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Born:  10 May 1807 in Jasper Co., Georgia
Died:  22 Sep 1888 in Arkansas
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     CAVANESS - Mrs. Lurena CAVANESS (nee CLOWER), was born in the State of Ga., May 10, 1807.  While she was quite young her parents removed to Shelby co., Ala., where in the nineteenth year of her age, she was married to Andrew CAVANESS.  In 1851 she removed with her husband to this state, and settled in Drew co., where she remained until her death.  She was converted to God and joined the Methodist Church in the 9th year of her age, and her life was devoted to the service of God.  Grandma, as she was familiarly called, had lived in the neighborhood of the Mt. Pleasant church for thirty-six years, and was known by every one for miles around, and the writer can truly say he has never known any one who was more universally beloved, or who wielded a greated influence for good.  She was a Methodist of the old type, especially did she love the social meetings of the Church, and it was a rare privilege to be with her in class meeting or love feast, and hear her talk of the dealings of God with her soul, and of her bright anticipation of heaven and eternal life.  The Bible was her daily companion.  Debrived of the advantages of an early education, she did not learn to read until she was more than fifty years old, yet she had read her bible through many times and evinced marked familiarity of its blessed truths. Her punctuality in attending the services of the church was remarkable.  Though in her 82nd year and living 5 miles from the church, I do not remember that she missed a single preaching appointment during the year preceding her death.  She was a great lover of camp-meetings and had looked fondly forward to our camp-meeting at Mt. Pleasant camp-ground.  When the time for the camp meeting arrived she was unwell, and her granddaughter begged her not to go, but she said in pleading tones, "Please take me to the old camp-ground once more, and if I die there it is as near heaven as anywhere else."  Her request was granted but, she not able to leave her tent.  She remained there until Monday, when she was carried to the residence of her grandson, where on the following Saturday, she sweetly fell asleep in Jesus.  I visited her on Thursday before her death.  When I left her she said "All is well; I am in the hands of the Lord and I am willing to go or stay, just as he thinks best."  Her funeral sermon was preached Sunday evening Sept 20, by her old friend Rev. J. H. BLAKELY, to a large concourse of relatives and friends.  May the bereaved loved ones follow her as she followed Christ.   J. A. SAGE
Barkada, Ark.

Born: August 24, 1813 in Jasper Co., Georgia
Died:  April 05, 1891 in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas
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     Rev. J. L. CLOWER was borned in Jasper County, Ga., August 24, 1813.  Moved with his parents to Alabama in .  He was converted and joined the M. E. Church south early in childhood.  He was married to Miss Faithe A. Coker - February 9, 1835.  He died at the home of his son-in-law John HOGAN, in Drew Co., Ark., April the 5th 1891.
     For about 50 years he has served the church as a preacher of the gospel most of the time in the local ranks.  Part of the time as a supply however.  He was faithful in the discharge of whatever duty was assigned him.
     He was loyal to the church & always co-operated heartily with his pastor in the work of saving souls.  Never did he seem more happy that when trying to lead sinners to Christ, and christians to a higher plain of godliness, ......... was an ever open channel through which divine love flowed, and though during the closing days of his life he suffered much, he never complained.  And when suffering exceedingly he was heard to say, "My Savior suffered more for me."
     He sought to make others happy, & to this end there was always upon his face an expression of cheerfulness.  And now tho we miss him, we rejoice in that his influence continues to live.
     And too, that his life of toil & anxiety for the prosperity of Zion has ended in the reward of everlasting blessedness.
     He raised 9 children - all of whom have, with his companion, died in the faith.  The others are all religious.  Two of his 3 sons were preachers, but one of whom & some of his daughters survive.
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Born:  October 20, 1847 in Shelby Co., Alabama
Died:  October 15, 1893 in Ladonia, Fannin Co., Texas

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Ladonia, Fannin Co., Texas
    This community was saddened Oct., 14, 1893 by the announcement of the death of Sister Mattie A. CROWSON.  She was borned in Ala. in 1847 and moved with her parents to Arkansas, and thence to Texas.
     Her father Rev. Lawrence CLOWER, was for many years a faithful local preacher in the M. E. Church, South, and preceded her by several years in the good world.  He trained Mattie well in the church & when she was old she did not depart from it.  Having embraced religion in tender years she was faithful to the end.  She was united in holy wedlock to J. F. CROWSON in 1867.  There were  born to them 8 children, all of whom wept her departure.  She died as she had lived - true to her family, her religion, & her God.  The desire of her life was the convertion of her husband & the salvation of her children.  And tho she be dead she yet speaketh.  May the hope & desire of her life, altho deferred while she lived, yet be realized in the convertion of her bereaved husband & motherless children.
     She is gone no more to pray for them on earth, & while the world is made poorer & less desirable to her loved ones by her departure Heaven is richer & its attractions ten-fold greater.  May the family follow the departed wife and mother as she followed Christ.  She cannot come back to you, but you can go to her.
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Born:  November 24, 1889
Died:  January 28, 1919 in Roxton, Lamar Co., Texas

Honey Grove Citizen
Honey Grove, Fannin Co., Texas
January 31, 1919

Died at Roxton.
     J. V. CLOWER died at Roxton Tuesday from an attack of pneumonia, and the remains were interred in the cemetery at Ladonia Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. CLOWER lived at Ladonia for many years and was well known in the southern part of the county.  He is survived by his wife and baby.

Born:  12 May 1835
Died:  17 Aug 1927

Born:  22 Apr 1844 in Alabama
Died:  1889 in Fannin Co., Texas

Married:  Leanora F. Yeager 16 Apr 1868 in Fannin Co., Texas

March 20, 1889
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Fannin Co., Texas
     J. L. CLOWER was born April 22, 1844, in Shelby county, Alabama.  He was the son of Rev. Daniel CLOWER, now of Delta County, Texas, who survives him.  Having the advantage of praying parents, he sought and obtained religion in Columbia Co., Ark. at the age of 14 years.  He moved with his father to Texas in 1866, was married to Miss L. F. YEAGERApril 16, 1868, and died Feb. 15, 1889, of pneumonia.
     Brother CLOWER was a licensed exhorter in the M. E. Church, South, for a number of years, was zealous in the cause of God all his life, and died without a blot on his good name, mourned by a host of kindred and friends, in the 44th year of his age.
     Brother CLOWER left no children, but the idol to which his heart clung most fondly was his now sorely bereaved, invalid wife.
     For years he nursed her and waited on her with all the fond tenderness of a doting mother.  Each was the other's little world, revoling in each other's orbit till the brittle thread snapped, and these devoted hearts were separated, only for a moment, when they will be re-united, so long as love has attractions, and so long as God Himself shall live.
     While he was struggling in death, the cold waters even then coming up to his chin, anxious for one more token, she raised her voice and said:  "Husband, are you willing to go?"  With gleaming eye and up-turned glance he replied:  "Yes, if it be God's will."  And with such expressions as "Oh, so pleasant to me.," while his friends talked of Jesus; "Bless the Lord, Oh, my soul" - while these words lingered on his lips, the waters closed over him and he sank beneath the chilly wave.
     To the bereaved wife we would say:  "Weep on, sorrowing one, there is luxury in tears in such a grief.  Others are bereaved with you, but not so sadly."  Well does the writer of this tribute remember the friendly, smiling face of Bro. Tobe, as we all called him.
     He was laid to rest in the cemetery at McCraw's Chapel, near where he lived, and where he held his membership, his remains having been followed to the tomb by a large crowd of sympathizing neighbors, kindred and friends.       T. J. POPE
Honey Grove, Texas, March 19, '89.

Born:  January 02, 1955 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Died:  July 17, 2000 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Shreveport Times
July 18, 2000

Amy Flowers
    KEITHVILLE, LA - Services for Amy Flowers, 45, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at RoseNeath's Southside Chapel.  Officiating will be Rev. Mike Stowell, pastor ofFirst Baptist Church of Keithville, assisted by Rev. Bill Stowell, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist church.  Burial will be in Forest Park West.
     Funeral Home visitation will be 6 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at the funeral home.
     Mrs. Flowers, a homemaker, died Monday, July 17, 2000 after a lengthy illness.  She was born in Shreveport, LA and was a resident of Keithville, LA.  Mrs. Flowers operated a tax service for over 20 years.
     Survivors are her loving husband, James flowers; mother, Edna Bishop; father, W. C. Bishop;  sons, Philip Flowers and wife, Whitney and Chris Flowers and wife, Heather; daughter, Kelly Flowers and one granddaughter, Kylie Flowers.
     Pallbearers will be Philip Flowers, chris Flowers, Chris Bradford, Andy Burns, Jason Michelson and Thomas Fletcher.
     The family suggests memorials may be made to  the Colotis Chrones Association or the American Cancer Society.
    SOUTHSIDE CHAPEL, 687-1256
Note:  This obituary is posted with kind permission from Editor, Judy Christie, The (Shreveport) Times.


Died:  January 15, 1929 in Dierks, Arkansas

The Honey Grove Citizen
Friday Morning, January 18, 1929
     The body of Mrs. O. C. COKER, was brought to this city from Texarkana, yesterday afternoon (Thursday) and laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.  Mrs. COKER having passed away on Tuesday, according to the message received here.  Mrs. COKER formerly lived, with her family, on the ROWTON farm, north of Honey Grove, but following the death of her husband several months ago, moved to Dierks, Ark.  She was about 40 years of age at her death and was an excellent woman, and a devoted member of the Methodist Church.  She is survived by two sons.
     The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in this city yesterday, afternoon at 2 o'clock, the service being conducted by Rev. E. H. COSTON, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, following which the body was laid to rest in Oakwood, a large number of friends being present at the services.
     The Citizen joins with friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.


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