Out of the "Tickfaw Crew" - descendents of Granny and (great) Aunt L - there was only one person who couldn't make it, and she was delivering a baby. Someone arranged for Cousin G to be flown into Rayville (site of the funeral) in a small chartered plane from Houston, which departed from Monroe (where the grave is) after the graveside. Her Stepfather is in the hospital and not expected to make it, so she wanted to be back asap. Cousin G is the wife of a fireman. I'm not sure where the money came from. That's what my family is like.
Thanks so much to those who expressed condolences. It was hard to see him go, but in a way, I'm glad it's all over. Time to start moving on.