GOLDTHWAITE Funeral services for Viola Dempsey, 97, of Waxahachie, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Stacy-Wilkins Chapel. Burial will follow at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery.

She died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Renfro Nursing Home in Waxahachie.

She was born Feb. 27, 1910, in Goldthwaite to Oscar S. and Nancy P. Crouch Laird. On Sept. 17, 1929, she was married to Cleo Dempsey in Goldthwaite.

Survivors include her sisters, Effie Braswell of California, Alene Sutton of Sherman, Norma Jean Tyre of South Caroline, and Dorothy L. Wanserski of Waxahachie; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, five brothers and two sisters.