LOCATION: Moss Family Ranch Cemetery is a private family cemetery located in the southwest quadrant of Lamar County, Texas. It is in Block 54 or 55 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993. There is only one interment in the cemetery, that of David Moss. At his request, he is buried between 2 of his favorite horses. DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Hwy 19 & 24 south of Paris with FM 1184, turn west on FM 1184 and go 2.6 miles. At its intersection with CR 24200, turn west and go 1.8 miles to the intersection with CR 24240. Take CR 24240 westerly for 2/10 miles and the cemetery is in the pasture 100 feet south of the road. Remember! This is a private cemetery and permission must be obtained before visiting the cemetery. GPS COORDINATES: 33° 31' 26.3640'' N, 95° 39' 46.1880'' W
(33.52399 Latitude and -95.66283 Longitude)
OLDEST KNOWN BURIAL: The oldest inscribed grave is that of David Craig Moss who died 2 Apr 2004. NUMBER OF GRAVES: There is only 1 known grave in the cemetery. (July 2017) SIGNS/MARKERS: There is not a sign for the cemetery.
Historic Texas Cemetery: No Texas Historical Commission Marker: No
LAST ENUMERATION: Cemetery was visited by Lawrence and Sue Dale in 2015. ADD'L INFORMATION: THE PARIS NEWS, Apr. 07, 2004: "David Craig Moss, 51, of Howland passed away Friday, April 2, 2004, peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. A cowboy memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, at the Moss Family Ranch at Howland with the Rev. Elvis Whaley officiating. He was born in Lamar County to R. L. and Mary Belle Eubanks Moss on May 17, 1952. He grew up in Woodland in Red River County, attended school at Lone Star and graduated from Detroit High School in 1970. In 1974, he graduated from Texas A&M University at College Station with a Bachelor of science degree in bio-medical science. He was a devoted loving father of Casey 'Mo' and Sloan Ty. His passion for horses and love of the land was passed on to Casey, who is an accomplished barrel racer and trainer. He found great joy in spending time with his daughter and their horses and watched with pride as she became a great horsewoman and future rancher. Sloan Ty provided his Dad with many hours of companionship while camping, hunting and fishing, along with being proud of his accomplishments in football and basketball. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jerry Moss and father-in-law, M. C. Cannada, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Tammy; daughter, Casey Moss of Howland; son, Sloan Ty Moss of Howland; brother Bob Moss and wife, Brenda, of Hopewell; two sisters, Mary Lee Mims and husband, Bob, of Odessa and Diane Smallwood of Paris; mother-in-law, Nancy Cannada of Atlas; brother-in-law, Monty Cannada of Howland; two sisters-in-law, Teri Darnell and husband, Jimmy, of Amherst and Sherry Bailey of Caviness; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Larry Joe Bramlett, Glen Coleman and Bud Dobbs. Honorary pallbearers will be David Allison, Larry Joe Bramlett, Monty Cannada, Glen Coleman, Kelly Coplin, Bud Dobbs, Randy Freeman, George Humphries, Todd Hurley, Ray Hutchison, Casey Jeffery, William Justiss, Roger Key, Harvey McCoin, Tim Pursifull and Mike Smith. The family has requested that no flowers be sent, but donations can be made to Roxton Volunteer Fire Department, Roxton, Texas 75477 or the David Moss Memorial Scholarship, c/o Chisum High School, 3250 South Church St., Paris, Texas 75460." PICTURE(S):
Photographs below provided courtesy of Lawrence and Sue Dale.
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