. . . . . . . . . . Bernice "Tooter" Taylor was born in Lee County to Charley E. Taylor and Amanda Robbins. Mr. Taylor owned and operated B.R. Taylor Trucking Company in Houston from the 1940's until 1979. He married Nona Amy Muston on June 3, 1931 in Lee County, Texas. Mr. Taylor was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Houston and a member of Woodman of the World since 1936. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, playing dominoes, raising cattle and feeding squirrels. Tooter died on a Saturday in the Columbus Community Hospital in Colorado County, Texas. He had lived in Houston for 53 years, having moved to Columbus in 1997. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, with Rev. Bob Parrott, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Jerri Lou Lange; a sister, Jesse Epp; and four brothers, Ernest and Dean Quinney, and John and Franklin Taylor. . . . . . . . . . .