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Letha Mae Mitchell

Female 1897 - 1996  (99 years)


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  • Name Letha Mae Mitchell  [1, 2
    Born 30 Sep 1897  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Oct 1996  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Liberty Hill Cemetery, Bland Lake, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • SAN AUGUSTINE TRIBUNE 10 October 1996 page 1

      FUNERAL SERVICES TODAY FOR LETHA WILKINSON 99

      Funeral services for 99 year old Letha Mitchell Wilkinson will be held today at 2:00 o'clock at the Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

      Mrs. Wilkinson died late Monday, at the San Augustine Memorial Medical Center after suffering a heart attack 10 days before. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren celebrated her 99th birthday at her bedside on September 30.

      Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J.R. Bob Gwin, Rev. Lous Dane and her son Dr. Milton D. Wilkinson.

      Burial will be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery under direction of the Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.

      Mrs. Wilkinson was born September 30, 1897, in San Augustine County and has spent most of her life as a resident of the County. She was a daughter of the late Joe and Susan Drawhorn Mitchell. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her gift of "making things grow." She and her sister, the late Della Hines, prided themselves in their gardening success, and she was known throughout the area for her ability to memorize and recite poetry up to a few years ago.

      Mrs. Wilkinson was a long time member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church and was a member of the Eastern Star.

      Survivors include daughters, Doris Jean Fuller of Geneva in Sabine County and Tommie Mae Lott Kovar of San Augustine; and son Dr. Milton D. Wilkinson of Center; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

      Pallbearers were Sam Hattman, Clifford McDonald, Roger McGough, John Mitchell, Nay Smith, Rodney Horn.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong)

      An abbreviated version of this obituary was also published in THE SABINE COUNTY REPORTER, October 16, 1996, page 12
    Person ID I1165  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Joe Mitchell,   b. 3 Jan 1851, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1934, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Susan "Sue" Priscilla Drawhorn,   b. 12 Aug 1856, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1921, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Family ID F813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Johnny Eugene Wilkinson,   b. 24 Apr 1892, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1956, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1917  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Groom's Name: Eugene Wilkinson Groom's Birth Date: Groom's Birthplace: Groom's Age: Bride's Name: Letha Mitchell Bride's Birth Date: Bride's Birthplace: Bride's Age: Marriage Date: 16 Dec 1917 Marriage Place: San Augustine, Texas Groom's Father's Name: Groom's Mother's Name: Bride's Father's Name: Bride's Mother's Name: Groom's Race: Groom's Marital Status: Groom's Previous Wife's Name: Bride's Race: Bride's Marital Status: Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M75269-0 System Origin: Texas-EASy Source Film Number: 1003682 Reference Number: 341 Collection: Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
    Children 
     1. Milton Davis Wilkinson,   b. 13 Oct 1918, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 2010, Austin, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Living
     3. Doris Jean Wilkinson,   b. Aft 1935,   bur. McMahan's Chapel Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1897 - San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Dec 1917 - San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Oct 1996 - San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S728] ToledoChronicle.com, (Website http://www.toledochronicle.com/ The source for Real News and Information in the Toledo Bend Lake Area Serving Hemphill, Texas/Sabine County/San Augustine, Texas), Obit of Milton Wilkinson (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S342] San Augustine Tribune, weekly, 807 E. Columbia, San Augustine, TX, (San Augustine Tribune, USPS No. 479-040, Published every Thursday at 807 E. Columbia St., San Augustine, Texas 75972 Stephen Hays & Arlan Hays, Publishers. Postmaster: Change of Address notice should be made at P.O. Box 539, San Augustine, Texas 75972. The Tribune is a continuation of the Texas Chronicle moved from Galveston to San Augustine in 1837 and published as the Redlander.), 10 October 1996 page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S789] FamilySearch.org, Texas Marriages, 1837-1973.