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Area Deaths

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Laura Berry

Laura Elizabeth Berry, of Paragould, Ark., died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at her residence.

Funeral services are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett.

Junes Butler

Junes E. Butler, 86, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Hayti, Mo., died Saturday, April 20, 2002, in Memphis.

Born Aug. 17, 1916, in Tuckerman, Tenn., son of the late John and Marion Susan Crossno Butler, he was a member of the First Assembly Church of Memphis, a jeweler and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

On Oct. 14, 1939, in Blytheville, Ark., he married Anna Hardin, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Jeanne Hutton and Joan Nimic, both of Memphis; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one sister, Arletta Pitts, of Illinois. He was preceded in death by one daughter.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Blan Stout officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Stella Chambers

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

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

Eula Parker

Eula Lee Parker, 82, of Gideon, Mo., died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Born Nov. 22, 1919, in Parma, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Lillie Mae Soullenger Humphrey.

She married Chester Parker, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include one sister, Helen Henson and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m., Thursday, April 25, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Portwood officiating.

Melvin Sherrill

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

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at The First Baptist Church in Cardwell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the First Baptist Church in Cardwell with the Revs. Harold Dunbar and Clyde Cook officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Lake Charles Memorial Park in St. Louis, Mo . McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.

Josie Willis

Josie P. Willis, 86, of Campbell, Mo. died Monday, April 22, 2002, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell.

Born Oct. 5, 1915, in Limestone, Ark., daughter of the late Frederick Silas and Nancy Harriet Owen Lane, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Campbell.

On March 9, 1937, in Pindall, Ark., she married Louie Bill Willis, who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1980. Survivors include one daughter, Louetta Hays and husband, Kenneth, of Campbell; four sons, Thomas Frederick and wife, Sharron, Bill Willis and wife, Diana and Stephen D. Willis, all of Campbell and Jimmy Willis and wife, Carol, of Bentonville, Ark.; 11 grandchildren, Juanita Jarrel, Kim Harrison, Crissie JoAn Tanner, Billy L., Joe and Mark Willis, Jennifer Johnson, Dean and Jason Hayes, Stephen D. Jr. and Amy Willis; 12 great-grandchildren and one brother, Lieuell Lane, of Harrison, Ark.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Vicky Diana Willis and three sisters, Ottis Lane, Everetta Garland and Mildred Laughter.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 24, at the Landess Funeral Home on Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel l with Pastor Earl D. Dell and the Rev. Larkin Enlow officiating.

Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.