DE LEON Funeral services for Hazel Koonce, 79, of Desdemona, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at St. Joe Baptist Church with Jackie Auvenshine officiating, assisted by Tim White. Burial will be in Desdemona Garden of Memories.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Harris Methodist Hospital-Erath.

She was born May 5, 1928, in Desdemona to Newton Edney and Ethel Gertrude Brown Riggs. She was married to Moody B. Koonce on Oct. 12, 1946, in Desdemona. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Joe Baptist Church and lived all her life in the Desdemona-De Leon area.

Survivors include her husband, Moody B. Koonce of Desdemona; one son, Rickey Koonce of Morgan Mill; one brother, James Riggs and wife, Freda of Desdemona; one sister, Ruby Hathaway of Stephenville; three granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Kenneth Riggs; and three sisters, Edna Riggs, Lora Hooper and Almarie Fox.