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Richard Alexander

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Richard M. Alexander, 85, of Hayti, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

Born July 15, 1920, son of the late Richard Z. and Bertha Mae Morgan Alexander, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII, and received the Victory Medal, American Defense Medal with one star, Asiatic Pacific Medal with three stars and a Good Conduct Medal with one star. He was employed at W.M. Chrysler Company and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hayti.

On March 16, 1948, in Hayti, he married Almeda Tilmon, who survives.

Survivors also include two sons, Keith Alexander and wife, Jean, of Monticello, Ark., and Wayne Alexander and wife, Rita, of Jackson, Tenn.; two sisters, Esmal Dawson and husband, Edsel, of Hayti and Laura Stevens and husband, Willard, of Salisbury, Md.; five grandchildren, Kody and Chance Alexander, of Jackson, Brad Alexander, of McKinney, Texas, Brian Alexander, of Shreveport, La., and Michelle Alexander, of Sante Fe, N.M., and two great-grandchildren, McKenzie McPhail, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Katherine Alexander, of McKinney.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard Leslie "Rickey" Alexander and three sisters, Thelma Hodges, Mabel Reifsnyder and Opal McCloskey.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the First Baptist Church in Hayti with Dr. Mike Melton officiating.

Burial with military rites was held in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were deacons of the Hayti First Baptist Church.

Honorary pallbearer was Bill Crysler.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of services.