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Alice R. Leverette, a family-care provider who had been honored for her dedicated service to handicapped children, died Saturday (July 26, 1997) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a long illness.

Ms. Leverette, 66, of Mount St. Mary's Nursing Home, was born in Troy, Ala., and moved to Niagara Falls in 1954. She had formerly worked in various local households as a domestic until 1980 and then worked for 15 years as a family-care provider for the West Seneca Developmental Center, retiring in 1995.

She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, served on the senior usher board, and had been recognized by her church and the developmental center for her work with handicapped children.

She is survived by a son, James; two daughters, Tracy Malpress of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sharon Ervin of Buffalo; a brother, Willie McCullough, and a sister, Thelma Brown, both of Detroit; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday in Trinity Baptist Church, 1366 South Ave. Burial will be in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston.

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