DELTA - Theodore "Ted" Gaines, 86, died at 11:28 a.m. Nov. 28, 2001, at the Advance Nursing Center.
Born Nov. 10, 1915, near Zalma, son of the late King and Ella Deck Gaines, he was a retired plumber with Chicago Journeyman Plumbers L.U. 130 U.A. A member of the Union Hill General Baptist Church, he was attending the First Baptist Church in Delta and was a member of the Delta Senior Citizens Club.
On Aug. 23, 1990, he married Dessie Foster who survives.
Other survivors include: six daughters, Wilma Rouggly of Grassy, Bernice Smith of Advance, Louise Acup of Marble Hill, Brenda Spiller of Wentzville, Debra Savage of Wilmington, Ill., and Connie Danlow of Lockport, Ill.; one stepson, Johnny Foster of Delta; four brothers, Bloise Gaines of Buffalo Creek, Colo., and Heuda Gaines of Edwardsville, Ill.; four sisters, Velma Slaughter of Delta, Veda Baker of Marble Hill, Carna Watkins of Cape Girardeau and Eula Simon of Sioux City, Iowa; and 17 grandchildren, two stepgrandsons, 40 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Eric Hodge and the Rev. Bob Porter will officiate.
Burial will follow in Morgan Memorial Park at Advance.
Pallbearers will be: Michael Rouggly, Stanley Acup and Stacey Acup.