Dateline: June 23, 2005
Funeral services for
Alma Ruth Hartzog Perkins, age 93, were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday,
June 18, 2005, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Bryan Knowles,
Pastor of Community Fellowship Church, officiating.
Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the
direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Mrs. Perkins died
Monday, June 13, 2005, in Dallas. She
was born January 22, 1912, in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, to Abner Carl and
Harriett Moorman Hartzog. She
lived a wonderful life surrounded by loving family and friends.
She married Thomas
John Perkins on August 29, 1937, at Clarendon.
She was a resident of Clarendon until 1998 when she moved to Cedar
Hill, a Dallas suburb.
Ruth, along with her
husband and sister-in-law Grace Parker, owned Parker-Perkins Variety Store
in Clarendon for many years. She
was very active in the First Baptist Church and several Clarendon
She was preceded in
death by her parents; her husband on March 16, 1994; a sister, Juanita
Wood; and a brother, Harry Hartzog.
Survivors include a
daughter, Pam Overstreet of Cedar Hill; a son, Pat Perkins of Scottsdale,
Arizona; four grandchildren, Robert Edgar, Champ Hagen, and Hannah Ruth
Overstreet all of Cedar Hill and Zanna Perkins of Chico, California; one
sister, Alice Johnson of Clarendon; and two brothers, Carl
Hartzog of Fort Worth and L.B. Hartzog of Silver City, New Mexico.
bearers were Ferol Shelton, Jerry Green, Scott Martin, and Jim Shadle.
family suggests memorials to Citizens Cemetery Association in Clarendon.
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