Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


January 10, 2013

Lella Harris Stripling

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Lella Harris Stripling, age 103, of Bullard, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sat., Jan.12, at the Church of Christ in Bullard with Glenn Cogburn and Tim Grounds officiating.

Burial will be in the Bullard Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Stripling passed away Wed., Jan. 9, 2013 in Tyler.

She was born Oct. 31, 1909 at Peachtree Village in Tyler County, Texas.

Mrs. Stripling was a member of the Church of Christ in Bullard, a homemaker, and worked with the Bullard Cemetery Association from 1964 to present date. She was a 1928 graduate of Bullard High School. Mrs. Stripling was named to the Wall of Honor at Bullard ISD with her late husband, Fred Stripling.

She is preceded in death by her parents William Richard and Laura Ella Hughes Harris, husband of 64 years Fred Stripling, daughter Peggy Ruth Edwards, son Don Harris Stripling, brothers M. H., Elmer, and Homer Harris, sisters Leila Richardson and twin Ella Keele, and grandson James David DuPree.

Survivors include her daughter Fredda DuPree and husband Charles of Bullard; five grandchildren Don and Rae Edwards, Kynda and Randy Marion, Douglas and Gwen DuPree, Margaret and Dana Nelson, and Daniel and Kim DuPree; ten great grandchildren Jamie Duvak (Brent), Josh Marion (Tara), Blake Marion (Lindsay), Laura Luscombe (Aaron), Sarah DuPree, Jason Edwards and Bruce Edwards, Jessica DuPree, Emily DuPree, and Caleb DuPree; seven great-great grandchildren Caden Duvak, Chloe Lella Duvak and Cruze Duvak, Bryson Luscombe, Libby Luscombe, Braylon Marion and Riley Marion; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tony Foster, Dana Nelson, Billy Aaron Harris, Douglas DuPree, Daniel DuPree, Don Edwards, Randy Marion, and Bruce Stripling.

Honorary pallbearers will be brother-in-law Jack Stripling, great grandsons Josh Marion, Blake Marion, Caleb DuPree, Jason Edwards and Bruce Edwards, great-great grandsons Caden Duvak, Bryson Luscombe, Cruze Duvak, and Braylon Marion.

Visitation will be from 4- 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 11, 2013 at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.


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