A.M. (Sweet) Hunter-Titus
Mrs. A.M. "Sweet" Titus was born Amanda Elmira Hunter on February 6, 1896. Later her name changed to Amanda Marie. One of twins, she is the last of 14 children born to Reverend Eldridge and Mrs. Catherine Abney Hunter. Her twin was Eldridge Emanuel Hunter.
She possessed a keen intellect, and was a fluent speaker. She was an excellent student who did exceedingly well in Math. She attended Patterson Prairie and Titus Farm Schools of Freestone County, and Prairie View College, Prairie View, TX. She did independent Study and attended many, many religious and secular schools and seminaries.
She married Mr. Governor R. Titus on February 6, 1921. They raised and guided six children: Wilbur Thirkield, Catherine Mary, Cornelius, Joe Pierce, Loreta Yvonne, and Dorothy Earnestine.
She was a housewife and mother, farm hand, saleslady, seamstress, insurance agent, and retired as Director of Arts and Crafts, AARP Association, Fairfield, TX.
Her interest/hobbies included a love of the Church, of education, reading, televising, growing flower gardens, raising turkeys, raising pigs, sewing and cooking, needle work, quilting, handicraft, attending her meetings, solving word puzzles, playing games, entertaining children, and volunteering her services.
Because of her varied interests, she joined many organizations, but the majority of her energies were spent in church and lodge related activities and causes.
She was a member of Hopewell and Jones Chapel United Methodist Churches. She was also a charter member of Princess Court of the Heroine of Jericho.
Some of the many offices she held in the church included Sunday School Teacher for more than 68 years, President of Ladies' Aid Society, Epworth League, Woman's Society of Christian Service, Certified Lay Speaker, Delegate to district, annual and general conferences and chairperson of numerous committees and commissions. In Princess Court, she was held most offices on the local level and served as Deputy Grand Matron of District4 A and 4 C.
She is survived by 5 children, 18 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grands, and many relatives and friends.
Wilbur T. (Bill) Bonner-Titus ,(Born: February 9,1919 - Died: June 10, 2012) , Eldest child and son
Wilbur T. (Bill) Bonner-Titus