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Lila Malone

October 21, 1927 — December 21, 2022

Little River/Academy

Lila Ruth (Davis) Malone, age 95 of Little River-Academy, passed from this life Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Cornerstone Gardens Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Temple. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Greathouse Cemetery in Temple.

Lila was born on October 21, 1927, to L.H. & Cannie Davis in Temple, Texas. She worked for the Scott & White Insurance Department until retirement. Lila enjoyed reading, especially the newspaper. She liked to do crossword puzzles and loved to go gambling. Lila attended First Baptist Church of Academy and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. She married William D. Malone on April 1, 1952, and he preceded her in death on November 11, 2015.

She is also preceded by her parents; brother, Harvey Davis; brother, L.H. Davis; and sister, Ruby Gillis.

Survivors include sons, Ricky Malone, and Mickey Malone; daughters, Sarah Love, Janet Kelso, and Patti Engelke; brother, Curtis Davis; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff at Baylor Scott & White Hospital and Cornerstone Gardens Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Temple for their support and care during this time.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel

500 W Barton Ave, Temple, TX 76501

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Greathouse Cemetery

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