Mary Lou Willkens, age 87, of Grapeland, TX, died on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Palestine Regional Hospital in Palestine, TX. She was born on November 19, 1931 in Portland, AR to Hattie and Juddy White. She was a member of Latexo Baptist Church in Latexo, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hattie and Juddy White; four brothers, George, Harold, Harvell and Andrew E. White; two sisters, Lobelia Foy and Dorothy Yoder and husband, Ronald P. Willkens.
Survivors include one daughter Evelyn Harville of Grapeland, TX; two sons, Randy Harville of Grapeland, TX and wife, Eva and David Harville and wife, Betty, of Grapeland, TX; five grandchildren; thirteen greatgrandchildren and one sister, Mildred Carpenter of Booneville, AR along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are at 11:00am on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Jones Funeral Home with Bro. Redkey officiating. Visitation is from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Jones Funeral Home. Interment is in Pinewood Memorial Park in Crossett, AR. Pallbearers are Mike White, Ron White, Jimmy Bonnette, Bill Carpenter, Chris Hayden and Chris Coburn. Honorary Pallbearers are Kyle Luce and George Ed White.