Tuesday, August 4, 2020

2020 Meeting Cancelled Due to COVID19

CANCELLATION NOTICE :: The 2020 annual meeting of the Murray Cemetery Association is cancelled due to COVID19 concerns. Pam Warren will be sending out a mailing of 2019 minutes and a current financial statement to all active members.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

1899 :: Death of Baby Keys

Death - Bethlehem - The baby of Mr. & Mrs. J. Keys died, a victim of scarlet fever. Rockdale Messenger, Thursday, December 21, 1899

Saturday, December 13, 2014

2011 :: Death of John Dave Heltne

California -- John Dave Heltne, 74, a resident of Fairfield and Vacaville for seventeen years combined, died on December 10, at Sereno Oaks, in Vacaville after a long bout with muscular dystrophy. He was born on March 23, 1937 in Grafton, N.DBurial in the Family Plot will be in Murray Cemetery, Rockdale, Texas. Rockdale Reporter, December 13, 2011

Sunday, November 30, 2014

1939 :: Burial of Smiley Hook

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 for S.L. Hook, 55, who died early Saturday, November 25, after a long illness. Dr. Ed Gunn of Lilac delivered the funeral sermon and interment was made in Murray Cemetery with Green Funeral Home of Cameron directing. Cameron Herald, November 30, 1939

Friday, November 28, 2014

1945 :: Burial of Annie Seelke

Mrs. Annie Kraatz Seelke, 82, wife of Charlie Seelke, died early Tuesday morning in Kings Daughters Hospital at Temple where she had been taken following a stroke. 

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the chapel at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home with Rev. E.C. Elzey of the Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was made in the Murray Cemetery four miles north-west of Rockdale. 

Mrs. Seelke was a native of Washington County, Texas, but when very young came to Milam County and spent the remainder of her life in Bethlehem Community. 

She is survived by her husband, Charlie Seelke, three sons, Frank of Rockdale, Ed Seelke of Thrall, John Seelke of Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Tony Hunt of Rockdale and Mrs. Dora Jones of Thrall; two brothers, Will Kraatz of Cuero, Otto Kraatz of Rockdale. There are twenty-one grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rockdale Reporter, November 28, 1945

Friday, November 14, 2014

1901 :: Burial of H.V. Grayson

Mr. H.V. Grayson, who resided in Hearne, Texas, died last Sunday night at 12 o’clock, and was brought to Rockdale Monday for burial. He had been sick about four months, and his ailment baffled the skill of the physicians. Mr. Grayson was a brother-in-law to Mrs. J.C. McGuyre of this city. He was a member of the order of Knights of Pythias and the order of Rockdale took charge of the remains on arrival here and conducted the funeral services. The remains were taken to the Murray school house burying ground, and Rev. J.B. Sears, of the Methodist church, held prayer services at the grave. He leaves a wife and four children, to mourn his loss. They are now temporarily stopping at the home of Mr. McGuyre. Rockdale Messenger, Thursday, November 14, 1901

Friday, October 24, 2014

1982 :: Death of Jack Cummings

Rockdale - Services for Jack Cummings, 70, were at 10 a.m. Thursday in Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, with the Rev. Gene York officiating. Burial was in Murray Cemetery near Rockdale. Mr. Cummings died Tuesday in a Temple hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a Rockdale native and a retired pipe fitter. . . . Cameron Herald, October 24, 1982