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Melvin Denson Weems
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1913
Milam County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 2007
Bell County
Texas, USA

Rockdale Reporter Online
October 11, 2007


Denson Weems, 93, of Temple, formerly of Rockdale, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. John Warren of St. John's United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.

Mr. Weems died Monday, Oct. 8, at William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple.

A Temple resident for the past five years, he previously lived in Rockdale since 1951.

He was born Oct. 13, 1913, in Cameron to Melvin and Ellie (Moore) Weems.

In 1936, he married Irene Georgia Karisch in Hempstead.

Mr. Weems attended Rockdale ISD and was class president for three years and captain of the football team. He also attended Southwestern University on a football scholarship.

He lived and worked at Freeport for Dow Chemical until World War II when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Dow Chemical.

Mr. Weems came to Rockdale in 1951.

He was a retail grocer, owning and operating Weems Super Market from 1951 to 1961.

Mr. Weems was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Rockdale and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Rockdale.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene G. Weems, on Oct. 8, 1981.

Survivors are a son, George Weems and wife Ann of Boerne; a brother, Jack Weems and wife Phyllis of West Columbia; a sister, Eva Sides and husband Marvin of Rockdale; five grandchildren, Coy Weems and wife Noel, Stacey Collier and husband Glenn, Rebecca McCoy and husband Evan, Elizabeth Jones and husband Jesse, and Katherine Irene Weems; three great-grandchildren, Grant Collier, Blake Collier and Anna Irene Collier; and two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Weems and Susie Weems, both of Rockdale.

Honorary pallbearers will be Evan McCoy, Coy Weems, Jesse Jones, Glenn Collier, Ted Weems and Steve Weems.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
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  Irene Georgia Karisch Weems (1913 - 1981)*
  Sydney Meredith Glimp (1911 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Oct 11, 2007
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