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Goode, Alice

Miss Goode's Funeral Held Here April 28

Funeral services for Miss Alice Goode, 85, of Weimar were held Wednesday, April 28, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in the Osage Cemetery.

Miss Goode died April 27 at Parkview Manor, where she had resided since mid-January.

A Weimar area resident most of her life, she was born Dec. 29, 1896, at El Campo, a daughter of Obe and Pauline (Hirsch) Goode. In earlier years she was employed as a store clerk. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by four nephews, Tye Yates Holman, Phil Holman Sr., George D. Goode and Kent Goode, all of Weimar. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Tye Yates Holman, Phil Holman, Jack Holman, Paul McFarland, Oscar Adduces, and Frank Horace.

Weimar Mercury, 6 May 1982 p. 11
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht

Goode, Catherine

The Passing of little Baby Catherine Goode

Little Catherine, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Goode. whose brief earthy life came to a close Thursday evening at seven o'clock was born Nov. 4, 1928. For two short happy months this sweet, winsome baby flower grew in an earthly Child Garden, as it were, and then God touched it for transplanting.

When it became known Thursday morning that the little one was seriously ill with pneumonia, physicians were summoned and all that could be done was done to save the little life, but to no avail and, at seven o’clock Baby Catherine’s spirit passed beyond.

On Friday, at 2 o’clock sympathetic friends, together with the family, gathered about the tiny white casket, as the choir softly sang “God Will Take Care of You." "Suffer the Children to Come Unto Me” was sung by Hazel Burford by request of the Cradle Roll Department which little Catherine was a member. These touching songs were followed by an unusually sweet, impressive and comforting service led by Rev. McKinney, at the conclusion of which interment took place at the City [Masonic] Cemetery.

Sweet little Catherine had endeared herself not only to the parents and grandparents who adored her, but to relatives, friends and neighbors, all of whom shall miss her sadly.

Though not understanding God's ways, we believe in His goodness. We know He doeth all things well and we commend the sorrowing ones to His love.
Parents, whose little one lies asleep,
Safely n God's care.
Kept evermore beyond all weeping,
Oh, may you share
That tender comforting He giveth
To hearts o’erborne,
"I live, and lo your loved one liveth;
No longer mourn?'

Weimar Mercury, January 18, 1929, page 1

Goode, Charles Wesley

Final Rites for Charlie Goode, 86, Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Charles Wesley Goode, 86-year-old father of Lindsie and Dewey Goode, were held Tuesday at Hubbard Funeral Home with burial in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Rev. Howard L. MacAllister, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which Mr. Goode was a member officiated.

Mr. Goode had been a semi-invalid for several years. Three weeks ago he suffered a fall during the night, perhaps from a light stroke, and he had been bedridden since. He had been in Weimar Hospital since Saturday and died there at 4:10 a.m. Monday.

Born July 3, 1871, near Belton in Bell County, son of James and Ellen McMillan Goode, he moved to this section as a youth and except for a brief time at El Campo spent the rest of his life here.

Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Mary Laura Williford, whom he married at La Grange July 24, 1894; two sons, Lindsie and Dewey, both of here; a daughter, Mrs. Effie Barton of Sutherland Springs; one sister, Mrs. C. M DeFoor of El Campo; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ralph Thompson, Hilmer Hasse, Clyde DeFoor, J. S. Rypple, Hugo Kahlden and Joe Johnson. Named as honorary pallbearers were Henry Brasher Jr., R. H. Yoder, Ben Holt, A. J. Ratliff, Chas. Kahlden, and Theo. Brandt.

Weimar Mercury, January 31, 1958

Goode, George

Friends Mourn Mr. Goode's Death.

News of the death of George Goode of Osage was received here with much sadness: although it was expected, it was still unbelievable, for George was a jolly, good-natured fellow. It seemed impossible that he had passed unto his reward. He had a host of friends everywhere who will mourn with his old father, Obe Goode, who is 90 years old, his wife and two fine sons, and three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Shaw of Pearsall, Mrs. Hattie Holman and Miss Alice Goode of Weimar. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

George's memory will live on; as time passes It will dim but everybody will still remember him for all the good kind deeds that he has done in his life. May he rest in peace.

Weimar Mercury, September 14, 1949

Goode, Gertrude (Johnson)

Services Held Jan. 24 for Mrs. Goode, 103

Funeral Services were held January 24 for Gertrude Goode, 103, at the First United Methodist Church of Weimar, with Rev. Judith Sellers officiating. Burial was in the Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Mrs. Goode, a former teacher, passed away January 20 of heart failure. She was a resident of Parkview Manor. She had lived in the Weimar area for 78 years.
Mrs. Goode was born November 11, 1892 to Joseph B. and Maggie (Jones) Johnson in Palo Pinto County. She attended high school in Mineral Wells and received her teaching certificate from Denton.

On March 26, 1920 she married James Dewey Goode in Columbus.

Mrs. Goode was a member and secretary of the United Methodist Women; Methodist Choir; Sunday School Teacher; Weimar PTA, serving as treasurer; Home Demonstration Club; and Parkview Auxiliary.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Thompson of Rosenberg and Gertrude McKnight of Great Falls, Mont., 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 53 years, two sons, one daughter, five brothers, and four sisters.

Pallbearers were James Thompson, Bob Thompson, Danny Thompson, Robert Johnson, Charles Trefny and Richard Muehr.

The Weimar Mercury, January 25, 1996
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Goode, Hattie (Rankin)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Hattie Goode, 75, Held Here Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Goode, 75, 50-year resident of the Weimar area, were held Friday, June 27, from Hubbard Funeral Home, the Rev. J. L. Atkinson officiating.

Interment was made in the Weimar [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Mrs. Goode was born in Bell County, Texas, December 7, 1871, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Rankin. On November 11, 1887, she was married to Jack Goode at La Grange, and the couple settled in Colorado County. She passed away Wednesday, June 25, at her home, after an illness of three days. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Mrs. C. P. Allison of Corpus Christi; one son, Lee Goode of Eagle Lake; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Lynn of Baltimore, Md.; and one brother, John Rankin of Livingston.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Tye Holman, Bill Hopper, Lindsey Goode, George Goode and L. E. Meredith.

Weimar Mercury, July 4, 1947



Goode, Jack

Final Rites for Jack Goode, 91, Held Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Jack Goode, 91, a native of this county and life-long resident for all except the past five years, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home Tuesday with Rev. Walter J. Cartwright, Methodist pastor, officiating.

Interment was in the Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Mr. Goode died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. P. (Leona) Allison in Corpus Christi, where he had lived since his wife died in 1947. He was born May 29, 1861, and married Miss Hattie Rankin here Nov. 11, 1887. They had four children, two of whom, John Goode and James Allen Goode, preceded their parents in death.

Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Allison; a son, Robert Lee Goode of Eagle Lake; a brother, Obe Goode, 93, of Osage; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service were L. E. Meredith, Phil Holman, Urban York, Ray Reinhardt, Kent Goode and Lindsey Goode.

Weimar Mercury, October 10, 1952

Goode, James Allen



James Allen Goode.

The subject of this sketch was born near Osage, five miles northeast of Weimar, on Oct. 4, 1890. He died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Goode, April 15, 1922. He joined the Methodist Church in 1913. He leaves a widow and two small children (son and daughter), father and mother, one brother and one sister, besides a host of relatives and friends wherever he was known. The funeral was conducted at the Osage Cemetery Sunday afternoon in the presence of the largest assemblage ever seen at said Cemetery. Rev. J. C. Wilson, local Methodist pastor, and Rev. McGlothin, Baptist minister of Eagle Lake, conducted a touching burial service. Members of the Eagle Lake lodge of Modern Woodmen were in attendance.


One of the saddest duties of the average newspaper man is to record the death of a lifelong friend. In recording the death of James Allen Goode, the writer feels keenly his inability to express his sentiments and tell of the manifold virtues of this truly noble, good young man. Knowing him from early childhood, we were at all times attracted toward him, and we regarded him as one of the truest and best friends we ever possessed. A man every inch of him, true as steel to his friends, without a semblance of deceit about him, correct in his deportment at all times, displaying the same cheerful temperament under any and all circumstances, " a man among men," he was welcomed at any and all gatherings. Wherever he lived he was popular among men, women and children, for he was kind, considerate and courteous at all times to everyone with whom he came in contact. Allen was that way as a boy, and as a man. Wherever he lived he was highly thought of by all. His cheerful disposition, always looking on the bright side of life, no matter how discouraging the circumstances, was truly remarkable and always marked him as a man of most even temperament. Despite the fact that disease made him an invalid for many months prior to his death, he never lost his cheerfulness, and during his critical condition for weeks he bore up cheerfully, inspiring those about him with the hope that after all perhaps poor Allen would survive. But it was not [to] be. The Saviour called him, and Saturday afternoon of last week, the poor, tired spirit gave up the battle and joined its Creator in that heavenly home above where sickness, suffering and parting are unknown.

Poor Allen! Only those closely associated with him can realize the sufferings he endured the long months of his illness, and how he bore up so cheerfully is something that puzzled us all. Few people in this life could do so, yet he never murmured and was cheerful to the last. In life he was a solace and comfort to those about him. In death all realize that he has gone to a better home than any of us possess on this earth, and in his death we can only reecho the sentiments expressed by the heartbroken father at the grave: "I know where Allen has gone, and with the help of God I am going to meet him there."

Allen was married to Miss Alma Scholar a number of years ago, and she, with a little son and daughter, survive him. For several years the family lived near Eagle Lake, where Mr. Goode was engaged in farming and stock raising. Later he accepted the management of a ranch near Lissie and lived there up to the time he was stricken with the disease which caused his death -- sorosis[sic] of the liver. He was under treatment for months prior to the time he went to San Antonio to be operated on. Following the operation all hoped that he would be restored to good health. But it proved a vain hope. He returned home Wednesday of last week, but it was only to take to his bed and die in the arms of the loved ones about him.

Our heart is inexpressibly saddened over the death of this truly good man and friend, yet we bow in humble submission to the will of the Father, knowing that we will in time understand why poor Allen was taken from us at a time when life held out for him so many hopes and aspirations. "They will, not ours, be done." God be merciful to the bereaved ones left behind is our sincere prayer.

Weimar Mercury, 21 April 1922
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht

Goode, James C.


J. C. Goode, the aged father of Mr. Chas. Goode of the Osage community, died Friday night of last week and the remains were laid to rest in the Osage Cemetery Saturday afternoon, Rev. G. T. Hester, local Methodist pastor, officiating. A large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends were present at the funeral service. Mr. Goode was well and favorably known to many of the people of this section, having spent a considerable portion of his life among them. He was a kind hearted, companionable, christian gentleman, whom to know was to esteem, and his death is sincerely deplored by all. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, 18 June 1920
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht

Goode, James Dewey Jr. & Goode, Byron Wesley

“J. D.” and Byron Goode Killed in Car-Train Crash

Funeral Monday; Allen Goode in Army Hospital

Funeral services for James Dewey Goode, Jr., 20, and Byron Wesley Goode, 16, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Goode of Osage, who were killed early Sunday in a train-car crash near Borden, were held from the family home, the Rev. J. H. Thompson officiating. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Walter Allen Goode, 23, a son of Mrs. Alma Goode of Houston and a cousin of the two boys, is in the Army Base Hospital in San Antonio with possible internal injuries. He is expected to recover.

The Goode car, a 1935 Chevrolet sedan, was struck by an eastbound passenger train at about 3 o’clock Sunday morning. It is believed that all three of the boys were in the front seat, with J. D. driving. Allen sitting in the middle, and Byron on the right. The train hit the car at about the rear left wheel, spinning it around and ripping off the entire left side. All three of the victims were thrown out, and one of the bodies was found more than a hundred feet from the car.

Wreckage was strewn for thirty or forty yards down the track from the crossing, known as Herring’s Crossing, on the old San Antonio-Houston highway. The steel cover of the car trunk was found against a fence post forty yards from the car, and both seats were thrown out.

According to the engineer, after the crash, he uncoupled the engine from his train and hurried to Columbus, where he reported the accident. An ambulance from the Columbus Funeral Home was sent to the scene of the accident, taking the injured Allen Goode to the Bell Hospital in Columbus and returning for the bodies of the two victims, who had been killed instantly.

“J. D.” as he was known to his many friends, and Byron, both attended the Osage and Weimar schools. J. D. was born January 24, 1921, and Byron April 11, 1925. Both were born and reared at their Osage home. They were grandsons of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Goode of that section.

Surviving besides their parents and grandparents are four sisters, Maggie Laura, Doris, Gertrude and Inez.

The injured boy, Allen Goode, is the son of the late Mr. Allen Goode and Mrs. Alma Goode of Houston, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Goode. He was a volunteer in the army, home on a furlough.

Pallbearers for the funeral were Burt Burttschell, Leon Kahlden, Edwin Knebel, Edgar Brandt, Ernest Tengler, Gus T. Cage, Walton Beken, Arnold Brandt, Dan Herder, Ray Kusey, Eddie Anders, Richard Muehr, Frank Sanders, Jr., Robert Shaw, Buddie Beken and Clarence Beken.

Named, as honorary pallbearers were Messrs. Ed Rabel, Hugo Kahlden, Ben B. Holt, George Herder, Jr., Mayor Henry Laas, Judge A. J. Ratliff, Messrs. Frank Shortt, H. T. Brandt, Tom Hill, August Beken, Tom Taylor, Charlie Moore, Jr., R. H. Mayfield, August Rabel, Henry Brasher, Jr., O. P. Moore, Chas. Kahlden, Henry Beken, J. F. Walker, Dr. C. G. Cook, and Mr. O. G. Brandt.

The Columbus Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The entire community was saddened by this tragedy. The Mercury extends heartfelt sympathy to the family in their great loss.

The Weimar Mercury December 12, 1941
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Goode, James Dewey

Dewey Goode Funeral Here Sunday

Funeral services for James Dewey Goode, 75-year old retired rancher, were held Sunday afternoon at first United Methodist Church, with burial in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery. Rev. James Carr officiated.

Mr. Goode died at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct 26, in Youens Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of this area, he was born Oct. 27, 1898, at Osage, the son of Charles and Mary Laura Williford Goode. He married Gertrude Johnson on March 26, 1925, and they settled at Osage, where they lived until moving to Weimar in 1942. For a number of years, while continuing his own ranching, he worked part-time for Columbus Livestock Commission Co.

Mr. Goode is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Goode of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Hilmer (Maggie) Hasse of Weimar, Mrs. Ralph (Doris) Thompson of Rosenberg, and Mrs. Robert (Trudy) McKnight of Great Falls, Montana; 10 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Effie Barton of Weimar.

Two sons, J. D. Jr. and Byron, died in a car-train accident in 1941, and a brother, Lindsie, died in 1958.

Pallbearers were Dr. Ernest Gregory Jr., Dr. E. B. Gregory, James R. Thompson, Bobby Thompson, Danny Thompson, and Robert Johnson.

Weimar Mercury, November 1, 1973
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson.

Goode, James R.

Mr. J. R. Goode was killed at Columbus, Texas, a few days ago, by Mr. J. M. Bowen. The Times says Bowen and Mr. W. F. Turner had been in an altercation on the street, and the deceased, a policeman, had Turner in custody, taking him to the Mayor's office, when Bowen made an attack on Turner, killing Goode, who sacrificed his life in defence of his prisoner. Bowen is in jail. J. W. Harbert, who was tried as an accessory, was refused bail. [place of interment unknown]

Galveston Daily News, July 26, 1868
Contributed by Rox Ann Johnson

Goode, Lee

Lee Goode, Former Columbus Resident, Dies at Eagle Lake

EAGLE LAKE--Lee Goode, 64, of Eagle Lake died this morning in the Laughlin hospital after being ill since Christmas day.

Mr. Goode was born in 1892 in Weimar and lived there until 1917 at which time he moved to Columbus and lived there until 1936. He had spent the past 20 years in Eagle Lake.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lee Goode; 2 daughters Mrs. Allen Glueck of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Fred F. Frnka of Eagle Lake; 2 sons, Robert Lee Goode of Eagle Lake and John T. Goode of Eastland; one sister, Mrs. Leona Allison of Corpus Christi; and 9 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Mill-Bauer Funeral home and burial will be in Lakeside cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, January 3, 1957


Goode, Lindsie Rufus

Final Rites for Lindsie Goode, 63, Held Sunday

Funeral services for Lindsie Rufus Goode, 63, a lifelong resident of this community, were held Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with Revs. Howard MacAllister and Walter Wooley officiating.

Interment was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Goode died early Saturday morning at his home, after two years’ illness.

Born January 19, 1896, in the Osage community a few miles northeast of here, he was a son of Charles and Mary Williford Goode. He moved to Weimar 31 years ago and worked as an attendant at various service stations. He served in the Army during World War I.

Mrs.[sic] Goode married Miss Tony Dornak here June 14, 1928. She survives, along with his mother, Mrs. Chas. Goode, a brother, Dewey, and a sister, Mrs. Johnnie (Effie) Barton, all of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Anton Schindler, Ben Holt, Daniel Ulbricht, Oscar Koehn, Ray Cernosek and Edmond Dreitner.

Weimar Mercury, January 30, 1959

Goode, Mary Laura (Williford)

Funeral Services For Mrs. Goode, 83, Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles W. Goode, who died Monday, July 9, at her home here, were held Wednesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home,with burial in Masonic [Odd Fellows] cemetery.

Her pastor, Rev. Howard MacAllister of First Methodist chruch, officiated.

Mrs. Goode, the former Miss Mary Laura Williford, was born Dec. 16, 1878, on a farm south of Waelder and was married to Mr. Goode July 23, 1894. He died January 27, 1858. Also preceding her in death were two sons, one as an infant and the other,Linsey Goode, in 1959.

Surviving are one son, J. D. Goode of Weimar; one daughter, Mrs. Effie Barton of Weimar; a brother, W. K. Williford of Schulenburg,; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, July 12, 1962

Goode, Obe(diah)

Obe Goode, 93, Old Trail Driver, Buried Here Friday

Funeral services for Obe Goode, 93, who once drove cattle from Mexico to Montana, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home here last Friday afternoon, with burial in the Osage Cemetery.

Rev. Walter J. Cartwright, Methodist pastor of Weimar, officiated.

Mr. Goode, a lifelong resident of Osage, died Thursday evening of pneumonia after about three days' illness. He had been in fairly good health and for a man of his age was very active.

Born June 4, 1859, at Osage, a few miles from his last home, he was the son of William and Lucinda Johnson Goode. Most of his life he was a farmer and rancher in that section. His wife died 53 years ago, when the youngest of their four small children was only a few months old. Mr. Goode reared the children with no help, while going about his regular farm work. He was widely known and well liked in this area.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Alice Goode, who lived with him, Mrs. Harbert Shaw of Pearsall, and Mrs. Tye Holman. His only son, George Goode died in September of 1949.

Weimar Mercury, 6 February 1953
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht

Goode, Pauline H. (Hirsch)

Mrs. Obe Goode, a former resident of the Osage community, but lately of the El Campo neighborhood, died Wednesday afternoon, and was brought to the Osage cemetery for interment Thursday. She was a popular and respected lady, and the family has our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, 30 June 1900
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht

Goode, Robert Lee


Robert Lee Goode, age 64 of Eagle Lake, passed away Sunday, July I, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston following a lengthy illness. He was born July 9, 1919 In Columbus to Lee and Tillie Nelson Goode. He was an Eagle Lake resident for over 45 years. and a veteran of WWII serving with the US Army.

He retired after over 20 years with the Eagle Lake Headlight Printing Shop after serving as Production Foreman.

Survivors include: wife, Elsie, Eagle Lake; daughter, Mrs. Jimmy McMahan, Angleton; son, Travis O. Goode, Victoria; sisters, Mrs. Allen (Lois) Glueck, Malakoff, TX and Mrs. Fred R. (Eunice) Frnka, Eagle Lake; brother, John T. Goode, Odessa; five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 3, 1984, 4 pm. at the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Walsch officiating. Interment was in the Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, July 12, 1984, page 2

Goode, Tony (Dornak)

Mrs. Goode’s Funeral Held Here Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lindsie (Tony) Goode were held Sunday afternoon, March 14, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. David Miller officiated.

Mrs. Goode died Thursday evening in Youens Hospital of a heart attack. She had been ill for a month and in the hospital three days.

She was a native of Fayette County, a daughter of Stephen and Adolphina (Dedek) Dornak, and lived in this area all her life. She was married to Mr. Goode on June 14, 1928. He died in 1959.

Mrs. Goode is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Lindsay of Weimar, Miss Lillian Dornak and Mrs. Marie Hunt of San Antonio and Miss Frances Teltschik of Houston; and one brother, Frankie Dornak of Tacoma, Washington. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine, four brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Kasper, Victor Wanjura Jr., Daniel Ulbricht, Henry Mozisek, Russell Elliott, and Daniel Dornak.

Weimar Mercury, March 18, 1976
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