Mattie Leta Fullingim Denton
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Mattie Leta Denton

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Memorial services for Mattie Leta Denton of Crosbyton, a lifelong Crosby County resident, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church. Dr. Lester B. Griffin, pastor, officiated.

Burial was made in Crosbyton Cemetery, Adams Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Serving as pallbearers were Junior Steen, Ted Karr, Jimmy Karr, Woodrow Robertson, Dennis Robertson and R. H. Farris Jr.

Mrs. Denton, 84, was claimed by death at 7:50 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary´s Hospital in Lubbock following a prolonged illness.

The former Mattie Leta Fullingim was born May 18, 1901 at Emma. Her father, the late John K. Fullingim, was Crosby County sheriff for six years at Emma and later served for six years as a county commissioner in Crosbyton.

Mrs. Denton´s husband, Guy Ellen Denton, preceded her in death in September 1969.

She worked in the auxiliary of World War I and was a city employee for 11 1/2 years.

Survivors include two stepdaughters, Jeannie Maddox and Mary Boyle, both of Abilene; two sisters, Mrs. R. J. (Irene) Coffey of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Dessie Walters of Irving, and four nieces.

Crosbyton Review, November 31, 1985

Submitted by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum

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