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Maxine (Freeman) Poindexter

December 3, 1922 — September 20, 2015

LAWN: Maxine Poindexter, 92, passed away at her home on Sunday, September 20, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Lawn Baptist Church, Price Mathieson and Mark Moore officiating; directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation  will be held on Tuesday, September 22, from 4 to 6pm at the funeral home.

Maxine was born in Burkburnett on December 3, 1922 to Cecil and Fannie Lee (Flippin) Freeman. She was the middle child of seven brothers and sisters. She attended high school at Pioneer in Eastland County. She married Dave Poindexter on September 4, 1943 in Baird, They moved to Savannah, Georgia while Dave served in the military; upon his detachment they moved back to Oplin, then in 1958 they moved to Lawn.

Maxine went to work at the Highway grocery store in Lawn, which she purchased in 1960 and owned until she sold it in 1980.  She continued to work in the store until her retirement, when she was in her early 80’s.

Maxine was also involved by helping the Lawn VFD as their secretary, a Sunday school teacher, and reporter for the Jim Ned Journal.

Maxine’s favorite pastime was reading her favorite book which was the Bible. She shared the Bible with her Sunday School Students at Lawn Baptist Church for 54 years, where she had been a member since 1958.

She is survived by her daughter, LaRie Hancock and husband Buck of Lawn; sons, Dewayne Poindexter and wife Janis of Odessa , Don M. Poindexter and wife Becky of Abilene; seven grandchildren, Ricky Belcher, Bobby Belcher, Amy Earnest, Adam Earnest, Bill Hendrix, Trent Poindexter, and Trica Poindexter; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dave (dec. 1982);daughter, Brenda Poindexter (dec. 2009); brothers, Lloyd, Bob, Bill Freeman; and sisters, Ozella Huddleston, Merlene Gale, and Viola Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Lawn Baptist Church, 518 Ave D, Lawn, TX 79530; Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford St, Abilene, TX 79605; and the Ben Richey Boys Ranch and Family Program, PO Box 6839, Abilene, TX 79608.

Condolences can be left at www.fry-smith.com.


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