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Christine Sexton dies in Florida



Christine Gibson Sexton, 73, of North Port, Fla., died November 5, at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Fla.

Born at Colson to the late Charlie and Polly Sexton Gibson, she was the widow of Lenville Sexton Jr. and was later married to Ralph Anthony Bucata, who also preceded her in death.

She was a sister of the late Chester Gibson and Lester Gibson.

She was graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) with a degree in nursing, and retired in 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Port, Fla., and of Faith Fellowship Church in Crawfordville, Fla.

Surviving are two sons, Randy L. Sexton of Hazard, and Andy J. Sexton of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Pamela A. Sexton Alyea and husband Bryan of Crawfordville, Fla.; two brothers, Doug Gibson and wife Von of Greenfield, Ind., and Joe Gibson and wife Mary of Litt Carr; four sisters, Reba Dennis, Symolene Anderson, and Shirley Walker and husband Gibson, all of Canton, Oh., and Norma Jean Gibson of Greenfield, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Mary Craft Gibson, Redfox; seven grandchildren, Candace M. Sexton and Trisha Alyea O’Neill, both of Greenfield, Ind., Tonya Alyea, Mount Olive, Ala., Brandon Alyea, LeLand Alyea and Kelsey Alyea, all of Crawfordville, Fla., and Allison Joy Sexton, of High Point, N.C.

Funeral services were held November 10 in Hindman. Burial was in Bill Gibson Cemetery at Rockhouse.

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