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Area Deaths

Thursday, May 16, 2002

Donnie Gibbs

Donnie Vestal Gibbs, 86, of Cardwell, Mo., died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at her residence.

Born in Williford, Ark., daughter of the late Albert and Bertha Myers Booth, she was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church.

She married Rufus Gibbs, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include two brothers, Albert Booth, of Pontiac, Mich. and Forrest Booth, of Kentucky and three sisters, Irene Henderson, of Anderson, Ind., Thelma Thomas, of Senath, Mo. and Burlene Groves, of Hardy, Ark.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 16, at the Howard Funeral Home in Leachville, Ark.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Howard Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brian Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Cardwell Cemetery.

Christine Gitchell

Christine Gitchell, 83, of Doniphan, Mo., died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the Ripley County Hospital in Doniphan.

Born April 6, 1919, in Cooter, Mo., daughter of the late Coleman and Mary Webb Barnett, she was a school teacher and a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Steele, Mo.

Survivors include one son, Robert Gitchell, of Camdenton, Mo.; two daughters, Cecelia Frederick, of Doniphan and Debbie King, of Cardwell, Mo.; two brothers, Coleman Barnett, of Arizona and Olton Barnett, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one sister, Doris Price, of Doniphan; six grandchildren, Brian La Ronge, Kristen Gitchell, Kim King, Jason and Carey Sumner and Lauren Bryant, all of Doniphan and five great-grandchildren, Cassie, Carissa, Mady, Makenzie and Natalya.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 16, at the Bradshaw Powell Funeral Home in Steele.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Bradshaw Powell Funeral Home Chapel.

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

R. Lynn Marine

R. Lynn Marine, 87, of Columbia, Mo., died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Born Aug. 18, 1914, in Kennett, son of the late William Henry and Dossie Waddell Marine, he was a teacher and principal at numerous schools in Southeast Missouri, a coach at Bloomfield High School and served as Director of Elementary Education for the Columbia Public Schools. He was a member of Missouri United Methodist Church, Phi Delta Kappa and was Treasurer of Missouri State Principals Association.

In 1934, in Piggott, Ark., he married Thetis Douglass, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Bill Marine, of Wilmington, Ohio and Dick Marine, of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Kay Spitz, of Columbia; two sisters, Vera Rollins and Mildred Evans, both of Kennett; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Hewbert Marine and one grandson, Michael Marine.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia with the Rev. Jim Bryan officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the R. Lynn Marine Memorial Scholarship, c/o Columbia Public Schools Board of Education, 1818 W. Morley, Columbia, Mio. 65202.

Memorial Funeral Home of Columbia is in charge of arrangments.

Agnes Moore

Agnes E. Moore, 89, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Three Rivers Healthcare-North Campus in Poplar Bluff.

Born May 21, 1912, in Glennonville, Mo., daughter of the late Chris and Elizabeth Rolfes Vanderfeltz, she was a homemaker, a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Poplar Bluff and a member of the St. Ann's Alter Society.

On July 24, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo., she married Everett Franklin Moore, who preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1977. She was also preceded in death by one step-son, Everett A. Moore; three sisters, Mary Eggen, Helen and Johanna Friedman and one brother, John Vanderfeltz.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 16, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell, Mo., with Rosary at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at the St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Glennonville with Father Michael McDevitt officiating.

Burial will follow at the St. Teresa's Cemetery in Glennonville.

Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church in Poplar Bluff or for Mass offering.

Billy Walker

Billy Joe Walker, 70, of Neelyville, Mo., died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, in Rockford, Ill.

Born July 1, 1931, in Naylor, Mo., son of the late Charles Edward and Damie Whitehead Walker, he was U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include two sons, Jed Walker, of Aurora, Ill. and Brent Walker, of St. Charles, Mich.; two daughters, Tonya Haas and husband, John, of Rockford, Ill. and Jody Walker, of Frisco, Texas; Seven grandchildren, Krista, Jessica and Erica Walker, all of Chicago, Ill., Ginger and Christopher Haas, both of Rockford and Alison and Garrett Walker, both of St. Charles; two sisters, Anna May Flippin and husband, Hugh, of Dudley, Mo. and Nora Keesee, of Malden, Mo. and one brother, Charles Walker and wife, Jessima Walker, of Dexter, Mo.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Downey, Lillie Boyle and Lela Adams and two brothers, Alvie and Norman Walker.

Visitation will be held after 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Bethany Cemetery near Malden.

Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Bethany Cemetery near Malden.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.