Geraldine "Mamaw" Andrews

February 6, 1925September 25, 2012

Geraldine "Mamaw" Andrews, 87, of Doddridge, AR passed away September 25, 2012 in a local hospital. Mrs. Andrews was born February 6, 1925 in Rodessa, LA. She was a member of Lowel Street Baptist Church, Texarkana, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Andrews; parents, Ben and Thelma Welborn; sisters, Mary Jo Davis and Lydia Davis; brother, James Welborn; and grandson, Michael "Little Mike" Andrews.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Elaine and Winfred Purifoy of Doddridge, AR; sons and daughter-in-law, Ernie and Diane Andrews of Queen City, TX and James Andrews of Huntsville, TX; sister, Myrtie Mae Autrey of Wake Village, TX; 9 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2012 at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown with Rev. George Goynes and Rev. Raymond Davis officiating. Burial will be in East Memorial Gardens under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the funeral home.

Online tributes may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 28, 2012

Geraldine "Mamaw" Andrews

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September 28, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jerry Cherry and girls. Love you all.

Les Stevenson

September 27, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.