Born 9-6-1905 -- Died 8-17-2002
Gus Lafayette "Fate" Sifford, 96, of Maplewood, Mo., was born Sept. 6, 1905, in Alton, Mo., and died Aug. 17, 2002, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Clayton, Mo. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives.He was preceded in death by his parents, William Franklin "Bill" Sifford and Mary Jane (Whitten) Sifford; his wife, Viola (Jones) Sifford; three brothers, Paul, Allie and Frank Sifford; and two sisters, Agnes Atchison and Gladys Johnson.Services were Aug. 19, at the Clary Chapel in Alton, with Bro. John Lewis Casey officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.