Monday, July 23, 2012

Memorial Books

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.
Davis~Blackmore Trenton, Missouri
23rd Psalm 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. Alfred Tennyson
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
Bearers Alva Hudson, Clay Shirley, Earl Shirley, Harley Hobbs, Jay Gibson, Word Foster
Confirmation 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! Priscilla Drennan
Relatives attending: (handwritten, some I had trouble 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....

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