Dateline: August 28, 2003
services for Lawana Cruse, age 65, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday,
August 24, 2003, at the Church of Christ in Turkey with Stuart Smith and
J.D. Nance officiating. Burial
was held at Dreamland Cemetery under the direction of Myers-Long Funeral
Directors of Turkey.
was born February 7, 1938, in Bridle Bit, Texas, to Fletcher and Erma
Wynn. She passed away August 21, 2003, in Plainview at Covenant Hospital.
was involved in several organizations including founder of the Turkey
Heritage Foundation, president of the Hall County Heritage Foundation,
board member of the Turkey Roost Museum, Turkey Jamboree coordinator,
founder of the Turkey Gem Theatre, member of the Lions Club, and a member
of the Church of Christ. She
was also a Life Gift donor.
was proceeded in death by four brothers; Oran Wynn, Burl Wynn, Karl Cruse,
and Everette Cruse; one sister, Norene Clark; and two husbands, Robert
Gragson and Tommy Van Cruse.
include two daughters, Debra Smith of Silverton and Melody Hysinger of
Clarendon; three sons, Robert Gragson of Pine Bluff, Alaska; Lee Cruse of
Happy; and Brett Cruse of Round Rock, Texas; four sisters, Edna Huffines
of Canyon; Inez Payne of the Keys, Florida; Joy Martin of Clarendon; and
Glenda Perry of Lubbock; two brothers, Doyle Wynn of Estelline and Jim
Wynn of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
family asks any donations be made to the Turkey Heritage Foundation in
care of the City of Turkey.
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