The Duncan Banner

November 21, 2013

Mary Clay Free

Dec. 27, 1947 — Nov. 18, 2013

The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Mary Clay Free, 65, of Duncan, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at her home, surrounded by a loving family.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bala Raju Pudota officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Monday at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Altus, to Monroe and Minnie Lively Sullivan. She married Donald Charles Free on Feb. 12, 1965, in Lawton. He preceded her in death Feb. 23, 2013. Mary was a homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and truly a friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the VFW and DAV Auxiliary, and the Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by four children: Michelle Bilodeau of Duncan, Donna Free of Waco, Texas, Reginald Free and wife Jeanette of Harker Heights, Texas, and Brenda Roberson and husband Carl of Fairbanks, Alaska; two brothers: Jesse Sullivan of Weatherford, and Alvin Sullivan of Waurika; two sisters: Betty Farrow of Binger, and Angela Jenkins of Altus; eight grandchildren: Holly Conlin, Claryce Free, Sierra Bilodeau, Candice Roberson, Cheyenne Bilodeau, Katie Roberson, Chrissy Roberson and Jean Marie Roberson; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Mary was also preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Sullivan, Billy Ray Bolin, Mark Gregory, Curtis Hibbert, Cory Sullivan and Justin Sullivan.

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