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Obituary – Lana “Tweety” Duncan

A funeral service for Lana Duncan, age 75, of Point, Texas will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 22, 2022, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Terry Duncan, Jay Duncan, Tony Pullen, Terry Pullen, Kristorpher Duncan and Jr. Duncan serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2022, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mrs. Duncan passed away on August 15, 2022, at Medical City – Plano.
POINT, TX
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Lonnie Ford Jr.

Lonnie Ford Jr. was born December 16, 1933, to the late Lonnie Ford Sr. and Myrtle Pittman Ford in Hopkins County. Lonnie accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age, united with Independent Missionary Baptist Church. He attended elementary school in Como, Texas, Center Point High School in Camp County, and graduated from Frederick Douglas High School in Pittsburg, Texas. After graduating from high school, he moved to Oklahoma City. He worked at Tinker Air Force Base as a sales store specialist. He was drafted into the Army on June 1, 1957, but joined the Air Force.
HOPKINS COUNTY, TX
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HOPKINS COUNTY, TX

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WINNSBORO, TX

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SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX

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PARIS, TX

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PECAN GAP, TX

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COMO, TX