Jimye Arnwine Pipes was born April 20, 1918, in Maydelle, Texas, the youngest of eight children, to J.A. and Martha Tavitha Watson Arnwine and died February 6, 2017 in Crockett, Texas.
She was a graduate of Maydelle High School, Lon Morris College and received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Master’s Degree from Stephen f. Austin State University.
She taught school for 18 years in Jacksonville and Rusk area. She was an owner and director of Crockett State Bank from 1958 to 1997. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Rusk and in her later years, was a charter member of First Congregational Methodist Church of Rusk.
Jimye was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband of 56 years, Lloyd Pipes in 2003; by her brothers, W.D. Arnwine, Houston Arnwine, D.L. Arnwine and Cleveland Arnwine; sisters, Nan Arnwine, Frances Arnwine Buckner and Ona Arnwine Jenkins.
She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Dina Pipes of Crockett, Steven and Annette Pipes of Frisco; three grandsons, Brandon Pipes and wife, Mandi of College Station, Blake Pipes and wife, Randi of Bryan, Cameron Pipes of College Station; three great-grandchildren, Carson, Carly and Blair. She is also survived by two nieces, Bobye Adamson and Bilye Werner and husband, Joe all of Dallas; and one nephew, Bryan Atwood and wife, Penny of Ennis.
Her children and their families were the love and joy of her life, she always thought of them first.
The family expresses their gratitude to the Baker Family and Houston County Nursing Home for the care they provided the last two years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery, c/o Glenn Ezell, 2297 FM 747 South, Rusk, Texas 75785.
Funeral services for Jimye Arnwine Pipes will be held Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel in Crockett. Graveside services will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Maydelle, Texas. The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 12:30 until service time.