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Reba Jane Arnold

Female 1929 - 2005  (76 years)


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  • Name Reba Jane Arnold  [1, 2
    Born 3 Mar 1929  Geneva, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Aug 2005  Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Myrtle Springs Cemetery, Geneva, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • The Sabine County Reporter
      August 17, 2005, Page 14

      Reba Hankla

      Reba Jane Arnold Hankla, 76, of Geneva passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin after a lengthy battle with diabetes.

      Her families settled in the East Texas area in the early 1800s. Reba was a great historian of Sabine and San Augustine counties.

      Mrs. Hankla was born March 3, 1928, in Geneva to Dewey and Burlie McGown Arnold. She married Hiram (Coy) Hankla on March 21, 1959 (sic), at McMahan's chapel.

      Reba was a lifelong Methodist and a descendant of Samuel Doak McMahan. She operated the Geneva Post Office for nearly 20 years. She was widowed early in life and lovingly raised her five children.

      Her surviving children are Mary Jane Hankla Ryan and husband Bill of Houston, Martha Hankla Pitts and husband Phil of Plano, Sam A. Hankla and his wife Marilyn of Lufkin, Tina Marie Tallachi and husband Ray of Houston, and Jim Ann Hankla of Lufkin. She is also survived by a brother, Thomas H. Arnold and wife Lynn of Nederland; a sister, Bonnie Blackerby and husband Frank of Milam; nine grandchildren, Michael Ryan, Patrick Ryan, Haley Pitts, Caleb Hankla and wife Amanda, Scarlett Hankla, Seth Hankla, Darien Tallachi, Janna Partin, and Colt Partin; one great-grandchild, Lexi Hankla; and sisters-in-law, Ernestine Henry of Nacogdoches, Florine Ramsey of Austin, Allen Hankla of San Augustine, and Janice Daniel of Nederland.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Hankla on May 1, 1960; parents, Burlie and Dewey Arnold, and a brother, Dewey Wilton Arnold.

      Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with the Rev. Robert Gilcrease and Richard Smith officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Springs Cemetery in Geneva.

      Arrangements were handled by Wyman Roberts Funeral Directors in San Augustine.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, October 2011)
    Person ID I38189  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2011 

    Father Dewey Bronson Arnold,   b. 16 Nov 1897, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1984, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Burlie Jane McGown,   b. 9 Aug 1901, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1994, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1927  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F11683  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Hiram Coy "Jim" Hankla,   b. 21 May 1923, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1960, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1949  McMahan's Chapel, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
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    Last Modified 27 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F11684  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1929 - Geneva, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Aug 2005 - Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), August 17, 2005, Page 14 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), September 14, 1994, Page 10, obituary of Burlie McGown Arnold (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S327] Dore, Barbara Yancey (RootsLady@rootslady.com) "Southeast Texas Regional Gedcom Project" http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bydore_1, (Dore, Barbara Yancey "Southeast Texas Regional Gedcom Project"; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bydore_1 ; Updated Tue Feb 24 22:17:40 2004 This Gedcom contains many regionally located but sometimes unconnected Southeast Texas persons. Some of the information has been collected during Barbara's past 35 years of family research. Many undocumented families in the area are included. ALWAYS verify!!).

    4. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), September 14, 1994, Page 10 (Reliability: 3).