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Erma Atherton

Atherton81-year-old Flora resident, Erma Atherton, died at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday, September 11 at Clay County Hospital in Flora.  She worked at Raber’s Nursing Home in Flora, and later worked at Flora Manor for 28 years.

Surviving are five children, Karen McCormick, Paula Burrow, and Allen McCormick all of Flora, David McCormick of Covington, LA and Elliott “Tooter” Atherton Jr. of Noble; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold “Pete” Young of Louisville, IL and one sister, Veda Marie Kenchaloe of Brownwood, TX.

Funeral services for Erma Atherton will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 15 at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery at Flora.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, September 14 at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.

Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child) or the Special Olympics, and will be accepted at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.

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