Joe Sanford "Hootie" Yoakum Family


Joe Sanford "Hootie" Yoakum Family

Husband: Joe Sanford "Hootie" Yoakum

Born: 06 Aug 1911at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Married: 08 Sep 1931at: Temple, Bell Co, Tx
Died: 09 Feb 1983at: 
Buried: at: Oaklawn Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Father: Joe Yoakum
Mother: Stella Chadlock

Wife: Avis Raye Eiland

Born: 08 Dec 1912at: Fletcher, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 08 Nov 2005at: Oak Lawn Cemetery
Buried: at: Oak Lawn Cemetery
Father: Joseph Leander (J L) Eiland
Mother: Willie Hazell


Name: Earlene Faye Yoakum
Born: 11 Feb 1932at: Gay Hill, Milam Co, Tx
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Roy Elvin Jennings  

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About Avis Raye Eiland:

Rockdale Reporter, Thur., 10 Nov 2005
Funeral services for Avis Raye Yoakum, 92, of Temple, formerly of Rockdale, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Douglas Springer and Rev. Earl Pruett officiating. Interment followed in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Yoakum died Saturday, Nov. 5, at Weston Inn Health Center in Temple. A Temple residence for the past 23 years, she was born Dec. 8, 1912, in Milam County to Joseph L. and Willie (Hazel) Eiland. Mrs. Yoakum was a long distance operator for over 23 years with Southwestern Bell Telephone. She was a member of Rockdale Full Gospel Church while in Rockdale, then Memorial Baptist Church in Temple. Mrs. Yoakum was a member of Southwestern Bell Pioneers and Scott & White Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Yellowbirds with over 2,000 hours of volunteering.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe S. ?Hootie? Yoakum; four brothers, Vernon, Emory, Otis and Floyd W. Yoakum; a sister, Anna Ione Pruett; and her parents. Survivors are a daughter, Earlene Jennings and husband Roy of Temple; two granddaughters, Janet Mezynski and husband Walter and Karen Taylor and husband Doyle, all of Temple; two brothers, Nolan Eiland of Houston and Curtis Eiland and wife Jean of Belton; two sisters, Edna Mae Dubois of Milano and Laura Hill and husband M.D. ?Tom? of Temple; also, two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gary Eiland, Stephen Eiland, Kelly Lemmans, Eldon Brumbelow, Doyle Taylor and Walter Mezynski.

Memorials may be made to Scott & White Hospital Cancer Research.

Revised: 16-Aug-16  05:40 PM