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Ruth Louise Cotten Timberlake

   Ruth Louise Cotten Timberlake, 74 of Vernon, died on Monday, April 6, 2015, in Vernon. Private family services will be held at a later date at Calvary Hill Funeral Home Cemetery in Humble.
   Timberlake was born Saturday, July 13, 1940, in Bilby, Okla. She was the daughter of the late Henry Skaggs and the late Bertie Bradshaw Skaggs. She married Bill Ray Timberlake on Dec. 5, 1967 in Wichita Falls. He preceded her in death in 1997. She was a long time resident of Frederick, Okla., moving to Vernon in 2003. She was a homemaker.
   She is survived by two sons, Tommy Cotten and Jerry Cotten, both of Frederick, Okla.; three brothers, J.D. Skaggs of Bakersville, Calif., Henry Skaggs of Reno, Nev., John Skaggs of Clarksville, Tenn.; one sister, Pat Summers of Ridgecrest, Calif., seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Ricky Cotten, and three sisters.
   Memorials can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.
   Online condolences may be made to the family at


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