Funeral serices for Marie Lange, 80, of Rockdale, formerly of Gause, were held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Heartfield- R it ter Funera l Home in Hearne with Rev. C.E. Barnett officiating. Burial followed at Gause Cemetery. Mrs. Lange died Thursday, July 21, in Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
She was born May 28, 1931, to Carridine and Willie Mae Willis in Cotton Gin.
Mrs. Lange was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Lange; a son, Darrell Thompson; three granddaughters, Peggy Sue, Erica and Sherry; a grandson, Henr y Bethel Jr.; and a stepdaughter, Helen Rose; also, two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Blankenship; a brother, Fred Willis; four sons, Danny Beck and w ife Carol, Robert Shompson and wife Billie, all of Franklin, Ronnie Thompson and wife Evelyn of Gause, Ricky Lange of Caldwell; four daughters, Betty Sue Gaskin of Florida, Brenda Yakesch of Rockdale, Hazel Vollan and husband Jon of Minnesota, Debbie Overall of Rockdale; and grandchildren By ron, Dav id, Roger, A ngel, Billy Jack, Rebecca, Marrisa, Shawn Marie, Timmy, Cisi, Ashley, Shawn, Ray, Chris, Brandy, Megan, Leanne and R ichard Pete; also, a stepdaughter, a stepson, 23 great-grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, 24 greatgreat stepgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Roger Baggerly, Billy Jack Baggerly, Chris Phillips, Timmy Lange, R ay Thompson and R ichard Pete Lange.
Honorary pallbearers were Nick Baggerly, Lorance Baggerly and Brent Drummond.