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The Rev. William P. (Ted) Brian Sr., a retired Baptist pastor who had served churches in Texas, California and Nevada during his lengthy ministry, was claimed by death at 5:20 p.m. Friday in Methodist Hospital in Lubbock. He had suffered a heart seizure the previous Tuesday.

Rev. Brian was 72.

Memorial services were conducted at 2 p.m.. Monday in First Baptist Church of Crosbyton. Officiating were the Rev. Bobby Rine, pastor, and Dr. Fred Meeks, pastor of First Baptist Church in Plainview.

Interment was made in Lorenzo Cemetery, under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.

Ted Brian was born Oct. 9, 1909 in Desdemona (Eastland County) and was reared in the Estacado Community in Crosby County. He and the former Inez Cherry, also a member of an early-day Crosby County family, were married Dec. 25, 1933 in Ropesville.

Rev. Brian had served as pastor of Seth Ward Baptist Church in Plainview and First Baptist Church in Plains and was associate pastor of First Baptist Church in Midland. He also was an associational missionary in Nevada and California.

Rev. and Mrs. Brian moved to Crosbyton in 1978 from Midland. He was interim pastor of several area churches following his retirement and remained active in visitation, particularly at Crosbyton Care Center.

Survivors include his wife; Inez; two sons, W.P. Brian Jr. of Riverside, Calif., and Thomas J. (Tom) Brian of Crosbyton; one daughter, Annie Beth Roby of Brownwood; three brothers, Sam Brian of San Antonio, D. D. Brian of Lake Isabella, Calif., and Dub Brian of State Line, NM; three sisters, Cora Greenshaw of Stephenville, Norma Brisco of Lubbock and Rose Howard of Plainview; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Rev. Brian was preceded in death by one daughter, Cherrydel, who died June 30, 1972, and one grandson.

©Crosbyton Review, May 27, 1982
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

CROSBYTON (Special) — Services for Inez Brian, 84, of Crosbyton will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lester Griffin, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Lorenzo Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brian died at 11:30 p.m. Monday in Brownwood General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Eric, Okla., and graduated from Lorenzo High School. She married William Preston Brian Dec. 25, 1933, in Ropesville. He died in 1982.

She attended Tarleton State University and graduated from west Texas State University. She had taught school in the Estacado Community, Robertson and Lorenzo. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, First Baptist Church and the Ester Sunday School Class. A daughter, Cherrydel Brian, died in 1972.

Survivors include two sons, Tom of Crosbyton and W. Preston Jr. of Riverside, Calif.; a daughter, Beth Roby of Brownwood; two brothers, Mell D. Cherry of Lorenzo and Herman G. Cherry of Los Alamos, Colo.; two sisters, Sarah Jane Kidwell of Lorenzo and Jessie B. McDougal of Copperas Cove; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, January 17, 1991
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

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