Athens Review, Athens, Texas


November 26, 2012

Billye Tompkins Lytle

Athens — Brownsboro – Funeral  services for Billye Lytle of Brownsboro are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at the Faith Baptist Church of Brownsboro with the Rev. James Conner officiating.

Billye passed from this earthly home to her Heavenly home on Nov. 26, 2012.

Ms. Lytle was born to Henry Worth Tompkins Sr. and Carrie Ellen Wood in Brownsboro. Billye was born and raised in the Brownsboro area before moving overseas.  She returned home in 1979, after enjoying the adventures and beauty she saw all over the world.  She was a member of Faith Baptist church in Brownsboro, where she loved teaching Sunday school.  She spent many years as a member of the East Texas Medical Center Auxiliary, and was a very proud supporter of the Brownsboro Volunteer Fire Department.  Billye loved the outdoors.  “Oma” was loved and cherished by her family, and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters; Troy Tompkins, John Tompkins, Ophelia Tompkins, Marie Killingsworth, Minever McKnight, Amanda Jane Faulkner and Henry Worth Tompkins, Jr.

Billye leaves behind her son, Richard and wife Jackie Lytle of Katy; daughter, Vicki Lytle of Houston; two brothers, James and wife Patsy Tompkins of Brownsboro and Jack and wife Jan Tompkins of Dallas; one sister, Patricia Ball of Rusk; three grandchildren, Carrie and husband Hiren Patel, Julie Lytle, Sydney and husband Ryan Thompson and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her name to: Faith Baptist Church, 13567 State Highway 31 East, Brownsboro, TX 75756,  or to Brownsboro Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 778, Brownsboro, TX  75756. 

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2012 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

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