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Area Deaths

Thursday, March 7, 2002

Dorothy Akridge

Dorothy J. Akridge, 81, of Campbell, Mo., died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark.

Born Dec. 28, 1920, in Omaha, Neb., daughter of the late William B. and Edna Molly Herstrom Prentice Hopwood, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Campbell.

On June 1, 1940, in Clarkton, Mo., she married Lonzo Howard Akridge, who preceded her in death on May 9, 2000. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Trenton Terrell Akridge and William Ray Akridge; one grandson, Ryan Akridge; one sister, Pauline Holloway, and one brother, Glen Hopwood.

Survivors include five sons, James Howard Akridge, of Dexter, Mo., Donald Gene, Lonzo Jr., Robert Earl Akridge, all of Campbell, and Jerry Akridge, of Gideon, Mo.; five daughters, Phyllis Sims, of Malden, Mo., Della Vannasdall, of Gideon, Joyce Ellsworth, of Malden, Judy Collins, of Poplar Bluff, and Anna Walbert, of Campbell; 28 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one sister, Joyce Parks, of Bristol, Va.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, March 7, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell with Rev. Dale Rickman.

Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton. Chester Barker

Chester Barker, 84, of Malden, Mo., died Thurday, March 7, 2002, at his residence in Malden.

Funeral arragnements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home in Malden

Dollie Bowman

Dollie Bowman, 89, of Senath, Mo., died Monday, March 4, 2002, at the Senath Nursing Home in Senath.

Born Feb. 5, 1913, in Russellvile, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Joe and Ola Mae Tate Hogue.

Survivors include two sons, James and Harold Bowman; four daughters, Carol Bowman, of Senath, Carmen Smith, of Troy, Mo., Ola Juelfs, of Troy, and Joyce Lawson, of Baton Rouge, La.; one sister-in-law, Syble Houge, of Batesville, Ark.; two grandchildren, Lisa Andreson and LaDonna Ward and four great-grandchildren, Matthew and Jacob Anderson, Kaley and Kasi Ward.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Bowman; one son, Dale Bowman; two infant children; three brother, Ed, Leslie, and Doyle Hogue, and one granddaughter, Tammy Lawson.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, March 7, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath with Rev. Don Roseberry officiating.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tim Dinkins, Ricky Batchlor, Junior Jaco, Daniel, Matthew and Jacob Anderson.

Lloyd Greer

Lloyd "Cobb" Greer, 82, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

Born Sept. 17, 1919, in Senath, Mo., son of the late Robert and Ada Gorman Greer, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII. He was a truck driver for Osborn Farms, also a retired Coca-Cola Bottling driver and a member of Green Meadows Baptist Church.

On Dec. 12, 1957, he married Judy Romhill Greer, of Pine Bluff, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughter, Judy Darlene Davenport and husband, Todd, of Pine Bluff, and Tammy Louise Browning and husband, Tom, of Camden; two sons, Steve Greer and Allan Greer of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Louise Sturgeon of Kennett; 6 grandchildren, April Blevis, Aaron Womble, Laura Gibson, Christopher Law, Delayna Greer and Adam Gibson and two great-grandchildren, Nikki Kitson and Sonny Kitson.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today Thursday, March 7, at the Graceland Cemetery with Burt Thomas officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Hale-South Funeral Home.

Sara Hilburn

Sara Faye Hilburn, 17, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Monday, March 4, 2002, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Oct. 1, 1984, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of David Keith Hilburn and Cathy Lynn Constant, she was a member of the Cottonwood Point Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Cathy Hilburn, of Carutherville; her father David Hilburn; one sister, Alissa Beth Hilburn, of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and one half sister, Keli Ann Hilburn, of Caruthersville.

Funeral survices were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville with Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating.

Burial was held in the Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were David R. Grice, Jeremy Yates, Mike Onley, Tyler Sullivan, Brent Davis and Ricky Idlett.

Honorary pallbearers were Jennifer Onley and Angie Hancook. James Leathers

James Leathers, 80, of Malden, Mo., died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

John Mayes

John Mayes, 76, of Kennett, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Jan. 21, 1946, in Elmira, NY, son of the late John Calvin and Emma Munns Mays, he was a U.S. veteran serving in WWII and a radio announcer and tax assessor.

On March 23, 1946, in St. Louis, Mo., he married Evelyn Perry, who preceded him in death on May 6, 1988. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Mays.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Mays, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Blane Mays, of Indonesia; three grandchildren, Ryan, Spencer, and Allison Mays and one sister Reva Lawrence, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, March 7, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 7, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett with Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Memorial may be made to National Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1100, Chicago Ill. 60611-1676, website www.alz.org