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Obituaries from July 2006

Margie Hicks (07/26/06)
Margie Hicks, a resident of Advance, died on July 26, 2006, in her residence at Advance at the age of 71. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bob Bennett (07/26/06)
Bob Bennett, 78, a resident of Bloomfield, died in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, July 25, 2006. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Don E. Harris (07/26/06)
Don E. Harris, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter at the age of 91. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2006, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Rebecca Stroup (07/26/06)
Rebecca Stroup, daughter of the late Qulin and Dolly Thomas Canoy, was born in Wardell on April 18, 1927, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Monday, July 24, 2006, at the age of 79. Mrs. Stroup had lived in the Kinder and Puxico areas most of her life. She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Sturdivant. She had worked at the Inland Shoe Factory in Advance until her retirement...
Ronald Edwin Hewitt (07/26/06)
Ronald Edwin Hewitt, son of the late James William Hewitt and Aline Webber Hewitt, was born on Oct. 8, 1934, at Toronto, Canada, and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the age of 71. Mr. Hewitt was a truck driver, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dexter...
Oather Lee (O.L.) Sims (07/26/06)
Oather Lee (O.L.) Sims, son of the late James W. and Tennie Mathis Sims, was born on July 22, 1910, at Melbourne, Ark., and died on Monday, July 24, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 96. Mr. Sims was united in marriage to Sepha Mae Dale on Sept. 5, 1931, in Melbourne, Ark. Mrs. Sims preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1992...
Cecilia Peggy Bower (07/23/06)
Cecilia Peggy Bower, daughter of the late Fredrick Sauer and Philomena Dietsch Sauer, was born on November 13, 1913 at Dexter and departed this life in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on July 21, 2006 at the age of 92. Mrs. Bower was of the Catholic Faith, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Eva L. Appleton (07/23/06)
Eva L. Appleton, daughter of the late Jesse and Ettie McMahan Reeves, was born in Canalou on July 11, 1920, and died at the St. Louis University Hospital on Thursday, July 20, 2006, at the age of 86. Mrs. Appleton had lived in Canalou before moving to St. Louis in 1951. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis...
Mary Ann Wilson (07/23/06)
Mary Ann Wilson, the daughter of the late Frank and Nettie Rampley Strauser, was born in Bloomfield, Ind., on Oct. 14, 1909, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Thursday, July 20, 2006, at the age of 96. Mrs. Wilson had lived in Leora before moving to Dexter in 1978. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Dexter and a charter member of the Leora Baptist Church...
Dee Fuchs (07/23/06)
Darlene "Dee" Perkins Fuchs, 61, of Sikeston, died at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2006, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 3, 1945, in Poplar Bluff to the late Arthur Sheldon and Viola Mae Spence Perkins. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis Xavier Church of Sikeston and was also a 1962 graduate of Sikeston High School. She had been a chairman of the Missouri Delta Medical Center Women's Auxiliary...
Pauletta E. Trimble (07/23/06)
Pauletta E. Trimble (nee Maloney), died Friday, July 7, 2006, in St. Louis at the age of 68. She was born in Bloomfield on July 28, 1937, to Joe Maloney and Wilma (Weaver) Maloney. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her son, James Trimble; her grandparents, Simon and Mila (Hale) Weaver; Robert and Minnie (Walker) Maloney; and one nephew, Harry Dean Layton...
Adin Gene Rodgers Vinson (07/20/06)
Frances Louise Berry (07/19/06)
Frances Louise Berry was born June 10, 1939, at Bloomfield and died Monday, July 17, 2006, at her residence in Malden. She was the daughter of Roy Underwood and Norma Davis Woodiel. On April 25, 1969, she was united in marriage to Dallas Berry in Dexter...
Richard Warren Blankenship (07/18/06)
Rick Blankenship, son of Mary Ellen Blankenship and the late Robert "Bob" Blankenship, was born on May 8, 1951, at Poplar Bluff and died on Monday, July 17, 2006, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 55. He was united in marriage to his wife Elizabeth Kaye Williams on Aug. 14, 1979, at Dexter. Mrs. Blankenship survives of the home in Dexter...
Shirley Ann Shipman Temples (07/18/06)
Shirley Ann Shipman Temples, the daughter of the late James C. and Edna Edwards Shipman, was born in Dexter on July 16, 1942, and died at her home in Dudley on July 16, 2006, at the age of 64. Mrs. Temples along with her husband were owners of Temples Auction Service in Dexter. She was a member of the Peoples Full Gospel Church in Dudley...
MaryEllen Medler (07/16/06)
MaryEllen Medler, daughter of the late Elmer Aslin and Elizabeth Launius Aslin, was born on Jan. 19, 1926, at Bloomfield and departed this life in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on July 13, 2006, at the age of 80. Mrs. Medler was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a former secretary for the United States Navy Civil Service, a former secretary for the Stoddard County Draft Board and a resident of Dexter...
Frances Janice Kimbrel Parks (07/16/06)
"Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12 Frances Janice Kimbrel Parks, daughter of the late James Eli and Mildred Alice Bolin Kimbrel, was born March 29, 1928, and died on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at her home in Bloomfield. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband, Dr. Stephen Parks, her daughter, Donna Sue Belcher, and one brother, James Wesley Kimbrel...
Mary Medler (07/14/06)
Mary Medler, wife of Chet Medler, died on Thursday, July 13, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 80. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2006, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel...
Ashton Jay Rodgers Vinson (07/14/06)
Ashton Jay Rodgers Vinson, son of Tyler Jay Vinson and Ashley Jean Rodgers, was born at Poplar Bluff on Friday, July 7, 2006, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on July 7, 2006. Surviving are his parents, Tyler Jay Vinson of Bloomfield and Ashley Jean Rodgers of Dexter; maternal grandparents, Carrol and Edna Rodgers of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Raymond Vinson of Bloomfield and Cindy Morton of Bloomfield; maternal great-grandparents are Carrol Rodgers, Sr. ...
R.P. Davison (07/14/06)
R.P. Davison, son of Dr. Frank Davison and Rose Alice Gaskin Davison, was born March 9, 1917, in Columbus, Ohio, and died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 89. Bro. Davison was united in marriage to Dorothy Carolyn Hart on June 24, 1948, at Lynchburg, Ohio...
Marcus Aundrea Wilkins (07/14/06)
Marcus Aundrea Wilkins, son of the late George E. and Ida Mae Stevens Wilkins, was born in Chicago, Ill., on Jan. 19, 1978, and died in St. Louis on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at the age of 28. He had lived in St. Louis and Haywood City most of his life...
Ruby Mae Mitchell (07/13/06)
Ruby Mae Mitchell, daughter of the late Cecil Cleo Holder and Emma Baird Holder, was born on Oct. 2, 1915, at Ravenden Springs, Ark., and died in the Highland Nursing Center at Highland, Ind., on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at the age of 90. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, had lived in Maryland, Ind., and several years in Dexter before moving to Griffith, Ind. She was a homemaker...
Janice Parks (07/13/06)
Janice Parks, a resident of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Charles "C.F." Jordan (07/12/06)
Charles "C.F." Jordan, 81, of Advance was born Dec. 5, 1924, at Painton, the son of Albert and Connie Bass Jordan, and died July 10, 2006, at his home. Charles was a barber in the Advance area for over 46 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II...
Pat "Sissy" Roberts (07/11/06)
Pat Roberts, daughter of the late Harvey Phillips and Bertha Brown Phillips, was born on March 1, 1944, in Wardell and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, July 9, 2006, at the age of 62. Mrs. Roberts was a housewife and a resident of Dexter...
Rev. Billy Louis Wilkerson (07/11/06)
Rev. Billy Louis Wilkerson, son of the late Orville and Margie Adams Wilkerson, was born Dec. 10, 1936, at Fisk and died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He had been a resident of Humboldt, Tenn., for the past eight years and formerly lived in Missouri most of his life...
Glenna Ruth Shearon (07/11/06)
Glenna Ruth Shearon, daughter of the late William Ray Patrick and Gertrude Rice Patrick, was born on Sept. 20, 1931, at Cincinnati, Ohio, and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Sunday, July 9, 2006, at the age of 74. Mrs. Shearon met her husband, G. Dale Shearon, while they were serving the U.S. Army as recruiters in Detroit, Mich. They were wed in Livonia, Mich., on April 20, 1952. Mr. Shearon survives of the home at Dexter...
Natalie Renae Harden (07/11/06)
Natalie Renae Harden, daughter of Bobby and Lois Dewitt Manes of Essex, was born on Aug. 11, 1960, at Dexter and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Sunday, July 9, 2006, at the age of 45. Natalie was a supervisor in the cafeteria at the Sikeston Public Schools and a resident of Sikeston...
Martin Keith Payne (07/09/06)
Martin Keith Payne, the son of Thomas C. Payne and Audrie Moore Payne, was born in Advance on Feb. 6, 1959, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Friday, July 7, 2006, at the age of 47. Martin had lived in the Puxico area most of his life. He was a self-employed truck driver. He was a 1977 graduate of Puxico High School. His hobbies included fishing, working in his shop, and spending time with children and his granddaughter Kaiti...
Bobby Dale Brison (07/05/06)
Bobby Dale Brison, 65, of Lee's Summit, died on July 3, 2006, after a brief battle against cancer at the Kansas University Medical Center. Bob was born on March 16, 1941, in Viola, Ark. Bob had 30 years of service to public education in the state of Missouri. ...
Carroll Richmond Young (07/05/06)
Carroll Richmond Young, son of the late Thomas and Ruth Kenser Young, was born in Arbyrd on Aug. 26, 1923, and died at the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau on Monday, July 3, 2006, at the age of 82. Mr. Young had lived in the Puxico community for many years and was a retired carpenter and construction worker. He was a member of the World Wide Church of God. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served in the European campaign...
Lawrence "Larry" Tankersley (07/05/06)
Lawrence "Larry" Tankersley, son of the late Jimmie and Maggie Tankersley, was born Jan. 3, 1923, at Madison County, Ala., and died June 30, 2006, at St. Louis University Hospital. Survivors include his spouse, Hester K. Tankersley of Dudley; his sons, Lawrence C. ...
Willard "Bill" Green (07/05/06)
Willard "Bill" Green, son of the late Noah Sullivan and Bertah Bell Holycross Green, was born in Allen Township, Ohio, on Oct. 29, 1927, and died at Wappapello on Saturday, July 1, 2006, at the age of 78. Mr. Green had been a resident of Dexter for the past 10 years and was a former resident of Marble Hill and Jackson. ...
Helen Garner (07/02/06)
Helen Garner, daughter of the late August Friedlein and Martha Kohler Friedlein was born on September 12, 1915 at Guttenberg, Iowa and departed this life in her residence at Bloomfield on June 15, 2006 at the age of 90. Mrs. Garner was a former cook and dietitian for the Bloomfield Public Schools, a 60-year member of the Order of Eastern Star in Bloomfield and a resident of Bloomfield...
Rev. Robert Jones (07/02/06)
Rev. Robert Jones was born Feb. 3, 1920, at Columbus, Ky., to Fred and Vera (Stacy) Jones and died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. He had lived most of his live in Southeast Missouri and moved to Springfield in 1992...
Lloyd H. Pullum (07/02/06)
Lloyd H. Pullum, son of the late Herbert M. and Serena McCoy Pullum, was born in Parma on July 14, 1931, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at the age of 74. Mr. Pullum was a resident of Dexter for 34 years. He was retired from Arvin Industries in Dexter. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Malden and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War...
Herman Dale Shelby (07/31/06)
Herman Dale Shelby, son of the late Homer T. Shelby and Evelyn Arnett Shelby, was born on May 7, 1941, at Bernie and died at The Riverview in St. Louis on Thursday, July 27, 2006, at the age of 65. He was united in marriage to Helen Joan Templeton on April 24, 1960, at Bernie...
Karen Condict (07/31/06)
Karen Condict, a resident of the Aquilla community, passed away at her home Friday, July 28, 2006. Visitation will be held in the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery...
Bessie Aslin (07/28/06)
Bessie Aslin, daughter of the late Simon Robert and Elizabeth Musgrove Lawrence, was born at Farmington on Dec. 20, 1920, and died in the Friendship Village Care Center at Chesterfield on Thursday, July 27, 2006, at the age of 85. On April 4, 1942, she was united in marriage to Eugene Aslin, who preceded her in death on Sept. ...
Robert "Bob" Bennett (07/28/06)
Robert E. "Bob" Bennett, son of the late Paul and Sadie Aslin Bennett, was born in Bloomfield on Dec. 15, 1927, and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the age of 78. He was a resident of Bloomfield and taught agriculture in Bloomfield High School several years before his retirement. His passion was taking care of his cattle, and he enjoyed playing golf as a hobby. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Janie Rodgers (07/27/06)
Janie Rodgers, daughter of the late Jewell Bryan and Fern Williams Bryan, was born at Morehouse on Dec. 16, 1931, and died at the Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster, Texas, on Monday, July 24, 2006, at the age of 74. She was a retired nurse's aid and had lived in the Morehouse and Matthews areas most of her life before moving to Texas five years ago. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Matthews where she served as a Sunday school teacher...
Margie Nell Hicks (07/27/06)
Margie Nell Hicks, daughter of the late Dessman Eldridge Harris and Myrtle Ona Bean Harris, was born on April 15, 1935, at Morley and died on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at her home in Advance at the age of 71. Mrs. Hicks was raised in the Bootheel of Missouri where she chopped and picked cotton by hand while carrying a canvas sack on her back to put it in. ...
Don Edmond Harris (07/27/06)
Don Edmond Harris, son of the late Robert (Bobby) Harris and Effie Pearson Harris, was born on July 8, 1915, at Clarksville, Ark., and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the age of 91. Mr. Harris was a farmer, a member of the Morehouse Masonic Lodge where he had served as Worshipful Master and a resident of Dexter...
Bessie Aslin (07/27/06)
Bessie Aslin, a former resident of rural Bloomfield, died in Chesterfield Thursday morning, July 27, 2006. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be handled by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Kenneth Morgan (07/25/06)
Kenneth Morgan, son of Thelma Fish Morgan and the late John Morgan, was born in Arab on April 22, 1933, and died at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico on Sunday, July 23, 2006, at the age of 73. Mr. Morgan had lived in the Puxico area all his life. He was a retired logger and sawmill worker and had been a maintenance worker for the Puxico Public Schools for 13 years. He was a member of the Mingo Saddle Club and the Brush Creek Baptist Church in Arab. He enjoyed horseback riding...
Shelby Dee Ellis (07/25/06)
Shelby Dee Ellis was born Dec. 29, 1940, at Risco and died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Dexter at the age of 65. She was the daughter of Reda Vivian Hatchett Brown of Malden and the late John Henry Brown. On Jan. 28, 1966, she was married to Glenn M. Ellis in Moline, Ill...
Mackie "Randy" Gromer (07/25/06)
Mackie "Randy" Gromer, son of Myrtle Ritchie Gromer and the late Howard E. Gromer, was born in Dexter on Sept. 8, 1953, and died at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, La., on July 21, 2006, at the age of 52. He had lived in Dexter, Jackson, Miss., and Tampa, Fla., before moving to Dry Prong, La., four years ago. He was a graduate of Richland High School and had worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Oather Lee (O.L.) Sims (07/25/06)
Oather Lee (O.L.) Sims, son of the late James W. and Tennie Mathis Sims, was born on July 22, 1910, at Melbourne, Ark., and died on Monday, July 24, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 96. Mr. Sims was united in marriage to Sepha Mae Dale on Sept. 5, 1931, in Melbourne, Ark. Mrs. Sims preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1992...
Samuel Ellsworth (07/25/06)
Samuel Wayne Ellsworth, son of Darlene Montgomery of Dexter and the late Harold Samuel Ellsworth, was born on June 9, 1958, and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the age of 48. Samuel was baptized into the Church of Christ at age 11 and was a resident of Malden...
Peggy Louise Russell (07/21/06)
Peggy Louise Russell, the daughter of the late Arthur and Clida Davis Halbrook, was born in Blytheville, Ark., on June 23, 1941, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at the age of 65. Mrs. Russell had worked as a C.N.A. at the Walls Hospital in Blytheville, Ark., and had lived the past several years in Dexter. She was of the Baptist faith...
Mary Wilson (07/21/06)
Mary Wilson, the daughter of the late Frank and Nettie Rampley Strauser, was born in Indiana on Oct. 14, 1909, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter, Missouri on July 20, 2006, at the age of 96 years. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
Eva Appleton (07/21/06)
Eva Appleton, a resident of Dexter, died at St. Louis University Hospital on Thursday, July 20, 2006. She was a former resident of Canalou. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral home of Dexter.
Finis Elvin Capps (07/20/06)
Finis Elvin Capps, son of the late Alfred Capps and Bertie Sitz Capps, was born on Jan. 30, 1920, near Bloomfield and died in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Thursday, July 20, 2006, at the age of 86. Finis had been a resident of the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield for the last six years...
Otto Bean Jr. (07/20/06)
Otto Bean, Jr. was born Jan. 1, 1938, at Gideon and died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 68. Mr. Bean was the son of the late Otto Bean, Sr. and Alice Marie Lee Bean. On Feb. 14, 1960, he was united in marriage with Janet Stillman in Columbia, and she survives of the home...
Shirley Jean Causey (07/07/06)
Shirley Jean Causey, daughter of the late James Edward White and Sylvia Goodman White, was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Bernie and died Monday, July 3, 2006, at Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, Ill., at the age of 67. She was married to Connie F. Causey on Oct. 2, 1955, at Corinth, Miss...
Chris "MO" Mofield (07/07/06)
Chris "MO" Mofield, son of Jerry Lee Mofield and Shelba Lane Mofield of Dexter, was born on Aug. 19, 1964, at Cape Girardeau and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Thursday, July 6, 2006, at the age of 41. Chris attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter, was employed as a funeral director with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter for the past 20 years, was a 1983 graduate of Dexter Senior High School where he served as athletic manager, was a member of the Dexter Lions Club where he served as secretary and past-president, was a former president of the Dexter Community Betterment, was honored in 1989 as Dexter's Man of the Year, was a member of the Hickory Log Saturday Lunch Bunch and a resident of Dexter.. ...
Toni Evans (07/06/06)
Toni Evans, daughter of the late Clifton S. and Lydia Lois Crank Leirer, was born in Dexter on March 15, 1959, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at the age of 47. Mrs. Evans and her husband were the former owners of B.J.'s III in Puxico, and she had also worked as a sales representative and plant manager with Waupaca Materials in Sikeston. ...
Joyce Collins (07/06/06)
Joyce L. Collins, 53, of Sikeston, died Monday, July 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 20, 1952, in Philadelphia, Miss., to the late John and Margaret Lewis Hickman. She had been a CNA at Claycliff Nursing Home in Brinkley, Ark., for nine years. She was of the Baptist faith...
Kenneth Carl Bohnsack (07/06/06)
Kenneth Carl Bohnsack, 81, of Marble Hill, died Friday, June 30, 2006, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born May 5, 1925, in Zalma, son of Roy Lee and Lottie Nevada Bitterman Bohnsack. He and Ina M. Collins were united in marriage on Dec. 5, 1943, and she preceded him in death on March 28, 2006...
Barbara Ann Nard (07/06/06)
Barbara Ann Nard, daughter of the late Cleveland James Drane and Bernice Drane, was born in Alabama on April 14, 1942, and died near Bloomfield on Monday, July 3, 2006, at the age of 64. She had resided in Southeast Missouri for 12 years. She was of the Baptist faith...
Bobby Dale Brison (07/06/06)
Bobby Dale Brison, 65, of Lee's Summit, died on July 3, 2006, after a brief battle against cancer at the Kansas University Medical Center. Bob was born on March 16, 1941, in Viola, Ark. Bob had 30 years of service to public education in the state of Missouri. ...
Kenneth Earl Clark (07/06/06)
Kenneth E. Clark, son of the late Earl Clark and Flava Cornman Clark, was born on Nov. 22, 1930, in Gideon and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at the age of 75. Mr. Clark was a former truck driver for Southeast Co-Op Service, affiliated with the Dudley Community Church, a member of the Clark Family Gospel Singers that traveled and sang in various churches for many years, and a resident of Dexter...