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Marlon W. Houston
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Marlon W. Houston, 90, of Orlando, Fla. died Jan. 24, 2012.

Born Jan. 17, 1922, in Colquitt to the late Samuel W. and Birdie Houston, he had lived in Florida since 1968.

Mr. Houston entered the U.S. Army in 1940 and retired in 1971.

He was a survivor of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He also served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam.

Mr. Houston was a recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.

After his military retirement he worked as a master carpenter and furniture maker.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Port St. John.

His wife, Sadie Vandiver Houston; a brother and four sisters, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Wanda and Jake Rogers of Titusville, Fla., Wendy Brownyard of Orlando, Fla.; son, Michael V. Houston of Cocoa, Fla.; four grandchildren; three great-grandsons; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.