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Georgia Myers Ogle
Carrollton High School
Carrollton, Dallas Co., Texas
Mrs. Ogle, in deep
appreciation of the many services that you have rendered and because of your
loyalty and services to Carrollton High School, we, the Staff of the Lion's
Roar, dedicate this edition of the yearbook to you. This is too small for us to
do in your honor, yet it is a little way in which all of us may have a share.
Thank you, Mrs. Ogle, for what you have done for Carrollton High School
TRIBUTE TO FOUNDING PRESIDENT
by Virginia Bramblitt Owens
Pioneer family daughter, homemaker, historian, writer, lecturer, high
school English teacher, destined to be "special" in her community!
On Monday, April 28, 1913 a little girl was born to George William and
Sarah Shelton (Sallie) Myers and they would call her Georgia. She
was named for Grandfather George Franklin Myers, Great Uncle George
Fyke, and Great Aunt Emma Kennedy Jackson. Her forbearers (Myers, Fyke,
Kennedy and Perry families) were all in the local area before 1850.
Her Great-great-Grandfather David Myers organized the oldest
Baptist church in continual existence in Dallas County, now Highland
Baptist Church of Carrollton, on May 10, 1846. Georgia says that one of
her greatest joys was serving as Church Clerk and recording minutes in a
beautiful old leather-bound ledger in which her paternal
Great-Grandfather John Miller Myers and her maternal Grandfather, W. D.
Fyke has also made entries.
She was married to H. Ray Ogle, son of the late Mr. and Mrs.. C.
B. Ogle, in a ceremony at the First Baptist Church, Carrollton on April
6, 1939, with Rev. Preston Taylor presiding. Georgia and Ray have no
children but boast of eleven nieces and nephews, eleven great nieces and
nephews (always expecting one more) and a host of ex-students who all
seem like their own children and of whom parents could not be prouder!
Leadership, inborn from preceding generations, have been the
mantle falling to Georgia Ogle. She was unanimously elected charter
president of Peters Colony Historical Society. When the Bicentennial
Committee was elected to plan activities for the community, she was
asked to write the history of Farmers Branch and Carrollton. Her book
entitled ELM FORK SETTLEMENTS was published in 1977. She spent 36
years teaching English and journalism at the local high school, from
which she had graduated in 1929 in a class of nine girls only, six of
whom became school teachers. Her bachelor and masters degrees were
earned from Texas Woman's University in Denton.
In her ten year history, Peters Colony Historical Society has
looked to Georgia for many contributions to the official publication:
ELM FORK ECHOES. She was responsible for the reprinting of George
Jackson's SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS. She cooperated with others in
researching and preparing materials to secure a State Marker for
Highland Baptist Church, a City Marker for Pioneer Park and provided the
research and secured the State Marker at Perry Cemetery and the City
Marker at Pioneer Park for Volunteer Firemen, all located in the city of
Carrollton. She suggested to the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School Board
that a new gymnasium at Perry Junior High be named Harriet Perry Warner
and it was. She secured the brass plate for the cornerstone monument at
the same school.
Georgia's hobbies are reading, genealogy, local history, travel,
handwork, birding and family celebrations. Her husband of 42 years
encourages and stands by her side in any project to which she devotes
her energies. She has been very active in the work at the A. W. Perry
Homestead Museum and frequently can be found serving as a docent there.
She received the first Adult Life Membership in Peters Colony Historical
Society from ex-students who were members of the Society.
Every community needs a "special" person like Georgia Ogle, to
whom they can turn for unselfish devotion until a project is completed.
To know her is to admire and love her. She has given her talents and
abilities for the growth and development of others throughout her
professional career and continues to lecture, write study and use her
time for family and friends in her retirement. She is a great
lady! In only one lifetime, she has made and continues to make a
unique contribution to the people of this community.
Elm Fork Echoes - The Peters Colony Historical Society
of Dallas County, Texas.
9 No. 2, April 1981
Georgia Myers, 76, a lifetime resident of this community, passed away December
6, 1989 at St. Paul Hospital, Dallas. Born April 28, 1913 in Carrollton,
daughter of the late G. W. and Sallie Fyke Myers. Georgia was a descendent of
the pioneer families of Myers, Kennedy, Fyke and Perry. She retired in 1971
after 36 years as an English teacher in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch I.S.D. She
was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Carrollton. She is survived by her
husband, Ray Ogle, of Carrollton, whom she married April 6, 1939; sister, Thelma
Myers McKinney; sister and brother-in-law, Donnie Myers and Esther Ogle, both of
Carrollton; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Services: Friday, December 8, 1989, 3:00 P.M. RHOTON CHAPEL. Interment,
Hilltop Memorial Park,
Carrollton, Pallbearers: M.C. Kirkham and members of Al Bowman's Sunday School
Class. Memorials may be made to American Heart Assn, Annie Armstrong Missions,
or charity of your choice.
RHOTON FUNERAL HOME
I-35 at Crosby Rd. Carrollton
Edward Lynn Williams
GEORGIA EMMA OGLE
APRIL 28, 1913 DECEMBER 6, 1989
3:00 P.M., FRIDAY
DECEMBER 8, 1989
DR. PRESTON TAYLOR
DR. FRED WHITE
REVEREND REGGIE MAYO
HILLTOP MEMORIAL PARK
Funeral Program submitted by
Betty Lou (Stanley) Dennis
H. RAY - Sep 27, 1913 - Apr 27, 2004
GEORGIA MYERS - Apr 28, 1913 - Dec 6, 1989
Married Apr 6, 1939
Memorial Park, Carrollton, Dallas County, Texas