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Nell Ray Bitner

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Nell Ray Bitner, age 87, of Lovelady passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Huntsville. She was born September 22, 1930 in Blue Ridge, Collins County, Texas to parents, Bennie James Brown and Bessie Jane McGahee. Nell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lovelady and a Sunday School Secretary.

She is survived by her children, Linda James and husband, Tommy of Lovelady, Janie Collier and husband, Calvin of Lovelady, Randy Bitner and wife, Elaine of Lone Pine, and James Bitner and wife, Sharon of Lovelady; grandchildren, Michael James and wife, Shanna of Lovelady, Kim Smith of Lovelady, Molly Abele and husband, Justin of Lufkin, Jesse Collier of Lovelady, Travis Bitner and wife, Kristen of Lovelady, Jacob Bitner of Lovelady and Brent Bitner of Lovelady; great-grandchildren, Madelyn James, Cody James, Douglas Brumble, Christopher Thomason, Brayden Abele, Amelia Abele, Hydee Huse, and Ross Bitner; great-great-grandchildren, Colt Thomason, Kaydence Brumble, and Jasper Brumble; two foster brothers, Larry Shupak and wife, Barbara of Lovelady and Rex Shupak of Lovelady; very special neighbor and friend, William Money; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bitner; parents, Bennie and Bessie Brown; foster parents, Leo and Lorena Shupak; brothers, Chester Brown and James R. Brown; sisters, Beaulah Shupak and Margene Williamson.

Funeral services for Nell Ray Bitner will be held Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Lovelady. Interment will follow in the Center Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lovelady, P.O. Box 130, Lovelady, Texas 75851 or the Center Hill Cemetery P.O. Box 385, Crockett, Texas 75835. Online condolences may be made at


  1. My deepest sympathies to the family, Ms Nell was such a sweet lady, who will be greatly missed

  2. In loving memory of the times we spent together. She will be truly missed. She was a dear friend. So sorry I can’t attend the funeral, due to my health. Love, Lillian

  3. My condolences to a very special family that treated everyone like family. Beautiful memories are shared. I loved Mrs Nell.

  4. James, Brent and Family ~ My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Sorry to hear of your loss. Judy

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