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Deborah K. (Cook) Southerland, 56, passed away Dec. 23, 2017, following an extended illness.
Debbie was born Sept. 27, 1961, in Anderson, to Patty and Dale R. Cook.
Debbie was a loving wife to Gary Southerland, who passed away July 21, 2017.
Debbie was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Debbie enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino. She enjoyed cooking and going camping with her family. She held many jobs throughout her life.
She is survived by her mother, Patty Cook; children, Karen Ebbert, Eric (Jara) Southerland, Shaun (Danielle) Southerland, Jamie (Josh) Shepherd and Josh Ebbert Sr.; stepchildren, Chad (Christina) Oshier, and Lee (Jamie) Oshier; grandchildren, Austin (Karissa) Russell, Joshua Ebbert Jr., Allison Southerland, Autumn, Jourdan and Corbin Southerland, Bentley and Lillian Shepherd, Ben Llamas, Jeffrey, Kya, Arya, Will and Anna Oshier; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Cartter Russell; siblings Dale "Red" Cook, Julie (Todd) Norris, and Sandy (Kirk) Bennett; brother and sisters-in-law, Linda (Harold) Jackson, Bill Raison, Sam (Cindy) Southerland, Larry Southerland, Vicki Davidson, Carol Blakely and John (Becky) Southerland; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Cook Sr.; and her husband, Gary Southerland.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at 5 p.m. at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Pastor Brad Buhro of Southdale Church of the Nazarene officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to family to help with funeral expenses.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.
Published on December 26, 2017
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