GOLDTHWAITE Funeral services for Vera P. Sheppard, 93, of Abilene and formerly of Goldthwaite, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Big Valley Cemetery in Mills County.

She died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at her home in Abilene.

She was born March 17, 1914, in Caradan, Texas to Joe and Evie Holland Doggett. On March 21, 1932, she was married to Rollie Sheppard in Goldthwaite.

Survivors include her children, Mary Evelyn Bailey of Pflugerville, R. H. Sheppard and William Dean, both of Abilene; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Jo Ann, and seven siblings: Elmo, Haughty, Otto, Homer, Alvin, Estel and Joie.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Big County, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605.