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Obituaries -- May 22, 2014

LURLENE LAMB

Funeral services for Mrs. Lurlene Lamb, 87, will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday with the family present from 6:00p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Alice Lurlene Lamb, R.N. passed away peacefully with her family at her side May 16, 2014, at the age of 87. For the last year and a half she has lived in Carrollton, Texas near her son and daughter-in-law. She is predeceased by her parents Emmett and Lila Barger, husband Bobby S. Lamb, sisters Modene Carruth and Shirley Dillon, brothers David Barger and Dwain Barger.

She is survived by her son, Steve Lamb and his wife Elizabeth Carroll Lamb of Carrollton, many nieces and nephews, friends and extended family.

Lurlene was born in Teague, Texas, Freestone County on March 17, 1927, the second of five children. A child of the Great Depression, when she was old enough, Lurlene picked cotton alongside her parents and siblings. She graduated from Teague High School in 1944. She moved to Dallas to attend Parkland Nursing School, and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1947. She met Bobby while waiting at a bus stop in Dallas, prior to graduating from nursing school. They fell in love and were married in 1946.

Lurlene was a true pioneer. She is officially recognized by Parkland Memorial Hospital and Dallas County as the first recovery room nurse in Texas. Hired and trained by Dr. M. T. ?Pepper ?Jenkins who was U.T. Southwestern Medical School Director of Anesthesia, they established the first recovery room in the state in 1949. She became Head Nurse and later Assistant Supervisor of Parkland Recovery Room.

Of singular note, during her rewarding 35 year career at Parkland, was November 1963, when she cared for Governor John Connally, severely wounded during the assassination of President Kennedy.

Lurlene retired from Parkland in June of 1985. Soon after, she and Bobby moved back to her hometown of Teague to be close to family and friends.

She was a lifelong member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Teague, and a member of the ?Over 55 Club? where she loved playing cards and dominoes with friends. She was an active volunteer at the local charity, The Lord?s Storehouse. Her hobbies included gardening and doing crossword puzzles with her sister.

She loved, and was loved, by everyone she knew.

Please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family. Bowers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NAOMI LEE SCOTT

Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Lee Scott, 82, were held on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Rev. Alan Van Hooser officiated. Interment followed the services at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Sunday with the family present from 6:00p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Scott passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at her residence in Teague. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but lived in Teague, Texas all of her adult life. Mrs. Scott was a dedicated mother and homemaker until her husband passed away in 1982 when she went to work at Tastee Burger in Teague. She later worked as a ward attendant for the Mexia State School for ten years before retiring and was an avid dog lover in the true sense of the phrase. Mrs. Scott was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Teague.

She is survived by two sons, Wayne Scott and wife Andrea of Huntsville and Craig Scott and wife Debbie of Florence, Arizona; one daughter, Sharon Bunch of Tyler; ten grandchildren, Mika Spears and husband Neal of Smithville, Angela Stacks and husband Jared of Manvel, Sarah Scott of Teague, Misty McClendon of Jacksonville, Melanie May and husband Steve of Dallas, Matt Carlile and wife Vicky of Madison, Alabama, Meredith Carlile and Ronnie Dominguez of Lindale, Casey Carlile of Tyler, Heath Scott of Huntsville and Trent Scott of Huntsville; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Shirley Graham of Donie; other relatives and friends including her special friends and caretakers, Suzy Epps, Edna Nichols, Donna Hargrove, and Michelle Bowers.

Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, Heston Thomas Scott, and one son, Tommy Scott.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Humane Society, HSVS, 2100 L St.NW, Washington, DC 20037 or online at www.humanesociety.org or to the animal shelter of your choice.

Please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family. Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

JOHNNY LYNN WILSON

Graveside services for Mr. Johnny Lynn Wilson, 77, were held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 3:00p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. Rhesa Browning, Mr. Wilson?s son-in-law, officiated.

Mr. Wilson passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Providence Health Center in Waco. He was born in Wortham on June 14, 1936, but moved around numerous times as a child with his family. Mr. Wilson married Mary on September 5, 1971, and shared over forty-two years together. He worked as a union boilermaker for George R. Brown for over twenty-three years, and remained in the oil and gas industry all his working life.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Wilson of Teague; one son, Wes Wilson and wife Lyn of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Lisa Rider and husband Eric of Ennis, and Geraline Browning and husband Rhesa of Austin; five granddaughters, Madison Rider, Sidney Rider, Brooklyn Rider, Mary Browning, and Anna Browning; one grandson, Asa Browning; other relatives and friends.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruby Wilson, and two brothers, W.H. Wilson and Travis Leon Wilson.

Please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family. Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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