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Area Deaths

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Larry Bodkin

Larry Bodkin, 61, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

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

Alfred Breedon

Alfred Breedon, 65, of Kennett, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born May 1, 1937, in Kennett, he was the son of Lola Marie Walls Breedon, of Kennett and the late George Alfred Breedon.

Survivors also include one son, Jeffrey Wayne Breedon and wife, Barbara, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two daughters, Kim Hollis and husband, Ron, of St. Louis, Mo. and Stacey Breedon, of Cape Girardeau; one brother, Jim Breedon, of Holcomb, Mo.; one sister, Nina Rhew, of Kennett and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Brian Johnson officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Brian Holt, Paul, Mike, Scott and Steven Brown and Jackie Callis.

Honorary pallbearers were Pres Churchwell, C.M. Smith and Wimp Mount.

Robert Green, Sr.

Robert W. Green, 81, of Laguna Woods, Calif., died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at his residence.

Born May 14, 1921, in Kennett son of the late Charles A. and Quida E. Green, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII and received several medals and a battlefield commission as a lieutenant. He received his Free and Accepted Mason of California Award in recogniton for 50 years as a Mason and rose to the degree of Master Mason. He was retired from Farmers Mercantile Co. in Salinas and was a member of the Laguna Hills Rod and Gun Club.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Green, of the home; three children, Robert Green, Jr., of Dana Point, Thomas Green, of Clovis and Terri Rousseau, of Huntington Beach; one sister, Betty Pelts, of Kennett; two brothers, Charles Green, of Kennett and Bill Green, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Patsty E. head.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Club House III in Laguna Woods, Calif.

The family suggest that donations be made to VNA Hospice, 2500 Red Hill Avenue, Suite 3105, Santa Ana, Calif. 92705.

Nora Hovis

Nora Louella Hovis, 98, of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Corning, Ark., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at her residence.

Born Sept. 28, 1904, in Byrds Town, Tenn., daughter of the late Porter and Lucy Spears Sells, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

On Oct. 24, 1922, in Success, Ark., she married Eli Hovis, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mildred Weaver; three sisters, Nova Reese, Carrie Silverberg and Pearl Trout and three brothers, Wesley, Roy and Hurley Sells.

Survivors include three sons, Jess Hovis, of Kennett, Bill Hovis, of Houston, Texas and Robert Hovis, of Paragould; one daughter, Virginia Merle West, of Paragould; one sister, Truley Skaggs, of Winston, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Ermert Funeral Home in Corning.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Baldwin officiating.

Burial will follow at the Corning Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Steve, Michael and Jim Hovis, Steve and Dale May and Edgar Parrish.

Honorary pallbearers are Dick and Stan Hovis.

Arnold Matthews

Arnold Franklin Matthews, 79, of Malden, Mo., died tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at his residence.

Born July 14, 1923, in Enola, Ark., son of the late William Franklin and Lela Cardin Matthews, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WWIII, a farmer/landgrader and a member of the Church of Christ in Malden.

On Oct. 8, 1943, he married Carrie Louella Flowers, who sruvives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, John Matthews and wife, Linda, of Malden; one daughter, Patty Frazier and husband, Stan; one sister, Flora Flowers, of Modesto, Calif.; four grandchildren, Arnold Clark Matthews, of Bartlett, Tenn., Cathy Sisk, of Lemoorre, Calif., Matthew Frazier, of Creve Coeur, Mo. and Mark Frazier, of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and three great-grandchildren, Layton Lovell and Aiden Sisk, both of Lemoore and Ezra Matthews, of Bartlett.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy A. Matthews; one brother, Will Matthews and six sisters, Gladys Griffin, Grace Palmer, Eva Bowie, Fannie Newkirk, Cora Adams and Ava Nell Weaver.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Church of Christ in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Church of Christ with David McElwain officiating.

Burial with military rites will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden is in charge of arrangements.

Pearly Prince

Pearly Marie Prince, 90, of Jackson, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born July 21, 1912, in East Burnstadt, Ky., she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Margret Copland McNew.

On July 4, 1932, in Kennett, she married Le Roy Prince, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1965. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Harry, Walter, Roy and Georgie McNew and two sisters, Alla Mae Liticker and Gracie McNew.

Survivors include three sons, Johnny Franklin Prince, of Jackson, Jerry Don Prince, of Mobile, Ala. and Bobby Gene Prince, of Crystal City, Mo.; three daughters, Ethel LaVon Jackson, of Kennett, Barbara Chambliss, of Jackson and Eva Foster, of Joliet, Ill.; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles James officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were Mike and Earl Foster, Bobby and Clint Prince, Laddie Hostalek and Ray North.

Maggie Wylie

Maggie Wylie, 93, of Bagg City, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born Aug. 10, 1909, in Ardmore, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Bertha Wise Loveless.

On Jan. 1, 1933, she married J.M. "Coy" Wylie, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Glenda Wylie, of Spring, Texas; a son-in-law, Tony Pippen, of Ada, Okla; one granddaughter, Tanya Stevens, of Bentonville, Ark. and one great-grandchild, Nickie Stevens, of Bentonville.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Pippen; one brother, Renzo Loveless and two sisters, Floyd Loveless and Earline McGough.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with James Powell officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were Tommy Sisson, Jimmie and Larry Strother, Bill Blankenship, Jeff Wade and Joey Clark.