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Virgil L. (Troy) Horrell, 82
Virgil L. "Troy" Horrell, 82, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2011 at his home. He was born on Sunday, February 26, 1928 in Pine Bluff, AR to Percy B. and Ruby (Maples) Horrell.

Mr. Horrell was a Korean War veteran having served in the United States Navy.

He married Lavonne Taylor June 24, 1956 in Grapevine, AR. They moved to Alamogordo in 1957. He retired from the Civil Service at the Holloman AFB where he was an experimental welder at the High Speed Test Track. He was a member of AARP and NARFE. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Mountain Valley Baptist Association.

He is survived by his wife, LaVonne ""Vonn"" Taylor-Horrell of the family home; a son; Michael Latroy Horrell and Wife Helen of Beeville, TX; a daughter; Michele LaVonne Horrell of Alamogordo, NM.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Percy E. Horrell.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff May officiating.

Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Reinhardt, Chet Sehorn, Jimmy Sisco, Terry Brancheau, Jim Baker and Tom Whisenhunt.

The family will greet friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home, 1334 N. Scenic Dr., Alamogordo, NM

The Horrell family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 12 to Feb. 12, 2011
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