Family Genealogy

Home | What's New | Photos | Histories | Sources | Reports | Calendar | Cemeteries | Headstones | Statistics | Surnames
Print Bookmark


Matches 101 to 150 of 351

      «Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... Next»

 #   Notes   Linked to 
101 Edward Craig Hyde, 40, of Pleasant Grove, AL died Wednesday, December 11, 1991 in Rome, GA. He was born on July 20, 1951 in Decatur, AL to Edward O. Hyde and Rebecca Montgomery Hyde. He is preceded in death by both his grandfathers; Claude Craig Montgomery and Oscar I. Hyde, Sister-in-law; Sun Cha Sessions; and one aunt; Bobbie Hyde. He is survived by his wife, of 21 years, Carol Elizabeth Sessions Hyde of Pleasant Grove, Alabama; sons; Adam Craig and Evan Christopher Hyde of Pleasant Grove, Alabama; his parents; Edward O and Rebecca ?Sue? Hyde of Hueytown, AL brother; Jeffery G. Hyde and his wife Stephanie of Wrentham, MA; grandmothers; Mary Ford Hyde of Cullman, AL and Ida Lee Long Montgomery of Decatur, AL; his mother and father-in ?law ; Charles and Edith Sessions of Fairfield, Alabama; Uncles and Aunts; Oscar Hyde of Birmingham AL, Norma Sue Martin of Hueytown, Al, Glenda McClellan and her husband Newman of Cullman, AL and Jack Hyde and his wife Trautie of Florida; Brother and Sister-in-laws; John and Linda Karch of Pleasant Grove, Al, Charlie Sessions of Hueytown, AL and David and Judy Whaley of Huntsville, AL and countless cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Ed graduated from Hueytown High School in 1969, where he met the love of his life Carol Sessions. They were married September 12, 1970. Ed enlisted in the US Army in 1970, serving proudly from 1970-1974, he was stationed at Ft Lewis, in Tacoma, WA. He was honorably discharged and he and his wife, Carol, moved back to Alabama and he returned to work at Bruno's, Inc. Grocery Stores, where he started work sacking groceries and being a stocker in the late 1960's. When he came home fro serving in the US Army, he was rehired by Bruno's as a stocker, then head stocker, and promoted to assistant store manager of a smaller store then moved up to assistant store manager of a larger grocery stores, his experience then led to promotions to Store Manager by his late 20's, after this he was promoted to grocery merchandizer, District Manager, Director of Marketing, then VP of Marketing, and by his late 30's Vice President of Store Operations.

At the time of his death, he had been an employee of Bruno's for twenty-four years. He tragically died along with other top Bruno's executives when the plane carrying them crashed into Lavender Mountain in Rome, GA. They had been doing Christmas tours, something Ed enjoyed as he was able to go into the stores and meet the employees, which he loved. He was truly a people person and always made time for any and all friends or employees, no matter who they were.

Ed and Carol had two sons, Adam Craig and Evan Christopher Hyde. Ed had a vibrant personality and loved to laugh. He loved to work in his yard and make his home beautiful. He was active in his church, Adamsville Assembly of God, serving on the church board as the financial director. He was a friend to anyone he met and always helped others. He is will be greatly missed. Pallbearers were: Walter E. Swain, Robert Hodges, Michael Chandler, Gary Smith, Billy Isom and Charlie Sessions. 
Hyde, Edward Craig (I0271)
102 Elizabeth was the second wife of Young Gresham, as shown in the 1850 Holmes County census.
?, Elizabeth (I1731)
103 Eloise Hardin, 1925 - 2006

Eloise Hardin, 81, of Broken Bow, passed away October 17, 2006, at Dubuis Hospital of Texarkana. She was born July 20, 1925, the daughter of George Wesley Bray and Elma May (Wood) Bray.
Eloise lived in this community most of her life. She was united in marriage to Granville Ray Hardin on March 20, 1942 in Idabel. She was a member of the HCE Harris Club, and McCurtain County Garden Club. Eloise enjoyed arts and crafts, and collecting antiques and dolls. She was a former National Flower Show Judge. She was extremely talented and liked drawing and silver smithing. She loved her family and friends. Eloise was a member of Lukfata Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, May and George Bray; one daughter, Linda Beard; and brothers, Snow, Jack, and Bob Bray.
Eloise leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Ray Hardin, of the home; daughter, Margaret Gebert and husband Bertis, Broken Bow; special friend, Marilyn Wade, Broken Bow; eight grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of friends.
Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 21, 2006, at Brumley Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Bow. Bertis Gebert will officiate. Interment will follow at Holly Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2006, at Brumley Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Bow.

Source: http://oklahomaedge.com/mcv/obituaries_2006october.html
Bray, Eloise (I8743)
104 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Wilson, Larry Clyde (I4651)
105 Family and all four children living in Haralson County, GA in 1930. (U. S. Census records) Houston, George E. (I3546)
106 Farmer. Houston, Oscar Lamar (I2222)
107 Following is a copy of an email forwarded to me, Joseph Dean Moore, on June 5, 2000 from Percy Smith.

From: KPmeow@aol.com
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 16:14:25 EDT
Subject: Stephen Pankey
To: pcsmith@hom.net, janesmith@mindspring.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
Status: RO

John Pankey from France marries unknown
Stephen Pankey the 1st son of 2 b.1711 d. Jan 1789 marries Judith ? d.
Their 7th child is a daughter b.1744 d.1788 who marries a Wade
Their daughter is Elizabeth Abbott Wade who marries William
Scott, Jr.
Their daughter is Elizabeth Scott who marries John Haynes
Their daughter is Harriet Amanda Haynes who marries Y.G.
Whose Father was James Houston married to Mary Hughey
Whose father was Joseph Hughey married to Mary ? (maybe Young or

How do you like them apples? Joseph Hughey or Heuy lived in Union County,
SC. They owned land very close to the Houston's on Guilders Creek. Under SC
law a wife is guaranteed a portion of her husband's land called dower. If
the land is sold she has to relinquish that right in court. When James
Houston sells his land in Newberry, SC he has Joseph Hughey Jr witness the
procedure. Joseph, Jr., Mary Hughey are among the children mentioned in
Joseph Hughey of Union County will. The will gives most of the land to Thomas
and Joseph's wife Mary. She sells her part of the estate being represented
by a Samuel and Robert Otterson. Joseph, Jr., to Morgan County and buys land
next to the Houston farm. He buys a small tract of land on a bluff adjacent
to Sandy Creek overlooking the Houston farm. Guess who ends up being buried
there in 1828? love perc

Hughey, Mary (I1095)
108 Following is an email message I received from Percy Smith on May 28, 2000 about Helen Houston and also his life in the U. S. Air Force:
(J. Dean Moore)

Colonel Percy C. Smith, USAF

Hi Dean,
I know there is some controversy between me and Haynes on this, but I
believe she was named Helen Sarah Houston, born Sept 6, 1870 and died April
12, 1929 and buried in Vaiden, MS. Her son, Preston gave the info for the
death certicate and I have just received an old address book of my mother's
and on the first page, she gives this same info. I can remember very well
when she died in Sidon, MS while visiting another son, Thomas Clifford, and
going to the funeral. However, Oscar and his brothers, had her buried in
Vaiden where all five of her children were born.
Yes, Dean, I got my private pilot's license in 1939 in light aircraft under
a gov't program at that time in Greenwood, MS. However, I was working in a
bank at that time making $75 per month and couldn't afford to pay to rent
one since I was dating Lela and buying a new car. Then along comes the
draft, which is the only lottery I've ever won, and left for Camp Shelby,
MS 26 Feb. 1941 in the first group to leave Greenwood. I remained at Camp
Shelby for a couple of weeks, unknown reason to me since all my buddies
left in a few days for the Army. Finally when orders came through for me,
there were seven of us that had pilot licenses and were sent to Maxwell
Field, Al. However, we weren't very welcome there as the only draftees and
most of us were assigned to the fire department to provide a full time
crash truck on the flight line. After a few months of watching the
Advanced class of Cadets in the new convertibles and realizing I wasn't
going to get back home in a year as promised, I signed up for Aviation
Cadets and was sent to Texas--Fort Worth, Randolph, and Lubbock. I
received my wings and Reserve Commission on 20 May 1942 and sent to Calif.
for further training in the old B-18 at Bakersfield Airport.
After a weekend off we spent in Hollywood, all 37 of us new pilots were
sent to Alaska where we were assigned to various units. I was assigned to
fly C-47 and flew all over the Aleutian Chain and Alaska. I was able to
get a 15 day leave in Feb 1943 and flew home and Lela and I got married.
Then in July, after most fo the action was over in Kiska and Attu, I was a
assigned back in the states as an Instructor Pilot in the C-47 and C-46 for
the duration.
After WW2 was over, I continued to fly in the Reserves at Memphis, Tenn. on
weekends while working in the Greenwood Post Office. In 1958 the Air Force
Reserve adopted the Technican program like the ANG, where a small
percentage of personnel worked as civilians during the week and Reservist
on the weekend and I was selected as the Director of Operations for the
Memphis Unit in C-123 aircraft. In 1965 the Viet Nam action caused the Air
Force to deactivate our unit so they could take our planes and I was
transferred to the Unit in Milwaukee flying the C-119 where I was promoted
to Bird Colonel and over grade in my job. They found another job for me in
the Headquarters of Air Force Reserve, effective 1 Jan 1970. So my last
time of flying as a pilot was dropping paratroopers at Fort Benning, GA in
Dec. 1969. My job for the Hdq was programming the flying hours and
justifying them to Congress budget people. I retired in Jan 1980.
My flying hours total for the period 1939-1969 were slightly over eight
thousand hours, mostly in twin engine cargo planes. There was a period in
mid fifties when I was flying jet fighters, F-84 and F-86H, which were the
most exciting. I retired at age 60 as full Colonel from AF under the
Reserve program.
When I started this I didn't know where to stop. That's not to say I don't
still have nightmares from some near misses, but not as often.
Smith, Percy Caswell (I2056)
109 Frank and Joe were twins.
Frank became President of Memphis State University. 
Philpot, Frank (I6281)
110 Frank and Joe were twins.
Joe worked at the State Capitol in Montgomery. 
Philpot, Joe (I6282)
111 Franklin began work at Owosso Furniture Factory on the 10th of March, 1946.  Stuckey, Franklin Eugene (I8610)
112 From his United States Naval Academy Yearbook in 1961....JAMES SHARP BOURN Jim 15th Company Fort Worth, Texas Hailing from Ft. Worth, Texas, Jim made his presence felt at the Naval Academy in his varied extracurricular activities such as the Engineering Club and the Antiphonal Choir. Having spent three years at Rice, he had relatively little difficulty with his academics with one exception. Dago. But it was with quiet relief that he burned his Dago books at the end of Youngster Year and set out for better times. Jim demonstrated his Wild West talents by shooting on the riHe team. Besides being an ardent shutterbug, he was known for chasing his wives out with his record collection, mainly because there wasn ' t any space left in the room after he moved it in. In addition, Jim sjaent much of his time dragging around the Yard. His model plane collection reflects his interest in aviation, with ^which he plans to make his career. No matter what Jim takes up, his perseverance and sense of humor are sure to lead him to success. Bourn, James Sharp (I9210)
113 From New York, Possibly born in Dansville, Livingston, NY
Occupation: Pig Iron, Hull Coke Co., Freight Car Line
Hull, George Huntington (I1050)
114 From Philadelphia. Ferrell, Joseph L. (I4693)
115 From:
Subject: Franklin Curtis Harris
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 15:53:21 -0400 (EDT)

Franklin Curtis Harris
Born 2/21/1881 AL (Possibly Chilton Co.)
Died 8/16/1968 Buried: Stanton, AL (Chilton Co.)

Married Nora Houston B. AL

Two children (one son and one daughter) no name for daughter.

Son: Kermit Curtis Harris
Born: ca 1920
Died: Dec. 20, 1990 (?)
Married: Mae Frances Fulford 20 March 1942 Dallas Co., AL
Mae Frances Fulford is the daughter of Howard Ernest Fulford and Alma Mixon
Dungan Fulford of Plantersville, Alabama (Dallas Co.)

The only other Harris I have listed in the Stanton, AL cemetery is a Clyde C.
Harris, born 1889, could be a brother of Franklin or possibly some kin.

Any information on my Harris line would be greatly appreciated.
Fulford, Mae Frances (I9227)
116 General George P. Irons Irons, Philip J. (I1129)
117 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Eads, George Coleman III (I4247)
118 Had 13 children. Moore, Lonnie Billy (I0128)
119 Had 3 sons.
Moore, Thomas Eugene (I0123)
120 Had meningitis at an early age and was an invalid for many years. Arnold, Allen (I2090)
121 had no children Houston, Ruth Marion (I0755)
122 had no children Houston, Una Mae (I0756)
123 had no children Dowling, Lester L. (I0757)
124 had no children Weinstein, Jake (I2303)
125 Had three children with Ruth Hale Ballard, Elice Allie (I5722)
126 Had three children. Ballard, Lester Clarence (I5721)
127 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Ballard, Jane Elizabeth (I5758)
128 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Ballard, Mollie Nell (I5757)
129 Harry Courtney Bagby, MD
they have children

Harry Courtney Bagby, MD
they have children 
Bagby, Harry Courtney (I4866)
130 He is reported to have had a sweet potato farm near New Orleans, Louisiana.
After leaving Louisianna, he and his family settled in Saline County, Arkansas
where they homesteaded 160 acres near Hurricane Creek and what later became Pine Haven.
Census records listed C. C. and family living in Saline County in 1880.
The name Stuckey was originally spelled Stucke.

Stucke is a German name meaning:

dweller on a piece of land, or near a tree stump. 
Stucke, Christopher Columbus (I8607)
131 He operated a grocery store in Pine Haven next to a store operated by Henry J. Gingles. When the Gingles store was destroyed by fire, John's store also burned. Having no insurance, he was unable to rebuild. Henry Gingles however, was well insured and relocated his business to Benton where it prospered and is still in operation.
He was a painter, carpenter, and paper hanger.
He bought 25.4 acres near Timber Lake west of Bauxite in 1948, and placed rental properties there.
He suffered from diabetes eventually dying of heart failure. He is buried in Liberty Cemetery. 
Stuckey, John D. (I8582)
132 He owned a cafe called The Spot (located where the Sonic Drive Inn is now operating) in Benton. He closed The Spot and moved to Mineral Wells, Texas where he opened a bar that operated until the military base nearby closed after the end of WWII.
He returned to Benton and began work on a bar and pool hall in Benton near the IMP Theater (now known as the Royal Theater) circa 1945-1946. The county voted to go 'dry' before the bar opened for business. It never officially opened.
He served in WWI as a medic. After discharge from the Army, he operated a dragline for the Missouri Pacific Railway. He also farmed.
He enjoyed fishing and spent much time and money at Oklawn Park in Hot Springs.
He died of colon cancer and is buried in the Liberty Cemetery. 
Stuckey, William Luke (I8580)
133 He served as an Army Engineer during WWII.
He worked for Republic Mining (which later became Alcoa) as a painter. He retired from Alcoa.
He owned several acres of property at the southwest corner of Edison Avenue and Canterbury Street in Benton.
He is buried in the Liberty Cemetery. Lillian still resides in Benton. 
Stuckey, Phillip Morgan (I8583)
134 He was a farmer and a Methodist minister. Came to Texas by 1861. Civil war soldier. Lived in Kaufman County, Tx in 1861. Then to Hopkins County by 1862. In 1880 he is in the Wilson County, Tx census. In fall of 1880 he bought land in Caldwell County, Tx.

Following from Lynne D. Miller.........

My notes on Thomas Sanford Ballard
Source: Mike Montgomery, Oliver and Hollis Ballard Notes, Lloyd Russ Ballard,
Tex Dick, Evelyn Ballard, 1880 Texas Federal Census Soundex Records
* Methodist Minister
* Buried in Texas
* Civil War Records of Thomas S. Ballard in Texas
Ballard, Thomas, Pvt. - Griffth, John S., Captain
Rockwall Calvary, Kaufman Cty, 19th Brigade, TGT. R&F 95; Cc. commissioned
June 24, 1861. Co organized under act of Feb. 15, 1858.
Ballard, T. S., Pvt. Cassaway, E. B., Capt. Co. in Col. Clark's Regt., TVI,
1862 in Upshur co (Enlisted) Age 31 R & F 95 A. H. Reg rs, En of; 1 May 27,
* 1880 - Living in Wilson County TX

Lynne D. Miller
American Research
951 Lyndsey Br. Ct.
Lincolnton, NC 28092 
Ballard, Thomas Sanford (I4619)
135 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Montgomery, Laura Bishop (I5853)
136 Hint Dial was a small, short ,bald man but was handsome with pale blue eyes
and full lips. He was known for his ungodly temper. Just one of many
family stories about him was that the Cullman County Sheriff came to the
field where Hint Dial was working to serve papers on him for not having a
license for his dog. The sheriff was twice the size of Hint but according to
legend, Hint had him on his knees and made him chew up and swallow the
paper. The sheriff crawled out of the field on all fours begging for his
life and never returned. 
Dial, William Hinton (I3840)
137 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Brown, Alexander Haynes (I9499)
138 I am saddened to report that my wonderful wife of 38 years, Clarita, passed this Monday morning, April 10, 2017, about 1:30 AM (Philippine time) very peacefully in her sleep as she wanted. We were shocked on January 4, 2017 after a complete blood test, to learn that she had Acute Myeloid Leukemia, already very advanced. It was confirmed by a bone marrow extract and examination by three different hematologists and also the National Kidney and Transplant Center in Quezon City (Manila). Clare was 64 years old, and too young to die.

We had moved here last August, 2016, to share our final retirement years here in the Philippines. We enjoyed our travels during the first few months here, going to different islands and more. One of the hematologists had said Clare would probably only live a few weeks. Well, at least we had a little more than three more months together, and that gave us time to reminisce about all the things we've accomplished and the enjoyable moments we shared at all the places we've been and our lives together which were more than wonderful. And we've made some very wonderful friends along the way.

She requested cremation. 
Alcazar, Clarita Daragosa (I0007)
139 I received this email on June 8, 2000. (Joseph Dean Moore)

Saw your query on the Adams genforum and have some related info which
might hold some clues and a few answers possibly.
You might already have seen the 1850 census in Coweta County, GA showing
Martha Ann with her husband Oliver Houston and their children. (Let me
know if you haven't as I have the 1850 and 1860 census books for Coweta
County, GA)
I have been researching the family of Jesse Adams (b. ca 1786 in
Virginia) and his wife Casey Posey Adams (b. ca 1790 in North
Carolina). They were in the 1850
census in Coweta County, GA living next door to their probable son
Jackson Adams
(b. ca 1823 in GA), his wife Ellender and children..

The 1860 census for Coweta County, GA shows Casey Posey Adams is a widow
living with her probable daughter Elizabeth Adams Bohannon and
Elizabeth's husband Joseph Bohannon.

The Coweta County, Georgia Will books show a Will for John Houston,
March 17, 1834 in which he names his children, including an Oliver
Houston. The Will is witnessed by Joseph Bohannon. Traditionally, the
witnesses to Wills were family members to some degree, e.g. in-laws,
etc. This Will record along with the 1860 census where Casey Posey Adams
(wife of Jesse Adams) is living with Joseph Bohannon family, strongly
suggests a relationship between your Martha Ann Adams and Jesse and
Casey Posey Adams, perhaps she is their daughter. It is worth further
research anyway on the Jesse Adams and Casey Posey Adams families.
There was not a Will listed in this transcribed book for Jesse Adams or
Casey Posey Adams, and I have ordered some microfilm records from the
LDS family history center to try to find more on Jesse Adams family and
his children.

What we think we know about the Adams family:

1. Martha Ann Adams, b. 1817, married Oliver Houston on September 8, 1840 in Coweta County, Georgia, d. in Hurricane Twp. Saline County, Arkansas. We have a typed copy of Coweta County Marriages, 1827-1849, A-Z, pg. 1 of 41, which shows this marriage.

2. Unproven but probable information obtained through Ancestry.com, One World Tree, shows Martha Ann Adams father to be Samuel Adams*, b. February 1, 1784, Fluvanna County, Virginia. His parents were James Adams, Jr. and Jane Cunningham. Samuel Adams married Martha Ann Thornton (b. 1789 in Elbert County, Georgia, d. 1860) in 1803 in Elbert County, Georgia. This information indicates that Samuel and Martha had 13 or 14 children (one shown seems to be a duplication). For identification purposes I will list six of them:

a. Martha Ann - had the same name as her mother.

b. James - the oldest son, had the same name as his grandfather and g-grandfather.

c. Elizabeth Jane - had both her grandmothers' names.

d. Thompson Thornton

e. Alfred Newton

3. It is hard to identify families on censuses before 1850 but we have found Samuel Adams on the 1820 Elbert County, Georgia census with 3 females less than 10 years of age. (Martha was supposedly born in 1817, but probably not in Coweta County, Georgia as the One World Tree shows.)

4. There are two Admass on the 1830 Elbert County, Georgia census, neither with females under 15.

5. In 1840, there was a Samuel Adams in Muscogee County, Georgia with 1 female between 20-30 which could be our Martha, however since she married in September, 1840 she may not show up with father's family. (Oliver Houston's 1840 Coweta County, Georgia census does show one female between 20-30.) There are several other Samuel Adams listed in 1840 and the censuses are in the file.

6. On the Russell County, Alabama census for 1850, Samuel Adams, age 64 with real estate valued at $400.00, born in Virginia, resided with wife Martha, age 60, also born in Virginia, and son Alford, age 21, born in Georgia.

7. On the Barbour County, Alabama census for 1860, Samuel, age 76, born in Virginia and wife, Martha, age 62, born in Virginia?, lived with son Thompson T. Adams, age 48, born in Georgia, and his family.

* Another possible Adams family is shown on LDS Family Group Records. Levin Adams, b.1786, Pulaski County, Georgia, m. October 4, 1821, Winifred, b. 1790 in Pulaski County, Georgia. One of their 6 children was Martha Ann Adams, b. 1816 in Pulaski County, Georgia. (see printout in file above censuses). 
Adams, Martha Ann (I0021)
140 in 1930 Living in Eastland, Texas (U.S. Census) Hardin, Chloe Margaret (I4243)
141 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Moody, Dennis Keith (I4606)
142 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Harris, Russell Lee (I2158)
143 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Chappelle, Lisa Charise (I0016)
144 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Montgomery, Michael Stewart (I4644)
145 In January 2002, still living in Cincinnati, Ohio.[Rob12.FTW]

In January 2002, still living in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Robertson, Annie Laurie (I6319)
146 In Memory of Mother
Mildred Exalene Houston Rogers Nix
May 5, 1921 - March 15, 1998

Mildred Exalene was the fourth of eight children born to Henry Grady Houston and Flora Etta Dyer in a Stanton, Alabama farmhouse.
Exalene, as she was called then, married Daddy, James Vernon (J.V.) Rogers in 1939. Two girls were born to them: Linda Carol and Mildred Ann, that's me. Daddy went home to Jesus in 1963 following a long period of failing health resulting from surgery for stomach cancer.
Two years later Mother, by this time known as Mildred, married Alonzo Hencley Nix. Nix, as we called him, die in 1973.
When I was two-years-old Mother had to take a job outside the home, which was not the norm, to help support the family. Mother accepted the unfamiliar role of breadwinner due to Daddy's poor health. It was a man's world she toiled in working for meager wages in a Maplesville veneer mill.
Mother dreamed of a better life for us and in 1956 secured a job at a meat packing plant and moved the family to Selma. The environment she labored in was still anything but pleasant with the temperature hovering at forty-two degrees year-round. However it was a vast improvement in pay, and she now worked along-side other women instead of men.
During the almost nine years that Mother and Nix had together, she did not work outside the home. Following his passing, she took a job as a secretary in the ER at the Vaughan Hospital in 1974. Taking early retirement in 1979, she devoted her remaining years to family and friends.
Mother instilled a love of God in us at an early age. We never sat down to a meal without first giving thanks to God. Nightly prayers included the same ones that I prayed with my two children and my granddaughter, Caitlyn: The Lord's Prayer, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, and a verse from Psalms: "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, oh Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer."
Before moving to Selma in 1957, we attended the Maplesville Baptist Church where I learned to recite the twenty-third and one-hundredth Psalms. Those words remain in my heart today.
I am reminded of a verse from Proverbs: "Train a child up in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it," and I am filled with thanks to God for my mother who introduced me to Jesus Christ.
Mother's final illness was sudden as heart attacks are. During the three months she fought to live, she was a model of faith and courage. Linda and I were by her side every day. Without Mother's unfailing faith, courage and optimism, we could not have made it through that difficult time. She continued to make important decisions concerning her earthly possessions and preparations for the future. She did everything she could do to make things easier for us just as she had done throughout our lives. Only in the two days just before she left us did she hint that she would soon be leaving this world.
Arriving at the nursing facility just before 7:00 a.m. that Sunday morning, I found her asleep. Sitting down beside her bed, I began to read from Mother's Bible and the Upper Room devotional for the day. The scripture was from Ecclesiastes: "To every thing, there is a season and a purpose unto heaven: a time to be born, a time to die . . ." I looked at Mother. The labored breathing had stopped. And again I heard that cold word I first heard at 14-years-old when Daddy passed away: "expired." Mother had slipped away from the pain of this world to be at peace with our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Mildred Ann Rogers Love 
Houston, Mildred Exalene (I0391)
147 In year 2000, could be contacted at Lanet Geriatric. 334-644-1111 ?, Emma (I4673)
148 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Eads, Angela Catherine (I8576)
149 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Houston, Hermon Harold (I0376)
150 Ivan Berrey, MD

Ivan Berrey, MD 
Berrey, Ivan Columbus (I4883)

      «Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... Next»