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Obituaries from March 2011

James Lancaster (03/31/11)
James Lancaster, 88, of Risco, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.
Joy Holmes (03/31/11)
Joy Wayne Holmes, 85, of Senath, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath.
Willie Duckworth (03/31/11)
Willie Mae Duckworth, 89, of Kennett, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born Sept. 5, 1921, in Earle, Ark., daughter of the late Willie Light and Albirdia Turner Light, she worked as a cook for the headstart program, and a field worker. Her hobbies included watching TBN Christian Television, fishing, gardening, and quilting quilts. She loved volunteering in the public schools and she was a member of the Eastern Star...
Ardella Farmer (03/29/11)
Ardella Farmer, 104, of Bragg City, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.
Willie Duckworth (03/29/11)
Willie Mae Duckworth, 89, of Kennett, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett.
Orville Cross (03/29/11)
Orville Woodrow Cross, son of the late Frank and Bell Atnip Cross was born in Holcomb, Mo., Jan. 1, 1917, and departed this life Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the age of 94 years 2 months and 27 days. Orville was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during World War II...
Sam Cowart (03/29/11)
Sam Cowart, 88, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Malden, Mo., passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Iretta Brooks (03/29/11)
Iretta Maxine Brooks, daughter of the late George Dees and Leora Sullians Dees, was born Jan. 15, 1935, in Licking, Mo., and departed this life Monday, March 28, 2011, at the age of 76. Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Goodrich and husband, Carl of Kennett, and Vicky Rudd and fiancÚ, James Westbrook, of Kennett; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Sharlene Brock, of Lamar, Ark., and other relatives and many friends...
Charlene Neighbors (03/27/11)
Charlene Neighbors, daughter of the late Robert L. Ivy and Elizabeth Fears Ivy, was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Pocahontas, Ark., and departed this life Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 22 days. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Neighbors and wife, Judy, of Kennett, and Larry Neighbors and wife, Brenda, of Kennett; one daughter, Debbie Neighbors, of Kennett; five grandchildren, Gary Neighbors, John Neighbors, Larry Neighbors, Donna Adams and Lori Richardson; five great-grandchildren, Josh, Bryson, Madison Neighbors and Christopher and Cara Poe; one niece, Frankie Gardner, of Caruth, was raised with her and was like a sister, and other relatives and many friends.. ...
Naomi Robinson (03/25/11)
Naomi Robinson, 74, of Kennett, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at National HealthCare in Kennett. Born Sept. 18, 1936, in Kennett, daughter of the late Layne Higgins and Clara Stacy Higgins, she was a homemaker. In 1959, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., she married Tom Robinson, who preceded her in death on May 29, 1990...
Charlene Neighbors (03/25/11)
Charlene Neighbors, 83, of Kennett, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011, at her residence. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 27, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 27, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Rickman officiating...
Joe Nelson (03/24/11)
Joseph "Joe" Nelson, son of Agnes Williams Nelson and the late George Nelson, Jr., was born Aug. 15, 1956, in Kennett, and departed this life Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the age of 54. Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Nelson and Robbie Lance both of Kennett; four daughters, Lisa Estes and husband, Terry, of Kennett, Michelle Smith, of White Oak, Mo., Christy Brown and husband, Charlie, of Kennett, and Sandra Perez, of Frisbee, Mo.; his mother, Agnes Nelson, of Festus, Mo.; one brother, Daniel Nelson, of Kennett; two sisters, Linda Lance, of Kennett, and Brenda Kozma, of Festus; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and other relatives and many friends.. ...
Joe Nelson (03/23/11)
Joseph "Joe" Nelson, 54, of Senath, Mo., formerly of Kennett, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Senath. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com...
Royale Ann Green (03/22/11)
Royale Ann Green, daughter of the late George Foster and Grace (James) Foster, was born November 24, 1929 in Kennett, Mo., and departed this life on March 15, 2011 at the age of 81 years. Royale married William "Willie" Green who preceded her in death April 25, 2008...
Maggie Mae Stucker (03/19/11)
Maggie Mae Stucker, 89, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Cotrell Funeral Service of Poplar Bluff is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.cotrellfuneralservice.com...
Becky Grubbs (03/18/11)
Becky J. Grubbs, 42, of Campbell, Mo., died Thursday, March 17, 2011, as a result of an auto accident north of Campbell on Highway 53. Mrs. Grubbs was born on August 4, 1968, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late William Edward and Patricia Lou Pratt Bailey...
Donna Blanton (03/18/11)
Donna Faye Blanton, daughter of the late Leonard and Luveda Bechtel Blanton, was born Nov. 26, 1956, in Kennett, and departed this life Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the age of 56 years. Survivors include one brother, Carol Blanton and wife, Ruthann, of Advance, Mo.; two sisters, Sandy Walker and husband, Mike, of Holcomb, Mo., and Pam Blanton, of Holcomb; one niece, Shawna and husband ,Vance Read; one nephew, Corey Walker; one great-nephew, Calen Read, and other relatives and many friends...
Donna Faye Blanton (03/17/11)
Donna Faye Blanton, 54, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at her residence near Holcomb, Missouri. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2011 at McDaniel Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Josh Carpenter officiating...
Royale Ann Green (03/17/11)
Royale Ann Green, daughter of the late George Foster an Grace (James) Foster, was born November 24, 1929 in Kennett, Mo., and departed this life on March 15, 2011 at the age of 81 years. Royale married WiIliam "Willie" Green who preceded her in death April 25, 2008...
Albert Stroud (03/16/11)
Albert Stroud, 83, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Gideon, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at Flint area Hospital in Flint, Mich. Swartz Funeral Home of Flint, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Jones (03/16/11)
Mary Jones, 66, of Rector, formerly of Gideon, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.
Edward Lawrence (03/10/11)
Edward Lawrence, 85, of Newark, Ark., formerly of Malden, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.
Barry McFarland (03/16/11)
Barry Martin McFarland, 57, passed away at his Hornersville, Mo. home Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Born Nov. 17, 1953, in Jonesboro, Ark., he was the second child of Benard and Bernice McFarland. He lived his entire life in Hornersville. He was the co-owner of Ford Oil Co. ...
Royale Green (03/16/11)
Royale Green, 81, of Kennett, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McDaniel Funeral Service in Kennett. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com...
Barry McFarland (03/15/11)
Barry McFarland, 58, of Hornersville, Mo., passed away today, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Hornersville. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com. McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett is in charge of the arrangements.
Jessie Lynn (03/15/11)
Jessie T. Lynn, son of the late Wilford Lynn and Gertie Wilson Lynn, was born Dec. 7, 1930, in Kennett, and departed this life Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the age of 80 years, 3 months and 5 days. J.T. served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War...
Gary Jones (03/15/11)
Gary Ray Jones, son of Willie Loudeen McGarity Staggs and the late Bobby Ray Jones, was born March 15, 1953, in Kennett, and departed this life Friday, March 11, 2011 at the age of 57 years, 11 months and 24 days. Survivors include his mother, Willie Loudeen Staggs, of Hornersville, Mo.; one brother, Glenn Staggs, of Hornersville; two sisters, Yvonda Glueck and husband, Steve, of Hornersville, and Sharlene Holme, of Hornersville; aunt, Donna James, of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Beverly Davis, Katrina Watts, Jennifer Stone, Flora Meyers and Gary and Cindy McComb, and other relatives and many friends.. ...
John Gowan (03/15/11)
John Emmitt Gowan, 68, of West Lewisburg, Tenn., formerly of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away at his residence on Sunday, March 13, 2011. He is survived by his wife Donna-Kay Gowan and four daughters, Susie Beshears, of Poplar Bluff, Elizabeth Lester and Brooks Cozart, both of Lewisburg, and Blair Everett, of Summitt, Miss.; three sons, Greg and Keith Calhoun, both of Poplar Bluff, and Blake Everett, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and nine grandchildren...
Ruby Gorrell (03/15/11)
Ruby Mae Miles Gorrell, 87, of Austin, Texas, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011, at Pflugerville Nursing Home in Austin. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.
Joyce Beck (03/15/11)
Joyce Eva Beck, 78, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 11, 1932, in Portageville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Robert Bailey Sanders, Sr., and Lillian Halivee McCrory Sanders...
Gordon Colflesh (03/11/11)
Gordon M. Colflesh, 55, of Kennett, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at his home. Born Feb. 13, 1956, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Charles "Chuck" and Phyllis Ulery Colflesh. He was preceded in death by his mother. Survivors include his father and two sisters, Rita Forrester, of Missouri and Laury Barrett, of Florida...
Darlene Tuck (03/10/11)
Darlene Tuck, 69, of Gideon died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Gideon Care Center. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.
Lora Ferrell (03/10/11)
Lora Jean Ferrell, daughter of the late Milton Lee Dinkins and Laura May (Ford) Dinkins, was born August 1, 1914 in Ellington, Missouri and departed this life on March 6, 2011 at the age of 96 years, 7 months and 5 days. Lora married Ronald Earl Hatch who preceded her in death. Later she married Fowler Ferrell who preceded her in death...
Shirley Loughary (03/10/11)
Shirley Maxine Little Loughary, 64, of Campbell died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. She was employed at Aerial Bouquets in Piggott and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Holcomb. Born May 21, 1946 in Gideon, she was the daughter of the late Conney and Pearl (Sullivan) Anderson. On Sept. 1, 1996, in Piggott, she was united in marriage to Elton Loughary, who survives of the home...
Ira Easily Babcock, (03/10/11)
Ira Easily Babcock, 89, of Malden died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, retired from Federal Mogul in Malden and affiliated with the Second General Baptist Church in Malden...
Phyllis Davidson (03/10/11)
Phyllis Mae Davidson, 75, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 6, 1935, in Holcomb, Mo., daughter of the late Calyou Franklin Ham and Eula Agnes Mead Ham, she was a beautician, and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Rex Hall (03/09/11)
Rex L. Hall, 62, winter visitor of Dade City, Fla., and resident of Kennett, Mo., died Friday, March 4, 2011. A Vietnam veteran and construction worker, he is survived by daughters, Margie Berry, Mary VanDenBerg, Misty Peterson and Jackie Schultz; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Jackie, James and Ricky Hall; and sister, Junelle Gramling, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins...
Charolyn Bid Miles (03/08/11)
Charolyn Bid Miles, of Kennett, daughter of the late Charles B. Baker and Hattie Dial Baker, was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Senath, Mo., and departed this life Monday, March 7, 2011, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett, at the age of 90 years, 4 months and 7 days...
Shirley Loughary (03/08/11)
Shirley Maxine Little Loughary, 64, of Campbell, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born May 21, 1946, in Gideon, Mo., daughter of the late Conney and Pearl Sullivan Anderson, she was employed at Aerial Bouquets in Piggott, Ark., and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Holcomb, Mo...
Edward Lawrence (03/08/11)
Edward Lawrence, 85, of Cave City, Ark., formerly of Malden, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Judy Lampston (03/08/11)
Judy Kay Lampston, of Florissant, Mo., formerly of Kennett, daughter of the late James Matheney and Beatrice Hill Matheney, was born July 16, 1945, in Kennett, and departed this life Saturday, March 5, 2011, at St. Sophia Nursing Center in Florissant, at the age of 65 years, 7 months and 17 days...
Clayette Hardwick (03/08/11)
Clayette Marie Hardwick, daughter of the late Allen C. McDaniel and Saraha M. Grimsly Hardwick, was born Nov. 6, 1941, in Advance, Mo., and departed this life Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the age of 69 years. Clayette married David Hardwick on June 22, 1988 in St. Louis, Mo...
Flossie Halter (03/08/11)
Flossie M. Halter, of Jonesboro, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew Scallion and Ola McGee Scallion, was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Halls, Tenn., and departed this life Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 22 days...
Lora Ferrell (03/08/11)
Lora Jean Ferrell, of Kennett, daughter of the late Milton Lee Dinkins and Laura May Ford Dinkins, was born Aug. 1, 1914, in Ellington, Mo., and departed this life Sunday, March 6, 2011, at National Health Care in Kennett, at the age of 96 years, 7 months and 5 days...
Phyllis Davidson (03/08/11)
Phyllis Davidson, 77, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.
Joe Bankhead (03/08/11)
Joe Bankhead, of Kennett, son of the late Henry Bankhead and Mary Bankhead, was born Nov. 2, 1917, in Clarksville, Mo., and departed this life Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Kennett, at the age of 93 years. Joe married Katherine Jones on July 11, 1941. Katherine preceded him in death March 31, 1998. He was also preceded in death by three brothers...
Jearline Davis (03/06/11)
Jearline "Gran" Davis, 89, of Paragould, Ark., died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born May 13, 1921 in Dunklin County, Mo., the daughter of the late William H. and Vivian Cook Holifield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willis Davis; sisters, Jesse Mae Hardin and Kitty Faye Holifield...
Darlene Tuck (03/04/11)
Darlene Tuck, 69, of Gideon, Mo., passed away today, Friday, March 4, 2011, at Gideon Care Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.
Marilyn Ritter (03/04/11)
Marilyn Wilson Ritter, of Kennett, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., departed this life on earth to join her heavenly father Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the age of 88 years. Marilyn was born on June 13, 1922 in Desloge, Mo., to the late Luther and Bessie Wilson...
Flossie Halter (03/04/11)
Flossie M. Halter, of Jonesboro, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew Scallion and Ola McGee Scallion, was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Halls, Tenn., and departed this life Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 22 days...
Joe Bankhead (03/04/11)
Joe Bankhead, of Kennett, son of the late Henry Bankhead and Mary Bankhead, was born Nov. 2, 1917, in Clarksville, Mo., and departed this life Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Kennett, at the age of 93 years. He served in the U.S. Army-Air Corp during WW II...
Marilyn Ritter (03/03/11)
Marilyn Ritter, 88, of Kennett, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at National Health Care in Kennett. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett will be in charge of the arrangements...
Rocina Parker (03/03/11)
Rocina Wilson Parker, daughter of the late Charles Wilson, Sr. and Mae Smithson Wilson, was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Gibson, Missouri and departed this life Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the age of 84 years, 1 month and 21 days. She was a former Administrator of the Dunklin County Health Department and member of the Slicer Street Church of Christ in Kennett...
Flossie Halter (03/03/11)
Flossie Halter, 91, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett will be in charge of the arrangements...
Terry VanTrease (03/02/11)
Terry VanTrease, 67, of Malden, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at his son's residence in Kennett. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden is in charge of arrangements.
Rocina Parker (03/02/11)
Rocina Wilson Parker, 84, of Kennett, passed away today, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at National Health Care in Kennett. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett will be in charge of the arrangements...
Cleo Brents (03/02/11)
Cleo Bert Brents, 93, of Pascola, Mo., passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett. Born June 23, 1917, in Cleveland, Ark., son of the late Columbus and Dora Crow Brents, he was of the Baptist faith. He married Elva Louise Brents, who preceded him in death July 26, 1990. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Troy, Coy, Fred and Carthal Brents, and one sister, Ozella Freeman...
Hallene Deniston (03/01/11)
Hallene Deniston, 88, of Rector, Ark., passed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at NHC Healthcare in Kennett. She was born on Sept. 13, 1921 to Herbert and Fronia Williams in Clay County, Ark. Preceding Hallene in death were her parents; one son, Russell Deniston; one brother, Osmer Williams, and two grandchildren Shannah Deniston and Steve Prince...