Rains Co. Leader Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay
June 25, 1915
Grandma Barker Dead
Mrs. S. A. Barker died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.E. Nunn in Sulphur Springs, Tuesday morning after a three-week illness, and her remains were brought to Emory and interred in the City Cemetery beside her husband who died some twenty years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nunn in Sulphur Springs, by her pastor, Rev. Russell B. Whiteside, before the burial party left Sulphur Springs and then a short service was conducted at the graveside here in Emory by Rev. C.M. Martin, and friends here given the opportunity to view the remains. Mrs. Barker lived in Emory and Rains County quite a number of years, where her life was a shining benediction to Christianity and pure womanhood and the news of her death was received with much sadness. Mrs. Barker was nearly 78 years old and was born in North Carolina. In 1844, at the age of 7 years she came with her parents to Texas where she has lived ever since. At the age of 18 she was united in marriage to James Barker, who afterwards became a Baptist preacher and labored in Arkansas and Texas a number of years. Rev. Barker died some twenty years ago, since which time she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. O.E. Nunn. Mrs. Barker was the mother of eleven children, only three whom survive her. The three living children are Edward and Joe Barker of Emory and Mrs. O.E. Nunn of Sulphur Springs. The Leader extends sympathy and condolences to the bereaved families.