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Area Deaths

Sunday, August 11, 2002

Cora Aldridge

Cora Aldridge, 69, of Doniphan, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Funeral services are incomplete. McDaniel Funeral Service in Kennett is in charge of arrangements.

Chester Branum

Chester B. Branum, 78, of Dexter, Mo. died on Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter.

Born in Hornersville, Mo. on May 26, 1924 he was a member of the Sugar Tree General Baptist Church, a former custodian at the Dexter High School and a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II.

On May 1, 1988 he married Thelma Menley McNeeley, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Jerry Branum and Deryl Branum, both of Dexter; two step-daughters; two brothers, Charles and Tommy Branum, both of Kennett; three grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lee, Milt and Willie Branum; and by two sisters, Beryl Holmes and Nellie Hanners.

Visitation services will be at the Rainey Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at the Rainey Mathis Funeral Home Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Joe Ogelvie and Rev. Everett Hessling officiating.

Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Hershel Cook

Hershel Leon Cook, 79, of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Malden, Mo. died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Peters.

Born September 3, 1922 in Bear Creek, Ala. to the late Harvey Clarence and Dessie Flora Howell Cook, he was an U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II and attended the West Side General Baptist Church in St. Ann, Mo.

On December 22, 1945 he married Martha Warth in Piggott, Ark. who survives of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Harold Cook and wife, Susan, of Madison, Ala.; one daughter, Karen McCartney and husband, Gary, of St. Peters; one brother, H.C. Cook of Malden; one sister, Doris Shaw of Melbourne, Fla.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Ora Heugel

Ora Heugel, 72, of Kennett, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born in Tennessee on Aug. 14, 1929 to the late Mose and Ermer Johnson Jackson. She married Harry Heugel, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carrol and James Jackson; and three sisters, Lucille Ratliff, Francis Webber and Ellen Brown.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial will be at the Lulu Cemetery in Senath.

Pallbearers were Tommy Caudle, Greg Caudle, Duane Sullivan and Michael Buchanan.