Annie Bourland, 104

Annie Cross Bourland, 104, of Brady, died Sunday, Sept. 16. Services were held at Heritage Funeral Home with Dr. Billy C. Spencer of Abilene, officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery after a trumpet solo by Bill Derrick of Brady. Born Oct. 17, 1896 in Hays County, she was the daughter of Wilfred and Sarah Ann (Moore) Cross. She married Francis Elliott Bourland on Feb. 9, 1914 in Junction. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Brady and was alternate teacher of the Esther Class until 1996, having taught Sunday school classes for 54 years. She was also a director for WMU in Brady Baptist Association for seven years. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters including Osie Hobbs and Pearl Turner, both of Brady; four nephews, her husband and a son, F.E. (Buster) Bourland, Jr.; and two nieces, Floy Turner and Vivian Hobbs Parker. She is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Blythe; a nephew, James Scott Hobbs and wife, Odell of Mesquite; a special nephew-in-law, Julian W. Parker; four great nieces; five great-great nieces; four great nephews; and four great-great nephews.

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