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Weldon Thurman Scivally
Jun 29, 1932 - Nov 7, 2013
Posted by Martha Reddout

©Marietta Monitor
15 Nov 2013,  Page 4

Funeral services for Weldon Thurman Scivally, 81, of Gainesville, Texas were held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 11 at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville with Dr. Bennie Slack officiating and Johnny Leftwich and Hank Lovejoy assisting.

Interment followed in the Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta.

Born on June 29, 1932, Thurman was the eldest living son of Ethel Bond and M.C. Scivally. He passed away from this life on November 7, 2013 at his residence. He was born and reared in Thackerville where he excelled in basketball. He graduated from Thackerville High School and Cooke County College. He is survived by the love of his life Doris Ann Langston Scivally. They were married January 19, 1951 in Ardmore. Thurman opened the first Scivally’s Grocery on East Highway 82 in Gainesville in 1958. His store was known for wonderful meat, great service and credit back in the day before credit cards. His son Dale Scivally now runs this store. In 1987 Thurman purchased the second Scivally Grocery on California Street and managed it until his health failed some six years ago. Thurman was one of five sons born to Ethel and M.C. Scivally.

He was preceded in death by his baby brother Vernon in 1932 and his brother Glenn in 2012.

Thurman and Ann raised five children in Gainesville, all of whom survive: one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Jan Scivally of Marietta and four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Ann and James Herman of Marietta, Janet and David Copeland of Midland, Texas, Suzy Scivally of Lewisville, Texas, and Sandy and Craig Carpenter of Lindsay, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lavern and Rosalind Scivally of Haltom City, Texas and Don and Linda Scivally of Marietta; a sister-in-law, Kathye Scivally of Gainesville; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Scivally served faithfully at the First Baptist Church until his health failed. He served two terms on the Board of Directors of Affiliated Foods in Keller, Texas and served one term as a Gainesville City Councilman. He was also a long-term member of the Kiwanis Club.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter, 2501 N. Weaver St., Gainesville, TX 76240.

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