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Ora Mae Truesdale

EDGEMOOR -- Mrs. Ora Mae Dunham Truesdale, 66, of 4541 Wylie's Mill Road, Edgemoor, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Catawba, with Pastor Michael Golden officiating, Pastor Herbert C. Crump and Pastor Willie J. Duncan assisting. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Truesdale was born in Chester County, Nov. 26, 1940, daughter of Edna Gaston Dunham and the late Melvin "Shep" Dunham Sr.

She was a member of Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church and sang in the choir. She was a former member of Mt. Vernon AME Zion Church and Mt. Zion AME Zion Church. She was a member of Menzel Court #153 Daughters of Isis of Rock Hill. She attended the public schools of Chester County and retired from Spring's Industries.

Mrs. Truesdale was preceded in death by her husband, Mell "M.J." Truesdale Jr.

She is survived by four daughters, Wanda Y. Truesdale of the home, Edna R. Boulware of Lancaster, Carrie (Donald) Waiters of Heath Springs and Annie McMullen of Great Falls; two stepdaughters, Patricia Simpson of Great Falls and Deborah Evans of Lancaster; her son, Douglas Truesdale of Edgemoor; her stepson, George Cousar of Chester; her mother Edna G. Dunham of Edgemoor; three brothers, James F. (Mary) Dunham of Edgemoor, James T. (Rosetta) Dunahm of Rock Hill and Melvin (Debbie) Dunham Jr. of Chester; five sisters, Bernice Williams of Charlotte, N.C., Jeanette White of Rock Hill and Annette Feaster, Sadie Blackmon and Mary Elizabeth Gordon, all of Edgemoor; god daughter, April Feaster of Edgemoor; a special granddaughter, Erica Truesdale; 13 other grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester and the Daughters of Isis rites will be performed. Viewing from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Friday.

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