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Elsie Florene Harris

July 22, 1928 - June 21, 2020

Elsie Florene Harris, 91, of Eufaula, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her home. Elsie was born on July 22, 1928, in Cedar Glades, Arkansas, the daughter of John Calvin and Vena Levena (Winter) Riley. She attended school in Redden, Oklahoma.

She married George Clayburn in 1946. To this union two sons, George Dennis and Marlin, were born.

She later married Arvel Harris in Oklahoma City. They were happily married for 40 years. He preceded her in death in 2013.

Elsie worked as a real estate broker for several years in the Oklahoma City area. Survivors include: her

Survivors include: her son, George Dennis, of the home; her daughter-in-law, Becky of Wellston; her brother, John Riley, of Kiowa; her sisters, Gladys Littlejohn of Edmond, Pauline Littlejohn of Oklahoma City, Arleva Riley of Eufaula, Peggy Garmon of Altus, Carolyn Keeling of Fort Gibson, Lena Riley of Altus and Velma Duncan of Noble; her grandchildren Marlinda, Robert, Rebecca, Faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one son, Marlin Gerald Clayburn.

A funeral service was held 10 a.m., Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Kelley Memorial Chapel with John Riley officiating.

Pallbearers were Donald Jones, Danny Riley, Walter Winter, Johnny Riley and George Dennis Clayburn.

Burial followed at the Redden Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory.

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