Sybil Leonard Armes Musician

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 16th, 1914
United States of America
Date of death
June 29th, 2007 at age of 93
Place of death
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Places lived
Waco , Texas
pop. 129,030 (2013)




1. University of Mary Hardin–Baylor Colleges/University

The University of Mary Hardin–Baylor (UMHB) is a Christian co-educational liberal arts institution of higher learning located in Belton, Texas, United States. Founded by the Republic of Texas in 1845 as "Baylor Female College," it has grown to approximately 2,700 students and awards degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate levels. It is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Institution info

Type Private school
2010. 69.7 mil. $
Institution colors
900 College St, 76513 - Belton, Texas
2010. 2,653
2009. 2,547
2010. 303
Acceptance rate
2010. 42.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 19.4 K $

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

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