Cape Girardeau County Missouri Genealogy Trails
CAPE GIRARDEAU--GLADYS F. DAILEY, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002 at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1915 at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of McKinley W. and Cynthia Ida Leek Butterfield. She and Lester Dailey were married Aug. 7, 1938 at Jackson, Mo. He died Jan. 24, 1997.
Dailey had lived in Cape Girardeau since 1977. She did religious counseling for 15 years and was a volunteer with many organizations. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church; Friends Craft Club; Fort D, Colonial and Jackson senior citizen groups.
Survivors include a son, Larry Dailey of Bethalto, Ill.; a daughter, Shirley Poole of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Bill and Mack Butterfield; five sisters, Mary Eaves and Georgia Emery of Metropolis, Ill., Betty Grace and Janice Morris of Paducah, KY., Dimple Brinker of Brookport, Ill.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park. --Contributed by Donna Dailey Knight.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--LESTER DAILEY, 78, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, January 24, 1997 at Beverly Health Rehabilitation Center.
He was born August 22, 1918 in Elco, Illinois, and was the son of William and Josephine V. Randleman Dailey. He and Gladys Butterfield were married August 7, 1938 in Jackson.
Dailey worked for the railroad for several years. He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge 675.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Larry Dailey of Bethalto; one daughter, Shirley Poole, of Cape Girardeau; a brother, John Henry Dailey; a sister, Goldie Smith of Tamms; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers (James, Paul, Frank, Dallas and Filbert;) and three sisters, (Lillie Smith, Hazel Tinsley, and Lucy Smith).
Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel made the arrangements. Funeral services was held Sunday, January 26 at the funeral home. Burial followed at Memorial Cemetery. --Contributed by Donna Dailey Knight.
Cape Girardeau, MO--DEATH CLAIMS MRS. DAILEY, 89--MRS. MARTHA DAILEY, 89 years old, died at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Arthur Luman, 31 North Hanover Street. She had been ill about a year from infirmities of age.
The body was removed to the Deevers-Estes Funeral Home and funeral services will be conducted there at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. R. H. Daugherty, pastor of Centenary Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.
Mrs. Dailey was born April 8, 1847 in Crawford County, Ill. Her husband died 42 years ago. She came to Cape Girardeau in 1901 and during the past 14 years had made her home with her granddaughter.
Besides her granddaughter here Mrs. Dailey is survived by four other grandchilden, Mrs. Rose Rogers and Mrs. Sam Jones of Cape Girardeau, Wm. H. Rogers of Owensville and James H. Henderson of St. Louis. There are 12 great-grandchildren. --Southeast Missourian, Oct 5, 1936.
Wichita, KA–STANLEY ROY DALE, 64, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Wichita, ASCAP Midwest station-relations representative, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers employee, former KAKE-TV and KWBB radio station employee, died Thursday, July 29, 1993. Service 10 a.m. today, Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Survivors: wife, Donna; daughter, Julia Kridelbaugh of Cape Girardeau; mother, Anna Gross of Peabody; half brothers, Robert Bullock of Peabody, Lee Bullock of Keane, Texas, Ronnie Bullock of Florida; half sisters, Barbara Mayer of Gypsum, Jean Harms of Newburg; five grandchildren.
--Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - July 31, 1993.
Fort Wayne, IN--VIRGINIA L. DAVIS, 64, of Fort Wayne died Thursday at Lutheran Homes.
The Cape Girardeau, Mo., native had resided in Fort Wayne since 1941. She worked at International Harvester, United Technologies and Sheller-Globe Automotive.
Surviving are her daughters, Sherida A. Cotton, Linda S. Wright, Ruby D. David, Kathy L. Davis and Vickie Rice, all of Fort Wayne; sons, Cleo Davis Jr., Myron K. Davis and Todd R. Davis, all of Fort Wayne; her mother, Marian Morrison Breedlove of Fort Wayne; sisters, Dorothy Gordon and Lois M. Bright, both of Fort Wayne; a brother, Howard E. Morrison of Fort Wayne; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Cleo, preceded her in death in 1993.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2200 Covington Road. Calling is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ellis Funeral Home, 1021 E. Lewis St. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery.
--News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - November 11, 1995.
POMPANO BEACH, FL–GREGORY JEROME DeBOE, SR., 46, of Pompano Beach, passed away April 17, 1997. Coming from Cape Girardeau, MO in 1958. He was employed as a plumber in the Pompano Beach area for 28 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Elida L. DeBoe of Gainesville, FL; son, Gregory J. DeBoe, Jr.; daughter, Michelle DeBoe and her mother, Kim DeBoe; brother, John (Gail) DeBoe; mother, Bertie L. DeBoe all of Pompano Beach; also many devoted friends and relatives. Sadly missed by all.
--South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - April 27, 1997
SPRINGFIELD, IL–MERCEDES DELANEY, 88, of Springfield died Friday at Westabbe.
She was born Feb. 23, 1907, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the daughter of John William and Kate Robertson Stull. She married John Dawson Delaney in 1926; he died in 1969. Mrs. Delaney was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church.
Survivors: two sons, David Edward Delaney of Sterling, Colo., and Donald Patrick Delaney of Springfield; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Fauvier of Dubuque, Iowa, and Maurine Christy of Havana; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel, the Rev. H. Warren Wilkewitz officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery.
--State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - February 25, 1995.
Cape Girardeau, MO--MRS. ETHEL DIAMOND--Pallbearers for the funeral of Mrs. Ethel (Effie) Diamond, 721 South Ranney, will be T. A. Strack, G. A. and Hilary Schmittzehe, Leon C. Essner, Monroe P. Drury and William Diamond.
Mrs. Diamond, 79 years old, died Sunday. St. Mary's Cathedral Parish prayers will be said at 7:30 tonight at Lorberg Funeral Home where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held at 10 Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. Steve Schneider will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. --Taken from a paper dated 17 Oct 1972.
CAPE GIRARDEAU--SIRPHENIA ISABELLE "PHEENY" DIEBOLD, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov 4, 1999 at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb 16, 1925 in New Madrid, daughter of Walter L. and Hattie Louise Broughton Meier. She and Quentin C. Diebold were married June 29, 1949 at New Madrid. He died June 27, 1994.
Diebold was a graduate of New Madrid High School. She lived in Benton and Oran before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1965. She had been a secretary at Buckeye in Sikeston, worked at the U. S. Post Office in Benton, and was a supervisor at the Social Security Administration office in Cape Girardeau from the early 1960s until retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella.
Survivors include two sons, Ken Diebold of Vacaville, Calif., Keith Diebold of Assen, Netherlands; two daughters, Barbara Ahlheit of Burns, Tenn., Kathy Davis of Jackson; a brother, Edward Meier of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Hariett Callison of Memphis; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel from 4-8 p.m. Sunday. The Daughters of Isabella will have a prayer service at 6:30, followed by parish prayers at 7.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent's Church. The Rev. Milton Ryan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Denis Catholic Cemetery at Benton. --Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by A. Newell.
Cape Girardeau, MO--ALBERT ALPHONSE DITTLINGER, 86, 1510 Whitener, died Wednesday, June 15, 1994, at his home. He was born Jan 19, 1908 in Cape Girardeau, son of Albert Christian and Hulda Christina Erickson Dittlinger. He and Helen Dial were married July 4, 1935 in Benton.
Dittlinger was a towboat captain 47 years, retiring in 1972 from Midwest Towing in St. Louis. He was a member of Harold O. Greuel Masonic Lodge Post 63, Cape chapter 60 Order of Eastern Star. American Legion Post 63, Teamster's Local 574, all in Cape Girardeau; 32nd Scottish Rite and Moolah Temple in St. Louis. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard from 1942-48.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Eric Dittlinger of Sikeston; a sister, Laura Eakins of Sikeston; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and nine great-step-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel from 4-9 p.m. today. A Masonic service will be held at 7.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Brasington officiating. Burial will be in the Lorimier Cemetery. --Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by A. Newell.
CAPE GIRARDEAU--ANNA A. DITTLINGER, 81, 1124 S. Ellis, died Sunday, June 9, 1991, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Jan. 15, 1910, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Albert C. and Huldah C. Erickson Dittlinger.
Dittlinger received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University, a master's degree in zoology from the University of Michigan, and did postgraduate work at the University of Missouri. She taught biology, English and art 29 years at Milford Township High School in Milford, Ill., and was a senior class sponsor most of that time. She retired in 1970 and moved back to Cape Girardeau. Dittlinger was a member of First Presbyterian Church; Order of the Eastern Star; member, current vice president and past president of Wednesday Club. She has had papers in zoology published internationally, and a paper on the Lamprey eel was published in Belgium.
Survivors include a brother, Albert Dittlinger of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Laura Eakins of Sikeston; a niece, Patricia Newman of Sikeston; two nephews, Eric Dittlinger and Randy Eakins of Sikeston; two great-nieces; two great-nephews, and a great-greatnephew. She was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Miller, in 1985.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel. The Rev. Charles Grant will officiate, with burial in Lorimier Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. today.
WHITEWATER, MO--ERIC E. DITTLINGER, 57, of Whitewater died Friday, August 10, 2001 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan 17, 1944 in Cape Girardeau, son of Albert Alphonse and Helen Dial Dittlinger. He and Bobbie Adams were married Nov 2, 1979 in Miami, Okla. She survives.
He was an engineer with several river boats. He worked in maintenance at the Sikeston, Mo. public school system.
Also surviving are his mother, sons, Jim Williams of Sikeston, Carl Eckhoff of Jones, Okla, Robert Eckhoff of Raeford, N. C., Eddie Dittlinger of Cape Girardeau, and Larry Eckhoff of Nebraska; daughters, Robin Dittlinger of St. Marys, Mo, and Tracy Deck of Glen Allen, Mo; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and one grandchild.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Dial officiating. Burial will be at Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by A. Newell.
Cape Girardeau, Mo--HELEN ELVIRA DITTLINGER, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan 6, 2004 at St. Frances Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born at Lutesville, Mo at the home of her grandmother, Elvira Key Watkins, to Samuel Edward and Beulah Hunt Dial. She married Albert Alphonse Dittlinger July 4, 1935 at Benton, Mo. He was a decendant of the old Dittlinger & Thilemius families, who were well established early in Cape Girardeau and owned all the property where South East Missouri University now stands. He died June 15, 1994.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau and active in her class. The Order of the Eastern Star, Cape Rock Chapter #60 gave the Rituals for their deceased sister. She was a member and past officer holding several positions. Helen was initiated into St. Marks Chapter #167, 1 Oct 1965 and transferred to Cape Rock Chapter #60 Sept 24, 1970 to help start another group. This was when the Mo. state office requested another chapter be started in Cape Girardeau. From 1966 to 1971 she held various offices. In 1972 Helen and husband, Albert, were Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. She was Secretary from 1975 to 1991. She was appointed Grand Representative again in 1994, since which time she was Marshal and the star point, Ruth. She was also a member of Women's Scottish Rite Club.
She became a member of Nancy Hunter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in 1996.
Helen was a troop leader for the Boy Scouts for several years, starting with the Cub Scouts through Eagle Scouts.
Helen and "Ditt" loved to go fishing and had a cabin on Current River where they enjoyed taking family and friends. She was a great lady and was always relied on by family and friends to do whatever was needed.
Survivors include a brother, Rev. Robert Edward Dial of Benton, Ill.; two sisters, Imogene Welch of Benton, Ill, Wanda Zoellner of Tucson, AZ; two grandchildren, Edward Dittlinger of Cape Girardeau and Christina Robin Dittlinger of St. Mary, Mo.; and five step-grandchildren, Jim Williams of Sikeston, Carl Eckhoff of Jones, Ok, Robert Eckhoff of Rayford, N. C., Larry Eckhoff of Nebraska and Tracy Deck of Whitewater, Mo; also one great granddaugthter, Josie Dittlinger, of Cape Girardeau; plus several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her only son, Eric Edward Dittlinger, born January 17, 1944 Cape Girardeau and died August 10, 2001; one brother, Ray William Dial and three sisters, Hazel Dial Brown, Pauline Dial Gaither and Vergie Dial Willmore
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at New Lorimier Cemetery with Rev. Jay White officiating. Ford and Sons Funeral Home was in charge.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by A. Newell.
Cape Girardeau, MO--CARMEN DOCKINS, 46, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 19, 2008 at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Oct 30, 1961 in El Paso, Texas, daughter of Earl E. and Malinda A. Tubbs Foster. Dockins was a 1981 graduate of Sikeston High School and had been a medical secretary at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., and Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Survivors include a son, Matthew Dockins of Hill Air Force Base, Utah; her father of Scott City; her mother and stepfather, Malinda and Sonny Johnson of Sikeston; a sister, Michelle Fayette of Sikeston; a stepbrother, Bruce Johnson of Sikeston; a stepsister, Tammy Baker of Sikeston; and a granddaughter.
A private service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Old Morley Cemetery at Morley, Mo. Blanchard Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.
CAPE GIRARDEAU--DWIGHT AARON DODSON, 84, died Saturday, July 27, 1996, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Feb. 7, 1912, son of Era C. and Ann Busche Dodson. He married Virginia Lee Langston Sept. 7, 1942, in Indianapolis. She preceded him in death.
Dodson was an Army veteran of World War II, where he served as a medic. He was a prisoner of war.
Later, he was an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church for nearly 75 years, serving on many boards in the church. He was a service officer in Disabled American Veterans and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Survivors include a son, Robert L. Dodson, and a daughter, Nancy Duschell, both of Cape Girardeau, and four grandchildren.
Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the chapel, with Dr. Larry Gallamore officiating.
Burial will follow at Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Military service will be conducted by VFW Post 3383 at the cemetery.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.
Cape Girardeau, MO--RUBY ANITA DOUGHTY, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 30, 1919 in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Louis E. T. and Ella Haertling Graden. She and Thomas O. Doughty were married Jan. 1, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. He died June 9, 1993.
Doughty was a salesclerk at J. C. Penney in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau.
Survivors include a brother, Victor Graden of Bettendorf, Iowa; three sisters, Helen Strack of San Diego, Ruth Daume of Perryville, Mo., and Esther Morie of Scott City, Mo. She was preceded in death by a son, a brother and five sisters.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dan Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.
Bloomington, IL–TRUMAN “TED” DRUM, 83, Desloge, Mo., formerly of Bloomington, died Sunday (May 7, 1995) at Camelot Nursing Center, Farmington, Mo.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home chapel, Desloge, the Rev. Royce LaMarr and Rev. Dennis Weems officiating. Burial will be in Bannister Family Cemetery, Park Hills, Mo.
Visitation will be at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Drum was born Jan. 18, 1912, in Oak Ridge, Mo., a son of John R. and Cora Barks Drum. He married Ruby M. Hartle, who survives.
Other survivors include two sisters, Irene Kimberlin, St. Louis, Mo., and Iola Hill, Belleville; and one brother, Ivan Drum, Sainte Genevieve, Mo.
Mr. Drum and his wife formerly owned and operated the House of Beauty, 1408 N. Main St., Bloomington, for 20 years. In 1969, Mr. Drum opened a men's and women's clothing shop, M' Lord's Fashions by Mr. D, 1407 N. Center St., Bloomington.
He was a member of Christian Fellowship Church, Bonne Terre, Mo., and Men's Full Gospel Fellowship.
--Pantagraph, The (Bloomington, IL) - May 9, 1995.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Funera1 service for MRS. PEARL DUKE, 325 N. Main, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ford and Sons Funeral Chapel. Rev. John Swaim will officiate with burial in Lorimier Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4·8 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Duke. 81 years old, died Wednesday, Feb. 22. 1989, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 24, 1907, near Arbor, daughter of John and Ida Evans Sledge. She married Floyd Duke in 1952, at Pine Bluff, Ark.
Mrs. Duke worked at International Shoe Co. 15 years, and was a cook with Houston Barge Lines 14 years. She was a member of First General Baptist Church and Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include her husband; a stepson, Bill Duke of Mary Esther. Fla.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Nanna Childs of Crestview, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Opal Ward of Cape, Mrs. Pauline Stout of Farmington, Mrs. Neoma Johnson of Sikeston, Mrs. Juaneva Ray of Laconia. N.H., and a number of step grandchildren. A son, Charles Snider, died Feb. 6, 1989. --Contributed by Catherine Allison.
APOPKA, FL--MARIE F. DUNCAN, 51, Walker Road, Apopka, died Sunday, April 27.
Mrs. Duncan was a homemaker. Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she moved to Central Florida in 1952. She was Baptist.
Survivors: husband, Allen; sisters, Julie Bolczak, Orlando, Mary Wheeler, Apopka; brothers, Dalton R. White, Ocoee, Ernest Moorman, Ringgold, Ga., Eric Moorman, Al Moorman, both of Orlando.
Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka.
--Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - April 30, 1997
CAPE GIRARDEAU--WILLIAM W. "Bill" DUNHAM, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo.
He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Cape Girardeau to Millard W. and Effie M. Long Dunham Weaver. He and Mary L. Reisenbichler Dunham were married July 9, 1950, in Cape Girardeau.
Dunham served his country in the U.S. Navy as a storekeeper. He retired from Kraft Foods after many years as a sales representative.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, where he was past president of its Men’s Club. He also was Boy Scout master of Troop 8 for many years and was a member of the American Legion. He coached the girls VFW softball team and boys minor and little league baseball teams.
Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Dunham; three sons, William C. (Diane) Dunham of Lake St. Louis, Mo., and Robert (Jan) Dunham and Timothy (Dr. Rhonda) Dunham, both of Cape Girardeau; daughter Mary C. Dunham of Cape Girardeau; sister Georgia Swimmer of Cape Girardeau; three grandchildren, Bryan (Deborah) Dunham and Patrick (Jenny) Dunham, both of Cape Girardeau and Jamie (Josh) Purtle of Lake St. Louis; four granddaughters, Kirsten Dunham, of Lake St. Louis, Stefanie (Cory) Kassel, of Altenburg, Mo., Ashley Underwood of Cape Girardeau and Misty (Jerry) Dority of Surprise, Ariz.; one step-grandson, Billy Underwood of Cape Girardeau; great-grandchildren Nicole Dunham of Surprise, Evan and Madilyn Dunham and Olivia Dunham, all of Cape Girardeau, Jordyn and Jackson Purtle of Lake St. Louis, Zoey Espinoza of Cape Girardeau and Brayden and Devin Kassel; brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Jean Hewitt of Houston; sisters-in-law Betty Fluegge and Margie Vinyard, both of Jackson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Willie Weaver.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Douglas C. Breite officiating. Burial will be at Cape Girardeau County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau, with full military rites by the Missouri Honor Guard. --Source: Unknown newspaper, submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Anna Parks.
HAMMOND, LA--CLEO MAY STEVENSON DUNKIN, died Friday, Dec. 30, 1988, at Westpark Community Hospital, Hammond. She was 78, a native of Jackson, Mo., and resident of Hammond.
Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Hammond. Survived by a son, Kenneth L. Dunkin Jr., Hammond; two daughters, Opal E. Glover, Hammond, and Mrs. Luke (Patricia A.) Iverstine, Baker; two brothers, Harlin Stevenson and Wayne Stevenson, both of California; a sister, Wanda Skimbo, Passaic, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stevenson; two brothers, Jenks Stevenson and Carlos Stevenson; and two sisters, Opal Ellis and Thelma Richardson.
--Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - December 31, 1988