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CUSTER - Lloyd L. Slater, 72, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at his home in Custer. Lloyd was born on the family farm at Laurel, Nov. 5, 1935, to James and Pearl Slater.

He graduated from Laurel High School. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and later in the Reserves. Lloyd retired from the B.N. Railroad as a signal repairman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Ellis, Donald; and sisters Helen Lenhardt and Doris Temple.

He is survived by brothers Warren of Chula Vista, Calif., and Gene of Laurel; sisters Merle Pinkham and Veda (Leo) Fay of Anchorage, Alaska; 24 nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Smith Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

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