[Nameplate] Fair ~ 49°F  
High: 69°F ~ Low: 47°F
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Area Deaths

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Juanita Benson

Jaunita Ophelia Benson, 63, of Kennett, died Monday, Deec. 16, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett.

Born Feb. 11, 1939, in Gadsden, Ala., daughter of the late Maurice M. and Ophia Harline Bowling, she was a nurse's aid.

Survivors include two daughters Robin Cuff and Lisa Wheeler, both of Kennett; two sons, Allan Benson, of Advance, Mo. and Greg Benson, of Wells, Mass.; one sister, Virginia Turner, of Wood River, Ill. and seven grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Dugger officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers are Ryan Cuff, Matt and Steve Benson, Brandon and Jason Fann and Charles Miller.

Solon Berry

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.

George Borah

C.Y. "George" Borah, 87, of Tuscon, Ariz., formerly of Senath, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at the Life Care Nursing Center in Tuscon.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Vernon Purser officiating.

Burial will be in the McGrew Cemetery at Senath.

Dorothy Hesselrode

Dorothy Moxley Hesselrode, 78, of Kennett, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Jan. 13, 1924, in Nesbitt, Mo., daughter of the late Ira B. and Dixie Lewis Moxley, she was a member of the Slicer Street Church of Christ in Kennett.

On Oct. 19, 1942, she married Robert Hesselrode, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Bob Hesselrode and wife, Billie, of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Michael Brannam, of Memphis, Stacy Colvett, of Ft. Collins, Colo., Shelly Bogle, of Wilkesboro, N.C. and Adam Hesselrode, of Searcy, Ark.; one brother, Jerry Moxley, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sisters, Lucille Wells, of Orlando, Fla. and Betty Hesselrode, of Sikeston, Mo. and two great-gradnchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Pam Brannam and one brother, Claude Moxley.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Spencer Furby officiating.

Burial was in the Lulu Cemetery at Senath, Mo.

Pallbearers were Chester Folkes, Rick Gore, Frank Stuart, Calvin Holt, Larry Metheny and Gaylon Mullins.

Myrtice James

Myrtice Mae James, 90, of Rives, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Dec. 27, 1911, in Vina, Ala., she was the daughter of the late John Troy and Jeannie Webb Childers.

On Sept. 10, 1932, she married Henry Alfred James, who preceded her in death on June 24, 1964. She was also preceded in death by four sons, John Alfred, Gerald Lynn, Rick and Rod James; one daughter, Faye Blocker; three grandchildren, Jarrod Payne, Tim Cline and Twyla Martin; six brothers and one sister.

Survivors include four sons, Donald James, of Blytheville, Ark., Henry and Randy James, both of St. Louis, Mo. and Doyle James, of Adamsville, Tenn.; five daughters, Marie Cline, of Orange Park, Fla., Barbara Martin, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. Pat Jones, of Kennett and Glenda Payne and Renae James, both of Rives; one brother, Tom Childers, of Washington, Mo.; two sisters, Helen Young, of Madisonville, Texas and Hazel Marquart, of Washington; 38 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Don Emery officiating.

Pallbearers were Donald, Henry, Randy and Doyle James, Terry Payne and Harold Martin.

Honorary pallbearers were Don Blocker and Jim Jones.

Goldie Miller

Goldie Orton Miller, 99, of West Plains, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at Westvue Nursing Center in West Plains.

Born April 2, 1903, in Rose Hill, Va., daughter of the late John and Susan Horton, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She married Franklin Orton, who preceded her in death and later married Denver Miller, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Clifford, Clyde and Charlie B. Orton.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Robert F. Orton, of West Plains and William Orton and Susan Weeks, both of Caruthersville, Mo.; eight great-grandchildren, Jason, Christa, Jennifer, Michael, Matthew and Mandy and two great-great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Jenson.

Private graveside services were held at 2 p.m. at the Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville with the Rev. Rick Rutledge officiating.

Bradshaw-Powell Fiuneral Home of Steele, Mo. was in charge of arrangements.