Graveside services for Eula Slatter, 97, of Jewett, and formerly of Buffalo, were held Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the Concord Cemetery in Concord, Texas. Rev. Josh Gafford officiated the service.
Eula Mae Gafford Slatter was born on November 26, 1919, in Leon County, Texas to George Albert and Willard Leola (Shuffler) Overcash. She attended school in Concord and went to the state competition in tennis. Mrs. Slatter was a firm believer that a Coke a day kept the doctor away. She loved playing “42” and fishing. Mrs. Slatter was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Talking was never allowed during the game, only during commercial breaks. Mrs. Slatter was so passionate about football that she was known to throw things at the television if the game was not going her way. She had lived most of her life in Leon County and was a member of the Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church in Buffalo. Mrs. Slatter passed away on January 8, 2017, at her home.
Preceded in death by both of her parents; husband, Frank Abner Gafford; sons, Jerold Dwaine and Glynn Gafford; granddaughters, Cindy Lou Hastings and Stephanie Bell Gafford and daughter-in-law, Jamie Gafford.
Surviving family members include daughter, Judy Hastings (Joe) of Jewett; son, Ronnie Gafford of Jewett; daughters-in-law, Vivian Gafford of Waco and Mary Gafford of Mexia and grandchildren, Vicki Ruiz, Audra Hastings, Tom Gafford, Shane Hastings, Linda Reichle, Gregg Gafford, Josh Gafford, Brandi Stevens, Boo Gafford and Laura Smith. She is also survived by fourteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas was in charge of all arrangements. Please log onto www.buffalofuneralhome.com to sign the online memorial guestbook.