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Area Deaths

Sunday, August 4, 2002

Donna Lumley

Donna Faye Lumley, 37, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville Beach.

Born Sept. 18, 1964, in St. Louis, a daughter of Don Lee Lumley of St. Louis and Alice DeProw Lumley Darmofal and her husband, Steven, of Tallapoosa, Mo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tallapoosa.

Survivors include one daughter, Brittney Faye Mady of the home; mother and step-father, Alice and Steven Darmofal of Tallapoosa; one brother, Don Lee Lumley II of Arnold, Mo. and a grandmother, Pauline DeProw of Tallapoosa.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5 at Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden, until the time of graveside services at noon in Rosewood Cemetery at Malden with the Rev. Randy DeProw officiating.

Lala Via

Lala Smith Via, 95, of Kennett, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at National Healthcare Center in Kennett.

Born Wednesday, April 3, 1907, at Caruthersville, Mo., a daughter of the late John T. and Sally Clark Frame, she was a homemaker, a member of Culbertson Community Homemakers Club and the Samford Church of Christ at Steele, Mo.

She married Homer Smith, who preceded her in death. She later married Herman Via, who also preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by five brothers.

Survivors include one son, John H. Smith and his wife, Lucille, of Steele; one daughter, Berry Whitfield and her husband, Buck, of Steele; three grandsons, Gary Whitfield of Texas, Terry Smith of Steele and David Smith of Branson and one granddaughter, Gwen Whitfield, of Memphis, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home of Steele with John Mundy officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.

Dennis Womble

Dennis Lynn Womble, 47, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg, Tenn.

Born Sept. 1, 1954, a son of the late Base and Lena Williams Womble, he was a graduate of Hayti, Mo. High School and member of the Hayti Church of Christ. On Aug. 17, 1972, in Memphis Tenn., he entered the U.S. Air Force from which he was honorably discharged Aug. 16, 1974 at Fort Gordon, Ga. He was employed at Loxscreen in Hayti.

On July 4, 1987, in Caruthersville, he married Laura L. Parkinson, who survives.

Other survivors include three children, Rachel Leighan Womble and Nicholas Lyle Womble of Caruthersville and Kasey Renee Smith of Missouri; two brothers, Bill Womble and Ronnie Womble, both of Hayti; six sisters, Betty Schmidt of St. Charles, Patsy Sandlin of Pearl, Miss., Joy Watkins and Pam Layman, both of Caruthersville, Brenda Westbrook of Paragould, Ark. and Susan Hall of Hayti.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dwight Chapman officiating.

Interment was in Little Prairie Cemetery under direction of H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Jackie Overbey, David Maclin, Tommy Woods, Ronnie E. Riddle, L.C. Nelson, Jr. and James S. Owens.