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January 18, 2013

Charlene Douglas Mullins

Athens —

Our smiling blue eyed angel went to be with her Lord and Savior in heaven on January 16, 2013.

Charlene Douglas Mullins was born on August 13, 1931 and having been a long-time resident of Malakoff, Texas she graduated a year early with honors.  She was a cheerleader for Malakoff High School for many years and also for Henderson County Jr. College.

Charlene became Mrs. Claudie Mullins on May 18, 1949 and she and Claudie had five children.  Charlene and Claudie had been married 54 years at the time of his passing January 18, 2004.  She was a seamstress most of her life and ran the Holiday Cleaners in Malakoff for 20 years.

After taking her last breath on earth and her first breath in heaven, Charlene rejoiced as she reunited with her parents Albert and Jessie Mae Douglas, husband Claudie Mullins, daughter Becky Ray, sisters Billie Ruth Andrews and Jimmie Merle Wallace, brother Clayburn Douglas, mother-in-law Iva Jane Mullins, grand-daughter Kaylee Diane Mullins, and great-grandson Joseph Shay Monroe.

She is survived by her children Sandy Shirey of Malakoff, son Bill Mullins and wife Tammy Mullins of Malakoff, son Charles Mullins of Malakoff, daughter Jay Jay Lee and husband Kelly Lee of Katy, TX, son-in-law O.B. Ray of Malakoff, sister-in-law Ruby Douglas.  Her legacy continues with 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three more great-grandchildren on the way.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rufus McGuffey, Robert McGuffey, Ryan McGuffey, Adam Ray, Matt Ray, Bart Ray, Tyler Mullins, Lance Mullins, Austin Monroe, and Colton Monroe.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grand-daughters Lindsey Brignac, Heather McKinley, Amber Feagins, Laci Mullins, Kayla Mullins, Jennifer Lee, and Amanda Lee.

Visitation for Ms. Mullins is Friday, January 18, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the Malakoff First Baptist Church.  Service will be Saturday, January 19 at 10:00 AM with Bro. Robert Webb officiating.  Interment will follow in the Malakoff Cemetery.

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