GIPSY - William H. "Willie" Lemons, 90, died Aug. 16, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Dec. 11, 1911, at Gipsy, son of the late Harvey and Carrie Skinner Lemons, he was a custodian and bus driver for Zalma Schools for more than 20 years and attended the Berrong General Baptist Church in Gipsy.
On Jan. 14, 1936, at Gipsy, he married Ethel Porter who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: seven sons, Truman Lemons of Cape Girardeau, Charles Lemons of Marble Hill, Ivan Lemons, Harold Lemons and Tommy Lemons of Zalma, Dean Lemons of Gipsy and Terry Lemons of Scott City; six daughters, Dorothy Richmond of Bridgeton, Shirley Chesnut of Jacksonville, Fla., Ruth Hefner of McGee, Linda Seiler of Puxico, Peggy Stepp of Arab and Barbara Masters of Virginia Beach, Va.; and 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, two brothers and one sister.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance. The Rev. LeeRoy Hefner will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Eldo Eaker and the Rev. Bob Porter.
Burial will follow in the Berrong Cemetery.