Betty Nadine Koonce
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Funeral Services for Betty Nadine Koonce will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday November 27, 2012 in Homewood Baptist Church with Rev. James W. "Jimmy" Koonce and Rev. David F. Boothe officiating. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens, under the direction of John Kramer & Son.
Betty Nadine Koonce, age 93, of Alexandria passed away Saturday November 24, 2012 at Lexington House.
She is preceded in death by her husband Rev. Jim Koonce Sr.; and her two daughters Lela Katrina and Linda Lee Koonce Ussery Hicks; her parents Charles Neil and Marge Lee and her brother Charles Neil Jr.
Betty married in Debew, Oklahoma to James Wilfred Koonce shortly after they moved to Shamrock, Oklahoma where he worked in the oil fields and she worked in the post office. In 1955 they moved to Alexandria where he pastured Cedar Grove Baptist Church and she was a bookkeeper for Red Ball Motor Freight. Betty later retired from Walker Oldsmobile as a bookkeeper with 25 years of service. One of her greatest passions was playing the piano which her career spanned for over 65 years. She played at the First Baptist Church of Shamrock, Oklahoma, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, First Baptist Church in Leon Springs, Texas and Homewood Baptist Church, where she played up until she was 92 years of age. Betty's faith was in her Lord, family and church. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
She is survived by her son James Wilfred "Jimmy" Koonce Jr. and wife Margret of Alexandria; her five grandchildren Freddie Joe Ussery, Melissa LeeAnn McLain, William Neil Koonce, Ann Marie Stephens and Catherine Lee Darbone; eight great grandsons and four great granddaughters.
Visitation will be held Monday November 26, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. at John Kramer & Son.
Pallbearers serving will be Joey Ussery, Brad Stephens, Mitchell Stephens, Casey Darbonne, David McLain, and Benjamin Smith. Honorary pallbearers serving will be Bill Koonce, Zachary Ussery, Cole Ussery, Tyler Ussery, Sam Ussery, Kyle Ussery, Taylor Smith, and the Deacons of Homewood Baptist Church.
Online notes of condolences may be made to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 25, 2012