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Area Deaths

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Kenneth Bibbs

Kenneth Bibbs, 67, of Hattiesburg, Miss., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Hattiesburg.

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

Jessie Brown

Jessie Brown, 86, of Hayti, Mo., died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at the Pemiscot Nursing Home in Hayti.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home in Hayti.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Central Baptist Church in Hayti with Rev. Tommie Allen officiating.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery at Hayti.

Goldie Gregory

Goldie Marie Gregory, 79, of Portageville, Mo., died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at her residence.

Born Aug. 31, 1922, in Parma, Mo., daughter of the late John and Leuada Angle Roby Knight, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Michigan and a cook at the Caruthersville Nutrition Center until her retirement.

On Nov. 25, 1945, in Caruthersville, Mo., she married Floyd Gregory, who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1988.

Survivors include one daughter, Cindy White and husband, Charles, of Portageville; two grandsons, Dallas and Austin White, both of Portageville; five nieces; Jean Morgan, of Stevenville, Mich., Ginger Robinson, of Naples, Fla., Glenda Ruth, of Kennett, Cheryl Becnel, of New Orleans, La. and Ellen Pemble, of Florida; three nephews, Phillip Renfroe, of Wyoming, Christopher Renfroe, of Iowa and Billy Wright, of Florida; two great-nieces and two great-nephews.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Maple Cemetery with the Rev. Griff Walker officiating.

Pallbearers were Charles, Dallas and Austin White, Curtis Renfroe, Dave Closson and Matthew Davis.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Kirkbride Sr.

Robert Cook Kirkbride Sr., 91, of Malden, Mo., died Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Ridgeview Nursing Home in Malden.

Born Oct. 18, 1910, in Hayes, S.D., son of the late Harry and Iris Cook Kirkbride, he was a farmer, auctioneer, livestock dealer, former owner of Malden Sales and a member of the United Methodist Church in Malden.

On May 3, 1932, in Caruthersville, Mo. he married Edythe McGehee, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Karen Menard and husband, Don, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one son, Robert Kirkbride Jr. and wife, Janice, of Fenton, Mo.; four grandsons; one granddaughter; six great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter and one sister, Margaret Radican, of Las Vegas, Nev.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lowell and Richard Kirkbride and three sisters, Marie Finney, Mildred Mohr and Ada Cereal.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Susan Marner-Sides officiating.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.

Willie Simmons, Sr.

Willie George Simmons Sr., 64, of Kennett, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born June 9, 1937, in Auvergne, Ark., he was the son of the late James Edward and Rosie Lee Moore Simmons.

On April 10, 1982, in Kennett, he married Katherine L. Samples Simmons, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include nine sons, Allen and Jesse Samples, Willie George Simmons Jr. and Teddy Dewayne Simmons, all of Kennett, Terry Simmons, of Jonesboro, Ark., Billy Joe Simmons, of Evansville, Ind., Robert Simmons, of Doraville, Ga., Prentice Johnson, of Suwanee, Ga. and Eric Weaver, of Orlando, Fla. ; five daughters, Arnice Muojekwu, of Evansville, Karen Simmons, of Kennett, Jearlyn Waever, of Douglasville, Ga., Teresa Alston, of Ellenwood, Ga. and Renina Wortham, of Douglasville; four brothers, Nathaniel Simmons, of Diaz, Ark., Henry Simmons and William Terry Simmons, both of Tuckerman, Ark. and Robert Simmons, of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and four sisters, Dorothy Jones, of Jonesboro, Mary Graves and Josephine Browdie, both of Kennett and Elwanda Ellis, of Newport, Ark.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dwight Simmons, one sister, Leoper Rowe and two brothers, Ad & Bobby Simmons.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 16, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett with the Rev. Willie Johnson officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Tommy and Richard Samples, Marco Parr, Calvin Willoughby, Jeff Wagster and Byron Watkins.

Honorary pallbearers were Scott Turner, Oscar Willoughby, Joey Samples and Braider Operators at Parker Hannifin Corp.

Marilyn Sullivan

Marilyn Sullivan, 50, of Malden, Mo., died Monday, April 15, 2002, at the DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Mo.

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

Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace, 84, of Hayti, Mo., died Monday, April 15, 2002.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. April 18, at The First Baptist Church in Hayti with Dr. Mike Melton officiating.

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