|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1867|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1954|
FAIRFIELD RECORDER, Thursday June 10, 1954
"Death Claims Mrs. Ben Willard, rites held Wed.
Mrs. Ben Willard, 86, died at the local hospital at 12:45 P.M. Monday following an extended illness. Funeral services were held from the Calvary Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. W. M. Barger and the Rev. James Morgan officiating. Burial followed at Lakes Chapel Cemetery.
Pall bearers were Ramon Kirgan, Marvin Harris, Gene Davis, Robert Speed, Billie Bonner and Jack Ritter.
Mrs. Willard was born Nancy Elizabeth Yates in Nacogdoches County, September 16, 1867, the daughter of Daniel T. and Margaret [should be Martha] J. Pate Yates. She was married to Ben Willard July 3, 1884 at Ward Prairie, where they lived until his death July 18, 1943.
Survivors include five sons, Kirt L. Willard, Palestine; Joe Willard, Dallas; John Vernon Willard, and Colon J. Willard all of Fairfield; four daughters, Mrs. Tom Bonner, Mrs. Paul Bonner, and Mrs. Morris [should be Maurice] Ritter, Fairfield; and Mrs. Lon Childs of Houston, three brothers, A. J. Yates, Mentone, Calif; S. R. Yates and J. S. Yates, Yuma, Ariz., 31 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Capps Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."
Daniel Tomlinson Yates (1834 - 1909)
Martha Jane Pate Yates (1837 - 1913)
Benjamin Willard (1857 - 1943)*
Infant Daughter Willard (1886 - 1886)*
Kirt Littleton Willard (1888 - 1968)*
Bennie Valeria Willard Manahan (1890 - 1942)*
Annie Laura Willard Bonner (1892 - 1981)*
Lula Mae Willard Bonner (1895 - 1964)*
John Vernon Willard (1897 - 1990)*
Colon Jackson Willard (1898 - 1977)*
Florence Elizabeth Willard Childs (1902 - 1993)*
William Thomas Willard (1905 - 1988)*
Martha Lee Willard McAdams (1907 - 1996)*
Joe Willard (1909 - 2004)*
William Henry Vail Yates (1859 - 1948)*
Nancy Elizabeth Yates Willard (1867 - 1954)
Stephen Redmon Yates (1871 - 1963)*
Nora Yates Cummings (1878 - 1895)*
Lake Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Michael Edd Bonner
Record added: Jul 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73929466
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