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Nell Williams Stovall

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Graveside services for Nell Williams Stovall, 100, of Bowie were to be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Elmwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Stovall died Thursday, Feb. 19, in Bowie.

Nell Williams Stovall was born Sept. 9, 1908, in Saint Jo, to Margin Lee and George Clement Williams, a scholar and an early day teacher in Forestburg, Leona and Bowie. Her father died in 1925. Her mother died in 1928.

She married Oran C. Stovall, then a pre-med student, on Nov. 10, 1929.

Mrs. Stovall moved with her parents to Bowie in 1911. She was a class officer, and as the highest ranking graduate in the class of 1925 of Bowie High School was the recipient of the Mantel. She and her mother then moved to Denton, where she enrolled in North Texas Normal College, which became the University of North Texas.

She taught English in Forestburg before deciding to enter Tarleton State College. She and her husband moved to Bowie after his time in the service ended.

Mrs. Stovall was an avid reader and gardener. She was a member of the Thursday Club. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include one daughter, Margin Keese Latham of Bowie; grandsons Greig Stovall Latham of Allen, and Robert Lee Latham and wife, Debbie, of Sulphur Springs; one granddaughter, Kathryn Keese Williams of Rockwall; and six great-grandchildren, Garrett Stovall and Stuart William Latham of Texas A&M University, Quincie Elise and John Gordon Latham of Sulphur Springs, and Bryce Dixon and Kayla Michelle of Rockwall.

Memorials may be made to the Bowie Education Foundation or the Bowie Public Library.

Arrangements were under the direction of White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

 

 

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