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Area Deaths

Thursday, April 25, 2002

Laura Berry

Laura Elizabeth Berry, 95, of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Kennett, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at her residence. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Sumach Cemetery at Holcomb.

Stella Chambers

Stella Chambers, 95, of Kennett, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born Aug. 29, 1906, in Bollinger County, Mo., she was the daughter of the late James Hense Cook and Mary Estes . On April 4, 1924, she married Elmer Chambers, who preceded her in death on April 27, 1985. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Elzie Cook and two sisters, Ella Jackson and Della Laswell.

Survivors include one nephew, Frank Jackson, of Denison, Texas and six nieces, Thelma Key, Clolene Yates and Bonnie Newman, all of Kennett, Loretta Smart, of Springtime, Texas, Pauline Grider and Roberta Nevin, both of Pekin, Ill.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, April 25, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Bill Fox officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Terry and Terry Don Key, Dennis Nevill, Matt Estes, Jack Davis and Earl Luttrell.

Edith Miller

Edith Lucy Miller, 76, of Kennett, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born May 2, 1925, in Kennett, she was the daughter of the late John and Vassie Green Beeman.

On Aug. 25, 1945, she married Leonard Miller, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, John L. Miller, of Benton, Ark. and Thomas W. Miller, of Kennett; one brother, Bobby Beeman, of St. Louis, Mo.; one half-brother, Jim McClain, of Kennett; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Debra Ann Doughten and Brenda Darlene Miller.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Bud Evans officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett. Pallbearers were Ervin Byrd, Jeff Smith, James Pittman, Mike Dooley, Jim Byrd and Alvin Miller.

Melvin Sherrill

Melvin Sherrill, 82, of Cardwell, Mo., died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at the Senath Nursing Home in Senath.

Born May 19, 1919, in Peach Orchard, Ark., he was the son of the late Alvin Dee and Katherine Gibson Sherill.

Survivors include five sons, Gary Anderson Sherill, of LaGrange, Ky., David Paul Sherill, of Akron, Ohio, Keith Neil Sherill, of Doniphan, Mo., Stephen Dean Sherill, of Webster Groves, Mo. and Daniel Ray Sherill, of Breckenridge, Mo. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, April 25, at the First Baptist Church in Cardwell with the Revs. Harold and Dunbar and Clyde Cook officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 26, at Lake Charles Memorial Park in St. Louis, Mo.