Toledo - Flannery Horton, 80, a retired railroad worker for the Weyerhauser Co., died Friday, Feb 6, at his home in Vader.

Born April 1, 1906, in Lilly, Wis., Horton came to the Lewis County area in 1945 from Wisconsin. A past mayor of Vader, he belonged to the assembly of God Church of Vader, Cougar Flat Grange and was past noble grand of Little Falls Odd Fellows Lodge 113.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys, at home; three daughters, Doris Ely of Castle Rock, Beverly Bond of Vader, and Dolly Brinson of Toledo; four sons, Nelson Horton of Kelso, John Horton of Winlock, Douglas Horton of Vader and Steve Horton of Castle Rock; four sisters, Marie Porter of Antigo, Wis., Emma Jean Cox of Gainesville, Fla., and Kathleen Boyer of Centralia; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Remembrances may be donations to the Assembly of God Church of Vader, or to the Vader Ambulance. Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel of Toledo is in charge of arrangements.

Source: The Centralia Daily Chronicle, 9 Feb 1987, page A10.

Transcribed by Ann Horton Mefford. She adds the following information about Flannery Horton:

Flannery Horton was the son of Nelson Thomas Horton and Geneva Florence Rice of Kentucky, buried Bent Cem., Langlade Co., WI. He was the grandson of Flanery Horton and Sarah J. Boggs of Kentucky, buried Bent Cemetery, Langlade Co., WI, and great grandson of Reece Duff Horton and Susan Cox of Virginia who then migrated to Carter and Elliott counties of Kentucky, buried Horton Cemetery, near Bruin, Elliott Co., KY.