ANITA FAYE GRYDER FRANKLIN, 85 of Ranger, TX passed
away Dec. 16, 2015, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery
Mrs. Franklin was born on Oct. 21, 1930, in Gorman,
TX to Frank & Nellie (Maynard) Gryder. She grew up in
the Romney Community as well as Gorman and Ranger.
Having graduated from Ranger High School in 1948 and
Ft. Worth School of Business, she also attended Ranger
Jr. College & was active in the Beta Sigma Phi women's
sorority. She was employed by Panther Oil & Grease as
a bookkeeper. Later, she worked as a nurse in the
Hamlin Memorial Hospital in Hamlin. As an accomplished
artist, she leaves a family gallery of oil paintings.
Hobbies included sewing, singing, playing the piano,
reading the Bible, and bringing a smile to others with
her humming. A homemaker, she was a member of the
Romney Christadelphian Ecclesia.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son,
Terry Bailey, in 1993.
Survivors at the time of her death include a son and
daughter-in-law, Robert and Reba Bailey, of Snyder;
two daughters, Kellie Coats of Ranger and Karen Weeks
and husband Robert, of Eastland; six grandchildren;
twelve great-grandchildren; & one great-great-grand-