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Area Deaths

Friday, June 21, 2002

William Bond

William "Bill" Darrell Bond, 61, of Armington, Ill., died Monday, June 17, 2002, at Pekin Living and Rehab Center.

Born March 11, 1941, in Deering, Mo., son of the late Otis M. and Hazel Irene Wright Bond, he was a carpet layer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Steele, Mo.

Suriviors include two brothers, Harold Bond and wife, Berdean, of Armington, Ill. and Carroll Bond and wife, Helen, of Fayetteville, Ark.; one sister, Doris I. Ivy, of Jonesboro, Ark. and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, June 21, at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele with the Rev. Rudy Thrasher officiating.

Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home of Steele was in charge of arrangements.

Fannie Hardesty

Fannie Lafern Hardesty, 45, of Pascola, Mo., died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Mo.

Born Feb. 28, 1957, in Peru, Ind., daughter of Flora M. Hamlett, of Pascola and the late Bobby Hamm, she was a lab technician and attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Pascola.

Survivors also include her step-father, Maxwell Foster; one son, Joshua Glenn Allen Hyde, of Tuscola, Ill.; three sisters, Mary Truelove, of Las Vegas, Nev., Carol Weeks, of Kennett and Joyce Drumwright, of Holland, Mo. and one brother, Allen Foster, of Pascola.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today, Friday, June 21, at the Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church in Pascola with Mike Tinnin officiating.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.

Odas Isaacs

Odas "Pooch" Isaacs, 72, of Clarkton, Mo., died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Malden, Mo.

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 Barker Long.

Survivors 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.

Chester Merritt, Jr.

Chester Merritt, Jr., 56, of West Ridge, Ark., formerly of Kennett, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola, Ark.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, June 21, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.