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Area Deaths

Friday, December 20, 2002

Ronnie Abmeyer

Ronnie Abmeyer, 59, of Kennett, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

Faye Barnes

Faye Barnes, 67, of Kennett, died today, Dec. 20, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

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

Solon Berry

Solon Edward Berry, 77, of Bernie, Mo., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.

Born Feb. 12, 1925, in Parma, Mo., son of the late Raymond C. and Willie Foster Berry, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Bernie.

In Feb. 1943, he married Yvonna Wallace, who preceded him in death in Nov. 1945. He later married Cloella Burton in 1947, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Thomas Edward Berry, of Piggott, Ark. and Solon Dewayne Berry, of Huntley, Ill.; one step-son, Donald C. Burton, of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, Larry Berry, of Hartsburg, Mo.; six sisters, Ruth Launius, of Rockford, Ill., Earlene Bailey and Yvonna Johnson, both of Malden, Maryland Allen, of Arnold, Mo., Ceilia Ann Olinger, of Campbell, Mo. and Shyria George, of Wappapello, Mo.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carnis Joan Berry; one great-grandchild, Seth Riley Yates; two brothers, Raymond Berry, Jr. and Clifford Ray Berry and one sister, Curtis Fern Berry.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 20, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Stan Dauck officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Paul Bullington

Paul L. Bullington, 79, of Holiday, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Hernando-Fasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey, Fla.

Born in Senath, Mo., he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII and worked as a machine operator for General Motors. He attended St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Port Richey.

Survivors include one daughter, Paula Bullington, of New Port Richey; one brother, James Bullington, of New Port Richey; two sisters, Wanda L. Lee, of Cardwell, Mo. and Winnia L. Busby, of Jonesboro, Ark. and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. in the Cardwell Cemetery at Cardwell.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath is in charge of arrangements.

James Damron

James Lee Damron, 92, of Senath, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Oct. 10, 1910, in Senath, son of the late Charles Frank and Olie Dewberry Damron, he was a U.S. Navy veteran.

On Sept. 13, 1927, in Kennett, he married Arbell Beaird, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Jimmy Dale Damron, of Oxley, Mo. and Joe Marce Damron, of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; two daughters, Betty Pippinger Sosa, of Fenton, Mo. and Gaylon Joan Miller, of Campton, Mo.; one brother, Paul Damron, of Barnhart, Mo.; four sisters, Rosie Hurt, Della Chaddox, Betty Henson and Elsie Benson; 28 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Glenn Damron; one brother, Max Damron and two grandchildren, Sandra and Candy Pippinger.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Brent Pierce officiating.

Burial with full military rites was held in the McGrew Cemetery at Senath.

Pallbearers were Barry, Jim and Mike Miller, Roy and Joseph Perkins, Mike Haiman, Kevin, Jeff and Chris Pippinger.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Senath American Legion Post.

Donald Goldsmith

Donald Goldsmith, 70, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare-North Campus in Poplar Bluff.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Campbell.

C. B. Johnson

C. B. Johnson, 87, of Kennett, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Bradshaw Funeral Hoime Chapel with the Rev. Taylor officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Arcel Knuckles

Arcel E. Knuckles, 63, of Malden, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at his residence.

Born May 28, 1939, in Canalou, Mo., son of Stella Downs Knuckles, of Sikeston, Mo. and the late Hershel Knuckles, he was in the National Guard and was a maintenance mechanic for the Sikeston Power Plant. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Malden.

On Jan. 16, 1987, in Morehouse, Mo., he married Sharon Sue Brown, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Cindy Jones and husband, Shannon, of Sikeston and Tammy Tucker and husband, Michael, of Kennett; two sons, Darren Knuckles and wife, Amanda, of Fruitland, Mo. and Brian Knuckles and wife, Tracey, of Calvert City, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Whitney Jones, Jordan, Lance, Nicholas and Quinten Knuckles, Ali Tucker and Garner Bishop; three step-children, Ladonna Silman and Jason Bryant, both of Malden and Carlin Glass, of Bernie, Mo.; four step-grandchildren, Samantha Silman, Cassandra Kirkpatrick, Christopher Bryant and Sahara Glass; three sisters, Arlene Kirby, of Dexter, Mo., Carolyn Moore, of Sikeston and Donna Mallott, of Kennett and three brothers, Lloyd and Rick Knuckles, both of Sikeston and Ronnie Knuckles, of Dexter.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the First Pentecostal Church in Malden with the Rev. Leroy Young officiating.

Burial was in the Rosewood Cemetery-1st Addition at Malden.

Landess Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.