Fannie Lorene Chaffin, 97, of Powderly, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Heritage House of Paris.
The family has scheduled memorial services for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25th, at Powderly Church of God with Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Everyone is welcome. The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
Mrs. Chaffin, the daughter of William & Cordelia Ellen Taylor Sanders, was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Richmond, Arkansas. On Oct. 16, 1937, she married Johnnie Leroy Chaffin, building 82 years of family and memories. They were the longest married couple in Texas and the third longest in the United States.
She was a waitress and caregiver, and at one time had the largest Avon route in Mesquite.
Fannie was a faithful member of the Powderly Church of God. She was an active member of RSVP and in 2001 and 2002, she and Johnnie won the volunteer of the year award.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Rick Puetz, a grandson, Wayne Turner, and a granddaughter, Wendy Weger Thompson.
Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Leroy Chaffin, six children, Nadine Puetz of Powderly, Earl Wayne Chaffin & wife Vicki Jo of Norman, OK, Linda Bell Reavis & husband Thurman “Butch” of Powderly, Roylene Weger & husband Jimmy of Powderly, Sandra Johns & husband Curtis of Forest Chapel, and Cathie Emerson & husband Monty of Paris, twenty-one grandchildren and many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, great-great-great grandchildren and great-great-great-great grandchildren along with numerous nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
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