Marie Slagle Kennedy | 1922-2013

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Marie Slagle Kennedy

Marie Slagle Kennedy

Marie Slagle Kennedy, 90, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Decatur.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport with burial in East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Dr. David Burrows will officiate. Pallbearers are David Clark, Kevin Lopez, Kelly Kennedy, Brandon Kennedy, Dwayne Garrett, Jason Kennedy, Dylan Kennedy and Casey Kleam.

Marie was born July 15, 1922, in Springtown to Marshall and Rachel (Bradley) Slagle. She married Bedford Kennedy July 26, 1941, in Bridgeport. Marie was co-owner of BK Trucking in Bridgeport and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Bedford Kennedy; brothers Claude, Bill and Virgil Slagle; and her sister, Hattie Coffee.

She is survived by sons Dawayne Kennedy and wife, Kathy, of Bridgeport, and Gaylord Kennedy and wife, Brenda, of Bridgeport; daughters Carla Provence and husband, Travis, of Bridgeport, and Darla Kleam and husband, Randy, of Bridgeport; sister-in-law Joyce Bailey; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

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