Norrie Loraine Ashabranner, 89, of Liberty, Texas passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 surrounded by her loving family in Liberty, Texas. She was born on January 25, 1929, in Timpson, Texas the daughter of Aubrey Porterfield and Ela “Cogburn” Porterfield. Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas with Bro. Ronnie Sowell and Dr. Abede Alexandre officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 beginning at 10AM until service time at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.
Loraine was born and raised in Shelby County. She attended Timpson High School. Loraine was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and worked many years as a chief operator before retiring. She met the love of her life and married George Nolen Ashabranner on January 7, 1972. Together they spent over 46 years wonderful years together raising their children. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Loraine enjoyed cooking for her family as well as others. She also enjoyed growing vegetables in her garden and canning them. She loved her church family and was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband, George Nolen Ashabranner of Liberty, Texas; son, George Nolen Ashabranner Jr. and wife Carolyn of Orange, Texas; daughters, Patricia Warming and husband Todd of Liberty, Texas, Mary Butler and husband Wayne of Timpson, Texas; brother, Robert Porterfield of Center, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.
Pallbearers serving will be Elton Thompson Jr., Elton Thompson III, Billy Thompson, Clint Porterfield, Wayne Butler and Todd Warming.
Loraine is preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Annis Ruth Bradford.
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