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Frances Melissa Faith Dark
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1872
Gaars Mill
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1948
Alexandria
Rapides Parish
Louisiana, USA

Funeral services for Mrs. W. L. Dark, 75, of Gaars Mill, who died at the Baptist Hospital, Alexandria, Thursday, April 29, 1948, at 4 a.m., where she underwent an operation three and a half weeks ago, will be held at the Harmony Grove Baptist Church of which the deceased was a member, Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.

The mother of 13 children, Mrs. Dark was born and reared in the Gaars Mill Community. Before her marriage, she was Miss Melissa Faith, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Faith, pioneer residents of this section. Mr. and Mrs. Dark reared their family here where they took a leading part in the civic, educational, and religious life of the community and parish, Mr. Dark having represented his ward for many years as police juror, and the parish as president of the group. They would have celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary this year.

Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. R. A. Clewis, Winnfield; Mrs. D. E. Sikes, Columbia; Mrs. Roy Sanders, Readhimer; seven sons, J. E. Dark, Winnfield; DeWitt Dark, Ruston; Ross Dark, Columbia; Shelby Dark, Gaars Mill; Woodrow Dark, Wyatt; and Z. T. Dark, Gaars Mill. She was also the mother of the late Clarence Dark, well known Winnfield resident.

Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Joel Smith, Dodson; Mrs. Tom Walker, Ruston; Miss Zettie Faith, Alexandria; and one brother, J. W. Faith, Dodson.

Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise, April 29, 1948 
 
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 Parents:
  Zachariah Taylor Faith (1848 - 1916)
  Frances Ann Grisham Faith (1839 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  William Lee Dark (1870 - 1952)
 
 Children:
  Leona Frances Dark Sowers Clewis (1888 - 1984)*
  Clarence Lee Dark (1891 - 1934)*
  James Edwin Dark (1893 - 1948)*
  Talmadge Dewitt Dark (1895 - 1962)*
  Myrdis Dark Sikes (1897 - 1984)*
  Pearl Dark (1899 - 1901)*
  Infant Son Dark (1901 - 1901)*
  Ross Clayton Dark (1905 - 1990)*
  Shelby Sanders Dark (1908 - 1988)*
  Jarad Lenwood Dark (1910 - 1997)*
  Woodrow Wilson Dark (1912 - 1986)*
  Zachary "Z.T." Dark (1916 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  Almeda Elizabeth Hatten Gaar (1860 - 1888)**
  Cicero Lamkin Hatten (1862 - 1939)**
  Frances Melissa Faith Dark (1872 - 1948)
  Louella Faith Smith (1874 - 1971)*
  J. Wilburn Faith (1875 - 1967)*
  Tecumseh Faith Walker (1879 - 1966)*
  Bertha Faith Brewer (1880 - 1936)*
  James Franklin Faith (1882 - 1946)*
  Zattie Faith (1885 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
MALISSA FAITH DARK
 
Burial:
Harmony Grove Cemetery
Dodson
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Feb 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33780072
Frances Melissa <i>Faith</i> Dark
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Frances Melissa <i>Faith</i> Dark
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Frances Melissa <i>Faith</i> Dark
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