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Molene Hicks Easley, age 92, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life into eternity on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Madison Medical Resort in Odessa.
Born February 17, 1923 at home in Comanche County, TX to Harvey and Artie Mae (Burdette)Hicks, Molene graduated from Comanche High School in 1940. At age 15, she gave her life to Jesus Christ under the old tabernacle at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Comanche. She was later baptized in Duncan Creek.
Molene and the love of her life, Arlis Easley, were married on August 1, 1940 by, and at the home of, Rev. Robert B. Easley, Arlis’ grandfather. She loved telling the story of how they met and how she knew he was the only one for her at the young age of 14. Under this blessed union was born 2 wonderful sons, Jimmie and Edwin.
She taught many years of Sunday school classes and in the church nurseries. Molene truly enjoyed working with and helping young people. She and Arlis were members of several Baptist churches through out the years, including Ashmore Baptist in Cedar Lake Stanolind Camp, East Side Baptist in McCamey and Crescent Park Baptist Church in Odessa.
Molene is survived by her loving sons Jim Easley and wife Linda and Ed Easley and wife Elaine, all of Odessa; grandsons Shane Easley and wife Jody of Brownwood, Eric Easley of Odessa and Evan Easley and wife Amy of Gardendale; granddaughter Senee Holditch and husband Brian of Richardson; great-grandchildren Ryan Easley and fiancé Sarah Vest of Odessa, Julia Easley of Austin, Jenna Easley of Wichita, KS, Emma and Davis Easley of Gardendale, Ethan, Elissa, Emilee and Easton Easley of Odessa, and C.J. Holditch of Richardson; step great-grandsons Grayson and Cooper Swanzy of Brownwood; Lance’s fiancé Marla Miles and her daughters Presley and Lexi Black of Odessa; sisters, Robbie Ripley and husband Earl of Comanche and Jeannie Schultz of Moody; brother Jackie Hicks and wife Mary Jane of Comanche; brothers-in-law Luke Easley and Harold Easley and wife Carolyn, all of Comanche; sister-in-law Doris Hicks of Midland and several nieces and nephews.
Molene is preceded in death by her loving husband of 74 years, Arlis Easley; grandson Lance Easley; parents, Harvey and Artie Mae Hicks; father and mother-in-law, Luke and Bernice Easley; two brothers, Olan Hicks and wife Louise and Robert Hicks; two sisters, Nita Ruth Hicks and husband James and Marie Easley and husband Sherrill; brother-in-law Clarence Shultz; and sister-in-law Imogene Easley.
Visitation will be at Comanche Funeral Home on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Comanche. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel in Comanche with Rev. Steven Schulte, of Comanche officiating. Interment will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery in Comanche County. Pallbearers will be grandsons Shane Easley, Eric Easley, Evan Easley, grandson-in-law Brian Holditch, great-grandson Ryan Easley and nephew Lane Hicks. Honorary pallbearers are Ethan Easley, Davis Easley, Easton Easley, C.J. Holditch, Grayson Swanzy and Cooper Swanzy.