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Maxie Maureen Hollingsworth Shavers
Maxie Maureen Hollingsworth Shavers, of Fort Payne, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center following surgery.
Mrs. Shavers was born on Feb. 21, 1928, in Smith County, Miss., as one of 11 children born to Floyd and Fannie Idell?Hollinsworth. She was the valedictorian of her high school class and played semipro basketball following high school.
In 1949, she met her future husband, Eulas Roy Shavers, who was working as a jeweler at the Jackson, Miss., Sears Roebuck. Their first date was to dinner following a game played by Maxie's Flying Fish basketball team. Roy and Maxie were married later that year and celebrated 63 years of marriage.
After retiring from Kingsberry Homes, where she was an administrative assistant, Maxie received numerous degrees from Northeast Alabama Comunity College. She also became a licensed Realtor.
Mrs. Shavers was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Fort Payne, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Shavers is survived by her husband, Eulas Roy Shavers; two daughters, Patricia Shavers and Angela Shavers Wilson; grandchildren, Bucky?Herrin, Jon David Scott, Rob Wilson, Michael Thyberg, Allison Wilson Fowlkes and Julie Wilson Portera; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her stepdaughter Phyllis Thyberg.
Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Payne. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guestbook is available at wilsonfhinc.com.
Source: Times-Journal, The (Fort Payne, AL)
Date: December 24, 2012