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Cherry, Ozell


Ozell Cherry

Services: Have ben held.

Ms. Ozell Higginbotham Cherry, 77, of Muleshoe, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center.

She was born on May 7, 1926, in Bailey County, Texas.

She was a lifelong resident of Muleshoe. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was employed as a waitress in numerous restaurants in Muleshoe and as an activity aide at the nursing home.

She was preceded in death by her previous husband, Ben Higginbotham; four sisters; and five brothers.

She is survived by a son, Don Taylor of Dumas; three daughters, Linda White (and husband, Dwayne) of Oklahoma Lane, Janie Phillips (Clyde) of Causey-Rogers community;and Reba Thompson (James) of Newkirk, Okla.; a sister, Dovie Vorse of Tennesee Colony, Texas, a brother, Arie Owen of Wells, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Sam Billingsley will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Bailey County Cemetery in Muleshoe.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home of Muleshoe.


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