Vernell C. Anthony May 4, 1929 ~ Feb. 4, 2013
January 25, 2013, 9:08 am by Staff Reports
She was born on May 4, 1929 in Amarillo in Potter County. She was a descendent of two West Texas pioneer families: Monroe B. and Rebecca Sawyer, and James H. and Sarah Jane Cotten.
She was married to Billy Lee Flippin in March 1945. In January of 1951, Vernell and William Earl Anthony were joined in marriage.
Anthony is preceded in death by parents Joseph W and Laura A. Cotton; husband W.E. "Bill” Anthony; brothers Garland Bernard, Duane C., J.W. Jr., Monroe B. and Arthur James Cotton; sisters Vilda Johnston and Levadell Foster; daughter Laura Leigh Butler; and son W.J.G. "Sonny” Anthony.
She is survived by her childhood friend and sweetheart Doyle Cain; daughters Shelley Anthony, Judi Wilson and husband Brad Wilson, and Antoinette Anthony; six grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Anthony’s bright smile was known to light up any room she entered. She was loved by friends and family alike – she will be dearly missed by all.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Kingsland.
A celebration of her life will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, located at 4219 Park Road 4 South, 512.756.6016. Services will be officiated by her dear friend, Pastor Jeff Davis.
Anthony’s family would like to express a special thank you to all her wonderful caregivers, as well as appreciation to Hill Country Memorial Hospice for their support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Cancer Society-Research Fund, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Ok 73123 or Cal Farley’s Boy Ranch, PO Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.
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