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Funeral services for Nita Evangline "Williams"Lovelace, 80, Atoka, were conducted Sunday, May 7, at Wards Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Hargrave officiating.

Burial was in Wards Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Brown Funeral Service of Atoka.

She died Friday, May 5, 1995, at her home near Atoka.

Born February 13, 1915 at Wards Chapel in Catoka County, Okla., she was the daughter of Thomas Robert Williams and Warnita "Betts" Williams. She attended grammar school at Wards Chapel and high school at the Oklahoma Presbyterian College in Durant. She won a scholarship in art to Southeastern State University where she graduated.

After College, she taught school in Stanley, Grand Prairie and many other rural schools where she was needed.

A seamstress, she owned and operated a business, and was actively involved in the operation of the family farm.

An active member of the Wards Chapel Baptist church; she taught Sunday School there for many years. She was also a charter member of the Atoka Rebecca Lodge and served as Grand Nobel.

She was married to Arch Lovelace in McAlester. He preceded her in death March 12, 1968.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Williams, and Forrest Williams, and two sisters; Bulah Williams and Effie Calvert.

Survivors include a son; Samuel Arch "Sammy" Lovelace, Oklahoma City, three daughters; Carol Lynn Mosley, Sterling, VA., Laura Lee Coppedge of Oklahoma City’ and Nancy Kirby of Wapanucka; seven grandchildren; Sam Lovelace and Mike Lovelace of Stillwater, and Paul Mosley, Sterling, VA.; Tina Nunn and Lisa Holloway, both of Oklahoma City; Janet Mosley, Sterling, VA., and Dana Kirby, Johnson City, TX., two great-grandchildren; Candia Holloway and Jeremy Nunn; a brother, Jessie William, Atoka; two sisters, Jewel Chapman and Winnie Lain, both of Atoka; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Submitted by Carl Phillips (nephew)

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