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Area deaths

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Fredia Blevins

Fredia Irene Lasater Blevins, 95, of Little Rock, Ark., died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Little Rock.

Born Feb. 6, 1908, in Beaver Creek Township, Ill., daughter of the late John Mark and Sylvia Louise Miller Lasater, she was a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church in Bernie, Mo.

On Nov. 25, 1926, in Liberty Township, Mo., she married Wilbur J. Blevins, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Dorothy Duncan, Loveta Mahoney, Velva Ruth Blevins and Vera Corlew; three brothers, Leland, Clyde and Elmer Lasater and one grandson, Scott Embrey.

Survivors include one daughter, Wilda Embrey and husband, Seral, of Rio Linda, Calif.; one son, Jay W. Blevins and wife, Jeanette, of Little Rock; two sisters, Jean Lape, of Dexter, Mo. and Faye Jeno, of Malden, Mo.; six grandchildren, Mitchell and Jon Embrey, both of Sacramento, Calif., Becky Ortega, of Stockton, Calif., Michael Blevins, of Fort Smith, Ark., Bruce Blevins, of Little Rock and Joni Terry, of Maumelle, Ark.; 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Pennington officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bernie Cemetery.

Aaron Brannon

Aaron Brannon, 90, of Malden, Mo., died today, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.

Fannie Noah

Fannie Noah, 84, of Kennett, died today, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Funeral arrrangements are incomplete with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett.

Hallie Odom

Hallie Mae Odom, 93, of Wardell, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Pemiscot Healthcare Systems in Hayti, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home of Wardell. Donna Poole

Donna Poole, 60, of Kennett, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Nov. 26, 1942, in Piggott, Ark., she was the daughter of Zelbert and Pauline Johnson Sherfield.

On June 17, 1961, in Holcomb, Mo., she married Jimmie Poole, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Mike Sherfield and wife, Joanna and Steve Poole and wife, Rhonda, all of Kennett; one daughter, Sheila Folkes, of Kennett and eight grandchildren, Mikie Sherfield, Tasha Poole, Misty Folkes, Kara Blansett, Samantha and Jamie Biby, Mionica Houchins and Billy Jack Jackson.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Teresa Lynn Blansett; one brother, Sonny Sherfield and one sister, Patricia Davis.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Don Slatton and Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Glenn and Mark Cannon, Ron Smith, John Robertson and Bill Heinen.

Honorary pallbearers were Sylvester Hutson, Mikie Sherfield, Brandon and Shawn Tinnin and Brandon Davis.

Bernice Rowland

Bernice Rowland, 76, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

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

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.