The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

April 30, 2013

Arwena Lively

Palestine Herald-Press

— Funeral services for Arwena Lively, 89, of Grapeland, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Grapeland Baptist Church, with the Rev. Delmar White and the Rev. Bill Gernenz officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mrs. Lively went to be with her Savior Saturday at Cartmell Home for the Aged.  She was born March 20, 1924 in Grapeland to Elwin and Lela Guice Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Grapeland Baptist Church.

Mrs. Lively was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louie Thomas Lively; and brother, Harold Smith.  

She is survived by her sister, Betty Grigsby and husband Buel of Elkhart; also niece, Becky Rutledge; and nephews, Brent Grigsby and Brian Grigsby.

Mrs. Lively loved the Lord and her church. She loved WMU and worked diligently for it. She loved animals and took in strays that needed a home. She took pride in her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Richard Rutledge, Brian Grigsby, Ken Bogue, Brent Grigsby, Bill Chavis and Bobby Stovall.

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