CUSHING - Fay Jeannette (Griffin) George was born on August 10, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama. She departed this life for her heavenly home on Thursday, May 25th, 2017. Although losing her father at an early age, she had a happy childhood, enjoying her family, roller skating and the local movie theater. Moving to Nacogdoches County, Texas in 1949, she met and married the father of her children, Lester Ray Nichols, and they lived in the Cushing, Texas area. In 1960 the family moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, where she worked at the Nacogdoches County Tax office until joining the staff of the Stone Fort National Bank from which she retired in 1986. Moving to New Braunfels in 1988 with husband Sid George, she enjoyed many years of retirement and community activities. Mrs. George was a noted seamstress and made many beautiful dresses for her daughters. She was also skilled in cross stitch works, rugs, and quilts, which she gave as gifts and adorned her home. She is also remembered for her delicious cooking skills.
In 2001, after the death of her husband, Mrs. George returned to East Texas residing in Rusk, Texas, next door to her sister, Martha Sanders, her niece Claudia and husband Sam Florian, where she enjoyed many happy years, enjoying her loving family and friends, involved in playing "chicken foot" and her arts and hobbies. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Rusk, Texas. Mrs. George is preceded in death by her parents William Douglass Griffin and Muriel Jeannette Langville, husband Sid George, brother William Douglass II, and half-brother Robert William Furra.
She is survived by her sister Martha Sanders of Rusk, Tx, daughters and son-in-law Patricia Sue Nichols of Cushing, TX, Nita Fay and Mark Robert Hyatt of Brenham, TX, and son Forest Ray Nichols of Cushing, Tx. Mrs. George is also survived by 6 grandchildren Dawn Johnson and husband Shane of Cushing, Texas, Jenny McGlothlin and husband Kyle of Dallas, Texas, Josh Hyatt and wife Jill of Brenham, Texas, Laura Page and husband Bryan of Boulder, Co, Ryan Nichols USAF of Seattle, Washington, and Amanda Cruz of Cushing, Texas, She is also survived by 9 great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are with Dickie Allen Funeral Home in Cushing, Texas. Viewing and visitation is scheduled for Tuesday evening, May 30, from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Funeral services are Wednesday May 31st at 10am. Interment will follow at McKnight Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shane Johnson, Mark Hyatt, Josh Hyatt, Kyle McGlothlin, David Yates, Spence Peppard and honorary pallbearer Sam Florian. Special music will be provided by Ann Millican.
Rev. David Snelson of Landmark Baptist Church, Cushing, Texas and Rev. Maurice D. (Maury) Millican will be officiating Mrs. George's services.
Published on May 31, 2017