I must confess, I never even knew such a thing existed. and quite frankly, this is a lot of pressure....I never did quite finish my kids baby books, and now there are death books? or is this still a thing? I've never been in charge of arrangements, I just go and sob dutifully. Mom loaned me more from The Aunt Minerva Collection, and thank God this woman kept about everything to pass on to future generations. these memorial books are for Mildred E. (Evie) Maxwell, Gilly Mae Higdon Maxwell, and Thomas Witten Maxwell.
there are flower cards, fabric scraps, photographs, handwritten memories, the ribbons from funeral wreaths.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me, Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
In Memory of Gilly Mae Maxwell
place of birth Harrison County, MO
date of birth October 4 1882
date of death MAy 16 1961
place of death Wright Memorial Hospital
age 78 years, 7 months, 12 days
Crossing The Bar
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep.
Too full for sound or foam,
When that which draw out from the boundaries deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.
For though from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
Services Cat Creek Church near Brimson Missouri May 18 1961 2 p.m.
Organist Mrs Lester J Fordyce
soloist or singers: Sparks McClure, Ida Shaw, Juanita Jones
song selections "I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone", "In The Lord Where We'll Never Grow Old"
place of interment Cat Creek Cemetery
Brimson, Grundy County,Missouri
laid to rest 1961 May 18 3 p.m.
father Phillip Higdon
mother Mary Alice Bryant Higdon
Alva Hudson, Clay Shirley, Earl Shirley, Harley Hobbs, Jay Gibson, Word Foster
You ask me how I know that Christ
Still lives and walks with men.
Today I saw Him in the heart
Of one who smiled again.
After long days of dulling grief
And tears of healing power.
Peace and faith reclaimed a soul-
I saw Christ in that hour.
How do I know that Christ still loves
As He loved by Galilee?
I saw Him loose the bonds of hate
And set a prisoner free.
I saw His kind, compassionate eyes
Rest on a child in bed,
His prayer came through a mother's love,
"You are God's child," she said.
How do I know that Christ still cares
For those who follow Him?
I saw Him lift an erring one
Whose path was dark and dim.
How do I know He overcame
Golgotha's cross of pain?
Because he lives and loves and lifts
And prays and smiles again!
Relatives attending: (handwritten, some I had trouble reading....best guesses here!)
Zelda Murphy, Lura TenHulzen, Harley & Cora Maple, Nannie Stanley, Lois U. Beal, Emma Utterback, Mr and Mrs Clyde E Maxwell, Mr and Mrs Isreal Chaney, Mr and Mrs Dale Cottrell, Mr and Mrs Larry Little, Janet Brown, Vermal Brown, John Maxwell, Leland, Eva, & Marsha Jane
Anna E Terhune
to be continued....