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Rosalie Fendley Dumas

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Rosalie Fendley Dumas, 84, passed away at Jackson Health Care Facility in Jackson on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. A native of Alabama and resident of Clarke County, Mrs. Dumas was born in Grove Hill on Sept. 17, 1938 and raised in Fulton. She later received a Master Degree in English and taught school for many years in Coffeeville and Gulf Shores.

She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be missed greatly by them. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill.

A lover of animals, Mrs. Dumas was especially fond of rescue animals. A dog named Josephine was her favorite. Another major interest of hers was Mardi Gras, where she was the Queen of Emblem of the Neptune’s Daughters. An interesting side note, while she was queen, Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th Surgeon General of the United States, from Bayou La Batre, was Grand Marshall of the Neptune’s Daughter Mardi Gras parade.

Mrs. Dumas is survived by sons, David (Sindy) Dumas and Doug (Marissa) Dumas; daughter, Gwen (Arthur) White; sister, Gay (Jerry) Hare; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Joe Bill Fendley and Clida Lee Fendley; a son, Bill Dumas; and grandson, Christopher White.

A Requiem Mass will be held for Mrs. Dumas at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Mobile, Jan. 30th at 5:30 p.m.

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