|GEORGE CALVIN LEWIS
June 15, 1954
CLASS OF 1973
|EMMA LOUISE "LEMONS"
April 03, 1933
June 13, 2018;
CLASS OF 1951
|EMMA LOUISE "LEMONS" LEATON
April 03, 1933 - June 13, 2018;
CLASS OF 1951
Born to James Henry Lemons and Minnie Etta Theobald on April 3, 1933 in Gainesville, Texas.
She married the love of her life, Billie Joe Leaton, Sr. on November 3, 1947. He was a proud member of the United States Air Force and
she proudly followed him wherever his assignments took him. During most of those years, they had six children in tow. She was a
homemaker until her last child started school. She loved to sew for her family and friends and worked as a seamstress to help the family
make money. She went to work at Frontier Manor Nursing Home (now River Valley) as the Activity Director. She loved helping to make
life more enjoyable for all her residents. They played bingo, cards, had visits with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and invited many local
musicians to come and play for them on Saturday nights. She has a beautiful soprano voice and sang with many of the bands that came
to play. She led music at several of the churches they attended.
She is survived by her daughters, Jimmie Frances Almon and Bettye Camp, both of Gainesville. Daughter and son in-law Livia and Marty
Kendrick of Auburn, Washington. Sons Don Leaton of Palestine and Jack and Lena Leaton of Euless. Grandchildren Ginger and Ricky
Lemons, Tami Perkins, Russell and C.C. Almon, Michael Almon, James and Jan Lie Almon, Johnny and Jenny Leaton, Christy Leaton and
Gary Henry, David Leaton, Vince Kendrick and Jeff Leaton. Great-grandchildren Katie and Nathan Taylor, Thomas and Kacie Lemons,
Justin Perkins, Kelsey Perkins, Wade Perkins, Maxwell Henry, Nicholas Henry and Damaris Almon. Great-great grandchildren Ella
Lemons, Jayton Lemons and Little Man.
She was proceeded in death by her husband of 59 years, Bill Leaton, her parents, her sons Billie Joe Leaton, Jr and Tommy Leaton, a
daughter in-law, Alberta Louise Leaton. Brothers Larkin Lemons, Carol Lemons, Robert Lemons and Dick Lemons. Sisters Ruby Selder,
Lorene Mercer and Betty Richey. Many nieces, nephews and friends. She is also survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Wymon
and Adrienne Leaton.
Funeral services for Louise were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Larry
Kremling officiating. Burial followed in the New Resthaven Cemetery. A visitation was held the hour prior to the service.