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Area deaths

Thursday, June 27, 2002

Martin Britt

Martin F. Britt, 71, of Clarkton, Mo., died Monday, June 24, 2002, at his residence.

Born Aug. 28, 1930, in Kennett, son of the late Joseph F. and Ada G. Davis Britt, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in Korea and a member of the Lynn Oak General Baptist Church in Clarkton, where he was a deacon and church clerk. He was County Executive Director for the Department of Agriculture and a former school teacher. s

On May 29, 1955, in Clarkton, Mo., he married Wanda Cruce, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Phillip Britt and wife, Bethany, of Kennett and Shannon Britt and wife, Julie, of Eureka, Mo.; four grandsons, Dillon, Jackson, Dawson and Mason; three sisters, Juanita Midge Shepard, of Blytheville, Ark., Mable Wentzell, of Bellevue, Wash. and Jo Alyce Mason, of Dexter, Mo.; mother-in-law, Vada Cruce, of Clarkton and a sister-in-law, LaDonne Bizzell, of Clarkton.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo. with the Revs. Bill Orr and Jack Allen officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center/Prostate Cancer Research, Washington University/Barnes Hospital, Campus Box 8509, 4444 Forest Park Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63108-2292.

Rosetta Cox

Rosetta Cox, 73, of Malden, Mo., died Monday, June 25, 2002, at her residence.

Born Feb. 21, 1929, in Greenville, Mo., daughter of the late George and Lucille Johnson Kean, she was a seamstress and of the Baptist faith.

On Oct. 28, 1943, in Piggott, Ark., she married Arvel Elmer Cox, who preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Dewayne Cox and Ronnie Cox and wife, Janet, all of Malden; two daughters, Peggy Cooper and husband, Jackie, of Chesterfield, Mo. and Shirley Brawner, of Ballwin, Mo.; one brother, James Kean, of Malden; nine grandchildren, Brian Cox, of Charleston, Mo., Jason Howell, of New York, N.Y., Kimberly Tucker, of Dexter, Mo., Michael Cox and Jackie Cooper II, both of Bloomfield, Mo., Donnie Brawner, of Springfield, Mo., Jason Brawner, of Fenton, Mo., Karen Kelly, of Crestwood, Mo. and Jeremy Cooper, of Germany; one great-granddaughter, Briget Lyn Cooper; one great-grandson, Andrew Todd Howell; four half-sisters, Wanda Marler, Ellen Masson, Ruth Oldham and Loretta Bowling and seven half-brothers, Sonny, Tom, Jim, Joe, Ted, Tiny and Darrin Kean.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with Dawsey Lee Brown officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.

Bobby Kelley

Bobby L. Kelley, 69, of O'Fallon, Mo., died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at his residence.

Born Oct. 25, 1932, in Senath, Mo., son of the late Arley and Eupal Kelley, he was a foreman at Corregated Paper Products and a member of Fairgrounds Road Church of Christ in Troy, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Doris J. Kelley, of O'Fallon; three daughters, Sonia Kelley and Tamela Boone and husband, Bobby, all of Moscow Mills, Mo. and Mickey Kelley, of McMinnville, Ore.; two brothers, Arley L. Kelley, Jr., of Senath and Larry D. Kelley, of Kennett; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Bobby L. Kelley, Jr.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Baue Funeral Home in O'Fallon.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Baue Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Fairgrounds Road Church of Christ Christian Scholarship Fund, 290 Fairgrounds Road, Troy, Mo., 63379.

Eldon Knotts

Eldon Knotts, 69, of Campbell, Mo., died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Campbell.

Mildred Robertson

Mildred Marie Robertson, 42, of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born March 10, 1960, in Ridgley, Tenn., daughter of Leroy Marshall, of Union City, Tenn. and Rosie Dokes Woolens, of Malden, she was a member of the Church of God in Christ in Malden.

Survivors also include two daughters, Candace Dokes and Marquita Robertson, both of Malden; three sisters, Cheryl Dargan, of Blytheville, Ark., Vanessa Fly, of Dyersburg, Tenn. and LaGina Marshall, of Union City; one brother, James Marshall, of Union City; grandmother, Marshall Lee Dokes, of Ridgley and one grandson, Kristopher Dokes, of Malden.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Anthony Marshall and step-father, George Woolens.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Elder James Fair officiating.

Burial will follow at the Macedonia Cemetery in Malden.