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Catherine Louise Floyd Hively

Catherine Louise Floyd Hively, born September 24, 1947, daughter of the late Waitman M. Floyd and June Gipson Floyd of Celeste, died suddenly on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the age of fifty-nine in her San Antonio home.

She is survived by her husband, Ben Hively; a son, Joshua Hively of San Antonio; a daughter, Megan Hively of San Antonio; a sister, Marianna Hale and husband Fred Hale of Forney; and many other family members and friends.

She was a 1965 Celeste honor graduate, graduate of East Texas in Commerce, and held a MS in special education with LLD certification and had taught many years. She had just recently retired.

A celebration of her life was held at the First Baptist Church in Celeste at 6:00 PM on Monday, June 4, 2007. Those taking part were Ricky Henslee, 1963 CHS graduate; classmates Bud Roach and Nancy Stapleton Weatherley; and Susie Hubble. Those assisting with the music were Dana Warren Clark who sang Catherine's favorite song, "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and Donna Blackstock who played "Precious Memories" during the slide presentation. The poem "Dash" and the poem "Life" written by daughter Megan Hively were recited by Ricky Henslee.


Suddenly you turn around and...
it's your first day in high school,
talking with old friends...
meeting new teachers, also.

Suddenly you turn around and...
it's your graduation day,
getting ready to go to college...
saying good-bye to everyone your know.

Suddenly you turn around and...
your whole life is passing before your eyes
not knowing what will happen next.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Methodist Church in Celeste, American Heart Association, or to a charity of choice.

(Memorial program)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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