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Area Deaths

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Sister Marie Coyle

Sister Charles Marie Coyle, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph of Maple Mount, Ky., died March 22, 2003, at Mount Saint Joseph Motherhouse. She was in her 74th year of religious life.

A native of New Haven, Ky., Sister Charles Marie was an educator for 60 years. She taught at St. Teresa School, Glennonville, 1932-36. She also ministered as teacher at Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Maple Mount, and as principal and teacher in the Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., and in New Mexico, where she served for 38 years. She retired to the Motherhouse in 1992.

Survivors include four half-sisters, Sister Theresa Coyle, SL, Rose Marie Coyle, and Bernadette Downs, all of Louisville, and Ethel Rita Gant of New Haven, nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin Tuesday at 4 p.m., with a wake service following at 6:30 p.m.

Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial gifts for Sister Charles Marie Coyle may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

Carl Kennedy

Carl Fletcher Kennedy, 83, of Cardwell, Mo., died Friday, March 21, 2003, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark.

Born Aug. 15, 1919, in Russell County, Va., son of the late Pleasant H. and Maude Bush Kennedy, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in China, Burma and India. He was a member of the VFW in Paragould.

On May 5, 1949, in Pascagoula, Miss., he married Vida Daily, who preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 2002. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Otis, Carry, Willie, Thomas and Clarence Kennedy and two sisters, Juanita Robinette and Virginia Massey.

Survivors include one step-son, Willie Hayes and wife, Phyllis, of Brookport, Ill.; one sister, Oakley Kennedy Holbrook, of Coeburn, Va. and a special nephew, Lonnie Robinette.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Arbyrd, Mo. with the Rev. Troy Alley officiating.

Burial was in the Cardwell Cemetery.

Naomi Malin

Naomi Ruby "Neem" Malin, 87, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid, Mo.

Born Sept. 16, 1915, in Greenway, Ark., daughter of the late Theodore Clinton "Clint" and Lillie Gertrude Adams Baker, she was a member of the Garden Club, VFW Auxiliary and an active member of the First Baptist Church. She was co-owner of the East Third Grocery in Caruthersville.

On Aug. 13, 1933, in Greenway, she married Ponder Lee Malin, who preceded her in death on May 11, 1991. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Elizabeth Curtis; one brother, Glen Baker and two half-brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Pat Ferrell, of Caruthersville; three grandchildren, Tim Ferrell, of Portageville, Mo. and Jeannie Fitzwater and Christy Ferrell, both of Caruthersville and four great-grandchildren, Lauran Marie and Lindsey Ann Ferrell, of Portageville and Emma Lauren and Olivia Caroline Fitzwater, of Caruthersville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the First Baptist Church in Caruthersville with Dr. James Adams officiating. Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Steve and Marc Malin, Bill Eaker, R.T. Lunceford, John Alford and Walter Carle.

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

Steven Edward McDonald, 47, of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters.

Born Sept. 5, 1955, in Malden, son of Margaret Ann Dean McDonald, of Malden and the late William Edward McDonald, he was a self-employed painter. He was a member of the Assembly of God in Mt. Home, Ark., a member of the Christian Youth Athletic Association and the River City Athletic Association.

On Feb. 14, 1997, in Malden, he married Debra Jean Dennis, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Steven E. McDonald, Jr., of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Conner Glen Harrop-McDonald, of St. Peters; one daughter, Tamra D. Milligan, of Jackson, Mo.; one brother, David McDonald, of Malden; two sisters, Debra Lacy, of Hartselle, Ala. and Barbara Hamlett, of Malden and three grandsons, Nicholas McDonald, of Poplar Bluff and Alec McDonald and Noah Milligan, both of Jackson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Dan Hargrave officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.

Ollie Sides

Ollie E. Sides, 89, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Kennett.

Born July 10, 1913, in Pemiscot County, daughter of the late George and Ora Hutchison Malone, she was a homemaker, an Avon representative and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hayti.

On Nov. 8, 1930, in Blytheville, Ark., she married Ora T. Sides, who preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2001. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Sides and Abigale Burton.

Survivors include one daughter, Delores Moore and husband, Paul, of Hayti; one son, Larry Sides and Wife, Linda, of Ft. Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, Gary and Cary Swan, of Hayti, Chris Sides, of Houston, Texas, Brad Dodson, of Ft. Worth and Stephanie Turner, of California; eight great-grandchildren, Chadd and Janea Swan, Garrett and Swede Dodson, Phillip and Kevin Sides and Forrest and Hunter Turner and one great-great-grandchild, Madisyn Swan.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the First Baptist Church in Hayti with Dr. Mike Melton officiating.

Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville, Mo.

Pallbearers were Michael, Leslie, Wayne, Bobby Gene and Chris Sides and Brad Dodson.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.

Alfreda Shultz

Alfreda Shultz, 81, of Jackson, Mo., formerly of Malden and Gideon, Mo., died Monday, March 24, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born May 7, 1921, in Matthews, Mo., daughter of the late James R. and Pearl Hunott Hill, she was of the Baptist faith.

On Jan. 6, 1944, in Clarkton, Mo., she married Herman Shultz, who survives.

Survivors also include two daughters, Judy Alexander, of Jackson and Paulette Broadbent, of Topeka, Kan.; one sister, Aura Harper, of Blytheville, Ark.; one brother, George Hill, of Essex, Mo.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Bradsahw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Lancaster officiating.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.

Bertha Smith

Bertha May Smith, 91, of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at her residence.

Born Aug. 5, 1911, in Piggott, Ark., she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

She married Charley Louis Smith, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Lowell Eugene and Dale Lee Smith and three brothers, Sammie Webster and Johnalee and Mitchell Ganslow.

Survivors include one daughter, Bertha Helen Mckay, of Memphis, Tenn.; one son, Dr. Charles E. Smith, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four grandchildren, Dale Mckay, of Latham, N.Y., Linda Thomas, of Pevely, Mo., David Mckay, of St. Louis, Mo. and Charles Stephen Smith, of CharlesTown, W.Va. and seven great-grandchildren, Jarred, Justin and Jessie Mckay and Erica, Nicole, Krystle and Brittni Thomas.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Mmarch 25, at the First Assembly of God Church in Malden with the Rev. Dale Shoup officiating.

Burial was in the Hagy Cemetery at Dexter, Mo.

Donations in her honor may be made to the Recreational Building Fund of the First Assembly of God Church

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.

William Stewart

William Clifton "Bill" Stewart, 71, of Paragould, Ark., died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born June 30, 1931, in Cardwell, Mo., son of the late Benjamin Edgar and Rita Dar Thula Farmer Stewart, he was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Horner Motor Company. He was a member of the First Assembly of God, past president and former member of the Lion's Club and former state of Arkansas Checker Champion.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Dement Stewart, of Paragould; two sons, Boyce Stewart, of Palacio, Mexico and John Stewart, of Paragould; one daughter, Lola Jackson, of Paragould; one brother, Grover Stewart of Cardwell, Mo.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Novis, Raymond, Landon, John Arlo and Bland Stewart and one sister, Fairy Stewart.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, March 25, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould with Mark Smith officiating.

Burial was in the Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Steve Jackson, Charles Woodson, All Barnett, Rick Mann, Danny Sanders and Ken Curtwright.

Honorary pallbearers were Jason Clark, Sam Jackson and Cameron Tate.