ALLETA FRANCES USSERY BRANTLEY passed away on
Aug. 8, 2011 in Pearland, TX. She had lived in
Houston for many years and recently moved to an
independent living facility in Pearland. Burial
was in SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland.
Frances was born Aug. 6, 1921. She graduated from
Ranger High School in the Class of 1938 at Ranger,
TX, & graduated from Ranger Jr. College in 1940.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of
over 49 years, C.D. "Dock" Brantley and a sister,
Leola Ussery Mathis (RHS-1946).
At the time of her death, she was survived by her
son, Lonnie Brantley & companion Marla Richardson;
daughter, Alleta Burton & husband Jay; two brothers,
Lonnie Ussery (RHS-1944) and Allen Andrew Ussery
(RHS-1942); granddaughter, Natalie Lilley; great-
grandchildren, Kevin Lilley and Cassidy Lilley;
sister-in-law, Olga Ussery; numerous nieces and
nephews and a host of other family and friends.
HUSBAND: CLEO D. "DOC" BRANTLEY was born March 26,
1914, & died on Oct. 19, 1991, in Houston, TX. He
graduated from Breckenridge High School & married
Frances Ussery (RHS-1938). He was the son of Mrs.
Ada Brantley of Breckenridge and served in the U.S.
Army Air Corps during WWII. He entered the service
in 1942, and received training at Camp Crowder and
Kansas City, MO, Camp Murphy, FL, Ft. Monmouth, NJ,
and Clinton, Ontario, Canada, before being located
at Drew Field, Tampa, FL. Before going into the
service he was employed by the Texas Police in
Houston. Frances Brantley lives in Houston, as does
their son Lonnie Brantley. Their daughter Alleta
Brantley Burton lives in Kerrville, TX.