About Avis Raye Eiland:
Rockdale Reporter, Thur., 10 Nov 2005
Funeral services for Avis Raye Yoakum, 92, of Temple, formerly
of Rockdale, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale
with Rev. Douglas Springer and Rev. Earl Pruett officiating. Interment followed in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Yoakum died Saturday, Nov. 5, at Weston Inn Health Center in Temple. A Temple residence for the past
23 years, she was born Dec. 8, 1912, in Milam County to Joseph L. and Willie (Hazel) Eiland. Mrs. Yoakum
was a long distance operator for over 23 years with Southwestern Bell Telephone. She was a member of
Rockdale Full Gospel Church while in Rockdale, then Memorial Baptist Church in Temple. Mrs. Yoakum
was a member of Southwestern Bell Pioneers and Scott & White Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Yellowbirds
with over 2,000 hours of volunteering.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe S. ?Hootie?
Yoakum; four brothers, Vernon, Emory, Otis and Floyd W. Yoakum; a sister, Anna Ione Pruett; and her
parents. Survivors are a daughter, Earlene Jennings and husband Roy of Temple; two granddaughters,
Janet Mezynski and husband Walter and Karen Taylor and husband Doyle, all of Temple; two brothers, Nolan
Eiland of Houston and Curtis Eiland and wife Jean of Belton; two sisters, Edna Mae Dubois of Milano
and Laura Hill and husband M.D. ?Tom? of Temple; also, two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren,
three great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Gary Eiland,
Stephen Eiland, Kelly Lemmans, Eldon Brumbelow, Doyle Taylor and Walter Mezynski.
may be made to Scott & White Hospital Cancer Research.