Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at 11 a.m., at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Georgia Pauline “Polly” Dugger Brewton, 96, of Las Cruces. The Rev. Richard Smith will officiate. Interment will follow in South Park Cemetery.
Georgia Pauline “Polly” Dugger Brewton was born Aug. 4, 1916, in Apache, Okla., to Samuel Wylie Dugger and Mattie Carl “Carrie” Hayes Dugger.
She graduated from high school in 1934 in Apache, then moved to Cottonwood, after marrying James Morgan Brewton on Sept. 25, 1935. They lived in Tolleson, Ariz., for several years. They lost their 9-month-old son there in April 1937, and had two more sons.
They bought their farm in Artesia in 1946, and moved the family back to New Mexico. Polly cooked, kept house, raised a garden, and worked in the fields with her husband and sons. Their daughter was born in 1954.
They moved to Roswell in 1973 to be close to their children. Five grandchildren graduated from Goddard High and two from Roswell High. She enjoyed having them pop by with their friends.
She worked at Anthony’s for many years doing alterations. She left Anthony’s at the age of 70 to start a business with her friend Ruby Chambers and Ruby’s sister, Sue.
She loved to cook and always had something good to eat. She loved to sew, crochet, and quilt. Polly always enjoyed learning something new, and later in life learned to shoot pool, took painting lessons, and rode a Harley with her son-in-law. She had a knack for design, and sewed for her daughter, nieces, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and daughters-in-law. She grew beautiful flowers and belonged to the Iris Society in Roswell. She was always reading a new book, and loved her pets.
She moved to Las Cruces in her 80s to live with her daughter Debbie. She started writing poetry, which she did well. She was asked to go to Las Vegas to read one of her poems but declined. Public speaking was the one thing she did not want to do.
In September 2012 she wrote a paper on what she remembered about her mother, who died when she was 7 years old. It is posted on Ancestry. She loved being with her family and friends.
Polly was preceded in death by her parents Wylie and Carrie Dugger; her stepmother Amy Hollis Dugger; her husband Morgan Brewton; her son Morgan Leon Brewton; and her grandson Dennis Ray Brewton. She was also preceded in death by her sister Estella May “Esther” Dugger Brewton; her brothers, James N. Dugger and W.C. Dugger; her daughter-in-law Carol LaRae Brewton; son-in-law Jerry Bizzell; and several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her daughter Debbie Bizzell, of Las Cruces; two sons, Larry Brewton and wife Pat, of Dell City, Texas, and Wylie D. “Denny” Brewton, of Henderson, Nev.; grandchildren, Ricky Don Brewton and wife Theresa, of Roswell, Belinda Brewton, of Lubbock, Texas, Wade Brewton and wife Robin, of Leawood, Kan., Lisa Brewton Gillis, of Radium Springs, Tammy Brewton, of Henderson, and Cory Organ and wife Jamie, of Columbia, S.C.; 21 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may pay their respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.