|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1895|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1975|
Alice was born in Lingleville, Erath County, Texas, to Robert Fanning and Lucy Grissom Fanning. She had 8 brother and 3 sisters that lived to adulthood. They were a close family and continued to visit and have anual family reunions as long as they were able. The Fanning reunion was in the Stephenville City Park, where it was held until the mid 1950's even though their parents had long ago passed away.
Alice was a wonderful grandmother. She wanted us to call her Alice. She said there wasn't anything grand about her. She could entertain us all by playing double solitare and she loved to play Pollyanna, a board game. She also loved to win, and resort to cheating if she wasn't winning. She would help us play "hide and go seek". She showed me how to get up on top of the "icebox" (that's what we called the refrigerator then), and she laid me out at the head of the bed and put the pillows on me and covered me with the bedspread. She also would pop us pop-corn. When she would shake the skillet while holding the lid, she would play like the lid slipped and the pop-corn would start popping out. We would all squeal and run for it. My son told me in later years that she did the same thing for the gr-grand kids.
Alice loved to go. When she was married to her 2nd husband Bert Stocker. They would go to the wrestling matches every week at the Northside Columseum. Bert also raced Grayhounds and I got to go with them to both sometimes. We all went to the Rodeo. Bert passed away in 1953 and we moved in with Alice. My mother worked long hours and we were never alone.
We went over to see Uncle Leo and Aunt Oma allot. This was a brother of Alice. The adults played "42", a domano game and the kids all played outside. Sometimes they would let us play too, if they needed some extras. Alice had a Niece Garcie Fanning Write that used to take her fishing and camping. Sometimes I would get to go with them.
Bio by: Virginia Lee Young
She had 4 grandchildren.
Latanne Virginia, Wynnette, and
"Little" Wayne Glick
She had six great-grand-children. Troy, Donnie Lee, Dwayne, Blake, Kevin, and
Kelly Denise Young
Robert Fanning (1858 - 1930)
Lucy Ellen Grissom Fanning (1865 - 1926)
Benjamin Franklin Brush (1887 - 1943)
James Bertram Stocker (1897 - 1953)
LaVerne B Brush Wilson (1919 - 1993)*
Fayma Darleen Brush (1921 - 1986)*
Freddie Brush Glick (1923 - 1996)*
Elzy Jay Fanning (1887 - 1961)*
Walter C. Fanning (1888 - 1973)*
William Taylor Fanning (1890 - 1955)*
Isaac Andrew Fanning (1892 - 1943)*
Sarah Indiana Fanning McAdams (1893 - 1973)*
Alice Gertrude Fanning Stocker (1895 - 1975)
Thomas Coy Fanning (1897 - 1970)*
Dewey Otho Fanning (1898 - 1950)*
Ross F. Fanning (1900 - 1967)*
Lucy R. Fanning Brush (1902 - 1968)*
Willie Mae Fanning Haynes (1904 - 1977)*
Leo Earl Fanning (1907 - 1998)*
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Plot: Rose Garden Lot 31 Space 9
Maintained by: Virginia Lee Young
Originally Created by: cjgriffith
Record added: Dec 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45010390