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Loretta ‘Retta’ Nelson Covington

Oct. 6, 1936 – Dec. 28, 2018

Sallisaw – Services for Loretta “Retta” Nelson Covington, 82, of Sallisaw were held Wed., Jan. 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Sallisaw. Burial followed at Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Covington was born Oct. 6, 1936 in Antlers to Osborne Nelson and Louise McGaugh Nelson and passed this life Fri., Dec. 28, 2018 in Tulsa. She married Donald Covington on March 23, 1953 in Van Buren, Ark. She was a homemaker.

Survivors included her husband, Donald of the home; daughters, Donna Phillips and Dave of Bella Vista, Ark. and Toni Ruark of Sallisaw; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one sister, Laura Galatian of Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers were The Piece Makers for Sallisaw Church of Christ.

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