March 09, 1922 - September 11, 2020
Maxine M. Carroll, 98, of Hillister, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at Woodville Health & Rehabilitation Center in Woodville, TX.
Visitation will be held, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with a 12:00 noon graveside service immediately following in Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville. Officiating will be Brother Clark Mahoney. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearer will be B.A. Smith.
Maxine was born March 9, 1922 to Roger Lee & Ollie Dee Ritnour McGinty in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was a longtime resident of Tyler County and was a retired hairdresser with over 25 years of service. She had been active in the community serving as President of the ABWA in 1975 and also President of B & PW. In her early years she had served as the Scout Master of the Hillister Cub Scout Troop #137 and was a devoted mother that never missed a football game that her children were participating in. She was a strong disciplinarian and instilled in her family the importance of loving the Lord with all of their heart, mind and soul and loving their neighbor as thyself. Maxine enjoyed crossword puzzles, fishing, reading and sewing. She also enjoyed her pets and at one time she had 5 cats with the last one, “Smoky” arriving on her back porch in 2005 during Hurricane Rita. Maxine loved her family and spending time with them even when her son took her for a joy ride on his motorcycle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger Lee McGinty & Ollie Hammon; husband, Darrell William Byars & Henry Mangram Carroll; daughter, Barbara Brown; sister, Grace Odom; grandsons, John Brown Vickery & Brent Hall; daughter-in-law, Rose Byars; and sons-in-law, Raymond G. Hall & Jimmy Ray Patterson.
She is survived by her daughters, Janice Hall of Jacksonville, FL and Dolores Patterson of Houston; son, Roger Byars of Dickinson; grandchildren, Rebecca Byars-White & husband, Kent, Jennifer Hodgson & husband, Clay, Melissa Cano, Weldon Leonard & wife, Nicole, Julie Webb, Brad Hall & wife, Dana.
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Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville, Texas.