Elby Aaron Wiley Broughton, 94, son of Garfield and Myrtle Dillard Broughton, was born April 30, 1908, at Atoka, Okla. He died July 7, 2002, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston. He married Marquerite Pearl Moutray Oct. 17, 1936. They had four children. As a young man he trusted Jesus as his savior and was baptized. While living in the area, he was a member of the Boone Creek Baptist Church for 15 years. At the time of his death, he had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Licking for 38 years. During his life, he engaged in several occupations. As a young man, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. During World War II, he was a machinist in a de-fense plant in St. Louis. After the war, he and his wife owned and operated a dairy farm south of Licking until 1963. They operated a Laundromat in Licking for several years. For the past 30 years, they operated a mobile home park near their home in Licking. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Garfield Broughton; a grandson and great-grandson. Surviving are his wife; a daugh-ter, Carolyn Barnes; two sons, Kelly Broughton and Richard Broughton; a sister, Mamie Noirfalise; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services were July 10 at the First Baptist Church in Licking with Dr. Wilbur Mobley and the Rev. Robert Gifford officiating. Burial was in the Boone Creek Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home. “

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