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Area Deaths

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Winona Davis

Winona Davis, 94, of Parma, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Jan. 8, 1908, she was an elementary school teacher and a member of the St. Ann Church in Malden, Mo.

On July 13, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, she married Virgil Richard Davis, who preceded her in death on May 28, 1992.

Survivors include two sons, James Davis, of Parma and Richard Davis, of Carterville, Ill.; three daughters, Claudine Dattilo, of Memphis, Tenn., Charlotte Wallhermfechtel, of St. Louis, Mo. and Marcia Bates, of Sikeston, Mo. and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the St. Ann Church in Malden with Father Glenn Eftink officiating. Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Almer Gardner

Rev. Almer C. Gardner, 91, of Kennett, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born Sept. 5, 1911, in Hornbeak, Tenn., he was the son of the late Avery Clayton and Mamie Moore Gardner.

On Feb. 24, 1935, he married Madelyn Baugh, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Donald Ray Gardner, of Charleston, S.C.; two daughters, Alma Jeanne Sweeney, of Kennett and Karen Jo Bates, of Murray, Ky.; two brothers, Avery Clayton Gardner, Jr., of Hayti and Phillip Gardner, of Vancouver, Wash.; one sister, Daphna Richardson, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; eight grandchildren and seven great-greandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Gail and John Christy Gardner and two brothers in infancy.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dale Rickman and Don Crawford officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett. Pallbearers were Eddie Smith, Howard Tittle, Hershel Tucker, Jimmie Rasberry, John H. Smith and Bud Sweeney.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Akers, Jack Allen, Don Slatton, Bud Evans, Doug Clinton, Gene Lancaster and Bob Medlock.

Glenda Gibbons

Glenda Lou Gibbons, 71, of Caruthersville, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at River Oaks Care Center in Caruthersville.

Born Aug. 21, 1931, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of the late Raymond H. and Imogene Gum Clayton, she was former owner and operator of the West End Package Store and Westgate Hotel in Kennett and of the Methodist faith. On July 4, 1982, in Dyersburg, Tenn., she married Walter Laurence Gibbons, who preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1997. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Clayton, Jr.

Survivors include one sister, Sue Swinger and husband, Terry, of Caruthersville; one nephew, Anthony Swinger, of Indianapolis, Ind. and one niece, Teleigha Clayton, of Jackson, Tenn.

No services were held.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemtery at Clarkton.

Landess Funeral Home of Malden, Mo. was in charge of arrangements.

Vickie McNew Jones

Vickie McNew Jones, 33, of Bryan, Texas, formerly of Kennett, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002.

Born Feb. 9, 1969, in Dyersburg, Tenn., she was the daughter of Leon and Dorothy McNew, of Kennett.

She married Darrell Jones, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Taylor Jones, of Bryan; two step-sons, D.J. and Aaron Jones, both of Bryan; three brothers, Tommy McNew and wife, Terry, of Kennett, Ricky McNew and wife, Vickie, of Kurvin, Texas and Michael McNew and wife, Sandi, of Blytheville, Ark. and four sisters, Debbie Haynie and husband, Mike, Sharon McNamara, Peggy Snipes and husband, Tracy and Lisa Ross and husband, Tommy, all of Kennett.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Danny McNew. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Carolyn Workman

Carolyn Williams Workman, 71, of Kennett, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Baptist East Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Born July 14, 1931, in Kennett, daughter of the late John A. and Lyle Vardell Williams, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kennett.

On Dec. 30, 1953, she married George Workman who survives. Survivors also include one son, Dana Workman and wife, Cyndi, of Collierville, Tenn., one daughter, Nancy Foy and husband, Brent, of Olive Branch, Miss.; one sister, Kathryn Hunter and husband, Bob, of Kennett and five grandchildren, Skylar, Sutton and Satchel Workman and Mallory and Logan Foy.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Revs. Paul Lanning and Gary Mayes officiating.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Frank Williams, Mike Hunter, Donald "T-Bone" Hall, Rick Jones, Carlos Woodard and Omer Gaskins.