ELEANOR IVA DELL COONES WOODS, 93, of Longview,
TX, passed away on Aug. 13, 2012.
Ms. Woods was born on May 5, 1919 to Joseph William
Coones, a farmer, and Dollie Mitchell Coones. She
attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1938 at
Ranger, TX. Ms. Iva Dell was also known to many as
Mama Dell. She loved to sew, collect frogs, can
different foods, and caring for her African violets.
Iva Dell had been a beautician for 25 years before
retiring. She enjoyed spending time with her family
at gatherings, reunions, and holidays. She was a fine
Christian lady who was loved by all. She was a member
of Northside Baptist Church in Mineola, TX.
Iva Dell is survived by her son: Jack Woods of Longview,
daughter: Beverly Warren and her husband Joe of Ft.
Worth; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
ten great-great-grandchildren; brothers: Lonnie Coones
(RHS-1943) and his wife Ethel of Longview, Roy Coones
and his wife Dorothy of Longview, Gene Coones and his
wife Fern of Golden, TX, Ed Coones and his wife Betty
of Arlington, TX, and Donald Coones of Gilmer; as well
as a number of nieces nephews and other loving family
She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters:
Marie Coones Davis and Mary Coones McCoy (RHS-1937).