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Area Deaths

Friday, January 24, 2003

Adell Dempsey

Adell Dempsey, 87, of Malden, Mo., formerly of Risco, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at the Malden Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.

Verlon Green

Verlon Green, 84, of Steele, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Denton, Mo.

Born Feb. 15, 1918, in Denton, son of the late Thomas Newton and Lillie Murray Green, he was a farmer and a member of the First Church of God in Kennett.

On Jan. 5, 1939, in Blytheville, Ark., he married Christine McCord, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Green, Sr., and wife, Cecilia, of Steele; one daughter, Patricia Ricketts and husband, Bill, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Angela Carson, of Soddy-Daisy and Dr. Leigh Ann Ricketts, of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandsons, Jerry Wayne Green, Jr., of Wichita, Kan. and Joseph Lee and Jonathan Dewayne Green, both of Steele and two great-grandchildren, Brittany Frank and Karah Carson, both of Soddy-Daisy.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home in Steele.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Keith De Fries and Glyn Davis officiating.

Burial will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele.

Theorthis Lee

Theorthis Lee, 72, of Malden, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at his residence.

Born Oct. 25, 1930, in Malden, son of the late Ben and Ida Mae Burnett Lee, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea.

In 1954, in Parma, Mo., he married Classie Dukes, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Theorthis Lee, Jr., of Malden and Marvin DeWayne Lee, of Sierra, Ariz.; nine daughters, Marilyn Allen, of Elkhart, Ind., Deborah Hill, of Essex, Mo. and Mamie Brown, Vera Nix, Ida Mae Jones, Anita Hill, Margaret, Thurmanda and Arlene Lee, all of Malden; one sister, Mae McCoy, of Malden; one step-sister, Debra Green, of Chicago, Ill.; 30 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson and one brother.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Perkins officiating.

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

Willie Schanda

Rev. Willie Schanda, 89, of Forsyth, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Skaggs Community Health Center in Branson, Mo.

Born Sept. 20, 1913, in Cascade, Mo., son of the late Anton and Annie Lorenz Schanda, he pastored General Baptist Churches in Northeast Arkansas, Southeast Missouri and St. James General Baptist Church in Kirbyville, Mo. He also served as interim minister at New Vision General Baptist church in Taneyville, Mo. and also at Branson General Baptist Church, where he was named Pastor Emeritus.

In Nov. 1938, he married Mattie Smothers, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Schanda, of Forsyth; five sons, Rev. Royce Schanda and wife, Joanne, of Paragould, Ark., Dr. Ed Schanda and wife, Bonnie, of Forsyth, Rev. Hammons Schanda and wife, Nancy, of Kennett, Eugene Schanda and wife, Mary Fran, of St. Peters, Mo. and Ken Schanda and wife, Roann, of Bolivar, Mo.; one daughter, June Brown and husband, Jerry, of Malden, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, August and Albert.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 24, at the Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel in Forsyth.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the White River Association Building.

Burial will follow at the Ozarks Memorial Park in Branson.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons International Forsyth Camp, the Forsyth Boys and Girls Club or the Dr. Mury King Long Scholarship Fund.

Billie Vierling

Billie Jo Vierling, 37, of Malden, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at the Ridgeview Nursing Center in Malden.

Born Sept. 4, 1965, in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Louis Leroy and Mary Lorine Tanner Nelson.

Survivors include one daughter, Stacie Marie Harris, of Malden and six sisters, Loretta Elder, Brenda Brown, Linda Carson, Sharon Nunn and Bobbie Jo Duck, all of Malden and Jackie Schafermeyer, of DeSoto, Mo.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Nelson and one sister, Carolyn Brown.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 24, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richie Parker officiating.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo.