Mary Alice Southerland, 87, Vero Beach

Mary Alice Stevens Southerland, 87, died Aug. 14, 2010, at her home. She was born in Goldsboro, N.C., and lived in Vero Beach since 1959, coming from her birthplace.

She was the owner of L.E. Southerland Trucking. Survivors include her son, Ray Southerland; daughter, Jean Branan; sister, Opelia Blackman; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard E. “Buddy” Southerland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 at Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home, Vero Beach. Burial will be at Willow Dale Cemetery, Goldsboro.

A guestbook is available at seawindsfh.com/obit.php.

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