Thelma Marie Maxey
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Thelma Maxey Photo LORENZO (Special) - Services for Thelma Marie Maxey, 65, of Lorenzo will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lorenzo First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Lee Roark, pastor of Friona First United Methodist Church, and Don Boren, pastor, officiating.

Burial in Lorenzo Cemetery will be directed by Carter-Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.

Mrs. Maxe y died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1993, in Lubbock's St. Mary Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 24, 1928, in Hale County and married Chester E. Maxey on July 17, 1949, in Lockney. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in Home Economics from Texas Tech University. She taught Home Enonomics at Lorenzo High School and was a member of the Vocational Home Enonomics Teachers Association of Texas.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Dee of Dallas; a daughter, Judy Haley of Longview; a sister, Pat Adams of Lockney; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Harold Priddy, John Bain, Ed Smith, Herbert Boyd, Alvin Morrison and Larry Mann.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, June 23, 1993
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

Chester Maxey
Chester E. Maxey, son of Lura and Fred Maxey, was born in Chilton, TX, on August 17, 1921, and passed away peacefully in Dallas, TX, on Tuesday, November 4, 2008.

This gentle man from the plains lived most of his life in Lorenzo, TX, where he and his wife Thelma raised two children, Judy Haley of Longview and Dee Maxey of Dallas. As an adult, Chester proudly served his country in WWII as a Navy Signalman in the Pacific and graduated from Texas Tech University where he met Thelma. For a short time they lived in Sulphur, Oklahoma, but he was always anxious to go home to Lorenzo to be part of the community. Chester served on the Lorenzo City Council from 1958 to 1959. For a short time, Chester and Thelma owned a dry cleaning store on Harrison Street until he was appointed Lorenzo's Postmaster from which he retired in 1981.

Chester enjoyed worship at the First United Methodist Church of Lorenzo, flying and rebuilding airplanes, watching Texas Tech football and basketball events, spending time with friends telling stories, and most of all he relished every second spent with his family.

Chester is predeceased by Thelma and a brother, Wilson Maxey. He is survived by Judy and Bobby Haley; Dee and Kitty Maxey; grandchildren Allison Haley of Carrollton; Jeff Haley and his wife Julie of Tyler; great granddaughter, Olivia Haley and cherished friend Winona Watson.

Services were at the First United Methodist Church of Lorenzo, Thursday, November 6, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Burial followed in the Lorenzo Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Lorenzo. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lorenzo Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 571, Lorenzo, TX 79343.

©Crosby County News, Friday, November 7, 2008, page 7

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