ESSEX - Buddy Alberson, 87, died May 20, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born May 12, 1916, in Matthews, son of the late James Henry and Laura Alice Marker Alberson, he was a lifelong resident of Essex.
He and Wilma Jean Sanders were married in Arkansas and she preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 1996.
Survivors include: one daughter, Malissa Wolpers of Dexter; one grandson whom he raised, Michael Wolpers of Essex; one sister, Mozell McMullin Miller of Essex; and four stepgrandchildren.
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with the Rev. Doyle Corlew officiating.
Burial followed in the Essex Cemetery.