Born on Dec. 4, 1906
CORPUS CHRISTI - Beulah Whitehead, 106, of Corpus Christi formerly of Port Lavaca/Placedo, passed away December 4, 2012. She was born Tuesday, December 4, 1906 in Caldwell County, between Luling and Harwood on the family farm to James A Cain and Amanda Scruggs Cain. Beulah married Jimmie Leeman Whitehead in at the First Baptist Church in Luling, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Port Lavaca.
Beulah worked hard all of her life, she chopped cotton as a young girl, helped raise lambs, tend cattle and raise pecans. She kept a garden and canned everything. Beulah made wonderful homemade yeast rolls, dewberry cobbler, jam, and jelly and pecan pie. She was an excellent seamstress and had made beautiful dresses for her granddaughter. She enjoyed watching her grandsons shoot her rifles under her supervision along Placedo Creek.
She was a devout Christian; she stressed to her family the importance of reading scripture and trusting God. Beulah was a strong, faithful, loyal and generous servant of the Lord and age 100 was still driving herself to church every Sunday.
Survivors include her grandchildren: Dana Love Hamilton (Richard) of Wimberly, Tod Pennington (Karen) of Plano, Sam A. Pennington, III of Gonzales, Brice Pennington (Becky) of Coppell, Keith Pennington (Martha) of Manchaca, sister, Ruby Ramzinsky of Gonzales, 9 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughters, Lois Love and Marie Pennington, sister, Mamie Hendershot, and brother, Otis Cain.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012 in the First Baptist Church in Port Lavaca. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Harwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers include: Tod Pennington, Sam Pennington, III, Brice Pennington, Keith Pennington, Russell Hamilton and Ryan Hamilton.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Port Lavaca.
Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home .