The Orlando Sentinel
CREEK, MRS. CAROLYN R. -- Funeral services for Mrs.
Carolyn R. Creek, age 63, of 547 Piedmont who died at home Sunday will be
held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. from Fairchild Chapel with Rev. L. A.
Music, pastor of Lucerne Baptist Church, officiating and interment in
Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Creek is survived by her husband, Mr. Alva C.
Creek, one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Flick of Orlando; five
brothers, W. D. Ballard of Altamonte Springs, Fla., H. D.
Ballard of Portland, Oregon; Richard N. Ballard of Providence,
R. I.; Clarence W. Ballard of Roachville, Indiana and Bernard
Ballard of Virginia, and two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Byland of
Orlando and Mrs. Inez B. Evans of California. Fairchild
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
March 25, 1964
Contributed by John Ballard
The Shelby Democrat
From Tuesday's Daily.
Thursday, September 7, 1905
A BIG BARN BURNS DOWN
David Creek, of Brandywine Township,
Has Ill Luck on Monday and Tuesday.
A streak of ill luck seems to have
befallen David Creek, of Brandywine township, and trouble seems to
be following trouble fast and furious. On Monday his fifteen-year-old son
had a narrow escape from death and the horse which he was driving was killed
outright. About three o'clock this morning the large farm barn owned by
him was burned to the ground. Truly it seems to him that it never rains
but it pours.
The family was awakened
this morning by a bright light shining into their sleeping rooms and on rushing
to the windows found that the large barn on the farm was in flames.
Scantily clothing themselves, the members of the family hurriedly went to the
barn and succeeded in rescuing the live stick[sic], buggies, farming implements,
etc. The fire had gained too much headway to be stopped and although
neighbors were soon on the scene to assist the family in their efforts, the barn
was a mass of charred timbers in a few minutes.
In the barn at the time
of the fire [the article continues but my copy ended here - pmf]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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