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Area Deaths

Sunday, July 21, 2002

Ralph Berger

Ralph E. Berger, 78, of Qulin, Mo., died Friday, July 19, 2002, at his residence.

Born June 12, 1924, in Oglesville, Mo., son of the late Max and Rosa Oden Berger, he was a farmer and member of the Oglesville General Baptist Church. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On Nov. 6, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., he married Sue E. Taylor, who survives.

Other survivors include a brother, Arlin Berger of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Geneva Berger of Qulin and two brothers-in-law, C.E. Forrest and Cleo Taylor, Jr. and his wife, Mae, all of Qulin and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Emil Berger and one sister, Onedia Forrest.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. today, Sunday, July 21, at Oglesville General Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Richmond and Gerald Berger officiating.

Burial will be in Berger Cemetery at Qulin.

Dorothea Campbell

Dorothea Campbell, 68, of Elsberry, Mo., formerly of Senath, Mo., died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at her residence. Visitation will be Sunday, July 21, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Senath.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, at McDaniel Chapel with the Rev. Allie Mae McKnight officiating.

Burial will be in McGrew Cemetery.

Opie Clevenger

Opie Clevenger, 86, of Senath, Mo., died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born Feb. 3, 1916, in Halls, Tenn., son of the late James and Loretta Cates Clevenger, he was a veteran of World War II, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

On Aug. 6, 1954, in Senath, he married Charlene Duke who survives . Other survivors include a daughter, Diane Skelton and her husband, Jake, of Senath and a granddaughter, Kristyn Skelton and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Graveside services were 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Senath Cemetery with the Rev. Derek Combs officiating.

Pallbearers were Barbara Spence, Kenny Johnson, Charley Adams, Jerry Pillow, Harold Horner, Bill Clevenger, Jesse Small, Joe Small, Joe Thompson, Tom Chandler, John Wilcox, Coy Kelley, Virgil Gilkey, John McClain, Joe Bankhead, Keith Milligan, Keith Mitchell, Phillip Utley, Robby Shrum, Wendel Fritz, Will and Matt Mobley and Jim Milligan.

J.D. Cunningham

J.D. Cunningham, 99, of Senath, Mo., died Monday, July 15, 2002, at his home.

Born Sunday, March 15, 1903, in Little Rock, Ark., son of the late Sam and Ida Cunningham, he was a farm and gin laborer and member of the Holcomb Worship Center in Holcomb, Mo. In 1941 in Little Rock, Ark., he married Rosie Bernice Barker, who preceded him in death Jan. 23, 1982.

Survivors include four daughters, Gladys Redden of Malden, Mo., Betty Bost, Patricia Squires and Mary Cunningham Moody all of Kennett; two sons, Jimmy Cunningham of Kennett and Jerry Cunningham of Senath; a sister, Bessie Stafford of Tulsa, Okla.; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a step-grandson.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey and Roy Cunningham and a sister, Lessie Adam. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Philip Bartholomew officiating.

Burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Janet Lee

Janet L. Lee, 40, of Kennett, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, in Kennett.

Arrangements incomplete with McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.

Edith Mathis

Edith Gustine Mathis, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti, Mo.

Born Oct. 11, 1915, in Christian County, Ky., a daughter of the late James and Florence Bates Griffin, she attended school in Central City, Ky. and was employed more than 40 years by Brown Shoe Co. before retiring. She was a member of Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church in Caruthersville. On Jan. 10, 1945, in Caruthersville, she married Kinch Arlen Mathis, who preceded her in death April 29, 1985. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Cathay Fisher of Caruthersville; four grandchildren, Brannon Fisher and Angela Houston, both of Caruthersville and Tammy Brodie and Larry Gene Fisher, both of Cooter, Mo.; five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, at H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.

Burial was in Little Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ronald Brodie, Danny Sanders, Eric Tilmon, John Tilmon, Joe Tilmon and Larry Fisher.

Donald Webb

Donald P. Webb, 68, of Boynton, Beach, Fla., formerly of Kennett, died Sunday, June 23, 2002 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital of complications from a stroke.

Born April 3, 1934, at White Oak, Mo., son of Howard and Dollie Webb, he served with air crash rescue in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was retired from the Delray Beach (Fla.) Fire Department, was a painting contractor and a deacon at Lakeview Baptist Church in Delray Beach.

Survivors include his wife of 46-year, Glenna Geraldine Flint Webb; two sisters, Mary Ellen Smith of Covina, Calif. and Karen Webb of Seattle, Wash. and four brothers, Howard Webb of St. Louis, Russ Webb of Santa Monica, Calif., Jerry Webb of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Miles Webb of Plymouth, Minn.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, June, 27, at Lakeview Baptist Church.

Entombment was in the Boyton Beach Mausoleum.