The ashes of former Florence resident Donald Ray Louis, 73, of Denton, Texas, who died Dec. 7, will be interred at 10 a.m. Friday at Florence cemetery. Services were Dec. 11 in Denton.
He was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Newton to Wilbur Orville and Roberta Jean (Williams) Louis. He was raised on a farm south of Florence.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University in 1962, a master’s degree from West Texas State University in 1976, and a doctorate from North Texas State University in 1984.
He is survived by four sons, Terry and Mike of Denver City, Texas, Mitch of Elk City, Okla., and Mark Louis of Irving, Texas; a sister, Carol Kutz of El Dorado; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
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