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OCT. 6, 1944 -- OCT. 31, 2004

Cleveland Mingo, of Buffalo, a retired truck driver, died Sunday in Erie County Medical Center after a long illness. A resident of the Erie County Home and Infirmary for the past two years, he was 60.

Born in Heath Springs, S.C., Mr. Mingo moved to Buffalo in the mid-1960s. He worked as a driver for Hall's Motor Freight and St. Johnsbury Trucking Co., retiring in 1988. He was a member of Teamsters Local 375.

He also was a member of the Gospel All-Stars and the Kings of Harmony gospel singing groups.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, the former Darline Dozier; a son, Edward of Eustis, Fla.; a daughter, Danielle of Buffalo; two brothers, Edward of Brooklyn and Wylie of Buffalo; eight sisters, Sarah Stevenson, Elloree Erwing, Rachel Addison and Ella Burch, all of Charlotte, N.C., Izetta Barnes, Roberta Harris and Mildred Kirkland, all of Heath Springs, and Queen Johnson of Alexandria, Va.; and a granddaughter.

Services will be at noon Friday in Mount Olive Baptist Church, 701 E. Delavan Ave., after a wake at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, West Seneca.


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