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Willie Schanks

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WILLIE SCHANKS On October 18, 2012, Willie Schanks was peacefully called home. Born on March 12, 1913, Willie was a young 99 year-old cowboy who enjoyed life to its fullest. He will join his beloved wife, Scottie Mosley Schanks, his son Berlin Schanks, his daughter, Marva Guidry, and eight siblings who preceded him in death. He is survived by his sons James Schanks and Ronald Grayson; his daughters Yvonne Davis and Maxine Lewis, and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Willie migrated in his youth from his hometown of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and planted roots in Corona, California in the 1930s. He was much loved and will be forever missed. Memorial services will be held at the Great I Am Church of God in Christ, 14189 Foothill Blvd., Suite 102, Fontana, CA 92335, on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 25, 2012
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