Dendy news items and obituaries (LA and TX)

News items regarding the Dendy family (children of Margaret J. Thaxton, daughter of Richmond Rivers Thaxton, granddaughter of Yelverton Thaxton and Dicey Ward):


San Antonio Express, Saturday, 06 Oct 1951:


John Lee Dendy, 48, Schertz, died in a hospital here Friday. He was a native of Bernice, La. He had membership in the Masonic Lodge in Luling and in the McNeil Baptist Church in Schertz.

Funeral services and burial will be in Bernice, La.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Mrs. Tom Pair; three brothers, Floyd, Brooks, and Hansel Dendy, Schertz; five sisters, Mrs. Herman Kimbal, Mrs. Fred Benntt [sic], Mrs. Otis Elliott, Mrs. Buck Nugent, and Mrs. Henry Tabor, of Bernice, La., and also two grandchildren.


Ruston Daily Leader, Friday, 07 Jun 1963:

Graveside Rites Held Today For Dendy Infant

Graveside services for Christopher Dendy, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Woody Dendy, Bernice, were hold at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon in Pisgah Cemetery near Bernice.

Rev. L. H. Ritchie officiated the service. Burial was under the direction of Spears Funeral Home of Bernice.

The infant died Thursday night, June 6, at Lincoln General Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is
survived by five brothers, Bruce, Paul, Danny, Jeffrey, and Carey his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ora Dendy; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. McCoy, all of Bernice.

Ruston Daily Leader, Wednesday, 17 Mar 1971:

Rites Today For Mr. Dendy

Hansell L. Dendy, 65, retired farmer of Bernice, died at 5:35 p.m. Monday at Triward Hospital in Bernice following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pisgah Baptist Church
with the Rev. R. J. Calicott. Interment took place in Pisgah Cemetery in Bernice under direction of Kilpatrick’s Funeral Home of Ruston.

He was a native of Bernice and member of the Pisgah Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mabel Dendy of Bernice, two daughters, Mrs. Loretta Wilson of Bernice and Mrs. Eloise Dance of Philadelphia, Miss., three sisters, Mrs. Fred Bennett and Mrs. Eloise Fitzgerald, both of Bernice, and Mrs. Lucille Nugent of West Lake and six grandchildren.


Ruston Daily Leader, 03 Apr 1973:

Stork Club from Lincoln General Hospital

Dendy: Mr. and Mrs. Woody Paul Dendy, Rt. 2, Bernice announce the birth of Stacey Michelle on March 28. She weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces at birth. Mr. and Mrs. Woody M. Dendy, Bernice, are the paternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Johnson of Farmerville are the maternal grandparents.


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  1. Dianne Reynolds

    Enjoyed the obituaries on the Dendys. My husband is descended from Alsie Elizabeth Dendy who married James Odelle Parish. Their daughter, Leonora married J.L.E. (Juneous Lectus Eugene) Thaxton and their daughter, Bessie Anna Thaxton was my husband’s grandmother.

    Thanks, Dianne
    (We still travel up to Bernice/Pisgah, Louisiana every once in awhile.)

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