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Area Deaths

Sunday, November 10, 2002

Robert Carnell

Robert Carnell, 74, of Kennett, died Thursday, November 7, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born July 10, 1928, in Henderson, Tenn., he was a son of the late Harrison and Francis Essary Carnell.

On December 31, 1948, he married Ileen Danels who survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Ricky and Jeff Carnell of Kennett; four daughters, Barbara Burgess of Holcomb, Mo., Judy Carnell of Kennett, Ronda Young of Doniphan, Mo. and Karen Zimmermann of Canal Fulton, Ohio; one brother, J.T. Carnell of Lawton, Okla. and two sisters, Sally Daniel of Augusta, Mich. and Pauline Jackson of Kennett; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild . Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Sunday, November 10, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers are Dwayne Smith, Wilford Stone, Dwight Blankenship, Jimmy Blankenship, Randal Scott and Paul Scott.

Honorary pallbearers are Mark Ford, Carl Farris, Carl Seats and Harold Michael.

Jimmie Cowell

Jimmie Carl Cowell, 59, of Clarkton, Mo., died Thursday, November 7, 2002, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born January 9, 1943, in Gideon, Mo, a son of the late Sam N. and Lela Gilkey Cowell, he was retired from the General Motors plant in Flint, Mich. after 31 years. He was affiliated with the Missionary Baptist Church.

On October 26, 1960, in Flint, he married Ardella Hooser, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Jimmy C. Cowell, Jr. and wife, Cindy, and Joe D. Cowell Sr. and wife, Lori, all of Flint and Jack N. Cowell Sr. and wife, Ana, of Davison, Mich.; one daughter, Loma Sullivan of St. Louis; three brothers, Frankie M. Cowell of Mammoth Springs, Ark., Tommy L. Cowell of Gaines, Mich., and Billy S. Cowell of Waterford, Mich.; four sisters, Gladys Brinkley of St. Louis, Nellie Henson of Memphis, Tenn., Ida B. Alexander of Clarkston, Mich., and Cora Gregory of Malden, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charlie Cowell.

Visitation is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Sunday, November 10, in the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, in the Bradshaw Chapel with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

James Johnson

James Brady Johnson, 57, of Senath, Mo., died Friday, November 8, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, November 10, at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Senath.

Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Loyd Shaffer, Sr.

Loyd Wayne Shaffer, Sr., 55, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at his home.

Born February 3, 1947, in Vanduser, Mo., a son of the late Claude Dallas and Tressie Mae Petty Shaffer, he attended school in Oran, Mo. and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau Mo. He was a teacher and taught in Caruthersville 22 years. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church, served on the VNA advisory board and was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association.

On June 26, 1970, in Perkins, Mo., he married Pamela Dawn Lacy, who survives of the family home.

Other survivors include one son, Loyd Wayne Shaffer, Jr. and wife, Sabra, of Panama Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Heather Marie Eledge and her husband, Bobby, of Madison, Ala.; one brother, Dallas Shaffer of Morley, Mo.; sister-in-law, Patty Murphy of Cape Girardeau and a brother-in-law, Jim Eftink of Oran.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Friday, November 8, at Temple Baptist Church with Dr. James Adams and Mickey Moody officiating.

Burial was in Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Cecil Johnson, Bobby Gibson, Vaughn Treece, Tom Tidwell, Scott Carter and Billy Hopkins.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of services.

Ruby Sims

Ruby Lee Sims, 99, of Steele, Mo., died Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at River Oaks Care Center in Steele.

Born, Saturday, August 22, 1903, in Vaden, Miss., a daughter of the late Tillman Morgan, she was a homemaker and attended the United Baptist Church in Gobler, Mo.

In 1921 she married Tillman Sims who preceded her in death in January 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Lillie Fox of Chicago, Ill. and granddaughter, Selina Sims of Arlington, Texas.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. at United Baptist Church with the Rev. J.B. Johnson officiating.

Burial was in the United Baptist Cemetery at Gobler.

Bobby Williams

Bobby W. Williams, 55, of Kennett, died Friday, November 8, 2002, at his home.

Born July 12, 1947 at Maynard, Ark., a son of the late Charlie and Dollie Skeff Williams, he was a carpenter and auto repair mechanic. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

On January 25, 1980, at Arlington, Ky., he married Rita Campbell, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Bobby W. Williams, Jr. of Villa Ridge, Ill., Jackie Williams of Cairo, Ill., Joseph Williams of Jonesboro, Ill. and Timothy Williams of Mounds, Ill.; two step-son, Jason Russell of Dexter, Mo., and Billy Patula of Marion, Ill.; a step-daughter, Bobbie Myers of Bloofmield, Mo.; three brothers, Bill Williams of Mounds, Jerry Williams of Villa Ridge, and Don Williams of Cardwell, Mo.; four sisters, Bernice Pyle of Sacramento, Calif., May Morris of Mounds, Rosemary Shown and Jane Willard, both of Kennett; 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Noah Williams and one sister, Pauline Ward.

Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. today, Sunday, November 10, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel in Dexter, Mo, with the Rev. David Henderson officiating.

Burial was in Liberty Cemetery near Bloomfield.