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Floyd "Dolph" Gibson

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Floyd "Dolph" Gibson, son of the late Lonnie and Hattie Duncan Gibson, was born near Dexter on Nov. 6, 1915, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at the age of 90.

He had lived most of his life in Dexter, spent many years in Washington state and returned to Dexter in 1985. He was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter.

On July 31, 1935, he was married to Iva Mae Chapman in Dexter.

Surviving are his wife, Iva Mae Gibson of Dexter; one son, Cloyd E. Gibson of Bernie; two daughters, Iva Jean Tippen and Margaret Ann McKinney, both of Wenatchee, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Alvin James "Bud" Gibson of Dexter.

He was preceded in death by one son, Floyd D. Gibson on Oct. 12, 1995; two brothers, Grover Wilson Gibson and John Luther Gibson; and one sister, Wilma Fae Eaton.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Vyron Yount of Chaffee officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

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