Doris Mobley Banks

Class of 1973

From Theresa McQueen Nix... "Just one more thing I wanted to share with you, a bookmark they had made at the funeral. I'm sure that Tony won't mind me sharing. On the front side is a picture of Doris with a beautiful poem, and on the back is another picture of Doris waving, and her very last email she sent. ....I don't know if you heard or not but I have to tell you the SWEETEST thing I ever heard. You know Doris was at Tom Wages, and she was buried just across the street at Eternal Hills. Tony said he wanted to have the funeral service at the Church because he could push the casket across the street, and "His Girl" deserved a long ride (like the honoring of her) and was it ever long!!!! But the really sweet thing was Tony drove the hearse!!!! I will use Tony's words as close to a quote as I can get. He said, "That is my Girl, and I took her everywhere she needed to go. I want to take her on her last ride." I cried when I heard this. Oh, how he loved her! What a precious thing to do and say! They were married 35 years. It will be so hard on him when he goes back to that same home they always lived in and be alone. So we need to keep him and his family in our prayers. I just wanted to share this with you. It touched me so!"

Doris and Tony and a few friends: Wanda Nichols, Mary Maduros Coulter,
and Katrinka Fortmann Maddox at the Towers Class of 1973's
30th reunion held in 2003.

Sadly, Doris passed away on Febraury 13, 2009
after a short battle with adenocarcinoma
breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke.

From the AJC...

Doris Banks, age 53 of Grayson, passed away Friday, February 13, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Tony Banks, daughter & son-in-law, Cammie & Bryan Johnson, son, Clint Banks and Angie Reeves, four grandchildren, Mckenzie, Mallory, Shelbie, and Caleb, two sisters, Nancy and Mary, two brothers, Lee & Mike, several nieces and nephews, and numerous biker friends.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmama. She was employed as a District Coordinator with Sherwin Williams for eighteen years. She was also a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Snellville.

A Funeral Service for Doris Banks will be held Monday, February 16, 2009 at Mount Zion Baptist Church at 2:00PM with Pastor Jeff Gongwer officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 9:00PM at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure PO Box 650309, Dallas TX 75265-0309.

MEMORIAL TRIBUTES from Doris' guestbook at Tom Wages

Name: Kathy and Jimmy Wood
Relation: Harley friends
Tribute: Just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. She will be missed dearly.

Relation: friend
From: motorclothes dept. @ stone mountain h-d

Name: David, Paula, Ben and Megan Price
Relation: Nephew and Family
Tribute: We are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be with you, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are going to miss Aunt Doris so much but we have wonderful memories of her, that we will keep in our hearts. Paula, Ben and Megan

Name: Henry and Karen Griffin Dean
Relation: Towers High School
Tribute: Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and to your family at this time. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Name: Steve & Pam Wilson
Relation: coworker
Tribute: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Mike & Debbie Paden
Relation: friend
Tribute: We are sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Name: Cheryl Waddell
Relation: Sister in Law
Tribute: Today there's a hole in my heart missing Doris, but I am so thankful that she didn't have to suffer a long painful bout with cancer. I pray that God wraps Tony, Cammie and Clint in his arms in a way that will give them comfort and strength. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. I was lucky enough to have many years full of great memories with Doris and those memories will always make me smile. I love you Doris.

Name: ed frachiseur
Tribute: tony, your in my thoughts and prayers

Name: Steve and Cheryl Johnson
Relation: Friends
Tribute: We love you and we will miss you. We will see you again in heaven. Thank you for making us a part of your family.

Name: Albert M. Alexander III
Relation: THS Class of 73'
Tribute: To Tony & Family, I know that no words can make easy what all of you are going through. No one can ease your pain. All that I can say to you is that, know in your hearts that Doris is with God now and she is walking with Jesus. She is past the clouds and stars in a place that we here on earth can only dream about. She is no longer in pain, and is free from her earth bound sickness. She is free once again. Take heart and now she is happy and ok.

Name: Neal and Lynn Young
Relation: friends
Tribute: What a blessing to be together for so many years. With deepest regrets that Doris left this life so suddenly and at such a young age. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Lynn and Neal Young Ethan, Camie and Jason

Name: Vicki Black
Relation: acquaintance
From: Towers High School
Tribute: I haven't seen Doris since high school so she will always be a beautiful, vibrant, friendly and funny girl. I'm sure she was all of those things for the duration of her short life. My greatest sympathy to her family and friends. What a sad day. Vicki

Name: Van
Relation: Schoolmate
From: Towers High School
Tribute: My thoughts and prayers are with you as you bear the loss of your beloved Doris. She was a blessing to all who were privileged to know her. She will be missed but never forgotten as we carry her in our hearts and minds.

Name: Tony & Devie Burchette
From: THS
Tribute: With our deepest sympathy. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help out in any way.

Name: susan fowler sawyer
Relation: school friend
Tribute: my prayers are with you all. i do know how you feel i lost my husband tom last year.

Name: Ronnie Sorrow
Relation: THS friend
Tribute: Tony, just wanted to offer my prayers to you and your family. I know that Dotirs in in a better place and the angwels are singing a song welcoming her home. God puts us on this earth to get us ready for our eternal life with Him. So i know God was ready for her to come home. My prayers will be with you and just remember to always seek His love and He will get you through this trying times.

Name: Chris Roper
Relation: Graduation Class 73'
Tribute: My heart and especially my prayers go out to the family of Doris. I'ts always hard to hear a peer you grew up with in a such special time of our lives leave this earth so soon. My Christ Jesus bless the family and comfort them through the Holy Spirit. In Christ, Chris Roper

Name: Jenny Franklin Skinner
Relation: Friend
From: Towers High School
Tribute: Dear Tony & Family: I wanted to send you a note to express my sorrow for you and your family. Words can not explain how you feel losing your partner, your best friend, your sole mate. Doris, is in a place where she is in no pain. Although you will miss her more every day as long as you are on this earth. Keep in mind that you will see her again one day. Doris is not alone she is in the greatest place ever. It is us that is left hear to go through these difficult times now and in the future. Keep your mind on one track only. Doris is with the Lord now. You will see her again, one day. Love, Jenny

Name: debbie denson davis
Relation: classmate
From: towers high school
Tribute: I so sorry to hear about Doris. My heart goes out to Tony and the kids. I myself married my high school sweetheart and have been married 35 years in May. And started dating at 15 so I know that she was your best friend. May god be with you in this time of need.

Name: Derek & Amy Perkins
Relation: Friend
Tribute: Tony, Amy and I terribly sorry for your loss as Doris was an awesome lady. You, Clint, Cammie and the rest of your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Jimmy, Margie and Jerry Crow
Tribute: Cammie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. We are so sorry to hear about your mother.

Name: Al & Carol Willingham Mucci
From: Towers High School
Tribute: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

Name: Gale Foulke
Relation: aquaintance
From: Foulke & Kramer family
Tribute: Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Tony, Clint and Cammy. We remember all the good times watching the boys play baseball together at SGAA. Know that Doris is now watching over each of you every day, and will be in your hearts forever. As hard as these days ahead will be, remember all the joy and love you had and how lucky you are all to have been her family. We will keep you in our thoughts and pray for strength to get you through this difficult times. Gale & Bill Foulke, Ryan, Kimberli & Matthew Kramer

Name: Gil & Nancy Swords
Relation: Friends from Towers
Our thoughts are with you. Gil & Nancy

Name: Tim & Lynne Jackson
Relation: classmates 72 & 73
Tribute: Tony....So terribly sorry to hear about Doris. Look to Him in this time of sorrow and sadness. Be strong and look to Him for guidance for you and your family. He will never leave you. It is with a very heavy heart that we write this. You and your family are in our prayers. Tim & Lynne Jackson

Name: Donna Hadaway Abbott
Relation: THS -
Tribute: I am so sorry to hear about Doris. Condolences to all of the family. Donna Hadaway Abbott Class of '72 - but transfered to Clarkston b/4 Graduation.

Name: Paul & Vicki (Brooks) Cato
Relation: High School friends
Tribute: We were very sad to hear the news about Doris. Our prayers were with you throughout this time, and will still be for the family.

Name: Cathy Seltzer Jacobs
Relation: acquaintance
From: High school
Tribute: Doris was a beautiful person and her family and friends are so fortunate to have had her in their lives. My greatest sympathies to her loved ones. Cathy

Name: Rick and Candy Long
Relation: Friends
Tribute: Tony you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Kent Littlejohn
Relation: work
Tribute: To the Family, I do not presume to know God's plan and how everything works together for His glory, but I know that Mrs Doris played a part of the His grace and mercy I needed a few months ago. My wife,Pam, found out she had breast cancer and I did not handle it well at all. In one conversation I had with Mrs Doris the fear was softened. Pam, by the Grace of God, came thru treatments fine and test have been great since, but we will except His will and know that the only reason that any of us are still here is because we still have things to do for Him down here. I do not have the words that might ease the pain for the loss of a special person like Mrs Doris. She cannot be replaced with anyone or anything, just please understand that she was a since of peace and understanding for a big ol boy from North Mississippi in a very stormy time of his life. My Christain walk was strenghten because of this very special lady. Pam and I will keep you in our prayers and thoughts. Love in Christ Kent and Pam Littlejohn

Name: Rick Bradshaw
Relation: Friend-coworker
Tribute: Doris was such a sweet person. I would like for her family to know how appreciated and valued she was by everyone that she worked with. Our prayers are with you.

Name: Robert Vincent
Relation: High School Alumni Class 71
Tribute: I am so sorry for your loss....

Name: Mark Henderson
Relation: co-worker
Tribute: Tony, my thoughts are with you.

Name: Kevin M. Miller
Relation: Friend
From: Grade School; High School; Husband
Tribute: Very sorry for your loss Tony; Doris was a charming and lovely woman and I am sure an incredible wife, mother and grandmother. My wishes are with you and your family at this time. Prayers are sent for your comfort. Kevin Miller

Name: Wayne Keneipp & Family
Tribute: Tony,Cami,& Clint we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife/mother our thoughts & prayers are with you all @ this time . God Bless Wayne & Melanie

Name: Ginger Garrett Hall
Relation: high school friend
Tribute: Dear Tony and family-- I am so sorry for your loss and I pray you can find comfort and peace that Doris is healthy and happy in heaven and all who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will see her again. Doris will always be a very special memory in my heart. I'm sorry I can't be there for the celebration of her precious life, but I will be out of town until Wednesday. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and blessings, Ginger

Name: Chuck Hall
Relation: Beloved friend
From: Towers High School Classmates
Tribute: Doris was a loving,wonderful and caring person and everyone loved her so. We will all miss her and remember her always.

Name: Pam Hill Noles
Relation: Towers High School
Tribute: I am so sorry for your loss Tony. Doris and I went to school together. She was always such a sweet, kind person. I think everyone liked her. I have been praying hard for her and your family. "Just speak His name, you'll feel His precence. You're not alone". Part of one of my favorite songs. God bless you all. Pamela Hill Noles

Name: James Snell
Relation: Friend
From: THS
Tribute: Tony and family, I am so very sorry.Doris was a beautiful person. The world is a lesser place with her not here. Take solace knowing that she is in a much better place and we will see her again.

Name: Mark Cole
Relation: High School Friend
Tribute: Oh Tony !! I am saddened so of such news. My heart is heavy knowing how it is to lose someone so special as i did feb 18 30 ago. Noones pain is the same and people morn in the'er own way. I don't think the're has been anything as painful sense. Even my battle with this cancer is slowly taking me closer to my home with the lord where i will have another friend with my loveones. May God ease your pain and sadness Tony. and may God bless you my old friend. Love you Man.... Mark Cole

Name: Mike & Linda Witcher
Relation: Friend
Tribute: Doris will be truly missed. Her smile was always a welcomed sight either during our days at THS or later in life at church. She had a tender spirit about her that made others feel special. Tony and family, our prayers are with you as you go through this time of grief. Mike & Linda Witcher


Name: Bill and Donna Brown
Relation: School Friends
From: Towers High School
Tribute: We were very sad to hear the news about Doris. Our prayers are with you, and the family.

Name: Donny and Dodi Dean
Relation: CoWorker and Friend
Tribute: It has been my pleasure to have worked with Doris over the last ten years. Her office was just a few offices down from mine. I not only count her as a coworker but as a true friend as well. Doris was exemplary in all that she did. She was counted on by many and I know she touched the lives of those she came in contact with. We will never know God's will for our lives, and his timing is certainly not ours. All we know for certain is that his grace will be sufficient to get us through times like this. It has been said that death is like a ship sailing out over the horizon. We know it is there, but we just can't see it anymore. I know this is true of Doris as well. God bless all of her family. In Christ, Donny and Dodi Dean

Name: Alyce Woodall Grady
Relation: High School friend
Tribute: So sorry to learn of Doris' passing. She was a friend in High School and I send my deepest sympathy to her husband and family. I'll remember her in my prayers.

Name: Sue McCutchen Scott
Relation: Friend from High School
Tribute: I wanted to let Doris's Husband Tony and family know how much they have been in my thoughts and prayers. Doris was always such a special friend in School. I know she will be missed so much! Sounds like she has a Lovely family! Love, Sue McCutchen Scott

Name: Scott & Jan Miller
Relation: Friends from High School
Tribute: Tony, Our prayers are with you and your family during this impossibly sad time. God will give you the strength to get through. Love, Scott and Jan (Huckaby) Miller

Name: Marie Dickey
Relation: Friend
Tribute: Tony, Cammie and Clint, Although I haven't seen Doris for quite sometime, I have such fond memories of our days as "Cheerleading" Moms. She was always such a pleasure to be around. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.May God bring you peace.

Name: Cindy Christopher Norton & Jerry
Relation: Towers High
Tribute: From grammer school to high school we shared a lot of bus rides. I'm still in shock but I know Doris had a large, loving heart always. Tony & family may God guide you thru and know she is at home with him.

Name: Melanie (Mulkey) Lingerfelt
Relation: Childhood Friend & Neighbor
From: THS
Tribute: Tony & Family, I am so shocked and saddened for you to hear of Doris' homegoing - I know your loss is a great one and your hurt is deep. I also am thankful to know that Doris loved the Lord and she is with Him now, where there is no more sickness and death has been defeated. She will always be close to you and you will always sense her presence until you are with her again. The love you shared will always be a strong and lasting part of your life. I know that the memories you have of Doris will grow even sweeter and more precious in the days ahead. Try to remember that even though this separation is so very painful, it is only temporary and when you are reunited you will be together forever. I pray that our Lord will strengthen you during this time and in the days ahead. May God Bless You, Melanie Lingerfelt

Name: Cheryl Smith Margol
Relation: friend
From: THS
Tribute: Dear Tony, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Doris as being one of the sweetest and most pleasant people I have known. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy.

Name: Anne Boyd Morgan
Relation: Towers High School "72"
Tribute: Dear Tony & Family, I am so sorry about your loss.I will be keeping you in my prayers that God gives you the strength to make it through this difficult time and that your memories of Doris will comfort you in the days and months to come. God Bless you all. Anne Boyd Morgan

Name: Cheryl Jones Parks and Jennifer Benedict Dixon
Relation: Friend
From: Towers '74
Tribute: Tony, Cammie and Clint, No words can express the sadness you all are feeling. Doris was so sweet and kind to everyone and will be missed by all. You all are in our hearts and prayers.

Name: David Gowen
Relation: Sherwin Williams
Tribute: Doris was a very Sweet and kind woman and was loved by her friends at Sherwin Williams. She always had a warm and infectious smith that made the ones around here smith also.

Name: Kathy Paden Redmond
Relation: friend
From: Grew up with family & went to school with Tony
Tribute: My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of grief. She was a wonderful person and like a sister to me growing up. I wish I had seen her in the recent years, something I will forever regret now. I know the family has many fond memories of Doris as I do. May God's love comfort you.

Name: Bonnie Martin Owens
Relation: Towers High School classmates
Tribute: My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Jeff Thompkins
Relation: Friend
From: THS
Tribute: Tony, I am truly sorry to hear about Doris. She was a gentle caring person. I wish I could say or do something that would help you and your family get through this. I'm so sorry. Jeff Thompkins

Name: Joe Parks
Tribute: Tony & Family You are in our thoughts and prayers and we are here for you. Joe Parks & family

Name: David
Relation: Brother in Law
Tribute: To all family an friends, Doris was so special to our family. She was loving and understanding. Eager to come to the aid of others. To the rest of the family, remain assured, the Lord said He would not leave or forsake us,EVER. I would only say, believe and trust in Him and one day, all that are saved, will understand and see the big picture..God bless you David

Name: Donna Vandament Reese
Relation: Friend
From: High School Drill Team
Tribute: I remember Doris as so beautiful and sweet and always smiling. I wish that I could've known her as an adult because she was such a special person. My heart goes out to Tony and her entire family and friends. There's another beautiful angel in heaven now. God bless.

Name: Jim Cox
Relation: through work
From: Sherwin Williams
Tribute: Doris was always chearful and helpful even when dealing with difficult situations. She will be missed and our thought and prayers are with you.

Name: Diana & Craig Bradford
Relation: Towers High School
Tribute: Dear Tony & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Doris. I remember her as a sweet, beautiful person, and through her family and friends I can see how brave and wonderful she truly was. Cammie, I see you briefly at the U.M. Christmas parties, but you always remind me of your mom. She obviously lived her life well. May God bless you all.

Name: Merritt & Dale Spier
Relation: CoWorker & Friend
From: Sherwin-Williams
Tribute: Tony and Family, I had the wonderful priviledge of hiring Doris at Sherwin-Williams. Sherry Teet worked with us at the time and recommended Doris to me. We interviewed her and hired her on the spot. I only worked with her for about 5 years. I retired and Sam P. and John C. had her wonderful assistance. She was always positive and smiling. I had a lot of help from different people over the years but Doris was the best. I am so glad that I was blessed to work with her. You and your family will be in our prayers as you go through this trying time.

Name: Jerry McConnell
Relation: THS 1973
Tribute: My deepest sympathy for your loss. May God be with you and sustain your family through this time. Your family is in our prayers....

Name: Angela Lynn
Relation: Friend/Co-Worker Sherwin-Williams
Tribute: Dear Tony & Family, I am writing with the deepest sympathy on the loss of Doris. She was very dear to my heart and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless and Keep You, Angie Lynn

Name: Raymond & Betty Patterson
Relation: Friends
From: THS
Tribute: Go with God and GO IN peace. we will see you again.

Name: JoAnn & Rodney Casey
Relation: Cheryl Banks Friend
Tribute: We want the family to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Bill Perkins Jr.
Relation: Friend
From: Towers Classmate
Tribute: Tony my Prayers have been and will continue with you and your family during this most difficult time. Call me anytime if I can be of any assistance, God bless you and your family

Name: Ron & Donna (Phillips) Gresham
Relation: Towers High School 73 & 74
Tribute: How Comforting it is to know that God will give you Strength for the needs you face today and the days to come. With Sympathy and Prayers. God Bless You.

Name: Eva Mullinax
Relation: Acquaintance
Tribute: Words cannot express the sorrow at Doris' passing. Although we know that she is in heaven and at peace, it is still painful for those who are left behind at this time. May God comfort you and give you strength, and assauge your grief over time, leaving the happy memories. Eva

Name: Katrinka Fortmann Maddox
Relation: THS classmate
Tribute: "We never lose a loved one, For even though they're gone. Within the hearts of those who care, Their memory lives on."

Name: Charlie Foster
From: THS 72
Tribute: Real sorry to hear of her illness & your loss.

Name: Nathan Bullock
Tribute: Tony, I'm sorry for your loss. May Christ give you strength to endure this time of grieving and comfort you and your family.

Name: Lisa Rawlings and Family
Relation: Daughter of Mary's Husband
Tribute: Hi Tony, Cammie, Clint and all of the Mobley Family. My family and I have been praying for you all since the difficulties started. We'll be sending much love your way. We think of you so often, every day. You were all so blessed with such a lovely presence in your lives. It's hard to believe, and we're so very sorry for such an upsetting loss. Doris is still inspiring us all. It is my wish that you all will be lifted up by the enormous love and support of all of the people that have had the pleasure of knowing you. Love and Best Wishes to you all. ~Lisa Rawlings and Family

Name: Hal and Lynn Peeler Carper
Relation: Friends
From: Towers High School
Tribute: Dear Tony and family, We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. When we remember Doris, we think of her beautiful smile. She always seemed friendly, happy and gentle. What a wonderful way to live. She will always be remembered fondly. We wish you strength and comfort at this sad time. Hal and Lynn Carper THS 71

Name: Sharee "Witcher" Clark
Relation: friend from High School
Tribute: My thoughts and prayers are with you all, my God bless you and help you through these hard times.

Name: John and Lisa Sosebee
Relation: High School Friend
Tribute: Our hearts and pryers go out to Tony and the rest of the family over losing this nice lady whom I remember weel from THS. May God help you get thru this time of grief and help you to remember the better days. Doris is in a better place and looking down on us with that big smile.

Name: Lori McElhannon Smith
Relation: Towers High '74
Tribute: I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Lori Kawa Adcock
Relation: Towers Class of 72
Tribute: Tony, Just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear about Doris. I'm thankful me and Yvonne were able to see you on Thursday and I was able to meet your beautiful children. I know they (and your grandchildren)will be such a comfort to you during this time. The Class of '72 Dinner Group will be visiting you soon.

Name: Steve and Jan Atha
Tribute: Tony, We are so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Doris was such a kind person and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Name: Cindy Steward Howell
Tribute: My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. When I walk this year at Atlantic Station in the 3 mile walk for Breat Cancer, I will walk in her memory. Cindy Steward Howell

Name: Joy Manbeck
Relation: School friend
From: Tower's High School
Tribute: I will always remember Doris for her bright and wonderful spirit - she was a joy and a blessing to know. My heart and prayers will be with her family during this very difficult time.

Name: Judy Yeager Newman
Relation: friend/high school classmate
Tribute: Tony and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Doris's passing. She was a beautiful and lovely woman. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Angel blessings, Judy

Name: Theresa McQueen Nix
Relation: Friend
Tribute: Tony, Cammie, & Clint, & family, I know your pain can not be eased by my words, but I pray that you will all find some comfort in them. I don't have to tell you just how sweet and special Doris was, you all know better than anyone, but I wanted you to know that I too beleive she was so very sweet & loving to me always. She had such a big kind heart, with a beautiful smile on her face, that is how I will always remember Doris. At Jeremiah and Kelly's shower, I sat & had such a pleasent conversation with her. I will always remember that night with her, she always treated me so kind. How Very Blessed we all were to have known her! How Very Blessed you three were that our Lord Jesus, chose you to be the most important things on this earth to her. She loved you all so, as I know you did her. You will all be in my prayers each & everyday, for I know the pain never goes away. You will always miss her, but it will get easier. Lean on Jesus for only He can carry you through this very difficult time in all of your lives. He is only a whisper away!! Tony your love for Doris touch me so, how Blessed to have loved someone & have that love returned in the same way, priceless! Loving You All Always, Theresa McQueen Nix

Name: Tammy McQueen Hanson
Relation: friend
Tribute: Tony, Cammie and Clint, I want you all to know how very special I thought Doris was. I have known her since I was a young girl and now I am 50. She always had a smile on her face and had a kind word to say to you. She truely seemed to care about what you had to say. She was a beautiful lady inside and out and you should be proud and I know you all are to have her as your wife or Mother. Austin and I both will miss her and I just know she is in heaven watching over us all. She was a blessing and we are all better for getting the pleasure to be a part of her life. God bless you all. Love, Tammy McQueen Hanson & Austin Hanson

Name: Mike & Debie (McQueen) Gower
Relation: long-time friend & classmates
From: Towers High & through the years
Tribute: Tony, Cammie, & Clint, We love you all and will keep you in our prayers! You know that we loved your precious wife and mama. I wish we could have spent more time together through the years but the times we had were wonderful. Doris was a sweetheart! She was precious to us just as you are. I am so thankful that I was able to talk with her in the hospital before she died about her salvation! She,again, assured me that Jesus Christ was HER Lord and Savior! That was so wonderful to hear from her even though I was already sure it was so. We will stay in touch always. My prayer is that the Lord will give you comfort and strength to get through each day! Just lean on Him and He will give you rest! Love ya lots, Mike and Debie

Name: Deborah Freeman Cox
Relation: THS friend
Tribute: To a friend whom I went to high school with and had the joy to know. You're in my heart. Love to your family. Deborah Cox THS class of 1972