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Area Deaths

Tuesday, July 9, 2002

Mildred Baker

Mildred Juanita Baker, 89, of Malden, Mo., died Monday, July 8, 2002 at Malden Nursing Care Center in Malden.

Born Dec. 30, 1912, in rural Pemiscot County, Mo., daughter of the late Andrew "Andy" Jackson and Pearl Braswell Daugherty, she was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God Church in Malden.

On July 15, 1933, in Pemiscot County, she married Sherman Bruce Baker who preceded her in death March 3, 1968.

Survivors include four daughters: Dorris Fisher of Montgomery, Ala., Lillian May Dye of Malden, Wilma Ellsworth of Granite City, Ill. and Sherma Faye Baker of Millington, Tenn., a niece raised in the home, Judith M. Rice of Malden; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Sibert Patterson; a sister, Helen Hood; an infant grandson Robert Lee Ellsworth, Jr. and a son-in-law, Sgt. Raymond Allen May.

Visitation is 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at First Assembly of God with the Rev. Dale Shoup officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Ernie Bradshaw

Ernie Clyde Bradshaw, 90, of Senath, Mo., died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Barnes Hospital in St. Peters, Mo.

He was born Jan. 25, 1912, in Dyersburg, Tenn., son of the late Tommy and Gussie Shaw Bradshaw.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norene; a daughter, Barbara Bradshaw and a brother, Ike Bradshaw.

Survivors include two sons: Clyde Dewayne Bradshaw and his wife, Mollie, of Black Canyon City, Ariz. and Michael Bradshaw and his wife, Roberta, of St. Charles, Mo.; two brothers-in-law: Kenneth Ford and his wife, Wilma and Bill Ford and his wife, Jean and eight grandchildren: Stacey, Michael Jr., Kara, Adam, Leah, Nathan, Anthony and Shari.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 9, in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Drek Combs officiating.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kimball Ford, Michael Bradshaw, Jr., Jerry Patterson, Ken Ford, Lee Ford and Donnie Ford.

Faye Bramley

Faye M.. Bramley, 96, of Hayti, Mo. died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Nursing Home.

Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home of Hayti.

Billy Brent

Billy Brent, 67, of Gentry, Ark., formerly of Wardell, Mo., died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Little Rock, Ark.

Visitation begins at 5:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 9, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home Chapel in Wardell . Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Bradshaw-Osburn Chapel with the Rev. Louie Williams officiating.

Myrtle Brewington

Myrtle Brewington, 85, of Malden, Mo., died Monday, July 8, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Mo.

Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.

Ralph Chism

Ralph Chism, 79, of Conway, Ark., died Saturday, July 6, 2002 at his home. Born March 8, 1923, in Lanty, Ark., son of the late William H. and Johnnie Victoria Sutton Chism.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Sylvon Boone Chism; three brothers, Athel, Cecil and M.G. Chism and a sister, Ruby Truelove. Survivors include five daughters: Marilyn Robertson and her husband, Gerald and Dana McMahon and her husband, Don, all of Springfield, Mo., Diana Julian and her husband, Terry, of Benton, Ark., Marty Howard of Dexter and Renee Goodman and her husband, Stan, of Conway, Ark.; a son, Bill Chism and his wife, Frank, of Springfield; two brothers: Harold and Rayburn Chism and a sister, Reba Miller all of Plumerville, Ark.; six granddaughters: Robyn Cronin, Lana Byrd, Jill Mercing, Crystal Strong, Laura Schwieger and Katie Howard; seven grandsons: Brent Chism, Justin McMahon, Kevin Chism, Wes Howard, John Julian, Andy Goodman and David Howard and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, at the University Church of Christ with Bill Turner, Mike Morris and Lendall Bolin officiating.

Burial will be today, Tuesday, July 9, in Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. under direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Conway.

Malcom Gramling

Malcolm Oscar Gramling, 74, of Kennettt, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born Dec. 16, 1927, at Walcott, Ark., son of the late Estes G. and Cordie May Gramling, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Kennett.

On Nov. 25, 1949, he married Dolores Vearn Ray who survives.

Other survivors include a son, Timothy Paul Gramling of Cape Girardeau, Mo., three daughters: Doranna Lee Wells of Harriman, Tenn., Teresa Ann Gemeinhardt of Anniston, Mo. and Julie Elizabeth Foster of Allen, Texas; two brothers: Eugene Gramling of Kennett and Stan Gramling of Heber Springs, Ark.; three sisters: Maxine Ward of Aurora, Mo., Alidene Tinkle of Kennett and Madonna Stewart of Paragould, Ark. and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with Bro. Sam Stewart officiating.

Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemtery in Kennett.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund.

James Holmes

James P. Holmes, 78, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at his home.

Born Jue 2, 1924 in Lyon County, Ky., son of the late Monroe and Eliza Helton Holmes, he enlisted in the U.S. Army March 2, 1943, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. and received an honorable discharge at Jefferson Barracks Jan. 3, 1946. He was awarded three bronze stars during World War II. He was a machine operator with Case Manufacturing prior to retirement and was of the Methodist faith.

On July 14, 1950, in Davenport, Iowa, he married Doris Buck who preceded him in death. On Jan. 8, 1993, in DeWitt, Iowa, he married Mary Lucille Oliver, who survives.

Other survivors include two sons: Dennis Holmes of Haines City, Fla. and Larry Holmes of Clinton, Iowa; three daughters: Doris Ann Burmesiter, Long Grove, Iowa; Linda Morris, Davenport, Iowa and Marsha Christy of Caruthersville; two brothers: Willis Holmes of Oran, Mo. and Edward Holmes of Davenport; two sisters: Anna Mae Gillian of Montclair, Calif. and Beatrice Goetz of Bettendorf, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gene, and four sisters, Ruby Edwards, Viola Barker, Vernia James and Lois Barker.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.

Burial was in Little Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were R.J. Morris, Henry Williams, Josh Wilbanks, Robert Holmes, Darin Burmeister and Brian Morris.

Eunice Latimer

Eunice E. Latimer, 83, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Monday, July 1, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 1, 1919, in Beech Bluff, Tenn., daughter of the late Henry A. and Esther Willoughby Crumby, she attended school in Beech Bluff and Deering, Mo. She was a member of the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church and the Garden Club.

Survivors include two sisters: Martha Murphy and Ruby Irving, both of Jackson, Tenn. and two sisters-in-law, Mary Lee Crumby and Maxine Crumby, also of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Harold.

Funeral services were Thursday, July 4, at Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dwight Chapman officiating.

Burial was in Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville under direction of H.S. Smith Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Dan Travis, Gearl Adams, Mike Rutherford, C.L. Criswell, Charles Davis and Denny Merideth.

Aaron Little

Aaron Randall Little, 19, of Steele, Mo., died Sunday, June 30, 2002, in Blytheville, Ark.

Born Jan. 8, 1983, in Blytheville, son of Charles Randall and Janet Lynn Tomlin Little of Steele, Mo., he was a graduate of South Pemiscot High School and Cotton Boll Vocational Technical School and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Blytheville.

Other survivors include a brother, James Little of Helena, Ark.; a sister, Jennifer Reid of Steele; grandparents: Charles and Myrtle Little of Steele and Janie Estes of Hayti.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Doug Wight officiating.

Interment was in the Little Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Frankie Lane, Harold Shipley, Jackson Bradford, Jerod Beaver, Gary Shipley and Loran Shipley.

John Lorance

John Wesley Lorance, 87, of Kennett, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Bradshaw Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Mitag officiating.

Burial will be in Gregory Cemetery in Kennett.

Bernice McCammon

Bernice Wiley McCammon, 85, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at her residence.

Visitation will be 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 9, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at First Southern Baptist Church in Malden with Dr. Bill Jackson officiating.

Burial will be in Elder Cemetery at Campbell.

Euna Meddress

Euna Eula Meddress, 89, of Cardwell, Mo., died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Feb. 13, 1913, in Center, Ark., daughter of the late Green and Belle Carver Dawson, she was a homemaker and member of Antioch Church in Cardwell.

She married Erwin Meddress who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Ann Meddress.

Survivors include a son, Doug Meddress of Cardwell; four daughters: Pat Singleton of Paragould, Ark., Rheba Cothren of Searcy, Ark., Aneita Lentz and Wyveta Percell, both of Jackson, Tenn.; a brother, John Dawson of Paragould and sister, Luna King of Tallulah, La.; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Heath Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Heath Colonial Chapel with Herbert Knight officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Paragould.

Memorials may be made to the Cardwell Cemetery Road Fund.

Robert Michie

Robert "Bob" Gene Michie, 60, of West Memphis, Ark., died Thursday, July 4, 2002, in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Monday, Sept. 8, 1941, in Steele, son of Allie Nail Michie of Steele and the late Sid Michie, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a salesman.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy Michie of the home; two daughters: Julie Warrix and Tammy Michie both of Indiana; a brother, Bill Michie of West Memphis and two grandchildren.

Funeral services are today, Tuesday, July 9, in Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Steele, with the Rev. Jim Mousie officiating.

Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.

Earline Morgan

Earline Morgan, 81, of Holcomb, Mo., died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at National Healthcare in Kennett.

Born April 23, 1921, in Gideon, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ettie Green McCurter.

On Oct. 2, 1937, she married Chester Morgan who preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1970.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Morgan and two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include three sons: Charles Morgan and his wife, Glenda, of Clarkton, Mo., Ricky Morgan andhis wife, Sue, and Keith Morgan and his wife, Angie, all of Holcomb; two daughters: Joyce Fincher of Holcomb and Melba Hardcastle and her husband, Bob, of Pacific, Mo.; four brothers: Chester McCurter of Rossville, Ga., Russell McCurter of Maynard, Ark., Ray McCurter of Warsaw, Mo. and Ronnie McCurter of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters: Barbara Hall of Belton, Mo. and Brenda Zumwalt of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 9, at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial was in Sumach Cemetery near Kennett.

Pallbearers were Tony Fincher, Joe Morgan, Eric Morgan, Brian Hardcastle, Phillip Hardcastle and Clinton Morgan.

Mary Riley

Mary Riley, 81, of Farmington, Mo., formerly of Wardell, Mo., died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Presbyterian Manor Nursing Home in Farmington.

Arrangements incomplete with Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home of Wardell.

Andrew Waldrop

Andrew Ross Waldrop, 17, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Monday, July 1, 2002, in Blytheville, Ark.

Born Dec. 26, 1984, in Hayti, Mo., son of Terry Alan Waldrop and the late Diana Renee Tomlin Waldrop, he attended Caruthersville schools.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Kathryn Waldrop of Caruthersville; a step-brother, Thomas Buchanan of Caruthersville; a step-sister, Kristi Buchanan of Caruthersville; and grandparents, Maxine Waldrop of Caruthersville and Janie Estes of Hayti.

Funeral services were 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Caruthersville Recreation Center with the Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.

Burial was in Little Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jayme Medlin, Brad Clark, Randy Malone, Alex Morgan, Christopher Waldrop and Rogers VanAusdall.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Caruthersville High School baseball team and Bob Lazenby.

Lenzie Williams

Lenzie Williams, 91, of Kennett, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of Kennett.

Arrangements incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett.

Isaac Woten

Isaac "Ike" Woten, 91, of Wardell, Mo., died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti, Mo.

Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Chapel in Wardell.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Church of Christ in Wardell with Laddie Owens officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.