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Donald Northern Sr.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ZALMA -- Donald Joe Northern Sr., 58, of Zalma, died Dec. 5, 2011, at his home.

Born Jan. 23, 1953, in Sikeston, son of the late John Wesley and Mary Ida Wilson Northern, he was a dock supervisor for Malone and Hyde in Sikeston.

On June 21, 1980, he married Sue Waggoner.

Survivors include: a son, Donald Joe Northern II of Kennett; two daughters, Christina Ward of Marble Hill and Emily Tucker of Chaffee; four brothers, Charles Northern of St. Louis, Paul Northern and Travis Cummins of Sikeston and Oscar Northern of Jackson, Wis.; two sisters, Hattie McDowell and Mary Hampton of Sikeston; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, John Northern, Clyde Northern, Ronnie Northern and Raymond Northern.

Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today at the Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Ray Hannah officiating.

Burial will follow in the Northern Family Cemetery near Zalma.