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Bettye Bragg Wagstaff




AAFA #0074

1928 TX – 2012 TX



Bettye Frances Wagstaff

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 Barlow Bragg.

            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 Drawhorn.

            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, Center, Texas….

Photo from Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby Co., TX—

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Murphy

Photo posted December 2013


AAFA 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.