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Area Deaths

Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Francis Blake

Francis Deloris Blake, 56, of Bernie, Mo., died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born July 31, 1946, in Gideon, Mo., daughter of the late Buddy and Drusilla Richardson Lacey, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

On April 28, 1975, in New Madrid, Mo., she married Melvin Junior "Buddy" Blake, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three daughters, Sherry Brunzel and Anita Thacker, both of Lawrenceburg, Ky. and Beth Sheehan, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one step-daughter, Lavonda Jo Brown, of Hayti, Mo.; one step-son, Ken Turner, of Malden, Mo.; three brothers, William Lacey, of Poplar Bluff, Roy Lacey, of Van Buren, Mo. and Harvey Lacey, of Gideon; two sisters, Jannette Byford and Vallarre Foster, both of Texas; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Lacey and one sister, Ruthann Vandiver.

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

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Pennington officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bernie Cemetery.

Arkie Bogle

Arkie T. Bogle, 93, of Senath, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Arkansas Mehtodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Lovelace and Dwight Harrison officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

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Roy Cooper

Roy L. Cooper, 84, of Malden, Mo., died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Malden Nursing Center.

Born Sept. 7, 1918, in Malden, son of the late Hubert and Maggie Price Cooper, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII and was retired from General Motors. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Malden and served on the Malden Community Center Board.

On June 22, 1941, in Piggott, Ark., he married Madeline Heady, who preceded him in death on March 19, 2002. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Floyd, Lois, Clois, George and John Cooper and five sisters, Nola Legan, Irene Wiley, Essie Harrison, Rema Polen and Opal King.

Survivors include one brother, E.A. "Lefty" Cooper, of Malden; one sister, Laviece Koengeter, of Malden and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 8, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Jackson officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.

Thelma Davis

Thelma Mae Davis, 87, of Rockford, Ill., formerly of Caruthersville, Mo., died Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Park Strathmoor Nursing Center in Rockford.

Born April 17, 1915, in Steele, Mo., daughter of the late William Harrison and Jane Cox LaRue, she was a school teacher and later owned and operated Chick's Grocery in Caruthersville. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Caruthersville.

On Dec. 1, 1936, in Caruthersville, she married Lewis Leo "Chick" Davis, who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1982. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clyan and Elmer and a son-in-law, George "Buddy" Pool.

Survivors include one son, Lewis Davis and wife, Mary Ann, of Rockford; two daughters, Jane Pool and Harriet Rose and husband, William, all of Rockford; two sisters-in-law, Norma LaRue, of Steele and Ada LaRue, of San Jose, California; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, at the Central Church of Christ in Caruthersville with Mike McDaniel officiating.

Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were T.J. Davis, Steve Kramer, Truman LaRue, John Figgins, Don Abernathy and Hansel Morgan.

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

Ollie Hamlett

Ollie L. Hamlett, 88, of Kennett, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born Jan. 11, 1915, in Hollywood, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Harve and Willie Cora Crossno Lacewell.

On Dec. 14, 1929, in Cardwell, Mo., she married O.T. Hamlett, who preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1969. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Vonnie John Lacewell; one half-brother, Bennie Edward Long and one sister, Gacie Mae Lacewell.

Survivors include one son, Junior Bearron Hamlett, of Kennett; three grandchildren, Darrell Lee Hamlett and wife, Julie, of Holcomb, Mo. and Dennis Wade Hamlett and wife, Vickie and Curtis Allan Hamlett and wife, Shirley, all of Kennett; nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles James officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Dustin Hamlett, Richard Prince. Jr., Parish Rudkin, Jimmy Hill, Eddie Wyrick and Ronnie Wake.

Jimmy Justus

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

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Church of Christ in Senath.

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

Burial willl follow at the Senath Cemetery.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath is in charge of arrangements.

Lola Lane

Lola Lane, 84, of Bessemer, Ala., formerly of Kennett, died today, Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the University of Alabama Medical Center-West in Bessemer.

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

Lena Marler

Lena Marler, 97, of Rector, Ark., died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Rector Health Care.

Born March 19, 1906, in Rector, daughter of the late Emerson and Laura Jane Cox, she was a homemaker, a member of the Rector Womens Club and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She married J.A. Marler, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Lois Winn.

Survivors include one son, James E. Marler, of North Little Rock, Ark.; three daughters, Jewell Dean Cranford, of Rector, Eula Jean Haywood, of Piggott, Ark. and Sue Riggs, of Kennett; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-nieces.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 8, at the First United Methodist Church in Rector with the Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

Burial was in the Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector.

Pallbearers were Alan and Stephen Crancer, Jeff Cranford, Charlie and Ken Haywood and Daniel Marlar.

Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector was in charge of arrangements.

Gary Segraves

Gary Segraves, 51, of Holcomb, Mo., died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born March 31, 1951, in Kennett, he was the son of Sherman Segraves, of Kennett and the late Louise Alcorn Segraves.

Survivors include his wife, Janiece Segraves, of Holcomb; three sons, Gary Segraves, Jr. and Jody Segraves, both of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Corey Segraves and wife, Tracy, of Paragould, Ark.; one brother, Larry Segraves, of Holcomb; two sisters, Donnie McElwrath, of Holcomb and Deanna Lewis, of Corinth, Miss. and two grandchildren, Brooke Segraves and Colton Hardin.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 7, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Bill Orr officiating.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

Pallbearers were Mike McElwrath, Tommy, Marty and Ricky Lewis, Ralph Vandiver and Tony Sturgeon.

Honorary pallbearers were Doug Pigmon and Lanny Watson.

Helen Southerland

Helen Southerland, 81, of Braggadocio, Mo., died today, Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Mo

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