Doris Frances Waddle

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Doris Frances Waddle, 98, died Thursday under hospice care at White Settlement Nursing Center in Texas. Mrs. Waddle's maiden name was Bell, a family with Revolutionary War roots in Virginia and in the Westward Movement. She was reared in Big Spring, Texas, by her aunt, Mamie Bell Cunningham, and uncle, Charles Wall Cunningham, well-known citizens in prairie Texas. She was a westerner from the time Henry Ford's Tin Lizzie shooed horses off country roads but had also lived in Alabama, where her late husband, James Addison Waddle, worked in an aerospace plant. They were the very image of that transitional generation who got the last century off to a start just behind the pioneers, sped it up in the war years and urged the space age on to the present. Doris Waddle was born in Marysville, Calif., grew up in Big Spring and lived many years in Fort Worth, Granbury and Bedford, Texas, where she was a resident of Parkview Retirement Community before moving to White Settlement. She leaves two sons, James Addison Waddle Jr., with his wife, Glenda, both. retired in Weatherford, Texas, and Chris Waddle and his wife, Sherrell, retired in Anniston, and relative and caregiver Mrs. Sally Morbitzer, for whom the family is especially grateful. Mrs. Waddle also leaves grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had been an amateur artist and avid bridge player among her hobbies until suffering from macular degeneration and other medical problems. Her family invites memorial gifts to the Macular Degeneration Foundation or to the AARP Foundation or, in Alabama, to a memorial fund in her name at Grace Episcopal Church in Anniston. The Rev. Leandro Robinson, chaplain for HospicePlus, will conduct graveside service Monday at 2 p.m. in Hugh M. Moore and Sons Memorial Garden and Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas. Moore Funeral Home 1219 N. Davis Dr, Arlington, TX, 76012 817-275-2711
Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 5, 2017
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1219 North Davis Drive | Arlington, TX 76012 | (817) 275-2711
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