Monday, March 18, 2013

This week's obituary column

Jimmy Bishop, from Betty's class died.  He had cancer and had been really bad for a few months.  Here is a link to Jimmy's Obit  He was Von's brother, and was not Betty Deweese's new husband.

Also, Joe Rowlett's wife [Bud's mother] died.  She was 97.  I had no idea she was still living.  Her Obit

These two obituaries are nicely written.  I am sure the families wrote the obituaries instead of letting the funeral people write them.  I have read many obituaries from this funeral home that I did not care for.  I especially do not like it when they write 'she married the love of her life,' because I think it should be up to each individual to name the love of their life, not the obituary writer.  I also do not like it when they list hobbies and numerous life interests of the deceased. especially when I know the people and know the things they list are just minor interests that were not that important in their life.  I guess what I really do not like is that they try to write as if they knew the person's life in detail when all they really know is the day the person died.

To save everyone a lot of trouble, here is my obituary.  When I go, Betty can copy and paste it to Nelson's.

Fleta died Sunday evening of natural causes at the age of 102 while riding a camel into the sunset on the Gobi Desert.  She was born to Willis and Hazel Powell on her father's farm on Dry Creek near Coin, Arkansas.  She had a long, productive, active life and spent the last two decades traveling the world over.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her wonderful husband, and several siblings.   She is survived by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 15 nieces and nephews, 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, a dozen great-grandchildren and a half dozen great-great grandchildren.  Her family and friends will miss her, but know that she died doing what she loved so much, riding a camel.

5 comments:

The 4th Sister said...

Well we will make sure that this is sent....But if you are still working at Tyson, someone will know we lied...But that is Okay if you are sure that is how you want it written....also don't expect all of those great, great grand kids to attend the funeral...why don't you go have the head stone printed with the date now...BTW the year will be 2050.

patsy said...

two brothers and two sisters I guess Betty had gone on to the other side and me and Helen are all that remeined of the sisters.
to bad George didn't out live her he might have got some rest after the camel ride.

Sister--Three said...

I was wondering which sister had crossed over--patsy or helen? Patsy was wondering helen or betty and helen was wondering patsy or betty but the truth is Fleta just messed up in her counting of kin.

Sister--Three said...

Oh, misprint

Should be
Fleta died Sunday while riding a goat on dry creek. Goat through her in 3 inches of water but at 103 she could not turn over and died. George at 105 wanted to save her but could not bend over.

Winnie Sneed said...

I guess all the much loved cousins will still be there to mourn...I mean wail because the camel was left to them to feed...or is the perpetual care of the camel left to Patsy?