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Area Deaths

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Pearl Crawford

Pearl Crawford, 80, of Advance, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Home.

Born Jan. 2, 1923, in Missouri, daughter of the late Jess and Minnie Jackson Hardesty, she was a caretaker-custodian at the First Baptist Church and First Christian Church in Kennett. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett.

On Feb. 22, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., she married Raymond M. Crawford, who preceded her in death on June 5, 1988. She was also preceded in death by three sister, Lillie Wallace, Lildean Hayes and Ruby Hardesty and one brother, Tom Hardesty.

Survivors include two sisters, Lela Gribler and Irene Stratman, both of Advance.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 11, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett with the Rev. Don Crawford officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Sherman Metzger

Sherman George "Crack" Metzger, 79, of Hayti, Mo., died April 8, 2003, in Hayti.

The son of the late Sherman and Modest Williams Metzger, he was a 1942 graduate of Wardell High School. He was a businessman, a member of the Hayti Jaycees and served as an alderman and police judge in Hayti. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Caruthersville, Mo.

On July 17, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., he married Sadie Lee Chism, who survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Melody Tohtz of Herculaneum, Mo., one son, Marty Metzger and wife, Pam, of Hayti; a sister, Dimple Stevens and husband, J.C., of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Cindy McMillian of Imperial, Mo. and Marty Metzger, Jr., of Hayti.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Whitaker.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the First Christian Church in Caruthersville with the Rev. Bill Baldwin officiating.

Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti with John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti in charge of services.

Pallbearers were Wayne Kincade, Danny Stevens, Jim South, Randy Tillman, Steve Watkins and Brian Whitaker.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Hayes, James Klinkhardt, Jimmy Metzger, Ralph Metzger, J.W. Metzger and Cletus Metzger.

Elizabeth Mungle

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 Kenentt 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.

James Plunkett

James Edward Plunkett, 81, of Holcomb, Mo., died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at his home.

Born April 16, 1921, in Morrilton, Ark., a son of the late James Franklin and Hattie Belle Hendrix Plunkett, he was affiliated with the Baptist Church. A veteran of World War II, he served with the 91st Recon with the 1st Armored Division of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 1st Armor Division Association.

On June 30, 1962, he married Verdia May Long who survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Roger Plunkett of Gideon, Mo., James Harmon of Springfield, Mo. Jimmy Lee Plunkett and Sherman Hartwick Plunkett of Clarkton, Mo.; one daughter, Patricia Ann Thompson of Clarkton; two brothers, Robert Bean of Risco, Mo. and John Lott of Williamsville, Mo.; two sisters, Myrtle Bumpus and Martha Spain, both of Clarkton; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Bean; four sisters, Laura Tarkington, Addie Brown, Hazel Plunkett and Julie Plunkett and one grandson, Mark Thompson.

Visition will be 6 p.m. today, Sunday, April 13, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Bradshaw Chapel with Brother Dale Rickman officiation.

Burial will be in Stanfield Cemetery near Clarkton.

Daisy Shields

Daisy Lucille Shields, 89, of Kennett, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at National Health Care of Kennett.

Born March 9, 1914, at Essex, Mo., a daughter of the late George and Elva Hamlett, she attended the Solid Rock Church.

On Nov. 20, 1934, she married Raymond Shields, who preceded her in death Feb. 23, 2002. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Hamlett and a granddaughter, Donna Wilburn.

Survivors include on son, Don Shields and his wife, Euvila, of Wright City, Mo. and one daughter, Ramah George and her husband, H.E., of Kennett; two grandchildren, Christy Tate of Wright City and Carla Horton of Cabot, Ark.; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, in McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett, with the Rev. Zack Parr officiating.

Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ronnie McElwrath, Doyne Shelton, Wayne Shelton, Jim Shipman, Lowell DePriest and Delbert Husky.

James White

James "Eddie" White, 77, of Kennett, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at his home.

Born March 1, 1926, at Pontotoc, Mich., a son of the late Andrew Payton and Lettie R. Sappington White, he was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his former wife, Geneva White of Kennett; a son, Jimmy R. White, and wife, Sherrie, of Marion, Ark., a daughter, Judy A. Gidcomb and husband, Gary, of Bentonville, Ark.; two brothers, Robert White of Gillett, Ark. and Carl White of Southaven, Miss; a sister, Sarah Robison of Kennett; four grandchildren, Stephanie Moller, Tabitha Shipman, Jennifer Wisley and Angela Throckmorton; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor and Caitlin Rutherford, Alex Moeller, Braden and Tanner Shipman, Noah Wisley, Hunter Throckmorton and baby Throckmorton due May 16.

Funeral services were 2 p.m Saturday, April 12, in McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Ben Jordan officiating.

Burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were Calr Faries, Gary Mitchell, Jack Lemonds, James Gregory, Bobby Simmons and Allen Snipes.