Funeral services for Mary Lavelle Walker Venable have been set at Tapp Funeral Home, Saturday August 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm. A visitation with family will be held prior to the service with interment at Restlawn Memorial Park immediately after the service.
Lavelle was born Jan 3, 1927 at home in the Divide Community in Hopkins County. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High in 1943 where she was Student Council President and football queen. She graduated from East Texas State Teachers College and taught high school math. She was a devoted wife, mother and dedicated Christian. She went to be with the Lord Thursday August 9, 2012.
Survivors: Sons, Roger H Venable, and wife, Elizabeth, of North Richland Hills, James C Venable Jr., and wife, Janice of Athens, Alabama, and Larry G Venable, and wife Carla, of Morristown, Tennessee; sisters, Tirzah Snow Walker Petty, of Gilmer and Charlotte Ann Turner, and husband, John, of Point; sister-in-law, Edna Bell Walker, of Springfield, Missouri; and a brother, Sherrell G Walker, and wife, Peggy Walker, of Gilmer; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Christine N. Ross,and husband, Robert Ross, children Bobby and Tommy of Madison, Alabama, Lori M. Allman, and husband, Chaplin Major Rob Allman, and daughter Emma Kate, of Vilseck, Germany, Kimberly Ann Venable, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Gregory A Venable, of Richmond, Virginia; brother-in-law, Cecil, and wife, Betty Venable, of Frisco, and sister- in- law, Lib Venable, of Denton; numerous nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her husband James C Venable Sr.; brother, J.G. Walker Jr., and wife, Mary Walker, of Yantis, brother- in- law, Mike Petty, of Gilmer and parents Jesse G. and Mary Emmerline Rauhoff Walker, of Sulphur Springs.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 7669, Atlanta, Georgia 30357.