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Laura Virginia Saunders of Newcastle, Okla.


Laura Virginia Saunders, 88, of Newcastle, Okla., formerly of Henrietta, passed away July 20, 2013 in Norman, Okla.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26 at the Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona with Rev. Dave Woodbury officiating. Burial will be in the Nocona Cemetery under the direction of Jerry Woods Funeral Home of Nocona.

Mrs. Saunders was born Aug. 30, 1924 in Mart to L.E. and Myra (Parks) Elliot. She married Ernest Saunders in Salt Gap, Texas, June 1, 1940. She was a homemaker and a member of the Valley View Baptist Church in Spanish Fort.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Saunders; and a daughter, Wanda Diane Saunders.

Survivors include two sons, Bryan Saunders of Springfield, Mo., and of Newcastle, Okla.; two daughters, Janice Foster of Boyd, and Lindia Bradford of Arlington; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 25 at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to Valley View Baptist Church, 162 Green St., Nocona, Texas 76255.


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