Date of Birth: January 11, 1980 Simsboro, Texas
Date of Death: September 20, 1954 Teague, TX
Place of Burial: Cotton Gin Cemetery
US 84 to FM 1366 N to CR 930 East
31° 40' 48" N / 96° 5' 45" W
Has Marker: No
Grave Location: Unknown
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Photos: courtesy cnn.com, Cemetery entrance/Texas Historical marker by the author