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Vertie Mae Anastas of Jacksboro


Vertie Mae Anastas, 80, of Jacksboro, passed away on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 in Wichita Falls.

Vertie Mae Anastas

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 2, at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Henrietta, Texas with Rev. Tony A. Rodgers, pastor of the Southside Baptist Church in Bowie, officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery in Bellevue under the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Henrietta.

Mrs. Anastas was born in Georgia Aug. 29, 1931 to Luther A. and Annie (Bates) Alligood. She married Gene Anastas on May 25, 2006 in Jack County. She was a retired nurses aid for Clay County Memorial Hospital. She was a Baptist, a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxilary and the Red Door Senior Citizens. She loved crocheting, visiting at the Red Door and sports.

Mrs. Anastas was preceded in death by a son, Robert Tanner; two sisters, Ann Hughes and Mattie Lou Howell; and two brothers, Sgt. Hansel Alligood and Sgt. Luther J. Alligood.

Survivors include husband Gaston E. Anastas of Jacksboro, TX; two daughters, Bonnie Schneider and husband Eddie of Greenville, Tenn., and Margie Barnett of Henrietta; a son, Danny Tanner and wife Jana of Virginia; brother Ray Alligood and wife Pam of Milon, Ga.; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at the Davis Funeral Home Sunday Jan. 1, from 6-7 p.m..

Memorial may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.


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