"Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, 
Whose breath gives life to all the world. 
Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom. 
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. 
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice

Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people. 
Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me. 
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.

Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others. 
Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me. 
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy - Myself. 
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. 
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you without shame.


Obituary for Thomas Eugene Hendrix
Thomas Eugene Hendrix, known to many as the Stonetalker, died February 24,

Born in Tuscumbia AL on February 14, 1934, to Thomas Everett Hendrix and Clara Styles Hendrix, Tom graduated from Deshler High School and attended Florence State Teachers College. He served in the Army Reserve, where he distinguished himself in marksmanship. He later worked at Robbins Tire and Rubber Company and Ford Motor Company, taking early retirement when the Muscle Shoals Ford plant was closed.

The work Tom was most proud of was the massive stone memorial wall he built over twenty-five years time on his property at Threets Crossroads. Honoring his Yuchi great-great-grandmother, Te-lah-nay's Wall has drawn a multitude of visitors from every state in the Union and from many foreign countries. The book he wrote about Te-lah-nay's journey, If the Legends Fade, has sold more than 17,000 copies. He loved nothing better than greeting visitors at the Wall, telling his great-great-grandmother's story, and answering questions. He was a gifted storyteller and he loved people.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Clara Hendrix. He is survived by his wife, Doreen Owens Hendrix; his sister, Shirley Hendrix Liles; sons Danny (Deborah), Trace (Tammy), and Tom (Donna); daughters, Laura Thrasher and Kelly Thrasher; grandchildren Jay Mark Hendrix, Taylor Hendrix, Beau Hendrix, and Caree Hendrix; and great-granddaughter Malee Hendrix.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on March 2, 2017, at Morrison Funeral Home, 12081 Savannah Hwy, Florence. There will be a private family burial. 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, you consider a gift to the Euchee-Yuchi Language Project, 1010 S. Main Street, Sapulpa, OK 74066, or to a charity of your choice.

Osiyo!. To those in the Tribe who are ailing and not feeling well...I send ALL of you a message.................
May you have rest and peace in your heart.
May angels surround your bed through the night.
May each day bring healing with the dawn,
Restore your energy, and heal your wounds.
May hope remain within your heart,
As you find new strength and make a new start.
I pray you'll soon be well, 
To love and live and enjoy life again.
​Prayers go out to Gary McAlpin and his family. Our thoughts  are with you and your Family during this time of loss. 
​Prayers go out to Kenneth Ward from the Bird Clan. He has been taking Chemo for Bladder Cancer....Sending prayers to you and your Family.