Avys Locke


Avys Locke, 90 of Milano, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at her home in Milano.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with the Rev. Roy Dillard officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery near Milano. Visitation will be Friday from noon until service time at the funeral home.

Avys Locke was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Milano, to Claude and Bertha (Reese) White. She graduated from Milano High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University and her master’s degree from Sam Houston State University. She and John Locke were married for 20 years. He passed away in 1986. Avys lived in Bryan and Madisonville before returning to Milano to live on the family home place. She taught English for a number of years at North Zulch School in Madison County. She then worked for Teacher’s Service Center and served as librarian for many years in small school districts. She retired from this job. She was a member of the Liberty Church near Milano.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Pauline Nevitt; and her lifelong friend, Harold Lankford.

Surviving are her sons, Jim Locke and wife Cathey of College Station, Monte Locke and wife Vicki of Milano and Casey Locke of Milano; five grandchildren, Jason Locke, Jake Locke, Sydney Metscher, Reese Locke and Rosa Locke; and nine great-grandchildren, Logan, Emma, Lane, Koda and Lucy Locke, Kylie and Kalen Graham, Kaden Braaton and Desmond Metscher.

Serving as pallbearers are Reese Locke, Jaxon Locke, Jacob Locke, John B. Stevenson, Greg Stevenson and Bill Stevenson.