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Old 06-30-2020, 11:44 AM   #1
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My Lura:

Lura Lee Barbee Tomes was a hard-headed little ****.
I think she got that from her mom.

She was always so eager to learn and do.
Even as a little one she was doing things that amazed me.
She hunted, and fished with me, and was able to catch gut/skin fish, field dress dove, etc when she was only 4 years old, and she loved every second of it. I wish we could have done it more. Much more.

All of her life, she was like a worm in hot ashes. Wiggling, squirming, and storming ahead to get things done. Sometimes (most of the time) it was a good thing, but sometimes it was not, and it took its toll on her.

What many do not realize about her is how much she loved, and how big her heart was, especially for children. She loved her two children dearly and dedicated her life to taking care of them as best she could. This was especially difficult for her to do with her eldest son, Cameron. But love him, and Josh, she did with everything she had in her, and then some.

Cameron was born with handicap challenges, which left him helpless and totally dependent on someone else to care for him. Lura met this challenge head on, full steam, and she never let up, even when she knew it was harming her health. She was relentless at it, and even then she found the time, fortitude, and love in her heart to help other children hopefully get a leg up in life by becoming their teacher, and she was extremely good at that as well.

When she found Jeremy Tomes and married him, it was a God send. He brought joy in her life, that I honestly do not believe she would have had if not for it. Jeremy added greatly to her life, and happiness therein, and I thank God every day for him.

Even with Jeremy’s Love, Dedication, and Help, the sorrow, and depression she could not turn loose of on Cameron’s behalf , took a heavy toll on her health, and I believe is what ultimately took her life. It was no one’s fault. She took it on as her cross to bear, and she bore it. I will go to my grave ADMIRING her for that, and so many other things. She was a “Pride, And Joy.”

Even though she left us way to young, and even with all the hurdles thrown at her in life, she still had a full and extremely accomplished life, that left its mark in so many positive ways on other’s lives, that they are too many to number or name.

My Beautiful, Smart, Sassy, Bossy, LOVABLE First Born. – Lura Lee.
See you soon, Sweetheart, and we'll all rejoice together in Heaven someday.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:50 AM   #2
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:09 PM   #3
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Very nice tribute to your daughter. May GOD Bless her as He cradles her in His arms. May GOD Bless you and your family. Stay strong.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:27 PM   #4
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Prayers for you and your family. Very sorry to hear.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:28 PM   #5
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:34 PM   #6
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:37 PM   #7
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So sorry to hear this, Rick. Beautiful tribute. Prayers sent for you and all the family.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:38 PM   #8
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:47 PM   #9
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:56 PM   #10
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I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:00 PM   #11
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Excellent tribute to your daughter.

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Old 06-30-2020, 01:08 PM   #12
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I'll lift you up right now sir. She has turned that cross into crowns for Christ and is surely singing praises of joy now. God bless you.
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:22 PM   #13
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:27 PM   #14
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:30 PM   #15
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:40 PM   #16
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:38 PM   #17
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:41 PM   #18
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I'm not crying, you're crying.....

Hell of a tribute sir.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:57 PM   #19
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:11 PM   #20
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Prayers up for you and yours Rick!!!!

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Old 06-30-2020, 03:42 PM   #21
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:56 PM   #22
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A beautiful tribute to your daughter! Prayers up for you and your family
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:08 PM   #23
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That is a tough read. Made me tear up thinking about my little girl. So sorry for your loss!
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:12 PM   #24
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Rick, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this tribute with us.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:17 PM   #25
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So sorry for your loss Rick. Prayers sent.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:18 PM   #26
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Very sorry for your loss. This tribute made me tear up. My prayers are with you and your family.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:15 PM   #27
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Rick, sorry to hear about your Lura Lee. What a wonderful daughter. Your beautiful words about Lura let us all know how much you love her. The world is better because of her. Praying for comfort for you and your family.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:13 PM   #28
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:15 PM   #29
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:19 PM   #30
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:25 PM   #31
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:36 PM   #32
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Rick I don't have the words.... my sorrow for your loss. Much love your way brother.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:48 PM   #33
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Very beautiful and moving tribute.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:12 AM   #34
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The hardest day of my life was the day that we buried my son. I know how deep that pain runs. God bless you and yours, Rick. Keep your chin up.
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:37 AM   #35
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Im so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers sent
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:46 AM   #36
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Prayers Rick. For the family, and all who are involved. What an awesome right up and tribute to your daughter. God Bless, Rusty
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:58 AM   #37
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So sorry for your loss . Prayers to you and your family.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:14 AM   #38
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Very sorry for your loss!
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Old 07-01-2020, 10:15 AM   #39
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:05 AM   #40
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Prayers up Sir. I couldn't imagine..
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:10 AM   #41
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So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers.
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:13 PM   #42
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So sorry for your loss Rick. Thanks for sharing a little piece of her with us. Only Jesus loves with more passion than that of a mother. Sounds like Lura had passion compassion and true grit all rolled together.
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:46 AM   #43
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Old 07-03-2020, 09:23 PM   #44
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Rick I have been there. I can and do no that pain. I love you brother and yes we have the other side to . Arvin
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:28 AM   #45
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Rick,
I can't imagine the pain. I have two daughters myself and just can't fathom this. Keep your chin up. You're in my thoughts.
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:50 AM   #46
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Old 07-04-2020, 07:21 AM   #47
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So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our prayers.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:33 PM   #48
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So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the peace and comfort of your Father.
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:22 PM   #49
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The outpouring of Concern, Love, and Support for the loss of our daughter has been overwhelming to say the least.

It has been, and continues to be very much appreciated.

She was well known, and loved by many, and over a wide area.

We will be having a memorial for her next week in Oklahoma, and another for her here at home over the labor day weekend.

Celebrations of Life & Love, because that's the way she wanted it.

Thanks Again.

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Old 07-12-2020, 11:19 PM   #50
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Beautiful tribute brother
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