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Area Deaths

Friday, June 14, 2002

Walter Calvert

Walter Marion Calvert, 70, of Clarkton, Mo., died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at his residence.

Born Feb. 3, 1932, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Lucian Foster and Minnie Belle Powers Calvert, he was of the Baptist faith.

On March 21, 1957, in Greenville, Mo., he married Lola Cook, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: four sons, Alan Calvert and his wife, Laura of Portageville, Mo., Jim Calvert and his wife, Linda, of Clarkton, Donald Calvert and his wife, Kim, of Gideon, Mo. and Tim Calvert and his wife, Melissa, of Osceola, Ark.; a daughter, Debbie Umfress and her husband, Dale, of Campbell, Mo.; three brothers: Lucian Calvert of Piedmont, Mo., Fred Calvert of Twin Lakes, Wis.. and Marshall Calvert of N.C.; four sisters: Joyce Stinson of Jackson, Mo., June Hargrove of Hot Springs, Ark., Mallie Stinson of Granite City, Ill. and Holly Nelson of Atlanta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, C.L. Calvert and a sister, Jewell Carper.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. today, Friday, June 14, in the Bradshaw Funeral Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Richard Blagg officiating.

Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery at Malden.

John Carter

John David Carter, 25, of Katy, Texas, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Albuquerque, N.M.

Born Oct. 10, 1976, he was the son of David Carter of Albuquerque and Deronda and Dennis Williams of Kennett.

Survivors include his wife, Deanna, and daughter Kaitlyn Carter of the home; a sister, Ashley Carter of Albuquerque and a grandmother, Gladys Carter of Walnut Ridge, Ark.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Bud and Belle Byrd of Kennett and Wilson Carter of Walnut Ridge.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Oakridge Cemetery in Kennett. Merl Mabie

Merl B. "Gus" Mabie, 84, of Kennett died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at National Healthcare of Kennett.

Born March 7, 1918, in N. Webster, Ind., son of the late Benjamin and Eva Snokes Mabie, he was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, the Masonic order, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Boy Scouts. He is a former owner of Dairy Queens in Sikeston and Caruthersville and formerly owned a steakhouse in Kennett.

On Oct. 18, 1947, he married Anna Disharoon who survives.

Other survivors include three daughters: Joyce Lively of Cleburne, Texas, Shirley Harrison of Columbia, Mo. and Nancy Peters of St. Louis; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Benjamin Mabie.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Faith United Methodist Church of Kennett with the Rev. Bill Fox officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements by McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.

Burl Mumma

Burl Mumma, 83, of Cardwell, Mo., died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the Senath Nursing Center in Senath, Mo.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Cardwell Cemetery with the Rev. Gene West officiating.

McDaniel Funeral Service of Senath is in charge of arrangements.

June Pelts

June Rainey Pelts, 68, of Tunica, Miss., formerly of Holcomb, Mo., died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Sept. 11, 1933, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of the late Elmer Owen and Rose Mae Hall Rainey, she was a bookkeeper and secretary and member of the United Methodist Church in Tunica.

On July 1, 1966, in Caruth, Mo., she married Lee Pelts, Jr., who preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1985.

Survivors include a son: Roger Lynn Pelts and his wife, Cindy, of Adamsville, Tenn. a sister: Jonelle Holdner and her husband, Lamoin, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and three grandchildren: Dannielle, Brittany and Ryan.

She was preceded in death by a twin sister, Jean True.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today, Friday, June 14, at Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell, Mo.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m.. Saturday, June 15, at the Landess Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Morris officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers will be J.L. Milligan, Winfred Moore, Harlan Loafman, C.E Lemonds, Harold Piland and Roger McDaniel.

Alvis Pierce

Alvis Pierce, Jr., 76, of Cardwell, Mo. died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Arbyrd.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. at the McDaniel Chapel with the Rev. Denny Brown officiating.

Burial will be in the Cardwell Cemetery.

Clifton Royal

Clifton Royal, 69, of Hayti, Mo., died Saturday, June 8, 2002. Born June 20, 1932, at Morrilton, Ark., son of the late Ollie and Lille Davis Royal, he was a forklift driver.

On September 8, 1972, he married Lucinda Gambil, who survives.

Other survivors include three sons: Reginald Hall of Calif., Cary Hall of Indianapolis, Ind. and Terrance Hall of Carbondale, Ill.; a daughter: Verna Dean of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers: William Royal of East Chicago, Ill., James Royal of Elkhart, Ind. and Booker T. Royal of Hayti; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marvell Mathis and Nellie Mack. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, in the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Bradshaw-Osburn Chapel with the Rev. LeRoy Lockridge officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Hayti.