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Dorcas Ayers Obituary
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.
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Published in the Post Tribune on Dec. 18, 2013
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