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Area Deaths

Sunday, March 10, 2002

Chester Barker

Chester Barker, 84, of Malden, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at his residence.

Born Feb. 1, 1918, at Brookland, Ark., son of the late William and Millie Mosby Barker, he was an oil jobber with Barker Oil Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Barker was a member of the United Methodist Church of Malden.

On Sept. 4, 1937, at Malden, he married Edith Butts, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Lindola Noe and husband, Dean, of Malden; three sons, Bill Barker and wife, Phyllis, of Florida, Carl Barker and wife, Nita, of Campbell, Mo. and Jeff Barker and wife, Debi, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one sister, Agnes Venard; seven grandchildren, Shane Noe of Florida, Kim Bartley and Dana Baker of Florida, Brent Barker of Glennonville, Mo. and Ben Barker of Poplar Bluff; six great-grandchildren, Matt and Logan Noe, Trey and Emily Bartley and Lane and Charity Barker.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Barker.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, March 10, at Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Revs. Susan Marner and Robert Morgan officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Clarkton.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Malden.

John Bielanski

John Bielanski, 76, of Cardwell, Mo., died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at his residence.

Born Sept. 14, 1925, in Crivitz, Wisc., son of the late Vincent and Rosa Blasincka Bielanski, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include one brother, Edward Bielanski of Chicago, Ill. and one sister, Mary Pankey of Cardwell and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Casimir Bielanski and two sisters, Helen Geier and Emily Weglarz.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 9, at the Cardwell Cemetery with Rev. Harold Dunbar officiating.

McDaniel Funeral Service of Senath was in charge of arrangements.

Dessie Darnell

Dessie Gray Darnell, 94, of Steele, Mo., died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems of Hayti, Mo.

Born Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1907, at Wildesville, Tenn., daughter of the late Gray and Bell Todd Douglass, she was a retired grocery clerk.

She married Jim Darnell, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Bobby Darnell of Steele; a grandson, Keith Darnell of Steele; two granddaughters, Kathy Goodwin and Karen Brown of Olive Branch, Miss.; three great-grandsons, Jason Reams and Michael Reams of Nashville Ill. and Alex Brown of Olive Branch and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Brown of Olive Branch.

She was preceded in death by four sons, Kenneth, Joe Fred, Jim Jr. and Michael Darnell, as well as four sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, March 10, at Bradshaw Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Steele, with the Revs. Jeremy Damesworth and Brent Pierce officiating.

Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.

Bobby Fisher

Bobby Gene Fisher, 54, of Dyersburg, Tenn., died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Sunday, June 29, 1947, at Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Ted and Edna Beckett Fisher, he was a crop duster and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include two sons, Brian Fisher and his wife, Holly, of Dyersburg and Brandon Fisher of Cooter, Mo. and one granddaughter, Megan Fisher of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Joe Fisher.

Funeral services are at 4 p.m. today, Sunday, March 10, at the Bradshaw Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Steele, Mo.

Burial will follow in the Eight Cemetery at Cooter.

Dave Kellums

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

Visitation begins at 9 a.m. today, Sunday, March 10, and continues until noon at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Arbyrd, Mo.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today in the Church of Christ in Arbyrd with J.T. Ashby officiating.

Burial will be in the Cardwell Cemetery at Cardwell Mo.

Mary Mayfield

Mary A. Mayfield, 78, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at her residence.

Born Jan. 17, 1924, in Gasden, Tenn., daughter of the late James C. and Lula Dunn Clark, she attended schools in Tennessee and was a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Franklin Myers of Anderson, S.C., William Edward Myers and Clifford Allen Myers, both of Caruthersville; four daughters, Velma LeSieur, Roberta Fay Bolan and Linda Marie Nichols, all of Caruthersville and Sandra K. Hall, of Perryville, Mo., 33 grandchildren and 74 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, March 8, in the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville, with Dr. James Adams officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Derek Myers, Terry Blagg, Daniel Mooney, Franklin Crocker, Michael McNees and Frederick Blagg.