Effie Annie Deck, 88, daughter of David and Rosa Sills Gross, was born July 9, 1912, at Attic, Ind. She died Feb. 16, 2001, at her home in Houston. She married Lyle Deck Feb. 2, 1931. They had 10 children. Mrs. Deck spent much of her life in this area, where she and her husband raised their family. She spent many hours crocheting and knitting and spending time at the Houston Senior Center with friends and neighbors reminiscing about days gone by. Probably her favorite pastime was spent with her husband on the bank of a stream, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, John David and Russell Deck; and a sister, Mary Lantz. Surviving are her children, Bobby Deck and Mary Willis of Cedar Creek, Betty Bennett and Sue Silveus of Houston, Frances Stokes of Rogersville, Linda Durham and Diann Clark of Ferguson and Jimmy Deck of Las Vegas, Nev.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services were Feb. 19 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Moore officiating. Burial was in the Wolford Cemetery.”

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