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Area Deaths

Friday, June 7, 2002

Billy Blackburn

Billy James Blackburn, 71, of Clarkton, Mo., died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.

Born Aug. 12, 1930. at Clarkton, son of the late James and Dena Rainey Blackburn, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea and a member of the Church of Christ in Clarkton.

Survivors include one brother, Charles Blackburn, of Clarkton and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.

Lela Bogle

Lela May Bogle, 71, of Kennett, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born June 18, 1930, in Elmont, Ala., daughter of the late Geroge and Alma Carter Usery, she was a homemaker.

She married John J.W. Bogle, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Bogle; four brothers and sisters, Ed Usery, Maybell and Verintie Pratt and Maggie Young.

Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Davis, of Senath, Mo., Barbara Dolea, of Kennett, Kathy Brewer and Tammy Glidwell, both of Searcy, Ark. and Marilyn McComb, of White Oak, Mo.; four sisters, Marrgie Hanners, of Kennett, Effie Willett, of Steele, Mo., Louise Hicks, of Lakeville, Ark. and Bulaha Pratt, of Polaski, Tenn.; three brothers, Gilbert Usery, of Greenville, Miss., Geroge Usery, Jr. of Longview, Texas and John Usery, of St. James, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, June 7, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Powell officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Jonathan McComb, Shane and Dustin Glidwell, Daniel Davis, T.J. Brewer and David Dolea. Honorary pallbearer was Timothy Bogle.

Marie Howe

Marie Howe, 83, of Steele, Mo., died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at River Oaks Nursing Center in Steele.

Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Hornersville, Mo., daughter of the late Ed and Jane Fretwell Hensley, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. She married James Elmer Howe, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Orvil Howe; one daughter, Donnie Howe; one sister, Flora Armstrong and two brothers, Carl and Burl Hensley.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Howe, of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Donald Howe, of Greenfield, Mo.; one daughter, Brenda Tomlin, of Festus, Mo.; one brother, Charles Hensley, of Dyersburg; two sisters, Neva Cossey, of Fairfield, Calif. and Juanita Sutton, of Brunswick, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, June 7, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home in Steele.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Faught officiating.

Burial will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele.

Glenda Jordan

Glenda Faye Jordan, 63, of St. Ann, Mo., formerly of Gideon, Mo., died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Extended Care Facility in Clayton, Mo.

Born Sept. 22, 1938, in Hornersville, Mo., daughter of the late Dick and Lucille Keating Wilkins, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. John. Mo.

On Oct. 15, 1956, in Hernando, Miss., she married Alton Wayne Jordan, who preceded her in death on June 29, 1988.

Survivors include three daughters, Cindy Zelle and husband, Tom, of St. Ann., Jane Hardgrave, of Festus, Mo. and Janet Jordan, of Overland, Mo. one brother, Winfred Wilkins and wife, Debbie, of Gideon; five grandchildren, Brian, Kevin and Carmen Vinyard and Lauren and Rachel Zelle and one great-grandchild, Kyle Vinyard.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Chapel Hill Mortuary in Cedar Hill, Mo.

Burial was in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at Cedar Hill.

Merl Mabie

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett.

Pearl Nelson

Pearl K. Nelson, 73, of Kennett, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Jan. 17, 1929, in Louise, Miss., she was the daughter of the late John and Rosa Coburn Stultz.

She married Edward Marshall Nelson, who preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1979. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie and James Stultz and one sister, Floriene Barsos.

Survivors include, three sons, Mike Holt, of Stafford, Va., Jim Nelson, of Marshall, Mo. and John Nelson, of Benton, Mo.; one daughter, Sharon Wilson, of Kennett; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Friday, June 7, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Spencer Furby officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Greg Haywood, Jason, Jeff and Jake Nelson, Joseph Holt and Kenny Joe Wilson.

Mary Smith

Mary Lee Smith, 87, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Hayti Nursing Home.

Born March 17, 1915, in Lauderdale Co., Ala., daughter of the late Colonel Carl and Ethel Ann Bevis Young, she was a homemaker and a member of the Hayti Church of Christ.

On Nov. 11, 1934, in Lauderdale Co., she married Horace B. Smith, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Tyler Bob Smith and infant Baby Smith.

Survivors include, five daughters, Delores Plunkett and husband, Leonard, of Hayti, Rita Phethean, of Birmingham, Ala., Frances Ruth Williams and Maryln Curtis and husband, Jim, all of Florence, Ala. and Stella Olive and Husband Delbert Sr., of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; one brother, A.D. Young, of Florence; two sisters, Opal Creekmore, of Athens, Ala. and Elizabeth Robertson, of Wright, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti with Mike Gardner and John Mark Wilson officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele, Mo.

Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons, Leonard B. Plunkett, Mitch Olive and Del Olive, Jr., Logan, Hayden and Ethan Jenkins, Charlie and Bret Rape, Caleb Curtis, Courtney Gardner, Gatlin McClung and Tyler Williams.