Ransom was captured at the Battle of Brown’s Mill. This is an interesting web site with other first person stories similar to those of Ransom. The web master has requested permission to publish some of my writings on Ransom.
Our annual holiday dinner will be held Saturday, December 12, at the Sperry United Pentecostal Church annex. We will start gathering at the church at about 10:30 a.m. and go as long as you want to stay, maybe 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. Dinner will probably be around 12:00 or 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish or two and/or dessert, and we will furnish the hams. Donnie and I decided to forego the turkeys this year. Some of you may bring paper plates, napkins and plastic ware if you choose, and others soft drinks, chips, etc. No charge for anything, except we might collect a small donation for the church to cover utilities. As in the past, optional dress code will be pioneer, farm or cowboy/cowgirl. Hopefully you and yours can make it, but if not we totally understand. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
P.S. Please email me an estimate of the number of your family members who might be attending the dinner. Your RSVP will help us in determining the quantity of meat and mashed potatoes to cook. If you want to bring photographs for everyone to look at, feel free.
Thanks much. …Donnie and Larry
The fund for the marker to be placed on the graves of the three young Jones brothers in the Chelsea cemetery is complete. Thanks for the great response! I have totaled the pledges and have reduced the donations of $50 or more to just $31.50 to prevent collecting too much money. If you pledged under $31.50 just send the original amount promised.
The following grandchildren and children (and their families) of Deck and Lottie Jones are sending donations to honor their uncles mentioned above their parents listed below.
Franklin and Janet Jones Howard and their children (Herbert Wesley Jones, 1920-2006)
Gene and Pat Jones Moore and their children (Herbert Wesley Jones)
Randall Murphy (Orpha Odessa Jones Briggs, 1917-2002)
Carolyn Thulin Kinney (Lois Irene Jones Thulin, 1934-1980)
Donnie and Judy Westbrook Marrs (Ruth Jones Marrs, 1916-2005)
Steve and Theresa Mize Jones (Earl Thomas Jones, 1927-1999)
Ron (Bunk) and Pam Williams Jones and family (John Cliff Jones, 1919- )
Larry and Terry Briggs and their children (Orpha Odessa Jones Briggs)
Gene and Bertha Mae Jones Hurley (Loyd Scantling Jones, 1911-1998)
Nathan and Cindy Jones Chamberlain (Loyd Scantling Jones)
Jayson and Stephanie Jones Stacy (William Edward Jones, 1937- )
William E. and Dorothy Jones (Dexter (1879-1961, & Lottie Huckaby Jones, 1889-1959)
Meredith and Ruth Martens Rogers (Rachel Mae Jones Martens, 1925- )
Children and their families of (Mary Madeline Jones Howard, 1922-1992)
Children and their families of (Sarah Juanita Jones Cook, 1923- )
Just send your checks made out to Larry Briggs, P.O. Box 999, Sperry, OK 74073. I will email you from Cancun with the next report. Just joking!! Again, do not send more than $31.50 to the fund. If you have already mailed a check for more than $31.50, I will send a refund.
Hey fellow Joneses:
Thanks for attending the wonderful and very comfortable reunion at Lutherhoma, owing in part to the excellent weather.? We were treated to many amusing and nail-biting stories from John C., Rachel, Frank and Bill and had great fellowship.? Saturday morning featured the 42nd Annual Jones Breakfast and the family dinner at noon.? Friday and Saturday nights featured the annual gospel singing, which included quality guitar accompaniment by James Briggs of Sperry, OK and Ronnie Jones of Canon (pronounced Canyon) City, CO, and vocals by everyone in attendance.
On a similar note:
Donnie Marrs, Steve Jones, Ron (Bunk) Jones and Larry Briggs have commissioned a small grave stone for the three Jones brothers who died at very young ages.? These three (James Paul, Joseph Marion Leo Critenton) are buried in the Chelsea cemetery.? Please email me your pledge if you wish to help pay the $400 cost and I will publish a list of donors later.? The four cousins mentioned above will donate about half the total cost.?
Donnie, Steve, Ron and Larry
The fund for the marker to be placed on the graves of the three young Jones brothers in the Chelsea cemetery is growing. The following grandchildren (and their families) of Deck and Lottie Jones are sending donations to honor their uncles mentioned above.
Franklin and Janet Howard and their children (Herbert Wesley Jones, 1920-2006)
Gene and Pat Moore and their children (Herbert Wesley Jones)
Randall Murphy (Orpha Jones Briggs, 1917-2002)
Carolyn Kinney (Lois Jones Thulin, 1934-1980)
Donnie and Judy Marrs (Ruth Jones Marrs, 1916-2005)
Steve and Theresa Jones (Earl T. Jones, 1927-1999)
Ron (Bunk) and Pam Jones and family (John C. Jones)
Larry and Terry Briggs and their children (Orpha Jones Briggs)
We currently have $285 in the fund and need only $115 more to complete the purchase. Write now to be included.
Tribute to Mom By her loving son, Larry on February 18, 2002