Bonnie Fay Fleming

Carolyn Bethany Sosebee
(Taken from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal April 25, 2004)
(Bonnie (picture) was the wife of George Wylie Sosebee, a native of Bosque County
(Born November 13, 1911 in Walling Bend)

Services for Bonnie Fay Taliaferro Sosebee Fleming, 87, of Ropesville will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2004,
at the Ropesville Church of Christ with Don Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park
under the direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home. She died at her residence following a short illness Friday,
April 23, 2004.

Bonnie was born to Benjamin Mason and Emma Amelia Glenn Taliaferro in Plainview Oct. 27, 1916.
She married George Wylie Sosebee in Plainview April 15, 1936. They resided in the Lakeview and the Abernathy
communities before moving to the Ropesville Project Community in January 1944. Bonnie and Wylie were involved
in farming, and raising horses, cattle and other livestock. Wylie died May 24, 1975. Bonnie moved from the farm
and built a home in Ropesville in April 1978. She married Clarence Elmer “C.E.” Fleming Oct. 30,
1981. C.E. died Feb. 20, 1985. Bonnie was a member of the Ropesville Church of Chri st, a homemaker,
and enjoyed her time as a member of the Ropesville Senior Citizens. She was also preceded in death by a son,
Bartie Dan Sosebee, April 22, 1937; two brothers, Elvin Lee Taliaferro and Lloyd Mason Taliaferro; and a sister, Thelma Lillie Taliaferro.

Survivors include a son, Troyce Wylie and wife, Carolyn Faye Bethany Sosebee, of Abilene; four daughters, Patsy
Gayle Sosebee and husband, John Robert Smith, of Ropesville, Kaye Nell Sosebee and husband, Robert John Wylie,
of Big Spring, Linda Janeen Sosebee and husband, Richard Wayne Burns, of Round Rock, and Bonnie Sue Sosebee
and husband, Robert Michal Coker, of Ropesville; 13 grandchildren, Robert Randall and Mary Pat Bevers Smith of
Ropesville, LaWana Gayle Smith and Randall Duane Ferguson of Levelland, D’lene Kaye Wylie of Big Spring, Larry
Alan and Rebecca Lee “Becky” Evans Smith of Ropesville, Sherry ReBeka Smith Airhart of Ropesville, Janeen Beth
Burns Jones of Round Rock, Amanda June “Amy” Sosebee and husband, Lee Eric Butt of Chardon, of Ohio,
Tamora Leah Burns of Austin, Pamela Ann Sosebee and husband, Larry Shane Luckey, of Ft. McCord, Wash., Kenneth
Don and wife, Dianna Davis Suter, of Mesquite, Suzahn Rachelle Suter and husband, John F. Swetish, of Colorado
Springs, Colo., Troy Keith Sosebee of Abilene, and Jason Wylie Sosebee of Washington, D.C.; two step-grandchildren,
Elizabeth Ann Coker and husband, Daniel J. Franklin, of Smyer, and Rebecca Lynn Coker and husband, John Graves,
of Levelland; 26 great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers
and honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Robert Randall Smith, Larry Alan Smith, Kenneth Don
Suter, Troy Keith Sosebee, Jason Wylie Sosebee, Randall Duane Ferguson, Larry Shane Luckey, Lee Eric Butt, John
F. Swetish, Robert Andrew “Robby” Smith, Raymond Duane Ferguson, Johnathan Robert Ferguson, Brian Keith
Smith, Casey Don Jones, Anthony Jerome Lara, and Mark Lee Carrasco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Ropesville Church of Christ, 301 Hockley Main, Ropesville, Texas 79358; Lubbock Children’s Home, P.O. Box
2449, Lubbock, Texas 79408; or West Texas Centers for MHMR, 319 Runnels, Big Spring, Texas 79720. The family
will receive friends at Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home, 4444 South Loop 289, Sunday, April 25, 2004, from 2
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