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July 15, 1951 – July 18, 2014 Annette Ivy, age 63, of Gatesville passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. A Time of Remembrance and Visitation with the family will be from 2-3 PM on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. Annette was born on July 15, 1951 in Dallas County, Texas to Raymond Dean Franklin and Ruby June Baker Franklin. She grew up in Garland and Lake Tawokoni. She graduated from Rains High School in 1969. Annette married Jerry Ivy on December 21, 1968. They moved to Gatesville in 1975. She worked at Smead Manufacturing, retiring in 1994. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Mark Franklin and Billy Ray Franklin. Annette is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jerry Ivy; son, Brian Ivy and wife, Karla; daughter, Michayel Smith and husband, Reed; sisters, Barbara Eason, Judy Hocker, Karen Hill, and Patricia Marion; brothers, Jimmy Franklin, Raymond Dean Franklin, Jr., and Robert Lynn Franklin; and seven grandchildren, Shyloh Smith, Dykota Smith, Nadálee Ivy, Baylee Ivy, Mattison Ivy, Keagen Ivy, and Mason Ivy.

Annie Elizabeth Horton, of Jonesboro, Texas, went to be with her Lord at home on Sunday July 20, 2014. Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Jonesboro High School and Wednesday, July 23, at First Baptist Church of Lindsay, Oklahoma, at 11:00 a.m. with interment at Laverty Cemetery, Grady County, Oklahoma, at 4:00 p.m. Annie was born to Edward Bucko and Rebecca Joanne (Hays) Bucko on December 17, 1958, at Ardmore, Oklahoma. She started school at Erin Springs Elementary in Oklahoma. In 1965, a very special man came into her life when her mother married Winfrod Coon. Annie considered him her second dad. She graduated from Lindsay High School where she was a proud member of the Lindsay Leopard Band. She entered college at USAO in the fall of 1987, graduating with a teaching degree in 1992. While attending college, she met this dashing, irresistible cowboy, James Horton, who swept her off of her feet. They married on April 13, 1988, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She instantly became a mom to James’ three kids. She began her teaching career with the Oklahoma City school system and then took a three-year break to care for their newborn son, Joshua Nicholas, before returning to the Oklahoma City school system where she taught until 2003. During that time, she was named Teacher of the Year in 2001-2002. Then she, James and Joshua moved to Texas where she taught at Paint Creek, Blackwell, Darrouzett and Jonesboro. She liked to grade with purple ink because grading in red seemed ugly to her when she was a child. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior in 1997 and spent the rest of her life with a passion for winning the lost for Christ. She was a member of the Jonesboro Baptist Church. She loved Jesus the most and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Bucko and step-mother, Delores; mother Joanne Coon; maternal and paternal grandparents; and beloved mother- and father-in-law, Marchieta and Walter Horton; and very special friend, Brenda Girty. She is survived by her husband, James Horton and son, Joshua of the home; children, Mick and Amanda Horton of Duncan, Oklahoma, Joe and Melody Horton of Vici, Oklahoma, and Wade and Julie Longan of Perry, Oklahoma; and 13 grandchildren, Caleigh Smith, Sierra Horton, Caleb Smith, Jenna Horton, Madison Smith, Brayden Horton, Wyatt Horton, Hannah Longan, J.W. Horton, C.J. Longan, Walter Horton, T.W. “Thunder” Longan and Robert Horton. She also had a special “mom” relationship with Harley Girty; her dad, Winfrod Coon of Lindsay; brothers, Michael Bucko of Michigan, Shane Coon of Oklahoma City, Christopher (Cougar) Coon of Lindsay and an adopted brother, David Fox Coon of Norman; one sister, Shalene and Billy Harris of Norman; and two very special nieces, Reagan and Jordan Harris; and a very special sister-in-law, Sandra and Tom Basham of Anadarko, Oklahoma; and Rosemary Horton, of Chickasha, Oklahoma; and aunts, Pat and Bill Mundt, Ginger and Clay Gates, Merlene and Frank Perriman, Claudene and Claudelle Ingram of Oklahoma and Connie Cwietnevich of Michigan; a special step-grandmother, Maggie Hays of Montana; and numerous other nieces, nephews, students and friends. In lieu of fl owers, a scholarship fund has been set up in Annie’s name at Jonesboro ISD. Send to Annie Horton Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 125, Jonesboro, Texas 76538. Online condolences may be made to