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Katherine M. Posey

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Katherine M. Posey, 99, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Albuquerque. She was born Dec. 17, 1911, in Felix to Newton and Amanda (Ehart) Pendergrass.
Mrs. Posey grew up in Mayhill and graduated from high school in Tularosa.
She married Mr. Arrell Thomas Posey on May 24, 1933, in Carrizozo. They owned and operated a hardware store in Carrizozo for 22 years and enjoyed 55 years together before his passing in 1988.
Katherine Posey was also preceded in death by her parents, Newton and Amanda Pendergrass; daughter Jeanette Phillips; grandson Gerald Wayne Posey (G.W.); sisters Lolite Samford, Gladys Gilliland and Audrey Latham; and brothers John Pendergrass, Paul Pendergrass and Allen Pendergrass.
Survivors include her son Gerald Posey and his wife, Dee Ann, of Grants; grandchildren Waynett Danley and her husband, Leroy, of Kirtland, Dwain Phillips and his wife, Marian, of Alamogordo, JoLynn Trammell and her husband, Glen, of Dexter, Janice Smotherman and her husband, Robert, of Tularosa, and Terrell Allen Posey and his wife, Jamie, of The Woodlands, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and her sister Daisy Jackson
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2011, at the Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral chapel with Charles R. Walker officiating.
Pallbearers include LeRoy Danley, Glenn Trammell, Robert Smotherman, Dwain Phillips, Mike Petty and Gary Hightower. Honorary pallbearers will be Terrell Allen ""Tyke"" Posey, Howard Aycock, R.L. Posey, Johnny Posey, Clyde Lee Posey, A.J. Posey and Leaden Posey.
Interment will follow at Mayhill Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
The Posey family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To sign the online register book, please visit
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 25 to Apr. 25, 2011
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