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Billye Yvonne (Harvey) Slaton


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Billye Yvonne (Harvey) Slaton Obituary
Billye Yvonne (Harvey) Slaton, age 85, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Graveside services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Palava Cemetery with Rev. Ryan Strebeck officiating. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Billye was born June 7, 1931 at Palava Community in Fisher County, Texas. She is a graduate of Sweetwater High School and North Texas University in Denton, Texas. She married Roy F. Slaton July 11, 1953 in Sweetwater, Texas and he passed away May 19, 1987. Billye was a home economics teacher for 32 years, starting in the fall of 1951 and retiring in 1996, taking a number of years off while her sons were young. She served her whole career at Marfa High School in Marfa, Texas. She would frequently dream she was back in the class room again with her students that she adored and loved so much. She moved to Dallas from Marfa in 2006. She was a Baptist. Billye is survived by her sons Harvey Slaton of Dallas, Thad Slaton and wife Sandra of Tacoma, Washington, two grandchildren Kevin Slaton of Florida, Hailey Slaton of Fairfax, Virginia, sisters-in-law Martha Harvey of Sweetwater and Agnes Harvey of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Billye is also preceded in death by her parents William M. (Bill) Harvey February 28, 1999 and Bettina Juanita (Tina) (Howard) Harvey October 22, 2007, brothers Lt. Col. Luther T. Harvey (USAF) February 10, 1972 and Charles Turner Harvey, Sr. September 1, 2002. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made to the Palava Cemetery Association, % Martha Harvey, 1563 State Hwy. 70 South, Sweetwater, Texas 79556. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Dec. 26, 2016
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