The  Orlando  Sentinel
March 25, 1964
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.
Contributed by John Ballard

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 7, 1905
David Creek, of Brandywine Township,
Has Ill Luck on Monday and Tuesday.
From Tuesday's Daily.
          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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