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Mary M. Lemmons Gill, 82, of Lake Kiowa died Nov. 30 at her residence.  A celebration of life will be held Dec. 12 at the Gainesville Civic Center in Gainesville with Olden Cook officiating. A reception will follow.

A private graveside service was held Dec. 1 at the Collinsville Cemetery under the direction of the Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

History  Mary M. Lemmons Gill was born June 18, 1926 in Denison to Elmer Arthur and Aletha Marie Henry Lemmons. Her mother was a descendent of Patrick Henry. She married Harry Gill March 20, 1943 in

Grand Prairie. Mary M. Lemmons Gill graduated as Valedictorian of Grand Prairie High School in 1944. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Red Hat Society and Phieta Sorority.  She served the Cooke County community. She was a founding member of the Volunteer Auxiliary of Home Hospice of Cooke County, volunteer advocate for CASA, board member of the Frank Buck Zoological Society and a board of director emeritus and ambassador for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors   Mary M. Lemmons Gill is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Deborah Gill of Checotah, Okla., and Edwin D. and Tammy K. Gill of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Rodney D. and Renae Gill of Arlington, Darren S. Gill of Hurst, Kelly L. Gill of Dallas and Edwin Brent Gill of Irving; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and niece and husband, Pamela Sue Williams and Alan Ortloff of Madill, Okla.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Gill; parents, Elmer and Aletha Lemmons; brother, Walter Trellis Lemmons; and sister, Bettye Marcellia Lemmons Williams. Donations

Contributions may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County, 1001 E. Broadway, Gainesville, Texas, 76240; or CASA of North Texas, 900 N. Grand Ave., Gainesville, Texas, 76240The Weekly News of Cooke County, December 11, 2008

By Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall

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