Dora Pool

Submitted by Jack James

The Advance Reporter

Jan 31, 1924

In Memory
Again the death angel has visited the home and fireside of one of our dear friends and neighbors and taken from our midst another dear mother, aunt Dora Pool of Freedom.

Aunt Dora was about the age of 65. She has lived in the home where she died about 42 years.

She was the widow of J. W. Pool, who died several years ago. To this union was born three children two boys and one girl. James, a boy, died in infancy and Nervia and Jane.

Deceased aunt Dora has been a member of the Baptist Church for several years and never missed a sermon at the old Freedom Church. she was always very attentive around her home. She attained a host of friends and will be greatly missed in the community and most of all by her only son, George W. Pool who was at home with her until death and she will also be greatly missed by her two orphan grandchildren, Miss Julia Smith and Mrs. bird goff. Miss Julia is now making her home with Mr. J. R. Carnahan and family. Their home is forever broken. Our loss is her gain.

But God's will be done. Aunt Dora had been in poor health for some time. She suffered untold misery but she bore it well. She went back and forth from her bed to her chair almost till the last hour. She was in her right mind to the last minute she passed out of this life.

Her remains were laid to rest in the Packsaddle Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by the Reverend W. O. McDaniel of Freedom.

Our dear mother is gone to rest.
Our home will be home no more.
She has gone to join the loved ones
Who has gone on before.
The old home is vacant, she loved so well,
There she guided our footsteps
As in childhood we did dwell.
Her bed is vacant now,
Her place beside the fire,
Never more on earth her loving head will bow,
Or our hearts inspire.
Written by a friend.