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Obits: Nova Jean Lankford

Nova Jean Lankford

Mrs. Nova Jean Presnell Lankford, 84, of Yadkin Street, Cooleemee, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. 

She was born Jan. 5, 1930, in Butler, Tenn. to the late Wesley Harrison and Nola Ann Trivette Presnell. Mrs. Lankford was a devout Christian and a woman of strong faith. Her family was her life. She enjoyed playing guitar and singing.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Lankford; a great-grandson, Brandon Michael Koontz; a sister; and 5 brothers.

Survivors: her husband of 65 years, James Lester Lankford of the home; 9 children, Debbie Kutun of Maine; Gary Lankford (Darlene) of Salisbury, Carolyn Seamon (Doug) of Cooleemee, Susan Gardner (Sam) of Louisiana, Sharon Turner (Mike), Jeff Lankford, all of Cooleemee, Mike Lankford (Vanessa) of Florida, April Reebel (Thomas) of Concord and Tammy Barron (Michael) of Woodleaf; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Roxanne Head of Mocksville; 3 brothers, Dan Presnell of Cooleemee, J.D. Presnell and Ray Presnell, both of Mocksville; and several nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be conducted. Burial was in Legion Memorial Park. The family received friends Thursday, May 29, at Eaton Funeral Home. 

Memorials: Shepherds Chapel, PO Box 416, Gravette, AR 72736.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.