Services for Joyce Voncil Donathan, 66, of Ralls was at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 12, 2005 at the Ralls First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Larry Reed-Farris and Sven Appleton officiating. Burial will be in the Ralls Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.
She passed away Thursday, February 10, 2005 at her Ralls home with her family by her side.
She was born on June 25, 1938 in Crosby County to Weldon Lyle and Wilma (Griffin) Paschall. On June 25, 1956 she married Wayne Donathan in Lorenzo.
She was a member of the Ralls First United Methodist Church, the Red Hat Society and the American Cancer Society of Crosby County of which she was a past president. She worked for the Ralls Independent School District for 28 years as the business manager's secretary and received the Walter Gillon Humanitarian Award in 2002. She had lived in Crosby County all her life.
She is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Annie Grace Donathan who died in 2000. Survivors include; her husband; Wayne Donathan of Ralls, two sons and their wives; Lyle and Melodie Donathan of Wolfforth, Lance and Nikki Donathan of College Station, a daughter; Lyniece Donathan of Ralls, her parents; Wilma and J. K. Bradshaw of Springtown, a brother; Vannoy Paschall of Bryan, a sister; Virginia Corker of Mobile, AL, three step brothers; Marshall Bradshaw of Amarillo, Delbert Bradshaw and wife Mary of Arlington, Ed Bradshaw of Stephenville and five grandchildren; Chelsea, Brandt, Tanner, Cooper and Jake Donathan. Pallbearers will be; Dag Azam, Sven Appleton, Bruce Harris, Charlie Burt, David Prewitt and George Doak.
The family suggest memorials to the Ralls EMS, 800 Ave I, Ralls, Tx 79357.
The Crosby County News, Thursday February 17, 2005, page 9
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