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Bernice Opal Hensarling

Female 1918 - 2012  (94 years)


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  • Name Bernice Opal Hensarling  [1, 2
    Born 10 Jan 1918  Denning Community, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Jan 2012  Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 27 Jan 2012  Liberty Hill Cemetery, Bland Lake, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Opal trained and worked as a beautican. Her first priority was always as a wife and mother. Opal is an artist. She has given many of her oil paintings to relatives, who display them with great pride. Opal and her sister-in-law Velta Rawson McLemore were cousins.

      Her obituary from the Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors website:

      Funeral Services for Mrs. Opal Hensarling McLemore 94, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2012, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas followed by internment at Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens. Mrs. McLemore was born January 10, 1918, in Denning Community, San Augustine County, to the late Abram Hensarling and Vivian Garrett Hensarling. She passed away Monday, January 23, 2012, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Opal had an active interest in gardening, painting and cooking. First and foremost, she was a Christian woman with deeply embedded Christian values. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed tremendously by her family and friends. Opal was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ira "Ray" McLemore in 1991. She was also preceded in death by their daughter Linda Ann McLemore Jackson in 1985. Opal is survived by her son Vernon Earl McLemore and wife Brenda McLemore of Nacogdoches, Texas. Grandchildren Larry Jackson and wife Fannie of San Augustine, Texas; Varron McLemore and wife Rae Janette of Nacogdoches, Texas; Sarah McLemore Hudgins and husband Todd of Olive Branch, Mississippi. Angela Strong and husband Curtis of Bryan, Texas; Michelle Strong and husband Barry of Flower Mound, Texas; and Melissa Crabtree of Bryan, Texas; 15 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

      Having resided in Nacogdoches for the past 36 years, visitation will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home, Nacogdoches, with services Friday at 10am in her hometown of San Augustine. Opal's Nephew, Dr. Henry McLemore will be officiating.
    Person ID I256  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Joseph Abram Hensarling,   b. 27 Aug 1894, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1973, Nacogdoches County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Vivian Garrett,   b. Abt 1896, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1992, Nacogdoches County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Family ID F243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ira Ray McLemore,   b. 1 Dec 1918, Bronson, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1991, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 9 May 1937  Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • They are listed in the Shelby County, Texas marriage index. Perhaps this is where their license was obtained.
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Linda Ann McLemore,   b. 14 Nov 1941, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1985, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jan 1918 - Denning Community, San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 May 1937 - Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jan 2012 - Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    McLemore, Vessie and Nina Family Reunion, October 1985, Broaddus, Texas
    McLemore, Vessie and Nina Family Reunion, October 1985, Broaddus, Texas
    l to r: Samantha Weimmer, Nina Ross (McLemore) Weimmer, Velta (Rawson) McLemore, Evelyn (McLemore) Sanders, Fred Sanders (kneeling), Evon (McLemore) Tisdale, Missy McLemore (Seated) with Lee Jay Rawcliffe on her knee, Melinda (McLemore) Strong, Tom Strong, Earl McLemore, Cassandra Weimmer, Lynn McLemore, Elma (Smith) McLemore, Percy McLemore, Dale Tisdale (facing left), Ray McLemore, Opal (Hensarling) McLemore, Tom McLemore
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  • Sources 
    1. [S675] Strong, Melinda (McLemore) and Tisdale, Evon (McLemore): McLemore Reunion, Broaddus, Texas October 1985: Family Group Sheets prepared by each family and Personal Interview.

    2. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 83953939 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 86299794 (Reliability: 3).