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Area Deaths

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Scottie Barnett

Scottie Stephen Barnett, 44, of Wappapello, Mo., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born Oct. 11, 1957, in Dexter, Mo., son of Clifford Leon Barnett, of Wappapello and the late Norma Cantrell Barnett, he was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors also include two daughters, Susan Barnett, of Greenville, Mo. and Sabre Barnett, of Tupelo, Miss.; three sisters, Sharon Mays, of Parma, Mo., Melody Stockstill, of Clever, Mo. and Jeanie Jaco, of Overland, Mo.; one brother, Michael Barnett, of Colony, Texas and one grandson, Chance Barnett, of Greenville.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden with David McElwain officiating.

Maecel Dorris

Maecel Tant (Tommie) Dorris, 83, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Hayti, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in Cape Girardeau.

Born July 9, 1919, in Wardell, Mo., daughter of the late John and Mary Anna Hobson Tant, she was a retired educator from the Hayti School System, a member of the Hayti First United Methodist Church, The Guild, Missouri State Teachers Association and the DAR.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Rhodes and husband, Bill, of Davie, Fla.; three grandchildren, Mary Stevens and Sarah Blacker, both of Knoxville, Tenn. and Paul Rhodes, of Little Elm, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Taylar and Benjamin Rhodes and one brother John Tant and wife, Mendy, of Kennett.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Hayti with the Rev. Sue Cubbage officiating.

Burial was in the Portageville Cemetery at Portageville, Mo.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.

Lorene Dunaway

Lorene Dunaway, 74, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Westwood Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.

Dubb Ford

Benjamin Franklin "Dubb" Ford, 82, of Hornersville, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born April 6, 1920, in Hornersville, son of the late John M. Ford, Sr. and Viola Belle Hinkle Ford, he was a lifelong resident of Hornersville, a retired rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and later worked as a bookkeeper for the Rouse and Edmonston Gin. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Hornersville, where he held several church offices and served on its board. He coached local Little League Baseball teams for 42 years, prompting community officials to name the city's baseball facility the "Dubb Ford Baseball Field". He was a longtime member of the Farmers and Merchants Club, where he served as its secretary and treasurer. Ford was a U.S. Army veteran.

On July 30, 1942, in Knoxville, Tenn., he married Anne Taylor. They were married for 60 years.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Ford, of Hornersville; two sons, John "Dubber" Ford and wife, Barbara, of Jonesboro, Ark. and Larry Steven Ford and wife, Skyla, of Brownsville, Texas; one daughter, Suzanne Holcomb, of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Alva J. "Buck: Ford, of Memphis, Tenn. and L. Hadley Ford, of Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Phyllis Crawford, of Denver Colo.; seven grandchildren, Brett, Sharon, Michael and Randy Elliott Ford, Robyn Smallwood, Ben Cameron and Jennifer Kellett and one great-grandchild, Josie Elliott.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Frances Ann Ford; two sisters, Hester Ford and Mildred Taylor and two brothers, Anderson "Ance" Ford and John M. Ford, Jr.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the First United Methodist Church in Hornersville with the Revs. Mike Hargraves and Doug Clinton officiating.

Burial was in the Horner Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Randy Smith, Chris Droke, Mark, Marty and Max Ray Moore and Rocky Hambrick.

Honorary pallbearers were past members of the Hornersville Little League. McDaniel Funeral Home of Hornersville was in charge of arrangements.

Joseph McLeod

Joseph Donald McLeod, 70, of Millbrook, Ala., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Herman and Pauline McLeod, he was a U.S. Army Communications Specialist during the Korean conflict. He graduated from Deering High School in Deering, Mo. in 1950.

Survivors include his wife, Joanna McLeod, of Millbrook; two daughters, Laura McLeod and Donna Adams and husband, Aric; two grandsons, Elijah and Auguste Adams, of Millbrook; one sister, Frances Forrest, of Kennett and two brothers, R.L. McLeod, of Brownsville, Tenn. and Herman McLeod, Jr., of Searcy, Ark.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula McConnell.

Louise Parker

Louise Parker, 72, of St. Louis, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital.

Born April 27, 1930, in Gurdon, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Winston and Willie Mae Collins Carter, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three sisters, Luberta McKinney, of St. Louis, Martha Holt Pry, of Steele, Mo. and Iola Turner, of Portland, Ore. and a host of nieces, nephews, great nephews and other relatives.

She was prerceded in death by two sisters, Lula Mae Pitts and Gloria Jean Carter; one brother, Henry Elbert Carter and two step-brothers, Gilbert and Sammie Carter.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home in Steele.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Steele with Pastor Larrie C. Bell, Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow at the Morning Star Cemetery in Steele.

Leroy Potts

Leroy Potts, 76, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at his residence. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Jordan officating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Charles Smith

Charles E. Smith, 67, of Kennett, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at National HealthCare in Kennett.

Born June 10, 1935, in Kennett, he was the son of the late Ben C. and Bessie L. Moore Smith.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna Smith and Sandra Walker, both of Paragould, Ark. and Renee Brown, of Freeport, Fla.; one step-daughter, Jan Sumner, of Paragould; one brother, Harold W. Smith, of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Ada Jean Kirby, of Kennett and Barbara Jane Fox, of Sikeston, Mo.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Alicia Smith and four brothers, Douglas B., Bennie D., Gary D. and Freddie M. Smith.

Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Lee Weeks officiating.

Pallbearers were Van Morris, Frankie and Terry Finley, Tommy Crawford and Jerry Mashburn.

Stella Wilson

Stella Wilson, 88, of Senath, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the Senath Nursing Center.

Born April 29, 1914, in Vandale, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Lon G. and Clara E. Skaggs Rush.

On March 22, 1937, in Senath, she married Lynn Wilson, who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1977.

Survivors include one son, Wayne "Sonny" Krantz and wife, Linda, of Senath; two brothers, Charlie Rush, of Albany Ga. and Paul Rush, of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Lorene Fuscon and Barbara Naomi Brunelli, both of Tucson; two grandchildren, Jerry Lynn Krantz, of Senath and Kelli Hulsman, of Wills Point, Texas and four great-grandchildren, David, Joshua, Jacob and Noah Hulsman.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Wayland Tom officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Jim Hayes, Jack Higgins, Gerald Gentry, Joe Lane, Bill Anderson, Jamie Cates, John Wilcox, James Davis, Charlie Adams and John Mayberry.