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Everett, Annabell (Neal)

Annabell Neal Everett

Mrs. Annabell Neal Everett, 97,  of Alleyton passed away Tuesday.  Services will be at the First Baptist Church in Columbus at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.

Mrs. Everett was born in Alleyton and married in 1899.  Her great-great grandfather, Abram Alley, was one of Stephen F. Austin’s 300 original colonists.

She was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Columbus and held memberships in the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Griffith and Mrs. Laura Brasher of Alleyton; three grandchildren, Miss Louise Dick of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Laura Ann Dick Rau of Columbus, and Jack Brasher of Weimar;  four great grandchildren, Ann Brasher West of Houston, Marilyn Brasher Hollar of Dallas, Dr. John M. Brasher of Houston, and James E. Brasher of College Station; one great-great grandson, Charles Griffith Hollar of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Neal Clements of Victoria and Mrs. Nina Neal Shannon of Columbus; one brother, Gail Neal of Wharton.  One daughter, Mrs. Hattie Mae Dick , died in 1974.

Pallbearers are great grandsons and great nephews, Dr. John M. Brasher, David Hollar, Greg West, Jim Brasher, Will Neal Adams, DeGraf Adams, Thurman S. Clements, Jr. and Don Shannon. [Interment in Odd Fellows' Rest]

Memorial gifts may be to the Magnolia Homes Tour, Inc., P.O. Box 817, Columbus, Texas 78934.

The Colorado County Citizen  February 16, 1978   
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Everett, Catherine L. "Kate" (Webb)

Kate I. Webb Everett, wife of Henry C. Everett of Alleyton, Colorado County, Texas, died September 9, 1867. [Interment in Alleyton Cemetery]

The Jonesboro Gazette, Jonesboro, Unioin County, Illinois, September 21, 1867
Submitted by Darrel Dexter

Everett, Hariette M. (Lackey)


Mr. Le Tulle reported on his arrival here that Mrs. H. C. Everett was very sick with pneumonia at her home in San Marcos. He had been here but an hour or so before he received a telegram that she died Tuesday at 10 o’clock, a.m. Her remains were brought here and interred beside her husband in the Alleyton cemetery Wednesday (yesterday) afternoon, followed to the grave by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives, friends and former neighbors.

Colorado Citizen, April 22, 1886

Everett, Helen "Nellie"

Nellie Everett, daughter of Henry C. Everett of Alleyton, Colorado County, Texas, died Sept. 23, 1867, of yellow fever, aged 9 years. [Interment in Alleyton Cemetery]

The Jonesboro Gazette, Jonesboro, Unioin County, Illinois, October 26, 1867
Submitted by Darrel Dexter

Everett, Henry Clay


A sadness and gloom has resided on our neighborhood for sometime in consequence of the long-continued and severe illness of our neighbor and fellow-citizen, Capt. H. C. Everett, which was deepened by the announcement of his death on the 5th inst. A good man and citizen has been taken from us, whose place it will be hard to fill, we shall miss him more than we can now anticipate. He has left a sorrowing wife and a family of precious children to mourn his death. May the Lord have them in his specail care and guide them right. Much might be said of the deceased, in reference to his very many traits of character which consituted him a model citizen and neighbor. But we desist, hoping and believing that some one better qualified will write his obituary. The family and friends have our heartfelt sympathy in their hour of bereavement and loss. [Interment in Alleyton Cemetery]

Capt. Everett’s brother, who lives in West Virginia, had been telegraphed to to[sic] come and see him. He came just in time to see the last expiring breath. The Captain was conscious ad aroused up enough to recognize him. He was so grief stricken and being aged and not stout he was fearful if he did not hurry, he would not reach home; so he hurried off before his brother was buried, to be buried, as he said, at home.

Colorado Citizen, March 12, 1885

Everett, Henry W.

Henry Everett, son of Henry C. Everett , died Oct. 7, 1967 of yellow fever, aged 8 months [Interment in Alleyton Cemetery].

The Jonesboro Gazette, Jonesboro, Unioin County, Illinois, October 26, 1867
Submitted by Darrel Dexter

Everett, James John

Mr. James J. Everett, 57, passed out of this life at his home in Alleyton Tuesday morning at about 1:30 o’clock. He had been about his business as usual on Monday and was seen on the streets in this city that evening. At about nine o’clock Monday night he suffered an attack of heart trouble which culminated in his death.

Mr. Everett had been suffering with heart trouble for some months and had been careful about overexerting himself physically.

Funeral services were held at the family residence at ten o’clock yesterday morning, Rev. Wm. D. Wyatt of the First Baptist Church officiating and interment made in Odd Fellows Rest here. The local Masonic Lodge performed the last sad rites, and the body was accompanied by a guard of honor from the local Commandery Knights Templar.

Mr. Everett was one of the prominent citizens of this county, a director of the First State Bank of this city and of the Texas Construction Material Company, former Justice of the Peace of the Alleyton precinct and several times foreman of the Grand Jury of the county. He was born and reared in the Alleyton community and operated a general merchandise business there. He also had extensive interests in gravel, farming and livestock in this county.

Jim Everett’s genial disposition made him popular with a large host of friends throughout the state.

He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W. G. Dick of Alleyton, Mrs. C. L. Griffith of Maracaibo, Venezuela, and Mrs. Jack Brasher of Weimar, two sisters, Mrs. Lena Kerr of this city and Mrs. Katie Taylor of San Antonio.

Colorado County Citizen, September 24, 1932
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Everett, Laban Talbot

Alleyton Citizen Dies

This community was shocked to hear of the death of Mr. Labe T. Everett which occurred last night at his home.

He was reared in the Alleyton community and would have been 48 years of age today. On December 7, 1927, he was married to Mrs. Mary Gordon Burttschell.

He is survived by his wife, one brother, Mr. J. J. Everett; on sister, Mrs. Lena Kerr, and a half sister, Mrs. Katie Taylor of San Antonio.

Funeral services will be held at the family residence in Alleyton at ten Friday morning and interment in Odd Fellows' Rest. The Masons will have charge of the service.

The Colorado County Citizen, November 13, 1930
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Everett, Mary (Gordon) Burttschell


Funeral services were held in First Methodist church at 3 p.m. Tuesday for Mrs. Mary Gordon Everett, who died in Columbus hospital Sunday after an illness of about a month.  The Revs. John Wesley Jones of Columbus and William F. Hathaway Jr. of Victoria officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.  Columbus Funeral home was in charge.  Born in Drango Col. 25, 1889, Mrs. Everett was a daughter of Dr. Eugene Clifton Gordon and Margaret White Gordon.  She had lived in Columbus since 1910.  A member of the Methodist church, she also belonged to the John Everett chapter, United Daughters of the confederacy.  Her husband, Laban Talbot Everett died about 30 years ago.  She is survived by a nephew, Dr. James H. Wooten of Columbus, a niece, Mrs. C. E. Sanderson of Austin, 2 grand nephews and 4 grand nieces.  Pallbearers were C. L. Griffith, Morris Hodges, Le Roy Stein, Jack Brasher, L. D. Schilling and Dudley Baker.

Colorado County Citizen, October 19, 1963
Submitted by David Hahn

Everett, unknown
Richter, unknown


Two small children died in this place the 21st inst., Mr. Tom Everett’s and Wm. Richter’s. These two tender buds were plucked below to bloom above. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, May 28, 1885

Everett, Unnamed Infant


The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Everett died Wednesday morning last in this place. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, November 11, 1886
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