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Linda L. Southerland (Tulia)

December 6, 1947 — June 26, 2022

Linda L. Southerland (Tulia)

Tulia, Texas- Linda L. (Earley) Southerland, 74, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 26, 2022.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Harold Drake officiating.  Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

Linda was born on December 6, 1947, in Lamesa to Alanzo William and Archie Mae (Calendar) Earley. After graduating from Tulia High School, she married the love of her life Donald “Don” Lee Southerland on February 10, 1962, in Tulia. Linda was a caretaker for her mother Archie until her passing. She was a homemaker and worked several jobs around Tulia and Plainview. She loved taking care of her grandchildren and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Tulia.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alanzo and Archie Earley; her son, Matt Southerland; her sister, Bobbie Doolittle and her sister-in-law, Helen Earley.

She is survived by her husband, Don Southerland of Tulia; her daughter, Cynthia Sawatzky and significant other Raymond Dotson of Tulia; her son, Neal Southerland and wife Adel of Plainview; her brothers, Henry Early of Austin and Jimmy Earley and wife Marsha of Lubbock; her sister, Ella Mae Bates and five grandchildren, Britney Weaver of Grapevine, TX, Heaven Lee Southerland of Tulia, Keely Southerland of Plainview, Brynn Southerland of Plainview and McKenna Southerland of Plainview.

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Assembly of God Church-Tulia

325 South Austin Avenue, Tulia, TX 79088

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