Person:Edwin Sears (1)

Edwin Hansford Sears
b.11 Sep 1917 Lipan, Hood,. TX
m. 8 Jul 1896
  1. Marie M. SEARS1897 - 1986
  2. James Ross SEARS1900 - 1957
  3. Faye Bell SEARS1903 - 1986
  4. Bessie Lea Sears1906 - 1991
  5. Edwin Hansford Sears1917 - 1989
  1. Joseph Rodney Sears1952 - 1974
Facts and Events
Name Edwin Hansford Sears
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 Sep 1917 Lipan, Hood,. TX
Marriage to Opal Geraldine Hood
Death? 14 Jun 1989 Lipan, Hood, Texas, United States

Edwin Hansford (Ted) Sears, 71, died Wednesday, June 14 inGranbury. Sears, a native of Hood County, was born in Lipan onSeptember 11, 1917.

His grandparents settled in Hood County in 1866. Hisgrandfather, John Bryant Sears, was involved in the Point ofTimbers Indian fight and was deputy sheriff at the time ofNelson "Cooney" Mitchell’s trial. Sears’ grandfather also servedas an early commissioner of Precinct One and was commissioner atthe time the present courthouse was constructed.

Sears’ aunt and uncle were among the Class of 1873 at Add-RanCollege in Thorp Springs. That institution is now known as TexasChristian University.

His father, George T. Sears, was a mail carrier between Lipanand Weatherford from 1894-1900. He was also a rancher and bankerin the Lipan area.

Sears attended Lipan Public Schools and graduated in 1935; helater attended John Tarleton College.

Sears was deputy sheriff under Oscar Campbell and served as vicepresident of First National Bank in Granbury and was namedpresident of First National Bank in Lipan in 1956 and wasserving in that capacity at the time of his death. He also hadextensive ranching interests in Hood, Erath, Palo Pinto, andParker counties.

He married Jerrye Hood on Aug. 30, 1944 in Perrin. Sears, amember of the Baptist Church, was preceded in death by a son,Rodney, in 1974 and a granddaughter, Celene, in 1988.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17 at First BaptistChurch in Lipan with Rev. Frank Harris and Rev. Tom Couricofficiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Pall Bearers were nephews Ben Gilbert, Jack Baker, Jack Sears,Jim Sears, John Hendrick, and Tom Vandiver.

Honorary pallbearers were Bennie Swenson, John Luton, VaughnAddison, Bob Herrin, E. N. McPherson, Carter Lambertson, A. B.Gilbert, Bill Hurley, Lee Young, Dr. John L. Roan, D. J. and JoHall, Bill and Sandra Midkiff, Eileen Wilson, Mildred Neely,Blondie Compton, Averil Harris, Cotton Whitehead, JuanitaMcCauley, Beck and Louise Allen, and Bobbie Howard.

Survivors are his wife, Jerrye Sears of Lipan; two sons, TimSears of Houston, and Dan Sears of Cedar Hill; onedaughter-in-law and her husband Patty and Troy Ranspot ofWeatherford; three granddaughters, Jackie Sears of Weatherfordand Natalie and Amanda Sears both of Irving; two sisters, BessieLea Hendrick of Mineral Wells and Esther Ruth Gibson of Pampaand several other relatives.

Martin’s Funeral Home directed the services.

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