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Percy Jackson dies at age 100

Joplin [Missouri] Globe, Online Edition,
Thursday, January 30 1997

STARK CITY, Mo. Ö Percy R. Jackson, 100, 11693 Urchin Drive, rural Stark City, died at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Mount Vernon, of natural causes.

Mr. Jackson was born Jan. 29, 1897, in Newton County. He had been a lifetime resident. He was a farmer and a cement finisher. He retired in 1970.

He was a Methodist. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 163, Neosho. He was an Army Veteran of World War I. He married Clara Ruby Lansaw in 1919, in Goodman. She died in 1963. Survivors include three sons, George W. Jackson and Quinton Jackson, both of Stark City, and Richard Jackson, Diamond; two daughters, Wanda Smith, Newtonia, and Ruth Enos, North Highland, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho, with the Rev. Oren Cossey officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, southwest of Neosho. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

Mary Case Gilbreath

Bethany [Missouri] Republican, 2 April 1891

Mrs. Gilbreath, mother of Mrs. M.J. Dodd, died at the latter's residence in this town, at 9 o'clock, Tuesday night. Her remains will be interred in Miriam cemetery, at 8 o'clock, Thursday afternoon. A fitting obituary will appear next week.

Bethany Republican, 9 April 1891

Obituary: Mrs. Mary Gilbreath died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.J. Dodd, Bethany, Mo., March 31, 1891, at 9:15, P.M., aged 73 yrs, 10 months and 10 days. Deceased was born in Henry County, Ohio, May 21, 1816, and at the age of 4 years moved to Wayne county, Indiana with her parents Theophilus and Sarah Case. She was the second child of a family of then children, all of whom survive, as far as is known. She joined the M.E. church at the early age of sixteen, and has been an earnest member and worker both in the Sabbath Scool and church ever since when it was possible for her to attend.

She was married to John Gilbreath March 1, 1835, in St. Joe county, South Bend, Ind., whose death preceded hers 28 years. She leaves seven children to mourn the loss of a mother, (three daughters and four sons,) all of whom visited and cared for her in her last illness. Two sons live in southwest Missouri and two daughters live in Polk county, Iowa, her old home.

It can truly be said of her that she was a loving wife, and affectionate mother, a true friend, a kind neighbor and a devoted christian. She had been an invalid for several years, and at times it seemed that her afflictions were more than she could bear, but still her only trust was in Jesus. Her last hours were mostly spent in prayer and repeating scripture lessons and familiar hymns. Saturday morning before she died she called her children around her bed and kissed them good bye, for she realized she had but a short time to be with them. Almost her last words were, "Oh, how sweet to repeat what the Lord has done for me." Good bye mother, we hope to meet you in heaven, where you have joined the loved ones gone before.

Source: Francis Doutt Smith

Grace E. Jackson

Joplin [Missouri] Globe, Online Edition,
Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Grace Eloise Jackson, 89, Neosho, Mo., passed away at 2:40 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002 at Freeman Neosho Hospital following a sudden illness. She was admitted from the Gran Villa, where she had made her home since Feb. 2002.

Mrs. Jackson was born July 3, 1913 at Atlantic, Iowa, the daughter of William (Will) and Winifred (Steinmetz) Elery. She spent her early childhood in Anita, Iowa. She married her Husband, Reginald D. Jackson on Aug. 27, 1934 at Joplin, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1967. A son, Reginald OíNeal Jackson, also preceded her in death.

She traveled extensively with her husband in the operation of canning factories in Missouri, Arkansas, Ohio and Texas, including the Jackson Canning Co., in Granby and Seneca, Mo. She and her husband also operated The Davis Paint Associate Store in Aurora, Mo., in the early 1950ís and operated Jacksonís County Market on west Coler St., in Neosho in the mid 1950ís. She worked about 16 years in the 1950ís and 1960ís as an inspector at the Garment Factory in Granby. She received a teaching certificate from Arkansas State College at Jonesboro, Ark., and was a substitute Teacher in Black Oak, Ark. She was a 25 year member of the O.E.S. and had served as worthy matron of Neosho Chapter No. 192, now Fern Chapter No. 348 in Anderson. She served as District Deputy Grand Matron of the 56th district of O.E.S. in 1987 and served as Grand Representative of Kentucky in 1980-1982. She had served on the advisory board for the Rainbow Assembly for girls in Neosho. She was a former member of the BPW Club and former member and secretary of the N.A.R.F.E. She was a devoted Christian and a member of the United Methodist Church in Neosho, She had been very active in the WSCS and was a former Sunday school teacher, particularly at the Granby Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Howard Jackson and wife June, Manchester, Ga., Paul Jackson and wife, Janis, Webb City, Mo., and David Jackson, Seaford, Del.; a sister, Louise Mefford, Newtonia, Mo.; a brother, Gail Elery, Newtonia, Mo.; 11 grandchildren,, Vanona Jackson Stufflebeam and husband Bill, Stark City, Mo., Darlene Kate Jackson, Webb City, Mo., Cathy Maddox and husband Doug, Warm Springs, Ga., Angela Grace Burke, Warm Springs, Ga., Kevin Jackson, Albany, Ga., Nathan Jackson, Springfiled, Va. and Jessie Chartin, Eva Witter, David Jackson, Jr., Tamara Warple and Tracy Jackson, all of the state of Delaware and many great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the Neosho United Methodist Church, Rev. Gene Cole will officiate and an O.E.S. Service will be conducted. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Neosho. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Clark Funeral Home. There will be reserved seating for the Eastern Star members.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Jackson may be made to the Neosho United Methodist Church or the Fern Chapter No. 348, order of the Easter Star, in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, Mo.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.


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