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Lois Fay Spradling Malone


1920 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Lois Fay Spradling Malone Obituary
Funeral services for Lois Fay Spradling Malone will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in McKinney, Texas. Visitation will be shortly before the service at 1:30. Family members will be conducting the services.

Mrs. Malone passed from this life on Tuesday, May 13 at the age of 93 years. Lois Fay Hartley was born July 31, 1920 in Raines County near Point Texas to the late William (Jerry) Luther and Lovey Louisa Harrell Noyes Hartley. Lois was the 16th of 18 children. Lois was a person of many talents. In her high school years she liked to play basketball and was captain of her team. She loved to draw, paint, make ceramics, and write poems, quilt and work in her flowerbeds.

Lois worked at many jobs throughout her adult life. Her favorites were working in the newspaper field. She worked at The McKinney Gazette, the Allen American and the Penny Saver of McKinney. She sold advertising, wrote stories, and laid out ads. Lois was a member of Woods St. church of Christ. She loved God and used her talents to glorify Him as reflected in her poetry.

Through the years she taught pre-school Bible classes, Ladies Bible classes and Home Bible Studies. One of her favorite memories was of teaching home Bible studies in a campaign to Sioux Falls, S. Dakota with the Walnut Hills church of Christ of Dallas, Texas. Her children were her pride and joy.

She is survived by one son, Jerry Spradling and wife, Bonnie, of Denison and a daughter, Delores Hall and her husband, James, of Sherman; Step-children Jerry (Buzz) Malone and wife, Linda, of Wolfe City and Brenda Swinson of Bonham. She had four grandchildren: Kelly Davidson and wife Kimberly of Van Alstyne; Cindy Gill and husband David of Pottsboro, Texas; Tricia Hand and husband, Jerry, of Fort Worth; and Susan Richardson and husband, Brian, of Lewisville. She had 13 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Carrie Hartley, of Farmersville (who is 105 years of age) and many loving nieces and nephews.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband John Jr. Spradling, who died in 1978, her second husband, Ray Malone who died in 2007, and eight brothers and eight sisters.
Published in The Herald Democrat from May 15 to May 16, 2014
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