Louise Drake Eller
1938 — 2022
On September 11, 1938, Louise Drake was born in Buna, Texas to Coady and Minnie Ola Drake. She grew up on the family farm in Buna surrounded by her older brothers Raymond and Curtis, her younger sister Nell, and her youngest brother Travis. Lou was especially close to her sister Nell even though Lou enjoyed the outdoors while Nell enjoyed helping her mother with the housework. She enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a fine athlete, accomplished in softball, bowling, and basketball. Lou was raised in a Christian household, and she chose to follow Christ at an early age. Her father donated the use of their home for worship services when a new church building was being built in Buna. Lou...