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Cecil Ray Mendenhall, the son of the late Sherwood and Francis Buff-Mendenhall, was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Mountain View, Mo., and died Dec. 2, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer at the age of 82 years.

Graveside services were held Dec. 5 in the Bailey Cemetery with Bro. David Scott officiating.

The funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.