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Area Deaths

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Elmer Barnes, Jr.

Elmer Barnes, Jr., 78, of Sikeston, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at his residence.

Born April 17, 1924, in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late E.L. and Etta Mae Elliott Barnes, Sr., he was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in WWII, a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a cotton broker and owned and operated his own cotton brokerage company. He was a graduate of Kennett High School.

He married Dorothy J. White, who preceded him in death. In April, 1996, he married Evelyn Struwe, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Dennis Elliott Barnes, Sr., of St. Louis and Bruce Barnes, of Sikeston; one daughter, Rebecka Marine, of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Sue Etta Pruitt, of Tupelo, Miss. and Alma Louise Landon, of Angleton, Texas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.

Private funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, with Bob E. Dye officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Dennis Barnes, Jr., Tim and Scott Barnes and Jonathan Marine.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1307 North Main Street, Sikeston, Mo. 63801 or the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 343, Sikeston, Mo. 63801.

Patricia DeClue

Patricia Ann DeClue, 45, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

Born May 17, 1957, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of the late Ardell "Bud" and Evelyn Juanita Meyers Harris, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

On March 30, 1979, in Chillicothe, Ill., she married Kenneth DeClue, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three sons, Keith Ardell, Daniel Allen and Brian Lee DeClue, all of Poplar Bluff and one brother, Jim Harris and wife, Kathleen, of Pevely, Mo.

She was preceded in death by one son, Patrick DeClue and one sister, Debbie Harris.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Lemons officiating.

Burial will follow at the Elder Cemetery in Campbell.

Naoma Gill

Naoma Ruth Gill, 88, of Blytheville, Ark., died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at her residence.

Born in Hayward, Mo., daughter of the late Earl and Alice Ruddle Magers, she taught school in the Dell, Ark. Public School System and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dell.

She married Lester Gill, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Robert "Bobby" Gill, of Kennett and Lester Gill, Jr., of Jonesboro, Ark.; two sisters, Mamie Griffin, of Blytheville and Irene Duncan, of Dell; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the First United Methodist Church in Dell.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilyn Webb officiating.

Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Dell.

Howard Funeral Service of Manila, Ark. is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Rawlings

Pearl Rawlings, 86, of Arnold, Mo., died today, Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden, Mo.