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Area Deaths

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

John Buchanan

John Buchanan, 84, of Kennett, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at his residence.

Born Aug. 5, 1917, in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Rupert and Mollie F. Kimble Buchanan, he was a Merchant Marine serving in WWII.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia McDaniel, of Kennett and Barbara Brown, of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Buchanan and one great-grandson, Blake Key.

Memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 25, at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Kennett with Father Henry Grodecki officiating.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Kennett Humane Society.

Truma Fox

Truma Grace Fox. 88, of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at her residence.

Born June 14, 1914, in Portageville, Mo., the daughter of the late Henry and Alice Trout Brannon, she was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden.

On Nov. 13, 1929, in Portageville, she married William Albert Fox, who preceded her in death on May 30, 1987. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Gertrude McAdoo.

Survivors include four daughters, Juanita Cain, of Sikeston, Mo., Patricia Earnheart, of Malden, Betty Riley, of Kennett and Sue Albright, of Eudora, Ark.; one brother, Aaron Brannon, of Malden; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 25, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Chuck Pipkins officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.

Virgil Long

Virgil Ralph Long, 80, of Senath, Mo., died Monday, June 17, 2002, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark.

Born Nov. 30, 1921, in Newark, Ark., he was the son of Robert Clay and Bessie Mae Baker Long.

On June 29, 1946, in Piggott, Ark., he married Dorothy Palmer, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, David Long and Barry Long and wife, Susan, all of Senath; three daughters, Shelia Mitchell, of Kennett, Sherry Ary, of Splendora, Texas and Kathy Reagan and husband, Ronald, of Paragould, Ark.; one brother, Henry Clay Long, of Batesville, Ark.; one sister, Vonnie Mae Eschenbrenner, of LeHigh Acres, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Doug Clinton officiating.

Vanessa Potter

Vanessa Potter, 42, of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Kennett, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born April 20, 1960, in Kennett, she was the daughter of Jim Shown, of Kennett and the late Bertha Lou Mabry Shown.

On March 18, 1990, she married Steve Potter, who survives of the home. Survivors also include two step-sons, Dustin Estes and Taylor Potter, of Paragould; one sister, Angie Shown, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two brothers, Tim Shown, of Jonesboro, Ark. and Donnie Shown, of Baxter, Tenn.; five nieces, Michelle Fields, of Baxter, Becky Sutton, of Cookeville, Tenn. and Ashley, Madison and Whitney Shown, all of Jonesboro and one nephew, Eric Shown, of Cookeville,

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Revs. Dale Rickman and J.C. Joyner officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett . Pallbearers were John Robinette, William Bailey, Mike Sloan, Keith Clark, Mark Lipper, Wes Sanford, Charlie Pedigo and Todd Harvey.