TO THE CROWSON, CONDER, GRANGER & BOLINGER
LURANA BUSH CLOWER CAVANESS
LAWRENCE SAMUEL BUTTS CLOWER |
MARTHA A. CLOWER CROWSON | JAMES
DANIEL MORGAN CLOWER
| JAMES L. CLOWER | AMY EILEEN
O. C. COKER
- LURANA BUSH CLOWER CAVANESS
- Born: 10 May 1807 in Jasper Co.,
- Died: 22 Sep 1888 in Arkansas
- Unknown Newspaper
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.
LAWRENCE SAMUEL BUTTS CLOWER
August 24, 1813 in Jasper Co., Georgia
April 05, 1891 in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas
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
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.
I've typed this as it was on the original.
A. (MATTIE) CLOWER CROWSON
October 20, 1847 in Shelby Co., Alabama
October 15, 1893 in Ladonia, Fannin Co., Texas
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.
I've typed this as it was on the original.
JAMES VIRGIL CLOWER
Born: November 24,
Died: January 28,
1919 in Roxton, Lamar Co., Texas
Honey Grove Citizen
Honey Grove, Fannin Co.,
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.
- DANIEL MORGAN CLOWER
- Born: 12 May 1835
- Died: 17 Aug 1927
- JAMES L. CLOWER
- Born: 22 Apr 1844 in
- Died: 1889 in Fannin Co.,
Leanora F. Yeager 16 Apr 1868 in Fannin Co., Texas
March 20, 1889
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.
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.
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.
AMY EILEEN BISHOP FLOWERS
Born: January 02,
1955 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Died: July 17, 2000
in Caddo Parish, Louisiana
July 18, 2000
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 p.m..to 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
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.
ROSE-NEATH FUNERAL HOME
Note: This obituary
is posted with kind permission from Editor, Judy Christie, The (Shreveport)
CLOWER-COKER FAMILY The Honey Grove Citizen
MRS. O. C. COKER
Died: January 15, 1929 in Dierks, Arkansas
Friday Morning, January
MRS. O. C. COKER BURIED
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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