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Area Deaths

Friday, July 5, 2002

Melvin Adams

Melvin Louis Adams, 58, of Clarkton, Mo., died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at Three Rivers HealthCare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born June 11, 1944, in Jonesboro, Ark., son of Curtis Melvin Adams, of Gideon, Mo. and the late Pearl Angelina Goodon Adams, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam, a member of the American Legion and the Stanfield Baptist Church in Gideon. He was employed at Plastene Supply in Portageville, Mo.

Survivors include four sons, Curtis, Roy and Christopher Adams, all of Clarkton and Daniel Adams, of Decatur, Mich.; two daughters, Angela Johnson, of Clarkton and "Nancy" Jessica Loos, of Scottsbluff, Neb.; three brothers, James "Butch" Adams, of Joplin, Mo., Roy Adams, of Copperas Cove, Texas and Ronnie Cato, of Blytheville, Ark.; seven sisters, Barbara Farthing, of Dalton, Neb., Linda Turner, of Sidney, Neb., Ann McPherson and Dee Brown, both of Lawton, Okla., Iris Puttney, of Richmond, Va., Aline Viverette, of Portageville and Sharon Davis, of Cushing, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Scott Adams.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Friday, July 5, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial with military rites willfollow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.

Frank Crail, Jr.

Frank Orland Crail, Jr., 55, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Cardwell, Mo., died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at the Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro.

Born Oct. 1, 1946, in Kennett, son of Peggy Wicker Crail, of Cardwell and the late Frank Orland Crail, Sr., he was a former elementary school teacher, an employee of Old Reliable Casualty Insurance Co., a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Cardwell and an active member of the Grand Masonic Lodge of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. He was one of the frist men in Arkansas selected as a member of Kappa Alpha Court of Honor at ASU.

He married Patty Shultz, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, E.J. Roussell; one sister, Pamela Lambert, of Memphis, Tenn; one brother, G. Bruce Crail, of Chicago, Ill.; two nieces and two nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, July 5, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the First Baptist Church in Cardwell with the Rev. Harold Dunbar officiating.

Burial will follow at the Lulu Cemetery.

Pallbearers are David Hardke, Mike Mumma, Morris Alan Lambert, Van Hawkins, Charles White and Jack Lewis.

Honorary pallbearers are Dalton Markin, Rodney Sipes, Chris Wade, Dale Butler, Milton Chambers, T.H. Draffen and Lester Forbes.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ASU Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1990, State University, Ark. 72467, for Kappa Alpha fraternity scholarship assistance in memory of Frank O. Crail, Jr. Fayrene George

Fayrene Opal George, 81, of Ridgeland, Miss., died Monday, July 1, 2002, at the Whispering Pines Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

Born March 9, 1921, in Senath, Mo., whe was the daughter of the late Roy and Elizabeth Rawson Holsten.

She married Jewel George, who preceded her in death on March 6, 1999. She was also preceded in death by one son, Stephen George.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Wilson and husband, Charles, of Pearl, Miss.; one brother, Lyndel Holsten, of Holcomb, Mo.; one sister, Mona Richard, of Long Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren, Charles P. Wilson, Jr., Destin Wilson and Cassandra Lynn Heath and three great-grandchildren, Ryder, Cash, and Cruz Heath.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 3, at the Gregory Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Derek Combs officiating.

Pallbearers were Charles Wilson, Jr., Destin Wilson, Rick and Tom Thompson and Jerry Lynn and Mike Holsten.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.

Diane Gill

Diane Gill, 49, of Kennett, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at her residence.

Born July 31, 1952, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Anna Luehrmann Stenger, of St. Louis and the late Henry Stenger, she was a school teacher.

On Nov. 25, 1994, in Dell, Ark., she married Robert Gill, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Ashley and Christopher Geers, both of Springfield, Mo.; two step-sons, Robert Gill, Jr., of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Joseph Gill, of Kennett; one step-daughter, Tilletia Ray, of Kennett; two brothers, Norman Stenger, of Houston, Texas and Robert Stenger, of Waterloo, Ill. and one sister, Placida Wotring, of Fenton, Mo.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, at the St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Kennett with Father Henry Grodecki officiating.

Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery at Blytheville, Ark.

Pallbearers were Clyde Franklin, Robert Wotring, Bob Redman, Tom Leeker, Larry Kelley and Audie Padrones.

Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice in Kennett.

Noveda Hall

Noveda Hall, 70, of Senath, Mo., died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6.p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, July 5, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the McDaniel Fuenral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Atlanta, Ga.