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Area Deaths

Friday, September 20, 2002

Shellie Bane

Shellie Bane, 69, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at National HealthCare in Kennett.

Born Oct. 19, 1932, in Steele, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Buford Mason and Elizabeth Thrasher Cross.

Survivors include seven brothers, Floyd Cross, of Horn Lake, Miss., Gene Cross, of Williamsville, Mo., Dennis Cross, of Wynne, Ark., Villis Cross, of Elsinore, Mo., Charles Cross, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., David Cross, of Paragould, Ark. and Larry Cross, of Arlington, Tenn. and four sisters, Birdie McCollum, of McRae, Ark., Helen Gurley, of Arlington, Clara Richardson, of New Albany, Miss. and Nancy Cross, of Poplar Bluff.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Don Cross.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Derek Combs officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Fannie Harrison

Fannie Elizabeth Harrison, 92, of Steele, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at River Oaks Care Center in Steele.

Born Jan. 5, 1910, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of the late Aubrey Walter and Sarah Ward Harrison, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one sister, Anna Harrison, of Jacksonville, Ark. and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 20, at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele, with the Revs. Jim Mousie and John Bradley officiating.

Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home of Steele was in charge of arrangements.

Freedia Hawkins

Freedia Hawkins, 50, of Kennett, died today, Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at her residence.

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

Jimmy Pulliam

Jimmy Lee Pulliam, 43, of Dickson, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002.

Born March 23, 1959, in Hayti, Mo., son of Willie Mae Pulliam, of Kennett and the late John W. Pulliam, Sr., he was in the construction business.

Survivors also include three sons, Gabriel Pulliam, of St. Genevieve, Mo. and Tyson and Wesley Pulliam, both of Kennett; two daughters, Jessica Jackson, of Kennett and Nefateria Johnson, of Kansas City, Mo.; five brothers, Robert Pulliam and wife, Evelyn, of Kennett, Lawrence Pulliam and wife, Angela and Dennis Pulliam and wife, Brenda, all of Jacksonville, Fla., Ronnie Pulliam and wife, Karen, of Indianapolis, Ind. and Peter Pulliam and wife, Rita, of Olathe, Kan.; five sisters, Mildred Whitehorn and husband, Earl, Henrietta Wright, Hester Ellis and husband, Nathaniel, Luetta Wright and husband, Theodore and Lillie Blackman and husband, Eddie, all of Kennett and a special friend, Thea Kelly, of Dickson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Pulliam.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Victory Temple Church of God In Christ in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Victory Temple Chuch of God In Christ with Elder Nathaniel Ellis officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Carter Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Robinson

Evelyn Mae Blagg Robinson, 86, of Malden, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at the Malden Nursing Center.

Born Dec. 18, 1915, in Pontotoc, Miss., daughter of the late Willis and Iziora Walls Perry, she was a member of the Word of Life in Holcomb, Mo.

On Dec. 1, 1934, in Pontotoc, she married George Lesley Blagg, who preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1959. She later married Ernest Robinson in 1969 and he preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Bilbo and Chuck Blagg; one daughter, Dorothy Joyner Cathy; two grandchildren; one brother, Albert Perry; one sister, Annis Plunkett and three great-grandchildren.

Survivors include five sons, G.L. Blagg, of Naylor, Mo., Jack Blagg, of Kennett, Dean Blagg, of Aberdean, Miss., Jerry Blagg, Campbell, Mo. and Rev. Richard Blagg, of Malden; five step-sons, Joe Robinson, of Kennett, Johnny Robinson, of Fairdealing, Mo., Charles Robinson, of Malden, Ernest Dale Robinson, of Mounds, Ill. and Bobby Robinson, of Mounds City, Ill.; four step-daughters, Marie Stadler, of Fairdealing and Arlena Williams, Ammafaye Parsons and Helen Busby, all of Mounds City; two sisters, Christine Newberry, of Memphis, Tenn. and Aline Carr, of Pontotoc and several grandchildren and great-granchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 20, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral servicecs will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Blagg officiating.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo.

Rosa Willis

Rosa Willis, 78, of Kennett, died today, Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at River Oaks Nursing Home in Steele, Mo.

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