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Trail Not Forgotten

A place to remember and honor real cowboys and cowgirls or any of our loved ones who have gone on before us. May they continue their trail ride with Jesus for Eternity!



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Hard Questions For A Pastor 6 Replies

I have preached funerals where I was not sure if the person was saved...that is say theywere not to my knowlege nor to anyone else who were close to the person...and then haveone of thier loved ones ask .." Do You think he is gone to Heaven?"Or to…Continue

Started by Rev./Dr. Steven C. Spalding. Last reply by Lisa Hutchinson Feb 8, 2013.

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Comment by Pastor Lynn Kirkland on February 2, 2023 at 4:53pm

My cousin, Kenny Kirkland, was my Associate Pastor & Missions Director for Impact Ministries International for seven years.  He went to be with Jesus September of 2018.

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Comment by John Paul Aaron on October 2, 2014 at 10:55pm

I appreciate all that I learned from living on my grandparents ranch.  I feel very privileged to have been able to have experienced a special life that only country folks ever get to enjoy.  I do miss my grandparents as they've gone on to be with the Lord.  Especially miss my grandmothers 5am country breakfasts that was always homemade scratch biscuits with real churned butter, ranch made smoke cured sausage & bacon, greasy lard fried eggs, thick sawmill gravy and her homemade jellies, jams and preserves plus bold black coffee and real raw milk.  Now my mom could make some great homemade biscuits like her mom too.  I did love my mom's breakfast's too which I got to eat till she went home Feb 2012.  I do miss them all but I know they were all saved and that is a blessing as they are safely in the arms of our Savior.   I'll be able to see them again one day in Heaven.  My mother at least knew I was saved and using my gifts and talents to serve the Lord in His ministry through music and evangelism.  We'll remember them always!

Comment by Cheryl Carter on March 11, 2013 at 11:28pm

Tom Carter

01-11-1934 * 03-16-2012

He Blessed & saved our lives, We will always love you. Rachel, Cody & Cheryl Carter

Comment by Cheryl Carter on March 11, 2013 at 10:54pm

It was a Tom Carter Funeral

There in the chapel Tom Carters family sat

Over 400 people came to pay their respect

At the foot of his casket was a stand with his saddle

There were rope marks on the horn from years of tying off cattle

At his shoulder was a barrel with barley & wheat

From seed he had planted that fall for his livestock to eat

A wreath at his head held his rope & his spurs

In my mind I could see him ridding Old Doc, close behind a Gyp & his Kur

The music that played reflected the joys of his life

Country & Christian recorded by his Son, Daughter & Wife

The preacher & a close friend told of Tom's 78 years

Of his generosity, & honesty through their laughter & tears

Many happy & wonderful stories, were told that day from the past

There were stories of deer & hog hunts that made even the saddest laugh

There were so many folks at the service that came from every walk

As they filed out the chapel doors they began to gather & talk

I believe this is the best funeral, a cowman began to say

And when it comes my time to go, I'd like to be sent off this way

You know I counted 96 pictures that flashed across the Chapel screen

And I don't believe there was a one that old Tom wasn't wearing jeans

No Tom wasn't fancy he lived everyday pretty much the same

But I can say, the lives that he touched. Tom didn't live in vane

There were mourners dressed in their finest, others in overalls & jeans

The service brought them to laughter at times, then their tears started to stream

I don't know of many people, that I can say I never herd a bad word about

Though I doubt Tom ever knew it, He truly made his life count

Yes It was a Tom Carter Funeral and it won't be forgotten soon

And the seeds of life lessons he planted, forever will they bloom


I have no regrets, We lived everyday to the fullest. I have peace as I feel his presence.

Thank You Tom and Thank You Jesus, Cheryl

Comment by Susan Mason on January 13, 2013 at 10:59pm
I haven't been on in a while, things are still tough, but we are getting there Dad lost his battle with cancer on September 30,2012... He is no longer in pain and I am thankful for that even though I can't get used to the emptiness of not having him here with us. Dad wasn't just a cowboy, he was my families spiritual leader and the center of our worlds... We miss him terribly for so may reasons. I pray that my family survives this intact; we have many hurdles to overcome...with Gods help we'll get there. Remembering and thinking of My Dad, Howard Paul Mason Sr tonight and praying to maintain the standards he set not only in his everyday walk but in his spiritual walk with Christ.
Comment by Carolan Freeman on October 30, 2012 at 8:43pm

Tommy was a precious and dear friend that will always be remembered and loved for all the encouragement and inspiraion that he gave us artist..I can not come to any of these on line ministry sites without thinking of him and missing him...Thanking God for him and for the fact that we will all meet,again,someday soon....

Comment by Chaplain Jerry Vance on September 7, 2012 at 1:36am

Howdy Jan and ICCAN Friends,

   It is with a sad heart that I report to you, Tommy Demayo of Heir Wave Radio of Oklahoma City,OK, a friend to many in Country Gospel and Southern Gospel music has been promoted to Glory. He will be missed!

Tommy was born September 18, 1946 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Cletis Thomas and Ruby Elizabeth Robinson Mayo.  He worked at the KPLT radio station in Paris for several years and was a promoter of Southern Gospel Music all of his life.

Mr. Mayo is survived by two daughters, Joy Lynn Parson of Paris and Kara Beth Jones-Thomas of Houston; and three grandchildren, Tylea Parson, Ryan Jones, and Torrance Jones.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Tommy was the son and grandson to fine Christian parents and grandparents. They were all music teachers in the Stamps-Baxter era of gospel music and from their support and encouragement, Tommy was shaped for his many years of ministry. He was the owner of the Southern Gospel Outreach that promoted southern gospel music, He was a pastor in three churches, a singer and musician with the Royal Heritage quartet for 11 years, a radio personality in Oklahoma and Texas, and the co-founder of Heir Wave Internet Radio in 2008.

In his years as a promoter, Tommy had the honor and privileged to promote some of the very best in gospel music such as Gold City, Anchormen, Wilburns, Kevin Spencer & Friends and many others. In later years he felt the calling to focus his promotions on lesser known quality artists in the industry.  He promoted actively in the United States, Canada, Ireland and Belgium.  He became a friend to all who knew him and was always an encouragement to those he took under his wing.  

"I give all of the Praises to the Lord for my successes throughout my lifetime... And until He comes, may God bless you abundantly!" a quote from his website

Please continue to remember Tommy's daughters and family in your prayers!
Comment by Rev./Dr. Steven C. Spalding on October 30, 2011 at 4:10pm
Dear Tammy...Up until about three years ago I ran a herd of about 134 head of horses at any one time and today I have three horses...partly because the bottom fell out of the horse market...getting older and the ministry keeping me out on the road more...but I know it is hard to let them go...they all become like family...blessings..Bro. Steven
Comment by Tammy Jo Knifong on October 30, 2011 at 2:57pm

Thank you Bro. Steven.   Trust that I am scared about this.  I have to thin the horse herd out do to all that has happened.  This will need prayer too.  We don't always know what tomorrow brings and we are not always prepared for it either.  Again thank you for the encouragement.




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