Nora Lou Blase, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Decatur.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. David Blase officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Johnny Blase, Don Lyles, Ron Patterson, Mike North, John North and Johnny Scheuermann.
Nora was born May 6, 1924, in Lewisville to Sam Cornelius and Callie Elizabeth (Hicks) Patterson, and she attended first through 10th grades in Decatur. She married Charles Alvin Blase Oct. 1, 1939, in Denton, and they operated dairy farms at Decatur, Rhome, Boyd, Greenwood and Alvord for 23 years before retiring in 1979. Nora was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband in June of 2000; her parents; and all seven of her siblings and their spouses.
Survivors include her sons, David Blase and wife, Anna, of Nashville, Ark., and Olin Blase and wife, Janelle, of Decatur; grandsons John Blase and wife, Meredith, of Monument, Colo., Shawn Blase and wife, Tonja, of Texarkana, and Curtis Blase and wife, Candi, of Runaway Bay; and seven great-grandchildren.