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Louella Izona Freeman Griffin

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Louella Izona Freeman Griffin
September 8, 1922 – July 20, 2019
WAXAHACHIE – Louella Izona Freeman Griffin, 96, passed away on July 20, 2019.
There will be a visitation from 2-3:30 p.m. on July 28 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie followed immediately by a celebration of life at 1206 Butcher Rd. in Waxahachie.
There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. on July 29 in New Harp.
Louella was born on Sept. 8, 1922 in Rush Springs, OK to LV and Jewell Freeman. She grew up in New Harp and as a teenager met her husband, Hubert Griffin, who she would spend 56 years with before his passing in 1996.
Louella worked as a seamstress for several years and always made her children’s clothes. She even made some of the clothes they would perform in as the Griffin Trio. Yes, Louella loved music and was quite the stage mom for several years and had her kids singing and playing at very early ages.
She had a great love for antiques as well and owned and operated an antique store in Cleburne for many years. Hubert and Louella moved to Bowie after a few years spent in Arkansas in the 70s. There the two of them ran an antique shop at the Second Monday Trades Days for many years.
Louella spent the last seven years at Buffalo Creek Assisted Living in Waxahachie. The family would like to thank all of the staff that took such excellent care of her over her time there. Over the last few months she was also under the care of Bristol Hospice who did a wonderful job in caring for her and our thanks go to them as well.
Louella was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert; daughter, Lodema Jones; son-in-law, Bob Polley; brother, J.V. Freeman; sister, Wanda Shelton; and her parents, L.V. and Jewell Freeman.
Louella is survived by her son, Troy Griffin and wife Betty (BJ), Southlake; son, Tommy Griffin and wife Tina, Cleburne; daughter, Gina Griffin Polley, Waxahachie; granddaughter, Chris Northern, Golinda; grandson, Robert Griffin, Dallas and granddaughter, Tracy Huff, Chambersburg, PA.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home.
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1826 West Hwy. 287 Business | Waxahachie, TX
972-923-2700 | www.waynebozefuneralhome.com

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George “Harvey” Littrell

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September 4, 1954 – June 8, 2024
BOWIE – George “Harvey” Littrell, 69, went home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2024 in Denton.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 14 at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on June 15 at Victory Church in Decatur with Pastor Allen Bates officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Harvey was born on Sept. 4, 1954 in East Chicago at Saint Catherine’s Hospital to James and Janice (Ball) Littrell. He was raised in Hammond, IN and graduated from Griffith High School. He continued his education at Indiana State University where he pursued business management.
In 1980, Harvey moved to Bowie and lived out the rest of his life with his beautiful wife, Beverly. The couple married on June 22, 2002 in Bowie. He worked for Walmart for 17 years in both Bowie and Decatur stores.
Mr. Littrell was known for his love of Elvis, baseball, football and old western movies. He was an avid Cowboys, Rangers and Cubs fan and enjoyed fantasy sports. Harvey was blessed with a beautiful voice and loved singing, which he showed off at karaoke. He attended Victory Family Church in Decatur. Harvey was a dedicated family man. Above all he loved his wife and making and capturing memories with his loving family.
He is preceded by his parents and brother, Larry Littrell.
Harvey is survived by his wife of 22 years, Beverly Littrell; sons, John Butler, Shaun Littrell, George Littrell Jr. and Jeffery Barber; daughters, Jennifer Cubero and Kristina Sheppard; grandchildren, Caitlin Myers, Taylor Garza, Blaise Butler, Boss Poe, Rebekah and Shane Littrell, Tara Sheppard, Zackary and Aiden Cubero; great-grandchild, Christopher Maverick Myers; brothers, Jeff and Greg Littrell; sister, Yolanda Welch and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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Shannon Cay Bratcher

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December 29, 1959 – June 10, 2024
BOWIE – Shannon Cay Bratcher, 64, died June 10, 2024.
A memorial will take place at 2 p.m. on June 17 at Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Bowie.
She was born Dec. 29, 1959 in Seymour to Finis “William” and Jessie Florence (Ellis) Bratcher. Her last years were spent at Advanced Rehab in Bowie.
She is preceded in death by parents William and Flo Bratcher; brother, Finis Bratcher and niece, Sunni Bratcher.
She is survived by her nieces, Mollie McDonald and Hillary Bratcher; nephews, Jett Santos, Donny McDonald, Doug McDonald and Benjamin Rhone and sister-in-law, Debbie Eckeberger.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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Connie Sue Parker Stanley

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December 8, 1953 – June 9, 2024
SAINT JO – Connie Sue Parker Stanley, 70, died June 9, 2024.
A family visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. on June 12 at Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. A graveside service was at 11 a.m. on June 13 at Mountain Creek Cemetery in Saint Jo.
She was born on Dec. 8, 1953 in Gainesville to Floyd Harold and Sybel Joline (Reynolds) Parker.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Joline Parker; sisters, Barbara Ann Shugart and Phoebe Boaz and brothers, Billie Joe Parker and Harold Parker Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Stanley; daughter, Michelle Barker; son, Michael Stanley; five grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home of Saint Jo.

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