PORTAGEVILLE - Dewitt Mickles, 83, died Feb. 5, 2003, at his home.
Born Jan. 6, 1920, in Hugh, Ark., son of the late John and Corene Mickles, he was a deacon at the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville.
On June 24, 1943, he married Katie Williams who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Linda Jackson of Malden; two sisters, Ester Lay and Julia Mickles of Sikeston; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, June Rose, in 1963.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. today until service time at 2:30 p.m. at the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in the Lily of the Valley Cemetery at Point Pleasant.
Ponder Funeral Home of Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements.