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Lela Belle Trussell – September 5, 2016

Trussell Obit PicLela Belle Trussell, 89, of Sunray, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Sunray Baptist Church with Ralph Morales officiating.  Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery in Sunray.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Lela was born May 9, 1927, in Akin, to Carl and Clarice King, the oldest of nine children.  She was a Tulia High School graduate.  Lela first worked as a hairdresser at Earl’s Beauty Shop in Plainview and was a homemaker most of her life.

Lela helped with Meals-on-Wheels and taught Sunday school at Sunray Baptist Church where she was very involved.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers; 1 sister; and her husband, Bill Trussell.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Rumfield and husband Bob, of Burleson and Linda Hardin and husband Rodger, of Plainview; a son, Jerry Trussell and wife Rhoda of Granbury; three brothers, James King of Tucson, Ariz., Charles King of Plainview and Dale King of Amarillo; two sisters, Retha Thedford of Alvarado and Kay Dorman of Slaton; nine grandchildren, Ronnie, Robbie and Dusty Rumfield, Kip Hardin, LeAnn Blackerby, Lisa Neal, and Gavin, Kyron and Mason Trussell; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Sunray Baptist Church, 312 W 4th St, Sunray, TX 79086.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.


  • Jack and Darlene Knight Posted September 8, 2016 6:05 pm

    We knew Lela from the church service we were a part of at Brookdale. She was always so well dressed and kind. We missed her so much when she moved.

  • Sheryl Cartrite Winegarner Posted September 8, 2016 6:57 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying that God will give you all a peace which passes all understanding and wrap you all in his warm embrace.
    I have so many wonderful memories of Lela as my Sunday School teacher at SBC. I don’t think I ever saw her that she wasn’t smiling. She will be missed.
    Love you all.

  • Betty Haley Posted September 9, 2016 10:37 am

    Prayers for your family –

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