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Jimmie Lee Palmer Sr., 67, a singer with the legendary Dixie Jubilees and a retired City of Niagara Falls crew leader, died Monday (Jan. 25, 1999) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Autaugaville, Ga., and moved to Niagara Falls in 1951.

Palmer worked at the Union Carbide plant on Royal Avenue from 1951 to 1959. He was a street maintenance crew leader for the city from 1960 to 1992, retiring because of disability.

He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

The Dixie Jubilees, a gospel group, toured all parts of the United States.

Palmer is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Harrison; four sons, Jimmie Lee Jr., Bruce, Kenneth and Mark; three daughters, Sharon, Vivian and Janese; two brothers, Granger of Autaugaville and Edward of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Bessie Motley of Detroit and Annie Mae McDonald of Miami; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in New Hope Baptist Church, 1122 Buffalo Ave. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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