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Sue Isabel DeFord
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Sue I. DeFord, 87, passed away on March 28, 2023.
She was born at home in Carrollton on July 15, 1935 to the late Clarence and Flora Walton. Sue married the love of her life John C. DeFord on July 26, 1959 and he passed away on August 03, 2020. Together they owned Carroll Lanes Incorporated. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Carrollton where she was active as an elder and teaching Bible school. To relax she enjoyed sewing and listening to the piano.
Her passion was bowling on the Senior League on every Wednesday. Sue was active in the community as a 4 – H advisor and a volunteer for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Carrollton for many years. She will be best remembered as a 5 grade elementary school teacher in Malvern and Carrollton Schools.
Survivors include her son David DeFord of Magnolia. A daughter in– law Nicole DeFord of Dellroy, three grand children Caleb, Hannah and Sarah, many loving nieces and nephews.
Sue was preceded in death by her siblings John Walton, Dick Walton, Jim Walton, Joan Harsh, Bob Walton, George Walton, Mary Morckel, and her aunt Hannah Hull who was her second mother.
The funeral was held April 4 at the Allmon Dugger Cotton Funeral Home in Carrollton.
Burial was in the Westview Cemetery with Rev. Gordon Warner officiating.
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