We pay tribute to those who have
crossed over to the Shadowland.

"When you come to the edge
of all the light you possess,
and must take that step into the darkness
of the unknown,
believe one of two things will happen to you;
there will be something solid for you to stand on,
or, you will be taught to fly."




West, as in the four directions,
represents death and crossing over
into the Shadowland.
The color of the West is Black. 

East, also one of the four directions,
represents woman, birth, and life.
Its color is Red. 

The East and West balance one another
because one represents Birth/Life
and the other represents Death/Crossing
to the Shadowland. The Shadowland
is where our Ancestors live.

SECCI Members
Who Have Crossed Over
Are Listed Below




And now he has passed from the earth to the place of long rest, leaving behind the anguish of living, now he has been healed of pain. The Apportioner has made his plan and we carry it out.

Chief Gray Wolf resided at the Ochlocknee compound in Thomasville, Georgia, United States of America and was the son of Charlie and Gertrude Fields Lawson. He was born February 06, 1923 in Speedwell, Clairborne County, Tennessee.

A retired Army veteran of World War II, Korea and Viet Nam, Chief Gray Wolf was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge #118 of Cataula, GA., American Legion Post 31 of Thomasville, GA. He was listed in Who's Who of Native American Indians, was Chief of the Ochlocknee Band of the Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc., and belonged to the Red Feather Society, Gray Feather Society, Gourd Society and Black Wolf Warrior Society. He was also the former owner of Carroll Hill Auto Electric.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty-two years, Vivian L. (Chief Panther) Rhines Lawson, of Thomasville, GA. , six children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

We say a prayer for all departed spirits.
Grant them peace.

Doyle Quintin was born Feb. 5, 1919, to Maudie Maybell Freeland and James William Hicks in Paris, Texas. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force in the Aleutian Islands. Doyle married his sweetheart, Elizabeth Jean Smith, on Dec. 22, 1965. He worked for Prudential in the 60s and later worked in sales and management for Electrolux. At one time he owned several convenience stores and laundromats in the Lacy Lakeview area.

He was an active member at First Presbyterian Church and served them as a past deacon as well. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Marie; and brother, Ted Hicks.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Hicks of Waco; son, Jeff Hicks of Bentonville, Ark.; daughters, Carol Jean Terry and husband, Bill of Bonham, Texas, Jan Hicks of Valdosta, Ga., and Lesley Bruce and husband, Tom Hamilton of Lorena; grandchildren, Daniel, Aaron, and Anna Terry, Wendy Watts and Amy Gray, James Jeffrey "J.J." Watson and Austin Hicks, Andy Bruce and Kelli Bruce Rogers; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Irlene Crutchfield and Geri Merritt of Paris, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Providence Hospice for their patience and loving care.



He was a Christian man who loved helping people, and was a musician who traveled with a Gospel group called "The Voyagers."

Robert was 42 when he passed away.

Kind and compassionate, he was a loving son and grandson who was dedicated to his family, church, and employer.

A plaque in his memory was given to his Mother and another was placed in his honor where he worked,  namely, The Gaylord Palms Resort Hotel Business
Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

Eagle Heart was a computer tech and document specialist, and will be missed so very much...by his mother, Audrey Autumn Snow Jones.


Ledford, Benjamin Franklin

In honor of my father, Benjamin Franklin Ledford.  He was 66 and he lived in Interlachen, Florida.  He is a native of Georgia.  His birthday was March 14th, 1938
and he died October 26th of 2004. 

He was a construction worker, and then became a truck driver for years.  He was a kind man who would help anyone and had a very kind heart.  He worked for Bay Masonry in Tampa, Florida and was driving a truck for Star and Texture tex in Dalton, Georgia. 

He will be missed badly by his friends and family.  He has 5 children, with me being the oldest. Paul Walkswithwolves Ledford living here in Cavesprings, Georgia and Teresa Ledford of Indiana, Mary Lou Ledford (deceased) and Benjamin Franklin Ledford, Jr., and Anna Marie Ledford of Albany, Georgia. 

He has one living brother in Cavesprings, Georgia and he is deaf . He also dances in pow-wows with me. He is 55 years old and dances in memory of his brother and my dad.  His name is Robert James Ledford and his ex-wife Dorothy Formby, who is helping my uncle to deal with his brother’s loss.  We all will miss him and we all love him.  Love you Dad, love Walkswithwolves


LIFE ACCOMPLISHMENT: HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY. HE ALSO FED AND CLOTHED MANY OF THE HOMELESS LIVING ON THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS PARENTS, JOYCE SPIRIT WIND BUGAISKI, WAYNE HOCH, SR. AND HIS SISTER SARA SKY EYES RAY.

"We pay our respects to our dear
Brother, Leader, and Friend,
Chief Philip Three Wolves Hull,
who crossed on Wednesday,
October 8, 2003.  May he forever
be remembered in our hearts and
Spirits.  Aho"
Mildred West Enochs

Aunt to Jam-Sa' Go-Le-Ga

Born:01/13/1916
Died:2000

Full blood Cherokee.  
Spoke Eastern dialect fluently. 

Nurse. SECCI Member

Vernon Patrick O'Neil, Capt., USN., Retired crossed into the night
on December 3, at 2:15 AM. He is survived by his wife, Mogi Kinsey-O'Neil,
his daughter, Mogi (Jr.) O'Neil Hogle, and Richard Hogle, his son-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his son, Vernon Patrick Bear O'Neil. Mogi,
Mogi Jr., and Bear are members of SECCI.

Vernon, the deceased, was fondly referred to as, "Red". He was 86 years
old and had a 32 year career as aUSN fighter pilot. He was awarded 5
Distinguished Flying Crosses and 5 Bronze Stars among many other
decorations during his career.

He was involved in the conflicts of WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. He also
was honored to be the Commanding Officer of the Navy's first jet fighter
plane squadron, "JTU 1"., and CO of Patuxent River (MD.) Test Flight
School, among other stations.

Services and burial were held at The Kinsey Plantation, Kinsey Cemetery. 

Vernon's family requested that donations be made to the scholarship fund
of SECCI in Vernon's honor for those wishing to take such action.

A great man was lost with Vernon's passing.

Charles Edward West

Father to Jam-Sa' Go-Le-Ga

Born 10/18/1913
Died 08/17/1976

Full blood Cherokee.

Foreman for 40 years
at Cummins Engine Co.

CHRISTIAN NAME: WAYNE HOCH, JR

NATIVE NAME: "WINGS ON FEET"

BORN: NOVEMBER 9, 1973 IN TAMPA, FLORIDA

DIED: JULY 6, 2003 IN KENNESAW, GEORGIA DUE TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT.
Terranova, Robert Paul

11/15/64 – 4/18/2007

Robert's native name was Eagle Heart.
Hicks, Doyle Q.

Doyle Q. Hicks, 89, of Waco, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at a local nursing home. A private burial took place at Waco Memorial Park. His memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 23, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jimmie Johnson officiating.
On December 29, 2002, at sunrise,
Chief Gray Wolf (Raymond R.) Lawson
of the Cherokee Nation,
Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc.,
Ochlocknee Band finished life
and ran to the Nightland.
He was 79 years old.

Mother of Audrey "Autumn Snow" Jones (Mihacy)
DOROTHY EVA THOMAS STRINGER"

"WALKS WITH SPIRIT WOMAN”

JULY 7, 1914 – JUNE 30, 2008

LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AUNT, SISTER AND FRIEND.

                                                                                                                                                   
HERBERT PAUL JONES

Born:  November 14, 1910 in Hewett West Virginia

Son of George and Charlotte Jones

Loving Father of Audrey Autumn Snow Jones.

Loving husband of Bonnie D. Jones

Served in the Military Police in the US Army 1943 in WWII.

Died:  August 6, 1971 in Danville, West Virginia with his wife and daugher by his side.
West Gate Crossings
Pastel art created by Sonia Rainbow Woman Boekhorst, member of SeCCI
Jenifer Renee Wells

Jeni crossed over on February 16, 2012 after a long illness. 

She was born December 3, 1978 in Sacramento, California.

She leaves behind her Mom, Patricia Slagter, Fiancee', Brian, Sister, Crystal, Father and Brothers, Brian (Jamie) and Jason.

The song, "Run for the Rose's" by Dan Fogelburg was dedicated by her Aunt as she began her new journey.

She is free from all the sickness and pain she suffered through.





 
Robert Leslie Davis  - Eagle Feather 
born June 27th, 1945 - July 3rd, 2014.
He served in the United States Army, and
was a Vietnam veteran.
He was very proud of his Native American Heritage.
Cherokee / Chippewa and a member of SECCI.