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Area Deaths

Thursday, March 6, 2003

Annie Clayton

Annie Murl Clayton, 66, of Malden, Mo., died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.

Born Dec. 23, 1936, in Morrilton, Ark., daughter of the late Spurley and Delia Greenlaw Payne, she was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Malden.

On Aug. 31, 1970, she married Eugene Clayton, who preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1979. She was also preceded in death by one son, Leroy Payne; one grandson, Jeremy Payne and 10 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include four daughters, Florence Roebuck and Patricia Payne, both of Champaign, Ill., Rebecca Austin, of Lawrenceville, Ga. and Diane Robinson, of Malden; one son, Ralph Payne, of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Effie Walker and Betty Jewel Payne, both of Malden and Teresa Johnson, of Champaign; two brothers, Charles C. Payne, of Malden and Willie Lee Payne, of St. Louis, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Malden with the Rev. L.L. Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at the Simmons Cemetery in Catron, Mo.

Ann Dunavant

Ann Frances Barnett Dunavant, 82, of Caruthersville, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at a hospice facility in Las Vegas, Nev.

Born Sept. 7, 1920, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Herman Earl and Ann Ada Mansfield Barnett, she worked at the Pemiscot County Courthouse and the J.C. Penney Co. She was a 4H leader and a member of the First Baptist Church in Caruthersville.

On Dec. 2, 1938, she married John William Dunavant, who preceded her in death on March 7, 1992. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Barnett Newsom and June Barnett Howard.

Survivors include her children, Jo Ann Manz and husband, Charles, of Caruthersville, Nancy Carol Grigory and husband, Ed, of Henderson, Nev. and Rev. John Earl Dunavant and wife, Barbara, of Holland, Mo.; three granddaughters, Lisa Carol Carr, of Fresno. Calif., Malisa Ann Luna, of Caruthersville and Joy Bell Evans, of Dyersburg, Tenn.; three grandsons, Charles C. Manz, Jr., of Caruthersville, John Jacob Manz, of Alamo, Texas and Wyatt Scott Grigory, of McDonough, Ga.; two sisters, Peggy Petty, of Memphis, Tenn. and LaVerne Maners, of Paragould, Ark.; two brothers, Clay Edward Barnett and wife, Mae and Lester Albert Barnett and wife, Mary, all of Rutherfordton, N.C. and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the First Baptist Church in Caruthersville with Dr. James Adams officiating. Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Rocky and Rick Dunavant, Matt Luna, John Manz, Kevin Evans and Charles C. Manz, Jr.

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

Cathern Earnheart

Cathern Ballard Earnheart, 79, of Brighton, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at her residence.

Born Sept. 22, 1923, in Parma, Mo., daughter of the late John William and Lydia Grace Hughes Seets, she was a member of the First Asembly of God Church in Malden, Mo.

On July 4, 1942, she married Edgar Lee Ballard, who preceded her in death on March 30, 1976. She later married Alvis Earnheart, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Ballard.

Survivors include four daughters, Ella Walton, of Malden, Glenda Foster, of Brighton, Ann Allen, of Catron, Mo. and Kathy Neal, of Luling, La.; one son, William Ballard, of Parkin, Ark.; two sisters, Pearl Brown and Georgia Higgins; one brother, Franklin Seets; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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

Funral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Shoup officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden.

Altie Emory

Altie Mae Emory, 89, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Pemiscot County, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Town & Country Health Care Center in St. Louis.

Born May 4, 1913, in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Virginia Bell Chastain.

On Oct. 16, 1943, in Portageville, Mo., she married Gordon Emory, who preceded her in death on March 17, 1987. She was also preceded in death by one son, William Ray Emory.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Emory and wife, Kay and Don Emory and wife, Lisa, all of St. Louis; three sisters, Maudie Chastain, Inez Williams and Hattie Gwaltney, all of St. Louis; five grandchildren, Donald, Michael, Jonathan, Jennifer and Gina Emory, all of St. Louis and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. March 4, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti, Mo. with Dr. Mike Melton officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were Arnold, David W., James, Ken and Larry Chastain and Jerry Prater.

Joan Fortner

Joan Godsey Fortner, 80, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Clarkton, Mo., died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at her residence.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, March 6, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Phillips officiating.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.

Captola Lambert

Captola Lambert, 77, of Cardwell, Mo., died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, March 6, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Arbyrd, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, at the Forrest Grove Baptist Church in Cardwell with the Rev. Kenneth Hargraves officiating.

Burial will follow at the Cardwell Cemetery.

John Malinak, Sr.

John S. Malinak, Sr., 76, of Macomb, Ill., died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at his residence.

Born Sept. 27, 1926, in Gelnica, Czechoslovakia, son of the late Robert and Anna Lelak Malinak, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII. He worked as an engineer for Rural Line Engineers in St. Louis.

On Nov. 11, 1949, in Hayti, Mo., he married Wilma Euell, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, John Malinak and wife, Lisa, of Macomb; one daughter, Deborah VanBeck and husband, Garrett, of Plymouth, Ill.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti with the Rev. Willard Stevens officiating.

Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospice Program, 527 E. Grant, Macomb, ill. 61455.

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

Faye Smith

Gladys Faye Smith, 63, of Clarkton, Mo., died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Nov. 15, 1939, in Wardell, Mo., daughter of the late Melton and Mary Pauline Lincoln Wilson, she was of the Mormon faith.

Survivors include four daughters, Debbra Carroll, of Scott, La., Sheila Pursifull, of Humble, Texas, Justina Rose, of Damon, Texas and Aurora Rangel, of Katy, Texas; two sons, Timoteo Yracheta, of Alvin, Texas and Cheil Cardenas, of Charleston, Mo.; four sisters, Frances Jones, of Clarkton, Polly Ramsey, of Ellington, Mo., Wanda Price, of Gideon, Mo. and Linda Williams, of Cardwell, Mo.; five brothers; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral srvices were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 6, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Gideon, Mo. with Elders Carl Warren and Ron Stocker officiating.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.