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Sybil Leonard Armes

Writer from United States of America

Sybil Leonard Armes (January 16, 1914 – June 29, 2007) was a prominent Baptist author and musician, who served as alternate poet laureate for the U.S. state of Texas in 1969. Among her survivors is Paul Woodson Armes (born 1950), the president of Wayland Baptist University in Plainview in Hale County in the South Plains, who previously was the pastor of a Baptist church in Corpus Christi. Mrs. Armes wrote four books of religious poetry and hundreds of devotional poems for various church and denominational publications. She also penned two books of religious meditations. She was born near Gatesville in central Texas and attended rural public schools in the area. She then enrolled in the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (then Baylor College for Women) in Belton, the seat of Bell County near Temple in central Texas. In 1938, she married Clinton Woodson Armes (May 24, 1912 – August 11, 1999), a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. The couple was wed for sixty-one years until his death. Mrs. Armes was a teacher for a time. One of her students was the future Dallas Cowboys coach, Tom Landry, a native of Mission in south Texas. Woodson Armes taught at Baylor  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1914-01-16
Place of birth
Gatesville
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Clinton Armes
Profession
Writer, Author, Musician

Education

Institution From To
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Death

Date of death
2007-06-29
Place of death
Dallas

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