Funeral services for Anita Louise Carlisle will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmie Mize officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

    She passed away Saturday, April 17, 2010, in Paradise, Texas.

    Mrs. Carlisle was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to William V. and Beulah Cole LaFon. Anita was a member of the Baptist church and a longtime resident of Blanket, Texas. She loved to sew, play the guitar, cook, restore furniture, and was very much into arts and crafts.

    Mrs. Carlisle is survived by two daughters and three sons; Judy Baker of Paradise, Texas, and Laura Feliciano of Decatur, Texas; J.D. Trotter of Plano, Texas, Donnie Carlisle of Springtown, Texas, and Jeff Carlisle of Wichita Fall, Texas. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother Bill LaFon of Houston; and one niece and one nephew.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Friends and relatives may sign her online guest book at

    Heartland Funeral Home of Early is in charge of arrangements.