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Molly Bernice "Bee" Hamrick Southard
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1915
Agua Dulce
Nueces County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1974
Gray County
Texas, USA

Bee, the daughter of Leonard Rush "L.R." Hamrick (1885-1952) and Permelia Angaline "Mealy" Dennis (1889-1965), was the fourth of eleven children. While raising their children, the Hamricks move all around Texas and even sojourned to a few other states as well. Around 1931, Bee married Guy Ivy Holly (1912-2005), the son of Larkin Christopher "Wease" Holly (1879-1949) and Yoby Emaline Holly (1880-1941). The couple had two daughters and a son.

On May 28, 1949, Bee married Edwin Raymond Southard (1914-2005) the son of William Southard (1891-1978) and Flossie Maize Hite (1893-1968). He was a widower with one daughter, Jeanette Edwina Southard (1940-2008), age 8 at the time of the wedding. Their family became "Your's, Mine & Our's" when their son was born July 1953.

Their life was centered around God and family. Working hard as a domestic engineer, Bee still found time to be very active at Central Church of Christ where she was a member, to hold PTA offices through her son's school career and be Den Mother for his Boy Scout troup. She was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother.

On February 8, 1974, after a long battle with cancer, Bee was relesed from pain and suffering to embark on her final journey. Her parents, four sisters, one brother, four grandsons, and two granddaughters preceded her in death. She was survived by her husband, two daughters, two sons, eleven grandchildren, two sisters, three brothers and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Services were at the Central Church of Christ on Fridat, February 8, 1974 at 10:00 a.m. in Pampa, Texas. Officiating was Robert L. McDonald, Pastor Central Church of Christ, assisted by long time friend and former Pastor J.B. Gillpatrick currently of Dallas, Texas.

Pallbearers: Harold Call, George Mortime, Conner Hicks, Kenny Nachlinger, Flip Darcy and Charlie Patton.

Family links: 
  Leonard Rush Hamrick (1885 - 1952)
  Permelia Angaline Dennis Hamrick (1889 - 1965)
  Guy Ivy Holly (1912 - 2005)
  Edwin Raymond Southard (1914 - 2005)
  Yoby Angaline Holly Southard (1936 - 2011)*
  Ila Farrell Hamrick Knowles (1908 - 1961)*
  Opal Creaola Hamrick (1910 - 1916)*
  David Burton Hamrick (1913 - 1950)*
  Molly Bernice Hamrick Southard (1915 - 1974)
  Dwinna Lorene Hamrick Crane (1918 - 1996)*
  Eunice Hamrick White (1921 - 2000)*
  Leonard Rush Hamrick (1923 - 1980)*
  J. D. Hamrick (1924 - 1994)*
  Artha Elaine Hamrick (1926 - 1926)*
  Don Clifford Hamrick (1929 - 2004)*
  Sarah Nadean Hamrick Johnson (1932 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Gray County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec 5-5A-8
Maintained by: Ninny
Originally Created by: Mike C
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49292036
Molly Bernice Bee <i>Hamrick</i> Southard
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Many memories of you Aunt Bee. I still miss and think of you often You took me to my first play Texas. We ate your home grown tomatoes for lunch. No one could forget your biscuits. Most of all, no one could forget you. Your beautiful kind heart and when b...(Read more)
- farrell schleu
 Added: Jul. 16, 2013
In my Rose Garden of memories, I see you standing there. An angel in disguise, who taught me how to care. I long to hear your voice - for real not in my dreams. I am missing you so much .......... Love & Hugs!
- Jeanette Lea
 Added: Jun. 30, 2013
Dear Mother Bee, it has been almost 40 years since you've been gone, yet I still dream of you. Both my daughter and granddaughter ask me at different times how old they were when you died when we both know they were not yet a twinkle in anyone eyes! Those...(Read more)
- Jeanette Lea
 Added: Jun. 27, 2013

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