Private services were held for Sammy J. Claiborn, 82, of Rockdale with Rev. Leslie Adams officiating.

Mrs. Claiborn died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.

She was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Galveston to Samuel and Thelma (Marley) Houston.

In 1951, she married Bobby Fred Claiborn in Freeport.

Mrs. Claiborn was tax appraiser for the City of Rockdale, retiring in 1995.

She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Mrs. Claiborn was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Mike Houston.

Survivors are her husband, Bob Claiborn of Rockdale; a son, Robert Claiborn of Round Rock; and a daughter, Linda Cokemore of Liberty; also, a grandchild.

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