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491. MAPLES – Eliza Catherine – 1870 – 1941

        MAPLES – Zack R. – 1870 – 1955

        [Married Elizabeth Catherine COWAN September 07, 1888]



Tuesday, November 18, 1941


Mrs. Z. R. Maples Passes At Home

Owens Cross Roads Resident Leaves 2 Sons, 8 Daughters


Mrs. Eliza Catherine MAPLES, 71, of Owens Cross Roads, died at her home there this morning at 1:20 o’clock.


Besides her husband, Zack R. MAPLES, she is survived by two sons, Prof. E. G. MAPLES of New Market and F. E. MAPLES, Panama.  Eight daughters include Mrs. Delilah MOON, Mrs. Katie WILLIAMS, Mrs. Carrie LAYNE and Mrs. Delia MARTIN, all of Owens Cross Roads; Mrs. Lucille BOSTICK, Princeton, Ala., Mrs. Fannie Sue JONES, Woodville, Ala., Mrs. Rubye MORRIS, Huntsville, and Mrs. Kathryn ZEANAH, Higgins Center, N.C.


Twenty-two grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.  Mrs. Maples was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church throughout her life.  Married 53 years, she and Mr. Maples had spent their entire life at Owens Cross Roads.


Funeral services to be held from the Cave Springs Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, will be conducted by the Rev. J. Vernon RICH, with Laughlin-Services in charge of arrangements.  Interment will be in Moon Cemetery.


Active pallbearers will include her sons-in-law, John E. MOON, Annis BOSTICK, Louis J. MORRIS, Gordon WILLIAMS, Milner H. JONES, Buford LAYNE and Morris ZEANAH.


Horton WILBURN, Robert H. BAKER, George DARWIN, Ed BUTLER, Dr. James CARPENTER, Dr. E. V. CALDWELL, Dr. James V. HOLLIMAN, Robert CRAFT, A. H. ELLETT and Jesse ELLETT will be honorary pallbearers.



Monday, January 31, 1955


Zack R. Maples, 84

Owens Cross Roads Native, Dies


Zack R. MAPLES, 84, a retired farmer of Owens Cross Roads, died at 8:30 a.m. today, following a heart attack.


He was born and reared in Owens Cross Roads and lived there all his life.  At the time of his death, he was making his home there with his daughter, Mrs. W. A. BOSTICK.


Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. John MOON, Mrs. Gordon WILLIAMS and Mrs. W. A. BOSTICK, all of Owens Cross Roads, Mrs. F. B. LAYNE, Mrs. Delia Maples MARTIN and Mrs. L. J. MORRIS, all of Huntsville, Mrs. W. M. ZEANAH of Titusville, Fla., and Mrs. M. H. JONES of Scottsboro; two sons, E. G. MAPLES of Memphis and F. E. MAPLES of San Antonia, Texas; 32 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.


Funeral arrangements have not been completed and will be announced tomorrow.



Tuesday, February 1, 1955


Zack R. Maples’ Rites Wednesday


Funeral services for Zack R. MAPLES of Owens Cross Roads will be held a 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Cave Springs Baptist Church.  The Rev. Alvin H. HOPSON will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Wayne CRUBBS.


The body will be at the church for an hour before time for the service.  Interment will be in Moon Cemetery at Owens Cross Roads, with Laughlin-Service Funeral Home in charge.


Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.  They are: John W. MOON, James Gordon WILLIAMS, James Maples MARTIN, Maples MOON, Jerome FOGG, Hammond CARPENTER, James R. CAMPBELL and F. E. MAPLES Jr.


Honorary pallbearers will include: Dr. James L. CARPENTER, Dr. E. V. CALDWELL, A. H. ELLETT, Ira TERRY, A. H. BUTLER, Robert M. CRAFT, George HILL, John W. PATTERSON, Frank GLOVER, King DRAKE, Joe Ben TABOR and Robert BAKER.