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Area Deaths

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Jerome Dickerson

Jerome Dickerson, 78, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Cardwell, Mo., died Monday, June 10, 2002, at his residence.

Born June 30, 1923, son of the late Bud and Lizzie Dickerson, he was a farmer.

He married Ina Bell Lenderman, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Oral and Cary Dickerson and one sister, Clorie Lawless.

Survivors include three sons, Buddy N. Dickerson and wife, Patricia and Michael J. Dickerson, all of St. Louis and Gary Dickerson and wife, Cindy, of Arnold Mo.; three daughters, Mary Smith and husband, Marlin, of Ridgecrest, Calif., Carolyn Sue McDole, of St. Louis and Angela Palmisano, and husband, Paul, of St. Peters, Mo. and one sister, Opal Burgess, of Cardwell.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, June 13, at the Heath Funeral Home in Paragould, Ark.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, at the Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. A.E. Stanley officiating.

Burial will follow at the Cardwell Cemetery in Cardwell.

Pallbearers are the grandsons, John McDole, Matthew Greer, Matthew and Douglas Smith and Buddy, Jason and Mike Dickerson.

Melive Gibbons

Melive Gibbons, 79, of Kennett, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Center, in Kennett.

Born Oct. 13, 1922, in Portia, Ark., she was the daughter of the late WilliamThomas and Cora Bell Rogers Lamb.

On Aug. 5, 1950, she married J.C. Gibbons, who survives of the home. Survivors also include one sister, Lodema Hill, of Tulsa, Okla. and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William Robert and Billy Gene Lamb.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, June 13, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. John Cooper officiating.

Merl Mabie

Merl 'Gus' Mabie, 84, of Kennett, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at National Health Care Center in Kennett.

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

Memorials may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church in Kennett or charity of choice.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.

June Pelts

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

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

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Morris officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Rev. Ernest Walton

Rev. Ernest Theodore Walton, 91, of Malden, Mo., died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at the Ridgeview Nursing Center in Malden.

Born Aug. 19, 1910, in Malden, son of the late William and Flora Bell Williams Walton, he was he was a General Baptist minister and a charter member of the Sunnyvale General Baptist Church.

On Dec. 23, 1928, he married Ethel Mae Ratliff, who preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 2002. He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Susan, Bessie, Cora, Myrtle and Rosa and five brothers, Henry, George, Luther, Richard and Charles.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Pickard, of Malden; two grandsons, Donald Phillip Luallen, of Malden and Rodger Dale Luallen and wife, Marsha, of Okmulgee, Okla.; two great-grandsons, Marcus and Mario Luallen, both of Okmulgee; two great-granddaughters, Marcy Fleming and husband, Todd and Marisa Luallen, all of Okmulgee; one great-great-granddaughter, Kerrigan Fleming, of Okmulgee and one sister, Clara Pippins, of Piedmont, Mo.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, June 13, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dick Murray and Joe Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Memorials may be made to the Sunnyvale General Baptist Church, Rt. 2, Malden, Mo., 63863.