1923 - 2012
Dorris Youngblood, 88, of Olney, passed away Friday March 30, at an Olney nursing facility.
Graveside services were held Sunday, April 1, at the Archer City Cemetery with Rev. Marty Light, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Elbert, officiating.
Serviceswere under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City.
Mrs. Youngblood was born on May 19, 1923, in Meadville, MS. to John Covington King and Eunice Hastings King. She graduated from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS., in 1944 with a degree in Education. After graduation, she married Don Youngblood on Aug. 18, 1944 in Utica, MS. He attended seminary at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and after he graduated they returned to Mississippi for one year. They had resided in Texas since the early 1950’s where Don pastored in Methodist churches in Sanger, Dallas, Archer City, Electra, Iowa Park, Jacksboro, Wichita Falls, and Burkburnett. She was a teacher for twenty-eight years until her retirement in 1985 and had taught in Bryson, Iowa Park, and Burkburnett. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an international honorary society for women in Education. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Burkburnett, the United Methodist Women, the Retired Teachers Association, and the Golden Girls of Archer City.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don on February 25, 1995.
Survivors include her daughter Kathleen Fischer of Cedar Creek; her son Ken W. Youngblood of Elbert; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Elbert, P.O. Box 843, Elbert, Texas 76372.