Amelia Stone Brister
Submitted by Edgar on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:52am
Amelia Stone Brister, 83, passed away December 3, 2013 at Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Springdale, Arkansas. She was born January 5, 1930 in Richland Springs, Texas. Amelia was the daughter of Dr. Ira O. Stone and Agnes Howarth Chadwick. Millie grew up in San Saba, Texas. She graduated from San Saba High School in 1949. While in high school, Millie was a Candy Striper at San Saba Memorial Hospital. Millie married Roy David Brister on October 7, 1950. They were married 50 years. After leaving San Saba, she lived in Blum, Odem, and Orange Grove, Texas. She sang in the choir, helped with VBS, and enjoyed the Women’s
Guild. In Arkansas, Millie attended Elmdale Baptist Church. There she was a member of Senior Adult Choir, took day trips with the Seasoned Saints and made many friends. In 2001, Millie moved to Springdale, Arkansas where she was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church in Orange Grove. Millie is survived by her children Kathy Rokohl and husband Frank of Corpus Christi, Texas, Millie Jo Christopher and husband Tim of San Antonio, Texas, Roy David Brister Jr. and wife Kelly of Springdale, Arkansas, Ira Brister and wife Shirley of Turlock, California, Cliff Brister and wife Danine of Sonora, Texas, Brad Brister and wife Kristen of Katy, Texas; 18 grandchildren: Jennifer, J.B., Cody R., Missy, Timothy, Sherry, Julie, Brandy, Eli, Patti, Cameron, Shane, Casie, Sarah, Mandy, Cody K., Emmaline, Braden, Jackson; and 12 great-grandchildren: Victoria, Olivia, Mary Jane, Tiago, Damien, Jocelyn, Abigail, Collin, Jack, Sabrina, Julia and Brady. Millie is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Ira O. Stone and Mrs. Agnes Howath Stone, husband Roy David Brister, and grandson Robert Wayne Brister. Visitation was held Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Blaylock Funeral Home, San Saba, Texas. Interment followed at Colony Cemetery
in San Saba, Texas immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas, 72762 or your local hospice.
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