Ms. Betty Clark shares Price Family history - Part 2.

Gracie Lou Price-Jackson

Gracie Lou was born on November 14, 1907. She was the eldest of 10 children born to Frank and Pearl Price.  She enjoyed having Tea Parties and was a dedicated member at St. James CME Church of Gainesville, Texas. She had a son, Harvey Lee Franklin, in a previous relationship and later married Ocie L. Jackson. Her union with Ocie Jackson produced two children, Bernice Jackson-Overstreet and Otis Lee. Mr. Otis Jackson is her only living offspring. She worked as a cook and was well sought after because of her extraordinary culinary skills. Gracie died on March 23, 1967 and was laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Denton, Texas.

Bessie Orene Price-Sims

Bessie Orene, also known as "Aunt Orene", was born on June 5, 1910. She was the second child of Frank and Pearl Price. She married the late Ernest Sims, Sr. and the couple produced two children, Ernest, Jr., and Dorothy Sims-Young. Orene accepted Christ at an early age and was a dedicated member at Mt. Pilgrim CME Church of Denton, Texas. She was also a member of the Progressive Women's Club of Denton, Texas. Her legacy lives on through her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and for her capacity to show love. Orene died on January 13, 1972 and was laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Denton, Texas.


Alvin Walker (A.W.) Price

Alvin Walker (A.W.) was born on February 11, 1912 and was the third child born to Frank and Pearl Price. He enjoyed dressing well and wore suits most of the time. He was also a great baseball player. A.W. died from a medical issue at the tender age of 23 on July 3, 1936. He was laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Denton, Texas.

Mary Catherine Price-Davis

Mary Catherine, also known as "Aunt Johnnie", was born on March 13, 1914 and was the fourth child born to Frank and Pearl Price. She married the late George Davis, II and they had three children, Mary Francis Davis-Wilson (Henry), George "Chief", III, and Alvin. Mrs. Mary Francis Davis-Wilson is the only living offspring of Aunt Johnnie and is also the eldest living relative in the Price family. Aunt Johnnie will be remembered for her faithfulness and dedication as the First Lady of Lane Chapel CME Church in Lewisville, Texas. She was a talented artist and had a great sense of humor that everyone loved. Aunt Johnnie was also the one who taught her nieces and nephews about the facts of life. Mary Catherine died on February 8, 1953 and was laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Denton, Texas.

Elmer Don Price, Sr.

Elmer Don, also known as "Uncle Fatty" or "Uncle E.D.", was born on April 25, 1916. He was the fifth child of Frank and Pearl Price. He married the late Lucy Haynes-Price and had three sons from that union, Elmer Don, Jr., Lester James, and Jarrin Welborn. He lost his eldest son, Elmer Don, Jr., on September 11, 2003. His second marriage was to the late Lovie Price and had one stepson, the Elder James Titus. Lovie was truly the love of his life until her death on April 25, 2012.
Elmer served faithfully in the United States Navy. He was called into service for his country during World War II and did so proudly and honorably. He became a well-known cook while serving in the military and eventually was known for his cooking throughout Denton County.

After his military days he became known as an intelligent businessman. He was a successful car salesman and for many years helped numerous people obtain cars in Denton and Dallas counties. He was also a school crossing guard in the Denton ISD.
Elmer accepted and proclaimed Christ at a very early age. He worked tirelessly with all denominations and in many and every capacity asked of him. He was a great man of God and continued to demonstrate those examples to his family throughout his life. In 2005, he hosted our entire Price family at his church for a spiritual time of fellowship, remembrance, and devotion.
Elmer had a great love for all sports, but had an affinity for baseball. In his youth, he was known as a great ballplayer and a fast runner. One could say that once he hit the ball, he was already on the base.
In 2005 and at the age of 89, Elmer established the Price Family Reunion. He was the last surviving offspring from the union of Frank and Pearl Price and was the keeper of the family traditions. He had hoped to reunite our family in a common geographic place, as well as, reestablish the bonds and closeness the Price family once shared. He wanted the reunions to continue for many years. 
Although Elmer was at the end of his life, he wanted a Price Family Reunion to take place in 2014 to celebrate and commemorate 110 years of the union between his parents and the establishment of our family line. That reunion is currently in the planning phase and family members from around the globe are planning to descend on Denton, Texas during the July 4th weekend. For many of us the reunions represent the spirit of Uncle E.D. and I know his presence and inspiration will be felt throughout the 3 days.
At the age of 96, he worked tirelessly at his church and in his community, in addition to, spent time daily with his wife at her nursing home until her death. Elmer died on July 10, 2012, less than 3 months after his beloved wife Lovie. They were both laid to rest at the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Texas. It is in the honor of Uncle E.D. and his devotion to family that we continue celebrating our Price Family legacy. 

Frankie Lee Price-Peace

Frankie Lee was born on February 18, 1918 and was the sixth child of Frank and Pearl Price. She married the late Willie Peace and had three children, Willie "Lawrence"(Ruth), John Henry, Sr., and Edna Sue Peace-Miles. Mr. Lawrence Peace is her last remaining offspring and the eldest living nephew of our family. Frankie received the Holy Ghost later in life and became a faithful servant of God at St. Andrews Church of God in Christ in Denton, Texas until her death. She worked as a nanny, a cook, and was also a great entertainer. She had a sincere kindness to all with whom she met and had a love towards her siblings like no other. Frankie was known for putting family first. She was also known for her flare for fashion and her sophisticated style of dressing. Frankie died on February 20, 1977 and was laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Denton, Texas.

L.E. Price-Manuel

L.E. was born on May 21, 1920 and was the seventh child born to Frank and Pearl Price. She married Horace Manuel, Sr. and had fifteen children from that union. She had 3 sets of twins, with 2 sets being born consecutively. Their children are Bobbie Pearl Manuel-Ligon, Jean Ellen Manuel-Allen, Horace Lee, Jr. (Virginia), Wallace Eugene, James Wilbur, Wilmer Louise Manuel-Jackson, Herman, Homer, Carolyn Sue Manuel-Jackson (Tommy Jay), Donald, Ronald, Rebecca Manuel-Thomas, Claude, Sheri Ruth Manuel-Anders, and Leisa Carol Manuel-Moore. L.E. will be remembered for making history as being the only black couple of fifteen couples to marry at the State Theater in Gainesville, Texas. She was a domestic caregiver and worked for several prominent families in the Gainesville area. She was a faithful Usher and worked tirelessly at St. James CME Church in Gainesville, Texas. She was a lady of few words, but her favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalms. She also had a great big heart and despite having fifteen children, always had an extra meal or place to stay for her nieces and nephews. She and her husband, Horace, showed great love and care for their children, grandchildren, and any other family member who needed them. L.E. died on March 13, 1983 and she was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, Texas.

Clarence Elwood "Jack" Price

Clarence Elwood, also known as "Jack", was born on August 2, 1922 and was the eighth child born to Frank and Pearl Price. He was married to the late Emma Price until her death. He had one child from a previous relationship, Geraldine Price-Smith. Jack worked as a Porter from an early age. He was known for his funny sense of humor and for telling it straight or like it is. He never met a stranger and showed love towards everyone. He died on May 3, 1998 and was laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Denton, Texas.

Willie Leo Price

Willie Leo was born on April 24, 1924 and was the ninth and youngest son born to Frank and Pearl Price. Willie left school at an early age and worked as a laborer at a polling station to help his family after the death of his father. He enlisted in the Army on May 25, 1942 at the age of 18 in Dallas, Texas. He moved up the ranks from a Private to the rank of Staff Sergeant at a time when Black men rarely reached the ranks of Non-Commissioned Officer. He was stationed in Kansas where he met and married Mary Lee Scott. His union with Mary Lee produced five offsprings: Anna Pearl Price, Cornelius "Butch", Sr., Linda Louise Price-Moore (Calvin), Larry Price, Sr. (Jacqueline), and Brenda Kay Price-Ferguson (Wilbert). His only surviving offspring is Linda Price-Moore. He will be remembered for his service in the military and was a faithful member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also a humorous man and most people said he knew how to have a good time. He died on August 3, 1963 and was laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Denton, Texas.

Gladine Price-Scott

Gladine was born on December 1, 1929 and was the youngest child of Frank and Pearl Price. Prior to her marriage to the late Lum Scott, Jr., she had a son, Jerry Frank Price by a previous relationship. Her union with Lum Scott, Jr. produced three children, Dianna Scott-Ransom, Calvin, and Linda Kay. After her first marriage ended she had a daughter, Elsie Gladine Brown, with the late L.C. Brown. Gladine will be remembered for her hospitality and was known throughout Denton County as "Maw Maw" because she generously opened her home to anyone in need. Gladine showed lots of love and kindness to her family and friends. Gladine died on August 28, 1994 and was laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Denton, Texas.