The Abilene Reporter-News
Tuesday morning, January 26, 1971
JAMES D. RIDLING
Eastland: JAMES D. RIDLING, age 85, died Monday in Eastland Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient one week. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Arrington Funeral Chapel with Rev. CLAUDE HARRIS officiating. Burial will be in Acker Cemetery in Stephens County. Mr. Ridling was born Nov. 3, 1885 in Decatur. He lived in the Eastland the past eight years, moving from Stephens County. He was a retired farmer. He married RUTH BARKER April 9, 1919 in Wayland. Survivors are his wife of Eastland; one son, R. D. RIDLING of Eastland, one daughter Mrs. PEARL HALLMARK of Eastland; one sister, Mrs. FLORENCE BEARD of Mineral Wells, one brother, J. A. RIDLING of Ranger; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Eastland: Mrs. NOMA SIMMONS, age 79, of Fort Worth died Saturday at the Boulevard Hospital in Fort Worth. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Arlington Funeral Chapel with Rev. IRA BENTLEY officiating. Burial will be in Eastland cemetery directed by Shannon Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Mrs. Simmons was born Jan. 16, 1891 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and lived in Fort Worth 23 years. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. ADA HANKINS of Lubbock and Mrs. DORCAS CHOATE of Fort Worth, and one niece.