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Santa Barbara News-Press : Born Sept. 20, 1924, in Arkansas, the Rev. Wilkes was the youngest of eight children. After studying at AM&N College, now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, he was employed for 17 years by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.

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Born Sept. 20, 1924, in Arkansas, the Rev. Wilkes was the youngest of eight children. After studying at AM&N College, now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, he was employed for 17 years by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.


December 2, 2005 1:00 AM

Born Sept. 20, 1924, in Arkansas, the Rev. Wilkes was the youngest of eight children. After studying at AM&N College,



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