|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1910|
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 2000|
Fom The Frankston Citizen April, 2000
April 27, 2000 Edition
Frank J. Allbright
JACKSONVILLE - Graveside services for Frank James Allbright, 89, of Jacksonville were held Monday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in the New York Cemetery in the New York Community under direction of Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Mr. Allbright died Saturday, April 22.
He was born Aug. 27, 1910 in the Fosterville community.
Mr. Allbright was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, graduated from Jacksonville High School and Tyler Commercial College. He retired in 1975 from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 47 years of service.
He was a charter member of the Goodfellows Sunday School Class of Central Baptist Church, a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows (IOOF) and a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Mr. Allbright served as a master sergeant in the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II and participated in the Invasion of Normandy, arriving at D-Day plus two. His unit reported directly to Gen. George Patton, and their duties included connecting Gen. Patton's command trailer to the European Theater of Operations.
Mr. Allbright and his wife, Bobbye, were owners of the Frankston Telephone Co. at one time and developed the first dial system in that area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E. Lee and Jerry Allbright of Reese; and four sisters, Ada Morrow, Annie Johnson, Mary Ellen Kidd and Viola Allbright Cupp.
Mr. Allbright is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bobbye Lou Carter Allbright, and her sister, Lois Hill, of Port Neches, and her sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Clifford Dotson of Palestine; six nieces and nephews; and seven great nieces and nephews.
His immediate survivors include his four nieces and their families: Glenda and Jim Smith of Mineral Wells, Barbara and John Northcutt of San Antonio, Jeanne Padgett of Fort Worth and Jean and Bill Cole of Phoenix, AZ, 11 great nieces and nephews, and 22 great-great-nieces and nephews.
Bobby Lou Allbright (1913 - 2005)*
New York Cemetery
Created by: Wayne Smith
Record added: Jul 16, 2010
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Mr. Allbright served as a master sergeant in the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II and participated in the Invasion of Normandy, arriving at D-Day plus two. His unit reported directly to Gen. George Patton, and their duties included connec...(Read more)|
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