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Area Deaths

Sunday, September 29, 2002

Henry Mays

Henry Mays, 90, of Kennett, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at his residence.

Born Feb. 27, 1912, in Bear Creek, Ala., a son of the late Noah Ark and Mollie Burlison Mays, he was a member of the Slicer Street Church of Christ in Kennett.

He married Lillie Brittnell who preceded him in death. He later married Louella Gillihan Carnett who survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Dennis Mays of Kennett and Jimmy Mays of St. Peters, Mo.; a step-daughter, Joyce Bost of Kennett; four brothers, Clefus and Clebourn Mays both of Haleyville, Ala., Cecil Mays of Bear Creek. Lebourn Mays of Hamilton, Ala.; two sisters, Nora Lee Yielding of Hackleburg, Ala. and Pear of Louisiana; six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 29, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with Spencer Furby officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers are Michael Mays, Steven Mays, Keith Mays, Kahlon Mays, Richard Nixon, II, and Kyle Broker.

Honorary pallbearers are Cameron Broker and Patrick Mays.

Pearl Rawlings

Pearl Irene Rawlings, 86, of St. Louis, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis.

Born May 14, 1916, at Lilbourn, Mo., a daughter of the late Cammie and Maudie Lawson Whittington, she was of the Baptist faith.

On Feb. 3, 1940, she married Millard Lee Rawlings who preceded her in death Jan. 25, 1986. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Jewel Whittington and Donna Jean Booker, one sister, Opal Ford and one grandchild, Reggie Rawlings.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Vancil of Arnold, Mo. and Sandra Barnes of Heber Springs, Ark.; two sons, Donald Rawlings of Malden and Dallas Rawlings of St. Charles, Mo., two brothers, Walter Whittington of Springfield, Mo. and Virgil Whittington of Troy, Mo.; five sisters, Atlanta Fuller of Rockford, Okla., Lorene Winston of Caseyville, Ill., Mary Lou Coleman of Collinsville, Ill., Ruby Box of Troy, Ill. and Shirley Parson of Cahokia, Ill., 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Ollie Truss, Jr.

Ollie Truss, Jr., 19, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002.

Born June 23, 1983, in Hayti, Mo., a son of Joyce Eubanks and Ollie Truss, Sr., of Caruthersville, he was a student at Caruthersville High School.

Survivors also includes six sisters, Arlene Truss of Oklahoma City, Okla., Yolanda Rodgers, Wentress Grady, Cassandra Eubanks, Joyce Truss and Latonya Eubanks, all of Caruthersville; two brothers, Dewayne Eubanks of Atlanta, Ga. and Maurice Eubanks of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandmothers Jessie Eubanks and Ruth Truss both of Caruthersville.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Lucy Mae and Hosea Eubanks and Helen and Percy Truss, Sr.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Pentecostal Power New Life Deliverance Temple in Caruthersville with the Rev. Jacquin Benson officiating.

Burial was in Morgan Ridge Cemetery in Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Cortez Carter, Michael Hooks, Tyere Alston, Luther Robinson, Steve Motton, George Bryant, Charles Jones, Derrick Hathaway, John Henry Donald and Keesaw Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were Eric Woods, Gary Bryant, Charles Woods, Maurice Bryant and Jonathan Taylor.

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