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Area Deaths

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Wayne Bateman

Wayne Morgan Bateman, 56, of Paragould, Ark., died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the Senath Nursing Center in Senath, Mo.

Born March 9, 1946, in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Virgil and Ola Gilbert Bateman, he was a farm worker and of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Wayne Bateman, of Klamath Falls, Ore. and Earl Wayne Bateman, of Cardwell, Mo.; two brothers, Robert Vern Bateman and Ronald Manford Bateman, both of Paragould, Ark.; five sisters, Georgie Huckabee, of Cardwell, Shirley Gilliam, Barbara Franklin and Ethel Rippy, all of Paragould and Peggy Huckabee, of Arbyrd, Mo. and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 in New Friendship Cemetery.

Rufus Curtis

Rufus Woodrow Curtis, 72, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at his residence.

Born Jan. 21, 1930, in Conran, Mo., son of the late Woodrow Wilson Curtis and Ruby Ellen Smith Ray, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Temple Baptist Church and owner of Jackson Termite Company in Caruthersville.

On Sept. 4, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., he married June Schack, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Terry Curtis; one grand-daughter, Kelly Curtis; one brother, Earl Curtis; and one sister, Irene Hardy, all of Caruthersville.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Temple Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Harmon and Charles Kellar officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charles Blagg, David Phelps, Chris Storey, Bob Middleton II, Ken Chastain and Frank Linsman.

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

Bobby Glenn

Bobby R. Glenn, 71, of Farmington, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at the Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington.

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

Kelly James

Kelly E. James, 34, of Holcomb, Mo., died Monday, March 11, 2002, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, March 14, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett.

Burial will follow in the the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Mabel Reeves

Mable Pauline Summers Reeves, 76, of Kennett, formerly of Malden, Mo., died Tuesday, March 12, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 13, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. David McElwain officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oakridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Ruby Shelton

Ruby Shelton, 87, of O'Fallon, Mo., formerly of Clarkton, Mo., died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the Garden View Nursing Home in O'Fallon.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Malden, Mo.

Rita Temple Rita Mae Temple, 90, of Blytheville, Ark., formerly of Rives, Mo, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born Oct. 5, 1911, in Gosnell, Ark., daughter of the late Bent and Minnie Moody Parmes, she was a member of the Rives Missionary Baptist Church in Rives and a farm wife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Temple and a daughter, Alice Fay Nelson.

Survivors include one daughter, Charlotte Temple Norrid, of Holland, Mo.; one son, Bob B. Temple, of Gosnell, Ark.; one sister, Julie Matthews, of Lakeland, Fla.; two grandchildren, Steven Nelson, of Bruce, Miss, and Ricky Nelson, of Rives; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 13, at the Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Nell Vardell

Nell Vardell, 82, of Kennett, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Born Feb. 17, 1920, in San Francisco, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mable Robertson Pickens.

On Feb. 28, 1946, she married John Vardell, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Ernie Vardell, of Kennett; two daughters, Ginny Branum and husband, Milt, of Sullivan, Mo. and Hallie Vardell, of San Antonio, Texas; two grandchildren, Kerry Branum of Cabot, Ark. and Barry Branum, of Humboldt, Tenn. and five great grandchildren, Justin, Brittany, Emily, Abigail and Haley Brooke Branum.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett with the Rev. Don Slatton officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Perry Gooch, John Donnelly, Mike Hunter, Bob Sturgeon, David Hine and Daryl Wilcoxson.

Honorary pallbearers was Carol Moore.

Willie Whitley, Sr . Willie B. Whitley Sr., 60, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at his residence.

Born Sept. 7, 1941, in Hughes, Ark., son he the late Mr. and Mrs. Lesse T. Whitley, he was a member of the Church of God in Christ in Hayti.

Survivors include his wife, Arlean Whitley, of Hayti; his children, Cicely, Willie B. Jr., Sylvester Whitley and Dominek Rhines all of Hayti, Kizzy Spain, Ricky and Bobby Joe Whitley, all of Columbia, Mo., Greg and Willie Jordan, both of Topeka, Kan., Jeffery Whitley, of Mexico, Mo., Erma Jean Whitley, of Jonesboro, Ark., Shirley Tankershly and Ralph Harris, both of Chicago, Ill. and Lloyd Harris, of Harrisburg, Pa.; his brothers and sisters, Roseata Beavers and Henry Lobley, both of Rock Island, Ill., Pearly Mae Lobley and Lidian Johnson, both of Elkart, Ind., Fred Lobley Jr., of Benton Harbor, Mich., Lorrain Lobely, of Chicago. Ill. and Roberta Lobley, of Rock Island and 20 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Church of God in Christ in Hayti with Elder Nathaniel Ellis officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were James Hale, Robert Lane, Ernest Campbell, John Lee Robinson, Joe Bob Jones and Kenneth and Runie Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were Willie B.. Whitley Jr., James Ham (Hill) Hale, James Spencer and Greg & Kenneth Williams.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.