Candy Andrews, 81, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, April 19, 2013, in a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Candy was born April 15, 1932, in Potter County, Texas, and married Raymond Andrews on Feb. 5, 1949, in San Angelo. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 2001.
She attended Howard County Junior College and was very community oriented. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Chapter 676; Big Spring Chapter 67, Order of the Eastern Star; and the American Legion. Candy was a member of the Big Spring Art Association and a Texas State Blue Ribbon Winning artist. She had been an officer and was active in Woodmen of the World. Her first love though, was the Lord Jesus Christ.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Lee Dunne and husband James of North Richland Hills; one son, Raymond Lee Andrews of Big Spring; four grandsons, Robin V. Hood of Oklahoma City, Okla., Gary Jr. Engelson of Virginia Beach, Va., James Douglas Hood of Nashville, Tenn., and James J. Dunne Jr. of North Richland Hills; four great grandchildren and three nieces.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Lonnie Lee Andrews; one daughter, Mary Ann Hood-Sweeney; her parents, Vester and Edith Bray; and one brother, Bobby Bray.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Big Spring, P.O. Box 2222, Big Spring, TX 79721.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com