Athens Review, Athens, Texas

January 22, 2013

Maxine Wood Darby


The Athens Review

Athens — ATHENS-A memorial service for Maxine Wood Darby, 84, Athens, is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Eastern Hills Church of Christ with Danny Davis officiating.

Mrs. Darby died Jan. 21, 2013 in Athens.

She was born Oct. 13, 1928 in San Juan to Archie Leonard and Monie Foster Wood. Maxine grew up in Pharr, and spent some time in Nashville, before settling in Athens.

She was a wonderful cook, devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and Christian woman.

She was preceded in death by her brother Dan Wood and sisters LaRue Pfotenhauer and Bonnie Edwards.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Eugene Darby, Athens; sons Brian Darby and wife Jennifer, Denver, Colo., Ken Darby and wife Kathleen, Nashville, Tenn.; daughters Tere Lawyer and husband Don, Athens; grandchildren Peyton Williford, Nashville, Tenn., Whitney-Williford Morris, Dallas, Amber Budronis, Nashville, Tenn., Rosemary Darby, Nashville, Tenn., Chris Darby, Denver, Colo. and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cain Center, 915 S. Palestine St., Athens TX 75751 or the East Texas Arboretum, P.O. Box 2231, Athens, TX 75751.

You may leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com