Wise County Messenger

Mavis Spain



Decatur ~ Mavis Spain, 95, went to be with our Lord Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.

At 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, the family welcomes all to a Celebration of Life Service at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery to follow. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Cliff Spain will officiate.

Mavis was born Aug. 25, 1926, to Horace and Etta Avis (Dye) Hammon in Arcadia, La. She was united in marriage March 11, 1945, to Clyde Spain in Simsboro, La. Mavis and Clyde celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary of 75 years March 11, 2020. Mavis was a beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to many who will miss her dearly. Mavis cherished her family dearly.

Mavis had a servant’s heart and selflessly served as a minister’s wife supporting her husband as he shared God’s word across the nation. Some of Mavis’s fondest memories of the ministry were summers spent at Silver State Baptist Youth Camp in Sedalia, Colo., where Mavis loved to work in the gift shop visiting and loving all who came to shop.

When Mavis and Clyde were not traveling, Mavis lived for her three boys and their families. Mavis cherished every moment, every meal and every holiday with her family. If you had the chance to be welcomed into Mavis’ home, she greeted you with a cinnamon supper cake, German chocolate cake, lemon cake or fried pies. If none of those were your favorite, Mavis would whip-up whatever you liked. Food was her love language and she had good taste. Mavis passed on her love of cooking to all her family. Her recipes are now a treasure for those left behind.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Etta Hammon; her beloved husband of 75 years, Clyde Spain; a son, Ed Spain; her grandson, Justin Spain; four brothers, and two sisters.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Glen Spain and wife, Phyllis, of Allen, and Curtis Spain and wife, Sharolyn, of Sunnyvale; her daughter-in-law, Vicki Spain of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, the Spain family asks if you would make a donation to the following ministry:

Silver State Baptist Youth Camp, c/o Englewood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 467, Englewood, CO 80151, 303-781- 5519, ssbyc.com.

This ministry was so loved and cherished by her.

Hawkins Funeral Home

Wise County Messenger, August 17, 2022

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