Tillie Mae Kyle Obituary


Panola Co. Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by Susan Pearl Williams, granddaughter of David Verne Beaty

The Panola Watchman
28 Mar 1984

Graveside services for Mrs. Tillie Mae Kyle, 88, of Orange, were held
March 24, at Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn
Funeral Home. Dr. A. N. Tiller officiated.

Mrs. Kyle was the daughter of Lula and Wiley Beaty, born Dec. 8, 1896.
She was a native of Carthage, but had lived in Orange for the past 40
years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Orange.

She died March 23 in Jones Health Center, Orange.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. (Junius) M. Kyle Sr., May
26, 1950.

Survivors include one son, J.M. Kyle Jr., of Orange; four grandchildren
and eight grandchildren.


Taken partly from an interview with Bob Beaty (Wiley Robert Beaty, David
Verne's son):

Shortly after they married, Tillie Mae's parents (Wiley Eugene Beaty &
Lula Moore) bought the Woodmen of the World Hotel in Carthage Texas.
They renamed it the Beaty Hotel, & ran it for the rest of their lives.
This is where Tillie Mae & her siblings grew up.

Tillie Mae & her husband June Kyle lived about five miles south of
Carthage, where they raised cotton, owned & ran a dairy (Kyle's Jersey
Dairy), & where Tillie Mae gave piano lessons.

Tillie Mae's mother Lula Moore Beaty had been insistent that each of her
children "be musical", that they sing & play an musical instrument.
[Lula's son David Verne played the trumpet, which proved useful during
WW1.]  Lula also strongly encouraged reading & writing, & wrote poetry.
She gave small teas & parties, attended by the ladies in town, some of
which were written up by the local newspaper.

During WW2, good jobs became available in the shipyards, in & around
Orange & Port Arthur Texas.  Many Carthage residents moved there &
stayed, including Tillie Mae, her sister Lyndall, & brother Reginald.

Tillie Mae's son J.M. Kyle Jr. married twice, & proved to be "a pretty
good boy", which statement is meant as a compliment, high praise. He did

In Orange, one of the sisters (Lyndall Beaty Tiller?) ran a successful
dress shop, at which the other sister also worked. [[I remember meeting
them once or twice, when they visited their brother David Verne's widow
(Susie Beaty) here in Carthage, & that one was dressed expensively in
fur & jewels.]]

Before moving to Orange, Lyndall & Roy Tiller ran a small restaurant on
East Sabine Street, which was located about a half block off the square
in Carthage. They employed a cook & sometimes a waitress to help. They
had two adopted sons: James Roy (who later went to live in California),
& Leon (who went to live in Orange, & who "was real good to Aunt

When Lyndall was buried, it was bad weather & snowing, so not many
attended the funeral.  Newsum Tiller (a Methodist preacher & barber, & a
brother to Roy Tiller, Lyndall's husband), officiated at her funeral.

Lyndall was buried in Carthage City Cemetery in the Beaty family plot,
with her parents & close to her grandparent Matilda Beaty-Morris-Gillaspie.

Two cemeteries, Carthage City Cemetery [where Tillie Mae's baby is
buried (he was born & died in March 1921)], & Odd Fellow Cemetery [where
Tillie Mae is buried], are located next to each other.