Funeral services for Erlene Kennimer Counts, age 72 of Yantis, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Tim Gibbs officiating. Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery with Marcus Dobbs, Kent Mitchell, Michael Cheairs, Shyne Bright and Kenneth Burney and Billy Sartin serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Erlene passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 12, 1943 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Earl Dewitt Kennimer and Sammie Robnett Petross. She married Billy Ray Counts in 1979 in Longview. He preceded her in death. She retired from the healthcare industry and was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include her daughters, Kerri Gae Goodson and spouse, Kris of Wylie and Tonya Rae Craig of Hugh Springs; parents, Sammie and Roy Petross; sister, Elvira Browning and husband, Lonnie; grandchildren, Amanda Kae Troy and husband, Dustin, Shyne Bright, Kortne Craig, Sarah Craig and Stephanie Nolan; great-grandchildren, Rhiannon Troy, Justin Troy, Connor Craig and Dayne Parsons; nieces and nephews, Lisa DeLoach, Brad Browning, Michael Cheairs and Kent Mitchell and wife, Lisa.
She is preceded in death by her husband, father, one son, Lester Hobbs and one sister, Joyce Kennimer.