Contributed by dorholub
Date: March 16 1912
Newspaper published in: Hillsboro
Mrs. George COUNTS
Mrs. Jessie COUNTS wife of George COUNTS died at her home in Miami, Texas, Friday morning, the 8th inst. from pneumonia, following an attack of grip, her death being a complete surprise to her relatives in this county, they not having even been aware of her illness. The body was shipped to Whitney for ineterment and was accompanied by members of her immediate family.
Upon arrival there Sunday afternoon the party was met at the depot by some four hundred friends who extended condolences to the bereaved ones. The funeral took place from the First Baptist Church of Whitney, Monday afternoon, the service at the church being conducted by Rev. B. F. MOON in the presence of an overflowing congregation composed of the family assembled from miles around. The interment was made in the Degraffenried Cemetery, where the remains of those of her children who preceded her are resting.
Mrs. COUNTS was born near Aquilla January 24, 1870 being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HAMMEL, the former of whom died on the old homestead there known as Hammel's Hill, when she was seven years old. The family moved to Whitney in 1882 and there June 11, 1890 she was married to George M. COUNTS, they afterward in the same year moving to the farm south of Whitney. They lived there nineteen years moving then to Martin County, were they remained until about two months ago, since where their home had been at Miami. There were born to Mr. and Mrs. COUNTS eight children, four of whom with her husband survive her, the surviving children being Larry and Pitchman COUNTS, aged respectively eighteen and six years: Gracie Dell three years old and and Fannie Sue nineteen months old. She is also survived by an adopted son, Havens HAMMEL, of Pyote, Texas, orphan son of her brother John HAMMEL, who died about twenty years of age, when the son was three years old: and by three sisters, Mrs. M. J. GRAHAM of Miami, Mrs. H. H. GRAHAM of Throckmorton and Mrs. C. A. STAMPHILL of near Abbott.
Mrs. COUNTS was converted to Christianity and joined the Towash Baptist Church in 1890 and retained her membership in the Church until her death. She was a devote Christian, a true friend, and faithful and devoted wife and mother
The sorrowing husband, children and other relatives have the earnest sympathy of a wide circle of friends.
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