Mrs. Mary M. Hawthorne 80 Will Be Buried at 3 Today Near Home in Roganville.
14 Children Survive Pioneer Resident of East Texas
Jasper, Texas. March 21, 1936- Mrs. Mary Matilda Hawthorne 80, of Roganville died at her home Friday evening following a brief illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Hawthorne was a pioneer settler of Jasper county, coming here from Decatur,Ga. with her family when a small girl. She married J.T. Hawthorne here in 1871 and survived him by about a year.
This couple were the parents of 14 children all now living.
Thirteen of the children were at her bedside when death came.
A daughter, Mrs. Martha Norburg, of Ashland Oregon, failed to arrive in time.
Mrs. Hawthorne was a devoted mother and a sincere neighbor in the community where she spent her life. She was active in church work, having been a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for the past 45 years. She took an interest in civic and educational affairs.
She is survied by six daughters, Mrs. Lula West, of Kirbyville, Mrs Ola Jones, of Roganville; Mrs. Hattie Martin of Vidor; Mrs. Lizzie Hooks of Bleakwood; Mrs. Leachie Day of Newton, and Mrs. Norburg; eight sons, F.P., J.C., J.T. and Walter all of Kirbyville; Sion, Polk, Tommy and Zora all of Roganville; 96 grandchildren; 35 great children; and two great great grandchildren.
Furneal services will be held at the Friendship cemetery near Roganville at 3 p.m., Saturday with the Rev. S.D. Newton of Orange, the Rev. A.J. Dubois of Jasper, and the Rev. Leonard Richardson and the Rev. Audrey Richardson of Buna, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Stringer funeral home of Jasper.