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Funeral services for Ollie Wilson, 84, of Central will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ray Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was born January 11, 1928 in Pearcy, Arkansas to the late William and Willie (Steed) Rowell, and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in a local hospital. Formerly of Avery, Texas, she had resided in Central for 35 years. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Wilson was an active member of the New Beginnings Full Gospel Church, and in the past attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include her daughters, Anita Martin of Central, Jana Olalde and fiancé Pico Avila of Central, and Deborah Collins of Lufkin; grandchildren, Sherri Underwood, Billy (Eddie) Holt, Rhonda Finch, Angie Lambert, Andrea Phelps, Brian Collins, Ryan Collins, Kelsey Collins, Katie Collins, Kelly Collins, Kendal Collins and Kimberly Collins; 19 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Wilson; son-in-law, Gene Martin; three sisters, and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be Pico Avila, Billy Holt, Randy Martin, Jana Olalde, Anita Martin, Josh Martin and Ronnie Donaghey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Collins, Ryan Collins, Darryl Sligh and Lance Finch.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320, Austin, Texas 78759.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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