Wynelle DeGnath


Funeral services for Wynelle Wofford DeGnath will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Pastor Bill Nowell officiating.

Mrs. DeGnath was born in Athens on July 8, 1930, to William and Thelma Wofford. She was the great-granddaughter of two pioneer families of Athens and Henderson County.

She was a graduate of Athens High School and Henderson County Junior College. She married Dr. William DeGnath of Athens on March 15, 1952. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as organist for three years.

She was a substitute teacher at Athens High School for many years and served as a special education instructional aide in the elementary schools of Athens. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens as a child and later was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Athens.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Wynelle and James McDonald of Gresham; sons, Robert "Bob" DeGnath of Tyler, and William "Bill" DeGnath of Birmingham, Ala.; grandson, Ryan Blake Richardson of Dallas; and one niece, Vicki Price Eubank of Longview.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to service on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

You may light a memorial candle or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansm-ith.com.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Nov. 21, 2012