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Area Deaths

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Louis Blume

Louis Gregory Blume, 59, of Dittmer, Mo., formerly of Glennonville, Mo., died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at his residence.

Born May 25, 1943, in Glennonville, son of Xavier Anthony and Mary Theresia Bader Blume, he was a welder and of the Catholic faith.

On Nov. 3, 1962, in Glennonville, he married Henrietta Moffitt, who survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Deborah Christian and friend, Jeff Carver, of Dittmer and Karen Townsend and her husband, Mike, of Imperial, Mo.; two sons, Rodney Blume of Villa Ridge, Mo. and Greg Blume and friend, Dana Allen, of Imperial; two sisters, Sr. Clara Ann Blume of Denver, Colo. and Agnes Sheets and her husband, Fred, of Imperial; two brothers, Jerome Blume and his wife, Sandy, of House Springs, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Don Eaton of Qulin, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Joan Blume of Campbell, Mo.; five grandchildren, Sarah Christian, Danny, Andy and Emily Blume and Cody Townsend.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frieda Eaton and Mary Blume, an infant; one brother, John Blume.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell, where Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Glennonville with Father Glenn Eftink officiating.

Burial will be in St. Teresa's Cemetery in Glennonville.

Muriel Garris

Muriel Lorene Garris, 69, of Malden, Mo., died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Feb. 7, 1933, in Gibson, Mo., daughter of the late William Guy and Leona Romines Neal, she was a member of Voice of Zion Church in Malden.

On May 21, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., she married Loyd Franklin Garris, who preceded her in death Aug. 14, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmie Garris of Malden and Kenny Garris of Granbury, Texas; two daughters, Mary Mims and Deborah Ader, both of Malden; one brother, Junior Neal of Charleston, Mo.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 1, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Bradshaw Chapel with the Rev. Roger Fowler officiating.

Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery in Malden.

Ronny Nelson

Ronny Jo Nelson, 52, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born April 30, 1950, at Walnut Corner, Ark., he was a son of Virginia Brown of Jonesboro, Ark. and the late Henry Ford Nelson.

On Aug. 24, 1989, in Blytheville, Ark., he married Debbie Tyler, who survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Tricia Crisher and her husband, Mike, of Jonesboro, Shelly Jarrett and Gina Hatch, both of Hayti; three sons, R.J. Nelson of Hayti, Richard Morgan of Risco, Mo. and Greg Morgan of Benton, Mo.; four sisters, Hester Pipes, Ruth Ann McKee and Beverly Thomas all of Jonesboro and Regina Freeman of Bono, Ark.; one brother, Henry Ray Nelson of St. Joseph, Mo.; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 2, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti, with the Rev. John Keel officiating.

Burial was in the Lorado Cemetery at Lorado, Ark.

Pallbearers were Bobby Alexander, Willie Durbin, Jerry Todd, Randy Tyler, Steven Todd and Keith Hamm.

Area Deaths

2002-07-31

DDD

400

Muriel Garris

Muriel Garris, 69, of Malden, Mo., died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.

Olan Langston

Olan Richard Langston, 81, of Vinita Park, Mo., died Monday, July 29, 2002, at his residence.

Born Dec. 26, 1920, in Clarkton, Mo., a son of Everett Washington and Frances Elizabeth Hodge Langston, he was a retired welder and member of West Side General Baptist Church in St. Ann, Mo. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, was a survivor of the USS Lexington and a member of the Thoman-Boothe American Legion Post 338.

On June 22, 1942, he married Nellie Evelyn Maddox, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Joyce Stanfill and her husband, Ralph, of Geneseo, Ill.; two sisters, Audrey Stroud of Arnold, Mo., and Virgie (unknown) of St. James, Mo; one brother, Raymond Langston and his wife, Ruth, of Energy, Ill.; two grandchildren, Michael Stanfill of Chesterfield, Mo. and Alan Stanfill of St. Charles, Mo.; two great-grandchildren Graham Stanfill and Paige Stanfill.

He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Richard Langston and five brothers and sisters.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral services are 4 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell, Mo. with the Revs. James Hamlett and Roy Stanfill officiating.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Campbell.

Roy Magers

Roy Gilbert Magers, 76, of Risco, Mo., died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born June 20, 1926, in Hayward, Mo., son of the late Roy A. and Rose Keener Magers, he served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was of the Southern Baptist faith.

On Aug. 20, 1976, in Parma, Mo., he married Agnes Pauline LaFerny Pardon, who survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Roy Gilbert Magers, Jr. of Gideon, Mo. and Robert Joe Magers of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two step-sons, James Pardon of Gideon and Carl Wayne Pardon of Portageville, Mo.; two step-daughters, Paula Fenn of Milford, Mich. and Vicky Douglas of Risco; one sister, Mary Ellen Pardon of Shreveport, La. and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 31, in the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Lancaster officiating.

Burial, with military rites, was in the Portageville Cemetery at Portageville.

Lee Sullivan

Jennie Lee Sullivan, 71, of St. Louis and formerly of Gideon, Mo., died Monday, July 29, 2002, at her residence . Born July 18, 1931, in Braggadocio, Mo., a daughter of the late Gilbert and Jennie Smedley Lowry, she attended the Church of Christ.

On Oct. 9, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., she married D.G. Sullivan who preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1974. She was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Dale Sullivan, a brother, Billy Lowry and a sister, Audie Lowry.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Elaine Dinning of Benton, Ky., two sons, David Wayne Sullivan and Steven Ray Sullivan, both of St. Louis; two brothers, William Lowry of Caruthersville, Mo. and Wilbert Lowry of St. Louis; two sisters, Sylvia Harmon of Mountain Home, Ark. and Brenda Henson of Benton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 31, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Bradshaw Funeral Chapel with David McElwain officiating.

Burial will be in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.