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Elvira Mae Arther

November 29, 1934 ~ April 27, 2017 (age 82)


Elvira Mae Arther was born 29 Nov 1934 to Thomas Nugent and Lilly Elizabeth Nelson Holder.  After the death of her mother she was adopted and raised by Adolf Gustof and Jonnie Mae Carlson Burkman.

Vira Mae passed away in Longview, Tx Thursday 27 Apr 2017.   She is survived by her sister Peggy Luciel Wilder; 2 daughters Joy Hasty and husband DeWayne of McAlester, OK and Sharron Sellers and husband Forrest of Harleton, TX;  4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her 6 Holder siblings brothers Willie, Ernest and Chester Holder;  sisters, Lilly ‘Puddin’ Jones, Lorene Hill, and Alice Sanders;  and 2 great grandsons Maurice Dee Sellers and Nathaniel Ray Fergason.

Her ashes will be buried with her adoptive parents in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Stamford, TX in the near future.

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