The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

February 4, 2014

Doris Platt

Palestine Herald-Press

— Funeral services for Doris Platt, 87, of Palestine, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Kerry Pharr and Homer Bentley officiating. Burial will follow in Land of Memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mrs. Platt passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Trucare Living Center.

She was born June 7, 1926 in Jacksonville, to Sherman Shell Buffalo and Era Levelle Lasiter Buffalo. She retired from Palestine Independent School District after 18 years of service.

She was well known for her work in the church, and taught Sunday school at Grace Baptist Church. She loved her Lord and she loved to cook.

Mrs. Platt was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otto Platt, on Feb. 1, 1999; sister, Louise Swink; brothers, Raymond, Travis, Wilburn and Sherrell Buffalo; grandchildren, Stephen Terry Ewers Jr. and Jayna Ewers.

She is survived by daughters, Jane Goode of Tyler, Lanita Pharr and husband Kerry of Burns, Tenn., and Melinda DeFore and husband Larry of Palestine; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Larry DeFore, Jason DeFore, Jared Eschberger, Jeremiah Goode, Richard Jones and Matt Moore.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster.

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