Sunday, August 2, 2015

Floyd Lane Renfro

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Floyd Lane, son of John M. Renfro and Mary Ann Harmon, was born on 16 November 1890 in Cooper, Delta County, Texas. He married Jettie Carter.

Floyd Lane Renfro's WWI registration card states he was of McCaulley, Jones Co., TX, b. 16 Nov 1890 in Cooper, TX and that he had a wife and one child.

17 & 19 1920, Prct 5, Jones County, Texas:

Renfro, John M Head M W 68 M b. TN fb. TN mb. TN
-----Mollie wife F W 59 M b. TX fb. TN mb. AL
-----William J. head M W 30 M b. TX fb. TN mb. TX
-----Mary wife F W 26 M b. TX fb. US mb. US
-----Naomi daughter F W 9 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Floyd F Head M W 26 M b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----J? wife F W 23 M b. TX fb. US mb. US
-----Pauline daughter F W ? S b. TX fb. TX mb. ?
-----John Jr. Head M W 23 b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
Renfro Nannie? wife F W 20 M b. TX fb. US mb. US

7 April 1930, Pct 1, Jones County, Texas:

Renfro, Floyd L Head M W 36 M 19 b. TX fb. US mb. US
-----Jatee wife F W 34 M 17 b. TX fb. GA mb. US
-----Pauline daughter F W 14 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Harlie son M W 8 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Fay daughter F W 1 8/12 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX

1940, Knox City, Pct 5, Knox County Texas:

Floyd L Renfro Head M 45 b. TX 1935 res: Hamlin, Texas
Jettie Renfro wife F 44 b. TX
Harley Renfro son M 18 b. TX
Faye Renfro daughter F 11 b. TX
Sam L Cooper s-i-l M 27 b.TX
Pauline Cooper d-i-l F 24 b. TX

Corrected birth certificate for Carrie Pauline Renfro, b. 23 Jan 1916 in rural Jones County, Texas. Father: Floyd Lane Renfro. Mother: Jettie Carter. Correction requested by mother Jettie Renfro of 409 North 6th, Brownfield, Texas on 13 Feb 1969
[Source: amended birth certificate]

Death certificate for Jettie Renfro:

Jettie Renfro d. 15 Jan 1974 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas where she had been a resident for 27 years. b. 21 April 1895 in Fannin County, Texas. Married. Father: Jefferson Thomas Carter. Mother: Carrie Catherine McMillan. Informant: Mrs. Pauline Taylor, daughter. Burial: Terry County Memorial Cem, Brownfield, Terry County, Texas on 17 Jan 1974
[Source: death certificate]

F.L. Renfro is also buried in Terry County Memorial Cem in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas. b. 16 Nov 1893, d. 21 Sep 1976

Death certificate of Floyd Lane Renfro:

Floyd Lane Renfro, b. 16 Nov 1892, Cooper, TX; d. 21 Sept 1976, Brownfield, TX. Occupation: Furniture Dealer. Father: John Maddison Renfro. Mother: Molly Ann Harmon. Informant: Faye Garner, daughter. Burial: Terry County Memorial Cemetery, Brownfield, Texas.
[Source: death certificate]

Obituary for Floyd Lane Renfro:

Services for F.L. "Butch" Renfro, 83, of Brownfield will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Pat Cummins, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery. Renfro died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Brownfield General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Cooper, he grew up in Hamlin, and married Jettie Carter on Dec. 24, 1912, in Neinda. She died in 1974. They moved to Lubbock in the early 1930s, to Plainview n 1940, and to Brownfield in 1943. He was a furniture dealer prior to his retirement. Survivors include a son, Harley of Midland; two daughters Mrs. Gene (Pauline) Taylor of Brownfield and Mrs. Bunk (Faye) Garner of Spur; a sister, Mrs. Lilly Whittenburg of Hamlin; and three grandchildren.
[Source: Lubbock Avalanche Journal; Lubbock, Texas; Wed., 22 Sept 1976]

Obituary for daughter Carrie Pauline (Renfro) Cooper Taylor:

Pauline "Polly" Taylor, 92, of Spur and formerly of Brownfield, died Saturday Feb 23, 2008 at White River Care Center in Spur. Services will be 1 p.m. , Monday Feb 25, 2008 at Campbell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Burton officiating. Interment will be in Spur Memorial Cemetery. Polly was born Jan. 23, 1916 to Floyd and Jettie Carter Renfro in Neinda, Texas. She was a graduate of Hamlin High School, and a member of the Methodist church. Polly was very active in the Rebekah Lodge, American Cancer Society and Bluebonnets as well as many other organizations over the years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Gene Taylor in 2007; and one brother Harley Renfro. She is survived by one sister, Faye Garner of Spur; one niece, Patricia Geeslin of Lubbock; one nephew, Bunky Garner of Austin; one step-daughter, Jean Biernachi of Nebraska; one step-son, Mike Taylor of Wichita, Kan.; and 16 grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to a charity of your choice.
[Source: Lubbock Avalanche Journal; Lubbock, TX; Mon. 25 Feb. 2008]

Obituary for son-in-law Gene Taylor:

Ray Eugene "Gene" Taylor, 84, of Brownfield died Tuesday, Jan. 2007. Graveside services will be Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at Spur Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Larry Burton officiating. Serivces are under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home in Spur. Gene was born March 16, 1922, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio to Howard and Celeste Clinger Taylor. He had lived in Brownfield for the last 40 years, where he retired from the City of Brownfield. Gene was a WWII Army veteran and was a very active member in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for many years. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Pauline Taylor of Brownfield; two sons, Michael Taylor and wife Connie and Stephen Taylor; one daughter, Jean Biernachi and husband Phillip; four brothers; five sisters; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one special sister-in-law, Faye Garner of Spur.
[Source: Lubbock Avalanche Journal; Lubbock, TX; Thurs. 11 Jan 2007]

Obituary for daughter-in-law Virginia Barkley Renfro:

Virginia Barkley Renfro
Spearman- Virginia Barkely Renfro, 87, died Friday, May 16, 1997.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Hansford Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Lust, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. Mrs. Renfro was born in Hansford. She had lived in the Spearman area for 14 years, moving from Midland. She married Harley Renfro in 1955 at Lubbock. He died in 1983. She was a graduate of Texas Woman's University in Denton. She retired from the civil service and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Reba B. Huffines of Amarillo and Gertrude B. Archer of Spearman; and a brother, Freeman Barkley of Spearman.
[Source: Amarillo Online Newspaper obits]

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