Livingston, bold springs Area, Polk County, Texas Grave Survey & Genealogy Research



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John Whisenhant


Obituary published in the Polk County Enterprise – August 19, 1982 Edition

LIVINGSTON – Funeral services were held Tuesday for John Edward Whisenhant, 86, at the First Baptist Church in Livingston. The Rev. Orval Barger officiated with the assistance of the Bro. C. A. Moore. Interment followed at Bold Springs Cemetery. Mr. Whisenhant was born March 1, 1896 in the West Tempe Community and died Aug. 15 in Livingston Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late Thomas Edward and Martha Adaline Whisenhant. A lifelong resident of Polk County, he attended public school in the West

Tempe area and later Livingston. He was a veteran of World War I, where he served three years in the U. S. Army. Upon being discharged from active military service, he attended Tyler Commercial College in Tyler from which he graduated in 1922. Mr. Whisenhant entered the mercantile business in 1929 in the Blanchard community. It was known as “The Blanchard Store,” which he continued to operate for about 43 years until he retired in 1973. Also, he served as postmaster of the Blanchard community for 33 years. He was a former bookkeeper of the Blanchard Cotton Gin Company and had served as a school trustee for the Elwood School District. In 1911, about 71 years ago, he joined the Baptist Church in Leggett. He later became a member of the First Baptist Church of Livingston and served on the official board of deacons. Survivors include his sister, Rachel Carruthers of Livingston; several nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Steve Townley, Dan Dominey, Andy McLeod, Bruce Ott, David Whisenhant and Burt Whisenhant.

Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Whisenhant, Maggie -  b: Mar. 16, 1877   d: Feb. 28, 1970 - beside Oma

*Margaret “Maggie” Martin Whisenhant

{Married Oma Whisenhant on December 19, 1900 in Polk County, Texas}

{Daughter of James H. & Sallie Buller Martin, mother of Horis Whisenhant}

Whisenhant, Martha Adline - b: Dec. 5, 1873   d: Sept. 10, 1965; DS w/ Thomas


*Martha Adline Pruitt Whisenhant
         {Daughter of John C. & Mary Virginia Hudson Pruitt, mother of Rachael Whisenhant-


Carruthers, John Edward Whisenhant}

Whisenhant, Mrs. S. E. -  b: Dec. 5, 1835   d: Jan. 16, 1894

*Susan Elizabeth “Bettie” Bryant Whisenhant
         “Wife of N. P. Whisenhant”

A light from our household is gone, a voice we loved is stilled,


          a place is vacant in our hearts, that never can be filled”


{Married Nicholas Paul Whisenhant on Nov. 24, 1862 in Mobile, AL}

{Mother of Oma A. Whisenhant, Thomas Edward Whisenhant,

George Madison Whisenhant}

Whisenhant, N. Paul - b: June 9, 1822   d: Dec. 23, 1908

*Nicholas Paul Whisenhant
         Nicholas P. Whisenhant - Pvt.Co K Richard's Regt. 37 ALA Inf  CSA
         “A light from our household is gone, a voice we loved is stilled,
          a place is vacant in our hearts, that never can be filled”

{Married Susan Elizabeth Bryant on Nov. 24, 1862 in Mobile, AL}

{Son of William & Catherine Stabler Whisenhunt, father of Oma A. Whisenhant,

Thomas Edward Whisenhant, George Madison Whisenhant,

grandfather of John Edward Whisenhant, Rachael Whisenhant-Carruthers}

Copied From:

Polk County Folks – Newspaper Obituaries and Death Notices – Volume 1 “



by Don Hendrix – page 24:

2 Jan 1908 – Mr. N. P. Whisenhant died at the home of one of his sons at Tempe

Saturday and was buried Sunday in the Bold Cemetery….

Mr. Whisenhant was past 85 years of age. He was born and raised in Monroe

County, Alabama, where he resided till he moved to this county 35 years ago. He

was an honored and highly respected citizen and leaves 7 children, 23 grandchildren …


Whisenhant, Oma A. - b: {Oct. 7,} 1874    d: {August 8,} 1939 - beside Maggie

*Oma Arvel Whisenhant
        “Servant of God. Well done.  Rest from thy loved, employ the battle
         fought, the victory won, enter thy master’s joy”


{Married Margaret “Maggie” Martin on December 19, 1900 in Polk County, Texas}

{Son of Nicholas Paul & Susan Elizabeth Bryant Whisenhant,

father of Horis Whisenhant}

Whisenhant, Thomas Edward - b: Mar. 5, 1867   d: Feb. 3, 1962; DS w/ Martha

*Thomas Edward Whisenhant
         {Son of Nicholas Paul & Susan Elizabeth Bryant Whisenhant,

father of Rachael Whisenhant-Carruthers, John Edward Whisenhant,

brother of George Madison Whisenhant}

Whisenhant, Uel Turner - b: {June 30,} 1902   d: {Aug. 28,} 1969; DS w/ Bertie

*Uel Turner “Pete” Whisenhant

FS- “Pete” Masonic Symbol

{Married Bertie Stokes on July 7, 1923}

{Son of Lawrence & Julia Turner Whisenhant}

U. T. (Pete) Whisenhant


Obituary published in the Polk County Enterprise - September 4, 1969 Edition

Funeral services were held from the Chapel of the Pace Funeral Home for U. T. (Pete) Whisenhant, age 67, on Saturday August 30, 1969 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. C. A. West officiating. Interment followed in the Bold Springs Cemetery. Mr. Whisenhant was born the son of Lawrence and Julia Turner Whisenhant. A native of Polk County, he was born in Livingston and attended the Livingston public schools. On July 7, 1923, he was married

to Bertie Stokes. To this union were born two children. Mr. Whisenhant has been employed in several parts of Texas including Beaumont, Richmond and Anahuac and La Porte.

Mr. Whisenhant retired from the Humble Oil and Refining Company in 1958, he has made Livingston his home from the past 12 years. Mr. Whisenhant was a member of the Methodist Church, the La Porte Masonic No. 857 A. F. & A. M. and Order of Eastern Star, La Porte Lodge No. 603. Survivors include his wife, Bertie Stokes Whisenhant of Livingston; one son {Left blank in obituary with space to put a first name, should

be “James Lawrence”} _____ Whisenhant of Houston, one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Campbell of La Porte and three brothers W. L. Whisenhant of Houston; P. E. Whisenhant of Tomball and W. D. Whisenhant of Livingston; one sister, Mrs. Corrie Carlisle of Houston, six grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were J. C. Jenkins, Bill Emerick, Geo. Atkins, Roger Alexander, G. S. Woods, Odis Woods, Tommy Wilson, and Ralph Mace. Livingston Masonic Lodge was in charge of the graveside services. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pace Funeral Home in Livingston Texas.

White, Aaron William - b: {Feb.17,} 1980    d: {Feb.26,} 1980 – beside Johnnie Lynn Blackerby

*Aaron William White

{Son of A. W. & Jane Blackerby White} Pace FHM only


Whiteside, L. R. “Buddy” - b: Sept. 3, 1939   d: Jan. 15, 1999; DS w/ Terry


*Lyndel Ray “Buddy” Whiteside
         “Married Terry on Aug. 12, 1989”

As long as I have a memory…I will love you”  w/photograph



{Son of Delmar Ray & Ruby Ora Ellis Whiteside}

L. R. “Buddy” Whiteside

Obituary published in the Polk County Enterprise

LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for L. R. “Buddy” Whiteside, 59 of Livingston will be

held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor

Robert Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Bold Springs Cemetery. Mr. Whiteside

died Friday, Jan. 15, in M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. He was born Sept. 3, 1939

in Teague, the son of Delmar Ray Whiteside and Ruby Ora Ellis Whiteside, both of whom

preceded him in death. Mr. Whiteside was employed as a construction foreman. On Aug. 12, 1989 he married the former Terry Blackmon. Survivors include his wife, Terry Whiteside; daughters, Debra Lynn Crain, Charlotte Renee Martinez, Carolyn Martin, Lisa Gail Barnes, Pamela Jean Whiteside, Sara Istre and Kimberly Lynn Whiteside; sons, Jason Coy Placker and Erik Shane Placker; sister, Carolyn Long of Buffalo; brother Morris Whiteside Sr. of Palestine; aunt, Thelma Whiteside of Teague; 15 grandchildren; two grandchildren on the way; one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. The family extends special thanks to Dru Chapman, Gail, Shelly and Steve Pate.

Pallbearers will be Mike Ward, Jack Wilson, E. J. Lawrence, Andrew Hoston,

R. E. Adkinson and Johnny Smith.

Whiteside, Terry Lynn - b: July 4, 1956    d: ______; DS w/ L. R.

*Terry Lynn Blackmon Whiteside
         “Married L. R. Whiteside on Aug. 12, 1989”


{Daughter of Lee Edwin & & Pearl Watson Blackmon}
        “As long as I have a memory…I will love you”  w/photograph


Whitmire, Herbert Lloyd – b: April 22, 1932 d: June 12, 2004

*Herbert Lloyd Whitmire

PVT-US-Army

{Son of Luther & Aslee Watson Whitmire, husband of Mary Francis Whitmire,

great-grandfather of Caleb Davis}

Herbert Lloyd Whitmire
Obituary published in the Polk County Enterprise – June 21, 2004 Edition
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Herbert Lloyd Whitmire, 72, were held Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Bold Springs Cemetery, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mr. Whitmire died Monday, June 14. 2004. He was born April 22, 1932 in Liberty, the son of Luther and Aslee Watson Whitmire. He was preceded in death by his parents and great-grandson, Caleb Davis. Survivors include his wife, Mary Francis Whitmire; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Debbie Davis of Livingston and Henry and Donna Whitmire of Marquez; granddaughters, Amber Randolph and Brooke Whitmire; grandsons, Justin Davis, Chuck LeBlanc, Cody Whitmire and Cory Whitmire; great-grandson, Marcus Randolph; great-granddaughters, Bailey Davis and Malorey Davis and brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Dorothy Whitmire Sr. of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Wilbois, Alfred P. - b: Nov. 14, 1920   d: Aug. 27, 1997

*Alfred Poweshiek Wilbois
        Alfred P. Wilbois – Sgt. US Army WW II


{Son of John Alfred & Viva M. Moore Wilbois,grandfather of Ryan Riddle}

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