CAPE GIRARDEAU - Marlin Ulas Bird, 61, died Oct. 7, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born Oct. 29, 1941, in Tiptonville, Tenn., son of Ella M. Johns Bird of Cape Girardeau and the late Everett O. Bird, he moved to Cape Girardeau in 1966. He was employed by Southeast Missouri Hospital for 10 years and retired in 2001 from the City of Cape Girardeau Public Works Department after 25 years of service. He was of the Pentecostal belief.
In 1971, he married Marie Criddle who preceded him in death.
Survivors in addition to his mother include: one son, Gregory Jenkins of Cape Girardeau; four stepdaughters, Teresa Criddle of Jefferson City, Rosalyn Criddle, Lisa Criddle and Sheila Criddle of Cape Girardeau; two stepsons, Tony Criddle and Geno Criddle of Cape Girardeau; four brothers, Everett Bird of Houston, Texas, and William Bird, Earnest Bird and Benjamin Bird of Cape Girardeau; and three sisters, Louella Ayers of Jackson, Shirley Nelson of Cape Girardeau and Rose Holly of Alexandria, Va.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at noon at the Greater Dimension Church. Elder Calvin Bird, assistant pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Fairmont Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
Sparks Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.