Elizabeth Beckcom Saxon

Elizabeth Beckcom Saxon, 94, of Lufkin, was born August 22, 1913, in Hemphill, Texas, the daughter of the late Sudie (Bell) and Solomon Arthur Beckcom. She passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008, in a local nursing facility.

Mrs. Saxon was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Denman Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and John Parker of Lufkin and Janelle and Hugh Beckcom of San Antonio; grandchildren and spouses, Adam B. and Rosanne Parker, Alex B. and Linda Parker, Arthur B. Parker, W. Jim and Cathy Turner, and Robin and John Wyrembelski; great-grandchildren, Maigan Parker, Sgt. Luke McCreary, USMC, Will McCreary, Caleb Parker and Sarah Turner; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and special friends, Kent and Helen Graham, Charles and Reida Lawrence, and Parkwood Place staff and residents.

Mrs. Saxon was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Merl Saxon, on November 28, 2007.

Honorary pallbearers will be Adam B. Parker, Alex B. Parker, Arthur B. Parker, Caleb B. Parker, John Wyrembelski and Jim Turner.

Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Saxon's memory may be made to the Denman Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, 1807 E. Denman Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75901; or to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Services for Mrs. Saxon will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008, in the Garden of Memories Chapel in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, with Reverend Charles Roberts and Reverend Keith Nash officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Gipson Funeral Home; Joni Johnson