Athens Review, Athens, Texas


November 8, 2006

Obituaries, Nov. 8, 2006

Oliver Busch

Services for Oliver Busch, 67, are pending with Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

Mr. Busch died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Mary Lou Hollabaugh

Mary Lou (Knott) Hollabaugh, age 65, of Waxahachie, passed away Monday, November 6, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas from lung and heart problems.

She was born in Palestine, Texas on November 28, 1940, one of seven kids to Smiley and Johnnie Knott. Mary Lou graduated from Athens High School in 1959 and on March 14, 1959, she married Dexter Hollabaugh of Waxahachie. She worked for Fred S. James Insurance in Dallas for 25 years. She was a member of the Ellis County Master Gardeners and very active with the Pacesetters at the First Baptist Church in Waxahachie.

Although very ill for many years, Mary Lou worked tirelessly to help friends and strangers who were in need. She will be missed by many.

Survivors include her loving husband of 47 years, Dexter Hollabaugh of Waxahachie; daughter, Kellie Roberts and her husband George of Euless; two brothers, Bobby Knott and his wife Virginia and Johnny Knott and his wife June all of Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Joanne Carlisle and her husband Jack of Dallas, Mrs. Billie Gullick and her husband Chuck of Lindale and Mrs. Joyce Ellis of Waxahachie, sister-in-law, Sol Ray of Jacksonville, Texas; 8 nieces and 6 nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, November 9, 2006, in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with Reverend Jack McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at the Waxahachie City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

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