, Port Arthur, Texas


June 3, 2014

Laverne Bates Holton

GEORGETOWN —    Laverne Bates Holton, age 89, of Georgetown, Texas passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014.

   Laverne was born July 12, 1924 in Port Arthur, Texas to William Britton and Anna Pearl Sears Bates. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon Russell “Flash” Holton; brother, William B. Bates, Jr.

   She is survived by her daughters Patricia Holton Lacombe of Georgetown, Texas, Paige Holton Lamothe and husband Paul of Baton Rouge, LA; three grandchildren Jared, Caitlin and Haley Lamothe. She is also survived by a younger sister, Dorothy Bates Birmingham of Houston, TX.

   Laverne attended Texas State College for Woman in Denton, TX and Stephen F. Austin University where she received her academic degrees in education. She was a devoted elementary teacher and passionate principal for over 40 years in the Port Arthur Independent School District. She and her husband “Flash” moved to Sun City in Georgetown to enjoy the scenic hill country and Texas Longhorn football. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Georgetown, Texas.

   A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home. Her final resting place will be in Port Arthur, Texas next to her husband and parents. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Laverne’s long-time friend Herb Germer, Sun City neighbors and dear friends at First Presbyterian Church for their care and friendship.

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