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Renzo Blevins

Friday, March 15, 2002

Renzo Edwin Blevins, son of the late Silas Edwin Blevins and Rosa Mae Gaines Blevins, was born on Jan. 12, 1918 at Townley, Mo. and died in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on March 12, 2002, at the age of 84. Mr. Blevins was a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie. He was in the United States Army during World War II, was a fire fighter at the Malden Airbase before his retirement, and was a resident of Ellington and former resident of Bernie. He was united in marriage to Alcione O. Greene in Nuwaqusta, Miss. on Dec. 22, 1948. She preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 1988. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Blevins of Ellington and Ronald Blevins of Bernie; one daughter, Valerie Gordon of Dexter; two brothers, Robert Blevins of Bernie and Bill Blevins of Pontiac, Mich.; three sisters, Shirley Burner of Swartz Creek, Mich., Marsena Burgess of Flushing, Mich. and Bernice Huffman of Malden; and five grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Blevins and Delmar Blevins; and by two sisters, Helen Rodery and Edith Wheeler. Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie from 5 - 8 p.m., Friday, March 15. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dale Hartle officiating. Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie in charge of arrangements.

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