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Area Deaths

Tuesday, April 2, 2002

Dainie Cecil

Dainie Eugene Cecil, 75, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti, Mo.

Born Jan. 18, 1927, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Orville and Mary Lourena Tull Fisher and she was a homemaker and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. On Nov. 9, 1955, in Portageville, Mo., she married Charles Edward Cecil, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three sons, Charles E. "Charley" Jr. and Eugene Cecil, both of Caruthersville and Joseph Cecil, of Fort Campbell, Ken.; one daughter, Mary Speidel, of West Memphis, Ark.; one brother, Joe Riggins, Jr., of Idaho City, Idaho; one sister, Billie McCrory, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, John Allen and John Joseph Cecil; two brothers, John Brazzell and Wade Riggins and one sister, Maggie Patterson.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. April 1, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Joe Campbell officiating.

Burial was in the Portageville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gene and James Fowler, Richard, Jeremy and David Cecil and Steven Speidel.

The H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersvill was in charge arrangements.

Verla Edwards

Verla Louise Edwards, 71, of Kennett, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 2, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Perry Clark and Richard Bray officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Howard Etheridge

Howard C. Etheridge, 84, of Memphis, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in Memphis.

Born Aug. 28, 1917, in Halsell, Texas, son of the late Carl and Margaret Elizabeth Etheridge, he was a U.S. veteran serving in WWII, a member of the Raleigh Presbyterian Church and he was retired from the USDA Cotton Division.

Survivors include two grandsons, Stephen Johnson and wife, Angelia, of Millington, Tenn. and Scott Johnson, of Horn Lake, Miss.; one great grandson, Logan William Johnson, of Millington; one daughter-in-law, Charlotte Johnson, of Horn Lake, and one sister, Maureen Ellis Etheridge, of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olline Brooks Etheridge; one son, William Chester Johnson and two brothers, Neil and Vincent Etheridge.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti, Mo. with Rev. George Spransy officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti. Pallbearers were Stephen and Scott Johnson, Charles R. Brooks, Thomas Wayne Averill, Martin Ray and Bobby Irions.

William Hill

William Hill, 82, of Malden, Mo., died Monday, April !, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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

Nadine Holman

Nadine Holman, 78, of Kennett, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at National Health Care in Kennnett.

Born Aug. 21, 1923, in Rector, Ark., daughter of the late William Edward Berry and Georgia Ann Victoria Ward, she was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.

On Aug. 29, 1949, in Kennett, she married Hubert Holman, who preceded her in death on March 31, 1994. Survivors include one son, Elmo J. Sharp, of Kennett; four daughters, Laura Ann Crawford, of Carthage, Tenn., Alice Reyna Cunningham, Patsy Irene Smallmon and Jerris Smith, all of Kennett; one brother, Thomas Edward Berry, of St. Louis, Mo.; 30 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, Cleatie Edward Sharp; two daughters, Martha Nadine Hudgens and Jeanie McDowell; two brothers, W.E. and Uel Berry and five sisters, Leetha Johnson, Zelma Storey, Lena Burdin, Verlie Jenkins and Ola Burdin; one grandson and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 2, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett. Pallbearers were Jerry Smallmon Jr., Dean Tucker, Johnny Bogle, Ricky Burdin, Joe Lewellyng and Darell Wheeler. Annie Hudgens

Annie Hudgens, 93, formerly of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, in Winona, Minn.

Born Feb. 7, 1909, near Moscow, Tenn., daughter of the late Alfred and Cora Van Russum Watkins, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hayti.

Survivors include one daughter, Marie H. Burguin, of Show Low, Ariz.; one granddaughter, Theressa Howard Kruger, in Winona, Minn.; one sister, Evie Rubino, of Stockton, Calif. and 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, June Coleman; two sons, John W. and Alfred Buddy Hudgens; seven brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the First Baptist Church in Hayti, Mo. with Dr. Mike Melton officiating. Burial was in the Portageville cemetery at Portageville. Pallbearers were B.A. Cross, W.T. Davidson, Jimmy Lee Wilson, James W. Wilson, Keith House and Jimmy Metzger. John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements. Nora Law Nora Law, 82, of Gideon, Mo., died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at the Gideon Care Center.

Born Jan. 3, 1920, in Campbell, Mo., daughter of the late Wayne Arthur and Nettie Langston House, she was a member of Bethel Assembly of God in Gideon.

On April 17, 1939, in Piggott, Ark., she married Golvie Howard Law, who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1991. Survivors include one son, Lawayne Law and wife, Faye, of Arab, Ala.; two sisters, Pauline Payne, of Qulin, Mo. and Melba Hillis, of Gideon; two grandchildren, David Lawayne Law and Sonda Barnes, of Arab and four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel David and Ryan Lawayne Law and Krystal Raye and Jerrad Lawayne Romero, all of Arab. Funeral serivces were held at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, April 2, at Bethal Assembly of God in Gideon with Revs. Glenn Graham and Larry Portwood officiating.

Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo. Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon was in charge of arrangements. Grace Lincoln

Grace Lincoln, 89, of Holcomb, Mo., died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Hetitage Nursing Care in Kennett.

Born April 5, 1912, in Shook, Mo., daughter of the late Leander Remark and Sarah Jane McCollister Underwood, she was a member of the Holcomb Missionary Baptist Church.

On Nov. 24, 1931, in Piggott, Ark., she married Elmer Clayton Lincoln, who preceded her in death on July 5, 1988. Survivors include on son, Bob Lincoln and wife, Mary, of Columbia, Mo.; one daughter, Jean McCormick and husband, Jerry, of Holcomb; three grandsons, David, Dennis and Jeffrey McCormick, all of Holcomb; three great-grandsons, Justin, Dylan and Payden; three great-granddaughters, Brittany, Emma, and Morgan; one sister, Melva Couture, of Ocala, Fla. and one sister-in-law, Martha Ward, of Puxico.

She was preceded in death by six sisters and three brothers. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 2, at Landess of Campbell, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Landess Funeral Home in Campbell with Rev. Randy Vaughn officiating.

Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton. Charles Malin

Charles H. Malin, 80, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Monday, March 25, 2002, at his resdience in Caruthersville.

Born June 24, 1921, in Malden, Mo., son of the late Lee and Flora Ponder Malin, he was a U.S. army veteran serving in the European Theatre under Patton's Third Army and was awarded four bronze stars, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a Postal clerk/carrier before his retirment and a member of the First Christian Church.

On Dec. 9, 1948, in Campbell, Mo., he married Marjorie Johnson, who preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 1988.

Survivors include two sons, David Malin and wife, Diana, of Houston, Texas and David Lewelling and wife, Mary, of Caruthersville, Mo.; two daughters, Kay Snow, of Caruthersville and Patty Wilson and husband, D.W., of Senath, Mo.; one brother, Gene Malin, Caruthersville and four grandchildren, Sarah and Hannah Malin, of Houston, and Tyler and Michelle Lewelling, of Caruthersville.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at The First Christian Church with Rev. Steve McFadden officating. Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Bullington, Dennis Green and Joe Pierce.

Pallbearers were Bill Eaker, Tyler Lewelling, Denny Baird, Corey Miller, Jerry Gurley and Mitchell Statler. H.S. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lula Wheeler

Lula B. Wheeler, 101, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at her residence.

Born July 25, 1900, in Henderson County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William Lawson and Jenny Lee Morris Bishop and she was the oldest living member of the First Christian Church at the time of her death.

On Oct. 14, 1916, in Richwood, Tenn., she married Bud Wheeler who preceded her in death on April 6, 1968.

Survivors include five daughters, Dorothy Brown, of Millington, Tenn., Sue Culp, of Caruthersville, Mo., Ann Lux, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Joyce Simmons, of Blytheville, Ark. and Betty Fox, of Caruthersville; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Clifton Wheeler; two brothers; two half brothers and one half sister.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the First Christian Church with Rev. Stephen McFadden officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Chris and Kenny Bullington, Brad Simmons, Bill Brown, Austin Malone and Chris and Mike Lux. H.S. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Louise Wilkins

Louise Harris Wilkins, 81, of Cloverdale Calif., died Saturday, March 23, 2002.

Born on Sept. 21, 1920, in Senath, Mo., daughter of the late Charles Ceaf and Euna Raines Horner, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cloverdale and worked at Manzanita Manor before retirment.

On Dec. 24, 1939, she married Doyle T. Harris, who preceded her in death on April 6, 1953. She later married James Wilkins, who also preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Kay Harris Soper and husband, Robert, of Napa; one son, Micheal Doyle Harris, of Cloverdale; one brother, Charles Horner and wife, Glenda; one sister, Wilma Wiles, all of Senath, Mo.; four grandchildren, Dawn Soper Lyon, of New York City, Matthew Soper, of Foster City, Calif., Heather and Brandon Harris and three great grandchildren, Aja, Saysha, and Brodie, all of Santa Rosa, Calif.

She was preceded in death by one brother, J.L. Horner. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Cloverdale First Baptist Church. A reception will immediately follow at 96 Hiatt Road, Cloverdale. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in memory of Louise Wilkins to: National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, Flordia 33136, or First Baptist Church, 450 South Franklin, Cloverdale, California 95425.