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Area Deaths

Friday, July 12, 2002

Thelma Butler Thelma L. Butler, 64, of Kennett, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Verna Hamm

Verna Louise Hamm, 77, of Kennett, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of Kennett.

Born Sept. 19, 1924, in Holland, Mo., daughter of the late Bert and Ada Biggs Hatley, she attended school in Holland and was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Caruthersville, Mo.

On April 16, 1946, in Caruthersville, she married Gerald C. Hamm who preceded her in death Feb. 15, 2001.

Survivors include a son, Gerald Wayne Hamm, Sr., and his wife, Shirley, of Caruthersville; three daughters, Melba Johnson and Pamela Grubbs and her husband, Gary, of Caruthersville and Wanda Woods of Micola, Mo.; a brother, Billy Hatley of Caruthersville; a daughter-in-law, Carol Hamm of Ripley, Tenn.; two step-brothers Charles Taylor of Caruthersville and William L. "Joker" Taylor of Kennett; a step-sister, Marie Collins of Junction City, Kan.; a brother-in-law, Norman Hamm of Caruthersville; two sisters-in-law, Louise Mulroney of Philadelphia, Pa. and Judy Green of Sicily Island, La.; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Glenn Hamm, Sr., a grandson, Leon Woods, Jr., a son-in-law, Leon Woods, Sr. and six brothers.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Harmon officiating.

Burial was in Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Cecil Wayne Johnson, Gary Grubbs, Gary Hatley, Michael J. Watkins, Eli Johnson, Vaughn Treece, Bubby Henson and Richard VanVickle.

Arrangements by H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville.

Charles Hensley

Charles Hensley, 69, of Dyersburg, Tenn., died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at his home.

Born Monday, May 8, 1933, in Holland, Mo., son of the late Ed and Jane Fretwell Hensley, he was a mechanic and member of the Church of God.

Survivors include a son, Mark Charles Hensley of Maine, a daughter, Angelia Gammons of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Juanita Sutton of Brunswick, Ga.; six grandchildren, Tyler, Dustin, Chad, Cody and Destiny Gammons and one great-grandchild, Cheyenne.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Howe and Flora Armstrong and two brothers, Carl Hensley and Burl Hensley.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Friday, July 12, at Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Steele, Mo. with the Rev. Charles Faught officiating.

Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.

Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson, 72, of Gideon, Mo., died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon.

Visitation is today, Friday, July 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at McDaniel Chapel.

Burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Bobby Lyles

Bobby Gene Lyles, 63, of Kennett, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett, until the time of services at 2 p.m. Bishop Willie H. Johnson will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Hayti.

Leo Penrod

Leo E. Penrod, 85, of Carmi, Ill., formerly of Malden and Campbell, Mo., died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at White County Medical Center-Skilled Care Unit in Carmi.

Born Sept. 21, 1916, in Malden, son of the late W.C. and Rosabelle Williams Penrod, he was a retired electrician for the city of Carmi, a member and honorary deacon the Cherry Street General Baptist Church in Carmi.

On March 2, 1935, he married Jaunita Mizel who preceded him in death Sept. 15, 1977. On Jan. 15, 1978, he married Pauline May McDonald who survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Ruth Ann Ray and her husband, John, of O'Fallon, Mo., and Betty Joe Bolin of Campbellsville, Ky.; two step-sons, Joe Crawford of Marshall, Ill. and Gary Crawford of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; a sister, Rilla Tomlinson of Malden; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 10-great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters and a granddaughter, Donna.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, July 13, in Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, in Elder Cemetery at Campbell with John Ray officiating.