BETTYE FRANCES BRAGG WAGSTAFF
1928 TX – 2012 TX
Photo from the funeral home
Starr Funeral Home
Hemphill, Sabine Co., TX—_____ August 2012
October 10, 1928–August 26, 2012
Bettye Frances Wagstaff, 83, of Bronson, Texas
passed away peacefully Sunday morning in the Lufkin Memorial Hospital, Lufkin,
TX. Bettye was born in Sabinetown, Texas, to Mack Register and Annie Pearl
She graduated from Bronson High School in 1945
at age 16 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Stephen
F. Austin State University. She met Robert Harland Wagstaff in Nacogdoches and
they were married on August 23, 1946. She, and her husband of 63 years, were
employed by West Sabine ISD for most of their careers and established the Jon
Wagstaff Memorial Scholarship for West Sabine graduates.
Bettye was preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, her son Jon Robert Wagstaff, and her sisters Pat Wright and Jackie
She is survived by her daughter Lou Ann Wagstaff
of Whitehouse, Texas; granddaughter Cory and husband Rob Blackmon of
Brownsboro, Texas; great grandchildren Caylor, Brock and Tyler Blackmon; a
brother-in-law W.E. Wright of Port Neches, Texas; a sister-in-law, Onita Hanna
of Jacksonville, Texas; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bettye loved spending time with her family,
especially the great grandchildren. She enjoyed genealogy, flower gardening,
being with friends, hearing from former students, reading a good book and
taking an occasional road trip. She was "young at heart" and her wit
and wisdom will be greatly missed by those who loved her.
Visitation will be from 6:00PM until 8:00PM,
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill,
TX. Funeral services will be at 10:00AM, Wednesday, August 29, 2012, in the
Starr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Memorial Park,
from Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com
granted by the photographer, Judy Murphy
posted December 2013
NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.
Her Alford lineage, from her paternal grandmother:
Frances Harriet 1873 LA3, Needham Bryant
1826 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6,
Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.