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Tucker

Services for Dorothy Tucker, 84, were held Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with Michael Roepke and Ronnie Dyer officiating. Burial was in the Salty Cemetery.

Mrs. Tucker died Saturday, Dec. 10, at Seton Medical Center in Austin.

She was born April 18, 1927, in the Salty community to Daniel Webster and Rozzie (Byrd) Stephens.

She attended school in Salty.

Mrs. Tucker was a lifelong resident of Salty and Rockdale, except for the past three years she lived in Elroy.

She married Charles Tucker Jr. on Jan. 16, 1947, in Rockdale.

While in Rockdale, she was an active member of First Baptist Church and helped with Vacation Bible School and was a nursery worker for over 30 years.

Mrs. Tucker enjoyed playing 42 with the Senior Citizens, visiting shut-ins in the Rockdale area and helping Rockdale Christian Services.

After moving to Elroy, she became a member of First Baptist Church in Elroy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Tucker Jr.; four brothers, Elbert Lay, Albert Ray, Homer and Wilford Stephens; a sister, Viola Caffey; and her parents.

Survivor are two daughters, Charlotte Roepke and husband Charles of Rockdale, Judy Dyer and husband Ronnie of Elroy; four grandchildren, Christopher Roepke, Michael Roepke and wife Rachel, Stephanie Petty and husband Troy, Jennifer Dyer and special friend Jimmy de Leon; and four great-grandchildren, Caden, Chloe, Connor Petty and Tucker Caleb Roepke.

Pa llbea rers were Cha rles Roepke, Troy Petty, Jimmy de Leon, Dalton Junior Stephens, James Caffey and Jesse Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were Gerald Davenport, Jeff Caffey, Jimmy Keen, Chuck Simmons, Spencer Stephens and L. K. McNiel.


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