Services for Catherine Magness, 91, were held Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. Chaplain Margaret Clemings of Odyssey Hospice officiated.

Mrs. Magness died Tuesday, Aug. 21, in Manor Oaks Nursing Center in Rockdale.

She was born July 14, 1921, in Dime Box to Cliffton Sawyer.

Mrs. Magness lived in Rockdale for the past 37 years and was formerly of Houston.

While in Houston, she married Elmer D. Magness.

Mrs. Magness was a homemaker and worked as a clerk for Big Bonus Stamp Redemption, a part of Weingarten’s Department Store in Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer D. Magness, on June 2, 1974; a daughter, JoAnn Salter, on May 31, 2000; and her parents.

Survivors are a son, James David Magness and wife Linda of San Antonio; a son-in-law, Ralph Salter of Houston; and six grandchildren, Cliffton Salter of Houston, Karen Vasquez and husband Barney of New Braunfels, Robert Salter of Qutar, Susan Salter of Houston, Michael Magness of San Antonio, Jeffrey Magness and wife Amy of San Antonio; also, six great-grandchildren

Memor ials may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 2626B S. 37th St., Temple, TX 76504 or to National Kidney Foundation, 5429 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75240.

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