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September 22, 2016
Nelda Wiley Bacon Nelda Wiley Bacon, a 1966 graduate of Granbury High School, will be honored as the Coming Home Queen at the upcoming GHS Homecoming festivities on October 3-7, 2016.
She is the daughter of the late Verna and Ernest Wiley and was the youngest of four children, which also includes Kathrean Thomas, James Wiley, and Billy Wiley.  The family from to Granbury from Weatherford when Nelda was very small.
Bacon attended Granbury schools all twelve years, having played basketball and serving as band majorette while in high school.  After graduation, she attended Weatherford College and continued to play basketball.  Bacon later work for Vought Aircraft in Grand Prairie.  She also continued her education, receiving another associate’s degree in legal secretarial science from Tarrant County Junior College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Dallas Baptist University.  Bacon retired from the Vought Division of Northrup Grumman/Triumph Corporation after 35 years with the company.
She has three children – Melanie Milburn Kennedy, Christopher Bacon, and Jimmy Bacon Jr. – and three grandchildren – Madison, Graysen, and Nevaeh.
Bacon maintains several part-time jobs, including serving as administrative assistant at the law offices for Janet Payne and Matt Mills.
The Coming Home Queen will be honored at the halftime program during the Granbury-Joshua football game on Friday, October 7. She will be presented with a flower bouquet by Sherry Moore Jones, last year’s queen representing the GHS Class of 1965.
A complete schedule is available on the GHS website at

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