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Area Deaths

Friday, December 13, 2002

Alta Duckworth

Alta Beatrice Settlemire Duckworth, 63, of Kerrville, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Oct. 11, 1939, in Birdeye, Ark., she was a waitress and a member of Ladies Auxillary of Kerrville.

Survivors include one son, Norman E. Galloway, of Rector, Ark.; three sisters, Thelma Bridwell, of Imboden, Ark., Jannie Crouch, of Brinkley, Ark. and Nancy Martee, of Kennett; two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 13, at the Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway, Ark., with Pat Johnson and Teresa Ivy officiating.

Pallbearers were Brandon Settlemire, Charles Laswell, Brian Deaton, George Martee, Ronnie Walters and Mickey Owens.

Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector was in charge of arrangements.

Emma Jones

Emma Lou Jones, 81, of West Memphis, Ark., died today, Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at the Crittenden Memorial hospital in West Memphis.

Funeral arrrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Malden, Mo.

George Luna

George Sheridan Luna, 89, of Holcomb, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Jan. 27, 1913, in Gainesville, Mo., he was the son of the late George W. and Jennie Eileen Smith Luna.

On Dec. 14, 1933, he married Alma Euline Thompson, who preceded him in death on June 1, 1992. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include one son, Verlin G. Luna and wife, Mary Bobette, of Holcomb; two daughters, Delores E. Baker and husband, Harold Tilford, of Seymour, Mo. and Euna Faye Hall, of Holcomb; one brother, Bob Luna, of Leesburg, Fla.; four sisters, Olga Binkley, of West Bloomfield, Mich., Galena Gargus, of Fairfield, Calif., Elizabeth Oakes, of Sun City, Ariz. and Nellie Campbell, of Bristow, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Revs. J.C. Joyner and Billy Fox officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Mason Cook, Lanny Watson, Wayne Nash, Quinton Luther, Dan Crawford and Bud Jordan.

Honorary pallbearer was Steve Waltrip.

Monzelle Mumma

Monzelle Mumma, 84, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of the Senath, Mo. area, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at the McCrite Care Center in Topeka.

Born May 7, 1918, in Senath, she was the daughter of the late W.C. and Theodoshia Gipson Macom.

On May 7, 1935, in Piggott, Ark., she married Bill Mumma, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Martin Mumma and wife, Marie, of Polson, Mont.; one daughter, Barbara Jean Gamblin and husband, Alvin, of Topeka; two sisters, Nancy Ford and Polly Howell, both of Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren, Julie Hutchison, Mitchell and Matthew Mumma and Clayton and Bradley Gamblin and three great-grandchildren, Austin, Hailey and Colin Gamblin.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held today, Friday, Dec. 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Bob McNabb officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were A.L. Kelley, Gene Slinkard, Kenny Johnson, Bill Holifield, Gerald Gentry and C.B. Anderson.

Billy Troutt, Sr.

Billy Gene Troutt, Sr., 66, of Holcomb, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark.

Born Jan. 28, 1936, in White Oak, Mo., he was the son of the late W.L. and Bertha A. Key Troutt.

On November 15, 1958, in Gibson, Mo., he married Wilma Burrow, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Gene Troutt, of Holcomb; one daughter, Peggy Ann Robertson, of Holcomb; one brother, Ronnie Troutt, of Holcomb and three grandchildren, Cody Troutt and Chris Robertson, both of Holcomb and Lisa Robertson, of Jonesboro, Ark.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

Pallbearers were Jerry Altman, Dennis and Joe Shipman, Jack Lemonds, Jackie Burgess and James Ray.

Honorary pallbeares were Keath Groves and Leslie Burrow.

Betty Wilson

Betty Wilson, 78, of Wardell, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home of Wardell.