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Odessa Stanton

May 10, 1929 — January 10, 2021

Odessa Stanton

Odessa Stanton, age 91 of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Restland Cemetery, with Rev. Wray Nunn officiating.

Odessa Centella Stanton was born on May 10, 1929 in Cleburne, to the late Paul and Pecolia (Brown) Slaton. She attended school in Nacogdoches and graduated from E. J. Campbell High School. She married Marion C.D. Nunn on September 10, 1947 and to this union seven children were born. She was a military housewife and spent time in Germany, Washington, and Utah. She returned to Texas and began working for the Texas Youth Commission in 1976. She met Walter E. Stanton in June of 1977 and they were wed on April 11, 1984 in Monahans. She retired in 1997 from the Texas Youth Commission in Brownwood. She returned to Gatesville, where she was active at her local church, Grace Assembly Christian Church, and was a volunteer at Coryell Memorial Hospital and H-E-B. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pecolia Nunn; father, Paul Slaton; daughter, Arnethia Nunn; son, Michael Anthony Nunn; step-mother, Jewel Slaton; sister, Thelma Massey; brother, George Ray Cobb; granddaughter, Melissa Davis-Nunn; son-in-law, Brian Graves; and a daughter-in-law, Liza Nunn.

Odessa leaves to cherish her memories and is survived by her husband of 36 years, Walter E. Stanton; sons, Norman Nunn of Waco, Wendell Nunn of Gatesville, Rev. Wray Nunn and wife, Thelma of Gatesville, Eddie Nunn of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter, Marian Nunn-Graves of Waco; eleven step-children; sister, Patricia (Slaton) Brown of Los Angeles, California; brother, David Lawrence Slaton of Northern Michigan; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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