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Nall, Jessie Darlene Pilcher

Jessie Darlene Pilcher Nall died Oct. 6, 2009, a rainy morning just short of her 86th birthday. She was born at the family farm on the rainy night of Oct. 29, 1923, her father having to ride his horse to town to get the doctor. She was the youngest child of 10 born to General Robertson "Bud" Pilcher and Jessie Dee Brown. The family of 12 lived in a 3-room house in the County Line community, which was on the Grayson and Cooke County line.

Darlene attended grade school at County Line school. She graduated from Collinsville High School as Salutatorian of the Class of 1942, having been voted "Most Athletic" by her classmates.

She moved to Dallas to attend Draughon's Business School. After World War II she married William Clem Nall; they had twin daughters. The family moved to Pilot Point in 1968, where Darlene lived for 35 years.

Darlene is survived by her daughters, Elaine Bay and Patricia Nall; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Fern Thomas. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Ethel Mae Baker, Vita Lignum Tinsley, Leota Amanda Ballinger, Lewis Robertson Pilcher, Luther William Pilcher, David Oliver Pilcher, General Ralph Pilcher, and Julia Lee Barre.

Burial will be on Friday, Oct. 9 at the Collinsville Cemetery after a private family service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Collinsville Cemetery Association, P. O Box 323, Collinsville, TX 76233

Published in The Herald Democrat on 10/8/2009

Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay

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