Katherine Harris Gay

Services for Katherine Harris Gay, 81, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Reverend Charles Roberts will officiate and the eulogy will be presented by Gwen Best. Interment will follow in the Old Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Gay was born March 23, 1926, in Nancy, Texas, the daughter of the late Margaret (Howard) and John William Mullens. She died Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at her daughter's residence in Salado, Texas.

Mrs. Gay was a retired bookkeeper for the Lufkin Telephone Exchange. She was also a homemaker and a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Gay enjoyed crocheting, fishing and playing dominoes with her 42 Club. She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Denman Avenue Baptist Church, and had resided in Lufkin most of her life.

Survivors include her husband, T.J. Gay of Lufkin; daugher and son-in-law, Lynn and Don Kennedy of Salado; daughter, Lea Harris of Vidor; stepson, Tom Gay of Whitehouse; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Beth and Ken Grace of Lufkin; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Mrs. Gay was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Harris, Jr., and by a brother, Bill Mullens.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie Dunn, Joe Dunn, Ken Grace, Tom Gay, Scott Kennedy and Mike Sorrell.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home.

Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, directors