The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


September 16, 2013

Jessie Strayhorn

Jessie Strayhorn of Copeville passed away Sept. 13, 2013, at Graham Regional Medical Center in Graham.

Mr. Strayhorn was born in Searcy, Ark., in 1933 to Rufey and Bulah Ketchersid Strayhorn. Mr. Strayhorn married his beloved wife Annie in Vernon on Sept. 10, 1956, and worked as a home repairman throughout his life.

Surviving Jessie are his wife, Annie Strayhorn of Copeville; daughters Patricia Ashford and husband Roy of Desoto, Sue Hayes and husband Jim of Desoto, Paula Batton of Copeville, and Camille Crouchman and husband Tod of The Colony; and one son, Jessie Strayhorn Jr. and wife Vicky of Caddo Mills. Other survivors include two brothers, James Strayhorn of Copeville and Wayne Strayhorn of Wichita Falls, 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Martin.

Services are at 10 a.m. today at the Hurst Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville with Bro. Butch Bruton officiating.

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