Leann (Davidson) McCrary

The McCrary’s owned the land where the OAA faculty homes are now located.

Front Row L. to R.: Margret Styles, Frances Twiggs, Fletcher Blalock, Edson Neal, Willard Styles (all five children were  under 12 years old; Back Row L. to R.: Mrs. Leann McCrary (in long black coat), Ruth (last name unknown), Mr. McCrary, Grace McCrary, Emma Blalock, Alice Styles, Rose Neal, Iva Butler, Bud Stephens, Alice Twiggs, Roy Blalock, Elder David M. Twiggs (Principal and only teacher, Student (name unknown), Elder H. M. J. Richards (President of the Arkansas Conference and father of H. M. S. Richards, the founder of the Voice of Prophecy), John Blalock (Conference Educational Secretary). Names and picture were provided by Fletcher and Amy Blalock November 12, 1985 (Melton, 2004).
BIRTH23 Jun 1856, Travisville, Pickett County, Tennessee, USA
DEATH13 Jan 1941 (aged 84) Gentry, Benton County, Arkansas, USA
BURIALFlint Creek Cemetery, Gentry, Benton County, Arkansas, USA  Add to Map
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Flint Creek Cemetery in Gentry, Arkansas

Leann Davidson was born June 23, 1856, at Travisville, Tennessee. Her family moved from there in 1871 to Elk City, Kansas, where she was converted and united with the Methodist church, of which she remained a faithful member until she united with the Seventh-day Adventist church in 1890, of which she was a loyal member until she died. She was united in marriage to Frank McCrary in 1901. They made their home in Thayer, Kansas, until they moved to Gentry, Arkansas, in 1913 where they made their home, except for a few years, the remainder of her days. Mrs. McCrary and her husband united with the church of Gentry where she was beloved by everyone till she passed from this life. She faithfully attended the services of the church when her strength would permit. She passed away January 13, 1941, in their home near the church, and was laid to rest in the Flint Creek cemetery awaiting the call of the Life-Giver. She leaves to mourn their loss, the husband and four stepchildren, two boys and two girls, and two grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends (Baker, 1941).


Baker, Isaac. (1941, Feb. 5). Southwestern Union Record, p. 7.

Melton, June. (2004, Spring). A Pictorial History of Ozark Adventist Academy. Retrieved from ozarkacademy.org.

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