Laura Magette

Hamilton County

Anna Laura Magette, 89, of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.Laura was born March 13, 1924, in Rock Island, Tenn., to the late James Lannis and Lorena Glenn Chisam Womack Sr. She married Eugene Everette Magette on Oct. 23, 1949, in Chattanooga. Laura worked as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Group Insurance of CIGNA Insurance Co until her retirement. She was an active member of the Baptist church wherever she lived, including Ridgedale and Northside Baptist Churches in Chattanooga, serving in Sunday School, Sunbeams, and on various church committees. She and Gene enjoyed square dancing with the Chatta Squares. She was president of the Manchester Park Garden Club, winning numerous ribbons for her floral arrangements and judging in both club and city-wide shows. Upon moving to Wichita Falls in 2005, she joined Faith Baptist Church where she and Gene were volunteers in the FLIC. Laura was well-known for her baking, needlework and gardening skills as well. She loved her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gene; her parents; and older brother, James L. Womack Jr.Survivors include daughter, Gene Ann Duyck and husband, Bill, of Wichita Falls; son, Tom Magette and wife, Marci, of Severna Park, Md.; grandchildren, Jim Duyck and wife, Rishelle, of Wichita Falls; Elizabeth Hernandez and husband, Gil, of Houston, Texas; Chris Magette and wife, Sara of Columbia, Md., and Matt Magette and wife, Meghan, of Arlington, Va.; and four great-grandchildren; and sister, Evelyn Hurlbut, of Fredericksburg, Va.Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310; or Faith Baptist Church, 3001 Southwest Pkwy., Wichita Falls, TX 76308.Visitation will be at 10 am, followed by funeral services held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Chattanooga Funeral Home in Hixson with Rev. Sam Greer, Senior Pastor of Red Bank Baptist Church, officiating.Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

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