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Sunday's Obituary - Nell Tudor

 Nellie Mae Gailey Tudor About 1919, Age 16 Brock, Parker County, Texas Born December 5, 1903 - Died 1973

Rites ScheduledFor Mrs. Tudor Mrs. Nell Tudor, 68, a former Lubbock resident, died Thrusday in Des Moines, Iowa, where she had been living since 1970.Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sanders Memorial Chapel here with the Rev. W. F. Furguson, a retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in the City of Lubbock Cemetery.Mrs. Tudor moved here in 1948 from Fort Worth and lived here until moving to Des Moines.She is survived by a son, Wesley F. Hodges of Livermore, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Nell Taylor, of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, Doc Gailey, of Mineral Wells; a sister, Mrs. Grace Cornelius of Grapevine; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Pallbearers will be Villas Tudor, J. A. Phillips, J. D. Cornelius, Roy Taylor, Reggie Stone and Othal Tudor. My grandmother, Edna Gailey, had this news clipping of the notice of Aunt Nell's death in her scrapbo…

Sunday's Obituary ~ Era Puckett Notice of Death

Era Puckett never married. She was the daughter of Travis Austin Puckett and Nancy Catherine Mayo. Having been born in Texas 24 June 1902, she traveled with her family to Blanchard, Oklahoma where she grew up. She was my mother, Vernelle Gailey Richards Rowbury's, first cousin once removed.
Era Puckett 24 June 1902 - 14 September 1971

What's Up Genealogy? Google+ Hangout on Air

Just spent a very nice, productive portion of an hour with Caroline Pointer and her panel at What's Up Genealogy? Google+ Hangout on Air.

Enjoyed  the 20-minute show where they went over the news from Rootstech and shared gen-tech research tips. One of the highlights of the Hangout was getting to meet and hear from the one and the only Marian Pierre-Louis who was their guest. Marian told us about her BlogTalkRadio show, Fieldstone Common, and has totally intrigued me! I will definitely tune in.

Caroline Pointer and her panel get together for a Hangout with news from the genealogy world at 8:00 P.M. Central every Friday night. Put it on your calendar.

Caroline M. Pointer can be found at 4YourFamilyStory , on the new YouTube One channel and Google + .
She was joined on the panel tonight by Tessa Keough who works with Legacy Virtual Users' Group and the Guild of One Name Studies; Linda McCauley, who writes Documenting the Details, is the Technology Chair of the Kentucky Genealog…

O. B. & Ellar Rainey Homsley Family

 Obediah Black Homsleyand Ella Rainey Homsley with daughters Willie, Lessie, and Callie
My grandmother is Willie Homsley, the little girl on the left standing beside her father, O. B. Homsley. This photo must have been taken between 1900 and 1910. They had a younger son, Robert Adrian, age 5 in the 1910 census. On that same census Willie was age 15; I think she looks about 6 or 7 in this picture. In 1900 all 3 of the girls appeared, ages 3, 5, and 10. In 1910 you can see the oldest daughter, Lessie, age 21, living next door to her parents and siblings in Parker County, which is west of Delta County. She is married by that time to Silas Ables, age 27, with their daughter, Jimmie M. Ables. She was nearly a year old. Callie Catherin was named for her grandmother, O. B.'s mother, Callie Catherin Martin Homesley, who married William H. Homesley, both born in Harden Co., Tennessee.
 1910 in Parker County, Texas Obediah Black & Mary Ellar Rainey Homsley Family Son-in-law Robert Ables, dau…