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    Funeral service for Ms. Karen Vaden, 56, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Sep. 3, at

Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Rev. M. LaVelle Hendricks officiating and the Rev. Troy Young co-officiating.
    Interment will follow at Caney Cemetery with Greg “Chappie” Chapman, Lester Henley, Ronald “Squirrel” Wills, Johnny “Elvis” Nordin, Greg “Action” Jackson, Bill Barrett, Hank “Hankie Pooh” Kyle and Joe Willie Hooten serving as pallbearers.
    Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at West Oaks Funeral Home.
    Karen died on Aug. 30, 2012, at her residence.
    She was born March 10, 1956, daughter of Cleveland and Ruth Berry Vaden, in Hopkins County.
    She was a member of Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, while on watch-care of the East Caney Baptist Church. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1974. She was employed with (TXU) Luminate Mining Company for 29 years until her health started to fail in 2008.
    She leaves to mourn her passing, a father, Cleveland Vaden of Sulphur Springs; aunts Inez Berry Spigner Vaden of Dallas and Bennie K. Berry of Sulphur Springs; sister Linda K. Hall of Sulphur Springs; nieces Ashley and Taryn Clayton; niece and brother, Tiffany and Jason Yarbrough; niece and caretaker, Desiree Smith; great-nephews Terrel Turman, Ivyn Clayton and Alexander Smith; and great-nieces Jayla Yarbrough, Rachel Harrington, Mariah McCord and Jasmine McCord, all of Sulphur Springs. Mourners also include a host of godchildren, relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her brother, Cleveland Jr., in 1952, and her mother, Ruth Berry Vaden, on March 9, 1993.
    Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.
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