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Area Deaths

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Janice Ashley

Janice Ray Ashley, 44, of Gobler, Mo., died Friday, July 26, 2002 in Gobler.

Born March 28, 1958, at Hayti, Mo., she was a daughter of Connie Jean Prickett Petrucz of Glendale, Ariz. and the late Paul Nunnery Sr.

She married Lethal G. Ashley who preceded her in death July 9, 2000.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie Decker of Gobler; two sisters, Brenda Pardee and Robbie Grecco, both of Medford, Ore.; three brothers, Paul Nunnery, Jr. of Hornersville, Mo., Wayne Nunnery of San Antonio, Texas and George Petrucz of Glendale and two grandchildren, Tony and Brianna Decker.

No funeral services are planned.

Marie Clark

Marie Clark, 82, of Senath, Mo., and formerly of the Murray, Texas area, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark.

She was born Sept. 5, 1919 in Murray, Texas, a daughter of the late Archie Clade Golden.

She married William Douglas who preceded her in death in 1976. She then married Harold "Tip" Clark who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Violet Golden Ewing and three brothers, Joe Chester and Floyd Golden.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Lewis and his wife, Jeana, of Senath and Bob Lewis and his wife, Debbie, of Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Lily Golden Rice and Clera Golden Lowman and one brother, Arthur Golden and five grandchildren Jenifer Branum, Jay, Rob, Kim and Tiffany Lewis.

Furneral services were today, Tuesday, July 30, at the Morrison Funeral Home in Graham, Texas.

Burial was in the Murray Cemetery in Murray.

Lillie Crawford

Lillie Mae Crawford, 89, of Kennett, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born March 20, 1913, in Bollinger County, Mo., the daughter of the late Grover C. and Amy Jane Page Mungle, she was a member of the Baptist faith.

On Nov. 8, 1930, in Piggott, Ark., she married Archie Millard Crawford, who preceded her in death Sept. 10, 1993. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Crawford; a daughter, Betsy Grigsby; three brothers, Buck, G.C. and Milfred Mungle; two sisters, Ora Cooper and Etta Masters Carr and a great-granddaughter, Jane Ann McAnally.

Survivors include six sons, Gerald Crawford of Batesville, Ark., Jerry Crawford of Osceola, Ark., Mick Crawford, Jack Crawford and Tony Crawford all of Kennett and Lannie Crawford of Hartville, Mo.; two daughters, Judy Holt of Kennett and Sandra Niermeyer of Jefferson City, Mo.; two step-sons, Bill and James Crawford of Wappapello, Mo.; a step-daughter, Juanita Hendrix of St. Louis; two brothers, Ike Mungle and Jim Mungle of Kennett and a sister, Margie Moore of Kennett; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, in McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Jim Epps officiating.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Donna Lumley

Donna Lumley, 37, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Baptist Deacons Hospital in Jacksonville.

Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.

Roy Magers

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

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 30, in the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Bradshaw Chapel with the Rev. Gene Lancaster officiating.

Burial will be in the Portageville Cemetery at Portageville, Mo.

John Mitchum

John T. Mitchum, 86, of Doniphan, Mo., formerly of Caruthersville, Mo., died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at his home.

Born March 14, 1916, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Thomas Ervin and Bealie Louise Dabbs Mitchum, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Oct. 11, 1944 and was honorably discharged June 12, 1945, in Newport, R.I. He was a former member of the school board and Lion's Club of Caruthersville, a member of the Assembly of God Church in Doniphan and was in the shoe business prior to retirement.

On Sept. 13, 1953, in Hernando, Miss., he married Bonnie J. Parker, who survives.

Other survivors include six children, Sue Bennett, Louise Phillips, John Thomas Mitchum, Jr., and wife, Jackie, and Dan Mitchum and wife, Robin, all of Doniphan, Rodney Fisher and wife, Sally, of Caruthersville and Mike Fisher and wife, Carolyn, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Ruby Chamberlain of Hillsdale, Mich. and Christine Lee of Woodland, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2002, in the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Tackitt officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were John Thomas Mitchum, Jr., Rodney Fisher, Dan Mitchum, Chris Fisher, Ben Bennett, Jr. and Mike Fisher.

Jessie Neal Jessie Marie Neal, 85, of Southaven, Miss., formerly of Caruthersville, Mo. died Sunday, July 28, 2002.

Born Aug. 5, 1916, in Caruthersville, Mo. a daughter of the late Richard Monroe and Sally Mae Tidwell, she was a member of the Methodist Church.

On April 9, 1932, she married Bennie Neal, who preceded her in death in 1992. After retiring from farming, and moving to the Memphis, Tenn. area, the couple opened Mom's Steakhouse restaurant in Southaven.

Survivors include three sons, Eddie Neal of Little Rock, Ark., Wallace Neal and his wife, Monita and Richard Neal and his wife, Rebel, all of Southaven; one brother, Joe Tidwell of Bragg City, Mo.; three sisters, Virginia Marzulla of Miami, Fla., Lessie Johnson of Brooksville, Fla. and Verdie Ledbetter of Florissant, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hilda "Sister" Logan and Mary Magdelene and five brothers, Edward Tidwell, William Tidwell, Richard M. "Son" Tidwell, L.L. "Buddy" Tidwell and Larry "Pete" Tidwell.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 30, at Forrest Hill Memorial South Chapel in Memphis.

Ludie Shell

Ludie Ida Shell, 89, of Wardell, Mo., died Friday, July 26, 2002, at River Oaks Nursing Home in Steele, Mo.

Born Jan. 13, 1913, in Addison, Ala., daughter of the late Alford and Maggie Byars Orton, she was affiliated with the Wardell Church of Christ.

On Dec. 31, 1929, in Algood, Ala., she married Lee Roy Shell who preceded her in death April 17, 1988. Also preceding her in death were two sons, J.L. Shell and Hershel Shell; four brothers, Howard Williams, Lincoln Orton, Lawrence Orton and Burton Williams; three sisters, Lena Alred, Cora Williams and Edith Morgan and four grandchildren.

Survivors include five sons, Otto Shell and Jim Shell of Talladega, Ala., Gary Shell of Mill Springs, Mo., Mike Shell of West Linn, Ore. and Larry Shell of Wardell; four daughters, Betty Rasberry of Leeds, Ala., Joan Hill of Orlando, Fla., Bonnie Humphrey of Birmingham, Ala. and Diane Ricketts of Hibbing, Minn.; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home Chapel in Wardell with Jerry Ricketts and Laddie Owens officiating.

Burial was in Portageville Cemetery at Portageville, Mo.

Jennie Sullivan

Jennie Sullivan, 71, of St. Louis, and formerly of Gideon, Mo., died Monday, July 29 in St. Louis.

Arrangements incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden, Mo.

Jewell Tate

Jewell Mae Tate, 87, of Bernie, Mo., died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter, Mo.

Born Nov. 13, 1914, at Pershing, Ill., a daughter of the late Willie Alfonzo and Grace Stroble McCain, she owned and operated restaurants in Bloomfield, Mo. and Malden, Mo., and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bernie.

On Dec. 10, 1930, she married Paul Lester Teets, who preceded her in death April 10, 1965. She married Charles Otis Tate on Aug. 20, 1975 at Bernie. He preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1987. She was also preceded in death by a son, Loren Dale Teets; three brothers, Amos McCain, Aaron McCain and W.A. McCain and by a sister, Avis McCain.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Raymond Teets of Sorrento, Fla. and Wilford Teets of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two daughters, Helen Nadine Malone of Tuscambia, Ala. and Pauletta "Paula" Beck of Bernie; one step-son, Bernard Tate of Las Vegas, Nev.; one step-daughter, Beryl Hollis of St. Louis; a brother, John Quincy Adams of Flint, Mich; a sister, Ester Asbell of Bloomfield; 24 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 30, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel in Bernie with the Rev. Susan Marner-Sides officiating.

Burial followed in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield.

Eva Vaughn

Eva America Vaughn, 98, of Cardwell, Mo., died Friday, July 26, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark.

Born Dec. 24, 1903, in Cardwell, Mo., a daughter of the late James F. and Amanda Doolin Bishop, she was a homemaker and member of Forrest Grove General Baptist Church.

She married Arthur Vaughn who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, two infant children and a grandson, Marty Vaughn.

Survivors include two sons, Eules Vaughn and his wife, Mary and Gene Vaughn and his wife, Pat, all of Cardwell; a daughter, Neva Morrow and her husband, Wayne, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark. and one sister, Lucille Monk of Paragould, Ark.; seven grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 30, Heath Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould with the Revs. Kenneth Hargrave and Royce L. Schanda officiating.

Burial was in Cardwell Cemetery at Cardwell.

Memorials may be made to Cardwell Cemetery, P.O. Box 488, Cardwell, Mo. 63829 or Forrest Grove Baptist Church, 1156 Hwy. 412, Cardwell.