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August 16, 2013

Willie Mae Jumper

Athens — WALTON COMMUNITY - Services for Willie Mae Jumper, 82, of the Walton Community are scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday at Living for the Brand Cowboy Church in Athens with the Rev. Dewain Mixon officiating.

Burial will follow in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Jumper passed away at home Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.

She was born June 8, 1931 in Van Zandt County to the late George Henry and Julia D. Kirkland Stephens and was a lifelong resident of the county.  Willie Mae was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker in the true sense of the word. The joy of quilting, sewing, cooking, gardening and canning the harvest was such an important part of her life. Most importantly, her grandchildren were the “apple of her eye.” She was a devoted member of Zion Hill Assembly of God Church. For more than 15 years, Mrs. Jumper worked for Malouf Manufacturing in Canton.

She was preceded in death by brothers Cartis Stephens, Ray Stephens and sister Ava Bass.

Survivors include: husband of 62 years, Luke Jumper, Athens; sons, Wayne Jumper and wife Leah, Athens, Tracy Jumper and wife Sadie, Edom; daughter Wanda Walsh and husband Carl, Henderson; sisters Wilma Green, Athens, Georgia Whittengton, Dallas; grandchildren, Donnie Walsh, Shirley Morrison, Lorna Kainer and  Hanna Jumper; great-grandchildren, Colby Walsh and Corbin Jumper.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Green, Ennis Bass, Rickie Pagitt, Dwayne McCarley, Donnie Walsh and Colby Walsh.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

If desired, memorials may be made to Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, P. O. Box 1177, Fairfield, TX 75840.

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

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