SAWYER, Florence (Carrell)
Sawyer, Florence Carrell Florence Carrell Sawyer Florence Carrell Sawyer, 94, went to be with the Lord Sept. 25, 2007. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:30-6 p.m. today, Sept. 27, 2007, at Kornerstone Funeral Directors. Mrs. Sawyer was born April 27, 1913, in Stuart, Okla., to the late Newton and Myrtle Carrell. She married Roy L. Sawyer on June 2, 1941, in Noble, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1997. Mrs. Sawyer graduated from Oklahoma College for Women and Texas Tech University with a master's degree in early childhood development. She was a teacher in the Plainview Independent School District for 30 years. Mrs. Sawyer was past president of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, a lifetime member of the Parent-Teacher Association and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Upon retiring, Mrs. Sawyer was very active with volunteer work. She was president of Covenant Hospital Auxiliary (Pink Ladies), board member of the Hale County Senior Citizens and served on the inaugural board of directors that started Hospice of the Plains in Plainview. In addition, she delivered Meals on Wheels for a number of years and was very active in the RSVP organization. Mrs. Sawyer was recognized as RSVP Volunteer of the Year in 1986, and the South Plains Association of Governments awarded her the Outstanding Old Texan designation. Mrs. Sawyer was a longtime member of College Heights Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for more than 30 years. She was a faithful, dedicated member and served her Lord in ways too numerous to list. Her church chose her as Mother of the Year in 1988 and also gave special recognition for her service to various ministries. She is survived by three daughters, Sandy Sawyer of Plano, Texas, Carrell Ann Simmons and husband, Stan, of Denton, and Judy Weatherford and husband, Max, of Plainview; one son, Tom Sawyer and wife, Abigail, of Lexington, Texas; one brother, John Wesley Carrell of Ardmore, Okla.; three sisters, Laura Mather of Kenilworth, Ill., Geneva Newkumet of Anacortes, Wash., and Ruth Tildon of Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. In later years, Mrs. Sawyer was lovingly cared for by Ann Mathiasch and Lynnette Centeno. Her grandchildren - Barry Boatman, David Boatman, Shelley Cannon, Scott Simmons, Kimberly Shaw, Todd Weatherford, Tom Sawyer and Zach Sawyer - will serve as pallbearers for their grandmother. Memorials may be made to College Heights Baptist Church, Hospice or a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com.