Mary Nell Pumphrey, 82, of Greenville, passed away on July
8, 2017 surrounded by her family at Colonial Lodge. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday,
July 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. John
Foster officiating. Burial will follow
at Quinlan I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation
will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral
Mary was born in Avery, Texas on November 28, 1934 to
Johnnie E. and Iola B. George Collvins.
She married Olan V. Pumphrey on October 16, 1971 in Thornton,
Colorado. She graduated from East Texas
State University where she was a member of Alpha Chi and also a member of the
Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Teachers.
Mary worked as an Elementary School Teacher working for Quinlan ISD and
Bonham ISD until her retirement. She was
a Sunday School Teacher in Bonham at Duplex Baptist and was instrumental in
starting Prison Ministry to families of inmates in prison in Bonham.
Mary is survived by her husband, Olan V. Pumphrey of
Greenville; children, J. Keith Killian of Grand Junction, Colorado, Joseph
B. Killian of Forney, Karen V. Carnahan of Annona, C. Elisa Miller of Oil City,
LA, Jennifer L. Weger of Azle, Vance L. Pumphrey of Bothell, Washington, Verna
Ann Linker of Quinlan, V. Scott Pumphrey of Greenville, Vaughn K. Pumphrey of
Quinlan; brothers, Gerald Collvins of Midland, John Ray Collvins of New Boston;
sisters, Marlene Potts of Garland, Sherry Sumpter of Eola, Kentucky and Pam
Weaver of New Boston; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Robert Cotton, Andrew Evinger, Nathan
Evinger, Adam Killian, Michael Pumphrey and Jordan Weger. Honorary pallbearers will be Trace Killian,
Brandon Pumphrey, Justin Pumphrey, Richard Pumphrey, Jarrod Weger and Joshua