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Area Deaths

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Borease Branum

Borease Branum, 80, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Three Rivers North Hospital in Poplar Bluff.

Born Sept. 15, 1922, in Hornersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Robert David and Sadie Mae Fleeman Roach.

She married Lloyd Branum, who preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2000. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Dean and Carthel Roach and one sister, Theda Christine Stephens.

Survivors include two sons, William Howell Branum, of Spring, Texas and Lloyd Bennett Branum, of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Connie Lemons, of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Jimmy Roach, of Bloomfield, Mo.; two sisters, Jane Brodway, of Kennett and Gerline Philpot, of Malalla, Ore.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, May 6, at the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff with the Rev. William Vail officiating.

Burial was in the Horner Cemetery at Hornersville, Mo.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Cox

Helen Camille Cox, 88, of Bernie, Mo., died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.

Born Dec. 11, 1914, in Bernie, daughter of the late Sam D. and Minnie Glass Smith, she was a homemaker and a member of the Frist Baptist Church in Bernie.

On Sept. 26, 1936, in St. Louis, Mo., she married Clarence D. Cox, who preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1987. She was also preceded in death by one son, Dennis R. Cox and three brothers, John, Otto and Charlie Smith.

Survivors include one son, Donald D. Cox, of Ellisville, Mo.; one brother, James Smith, of Flint, Mich.; one sister, Nelda Parker, of Alabama; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 6, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7. Burial will follow at the Bernie Cemetery.

Geneva Crosson

Geneva Laverne Crosson, 67, of Kennett, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett.

Born Feb. 14, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Andy A. Hagar and Gettia Francis Whitaker.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Walker, of Calhoun, Ga. and Jewell Ray Lester, of Kennett; one daughter, Sandra Davis, of Plainfield, Ga.; two brothers, Mel Hagar, of Chicago, Ill. and Lonnie Hagar, of Kennett; one sister, Wilma Moody, of Kennett; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Walker.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 6, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Kennett with the Revs. Carroll and Eric McGruder officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements. Emily Hale

Emily S. Hale, 86, of Sikeston, Mo., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.

Born March 19, 1917, in Kennett, daughter of the late Irvin d. and Lula Hutchens Smith, she was a seamstress, Cub Scout leader and co-owner of Hale's Jewelry Store in Sikeston. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston.

On Jan. 21, 1940, in Bruceton, Tenn., she married George Loy Hale, Jr., who preceded her in death on May 31, 1989. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Jospeh D. Smith. Survivors include two sons, Jim Hale and wife, Nancy, of Evansville, Ind. and George Loy Hale III, and wife, Brenda, of Sikeston; three granddaughters, Christy Hale McKenna, of Cartersville, Pa., Loy Anne Hale Brown, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Lisa Hale James, of Sikeston and five great-grandchildren, Bayleah and Jordan James, both of Sikeston, Jack and Owen McKenna, of Cartersville and Madelyn Brown, of Colorado Springs.

Funeral services were held at noon today, Tuesday, May 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston with the Rev. Sandra Schaller officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charlie Caldwell, Dale Springs, Ray Kelley, Jim Critchlow, Bob Watson and Mike Zaricor.

Donations may be made to the Sikeston Bootheel Humane Society, P.O. Box 1428, Sikeston, Mo. 63801or the First United Methodist Church, 1307 North Main, Sikeston, Mo. 63801.

Nunnelee Funeral Home of Sikeston was in charge of arrangements.

Gracie Kneski

Gracie W. Kneski, 69, formerly of Caruthersville, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Born Aug. 17, 1933, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Clarence E. and Clara Jane Ayers Johnston, she was a member of the Church of Christ.

In 1979, in Sarasota, Fla., she married Tommy Kneski, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Kim Rembisz and husband, Richard, of Laurinburg, N.C.; two brothers, Verland Johnston, of Lexington, Ky. and Clyde Johnston, of Campbell, Mo.; two sisters, Peg Summers, of Florida and Daisy Williams, of Doniphan, Mo. and two grandchildren, Pamela Rembisz, of Greemwood, S.C. and Anthony Rembisz, of Newberry, S.C.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.

Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.

J.T. Morgan

J.T. Morgan, 74, of Campbell, Mo., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare South in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo.

Ruthie Phillips

Ruthie Mae Phillips, 82, of Kennett, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Bradshaw Fuenral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

David Pierce

David Pierce, 46, of Corning, Ark., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Three Rivers North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born Nov. 2, 1956, in St. Louis, Mo., son of Donald Pierce and Rugh Mae Cooper Cavitt, he was a land surveyor, a truck driver and of the Missionary Baptist faith. He was a member of the McDougal Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include one son, Matthew Pierce, of Fayetteville, Ark.; one daughter, Kristen Pierce, of Fayetteville; his parents, Ruth and Thurman Cavitt, of Corning and Donald and Helen Pierce, of Corning; one brother, Donald Lynn Pierce, of Cabot, Ark.; one step-sister, Debbie Pence, of Corning and grandmother, Smantha Cooper, of Corning.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, May 6, at the Ermert Funeral Home Chapel in Corning with the Rev. Johnnie Bradshaw officiating.

Burial was in the Corning Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the McDougal Volunteer Fire Department.

James Queen

James Elmer Queen, 52, of Kennett, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett.

Stanley Skinner

Stanley Turner Skinner, 54, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Friday, May 2, 2003, at his residence.

Born Sept. 12, 1948, in Memphis, Tenn., son of the late Leroy Skinner, Sr. and Mary Turner Skinner, he was farm laborer and attended Kinfolks Ridge Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Rose Skinner, Sabirna Kay Valley, of Blanket, Texas and Trina Kay Skinner, of Caruthersville; two sons, Stanley Dewayne and Stanley Moses Skinner, both of Caruthersville; step-mother, Hattie Fay Rudy; six sisters, Ellen Emery, Carolyn Huff, Betty Osman, Linda Dawson, Ohylen Winters and Ruby Ricker; four brothers, Jimmy Lee Skinner, Leroy Skinner, Jr., John Bowman and Clifford Gifford and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 6, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Steele, Mo. with the Rev. Harold Norton officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.

Bill Stone

Bill Stone, 67, of Bernie, Mo., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born May 18, 1935, in Peach Orchard, Mo., son of the late Elmer "Ham" and Omega Nolen Stone, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a farmer. He was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church and the Dexter Elk's Lodge No.2439.

On May 29, 1952, in Pocahontas, Ark., he married Jeanette White, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three sons, Danny Stone and wife, Cindy and Eddie and Dennis Stone, all of Bernie; two daughters, Debbie Pleimling and Angie Smothers and husband, Royce, all of Bernie; two brothers, Bob Stone, of Wappapello, Mo. and Jerrell Stone, of Bernie; one sister, Hytene Buesking, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel in Bernie with the Rev. Susan Marner-Sides officiating.

Burial was in the Bernie Cemetery.

Lula Taylor

Lula Moore Taylor, 94, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at the Paragould Nursing Center in Paragould, Ark.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 6, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Arbyrd.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell, Mo. with the Rev. Leland Dement officiating.

Burial will follow at the Cardwell Cemetery.

Wanda Telker

Wanda Telker, 90, of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Peters Manor Care Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Malden.

Leslie Williams, Jr.

Leslie Gwen Williams, Jr., 66, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at his residence.

Born Sept. 14, 1936, in Hardyville, Ky., son of Flossie Ann Wright Williams, of Cave City, Ky. and the late Leslie Gwen Williams, Sr., he was former CEO at Colson Corporation in Caruthersville and owner & operator of Metal Fabrication Factory. He was of the Baptist faith. On Dec. 21, 1988, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he married Shirley Williams, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Shawn Christopher Williams, of Steele, Mo.; two daughters, Leslie Gwen Williams Crane, of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Connie Slaughter, of Louisville, Ky.; four step-sons, Johnny and Dennis Harmon, both of Caruthersville, Michael Harmon, of Lawton, Okla. and Jerry Harmon, of Sailors Point, Pa.; one sister, Elizabeth Ann Neville, of St. Padrre Island, Texas and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the Bob Hunt Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City.

Burial was in the Cave City Cemetery.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.

Kurt Winfield

Kurt Willson Winfield, 58, of Kennett, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at his residence.

Born Sept. 28, 1944, in Marblerock, Iowa, he was the son of Cathorine Irene Patton Winfield and the late Owen Curtis Winfield.

Survivors include one son, Kurt Winfield, of Atkins, Iowa; one daughter, Kimberly Warnell, of Grinnell, Iowa; his mother, Cathorine Veckert, of Mason City, Iowa and three brothers, Paul Winfield, of Arnold, Neb., Leigh Winfield, of Fort Collins, Colo. and Gary Winfield, of Grove City, Minn.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.