On 16 May 2004 RootsWeb's Personalized Mailing List sent your
posting to me because it had a Boles in it. May I forward it to the
Bowles list? We have many, many researchers studying the Boles
surname, some from Louisiana.
Can you tell me anything more about Arthur Boles that I might
pass on to our members?
Thank you and best wishes,
Linne Bowles Gravestock
From: Kendrick_(a)webtv.net (pat creel)
Subject: Creel files
CREEL, Dorothy Broce No Date - 02 Feb 1937 Age 22 Yrs Wife of
Robert B; Dau of Mr & Mrs B G Broce
EARNEST PRICE CREEL
DODSON, SAMUEL CREEL, ELLEN 08-28-1859
Obituaries: Thomas J. Creel, 1956, Winn Parish, LA.
Submitted by Greggory E. Davies, 120 Ted Price Lane, Winnfield, LA 71483
From: December 13, 1956 Winn Parish Enterprise News-American
Funeral services for Thomas J. Creel, 81 years, 2 months, and 14 days of
age, who died in a local hospital December 12, 1956, were held Thursday
at 1 p.m. at Old Union Baptist Church, with the pastor, Rev. John
Ingouf, Rev. Edward Smith, and Mr. A. Leonard Allen officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Known as "Uncle Tom", Mr. Creel had carried on the trade of chair-making
that had been started by his father before him over 100 years ago. This
trade is still being carried on by Mr. Creel's sons. A retired farmer,
he was a lifetime resident of the Hudson Community and a lifetime member
of the Old Union Church.
Married to Miss Henrietta Jones in 1893, Mr. Creel and his wife were the
parents of 15 children, eight of whom survive. Mrs. Creel passed away
The surviving children are Mrs. Cecil McCartney and Mrs. Elmo Townsend,
Winnfield; Grady Creel, Winnsboro; Mrs. Weaver Thornton, Vidalia; Mrs.
Arthur Boles, Shreveport; Mrs. Dewey Evans, Bernice; J. C. Creel,
Dodson; Mrs. Charles Barnes, New Orleans.
Also surviving are 66 grandchildren, 96 great grandchildren, two great
great grandchildren. With 172 descendants, Mr. Creel is thought to have
had the most descendants of any person in the parish.
Acting as pallbearers were Aaron F. Creel, Silas Creel, Dewey Creel,
Hezzie Creel, Julian Creel, John F. Creel, F. M. Creel, and Riley H.
Obituary published in The HammondDaily Star on: 11/17/2002 STATHAM,
BOLIVAR - Charles M. Statham, 71, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at his
residence. He was a retired tractor mechanic with Hood Tractor in Amite
and a member of the Sunnyhill Baptist Church. Survivors include his
wife, Frances Creel Statham,
Bolivar; his daughters, Margaret McIntyre and Gail Hartman, both of
Bolivar; his son, Dale Statham, Bolivar; his sister, Dorothy Hodges,
Bolivar; and three grand- children. Visitation will be today at Crain
Funeral Home, Franklinton, after 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. in
the funeral home chapel. Ray Schilling and the Rev. Otho Schilling will
conduct the service. Burial will be in Statham Cemetery in Mt. Hermon.
Always looking for Boles/Bowles, Jeffries, Adair and Trott