Alva Thaxton

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Funeral services for Alva F. Thaxton, 93, of Florien, were held June 26 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Rickey Robertson officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Alva Laura Thaxton was born on Saturday, January 26, 1924 in Bryson City, North Carolina and passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center in Many.Alva met Raydon Thaxton during the war while he was in Naval School. After the war they were married on November 14, 1946 in Shreveport. After they were married they bought a farm located in Mt. Carmel. In 1960 they moved to Nederland, Texas where they raised their children. In 1974 Alva and Raydon moved back to their farm in Mt. Carmel where they raised cattle, farmed and enjoyed spending time with their family. Alva was a dedicated church member at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Frisby and Mell Lindsey Frisby; sister, June Crump and Alcie DuVall; and her grandfather who raised her, Robert Bob Lindsey. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Raydon Thaxton of Florien; son, Michael Thaxton and companion, Shirley Rodgers, of Lumberton, Texas; daughter, Judy Johnson and husband, E. J., of Austin, Texas; grandson, Chris Thaxton of Jasper, Texas; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.Pallbearers were Brad Browning, Brady Browning, Tanner Browning, Chris Thaxton, Wade Thaxton, and Greg Ellzey.Honorary Pallbearers were Raydon Thaxton’s Mt. Carmel Sunday School Class.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Fund.

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