Georgia Faye Huffman | 1930-2018

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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Georgia Faye Huffman

Georgia Faye Huffman, 88, died Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Round Rock.

Funeral is 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, at First Baptist Church in Montague with Dr. Bennie Slack officiating. Burial will follow at Montague cemetery.

White Family Funeral Home of Bowie is handling arrangements.

Georgia Faye McConnell Allen Huffman was born May 26, 1930, to George S. and Faye E. Reed McConnell in Hereford, where they lived until her high school years.

During World War II, her father moved to Washington D.C. and worked for the Navy as an electrician. Georgia attended Eastern High School in Washington, D.C.. She moved to Dell City in 1946. She had a bachelors of science in English, physical education and music from Sul Ross (College) University. Georgia was a member of Beta Gamma Phi Upsilon and Mu Phi Music Sorority. She married Henry (Hank) Riley Huffman in 1953.

Together they pursued careers in education, and traveled to 11 different countries and most of the United States.

Georgia taught school for more than 30 years in Texas. She taught music, PE, science and English in Odessa, Imperial, Dell City, Grapevine, Newark, Alvord and at Northwest High School. She also taught at Barrigada Jr. High School in Guam. After retiring from teaching, she taught piano students at her home.

Georgia Faye sang in college musicals, at many weddings and with the USO in the 1940s. She played piano, organ and saxophone. She played the organ at the First Baptist Church in Alvord, First Baptist Church Montague and Memorial Baptist in Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Betty OBannion; and grandson Chad Crawford.

She is survived by her children, Margaret C. Hinton and husband, Roger, of Taylor, Robert G.Allen and wife, Debra, of Ebbe, Wash., John David Huffman of Abilene and Deborah S. Kunisch and husband, Robert, of Taylor; foster children Becky Stephenson Wood and husband, Bill, of Garland and Henry Buckland Stephenson and wife, Debbie, of Lipan; 11 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and sister Dolores Young of Lubbock.

Donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of Montague, P.O. Box 306, Montague, TX 76251 or Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 90, Taylor, TX 76574.

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