MRS. JESSE B. FULTON
September 25, 1881-October 30, 1967
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora B. Fulton of West Monroe, widow of the Rev. Jesse B. Fulton, who died in 1920, were held recently in Davis Springs Methodist Church, Campti, Louisiana, with the Rev. S. B. Dampier and the Rev. Elmer Malone officiating.
Mrs. Fulton’s parents were John Boyd Barr and Sophronia Barnes Barr. She was a niece of the Rev. Dan C. Barr. Mrs. Fulton was born on September 25, 1881 and died on October 30, 1967. Mrs. Fulton died in Ridgecrest Nursing Home, West Monroe, after a long illness. She was a native of Natchitoches Parish, a resident of West Monroe for the past fourteen years, and a member of the Davis Springs Methodist Church.
Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Daisy Bergeron, West Monroe; Mrs. Ina Holstead, Jena; Mrs. Alma Kellum, Bogalusa; four sons: J. B. Fulton, Columbia; Clyde B. Fulton, West Monroe; Dudley G. Fulton, Natchitoches; Fred C. Fulton, Houston Texas; one brother, Dudley J. Barr, Campti; fourteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren.
An outstanding characteristic of the life of Mrs. Fulton was her interest in youth—her own and others. No matter how much in need she was (and she reared seven children of her own on a small retirement annual payment) she always had enough to divide with others. Throughout her lifetime she labored for the church and especially with its youth, who when they would return home would visit “Miss Dora.” She often made trips with the basketball teams, for she loved the sport of basketball. Many girls were allowed to make such trips only because “Miss Dora” was a chaperone. As long as her health permitted she attended the games. Her home was the player’s home and one of the boys, whose parents moved away, remained in her home for two years.
One of God’s own has claimed her reward.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1968; p. 219 By Mrs. Daisy Bergeron
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