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Ella Delois Halford of Jolly


Ella Delois Halford, 78, of Jolly, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

Ella Delois Halford

Ella Delois Halford

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the First Baptist Church of Dean with Rev. Shawn Bitner officiating. Burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens amd Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Mrs. Halford was born Sept. 13, 1935 in Farmersville to the Allen T. and Ina Odell (Kimberlin) Watson. On Dec. 19, 1950, she married Charley Halford. Together, they owned and operated Charley’s Catering from 1979 until 1986. She has been a member of First Baptist Church of Dean for more than 35 years.

She is preceded in death by one sister, Elsie Small; a sister-in-law, Ann Watson; and a brother-in-law, Robert Small.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Charley E. Halford; nine children, Charley Halford, Jr., and wife Sandra of El Paso, Jimmy Halford and wife Tammy of Dean, Glyn Halford and wife Samantha of Krum, Sherry Evans of Dean, Anita Baptist and husband Sean of Wichita Falls, Minh Halford of Florida, Aleta Joyce Martinez and husband Jesus, Dusty Gail Walling, and Rene Ann Taylor and husband Garland all of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Vernon Watson, J.W. Watson, and Dean Watson and wife Shannon; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6- 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.


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