1912 - 2011
||30 May 1912
||Carbon, Eastland County, Texas
||20 May 2011
||Shenandoah, Montgomery County, Texas
- May 30, 1912 to May 20, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011 2:16 AM CDT
Clara Elma Martin Morton of Shenandoah, passed away May 20, 2011 at her home at the age of 98. She was born in Carbon on May 30, 1912 to David Tandy Martin and Emma Josephine Middleton Martin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Emma Martin; husbands, Durant Smith and Grady Morton; sisters, Perle Bailey and Ethel Bailey; brother, Everitt Martin; daughters, Maxine Smith Gaines, Joyce Morton Smith, Joy Ann Smith Hendrix and Linda Morton Rugeley; son, Robert Morton; and 3 grandchildren.
Clara is survived by daughters, Yvonne Morton Strum and husband Jack of Port Hadlock, Wash., Carla Morton Oshman and husband, Raymond, of Sugar Land and Carolyn Morton of Shenandoah; son, Richard Buddy Morton and wife, Glenda, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; son-in-law, Joe Gaines; 18 grandchildren; several great-and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Heritage Funeral Home in Bowie. Graveside services followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with Pastor Scott Melton of the United Methodist Church of Bowie officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home.
||24 May 2011
||Elmwood Cemetery, Bowie, Texas
||Middleton and Extended Families
||26 Jun 2011 |
||Martin David Tandy, b. 03 Jan 1877, Tupelo, Mississippi , d. 22 Jan 1951, Carbon, Eastland County, Texas |
||Middleton Emma Josephine, b. 21 May 1878, Wright County, Missouri , d. 25 Apr 1959, Carbon,Eastland County, Texas |
||01 Aug 1900
||Fuson, Wright County, Missouri
||Genealogy: Martin-Middleton-Reed-Oliver Families |
By Clara Martin Smith Morton: Written 1987
||Smith Durant, b. 12 Aug 1907, d. 08 Apr 1936 |
| ||1. Smith Maxine Clarice, b. 17 Mar 1930, Carbon, Eastland County, Texas , d. 15 Jul 2008, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas |
||26 Jun 2011 |