1864. Francis Elizabeth Bailey
was born on 19 Sep 1914 in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas. She died on 5
Nov 1996 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
Publication Date: November 06, 1996
Source: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Region: Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro, Texas
FORT WORTH - Frances T. Rich, 82, a retired insurance agent, died Tuesday at
Memorial service: Private.
Memorials: St. Ann Episcopal Church, 6055 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 76179, or Community
Hospice, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth 76102.
Frances Rich was born Sept. 19, 1914, in Merkel. She was a member of AM Vets
and American Legion Auxiliaries.
Survivors: Daughter, Charlotte Winston and her husband, the Rev. William Winston,
of Fort Worth; sister, Mary O'Neil of Temple; nephews, Glen and George Banzhaf,
both of Temple, and Eddie Moore, of South Elgin, Ill.; and niece, Janis Sue Wolf
Boyd (Mrs. Boyd) of Temple.
Guardian Cremation Society 5704 James Ave., 293-8477
She was married to Nolan Roscoe Rather (son of Haywood
Rather and Mary Wilson) on 6 Dec 1943 in Temple, Bell County,
Nolan Roscoe Rather was born on 11 Jun 1900 in Bell County, Texas. He
died on 12 Jun 1951 in Temple, Bell County, Texas.
(1438) He was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Texas.
From the Temple Daily Telegram, December 13, 1951:
NOLAN RATHER, 51, FOUND DEAD AT HOME IN TEMPLE
Nolan Roscoe Rather, 51, was found dead in his home, 213 North Fourth Street,
about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Justice of the Peace R. W. Watts held an inquest and stated that no evidence
of foul play was found.
The body was discovered by Ed Morris, driver for a local laundry, when he opened
the door to the house to leave a bunch of clothes.
Justice Watts said Mr. Rather had been dead only for an hour or so before his
body was discovered.
He was born in Bell County June 11, 1900, and had lived in the county practically
all his life, with the exception of about 10 years when he lived in Oklahoma.
For the past 15 years he had made his home in Temple. He married Frances Balch
and was a member of the Christian Church in Mangum, Okla.
Mr. Rather is survived by his widow; one daughter, Charlotte Ann Rather of Temple;
one brother, Wilson Rather of Dandridge, Tenn.; four sister, Mrs. W. H. Bolden
of Dandridge, Tenn., Mrs. V. M. Longmire of Temple, Mrs. Clyde Marquess of Palacious,
and Mrs. Byrl Cline of Belton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of relatives; Hewett in charge.
Francis Elizabeth Bailey and Nolan Roscoe Rather had the following children:
Charlotte Ann Rather.
She was married
to George V. Tucker in 1955. George V. Tucker was
born on 7 Jan 1912 in South Carolina. He died on 5 Feb 1975 in Bell County,
Texas.(1439) He was buried in Killeen
Memorial Park, Killeen, Texas.
From the Temple Daily Telegram, Temple, Texas, Friday, February 7, 1975, Page
FORMER AMVETS HEAD DIES AT 63
KILLEN -- George V. Tucker, 63, Killeen, former state commander of AMVETS, died
Wednesday in a Temple hospital after a long illness.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in the Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, with his
son-in-law, the Rev. William S. Winston officiating. Burial will be in Killeen
Mr. Tucker was born in South Carolina and had served in the U.S. Marines, U.
S. navy and U. S. Army. He had retired in 1954 at Fort Hood after 23 years of
military service. He and his wife, Mrs. Frances Tucker, had operated Tucker
Insurance Agency in Killeen from 1957 to 1974.
He was post commander of AMVET Post No. 12 in Killeen when he became state commander
for 1970-71. He had also served three terms as commander of the American Legion
Post in Killeen. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Survivors are his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Winston of Fort Worth; and
a brother, W. T. Tucker of Montazuma, Ga.
She was married to Frederick George Rich on 15 Nov 1979 in Temple, Bell County,
Frederick George Rich was born on 18 Apr 1914. He died on 13 Aug 1987
in Bell County, Texas.(247)