Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Pike, 77, who died Sunday
at 3:45 a.m. at her home on East Munson street, Denison, were held Sunday
afternoon from the Calvary Baptist Church of Denison, conducted by the
pastor, the Rev. L. R. Lamb. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery near Denison
under the direction of the Dannel-Scott Funeral home of Sherman.
Mrs. Pike is survived by three sons and a daughter, including D.
T. Pike of Holdenville, Okla., W. J. Pike of Bennington, Okla., E. M. Pike
of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. John Hodges of Denison. She is also survived
by 18 grandchildren, by a brother, Tom Moss and a sister, Mrs. Jennie East,
both of Patrick Co, Virginia.
Mrs. Pike was born in Patrick county, Virginia on June 17, 1856.
She came to Denison from Bennington, Okla in January, 1933, to live with
her daughter. She had been a member of the Baptist church at Ambrose for
50 years. Mrs. Pike was a minister of the Missionary years, from 1911 to
1916, Her husband, the late Rev. S. J. Pike who was a minister of the Missionary
Baptist Church, died at Pottsboro in 1921 and is also interred at Oakwood
cemetery. Grandsons of Mrs. Pike served as pallbearers.
The Denison Herald
Wed. May 11, 1921 p. 8
S. J. Pike (Shadrach Jasper Pike)
After having lived in Grayson county for twenty-one years and wrought
faithfully as preacher and teacher, S. J. Pike of Pottsboro heard the summons
that all must answer and at 12:05 Tuesday passed peacefully away at the
age of 64 years. He was minister in the Baptist church and at intervals
taught school in the county. Many of his old pupils and those whom he led
to the Savior have called at the home and will follow his remains to their
last resting place. Death came as a result of dropsy of the heart.
Deceased came to Grayson county from Tennessee and his life has largely
been spent in service in the rural communities and small towns. He had
just closed a school at Mt. Zion. He is survived by his widow and three
sons, W. J. Pike, Denison; Davit T. Pike, Holdenville, Okla; Albert (sic
Elbert), Tulsa, Okla; and one daughter, Mrs. John L. Hodges, Benjamin,
Okla. all are present to attend the funeral with the exception of John
L., who has not been located as yet.
Deceased was a member of the Woodmen of the World lodge at Dripping
Springs. Funeral services will be conducted from the family home Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Joe Thedford in charge, with Rev. Jas. E. Morris
assisting. Burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery at 11 o'clock, a short
service being held at the grave. Funeral will be directed by George Shields.