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Thelma Mae Totty, 96, was freed from the struggles of this life and began her eternal walk in Heaven with Jesus on Monday, April 3, 2017, at Country Club Care Nursing Home in Duncan, Oklahoma.
There will be no family visitation, but public viewing will be available at Whitt Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 5, until 8 p.m. and until 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 6.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the New Hope Baptist Church West of Duncan with Pastor Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Totty was born July 1, 1920, in Doyle to Lephy Lee Allred and Plina (Goza) Allred. She was a long-time resident of Marlow and Duncan. She was a retired sales clerk and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. She married Lewis P. Totty on June 21, 1959, and they shared almost 30 years together.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three sons, Jimmie Lee Nelson, Jake Edward Nelson, and Jerry Don Nelson; three step-sons, Harold Totty, Tommy Totty, and Travis Totty; step-daughter, Wilma L. Eaton; her mother and father; step-mother Attie Belle Allred; two brothers, James Lee Allred and Lephy Lee Allred, Jr.; and one sister, Betty J. Milford.
Survivors include a step-son, Phillip D. Totty, of Americus, Georgia; a grandson, several step-grandchildren; two sisters, Bobbie Pierce, Marlow, and Shirley Mitchell, Duncan; a sister-in-law, Bernice Totty, Duncan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; very special cousins, Clayton Allred and his wife, Modeana, Royce Merchant and his wife, Pat; frequent visitors and very dear friends, Wes and Shirley Hamilton, David and Erma Hynson; her church family; and the very caring and compassionate staff at Country Club Care Nursing Center.
Pallbearers will be Joe Williams, David Allred, Royce Merchant, David Hynson, Randy Martin, and Mike Allred. Honorary bearers are Clayton Allred and Roy Dismuke.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, or to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.whittfh.com.
Published on April 4, 2017
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