Methodist Church

(including Names on the Roll)

 

    1981 June 28:  (Gladys in her Diary)  Can I Go Back Again?—Church starts at 9:00 o’clock in Mulberry.  We walked in at 9:15.  They were singing.  The preacher was not there, so Mr. Wilson had been asked to take his place.  Patsy was at the piano.  I saw Mrs. Bond, Lelia, Vera, Hazel, Clarence, Jennifer, Charlotte, Stuart, Melanie, Annie, Janet, Louise, A. L. Walker, Loraine, Jerry, Mrs. Wilson, the Wilsons’ daughter, Pattie, her husband, Jimmy, and their little girl.

    Mr. Wilson talked all during the song service.  He would carry on a short conversation with various members of the congregation in a teasing, half-joking manner.  After each song he would invite the people to select the song they wanted to sing next.  If they did not respond, he would select one, only to have Patsy tell him they had already sung that one.  I feel sure they sang at least eight songs.  Between songs, he would tell some incident that had happened this past week on farms in the community that he thought amusing.

    This began to get a little boring, so Patsy suggested that the Vacation Bible School children come to the front and sing the songs they had learned.  It took a little while to persuade them—all four—to get up to the front of the church.  Once there, they began to sing, but we could not understand a word they said.  Jerry asked Patsy to play softer and maybe that would help, but with this the children only lowered their voices, and it was no better.  Then they decided that if the adult Vacation Bible School leaders went up and sang with the children, maybe that would help.  So Mrs. Wilson, her daughter Pattie, Jennifer, and Charlotte went up to the front.  This was really funny.  The adults didn’t help very much.  They raised their arms to show their little candles, by pointing one finger straight up.  Finally, they went back to their places.

    Mr. Wilson then took his Bible, opened it, and said he would read some passage and they could tell what they thought it meant.  He asked that someone suggest what passage he could read, but no one offered to do this.  He said, “Well, I’ll just read one of these “Palms” here, and I don’t believe he ever said which one he would read.  He could hardly read and miscalled several words.  Maybe he couldn’t see well, I don’t know, but when he finished he asked Jerry for a comment.  Jerry sat in front of us.  I thought he did quite well, considering the fact that I couldn’t make any sense out of what I’d heard.  I wasn’t able to retain any of it long enough to know what it was about.  Then Mr. Wilson skipped us and asked A. L. Walker, back of us, what he got out of the reading.  Mr. Walker said he thoroughly agreed with Jerry, then added a sentence or two, both of a general nature, that would have been a good comment for any scripture.  It sounded alright to me because I was completely lost and had been for a long time.

    Then Mr. Wilson asked them to sing another song, and it took sometime to find a song they all knew that they hadn’t sung already.  They finally decided on a funeral song, “In the Sweet Bye and Bye.”  I felt that this song was most appropriate, because I knew that I was just about dead, and the others looked like I felt—limp!

    I was about to ask myself how much longer I could stand all this when suddenly Mr. Wilson began to tell us how he came to be at Sunday School this morning.  I certainly didn’t want to miss this story, so I revived somewhat and listened eagerly because this was important, and it was a change.  He said he woke up and saw the tractor out the window, with a plow hooked up to it, and the Devil told him he ought to get on that tractor and go to work.  But he said, “I went on out to the barn to feed the horses and as I came back that tractor was still there.  It hadn’t moved a bit, and so I made up my mind I would go in and tell my wife that I wasn’t going to church.”

    “So,” he continued, “I went in the house and there I saw that my wife had laid out my trousers and a shirt on the bed.  Then I saw that tractor through a window, and it still hadn’t moved, and I went over to the bathroom door where my wife was, and I started to knock on the door, but I didn’t.  I allowed that tractor would still be there when I got back.  I made up my mind to go to church.”  Then, as if encouraged by his personal victory, he said, “I like to go to church.  After I decided to give my life to the Lord, I think I ought to go.  You know, if you miss one Sunday, it is a lot easier to miss the next Sunday.  So, that’s why I’m here and I’m proud I came.”

    About this time Louise [Moore] raised her hand, was acknowledged, and said tearfully, “You all don’t forget to pray for Max.”  Mr. Wilson looked real serious and thoughtful.  He referred to “our prayer list” and said, “Let’s all put Max at the top of our list.  Max was the first man I met from the bottom when I moved here, and he is a fine fellow.  Let’s all see if we can’t get something done about his pain.”

    Then Mrs. Wilson raised her hand, was acknowledged by Mr. Wilson who said, “My wife wants to say something.”  This made four or five times he had so proudly said, “My wife,” and I got the definite impression that he idolizes this woman, his wife.  She is cute, small, and inclined to be naturally gay and talkative.  She laughs a lot, especially at the things her husband says.  She acts as if she thinks he is the smartest, most humorous person she has ever seen, and laughs by tilting her head backward, and with her mouth wide open, resembling a baby bird, she lets forth a low, almost inaudible melody, thoroughly acceptable to her audience.  She enjoys laughter, but it’s certainly unique.  I couldn’t keep my eyes off her, for fear I would miss her reaction to something she thought funny.

    Mrs. Wilson wore a navy blue dress with white collar, her hair done high to make her look a little taller.  She thanked everyone for the beautiful shower given her daughter on Friday night, and said, “We all thoroughly appreciated it.  Everything was just lovely.  We especially thank Miss Loraine, Alma Ruth, and Charlotte as the hostesses.”

    Mr. Wilson added a comment from the pulpit, saying, “I have never seen Pattie so happy.  I believe she would have stayed up all night, looking at the gifts.  You would think the shower was for her.”  Mr. Wilson then acknowledged Louise again, and she said, “I want to remind everyone of the shower for Donna Hall on Tuesday night.  It will be at my house.”

    At this point it was time for a change, and I guess Mr. Wilson thought so too, because these words rang out across the pews, “Wake up, Clarence.  You are sitting there like you were going to sleep, and it’s not over yet.”  Clarence as so surprised and honored, at having his name called out in public, that he burst out in an uncontrollable fit of laughter.  Mr. Wilson had repeatedly called out names like this, having brief exchanges in conversation with various people.

    It was time for the Sunday School lessons.  Jerry went to get the teacher’s stand. I could see that it was he who was to teach the class. Mr. Walker, Clayton and I, Louise and Janet moved from the east side of the church to the west. Iona and Glenn went home. Mr. Wilson went to sit by his wife. Patsy and the Wilson girl and all the kids went into the Sunday School room, also on the west side of the church.  People were given red books, Adult Bible Studies, and we all started looking for June 28, 1981.  I was somewhat startled by the subject of the lesson, “Experiencing God’s Presence,” because that is exactly what I had been doing.

    Quietness prevailed.  Jerry took his place.  He looked exhausted.  His eyes were deep back in his head.  His hair was unruly, almost uncombed.  His face was dark with sun; the wrinkles about his eyes were deep.  He was not prepared to teach, he said, as Derrell had called him rather late on Saturday night and asked him to teach the class.  Jerry told him he would, and Patsy had gone over the lesson with him, but Jerry said he was too tired to get very much out of it.  Then, to give us an idea of what was really on his mind, Jerry let us know that the wheat crop had been damaged, the borrowed money, and the fact that all things are so uncertain, is cause for worry.  So there he stood.  “God bless him,” I prayed.

    He rose to the occasion, saying, “I know I should not be concerned about material things,” and he warned us to remember that we own nothing in this world.  We only enjoy the right to use what the Lord has created, then it passes on to other people.  I kept looking right into his eyes, but he avoided me and tried so hard to do a good job.  He spoke softly, choosing his words carefully.  I felt myself just swelling up all over, and it was not possible to keep the tears back.  I remembered him as a baby, as a child who never was given much chance to be a child.  I remembered that he had given his life to God during a Vacation Bible School that I taught here in Mulberry, and I remembered when I left this church at Mulberry to become a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bonham, I was told that Jerry said, “I was just beginning to understand the Bible and she left.”  This has bothered me very much, and has done a lot to make me feel that I made a wrong decision.  I could not keep the tears back.  It was all so pitiful.  So very, very pitiful.  I had not expected to weep.  But the tears would not stop, and I let myself feel free to be as humble as I needed to be.  Jerry read the scripture lesson and made comments fairly appropriate, and some of the more outgoing people helped by making a few remarks.  The scripture was Deuteronomy 4:32-40.  Verse 32 was read by Jerry.  It said, “Did any people ever hear the voice of a god speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and still live?”  Jerry said, “Of course, I have never heard the voice of God speaking out of the fire, but I have heard the voice of God.”

    I did not take my blind eyes off Jerry.  The many scenes from his entire life floated through my mind.  There he stood, hollow-eyed, with worried expression, speaking under extreme pressure.  He finally caught my eye as he said the words above, and I very slightly nodded my head and smiled.  Could it be my imagination?  It seemed to me that he got my message.  I appreciated him.  I loved him.  I agreed with him because I, too, have heard the voice of God.

    Jerry’s words seemed to come a little easier, I thought, as he read verse 40:  “Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you.”  Jerry let his eyes gaze at the lovely little church.  He scanned the walls, the ceiling, the interior, and reminded us that our fathers and grandfathers had worked to build this church, and we, as their children, are proud of our efforts.

    Mr. Wilson reminded us that there was a difference of opinion as to how to proceed with work on the church.  Some wanted to tear it down and start all over.  Some wanted to use what we had and do the best we could with that.  Again, he said, “My wife is very much opposed to tearing down the church.  With Max as the leader, they kept what they had, and we are all so pleased with the results.”  The Sunday School lesson ended somewhat abruptly.  People encouraged Mr. Wilson for his effort to take the preacher’s place.  I followed Jerry away from the group and told him how I felt about his lesson.  He had done quite well.  One thing I can say, Doug [Miller] has taught them to love.  So we all drove away in our cars.  I was sad, but also a bit happy, that the people of Mulberry are carrying on their church.

 


    The Stanford family Bible preserves this note:


Sunday School was organized at Mulberry February 3, 1893 in the little log school house by the cemetery, by Jake Stanford and two sons in what was then the Colonel Oliphant Farm. That year Jake Stanford, wife and daughter, John Stanford and family and A. M. Stanford and wife, also Uncle Bill Ferguson and Moore Phillips, helped organize the Sunday School in the log school house.


   John Stanford (1862-1935) of Illinois married Savannah Evans (1872-1963) in Fulton, Arkansas, in 1890. Their six children were Ethel, Jacob “Jake”, Grace, Marvin, Clyde and Gladys. Ethel married R. E. Roach in 1908; they lived in Mulberry. Grace (b. 1896) married George, a son of Fred Cain, in 1912.


    1897 August 20: (Bonham News) Mulberry.... The Holiness people had no success with their meeting at Sandy, and have moved to Mulberry to try their luck here....

    1897 October 15: (BN) Mulberry.... Bro. Old preached for us last Sunday, and we hope he will do so again soon. Bro. Duckworth will be with us next Sunday at 11 a.m., and Bro. Reeves at 7 p.m. Last Sunday night the young folks met for the purpose of singing. After singing a collection was taken up for books [hymnals] by Prof. Campbell, who at once reported enough for one dozen “Crowning Days.” There will be singing well conducted every Sunday eve....


    In August 1905 Thomas and Lucy Lightfoot Moore deeded one-half acre adjacent to the school lot and cemetery in Mulberry to C. W. Parks, J. E. Spies and H. W. Scroggins, trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The church would be called “Whites Chappel.”


    Jessie Hope said her family was working for Mr. J. S. McCrummen. “He hauled the lumber. And when it came time to make the pews, Mr. McCrummen went to Texarkana for lumber and built them himself.” The church had earlier been for “all denominations.” Dolly Rich and William Henry Bramlett were married at the Mulberry church in 1905.

   

    1905 August 11: (Bonham News)   Rev. L. G. White,  pastor of the South Bonham Methodist church, recently held quite a successful meeting at Mulberry, there being forty-six conversions. Not only was the meeting a success, but a movement was started to build a church. About $500 or $600 have already been raised, and actual construction of the building has begun...


    1910 August 18: (Bonham Daily Favorite) The Man of Many Parts. Goes from Greenville to Southwestern University at Georgetown. Rev. L. G. White, who for nearly two years as pastor of the West Lee Street and Jacobia churches, has resided in Greenville and made a success of his work as a minister and in the meantime commanded a military company at Terrell; for two seasons been a leader in local baseball organizations; one of the organizers, directors and for a time secretary of the booster club; secretary and organizer of the Y.M.C.A. of this city; leader of the local tennis club and still found time to take the boys of the town on camping trips to hunt in the wilds of Sabine and Sulphur Fort, has now been elected to a professorship in the Southwestern University at Georgetown and, it is understood, will go there at once.”  [Reprinted from Greenville Messenger.]

    Also: Texas Christian Advocate, Oct. 27, 1921, printed the following: “Rev. Leslie G. White...has returned from Poland.... Brother White went into the world war as a Captain in the United States Army and was later advanced to the rank of Major. When the war closed he offered himself for work under appointment of the Board of Missions and was sent to Poland where he has since labored.”


    “Papa, don’t ask the preacher for dinner,” Mandy Parks would plead again, but after church C. W. Parks and his neighbor, Tom Roach, with the Methodist preacher, passed through the winding gate. Tom asked the preacher to come to his house. Invitation not accepted: “Well, I go home with Mr. Parks nearly every Sunday, and if he don’t mind, I think I’ll just go on home with him,” the preacher replied. “We’d all scoot over and put down another plate for ‘im,” Mandy laughed. “My daddy went to church all the time. I grew up in church. In those days, the preachers didn’t have cars, and most of the time they’d walked from Ravenna. ”


   By September 14, 1909 an additional sixteen members had joined the church: Miss Emma Carroll, Mrs. Birdie Boyd, Misses Jossie and May Stanford, Mrs. Nannie Cain, Mrs. Edgar Price, Mrs. J. B. Province, Mr. C. W. Parks, Mr. Perry Parks, Mr. J. K. Stanford, Mr. D. M. Nelson, Miss Lola Wisely, Miss Vera Hall, [Mr.] Allie Hall, Mrs. C. W. Parks, [Mr.] E. T. Davidson


    “Complete Sunday School Record Book” was started January 10. Thirty scholars, officers and teachers were present in four classes. Fred Wisely “conducted” religious services throughout the spring and summer. Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Carroll were teachers; J. C. Honea was Secretary.


    Sep 5th 1909: Opening song—“Rescue the Perishing” School closed by singing— “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” ...total attendants: 74.


    Sep 12th 1909: “No Sunday School on Acct of protracted meeting. Conversions: 53. Meeting held by Rev. Walter Douglass and Rev. R. L. Ely....”


    Sep 14th 1909: Fifty-two additional members joined the church, forty-five by “Baptism” or “Vows.”


    1910 June 21: (Bonham News) Last Sunday a week ago we attended the dedication of the [Mulberry] Methodist M. E. Church. Presiding Elder Gober preached the dedication sermon (the best sermon we ever heard him preach). Revs. Ashburn, Ely, Finley, and Bro. Jno. Luton assisted in the services. We took dinner and ate with Bros. Ely, Luton and Dr. Night [Knight] at the hospitable home of Bro. and Mrs. Hall in the Lightfoot valley.... Old Roustabout


    1921 March 25: (BN) St. Patrick’s Tea at Mulberry.... At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Morgan near Mulberry...between seventy-five and a hundred [attended]. As every guest entered the spacious hall, he was accosted by young ladies who pinned Shamrocks on him and made him forfeit a nickel.... The fortune-teller was kept constantly busy foretelling the future of the merry-makers...tea and cake served in abundance was delicious ...several cakes...were auctioned off to the highest bidders by Mr. J. E. Spies, after which a very delightful musical program was rendered, in which a male quartet, a female trio, duets, and solos—all singing Irish songs—delighted the audience until the hour of departure came.  Mrs. Morgan was declared a wonderful hostess. The funds were donated to the newly organized Mulberry Epworth League. It may be stated that Mulberry has one of the liveliest Leagues in the Sherman District, although being organized only a month and a half. Their pastor is doing a great work among the young people....


   

Methodist Church Register

from January 3, 1909


    Shows “To whom married” and “When and how received: Baptism, Vows, Certificate.” J. F. Hall’s was the first name entered. A second list was started, probably in 1924, when the first roll numbered 214 members. New rolls were also started in 1938 and 1968. In the following edited list the (later) married names of women appear in parentheses. Not in precise alphabetical order. Number is “year joined”.


Aderholt, Allie May (Hill)1921

Aderholt, Jennive (Finley)        31

Aderholt, Virgil (Mrs.)              21

Alder, Bernice (Bramlett)        30

Ashley, Alva (Hill)        24

Ashley, Gussie         24

Ashley, Frank (Mrs.)    24

Bail
ey, Arline - Leonard (Mrs.)          62

Bailey, Justin    65

Bailey, Leonard        62

Ball, Alice    33

Barnett, Roy (Mrs.)    16

Barrientez, Kenna    33

Barter, Eloth    19

Billings, Ethlyne        33

Blackshire, Juanela    31

Blackshire, Thrisie    31

Blankenship, Oscar    09

Blankenship, Samuel    24

Bond, Dovie Agnes    31

Bond, Fay (Burkett)    24

Bond, Herman    33

Bond, J. D.    29

Bond, J. D. (Mrs.)          29

Bond, Melissa - J. J. (Mrs.)                  ??

Boyd, Birdie (Blankenship)          09

Boyd, Odie (Crumby)    20

Bramlett, Samuel Cole      09

Bramlett, Myrtle (Cain)      09

Bramlett, Dock (M. F.)      09

Bramlett, Jubie                   18

Bramlett, Hudie (Price)      09

Bramlett, Hattie - Samuel (Mrs.)      09

the Church facing east as built in 1905

Burgess, James Cecil    45

Burgess, Mary    45

Burkett, David      34

Burket
t, John (Mrs.)    24

Burkett, Ottie (Mrs.)    33

Burkett, Dovie (Glasscock, Lewis)      31

Burton, Mike    31

Burton, Gladys      31

Burus, Buck    33

Burus, Alyne    33

Burus, J. C.    33

Burus, Billie Mae      30

Byrd, James    33

Byrd, Margarette      33

Byrd, Norwood      33

Byrd, Clyde    33

Byrd, Louise    33

Byrd, Velma    33

Byrd, W. T.    33

Cain, Audrey    13

Cain, Evelyne (Ivy)    31

Cain, Lois (Casson)    31

Cain, Almeta    43

Cain, Grace - Elmer (Mrs.)          24

Cain, Ruby - Earl (Mrs.)      30

Cain, Earl    30

Cain, Georgie    38

South side view

Cain, Fred (Mrs.)          09

Cain, George    09

Cain, Nannie    09

Cain
, Alva    09

Cain, Eluera    25

Cain, G. F.    09

Cain, Laquita    55

Cain, Margaret - Audry (Mrs.)      48

Cain, Louise    55

Carroll, Sallie     09

Carroll, Cleo - Steve (Mrs.)                  24

Carroll, Floyd    09

Carroll, S. J.    09

Carroll, Emma      09

Carroll, Steve    09

Carroll, Maud     09

Carter, Buck (Mrs.)    11

Carroll, Lucille    43

Carter, Buck    11

Chesser, Clarence    34

Chesser, Clarence (Mrs.)    34

Couring, Earnest    21

Cox, Mandy    09

Cox, Bertha (Stephenson)        11

Cox, Junela    31

Cox, Otta    24

Cox, Mary    31

New “Register” in 1909

Cox, Josie    19

Cox, Onnie    09

Cox, J. F.    09

Cox, Luther    09

Craft, Lucy    13

Craft, S. W.    13

Cranson, Iva    33

Cranson, Mary    30

Crisp, J. H.    14

Crittendon, Harry        09

Crittendon, Sarah        09

Crumby, Poly (Mrs.)    29

Crumby, Oletta    31

Crumby, Evelyne (Parks)    31

Crumby, Bertrie    31

Crumby, Ralph    33

Crumby, Poly    34

Crumby, Ruth    45

Crumby, Tedie    55

Cumming, Clyde    34

Cumming, Clyde (Mrs.)    34

Cummins, Lois    45

Cummins, Luther        29

Cummins, R. A. (Mrs.)    45

Cummins, Estell    45

Cummins, R. A.    45

Cunningham, Annie     09

“Commitments” to renovation: Grace Cain, Odie Crumby, Hazel and Lelia Hall

Dailey, Kenneth    71

Davidson, E. T.    09

Davidson, Dora (Weaver)    ??

Davis, Shuser (Mrs.)    49

Davison, Dora    30

Dickerson, Willie    09

Dickerson, Hiram        09

Dickerson, M. E. (Mrs.)    09

Donaldson, Linda (Norris)    53

Donaldson, Mary Elda (Dailey)    59

Donaldson, Eldon     53 

Donaldson, J. Pierce    53

Donoho, Edna    11

Dunkin, Sadie    19

Dunkin, Addie (Mrs.)      19

Frazier, Tina    27

Freeman, Genet    34

Frost, Blanch    25

Frost, C. E. (Mrs.)                  25

Frost, Bernice    25

Frost, C. E.    25

Garrett, Roy    09

Garrett, Mary V.    09

Garrett, John E.    09

Garrett, Viola    13

Garrett, Frank    09

Gay, D. G.    31

Gilley, Leonard    34

Guner, Blucher    21

Guner, Blucher (Mrs.)    20

Hall, Ned    45

Hall, Neauthia (Busby, Young)    45

Hall, Alma Ruth - J. W. (Mrs.)     45

Hall, Robert Allie    09

Hall, Clarence    28

Hall, Ella Mae (Smith)    45

Hall, John Gregory    45

Hall, Lelia    09

“Brother Cates” and Gary Hall

Hall, J. F.         09

Hall, Bettie - J. F. (Mrs.)    09

Hall, Clayton    19

Hall, Elsie (Cummins)    24

Hall, Edna - R. A. (Mrs.)    24

Hall, Willie    24

Hall, Vera (Neathery)    09

Hall, Gladys - Clayton (Mrs.)    29

Hall, Derrell    ??

Hall, Steven    ??

Hall, John William                  ??

Hall, Janice (Mumford)    51

Hall, Bobbie (Lightfoot)    51

Hall, Erlana - Kenneth (Mrs.)    48

Hall, Hazel - Clarence (Mrs.)    51

Hall, Patsy Ann - Jerry (Mrs.)    70

Hall, Elizabeth (Moore)    51

Hall, Jerry                         55

Hall, Lester    53

Hall, Melba (Brooks)    51

Hall, Ruth Ann (Moore)          55

Hall, Gary    53

Lelia and Melba Hall, Rev. Tyler, Johnny and Clayton Hall, Eldon Donaldson

Hauk, Grace    19

Hauk, W. E.    19

Hauk, Claud                                19

Hauk, Maggie    19

Hawk, Cleo    21

Hickenbottom, Rolf    24

Hickenbottom, Lenard    24

Hight, W. E.    09

Hill, Guffrey    21

Hill, Beatrice    24

Hill, Vera (Baker)    24

Hill, Abbie   13

Hill, Loraine (Hall)                  21

Hill, Desmon    21

Hill, C. H.   13

Hill, Mildred - Graden (Mrs.)   48                                                                                                                    

Honea, Lillie   09

Hope, May - J. L. (Mrs.)   13                                                                   

Hope, Jessie (Woodruff)   19

Hope, J. L.   13

Horn, Iva   09

Hunt, Coy   29

Hunt, Coy (Mrs.)   29

Hunter, Christal   24

Hyatt, Gladys   24

Hyatt, Glennie   24

Hyatt, Exie (Wier)   11

Hyatt, Glennie (Mrs.)   30

Jackson, Russell   31

Gladys Hall as teacher of “old people’s” class


Jackson, Ollie   31

Jackson, J. T. (Mrs.)   16

Jackson, J. T.   16

Johnson, Vera (Kelly)   31

Johnson, Zelma   34

Johnson, Lena Mae   31

Johnson, Dellma   24

Johnson, Munerva   19

Justis, Rosie   30

Kight, Lonie   31

Kirkham, Donald   45

Kirkham, Florence   64

Kirkpatrick, Frank   14

Lacock, V. R. (Mrs.)   38

Lacock, V. R.   38

Lacock, Roy   38

Lacock, Billy    38

Lamberth, Vera   25

Landers, Ed (Mrs.)   34

Lankford, May   13

Mabery, D. B.   18

Mabery, Sallie   19

Mabery, D. B. (Mrs.)   18

Marshall, George   24

Marshall, Edna   24

Martin, Bertha   09

Martin, Johnnie   09

Sam Rayburn speaks to the “young people”

Derrell and Steven Hall, Johnny Baker and Roger Ball

Martin, Katie   09

McDowell, George   38

McDowell, George (Mrs.)   38

McKinnis, Hubert (Mrs.)                 11

McKnight, Hellon  38

Merrell, Hettie  27

Merrell, Johnie  27

Mills, Euna R.  18

Mills, Verne  18

Mills, J. P.  18

Mills, Gordan  18

Mills, Mable  18

Mills, Ellis  18

Moore, James T.  62

Moore, Richard  70

Moore, Tom  70

Moore, Carol  70

Morgan, Bud (Mrs.)  20

Morgan, Bud  20

Neal, Hattie (Carter)  13

Nelson, D. M.  09

Nelson, Hattie  13

Nelson, Susie (Arudof)  09

Nelson, Albert  09

Nelson, Jennie (Mrs.)  09

Netherly, Estil (Chesser)  34

Nixon, H. H. (Mrs.)  55

Nixon, H. H.  51

Norris, Guy (Mrs.)                34

Norris, Guy 34

Norris, J. B. 31

Overton, Brenda 53

Page, Lillie (Mitchel) 09

Parks, Geneva (Brooks) 31

Parks, C. W., Jr. 31

Parks, J. C. (Mrs.) 09

Parks, John William 31

Parks, John 09

Parks, J. C. 09

Parks, John (Mrs.) 09

Parks, Lila 21

Parks, Mandy (Donaldson) 18

Parks, C. W. (Mrs.) 09

Parks, Iona 21

Parks, Mamie (Wisely)11

Parks, Oddie (Bonds)19

Parks, Zona - Perry (Mrs.)24

Parks, Estell (Patterson)24

Parks, Perry09

Parks, C. W.09

Patterson, Joe L.31

Plum, J. H.13

Price, Marvin24

Price, Newton “Laffie”09

Price, Ida - Newton (Mrs.)09

Price, Roland09

Price, Edgar09

After Sunday School: (from left)

Jubie Bramlett, Gladys, Vera, “the Nixons,” Loraine and Willie,

Clayton and Zona Parks


Price, Delbert24

Price, Ann Loy33

Price, Hattie Grace31

Price, Ruby31

Price, Annie31

Price, Hudie19

Price, Grace - Edgar (Mrs.)09

Province, John (Mrs.)09

Province, Alma24

Province, J. B. (Mrs.)09

Reedy, J. B.31

Reeves, Mamie19

Reeves, Minnie19

Rhodes, P. W. (Mrs.)37

Rhodes, P. W.37

Rhodes, J. D.37

Rhodes, Earl37

Rich, Alta - John (Mrs.)09

Rich, John09

Rich, Loyd11

Roach, T. H. (Mrs.)09

Roberson, Earl (Mrs.)21

Roden, Ethel34

Roden, Claud (Mrs.)34

Rosser, J. H. (Mrs.)12

Rosser, J. H.12

Rosser, Lena12

Rosser, Francis12

Russell, R. T.24

Russell, Effie19

Russell, Jewel30

Sanford, Milton45

Sanford, Milton (Mrs.)45

Sanford, Odine45

Senney, Elnora19

Senney, Nelson19

Sisley, Willie (Mrs.)19

Sisley, Willie19

Sisley, Annie19

Smith, H. E. (Mrs.)45

Smith, H. E.45

Smith, Clifton (Mrs.)24

Smith, Tommie21

Spies, Merl (Babb)15

Spies, J. E. (Mrs.)              15

Spies, J. E.15

Sprler, Mary (Mrs.)09

Stanford, J. K.09

Stanford, May (Neal)09

Stanford, Grace (Cain)11

Stanford, Jossie (Hemby)09

Stanford, Telitha09

Stanford, Savannah11

Stephenson, John E.09

Stephenson, John E. (Mrs.)09

Stephenson, Willie09

Steward, Bob (Mrs.)21

Stewart, Beulah14

Stewart, Fred21

Strawn, Ruby29

Threadgill, A. M. (Mrs.)26

Threadgill, Eunice31

Threadgill, John31

Threadgill, Winnie Bell31

Threadgill, Alfa31

Turman, A. H.38

Turman, A. H. (Mrs.)38

Underwood, Myrtle38

Underwood, A. S. (Mrs.)38

Underwood, Maxine53

Vaughn, John09

Vaughn, Olif09

Vaughn, Ann09

Vaughn, Lou Jossie (Rainey)   09

Vaughn, Thurmon09

Vaughn, Ida09

Vaughn, Bessie (Gibson)13

Verver, Paul28

Verver, Paul (Mrs.)28

Walls, Jene27

Walsh, W. J.38

Walsh, W. J. (Mrs.)38

Warren, Olita30

West, Sadie (Dobbs)09

Wier, C. V.14

Wisely, Ira09

Wisely, Fred09

Wisely, Ellen - Fred (Mrs.)09

Wisely, Lola09

Wisely, Thurmon21

Witherspoon, Callie25

Wyatt, Theresia - Harold (Mrs.)45

Wyatt, Harold45