Greer Block 4
PLES & BIRD AMONETT
Van Alstyne Leader
February 10, 1961
On Saturday, Feb. 11, the second of Van Alstyne's residents
to reach the century mark in age will be Mrs. Bird Amonett, who makes her
home here with her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Arrington. While open house
will not be observed, her friends are invited to drop in and see her Saturday.
She still possesses remarkably good hearing and clear understanding, although
her eyesight is not so good. Until three years ago, she was active.
Mrs. Amonett was born at Celina, Gray County, Tennessee, on Feb.
11, 1861. At the age of 17 she was married to T.M. Amonett in Tennessee.
Her husband died in 1931. She has lived in and within 2-1/2 miles
of Van Alstyne for seventy years.
She is a charter member of the First Christian Church, having united
with the church when it was first organized at Mantua before the town of
Van Alstyne was started.
She is the mother of the following children: Mrs. J.R. Ross of San
Antonio, George Amonett of Houston, Mrs. Annie Joe McNeill of Dallas, Johnnie
Bob Amonett of Dallas, Mrs. A.B. Ayres of Sherman, Jack Amonett of Van
Alstyne and Mrs. Raymond Arrington of Van Alstyne. Until 1952, there
had been only one death among her children and grandchildren, and that
was a son in California in 1918. Mrs. Amonett has 16 grandchildren
and 21 great-grandchildren.
Van Alstyne Leader
Friday, Sept 5, 1963
102-Year-Old Mrs. Bird Amonett is Laid to Rest
Funeral services for Mrs. Bird Amonett were held Saturday
afternoon at 2 in the First Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Jesse Pugh
of Denison, Rev. Don Davis and Rev. Ken Britt of Carrollton. Pallbearers
were her grandson, Frank Ayers, Till Hunnicutt, Ben Amonett, Jerry McNeil,
Billy Bob Amonett and Jack Joseph Ireland. Interment was in the Van
Alstyne cemetery under the direction of Flesher Funeral Home. Mrs.
Amonett was 102 years of age, the second oldest resident of Grayson County
at the time of her death at her home here last Thursday evening at 9 o'clock.
Mrs. Amonett was born on Feb. 11, 1861, in Tennessee, a daughter
of the late George and Katie Stone Cole. She had lived here the past
74 years, making her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Jimmy Arrington. She had been a member of the Christian Church for
75 years. Her husband, P.M. Amonett, preceded her in death in 1937.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J.R. Ross of San Antonio,
Mrs. Katie Ayers of Sherman, Mrs. Annie Joe McNeill of Dallas and Mrs.
Arrington of Van Alstyne; by three sons, Jack Amonett of Van Alstyne, Johnny
Bob Amonett of Dallas and Geo. W. Amonett of Houston; by 16 grandchildren,
22 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.