|Georgia Faye McConnell Huffman
Published in The Times Record News on June 5, 2018
Georgia Faye Huffman
1930 - 2018
Georgia Faye Huffman, 88, was welcomed into
Heaven on June 2, 2018 in Round Rock, TX.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June
8, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Montague, TX, with
Dr. Bennie Slack officiating.
She will be laid to rest alongside her love, Henry R. Huffman, at Montague cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie, TX.
Georgia Faye McConnell Allen Huffman was born to George S. McConnell and Faye
E. Reed McConnell in Hereford, Texas, Deaf Smith County on May 26, 1930, where
they lived until her high school years.
During World War II, her father moved to Washington D.C. and worked for the Navy
Department as an electrician. Georgia attended Eastern High School in Washington,
D.C., moving to Dell City, Texas in 1946. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in
English, Phys. Ed. and Music from Sul Ross (College) University. Georgia was a
member of Beta Gamma Phi Upsilon and Mu Phi Music Sorority. It was while at Sul
Ross that she met her future husband, Henry (Hank) Riley Huffman. Georgia and Henry
married in 1953.
Together, they pursued careers in education, traveling to 11 different countries and
most of the United States.
Georgia taught school for over 30 years in Texas. She taught Music, P.E., Science and
English in Odessa, Imperial, Dell City, Grapevine, Newark, Alvord, and at Northwest
High School in Fort Worth. She also taught at Barrigada Jr. High School in GUAM,
USA. She enjoyed leading Women Adult Bible Study Classes in Alvord and Montague
Baptist Churches. After retiring from teaching, she taught piano students at her home
for over 10 years.
Georgia Faye had a beautiful singing voice and performed in college musicals, sang at
many weddings and with the U.S.O. in the 1940's. 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 father George McConnell, her mother Faye
McConnell, her husband (Dec.29, 2000) Henry R. Huffman, her sister Betty O'Bannion
and her grandson, Chad Crawford.
She is survived by her children, Margaret C. Hinton and husband Roger of Taylor, TX,
Robert G. Allen and wife Debra of Ebbe, WA, John David Huffman of Abilene, TX and
Deborah S. Kunisch and husband Robert of Taylor, TX along with two Forever Foster
children, Becky Stephenson Wood and husband Bill of Garland, TX and Henry
Buckland Stephenson and wife Debbie of Lipan, TX; 11 grandchildren and 40
great-grandchildren; her sister, Dolores Young of Lubbock, TX, her children, and
grandchildren, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The First Baptist Church of Montague, P.O.
Box 306, Montague, Texas 76251 or Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 90, Taylor,