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Updated January 26, 2013


1874
Murder of William Nahen
 
1886
Dr. Conner Sowell Obituary
Mrs. W.J. Langman Obituary
 
1887
Jess McCladdy Murdered
John Parish Obituary
Bloody Work at Forney (McCladdy Murder) New
The Forney Affair (McCladdy Murder) New
 
1889
Henry Stephenson Obituary
Davis B. Cloud Obituary
Marion Sowell Obituary
Carrie Ellen Walker Obituary
Shamberger Case
Ike Bailey Murder
Williamson Murder Case
 
1890
John T. Adams Killing (George Sharp)
Illness of Col. M.M. Brooks New
 
1892
Annie May Adams Obituary
Man Killed in Family Feud
Fatal Land Dispute - William & James Short, Jack Arnold New
 
1893
Mayor Isaac S. Wood Fatally Shot
Isaac S. Wood Obituary
Girl Killed on Train Tracks
Girl Mangled by Train
Henry Kirk Murder
William Christopher Venner, Sr. Obituary
 
1894
Dr. H.J. Shands Obituary New
 
1896

Foul Play Feared J.J. Cutts Missing, Feared Dead New

 
1897

Alice Selman Obituary New

 
1898
Peel Killing - Killing in Dallas County
Peel Killing - James Peel's Demise
Peel Killing - Newton & Hamill Brought to Dallas
Peel Killing - Newton Brought In
Peel Killing - Hamill & Newton in Jail
Peel Killing - Newton Makes Bail
Peel Killing - George Hamill Held
Peel Killing - Court Assignment
H.A. Daugherty Obiturary New
 
1899
Peel Killing - Hamill Murder Trial
Peel Killing - W.P. Newton on Trial
Peel Killing - The Newton Trial
Peel Killing - Newton Given Five Years
 
1900
Rev. L.J. McGee Obituary
Rev. Josiah F. Pinson Obiturary
Peel Killing - Court Motions
Peel Killing - Newton Case Reversed
 
1901
Christina Wilkerson Obituary
Charlie Witherspoon Found Dead
H. Jeter Welch Kicked by Horse
 
1902
Two Killings in Forney (Garrett, Sea)
Rose Lunn Obituary
Bride Kills Herself (Ella Hughes Ashley)
Rufus Hughes Shooting New
John Stegall Obituary
John McKellar Obituary
 
1903
Eliza Jones Obituary
Duncan Graham McKellar Obituary
Mrs. Jim Hanna and Baby Killed
Henry Clay Obituary
 
1904
Newt Stovall Obituary
James Newton Stovall Obituary
Mary L. Johnson Obituary (early Texas resident)
Miss Kate A. Harris Obituary
Willie Leonora Yates Obituary
Willie Belle Bailey Sherrill
 
1905
R.H. Hughes Shot by Son
Killing On Farm (Turner, Duke)
Birdie Mae Farmer Obituary
Margie Serene Pannell Obituary
 
1906
R.G. Garrett Killed by Passenger Train
Cora C. Chambers Obituary
Peter Ellis Yates Obituary
John Potts Obituary
 
1909
Mittie Nash Obituary
D.S. Carver Obituary
Negroes Are Killed (Fields, Pinner, Johnson)
J.B. Hallford Falls Dead
Death of J.C. Douglas
 
1910
Disastrous Blaze at Forney - Three Burned
Three Dead in Texas Hotel Fire
W.J. Roddy Obituary
 
1911
Drayton Reagin Obituary
James M. Daugherty Obituary
Hattie Self Reagin Obituary
 
1912
Lucy B. Shands Obituary
C.C. Hill Obituary New
 
1913
William J. Stovall Obituary
Eva Kincaid Obituary
Melissa Shands Obituary
 
1914
Forney Man Found Dead, Shotgun Lying Nearby (A.P. Cole)
Sad Death at Forney (Catherine Costello)
 
1917
Mary Edith Griffin Obituary
 
1916
Leonora Preston Obituary
Bettie Reagin Obituary
 
1919
H. Soloman Obituary
 
1920
Child Dies in Hospital Following Auto Accident (Betty Yates, J.B. Roddy)
 
1921
Dallas Man is Killed by Fast Train Near Forney (Charles Tatum)
Lovezinsky Z. Reagin Obituary
 
1922
J. Harvey Crittenden Obituary
Two Citizens Pass Over (G.H. Crawford & J. Harvey Crittenden)
George H. Crawford Obituary
 
1923
Local Brevities (Harvey Crittenden)
 
1925
Earl Farmer Obituary
Richard P. Pinson Obituary
 
1926
Nonie Boren Mahoney
Earl Stovall Obituary
George Venner Obituary
 
1927
C. C. Bowles Obituary
Clyde & Clovis Ball Obituary
Death of D.W. Ball
 
1928
Louis Alexander Farmer Obituary
Wesley P. Brooks Obituary
 
1929
C.B. Gillespie of Houston Dies
Thirteen Persons Killed When Truck is Struck by Fast Passenger Train
 
1930
Walter Scott Yates Obituary
Jack Farmer Obituary
George Pinson Obituary
Leonard C. Reagin Obituary
Death of Clarence Tillery
Sarah Jane Daugherty Obituary
 
1932
Plan Rites for Sisters Killed in Auto Crash (Douglass, Starnes)
 
1934
Clara Layden Obituary
William Hacket Yates Obituary
Dr. Eugene Moore Fowler Obituary
 
1935
Mrs. Gertrude Layden Obituary
Julia Hatley Obituary
Two Killed When Winds Hit Forney
 
1937
Anna Jo Pippins Obituary
 
1939
W.A.J. Hilton Obituary
Sarah Catherine Haley/Halley/Hailey Obituary
Rites Sunday for Forney Bank Founder (James C. Reagin)
Henry Ellis Yates Obituary
 
1940
Fannie Bales McCartney Chadwick Obituary
George Anderson, Sr. Obituary
 
1941
Elmer Andrew Fisher Obituary
Marshall Evans "Fuzzy" Riter Obituary
Forney Pair Dead in Crash on New East Fork Bridge (Norton)
Forney Couple Killed in Car Accident on Highway Near Here (Norton)
Van Buren Hatley Obituary
Silas B. "Cap" Townsend Obituary
Snowie Farmer Moore Obituary
Andrew Jackson Farmer, Jr. Obituary
 
1943
Sercey Elliott Burns in Fire
J.S. Elliott Obituary
William Costello Obituary
Dick P. Moore Obituary
Dixie Florelle Douglas Senter Obituary
 
1944
Mrs. Florence Lewis Obituary
Hubert Lee Chapman Obituary
Mary E. Gray Obituary
 
1945
Hugh C. Fowler, Sr. Obituary
Lottie Hatley Obituary
 
1946
Andrew Jarvis Eudy Obituary
Robert William Crawford Obituary
William Armstead Brooks, Jr. Obituary
Lula Belle Criswell Obituary
Pauline Rugel Sowell Obituary
Effie Chapman Obituary
 
1947
Mrs. Annie Brennan Adams Obituary
Willie Mae Calverly Obituary
William Edward Baker Obituary
Thomas Spellman Obituary
Dent Daniel Obituary
Alberta Riggs Obituary
 
1948
Peter Layden Obituary
Blanche Brooks Obituary
Frances Venner Obituary 1
Frances Venner Obituary 2
Robert Lee Stovall Obituary
 
1949
Emily McKellar Thompson Obituary
Frederick Monroe Lewis Obituary
Elizabeth Leonora Reagin Alexander Obituary
Ilda Mae Garlitz Obituary
 
1950
Ione Gaston Pinson Obituary
Ben Barnett Harris, Sr. Obituary
Oscar A. Lewis Obituary
 
1951
Oscar Dean Dozier Obituary
Judge C. Douglass Obituary
Jodie S. Laird Obituary
James Callen Obituary
Mary Kate Wilmarth Obituary
Vida Lee Hudgins Obituary
Sidney Grimes Obituary
 
1952
Joe J. Collins Obituary
Claudia Cornelia Townsend Obituary
Iva Crawford Rentzel Obituary
Sarah Ada Dickerson Obituary
 
1953
Mike F. Talty Obituary
Amy McKellar Robertson Obituary
Emma Lou Starnes Farmer Obituary
Dick P. Moore Obituary
James J. Davis Obituary
Otho Singleton Obituary
 
1954
Mike Glynn Obituary
Mrs. Mary Brady Obituary
Alex Self Obituary
Caloma California Shands Douglass Obituary
Bryan Crump Mills, Sr. Obituary
Charlie G. Boles Obituary
William C. Boles Obituary
 
1955
Dr. David H. Hudgins Obituary
Bessie G. York Obituary
Allen McMahan Obituary
Alvin Joe Wallace Obituary
Alvin Joe Wallace Memorial & Article
Stella Farmer Obituary
Jessie Mae Lewis Brooks Obituary
Jimmie Z. Nelson Obituary
E.H. Sims, Sr. Obituary
 
1956
Adolph D. Popp Obituary
Henry W. Campbell Obituary
Michael Costello Obituary
Michael Costello Dies Tuesday, Mass Thursday
Frank Bland Rhea, Sr. Obituary
Frank B. Rhea Dies at Forney
Hal S. Adams Obituary
Audrey Bernice Pinson
Caroline Lea Rhea Obituary
Rildie Nalls Obituary
Charles Jay Pinson Obituary (WWI Veteran)
Lula Shanks Obituary
Benjamin Badgett Obituary
Eddie Adams Obituary
Ruby Dean Obituary
 
1958
Frank Redmond Lewis Obituary
Harry Cole Richman Obituary
Mary Elizabeth Rouvaldt Obituary
Betty Trail Chapman Obituary
Ruth Royal Obituary
 
1959
Elizabeth Brennan Obituary
Elizabeth Brennan Obituary
Patrick M. Maloney Obituary
George Anderson Ritchie Obituary
Alice Stevenson Obituary
Opal Nance Obituary
Valtai Layne Obituary
Murder & Obituary of Jep Newton
James Ell Yates Obituary
Paul Clarkson Obituary
Nell Hill Rhea Obituary
John Alfred Taylor Obituary
Mary Jane York Obituary
John Mills Obituary
Rev. Walter Haney, Jr. Obituary
 
1960
Michael Collins Obituary
Dennis M. Collins Obituary
Willie Cawthon Obituary
Rufus F. Woodall, Sr. Obituary 1
Rufus F. Woodall, Sr. Obituary 2
Henry Venner Obituary
Dovie Dozier Obituary
Mike Smith Obituary & Tribute
Cora Mae Chapman Obituary
Mary Mills Obituary
 
1961
Mike Maloney Dies Friday
Michael J. Maloney
Jennie Leah Feagin Obituary
William Henry "Bill" Venner Obituary
Lillian Gillespie Obituary
Clarkie A. Farmer Obituary
Leora Dykes Hill Obituary 1
Leora Dykes Hill Obituary 2
George A. Crowell Obituary
 
1962
Mrs. Julia Maloney Obituary
Mrs. Tom (Delia) Dennehy Obituary
Miss Mary Ann Layden Obituary
Mrs. Joe E. (Annie) Schlebach Obituary
Floyd L. Chenault Obituary 1
Floyd L. Chenault Obituary 2
R. Preston Rhea Jr. Obituary
Mrs. Maude B. Gilkey Obituary
Rites Held for Banker, O.W. Reagin
Funeral Services Held for Verner Hatley
George R. Dees Obituary
Ulysses Simpson Piatt Obituary
Ernest Absolom Farmer Obituary
Lelia Mason Crowell Obituary
 
1963
Clem Adams Obituary
Mrs. Agnes V. Sline Obituary
J.C. Nance Obituary
Burton Pinson Hailey Obituary
Charles M. Kendall Obituary
Vera Isabell Vines Obituary
Norma Bell Griffin Obituary
 
1964
Mary C. Costello Obituary
Forest C. Park Obituary
Tom M. Glynn Obituary
Addie L. Adams Obituary
Annice Zelene Pinson Obituary
George W. Holloway Obituary 1
George W. Holloway Obituary 2
Bertie Lee Badgett Obituary
John Alfred York Obituary
Mary Etta Eudy Obituary
Mauge Spratt Obituary
Perry T. Leatherwood Obituary
John Smith Robertson Obituary
Julius Kaiser, Sr. Obituary
 
1965
Delia J. Adams Obituary
Evangeline Lee Piatt Obituary
Minerva Idelia Davis
Walter Asberry Nalls Obituary
Wylie B. Royal Obituary
Clara Maud Shook Obituary
Claude Newton Whittemore Obituary
George M. Fisher Obituary
Thad B. Bannister Obituary
James P. Nichols Obituary
 
1966
Joseph Edward Schlebach Obituary
Dr. Percy Clinton Shands
Mattie Trott Obituary
Agnes Tankersley Clark Obituary
Solon G. Fleming Obituary
William H. Crawford Obituary
Florence Williams Obituary
Georgia Faye Carpenter Obituary
Grady Lee Criswell Obituary
Jack Haney Obituary
Norma Fay Johnston Obituary
 
1967
Martin M. Layden Obituary 1 (with photo)
Martin M. Layden Obituary 2
Erwin Harper Obituary
Joseph Langran Obituary
Crash in Kansas Kills Four of Forney Family (Middleton)
Miss Bernice Pinson Obituary
Ettie M. Townsend Obituary
Myrtle Jenkins Obituary
Sheryl Crenshaw Obituary
Kippie Joe Crittenden Obituary
Oscar L. Criswell Obituary
Zed M. Coston Obituaries
Sara Joines Obituary
 
1968
Mrs. Mary Katherine Maloney Henery Obituary
William Owen Costello Obituary
Ernest Lee Fisher Obituary
Joshua C. Ball Obituary
Ernest Glen Robertson Obituary
Nellie Dietz Obituary
 
1969
Sister M. Celine Adams Obituary
Acie Hughes Obituary
Horace Alpha Cawthon Obituary
William Ancil Newton, Sr. Obituary
Allie Pinson Hudgins Obituary
Clarence Woodring Obituary
Thomas Reeder Obituary
Pansy Lewis Obituary
Charley Criswell Obituary
 
1970
Bessie Amy Anderson Obituary
Annie Harris Obituary
Jerry B. Ward Obituary
Lois Pinson Boyer Obituary
Perry Shipley Obituary
Ora Mabel Vaughan Obituary
Billy R. Whorton Obituary
James Ligon Obituary
 
1971
Mrs. Elenora Louise Kasper Obituary
Lawrence Greenwell Obituary
Mrs. Margaret Layden Corbett Obituary
William M. Sline Obituary
Margaret B. Maloney Obituary
Johnie Lee Blake Obituary
Carl C. Senter Obituary
 
1972
Fred J. Kasper Obituary
Mrs. Edward (Vivian) Maher Obituary
Mrs. Augusta Costello Obituary
Silas E. Woodruff Obituary
Johnny Earl Dixon Obituary
Prince Hall Obituary
J.R. Runnels Obituary
 
1973
Virginia Pinson Fleming Obituary
Hubert G. Bradford Obituary
James M. Davis Obituary
Lucy B. Davis Obituary
 
1974
Ray Adams, Sr. Obituary
George Anderson, Jr.
Ed William "Scrappy" Morton
Ollie Ray Farmer
James M. Gay Obituary
Mickey Ray Pike Obituary
 
1977
Mrs. Julia L. Vaughan Obituary
Burton Hudgens Townsend Obituary
Lillie Knox Trail Obituary
Annie L. Pittman Obituary
Miss Nora Layden Obituary
Mrs. Emily Harper Obituary
Madison P. Crutcher Obituary
Hosea Harry Spratt Obituary New
 
1978
Mrs. Margaret J. Burchfield (Henery) Obituary
James Columbus Townsend Obituary 1
James Columbus Townsend Obituary 2
 
1979
Josephine S. Buick Obituary
James F. Brennan Obituary
 
1980
Joseph V.O. Adams, Jr. Obituary
Joe Leo Adams, Jr. Obituary
(Note: I believe the above two obits are for the same person.)
 
1981
Eleck M. Costello Obituary
Michael B. Layden, Sr. Obituary
 
1982
William T. Brennan Obituary
Michael W. Dennehy, Sr. Obituary
 
1983
Mary Ethel Loughlin Brennan Obituary
 
1984
Dennis M. Collins, Jr. Obituary
Patrick M. Maloney, Jr. Obituary
 
1987
George F. Schlebach, Sr. Obituary
Stephen Kirt (S.K.) Adams Obituary
 
1988
Philip Rex Costello Obituary
 
1990
Mary Edith McBride Obituary
 
2006
Mick Spellman Obituary and Memorial Page
 
2007
Thomas Spellman, Jr. Obituary
 
2008
Jerry Paul Owens
 
2009
Brooksy Roland
 
2013
Mildred Eudy
 
No Date
Mrs. Mary Vaughan Obituary
Death of Mrs. Ed Vaughan
(Note: I believe these two ladies are the same person, but there's not enough information to verify. There is a Mary Vaughan in the Texas Death Index who died 14 Oct 1941 that could be her.)
 
 

 
     

 

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