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A funeral service for LaVerne J. Bobbitt, age 92, of Rusk was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Welch officiating. Burial followed at Myrtle Springs Cemetery.
Ms. Bobbitt passed away February 15, 2018 in a Tyler hospital. She was born May 6, 1925 in Gallatin, TX to the late James Oscar and Bertha Murray Jackson. Ms. Bobbitt was a lifelong resident of Rusk and retired from Rusk State Hospital after 25 plus years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rusk and loved antiques, writing poetry and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, L.Z. Herring, second husband, Myron Bobbitt, one son, Wayne Herring, three sisters and one brother. Survivors include two daughters, Jo Ann Herring of Rusk, Shalah and Rickey Brown of New Summerfield, TX, six grandchildren including Kim Brown, Felicia Villegas, Stacey Ellis, Teresa Baer, Craig Herring and Tracey Herring, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, daughter-in-law, Nona Herring of Grapeland, TX and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers included Jeff Baer, Tracey Herring, Gerald Baker, Lee Paul Baker, Brayden Eychner and Kenneth Jackson. An honorary pallbearer was John Ellis. Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the funeral home.
Published on February 19, 2018
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