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Doris Atterton

Doris Leona Atterton, 88, of Whitwell passed away Friday, February 26, 2016 at her home. She was a member of Cartwright Church of God and was a foster parent for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George “Tom” Atterton; son, Michael McGowan; one brother and four sisters.

She is survived by daughters, Doris (Gene) Bradford of Dunlap and Debby (Ray) Bunn of Dayton; sons, Jackie McGowan of Whitwell, Kelly (Cathy) Cox of Waskom, Texas, Dennis Atterton of Dunlap and Danny (Gloria) Atterton of Whitwell; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 29 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Donnie Lawson officiating. Burial was in Kilgore Cemetery.

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Reed Funeral Home of Whitwell was in charge of arrangements.

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