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Irene Tanton
    A funeral service for Irene Tanton, 87, of Sulphur Springs was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Lee Huff officiating. 

    Interment followed at Restlawn Memorial Park with Josh McCord, Jordan Strickland, Chase Harry, Brandon Harry, Dylon Morgan and Timmy Scarborough serving as pallbearers. 
    Irene Tanton died at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. 
    She was born Jan. 31, 1926, the daughter of Jim Walker and Vola Troxell Walker.
    She married D. L. Tanton June 24, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1985. 
    She was a retired instructor for H. D. Lee and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
    Survivors include three daughters, Patricia McManus, Linda Jacks and husband, James, and Brenda Cotten and husband, Ricky; three sisters, Norma Smith, Wilma Goldsmith, all of Sulphur Springs, and Shirley Smolka of Garland; brother Orville Walker of Tacoma, Wash.; grandchildren Tony Harry, Tim Harry, April Morgan, Brandi Leber, Shane Jacks, Jeremy Jacks, Tammy Strickland, Brent Cotten, Dedria Bulin, Debbie Scarborough, Shelly Mims, Jeffery Brown and Breanne Brown; great-grandchildren Brittanie Reeves, Brandon Harry, Ashlie White, Dylon Morgan, Jessica Harry, Chase Harry, Bailey Waggoner, Chance Leber, Josh McCord, Jordan Strickland, Mikaela Jacks, Jason Leber, Jarrin Leber, Zachary Cotten, Christian Cotten, Braden Cotten Kortney Bulin, Kasey Bulin, Christy Coleman Tim Scarborough and Terry Scarborough, Michelle Funk, Victoria Mims, Caitlin Brown, Caleb Brown, and Chelsea Cupp; and six great-great-grandchildren. 
    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Swaney; two brothers, Willard Walker and Bennie Walker; two sisters, Thelma Butler and Inez Harris; and one great-great-grandchild.
     Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
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