Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1926

Plummer Lemley PLUMMER SMITH LEMLEY, 76, died in Jan. 24, 1982, in Ranger, TX, with burial near there in Cross Roads Cemetery. He was born in Eastland County on Nov. 6, 1906, to Emitt S. & Mary J. Thurman Lemley. Plummber attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1926 and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Nora Frances Carothers in 1932 and she died in 2007. His siblings were Aletha Lemley, Cottie Lemley Woods (RHS-1924), & Mavarine Bryson (RHS-1924). WIFE: NORA FRANCES CAROTHERS LEMLEY, 98, passed away June 18, 2007 in Lubbock, TX with burial at Crossroads Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Frances was born to J.C. & Nora Belle Carothers in Milan, MO, on March 8, 1909. As a child, she lived in Northern Missouri, graduating from Pattonsburg High School. She moved with her parents to Ranger, TX, in 1926. Nora attended Ranger Jr. College & Hardin-Simmons University. In 1932, she married Plummer S. Lemley (RHS-1926) and they lived in Ranger & Grapeland, TX, and spent another 25 years in northern New Mexico where he was employed as a plants manager for Southern Union Gas Company. After retirement, they lived once again in Ranger where her husband preceded her in death in Jan. of 1982. She moved to Lubbock, TX in 1997 & lived there until her death. She was a person of great faith and wisdom, a blessing to her friends and family, a life-long active member of the Church of Christ wherever she lived. She is survived by her only son, Steven, of Westlake Village, CA, three grandchildren, & five great-grandchildren.