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Name: Tricia Lewis Halferty <trhalferty@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-13
Deceased Full Name Patti Ann Redman Lewis
Date Born March 24, 1937
Date Died December 7, 2006
Comments:
Patti Ann Lewis, 69, of Kennett, died Thursday, December 7, 2006, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Born March 24, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Patti Peck Redman of Kennett. She was a 1955 graduate of Kennett High School and attended the University of Missouri at Columbia. She was a member of the CY Chapter of P.E.O.

Surviving are three daughters, Terri Lewis of Redwood City, California, Tracy McGinnis and husband James McGinnis of Jefferson City, Missouri, and Tricia Halferty and husband Michael Halferty of Matthews, Indiana; three grandchildren, Megan McGinnis, Ann Halferty, and Andrew Halferty; and sister, Elaine Gerbert and husband Ramon Gerbert of Anniston, Alabama.

Graveside services will be held in Kennett at a future date.

 

Name: Leah Prindle Veatch <lpv@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-06-05
Deceased Full Name Mary Emma Baldwin Prindle
Date Born 7 Dec 1905
Date Died 30 Nov. 1951
Comments:
Working on my Baldwin,Mayes lines.The Baldwins are old family names in Kennet,Mo. Ernest Albert Baldwin, and the Mayes line is Dr. F.A. Mayes.Apparently most of my mother's family(Baldwin) are buried in the Oak Grove Cemet. in Kennett. Also there was a Hemphill line in there too. I understand that much connects to a Col David Pankey.Iam hoping Dunklin Co. will contain a good deal of it. Any help would be so much appreciated. Regards, Leah Mayes Prindle Veatch
 

Name: Judi (Null) Erwin <ibbdgrl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-10
Deceased Full Name Mildred Jerlene (Wallace) Null
Date Born 01/29/1927
Date Died 03/29/2006
Comments:
Jerlene (Wallace) Null

Jerlene Null of Hanford, California passed away at the age of 79 after a long illness.
Jerlene was born in 1927 at Kennett, Missouri. She is preceded in death by her Loving Husband J.H. (Jay) Null of Armona and her son, Jay Edward Null of Ava, Missouri, Parents John and Ida Wallace of Kennett, Missouri, Two Brothers and 2 Sisters.
Remaining to cherish her love and wonderful memories are 3 of her 4 children; A Son, Jimmie Null of Ceres, California and 2 Daughters, Almarita Hastey of Wishon, California and Judi Erwin of Ava, Missouri. 14 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren.
Jerlene lived for many years in Armona, California and was the first employee the Department of the Navy hired for the Lemoore Naval Air Station, Western Division, Engineering Command. She was promoted through the Civil Service Ranks, which took her to the San Francisco Area for
15 years. After 30 years of employment with the Department of the Navy she retired in 1987 and moved back to the Armona area.
Jerlene enjoyed bowling, reading and was a writer of poetry. Her writings were published in 1999. She enjoyed the creative arts, including ceramics, crocheting and painting.
Jerlene was laid to rest in the Grangeville Cemetery in Armona, California with her Loving Husband and Son.

 

Name: Alice "Morris" Whiteside <awhiteside@satx.rr.com>
Date: 2006-01-23
Deceased Full Name Melson David Morris
Date Born December 29, 1939
Date Died December 22, 2004
Comments:
Melson Morris
Thursday, December 23, 2004

MOUNDS, Ill. -- Melson David "Hoot" Morris, 64, of Mounds died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at his home.
He was born Dec. 29, 1939, in Kennett, Mo., the son of Silas and Versa Goebel Morris.

He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Zelpha, of Mounds; seven daughters, Sue (Springfield)Masters, Laura (Morris)Bone and Julia (Morris)Housman, all of Mounds, Judy (Springfield)Coonrod and Vickie (Morris)Green, both of Mound City, Jackie (King)Benson of Waynesville, Mo., and Alice (Morris)Whiteside of San Antonio, Texas; a son, David Morris of Mound City; four sisters, Peggy Baumann of Marmaduke, Ark., Carol Hicks of Rector, Ark., Sharon Belcher of Holcomb, Mo., and Glenda Williams of Mounds; two brothers, Oscar Barnes and Van Morris, both of Kennett; 28 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents( Silas and Versa Morris) , three brothers ( Darrell, Gary, and Michael)and two sisters ( Jackie and Shirley)

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday at Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joe McCullough officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Olmsted.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name MARY JEAN HARRIS MEREDITH #289
Date Born October 16, 1930
Date Died April 17, 2003
Comments:
Daily Dunklin Democrat
Kennett, MO - April 22, 2003

MARY JEAN HARRIS MEREDITH - Class of 1948

Jean Harris Meredith, 72, of Rogersville, Ala., formerly of Senath, Mo., died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at her residence.

Born in Senath, Mo., October 16, 1930, daughter of the Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harris, she was owner/operator of Rutledge Inn in Lewisburg, Tenn.

Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Meredith and fiancé, William E. Harris, of Lewisburg.

She was preceded in death by one son, David Scott Meredith and one brother, David Harris.

Memorial services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Lone Oak Cemetery.

London Funeral Home of Lewisburg, was in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, Tenn. 37228.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name RUBY FAYE KEY McELYEA #288
Date Born June 1. 1934
Date Died April 26, 2005
Comments:
RUBY FAYE KEY McELYEA - Class of 1953

BLYTHEVILLE -- Ruby Faye Key Neese McElyea, 70,
of Blytheville died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Great
River Medical Center.

Born in Kennett, Mo., June 1, 1934, she was a retired waitress and a member of Friendship Baptist Church of
Friendship, Mo.

Survivors include her husband, Glen McElyea Sr.
of Blytheville; a daughter, Trudee Anne Levels
of Ripley, Tenn.; three sons, Henry Harrison
Neese III, David Joseph Neese and Terry Tyrone
Neese, all of Blytheville; a stepson, Glen
Eugene McElyea Jr. of Blytheville; two sisters,
Sharon Morley and Carol Scott, both of Kennett;
a brother, Billy Joe Key of Kingman, Ariz.; 11
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Virgil
Key; her mother, Ruth Turner; her stepmother,
Billie Key; and one brother.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the
chapel of Wilson Funeral Home of Blytheville,
with the Rev. Jim Gentry officiating. Burial
will follow in Gregory Cemetery at Kennett.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the
funeral home.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name RICKY JOE McCORMICK #287
Date Born February 12, 1963
Date Died March 13, 2004
Comments:
RICKY JOE McCORMICK - Class of 1983
DDD Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Ricky Joe McCormick, 42, of White Oak, Mo., died Saturday, March 13,2004, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born Feb. 12, 1963, in Kennett, he was the son of Freda Killian McCormick and the late Woodrow McCormick.
He married Brenda Jackson, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Chance McCormick, of White Oak; one step-son, Danny Howell, of Lyles, Tenn.; three step-daughters, Jama Winkle, of Hornersville, Mo., Amy Jackson, of Lyles and Dawn Biggs, of Kennett; his mother, Freda McCormick, of Kennett; one brother, Jeffrey McCormick, of Bragg City, Mo.; five sisters, Wanda Lawless, 0Sandra Nelson, Linda Rickman, Brenda McCormick and Donna Beaver, all of Kennett and several step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Dale McCormick.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Shoup officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Nelson, Larry and Robbie Lance, Bruce McCormick, Richard McCaig and Derek Glass.
Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Lebo and Kenny Whitehead.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name H. BYRON MASTERSON #286
Date Born February 13, 1903
Date Died February, 1986
Comments:
H. BYRON MASTERSON –
Former Superintendent of Kennett Schools
February, 1986

Graveside services for H. Byron Masterson, Moscow, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Masterson was born Feb. 13, 1903, in Malden. He was married to Mary P. Rhodes. She preceded him in death in 1978. He was a graduate of Cape Girardeau High School and college. He was an educator in Southeast Missouri for 46 years. He was state superintendent for 29 counties and was superintendent in Kennett for 27 years. He was appointed by four governors to the Board of Curators at Lincoln University and served as president of the board for 18 years. Lyndon Johnson appointed him to the National Citizens Committee for Community Relations. He was a member of the Missouri Public School Foundation, which developed the statewide university a member of numerous professional and honorary societies.
He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Education degree from Lincoln University in 1956, and an honorary resolution noting his service to Missouri education was adopted by the Missouri Senate. H. Byron Masterson school was named in his honor.
He served as president of the Lions Clubs twice and the Southeast Missouri Methodist Men. Mr. Masterson died Saturday at the Methodist Hospital North, Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 82.
Survivors include two sons, Byron J. Masterson, Louisville, Ky., and Kenneth R. Masterson, Memphis; one sister, Juanita Daugherty, Tulsa, Okla.; and five grandchildren.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the United Methodist Church, Kennett.
Visitation will be conducted at the Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar, from 6 to 8 p.m.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name PAULA PHIFER MABERRY #285
Date Born June 9, 1948
Date Died June 15, 2005
Comments:
PAULA PHIFER MABERRY - Class of 1966
DDD - Friday, June 17, 2005

Paula Maberry, 57, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Kennett, died Tuesday, June 15, 2005, at her residence.
Born June 9, 1948, in Kennett, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Melba Hastings Phifer.
Survivors include one son, Matt Kirby, of Irving, Texas; one step-son, James Maberry, of Kerrville, Texas and one brother, Tim Phifer, of Tyler, Texas.
Visitation will be from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2005, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name DONA RAE FORD GRISHAM #284
Date Born May 1, 1929
Date Died July 2, 2004
Comments:
DONA RAE FORD GRISHAM - Class of 1947

Sunday, July 11, 2004
Dona Rae Grisham, age 75, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, July 2, 2004.
Dona was born May 01, 1929 in Kennett, Missouri. In 1951, she was married to loving
husband Lin L. Grisham, who survives her.
She is also survived by her daughters Cathy Grisham of Wilmette, Ill., Holly Grisham
Conroy of Chicago, Ill., Heather Grisham of Indianapolis, Ind., and one granddaughter,
Lauren Azuma also of Wilmette, Ill.
She is preceded in death by father and mother Fred and Dorris Ford of Kennett and
one brother Fred Ellis Ford, of Pulaski Tenn.
Mrs. Grisham, a resident of Danville, Ill. since 1960, graduated from Kennett
High School in 1947. She later received a B.S. degree from Butler University and
a M.S. of Education from National-Louis University, Evanston Ill.
She taught school for more than 30 years at area schools in Danville.
While teaching, she served as President of the Danville Education Association in 1967-68.
She was a dedicated participant in a host of local church and civic organizations, including
the St. James United Methodist Women, Danville Musical Cycle, Vermilion County Retired
Teachers Association, and the Danville Garden Club.
She was a talented singer and soloist for the church choir.
After retiring from teaching she found great joy as owner of Dona's Cards and Gifts at
Queen Ann's Cottage. She also was a tutor for adult literacy as well as a Girl Scout Troop leader in the 70's.
Dona was a vibrant joyful soul who had many friends. She loved to stay busy. And though her list of
accomplishments is long, they do not precisely reflect the depth of personal and heartfelt concern she
always showed those around her. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed greatly
by her family and her community.
Funeral services were on Wednesday July 7 at 10:30 a.m. at St.James United Methodist Church,
504 N. Vermilion, Danville, Ill.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of three concerns:
Pancreatica.org., 5 Harris Court, Building N, Suite 3,Monterey California 93940; Vermilion County
Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund in honor of Dona Grisham, P.O. Box 785, Danville, Ill. 61834-0785;
or to St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N. Vermilion, Danville, Ill. 61832.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name WANDA PRESSON LACK #283
Date Born April 26,1933
Date Died August 31, 2004
Comments:
WANDA PRESSON LACK - Class of 1951
Friday, September 3, 2004

Wanda Lack, 71, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Aug. 31,2004, at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Born April 26, 1933, in Rector, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Inez Eaton Presson.
She married Johnny Lack, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Mark Lack and one brother, Wendell Presson.
Survivors include one son, Gene Lack and wife, Jerris, of Kennett; two brothers, Charles Presson, of Bassett, Ark. and Paul Presson, of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Gene, Jr., Michael, Jonathan and Sara Lack, all of Kennett and three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Malea Lack and Logan Brooks.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Sept. 3, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Don Evans officiating.
Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Jeff Essary, Dallas Draffen, Terry and Terry Don Key, Freddie Poe and Kelly Brooks.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name WAYNE LEWIS HAMILTON #282
Date Born October 3, 1954
Date Died June 11, 2005
Comments:
WAYNE LEWIS HAMILTON - Class of 1972

Wayne Lewis Hamilton, 50, of Kennett, died
Saturday, June 11, 2005, at his residence.
Born Oct. 3, 1954, in Louisville, Ky., son of
Lewis W. and Joann Wilson Hamilton, he was a
U.S. Army veteran and a caseworker with the
Division of Family Services.

On July 21, 1980, in Kennett, he married Malinda
Wilkerson, who survives.

Survivors also include one son, Brent Hamilton,
of Kennett; one daughter, Dana Butler, of
Kennett; his mother and father, Lewis W. and
Joann Hamilton, of Kennett; two brothers, Boyd
William Hamilton, of Norman, Okla., and Chuck
Hamilton, of Kennett; one sister, Alice Sherian
Sellers, of Overland, Mo. and one grandchild,
Tuyen Hamilton, of Kennett.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Monday,
June 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in
Kennett with the Rev. Eric Snipes officiating.







 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name DONA LOUISE FORD GRAVES #281
Date Born December 23, 1935
Date Died January 27, 2005
Comments:
DONA LOUISE FORD GRAVES - Class of 1952

MEMPHIS -- Dona Louise Graves, 70, of Memphis
died Thursday, Jan. 27,2005, at her son's home
in Memphis.

Born at Kennett, Mo., Dec. 23, 1935, she lived
much of her life in Jonesboro before moving to
Memphis two years ago.

She worked several years as a secretary at
Central Baptist Church of Jonesboro and was a
member of the Highland Drive Baptist Church of
Jonesboro.

Survivors include two sons, Chris Graves and Jim
Graves, both of Memphis; one daughter, Melinda
Spitler of Covington, Tenn.; one brother,
Everett J. Ford Jr., of Germantown, Tenn.; three
grandchildren, Angela Gray, Kristie Shepard and
Alex Sayle; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry
C. Graves.

Funeral services are set for Saturday at 10 a.m.
at Emerson Funeral Home's Memorial Chapel, with
Dr. Johnny Hutchison officiating. Burial will
follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be Chris Shepard, Scott
Ford, Rick Baker, Buddy Johnston, Tim Gray and
Keath Ford.

Honorary pallbearers will include Jerry Cooper,
Don St. Pierre, Lonnie Talbert, Carroll
Holloway, Terry Hargett, Floyd Bonham, Bill
Gibson and Roy Rhea.

Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m., at the
funeral home.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name DELORES VEARN RAY GRAMLING #280
Date Born November 23, 1931
Date Died September 6, 2003
Comments:
DELORES VEARN RAY GRAMLING - Class of 1950

Delores Vearn Gramling, 71, of Kennett, died Saturday,
Sept. 6, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born Nov. 23, 1931, in San Francisco, Calif., daughter of the late Barney E. and Dora Jane Lincoln Ray, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett.
On Nov. 25, 1949, she married Malcolm Oscar Gramling,
who preceded her in death on July 7, 2002.
Survivors include one son, Timothy Paul Gramling, of Cape
Girardeau, Mo.; thre daughters, Doranna Lee Wells, of Harriman,
Tenn., Teresa Ann Gemeinhardt, of Anniston, Mo. and Julie Elizabeth Foster, of Allen, Texas; two brothers, Dale Ray, of Lenexa, Kan. and Gary Ray, of Hillsboro, Mo. and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Ed Jansson officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name ROBERT MILES GOLDSMITH #279
Date Born September 20, 1937
Date Died November 25, 1998
Comments:
ROBERT MILES GOLDSMITH – Class of 1955

Robert Miles Goldsmith died on November 25, 1998, at the
Rose Care Center of Jonesboro, AR. Emerson Funeral Home
had charge. The funeral home got a court order for
cremation as there was no known family to contact.
No article was located in the newspapers. This
information was received from Emerson Funeral
Home in Jonesboro, AR.
Robert was born September 20, 1937.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name DENNIS RAY GIFFORD #278
Date Born August 8, 1946
Date Died December 16, 2003
Comments:
DENNIS RAY GIFFORD - Class of 1964
Friday, December 19, 2003

Dennis Ray Gifford, 57, of Rosie, Ark., died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, in Batesville, Ark.
Born Aug. 8, 1946, in Kennett, son of Ray and Dorris Donaldson Gifford, he was a retired Senior Corporal First Class Arkansas State Trooper, a member of the Arkansas State Police Association, the Ozark Highland Trails and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Gifford; two daughters, Jill Imboden and husband, Cory, of Conway, Ark. and Saundra Sturdivant and her husband, Eric, of Vilonia, Ark.; one brother, David Gifford, of Pocahontas, Ark.; two sisters, Kay Sturgeon, of Kennett and Debbie McEwen, of Rogers, Ark. and four grandchildren, Caleb, Casey,
Jordan and Jaycie.
Funeral sevices were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the West Baptist Church in Batesville with Bill Huddleston and Jim Black officiating.
Burial was in the Wyatt Cemetery at Rosie.
Pallbearers were Jackie Lee, Mark Tovey, Otto Saylors, Ken Moody, Tommy Mitchum and Dudley Lemon.
Honorary pallbearers were the Arkansas State Police and local law enforcement.
Willis-Hays Funeral Service in Batesville was in charge of
arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name PEGGY JANICE THOMAS GABRIEL #277
Date Born May 3, 1929
Date Died Februar 16, 2005
Comments:
JANICE THOMAS GABRIEL Class of 1947

Peggy Janice Gabriel, 75, of Ottumwa, Iowa, died
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 at the Ottumwa Hospice
House.
Born May 3, 1929, a daughter of the late Ernest
and Mabel Robertson Thomas of Kennett, she was a
1947 graduate of Kennett High School and a
homemaker. She had worked for a department store
and telephone company, and was active in church.
On Feb. 11, 1952, she married Gene Gabriel, who
survives.
She is also survived by one daughter, Lee Ann
Lemal, and her husband, David, of Norwich Vt.;
and one sister, Linda Robinett of Memphis, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by one child in 1957.
Her wishes were that her ashes be scattered in
the woods around her daughter's home in Vermont.
A memorial service will be held in Ottumwa with
the time and date to be determined.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley
United Methodist Church, Ottumwa or Hospice.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name WILLIAM "EDDIE" FULLER #276
Date Born August 10, 1938
Date Died November 16, 2003
Comments:
William "Eddie" Fuller - Class of 1956
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

William "Eddie" Fuller, 65, of Kennett, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003,at his residence.
Born Aug. 10, 1938, in Phoenix, Ariz., son of the late Samuel Edgar and Hattie Emily Sexton Fuller, he owned and operated Christy's Furniture in Kennett.
He married Barbara Jean Whitehorn, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother in infancy.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin Wayne Fuller, of St. Louis, Mo. and Dennis Eugene Fuller and wife, Kimberly, of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter, Christy Lynn Moody and husband, Jimmie, of Kennett; three grandchildren, Jennifer Michelle Schulz, Sloane Allison Fuller and Allison Emily Moody and one great-grandchild, Tristin Jude Wissler.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Carroll McGruder officiating.
Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Kevin and Dennis Fuller, Ken Lewis and Larry Hemphill.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name ELBERT MARK FORD
Date Born September 28, 1958
Date Died November 6, 2004
Comments:
ELBERT MARK FORD - Class of 1976


Elbert Mark Ford, 46, of Jonesboro died Saturday,
Nov. 6, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.

Born at Kennett, Mo.,Sept. 28, 1958, he moved to Jonesboro
25 years ago. He was church treasurer and a Sunday
school teacher at Philadelphia Baptist Church.
He served as president of the Jonesboro Jaycees
from 1988-1989 and had held all offices in the
organization.

He was a board member of the Northeast Arkansas
District Fair and was a chairman for two years
of the Craighead County Republican Party. He was
a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order
of the Elk No. 498 and had been a Citizen of the
Year for the Elks Jonesboro Lodge.

Survivors include a wife, Sharon Ford of the
home; a daughter, Melanie Ford of Jonesboro; two
sisters, Bryon Ford Frederick of Jacksonville,
Fla., and Chris Kimbrow of Collierville, Tenn.;
and two grandchildren, Whitney Ford and Drake
Ford Sloan, both of Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James
Fenton and Betty Hicklin Ford, and a brother,
David Ford.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at
Emerson Funeral Home's Memorial Chapel, with
Marty Hopkins officiating. Graveside services
will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Oak Ridge Cemetery
at Kennett.

Active pallbearers will include Richard Blair,
Don Culpepper, Tim Sturch, Brad Hanners, Joe
Tucker and Terry Frierson.

Honorary pallbearers will include members of the
Jonesboro Jaycees, the Northeast Arkansas
District Fair Board, the Craighead County
Republican Committee and the Youth I and II
Sunday school classes from Philadelphia Baptist
Church.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the
funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart
Association and the Philadelphia Baptist Church
Youth Fund.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name wAYNE eLY dAWSON #274
Date Born June 10, 1928
Date Died July 19, 1993
Comments:

WAYNE ELY DAWSON, Class of 1948

Wayne Ely Dawson, age 65, died Monday, July 19, 1993,
at Evergreen Hospital. Dawson was a retired Master Sergeant
with the Unitd State Air Force. He served his country during the
Korean War and the Cietnam Conflict. Military funeral services
were held We4dnesday, July 21, 1993, at Bowr Memorial Baptist
Church with the Rev. Alfred Ikner and the Rev. Jack Williamson
officiating. The color guard fromMaxwell Air Force Base was
present during services. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery
with Cope Funeral Home of Evergreen in chafrge of the arrangements.
Mr. Dawson is survived by his wife, Ann Dawson of Evergreen;
two sons: Michael Dawson of Satsuma, AL, and Patrick Allen
Dawson of Marietta, GA.; one daughter, Pamela Dawson Maddox
of Andalusia, AL.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
(Date of Birth -- June 10, 1928)

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-19
Deceased Full Name Kenneth Ray Burke #273
Date Born December 22, 1936
Date Died December 20, 2000
Comments:
KENNETH RAY BURKE – Class of 1955

Ken was born in Hollywood, Mo., Dec. 22, 1936, and graduated from KHS with the Class of 1955. He died at his home in San Francisco, CA., on December 20, 2000, surrounded by many family members and close friends. Ken had suffered for many years with severe heart valve problems requiring extensive surgeries. He was cremated and his ashes returned to Southeast Missouri to be scattered on a farm near his birthplace. On January 13, 2001 a memorial service was held to remember Ken. This service was at Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco with the Rev. Dr. Rachel Rivers officiating. Eulogies were spoken by several of his friends and family. A reception followed at Ken's home. There has been a memorial scholarship fund established in Ken's name. Contributions may be made to:
Ken Burke Memorial Find, Exchange Bank, P.O. Box 403, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

As Ken, (prior to his retirement), and many of his personal friends were involved in the publishing business, a book was devised by these friends to commemorate Ken's life. In reading this book, I was particularly taken by a passage written by one contributor. It read:
"How like this world that your great heart-opened once, twice, three times more—should bring out the best in us.
How like your heart to give and give, not once a year but each day, as if giving like breathing kept you alive..
How like this world that your heart should take you from us, the very heart that showed us the way to open our own."

That was definitely a fitting tribute to the Ken Burke I knew and loved.
Wini Husband Hicks

 

Name: Betty Floyd Stacey <easty@bootheel.net>
Date: 2005-06-12
Deceased Full Name Bogard ( Sonny ) Floyd
Date Born oct-24-1945
Date Died march-16-1968
Comments:
He was killed in Hue Vietnam. He was born and raised in Kennett and lived here all his life. I am his sister.
 

Name: Betty Floyd Stacey <easty@bootheel.net>
Date: 2005-06-12
Deceased Full Name Bogard (Sonny ) Floyd
Date Born Oct -24 -1945
Date Died March -16 -1968
Comments:
Killed in action in Hue Vietnam during the tet offensive
 

Name: Jack Keith Osborn <kosborn3@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-25
Deceased Full Name Joe Osborn
Date Born 17 Apr 1930
Date Died 17 Jun 2000
Comments:
Pine Bluff, Arkansas - Joe Osborn, 70, of 501 Osborn Road, Pine Bluff, died June 17, 2000, at his home. Joe was born in Fairview, Alabama. Service will be 2PM Tuesday June 20 at Hale-South Funeral Home, Pine Bluff. Graveside service will be 3PM Thursday June 22 at Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, AL. Joe is survived by his brother Jack Osborn of Pine Bluff, two sisters, Iris Murray of Pine Bluff and Genell Henderson of St. Charles, Missouri, and 4 nephews and 7 nieces. Joe was a farmer. His favorite pastime was reading. He loved Louis Lamour books and crossword puzzles.
 

Name: Karen Shroyer <kshroyer@cablespeed.com>
Date: 2003-11-20
Deceased Full Name Jo Ann Williams
Date Born 09/30/1929
Date Died 04/26/1996
Comments:
Jo Ann Williams (young) Was born in Kennett Mo to Floyd and Roselina Williams. Jo Ann left Kennett and met her husband on the train ride to michigan.
She is surrvived by 5 Children William, John, Mark, Patrick and Karen and 13 grandchildren and 3 greatgrandchildren.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-07-08
Deceased Full Name Sandra Legan Thompson
Date Born age 44
Date Died June 28, 2003
Comments:

Sandra Legan Thompson, 44, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at her residence. She was a medical office manager. She grew up in Kennett, Mo., and served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1980 to 1984. After graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1989 with a bachelor of science in accounting, she worked for the IRS until 1991. She worked as a mortgage broker in San Diego until moving to Dyersburg in 2001. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home with Dr. Phillip Cook officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Ann Thompson of Dyersburg; a son, William George Thompson of San Diego; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. John Keith Legan of Dyersburg; two sisters, Kay Wheatley of Madison, Ala., and Laura Busch of Dyersburg; and a brother, Dr. John Marcus Legan of Dyersburg. Pallbearers will be Brian Busch, John K. Legan II, Alexander Wheatley, Paul Legan, Benjamin Wheatley and Dr. Kent Busch. The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 452, Dyersburg, TN 38025-0452.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-17
Deceased Full Name Elizabeth Smith Parker
Date Born April 1915
Date Died May 13, 2003
Comments:
ELIZABETH SMITH PARKER -
CLASS OF 1933 & Former Teacher at KHS

Published on 5/17/2003, The Cincinnati Enquirer
Written by her daughter, Anne Garland Parker Colter

PARKER, Anna Elizabeth. On a beautiful spring day in April 1915, Anna Elizabeth Smith burst onto this planet in Piggott, a tiny town in northeast Arkansas. She immediately proceeded to spread joy and happiness to everyone she encountered. She continued that mission for 87 years! When her baby sister, Alice Hope, was born four years later, their exceptional parents, Clarence and Blanche Reeves Smith, realized they had their hands full! Elizabeth and Hope grew up three miles away in Kennett, Missouri, in a wholesome, loving, affirming environment, punctuated with charm and wit. This is where Elizabeth learned her value system of Christian principles and positive thinking, being taught that she could achieve anything in life to which she set her mind and for which she studied. She did. At the age of ten she discovered the boys at the First Baptist Church were cheating to beat the girls in a Bible Drill. She called them on their scandalous behavior, thus intriguing the ringleader, Garland Glenwood Parker. He pursued her through Kennett High School, where she graduated Valedictorian in 1933, while Garland graduated second in the class as Salutatorian. Even with her scholastic achievements, she found time to study piano, be a Cheerleader and play the trombone in the City Band. Elected President of her sorority in college, Elizabeth charmed her way into the hearts of her fellow students, being voted Outstanding Personality in the Senior Class at Southeast Missouri State University, where she graduated with a degree in Education in 1937. She finally accepted Garland's proposal, and they were married that year on November 14. After working in Jefferson City, MO, she moved with her husband to Sikeston, MO, and in 1941 returned to her parents' home in Kennett to birth their first child, Alice Hope Parker. Garland accepted a teaching job at the prestigious Newman School in New Orleans, LA, where their second daughter, Anne Garland Parker, was born 1942. Elizabeth taught high school here and in her hometown in Kennett. The family later lived in Madison, WI, where Garland received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin. They moved to Cincinnati, OH in 1948, where he became a Professor at the University of Cincinnati. Given the times, you might think that Elizabeth became ""just a housewife'' and ""Professor's wife''. She assumed those roles, assuredly; but, she also became a leader in every aspect of her life. She was active in civic, political, social and religious arenas. She was President of the PTA at her children's schools. She taught French at Withrow High School, the New Woodward High School, where she was Senior Class Sponsor, Hughes High School and the University of Cincinnati. She served on the Board of Christian Education and taught Sunday School at Mt. Auburn Baptist Church. She entertained at home, fed students of all ages, was the ""Mother'' to International students and Hostess to all. There were always boyfriends and giggly girlfriends of her daughters in her home. Her door was open to everyone, regardless of race, religion or nationality. She organized events at church, was Precinct Chairperson in her neighborhood, and began a life-long relationship with a small, intellectual group of Professors' wives, lovingly known as ""The Talking Club,'' which still meets to this day! Their only rule was that they would speak ""adult'' and talk about issues other than their children. Of course, they did both! In 1961, Elizabeth was Mother of the Bride when Hope married John Lathrop of Rochester, NY. Three and a half years later, their hearts were broken when they buried John, who was killed in a car accident. Joy returned in 1965 when Anne married Edward Colter of Boca Raton, FL. With both daughters gone and ""off the payroll,'' Elizabeth and Garland resumed their Honeymoon, traveling worldwide. They loved going to Europe, and while living in the Middle East, they made many lasting relationships with educators in the region. She and her husband were active members of the Westwood United Methodist Church, where they were team teachers for the Wesmates Sunday School Class. After moving to Poinciana, FL in 1987, at the age of 73, they joined the First Methodist Church in Kissimmee, where they were asked to start a Sunday School Class, which later became known as the Parker-Genesis Class. This began a happy relationship with many people whom they dearly loved. E Elizabeth continued spreading her Christian love and joy through her church, her neighborhood and even to people in the hospital and Good Samaritan Health Care Center, where she peacefully left this planet on Tuesday, May 13, 2003. She had a deep belief in God and His plan of salvation through His Son, Jesus. She accepted by faith that by committing her heart and life to Him, she would spend eternity in Heaven. It was her fervent desire that everyone she knew would do likewise. God took Garland home first, because as we all know, he truly could not have lived without her. Left to mourn her passing, yet celebrate her life and its impact on them are her daughter Anne Garland Parker Colter, her son-in-law Edward J. Colter, with whom she had a wonderful relationship, both of Houston, TX; her baby sister, who grew up to become Dr. Hope Smith Daugherty and who resides in Poinciana, FL; her nieces, whom she loved like daughters, Elizabeth (Beth) Anne Daugherty and Lynn Hope Daugherty Shrewsbury, both professional career women of St. Louis, MO, and her highly respected Nuclear Physicist nephew Dr. Brett Parker of Stony Brook, NY, whose work she laughingly could not comprehend, but whom she dearly loved. If everyone whose life she touched could pass on what she taught and lived, what a wonderful world this could be! Well done, Elizabeth! We will be gathering at Grissom Funeral Home at 803 Emmett Street in Kissimmee, FL 34741 on Sunday, May 18 from 2-4 P.M. for Visitation and on Monday, May 19, at 11 A.M. at Grissom to celebrate the life of Elizabeth. If you desire, a donation may be made to First United Methodist Church, 101 W. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741 for the Garland G. and Elizabeth Smith Parker Memorial Library Fund or to a charity of your choice. Thank you, and a big thanks to everyone who enriched their lives.







 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-17
Deceased Full Name Robert Dale "Bob" Akers
Date Born August 28, 1943
Date Died May 11, 2003
Comments:
ROBERT DALE "BOB" AKERS - Class of 1959

Robert Dale “Bobö Akers, 59, of Lexington, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at his residence.
Born Aug. 28, 1943, son of P.H. and Nelldean Smith Akers, of St. Francis, Ark., he was engineering manager for Mark IV Automotive and a member of the Broad St. Church of Christ in Lexington. He was a former member and deacon of Slicer Street Church of Christ in Kennett.
He married Nancy Elaine Terry, who survives of the home.
Survivors include his parents, P.H. and Nelldean Akers, of St. Francis; his wife, Nancy Akers, of Lexington; one son, Scot Everett Akers and wife, Shelly, of Jonesboro, Ark.; two daughters, Stephanie Elaine Lee and husband, Bill, of Memphis, Tenn. and Amy Elizabeth Andrews and husband, Dave, of Barrie Ontario, Canada; three brothers, Johnny Akers and wife, Karen, of San Bernardino, Calif.; David Akers and wife, Becky, of Phoenix, Ariz. and Michael Akers and wife, Jacy, of Piggott, Ark.; two sisters, Marilyn Low and husband, Myron, of Piggott and Brenda Dicus and husband, James, of Kennett; mother-in-law, Ora B. Terry, of Kennett; brother-in-law, Tommy Terry, of Kennett; three grandchildren, Brooke Elizabeth and Caitlin Elaine Akers and Savannah Elizabeth Lee; niece raised in home, Michele Lynn Jones and husband, Sid, of Kennett and friend like a brother, Bill Biggs, of Kennett.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, May 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Mr. Johnny Hester and Mr. P.J. Hardy officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Joey Clark, Rick Gore, David Smith, Joe Slicer, Floyd Coffer and Lanny and Danny Broglin.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Jaques, Henry Broglin, Larry McDowell, Larry Metheny, Dennis and Gerald Robertson, Henry Deeter, Joe Brooks, Jerry Hall, Sol Astrachan, Kenneth Reed, Tyler McClain, Dennis Rice, George Brulin, John Bobbitt, Trotter Terry, Stuart Dickerson, Willett Coffman, Keith Lawson, Joel Hatchett, Tooling Department of Mark IV Automotive-Lexington Facility, Maintenance Department of Mark IV Automotive-Lexington Facility, Engineering Department of Mark IV Automotive- Lexington Facility and Joe Caldwell of Mark IV Automotive- Ocala, Florida Facility.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-14
Deceased Full Name Billy Wayne Young
Date Born February 14, 1925
Date Died March 04, 2002
Comments:
BILLY WAYNE YOUNG –
Class of 1944 & Former Coach
From Reflections

REFLECTIONS has learned belatedly of the passing of Coach Bill Young, March 4th, 2002. Billy Wayne Young, KHS 44, well-liked outstanding athlete attended SE Missouri State College prior to returning to Kennett in 1950 to coach. Retired in San Antonio, he succumb of lung cancer. He was born Feb. 14, 1925.
Bill Young is survived by his wife, Sue formerly of Hornersville and five children: Sondra Torres of Washington, D.C.; Belinda Young of San Francisco; Renee' Young of Canyon Lake, Texas; Victoria Young of San Diego and Bruce Young of San Antonio. Bill and Sue have seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Sue remains in San Antonio at 8715 Sagebrush Lane, San Antonio, TX 78217.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-14
Deceased Full Name Donald Crittenden Walker
Date Born April 13, 1927
Date Died June 25, 1961
Comments:
DONALD CRITTENDEN WALKER – Class of 1945
DDD, Monday, June 26, 1961

DONIPHAN – (Special) – Donald Crittenden Walker, son of Mrs. Henry C. Walker of Kennett and the late Judge Henry C. Walker, died yesterday afternoon, June 25, 1961, at his home in Doniphan. The death was an apparent suicide.
Walker, 34, was a graduate of Kennett High School. At the time of his death, he was a laboratory and x-ray technician. He was born Apr. 13, 1927.
In accordance with his expressed desire, there will be no memorial or funeral services. His body was willed to St. Louis University for Medical research.
Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Don C. Walker; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth; a son, Joseph Crittenden; his mother, Mrs. Henry C. Walker of Kennett; and a sister, Miss Elizabeth Walker of Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-14
Deceased Full Name J. Warren Karsten Jr.
Date Born October 6, 1922
Date Died December 16, 1994
Comments:
J. WARREN KARSTEN JR – Class of 1940

Funeral services for J. Warren Karsten Jr., 72, of Kennett, were held Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. in the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Gary Mayes officiating.
Mr. Karsten died Friday, Dec. 16, 1994 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
The son of the late John Warren "Jack" Karsten Sr. and Clara B. Hemphill Karsten, he was born Oct. 6, 1922 in Kennett. He was married to Helen Mae Moyers who preceded him in death in 1976. He later married Mary Janet Riggs Oct. 25, 1990 in Piggott, Ark.
Mr. Karsten was the former mayor of Kennett from 1975 through 1991 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In addition to his wife, Mary Karsten, he is survived by two sons, John Karsten III of Kennett and Veryl Lee Riddle of Lewisburg, Tenn.; four daughters, Kay Jones of Elizabethtown, Tenn., Kay Campbell of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan Riddle of Memphis, Tenn. and Jo McCarver of Mountain View, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by one sister, June Karsten Parker and one brother who died in infancy.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the charity of their choice.
Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. The pallbearers were John Henry Stephens, Verlon Phelps, Ted Gargas, C.L. Bridges, James Miller and Richard Edgington.
Honorary pallbearers were Beckham Southern, Gene Lemmons, Don Cannon, Wes Sutton, Bill Brigance, Dr. Joe Zimmerman and members of the VFW; Rick McCormick, Fred Calhoun, Jack Hancock, Press Churchwell, Charles Baker and Glenn Wilcoxson.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett had charge of all the arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-14
Deceased Full Name Robert Shelton Green, MD
Date Born August 13, 1922
Date Died December 14, 1961
Comments:
ROBERT SHELTON GREEN, MD
Class of 1940
DDD, Fri. Dec 15, 1961 – page 7

Funeral services for Dr. Robert Shelton Green will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 at the First Christian Church. Rev. James D'Wolf will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery under the direct of Lentz Funeral Home.
He was born in Kennett on Aug. 13, 1922 to B. J. Green and Rozelia Christian Green. A lifetime resident of Kennett, he passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 1961 at his residence, 117 Oak Street. At the time of his death he was 39 years three months and one day of age.
A graduate of Kennett High School and the University of Tennessee Medical School, Dr. Green was a well-known radiologist on the staff of the Poplar Bluff Hospital in Poplar Bluff Hospital in Poplar Bluff and maintained an office here in Kennett. He was a consultant for various hospitals throughout the area.
His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Green; his mother, Mrs. B. J. Green of Kennett, two daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Beatrice Dianne, both of the home; brother, Ben J. Green Jr. of Kennett; and a half brother, Frank Green of Kennett.
The pallbearers are Dr. George Dunmire, Dr. Leo Benson, Bob Richardson, John Vardell, Thomas Crunk and John Rudder.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-13
Deceased Full Name Robert Samuel "Sammy" Stroup
Date Born November 07, 1931
Date Died Decmeber 24, 1961
Comments:
ROBERT SAMUEL STROUP –
Class of 1951
DDD, Tues., Dec. 28, 1961

Funeral services were held today for Robert Samuel (Sammy) Stroup, former Kennett resident who was killed in an accidental shooting incident on Sunday, Dec. 24, 1961, in Doniphan.
The Rev. Robert Crabb, pastor of the Shady Grove Baptist Church, officiated at the 3 p.m. services held at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett. Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery with McDaniel in change of arrangements.
Stroup, 30, sustained a fatal wound in the right forehead between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Sunday, when a double-barrel shotgun accidentally discharged.
Officials told this story: Stroup drove his wife, the former Peggy Lou Clevenger of Kennett, and their two children to church at 10 a.m. Before returning to his home on the outskirts of Doniphan, he reported to the Doniphan Community Hospital where he was on 24-hour call as a laboratory technician.
He changed into dress clothes and left the home, en route to church services. As he backed his auto out of the driveway, he apparently saw a rabbit or a quail and stopped the car to shoot the animal. He pulled on the vehicle's emergency brake and left the motor running.
After he stepped out of the car, he evidently reached back in to pick up the shotgun which had no trigger guard. The weapon discharged and the blast killed him instantly.
Robert Samuel Stroup was born on Nov 7, 1931, in St. Louis, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Stroup. He attended elementary schools in St. Louis and Kennett High School and was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. From May 24, 1951, until April 22, 1955, he was a Seaman in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War.
Survivors include: his parents, who reside on Kennett Route One; his wife Peggy, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Clevenger of Kennett; a son, Robbie; a daughter, Jacqueline; and a sister, Mrs. Helen Etnsiminger of St. Louis.
Pallbearers for the funeral services today were Bentley Cook, Garland Wheeler, Charles Crawford, Bill Williams, Gary Parr and Gaylon Wilson.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-13
Deceased Full Name Perry Marc Lack
Date Born May 14, 1954
Date Died November 28, 1979
Comments:
PERRY MARC LACK – Class of 1972
DDD, Dec. 3, 1979

Services for Perry Marc Lack, Kennett, were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Joyner and the Rec. Don McGuire officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
The son of Wanda Presson Lack and the late Johnny Houston Lack, he was born May 14, 1954 in Kennett. He attended the Kennett schools and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. On July 18, 1975, in the Philippines, he was married to Tessie Nobleza. Mr. Lack died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1979, at the age of 25.
Survivors include his widow, Tessie Lack, Kennett; his mother, Mrs. Wanda Lack, Kennett; one brother, Johnny Eugene Lack, Kennett; his grandmothers, Mrs. Vernon Presson, Kennett, and Mrs. Mabel Lack, Enterprise, Ala.
Pallbearers were Jerry Phillips, Mickey Boatwright, David Dennison, Gary Mitchell, Mike David Faught, Rollin Crawford, Eddie Chailland and Gary Fox.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-13
Deceased Full Name Alletha Bradley Noble
Date Born March 16, 1905
Date Died October 10, 1998
Comments:
ALLETHA BRADLEY NOBLE
Former Teacher at KHS
DDD, Tues, October 3, 1998

Alletha Bradley Noble of Kennett, daughter of the late John H, and Hettie Horner Bradley, was born March 16, 1905 in Senath, Mo. She died October 10, 1998 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. She was 93.
She married John W. Noble in 1928. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Noble attended elementary school in Kennett and graduated from Springfield High School in 1922. She graduated from Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield in 1937 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education.
She was awarded her L.L.B. degree in law from Cumberland University School of Law at Lebanon, Tenn. in 1934.
She was actively engaged in the practice of law for several years, including practice before the Court of Appeals in Springfield and the Missouri Supreme Court. She was a member of her own law firm, Bradley and Noble in Kennett. She served six years as Dunklin County Probation Officer.
In addition to the practice of law, Mrs. Noble had extensive experience as a teacher and was a member of the Kennett High School faculty from 1955 to 1960 where she taught speech and debate.
After that she returned to the Bradley and Noble law firm and Noble Abstract Company until her retirement in 1990.
She was honored by the Missouri Bar in 1985 for 50 years of membership.
Surviving is one son, John B. Noble, of Kennett; one daughter, Annette Noble Morgan, of Kansas City, MO; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, other relative and many friends.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Gene, Lawrence and Paul Bradley.
Memorial services were held this (Tuesday) morning at 11 o'clock in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett. Reverend Allen Oakley officiated.
Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Kennett.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-13
Deceased Full Name Judy E. Chamberlain McCain
Date Born May 02, 1947
Date Died October 14, 1998
Comments:
JUDY E. CHAMBERLAIN MCCAIN
Class of 1967
DDD, Tues., October 20, 1998

Judy McCain, 51 of Gulfport, Miss., formerly of Kennett, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, in Gulfport. She was born May 2, 1947.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 17, at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel in Long Beach, Miss. Burial was in Long Beach City Cemetery.
Survivors, all formerly of Kennett, include two sons, Michael McCain of Memphis, Tenn., and Mark McCain of Gulfport; and her mother, Goldie Chamberlain of Gulfport.
She was preceded in death by her father, J. D. Chamberlain.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-12
Deceased Full Name Patricia Chailland Williams
Date Born September 12, 1929
Date Died June 07, 1975
Comments:
PATRICIA CHAILLAND WILLIAMS –
Class of 1947
DDD, Monday, June 9, 1975

Services for Patricia Mae Williams, Kennett Route Three, were conducted today at 2:30 p.m. at the Lentz Chapel with Rev. Paul Harlan, Rev. L. E. Butler and Rec. John Bell officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery with Lentz Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The daughter of May Chatham Chailland and the late Frank Chailland, she was born Sept, 12, 1929, in Caruth. She attended the Kennett schools and the Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the P.E.O. Chapter CY. On July 6, 1947, in Kennett, she was married to Drew A. Williams. Mrs. Williams died Saturday, June 07, 1975, at the age of 45.
Survivors include her husband Drew A. Williams, Kennett; one daughter, Kathy L. Davis, Kennett; one son, Frank H. Williams, Kennett; her mother, Mrs. Frank (May) Chailland, Kennett; one sister, Mrs. W. B. (Amy Lou) Hemphill, Webster Groves; four grandchildren, Daniel and Scott Davis and Kimberley and Frank Jr. Williams.
Pallbearers were Joe D. Pelts, Glenn Cannon Jr., Tommy Sutton, Emile (Butch) Chailland, Alfred Turbak and Wes Sutton.
Honorary pallbearers were John H. Dalton, Dr. Jack Cash, Dr. R. I. Santos, Glenn Cannon Sr., J M. Grantham, Frank Dunivan, Fred Wright, Vernon Wright, Joe Welman, Norman Bartmess, Chester Pearman, Flake McHaney, J.R. Early, Bill Reid, Otis Miller; Darby Henry, Larry Henry, Nort Shapiro, Jack Penin, John Vardell, Jimmy Vardell, Jack Vardell, Sol Astrachan, Ernie Simer, J.D. Faulkner, Jack McDaniel, V.C. Cox, T. E. (Jiggs) Miles, T.A. Brown, James Clayton, Gene Walker, Sammy Duncan, Artie Wall Sr., Dolph Riggs, Jim Ford, Dr. M. L. Tate, Bob Stark, Tony Crawford, Leonard Stack, Charles Pelts and Dr. J. L. Shaneyfelt.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-12
Deceased Full Name Amy Nell Young Wilson
Date Born November 13, 1930
Date Died December 04, 1996
Comments:
AMY NELL YOUNG WILSON – Class of 1948

Funeral for Amy Wilson, 66, Cooter, were held today at 2:00 p.m. at McDaniel Funeral Chapel, Kennett with the Revs. Charles Throgmartin & Doug Applegate officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens.
Born Nov 13, 1930 to the late Arthur and Emma C. McClain Young. She was married to Dr. Floyd Wilson on March 4, 1950 in Senath. Mrs. Wilson died December 04, 1996.
Survivors include: her husband, Dr. Floyd Wilson, Cooter; one daughter, Debbie Morgan and her husband Tony, Cooter; one sister, Bertie Butler, Portageville, 2 grandchildren, Aimee and Paige Morgan, three nephews, Joe Butler, Lynn Butler & Michael Burnett; 3 nieces, Judith Amy Butler Swilley, JoRea Butler and Louise Burnett; other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers were Todd Campbell, Kenny Alexander, Tim Alexander, Jerry Brown, Steve Childers, Ken Robinson, Joe Lynn.
Honorary Pallbearers were Tommy Campbell, Marvin Childers, Mike Wallace, Jerry Hatley, Bill Pelts, Marty Crocker, Peter Bradelin, Jimmy Nance, Wayne Cooper, Cleo Massey, Rev. Ralph Bruce, Kenneth Holmes, J.W. Neil, Lynn Butler, Joe Butler, Chad Swilley and Gene Kelley.

 

Name: Annie <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-12
Deceased Full Name Terrence "Terry" Hunter
Date Born December 01, 1948
Date Died February 12, 1993
Comments:
TERRENCE "Terry" HUNTER – Class of 1966

Funeral services for Terrence Van Hunter, 44, Kennett, was held Monday, Feb. 15, 1993 at 11 a.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Father Mark Binder officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Hunter died Friday, Feb. 12, 1993 at the Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Dec. 1, 1948 in Gary, Indiana to Elvis C. and Jeanette Grogan Hunter. On Dec. 28, 1974 in Rich Fountain, MO., he was married to Karen Rudroff.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Hunter of Kennett; one son, Adam Charles Hunter of the home; one daughter, Bethany Lauren Hunter of the home; his parents, E.C. "Bud" and Jeanette Hunter of Kennett; and one sister, Maribeth Storey of Kennett.
Pallbearers were James "Sonny" Burns, Bob Horton, Ricky Bell, Larry Shown, Rickard Peck and Dr. Everett Mobley.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-12
Deceased Full Name Joella Vandiver Bostick
Date Born February 21, 1942
Date Died April 29, 1998
Comments:
JOELLA VANDIVER BOSTICK – Class of 1960

A memorial service for Joella Vandiver Bostick, 56, of Memphis, Tenn., was held today (Wednesday, June 3, 1998), at 10 a.m. at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Oakley officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Bostick died Friday, April 29, 1998, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Bostick was born Feb. 21, 1942, to the late Earl G. and Ethel Owens Vandiver.
She is survived by one aunt, Lara Marshall of Fairfax, VA.; three cousins, E.B. Vandiver III of Fairfax, VA., Baxton Vandiver of Fairfax, VA., and Desta Baker of Irving, Texas; other relatives and many friends.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-11
Deceased Full Name Ralph Gene Cook
Date Born October 24, 1931
Date Died January 07, 1979
Comments:
RALPH GENE COOK – Class of 1950

Services for Ralph Gene Cook, Lewisville, Tex., formerly of Kennett, were conducted today at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Owen Sherrill and Rev. H. L McClanahan officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens.
The son of the late Van E.and Glendora Miles Cook, he was born in Dunklin County on October 24, 1931. Mr. Cook was a graduate of Kennett High School and a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Navy. On March 22, 1958, in Kennett, he was married to Virginia Carey. Mr. Cook died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1979, in Lufkin, Tex., at the age of 47.
Survivors include his widow, Virginia Cook, Lewisville; one son, Clayton Ralph Cook; and two daughters: Tami Jean and Deborah Dawn Cook, all of Lewisville; one brother, Donald Cook, New Albany, Miss.; two sisters: Mrs. Tom (Polly) Legan, and Mrs. Glen (Judy) Richardson, both of Kennett.
Pallbearers were J. W. Mayberry, Ted Brogden, Dr. John Keith Legan, Leroy Wilkerson, Donald Hall and Levern Wilkerson.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-01
Deceased Full Name Mary Elizabeth Raines Ross
Date Born September 22, 1936
Date Died March 24, 1971
Comments:
MARY ELIZABETH RAINES ROSS –
Class of 1954
DDD, Thurs., Mar. 25, 1971, page 7

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ross, Lewisville, Ark., formerly of Kennett, will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Owen Sherrill, Rev. Bobbie Buster and Rev. Jack Sharbutt officiating. Burial will be in Dunklin Memorial Gardens with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of arrangements.
The daughter of Radford and Nancy Lou Baker Raines, she was born September 22, 1936 in Kennett. On May 20, 1961, she was married to Donald Gene Ross, who survives. She died Wednesday, Mar. 24, 1971, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 34 years, six months and two days.
Mrs. Ross was a 1954 graduate of Kennett High School and a 1958 graduate of University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was formerly City-Farm Editor of The Dunklin Democrat.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Ross, Lewisville, Ark/; two sons, Donald Gene Ross II and Radford Rayburn Ross, of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Radford Raines, Kennett; one sister, Mrs. Eddie (Rebecca) Shepard, Modesto, Calif.; a brother, Bon Raines, Festus; and her grandmother, Mrs. W. L. Baker, Sr., Kennett.
Mrs. Ross' body will lie in state at the McDaniel Funeral Home from 3:30 p.m. today until noon Friday when it will be moved to the church.
Active pallbearers will be Rayburn Ross, Earl Ross, Cecil Ellis, Harris Ross, Judge William H. Billings and Robert F. Milan Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Omer Gaskins, R. R. Copenhagen, Jack Stapleton Jr., Tony Pippen, Cecil Taylor, William J. Kirby, Raymond Scott, Cpl. Donald Shelton, Lt. George Montgomery, Brydon Ross, Sgt Richard Hurst, Clark Reed III, Winfred Waddell, Paul Price, Macon Culbertson, Gerald Wilkison, Melvin Shepard, Harry Rogers, Ralph Lloyd, Lynn Poe, Sgt. Alvin Mills, Mayor Sol Astrachan, and Capt. Wayne C. Brooks.
The family has requested that memorials be made in the form of contributions to the John Presley Kidney Fund.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-01
Deceased Full Name Ramona Lynne Berry Rogers
Date Born October 25, 1948
Date Died February 17, 1983
Comments:
RAMONA LYNNE BERRY ROGERS – Class of 1966
DDD, Friday, Feb. 18, 1983, page 2

Services for Ramona Lynne Rogers, Kennett, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Mayes officiating. Burial will be in the Sumach Cemetery with Boyd Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The daughter of Bernice Selby Berry and the late Clyde Berry, she was born Oct. 25, 1948, in Kennett. Mrs. Rogers was a lifetime Kennett resident and was employed by the Division of Family Services. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Eastern Star Chapter No. 211. On July 15, 1972, in Kennett, she was married to Larry Gene Rogers. She died Thursday, Feb. 17, 1983, at the Dunklin County Memorial Hospital at the age of 34.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Rogers, Kennett; one daughter, Traci Leigh Rogers and one son, James Berry Rogers, both of the home; her mother, Mrs. Bernice Berry, Kennett; one brother, Lon T. Berry, Kennett; two sisters; Wanda Haggard, Abilene, Texas; and Rosalie Berry, Kennett.
Pallbearers will be Donald Seward, Glen Whitener, Larry Ray, Dolph Riggs III, David Flowers and Harold Simmons.
Visitation will be conducted after 7 o'clock this evening and Eastern Star services will be a t 7:30, at the Boyd Chapel, Kennett.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-01
Deceased Full Name James Marlin Robins, Jr
Date Born February 21, 1961
Date Died May 8, 1978
Comments:
JAMES MARLIN ROBINS Jr. – Class of 1979
DDD, Mon., May 9, 1978

Services for James Marlin Robins Jr., Kennett, were conducted this morning at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. Paul Harlan officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery with McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The son of James M. and Paula Kay Hill Robins, he was born February 21, 1961, in Kennett. He was a junior at the Kennett High School, a member of the football team, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was pronounced dead on arrival Sunday, May 8, 1978, at the Dunklin County Memorial Hospital at the age of 17, the victim of a traffic accident.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Robins, Sr., Kennett; one brother, David Robins; two sisters, Jana and Joni Robins, all of the home; his grandparents, Mrs. May Lou Hill, Dexter, Mrs. Bertha Robins, Kennett, and Paul Hill, also of Kennett.
Pallbearers were Jeff Lack, Roger Montgomery, Damon Richardson, Billy Joe Simmons, Scott Chailland and Steve Seward.
Honorary pallbearers were member of the football team. The family suggests that memorials may be sent to the Presbyterian Church.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-01
Deceased Full Name William Mendal Cohen
Date Born October 17, 1959
Date Died May 8, 1978
Comments:
WILLIAM MENDAL COHEN – Class of 1978
DDD, Mon. May 9, 1978

Services for William Mendal Cohen, Kennett, were conducted today at 2:30 at the Boyd Chapel with Rabbi Mark Warshasky officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery with Boyd Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The son of David C. and Patty Viar Cohen, he was born October 17, 1959, in Little Rock, Ark. He was a senior in the Kennett High School, where he was a member of the football team, Key Club, band, track and golf teams. He was on the Tatler staff and a member of the National Honor Society. He was a member of the Beth Israel Temple in Blytheville and B'nai B'rith. He was pronounced dead on arrival Sunday, May 8, 1978, at the Dunklin County Memorial Hospital at the age of 18.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Cohen, Kennett; one brother, David M. Cohen Jr.; two sisters, Leslie Cohen and Mrs. Steve Hargraves, all of Kennett; three nephews and two nieces.
Pallbearers were Stan Shands, Michel Tippen, Bryan Winberry, Mike Austin, Robert Rosenbaum and Neal Sears.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the football tear and coaches and members of the Key Club.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-01
Deceased Full Name Forrest Mitchell Taylor, Sr.
Date Born December 11, 1935
Date Died April 26, 1975
Comments:
FORREST TAYLOR – Class of 1954
DDD, Mon. 4-28-1975

Services for Forrest Mitchell Taylor, Sr., Kennett, were conducted today at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel with C.W. Brannam officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens with McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The son of Ruth Stalling Taylor and the late Sam Mitchell Taylor, he was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Burdette, Ark. Mr. Taylor was employed as a mechanic at Kirk and Bazzell. He died Saturday, Apr. 26, 1975, at the Dunklin County Hospital at the age of 39.
Survivors include three sons, Forrest M. Taylor, Jr., David Anthony and Gregory Paul, all of Charleston, S.C.; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Taylor, Kennett; one sister, Virginia Moore, Blytheville, Ark.
Pallbearers were Bill Merideth, Bud Faught, John Wilder, John Huffman, Reggie Westerfield and Doug Richardson.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-30
Deceased Full Name Janice E. Boyd Millikin
Date Born January 19, 1944
Date Died March 29, 2002
Comments:
JANICE E. BOYD MILLIKIN - Class of 1961

Jonesboro Sun – Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2002

Greenway – Janice E. Millikin, 58, of Greenway died Friday, March 29, 2002, at her home. She was born Jan. 19, 1944.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Millikin of the home; one son Kevin Millikin of Greenway; her mother, Monetta Boyd, of Greenway; three brothers, Jerald Boyd and Keith Stacey, both of Greenway, and James Stacey, of Clark, MO; and one sister, Demetra Morton of Paragould.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Wayne Boyd, one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home in Piggott with Jerry Millikin and Jimmy Millikin officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 

Name: Annie <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-25
Deceased Full Name Gerald L. Cook
Date Born November 06, 1938
Date Died March 29, 1983
Comments:
GERALD L. COOK – Class of 1957
DDD, Thurs., Mar 31, 1983, page 3

Services for Gerald L. Cook, Kennett, were conducted today at 3p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel with the Reverends Wayne Norton and A. C. Gardner officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens.
The son of Ada Furlow Cook and the late Lyman Lee Cook, he was born Nov. 6, 1938, in Kennett. On April 18, 1961, in Kennett, he was married to Barbara Jean Julian. Mr. Cook was employed by the X-Pert Auto Center and was a member of the Ely Baptist Church. He died Tuesday, Mar. 29, 1983, at the St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 44.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Cook, Kennett; one son, Randal Lynn Cook, Kennett; mother, Mrs. Ada Cook, Kennett; one brother, Steve Cook, Sikeston; two sisters: Brenda Horton, Kennett, and Shirley Linley, Jackson.
Pallbearers were Bradley Benson, Ray Crawford, George Nelson, Jim Akers, Junior Poe and Roy Daniels.
Honorary pallbearers were Ike Mungle, Howard Vedier, Theodore Allen, Hoyt Wright, Rev. Curt Brown, Rev. David Michaels, Leo Carnett, Troy Rebstock, T. R. Baker, Howard Noble and Glen Barnes.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-25
Deceased Full Name Lori L. Dollins
Date Born July 25, 1969
Date Died February 24, 1994
Comments:
LORI L. DOLLINS – Class of 1987

Funeral services for Lori L. Dollins, 24, Kennett, were Sunday, Feb. 27, 1994 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Revs. Harry Turner, Clint Hopkins and Tim Dollins officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Ms. Dollins died Thursday, Feb. 24, 1994 at her residence. She was born July 25, 1969 in Kennett, to Jack and Carolyn Franklin Dollins.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin and Alex Johnson of the home; her parents, Jack and Carolyn Dollins of Kennett; her grandparents, May Dollins of Kennett, Eunice Franklin of Vidalia, Ga.; two brothers, Mark Dollins, Tim Dollins, both of Kennett; and one sister, Rhonda Dollins of Truman, Ark.
Pallbearers were Paul Langdon, Steve, Cupp, Wayne Johnson, Rick Turner, Doug Criswell and David Usery.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-25
Deceased Full Name Laverne Tinkle Baker
Date Born August 10, 1938
Date Died August 14, 1975
Comments:
LAVERNE TINKLE BAKER – Class of 1956
DDD, Wed. Apr. 16, 1975 – page 2

Laverne Tinkle Baker, Paducah, Ky., a former Kennett resident died Monday, Aug. 14, 1975, at the Dunklin County Memorial Hospital in Kennett at the age of 37. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Tinkle, she was born Aug. 10, 1938. She was a graduate of Kennett High School and was married to Leon Baker.
Survivors include her husband, Leon Baker, Paducah, Ky.; two sons, Lee and Lynn; one daughter, Lisa, all of the home; two brothers, Jimmy Tinkle, Little Rock, Ark., and Donald Tinkle, Kennett; four sisters, Gladys Powell and Kiddy Hefner, both of Little Rock, Ark.; Nadine Whitehorn, Kennett and Glenda Parsons, Cape Girardeau. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Paducah with Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah in charge of the arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-25
Deceased Full Name Randall Scott Bradshaw
Date Born January 08, 1961
Date Died March 10, 1998
Comments:
RANDALL SCOTT BRADSHAW – Class of 1979

Randall Scott Bradshaw, 37, of Holcomb died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center due to an automobile accident. Funeral services are today, March 12, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Bradshaw Chapel in Kennett. Rev. Don Slatton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Bradshaw was born Sunday, January 8, 1961, in Kennett to Bill and Carmeletta (Tyler) Bradshaw. He was a member of the Ely Baptist Church in Kennett and was a carpenter by trade.
Survivors include his father; a special friend, Cynthia Ranson of Holcomb; two stepdaughters, Ashley Ranson of the home and Kristy Ransom of Little Rock, Ark.; a sister and her spouse, Susan and Walter Dearing of Kennett; a brother and his spouse, Keith and Angie Bradshaw of Kennett; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-25
Deceased Full Name Gena Lynn McFadden
Date Born March 09, 1965
Date Died August 25, 1985
Comments:
GENA LYNN MC FADDEN – Class of 1983
DDD, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1985

Graveside services for Gena Lynn McFadden, Kennett, were conducted Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Poole officiating. McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.
The daughter of Leon and Lawown Bell McFadden, she was born March 9, 1965, in Forrest City, Ark., She died Aug. 25, 1985, at the age of 20.
Survivors include one daughter, Crystal Melinda Hindmon, Kennett; her parents: Mr. and Mrs. Leon McFadden, Kennett; grandmothers: Edna McFadden, St. Louis, and Mattie Shahan, Kennett; two aunts: Lorene Early, St. Louis, and Ruby Griffin, Cape Girardeau: two uncles: Tommy and James Tangle, both of Kennett.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-25
Deceased Full Name Ronald Abmeyer, Sr.
Date Born November 30, 1943
Date Died December 19, 2002
Comments:
RONALD ABMEYER, SR – Class of 1962

Ronald Abmeyer, Sr., 58, of Kennett, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born Nov 30, 1943, in Kennett, he was the son of Orville and Peggy Abmeyer, of Kennett.
On Oct. 26, 1963, he married Donna Truelove, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include on son, Ronald Abmeyer, Jr., and wife, Susan, of Kennett; two daughters, Letraonna Gentry and husband, Freddy, of Kennett and Lattricia Meuller and husband, Jay, of Rock Springs, Wyo.; seven grandchildren, Ronald O. Abmeyer, III, Lara Lea Abmeyer, Tyler, Travis and Tanner Gentry and Zachary and Makaela Meuller and one sister, SrGail Sue Payne, of St. Francis, Ark.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett, with the Rev. Brian Johnson officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Dolph Riggs, Billy Joe Wilson, Larry Pritchard, Tommy Clubb, Jerry Byrd and Jim Angel.
Honorary pallbearers were Larry Arnold, Jim Blankenship, Larry Webb, Orville Alsup, Frankie Campbell, Kenneth Ford, Tony Crawford, Rick Ross and Norman Russell.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-25
Deceased Full Name Larry Keith Pritchard, Jr.
Date Born January 19, 1967
Date Died September 02, 1988
Comments:
LARRY KEITH PRITCHARD, JR – Class of 1985
DDD, Sept. 6, 1988

Funeral services for Larry Keith Pritchard Jr., 21, of Kennett, were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Hester officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Pritchard died Sept. 2, 1988, at Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Jan. 19, 1967 in Aurora, Colo., to Larry K. Pritchard, Sr. and Sharon L. Key Pritchard. He was an employee of UARCO in Kennett.
Survivors include his parents of Kennett; two brothers, Michael Pritchard of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Jason Pritchard of Kennett; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Key of Holcomb, Millie Trout of Kennett, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pritchard of Phoenix, Ariz.
Pallbearers were Matt Jackson, Jeff Crittenden, Steve Cook, Steve Horton, Warren Jacobs and Ronnie Rickman.
Active pallbearers were Keith Jones, Scott Daugherty, Jerry Neal, Paul Diggs, Jr., Neil Pickens, and Mike Whitner.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-25
Deceased Full Name Walter Raymond Smith
Date Born February 04, 1931
Date Died November 06, 1989
Comments:
WALTER RAYMOND SMITH – Class of 1949
DDD, Nov 8, 1989

Funeral services for Walter Raymond Smith, 58, Olathe, Kansas formerly of Kennett, were conducted today, Nov. 8, 1989 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel, Kennett, with the Rev Don McGuire officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The son of the late Rev. Williams Eric and Flora Lee Peeler Smith, he was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Smith was a graduate of the Missouri School of Mines, Rolla, and was a 2nd Lt. In the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, discharged in 1955. He was a member of the Emanuel Baptist Church, Overland Park, Kansas. He was employed by the Missouri Highway Department as a resident engineer from 1955 to 1969. From 1969 to 1985, he was employed by J.A. Tobin Construction, Kansas City, and from 1985 to 1989 he was employed by W.A Willis Construction as senior project engineer. On July 27, 1956, he was married to Irene Wright. Mr. Smith died Monday, Nov. 6, 1989, in Olathe, Kansas.
Survivors include: his wife, Irene Smith, Olathe; two daughters, Kim Smith Stanley, Tulsa, Okla., and Krisi Smith Wyatt, Olathe; and one brother, Dr. Williams E. Smith, Jackson, Miss.
Pallbearers were Bob Streddo, Donald Hall, Donald Wall, Hershel Tucker, C.P. Bennett, and Jesse "Snowball" Woodard.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name John Paul Phillips
Date Born November 14, 1931
Comments:
JOHN PAUL PHILLIPS – Class of 1949

John Paul Phillips, 68, of Fort Meyers Beach, Fla., and formerly of Lansing, Mich., passed away on May 1, 2000 at the Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers, Fla.
John was born Nov. 14, 1931. He is survived by: his wife Mary; children Joel and Patty Smith of Seattle, Wash., Bryan and Penny Smith of Mooresville, NC., and Marlana Smith of Lansing, Mich., and three grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held in Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice House of Fort Myers.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name John C. Meredith
Date Born age 66
Date Died July 24, 1993
Comments:
JOHN C. MEREDITH – Class of 1948

John C. Meredith, 66, of Belleville, died Saturday, July 24, 1993 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.
He was a retired buyer for McDonald Douglas Corporation, and a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, and a World Was II Army Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli Vernon and Ruby Mae, nee Clarke, Meredith; two brothers, Harry and Bill Meredith.
Survivors are his wife Jean P. Meredith, nee Wilkerson; a son and daughter-in-law, Gene Harlan and wife, Julie Peyton of St. Louis; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and husband, Bob Kennedy of Fox River Grove, Ill.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and wife, Pam Meredith of Lewisburg, Tenn., Thomas and wife, Betty Meredith of Elizabethtown, Ky.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Jane and husband, Bob Gillespie of Bowling Green, Ky.; Peggy Kupiron of Louisville, Ky., Ann and husband Bob Beck of Ripley, N.Y., and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held today at 2:30 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church Chapel with Dr. Fred Cornell officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Belleville, Ill.
Visitation was held Monday evening from 5:00 until 9:00 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville.
Memorials may be made to National Presbyterian Mariners, 3704 North Belt West, Belleville, Ill. 62223.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name Pattye Jackson Sturch
Date Born October 13, 1929
Date Died March 16, 2001
Comments:
PATTYE JACKSON STURCH – Class of 1947

Pattye Sturch, 71, of Kennett, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Born Oct. 13, 1929, in Kennett, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Nannie Pricilla Baker Jackson.
In January of 1953, she married Marion H. Sturch, who preceded her in death in August of 1957.
She ws also preceded in death by one son, Paul Henry (Hank) Sturch; one brother and seven sisters.
Survivors include three sons, Randy and Tim Sturch, both of Memphis and Tracy Sturch, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one daughter, Cynthia Britton, of Memphis; one sister, Thelma Matthews, of Kennett; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Ed Jansson officiating.
Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Michael Paul Whitlock, Ben Whitlock, Daniel Whitlock, Adam Sturch, Lee Matthews and Mark Ford.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name Ernie Simer
Date Born April 11, 1927
Date Died April 20, 2001
Comments:
ERNIE SIMER – Class of 1945

Ernie Simer, 74, of Kennett, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
Born April 11, 1927, in Portageville, Mo., the son of the late Mitchell Francis and Cora Gertrude Adcock Simer, he was a pharmacist and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII.
On April 9, 1982, in Kennett, he married Betty Wilson, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include two sons, Adam Paul Simer, of Memphis, Tenn. And Michael Whaley, of Kennett; five daughters, Cynthia Ann Kelley, of Memphis, Shayne McGuire, of Los Angeles, Calif., Melodie Jackson, of Kennett, Sherry Boone, of Doniphan, Mo. and Carla Young, of Portageville; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one sister; Sarah Humphrey.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were J.C. Skaggs, Keith Mitchell, Bruce Young, Bill Brigance, Danny Sullivan and Chris Bickerstaff.
Honorary pallbearers were Eules Hively, Omer Gaskins, Bill Buchanan, David Ketchum, George Shivley, Bill Clevenger and Brian Mitchell.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name Noah F. "Bubbles" Mobley
Date Born July 05, 1925
Comments:
NOAH F. "Bubbles" MOBLEY – Class of 1943

Graveside services for Noah F. "Bubbles" Mobley, 66, of Kennett, will be held Sunday, January 19, 1992, at 9:00 a.m. at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett, with Reverend Don McGuire officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge with McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of arrangements. Mr. Mobley died Thursday, January 16, 1992, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Mr. Mobley was born July 5, 1925, in Kennett, the son of the late Everett B. and Josie Aileen Donaldson Mobley. He served as a sergeant with the Missouri State Highway Patrol until his retirement to Kennett.
He is survived by: two sons, Tom Mobley of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Charles Mobley of Indianapolis, Indiana; and two sisters, Josephine Ferguson of Newark, Delaware, and Mary D. Buford of Germantown, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Mobley.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dunklin County Library.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name Mary Josephine Hemphill Lovelace
Date Born December 16, 1931
Date Died December 09, 1991
Comments:
MARY HEMPHILL LOVELACE –
Class of 1949

Funeral services for Mary Josephine Hemphill Lovelace, 59, of Greenwood, Mississippi, formerly of the Kennett area, were held today, Wednesday, December 11, 1991, at 2:00 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel, Kennett with Reverend Allen Oakley officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Kennett with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lovelace died Monday, December 9, 1991 in Greenwood, Miss.
Mrs. Lovelace was born December 16, 1931 in Kennett, the daughter of the late George Fleener and Irene Baldwin Hemphill.
She is survived by: three sons, Mark Hemphill Lovelace of Eden Prairie, Minn., Thomas William Lovelace of Greenwood, Miss., and Scott Lovelace of Tupelo, Miss.; one daughter, Georganna Neill of Greenwood, Miss.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Anne Neill, Anna Lisa Neill, William "Will" Calvin Neill II, Mary Claire Neill and Anita Charles Lovelace, all of Greenwood, Miss.; and many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Joe Hemphill, J.R. Early, John Karsten, George Workman, Randy Carter and Richard Edgington.
Honorary pallbearers were Warren Karsten, Dr. Joe Zimmerman, Glen Rogers and William Calvin Neill II.
Visitation was held Tuesday evening at 5:00 o'clock at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name June Wilcox Wagster
Date Born December 23, 1930
Date Died April 08, 1994
Comments:
JUNE WILCOX WAGSTER –
Class of 1948

Funeral services for June Wagster, 63, Kennett, were held on Sunday, April 10, 1994, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kennett, with the Rev. James McCrary officiating. Interment was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wagster died Friday, April 8, 1994, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Mrs. Wagster, the daughter of the late Leonard Wilcox and Viva Wilcox Nutt, was born on December 23, 1930 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. On July 9, 1951 she was married to Cecil Wagster in Kennett.
Mrs. Wagster was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett.
She is survived by: her husband, Cecil Wagster of Kennett; one son and his wife, Mike and Shelia Wagster, Portageville; one grandson, Jared Wagster, Portageville; and many other friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by: her father, Leonard Wilcox; her mother and stepfather, Viva Wilcox Nutt and John Nutt; and one sister, Sarah Wilcox.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name Bobby Gale Clay
Date Born December 19, 1926
Date Died February 11, 1994
Comments:
BOBBY GALE CLAY – Class of 1945

Funeral services for Bobby Gale Clay, 67, Kennett, will be Saturday, Feb. 19, 1994 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Caruthersville, MO., with Elder Carl Fleming officiating.
Mr. Clay died Friday, Feb. 11, 1994 at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born Dec. 19, 1926 in Kennett, to Harrison and Cora Mullen Clay. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and was retired from Steak and Ale Corporate Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. On Sept 19, 1947 in Piggott, Ark., he was married to Cleo Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Cleo Clay of Kennett; and his mother, Cora Mullen Clay.
Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett will be in charge of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name Jack Osborn
Date Born March 03, 1923
Date Died August 08, 2000
Comments:
JACK OSBORN – Class of 1941

Jack Osborn, 77, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
Born, March 3, 1923, at Bear Creek, Ala., son of the late George and Mary Rosa (Bull) Osborn, he was a farmer and member of the Green Meadow Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. He was a member of the Army, having served in World War II. He owned Big-Mo Farms and Arkansas-Mo Farms, as well as his own trucking company.
On Sept. 10, 1959, in Kennett, he married Barbara Fadler Osborn, who survives of the home in Pine Bluff.
Other survivors include, two sons, Jack Keith Osborn of Little Rock, Ark. and Steve Osborn of Conway, Ark.; one daughter, Cindy Luanne Jones of Pine Bluff, two sisters, Genell Henderson of St. Charles, Mo., and Iris Rose Murray of White Hall, Ark. and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Osborn and George Osborn, Jr.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Aug 16, at 2 p.m. in Dunklin County with Bert Thomas officiating.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name Medah Ann Stewart Cash
Date Born May 21, 1930
Date Died February 07, 1994
Comments:
MEDAH ANN STEWART CASH –
Class of 1948

Funeral services for Medah Ann Cash, 63, Kennett, was today, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1994 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Kennett with Rev. Gary Mayes officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Cash died Monday, Feb. 7, 1994 at her residence. She was born May 21, 1930 at Blytheville, Ark., to Lynn A. Stewart and Bertie Lee Gargas Stewart. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Kennett. On June 27, 1948 in Kennett, she was married to Dr. Charles R. "Jack" Cash.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Charles R. "Jack" Cash of Kennett; her mother, Mrs. Lynn Stewart of Kennett; one son, Dan Cash of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Jackie Koirtyohann of Stephens City, Virginia, Ann Cash of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren, Matthew and Kara Koirtyohann, both of Stephens City, Virginia.
Pallbearers were Ted Gargas, Ben Byrd, Matthew Koirtyohann, Tony Byrd, William Edwin Byrd III, Steve Cash and David Gargar.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name Clifton Campbell Glasgow
Date Born March 17, 1926
Date Died August 19, 2000
Comments:
CLIFTON C. GLASGOW – Class of 1944

Bobbie McAdams Glasgow of Oak Cliff died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000.
She was born Sept. 17, 1926, in Hillsboro, Texas.
Clifton Campbell Glasgow died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000.
He was born in Rector, Ark., March 17, 1926.
Clifton was a salesman for Sears for more than 20 years prior to his retirement. Bobbie worked as office manager for Dr. Robert Tromly prior to retirement.
They are survived by a son, Dwight Steven Glasgow.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, Dallas, Texas. Interment was in Laurel Land Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name Jack Andrew McMahon
Date Born March 22, 1924
Date Died June 25, 2001
Comments:
JACK ANDREW MCMAHON – Class of 1942

Jack Andrew McMahon, 77, of Sycamore, Ill., died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Sycamore.
Born March 22, 1924, in West Frankfort, Ill., son of the late William Henry and Allie Lee Moran McMahon, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II.
On May 29, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., he married Essie Twinette Kendrick, who preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 1994.
Survivors include three sons, Keith McMahon and wife, Kathy, of Homeworth, Ohio, Dana McMahon and wife, Sandi, of Sycamore and Dale McMahon and wife, Kimberly, of Geneva, Ill; two daughters, Jacklyn King of DeKalb, Ill., and Susan McMahon, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and six grandchildren, Megan, Jessie and Sarah McMahon of Homeworth, Emily King, of DeKalb and Jennifer and Essie McMahon, of Sycamore.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Andrea McMahon; one brother, Kenneth McMahon and one sister, Wanda Bennett.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, June 29, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
A memorial fund has been established in care of Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home, 1245 Somonauk Street, Sycamore, Ill. 60178



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-19
Deceased Full Name Joe Osborn
Date Born April 17, 1930
Date Died June 17, 2000
Comments:
JOE OSBORN – Class of 1948

Joe Osborn, 70, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died at his home on Saturday, June 17, 2000.
Funeral services were held on June 20 in Pine Bluff. A graveside service was also held on June 22, in Hackleburg, Ala.
Osborn played football for Kennett High School where he graduated in 1948. He was born April 17, 1930, near Bear Creek, Ala., son of the late Mary Rosa Bull and George Campbell Osborn. He was also preceded in death by a brother, George C. Osborn, Jr. His brother, Jack Osborn died on August 12, 2000. Jack and Joe Osborn were in partnership farming in Missouri and Arkansas.
Survivors include two sisters, Genell Henderson of St. Charles and Iris Rose Murray of White Hall, Ark.; seven nieces; and four nephews.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Annabel Lee Glasgow Gross
Date Born June 20, 1923
Date Died December 10, 1998
Comments:
Dr. ANNABEL LEE GLASGOW GROSS –
Class of 1941

Dr. Annabel Lee Glasgow Gross died December 10, 1998, in Sacramento, Calif.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Irby Funeral Home located at 301 South Main Street in Rector, Ark. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Rector, Ark. with Irby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Gross was born June 20, 1923, and was the daughter of Mr. Alvin J. and Ivah C. Glasgow of Kennett, Mo. She graduated from Kennett High School in 1941. She attended the university of Missouri and University of Chicago where she earned her B.S. degree. Later she earned her Masters and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Missouri.
She was a professor at California State University, Sacramento until she retired. She also had a private counseling practice in both Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif.
She was married to Dr. George Gross, of Sacramento, Calif.
Survivors include one brother, Clifton C. Glasgow, of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Dorthea G. Launius-Knittel, of Jupiter, Fla.; eight nieces and nephews; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Dr. Betty Ruth Glasgow Bobo, of Clarksdale, Miss.
Mrs. Eva French of Rector, Ark. is her next closest of kin.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Robert Hoy Talbert
Date Born October 11, 1923
Date Died December 06, 1992
Comments:
ROBERT HOY TALBERT – Class of 1941

Funeral services for Robert Hoy Talbert, 69, of Kennett were held Wednesday, December 9, 1992, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Kennett with Dr. John Hays officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Talbert died Sunday, December 6, 1992, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Mr. Talbert was born October 11, 1923, in Kennett, the son of the late Clifford r. Talbert Sr. and Katharyn Hoy Talbert. In July, 1983 in Kennett, he married Kathleen Montgomery Clifford. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a Navy pilot.
Mr. Talbert was a life-long native of Dunklin County and enjoyed his work in the business of real estate. He was active in the study of and his knowledge of the U.S. Civil War. He was a guest speaker at many civic and educational organizations and enjoyed debating.
He was a member of the Library board and spent many years in public service in terms of time and financial assistance. He believed that a community should never forget its heritage and that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to read. Mr. Talbert was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Kennett and served the church many years as a Sunday school teacher, lay speaker and was Chairman of the Property Committee.
Mr. Talbert is survived by his wife, Kathleen Talbert, of Kennett; two daughters, Mrs. Ken "Mary" Moen, of Rochester, Minnesota, and Mrs. Sam "Genny" Dempsey of Kennett; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Jerry "Barbara" Winn, of Lafe, Arkansas; one sister, Mrs. Samuel Ray "Genevieve" Barrett, of Norfolk, Virginia; two brothers, Dr. C.R. Talbert, Jr., of Cape Girardeau, and High M. Talbert, of Alton, Illinois; three grandchildren, C. J. Duggan and Robert H. Duggan, both of Rochester, Minnesota, and Jacob Talbert Dempsey, of Kennett; two step great granddaughters, Tammy Joe Higgins, of Clarkville, Arkansas, and Teia Jane Burkes, of Kennett; one great grandchild, Victoria Burkes, of Kennett, many other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers were Sam Dempsey, Jerry Winn, Paul Storey, Benny Freeman, Judge Michael Mowrer and Chalmers Lorance.
Honorary pallbearers were John Alexander, Charles B. Baker, T.A. Brown, Roland Day, Dayton Miles, Taylor Miles, Judge Leon McAnnally, Harold Treasure, Don Cannon Sr., Joe D. Mills Chester Pearman, L. H. "Sonny" McFadden, Loyd Wimberley, Jim McElwrath, Johnny Cook, Rex Morgan, Donald Tinkle, Russell Weaver and Steve Atwill.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name William Baldwin "Billy" Hemphill
Date Born November 23, 1923
Date Died January 31, 1985
Comments:
WILLIAM BALDWIN (Billy) HEMPHILL –
Class of 1941
DDD, Feb. 4, 1985

Services for William Baldwin (Billy) Hemphill, Webster Groves, formerly of Kennett, were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Boyd Chapel with the Rev. Gary Mayes officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
The son of the late William Adlai and Earnestine Baldwin Hemphill, he was born Nov 23, 1923, in Kennett. He was a member of the Webster Groves First Presbyterian Church and former deacon in the Kennett First Presbyterian Church. On Jan. 23, 1948, in Hernando, Miss., he was married to Amy L. Chailland. Mr. Hemphill died Thursday, Jan. 31, 1985, at the St. Luke's Hospital West, St. Louis, at the age of 61.
Survivors include his wife, Amy L. Hemphill, Webster Groves; two sons, Nelson Hemphill, Webster Groves, and Richard Hemphill, San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Julia Amorisia, Washington, Pa., his mother, Mrs. Earnestine Hemphill, Kennett; two grandsons, Dale and Dominic Amorosia, Washington, Pa.
Pallbearers were Randy Carter, John Karsten, Frank Williams, Walter Davis, Joe Don Pelts and Bill Walsh.
Honorary pallbearers were Judge Flake McHaney, Glenn Cannon Sr., Dr. Joe Zimmerman, John Hall Dalton, Warren Karsten, Landgon Jones, Beckham Southern and Bill Welman.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Linda Diane McElwrath Miller
Date Born April 15, 1952
Date Died May 15, 1979
Comments:
LINDA DIANE McELWRATH MILLER – Class of 1971
DDD, Friday, May 18, 1979 – page 2

Services for Linda Diane Miller, Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Kennett, were conducted today at 2 p.m. at the First United Pentecostal Church with Rev. J.D. Langford and Rev. Bill Thomas officiating. Burial was in Gregory Cemetery, with McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The daughter of A.C. and Mildred McCarty McElwrath, she was born April 15, 1952, in St. Louis. Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Unit4ed Pentecostal Church and attended the Kennett schools. On September 26, 1970, in Kennett, she married Gary Allen Miller. Mrs. Miller died Tuesday, May 15, 1979 at the St. Bernard Hospital, Jonesboro, at the age of 27.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Allen Miller, Jonesboro; her parents; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. McElwrath, Kennett; four sisters: Sandy Odom, Sheila Gilpin, and Judy Mitchell, all of Kennett, and Pam Holligan, Jackson, Miss.
One son preceded her in death in infancy.
Pallbearers were Charles McMillin, Donnie Burr, Linny Burr, Donnie Wilkerson, Ricky Gilpin and Boone Sanders.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Roberta Leath Jackson
Date Born May 12, 1933
Date Died July 29, 1988
Comments:
ROBERTA LEATH JACKSON – Class of 1951
DDD, Aug. 1, 1988

Funeral services for Roberta Leath Jackson, 55, of Kennett, were today at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home with the Rev. Don McGuire officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Ms. Jackson died July 29, 1988 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born May 12, 1933 in Kennett to the late John A. and Nannie Baker Jackson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a long time employee of Centerre Bank where she served as senior vice president. She was a member of the board of directors of the Kennett Chamber of Commerce, was secretary and member of the Board of the Kennett Development Corp., a former member of Delta Fair Board, member of Kennett Business and Professional Women's Club and first D.E. student of Centerre.
Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Belva Moore, Mrs. Thelma Matthews, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Ford and Mrs. Pattye Sturch, all of Kennett, and Mrs. W. W. (Eva Jewell) Smith of Brandon, Miss. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Tom Kinsey, Frank Orr, Keith Grantham, J.R. Blackburn, Don Ross and R. L. Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers were the active and retired directors of Centerre Bank.

 

Name: Annie <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name William C. "Bill" McCallister Jr
Date Born January 09, 1924
Date Died January 26, 1983
Comments:
WILLIAM C. "Bill" McCallister Jr. –
Former Teacher at KHS
DDD, Fri. Jan. 28, 1983

Services for William C. "Bill" McCallister Jr., Richardson, Texas, formerly of Kennett, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Walthers Funeral Home, Cape Girardeau. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
The son of the late William C. and Lillian Green McCallister, he was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Jolliet, Ill. Mr. McCallister was the Regional Sales Manager for the Fischer-Price Toy Co. He was a coach at Oran and the Kennett High School, and served as Juvenile Officer of Dunklin County. He was married to the former Dorris Rauth. Mr. McCallister died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1983, at his residence at the age of 59.
Survivors include his wife, Dorris McCallister, Richardson; two sons: William C. McCallister III, Raymore; and Jeffery McCallister, Kansas City; one daughter, Mrs. Karen Rice, Chaffee; one brother, Kenneth McCallister, Conrow, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be conducted after 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Walthers Funeral Home Chapel, Cape Girardeau.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Jimmy Wayne Staggs
Date Born October 01, 1969
Date Died February 10, 1991
Comments:
JIMMY WAYNE STAGGS – Class of 1983
DDD, Feb. 12, 1991

Funeral services for Jimmy Wayne Staggs, 21, Kennett, was today, Tuesday, Feb 12, 1991 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Sister Juanita Evans officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Staggs died Feb. 10, 1991. He was born Oct 1, 1969 in Kennett, Mo. to Cletus Staggs and Brenda Williams.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Cletus and Gail Staggs of Rector, Ark.; his mother and stepfather, Brenda and Raymond Williams of Kennett, one sister, Melissa Finney of Kennett, his grandmother, Mrs. Leonia Wallace of Kennett.
Pallbearers were Danny Howell, Keith Ramey, Ricky Beard, Tony Holliman, Jerry Casey and Rick Gray.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Joe Wayne Cuff
Date Born October 01, 1969
Date Died February 10, 1991
Comments:
JOE WAYNE CUFF – Class of 1953
DDD, Oct. 2, 1990

Funeral services for Joe Wayne Cuff, 55, Maple Plain, Minn., formerly of Kennett were Saturday, Sept. 29, 1990 at St. Martin's by the Lake Episcopal Church in Minnetonka, Minn.
Mr. Cuff died Sept 27, 1990 at his residence in Maple Plains, Minn. He was born Sept. 8, 1935 to Bobby L. and Alma Cuff.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Cuff of Maple Plains, Minn.; one daughter, Bridgette of Minnesota; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Karen Cuff of Minnesota; his parents, Bobby and Alma Cuff of Wappapello, Mo.; one sister and brother-in-law, Wanda Lee and Jack Baldwin of St. Charles, Mo.; nieces and nephews; and several relatives in Kennett. He was preceded in death: by one brother, Jimmy Charles Cuff.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Charles R. Cash
Date Born December 25, 1925
Date Died June 07, 2000
Comments:
DR. CHARLES R. CASH – Class of 1944

Charles Cash, 74, of Kennett, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at his home.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at McDaniel Funeral Service in Kennett. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at the First Christian Church in Kennett with the Rev. Gary Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tom Kelley, Rick Carver, John Mower, Phil Oldsen, David Hine, Jim Storey, and Randy Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Everett Farmer, Jim Sellers, Dr. Surat Sinasa, Harry Bazzell, J. C. Skaggs and Rudy Pylant.
Cash was born Dec. 25, 1925 in Johnson City, Ill., son of the late Ben Cash and Gertrude Green. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. On June 27, 1948 he married Medah Ann Stewart. She preceded him in death on Feb. &, 1994. He was also preceded in death: by a sister, Peggy McGhee.
Survivors include a son, Dan Cash of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Jackie Koirtyohann of Stephens City, Va. and Ann Cash of Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, Tom Cash of Kennett and Joe Cash of Houston, Texas; one sister, Belle Byrd of Kennett; and two grandchildren, Kara and Matthew Koirtyohann of Stephens City, VA.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or any charity of choice.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Linda Stanfill White
Date Born September 04, 1943
Date Died April 08, 2003
Comments:
LINDA STANFILL WHITE – Class of 1961

Linda White, 59, of Kennett, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at her residence.
Born Sept. 4, 1943, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of Bert and Beatrice Stanfill, of Kennett.
On Feb. 28, 1964, in Kennett, she married Bobbie White, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include two sons, Earl Dean White and wife, Nancy, of Joplin, Mo. and Terry White and wife, Tracy, of Kennett; one brother, Gerald Stanfill, of Rockport, Mo.; one sister, Ella Ruth McNece and husband, Victor, of Clinton, Mo. and one granddaughter, Katelyn White.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, April 10, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bud Evans officiating.
Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Donnie Brooks, Keith Fincher, George Archer, Jerry Moore, Keith Westerfield and Jack Lance.
Memorials may be made to the Third Street Baptist Church and Hospice of Kennett.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Elizabeth Shirmen Mungle
Date Born March 08, 1944
Date Died April 10, 2003
Comments:
ELIZABETH SHIRMEN MUNGLE - Class of 1962

Elizabeth Mungle, 59, of Kennett, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Kennett. Born March 8, 1944, in Kennett, she was a daughter of Ida Kirby Shirmen of Kennett and the late Rethus Shirmen.
She married Gary W. Mungle, who survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Chris Harden of Kennett and Joe Eubanks of Kennett; one brother, Ollie Shirmen of Maryland Heights, Mo.; six grandchildren, Joe Trisha, Jeremy and Erica Eubanks, Chastity Nance and Christina Harden and one great-grandchild, William Joseph Nance, Jr.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Sunday, April 13, in McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dennis Collins officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
Pallbearers will be Greg Dawes, William Nance, Randy Davis, Shawn Harmon, Gary French and Jerry Don Nixon.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Ricky Dean Bass
Date Born June 24, 1947
Date Died May 24, 1979
Comments:
RICKY DEAN BASS – Class of 1965
DDD, Tuesday, May 29, 1979

Services for Ricky Dean Bass, Kennett, were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Russ Burcham and Martel Pace officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
The son of Dave and Aslae Cook Bass, he was born June 24, 1947, in Kennett. Mr. Bass was a Kennett High School graduate. He died Thursday (May 24, 1979) at the Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 31.
Survivors include two sons: Todd Christopher Bass, Caruthersville, and Christopher Bradd Bass, Mayfield, KY.; his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Bass, Kennett; one brother David Paul Bass, Paragould, Ark.; one sister, Jerris Warrington, Kennett; four nephews and two nieces.
Pallbearers were Jim Allgood, Mike Kelley, Lee Reed, Ken Warrington, John Robertson and Tim Davis.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Larry Rogell Tinnin
Date Born June 12, 1935
Date Died May 25, 1979
Comments:
LARRY ROGELL TINNIN – Class of 1953
DDD, Tuesday, May 29, 1979, page 11

Services for Larry Rogell Tinnin, Kennett, were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Norton and Rev. Bob Medlock officiating. Burial was in Horner Cemetery.
The son of Mildred Brooks Tinnin and the late Claude E. Tinnin, he was born June 12, 1935, in Hornersville. Mr. Tinnin was a 1953 graduate of the Kennett High School. He died Friday (May 25, 1979) at Cape Girardeau, at the age of 43.
Survivors include one son, Derek Rogell Tinnin, Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Rhonda Susan Tinnin, Cape Girardeau; his mother, Mrs. Mildred Tinnin, Kennett; two brothers; Claude Patrick and Ronald Howard Tinnin, both of Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister, Mrs. John (Claudette) Wilder, Kennett; his grandmother, Mrs. Ella Brooks, Senath.
Pallbearers were Larry Bodkins, C. W. Knauts, Dennis Clark, Carroll Moore, David Tippen and Jack Cloud.
Honorary pallbearers were Leo Carnett, Gerald Horton, Larry Poe, Mike Harris, Mick Lynch, Richard Johnson and Benny French.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Willie James Wallace, Jr.
Date Born February 22, 1971
Date Died April 28, 1994
Comments:
WILLIE JAMES WALLACE JR – Class of 1989
DDD, May 3, 1994

Funeral services for Willie James Wallace Jr., 23, of Kennett, will be held Wednesday, May 4, 1994 at 2 p.m. at the Bradshaw Chapel in Kennett with Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Willoughby Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
He was born February 22, 1971 to Willie James Wallace Sr., of California and Beatrice Parker Wallace of Kennett, and died Apr. 28, 1994.
He graduated from Kennett High School in 1989 and later worked as a nursing home dietician.
Survivors include: his parents; two grandmothers, Beatrice Parker of Kennett and Eva Mae Wallace of East St. Louis, Illinois; one grandfather, M.C. Wright of California; one god-daughter, Karmella White of Little Rock, Arkansas; one brother, Jermaine Wallace of Kennett; and six sisters, Cynthia Sims, Felisa Wallace, Amanda Wallace, Tanika Moore, Gwendolyn Hawkins and D.D. Green, all of Kennett. Three uncles and two nephews preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be James Earl Wallace, Shawn Robinson, DeWayne Parker, Shelvan Parker, S. Walters and Patrick Wallace.
Honorary pallbearers are Edward Harrell, Wayne Harrell and Troy Wallace.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Ernest A. "Tommy" Kirkman, Jr.
Date Born May 15, 1934
Date Died November 30, 1998
Comments:
ERNEST A. "Tommy" KIRKMAN, JR
Class of 1954
DDD, Dec. 02, 1998

Funeral services for Ernest A. "Tommy" Kirkman, Jr.. Mt. Pleasant, Texas, formerly of Kennett, were held today, Dec. 2, 1998, at the Bates-Cooper-Robinson Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, Tex. Jamie Duncan officiated the services. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Kirkman died at his residence on Nov. 30, 1998.
Mr. Kirkman, the son of the late Ernest A. Kirkman Sr. And Dorothy Grimes Kirkman, was born on May 15, 1934 in Kennett. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the Baptist Church.
He is survived by: his wife, Hazel Kirkman of Mt. Pleasant, Tex.; one son, Randy Brown of Ninilchik, Alaska, one son and daughter-in-law, Rusty and Janita Brown of Mt. Pleasant; one daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Paul Pepper, also of Mt. Pleasant; six grandchildren, David Brown, Justin Brown, Wendy Brown, Jehred Pepper, Joshua Pepper and Seth Pepper, all of Mt. Pleasant.
He was preceded in death by: one granddaughter, Amanda Nicole Pepper; his mother and father; and his father-in-law, Levy White.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Joe Wayne Boyd
Date Born January 28, 1938
Date Died March 25, 1966
Comments:
JOE WAYNE BOYD – Class of 1956
DDD- Friday, April 1, 1966 – page 9

Funeral services for Joe Wayne Boyd of Kennett, who was killed in a helicopter crash last Friday (Mar. 25, 1966), in Paderborn, Germany, will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Lentz Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett. Military services will be held by the Blytheville Air Force Base, Blytheville, Ark. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Lentz Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Boyd was a Chief Warrant Officer of the United States Army. The CH34 helicopter was attached to the 11th Transportation Company of the 7th Army Support Command.
The son of Mrs. Monetta Stacy and the late Alvin Boyd, he was born January 28, 1938 in Clifton, Tenn. He died at the age of 28.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Monetta Stacy of Kennett; his stepfather, James Stacy of Kennett; one brother, Gerald Boyd of Rockford, Ill.; two sisters, Miss Janice Boyd and Mrs. Bill Grogan, both of Kennett; two half-brothers, James Arthur Stacy and Keith Stacy, both of Kennett; two half sisters, Miss Ramona Stacy and Miss Demetria Stacy, both of Kennett; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Virgie Hill of Kennett.
Mr. Boyd's father, Alvin Boyd, was killed in World War II.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Bentley C. Cook
Date Born October 21, 1932
Date Died January 29, 1990
Comments:
BENTLEY C. COOK – Class of 1952
DDD, Feb. 13, 1990

A memorial service for Bentley C. Cook, 57 of Panama City, formerly of Kennett, was held Feb. 2, 1990 with the Rev. Ronald Schultz officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele.
Mr. Cook died Monday, Jan. 29, 1990 at his residence. He was retired from Panama Machinery and Supply Company. Mr. Cook was born (Oct.21, 1932), and raised in Kennett. He finished school in Kennett and joined the Navy in 1952. He was the son of Manual Co9ok and Verna Chamberlain. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cook and Mrs. Anna Chamberlain.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Cook of Panama City; and one granddaughter, Lindsey Cook of Panama City.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Hugh Max Barham
Date Born September 06, 1936
Date Died March 30, 2003
Comments:
Hugh Max Barham - Class of 1955

Hugh Max Barham, 66, of Titusville, Fla., died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville.
Born in Kennett (Sept. 8, 1936), he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a real estate appraiser and a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church. He was a member of the Perkasie Lions Club, Rotary Club and NAIFA, in Florida and Pennsylvania.
Survivors include one son, Gregory J. Barham, of Port St. John, Fla. and eight brothers and sisters, Peggy Mason, of Albuquerque, N.M., Virginia Sharp, of Belen, N.M., Polly Contino and Charles Barham, both of Port St. John, Jo Crawford, of Glendale, Calif., Bill Barham, of Dallastown, Pa., Barbara Cook, of Oceanridge, Fla. and John Barham, of Titusville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Ann Barham.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
North Brevard Funeral Home of Titusville is in charge of arrangements.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Pamela Ann Donovan Chailland
Date Born September 18, 1958
Date Died January 11, 1990
Comments:
PAMELA DONOVAN CHAILLAND – Class of 1976
DDD, Jan. 11, 1990

Graveside services for Pamela Ann Chailland, 31, Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, were held today, Thursday, Jan 11, 1990, at 11 a.m. at Memorial Gardens, Kennett, with the Rev. Gary Henson officiating. Mrs. Chailland died Sunday, Jan 7, 1990.
She was born Sept. 18, 1958 in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of Harold Donovan Sr. and the late Carol Lee Aimsworth Donovan.
She is survived by her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Donovan, San Francisco, Calif.; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold T. Aimsworth, Lexington; her father, Harold Donovan Sr., San Francisco, Calif.; one son William Chailland, Kennett; one daughter, Heather Chailland, Kennett; two brothers, Harold Donovan Jr., Olathe, Kan., Steve Donovan, Lewiston, Idaho; and two sisters, Valarie Donovan, Kansas City, and Amy Dover, Buffalo.
Pallbearers were Billy Don McCormick, Jackie Chailland, Rusty Willis, Eddie Chailland, Rudy Wilson, Norman Medley and Kenny Harmon.


 

Name: Annie <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-18
Deceased Full Name Lyle Petit
Date Born April 20, 1938
Date Died June 05, 1991
Comments:
LYLE PETIT – Class of 1956
DDD – June 7, 1991

Memorial services for Lyle Petit, 53, New York City, N.Y., formerly of Kennett, will be Sunday, June 9, 1991 at 3 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City with Rev. Charles Amstein officiating.
Mr. Petit died June 5, 1991 at New York City, N.Y. He was born April 20, 1938 in Fort Collins, Colo., to Leo and Mildred Thomas Petit. He was an attorney and certified public accountant and worked 28 years for Peat Marwick KPMG in New York City.
Survivors include one nephew; one cousin; and a Godfather.
Memorials may be made to Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave., New York City, N.Y., or the Westminister Presbyterian Church, 5300 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-17
Deceased Full Name Edwin Larry "Bud" Brewsaigh
Date Born June 29, 1931
Date Died January 08, 1990
Comments:
EDWIN LARRY "Bud" BREWSAUGH – Class of 1950
DDD, July 23, 1990

Funeral services for Edwin Larry "Bud" Brewsaugh, 58, of Odenton, Md., formerly of Kennett, were held Friday, Jan 12, 1990, at the Providence Baptist Church, Odenton, Md., with the Rev. Ron Elville officiating. Burial was in the Lakemont Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Davidsonville, Md. Mr. Brewsaugh died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1990, at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md., as a result of a three-year bout with Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia.
Mr. Brewsaugh was born June 29, 1931. He was a graduate of Kennett High School, Class of 1950 and enjoyed attending their class reunions. He was a career officer at the National Security Agency and retired in 1986 as a Staff Officer. He had served on the board of the Civilian Welfare Fund Council and was president of the Agency Coin and Stamp Club. Having lived in Odenton, Md., the last 19 years, he was active in youth programs such as the Boy Scouts and Little League, the Kiwanis Club and his church, having served as Chairman of the Deacons and Church Treasurer.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Ward Brewsaugh, Odenton, Md.; two sons, Michael Ward Brewsaugh, Davidsonville, Md., and David Keith Brewsaugh, Pasadena, Md.; three sisters, Pauline Cauble and Madeline Goodrich, both of Marion, Ind., and Jewell McKuin, Kennett; and one grandchild, Christopher Michael Brewsaugh.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-17
Deceased Full Name Jackie Wayne Cook, Sr.
Date Born November 19, 1939
Date Died September 09, 1989
Comments:
JACKIE WAYNE COOK, SR – Class of 1957
DDD, Sept. 11, 1989

Funeral services for Jackie Wayne Cook, Sr., 49, Kennett, were conducted today, Sept. 11, 1989 at 10 a.m. at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Father Mark Binder officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens, with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The son of the late Elzie and Gladys Thelma Wells Cook, he was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Kennett. On July 18, 1989 in Kennett, he was married to Carolina Frierson. Mr. Cook died Saturday, Sept. 9, 1989, at his residence.
Survivors include: his wife, Carolina Cook, Kennett; three sons, Jerry Cook, Tampa, Fla., Jackie Cook Jr., and Jason Cook, both of Kennett; three daughters, Julieanne and Jamie Cook, both of the home; Cynthia Laghezza, Blythe, Calif.; two brothers, Elzie Cook Jr., Flushing, Mich., and Jerry Don Cook, Kissimmee, Fla.; three sisters, Clolene Yates, Dorothy Risner and Bobbie West, all of Kennett; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Cook was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Joe Cook.
Pallbearers were Don Key, Terry Key, Joe Yates, Mike Holmes, Phil Greenway and Mike Mungle.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-17
Deceased Full Name Carl Wilbert Cowgill
Date Born November 02, 1946
Date Died July 18, 1990
Comments:
CARL WILBERT COWGILL – Class of 1964
Funeral services for Carl Wilbert Cowgill, 43, Kennett, were today, Friday, July 20, 1990 at 2 p.m. at the Irby Chapel in Rector, Ark., with Bro. Eugene Meadows. Burial was in Mary's Chapel Cemetery in Rector, Ark.
Mr. Cowgill died Wednesday, July 18, 1990 at the John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Nov. 2, 1946 to Carl Avery and Mildred Florance Hardin Cowgill. He was of the Baptist Faith and was a veteran.
Survivors include his parents, Carl and Mildred Cowgill of Kennett; two sons, Robert Allen Cowgill, Carl Dale Cowgill, both of Ohio; one daughter, Rita Ann Cowgill of Ohio; four brothers, John Cowgill, Bobby Cowgill, both of Kennett, Billy Cowgill of Dexter, Jerry Lynn Cowgill of Sullivan, Mo.; three sisters, Elaine of Kennett, Jenny Yarber of Jonesboro, Ark., Evelyn Petty of Savannah, Tenn.
Irby Funeral Home in Rector Ark., was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-14
Deceased Full Name Larry C. Graves
Date Born March 19, 1933
Date Died April 05, 1992
Comments:
LARRY C. GRAVES – Class of 1951

Funeral services for Larry C. Graves, 59, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, formerly of Kennett and Forrest City, Arkansas, were held Tuesday, April 7, 1992, at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, with Reverend Rex Holt officiating. Burial was in the Jonesboro Memorial Park cemetery with the Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro in charge of arrangements. Mr. Graves was born March 19, 1933, and died Sunday, April 5, 1992, at St. Bernard's Regional medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Mr. Graves was the husband of Dona Ford Graves of Jonesboro, Arkansas, a salesman for Metropolitan Insurance Company, a member of the Life Underwriters Association and the General Baptist Church.
Mr. Graves is survived by: his wife, Dona Ford Graves of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two sons, Jim Graves and Chris Graves, both of Memphis, Tennessee; one daughter, Mrs. Melinda Sayle of Memphis, Tennessee; one stepbrother, Robert Astin of Heber Springs, Arkansas; Six half brothers, Darrell Astin and Carroll Astin, Both of Forrest City, Arkansas, Lawrence Graves, Aaron Graves and Morris Graves, all of Branson, and Bruce Graves of Booneville; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Hill of Forrest City, Arkansas, and Mrs. Shirley Montgomery of Hope, Arkansas; three half sister, Mrs. Becky Terrell of Parma, Mrs. Myra Stauffer of Rockaway Beach, and Miss Lisa Graves of Branson; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Pallbearers were Jerry Cooper, Carroll Holloway, Rick Baker, Floyd Bonham, Terry Hargett and Robin Rhea.
Those wishing to leave a lasting memorial are requested to remember the Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro or the Ben Owens Cancer Center at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-14
Deceased Full Name Don Kaiser
Date Born August 28, 1933
Date Died January 06, 1997
Comments:
DON KAISER – Class of 1952

Don Kaiser, 63, of Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of Kennett and Jonesboro, Arkansas, died of cancer on Monday, January 6, 1997 at his residence.
A 1952 graduate of Kennett High School, he is survived by his wife June Kaiser of Ft. Myers, Fla.
Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Don and Jennifer Kaiser of Jonesboro, Ark., and two brothers, Edward and Glen Kaiser, both of Cape Girardeau.
Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, January 8, 1997 at the Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home in Ft. Myers, Fla.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-14
Deceased Full Name Carl Small
Date Born December 24, 1931
Date Died July 14, 2001
Comments:
CARL SMALL – Class of 1950

Carl Small, 69, of Kennett, died Saturday, July 14, 2001, at his residence.
Born Dec. 24, 1931, in Senath, Mo., son of the late Oscar and Christine Renfroe Small, he was a veteran and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 68 of Kennett.
On April 26, 1952, in Piggott, Ark., he married Johnnie Small, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include one daughter, Mary Jo Bell and husband, John, of Jackson, Tenn., and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Ryan Tate.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with James Powell officiating.
Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
Pallbearers were Ryan Tate, Ronnie Dale Poe, Jimmy Charlton, Tom Noah and Mick and Matt McComb.
Honorary pallbearers were Slim Malone, Weldon Faulkner, Jerry Bost, J. T. Lynn, Frank Carter and member of the Kennett Masonic Lodge No. 68. JAMES ALTMAN REED – Class of 1950

Funeral Services for James Altman Reed, 67, Kennett, were conducted Sunday, April 23, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel with the Rev. Gary Gelsinger officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The son of the late Otis E. and Fannie Jo Speck Reed, he was born May 16, 1927 in Jonesboro, Ark. Mr. Reed was a member of the VFW, Telephone Pioneers and was a member of the National Guard for many years. He died April 21, 1995, at the St. Bernard Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro.
Survivors include one son, James A. Reed III, St. Louis; one daughter, Cynthia A. Foulk, St. Louis; one brother, Charles E. Reed, Kennett, one sister, Patricia Presson, Rector, Ark.; a dear friend, Dorothy Strickland, Kennett; two grandchildren, Joshua T. and Jessica Huck, of St. Louis, other relatives and many friends.
Mr. Reed was preceded in death by one sister, Demova Lee Wolsey.
Pallbearers were members of the National Guard Post #5443.
Military graveside rites were conducted by National Guard Post #5443.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-14
Deceased Full Name James Altman Reed
Date Born May 16, 1927
Date Died April 21, 1995
Comments:
JAMES ALTMAN REED – Class of 1950

Funeral Services for James Altman Reed, 67, Kennett, were conducted Sunday, April 23, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel with the Rev. Gary Gelsinger officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The son of the late Otis E. and Fannie Jo Speck Reed, he was born May 16, 1927 in Jonesboro, Ark. Mr. Reed was a member of the VFW, Telephone Pioneers and was a member of the National Guard for many years. He died April 21, 1995, at the St. Bernard Regional Medical Center, Jonesboro.
Survivors include one son, James A. Reed III, St. Louis; one daughter, Cynthia A. Foulk, St. Louis; one brother, Charles E. Reed, Kennett, one sister, Patricia Presson, Rector, Ark.; a dear friend, Dorothy Strickland, Kennett; two grandchildren, Joshua T. and Jessica Huck, of St. Louis, other relatives and many friends.
Mr. Reed was preceded in death by one sister, Demova Lee Wolsey.
Pallbearers were members of the National Guard Post #5443.
Military graveside rites were conducted by National Guard Post #5443.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-14
Deceased Full Name Jerry Lee Wallace
Date Born April 28, 1944
Date Died January 10, 2002
Comments:
JERRY LEE WALLACE - Class of 1962

Jerry Lee Wallace, 57, of Dickson, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

Born April 28, 1944, in Kennett, son of the late Henry and Wanda Lee Bulla Wallace, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Wallace of the home; a son Brett Wallace of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Michelle White and Tricia and Tara Wallace, all of Columbus, a brother Henry (Curtis) Wallace of Frederick, Md.; a sister, Shelby Rebstock of Kennett and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 14, at the First Baptist Church of Dickson with Dr. Jim Chatham officiating.

Burial was in the Veterans Cemetery.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-14
Deceased Full Name Rebecca Julia Mayberry Fisher
Date Born December 03, 1934
Date Died March 27, 1998
Comments:
REBECCA JULIA MAYBERRY FISHER - Class of 1952

Rebecca Julia Mayberry Fisher, 63, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday, March 27, 1998, at her home.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 4, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Loyd Adams officiating.
Mrs. Fisher was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Kennett, the daughter of Ray Mayberry and Vera (Warrington) Mayberry. She was of the Baptist faith and attended North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. Fisher was an LPN. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include five daughters, Linda Walker of Maryville, Tenn., Nancy Kirk of Newbern, N.C., Julia Garrett of Houston Texas, Rebecca Bond of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jo Dawn Curtis of Chandler, Ariz., one son, Calvin R. Wallace III of Murfreesboro, Tenn., nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-13
Deceased Full Name Mary Louise Ballard Goodwin
Date Born September 04, 1930
Date Died March 25, 2000
Comments:
MARY LOUISE (BALLARD) GOODWIN – Class of 1949

Florida woman was longtime resident of Hermitage.

Bayonet Point, Fla. – Mary Louise Goodwin, Spring Hill, Fla., formerly of Kennett, Mo.; Carnegie, Pa.; Venice, Fla.; and a longtime resident of Hermitage, died at 6:12 a.m. Saturday (03-25-2000) in Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point after an extended illness. She was 69.
Mrs. Goodwin was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Akron to Edward and Mary McWorthy Ballard.
The 1949 alumna of Kennett High School was a past president of Shenango Valley Junior Women's Club, Sharon.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Jimmie D. Goodwin, whom she married June 10, 1951, at home; a daughter, Linda Iannacone, Hermitage; three sons, Robert, Palm Harbor, Fla.; Charles, Moon Township, Allegheny County; and Scott, Pittsburgh; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service was set for 2 p.m. today (3-27-00) in First Assembly of God Church, Spring Hill, with the Rev. Tim Coats, officiating.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-13
Deceased Full Name James Dennis Burrow
Date Born May 22, 1930
Date Died August 18, 1996
Comments:
JAMES DENNIS BURROW – Class of 1947

Graveside services for James Dennis Burrow, 66, Greenville, S.C., formerly of Kennett, will be conducted Friday, August 23, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Gardens, Kennett, with Albert Gardner officiating. McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett will be in charge of the arrangements. Services were conducted Wednesday, Aug 21, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the Northeast Church of Christ in Taylors, S.C. with Alan Watson and Jeff Payne officiating.
The son of John D. and Neva Nunnally Burrow, he was born May 22, 1930, in Bay, Ark. He was a 1947 graduate of Kennett High School. On Aug. 1, 1948, in Kennett, he was married to Avis Marie James. He attended Harding University in Searcy, Ark., for two years and graduated from Hastings College, Hastings, Neb., in 1952. He was a reporter for The Omaha World Herald for 12 years, Public Relations Manager for Metropolitan Utilities District, and P.R. Director for Henningson, Durham and Richardson. He was president of Cine-Grafix Film Company, later he formed his own film company, Dennis Burrow and Friends, producing and directing industrial and educational films and commercials. He also wrote and produced several movies on alcoholism and missionary work of the Church of Christ. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and served as an Elder of The Southwest Church of Christ in Omaha for 17 years before retiring and moving to Greenville in December 1992. He was on the Board of Directors of Nebraska Christian Services, a Christian adoption agency in Omaha. Mr. Burrow died Aug. 18, 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Avis James Burrow, Greenville, S.C.; two sons; James Dennis Burrow, Takoma Park, Md., Stephen R. and wife Nina Burrow, Teaneck, N.J.; two daughters; Kathryn Hansen, St. Louis, Susan Leigh and husband Donald Bornblum, Memphis, Tenn.; his parents; John D. and Neva Burrow, Jonesboro, Ark.; one sister, Shirley Ann James, Jonesboro, Ark.; five grandchildren; Megan Kathleen Burrow, Teaneck, Rachel Marie Burrow, Takoma Park, James Arthur Hansen, St. Louis, Stefanie Dawn and Samantha Leigh Bornblum, Memphis; mother and father-in-law; Jesse and Lona James, Kennett, other relatives and friends.
The family suggest that memorials may be make to the Nebraska Christian Services, 11600 W. Center Rd., Omaha, Neb. 68144.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Burrow, Gary James, Michael James, Donald Bornblum, James Hansen and Bob Harrison.
Visitation will be conducted Friday, August 23, 1996, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-13
Deceased Full Name Larry Allen Stirnaman
Date Born age 43
Date Died May 16, 1991
Comments:
LARRY ALLEN STIRNAMAN, Class of 1966
DDD, May 19, 1991

Funeral services for Larry Allen Stirnaman, 43, St. Louis, formerly of Kennett, were Saturday, May 19, 1991 at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Don McGuire officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Stirnaman died May 16, 1991 at his residence in St. Louis. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stirnaman of Kennett. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Ar.
Survivors include his parents; one son, Matthew Stirnaman of St. Louis; three brothers, Paul Stirnaman of Arkansas City, Kans., Jerry N. Stirnaman of Dexter and Glen W. Stirnaman Piggott, Ark.; and one sister, Teresa McNair of Knoxville, Tenn.
Pallbearers were Frank Farless, Terry Key, Bob Smith, Cleo Gilooly, George ARcher and Tommy Crook.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-13
Deceased Full Name Billy Joe Cook
Date Born October 13, 1937
Date Died May 09, 1989
Comments:
BILLY JOE COOK – Class of 1957
DDD, May 11, 1989

Funeral services for Billy Joe Cook, 51, Kennett, were conducted Thursday, May 11, 1989, at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Galloway officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The son of the late Elzie and Gladys Thelma Wells Cook, he was born Oct 13, 1937 in Kennett. Mr. Cook died Tuesday, May 9, 1989, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Survivors include three brothers: Elzie Cook, Jr., Flushing, Mich.; Jackie W. Cook, Kennett and Jerry Don Cook, Kissimmee, Fla.; three sisters, Clolene Yates, Dorothy Risner and Bonnie Sue West, all of Kennett.
Pallbearers were Don Key, Terry Key, Joe Yates, Jack Lance, Phil Greenway and Mile Holmes.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-13
Deceased Full Name Steven Conrad Renne
Date Born December 31, 1959
Date Died July 05, 1990
Comments:
STEVEN CONRAD RENNE – Class of 1979
DDD, July 10, 1990

Funeral services for Steven Conrad Renne, 30, Kennett, was Sunday, July 8, 1990 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. H. R. Gabriel officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Renne died Thursday, July 5, 1990 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 31, 1959 in Kennett to Charles W. Renne and the late Shirley Ann Thomason Renne. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Charles & Georgena Renne of Kennett; one sister, Cindy Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; one stepbrother, Greg Haywood of Kennett; and one niece.
Pallbearers were Greg Haywood, Mike Brooks, Robert Privett, Ronnie Eubanks, Darren Isbell and Scott Tutor.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-13
Deceased Full Name Jeffery Leon Miller
Date Born January 10, 1963
Date Died November 26, 1991
Comments:
JEFFERY LEON MILLER – Class of 1981
DDD, Nov. 29, 1991

Funeral services for Jeffery Leon Miller, 28, of Kennett, were held today, Friday, November 29, 1991, at 2:00 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel, Kennett with Reverend Dale Rickman officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Kennett with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Miller died Tuesday, November 26, 1991 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
Mr. Miller was born January 10, 1963 in Dupo, Illinois, the son of Eugene Leon and Betty Levearn Jones Miller. On June 10, 1991 in Kennett, he married Roxana Gail Bowman. Mr. Miller was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Roxana Miller of Kennett; one son, Derek Allen Miller of Kennett; his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Leon Miller, Kennett; his grandmother, Mrs. Vida Miller, Kennett; his sister and brother-in-law, Deborah Ruth Morgan and husband, Mike, Kennett; two nephews, Shan and Jared Morgan, and a niece, Nicole Morgan, all of Kennett; many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Larry McKuin, Damon Pedigo, Terry Morgan, Randol Metcalf, Shane Hitt and Shannon Bowman.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-13
Deceased Full Name Bobby Wayne Billington
Date Born December 01, 1933
Date Died March 13, 1990
Comments:
BOBBY WAYNE BILLINGTON – Class of 1952
DDD, March 13, 1990

Funeral services for Bobby Wayne Billington, 56, Kennett, was today, Tuesday, March 13, 1990 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. James Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Billington died today, Friday, March 9, 1990 at the John J. Pershing Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Dec. 1, 1933 in Kennett, to Arthur Oscar and Nina Pauline Dye Billington. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge #68 AF & AM. He was a veteran of the Korean War. On Oct. 27, 1956 in Hernando, Miss., he was married to Olline Faye Muse.
Survivors include his wife of Kennett; one son, Arthur Wayne (Dink)) Billington, U.S. Navy; two daughters, Cristi Joe Marler and husband Randy of Paragould, Ark., Kelly Jean Billington of Kennett; one brother, James Arthur Billington of Houston, Texas; one sister, Patricia Johnson of Sikeston; and three grandchildren.
Military graveside rites were conducted at the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-13
Deceased Full Name Christine Dickie Hughes
Date Born September 07, 1935
Date Died July 12, 2000
Comments:
CHRISTINE DICKIE HUGHES – Class of 1954

Christine Hughes, 64, of Marble Hill, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at her family home.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Randy Poole an Dr. John Englehart officiating. Burial will be in the Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill.
Hughes was born on Sept. 7, 1935 near Hiram, daughter of Bernie Lee and Flora Mae Skaggs Dickie. On May 10, 1955, she married Homer Hughes. She was preceded in death by her father and an infant sister, Marie Dickie.
Hughes attended the New Salem Baptist Church and worked at the Marble Hill Hat Company.
Survivors include her husband, Homer Hughes of Marble Hill; her mother, Flora Mae Dickie of Kennett; three sons, Mike Hawkins of Ballwin, David Hughes and Tony Hughes both of Marble Hill; three daughters, Linda L. Mayfield and Haren S. Long both of Marble Hill and Brenda L. Hughes of Fruitland; two brothers, Robert Dickie of Kennett and Dwight Dickie of Cabot, Ark.; three sisters, Hazel Tram of Pennsylvania, Lucille Dickie of Kennett and Margie Kyburz of Glen Allen; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

 

Name: Annie <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-13
Deceased Full Name Ginger Marie Wallen Sulllivant
Date Born April 16, 1958
Date Died December 19, 1984
Comments:
GINGER MARIE WALLEN SULLIVANT – Class of 1976
DDD, Dec. 21, 1984

Services for Mrs. Ginger Marie Wallen Sullivant, Martinez, Ga., formerly of Kennett, will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. in Augusta, Ga. Elliott Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
The daughter of Valerie Wallen and the late William Earl Wallen, she was born April 16, 1958, in Hayti. Mrs. Sullivant was a 1976 graduate of the Kennett High School. In 1979, she was married to Robert Suloivant. Mrs. Sullivant died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1984, in an automobile accident. She was 26.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Sullivant, Martinez; one daughter, Kelsey Sullivant, of the home; her mother and step-father, Valerie and Bob Walker, Harrison, Ark.; one sister and brother-in-law; Rhonda and Jim Harris, Kennett; and grandparents; Mr. & Mrs. Otis Hays, Braggadocio.
Pallbearers were Perry Starnes, Davie Eubanks, Eddie Eubanks, John Wilder, Jr., John Bridges and Charles Treasure.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-13
Deceased Full Name Shirley Ann Thomason Renne
Date Born August 15, 1932
Date Died March 13, 1985
Comments:
SHIRLEY ANN THOMASON RENNE – Class of 1950
DDD, March 15, 1985

Services for Shirley Ann Renne, Kennett, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Phil Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens with the McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
The daughter of Grace Ruth Stevens Thomason and the late B. J. Thomason, she was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Salina, Kan. Mrs. Renne was a graduate of Kennett High School and a member of the First Assembly of God Church. On April 17, 1952 in Cape Girardeau, she was married to Charles W. Renne. Mrs. Renne died Wednesday, Mar. 13, 1985, at the St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 52.
Survivors include her husband, Charles W. Renne, Kennett; one son, Steven C. Renne, Memphis; one daughter, Cindy Renne Jones, also of Memphis; and her mother, Mrs. Grace Thomason, Kennett.
Mrs. Renne was preceded in death by one brother, Trinis Thomason.
Pallbearers will be Terry Keating, Don Hart, Bud Hart, J. C. Shipman, Kenneth Ford and Frankie Campbell.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-06
Deceased Full Name Carrye Ann Coble Hall
Date Born November 03, 1929
Date Died November 06, 1986
Comments:
CARRYE ANN COBLE HALL - Class of 1947
DDD, November 10, 1986

Carrye Ann Hall, 57, of Kennett, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1986, in Columbia.
She was born Nov. 3, 1929 in Kennett.
She married Jean A. Hall March 29, 1951, in Kennett. He survives her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Truman Coble, Sr. and Margaret L. Lansdell.
Survivors include a son, Tim Hall of Chester, Va.; two daughters, Julia A. Jackson of Blytheville, Ark.; and Lee Ann Hall of Kent, Ohio; a brother, George Truman Coble, Jr. of Kansas City, Kan.., and two grandchildren.
Services for Hall were held today with the Rev. Lou Johnsen officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
Pall bearers include Bob Paine, Tom Striegel, Randy Carter, Harvey McMillan, Donald E. Hall and Norman Bartmess.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-06
Deceased Full Name Drew Allen Williams
Date Born November 30, 1926
Date Died June 27, 1986
Comments:
DREW ALLEN WILLIAMS – Class of 1945

Funeral services for Drew Allen Williams, 59 of Kennett, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Chapel with the Reverends Allen Oakley and Larry Griffin officiating.
Mr. Williams died Friday, June 27, 1986, at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery
Mr. Williams was born in Kennett on Nov. 20, 1926, the son of the late John Houston and Lyle Vardell Williams.
In 1947 on July 6, he was married to Patricia May Chailland in Kennett. She preceded him in death on June 7, 1975. On Feb. 6, 1976, he married Bonnie Hulett of Kennett, who survives.
Mr. Williams was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a World War II Navy veteran and a mink and greyhound rancher.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of the home, and one son, Frank Houston Williams of Kennett. He is also survived by one daughter, Kathy Davis of Kennett; three stepsons; Nick Hulett of Chicago, Ill.; Jeffrey Hulett of San Diego, Calif.; and Tim Hulett of Cape Girardeau. Mr. Williams is also survived by two sisters, Carolyn Workman of Kennett and Katherine Hunter of Kennett; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dr. Charles Cash, Darby Henry, Jim Daniels, Richard Hemphill, Bobby Henry, and Daniel Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Sutton, Pee Wee Hogan, Glen Richardson, Dave Jacobs, Jimmy Grills, Ray Scoggins, Wes Sutton and Gary Haskins.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-06
Deceased Full Name Amy Lou Chailland Hemphill
Date Born November 02, 1923
Date Died June 03, 1986
Comments:
AMY LOU CHAILLAND HEMPHILL –
Class of 1941

Services for Amy Lou Hemphill, Webster Groves, formerly of Kennett, will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Kennett, with the Rev. Allen Oakley officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Boyd Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
The daughter of May Chatham Chailland and the late Frank Chailland. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Caruth. On June 23, 1948, in Hernando, Miss., she was married to William Baldwin Hemphill. He preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1985. Mrs. Hemphill was a member of the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church and former member of the Kennett Presbyterian Church. She died Tuesday, June 3, 1986, at her residence at the age of 62.
Survivors include three sons; Richard Hemphill, San Diego, Calif.; Nelson Hemphill, Webster Groves; and Glenn Amorosia, San Diego; two grandsons, Dale and Dominic Amorosia, San Diego.
Mrs. Hemphill was preceded in death by one daughter, Julia Amy Amorosia; and one sister, Pat Williams.
Active pallbearers will be Frank Williams, Wally Davis, Johnny Karsten, Randy Carter, Glenn Cannon, Jr., and Joe Don Pelts
Honorary pallbearers will be Drew Allen Williams, Glenn Cannon, Sr., Dr. Joe Zimmerman, Bill Welman, Bill Walsh, Judge Flake L. McHenry, Carson Jean, John Hall Dalton, Beckham Southern, Jr., Warren Karsten and Langdon Jones.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-06
Deceased Full Name Joy Vick Woods
Date Born January 08, 1931
Date Died December 17, 1984
Comments:
JOY VICK WOODS – Class of 1948
DDD, December 18, 1984

Services for Joy Vick Woods, Panama City, Fla., formerly of Kennett, were conducted today at 2 p.m. at the Southerland Funeral Home, Panama City, with Dr. Nolan Ball officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
The daughter of Opal Flinn Vick and the late Roland Earl Vick, she was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Steele. Mrs. Woods was a 1948 graduate of the Kennett High School. On June 25, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., she was married to Charles (Church) Woods. He preceded her in death on April 30, 1982. Mrs. Woods was a member of the St. Andrews Baptist Church. She died Monday, Dec. 17, 1984, at the Panama City Hospital, at the age of 53.
Survivors include two sons; Charles W. Woods, Jr., Lynn Haven, Fla., and Cory W. Woods, Panama City; four daughters; Cindy McNeal, Lynn Haven; Christy Coulthard and Cande Woods, both of Panama City; and Connie Boland, her mother and stepfather, Opal and Glynn White, Kennett; two brothers, Jerry Vick, Grenada, Miss., and Joe Vick, Seattle, Wash., one sister, Lou Ella Priest, Panama City; two granddaughters and five grandsons, and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Wayne Woods, also of Panama City.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-06
Deceased Full Name Joe Edd Harris
Date Born age 56
Date Died March 29, 1985
Comments:
JOE EDD HARRIS – Class of 1947
DDD, April 3, 1985

Services for Joe Edd Harris, Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, were conducted Monday at 10 a.m., at the Memphis Funeral Home, Poplar Chapel. Burial was in the Memorial Park.
Mr. Harris was a graduate of Kennett High School and attended the University of Missouri. He recently retired after 31 years of employment as supervisor of the parts warehouse at John Deere Co. in Memphis. He was a member of the Bellevue Baptist Church, where he was a member of the choir. He. Harris died March 29, 1985 at the Baptist Hospital, Memphis, at the age of 56.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia D. Harris, Memphis; one daughter, Mrs. Peggy Joe Masoner, West Memphis, Ark.; his father and stepmother, Joe E. and Zelma Harris, Senath; two sisters; Dorothy Jean Starz, St. Louis, and Betty Lee Kirkpatrick, DeWitt, Ark.; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Masoner, West Memphis.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-05
Deceased Full Name Jimmy "Tack" Tackeberry
Date Born April 14, 1940
Date Died August, 1984
Comments:
JIMMY "Tack" TACKEBERRY – Class of 1958
DDD, September 06, 1984

Services for Jimmy "Tack" Tackeberry, Blytheville, Ark., formerly of Kennett and Caruth, were conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverends Norman Carter and Marilyn Webb officiating.
Mr. Tackeberry was born April 14, 1940, in Kennett. He attended the Arkansas State University and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was employed as a sales representative for the Riverside Terra Chemical Co., and had been a resident of Blytheville the past 10 years. He died Thursday at his residence at the age of 44.
Survivors include one daughter, Julie Tackeberry, Memphis, Tenn.; one step-son, Jon Harris, also of Memphis, his mother, Mrs. Cora Jones, Ocala, Fla.; two brothers Hal Tackeberry, Rockford, Ill., and Leon Tackeberry, West Plains, two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Barkovitz and Leota Pickens, both of Ocala.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-05
Deceased Full Name Judy Lynn Miles Holcombe
Date Born October 05, 1946
Date Died December, 1984
Comments:
JUDY LYNN MILES HOLCOMBE – Class of 1964
DDD, December 31, 1984

Services for July Lynn Miles Holcombe, Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, were conducted today at 10 a.m. at the Saint Cecilia Catholic Church with the Reverends Bryan Szorady and Paul J. McLouglin officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.
The daughter of Thomas E. Miles, Sr., and Lenore Frances Murphy Miles, she was born Oct. 5, 1946 in Evanston, Ill. Mrs. Holcombe was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Memphis. On Aug. 29, 1970, in Kennett, she was married to James L. Holcombe. Mrs. Holcombe died Saturday at her residence at the age of 38.
Survivors include her husband, James L. Holcombe, Memphis, Tenn.; one son, James Patrick Holcombe, of the home; her parents; Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Miles, Kennett; one brother, Thomas E. Miles, Jr., Arcadia, Calif.; one sister, Patricia J. Miles Crowley, Minneapolis, Minn.; and her grandmother, Mrs. Dewey (Nettie) Miles, Kennett.
Pallbearers were Jim Collier, J. D., Faulkner, Joe Zimmerman, Bill Welman, Jerry Gamble and Paul Story.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Joe Wayne Ross
Date Born November 24, 1949
Date Died March 1985
Comments:
JOE WAYNE ROSS – Class of 1967
DDD – March 20, 1985

Graveside services for Joe W. Ross, Sikeston, formerly of Kennett were conducted today at 10 a.m. at the Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Don McGuire officiating.
The son of Margaret Sturch Ross and the late Brydon Ross, he was born Nov. 24, 1949, in Kennett. Mr. Ross was a graduate of Kennett High School. He was a member and deacon of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston. He was a dispatcher at the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, was a volunteer on the Sikeston Fire Department and the rescue squad.
On Dec. 31, 1981, in Lilbourn, he was married to Barbara Mauk. Mr. Ross died Saturday at his residence at the age of 35.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ross, Sikeston; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Ross, Kennett; one brother, David Ross, Blytheville, Ark.; his grandparents: Rev. and Mrs. H. H.Sturch, Kennett.
He was preceded in death by his father, Brydon Ross on Aug. 9, 1984.
Sikeston Police Department employees served as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Brown, Randy Sturch, Paul Sturch, Charles Fox, Bill Clayton, Bennie Merguie, Randy Carter and Mark Goddard.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Charles Arthur Ivy
Date Born March 31, 1939
Date Died March 1987
Comments:
CHARLES ARTHUR IVY – Class of 1955

Arthur Charles Ivy , 47, of Kennett died Monday, (DDD, March 20, 1987), at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Victory Temple Church of God in
Christ Fellowship with the Rev. Timothy Welch officiating. The Boyd Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ivy was born in Kennett on March 31, 1939, to Christopher Columbus and Josephinen McCluston Ivy. In 1956, in Little Rock, AR., he married SaraWilbourn.
He is survived by one son,Tony Williams of Kennett; his wife, Sara Wilbourn Ivy of Philadelphia, Pa.; three brothers, Robert Ivy of St. Louis, Dan Ivy of St. Louis, Marion Ivy of Kennett; two sisters, Ruth Whiteside of Chicago and Maxine Nelson of Kansas City; and one granddaughter, Amber Alford of Kennett. Also surviving are two uncles, one aunt, several cousins nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jim Johnson, Byron Johnson, Sidney Denham, Odell Harrell, Lavan Pulliam and Bobby Gardner.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name David S. Lufcy
Date Born December 22, 1944
Date Died June 1986
Comments:
DAVID S. LUFCY – Class of 1963

Graveside services for David S.Lufcy, Cape Girardeau formerly of Kennett, will be conducted Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Cemetery with the Lorberg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
He was born Dec. 22, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Betty Lufcy and the late Carroll Lufcy. On April 15, 1977, he was married to Ruth Ann White. Mr.Lufcy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett and a 1963 graduate of Kennett High School.
He was employed as a river boat captain by the Canal Barge Co. He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Eagles Lodge and was an amateur radio operator. Mr Lufcy died Sunday at the age of 41.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Lufcy, Cape Girardeau, his mother, Betty Lufcy Sewell, Kennett; one son Matthew Lufcy, Cape Girardeau; two daughters Julia Ruth Lufcy and Kelly Brenner Mann, both of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Stephen Lufcy, Kansas City and John Lufcy, Kennett.
Pallbearers will be Ron Hale, Phil Lieble, Rob Emerson, Don Sandin, Bill Oxford and William Bryan. Amateur radio operators will serve as honorary pallbearers.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Gerald Don Henfling
Date Born November 09, 1942
Date Died December 04, 1987
Comments:
GERALD DON HENFLING – Class of 1960

Funeral services for Gerald Don Henfling, 45, of Kennett, were conducted Sunday at the McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett. Mr. Henfling died Dec. 4, 1987.
Mr. Henfling died Friday at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. He was born Nov.9, 1942, in Kennett to the Rev. William Woodrow and Irene Fisher Henfling of Kennett.
He later married Patsy Sue Lebo on June 15, 1963. He was a member of the Ely Baptist Church and an employee of Emerson Electric Co.
Survivors include his wife of Kennett; his mother of Kennett; two sons, Jeff Henfling and Scott Henfling of Kennett; one daughter, Cheri McMahon of Kennett; one sister, Mrs. Jerry (Carol) Rebstock of Kennett; one granddaughter, Summer LeAnn Henfling of West Memphis, Ark.
Pallbearer were Carol Moore, Johnny Higgins, Lloyd Patton, Charles Bailey, Larry Bowling and Jackie Bowling. Honorary pallbearers were Mr. Henfling’s nephews.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Jane Parks-Clifford
Date Born January 12, 1938
Date Died May 03, 1988
Comments:
JANE PARKS-CLIFFORD – Class of 1956

Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Louis for Jane Parks-Clifford, a pioneer member of the faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Mrs. Parks-Clifford was a Kennett High School graduate and the daughter of Carrie Parks of Braggadocio.
Mrs. Parks-Clifford, 50 died of cancer on Tuesday at her home in University City. She was born Jan. 12, 1938 and died May 3, 1988.
She served as director of freshman English for more than 10 years at the University of Missouri. At one time she was active in Democratic politics, and campaigned in the early 1970s for a St. Louis aldermanic seat in the city’s 28th Ward. Her campaign was managed by now-Mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl, a former student of hers at UMSL.
Surviving are her husband, John Parks-Clifford; a daughter, Sara Elizabeth Parks-Clifford, and her mother.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Dennis Lynn Carnett
Date Born July 18, 1943
Date Died May 24, 1970
Comments:
Kennett Soldier Dies in Cambodia
DDD, Wednesday, May 27, 1970 – page 1

DENNY LYNN CARNETT

A 25-year-old Kennett soldier, Sgt. Denny Lynn Carnett, has been reported killed in Cambodia. In the telegram the family received notifying them of the death, they were told Sgt. Carnett was killed in an encounter with hostile enemy forces while on combat duty in Cambodia.
Sgt. Carnett, killed while on duty Sunday, was making the Army his career. He had served eight years at the time of his death, and was on his second tour of Vietnam when sent into Cambodia.
Sgt. Carnett was married to the former Janet Fuller of Kennett Route Two, and the couple had a son, Shawn Lynn Carnett, who is now nine months old. Mrs. Janet Carnett is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Algie Fuller of Kennett Route Two.
Sgt. Carnett was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Carnett, formerly of Kennett, but now of Fort Smith, Ark. He was the nephew of Leo Carnett, owner of Carnett's Furniture Store in Kennett.
Sgt. Carnett was born July 18, 1943 and died May 24, 1970.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Stephen Duane Wood
Date Born March 23, 1938
Date Died October 07, 1968
Comments:
Kennett Navy Man Dies In Vietnam
DDD, Monday, October 14, 1968

STEPHEN DUANE WOOD –

HM1 Stephen D. Wood of Kennett, serving with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, died Monday, Oct. 7, 1968, for non-hostile causes. He was 30.
Funeral services are incomplete at this time pending the arrival of the body.
The son of Dollie K. Gray Wood and the late James L. Wood, he was born March 23, 1938.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959. In 1962 he joined the U.S. Navy. He was serving aboard the USS Tripoli, LPH No. 1.
At the time of his death Wood was serving in Quang-Nam South Vietnam as a medical corpsman with the U.S. Marines.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Dollie K. Wood of Kennett; two sisters, Mrs. Ronnie Fowler of Kennett and Mrs. Bill Nettleton of South Roxana, Ill.; three brothers, Paul Eugene Wood of Jefferson City, Dallas Wood of Houston, Texas, and Horace Wood of West Memphis, Ark.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Charles Stanley Kirkland
Date Born December 10, 1947
Date Died May 22, 1968
Comments:
KENNETT Marine Killed In Action in Vietnam
DDD, Tuesday, May 28, 1968 – page 1

CHARLES STANLEY KIRKLAND – Class of 1967

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kirkland of Kennett were notified yesterday that their only son, Marine Lance Corporal Charles Stanley Kirkland, 20, was killed in South Vietnam.
Death was attributed to hostile gunshot wounds last Wednesday in Quang Tri. (May 22, 1968)
Cpl. Kirkland enlisted in the Marine Corps February 29, 1967 and entered active service on May 29 of that year. He left for duty in South Vietnam last November. While serving in that Southeast Asian country he was with B Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines of the 3rd Marine Division. The Kennett native was a radio operator.
Charles was born in Bragg City on December 10, 1947. He attended grade school at Deering and Kennett, and was graduated from Kennett High School in 1967. While attending high school he was employed at the Safeway Supermarket in Kennett. He attended the Calvary Assembly of God Church.
Surviving Cpl. Kirkland are his parents, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Grinder of Gideon; and several uncles and aunts.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of the corporal's body from South Vietnam.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Bogard Lafayette "Sonny" Floyd
Date Born October 24, 1945
Date Died March 16, 1968
Comments:
Kennett Man Killed in Action In Vietnam
DDD, Monday, March 18, 1968 – page 1

BOGARD LAFAYETTE "Sonny" FLOYD – Class of 1964

Staff Sergeant Bogard L. (Sonny) Floyd, 22, of Kennett was killed in action Saturday in Vietnam (Mar. 16, 1968).
Sgt. Floyd is the son of Mrs. Ora Stacey Floyd of Kennett. Mrs. Floyd received word of her son's death by telegram. The telegram stated that Sgt. Floyd was killed in a firefight (shooting action) by bullets from hostile forces.
Sgt. Floyd was stationed with the 101st Airborne Division at Chu Chi in the Quan Tri area of Vietnam, where he had been serving since December. He had been in the service about four years and had eight months to go before completing his service.
He was born in Kennett October 24, 1945 and attended the Kennett Public Schools.
He is survived bu his wife, Eiko Floyd of Kennett; his mother, Mrs. Ora Stacey Floyd of Kennett; five brothers, Joe Crosson of the U.S. Navy in Maryland, Thomas Floyd of Kennett, Robert Floyd of the U.S. Army (on leave from Vietnam), James Floyd of the U.S. Air Force in Germany and Ronnie Stacey of the home; two sisters, Betty Stacey of Ft. Hood, Tex. and Martha Floyd of the home.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett will be in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Jimmy Dale Moody
Date Born December 20, 1946
Date Died March 24, 1967
Comments:
JIMMY DALE MOODY – Class of 1965
DDD, Monday, March 27, 1967 – page 1

The Vietnam conflict has claimed the life of another Kennett Marine.
PFC Jimmy D. Moody, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Moody of 404 Kennett St., was killed in action Friday, March 24, 1967, at Quang Tri in Vietnam. His parents were notified Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Moody was a member of the Third Battalion, Third Marine Division, H&S Company, 81st platoon. He entered military service in March of 1966 and has been in Vietnam since September of 1966.
Pvt. Moody's body will be returned to Kennett within the next week or 10 days, officials said. McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett will be in charge of arrangements, which are now incomplete.
Details of PFC Moody's death are not available, but the family was told that the Kennett marine was hit by mortar fire.
Mr. Moody was born in Senath, Dec. 20, 1946, and attended Kennett High School.
He is survived by, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Moody of Kennett; three brothers, Jerry Moody of St. Louis, Joseph Moody of Ida, Mich.; and Ricky Moody of Kennett; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Phillips of Buchannan, Mich.; and grandparents, Mrs. Cercena Parm of Buchanan, Mich., and Mrs. Sara Moody of Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Frankie Leon Priest
Date Born March 28, 1946
Date Died November 19, 1966
Comments:
FRANKIE LEON PRIEST – Class of 1964
DDD – Friday, November 25, 1966

A military funeral for Frankie Leon Priest, who was killed in action in South Viet Nam last Saturday (November 19, 1966), will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett.
Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
SP4 Priest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Priest of Kennett, died from mortar and small arms fire while on a mission from his base at Plei Ku, South Viet Nam, where the 25th Infantry Division, to which he was assigned, was stationed. He was 20.
His body arrived in Memphis, Tenn., at 2:20 p.m. today with a military escort. It was returned to Kennett from Memphis by a McDaniel Funeral ambulance. Accompanying Mr. Priest's body was KSG Earl M. Coleman.
Friends may view the body after 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home.
Priest, known as Leon to his friends in Kennett, was born in Kennett on March 28, 1946. He was a 1964 graduate of Kennett High School and attended the West Side Church of Christ. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Janice and Tina Priest of the home, and his grandmothers, Mrs. G. L. Davidson of Kennett and Mrs. Maude Priest of Paragould, Ark.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Deceased Full Name Tommy Ryan White
Date Born November 10, 1947
Date Died May 12, 1966
Comments:
TOMMY RYAN WHITE – Class of 1966

Funeral services for Pfc. Tommy R. White of Kennett were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Harold Lake officiated. Burial was in Stanfield Cemetery near Clarkton with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of arrangements.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. White, he was born November 10, 1947 in Kennett. He died Thursday, May 12, 1966, in Viet Nam at the age of 18.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. White of Kennett; two sisters, Kay White of the home and Mrs. Delbert Huskey of Kennett; one niece, Shawn, and one nephew, Jeffrey Huskey, of Kennett.
Full military services were conducted by the Marine Corps, who also served as pallbearers.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-01
Deceased Full Name Jennifer Pullman Levesque
Date Born November 21, 1977
Date Died October 14, 1999
Comments:
JENNIFER PULLMAN LEVESQUE – Class of 1995

Funeral services for Jennifer Pullman Levesque, 21, of Rowena, Texas, formerly of Kennett, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Rick Brothers officiating. Mrs. Levesque died Thursday, October 14, 1999, at her residence.
The daughter of Mark Pullman and Teresa Lowe, she was born November 21, 1977 in Bethesda, Maryland. She was married to Robert Levesque on October 9, 1999.
Mrs. Levesque is survived by: her husband, Robert Levesque of Rowena, Texas; her father, Mark Pullman of Chicago, Ill.; her mother, Teresa Lowe of Kennett; a brother, Jason Pullman of Bethesda; her grandmother, Eleanor Foltz of Lake Bluff, Ill.; other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be tonight beginning at 6 o'clock at the McDaniel Funeral Home. Following the service burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerrod Wilkerson, Jason Angel, Chris Tiffany, Kendall Tiffany, Melvin Mount and Bobby Bost.
McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett has change of the arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-01
Deceased Full Name Phillip Shane Carnell
Date Born October 10, 1974
Date Died December 28, 2002
Comments:
PHILLIP SHANE CARNELL - Class of 1993

Phillip Shane Carnell, 28, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Kennett, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

Born Oct. 10, 1974, in Kennett, son of Phil and Erma Keown Carnell of Kennett, he was employed at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisville.

Survivors also include one grandmother, Katie Carnell, of Kennett; two sisters, LaDawn Dawson and Kim Robinson, both of Kennett; one nephew, Cody Dawson, of Kennett and three nieces, Heather Dawson and Taylor and Cassidy Robinson, all of Kennett.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Arvel Carnell, Alpha Nall, and James Keown.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett, with the Revs. Kenneth Carnell and Ricky Williams officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Mark, Phillip and David Carnell, Donnie Jones, Brandon Smith and Fred Parker.

Honorary pallbearers were Walter Hourd, Roger and Steve Smith and Jason Montgomery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-01
Deceased Full Name Nancy Poindexter
Date Born April 27, 1972
Date Died May 03, 1991
Comments:
NANCY POINDEXTER – Class of 1990

Funeral services for Nancy Poindexter, 19, Kennett, was May 6, 1991 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Gary Henson officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Ms. Poindexter died May 3, 1991. She was born April 27, 1972 in Hayti, to Don and Betty Wright Poindexter.
Survivors include her parents, Don and Betty Poindexter of Bragg City; two sisters, Brigette Thiele and brother-in-law, Nick of Marble Hill, MO., Patricia Poindexter of Kennedy, Texas; one niece, Annaliese Theile and one nephew Adam Thiele, both of Marble Hill, MO.
Pallbearers were Danny Poole, Gary Henson, Jr., Tim Davis, Keith Fincher, Ryan Holder and David Carter.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name LaShawn Kay Lemons-Brooks
Date Born April 04, 1972
Date Died August 17, 1998
Comments:
LaSHAWN KAY LEMONS-BROOKS - Class of 1990

Funeral services for LaShawn Kay Lemons-Brooks, 26, of Blytheville, Ark. (formerly of Kennett), will be Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 22, from noon until service time at Bradshaw Funeral Home.
Lemons-Brooks died Monday, Aug 17, 1998, in a car accident in Hermandale in Pemiscot County.
She was born Tuesday, April 4, 1972, in Hayti to Robert Lemons, Jr., of Kennett and Margaret (Ross) Lemons of St. Louis.
She was of the Baptist faith. She was an assembly line worker with Milwaukee Tools in Blytheville, Ark.
She is survived by her stepmother Mary A. Lemons of Kennett; her daughter, Dominica Eurika Brooks of Blytheville, Ark.; two brothers, Robert Lemons III of Kennett and James S. Lemons of Blytheville, Ark; three sisters, Karen Lemons of Caruthersville, LaTasha Lemons of St. Louis and Tressa Gattis of California; her grandfather, Robert Lemons, Sr. of Steele; her grandmother, Annie B. Lemons of Steele; he grandfather, Britt Ross of Blytheville, Ark.; stepbrothers and stepsisters, Della Harrod, Thomas E. Wilbourn, Charles E. Wilbourn, Eddie Wilbourn, Jr., Tammy M. Wilbourn and Eeresa A. Wilbourn.





 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Kimberly Wilburn
Date Born December 29, 1969
Date Died July 08, 1993
Comments:
KIMBERLY WILBURN – Class of 1988

Funeral services for Kimberly Wilburn were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 1993, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Dale Rickman officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. She was born De. 29, 1969 and died July 8, 1993.
She was a member of the Varner River Baptist Church and also attended the First Baptist Church.
Active pallbearers were Ken Johnson, Chad Johnson, Wincel Beggs, Jr., Ronnie Bulla, Britt Fisher and Tad Sisler.
Honorary pallbearers included Charles "Chuck" Bulla, Wincel Beggs, Sr., Kenny Johnson, Pete Pellen, and Clark Hook.
He is survived by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Maynard Sisler of Kennett, and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wilburn of Greenway (Clay County), Ark., grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Byrd and Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Wilburn, all of Kennett, two half-brothers, Michael Wilburn of Frankfort, Germany, and Heath Wilburn of Greenway, one half sister, April Wilburn of Greenway, one step-brother, Tad Sisler of Palm Springs, Calif., and five step-sisters, Betsy Arnott of San Diego, Calif., Judy Kane of Sacremento, Calif., Mathy Soffer of Brooklyn, N.Y., Suzanne Ramsey of Greensboro, N.C., and Leandra Sisler of Jackson, Tenn.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Cheryle Layne Mathis Tate
Date Born July 17, 1968
Date Died January 04, 1993
Comments:
CHERYLE LAYNE MATHIS TATE –
Class of 1987

Funeral services for Cheryle Layne Tate, 24, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, were held Saturday, January 9, 1993, at 10:00 a.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Reverend Bill Orr and Reverend Steve Sale officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Tate died Monday, January 4, 1993, at the University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Mrs. Tate was born July 17, 1968, in Murray, Kentucky, the daughter of Charles Carter Mathis and Jo Ann Bennett Weaver. On September 19, 1987, in Kennett, she married Sergeant Jerry Scott Tate. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Forks, North Dakota and a graduate of the Kennett Schools class of 1987/
Mrs. Tate is survived by: her husband, Sgt. Jerry Scott Tate, of Grand Forks, North Dakota; one son, Jay Scott Tate, and one daughter, Savana Jo Tate, both of the home; her mother, Jo Ann Bennett Weaver, of Alsbro, Alabama; her father, Charles Carter Mathis, of Davenport, Iowa; one brother, Mark Bennett Weaver, of Alsbro, Alabama; one sister, Jennifer Robyn Weaver, of Alsbro, Alabama; her grandmother, Gertrude Bennett, of Hazel, Kentucky; many other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers were Tony Burdin, Charles Burdin, Jason Lance, Roger Champ, Jeff Beaver and Joey Vaughn.
Visitation was held Friday evening, January 8, from 6:00 o'clock until 9:00 o'clock at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett.
Family members request that memorials may be made to the Cheryle Tate Memorial Fund for Savana and Jay Tate at the Boatmen's Bank in Kennett, Missouri.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Teresa Lynn Poole Blansett
Date Born age 24
Date Died September 17, 1992
Comments:
TERESA LYNN POOLE BLANSETT – Class of 1987

Funeral services for Teresa Lynn Blansett, 24, of Kennett, will be held Saturday, September 19, 1992, at 10:00 a.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Blansett died Thursday, September 17, 1992, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Visitation will be held this evening, Friday, September 18, from 6:00 o'clock until 9:00 o'clock at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Jimmy Wayne Staggs
Date Born January 28, 1965
Date Died September 20, 1992
Comments:
JIMMY WAYNE STAGGS – Class of 1983

Funeral services for Jimmy Wayne Staggs, 27, of Kennett, were held today, Wednesday, September 23, 1992, at 1:00 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Reverend Dale Rickman officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Staggs died Sunday, September 20, 1992, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Mr. Staggs was born January 28, 1965, in Kennett, the son of Sterling Staggs and Freda Mary Jane Litaker Carter.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Sterling and Ruby Staggs of Paragould, Arkansas; his mother and stepfather, Freda Litaker Carter and Jerome Carter of Kennett; his grandmother, Leona Wallace of Kennett; four brothers, Timothy Staggs and wife, Tammy, of Belleville, Arkansas, Sgt. Stanley Lee Staggs, U.S. Army, Italy, Rickey Lynn Staggs of Kennett, and Mickey Glenn Staggs and wife, Lisa, of Lake City, Arkansas; one sister, Teresa Moss and husband, Donald, of Hornersville; many other relatives and many friends.
Jimmy Wayne was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer Staggs and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harm Litaker, and one sister Cindy Kay Staggs.
Pallbearers were Ray Stence, Tommy Brock, William Wrather, Ron Brock, Daniel Lawless and Scott Tutor.
Visitation was held Tuesday evening, September 22, from 6:00 o'clock until 9:00 o'clock at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Donna George Wilburn
Date Born December 15, 1957
Date Died August 23, 1991
Comments:
DONNA GEORGE WILBURN – Class of 1976

Funeral services for Donna Wilburn, 33, Kennett, were Sunday, Aug. 25, 1991 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Ray Fulcher and Rev. Randy Newman officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilburn died Friday, Aug. 23, 1991 at her residence. She was born Dec. 15, 1957 in Kennett to H.E. and Ramah Joyce Shields George. On May 10, 1974 in Doniphan, Mo., she was married to Gary Dewayne Wilburn.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Dewayne Wilburn of Kennett; one son Randy A. Wilburn of Kennett; her parents Mrs. and Mrs. H. E. George of Kennett; one sister, Carla L. Horton of Kennett; her grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Guy R. Shields of Kennett; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Glen Earl Harris, Tommy Campbell, Tommy Spain, Delbert Huskey, Jackie Hughes and Bill Heinen. Honorary pallbearers were Hubert Snipes, Sherman Seagraves, Carl Watson, James Rowland, Ralph Hase, David Horton, Ronnie McElwrath and Willie Mitchell.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of the arrangements.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Timothy Lee Madden
Date Born December 18, 1957
Date Died June 01, 1993
Comments:
TIMOTHY LEE MADDEN – Class of 1976

Funeral services for Timothy Lee Madden, 35, of Kennett, were held today, Thursday, June 3, 1993, at 10:00 a.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Reverend Dale Rickman officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Madden died Tuesday, June 1, 1993, near Malden.
Mr. Madden was born December 18, 1957, in Kennett, the son of Mary D. Droke Madden and th late Thomas Lee Madden. On January 30, 1982, he married Sharon Lack.
He is survived by: His wife, Sharon Madden, of Kennett; one daughter, Leah Madden, of the home; his mother, Mary Madden, of Kennett; three sisters, Laura Shokouhi, of Memphis, Tennessee, Belinda Tinkle, of Kennett, and Lisa Wood, of Kennett; many other relatives and man friends.
Pallbearers were Rich Simmons Mark Ford, Bill Fender, H.A Lea, Mark Shock, Darrell Shock, Sammy Branum and Tommy Neal.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Roy E. Baker
Date Born December 14, 1933
Date Died August 09, 2000
Comments:
ROY E. BAKER – Class of 1951

Roy E. Baker, 67, Kennett, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at his home.

Born Dec. 14, 1933, in Cullman County, Ala., he was the son of the late Clyde Baker and Sarah Clarinda Self Baker.

Survivors include one son, Michael Roy (Angela) Baker, Columbia, Mo.; and five brothers, T. R. Baker, Kennett, Warren C. Baker and Coy L. Baker, both of Mountain Home, Ark., and Harold T. Baker, Seymour, MO.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, Aug 11, in the McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett. Reverend Don Slatton officiated. Interment was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were Bill Witham, Carl Farris, Dandy Gargas, Wayne Tucker, Tim Simmons and Gary Simmons.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Otha "Neal" Brooks
Date Born July 22, 1931
Date Died August 12, 1992
Comments:
OTHA "NEAL" BROOKS – Class of 1950

Funeral services for Otha "Neal" Brooks, 61, Columbia, S.C., will be Friday, Aug. 14, 1992 at 1 p.m. at the Dunbar Funeral Chapel in Columbia, S.C. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Brooks died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1992. He was born July 22, 1931, in Leachville, Ark., to Virginia Robinson Pearce and the late Arch Brooks. He grew up in Kennett and attended Southeast Missouri State University. He was a real estate investor and the former owner of Brooks Furniture and Appliance Co., Inc., and Neal's Furniture and Appliance Co. He was an Air force veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Stephens Brooks of Columbia, S.C.; his mother, Virginia Brooks of Perry, Ga.; two sons, Douglas Brooks of Columbia, Dr. David Brooks of London, England; one stepson, James Stephens of Columbia; two brothers, A. J. Brooks of Wilmington, N.C., R. C. Brooks of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Vona Mae McVay of Huntsville, Ala.
Dunbar Funeral Home of Columbia, S.C., will be in charge of the arrangements.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Erma Hall
Date Born May 03, 1903
Date Died February 09, 1993
Comments:
ERMA HALL – Former Teacher of KHS

Graveside services for Erma Hall, 89, Kennett, was today, Thursday, Feb. 11, 1993, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Cemetery with Rev. John Hayes officiating.
Miss Hall died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1993 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. She was born May 3, 1903 in Kennett, to James M. and Ella Gattis Hall.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Joe, Gattis, Jim, and Tom Hall.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.
Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Delta Children's Home.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Gerald Patrick
Date Born August 02, 1933
Date Died June 09, 2001
Comments:
GERALD PATRICK – Class of 1951

Taken from "Reflections"
Gerald Patrick passed away in Torrance, CA after a brief struggle with pneumonia. Classmates were shocked at his sudden passing. Gerald was reported to be on the road to recovery from a extended bout with heart problems. He sent RELECTIONS word in May that at last the medical community had found for him a pacemaker that would provide the type of aid he needed. In his letter to his classmates "I'm Still Here" he expressed his optimism that he would be around for at least the fifteen- year warranty period of the pacemaker. Gerald’s optimism was characteristic. He will be remembered by his classmates as, cheerful, optimistic, humorous and always kind.
Gerald played in the High School Band but had little time for athletics. As he said "I couldn’t afford the time. I always had to work". Since he was knee-high he had some kind of job; from paperboy to soda jerk to men’s clothing sales at Graber’s, Gerald was always busy.
After KHS, Gerald entered the USAF, serving in the enlisted ranks as an aircraft mechanic and loadmaster. Following that career, Gerald took employment with American Airlines pursuing the same profession. He retired in Torrance, CA.
At the time of his death Gerald was married to Pat McKee, his wife since 1997. He is survived by two sons; Greg Patrick of Carson, CA, and Scott Patrick of Torrance, CA. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister; L. H. Patrick of Northridge, CA, Joe David Patrick, of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Lougenia Patrick of Pasadena, CA.
Gerald was born August 02, 1933 and died June 09, 2001.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Mary Anna Heeb Sapp Kingsbury
Date Born February 24, 1924
Date Died March 15, 1996
Comments:
MARY ANNA HEEB SAPP KINGSBURY
Former Teacher of KHS

Port Charlotte, Fla. –
Mary Anna Heeb Sapp Kingsbury, 72, died at 7:45 p.m., March 15, 1996, at her home in Port Charlotte following an extended illness.
Born Feb 24, 1924, at Chaffee, MO., daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret Catherine Heeb, she taught school in Southeast Missouri, including Sikeston, Mo., for many years. A member of the United Methodist Church, she was one of the originators of "Candy Cane Lane" in Sikeston.
Survivors include: her husband, Richard Kingsbury of the home; one son, William R. "Rocky" Sapp of Athens, Ga., two brothers, Dr. Max Heeb of Sikeston and Tom Heed of mainland China; and three grandchildren, Adam Sapp of Athens and Jerod Sapp and Amanda Sapp of St. Louis.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Heeb; and her former husband, Bill Sapp.
Services will be conducted in Florida with a memorial service scheduled in Sikeston at a later date.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Veryl Goddage Barham
Date Born June 16, 1895
Date Died July 1978
Comments:
VERYL GOSSAGE BARHAM - Former Teacher of KHS

Services for Veryl Gossage Barham, Kennett, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Lentz Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wendell Bradford and Rev. Owen Sherrill officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The daughter of the late William L. and Vesta Duncan Gossage, she.was born June 16, 1895, in Pope County, Ill..

On August 7, 1916, in Senath, she was married to Charles R. Barham. He preceded her in death in 1974.

Mrs. Barham graduated from the Kennett High School and SeMo State University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and taught the Arnoma Sunday School class 16 years. Mrs. Barham taught in the Kennett High School 28 years, retiring in 1960.

She died Sunday at the Dunklin County Memorial Hospital at the age of 83. (July 1978)

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Rick (Charlene) Wilburn, Kennett; four sisters: Mrs. Earl (Iva) Husband, Piggott, Ark.; Mrs. Henry C. (Gertrude) Walker, Senath; Mrs. Vera Alexander, Kennett, and Mrs. Clyde (Emma) Lane, San. Diego, Calif., three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and one nephew.

Pallbearers will be Don Jones, Langdon Jones, Don Wall, T.A. Brown, Tom Striegel and John
Vardell.
Six great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be conducted this evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Ronnie Stevens, Sr.
Date Born May 11, 1934
Date Died April 10, 1996
Comments:
RONNIE STEVENS, Sr. – Class of 1953

Ronnie Stevens, Sr. died April 10, 1996, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center.
The son of the late Verni P. and Eula Ester Allmond Stevens, born May 11, 1934, he was married to Wanda Sue Sherman on November 3, 1952, in Paragould, Arkansas. He was a member of the Township Board for one year and as in the moving business for 40 years. He acted as a foster parent for 19 years.
He was preceded in death by one son, Truman D. Stevens.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie Stevens, Jr., of Kennett, two daughters, Kimberly Leann Daily, Kennett, Misty Gale Stevens, Blytheville, Ark., four brothers, Porter Stevens of St. Francis, Ark., Rex Stevens of Thayer, Sigaford Stevens, Fenton, Novis Stevens, Winter Haven, Fla., one sister, Margie Amberger, Perryville, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with David Wade officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charles Conder, Tommy Null, Frankie Fincher, Jim Stewart, Murel Jones and Delmar McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers included Preston Churchwell, James Rasberry, Glen Smith, Wilford Stone, Roger McAllister, David Trainer, Gene Woods, Gary Abernathy, Tom Riley and Benny Cannon.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Brenda Lee Cunningham Abbott
Date Born June 26, 1957
Date Died September 08, 2000
Comments:
BRENDA LEE CUNNINGHAM ABBOTT –
Class of 1975

Brenda Lee Abbott, 43, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Abbott was born June 26, 1957 in Kennett, daughter of the late Roy Lee and Mary Jane Joyce Cuningham.
She married Bobby Abbott November 15, 1984, in Kennett.
Abbott was preceded in death by a sister, Lisa Marie Cunningham.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Trinity Baptist Church in Cardwell with the Rev. Kevin Knox officiating.
Burial was in the Horner Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Abbott of Arbyrd; two sons, Kevin Treat and Aaron Treat both of Arbyrd; one daughter, Keri Abbott of Arbyrd; three brothers, Larry Cunningham of Kennett, Steve Cunningham and Jerry Cunningham both of Kentucky; two sisters, Jo Ann Cooper of Blytheville, Ark. and Joyce Crawford Cunningham of Piggott, Ark.; one granddaughter, Kaila Rena Treat; other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers were Roger Easley, Ray Benifield, Kevin Bowles, Jason Bowles, Ronnie Metcalf and James Johnson.
McDaniel Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Lee Brett Vardell
Date Born September 09, 1956
Date Died June 11, 2001
Comments:
LEE BRETT VARDELL – Class of 1974
Lee Brett Vardell, 44, of Jefferson City, Mo. and formerly of Kennett, died Monday, June 11, 2001, in Jefferson City.
Born Sept. 9, 1956, in Kennett, son of Albert Joyce Ford Vardell of Jefferson City, he graduated Kennett High School in 1974, Columbia College in 1985, Gonzaga University School of Law in 1988 and was admitted to the Missouri Bar. He served as a law clerk for Missouri Supreme Court Judges Donnelly and Welliver, was an assistant attorney general, a staff attorney in Senate research, administrative assistant to state Senator Franc Flotron and most recently, state Senator David Klarich. He was a member of Ely Baptist Church, Kennett.
On June 6, 1987, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, he married Cecily Ann Myers, of Hartsburg, Mo., who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Ian B., Reid S., Christian F. and Colin D. Vardell, all of Hartsburg.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Jim Lewis officiating.
Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
The family suggests memorials be made to an educational fund for his sons.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
Deceased Full Name Paul Henry "Hank" Sturch
Date Born July 20, 1956
Date Died July 16, 1994
Comments:
PAUL HENRY "HANK" STURCH – Class of 1974

Funeral services for Paul Henry "Hank" Sturch, 37, of Memphis, were held Monday, July 18 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Ray Malotte officiating. Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.
Mr. Sturch, formerly of Kennett, died Saturday, July 16, 1994 at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was born July 20, 1956 to the late Marion H. Sturch and Pattye Jackson Sturch in Kennett.
His survivors include his mother Pattye Sturch of Kennett; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Sturch of Lake Mary, Florida; three brothers, Randall Sturch of Memphis, Tracy Sturch of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Tim Sturch of Memphis; one sister, Cindy Britton of Memphis; two nieces, Patricia Sturch and Heather Britton; seven nephews, Adam Sturch, Paul Whitlock, Ben Whitlock, Daniel Whitlock, Bobby Conser, Griffin Conser and Marshall Sturch.
Pallbearers were Mark Ford, Terry Parker, Bart Hanners, Lee Matthews, Bob Barney and Bruce Barney. Honorary pallbearers were his nephews.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett had charge of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Billy Gene Cowgill
Date Born January 23, 1953
Date Died August 21, 1998
Comments:
BILLY GENE COWGILL – Class of 1971

Billy Gene Cowgill, was born January 23, 1953, in Kennett, the son of Carl and Mildred Hardy Cowgill. He died Friday, August 21, 1998, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was 45.
He married Mary Olehart in 1984 in Kennett. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Cowgill was disabled. He attended the Baptist Church.
Surviving are his parents, Carl and Mildred Cowgill of Kennett; two sons, Adam and Joseph Cowgill, both of Illinois; one daughter, Tonya Cowgill of Missouri; three brothers, John, Jerry and Bobby Cowgill all of Kennett; three sisters, Elaine Booker of Kennett, Evelyn Wilkerson of Tennessee and Jenny Yarbor of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector, Ark. this (Sunday) evening from 5 until 8 o'clock.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 24 at the Cochran Cemetery at Poplar Bluff.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name John W. Pulliam
Date Born age 51
Date Died August 13, 2002
Comments:
JOHN W. PULLIAM – Class of 1970
John W. Pulliam, 51, of Blytheville, Ark., formerly of Kennett, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, in an automobile accident near Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Born at Deering, Mo., son of Willie Mae Brown Pulliam, of Kennett and the late John Willie Pulliam, he started Pulliam’s Construction and Excavating Co. in 1980.
In December of 2000, he married Shirley Campbell Scott, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include four daughters, Faith Pulliam, of Jefferson City, Mo., Geraine Willoughby, of St. Louis, Mo., Crystal Fugate, of Caruthersville, Mo. and Paula Renee White, of Malden, Mo.; one step-son, Rufus Scott, of Blytheville; five sisters, Mildred Whitehorn and husband, Earl, Henrietta Wright, Hester Ellis and husband, Nathaniel, Luetta Wright and husband, Theodore and Lillie Blackman and husband, Eddie, all of Kennett; six brothers, Robert Pulliam and wife, Evelyn, of Kennett, Lawrence Pulliam and wife, Angela and Dennis Pulliam and wife, Brenda, all of Jacksonville, Fla., Jimmy L. Pulliam, of Dixon, Tenn., Ronnie Pulliam and wife, Karen, of Indianapolis, Ind. and Peter Pulliam and wife Rita, of Kansas City, Mo. and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Howard and Hester Pulliam; maternal grandparents, Willie and Lillie Brown and a son, John Willie Pulliam III, who died in the accident with him.
Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Victory Temple Church of God in Christ in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Victory Temple Church of God in Christ with Elders Elisha Pullen and Nathaniel Ellis officiating.
Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
McDonald-Horne Funeral Home of Blytheville is in charge of arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Evelyn Darlene Cowgill Wilkerson
Date Born February 28, 1951
Date Died September 09, 1999
Comments:
EVELYN COWGILL WILKERSON, Class of 1969

Evelyn Darlene Wilkerson of Savannah, Tenn., died Wednesday, September 8, 1999, at Jackson, Tenn. She was 48.
A daughter of Bill and Mildred Cowgill, she was born February 28, 1951, in Kennett, MO.
She married Jimmy Wilkerson in 1994.
Mrs. Wilkerson was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Wilkerson, five sons, James, Michael and Tony Fields of Savannah, Tenn., William Bundy of Savannah, Roger Bundy of Kennett and a stepson, Jimmy Wilkerson of Savannah, a step daughter, Lori Wilkerson of Savannah, her parents Bill and Mildred Cowgill of Kennett, three brothers, Bobby, Jerry and John Cowgill, all of Kennett, two sisters, Jenny Yarber, Jonesboro, Ark. and Elaine Booker of Kennett, and four grandchildren.
Visitiation will be from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, September 10, in the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector, Ark.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 10, at 2 p.m. in the Irby Chapel in Rector.
Burial will be in the Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Rector, Ark.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Larry J. Sims
Date Born January 18, 1951
Date Died May 02, 1999
Comments:
LARRY J. SIMS – Class of 1969

Larry J. Sims of Kennett, MO., died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at his residence. He was 48.

Funeral services are being held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 5, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Mike Redman officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett with McDaniel Funeral Services, Inc. of Kennett in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers include Timmy Lemonds, Dennis Fuller, Paul Jones, Tony Montney, Billy Busby, and Chris Turner.
Honorary pallbearers include Steve Holsten, Ray Sawyer, and Pete Betts.
Mr. Sims was born the son of the late Joe and Ruby Bunch Sims on January 18, 1951, in New Madrid, Mo.
Survivors include one son, Larry Sims, of Kennett; two daughters, Robin Davis, of Jonesboro, Ark., and Heather Sims, of Kennett; one grandchild, Alexandra Montney; and other relatives and many friends.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Vicki Lee Pitts Williams
Date Born August 30, 1949
Date Died July 19, 1992
Comments:
VICKI LEE PITTS WILLIAMS – Class of 1967

Funeral services for Vicki Lee Pitts Williams, 41, of Kennett, were held today, Tuesday, July 21, 1992, at 2:30 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Reverend Dale Rickman officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Williams died Sunday, July 19, 1992, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Mrs. Williams was born August 30, 1949, in Kennett, the daughter of the late J.M. and Mildred Ernestine Floyd Pitts.
She is survived by: one son, Keith Williams of Kennett; two daughters, Kim Williams of New York, New York, and Amy Williams of Kennett; three brothers, Charles Traylor of Memphis, Tennessee, Jimmy Pitts of Kennett, and Lanny Joe Pitts of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Glenda Wasson of Sikeston; her grandmother, Lilly Floyd of Sikeston; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her grandfather, Enoch Floyd.
Pallbearers were Paul Johnson, James Edward Wasson, Gordon Lynn, Steve Prince, Johnny Cook and Gaylon Davis.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Linda Alene Stillman-Anders
Date Born October 13, 1949
Date Died October 29, 1997
Comments:
LINDA ALENE STILLMAN-ANDERS – Class of 1967

Linda Alene Stillman, 48, died Wednesday, Oct 29, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was cremated in Cape Girardeau. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ms. Stillman was born Oct. 13, 1949, in Poplar Bluff, the daughter of Evelyn Crouthers Stillman and the late Claud Stillman. She received a heart transplant on Labor Day 1996.
She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Stillman, and her husband, Gary Richard Anders of Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James Stillman, in March 1992.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Heart Transplant Fund, c/o Baptist Memorial Hospital Foundation, 899 Madison Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 38146 or The American Cancer Society, c/o Shirley Crawford, Nations Bank, Kennett, Mo. 63857.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Willie Earl Robinson
Date Born January 09, 1949
Date Died June 12, 1992
Comments:
WILLIE EARL ROBINSON – Class of 1967

Funeral services for Willie Earl Robinson, 43, Kennett, will be held Thursday, June 18, 1992, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel, Kennett, with Brother Limmie Pulliam officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with Bradshaw Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Robinson died Friday, June 12, 1992, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Mr. Robinson was born January 9, 1949, in Hernando, Mississippi, the son of Jesse Robinson and Oralee Austin Robinson. On October 12, 1970, in Kennett, he married Barbara Jean Perry. He was employed as a machine operator for the Union Pacific Railroad at the time of his death and a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Kennett.
He is survived by: his wife, Barbara Robinson of Kennett; one son, Shawn Robinson of Kennett; one daughter, Kenyada Robinson of Kennett; two brothers, Larry Robinson of Kennett, and James Coleman of Minnesota; two sisters, Callie Chess of Detroit, Michigan, and Thelma Bolten of Kennett; other relatives and many friends.
Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Visitation will be held this evening, Wednesday, June 17, from 7:00 o'clock until 8:00 o'clock at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Jeff Pirtle
Date Born age 45
Date Died August 13, 1992
Comments:
JEFF PIRTLE – Class of 1965

Funeral services for Jeff Pirtle, 45, Dyersburg, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, will be Saturday, Aug. 15, 1992 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Tim Abernathy officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Pirtle was died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1992 at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the husband of Nancy Pirtle and the son of Ruby Venable.
Visitation will be today, Friday, Aug. 14, 1992 from 6-9 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Oral Edgar "Eddie" Armitage
Date Born July 09, 1947
Date Died August 10, 1996
Comments:
Oral Edgar "Eddie" Armitage – Class of 1965

Funeral services for Oral Edgar "Eddie" Armitage, 49, were held today, August 13, at the Piggott Mortuary, Inc. with Dr. David A. Smith and Rev. John Hodges officiating. Burial was in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Armitage died August 10, 1996 at Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mr. Armitage, the son of Lola Marie Compton Armitage and the late Oral Vancil Armitage, was born on July 9, 1947 I Bakersfield, California. He was married to Glenda Thrasher Lipsey on April 18, 1974.
He was a graduate of Bailey Technical School in St. Louis in 1966 and was a certified diesel mechanic. He was a graduate of Kennett High School, a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church of Piggott, serving as a deacon of the bus ministry.
Mr. Armitage is survived by: his wife, Glenda Armitage, Piggott, Ark.; one daughter, Cynda Moore, Jonesboro, Arkansas; two sons, Travis Lipsey, Campbell and Darrin Lipsey, Lilbourne, MO.; his mother, Lola Armitage, Kennett; one sister, Linda Plunkett, Kennett; two cousins (raised in the home as sisters) Debbie Howell, Byhalia, Miss. and Sue Sullinger, Piggott, Ark.; four grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his father, Oral Vancil Armitage, Arpil 1993; his grandfather, William Edgar Armitage, June 5, 1996; and his grandmother, Lera Laverna Armitage, April 21, 1996
Pallbearers were Bill Waterman, Gary Luff, Junior Haywood, Don Pitts, Cleveland Daffron, and Myron Lowe.
Honorary Pallbearers were Junior Luff, Harry Niewald, Jr., Steve Conley, Don Featherton, Thomas Sneed, Bill Veal, Jim Clements, and Max Poole.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Sandra Ann Sanders Peck
Date Born November 12, 1950
Date Died March 13, 2003
Comments:
SANDRA ANN SANDERS PECK – Class of 1968

PECK, Sandra Ann – Age 52, of North Branch, died Thursday, March 13, 2003. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2003 at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Road, Grand Blanc. Burial will follow at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. Friday until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Mrs. Peck was born November 12, 1950, in Piggott, Arkansas, the daughter of Albert and Dorothy (Walker) Sanders. She is survived by: husband, Brian John Peck of North Branch; daughters, Casandra (Jim) McCarthy of MI and Tamara (Paul) Szewczyk of CA; sons Dennis (Jody) Peck of IN and David Peck of MI; 14 plus grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Wanda) Sanders of AR and Bill (Gerrie) Sanders of NV; and many nieces and nephews. Sandra was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Lewis Edward Wilkison
Date Born August 22, 1964
Date Died March 17, 1993
Comments:
LEWIS EDWARD WILKISON – Class of 1964

Funeral services for Lewis Edward Wilkison, 46, of Kennett, Missouri were held yesterday.
Mr. Wilkison died Wednesday, March 17, 1993 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. He was a teacher in the Kennett Public School system, and member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kennett.
He was the son of the late E. Bond and Virginia Jacobs Wilkison, born on August 22, 1946 in Kennett.
Mr.Wilkison is survived by one son: Bond Wilkison of St. Charles, Missouri; one brother, Larry Bond Wilkison of Murpheesboro, Tennessee; two nephews, three nieces, several aunts and uncles, and other relatives and many friends.
Rev. Allen Oakley had charge of the 2:00 p.m. service in McDaniel Chapel in Kennett. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Gerald Patton, Glenn Parker, Alan Bradley, Elywon Hughes, Bill Kirby and Dickie Pelts. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Carter, Jerry Hyde, Dan Carlisle and Glen Hogan.
Memorials may be made to The Bond Wilkison Scholarship c/o First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 544, Kennett, Mo. 63857.
McDaniel Funeral Services of Kennett had charge of the arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name Warren Wilson Baldwin
Date Born March 09, 1947
Date Died July 17, 1992
Comments:
WARREN WILSON BALDWIN – Class of 1964

Memorial services for Warren Wilson Baldwin, 48, of St. Louis, formerly of Kennett, were held today, Tuesday, July 21, 1992, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fitzgerald Mortuary Chapel in St. Louis with Reverend Allen Oakley officiating. Burial was in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in the ST. Louis area. Mr. Baldwin died at his home, Friday, July 17, 1992.
Mr. Baldwin was born March 9, 1947, in Kennett, the son of the late Thomas Edward Baldwin II and Alice Switzler Baldwin, now Mrs. Don Picinich. He was a Kennett High School graduate of 1964 and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kennett. From 1965 to 1968, he served in the United States Air Force and followed a musical career, having appeared on the Norvel Felts TV show in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and cut two records in a Memphis, Tennessee studio. He had played with bands in the Louisville, Kentucky area and in Indiana and Wyoming. In 1982 while in Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital, he married Barbara L. Kristenmacher. He established a lawn care service and maintained it up to the time of his final hospitalization.
Mr. Baldwin is survived by, his wife, Barbara Baldwin of Jefferson County, four stepchildren, Paul, Marcus, Tanta and Cheryl Allen, two step grandchildren, Lauren and Jessica, his mother, Mrs. Don, Alice, Picinich of Naples, Florida, his brother, Dr. T. Edward Baldwin, U.S. Air Force, two sisters, Mrs. Robert, Virginia, Hicks of University City, and Mrs. Ervin, Mary Jo Byrd of Kennett, many other relatives and friends.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-30
Deceased Full Name James Stillman
Date Born January 09, 1946
Date Died March 14, 1992
Comments:
JAMES STILLMAN – Class of 1963

James Stillman, life-long resident of Kennett, died at his home Saturday, March 14, 1992.
Mr. Stillman, the son of Claud and Evelyn Stillman, was born January 9, 1946, in Poplar Bluff. He began public school at Peach Orchard before moving to Kennett and later attended Arizona State University.
Mr. Stillman followed his family's profession of agriculture.
In 1983, he married Nancy Rollins of Holcomb, who survives him.
He is also survived by, his mother, Evelyn Stillman of Kennett and Peach Orchard, his sister, Linda Stillman of Tucson, Arizona, three aunts, Mary Alene Smith of Belton, Missouri, Mary Sanders of Amarillo, Texas, and Jo Ann Marchi of Savannah, Georgia; Gertrude, Liza Jane and several cousins.
Mr. Stillman was preceded in death, by his father, Claud Stillman, Jr., his grandparents Cassie and Claud Stillman, Sr., George Wayne Crouthers and Ona Heflin Matthews Wilhite, and three uncles, Alton Stillman, James Crouthers and L. G. Crouthers.
A private cremation ceremony was conducted on Monday, March 16, 1992 in Cape Girardeau.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 29, 1992, at 3:00 p.m. at 700 College Avenue, Kennett. All friends are invited. Those who would care to share a special memory at that time are encouraged to do so.
Please send any memorial gifts to the Delta Children's Home in Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-29
Deceased Full Name Paul Hermert Stirnaman, Jr.
Date Born March 03, 1944
Date Died June 16, 2000
Comments:
PAUL STIRNAMAN, Jr. – Class of 1962

Paul Hermert Stirnaman, Jr., 56, of Arkansas City, Kan., formerly of Senath, died Friday, June 16, 2000 at the St. Mary's Residential Center in Knoxville, Tenn.
He was born on March 3, 1944 in Kennett to Verburn "Petie" Cox and the late Paul II Stirnaman, Sr.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Stirnaman.
Survivors include his mother, Petie Stirnaman of Kennett, two brothers, Jerry Stirnaman of Dexter, and Glen Stirnaman of Rector, Ark., and a sister, Teresa McNair, of Knoxville, Tenn.
The funeral is planned for today, June 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Service of Senath. Burial will be in the Senath Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sid McNair, Doug Hunter, Patti Hunter, Gary Detwiler, Jerry Stirnaman and Glen Stirnaman.
The family request memorials be made to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-29
Deceased Full Name J. C. George
Date Born October 25, 1944
Date Died September 01, 1998
Comments:
J. C. GEORGE – Class of 1962

J. C. George, son of Verdia Elizabeth Moore George and the late William Franklin George, was born October 25, 1944 in Kennett, Mo. He died September 1, 1998 in the M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas, at the age of 53.
He married Connie Lee Edwards on July 24, 1965.
He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Kennett. He worked for the Missouri State Highway Patrol as a driver's examiner.
Surviving are is wife, Connie Lee George of Kennett; two daughters, Tonya Leigh Smith and her husband, Mark, of Kennett; and Jennifer Lynn George of Kennett; his mother, Verdie George of Kennett; a brother, George George of Rochester, New York; a sister, Debra Lowe of Kennett; three grandchildren, Collin Edward Smith, Ashlyn Alyssa Smith and Jaden Rae George, all of Kennett; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. today (Friday) in the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett. Reverend Ed Janssen and Reverend James McCrary officiated.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Kennett under direction of the McDaniel Funeral Service.
Pallbearers were Howard Cannon, Earl Dawson, Harold Goodrich, Ronnie Crittendon, Charles Price and Tyrone Presson.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Wills, Sam Meade, Jerry Wallace, Tom Duncan and Charles Isbell.
Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, or Hospitality Apartments, Houston, Texas.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-29
Deceased Full Name Gerald David Elders
Date Born February 17, 1942
Date Died August 21, 1999
Comments:
GERALD DAVID ELDERS – Class of 1962

Gerald David Elders, 57, of Kennett, Mo. died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1942 to the late Fred Dudle and Mildred Mae Cumpton.
He married Marilyn Kay Blansett on June 2, 1979.
Mr. Elders was a veteran, serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Slicer Street Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James E. Elder.
Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn Elders, of Kennett; a brother, Ray Elder of Kennett; two nieces; and other relatives and friends.
The funeral was held on Monday, Aug 22, 1999 at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. Johnny Hester officiated. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Henry Deeter, Charlie Archer, George Archer, Rick Gore, Leonard Boggs, and Calvin Holt.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-29
Deceased Full Name Anna Lou Wallace Wheeler
Date Born September 03, 1939
Date Died January 06, 1998
Comments:
ANNA LOU WALLACE WHEELER – Class of 1959

Anna Wheeler, 58, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at her home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 10 at Northside Baptist Church in Kennett with Rev. Jerome Taylor officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
Mrs. Wheeler was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Saigo, Miss., the daughter of J.D. Wallace and Gracie (Cotton) Wallace. Mrs. Wheeler worked as a secretary. She was a member of Northside Missionary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Wheeler was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.
Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Lynne Wheeler of Kennett; two sons, Terry Wheeler and David Wheeler, both of Kennett; one brother, Jimmy Dale Green of Indianapolis, Ind.; and one sister, Martha Williams of Kennett.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-29
Deceased Full Name Lynn Smith
Date Born December 19, 1940
Date Died April 08, 1991
Comments:
LYNN SMITH – Class of 1959

Funeral services for Lynn Smith, 50, Kennett, will be Wednesday, April 10, 1991 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Dennis Tyler officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Smith died April 8, 1991 at the William F. Bowld Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the husband of Donna Smith. He was born Dec. 19, 1940.
Visitation will be today, Tuesday, April 9, 1991 from 6-9 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-29
Deceased Full Name Deloise Ann Hammett Segraves
Date Born August 13, 1941
Date Died March 08, 1996
Comments:
DELOISE ANN HAMMETT SEGRAVES – Class of 1959

Graveside memorial services for Deloise Ann Segraves, 54, Holcomb, were conducted Monday March 11, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Gardens, Kennett, with the Rev. Carroll McGruder officiating. McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.
The daughter of Leslie R. and Edith Orene Rudd Hammett, she was born, Aug. 13, 1941, in Delta, Mo. On June 4, 1960, she was married to Larry Segraves. Mrs. Segraves died March 8, 1996, at her residence.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Segraves, Holcomb; two daughters: Lisa Newman, Kennett and Leigh Ann Reeves, Farmington; her parents: Leslie and Orene Hammett, Kennett; one grandchild, Mandy Newman, Kennett; one sister, Ethel Crawford, Osceola, Ark.; other relatives and friends.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-29
Deceased Full Name Clara Ann Kirk
Date Born age 56
Date Died November 02, 1996
Comments:
CLARA ANN KIRK – Class of 1959

Clara Ann Kirk, 56, of Mt. Morris, Mich., formerly of Kennett died Nov. 2, 1996 in Mt. Morris, Mich.
Mrs. Kirk was the daughter of Norma Kirk Crawford and the late Hershel Kirk.
Survivors include: her mother and step-father, Norma Kirk Crawford and Carl Crawford; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Darlene Smith; one grandson, Andy Kirk Smith; one sister, Norma Tackeberry of Kennett; her dear friend and care taker, Siena Hintz.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Mt. Morris, Mich.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-29
Deceased Full Name Walter Lawrence Gibbons
Date Born age 55
Comments:
WALTER LAWRENCE GIBBONS – Class of 1959

Visitation for Mr. Gibbons, 55, of Kennett will be held Saturday, March 1, 1997, at 6 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Mr. Gibbons died Wednesday, Feb 26, 1997, at his residence.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-29
Deceased Full Name Joyce Hutson Byrd
Date Born June 02, 1941
Date Died December 12, 1993
Comments:
JOYCE HUTSON BYRD – Class of 1959

A memorial service for Joyce Hutson Byrd, 52, of Kennett will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bradshaw Chapel with Rev. Elijah officiating. Mrs. Hutson died Sunday, December 12, 1993, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center.
The daughter of the late Eddie and Peacola Emory Hutson, she was born June 2, 1941 in Holly Grove, Ark., The wife of Izell Byrd, she was an LPN with Visiting Nurse Association.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Byrd is survived by a son, Emory Byrd of Kennett, a daughter, Izella Byrd of Kennett; four brothers, Johnny Hutson of Chicago, Sylvester Hutson, and Clarence Hutson both of Kennett and E. C. Hutson of Alton, Ill.; two sisters, Viola Williams of Kennett and Loretta Teague of Vero Beach, Fla.
She was preceded in death by a brothr, Lucius Hutson and a sister, Cordelia Hutson.
Bradshaw Funeral Home has change of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Carol Henfling Rebstock
Date Born June 15, 1940
Date Died April 05, 1993
Comments:
CAROL HENFLING REBSTOCK – Class of 1958

Funeral services for Carol Henfling Rebstock, 52, Kennett, were held Wednesday, April 7, 1993, at 10:00 a.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Reverend Bob Medlock and Reverend Dale Rickman officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Rebstock died Monday, April 5, 1993, at her home in Kennett.
Mrs. Redstock was born June 15, 1940, in Kennett, the daughter of Irene Fisher Henfling and the late William Woodrow Henfling. On November 28, 1959, in Kennett, she married Jerry Kenneth Rebstock, who preceded her in death on January 31, 1990.
Mrs. Rebstock is survived by: one daughter, Patty Gail and husband, Deny Scott, of Kennett; two grandsons, Chad Lynn Scott and Bradley Joe Scott, both of Kennett; her mother-in-law, Eura Rebstock, of Kennett; many other relatives and many friends.
Mrs. Rebstock was preceded in death by one son, Danny Joe Rebstock, one brother, Gerald Henfling, and two sisters, Billie Sue and Mary Lou Henfling.
Pallbearers were Tommy McMahon, Scott Henfling, Rick Rebstock, Brian Damron, Mark Crum and don Seymour, Jr.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Robert E. Kirkpatrick
Date Born April 11, 1940
Date Died May 08, 1996
Comments:
ROBERT E. KIRKPATRICK – Class of 1958

Funeral services for Robert E. Kirkpatrick, 56, Sidney, Ohio, will be held on Monday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Bud Evans officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Kirkpatrick died May 8, 1996 at his residence in Ohio.
Mr. Kirkpatrick, the son of the late Clifford and Marie Gentry Kirkpatrick, was born on April 11, 1940 in Holcomb, Mo. He was married to Karen Kelley Sullivan on October 24, 1982.
He is survived by: his wife, Karen Kirkpatrick, Sidney, Ohio; two stepsons, Kevin Sullivan, Kennett, and Brett Sullivan of Bloomington, Indiana; one brother, Clifford Kirkpatrick, Jr., Kennett; one sister, Sue Neal of Blytheville, Ark.; three grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one sister. He was a member of the Third Street Baptist Church and a former deacon.
Pallbearers will be Russ Hayes, Jerry Tyla, Danny Pool, James Finch, Donnie Brooks, and Keith Fincher.
Honorary pallbearers will be Raymon Casper, Carlton Crum, and Huel Jackson.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation will be help tonight beginning at 6 p.m.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name W. C. Broadway
Date Born November 16, 1938
Date Died April 12, 1997
Comments:
W. C. BROADWAY – Class of 1958

W. C. Broadway, 58, of Kennett died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Funeral services were Monday, April 14, 1997, at 11 a.m. at McDaniel Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Eddie Cagle and Tommy Estill officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were H.E. George, Hubert Snipes, Carl Watson, Henry Gee, Willie Mitchell and Lee Reed.
Mr. Broadway was the son of the late Guy William and Gyneth Berry Broadway. He was born Nov. 16, 1938, in Kennett. He married Joann Hall.
He is survived by his wife, Joann Broadway of Kennett; a son, Charles Lynn Broadway of Kennett; two step-sons, William and Jim Percifull, both of Kennett; two step-daughters, Susan Jackson and Bobbi Jo Garrett, both of Kennett; two sisters, Nina Jo Smith of Dyersburg, Tenn.; and Pauline Billie of Kennett; three brothers, Richard "Bud" Broadway of Kennett, Douglas Wayne Broadway of Anchorage Alaska, and Bill Broadway of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jarrod and Tyler Broadway; six step-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Jack V. Crittendon
Date Born December 21, 1938
Date Died December 12, 1994
Comments:
JACK V. CRITTENDON – Class of 1957

Funeral services for Jack W. Crittendon, 56, of Webster Groves, MO., will be held Friday, Dec 16 at 11 a.m. in the Gerber Chapel in Webster Grover. Mr. Crittendon died Monday, Dec. 12, 1994 at his residence.
He was the son of the late Elzie and Pauline Bradshaw Crittendon. He was born Dec. 21, 1938. Mr. Crittendon attended Webster University and graduated in 1988 from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., and retired from the Webster Grove Police Department in 1991 after over 25 years of service. He was a lieutenant his last 12 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; one son, David Crittendon of Baton Rouge, La.; one stepdaughter, Lisa Davis of St. Charles, Mo.; one brother, Ronnie Crittendon of Kennett; two sisters, Kay Houser of Anchorage, Alaska and JoAnn Higgins of Walls, Miss., and two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Crittendon was preceded in death by one brother, Don Crittendon and two sisters, Sammye Bonner and Mary Jim Crittendon.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Billy Franklin Muse
Date Born August 30, 1939
Date Died May 08, 1994
Comments:
BILLY FRANKLIN MUSE – Class of 1957
Funeral services for Bill Muse, 54, of Kennett, were held today Wednesday, May 11 at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Troy Alley officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m.
Mr. Muse died Sunday, May 8, 1994, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Arkansas.
Billy Franklin Muse, son of the late George and Althea Williams Muse was born August 30, 1939, in Kennett. Mr. Muse was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason.
His survivors include on son, Billy Muse of Marmaduke, Arkansas, one daughter, Sandy McCasland of Kennett, two brothers, Don Muse of Minden, Louisiana and Bob Muse of Columbia, Missouri; two sisters, Lucille Lowe and Margaret Wallace, both of Kennett, one grandchild and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. Muse was preceded in death by three brothers; George Muse, Jr., Jay Muse and Jerry Muse; four sisters, Katherine Little, Dorothy Robbins, Faye Billington and Marcella Muse.
Pallbearers were Mike Wallace, Mark Wallace, Charles Whitledge, George Davis, Nicky Muse and Arthur Billington. Honorary pallbearers were Maurice Wallace and J. R. Little.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett had charge of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Billie Joe French
Date Born age 61
Date Died January 08, 1993
Comments:
BILLIE JOE FRENCH – Class of 1956

Funeral services for Mr. Billie Joe French, 61, West Memphis, Ark., were Monday, Jan 11, 1993 at 10 a.m. at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Ark. Burial was in the Woodland Cemetery in Rector, Ark.
Mr. French died Friday, Jan. 8, 1993 at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Mr. French was retired from the U.S. Army and was a member of the West Memphis American Legion, Marion and West Memphis V.F.W., 40+8 Former P.O.W. Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy French of West Memphis, Ark., two daughters, Stacy French of Jefferson City, MO., Patricia Ann Spencer of Sebastopol, Calif., five sons Joe Brett French of St. Louis, MO., Lee French of Kansas City, MO., Bradley French of St. Louis, MO., Mike Spencer, Perry Spencer, both of West Memphis, Ark., one sister, Floella Boone of Cabot, Ark., two brothers, George French of Monticello, Ark., Gordon French of St. Louis, MO., his parents, Leroy and Flora French of Osceola, Ark., and 13 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Bobby Wayne White
Date Born April 11, 1937
Date Died October 06, 1992
Comments:
BOBBY WAYNE WHITE – Class of 1956

Funeral services for Bobby Wayne White, 55, of Dayton, Tennessee, formerly of Kennett, were held Tuesday, October 6, 1992, in Dayton, Tennessee. Burial was in Dayton, Tennessee. He was born April 11, 1937, and died October 06, 1992.
Mr. White was a native of Kennett and had been living in Dayton, Tennessee for the past 20 years, where he was a tile-setter. He was a graduate of the Kennett School System, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. White is survived by his wife, Gisela of Dayton, Tennessee, two daughters, Julie White of Lansing, Michigan, and Kitten Pope of Jacksonville, Florida, his father, Claude White, of the Kennett Health Care Center in Kennett, and many friends.
Mr. White was preceded in death by one son, Thomas White.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Lee Allen Sutton
Date Born December 07. 1936
Date Died August 17, 1999
Comments:
LEE ALLEN SUTTON – Class of 1955

Lee Allen Sutton, 62, of Kennett died August 17, 1999 at the National Health Care Center in Kennett.
The son of Alfred Sutton and the late Imogene Dunaway Sutton, he was born December 7, 1936, in Kennett.
He married Mary Huddleston.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 20, 1999, in the McDaniel Chapel, with Reverend Bud Evans officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.
Surviving are his wife, Mary J. Sutton of Kennett, two sons, Michael Sutton and wife, Cindy, of Kennett and Kelly Sutton of St. Charles, Mo., one step son, Ward Horden of Rockford, Ill;, one step daughter Chorlotte Crouch of Rockford, Ill., his father, Alfred Sutton of Kennett, one granddaughter, Myca Leigh Sutton, one step granddaughter, Leah Brock of Kennett, and many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Gary Cubbage, Gordon Bumford, Wimp Tackleberry, Tony Byrd, Steve Crow and Jackie Hughes.
The family suggests memorials may be made to VNA Hospice.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Albert R. Stewart
Date Born July 22, 1937
Date Died March 06, 1993
Comments:
ALBERT R. STEWART – Class of 1955

Graveside services for Albert R. Stewart, 56, Fort Myers, Fla., were today, Wednesday, March 10, 1993, at 10 a.m. at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Stewart died Saturday, March 6, 1993, at his residence. He was born July 22, 1937, in Portageville, Mo., to Stella Nolan Davis and the late Homer Stewart. He was a Vietnam veteran and retired as a Sr. Master Sergeant, after 22 years of service in the United States Air Force.
Survivors include his mother, Stella Davis of Kennett, one son, Ronald Stewart of Cape Coral, Fla., one daughter, Jo Carolyn Shands of Ft. Myers, Fla., one brother Fred Davis of Omaha, Nebraska, and one grandson, William Wilson of Ft. Myers, Fla.
Pallbearers were from the military.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Pearl Whitley Robertson
Date Born January 28, 1936
Date Died February 09, 1997
Comments:
PEARL WHITLEY ROBERTSON – Class of 1955

Funeral services for Pearl Robertson, 61, of Kennett were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at a p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Lonnie Mittag officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett. McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.
Pearl E. Robertson, the daughter of the late Jess and Ella Hilderbrand Whitley was born January 28, 1936, in Kennett. She was married to Paul E. Robertson on August 7, 1989 in Kennett.
Mrs. Robertson died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Survivors include her husband, Pail E. Robertson of Kennett, one son, Terry Mitchell of Hurlock, Md., one daughter, Regina Mendenhall of St. Louis, one brother, Jess Whitley of Kennett, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, other relatives and many friends.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Frances Smith Norris
Date Born April 02, 1936
Date Died December 26, 1998
Comments:
FRANCES SMITH NORRIS – Class of 1955

Funeral services for Frances Norris, 62, of Walnut Ridge, Ark. (formerly of Kennett), were today at 10 a.m. at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Gary Henson officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bob Holder, Phillip Tolson, Otis Wake, Tim Davis, Jack Lance and Bob White.
Norris died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge, Ark.
She was born April 2, 1936, in Kennett, to Agnes Poole Campbell and the late Marion Smith.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, Ark., and formerly a member of Third Street Baptist Church of Kennett.
She is survived by one son, Frank Norris of Poplar Bluff, two daughters, Sharon Milburn of Rector, Ark., and Elaine Norris of Walnut Ridge, Ark., two grandchildren, Wesley Scott Milburn and Amanda Elaine Norris, her mother, Agnes Campbell of Kennett; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Eugene Turberville, one daughter, Janet Elaine Tuberville.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Billy Jon Woods
Date Born March 21, 1936
Date Died May 23, 1993
Comments:
BILLY JON WOODS – Class of 1954

Funeral services for Dr. Billy Jon Woods, 57, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, were held today, Wednesday, May 26, 1993, at 1:00 p.m. at the Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Burial will be in the Cardwell Cemetery at Cardwell at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 1993, with Floral Haven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Dr. Woods died Sunday, May 23, 1993, at Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Woods was born March 21, 1936, in Cardwell, the son of Eli Woods and Kathleen Cooke. At the time of his death, he was a physician in a Tulsa hospital emergency room. He was also Director of the Vanderbilt School of Music at George Peabody College for Teachers from 1965 until 1978.
Dr. Woods is survived by two daughters, Dr. Robin Nolen, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Suzanne Woods, of London, England, one son, Jonathan Woods, of Fort Pierce, Florida, his mother, Kathleen Harris of Tulsa, Oklahoma, other relatives and many friends.
The family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Deceased Full Name Joan Smith Crisel
Date Born August 16, 1933
Date Died January 15, 1992
Comments:
JOAN SMITH CRISEL – Class of 1954

Funeral services for Joan Crisel, 58, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Kennett, were Saturday, Jan. 18, 1992, in Scottsdale.
Mrs. Crisel died Wednesday, Jan. 15 in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born in Kennett on August 16, 1933, the late Guy and Annette Smith. In 1953 she married Marlon "Bud" Crisel.
She is survived by her husband and two sons, Charlie and Eddie Crisel, of Scottsdale. She was preceded in death by one brother.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-27
Deceased Full Name Waymon Yvon Kirby
Date Born February 25, 1935
Date Died February 28, 1993
Comments:
WAYMON YVON KIRBY – Class of 1953

Funeral services for Waymon Yvon Kirby, 58, Malden, Mo., will be Thursday, March 4, 1993, at 10 a.m., at the Howard Chapel in Manila, Ark., with Rev. William Piercy officiating. Burial will be in the Manila Cemetery.
Mr. Kirby died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1993, at the Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Fla. He was a retired Air Force Tech Sgt. and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of Kennett High School and a member of the Everett Street Baptist Church in Kennett. He was born Feb. 25, 1935.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ann Reynolds Kirby of Manila,Ark., three daughters, Mrs. Mary McDougal of Leachville, Ark., Mrs. Cathy Haywood of Piggott, Ark., Mrs. Patti Bivns of Orlando, Fla.., one son, Mr. Steven Kirby of Pittsburg, Kansas; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be today, Wednesday, March 3, 1993, from 6-9 p.m., at the Howard Funeral Home in Manila, Ark.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-27
Deceased Full Name R. L. Mitchell
Date Born December 15, 1934
Date Died October 10, 1997
Comments:
R. L. MITCHELL – Class of 1953

R. L. Mitchell, 62, of Kennett, died Friday, October 10, 1997, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 13, at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Tommy Estill officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Mitchell, the son of the late Rufus T. and Lona Frederick Mitchell was born December 15, 1934, in Hackleburg, Ala.
On September 8, 1952, he was married to Wanda Walters in Kennett. He was a member of the Abiding Peace Temple in Kennett.
Surviving are his wife, Wanda Mitchell of Kennett, a son, Kenny Mitchell of Kennett, three brothers, Ray Mitchell of Baldwin, Willie Mitchell and Eugene Mitchell, both of Kennett, two sisters, Linda Watson of Kennett and Bernice Trober of Collinsville, Ill., two grandchildren, Joey and Derek Mitchell, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Vernon and Clyde Mitchell.
Pallbearers were Bill Heinen, Kenny Ford, Bob Horton, John Robison, Marion Carpenter and Keith Grantham. Honorary pallbearers were Rev. Eddie Cagle, James Rowland and Larry Swindle.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-27
Deceased Full Name Lon Thomas Berry
Date Born February 10, 1935
Date Died February 04, 1998
Comments:
LON THOMAS BERRY – Class of 1953

Lon Berry, 62 of Kennett, died Feb. 4, 1998, at the VA Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Shumake Cemetery in Kennett with Rev. Loyd Adams officiating. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Berry was born on Feb. 10, 1935, in Holcomb, the son of Clyde H. Berry and Bernice (Selby) Berry. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Berry was preceded in death by his father and one sister.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Berry of Coral Springs, Fla., one son, Patrick Berry of Coral Springs, Fla., two sisters, Rosalie Berry of Kennett and Wanda Smith of Hot. Springs, Ark., and one granddaughter, Tabatha Berry of Winter Park, Fla.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-27
Deceased Full Name William H. (Bill) Dunn
Date Born July 26, 1945
Date Died November 26, 1992
Comments:
WILLIAM H. "BILL" DUNN – Class of 1963

Memorial services for William H. "Bill" Dunn, 47, Lawrence, Kan., formerly of Kennett, will be Saturday, Nov. 28, 1992, at 2 p.m. at the Bradshaw Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Dale Rickman and Bob Medlock officiating.
Mr. Dunn died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1992, at the VA Medical Center in Kansas. He was born July 26, 1945, in Gideon, MO., to Ruben and Eula Dunn. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett, was leader of a Boy Scout Troop in Kansas and served in the military from 1975-1988. On Feb. 14, 1977, in Lawrence, Kan., he was married to Janet Kotas.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Dunn of Lawrence, Kan., two sons, Tracy Dunn of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Michael Dunn of Lawrence, Kan., one daughter, Suzanne Dunn of Lawrence, Kan., his parents, Ruben and Eula Dunn of Kennett, one brother, Dale Dunn of Kennett, one sister, Jacqueline Bridges of Kennett.
Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett will be in charge of the arrangements.
The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Cancer Leukemia Fund or the Ely Baptist Church Building Fund.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-27
Deceased Full Name Ollive Faye Muse Billington
Date Born November 23, 1935
Date Died December 27, 1991
Comments:
FAYE MUSE BILLINGTON – Class of 1954

Funeral services for Ollive Faye Muse Billington, 56, of Kennett, were held Sunday, December 19, 1991, at 2:00 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Reverend Jim Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett with McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Billington died Friday, December 27, 1991, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center Kennett.
Mrs. Billington was born November 223, 1935, in Clarkton, the daughter of the late George and Althea Williams Muse. On October 27, 1956, in Dyersburg, Tennessee, she married Bobby W. Billington, who preceded her in death on March 9, 1990.
Mrs.Billington is survived by one son, Arthur Wayne "Dink" Billington of Kennett, two daughters, Kelly Billington Boyt of Columbia, and Christi Billington Marler of Kennett, three grandchildren, Jennifer Binkly of Kennett, Shannon Marler of Paragould, Arkansas, and Morgan Billington of Columbia, four brothers, Hershel Jay Muse of New Carlyle, Ohio, Donald Muse of Mendon, Louisiana, Bobby Muse of Columbia, and Billy Muse of Senath, three sisters, Lucille Lowe, Dorothy Robbins and Margaret Wallace, all of Kennett.
Mrs. Billington was preceded in death by one sister, Katherine Little.
Pallbearers were Phillip Greenway, B. J. Young, Gary Alsup, Dewayne Jackson, Jack Lance and Danny Stillman.
Honorary pallbearers were Jim Reid, Tom Crunk, George Thurston and Monty Gray.
Visitation was held Saturday, December 28, 1991, at 6:00 o'clock at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel, Kennett.
The family requests that memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-27
Deceased Full Name Carl C. Moore
Date Born October 16, 1936
Date Died April 15, 1999
Comments:
CARL C. MOORE – Class of 1954

Carl C. Moore was born October 16, 1936 in Kennett, Mo. to Jack and Eula Riggs Moore.
He grew up in Kennett and graduated from the Kennett High School, Class of 1964. He later attended the University of Minnesota.
He married Barbara Fielder December 14, 1956. They came to Minnesota in 1960 and had lived in Newport, Minn. since 1989. He died April 15, 1999.
For 30 years Mr. Moore had been employed by the Unisys Corp. He retired October 31, 1991 as director of software development.
Surviving is his wife, Barb Moore of Newport, Minn., a son Michael Moore and his wife, Marilee, of Raleigh, N.C., a daughter, Tawn Matthys and husband, Kurt, of Cincinnati, Ohio, two brothers, Harold and Raymond of Benton, Mo., a sister, Lucille Kamphaus of Colorado, and five grandchildren, Ariel, Casssie, Ryan, Shaun and Dylan.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lindell.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. today, April 20, at Kolk Funeral Home, Cottage Grove, Minn.
Interment was private.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-27
Deceased Full Name Thomas D. Foster
Date Born November 9, 1939
Date Died June 6, 1994
Comments:
THOMAS D. FOSTER – Class of 1957

Funeral services for Thomas D. Foster, 54, of Wappapello, Mo., were held today, Thursday, June 9 at 2 o'clock at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Jim Schrimp officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett. Visitation was Wednesday, June 8 from 6-9 p.m.
Mr. Foster died Monday, June 5, 1994 at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. He was born November 9, 1939, to Mildred I. Jackson Foster and the late William "Bill" Foster in Caruth, Mo. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Veterans Association.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky Lewis of Corinth, Miss., and Tommy Lewis of Little Rock, Ark., two daughters, Krystal Don Foster and Jodi Foster, both of Rector, Ark., one grandson, Taylor Dane Lewis of Corinth, Miss., mother, Mildred Foster of Kennett, one brother, Bill M. Foster and wife, Louise of Lakeland, Fla., a very special loved one, Marguerite Foster Ward of Wappapello, Mo., and several other relatives and friends. Mr. Foster was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Sue McCormick.
Pallbearers were Gary Oldham, Ricky McCormick, Billy Don McCormick, Joey McCormick, Larry Rogers and Phil Bradley.
Honorary pallbearers were Scotty McCormick, Jim Boone and John Dickerson.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett has charge of the arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-27
Deceased Full Name Kay McMillan Gargus
Date Born August 12, 1941
Date Died March 25, 1994
Comments:
KAY MCMILLAN GARGUS – Class of 1959

Kay McMillan Gargus, 52 died Friday, March 25, 1994, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. (She was born August 12, 1941).
She was the wife of Ted Gargus, of Kennett.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 o'clock this evening at the McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 28, at McDaniel Chapel. The Reverend Gary Mayes will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Garden Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Delta Children's Home or to the American Cancer Society.
All arrangements are being handled by the McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.


 

Name: Nelli Sharp Alexander <leftylou47@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-25
Deceased Full Name Cleatie Edward Sharp
Date Born June 27, 1944
Date Died Dec. 22, 1999
Comments:
Cleatie Sharp, 55, of Kennett, died Wed. Dec. 22, 1999 at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center.
The son of Nadine Berry Holman and the late Hubert Holman, he was born on June 27, 1944 in Kennett. He married Nellie Sanders on Dec. 4, 1966 in Kennett.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Sharp; and a sister, Martha Hudgens.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Sharp of the home; three sons, Daniel Sharp and his wife, Kim of Sunset, Utah, Robert Sharp and his wife Amy, of Kennett, and Jeffrey Sharp of Jonesboro, Ar.; and a daughter, Sarah Sharp of Kennett; his mother, Nadine Holman of Kennett; two brothers, Elmo Sharp and Ricky Sharp, both of Kennett; and four sisters, Laura Crawford of Steele, Reyna Cunningham, Patsy Smallmon, and Jerris Smith, all of Kennett.
The funeral was held on Dec.24,1999 at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. The Rev. Dale Rickman officated. Buriel was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Sanders, Johnny Crawford, Ken Smith, Paul Cade, Cleveland Brown, and Steve Sharp.
Class of 1963.


 

Name: Nelli Sharp Alexander <leftylou47@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-25
Deceased Full Name Cleatie Edward Sharp
Date Born June 27, 1944
Date Died Dec. 22, 1999
Comments:
Cleatie Sharp, 55, of Kennett, died Wed. Dec. 22, 1999 at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center.
The son of Nadine Berry Holman and the late Hubert Holman, he was born on June 27, 1944 in Kennett. He married Nellie Sanders on Dec. 4, 1966 in Kennett.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Sharp; and a sister, Martha Hudgens.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Sharp of the home; three sons, Daniel Sharp and his wife, Kim of Sunset, Utah, Robert Sharp and his wife Amy, of Kennett, and Jeffrey Sharp of Jonesboro, Ar.; and a daughter, Sarah Sharp of Kennett; his mother, Nadine Holman of Kennett; two brothers, Elmo Sharp and Ricky Sharp, both of Kennett; and four sisters, Laura Crawford of Steele, Reyna Cunningham, Patsy Smallmon, and Jerris Smith, all of Kennett.
The funeral was held on Dec.24,1999 at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. The Rev. Dale Rickman officated. Buriel was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Sanders, Johnny Crawford, Ken Smith, Paul Cade, Cleveland Brown, and Steve Sharp.


 

Name: Nancy Taylor Pope <ndpope1948@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-24
Deceased Full Name Ted W. Benson
Date Born 12 May 1929
Date Died 30 Sept. 1991
Comments:
Ted W. Benson
12 May 1929 -- 30 Sept. 1991
Class of 1948
Funeral services for Ted W. Benson, 62, of Columbiana, AL, originally of Kennett, were today, Wednesday, October 2, 1991, at 11 a.m. at Ridout's Southern Heritage Chapel in Pelham, AL, with Reverends Joe Sanders and David F. Parker officiating. Burial was in Mount Era Cemetery, Saginaw, AL.
Mr. Benson died September 30, 1991 at Shelby Medical Center in Alabaster, AL. He was born in Kennett to Thomas W. and Iva Lewis Benson. He was the husband of Bettie J. Benson.
Mr. Benson was a member of Camp Branch United Methodist Church and a member of the Hoover Masonic Lodge 644. He was also a veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; two sons, Will Benson of Odenville, AL., and Shannon Blake Benson of Alabaster, AL; two daughters, Rebecca Layfield of Columbiana, AL, and Robin Light of Lubbock, TX; nine grandchildren; and one brother, DR. M. Lewis Benson of Guntersville, AL.
Visitation was held October 1, 1991 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

 

Name: Nancy Taylor Pope <ndpope1948@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-24
Deceased Full Name Emmett B. French, Jr.
Date Born 08 Sept. 1930
Date Died 18 Dec. 1997
Comments:
Emmett B. French, Jr.
8 Sept. 1930 -- 18 Dec. 1997
Class of 1948

Emmett B. French, Jr. - age 67, of Searcy, AR died thursday December 18, 1997 in Searcy. He was born September 8, 1930 in Hardy, AR, the son of Emmett B. French and Sarah McCord. Mr. French was a member of Westside Church of Christ in Searcy and had been an Elder at Bristol Road Church of Christ in Flint, MI. Mr. French was an accountant at General Motors.
Surviving are:wife, Marlene Sue French of Searcy; daughter, Carol Adams of Searcy, 2 sons, John French of Waterford, MI, Paul French of Durand, MI: 3 sisters; Vera Cooper of Kennett, MO.; Willene Hubbard of Kennett, MO.; Eva Hanks of East Peoria, IL; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Sarah French. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 20, 1997 at 2 PM at Roller-Daniel Chapel with burial in White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy, AR. Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Searcy, 1903 Beebe Capps, Searcy, AR.
He was a graduate of Kennett High School in 1948.

 

Name: Nancy Taylor Pope <ndpope1948@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-24
Deceased Full Name Emmett B. French, Jr.
Date Born 08 Sept. 1930
Date Died 18 Dec. 1997
Comments:
Emmett B. French, Jr.
8 Sept. 1930 -- 18 Dec. 1997
Class of 1948

Emmett B. French, Jr. - age 67, of Searcy, AR died thursday December 18, 1997 in Searcy. He was born September 8, 1930 in Hardy, AR, the son of Emmett B. French and Sarah McCord. Mr. French was a member of Westside Church of Christ in Searcy and had been an Elder at Bristol Road Church of Christ in Flint, MI. Mr. French was an accountant at General Motors.
Surviving are:wife, Marlene Sue French of Searcy; daughter, Carol Adams of Searcy, 2 sons, John French of Waterford, MI, Paul French of Durand, MI: 3 sisters; Vera Cooper of Kennett, MO.; Willene Hubbard of Kennett, MO.; Eva Hanks of East Peoria, IL; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Sarah French. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 20, 1997 at 2 PM at Roller-Daniel Chapel with burial in White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy, AR. Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Searcy, 1903 Beebe Capps, Searcy, AR.

 

Name: Nancy Taylor Pope <ndpope1948@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-24
Deceased Full Name Jimmy Dale Cunningham
Date Born 13 Oct. 1926
Comments:
Jimmy Dale Cunningham
13 Oct 1926 - ?

Jimmy Dale Cunningham, 26, former Kennett resident, was killed instantly yesterday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding collided headon with a car on a highway near South Bend, IN.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vasco Cunningham of Kennett. Full details of the accident had not been learned by the family this morning.
For the past three or four months, Mr. Cunningham had been employed in an aircraft factory at South Bend after attending Notre Dame University there.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but are expected to be held Wednesday with the Baldwin Funeral service in charge.
Mr. Cunningham was born Oct. 13, 1926, in Cardwell. He attended Kennett schools, graduating from Kennett High School in 1948. He served three years in the Navy.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Cunningham.

(*This was a piece I got from the Dunklin Democrat right after it happened and I didn't get anymore details.He was the first one in our class to die. NDP)

 

Name: Nancy Taylor Pope <ndpope1948@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-24
Deceased Full Name Jimmy Dale Cunningham
Date Born 13 Oct. 1926
Comments:
Jimmy Dale Cunningham
13 Oct 1926 - ?

Jimmy Dale Cunningham, 26, former Kennett resident, was killed instantly yesterday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding collided headon with a car on a highway near South Bend, IN.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vasco Cunningham of Kennett. Full details of the accident had not been learned by the family this morning.
For the past three or four months, Mr. Cunningham had been employed in an aircraft factory at South Bend after attending Notre Dame University there.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but are expected to be held Wednesday with the Baldwin Funeral service in charge.
Mr. Cunningham was born Oct. 13, 1926, in Cardwell. He attended Kennett schools, graduating from Kennett High School in 1948. He served three years in the Navy.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Cunningham.

(*This was a piece I got from the Dunklin Democrat right after it happened and I didn't get anymore details. NDP)

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name James David Ford
Date Born February 07, 1947
Date Died April 26, 1997
Comments:
JAMES DAVID FORD – Class of 1965

James David Ford, 50, of Caruthersville and formerly of Kennett, died Saturday, April 26, 1997, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, 1997, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. James F. Pinkerton and Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
Mr. Ford was born in Kennett (Feb. 7, 1947), to the late James Fenton and Bettye Hicklin Ford. He attended school in Kennett and was a 1965 graduate. Mr. Ford was also a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the Birmingham School of Law. Mr. Ford was a veteran, having served his country in the United States Army. He was a partner in the Hazel and Ford Law form in Caruthersville. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Caruthersville, where he was a Deacon and a Sunday school teacher.
Mr. Ford was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Rotary Club, American Legion Post #88, president of the Heartland Ole Miss Rebels Club, City Attorney for Steele and Hayti, Mo., Pemiscot County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, City of Caruthersville Attorney and a Democrat. On December 10, 1982, in Kennett, he married Kathy Kelley.
Mr. Ford is survived by his wife, Kathy Ford of Caruthersville; two daughters, Rebecca (Becky) Gilmer of Caruthersville and Kelly Ford of Caruthersville; two sisters, Byron Fredrick of Jacksonville, Fla., and Chris Kimbrough of Collierville, Tenn.; and one brother, Mark Ford of Jonesboro, Ark.
H. S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville inadvertently forgot to add an aunt, Elberta Ford Byrd of Kennett, as a survivor.
Pallbearers were Mel Gale, Keith Jean, W. Keith Currie, John T. McMullan, Rocky Dunavant and Michael B. Hazel.
Honorary pallbearers were Sidney Chaffin, Calvin House, John M. Gale, Julian Boyd.
The H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name Donald Jerome Ridings
Date Born July 15, 1937
Date Died June 17, 1997
Comments:
DONALD JEROME RIDINGS – Class of 1955

Don Ridings died June 17, 1997, in Washington, D.C., from medical complications following an operation to drain a cyst in his spinal column. A celebration of his life was held June 21 in Louisville, Ky., where he lived for 20 years. His ashes are in the Memorial Garden at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Mr. Ridings was born July 15, 1937, in Arbyrd to the late Gus Hill and Edith Masters Ridings. Don was the youngest of five children, including the late Dr. Ray Ridings, Wenona Ridings Harrison of Cape Girardeau, Dr. Harold D. Ridings of Cape Girardeau and Charles L. Ridings of Austin, Texas.
He graduated in 1955 from Kennett High School, where he was an outstanding student and letterman in both football and basketball. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a Master's degree in journalism and later received a law degree in Louisville, KY.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name Glen Patton
Date Born November 27, 1935
Date Died March 27, 2001
Comments:
GLEN PATTON – Class of 1953

Glen Patton 65, of Senath, Mo., died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
Born Nov. 27, 1935, in Senath, the son of the late Paul and Gladys Grills Patton, who survives of Kennett, was a graduate of Kennett High School, a member of the Local 12 Bricklayers Union, a Master of the Masonic Lodge AF and Am 68, a District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the Masonic Lodge and he owned and operated the Eating Place in Senath.
On Nov. 16, 1976, in Kennett, he married Shirley Dortch, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include his children and their families, Steve, Lesa, Andrew and Stephanie Patton of Fort Worth, Texas, Rob, Jennifer and Sara Patton, of Frisbee, Mo., John, Jill and Sydney Patton, of Kennett, David, Debbie and Jessica Patton, of Scots Hill, Tenn., Susan Michael, Monica and Rachel Beaumont, of Mt. View, Ark., Todd, Dedra, Trent, Derrick and Sllegra Dalton, of Murray, Ky., Kevin, Debbie, Bradley and Matthew Dalton, of Marietta, Ga., and Randy, Lori, Eric and Keila Dalton, of Cooksville, Tenn., two sisters, Barbara Webb and husband Larry, of Kennett and Mary Sue Henry, of Collinsville, Ill., and one uncle Jerry Grills of Galesburg, Mich.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Steve Patton and Gene West officiating.
Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rob, David, and John Patton, Todd Dalton, Michael Beaumont, Ashley Henry, Scott and Larry Webb.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Lane, Tim Riggs, Lonnie Moser, Denis Bacon, Jerry Bost, James Dortch, Carl Small, Tom Crunk, Harry Icenogle and Bob Holder.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name James Larry Wall
Date Born June 24, 1934
Date Died June 18, 2001
Comments:
JAMES LARRY WALL – Class of 1952

James Larry Wall, 66, of Dexter, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Kennett.
He married Martha Ann Miller, who preceded him in death on April 6, 1998.
Born June 24, 1934, in Caruthersville, MO., son of the late James Beauford and Ferbie G. Evans Wall, he graduated from Kennett High School in 1952, where he was outstanding in football and track. He worked for Charles Todd/Aramark Uniform for 33 years, serving as general manager and vice-president from 1972-1997.
Survivors include two sons, Vincent Scott and Timothy Mark Wall, both of Sikeston, MO. and two brothers, Donald B. Wall, of Kennett and Darrell Dewayne Wall, of Augusta, W. VA
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, June 21, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 22, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Janson officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Heulett, Dale Beaty, Bob Sturgeon, Harold Sturgeon, Richard Edgington and Kennett Ford. Honorary pallbearers are Lee Winkler, Norman Winkler, Bill Hook, J.D. Faulkner, Tom Striegel, Ralph Martin, Bill Estes, Glen Leach and Harold Edwards.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name Wanda Lou (White) Connell
Date Born December 31, 1933
Date Died February 26, 1998
Comments:
WANDA LOU WHITE CONNELL – Class of 1951

Wanda Lou (White) Connell, 64, formerly of Kennett, died of Heart and respiratory failure Thursday, February 26, 1998, at the Jackson Madison County Hospital in Jackson, TN.
A memorial service was held at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joe Burnham of Kennett; and Rev. Don Reeves and Rev. Larry Dailey, both of McKenzie, TN, officiating. She was buried at Dunklin Memorial Gardens. McDaniel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
A second memorial service was held at Bethel College in McKenzie on Tuesday, March 3.
Ms. Connell was born December 31, 1933, in Kennett to Mildred White and the late Earl White.
She lived in Kennett for many years where she worked as the food service director for the Kennett Public Schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She moved to McKenzie, TN in 1978 where she worked for Bethel College as the food service director for nearly 20 years.
She sat on the board of the local American Cancer Society and held the position of Memorial Chairman. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie.
She is survived by a son, Stewart Selves, of Memphis; a daughter, Lou Ann Selves of Memphis; a brother, Bob White of Kennett; and her mother, Mildred White of Kennett.
She also leaves her beloved collie, Stormy and cat, Sam.
Pallbearers were Norman Bartmess, Gerald Gamble, Bill Hook, J. C. Skaggs, Milton Tate and George Workman.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name Burley Gene Horton
Date Born March 17, 1929
Date Died January 04, 1999
Comments:
BURLEY GENE HORTON – Class of 1949

Burley Gene Horton 69, of Memphis, retired inspector for the Health Department, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at his home after a stroke. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Forest Hill Funeral Home East with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery East. He was a member of Christ the Rock Church. Mr. Horton, the widower of Eleanor Horton, leaves a daughter, Regina McCuistion, and a son, Mark Horton, both of Bartlett, four sisters, Pauline Milavich, Maxine Harkey and Dorothy Harris, all of Kennett, Mo., and Margie Clines of St. Louis, and four grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Gideons. Mr. Horton was born March 17, 1929.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name Elberta Ford Byrd
Date Born May 02, 1931
Date Died January 28, 1998
Comments:
ELBERTA FORD BYRD – Class of 1949

Elberta Ford Byrd, 66, of Kennett died Jan 28, 1998, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services were held Sunday Feb. 1, 1998, at McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett, the Rev. James McCrary and Ed Jansson officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Ford was born May 2, 1931, in Kennett to the late Elbert L. and Rowena Ford. She married R. R. Byrd who preceded her in death in 1995.
Survivors include nine great-nephews, two great-great-nieces, a great-great-nephew, three dear friends, Carolyn Workman, Linda Pullium, and Mary Lou Jones, all of Kennett, other relatives and many friends.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, James Fenton Ford, a sister, Sue Ford Lair, and a nephew, James David Ford.
Pallbearers were Charles Isbell, Gene Williams, Johnny Dalton, Wayne Tucker, George Workman, and Jerry Stillman. Honorary pallbearers were Flake McHaney, John McClain, John Hall Dalton, Fred E. Ford, Lynn Grisham, Dr. Charles R. Cash, James Ed Reeves, and Edward Reeves.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name George E. Poe
Date Born May 14, 1930
Date Died October 20, 1997
Comments:
GEORGE E. POE – Class of 1948

George E. Poe, 67, of Lucerne Valley, Calif., died Monday, October 20, 1997, at his residence. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 25, at the Kern Funeral Home I Victorville, Calif. He was born May 14, 1930.
Survivors include his wife, Fern Poe of Lucerne Valley, Calif.; his mother, Ada Larson of Kennett; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death in February 1997 by a brother, Aldon Poe.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name Tomazine Lamb DeLong
Date Born November 23, 1927
Date Died November 01, 1996
Comments:
TOMAZINE LAMB DeLONG – Class of 1945

Funeral services for Tomazine DeLong, 68, of Kennett will be held today, Nov 5 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating. Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Paragould, Ark. Mrs. DeLong died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996 at her residence.
Mrs. DeLong, the daughter of John F. and Maude Nutt Lamb was born Nov 23, 1927 in Bono, Ark. She was married to Dr. William L. DeLong March 4, 1972 who preceded her in death Aug. 14, 1983.
Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Dr. John R. and Jolene Lamb of Kennett; one sister and brother-in-law, Inez L. and Dr. Clark M. Baker of Paragould, Ark; one niece and her husband, Rendy and Stephen Lightfoot of Kennett; two nephews and their wives, Dr. Murl and Concetta Baker of Sprintgdale, Ark. And Dr. John Robert and Wanette Baker of Batesville, Ark.; 2 great nephews, 6 great nieces; other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers will be, Harold Perkins, John Donnelly, John Vardell, Lynn Krech, Jerry Clark and W. L. Green


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name Peggy Cash McGhee
Date Born November 24, 1923
Date Died February 27, 1997
Comments:
PEGGY CASH McGHEE – Class of 1942

Funeral services for Peggy Cash McGhee, 73, of Poplar Bluff and formerly of Kennett, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at the First Christian Church in Kennett with the Rev. Allen Oakley officiating.
Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. McGhee died Thursday Feb. 27, 1997 at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.
Born Nov 24, 1923, in Johnston City, Ill., Mrs. McGhee was the daughter of the late Ben and Gertrude Green Cash.
Survivors include: One son, Joe David McGhee of Poplar Bluff; three brothers, Dr. Charles Cash and Tom Cash, both of Kennett and Joe D. Cash of Houston, Texas; one sister, Emma Bell Byrd of Kennett; and other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers were Tony Byrd, Ben Byrd, J. D. Faulkner, Everett Farmer, Dr. Rick Jones and Tommy Spain.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name Winifred E. Redman
Date Born July 07, 1922
Date Died June 20, 1944
Comments:
WINIFRED REDMAN – Class of 1940

Winifred E. Redman, 22-years-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin C. Redman of Kennett, Aviation Radioman Second Class in the U.S. Navy, has been reported "Killed in a plane crash while in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country," the telegram from the Navy Department being received by his mother on Sunday.
The full text of the telegram states:
"The Navy Department deeply regrets to inform you that your son Winifred E. Redman, Aviation Radioman Second Class; USNR, was killed in a plane crash while in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country. " The Department extends to you its sincerest sympathy in your great loss. On account of existing conditions the body if recovered cannot be returned at present. If further details are received you will be informed. To prevent possible aid to our enemies please do no divulge name of his ship or station.
"Vice Admiral Randall Jacobs, Chief of Naval Personnel"
Young Redman who was born and reared in Kennett would have been 22 years old had he lived until Friday of this week. He received his education in the schools of this city, being graduated from the Kennett High School with the class of 1940, after completing a business course. Immediately upon graduation he accepted a fulltime position with the Bank of Kennett where he had worked while going to school, and was a valued employee of that bank at the time he enlisted in the Navy on May 25, 1942.
His boot training was taken at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, after which he was sent to Northwestern University for specialized training, and after that he trained at the Memphis Naval Base and Jacksonville, Fla., before being sent to Rhode Island and California to complete his training before being assigned to an aircraft carrier. He has been aboard ship since Christmas Day, 1943.
On his last leave home in June of last year, Redman was enthusiastic over the training he had received, and was anxious to get into active service. In all of his letters he has been most cheerful and seemed delighted with the service he was performing. His last letter to his family was written on May 31, and received early in June. He had written one letter to the Bank of Kennett on June 6, and this was probably his last letter to friends in this community.
Winifred was a member of the Baptist Church of Kennett, and was an unusually intelligent young man, with the brightest of prospects upon his return from the service.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Misses LaVergne and Mary Ellen Redman, one brother, Alvin Glenn Redman and a half-brother Joe Redman.
Winifred Redman was born July 7, 1922, passed away in the service of his Country in the Southwest Pacific June 20, 1944.
Memorial services were held on July 9, 1944, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kennett with Rev. Virgil Rose and Rev Fred Walker.





 

Name: Nancy Taylor Pope <ndpope1948@hotmal.com>
Date: 2003-03-23
Deceased Full Name Robert Lawson Hancock
Date Born 14 July 1930
Date Died 13 March 2003
Comments:

Robert Lawson "Bob" Hancock
14 July, 1930 - 13 March 2003
KHS Class of 1948
Bob Hancock died on Thursday March 13, 2003 in Duarte, CA. He had a heart attack. I was told by family he would be cremated. He was married to Carmalita Reagan on Dec 25, 1949 at the Slicer St. Church of Christ in Kennett. I can probably find out more about him such as parents if needed.
Bob and Carm have 5 children: Scarlet, Bobbie, Cindy, Samantha, and Marcy.

 

Name: Nancy Taylor Pope <ndpope1948@hotmal.com>
Date: 2003-03-23
Comments:
I have given you all the names of deceased from our class that I am aware of. I told you that Bob Hancock died on Thursday March 13, 2003 in Duarte, CA. He had a heart attack. I was told by family he would be cremated. He was married to Carmalita Reagan on Dec 25, 1949 at the Slicer St. Church of Christ in Kennett. I can probably find out more about him such as parents if needed.
Bob and Carm have 5 children: Scarlet, Bobbie, Cindy, Samantha, and Marcy.

 

Name: Nancy Taylor Pope <ndpope1948@hotmal.com>
Date: 2003-03-23
Comments:
I have given you all the names of deceased from our class that I am aware of. I told you that Bob Hancock died on Thursday March 13, 2003 in Duarte, CA. He had a heart attack. I was told by family he would be cremated. He was married to Carmalita Reagan on Dec 25, 1949 at the Slicer St. Church of Christ in Kennett. I can probably find out more about him such as parents if needed.
 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Judith Lee Barnes Hill
Date Born August 10, 1938
Date Died April 16, 1990
Comments:
JUDITH LEE BARNES HILL - Class of 1956

Private graveside services for Judith Lee Hill, Little Rock, Ark., were today, Thursday, April 19, 1990 at the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Hill died Monday, April 16, 1990 in Little Rock, Ark. She was born Aug. 10, 1938, in Kennett to Jack E. Barnes, Jr. of Livermore, Calif., and the late Margaret E. Barnes.
Survivors include her husband, James N. Hill, Sr. of Little Rock; two daughters, Tonya Lee Hill and Carla Jo Lee of Little Rock; one son, Bruce E. Hill of Dallas, Texas; one son-in-law, Bill Lee of Little Rock; two granddaughters, Charla and Katy Lee of Little Rock. She was preceded in death by two sons: James N. Hill Jr., Stephen R. Hill; and one brother, Jack E Barnes, Jr.
At Judy's request the prescribed attire was blue jeans, cowboy boots, hats and bandanas with Willie Nelson music played.
Pallbearers were David Robins, John Wilder, John L. Braswell, Bill Lee, Bob Hicks and Tony Byrd.
The family requests that any memorials be given to the American Cancer Society.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Kay Suzanne Sexton O'Connell
Date Born January 14, 1939
Date Died February 16, 1993
Comments:
SUZANNE SEXTON O'CONNELL - Class of 1956

Memorial services for Kay Suzanne Sexton O'Connell, 54, Dublin Ireland, will be Saturday, Feb. 20, 1993, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Kennett with Father Mark Binder and Dr. Allen Oakley officiating.
Mrs. O'Connell died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1993, at the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. She was born Jan. 14, 1939, in Kansas City, MO., to Ruth G. Sexton and the late Jean E. Sexton. Mrs. O'Connell graduated from Kennett High School in 1956 and won the Art Award for her talents in that field. She attended the Kansas City Art Institute where she graduated from in 1960 and also attended graduate school at the University of Indiana. She taught private art lessons in Kennett during the summer while attending school.
Later she worked at the University of Missouri's Printing Division in Columbia and found time to produce a viewing of her work at the Kennett National Bank of Kennett. Mrs. O'Connell was a member of the St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Kennett. On Dec. 28, 1964, in Dublin, Ireland, she was married to Christopher Brian O'Connell.
Survivors include her husband, Christopher Brian O'Connell of Dublin, Ireland; one daughter and grandchild, Marie Aisling O'Connell Cook and Cillian Rhys Cook of Dublin, Ireland; one son, Dr. Etienne O'Connell of Edinburgh, Scotland; her mother; Mrs. Ruth G. Sexton of Kennett; one brother, Kent Sexton of Kennett; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Nancy Hall Keller-Williams
Date Born January 15, 1938
Date Died December 19, 1979
Comments:
NANCY (HALL) KELLER-WILLIAMS – Class of 1955

Sikeston Standard, Sikeston, MO

Services for Mrs. Nancy Faye (Hall) Keller Williams, 41, of 801C Ruth St., who died Sunday, December 19, 1979, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Ralls County, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Christian Church. The Rev. Paul Walker, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Friends may call at Nunnell Funeral Chapel between 5 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Born Jan. 15, 1938 in Holland, Mo., she was the daughter of Mrs. Clara Henderson Hall of Matthews, who survives, and the late Jessie B. Hall.
On Aug. 8, 1978, she married Larry Williams, who survives, of the home. It was incorrectly reported Monday that her husband lives in Waterloo, Iowa, and that she was formerly employed by Personal Finance Co. She actually was formerly employed as manager of AVCO Finance Corp. offices in Sikeston and Cape Girardeau, and was currently employed by Allied Van Lines.
She was a member of First Christian Church.
In addition to her mother and husband, survivors include: two sons, Larry Dale Keller, stationed with the Air Force in Tuslog, Turkey, and Michael David Keller, stationed with the Navy in West Hartford, Conn., and two half sisters, Mrs. Jesse Black of Cape Girardeau and Mrs. Naomi Nolen of Hayti.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Carolyn Williams Workman
Date Born July 14, 1931
Date Died November 21, 2002
Comments:
CAROLYN WILLIAMS WORKMAN – Class of 1949

Carolyn Williams Workman, 71, of Kennett, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Baptist Medical Center East in Memphis, Tenn.

Born July 14, 1931, in Kennett, a daughter of the late John A. and Lyle Vardell Williams, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kennett.

On Dec. 30, 1953, she married George Workman who survives.

Other survivors include a son, Dana Workman and wife, Cyndi, of Collierville, Tenn., a daughter, Nancy Foy and husband, Brent, of Olive Branch, Miss.; a sister, Kathryn Hunter and husband, Jack, of Kennett and five grandchildren, Skylar, Sutton and Satchel Workman and Mallory and Logan Foy.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 24, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Paul Lanning and Gary Mayes officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers are Frank Williams, Mike Hunter, Donald “T-Boneö Hall, Rick Jones, Carlos Woodard and Omer Gaskins.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name June E. Richardson
Date Born June 28, 1931
Date Died December 08, 1995
Comments:

DR. JUNE E. RICHARDSON - Class of 1949

Services for Dr. June E. Richardson, Austin, Texas formerly of Kennett, were conducted today, Dec. 11, 1995, at Wilke-Amey-Clay Funeral Home, with Rev. Jack Burton officiating. Burial was in the Forrest Oaks Memorial Park Cemetery.

The daughter of Pearl Richardson and the late Rev. Irl R. Richardson, she was born June 28, 1931, in Kennett. In 1953 she graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee School of Nursing with a B.S. degree. Later she completed pre-med courses at the University .of Houston while working as a registered nurse. In 1963, she received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where she was awarded membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society.

Dr, Richardson moved to Austin in 1963 where she interned at the Brackenridge Hospital. She practiced general family medicine for 30 years, until her illness forced retirement. She was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church, the Travis County Medical Society, the Texas Academy of Family Practice, the Texas Medical Association, The American Academy of Family Practice, and the AOA Medical Honor Society. Dr. Richardson died of cancer, Friday, Dec. 8, 1995, at her residence at the age of 64.

Survivors include one son, Tom A. Richardson, Austin; her mother, Pearl Richardson, Angleton, Texas; brother and sister-in-law; Dr. Paul and Janette Richardson, The Woodlands, Texas; sister and brother-in-law; Helen and Charles Cargill, Angelton, Texas; brother and sister-in-law; Dr. Gene and Mary Richardson, Lindale, Texas; many nieces and nephews.

Dr. Richardson was preceded in death by one brother, Irl Richardson, Jr.

Pallbearers were Keith, Bruce and Terry Cargill, Gene Jr., Mark and John Richardson.

Honorary pallbearers were Cliff Johnson, Jr., Dan, Paul and Steve Johnson, Kirk McCormick, Adam Stolif and Wayne Pendleton.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the New Horizons Ranch and Center for Troubled Children, Goldthwaire, Texas or the American Cncer Society, Austin, Texas.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Mary Ellen Redman Frizzell
Date Born February 13, 1931
Date Died September 11, 1995
Comments:
MARY ELLEN REDMAN FRIZZELL – Class of 1949

Funeral services for Mary Frizzell, 64, Texarkana, Texas, formerly of Kennett, were conducted Monday, Sept. 11, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the East Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Larry Sims officiating. Burial was in the East Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Frizzell was born Feb. 13, 1931, in Kennett. She was the former owner of Gallery Gift and Bath, a bridal consultant at Dillard's and a member of the First Baptist Church, Moore Lane. Mrs. Frizzell died Friday, Sept. 8, 1995, at her residence in Texarkana.
Survivors include her husband, Hugh Frizzell, Texarkana; one daughter, Sheryl Frizzell Vaikus, of Texarkana, one stepson, David Frizzell, Albuquerque, N.M., one stepdaughter, Teresa Frizzell; one brother, Alvin Redman, Tennessee; one sister, Laverne Redman of Texarkana; one sister-in-law; Velda Frizzell, Memphis, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Paul E. Wright
Date Born February 17, 1929
Date Died January 20, 1997
Comments:
PAUL E. WRIGHT – Class of 1946

Funeral services for Paul E. Wright, 67, of Severn, Maryland, formerly of Kennett, were held in Blen Burnie, Maryland.
Mr. Wright was born February 17, 1929.
He graduated from Kennett High School in 1946. He would be remembered as one of the football starts.
Mr. Wright died Monday, January 20, 1997.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Oscar Wright of Tulsa, Okla.
Survivors include two sons; Greg and Steve, and one daughter, Donna, one daughter-in-law, Renie, three grandchildren; Amber, Crystal and Alex all of Maryland; six sisters; Lena Allen of Springfield; Ellen Strain, Edna Wright, Jessie Thomason and Ruth Crain, all of Kennett; one brother, Thomas Wright of Murphysboro, Ill; many nieces and nephews.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Zackwrie "Bud" Parr, Sr
Date Born April 10, 1928
Date Died November 24, 2002
Comments:

ZACKWRIE (BUD) PARR – Class of 1946

Zackwrie (Bud) Parr, Sr., 74, of Kennett, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at his residence.

Born April 10, 1928, in Kennett, son of the late Zack and Flora Pearl Churchwell Parr, he was a veteran, owner/operator of Parr’s Grocery and a member of the Solid Rock Church in Kennett.

He married Bonnie Sue Daniels, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include four sons, Dr. Zackwrie Scott Parr, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Tony Anthony Parr and wife, Kerri, Rev. Zack Parr and wife, Chris and Marco Scot Parr, all of Kennett; one daughter, Teresa Annette Parker and husband, Dewayne, of Kennett; one brother, Gary Parr, of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Mattie Lee McGhee, of Kennett and 10 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Solid Rock Church in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Solid Rock Church with the Rev. Carroll McGruder and Louis Cordell officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers are Don Alford, Charles Halter, Murel Jones, Tommy Price, Kurt Sawyer and Odie Wake.

Honorary pallbearers are T.R. Baker, J.R. Early, Rudy Pylant and Dub Sturgeon.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Dorothy Whte Barnes
Date Born July 14, 1927
Date Died April 19, 1995
Comments:
DOROTHY WHITE BARNES – Class of 1946

Funeral services for Dorothy J. Barnes, 67, Sikeston, will be conducted Saturday, April 22, 1995, at 10 a.m. at the Ponder Funeral Home, Sikeston. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Kennett at a later time.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Mary White, she was born July 14, 1927, in Nimmons, Ark. On June 8, 1946, in Kennett, she was married to Elmer L. Barnes. She was a member of the Sikeston Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. Mrs. Barnes died April 19, 1995, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center, Sikeston.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer L. Barnes, Sikeston; two sons: Dennis E. Barnes, Sr., St Louis, and David Bruce Barnes, Sikeston; one daughter, Rebekah J. Marine, Rockport, MA; one sister, Madge Smith, Land Between the Lakes, Ky.; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, April 21, 1995 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ponder Funeral Home, Sikeston.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Bill Plumley
Date Born May 01, 1925
Date Died April 18, 1995
Comments:
BILL PLUMLEY – Class of 1943

Funeral services for Bill Plumley, 69, Kennett, were conducted today, April 21, 1995, at 10 a.m. at the Ely Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Medlock officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of arrangements.
The son of the late Commie Robert and Ida Josephine Brower Plumley, he was born May 1, 1925, in Kennett. On March 30, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., he was married to Lottie Haraway. Mr. Plumley was a member of the Ely Baptist Church, Kennett. He died April 18, 1995, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Lottie Plumley, Kennett; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Carol Plumley, Springfield, MO.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Gary Emmons, Fountain Hills, Ariz.; two grandsons, Robert Plumley, Springfield and Jason Belsher, San Antonio, Texas; three granddaughters, Leah Plumley, Springfield, Jessica and LeeAnn Emmons, Fountain Hills; other relatives and many friends.
Mr. Plumley was preceded in death by one son, Steven Plumley, one brother, William Robert Plumley and one sister, Edna Brown Moore.
Pallbearers were T. R. Baker, Gene Lemonds, Jack Jackson, Larry Shumaker, Bill Bradshaw and Jim Akers.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Crosson, Bill Tripp, Paul Petty, Jim Decker, Tommy Branum, Clint Masterson, Marvin Collier, Ollie Craft, Bennie Merguie, Bob Hallum, Jim Mungle and Jim Bird.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name William "Dick" Holley
Date Born April 21, 1925
Date Died February 18, 2002
Comments:

WILLIAM (DICK) HOLLEY – Class of 1943

William (Dick) Holley, 76, , of Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Born April 21, 1925, in Kennett, son of the late Nedham and Louise Dickey Holley, he was a veteran, serving in WWII, having spent time in the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations. He worked in the food industry at Armour & Company and Wettereau prior to his retirement. He served on the Borad of Deacons at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico, Mo., and Cape Girardeau, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Board of Directors at the First National Bank in Cape Girardeau, a member of the Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, a member of the American Management Association and the Rotary Club of Mexico.

On June 26, 1949, he married Betty Steck, who survives of the home. Survivors also include one daughter, Claire Jane Holley, of Chesterfield and one half-brother, Clinton Holley, of California.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the McCombs Funeral Home with the Rev. Grant Gillard officiating.

Burial will follow at the Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2002 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo., 63131-3597.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Betty Ruth Glasgow Bobo
Date Born September 29, 1924
Date Died January 09, 1997
Comments:
BETTY RUTH GLASGOW BOBO – Class of 1941

Clarksdale – Betty Glasgow Bobo, 72 retired science teacher, died of heart failure Thursday, January 9, 1997, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Bobo was born September 29, 1924.
Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Oakridge Cemetery. Nowell Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Sigma Xi, American Association of University Women and Coahoma Woman's Club. Mrs. Bobo, the wife of Dr. William B. Bobo, also leaves three sons, Todd C. Bobo of Minneapolis, Dr. Richard H. Bobo of Jackson and Malcolm Bobo of Heber Springs, Ark.; two sisters, Dr. Annabel G. Gross of Sacramento and Dorothy G. Launaus of Jupiter, Fla.; a brother, Clifton C. Glasgow of Dallas, and two grandchildren.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to St. Paul's United Methodist Church.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Donald A. Wheatley
Date Born September 14, 1923
Date Died December 05, 1975
Comments:
DONALD A. WHEATLEY –
Former Teacher at KHS – 1950 – 1975

Donald A. Wheatley was born Sept. 14, 1923, at Jonesboro, AR. Don, at an early age learned to love the outdoors and such activities became his chief past times. He attended the grades through high school at the Arkansas State College Training School. Attended and completed three years of college at Arkansas State 1940-1943. Entered World War II at age 19 in the spring of 1943. Served basic training at Fort Sill, OK, in a mule pack artillery. Transferred to the air force and entered pilot training, and received pilot's wings in 1944. Served in the South Pacific as a Co-Pilot on B-24's flying combat missions (14) from Guam and Okinawa before the war ended.
He returned to Arkansas State in 1946 to complete A.B. Degree (English). Active in athletics, he was offered to be the high school basketball coach and Jr. High football coach at Newport, AR. (1947-1948). The team had a record that won them the right to participate in the state tournament. Advanced against Conway on home court but defeated by Jonesboro at Little Rock. Returned to Arkansas State to complete education requirements and receive BSE degree in spring of 1949. Became engaged to Evelyn Houston. Don received his MA degree from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, TN in spring of 1950 (Major-American History).
Don and Evelyn were married July 1950 at Trumann, AR. Don began teaching in the Kennett school system in the fall of 1950. For summer time work Don held several difference jobs – employed by the city to manage a summer recreation program – to manage the Little League Baseball program for 2 or 3 seasons. He was self-employed for a few summers making duck calls which he sold in several states.
Don served as an Elder in the Christian Church soon after coming to Kennett. He was the Scoutmaster for Troop 89 for several years.
In September 1968, Don and Evelyn lost their seventeen-year-old son Doney Wheatley. A second son, Alvis, was born in 1956. Don passed away December 5, 1975.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Linual "Lin" D. Richey
Date Born November 05, 1937
Date Died March 19, 1995
Comments:
LINUAL "LIN" D. RICHEY – Class of 1956

Linual "Lin" D. Richey, 57, Vacaville, Calif., formerly of Kennett, died March 19, 1995, at his residence after a long illness.
The son of the late Joseph Lewis and Anna Vernia Bradley Richey, he was born November 5, 1937, in Kennett. He graduated from Kennett High School in 1956. He retired as an ironworker in 1989 due to illness.
Survivors include his wife, Sophie Rickey, Vacaville; two daughters, Michele Harbaugh, Cottonwood, Calif., Suzie Rodesky, Vacaville, one son, Jeff Richey, also of Vacaville; two stepsons, Douglas Barron, San Jose, and Brian Barron, Daly City, Calif.; one sister, Oma Lee Rickey-Sprague, San Jose; one brother, Lewis Rickey, Carson City, Nev.; grandchildren, Jaclin and Katelin Rickey, Vacaville, Emily Byers and Austin Harbaugh, Cottonwood and Rheannon and Jessie Schmidt, Vacaville; his former wife and mother of his three children, Gloria Campbell-Giametia, of Vacaville.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Russell Keith Jackson
Date Born August 17, 1934
Date Died February 28, 2002
Comments:
RUSSELL KEITH JACKSON - Class of 1953

Russell Keith Jackson, son of the late John F. Jackson and Grace Davis Jackson, was born on Aug. 17, 1934 at Kennett and died in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 28, 2002 at the age of 67.
Mr. Jackson was of the Pentecostal faith, a former employee of Purlator Filter Company in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dexter.
He was united in marriage to Vaudine Goodrich on June 19, 1956 at Hernando, Miss. Mrs. Jackson survives of the home in Dexter.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Jo Backfisch of Ozark, Mo. and Jeris Knight of Dexter; by one brother, Bill Jackson of Dexter; by five grandchildren; and by five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 - 8 p.m., Friday, March 1.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Pastor Avis Murray officiating.
Interment will follow in the Armstead Dowdy Cemetery with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements.






 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
Deceased Full Name Thelma Redman
Date Born April 22, 1900
Date Died September 30, 1994
Comments:
THELMA REDMAN – Former Teacher of KHS

Funeral services for Thelma Redman, 94, of Kennett, will be held Friday, September 30, 1994, at 1:30 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. James McCrary officiating. She died Monday, September 26, 1994, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Miss Redman was born April 22, 1900, at Hollywood, Missouri.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 29 from 7-9 p.m. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
She is survived by one sister, Hallie Redman Swank, of St. Charles, Missouri; one brother, Charles Cooper Redman of Kennett, five nieces, Noel Swank Berryman of St. Charles, Carol Swank Miller of Shreveport, Louisiana, Elaine Redman Gerbert of Cooper City, Florida, Patti Redman Lewis of Kennett and Jane Kilpatrick Petrie of Brighton, Michigan; and two nephews, James E. Swank of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Joe Warren Kilpatrick of Sacramento, California.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett has charge of the arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-18
Deceased Full Name Robert L. (Bob) Presnell
Date Born December 19, 1934
Date Died May 10, 1993
Comments:


ROBERT L. (BOB) PRESNELL - Class of 1952

Funeral services for Robert L. (Bob) Presnell of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of Kennett, were held today, Wednesday, May 12, 1993 at Fred Hunter Funeral Home Chapel in Ft. Lauderdale. Mr. Presnell died Monday, May 10, 1993 at his residence. He was born Dec. 19, 1934.
Mr. Presnell was a 1952 graduate of Kennett High School and a 1956 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.
His grandfather, Dr. U.A.V. Presnell, founded the former Presnell Hospital in Kennett. The site currently serves as the Kennett Boarding Home.
Mr. Presnell is survived by his mother, Polly Freytag of Kennett; his wife, Donna, and five children, Scott, Robin, Pauline, John and Lisa, of the home.
Friends may contact the Fred Hunter Funeral Home, 718 S. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale for information regarding memorials.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-18
Deceased Full Name Wlma Merritt Doherty
Date Born March 07, 1941
Date Died December 23, 2002
Comments:
WILMA MERRITT DOHERTY – Class of 1958

Wilma Doherty, 61, of Kennett, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born March 7, 1941, in Broseley, Mo., daughter of the late Chester Earl and Goldie Dona Johnson Merritt, she was a member of the Emerson Street Church of God in Kennett.

On Aug. 20, 1961, she married Gary Doherty, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son Gary Doherty, Jr. and wife, Maria, of Kennett; one daughter, Lisa Ann Adkins and husband, Barry, of Lexington Park, Md.; one brother, Mike Merritt, of Kennett; four sisters, Joyce Francis, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Alice Patrick, of Cape Fair, Mo., Mary Pickens, of Kennett and Janiet Adams, of Odenton, Md. and three grandchildren, Barry Van Adkins, Jr., Chnristopher Scott Adkins and Garret Thomas Doherty.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 26, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Jordan and Michael Chambliss officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers are Rex Jeffress, Tim Simmons, Clayton Lightfoot, Glenn Hurst, Charles Isabell, Larry Chailland and Ron Hicks.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-18
Deceased Full Name James Kent Sexton
Date Born April 11, 1941
Date Died January 11, 2002
Comments:
Area businessman succumbs to long illness 01/15/02 Buddy Winkle

Longtime Kennett businessman James Kent Sexton died Friday, Jan. 11.

Since 1966 Sexton has worked in the community, providing real estate and insurance from the Rigdon Sexton office at 412 First St. Originally he worked for Fred Rigdon, who began the business in the forties. Rigdon had brought Sexton in to take care of the insurance side of the business while Rigdon worked real estate. Fred Rigdon passed away about a year ago.
After years of taking care of the insurance side of Rigdon Sexton’s business Sexton was encouraged by Rigdon to become a MIA, a Member of the Appraisal Institute. This membership is very prestigious to appraisers. This designation showed Sexton’s professionalism and thoroughness when it came to his work.
Mayor Charles Brown who is also in the insurance business said, "He was very professional in his dealings. He had the ability to put together big plans – the community will miss that and his type of expertise."
Brown went on to mention the subdivisions Sexton had developed and his outstanding statewide reputation for the professionalism and expertise in his work.
In all the years Sexton lived and worked in Kennett undeniably he was a businessman, on the board for the Cotton Exchange Bank. But for many years he also served as the president of the country club.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s Sexton served as greens chairman for the country club. He was very passionate about his work. Every morning before he would go to his office he would stop by the country club to make sure that everything was working right. Though he was in charge of the greens he didn’t just sit around and give others instructions. Many times he would get on his tractor and work the greens himself. He even helped dig the lake.
On Monday, Jan. 14 the board of the Kennett Country Club voted unanimously to place a memorial on the first tee box. The plaque was dedicated to the memory of James Kent Sexton for his contributions to the Kennett Country Club. Before Sexton passed away a few members of the board were able to tell him about what they had done. Though Sexton was too ill to talk he was not too ill to smile a big, broad smile. Needless to say, Sexton was pleased.
In addition to his service to the country club Sexton was a wonderful golfer. He won many tournaments including the Kennett 4-Ball, a tournament that involved the use of four players.
Attorney Jim Reynolds of Crow, Reynolds, Shetley and McVey often played golf with Sexton at the country club. Reynolds said of his old friend, "He was a real character."
Reynolds went on to tell that Sexton could drive by any house or property and have the uncanny knack for telling the property’s history from as far back as at least 50 years. He could tell you when it was bought, when it was sold, who it belonged to, who it once belonged to and a little bit about the kind of person who owned it.
Wilma Doherty, who worked as a secretary for Sexton for 30 years spoke fondly of her employer. She mentioned that one of Sexton’s favorite things was when she would bring him a batch of her chocolate marshmallow brownies. Doherty also talked about the fact that sometimes he would just sit and visit with his clients for hours at a time.
Doherty even told her favorite story of the joke she had played on Sexton during his birthday. She had given him a cake that she had supposedly baked. When he cut into it he couldn’t cut it. "At first," Doherty said, "he didn’t want to tell me that he couldn’t cut my cake. He was a real gentleman. By the time he figured out it was just foam rubber decorated as a cake we were all laughing." Sadly, with both of Rigdon Sexton’s founding fathers missing a question comes to mind. What’s going to happen to the business? Despite Sexton’s absence Rigdon Sexton will stay in business. Sexton’s wife Viretta will step into her husband’s shoes as owner of the business while several of the remaining staff will take on bigger duties in their job.
Pat Wilson, who has worked at Rigdon Sexton for almost 35 years will go and get her insurance license so that she can sell crop and hail insurance. Wilson said she learned a lot from Sexton in all the years she had worked for him. "He was an intelligent man. Very precise. A good businessman, father and boss," Wilson said.
A broker is in place to allow the further transactions of real estate so that the business can go on. Without a broker Rigdon Sexton would be forced to close its doors.
Reverend Gary Mayes of First Christian Church lead services for Sexton on Monday, Jan.14. He was 60 years old when he passed away. He is survived by his wife Viretta, and his children William Kent Sexton, James Garland Sexton, Camille Berkley Lockhart and Natasia Sexton. He leaves behind one grandchild Olivia Berkley Lockhart.
Donations in memory of Sexton can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, VNA Hospice Care in Kennett or the Scleroderma Research Foundation at 2320 Bath St. Suite 315, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-18
Deceased Full Name James Kent Sexton
Date Born April 11, 1941
Date Died January 11, 2002
Comments:
JAMES KENT SEXTON - Class of 1959

James Kent Sexton, 60, of Kennett, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at his residence.
Born April 11, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of the late Jean E. and Gwendolyn Ruth Gladish Sexton. On June 2, 1973, he married Viretta McElyea, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include two sons, William Kent Sexton, of Dallas, Texas and James Garland (Luke) Sexton, of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Camille Berkley Lockhart, of Springfield, Mo. and Natasia Sexton, of Baton Rouge, La.; one niece, Aisling O’Connell Cook, of Dublin, Ireland; one nephew, Etienne O’Connell, of Dublin and one grandchild, Olivia Berkley Lockhart, of Springfield.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Suzanne O’Connell.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kennett with the Rev. Gary Mayes officiating.
Pallbearers were Charles Parker, Wendell Crow, Steve Crow, Jim Reynolds, Rick Jones, Langdon Jones, Patrick McHaney and Richard Edgington.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Kennett, VNA Hospice Care in Kennett or the Scleroderma Research Foundation, 2320 Bath St., Suite 315, Santa Barbara, Calif., 93105.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-18
Deceased Full Name Ruben Dale Dunn
Date Born December 29, 1947
Date Died August 15, 2001
Comments:
RUBEN DALE DUNN – Class of 1965

Ruben Dale Dunn, 53, of Kennett, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, in El Paso, Texas.

Born Monday, Dec. 29, 1947, in Gideon, Mo., son of the late William Martin (Ruben) and Eula Huie Dunn, he was a member of Masonic Lodge 68 AF&AM and was employed by Robertson Transport PFT., Champaign, Ill.

On March 13, 1969, at Holcomb, Mo., he married Ethel Louise Drowns, who survives of the home.

Also surviving are two sons, Robert William Dunn and his wife, Chasitity of Steele, Mo. and Emmett Dale Dunn and wife, Christy of Kennett; one daughter, Mary Ann Burrow-Coffel and husband, Billy of Kennett; one sister, Jacqueline Bridges and husband, Cecil Paul of Kennett; seven grandchildren, Johnathon Dunn of Houston, Texas, TX and Trey Dunn of Steele and Emmett Dunn II and Chrisie, Chaza and Corby Burrow all of Kennett.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Martin (Bill) Dunn.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 in the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett, with Masonic services at 7 p.m.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 in the Bradshaw Chapel with the Rev. Dale Rickman and J.C. Joyner officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers will be Bill Monroe, Hubert Snipes, Scott Tutor, Bill Heinen, Calvin Furlow and Lonnie Hyde.





 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-18
Deceased Full Name Vanessa Shown Potter
Date Born April 20, 1960
Date Died June 21, 2002
Comments:
VANESSA SHOWN POTTER - Class of 1978

Vanessa Potter, 42, of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Kennett, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born April 20, 1960, in Kennett, she was the daughter of Jim Shown, of Kennett and the late Bertha Lou Mabry Shown.

On March 18, 1990, she married Steve Potter, who survives of the home. Survivors also include two step-sons, Dustin Estes and Taylor Potter, of Paragould; one sister, Angie Shown, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two brothers, Tim Shown, of Jonesboro, Ark. and Donnie Shown, of Baxter, Tenn.; five nieces, Michelle Fields, of Baxter, Becky Sutton, of Cookeville, Tenn. and Ashley, Madison and Whitney Shown, all of Jonesboro and one nephew, Eric Shown, of Cookeville,

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman and J.C. Joyner officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett. Pallbearers were John Robinette, William Bailey, Mike Sloan, Keith Clark, Mark Lipper, Wes Sanford, Charlie Pedigo and Todd Harvey.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-16
Deceased Full Name Irene Nash Vardell
Date Born January 24, 1934
Date Died August 12, 1999
Comments:
IRENE NASH VARDELL - Class of 1952

Graveside services for Irene Vardell, 65, Brandon, Florida, formerly of Kennett, were held today, August 17, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. Rev. Dale Rickman officiated and McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Vardell died August 12, 1999, at the Beverly Nursing Home in Brandon, Florida.
Mrs. Vardell, the daughter of the late Gwyn W. and Letha Robertson Nash, was born January 24, 1934 in Kennett. She married James F. (Jimmy) Vardell. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1993.
She is survived by: one sister, Peggy Peoples and her husband, Oscar (Bud) of Brandon, Florida; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
The pallbearers were Dean Tucker, Darrell Wheeler, Tommy Masterson, and Tom Kinnard.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-16
Deceased Full Name Delores Nail Callis
Date Born March 04, 1931
Date Died March 10, 2002
Comments:
DELORES NAIL CALLIS – Class of 1949


Delores Nail Callis, 71, of Richardson, Texas, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the Baylor Richardson Medical Center in Richardson.

Born March 4, 1931, in Kennett, daughter of the late William Dixon and Harriet E. Owen Nail, she was a member of the Ely Baptist Church in Kennett, and a school teacher.

On Oct. 2, 1954, she married Mac Callis, who survives of the home. Survivors also include one son, Sean Callis, of Paragould, Ark.; one daughter, Heather Matzdorf, of Richardson; two grandsons, Jarod Anderson, of Kennett, and Seth Anderson, of Boys Ranch, Texas; three granddaughters, Holly, Kimberlea and Kelly Matzdorf, all of Richardson; one great granddaughter, Krystyn Anderson, of Kennett; one brother, Bill Nail, of Bolivar, Mo.; 5 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, March 14, at the Ely Baptist Church in Kennett with Rev. Don Slatton officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-16
Deceased Full Name Annette Noble Morgan
Date Born August 31, 1938
Date Died December 18, 2001
Comments:
ANNETTE NOBLE MORGAN - Class of 1956

Former state Rep. Morgan dead at 63

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Annette Morgan. a former teacher who came to exert broad influence over education in the 12 years she headed the Education Committee of the Missouri House, is dead at the age of 63. Morgan, a Democrat, had battled liver cancer for five years and she died Tuesday night. She represented a Kansas City district in the General Assembly from 1981 until 1997. In her role as a committee head she played a key role in important education measures, including a 1993 plan that raised $310 million in taxes while revising the state aid formula for public schools and establishing new academic performance standards for students. Among other bills, Morgan helped sponsor measures strengthening school safety and creating the Parents as Teachers program in which experienced parents offer practical advice to new parents during home visits. In 1988 she was House sponsor of a measure that lowered the percentage of the vote needed to pass bond issues for schools. Two-thirds had been the standard -Morgan worked to lower the bar to four-sevenths. Gov. Bob Holden, who served in the House with Morgan. praised her as "one of the greatest fighters on behalf of Missouri schoolchildren." saying her name "became nationally synonymous with education al improvements." "She helped shape a decade of the most important educational reforms this state has ever seen," the governor said. "She cared deeply and led quietly," said state Auditor Claire McCaskill, who also served in the House with Morgan. "And she was probably the best role model I’ve ever -encountered for courage and integrity." Another former House colleague, U .S. Rep. Karen McCarthy of Kansas City, said Morgan had a rare quality; "the wisdom to see the big picture as well as to take it down to the individual child in the classroom." Her former colleagues recalled Morgan as a lawmaker who did not seek the limelight and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to achieve her goals. Her forte was in keeping a bill alive and pushing it forward through the legislative maze until it reached the governor’s desk. For years that meant negotiating with Senate Education Committee Chairman Harold Caskey of Butler, who is known for insisting on his position. Still, Democrats recalled, Morgan often got her way. Morgan’s legislative interests were not limited to education. Before retiring in 1997, she helped pass a bill authorizing the Midwest’s first 24-hour skilled-nursing facility for AIDS patients. National groups tapped her expertise. She served on the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, among others. Morgan’s father, John Noble, was a 16-year state senator from Kennett in the Bootheel, and her mother. Alletha Noble, was a lawyer and teacher. She was a granddaughter of John Bradley, who served on the Missouri Supreme Court. Morgan’s husband. William B. Morgan died in 1991. She is survived by a son, a daughter and a granddaughter, all of Kansas City. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Kansas City.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-16
Deceased Full Name Ina Jean Crawford Martin
Date Born February 08, 1937
Date Died March 24, 1985
Comments:
INA JEAN CRAWFORD MARTIN – Class of 1955

Services for Ina Jean Crawford Martin, Paragould, Ark., formerly of Kennett, were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Center Hill Church of Christ with Mark Howell, Mike Brooks and Scott Williams officiating. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery with the Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould in charge of the arrangements.
The daughter of the late Howard and Thelma Scruggs Crawford, she was born Feb. 8, 1937, in Casa, Ark. Mrs. Martin was a former employee of the Redbook Florist and a member of the Church of Christ. She died March 24, 1985, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital, Paragould, at the age of 48.
Survivors include her husband, Donley R. Martin, Paragould; three sons: Scott Williams, Oxford, Miss.; Kent Williams, Cape Girardeau; and Donny Martin, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Cassee Horn, Paragould; one stepdaughter, Marsha Martin, Paragould; one brother, Van Crawford, Swartz Creek, Mich.; two sisters: Pat Crawford, Fort Worth, Texas, and Sherry Trussell, Alabama; and one grandchild.
Pallbearers were Steve Crawford, Keith Martin, Ron Martin, Jim Martin, Terry Nunley.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-16
Deceased Full Name Jack Banes Edward
Date Born August 04, 1936
Date Died December 07, 1995
Comments:
JACK BANES EDWARD Class of 1955

Jack Banes Edwards, 59, Fitchburg, Wisc., formerly of Kennett, died Dec. 7, 1995, at his residence.
The son of Pearl Bess Lester and the late Jack Edwards, he was born Aug. 4, 1936, in Kennett. He was a graduate of Kennett High School. On June 7, 1956, he was married to Colleen Conway.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen Edwards, Fitchburg; five children, and five grandchildren; his mother, Pearl Bess Lester, Kennett; one half brother; Doug Lester, Cape Girardeau.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, L. T. Lester.
Services were conducted today Dec 11, 1995, at Lyndon Station, Wisc.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-16
Deceased Full Name Paul Edward Lale
Date Born February 7, 1935
Date Died November 10, 1994
Comments:

PAUL EDWARD LALE – Class of 1953

Funeral services for Paul Edward Lale, 59, Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Forest Hill East Funeral Home in Memphis. Following the services burial will be in the Forest Hill East Cemetery.
He was born, February 7, 1935 in Campbell, MO., and died Thursday, Nov. 10, 1994 at the St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Mr. Lale was a store manager for Firestone and served in the U.S. Navy in Korea.
He is survived by his wife, Annette Vogel Lale, also formerly of Kennett; one son, George Paul Lale of Nashville, Tenn; one daughter, Theresa Kay Webb, of Corning, Ark.; three brothers, Jimmy Lale of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Larry Lale of Alice, Texas and James Johnson of Kennett; one sister, Barbara Rasberry of Kennett; two grandsons, Chris and Daniel Webb, of Corning, AR., and one granddaughter, Samantha Lale of Nashville.
The Forest Hill East Funeral Home of Memphis has charge of all arrangements.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-14
Deceased Full Name Martha Ann Miller Wall
Date Born December 08, 1933
Date Died April 06, 1998
Comments:
MARTHA ANN MILLER WALL - Class of 1953

SIKESTON – Martha Ann Wall, 64 died April 6, 1998, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born Dec. 8, 1933, in Ripley, TN, daughter of the late Frank A. and Bertha E. Brooks Miller, she was of the Church of Christ belief.
On Feb. 28, 1958, in Kennett, she married Larry J. Wall who survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Scott Wall and Timothy Mark Wall of Sikeston; four brothers, Bill Miller of Maringouin, LA., James H. Miller of Valley Mines, Charles B. Miller of Fruitland, Fla., and Gary Don Miller of St. Louis; and three sisters, Dorothy Reeder of Little Rock, Ark., Barbara Jones of Amarillo, Texas, and Janet Formby of Lakeland, Fla.
Three brothers, Jack Miller, Harold Miller and Edward Miller, preceded her in death.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9th at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett with Larry Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-14
Deceased Full Name Robert Glenn Starnes
Date Born January 28, 1934
Date Died January 31, 2001
Comments:
ROBERT GLENN STARNES - Class of 1953

Robert Glenn Starnes, 67, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at his residence in Kennett.. He was born Jan. 28, 1934.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the McDaniel Chapel with the Rev. Ed Jansson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector, Ark.

The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Kennett, First Baptist Church Building Fund and TV Ministry.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-14
Deceased Full Name Darrell Edward Johnson
Date Born May 11, 1932
Date Died March 21, 2002
Comments:
DARRELL EDWARD JOHNSON - Class of 1950

Darrell Edward Johnson, 69, of Pocahontas, Ark., died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at the Regional Medical Center of NEA.

Born May 11, 1932, in Kennett, son of the late Marion Edward and Chloe Johnson. He was a U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Colonel.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Sue Ward Johnson, of Pocahontas, Ark.; one son, Craig Johnson, Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Lori Ann Hershey, of Gaithersburg, Md. and Sharon Kendrick, of Gulf Port, Texas and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Randy Scott officiating.

Burial was in the Randolph Memorial Gardens in Pocahontas.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-13
Deceased Full Name Wayne Huskey
Date Born October 16, 1935
Date Died March 14, 1998
Comments:
WAYNE HUSKEY - Class of 1953

Wayne Huskey, 62, of Dexter, died Saturday, March 14, 1998, in his home.
Funeral services were held today, March 17, 1998, at 10 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter with the Rev. Kenneth Martin of Dexter officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
Huskey was a former resident of Kennett and Bragg City. He had been a resident of Dexter since 1975.
He was assistant sales manager at Anderson Furniture in Dexter. He attended the Southwest Nazarene Church in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was born October 16, 1935, and married Faye Johnson Feb 1, 1959, in Bragg City.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Huskey of Dexter; one son, Michael Huskey of Nixa; one daughter, Sharon Linhart of Dexter; one brother, Carl Huskey of Marshfield; three sisters, Wanda Evans of Dexter, Alma Stacey of Berkley and Donna Copeland of House Springs; three grandchildren; relatives and friends.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-13
Deceased Full Name Sandra Teague Rose Benitz
Date Born February 24, 1945
Date Died April 26, 2000
Comments:
Sandra Teague Rose Benitz - Class of 1963

Sandra Teague (Rose) Benitz, 55, of Johnstown, Pa., died April 26, 2000, at UPMC Lee Regional Hospital in Johnstown, PA. She was born Feb. 24, 1945, to Bond and Mildred Rose in Kennett.
Mrs. Benitz was a cashier for Schnucks in Wentsville before retirement.
She is survived by her husband, Martin D. Benitz of Johnstown, Pa., three daughters, Michelle R. Kolb of Wentzville, Tracy L. Hammond of St. Charles and Terri L. Pearson of O’Fallon; one stepson, John of Los Angeles; three step daughters, Monica Benitz of Baltimore, Barbara Stiffler of Woodlerdge, Va., and Beth Rietanus of Pontevora Beach, FL, three brothers, Ronnie Rose of Jonesboro, Ark., Mike Rose of Blytheville, Ark., and Gary Abernathy of Kennett; eight grandchildren; one step-grandson; and two step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services were April 30 at Baue Funeral Home Chapel in Wentzville. Her body was cremated.
Memorials may be to Lung Association c/o Baue Funeral Home, 1575 W. Pearce Blvd., Wentzville, 63385.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-13
Deceased Full Name Robert E. Bilbrey
Date Born June 25, 1939
Date Died March 7, 2003
Comments:
Robert E. Bilbrey - Class of 1957

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE - Robert E. Bilbrey, 63, of Hot Springs Village died Friday, March 7, 2003, at home.

Born June 25, 1939, at Kennett, Mo., to George Preston and Thelma Stevens Bilbrey, he was a retired Houston Lighting and Power health physicist, graduate of University of Missouri at Rolla and member of Kiwanis, Genealogy Club, Computer Club, Nine-Holers Golf Club and Woodlands Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, LaJean Medlin Bilbrey of Hot Springs Village; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert Elliott Bilbrey and Richard Allen Bilbrey, both of St. Louis, Derreck and Tara Westrich of McKinney, Texas, and Joe and Nicki Westrich of Plano, Texas; his mother of Mobile, Ala.; one brother, James Mason Bilbrey of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Jane Bruton of Mobile; and three grandsons, Jake Westrich, Dillon Westrich and Zack Westrich.

The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, in Woodlands Presbyterian Church with Dr. Jim Farley and the Rev. Ed Holt officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hot Springs Junior Golf Association, c/o Bill Veal, 32 Estramadura Drive, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909.

Arrangements are by CedarVale Funeral Home.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-13
Deceased Full Name Raymond Lee McGhee
Date Born April 04, 1941
Date Died July 31, 1970
Comments:
RAYMOND LEE McGEHEE – Class of 1959

Funeral services for Raymond Lee McGehee of Spring Lake, Tx., formerly of Kennett, Mo., will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 pm at the McDaniel Funeral Chapel with Rev Bobby Buster officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge
Cemetery with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charge of arrangements.
The son of Eddie and Pauline Ridge McGehee, he was born April 4, 1941 in Kennett. he was killed in a crop duster airplane crash Friday, July 31, 1970 at Earth, Tx., at the age of 29.
He was a graduate of Kennett High School.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gloria McGhee of Spring Lake, Tx.,his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Eddie McGehee of Kennett, one son, Jeffrey McGehee of Kennett, three daughters, Kelly McGehee of Kennett, and Vivian and Donna
McGehee of Spring Lake, and one sister, Mrs. Janis Kohnen.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-13
Deceased Full Name Jerry Don Henderson
Date Born August 28, 1941
Date Died May 11, 1987
Comments:
JERRY DON HENDERSON – Class of 1959

Funeral services for Jerry Don Henderson were conducted today at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett with the Rev. Henry McClanahan officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett

Mr. Henderson died at the St. Anthony Medical Center in St. Louis on Friday, May 11, 1987. He was a Salem resident, formerly of Kennett. He was born August 28, 1941. He was married to Odie Mae Hicks on March 7, 1963 at Memphis, TN. He was the son of Elvin Jack Henderson and Aritta Pearson Henderson.
He is survived by his wife of Salem, two daughters, Jerrye Henderson, and Holly Henderson of Salem, his parents of Kennett, one brother Jackie Henderson of West Memphis, Ar., three sisters, Phyllis Speakes of Kennett, Louwana Potts of Kennett and Elvena Springer of Akron, IO.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Jerome Reames
Date Born March 27, 1935
Date Died January 18, 1999
Comments:
JEROME REAMES - Class of 1953

Services for Jerome Reames, Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Kennett, will be held in Kennett at a later date. Mr. Reames died January 18, 1999, at his home in Las Vegas.
Mr. Reames, the son of the late Homer Lynn and Arlene Isabel (Chauvin) Reames, was born on March 27, 1935 in Atlantic, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Kennett, graduating in 1953. He was a member of the A.S.Q.C. and A.M.S.
He is survived by: his wife, Betty L. Reames, Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Debra M. Cruse of New Jersey and Linda J. Kennivan of Wichita, Kansas; one son, Mark P. Reames of St. Charles, MO.; one step-daughter, Linda Harbecke of Fort Myers, Florida; one step son, Bradley Kommer of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Rosemarie Willis of Columbia, MO.; and 8 grand children.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for contributions to be made to the Cancer Society.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Homer Lawless
Date Born May 04, 1932
Date Died December 10, 1993
Comments:
HOMER LAWLESS – Class of 1953

Funeral services for Homer Lawless, 61, Kennett, were Monday, Dec. 13, 1993 at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Donald Edwards and Rev. A.C. Gardner officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Lawless died Friday, Dec. 10, 1993 at the Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born May 4, 1932 in Senath, MO., to Mildred E. Harris. He was a member of the Providence Baptist Church. On June 9, 1958 in Kennett, he was married to Bonnie Sue Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Sue Lawless of Kennett; two sons, Rodney Lawless and wife Patricia of Kennett, Daniel Lawless and wife Lisa of Kennett; one daughter, Susan R. Lawless of the home; and two grandchildren, Derek and Joey Mitchell of Kennett.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cordie Harris.
Pallbearers were Gerald Roland, James Jarrett, Scott Holloway, Richard Duffel, Greg Smith and Doug Smith.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was n change of the arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name D. Ray Hardin
Date Born September 30, 1935
Date Died July 16, 1989
Comments:
D. RAY HARDIN - Class of 1953

D. Ray Hardin, 53, of Trenton, IL, died Sunday, July 16, 1989, at St. Joseph Hospital, Breese.
He was a retired Air Force SMSGT. Air Traffic Controller; member of Masonic Lodge 109, Trenton Tangier Shrine of Omaha, Neb., Air Traffic Control Association, Eastern Star, A.F.C.E.A., Air Force Association. Held a Masters Degree from Embry Riddle University, was a Vietnam veteran holding the Meritorious Service Medal and Bronze Star.
Preceding in death were his parents, Herman R. and Thella, nee Finley, Hardin; a brother, Herman R. Hardin, Jr.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon, nee Hobbs, Hardin; three daughters, Tenna Lynn Hardin of San Diego, Calif., Tracie Lee Hardin of Lebanon, Ill., Suzanne Rae Hardin of Omaha, Neb; three brothers, James Hayes Hardin of Kennett, MO., D. J. Hardin of Rockford, Ill., Bill S Hardin of Adamsville, Tenn.; a sister, Bobbye Ruth Hardin of Covina, Calif.; a grandson, Joshua Ray Hardin.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel l, Scott Air Force Base, with Chaplain Solano officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, MO.
Friends may call from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Glanzner Funeral Home, Trenton and from 12:30 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services at Chapel 1, Scott Air Force Base.
A Masonic Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial may be made to the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
Born September 30, 1935.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Clinton Harlan Pope
Date Born June 03, 1933
Date Died July 30, 1981
Comments:
CLINTON HARLAN POPE - Class of 1953

Festus – Clinton H. Pope, 48, of Crystal City, died Thursday, July 30, 1981, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Dr. Pope was a retired professor of Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, on medical retirement after five years there.
Prior to coming to SEMO he was superintendent of schools for 10 years at Crystal City, Campbell and Lutesville. He spent nine years as a teacher or administrator in various schools at all educational levels.
Born June 3, 1933, at Cardwell, MO., he was the son of the late Frank and Flossie Mae (Sanders) Pope.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Brock) Pope; one daughter, Kimberley F. Pope, at home; his mother and father-in-law Mr. And Mrs. Wade Brock, Benton, MO.; and one brother, Gerald W. Pope, Montrose, Mich.
He was a member of the First United Methodist church of Festus-Crystal City, Elks, Missouri Professors of Educational Administration, Missouri State Teachers Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Southeast Missouri Secondary Principals Association, former member and past president of the Festus-Crystal Rotary Club, past member of executive board of the church, and veteran of the Korean War.
Visitation will be at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, after 3 p.m. today until noon Saturday and at the First United Methodist Church after 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Rev. Philip Niblack, paster of the church will officate. Interment will be in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. There will be an Elks Service at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
The family prefers memorials to Pope Scholarship Fund at Southeast State University or the memorial fund of the First United Methodist Church.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name David Burton Harris
Date Born age 57
Date Died June 22, 1995
Comments:
DAVID BURTON HARRIS - Class of 1955

Funeral services for David Burton Harris, 57, of Senath, MO., have been scheduled for Friday afternoon at 1 at First United Methodist Church in Paragould, with Revs. Mike Morey and Leon Gray officiating. Burial is to follow in Linwood Cemetery under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Paragould.
Harris died Monday, June 22, 1995, at Senath Nursing Home. Born in Kennett, MO., he was a retired school teacher, a local businessman and real estate broker and had served in the Air Force. He was a Methodist and was formerly of Paragould.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mabel Harris.
Survivors include two daughters, Tracy Clark and Jennifer Case Harris, both of Paragould; a son, David Harris II of Paragould; a sister, Mary Jane Meredith of Rogersville, Ala.; and four grandchildren.
The family requests that persons wishing to leave lasting memorials consider First United Methodist Church in Paragould or the American Cancer Society.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Donald Harold Crittendon
Date Born April 14, 1936
Date Died March 21, 1961
Comments:
DONALD HAROLD CRITTENDON - Class of 1955

Ptlm. Donald H. Crittendon, 24 years old, died at 4:50 a.m. today, (March 21, 1961), in a local hospital of gunshot wounds he received while performing his final act of duty for the Cape Girardeau police department the night of March 10.
His resignation from the department to accept another position would have become effective at 11 that night, 1-1/2 hours after the shooting occurred on North Highway 61 as Ptlm. Crittendon and other officers attempted to question two fugitives.
Ptlm. Crittendon was the third man to die from bullet wounds fired from guns in the hands of the hardened criminals. Four others were injured before the last of the two desperadoes, Douglas Wayne Thompson, was captured Friday. His buddy-in-crime, Sammy Aire Tucker, had been taken into custody the night of the Cape shooting.
Herbert L. Goss, an Auxiliary policeman, died shortly after the original shooting in which Crittendon was injured. Raymond Glover of Clubb was fatally shot by Thompson Friday afternoon, shortly before Thompson’s arrest.

Donald Harold Crittendon was born April 14, 1936, at Piggott, Ark. His family moved to Kennett and he was educated in the schools there, graduating from Kennett High School where he had starred in football and track for four years.
He attended State College in Cape Girardeau for a term before entering the Navy in 1955. While stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, he and Miss Roceda Joyce Lillard of Senath were married there on August 30, 1956.
Following his discharge from the service on Sept. 5, 1957, he again entered State College for a time and was enrolled for two courses this semester. He then worked at Davis Electric Co., prior to becoming a driver-examiner for the State Highway Patrol. For a time he served as deputy to Juvenile Officer Jay Nations and joined the police force in September 1959. He was assigned to a regular patrolman’s duties.
Ptlm. Crittendon was a member of the Cape Girardeau Junior Chamber of Commerce and the recipient of the Jaycee SPOKE Award in 1960 which s presented for outstanding services of a first year member. He was also named Jaycee-of-the-Month in October of last year.
Ptlm. Crittendon was chairman of the civic organization’s traffic safety committee and was instrumental in painting various traffic island curbs with a luminous paint for the benefit of motorists’ vision at night.
He was a member of the Red Star Baptist Church and a couple of years ago, managed one of the Minor League baseball teams.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Roceda Crittendon and two daughters, Jeri Dawn and Teri Lynn, of the home at 1424 Wayne; his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Elza H. Crittendon of Kennett; two brothers, Jack and Ronald Crittendon of Kennett; three sisters, Mrs. Max Hostetler of West Memphis, Ark. Mrs. John Higgins of Cape and Miss Kay Crittendon of Kennett; the maternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. S. H. Bradshaw, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nora Crittendon, all of Kennett.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Thomas Hill, at 3 Wednesday afternoon in the Red Star Baptist Church. He will be assisted by the Rev. Arnold Clayton of Paragould, Ark. The body will remain at the Ford & Sons Funeral Home until 12:30 Wednesday, Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Mary Joe Purcell
Date Born June 18, 1929
Date Died November 15, 1999
Comments:
MARY-JOE PURCELL - Former Teacher at KHS

Dr. Mary-Joe Purcell, 70, (born June 18, 1929), of Jackson, MO., died Monday (Nov. 15, 1999), at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO. Formerly of Rector, she was a Methodist and an associate dean at the University of California at Long Beach. She also taught school at Rector and Kennett, MO., prior to moving to California. She also served as a church organist for many years and was a member of Delta Gamma Society, the Optimist Club and the League of Women Voters.
There are no immediate survivors.
Funeral services will be held this morning at 11 at Irby Funeral Home in Rector, with Rev. Gaylan Cope officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Heights in Rector.
Active pallbearers will be Jerry Winn, Melvin Crockett, Dan McBride, Don Parmenter, Dwight Vangilder and James Huckabay.
Visitation will be held from 9 this morning until the time of the funeral.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Tom Cash
Date Born April 24, 1927
Date Died March 23, 2001
Comments:
Daily Dunklin Democrat: News Column


A longtime community leader has died at the age of 73.

Tom Cash, of Kennett, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at NHC of Kennett. He was a longtime resident of Kennett and Poplar Bluff.
Born in Flint, Mich. and reared in Kennett, he graduated from Kennett High School and married Peggy Bass in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army for two years.
Upon his return to Kennett, Cash joined in partnership with his brothers as owners and operators of the Cash Bros. Oldsmobile-Cadillac dealership for nine years. In 1955, he moved his family to Bragg City where he was engaged in farming. He returned to Kennett in 1968 to begin a new career with the Missouri Employment Service. He was transferred to Poplar Bluff in 1969,where he remained until his retirement in 1988 after 22 years of service.
He returned to his hometown and family home in Kennett in 1989.
Cash was an active member of the First Christian Church, the Lions Club, the Kennett Education Foundation, Kennett Chamber of Commerce, the Kennett Museum Board and the International Association of Personnel in Employment
Security. He served on the Kennett City Council as well as the Bragg City and Kennett Boards of Education.
Cash founded and published Sentimental Journey, a newsletter that began with a class reunion and grew into a monthly alumni publication with more than 250 subscribers throughout the nation.
"I knew Tom most of his life. He tried a little of everything, from business to farming," long-time friend J.D. Faulkner said. "He had been handicapped for some time, but never let it get him down. Tom loved children and had
many friends. I certainly was pleased to be one of them. He is going to be missed."
Dr. John McMullan, retired superintendent of Kennett Public Schools,recalled that Cash was very instrumental in the Bragg City School District becoming a part of the Kennett School District some years ago.
"He was so very interested in school, his community and church, but his family was number one with him." McMullan said. "He was an extremely active person who was involved in many very worthwhile endeavors, giving of himself
all the time. Tom was one of those people who worked hard to better his community. He was totally unselfish."
Suzanne Mayes, co-minister of the First Christian Church, said Cash had grown up in the church, attending with the parents and brothers and sisters.
Mayes said Cash was an active member of the church, had served as an Elder of the church and was Elder Emeritus at the time of his death.
"He was an advocate for Kennett, he loved his hometown. He was very important to our church. Tom loved keeping in contact with the people he knew, he was a real people person," Mayes said.












 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Tom Cash
Date Born April 24, 1927
Date Died March 23, 2001
Comments:
TOM CASH – Class of 1945

Tom Cash, 73, of Kennett, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at NHC of Kennett.

Born in Flint, Mich., son of the late Ben and Gertrude Cash, he was reared in Kennett, where he graduated from high school and married Peggy Bass in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army for two years.

Also preceding him in death were a sister, Peggy McGee and a brother, Dr. Jack Cash.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy Bass Cash; children, Carolyn Cash and Mauri Sanford, of Atlanta, Ga., Connie and Pete Porter, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sally and Rob Montgomery, of Poplar Bluff, Tom Cash and Linda Lingner, Raleigh, N.C., Steve and Julie Cash, of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Emma Belle Byrd, of Kennett; a brother, Joe and Betty Anne Cash, of Houston, Texas; 14 grandchildren, Scott and Kelly Jackson, Kerri and Michael Molter, all of Atlanta, Ga., Phillip Anderson, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chris and Cassy Montgomery and Sarah Montgomery, all of Jonesboro, Ark., Patrick and Angie Anderson, San Diego, Calif., Peter Montgomery, Memphis, Tenn., Emily Cash, Andrew Cash, Jeffrey Cash and Ben Cash, all of Raleigh, N.C., Mallory Cash, Ryan Cash and Brennan Cash, all of Charlotte, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Alex Jackson and Tommy Molter, Atlanta, Ga. and Trey Montgomery, all of Jonesboro.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, Sunday, March 25, in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, in the McDaniel Chapel with the Rev. Gary Mayes officiating.

Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Kennett and the Kennett No. 39 Education Foundation.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Ezra Floyd Gaultner, Jr.
Date Born August 04, 1924
Date Died November 08, 2002
Comments:
EZRA FLOYD GAULTNEY, JR – Class of 1942

Ezra Floyd Gaultney, Jr., 78, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Kennett, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002.
Born Aug. 4, 1924, in Campbell, Mo., son of the late Ezra F. Gaultney Sr. and Roxie Dees Gaultney, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in WWII and Korea and a teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Pirkko Hill Gaultney, of the home; two sons, Victor Gaultney and wife, Sara, of Dallas, Texas, Michael Gaultney, of W. Va. and Richard Edgerly and wife, Laura, of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Carol Anne Stone and husband, James, of Wilson, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Washburn-McReavy Swanson Chapel in Minneapolis.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Washburn-McReavy Swanson Chapel. Burial will follow at the Crystal Bay Cemetery in Finland, Minn.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Arlis R. Hill, Jr
Date Born May 31, 1936
Date Died March 23, 1992
Comments:
ARLIS R. HILL, JR. – Class of 1955

Sikeston – Arlis Riley Hill Jr., 55, died at 4:30 p.m., March 23, 1992, at his home following an extended illness.
Born May 31, 1936, at Kennett, son of the late Arlis R. Hill Sr. and Ola Marie Alsup Hill, he was a service manager for Leible Equipment Company. He had served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church.
On March 21, 1959, at East Prairie, he married Bonnie Chessor, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include; three sons, Timothy Riley Hill of Jackson, Jeffrey Keith Hill of Effingham, Ill., and Michael Joe Hill of Sikeston; two daughters, Shari Lynne Lackey of McComb, Ill., and Lori Jeannette Mays of Sikeston; and 10 grandchildren.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Daniel Stoffel, pastor of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Jerry Green, Richard Mitchem, John Greer, Johnny Moore, Reggie Vandever and Mike Green.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Eulis A. Pruett
Date Born August 10, 1921
Comments:
S/E Missourian, Cape Girardeau, MO
EULIS A. PRUETT - Teacher

JACKSON, Mo. -- Eulis A. Pruett, 79, of Jackson died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born Aug. 10, 1921, at Senath, Mo., son of William Arthur and Alice Holt Pruett.
He and Charlene Macke were married June 11, 1950, at Jackson...

Mr. Pruett will be remembered in Kennett as he taught in the Kennett Junior High during the 50's. Mrs. Pruett was the French & Art Teacher at KHS in the 50's.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Emma Bell Cash Byrd
Date Born January 29, 1915
Date Died November 21, 2001
Comments:
EMMA BELL CASH BYRD – Class of 1932

Emma Bell Byrd, 86, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at
St Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Jan. 29, 1915, in Waterloo, Mo., she was the daughter of the
late Ben and Gertrude Green Cash.

She married William Byrd, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, William E. and Ben Byrd, both of
Kennett and Harlan Byrd, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one daughter, Jo Beth
Ennis, of Kennett; one brother, Joe Cash, of Houston, Texas; six
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and Jack Cash and
one sister, Peggy McGhee.

Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 23, at
The First Christian Church in Kennett.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today, Friday Nov. 23, at
the First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Mayes officiating.
Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Deceased Full Name Elmer L. Barnes, Jr
Date Born April 17, 1924
Date Died September 24, 2002
Comments:

ELMER L. BARNES, JR. – Class of 1942

Elmer L. Barnes Jr., 78, died Sept. 24, 2002, at his home.

Born April 17, 1924, in St. Louis, son of the late E.L. and Etta Mae Elliott Barnes Sr., he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He graduated from Kennett High School and attended the University of Missouri. A cotton broker with the Anderson Clayton Company for 27 years, he later owned and operated his own cotton brokerage company before retiring. He served with the U.S. Navy as a flight crewman on various aircraft carriers in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

He was married to Dorothy J. White who preceded him in death on April 19, 1995.

In April 1996, he married Evelyn Struwe and she survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two sons, Dennis Elliott Barnes Sr. of St. Louis and Bruce Barnes of Sikeston; one daughter, Rebecka Marine of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Sue Etta Pruitt of Tupelo, Miss., and Alma Louise Landon of Angleton, Texas; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be private with Bob E. Dye, nephew of Evelyn Barnes, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers will be: Dennis Barnes Jr., Tim Barnes, Scott Barnes, Jonathan Marine, grandsons of the deceased.

Memorial contributions may be sent to:
The First United Methodist Church, 1307 N. Main St., Sikeston, Mo. 63801.

 

Name: Marcia Walden Crawford <crawfordjm@clgw.net>
Date: 2003-03-06
Deceased Full Name Harry T. Walden
Date Born 8/17/1939
Date Died 4/25/1994
Comments:
Harry Walden, 54, of Roanoke, Virginia, died April 22, 1994. He was a 1957 graduate of Kennett High School. At the time of death he was the plant manager of Semco Industries, Roanoke, Virginia. Services were at Oakey's North Chapel, 3:00 P.M. Monday, April 25,1994. Officiating was Dr.Darryl Crim, Interment, Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, Virginia. Surviving are his sons; Hunter Walden and wife Jessica of Roanoke; Eric Walden and wife Gina of Sacramento,California. Grandchildren: Heather, Christopher, Chelsea, and Megan Walden. Mother, Ruby G. Walden, Kennett, Mo. Sister and Brother-in-law, Marcia and Jack Crawford of Kennett, Mo.


 

Name: PatCurtisFaulkner <pfaulkner@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name David Lee Faulkner
Date Born 6/10/58
Date Died 2/20/97
Comments:
David Lee Faulkner passed away Febuary 20, l997 in Gonzales, La at his home. He was a past employee of Cardox Liquid Air Corporation.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn, two sons Brandon and Aaron of the home, mother Pat Faulkner, grandmother Nadine Cummins, and brother Clay Faulkner.

He was preceeded in death by his father, Bruner Faulkner, and grandfather, Ewell Cummins.

Funeral services were held in Gonzales with burial at the Richardson Cemetary on February 22, l997.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Martha A. Carter O'Neal
Date Born age 68
Date Died November 06, 2001
Comments:
MARTHA A CARTER O'NEAL - Class of 1953

Martha A. (Carter) O’Neal, 68, of Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Kennett, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Born in Leachville, Ark., she was a nursing assistant with St. Anne Home.

She married Charles H. O’Neal, who preceded her in death in 1986.

Survivors include two daughters, Therese Newkirk, of Fort Wayne and Claudia Fries, of Leo, Ind.; two sons, Michael O’Neal, of Fort Wayne and Charles T. O’Neal, of Leo; two brothers, Frank and Jerry Carter, both of Kennett and one sister, Jean Winkler, of Kennett.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy A. Davis.

D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home of Fort Wayne is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Perry Lynn Faught
Date Born age 38
Date Died May 1, 2001
Comments:
PERRY LYNN FAUGHT - Class of 1980

Perry y Lynn Faught, 38, of 307 McClure, Jonesboro, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at his residence.
Born at Kennett, Mo., he was a Southern gospel musician. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Funchess Faught of the home; one son, Dylan Alfred Faught of the home; and two brothers, Tim Faught of Rector and Mike Faught of Kennett. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Henry "Bud" Faught and Sevetta Ruth "Betty" Phillips Faught. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector, with Ricky Burch and Tim Ohler officiating.
Irby Funeral Service of Rector is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. today at the funeral home.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Raymond E. York, Sr
Date Born November 08, 1936
Date Died January 16, 2003
Comments:
RAYMOND E. YORK. Sr. - Class of 1956

Raymond E. York Sr., 66, High Ridge, MO, died Jan. 16, 2003, at his home.
He was born Nov.8, 1936, in Keiser, Ark., the son of Charley Anderson and Lena (Polk) York.
He owned a sewing machine and vacuum shop. He was a member of the High Ridge Elks.
He is survived by his wife Aledea (Clines) York, whom he married July 5, 1955; a son, Raymond (Dorothy) York Jr. of Cedar Hill; a daughter Lucinda (Steve) York McFarland of Lakeville MN.; A sister Myrtie Busby of Memphis, TN,; two brothers Fred (Lee) York of Pensacola, Fl, and Howard (Bernice) York of West Memphis Ark.; three grandchildren Amanda York, Jacob McFarland, and Lindsay McFarland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother; Chalen York.
Funeral was Jan.18 at Chapel Hill Mortuary, High Ridge. Interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Cedar Hill, MO..


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Ronnie Lynn Crawford
Date Died January 20, 2003
Comments:
RONNIE LYNN CRAWFORD - Class of 1982

Ronnie Lynn Crawford a 1982 graduate of Kennett High School; son of Faye Moody Crawford and the late Donnie(Butch) Crawford died in a automobile accident Jan. 20, 2003 in Lost Hills California near Visalia, California where he resided.
He was manager of the Pilot Travel Center there.
Ronnie is survived by his wife Melissa and two children Casey Danielle and Daniel Ryan of the home, his mother Faye Crawford of O'Fallon, Mo., two brothers Donnie and wife Laura of High Ridge, Mo; Michael and wife Jennifer of O'Fallon, Mo and one sister Amy Crawford of Lake Ozark, Mo. and five nieces one nephew and one great nephew.








 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Billy Joe Rudd
Date Born February 20, 1938
Date Died Fbruary 03, 1994
Comments:
BILLY JOE RUDD - Class of 1956

New Madrid – Billy Joe Rudd, 55, of New Madrid died Thursday, Feb. 3, 1994, at his residence.
Mr. Rudd was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Kennett, he was the son of Elmer Rudd of Alton and the late Nettie (Godsey) Rudd. . He was employed as a metal handler at Noranda Aluminum. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Sikeston and was of the Baptist faith.
On Oct 14, 1955, he married Joyce Owens in New Madrid. She survives.
Other survivors include his father, Elmer Rudd of Alton, MO.; three sons, Billy Rudd of Risco, Timmy Rudd of the home, and Eddie Button of Big Bow, Kan.; three daughters, Debbie Jolly of New Madrid, Lorie Losh of Poplar Bluff, and Stephanie Rudd of the home; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Gene Rudd of Flora, Ind., one sister, Darlene Arasmith of Alton, MO.
One sister, Bonnie Rudd, and four brothers, Orvil, Bobby, Clyde and Ray Rudd, preceded him in death.
Visitation at the family residence began at 6:00 p.m. Friday, Feb 4, The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in new Madrid with the Rev. Dean Wallace and the Rev. Tom Bray officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden, MO.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Roy Jacob "Jake" Manley
Date Born September 1, 1937
Date Died August 25, 1987
Comments:
Roy Jacob "Jake" Manley - Class of 1955

Funeral services for Roy Jacob Manley, a former Senath Resident, will be conducted Friday morning, August 28, at 10 a.m. at the Senath Church of Christ.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett will be in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be held this evening (Thursday, Aug 27), beginning at 6 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Mr. Manley died Tuesday, August 25,1987, at the age of 49.
He is the brother of Mary Kay Rose of Senath, and Mildred Cannon and Ethel Sutton, both of Kennett.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Roy E. Baker
Date Born December 14, 1933
Date Died August 09, 2000
Comments:
ROY E. BAKER - Class of 1951

Roy E. Baker, 67, Kennett, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at his home.
Born Dec. 14, 1933, in Cullman County, Ala., he was the son of the late Clyde Baker and Sarah Clarinda Self Baker.

Survivors include one son, Michael Roy (Angela) Baker, Columbia, Mo.; and five brothers, T.R. Baker, Kennett, Warren C. Baker and Coy L. Baker, both of Mountain Home, Ark., and Harold T. Baker, Seymour, Mo.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, Aug. 11, in the McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Kennett. Reverend Don Slatton officiated. Interment was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
Pallbearers were Bill Witham, Carl Farris, Sandy Gargas, Wayne Tucker, Tim Simmons and Gary Simmons.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Rosalie Berry
Date Born Jne 04, 1937
Date Died June 17, 2001
Comments:
ROSALIE BERRY - Class of 1955

Rosalie Berry, 64, of Kennett, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center.
Born June 4, 1937, in Holcomb, Mo., daughter of Bernice E. Selby Berry, of Kennett and the late Clyde H. Berry, she was an administer-clerk at an insurance company.
Survivors also include one sister, Wanda Berry Smith, of Temple, Texas; four nieces, Traci Leigh Rogers, of St. Charles, Mo., Sandra Berry, of Carol Gables, Fla., Alice Bishop Church, of Fayetteville, Ark. and Venessa Huggard Halford, of Stephenville, Texas and three nephews, Jay Rogers, of Kennett, Pat Berry, of Carol Gables and Berry Bishop, of Arkadelphia, Ark.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Ramona Berry Rogers and one brother, Lon Thomas Berry.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Sumach Cemetery in Holcomb with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Marlene Smith Guedry
Date Born age 61
Date Died December 06, 2002
Comments:
MARLENE SMITH GUEDRY - Class of 1958

Marlene Smith Guedry, 61, of St. Amant, La., formerly of Kennett, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake.

She married Lionel Gudery, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three daughters, Myrna Posey and husband, Hugh, of West Monroe, La., Sandra Guedry, of St. Amant and Pam Guedry, of Lafayette, La.; two sisters, Gearline Stacy and Linda Atnip; two brothers, Jerry Smith and Danny Smith and wife, Sharlene and three grandchildren, Miranda, Alan and Matthew Posey, all of West Monroe.

She was preceded in death by her mother Pearl Smith.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Burial was in the Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Pallbearers were nephews.
Welsh Funeral Home of Gonzales was in charge of arrangements



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Lesa Gayle Stone Harris
Date Born October 14, 1962
Date Died October 22, 2002
Comments:
LESA GAYLE STONE HARRIS - Class of 1981

Lesa Gayle Harris, 40, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Oct. 14, 1962, in Kennett, she was the daughter of James Vernon Stone, of St. Louis, Mo. and the late Vonda Faye Wilcoxson Smothers.

Survivors include her father, James Vernon Stone and wife, Regina, of St. Louis; stepfather, Robert Smothers, of Kennett; one daughter, Natasha Nicole Harris, of Kennett; two brothers, Mike Stone, of St. Louis and Kevin Stone, of Kennett; one step-brother, Royce Smothers, of Bernie, Mo. and one uncle, Glenn Wilcoxson, of Kennett.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 24, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Revs. Bill Fox and Don Slatton officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Daryl, Gary and Doug Wilcoxson, Royce Lee Smothers and Mike and Kevin Stone.

Honorary pallbearers were Rod and Ron Wilcoxson, Rob Sharp and Brandon Brewer.





 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Mary Joe Hazel Blais
Date Born age 37
Date Died May 21, 2001
Comments:
MARY JOE HAZEL BLAIS Class of 1982

Mary Joe Hazel Blais, 37, of Salem, N.H., formerly of Kennett, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Northeast Rehabilitation in Salem.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Blais Family Trust Fund, c/o Salem CO-OP Bank, 3 South Braodway, Salem, New Hampshire, 03079.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Lee Brett Vardell
Date Born September 09, 1956
Date Died June 11, 2001
Comments:
LEE BRETT VARDELL Class of 1974

Lee Brett Vardell, 44, of Jefferson City, Mo. and formerly of Kennett, died Monday, June 11, 2001, in Jefferson City.

Born Sept. 9, 1956, in Kennett, son of Albert Joyce Ford Vardell of Jefferson City, he graduated Kennett High School in 1974, Columbia College in 1985, Gonzaga University School of Law in 1988 and was admitted to the Missouri Bar.

He served as a law clerk for Missouri Supreme Court Judges Donnelly and Welliver, was an assistant attorney general, a staff attorney in Senate research, administrative assistant to state Senator Franc Flotron and most recently, state Senator David Klarich. He was a member of Ely Baptist Church, Kennett.
On June 6, 1987, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, he married Cecily Ann Myers, of Hartsburg, Mo., who survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Ian B., Reid S., Christian F. and Colin D. Vardell, all of Hartsburg.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Jim Lewis officiating.

Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

The family suggests memorials be made to an educational fund for his sons.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Kenneth Wayne Warrington
Date Born August 16, 1959
Date Died June 30, 2002
Comments:
KENNETH WAYNE WARRINGTON - Class of 1977

Kenneth Wayne Warrington, 42, of Kennett, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Aug. 16, 1959, in Kennett, he was the son of James Warrington, of Holcomb, Mo. and Jeris Warrington, of Kennett.

Survivors also include one brother, Jim Warrington, of Kennett; one sister, Jan Robertson, of Kennett and four nieces, Lindsay and Jaime Warrington and Jill and Jonna Robertson, all of Kennett.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 2, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Spencer Furby and Finis Caldwell officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Max Averett, Rick Gore, Larry McDowell, Ron McNew, Joe Slicer and Mike Vance.

Honorary pallbearers were Lindsay and Jaime Warrington and Jill and Jonna Robertson.





 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Kenneth Geralld Sample, Sr
Date Born April 04, 1928
Date Died April 02, 2001
Comments:
KENNETH GERALD SAMPLE, SR

Kenneth Gerald Sample, Sr., 72, died at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital on April 2, 2001.

He was born April 4, 1928 in Kennett, Mo, the 12th of 13 children of Lenzy Cleveland and Minnie Leota (Wright) Sample.

K.G., as he was known, slipped into the Merchant Marines at the age of 14 in Detroit, Mich. He became a freshwater sailor, later certified as a Lifeboat and Able Bodied Seaman and Saltwater Sailor.

At 16, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at Brooklyn, N.Y. He was in Korea in 1950, 53/54 as a Navigation Technician on F41s and R4D1s. He was also in Lebanon in the mid 50s and Cuba in 1959 working with the Special Weapons Development Unit. He went to Viet Nam in 1960 with Air America as a Navigation Technician and Gunner on UH-34D1s, flying missions out of Thailand into Cambodia, Laos, and Viet Nam. He was stationed at Memphis Navel Air Station (NATTC), where he taught electronics. He went back to Viet Nam in 1963/64 as a maintenance chief and gunner on Huey Gun Ships out of Danang, 1968 as a MSGT Maintenance Chief and gunner on CH-46D1s out of Way Fu Bi, ending his military career with a total of 851 combat missions. (He always said 851*.) He was the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts, and many expeditionary medals, totaling 23 in all.

SGTMAJ Sample retired in 1969 and went to work for RCA designing test systems for color TV1s. In 1970, he moved to Wayne County Missouri looking for the seclusion of the woods. He went to work for the Sears Youth Center, again teaching electronics. In 1975, following the death of his daughter, he moved to Diamond City, Ark. and took a job teaching at the VoTech School in Harrison. He retired in 1980.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Marlene Joann Sample in 1992, his daughter Renee1 Yevette Sample in 1972, nine brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth G. Sample, Jr. of Kennett and Kevin B. Sample of Columbia Mo.; one daughter, Susan Thomason of Paragould, Ark. and eight grandchildren.
He traveled extensively for the past 8 years. He lived with his son Kevin and daughter-in-law Joyce (Goff) in Columbia since last April.
Mr. Sample was an active member of the Masonic Fraternity including Past Master of Greenville Lodge No. 107 in Greenville, Mo., past presiding officer of the York Rite bodies in Poplar Bluff, Mo. and several other local and state offices including Past Prior of Missouri Priory No. 17, KYCH, and Past Excellent Chief of Tipperary Council No. 62 of Knight Masons, Fulton, Mo..
Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 at Parker Funeral Home, 22 N. 10th St, Columbia, Mo. Masonic services will be held at 2:00 p.m., followed by traditional services. He is to be cremated and buried in Rucker Cemetery in Wayne Co. Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation (funding research in arteriosclerosis,) c/o Robert H. Bray, P.O. Box 290, Fayette, Mo. 65248-0290.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Larry Bodkin
Date Born September 02, 1941
Date Died February 12, 2003
Comments:
LARRY BODKIN - Class of 1960

Larry Bodkin, 61, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Sept. 2, 1941, in Piggott, Ark., he was a son of the late Willard Thomas Bodkin and the late Rachel Capps Bodkin Ethridge.

Other survivors include a son, Larry Matthew Bodkin of Kennett; a daughter, Paula Hooper and husband, Tom, of Kennett; their mother, Alice Bodkin of Kennett; an aunt, Mavis Henson of Bragg City and two uncles, Millard Dick Bodkin of Doniphan, Mo. and Dizer Capps of Caruthersville, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Gary Mayes officiating.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were David Inman, Aaron Waynick, Matt Cohn, Sonny Bolin, Tyson Gooch, Waylong Hatch, David Nail and Chris Sledge.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Inman, Ron Pickens, Lynn Poe, Hubert Snipes, Larry Poe, Gerald Horton, Harold Woodard, J.R. Holsten, Paul Harkey, Tommy Price, Jim McElwrath and Doyle Ward.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name William R. Sapp
Date Born August 15, 1921
Date Died February 08, 1984
Comments:
WILLIAM R. SAPP - Former Teacher & Coach

Daily Dunklin Democrat Monday, 2-13-1984
Former Kennett Resident Dies

Graveside services for William R. Sapp, Everett, Wash., formerly of Kennett, were conducted today at the Cypress Lawn memorial Park, in Everett, with Richard H. Moore officiating. Solie Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Sapp was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Jefferson City. He was a former Kennett football and basketball coach and had coached in Missouri for 23 years, 17 at Sikeston. He received his masters degree from the University of Missouri and served in the Army Air Force in World War II. Mr. Sapp died Wednesday, February 8, 1984, at the age of 62.

Survived include his mother, Cleda Sapp, Everett, one son, Rocky Sapp, Little Rock Ark.; two sisters: Nina Pearson, Lake Stevens, Wash., and Joanne Gilenfeldt, San Diego, Calif.; two brothers: Don and Jim Sapp, both of Everett; and two grandchildren: Jerod and Amanda Sapp, both of St. Louis.


























 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Nina Broadway Smith
Date Born April 06, 1930
Date Died November 14, 2002
Comments:
NINA BROADWAY SMITH

Nina Broadway Smith, 72, of Dyersburg, Tenn. and formerly of Kennett, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Born April 6, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Guy William and Gyneth Berry Broadway. She was also preceded in death by a brother, W.C. Broadway.

Survivors include her former husband, Jack D. Smith of Memphis; two sons, Jack D. Smith, Jr. and wife, Sheila, of Aberdeen, Md. and Eric W. Smith and wife, Marillia, of Dyersburg; two daughters, La-Tina Gayle Fortner of Finley, Tenn. and Patricia Lynn Wright of Olive Branch, Miss.; three brothers, Richard Leroy Broadway and wife, Jane, of Kennett, Guy William Broadway, Jr. and wife, Jane, of Jacksonsville, Fla. and Douglas Wayne Broadway and wife, Lindy, of Anchorage, Alaska; one sister, Pauline Billie of Kennett; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 17, at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Ben Jordan officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers are Randy Broadway, Michael Broadway, Charlie Broadway, Bobby Hill, Murry Foust and Daren Foust.





 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Janet Hayes Lee
Date Born February 09, 1962
Date Died July 20, 2002
Comments:
JANET L. HAYES LEE -

Janet L. Hayes Lee , 40, of Kennett, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Kennett.

Born Feb. 9, 1962, in Kennett, she was the daughter of Patsy Hayes, of Kennett and the late Clifton Hayes.

Survivors also include one daughter, Tara Davidson, of Kennett; two sisters, Laura Rickman, of Kennett and Lisa Parrish, of Clarksville, Tenn. and two grandchildren, Hannah and Taron Davidson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial was in the Piggott Cemetery at Piggott, Ark. Pallbearers were Randy Wright, Ray Kizer, Jackie Lee, Lee Frazie, Tom Preston and Andy Parrish.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Joyce Young McDonald
Date Born January 13, 1931
Date Died October 17, 2000
Comments:
JOYCE YOUNG McDONALD - Class of 1949

Joyce McDonald, 69, of Paragould, Ark., died Oct. 17, 2000 at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla.
She was born on January 13, 1931 in Kennett, the daughter of the late M.C. and Annie Young.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, James McDonald, and one daughter, Karen McDonald Williams. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father John Marconi officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery with Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould, Ark. in charge.
Visitation will be held tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould, Ark.
McDonald was a nurse and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
She is survived by one son, Mark McDonald of Paragould, Ark.; two daughters, Brenda Burgess and husband, Tim, of Paragould, Ark. and Beth McDonald of Locust Grove, Okla.; one brother, Bill Young of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Shirley Sorrell of Memphis, Tenn. and Maxine Stratton of St. Louis; nine grandchildren, Rodney Lancaster, Jake Lancaster, Brad Everett McDonald, Mark Anthony McDonald, Shawntae Edgar, Brandon Edgar, Josh McDonald, Logan McDonald and Brett Banks; and four great-grandchildren.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Joel Austin Hancock
Date Born October 20, 1943
Date Died March 25, 2001
Comments:
JOEL AUSTIN HANCOCK - Class of 1962

Joel Austin Hancock, 57, of Kennett, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Oct. 20, 1943, in Kennett, the son of the late William and Alice Poole Hancock, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam.

Survivors include one son, Joel Austin Hancock II, of Piggott, Ark.; one daughter, Alyce Bryant and husband, Jeff, of Kennett; one brother, Tommy Hancock, of Forrest City, Ark.; one sister, Lola Drewery, of Ivor, Va. and four grandchildren, Cortney and Madison Bryant and Jo Tyler and Alexa Hancock.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jonathan Hancock and one grandson, Tyler Dobbins.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 27, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Ben Jordan officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Bob Holder, Calvin Furlow, Danny Rhew, Scott Tutor, Glen Harris and Ray Crawford.

Honorary pallbearers were Oscar Barnes and Paul Dennis.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Jimmy Bogle
Date Born December 06, 1947
Date Died December 06, 2001
Comments:
JIMMY BOGLE - Class of 1965

Jimmy Bogle, 44, of Kennett, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at his residence.

Born Dec. 6, 1947, in Kennett, he was the son of Lela Usery Bogle and the late John W. Bogle.

On Aug. 6, 1977, in Caruthersville, he married Deanne Marie Mansfield, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Timothy Wayne Bogle of Kennett; two daughters, April Marie Kulin and Sarah Renee Bogle, both of Kennett; four brothers, Carl Bogle of Sikeston, Johnny Bogle of Kennett, J.W. Bogle of St. Louis and Joe Bogle of Florida; six sisters, Kathy Brewer and Tammy Glidwell of Searcy, Ark., Marilyn McComb of Kennett, Barbara Doles of Hornersville and Shirley and Sue Milburn of Senath and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Jerry Harmon officiating.

Burial will be in Memorials Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Victor Mercade, Jason Mansfield, Robbie Glidwell, Shane Glidwell, Dustin Glidwell and Mike McComb.





 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Jim "Red" Davis
Date Born August 02, 1937
Date Died July 31, 2001
Comments:
JIM "RED" DAVIS - Class of 1955

Jim Davis, 63, of Veneta died July 31, 2001.
Born Aug. 2, 1937, in Kennett, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Davis, he graduated from the University of Missouri, served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from TRW after 24 years. He lived in Manhattan Beach, Calif. before moving to Eugene in 1994. His interests included chess, woodworking and history.
On April 13, 1980, in Inglewood, Calif., he married Espie Johnson who survives of the home.
He is also survived by a sister, Evelyn Watson of Post Falls, Idaho.
No services were held. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene was in charge of arrangements.





 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Betty June West Hartwick
Date Born April 04, 1940
Date Died May 21, 2002
Comments:
JUNE WEST HARTWICK - Class of 1957

Betty June Hartwick, 62, of Mitchell, Ill., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at her residence.

Born April 4, 1940, in Rector, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Egbert and Agnes Bounds West, she was an asphalt operator, a mail carrier and of the Baptist faith.

She married Marion ‘Don’ Hartwick, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include five children, Perry Hartwick and wife, Sandi, David Hartwick and wife, Denise, Bryan Hartwick and wife, Joan, Jeff Hartwick and wife, Donna and Tim Hartwick and wife, Tami, all of Granite City, Ill.; 15 grandchildren, Jennifer, David, Luke, Jake, Alex, Kaisi, Zack, Vanissa, Lindsay, Nathan, Erika, Damen, Devyn, Caleb and Josh and one sister, Wanda Brandon, of Batesville, Ark.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, W.C. and Donald West.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 23, at the Werner-Mick Funeral Home in Pontoon Beach, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the Werner-Mick Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Linhart officiating.

Burial will follow at the St. John Cemetery in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City Foursquare Church.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Jerry Redwine
Date Born October 1, 1938
Date Died June 29, 2002
Comments:
JERRY REDWINE - CLASS OF 1956

Jerry Redwine, 63, of Kennett, died Saturday,June 29, 2002, at his residence.

Born Oct. 1, 1938, in Kennett, son of Ellen Elizabeth Bizzle Redwine, of Kennett and the late Harry D. Redwine, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a school teacher.

On Sept. 24, 1978, in Dyersburg, Tenn., he married Linda Ritz, who survives of the home.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Pallbearers were Howard Carney, Jim Toombs, Ken Shumate, Mark Wallace, Ron Poe and Jerry McCulley.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the VNA Hospice of Kennett.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Jerre Nell Boyd Grogan
Date Born August 16, 1940
Date Died November 24, 2000
Comments:
JERRE NELL BOYD GROGAN - Class of 1958

The Jonesboro Sun - Sunday, November 26, 2000

Funeral services for Mrs. Jerre Nell Grogan 60, of Paragould, who died Friday at her home, will be Monday morning at 10 at Health Funeral Home's Colonial Chapel in Paragould with Gene Wood officiating.
Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery at Paragould.
Born in Clifton, Tenn., she was a homemaker and was affiliated with Liberty Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Grogan, Sr. of Paragould; three sons, Darrin Grogan of Jonesboro, Jason Grogan of Fayetteville and Bill Grogan, Jr. of Paragould; her mother, Monetta Boyd of Greenway; three brothers, Gerald Boyd of Rockford, Ill., James Arthur Stacy of Clark, Mo., and Keith Stacy of Paragould; two sisters, Janice Millikin of Greenway and Demetra Morton of Paragould; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Boyd. Visitation will be this evening from 6 until 9 at the funeral home.
For lasting memorials the family requests that consideration be given to the Liberty Cemetery Fund.


 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Harold F. Vogel
Date Born March 3, 1927
Date Died February 8, 1984
Comments:
HAROLD F. VOGEL Former Teacher at KHS

Daily Dunklin Democrat Monday, 2-13-1984

Services for Harold F. Vogel, Sikeston, formerly of Kennett, were conducted Sunday in Jefferson City at the Houser Funeral Home. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City.
The son of the late Sydney L. and Clara Dulle Vogel, he was born March 3, 1927, in Jefferson City. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State College, Cape Girardeau in 1949. He later received his masters degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. In 1945, he entered the Navy and served in the South Pacific. He was an assistant coach at the Kennett High School, a former assistant superintendent of schools in Sikeston and former director of vocational education in Sikeston. He retired after 23 years as an educator in Missouri and became director of the air conditioning and refrigeration program at Texas State Technical Institute in Arlington, Texas. For the past two years he was self-employed as mechanical engineer working in Missouri. He as a council member of the Boy Scouts of Missouri, president of the Sikeston Community Teachers Association, president of the SeMo Industrial Education Association,
President and treasurer of Missouri School Business Officials and served a three-year term of governors advisory committee of vocational education. He was a member of the Sikeston Jaycees and served as Sikeston's Civil Defense director. On Sept. 14, 1975, in Sikeston, he was married to Beverly Harris. Mr. Vogel died Wednesday at the Veterans Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, at the age of 56. (2-8-84)
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Vogel, Sikeston; two sons: Malcolm Vogel, Columbia; and Harold Greg Vogel, South Padre Island, Texas.





 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Glen Kaiser
Date Born April 30, 1932
Date Died September 13, 2001
Comments:
GLEN KAISER - Class of 1952

Glen Kaiser, 69, of Kennett, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
Born April 30, 1932, in Kennett, son of the late William McKinley and Edna Southers Kaiser, he was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in Korea.
Survivors include one son, Chuck Kaiser, and wife, Donna, of Kennett; two grandchildren, Chris Kaiser and Cara Poe, both of Kennett and one nephew, Joe Kaiser, of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Don Kaiser. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett with Rev. A.C. Gardner officiating.
Pallbearers were Paul Cuff, Frank Carter, Joe Kaiser, Bob Sturgeon and Larry Neighbors.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name R. Farrell Adcock
Date Born age 68
Date Died January 23, 2001
Comments:
R. FARRELL ADCOCK - Class of 1950

R. FARRELL ADCOCK, age 68, of Little Rock passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001 of complications from cancer. He was a retired employee of the Arkansas Board of Probation and Parole, was a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner and a veteran.
He leaves three daughters, Karen Adcock and Lisa Adcock Evans of Little Rock and Kim Adcock Bishop of Memphis; one sister, Georgia Adcock of Hot Springs; one brother, Gene Adcock of Memphis; and two grandchildren, Kelcey Alayne and Todd Allen II.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 in the Chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth, 5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock, 661-9111 with Rev. Ray Wall officiating. Interment will follow at Naylor Cemetery in Naylor, Ark.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. this evening, (Thursday), at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Scimitar Shrine Temple, 1 Scimitar Circle, Little Rock, Ark. 72209.

From the Little Rock Gazette

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Fred E. Ford
Date Born January 15, 1940
Date Died January 13, 2002
Comments:
FRED E. FORD - Class of 1958

Dr. Fred E. Ford, 61, of Pulaski, Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Vanderbilt Hospital.
Born Jan. 15, 1940, in Kennett, son of Dorris Ellis Ford, of Kennett and the late Fred Ford, he was Vice President of Academic Affairs at Martin Methodist College.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ford, of Pulaski; three daughters, Susan Ford, of Cleveland, Ohio, Paige Fisher, of Boston, Mass. and Katie Ford, of Pulaski; one son, Jonathan Ford, of Pulaski; one sister, Dona Rae Grissham, of Danville, Ill.; two grandchildren and three nieces. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Kennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the First Baptist Church in Pulaski.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the First Baptist Church with Joe Henry and Revs. Doug Plumlee, Garie Taylor and Ben Alford officiating.
Burial will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-05
Deceased Full Name Doris Cousent Smith
Date Born age 68
Date Died March 26, 2001
Comments:
DORIS COUSENT SMITH - Class of 1950

Doris C. Smith, 68, of Tupelo, Miss., formerly of Kennett and Malden, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at her daughter's home in Tupelo.
She had lived in Tupelo for 44 years, where she was the owner of the Yesteryear Antiques and she and her husband, W. Frank Smith, Jr., owned and operated Mid-Southern Electronics until his death on Dec. 6, 1983.
She was a member of the Parkway Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie Hollaway and husband, Richard (Dick), of Blue Springs, Miss. and Susan Hankins and husband, Charlie, of Tupelo and two grandchildren, Kimberly and Burris Hankins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and her parents, Joe and Marie Cousent
Visitation will be noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Parkway Baptist Church with Dr. Len Sullivan and Dr. Bryant Barnes officiating.
Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park at Tupelo.
Pallbearers will be Murray Crump, Bill Lowry, Charles Owens, Bob Card, Tom Hollaway and William Collums.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-04
Deceased Full Name Reginald "Reggie" Danny Westerfield
Date Born July 31, 1950
Date Died January 20, 2002
Comments:
Danny Westerfield – Class of 1968
Reginald “Reggieö Danny Westerfield, 51, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at his residence.
Born July 31, 1950, in Kennett, son of the late Isaac Dewey and Velma Mae Briggs Westerfield, he attended the First Christian Church in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
On July 14, 1973, he married Jerry Bennett, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include one son, Reginald Danny Westerfield II, of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Russell Westerfield, of Wichita Falls, Texas; one sister, Cynthia Nevill, of Kennett and one half-sister, Ann Redman, of Benton, Ky.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Cotrell Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo. with the Rev. Steve Patterson officiating.
Burial was in the City Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-04
Deceased Full Name Dr. Earl Lee Hanebrink
Date Born age 78
Date Died January 23, 2003
Comments:
DR. EARL LEE HANEBRINK
Former teacher at KHS

Dr. Earl Lee Hanebrink, 78, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center.

Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he taught in the biology department at Arkansas State University for 35 years before retiring in 1993. He received a bachelor's degree at Southeast Missouri State University, a master's degree at the University of Mississippi and his doctorate at Oklahoma State University.

He was a corporal in the Army Military Police, serving in the Philippines during World War II. He was the author of four books and numerous scientific publications and was a member the First United Methodist Church, the Arkansas Audobon Society and the Northeast Arkansas Audobon Society.

Survivors include two daughters, Kay Lynn Noell of Jonesboro and Lisa Ann Kessler of Cordova, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Buffa of St. Louis; and three grandchildren, Holly Noell and Katie Noell, both and Jonesboro, and Kaylee Kessler of Cordova, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernelia McCrady Hanebrink; his parents; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home chapel in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Fred Haustein officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Noell, Craig Kessler, Paul Johnston, Shirl Strauser, Alan Strauser, Charles Noell Sr. and Johnny Blaxton.

Honorary pallbearers will include retired faculty of the ASU biology department and members of the Harry Hill Sunday school class.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Mr.Hanebrink taught at KHS during the 50's.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-04
Deceased Full Name Don Jones
Date Born October 13, 1935
Date Died August 7, 2000
Comments:
Don Jones remembered by friends, family and the county he served

Daily Dunklin Democrat Cathe England

A man of many hats, real estate agent, insurance salesman, Dunklin County Presiding Commissioner, public administrator, husband, father, grandfather, friend and avid golfer, Don Jones, lost his battle with cancer this week on August 7. The long-time resident will be honored this week with a lifetime of fond memories. The flags at the Dunklin County Courthouse are flying at half-staff today in his honor.
"I don't know of anyone who could say anything bad about Don," said Bill Clevenger, a close friend of Jones. "I have known him all my life, we have played golf together, our families have taken vacations together and they were always so much fun."
Clevenger spoke of a few times when on a golf trip to the Gulf, when the vacationers enjoyed the "goofy, fun times" by just getting to get away and have a bit of fun and to do the one thing they all loved to do - golf.
"There was one time when a rather large group of us were traveling to the Gulf Coast. We were traveling in three different vehicles and going just a little too fast," Clevenger said. "Don was heading up the group and a state patrolman stopped him. Don said the first thing out of the patrolman's mouth was "I think that you should have those other two cars of people help you pay for this ticket. We all got a really good laugh about this one. We had been teasing earlier about if we got a ticket, we'd all have to help pay for it."
Jones was an active member of the community all of his life. He was always working toward the betterment of the county and community.
"He always worked very hard at the tasks he decided to take on," said good friend Charles Isbell. "He was very instrumental in helping get the sales tax passed several years ago. Don, along with the other two commissioners, was an also very strong supporter of the Scenic Byway that recently was granted.
"He worked tirelessly on this issue, just as he always did on anything he was involved in," Isbell said.
Jones worked in his real estate and insurance business until just a few months ago.
"When Don's license was to be renewed a few months ago, he then sold his business to Ben Cantrell," said L.C.Cuff. "He had been in real estate and insurance for much of his life and continued until his license was to be renewed. Don was always fair to everyone he helped with real estate and insurance."
"He was an active, funny person," Cuff said. "No matter where our group was going or what we were doing, we always had a great time."
Clevenger reiterated the funny side of Jones, "He had such a dry funny wit about him. We are sure going to miss him. We have played golf and got together for coffee for many years. In the past couple of months, no one in our group has really wanted to play golf. Although, just a couple of weeks ago when the weather turned so cool over the weekend, Don and the group did get to play a round of golf. That was really nice. I think he really enjoyed it. It's just not been the same without him there and it is definitely going to be different in the future.
"The one thing I remember most about Don is that even though he beat the pants off you in a golf game, he always made sure and told you how good you had played and how bad he had played," Clevenger said. "He was just a really funny guy and was always having fun teasing everyone. He also was very pleased with the making and repairing of the golf clubs he did. He would always make one of us something special, or we'd have him repair something and he wouldn't let us pay him for it. We used to tell him it was too rich for us to owe him."
The Cuffs, Coles, Carters, Clevengers and Joneses, all did a lot of traveling together having a great time. Most of the time going on golf tournament vacations.
Mary Lee Carter told of another instance where Jones was leading the pack of vehicles on a trip and one of the vehicles was stopped for traveling too fast.
"The two vehicles were traveling together, but this time, Don's vehicle wasn't stopped," Carter said. "Our vehicle was. My husband told the officer the reason that we were traveling a bit too fast was that we were "just trying to keep up with the Jones.' Everyone got a good laugh about it. Fortunately, this time we didn't get a ticket. The patrolman just gave us a warning."
Jones' family, friends and others in and around this area will greatly miss him. He leaves behind to mourn his passing, his wife, Shirley; daughters, Marti Jones and Christy Luther; a son, Dr. Rick Jones; four grandchildren, Matthew and Benjamin Jones, Jeremy and Stuart Luther; four step-grandchildren, Stacey and Charles, Jennifer and Elizabeth Karsten. He was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Douglas.
Don served this community for most of his life. He served as the public administrator from 1969 until 1984. In 1993 he was elected as the Dunklin County Presiding Commissioner. Throughout his life, Don was a member of the Kennett Jaycees, Lions Club, Delta Fair Board, and other organizations and activities in the community.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McDaniel Funeral Service in Kennett. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at McDaniel Chapel with the Revs. Gary Mayes and Dale Rickman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s' Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and VNA Hospice of Kennett.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-04
Deceased Full Name Don Jones
Date Born October 13, 1935
Date Died August 07, 2000
Comments:
DON JONES – Class of 1953
Don Jones, 64, of Kennett, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at his residence.
Funeral services were held today, Aug. 10, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with the Revs. Gary Mayes and Dale Rickman officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. Pallbearers were Jingo Cole, L.C. Cuff, Jerry Carter, Jim Toombs, Bill Clevenger, Larry Gipson, Ben Cantrell and Carl Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Lance, Kent Sexton, Wendell Crow, Charles Isbell, Carl Small, Carlos Woodard, George Workman, Omar Gaskins, Keith Mitchell, Fred Calhoun, Earl Wayne Husband, Jim Ring, Bob Hicks, Richard Edgington, Bob Holder and Walter Dearing.
Jones was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Dexter, son of the late Samuel R. Jones and Frances Troutt Jones. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Douglas Jones; and a sister, Orpha Belle Lake. On Feb. 22, 1957, he married Shirley Dye in Hernando, Miss.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jones of Kennett; one son, Dr. Rick (Judy) Jones of Kennett; two daughters, Christy (Donald) Luther of Jonesboro, Ark., and Marti Jones of Springfield; one niece, Regina Jones of Kennett, who was raised in the home; one brother, William E. Jones of Apache Junction, Ariz.; two sisters, Marian Cuff of Kennett and Betty Jo Johnson of East Prairie; and seven grandchildren, Matthew and Benjamin Jones, Jeremy and Stewart Luther, Stacey Charles and Jennifer and Elizabeth Karsten.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and VNA Hospice of Kennett.
* * *

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-04
Deceased Full Name Ethel Hammett Crawford
Date Born age 65
Date Died November 6, 2001
Comments:
ETHEL HAMMETT CRAWFORD –
Class of 1954

Ethel E. Crawford, 65, of Osceola, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov, 6, 2001 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a bank teller and of Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Crawford of the home; one son Scott Crawford of Paragould, Ark; two daughters, Cheryl McAnnally of Turrell, Ark and Nancy Rapert of Osceola; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were held today, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. with Gary Andrews officiating. Burial was in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens in Osceola.

Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola was in charge of the arrangements.



 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-04
Deceased Full Name Donald D. Branch
Date Born July 27, 1934
Date Died March 8, 2001
Comments:
Donald D. Branch – Class of 1952

Donald D. Branch, 66, of Herculaneum, Mo., died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Herculaneum.
Born July 27, 1934, in Kennett, the son of the late Grover C. and Erma M. Moore Branch, he worked as a maintenance porter for General Motors Corp. and maintenance supervisor for the Jefferson County Commission for the Handicapped. He was a member of the Sunny View Church of Christ at Farmington, Mo., a member of the U.A.W. and a veteran of the US .Army.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Branch.
On Jan. 16, 1960, in St. Louis, he married Linda C. Malone who survives of the home.
Also surviving are a son, Rick D. Branch, of Festus, Mo.; a daughter, Sheila D. Reese and her husband, Dr. Rick, also of Festus; a brother, Tony Branch, of Farmington and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, March 19, at 10 a.m. at the Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus, Mo., with the Reverend Allen Weakland officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Gregory Cemetery near Kennett.
Visitation will be Sunday, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Mahn Twin City Chapel .
Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Commission for the Handicapped or the American Cancer Society.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-04
Deceased Full Name Betty Jones Johnson
Date Born May 26, 1932
Date Died September 19, 2000
Comments:
BETTY JONES JOHNSON Class of 1950
Betty J. Johnson, 68, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
She was born May 26, 1932 in Risco, daughter of the late Sam Jones and Frances Troutt Jones. She married Carey G. Johnson on October 31, 1950, in Piggott, Ark.
Johnson lived in Mississippi County and was the director of the Mississippi County Retired Senior Volunteer Program where she served for 20 years before retiring in June 1993. She was past chairman of the Community Betterment of East Prairie, Woman of the Year 1982, past chairman of the Mississippi County Cancer Society and active in the Diabetes Society.
Survivors include her husband, Carey Johnson of East Prairie; one son, William Johnson of Sikeston; three daughters, Karen Walker of Lake Ozark, Mo., Tracy Smith of Dexter and Jill Chance of Sikeston; one brother, Bill Jones of Apache Junction, Ariz.; one sister, Marian Cuff of Kennett; twelve grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and many relatives and friends.
Johnson was preceded in death by one brother, Don S. Jones, and one sister Orpha Bell Lake.
Visitation will be at 5 p.m. tonight at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 22, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Shelby Chapel in East Prairie with George White and Burl Britt officiating. Burial will be in the Dogwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Don Chance, Wally Smith, Benny Walker, Dacey and Michael Larkins, T. J. Lowe, Ryan Johnson, Loren White and Dr. Rick Jones.

 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-04
Deceased Full Name Alfred Breedon
Date Born May 1, 1937
Date Died February 10, 2003
Comments:
Alfred Breedon – Class of 1955

SE Missourian, Cape Girardeau, MO
The funeral for Alfred Breedon of Kennett, Mo., will be held at 11 a.m. today at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. The Rev. Brian Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens at Kennett.

Breedon, 65, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

He was born May 1, 1937, at Kennett, son of George Alfred and Lola Marie Walls Breedon.

Breedon was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Kennett.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Breedon of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Kim Hollis of St. Louis, Stacey Breedon of Cape Girardeau; his mother of Kennett; a brother, Jim Breedon of Holcomb, Mo.; and a sister, Nina Rhew of Kennett.

He was preceded in death by his father.




 

Name: Annette Vogel Lale <avlale@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-04
Deceased Full Name Danny Wayne McDonald
Date Born November 25, 1964
Date Died February 13, 1988
Comments:
DANNY WAYNE MCDONALD - Class of 1983

Danny Wayne (Dino) McDonald, 23, of Gideon, died Feb. 13, 1988, at Twin Rivers Regional medical Center in Kennett, from injuries he sustained in a single vehicle accident.
Funeral services were held Feb. 15 at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. Rev. Barney McCormick officiated and burial was in Memorial Gardens, Kennett.
McDonald was born Nov. 25, 1964, in Kennett.
Survivors includes his fiancée, Karen Rankin of Gideon, his parents, Wendell and Lou Davis of Kennett and Jerry Wayne McDonald of Batesville Ark,; one brother, Christopher Davis of Kennett; his grandfather, Delbert McDonald of Clinton, Ark,; and his grandmothers, Georgia Masterson of Kennett and Ava Lou Davis of Deering.

 

Name: Don E. Wright <dewright1@mindspring.com>
Date: 2003-03-04
Deceased Full Name Marion Gale South
Date Born 1944
Date Died Nov. 26, 1997
Comments:
Musician Marion Gale South, 53, dies
by Diane Matay
Florida Today
Rockleged -- Gale South, bassist for the country band Southern Thunder, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, at
Wuesthoff Hopsital. He was 53.

Mr. South was born in Kennett, MO. He came to Brevard County in 1976 from Missouri to pursue his
musical career with the Top 40 band Proof. His interest in music began in high school, when he played bass
guitar and sang harmonies for various bands.

Mr. South performed at many benefit concertgs. he helped the Joe Realino Memorial Fund, which helps
people who work in the hospitality industry and have medical problems.

"He was a loving and giving man," said his daughter, Christina South of Rockledge. "He wasn't extravagant;
he would sacrifice anything for his family. Many times he would go without just so he could give to his
children."

Mr. South also took care of his dear friend, Thomas "Sandy" Sanders, a disabled veteran.

With a flair for telling a joke, Mr. South could lighten up even the most serious of mements, his daughter
said. He preferred laughing to arguing, and because he was fun-loving and a joker, "I would rather go out
with him than with my firneds," she said.

In addition to his daughter,
survivors include his wife,
Georgia South of Cocoa;
daughters, Melissa South of Cocoa,
Lori Burke of San Jose, Calif.,
and Terri Johnson of Campbell, Calif;

brothers, James South of Glennie, Mich,
Max South of Flint, Mich.,
Joe South of Flusing, Mich,
and John South of Poplar Bluff, Mo.;

sisters, Martha Patton and Peggy Wright, both of St. Louis;
Burdeen Ridge of Lake City, Ark.,
and Juanita Rogers of Sacramento, Calif.;

and three grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 tonight at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home in Frontenac. Services will be at 11
a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Brevard Memorial Park.

 
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