Rains Co TX Obits

Submitted by Elaine Nall Baye

Rains County Leader

February 9, 1923

Burney Gorman Dead
Mr. Burney Gorman, mention of whose illness made in this paper last week, did about 6 o'clock Monday morning. He had been at Terrell the past weeks with a bunch of teams working on the good roads. He was taken sick while there, but was brought to his fatherís home here about twelve days before his death. Influenza which later developed into pneumonia was the cause of his death. He had been married but his wife died with the same malady about three years ago when the influenza was so bad in this county.
Mr. Gorman was in the prime of life being 31 years of age and his sudden taking away had been a great shock to his family. Out of a family of six children he was the first to be called upon to try the realities of the world to come. And especially had the blow been hard to the gray haired father and mother. His remains were buried in the Prospect cemetery about 4:30 o'clock Tuesday evening after the funeral services which were conducted in the church building there by Rev. J.I. Weatherby, pastor of the Methodist church here and a large crowd of his old neighbors in that vicinity attested to the esteem and respect in which he was held by them. He is survived by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J.W. Gorman, three brothers, Russell of Center Point community; Blake of the Henry's Chapel community, and a brother who is working for the Government in Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Montgomery of the Prospect community and another sister who lives in Arkansas. All were present except the brother in Washington and the sister in Arkansas, who could not be communicated with. Also his mother in law, two sisters in law and Mr. J.B. Looney of Troupe were to attend. The Leader joins with friends in extending sincere sympathy and condolences to the sadly bereaved family.