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Laveta Poe

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Laveta Fern Adams Poe, 89, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully in her home in the presence of her loved ones on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. As in all things in her life, she faced her illness with strength, dignity and grace.

Laveta, or “Granny,” as she was known to her grandkids and great-granchildren, was born Feb. 16, 1930, in the Vista community of Hamilton County, the daughter of Emory Adams and Beulah Newton Adams. She grew up in Center City but began school at McGirk. She then attended school at Center City until that school’s closing. From fourth grade through high school she attended school at Star, where she was a graduate of the class of 1948.

Laveta married Roland Poe on Oct. 2, 1948, in Goldthwaite. They were blessed with 67 years of earthly marriage until his passing Jan. 23, 2016. A daughter, Deborah Poe, and a son, Danny Poe, were born into this special union.

During their marriage, Laveta and Roland lived in Star, Hereford, Arizona, Canton, Mississippi, and Cecilton, Maryland, before returning home to Hamilton County in 1963 where they purchased property on the Cowhouse Creek.

Laveta loved her God, her Savior, Jesus Christ and her family. Wherever they lived, she taught children’s Bible class and VBS.

Upon moving to Hamilton, she and Roland became members of Reagan Street Church of Christ which later became Park Heights Church of Christ. Laveta was one of only a few remaining members who have worshipped at Park Heights since its inception.

Laveta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was an expert seamstress and a wonderful cook. She enjoyed spoiling her family with her homemade wild plum jelly, hot yeast rolls, Thanksgiving dressing, desserts, good country food, but most of all love.

She was Roland’s right hand “wo”man, always helping feed the livestock, open gates and ferry trucks from farm to farm. Through the years she enjoyed attending Hamilton Bulldog sporting events of her son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Poe, and son, Danny Poe and wife Sheri, all of Hamilton; grandchildren; Derek Poe and wife Gina of Hamilton, Hillary Thom and husband Dennis of China Spring, Cari Ulrich and husband Kevin of LaGrange and Dillan Poe of Hamilton; great-grandchildren Denver and Averi Poe, Madilyn and Denton Thom, Tristin Ulrich, Garrison Ulrich and Brysen Ulrich; and brother Ira Adams and wife Lauretta of Evant.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers W.C. Adams and wife Felice and Glen Adams and wife Wanda, and infant sister Wyvonne Adams.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 5, at Park Heights Church of Christ. Burial followed in Hurst Ranch Cemetery near Star.

Memorial donations may be made to Hurst Ranch Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 325, Star, Texas 76880.