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Geneva Bates Nevil
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1931
Hunt County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 2014
Taylor County
Texas, USA

Geneva Bates Nevil, 82, died Saturday, March 29, 2014 in a local hospital. The family will receive friends Monday, March 31st 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Starbuck Funeral Home in Merkel. Services will be Tuesday, April 1st at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3325 N. 12th in Abilene with Bishop Ben Bryner officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park. Geneva was born in Sunset, Hunt County, Texas August 2, 1931 to Alonzo Martin and Dora (Luker) Bates. She married Daris Russell "D.R." Nevil April 19, 1952. The couple lived briefly in Corpus Christi before moving to Dallas, TX. They moved to Abilene January 1959 to open a Southern Maid Donut Shop which was later changed to Taste Delight Donuts. Geneva worked with D.R. in the donut shop until they sold it in 1980. After selling, she worked in the bookkeeping department for Abilene Lumber then for Dr. Robert and Bekki Leverton until their children were grown. In later years she worked for Wylie ISD then left to care for D.R. After D.R.'s death she went back to work for Wylie ISD several years then retired due to health problems. Genvea lived forty-three years on Hardwick Road in the Wylie community, before building a small home in the Caps community with her eldest son and daughter-in-law. Survivors include three sons, Dan Nevil and wife Juanita of Abilene, William "Will" Arthur Nevil II and wife Shannon of Killeen, Daris Nevil and wife Marianne of McKinney; daughter, Floye Villegas and husband Rik of Dubai; son-in-law, Greg Hardegree of Abilene; four sisters, Safrona Hackler of Greenville, Rose Mulder of Dallas County, Mary Luckey of Wolfe City, Donna Kay Cooper of Watauga; brother, Ralph Bates and wife Wanda of Greenville; nineteen grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sonja Hardegree; and sister, Mavis Bates.
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  Daris Russell Nevil (1930 - 2002)
Elmwood Memorial Park
Taylor County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Mar 30, 2014
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