Mamie Pearl Dell, daughter of the late John "Bode" Avery and Tillie Jane Strong Avery, was born on Oct. 22, 1908, at Moark, Ark., and died in the Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at the age of 95.
Mrs. Dell was of the Baptist faith, a housewife and a resident of Poplar Bluff.
She was united in marriage to Charlie M. Dell on April 5, 1927, at Corning, Ark., and he preceded her in death on July 14, 1975.
Survivors include two sons, Delmar Gene Dell of Ellington and Jerry W. Dell of Imperial; two daughters, Violet Clemons of Imperial and Peggy Baker of Dudley; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Avery; three sisters, Pauline Garr, Mable Tebby and Lura Dell.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Earl D. Dell and Rev. Phil Warren officiating.
Interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Williams Cemetery at Moark, Ark.