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Blanche Shannon

July 20, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 14:00
Davis Cemetery in Grapeland, Texas
Funeral Home: 
Funeral arrangements were coordinated through Galbreaith - Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Blanche Inez Shannon passed away July 16 after an extended stay in Peachtree Place Alzheimer’s Home, Weatherford, TX.

Blanche lived a full and varied life after her birth in 1914. She was raised, as many were at that time, working the fields and tending the livestock along with her parents and nine brothers and sisters. She married Earl H. (Bill) Shannon December 22, 1934 and their love never ended, or faltered, through 62 years of marriage and lived on in Blanche’s heart even after Bill’s death in 1996. Many loved Blanche as she loved all of her family and friends. She loved to laugh, sing and dance. She was always the gracious hostess be it for a family gathering, or for gathering and parties for husband Bill’s business connections before he retired. Her quick smile warmed people’s hearts. Blanche was a wonderful and loving wife to her husband Bill and a fantastic mother to her son Billie (Bill). All will miss her.

Survivors: Sister; Mavis Brock, Blanche’s last remaining sibling, son Billie, Grandsons Raymond and Reynold, Granddaughter Ronda, eight great grandchildren, her closest friend Mary Burton whom she loved like a daughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

Blanche will have a graveside service and burial at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 21 next to her husband at Davis Cemetery in Grapeland, Texas.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at Midlothian Fall JV Tournament, Mansfield National GC, 8:30 a.m.

  • Week of Oct. 6, Optional, Aledo Middle School at Mid-Cities Tournament

Tuesday, October 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison MS at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Tison MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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