ROCKDALE REPORTER Rockdale, Milam County, TX 13 March 1947
PIONEER CITIZEN DIES MONDAY NIGHT
Mrs. M.L. Hutcherson, 85, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.A. Kyle at Dime Box, shortly after 7 o'clock Monday night [March 10].
The body reposed in Phillips & Luckey funeral home until Wednesday when funeral services were held at 3:30 o'clock with Rev. Fred Ross, pastor of the First Christian Church of Taylor officiating. Burial was made in the old Davison cemetery at Gay Hill.
Mary Louvinia Eads, born Dec. 7, 1861, was a native of Springfield, Mo. She came to Texas at the age of eight years with her parents, Louisa and Green Eads, who settled in Oak Hill community of Milam County. This was before the town of Tanglewood was established and the family mail was received in that location but then known as Townsend Store. Mary Eads attended school at Salty. He life was spent in the territories adjacent to Rockdale.
In 1887, she was married to Hurse [sic] Alford who passed away October 12, 1902. Eleven children were born to this union, four of whom survive. Eight years later in 1910 she was married to B.M. Hutcherson. He preceded her in death August 1923. Mrs. Hutcherson was one of the oldest members of Forest Grove Christian Church.
She was affectionately called "Aunt Mary" by scores of friends, being loved by all who came in contact with her. She was truly a friend to man, and besides rearing her own family she took into her home a number of children, becoming a real mother to them.
Especially was Mrs. Hutcherson interested in her grandchildren and younger people, delighting in their pleasures and being a counselor to all. She found pleasure in doing the little things for friends and relatives alike. In appreciation for what she had done for others, last fall friends gathered at Forest Grove Christian Church to honor her with a shower.
The beautiful flowers that formed a bower about her casket was sent as silent tribute to this good and noble character who slept away quietly while sitting with members of her family.
Those who survive are the daughter, Mrs. Alice Kyle of Dime Box; three sons, Tom, Emory, and Aaron Alford of Rockdale; two step-sons, Will Hutcherson of Crocket, and Mrs. Martha Counts of Austin; 32 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and a large number of nieces and nephews; 2 sisters-in-law, Mrs. H.L. Alford and Mrs. Emma Carver, Both of Rockdale.
During the war, Mrs. Hutcherson had 9 grandsons and 1 great grandson in the service.