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Vannie Mae Stokes

Thursday, April 8, 2004

Born 9-5-1935 -- Died 3-31-2004

Vannie Mae Elliott Stokes, 68, daughter of the late Foncie and Pearlie Vest Elliott, was born on Sept. 5, 1935 in Lone Star, Ark. She died March 31, 2004, in Melbourne, Ark.

She married Lynwood Eugene Stokes in 1959, in Memphis, Tenn., and to this union two children were born. She spent her working years as a registered nurse in Dothan, Ala., and attended the Melbourne Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons -- Lynn Stokes of Texarkana, and Bill Stokes of Melbourne, Ark.; three sisters -- Vernie Gillihan of Ocean Park, Wash., and Betty Jeffery of Melbourne and Joyce Clark; three brothers -- Mervin Elliott of Melbourne, Burl Elliott of Elso, Wash., and Floyd Elliott of Kelso, Wash.; and two grandchildren -- Jason and Terrie Stokes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, J.T. Elliott; and two sisters -- Neva Elliott and Anna Faye Vines.

No service is planned at this time.

A memorial service will be held at a later date with arrangements by Eddie's Family Funeral Home of Melbourne.