Services for Christine LaFrance Fullingim will be Friday, September 29, 2017, 11 a.m. at the Craddock Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Hatfield officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. A visitation for family and friends will be Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Christine was born December 31, 1929, in Foreman, Ark., to Homer Hunley and Mary Easttam Hunley. She died September 26, 2017, in Ardmore after an extended illness. She was raised in the Springdale and Dickson community; Christine graduated from Dickson High School in 1947. On November 26, 1948, she and Paul Fullingim married in Gainesville, Texas. They made their home in Dickson where they raised cattle and farmed with their three children. Christine’s hobbies included sewing, cooking meals for her family and church, family picnics on Sunday afternoons, fishing, roller-skating (nicknamed “Roller Rink Dink”), decorating cakes, canning, and singing in her church choir. Christine was an active member of the Dickson First Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. She was well known by many for her delicious pies and cakes that she prepared for those she loved.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul in 1991; son Paul Jr., in 2012; and brother, Homer Hunley, Jr. in 1984.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy McDonald and husband, Earl of Dickson; son, David Fullingim and wife, Bobbie of Dickson; six grandchildren, Jan Williams and husband, Craig of Edmond, Mary Lemons and husband, Jim of Marietta, James Fullingim and wife, Jennifer of Madill, Rebecca Vaughn and husband, Jonathan of Dickson, Stephanie Granger and husband, Evan of Atoka, and Greg Fullingim of Dickson; 16 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family asks that donations be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C NW, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Serving as pallbearers will be James Fullingim, Greg Fullingim, Craig Williams, Jim Lemons, Jonathan Vaughn, and Mike Shurley. Honorary bearers are Dickson High School Class of 1947 members Donald John, Boise Harris, Anita Rutledge, and great grandson PV2 Garrett C. Willis, U.S. Army. Online condolences can be made at craddockfuneralhome.com.