train near Cameron, causing massive head injuries. He was described as a "drifter". Phillips & Luckey Funeral Directors of Rockdale were in charge of arrangements. He was BORN abt. 1959. Mr. Dean had not been home to Ohio in about a month.
DEARY, Mrs. Lillie (George) of Rockdale. Age 46. Died ?/1968 (Friday) when she was burned to death, when fire destroyed a frame tenant house on a farm in the Friendship Comm. The husband and 6 daughters were home and escaped the fire without injury. Mrs. Deary had reentered the house to get some belongings. The family had lived on the farm for the past 8 years. The farm was owned by H.H. Coffield of Rockdale and run by Ernest Hodge. Services held (Sat.) at Mt.Zion Baptist Church near Bastrop. Burial in Mt.Zion Cemetery in Bastrop. She was the mother of C.W. Simmons of Thorndale.
DEARY, Mrs. Willie (Mattie Ray) of Austin. Age 26. Died 1/1971 (Sunday) from an apparent heart attack. Services held (Wed.) at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Elder Brant of Austin conducted the last rites. King-Tears Mortuary of Austin in charge of arrangements. She was the daughter of Joe and Odessa Williams. BORN 7/15/1945 and reared in the Thorndale/Thrall area and was a member of the Church of God in Christ at Thrall. SURVIVORS: Husband of Austin; 6 children, parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. SS Death Benefit on #461-72-8752.
DEBAULT, James of Rockdale. Age 3 days. Died ?/1978 (Sunday) at St.David's Hospital in Austin. Graveside services held at IOOF Cemetery. Rev. Dean Evans officiated. SURVIVORS: Parents, Keith and Julie Debault of Rockdale; grandparents, M/M David Boyd and Fred Debault of Rockdale; 11 great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents; several aunts and uncles.
DEBAULT, Maidie of Milano & Yoakum. Age 79. Died 4/27/1990 (Friday) at Richards Memorial Hospital, Rockdale, after a lengthy illness. Services held 4/29 (Sunday) in Philips & Luckey Chapel, Rockdale. Burial in IOOF Cemetery. Rev. Joe Stansell of Milano First Baptist Church officiated. She was BORN 7/2/1910 in Yoakum to Otto and Annie (Neal) Hamann. Retired employee of Torel Leather Co. in Yoakum. Had lived the last 13 years in Milano and was a previous resident of Yoakum. Married Emil Debault on 8/21/1928 in Yoakum. Member of above church. Preceded in death by her husband on 11/24/1985; parents; great-grandson, James F. Debault on 1/8/1978; daughter-in-law, Marian Debault on 12/9/1976; also 2 brothers, Oscar Hamman and John Hamman. SURVIVORS: Son & wife, Fred & Freddie Debault of Milano; 2 grandsons, Keith Debault of San Gabriel and Craig Debault of Rockdale; 7 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Lindsay, Meggie, Lange, Chyrese, Shannon and Blake Debault; sister, Alfreda Baker of Yoakum; number of nieces/nephews. SS Death Benefit on #464-26-9369.
DEBOSE, Janis Darlyn of Rockdale. Age 29. Died 7/24/1975 (Thursday) at the Rockdale Mobile Home Park just east of Rockdale city limits. She was taken to the hospital in a private car by Frank McKee, age 38, of Rockdale. He was later charged with murder. Funeral services were held 7/27 at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. She was BORN 11/12/1946 in Rockdale, the daughter of Mrs. Iris Bell and Johnny Bell. Graduate of Aycock High School and later married Bobby Debose. Joined the New Hope Baptist Church at an early age. SURVIVORS: Mother, Iris Bell; grandmother, Viola Mitchell; husband, Bobby Debose; 2 brothers, Rodney Craig Mitchell and Samuel Ray Mitchell; 5 sisters, Gloria Bell, Louis Brown, Jacklyn Bell, Mrytle Lynn Bell and Kenya Mitchell. Mrs. Debose brother, Rodney, along with her 2 children, Bobby Jr. and Elaine and McKee were in the mobile home at the time of the shooting. SS Death Benefit on #465-74-2945 under Janice Debose.
DEERE, Martha of Caldwell & Birmingham, AL. Age 23. Died ?/1979 (Thursday) in a Birmingham, AL. hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were held (Friday) at White Chapel in Chriesman. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery. BORN 4/17/1956 in Brownfield, TX to M/M Leonard Clyde Deere. She had been an Alabama resident for the past 5 years. SURVIVORS: Son, Christopher Eugene Deere of Caldwell; daughter, Tabatha Rochell Deere of Caldwell; 3 brothers, Danny Deere and George Deere, both of Caldwell, and Milton Clyde Deere of Lubbock; 3 sisters, Rose Marie Deere and Norma Jean Deere, both of Caldwell and Georgia Ann Ockilberry of Temple.
DELEON, Mrs. Julia Trevino of Cameron. Age 31. Died ?/1977 (Sat.) in an auto wreck near Cameron. Services held (Monday) in St. Monica's Catholic Church, Cameron. Burial in Cameron's Hernandez Cemetery. Rev. Louis Pavlicek officiated. She was BORN 7/20/1946 in Milam County to M/M Joe Trevino. Resided in the county all her life and operated a Cameron tavern. SURVIVORS: Parents, Joe Trevino of San Antonio and Mrs. Mary Trevino of Grant, NM.; son, Eddie McGuyer of Rockdale; 3 daughters, Cynthia and Sally DeLeon and Delores McGuyer of Rockdale; 5 brothers, Joe Trevino, Jr. of Buckholts, Nick Trevino of Rockdale, Marcelino Trevino, Frank Trevino, and Domingo Trevino, all of Grant, NM.; 4 Sisters, Victoria Trevino, Mary DeLeon, both of Rockdale, Susie Trevino of Cameron and Fidencia Rodriguez of San Antonio.
DENMON, Charlie of Rockdale. Age 67. Died (Monday) 5/1978 (in paper 5/11/78) in an Austin hospital. Services held (Thursday) at Springfield Baptist Church. Burial in the Old East Lawn Cemetery. Rev. T.R. Simmons officiated. Mr. Denmon was a lifelong resident of Rockdale and had lived at 338 White Street. He was an employee of the post office and monument yard. BORN 8/22/1910 in Rockdale to M/M Joe Denmon. SURVIVORS: Wife, Sylvia Denmon of Rockdale; son, 3 step-sons, daughter, 3 step-daughters. 2 sisters, 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #466-03-2020.
DENNEY, Albert of Miami, OK. Age 81. Died 12/1969. Services held Tuesday in Oklahoma. He was BORN 5/5/1888. SURVIVORS: Wife, brother and sister, Mrs. Faye Daniels of Thorndale. SS Death Benefit on #491-01-0925, card issued in Missouri.
DENNEY, Fenton of Beyersville, AR. Age 80. Died 12/22/1976 (Wed.). BORN 5/31/1890. SURVIVORS: Wife, Julie; daughter, Marilyn; sister, Mrs. Fay Daniels. He was the last of her family of 9 brothers. SS Death Benefit on #430-07-0970 payment made in Arkansas.
DENNIS, Mrs. Rice of Milano & Houston. Age 82. Died 4/30/1974 at Memorial Hospital Northwest in Houston after a 2-week illness. Services held (Thursday) at Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial in Milano. Rev. O.L. Bryant, pastor of Timber Grove Baptist Church, Houston, officiated. She had lived in Houston for the past 8 years, but was a Milano resident most of her life. She was BORN 6/30/1891, in Tennessee. The daughter of the late M/M T.M. Hunley. Married Rice Dennis in Smith County. Her husband preceded her in death 9/27/1969. Member of Milano Baptist Church for many years and had been a member of Timber Grove Baptist, Houston, for 8 years. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, C.R. Dennis of Houston and R.L. Dennis of Williamsport, MD.; 3 daughters Mrs. Ruby Hall of Houston, Mrs. Opal McKnight of San Antonio, Mrs. Frances McKnight of Austin; sister, Mrs. Mary Lee of Gilmer; 5 Brothers, Golden Hunley of Bullard, Ernest Hunley of ------ (no further information or survivors listed). SS Death Benefit on #459-17-6145 under the name of Zelpha Dennis.
DENNY, Mrs. Doris Evelyn of Cameron. Age 76. Died 4/11/1974 (Thursday) in a Temple hospital after a 2-day illness. Services held (Sunday) in Phillips & Luckey Chapel, Rockdale. Burial in IOOF Cemetery. Minister George Hall of Church of Christ officiated. She was BORN 10/16/1897 in Milam Co. to M/M. Thomas Bankston. She moved from Rockdale to Cameron about 3 yrs. earlier. Preceded in death by her husband. SURVIVORS: Sister, Mrs. Nell Duckett of Cameron and niece, Mrs. Dorothy Reed of Anthony. SS Death Benefit on #455-48-3717.
DESSENS, Dovia May of Houston. Age 81. Died 1/8/1990 (Monday) in Houston after a long illness. Services held (Wed.) 1/10 in First Christian Church. Burial in IOOF Cemetery. Rev. Charles Cox and Dr. Carl Hodges officiated. Phillips & Luckey in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 11/28/1908 in Romayor to M/M. John & Elizabeth Turner Shropshire. She resided in Houston for the past 20 yrs. and formerly was a resident of Rockdale. For many years she worked at the Rockdale Dairy Queen. She later worked in sales at Cloth World in Houston. Married Joseph Dessen on 11/30/1924 in Livingston. She was a member of above church and the Rockdale Order of the Eastern Star, which conducted the graveside services. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph Dessens, in 1959; 2 brothers, Joe Fletcher Shropshire and Johnny Levi Shropshire; 2 sisters, Ellen Griffin and Caldonia Trevathan. SURVIVORS: 3 sons & daughters-in-law, Frank & Kathleen Dessens, Bill & Norma Dessens, Wayne & Carolyn Dessens, all of Houston; nieces from Rockdale, Elizabeth Doss and Jeannie Mae Aldridge & husband, Vernon; great-niece, Pauline Joyce Richie & husband, Roy; sister-in-law, Maude Shropshire of Cleveland; grandchildren, Lynn, Darrrell, Terry, Belinda, Steven, David, Mark, Stanley, Charlotte, and Joseph Dessens; 7 great-grandchildren; number of other nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #453-40-0258.
DEVALL, Sue Doris Small of Dickinson. Age 67. Died 4/27/1981 in Houston's Methodist Hospital after a sudden illness. Services held 4/29 in Milano First Baptist Church. Burial in the Milano Cemetery. Rev. Joe Dan Franklin officiated. She was BORN 6/27/1913 in Betty to M/M. Lee and Lou Erwin Small. Married Samuel Barnett Devall on 3/23/1935. Member of Dickinson Church of Christ. She was a former resident of Milano and lived in Dickinson for the past 7 yrs. Preceded in death by her husband in 1967. SURVIVORS: Son, William Devall of Dickinson; daughter, Ronnie Devall Pratt of Conroe; brother, Earl O. Small of Houston; sister, Serena Caderhead of Gilmer; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #459-92-3321 under Sue Devall.
DEVORE, Bill of Fullerton, LA. Age 47. Died 1/1954. Services held in Fullerton, LA. M/M. D.G. Bass, his sister, attended the funeral. He was BORN 5/10/1906. SURVIVORS not listed. SS Death Benefit on #436-12-6100 under Joseph Devore.
DICKERSON, C. M. of Granger & Taylor. Age 71. Died 10/1963 (Monday) in an Austin hospital. Services held (Wednesday) at Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. The Rev. Homer Pumphrey of Bartlett officiated. He was BORN in Washington Co. on 7/8/1892 and lived in Granger prior to moving to Taylor. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Granger Methodist Church. Married Miss Willie May Williams on 12/15/1914. SURVIVORS: Wife, Willie May Williams; 2 daughters, Mrs. Edwin Janak of Austin and Mrs. Warren Ponder of Granger; 3 sons, William C. of Granger; Louis of Houston and Raymond of Deer Park; 5 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Prazak of Bryan, Mrs. Frankie Mueller of Giddings, Mrs. Corene Stephens of Austin, Mrs. Ima Locklin of Thorndale and Mrs. Lillian Scott of Taylor; 3 brothers, Gus Dickerson of Thorndale, Fayette Dickerson of Smithville and Buren Dickerson of Baytown. SS Death Benefit on #456-30-3803 under name of Charlie.
DICKERSON, Charles Raymond of Deer Park. Age 67. Died 5/21/1985 (Tuesday) near Lockhart. Services held 5/23 (Thursday) in Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor. Rev. Rick Smith officiated. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. He was BORN 6/4/1917 and a retired purchasing agent for Lubrizol. SURVIVORS: Wife, Katherine Dickerson of Deer Park; mother, Willie Mae Dickerson of Taylor; 2 sons, Gary W. Dickerson, Sr. of Broken Arrow, OK., Richard A. Dickerson of Van Vleck; 2 sisters, Natalie Ponder of Granger and Mrs. Alena Janak of Austin; 2 brothers, William C. Dickerson of Granger, Louis A. Dickerson, Kingsville; 5 grandchildren; uncle, Gus Dickerson and aunt, Ima Locklin, both of Thorndale. SS Death Benefit on #465-09-7712.
DICKERSON, Gus of Rt.1, Thorndale. Age 91. Died 11/11/1986 (Tuesday) in Johns Community Hospital in Taylor. Services held 11/13 (Thursday) at Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor. Burial in Salty Cemetery. Rev Calvin Beckendorf and Mike Adams officiated. He was BORN 12/16/1894. Member of the Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church and a retired farmer. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Mrs. Willard Olive of Shiloh; son, Graham Dickerson of Thorndale; 4 sisters, Lillian Scott of Taylor, Frankie Mueller of Giddings, Elizabeth Prazak of Bryan, Ima Locklin of Thorndale; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #454-52-4349. picture
DICKERSON, Mrs. Mary of Ellison Ridge Comm. & Giddings. Age 80. Died (?) (Sunday) in a Giddings hospital. Services held at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. Burial in Giddings City Cemetery. Rev. John Tripp and Rev. Claude Hines officiated. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Mrs. Dickerson and the late Mr. Dickerson were residents of Ellison Ridge Comm. north of the town in the twenties, but she had made her home at Giddings for many years. Member of the Baptist Church. She lived a good life, a busy life and was a kindly Godfearing woman loved and respected by all who knew her. SURVIVORS: Son, Gus Dickerson; 6 daughters, Mrs. Ima Locklin, Thorndale; Mrs. Dewey Scott of Taylor; Mrs. Jack Stephens of Austin; Mrs. H.W.-----. (End of obit - other survivors not listed).
DICKEY, Ernest E. of Rt.1, Thrall. Age 60. Died 7/31/1985 (Wed.) at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor. He was BORN 1/7/1925. SURVIVORS: Mother, Mrs. Daisy Dickey of Thrall; daughter, Tammie Dickey of Lubbock; 2 sons, Kelly Dickey of Bryan, Cody Dickey of Lubbock; 4 brothers, Otis of Elgin, Owen of Snyder, Billy and Glenn Dickey of Houston. SS Death Benefit on #459-20-0124.
DICKEY, William M. of Port Neches. Age 66. Died 9/1965. Services held (Sunday) at Camp Ground Baptist Church at Woodville. Burial in Woodville. BORN 9/14/1899, he was a native of Thorndale. He had lived in Port Neches 31 years. He was a retired employee of the American Bridge Co. and a member of the Harmony Baptist Church in Woodville. SURVIVORS: Wife, 3 daughters, a son, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Cousin of O.B. Organ of Rt.2, Thorndale. SS Death Benefit on #459-09-1343.
DICKSON, Carolyn of Dallas. Age 48. Died 8/1972. Services held (Friday) from the First Baptist Church, Lexington. Burial in Lexington City Cemetery. Dudley-Hughes Funeral Directors of Dallas in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 3/16/1924 in Lexington to M/M. Gaylen P. Dickson. Graduated from the Texas Woman's Univ. in Denton and was employed by Texas Power & Light Co., Dallas, for 20 yrs. prior to her death. SURVIVORS: Brother, Robert Dickson of Abilene; nephew, Kenneth Dickson of Dallas; 2 nieces, Mrs. Jim Bryant of Tuson, AZ., and Mrs. Ray Tippin, Jr. of Denton. SS Death Benefit on #459-38-0300.
DIECKMAN, Florence A. of Rockdale & New Baden. Age 88. Died 8/1986. Services held (Sat.) in the New Baden Baptist Church. Burial in New Baden Cemetery. Rev. B.C. Watson, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church and Rev. D.O. Caldwell, pastor of Southside Baptist Church of Franklin officiated. Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home of Franklin, in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Dieckman was BORN 4/21/1898 and had lived in New Baden for the past 45 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Baden Baptist Church. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Edwin J. Dieckman of New Baden and Roger G. Dieckman of Humble; daughter, Joy Caffey of Bryan. SS Death Benefit on #458-24-3481.
DIKES, Mrs. Ida Marie (Chris) of Thorndale & Milano. Age 97. Died ?/1967 (Sat.) in a Cameron Nursing Home where she had resided for several months. Services held (Monday) from the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Chapel in Rockdale. Burial in Milano Cemetery. Rev. L.G. Stokes, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church, Thorndale, officiated. She was BORN IN 1870, a former resident of Thorndale and the Salty Comm. and had made her home in Milano for years with her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Russell. A member of the Milano Methodist Church. She and her late husband and family were well known here as Mr. Dikes was a custodian of the Public School for more than 20 years. SURVIVORS: 3 sons, George of Port Arthur, Henry of Corpus Christi and Fred Dikes of San Antonio; daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Emma) Russell of Milano and 12 grandchildren.
DILLEN, Edgar S. of Rockdale. Age 73. Died 10/1980 (Friday) in Richards Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Graveside services held at Comal Cemetery. Rev. Gene Stegar officiated. BORN 1/11/1907, he was a Rockdale resident for the past 30 years after moving to Central Texas from Liberty, Missouri. He was a retired merchant. Married Virginia Bandy in 1932 in Liberty, MO. He was a charter member of FFA, member and past president of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and the Noon Lions Club. A member of Masonic Lodge 414 of Rockdale, former Saddle Club member and sponsored Little League baseball teams in Rockdale for many years. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Virginia Dillen of Rockdale; daughter, Mrs. Anne Dillen Crofts of Edinburg; brother, W.H. Dillen of New Braunfels; 2 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #487-07-2910.
DISMUKES, H. H. "Hose" of Thorndale & Caldwell. Age 62. Died abt 8/01/1972 (Sunday) in the Frenstat Comm. of an apparent heart attack. Services held (Tuesday) in Phillips & Luckey Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Burial in St.Mary Catholic Cemetery. Rev. B.J. Zientck officiated. He was BORN 7/26/1910 and a former resident of Thorndale. An employee of Alcoa in Rockdale. Had resided in Burleson Co. most of his life. He was a veteran of WW-2. SURVIVORS: Wife, Julia Dismukes of Caldwell; son, Leonard E. Dismukes of Brenham; daughter, Mrs. Danny (Billy Hope) Boranowski of Houston; step-son, step-daughter, 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. SS Death Benefit on #449-12-4065 under name of Hamilton Dismukes.
DITTMAR, Alfred A. "Dick" of Rockdale. Age 76. Died 3/7/1989 at a Richards Memorial Hospital. Services held (Friday) 3/10 in St.John's United Methodist Church. Burial in IOOF Cemetery. Rev. Donald Dodge officiated. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, Rockdale, in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 9/24/1912 in Sharp to M/M. William & Freida Garlisch Dittmar. He was a Rockdale resident, and for 30 yrs. he was an auto mechanic at Henry's Garage. Married Edith Modesette on 12/23/1940 in Buckholts. U.S. Army veteran of WW-2 and a member of St.John's United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by his father, William Dittmar, on 7/25/1978; his mother, Freida Dittmar on 5/15/1961. SURVIVORS: Wife, Edith Dittmar of Rockdale; son, Billy Dittmar of Houston; 2 daughters, Glenna White of Roanoke, Tx. and Helen Price of Lubbock; sister, Dora Dittmar of Rockdale; 5 grandchildren, Brad White, Dana White, Carrie Price, Curtis Price and Melissa Dittmar. SS Death Benefit on #450-46-9756.
DIVER, Clarence D. of Rockdale. Age 81. Died 7/22/1989 (Sat.) at Olin E. Teague VA Hospital in Temple after a short illness. Services held (Tuesday) 7/25 in Phillips & Luckey Chapel, Rockdale. Burial in the IOOF Cemetery. Rev. Dennis Smith of Forest Grove Christian Church officiated. He was BORN 10/1/1907 in Rockdale, to M/M. Bud & Novie Diver. He lived in Rockdale all his life and was a production line worker at Alcoa until retirement in 1971. Married Nellie Myrtle Tucker on 5/15/1946 in Cameron. Veteran of WW-2 and a member of the above church. Preceded in death by wife, grandson and 4 sisters. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Wayne Diver and Charles Diver, both of Rockdale; 3 daughters, Elizabeth Dunham of Austin, Janice Rogers of Rockdale and Helen Rogers of Lexington; brother, Carl Diver of Waco; sister, Lorene Diver of Waco; 12 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #703-18-3224.
DLOUGHY, Frank of Taylor. Age 97. Died 11/2/1982 (Tuesday) in SPJST Rest Home in Taylor. Services held 11/4 (Thursday) in the Taylor Brethren Church. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Dan Marek officiated. Condra Funeral Home of Taylor in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 1/15/1885. A member of the Taylor Brethren Church and the SPJST Lodge. SURVIVORS: 3 daughters, Mrs. Paul (Elsa) Schwenke of Brenham, Mrs. Gus (Betty) Wendland of Thorndale, Mrs. Henry (Mildred) Kaminiski of Taylor; sisters, Mrs. Lotty Lynch of Houston; 3 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #467-74-1612 under Frank Dlouhy.
Created on 23 Feb 2005 and last revised on _________ 2005