McLennan County, Texas
Born: November 16, 1896 in Rosebud, Texas
Died: Monday March 14, 1983 Aged 86 years old
Married: Bernice Elizabeth Green on May 20, 1928 in Mart
Survived by Bernice Ables
1 son Elliott H. Ables of Dallas
1 sister Fannie Lee Denton of Axtell
MARCH 24, 1983
Brown Clonts, 81, of 1212 Texas Avenue, Mart, died in a Houston hospital Sunday night. He was in Houston visiting a daughter. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Littlepage Funeral Home Chapel here, with the Rev. W.H. Smith, officiating. Burial will be in Mart Cemetery.
Mr. Clonts was born August 14, 1901, in Frost, Texas, to John Dennis and Amanda Parsons Clonts. He attended Mart schools and served in the U.S. Navy from 1920 to 1924. In 1929, he married Willie Pearl Holder in Waco. He was a retired railroad conductor with Missouri-Pacific Railroad, after 28 years.
He also was a retired farmer and rancher, a director at First National Bank of Mart since 1963. He was a member of the Mart Masonic Lodge No. 636, York Rite Bodies, and Karem Shrine. He was a member of the Mart Lions Club, a past chairman for the Mart Housing Authority, past president of the Mart Chamber of Commerce, and a past trustee for the Mart Independent School District. He was a Baptist. Survivors are his wife of Mart; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Gail) Davis of Houston and Mrs. Kathryn Brown of Arvada, Colo.; one brother, W.E. Clonts of Knox City; and seven grandchildren.
Ralph M. Hodges, 82, of Waco, a retired wholesale grocery salesman, died Friday at a Waco hospital. Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Smith and the Rev. James Adams officiating. Burial was in Mart Cemetery.
Mr. Hodges was born January 25, 1901, in Calvert. He attended schools in Coleman County and moved to Waco in 1982. He worked for Kimball Grocery Co. and Genecov Wholesale Co. for several years. He retired in 1976. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bellmead. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Martha Lynn Dabbs of San Antonio; two sons, Dr. Ralph G. Hodges of Fort Worth and Mark Hodges of Waco; two sisters, Hazel Inman of Oklahoma City and Mattie Tucker of California; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.