SHERMAN - Doris Evelyn McAfee, 94, of Sherman passed away at Carrus Specialty Hospital in Sherman on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Services will be held at Fairview Baptist Church on Friday, April 13, 2012. Rev. Bill Whitehead and Rev. James Moore of Fairview Baptist will officiate assisted by Rusty Waller of Gordonville Baptist Church. Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery following services. The family will receive visitors from 6 -8 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at Dannel Funeral Home.|
Born November 8, 1917 to Marshall B. Cotten and Lena Whitaker Cotten in Van Alstyne, Texas. She was educated in the Van Alstyne schools and on July 2, 1938 she married Garland McAfee in Sherman. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1988.
Mrs. McAfee taught Sunday school until she was in her 70s, and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She will always be remembered as having a sweet smile on her face. She was a loving caregiver to her parents before their deaths. Mrs. McAfee remained very independent, still residing in her home by herself up until six weeks prior to her death.
Mrs. McAfee was preceded in death by parents, Marshall and Lena Cotten, husband, Garland McAfee and brothers: Troy Cotten, Leo Cotten, Truitt Cotten, Horace Cotten and Gene Cotten.
She is survived by her two daughters, Karol Hughes and husband Keith of Gordonville, Kay LaBoon of Sherman; sister, Mary Keller of Enchanted Oaks; sister-in-law: Minetta Cotten; grandchildren, Art Laboon of Sherman, Jennifer Hughes of Gordonville and Brandon Hughes of Sherman; and several nieces and nephews.
Among the pallbearers are grandson Art LaBoon and grandson Brandon Hughes, Keith Carlisle, David Kight, Bobby Carlisle and Fred Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers are: Morris Royal, Joe Harris and Ron Marshall.
If desired, please make donations in Doris E. McAfee's name to Downtown Chapel Food Ministry, c/o Fairview Baptist Church, 222 W. Taylor St., Sherman, Texas 75092.
You may sign the online guestbook at www.dannelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2012