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MARION: Alice Drake age 73 of Marion, Ohio passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Marion General Hospital.
She was born September 8, 1939 in Hickman, Ky., to the late Cleland and Luvenia (Hemphill) Moore. On August 17, 1959 she married Shirley Drake Jr., he preceded her in death on August 20, 2008.
Alice was employed at Walmart for ten years in customer service and formerly attended Mt. Zion Missonary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Darren (Tiffany) Drake of Marion, Oh., Katrina Drake of Sugar Land, Tx., Rosalyn Drake of Worthington, Oh.; step-children, Shirley "Shell" Drake III of Cleveland, Oh., Denise Drake of Cleveland, Oh., Michelle Woodruff of Euclid, Oh.; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Colleen (Jessie) Peterson of Virginia Beach, Va., Annie Ruth Rox of Cleveland, Oh., Betty Henderson Mapel Heights, Oh.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her son, Geno Drake; brother, Cleland Moore Jr.; and her sister, Barbara Jean Beaver.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 @ 11 AM at Mt. zion Missionary Baptist Church, 475 E. Fairground St. Marion, Ohio with Pastor Daimon Rawlison officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Heights Memory Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10 - 11 AM at the church.
The Boyd-Born Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the family. On line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.boydbornfuneralhome.com
Published in the Marion Star on Feb. 8, 2013