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Velma Southard

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Velma Southard, daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Lee Thomas Gentry, was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Manila, Ark., and passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 91.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Edward Southard and wife, Diane, and Herbert Wayne Southard and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, David Roy Southard and James Houston Southard; three brothers, Marshall Gentry, Colin Gentry and Odell Gentry and one sister, Lexie Pruett.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 20, and continue until 11 a.m.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 20, in the Lulu Cemetery with Rev. Ron Dunavin officiating.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.