SAN SABA ? Avis Jane Cooley, age 51, of Blanket passed away Friday, April 26, 2013.

Funeral services for Avis will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the Blaylock Funeral Chapel of San Saba, with Sam Crosby officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in San Saba. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Blaylock Funeral Chapel of San Saba.

Avis was born on July 14, 1961, in San Marcos, Texas, to Albert and Rosa Lee Clopton. She was married to Oran Bates and together they had a son and two daughters.

Avis leaves behind her son, Greg Cooley of Blanket; daughters, Laura Bates and Crystal Bates of Blanket; six grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Kemmitz and husband Michael of Early, Sheila Smith and husband Sonny of San Saba, Dale Lopez and husband Joe of San Saba, Gale Clopton and Armen Norman of Abilene, Wanda Woods of San Saba; brother, Nathan Daughtery of San Saba; and numerous nieces, nephews, and family members.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Rosa Lee; husband, Oran Bates; two sisters, Abigail Clopton and Tillie Dubose.

Condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements are under the directions of Blaylock Funeral Chapel of San Saba.