BROTHER RAYMOND YOUNG GEORGE ALLEN GENTRY SISTER ROSIE JONES
PERRY E. RABY SISTER IDA LOU COOK THOMAS JEFFERSON MORROW
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BROTHER RAYMOND YOUNG
The New Hope Primitive Baptist Church of San Angelo, Texas is saddened by the passing of one of its' members, but we must be submissive to the will of God as He calls His children from this life to an eternal one above.
Brother Raymond Floyd was born September 14, 1925 and fell asleep in Jesus on July 14, 2001. His funeral service was conducted by Elder Howard Jernigan, pastor of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, with burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Brother Raymond served faithfully as deacon, church clerk, and song leader for many years. He was one of the kindest, most gentle people I have ever known. Matthew chapter 5, verse 5 makes me always think of Brother Raymond--Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.
When he became confined to his home because of health problems, I would call and apologize for not calling more or going by to see him. His response would be, "I'm sorry, I should have called you." His wonderful kind demeanor was an example for family and friends. In his latter days he was ready to attain that perfect goal of being with his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ and being reunited with his life mate, Dorothy Mae Young. May we treasure his memory.
Brother Freddie Coburn
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GEORGE ALLEN GENTRY
Salem Church of Gravesville, AR was in mourning before September 11, 2001.
Brother George Allen Gentry died, August 5, 2001, as the result of an accident on July 15, in which he sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns over a great portion of his body. He was heavily sedated until august 3rd, when his kidneys failed, and oxygen and sedation were removed. He never regained consciousness.
We at Salem Church want to be submissive to the will of God, but it has been hard for all of us.
Brother George grew up in Salem church and was united with them by experience and baptism on October 4, 1981 when he asked for a home in the church, and on October 11, 1981, when he was baptized. He was ordained to the office of deacon on Saturday before 5th Sunday in September 1990, and he filled that office conscientiously. He truly loved the church and was diligent in carrying out his duties, seeing after the widows and working for the upkeep of the grounds and building. He was also our treasurer.
Brother George was born at Guy, Arkansas on september 15, 1921, and died in Children's Hospital Burn Center in Little Rock on August 5, 2001. He was 79 years, ten months and 21 days on the earth.
He was married to Delorice Foshee on June 7, 1940. They had one daughter, Carmon, granddaughter, Lisa; and three great-grandchildren; Ashley,
John IV and Megan.
Brother George had an aneurism in the abdomen, which burst while he was at church on December 24, 2000. We thought he would die on the way to the hospital, but he survived and by spring he was up and about his business.
Funeral services were held at Salem Church on August 8, 2001, and was conducted by Elders Vernon Lee, his pastor and James Winston, pastor of Fuller Chapel, North Little Rock, Arkansas. There was congregational singing. Interment was in Salem Cemetery, where his body will rest until that resurrection morning when it will reunite with his spirit and his Savior, and there he will be with the Lord.
Approved in Church on Nov. 11, 2001. A copy to be delivered to Primitive Baptist and Banner of Love for printing; copy for church records.
Committee: Elsie Dugger, Kay Holland, and Delorice Gentry.
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SISTER ROSIE JONES
Once again, we at Elk Creek Church must bow to the will of our Father and say, Farewell to a dearly beloved sister, Rosa Jones. She was born January 23, 1909 at Odell, Texas, to J.L. and Lilly Rose Penny Colwell, and passed away October 28, 2001 in Elk City, Oklahoma. Rosie, as she was known to most of us, spent her childhood years in Quanah, Texas, and married William Guy Jones, of Elk City, on December 10, 1927.
There were four boys born to this couple: Harold Ray, born Dec. 16, 1928; Bobby on June 19, 1930; Beryl on October 9, 1932; and Travis on June 29, 1935.
Guy and Rosie farmed in the Port and Waco Star communities before moving to Elk City in 1974. Rosie was a charter member of Elk Creek Church when it was constituted in 1928, and she and Guy were faithful members until death. She spent her life as a helpmate to her husband, and caring for her home and her family and friends.
Rosie was preceded in death by her infant son, Harold; her husband, Guy; her parents and twelve brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her three sons; Bobby and wife, Jackie of Elk City, Travis and wife, Louise, also of Elk City; Beryl and wife Janice of Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Also a host of other relatives and friends. She will be sorely missed at Elk Creek Church and by all who knew her, but we can take comfort in the knowledge that she is resting in the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Written by the authority of Elk Creek Church.
Elder Henry Newman, Pastor
Wilma Gathright, Clerk
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PERRY E. RABY
Perry E. Raby, 80, of Waco, Texas, died Wednesday, October 31 at a Temple hospital. Graveside services were conducted Monday, November 5 at Oakwood Cemetery with Elder Harold Horn officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home.
Brother Raby was born August 16, 1921 in Arkansas, to the late Elmer and Bertha Mae Raby. He served in the U. S. Army during World war II and was a Prisoner of War in Germany. He married Joyce Sorenson in Waco in 1953. He worked for the City of Waco, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Waco Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Raby; daughter, Bonnie Kay Tusa and son, Louis Raby, all of Waco.
Brother Raby had been ill for many years and was housebound much of the time. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ and attended church when his health allowed. His expressions of emotions and kindness evidenced his outward love for God's people. His great desire was to regain his health.
Although he did not gain productive health in this life, his body now rests awaiting the resurrection morning when he shall be raised a spiritual body, no longer suffering the effects of physical body failure. He will be perfected like unto His Saviour, Jesus Christ. His spirit now dwells satisfied in Heaven with God. So shall his body in the resurrection, which will be joined with his spirit and soul to ever dwell with God.
Written in behalf of members of Waco Primitive Baptist church, Waco, Texas, November 28, 2001.
Elder Harold Horn, Pastor
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SISTER IDA LOU COOK
We, the members of the Marlow Primitive Baptist Church recently lost Sister Ida Lou Cook. Sister Ida Lou passed from this life on October 20, 2001, at the age of 90.
Sister Ida Lou was born July 17, 1911 in Milo, OK to Oscar and Sephronia Osborne Nobles. She married Thomas Woodrow Wilson Cook on Dec. 24, 1936 in Duncan, OK, and he preceded her in death on March 21, 2000.
She graduated from Milo High School and was a lifelong resident of Marlow. She was a homemaker and joined our Church in 1972. She was a faithful member until ill health kept her from attending regularly.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd Ray and Jean Cook of Duncan, Aulton W. "Pete" and Anne Cook and Bobby Joe and Wanda Cook, all of Marlow, and Thomas G.B. and Betty Cook of Dallas; a daughter and son-in-law, Fern and Randy Nunley of Comanche; a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred Fern and John Wilson of Velma; 38 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five grandchildren; and three brothers, David, Aulton and Ralph Nobles.
Graveside services were held October 22nd at Hope Cemetery with Brother Forest Cook and Elder H.O. Ballard officiating.
Marlow Primitive Baptist Church
Kathy Ballard, Church Clerk
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THOMAS JEFFERSON MORROW
1925 - 2001
We, the members of Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church of Stratton community, Texas bow in humble submission to our Heavenly Father, in the calling home of our Brother in Christ, Thomas Jefferson Morrow.
Brother T. J. was called home to be with our Lord on November 9, 2001. He was born August 13, 1925. Brother T. J. asked for a home in the church at Pilgrim's Rest in May of 1973, and was baptized by Elder Billy Walden. Brother T. J. was ordained to the office of deacon in 1982.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy, in August of 2001.
Brother T. J. is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Landgraf and husband, Sydney Rheinboldt and husband, and DeeDe Hoelseher and husband; one brother, Sterling Morrow and wife; two sisters, Margaret Benbow and Frances Walden and husband; six grandchildren, Jenny Lu, Carrie, Jeffery, Jamie, Christopher, and Thomas Joshua, and a large number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Brother T. J. was devoted to his family and church. He was always playing with, and teaching his grandchildren of the church. He had an infectious smile and humor about him that was like a guiding light to all who knew him.
Elder Billy Walden [brother-in-law to T. J.] conducted the service at the Buffington Funeral Home in Yoakum, Texas and the graveside service at the Alexander Cemetery in the Stratton Community, where T. J. was laid to rest, next to his beloved wife, Patsy. Brother T. J. was a man who loved life and knew how to live it and appreciate God's handiwork in the beauty of the mountains and forest. He would write poetry about the beauty of nature to his grandchildren. He always had a friendly greeting and smile along with a good honest positive look on life. Even through his last years when he was suffering from his illness he never complained and was always more concerned about those around him.
Our brother will be truly missed by those who were blessed to have been acquainted with him. We all share fond memories and they shall remain with us until we are united once again.
Written in love, by request of the Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church of Stratton, Texas.
Elder Billy Walden, Pastor
Norman Miller, Church Clerk
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