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Ozell Randle Whitmire

  • Birth 19 May 1874 Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Death 30 Aug 1934 Whitney, Hill County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Whitney, Hill County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 33674275

Ozelle RANDLE, daughter of John Thomas RANDLE SR. and Frances L ROGERS, was born on 19 May 1874 in Rockdale, Milam Co., TX. She died on 30 Aug 1934 in N Whitney, Hill Co., TX. She was buried in Whitney Cem., Whitney, Hill Co., TX.

Ozelle married Thomas Elmore BLACKMORE Sr., son of Joseph Alexander BLACKMORE and Mary Lucinda DILLARD on 6 Jul 1898 in Milam Co.,TX. Thomas was born on 15 Sep 1869 in Near Brandon, Freestone Co., TX. He died on 27 Nov 1905 in Houston, Harris Co., TX. He was buried in Meridian Cemetery, Meridian, Bosque Co., TX.

They had the following children:
Joseph Randle BLACKMORE Sr. (1899-1978)
Thomas Elmore BLACKMORE Jr. (1901-1974)

Ozelle married (2) James Hayward or Haywood WHITMIRE son of James Madison " Jim " WHITMIRE and Tempie Ann BATTS on 16 Jun 1907 in Rogers, Bell Co., TX. James was born on 12 Aug 1872 in Panola Co., TX. He died on 25 Nov 1946 in Independence, Montgomery Co., KS. He was buried in Whitney Cem., Whitney, Hill Co., TX.

They had the following children:
James Madison WHITMIRE SR. was born on 26 Mar 1907. He died on 10 Jan 1986.
Tempie Lou WHITMIRE was born on 28 Nov 1910. She died on 22 Jul 1995.
Woodrow Wilson WHITMIRE was born on 21 Dec 1911. He died on 21 Sep 1985.

From the Whitney Messenger Dated: September 6, 1934
( By Miss Jessie Land )
Our entire city was shocked when the news was spread that Mrs. J.H. Whitmire had died at her home in North Whitney, Thursday night, Aug. 30, 1934, at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Whitmire had only been confined to her home some two or three weeks.
Mrs. Ozelle (Randle) Whitmire was born at Rockdale, Texas. When a young girl she accepted Christ as her Savior, uniting with the Baptist Church and at the time of her death held membership in the First Baptist Church in Whitney.
Some 36 years ago she was married to T.E. Blackmore at Rockdale. She leaves two sons by this marriage, T.E. Blackmore, of San Diego, Cal. and Randle Blackmore of Boston, Mass.
About 28 years ago she was united in Marriage to Mr. J.H. Whitmire, who, with their three children, James M., Mrs. T.L. Scott and Woodrow, is left to mourn her going away. She also leaves seven grandchildren, one brother, Forest Randle, Cameron, two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Little, Big Spring, and Mrs. J.P. Collier, Adrian, Texas, besides a great host of friends who sorrow at her passing.
Mrs. Whitmire, with her companion and children, moved to Whitney some 20 years ago.
Funeral Services were held at the First Baptist Church Friday at 4 o'clock by her former pastor, Rev. V.M. Cloyd of Waco, assisted by Revs. F.E. Weller and R.E. Briggs. The large crowd and beautiful floral offerings bore testimony of the esteem in which the deceased and her family were held.
After the services at the church the funeral cortege went to DeGraffenreid Cemetery where the body was laid to rest to await the Resurrection morn.
Claude Scruggs was in charge of arrangements.
Those from out of town attending the funeral services were Miss Jeanette Morgan and Chas. Whitmire, Waco: Mrs. Albert Hensley and children, Misses Iva lee and Opal Sanders, Rev. and Mrs. Lloyd Lester, Iredell; Mr. And Mrs. Forest Randle, Mrs. Fred McLearon, Cameron; Bill Randle, Rockdale, Mrs. L.W. Harris, Hillsboro; Mrs. Bruce Moorman and Miss Mable Moorman, Coon Creek, Mr. And Mrs. Woodrow Whitmire, Ft. Worth.
The Messenger joins with the many friends in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved.
[Obituary furnished by Mary Whitmire Gravley]

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  • Maintained by: Louis Svach
  • Originally Created by: Hugh Adams
  • Added: 9 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33674275
  • Louis Svach
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ozell Randle Whitmire (19 May 1874–30 Aug 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33674275, citing Whitney Memorial Park, Whitney, Hill County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Louis Svach (contributor 46859016) .