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Area Deaths

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Katie Earnhart

Katie L. Earnhart, 92, 0f Caruthersville, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at the Pemisoct Nursing Home in Hayti, Mo.

Born March 3, 1910, in Lake County, Tenn., daughter of the late William Burr and Minnie Jane Shelton Woody, she was a seamstress, a former member of the Caruthrsville Woman's Club and a very active member of the First Baptist Church.

On Aug. 10, 1929, in Blytheville, Ark., she married Noel E. "Pete" Earnhart, who preceded her in death on April 29, 1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Fran Smith, of Florissant, Mo.; three grandchildren, Laura Smith, of Frontenac, Mo., Linda Thompson, of Chesterfield, Mo. and Leslie Alberts, of Tremont, Ill. and four great-grandchildren, Kyle, Justin, Macy and Michael.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. James Adams officiating. Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Olin Parks, Earl Bullington, Lonnie Cagle, Wayne Brantley and Charlie Jones.

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

Charlie Smith

Charles "Charlie" Smith, Sr., 79, of Hayti, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Dec. 4, 1923, in Memphis, Tenn., son of the late Charlie and Beatrice Smith, he owned his own upholstery business in Hayti.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae Smith, of Hayti; two daughters, Beverly Smith and Angela Ruff, both of Hayti; two sons, Charles Smith, Jr., of Caruthersville, Mo. and Perry Smith, of Kennett; two brothers, Blair Smith, of Hayti and Melvin Webb, of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Zellaner McCullough, of Blytheville, Ark.; eight other children in Los Angele, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Smith, one brother, Jessie "Babe" Smith and one sister, Della Mae Smith. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Hayti with Elder Karl Humes officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were Antjuan Ruff, Jeffery Richmond, T.J. Shallie, Clifford Peel, Toy Cagle and Robert Baker.

Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Stokes, Billy Ray Hines, Melvin Webb, Robert Burton and Neto George.

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