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Ayers, Dorcas (Lenoir) 80, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013. She was a member of Allen Chapel C.M.E and was a Missionary. She was a graduate of Ministerial Institute High School, class of 1950. She worked for Purdue University for 25 years. She was preceded in death by Sylvester Lenoir, Sr., Earl R. Ayers; daughter, Joanaquinn Smith; son, Rhymuless Lenoir; parents, Rev. Ollie J. Turner and Martha Lou Turner; 4 brothers, Ollie Turner, Jesse Turner, Samuel Turner, and Ben Turner; 3 sisters, Mary Turner, Nellie Mattix and Marie Hamilton. She is survived by 4 daughters, Cassandria (Donald) Williamson, Tondanena Carter, Yvette (Lonnie) Parrish, and Gwendolyn (Earnest) Matthews; 4 sons, Sylvester (Benita) Lenoir, Jr., Kenneth Lenoir, Erroll (Donna) Lenoir, and Derrick (Ann) Long; and 1 brother, Dwight (Terri) Turner. She also leaves to cherish her memories 35 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Friday, December 20, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., at Manuel Memorial Funeral Home, 421 West 5th Avenue Gary, Indiana 46402. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at Israel CME Church, 2301 Washington Street, Gary, Indiana 46407 Pastor Dunlap. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Hobart, Indiana. Funeral arrangement entrusted to Manuel Memorial Funeral Home.

Published in the Post Tribune on Dec. 18, 2013
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