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Francis Marion Gunter FLOYDADA- Francis Marion Gunter., age 93, of Floydada, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 in Floydada. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada with Pastor Tim Franks Officiating. Interment will follow at the Roaring Springs Cemetery. The family will have visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today, August 1, 2012, at the Moore-Rose Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Floydada. Francis was born June 23, 1919 in Willis, Texas to F.M., Sr. and Mamie Duren (Eppinette) Gunter. Francis graduated from Roaring Springs High School. He was depot agent for the Quanah Acme and Pacific Railroad for 35 years, first in Roaring Springs, then in Floydada. He moved from Roaring Springs to Floydada in 1960. He married Stella Mae Warren on June 15, 1954 in Lovington, New Mexico. He was active in the VFW and the Masonic Lodge- Scottish Rite. Francis was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII, serving in the South Pacific. He was also the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Unit Citation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Mae Gunter. He is survived by his sister, Estelle Mize of Amarillo; brother, Robert Duren of Duncan, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flower, memorial donations may be made to Shepherds Meadow 1230 S. Ralls Hwy, Floydada, Texas 79235. Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 1, 2012
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