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Area Deaths

Thursday, November 7, 2002

Betty Collier

Betty Cravens Collier, 98, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Center.

Born Aug. 15, 1904, in Lilbourn, Mo., daughter of the late L.B. and Martha Jane Cravens, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kennett.

She married James A. Collier, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two half-brothers and one half-sister.

Survivors include one son, Jim Collier and wife, Flo, of Kennett; four grandchildren, Kay Collier and Matthew David Collier and wife, Beth, all of St. Louis, Mo., James C. Collier, Jr., of Manhattan Beach, Calif. and Michele Dewberry and husband, Jerry, of Minneapolis, Minn.; two great-grandsons, Noel Bankhead, of Charlotte, N.C. and Nick Bankhead, of Baltimore, Md. and two great-granddaughters, Nicole and Maddie Collier, both of Manhattan Beach.

Funeral servicecs were held at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 7, at the First United Methodist Church in Kennett with the Revs. Michael Kelpe and Paul Lanning officiating.

Burial was in the Mounds Park Cemetery at Lilbourn.

Pallbearers were Jimmy and Matt Collier, Greg Colwick, Ward Billings, Jimmy Cravens and Jim Colhouer.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.

David Dare

David Bryon Dare, 71, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at his residence.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home in Hayti.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Dry Bayou Baptist Church in Hayti with the Rev. Stan Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at the Dry Bayou Cemetery in Hayti.

George Harrison

George William "Bill" Harrison, 82, of Green Bay, Wis., formerly of Clarkton, Mo., died Tueday, Nov. 5, 2002.

Born June 23, 1920, in Clarkton, son of the late Walter and Lena Mae Ray Harrison, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during WWII and a lifetime member of the Nobel Straubel V.F.W. Post No. 2037 in Green Bay. He worked as a machinist for Chicago Northwestern Railroad in Green Bay.

On Nov. 14, 1953, in Missouri, he married Mary Ann Joyce, who preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 1989. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Winford and two infants, Alfred Joe and Eugene and two sisters, Louise Radford and Dorothy Miller.

Survivors include five children, Guy Harrison and wife, Kathy, Mary Bultman and husband, Wayne and Dan Harrison, all of Green Bay, Ann DeVillers and husband, Scott, of Oneida, Wis. and Katie Monfils and husband, Rod, of Brussels, Wis.; 12 grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Michelle, Dylan, Alie, Quinn, Matthew and Brian, all of Green Bay, Kyle and Emily, of Oneida and Amanda and Adam, of Brussels; two brothers, Bob Harrison and wife, Lois, of Pollard, Ark. and Walter "Farris" Harrison, of Meza, Ariz.; and three sisters, Missie Battles and husband, Cliff, of Festus, Mo., June Battles, of Portageville, Mo. and Eva Mae Currans, of Palocious, Texas.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home in Green Bay.

Funeral services will be held at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at St. Willebrord Catholic Church in Green Bay with the Rev. Kenneth J. DeGroot O. Praem officiating.

Burial will follow at the Fort Howard Memorial Park Cemetery in Green Bay.

Lorna Ray

Lorna Belle Ray, 93, of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at the St. Peters Manor Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 1, 1909, in Petersburg, Ill., daughter of the late Matthew and Chloe Jane Collins Sinclair, she was a member of the Sugar Tree General Baptist Church in Bernie and also attended the Missionary Alliance Church in Bernie. She was a seamstress at the Garment Factory in Malden, Mo.

In March, 1935, in Petersburg, she married Dolen Brooks Ray, who preceded her in death in March, 1971. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Dolen Ray, Jr. and Charles Ray Sinclair; four daughters, Eunice Radamacher, Donna Mattingly and Versal and Chloe Ray; two brothers, John and Raymond Sinclair and three sisters, Thelma Kren, Laura Walsh and Emmaline Morris.

Survivors include one son, John Ray, of O'Fallon, Mo.; two daughters, Elsie Keller, of Malden and Ethyle Enderle, of Fisk, Mo.; one brother, Dale Sinclair; one sister, Louise Janet, of Petersburg; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Keller officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bernie Cemetery.

Ruby Sims

Ruby L. Sims, 99, of Steele, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at the River Oaks Nursing Home in Steele.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.