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Alton Attaway

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    A funeral service for Alton Attaway of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Savage officiating.
    A military graveside service, under the direction of The Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow at City Cemetery.
    Alton Attaway died Monday morning, Feb. 25, 2013, at his residence.
    Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
    He was born in the Pine Forest community on Jan. 18, 1926, the son of Henry Attaway and Gladys [Trapp] Attaway.
    He married Scharlene Dalton in Danville, Va., in July 1949.  She preceded him in death in 1997.
    He was retired from the Texas Highway Department and owner of Attaway Piano Tuning for over 30 years. He was a member of League Street Church of Christ, and he served in the United States Army during World War II.  He was also a member of V.F.W. and the American Legion.
    Survivors include  three daughters, Cindy McMahan and husband, Wesley, of Russellville, Ark., Nancy Scism and husband, Don, and Patricia Brown, all of Danville Va.; grandchildren Aimee Moody, Kristina Sekula, Jacob Scism, Julie Scism, Angie Neil and Georgina Hudson and great-grandchildren Emma Moody, Madison Neil,  Amanda Neil, Lily Paige Hudson and Fallon Hudson.
    He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Nolan Attaway and Jack Attaway;  and granddaughter, Julie Scism.
    Memorials may be made to the Hopkins County Military Coalition, in care of Gene White, 147 Fore St., Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482.
     Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
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