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Area Deaths

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Odean Barger

Odean Morrow Leonard Barger, 85, of Paragould, Ark., died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at the Green Acres Nursing Home in Paragould.

Born Jan. 2, 1917, in Green County, Ark., daughter of the late Alvin and Carolyn Ridge Morrow, she was a member of the Arbyrd Church of Christ.

She married Herman Leonard, who preceded her in death and she later maried Robert Barger, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Gene Morrow; one sister, Estalean Jett and one grandson, Patrick Faulkner.

Survivors include three sons, Bryan Leonard and wife, Lori, of Springfield, Mo., Bruce Leonard and wife, Michelle, of Arbyrd, Mo. and Bobby Barger and wife, Brenda, of Leachville, Ark; two daughters, June Waters and husband, Harold, of Cardwell, Mo. and Jo Ann Short, and husband, Dennis, of Leachville; three brothers, Harold Morrow and wife, Iva, of Bourbon, Mo. and Tommy Morrow and wife, Gracelin and Donnie Morrow and wife, Dena, all of Paragould; one sister, Betty Shrable and husband, Jack, of Paragould; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Arbyrd Church of Christ with Alvin Leach officiating.

Pallbearers were Mike and Josh Faulkner, David Hodge and Jason, Robert and Bruce Lee Leonard.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Arbyrd was in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd Burdin

Lloyd Burdin, 68, of Greenway, Ark., died today, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett.

Loretta Edgington

Loretta Edgington, 100, of Kennett, died today, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the First Christian Church in Kennett with the Rev. Gary Mayes officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or the Delta Childrens Home.

Christina Hendrickson

Christina Lynn Hendrick-son, 38, of Dexter, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Three Rivers Health Care North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born Feb. 15, 1964, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Willma Cullum, of Dexter and the late Richard Cullum, she was a member of the Apostolic Church in Essex, Mo. Survivors also include one daughter, Heather Cullum, of Dexter; one step-daughter, Amanda L. Hendrickson, of Washington, Mo.; one step-son, Joseph W. Hendrickson, of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Sheila Mims, of Dexter, Michelle Williams, of Bloomfield, Mo. and Julia Stroup, of Sturdivant, Mo. and one brother, Richard Alvis Cullum, of Sturdivant.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo. with the Rev. Ronnie Parker officiating.

Burial was in the Rosewood Cemetery at Malden.

Philip Montgomery

Philip D. Montgomery, 60, of Dexter, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at the Beverly Helath & Rehab Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 4, 1941, in Gideon, Mo., son of the late Garfield and Francis Reed Montgomery, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked at the Purolator Company in Dexter. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Bernie, Mo.

On July 4, 1973, in Dexter, he married Barbara Mason, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Clint and Wesley Montgomery, both of Dexter; two daughters, Ramona Mason, of Dexter and Tammy Kanavel, of Grewelthorpe, England; two brothers, David and Barry Montgomery, both of Dexter; one sister, Judy Nea, of Dexter and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Elbert Mason and Danny Marshall officiating.

Burial will follow at the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter.

Buford Newton

Buford Newton, 80, of Hayti, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home of Hayti.

Terry Queen

Terry Queen, 43, of Kennett, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett.

John Rash

John Ray Rash, 75, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti, Mo.

Born April 1, 1927, in Marie, Ark., son of the late Troy and Annie Ester Day Rash, he was a carpenter and of the Church of Christ faith.

On Nov. 30, 1973, in Caruthersville, he married Golden E. Ghyers, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Dennis Rash, of Steele, Mo.; one step-son, Jimmy Green, of Steele; three sisters Alma Hector, of Vermillion, Ohio and Evelyn Driver and Betty Sue Fleming, of Osceola, Ark.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Rash and one sister, Virginia Jenkins.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville with the Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.

Pallbearers were Drew, Donnie, Logan and Jarrod Green, Steven Rash and Dale Ghyers. H. S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.

Elbert Sadler

Elbert Leander Sadler, 81, of Aid, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at his residence.

Born May 8, 1921, in Bernie, Mo., son of the late Richard L. and Lily Ramsey Sadler, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. On March 31, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., he married Carzenia Masterson, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Linda Allen, of Amarillo, Texas and Janet Smith, of Dexter, Mo.; four grandchildren, Kathryn Bradley, Jennifer Nieman, Gabriel Sweeney and Eric Hendrix; two great-grandchildren, Alex Bradley and Adriene Newman; two sisters, Eleanor Leirer, of Gideon, Mo. and Louise Smith, of Dexter and two brothers, Marion Sadler, of Austin, Texas and Reeves Sadler, of Tucson, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Ralph Sadler and three sisters, Alberta Fulkerson, Lavern Dowdy and Reba McFerron.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie with the Rev. Jerry Summers officiating.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. James Smothers

James Wesley ?J.W? Smothers, 79, of Campbell, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born July 11, 1923, in Campbell, Mo., son of the late Evert and Essie Lee Pierce Smothers, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII, a farmer and member of the First General Baptist Church in Campbell. He was a member of the 4 Mile Masonic Lodge No. 212, Campbell OES Chapter No. 92, Scottish Rites and Shriners.

On Feb. 23, 1943, in New Madrid, Mo., he married Glodean Stevens, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Donald Smothers and wife, Tabby, of Malden, Mo.; two daughters, Ginger Kay Mauldin and husband, David, of Jefferson City, Mo. and Joan Marie Abernathy and husband, Rick, of Campbell; three brothers, Everett Smothers, of Forsyth, Mo., Robert Lee Smothers, of Kennett and Ernest Smothers, of Troy, Mo.; one sister, Mary Bennett, of Marmaduke, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Dean; two brothers, Buford and Loran Smothers and three sisters, Dona Smothers, Mattie Shanda and Opal Lewis.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Black officiating.

Burial with military rites were held at the Elder Cemetery in Campbell.