Obituary of Mary Jane Alford
8 Oct 1921, a Brownfield newspaper
read: "GRANDMOTHER GREEN DEAD. On Saturday morning at 3'oclock,
the death angel called to the Father's house Mrs. Mary Green,
the mother of our beloved townsman, J. C. Green.
Grandmother Green was born in
Washington County, Texas, Nov. 26, 1852, and was married in 1869
to J. M. Green. To this union was born nine children; six of
which are now living. Mr. J. C. Green of city is the oldest of
Mrs. Green was converted in her
young girlhood and joined the Methodist Church, from which time
she lived a most beautiful and faithful Christian life. Thirteen
months ago Grandmother Green came to live with her oldest son
in Brownfield. Her sweet devoted Christian life has cheered the
hearts of all of those who knew her. She always had a king word
for everyone, as Mrs. Randal has often remarked: "She made
everyone better who knew her. Her room where she stayed seemed
to be the brightest spot anywhere, because of her cheerfulness."
In all of her affliction she never complained, resigning completely
to the will of God, expressing the words again of the great Apostle,
when he said: "For our light affliction which is but for
the moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight
Mrs. Green had a most wonderful
memory. Even up to the last hour she spoke, she knew the folks
by name who came to her bedside. If she ever met a person, she
knew them by name after that.
Mrs. Green's life has been a benediction
to us all, and we want to live truer, brighter lives because
of her example she set while she was here. Even though the body
has been layed to rest until the resurrection morn, her spirit
lives on to bless the world until Jesus comes again.
Rev. J. E. Anderson
Funeral services were conducted
at the family residence Saturday afternoon by Rev. J. E. Anderson,
many friends of the family being in attendance to pay their last
respects to this beloved woman who was a friend to everyone.
Burial took place in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery at 4 p.m."