The Herald Democrat
December 17, 2009
DENISON - Graveside services for Letha Jewell Martin Haddock Taylor,
95, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Cedarlawn Memorial
Park. The Rev. Brett Castle will officiate, and arrangements are under
the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home.
She died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, in Bonham Nursing Home and Rehabilitation.
Surviving are her son, Durwood Haddock of Nashville, Tenn.; two
grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four
The family will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. -noon Thursday.
The Herald Democrat
December 16, 2009
DENISON - Letha Jewell Martin Haddock Taylor, 95, passed away in
the Bonham Nursing Home and Rehab on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 at 10:18 a.m.
She was born Sept. 30, l914, the daughter of John H. Martin and
Grace Evelyn Bishop Martin of Elwood.
Her husband, Arthur R. Taylor, preceded her in death in March l991
along with two sons, John Donald "Bub" Haddock of San Diego, Calif., who
passed away in July l963 and Jerry Neil Haddock of Ft. Worth, who passed
away in March l983.
She and her husband Arthur resided in Denison for more than 60 years
where Letha, in the early '40s, was employed by the Denison Cotton Mill,
later for Levi Strauss and then Diaper Jeans until she retired in the early
Letha, who, attended Eastside Baptist Church for several years,
was a very caring and fun loving person. She loved to travel and did so
extensively with her husband during their retirement years.
Survivors include her son Durwood Haddock and his wife Dee of Nashville,
Tenn.; grandsons Darrell Haddock of Odessa, and John Haddock of Lemon Grove,
Calif.; stepgrandsons Carter Bolling of Nashville, Tenn., and Jeffrey Bolling
of San Francisco, Calif.; and granddaughter Cindy Mead of Key West, Fla.
Other survivors include great-grandchildren Afton Mayorga of Miami,
Fla., Crystal Vargas of Odessa, Michele Haddock of Odessa, and Kagan Ridge
of Dallas; great-great-grandchildren Alexander Joseph Vargas of Miami,
Fla., Evan Mayorga of Odessa, Dakota Brooke Haddock of Odessa, and Makeiley
Vargas of Odessa; nieces Doris Fairchild of Garland, Veta McCullough of
Ft. Worth, Mary Margaret Chanley of Hobbs, N.M., Tena Anderson of Hobbs,
N.M.; nephews, Nolan Parker of Plano, Joe Stanley Parker of Grand Prairie,
Martin Parker of Ft. Worth, and Jimmy Mosely of Ivanhoe.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. -noon Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at
Bratcher Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard St., Denison.
Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
17, 2009 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, 5805 Texoma Parkway, Sherman, with
Rev. Brett Castle officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Bratcher