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Florence M Overton

August 8, 1918 — July 25, 2018

Florence Marie Overton, 99 of Nocona, Texas passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018. She was born August 8, 1918 in Lone Mountain, Tennessee to the home of William Henry Vannoy and the former Mary Pearlie Shumate. She was raised in Lone Mountain and attended schools there graduating from Lone Mountain High School. She continued her education, obtaining her Bachelor's degree from Lincoln Memorial University. She married Tyne E. Overton on December 28, 1944.She taught school for the Lone Mountain Schools for 2.5 years before moving to Yeso, NM in 1946. She served as postmaster until her retirement in 1972. She moved from Yeso to Fort Sumner in 1965 and made it her home til 1996 when she moved to Granbury, TX. In 2007 she made the move to Nocona, TX where she was currently living.Florence was a member of the Yeso Baptist Church and later the First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Tyne in their Airstream RV, Collecting green depression glass, reading, playing double canasta and Bingo. In her later years she enjoyed singing, reciting poetry and nursery rhymes.She is preceeded in death by her parents; her husband Tyne on December 28, 1989, grandson Steven Richard Strohl in 2007, brothers Homer, Carson, Tilmon and two sisters Doris and Blanche.Florence is survived by her son Walter and wife Mary Sue Overton; and daughter, LaNelda and husband Ricky Strohl all of Bowie, Tx. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren; Shawna and husband John Hesteande, Brandon and wife Beverly Overton, and Todd and wife Kathy Overton; 9 great grandchildren; Ryan Hesteande and Ashlee Heller, Heath Hesteande and Darci Maston, Landon Hesteande, Sydne Strohl, Magan  Hesteande, Tanner Overton, Brandon Heath Overton, Kasey Mae Overton, and Bootz Overton and 2 great-great grandchildren; Saylor Faye Hesteande and Oaklee Ryan Hesteande.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, July 28, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner, NM with Mr. Charlie Overton officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Overton, Todd Overton, Brandon Heath Overton, John Hesteande, Ryan Hesteande and Heath Hesteande. Honorary pallbearers will be Landon Hesteande, Tanner Overton and Bootz Overton. Burial will follow in the Overton family plot, Fort Sumner Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 2:00 pm Saturday. In Lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial contributions in Florence's memory be made to the Fort Sumner Cemetery AssociationPO Box 180 Fort Sumner, NM 88119Arrangements are under direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM. (575) 355-2311.
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

2:00 - 3:00pm (Mountain time)

First Baptist Church

, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

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First Baptist Church

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

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Fort Sumner Cemetery

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