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Funeral services held for local storm victim

By Scott Harvey

Gunter – A victim of last week's tornado that hit Tuska, Oklahoma is laid to rest in North Texas.

Ava G. Walkup was a resident of Southmayd in Grayson County. Funeral services were held Tuesday.

Walkup was in Tuska visiting her sister last Thursday when the storm hit. Her sister, Sammie, was also killed, when the tornado struck her double-wide trailer home. Sammie's husband is currently hospitalized in serious condition.

Last week's storms are blamed on multiple deaths throughout the southern United States.