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Donald Elbert Choate, 72, of Scott City died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Scenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Herculaneum, Mo.
He was born March 26, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of Elvis and Ruth Yates Choate. He and Bobbie Jean Stevens were married June 27, 1959, in Bollinger County.
Choate was a butcher and had worked at IGA and Bob's Foodliner in Scott City. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Donna Laster of Humboldt, Tenn., Robin Whitney of Grove, Okla.; two brothers, Carl Choate of Scott City, John Choate of Cape Girardeau; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City from 4 to 7 p.m. today.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, with Paul Helton officiating. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery.