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Flow May

Thursday, September 15, 2005

SIKESTON -- Flow P. May, 86, longtime resident of the Gideon area, died Sept. 14, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.

Born Sept. 3, 1919, in Lola, Ky., daughter of the late Lacy C. and Lola Tharp Bateman, she was a member of the General Baptist Church in Clarkton.

On Dec. 7, 1935, she married David Allen May who preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1982.

Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Helen May of Sikeston, Jerry W. and Mary May of Blytheville, Ark., and Gary and Jean May of Rockford, Ill.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Louis Abernathy of Manhattan, Kan., and Nancy and James T. Coleman of Moro, Ill.; and 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Sgt. Raymond Allen May and Coy Lee May; two brothers, Murry Bateman and Major Bateman; and one sister, Dean Wilson, preceded her in death.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

Burial will follow in the Malden Cemetery in Malden.