|Gospel Advocate Obituaries|
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Hollis, J. R.
J. R. (Bob) Hollis, a well-known and highly respected citizen, passed away at his late home in Rosemont on August 18. While he had not been well for some time, he was able to be up; and while seated on his porch talking with his family and friends, he suffered a stroke of paralysis, and in a few hours quietly passed away. He was born in Wayne County, Tenn., April 23, 1868. He was married to Nellie Smith on February 24, 1889. To this union were born seven children. His wife and four children survive him. The children are: Ed, of Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. Waller Dial, of Akron, Ohio; Bill and Vernon, at home. He also leaves one sister (Mrs. F. J. Springer, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.), two brothers (C. H. Hollis, Riverside, Calif., and A. N. Hollis, Greensboro, N. C.). No higher tribute could be paid to any man than what we can say of him; that he was a true Christian, the soul of honor, a faithful friend, a devoted husband, and a loving father. His funeral, which was short and simple, in accordance to his wishes, often expressed, was held at his home on Sunday, August 20, at 5 P.M., conducted by M. E. Gibbs and T. C. King, with interment in the family lot at Mimosa Cemetery. The large concourse of people and the profusion of beautiful flowers attested the esteem and love in which he was held by his many friends. The closing of the life of this beloved husband and father can be likened to the lingering twilight of a golden summer day.
T. C. King.
Gospel Advocate, September 7, 1933, page 864.
Hollis, Leon B.
Leon B. Hollis, 55, 706 New Warrington Road, Pensacola, Florida, died in Pensacola, Friday, July 2, 1971. He was the son of the late J. C. Hollis, a widely known gospel preacher. Leon B. Hollis was a native of Hardy County, Florida, but had lived most of his life in Pensacola. At the time of his death he was the minister of the church in Flomaton, Ala. He has served as the minister of the church in Richmond, Calif., Unity Maine, Greensboro, Ala., and Brownsville, Fla. He is survived by his widow, Marie; a son, Robert L. Hollis; his mother, Mrs. J. C. Hollis; a brother, Tracy L. Hollis, all of Pensacola; and a sister, Mrs. John Mullins, Houston, Texas. Funeral services were conducted in Pensacola by Willard Willis on July 4. Burial was in St. Johns Cemetery in Pensacola. The family requested that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Escambia Christian School in Pensacola, Fla. The many contributions received by this fine Christian school served to indicate the high esteem in which Leon B. Hollis was held by those who knew him.
Walter G. Bumgardner.
Gospel Advocate, August 12, 1971, page 511.
Hollis, T. A.
My father, T. A. Hollis, who was sixty-one years, seven months, and twenty-seven days old, quit the walks of men on July 27, 1921. He had been a member of the church of Christ for about twelve years. He was attending a meeting which was being conducted by Brother S. M. Spears at the time he took sick. His body was laid to rest in the home cemetery, near the Lawrence and Wayne County line. Brother spears conducted the funeral service in a very consoling manner. Father leaves a wife and nine children and a host of friends and relatives, to whose hearts and lives is death brought sorrow and sadness; but we are trying to say that it was all for the best, knowing that "all things work together for good to them that love God." Of course we were made to mourn, but not as those who have no hope (1 Thess. 4:13-18); for we believe that when Jesus Christ makes his second advent into this world the body of our beloved father will be brought forth and shall be fashioned like unto the glorious body of the Son of God (Phil. 3:20, 21), and then will be permitted to enter into the place which Jesus has gone to prepare (John 14:1-3).
J. G. Hollis.
Gospel Advocate, September 1, 1921, page 853.
Holloway, Alice A.
Sister Alice A. Holloway, whose maiden name was "Anderson," was born in Obion County, Tenn., July 16, 1865, and died at Ropesville, Texas, February 11, 1931. On October 12, 1882, she was married to Samuel W. Holloway. To this union were born seven childrenfour boys and three girls. Five of the children are living, while one boy and one girl have gone on before. Sister Holloway obeyed he gospel at Wood Schoolhouse, near Glass, Tenn., September 14, 1893, under the preaching of Brother John R. Williams. She lived a faithful life until death. Brother Holloway is my first cousin, and I have been associated with him and his wife since I was a child, and I can truthfully say that Sister Holloway was one of the best women I have ever known. She was an exceptionally good woman, and she made the necessary sacrifice that only a Christian wife can make that her husband might carry the good news of a risen Lord and Redeemer to the lost. In her death Brother Holloway lost a faithful companion, his children lost a mother that was what a mother should be, and I lost one of my best earthly friends. But we should not mourn as those who have no hope, for no doubt our loss is heaven's gain. Her death, though sad, makes us better, purer, holier, and more determined to reach the heavenly home. Sister Holloway had been in poor health for years and her body had grown so weak that death came so gently that one was reminded of what the Psalmist said: "He giveth his beloved sleep."
S. C. Wall.
Gospel Advocate, May 14, 1931, page 599.
On January 21, 1915, our dear brother, Charles Holloway, passed to his reward. He was nearing his seventy-sixth year when the death angel came to him. "Uncle Charley" was a faithful Christian and was well prepared for death, I am sure. He was once a member of the Baptist Church, but he learned "the way of the Lord more perfectly" and became a member of the church of Christ some few years ago. The writer drove forty miles (going and coming) through the rain and mud to speak words of comfort to the bereaved ones. To them I must say: Weep not as those that have no hope. In the words of the beloved John we find comfort: "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." This brother will live in the hearts of those that knew him; his influence for good will live after him. He was sick only eight days; and when death came, it was not a death of agony. We can say, in the language of Mr. Geikie: "Farewell, sweet saint, farewell! As the light reflected on the clouds of evening tells us that the lands beyond our horizon lie in full sunshine, though we know nothing of their scenery or charms, so the fair sunset of a godly life speaks of the splendors of eternity, of which, after all, we can realize so little."
M. A. Creel.
Gospel Advocate, February 18, 1915, page 164.
Holloway, James Samuel
James Samuel Holloway was born June 14, 1860; died September 16, 1940. He was eighty years old. He was married to Nancy Jane Meadows, April 25, 1887. To this union were born eleven children. Three died in infancy. Funeral services were conducted at Zion Church. Clarence Cook and John William Fox conducted the funeral. Brother Holloway lived at a time when there were few congregations in Jackson County. He worked on the farm and supported a large family. Very frequently he walked to his appointments with his Bible under his arm. He received very small remuneration from his preaching. He was very zealous and consecrated. There are forty-two congregations in this county at present. He did a great work. He preached forty years.
George W. Graves., Nashville, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, September 17, 1942, page 911.
Holloway, Julia A.
On Nov. 1, 1894, Miss Julia A. Holloway, daughter of John T. and Mary A. Holloway, fell asleep in Jesus. Sister Julia was born at Pleasant Hill, Upshur County, March 26, 1869, and was baptized at sixteen by Brother James N. Stalbird. Her father--"Uncle John," was well known as a preacher of force, and much loved as a good man. After his death, many years ago, the widow and children lived at the old home until 1892, when they moved to Add-Ran Christian University, in Hood County. Sister Julia's health was already poor, and the hard study there only hastened the decline. She received her diploma there in June, 1893. Her older brother graduated there a year before, and having been elected a teacher in the University, their mother decided to remain there at least until the younger children should finish their studies. But the feeble one, growing weaker, it was decided last summer to bring her back to the old home in the hope of restoring her health. Here, despite the medical aids, the loving care of brothers, sisters, and friends, the ever-present watching of a dear mother, and her own repeated efforts to rally for life, the Death Angel triumphed, and she was forced to go from the very bloom of womanhood. She longed to live for the good that she could do. She had taught some, with more than ordinary satisfaction to both pupils and patrons, and much was expected of her as a public instructor had she but lived. Feeling her decline, and knowing that she must very soon quit the walks of men, on Monday night she called the family to her bedside and asked a friend for a song. "I Gave My Life For Thee" was sung, and after the verse, "What has thou brought to me?" she said: "I've tried to bring my life to the Savior." She then asked for a prayer, which was led by a neighbor brother. Then, with an earnest exhortation to her brother, mother, and sisters, she bade them good-by, saying: "I am going to be with father and sister Florence." (Florence died a Christian only a few years ago.) Though very feeble, she lived till Thursday past noon, during which time her life was a noble lesson to every follower of Christ. The soul, strong in its faith, stood aloof watching the decline of its prison-house of clay. We do sympathize with the sorrowing ones, especially the mother, who through sleepless nights has watched and labored as only an anxious mother can. No one knows so well our heartaches as the great and good Father, and may we ever look to him in our sorrows as well as in our joys. Let us follow our dear Savior as earnestly, steadfastly, and faithfully as our departed sister has done.
B. B. E.
Gospel Advocate, December 6, 1894, page 769.
Holloway, L. P.
On February 25, 1921, my brother, L. P. Holloway, of Glass, Tenn., answered the last earthly call of his great Creator and passed from a life of pain and sorrow to one of peace and rest, where sickness and sorrow are unknown. He was born on March 14, 1853, in Mississippi, and moved from there when a small boy, with his mother, to Obion County, Tenn., where he lived until the day of his death. He was married to Miss Frances E. Aldridge in June, 1875. Seven childrenfour girls and three boyswere born to this union. All are members of the church of Christ but the oldest son. He obeyed the gospel on August 23, 1917. He earnestly contended for the faith delivered to the saints. He looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. We hope to meet him where the gates are of pearl and the streets are of gold.
S. W. Holloway.
Gospel Advocate, June 8, 1922, page 552.
Holloway, Mary Frances Mulkey
Sister Mary Frances Mulkey Holloway was born in Warren County, Ky., September 27, 1854; died November 24, 1939. She lived in Texas for several years, but returned to Kentucky upon the death of her sister and took complete charge of the small children left motherless. She was married, September 27, 1898 to James H. Holloway. No children were born to this union. No greater love could have been possible than that of her stepchildren, whom she called her own. In recent years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. H. E. Thacker, of Buechel, Ky. Mrs. Holloway was faithful to the church, having been a member for about sixty-seven years. She was a regular reader of her Bible and the Gospel Advocate. She was a granddaughter of John Newton Mulkey, one of the pioneer ministers of the congregation that met at the old Mulkey meetinghouse, near Tompkinsville, Ky. Funeral services were conducted by Howard Marsh, of Cedar Springs, Jefferson County, Ky.
Mrs. H. E. Thacker.
Gospel Advocate, January 25, 1940, page 95.
Holloway, Samuel W.
Samuel W. Holloway, my first cousin, was born in Aberdeen, Miss., February 8, 1861, and died on December 2, 1932, at his home, near Elbridge, Tenn. He had no opportunities to obtain an education, for his father died in Mississippi before he was a year old, and his mother died near Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, where the family had moved after the death of the father, before he was ten years old; yet, in spite of these handicaps, Brother Holloway became a very useful man. He obeyed the gospel in 1884 at Wood Schoolhouse, Obion County, under the preaching of our cousin, Brother Daniel Wright. At the age of thirty-three he began to make talks, and developed into a good preacher and an efficient elder. He had splendid native ability, a wonderful memory, and very few men could put more Scripture into a sermon than could he. Soon after his beginning to preach he moved to Texas, where he farmed, and also did much preaching in Montague, Wise, Jack, and Clay Counties. He was a lovable character, and during his thirty-seven years of preaching his brethren and neighbors of Tennessee, where he began to preached, continually sought his services. He returned to his home State almost yearly to hold meetings. He was also a companionable character. In innocent pastimes, such as fishing and hunting, no better partner could be found. Brother Holloway was very firm in his convictions, and made no compromise on what he believed the Bible taught. In Obion County, in 1882, he was married to Miss Alice Anderson. To this union were born four boys and three girls, all of whom are alive except the oldest boy and the youngest girl. Sister Alice died in February, 1931, at her home near Ropesville, Texas. Soon after the death of his wife, Brother Holloway returned to Tennessee to hold meetings, where he remained in his home county and preached the rest of his life. During his last stay in Tennessee he was married to Sister Richardson, who still survives. May the Lord continue to bless all his loved ones and help us to bear our sorrows.
S. C. Wall.
Gospel Advocate, April 20, 1933, page 383.
Holloway, W. W., Dr.
On Sunday, February 5, 1911, at his home in Union City, Tenn., Dr. W. W. Holloway departed this life. He was born in 1841, hence he was seventy years of age. He was in the Civil War under Gen. N. B. Forrest, and was a brave and dutiful soldier. Since the war he had been engaged in farming and practicing medicine, and was very successful in both callings. Brother Holloway was a good citizen, a kind and sympathetic friend, and a member of the church of Christ. He obeyed the gospel when a young man, and for more than forty years he had been in the service of the Master. He is survived by a wife and several children. The funeral was conducted at his home by Brother George L. White, after which his body was buried in Eastview Cemetery. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
W. Halliday Trice.
Gospel Advocate, April 13, 1911, page 448.
Holly, H. C.
H. C. Holly was born February 10, 1860. He lived in and around McConnell, Tenn., for over thirty-five years. His influence in the church was felt more extensively than many other Christians. He was an able song leader, and was appreciated by all who knew him. The last ten years of his life were spent in Jackson, Tenn., where he was an active member of the Central Church. Much of his time was devoted to studying and leading the song services. He was sociable, intelligent, and punctual, never missing any of the church services when physically able to attend. He became a Christian early in life, and never wavered in any of his Christian duties. His faith grew stronger as the years went by. He died in Fitz White Hospital, in Jackson, Tenn., August 6, 1934, full of faith and good works. He leaves one son and one daughter. He was laid to rest in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, near Fulton, Ky. Coleman Overby preached his funeral sermon.
W. Claude Hall.
Gospel Advocate, November 22, 1934, page 1135.
On Sunday morning, February 21, 1904, near Gatling, Texas, the soul of my dear father, Jesse Holly, took its flight to a better world. He was sixty years and eighteen days old. He had been confined to his bed with catarrh for over two years, and he bore his suffering with patience. He confessed Christ and obeyed the gospel, under the preaching of Brother I. P. Scarbrough, in 1879, at Pioneer, Texas, his old home, where he served as a deacon until he moved farther west, in 1899. He leaves a Christian wife, eleven children, and one stepdaughter to mourn his death; but we weep not as those who have no hope, for our loss is his eternal gain. We know that his soul rests in heaven. Among his last words to his beloved companion were admonitions concerning his children; he told her to rear them so as to meet him in heaven. He said that he was ready and willing to go and that there was a crown awaiting him. His sun has set; he now rests on that bright shore where sorrow and sickness, pain and death, never come.
Roxie Stagner., Clairemont, Texas.
Gospel Advocate, July 28, 1904, page 476.
Holly, Minnie Bell
On May 6, 1961, Minnie Bell Holly, wife of evangelist Homer J. Holly of Summerville, Pa., passed away. She had been severely crippled with arthritis for the last ten years and on the day mentioned suffered a stroke which took her life in a few hours. She was fifty-six years old. She left behind her husband and two children, Evelyn (Mrs. Lloyd Smith of Summerville) and Ruth (Mrs. Jean Dillon of New Castle, Pa.). There are six grandchildren. Several brothers and sisters survive also. She will be remembered by her friends in the Nashville area as Minnie Bell Richardson, reared in Jackson County, twenty miles from Gainsboro, Tenn., moving to Old Hickory in 1923. She was baptized at sixteen years of age, and married Homer Holly on September 13, 1924. She was a helpmeet to her husband as he preached in White Bluff, Tenn., in various congregations in the Nashville area, New Castle, Pa., and Hollidays Cove, W. Va. They have labored together in the Summerville area for the last fourteen years. Since the funeral, the oldest daughter and family have moved in with Brother Holly. The funeral was conducted by the writer May 9. May God bless and strengthen the family.
E. Ray Coates.
Gospel Advocate, August 10, 1961, page 511.
Miss Ada Holman died on Sept. 12, 1894, at her home in Activity, Monroe County, Ala., in the 24th year of her age. She was a member of the Church of Christ, and lived a consistent member up to the time of her death. She had spent many months of pain and suffering, and death came, no doubt, as a happy release from it all. She was conscious that she would never be well again, and said that she was not afraid to die, and requested all her friends to meet her in heaven. Her mind was perfectly clear to the last. If the writer ever knew a lady more universally beloved than Miss Ada, she cannot recall her. Everyone who knew her loved her. She was so pleasant, so amiable, so free from ostentation, and so considerate of the feelings of others, that wherever she went she carried joy and sunshine. She had a smile and a welcome for all she met, and her friends will hold her memory sacred as long as memory lasts. Few departures could have elicited such expressions of regret as hers. She was so gentle, so free from guile, so quiet, and so pleasant in her demeanor, that all who knew her loved her. With her humanity was the same. Whether adorned in purple and fine linen or clothed in the tattered habiliment so poverty, whether in palace or hovel, she had the same smile and the same greeting for all she met. Farewell, dear Ada. It is hard to say it, but such it must be. The world that knew you is better because of your earthly sojourn. If all to whom you have given a smile and done a kindness were to drop a flower upon your casket, you would sleep to-night beneath a wilderness of roses. God bless her bereaved friends, and help them to imitate her virtues and serve her God.
Gospel Advocate, August 29, 1895, page 555.
Holmes, Charles R.
Brother Charles R. Holmes was born on August 8, 1831, and died on March 1, 1911. His life, excepting four years of service in the Southern Army, was spent near Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was senior elder of the congregation and had many traits of character that made him a blessing to the church and to the community. In brief, he may be described as one who dealt justly, loved mercy, and walked humbly with God. He obeyed the gospel during Brother J. A. Harding's meeting here in 1885, and grew in favor with the disciples of Christ till he came, full of years, to the grave. His zeal may be imagined from the fact that when he was seventy-nine years of age he walked through the cold and snow to break bread on the first day of the week, thinking it was too bad to drive to town. While we miss his kind, gentle, paternal interest and sorrow over his death, we hope to meet him again.
J. Paul Slayden., Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, May 11, 1911, page 544.
Holmes, Elvey L.
Elvey L. Holmes, 72, passed away February 12, 1967. He died at his home in Montgomery, Alabama after a lengthy illness. He was a member of the Lord's church for about sixty years. He was born in Montgomery County Alabama, June 18, 1894. He lived in Montgomery for about fifty-eight years. At the time of his death he was a member of the Panama Street church in Montgomery. He was instrumental in beginning an early morning worship service for the benefit of firemen and others who would not have an opportunity to attend the regular services. He arose early and many times walked a mile to attend this service every Lord's day while others were still in bed. He was carried to this service in a wheelchair for a number of months after he grew too weak to make it on his own. Churches in Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama were profited by his association with them when he lived in these places. Because of the death of his first wife and lengthy illness and death of his second wife, he had to be both father and mother to his small children. No parent ever showed more devotion to his children than he did. Even under these trying circumstances and later with failing eyesight, he was always ready and anxious to be of service to his fellow-Christians and to do the work of the Lord. He is survived by his wife, Ruth M. Holmes, three daughters, Mrs. Verna Gray, and Mrs. Patricia Russell, of Montgomery, and Mrs. Barbara Bowman of Huntsville, Ala., and eight grandchildren.
Gospel Advocate, May 18, 1967, page 319.
Brother Giles Holmes died March 9, 1896, in about the thirty-eighth year of his life. Brother Holmes leaves seven fatherless and motherless children to mourn their loss. He was a consistent member of the body of Christ worshiping at Smyrna, Tenn. We trust that the brethren and relatives will look to the welfare of his orphan children. May our lives be such that we will all meet where there are no more good-byes.
W. J. Sweet.
Gospel Advocate, May 7, 1896, page 303.
Jesse Holmes, commonly called "Uncle Jess," was born near Scott's Hill, Tenn., about ninety years ago. He died on November 25, 1928. He was well known to the people all over the country where he lived. Until a few years ago he had been engaged in the general merchandise business. More than fifty years ago he became a Christian, and immediately, with the help of a few others, took the leadership of the old Scott's Hill congregation. He had many traits of character that will long be remembered by the people that have known him. He loved children as few men do, and they loved him. He taught what he called the "infant class" in Sunday school for a great many years. These "infants" are now forty and fifty years old, but every one of us remembers how we loved to be in that class. He has held hundreds of funeral services, being frequently called for this duty. I am sure that no one ever enjoyed seeing people obey the gospel more than he. His outstanding virtue was his faithfulness to attend the worship. He would come to church, rain or shine. For the past several years his mind had been failing, but even when his mind was almost gone he still came to church every Sunday morning. The writer conducted the funeral service in the new church building recently erected by the congregation. A large audience was present. His only living children, Mrs. Annie Winston and Walter Holmes, both of Ardmore, Okla., and Mrs. Ida Duck of Bells, Tenn., were there. His body was laid to rest by the side of Aunt Cynthia, his wife, who preceded him to the grave about sixteen or eighteen years.
C. S. Austin.
Gospel Advocate, January 10, 1929, page 44.
On February 21, 1931, Brother John Holmes, of Pleasant View, Tenn., peacefully slept with his fathers. He attained the age of seventy-three years. He is survived by his wife and two childrenMrs. Elizabeth Trabue, of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Wash Holmes, of Nashville, Tenn. "Uncle John," as many affectionately called him, was a faithful member of the body of Christ since early life. He was honored and esteemed by all who knew him. He studied to be quiet and to mind his own business. He was a good husband, an affectionate and indulgent father, a faithful friend, and a good neighbor. On his farm he wielded a potent influence over the farm hands and led many of them to Christ. The large church building at Coopertown overflowed with sympathetic friends when I spoke words of comfort to his bereaved family. Then they sadly followed his body to its last resting place in the beautiful cemetery at Springfield, Tenn. May the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort keep and sustain his loved ones and stay them with the precious thought that "blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."
Gospel Advocate, June 18, 1931, page 758.
Holmes, Mary Frances Woods
Sister Mary Frances Woods Holmes was born on June 10, 1852, and died on November 5, 1932. She obeyed the gospel at the early age of sixteen and was a faithful and devoted member of the body of Christ for sixty-four years. She was one of the sweetest and most beloved characters in the congregation. Hers was a most beautiful life, bedecked with rare piety and unselfishness. She bore her suffering with a fortitude that impressed all, and her death must have been precious in the sight of the Lord. She was married to C. R. Holmes in 1881, and since his death, many years ago, she and her sister, Sister W. R. Singleton, Murfreesboro, Tenn., have lived happily together. Sister Holmes had been a constant reader of the Gospel Advocate for more than fifty years and prized its influence most highly. Being absent from the body, we believe she is at home with the Lord.
J. Pettey Ezell.
Gospel Advocate, March 23, 1933, page 288.
Newton Holmes, son of Samuel and Mary Holmes, was born on August 2, 1849, and died at his home, near Gibson, Tenn., on December 6, 1904, after suffering for a long time with cancer. He entered the Master's vineyard many years ago, under the preaching of Brother Elihu Scott, and lived faithful to the end. Brother Holmes was first married to Lucinda Davis, and to them were born five children; after her death he was married to Sallie Vincen. He leaves a wife and five children, a father, three sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death. To the sorrowing ones I would say: Strive to live for Jesus and perhaps over the river you can meet Newton and dwell together while eternity rolls on. The funeral services were conducted by Brother E. C. L. Denton, and his remains were laid away in the Gibson Cemetery.
Gospel Advocate, April 27, 1905, page 271.
Holmes, Thomas L.
Hall of Farmville Lodge, No. 265, Free and Accepted Masons, May 14, 1908whereas it has pleased God in his wisdom to call from this lodge to that grand lodge above, that spiritual building not made with hands, eternal in the sky, our beloved brother, Thomas L. Holmes, we, your committee, beg leave to submit the following: Brother Holmes was born in Carroll County, Tenn. on March 28, 1844. He was married to Miss Addie Josephine Bolen on August 22, 1867. To this union were born five sons and two daughters, all of whom, with his companion, survive him, except one son who died in infancy. He united with the Christian Church in October, 1870, and held out faithful to the end. He was made a Master Mason in Farmville Lodge on April 13, 1873, and remained a useful and active member until March 17, 1908, when God called him home. We would say to the grief-stricken family: Weep not as those who have no hope; for "the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." The family has lost a true husband and a loving father; the church, a faithful member; the country, a loyal citizen; and the lodge, a hearty supporter of the tenets of Masonry. Therefore be it resolved: That a copy of these remarks be spread on the minutes of this lodge, a copy be sent to the family, a copy be sent to each of the county papers and one to the Gospel Advocate for publication.
C. E. Bolen; S. N. Scott; and M. P. Boyd., Committee.
Gospel Advocate, July 9, 1908, page 442.
Holt, Abner R. T.
Brother Abner R. T. Holt, son of Harrod and Martha Holt, was born, in Henry County, Va., on May 4, 1826; was baptized (in Stone River, in Cannon County, Tenn.), by Calvin Curlee, in 1849; was married, to Rebecca A. McClain, of Cannon County, on September 7, 1852; and died, in Limestone County, Texas, on November 5, 1903. Brother Holt moved from Tennessee to Missouri in 1852, and remained there for one year; he came to Texas in 1853, and remained here till his death. His death was due mainly to two dreadful diseasescancer on the face and consumption of the lungs. For several months preceding his death he suffered intensely, but he bore his sufferings with patience and fortitude. He was, while in Missouri, an elder in the congregation at Springfield, where I learned my first lessons in the gospel; afterwards he was an elder in the congregation at Prairie Grove, Texas, where I was associated with him; and still later he moved to a point near Mexia, Texas, and served the congregation there as an elder. He was a true man in all the relations of life. He leaves, to mourn their loss, an aged wife, seven daughters, a large number of grandchildren, and a host of friends. I was associated with Brother Holt in the church for thirty-five years, and his life was such that I can truly say that the world is better by his having lived in it.
N. B. Sikes., Prairie Grove, Texas.
Gospel Advocate, January 14, 1904, page 26.
Holt, George Phillip
Evangelist, debater and author, George Phillip (G.P.) Holt, died March 2. He was 77.
Holt was born in Rutherford County, Tenn., and was named after his maternal grandfather, G. P. Bowser. He received his early training at the Bowser Christian Institute. As a boy, he traveled with his grandfather, and it was this influence that stirred his desire to preach.
Holt was known for his powerful and energetic preaching. He experienced success in local ministry and evangelistic work and was in great demand to speak in gospel meetings, workshops and lectureships. Among the books he authored were Sources of Sunshine and Adventist Doctrine Upset.
He was a full-time preacher in Tennessee, Michigan and Oklahoma before serving for more than 30 years as pulpit minister for the Kingsley Terrace Church of Christ in Indianapolis, Ind.
He spoke in lectureships at Abilene Christian University, Pepperdine University, Harding University, Oklahoma Christian University and Southwestern Christian College.
After his retirement in 1991, he and his wife moved to Dallas to be near their children and grandchildren.
Holt was preceded in death by a son, Harold. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Olivia; a sister, Charlotte Fuller; three sons, George Jr., Robert and Carlton; two daughters, Winifred Jackson and Phyllis Davis; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were March 7 at the Highland Oaks Church of Christ in Dallas. (Picture included)
Gospel Advocate, March, 2001, page 45.
Holt, George Washington
On November 25, 1922, the messenger of death visited the home of George Washington Holt and took his spirit back to God who gave it. He was born on March 3, 1859. He was married to Miss Annie Lou Tomlin, to which union six children were born. All survive him except one dying in infancy. In 1883 he confessed faith in Christ and was baptized by Brother Jesse L. Sewell. He was always busy at some useful occupation. He was a great lover of home, and his children were among the most obedient children I ever saw. It makes our hearts sad to think that we shall never hear his voice nor see his face any more. Realizing death was near, he expressed his readiness to go, saying that there was not a shadow of doubt in his way, and exhorted those left behind to so live as to meet him in the "sweet by and by," where there will be no sad farewells, but all is peace and love. I would say to the bereaved ones: Weep not as those who have no hope, but put your trust in the Son of God, that at last you may meet him in the new Jerusalem. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Brother Oscar Parham, assisted by Brethren Seay, Tinnon, and Lackey, after which his body was laid to rest in the family burying ground.
Gospel Advocate, January 11, 1923, page 43.
Sister Lonie Holt, wife of Elder J. V. Holt, was born on November 27, 1877; was married to Brother Holt on April 13, 1898; was baptized into Christ in 1898; and died on May 31, 1906. Just before she died she called up her husband, children, and friends, and gave all a good talk, one by one, exhorting them all to obey the Lord and live the Christian life. She told them she was ready to go and be with Him whom she had lovingly obeyed while in life. Sister Holt was a true Christian. I had known her but a few months, but I found her to be a model Christian, mother, wife, and friend. We sorrow not as those who have no hope. I spoke to a large congregation at her burial. She leaves a husband, two small children, six stepchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
R. C. Ballard., Leesburg, Ala.
Gospel Advocate, June 21, 1906, page 395.
Sister Norene Holt, daughter of Brother and Sister Lee Holt, of Williamson County, Tenn., was born on June 26, 1907. She was baptized into Christ a few days before her fourteenth birthday, on June 5, 1921, by Brother F. W. Smith. She continued a faithful, sweet, Christian girl for the remaining four and one-half years of her life, and left a loving family and circle of friends for a better home on January 2, 1926. Of her two June birthdays, one into this world and the other into the family of God, it was said of her that as the anniversary of each drew near she felt more like celebrating her birth into Christ than that into the world. Her interests were religious and led her to reading of her Bible and godly conversation. She loved and enjoyed the Gospel Advocate. Of such as she a poet has said that there is a flower less on earth, but an added star in heaven. On a drear Sunday afternoon in January the writer conducted the funeral services, with the help of Brother J. S. Green, before a large concourse of friends, and her body was laid to rest in a family burying ground near Duplex, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, October 21, 1926, page 1007.
Sister Rebecca Holt, daughter of John B. and Nancy Womack Chesshir, and wife of F. M. Holt, was born in Bedford County, Tenn., in October, 1847. She moved with her parents, when only about two years old, to Corinth, Ark., where she lived until May 17, 1905, when she fell asleep in the arms of her dear Savior, whom she had so faithfully served since she was fourteen years old. She accepted the gospel as it was presented by one of Arkansas' old pioneer preachers, John S. Robinson. Her father lived his fourscore years and died in triumph of the Christian faith. Her mother still survives her, and she is nearing her fourscore years. Two brothers, two sisters, three sons, and three daughters, and last, but not least, a loving companion, are left to mourn their loss. She talked of her departure and of the grand victory she had won. She requested that I should conduct the service at her funeral, and that this, her obituary, should appear in the columns of theGospel Advocate, the paper she had so long read and so greatly admired. Farewell, dear sister, you have fought a good fight, you have finished your course, you have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for you a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give to you, and to all who love his appearing.
A. W. Reese., Nashville, Ark.
Gospel Advocate, June 29, 1905, page 411.
Holton, A. R.
A. R. Holton, seventy-three, died in his sleep here in the early morning hours of August 6. He had preached the gospel for fifty-three years.
Retiring from full-time preaching in 1962, he devoted his last months of promoting interest in the Korean mission program. In 1958-62 he served as an evangelist in Seoul, Korea.
The family requests that remembrances be contributed to the Korean mission effort. These gifts may be sent to the College church of Christ in Abilene, Texas, where he was a member at the time of his death, or the Sixteenth and Decatur church of Christ in Washington, D. C., which supported him in Korea.
Brother Holton attended school at Thorp Spring Christian College, received his M.A. degree from Texas Christian University and a B.D. degree from the Southern Methodist University.
He is a former president of Thorp Spring Christian College, was a faculty member at Abilene Christian College in 1917-18, and for four years was a professor of the New Testament in the Oklahoma School of Religion at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
Abilene Christian College honored Brother Holton in May, conferring an honorary doctor of laws degree upon him.
He has served the following churches: Central, Norman, Okla.; Hamilton and Tuxedo, Detroit, Mich.; Walnut Street, Sherman, Texas; Central, Nashville, Tenn.; Sixteenth and Decatur, Washington, D. C.; and Seoul, Korea.
On behalf of mission work, he made a two-year world tour in the late 50's preaching and working in Korea, Okinawa, Formosa, Hong Kong, Singapore Philippine Islands, Australia, Italy, Germany, France and England.
He was chairman of a committee which endorsed evangelists of the churches of Christ for the chaplaincy in the United States armed forces.
After returning to America from Korea in 1962 he was a script writer for the Herald of Truth up until October, 1963. He also contributed regularly to such publications as the Firm Foundation, Christian Chronicle, and the Gospel Advocate.
Brother Holton was born in Kosse, Texas, February 9, 1891. He married the former Verba Watson in 1916. They have two sons, John and Robert, and a daughter, Mrs. Nelda Winter of Torrance, Calif. John is a former administrative aide to Speaker of the House of Representatives Sam Rayburn. He is now a legislative counsel for the American Bankers Association in Washington. Robert, who lives in Dallas, is associated with the Herald of Truth. (Picture included)
Charles H. Marler.
Gospel Advocate, August 20, 1964, page 543.
Holton, Mrs. A. R.
Mrs. A. R. Holton, wife of the late minister A. R. Holton, passed away at age 84 in her home city of Abilene, Texas, early Monday morning, October 9, 1978, following a long illness. Her funeral, like that of her late husband, was held in the Abilene Christian University Church building. The ceremony was conducted on October 10, carrying out written instructions found among her belongings, which listed hymns she wanted sung and requested that her two sons, John and Robert, participate in the ceremony as they had in their father's ceremony.
Following many years of fulltime service in churches of Christ in this country, the A. R. Holtons were serving the Sixteenth and Decatur Street, N. W., church of Christ in Washington, D.C., when he at age 65 and she at age 63 were asked to go to Korea and work in the mission compound there.
Sister Holton did many great works among the Korean women and children, teaching them in daily Bible classes and helping them with individual problemstasks for which she was eminently qualified socially, spiritually, and educationally. Her husband served the Koreans equally well as a minister, preaching the Gospel to great multitudes, converting many.
Sister Holton and her husband loved all people and cheerfully responded to every opportunity to serve others, regardless of their origins or stations in life. As instructors and examples to the Sixteenth and Decatur congregation in Washington, D.C., of which this writer is a member, they inspired the congregation to strive to live as unselfishly as they; and surely they must have had the same influence for good in the many other congregations in which they served.
Sister Holton was well known and appreciated in many areas of this country as a knowledgeable, inspiring teacher of ladies' classes at lectureships and other similar functions. In June, 1972, she, at the Blue Ridge Encampment received the A. R. Holton Award for International Christian Service with a lovely inscription. (A. R. Holton, her husband, had been co-founder of the encampment more than 20 years before.)
Sister Holton leaves two sons and a daughter, John and Robert Holton and Nelda Winters; six grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Gospel Advocate, November 30, 1978, page 765.
Holtsford, A. P.
At his home in Florence, Ala., on Friday, October 23, 1914, Brother A. P. Holtsford departed this life. Brother Holtsford came to this city from Jackson, Tenn., in 1887. He was a contractor, and for many years he studied the Bible far into the night. From early manhood he had been a devoted servant of Christ and for about thirty years a preacher. He lived upon the earth eighty-two years and four months. He had several years ago selected the place of his burial and had everything carefully arranged, even to the selection of three passages of scripture to be read as a part of a simple burial serviceparts of Job 14 and 19; 1 Thess. 4:13-18. He was "ready to go." A few days before his departure, in answer to a question as to his faith in the promises, he said: "I believe every word in that Book." The deceased is survived by Mrs. Margaret Holtsford, who was a faithful Christian wife; also four daughters and three sons, as follows: Mrs. Claud Bell, of Commerce, Texas; Mrs. John Brosins, Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. Alice Stevenson and Mrs. Margaret White, St. Joseph, Mo.; J. L. Holtsford, Florence, Ala.; A. P. Holtsford, Jr., Huttig, Ark.; Moss B. Holtsford, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Isaac C. Hoskins.
Gospel Advocate, November 26, 1914, page 1251.
Holtsford, Hiram S.
Hiram S. Holtsford, after a lingering illness, died on February 8, 1899, at his home in Lauderdale County, Ala., eighteen miles north of Florence. He was born on September 24, 1834. He leaves several children, all of whom are now grown, his wife having preceded him to the other shore. Let us give special sympathy to the boy and girl left at home, who cannot have the advantage of a father's counsel in building their character. We are not able to unseal the destiny of the dead or change their fate in any way, therefore our object must be to benefit the living; and "what thou doest, do quickly," for life is as the morning vapor, and death is only a dream. Brother Holtsford obeyed the gospel at a meeting held by T. B. Larimore, one of the world's greatest preachers and the best pulpit orator in the South. We all know full well that death's angel will soon visit us; so let us be ready, that, when life and its labors are ended, we can lay them down with this physical man at the feet of the Master, and have the happy reflection of a life spent in the service of the One who is to come again, and hear him say: It is finished; come up higher, and witness the realities that "eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,"
Bill S., Iron City, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, April 20, 1899, page 251.
Homes, John, Jr.
Death has again visited our little church at this place and taken from us John Homes, Jr. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Homes, Sr. The subject of this sketch was born Jan. 2, 1873, and died Dec. 28, 1894, making the days of his pilgrimage on earth 21 years, 11 months, and 26 days. He made the good confession before many witnesses under the preaching of Brother H. H. Usrey on the fourth Lord's day of April, 1894, and the same day was buried with his Lord in baptism, and for aught we know lived a humble Christian life to the day of his death. Brother Homes was in very poor health for fully twelve months before his death, which was caused by that fell destroyer, consumption. He leaves behind him his father, and mother, and his aged grandmother, five brothers, two sisters, and a host of friends, to mourn their loss, but we trust that their loss is his great gain. "Blessed are they who do his commandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life, and enter in through the gates into that city which hath foundations whose builder and maker is God."
D. W. Lundy., Pleasant Hill, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, April 11, 1895, page 239.
Sister Amilda Hood, of Washburn, Mo., wife of H. J. Hood, died at Odessa, Mo., on December 26, 1907. Sister Hood was a Christian, a loving wife, a kind and tender-hearted mother. She will be greatly missed by friends and relatives by Brother Hood and the dear children. Their hearts are now sad and lonely; the family is broken. O, how sweet the thought that loved ones may meet againmeet to part no more! Then, bereaved ones, let us look heavenward until we cross the river of death and pass through the open gate into the holy city, the home of the soul, there, with Jesus our Savior and "the spirits of just men made perfect," with God our loving Father, to live forever.
D. A. Cole., Granby, Mo.
Gospel Advocate, February 6, 1908, page 92.
Hood, Frances A.
Early on Wednesday morning, November 5, 1902, the death angel visited the home of Brother and Sister J. H. Schley, of Jefferson County, Tenn., and claimed for his victim their aged mother, Frances A. Hood. Sister Hood lived to see the seasons of eighty odd years. She had been a faithful member of the church of Christ for a number of years; and when the summons came, she could truly say, with Paul: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." Henceforth there is a crown of righteousness which the Lord has prepared for her to enjoy throughout eternity. She leaves children and grandchildren to mourn her death. To them we can say: Weep not as those who have no hope; "for we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." With such a hope as this we should not weep as those who are not prepared to meet the angel of death. The sun and moon may fall, kingdoms and republics will fall; but those who build their hopes on sacred heights will never fall, but, when the Lord shall descend with the voice of the archangel and the trump of God, shall burst asunder the bands of death and shall come forth from the grave in spotless purity and enter into the joy of our Lord.
J. H. Horton., Garden City, Ala.
Gospel Advocate, November 27, 1902, page 762.
Hood, Josie Hagle McGee
Mrs. Josie Hagle McGee Hood was born in the year 1891, and was reared near Lyle, Tenn. In early girlhood she was born into the family of our Lord, being baptized by Brother Will Hassell, and was obedient to the faith till death. She was married to Albert Hood in 1911. She fell asleep in Jesus on April 13, 1930, at seven o'clock. She wished to die early in the morning, and her wish was granted. She was stricken with paralysis and lived only nine days. She leaves, to mourn her death, father, mother, and four sistersMrs. W. H. Lyle, Mrs. Lillie Oakley, Mrs. Alice Horner, and Mrs. Genie King. She was carried to the church of Christ in Franklin, Tenn., where funeral services were conducted by H. L. Calhoun. She was laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery.
Gospel Advocate, June 26, 1930, page 617.
Hood, W. W.
Our beloved friend and brother, W. W. Hood, was born on August 4, 1837, and died at his home in Rogers, Ark., on November 20, 1902. He obeyed the gospel in 1868 under the preaching of old Brother Mulky. Brother Hood was confined to his bed nearly eight months, and suffered greatly, but bore his sufferings without a murmur. He often said that he was ready to go and was just waiting for the summons to come. He was always glad when his brethren came to see him, so he could talk about the sweet promises found in God's word. At such times he seemed to forget his afflictions. He was a reader of the Gospel Advocate for more than twenty years, and had no patience with any paper or preacher who did not strictly adhere to God's word; and he loved the truth and would contend for it. Brother Hood leaves a wife and four sons, three of whom are Christians. Our prayer is that the dear one who is out of the ark of safety may come into the fold and all live faithful until death, and be an unbroken family in that home prepared for the faithful in Christ. We will greatly miss Brother Hood, but by the grace of God we hope to meet him where partings will be no more.
H. L. Wilson.
Gospel Advocate, January 1, 1903, page 10.
Hoodenpyl, G. W.
In the town of McMinnville, Tenn., on Sunday morning, November 10, at nine o'clock, G. W. Hoodenpyl departed this life of sin and sorrow to rest with those that are waiting the great and final day of judgment, when all the faithful ones will hear those blessed words: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: . . . enter into the joy of thy Lord." He was born on March 25, 1833; was baptized by Brother H. L. Walling about thirty years ago, and has been a faithful member of the church ever since. He leaves a devoted wife, three sons, one daughter, and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted by Elder William Thurman.
Susie Lewis., McMinnville, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, December 19, 1907, page 814.
Our dear sister in Christ, Mary Hoodenpyl, wife of P. A. Hoodenpyl, and daughter of Brother George Etter and his wife, was born Oct. 13, 1867; was married to Brother Hoodenpyl Jan. 9, 1895; and died Feb. 6, 1896. She obeyed the gospel, under Brother Larimore's preaching, in June, 1893, and lived a consistent member of the church of Christ until death took her away. A little over a year before her death we see a lovely maiden, her cheeks aglow with the bloom of young womanhood, her eyes sparking with life and joy, her very being animated with bright hopes and sweet anticipations of pleasures to be enjoyed in consequence of duties performed in filling her mission as wife and mother; but, alas! as the beautiful flowers are nipped by the untimely frost, so death robs us of our dearest friends, and causes our brightest earthly hopes to perish; but there is a beauty of soul beyond the reach of death, and pleasures greater far than earth can give. As we view it, Sister Mary was called away when most needed; for she left not only a husband, who needed so much her companionship, and three stepchildren who learned to love her, but a sweet, tender babe eighteen days old, never to realize what a dear mother it had. She was the first link taken from the family chain, and it was a sore trial to give her up. Besides father and mother, she left five sisters (all members of the church) and a half brother. She was a dutiful child, a delight to her family, devoted to her husband, and faithful to God. The host of relatives and friends who attended her funeral, and wept beside her grave, showed that she was loved by all who knew her. The influence of her gentle, sweet life still lives in the hearts of the living. To the bereaved ones I would say: Meekly bow under this rod of affliction, and lean upon the precious promises of God's word. Set your affections on things above, and endeavor to reach that home where sorrow never comes and loved ones never part.
J. R. Stubblefield., Viola, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, May 7, 1896, page 303.
The death angel visited the community of Elmwood, Okla., on September 14, 1916, and claimed for its victim old Brother Garrett Hoogendoorn. He was born in Holland on June 18, 1844. In 1870 he was married to Alberta Schippers. She departed this life several years ago. To this union four children were bornJacob, Mary, John, and Garrettall of whom survive him. He was born into the kingdom of Christ on May 9, 1911, and lived a faithful member until death. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery at South Flat in the presence of a large crowd. The writer spoke words of comfort to the bereaved ones and emphasized the importance of preparing for this separation while living. It was my privilege to know him nearly two years, as we met together for worship on Lord's days at Garrett Schoolhouse. During these two years of our acquaintance not one word did I ever hear uttered against him by saint or sinner. The church has lost one of its faithful members here on earth, the children have lost a loving father, and the community has lost one of its best citizens.
H. A. Whitefield.
Gospel Advocate, November 2, 1916, page 1096.
Hooks, Virginia Wade
Our sister, Mrs. Virginia Wade Hooks, daughter of William H. and Amanda Wade, was born near Florence, Ala., July 14, 1845; she was "born again"that is, born into the family of GodOct. 20, 1867, at Mars' Hill, Ala.; she was married to Curtis D. Hooks Dec. 13, 1868; she finished her course, at her home in Florence, Ala., Aug. 8, 1896; her body was buried in the Florence, Ala., cemetery Aug. 9, 1896. How brief is life! How brief its record! How brief the story of the painful journey of a pilgrim through this world! Born, "born again," married, died, buriedthese six words tell the story from the cradle to the grave. "O why should the spirit of mortal be proud?" Friends who know say: "Virginia was always good."
T. B. Larimore., Florence, Ala.
Gospel Advocate, January 7, 1897, page 12.
Hooper, Annie Laura
Sister Annie Laura Hooper (nee Hewgley) was born on April 1, 1877; was "born again," "of water and the Spirit," in 1897; was married to Brother W. S. Hooper in February, 1898; and died on July 27, 1909. While sister Hooper did not, of course, claim to have no faults, she was a faithful member of the one body and took great pride in the Christian life. She was a teacher of a class of girls in the Sam's Creek congregation. She enjoyed the Lord's-day services and was at her post of duty when health permitted. She was always willing to share her means with the poor, and regularly "laid by in store" on the first day of the week. One of her ardent desires while on her deathbed was to be able once more at least to go to church. "If I can only be able to sit in the buggy during services." Brethren, if we all were so anxious as this, fewer would "forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the custom of some is." How often do we neglect our duty for trifling excuses! If you seek God's kingdom first, can you remain at home when under the same circumstances you would go to a friend's burial? Is not the remembrance of Christ's death and sufferings more important than that of any earthly friends? While Sister Hooper was anxious to get well to serve her Master here, she was willing to go and be with him "over there." She prayed constantly in her illness and frequently sung "Rescue the Perishing" and "When We Get Home to that Beautiful Land." The writer knew her for the three years he labored with the Sam's Creek church, and we believe she has gone to her reward in glory. Loved ones, be ever true, and in your sorrows "sorrow not as others who have no hope." May all be more faithful. Dear brethren and friends who are yet out of Christ, be led by this dispensation of God's providence to become, in fulfillment of Christ's demands and a faithful sister's desire, a Christian only and only a Christian.
R. C. White.
Gospel Advocate, October 7, 1909, page 1277.
Sister Bulah Hooper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cunningham, was born on July 23, 1888, and died on April 9, 1911. She obeyed the gospel at the age of fourteen, under the preaching of Brother Luther B. Jones, at Adkins' Schoolhouse, and her faith never failed. She was married to Virgil Hooper on February 24, 1910. She had not met with the disciples here for some time, as her two-months-old babe was very frail, but she was planning to come when the weather got pretty. She said a few days before she died that she wished we had our meetinghouse done, but she died before we had met a single time in it. I heard her husband say some time ago that Bulah had him converted, although he has not been baptized yet. We hope he will not put it off long. I do not think she had an enemy, but she had a host of friends. She leaves a father, mother, brother, husband, and babe to weep for her; but the best thing for us to do is to look to Him who does all things well and be ready when we are called.
Jennie Womack., Limrock, Ala.
Gospel Advocate, May 11, 1911, page 544.
Hooper, E. E.
E. E. Hooper was born on March 4, 1866, and died on January 9, 1926. He was married, December 26, 1886, to Miss Geneva Pack. He obeyed the gospel in the fall previous to his marriage. He leaves a wife, three daughters and six sons, besides a host of relatives and friends, to mourn his death. His life was that of a farmer, in Cheatham County, Tenn., about twenty miles west of Nashville, the farm on which he lived for the major part of his life and on which he reared his family being located on Sam's Creek. Brother Hoper was ill for a long time before his death. He became a victim of the influenza when it was at its worst in this country. From the effects of this disease he never fully recovered. As a result of the complications which set up, he lingered over a period of about five years, during which time he was not able to do any work. He was not confined to his bed all of the time, but was barely able to be up a part of the time. During his illness he attended the services of the church when he was able. When he was not able, he always requested that the Lord's Supper be brought to him. Sister Hooper always saw that his request was granted. Often when conditions were such that neither of them could go to the worship, they would have services among themselves. Funeral services were conducted at the home by members of the home church. The body was laid to rest at a cemetery on his place.
Ernest D. Shelton.
Gospel Advocate, July 8, 1926, page 644.
Hooper, Egbert C.
Egbert C. Hooper was born in Ashland City, Tenn., on December 23, 1865. When about sixteen years of age, he came to Nashville and obtained employment with the Nashville Banner. He came to the McQuiddy Printing Company about thirty-five years ago as a Linotype operator, and remained here till his sudden passing. After a few years, he became a proof reader, eventually reading practically all the proof for the Gospel Advocate and its various publications. In this he was noted for his conscientious, accurate, and painstaking work, making a large contribution to McQuiddy's reputation for accuracy. Being faithful and dependable, we intrusted much of the work on the Advocate to him, and of course we miss him. Those who know the care required in doing first-class printing appreciate his high type of work.
About two years ago Mr. Hooper suffered a slight stroke, but it did not seem to immediately impair his health nor usefulness. During his last few weeks he had not been feeling so well. On April 18 he was here at his desk as usual, completed his word on the Advocate of April 20. After reaching home he had a heart attack and passed quietly away about 8 P.M. His wife, two daughters, and two brothers survive. He was a brother to the late Brother J. O. Hooper, a long-time member of the McQuiddy Printing Company, who died a year ago last February.
Deceased was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church, Nashville, where he was an elder, Sunday-school superintendent, and member of the choir. His preacher for twenty-five years, Mr. A. S. Allen, conducted his funeral, and said his life was clean in thought, word, and habit; that he was truthful, gentle, impartial, loyal, reverent, and humble. Being associated with him almost daily for twenty months, I can say he deserved that splendid tribute. He was a fine man in many waysquiet, unassuming, and strict, even appearing stern; but underneath there was a kindly spirit and a fine sense of honor and justice.
E. G. S.
Gospel Advocate, April 27, 1933, page 397.
Sister Fannie Hooper, aged sixty years and two days, was called from this life during our meeting at Sycamore, Cheatham County, Tenn., on September 18, 1911. She became a Christian at an early period in life, and, so far as we are able to know each other, served her Master faithfully unto the end. Sister Hooper was a resident of Nashville, but at the time of her death was visiting her only sister, Mrs. Girard. For many years she had been a very patient sufferer of heart trouble, but bore her sufferings as a brave soldier of the cross. It was the writer's good pleasure to meet Sister Hooper only a few days before the fatal stroke came. Although diseased as she was, she was cheerful and kind and bore every mark of a true Christian lady. She leaves, to mourn her loss, five daughters, one son, one brother, one sister, and a great host of friends. Dear children, weep not, even as others which have no hope; for mother's cares, toils, and pains are over, and she now rests in the hands of the great Father who provideth all things good for them that love him and keep his commandments. May each one of you be Christians, even as mother was, that when the final summons comes to you it may be said of you: "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
J. P. Ezell., Bowling Green, Ky.
Gospel Advocate, October 26, 1911, page 1237.
Hooper, Harry J.
On Tuesday, May 16, we buried Harry J. Hooper, of Paragould, Ark. He was only forty-six years old. Harry was a very successful businessman, and was active in his work, until the end. He worked in his place of business as usual on Saturday, May 13, and attended church services on Sunday following. Soon after noon of the same day he was stricken with a heart attack and died within a short time. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hooper. He was born in Kentucky, but moved with his parents to Arkansas when he was a small boy. He and Miss Zelma Thompson were united in marriage, and to this union two boys were bornHarry J., Jr., and Bobby. Harry J. Jr., is somewhere in the South Pacific. Besides his companion and boys, he leaves his mother (Mrs. A. B. Hooper, Paragould), three sisters (Misses Olga and Pauline, Paragould, and Mrs. Elmer Hicklin, Kennett, Mo.), and two brothers (Herbert and Paul, Paragould). Harry was a faithful member of the church. The congregation in Paragould will miss him. Funeral services were conducted at his home by R. C. Walker and the writer. His body was laid to rest near his father's grave in Linwood Cemetery, Paragould.
B. G. Hope.
Gospel Advocate, June 15, 1944, page 407.
Brother Hubert Hooper, son of Mrs. M. H. Fussell, of Dickson, Tenn., died at Bridgeport, Ala., on February 4, after an illness of twenty-eight days. His mother and sister were with him during the last two weeks of his illness, but all that kind hands and loving hearts could do was of no avail. Brother Hooper came to Bridgeport and attended Alatennga College during the year 1905-6, and after spending the summer vacation at his home, he returned to Bridgeport, entering college for another year's work. None knew him better than I, as he had roomed with me almost all of the time while here. To those whom he could serve he was the most obliging and faithful person I ever met. He never cherished hatred or malice in is heart even against those who failed to appreciate his thoughtfulness, but was always ready to perform the slightest service that he thought would be appreciated. He had bright anticipations for the future, looking forward to the time when he could step out upon the threshold of life prepared for life's battles, and then lift the burden from off the shoulders of those who were sacrificing so much for him. He became a Christian when thirteen years of age and none were more true or faithful than he. His many friends extend their sympathy and love to those who now mourn his departure, and of whom he often spoke so lovingly, thoughtfully, and affectionately. May the Lord bless us all as we strive faithfully here below, and at last bring us to that rest that knows no disappointment, sadness, pain, or sorrow, but where all will be joy and gladness, sunshine and peace, for evermore.
A. B. Blazer.
Gospel Advocate, April 4, 1907, page 222.
Hooper, Andrew Jackson Allen
Another of our loved ones has been called from this earth to that brighter and better home just "over there," where death is no more. On September 17, 1926, after one week's illness of paralysis, death came into our midst and claimed for its own Andrew Jackson Allen Hooper"Uncle Jack," as he was familiarly known by so many. He was born on March 31, 1860. He was a member of the church of Christ, obeying the gospel under the preaching of Brother Absalom Nicks in 1882. He was a faithful member and will be greatly missed from the Rock Church congregation, near Dickson, Tenn. He was married to Lucy Dunn on December 15, 1881. To his happy union two children were born. One died in infancy; the other, Mrs. Dixie Spann, of near Charlotte, Tenn., survives him. We all loved him for his work's sake and his sunny disposition. He was always ready with a smile and a helping hand. Funeral services were conducted by Brother J. H. Horton, of Dickson, and his remains were laid to rest in the Rock Church cemetery. Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by one brother, Gus Hooper, of Paragould, Ark.; one half bother, Will Hooper, of Nashville, Tenn.; several grandchildren; and a host of friends and other relatives. We should not weep as those who have no hope, for "blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." May we try to live so that we can meet him "some sweet day" where partings will be no more.
(Mrs.) L. V. Mitchell.
Gospel Advocate, February 10, 1927, page 143.
Jesse Hooper was born in Dickson county, June 28, 1812, and died on Pond Creek, Cheatham county, where he had lived since a small boy, Dec. 1, 1893. He obeyed the gospel under the teaching of Brother James C. Anderson, in 1840, and lived a faithful and consistent Christian to the day of his death, a period of fifty-three years. He had been married twice, leaving five sons and two daughters by his first wife, all useful citizens. Three of the sons and the two daughters are active and useful members of the church, and two daughters, children of his old age, by his second wife, also highly respected members of the church. They all have prosperous families. His last wife still survives him, though feeble and aged. She has lost none of her Christian zeal, she and her first husband being baptized by Brother Anderson at the same meeting at which her second husband and his first wife obeyed. Though he suffered greatly for several days before his death, he expressed himself as perfectly willing and ready to go, having neither doubts nor fears as to his future destiny. He filled county offices of public trust several different times, but left a record untarnished in every instance. The community, though he had lived over fourscore years, has lost a good and useful citizen, the family a kind husband and father, the church a faithful, intelligent, and helpful member. "He rests from his labors, and his works follow him." May we all die the death of the righteous, and may our last end be like his.
G. F. Cullom.
Gospel Advocate, March 15, 1894, page 166.
Hooper, Lelia Wesson
It was on February 10, 1947, that Sister Lelia Wesson Hooper, the widow of the late A. B. (Gus) Hooper, passed on to her reward. Sister Hooper was a former native of Kentucky, having been born in Graves County, Ky., October 4, 1875. She had been a member of the church of Christ for about sixty years, but had been unable to attend the services for the last few years, due to her health. I understand that she had been an invalid for some time, but she was quite cheerful and faced the prospect of departing this life with calm resignation and planned the details for her own funeral service, selecting the pallbearers and exhorting her children not to grieve over her departure. Sister Hooper is survived by five children Mrs. Elmer Hicklin, of Kennett, Mo.; and Herbert, Paul, Olga, and Pauline Hooper, all of Paragould, Ark. I spoke the final words of comfort and consolation to the relatives and friends in the auditorium of the church in Paragould, after which Sister Hooper's body was laid to rest in lovely Linwood Cemetery, on the western outskirts of Paragould.
J. A. McNutt.
Gospel Advocate, July 10, 1947, page 502.
Hooper, Lovell H.
Brother Lovell H. Hooper, the subject of this sketch, was born August 13, 1834, and died Feb. 5, 1894. He leaves behind him a wife, two married sons and their wives, and a single son and daughter to mourn their loss. Brother Hooper accepted and obeyed the gospel Jan. 22, 1857, under the preaching of Robert Trimble, and lived faithful as a husband, as a father, and as a Christian to the day of his death. No man that I have met was stronger in the faith of Christ or truer to his convictions than he. In an intimate acquaintance with him of several years, I have never known him to falter or waver in any matter of duty. He was quiet and undemonstrative, yet you could not fail to see that he was for God's teaching and requirements in every instance. His membership when I first knew him was at Bellview, Dickson county, Tenn., and for the last two years he shared liberally in the struggles and trials of the congregation at Dickson. Having "fought a good fight," he has gone to receive the "crown of righteousness" awaiting him. We are sad, but our loss is his gain. May we imitate his virtues and meet him in heaven.
J. W. Grant.
Gospel Advocate, October 18, 1894, page 657.
Hooper, Maggie K.
Maggie K. Hooper, daughter of Jesse and Nancy A. Hooper, was born on November 30, 1864, and died on June 5, 1912. She was married to F. M. Hooper on December 17, 1889. Sister Hooper became a Christian at the early age of twelve. She was a faithful and zealous woman in the service of her Master. She was anxious that everything be done that could be for the advancement of the cause of the Lord. While living at Ashland City three years, I always found Sister Hooper in her seat in the front of the meetinghouse, whether there was preaching, church meeting, or prayer service. She was ready with a kind word and a helping hand to do good wherever she could. Her husband was very devoted to her, as she was to him, and toward the last of her sickness closed out his business in order to stay with her night and day to the end. Sister Hooper contended earnestly for "the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints;" and, having lived according to that faith, we are assured that when the Lord shall descend from heaven with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God, she will be one of the first to rise from the dead. If we would have part in that first resurrection, let us live in the Lord that we may die in him. May the Lord help us all thus to live.
E. H. Hoover.
Gospel Advocate, March 20, 1913, page 280.
Hooper, Mary E. McCaslin
June 1, 1965, God called one more of his children to rest. Sister Mary E. McCaslin Hooper was born November 24, 1867, making her 97 at the time of her death. She was laid to rest in the Union Cemetery, Dickson, Tenn., by the side of her husband, Harry Hooper, who preceded her to the grave sixty-six years. To this union one son was born, Victor Herbert Hooper, now residing in Rogersville, Tenn. She reared her son in the nurture and admonition of the Lord as she became a Christian early in life and remained faithful to the end. She was an ardent reader of the Bible, Gospel Advocate and Herald of Truth. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and the criterion for those who compose the household of which she has been a member for more than ten years, the Church of Christ Home for Ladies. She taught school forty-seven years in Dickson, Hickman and Humphreys Counties. During the last months of her life, her strength was abated, her eyes grew dim but her days were spent in quiet courage, patiently waiting. We, of the Home, sadly miss "Aunt Mary" as she was lovingly called. The esteem in which she was held was attested to by the lovely floral offerings, sweet songs and comforting words by D. Ellis Walker and E. Winston Burton. She fought the good fight, she kept the faith and we believe there is a crown of righteousness laid up for her.
Luna Harper Davidson.
Gospel Advocate, July 15, 1965, page 463.
Hooper, Nancy A.
Nancy A. Hooper, wife of the late Jesse Hooper, was born near the head of Sam's Creek, February 1, 1823, and died July 14, 1895. She obeyed the gospel under the preaching of Brother J. C. Anderson in 1840, and had continued a faithful member of the body of Christ to the day of her deatha period of fifty-five years. She never saw the colors of her Master trailing in the dust that she did not take them up. She was always ready to speak for Christ, and believed in the power of the gospel to save. Her maiden name was Cullom, and was the youngest of a family of ten. She had been married three times, and buried her last husband two years ago the first of next December. She had been the mother of ten children, seven of whom survive her, of whom Dr. J. H. Hooper, of Pinewood, Hickman County, is the oldest. She was put away in the presence of a large circle of relatives and friends. Such scriptures as she had selected on her dying bed were read, marking with emphasis the fourth chapter of Second Timothy; also the songs she had requested to be sung were both read and sung by her nephews and nieces.
G. F. Cullom., Lillamay, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, August 22, 1895, page 543.
Hooper, Sallie E.
Sallie E. Hooper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Dozier, of Dickson, Tenn., was born on November 29, 1873; was married to John W. Hooper, on April 3, 1892; and died on January 30, 1904. She was baptized, by Brother R. W. Norwood, on July 6, 1893, and lived a consistent, Christian life. She was a devoted daughter, wife, and mother. She leaves a father, a mother, a husband, and three little children, to whom her death is a great loss. To her it is but a sleep in Jesus and a peaceful entrance into eternity's bright world.
A. S. Derryberry.
Gospel Advocate, February 18, 1904, page 106.
Hooper, W. R.
Another soldier of the cross lays his arms down. Brother W. R. Hooper, born July 7, 1864, believed God's holy testimony and became obedient to the faith July, 1882, and after physician, kind, loving Christian wife, relatives, and friends had done all they could, on Dec. 25, 1894, his spirit took its flight. We believe Brother Hooper was a devoted Christian. He leaves his wife, three little children, mother, brothers, sisters, and friends in sorrow. But we will not sorrow as those who have no hope. God's will be done.
A. J. Luther.
Gospel Advocate, May 2, 1895, page 288.
Hooper, William Frederick, Sr.
William Frederick Hooper, Sr., was born near Nashville, Tenn., in Cheatham County, on February 7, 1891. On April 6, 1960, at the age of sixty-nine, he went away from us to be with Jesus. He is survived by his wife, Josephine, two children, William F. Hooper, Jr., and Mrs. Stacy Norman; six grandchildren, three sisters and four brothers. He moved to Ocala, Fla., in 1911, and resided there the remainder of his life. When Brother Hooper moved to Ocala the church was not meeting regularly. He went to Gainesville to worship. It was not long, however, until, through his solicitation, some brethren in Tennessee sent R. C. White to Ocala to conduct a meeting. This meeting resulted in twenty-two people being baptized. Included in this group were his wife and her sister and his father-in-law and his mother-in-law. From this time on the church grew in Ocala. He loved the church dearly and sacrificed and served in its interest. His faith was like Abraham's in that it was a working faith. It can truly be said that he loved God and was a friend to man. He lived to see his two children obey the gospel and marry Christian companions. Brother Hooper was a subscriber to the Gospel Advocate for forty-five years. We that remain of his family and relatives are deeply grateful for the assurance that he is gone from us to join the great host of the redeemed. We do not weep as some, but we look with hope to that great day when we shall be united in that fair and better land. His memory shall linger on vividly on our minds. We shall miss him. We thank God that we have learned to say, "Thy will be done."
Ernest D. Shelton.
Gospel Advocate, May 26, 1960, page 334.
Hooten, Edgar M.
Edgar M. Hooten was born July 11, 1889; died December 28, 1935, at his home, Duck River, Tenn. He was married to Miss Minnie Tucker on December 25, 1910. Seven children were born, five of whom survive. Surviving are his wife (Mrs. Minnie Hooten), four daughters (Mrs. Cleaves Baker, Nashville, Tenn.; Ima Lee, Gladys, and Jean, all of Duck River), one son (Dozier, Duck River), two granddaughters (Elinor Jane and Peggy Ann Baker), his father (William D. Hooten, Duck River), and a brother (Harley E. Hooten, Tottys). He was employed at the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway shops in Nashville. He obeyed the gospel September 5, 1901. He took an active part in the worship. He lived in Nashville fifteen years, worshiping with the New Shops and Pilcher Avenue congregations. Leonard Jones, of Nashville, and F. C. Sowell, of Columbia, Tenn., conducted the funeral services at Shady Grove.
Miss Ima Lee Hooten.
Gospel Advocate, January 16, 1936, page 71.
Hooten, Mary S.
Sister Mary S. Hooten, widow of the lamented William R. Hooten, died on June 4, 1903. She was born on August 14, 1825, and was seventy-seven years, nine months , and twenty days old. In early life she obeyed the gospel at Old South Harpeth, Tenn., and was baptized by the man who afterwards became her husband. In 1838 she and Brother Hooten were married, he being thirty-two years her senior. They lived pleasantly and happily together for fifty-four years. She was as faithful, consecrated servant of Christ for sixty-five or more years as her circumstances would allow. No children blessed their union; but they were by no means idle in using their means in rearing and educating others. Sister Hooten was a great, grand, good woman, and we believe that she has gone to join her husband, who preceded her eleven years, in the realms of delight, in the "home of the soul." We are sure that the world has been, is now being, and will continue to be, blessed by their having lived in it. They truly "rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." Their influence is felt strongly by those to whom they were father and mother and will continue to be felt by their children's children while time shall last.
Gospel Advocate, July 30, 1903, page 490.
Hoover, Albert Ray
Albert Ray Hoover, of Calvert City, Ky., was born March 17, 1870; died November 29, 1937. He was married to Nonnie Lena Rudolph, December 7, 1893. She preceded him in death on June 21, 1937. To this union were born five children, four of whom surviveRobbie and Floyd, of Calvert City, Ky.; Lynn, of Altoona, Pa.; and Wilson, of Mayfield, Ky. One daughter, Lela May, departed this life a little over twenty years ago. Brother Hoover also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mona Sharpe, of Owensboro, Ky.; one half sister, Mrs. Sis Hoover, of Hartford, Ky.; and six grandchildren. Brother Hoover served the church at Calvert City as one of its elders for several years. He cherished an abiding interest in Christ and his principles. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a considerate friend to all. His life was humble and unassuming. One of the characteristics of manhood he constantly stressed was that of honesty. He was kept from the public quite a lot due to a nervous condition. His constant aim in life was to so liveand die in that waythat heaven would be his eternal abiding place.
Jewell Norman., Benton, Ky.
Gospel Advocate, January 20, 1938, page 71.
Hoover, Ann Eliza (Hunter)
On the morning of April 6, 1905, Sister Ann Eliza (Hunter) Hoover passed over the river, leaving the shores of time, landing in eternity. She was born and reared in Kentucky. She was born on November 1, 1844. At the age of twenty years she was married to Mr. Hoover on December 20, 1864. She became a Christian in the year 1871. Her husband died on November 26, 1876, leaving her a widow. In the following year she moved to Tennessee and had for some years lived in the town of Franklin, where she died. Two of the children had died; and she now leaves a remnant of the familytwo sons and one daughterto mourn the loss, to them, of a mother who had always been to them what a Christian mother should be. She was known as a most conscientious, good woman, willing, at all times, to do her part. She has fought the battle and has laid aside the armor, and now rests from her labors; and her works do follow her.
James E. Scobey.
Gospel Advocate, April 27, 1905, page 271.
Hoover, Christopher C.
Christopher C. Hoover was born in Cannon County, Tenn., on March 18, 1853, and died on his sixty-fourth birthdayMarch 18, 1917. On the following day he was buried in a family graveyard near Woodbury, Tenn., while a large concourse of friends were gathered to do him honor. The funeral services were held in the Woodbury house of worship, the writer doing the preaching. Brother Hoover was the type of man that would be missed from any communityplain, unassuming, dignified in his bearing, loyal to his family and his friends, to the church, and to his conviction as always. In a few remarks made at the grave, Judge Houston, a lifelong friend of his, paid a high tribute to his moral integrity. While Brother Hoover was not a public speaker, yet his influence was unquestioned. His light was not the meteor's flash that surprises and dazzles for a moment and then disappears forever. His was the steady light that flickered not. The world could easily dispense with the former kind of light, but it would suffer irretrievable loss were it deprived of the latter kind. "How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!" David spoke this concerning Saul, the mighty king and warrior. To-day, while the battle is still raging, the mighty are falling around us, and they leave the issue of the conflict between right and wrong in the hands of younger soldiers of the cross. Of Abner, another great commander, he said: "Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?" Brother Hoover was no earthly prince, nor was he a great man as the world counts greatness. But true greatness consists in sterling worth, humble submission to God, and loving service to fellow man; and these were characteristics of his. A man like Brother Hoover is sure to leave behind an influence that is far reaching. He leaves a wife, four sons, and two daughters to perpetuate his work. From two of the sons, who have chosen for their lifework the preaching of the gospel, we shall expect much, and through them we shall see his influence extending still further.
S. P. Pittman.
Gospel Advocate, May 17, 1917, page 494.
Hoover, Jacob, Sr.
Brother Jacob Hoover, Sr., is dead. He was born on December 21, 1821, and departed this life on August 10, 1906. For more than sixty years he had been a faithful follower of our blessed Master. He loved God's word and delighted in reading and discussing it. He was ever ready to speak words of encouragement to those who were laboring in the Master's vineyard. The writer in company with Brother E. H. Hoover, a young preacher and grandson of the deceased, visited him last summer, and it was quite a treat to us to hear this old soldier of the cross talk of God's word and tell us to press on with our work. Brother Hoover was married to Miss Mary Keel in January, 1839. She has been dead twenty years. They reared four children, who were all members of the church of Christ. Only one of Brother Hoover's children survives himBrother C. C. Hoover, the father of the young preacher. Brother Hoover was loved and respected by all who knew him, as was shown by the great concourse of people who attended his funeral, which was held in a beautiful grove near the burying ground. He was buried in the Keel burying ground, about one mile north of Woodbury, Tenn. One who knew our brother said to the writer, when he knew I was to talk at his funeral: "You never talked over a better man. You cannot say too many good things about him."
W. Halliday Trice.
Gospel Advocate, September 6, 1906, page 571.
Brother James Hoover was born in the State of Illinois on June 22, 1831, and died on January 21, 1913, in Stephenville, Texas, at the home of his son-in-law, Brother L. F. Hudgens. Brother Hoover was married, at the age of twenty-three years, to Miss Nancy Underwood, who preceded him to the grave about seven years. To them were born eight children, all of whom are living, except one little girl who died at the age of eight years. Brother Hoover came to Texas in an early day, settling in Upshur County. Several years ago Brother and Sister Hoover came to Stephenville to live with their daughter, Sister Hudgens. For the past four years Brother Hoover had been an invalid, and had been lovingly and tenderly cared for by his devoted daughter, who saw that his every want was supplied. Brother Hoover was burned to death when the home of Brother Hudgens was destroyed by fire. Both Brother and Sister Hudgens were painfully burned in trying to rescue Brother Hoover from the flames. I would say to his heartbroken children: Weep not as others who have no hope; for when Jesus comes to make up his jewels, your dear father will be among the number of redeemed souls. The writer conducted the funeral services.
J. F. Morrow.
Gospel Advocate, May 8, 1913, page 452.
Hoover, Mrs. John L.
At the request of relatives, I write of the life and death of Mrs. John L. Hoover ("Aunt Thankful"). She was the daughter of Maj. William Murphy, of Bedford County, Tenn. She was married to Major Hoover, of Rutherford County, in 1832, where she afterwards made her home until the time of her death, which occurred on May 11, 1908. She had only one childDr. W. M. Hoover, a reputable physician. Her last days were spent under the care of the Doctor and, after his death, that of his family. Sister Hoover and her husband united with the church of Christ soon after their marriage, and I believe performed, as far as possible, their duty. She was well situated, so far as this world's goods could situate one, yet she was economical in living and was never tolerative of any kind of extravagance. She was kind to those she met on life's weary way. Sister Hoover, like all, possibly had some faults. Who has none? Hence we look toward and depend on the mercy of our Father in heaven. To the survivors let me say: Be as good as you can to all the people you can, as long as you can, and I believe you will meet your loved one in the land where the "sun goes down no more." To this end may the Lord help you.
F. F. Dearing., Bellbuckle, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, February 11, 1909, page 183.
Hoover, John Pinkerton
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1892, by the hands of Masons, Odd Fellows and Christians, was laid to rest the body of young John Pinkerton Hoover, aged 25 years, 2 months, and 11 days. He was kind, generous, and hospitable, from his childhood to the day of his death, which occurred Dec. 3, 1892, in Mansfield, Texas. John, like many young people, had neglected the "great salvation" until shortly before he died, at which time he turned to God. He left here to mourn his early death a kind father and mother, one sister, also an aged grandmother. To you who are bereft I would say, "Sorrow not as those who have no hope." Who knows but that if John had lived longer he might have been led by some device of the wicked one away from God, and died without the kingdom of heaven? Yea, I had rather follow all my children now to the grave than realize that later I should bury them in their sins. He requested that I should speak at his burial, which I tried to do. Dear John, ere this the worms have destroyed your body, but I trust your young spirit is somewhere in God's rest. I hope to meet thee where the "surges cease to roll."
F. F. Dearing., Bellbuckle, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, September 28, 1893, page 611.
Hoover, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Hoover was born April 27, 1853, in Cherokee County, Texas; departed this life August 20, 1934, in Haskell County, Texas at the age of eighty-one. She was married to M. C. Hoover, January 4, 1876. To this happy union were born five childrenthree girls and two boys. Her husband preceded her in death forty-eight years ago. Only one child survives her, Mrs. Sid Medford, with whom she had made her home for thirty-six years. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three brothers. All but one brother was present at her funeral. She was laid to rest in the Howard Cemetery at 4:30 P.M., Tuesday, August 21. Brother Young conducted the funeral services, and J. O. Starks led the song services. She bore her last suffering in patience and in true faith and fortitude. She had been a member of the church of Christ for many years, being baptized by E. M. Borden.
Mrs. Ollie Gilleland., Granddaughter.
Gospel Advocate, October 18, 1934, page 1015.
Hoover, Nonnie Lena Rudolph
Mrs. Nonnie Lena Rudolph Hoover, daughter of R. H. and Sylvia Jane Phelps Rudolph, was born May 12, 1874; departed this life as the clock was striking twelve the night of June 21, 1937. How beautifully does the ending of one day and the beginning of another illustrate the ending of a life in time and the beginning of a life in eternity! She was married to Albert Ray Hoover, December 7, 1893. To this union were born five childrenone daughter, Lela May, who preceded her to the grave, and four sons, who survive her: Julius Robbie and Floyd Ramond, of Calvert City, Ky.; John Lynn, of Altoona, Pa.; and Wilson Ray, of Mayfield. She leaves to mourn her absence a true and tried companion, four faithful and loving sons, six grandchildren, a large number of relatives, and a host of friends. Nonnie has occupied a mother's place since she was thirteen years of age, as her own mother left to her care four children to love and help rear, which work she did as nearly as could have been done by an own mother. She professed faith in Christ in early life and united with the
Oakland Cumberland Presbyterian Church. After marriage she changed her church relationship and united with the church of Christ at Sharpe, Ky. She lived a Christian life and remained faithful to God's truth until the angels took her home. Time cannot erase the memory of loving service which she rendered nor stay the impress of a vanished hand. Self-interest was lost and forgotten in the administration of home duties. She loved and lived for her family and our heavenly Father. If she could speak with the voice that is so familiar she doubtless would say: "Dont' weep, for I am not dead, only removed from a world of affliction and disappointment to the haven of sweet rest."
J. L. Hoover.
Gospel Advocate, September 2, 1937, page 838.
On June 8, 1915, at 9:10 P.M., after a protracted illness, the death angel claimed for his victim our beloved brother, Orin Hoover. About one year ago, during a series of meetings in Selkirk, the writer had the pleasure of assisting our Brother Hoover in putting on the Lord in his own appointed way by being baptized into him. From the time of his birth we have reason to believe that our brother tried hard to live a consistent life in Christ Jesus. By living in the Lord, although his Christian life was short, he died in the Lord, and he is now resting from his labors, and his works have followed him to his eternal home. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." Brother Hoover leaves a lovely Christian companion, two boys, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. After a short service at the house, the remains were interred in Selkirk cemetery, after which all went to the church house, where the writer addressed a filled house of attentive listeners on "Who Are Enrolled in the Lamb's Book of Life."
W. F. Cox.
Gospel Advocate, August 19, 1915, page 834.
Hoover, Robert Floyd
Robert Floyd Hoover, 51, of Martin, Tenn., died March 13, 1971, at Volunteer General Hospital. He was an employee of General Telephone Company for eighteen years and moved to Martin in 1959. He was an elder in the Gardner church of Christ.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruth Hoover, two daughters, Mrs. John E. Coleman, Jr., and Miss Patsy Hoover of Martin; two brothers, Hoyt Hoover and Donald Hoover of Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine H. Sanford of Nolensville and Miss Doris Hoover of Manchester and two grandsons, Scott Coleman and Sandy Coleman.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at Gardner church with Eulane Walker and Sidney White officiating. Burial was in East Side Cemetery.
Gospel Advocate, May 27, 1971, page 335.
Hope, Amanda White
On July 29, 1924, the death angel visited our home and claimed for its victim our dear grandmother, Mrs. Amanda White Hope. She was born on December 26, 1837. She was married to John G. Hope on January 2, 1855. To this union eleven children were born, six of whom are still living to help comfort the sad father, who is over ninety-two years old. Grandmother's life was not a perfect one, but she was ever striving toward perfection. She was not unmindful of her duty to her God, her friends, and strangers who came to her door. She was a faithful, loving wife and mother, thoughtful and unselfish, keeping her home peaceful and happy through her unselfishness in the service of those about her. She accepted the gospel plan of salvation in early life, and to her there was no fear of death. Her passing was as quiet and peaceful as her life had been. Her death has made our home very sad and lonely, but we are comforted by the words of our Savior: "Sorrow not, even as others which have no hope." Funeral services were conducted by Brother Harvey W. Riggs, and the remains were laid to rest in the Mount Vernon Cemetery at Sulphur Lick, Ky. May God help us to live the Christian life, so that her heart will be filled with joy when we go to meet her in the home beyond.
Gospel Advocate, March 19, 1925, page 281.
Hopkins, Jennie Alice Daniel
On January 4, 1904, the death angel visited the home of A. E. Hopkins, of Tom's Creek, Perry County, Tenn., and called to the spirit land his devoted wife, Sister Jennie Alice Daniel Hopkins, daughter of Brother and Sister W. T. Daniel, Sr., of Tom's Creek. Sister Hopkins was born on May 26, 1866. She was married, to Brother Hopkins, on January 27, 1883; and to them seven children were born, six of whom are living. She obeyed the gospel early in life, and lived a consistent, Christian life till God called her home. She was a devoted daughter, wife, and mother. Although an invalid for years and bedridden for months before the end came, she was cheerful and patient beyond conception. Her friends loved her sincerely and she was greatly appreciated by them. There was no sacrifice too great for her to make for those she loved. She never criticised unkindly, but she ever sought the good and noble in the character of others. She leaves a father, a mother, a husband, six children, several brothers and sisters, and a host of friends to mourn her death; but to her death is but a sleep in Jesus and a peaceful entrance into eternity's bright world. "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." May her loved ones be faithful in obeying God's word, looking forward to a happy meeting beyond the river of death, where there will be no more parting.
J. H. Hill., Linden, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, March 31, 1904, page 202.
Hopkins, Cattie Emily Bates
Cattie Emily Bates came into this world on November 3, 1879. She sojourned in Ashley County, Ark., forty-two years, four months and twenty-two days. Even then we were grieved to see her go. We were glad to have her here. She was so good and kind to every one that everybody loved her. We should rejoice that she went home. It is better for her. She has a far brighter and more beautiful home than we could give her here. We may see her in that beautiful home some day; in fact, we may share it with her. On January 5, 1902, she became the wife of Brother John Hopkins, also of Ashley County, Ark. Nine children were born to themfive sons and four daughters. Two died in infancy. The younger of the children are not old enough to appreciate the loss of a mother's love and care, but they sorely need it. Sister Hopkins was baptized by the writer during a meeting at Trafalgar, Ark., in August, 1911. She was a true Christian, and died in the triumphs of a living faith. The bereaved husband and motherless children have another tie to bind them to the eternal home.
W. T. Breedlove.
Gospel Advocate, June 29, 1922, page 619.
Hopson, W. H., Dr.
Dr. Hopson was born in Christian county, Ky., April 26, 1823. Entered into rest in Nashville, Tenn., April 20, 1888aged 64 years 11 months and 23 days. For more than two years he had made his home with Bro. R. Lin Cave, his son-in-law, where besides the unceasing and untiring care rendered by his devoted wife, the whole family kindly and affectionately did all that was possible to make his last days enjoyable.
During the last sixteen months I have watched the sun of his life gradually sinking, slowly but surely. His majestic form had gradually shrunken till he was scarcely a suggestion of his former self. He never seemed to suffer pain. He would always say, "I am very well," when asked about his health. He was hopeful to the last that he would get well and again be permitted to preach the gospel. He said to the writer some months ago when he was too weak to walk, "As soon as the weather gets better and I am a little stronger I will come over to Woodland street and show you how to preach," while a pleasant smile played over his countenance and the old time twinkle came into his eyes. Alas, I knew then that he would never preach again! When he spoke of death it was always with that calm assurance that comes of a life devoted to the cause of the Lord. He was ready and fearlessly waited for the summons. He died as one going to sleep, without a struggle. A great man in Israel has fallen! When shall we see his like again? The whole brotherhood mourn his loss. His memory is an inspiration to all our preachers and a legacy to the church. Prof. McGarvey delivered the funeral discourse giving a brief outline of the doctor's life and we laid him to rest in the beautiful cemetery, Mt. Olivet. He rests from his labors and his works do follow him.
R. M. Giddens.
Gospel Advocate, May 2, 1888, page 14.
Hopwood, L. Josie
On March 16, 1894, in Lewisburg, Tenn., Sister L. Josie Hopwood, at the age of 38 years and 18 days, departed this life. She was married to Brother N. S. Hopwood April 7, 1872, and for twenty-four years she had been a consistent, useful member of the Church of Christ. For several months anxious friends have watched by her bedside, and each week registered the end nearer and nearer. At last the angel of death swept on sable wings into the home, and bade her heart be still and her soul to come with him. As we watched the ebbing life pass from her mortal body, we thought of His words who said, "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." Her life, I am told, was like a gentle river. Having its rise in the hills of God's grace, it flowed through the green fields of love and service, and out into the great ocean of eternal life. There, unhindered by the ills and sufferings of the flesh and the trials of this life, she will forever enjoy God. May all of those who loved her and who love the Lord so live that when the message comes for them to go they will be robed and ready to join that innumerable throng that has gone to the sweet rest of God.
W. H. Sheffer.
Gospel Advocate, May 24, 1894, page 326.
Horn, Henry T.
In the year 1832, Lee Horn moved from North Carolina to Mississippi, locating in Tallahatchie county, with his five motherless children. In a short time the father died and left the children to battle for themselves. On April the 9th of the present year, Henry T. Horn, the last surviving member of that little family, died at his residence on the old homestead that was settled by his father, in the 70th year of age. He was a good citizen, faithful friend, noble husband and kind father. Love of kindred, neighbors, old friends and home, was a marked family trait and was strongly developed in the subject of this sketch. All his life, which had been moderately prosperous, had been spent in the narrow house circle of his boyhood days, with the exception of that four years that he was in the army. He was no respector of persons and his bountiful board was ever spread for the poor and needy, while the latch-string of his door always hung on the outside to the humblest of his fellow men. No man could ever say of him that he had made a distinction on account of rank or station. The poorest peasant in the realm, if he possessed character, was as much respected by him as the king on the throne. The honorable toiler in the workshop had as high claims to his regard as the richest grandeur that ever graced Wall Street. His energy had become proverbial and his time was never wasted. His hand was ever busy providing the comforts of life, beautifying home, ere doing acts of kindness. One object of his special care was the little family grave-yard on the hill a few hundred yards from the old home. This is now his last resting place and flowers may bloom, and ever greens cast their shade on the brow of that hill as it reflects the last rays of an evening sun, but no more faithful hand will ever cultivate those flowers or prune those cedars than the one that lies buried there. Blest be his memory for favors bestowed in the hour of need, and may his noble deeds not soon be forgotten.
Lee Jackson., Palo Alto, Miss., April 22, '91.
Gospel Advocate, May 6, 1891, page 280.
Horn, James R.
In the melancholy evening of April's farewell day, James R. Horn passed to the next stage of life's marvelous experience. The departure was happily arranged. The five children and the wife who had helped bear the burden of their nurture went with him homeward as far as the bounds of flesh permitted. Surrounded by these and others who had companioned with him in the Lord, he passed, with quietness befitting his life on earth, from Gunter Hill, a protg so dear to his heart, unto the higher life in the hills of glory. Should all the evils he did during his long discipleship of more than two score years live after him, the world would tire of their narration; for even his faults leaned to virtue's side. He had for several years been a deacon in the Gunter church and a director of the college. If lifelong devotion to the Lord and perseverance in every good work are sufficient passports of a returning soul, blessed is the man whose future is as bright as that of this good man whom many rejoiced to call their sincere friends. Directors of the Gunter College, for which he had done so much, acted as his pallbearers; and E. H. Rogers, A. Ellmore, R. C. Horn, and T. V. Smith spoke of him to a large gathering at his old home in Collin County. May the general bereavementfor we all feel bereftadd stability to our professions, sympathy to our deeds, and intensity to our hope of an early reunion.
T. V. Smith., Madill, Okla.
Gospel Advocate, September 11, 1913, page 884.
Horn, John W.
Dr. John W. Horn, who passed away May 2, 1956, was born in Jasper County, Miss., July 28, 1880. For more than forty years he lived in George County, Miss., near Lucedale. During most of this time he was actively engaged in the practice of medicine until forced to retire because of ill-health several years ago. Noted as a diagnostician, he was unusually successful in obstetrics and enjoyed one of the largest practices in the state. She had brought between four and five thousand children into the world. When physically able he never refused a call. Day and night his services were available to rich and poor alike. More than twenty years ago he, with one or two others, was baptized by H. D. Jeffcoat. From this small beginning arose the Rocky Creek Church, now one of the strongest in South Mississippi. Much of this growth may be attributed to his untiring efforts. He led many to Christ. He had a fine grasp of the scriptures and was never too busy to teach those with whom he came in contact in his daily work. His influence lives on in the lives of those he taught and inspired. Funeral services were held on the lawn of his home May 4, with Farris Havard, of Amory, Miss., in charge, assisted by Houston Eubanks of the Rocky Creek Church. He was laid to rest in Rocky Creek cemetery among the friends and loved ones with whom so long he lived and labored. He is survived by his wife, one son, three daughters, three brothers and three sisters, among them Mrs. Winborn.
O. L. Winborn.
Gospel Advocate, July 19, 1956, page 638.
Horn, Monte Thurston
The largest concourse of people that ever gathered upon a funeral occasion in Rector, Ark., or vicinity, is reported by one of the local papers to be that of the vast number of relatives and friends who mingled their sympathies and tears together as they looked for the last time, in this life, upon the "house" in which Sister Monte Thurston Horn lived before she went away. She had been in Mexico and Texas for the last four years trying to stay the hand of the relentless "white plague;" but finding the spirit in preparation to quit its "earthly house," she asked "Jack" to bring her to her old home to spend her last days there among her friends of former days. She had been here only one week when her soul departed, January 22, 1914. She was only twenty-seven years old and had been married but four years. Her loving husband's attention toward her during that time was such as that it has been the subject of much commendation. Among her many relatives is Dr. Donaldson, one of the elders of the church of Christ in Rector, and the prime cause of the teaching that led "Monte" to accept the invitation of the gospel under the preaching of Brother A. O. Colley about twelve years ago. During the days of her declining health she expressed herself as getting great consolation from the reading of the Bible. Many beautiful flowers were given as tokens of love and esteem for the deceased and family. We will all meet "Monte" again. The writer spoke the last words of sympathy to the great crowd on the above occasion.
T. B. Thompson.
Gospel Advocate, May 21, 1914, page 567.
Terry Horn, 85, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Oct. 13, 1993.
A member of the Laurel Church of Christ in Knoxville, Horn had traveled extensively, visiting missionaries in many parts of the world and encouraging their work.
Horn was a charter member of the Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee and was named Knox County "Agribusinessman of 1992."
He had also been active with the Christian Student Center of Knoxville and the Blue Ridge Assembly of Black Mountain, N.C., among other activities including Tennessee 4-H Clubs.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Bowen Horn; two sons, Terry G. and Howard Bain; a daughter, Beth Horn Waters; six grandchildren; a sister and a brother.
Gospel Advocate, January, 1994, page 55.
Hornbeak, S. M., Dr.
Dr. S. M. Hornbeak was born on July 19, 1837, and died on September 27, 1913. He was born and reared in Hickman County, Tenn. He served four years in the Civil War, and it was said of him by his comrades that he was a faithful soldier. After the war he married, moved to West Tennessee, and practiced medicine for several years, but on account of his physical condition he gave up the practice of medicine and settled down as a farmer. His parents and all of his brothers and sisters belonged to or believed in the doctrines of the Methodist Church. Capt. T. H. C. Peery, who lived in Obion County, married a sister of Dr. Hornbeak. Soon after this marriage Sister Peery gave up the teaching of the Methodist Church and was baptized into Christthe first of the family to cut lose from her "first love." During the summer of 1878 Brethren Roulhac and Smithson (the blind preacher) were holding a meeting in Hornbeak, when Dr. Hornbeak decided to be a Christian only and was baptized by Brother Roulhac. Some time after this his wife gave up denominational affiliation and obeyed the gospel. She died about twelve years ago. Funeral by Brother Srygley. They left three childrena son and two daughtersall grown and all members of the New Testament church. The Doctor had many friends and was esteemed very highly for his sterling worth and force of character. He loved his family, his family loved him; but he has gone from his home, his children, and his friends. Thus one by one we are crossing over to meet with those who have gone before.
John R. Williams.
Gospel Advocate, February 5, 1914, page 188.
Horne, Clarence Richard
Died, of consumption, Dec. 10, 1893, Brother Clarence Richard Horne, the son of Sister Virginia Horne, and brother of Sister John W. Fry. He was 26 years, 2 months, and 20 days old. Day after day are we called upon to record, with sorrowful hearts, the sad ravages of the great destroyer of human life, as he pursues his desolating march over this world of ours; but scarcely have we ever performed the duty with more heartfelt reluctance and unfeigned regret than in this instance. Another of earth's loved ones has departed for the spirit world in the morning of life, and thus are we admonished of the uncertainty of life. A career of usefulness was just opening before him, when all the fond hopes of a doting mother and a loving sister were about to be realized; but alas, the spoiler came, and recklessly dashed the golden bowl to the earth, and dissipated the pleasing illusion upon which their fancy dwelt! May the God of all consolation and comfort sustain them in this hour of affliction, and enable them to bear it with resignation and Christian fortitude. If the sympathy of friends could heal the wound it would be more than healed. Nothing but the gentle hand of time, and the still more gentle influence of our holy religion, can heal it. May the Lord be with them, and strengthen them with might by his Spirit in the inner man.
J. W. Shepherd., Lynnville, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, January 18, 1894, page 60.
Mrs. Virginia Horne, widow of Richard Horne, died in her seventy-eighth year on June 10, 1921, at the home of her son-in-law, John W. Fry, Columbia, Tenn., where she made her home. Since the death of her only daughter she has been both mother and grandmother to the grandchildren of her deceased daughter and to her orphaned niece. She was left a widow over forty years ago, with three children, all of whom preceded her to the beyond. In both faith and works she was a devout Christian and lived for others. Her husband died of wounds received during the Civil War. She was positive in opposing all wars, and when her grandsons crossed the sea to serve our government in the great war she prayed to live to see them return; but one, her youngest grandson, was killed in training in England. His body was brought back and interred in Rose Hill Cemetery, where she has since been buried by his side.
Gospel Advocate, September 1, 1921, page 852.
Brother Luke Horner was born, near Bismarck, Ill., on November 23, 1846. He was married, on September 12, 1872, to Miss Harriet Vansickle, and to this union were born two daughters. He was baptized into Christ, by Brother A. Elmore, in August, 1893; and he was appointed an elder of the church of Christ in Bismarck on January 2, 1904. His death was from heart failure, and it came suddenlyand to his family, unexpectedlyon Wednesday, May 18. On the occasion of his funeral I spoke on the subject of the living hope which comes to us through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Brother Horner was a man of few words, one who attended strictly to his own affairs, and one who believed in the all-sufficiency of the Bible and the church. His death is deeply felt in the family, the church, and the community. Such a life needs no commendation from my feeble pen, "for of such is the kingdom of heaven." May his faithful wife and daughters take consolation in the Lord's "exceeding great and precious promises" of which the apostle speaks. (2 Pet. 1:4.)
Gospel Advocate, June 30, 1904, page 410.
Horton, Floyd H.
Floyd H. Horton was born o December 13, 1905, at Hanceville, Ala. He passed away within fifteen minutes of a heart attack July 28 at the home of a sister at Carbon Hill, Ala., where he was engaged in a gospel meeting. Funeral services were conducted by the writer, assisted by John T. Lewis, on July 29, in the auditorium of Central Church in Birmingham, with over five hundred people present. Floyd was baptized into Christ at age thirteen in Hanceville. Upon the death of his father, Linus Horton, a leader in the Hanceville church, at age sixteen he quit school to assist his mother so that the six younger children could continue school. At age twenty-six he began to preach the gospel. He completed his high school work, attended Freed-Hardeman College, and finished at Howard College, while preaching in Birmingham. On October 26, 1941, he was united in marriage to Miss Juanita Postlethwaite, of Tarrant City, Ala. He has done full-time work with the following churches: Casey, Ala.; Chisholm, Montgomery, Ala.; Woodlawn, Birmingham, Ala.; Red Bank, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Tucson, Ariz.; Sherman Street, Denver, Colo.; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Central, Los Angeles, Calif., to which he moved last November. Brother Horton was one of our more able preachers, a student, a balanced man, generally loved, and a personal friend. The Hortons are generally identified with the progress of the church in North Alabama. His faithful, Christian wife and two children will make their home with her parents, her father being an elder in the Trussville church, just out of Birmingham. Floyd was preceded in death by one brother, Fred, whose funeral services I conducted in 1938. He is survived by: his wife and two daughters, Linda Sue (age eight years) and Mondra Nell (age five months); his mother, Mrs. J. C. Longshore, Hanceville, Ala.; two brothers, Howard, Nigeria, Africa, and Allan, Trion, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. M. R. Chappell (Edith), Carbon Hill, Ala., Mrs. G. H. Little (Ora), Trion, Ga., and Mrs. M. T. Conniff, Jr. (Velma), Birmingham, Ala.; and by several nephews and nieces.
Gospel Advocate, September 17, 1953, page 607.
Horton, Harriet M.
Harriet M. Horton, formerly Harriet M. McElroy, was born Aug. 11, 1843; died April 29, 1893. She leaves a devoted husband, three loving children, two sons and one daughter, besides a host of relatives and friends, to mourn their loss. She was a true Christian, and was ever ready to learn and walk in the light of heaven's truth. She became a member of the Church of Christ at the early age of sixteen, and lived a true Christian till God saw fit to remove her from her bed of pain to a brighter world on high. Her neighborhood and friends will miss her, but words cannot express the aching void in the hearts of her family. The light has gone out of their home; they feel that life never again will be as bright as it once was to them, since mother, wife, and sister has been taken from them, and their grief almost seems unbearable; but the healer of all sorrow will be with them, binding up their broken hearts and whispering loving words of comfort to them, in this hour of deep affliction and sorrow. Christ will never forget or forsake his sorrowing children in this sad hour. She was afflicted for many years, and bore her suffering with Christian fortitude. For weeks she had known her days were numbered on this earth, but she was ever cheerful, always looking to a higher power for support. She expressed herself willing to die, and leave her children in the hands of God who gave them, feeling that she was going only a little while before them, and would be there to welcome them home to that beautiful city above. We laid dear aunt Harriet in the family graveyard to await the resurrection morn.
Hattie Bryant., Midland, Tenn., May 7, 1893.
Gospel Advocate, June 1, 1893, page 349.
Horton, L. F.
Brother L. F. Horton was born on April 25, 1883, and died on October 16, 1921. He was a brother in the flesh to Elder J. Henry Horton, who is well known and loved by many Christians. Brother Horton obeyed the gospel when he was quite young, and was a devoted, Christian husband and father. He leaves a widowed mother and wife, seven children, two brothers, one sister, and a host of friends. To the bereaved ones I would say, in the language of Paul: "We would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that fall asleep; that ye sorrow not, even as the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him." (1 Thess. 4:13, 14.)
M. A. Creel.
Gospel Advocate, November 17, 1921, page 1128.
Horton, Mildred Gladney
Mildred Gladney Horton, 73, died Aug. 7, 1991, at her residence in Honolulu. Born Nov. 24, 1917 in Hanceville, Ala., she married her childhood sweetheart, Howard Horton, Dec. 23, 1938.
Survivors include her husband, minister of the Honolulu Church of Christ, Keeaumoku Street; two daughters, Angela Horton Atchison of Oklahoma City and Crystal Ann Horton Schellenberg of California; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving are a brother, Melvin Gladney of Cullman, Ala.; and three sisters, Ellen Gladney Moulton of Valdosta, Ga., Beatrice Gladney Gilley and Jean Gladney Glover, both of Cullman.
Mrs. Horton was educated at Hanceville High School, where she was valedictorian in 1935, and graduated from David Lipscomb College and Pepperdine College.
As co-worker with her husband, the power of Mrs. Horton's influence touched four continents: (1) North America, living in Alabama, Maryland, Tennessee, California, Oklahoma and Hawaii; (2) Africa, living in Nigeria; (3) Asia, living in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines; and (4) Australia.
Typical of her sacrificial service was her care, with her husband, of many refugee children in Vietnam in 1967-68.
Mrs. Horton assisted her husband in establishing a preachers training school in Nigeria. She supported her husband, who was a gospel preacher, a teacher in several colleges and universities, and a worldwide missionary. She took particular interest in training children of many nations, and taught in a number of school systems both in the United States and abroad.
Funeral services were conducted by Paul M. Tucker and Glenn Posey Aug. 12, 1991, at Hanceville. The body was laid to rest in Hopewell Cemetery in Hanceville.
Gospel Advocate, March, 1992, page 28.
Horton, Rouchen Nathaniel
Rouchen Nathaniel Horton, born Sept. 17, 1891, died Dec. 19, 1986, at Valdosta, Ga. His wife, Bonnie preceded him in death April 10, 1981. The Hortons were married Dec. 31, 1921.
Brother Horton first lived and taught school in Warren County, Tenn., and then moved to south Georgia in the 1930s where he served as a public school teacher and administrator.
He was a faithful and capable gospel preacher. He began preaching in 1907. As a serious Bible student he accumulated a good library which, in his latter years, he gave to young preachers and to the library of Freed-Hardeman College.
In 1976 he reprinted at his expense and gave to the college his book, The Theory of Premillennialism. The subtitle is "As Taught to the Church of Christ by R. H. Boll with Comments and Scripture Refutations."
Brother and Sister Horton were friends and supporters of Freed-Hardeman College. They established the Rouchen and Bonnie Horton Bible Teaching Fund. A scholarship also has been established in their names.
Truly the Hortons were some of God's unsung heroes. We are thankful for their good life and for the plans they made to use their estate to help young people profit from Christian education at Freed-Hardeman College.
E. Claude Gardner., President, Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson, TN 38340.
Gospel Advocate, February 19, 1987, page 124.
Hosey, M. A.
Early in the morning of Nov. 23, 1895, the summons came that relieved Sister M. A. Hosey's body from pain and her soul from prison. Sister Hosey was born Sept. 2, 1855, in James County, Tenn. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McCombs. She came to Arkansas with her father and two sisters in the spring of 1880. She was a member of the Baptist Church for several years, but after hearing the gospel preached in its purity she obeyed it cheerfully, and was baptized by Brother McBride, Oct. 9, 1891. Sister Hosey was a victim of consumption for more than three years, and for many weary weeks was confined to her room, yet she never murmured, but patiently awaited until God was pleased to release her from her pain. She said she knew she could never get well, and was not afraid to die, for she had done what the Lord had required her to do. Sister Hosey was a true, humble Christian and a good neighbor. She was loved by all who knew her. She delighted in reading the Bible and hearing the gospel preached. Her memory will long be fresh in the minds of her many friends.
James W. Johnson.
Gospel Advocate, February 20, 1896, page 128.
Hoskins, Albert N.
Albert N. Hoskins quietly stepped into eternity at nine o'clock Thursday morning, January 9. He was seventy-three years old, and a baptized believer twenty-four years. Brother Hoskins was a man of conviction and courage, ready always to grow in grace and knowledge of the truth. For many years Brother Hoskins labored faithfully in an area where the church generally has been untaught on the music question and missionary societies. About two years ago, under the influence of Brethren Bill Browning, Frank Pack, and S. H. Hall, Brother Hoskins took his stand, along with the entire church at Hoskinston, Ky., for the simple faith, opposed to all innovations in doctrine and practice. Brother Hoskins has served as an elder of the congregation for many years, and was very largely instrumental in establishing the school which now bears the name Hoskins Bible School. His love for boys and girls and their right to Christian education was excelled only by his love for the church. He gave unselfishly of his time and means to the support of the gospel and Christian education in the sadly-neglected mountain area of eastern Kentucky. Both causes have lost a valiant friend. It was largely through his influence that the brethren secured control of the congregation at the Hoskins Bible School from the Christian Church two years ago. Albert, as he was affectionately known by old and young alike, had not been well for some time. His heart had been giving him trouble. He had arrived in Hot Springs, Ark., January 7, for
examination and course of baths. He was taking his first hot bath Thursday morning, and, before completing the bath, suffered a heart attack and died instantly. It was my sad privilege, along with Isaac Wells, to speak comforting words to his many friends and loved ones. It is grievous to give up such a pillar of truth, but a pleasant thought that he has come into a fuller possession of that "peace which passeth all understanding."
Edwin M. Hughes., superintendent, Hoskins, Bible School, Hoskinston, Ky.
Gospel Advocate, March 13, 1947, page 223.
Hoskins, I. C.
Last Thursday morning I received the following telegram from Martin, Tenn.: "My husband, I. C. Hoskins, passed away at 11:10 this (Wednesday) morning. Burial here Friday afternoon. Mrs. Millie Hoskins." This telegram brought a pang of sorrow and of deep regret. I have known Brother Hoskins for many years, and have always recognized in him a saintliness of character that is rarely found among men. He was a man of a deep, quiet nature, and one whose friendship was like pure gold. His work for the Master has borne fruit that will tell in the ages to come. His labors within recent years have been at Louisville, Ky.; Gallatin, Tenn.; Florence, Ala.; Manchester, Tenn.; and Martin, Tenn., where he died. At all of these points there will be many to share the sorrow of his faithful wife and of Sister I. B. Grubbs, his mother-in-law, who made her home with her daughter. May the Lord bless and sustain them and comfort the church in the dark hour of trial and bereavement. Sometime ago Brother Hoskins wrote an article for one of our special numbers, describing the day's work of a busy evangelist. That article was a fine index to this good man's life, and I hope to reprint it at an early date. In the meantime I feel sure that there will be many letters from the various points where Brother Hoskins has labored, bringing to Sister Hoskins messages of sympathy and encouragement.
A. B. L.
Gospel Advocate, October 14, 1920, page 1001.
Hoskins, Nancy Forkner
On January 6, 1910, Sister Nancy Forkner Hoskins, wife of Brother W. O. Hoskins, an elder in the Fairfax Street congregation, left her earthly home, Winchester, Ky., for her home in "the beautiful beyond." The death of this most excellent woman is a distinct loss, not only to the grief-stricken family, but to the church and to the entire community in which she was known. As a wife, she was truly a helpmeet for her companion; as a mother, she was ever patient, gentle, and devoted; as a neighbor, she was forgetful of self in her eagerness to bless others. Her earthly life has closed, but she lives and will live in the hearts of those who knew her best. She possessed that beautiful adornment, "a meek and quiet spirit," which made her truly great. It is hard to part with those whom we love; but we sorrow not as those who have no hope. We look for the meeting when life's labors are ended.
T. Q. Martin.
Gospel Advocate, March 24, 1910, page 374.
Hoskins, William O.
William O. Hoskins was born in Powell County, Ky., on April 19, 1854, and died on January 3, 1911. He obeyed the gospel in January, 1871, and was married to Nancy Forkner on October 14, 1875. As a result of this union, five children came to bless their homeMrs. J. K. Hodgkin, Orlando D., Margaret, Mary Elizabeth, and Contland, all of whom are living. Brother Hoskins at the time of his death was an elder of the congregation worshiping at the corner of Fairfax Street and Lexington Avenue, Winchester, Ky. He was the embodiment of hospitality and the impersonation of loyalty to the Christ. The funeral services, conducted by Brother James W. Harding and the writer, was held at the meetinghouse on January 4, and we laid to rest the body of dear Brother Hoskins in the Winchester cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceded him to the better land by one year lacking two days. All the brethren who have labored in meetings with the church at Winchester since Brother Hoskins became an elder there will remember the genial smile and the hearty cooperation of this man of God. I shall miss him when I visit the old home, but hope to meet him in the home above. May God bless and keep the sorrowing children, preserving them unto the heavenly reunion in which the ties that bind us together can never be broken.
T. Q. Martin.
Gospel Advocate, March 16, 1911, page 342.
Houchins, Thomas Oliver
Thomas Oliver Houchins was born in Mercer County, Ky., on November 3, 1829, and died at his home near Burgin, Ky., on August 19, 1903. He was the oldest son of Thomas Houchins, who married Jane Bradshaw. He became a Christian in early manhood, and held his membership with the congregation at Cave Run, Ky., of which church he had been an elder for many years before his death. True and faithful to the cause of the Master, he has laid his armor by to rest with the sainted ones gone on before. In 1852 he was married to Miss Martha Hall Voris, youngest child of James and Cynthia Voris. She survived him, together with six sons and two daughters. One of these is William Samuel Houchins, who has been for a number of years engaged in preaching in Australia and New Zealand. I extend to the bereaved ones my warmest sympathy, with the hope that we may all live and walk in the footsteps of our Master, so that we may meet with him and the faithful ones of God "when life's weary journey is done."
Strother M. Cook.
Gospel Advocate, February 4, 1904, page 74.
House, Andrew Franklin
Andrew Franklin House died July 27. He was born in Hope, Ariz., Jan 24, 1922.
A graduate of Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., he spent the next several years preaching in Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
In 1943, Hose married Opal Young while they were attending Pepperdine University. House graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1947. The family moved to Chico in 1967, where for many years House served as the minister of the Chico Church of Christ.
House is survived by his wife, Opal; a son, Andrew Franklin II of Wilton, Calif.; a daughter, Susan Walker of Livermore, Calif.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Harry of Albuquerque, N.M.
Services were held at the Chico Church of Christ.
Gospel Advocate, September, 2004, page 41.
House, Emma Cathey
The body of Mrs. Emma Cathey House, eighty, was laid to rest at Thyatira, Miss., on April 18, 1936. Her husband, Thomas C. House, preceded her in death by some four months. They were married January 9, 1879, walking together fifty-seven years. Three daughters and six sons (one dying in infancy) were born to this union. Twenty-one grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive. She lived nearly all her life at Thyatira, a member of a family well known for loyalty to the church. Her husband was a man of rare talent, serving in the Legislature of Mississippi and as an elder of the Thyatira Church, a splendid song leader, and useful anywhere in the church. She was not one whit behind in her sphere. Their good lives are reflected in the noble daughters and son, who are active in church work. Her health had been poor, and her going was gradual and gentle. She had made her home in Enid, Miss., for the past few years.
J. W. Dunn.
Gospel Advocate, June 11, 1936, page 575.
Sister Linnie House, wife of Brother Herbert House, of Looxahoma, Miss., died on September 22, after an illness of some six weeks. She was seventeen years of age on June 24, past. She was baptized into Christ one year ago last August during my meeting at Thyatira, Miss. Sister Linnie was a most excellent young lady. She possessed many traits which characterize a true lady. Her husband is one of the foremost young men of North Mississippi. It is sad to see the death of a young lady of such worth, and more so to her husband, father, mother, sister, and brothers; but they have the consolation of knowing she was a Christian.
J. W. Dunn.
Gospel Advocate, November 1, 1906, page 703.
House, M. G.
M. G. House, the subject of this sketch, was born March 15, 1828. He was a man of very marked characteristics, being slow to accept a thing as true until it was clearly demonstrated, but when he once took a position he adhered to it with unrelenting firmness.
It was in his house and on his land that the first preaching, by our brethren was done in his community, which was done by Bros. Isham Hicks and A. C. Borden. The beauty and simplicity of the truth as presented by these faithful men of God, soon took possession of his heart, and after giving it due consideration he became obedient to the gospel of Christ on Sept. 19, 1870, and united with the church of Christ at Berea, Douglas county, Ga. He was a true and faithful disciple.
In his death the church has lost a faithful member, his family a kind husband and father. But we sorrow not as those who have no hope."
R. N. Moody.
Gospel Advocate, September 21, 1887, page 607.
House, Nathaniel Newton
Nathaniel Newton House, of Thyatira, Miss., passed away May 12, 1958, after a long illness with leukemia. He was born at Thyatira January 17, 1890. His entire life was spent in the Thyatira community, about ten miles east of Senatobia. As a young man he taught with notable success in the county schools. Later he turned to farming, for which he had exceptional talent, and through the years he built an outstanding farm and homestead. As a youth Brother House was baptized by J. W. Dunn. He knew and admired many of the older generation of preachers, but David Lipscomb and H. Leo Boles, perhaps, most strongly influenced his views. For many years he served the Thyatira church, oldest in the state, as an elder, as had his father before him. His Christian statesmanship was outstanding. He was a man of sound judgment, keen insight, and deep faith. Many, including preachers, sought his counsel. Many young preachers, in particular, benefited from his wisdom, his encouragement, and his helpfulness. He gave liberally of his time and his money and his many good works made his life truly a benediction to his community. The editor of the Tate County Democrat wrote that with his passing "one of Tate County's most beloved and respected citizens" was taken from them. Funeral services were conducted in the Thyatira church building, and interment was in the Thyatira cemetery. Jesse Fox of Memphis preached the sermon. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, a son, twelve grandchildren, and three brothers and three sisters.
Gospel Advocate, July 31, 1958, page 495.
Houser, Alice Elizabeth
Sister Alice Elizabeth Houser, whose maiden name was "Kinzer," was born on November 11, 1830, and departed this life on January 1, 1908. She was married to Augustus Houser on February 21, 1849, and to him she was a true and devoted wife until God called him home a few years ago. In 1852 she confessed her Savior and became a Christian, and has indeed proved herself a faithful follower of the meek and lowly Nazarene. By her kindness, liberality, and hospitality, she made many friends, besides having a large family connection, by whom she is missed. In her immediate family she leaves three sons and two daughtersJohn, who lives in Oklahoma, and whose Christmas home-coming was a sad one; G. K., who lives in Columbia, Tenn.; William, who lives at the old home, near Williamsport, Tenn.; Sister B. Baker, Shady Grove, Hickman County, Tenn.; and Sister John Jones, near Santa Fe, Tenn.all of whom reflect credit on their mother's training. She was one of the most devoted mothers I ever knew, and for this reason she will be greatly missed. She lived a useful life and did her work faithfully and cheerfully; but it is all over now and she rests from her labors. "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."
F. C. Sowell., Columbia, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, March 5, 1908, page 154.
Houser, Augustus Henry
Another faithful soldier has fallen from the ranks of Israel. Augustus Henry Houser, who was born August 28, 1821, died September 23, 1893. He was a humble follower of the meek and lowly Jesus for more than forty years, having obeyed the gospel under the ministry of Brother Joshua K. Speer, March 16, 1851. I have been personally acquainted with Brother Houser for a number of years, and I knew him to be a consistent, practical Christian man. He read his Bible a great deal, and loved and respected the truth above all other things. Being quite deficient in hearing during his latter years, his greatest pleasure consisted in reading his Bible and his religious papers. Truly his delight was in the law of the Lord. It afforded him great pleasure to have a preacher about his home, and those whom he knew he frequently made inquiries about, and was always rejoiced to hear of the growth and prosperity of the cause. He leaves behind a faithful wife, three sons, and two daughters, who can all rejoice in the hope of a happy reunion "some sweet day." By his request the funeral services were conducted by the writer in the presence of a large concourse of people who had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to a good man.
F. C. Sowell.
Gospel Advocate, October 12, 1893, page 649.
Charles Houser, well-known gospel preacher, died Nov. 11, 1989, near Union City, Tenn., at the age of 87.
A native of Paducah, Ky., Houser began preaching at age 25 and continued his work until shortly before his death. Houser preached regularly in several congregations in Kentucky, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee. He conducted gospel meetings in a variety of places.
Houser survived his first wife, the former Dorris Beasley, and later married the former Nettie Shipp Gardner, who survives him.
Funeral services were conducted by Harvey Lynn Elder Nov. 14 at the Parkway Church of Christ in Fulton, Ky. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Paducah, Ky.
Gospel Advocate, April, 1990, page 52.
Houser, Dillie Ann
Mrs. Dillie Ann Houser, aged sixty years, died at the home of T. J. Stewart, Blevins, Ark., on March 1, 1929. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. T. J. Stewart, and two sons, Alden and Ernest Houser, of Blevins, Ark.; a mother, Mrs. M. E. McMunn, and two sisters, Mrs. Z. E. Mead and Mrs. Sarah Allen, all of Kennett, Mo.; and ten grandchildren. Mrs. Houser had lived in and near Blevins for several years, and was loved by every one who knew her. She had several characteristics which made her a loving friend and a devoted mother. She was kind to every one whom she met; always spoke encouraging words to the weak; with her jolly nature she cheered the sad; helped the unfortunate as best she could; and welcomed strangers as well as friends into her home, giving them shelter and comfort of all kinds. She not only leaves friends at Blevins, but at several other places in Arkansas and Texas. Everywhere she made her home she made scores of friends who will miss her. Her life was not always strewn with roses, but she bore the trials and tribulations of life nobly. She not only bore her burden of life, but she helped others to carry theirs. She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for several years, but she learned "the way of God more perfectly," and on August 14, 1928, she united with the church of Christ, being baptized by Brother Bynum Black, and lived a true Christian the last five months of her life. To the friends and loved ones I would say: Weep not, for she is resting from her labors and worry, and after a while we shall meet her again in that home where there is no sickness, no sorrow, no death. After funeral services, conducted by Brother John G. Reese, her body was laid to rest by the side of her husband in Marlbrook Cemetery.
Gospel Advocate, March 21, 1929, page 281.
Houser, Wheeler Wade
Wheeler Wade Houser was born near Paducah, Ky., June 24, 1877; passed away in Lakeland, Fla., February 26, 1946. He was married to Willie Hart, October 24, 1900. To this union five children were born; Lilian, Robert, Glen, Colley, and Rosalie. Two died in infancy. Robert died January 29, 1944. His wife, Willie Hart Houser, passed away July 18, 1925. On January 6, 1927, he was married to Jimmie Mae Taylor, formerly of Huntsville, Ala. He obeyed the gospel on hearing his first gospel sermon at the age of nineteen. He was stripping sorghum cane, and all at once the cane parted in front of him, and a man inquired for someone in that vicinity that was a member of the church of Christ, and Brother Wheeler said: "My father is." He carried him to him, and they arranged for him to preach that night, and Brother Wheeler obeyed the gospel, and he never saw the preacher again. He lived a faithful life and died in the triumphs of a living faith. His brother, Charlie Houser, is an elder in the church at Nineteenth and Broadway, Paducah, Ky., and one of the most devoted men I ever knew. The writer conducted his funeral from the Lakeland church house, Lakeland, Fla.
Charlie A. Taylor., Gainesville, Fla.
Gospel Advocate, April 4, 1946, page 334.
Houser, Willie Ermine
Willie Ermine Houser was born on September 13, 1882, and died on July 11, 1925, following a surgical operation. She had been a member of the church of Christ in Paducah for more than twenty years. She was a devoted Christian, a loving wife and mother. Brother Wheeler Houser, her husband, took sick and was confined to his bed for more than six months, and it looked as though the end had come for him, but his wife's careful nursing brought him through. Under this great strain Sister Houser's health gave down, and, with all that skilled physicians could do, she was taken. She gave her life for his. She leaves her husband and three children, two boys and one girl, together with a host of relatives and friends, to mourn her loss. Funeral services were conducted by the writer in the church building at Nineteenth and Broadway, Paducah, Ky., in the presence of one of the largest crowds ever assembled at a funeral in this city. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."
Gospel Advocate, December 24, 1925, page 1244.
Housley, George R.
On November 7 I was called to Morrilton, Ark., to assist in the funeral services of George R. Housely, superintendent of the Southern Christian Home. He was killed on November 6 by a Missouri Pacific troop train. His car was dragged two blocks. He lived about an hour after the accident. He was forty-three years of age. He had been with the home for more than two years. He was loved and respected by every child in the home. They wept as if he had been their own father. Some of the matrons stated that he had never spoken an unkind word to any of them. I never heard him speak unkindly of anyone. He had the confidence of each member of the board of trustees. He was a minister of the gospel of no mean ability, and his life was an exemplary one. I was closely associated with this good man; and the longer I knew him, the more I loved and respected him. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife and four children (James, Lindell, Ann, and Nancy), his mother, one brother, one sister, and a host of relatives and friends. The high esteem in which he was held was attested by the concourse of friends who gathered at the funeral services to pay their last tribute of respect. J. W. Webb and R. H. Johnson, who labor with the Morrilton Church, assisted in the services.
E. L. Whitaker., 2108 Iowa Street, Granite, City, Ill.
Gospel Advocate, November 29, 1945, page 675.
Houston, Benjamin Franklin, Dr.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin Houston, aged seventy-nine years, died at his home, 1589 West Fourth Avenue, Corsicana, Texas, on May 26, 1932, following a lingering illness. The funeral was held at the family residence on the following day, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by M. C. Cuthbertson and the writer. Dr. Houston was born on September 11, 1852, in Lewisburg, Tenn. He came to Corsicana, Texas, forty-seven years ago, and practiced medicine for forty-two years. He was president of the Navarro County Medical Society in 1920, and in January, 1928, was elected to honorary life membership in the society. He had not been in active practice for the past five years and gave up his office entirely in 1929, but attendee the meetings of the society until 1931, and was very much interested in the programs. Dr. William Shell, Jr., stated to me: "He was a highly respected and much-loved member of the County Medical Society." Dr. Houston had been a member of the church of Christ for over sixty years and had been one of the leading members of the local church since coming to Corsicana. He was with the church here during her struggle for existence, when a few members met in the courthouse, then in a small frame building, now occupied by the Methodist Protestants. It has been told me: "At one time during our struggles and trials, after William Lipscomb left us, some of the discouraged members said: "What is the use to keep on trying? Let's go into the Christian Church.' Dr. Houston replied: 'You can do as you please; but as for me, I'll never do that, but I'll keep on fighting.'" This gave courage to the little group, and they did fight on until the church in Corsicana is well housed in one of the best buildings in the city and has some four hundred respected members. During my ministry here Dr. Houston has been very feeble, but he attended every service of the church when he could. He loved the church as few men do, and was ready to go and was waiting the summons. For more than fifty years he had read the Gospel Advocate. Dr. Houston had been married twice. His first wife was Mary Pearl Elliott. Of this union five children survive. His second wife, who survives, was Mrs. Pearl Douglas. Of this union four children survive.
J. L. Hines.
Gospel Advocate, January 5, 1933, page 22.
Houston, Mrs. B. F.
When a good father dies a great affliction has fallen upon a family, but somehow under God's providence they live on unbrokenly to the end; but when a good mother is taken away a family is broken up, the household bonds are severed, oftentimes never to be united again on earth. There may be greater misfortunes in this life that can befall a family than the loss of a loving and Christian mother, but I do not know of any. Such a stroke as has just fallen on the heart and life of our dear brother, B. F. Houston, of Corsicana, Texas.
Sister Houston, like Rachel of old, passed from this earth life to make trial of the life beyond, on the 25 day of January 1893, in giving birth to a son. May that child, who was Ben-oni to the mother, become Ben-amin to the father. Her passing was but typical of her life. Her devotion to her children was almost a consuming passion of her soul. Whether such a life of self-sacrifice for her children was the wisest course to pursue, seeing it has resulted in those children being left motherless at the time they most need a mother's care, may be open to question; but it cannot be doubted that no grander or nobler spectacle can be afforded in the world, than that of a mother living for her children's good, for it is the God-appointed course of every woman.
Sister Houston, whose maiden name was Elliott, was born at Winchester, Tenn., Dec. 9, 1852, became obedient to her faith in Christ, under the ministry of E. G. Sewell, at Lewisburg, Tenn., in 1874. On Sept. 11, 1872, she was married to Dr. B. F. Houston of that place, to whom for more than twenty years she was a help meet indeed, for to her wise and gentle firmness and patience the doctor owes no small measure of thanks for his splendid success in his profession. On account of her delicate health, brother Houston left his native state in 1887 and moved to Texas, going first to Waxahachie, thence to Corsicana, one year later.
Sister Houston was the mother of five boys and three daughters, all of whom are living save one son of about fourteen, who preceded his mother to the spirit world by about two months. May the memory of a mother's tender devotion to their interest, and her Christian faith and patience follow her children through life, and as a pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night may it envelop their souls, shielding them from the attacks of sin and waywardness in their journey through the wilderness of this mortal life, is the prayer of their mother's friend.
W. L. Jr.
Gospel Advocate, February 16, 1893, page 109.
Houston, Charles C.
Charles C. Houston was born on September 23, 1876, at Perth, Kan.; he passed away in a Long Beach (Calif.) hospital, Sunday evening, May 5, 1946, at the age of sixty-nine years, seven months, and twelve days. His entire life was given in the service of our Lord. Beginning at the age of nineteen, he began preaching the gospel and continued faithfully in this work. However, ill-health prevented him from active duty for the last four years. Most of his preaching was done in the states of Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Kansas. One of the last churches for which he labored was the one at Wellington, Kan. He discipled many communities and saw many baptized into Christ during his lifework. He did some work at Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson, Tenn., and taught in the Wichita Bible School with Brother Moore. In California his preaching was confined mainly with two congregationsSouthside, in Santa Ana, and Twelfth and Alamitos, in Long Beach. During the last four years he filled the pulpit on various occasions for the East Long Beach congregation as his health would permit. At one of the last services he was able to attend prior to his last attack he spoke for the brethren at the Ninth and Lime congregation here in Long Beach. He leaves to mourn his passing three children (Earl, of San Pedro, Calif.; Mrs. Nan Phillips, of Long Beach, Calif.; and Mrs. Elsie Hatcher, of Silverado, Calif.), one brother (Orie, of Wichita, Kan.), one sister (Mrs. Rachael Cooper, of Lewisburg, Kan.), three grandchildren, and a host of brethren in Christ. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning, May 7, in Long Beach, with the writer officiating, assisted by Hoyt Houchen. Burial was at Westminster. Those who knew him well will say with me: "A faithful servant has gone to receive his reward."
L. Arnold Watson.
Gospel Advocate, May 30, 1946, page 523.
Houston, Emma C.
Mrs. Emma C. Houston, widow of William B. Houston, died on March 13, at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. Morgan H. Carter, in Abilene, Texas. She had suffered with heart trouble for the past three years and had been confined to her bed since September. Mrs. Houston was born on December 15, 1863, in Port Mouton, Nova Scotia. When she was sixteen years old, her family moved to Portland, Maine. She obeyed the gospel and was baptized by Brother Howard Murray several years before leaving Nova Scotia. On August 11, 1883, she was married to William B. Houston, of Portland, Maine, where she continued to live for thirty-seven years until Mr. Houston's death in 1922. Since that time she had made her home with her daughter. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Morgan H. Carter; three grandchildrenCornelia Jane, Althea Murray, and Priscilla Ann; three sistersMrs. Fronie Abbott and Mrs. Catherine Cummings, of Haverhill, Mass., and Mrs. Abbie Thompson, of Arlington, Mass.; and one brother, Pearl A. Leslie, of Bay Point, Cal. Knowing her earnest and consistent Christian life, we remember the words of the apostle Paul, that for her to live was Christ and to die was gain, and with faith we look forward to the day when we shall all "meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord." "Lord, hasten thy coming, we pray."
Gospel Advocate, April 19, 1928, page 384.
Departed this life Jan. 11, 1894, Mrs. Laura, wife of Hon. William C. Houston, of Woodbury, Tenn. Her death was from pneumonia. The deceased was the beloved daughter of Maj. M. B. Kittrell, formerly of Wilson county, Tenn. Sister Laura (we know not her name in heaven) was for many years an exemplary member of the congregation of disciples in Woodbury, by all of whom she was held in high esteem for her many excellencies. All the churches, yea, the entire community, have been made to feel the loss of this Christian woman, scarce arrived at the prime of her life. She was an ideal wife; her children and her husband were the especial objects of her care. Her life was devoted to their interests. She kept an open door of hospitality. Her numerous friends will often recall the warmth of the sincere welcome she was accustomed to bestow upon all whose pleasure it was to partake of the genuine hospitalities of that home. She was a lover of the beautiful and true. Her life was full of the sunshine of unselfish love. She had learned well the true philosophy to seek her highest pleasure in making others happy. Short as was her earthly life, she bore well her part of experience in each of its periods. From a chaste virgin, God's own emblem of gentleness, purity, and loveliness, she became the life companion of a patriotic Christian man, honored by his fellows; then a loving, fond mother, true to her children and husband, and, to crown all her graces, a Christian faithful till death. Thus she passed into the glory world without a stain upon her beautiful life. God be praised for the hope of immortality by which we anticipate a reunion of the pure in heart to whom it is promised, "They shall see God." The soft gentleness of the sweet, womanly ways of this amiable Christian lady rests like the odor of sweetest flowers upon the memory of her numerous friends, all of whom mourn her loss, and extend sympathy to her bereaved husband and children.
Gospel Advocate, February 8, 1894, page 87.
Died in the hope of the gospel in this city, Nov. 14, 1887, sister Mollie Houston, wife of Geo. Houston, and daughter of W. S. Hunt, of Nashville. Some seven or eight years ago, when brother A. N. Gilbert was holding a meeting in East Nashville, she obeyed the gospel of Christ, and was an honored member till the day of her death. On the 23d of Nov. 1886, she was married to the one above named, with whom she lived a loving faithful wife one year lacking only a few days. She was a woman of intelligence and marked individuality, blessed with a good degree of self-possession, and of pleasant and easy manners in her associations in society, and highly respected by the congregation and by all that knew her, and by all of whom she was greatly missed when she departed. She has left a young husband and a tender little babe, a father, two sisters and four brothers behind, while her mother and one sister had preceded her to their reward, all three having departed in the full hope of a home in a better world.
Now let the husband and family devote themselves in life to the service of God as they did, and the whole family may after a while be re-united in the home where sad partings and farewells will be known and felt no more, and where the fullness of the joys of the heavenly home may be theirs forevermore.
E. G. S.
Gospel Advocate, April 4, 1888, page 11.
Hovious, John R.
The writer was grieved deeply when in a meeting in Memphis, Tenn., a long-distance message came calling him to preach the funeral of John R. Hovious. He had met with an untimely death, June 20. He was in the strength and vigor of young manhood when his sudden death came. The suddenness added to the deep grief which his death brought.
Brother Hovious was one of "my boys" who had graduated from David Lipscomb College. The writer encouraged him to preach the gospelin fact, he had made arrangements for him to preach his first sermon and rejoiced in the success that he had made. "John R." had a burning desire to preach the gospel. He wanted to consecrate his splendid talents to the proclamation of the gospel. He loved the truth and had been led into a fuller knowledge of the truth in the Bible classes that he attended, and was well qualified in mental training, in heart, and in life to preach the gospel in a very effective way. As he had opportunity he proclaimed the gospel with power.
After graduation from David Lipscomb College, Brother Hovious continued his educational training in Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn., and received his M.A. degree from that institution. He entered the teaching profession and met with great success in that field. While a teacher in Central High School, Nashville, Tenn., he trained young people in the art of public speaking. His efforts were crowned with laudable success. In the classroom he was patient and sympathetic. His students loved him, respected and honored him. He carried all of the honors with humility and dignity. He was principal of the high school at Antioch, Tenn., at the time of his death. He was an efficient teacher who enjoyed a full measure of success in that field. However, he never gave up the preaching of the gospel.
"John R." was married to Miss Mary Moore. To this union were born two children. His older son was with him at the time of his death. The writer was endeared to him, because he had taught him the Bible and had performed the ceremony which united him to his good wife. We cannot understand why one so efficient and so well informed as Brother Hovious should have such an untimely death. His life was cut short by an accident. Christian sympathy is extended to his wife and children, parents, brother, and sisters. The church has suffered a great loss in his passing.
H. Leo Boles.
Gospel Advocate, July 11, 1940, page 664.
Howard, C. J.
One of the sweetest spirits ever known to me was Brother C. J. Howard, of Sherman, Texas. For about twenty years it had been my joy to meet with him and his Christian family, enjoy their Christian hospitality, and drink from the wellspring of living virtues which flowed so constantly from his life. In all my experience in funeral work it has never seemed so difficult for me to use adequate words as it was at Brother Howard's funeral, and a delay of several weeks has been purposeful in the effort to write his obituary. This delay has been occasioned by the same difficulty which confronted me when I tried to speak at his funeral. The difficulty is due to the fact that no words can describe his life as well as it was lived. Some years ago, during a protracted meeting at Celtic Church seven miles from Sherman, where Brother Howard had been an elder of marvelous power and eloquence in both speech and life for nearly thirty years, he strolled across his field one day to apologize to a neighbor for having never asked him to be a Christian and to request that his neighbor attend worship that day with him. His neighbor replied: "Mr. Howard, I have lived near you for several years, and every day your godly life has pleaded with me to be a Christian." One a cold day neighbors and other friends throughout Grayson County gathered and waited at the family home for hours, then followed his body in a procession more than two miles in length to the cemetery. Sister Howard and the surviving children have consolation in the life they know Brother Howard lived. In the going of Brother Howard I feel as if the Lord said: "Good man, my child, I have watched you bravely bear your burdens long enough. I want to lift them and relieve you. You have done well. Come home and rest."
E. W. McMillan.
Gospel Advocate, April 27, 1933, page 407.
Howard, J. A.
It becomes my painful duty to record the death of Brother J. A. Howard, of Logan County, Ky. He was born on October 24, 1848; was married to Miss Drusilla Boyd, on December 27, 1870; confessed faith in Christ and was baptized in November, 1877. He leaves a wife, a son, and a little grandchild to mourn their loss. In the death of Brother Howard the community has lost one of its best citizens; the church at Adairville, Ky., one of its most consistent members. Brother Howard was a faithful, conscientious Christian; he was rather retiring in disposition, but was always ready for every good word and work when duty demanded. He was best loved and appreciated by those who knew him best. I have had the pleasure of preaching for the Adairville Church for nearly five years, and it has often been my pleasure and privilege to be in his home, which was, indeed, a pleasant one. I know he was much more liberal with his means and much more devoted to the cause of Christ than many people thought him to be because of his timid disposition. He will be greatly missed, both in the church and in the community. To the bereaved ones I would say: You have my deepest sympathy in your sorrow. With the eye of faith let us look at the unseen, and not at the things which are seen; "for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." We find consolation in the language of the apostle: "All things work together for good to them that love God." Let us not sorrow, then, as for one of whom we have no hope; but let us press forward to "the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
J. H. Mead., Adairville, Ky.
Gospel Advocate, June 30, 1904, page 410.
Howard, Jennie Ruth Goodpasture
Jennie Ruth Goodpasture Howard slipped from this life into eternity Jan. 29. She had a fatal heart attack while visiting her daughter in Florence, Ala.
Jennie was a precious Christian woman. She was born, educated and reared in Overton County, Tenn., and taught there for a number of years. She was quiet in spirit, humble in disposition, and truly Christian in character. Her words were few, but well-spoken.
She loved the Lord's church with all of her being. She was a fine Bible student and teacher. Her life was one of openness and fairness. Her greatest desire was to always do right and be right. She would never mistreat anyone, knowingly. When one was around Jennie, he knew she loved and cared for others.
Her daughter, Joan Canales said, "Mama was the dearest friend I ever had. She was always interested in me and I realized that. I never doubted her true concern for my well-being. She was a good listener and helper. We always talked and were very close." This is one of the great reasons why Joan is such a fine Christian woman, wife and mother.
Jennie was a sister of the late and beloved B. C. Goodpasture, editor of the GOSPEL ADVOCATE for 39 years. She leaves behind her husband Wayne Howard of Huntsville, Ala., and her daughter Mrs. Tony Canales, four grandchildren and several sisters and a brother.
Her funeral was conducted at Livingston, Tenn. Feb. 1, by the writer. Her body was laid to rest in Memorial Gardens in that city, amid the beautiful mountains which she knew and loved. She is gone but not forgotten and her righteous works will live on.
Malcolm L. Hill., Cookeville, TN.
Gospel Advocate, June 7, 1984, page 346.
Howard, John Colfee
John Colfee Howard was born in Pulaski County, Virginia, January 3, 1850, and died in Springfield, Mo., June 25, 1931, aged eighty-one years, five months, and twenty-two days. On September 2, 1873, he married Mary E. Holmes, who preceded him to the eternal realm on February 22 of this year. To this union were born eight children: James A., who died on May 2, 1896, at the age of twenty years; J. Irwin, of Pawhuska, Okla.; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Parrish, of Freeman, Mo.; Charles A., of Oklahoma City; J. Will, of Kit Karson, Colo.; H. H., S. E., and Ruth, all of Springfield. He also leaves seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Brother Howard obeyed the gospel in early life, and was always active in the work of the church, having been a preacher since 1892. He was always a great inspiration to the writer, and appeared to increase in faith and love for God as he came nearer to the end of life. They lived in Pulaski County, Virginia; Carroll County, Mo.; Roger Mills County, Oklahoma; Howell County, Missouri; and Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were conducted at the Broadway and Madison Church of Christ by Brother Fred H. Williamson and Brother S. P. Fields. Interment in East Lawn Cemetery, Springfield.
James T. Amis.
Gospel Advocate, August 6, 1931, page 983.
Kate Howard died Nov. 22, 1998. She was 81.
She and her husband, Neil, were leaders in the organization and operation of the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief and its international relief arm, Healing Hands.
Howard was one of the founders of Las Damas de Baxter, a group of Christian women who raise money for the Baxter Institute, a preacher training school in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. At her death, she was helping raise support for those devastated by Hurricane Mitch.
A member of the Vultee Church of Christ, Howard worked for many years as a demonstrator for Stanley Home Products.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Linda Parrish; a son, Robert B. Howard; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Gospel Advocate, February, 1999, page 45.
Howard, Lula May
By request I record the death of sister Lula May Howard, wife of Prof. J. Howard our brother, and teacher at this place. She calmly fell asleep in Jesus on the evening of the 10th inst., after two months of constant suffering. She leaves a little babe, a husband and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her untimely death. But they sorrow not as those who have no hope, for she was ready to die. Her life was plain and simple, her disposition kind, and her devotion to her relatives and friends was proverbial. For several years before she was married she was the constant companion of her blind sister and did all she could to make her happy. On Lord's day two weeks before she died, she called her sister and the little babe to her bedside. She talked calmly of death for a short time, when her speech left her and she never spoke again though conscious till the last moment. The scenes around her bedside, after this, were very touching. She could not ask for anything only by motions and gestures. When her husband would talk to her of Jesus and her faith in the goodness and mercy of God, she would bow her head on the pillow and bathe her face in tears. She was the youngest child of Benjamin and Elizabeth Rodesy, was born Dec. 16, 1866, married June 26, 1890 and obeyed the gospel in September of the same year, having lived in the church a little less than one year. I know it is sad for her dear husband who administered so faithfully to her wants, to give up so soon the earthly idol of his heart. Let her death my dear brother however sad, keep you nearer Him who doeth all things well. She has paved the way and death no doubt will be sweeter to you. May her patience and fortitude and the Christian faith she expressed in death be a timely admonition to her relatives and friends who are out of Christ. Farewell dear Lula, may the Lord receive you to join your angel voice in chanting sweet hallelujahs forever and evermore.
Hattie Wescoat., Palmersville, Tenn., August 15, '91.
Gospel Advocate, August 26, 1891, page 539.
Howard, Marion Smith
Marion Smith Howard was born in Giles County, Tenn., July 23, 1869; and departed this life May 9, 1947. He was the son of James M. and Maria Smith Howard, and was married to Mamie Lou Whitson, of Bodenham, Tenn., in 1895. Almost one-half of his life was spent in Giles and Maury Counties, Tenn., and the latter half mainly in Florida, where he assisted in the establishment of the Dade City Church, and also the Gary congregation while living in Tampa. At the time of his death he was staying at the home of his son in Detroit, Mich., and worshiped with the Strathmoor congregation. J. Harvey Dykes, minister of that congregation, conducted the funeral services, and burial was in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. Surviving are his wife, two sons (Sewell R. Howard, Detroit, Mich., and J. Olan Howard, Tampa, Fla.), one daughter (EdithMrs. M. G. Mueller), three grandchildren (Barbara, Robert, and Dorothy Howard, Detroit, Mich.), two brothers (Thomas M. Howard, Albany, Ore., and Raymond Howard, Louisville, Ky.), and two nieces (Misses Rhena and Eva Tarpley, Elkmont, Ala.). One son, Thomas Gibbs, preceded his father in death while the family lived at Dade City, Fla.
Gospel Advocate, May 27, 1948, page 526.
Howard, Mary Lou Whitson
Mrs. M. S. Howard was born Mary Lou Whitson in Bodenham, Tenn., August 22, 1871. Her parents were John and Martha D. Whitson and it was her great blessing to be reared in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. She also appreciated the influence the Gospel Advocate had on her as a child and throughout her life. It was always "The Advocate" to her. In 1895 she was married to Smith Howard and to that union four children were born, three of whom survive, Sewell, Olan and Mrs. Edith Mueller. A sister, Mrs. Laura Hardison, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. After living in Middle Tennessee about ten years after their marriage, Brother and Sister Howard moved to Florida and were helpful in the growth of the church in Dade City and Tampa. Although Sister Howard suffered much ill-health she was faithful in attendance with the Lord's people to the time of her final illness. She unselfishly gave in any way she could and the last verses she composed were on giving. She loved the Lord and was ever ready to put his work first. At the time of her death, October 5, 1953, she was living with her daughter in Detroit, Mich. Ernest O. Stewart, Jr., spoke words of comfort in a short service before the body was taken to Dade City for burial where Harry Pickup, Sr., had charge of the services there.
Mrs. M. G. Mueller.
Gospel Advocate, July 28, 1955, page 666.
Howard, Mary M. Holmes
Mary M. Holmes was born in Pulaski County, Virginia, June 9, 1852. She departed from this world on February 22, 1931, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of seventy-eight years, eight months, and thirteen days. She was married to John C. Howard on September 2, 1873. To this union were born eight childrenJames A., who died on May 2, 1896, at the age of twenty years; J. Irwin, of Pawhuska, Okla.; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Parrish, of Freeman, Mo.; Charles A., Oklahoma City, Okla.; J. Will, of Kit Carson, Colo.; Hart H., S. E., and Miss Ruth, all of Springfield, Mo. Also, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One brother, Joseph A. Holmes, of Delton, Va., is still living. Her devoted husband with whom she had journeyed more than half a century, waits patiently "the boatman's call" to join her in the unseen world. His enfeebled condition will not permit him to tarry long. She obeyed the gospel in 1874 at Pine Run, Va., and lived a consecrated, Christian life, devoted to the love and service of the Master. Her life was ever a radiation of those great principles of Christian character exemplified by the Christ life. For fifteen years the writer has known her and her husband, and has received a lasting inspiration to better service by their devoted lives. No ripple appeared to mar the harmony of their love for each other and for the cause of Christ. The children all manifest the parental influence in Christian living. Let us pay her the greatest tribute possible by this simple statement: She was a Christian. They lived in Pulaski County, Virginia; Carroll County, Missouri; Roger Mills County, Oklahoma; Howell County, Missouri; and Springfield, Missouri. Funeral services were conducted from the Broadway and Madison church of Christ by Brother Fred H. Williamson and the writer.
James T. Amis.
Gospel Advocate, May 7, 1931, page 566.
Brother Philip Howard was born on October 27, 1861, and died on July 11, 1907. He obeyed the gospel some years ago, and lived a true, devoted, and consistent life until death. He leaves a wife, two daughters, and six sons, besides a host of friends, to mourn their loss. He was a Bible student, ever desiring to know the Lord's will. He cared but little about what the world thought of his views. The great question with him was: "Am I right?" He was a loving and kind father, a devoted husband, and was always kind to all men. He had many friends and but few enemies (if any), and was loved most by those who knew him best. His funeral was preached at Lebanon, in Graves County, Ky., in the presence of a large audience, by the writer. Long will live his influence where he was known. To his loving companion and children I would say: "Weep not as those who have no hope;" he will dwell forever in the presence of the great I Am. May we ever labor so that we may dwell forever with the faithful ones who have gone on before.
W. T. Boaz.
Gospel Advocate, July 9, 1908, page 442.
Quitman Howard, who had served the church here first as a deacon then as an elder, was placed in the bosom of earth to await the resurrection October 13. Brother Howard had fought a tremendous battle with cancer before he succumbed on Sunday.
One of the doctors who waited upon Brother Howard while in Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga said of him, "He is truly one of the most courageous men I have ever met."
Brother Howard loved and appreciated the simple things of life. He had a great interest in the young people. One of the greatest services that he felt that he had ever rendered was in helping the colored brethren while they were without a full-time evangelist.
He is survived by his wife Lois, two daughters, Mrs. Joan Willard of Greenville, S. C., and Mrs. Helen Arnold of Scottsboro, two grandchildren, one sister and two brothers. A simple graveside service was conducted by the writer, Albert Parks, and Jim Crownover. "How Great Thou Art" was sung at his request by Ben Sanford and Sister James Marcy.
The church which he sought to serve to the best of his ability as an elder is saddened by his passing, yet joyful by reason of his hope in Christ. We all shall miss him. We extend to all his family our sincere sympathy.
Charles E. Cobb.
Gospel Advocate, November 13, 1969, page 739.
Howard, Ruth Jackson
Ruth Jackson Howard, wife of evangelist and author, V. E. Howard, died Jan. 31, 2000.
She had been a member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Texarkana for the past 37 years. She was instrumental in the operation of several family-owned businesses and was a constant companion and source of support to her husband in his more than 60 years of gospel preaching and radio evangelism.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, V. E.; one son, Jasper, of Texarkana; one daughter, Kay Young, of Killeen, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Gospel Advocate, February, 2000, page 45.
Howard, Verna Elisha
Verna Elisha (V.E.) Howard died Sept. 28, the day before his 89th birthday.
Howard was baptized at age 19 and began preaching the next year in Corsicana, Texas. He was the first full-time preacher of the Church of Christ in Hot Springs, Ark.
He was the speaker for the International Gospel Hour radio ministry, which aired for 60 years and is the longest continuous broadcast in radio history. As a pioneer in radio preaching, his question, "This is V. E. HowardAre you listening?" became popular on his programs heard over XEG, XERF in Monterrey, Mexico, and other stations. At one point more than 1 million copies of his sermons were sent free to listeners.
In 1939, he and his wife moved to Greenville, Texas, where V. E. served as local minister of the Johnson Street Church of Christ.
Howard authored 18 books, including What is the Church of Christ?, 35 years, Are You listening?, and Howard-Hines Study of Revelation.He also wrote many Bible tracts and numerous church songs, and published a hymnal, Church Gospel Songs and Hymns.
He was named a "Trailblazer" for his work as an evangelist, author and publisher in the November 1999 Gospel Advocate.
Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Ruth; and a son, Ed. He is survived by one son, Jasper; one daughter, Kay Young, two brothers, W. L. and Alton; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Gospel Advocate, November, 2000, page 45.
Howard, W. A.
On Thursday evening, March 24, 1904, Brother W. A. Howard died, at his home, in Nashville, Tenn.; aged fifty-three years. He had suffered much, for some time before his death, from a complication of diseases. He formerly lived in Maury County, Tenn., where he filled several important positions in public offices. He obeyed the gospel some thirty or thirty-five years ago, and has been ever since a member of the church. In his last illness, though his sufferings were intense, he never seemed at any time to forget the religion of Christ and the interest of his soul. I never saw any one that appeared to enjoy prayers at his bedside any more than he did. Brother Howard has left a widow and a family of children to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father, and also many relatives and friends to mourn their loss in his death. But they will not sorrow as for one without hope; for he has left with them the blessed assurance of the glorious gospel of Christ, the assurance of eternal rest in the home of the soul. They will, therefore, think of him now as free from care and pain and resting in the tender love of Him who died that all might live in him; and if they will serve the Lord faithfully in this life, they may meet their loved one where they will never again be called upon to say "Farewell."
E. G. S.
Gospel Advocate, April 14, 1904, page 234.
Howard, Ward D.
Ward D. Howard was born in Montague County, Texas, on June 12, 1894, and died at Camp Taylor, Ky., on October 24, 1918. He was the son of W. W. Howard, of Graton, Cal. Ward was a young man in the bloom of life, preparing himself to preach the gospel of Christ, when the flag called him to service for his country, in which service he gave all he had to givea spotless life, a noble life, and a memory none should be ashamed of. He was baptized in Sabinal River, by Brother W. A. Shultz, about eight years ago, and very soon became useful in the active and public service of the church. The church of Christ in Nocona, Texas, gave him the best burial we were able, and the writer delivered the funeral oration. We laid him to rest; and while but a very few of the kindred in the flesh were present, yet there were many who mourn the loss of so good and true a soldier of the cross. He will sleep a long time, perhaps, but we will all awaken some day, and we will meet and rejoice together forever. May God comfort the father and kindred.
Gospel Advocate, December 19, 1918, page 1218.
Howell, A. Y.
A. Y. Howell, sixty-six, a faithful gospel preacher, passed to his reward, January 15. He was buried at Harmontown, Miss., January 17. H. I. Copeland of Senatobia, H. A. White of Charleston, Henry Head and R. H. Farish of Oxford conducted the services. Brother Howell was baptized by Will Crumb twenty-eight years ago, and soon after began to preach. He was responsible for starting many congregations in North Mississippi. No man has done more for the cause in this section of the state. Cheerfulness, friendliness, loyalty to the truth, and the courage to preach it were some of his chief characteristics. He was one of the most unselfish men I have ever known. He was interested in saving souls, and not in gaining credit. North Mississippi will miss this splendid, unassuming Christian.
R. H. Farish., Oxford, Miss.
Gospel Advocate, February 1, 1940, page 119.
Howell, Bryon Orestes
Byron Orestes Howell was born January 21, 1887, near Dalzell in Washington County, Ohio, the son of Howard B. and Sarah B. Howell. He died March 20, 1952. He was a member of the church over fifty years, having been baptized by D. Wayne Harkins in 1901. On December 28, 1910, he was married to Ethel Pearson who preceded him in death on May 28, 1941. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Gladys McKean, of Darlington, Pa.; Mrs. Doris Henderson, of Verona, Pa.; and Hollis Howell, of New Galilee, Pa. On June 26, 1942, he was married to Mrs. Hildur Elm, of McKeesport, Pa. He leaves behind his wife, a brother, William Howell, of Aliquippa, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ridgway of Pawhuska, Okla.; and Mrs. Nellie Carl, of New Galilee, Pa.; three children and ten grandchildren. Brother Howell was a zealous member of the church and will be missed by the brethren in this section. His funeral service was conducted by the writer March 24 at New Brighton, Pa.
J. W. Nutter.
Gospel Advocate, April 24, 1952, page 276.
Howell, F. A.
F. A. Howell, having lived on this earth for 79 years and six months, has gone to be with his Lord.
In 1925 he drove a model T Ford from Tell City, Ind., to Morrilton, Ark., to attend Harding College which was located in Morrilton at that time. He did not return home, except for short visits after that. He was a very dedicated Christian and was married to a dedicated young lady, Nola Clayton, in 1932. Most of the years from the time he came to Morrilton he continued to live here.
Brother Howell was always busy in the Lord's work. He began teaching classes while a teen-ager. Although he engaged in several successful business ventures his greatest love was serving the Lord. From 1932 until 1962 he served as a deacon in the Downtown church in Morrilton and from 1962 until he died he served as an elder. Through the years he taught many Bible classes including the Sr. High class and several adult classes. Some of his greatest work was helping small churches, some from their beginning, around Morrilton. Also he and his good wife served for several years as house-parents at the Southern Christian Home in Morrilton.
Brother Howell was thankful for the work of the Gospel Advocate and for many years sent in a list of subscriptions each year. They had one son who married a lovely Christian girl and to them was born one son, Malcolm. The children now live in Searcy where Malcolm has attended Harding College since the beginning of his high school work.
The Howell home was enjoyed by many friends through the years and was often the home of gospel preachers, including brother Woods whom they loved and appreciated very much.
May God bless his memory that lingers in the hearts of so many who were drawn closer to God because of him, and a special blessing for his family.
Gospel Advocate, September 1, 1983, page 539.
Howell, F. M.
F. M. Howell was born on April 19, 1853, and died on June 29, 1932, aged seventy-nine years. He was married to Ann Thompson in 1878. To this union were born eleven children, eight of whom are living. There are thirty-two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren living. Our father joined the Missionary Baptist Church when a young man, but early in life learned the way of the Lord more perfectly and united with the church of Christ at New Hope, in Hardeman County, Tennessee. He soon was made an elder of his congregation. All of his children obeyed the gospel in early life, and he reared them in the church. His remains slumber with the fathers of this congregation in the old churchyard burying grounds. Father was an honest man and lived a clean life. He formed no ugly habits and set no bad examples. He was a planter, a hard-working man, and earned his living by honest toil. He gave his children a fair education, and most of them became teachers in the county schools. He never missed worship on Lord's day unless hindered by circumstances over which he had no control. Two sons and three grandsons are preachers of the gospel. Although dead in body, he lives in influence for good. The heritage that he left his children is a life of faith, honesty, and sincere devotion, which is better far than earthly treasures. God help us, his posterity, to be faithful to his teaching and ideals.
F. O. Howell.
Gospel Advocate, January 5, 1933, page 22.
Howell, Joanna Rea
On Feb. 28, at her home, near Hamburg, Tenn., Joanna Rea, wife of L. J. Howell, finished her earthly career. She was born Nov. 23, 1835, and was married Sept. 29, 1853. She was baptized by Brother Robert Michie in the fall of 1867, and has lived a faithful member of the Church of Christ ever since. For many years she has been a constant reader of the Gospel Advocate, a paper she liked very much. She possessed a kind and loving disposition, ever ready to help the poor and distressed. She was loved by all who knew her. She is sadly missed by neighbors, friends, and relatives, but far more sadly missed in the home circle. She leaves a husband, three sons, and two daughters. May God bless the bereaved, and may they so live that when the angel of death shall come they may be prepared to meet the wife and mother on the other shore, where partings are no more.
May Adams., Kendrick, Miss.
Gospel Advocate, September 5, 1895, page 567.
Howell, John O.
Died, at Manor, Texas, September 24, 1897, John O. Howell. He was born in Maury County, Tenn., July 2, 1824, and was 73 years, 2 months, and 22 days old. He had been a member of the Christian Church for fifty-five years. He suffered six months with kidney and bladder trouble. He prayed for the Lord to take him to that world where suffering is not known to the righteous.
G. W. Howell., Manor, Texas.
Gospel Advocate, October 21, 1897, page 669.
Howell, John W.
John W. Howell was born February 4, 1895, near Tishomingo, Miss. He was baptized by John T. Smith in September, 1918, at Tishomingo, in a meeting being conducted by Brother Smith under a brush arbor. On August 26, 1914, he married Annie J. Smith. They have seven children. He began preaching at Columbus, Miss., May 23, 1923, and has preached for the past forty-seven years.
Brother Howell wrote of his work as follows: "Two preachers especially encouraged me to preach. They were Matthew C. Cayce and C. R. Nichol. They also assisted me much in purchasing the right books. For more than fifty years now I have been buying books for my library. I have studied them carefully in preparing to preach. The Gospel Advocate and Firm Foundation have tremendously influenced my thinking and increased my faith.
"From 1923 to 1950 my preaching was done while employed as a Railway Mail Clerk. I worked mail on the train for a period of thirty-two years. Since June 30, 1950, I have devoted full time to preaching in small places not able to support a man fully. During the first period of my preaching I would hold from three to six meetings in the summer and preach regularly on Sundays. All my vacation time and what time I could get off otherwise was used in meeting work. My work has been mainly in fields where they were struggling along. Most would count such hard fields today. As few of such places were Hixson, Tenn., Tallulah, La., Gulfport, Miss., and West Point, Miss. Since moving to Iuka, Miss., in 1960, I have preached for small churches in the area. I have spent forty-seven years in preaching the gospel. It has been a great experience. There is nothing like it.
"My first meeting was Fernbank, Ala., July 7-13, 1924, a mission effort. There were no additions, only two members were there. The meeting was in the schoolhouse and we had only coal oil lamps set on brackets on the walls. We could not see to read the Scriptures. Possible my best meeting was at Lepanto, Ark., July 26-August 8, 1948. There were thirty-seven baptisms and thirteen were restored. We baptized every day of the meeting and audiences overflowed the house.
" have preached under brush arbors, under tents, under the shade of the trees, in homes, in courthouses, in schoolhouses, in the jail, and in almost every conceivable circumstance. My remuneration has been nothing to $200 for a meeting. To all young preachers I would say that preaching the gospel of Christ is the greatest of all vocations. In my humble judgment there is nothing to compare with it. It has rewards that cannot be measured by any material means."
At the 1971 Lectureship I announced that Brother Howell has recently given his library of several hundred religious books to the Freed-Hardeman College library. We are happy to have these books to add to our 32,000 volumes which is the largest junior college library in Tennessee either public or private.
We appreciate J. W. Howell and Sister Howell and their work and sacrifices. We are thankful for this interest in young people.
Brother Howell passed away on February 23. Funeral services were conducted for this valiant soldier of the cross February 25 at Iuka, Miss., by J. Roy Vaughan, long time friend of Brother Howell and John Gardner, minister of the Iuka church.
E. Claude Gardner.
Gospel Advocate, March 11, 1971, page 158.
Howell, John William
On February 23 John William Howell beloved preacher of the gospel and elder of the church, passed from this life at age seventy-six. Brother Howell dedicated much of his adult life to preaching the gospel in mission areas of the South. He was instrumental in establishing several congregations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. For the last ten years of his life, Brother Howell worked with the church in Iuka, Mississippi, serving as an elder. He was well known outside of the church for his work in wildlife and conservation. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and wrote extensively for their publication.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Howell, two sons and five daughters, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He left his family a strong spiritual heritage of faithful, dedicated service in the Lord's kingdom.
Funeral services were conducted by Brother Howell's long time friend and veteran gospel preacher, J. Roy Vaughan, of Nashville, Tenn., and John Gardner, minister of the Iuka church.
Although Brother Howell has passed to the other world, his influence for good will continue to work in this one for many years.
Gospel Advocate, March 18, 1971, page 175.
Howell, Lewis Edward
On October 8, 1930, Lewis Edward Howell answered the summons from the great beyond. Brother Howell was born near Oxford, Miss., on April 6, 1930, and lived there and at Water Valley, Miss., until nine years ago. In 1921 he went to West Texas for his health. At the age of fifteen he obeyed the gospel. He was a soldier in the World War. But all who knew him ever thought of him as a soldier of Christ Jesus. In the presence of a host of friends the funeral services were conducted by the writer at Harmon Town, Miss., near the home of his youth. Surviving Brother Howell are his father, a faithful gospel preacher, and his mother, Brother and Sister A. Y. Howell, of Oxford, Miss.; a brother, L. F. Howell, of Oxford; and two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Shelton, of Oxford, and Mrs. E. A. Truett, of Lula, Miss. To them we would say: Mourn not over your loss; you cannot bring him back, but you can go to him.
Gospel Advocate, December 4, 1930, page 1180.
Howell, Nancy Anne Thompson
Nancy Anne Thompson Howell, wife of Francis Marion Howell, deceased, expired in her eighty-seventh year, at the home of a daughter, in Bolivar, Tenn., September 9, 1947. She gave her life to the Lord, and was baptized at New Hope, in Hardeman County, Tenn., in her early teens. She reared four sons and four daughters, as follows: L. A. Howell, Mrs. L. H. Nelms, and Mrs. C. M. Ferrell, all of Bolivar; F. O., of Vicksburg, Miss.; F. E., of Manila, Ark.; Mrs. H. N. Essary, deceased, whose family continues to reside at Jonesboro, Ark.; Mrs. W. R. Turner and E. B., of Memphis, Tenn. Among the family there are thirty-two grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren. She rests in the family burying ground at New Hope, beside her husband. Jean Thornton conducted the funeral service. Our mother lived a devout and faithful Christian life up to the end of the way. She never lost an opportunity to point her family and her friends to the way of the cross. All of her children became obedient to the gospel at a very tender age. Although she was in ill-health for several years, her mental alertness never weakened until the day of her passing. She had a profound knowledge of the Scriptures and a marvelous understanding of human nature. Insofar as we children had knowledge or right or reason to believe during the tender years of our growing up, our father and mother never disagreed about anything. Whatever either of them said or did, the other supported it one hundred per cent. God help us to emulate this glorious example. Our home life was such that I determined to give my life to the ministry of the word as early as I am able to remember, although I did not divulge my intentions to anyone until I was in my seventeenth year, just seventeen months before I preached my first sermon. Maurice M. Howell, my nephew, now preaching for the church at Tuscumbia, Ala., had the advantage of my mother's counsel during the early years of his ministry. Her good works will live on and on and on. We expect to meet her over there.
F. O. Howell., Box 901, Vicksburg, Miss.
Gospel Advocate, January 1, 1948, page 22.
Mrs. J. F. (Pearl) Howell, lifelong resident of the Wiregrass Area in Southeast Alabama, died on October 22 of complications from a broken hip she had suffered a month earlier. Sister Howell, a member of the College Avenue church of Christ in Enterprise, was 82. Her life is summed up in the two words "Home" and "Church."
She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Ruby Flowers, Mrs. Lola Strickland, and Mrs. Mae Tindol, all of Enterprise; four sons: Ben, with whom she made her home, Raymond and Relus, both of Enterprise, and Rex of Columbus, Ga. Also surviving are a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in the College Avenue church auditorium with Albert Fleetwood and George Merritt officiating. Interment was in the Meadowlawn Gardens.
Gospel Advocate, November 28, 1974, page 765.
Howland, James K.
In the death of James K. Howland, of Altamont, Tenn., I feel that one of my truest and best friends has passed away. He died at Tracy City, Tenn., on December 17, 1902, being at that time a little over forty-five years of age. He was, at the time of his death, serving his fourth term as Circuit Court Clerk of Grundy County. From early life, on account of an accident, he had been a great sufferer; but his indomitable will enabled him to accomplish more than many who possess full physical strength. For many years he had been an earnest, faithful Christian. He was helpful to the church at Tracy City in its earlier days; and after his removal to Altamont, it was mainly through his work that the worship was kept up there. He leaves a wife and five children to encounter life's difficulties without the care and protection of a husband and father. May God bless them and protect them in all the trials and troubles of this life.
J. D. Floyd.
Gospel Advocate, February 19, 1903, page 122.
Hoy, Bettie Shipley
Bettie Shipley Hoy was born October 11, 1868, at Green Castle, near Scottsville, Ky.; departed this life December 26, 1941, in Detroit, Mich. Her parents were Thomas and Carrie (Saunders) Shipley. She was married to John T. Hoy, November 22, 1890. He preceded her in death in 1924 in Franklin, Ky., where they then resided. In the same year she later, with her sons, moved to Detroit, where she lived until the time of her death. She is survived by three sons (Jones W. and John T., of Detroit, and James D., of Buffalo, N. Y.), a grandson (James D., Jr.), and a brother (James T. Shipley, of Scottsville, Ky.). She was a faithful member of the church for more than fifty years. She was always intensely interested in the work of the church, and her encouragement and fellowship will be greatly missed. Her body was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Ky. Funeral services were conducted by Ben F. Taylor on Sunday afternoon, December 28, at the church in Franklin in the presence of loved ones and friends.
One Who Loved Her.
Gospel Advocate, July 23, 1942, page 718.
Hoye, Mary E.
Sister Mary E. Hoye, of the Little River congregation, near Hopkinsville, Ky., has gone to her reward. Sister Hoye had grown old in the service of Christ. She was eighty-three years old when she died, and had been a member of the church of Christ for many years. Sister Hoye was sick for a long time, but she was patient and sweet throughout the whole time. Her sickness, and all other troubles, for that matter, seemed to draw her closer to Christ. She was kind and gentle and rather of a sunshiny disposition, notwithstanding she had had much sorrow throughout life. Her home was an open home, and every one was made to feel perfectly at ease and at home when in the home of our sister. When talking with her, one would be impressed with the fact that she was a woman of God, one who had walked with him and lived for him. She was faithful to the church for which Jesus gave his life. She loved good songs. She told me that when nervous she often sang herself to sleep. She said she sang in her heart, and the song usually sung was "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." She fell asleep on October 1, 1921, without a struggle. May God bless and keep Sister Laura Burris, her only daughter, and may he also love and bless and comfort Sister Hoye's grandchildren and her many friends.
W. L. Karnes.
Gospel Advocate, December 15, 1921, page 1232.
Hubbard, Sarah J.
Fell asleep in Jesus, July 2, 1894, Sister Sarah J. Hubbard, at her home in Northeast Nashville. Sister Hubbard was born in Cynthiana, Ky., Oct. 7, 1831. She became a Christian at the age of fourteen, was married to Brother David C. Hubbard Sept. 6, 1853, and was preceded by him to the tomb about eight years, and hence was a widow the last eight years of her life. Sister Hubbard was a quiet, retiring woman, always modest, and rather diffident so far as any public work was concerned. But in the home and family circle none were more faithful than she. This was the sphere in which her virtues shone most. She was truly a keeper at home making the domestic circle her principal field of labor. Eternity only can fully reveal the good she has done in this her chosen realm of toil. The world realizes not how much they are indebted to these quiet and faithful home-builders and workers, such as Sister Hubbard, for the sanctity, virtue, and purity of so many precious homes. She was also faithful to the religion of Christ, which she early espoused, and thus leaves a good example in all these regards to her surviving family, relatives, and many friends, and, best of all, the precious hope of a home in heaven for her in the bright "over there." Let them therefore devote themselves to the service of God on earth, and they may meet her where these sad partings shall be no more.
E. G. S.
Gospel Advocate, July 12, 1894, page 438.
Hubble, Mrs. T. J.
Died, at her home in Chattanooga, Tenn., July 12, 1895, about 7:30 P.M., our dear Sister Hubble, wife of Brother T. J. Hubble. The death of our sister was so sudden and unlooked for that we can scarcely realize that she is no more. She has been a life-long Christian and full of good works. She was loved by all who knew her. In the death of Sister Hubble the congregation worshiping on Walnut Street has lost one of its wisest counselors and best workers. Sister Hubble leaves her husband and two daughters to mourn their loss. To the father and children we would say that mother is not dead, for Jesus said: "Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." Jesus thus assures us that mother is at rest with the Lord whom she loved and served, and is now free from all suffering. She has met the loved ones who have gone before her, and together with them shall enjoy God forever.
J. A. Setliff.
Gospel Advocate, August 29, 1895, page 555.
Huckabee, Josephus Clowers, Sr.
Josephus Clowers Huckabee, Sr., of the Shady Grove community, four miles north of Laurel, Miss., was claimed by death in a Laurel hospital, Sunday night, May 4, 1947, at 10:15 P.M. He was born in McCalla, Ala., February 27, 1882. He was sixty-five years, two months, and one week old. He was the oldest son of James M. Huckabee and Fannie Vines Huckabee (deceased). He is survived by his widow (Mrs. Minnah Hudson Huckabee), one daughter (Mrs. Paul D. Stumph), two sons (James and Clowers Huckabee), one grandchild (Mary Virginia Stumph), all of Laurel, Miss., one brother (W. L. Huckabee, of Memphis, Tenn.), and scores of other relatives. Mr. Huckabee was a faithful member of the church, having obeyed the gospel under the preaching of J. W. Grant, of Nashville, Tenn., in May, 1912), during the time Brother Grant held meetings in Laurel. Mr. Huckabee and his wife were married in Mobile, Ala., September 22, 1907, moving to Laurel in February, 1908, and making their home here ever since. He had been a regular reader of the Gospel Advocate for thirty-nine years. Mr. Huckabee had been a carpenter, contractor, and general builder, and at the time his health failed when he suffered a stroke one and one-half years ago he was supervising a group of boys in the woodworking shop of the Jones County Junior College, near Laurel, where he made many friends, especially among the boys with whom he worked. Funeral services for Mr. Huckabee were held Tuesday, May 6, at 10 o'clock, from the Shady Grove Baptist Church, near his home, and interment was in the church cemetery. Services were conducted by G. R. Dobbs, minister of the church of Christ in Laurel, assisted by Mr. Ollie Parker, Baptist minister, with no music or singing at the funeral. The grave was banked with a large amount of flowers, which were a silent tribute to his lifelong friendship and goodness to others. Mr. Huckabee was stricken ill suddenly on Sunday afternoon, April 20, and was rushed to the hospital, where his condition was pronounced very critical. He never gained, but rapidly grew worse until the end came two weeks later.
Mrs. Minnah (Hudson) Huckabee.
Gospel Advocate, December 18, 1947, page 1054.
Huddle, H. H.
Sister H. H. Huddle departed this life on March 5, 1907, at the age of sixty-seven years. She had been a member of the church for more than twenty years, and those that knew her said she was a consistent member. The writer went to Draper, Pulaski County, Va., to preach at her burial. She leaves a husband, eight children, and others to mourn her departure. Two children had gone before her. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." She was buried near Draper.
J. T. Showalter.
Gospel Advocate, May 23, 1907, page 333.
Huddleston, Frances Glen
Died, at her home in Readyville, Oct. 18, 1893, our dear grandmother, Frances Glen Huddleston, wife of Wiley B. Huddleston, in the 71styear of her age. Although our hearts are almost broken over our loss, still, when we think of the seven long, weary years she was chained to her bed a helpless victim of rheumatism; when we think of her loneliness, since my grandfather was taken from her ten months ago, and her constant prayer since then that she might be permitted to depart and be with him, we feel that our loss is her gain, and, bowing our heads to his will, we say: "The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord." My grandmother united with the church under the preaching of Brother Hooker, at Rocky River, in 1842, and for fifty-one years she has loved and trusted in the blessed Savior. She talked to me so much of dying, and has always said that she was not afraid to die. She was never ostentatious in her profession of Christianity, but the poor, sick, and afflicted found in her a living likeness to the Master. She always loved the Advocate, and the last thing I read to her was the McMinnville letter in the Advocate, that came just a few days before she died. She leaves her only child, my mother, my father, who loved and cared for her as tenderly as a son could have done, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many warm friends; but a far larger number of the loved and lost had crossed over the river, and were ready to welcome her at the beautiful gate. God grant that some day we may all be united in heaven, where there will be no more parting.
May Batey Martin.
Gospel Advocate, November 16, 1893, page 732.
Our dearly loved sister Jane Huddleston, wife of Bro. Thomas S. Huddleston, died of pneumonia after a continued illness of five weeks at her son-in-law's Moses B. Capps, in Cumberland county, Kentucky, aged 72 years. She obeyed the gospel under the teaching of Bro. Isaac T. Renneau over 50 years ago. From that time till her death she lived a true and devoted Christian. She leaves five children and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. In her last hours she rejoiced in the hope of a better world than this and prayed the good Lord to take his servant home to rest, where she could walk the golden paved streets and clasp hands with that dear old husband of hers who has gone before.
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."
John R. Turner., April 6, 1888.
Gospel Advocate, May 9, 1888, page 11.
Huddleston, Joseph Franklin
Joseph Franklin Huddleston, of Wilson County, Tenn., was born on July 7, 1834, and died, at his home on the Murfreesboro pike, on June 28, 1908. He had been a member of the body of Christ forty years; and while it had not been my privilege to know him, those who know him best, tell me he was an earnest, faithful man to the day of his death. After funeral services at the home, a large crowd of mourning friends and loved ones followed his remains to the grave.
A. S. Derryberry.
Gospel Advocate, August 6, 1908, page 506.
Mrs. May Huddleston was born to Mr. and Mrs. William V. Smith in Sheffield, Ala., March 24, 1884, and was married to Frank Huddleston in what is now called Allen, Okla., September 24, 1902. Her companion preceded her in death on December 15, 1919. To this union ten children were born. Sister Huddleston passed away, as she had often wished, in the quietness of her own home, alone. The surviving are five sons (Frank Huddleston, Carmi, Ill.; Bill Huddleston, Brownstown, Ill.; Champ Huddleston, Midwest City, Okla.; Woodie Huddleston, South America; and James Huddleston, Bartlesville, Okla.), three daughters (Mrs. Nora Baker, Ada; Mrs. Gladys Reed, Ada; and Mrs. Ethel Levy, Lufkin, Texas), and four brothers (M. C. Smith, Seminole; Frank Smith, Elmore City; Gordon Smith, Bakersfield; and Dick Smith, Bakersfield). Sister Huddleston was baptized by T. W. Phillips, Sr., over fifty years ago. She was a charter member of the church in Ada. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She died March 23, 1950, being only sixty-five years, eleven months, and twenty-nine days young. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Ada.
Sherman L. Cannon.
Gospel Advocate, April 13, 1950, page 246.
Huddleston, P. W.
This is another sad time in the history of our lives occasioned by the death of our dear brother, P. W. Huddleston, who was so dear to us that we can scarcely realize the fact that we can see him no more here on earth. He was the youngest of thirteen brothers and sisters the son of Wiley and Permelia Huddleston. Born. Oct. 22, 1855, departed this life July 11, 1887. He leaves a companion and two little girls, four brothers, four sisters and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He was a member of the Baptist church, went in when quite young. He did not believe with them in all their ways of getting along, but had never left them. He talked about dying during his sickness, said he knew he had not lived up to his duty in all things, but he had prayed to God to forgive him and he believed that God had forgiven him.
Gospel Advocate, August 3, 1887, page 494.
On April 27, 1908, the death angel visited our home and claimed for its victim our dear mother, Geraldine Hudgens. She was forty-five years of age. She obeyed the gospel early in life and lived a devoted Christian until her death. She leaves a husband and nine children to mourn her departure; but we sorrow not as those who have no hope, for we have every encouragement the Christian religion can afford to strengthen and comfort and help us in bearing our great loss. We can think of her as resting in Jesus' tender love and realize that she will suffer no more earthly pain; and if we remember and follow her godly life and serve the Lord faithfully while we live, we will meet her in the home of the soul, where death and sad farewells will be known no more.
Bessie Hudgens Taylor., Dickson, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, August 13, 1908, page 522.
Hudgens, Ida May
Sister Ida May Hudgens was born on February 24, 1883; was born into the family of God under the preaching of Brother J. D. Tant; was married to J. R. Hudgens on October 20, 1901; and died on August 29, 1907. She was confined to her room for over three months before death with consumption. She leaves a husband, two children (both boys), one sister, one brother, some relatives, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. We would say to the bereaved: Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleepeth; she has gone before to await the coming of the Lord. Sister Hudgens realized she had to go. However, she expressed a wish to live and raise her children; but as she could not live, she wished her husband to raise them right and keep them together.
S. M. Larkins.
Gospel Advocate, October 10, 1907, page 650.
Hudgens, Mina Hoover
Mina Hoover Hudgens was born at Fayetteville, Ark., November 30, 1870; came to Johnson County, Texas, with her parents at the age of eight years, and later to Erath County, where at the age of thirteen she obeyed the gospel under the preaching of Brother Taylor. On April 3, 1892, she was married to L. F. Hudgens at Lingleville, Texas. To this union three children were born. They are: Claude L. and Mrs. Iva Graves, of Brownfield, and J. C., of San Angelo, Texas, all of whom, with her husband, survive her and were with her in her last sickness; also a niece, Mildred Rentfro, whom she reared from infancy. Besides these, she leaves a brother and two sisters, living in Oklahoma. She died at her home in Brownfield, November 11. Her age was sixty-two years, eleven months, and nineteen days. For nearly fifty years Sister Hudgens faithfully served her Lord, giving the very best in her life to the church, ever watchful of an opportunity to do good. I have known but few women so familiar with the Bible as was she, or that could explain it so well. Though frail for the last several years, she taught the ladies' Bible class, which meets on Monday, up till her last sickness. Her last visit out of her home was to the church house to teach her class. It can truly be said of her that she died in active service, and her godly life and work will follow her. She will be missed by the church and by the entire community. Brother Hudgens is one of the elders of the Brownfield Church, and has served in this capacity long and well. Liff Sanders conducted the funeral service. The church was filled to overflowing. Interment was at the Brownfield Cemetery.
M. O. Daley.
Gospel Advocate, November 30, 1933, page 1151.
Hudgens, Minnie Pearl
Mrs. Minnie Pearl Hudgens, wife of J. Everett Hudgens, was born on March 15, 1887, at Sparta, Tenn., and died on September 30, 1932, in the family home, Lovington, N. M. When but twelve years of age, she became a Christian under the preaching of one of the Srygleys, and since that time the beautiful devotion of her life has been an inspiration to hundreds. She was a victim of consumption, and after an illness which kept her bedfast more than six months she passed away bravely and with most praiseworthy resignation. Less than ten minutes before the end came she called her husband to her side and, alluding to her Savior's words of expiration, said: "It is finished." Living, she was truly a Dorcas; dead, those whose lives were enhanced by her beautiful devotion will ever bring her almsdeeds to bestow upon her memory. She is survived by her husband and four childrenCarl D., Mrs. Theo. Lide, Pauline, and Don. She also has many relatives in Tennessee and Texas and a host of friends who grieve at her passing. The funeral services were conducted from the home by the writer.
Olan L. Hicks.
Gospel Advocate, March 9, 1933, page 239.
Hudgens, William S.
On December 30, 1909, the messenger of death came and took Brother William S. Hudgens from his bed of affliction into the presence of our God. Brother Hudgens was born on October 29, 1869, and obeyed the gospel of Christ in August, 1909. He suffered intensely from a tumor in the head during the last three or four months of his life, and this caused blindness in his last days; but amid all his long and painful sickness he was calm and reposed, for he looked beyond to the land where there are no sorrows and sighs. Brother Hudgens made a mistaken in waiting so long in life to obey the gospel; but we should not sorrow as those who have no hope, for we believe he "obeyed from the heart," and such obedience made him an heir to the promise of the "crown of life" which is to be given at the last day. In this tabernacle this brother was burdened greatly; but for him, and for all who love God, there is a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. As he has "borne the image of the earthly," so he "shall also bear the image of the heavenly." Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
E. H. Hoover., Ashland City, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, February 10, 1910, page 184.
Hudgeons, Edna Gist
Mrs. Edna Hudgeons, nee Miss Edna Gist, was born in Sparta, Tenn., January 19, 1889, and departed this life on September 26, 1931, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She obeyed the gospel in 1908, at Success, Ark. Her efforts have led others to Christ. Her heart always went out to the orphans and to the poor about her. She grew sweeter in life and stronger in the faith as the years passed, and we fondly hope that she ripened into eternal life. She was laid to rest in the Argenta Cemetery, near Mathis, Texas, September 27, 1931. Brother J. B. Nelson preached the funeral sermon. Sister Hudgeons leaves a husband, two stepchildren, father, mother, four brothers, and a host of friends, to mourn her loss.
Gospel Advocate, November 26, 1931, page 1495.
Hudgins, Albert Eugene
Albert Eugene Hudgins was born on November 28, 1869, and departed this life on January 28, 1916. He was born into the family of God at about the age of sixteen, being baptized by Brother John Morton. He lived a consistent Christian life from the time of his obedience to his call to come up higher. He was married to Miss Rosa Tidwell on December 20, 1895. To this union two children were bornFaith and Emmer Lee. Faith preceded her father to the city of the dead three years ago last September. He was a devoted father and husband and one of the most accommodating neighbors in the community. He was a friend to the church and country, always ready to assist in building up both. He was a great stay to this congregation at Southside, Tenn., and will be greatly missed by his brethren. He was one of the most substantial pillars the church at Southside had. He was kind-hearted and generous and always ready to help in a worthy cause. He died in the hope of Israel's God, leaving a devoted companion, one daughter, one sister, together with a host of relatives and friends, to mourn their loss. The large audience that attended the funeral demonstrated the high esteem in which Brother Hudgins was held in the community. The funeral was conducted by the writer, assisted by Mr. J. R. Simpson, after which the body was interred in the Southside cemetery to await the resurrection.
C. E. W. Dorris.
Gospel Advocate, March 23, 1916, page 298.
Hudgins, Mary R.
Mary R. Hudgins, daughter of B. W. S. and America Nicks and wife of John J. Hudgins, was born on November 8, 1848, and died at the home of her son, at Southside, Tenn., on June 22, 1903. Her husband died in June, 1877, leaving her with five small children, three of whom died in early childhood. For more than twenty years she taught in a literary school. She was ever ready to give of her means for the support of the gospel and to help the needy; she was, indeed, a "cheerful giver." She remained loyal and true to the cause of her Master till God called her home. She leaves a son, daughter, mother, three brothers, three sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death. Her children will never forget her watch care, kindness, motherly affection, patience, and cheerfulness. While they are deeply touched by their great loss, they have all the rich and precious assurances of the gospel of Christ to comfort them; if they will live faithful to the end, they shall meet her and enjoy a blissful reunion in the home of the soul. "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."
Gospel Advocate, September 17, 1903, page 602.
Hudgins, Mrs. William Mandy
Mrs. William Mandy Hudgins was born on April 14, 1862, and died on February 24, 1931, aged sixty-eight years, ten months, and ten days. Survived by five sonsC. A. and F. B. Hudgins, of Nashville, Tenn., and S. J., O. J., and A. E. Hudgins, of Lyles, Tenn.; three daughtersMrs. Maude Luckett, of Elbridge, Tenn., and Mrs. J. T. Hill and Mrs. Lona Standfill, of Lindsay, Okla.; two stepchildren--W. J. Hudgins, of Lyles, Tenn., and Mrs. Joe Hay, of Santa Fe, Tenn. Sister Hudgins joined the Methodist Church when very young, but during my meeting in the grove near Lyles last year she came out from all humanism and took her stand with the people who are willing to walk as God directs. Sister Hudgins' "baby" is a preacher of the Word. "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, ad may enter in through the gates into the city."
W. T. Beasley.
Gospel Advocate, April 2, 1931, page 407.
Hudson, Charlie Lee
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Hudson on Sunday night, March 14, 1926, and took from them their loving son, Charlie Lee Hudson, twenty-nine years of age. After suffering so long, it was a sweet relief to him to fall asleep in Jesus. He bore his suffering with patience, never complaining, always hopeful that he would get better. He leaves behind, to mourn his loss, a mother, father, three brothers, and three sisters. I would say to them: Weep not, but so live that when the summons comes you will be prepared to meet dear Charlie on that bright and happy shore. He obeyed the gospel on September 16, 1915, and lived faithful until the end. The weather was never too cold or to hot, nor was he ever too tired, to meet at his Lord's table each Lord's day, as he has commanded us to do. The funeral was conducted by Brother Pullias, of Lebanon, Tenn., and the body was laid to rest in the little burying ground near Cainsville.
Gospel Advocate, December 9, 1926, page 1173.
Hudson, C. N., Sr.
C. N. Hudson, Sr. was born July 30, 1882 on Indian Creek in Hardin County, Tennessee. He was the son of the late John and Nancy Tilley Hudson. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Holder of Perry County, Tennessee on August 17, 1904. She died October 13, 1922. Seven children were born to this union. Mrs. L. H. Milam, Lexington, Tenn., Mrs. Clyde Hopper, Decaturville, Tenn., Mrs. Arthur Russell, Lobelville, Tenn., Mrs. J. A. Thornton, New Albany, Miss. His first son, Larrimore, and a daughter died in early childhood. Another son, Willie Hudson, died in 1963. Brother Hudson was married to Annie Barham on February 16, 1927. They had two children, Chesley Hudson, Jr. and Dorotha Hudson, Linden, Tenn.
Brother Hudson was baptized as a teenager after hearing his second gospel sermon in a meeting conducted by Charley Holt. He began preaching soon after his baptism and conducted his first meeting in Hardin County, in July, 1902, baptizing his two sisters and a sister-in-law. His last regular preaching was in 1965, however, he baptized two people at Lobelville in 1967. Most of his preaching was done in Perry, Decatur and Hardin Counties. It is reported that he conducted fifty-one consecutive meetings at the Mountain View congregation in Hardin County.
Brother Hudson was truly a Bible preacher. He loved the Bible and could scarcely carry on a conversation without discussing it. He was also an effective debater.
Brother Hudson died June 16, 1971. The writer conducted the funeral in Linden, Tenn., and his body was laid to rest in the family cemetery.
B. B. James.
Gospel Advocate, September 2, 1971, page 559.
Hudson, Charles L.
The work in Laurel, Del., recently suffered the loss of Charles L. Hudson. The blow was great in a time of need, but we must all resign to the will of the Lord. Brother Hudson was born April 9, 1890, and passed away March 3, 1950. Funeral services were conducted in the Laurel church of Christ on March 6, 1950, by Wendell Broom, Charles L. Plum, Elza Huffard, Ellis Bedford, and the writer. Elvis Huffard offered the final prayer in the home of the family after the burial. Brother Hudson is survived by his wife, Sarah Edna, and the following children: Mrs. Hilda Tsuchiaya, Honolulu, Hawaii; Julian and Manford Hudson, Mrs. Vera Hearn, Earl, Darwin, Allen, Norris, and Hope Hudson. Although his passing came at a time when the church here needed him badly, he had lived to see many prayers answered. For seventeen years of his life he had taught school in the vicinity. He was a man of deep conviction. Having been reared a Methodist, he was converted to the Christian Church by his wife; later, through the radio program from Wilmington, Del., conducted by Wendell Broom and the Wilmington congregation, the truth was learned by some relatives and the Hudsons. This led to further contact with a group of women, members of the church, living in this area. Brother Hudson, "being dead, yet speaketh." He was a man of studious habits. Although a man of many responsibilities, it is related that he would get up at 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning, at times, to study and make notes, giving up the newspaper so that he could spend that time on the Bible. It is reported that he always bowed on his knees when he prayed and searched diligently for additional light in the Scriptures. He lived to see a fine meetinghouse erected in Laurel, which he designed for the most part. The preaching here is supported by the church in Old Hickory, Tenn.
James L. Finney.
Gospel Advocate, June 22, 1950, page 407.
Emmons Hudson was born on July 18, 1877, near Elna, Tenn. His parents were W. F. and Sarah Hudson. He died at the home of his mother on Wednesday, May 8, 1907. Several years ago he became a disciple of Christ after a thorough study of the Bible. About ten years ago he entered the Winchester Normal College as a student. For several years he attended a part of each term, teaching in some of the best schools in Middle Tennessee during the other part. For more than two years he was an instructor in the Normal College, and during that time he reached the lives of many boys and girls. Perhaps two of his most fruitful years as teacher were spent at Cowan, Tenn. In his schoolroom at this place he was instrumental in laying the foundation for a liberal education in a number of young people. In shaping their characters he did a noble work. It is seldom that a teacher is found who can in a town so small, in a time so short, touch the life and character of so many. In August of last year he began work in Franklin County High School at Decherd, Tenn., as co-principal. But disease had already begun its work, and in less then three months from the opening of the school he had taught his last day. Until May he lingered, and at last his spirit quietly passed back to the One who gave it. It was often said of him that his was one of those quiet, lovable characters that to know is to love. So refined in his tastes, so careful of his habits, so choice of his companions was he that all who knew him felt that students put in his care, that young men in his company, were safe, and that they were sure to feel the wonderful influence of his Christian character in their lives. There are many during the few years of his discipleship whom he led in his own quiet way to the feet of the Master.
J. C. Mitchell.
Gospel Advocate, July 11, 1907, page 445.
Hudson, Isaac Marksberry
Isaac Marksberry Hudson was born Nov. 22, 1868, and died at his home in Neely's Bend, Aug. 5, 1894, in the 26th year of his age. The disease which ended his sojourn on earth was typhoid fever, of which he was sick in bed for about two weeks, though he had not been well for several months. It would be difficult to speak too highly of this most excellent young man. From earliest childhood he seemed to be governed in all his actions by a most scrupulous regard for what was upright and just. Though deprived by death of the care of a most worthy Christian father, and left in early childhood to the care of a true and devoted mother, he was far from cultivating that wayward, rebellious spirit that so often marks the lives of those thus relieved of a father's care, and was ever ready to heed the counsel of his mother. The result was that as Isaac grew toward manhood, instead of regarding it, as many young men do, a reproach and dishonor to be earnest, thoughtful and pure, in word and action, he came to look upon life as something more than frivolity, and to esteem it the highest duty of a human being to be useful. He at an early age bowed to the authority of the Master, and from the time of his obedience seemed earnestly determined to be an active laborer in his vineyard. To the end that he might be better fitted for usefulness he attended school at Hopkinsville under the Biblical instruction of Brother H. G. Fleming, and also spent some time at the College of the Bible at Lexington, Ky. His great aim was to do good, and the earnest desire of his heart was to be prepared to do it well. After returning home he devoted himself to preaching and teaching, doing what he could as opportunity offered. While he might possibly have never attained to what the world calls eminence in his public labors, there was about him in all his bearing, public and private, that sincerity, earnestness, humility, and deep and zealous devotion to what was taught in the word of God, that left a lasting impression upon the minds of those with whom he was associated in life. Not only publicly, but in the social circle, with companions whose minds were full of lightness and worldliness, his constant effort was to call attention to what was serious, thoughtful, and valuable, for time and for eternity. It was as a loving, tender, dutiful sona young man upright in every action, free from all guile, strong in the word of God that abode in him, who in deed and in truth had overcome the world with its affections and luststhat our young brother stands preeminent, and for which his memory will be fondly and lovingly cherished. In the course of almost half a century's instruction and association with the young, the writer has never known one more truly, earnestly, and conscientiously devoted to the work of doing right in all things. May his memory be more than a mere emotion; may it be a fruit-bearing blessing, accomplishing in some degree that for which he so earnestly labored and prayed in life. We regret that the more extended life-sketch of our young brother, by his intimate associate and fellow-laborer, Brother L. D. Overton, was deemed too lengthy for publication.
Gospel Advocate, October 25, 1894, page 678.
Hudson, James Franklin
James Franklin Hudson was born on January 27, 1859. When but a child, he was bereft of a father's care and love. His earlier years were not blessed with many advantages; his education was limited, and, as the world looks at it, there was not much promise in his life. At the age of eighteen years he joined the Baptist Church and lived an honest, upright man. When twenty-two years old, he was married to Lucy Bishop, of Clarke County, Ala. He lived with her ten months, and the Lord called her home. On March 4, 1885, he was married to Lizzie Smith, of Wayne County, Miss. He was the father of three little girls. On August 15, 1900, his youngest daughter departed this life; aged six years, one month, and seventeen days. Being dissatisfied with his baptism, he was baptized into the church of Christ, on September 29, 1902, by Prof. Carl Barnette. On October 18 he died at his home, near Laurel, Jones County, Miss. He left a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. He had but one brother in this world; and may the good Lord help this one to strive to meet his brother in that better world, where sickness, sorrow, pain, and death are no more."
Minnah Lee Hudson., Laurel, Miss.
Gospel Advocate, February 12, 1903, page 101.
Hudson, Jennie Lee
Jennie Lee Hudson, 80, died Jan. 18 at a Bowling Green, Ky., nursing home after a lengthy illness. Sister Hudson was a Warren County native, wife of the late Hughie Hudson and daughter of the late John and Viola Bryant Manco. Sister Hudson obeyed the gospel at Penn's Chapel when she was 13.
Survivors include four sons, Carl, Calvin and Clifton, all of Bowling Green, and Cecil of DeQueens, Ark.; three daughters, Mrs. Jerline Underwood and Mrs. Pauline Gann, both of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lorene Delk of Glasgow; two brothers, Richard and Artie Manco, both of Bowling Green; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In the passing of Jennie Lee Hudson, the church at Penn's Chapel suffers a great loss, but the light of her influence ever will brighten the paths of others, and her good works always will follow. She was of grand character and was always found at her post of duty. Her home was always open to gospel preachers who visited or labored in the area.
Sister Hudson was held in highest regard in her home community. An expression of this was made by the great crowd who attended the funeral service, which was conducted according to her wishes. A poem she had written 19 years ago was read at the service, which was conducted at the Penn's Chapel Church of Christ by J. A. Floyd Jr. and Ronnie Gower. Interment was in the church cemetery beside her husband and friends.
J. A. Floyd Jr.
Gospel Advocate, March 19, 1987, page 188.
Mrs. Louisa Hudson, wife of Wash. B. Hudson, of Nashville, Tenn., after a protracted and painful illness passed from this life to her heavenly home, March 4, 1894, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. She was born in this county, Garrard, Nov. 10, 1817, therefore was 77 years, 4 months, and 25 days old at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Isaac Marksberry, who was one of the first members that constituted the Christian church at this place. He was respected and always an humble servant of God. She was the last of a family of six brothers and four sisters, who preceded her to the heavenly world. She was the sister of Samuel and Rudolph Marksberry, Mrs. Barbara and Susan Salter, who were esteemed and favorably known in this community. She confessed faith in Jesus while quite young, under the powerful preaching of Elder Carroll Kendrick, and united with the Antioch Christian church, and was a faithful and conscientious Christian all her life. She was gentle and retiring in her nature, strong in her attachments, and held on to friends with a firm and loving grasp. As a wife and mother she was unselfish, self-sacrificing, loving and faithful. She lived well the days allotted to her, and now that she has left us we can truly say, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord," or "Well done; enter into the joys of thy Lord.
H. A. B. M.
Gospel Advocate, May 3, 1894, page 275.
Hudson, Lynn B.
Lynn B. Hudson, familiarly known as "Dock," was born in Kentucky in 1848. He was the sixth child of W. B. and Louisa Hudson. The family moved to Tennessee and settled in Neeley's Bend while he was but a child. He died on November 19, 1904, being at the time of his death fifty-six years old. The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia. He had been in failing health for some time; but his tireless energy and readiness to do more than his share in the labors of life, together with an uncomplaining disposition, kept him up when he ought to have been on the sick bed. He was never married, and during the lifetime of his mother he centered his affection on her. After her death he became very greatly attached to his sister-in-law, Mrs. Nannie Hudson, with whom he spent the last years of his life at the old home. Many years ago he accepted Christ as his Savior, and in a quiet, home-loving way he was most faithful to every call of duty. Always ready to help in every possible way, his loss to the family can never be repaired. The home, the church, the whole community misses "Uncle Dock." He has passed from the toils and sufferings of earth to the rest and peace of the immortal state. If a life spent in forgetting self and laboring for the good of others gives strong assurance of acceptance with God, most certainly may we cherish bright hopes of our brother's being among those to whom the welcome, "Well done, good and faithful servants," will be extended. May we all strive to be as true to the responsibilities of life as he was.
Gospel Advocate, January 5, 1905, page 15.
Hudson, Martha Elizabeth
On Monday night, May 19, 1952, death claimed our mother, Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Hudson, of Laurel, Miss. She had been in poor health several years but her death came unexpectedly. She suffered a heart attack and lived less than an hour. She was born in Burnt Corn, Ala., July 9, 1865, the daughter of A. J. and Mary Catherine (Morris) Smith. She was married to James Franklin Hudson in Wayne County, Miss., March 4, 1885. To this union were born three daughters, Minnah Lee, Lula Dee and Ola Zee. They made their home in Coffeeville, Ala., until the spring of 1902, when they moved to Laurel, Miss. Ola Zee died at Coffeeville, Ala., August 15, 1900. Our father passed away October of the same year the family moved to Mississippi. He and mother obeyed the gospel under the preaching of Carl Barnett a short time before Father's death. Mother had been a member of the body of Christ more than half a century at the time of her death. She was laid to rest May 21, in Mt. Vernon Cemetery by the side of Father. Funeral services were conducted in Thompson's Funeral Chapel by Austin Seibert, of Jackson, Miss. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. C. (Minnah Lee) Huckabee, Sr., and Mrs. J. E. (Lula Dee) Bowman, of Laurel, Miss.; one granddaughter, five grandsons and eight great-grandchildren. Mother's life was devoted to the love and care of her family. Their spiritual welfare was always her chief concern. She loved God and read his word daily, always doing her best to point others to the lamb of God. Each night when she retired she said:
"Lord Keep us safe this night,
Secure from all our fears;
May angels guard us while we sleep,
Till morning light appears."
Upon awaking in the morning she said:
"I thank thee Lord for having kept
My soul and body while I slept;
I pray thee Lord that through this day
In all I think or do or say,
I may be kept from harm and sin,
And made both pure and good within."
Surely one of God's children has gone home. We miss her so much.
Mrs. J. C. Huckabee, Sr., Mrs. J. E. Bowman., Daughters
Gospel Advocate, July 24, 1952, page 486.
Hudson, Washington B.
Washington B. Hudson was born in Garrard County, Ky., on July 3, 1813; and died in Neely's Bend, Davidson county, Tenn., on Dec. 17, 1896, aged eighty-three years, five months, and fourteen days. He married at quite a youthful age Miss Louisa Marksberry, with whom he lived almost sixty years. His wife died about three years ago. Nine children, seven sons and two daughters, were born to them, all of whom grew to maturity. All of these, except the second son (Aratia), are still living. He died about eighteen years ago, a true and faithful servant of the Master. Brother and Sister Hudson began their married life in very humble, straitened circumstances; but, both being very industrious and economical, they soon began to prosper in worldly affairs. Brother Hudson soon became a leading trader and farmer in his section of Kentucky; he likewise took quite an active part in the political affairs of the country. About the year 1848 he moved to Tennessee, and settled in Neely's Bend, in Davidson County. This continued to be his home until his death, though his winters, for the past fourteen years, were spent in Florida. In Tennessee Brother Hudson soon took position as a leading citizen of the community, and was widely known as one of the first farmers and stock-growers of his adopted State. In early life, in Kentucky, Brother Hudson had the privilege of hearing the ancient gospel, as proclaimed by the Creaths, Smiths, Kendrick, John T. Johnson, and others. He knew the right way, and was ready to contend for it from his earliest manhood; but the busy activities of life and participation in the affairs of the country left him little time to give personal attention to the great matter of life. Even after his removal to Tennessee, it was many years before he brought himself to put on Christ in baptism. This delay and the results of the rough associations of earlier days made it more difficult for him to cut himself loose from the world and its ways. He could not give up the idea that great benefit was to come to man through human legislation. All his sympathies were with the toiling masses, and his desire was for the enactment of laws for them. Brother Hudson was a man of positive convictions on every subject to which he directed his attention. I have never known any man more ready on every occasion to declare his confidence in the great scheme of redemption offered to man in the word of God. No array of learning or assumption of clerical pomp could deter him in any and every sort of assembly from declaring boldly the plan of salvation taught in the New Testament. Not only was he ready to talk for Christ and his simple appointments, but he was ready with his means to help forward and strengthen the good cause. Whatever may have been the deficiencies in the entire make-up of his religious life, cowardice and a lack of faith in God's word were not of them. Against the innovations that have been of late years striving to enter into the church he was unalterably fixed, and with them he was for no compromise. His body rests in Spring Hill Cemetery, beside that of his lifelong companion, to await the summons of that Judge who knows all our hearts, and who will in all things do that which is infallibly right.
Gospel Advocate, March 25, 1897, page 188.
Wilmer Hudson was born on July 4, 1895, in Clay County, Ala. In August, 1912, at the age of seventeen, he was "born again" into the kingdom of Christ. On August 20, 1929, at the age of thirty-four, he passed from this life to await the final birth of and from the grave. Hence half of his short life on this earth was spent in the service of God. For about four years I was closely and intimately associated with him in church work in Anniston, Ala. He was always kind to and considerate of all those with whom he associated. He grew in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ until he became very proficient as a teacher in the church. He had much natural as well as acquired ability, which made him very valuable in the church of God. For the last few years he had served the church faithfully as one of its deacons. While he was honorable, just and kind, true and faithful in all his relations and obligations to the world, another outstanding characteristic of his life was his humility. Always counting others better than himself, he looked not to his own, but to the things of others. Truly, he had the mind of Christ. In the presence of a large concourse of friends and relative, in the church house at Anniston, I tried to speak words of comfort and consolation to his sorrowing family. He is survived by his faithful wife, two small sons, father and mother, five sisters, two brothers, and a host of friends and relatives. May the God of peace rest and abide with us all until we attain unto the resurrection from the dead.
C. H. Woodroof.
Gospel Advocate, October 31, 1929, page 1048.
Wyndal Hudson died Dec. 5, 2000. He was 73.
Hudson had been a gospel preacher for 52 years. He was the minister at Westhaven Church of Christ in Texas City for 17 years. He was also on the first missionary team to Italy in 1949.
He served as chaplain at University of Texas Medical Branch and Galveston County Jail in Galveston, Texas, and Mainland Center Hospital in Texas City.
Hudson was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease in 1983 but overcame the illness. He and his wife wrote a tract titled Our Flight with Cancer, and We Won. Information was also included in the tract on how to become a Christian.
Hudson is survived by his wife of 39 years, Judy; two sons, Wyndal Jr. and John David; and a brother, J. T.
Texas City, Texas.
Gospel Advocate, March, 2001, page 45.
Hudspeth, A. J.
A. J. Hudspeth was a native of Kentucky, but had lived in Cooke County, Texas, for more than thirty years, most of the time at Valley View, where he was for many years the senior elder of the church of Christ, and a leader in every good word and work. He obeyed the gospel early in life, and lived a peaceable and quiet life in all honesty and godliness. He followed the occupations of farmer, stock raiser, merchant, and banker, and in all his dealing with his fellows he gained and retained their esteem. "Uncle Jack," as he was familiarly called, was known by everybody where he lived, and no man was held in higher esteem. He was always ready to help in any way that would tend to the advancement of the cause of Christ, of education or moral advancement. His house was the preacher's home, and many Texas preachers will always remember him for his many acts of kindness and assistance to them. He was ill for about a year, but was confined to his bed for only a few days, and his mind was active and bright up to a short time before his death. He died on May 8, 1917, and was buried in Valley View Cemetery, the writer conducting the funeral services. His wife and two grown daughters, Mrs. Mattie McCubbin and Miss Mary Ruth Hudspeth, survive him. A good man has crossed over the way to a better world.
A. W. Young.
Gospel Advocate, June 28, 1917, page 636.
Hudspeth, Mary E.
Mrs. Mary E. Hudspeth was born, in Kentucky, on June 15, 1839, and died on August 21, 1904. When she was about twenty-five years old, she was baptized into Christ by Brother Isaac T. Rennow. She had lived in Texas since 1870. She was the mother of eleven children; eight of them survive, together with six grandchildren. Her husband, William Hudspeth, died on June 19, 1889. I have known Sister Hudspeth since I was a child. I have seen her oftener in the church house than anywhere else. I used to wonder why she was always there; I can see now. As a rule, and her life was no exception, those who give a regular attendance at the assembly on the first day of the week develop beautiful Christian characters and leave behind them lives filled with labors of love for Christ and his cause. While visiting in Kentucky, in June, 1896, she wrote to her family: "My Dear Children: If I never get back, do not grieve for me; for I am not afraid to die. If I could only see Siddie and Jimmie come into God's family, I would gladly leave this world. Children, do not put it off; for tomorrow it may be too late. What an awful thing it would be to die out of Christ!" Her life was not wasted, nor is it lost. It is a monument more enduring than marble or granite; a power which has brought, and will bring, souls to Christ. She seemed to realize her true mission; for she became a Christian early in life, struggled to live as Christ says, aspired to a higher life, led many into the church, and left an influence in word and deed for the highest good. May the God of love and light bless the bereaved ones and all who will miss her inspiring presence; and may we all remember that she has only gone before us to the grave and that the dead in Christ at the sounding of the last trump shall arise, be glorified, and ascend with Christ to glory, to dwell with God for evermore.
J. L. German, Jr., Whitewright, Texas.
Gospel Advocate, September 22, 1904, page 602.
Died, Oct. 10, 1894, Sister Sophia Hudspeth, at the home of her only remaining child, Mrs. C. M. Frost, in Attalla, Ala., in the 65th years of her age. She had been in failing health for several years, and gradually grew worse. In peaceful resignation she obeyed the heavenly summons to quit the scenes of mortality, and her gentle spirit returned to God who gave it. Sister Hudspeth was born March 3, 1830, on Bayou Beouff Parish if St. Laundry, La. She was married to Brother William S. Hudspeth on Jan. 17, 1848. They removed to Tennessee during the late war, and resided in Columbia for a number of years, where she obeyed the gospel, and was baptized by Brother E. G. Sewell, about twenty-four years ago. Modest and unassuming, she was a faithful friend, and a consistent Christian. Her kind husband, and one daughter, and four little grandchildren survive her. She was lovingly devoted to these dear ones, with whom she had been living since the springtime of 1891. During her sojourn in Columbia, Tenn., she won the respect and esteem of all with whom she became acquainted. Many hearts were saddened by the tidings of her death. Her remains were brought back to Columbia, and they made her grave beside the two graves of her beloved daughters, Miss Lizzie Hudspeth and Mrs. Belle Payne, in beautiful Rose Hill cemetery. Funeral services were held beside the open grave by Elder E. J. Meacham, in the presence of near relatives and friends of the dear departed one. The bereaved ones have the tender sympathy of all who knew and loved Sister Hudspeth, whose life was so full of kindness for all around her.
M. M. Roberts., Columbia, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, April 11, 1895, page 239.
Huff, A. C.
A. C. Huff was born February 8, 1864, in Halletisville, Texas, and departed this life December 8, 1967, at the age of 103 years and ten months.
Brother Huff preached the gospel of Christ eighty years, and was a faithful member of the church of Christ. He had been a member of the Del City congregation during the past few years.
He preached regularly for the church in McLean, Texas, four years, and preached for approximately six years in Montoya, N. M. Also, he preached for several months for the church in Penrose, Colo., thirty-three miles South West of Colorado Springs, Colorado. However, most of his preaching throughout the years was evangelistic preaching. Brother Huff engaged in several debates during his preaching career.
He is survived by four sons and four daughters in the immediate family. The sons are: Thomas B. Huff, Dallas, Texas; Otto A. Huff, Pea Ridge, Arkansas; Gus J. Huff, Henderson, Texas; Leslie G. Huff, Austin, Texas. The daughters are: Mrs. Peter Fullbright, McLean, Texas; Lena Burk, Midwest City, Oklahoma; Eunice Dennis, Midwest City, Oklahoma; Leola Horrell, Midwest City, Oklahoma. Also surviving are: forty grandchildren, 100 great grandchildren, and forty-two great great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held for Brother Huff in Del City, December 9, 1967. The writer preached the funeral sermon. A singing group from the Del City congregation sang some hymns of comfort.
At 3 P.M., Dec. 9, another memorial service was held in McLean, Texas by the writer and assisted there by Brother Smith the local preacher. The body was laid to rest in the McLean cemetery.
John R. Stewart.
Gospel Advocate, January 11, 1968, page 31.
Huff, Harvey H.
Harvey H. Huff, a faithful child of God for forty-six years gained the victory on September 14, 1972 and was laid to rest in beautiful Forestlawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan, on September 18, at the age of 61.
Brother Huff was born in Dexter, Mo., on June 30, 1911 and moved to Detroit with his parents in 1925. The family made the Fairview church of Christ their church home and throughout the remainder of his life, Fairview was Brother Huff's home, except for approximately ten years of his life when he was 'on loan' to the United States Government as a Telephone Tester and Technician from the Michigan Bell Telephone Company, where he was employed for forty-three years. At the time of his death he was on sick leave from his company and was planning an early retirement.
Brother Huff served first as a deacon in the Fairview church and for a number of years, until he was called home, he served as one of the elders.
On September 23, 1932, he married his childhood sweetheart, Miss Kathryn Hull, with whom he lived happily until his death, which occurred nine days before their fortieth anniversary.
Besides his wife, Brother Huff is survived by three daughters. Mrs. Flavia Tate, whose husband is the minister in Traverse City, Mich., Mrs. Lois Templeman, whose husband is the song leader at the East End church in Detroit and Miss Barbara Huff, who is a faithful member of the Lord's church in Livonia, Mich. There are also nine grandchildren and a foster grandson.
The writer was honored by being asked to conduct the funeral service for this godly man.
G. E. Montgomery.
Gospel Advocate, October 12, 1972, page 655.
Huffard, Elvis H. Sr.
Elvis H. Huffard Sr. died Oct. 13. He was 82.
He was a member of the Henderson Church of Christ and had served as a minister for congregations in six states. He had also been a faculty member and trustee for Freed-Hardeman University and served as a counselor in Florence, Ala. He was the first principal of Chattanooga Bible School, now Boyd-Buchanan School in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Huffard was a pioneer missionary for churches of Christ in Nigeria and in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He was a charter member of the African Christian Schools Foundation, head-quartered in Nashville, Tenn., and had led evangelistic campaigns and seminars on four continents.
Huffard was preceded in death by his wife, Emily, on July 3 of this year. He is survived by three daughters, Joyce Harrison and Sue Hayes of Henderson and Kathy Cox of Chattanooga; one son, E. Henry Jr., of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Evelyn Perry; one brother, Evertt L.; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Gospel Advocate, November, 2000, page 45.
Huffard, Emily Anne King
Emily Anne King Huffard died of cancer July 3. She was a member of the Henderson Church of Christ.
Huffard and her husband, Elvis, were missionaries in Africa for a number of years. She taught children and ladies in mission point throughout the world.
She was active in the Freed-Hardeman Associates and was a popular ladies day and Bible class teacher. In 1994, the Gospel Advocaterecognized her with the Ideashop Teacher of the Year Award.
She is survived by her husband, Elvis; three daughters, Joyce Harrison and Sue Hayes of Henderson and Kathy Cox of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one son, Henry, of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Carolyn Maddux of Nashville, and Babs Brooks of Warrensburg, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Gospel Advocate, July, 2000, page 41.
Huffard, Evertt Lee
Evertt Lee Huffard, 79, died March 7.
A minister and missionary for many years, Huffard was also a retired Bible professor at Freed-Hardeman University. His mission fields included Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Russia, Africa and the Philippines.
Huffard and his wife, Elsie, moved to Jackson in 2001 and were members of the North Jackson church.
Huffard is survived by his wife; a son, Evertt W. Huffard; a daughter, Elaine Denman; a sister, Evelyn Perry; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Gospel Advocate, May, 2004, page 41.
Huffard, Roy Henry
Roy Henry Huffard was born July 27, 1890, and passed away April 27, 1951, at the age of sixty years and nine months. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Huffard. He was married to Miss Mammie Losh April 3, 1912. To this union were born six children: Elza, Edith, Ethel, Elvis, Evelyn, and Everett Lee. Ethel passed away at the age of three. The other five children were all present for the funeral services conducted at Bernie, Mo., April 30, 1951, at 2 P.M. by the writer. He obeyed the gospel at the age of twenty-four and has lived a faithful Christian life. He was a man of deep conviction and would always stand for what he believed to be right even if it caused him to stand alone. Surviving are his wife, three sons, two daughters, eleven grandchildren, one brother, and four sisters. These and a host of friends mourn his passing, but not without hope, believing that the Lord will bring him up again and that we can all be united with the faithful in Christ at the last day. It was the writer's privilege to stay in the home of the Huffard family during meetings about fifteen years ago at which time a lasting friendship was formed. I have seen these sons take their places as three of the very best gospel preachers in the brotherhood, and the daughters become the faithful wives of two other equally fine preachers of the gospel. As I stood in the presence of this bereaved family and friends I continued to think of the statement of God concerning Abraham: "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him." (Gen. 18:19.) I know of no greater tribute that one might pay to a friend than to say that he has given to the world five of its most faithful servants of the Lord who are devoting their entire lives to the cause of our Master. Our deepest sympathy goes out to this bereaved family and we shall remember them in our prayers.
C. W. Brannam.
Gospel Advocate, May 31, 1951, page 348.
Huffman, E. E.
Brother E. E. Huffman, of Raif Branch, Ala., crossed the dark river of death Sept. 2, 1893. Brother Huffman obeyed the gospel in 1870, and for twenty-two years was a watchman on the walls of Zion. He was a bold and fearless proclaimer of the apostles' doctrine, and preached most of his life among very poor people and at his own charges. I thank Brother Huffman was as well posted in the teachings of the scriptures as anybody I ever met. I preached with him for ten years, and whether in the midst of successful meetings (and we had many), or surrounded by the most bitter prejudice, he was the same humble, earnest, and zealous servant of Christ. He leaves a wife, five children, and a host of friends to mourn his death. But we "sorrow not as those who have no hope." We will meet him again "some sweet day." He was a true and tried friend to me, but he has passed on before, and I am left "waiting by the river." I hope to meet him where there will be no more sad farewells.
W. J. Haynes.
Gospel Advocate, November 9, 1893, page 716.
Huffman, John F.
The subject of this sketch was born in December, 1835. Sixty-nine years after that time he died at his home in Trousdale County, Tenn., on December 15, 1904. He was the oldest son of Elder W. C. Huffman, who will be remembered by the older readers of the Gospel Advocate as an able and faithful preacher of the gospel. He was baptized by Brother Tolbert Fanning in the fall of 1854. It can thus be seen that he spent fifty years in the service of God. He and his father did more, perhaps, to get the cause of Christ established in the lower part of Trousdale County than any others did. Forty years ago that community was full of drunkenness and various kinds of lawlessness; in fact, the first two times old Brother Huffman was to preach in schoolhouses there, they were burned down the night before. The cause of Christ was finally established there by having preaching in the homes of the people, under shade trees, or anywhere a few people could be collected together. About thirty-five years ago enough people had turned to the Lord in that community to build the present meetinghouse, known as "Antioch." Brother John Huffman was one of the charter members" of this congregation, and one of the elders from its organization. The Christian religion has had such a wonderful influence over that community that almost all the people around Antioch either belong to the church or are in sympathy with its teachings. It has been my pleasure to see one hundred and ten persons turn to the Lord at Antioch. I never saw a person rejoice more over seeing his neighbors obey the gospel than did Brother Huffman. Neither has it ever been my privilege to meet any person more interested in the cause of Christ. He attended more protracted meetings, with one exception, than any person in my knowledge. He was true to the word of God and loved the church and its worship devotedly. For him it could truly be said: "I love thy church, O God!"
For several summers Brother Huffman worked on a government boat on the Cumberland River. He would manage to find out where he could meet with the people of God in divine worship, and would often walk for miles to be at church on the Lord's day. He made mistakes, but would not knowingly do wrong. He lived to see all of his children obey the gospel.
He was twice marriedthe last time to Miss Minerva Sanford, who survives him. He left six childrenall grownand a heart-broken widow to mourn their loss. He also left a brother and an older sister. During his long sickness of more than a year his faith in the promises of God never faltered. His suffering was intense. His widow, who did so much for him in many ways, and his children have my prayers and sympathy. The day after his death I preached his funeral to a large audience at Antioch. He gave directions concerning his funeral, burial, and some other things as calmly as if he were doing on a journey for only a few days. He calmly "fell asleep in Jesus," and we believe he has gone home to glory and to God.
L. S. White., Gallatin, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, February 2, 1905, page 77.
Joyce Huffman, 45, died Oct. 31 after a brief illness apparently caused by a rare gamma negative infection. She was the wife of missionary Charley Mac Huffman and they had spent 11 years as missionaries here.
She was born Joyce James on Aug. 14, 1933, and married Huffman in 1951. They moved to Abilene where he attended Abilene Christian University; later she was honored as the outstanding Bible student at Columbia Christian College while the couple worked at Camas, Wash.
At the Acacias congregation in Belo Horizonte she operated a Bible correspondence course with more than 70 students under her tutelage.
Survivors are her husband Charley of Caixa Postal 1514, 30,000 Belo Horizonte, M. G. Brazil; a son Monty, a student at the Sunset School of Preaching; two daughters, Melody and Wendy, students at Lubbock Christian College; a daughter Peggy of the Belo Horizonte home; and her mother, Mrs. Jewel Chiles of Fort Worth.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Gospel Advocate, December 21, 1978, page 813.
On February 11, 1910, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Huffman and claimed their eldest daughter, Lizzie, aged twenty-six years, after an illness of nine days. She was baptized by Brother McGuffy six or seven years ago. She leaves a mother, father, five brothers, and one sister, besides many other relatives and friends, to mourn their loss. Surrounded by a sympathizing group, while the wind blew a chilling blast, her body was laid to rest at the Mount Sharon burying ground, in Robertson County, Tenn. I knew Lizzie for several years, and am glad I can say I knew her as a true, Christian girl. She loved to meet at Bethel, in Davidson County, Tenn., where she lived and attended Lord's-day service and Sunday school. We miss her so much, not only at church, but in the community. She was a firm believer in God, was ever ready to visit the sick, was kind to her loved ones; she was all a true girl is to parents, brothers, and sister. Loving hands did all that was in their power, but God saw fit to call her to a better world. May her loved ones remember that their loss is her gain, and may they so live that they will meet her at the beautiful gate with a life well spent in the service of God.
Gospel Advocate, April 28, 1910, page 534.
Huffman, Lucy Ann
Lucy Ann Huffman was born in Virginia April 15, 1809, and came with her parents to Tennessee in her seventh year. Her maiden name was Goodall. She was married to the lamented W. C. Huffman in 1827. She obeyed the gospel in 1838 at Electa Cyria, near Bledsoe's Creek, Sumner county, Tenn. That was the first congregation of disciples ever organized in Sumner county. She was the last survivor of the charter members. Soon after the war Brother Huffman and family moved near Enon College, and became largely instrumental in establishing the cause of Christ at Antioch, Trousdale county, which to-day is one of as devoted and zealous bands of Christians as is known to me. Sister Huffman became the mother of thirteen children. Only three of them are living. Two of the three are devoted members of the church. I am told she was a regular attendant at church as long as she was able. She became very feeble during the last years of her life, but was only confined to her bed four weeks during her last illness. I became intimately acquainted with the family during their last months. It was her greatest delight to talk about the Christian religion. Her faith in Christ and the promise of his word never faltered up to her death, which occurred Feb. 24, 1894. Sister Huffman very patiently remained at home during her husband's lifetime, and endured the burden of caring for the family while he was trying to persuade people to turn to the Lord. Who doubts that she was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom, where she can reap the golden harvest of a well-spent life?
L. S. White., Watertown, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, April 12, 1894, page 227.
Huffman, Susan Delilah Spain
Sister W. A. Huffman (nee Susan Delilah Spain) was born on March 18, 1857; was married to Brother W. A. Huffman on January 16, 1878; and died, at her home, near Joelton, Tenn. on March 1, 1917. Thus ended the life of one who for more than fifteen years exemplified the beauty and sweetness of God's very sufficient and ever-sustaining grace. She leaves behind her a devoted, but lonely, husband; five sonsJimmie, Richard, Joe, Willie, and Peyton; and Laila, her only living daughter. Lizzie, her oldest, whose life was one of faith and purity, has slept in Jesus since 1910. Sister Huffman was a true and devoted wife, a fond and affectionate mother, and a consecrated Christian. From her, kindness and truth never departed. She was amiable, gentle, kind, and unassuming in nature, and was held in loving favor in the sight of all who knew her. In the presence of a host of sorrowing friends and loved ones the writer spoke words of comfort at the Bethel church of Christ, then at the Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church, where her body was gently laid to rest to await the glorious coming of the Lord Jesus, when "the dead in Christ shall rise first."
J. Pettey Ezell.
Gospel Advocate, April 12, 1917, page 370.
Mrs. Laura Huggins died on July 13, 1909. If she had lived until September 28, she would have been seventy-three years of age. She was buried with her Lord by baptism about thirty-seven years ago, and, so far as we know, she lived up to her highest conceptions of right from that time. She was married to Mr. Huggins about fifty-two years ago and survived him about two years. To them nine children were born, all of whom are living. It was her request that I conduct the burial service; so I drove from my meeting at Mount Vernon Church, near McConnell, to Mount Moriah, about fourteen miles, to hold the service. It was largely attended, and there was much weeping and great mourning. But to the bereaved we can say: Weep not as for those who have no hope. The godly old mother in Israel will be greatly missed. Let us all take this as a warning that we, too, must pass the same way soon. Let us live closer to Jesus every day of our lives, and let us spend each day as though it were the last.
F. O. Howell.
Gospel Advocate, July 29, 1909, page 950.
Hughes, Dora Irene Smith
Sister Dora Irene Smith was born on March 27, 1889, and died in Cleburne, Texas, on September 2, 1905. She was married to Mr. Joe Hughes on July 20, 1905, and took sick on July 27. Before and soon after her marriage she spoke of wanting to obey the gospel, but was not baptized until just a few hours before her death. One of the elders of the Cleburne Church baptized her. Putting off her baptism did not meet her approval, but some thought being baptized would make against her getting well: hence she was not baptized until they knew she would die. I was told she knew what she was doing at the time of her baptism. She was a good girl and was greatly loved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, a mother, brothers and sisters, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. May God help us to see some joys in the death of a Christian. The writer conducted the funeral services.
J. S. Dunn., Midlothian, Texas.
Gospel Advocate, October 26, 1905, page 686.
Edward Hughes (generally known by the name of "Uncle Neddie") died at his home in Adairville, Logan County, Ky., April 16, 1896; was born April 22, 1816; obeyed the gospel in 1839. He was faithful to aid financially and do all that he was able to advance the Master's cause. "Uncle Neddie" had some imperfections, and never claimed to be perfect. Though we could relate a great deal to prove his good Christian character, we will only say that he has left a record which is a great deal better than all that we could write in regard to his good qualities. He was honest in his dealings, and believed others to be equally as honest as himself; consequently he was cheated out of a great deal of his hard earnings. He was plain in dress, and had only a limited education, though he was highly respected by all good Christians; but during his sickness stylish, educated people in our town did not seem to know that he needed any one to sit up with him, though he never suffered for attention. Three of our members in town attended him closely during his illness, and several came in from the country after they had worked hard all day on their farms, and very often sat up all night with him. God is ever faithful to take care of those who obey him, and we believe "Uncle Neddie" will reap a rich reward.
L. J. Harper.
Gospel Advocate, June 11, 1896, page 399.
Hughes, Eloise Deakins
Eloise Deakins Hughes, 78, died April 23 in Tampa, Fla., when she was struck by a car while walking across the street.
Miss Hughes was active for 16 years at the Manhattan Avenue Church of Christ in Tampa. She had been store manager for Leggitt Rexall Drug Company in Atlanta for many years and had been employed at the Belk Lindsey Store in Tampa.
A memorial service was conducted by W. W. Heflin in Tampa, and funeral services were conducted by Bill Ross and James Warren in Jasper, Tenn., where she was buried.
Gospel Advocate, August, 1990, page 60.
Hughes, Mabel Boyd
One of God's beloved has gone to be with the Lord. Mabel Boyd Hughes, aged 99, died March 15 in the South Pittsburg Municipal Hospital. Although small in stature, her faith was strong throughout her long life.
She was the daughter of John Theophilis (called John T) and Mary Lasiter Boyd of Sequatchie Valley near Chattanooga, Tenn. Her father had been a life-long reader of the Gospel Advocate and the same habit was taken up by Mabel for as long as she was able to read. She maintained a keen interest in the work of the church-at-large as she came to known it though this journal. She was the youngest daughter and the last to survive of John T's children.
She and her husband, the late Nicholas Berry Hughes, were life-long members of the Bridgeport (Alabama) Church of Christ except for a few years spent in Oklahoma shortly after they married. Late in Life, Berry and Mabel Hughes, with an appreciation of history, went the few miles out of town to help maintain one of the oldest known congregations of the churches of Christ, although they owned no automobile.
The Rocky Springs Church of Christ has a history which goes back to around 1807 when some of Barton W. Stone's disciples established the Antioch church near the stage road which was opened up through Cherokee Indian territory in 1805. This community was in the northeastern most county of Alabama near the Tennessee and Georgia state lines. Perhaps the early history of the church was somewhat spasmodic or later generations forgot, but Mabel recalled attending the 75th anniversary of the church in 1901, and hearing David Lipscomb preach. Mabel's parents had been married in the church.
It was from this church that many of the later congregations drew strength. When more and more people moved to towns, this country fellowship suffered in leadership although it has maintained a continuous history for most of its existence. Mabel worshiped there with her husband until his death in April 1958.
She is survived by a daughter, Eloise Hughes, formerly of Atlanta, Ga., and now of Tampa, Fla., two sons, Leon Hughes of Bridgeport, Ala., and William Guy Hughes of Waverly, Tenn. Also mourning her passing are eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives. James Warren, James E. Holder and J. B. Copeland Jr. conducted her funeral.
R. Vernon Boyd., Detroit, MI.
Gospel Advocate, June 7, 1984, page 346.
Sister Mary Hughes was born August 25th, 1844. Obeyed the gospel about the age of 18 years under the preaching of that faithful old soldier, A. Sallee. Departed this life March 30th, 1886, with that much dreaded diseaseConsumptionof which she lingered long, but with great patience. A few days before her death she said to me, she could look back and see where she had said and done many wrongs, for which she felt very sorry, for she was hasty of temper, she said, and often spoke too harshly. She was the daughter of Arthur West who preceded her to the spirit land a few years. She leaves a husband (William Hughes) and several children to mourn for her. We have known sister Hughes from her youth, and think she was a good woman, and have strong hope that she is at rest. We sympathize with Bro. Hughes and family and hope they will remember the kind admonitions she gave them, and prepare to meet her beyond the river where friends meet to part no more.
James F. Ownsby., Hilham, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, January 26, 1887, page 62.
Hughes, Mary L.
My daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Hughes, was taken from us by the angel of death on March 4. She died triumphant in the faith of her blessed Savior. She was born on February 18, 1856. In her seventeenth year she was baptized into Christ. She was married on July 2, 1882.
A. M. D. Hendrickson., Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, March 30, 1905, page 203.
Hughes, Mattie E.
Mrs. Mattie E. Hughes, wife of Brother J. R. Hughes (known as "Jimmie Dick" Hughes), died at her home in Union City, Tenn., on July 12, 1915. While her last illness was only about two months, yet for several years she had been an invalid. Sister Hughes was the daughter of Dr. Aden, who died in Paris, Tenn., several years ago. She was born in Paris on October 4, 1843, and was there reared and educated. She remembered her Creator in the days of her youth, and at the age of twelve years confessed the name of Christ, was buried with him in baptism, and arose to walk in newness of life, and ever tried so to walk. She was married to J. R. Hughes on December 13, 1866. This union has been a happy one to both father, mother, and children. I have known them ever since they came to Union City in 1868. Sister Hughes was ever faithful to her Savior, ever ready to do her duty as she read it from his holy word, and was always present at the Lord's-day service when health permitted. Of late years this pleasure had been denied her by feeble health. Her Bible was her constant companion, especially her large-lettered Testament and Psalms, in which she had many passages marked. Dan P. Hughes and wife and H. S. Hughes, her children, were present; her daughter, Mrs. Jack Mathis, of Boston, Mass., was too ill to come; H. S. Hughes' wife and children could not come. The large crowd of sorrowing friends at the funeral bespoke the appreciation of those who knew and loved Brother and Sister Hughes. Brother Hughes is left alone, yet not alone, for his and her Savior is still by his side. I am sure Sister Hughes is in heaven and ever ready to welcome her friends and loved ones around the throne of God. So let us all live so as to receive that welcome. Elder Roger L. Clark, of Union City, conducted services at the home.
W. S. Long, Sr.
Gospel Advocate, September 2, 1915, page 895.
Hughes, Minnie Pearl
Mrs. Minnie Pearl Hughes was born near Center, Texas, September 9, 1886, and departed this life after a brief illness, Wednesday, July 23, at her home in Port Arthur, Texas. In passing she left behind her husband, Tom S. Hughes; two sons; four daughters and two brothers. Sister Hughes was baptized into Christ more than forty years ago by Bonner S. Doggett. She was a faithful member of the Sixth Street Church in Port Arthur and had lived and worshiped there for many years. At her death all her children, their husbands, wives and her grandchildren who were old enough, were faithful members of the church. Elton S. Hughes, her oldest son, is a gospel preacher, laboring with the church in Maplewood, La. The writer, ably assisted by J. A. Bruton, one of the bishops of the Sixth Street congregation, eulogized the life of Sister Hughes and spoke words of encouragement to the living on this occasion. That Sister Hughes was held in high esteem, as a Christian, was attested by the large audience that attended and the beautiful flowers on display. She was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery in Port Arthur, to be called forth by the voice of the Lord. Those who knew her firmly believe her eternal destiny will be with the Lord and all the redeemed of the earth.
J. F. Doggett.
Gospel Advocate, October 9, 1952, page 661.
Hughes, N. Berry
On April 24 N. B. Hughes, of Bridgeport, Ala., passed from this life. Born at Rocky Springs, Jackson County, in 1881, he was a son of the late W. J. and Virginia Johnson Hughes. He was the youngest of twelve children. The only one remaining now is a brother, L. H. Hughes, an elder in the Bridgeport congregation. His education was obtained in the public schools of Jackson County and the Alatennga College in Bridgeport under the late J. W. Grant. At the age of sixteen Berry Hughes was baptized at Rocky Springs during a meeting by the late J. H. Morton. He has been a zealous worker in the Lord's kingdom ever since. Most all his labors in the church had been at Rocky Springs, where his father had served for many years. His father died when Berry was only four moths old. Brother Berry served in this congregation as treasurer and also elder for a long time. Brother Hughes leaves to the memory of his family and friends a Christian life of love, devotion, and consecration. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Guy, of Waverly, Tenn., Leon of Bridgeport, and one daughter, Eloise Hughes, of Atlanta, Ga. All his family are faithful workers in the church. Funeral services were conducted April 26 in the Bridgeport church building by this writer and Amos Jackson, who was a long-time co-laborer with Brother Hughes in the church. Interment was in the Sequatchie Valley Memorial Cemetery, near Jasper, Tenn.
J. V. Copeland, Jr.
Gospel Advocate, May 29, 1958, page 350.
Hughes, Nev Pounds
On Thursday afternoon, July 20, 1922, the little town of Trenton, Tenn., was made sad by the death of Mrs. Brice Hughes. Before her marriage she was Miss Nev Pounds. She was born and reared near Milan, Tenn. It was my pleasure to know her all her life, and to know her was to love her. At her death she was about forty-six years old. She united with the church of Christ when quite young, and lived up to her duty to her loved ones, to her neighbors, and to her God. She had been an invalid for about five years. She loved the church and all the church members, and was always interested in their welfare. She often expressed herself as being ready to die. She had no children, but leaves a good husband to mourn her death. Brother F. O. Howell preached her funeral, and she was laid to rest in the Milan graveyard.
Mrs. Charlie Cope.
Gospel Advocate, September 21, 1922, page 906.
Hughes, Noah E.
Noah E. Hughes, born July 19, 1897, died October 7, 1954, age fifty-seven years, two months and eighteen days. Brother Hughes lived in and near Summerville, Pa., almost all his life. He was baptized in January of 1924 and was appointed treasurer shortly after being baptized, which place he faithfully filled until death. He died while attending Bible study, death coming so suddenly that it was not only a severe shock to his family, but also to the entire community. He was united in marriage to Lillian Morrison September 14, 1922, and to this union was born four children, three of which survive, also Mrs. Hughes. Brother Hughes will long be missed by the church at Summerville because of his faithfulness to the church during the trials and troubles that swept over the church at this place. The writer, assisted by E. Ray Coates, of Indiana, Pa., and J. M. Kennedy, of Cherry Tree, Pa., conducted the funeral services.
H. J. Holly.
Gospel Advocate, January 13, 1955, page 37.
Hughes, S. S.
Brother S. S. Hughes was born on April 19, 1835, and died on May 6, 1907. He was an untiring, respected, and faithful worker in the church of Christ at Leiper's Fork, Tenn. He was not only loved and respected by the church, but by the entire community in which he had lived so many years. The old soldiers who had known him during the war came from far and near to assist in paying the last tribute of respect to his mortal remains. They, with the older citizens of the community, seemed to realize that they had sustained a great loss in the death of Brother Hughes. The congregation at Leiper's Fork is one of the truest and best that I have ever seen, and Brother Hughes' influence contributed largely to his congregation's excellency and success. In his private life he was a Christian, and on Lord's day he was always in the assembly unless prevented by sickness. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."
L. M. Jackson.
Gospel Advocate, July 4, 1907, page 430.
Hughes, William Vaughn
William Vaughn Hughes was born in Madison County, Ala., on February 26, 1889, and died on February 10, 1908. He obeyed the gospel on March 24, 1907, at Murfreesboro, Tenn., under the preaching of Brother F. W. Smith, and lived as the Book directs until his death. He was laid to rest on February 12. Funeral services were conducted by the writer. A large concourse attended the funeral services showing the influence he had upon the community in which he lived. He is gone. Death came as sweet sleep, and he passed into the haven of rest. Brother Hughes was the son of Brother and Sister R. L. Hughes, of Madison, Ala. By his death Brother and Sister Hughes have lost a noble son; the children, a devoted brother; the neighborhood, a useful citizen; and the church at Berea, Ala., a consecrated member. To the heartbroken parents, children, and friends I would say: Weep not as others who have no hope.
L. B. Jones.
Gospel Advocate, May 7, 1908, page 298.
On November 28, 1905, at his residence near Fayetteville, Tenn., Brother Alonzo N. Hughey passed away. He was sick only about twenty hours. He ate his supper in his usual health, but in a few hours began vomiting and continued to do so during the night. Early next morning the physician was sent for and relieved him; but he was so prostrated that he never rallied from the shock, but soon went into collapse and crossed over the river. Brother Hughey had been a member of the church since his young manhood, and set examples of Christian life that have left their impress upon his associates. He leaves two sons and three daughters, all of whom are noble and worthy young people. He had unbounded faith in the power of the word of God and its sufficiency to guide us into all truth. His devotion to his family was beautiful, and the sacrifices he made to give them the best advantages in education and thus qualify them for high and responsible positions is an index to the true man he was. We rejoice that we sorrow not as those who have no hope.
T. C. Little., Fayetteville, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, January 4, 1906, page 11.
Died, at his home, near Yorkville, Tenn., Oct. 30, 1895, my beloved companion, Adolphus Huie, aged 28 years and 7 months. Just when earthly hopes seemed brightest the summons came. Not quite two years ago we pledged our lives to each other, and lived supremely happy in each other's love; and when on Sept. 22, 1895, a bright little boy came to our home, our joy was unbounded. But, alas! five short weeks brought a sad change. Our little home was broken up, I was left sad and lonely, and my little boy deprived of a noble and devoted father. How we will miss him at church! for he was an earnest worker in the vineyard of the Lord. That sweet voice that led our songs here is forever stilled on earth, but will sing the praises of God in that beautiful city where sorrow and sad partings are unknown. May we meet him on the "golden shore," is my prayer.
Ora M. Huie.
Gospel Advocate, January 2, 1896, page 14.
Huie, Sophia King McCorkle
Entered into rest, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., April 30, 1915, Mrs. H. H. Huie, of Newbern, Tenn. Sophia King McCorkle was the daughter of John E. and Mary E. McCorkle, and became the wife of H. H. Huie on October 8, 1903. She obeyed the gospel at the age of fourteen, and during the remaining eighteen years of her life was a devoted and consecrated Christian. Her bright mind and talents were devoted to the Master's cause, and especially as an efficient teacher for the young did she excel. Her aged parents are heartbroken. The husband and little children are deprived of her tender love and care. The congregation with which she worshiped feel keenly the loss of a most zealous member. Btu she trusted in Him "who hath done all things well," and calmly and peacefully, without a struggle, she fell asleep in Jesus, to awake in the "beautiful mansions above," where sorrows and sad partings never come.
Mrs. Ora M. Huie
Gospel Advocate, June 17, 1915, page 603.
Hullibarger, W. Fred
W. Fred Hullibarger, an elder of the church in Springfield, Tennessee died at the age of 69, February 1 following a heart attack January 29. The passing of Brother Hullibarger brought much sorrow to many. He was a man of great dedication to things that were good. As a soldier in World War I he was wounded in defense of our country. As a husband he was loyal and faithful. As a father he was devoted. As Robertson County's Accountant, the books were always open. As an elder in the Lord's church he provided vision and example and in all things a Christian gentlemen.
He is survived by his wife, a son Billy of Portsmouth, Virginia and a daughter, Mrs. Billy Vinson of Nashville, four grandchildren and one foster sister.
His funeral was conducted February 3, by Milton Irvin, assisted by George Spivey and the writer.
Gospel Advocate, February 23, 1967, page 127.
A fatal accident happened in Brilliant Mine, near Winfield, Ala., about three-thirty P.M., February 14, 1929, when Brother Orval Hulsey was killed by falling rock. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hulsey. He was married to Miss Linnie Taylor on October 8, 1927. He had been a member of the church of Christ for about six years. He attended church regularly and taught a class in the Sunday school at Boston. He was a very friendly and lovable character. The love of his friends for him was expressed by the sympathy shown to the families of Mr. Taylor and Mr. Hulsey in their bereavement. He had many friends. He was cut down just in the prime of life, where the morning of life touches the noon of the day. He had as his object in view the blessing of humanity. His intention was to attend David Lipscomb College in the fall, that he might better prepare himself for the preaching of the gospel. He finished high school at Haleyville in 1926. He leaves a wife, father, mother, three brothers, four sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends, to mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted at Thorn Hill, near Haleyville, by the writer. He was laid to rest in Thorn Hill Cemetery.
Gospel Advocate, April 4, 1929, page 330.
Mrs. Teny Humble died, at her home, near Pikeville, Tenn., on February 25, 1904. Her remains were interred in the Bracken Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by my brother, Charles Holder. Mrs. Humble was forty-seven years, nine months, and twenty-four days old. She was a member of the church of Christ, having obeyed the gospel in 1885, and was ready and willing to meet the Lord. She leaves a husband and ten children, who have our sincere sympathy, prayers, and love. We commend them to God, who alone is able to comfort and heal the broken-hearted.
Gospel Advocate, April 7, 1904, page 218.
Our much esteemed brother and elder, Lewis Hume departed this life May 22, 1888, in his 74th year after a painful illness of about two years, which was borne with patience and Christian fortitude. He leaves a heart-broken son and daughter to feel how lonely and desolate life is without his presence, leaving his dear ones the comforting assurance that he was ready for the rest prepared by our blessed Savior whom he strove to faithfully follow in life. He has been a preacher of the gospel about thirty years, one of our old pioneers, one who helped to build up the church of Christ at Weatherford, Spencer county. How sadly we miss his presence and his voice in our meetings. Our loss is his eternal gain. We feel that such are truly the salt of the earth and can but weep when our allwise heavenly Father sees fit to take them to himself. He knows best when the life work is done. We trust his example may ever live in the hearts of his dear children to influence them to lead noble and useful lives.
J. A. W.
Gospel Advocate, June 27, 1888, page 15.
Hume, Matthew Dudley
Matthew Dudley Hume was born in Illinois, December 28, 1848; died at his home in Dos Palos, Calif., September 2, 1943. He had attained the ripe age of ninety-four years, eight months and four days. He is survived by his wife, four children, twenty-one grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren and a host of friends. The children are: Ray Hume, Dos Palos, Calif.; Guy Hume, Hollywood, Calif.; Leslie Hume, Manter, Kan.; and Inez Hume Austin, Los Angeles, Calif. Brother Hume had been a member of the church for about sixty-six years; and as long as he was physically able to attend services, he was in his accustomed place in the little church in Dos Palos. The writer conducted the funeral in the church building where Brother Hume had attended worship so many years, and the body was buried in the Dos Palos Cemetery. I had known Brother Hume for more than a quarter of a century, and I know he was a good citizen, a devoted husband and father, and a faithful Christian. He will be greatly missed.
W. Halliday Trice., 67 Waller Street, San Francisco, Calif.
Gospel Advocate, October 7, 1943, page 919.
Lizzie Humphreys, daughter of L. E. and M. J. Humphreys, was born on December 7, 1877, and died on December 25, 1902. She was a devoted Christian. She was baptized by Brother J. R. Phillips, during a series of meetings conducted by Brother E. C. L. Denton, in August, 1892. I have personally known this family for several years, and I know that it would be hard for children to be anything but Christians when reared by such faithful parents. Sister Lizzie was a student for two years in the Georgie Robertson Christian College, and in that capacity her work was well done. She died away from home, being engaged in teaching school in Oklahoma Territory. Brother N. B. Hardeman conducted the funeral services, which were attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives. There is a vacant place in the college here, as well as in the church at Gadsden, Tenn. and in the home of her childhood. Our loss is her gain. "To die is gain." The following verses, in her own handwriting, were found:
Call not back the dear departed,
Anchored safe where storms are o'er;
On the border land we left them,
Soon to meet and part no more.
When we leave this world of changes,
When we leave this world of care,
We shall find our missing loved ones
In our Father's mansions fair.
A. G. Freed., Henderson, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, March 19, 1903, page 186.
Humphreys, Mary Adaline
Sister Mary Adaline Humphreys, wife of W. G. Humphreys, died at her home near Gadsden, Tenn., Jan. 19, 1894, of la grippe and pneumonia. Sister Humphreys was born Nov. 29, 1820. She was married to W. G. Humphreys Feb. 1, 1844. She had passed her 73d year, and had been married twelve days less than fifty years. She was the mother of ten children, nine of whom, one daughter, and eight sons, she lived to see grown up, married, and settled in life around her. She also lived to see all her children become Christians, together with their companions, and also all her grandchildren who are old enough to appreciate the obligations of Christianity were in the Church of God before her death. Of her grandchildren there are seventeen in the church. There were therefore at the time of her death thirty-seven of her immediate family members of the Church of God, and all honored and respected. She was truly a mother in Israel. She and Brother Humphreys have done well. What mother has lived to see what she saw? She was always faithful, ardent, and zealous Christian. Her labor was not in vain in the Lord. She leaves her husband and children, with many relatives and friends, to mourn her death. Though dead, she yet lives, and speaks for God and Christ through her children. What a blessing such a woman is to the world can hardly be estimated. She is at rest from the labors and crosses of life, and at peace in the paradise of God. The family have lost a loving wife and fond mother, but heaven has gained a jewel. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." May the blessings of a benign heavenly Father rest upon the bereaved family, is my sincere prayer. A short funeral service was held in her memory at the grave by the writer.
E. C. L. Denton., Milan, Tenn.
Gospel Advocate, February 15, 1894, page 108.
William Humphreys was born in Alabama, on October 22, 1834. His parents moved to Mississippi when he was two months old, and lived there for fifteen years. He came to Texas in 1849. He was married to Mary E. Thompson on May 22, 1878; was baptized, by Brother C. O. Charles, in 1888, upon confession of his faith in Christ; and died, at his home in Wingate, Texas, on January 11, 1903. He was among the first to settle in Taylor County, but moved to Wingate about eighteen months ago. Great, indeed, was the shock caused by his death, but how it is modified by the precious promises of God's word! He leaves a wife and ten children (six girls and four boys) to mourn their loss. He cannot come back to them, but they can go to him. How lonely their home is without him! He was a kind husband and a loving father. He will be greatly missed in the house of worship, for he was always present when it was possible for him to be there. We all believe that he is safe in the realms of glory. We can only be patient and resigned, praying that we, too, may be ready to join the celestial band when the summons comes.
Gospel Advocate, March 12, 1903, page 170.
Humphreys, W. G.
Brother W. G. Humphreys was born in Davidson County, Tenn., on March 30, 1821, and died in Memphis, Tenn., on January 9, 1909. When a small boy, he came to West Tennessee with his parents and settled in Crockett County, where he spent all his life, except the last two or three years. Brother Humphreys was married to Miss Mary A. Todd in January, 1844. To this union were born ten children. Of these, one died in infancy; the others lived to have families of their own, since which time three have died. Brother Humphreys and wife and all their children (except the one dying in infancy) were members of the church of Christ. He was married the second time, in 1896, to Mrs. M. J. Welch, a good, Christian woman, who survives him. Brother Humphreys obeyed the gospel at the age of eighteen years, at old Union church, near Gadsden, Tenn., and when the church organized at Gadsden, he was one of the charter members, and was ever faithful and true. He was not a rich man in this world's goods, but was prosperous, and by industry and economy always had plenty and to spare to those who needed. He was sympathetic and kind; a friend to all, a foe to none. I preached for the church at Gadsden some years, and seldom made a trip there that I did not visit Brother and Sister Humphreys. Hence I knew them well in their home. They were as a father and mother to me. Few men live as I believe Brother Humphreys lived. In his last sickness, being unable to attend the assembly of the saints on the first day of the week, he would send his contribution by some one going; and when any nourishment was given him, he would always "express thanks" for same. Truly, a good man, one of God's noblemen, is gone. We will see him on earth no more, but he will be retained in our memories because of the good he has done and because we loved him. He leaves to his children the greatest of legaciesa good name. His remains were brought from Memphis to Gadsden on Sunday, January 10, and, after a fitting service at the church by the writer, in the presence of a large body of relatives and friends, his remains were laid to rest in the Humphreys cemetery, to await the resurrection of the just.
J. L. Holland.
Gospel Advocate, March 4, 1909, page 276.
Humphries, Leon M.
Leon M. Humphries died May 7, 1980, at the age of 93. Funeral services were conducted by Wayne Poucher, long-time friend of the family.
He was born in Anona, Fla., was a retired painter, and deacon in the Central congregation, Clearwater, Fla. He served as Justice of the Peace for Pinellas County in 1936. He is survived by his wife, four children, ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Of interest to the Advocate readers is the fact that brother Humphries attended the Potter Bible College in the early 1900's, and all who knew him were aware of his love for the Gospel Advocatethe teaching in its pages and the informative news items, which kept him abreast of our large brotherhood.
Jackie M. Stearsman., Minister, Central Church of Christ, 1454 Belleair Road, Clearwater, Fla., 33516.
Gospel Advocate, June 19, 1980, page 374.
Mabel, daughter of H. A. Brown and wife, was born on October 6, 1895, and was "born again," being baptized by her father, at the tender age of twelve. She was married to Everett Humphreys on April 22, 1910. On March 28 this beautiful young life completed its mission on earth, and, surrounded by loved ones, answered the summons, "Come up higher." She leaves two children (a little boy and a baby girl), husband, father, mother, six brothers, many relatives, and a host of friends, to mourn her departure. Mabel was of a sunny disposition and made many friends and won the esteem and love of all with whom she came in contact. Her life was the embodiment of all that makes character lovable. She was truly a Christian character. The writer was called upon to speak words of comfort and Christian condolence to the bereaved, and it was certainly a great pleasure to have such a noble, Christian life to hold up as a beacon to those left behind. While it is sad for her loved ones to give her up, yet it is a joy to know that she had made the necessary preparations and was ready when God called. I would say to the bereaved ones: Be comforted in the thought that, while her body has been consigned to the tomb and will molder back to the dust from which it came, her spirit is basking in the sunlight of God's love, and that, by living as the Father of mercies admonishes us, you can meet her in that home whose builder and maker is God," where trouble, sorrow, sadness, and death never come. It is one tie less to bind you to earth and one tie more to bind you to heaven. May the God of love and peace be with you and help you to bring up her children "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." After the funeral services, which was conducted at her father's home, Paris, Tenn., her body was laid away in Maplewood Cemetery beneath an abundance of pretty flowers, another indication of the high esteem in which she was held by her many friends.
J. B. Brown.
Gospel Advocate, June 24, 1920, page 628.
Hundley, Annie E.
Annie E. Thomas, daughter of Hon. W. J. Thomas, was born in Nashville, Tenn., October 4, 1857. It was there under the gentle guidance of a tender mother and devoted father that the sweet traits of character so beautifully followed in her subsequent life were instilled into her receptive mind. February 28, 1878, she was united in marriage to Hon. Oscar R. Hundley, of his city, and until the hour of her death, 7:40 P.M., Sunday, August 27, 1893, she was the same model of liveliness and the Christian graces as on the winter evening of her wedding day. Early in life she united her life with that of her dear Savior in whom she so implicitly trusted, joining the Christian Church here. Her deeds of charity were legion, the proverb, "He that giveth to the poor lendeth to the Lord," seeming to be ever present in her mind. She was a patient sufferer; no harsh lines were drawn on the lovely face as it lay stilled in death, but with a sweet smile that seemed to say, "We shall meet at Jesus' feet," her angelic spirit had winged its flight to the "God who gave it," there to await the resurrection morn, to be adorned with the "light of a Savior's love," and to sing praises to the God of hosts throughout a blissful eternity. To the devoted husband, whose happiest hours in life have been spent in increasing her happiness, and to the sorrowing relatives, in the absence of a healing balm other than time and resignation to Heaven's decrees, we would point to "Him who doeth all things well," and who is "an ever present help in the hour of disconsolation."
Huntsville (Ala.) pager.
Gospel Advocate, September 21, 1893, page 599.
Hundley, John G., Jr.
John G. Hundley Jr. died Feb. 9. He was 75.
After retirement from AT&T, Hundley was involved in numerous missions of the church, including a mission trip to St. Vincent Island in the West Indies. Hundley was a member of the West End Church of Christ in Knoxville.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Josephine; two sons, Jon and Alan; a daughter, Pat Gallimore; three brothers, Tom, Jack and Bob; and six grandchildren.
Gospel Advocate, May, 1999, page 45.
Hundley, Orville M.
Orville M. Hundley, an elder in the church of Christ and for the past half century a prominent and highly esteemed citizen of Huntsville, Ala., was born in Madison County, Ala., on December 24, 1830. On Thursday, July 9, 1903, at 6 o'clock P.M., Brother Hundley serenely passed over the river to receive "a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give . . . unto all them . . . that love his appearing."
Our dear brother was endowed by Nature with a strong, vigorous intellect and will power. He could not be swerved from what he conceived to be right between man and man.
As a citizen, he was highly respected, and was esteemed an honorable, high-toned gentleman, "to the manner born." He possessed that humane sympathy and good will which makes one beloved for his own sake. His deeds of kindness and charity were without ostentation and were best known to those who received kindly succor in their time of need.
In his early manhood he was accustomed to hear his father, a lifelong and beloved minister of the church of Christ, proclaim: "Where the Bible speaks, we speak; where the Bible is silent, we are silent." This motto possessed a peculiar charm for the mental and moral sensibilities of young Orville, and his whole judgment approved it.
Following the example of his revered father, early in life he espoused the cause of the meek and lowly Nazarene and identified himself with the church of Christ, which accepts the word of God as the only infallible rule of faith and practice. Thenceforward his love and zeal for the Master's cause led him to promptly respond to Duty's call with open hand and generous heart. The vast concourse of Huntsville's best citizens and the many from abroad at his funeral was a true index of their appreciation of his manly virtues and Christian character.
May the noble Christian wife (his beloved life companion), their only son, his only surviving brother, and his numerous relatives, in this sad day of their bereavement, look up to God, their only Refuge, and meekly bow in sweet resignation to the divine will, remembering his precious promise: "Though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies." His loving kindness and his tender mercy endure forever.
Farewell, beloved husband, father, brother, and friendfarewell till we meet in the mansions above, where "God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more: for the first things are passed away."
W. F. Fulgham.
Gospel Advocate, September 3, 1903, page 571.
Sister Tiny Hundley died in Snowville, Va., on Sunday night, May 19, at about 11 o'clock. She was baptized at about thirteen years of age, and remained a member of the church at Snowville until her death. She was fifty years old last February, and had never married, The writer was called to conduct the funeral services on the morning of May 21, after which all that was mortal was laid away to rest in the cemetery of that place. She leaves three brothers, two sisters, and other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She died of Bright's disease, combined with diabetes. May the Lord bless the bereaved ones.
J. T. Showalter., East Radford, Va.
Gospel Advocate, June 20, 1907, page 398.
Hunley, Edward Lee Jr.
Edward Lee Hunley Jr., 50, died June 11 at his home. He was a juvenile court chaplain and a member of the Madison Church of Christ.
Hunley is survived by his wife, Diane; two sons, Edward and Michael; a daughter, Tammy Carver; three brothers, Robert, Jerry and David; three sisters, Norma Nichols, Myrtle Waller and Patsy Burton; and six grandchildren.
Gospel Advocate, August, 1998, page 45.
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