Flora Bell Blevins Close passed away Sept. 1, 2014.
Flossie, as she was known to many, was born Dec. 5, 1924 in Rayland to Charlie and Sadie Blevins. She was one of their seven children and continued to live in and around Foard County where she graduated from Thalia High School.
She married Everett Close in 1953 and moved to Fort Worth. They were married for 53 years when he passed away in January 2006.
She is survived by her children, Paula Arrington Brittain, Ricky Close and wife Connie, Kathy Ashby and husband Dale, four grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Graveside services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Eastview Cemetery in Vernon.