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Services for Mary Delores Burnes Choate, 81, of Ada are at 1 p.m. today at High Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Randy Golden and Gene Reeves will officiate. Burial will follow at Swan Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Choate died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at a local nursing home.
She was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Ada to Roy Haskell and Edna Ruth Allen Burnes. She attended Union Hill grade school and Latta High School.
She married Kenneth Max Choate on Feb. 12, 1955. He preceded her in death in April 2001.
Mrs. Choate was employed with Dollar General and Ada Nutrition Center. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the High Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Choate; her son, Kenny Choate and wife, Malinda; one sister-in-law, Betty Burnes; one sister, Marie Duke; grandchildren, Randy Choate and wife, Jennifer, Lisa and Michael Norton and Mark Choate and wife, Samantha; one great-granddaughter, Kamryn Choate; and three great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Kenneth Burnes; two sisters, Mamie Stuart and Margaret Sandlin; one niece, Melanie Nelson; and one nephew, Douglas Stuart.
Bearers will be Randy Choate, Mark Choate, Michael Norton, Tim Armbrust, Mark Baxley and James Miller. Honorary bearers will be Mark Davis and Bobby Stuart.
Published on February 10, 2017
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