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EZRA & OLAMAY JEWEL OVERSTREET
17 February 1927
Miss Jewel Ola May Jackson was born on April
3, 1903, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Jackson, at the family home,
south of Van Alstyne. She grew to young womanhood in this community
and on August 25, 1919, was married to Ezra Overstreet. To this union
two children were born, James Thomas and Edith Joe Overstreet. On
February 13, 1927 following an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Overstreet
passed into rest at her home southeast of Van Alstyne, at the age of 24
years, 11 months, 10 days. During her illness everything possible
was done and skilled medical attention and nursing were availed of in an
effort to have her restored to health, but death claimed her despite this
care and attention.
Surviving are the husband, the children, her grandmother
Mrs. M. Daily, her mother, Mrs. Martha Jackson, and brothers and sisters
as follows: Mrs. Rebecca Keller, Mrs. Mary Daugherty, Leonard Jackson,
Lester Jackson, George Jackson, Stonewall Jackson and Miss Velma Jackson,
all of this community. In addition, a number of other relatives mourn
the passing of this splendid young woman.
Among a large circle of friends and acquaintances,
Mrs. Overstreet was held in the highest esteem and regard. During
the entire period of her life which had been spent altogether in this community,
she impressed all with whom she came into contact with the sincerity and
womanliness of her character and disposition, and made friends among every
element of the people. In 1923, during the pastorate of Rev. B.C.
Land, Mrs. Overstreet became a member of the First Baptist church, maintaining
that connection with devotion and fidelity until her death. The sympathy
which is felt for the family and relatives is general throughout this community,
and most sincere.
Funeral services for Mrs. Overstreet were held on
Monday, February 14, from the First Baptist church, conducted by the pastor,
Rev. F.C. Dick, Rev. G.C. Brewer, pastor of the Walnut street Church of
Christ at Sherman, and J.D.L. McKinney, an old friend of the family.
A large concourse of friends from all sections of this community attended
the service and listened with sympathetic attention as the touching eulogies
were pronounced by those conduting the obsequies. Interment followed
at the Van Alstyne cemetery in the .....( Incomplete article)