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Area Deaths

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Johnny Dowdy

Johnny Richard Dowdy, 54, of Senath, Mo., died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at the Senath Nursing Center.

Born Jan. 17, 1949, in Octa, Mo., he was the son of the late William Edgar and Chloia Easter Scroggin Dowdy.

Survivors include two brothers, Dennis Dowdy, of Highspring, Fla. and Terry Dowdy, of Felda, Fla.; six sisters, Frances B. Morgan, of Clarksville, Tenn., Ara Lee Morgan, Linda J. Smith and Brenda S. Lane, all of Senath, Pat Sasso, of Ocala, Fla. and Betty S. Parker, of Midway, W.V. and one aunt, Jewell Stover, of Morrilton, Ark.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Noel Bud Dowdy and one sister, Sonja Burcham.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, at the McDaniel Fuenral Home Chapel in Senath with the Revs. James Winkle and Denver Glenn officiating.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lester Jean Smith, Don Burcham, Sean Winkle, Chuck Henson, Steve Winters, Oney Pruett and Darrell Morgan.

Donald Hughes

Donald Hughes, 74, of Campbell, Mo., died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Oct. 14, 1928, in Piggott, Ark., son of the late Martin and Hettie Allman Hughes, he was in the salvage business and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Campbell.

On Nov. 6, 1949, in Paragould, Ark., he married Marietta Daffron, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three daughters, Dr. Donetta Ginn and husband, Terry, of Memphis, Tenn., Diana Graham and husband, Bob and Mary Frances Branham and husband, Adam, all of Nashville, Tenn.; one son, Martin Hughes and wife, Kathy, of Nashville; two brothers, Willard Hughes, of Piggott and Delbert Hughes, of St. Francis, Ark.; three sisters, Lenora Dalton and June Rodney, both of Michigan and Elaine Mobley, of Piggott; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 11, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Campbell with Bros. Tony Wood, James Epps, Mike Redman, Terry Ginn and Rick Pearson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Gravel Hill Cemetery in St. Francis.

Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church or St. Judes in Memphis.

Faye Maddox

Faye Bledsoe Maddox, 69, of Campbell, Mo., died Friday, March 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born June 29, 1933, in Bernie, Mo., daughter of the late William and Ruby Pierce Bledsoe, she was a home health care worker and of the Baptist faith.

On July 15, 1950, she married John Junior Maddox, who preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded in death by one son, Glendle John Maddox and three grandsons.

Survivors include three daughters, Sevedia Siebert, of Boydsville, Ark., Pam Bader, of Glennonville, Mo. and Pat Heskett, of Campbell; one son, Roger Maddox, of Campbell; one sister, Imogene Kleffer, of Essex, Mo.; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell with Allen Massey officiating.

Burial was in the St. Teresa Cemetery at Glennonville.

Slim Malone

Slim Malone, 91, of Kennett, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born Sept. 11, 1911, in Starkville, Miss., son of the late Edward L. and Stella Maude Malone, he was a veteran, an automobile dealer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett.

In July, 1938, he married Capitola Cary, who preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 1997. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Malone and three sisters, Ruth Kinchen, Lois Vandiver and Mildred Echavary.

Survivors include one son, Terry Malone and wife, Melissa, of Kennett; one daughter, Patricia McGriff and husband, Larry, of Birmingham, Ala.; two grandchildren, Stephen McGriff and Sherri Hodges, of Birmingham and one great-grandchild, Blake McGriff.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today, March 11, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Ed Jansson officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Phil Gurley, Paul Digges, Sr., Gary Wilcoxson, Tony Gatewood, David Smith and Gerald Tackeberry.

Honorary pallbearers were the Dunklin County Sheriff's Dept. and Sunday school class members.

Sarah McCarthy

Sarah Ann McCarthy, 34, of Risco, Mo., died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Malden, Mo.

Born July 2, 1968, in Galveston, Texas, she was the daughter of James Cordell and Elizabeth Mae Siemons Morgan, both of Malden. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Malden and a student at the Bootheel Education Center in Malden.

On May 31, 1987, in Bernie, Mo., she married Clarence Lynn McCarthy, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Tony and Jason McCarthy, of Risco; four sisters, Laura Biano, of Baytown, Texas, Jeanette Morgan, of Hitchcock, Texas, Glynda Woffard, of Santa Fe, Calif. and Augusta Allen, of Malden and two brothers, James Morgan, Jr., of Caruthersville, Mo. and Chester Morgan, of Malden.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 11, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. March 12, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Bowlby officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden.

Minnie Pitts

Minnie Pitts, 92, of Campbell, Mo., died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell.

Born March 3, 1911, in Gibson, Mo., daughter of the late James and Birdie Mae Mackey Modlin, she was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church in Campbell.

On Jan. 3, 1935, in Piggott, Ark., she married Cecil Pitts, who preceded her in death on May 6, 1993. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jess Modlin and Tom Shaffer and one sister, Sarah Williams.

Survivors include a special nephew, Charles Pitts and wife, Kathy, of Campbell; two sisters, Maudie Smith, of Campbell and Eathel Hutchinson, of Flint, Mich. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Karen Blank-Ewell officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Campbell.

Virgil Sanders

Virgil Sanders, 91, of Kennett, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Feb. 8, 1912, in White Oak, Mo., he was the son of the late William Charles and Clara Brown Sanders.

On Oct. 24, 1931, he married Jeweldean Dolden, who preceded him in death on March 13, 1999. He was also prceded in death by one brother, Obal Sanders.

Survivors include five sons, Meyer Nolan and Virgil Lewis Sanders, both of Mobile, Ala., Edmond Dwight Sanders, of Austin, Texas, James Lesley Sanders, of Edmind, Okla. and Thomas Daniel Sanders, of Farmington, Mo.; five daughters, Marjorie Irene Kuhn, of Gasconade, Mo., Jerris Gail Wasson, of Bourbon, Mo., Genotra Ann Cox, of Harrisburg, Ark., Elvonda Carol LaBoube, of Kennett and Bonnie Mae Townsley, of Princeton, Ill.; 27 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tueday, March 11, at the First United Pentecosatl Church in Kennett with the Revs. Meyer Sanders, Carroll McGruder and Zack Parr officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Keith, Daniel and Lewis Sanders, Donald Kuhn, David Wasson, Jared Moyer and Greg Townsley.

Dean Thompson

Martin Dean Thompson, 64, of Holcomb, Mo., died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at his residence.

Born March 11, 1938, in Manila, Ark., son of the late Jessie James and Gladys Christine Holsclaw Thompson, he was a driver and a member and deacon of New Hope General Baptist Church. He was a sponsor of Glory Train Ministries in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

On July 12, 1975, in Fulton, Mo., he married Phyllis D. Metzler, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include five daughters, Diane Campbell, of Holcomb, Vickie Martinez and Susan Montoya, both of Wichita, Kan. and Doris Terry and Janet Fouard, both of Hutchinson, Kan.; five brothers, Ken Thompson, of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Tony Thompson, of Hutchinson and Barney, Douglas and Timothy Thompson, all of Fulton; four sisters, Patricia Colant, of Lamont, Ill., Bernita Forman, of Lambert, Ill. and Jannita McCormick and Leah Thompson, both of Fulton; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceeded in death by one brother, James Thompson and one sister, Merita Pablos.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 11, at the New Hope General Baptist Church near Holcomb.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the New Hope General Baptist Church with the Rev. Bronk Simpson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.

C.A. Vivrett

C.A. "Clem" Vivrett, 82, of Eureka, Mo., formerly of Hayti, Mo., died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Creve Coeur, Mo.

Born Sept. 20, 1920, in Wardell, Mo., son of the late Lawrence Cecil and Sarah Frances Pullam Vivrett, he was an antique and fruniture dealer and a member of the Central Baptist Church in Eureka. He was a member of the Hayti School Board, a past board member of the Pemiscot County Special School District, a member of the Hayti Rotary Club and a 32nd Degree Mason.

On July 23, 1940, in Caruthersville, Mo., he married Pauline Esther Hampton, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Frances E. Kneibert, of Farmington, Mo. and Patricia J. Corley, of Eureka; one son, Jerry D. Vivrett, of Farmington, Mo.; six grandchildren, Kelly Vivrett Amsden, Cathy Corley O'Connor, Michael and Tim Corley and Lee and Mark Kneibert and nine great-grandchildren, Jesse Amsden, Erin, Morgan, Anna, Emma and Rett Corley, Kailynn Kneibert and Heather and Thomas O'Connor.

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Jerry Cowin officiating.

Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Lee and Mark Kneibert, Michael and Tim Corley, Tom O'Connor and Tom Burkett.