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Area Deaths

Sunday, January 26, 2003

Peggy Abmeyer

Peggy S. Abmeyer, 76, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Nov. 24, 1926, in Kennett, she was a daughter of Roy E. and Maddie Irene Easley Tharp.

On Aug. 29, 1942, in Kennett, she married Orville Abmeyer who survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Gail Sue Payne of St. Francis, Ark., a daughter-in-law, Donna Abmeyer of Kennett; three sisters, Wanda Miller of Kennett, Gennie Lyle of Winter Haven, Fla. and Judy Maddox of Wappapello, Mo.; six grandchildren, Ronald O. Abmeyer, Jr., Letraonna Kaye Gentry, Lesia Angeliquie Willett, Kimberly Gail Sue Polen, Laticia Machelle Mueller and Ristel D. Payne, II; 13 great-grandchildren, J.J. Ashley, and Hannah Willett, Tyler, Travis and Tanner Gentry, Trey and Lara Lea Abmeyer, Kelsey and Kaycie Polen, Zachary and Makeala Mueller and Ristel Payne, III,

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Brian Johnson officiating.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were Richard Ross, Charles "Tommy" Crawford, Jim Blankenship, Mike Shannon, Jim Dale Crum, Charles "Chuck" Willett, Chase Willett and Brian Smith.

Pearl Barnett

Pearl Barnett of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Arbyrd, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at a nursing home in Nashville.

Visitation is 9 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Arbryd.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Juanita Berry

Juanita Berry, 72, of Gideon, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Gideon.

Adell Dempsey

Adell Divine Dempsey, 87, of Malden, Mo., formerly of Risco, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at the Malden Nursing Center in Malden.

Born Nov. 10, 1915, in McArthur, Ark., a daughter of the late Elmer L. Sr. and Tammie Biggs Bond, she was affiliated with the First Baptist Church.

She married Carlyle Dempsey who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Ira, Buck, Gilbert and Marvin Bond and one sister, Marie Brown.

Survivors include two daughter, Carlean Bullard, of Malden and Carladell Phillips of Portageville, Mo., a sister-in-law, Inez Bond; two grandsons, Chris and Terry Minderman, both of Malden; a granddaughter, Regina Bullard of Malden; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas Minderman, Dana Minderman and Brandon Cash of St. Louis and Lance Wesley Minderman of Malden, one great-grandchild.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Perry Clark officiating . Burial will be in Park Cemetery at Malden.

Joseph Hill

Jospeh Lewis "Joe" Hill, 22, of Blytheville, Ark., formerly of Hayti, Mo., died Jan. 19, 2003, at Little Rock, Ark.

Born Nov. 19, 1980, at Hayti, a son of Tommie Joe "Tom" Hill of Blytheville and Wanda Joe Johnson Kinkade of Memphis, Tenn. He attended schools in Hayti and Blytheville and was assistant manager of the End Zone Grill in Blytheville.

Survivors include his father, mother and step-father, John Kinkade; one brother, Jason Hill of Columbia, Mo.; four sisters, Heather Garner of Hayti, Ashley Hollingshead, Tiffany and Megan Hill, all of Blytheville; a step-sister, Brandi Kinkade Gentile of Memphis; a step-brother, Joshua Kinkade of Memphis; grandfather, Bill Johnson of Hernando, Fla., grandmother and step-grandfather, Louise Johnson and Raymond Davis of Portageville.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. James Robert Welch officiating.

Burial was in Pemiscot Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers will be Randy Copeland, Jeremy Hood, Joe Jackson, John Lewis, Rodney Neville and Mantaegna D'mitri.

Robert Hooker

Robert L. Hooker, 56, of Farmington, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at Parkland Health Care in Farmington.

Arrangements are incomplete with McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.

Joyce McLain

Joyce McLain, 68, of Senath, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at her residence.

Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 27, at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Senath.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at First Baptist Church in Senath with the Rev. Derek Combs officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pauline Presson

Pauline Presson, 93, of St. Louis, formerly of Kennett, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at National Health Care in St. Louis.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 26, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.