|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1918|
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 2007|
Frances was a cousin
23 Apr 2007
Frances Dilley Broyles, 88, was born July 16, 1918 in Palestine, TX, to Sammie Belle (Campbell) and Clarence Van Deursen Dilley. She is a granddaughter of the late Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell and a direct descendent of George M. Dilley, a pioneering railroad industrialist of Texas in the 1880s.
She attended Randolph Macon College for Women in Lynchburg, VA and graduated cum laude from the University of Texas in 1939 with a degree in the Bachelor of Arts. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi fraternity.
In 1941, she married Gordon Barrett Broyles.
As a lifelong resident of Palestine, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Meleterion Study Club, DAR, Palestine Fishing Club, and a charter member of the Harvey Woman's Club.
She took much love and interest in her family, gardening, and was an avid bridge player. Loved ones will remember her both as a gracious hostess and a lady of great spiritual strength.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; her son, Tom Dilley Broyles; and her sisters: Jean Dilley Knowles and Janet Dilley Davenport.
She is survived by her children: Gordon Barrett Broyles Jr, and wife Sunny, Lucie F. Broyles and daughter-in-law, Nancy T. Broyles, all of Palestine. Her grandchildren are: David B. Broyles, Ben T. Broyles, Sam D. Broyles and Carroll B. Gurganus, all of Dallas; Sarah F. Broyles of Boston, MA; L. Jeannette Bostick of Durham, NC; Barrett G. Bostick of Winter Haven, FL; Betsy B. Bostick of Tampa, FL; Jennifer Griffin, Linsey Whittington and great granddaughter Jacie Griffin, all of Palestine. She also is survived by her cousins, Bud Wommack of Palestine, Mitchell Wommack of Corpus Christi and Dr. William B. Campbell of Austin.
Visitation was held at the Bailey & Foster Funeral Home on Monday, April 23. The services were held at the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 24th, followed by the graveside at East Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Linda Herron and Dr. Doug Blanton officiated.
Honorary pallbearers included: Bud Wommack, Mitchell Wommack, Dr. William B. Campbell, Luckett Kolstad, Jack Herrington, Bob Beck and David Dial. Active pallbearers are: Bill Knowles, Hank Davenport, Will Broyles, Dr. Bob McFarlane, the Honorable Bascom Bentley, Dr. Jay Herrington, Dr. Sparky Kolstad and Drew Wommack.
In lieu of flowers, donations were made to the First Presbyterian Church, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center or the American Heart Association.
Clarence Van Deursen Dilley (1887 - 1937)
Sammie Belle Campbell Dilley (1889 - 1941)
Gordon Barrett Broyles (1916 - 1992)
Tom Dilley Broyles (1949 - 2001)*
Jean Van Deursen Dilley Knowles (1915 - 1995)*
Frances Dilley Broyles (1918 - 2007)
Palestine City Cemetery
Maintained by: Candice xo
Originally Created by: Bernard-Trigg
Record added: Apr 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19066604