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Boswell Baby

January 19, 1923

The Leader joins with friends in offering condolences and sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Boswell in the loss of their three weeks old baby, which died Monday and was buried in the Daugherty cemetery. --- Rains County Leader, Friday,  January 19, 1923

Card of Thanks
From our sad and broken hearts. We pour our sincerest thanks to the dear good people who so willingly and untiringly helped us thru the illness and death of our precious baby boy. "God's will be done: Not ours" We live in readiness to serve each of you and may God's choicest blessings be thine. ---Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Boswell and Grandmother Whittle
--- Rains County Leader, Friday,  January 19, 1923

Jewell Daugherty
Funeral services for Jewell Daugherty, 85, of Emory were held at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Chapel Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Billy Smith and Rev. David Asbill officiating. Burial was in Dougherty Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Potts, Junior Potts, Brad Daugherty, Windell Barnett, Philip Jennings, and Richard Griffin. She died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at Kindred Hospital, Dallas. She was born in Rains County on Sept. 17, 1919, to Cecil McLeroy and Mattie Freeman. She married E.L. Daugherty on Sept. 26, 1941, in Celeste. She retired from E-Systems and was a housewife. She was a Baptist. She is survived by sons, Jerry Lee Daugherty and Jimmy Daugherty; daughter, Erma Dale Riggs; brother, Weaver McLeroy; sisters, Verna Barnett, Buena Jennings, Loudene Johnson, Mary Sechrist, and Pauline Tate; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995.  --- Rains County Leader, Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Myrtle Helen Ely
Funeral services for Myrtle Helen Ely, 77, of Point will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at County Line Baptist Church, with Rev. Wayne Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Dougherty Cemetery. Pallbearers are Clint Jenkins, Bill Ferguson Jr., Terry Mitchell, Kevin Hill, Randy Kelley, and Ronnie Yarborough Jr. Mrs. Ely died Sunday, Jan. 30, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Quinton, Okla., on Jan. 22, 1928, to Thomas King and Alvie Amanda Short Connally. She married Jodie Ely in Point on Nov. 22, 1991. She was a homemaker and member of County Line Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jodie Ely; daughter, Brenda Ferguson and husband Bill of Mesquite; brother, Ernest Connally of Alabama; grandchildren, Sherrie Mitchell, Clint Jenkins, Elizabeth Hill, Bill Ferguson Jr. and Vickie Graham; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jean Ikard. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, Emory, is in charge of arrangements.---- Rains County Leader, Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Glen Horrocks
Funeral services for Glen Horrocks, 76, of Emory were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Emory Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Perkins and Rev. Billy Smith officiating. Burial was in Dougherty Cemetery. Pallbearers were Arlis Horrocks, Teddy Stevens, Jeff Goldsmith, Mike Horrocks, Roger Horrocks, Charles Bryant, and Mark Horrocks. Mr. Horrocks died August 30, at Cozby Germany Hospital in Grand Saline. He was born in Cash on May 2, 1929, to Henry Nathaniel and Viola Ussery Horrocks. He married Joy Bryant on November 20, 1947, in Greenville. He was a dairy farmer and a member of Emory Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Joy Horrocks of Emory; sons, Jimmy Horrocks and wife Doris, Eddie Horrocks and wife Sharon and Mark Horrocks of Emory; daughter Brenda Gaby and husband Michael of Emory; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and one sister. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  ----Rains County Leader, Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Ester Lue Vititow
Funeral services for Ester Lue Vititow, 85, of the Daugherty community will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Wilson-Orwosky Chapel, followed by interment at the Dougherty Cemetery. Mrs. Vititow died at a Dallas hospital on June 25, of complications resulting from a fall. She was born in Daugherty on April 2, 1920, to Ezekiel Posey and Lula Mae Vanlandingham. She was a member of the Daugherty Baptist Church for nearly 70 years. She was an elementary school teacher for 39 years. She began her teaching career at Daugherty School and ended it at Miller Grove where she taught for 25 years. She also taught at Dike, Alba, Scurry-Rosser and Arlington. On December 24, 1941, she married Paul Franklin Kernes, who died in 1956. Surviving from this union is one daughter, Ann Moseley and her husband Fred of Miller Grove; granddaughter, Christie Welch and husband James of Paris; great-granddaughters, Katie and Kellie; one grandson, Davy Moseley and wife Keena of Miller Grove. On March 26, 1959, she married Euell Denver Vititow, who preceded her in death in 1986. Surviving from this union are Donna Asbill and husband, Leon Asbill Jr. of Daugherty; two grandsons, Ryan and Chris. She is also survived by one sister, Mary Marie Gilliland of Royse City; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and former students. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two brothers, five sisters, and several nieces and nephews. ----- Rains County Leader, Tuesday, June 28, 2005