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Nora Ellen Mullings King

Nora Ellen Mullings King

June 28, 1946 - January 12, 2022

Nora "Ellen" Mullings King, passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Nora's funeral will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, January 19, 2021 in the sanctuary of Lawn Baptist Church, Mark Moore officiating, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. Burial will be held a 1:00pm in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Abilene. A visitation is on Tuesday January 18, from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home.

Born June 28, 1946, in Knox City, she was the seventh of eleven children born to to John Raymond and Maranda LeNora (Collins) Mullings. In Brownfield, Texas, she met and then later married the love of her life and best friend, Clarence King on November 5, 1962. Together they raised their three children.

Known to most everyone as "Grannyma", she spent her life loving anyone and everyone who would let her, and even a few against their will (although she won them over in the end). Grannyma had the kindest and most tender heart, and was able to find the good in every person. She was always looking for the next person to help. She gave selflessly in all aspects of her life and shared her love in heaping measurements.

Grannyma served as a Sunday School teacher in the three- and four-year-old's classroom at Lawn Baptist Church for many years and taught several generations of children about Jesus and His love for them. She also worked for and then retired from the Jim Ned CISD cafeteria after twenty-five years of baking, serving, and touching the hearts and lives of countless students and staff with her famous rolls. She then worked another eleven years at The Homeplace where she provided award winning service before retiring from there as well. Grannyma didn't see retirement as a chance to slow down but instead spent her time baking, sewing, and crafting for others and was often heard saying "I found a new recipe".

Nora Ellen King is preceded in death by her parents, John Raymond and Maranda LeNora Mullings, brothers Paul Raymond Mullings, William GR Mullings, London Ray Mullings, Jerry MacAuthor Mullings, and Terry Lynn Mullings, and one great-grand Baby King born into Heaven.

She leaves behind her husband of fifty-nine years, Clarence King, son Brian King and wife Tammie, daughters Mel Bradshaw, and Laurie Voce and husband Patrick, grandchildren Kole King and wife Christi, Kara King, Kali King, Collin Tate and wife Sarah, Ian Voce, Evan Tate, Carlie Voce, and Aiden Voce,as well as great-grandchildren Charly King, Case King, Cooper King, Theo Tate, and Norah Tate.

Although we know that she is happy and healed in heaven, she leaves behind a sugar cookie sized hole in the lives of those she loved. Birthdays will never be the same without hearing her sing to us in her special way.

Grannyma, we love you more than green ice-cream.

Grannyma requested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to On the Way Home Ministries. This was a special ministry to her that she spent many hours making jelly, jams, salsa, and other homemade items for. If you would like to give in her name, please send donations to: On the Way Home Ministries, P.O. Box 266,Lawn, TX 79530.




January 18, 2022
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fry~Smith Funeral Home
Tuscola, TX 79562


January 19, 2022
10:00 AM
Lawn Baptist Church
P.O. Box 268, 518 Ave D
Lawn, TX 79530


January 19, 2022
1:00 PM
Texas State Veterans Cemetery
7457 West Lake Rd
Abilene, TX 79601

Class Of 1969

Barbara Ann Burton (Martin)

Barbara Ann Burton Martin

December 29, 1949 - January 4, 2022

Barbara Martin, 72, of Abilene passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 4th of 2022 with her family at her side. Graveside services celebrating her life will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in the McBee Cemetery, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 11, from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home.
Barbara was born on December 29, 1949 in Abilene to the late George Walter and Jessie (Spencer) Burton. She grew up in Lawn and attended school there. She had three sisters and one brother. She learned hard work and to love even harder from the most amazing parents.
Barbara worked for many years for Pediatric Associates of Abilene, after leaving there she worked for over twenty years for TDCJ. She married Joseph Martin and had a daughter Heather in 1974 and a son Joseph "Beau" in 1982. She also had a granddaughter Mackenzie in 2000 and a grandson Kolton in 2008. She loved her kids and grandkids fiercely and unconditionally. She loved watching her grandkids in all of their sports and recently got to see Mackenzie graduate from Texas Tech University.
Barbara was preceded in death by her beloved parents.
She is survived by her children daughter, Heather Cardenas and husband David; son, Beau Martin; granddaughter Mackenzie; grandson Kolton; brother, Glen Burton; sisters, Mary Pearson, Margaret Grant, and Debbie Kershman. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

(Bradshaw H. S. ) - Class Of 1943

Dorothy Faye Cotton Aldridge (Bradshaw H. S. )

Dorothy Faye Cotton Aldridge

August 11, 1925 ~ December 27, 2021

Dorothy Faye Cotton Aldridge, 96, was born August 11, 1925, at home in Bethel, Runnels Co., she passed away in Abilene on December 27, 2021, after a short decline in her health.

At one year old, her parents moved them to Drasco, where she lived until graduation from Bradshaw High School in 1943, Dorothy met Amos Aldridge in 1941, married in June of 1943, and were married 73.5 years before his death. After WWII, they bought their farm/ranch at Content with Amos's twin brother, Amon in 1947.

They were blessed to live their married life there, raising their family, and serving the Lord.

Mom was a strong and brave Christian homemaker. Her hospitality of cooking meals for family, friends, church gatherings, bull buyers and reunions was a blessing to all. Mom always had fresh and frozen food from her vegetable and fruit gardens. She helped make farm and ranch life a success. She sewed for her family.

She was a longtime member at Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church at Dewey, then in Lawn, Texas. Our Proverbs 31, virtuous and gracious mother, has earned the title of "The Greatest Generation". Mother followed Philippians 1:21, "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."

She is preceded in death by her husband, Amos (2016), daughter Sarah Aldridge Hastings(2018), parents, Ora M. and Maggie (McDaniel) Cotton and stepmother Minnie Yates Knight Cotton.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamila Guffey, and husband Joe; son, Lanny Aldridge, and wife Sherry; and son-in-law Leland Hastings; grandchildren, Todd and Tai Guffey, Trey and Julie Guffey, Joley Guffey-Hatter, Curry and Shana Aldridge, Ryan and Liz Aldridge, Brent and Melanie Hastings, and Megan Hastings. Great grandchildren, Joel, Lydia, Corbin, Evan, Andie and Dean Guffey; Montgomery and Cora Leigh Hatter; Reese, Cade, Abby, and Colton Aldridge; and Hunter Hastings.

Graveside rites will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, December 30, 2021, in the Counts Cemetery, FM 382, officiated by Elder Troy Barrington, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola.



December 30, 2021
1:00 PM
Counts Cemetery
Cr 181, FM 382 and Cr 181 West
Goldsboro, TX 79519


Mary Lynlee Sayles (Darby)

Mary Lynlee Sayles Darby

November 23, 1960 - December 13, 2021


Mary Lynlee Darby, 61, of Buffalo Gap, passed away on December 13, 2021 in Abilene, Texas.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 5 to 7pm at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.

Funeral services and burial will be held at 2pm on Monday, December 20, 2021 at the family ranch near Buffalo Gap (located at 5502 FM 89) with Cary Watson, officiating.  Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home.

Lynlee was born on November 23, 1960 to William Perry (Bill) and Gwendolyn Sayles. She attended St. John’s and Bowie elementary schools and Jim Ned junior high school and graduated from Jim Ned High School in 1978.  She briefly attended San Angelo State University, trained as a midwife and pursued a variety of jobs.  She worked at Jim Ned  schools for over 20 years.  A talented cook and homemaker, she also operated a catering and events business and worked with Camp Able in Buffalo Gap.  Although her life was full of many activities, her primary focus was always on her children and grandchildren and she was a constant presence in their lives.

Lynlee was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Gwendolyn Sayles.  She is survived by her brother Perry Sayles, her children and 18 grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Camp Able,, PO Box 695, Buffalo Gap, TX 79508.

The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to the nurses and staff at Hendrick Hospice Care.

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