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Calvin Southerland

TIPTON  Funeral for Calvin Levoy Southerland, 71, of Tipton, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Tipton with the Rev. Johnny Flores officiating. 

Mr. Southerland passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his home. 

Burial will be in Tipton Municipal Cemetery under direction of Orr Gray Gish & Tipton Funeral Homes.

He was born Feb. 3, 1947, in Tipton, to Ernest "Chig" and Parthena (Muchmore) Southerland. Calvin loved dancing, singing karaoke (especially Conway Twitty). He loved spending time with family, and he enjoyed drinking coffee at Hop & Sak every morning. He never met a stranger. Everyone who knew him heard about the love of his life Catherine Ann. He had a nickname for everybody. He loved watching his Dallas Cowboys. He loved his nephews and enjoyed shooting pool with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Laura Southerland; and his brother, Herman Southerland, on March 6, 2018 (one day before his own death).

Survivors include the love of his life, Catherine Ann Melton, of Borger, Texas; a daughter, Patricia Southerland, Borger, Texas; four brothers: Calvin Southerland, Rocky, Bobby and Jeff; eight sisters: Virginia Flores, Barbara Trichell, Peggy Stevens, Oreda Smith, Kay Meza, Patty Flores, Rozelma "Ann" Simpson, and Debora Southerland; five grandchildren: Jennifer Jones, Shanell Bumgarner, Starla Bumgarner, Shyann Wilkinson and Segar Jones; seven great-grandchildren: Ashlyn Jones, Nashiah Norman, Gunnar Jones, Alizae Walker, Amiah Myer, Zaiden Walker and Tayden Walker; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

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