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Area Deaths

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Leslie Barnett

Leslie "Sonny" Barnett, 66, of Clarkton, Mo., died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Three Rivers HealthCare North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Bartholomew officiating.

Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Campbell, Mo.

J.D. Cunningham

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

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 17, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Bartholomew officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

L.D. Goodman

L.D. Goodman, 60, of Parma, Mo., died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born June 6, 1942, in Joiner, Ark., son of Jackie Marie Goodman, of Norman, Ark. and the late Amos Lee Goodman, he was a farmer.

On Dec. 1, 1961, in Joiner, he married Patsy Ann Franks, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Keila Marie Emery, of Risco, Mo. and Vickie Sue Prchal, of Parma; one son, Donnie Ray Goodman, of Malden, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Will and Alicia Emery, both of Risco, Brian, Terrie and Kerrie Neeley, all of St. Mary's, Ohio and Ashley and Katie Goodman, both of Malden; two brothers, Leeman Goodman, of Portland, Ore. and Charles Eugene Goodman, of Boyd, Texas and five sisters, Lavetra Marie Rich, of Meridian, Miss., Margarette Evaline Pruitt, of Byhalia, Miss., Mary Jo Hunter, of Gaffney, S.C., Latrease Ileane Page, of Millington, Tenn. and Qulia Ann Goodman, of Wright City, Okla.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Sue Goodman. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo. with the Rev. Frank Townsend officiating. William Grindstaff

William Peter Grindstaff, 102, of Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Campbell and Bernie, Mo., died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at St. Jospeh Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Born Dec. 13, 1899, in Patton, Mo., son of the late John H. and Effie Nugent Grindstaff, he was a farmer, a night watchman and a gardener. He was a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church in Campbell.

On Oct. 27, 1932, he married Mary Inez Haynes, who preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 2000.

Survivors include three daughters, Edith M. Anderson and husband, David A., of Saline, Mich. and Mary Ann H. Dunn and Rebecka K. Andress, both of Ann Arbor; one son, William J.H. "Jack" Grindstaff and wife, Lynn, of Poway, Calif.; six grandchildren, Kimberly K. Dunn Rummel, of Tallahassee, Fla., John D. Anderson, of Ann Arbor, Elizabeth C. Dunn, of Chicago, Ill., Jeffrey T. Andress, of Lake Jackson, Texas, Brian C. Andress, of Fostoria, Mich. and Heather S. Grindstaff, of Las Vegas, Nev. and four great-grandchildren, McKensie S., Whitley B. and Emerson J. Rummel, all of Tallahassee and Dillon M. Andress, of Fostoria. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Hursel, Lester, Clinton and Lloyd and four sisters, Maude Kildow, Pearl Morgan, Mary Britt and Mildred Stout.

A memorial service was held today, Wednesday, July 17, in Ann Arbor.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bryan Johnson and Dawsey Lee Brown officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bethany Cemetery in Campbell.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Bethany General Baptist Church or Bethany Cemetery Fund.

Gloria Herron

Gloria Jean Herron, 44, of Hayti, Mo., died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Memphis, Tenn.

Daughter of Willie Mae Hampton, of Kennett and Roosevelt Fowler, of Turrell, Ark., she was a nurse's aide and a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Morning Star Baptist Church in Steele, Mo.

Survivors also include three daughters, Beulah McBride, Renalda Herron and Tina McFerrin, all of Blytheville, Ark.; three sons, LaKeith Robinson, of Hayti, Nathan Herron, of Steele and Dewayne Robinson, of Kileen, Texas; six sisters, Minnie Smith, of Blytheville, Pearline and Brenda Hampton, both of Kennett, Elizabeth Johnson, of Arizona, Ollie Hampton, of Oklahoma and Diane Hampton, of Houston; five brothers, L.D. Hampton, of Georgia, Larry, Issac, and Tyrone Hampton, all of Kennett and Charlie Hampton, of Arizona and eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 17, at the Collins Mortuary Chapel in Blytheville. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Revival Center in Blytheville with Pastor Charles Warman officiating.

Burial will follow at the Sandy Ridge Cemetery in Burdette, Ark.

Al Johnson

Al Johnson, 71, of Henderson, Ky., formerly of Kennett, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Henderson.

He worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as a poultry inspector and at Murray State University in maintenance. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia L. Johnson; two daughters, Deborah J. "Debbie" Hein, of Henderson and Melinda Johnson Lovett, of Murray, Ky.; one son, Robert Stephen Johnson, of Madison, Ala.; one sister, Judith Johnson, of Cadiz, Ky. and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 17, at the Tapp Funeral Home in Henderson.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July18, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Murray with Gary Puryear officiating.

Memorials may be made to Church of Christ, 1202 N. Green St., Henderson, Ky. 42420.

Jerry Myers

Jerry Myers, 63, of Senath, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Three Rivers Health Care North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born June 2, 1939, in Kennett, he was the son of the late James E. and Laura Winchester Myers.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Myers, of Columbia, Mo.; two daughters, Laura Myers and Betty Peoples, both of Columbia; one brother, Ronald Myers, of Kennett; two sisters, Anna Hobbs, of Senath and Rosalee Chism, of Kennett; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Leanna Myers; three brothers and one sister.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.

Hubert Petty

Hubert Petty, 77, of Kennett, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at his residence.

Born Aug. 28, 1924, in Senath, Mo., son of the late William and Sylvia Long Petty, he was a member of the Third Street Baptist Church.

On Sept. 19, 1946, he married Marcelle Hatcher, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Jerry Petty, of East Alton, Ill.; six daughters, Phyllis Brandon, Mary Jane Damron and Deborah Ivy, all of Kennett, Linda Padgett, of St. Louis, Mo., Betty Winfrey, of Columbia, Mo. and Teresa Rowton Carter, of Florence, S.C.; one brother, W.L. Sturgeon, of Kennett; one sister, Donna Poole, of Blytheville, Ark.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 17, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Scott Brandon, Chad Pitts, Shane Petty, Mark Rowton, Dustin Ivy and Tommy Poole.

Bobby Stacy

Bobby Gene Stacy, 71, of Kennett, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Dec. 28, 1930, in Essex, Mo., son of the late Virgel and Lorene Wright Stacy, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea and was in the auto parts business.

On Sept. 21, 1953, in Kennett, he married Gearline Smith, who survives of the home.

Survives also include three sons, Doyle and Tony Stacy, both of Kennett and Steven Stacy, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one daughter, Debbie Stacy, of Kennett; one brother, L.G. Jaco, of Breedsville, Mich.; three sisters, Helen Adams, of Corning, Ark., Carolyn Ampey, of Gobles, Mich. and Shelby Sullins, of Bangor, Mich.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 17, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Vodie Jackson and Larry Dugger officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett. Pallbearers were Jim Moody, Bob Holder, James Waynick and Michael, Brian and Keith Stacy.

Honorary pallbearers were Don and Terry Key, Jimmy Rasberry, Danny Goodman and Frankie Campbell. Angela Thompson

Angela Darlene Myers Thompson, 39, of Clarkton, Mo., died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Three Rivers Health Care North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.