Rains Co TX Obits

Submitted by Elaine Nall Baye

Rains County Leader

July 10, 1953  

Mrs. Clendenin Died Wednesday in Beaumont Mrs. Emma Clendenin, 78, well known and highly esteemed Christian woman, passed away Wednesday morning in the home of her niece, Mrs. Flossie McKenzie of Beaumont, where she had been making her home since last fall.  She had been in ill health for several months.  Funeral services were to be held Thursday (today) at 4:00 o'clock p.m. in the Emory Baptist Church with Dr. M. T. Tucker of Quitman officiating, and assisted by the pastor, Rev. David Griffin.  Pallbearers: Homer McCallon, George Clements, Sam Amis, Ed Fletcher, Frank Alexander and Browning Nix.  Burial will be in the City Cemetery.  Mrs. Clendenin was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Settle, early citizens of Emory, who operated a hotel here at the turn of the century.  She was the widow of the late W. H. Clendenin, former County Judge of Rains County, who preceded her in death in 1913.  Their only child, a son, Bailey Clendenin, also preceded her in death a number of years ago.  Mrs. Clendenin was an active member of the Emory Baptist Church for many years, helping to organize the Ladies Aid Society of the church, and other activities of the church and community.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. M.E. Adams of Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.