In Loving Memory of Essie Mae (Tarver) Stanley

In Loving Memory of Essie Mae (Tarver), Stanley  Born: June 22, 1921, and died: June 20, 2016. Aunt Essie Mae was my father’s sister. I was closest to her when we lived in Vidor, Texas. I was around five years old when we moved from Pine Land, Texas. To Vidor. I remember she was an immaculate housekeeper; everything was perfect in her home always. I loved her and my cousins, especially remember the time frame when I started the first grade. They lived across the street from us. We all visited each other a lot in those days. I remember her calling me Margie Nell. She always laughingly teased me about being sassy and putting my hands on my hips. Aunt Essie Mae used to call me on my birthday, January 17th, every year when we lived in Beaumont; she remembered my birthday because the date of one of her granddaughters was the same date. I would call her on her birthday June 22nd. Until ten years ago, when we retired and moved to Lake Sam Rayburn. I only talked to her by phone a couple of times after we moved. I have been a family historian for Our family… I always had deeply loved and honored my three aunts and seven uncles. My daddy’s siblings. My husband Wesley and I went to Aunt Essie Mae’s Memorial in Vidor and picked up our Aunt Lillie “Bobbie” Baumann in Silsbee, Texas. It […]

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Buford E. Whitton

Buford Earvin Whitton  Age 75  ( Find -A-Grave Memorial# 134735157 ) Born: 01 October 1915, in Timpson, Shelby, Texas, USA. Died on Monday 21 May 1991 in Houston, at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Harris County, Texas.  Funeral service 2: PM at Hebron Missionary Baptist Church near Pine Land, under the direction of Howard-Glendale Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas. With burial in Hebron Community Cemetery, Broaddus, San Augustine, Texas, USA. A native of Timpson and former resident of San Augustine County. He lived in Houston for several years. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a World War II veteran. Survivors include his sons, Benny Whitton of Houston, Billy Whitton of Tomball and Bobby Whitton of Nashville, Tenn. ; a sister, Thelma Whitton Tarver of Sour Lake, Texas. Six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Buford was my mother’s big brother. She talked about him and his family so often, as a young child, I was always aware of how much she loved him. She listened to the car radio always waiting to hear her brother’s son Bobby playing with different popular singers.

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