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Service held for Sonny Wallace

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Services for Shirley Lynn ‘Sonny’ Wallace, 81, were 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5th , at Richmond Avenue Free Will Baptist Church, Rev. Buddy Drake offi ciating. Burial followed at Citra Cemetery.

Mr. Wallace died Friday, February 1, 2019, at his home. He was born December 16, 1937, to Johnnie Lee Thompson at Allen. He served in the United States Army, was a rancher, a member of Richmond Avenue Free Will Baptist Church, and the Allen Masonic Lodge.

He and Cleota Wilyene Lawson were married February 12, 1962 at Allen.

Survivors include his wife Wilyene, of the home; three children, Stan Wallace and wife Lisa of Allen, David Wallace of Allen, and Lisa Graves and husband Frank of Poplarville, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Britten Wallace, Maebrey Wallace, Chase Graves, Bryce Graves and Kenna Graves; brother and sister-in-law Buddy and Arlene Lawson of Non, and sister-in-law June Lawson of Ada; four sisters, Alice Douglas of Natchez, Mississippi, Joyce Sells of Atwood, Betty Mitchell of Allen and Gen Black of Allen; and uncle Ed Wallace and wife Joan, of Antlers.

He was preceded in death by his mother; three sisters, Kattie Prentice, Mary Ross and Gwen Robinson; a brother-in-law, Bob Lawson; and his father-in-law, Jackson Lawson.

Bearers were Rick Jones, Sam Richards, Clinton Couch, George Holder, Dale Jesse and Josh Black. Honorary bearers were Tommy McFerran, Jesse Moore, Johnny Self, Bill Duncan, Jack Goodson, Aaron Swafford, Speck Harden, Craig Jones and the Allen Masonic Lodge.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Cowboy Crisis Fund, P. O. Box 243, Fittstown, OK 74842.

Services were under the direction of the Criswell Funeral Home.