BERNIE - Jewell Mae Tate, 87, died July 27, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter.
Born Nov. 13, 1914, in Pershing, Ill., daughter of the late Willie Alfonzo and Grace Stroble McCain, she was a former owner and operator of restaurants in Malden and Bloomfield and employed as a babysitter, she was a member of the Bernie Assembly of God Church.
On Dec. 10, 1930, she married Paul Lester Teets, who preceded her in death on April 10, 1965. On Aug. 20, 1975, at Bernie, she married Charles Otis Tate, who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1987.
Survivors include: two sons, Paul Raymond Teets of Sorrento, Fla., and Wilford Teets of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two daughters, Helen Nadine Malone of Tuscambia, Ala., and Pauletta "Paula" Beck of Bernie; one stepson, Bernard Tate of Las Vegas, Nev.; one stepdaughter, Beryl Hollis of St. Louis; one brother, John Quincy Adams of Flint, Mich.; one sister, Ester Asbell of Bloomfield; and 24 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Loren Dale Teets; three brothers, Amos McCain, Aaron McCain and W.A. McCain; and one sister, Avis McCain.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Susan Marner-Sides will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield.