Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Nora Littie Inman Conley

This obituary is from the Llano News and I have an almost identical one published in the May 19, 1966 issue of the Brownwood Bulletin.   

My maternal grandmother was born in Llano and had lived in Lampasas County before moving to Cherokee some time after the 1920 Census when the family was listed as residents of Adamsville, Texas.  Her death occurred on May 18, 1966.  Her death certificate gives the time of death as 2 AM.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Davis and Emily Cassels Inman, and her brothers: John Ira, Lee Iberia, Charles, and Eli Davis Inman.

I was in junior high when my Granny Conley died.  On that day I remember being awakened and told to come to breakfast.  Since I was still so sleepy I didn't realize how early it was or that it wasn't routine to have breakfast at that early hour with Mother and Daddy.  There were two eggs sunny side up already on my plate.  I think when I was seated I was told that Granny had died and then Daddy started to say grace before we ate.  He choked up and couldn't finish praying, so Mother finished the prayer.  How vividly I remember the eggs staring at me and not being able to eat. 

There is a memorial page for her on

1 comment:

  1. What a poignant memory.
    I imagine eggs were not on the top of your favorites list for awhile.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)