In Memory

Mattie Faye Jane Thurman Wilson (St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1957

Mattie Faye Jane Thurman Wilson (St Flying Tigers)

Mattie Faye Jane Thurman Wilson

November 25, 1938 - December 28, 2005

CROSS PLAINS -- Mattie Faye Wilson, age 67, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 in her home in Cross Plains. Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2005 at the Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel in Cross Plains with Ronnie White officiating.

She was born November 25, 1938 to Barney Bell and Ruby Allene (Etheredge) Thurman in Big Spring. She completed college and began teaching elementary school. Mattie Faye taught at Jim Ned, Eula, Arizona and retired from the Cross Plains ISD in 2000. She married Randy Wilson in June of 1981 in Tuscola, TX. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cross Plains.

She is survived by her sister Patricia Lewallen of Early; several nephews and nieces including: Edward Lewallen and wife Linda of Weatherford; Scott Lewallen and wife Kim of Blanket; Uvonna Alexander and husband Chris of Mansfield; Vicki Rutegar and husband Mark of CA; Kim, Jainey, and Kathy of TN; as well as 2 sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Randy, and brother Garett Thurman.

She will be missed by her former students, co-teachers, friends and relatives.

Donations may be made to the Cross Plains Fire Relief and Victims Fund, c/o of Texas Heritage Bank, PO Box 699, Cross Plains, TX 76443 in her memory.

Abilene Reporter News, Dec 30, 2005