Lois L. Ames

Lois L. Ames

Lois L. Ames, 98, of Anna, and formerly of the Buncombe community, died July 30, 2021, at home, surrounded by family. 

She was born on June 18, 1923, the daughter of John and Beulah Light Lovell. 

She was the last charter member of Rock Springs Hollow Freewill Baptist Church near Thebes. She had taught for a number of years in the Sunday School department. 

She married Joseph Raymond Ames on Aug. 8, 1940. They had six surviving children: Sharon (Terry) Grissom, Joseph (Wanda) Ames, Dennis (Toni) Ames, James (Julie) Ames, Robert (Brenda) Ames and Lora Clark. 

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Terry (Stefanie) Grissom, Candace (Gary) Goins, Matthew Ames, Joshua (Michaela) Ames, Angela (Rick) Johnson, Gabriel (Rasheanda) Ames, Chrissy (Jacob) Chancey, Travis (Amber) Ames, Ashly (Tyler) Johnson, Amanda Pender, Taylor (Lee) Givens, Robby (Brittini) Trigg, Tyler (Ali) Huckelberry, Katie Ames, Kyle (Berna) Huckelberry, Madison (Austin) Davidson, Ali (Dakota) Hutchison, Justin Ames and Jerica Clark;  and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Raymond Ames; a daughter, Christina Rae Ames; her siblings, Howard Lovell, Guy Norman Lovell, Herbert Lovell, Minnie Hill and Donald Lovell; a grandson, Scott Ames; and great-grandchildren Garrett Goins, Logan Rogers and Jordan Grissom. 

She was employed as a support services worker at the Clyde L. Choate Mental and Developmental Health Center in Anna prior to her retirement in 1983. She also worked for many years as a cook at Tom and Mable’s Restaurant in Anna. 

She enjoyed working jigsaw and crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. 

A service honoring the life of Lois Ames was conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Mike Miller officiated. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery near Buncombe. 

Memorials can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1100 N., Bethesda, Md. 20814 or online at www.cff.org

Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna was in charge of arrangements.

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