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Area Deaths

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

William Bowling

William Bowling, 81, of Campbell, Mo., died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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

E.S. Johnson

E.S. "Shorty" Johnson, 86, of Turrell, Ark., died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at Turrell.

Born April 24, 1916, in Morganfield, Ky., he was the son of the late Glenn Marshall and Annie Rosetta Parish Johnson.

On Dec. 18, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Betty Jean Jenkins, who preceded him in death on July 26, 1997. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Ellen Bernice Strode.

Survivors include two step-daughters, Alevia Kitchen and Betty Lynn Baxter, both of Moberly, Mo.; two sisters, Betty White, of Turrell and Pauline Smith, of Grand Haven, Mich. and two brothers, Lotis and Otis Johnson, both of Wasco, Calif.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donny Morrison officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville, Mo.

Pallbearers were Robert Barnes, Curt Darnell, Dennis Ford, Danny Franklin and Dick and Joe White.

Ruby Johnson

Ruby H. Johnson, 77, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Senath, Mo., died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Flint.

Born Nov. 25, 1925, in Senath, she was the daughter of the late Hughie and Jennie Ray.

She married James Johnson, who preceded her in death in 1985. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Gaylon Ray. Survivors include one sister, Margaret Wilkins, of Flint; one sister-in-law, Veda Ray, of Tawas City, Mich.; three nieces, five nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Senath Cemetery with the Rev. Denny Brown officiating.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy Justus

Jimmy George Justus, 43, of Senath, Mo., died Monday, April 7, 2003, at his residence.

Born Aug. 17, 1959, in Kennett, he was the son of Janice Kramer Campbell Justus, of Senath and the late Walter Justus.

On Oct. 3, 1998, in Kennett, he married Diana Floyd, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Jerry Lynn Martin, of Mexico, Mo.; one daughter, Shirley Martin; one step-son, Danny Joe Payne and wife, Jennifer, of Frisco, Colo.; one step-daughter, Anite Poe Smith and husband, Glenn, of Harrington, Del.; two half-brothers, David Lee Pierce and Charles Justus; six half-sisters, Evelyn Justus, Susan Marie and Juanta Lee Pierce, Jennie Lea Ward, Emma Pierce Johnson and Melissa Bond; 10 grandchildren, Devin Patrick, Tina, Jenny, Patrick, Kimberly, Kayla, Dakota, Ashley, Jospeh and Daniel Martin and six step-grandchildren, Ian, Tyler, Tia, Jacob, Caleb and Gabrielle.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Justus; two step-sons, Donnie Cole Payne and Sammy Gene Poe; one step-daughter, Jakilynn Le Martin; two grandchildren, Embre Jade and Kayelynne Christian-Anne Martin and three grandsons.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Church of Christ in Senath with Greg Pollock officiating.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dickie Don Karnes, Billy Charles Johnson, Gary Renfrow, Mardon Layne, Byron Small, Haze Montgomery, A.B. Karnes, Scotty Jackson, Bob Smith, Keith Morgan, Harold Lee Watson, Lee Meredith, Jimmy Wilkins, Charles Crawford and Randal Ridings.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.

Lucile LaGore

Lucile Brown LaGore, 86, of Kennett, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at her residence.

She was a nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett.

She married Bill LaGore, who preceded her in death in 1981.

Survivors include one son, David LaGore, of Kennett; one sister, Blanche Burke, of Indianapolis, Ind.; two grandchildren, Janice Meredith Hundley and Rebecca Ann Bozarth and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark. with the Rev. Ed Jansson officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Langford's Funeral Service in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

Leota Spain

Leota Virginia Spain, 74, of Sullivan, Mo., died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Grandview Healthcare Center in Washington, Mo.

Born March 18, 1929, in Tallapoosa, Mo., daughter of the late Ben and Mary Maggie Mollineaux Eakens, she was of the Baptist faith.

She was married to Wallace Spain.

Survivors include two daughters, Vanessa Priester, of Washington and Debbie Hilderbrand, of St. Charles, Mo.; one sister, Glodene Thompson, of Parma, Mo.; one brother, Ron Eakens, of Parma; two grandchildren, Crystal Priester, of Florissant, Mo. and Justin Busse, of St. Charles; two great-grandchildren and companion, Douglas Foster, of Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Eakens and two sisters, Brenda Wallis amd Annabell Miller.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 15, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo. with the Rev. Mark Powell officiating.

Burial was in the Rosewood Cemetery at Malden.