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Obituary for Julie Flanery

Obituary for Julie Flanery
  • PublishedFebruary 12, 2024

Graveside Service for Julie “Mema” Flanery, age 78, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Peerless Cemetery, Peerless, TX with Bro. Wilton McMorris officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the cemetery. Mrs. Flanery passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024.


Julie Ann Flanery was born on February 18, 1945 in Kilgore, TX to Roland and Bertha (Woods) Crow. She married Gerald Flanery in Clarksville, TX on May 1, 1984 and together they had ten beautiful children. Julie was a private sitter, caretaker, and nurse’s aide for many years. She loved giving her time to care for others.


She is survived by sons, Gary Shoults and wife Tricia, Troy Ewton and wife Madonna, Glen Ewton and wife Lynn, William “Will” Ewton, Russell Flanery and wife Tina; daughter, Missy Littrell and husband Melvin; nineteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.


Julie is preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Bertha Crow; husband, Gerald Flanery; a twin sister and eleven other brothers and sisters; sons, Richard Ewton, Reaford Flanery, Lewis Flanery; daughter, Carol Lynch; granddaughter, Emily Ewton and great-grandaughter, Jaydain Bailey.


Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.


The online register can be signed at

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Chloe Kopal was born and raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She attended Sulphur Springs High School for 4 years and graduated in 2021. She was also a line member for the Blue Blazes Drill Team for 3 years. Chloe is the Digital Content Creator for Front Porch News. Her love for our community shows through her work. She is very passionate about photography and has been ever since the first time she picked up a camera many years ago.