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Verna Drake
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A funeral service was held Monday at Lakewood Funeral Home for Verna Mae Drake, 81, of Hughson. She died of natural causes on Monday, Oct. 4, 2004 at English Oaks Convalescent Hospital in Modesto.

Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Born July 16, 1923 in Harrison, Ark., Mrs. Drake was a resident of Samaritan Village in Hughson for two years and Hughson for a total of 62 years. She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Temple in Modesto for 25 years.

She leaves behind two sons, Tommy Drake and Larry Drake, both of Modesto; her daughter, Shirley Tomlison of Hughson; two sisters, Gladys Middleton of Ceres and Dortha Adamas of Ceres; two brothers, Jesse Martin of Hughson and Homer Martin of Ceres; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Remembrances may be sent to the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Samaritan Village, Hughson, CA 95326.