Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Martha Ann McCullough Miller Obituary

Miller Rites

Rev. W. A. Powers, conducted funeral services Monday at 2 p. m, at the Methodist church for Mrs. Martha Ann Miller, daughter of Mr. Bert McCullough, and Mrs. Jamina McCullough, who was born March 17, 1858, on Bates Prairie,  near Maysville, Ark. She died Saturday, April 25, after a short illness. In September, 1875, she was married to Andrew J, Miller, the husband and one son, Johnnie Miller, preceded Mrs. Miller in death. Surviving are eight daughters,  Mrs. Flora Stevens of Seminole,  Okla., Mrs. Ida Cooley and Mrs.Mahana Malone of Bakersfield,  Cal., Mrs. Lucinda James of Atlanta, Ga,  Mrs. Mamie Hutchinson of Miami, Mrs. Sallie Miller of Fairland, Mrs. Myrtle Sixkiller of Miami and Mrs. Pearl Lamar of Fairland; three sons, Robert L. Miller of Dennis, Okla;, Andrew J. Miller of Fairfax, Okla., and Dawees Miller of Beggs, Okla. Many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren also survive Mrs. Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Miller settled at Hickory Grove in 1875 where they lived for more than 30 years. She moved with her family to Fairland in 1925, where she has since made her home. She was a member of the Methodist church of Fairland.Honarary pallbearers were J. T. Newport, M. J. Campbell, C. A. Hallam, Clyde Freeman, Frank Audrain, and D. M. Morris. Active pallbearers were Levi Crockett,Charley Thomas, Bill Keenan,  John Rubin, R. A. Harper and F. L. Warren

I think the  http://www.findagrave.com website is wonderful. It often enables you to see where your relatives are buried. Another super thing is the ability they give you  to put virtual flowers on your ancestors virtual grave. I must admit it gave me goose bumps when I did. Thanks "find a grave" and the volunteers who have captured and posted the pictures. I leave forget-me-not flowers, but there is a good choice of other flowers.

I sure enjoyed learning about you Great Grandmother Martha.

1 comment:

  1. Note from Sharon:

    A 3rd cousin, Norman James, and a fellow researcher sent me an email with the following information which added to Martha's obituary.

    I personally knew, or knew by sight, Pearl Lamar, R. A. White (grocer), J. T. Newport (editor of the newspaper), M. J. Campbell (owner of a dry goods and clothing store), Clyde Freeman (Fairland's pharmacist for many years), Levi Crockett (owner of the Crockett hotel), Charley Thomas, Bill Keenan (owned a grocery store), and John Rubin (there were two John Rubins, and I knew both). Pearl Lamar had a son, Glen Darryl, who was 2 or 3 years younger than I. The Prairie's name was properly spelled "Batie's". Some of my ancestors and allied families lived there. Around 1940-43 I worked in the L.L. White and R.A. Harper Grocery store. In that job, I met just about everybody in town. I was in Fairland last Saturday. Among the dwindling number of structures still standing is the old City Jail. It was built of stone while I was a teenager there. I can remember the previous jail, a wooden building, which was about the same size and on the same site. I think the jail was used only to hold belligerent drunks until they sobered up. Fairland now has no grocery store (only convenience stores at two gas stations), no doctor, no pharmacy, but it has a Dollar Store and two funeral homes. Norman