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Urey Rufus Black

July 5, 1949 ~ June 1, 2019 (age 69)


Native of Sumter County (York, Alabama) 1966 graduate of Sumter County Training School in Livingston, Alabama and continuing his education at Alabama A & M University and Texas Southern University.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving in the Vietnam War.  Upon leaving the Army he worked in various positions in Detroit, and in 1971 - 1973 he secured a position playing saxophone with the Funkadelics, Marcus Dell Gray, Herbie Hancock and  The Dramatics just to name a few .  While with the Dramatics he produced and composed the song entitled 'What You See is What You Get' and the album was a hit!  Service of memory will be Saturday at 11:00 AM at his beloved Grants Chapel CME Church Cuba, Alabama, Pastor Izea Blanks officiating and Reverend Walter Ball Eulogist with interment in Cagus Cemetery.  His loving survivors are: devoted daughter; Ebony, brothers; Lucius and Don (Peggy), one niece; Dawn Kayla and nephew; Chad, and a host of relatives and friends.  His remains will lie in repose on Friday Evening from 3:00 until 7:00 PM at Weatherly Funeral Home York, Alabama.  Westside Funeral Home Fairfield Directing.

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June 7, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Weatherly Funeal Home
1575 E 4th Ave
York, AL 36925

Service of Memory
June 8, 2019

11:00 AM
Grants Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
5290 Kinterbish 10
Cuba, AL 36907

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