Visitation for Dovie Gay (Hunnicutt) Loyd will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2019 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Gray Rock Cemetery. She passed away on May 21, 2019 at Sunny Springs Health and Rehab.
Dovie was born on June 11, 1926, to Luther Dallas and Lula Maybell (Clark) Hunnicutt in Mt. Vernon, TX. She grew up in Mt. Vernon and graduated from Mt. Vernon High School.
She married her high school sweetheart, Lollis “Buddy” James Loyd on September 2, 1945. They lived in Dallas, TX, Kansas City, MO, and settled in Sulphur Springs in 1968. They were blessed with 52 years of marriage. Lollis passed away November 26, 1997.
Dovie was a homemaker for many years, but worked in later years for Commerce Federal Savings & Loan. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, where she taught Sunday School for many years and played the piano. She enjoyed time with others, including her 3 grandchildren and her sisters and nephews. She never met a stranger and was loved by many.
Dovie is survived by her son, Jimmie F. Loyd and wife, Donna, Tyler, TX; her daughters, Dayna Ellington and husband Larry, Liberty, MO; and Jo Lynn Loyd; grandson, Todd Loyd and wife Joleen, and great-grandson, James Turner, Raritan, NJ; grandson, Jason Marshall Ellington, and granddaughter Lacey and husband, Nick Tallmon, Overland Park, KS; also survived by special niece and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sunny Springs Health for their care, love and friendship, and Traditions Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Gray Rock Cemetery, P. O. Box 264, Winfield, TX 75493. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com