Nora Horton

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Nora Lorene Horton a resident of Durant, Oklahoma formally of Bokchito passed from this life into the next on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the age of 78 years 11 months and 25 days. She was born in Albany, Oklahoma to William Elijah and Docie Myrtle (Bell) Melton on Saturday, April 13, 1935. Nora Melton married Bernis E. Horton in Hugo, Oklahoma on Saturday, November 18, 1978.

Nora was a member of the Blue Baptist Church. She enjoyed quiet time with a good book. But most of all Nora will be remembered as a loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend who always put her family first with her care and love.

Mrs. Horton is survived by her sons, Doug Neal of Papillion, Nebraska and Larry Neal and wife Bobbie of Sherman, Texas; grandson, Michael Neal and wife Josephine of San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Lois Rose of Blue, Oklahoma and Imogene Knipe of Richland Hills, Texas; brother, Billy Melton of Cartwright, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Horton was preceded in death by her parents, William and Docie Melton; husband, Bernis Horton; brother, Jimmy Melton; sister, Mildred Gipson.

Family Hour will be from 6-7:00 PM Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Bokchito Cemetery with Rev. Randy Lewis officiating. The pallbearers will be Doug Neal, Larry Neal, Cecil Smith, Tony Taylor, Curtis Rose, Carrol Knipe and Craig Smith.

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at

Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.

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Holmes~Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home - Durant
121 N. 5th Ave.
Durant, OK 74701
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Published in Durant Daily Democrat from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2014
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