Mary Lorene Prater, 65, of Cowden passed away at 8:02 a.m. Monday (February 10, 2013) at her residence.

Private family services will be held Friday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden with Rev Tim Boyd officiating. Memorials may be made to the American cancer Society, Cowden First Responders or Mary Prater Memorial Fund % Community Banks of Shelby County, Shelbyville.

She was born December 29, 1947 in Paulís Valley, OK the daughter of J.D. and Thelma Lorene (Sutton) Cox. She married George P Prater March 27, 1984 in Fosters, OK.

She attended the Pentecostal church. She was a homemaker and loved to sew and raise chickens and goats.

Surviving are her husband, George; sons Bruce Russell of Herrick and Rick Russell of Cowden; brothers, Jerry Cox of Lindsay, OK and James D. (Dudley) Cox of Herrick; sisters, Jeannie Mascher of Herrick and Nita Lois Yates of Spartanburg, SC; three step-children, Roger Dale, Sue and Barbara all of Oklahoma and Georgina of Oregon; 5 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Danny Ray Cox of Ocala, FL and grandson, James D Russell of Lindsay, OK.