Funeral services for Norine (“Noke” or “Nanny”) Lagrone, 94, were held Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with grandsons Chad Lagrone a nd Mat t he w Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Smyrn a Cemetery near Milano.
Lagrone Mrs. Lagrone died Friday, March 9, in Renaissance Villa in Rockdale.
She was born Dec. 22, 1917, in Milano to Charles Bankston and Janie Rock (Dennis) Williams.
She was a lifelong Milano resident.
She married J.D. “ Sonnie” Lagrone on Nov. 23, 1937, in Rockdale.
Mrs. Lagrone was a full-time homemaker and, at times, a short-order cook at the Rockdale Dairy Queen and Ben’s Texaco in Milano. She also worked the Co-op Store in Milano.
Mrs. Lagrone was the oldest living member of First Baptist Church in Milano.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D., on Feb. 15, 1964; a son, D.K. “Dennis” Lagrone, on Nov. 27, 1993; two stillborn babies in 1953 and 1955; a great-grandson, Dennis Wayne Lagrone, on June 19, 2007; five brothers, Charles Truman, Lester Dennis, Colgate Mayson, Wendell Rice and Berrien Claude Williams; and three sisters, Oleta Grace Williams, Janet Marie Sherwood and Joyce Charleen Williams.
Survivors are two sons, Claude Lagrone and wife Kay of Milano, Barkley Lagrone and wife Lynda of Rockdale; 14 grandchildren, Kevin and Gina Lagrone of Kerrville, Connie and Deallen Gaston of San Antonio, Michelle and Jerome Marak of Cameron, Jereald and Lynette Lagrone of Gause, Chad and Sherry Lagrone of Milano, Catrina and Gar y Steinbecker of Milano, Jason and Lori Lagrone of Lexington, Brian and Heather Lagrone of Manor, Art and Heather Thomas of Rockdale, Matthew Thomas of Whitehouse, Andrea and Jason Jennings of Academy, Lori Lagrone of College Station, Marie and Buckwind Bakken of Milano, Janie Lagrone of Houston; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Lagrone of College Station; also, 37 greatgrandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kevin Lagrone, Jereald Lagrone, Chad Lagrone, Jason Lagrone, Brian Lagrone, Art Thomas and Matthew Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers were Emmett Lewis, Nathan Bishop, Zack Bishop, Bill Martin, Jason Jennings, Deallen Gaston, Lloyd Bishop, Tim Martin, Keith Alexander, Gary Steinbecker, Buckwind Bakken, Zachary Gaston, Dewey Steinbecker and Ricky Alexander.