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March 14, 2013

Nellie Rouen Spiares

Athens — Memorial services for Nellie Rouen Spiares, 83, Athens will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Allen officiating.

A private burial will be scheduled at a later date in Houston at Forest Park Cemetery on Lawndale.

Mrs. Spiares died March 12, 2013 in Athens.

She was born Jan. 8, 1930 in Beaumont to the late Davis and Sarah Bergeron Rouen. Nellie was a home maker, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Athens. She volunteered at the Henderson County Food Pantry for many years.  She belonged to and held offices in many organizations. She enjoyed her church and Sunday school class where she previously served as president, treasurer and a teacher.

She graduated from St. Anthony’s High School in Beaumont.  She lived in Houston for 41 years. She moved to Athens in 1990, where she quickly became part of the community, and the community adopted her in love as if she was born and raised as an Athenian.

She is preceeded in death by two sisters, Winnie Leu and Julia Viator of Houston, and her husband of 41 years, James C. Spiares, also of Houston.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Rhonda Spiares, Athens, and Brett and Cari Spiares, Katy, grandchildren, Tammy Corley and husband Robert, Coppell, Jamie Spiares, Athens, James M. Spiares and David Spiares, Katy,  one great-granddaughter, Tessa Corley, Coppell, nieces, nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews and a host of wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, she and the family requests memorials be made to the Henderson County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 2062, Athens, TX  75751.

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