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Area Deaths

Friday, March 22, 2002

Rosie Decker

Rosie Decker, 97, of Kennett, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Aug. 20, 1904, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Elvis Reynolds, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include four sons, Leonard Decker, of Malden, Mo., Verlon Decker, of Camden, Tenn., Leroy Decker, of Rives, Mo., and Vernon Decker, of Paris, Tenn.; two daughters, Juanita Luck, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Bernice Rogers, Poplar, Calif.; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, March 22, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home in Steele, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeremy Damesworth officiating.

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

Margarette Evans

Margarette Gerveva Beniot Evans, 80, of Senath, Mo., died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, March 22, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Truman Wycoff and Brent Pierce officiating.

Burial will follow in the Senath Cemetery.

Jerry Hamm, Sr.

Jerry Glenn Hamm Sr., 50, of Ripley, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Oct. 16, 1951, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of Verna Louise Hatley Ham, of Caruthersville and the late Gerald C. Hamm, he was in the concrete construction business.

On Nov. 24, 1977, in Caruthersville, he married Carol Jane Chunn, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three sons, Jerry Glenn Hamm Jr., of Caruthersville and Ronald Eugene Brodie and Jerry Ray Hamm, both of Ripley, Tenn.; one daughter, Kristy Castelli, of Caruthersville; five grandchildren, Destiny and Devin Hamm, of Caruthersville, Morgan and Landen Castelli, of Caruthrsvile and Katlyn Brodie, of Ripley; one brother, Gerald Wayne Hamm, of Caruthersville and two sisters, Melba Johnson, of Caruthersville, and Wanda Woods of Micola, Mo.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Temple Baptist Church in Caruthersvile with the Rev. Jerry Harmon officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Cecil Wayne and Eli Johnson and Leon Jr., Chad, Clarence Sr. and Clarence Jr. Woods.

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

Avon Smith

Carl Avon Smith, 63, of Kennett, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born July 27, 1938, in Peach Orchard, Mo., he was the son of the late Carl C. Jack and Eva Marie Holt Smith.

On April 4, 1975, in Kennett, he married Barbara Horton, who surivies of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Brandon Smith, of Kennett and Rick Smith and wife, Paula, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one brother, David Smith and wife, Donna, of Kennett and three sisters, Glenda Kellum and husband, John, of Star City, Ark., Janet Anthony and husband, Larry, of Kennettand Kathy Glewen and husband, Chris, of Grand Forks, N.D. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, March 22, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in with the Revs. Spencer Furby and Dennis Collins officiating.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens at Kennett.

Pallbearers are Lawrence Holt, Ralph and Dennis Vandiver, Tommy Holt, Jerald Pickens and John Edmonston.

Leona Swinney

Leona Swinney, 82, of Kennett, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Three Rivers North Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, March 22, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Kennett with the Rev. Randol Caraway officiating.

Burial will follow in the Elder Cemetery at Campbell, Mo.