Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Kudzu-peuraria montana can grow up to a foot a day. It covers over 7 million acres in the U. S. I remember going to my grandpa Lawrence Dulaney's and when you turned off the 25 at East Fulton Church (White Church) on Dulaney Wilemon road, Kudzu covered all the old buildings and hung from dead trees that they had overcome and killed. It is a haven for snakes and all kinds of critters. However its good to stop a hill side for washing away.Cows like to eat it, alot of people hate it, and I would have to agree it is almost impossible to control. It kills and destroys and takes no prisoners. However I just think its PURTY!
Monday, February 23, 2009
This is my sister Crystal Dawn Parker in the stripes and my mom Dorothy Beam Moody in the glasses almost blocked by the microphone. If you look real hard from L-R (about the 3rd person) my pop, Larry Moody, is playing the steel guitar.
Matthew, Chapter 1
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham became the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers and so on. Then later you get to Jesse the father of David the king. David became the father of Solomon, whose mother had been the wife of Uriah and so. Then later you get to Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah. 17 Thus the total number of generations from Abraham to David is fourteen generations; from David to the Babylonian exile, fourteen generations; from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah, fourteen generations.
This is the pastor of the "Gospel Lighthouse" in Tishomingo, MS. Bro. Wm. H. Burcham, Bro. Burcham has been the shepherd for my family for many years. He is about 20 ft. tall and has a heart just as big. Most folks know him as Bro. B, or Bro. Bill.
I have been part of the Pentecostal faith since I was about 10. The first time I went my Uncle Tommy Beam came by to get my mom and us and I did not have any shoes to wear.My uncle made my cousins go without their shoes. I remember sleeping under the pews with the Parker family singing "Stepping on the Clouds" or "There Ain't No Grave" along with others, at the Richmond Pentecostal Church in Richmond, MS, with Bro. Jack Raper as the pastor. Sometimes the service would go way in the night. And yes, they were running the aisles, jumping pews, shouting, anointing people with oil, and jumping around praising the Lord. Now, I have heard a lot of criticism in my life about the improper way the congregation conducts themselves in the Pentecostal Faith with all that jumping around and hollering. But I always looked at it like this: I go to see Ole Miss and Mississipi State in the Egg Bowl you cant hear for the crowd yelling and screaming out of Loyalty for their team. People would cry and scream to all heaven for their love of Elvis Presley at one of his concerts. Why is it not right to yell and scream for my love and loyalty for Jesus?
Second Samuel, 6:14,15: And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
I would like to compliment the women of the faith. Many people think that Pentecostal women believe it is wrong to wear anything other than dresses or skirts, cut their hair, wear makeup, or wear jewelry. That is not the case. They do it to separate themselves from the world and show glory to God. And its not a easy road to go down. For that I have the utmost respect.
Below is a picture of my brother Rev. Glenn Dulaney at "The Sanctuary" in Mt. Airy, NC. where he is the Pastor, performing a baptism.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thomas "Lonzo" Cleveland, (B: 8-17-189o/D:12-26-1942)
Bessie Taylor Cleveland (B:1-28-1896/D: 8-17,1981),
Lonzo Cleveland was a sawmiller most of his life ,as well as a sharecropper. He raised crops on the old Massey place of Marietta Ms. and Mini Googe place of Marietta. Ms. He and Bessie were both Baptists and good devout believers in Jesus Christ.
My visit with 3 of their 12 children (Lena, Ruby and Ruble) gave me a lot of insight. They absolutely loved their parents. "They were the best parents a child could ask for" Ruble said. "We were poor but happy", "We made our on butter, got milk from a cow, hogs for bacon and had chickens for eggs" She went on to say. Ruby recalled " Mommi would fry eggs and make sawmill gravy from corn we had milled, and grease from lard she used to fry the meat". and Lener learned to make Mommi's homemade biscuits. Their clothes were made by Mommi and washed on a rub board, with all the kids doing there part. They drew water from a well or a creek for washing and drinking.
Lonzo had a stroke ( the second of 2) while plowing in the fields, on the Mini Googe place, in August of 1942. He died of the stroke in December of the same year. Lonzo and Bessie are buried at Massey Cemetery on the old Massey Farm, in Marietta Ms.
Lonzo was the son of Benjeman Cleveland & Sally Pearson Cleveland, of the Salem Community, Itawamba Mississippi.They are buried at Liberty Cemetery in Salem Community, Itawamba, Mississippi. Bessie Taylor Cleveland Is the Daughter of Vaston Taylor & Sendy Lou Orear Taylor of Ryans Well community.They are buried at Sandy Springs cemetery ,at Sandy Springs Church ,in Ryans Well. Ms.
Benjamin was the son of Thomas Anderson Cleveland & Rhoda Holland of Salem Community, Itawamba Ms. Thomas Is buried at Ebenezer Cemetery,at Ebenezer Church, in Vina Al. Rhoda is buried at Liberty Cemetery in Salem Community, Itawamba Mississippi.
The Line is as follows. Thomas Anderson Cleveland- Benjamin Andrew Cleveland- Thomas Lonzo Cleveland- Lemer Dessie Cleveland Beam- Dorothy Beam Moody- Don Dulaney
(Thomas Lonzo's father and grandfather are in earlier post of this blog.)
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Lonnie Cleveland [Lonnie Clastaned]
Home in 1920: Towery’s Store, Itawamba, Mississippi
Age: 26 Years
Estimated Birth Year [abt. 1894} abt. 1884
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse’s Name: Bessie
Fathers Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Birthplace: Mississippi
Marital Status: Married
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name: Age:
Lonnie Cleveland 26
Bessie Cleveland 24
Ernie Cleveland 6 8/12
Roy Cleveland 5 2/12
Wheeler Cleveland 1 11/12
Lena Cleveland 1 12
1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas L. Cleveland
Home in 1930: Beat 5, Itawamba, Ms
Estimated Birth: abt. 1894
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse Name: Bessie
Household Members Name Age
Thomas L Cleveland 36
Bessie Cleveland 33
Earny Barrett 17
Roy C Cleveland 15
Wheeler Cleveland 12
Lena L Cleveland 10
Lema D Cleveland 8
Retha L Cleveland 6
Vernon H Cleveland 4
Ruble A Cleveland 1
WW1 Civilian Draft Registration
Name: Cleveland, Thomas Lonzo
Birth Date: 17 Aug, 1893
Birth Place: Fulton, Ms
WW1 Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918
Name: Thomas Lonzo Cleveland
City: Not Stated
Birthplace: Mississippi, United States of America
Birth date: 17, Aug, 1893
Draft Board: 0