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Area Deaths

Friday, March 28, 2003

Eugene Anderson

Eugene F. Anderson, 80, of Licking, Mo., died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Mo.

Born Nov. 26, 1922, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of the late Thomas Hayden Anderson and Goldie Dill Anderson Lee, he was a U.S. Army veteran, employed at Brown Shoe Company and Southern Towing Company and a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Caruthersville.

In May of 1944, he married Thelma R. Smith, who preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 1994. He later married Aline Roe, who preceded him in death in Nov. of 1998. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harl and Herbert Anderson.

Survivors include one daughter, Glenda Lavely, of Licking, Mo.; one son, Orville Anderson, of Caruthersville; one brother, Carl Anderson, of Caruthersville; four grandchildren, Angela Sellers and Angel Rushing, both of Caruthersville, Kenneth Head, of Success, Mo. and Tiffany Lavely, of Licking.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Temple Baptist Church in Caruthersville with the Rev. Jim Pilcher officiating. Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Vaughn Treece, William Sellers, Kenneth Head, Gary Barham, Robert Barnes and Mickey Moody.

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

Ruby Allen

Ruby Nell Allen, 80, of Malden, Mo., formerly of Greenville, Ky., died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare-North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born April 30, 1922, in Muhlenberg County, Ky., daughter of the late Johnny Monroe and Gladys Roberson Luckett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Duvall's Chapel General Baptist Church in Greenville.

On Sept. 18, 1943, in Muhlenberg County, she married Rev. Otis Monroe Allen, who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2001. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Mae Luckett and Margie McPherson.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Cowsert and husband, Jim and Barbara Coons and husband, Jack, all of Malden; three sons, Darrell Allen, of Belton, Ky., Wayne Allen, of Louisville, Ky. and Rick Allen, of Malden; three brothers, Gene Luckett, of Beechmont, Ky., Jack Luckett, of Forsyth, Mo. and Pete Luckett, of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Sue Long, of Pacific, Mo. and Mary Eddings, of Greenville; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, March 28, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Gary's Funeral Home in Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Duvall's Chapel General Baptist Church in Greenville with the Revs. Scott Keller, Mark Cowsert and Ken Miller officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Greenville.

Phillip Graham

Phillip Graham, 22, of Wilhelmina, Mo., died Thursday, March 27, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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

Lura Mills

Lura Lee Cook Mills, 81, of Bernie, Mo., died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born May 26, 1921, in Bernie, daughter of the late Jess Lee and Annie Neeley Cook, she was a school teacher and founder of the Three Rivers Community College Library. She was also a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church in Campbell, Mo.

On Aug. 18, 1955, in Broseley, Mo., she married Wendell Warrren Mills, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2002.

Survivors include one son, Glenn Mills, of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Harriet Cook, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two grandchildren, Barry and Amanda Mills and four great-grandchildren, Bradley, Mackenzie, Preston and Brodie Mills.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, March 28, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel with Dawsey Brown officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bethany Cemetery in Campbell.

Helen Valentine

Helen Valentine, 82, of Kennett, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the St. John AME Church in Kennett.

Funeral servicecs will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the St. John AME Church with the Rev. Juliet Hemphill officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.