In Memory of
Vernell Cotten Anthony
May 4, 1929 - February 4, 2013
Laura Vernell Cotten Anthony passed away peacefully on February 4, 2013 at her home in Kingsland, Texas. Vernell was born on May 4, 1929 in Amarillo, Texas, Potter County. She was a descendent of two West Texas pioneer families: Monroe B. & Rebecca Sawyer and James H. & Sarah Jane Cotten.
Vernell was married to Billy Lee Flippin in March 1945. In January of 1951, Vernell and William Earl Anthony were joined in marriage.
Vernell is preceded in death by her parents Joseph W and Laura A. Cotten, her husband W.E. "Bill" Anthony, brothers Garland Bernard, Duane C., J.W.Jr., Monroe B. and Arthur James Cotten, sisters Vilda Johnston and Levadell Foster, daughter Laura Leigh Butler and son W.J.G. "Sonny" Anthony.
Vernell is survived by her childhood friend and sweetheart Doyle Cain, daughters Shelley Anthony, Judi Wilson and her husband Brad Wilson, and Antoinette Anthony, six grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vernell'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.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Grace Baptist Church, 3928 Hwy 1431 West, Kingsland. A celebration of Vernell's life will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, located at 4219 Park Road 4 South. (512.756.6016) . Services will be officiated by Vernell's dear friend, Pastor Jeff Davis.
Vernell'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
-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