MARY LOUISE KING, 97, of Paris, passed from this life
Thursday December 5, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday December 13, 2013 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Graham officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.Thursday at the funeral home.
Louise was born May 24, 1916, in Quannah, Texas, a daughter of Robert Claude and Hortense Marie Ward Roddy. She completed high school in Minter, Texas, then went on to a lifetime of work as a seamstress, and her more important work as a wife and homemaker. She married James Earl King on October 22, 1938, and he preceded her in death on March 14, 2000.
In addition to her husband James she was preceded in death by a sister, Claudia Marie Bowman, and by two brothers, Joe Doyal Roddy and John Em Roddy.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Skidmore and husband Travis, of Paris, and Gradie Marie Beard and husband Billy, of Paris; four granddaughters, Laurie Marie McGuire and husband Sean, of Paris, Jamie Dawn Galyon and husband Scott, of Pottsboro, Tammy April Reed and husband Howard, of Paris, and Misti Love Clark and husband Mike, of Paris; eleven great-grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Strickland, Cassi Bailey Shaffer, Randi April Nichols, Brette Marie Galyon, Michaela Love Clark, Logan Bo Nichols, Shelby Dawn Galyon, Tristan Conner McGuire, Dylan Ryder McGuire, Matthew David Clark, and Michael Drake Clark; three great-great-grandchidren, Rayder Tytan Waldroup, Alyssa Grace Land, and Brayden Jay Land.
Named to serve as pallbearers are Logan Bo Nichols, Tristan McGuire, Dylan McGuire, Mike Clark, Scott Galyon, and Sean McGuire. Brandon Teague is named an honorary pallbearer.
If desired, the family requests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org , or The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 199 Water Street, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10038, http://www.alzinfo.org/ .