(October 23, 1937 – February 17, 2013)
Lela Foreman, 75, of the Telephone, Texas went to be with her Lord And Savior, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas.
Funeral services will be 2:00P.M. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Telephone Baptist Church. Rev. Bryan Everett will be the officiant. Grandsons, Garrett Foreman, Todd Foreman, Jared Foreman, Josh Foreman, Matt Foreman and nephew, Mark Hohenberger will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow at Gum Springs Cemetery in the Carson Community. The family will receive friends and family from 7 to 8 P.M. Wed., Feb. 20, 2013 at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Honey Grove, Texas.
Lela Mae was born Oct. 23, 1937 to parents, Earl D. and Ruby Mattie Lee Neely Conyers in the Allens Chapel Community. Lela married Wendell Laron Foreman August 19, 1956 at the Vineyard Grove Baptist Church in Allens Chapel. He passed away Oct. 4, 1967. She was a member of the Telephone Baptist Church. She received her college education at East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas where she received her Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Education. She had taught at Sam Rayburn ISD for thirty years upon her retirement. Lela was active in the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority and had held numerous positions in local and state offices. She had served two terms as a Texas Silver Haired Legislator.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Hohenberger.
Mrs. Foreman is survived by her loving family, Son, Roger Foreman of Telephone, TX; Daughter, Connie Murchison & husband, Barry of Powderly, TX; Donald Foreman & wife, Patty of Telephone, TX; Brother, Robert Earl Conyers & wife, Martha Jane of Allens Chapel. Grand Daughters, Miranda Elkin, Stasya Foreman, Ciara Foreman. Grandsons, Garrett Foreman & wife, Erin, Todd Foreman, Jared Foreman, Josh Foreman & Matt Foreman.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Gum Springs Cemetery Association, c/o Danna Swindell, Treasurer, 1837 CR 2925, Dodd City, Texas 75438 Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home 803 East Main Street Honey Grove, Texas 75446 (903)378-2291 E-Mail: [email protected] Fax (903) 378-3030