Vernell Cotten Anthony KINGSLAND-May 4, 1929 to Feb. 4, 2013 Laura Vernell Cotten Anthony passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2013, at her home in Kingsland, Texas. Vernell was born on May 4, 1929, in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. She was a descendent of two West Texas pioneer families: Monroe B. and Rebecca Sawyer, and James H. and Sarah Jane Cotten. Vernell was married to Billy Lee Flippin in March 1945. In January of 1951, Vernell and William Earl Anthony were joined in marriage. Vernell was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph W and Laura A. Cotton; her husband, W.E. Bill Anthony; brothers, Garland Bernard, Duane C., J.W. Jr., Monroe B. and Arthur James Cotton; sisters, Vilda Johnston and Levadell Foster; daughter, Laura Leigh Butler; and son, W.J.G. Sonny Anthony. Vernell is survived by her childhood friend and sweetheart, Doyle Cain; daughters, Shelley Anthony, Judi Wilson and her husband Brad Wilson, and Antoinette Anthony; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vernell's bright smile was known to light up any room she entered. She was loved by friends and family alike. She will be dearly missed by all. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 3928 Hwy 1431 West, Kingsland. A celebration of Vernell's life will follow in Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, located at 4219 Park Road 4 South, (512.756.6016). Services will be officiated by Vernell's dear friend, Pastor Jeff Davis. Vernell's family would like to express a special thank you to all her wonderful caregivers, as well as appreciation to Hill Country Memorial Hospice for their support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to
-Research Fund, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or Cal Farley's Boy Ranch, PO Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174. Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 7, 2013