Thyra Mae Vinson
July 24, 1920 - January 1, 2013
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|Thyra Mae Coates Vinson, 92, of Spearman, Texas, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Hansford Cemetery, with the Reverend Jim Medley officiating. Burial will follow, and arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.
Thyra was born July 24, 1920, in Wake County, NC, to Oaker Vaden Coates and Lula Jane Parrish Coates. She married William Jesmond Vinson on April 16, 1945, in North Carolina.
Thyra worked for the State Government of North Carolina until she met and married her husband, "Jake". They were members of Emanuel Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina and were active in RA's, Boy Scouts and the Kennedy Baptist Children's Home in Kinston, NC for many years. She was active in their business, Vinson Electric Co. in Raleigh, NC and PJT Cattle in Spearman, TX for the last years of their lives. She loved her children and helped raise many nieces and nephews. She will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jesmond Vinson; her father and mother, Oaker Vaden Coates and Lula Jane Parrish Coates; two brothers, Voris Coates and Oaker Harris Coates; and one sister, Irene Bush.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Jane Schnell and husband Clay of Spearman, TX, and Tracey Leigh Smith and husband Ralph, of Grand Junction, Colorado; a son, William Voris "Pete" Vinson of Benson, NC; two grandsons, Robert Vinson Schnell of Fritch, TX, and Tommy Vinson of NC; two granddaughters, Christie and Megan Vinson, both of North Carolina; one great grandchild of Amarillo, TX, and 4 great grandchildren, all of North Carolina.
The family suggests memorials be to Hansford Hospice or Hansford Manor, both at 707 S. Roland, Spearman, TX, 79081.