Sarah Buchanan Phillips
MRS. SARAH PHILLIPS
Sarah M. Buchanan was born in Tennessee January 27, 1859. Her family move from there while she was but a child, coming to Texas and locating in Cooke County, near Valley View. She was united in marriage to L. G. Phillips Nov. 9, 1876. They established their home in Cooke County living there for a number of years. Eleven children came to bless this union, four of whom are deceased. Those living are Wiley B. of O'Donnell; Mrs. Buelah Spencer, Van Nuys, Calif., Mrs. Cleo Carter and Lester of Salem Oregon, Jay of Oakland Calif; Mrs. Francis Fanny Marks of Los Angeles, Calif and Willie of San Antonio.
This family were pioneer settlers of West Texas, coming to Lynn County in 1902 settling at Draw. In 1910 they moved to O'Donnell. Mr. Phillips established the first business in O'Donnell -- on 8th street one door west of Rex theater. He hauled the material for his building overland from Big Springs. They were prominent and active civic and religious life of this community. Sister Phillips has been a life long Christian, uniting with the Presbyterian Church in early childhood and later with the Methodist Church in which she lived to which she was faithful the rest of her life.
She was a charter member of the O'Donnell Methodist Church which was organized in 1911 with 28 members. Her husband was the first superintendent of the Methodist Sunday school. He passed away in 1939. Since then she has lived in their home in O'Donnell until the time of her going April 10, 1947 at the age of 88 years, 2 months & 13 days. She is survived by the above named children, 30 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces.
Her funeral services were conducted by the Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at three o'clock by her pastor, Rev. Edward H. Crandall and Rev. C. C. Calhoun, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. She was laid to rest in the O'Donnell Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Albert Koeninget, B. L. Davis, Clint Wright, E. T. Wells, Charley Wells, and Ira Hodge. Honorary; J. M. Christopher, J. Y. Everett, Joe Kirkpatrick, W. E. Simmons, T. A. Wimberly and C. L. Davis.
Our Sincere Sympathy is extended to the loved ones at this sad hour.
Card Of Thanks
We wish to take this opportunity of expressing our sincere thanks
and appreciation to our many friends and kind neighbors of this community
for the acts of loving sympathy extended to us at the time of the loss
our darling mother and grandmother. May God bless each and every one
of you is our prayer.
W. B. Phillips and wife
Bula Spencer and family
Lester Phillips and family
Cleo Carteer and family
Joy Phillips and family
Fannie Marks and husband
Will Phillips and family
E J Bean and family
Margie Robinson and family
Contributed by Pam Mathiasen.