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Area Deaths

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Betty Barker

Betty Jo Barker, 72, of Kennett, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, in Kennett.

Born March 4, 1930, in Rector, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Dan and Cora Eakins Shepard.

On Jan. 15, 1949, she married Denver Lee Barker, who preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1964. She was also preceded in death by one son, Ricky Barker; three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Ann Griffin and husband, Rick, of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Danny Lee Barker and wife, Lesa, of Kennett, and Mickey Gale Barker and wife, Barbara, of Piggott, Ark.; one step-daughter, Vadalia Hampton, of West Memphis, Ark.; six grandchildren, Amy Berra, Brandon Davis, Jennifer and Leah Barker and Seth and Chase Hinkle; two step-grandchildren; two brothers, Leroy Shephard, of Tyler, Texas, and Billy Shephard, of Searcy, Ark. and two sisters, Mary Herren, of Piggott, Ark., and Shirley Dwyer, of St. Louis.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 12, at the Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Piggott with the Rev. Dale Rickman and Joe Payne officiating.

Burial was in the Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway, Ark.

Pallbearers were Freddie Herren, Mike Herren, Dickie Smith, Sammy Crawford, Charles Smith and Jim McGee.

Dolores Callis

Dolores Nail Callis, 71, of Richardson, Texas, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the Richardson Medical Center in Richardson.

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

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Ely Baptist Church in Kennett with the Rev. Don Slatton officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Opal Davis

Opal Jeanette Davis, 88, of Howell, Mich., died March 3, 2002, at Crossville, Tenn.

Born Aug. 15, 1913, in Pemiscot Co. Mo., daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Smith Gale, she was a retired beautician and of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Hale, of Fairfield, Tenn.; four grandchildren; one brother, John Gale, of Caruthersville, Mo. and three sisters, Alice Crockett, of Lincoln Park, Mo., Betty Edmundson and Francis Clutts, both of Kennett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Davis; one son, Dale Eugene Davis; one brother, Duward Gale and two sisters, Jaunice New and Jesse Harder.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti, Mo., with Dr. James Adams officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Carroll Dunlap

Carroll Bryant Dunlap, 56, of Modesto, Calif., formerly of Wardell, Mo., died Friday, March 8, 2002, in Modesto.

Born May 31, 1945, in Roland, Ark., he was the son of the late Floyd and Alma Dunlap.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; two daughters, Melissa Garry Guzman and Donna Dunlap, both of Modesto; one son, John Dunlap, of Lae Vegas, Nev.; one granddaughter, Grace; two brothers, Leonard, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Prim, of Portageville, Mo. and two sisters, Helen Guillen and Nancy Brown, both of Kennett.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Evergreen Cemetery in Merced, Calif. Kelly James Kelly E. James, 34, of Holcomb, Mo., died Monday, March 11, 2002, at his residence.

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

Madge Johnson

Madge Fritz Johnson, 84, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Senath, Mo., died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Senath Baptist Church in Senath with the Revs. Greg Fritz and Derek Combs officiating.

Burial will be in Senath Cemetery.

David Kellums

David Irland Kellums, 68, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Conway Regional Medical Center in Conway, Ark.

Born Nov. 15, 1933, in Hornersville, Mo., son of the late John and Lucy Irene Davidson Kellums, he was a U.S. Army veteran.

On Oct. 4, 1958, in Hornersville, Mo., he married Wilma Elois Webb who survives of the home.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Kellums, of Arbyrd; three sons, David Kellums, of Paragould, Ark., Terry Kellums, of Hornersville, Mo., and Chris Kellums, of Arbyrd, and five grandchildren, Drew, Dustin, Kasey, Madison and Tyler Kellums.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Imogene Brown.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 10, at the Church of Christ in Arbyrd with the Rev. J.T. Ashby officiating.

Burial was in the Cardwell Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kenny Guthrie, Dennis Thomas, B.J. Young, Bill Traywick, Monroe Martin, Larry Petty and Marty Moore.

Honorary pallbearers were Harold Woodard, Max Ray Moore, Neal Smith, T.A. Brown, Herman Johnson, Robert Hanners and Bill Schatzley.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.

Loeretta McCormick

Loretta Launius McCormick, 61, of Fenton, Mo., died Monday, March 11, 2002, at the deGreef Hospice House associated with St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Senath Cemetery with Bill Ruby officiating.

Maurice Olds

Maurice Olds, 88, of Kennett, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett.

Burial will be in the Senath Cemetery at Senath, Mo.

Allie Settlemoir

Allie Settlemoir, 81, of Michigan, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the McCaren Regional Medical Center in Michigan.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Mildred Thomasson

Mildred Myrtle Thomasson, 82, of Fullerton, Calif., formerly of caruthersville, Mo., died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the Fullerton Gardens Nursing Home in Fullerton.

Born Oct. 2, 1919, in Chaffee, Mo., daughter of the late Melvin L. and Jessie Myrtle Harris Smith, she was the owner/operator of Thomassons Shoe Repair, a member of the First Presbyterian Church and of the Caruthersville Chamber of Commerce.

On Sept. 29, 1940, in Caruthersville, Mo., she married Charles Newton Thomasson who preceded her in death on April 27, 1997.

Survivors include one son, Charles N. Thomasson Jr. and wife, Patricia Ann, of Yorba Linda, Calif.; three granddaughters, Wendy Erin Kearns, of Anaheim, Calif., Amy Lynn Thommason, of Yorba Lindaand Christy Lee Thomasson, of Brea, Calif.; one great grandson, Blake Thomasson Kearns, of Anaheim, Calif.; three brothers, Harold Smith, Perkin, Ill., Daniel Smith, of Minneapolis, Minn. and Walter Smith, of Scottsdale, Ariz. and two sisters, Helen Raper, of Springfield, Mo.and Mary Parmenter, of Paola, Kan.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Smith and Elmer Smith and one sister, Hilda Potts.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. George Spransy officiating. Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert L. Culler, David Hardin, Frank Hollomon, John R. Hutchison III, Anthony Hartsfield, and Tommy Coker.

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

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

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 12, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett . Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Slatton officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett. 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.

Willie Williams

Willie Lee Williams, 82, of Kennett, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Three Rivers Health Care North in Poplar Bluff, Mo . Born Jan. 1, 1920, in Okolona, Miss., son of the late George Toddy and Luella Rose Williams, he worked atr Federal Mogul and the Dunklin County courthouse , a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Kennett and a member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge #41 in Hayti.

On Feb. 1, 1975, he married Margaret Louise Oakes, who survives of the home. Survivors also include and two brothers, George Williams, of Hazelwood, Mo., and Ned Williams, of Aberdeen, Miss. and two brother-in-laws, Earl Green, of Denver, Colo. and James Oakes, of Milwaukee, Wis.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Benjamin Williams; two brother-in-laws, Cleo and George Green and one sister-in-law, Norris Williams.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday March 12, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Shockley officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oakridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers are Curtis Williams, Benny Johnson, Glen White, Alex Williams, Timothy McKinney, and Dr. Antonio Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are James Davis, Charles Isbell, James Vance, Dan Crawford, Sylvester Hudson, Flake McHaney and Jeffrey Williams.