Janie Lee McAtee LUBBOCK-Janie Lee McAtee of Lubbock passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 84. She was born July 16, 1929, in Tahoka. At a young age the family moved to Henryetta, Okla., where she attended and graduated high school. She went on to attend William Woods College, Oklahoma State University, and Texas Tech University, where she received her Master's Degree. In 1971 she moved back home to Henryetta to help manage the family business, McAtee's Ladies Store. She moved back to Lubbock in the early 1990's. Janie grew up in the Methodist Church until 1975, and then became involved in non-denominational churches until her death. Janie was an avid reader. She was a member of the 700 Club, Lubbock Bridge Club, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and charter member of the Republican Task Force. She also owned and operated Hobby Horse Stable in Lubbock. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Walt Hagood and wife Glinda; daughters, Liz Lewark and husband Dayton of Lubbock, and Suzanne Hagood of Dallas; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will begin on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Combest Family Funeral Homes with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Combest Family Memorial Chapel. Please celebrate the life of Janie by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 20, 2014