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The Hamilton Herald-News

Hamilton County , Texas  

11 January, 1990


Mavis Oliva Doggett Barkley, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 4, in the Leisure Lodge Nursing Home after a short illness. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ike Tennison and Rev. Cal Hoffman officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hamilton.


She was born Oct. 16, 1900 , in Hamilton and was a lifelong resident of the area. Her parents were E. E. (Ras) Doggett and Frances Santy Doggett.


On July 3, 1920 , she married William Guffie Barkley who survives her in Hamilton . She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church.


She is also survived by a son, Bill Barkley, and his wife Claudine; three grandchildren, Dr. Hal Barkley and wife Vickie, Dr. Robert Barkley,  and Todd Barkley; four great grandchildren, Brent, William, Rachel and Daniel Barkley.


She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.


Pallbearers were Johnny Harris, Erwin Hengst, Bert Schrank, Bill Craig, Frank Johnson, Carl Burrows, Neal heath, Jim Heath and Robert Witzsche.




We are most grateful for the many acts of kindness, prayers, food and other deeds shown to us during the illness and death of our loved one, Mavis Doggett Barkley.


Special thanks go to Dr. Tan, Dr. Ike Tennison, Rev. Cal Hoffman, Evelyn Locke, the employees of Leisure Lodge Nursing Home and the directors, officers and employees of the Hamilton National Bank.


Guffie Barkley

Bill and Claudine Barkley

Dr. Hal and Vicki Barkley, Brent and William

Dr. Robert Barkley, Daniel and Rachel

Todd Barkley


 Shared by Roy Ables



Vernita "Nita" Bullington, 83, of Brownwood, died May 7, 2001 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel on May 10 with Dr. Steve McMeans officiating. Burial was at the IOOF Cemetery in Hamilton. 

She was born Aug. 17, 1917 in Crawford, the daughter of George and Antonio Ripple Sless. She was a 1935 graduate of Crawford High School and was married to James Waldo Lee Bullington on May 1, 1938 in Hamilton. He preceded her in death on May 18, 1988. 

Mrs. Bullington moved to Brownwood in August of 1978 where she joined the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. She was a very active member there for 22 years, serving as secretary to the Sunday school department, singing with the adult senior choir and coordinating Wednesday night dinners. 

She joined the Hospital Auxiliary in 1989 and had served as president from January 1998 until June of 1999, volunteering for 10,543 hours. 

In 1999 the Columbia Hospital awarded her the Outstanding Humanitarian Award. She was also a member of the Caring and Sharing Club, Brownwood Community Concert Association and the AARP. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and two sisters. 

Survivors include her sister, Earline Mattiza of Brownwood; three nieces, Dolores Thomas and husband Dalton of Brownwood, Cleta Garms and husband Harold of Andrews and Joy Williams of Hurst; two nephews, Jerry Bullington of Hooks and Gene Bullington of Hamilton; a sister-in-law, Naomi Bullington of Hamilton and several great-nieces and nephews. Davis-Morris Funeral Home



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by Elreeta Crain Weathers, B.A., M.Ed.,  
(also Mrs.,  Mom, and Ph. T.)

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