EUNICE MAE YANCEY GREGORY, 78, of Eastland, TX passed away
in 2003 with burial was in the Eastland City Cemetery.
Mrs. Gregory was born on Feb. 7, 1925 in Bomerton, TX, in Baylor
County. Her parents were Jesse Lee & Ethel Mae (Hartigen) Yancey.
The family moved to Eastland County, near Alameda, in 1937. Eunice
became a member of the Church of Christ church at age 14. She
married Truman Gregory in Feb. of 1946 in Ranger, TX. She was a
graduate of Alameda High School (1943), Ranger College (1945) and
Texas Tech University (1965). She did graduate work at Tarleton
State University and Texas A&M. She was a retired school teacher
of 27 years, including numerous communities including Crosbyton,
Floydada, New Deal, Lubbock, Gordon, Huckabay, and Carbon for 12
years, retiring in 1985. Eunice was especially proficient at
teaching reading to young children. She was one of three teachers
who started the Head Start Program in Lubbock. She enjoyed making
quilts for her nine grandchildren and great grandson. She will be
remembered for always having a smile for everyone she talked to.
Mrs. Gregory was preceded in death by her brothers, J.L., J.T.,
Sam, and Ike Yancey.
Mrs. Gregory is survived by her husband of 57 years, Truman Gregory
of Eastland; 3 sons, Tommy Gregory and wife, Lanet of Clinton, MS,
David Gregory and wife, Karen of Lubbock and Robert Gregory and wife,
Vicki of Biloxi, MS; sister, Betty Jean Stewart of Fort Worth; grand-
children, Kelsey Mahaffey and husband, Jonathon of Nashville, TN,
Britny Booth and husband David of Clinton, MS, Garrett Gregory of
Hattiesburg, MS, Emily Bardin and husband, Brad and son Brent of
Abilene, Meg Wadlington and husband, Charles of Denton, Cheslea
and Tanner Gregory both of Lubbock, John Gregory of Mobile AL,
Melissa Gregory of Murphreesboro, TN; numerous nieces and nephews.