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February 5, 2014

Mary Cummings

Jan. 7, 1938 - Jan. 29, 2014

ANDERSON — On Jan. 29, 2014, Mary (Dickie) Cummings, 76, was called home to be with the Lord.

Mary was born Jan. 7, 1938, in Montgomery, Ala., to Ella Nora Beard and moved to Anderson at an early age. While living in Anderson, she graduated from Anderson High School. She was retired from Community Hospital.

During Mary’s free time, she was a Daughter of The Elks and loved spending time taking care of children.

She leaves to cherish her memory, longtime companion, Michael Greer; seven sons, Mark Williams, Ronald Williams, James Rodgers and David (Janae) Cummings, all of Anderson, Robert (Karen) Cummings of Texas, Jeffery and Willie Cummings of Indianapolis; sister, Louise Smith of Anderson; uncle, Babe Ruth (Tea) Beard of Anderson; nephew, Arnold (Linda) Smith of Muncie; nieces, Patricia Bradshaw of Indianapolis, and Belinda (Tommy) Stennis and Sheila Rohne of Anderson; stepbrothers, Emilo (Liz) Davis of Montgomery, Ala., and Elroy Robinson of Anderson; stepsister, Linda and Francis Robinson of Anderson, Ind.; and several great-nephews and nieces, cousins and friends.

She was a loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Ella Eldridge; stepfather, Henderson Eldridge; son, Noah Cummings; and niece, Junita Martin.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements handled by Indiana Funeral Care, Indianapolis.

Post online condolences at www.theheraldbulletin.com.

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