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Area Deaths

Sunday, November 24, 2002

Harvie Adams

Harvie Gene Adams, 52, of Gideon, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002,, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon.

Born Aug. 25, 1950, at Gobler, Mo., he was a son of the late Elmer Clyde and Zona Mae Rhymer Adams.

On April 18, 2000, at Gideon, he married Millie Marie Eaves Kettles, who survives.

Other survivors include two brothers, Russell Adams and Basil Adams, both of Arkansas; one sister, Sadie Foley, of California; one step-daughter, Elizabeth Slayton of Vandalia, Mo. and three step-grandchildren.

Visitation is 5 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 24, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Gideon.

Visitation is 5 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 24, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Gideon.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Bradshaw Chapel with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial will be in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.

Bobby Burdin

Bobby Burdin, 48, of Kennett, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at his residence.

Born Jan. 15, 1954 in Rector, Ark., he was a son of Frances Mitchell Wilcoxson of Rector, and the late James Edward Burdin.

He married Jeannie Burton who preceded him in death Feb. 28, 1998 and later married Myrtleen Burton who survives. Other survivors include three step-sons, Joey Wilburn and Jimmy Don Wilburn, both of Kennett and Michael Wilburn of Nashville, Tenn.; three step-daughters, Stephanie Reeves of Kennett and Dana Ward and Darnelle Roberts, both of Paragould, Ark.; two sisters, Debbie Brakebill of Damascus, Ark. and Diane White of Rector; and six step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dallas George Burdin.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Futrell Butler officiating.

Burial was in Purcell Cemetery at Rector.

Pallbearers were, Donald Ward, James Willett, Sonnie Griffith, Larry and Gary Huckabay, Russell White and Bruce and Eddie Joe Brakebill.

Raymond DeMay

Raymond DeMay, 88, of Campbell, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete with Landess Funeral Home of Campbell.

Alva Ford

Alva "Buck" Ford, 88, of Hornersville, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Feb. 13, 1914, in Hornersville, a son of the late John M. and Viola Belle Winkle Ford, he was a U.S. Army veteran.

On April 16, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., he married Josie Greer who preceded him in death March 14, 1978.

Survivors include two sons, Allen J. Ford and wife, Kathy, of Flint, Mich. and Dennis Ford and wife, Jo Ann, of Cordova, Tenn.; a brother, Hadley Ford of Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Phyllis Crawford of Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Valerie McKinley, Kimberly Hudson, Pamela Belle, Elizabeth Noe, Gregory Lipe, Angela Cohen, Kevin Lipe and Sarah Ellis; and nine great-grandchildren, John Tyler, Luke Evan, Elicole, Breanne, Brice, Alan, Alex, Benjamin and Jack.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Benjamin Franklin "Dubb" Ford, Anderson Ance Ford and John M. Ford, Jr.; and two sisters, Hester Ford and Mildred Taylor.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 23, at the First Baptist Church in Hornersville with the Rev. Doug Clinton officiating.

Burial was in the Horner Cemetery at Hornersville.

Pallbearers were Dubber Ford, Henry Ford, Alan Greer, Richard McKinley, Charlie Moody, Tom Cunningham, Dennis Ford, Allen Ford, John Tyler McKinley and Luke McKinley.

McDaniel Funeral Service of Hornersville was in charge of arrangements.

Glenda Gibbons

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

Born Aug. 21, 1931, in Clarkton, Mo., a daughter of the late Raymond H. and Imogene Gum Clayton, she was the former owner of West End Package and Westgate Motel in Kennett. She was 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.

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

She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Clayton, Jr.

Services are incomplete with Landess Funeral Home of Malden, Mo.

Jimmy Nipper, Sr.

Jimmy Lee Nipper, Sr., 70, died Nov. 20, 2002, in Pine Bluff, Ark. Born Sept. 26, 1933, in Cardwell, Mo., a son of the late Oscar D. and Alice Lucille Jackson Nipper, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include one son, John Nipper of Mount Julett, Tenn.; four daughters, Marcia Roth and Jenny Blair of Mount Julett, Tenn., Peggy Zolman of Arbyrd, and Carrie Edwards of Charlotte, N.C.; three brothers, Charles Nipper of Oklahoma and Harold and Bill Nipper of Fort Smith, Ark.; four sisters, Linda Myley of Mount Julett, Tenn., Peggy Wygle of Fort Smith, Ark., and Carolyn Polly and Lou Ann Kellman of San Antonio, Texas; and 16 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Nipper, Jr. and a sister, Lillian Wiggins.

Graveside services were 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Cardwell Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Knox officiating.

McDaniel Funeral Service of Arbyrd was in charge of arrangements.

Bertha Rettig

Bertha Evelyn Terrett Rettig, 95, of Arroyo-Grande, Calif., formerly of O'Fallon, Ill. and Hayti, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Arroyo-Grande Care Center in Arroyo-Grande.

Born March 15, 1907, near Hayti, a daughter of the late William and Sallie Webb Terrett, she was a homemaker and a seamstress in a factory.

On Jan. 5, 1936, in Waterloo, Iowa, she married Carl Houston Rettig who preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1979. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, William, George and Jessie and seven sisters, Viola, Lillian, Nan, Melissa, Ruth, Grace and Bertie and by a granddaughter, Kayle Renee Rettig.

Survivors include on daughter, Carlotta Herbstreit of Arroyo-Grande; three sons, Larry Rettig and wife, Gerrie, of Edgewater, Fla., Bill Rettig and wife, Teresa, of O'Fallon, Ill. and Jack Rettig and wife, Judy, of Allen, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. John Keel officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti.

Mary Sanders

Mary Mildred Sanders, 68, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff.

Born Sept. 20, 1934, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Mary Moll Shrempp.

On Jan. 10, 1955 she married Clarence Eli Sanders who survives of the home. Survivors include one son, Terry Sanders and wife, Kelly, at St. John, Mo., two daughters, Ruth Warner and her husband, John, of Berkeley, Mo. and Janice Sanders of Poplar Bluff; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Elva Echo and one brother, Clifford Shrempp.

Visitation is 10 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Graveside services are at 1 p.m. today at Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton with Debra Hamilton officiating.

Arlie Wheatley

Arlie J. Wheatley, 82, of Steele, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Baptist Hospital-East in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Sunday, May 9, 1920, in Akins, Ark., a daughter of the late John Henry and Gertie Watson Harris, she was a retired custodian and member of the Assembly of God Church in Steele.

On June 16, 1936, she married Charles J. Wheatley who died May 15, 1988.

Survivors include eight sons, Don Wheatley of Searcy Ark., Jerry Wheatley of Springfield, Mo., Larry Wheatley of Everton, Mo., Wayne Wheatley of Washburn, Mo., Terry Wheatley of Huntsville, Ala., Mike Wheatley of Kirbyville, Mo., Tony Wheatley of Pulaski, Va., and Steve Wheatley of Steele; two daughters, Rita Gestring of Steele and Tammie Gist of Manila, Ark.; 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Assembly of God Church in Steele with the Revs. Wayne Wheatley, Charles Clark and John Badgley officiating.

Burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.

Carolyn Workman

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

Born July 14, 1931, in Kennett, a 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.

Other survivors include a son, Dana Workman and wife, Cyndi, of Collierville, Tenn., a daughter, Nancy Foy and husband, Brent, of Olive Branch, Miss.; a sister, Kathryn Hunter and husband, Jack, of Kennett and five grandchildren, Skylar, Sutton and Satchel Workman and Mallory and Logan Foy.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 24, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Paul Lanning and Gary Mayes officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

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