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Laurell King

April 25, 1919 — January 2, 2011

Laurell Lanier King, age 91, of Greenville, passed away on January 2, 2011 at Tender Care at Colonial Lodge in Greenville. She was born April 25, 1919 in Nat, Texas to Lewis Ingram and Lou Alice Bagwell Lanier, they preceded her in death. Laurell married Burnett Calvin King on November 6, 1954 in Ft. Worth and together spent nearly 59 years together until his passing on October 18, 2008. Laurell graduated from Stephen F. Austin state Teachers College in 1941 and taught school for 3 years. She then joined the Womens Army Corps and was stationed in Des Moines, Iowa and in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Laurell worked for the Social Security Administration for 25 years in Corps Christi, Ft. Worth, and St. Louis. She concluded her civil service career with the U.S. Army, Troop Support Command in St. Louis, Missouri, retiring in 1985. In her retirement, Laurell enjoyed belonging to several clubs, which catered to her hobbies of gardening, knitting, and playing bridge. However, her greatest joy was traveling abroad with her husband, visiting museums, churches, and historical sites throughout the world. Laurell is survived by her son Kyle; daughter, Cynthia and husband Jay Sehr, all of Greenville; grandchildren, Nicholas Sehr of Dallas and Amanda Sehr of Austin; and by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 6, 2011 at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Greenville with Father Gary Herbst officiating. Burial will follow at 1:00 P.M. at DFW National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Lions Camp, P.O. Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78209. The family wishes to thank both Tender Care and Hospice Plus for their excellent care and keeping of our mother.
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