OLETA POUNDS SURLES, 88, of Rockwall, TX, passed
away October 26, 2005. Interment was in the Rest
Haven Memorial Park.
She was born September 19, 1917, in Wizard Wells, TX,
to Glenn & Virginia Pounds and reared in Ranger, TX.
Oleta attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1936.
She married Wendell Surles of Cisco, TX, in 1940 and
moved to Dallas where they lived until moving to Austin
in the early 1970’s. They celebrated their retirement
years at Cedar Creek Lake. Oleta’s beloved Wendell
preceded her in death in 1997. She then moved to Rockwall
to spend her remaining days with her cherished daughter
and family. Oleta was an avid and gifted golfer and
played through her 83rd year. She was a member of Lake
Pointe Church, where she attended services regularly.
At the time of her death, she was survived by her loving
family; her daughter and son-in-law Carol and Don Brewer
of Rockwall; grandchildren: Doug and Kathy Brewer of Point,
Greg and Karen Brewer of Rockwall, and Holly and Darren
Sapp of Rockwall. She is also survived by 10 great-grand-
children who adored her. Oleta also leaves behind two
brothers: Adron Pounds (RHS-1932) of Arlington, and Joe
Bob Pounds (RHS-1941) of North Port, AL; as well as her
sister and brother-in-law, Inez (RHS-1936) & J.T. Belknap
(RHS-1930) of Killeen; plus numerous nieces and nephews
with whom she maintained very close relationships.