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Pioneer Woman Died April First
April 1, 1937
Mrs. Mary E. Elliff

Mrs. Mary E. Elliff, 88, died at her home six miles east of Tulia last Thursday, April 1, following an illness of several weeks duration.

Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist Church in Tulia by her pastor, Rev. A. C. Huff, assisted by Rev. J.A. Lindley, last Saturday afternoon at 3:00.

Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery beside the grave of her husband who preceded her in death.

She was a daughter of David and Eliza Horn and was born in McNairy Co., TN. She was converted and joined the Baptist church at the age of 19. She was married to Ananias Oliver Elliff, November 19, 1865.

To this union were born 14 children, nine of whom survive and all except one were present at the funeral. The nine surviving children are Mrs. Nannie Elkins, J.D. and D.H. Elliff, Mrs. Belle Casebeer, Lela and Ethel Elliff, all of Tulia, Mrs. Mary Rodden, Newport, Texas; Mrs. Susie Straton, Clovis, New Mexico, and John Elliff, San Benito, Texas. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Jane Hockaday, Selmer, Tennessee, 34 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Charlie Rodden, a grandson has been making his home with her for almost 3 years.

Mrs. Elliff was a wonderful mother, always kind and patient, even in her suffering, and was a friend to all.

Courtesy of Vicki Roach

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