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Mrs. Sallie Taylor
Pioneer ....community, Dies

Funeral services were held last Monday at the local Christian Church at 4 p.m. for Mrs. Sallie Taylor, age 81, who died at her home Sunday afternoon.  Mrs. Taylor was born April 8, 1866 to Jack M. and Peggy Ann Kelly, pioneers of this community.  In 1891 on the fourth of April she was married to Edward K. Taylor who proceeded her in death by eleven years.
Mrs. Taylor was a great-granddaughter of Colin McKinney after whom both Collin County and McKinney were named.  Her grandfather and grandmother were Mr. and Mrs. Ashley McKinney, two of the charter members of the Van Alstyne Christian Church which is believed to be the oldest Christian Church in Texas.  For sixty-two years Mrs. Taylor has been associated with this Church having become a member under the pioneer ministry of the late Elder Bob Horn.
Although in ill health for the last twenty years with constantly increasing discomfort Mrs. Taylor still represented the N. Texas pioneer stock at its best.  Her fortitude in adversity as well as her fidelity to her home, her friends and neighbors of both the past and the present earned for her the admiration of all who knew her.  Her generation bridged the gap between the wilderness of yesterday and the Van Alstyne of today.  They were a stalwart lot; their simple, profound admiration of and adherence to the right as they saw it is a treasured contribution to the present generation.  With the passing of Mrs. "Sallie", a part of traditional Van Alstyne has passed.  She was survived by a daughter, Miss Janice Taylor of Van Alstyne and a son, Jack Taylor of Dallas and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Mottley, pastor of the Christian Church.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home of Sherman with interment in the Van Alstyne cemetery.  Pallbearers were: Dr. C.H. Beseda, Creed Taylor; Henry Hynds; S. McKinney, Carl Umphress, Roscoe Garver, Moore Cartwright and J.O. Baker.
Out of town friends and relatives who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack N. Taylor, Mrs. Nette T. White, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Mendenhall and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Douglas, all of Dallas; Mrs. Harry Hand, Mrs. C.D. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Sewell McKinney and Mrs. Carl Nall, all of Sherman; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kelly of Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Bryant, Miss Marjorie Pitts, all of Denison; Mrs. Coy Poole of Howe; Mrs. Robert Short of Celina; Mrs. Sam Kelly, Mrs. Peggy Moore, Miss Grace Kelly.



Funeral Rites Held for Devout Christian Monday Afternoon
Funeral services for Edward Kelly Taylor, 72, member of one of the oldest pioneer families of this section were held Monday afternoon at the First Christian church with the Rev.Lloyd Mottley conducting, assisted by the Rev.Lee Johnston, of Dallas, formerly pastor of the local Christian church.  Burial was in the Van Altyne Cemetery directed by Fox-Fanning.
Mr. Taylor died Saturday afternoon following a short illnes..  He was a native born Texan, being born and reared at Manuta.  On April 8, 1891, he was married to Miss Sallie Kelly, great-granddaughter of Collin McKinney.  He had been a memberof the Christian church for 45 years wherehe had truly been a big factor in that church. He followed the teachings of reflection continuously and the ....heldfor him by his fellowmen was evident in the large and perfume floral offering.  The church was packed to ....by friends of the well-loved man.
The passing of Ed Taylor, as every one knew him, left a ...chord that will be heard by all.  He was a friend to everyone and his.....Truly a gospel man has....for his reward.
Pallbearers were Harvey Hynds, Carl S...., J.K. McKinney, Dr. C.H. Bounds, Jeff Milam, W.B.Leslie, J.O. Baker and C.E. Brown.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sallie Taylor, one daughter, Miss Janine Taylor, of Van Alstyne,one son, JackTaylor, of New York City and one brother, Scott Taylor, of Van Alstyne.
Mr. Taylor was born November 14, ---- at Mantua.  He moved to Van Alstyne when the town was first built here wherehe has since resided.
Out-of-town friends and relatives attending the funeral were: Jack Taylor, New York City; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kelly, Peggy, Frances and Jack Kelly, of Marshall, Texas; Mrs. John Kelly of Stanton, Texas; Mrs. ...ver Morehead of ....Texas, Mrs. C.A. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kelly, Mrs. Harry Hardy, Will Leslie, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kelly and Mrs. Clara P..., allof Sherman; Mrs. T.E. McKinney, Nadine McKinney and Mrs. Nannie McSlay, of Gordonville; Misses Mary and Marge Watson, of Leonard; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Zelz, of Pilot Point; Mrs. Jessie Pafford, Bettie and Melba Pace of Celina; Mrs. George McKinney, Mrs. Nettie White, Mrs. Hoyt Geer, Mrs. P.D. Harris, Walter Barron, Mr. and Mrs. Neill McKinney and Joe Smith, all of Dallas; Mrs. Cal Powell, Mrs. Sam Hagin, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Strother, Mrs. Walter Strother, Mrs. Frank Cox, Mrs. Arthur Powell, Mrs. S.J. Smith, Misses Mary Smith, Irma Sinclair, Fau Bpw. Geprgoa Carbin, Kittie Billingsley, Kate Meyer, Effie Bell, W. Keevon, R.J. Edwards, W.L. Roper, Mrs. Grady Giles, Mr. and Mrs. John Strother, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Crigger, Dwight Crigger and Mrs. O.O. Lair, all of Anna.

Funeral Rites Held for Devout Christian Monday Afternoon
Funeral services for Edward Kelly Taylor, 72, member of one of the oldest pioneer families of this section were held Monday afternoon at the First Christian church with the Rev.Lloyd Mottley conducting, assisted by the Rev.Lee Johnston, of Dallas, formerly pastor of the local Christian church.  Burial was in the Van Altyne Cemetery directed by Fox-Fanning.
Mr. Taylor died Saturday afternoon following a short illnes..  He was a native born Texan, being born and reared at Manuta.  On April 8, 1891, he was married to Miss Sallie Kelly, great-granddaughter of Collin McKinney.  He had been a memberof the Christian church for 45 years wherehe had truly been a big factor in that church. He followed the teachings of reflection continuously and the ....heldfor him by his fellowmen was evident in the large and perfume floral offering.  The church was packed to ....by friends of the well-loved man.
The passing of Ed Taylor, as every one knew him, left a ...chord that will be heard by all.  He was a friend to everyone and his.....Truly a gospel man has....for his reward.
Pallbearers were Harvey Hynds, Carl S...., J.K. McKinney, Dr. C.H. Bounds, Jeff Milam, W.B.Leslie, J.O. Baker and C.E. Brown.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sallie Taylor, one daughter, Miss Janine Taylor, of Van Alstyne,one son, JackTaylor, of New York City and one brother, Scott Taylor, of Van Alstyne.
Mr. Taylor was born November 14, ---- at Mantua.  He moved to Van Alstyne when the town was first built here wherehe has since resided.
Out-of-town friends and relatives attending the funeral were: Jack Taylor, New York City; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kelly, Peggy, Frances and Jack Kelly, of Marshall, Texas; Mrs. John Kelly of Stanton, Texas; Mrs. ...ver Morehead of ....Texas, Mrs. C.A. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kelly, Mrs. Harry Hardy, Will Leslie, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kelly and Mrs. Clara P..., allof Sherman; Mrs. T.E. McKinney, Nadine McKinney and Mrs. Nannie McSlay, of Gordonville; Misses Mary and Marge Watson, of Leonard; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Zelz, of Pilot Point; Mrs. Jessie Pafford, Bettie and Melba Pace of Celina; Mrs. George McKinney, Mrs. Nettie White, Mrs. Hoyt Geer, Mrs. P.D. Harris, Walter Barron, Mr. and Mrs. Neill McKinney and Joe Smith, all of Dallas; Mrs. Cal Powell, Mrs. Sam Hagin, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Strother, Mrs. Walter Strother, Mrs. Frank Cox, Mrs. Arthur Powell, Mrs. S.J. Smith, Misses Mary Smith, Irma Sinclair, .....Carbin, Kittie Billingsley, Kate Meyer, Effie Bell, W. Keevon, R.J. Edwards, W.L. Roper, Mrs. Grady Giles, Mr. and Mrs. John Strother, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Crigger, Dwight Crigger and Mrs. O.O. Lair, all of Anna.

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