Dateline: November 11, 2004


Memorial services for Pauline Shepard Early, age 71, were held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2004, in the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon with Rev. James Ivey Edwards, Pastor, officiating.  The body was cremated.  Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Early died Tuesday, November 2, 2004, in Amarillo.  She was born January 31, 1933, in Graham, Texas, and was a resident of Amarillo before moving to Howardwick in 1995.  She married Julius E. Early on November 10, 1953, at Graham.  She had worked as a legal secretary and library and was the treasurer for NWT/NM Credit Union from 1975 until retiring in 1990.  She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Julius Early of Howardwick; two daughters, Glenna Hatley and husband Jimmy of Amarillo and Dr. Theresa Early and husband Doug Mooney of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Clinton Shepard of Titusville, Florida; James W. Shepard of Ford Worth; and Bill H. Shepard of New Orleans, Louisiana; two grandchildren, Jeremy Hatley and wife Jessica of Lubbock and Shanna Hatley of Amarillo.

The family requests that memorials be made to BSA Hospice in Amarillo or the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

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