Fannie Chambers

Funeral services for Fannie Mae Chambers are Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Cottonwood Baptist Church. Visitation is Saturday evening, March 24 at the Funeral Home from 5 to 7 pm.

Memorials may be made to Cottonwood Baptist Church or Cottonwood Cemetery Association.

Fannie was born on Dec. 22, 1932, in the Cottonwood Community of Erath County.  She died on March 19, 2018, at her residence.  

She was the daughter of Henry Tull Stroud and Amy (Thackerson) Stroud.  She was united in marriage to Doyle Lee Chambers on Oct. 11, 1952, in Dublin and to this union two children were born.  

She was preceded in death by her husband,  Doyle, and daughter,  Amy. She is survived by her son, Steven Guy Chambers of Dublin; her grandson, Ben Trotter of Fort Worth and a host of other relatives and many friends who will miss her dearly.

Fannie was the last remaining member of the Stroud Sisters quartet, made up of her and her three older sisters, Johnnie B., Ermanell and Merle.  They sang all over Erath and the surrounding counties for weddings, funerals, civic groups and social clubs. In addition to singing with her sisters and the Dublin Quartet, Fannie also sang solo for many of the same types of functions. She kept a careful record of all the funeral services she sang for between the years of 1967 to 2005, and they numbered well more than 1,600. She served faithfully as worship leader for the Cottonwood Baptist Church for more than 60 years. She had a God-given gift that she used selflessly her whole life, and in doing so touched the lives of many people.  She was well loved and will be missed by many. 

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