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Area Deaths

Sunday, September 15, 2002

Myleta Austin

Myleta Dionne Austin, 37, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Kennett, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Methodist North in Memphis.

Born March 8, 1965, in Kennett, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Lela Mae Jefferson Fingers.

On March 9, 1986, she married Benjamin Austin who survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Aireka Austin of Memphis; a brother, Torree Stringer of Kennett and a sister, Renee Evans of San Diego, Calif.

Visitation is 1 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 15, in the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today in the Bradshaw Chapel.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Herbert DeProw

Herbert Jackson "Stub" DeProw, 92, of Sikeston, Mo., formerly of Tallapoosa, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002 at Missouri Delta Hospital in Sikeston.

Born August 12, 1910, in Malden, Mo., a son of the late Mitchell and Molly Craig DeProw, he was a bricklayer and a member of the Pentecostal Church in Tallapoosa. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On June 21, 1964, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., he married Estelle Alexander who preceded him in death Sept. 9, 1993.

Survivors include six sons, Cornel DeProw and his wife, Ruby, of Seymore, Tenn., Bob DeProw and his wife, Nora, of Malden, Jack DeProw and his wife, Dale, of Decatur, Mich., Jerry DeProw and Gary DeProw, both of Paw Paw, Mich. and Johnny DeProw and his wife, Lori, of Gobles, Mich. Four daughters, Corrine Sandlin of Park Forest, Ill., Ola Faye McBee and husband, Jim, of Crete, Ill., Jo Ann Blankenship of New Madrid, Mo., Teresa Rice and her husband, Dale, of Malden; one step-daughter, Martha Kirchhofer of Sikeston; 15 grandchildren, a step-grandson and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Bill DeProw and Joseph DeProw, five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Bruce White officiating.

Burial in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Emma Foster

Emma Marie Foster, 79, of Kennett, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

There will be no visitation.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Bud Evans officiating.

Donna Harwell

Donna Louise Harwell, 55, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born August 22, 1947, in Caruthersville, a daughter of the late Gene Allen and Vera Dinnell Harwell, she was employed by Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Wesleyan Church of Caruthersville.

Survivors include a son, Jason Harwell of Pocahontas, Ark., a daughter, Valarie Cleveland and her husband, Doug, of Chester, S.C.; two sisters, Shelby Lee and Debby Hunt, both of Caruthersville; two grandchildren; Jaime and Savana Cleveland; a special friend, church Oatsvall of Caruthersville.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.

Burial was in Little Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Shannon Wallace, Charlie Oatsvall, John Abbott, Billy Underwood, Jeffrey T. Oatsvall and Roy Neal Jones.

Cleddis Huffman

Cleddis Huffman, 80, of Morehouse, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo.

Born Sept. 23, 1921, in Senath, Mo., a son of the late Martin H. and Maudie M. Goldsmith Huffman, he was a contract driver for the U.S. Postal Service. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

On March 29, 1952, in Piggott, Ark., he married Wilma Brown who survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Darrell Huffman of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Ricky Huffman of Bloomfield,Mo.; two daughters, Karla Huffman of Bell City, Mo. and Patricia Quiroz of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 15, at Watkins & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Morehouse.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston with the Rev. W.H. Worth officiating.

Elvie Milligan

Elvie Irene Milligan, 69, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at her home.

Born May 8, 1933 in Mountain View, Ark., a daughter of the late Newton and Ruthie Ballentine Diffey, she worked for Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Ely Baptist Church in Kennett.

On Dec. 9, 1960, in Braggadocio, Mo., she married Logan L. "Son" Milligan, who preceded her in death July 7, 1989.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Peggy Murphy of Brinkley, Ark.; two sisters, Lorene Jackson of Hayti, Mo. and Edna Hicks of Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville, with the Rev John Keel officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Malcolm Hicks, Dustin Cutler, Larry Cutler Jr., Paul Hicks, Rodney Hargrove and Luther Jackson.