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Virgie M. Mazy

July 20, 2012

Virgie M. Mazy, 91, completed her journey on this world Monday, July 16, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, located at 5701 Hwy. 277 South with Wes Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Virgie was born to Hayden and Bessie Ellison on Sept. 28, 1920, in Bedias, Texas. She grew up in the Abilene area, where she met and married her husband, Travis, in November of 1937. She had two sons, Donald, who resides in California and Tommy Ray, who preceded her in death.

Virgie was known as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and loyal friend. She was a homemaker, beautician, seamstress and a champion of education, continually urging those around her to learn as much as possible.

She also had a passion for designing and making unique clothing for herself and her grandchildren, which usually reflected her love for the color red.

Survivors include her husband of 74 years, Travis of Abilene; a son, Donald and wife Elaine; granddaughter, Charlayne Deming and husband Douglas Hatch; grandson, Roger Deming and wife Cindy; and great-granddaughter, Jenna Hatch, all residing in California. She also leaves behind numerous loving nieces and nephews.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to Alzheimer's Research or to a favorite charity in her memory.
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