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Our condolences to the entire family: Mary died last week and her husband,
Sam J, a WWII Veteran, had passed away in '03, both in TX.
Mary's obituary, as seen at Legacy.com & published in the Houston [TX]
Chronicle on Nov. 27, 2013:
Mary J Poythress - She was a whirlwind until the day she died, November 22,
2013. She was born March 6, 1926, in Cordele, Georgia to Robert and Arrie
Jones and married Sam Poythress in 1946. She had three main loves in her
life: her church, garden club and bridge. As she traveled the world, she
supported Baptist mission activities and missionaries. She was very active
in Tallowood Baptist Church, Baptist World Alliance, as well as several
other religious organizations. Some of her proud achievements were winning
the silver medal in the Chelsea Flower show (London) in 2004, being
chairman of the Smokey Bear-Woodsy Owl yearly competition, and her many
years of design and judging flower shows.
She was also a Life Master Bridge player. Always proud of her family, she
is survived by 4 children: Paul (wife Judy), Debbie, Marianne and Stephen;
3 grandchildren: Brandon (wife Rachel), Aimee and Emma, and a great
grandson, Maddox. She wants no one to morn her passing as she lived her
life to the fullest, doing it her way, and was looking forward to meeting
her maker. Many thanks to all of those she depended upon from St. Mary's
Lane, The Terrace, Autumn Grove and Tallowood Baptist Church. A celebration
of her life will be held at Tallowood Baptist Church on Saturday November
30 at 11:00.
Find A Grave Memorial# 8002354, posted in Oct 2003, shows Sam J Poythress
was b.18 Sep 1919; d.14 Oct 2003; buried at Forest Park Cemetery in The
Woodlands, Montgomery Co, TX.
Sam's obit, as seen at Legacy.com & published in Houston [TX] Chronicle on
Oct. 17, 2003:
Sam J. Poythress
SAM J. POYTHRESS passed away October 14, 2003 in The Woodlands, Texas. He
was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on September 18, 1919. Sam grew up in
Shreveport and graduated from Fair Park High School. He was awarded a
scholarship to LSU in Baton Rouge and received a B.S. Degree in Petroleum
Engineering and Geology. He entered the United States Army just prior to
the attack on Pearl Harbor and rose to the rank of 1st. Lieutenant. Sam
served as a combat officer in North Africa, Italy and Southern France. Sam
received the Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and the
Purple Heart. After military service, he joined the Gulf Oil Corporation.
He lived and worked in South America, West Africa, the near East, the Far
East, Australia and Europe. After retirement, he returned to Shreveport,
but he continued to work as an independent petroleum geologist in North
America. While living in Houston, he coached softball and other youth
sports. Sam was a Charter Member of Tallowood Baptist Church. He is
survived by his children, Paul and his wife Judy and their son Brandon of
The Woodlands, TX. Debbie Anderson and her husband, Ray of Santa Rosa
Beach, FL, Marianne Radding and her husband Bill and their children, Aimee
and Emma of Austin,TX, and Stephen Poythress of Austin, TX. Graveside
services will be Friday October 17, 2003 at Centuries Memorial Park in
Shreveport La. at 2:00 P.M. For information you may contact Centuries
Funeral Home @ 318-686-4334
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