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Fathers and sons in the bible





“and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, “MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM; FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?” (Hebrews 12:5–9)

Good stuff on biblical fathers:



  1. “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)





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Barley Board Denton square


Golden egg


Uncle mikes bistro.

Breakfast 51 roanoke. Walmart Home Depot.

Josepee Denton.

Italian Bistro

Greenhouse denton.  Not as formal.









Canoe trailer








Heffley Family tree info





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(Information from my Family Group Sheets and research)
(Used, and World

Daniel Hefley 1828
Daniel Hefley’s father:
Phillip Hefley was born 29 July 1809 in North Carolina.
He died ca 1834 Marion County, Tennessee
Phillip Hefley’s parents are thought to be John Hefley,born ?
(probably killed in Florida Wars).
And ELIZABETH BAILEY, born 1774 in North Carolina
Daniel’s mother:HANNAH SHARP was born ca 1808 in Kentucky
She died ca 1834 Marion or Henderson County, Tennessee
Her father was Daniel Sharp who died in Tennessee,said to be 104 years
1850 Carroll County,Arkansas Census,Crooked Creek Twp.,533
“History of Ozark Region,page 653 has article on John Bailey Hefley,
and it states his grandfather was John Hefley and his father was
Phillip Hefley

Children of Phillip Hefley and Hannah Sharp are:
i.William Hefley, born in Tennessee; died Bef. 1850 in Red River,
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Red River area, Arkansas
Military service: Served under Gen. McCullough

ii.Daniel Hefley, born April 1828 in Tennessee.(His story here)

iii.John Bailey Hefley, born 24 October 1829 in Marion County,
Tennessee; died 11 June 1898 in Mt. Judea, Newton County, Arkansas.
(His story later)

iv.Catherine Hefley, born 1833 in Tennessee; died 1885 in Folsom,
Placer County, California.
(Her story under “Catherine Hefley Campbell Johnson Story” in my ”
Kinfolks Stories by Evelyn Flood”)

v. James Hefley, born 1821 in Tennessee.


(1) DANIEL HEFLEY,born April 1828 in Madison County,Tennessee
He died sometime after 19April1910 with burial in Sexton Cemetery,
Mount Judea, Newton County,Arkansas

He married ELIZABETH JANE “ELIZA” GREENHAW ca 1858 Carroll Co.AR

Elizabeth “Eliza”Jane Greenhaw Hefley
Elizabeth Jane “Eliza” Greenhaw was born 1839 and died 1916
She was daughter of Ephriam Barton Greenhaw and Angeline Foster
(See the Ephriam Barton Greenhaw Story in my Kinfolks Stories

Daniel Hefley 1828 known children:
1.Mary Tennessee Hefley (28Oct1860 – 22Mar1936)

She is buried Sexton Cemetery,Mount Judea,Newton County
Mary married BARNETT WALKER CHEATHAM(1848-1929) on 12 June 1879
Newton County
Barnett Walker Cheatham known Children:
i:Nerva Jane Cheatham Edwards (1887 – 1969)
ii:Arrita C Cheatham McCutcheon (1889 – 1921)
iii:Myrtle Viancie Cheatham Coonts (1891 – 1964)
iv:William Frank Cheatham (1894 – 1976)
v:Daniel M Cheatham (1901 – 1901)

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He is buried East Memorial Cemetery,Stephenville,Erath County,Texas
William married FRANCES “FANNIE”ELIZABETH GUTHRIE(1872 Jackson
County,Mississippi -1952) on 29Dec1887(Book C,page 28, in Newton
She was daughter Of Owen Guthrie,born in Mississippi and
Mary Jane Hicks,born in Alabama.Owen came to Newton County from
Texas in 1883.
Frances was sister to Luella”Eller”Guthrie who
Thomas Jefferson Hefley.

William “Billy” and Elizabeth Frances “Fannie” Guthrie Heffley and their first five children
Webber Falls, Oklahoma 1895

Numbers are written on each child in photo
1 Viola;2 Daniel Jep;3 Columbus Talmage;4 Rosetta;5 Laura Ella; 6 Marcus Eugene
7 Floyd Franklin;8 Loudella; 9 Noah; 10 Lona; 11 Nova; 12 Arvie Elton;13 Owen Guthrie–
14 Teddy Roosevelt;15 Lorand L;16 Clayton;17 Mamie on mother’s lap
The William and Fannie Guthrie Heffley children were:
(1) VIOLA HEFFLEY, born 17 Feb 1889.
She married LAWRENCE MONROE `FOSTER on 12 Nov 1905 (page 103)Newton
Lawrence was son of John F. Foster (Charles and Mary Nichols Foster
Family)and Mary E. Wright (Sebern and Celia Davis Wright Family).
Lawrence was born 15 June 1881 at Mt. Judea, Arkansas and died
in 1985 in Texas.
Viola Heffley Foster died 25 March 1945 at Collinsville, Texas
Burial:Collinsville Cemetery,Collinsville,Grayson County,Texas
Their known Foster children were:
i: Ora Alice Foster, (24Nov1906-1990) Married ERAL CLARK.

ii: Jessie J Foster(14 Dec 1908-1995)She married ROY KELTNER

iii: Cora Lee Foster(30 Jan 1911-1995) She married FRANCIS CLARK on
12 Nov 1930 at unknown place.

iv: Goldie Foster(3 June 1913-2006) She married MACK WILLIAMS.

V: Myrtle Foster(11 Nov 1915 in Texas-1999)
She married KENNETH WILLIAMS on 14 Oct 1933, probably Collinsville.

vi:Clarice Lenora Foster(5 Oct 1917-2009).

vii:Eva Marie Foster, born 12 Jan 1920-2012)

viii:Elmo Leon Foster, born 29 May 1923. He married PAT SMITH

ix:John Homer Foster, born 5 July 1925. He married BOBBIE DATSON.

x: Mary Francis Foster, born 19 May 1932. She married BILL DAVIS.

Sam’s Throne�.My great grandmother (Viola Hefley Foster) and her 16
siblings were born and raised on top of Sam’s Throne. My great
grandmother married Lawrence Foster (grandpapa) here in Mt. Judea.
My Grandma, Ora Clark, was their oldest daughter. Grandpapa loaded up
a covered wagon and moved from Mt. Judea to Texas when my
Grandma Clark was a little girl. By: Diane Clark Brown

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(2) DANIEL JEPTHA “D.J.” HEFFLEY, born 9 May 1890 in Arkansas.
He married PEARL UPTON, age 24, of Everton (Boone Co.AR) on
23 April 1914 (L-354) Boone County, Arkansas.
Two known sons:
i: Kenneth Heffley
ii: Noel Heffley
Daniel Jep died 13 Jan 1919 with burial in Sexton Cemetery, Newton

He married WILLIE I HAYGOOD in 1924. Talmage died in 1972 at unknown
place. Do not know names of his children.

From the Boone County Headlight – Harrison,
Arkansas February 24, 1972:
C.T. Heffley Dies in Texas
Columbus Talmage Heffley aged 80 of Whitesboro, Tex., died in a
hospital February 17.
He was a native of Newton County and had lived in Whitesboro for about
55 years. He was a letter carrier 39 years and was a member of the
Retired Letter Carrier’s Association.
Heffley was a member of the Travis Avenue Baptist Church and of the
Veterans of World War I Barracks No. 2013.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Willie Heffley; six brothers Floyd of
Whitesboro, Noah of Gainsville, Arvie of Fort Worth and Owen, Ted and
Lorant of Stephensville;five sisters,Mrs Laura Curtis of Rogers, Ark.,
Mrs. Rosetta Jones of Ft. Worth,Tex.,Mrs. Lona Gunter of Broken Arrow,
Okla., Mrs Nova Hurley of Stephenville and Mrs. Mamie Drennan of
Bluffdale, Tex.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Travis Avenue Baptist
Church with burial at Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth,Tarrant
County,Texas. Plot:Monument Garden.Inscription: “Together forever”

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(4)ROSETTA HEFFLEY( 2 July 1893 – 31Jan1982)
Burial:Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park,Colleyville,Tarrant Co. Texas
She married GEORGE WASHINGTON JONES on 20 July 1913 (page 275)Newton
County.He was son of David C Jones and Laura Davis.
Known Jones children were:
i: Fama Jones
ii: Floyd Jones
iii: Darroll Jones

(5)LAURA ELLA HEFFLEY (16Dec1894 Mt.Judea – 28Oct1976 Rogers,
Benton Co.AR)Buried in Clarksville,Arkansas
Laura, age 17, married George Benton Curtis, 21, in Judea, Newton Co,
AR on September 8, 1912.George Benton Curtis (8Aug1891 Limestone,
Newton Co.AR-7Jan1958 Malvern,Hot Spring County,Arkansas

George Benton Curtis and wife Laura Ella Heffley
Their Curtis children were:
1)Opal Curtis- August 8, 1913
2)Willa Fay – February 27, 1915
3)Infant son died at birth – October 17, 1914
4)Fayne Eugene – March 17, 1918-1998

5)Pauline – July 12, 1920
6)George Frances – January 18, 1923
7)Billy John – January 16, 1925

Rev George Benton Curtis
George’s parents were:
John David Curtis (1854 – 1939)
Mahala Essex Curtis (1857 – 1939)
George Benton Curtis, the tenth of John David & Mahala (Essex)
Curtis’s 13 children, was born in Limestone, Newton Co, AR, on
August 8, 1891.
George’s son, Fayne, said that his grandmother, Mahala, was a little
better educated than the average. She told him that she had taught his
grandfather, John, how to read and write. She was very interested in
educating her children.
George liked school and attended religiously.He had a seeking mind and
was curious about everything. Mahala always tried to encourage him to
do the best he could, and he eventually became a school teacher.
When he was 21, he married Laura Hefley,age 17, on September 8, 1912,
in Newton Co, AR.
George taught in Newton County schools until 1919, when he moved his
family to Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas. He took up farming and
tried to grow a cotton crop. His efforts were less than he had hoped
for when his crops were destroyed by boll weevils.
He gave up farming in 1922 and started teaching again. For several
years, during summer breaks, he returned to Limestone with his family
to teach summer school. Around 1930 he started preaching, and in
1934,moved the family to Haskell, OK where he became a full time
minister for the Church of Christ.
He continued in the ministry until his death in Malvern, Arkansas, on
January 7, 1958. The following article, printed in the Gospel Light
in his honor, provides a brief glimpse into his life:
“Cerebral Hemorrhage Takes Life of George B. Curtis
George B. Curtis, a long time preacher of the gospel, died in a
Malvern, Ark. hospital Tuesday,Jan.7, following a cerebral hemorrhage
which he suffered a few hours earlier. Brother Curtis preached for
churches in Haskell,Okla.,Bentonville, and Morrilton, Ark.,Henryetta,
Okla., Winslow, Ariz., Silver City, New Mexico, Clarksville, Ark.,
Poteau, Okla., Siloam Springs, and neighboring congregations.
He and Sister Curtis moved to Malvern in November 1956. He has
engaged in many debates; his writings are prolific, having served as
one of the staff writers of the Gospel Light for many years. Brother
Curtis became a member of the Lord’s church in 1909.
He was married to Laura E. Hefley on September 8, 1912.
To this union
were born seven children, two having preceded him
in death: an infant boy in 1916 and a daughter, Faye, in 1948.
Five remain:Opal Beck, Rogers, Ark.; Let. Fayne E. Curtis, San Diego,
Calif.; George F., Oklahoma City, Okla.; 10 grand children, one,
Jerry Stiles who was reared as a son after his mother’s death, and
one great-grandchild. Other survivors also include his wife, Laura,
one brother, Walter Curtis,Limestone, Ark.,three sisters,
Mrs. Lou Clayborn, Deer, Ark., Mrs. Grace Bohannon, Limestone, and
Mrs. Susie Davis, Hiwassee,
Brother Curtis has baptized thousands during the many years he
preached the gospel. He was instrumental in establishing scores of
congregations and his work has been a blessing to many throughout the
nation. The Lord has lost a valiant soldier.
Funeral services were conducted January 10 at the church building in
Malvern by E. R. Harper of Abilene, Texas. He spoke comforting words
and had a message worthy of consideration by all present.
Grave side service and burial were in Clarksville, Ark., where
Brother and Sister Curtis made their home when not engaged in
evangelistic work.
Billy C. Hale of Camden, Ark., spoke at the grave side service “. . .
Life was good to Brother Curtis in many ways. At its best, however,
it is still “full of trouble and of few days.” Although not rich by
any means in this world’s goods, he was far richer than many
millionaires for he possessed the love and respect of a wonderful
Christian wife, the love and affection of his children, the love and
admiration of his grandchildren who were the utmost in his mind as
he labored to construct a small sleeping house by the side of his
home here in Clarksville.
Then there are those of us who labored with him in the cause of
Christ. He possessed our love and respect also. I loved him as my own
father and he bore my troubles and my worries as if I were his son.
While I labored with the Cravens and Cherry congregation in this
city, he was a constant source of strength and encouragement.
Last spring I held meeting for the Hagarville congregation near here.
Throughout the meeting we had heavy rains. As a result the attendance
was low. The brethren there had worked hard and were expecting a full
house every night.One day it rained exceptionally hard and continued
raining until about ten or fifteen minutes before time for services
to start. As it neared this time, it was evident that only a handful
would be there. But, then I looked up and saw Brother and Sister
Curtis pulling in the driveway. They had driven up from Malvern to
attend to some business matters and had decided to take the time to
come out and hear me preach. They had to be in Malvern the next
morning so it was a sacrifice for them to do this.
They didn’t tell me why they went to all this trouble, but I know.
They came to hear me simply because they wanted to encourage me in my
work. I cannot express to you how much encouragement this was.
But there is no need for me to tell you what kind of man
George B. Curtis was. The fruit of his life is evident. He is gone
now. His name may never be written in our history books, but his
memory is indelibly stamped upon the hearts of those who knew and
loved him. He was a Christian. Therefore, his life was a success.
It is as simple as that. Whatever charge you may bring against him,
in the final analysis you must admit that this is true for
‘what doth it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his
own soul.’
He was a man of ability;I am sure if he desired this world’s goods,
he could have been a man of considerable means. Instead he sought to
proclaim the gospel of Christ at a time when it was truly a sacrifice
to be a gospel preacher. He did not live to die but rather he died in
this world that he might live in the world which is to come.”
Laura died in Rogers, Benton Co, AR, on October 28, 1976. She was
buried beside George in Clarksville.

(6)MARCUS EUGENE HEFFLEY (23Sep1896?/23July1895 Webbers Falls,
Muskogee Co.OK -2Jan1972 Denton,Denton Co.Texas)
Burial:Lower Greens Creek Cemetery,Stephenville,Erath Co.,Texas
Marcus married VERNA ETHEL STRONG (b:6Jan1899 Newton Co.AR-1951)
Married 14Sep1919 Newton County,Arkansas(page 531)
Known children:
1.Wanda Evelyn Heffley Hair (1921-1958)

2.Delton Heffley
Marcus married VIRGIE GEORGE in 1956

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(7)FLOYD FRANKLIN HEFFLEY,born 21 Sept 1898,Mt.Judea,AR.
He married BESSIE “Bess” CANSADA DICKEY on 21 Dec 1919 (page 556)
in Newton County.
Spouse:Bessie Cansada Dickey Heffley (1898 – 1995)

Known Floyd Franklin Heffley Children:
1: Ferris Ormond Heffley, born 1 May 1921 at Mt. Judea, Arkansas.
Ormond served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
His plane was shot down over France in 1944. Ormond was captured with
several of his crew and spent 3 months in a French hospital
recovering from a severe leg wound. He then spent the next 10 months
in POW camps in Moosburg and Nurenburg, Germany. He was liberated in
May of 1945. He received many medals for his service in the
Air Force. Do not know where he is buried.
Ormond married ANN COOPER in 1951 and they had three sons.

2: William Edward Heffley, born 17 April 1924 at Mt. Judea,
Arkansas.He died in 1990
He joined the Marines and served at Guadacanal. Was
stationed in Australia and participated in the invasion of Tarawa and
Peliliu. He was discharged from the Marines in January 1946.
He went back to Australia and married DOROTHY BATCH on 28 Feb 1948.
He and Dorothy have three sons and one daughter.

3: Dale Lee Heffley (twin) born 8 Dec 1929 in Arkansas.
Dale married OLA MAY HENDERSON on 15 Jan 1966.They have one son.
Dale was drafted into the Army in 1951. He served in Germany until
March 1953. Dale was an ordained Church of Christ Minister.
Dale died on 8 Sept 1984.

4:Gerald Francis Heffley (twin),born 8 Dec 1929 in Arkansas.
Gerald enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in New York.
He married VALTA JOANN WALDEN in August 1959.

5: Lois Ludella Heffley, born in Arkansas.
She married DENNIS BROCK on 17 Dec 1952. They had four children.

6: John Paul Heffley was born in Arkansas.
He was 3-l/2 when they moved to Texas. He joined the Army in 1953.
He married SARAH MORALES in June 1959.
He is now a commercial artist. They have 4 children.

7: Anna Delight Heffley, was born near Ethel Texas on 17 Sept 1938.
She married (1) HOWARD LONG in 1957. One daughter.
Anna married (2) DON CLINE in 1984.
Did she marry Mr.NETTLES?

8: James Dickey Heffley was born 12 Jan 1941 at Ethel, Texas.
He died 2006 in Austin,Texas
He married BETTY DOZIER and they have 5 children.

Sunday Rites Held for Floyd F. Heffley
Floyd Franklin Heffley, 72, of Collinsville died Saturday morning at
three o’clock at this home. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday at
4 p.m. in Richards Chapel.David Bramlett and Vallen Graham officiated
for the rites, and burial was in Collinsville Cemetery.
Mr. Heffley was born September 21, 1899 in Mt. Judea, Arkansas.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Heffley.He married BESSIE DICKEY
on December 21, 1919 at Cave Creek,Newton County,Arkansas(page 556)
Mr. Heffley was a retired farmer and member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his widow; six sons, F. O. Heffley of Grapevine;
William Heffley of Fort Worth, Gerald Heffley of Hurst, Dale Heffley
of Fort Worth, John Heffley of Denton and James Heffley of Austin;
two daughters, Mrs. Lois Brock of Keller and Mrs. Anna Nettles of
Fort Worth: and 17 grandchildren.
Also surviving are five brothers. Arvie Heffley of Fort worth,
Ted Heffley, Loran Heffley and Owen Heffley all of Stephenville, and
Noah Heffley of Collinsville; also five sisters.Mrs. Mamie Drennan of
Bluffdale, Mrs. Laura Curtis of Rogers, Ark., Mrs Rosetta Jones of
Fort Worth, Mrs. Nova Hurley of Stephenville, and Mrs. Lona Gunter of
Broken Arrow, Okla.

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(8) LOUDELLA HEFFLEY(12 Sept 1900-25July1930 Ft.Worth,Texas)
Burial:Mount Olivet Cemetery,Fort Worth, Tarrant Co.Texas
Plot:Garden Vale of Hope,Section 19,Lot 9, Space 2
She married WILLIAM LUTHER PARISH (1887 – 1955)in 1929
Infant Son Parish (1930 – 1930)

(9)NOAH HEFFLEY( 23 Dec 1901-Nov1984 Grayson Co.,Texas)
Buried Collinsville Cemetery,Collinsville,Grayson Co.Texas
He married RENA ROSETTA DUCK(14Aug1900 Newton Co.AR-1997 Gainsville,
Married on 1 June 1919 (page 491)in Newton County.Rosetta was daughter
of William Gaither Duck and Della Hattie George.
The Noah Heffley children were:
i: Maxine Heffley Parsons
ii:Cathline Heffley Dove(1921-2012)
iii:William Gaither Hefley(1924-?)
iv:Jewel Faye Heffley Roberts
v:LaRue Heffley Bostick
vi:Noah Heffley Jr.(4Sep1930 TX-1999)
vii:Dan Heffley
viii:Joe Wayne Heffley. Joe Wayne died 28 Dec 1990 with burial in
Collinsville Cemetery, Collinsville, Texas.
ix:Melton Heffley
x: Rheba Heffley Mitchell

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(10)LONA HEFFLEY(3 Nov 1903 Mt.Judea-9Feb2002 Broken Arrow,OK)
She is buried Floral Haven Memorial Gardens,Broken Arrow,Tulsa
She married THEO GUNTER(1Sep1902-12Jan1964)
He is buried Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery,Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma County,Oklahoma
One known daughter:
Margaret Helen Gunter Sisson (1924 – 2014)

(11)NOVA HEFFLEY(3 Feb 1905 AR-1April1997 Erath Co.,Texas
Burial: Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery,Stephenville,Erath Co.Texas
She married Dwilda Lawrence(D. L.) HURLEY of Stephensville, Texas on
9Dec1925 in Stephenville,Texas. D L was born 11Nov1904 in Ardmore,
Father: Wildie (Dewilda Lawrence) HURLEY b:13 MAY 1874 in (Erath), TX
Mother: Margaret Ann ROBERSON b: 29 MAR 1872 in (Erath), TX

(12)ARVIE ELTON HEFfLEY,(13Oct1906 Mt.Judea,AR.
He died 20Sep1992 Ft.Worth,Tarrant County,Texas
He married UNA ESTHER HUTCHINS(1907-1998)Married in 1929.
Known Arvie Heffley children were:
i: Martha “Fran”Heffley Piel
ii: Evalyn Heffley
iii: Sharon Heffley Parker
iv:Ann Heffley Chandler

Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Fort Worth, Texas
Monday, September 21, 1992:
FORT WORTH – ARVIE ELTON HEFFLEY, a former owner and operator of
Heffley Poultry, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital. He was 85.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Mr. Heffley was born in Mount Judea, Ark.,and had lived in Fort Worth
since 1929. He had also worked for Kimbell Bros. Furniture Co.
Mr. Heffley was a deacon at North Side Church of Christ.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Christ Haven Children’s
Home in Keller.
Survivors: Wife, Una Heffley of Fort Worth; three daughters,
Ann Chandler of Hurst, Martha “Fran” Piel of Bluffdale and
Sherry Parker of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and three great-
Burial:Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum,Fort Worth,Tarrant
County,Texas. Plot:Garden of Resful Oaks,Lot 1832

(13)OWEN GUTHRIE HEFFLEY(31 Dec 1907AR-25July1979 TX).
Burial: Clairette Cemetery,Clairette,Erath County,Texas
He married AUDA LOETA ROBERSON(1914-2009) in 1956.

Auda Loeta Roberson Heffley
(14)TEDDY ROOSEVELT HEFFLEY( 12 Aug 1909 – 11May1990 Tarrant
He married INA DAWSON(1912-2001)Married in 1934.
Teddy died 11 May 1990.They are buried West End Cemetery,
Stephenville,Erath County,Texas.
A son Darrell Heffley (1938-2001)is also buried there.

(15)LORAND LESTER HEFFLEY(28Sept 1911-1Oct1996 Erath Co.TX
Burial:Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery,Stephenville,Erath County,
He has a military marker:”CPL US ARMY,WWII
He married DORIS JOHNSON in 1940.
Known Lorand Heffley children:
i: Rosemary Heffley
ii: Larry Heffley
iii:Kyle L Heffley

(16)THURMAN CLAYTON HEFFLEY(14Sept1913 AR- 27Jan1963 Dallas,
He married MOZELLE ELSTON in 1948.
Burial:East Memorial Cemetery,Stephenville,Erath County,Texas

(17)MAMIE MARIE HEFFLEY( 24 June 1915 Mt.Judea,AR
She died 8June1993 Fort Worth,Tarrant County,Texas
She married (1)ROSS WALKER in 1934.
Walker children:
i: Jerry Walker
ii:Jimmy Walker
Mamie married (2)WILLIAM ARMER BUD DRENNEN(1916-1991) in 7Mar1942 in Tolar,
Drennen Children:
iii: Linda Drennen Morrison
iv:Joyce Drennen Million

Mamie Marie Heffley Drennan
Birth: Jun. 24, 1915,Mount Judea,Newton County,Arkansas
Death: Jun. 8, 1993,Fort Worth,Tarrant County,Texas
On double marker with William A. Drennan (1916-1991)
Married “Mar. 7, 1942
TOLAR, TX – Mamie Marie Drennan, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a
Fort Worth hospital. She was 77.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ in Tolar,
where she was a member.
Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Bluff Dale,Erath Co.Texas
Martin’s Funeral Home in Granbury is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Drennan was born in Mount Judea, Ark.
Her husband, William Armour “Bud” Drennan, (1916-1991).
Survivors: Two daughters, Linda Morrison of Tolar and Joyce Million of
Fort Worth; two sons, Jerry Walker of Gainesville and Jimmy Walker of
Granbury; brother, Lorand L. Heffley of Stephenville; two sisters,
Lona Gunter of Broken Bow, Okla., and Nova Hurley of Dublin; 12
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)Date: June 10, 1993

Known Children:
Lynda Sue Drennan Morrison (1943 – 2013)

William Bailey and Frances Elizabeth Guthrie Heffley in older years
William “Billy” Heffley died 18 Dec 1954 at the age of 92 years.
Francis Elizabeth “Fannie” Guthrie Heffley died 25 August 1952 in
Texas. Are they buried in Stephensville, Texas

The family is on the 1900 Newton County, Arkansas Census, in
Big Creek Township, Visit 194-219; 7 children, 7 living.

1910 Newton County, Arkansas Census, Big Creek, Visit 35-35 with
15 children- 15 living.

Much of my information comes from Bessie Dickey Heffley’s book,
“School Daze & Other Daze”. She autographed my copy of her book.
Thank you Bessie for your wonderful book.

Want to thank Mary Frances Hamilton Gilmore Macdonald for sharing
photos and information with me.

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3.Sarah Jane Hefley Troglin (3Dec1866 -20Mar1936)

She is buried Knoxville Cemetery,Knoxville,Johnson County,Arkansas
She married DAVID COLUMBUS TROGLIN (1855 – 1933)
David Columbus Troglin known Children:
i:Thena Tennessee Troglin Smith (1884 – 1944)
ii:Alice Troglen (1886 – 1909)
iii:Grover Cleveland Troglin (1887 – 1945)
iv:George Cleveland Troglin (1887 – 1945)
v:David Columbus Troglin (1892 – 1957)
vi:Magnolia T. Troglin Crowder (1893 – 1987)
vii:Oliver Troglin (1895 – 1920)
viii:Infant Son Troglen (1895 – 1895)
ix:Treglen (1899 – 1899)
x:Eliza Jane Troglin Oakley (1900 – ____)
xi:Frank Troglen (1902 – 1905)
xii:Barnett Walker Troglin (1904 – 1981)
xiii:Dulous Otto Troglin (1906 – 1988)

4.Ephriam P. Hefley (14Feb1867 AR – 9June 1920 Newton Co.AR)
Ephram married IDA BELLE O’NEAL (20Mar1877-1960)on 21Oct1894 Newton County,Book E,Page 155
He is buried Atkins City Cemetery,Atkins,Pope Co.AR
1880 White Twp.,Newton Co.Arkansas,Visit 88/89
1920 Howell Twp.,Johnson Co.Arkansas
Ephram P Hefley known Children:
i:”Little Girl”Hefley,b:1895 Newton County

ii:Elizabeth “Little Lizzie”Hefley,b:6Jan1896 Newton County

iii:John Franklin Hefley (1Feb1898 AR – 22Aug1985 Sutter Co.CA)
1930 District 13, Mazchire Twp.,Haskell Co.OK
He married MAGGIE BEATRICE SHACKELFORD(b:26July1901 AR)on 17Mar1919
in Dardanelle,Logan County,Arkansass
Known children:
1)James Gordon Heffley(11May1921 Knoxville,Johnson Co.AR
He died 10Jan1997 Shasta Lake,Shasta Co.California
He married (SPOUSE UNKNOWN)ON 23Jan1943 Anderson,California
Known James Gordon Heffley children:
(i)Lawrence James Heffley,b:18Oct1943 Redding,California

(ii)Cheryl E Heffley,b:22Apr1945 Red Bluff,Tehama Co.California

2)Stanley Bert Heffley(14Mar1928 Haskell Co.OK – 9Apr1997 in Shasta
Lake, Shasta County,California

3)John Franklin Heffley Jr.,b:20June1930 Haskell Co.OK
He died 12Aug1996 in Fremont,Alameda County,California

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iv:Moses Aaron Heffley (22Nov1900 Newton Co.AR – 3May1986 Medford,
Jackson Co.Oregon
He married LOLA J GATES,b:7Feb1907 in Arkansas,on 27Mar1923

v:Robert D Hefley,b:2Nov1902 Newton County – 18Nov1902 Newton County

vi:Nancy Jane Hefley Sain (30June1904 – 10Oct1993)
She is buried Bellevue Memorial Park,Ontario,San Bernardino Co.CA
She married WILLIAM SCOTT SAIN (1896-1970)
Known Sain Children:
1)Leah Beatrice Sain Billingsley (1920 – 2007)
2)Etta Dolores Sain Kessler (1923 – 2008)
3)William Horace Sain (1928 – 1987)

vii:Maizie Augusta Ruth Hefley (b:2Apr1906 – 9May1987)

viii:Horace Jennings Heffley (9Dec1908 Newton Co.AR – 12Aug1996 OR)
1930 District 13,Mazchire Twp.,Haskell Co.OK
He married LOIS ROBERTSON b:1913 in Arkansas on 24Mar1928 Newton

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5.John Franklin”Frank” Hefley (1869 AR- 16May1936 Newton Co.AR?)
He is possibly buried in Whitefield Cemetery,Haskell County,Oklahoma
He married LILLIE BELL NICHOLS (22FEB1872 Newton Co.AR -22June1965
Married on 16 Sep 1888 in Newton County,Arkansas

John Franklin Hefley and Lizzie Bell Nichols family
She is buried Hoyt Cemetery,Hoyt,Haskell County,Oklahoma
Lillie was daughter of Richard Nichols (1845-1927) and
Tobitha Deliatha Nichols (1846-1899)
Frank Hefley died after Dec. of 1896 but before the 1900 census where
Lillie Bell is listed as widow.
His son, Otto, was born in September of 1897, so he must have been
born around 9 months back! I think he may have died near Whitefield,
Oklahoma because the census lists them as living there in Indian
Territory by township 76, 9� N, and 17� E. which is the Hoyt/Whitefield
area. His wife is buried there.
There are many graves at Hoyt Cemetery that have no names. They are
just 4×4 stone markers. One of those may be his. However, some family
members think he is buried at Webber Falls.
The clerk wrote his name as Jeff and Jeffley Hefley. He signed his
name with an X and so did his witness, Levi Smith.

John Franklin Hefley known Children:
i:Lena L. Hefley (22July1889 AR – 29Apr1962 Ft Smith,AR)
She is buried Hoyt Cemetery,Hoyt,Haskell County,Oklahoma
She married BURLEY BERTRUM SPEARS (1884-1968) Known Spears children:
1)Infant Spears (1906 – 1907)
2)Homer Thaniel Spears (1908 – 1992)
3)Virgil L. Spears (1912 – 1996)
4)Gladys O Spears Mason (1915 – 2004)
5)Gladys O Spears Mason (1915 – 2004)
6)Beatrice Lucille Spears Bickle (1919 – 2007)
7)Granville Lee Spears (1922 – 1997)
8)Carl Franklin Spears (1924 – 2008)

ii:Talmage Dewitt Hefley (21Oct1891 Newton Co., AR – 27July1936 OK)
He is buried in Hoyt Cemetery,Hoyt,Haskell County,Oklahoma
Talmage married NETTIE VIOLA BRASHIER(6Sep1892-25Jun1982) ca 1911
She is buried Hoyt Cemetery
Her parents were Harvey Joe Brashier b:1867,Waldron,Scott Co.AR
and Nancy Emma Ponder,b:1871 Ringgold,Catoosa Co.GA
Talmage Hefley’s known children:
1)Grady Sherman Hefley (6Oct1912 Haskell Co.OK -24Apr 2000 Clovis,CA)
He is buried in Clovis Cemetery
He married DORTHA JANE YOST,b:6Oct1912,Ione,Logan Co.AR

2)Goldie Marie Hefley (7Mar1915 OK – 10Sep1941 Haskell Co.OK)
She is buried Hoyt Cemetery
She married RAY CASEY (b:1915/1916 AR)Married before 1940
3)Drucilla May Hefley Bishop (Dec1917 – 2016)

4)Cecil Hefley (19Feb1919 Knoxville,Johnson Co.AR – 1921)
He is buried Hoyt Cemetery,Haskell Co.OK

5)Troy D Hefley (28Sep1921 Hoyt,OK – 14Sep1929 Hoyt,OK)
Burial: Hoyt Cemetery, Hoyt, Haskell co, Oklahoma

6)Syble Lee Hefley Dine (21Sep1924 Hoyt,OK- 11Oct1984 Haskell Co.OK)
several more living children

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iii:Lester Nolen Hefley (13Jan1894 OK – 1955 OK)

Lester Nolen Hefley
On the 1900 census- Nolen was living in Indian Territory, Choctaw
Nation, 0076 Township, 9 N., Range 17 E.
He is also listed as being born in Indian Territory. This would be
the area around Haskell County, Oklahoma.
He is buried in Sallisaw City Cemetery,Sallisaw,Sequoyah Co.Oklahoma
Plot:S01,B017,L060,Space 01
He married SARAH LEONA MARTIN (1909-1955)on 23 Feb 1927

iv:Franklin Otto “Otto”Hefley Sr.(2Sep1897 I.T. – 8July1978 CA)

Franklin Otto “Otto” Hefley Sr.
He is buried Smith Mountain Cemetery,Dinuba,Tulare County,California
Plot: B1,D Row S, Grave 3

On the 1900 census- Otto was living in Indian Territory, Choctaw
Nation, 0076 Township, 9 N., Range 17 E.
He is also listed as being born in Indian Territory. This would be
the area around Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
In 1889 Congress authorized the opening land seized from the Indian
Territory for homestead settlement,and a year later Congress passed
an act that officially created the Oklahoma Territory.
He married ERVIE CECIL TUCKER(1899-1993)

Franklin Otto Hefley known Children:
1)Eugene H. Hefley (1921 – 2016)
2)Otto “Red”Hefley Jr. (3June1925 Whitefield,OK – 13July2005
Sonora,tuolumne Co.CA)
He is buried Smith Mountain Cemetery,Dinuba,Tulare Co.California
Red lived in Fresno, CA for many years and owned his own auto repair
shop. He married EVA BERNICE ALLEN-SHAEFFER(1928-2016) in 1943.
They had two children.
Eva Bernice Allen Hefley-Shaeffer(4Nov1928 Sadie,Sequoyah Co.OK
Died 12 Nov 29016 Sonora,Tuolumne Co.CA.

EVA (Allen) HEFLEY-SHAEFFER – Obituary
Eva Shaeffer passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
She was 90 years old. She lived a long, happy life filled with family
and friends. She was born in Sadie, OK, on November 4, 1926, to John
and Bertha (Owens) Allen.
Eva and her sister, Marie, followed their father to California on the
train when she was roughly 16 years old to work.She eventually settled
in Sultana, CA, to raise two children with her first husband,
Otto “Red” Hefley.
In 1956, they moved to San Jose, CA, where they lived and worked for
another 20 years, then moved back to the valley and Fresno. She met
and married Ernest “Frank” Shaeffer in 1992, and they lived happily in
Fresno for many years selling real estate together. They were proud
members of the Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Fresno.She relocated
to Sonora, CA last year due to health and to be close to family. Her
heart was always in the valley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha Allen; her
husband, Frank Shaeffer of Fresno; her brothers, Boyd Allen of Dinuba,
CA, and Lloyd Allen of Oklahoma; a daughter, Mary “Tuttie” Pelayo of
Tuolumne, CA; and a granddaughter, Kelli Pelayo of San Jose, CA.
Eva is survived by her sister, Marie Davis of Fort Worth, TX; a
son-in-law, Arnold Pelayo of Modesto, CA; her daughter, Bobbie Miras
and her husband Augie of Twain Harte, CA; a step-son, Rich Shaeffer
of Fresno; her grandchildren, Jeff Pelayo and his wife Amy of Auburn,
CA, Michael Pelayo of San Luis Obispo, CA,Stephanie Garcia and her
husband Mark of Sonora, CA, and Ryan Brehm of Twain Harte, CA;and her
great-grandchildren, Brittany Masuda and her husband Michael, Joshua
and Steven Pelayo, Kelli and Nick Garcia, and Madison Brehm. She also
leaves behind numerous extended family members, many nieces, nephews
and friends. She was loved dearly and we will miss her.
Visitation will be held at Dopkins Funeral Chapel in Dinuba, CA, on
Monday, November 21, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A Graveside
Service will follow at Smith Mountain Cemetery at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer
Society , 2222 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 201, Fresno, CA 93711.
Dopkins Funeral Chapel, 189 South ‘J’ Street, Dinuba, California
Burial:Smith Mountain Cemetery,Dinuba,Tulare Co.California,
Plot:Alta Dist.,Bl;k G, Row AU, #27
Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 17, 2016

Family links:
John Allen (1893 – 1969)
Bertha Mae Owens (1904 – 2001)
Mary Louise Hefley Pelayo (1944 – 2008)
Thomas Boyd Allen (1922 – 2009)
Loyd Junior Allen (1930 – 1994)

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6.Phillip Columbus”Lum” Hefley (27July1875 Newton Co.AR -9Feb1929)
WWI Draft Registration:Medium build,Medium height, black hair
He is buried Mount Judea Cemetery,Mt.Judea,Newton County
He married AMELIA “Mealie”ARTILLA McCUTCHEON(16Sep1886 Newton Co.AR-
1985).Married on 7Feb1907 Newton County,Arkansas
Amelia died 6June1985 Fresno,Fresno County,California
Her parents were: John Carrol McCutcheon,b:12Oct1857 AR.and
Salina Ann Duck,b:10May1862 in North Carolina

Amelia McCutcheon Hefley and daughter Euna
Known Phillip Columbus Hefley children:
**i:Euna Ethel Hefley Kent(20Nov1907 Mt.Judea,AR – 14 Aug 2004)

ii:Eula Estelle Hefley McCalvey,b:13Dec1909 Mt.Judea,AR
She died 26Aug1998, Fresno,Fresno County,Calfornia

iii:Niva Edith Hefley Brush (22May1918 Mt.Judea,AR – 19June2006 Ceres,
Stanislaus Co.California
She married CHARLES FRANKLIN BRUSH b:11Feb1913 in California
iv:Eunice Blaich of Parsons

v: Athel Eugene Hefley (10Sep1923 Mt.Judea,AR-2June2005)

Inscription:U S NAVY (WWII)Burial:Fresno Memorial Gardens,Fresno,
Fresno County,California.Plot:Last Supper

vi:Wilhelmi “Billie” Irene Hefley Dickson,b:2June1928 Mt.Judea,AR
She died 31Oct2000 Fresno,Fresno Co.California

**Euna Ethel Hefley Kent , Wife of Ralph V. Kent
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Euna Ethel Kent, 96, of Bartlesville died at
4:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Bartlesville Care Center.
She was born Nov. 20, 1907, at Mount Judea, Ark., to Columbus “Lum”
and Amelia (McCutcheon) Hefley. She attended school in Mount Judea.
She married Ralph Kent on Feb. 24, 1924, in Mount Judea, where they
lived until his death in 1955. She moved to Parsons, where she worked
for Levi Strauss Co. from 1957 until her retirement in 1973. In 1976
she moved to Bartlesville to be near family.
She was a member of Adams Boulevard Church of Christ.
She enjoyed playing cards and baking angel food cakes.
Survivors include two daughters, Anna Louise Reidy of Bartlesville and
G. Maxine Harvey of Hurst, Texas; six grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; one brother, Athel Hefley of Fresno, Calif.; and two
sisters, Eunice Blaich of Parsons and Niva Brush of Modesto, Calif.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Ralph Kent Jr. and Rex Kent;
and two sisters, Eula McCalvey and Billie Dickson.
The service was Aug. 16 at Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with
Arthur Henley of Adams Boulevard Church of Christ officiating.
Burial was in Mount Judea Cemetery in Mount Judea with the
Rev. Rex Middleton of Vendor, Ark., officiating.
Memorials may be made to Mount Judea Cemetery Fund, attention:
William Cheatham, Mount Judea, Ark.; Adams Boulevard Church of Christ,
3700 S.E. Adams Blvd., Bartlesville, Okla., 74006; or Jane Phillips
Hospice, 219 N.W. Virginia, Bartlesville, Okla., 74003.
Family links:
Ralph Vernon Kent (1904 – 1955)
Children: Ralph Kent (1925 – 1928)
James Rex Kent (1926 – 1975)
Louise Kent Reidy (1934 – 2016)

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7.Manson Monroe Hefley (24Oct1877 Mt.Judea – 11June1943 Houston,TX)

Buried Forest Park Cemetery,Houston,Harris Co.Texas.
Plot:Section 23, Lot 150
He married MILLIE OREN SAIN(1884-1950) on 22 Sep1901,Newton County
Manson’s known Children:
i:William “Bill” Daniel Hefley (16Apr1902 -6Apr 1984 Houston,TX)
He married RUBY MAE(MNU)(1911-1983)
William is buried Brookside Memorial Park,Houston,Harris County,
Texas. Plot: Eventide 14

ii:Roy Houston Hefley (17Nov1904 Little Rock,AR – 24June1938 TX)
He is buried Forest Park Cemetery,Houston,Harris Co.,Texas
He married LENA MARGUERITE MULLENS KELLY (23May1918 TX-22May1996)
She is buried Forest Park Cemetery
Her parents were:
William Floyd Mullens (1887 – 1949)
Lena Quarles Mullens (1894 – 1966)

iii:Mary Alice Hefley Saye (26May1909 Mt.Judea,AR – 30July1962 Texas)
She is buried Brookside Memorial Park,Houston,Harris Co.Texas
Plot:Garden of Devotion 27,Lot474,Space 1
She married JOHN RICHARD SAYE (1906-1983)
Known Saye Children:
1)John Richard Saye (1931 – 1972)
2)James Dixion Saye (1933 – 1996)

iv:Frankie Dee Hefley Rollins (13Dec1916 – 8Nov2001 Texas)
she is buried in Magnolia Cemetery,Magnolia,Montgomery Co.Texas
She married TALOR LESLIE ROLLINS (1904-1976)

v:Ralph McDonald Hefley (30Aug1920 AR – 1Jan2001 Texas)

He is buried Brookside Memorial Paark,Houston,Harris Co.Texas
Plot: Azalea Terrace 19
He married LILLIE BELL ELLIS(1921-1984) on 19July1941 Smith,Texas
Known children:
1)Billy Ralph Hefley
2)Claira Maehedeen Hefley

8.Joseph “Joe”Harrison Hefley (1June1878 – 28Dec1959)

He is buried in Ringer Cemetery,Centerville,Yell County,Arkansas
He married IDA MAE BOXX(1888-1969)on 10Sep1901 Newton County
Known children:
Nell Mae Hefley Collier (9Nov1911 – 27Jan2005)

Nell Mae Collier,age 83,of Dardanelle, died Thursday, January 27, 2005
at the Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born November 9, 1911 at
Dardanelle to the late Joe Harrison and Ida Mae Boxx Heffley.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Wilson Collier
(1908-2002) and a daughter, Delena Mae Collier(1935-2004).
She married FREDDIE WILSON COLLIER on 6Oct1934
Survivors include a son, Joe Collier of North Little Rock; three
daughters, Mary Linker of North Little Rock,Patsy Roush of Dardanelle,
Bobbie Dougless of Heber Springs; seventeen grandchildren and fifteen
Graveside services were held on Friday, January 28, 2005 at Ringer
Cemetery. Centerville,Yell County,Arkansas
Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.
(, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas:
Obituary was published on Wednesday, February 2, 2005)

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9.Margaret Hefley Criner (1882 – 1948)

She is buried Gibson Cemetery,Stonebluff,Wagoner County,Oklahoma
She married STEPHEN FRANK CRINER (1877-1943)
Stephen Frank Criner known Children: Ira Raymond Criner (1907 – 1990)
Etter Criner Griffin (1909 – 1968)
Manson W Criner (1911 – 1983)
Devo Criner (1912 – 1984)
Margaret Jane Criner Dailey (1918 – 2000)
Opal Lee Criner Moss (1920 – 1999)

Evelyn Flood

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 28 April 2017




Life well lived……. This is pretty close.


Bobu and George helped us adopt 2 kidoes.


Alexandra Goode


Alexandra Goode

September 13, 1929 – March 6, 2023

Alexandra Goode, age 93, of Texarkana, Texas went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 6, 2023.

“Babu” (short for Babushka) as she was affectionately known, was born September 13, 1929 in a Russian community located in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. She was a Holocaust survivor who spent four months at Dachau and nine months in the labor camp at Rugen. Shortly before the war’s end, she escaped the labor camp only to spend another three years in a displaced person’s camp near Lubeck, Germany. Finally, having lost her entire family in the war, at the age of 18 she immigrated to the United States via Elis Island.

After raising her three children, Alexandra opened her own travel agency, but her most fulfilling work began when she was 70. Along with her husband George, she founded International Guardian Angels Adoption Agency which placed over 250 children (mostly from Russia) into loving homes here in the U.S. That work continued into Alexandra’s 80’s only stopping when the Russian government suspended foreign adoptions.She encouraged people with her story by speaking to thousands over the years about the Lord’s faithfulness.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, George Goode; her parents, Gen. Georg and Elena Maderash; her twin brother, Valoydsa, her brother, Egor and one grandson, Buddy Goode.

Left to celebrate her well-lived life is one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Dr. Richard Hornok of Texarkana, Texas, two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Steve and Joan Goode of Keller, Texas, Mark and Pam Goode of Cleveland, Ohio, eighteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, a number of other cherished relatives, and hundreds of others to whom she was Babu!

The family will receive friends in Texarkana Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM at Fellowship Bible Church.

On Saturday March 18, 2023 visitation will be from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas.

A graveside service will be 10:30 A. M. Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas, with Dr. Richard Hornok officiating. A Memorial Celebration Service will be 1:30 P.M. Saturday at Lake Pointe Church, Firewheel Campus in Garland, Texas.