DEXTER - Christopher Lynn Gifford, 25, died June 5, 2005, at his home.
Born Jan. 24, 1980, in Charleston, son of Rickey Eauing and Margaret Leona Colt Gifford, he had been employed by WW Wood and was a painter.
On April 26, 2003, at Bernie, he married Edris Marleney Decker who survives of the home.
Survivors in addition to his wife and parents include: one daughter, Courteney Leanne Gifford of the home; one brother, Jason Eauing Gifford of Bernie; one sister, Rebecca Irene Gifford of East Prairie; two half brothers, Ricky Tucker of Sikeston and David Tucker of Dexter; one half sister, Stacey Tucker of Phoenix, Ariz.; and his maternal grandmother, Paulette Gifford of Bernie.
Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. Wednesday until service time at 1 p.m. at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Stan Dauck will officiate.
Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.