The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


August 3, 2013

Eva Lucille Thorpe

Services for Eva Lucille Thorpe, 89, of Tyler, will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Nied officiating.

Private burial will follow at Herrington Land of Memory in Palestine, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thorpe passed away Thursday, Aug. 1 in Tyler.

She was born Feb. 8, 1924 in Grapeland to Nimmie Jane and Mahlon Wright.

Mrs. Thorpe retired from K. Woolens in 1986 after working for the local Palestine department store for over 17 years.

Mrs. Thorpe was preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. Thorpe Jr., and her brothers, James Wright and Dawson Wright.

She is survived by her loving family including sister, Lottie Sam Ramirez and husband Paul of Grapeland; daughter, Tina Oxford of Round Rock; sons, Larry Thorpe of Lindale, Harry Thorpe and wife Loretta of Sugar Land, and Gary Thorpe and wife Lavona of Whitehouse. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Oxford, Michael Thorpe, David Thorpe, Greg Thorpe, Stephen Thorpe and Bobby Thorpe.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. today at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler.

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