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Preas Information


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The information you find on this page comes from the net -- from various locations -- or were sent in by carrying family members. Some are definitely family members, others are probably so, but can't place them as yet. I have collected this information for a fairly lengthy period of time and many of these locations no longer exist or the Newspapers quit allowing a search of their past notices. I am posting this in the hope that it may help some of you locate family members or add information to your Genealogy Research. The Deceased may have been a Preas or may have had members of the Preas family as brothers, sisters, grand-children or in-laws. The listings are NOT in any special order.

Lillian Preas (This was a very dear, sweet lady - I met her several times throughout my life at family reunions held in Coleman, Texas)

BROWNWOOD - Lillian Preas, 99, died Tuesday in a Brownwood hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R.J. Elkins officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Pulaski, Tenn., Mrs. Preas married John W. Preas in Santa Anna in 1918, and the couple moved to Brownwood in 1927. She was a Harvey Girl for 10 years, until the Harvey House closed during the depression. The Preas' ran a cafe from 1940 until 1955, and Mrs. Preas continued cafe work until 1967. She was also a private duty nurse for 17 years, and didn't retire until she reached the age of 82.

A member of the Brownwood Rebekah Lodge since 1931, Mrs. Preas served as Noble Grand four terms and the other offices many times. She was Lodge Deputy for 15 years and District Deputy for two years, and she represented her lodge at the state assembly for 12 years. She received the Decoration of Chivalry in 1947, the highest honor that the lodge can give.

Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Graves of Kerrville and Bessie Mae "Bunk" Ellis of Brownwood; one brother, Bill Davis of Midland; six grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to a favorite charity.

Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Amy Corinne Smith Casalenuovo
Amy Corinne Smith Casalenuovo, 76, of 427 Westover Blvd., died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank Casalenuovo. Mrs. Casalenuovo was born in Evington, June 16, 1922 to the late Theron Nokel Smith and the late Ora May Preas Newman. She was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star Lodge and a retired hair stylist.

She is survived by her children, Cora Dodd Rawlings of Rustburg, Michael S. Dodd and his wife, Donna of Gladys, Melissa Carwile of Lynchburg; two sisters, Ann Arthur and her husband, John Arthur Jr. of Bedford, Rachael Olinger; a brother and his wife, Henry and Flo Smith all
of Lynchburg; five grandchildren, Jeremy Rawlings, Jason Rawlings, Heather Dodd, Kristie Dodd, Cierra Carwile and two great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Rawlings and Skyler Rawlings.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 1998 at Parkview United Methodist Church with the Rev. E. Eugene Larkin officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501.
Woodall-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 237-9424.

Jordan Micayla Barnett

COLEMAN - Jordan Micayla Barnett, infant daughter of Danny and Brandi Van Pelt Barnett of Coleman, died Monday in a local hospital.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Coleman Cemetery pavilion, directed by Stevens Funeral Home.

Jordan was born in Coleman.

Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, Brenda and Ervin Wells of Silver Valley; her paternal grandparents, Danny and Treva Barnett of Coleman; her great-grandparents, Luberta Preas of Silver Valley, Alice Wells, Dub and Wanda Barnett, all of Coleman, and Geneva Smith of Bangs; her great-great-grandmother, Florence Stearns of Trickham; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Bertha Amanda Preas Fiegenbaum
Bertha Amanda Preas Fiegenbaum, 107, of Kimberly, died Friday, April 24, 1998, at the Mountain View Care Center.

She was born April 14, 1891, in Cottington County, S.D., to Fred and Agnes Redhauser Preas. At age 10, her family moved to Freewater, Ore. She married Rudolph Fiegenbaum on Jan. 17, 1914, at the family farm. They moved to Wendell, where they lived most of their married lives. They worked on a farm in Wendell, where they raised cattle. Rudolph preceded her in death in 1958. She was a member of the Wendell Methodist Church, singing in the church choir. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She lived in Murtaugh for many years before moving to Kimberly.

Survivors include her daughter, Margaret (Eugene) Syverson of Twin Falls; son, Edward Fiegenbaum of Bothel, Wash.; daughter, Lois Biser of Moraga, Calif.; grandchildren, Jackie Wahl of Twin Falls, Tim Fiegenbaum of Bothel, Wash., and Rod Biser of Moraga, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Deana Sprentall and Ryan Wahl. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at White Mortuary in Twin Falls with Pastor Dale Metzger officiating. Committal service will be held at the Wendell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Rock Creek Community Church, in care of 1139 Blake St. N., Twin Falls, ID 83301.

Walter Preas

Brady, TX - Walter Reed Preas, 85, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, in Brady

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 29, 1912, in Valera and had been a lifetime resident of the area. A veteran of World War II, he was a mechanic, a Mason and a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviors include his wife, Mamie Preas and a brother-in-law, Travis Sellers, both of Brady; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preas, Lucille Coleman

Preas, Lucille Coleman, 86, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, June 1, 1993. She was the widow of Fred Garland Preas. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, George R. and B. J. Preas of Roanoke, Fred Garland Jr. and Jean Preas of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; was preceded in death by her daughter, Martha Jerry Murray; also surviving are five grandchildren, Kelly Preas of Oslo, Norway, George R. Preas Jr. of Annapolis, Md., Michael Preas of Jacksonville, Fla., Susan P. Trotter of Richmond, Barry Murray of Roanoke: sister-in-law, Mrs. Nellie Board of Roanoke; son-in-law, Robert Murray of Hollins; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Tom Stocks. Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Mackey, Nell Preas

Mackey, Nell Preas, 95, a life-long resident of Bedford, died Thursday, August 19, 1993 at the Beford County Nursing Home. She was the widow of Dr. Graham Leech Mackey. She is survived by a son, Hugh Preas Mackey, a daughter, Mrs. Elbert (June) Mackey Slaughter; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was a life-long member of the Bedford Baptist Church. She played the piano at the movie theater for the silent movies. She also played for Floyd Ward, Geraldine Fox and Margaret Krebs dance classes. She was a member of the Eastern Star andplayed the piano for the chapter for twenty-five years. She was also a member of the Bedford Firemans Band. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 1993 at Oakwood Cemetery by Dr. Ron Blankenship. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bedford Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Updike Funeral Home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Preas, Sallie McFerran

Preas, Sallie McFerran, 89, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, April 3, 1993, in Oakwood Manor. She was born February 11, 1904, in Botetourt County, a daughter of the late James William McFerran and Emma Henderson McFerran. She was a graduate of King College, an educator in the Botetourt County School System for many years, and was a member of the Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lathrope Preas. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Nelle Preas Mackey, Bedford; two nieces, Harriette P. Reininger, Nampa, Idaho, June M. Slaughter, Bedford; a nephew, Hugh P. Mackey, Bedford. The family will recieve friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of the niece, June Slaughter, Mountain View Drive, Bedford. Memorials may be made to the Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church, 1837 Grandin Road, S.W. Roanoke, Va. 24015. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home, Bedford.

Murray, Martha P.

Martha (Gerry) Preas Murray, of 8411 Belle Haven Rd., N.W., died Thursday, January 2, 1992. She was a member of Unity of Roanoke Valley. Survived by her husband, Robert S. Murray; one son and daughter-in-law, Barry S. and Kathy E. Murray, Roanoke; her mother, Mrs. Lucille C. Preas, Roanoke; two grandsons, Joshua R. and Andrew S. Murray, Gainesville, Fla.;two stpgrandsons, J. Neal and Daniel M. Arthur, Roanoke; Nyna s. Murray, Roanoke; one aunt, Nellie P. Board, Roanoke; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted fro Oakey's North Chapel 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 1992 with the Rev's Alan and Kathryn Rowbotham officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Oakey's North Chapel on Friday until hour of service.

Preas, Nellie T.

Mrs. Nellie Thaxton Arrington Preas, age 88 of Roanoke, died Tuesday evening in a local hospital. Mrs. Preas was a daughter of the late William H. and Laura Lemon Thaxton. She was first married to Upsjur L. Arrington, a pharmacist. After his heath, she later married Mason H. Preas, retired Chief of Police, of Bedford. Mrs. Preas was a member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church, she taught Sunday School there for many years. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl A. and William H. Schaffer, III; four grandsons, William H. Schaffer, IV, Nuremburg, Germany, Ln. Corp. Wesley L. Schaffer, US Marine Corp., Japan; Todd C. Schaffer, US Army, Va.; Jason B. Schaffer, Roanoke; grandaughter, Amanda H. Schaffer. Services will be 12:00 noon Friday at Oakey's Roanoke Chape.l. Dr. Daniel E. Scott will officiate. Interment will be in Fair View Burial Park. Friends may call at Oakey's Roanoke.

Preas, Floe G.

Floe G. Preas, age 91, of Nampa, Idaho, formerly of Roanoke, died Monday, March 25, 1991. Born March 26, 1899, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Rosa Glenn. Mrs. Preas graduated from Narrows High School in 1917. She was the widow of Hugh R. Preas. She was a retired employee of the S. H. Heironimus Company. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Harriett and Russell Reininger, Nampa, Idaho; one granddaughter; one grandson; two great-granddaughters; two stepgrandsons; two stepgrandaughters; five stepgreat-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearsiburg, Va. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's Roanoke.

Preas, Jewel A.

Jewel Armentrout Preas, age 69, of 1117 Newman Dr., Salem, died Saturday, February 23, 1991. She was a member of Villa Heights Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Tultex Corporation. Surviving are her husband, Holmes Wesley Preas; four daughters, Beverly S. Deschon (Mrs. Allen H.), Roanoke and Christiansburg; Bonnie P. Odell, Vinton; Brenda P. Gauldin (Mrs. C. Michael), Yorktown; Becky P. Meador (Mrs. F.E. "Skip"), Baltimore, Md.; one son, Robert L. Preas and wife, Karen M., Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Ella A. Weber and husband, Charles, Covington; one brother, Joe R. Armentrout and wife, Jean Rae, Afton; five grandchildren, Thomas, Christopher, Melissa Ann Gauldin; Amy Lyn, Amber Jo Preas; Michel Sean Meador. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Fegruary 27 with Rev. Harold C. Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Friends may call at Oakey's North Chapel, where the family will receive friends fro m2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Garland, Fred T.

West Palm Beach, Florida - Dr. Fred T. Garland, age 84, formerly of Roanoke, died Friday, July 6, 1990 at his home after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Harry Elmo and Annie Preas Garland, Roanoke. Dr. Garland was a Baptist evangelist for 50 years. He was the founder of the Roanoke City Rescue Mission and the International Fellowship of Fundamentalists. During his ministry Dr. Garland served as an Assistant Pastor of the Jefferson Street Baptist Church, Roanoke, and the Salem Baptist Church, Wintston-Salem, N.C. At the time of his death, he was the Associate Pastor-Emeritus of the Reimer Road Baptist Church, Wadsworth, Ohio. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Reginald Garland; Jimmy Garland; and Paul W. Garland; one sister, Estelle Garland Trenor. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Boone Garland, West Palm Beach, Fla; one son, John T. Garland, Arlington, Va; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mrs. Carol Ann Tortorello, Merrick, N.Y.; Mary Anne and Stephen Sheffield, West Palm Beach, Fla.; one grandson, John Tortorello,m Merrick, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Carolyn Tortorello, Merrick, N.Y.; one great-grandson; one sister, Mrs. James (Eunice) Quisenberry, Roanoke; and thirteen nieces and nephews in Roanoke. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 1990 at 11:00 a.m. at the Berean Baptist Church in West Palm Beach. Arrangements by Quattlebaum-Holleman Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Benjamin "Buss" Artford Preas - from Fort Worth Star Telegram

June2, 1996 - Benjamin "Buss" Artford Preas, retired General Dynamics aircraft assembler - died Friday at home. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetary. Family will receive friends at Delta Funeral Home in Cooper.

Officiants: Rev. Sidney Thompson and Mr. Hollis Preas.

Mr. Preas was born April 16, 1920, in Delta County. He was the Son of Joseph Preas and Maggie Burnett Preas. He was an army veteran of World War II. He was also a retired carpenter, specializing in acoustic ceilings. He was a Baptist.

Mr. Preas married Eddrie Stunkard on 25 November 1939 in Cooper.

Surviviors are- wife, Eddie Preas of Ft.Worth, 3 daughters; Martha Beth Young of Ft. Worth, Ginger Thompson of Ft. Worth, and Sandra Millar of Odessa, 2 sisters; Verona Kizer of Weatherford, and Francis Blundell of Cooper, and 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Ward, Virginia Irene Preas

Ward, Virginia Irene Preas, 39, of Lynchburg, died Friday, October 22, 1993. Graveside services 2 p.m. Sunday, Altavista Memorial Park. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home, Huddleston.

Rodney Wayne Preast

RAND -- Master Sgt. Rodney Wayne Preast, 28, of Rand, formerly of Swiss, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, from injuries received in a motorcycle racing accident at Road Atlanta Raceway, near Atlanta.
He was a full-time employee and Master Sgt. with the 130th Airlift Wing of Air National Guard,Charleston, with 10 years of service. He was a licensed road racer with WERA. He was a graduate of Boomer Christian Academy and attended West Virginia Institute of Technology.
Surviving: son, Hunter Scott Preast of Charleston; parents, Jerry L. and Janice M. Preast of Swiss; sister, Amy L. Hunt of Hansford; brother, Donnie R. of Swiss; grandparents, Russell and Theo Legg of Clay, Lula Preast of Swiss, Bertie Coulter of Clay.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Chelyan Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Lee Swor officiating. Burial with military graveside rites conducted by Charleston Air National Guard will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, one hour prior to service Wednesday at the church.

Lula H. Preast
Charleston Daily Mail Obituaries
SWISS -- Lula Hypes Preast, 83, of Swiss, Nicholas County, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, in CAMC, Memorial Division, after a long illness.
She was born in Tipton, was a homemaker and a Christian. She was preceded in death by husband, the Rev. Cecil B. Preast.
Surviving: daughters, Mary Preast and Carolyn Young of Swiss; sons, Dencil Preast of Ansted, Tom of Sciotoville, Ohio, Dennis and David of Jodie, W.Va., Howard and Jerry of Swiss, Cecil Jr., of Indore, W.Va.; sister, Leona Ganoe of Belleview, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. J.W. Hill and the Rev. Thomas Sanford officiating. Burial will be in Keenan Cemetery, Zela.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mazole Preast
SUMMERSVILLE -- Mazole Preast, 75, of Summersville died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church, Drennen.

Surviving: husband, Delbert Preast; sons, Delbert E. Preast of Michigan, James D. Preast of Bentree; daughter, Brenda J. Rowlands of Kingsport, Tenn.; sisters, Colleen Preast of Summersville, Eula McClung of Herndon, Va., Dorothy Evans of Hampton, Va.; brother, Billy McClung of Goose Creek, S.C.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at White Funeral Home, Summersville, with the Rev. Joe Shaffer and the Rev. William Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Kennan Cemetery, Drennen.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Calvin Hollis Preas

THE PARIS NEWS Fri., May 21, 1993, p.16A. 'Calvin Hollis Preas, 81, of Cooper died Thursday, May 20, at McCuistion Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the First Baptist Church in Cooper with Hollis Preas and Richard Tatum officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery by Delta Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Preas was born Jan. 19, 1912, in Delta County, a son of Joseph and Maggie Jane Burnett Preas. He was caretaker at Oaklawn Cemetery. He married Lutie George in 1935. Surviving are his wife; five sons, Hollis Preas, Glendon Preas, Jody Preas, Charles Preas and Wendell Preas, all of Cooper; a daughter, Jean Wilson of Bethel, OK; a brother, Artford (Buss) Preas of Fort Worth; two sisters, Verna Kiser of Aledo and Frances Blundell of Klondike; 27 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Harold Gene Preas.'
Thompson Cemetery, Big A Mtn., Honaker, Va.

Located on Rt. 647, just off Rt. 620, which runs off Rt. 80 between Honaker and Big a Mtn. Cenetery sits on a small hill off the right side of the road and is clearly visible from Dye's Winery on 620. Cemetery is well cared for. 15 Jun 1998.

Infant s/o Roscoe & Nancy Preas
27 Mar 1927 - 27 Mar 1927
June 5, 1999
Star-Telegram Death Notices and Obituaries for June 6
Lois Bennett
WEATHERFORD -- Lois Bennett, 86, ahomemaker, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at a Bedford
hospital. Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Galbreaith PickardFuneral Chapel in Weatherford. Burial: East
Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Lois Bennett was born Aug. 11, 1912, in Collin County. Survivors: Sons, Donald Bennett of Savanah, Ga., Wayne Bennett of Arlington, Jerry Bennett of
Weatherford, Allen Bennett of Keller; daughters, Geneva Curry, Virginia Preas, both of Fort Worth;
16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The News & Advance Obituaries
Hank Edward Little, Sr.
Hank Edward Little, Sr., 34, of 10876 Leesville Road, Evington died Thursday, July 3, 1999 in Moneta. He was the husband of Joyce Dove Little. Born Jan. 30, 1965 in Campbell County, he was a son of Reid Irvin Little Sr., and Margaret Iris Cox Little of Evington. He was a member of Spring
Road Baptist Church and Virginia Defense Force, and was employed by Groundskeeper.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Hank Edward Little, Jr., and Elvis Wayne Little both of Evington; two daughters, Nora Jean Little of Madison Heights and Alease Marie Little of Evington; four brothers, Reid Irvin Little, Jr., John Sullivan Little, Sr., and Iran Van Little all of Evington and James Matthew Little of Lynchburg; and one sister, Margaret Oneida Preas of Lynchburg. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999 in First Baptist Church of Evington by the Rev. Wayne A. Dorsett. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence and suggests that those who wish to make memorials consider helping toward the funeral expenses. Finch & Finch Funeral Home, Altavista is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Josephine Shapiro
BURLINGTON - Mrs. Josephine Woodward Bowman Shapiro, 82, a resident of Twin Lakes Center, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at Alamance Regional Medical Center. She was formerly of Bedford, Va. Born Feb. 8, 1917, in Bedford, she was the wife of the late Mr. Kimberly Bowman Sr. and the late Dr. Hyman D. Shapiro.
She was the daughter of Mr. Edgar Clifford Woodward and Mrs. Lucy Dennis Woodward, both deceased. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, the Garden Club of Bedford, the Peaks of Otter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Bedford Historical Society.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Jocelyn B.) Safrit of Burlington; a sister, Dr. Nan Preas of Eden; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Kimberly Bowman Jr., and a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Preas Cogsdale. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Longwood Cemetery in Bedford. The family will be at the church parlor after the memorial service.
Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, P.O. Box 1336, Burlington, N.C. 27216.

Ruthie A. Wooldridge Preas 10 Feb 1911 7 Jan 1973
Evergreen 06-05-03
THE PARIS NEWS, 10 Jan 1973. 'Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home chapel for Mrs. Eldon O. Preas. The Rev. Ward Mallette, pastor of Seventh Street Baptist Church, officiated and burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Geer, Z.D. Locke, Bryan Denney, Andrew Bowers, Cleba Bridges and Odie Reese. Mrs. Preas died Sunday night in St. Joseph's Hospital.' *THE PARIS NEWS, 8 Jan 1973. 'Mrs. Eldon O. Preas, 829 W. Brame, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital where she had been admitted 24 hours earlier. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ward Mallette, pastor of Seventh Street Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The former Miss Ruthie Wooldridge, she was born 10 Feb 1911, in Lamar County, daughter of Will M. and Alice Wooldridge. She married Eldon Preas on 26 Jun 1932 in Hugo, Okla. She was a member of Seventh Street Baptist Church and of its Mary's Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her husband and several nieces and nephews.' *Married Ozely Eldon Preas.

Sallie Cooley Preas 16 Nov 1892 11 Mar 1989
Evergreen 06-05-01
THE PARIS NEWS, Mon., Mar. 13, 1989, p. 2A: 'Sallie Preas, 96, of Dallas died Saturday, March 11, at Southeast Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Services will he held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. M.G. Ralson and the Rev. Benny Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Preas was born Nov. 16, 1892 in Delta County, a daughter of Elisha and Mollie Dillihunt Cooley. She married John [W.] Preas on Sep. 10, 1910, in Delta County. He died April 21, 1977. She lived in Paris most of her life and moved to Dallas at the death of her husband. She was a member of the Seventh Street Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Eldon Preas of Paris, Lendon Preas of Mesquite and Wildon Preas of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Ruby) Nix of Dallas, Mrs. Donald (Jewel) Evans of Dallas and Mrs. Fred (Dovie) Crowell of Tulsa, 0K; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The family will be at the home of Mrs. Dewey (Donna) Dunlap, 1118-16th SE.'

Vista Green ``Pete'' Preas (from San Angelo Standard Times)

Vista Green ``Pete'' Preas, 82, of Pampa and formerly of San Angelo, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in a Pampa hospital. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Belvedere Memorial Park with the Rev. Paul Terry officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 24, 1917, in Coleman County. He was a carpenter and a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Glen Preas of Pampa and Charles Preas of Del Norte, Colo.; two stepsons, Ted Short and Sam Short, both of San Angelo; and a stepdaughter, Jean of Las Vegas.

Emal C. Preast

Emal C. Preast, 80 of Nallen, WV died Friday, June 16, 2000, in the Ansted
Center at Ansted, WV.

Born April 30, 1920, at Vinton, Nicholas County, WV, he was a son of the late
George and Mamie Rogers Preast.

He was a member of the Bays Chapel United Methodist Church at Nallen, a
member of the Masonic Lodge at Lookout, a member of the Scottish Rite and the
Beni Kedem Temple at Charleston, and was a retired schoolteacher and
principal at Mount Lookout Grade School.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth L. Preast in 1998.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Turner of Vienna; one son, Charles of
Heaters; three sisters, Nellie Johnson of Belle, Glenna Kincaid of Covington,
VA; and Norma Regayli of Marmet; one brother Haymond Preast of Maryland;
three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, 20000 in the White
Funeral Home at Summersville with the Rev. Mike Loudermilk officiating.
Interment with Masonic Graveside Rites followed in the Walker Memorial Park
at Summersville.


The News, Lynchburg VA
Tues, March 28, 1967

MRS. LILA PREAS BEARD ORE of Route 1, Forest, widowof Grover Cleveland Ore
died 3:30 pm Monday at home after a long illness. Her first husband was the
late RobertPhillip Beard. Born in Bedford Countyshe was daughter of John
Wesley Preas and Harriet Wood Preas. She was member of Forest Baptist Church.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs George D Lindsay of Lynchburg and Mrs Arthur
Parrish of Forest; 5 step sons, Peter Ore, Columbus Ohio, James P Ore,
Herbert Ore, Robert Ore, Lynchburg, Alex Ore,Evington; step daughter, Mrs
CW Harris of Madison Heights and 3sisters, Mrs Cora Wood, Mrs Gilbert Brown
and Mrs John Arthur, allof Bedford.
Funeral service will be conducted at Forest Baptist Churchby Rev George
Burial will be in Church Cemetery. Body is at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.


The News, Lynchburg VA
Sun, Dec 4, 1988

GLADYS BEARD LINDSAY of Lynchburg, wife of late GeorgeDaniel Lindsay died
Saturday December 3, 1988 in Camelot Hall Nursing Home aftera long illness.
Born July 30, 1905 in Bedford County she was daughter of lateRobert Phillip
Benjamin Beard and Lila Preas Beard Ore. She is survived by a sister, Mrs
Louise B Roman, Cordele, Ga and nieces andnephews.
Graveside service will be conducted 1 pm Monday December 5 atForest Baptist
Church Cemetery with Rev CW Hawks.
Diuguid Rivermont Chape is in charge of arrangements.

Lennie May Priess (Preas)

The newspaper clipping is undated, but must have been written ca. 1939

Funeral services were held Friday, February 24 at North Baptist Church for Lennie May Priess, 59 of Coleman. She died suddenly early Thursday morning, February 23, at the home of her daughter, H.A. Minor of Coleman. Reverend Round was assisted by Rev. Shepherd. Interment was at Burkett. Mrs. Priess was born Ocober 25, 1879 in Mississippi and came to Coleman County 33 years ago. She was a member of the North Baptist Church. Surviving are her brothers, W.A., J.G. and G.T. Shelton, one sister Mrs. J.W. Hunter, sons are Tom Priess of Bangs, W.A. Priess of Big Springs, H.B. Priess of Winters, C.A. Priess of Talpa, O.A. Priess of Silver Valley, daughters are H.A. Minor of Coleman, Anna May Grenshaw of Coleman, Mrs. Ora Jones of Tahoca. All were present for the last rites except Mrs. Jones who was ill. M.H. Priess, her husband died in 1918. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Guy Cullens, Mrs. C.L. Henderson and Mrs. Joe Priess. Pall bearers were Owen Priess, M.K. Maples, Lewis Priess, J.W. Hunter, Mose Maples and Arlin Hunter.

(Information on Lennie was given by Randy Briscoe -- Thanks!)

Marvin Samuel Jones, Sr.,
Marvin Jones Sr. died last August 15, 2002. He was the husband of Virginia Doris Preas Jones for more than 50 years. He was born in Galax, VA on Jan. 8,1928. He was survived by 4 children, one brother, and two sisters; eight
grandchildren, and four great-children. He was buried in Langhorne Chapel Community Cemetery, Evington, VA with full military honors.

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