In the pedigrees, so = "son of", da = "daughter of".

    * Hendon, Darrell Davis
    * Hendon, James William
    * Hendon, William David
    * Howell, William Ray, Sr.

Hendon, Darrell Davis (1941-1997)
[Pedigree: so Wesley Edward Hendon so William David Hendon so John Madison Hendon so Elijah Hendon so Isham C. Hendon so James Hendon so Josias Hendon]

  [Contributed by Janella Hendon, 21 May 1999. Posted 15 June 1999.]

Darrell Davis Hendon

 (FT. Worth Star-Telegram, Wednesday, May 21, 1997, Section B, Page 14)]

RHOME -- Darrell D. Hendon, 55, a conductor switchman on the railroad, died Sunday, May 18, in Mansfield. Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at International Faith Center in Haltom City. Burial: Erath Gardens of Memory in Stephenville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home. Darrell D. Hendon was born June, [sic] 15, 1941, in Gorman.  He worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 23 years.
Survivors: Wife of 11 years, Rose "Rosie" Hendon of Rhome; sons, Timothy Hendon of Mansfield, Dave Hendon of Fort Worth, Steven Hendon of Fort Stewart, Calif., Scott Chamberlin of Newark, Thomas Chamberlin of Rhome and Allen Chamberlin of Fort Worth; daughters, Paula Hendon of Ingleside, Gaye Sands of Rhome, Faye Johnson of Albion, Neb.; brother, Garvin Hendon of Dublin, Texas; and sister, Ardenia Ritchard of Fort Worth.

Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home
Boyd, (817) 433-5310

[Funeral Home card]

In Loving Memory

Darrell Davis Hendon

Born: June 15, 1941
Died: May 18, 1997

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 22, 1997, 10:00 AM
International Faith Center
Haltom City, Texas


Erath Gardens of Memory
Stephenville, Texas


Rev. John Avanzini            Rev. Pat Avanzini

Scott Chamberlin

Timothy Hendon
Thomas Chamberlin

Dave Hendon
Allen Chamberlin

Steven Hendon

Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home
Boyd, Texas


Hendon, James William (1893-1963)
[Pedigree: so Erastus Tillman Hendon. so Johnson M. Hendon so James Alexander Hendon, Sr. so Johnson Hendon so Robinson Hendon so Isham Hendon, Sr. so Josias Hendon]

[Contributed by Rufus S. Hendon, 18 April 1999. Posted 15 June 1999.]

[This undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper is an obituary of my uncle, James William (Bill) Hendon, of Canton, Georgia. It was sent by his wife, Willie Fincher (Billie) Hendon, to my mother in a letter postmarked 24 February 1963. Numbers in brackets refer to my notes at the end of the document.]


Funeral Services Held Wednesday for J. W. Hendon

    James W. (Bill) Hendon, age 69, of Canton, died in the Lady of Perpetual Care Home in Atlanta Feb. 17, 1963 at 9:20 p.m. following an extended illness. Mr. Hendon was a prominent civil and airport construction engineer whose work at one time during World War II carried him all over the United States where airports were being constructed, including Idlewilde International Airport in New York City.
    As a young man he attended the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee. He served with the Corps of Engineers during World War I, spending 11 months in France. After the war he attended the engineering school of Deiijon, [sic] France.

    Returning to Georgia from France, Mr. Hendon joined the Georgia Highway Dept. the year it was organized, serving more than 20 years as a resident engineer on road and bridge construction projects. It was while he was building the first paved road from Marietta to Atlanta (old Smyrna Road) that he married a Canton girl, Miss Willie Fincher in 1923.
    He joined the U.S. Engineers just prior to World War II doing airport construction work. He was the engineer in charge of the construction of Turner Air Force Base at Albany, Ga., and was building another airport at Cordele when he was notified of the death of his only son, James, in World War II.

    He then resigned his work in Cordele and went with the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Administration in Washington, D.C. where he was given assignments as construction engineer for various airports throughout the United States. 

    Following World War II, he was made a regional airport construction engineer for 18 states where he supervised and approved the construction of Moon Township Airport in Pittsburgh, International at Idlewilde in New York, the airports at Baltimore, Md., Columbus, Ohio and others. It was while at Columbus that he retired in 1956 due to failing health. 

    Mr. Hendon was a Mason and a member of Canton Methodist Church. He was a registered civil engineer of Georgia until his death. He was also a member of the National Highway research [sic] Board in Washington, D.C. 

    A native of Walker County, Ala., he was born June 7, 1893, the son of Tilman [1] and Nannie Dollar Hendon. 

    Surviving are his widow; a daughter, Capt. Helen C. Atkinson of Brooks AF Base in San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Perrin P. Hendon of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Harry J. Craden of St. Louis, Mrs. Albert Phelps of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Guy W. Hartsell [2] of Annandale, Va.[;] several nieces and nephews. [3] 

    Funeral services were held at Canton First Methodist Church Feb. 20 by Rev. Fred Shelnutt. Interment was in Marietta National Cemetery, Sosebee Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers were Paul Fambro, Arthur, Bill and Jack Fincher, N. E. Fackler and Ben Careathers.

    [1] His father’s name was Erastus Tillman Hendon.
    [2] This should be spelled “Hartselle.”
    [3] Mrs. Craden’s maiden name was Annie Hendon; she is Bill Hendon’s full sister. Perrin Hendon, Mrs. Phelps (née Vivian Hendon), and Mrs. Hartselle (née Mariella Hendon) are the children of E. T. Hendon by his second wife, Mariella Knight Hendon, and hence are half-siblings of Bill Hendon.


Hendon, William David (1868-1955)
[Pedigree: so John Madison Hendon so Elijah Hendon so Isham C. Hendon so James Hendon so Josias Hendon]

[Contributed by Janella Hendon, 21 May 1999. Posted 15 June 1999.]

[Clipping with hand-written date of 6 July 1955 from an unidentified newspaper, evidently published in Stephenville, Texas]

Rites Held Friday
For William David Hendon,
Former Resident

     Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Calvary Baptist Church for William David Hendon, 87, with Revs. Rippetoe and Bynum Akins officiating. Burial was in Oak Dale Cemetery south of Stephenville.

     Hendon, a retired farmer and former Stephenville resident, died Wednesday in Borger. He was born in Alabama and came to Texas in 1892. He moved to Stephenville from Granbury in 1906 and resided here until February when he went to Borger to live with a son, J. E. Hendon.

     Survivors include another son, W. E. Hendon of Stephenville; two daughters, Mrs. Missouri Riddley of Arkansas and Mrs. W. L. Howell of San Angelo; 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

     Pallbearers were his grandsons, J. E. Hendon, Elwood Howell, Troy Howell, Ray Howell, Bob Howell, Junior Patterson, R. E. Howell, and Garvin Hendon.

     Arrangements were made by Trewitt Funeral Home.


Howell, William Ray, Sr. (1920-1990)
[Pedigree: so  Eva Mae Hendon da William David Hendon so John Madison Hendon so Elijah Hendon so Isham C. Hendon so James Hendon
so Josias Hendon]

[Contributed by Janella Hendon, 21 May 1999. Posted 15 June 1999.]

[Clipping from an unidentified Texas newspaper.]

Ray Howell
Store clerk

     STEPHENVILLE -- Ray Howell of Stephenville died yesterday at a Stephenville hospital. He was 69. 

     Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel in Stephenville. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery in Oak Dale.
Mr. Howell was born in Erath County. He was a retired store clerk. He was a member of Stephenville Primitive Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. 

     Survivors: Wife, Imogene Howell of Stephenville; two sons, William Ray Howell Jr. of Stephenville and Douglas Wayne Howell of Fort Worth; five brothers, Orin Howell of San Angelo, Troy Howell of Mingus, Elwood Howell of Odessa, Bob Howell and Cuffy Howell of Stephenville; sister, Mary Sartain of San Angelo; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

[Hand-written note below the clipping on the page on which the clipping is pasted:]

Worked for Goodyear Tire Company
Ordained Deacon

[Funeral Home card:]

William Ray Howell, Sr.

May 19, 1920

January 27, 1990

10:30 AM
Monday, January 29, 1990
Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel

Bill Huckaby

Oak Dale Cemetery

Stephenville Funeral Home