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In Memory of

Ouida Dawson Marks

May 15, 1925 - June 16, 2017

Obituary


Ouida Dawson Marks, 92, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017. Mrs. Marks was born on May 15, 1925 in Gulfport, Mississippi. She was reared by her Aunt Eulalia Yarborough. Marks graduated from Riverside High School, where she was an All-County basketball player. She later attended Athens State College, and worked with South Central Bell as a switchboard operator. As a homemaker, she served many roles in her church and community. Mrs. Marks was a member of Central Baptist Church for 53 years. She was preceded in death by her sisters; Martha C....

Ouida Dawson Marks, 92, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017. Mrs. Marks was born on May 15, 1925 in Gulfport, Mississippi. She was reared by her Aunt Eulalia Yarborough. Marks graduated from Riverside High School, where she was an All-County basketball player. She later attended Athens State College, and worked with South Central Bell as a switchboard operator. As a homemaker, she served many roles in her church and community. Mrs. Marks was a member of Central Baptist Church for 53 years. She was preceded in death by her sisters; Martha C. Dawson and Nell Dawson Lupo, and two brothers, Theron Dawson and John Robert Dawson. Her memories will be cherished by her beloved husband, Herman Marks, of 67 years. Her children Herman Marks Jr. (Lynne), Dian Marks Vining (Ed), and Dr. G. Lynn Marks (Cheryl). Grandchildren, Emily Vining Walker (Kevin), Victoria Vining, Dana Marks, David Marks, and Karen Beasley (Bob). Four great-grandchildren. One great-great-granddaughter.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, June 19, 2017, at 2:00 pm at Roselawn Funeral Home, with Brother Rob Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

The pallbearers serving are Claude Marks, Ronnie Marks, Gerald Marks, David Lynn Marks, David Wesley Marks, Lester Smith, and John Morris.
In lieu of flowers: Donations to the building fund for Central Baptist Church in Decatur, AL.