CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ray Cleman Edmonds, 83, formerly of Charleston, died at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 30, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
Born Oct. 14, 1918, at Commerce to the late Ulyess and Addie Sanders Edmonds, he had lived most of his life in Charleston where he was employed with the ASCS office, then as vice president and manager of the Production Credit Association until his retirement. Currently a member of the Lynnwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, he was a charter member of the Southside Baptist Church in Charleston where he was a deacon. He was a member of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs in Charleston and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
On Dec. 19, 1942, he married Florence Pobst, who survives of Cape Girardeau.
Also surviving are one son, Don Edmonds of Columbia, Tenn.; and one daughter, Shirley Maloney of Manchester.
Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Derrick Staples, pastor of the Lynnwood Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lovett, Dennis Price, Stanley Lawson, Sam Babb, Ray Shoaf and John Allen.