[Nameplate] Fair ~ 75°F  
High: 82°F ~ Low: 64°F
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Area Deaths

Friday, February 21, 2003

Aaron Brannon, Sr.

Aaron Ray Brannon, Sr., 91, of Malden, Mo. died Thursday, Feb. 20, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.

Born Feb. 19, 1912, in Point Pleasant, Mo., he was the son of the late Henry and Alice Trout Bannon and was a farmer.

On Oct. 1, 1932 in Portageville, Mo. he married Ruby Mae Fox, who preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 1999. He was also preceded in death by one infant son; two sisters, Gertrude McAdoo and Truma Fox and one grandson, Monty Wagner.

He was survived by four sons, Charles Wayne Brannon, of Navaree, Fla., Aaron Brannon, Jr. and Stanley Brannon, both of Parma, Mo. and Gordon Brannon of Broken Arrow, Okla.; five daughters, Joy Elaine Austin of Bloomfield, Mo., Dowanda Murphy of Dexter, Erma Mayo of Blytheville, Ark., Brenda Butler of Greenville, Miss. and Sharon Wagner of Parma; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Visistation will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Bradshaw Chapel in Malden, with Dan Hargrave officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Marie Horton

Marie Horton, 82, of Stillman Valley, Mich., formerly of Rector, Ark., died Tuesday, Feb. 18 at her residence.

Visitation services will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at McDaniel Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Fannie Noah

Fannie Nell "Bittie" Noah, 84, of Kennett, died Thursday, Feb. 20, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Visitation services will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Emerson Street Church of God in Kennett, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ben Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Hallie Odom

Hallie Mae Odom, 93, of Hayti, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Pemiscot Nursing Home in Hayti.

Born Monday, Feb. 14, 1910 in Hathaway, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Dora Smith Turner. She worked as waitress and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hayti.

On Sept. 6, 1924 in Mississippi County, Ark., she married Homer Lee Odom, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Carl Odom, two daughters, Glenda Louise Odom and Lavinia Douglas McGill.

She is survived by three sons, Homer Alexander Odom, of Jackson, Tenn., Jerry Wayne Odom, of Bonne Terra, Mo., Charles Donald Odom, of Kennett; three daughters, Dorothy Mae McClain, of Covington, Tenn., Marilyn Blanche Oliver, of Lexington, Ky. and Juanita Joyce Tanner of Wardell, Mo; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 21, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Hayti.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Hayti First Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Melton and Griff Walker officiating.

Burial will be in the Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville, Mo.

Fred Osmer

Fred Osmer, 80, of Clarkton, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 18, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Nov. 19, 1922, in Armorel, Ark., he was the son of the late Willie and Girley Downing Osmer.

On April 26, 1958, in Hernando, Miss. he married Peggy Harris, who survives of the home.

Other survivers include one son, Tim Osmer and his wife, Gina, of Kennett; one daughter, Karen Payne and her husband, Jerry, of Northville, Mich.; one brother, Bob Osmer of Imperial, Mo.; three sisters, Meryl Whitaker of Campbell, Mo., Shirley Jacques of Ogden, Iowa and Helen Crain of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Friday, Feb. 21, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were Matthew Poole, Terry Don Weaver, Daniel Vancil, Rick Ward, Dwight and Keith Emmons and John (Chico) Alsup. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Masterson, Joe Lewellyng, Jackie Burden, Darrell Wheeler, George Shearer, Donald Weaver and Glen Harris.

Bernice Rowland

Bernice Rowland, 76, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born Oct. 26, 1926, in Pascola, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Claude and Bertha Creech Hampton. She was a member of Abiding Peace Chapel Church.

On Feb. 7, 1945, in Blytheville, Ark., she married James O. Rowland, who preceded her in death on March 3, 2002.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Lee Hampton, and three sisters, Geraldine "Gerry" Joyner, Helen Hampton and Ruth Imogene Hampton.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Birmingham, and her husband, Ron, of Hayti, Mo. and Myra Baker and her husband, Randy, of Kennett; two brothers, Larry Hampton and his wife, Carolyn, of Hayti and Willie Hampton of French Village, Mo; four grandchildren, Nathan Baker, Mileah Baker, Keith Birmingham and Sherry Palmer and one great-grandchild, Madison Palmer.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 21, at Abiding Peace Temple Church in Kennett with the Revs. Dennis Collins and Don Slatton officiation.

Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were Nathan Baker, Keith Birmingham, Larry Palmer and Hubert and Eric Snipes.