Funeral ser vices for Dorothy Caffey, 84, of Thorndale were held Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with burial following in Salty Cemetery near Thorndale. Rev. James Brymer of Conoley Community Church officiated.
Mrs. Caffey died Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.
She was a lifelong resident of Thorndale and Milam County, except for six years she traveled with her husband while he worked road construction.
Mrs. Caffey was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Thorndale to A.K. Campbell and Willie Avrett Campbell.
She attended school at Conoley Community until the school consolidated with Thorndale, where she graduated.
She married Charles Dalton Caffey on Sept. 20, 1952, in Thorndale.
They were active with the county’s 4-H and FFA, Thorndale Chamber of Commerce and their businesses.
Mrs. Caffey enjoyed being outside, farming, ranching, animals, reading, softball, rodeo and family.
She was Thorndale’s sweetheart representative for the Madisonville Rodeo’s Sidewalk Cattleman’s Association and an avid barrel racer in her younger years.
Mrs. Caf fey was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Caffey, on Jan. 28, 1999; her parents; six brothers, Alvis Campbell, Avrett Campbell, Curtis “Peck” Campbell, Clinton “Jack” Campbell, H.H. “Pete” Campbell and Halbert Campbell; and a nephew, Doyle Campbell.
Survivors include a son, John Caffey and wife Belinda of Thorndale; a grandson, Neil Caffey and wife Courtney of Thorndale; and two sisters-in-law, Doris Campbell and Eva Parker; also, many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Durwood Tucker, Douglas Ray, Craig Campbell, Douglas Caffey, Leroy Stephens and Jimmy Mathews.
Honorary pallbearers were Michael Campbell, Stuart Caffey, Kendale Campbell, Tommy Parker Jr., Monty Campbell and Jimmy Campbell.