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Alcenia “Honey” McCoy
1917 - 2012

Sara Alcenia “Honey” McCoy, 94, of Iowa Park, formerly of Gatesville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Funeral services were held Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Gatesville.

A private family interment was held at Restland Cemetery.

Honey was born on Dec. 9, 1917, in Jonesboro, to the late James Dennis and Mildred Burns Watson Walsh. She attended Jonesboro schools for first through 11th grade, and then attended 12th grade at Gatesville High and graduated in 1935. During Honey’s high school years, she played basketball and was a member of the 1934-1935 Runner-Up State Women’s Basketball Championship team during her senior year. After graduating high school, she completed a course in dress making and began sewing for people.

In Oct. 1939 she moved to Austin, and worked as a seamstress in a dress shop.

She met Frank McCoy and they were married on March 30, 1940. Eventually they moved back to Gatesville. She also served as youth group leader and the first female on the Board of Directors for the First United Methodist Church of Gatesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, J.D. Walsh Jr., Charlie Wells Walsh, William Cullen Walsh, Ralph Waldo Emerson Walsh; and son, Joe McCoy.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Reser of Iowa Park; a son, Billy D. McCoy; step-son, Jack Dudley McCoy; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First United Church of Gatesville, 2600 E. Main, Gatesville, TX 76528; Jonesboro Cemetery Association, c/o Myra Nichols, 875 C.R. 218, Gatesville, TX 76528, or Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, TX 76308.

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