DORIS JEAN WITTEN

Doris Jean Witten, 80, of Lubbock and formerly of Olton, died Sept. 4, 2017, in Lubbock. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Olton with Brother Kyle Streun and Brother David Azam officiating. Interment followed at Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. The family received friends at Ramage Funeral Directors in Olton Thursday evening, Sept. 7, 2017. Doris was born on Oct. 22, 1936, to Oran and Juanita (Campbell) Nichols in Big Spring, TX. In August of 1960, Doris married Larry Wayne Witten and moved to Olton, TX where she remained until she moved to Lubbock in 2014. Doris attended Wayland Baptist College and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1959. She taught school briefly before becoming a homemaker and being actively involved in raising her three children. She was a member and Sunday School/Bible study teacher at First Baptist Church in Olton. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry Witten, in 1987; and a sister, Bobbie Nagel. Survivers include her son, Rex Witten and his wife, Deborah of Hale Center; two daughters, Melanie Ridley and her husband, David of Wolfforth and Joy Hallock and her husband, Ben of Houston; three brothers, Don Nichols and his wife, Barbara of Midland, John Nichols and his wife, Becky of Midland, and Kenneth Nichols and his wife, Angie of Mesquite; two sisters, Edith Orozco of Midland and Nicky Lobner of Edinburg; six grandchildren: Adam and Leslie Berry, Katie Ridley, Austin and Grant Witten, and Kelyn Hallock; and two great-grandchildren: Casen and Abbylee Berry. The family suggest memorials be made to Gideons International, c/o The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

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