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Area Deaths

Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Iva Browning

Iva C. Browning, 85, of Kennett, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.

Shane Carnell

Shane Carnell, 28, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Kennett, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Kenneth Carnell and Ricky Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Karnese Crafton

Karnese Crafton, 87, of Kennett, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born July 23, 1915, in Union City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Alford and Stella Katherine Grey Downing.

On Dec. 9, 1930, in Tiptonville, Tenn., she married Thomas E. Crafton, who preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1982. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and one granddaughter, Shelly Price.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Crafton and wife, Rose, of Piggott, Ark., John Crafton and wife, Peggy, of Malakoff, Texas and Frank Crafton and wife, Debbie, of Kennett; four daughters, Pat (Ruth) Neighbors, of Kennett, Ruby Joyce, of Marshfield, Mo., Stella Lucy and husband, Leroy, of Eureka, Mo. and Joan Brown and husband, Ronnie, of Satillo, Miss.; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Kevin Murray officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

Pallbearers were Steve Wall, Chris Rodgers, Derrik Lester, Jake Crafton and Phillip, Larry and Mike Joyce.

Roosevelt Edwards

Roosevelt Edwards, 93, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

Born Jan. 13, 1909, in Clarksdale, Miss., son of the late Henry and Lula Jones Edwards, he was a farmer, janitor and a member of the North Sixth Street Church of God in Christ, where he served as a deacon.

He married Mary Lue Brown, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include eight children, Lee Eather Avant and Lue Girt Grayse, both of Detroit, Mich., Levella Smith and Callie Boutte, both of Chicago, Ill., Robert Edwards, of St. Louis, Mo., Raymond Edwards and wife, Patricia, of Hayti and Shirley Reedus and Earl Edwards, both of Kansas City, Mo. and 26 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four children and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at the North Sixth Street Church of God in Christ with Elder Nathaniel Ellis officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were Jeffrey, Daryl and Gary Edwards and Quentin, Lonnie and Garnell Smith.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.

Flossie Greene

Flossie Mae Greene, 90, of Rector, Ark., died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at Paragould, Ark.

Born Aug. 22, 1912, at Leonard, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Theoffie and Sally Guthrie.

She married Fred Greene, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Nell; five brothers, Silas, Denzil, Robert, Calvin and Luther Guthrie and four sisters, Rachel Fisk, Littie Goldsmith, Imogene Murray and Panzy Shroud.

Survivors include one son, Joel Dewayne Greene, of Apachee Junction, Ariz.; two daughters, Millie Sue Compton, of Utica, Mich,. and Gloria Faye Hicks, of Flat Rock, Ala.; two brothers, James Guthrie, of Paragould and Eugene Guthrie, of Kennett; four sisters, Rena Eagle, of Coran, Calif., Erma Shelton, of Paragould, Betty Cordell, of Kennett and Mary Curtis, of Rector, Ark.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the First General Baptist Church in Rector with Kenny Burns and James Henry Dorch officiating.

Burial was in the Mary's Chapel Cemetery at Rector.

Pallbearers were Keith Curtis, Randell Graves, Darrell, Billy and Kevin Shelton, Lonnie Cordell and Dennis and Fred Hicks.

Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector was in charge of arrangements.

Joe McGrew

Joe McGrew, 76, of Senath, Mo., died Saturday, Dec., 28, 2002, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born July 6, 1926, in Senath, son of the late Bill and Flora Newman McGrew, he was U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Senath American Legion.

On March 21, 1951, in Reno, Nev., he married Mollie Serna, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Venessa Simmons, of Kennett and Linda Brown, of Brownsville, Ore.; two brothers, Dennis McGrew, of Houston, Texas and Eddie McGrew, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one sister, Maxine Battles, of Senath; eight grandchildren, Arin McGrew, Carrie Blue, Greg Tucker, Venessa Defioe and Sheena, David, Manuel and Dan Dimas and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Manuel and Danny Dimus and David McGrew.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath, with the Rev. Brent Pierce officiating.

Pallbearers were Tim Dinkins, Ricky Batchlor, Mason Hufford, Bob Bailey, Gary Curtright and Junior Jaco.

Senath American Legion served as honorary pallbearers.

Lois Mitchell

Lois Imogene Mitchell, 77, of Sheridan, Ark., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at the Sheridan Nursing Home.

Born April 19, 1925, in Dexter, Mo., daughter of the late Elvis Reynolds and Gladys Irby Mitchell, she was a homemaker and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Sheridan.

On Nov. 1, 1941, in Clarkton, Mo., she married Melvin Eugene Mitchell, who preceded her in death on July 21, 1984. She was also preceded in death by one brother, E.J. Reynolds and one sister, Janis Fowler.

Survivors include two sons, Melvin Leon Mitchell, of Marlow, Okla. and Joseph Wayne Mitchell, of Sheridan; one daughter, Connie Elaine Mitchell Stubbs, of Sheridan; one brother, Houston Reynolds, of Elgin, Ill.; four sisters, Helen McBride and Faye Bunch, both of Dexter, Sue Dock, of Malden, Mo. and Yvonne Chance, of Overland Park, Kan.; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel in Bernie with the Rev. Walt Hollis officiating.

Burial was in the Bernie Cemetery.

Violet Pflueger

Violet Pearl "Billie" Pflueger, 63, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Sunday, Dec. 24, 1939, in Catron, Mo., a daughter of the late Velmer and Marybell Taylor Folkes, she was a factory worker and of the Baptist faith.

On Dec. 22, 1956, in Kennett, she married Ernest R. Pflueger.

Survivors include a daughter, Pennie Pflueger of Cape Girardeau; five sisters, Ruby Hollowe, Pamela Graves and Jan Counts, all of Kennett, Jean Matheney of Senath and Faye Garcia of Arnold, Mo.; three brothers, Chester Folkes and Carl Folkes, both of Kennett, and Don Folkes of Rector, Ark.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Folkes and a sister, Jewell Robertson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Revs. Dale Rickman and Doug Clinton officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Cleo Trout

Ida Cleo Trout, 84, of Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Born March 27, 1918, in New Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of the late Lawrence Vernon and Anna Buel McDonald, she was a manager at Sears.

In May 1945, she married Leo J. Trout, who preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1994.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Anne Faulkner and husband, Brooks R., of Smyrna; two grandchildren, Robin Russelle Zaleski and Scott Anthony Faulkner, both of Smyrna; two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Zach Zaleski and one nephew and niece, Larry Lee and Brenda McDonald, of Georgetown, Ohio.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Don Slatton officiating.

Pallbearers were Bob Sturgeon, Tommy Striegel, Maurice Wallace, Jim Akers, Carol Moore and C.M. Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were Tom Crunk, Kenneth Ford and W. D. Brown.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.

Lee Winkler

Lee R. Winkler, 71, of Kennett, died Satruday, Dec. 28, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Dec. 16, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of the late Rev. Roy Winkler and Ersa Kennison, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

On July 18, 1954, in Kennett, he married Clara Jean Carter, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Lee Hunt and husband, Bud, of Kennett; one brother, Norman Winkler, of Kennett; one sister, Shirley Byrd, of Tarpon Springs, Fla. and two grandchildren, Adam Nichols and Haylee Hunt.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Southerland.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Gary Mayes officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Bart, Tyler, David and Carter Carter, Glen Winkler and Frank Carter, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Dolph Pritchett, Bud Neal, Leon McAnally, Roger Montgomery, Elmo Hollis, Jesse Hovis, James Wright and co-workers of Roadway Express.