Nettie Gayle Thetford, age 89, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 5, 2021 Nacogdoches, Texas. Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Country Road Fellowship in Graham, Texas, Pastor Joe Finfrock will be officiating. Burial will follow in Finis Cemetery in Jack County under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Gayle was born on July 16, 1932 in the family home near Henry Chapel in Young County. She was the daughter of Lewis Frederick and Ora Myrtle Chestnut Moren and she had a sister, Thena Francis Moren, and two brothers, George Franklin Moren and Robert (Bob) Lee Moren. She married William Carl Thetford September 3, 1949 in Graham. He preceded her in death on July 16, 2018. Gayle was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church and was a member of the Agape Ministry for many years. She loved the Lord and loved her family. Each member knew they were loved by their mom and Granny and she made each one feel very special. She had a comforting and warm way and loved to laugh. Gayle also had many dear friends from Graham, Waco, Nacogdoches, and Possum Kingdom Lake whom she loved. She loved spending time with them all and especially her dear friend and neighbor, Cindy Elsberry. She had a special place in her heart for Pastor Joe Finfrock and his dear wife, Patty Finfrock. Although extremely biased, her family believes she exhibited many, many traits of the Godly woman described in Proverbs 31.
Survivors include: daughter, Lisa Cummings and husband, Daryl of Alto; sons, Rick Thetford and wife, Karan of Graham and Rusty Thetford and wife, Susie of Cedar Hill; grandchildren, Tricia Stone and husband Ed of Haslet, Tonya Schweighofer and husband Joe of Justin, Trent Thetford and wife Kristina of Graham, Danny Thetford and wife Beverly of Huntsville, Alabama, David Thetford of Katy, Sarah Thetford of Fort Worth, Melissa Cummings of Tyler, Amy Ward and husband Danny of Nacogdoches, and Carrie Gist and husband Jarrett of Tyler; twenty great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her three siblings.
Memorials may be made to Oak Street Baptist Church in Graham, Texas.