Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Armstrongs in:
 • Memory Park Cemetery
 • Longview
 • Harrison County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Connie Clifton Armstrong
Birth: Aug. 9, 1900
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1982
Longview
Gregg County
Texas, USA

I never met him, but he was known as "Papaw Armstrong". He was my daughter's great-grandfather. Papaw had quite a sense of humour. The following is one of my favorite stories regarding his love of harmless pranks.


Connie's middle child, Don, had the good sense to marry Betty Lou Taylor. Unfortunately for Betty (now known as Momados or The Do by her "Angel Pie"), she was a country girl. And I do mean country. And Papaw played on that. One day, shortly after Don & Betty's marriage, Betty was home alone when she received a phone call from "a telephone repair man" stating that they were about to blow out the phone lines. She was instructed to, after ending their conversation, take all receivers off the hook and cover all of her furniture with sheets/blankets so that the dirt from the lines didn't cover her furniture. Well, her new husband came home at the end of the day and saw everything covered in sheets and asked what in the world she was doing. When she told him of the conversation with the "telephone repairman", it took him a long while to stop laughing in order to tell her the truth. Fifty-plus years later, Betty still gets the giggles when she tells that story!


I hope Papaw is as honoured as Taylor & I are that Eileen has sponsored his memorial. Thank you, E! (bio by: Heather) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Henry Armstrong (1864 - 1949)
  Ellen Frances Threadgill Armstrong (1871 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Nora Cornelius Armstrong (1905 - 1993)
 
 Children:
  Connie Charles Armstrong (1925 - 2007)*
  Donald Dean Armstrong (1930 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emma Ollie Armstrong Smithey (1888 - 1917)*
  Mellie J. Williams (1890 - 1993)*
  Lula Ethel Armstrong Wallis (1891 - 1974)*
  Ira Smith (1892 - 1931)*
  William Evans Armstrong (1894 - 1970)*
  Everett Armstrong (1895 - 1901)*
  Connie Clifton Armstrong (1900 - 1982)
  Ewell Andy Armstrong (1906 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memory Park Cemetery
Longview
Harrison County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Heather
Originally Created by: Tricia the Spirit Chaser...
Record added: Jan 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12840275
Connie Clifton Armstrong
Added by: Heather
 
Connie Clifton Armstrong
Added by: Heather
 
Connie Clifton Armstrong
Added by: Heather
 
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Nov. 22, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Oct. 11, 2016

-
 Added: Sep. 7, 2016
There are 98 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
This page is sponsored by: eobfindagrave

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service