Cleona Babb, 100
Cleona Estes Babb, 100, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012, in The Terrace nursing facility in Berea.
Mrs. Babb was born October 5, 1912, in Estill, County, Ky., the daughter of the late Harlan and Julie Gordon Estes.
She was a great mother and grandmother. Mrs. Babb was an excellent Christian role model, who always strived to be honest and respectable. She was a member of Westside Christian Church, and she loved her church family dearly.
She is survived by two daughters, Jewell Dean Babb Parke and Darlene Babb Newell (Ronald), both of Waco; two sisters, Delma Ramsey, Richmond, and Laura Estes Coffey, Sand Hill; seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, John William Babb; daughter, Shirley Jean Babb Purcell; and two sisters, Rose Alma Murphy and Anna Mae Sams.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2012, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, with Rev. Matt Vaught and Rev. Mike Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Wilbur Crowe, Eugene Turner, Steven Madden, Stevie Madden, William Madden, and Ken Wells. Honorary pall bearers will be Michael Madden, Wayne Newell, Jack Neeley, Mike Stull, Mark Campbell, Gary Bryan, and Ed Neeley.