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Charles Avery Minter, 81, of Glen Allen, Mo., died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Jan. 26, 1926, near Glen Allen, son of Henry C. and Sarah E. Hill Minter. He and Alice J. Ivie were married May 29, 1948, in Troy, Mo. She died Nov. 30, 2004.
Minter served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had retired from Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital as a supervisor of the maintenance department, and was a member of New Trace Creek Baptist Church and American Legion Post in St. Louis.
Survivors include a son, Bill Ray Minter of St. Louis; and two brothers, Joe Minter of Cave City, Ark., and Byrd Minter of Spotsylvania, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Shoemaker officiating. Burial will be at Baker Cemetery near Marble Hill with full military honors by VFW Post 5900.