We lost our sweet Great Aunt Buna on May 12, 2010. Just shy of her 100th birthday.
The last sibling of my grandmother, Maude Rose Hull Arrowood. May the angels wing you safely home, we will miss you dearly.
On the 1930 Census, Walter D. Moody and Buna Magnolia Hull Moody are married, ages 21 and 19, living in the Gastonia Township, Gaston County, North Carolina.
A young married couple, in love and just starting out in their life together.
Buna's parents, Elias Burton Hull and Virginia “Vergie” Belzonie Dellinger Hull, had a total of seven children that were documented, and out of that seven ,only four made it to adulthood. I am sure these losses were heart breaking ones.
Luther Houston Hull, Born February 15, 1906.
Luther Hull and Flossie Lynch Hull ~
Luther married Flossie Lynch. Together they had at least two sons.
Luther died May 13, 1996 and Flossie passed away on August 10, 1987.
They are both buried near Luther’s parents in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Lincolnton.
Next born to this couple was a set of twins, Maude Rose and Audie, a boy.
Sadly Audie died at birth or very near after. Maude mourned the loss of her baby brother, her whole life.
Maude and Audie were born May 27, 1908.
Buna Magnolia Hull was born next, on Nov 10, 1910. She married Walter Dorson Moody. Together they had a house full of kids. Two sons and four daughters.
She had 22 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 27 great-great grandchildren. Blessed with a full life and a long one, she went on to her reward.
We have lost the final “cedar tree”, but heaven has gained an sweet angel.
Imagine all the changes and wonders she saw during her long life.
Walt died on August 12, 1987 and is buried at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, in Mt. Holly, N.C. , as will be our Buna.
Records indicate there was another girl born to this couple on April 17, 1914. I have not found a death certificate for her, but there may not be one in existence. Death certificates did not start until the year 1914 in North Carolina. Until then I do not have a name for Baby Girl Hull.
Ollie Mae Hull was born on June 26, 1915. She married William Miller Smith on January 01, 1934. William Miller died on September 19, 1937 and they are both buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Gastonia, N.C.
Lastly, there was another girl born to this couple. I only recently found the information about her. Another Audie.
Little Audie D. Hull was born on May 27, 1918. May 27, Maude’s birthday. No doubt named after her baby brother that passed. Sadly little girl Audie also passed away, at the age of 7 months and 16 days, on January 12, 1919. She died from Bronchial Pneumonia. She is buried at Bethel Baptist in Lincolnton, N.C. with her parents.
Great Aunt Buna was pretty and petite, and she also was the smallest cedar tree in the ‘three sister trees‘. Those trees that stood behind my grandmother’s house, over time, came to symbolize her sisters and herself, to my grandmother. Her way of staying close to her sisters, I believe.
" God shall wipe all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away." ~ Revelation 21 : 4