Madelene E. Crossen, the daughter of the late Hosea Victor and Ora Lee McCarthey Smothers, was born in Bernie on Nov. 2, 1921, and passed away at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Aug. 26, 2002, at the age of 80. Mrs. Crossen had been a resident of Bernie and Dexter. Surviving are two sons, Leonard Jackson and Paul Crossen; three daughters, Christine Robinson and Peggy Prince, both of Dexter, and Imogene Joseph of Lakeland, CA.; two sisters, Ruby Whitherford, of Kingman, AZ., and Lorene Douglas of St. Clair; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Junior C. Jackson; one daughter, Doris A. Fry; two brothers, Freddie E. Smothers and Virgil Smothers; two sisters, Evelyn Smothers and Wanda Lee Miller and one grandson, Ricky Fry. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 28, 2002, from 5-8 p.m., at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with Rev. Tomie L. Nix, of Dexter, officiating. Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.