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Hershel Melvin Cummings
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1907
Dyer County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1979
Hayti
Pemiscot County
Missouri, USA

Services for Hershel Melvin Cummings, 72, who died July 2nd at the hospital in Hayti, were held July 4th in the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Don Abbott officiating. Burial was in Maple Cemetery.
He was born April 9th, 1907 in Dyer County, Tenn., the son of the late John Spencer and Dollie Brumley Cummings. He moved to Pemiscot County with his parents when he was six years old.
He married Ora June Eads March 8th, 1926 in Belleville, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Cummings owned and operated a grocery store at Stubtown until he retired in 1975.
Survivors include his wife of Caruthersville; one daughter, Mrs. Dollie Harrison of Caruthersville; two brothers, Odell Cummings of Blytheville, Ark., and Otis Cummings of Caruthersville; two sisters Mrs. Pauline ? and Mrs. Flora Rose, both of St. Louis; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were James Ralph Murphy, Harold Stricklin, Robert Ray, Harold Pery, Charles House, and Carl "Jiggs" Dodd.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - July 12, 1979 
 
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 Parents:
  John Spencer Cummings (1860 - 1944)
  Dollie Brumley Cummings (1883 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Ora June Eads Cummings (1908 - 1991)*
 
 Children:
  Melvin Hershel Cummings (1927 - 1972)*
  Ernie Gene Cummings (1929 - 1930)*
  Howard Mitchell Cummings (1930 - 1930)*
  Jimmy Foster Cummings (1933 - 1971)*
  Billie Byrd Cummings (1934 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Wyatt Cummings (1879 - 1957)**
  Tiney Louetta Cummings Latham (1884 - 1973)**
  Flora Mae Cummings Mitchell Rose (1905 - 1988)*
  Hershel Melvin Cummings (1907 - 1979)
  Anna Daisy Cummings Moore (1909 - 1976)*
  Otis Cummings (1916 - 1982)*
  L. C. Cummings (1919 - 1944)*
  Winford B. Cummings (1921 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Father
In my Father's house are many mansions
 
Note: Shares headstone with son Melvin H. Cummings
 
Burial:
Maple Cemetery
Caruthersville
Pemiscot County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: wanda
Record added: Jul 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38978225
Hershel Melvin Cummings
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 Added: Aug. 29, 2012
 
 
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