Joseph Preston Goins
JOSEPH PRESTON (JOINS DIED LAST FRIDAY Joseph Preston Coins, prominent! famer residing some eight miles south of the city died at the family home on last Friday, following an illness extending over a period of several months, Funeral services were held from the First Methodist Church in this city on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Chas. L. Bounds, pastor of the church, conducted the services. Burial took place in the Southland Cemetery. Mr. Coins was a few days over 74 years old at the time of his death. He was born in Fayette County, Ky., on October 20, 1858. When he was a small lad his parents moved to Texas and settled near Lancaster in this county, where Mr. Coins was reared to manhood. Twenty-four years ago Mr. Coins with his family moved to this community where he has continuously resided. He was active in the social life in his community, taking interest in the activities that promises development and progress. When he was thirteen years of age he was converted and joined the Methodist church. He lived a consecrated life and was au active member of the church and all its organizations. It was his faith in his Master that enabled him to bear with fortitude the sufferings of his last years in this troubled world. Mr.Goins is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lizzie Coins, two children W. C. Coins of Dallas and Mrs. Joe W. Howard of Nocona; two grand children, W. C. Coins, Jr., and Paul Thomas Coins, of Dallas. One sister, Mrs. Mose Green, of this city and a number of nephews and neices, also survive. Active pall bearers were Howard, Clifford and Lloyd Green, Tom Eason, Horace Barber, and King Elliott.