I called her Aunt Fannie, and she was the dearest one of my aunts. I loved her because she was always jolly and could see the sunshine through the darkest clouds. She was a good cook and I suppose this had a tendency for me to have the warm place in my heart for her, as all growing young men love good food. Somehow or other boys and men can be reached through the stomach, and most young brides should learn this early. I have been in some homes where the wife kept a poor house and didn't dress the best, but her husband thought her a super duper, and wouldn't give her up for the best dressed or most elegant housekeeper in the land. Why? Because she has reached his heart through his stomach.

Fannie Brian Tarry, b. 1880, in Inman, South Carolina, to Alfred Aaron and Mattie McDowell Brian, m. Sidney Johnson Tarry, May 1, 1897, at Ladonia, Texas. Sidney Johnson Tarry b. November 1869, near Knoxville, Tennessee, d. August 1940, and  was buried in Antioch Cemetery.  Fannie Brian Tarry d. 1957 in Lovington, New Mexico, and buried also in the Antioch Cemetery.

To this union the following children were born:

1. Luther Calvin Tarry, b. January 30, 1898, m. Bennie Workman, June 21, 1925, Bonham, Texas. They have the following children:
a. Edna Tarry Lambert

b. Doris Tarry Chick

c. Winona Tarry Walton

d. L. B. Tarry, m. Patricia Tarry

e. Joan Tarry Hay

f. Frank Leroy Tarry, m. Janet Marie Royon

2. Florence Tarry, m. Walter Guy LeCroy, b. Columbia County, Arkansas, 1898. To this union the following children:
a. L. C. LeCroy killed in car wreck during the Christmas holidays, 1967.

b. Irene LeCroy Simpson - two children, Roy Simpson and Diane Simpson Gamble.

c. Virgal LeCroy, three children, Steve, Karon and Mark.

d. Walter Guy LeCroy, Jr. - two children, Gary and David.

e. Florence Nadine LeCroy Jones - six children: Jackie Sanderson Flake, Toni Sanderson, Terri Jones, Chris Jones, Jerry Jones and Gary Jones.

3. Edna Elnora Tarry Kuchesky, m. June 9, 1928, in Idalou Methodist parsonage.
a. Ruth Kuchesky Christoffel, they have two children

b. Harold Morgan Kuchesky.

c. Barbara Joan Kuchesky Wright, has four children.

d. Beverly Joyce Kuchesky Campbell has three children.

4. Joe Thomas Tarry, m. Hazel Cox, they had three boys and two girls. I only have the names of two as follows: Joe Ellis Tarry, m. and has three children and is a missionary to Brazil. Mrs. Tommie Tarry Hare, they live in Barstow, California, and her husband is a schoolteacher. I know they have some children but don't know how many.

5. Lester Sidney Tarry, m. Beatrice Harralson and they have four children, two boys and two girls. They have a Dr. Kirby B. Tarry, M.D., who lives in Hawaii. I wish I had more information.

Lester Sidney Tarry and Beatrice Harralson and their four children

Lester Sidney Tarry, Sidney Johnson Tarry, Fannie Brian Tarry; Back, left to right: Luther Calvin Tarry, Joe Thomas Tarry, Edna Elnora Tarry Kuchesky and Florence Tarry LeCroy.