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Della May of Auburn, Ala.


Della May, 95, of Auburn, Ala., formerly of Byers, passed away on March 28.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at Riverside Cemetery in Byers.

Mrs. May was born Jan. 9, 1918, in Jackson County, Okla., to William Roy and Rosie Anna (Smoot) Murphy. She married James Elmer May, Sr., on March 28, 1936. Mrs. May was a nurse’s aide for many years and farmed alongside her husband in West Texas.

Mrs. May is preceded in death by her husband James Elmer May, Sr.; one son, James Elmer May, Jr.; one grandson, Cody Fleming; and seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Vicki Smith and husband Jimmy of Muldrow, Okla.; one son, Mike May and wife Pam of San Angelo; a daughter-in-law, Ann May of Auburn, Ala.; two sisters, Willie Smith of Vian, Okla., and Nettie Nettles of California; 10 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.


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