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Area Deaths

Sunday, April 20, 2003

Beatrice Proffer

Beatrice Proffer, 99, of Kennett, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at National Health Care of Kennett.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett. Helen Williams

Helen Maxine Williams, 74, of Risco, Mo., died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Methodist North Medical Center, Memphis, Tenn.

Born May 31, 1928, at Alton, Mo., a daughter of the late George and Chloe May Murry McClanahan, she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Risco.

On July 22, 1942, in Pocahontas, Ark., she married Eugene Williams who survives of the home.

Other survivors include six daughters, Shirley Fraley and husband, Ken, of Memphis, Tenn., Doris Griffin and husband Robert of Sheridan, Ark., Glenda Case and husband, Richard, of Risco, Janet Woods and husband, Robert, of Caledonia, Mo., Sharon Musgraves and husband, Curt, of Campbell, Angela Kirksey and husband, Tommy, of Lakeland, Tenn.; two sons, Terry Williams and Danny Williams, both of Risco; two sisters, Lorene Whitworth, Peoria, Ill., and Virginia Vest of Madison, Ill.; 25 grandchildren and 28 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Doyle McClanahan and Noel McClanahan.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Gene Lancaster officiating.

Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery in Malden.

Lillie Williams

Lillie Williams, 82, of Parma, Mo., died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Malden Nursing Center in Malden, Mo.

Born January 7, 1921, in Ridgley, Tenn., a daughter of the late Virgil and Viola Wheeler Allen, she was a homemaker and a member of the Kimball Baptist Church of Malden.

On June 9, 1943, in Malden, she married Leonard Williams who survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Barbara Bonds of Parma and Patsey Dailey and husband, Bobby, of Batesville, Ark.; two sons, Marvin Williams and wife, Fran, of Tallahassee, Fla. and Bobby Hutcherson and wife, Lucille, of Warrenton, Mo.; five sisters, Ruth Lester of Malden, Lois Paul of Danville, Ind.; Isabill Sanduskey of Dexter, Mo., Betty Batson of Raleigh, N.C., Hazel Pickard of French Village, Mo.; one brother, Tommy Allen, of Parma; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-granchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Virgie Day; one son, David Leroy Williams and three brothers, Vernie, Hubert and Leroy Allen.

Visitation is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Sunday, April 20, at Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Landess Chapel with the Rev. Gene Lancaster officiating.

Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.

Margaret Wood

Margaret Wood, 84, of Malden, formerly of Michigan, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Sept. 15, 1918, in Pinckney, Mich., a daughter of the late Robert and Madge Cook Entwisle, she retired from Pontiac General Hospital in Michigan. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Provance and husband, Charles, of Clarkton, Mo., Nancy King and husband, Harold, of Howell, Mich. and Linda Haveman and husband, Joe, of Canal Fulton, Ohio; two sons, DeWayne Aspenwall of Appling, Ga., and Bill Aspenwall of White Lake, Mich.; one brother, Gene Esnwisle of Detroit, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Jack Entwisle.

Visitation is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sunday, April 20, at Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 21, at Landess Chapel.

Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Clarkton.

Verline Wright

Verline Wright, 80, of Kennett, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born August 13, 1922, in Holcomb, Mo., a daughter of the late Charles and Delia Cullum Brooks, she was a member of Ely Baptist Church in Kennett.

She married Hoyt A. Wright who preceded her in death March 11, 1990.

Family members include three daughters, Sherry Webb and husband, Randy, of Piggott, Ark., Sandy Hatfield and husband, Ken, of Richmond, Texas and Annette Rollins and husband, Jack, of Kennett; five grandchildren, Larry McKuin and wife, Kelly, Brandon McKuin and wife, Dana, and Jacy Cook, all of Kennett, Becky McKuin of Piggott and Lance Corporal Riley of Cook of Kennett, now stationed at 29 Palms, Calif. four great-grandchildren, Jake, Jenna, Taylor and Rachel McKuin; her church family, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 19, at Ely Baptist Church in Kennett with the Rev. Don Slatton officiating.

Burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett, under direction of McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.