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Hershel Studdard of Bellevue


Hershel Henry Studdard, 93, of Bellevue, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Hershel Studdard

Hershel Studdard

Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at The United Methodist Church of Bellevue with Greg Parr officiating. Burial will follow at Bellevue Cemetery un the direction of White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist of Bellevue at P.O. Box 144 Bellevue, TX 76228 or the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Studdard was born Nov. 28, 1920 to Earl and Docia (Faught) Studdard in Wichita Falls. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines and Japan. He married Anna Lee Hefley in 1940 in Fort Worth. He came to Bellevue and was a dairyman and life-long cattleman. He owned and operated Double H Diary from 1949 to 1971, and retired from ranching at the age of 90. He served as a director of the American Milk Producers Incorporated and a representative of the American Federation of Dairyman. He was also a board member of the Dairymen’s Credit Union and Area Farmers Home Administration. He married Ruby Deweber on March 8, 1998 in Bellevue.

He is preceded in death by two brothers, J.T. and Forest Studdard; son-in-law, Terry McCarty; and a sister-in-law, Norma Studdard.

Hershel is survived by his wife, Ruby Studdard of Bellevue; two daughters, Nancy Jo McCarty of Bowie and Kay Blancett of Burkburnett; a step-son, Tom Deweber of Midway; a brother, Billy Joe Studdard of Wichita Falls; two sisters-in law, Peggy Studdard of Pleasant Hill, Ill., and Alta Mae Studdard of Morton; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the White Family Funeral Home.


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