West Hill Cemetery
Sherman Herald Democrat
Dorchester - Services for Ernest Blain Strawn of Dorchester who died early Friday morning, December 27, 1996, at Wilson N.Jones Regional Health System, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Dannel Funeral Home Chapel.
Dr. Jeffery Pruitt of Friendship United Methodist Church will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum at West Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home in Sherman.
Mr. Strawn, son of the late Francis M. and Nancy Joeann Strawn, was born November 9, 1905, in the Dorchester community, wherehe resided all of his life. He attended Clayton School and Draughans Business College before he began farming and ranching, an occupation which lasted over 60 years.
Ernest Strawn married Leona Taylor of Dorchester in 1936. They were married 58 years before her death in 1994.
As an active member of the Dorchester and Sherman communities, Mr. Strawn organized 4-H and FFA fairs. He was a member of the Sherman Chamber of Commerce, Grayson County Farm Bureau, honorary member of the Future Homemakers of America and the First Baptist Church of Dorchester.
Throughout the years, Mr. Strawn received many awards and recognitions for his farming achievements. In 1986, he was chosen as the Conservation Farmer of the Year by the Upper Elm-Red Soil and Water Conservation District, Zone 5.
Mr. Strawn was preceded in death by his wife and a son, Leland Strawn.
Surviving are his children, Lucy Walker of Amarillo, Linda Sue Russell and husband, Bill, of dallas, Ernest Blain Strawn, Jr. of Dorchester and Taylor Lee Strawn and wife, Susan, of Sherman; sisters, Josie Allen of Crosby, Texas, and Winona Clements of Sherman; twelve grandchildren, Debra Jo Anderson, Greg Russell, Brian Russell, DeAnna Walker, Chandler Strawn, Spencer Strawn, Brent Strawn, Ruth Ann Strawn, Hunter Graham, Reagan Graham, York Graham, and Tamalyn Hellums; five great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, T.L. and Peggy Taylor, Jack Taylor, Annie Cumming and Ola Brown.
Pallbearers will be John chumbley, Donnie Martinek, Roy Fuller, Larry Cabelka, David Catching, Charles Hopson and Miller Cranfill. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Joe Stout, Oscar Noel, Raymond Risk, Lee Hudgins, Rayburn Nall and Dale Hill.
The portrait is by Pat Pierce.
West Hill Cemetery
Elaine Nall Bay
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