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Thelma Patterson Stevens

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Funeral services for Thelma Patterson Stevens, age 84, of  Sulphur Springs will be conducted at  1:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating and Bro. Tommy Johnston assisting. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Chad Rawson, Leslee Rawson, Russell Vanbibber, Jeff Stevens, Jonathan Andrews, Michael Rawson, David Weidman and Darrell Tucker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stevens passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at Carriage House Manor.  Mrs. Stevens was born on February 8, 1925 in Hopkins County the daughter of Claudy and Lutie (Mason) Patterson.  She married Weldon Stevens on September 26, 1942 in Sulphur Bluff.  He preceded her in death in 1987.  Mrs. Stevens worked for the Sulphur Bluff Independent  School District. She and her husband were in the Dairy Business for 19 years. She later retired from the Sulphur Springs Independent School District where she worked in the Cafeteria.  She also was the caretaker of the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery for many years.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Mrs. Stevens was a great lover of animals and had a special place in her heart for cats and dogs.  She is survived by two sons, Gary Stevens and wife Sarah of Dike, Bobby Stevens and wife Kathy of Paris, one daughter, Carolyn Rawson and husband Tommy of Sulphur Springs, one brother, Don Patterson and wife Katie of Dike, one sister Dessie Murray of Sulphur Springs, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, along with Bobbie Luker, a very close personal friend, her caregivers, Saundra, Jessie Swanson and Stephanie Walker and her special pet dog, CoCo.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church T. V. Ministry at 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, TX, 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfunealhome.com





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