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Artie Secord

FARMINGTON — Artie Mae Secord of Farmington passed away on Sept. 15, 2003 in her residence at the age 60 years. She was born on April 2, 1943, at Doe Run, the daughter of the late Noah Robert and Bessie Weddle Bayless. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Donald, a brother, John Bayless and a sister, Bernice Brewer.

Artie worked as a medical technician at Maehill Nursing Center for many years.

She is survived by four sons: David Bayless of Riverside, Calif., Ronald Bayless of Sullivan, Jack Wright of Farmington and Michael Wright and his wife Brittany of Springfield, a daughter, Violet Wright of House Springs, four sisters: Betty Sides and Stella Bayless of Farmington, Barbara Smith of Washington and Mary L. Jones of Sand Springs, Okla., a brother Jim Bayless of Irondale; a granddaughter, Jo Cagle , and grandson Kaden Bayless. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

A funeral service will be held at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. James Lacey officiating. Burial will follow at Knob Lick Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to HospiceCare, Inc. Complete obituary is online at:

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