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Area Deaths

Sunday, October 27, 2002

Edra Girdley

Edra Bryant Shoemaker Girdley, 94, of Keiser, Ark., died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, in Osceola, Ark.

Born Nov. 13, 1907, in Crossno, Mo., a daughter of the late Elbert and Lavada Rolan Bryant, she was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church in Keiser and was Mississippi County (Ark.) Farmer of the Year in the late 1960s.

Survivors include three daughters, Lois Bolick of Beebe, Ark., Bobbie Sorrells of Germantown, Tenn. and Lula Bell Perry of Keiser; one brother, L.V. Bryant of Kennett; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles L. Shoemaker; a daughter, Dorothy Dell Shoemaker; a granddaughter, Paula Edra Bolick Green, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Roller-Swift Funeral Home Chapel in Osceola with the Rev. Jim Stone officiating.

Burial was in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens in Osceola.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Keiser United Methodist Church.

Thelma Harrold.

Thelma Harrold, 89, of Kennett, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born July 19, 1913, in Kennett, a daughter of the late J.O. and Mary J. Lemonds Hall.

She married Edward Arthur Brock who preceded her in death. She later married John Dewey Harrold, who also preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Freda Hall Lemonds and Evelyn Hall.

Survivors include two daughters Bonnie Sievers of Oak Ridge, Mo. and Faye Brock of Jackson, Mo.; three brothers, J.C. Hall of California, Dimon Hall of Oklahoma and Jim Hall of Oklahoma City, Okla; three sisters, Sylvia Wilson of Edmond, Okla., Alice Page of Kennett and Verniece Kilburn of Kennett; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 27, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Jim Hall officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers will be Sam Wells, Matt Wells, Ricky Wells, Michael Hall, John Swift and Stephen Swift.

Wanda Hubbard

Wanda Jean Hubbard, 41, of Hayti, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti.

Born Saturday, June 17, 1961, in Hayti, a daughter of Emma Jean Hubbard of Bragg City, Mo. and the late Freddie A. Trawick, she was a homemaker.

Other survivors include two sons, Margus Hubbard of Bragg City and Kewan Hubbard of Hayti; two sisters, Debra Jones and husband, Willie, of Bragg City and Brenda James and husband, Terrance, of Kennett; three granddaughters, Mayka, Shabrika and Tamara Hubbard all of Bragg City; a close friend, Robert Farmer of Hayti and three grandchildren.

Funeral services are noon today, Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with Minister Willie Joe Jones officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers will be James Hubbard, Timothy Hamilton, Charles Hubbard, Margus Hubbard, Herman Milton and Larenzo Hubbard.