2018-04-04 / Obituaries

LaVerne Houston


Jimmie LaVerne Pyle Houston, 101, formerly of Blakely, Ga., passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Church Home Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Ft. Valley, Ga.

Mrs. Houston was born July 19, 1916, in Blakely to the late Jim Sanders Pyle and Sophia Aletha Davis Pyle. She was a homemaker and a very active member of First Baptist Church and the Dorcus Sunday School Class.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Cloy Hayward “Bill” Houston; four sisters, Bobbie Pyle, Myrtice Paul Ivey, Jean Brown and Eleanor Sheffield; and by her brother, Davis Sanders Pyle.

Survivors include a daughter, Martha Houston Price and husband Phillip of Byron, Ga.; a son, Hayward Houston and wife Wanda of Blakely; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Blakely with Rev. Keith Alderman officiating.

The family received friends for visitation at 10 a.m. in the Social Hall of First Baptist.

Pallbearers were Ben Clenney, Jimmy Pyle, Davis Pyle Jr., Julian Houston, Mal Freeman and Phillip Buckhalter.

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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