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Cyrena M. DeBerry Bragg

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cyrena M. DeBerry Bragg, daughter of the late Rally and Mattie Lou King Hawkins, was born on June 25, 1921, in Tyler, Mo. and died at her home in Dexter, Mo. on Nov. 9, 2012, at the age of 91.

She had lived most of her life in Southeast Missouri and lived in Dexter the past several years. She was of the Protestant faith. She had worked as a seamstress at the Elder Manufacturing Company.

In 1937, she was married to James T. DeBerry in Steele, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1967. She later married W.C. Bragg who preceded her in death in February of 1991.

Surviving are two daughters, Audrey Pounds of Covington, Tenn., and Marie Hankins of Bloomfield, Mo.; one son, Charles DeBerry of Dexter, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; one sister, Reatha Roberts of Tunica, Miss.; and one daughter-in-law, Shirley DeBerry of Rockford, Ill. Other relatives and many friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by four sons, William, Hugh, James Timothy and Michie DeBerry.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, from 5-8 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Funeral services were held on Monday Nov. 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Bob Holland of Bloomfield, officiating.

Interment will be in the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

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