Some death records and obituaries of the family of Victoria Thackston and Rebecca Thackston (daughters of Wiley W. Thaxton of Georgia and Alabama, granddaughters of Yelverton Thaxton and Dicey Ward of Butts Co., GA) who married Henry Clay Rawls, and of Rebecca’s daughter Emma Amanda Rawls, who married Howell Dixon Faries of Texas:
Dallas Morning News, 05 Jan 1954:
H. D., age 76, died at residence in Plano, Monday. Survived by wife; five sons, Leo D., Cleo, Marion H., all of Plano; Ruba L. of Rockwall; Robert Ray of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Skelton of Richardson; Mrs. E. K. Huffhines of Dallas; two brothers; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Big Springs Baptist Church (near Plano), Rev. D. L. Hammer officiating. Interment Big Springs Cemetery. Arrangements with Harrington Funeral Home, Plano, Texas.
Dallas Morning News, 14 Jan 1955:
(Bud) Cleo, age 49, Plano, Texas, passed away local hospital Thursday. Survived by wife; Mrs. Lucille Yarbrough Faries, Plano; daughter, Mrs. Bob Griffith, Dallas; granddaughter; mother, Mrs. H. D. Faries, Plano; four brothers, Leo and Marion Faries, Plano; Ruba Faries, Rockwall; Ray Faries, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Homer Skelton, Richardson; Mrs. Betty Huffhines, Dallas. Services 2:30 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Plano, Rev. D. L. Hammer and John Click officiating. Interment Plano Cemetery. Arrangements Harrington Funeral Home, Plano.
Dallas Morning News, 15 Nov 2004:
HOUSEWRIGHT, HELEN LUCILLE YARBROUGH FARIES was born March 14, 1911 in Sachse, TX and passed on to her heavenly home at the age of 93, November 13, 2004, in Granbury, TX. She was the fifth of five children born to Robert Leon Yarbrough and Arizona Elizabeth Ingram Yarbrough. She graduated from Garland High School and attended Business School to study accounting. She was employed by Republic Insurance Company in Dallas for over 25 years until she retired. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Plano for over 50 years where she was involved in all church activities. She lived in the Plano area most of her life and moved to Granbury in her later years. She also was a member of “Old Settlers Organization of Plano.” Helen was blessed with two marriages during her lifetime and was preceded in death by both husbands, Cleo (Bud) Faries and Ray Housewright. Also preceded in death by a grandson, Bob Griffith, Jr. Helen is survived by daughter Barbara Faries Griffith and son-in-law Bob L. Griffith of Granbury, TX; two grandchildren Brenda Brown and husband Cole and Becky Lynes and husband Kelsy; five great grandchildren; Shane and Jeff Sullivan and Jordan, Hayden and Bryson Potter. Also survived by one sister Lillie Carter of Plano. Helen was known by most people as “Lucille” and she was a very active, loving, caring person and loved life to the fullest. She will be missed by her family and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Restland 972-238-7111 restlandfuneralhome.com.
Dallas Morning News, 29 Oct 1963:
Mrs. Emma A., 606 Sixteenth Street, Plano. Survived by sons, Leo and Marion Faries, both of Plano; Ruba, Rockwall; Robert, Dallas; daughters Mrs. Homer Skelton, Richardson; Mrs. Ernest Huffhines, Dallas; 14 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers; one sister. Chapel service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dr. James Semple officiating. Interment Big Springs Cemetery near Plano. Pallbearers: Grandchildren. Harrington Funeral Home, Plano.