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Area Deaths

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Melive Gibbons

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

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 12, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

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

Frances Goodrich

Frances Gooddrich, 77, of Steele, Mo., died Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark.

Born Aug. 1, 1924, in Bonicord, Tenn., daughter of the late John and Lottie Gill Lovins, she was the owner of a grocery store and a member of the First Baptist Church in Steele.

On Aug. 15, 1942, she married Johnnie P. Goodrich, who preceded her in death on July 30, 1989.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Jones and husband, James, of Morristown, Tenn., Jerri McConnell, and husband, Tom, of Phoenix, Ariz. and Barbara Greene and husband, David, of Steele; one sister, Rachel Moore and husband, Fred,of Brighton, Tenn.; one grandson, Keith Jones, of Orlando, Fla.; six granddaughters, LeeAnne Frost, of Rutledge, Tenn., Teresa Ahlquist, of Phoenix, Tammie Borden, of Gilbert, Ariz., Krysten Pruitt, of Blytheville and Leah and Laura Pruitt, both of Steele; one step-grandson, Casey Greene, of Steele and two step-granddaughters, Lauren Greene, of Greenbrier, Ark. and Courtney Greene, of Steele and six great-grandchildren, Wesley and Logan Frost, Matthew Jones, Tori Ahlquist and Hailey and Haden Borden.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 12, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home in Steele.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at the First Baptist Church in Steele with the Rev. Jim Mousie officiating.

Burial will follow at the Pemiscot Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Caruthersville, Mo.

Gladys Leach

Gladys May Leach, 84, of Ellsinore, Mo. died Friday, June 7, 2002, at Ellsinore.

Born Aug. 29, 1917, in the Freeland community near Ellsinore, daughter of the late Thomas William and Ora May Berry Roark, she was a news correspondent for the Current Local and Wayne County Journal, Banner newspapers. she was a member of the Harmony General Baptist Church and served as a Carter County Republican Committee Woman.

On Oct. 4, 1941, in Lemay, Mo., she married Albert Willard Leach, who preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1997. She was also preceded in death by one son, Albert Leroy 'Sonny' Leach; one grandson, Brian and one great-granddaughter, Angel.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Leach and wife, Janet and Gary Leach and wife, Sue, all of Ellsinore; two daughters, Barbara Michaels and husband, Ken, of Noble, Ill. and Edith Lawrence and husband, Marvin, of Kennett; a daughter-in-law, Rita Leach, of Highridge, Mo.;one brother, Tom Roark, of Poplar Buff, Mo.; three sisters, Violet Skaggs, of Poplar Bluff and Edwina Carnahan and Jessie boyer, both of Ellsinore; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the First Baptist Church in Ellsinore.

Burial was in the Harmony Cemetery at Ellsinore.

McSpadden Funeral Home of Ellsinore was in charge of arrangements.

Clifton Royal

Clifton Royal, 69, of Hayti, Mo., died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at the Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg, Tenn.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. LeRoy Lockridge officiating.

Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Hayti.

Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home of Hayti is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Sullivan

Ruby Rowena Sullivan, 93, of Hayti, Mo., died Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Pemiscot Nursing Home in Hayti.

Born Feb. 7, 1909, in Gipson County, Tenn., daughter of the late Joe and Mable Nethery Burress, she was a housewife and a member of the Calvery Baptist Church in Hayti.

On June 5, 1932, in Hayti, she married Murry Glen Sullivan, who preceded her in death on June 7, 1999. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Eurie Tibe and three brothers, Harold, Gentry and Edgar Burress.

Survivors include one son, Murry Sullivan, of Sikeston, Mo.; one daughter, Mary Sue McKay, of Hayti; one sister, Monette, Tallvto, of California; one brother, Arbrey Burress, of Hot Springs, Ark. and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 12, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home in Hayti.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Calvery Baptist Church in Hayti with the Rev. Jerry Baker officiating.

Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti.

Pallbearers were Bobby Mott, Bob Sullivan, Hugh Barnes, Jerry Gurley, Austin McCann and Richard Ashbaugh.

Christine Vaughn

Christine Vaughn, 42, of Malden, Mo., died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born June 10, 1959, in Farrell, Miss., daughter of Mae Lizor Harris Wilkins, of Farrell and the late Willie Moore, she was a member of the Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Malden.

In Farrell, she married Monroe C. Vaughn, who survives.

Survivors also include one son, Monroe E. Vaughn, of Malden; three sisters, Jerlean Farr, of Malden and Willie Mae Jones and Tina McCray, both of Farrell; three brothers, W.C. Harris, of Santa Barbara, Calif, Stanley Wilkins, of Malden and Ricky Johnson, of Farrell and a special friend, Frank Snider, of Malden.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Perkins officiating.

Burial will follow at the Macedonia Cemetery in Malden.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Ernest Walton

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.