Anna Carson

Published 12:38 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Graveside services for Mrs. Anna Grace Hope Carson were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2022, at the Brady Cemetery in Prentiss.  Bro. Caleb Smith officiated.

Anna Grace Hope Carson was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Breckenridge (Stephens County) Texas to William Leroy Hope and Anna Clyde Davis Hope.   She passed away, Friday, May 13, 2022, at her home in Prentiss.

In 1947, Anna entered Real Estate School and held a Texas Real Estate License until 1975 with the Real Estate Appraisal Firm Colwell, Carson and Weems.

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In 1979, Mrs. Carson moved to Jefferson Davis County, with her husband Lonnie, where they built their home and operated a small farm.

Anna was a Christian and Past President of the Prentiss Women’s Club and Past Secretary of the Tuesday Ladies’ Club.

Fondly known as Lala, she was an exceptional cook who enjoyed sharing with all of those she knew.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Lonnie B. Carson and Joe B. Longnecker, daughter, Julia Anne Carson, two sisters, Frances Hope Love and Ruby Juanita Hope, two brothers, William L. Hope Jr. and Milton E. Hope.

Anna is survived by her son, Thomas L. Longnecker (Bonnie), of Long Beach, granddaughters, Karen Christine Hamm of Franklin, Tennessee, Beth Anne Smith (fiancé Luis Gigliotti) of Austin, Texas, Sarah Ellen Bernfeld (Ben) of Lakeway, Texas, special daughter, Roberta Andrews of Natalia, Texas,  great grandchildren, Ida Pearl Smith, Otto B. Smith, Axel E. Bernfeld and Bridget Grace Bernfeld, multiple nieces and nephews, and special niece and nephew-in-law, Joyce and Charles Martin of Prentiss, along with her best four legged friend, Buddy.

Pallbearers were Ben Bernfeld, Keith Carson, Luis Gigliotti, Scotty Goodlow and Mike Rogers.   Honorary Pallbearers were Larry Rogers, Charles Martin and nephews Gene Hope, Steve Hope, John Hope and Gary Conwell.

The family would like to express special thanks to caregivers Beth Creel, Margaret Hartzog, Shannon Nelson and Ruth Williams who lovingly cared for Anna in recent years.

Visitation was held Monday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. at Saulters Moore Funeral Home.