Vera Rutherford Abbott, beloved Nanny, of Powell, TX passed away peacefully at home on September 17, 2020 at the age of 83 with dignity, grace, and freshly done hair. She was a longtime member of Powell Baptist Church. Her favorite thing in the world was to be surrounded by friends and family, especially her twin sister Vivian, close family friends Sonny Bancroft and Susan Carver, and brothers-in-law Danny Abbott, Leamon Rogers, and Nolan Baker. She worked in retail most of her life in various capacities, but her favorite was working at Harvie’s and was affectionately known as the “Harvie’s Lady” around town.
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Vera was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Roy Abbott in 2008, and parents Odie “Red” and Jimmie Rutherford. She is survived by daughter, Donna Simmons of Powell, grandson Chris Simmons and wife Amanda, granddaughter Heather Spell and husband Jeremy, great-grandsons Ryan and Colin Spell, great-granddaughters Evelyn Spell, Faith and Brianna Boyte, and sisters Peggy Joan McClendon and Vivian Lowe of Corsicana, as well as, many well loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 - 6:00 PM on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, on Monday, September 21 at 10:00 AM with Morris Holcomb and Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Mankin Cemetery in Trinidad where she will be laid to rest next to her late husband Roy Abbott who passed away August 1, 2008. Pallbearers will be Lance Rutherford, Adam Woldt, Mike Lowe, Gary Dutton, Drew Douglas, Jeremy Spell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sonny Bancroft, Brian Lowe, Derrell McClendon, Rick Boyett.
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