From his obituary: Retired Street Commissioner died at his home in Sikeston, Mo at age 990. Born in Ballard Co, Ky to the late Silas Washington and Mary Ann Allen Ables. He had lived in Sikeston 65 years, retiring in 1960 as Street Commissioner for the City of Sikeston. Married Etta Pearl Moore 12/22/1906 who survives along with son Cline Ables of Sikeston; daughters Pansy Limbaugh, Noreen Singleton and Mildred Parker of Sikeston and Alma Gail Henderson and Lawrencetta Anderson of Memphis, Tn; sister Stella Howell of Paducah, Ky; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Father of the late Clennis Ables who died in 1966. Pallbearers: Ed Willis, TE Stallings, Roger Sherman, Arthur Bruce, James Coppage and Sam Harbin.