The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

August 3, 2013

Orene Blackshear


GREENVILLE — Orene Blackshear, 98, of Greenville, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Hinton Home in Farmersville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with burial following at Memoryland Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Blackshear was born Feb. 26, 1915, in Hunt County. She was the daughter of Dealy Fletcher Bishop and Minnie Samantha Cook Bishop. She married J. K. Blackshear in Leonard on Sept, 2, 1933. 

She was a retired cook with the Greenville Independent School District and a member of Park Street Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, J. B. Blackshear and wife, Weyma of Greenville; daughters, Sue Holt and husband, Cletus of Celeste and Martha Meador of Greenville; one brother; three sisters; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson, Brett Holt, and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Blackshear, Randy Blackshear, Aaron Holt, Kris Holt, Chad Blackshear, Robert Holt and Roger Mueller.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphomna Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.cokermathews.com


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