Funeral services were held May 22 at 3 p.m. in Afton Baptist church for Mrs. Mamie Pollard Stephenson. Mrs. Stephenson died Wednesday May 21, in Crosbyton hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was born Mamie Pollard January 16, 1890 at Revels in Woodruff County, AR and was united in marriage to Victor W. Stephenson November 10, 1904 at Augusta, AR.
To this family nine children were born; her husband and one daughter Mildred, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are three daughters: Mrs. Lewis Harvey and Mrs. Carney Roberts both of Afton; and Mrs. Rosalyn Gilliland of Fort Worth; five sons: Sam Stephenson and Gilbert Stephenson both of Fort Worth. Howard Stephenson of Shreveport, LA; Robert Stephenson of Fort Worth and U.S. Army and Vance Stephenson of Fort Worth.
Twenty two grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Stephenson moved with her family from AR to the McAdoo community in 1925 and lived there until 1938 at which time the family moved to Fort Worth where Mr. Stephenson died. She resided there until her health failed four years ago. She then moved to Afton and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Carney Roberts. Mrs. Stephenson was a member of Berry St. Baptist Church of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers were Levis Pullen of Spur, E. H. (Jocke) Tooke of McAdoo; Oris Pullen of McAdoo; Lilburn Harvey of McAdoo; Lawton Harvey of Dickens.
Source: The Texas Spur; June 5, 1969