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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Claral Ervin

Friday, July 5, 2002

EAST PRAIRIE -- Claral Ervin, 86, died July 2, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 11, 1916, in Waverly, Tenn., daughter of the late Grady and Clara Bell Adams Mayberry, she was a member of the Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church of Mound City, Ill.

Also preceeding her in death were: two husbands, Jim Thomas Dickson and James Ervin; one daughter, Jimmie Lee Dickson; two brothers, James Mayberry and Grady Mayberry; and one sister, Catherine Moore.

Survivors include: two daughters, Ella Mae Jackson and Lula Bell Pritchard of East Prairie; two sons, James Lee Dickson of East Prairie and Charles Dickson of Neosho; two sisters, Nellie Mae Berry of St. Louis and Minnie Bell McGrudy of Mounds; and 36 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren and 45 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. Saturday at Sparks Funeral Home until service time at 1 p.m. The Rev. Carlton Berry of Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church at Mounds City will officiate.

Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery at Charleston.