The Herald Democrat
December 15, 2009
DENISON - Inez Hallford, 94, went peacefully home Monday,
Dec. 14, 2009.
Mrs. Hallford was a lifetime resident of Grayson County having been
born and raised on a small farm west of Dorchester. Since 1942 she had
been a resident of Denison. She was baptized by Bro. Roy Graves at a revival
in Savoy in the '30s. Her first date with our dad, Louie Sr. was at that
revival where they were baptized. Much of her life she was a stay-at-home
mom. After her children finished school, she went to work for Madonna Hospital
and was employed there until it closed. She always loved dogs. Her lifelong
favorite pet was her collie, Pal, from 1950 to 1960s.
Inez was still raising kids up to her last days and was very quick
to let us know, we didn't know what we were talking about "when we disagreed
with her." That's what kept her alive for 94 good years.
She loved family reunions with all her Bateman, Daughtery, Cundiff
and Shaw cousins. Thanks to her niece, Sandy and husband, Mark Weintraub
for coming all the way from California to see her in her last days.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at
Fisher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Virgil Cornwell and Rev. Don Westbrook
officiating. Private interment will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park.
Family visitation will be held one hour prior to service time on Tuesday.
Mrs. Hallford is survived by her loving family: sons, Kenneth Hallford
and Louie "Sonny" Hallford and wife, Carolyn; grandson, Mike Hallford and
his daughter, Lauren; granddaughter, Laurie Bolen and her two sons, James
Paul "Jamie" and Tyler; sister, Lela Cooper from Lake Isabella, California.
Inez was preceded in death by her parents, F.C. and Mahaley (Daughtery)
Shaw, husband, Louie and beloved daughter, Barbara, brothers, Sam, Cody,
Boyd, Ted, Tom and Frank Shaw and sister, Cora Shaw.
The family would like to thank the staff at Wesley Village for their
outstanding care and love given to their mother.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located
at 604 W. Main in Denison.