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Area Deaths

Sunday, September 8, 2002

Linda Russell

Linda Ruth Russell, 54, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at her home.

Born June 18, 1948, at Cottonwood Point, Mo., a daughter of the late Ernest and Vina Marcella Payne Flippo, she was a licensed practical nurse and personnel director at White & Associates, Caruthersville.

In Nov. 1985, she married Lloyd "Buddy" Russell who survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Tina Rushing of Caruthersville; a son, Erik Jackson of Caruthersville; a step-daughter, Kimberly Kelley of Manila, Ark.; a step-son Chip Russell III of Blytheville, Ark.; a brother, Ernest Richard Flippo of Caruthersville; two sisters, Mary France Franklin of Greenfield, Tenn. and Vina Sue Carpenter of Booneville, Miss.; four grandchildren, Sara Rushing and Collin Rushing of Caruthersville and Kalyn Harris and Aubrey Kelly of Manila.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Marie Flippo and Lajeanne Flippo.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Jack Allen Jones officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Ricky Flippo, Tom Flippo, William Franklin, James Carl Baker, Robert Hundhausen and B.J. Vujicic.

Maxine Stone

Maxine Stone, 73, of Senath, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born July 22, 1929, in Leachville, Ark., she was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Forence Opal Springer Hyde.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice Beck and her husband, Wesley, of Rector, Ark., and Glenda Sue Badgley and her husband, Thomas, of Davison, Mich.; a sister, Mazel Braden of Senath; five grandchildren, Brad Tinnin, Valorie LeFevre, Jason, Chad and Angela Beck; four great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Amanda Tinnin and Jacob and Ashtyn Beck.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Hyde and three sisters, Lora Nelson, June Pickett and Helen Poole.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Assembly of God Church in Senath with the Revs. Virgil Weaks and Wayland Tom officiating.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery under direction of McDaniel Funeral Service of Senath.

Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.

Pauline Thompson

Pauline Thompson, 89, of Senath, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark.

Born July 4, 1913, in Hornersville, Mo., she was a daughter of the late Ed and Rosa Burton McCuen.

On July 4, 1936, in Senath, she married William Thompson who preceded her in death Oct. 29, 1974.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mary Thompson of Owensville, Mo.; two grandchildren, Gidget Holt and her husband, Ken, of Fenton, Mo. and Kevin Thompson and wife, Mary, of Cedar Hill, Mo. and three great-grandchildren, Sara and Mattie Thompson and Chloe Holt.

She was preceded in death by a son, Clois "Rod" Thompson; two brothers, Bond and Ray McCuen and a sister, Parthina Corbett.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 6, at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Leland Dement officiating.

Burial was in the McGrew Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ryan Bateman, Joe Thompson, Joe Don Thompson, Kevin Thompson and Ken Holt.

Ronny Wilborn

Ronny Wilborn, 58, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Aug. 8, 1944, at Cardwell, Mo., a son of Walker Wilborn of Paragould, Ark. and the late Opal Wilborn, he was a farmer and veteran of the National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Wilborn of the home; a son, Jason Wilborn of the home; one brother, Ken Wilborn of Turkey, N.C. and two sisters, Marilyn Dempsey and her husband, James, of Ellendale, Tenn. and Dawna Schatzley and her husband, Bill, of Paragould, Ark.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould, Ark. with Chris Dempsey and Herbert Knight officiating.

Burial will be in Lulu Cemetery near Senath.

Pallbearers are his nephews: Andy Schatzley, Ed Dempsey, John Freeman, Danny Knight, Curt Wilborn, Danny Ray Knight and Montgomery Dempsey.

Honorary pallbearers are C.B. Anderson, Mike Rutherford, Harold Turpin and Doug Richardson.