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Area Deaths

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Clifford Cossey

Clifford Cossey, 61, of Jackson, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Nov. 26, 1941, in Peach Orchard, Mo., he was the son of the late Marcus Obie and Lillian Godfrey Cossey.

Survivors include two daughters, Paula Schwerzler and husband, John, of St. Charles, Mo. and Amy Welch and husband, Loko, of Oak Ridge, Mo.; one step-son, Don Cartwright, of Georgetown, S.C.; three brothers, Roy Cossey and wife, Ann, of Gideon, Mo., Hershel Cossey, of Boydsville, Ark. and Deloy Cossey, of Tacoma, Wash. and four grandchildren, Christine Schwerzler, Tyler and Alex St. John and Nathaniel Cartwright.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Garner, Lloyd and James Cossey.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Zack Strong officiating.

Burial ws in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

Pallbearers were John Schwerzler, Richard Smith, Don Scheaffer, Rick Blankenship, Holly Dollins and Tommy Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were Tyler St. John and Nathaniel Cartwright. Bill Cowgill

Carl Avery "Bill" Cowgill, 80, of Kennett, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Oct. 14, 1922, in Rector, Ark., son of the late Leroy and Celesty Violena Nelson Cowgill, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII, a carpenter and of the Missionary Baptist faith.

On Sept. 5, 1944, he married Mildred Florence Hardy, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three sons, Bobby, Jerry and John Cowgill, all of Kennett; two daughters, Jenellie F. Yarber, of Jonesboro and Elaine J. Cowgill, of Kennett; one brother, Gerald Cowgill, of Kennett; 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Carl Wilbert and Billy Cowgill; two daughters, Sue Ann Cowgill and Evelyn D. Wilkerson; three brothers, Doyne, Arel and George Lee Cowgill and three sisters, Oneida Haywood, Ophelia Rogers and Imogene Samuels.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Brother Zack Parr officiating.

Burial was in the Mary's Chapel Cemetery near Rector.

Floyd Drew

Floyd H. Drew, 81, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born May 5, 1921, in Rombaur, Mo., son of the late Fred and Molly Stroud Drew, he was employed by the Missouri Division of Employment Security and was the manager of the Caruthersville local office. He was a Mason, he served on the Caruthersville City Council and was a member of the First Christian Church.

On Nov. 18, 1941, in Kennett, he married Virgie B. Moore, who preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 1996. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include one son, Floyd H. Drew, Jr., of Portageville, Mo.; one daughter, Rosetta D. Wilson, of Bartlesville, Okla.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Steve McFadden officiating.

Burial was in the Mapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard Wilson, Tyler Kimes, Adam and Joshua Young, Gene Tarpley, Chad Wilson, Floyd H. Drew, III and Bill Moore.

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

Richard Snow

Richard Don Snow, 87, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born June 4, 1915, in Steele, Mo., son of the late Robert Tilman and Frances Linentine Morton Snow, he was in the plumbing business and of the Baptist faith.

On Dec. 31, 1935, in Hayti, Mo., he married Karnease Dean, who preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 1969. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Alice Ruth Snow; one son, Charles Tillman Snow; one brother and four sisters.

Survivors include four sons, Allen Trout and wife, Peggy, of Garland, Texas, Richard Don Snow and wife, Sandra, of Gallatin, Tenn., Billy Ray Snow and wife, Sharon, of French Village, Mo. and Gary Wayne Snow and wife, Susan, of Blue Springs, Mo.; one daughter, Pamela Sue Gurley and husband, Jerry, of Caruthersville; 12 grandchildren, Vicki Schrimsher, Mark Trout, Richard Edward, Paul Richard and Billy Gene Snow, Lisa Carter, Monique "Nicki" Meadows, Meredith, Jena, Kaitlin and Shelby Charles and Raymond Mytchell Stateler and fifteen great-grandchildren, Mitchell Keen, Kelly and Jessica Smith, Brandon, Heather and Billy Snow, Michael and Ryan Griggs, Misty Meadows, Jonathan, Harold and William Stateler, Lane Quillen and Erika and Bradley Murphy.

Funeral srvices were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating.

Burial was in the Pemiscot Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Earl N. Curtis, Danny and Ray Gurley, Richard Van Vickle, Benjamin Hilburn and Billy Castelli.

Honorary pallbearer was Billy G. Snow, Jr. Leonard Waynick

Leonard Garland Waynick, 68, of Frisbee, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at his residence.

Born Aug. 12, 1934, in Kennett, son of the late James Garland and Francis Dollie Dollens Waynick, he was a U.S. Army and Navy veteran, a laborer and of the Baptist faith.

On June 1, 1981, in Kennett, he married Martha Blanton, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three brothers, Hoyt Waynick, of Doniphan, Mo., Richard Waynick, of Kempner, Texas and James Waynick, of, Kennett and two sisters, Wanda Gill, of Holcomb, Mo. and Beth Jordan, of Doniphan.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hattie Sweetland and Shirley Watson.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the McCollum Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Lonny Mittag officiating.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.