Esther Thelma Bolton, 95, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Decatur.
Funeral was March 10 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial in Rock Prairie Cemetery. The Rev. Ken May and Gerre Joiner officiated.
Esther was born June 19, 1917, in Madison County to James and Nancy (Brewster) Akin. She married Otis Bolton in 1939 in Madison County. Esther retired from Texas A&M University where she worked as the Student Services supervisor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Bolton.
She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Ford of Decatur; son Doug Bolton of Decatur; grandsons Rusty Ford and wife, Johna, of Paradise and Chad Bolton of College Station; granddaughter Chrystal Hulson and husband, Ron, of Post; five great-grandchildren; sister Bess Maddox of Bryan; several nieces; and a host of friends.