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Raleigh Deleen Peeler(1929-2012)

BONHAM - Graveside funeral services for Raleigh Deleen Peeler, 83, of Bonham will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012 at the Arledge Ridge Cemetery. The Rev. Normus Free officiating, military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Mr. Peeler passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at the Seven Oaks Care Center in Bonham.

Mr. Peeler was born May 30, 1929 in Dongola, Ill., the son of Raleigh Hugh & Marie Smoot Peeler. Mr. Peeler served in the U.S. Navy receiving his honorable discharge on May 5, 1948. He married Lillie K. Sanderson on Nov. 30, 1957 in Bonham. Mr. Peeler was the owner/operator of a book binding company from 1953-2005, and he was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church in Bonham.

Mr. Peeler is survived by his wife, Lillie Peeler of Bonham; sons, Jeff Peeler and Randy Peeler of Bonham, Rodney Peeler and Michael Peeler of Evansville, Ind.; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and five step-greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Eileen Hunt.

Family visitation will be held from 6 -8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham.

To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit http://www.coopersorrells.com.

Published in The Herald Democrat on Nov. 18, 2012
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