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Aliene Orr

Friday, December 7, 2007

Aliene Orr, daughter of the late Ausie Franklin Bird and Nora Pierce Bird, was born on Sept. 27, 1915, at Steele and died at her residence in Bernie on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the age of 92.

Mrs. Orr was a "Rosie, the Riveter" during World War II, working on ships, had worked at A.L. Hester Meat Packing Company formerly of Bernie for 23 years and a homemaker. She was a member of the Bernie Nazarene Church since 1961.

Survivors include two sons, Everett L. Orr, Jr. of Bernie and Franklin D. Orr of Lumberton, Texas; two daughters, Melba Joyce Norton of Hilton, N.Y., and Norma Jean Lowery of Bernie; two sisters, Jo Alice Orr of Marble Hill and Ruby Welch of Huntington, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and by three sisters.

Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007.

Funeral services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel beginning at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Humbert and Rev. Don Wells officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.

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