Effie Pearl Walker, 84, daughter of Tom and Nettie Helsley Calhoun, was born April 20, 1920, at Mansfield. She died Aug. 19, 2004, at Houston House following a long illness.She retired from Brown Shoe Co. after 13 years. She loved flowers, traveling and sitting on the front porch in the cool morning hours drinking coffee.She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, working with plastic canvas and ceramics and quilts.She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior July 20, 2004.She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Paul Evans Walker; three sons, Charles, Tip and Hurbert Lee; and two daughters, Ula and Bula.Surviving are five daughters, Nettie England, Doris Wilson and Deloris Glidewell of Houston, Pauline McCormick of Willow Springs and Donna Hutsell of Cabool; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.Graveside services were Aug. 23 at the Pine Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. David Lovan officiating under the direction of Evans Funeral Home of Houston. “

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