Effie L. Acuff

March 25, 1922 - October 31, 2011

Our beloved Effie L. Acuff, age 89, of Anna, Texas left this world on October 31, 2011. Her story began on March 25, 1922 in Collin County, Texas as a gleam in the eyes of her parents Charles A. and Telitha Rose Copus. Marrying the day after her graduation in 1940 to the love of her life, Kever L Acuff, she began her life as a military dependent, and became the mother of Thomas Acuff in 1946. Together with her husband, Effie was dedicated to the Church of Christ where she voluntarily created the Cradle Role Class with the help of a Davis Street Church of Christ co member and spent most of her adult life teaching babies about God through song and visual aids. As the Davis St. Church of Christ grew into the Westside Church of Christ she continued to teach classes as well as train other members to develop into the teaching staff of the Cradle Roll Classes at High Pointe Church of Christ. As life progressed, she was co-owner/operator of Kever’s Clock and Watch Repair and Kever's Mobile Home Park, where she managed and maintained the 22 lot facility. She is survived by her granddaughters, Leanne Willis of Anna, Texas, Ashley Smith of Golden, Colorado and Keri Acuff of Dallas, Texas; sister, Mary Nichols of Conroe, Texas; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kever Acuff; son, Thomas Acuff; six brothers and four sisters. Services to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2011 at High Pointe Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas.

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Effie was a dear friend, wonderful mentor and Christian role model. She worked tirelessly to provide visual aids for many children's learning activities with high hopes that her efforts would lead them to Christ. Lisa Byrd Wegleitner, November 4, 2011 Leanne: I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. I remember spending the night with you when we were in elementary school, and Mrs. Acuff coming over to see you and your sisters. I remember how much you said you loved her when she was there, and how happy you were to see her. I know you will miss her. Mrs. Acuff had a long, happy life...for that, I know you must be grateful. Peace be with you and your family. Tamara Cottle, November 3, 2011 Oh, how I loved to see my sweet Aunt Effie, when I would go back to my birthplace, McKinney. She always had a smile and plenty of funny stories! My memories of her, in spite of her unbelievable sorrows of losing her parents, her husband, and her only child, Tommy, are just as I described. She somehow could smile and have that very unique sense of humor. She was such a strong Christian spirit, which I am so grateful for. Anyone who knew Effie would know she loved the Lord. She was truly dedicated to getting "the Word" out to all, but especially children. I know that she is in a far better place now! But she will be very missed by all of the family. My sympathy and condolances go out to her precious granddaughters and other family. I know that a big hole is left in all your hearts! I wish we could come to the funeral, but we are truly unable to. My prayers are with you all! Love you! Bridget and Bruce Crockett Bridget Acuff Crockett, November 3, 2011 My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. Remember that Effie is home with the Lord and her family. I love you all. Belinda D. Potier, November 2, 2011