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Obituaries

Obituaries

Thomas Ray Courter 1956 - 2005 Rural Perry

Inurnment services for Thomas Ray Courter, 48, Oskaloosa, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Buster Cemetery in rural Perry. A family gathering will be at 3 p.m. at the Downtown Cafe in Oskaloosa.Mr. Courter died Monday, June 6, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1956, in Winchester, the son of Franklin and Dorothy Alice May Courter. He attended Perry Lecompton High School.Mr. Courter served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a laborer and jack-of-all-trades for area farmers. He was also an independent subcontractor.He married Lanora May Guthrie on May 5, 1997, in Oskaloosa. She died Feb. 4, 2005.Survivors include five brothers, James, Harold, Allen and Carl, all of Ozawkie, and John, Lawrence; and five sisters, Rosie Summerville, Oskaloosa, Kaycee Channel, Lawrence, Louise Bonham, Ozawkie, Margaret Courter, Ozawkie, and Melba Fisher, Eudora.