Annie Bourland, 104

Annie C. Bourland, 104, of Brady, died Sunday, Sept. 16. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Spencer officiating. Burial followed in Rest Haven Cemetery. Born Oct. 17, 1896 in Dripping Springs, she was the daughter of Charles Wilfred and Sarah (Moore) Cross. She married Elliott Bourland Feb. 22, 1914 in Junction. She was a contract mail deliverer and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a Sunday School teacher for 58 years, a WMU director and taught the first church-sponsored literacy class in Brady. Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Blythe of Brady; a nephew, James Hobbs and wife, Odell, of Mesquite; a nephew-in-law, Julian W. Parker of Charlotte, S.C.; four great-nephews, including David Walther and wife, Linda, of Copperas Cove; five great-nieces and seven great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; a son, F.E. Bourland, Jr.; three brothers and three sisters, including Osie Hobbs and Pearl Turner, both of Brady.

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