Mack was born to
Jim and Lou King on 4 Jan 1887 in Franklin County
TX. In Mount Vernon TX on 3 Dec 1905 he married Mary Velma Chaffin,
a daughter of John J and Lily Frances Phillips Chaffin. Velma was born
in Arkansas 24 Mar 1888. Five children:
+Homer Clifton King born 24 Mar 1907
+Romie Hazel King born 27 Sep 1909
+Armon Archie King born 26 Sep 1911
+Mavie Doris King born 24 Jan 1914
+boy stillborn 18 Nov 1918
To give his children an opportunity to go to college, Mack moved his family to Commerce TX in 1928. He opened a little corner grocery store across from the East Texas State Teachers College campus and continued in business there until only a month before his death.
On 20 Jun 1955, the day after Father's Day, Mack was found dead in his back yard. Although he had no history of heart trouble, he had died of a heart attack while working in his flower garden. The circumstances of his death were almost identical to those of his father's. Velma died 19 Jul 1969 at Winnsboro. She and Mack are buried in the southeast corner of Pleasant Hill Cemetery beside their stillborn son.
(A link to a photo of Mack and Velma, taken shortly before Mack's death, is in Related Photo at the end of this page.)
King was born to Mack and Velma King
24 Mar 1907 at Pleasant Hill in Franklin County TX. He and Vera Bolton
were married 25 May 1927 in Dallas TX. One child:
++Marlene Dorreice King born 3 Aug 1933
Clifton died of a heart attack at Windom TX on 25 Mar 1987, while working in his garden. The circumstances of his death were almost identical to those of his father and grandfather. Vera died in a Denton nursing home on 24 Nov 1992. She and Clifton are buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Honey Grove TX.
++Marlene Dorreice King was born to Clifton and Vera King on 3 Aug 1933 in Paris TX. She and Daniel Leander were married in Dallas in 1953. Two children:
+++Don Carlton Leander born 24 Feb 1954
+++Dale Wesley Leander born 25 Apr 1958
Dorreice died of cancer on 8 Sept 1994. Dan died 2 Feb 1998. They are buried near Clifton and Vera in Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove TX.
+++Don Carlton Leander was born to Dorreice and Dan Leander 24 Feb 1954 in Dallas TX. He and Dorothea Mary Anne Scott were married 10 Mar 1978 in Denton TX. Two children:
++++Elissa Anne Leander born 12 Sep 1983
++++Rebecca Renee Dorothea Leander born 5 Jul 1985
+++Dale Wesley Leander was born to Dorreice and Dan Leander on 25 Apr 1958. He and Judi were married 12 Mar 1983. Four children:
++++Wesley Kingston Leander born 11 Jul 1990
++++Amy Lee Leander born 27 Oct 1992
++++Daniel H Leander born 25 Mar 1995
++++Bradley Freeman Leander born 21 Feb 1997
King was born 27 Sep 1909 in Franklin County TX to
Mack and Velma King. She married Roy Hill. Two
++Elva Sue Hill born 10 Feb 1938
++Roy Mack Hill born 24 May 1942
Romie and Roy divorced. Romie and Thomas E Reneau were married 14 Oct 1949. Roy died in California in 1966. Tommie died 13 Nov 1985. Romie died in Nederland TX on 19 Apr 1999. On 21 Apr her funeral was held in Sulphur Springs TX, and she was buried at Pleasant Hill
++Elva Sue Hill was born to Romie and Roy Hill 10 Feb 1938 in Paris TX. She and Jack Blizzard were married in Dallas TX on 20 Dec 1957. Three children:
+++Keith H Blizzard born 17 Aug 1959
+++Kristina Jill Blizzard born 8 Apr 1962
+++Kory Mack Blizzard born 27 Jan 1971
Sue and Jack divorced. Sue married Gerald Mann on 8 Jun 1988. Gerald died 19 Jul 1992 at home in Nederland TX. He is buried at Pleasant Hill. Sue married Alton E Green on 9 Mar 1996.
+++Keith H Blizzard was born to Sue and Jack Blizzard in Commerce TX on 17 Aug 1959. He and Brenda were married 10 Sep 1983. They divorced, and Keith married Karen Lea Pollock on 5 May 1990 in Missouri City TX. Two children:
++++Zachary Austin Blizzard born 25 Jul 1997, adopted at birth
++++Samuel Tyler Blizzard born 9 Apr 1999, adopted at birth
+++Kristina Jill Blizzard was born to Sue and Jack Blizzard on 8 Apr 1962 in Fort Worth TX. She and William Russell "Rusty" Key were married 25 Jun 1983. Three children:
++++Megan Mariah Key born 7 Jan 1992
++++Hannah Elizabeth Key born 9 Aug 1994
++++John Micah Key born 19 May 1997
+++Kory Mack Blizzard was born to Sue and Jack Blizzard on 27 Jan 1971 in Oklahoma City OK. He married Leslie Steinbach in Nacogdoches TX on 10 Apr 1999.
++Roy Mack Hill, nicknamed Pudge, was born to Romie and Roy Hill on 24 May 1942, in Wellington TX. He and Susan Riggs were married in January of 1972. Three children:
+++Sarah Elizabeth Hill born 2 Nov 1972
+++Mary Alison Hill born 17 Apr 1976
+++Julia Ann Hill born 14 Feb 1979
Pudge and Susan divorced.
+++Sarah Elizabeth Hill was born to Roy Mack and Susan Hill on 2 Nov 1972. She and Hans Barcus were married June 21, 1998.
King was born to Mack and Velma King
on 26 Sep 1911 in Mount Vernon TX. He and Viola Sells were maried 4
Jun 1932 in Floyd TX. Two children:
++Charles Kenneth King born 5 Jan 1934
++Mary Alyce King born 2 Aug 1939
Viola died 19 Jun 1987 as the result of an attack by a mugger in a grocery-store parking lot in Greenville TX. Armon died 31 May 1999, and on 3 Jun he was buried beside Viola in Greenville.
++Charles Kenneth King was born to Armon and Viola King 5 Jan 1934 in Gilmer TX. He and Dixie Redfearn were married 5 Jun 1955 in Mount Pleasant TX. One child:
+++Teresa Ann King born 4 May 1957
Charles and Dixie divorced in 1960. In 1961 Charles married Ann McGrew. From a previous marriage Ann had two children, whom Charles legally adopted:
+++Cindy King born 16 Jun 1959
+++Terry King born 16 Jul 1960
Charles and Ann had one child:
+++Steven Douglas King [later Simmons] born 12 Dec 1963
Charels and Ann divorced in 1972. Ann remarried, and her husband legally adopted Steve.
+++Teresa Ann King was born to Charles and Dixie King 4 May 1957 in Nagoya, Japan. She married Larry Ray Schultz on 22 May 1976. Two children:
++++Audri Nicole Schultz born 21 Dec 1977
++++Lauren Rae Schultz born 5 Oct 1980
Teresa and Larry divorced in 1985. Teresa and Bruce Alan Todd were married 28 Jun 1986. One child:
++++Alexander Richard Todd born 9 Jun 1994
+++Cindy King was born 16 Jun 1959 to Ann McGrew and later adopted by Charles King. By her first husband she had one child:
++++Amber Michelle Ray born 8 May 1981
On 14 Sep 1991 Cindy married Greg Wilkins.
+++Terry King was born 16 Jul 1960 to Ann McGrew and later adopted by Charles King. She and Albert Rowell were married 14 Nov 1980. Two children:
++++Eric Don Rowell born 17 Aug 1983
++++Melody Ann Rowell born 1 Sep 1987
+++Steven Douglas King Simmons was born to Charles and Ann King 18 Dec 1963. Adopted by his stepfather, his surname became Simmons. He and Linda Spencer Stone were married in Carrollton TX on 22 Apr 1989. No children.
++Mary Alyce King was born to Armon and Viola King on 2 Aug 1939. She and Clifford L Pate were married 2 Apr 1959. One child:
+++Paul Michael Pate born 23 Jul 1960
Mary Alyce and Clifford divorced in January of 1974.
+Mavie Doris King
was born to Mack and Velma King at
Purley in Franklin County TX on 24 Jan 1914. She and Jack J Smith were
married 26 Jul 1935 in Cumby TX. Two children:
++Jack King Smith born 11 May 1943
++Daniel Joseph Smith born 12 Sep 1947
Mavie died 18 Jan 2000 and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Park between Sulphur Springs and Quitman TX on January 20.
++Jack King Smith was born to Mavie and Jack Smith on 11 May 1943 in Lincoln NE. He and Peggy Owens were married 25 Jun 1965 in Sulphur Springs TX. Two children:
+++Stephanie Jo Smith born 14 Jul 1968
+++Jack Kameron Smith born 24 May 1971
+++Stephanie Jo Smith was born to Jack and Peggy Smith on 14 Jul 1968. She and Brian James Fisher were married in Corsicana TX on 25 Apr 1992. Two children:
++++Grant Sterling Fisher born 10 Jan 1997 in Houston TX
++++Blake Harrison Fisher born 1 Oct 1998 in Houston TX
+++Jack Kameron Smith was born to Jack and Peggy Smith on 24 May 1971. He married Stacy Bromlow in Dallas TX on 14 Nov 1998.
++Daniel Joseph Smith was born to Mavie and Jack Smith 12 Sep 1947 in Memphis TX. He and Mal Parkhill were married 31 May 1969 in Grand Prairie TX.. One child:
+++Whitney Mal Smith born 20 Dec 1971
Danny and Mal later divorced. Danny married Karen McGoodwin on 26 Oct 1987. They had no children, and later divorced.
+++Whitney Mal Smith was born to Danny and Mal Smith 20 Dec 1971. She and Ernie Cunningham were married. Two children:
++++Max Cunningham born 1 Aug 1995 in Grand Prairie TX
Whitney and Ernie divorced, and she married Gordon Carlisle. One child:
++++Jack Latton Carlisle born 3 Aug 1998
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