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Byron Keith "Gabe" Pointer

Thursday, August 5, 2004

Byron Keith "Gabe" Pointer, son of the late Gabe A. Pointer and Ida Ellen Neal Pointer was born on Sept. 11, 1927, at Bernie and died in the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center in Malden on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the age of 76.

Mr. Pointer had worked with the Missouri Highway Patrol for 32 years until his retirement having been a commercial vehicle inspector, he had served on the Bernie School Board for several years, had served as Police Chief of Bernie, and had always been a very active member of the Community, including supporting the Bernie Mules, had served in the National Guard, was an avid golfer and a private pilot, and loved to fly. He also was a big supporter of the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a member of the Bernie Christian Church and a resident of Bernie.

He was united in marriage to Elsie Margaret Cuévas on Nov. 14, 1951, at Piggott, Ark. Mrs. Pointer survives of the home in Bernie.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert S. Barney and his wife Janice of Dexter, and Kent Pointer and his wife Jenny of Denver, Colo.; four daughters, Eleanor Marie Sherfield and her husband Floyd of Hot Springs, Ark., Margaret Diane Hollis and her husband Ken of Metairie, La., Ivette Rothschild and her husband Andy of Clayton, and Marla Vanesa Pointer of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Thelma Plympton of Waterford, Mich., and Jean Yeager of Dexter; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Pointer and Henry Pointer; four sisters, Eunice Reeves, Julia Burke, Nora Pointer, and Dora Pointer.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the Bernie High School Cafeteria.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, in the Bernie High School Cafeteria with Rev. Keith Warner and Rev. Van Spry officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Stoddard County Children's Home, the Bernie Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.


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