Myrtle Francis Blackmon Sherrill, 80, of Orange died Wednesday, Aug. 29, at The Meadows Nursing Rehabilitation in Orange. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Damon Bickham of First Baptist Church Deweyville officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home in Orange. Born in Tatum, TX. on May 8, 1932, Myrtle was the daughter of Barnie and Ocie (Shepherd) Blackmon. She graduated from Stark High School and worked at Wal-Mart and Delta Downs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Sherrill; brother, Barnie Owen; and sisters, Lillian Parkhurst, Willie Tando, Dorothy Zappa and Virginia Johnson.

She is survived by her sons, Richard M. Sherrill, Jr. of Lake Charles, Greg L. Sherrill and wife, Deana of Orange, William R. Sherrill of Mauriceville, Stuart A. Sherrill and wife, Pamela of Mauriceville, Patrick B. Sherrill and wife Patricia of Hopewell, VA., and Brent E. Sherrill of Orange.

She is also survived by her 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Guillot of Orange; brothers, Jimmie Blackmon of Canton, George Blackmon of Tyler and Billy Blackmon of Tyler; brother-in-law, David A. Sherrill and wife, Cheryl of Vidor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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