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Claudy Gaskins

Friday, August 19, 2011

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Claudy Mancle Gaskins, 87, of Wardell, Mo., passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Portageville Nursing Center in Portageville, Mo.

Born Sept. 30, 1923, in Braggadocio, Mo., son of the late Claudy Marshall Gaskins and Lilly Fane Gaskins, he was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Lighthouse Power House Church in Wardell.

He married Jewel Brown, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Edna Howell and Lula Hollis Gaskins, and one brother, Harley Gaskins.

Survivors include one daughter, Jennie Marion Brown, of Kennett; two brothers, Hershel Gaskins, of Kennett and Cleo Gaskins, of Dexter, Mo.; three sisters, Fern Blurton, Marcia Boatwright, of Wardell and Bonnie Privett, of Hayti, Mo.; three grandchildren, Trina Beck, of Rector, Ark., Laura Rogers, of Wilmington, N.C., and Dana Moore, of Rolla, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Chriss Rogers, of California, Keith Rogers, of Rector and Abbegal Rogers, of Wilmington, and two great-great-grandchildren, Warren Rogers, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Alyssa Rogers, of Tocoma, Wash.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Lighthouse Church in Wardell with Bro. Chriss Braden officiating.

Brimhall Funeral Home of Wardell was in charge of arrangements.