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Ora L. King

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

MOUNT MORRIS – Ora Lea King, 82, of Mount Morris, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at FHN Memorial Hospital. She worked for Kable Printing Co. in the bindery department for more than 30 years, retiring in 1992. 

Ora was born July 28, 1930, in Niota, Tenn., the daughter of David Baxter an Tempie Mae (Johnson) Marney. Ora married Willard T. King on May 5, 1945, in Dalton, Ga. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Willard Tony Lee King of Calhoun, Tenn.; three daughters, Shirley (Clifford) Henson-Gilbert of Oregon, Willie Grace (James) Ratledge of Forreston, and Bernice (Larry) Ratledge of Mount Morris; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother, Jessie Marney of Athens, Tenn.; and sister, Frances Ruth (Ernest) Womack of Riceville, Tenn.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Ralph King; one daughter, Peggy Ann Speers; two brothers, Ed and Fred Marney; two sisters, Marie True and Addie King; and one grandchild.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Monday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Finch Funeral Home in Mount Morris, with the Rev. Brad Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Polo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be determined.

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