Services for Frances Jo Taylor of Thackerville, Okla., will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012, in the First Baptist Church of Thackerville, with the Rev. John Kinman, Robby Peyrot and Bro. Johnny Reed officiating. Interment in Cottage Hill Cemetery, near Celina, Texas, will be under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta, Okla.
Mrs. Taylor was born May 18, 1928, in Celina, the daughter of Ben and Linda Christian Lankford. She passed away November 8 at her residence at Thackerville, at the age of 84.
A homemaker, Jo had been a resident of Love County since 1974, moving here from Irving, Texas. She and Charles "Bill" Taylor were married in McKinney, Texas, on September 4, 1944. Her hobbies included playing games with her family, especially dominoes and cards, and writing poetry. As a member of the Thackerville First Baptist Church, she was involved in all activities of the church, particularly the nursery, hospitality and the card ministry. She was also active in the Senior Citizens group.
Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, B.R. Lankford; and sister, Betty Jean Holcomb.
She is survived by her husband, Charles "Bill" Taylor of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Steven and Jocelyn Taylor of Carrollton, Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Connie Lynn and Gordon Mize of Grand Prairie, Texas, Terri and Wayne Clark of Thackerville, and Tina and Johnny Reed of Shady Dale, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as bearers will be Jim Langston, Chuck Edwards, Taylor Reed, Johnny Mitchenson, Tim Cannon and Ruben DeLaGarza. Honorary bearers will be her "game girls."
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com.