Weatherford Democrat


November 24, 2013

Emogene J. Lawson Little

FORT WORTH – Emogene J. Lawson Little, a longtime resident of Weatherford, died peacefully early Thursday morning, Nov. 21, 2013.

Memorial service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in the chapel at Robertson Mueller Harper. Her cremated remains, along with those of her husband, will be interred in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Born in Fort Worth on Jan. 31, 1924, Emogene graduated from Polytechnic High School and was a member of Meadowbrook United Methodist Church before moving to Louisiana to study dance. She became a professional dancer and model in New York, traveling with the USO during World War II.

After the war, Emogene met her husband, Samuel Jones Little Jr. of Weatherford. Married for 38 years before Lt. Col. Little’s death in 1986, they traveled around the world raising their four children in a variety of foreign countries and different states in the U.S. Following her husband’s retirement from the U.S. Air Force in 1970, they moved back to Weatherford where “Miss Gene” re-opened the Gene Little School of Dance from 1972 to 1995.

Known as “Mimi” or “Aunt Jane,” she is survived by her children, Linda Crum and husband, Michael, of San Antonio, Laura Anderson and husband, Michael, of Weatherford, Lorraine Little, of Fort Worth, and Sam L. Little, also of Weatherford; grandchildren, Joshua Anderson and Parker Anderson; great-grandchild, Raviyah Anderson; twin brother, Eugene Lawson of Seattle, Wash.; and nieces, nephews and cousins and their families.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation or a charity of one’s choice, in her name, is suggested.

Robertson Mueller Harper Funerals & Cremations

Text Only
  • W.L. (Bud) Barber W.L. (Bud) Barber

    Winburn Lee Barber, of the Greenwood community, passed from this life on Thursday, July 24, 2014. He was born and died in a Parker County farmhouse – 100 years, four months and 15 days apart.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tylea-Marisol Grace Moore Tylea-Marisol Grace Moore

    WEATHERFORD — Tylea-Marisol Grace Moore, one year old, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bernice Sipe Bernice Sipe

    WEATHERFORD — Bernice Sipe, 87, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Grace E. Jones

    Grace E. Jones, 91, died Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • Katherine Faye Daniel Brown

    BRECKENRIDGE — Katherine Faye Daniel Brown, 93, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in DeLeon. 

    July 22, 2014

  • Kelley Ann Aylesworth Queen

    Kelley Ann Aylesworth Queen, 54, died of natural causes on July 13, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Maggie Curtis Maggie Curtis

    Maggie Curtis passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the age of 80. 

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charles M. Linehan Charles M. Linehan

    WEATHERFORD — Charles M. Linehan, 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lyndia Faye Bullock Lyndia Faye Bullock

    FORT WORTH — Lyndia Faye Bullock, 66, beloved mom, granny, daughter, sister and friend, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at home with her family.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jewel Allene Williams

    Jewel Allene Williams, 98, of Springtown, passed away Friday afternoon, July 18, 2014, in the local hospital. 

    July 19, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp