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Tena Rasure-Thornton

November 23, 1928 — January 9, 2015

Obituary - Tena Renee Thornton "Dande"

Funeral Services for Tena Renee Thornton, age 86 of Sulphur Springs will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Tapp Funeral Home with her daughter Toni Liversage officiating. Interment will follow at Conner Cemetery with Harry Liversage, Richard Beck, Casey Worth, Chris Bishop, Gregory Carr and Jeremiah Bishop serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Hugh McVay and Travis Worth. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Tapp Funeral Home.

Tena passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 in Sulphur Springs. She was born November 23, 1928 in Dike, the daughter of J.T. Rasure and Valma (Hammond) Rasure. She married Gordon Thornton in Tira, TX. She was a member of the Tira Church of Christ and was the first female deputized undercover agent for the Dallas Sheriff Department. She owned the Birthright Café, and was a caretaker.

Other survivors include: daughters, Debbie Beck and husband, Richard of Plano, Toni Liversage and husband, Harry of Holly Lake Creek; grandchildren, Kristi Decker, Gregary Carr, Deita Royman, Casey Worth, Travis Worth, Thomas Liversage, Steena Liversage, Melissa Bishop, Brandy Wallace, David Sunday, and Darcy Farr; fifteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was proceeded in death by her husband; brothers, Elton Rasure and Dickey Rasure and one son, Ronald Worth.

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