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Paul L. Drake

(ROANOKE) Paul L. Drake, 55, of Roanoke, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023 at Roanoke Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Roanoke.

Mr. Drake is survived by eight sisters: Betty (Hubert) Patterson, Gertrude Adamson and Annette Watts of Roanoke, Maggie (George) James, of Five Points, Elizabeth (Larry) Finley, of Wadley, Phyllis (George) Henry of Clarksville, TN, Paula (Jacob) Allen of Ford, NJ, and Beverly (David) Sutton of Fraser, MI; three brothers, Vandy (Karen) Drake of Clarksville, TN, Allen (Helen) Higgins of Roanoke, and Patrick (Amy) Higgins of LaGrange, GA; one sister-in-law, Margaret Higgins of Temple, GA; a special aunt, Annette Oliver of Five Points; a special cousin, Frances Drake of Birmingham; and a special friend, Ms. Yashia Peay of Roanoke; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and other loving friends.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, 1 p.m. at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Roanoke (Welch Community), Pastor Calvin Trammell, Eulogist, Reverend Kelsey Barnes, Officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home in Lafayette, AL is handling the arrangements.

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