Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 30, 2014

Merrilee Stidham Conway

Jacksonville Daily Progress

TROUP — Graveside services for Merrilee Stidham Conway, age 59, of Troup are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at Mixon Cemetery with Rev. Marvin Harman officiating.  Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Conway passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Tyler.

Merrilee was born July 12, 1954 in Tulia.

She was Church of Christ and an artist. She was a very devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Merrilee had a truly genuine, sweet spirit and gave so much of herself to everyone she came in contact with and will be greatly missed by all.  

She is preceded in death by her father, Henry Lee Stidham and sister, Emma Jean Stidham.

Survivors include her husband, Alan Conway; mother, Meredith Stidham; sons, Michael John Conway of Troup, Shawn David Conway of Dallas, Justin Thomas Conway and wife Linda of Henderson; mother-in-law, Wanda Faye Conway; sisters, Pamela Billings of Yukon, OK, Kathy Mae Stidham of Mt. Selman; grandchildren, Shelby Leann Conway, Wiley Lee Allen Conway, Radon Thomas Conway, and Alexis Grace Conway; four nieces and two nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Conway, Shawn Conway, Justin Conway, Shelby Leann Conway, Ellyn Wylie, Shawn Forgy, and Cissi Murphy.

Visitation will begin on Thursday, January 30, 2014 with family receiving friends from 6- 8p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.