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Emery L. Abbott

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Emery L. Abbott, the son of the late Frank and Cora Goins Abbott, was born in Blodgett on Oct. 9, 1913, and died at his home near Salcedo on Feb.. 1, 2008, at the age of 94.

Mr. Abbott had lived south of Grayridge before moving to Advance where he lived from 1970 to 1974. He then moved near Salcedo. He had worked as a farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

On Jan. 23, 1939, he was married to Flossie Byrd in Grayridge.

Surviving are his wife, Flossie Abbott of Salcedo; two daughters, Linda Bess of Advance and Barbara Day of Jay, Okla.; two sons, Eugene Abbott of Morehouse and Larry Abbott of Sikeston; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three children, Phillis Ann Abbott, Fay Sue Abbott, and Harry Lee Abbott; two brothers, James and Chester Abbott; one sister, Francis Elfrink; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. W.H. Worth of Essex and Rev. Mike Abbott of Aquilla officiating.

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

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