Unmarked Graves From Obits

Henry's Chapel Cemetery

Rains Co. Cemeteries of Tx

Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay

OBITS Listed Below

Robertson, Beula:  Mrs. Branham and Baby Dead:  Rev. Joe Reed:   Mrs. Susie Ritchey :   T.J. Robertson :   Mrs. Sarah Stuart

Rains County Leader, Sept 11, 1908
Mrs. Branham and Baby Dead
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Branhan died Sunday evening and Mrs. Branhan, the mother, followed her babe to the Great Beyond about 12 o'clock Tuesday. The family formerly lived on the Robt. Cooke place in the Willow Springs neighborhood and had just recently moved to town. We understand that the cause of her death was malaria and complications, which the physicians could not control. Her remains were interred in the Henry's Chapel graveyard Wednesday. The Leader sympathizes with the bereaved family.

Rains Co. Leader, August 13, 1915
Accidentally Shoots Self
Rev. Joe Reed, who lived about four miles north of Emory, accidentally shot himself with a 22-calibre rifle last Friday afternoon which resulted in his death about 5 o'clock Saturday morning. The shot took effect in his side and passed through his stomach. There was no one with him at the time, but it was thought that he was cleaning the gun when the accident occurred. Mr. Reed leaves a wife, having only been married about a month. His remains were interred in the Henry's Chapel cemetery Saturday afternoon. The Leader offers condolences to the bereaved.

Rains Co. Leader, March 24, 1932
Mrs. Susie Ritchey Passes Monday Night
Mrs. Susie Elizabeth Ritchey, 69, passed to her reward sometime during Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charlie Robertson, on Quitman street. She had suffered with leakage of the heart for some time, but seemed to be in her usual health when the family left her about ten o’clock Monday night, but when she was called next morning she was found cold in death, with her hands folded across her breast, apparently having died without a struggle. Mrs. Ritchey was well known and loved by all who knew her, for her lovely traits of character. She had been a worthy and beloved member of the Christian Church and many hearts will beat softer in memory of her life. She was born in the South part of Hopkins county and more than half of her life was spent as a citizen of Rains county. She had passed her 69th milepost, a conscientious Christian, a loving mother and a kind friend to all with whom she came in contact. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charlie Robertson, of Emory, and one son, Robert, of Comanche. Her remains were buried in the Henry’s Chapel Cemetery Wednesday afternoon, following funeral services at the home, conducted by Elder W.N. Jarrett. The Leader joins with friends and neighbors in offering condolence to the bereaved family.

Rains County Leader, January 22, 1909 Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay
T.J. Robertson Dead
Mr. T.J. Robertson, one of Rains county’s prominent farmers, died suddenly at his home just north of town last Friday morning of blood poison. He had, about a week before his death, had a tooth extracted and was suffering with tonsillitis, and the poisoning set up in his neck and head, which caused his death in about a week in spite of all the medical skill and careful nursing that could be done for him. Mr. Robertson was a native Mississippian and was about 55 years old. He has been a resident of Rains county about 20 years and enjoyed the confidence and respect of a large circle of acquaintances. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn the loss of companion and father. His remains were interred at the Henrys Chapel graveyard Saturday evening in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends, Rev. C.M. Martin conducting the funeral service. The Leader offers its sympathy to the bereaved family

Robertson, Beula   Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay
3 July 1909 - 13 Nov 1909
d/o T.J. & Cordie Robertson
Rains County Leader, Nov 19, 1909
The Leader sympathizes with Mrs. T.J. Robertson in the loss of her little 5-months old baby, who died Saturday night. Its remains were buried at Henry’s Chapel Sunday evening


Rains County Leader, April 23, 1909
Mrs. Stuart Dead
Mrs. Sarah Stuart died at her home in the north part of town last Friday morning, after a two or three months illness. Her remains were laid to rest Saturday in the Henry’s Chapel grave yard, Rev. D.W. Garvin conducting the funeral service. She leaves five children to mourn her loss, as follows: Mrs. J.T. Davidson, Mrs. Will Davidson, Miss Johnnie Wallace and Ed and Sudie Stuart, the last three living at home with their mother. The Leader offers its sincerest sympathy to the bereaved relatives and orphan children.

Rains County Leader, April 30, 1909 Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay
In Memory of Mrs. Sallie Stuart
Death has again entered a home and taken from it its light and hope, in the person of a mother. Five children are left to mourn her loss. No other name on earth is so sweet and precious as mother. Her love is likened unto the love of Christ, in its purity, strength and self-sacrifice. No cross is too heavy for a mother to bear if by its bearing she can do anything to increase or insure the well being of her loved ones.
Years ago this estimable woman put on Christ in the ordinance of baptism, and became a devoted member of the Baptist church. She never neglected her Christian duties and tried in her humble way to be a true friend to the orphan and widow. The three children at home now are left to face a cold world without the counsel of the one who could best direct their steps; but children, she is not dead, but sleeping, in the presence of Christ. In the midst of a host of shining angels she
waits to welcome you home. Remember her loving words: Try to live as she would have you live, and always remember your mother’s friends are your friends, and they will gladly give a helping hand to keep you on the road to heaven. To the bereaved daughters that are married: We can say, mourn not as those without hope, for Christ will wipe away all tears from the eyes of those who love and trust Him.
Oh, Christ, be Thou our guide and stay, and from this sad, sad day we’ll try to serve Thee as we ought and live in mother’s way.---A Friend