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[Source:] David Sprinkle, Mobile, AL
Feb 2006

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Mobile County, Alabama Newspaper

Benjamin Franklin Sprinkle II, a lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama, died Sunday. He was 47. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Howard Sprinkle; two daughters, Jacinda Sprinkle and Brianne Sprinkle; one son, Devin Sprinkle; his parents Juanita and Benjamin Sprinkle Sr.; two sisters, Cathy Sprinkle and Annette Weldon; two brothers, Kenny Shirah and Bill Thompson; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Three Notch Road, where the service is set for noon Thursday. Burial will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens.
[note:] He's a Creel desendant from Joseph Warren Sprinkle and Lillie Creel.

Berry Creel June 15 1925
After a long illiness Berry Creel, aged 86, died Sunday morning at his residence on the Pascagoula Rd. at 9:45 O'clock. He was a Confederate Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Emmaline Wheeler Creel, five sons, Augustus, John, Robert L., Thomas L., and Rufus Creel; three daughters; Mrs. J.B. Gerwert, Mrs. J. R. Tillman and Mrs. William I. Tillman, 33 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; four brothers, Albert Creel of Clara, Miss; Grant Creel of Opp, Ala; John and James Creel of Meridian, Miss; Mrs. Martha White and Mrs. Mary Martin of Ovett, Miss and other relatives. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 4 O'clock from the residence and at 4:30 pm at the Magnoilia Baptist Church at Theodore and the interment will be in the Cemetery there at Theodore.
[note:] Caroline (Wheeler) Creel was his wife, the obit had Emmoline, but Caroline is correct, she was the daughter of Austin Wheeler and Sarah Lewis. Austin Wheeler was the son of old Simeon Wheeler and his wife was Catherine McLemore, they moved to Mobile Co. AL, from Perry or Greene Co., Miss, she was related to the McLemores from Jones and Lauderdale Co., Miss.

Mobile paper
MR. GUS MARION CREEL- Native of Mobile County, Alabama. and a lifelong resident of Theodore .Ala, died at the family residence, Tuesday evening, March 28, 1950 at 6:45 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Tillman Creel, Three sons, John B. Creel, Mobile, Ala; J. C. Creel, Theodore, Ala; and M. I. Creel, Triangle, Va, three daughters, Mrs. Texas Creel Holler, Washington D.C., Mrs. Ada Mae Creel Bennard, Washington D. C., Mrs. Gussie Creel Busby, Theodore, Ala; three brothers, R.L. Creel, Bayou La Batre, Ala; Thomas and Rufus Creel both of Mobile, Ala; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Gerwert, Mobile, Ala; Mrs. Leona Tillman, St. Elmo, Ala. 12 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Higgins Mortuary Thursday afternoon at, march 20, 1950 at 2:00 o'clock and from the Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Theodore, Ala; at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Higgins Mortuary, Mobile, Ala.
[ Note:] Agustus Marion Creel, son of Berry Creel, born 1867 died 1950, married to Ada Tillman

Mrs. Leviney Creal Stapleton, 55, died yesterday afternoon at her home in Grand Bay. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 O'clock this afternoon from the residence, and at 4 O'clock from Magnolia Church, Theodore. Burial will be in the Magnolia Cemetery at Theodore. Mrs. Stapleton is survived by five sons and two daughters.
[note] She was a Dearman and was first married to Elijah Creel who had died in circa 1899 Theodore and was reportedly killed by an alligator crossing a Creek.
[note] from Pat Creel - Vina married [2] Joe Stapleton 6 JAN 1902 in Mobile County, AL. Joe was born ABT. 25 AUG 1858 in NY, and died 1923, in Mobile County, AL; Father Mike Stapleton, NY. Two sons Frank Stapleton and Joseph Stapleton both from Mobile County, AL. Death record: Mobile County Court House, Mobile, AL Vol 43 pg 21305; Cause of death: nephritis, an infection of the kidney. Funeral arrangements by Fails Funeral Home, Moss Point, Jackson County, MS. recorded # 2349-83, paid for by her sons, Hiram M. Creal & Hardy H. Creal. [Source:] Paul Stapleton, Grandson of Leviney "Vina" Dearman Creel Stapleton & Joseph Stapleton
[note] from Pat Creel Leviney was my great-grandmother
My web page:
My family spelled their last name Creel and Creal. Recently, I have been in touch with Kathy who informed me of the parents of Vina Dearman Creel. She gave me information on her parents and sibling. Parents of Leviney (Devina, Vina, Viney) Dearman were Jonathan Dearman born 1813 in St Clair County, AL; died bef 1880 Lauderdale County, MS. Jonathan was son of Elisha Dearman & Mary Varnon. He married Julia Ann McMulen 1855 in Meridian, MS, daughter of William McMullen & Katherine Gilchrist. Julia was born 1829 in MS, and died abt 1890 in Lauderdale County, MS.

Mrs. Julia Walpoe, a native of Theodore Ala; and a resident of Grand Bay Ala, for the past 3 years, died at her residence Monday afternoon at 2 O'clock. She is survived by one sister Mrs. Leona McCullough of Mobile Ala; and one brother Mr. Hardy H. Creel Sr of Grand Bay, Ala. Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of Higgins Mortuary, Mobile Wednesday at a time to be announced. The family request that in lieu of flowers, a donation to the foreign missions. Funeral arrangements by Higgins Mortuary; INC, Mobile Alabama.
[note] sister to Leona Creel McCollogh. My great aunt and daughter of Elijah Creel and Vina Dearman Creel. Julia is buried in Grand Bay Cemetery. Frank Stapleton and Joseph Stapleton were her half-brothers by Vina's second marriage to Joe Stapleton.

Mrs. Leona Creel McCollogh - A native of Atmore, Alabama, and a resident of Mobile, died at her residence Saturday March 15, 1969, at 3 pm, Mrs. McCollogh is survived by one brother, Hardy H. Creel of Grand Bay, Ala; nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home Monday March, 17, 1969, at 3 pm with interment in the Grand Bay Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, INC, 3155 Dauphin Ext, west of Sage Ave.

Oct 6 1945
MRS. ETTA CREEL GABEL, wife of James Gray Gabel Sr a native of Meridian, Miss; and a resident of Whistler, Ala; for a number of years, died at a local infirmary at 11:30 O'clock Friday morning Oct 5 1945. Funeral services will be held at the Roche Funeral home at time to be announced later. Interment will be in the Whistler Cemetery. She is survived by her husband James Gray Gabel Sr. of Whistler, Ala; Four daughters Mrs. Ella Key of Chickasaw, Ala; Mrs. H.C. Gabel of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mrs. W.F. Adams of Mobile and Mrs. A.F. Pratt of Krafton, Ala; five sons James Gray Gabel jr of Mobile, Robert Henry Gabel of Pascagoula, Miss; PVT Bowin Gabel, U.S. Army; Roy Harold Gabel of Gulfport, Miss; and Herman Gabel U.S. Navy. 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren Nieces nephews and other relatives. Funeral Arrangements by Roche Mortuary, Mobile, Alabama.
[note] Etta Gable was the daughter of Thomas H Creel and Fanny Taft of Meridian and moved to Mobile about 1902 with her father.

Hattiesburg Miss NewsPaper
Mrs. Amanda Blanche Creel, 77, died at 11:20 o'clock Monday night at the family residence, 200 Tipton St. Time of the funeral services has not been announced, pending arrival of relatives. Services will be held at the family residence. Interment will follow in the Glendale Cemetery. Rev. E. M. Bilbo, pastor of the River Avenue Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Wallace Harrell will officiate. Mrs. Creel is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clara Speede of Hattiesburg; four sons, J.W., W.R., Charles, and Albert H. Creel all of Hattiesburg Miss; one sister, Mrs. Ella Young of Catersville; 16 grandchildren, of 3 are in the service; and 8 great grandchildren. Hattiesburg Undertaking Company will be in charge of arrangements.
[note]Amanda Callahan wife of James Edward (Ed) Creel 1855-1924 buried at Petal Miss, he was a brother to William Ranson Creel 1849-1941

Meridian Star, Lauderdale County, MS
April 26 1939
Caleb Elisa Creel, age 63, died at his home Meridian Route 6, Monday night. Survivors include his widow; Mrs. Burse Perry Creel, one daughter Mrs. Mairam Brewster, two sons, Jim and Jack Creel, one sister, Lucinda Graham, Gulfport; two brothers Jack Creel, Gulfport; Will Creel, Meridian; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 am from the Bethany Baptist Church at Whynot, Miss. The Rev. H. G. Montogue and A. H. Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. [note]Son of Collin W. Creel and Nancy Hill. Note the Hill, Creel and Dearman's traveled together from NC to SC to Miss.

From Biloxi Newspapers:

Nov 30 1895
Claiborne C. Chatham, Aged 51 years, died Sunday night after an illness of several weeks. The deceased refused the services of a Physician until it was too late. He was married and resided at Point Cadet. He was born in Jones County Mississippi.
[note]Claibiorne was the son of Jency Creel and Bryant Chatham

Feb 8, 1896
Mrs. Priscella Creel died yesterday, aged 65 years. Funeral Sunday at 2 O'clock.
[note]She was Pricillia Page Creel wife of James R Creel 1831-1910

Nov 12, 1898
Mrs. Jency Chatham, aged 78, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Carrie Dugan on Back Bay Sunday night at 9 o'clock. A son Andrew Chatham and two daughters survive her Mrs. Carrie Dugan and Mrs. Sarah Smith. The remains will be interred under direction of Undertaker Gleason today.
[note] died Nov 6 1898, daughter of John Creel Sr 1802 and Kizziah Dearman

Feb. 21, 1908
Hannah Rainwater Creel
At 7 o'clock last evening, Mrs. Anna Creel passed from this life at the home of her son, 1225 east Howard Ave. She was 75 years, 1 month and 9 days old. She was born in Marengo County, Alabama, and had lived in Biloxi about 12 years. Deceased was a widow and lived with her son Rev. William Creel. The funeral took place from the residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon.

May 12, 1910
James R. Creel, aged 79 years, a native of Jones County and a resident of Biloxi for twenty two years, died last night after a brief illness. The deceased leaves two sons and two daughters and a number of other relatives. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence of his daughter Mrs. Jerome Ryan, 416 East Water Street.
[note] He (James R. Creel) was the son of John Creel 1802-1860s and Kizziah Dearman and a brother to my John Creel 1826-1875 husband of Hannah Rainwater. John Calvin Creel was the son of James R. Creel 1831 and Pricillia Page Creel, Aunt Ethel called them Uncle Jim and Aunt Prissey

Jan 10 1914
Aron Andrew Chatam, aged 52 years, a native of Miss, died at his home on north Oak St last evening at 7:20 O'clock. He had been a resident of Biloxi for the past number of years and was well known in the eastern part of the city. Surviving him is a wife, and several children residing in this city besides other relatives. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 O'clock from the late residence, 635 Oak St, interment being made in the Biloxi Cemetery.
[note] Another son of Bryant Chatham and Jency Creel named for her brother Aaron Creel

Biloxi Paper 1919 Necrological
George W. Creel died yesterday afternoon at 2:20 pm at 436 Oak St, aged 25 years. He leaves a wife and children, parents, several sisters and many relatives to mourn his early demise. He was employed in the Pascagoula shipyard. Funeral services will be held at 436 Oak stat 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, at the conclusion of which there will be interment at the Biloxi Cemetery. He was a member of Rushing Camp 839 W.O.W. and all members are requested to meet at their hall at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning to attend the funeral.
[note] son of William R. Creel and Sabra M. Whittington

July 31 1919
James Albert Creel, a native of Jones County, Mississippi, and a resident of Biloxi thirty five years died at the home of his sister yesterday morning at 11: O'clock. Deceased by a number of relatives. The funeral was held this afternoon at 4 O'clock from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Jerome Ryan, 416 East Water Street. Services were conducted under the auspices of the Baptist Church and interment was in the Biloxi Cemetery.
[note] son of James R Creel 1983-1910 and Pricillia Page

Handsboro, Miss. June 14 1922
Wesley Creel passed away at his home here Wednesday morning at 8 O'clock and was laid to rest in the Old Handsboro Cemetery by G. H. Grice of Ocean Springs. Mr. Creel was an old citizen of this place and a member of the Methodist Church and was a good Christian. He leaves a wife and several children and a large number of grandchildren. The friends here extend their heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved family.
[note] son of Charles (Collin) Creel and Lucinda Nicholas

Biloxi Paper Feb 11, 1931
Mrs. Julianne Switzer, 74 years and six months died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vernon Switzer at Fernwood, Tuesday afternoon at 3 O'clock. She was the widow of G. W. Switzer who died Wednesday of last week. Mrs. Switzer was ill at the time of her husband's death. She was born July 14 1856. The family was one of the oldest in the Fernwood Neighborhood. Surviving Mrs. Switzer are four daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. Nora Cruthirds, Mrs. D. D. Cruthirds, Mrs. Ben Sumrall, and Mrs. Vernon Switzer and the sons are Fred Switzer, G. W. Switzer Jr, and H. E. Switzer. Mrs. Switzer will be laid at the side of her husband in Handsboro Cemetery. Funeral services will be at the home of Mrs. Vernon Switzer at Fernwood, Wednesday afternoon at 3 O'clock, Rev. Roy Wolfe, pastor of the Handsboro Methodist Church officiating.
[note] daughter of Collin Creel and Lucinda Nicholas. Her husband, G. W. Switzer died Feb 4, 1931
[note] G. W. Switzer died Feb 4, 1931

Mr. Gordon A. Switzer, 70, of Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Gulfport. Mr. Switzer was a native and lifelong resident of Gulfport. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and retired from Ingall's Shipbuilding as asheet metal supervisor. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Switzer was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Artie (Allen) Switzer; two sisters, Isabelle Skinner and Ruby Dobson, and three brothers, Julien Switzer, Harold Switzer and Dick Switzer. Survivors include his wife, Betty Switzer, of Gulfport; one daughter, Joy Switzer, of Ocean Springs; one son, Grover Switzer and his wife, Tina, of Ocean Springs; three sisters, Lou Walker of D'Iberville, Ruth Beard of Gulfport, and Elsie Freeman of St. Martin, and two grandchildren, Leslie Switzer and Chaise Switzer of Ocean Springs. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 10, 2006, at 12 noon at the Pass Road Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi where friends may visit from 11 a. m. until service time. Interment will follow in Biloxi National Cemetery.
[Note:] His grandparents were G. W. Switzer and Julia Creel (daughter of C. W. Creel and Lucinda Nicholas).

March 23 ,1931
Mrs. Sabra M. Creel, wife of Rev. William R. Creel, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs G.R. Hilton, 919 Caillavet St, this morning at 8:15 following a long illness. She was 71 years old, a native of Calcasieu Parish, La, and a resident of Biloxi for 36 years. She was a devout member of the Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she leaves seven daughters, Mrs. Thomas Allen, of Long Beach, Mrs. I. R. Hudson, Layette, La, Mrs. J.W. Sprinkles, Dauphin Island, Ala, Mrs. J.A. Skinner, Mrs. Elisha Miller, Mrs. Eugene Summerlin and Mrs. Hilton all of Biloxi. 45 grandchildren; 57 great-grand children; one sister Mrs. H. E. Hall, Nederland, TX, and a brother John A. Whittington of Burkville, TX. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock, with services at home Second Baptist Church and the grave in the Biloxi Cemetery by Rev. A. G. Mosley.

Circuit Rider -- William Ranson Creel, born 1849 in Jones County, MS, and moved to Pineville, Harrison County, Mississippi about 1860, or just after the Civil War. He married in 1875 and became a Baptist Preacher and Circuit Rider, he went all over south Mississippi spreading the Gospel. He even preached at Dauphin Island, Alabama, where daughter Lillie and her Husband Joseph Warren Sprinkle moved in 1914. Also I have a Newspaper article were he and son-in-law Sprinkle and grandchildren Clarence, George and Clyde went over by boat to the mainland at Bayou La Batre and Grandpa Creel preached at First Baptist Church there in 1921.
Also his cousin from Forrest County, MS, Jasper Creel, born 1863 was a traveling medicine man. He would came to Bayou La Batre then boat over to Dauphin Island to sell his medicine, then go to Theodore, AL and sell the Creels there his known cousins my Great Uncle Clyde who just died last October at age 95 told me he went with Uncle Jasper as he called him, but really older cousin of Grandma Lillie Creel Sprinkle.
Thought I'd share some of those old memories.
from David Sprinkle

Jan 13 1934
Mrs. J. D. Hudson, 65, died Saturday at 5 pm at her home at 324 Maple St, after an illness of about a month. She was a native of Handsboro and had resided here virtually all her life. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church: She leaves her husband, a daughter, Mrs. John Lewis Sr, four sons Bennie Powell, Harvey, La: James Powell, Biloxi and Otto Murrell, Biloxi and Martin Hudson, Biloxi: a brother Rev. Wm Creel: a sister Nancy Spooner of Long Beach: 26 grand children and six great grandchildren a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 pm from home and Second Baptist Church by Rev. E. S. Flynt, pastor.
[note] This is Samantha Eleanor Creel 1867-1934 daughter of John Creel Jr and Hannah Rainwater. She married Ben Powell, Oscar Murrell and Buddy Hudson.

Jan 17 1935
Mrs. Catherine Creel, 82 years and 7 months old and widow of C. W. Creel, died at her home in Handsboro last night at 8 O'clock. She was born June 20, 1853, and had been a life long resident of Handsboro. Surviving her are four sons, R. Creel, New Orleans; and Ole, Archie and Nicholas Creel, Handsboro; and four daughters, Mrs. H. Kebler, Hattiesburg, and Mrs. T. B. Bailey, Mrs. O. J. Ware and Mrs. Elisabeth Ware, Handsboro. Funeral services were held at the Handsboro Methodist Church this afternoon at 3 O'clock, Rev. Roy Wolfand, Rev. Percy Vaughn Methodist pastors officiating. Burial was in the Handsboro Cemetery.
[note] this is Catherine Nicholas daughter of Morgan Nicholas, widow of her first cousin Wesley Creel, son of Charles Collin Creel and Lucinda Nicholas Creel, sister of Morgan.

March 13 1937
Mrs. Nancy Jane Spooner, widow of Benjamin Spooner, 77, died at 11:30 yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theresa McVey, 714 Oak St. She was active of Ellisville, Miss and a Harrison County Resident 70 years. The funeral was held this afternoon from the Oak St home with the services under the auspices of the Baptist Church by Rev. Moore and interment in Conn Cemetery Long Beach. She is survived by three sons Ed Simmons, Gulfport; Frank Williams, Gulfport; and Willie Spooner, Biloxi; and four daughters, Mrs. Theresa McVey, Biloxi; Mrs. Philamene Guilhatt, Deer Island; Mrs. W. B. Harris, New Orleans; and Mrs. W.B. Woolf, Gulfport; a brother Rev. Wm Creel, Biloxi; 26 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
[note] Daughter of John Creel and Hannah Rainwater, born 1860 Ellisville, Jones County, Miss, moved to Harrison County circa 1866, she married Elijah Loposser, John Simmons, Mr. Williams and Ben Spooner.

Warren Edward Spooner, age 66, born Dec 11, 1940, died Thursday, January 26, 2006 in Laurel, Jones County, MS at a local hospital. He was a retired as a truck driver, Deputy Sheriff in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Ms and worked in other law enforcement departments on the MS Gulf Coast. Also Chief of Police for the City of Heidelberg, Jasper County, MS, also a Volunteer Fireman for the City of Waynesboro, Wayne County, MS. He was of the Baptist faith. Survived by three sisters.Preceded in death by his parents Mr. Willie Lee Spooner, Sr. and Mrs. Loretta (Chatham) Spooner, all his brothers and several sisters. Also preceded in death by his grandparents Mr. Ben Spooner and Mrs. Nancy (Creel) Spooner and Great-grandparents: Mr. John Creel & Mrs. Anna (Rainwater) Creel.

Aug 7 1938
Mrs. Eugene Summerlin, Nee Nancy Creel, Age 49, native of Handsboro and a Biloxi resident 47 years, died Saturday at 8:15 pm at her home, 1203 East Howard Ave. She is survived by her father, husband, an adopted daughter, Betty Pearl, and six sisters, Mrs. Lillie Sprinkles, Dauphin Island ,Ala: Mrs. John Skinner, Mrs. Ethel Hilton Biloxi Miss: Mrs. Ida Hudson, New Orleans, Mrs. Alice Parker Long Beack and Mrs. Elisha Miller Biloxi. The funeral was this afternoon with services by Rev. Geo. Moore from the Second Baptist Church.

Aug 16, 1941
Wm Creel, 91, died at 3:10 pm yesterday at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Bellais, 460 Crawford St. He resided in Biloxi 47 years, a native of Jones County, MS. He is survived by six daughters Mrs. Alice Parker, Long Beach, Mrs. John Skinner, Biloxi, Mrs. Joe Sprinkles, Dauphin Island, Alabama, Mrs. Elisha Miller, Biloxi, Mrs. Ida Hudson, New Orleans, LA and Mrs. Ethel Hilton, New Orleans and other relatives, including 165 great-great grandchildren and great-grandchildren and grand children. The funeral will be held from the home of Mr. & Mrs. Elisha Miller, 466 Crawford St, Sunday at 4 pm with services under the auspices of the Baptist Church by Rev Geo. Moore.

Dec. 26, 1941
John Calvin Creel, 75, native of Hancock Co., Miss, and a resident of Biloxi for 60 years, died at 7:30 pm Tuesday. He was a retired fisherman and had not worked the past 13 years. He fell and broke his hip three months ago. He is survived by his wife Arelia Fayard: six children, Benard, Mrs. Morgan Sprinkle, Mrs. Odel Creel, William, Roland and Theodore Creel, two sisters Mrs. Gaspar Meaut, New Orleans, and Mrs. Tilda Ryan; a brother Jos Creel, Biloxi. 25 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 today from the home 1321 Callavet St, at St. John's Church with services by Father J. P. McGlade.
[note:] John Calvin Creel was a cousin to my ancestor Lillie Creel Sprinkle, she was the daughter of Rev. William Ransom Creel 1849-1941, his Uncle was James R. Creel married Pricillia Page, his son John Calvin Creel md Fayard, their daughter Anita Creel married Morgan Sprinkle 1883-1974. Morgan and my great grandfather Joseph Warren Sprinkle 1870-1924 were first cousin and they married cousins Lillie Creel 1880-1956 and Anita Creel.
David Sprinkle, Bayou La Batre, AL

May 8, 1943
Mrs. Mary E. Skinner, 65, native of Long Beach and a resident of Biloxi for 50 years, died yesterday at 3 pm at her home, 70 East End. She is survived by two sons Wm. K. and John Wesley Skinner, Biloxi, two daughters Mrs. Mary Ellen Campos and Miss Catherine Skinner, Biloxi. Five sisters Mrs. Joe Parker, Long Beach; Mrs. J. W. Sprinkles, Dauphin Island, Ala; Mrs. Elisaha Miller, Biloxi; Mrs. Mack R. Hudson, New Orleans and Mrs. Ethel Hilton, New Orleans. 12 grandchildren and other relatives. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 pm from the home. [note] Mary Etta (Molly) Creel Skinner was the daughter of William R. Creel and Sabra M. Whittington.

Nov. 24, 1949
Mrs. Alice Parker, 73, born in Pass Christian January 1876, died at her home in Long Beach this morning. She is survived by her husband, Joe Parker, and the following children: Emma Richell, Addie Woodcock, Mrs. Ida Lacy, Mrs. Edith Reed, Mrs. Leona Leggett, Wiley, Warren, William, Fred , Colan, Phillip and Robert Allen. The Body will be taken from Rieman's funeral home to the Home in Long Beach where funeral services will be held Friday after noon at three O'clock. Burial will be at Allen Cemetery.
[note] daughter of William Ransom Creel and Sabra M. Whittington. She was married Thomas Allen in 1892 and had 13 children, he died and she then married her childhood friend Joe Parker.

Richard J. Creel, a lifelong native of Biloxi, was born October 26, 1913, and died January 9, 2006. He went into the grocery business as a butcher and eventually owned several grocery stores. The last was a Jitney Jungle on Highway 90, just east of where the Beau Rivage is now. Richard was married for many years to the late Grace Trehern Creel. He was a fine athlete who loved sports, fishing, golf, and poker. He was active in the Sunkist Country Club from its beginning. He was a long-time member of the Biloxi School Board and the Gulf Coast Junior College District Board of Trustees. He was on the Board of Directors of the People's Bank of Biloxi and the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Elks Club, the Masons and the Biloxi Business Men's Club. One year he was Grand Marshall of the Fireman's Day Parade in Biloxi. Another year he was king of the Revelers' Mardi Gras Ball. He and his wife, Grace, were active members of Epworth Methodist Church for many years. He loved life, had a marvelous sense of humor, and was loved by many friends as well as family. Richard was predeceased by his mother, Mary Fortner Creel; his sisters, Beulah Bellais and Genevieve Conrad and his brothers, Herman and Melvin Creel. Funeral services will be held at the Pass Road Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. Interment will follow in Southern Memorial Park.
[Note:] Richard was a son of William Johney Creel and Mary FORTNER, who were married in Harrison Co., MS, August 21, 1907. From Thomas Creel-Elizabeth DEARMAN line.
His siblings were:
Herman Fortner 11-25-1908 - Aug 1976 Biloxi
Beulah May (BELLAIS) 1910
Genevieve B. (CONRAD) 1911
Ferril (male) Dec 1916
Verna Mae (KLEIN) Aug 1919
Melvin Malachi 10-6-1921 - 6-13-1997 Saucier, Harrison Co., MS.

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Time Picayune Paper Oct 1973

Ida Creel Hudson, age, 88 years, died on Friday, Oct 26, 1973 at 3:30 am. Wife of the late Mack R Hudson, Mother of Maxie Blanchard. Sister Ethel Raley of Long Beach, Miss. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from downtown funeral home thorne ???? at there 1225 N. Rampart St. Saturday Oct 27, 9 am followed by services at Antioch Baptist Church, Long Beach, Miss at 12 pm interment in Biloxi Cemetery.

September 4, 1941 Winn Parish Enterprise
Mrs. Susie Creel Succumbs
August 26 At Sikes
Mrs. Susie Cockerham Creel, 80 year old resident of Sikes, died at Sikes on Tuesday, August 26th. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Sikes. Mrs. Creel was the wife of the late Rev. C. C. Creel. Survivors are two sons, R. H. Creel of Joyce and Rev. I. C. Creel of Shreveport; one daughter, Mrs. W. P. Holly, Sikes; 11 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one brother, A. C. Cockerham, Winnfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Tom Rice and Mrs. C. A. Jordan, Winnfield.
[note] Rev. Carlisle C. Creel of Winn Parish La died 1909 not 1904.

Obituaries: Thomas J. Creel, 1956, Winn Parish, LA.
Submitted by Greggory E. Davies, 120 Ted Price Lane, Winnfield, LA 71483
Submitted to the LAGenWeb Archives
From: December 13, 1956 Winn Parish Enterprise News-American
T. J. Creel, 81, Known For Chair Making, Succumbs
Funeral services for Thomas J. Creel, 81 years, 2 months, and 14 days of age,who died in a local hospital December 12, 1956, were held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Old Union Baptist Church, with the pastor, Rev. John Ingouf, Rev. Edward, and Mr. A. Leonard Allen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Known as "Uncle Tom", Mr. Creel had carried on the trade of chair-making that had been started by his father before him over 100 years ago. This trade is still being carried on by Mr. Creel's sons. A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident of the Hudson Community and a lifetime member of the Old Union Church.
Married to Miss Henrietta Jones in 1893, Mr. Creel and his wife were the parents of 15 children, eight of whom survive. Mrs. Creel passed away in 1942. The surviving children are Mrs. Cecil McCartney and Mrs. Elmo Townsend, Winnfield; Grady Creel, Winnsboro; Mrs. Weaver Thornton, Vidalia; Mrs. Arthur Boles, Shreveport; Mrs. Dewey Evans, Bernice; J. C. Creel, Dodson; Mrs. Charles Barnes, New Orleans.
Also surviving are 66 grandchildren, 96 great grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren. With 172 descendants, Mr. Creel is thought to have had the most descendants of any person in the parish.
Acting as pallbearers were Aaron F. Creel, Silas Creel, Dewey Creel, Hezzie Creel, Julian Creel, John F. Creel, F. M. Creel, and Riley H. Creel.


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