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Clovis Bodine

October 13, 2012

Clovis Bodine, 94, of Ackerly, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Ackerly with Dr. Stan Blevins and Derrick Looney officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Clovis was born Jan. 11, 1918, to Howard and Ballie Wright in the Five-Mile Community south of Lamesa. Her fond memories included riding her "Old Paint" horse three miles to school. She graduated from Lamesa High School in 1936.

She married Leon Bodine of Ackerly on June 26, 1942, and they were married for 58 years. Preceding her in death were her husband, a brother and a sister.

Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Jean Marten of Lamesa, Rheba Herman and husband Dwayne of Lubbock and Zelda Bilbo and husband Bob of Ackerly; one son, Steve Bodine and wife Brenda of Big Spring; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Clovis was a member of the First Baptist Church for 70 years. Her love for children was seen in her serving in the church nursery for many years. Clovis was a talented seamstress, sewing for her girls and members of the community. Having lived on a farm in Dawson County all her life, she enjoyed working hand-in-hand with her husband and son in the fields.

The family gratefully acknowledges her caregivers, Janie Quintanilla, Lonnie Cantu, BG Baltazar, MGA and TJ Quintanilla.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Ackerly, P.O. Box 205, Ackerly, Texas 79713; and Charles Stanley's In Touch Ministries, P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, Ga. 30357.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

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