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Area Deaths

Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Pink Acuff Jr.

Pink Burgess Acuff Jr., 74, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Born July 13, 1927, in Caruthersville, son of the late Pink Burgess and Delphia May Millis Acuff, Sr., he was a deacon and a member of the First Baptist Church, a member of Gideon International, DAV and the American Legion. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean War, and a owner/operator of a service station and a City Collector in Caruthersville.

On Dec. 26, 1955, in Caruthersville, he married Miss. Edyth Mae Wafler, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Laura Jane Acuff, of Memphis; one son, Burgess Andrew Acuff, of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, William J. Acuff, M.D., of Knoxville, Tenn. and two sisters, Evelyn Lawes, of Atlanta and Mary C. Cullum, of Caruthersville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Genevieve Acuff.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. James Adams officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lex Bell, Bill Acuff, Jr., Alex Acuff, Brian Ketchum, George and Alvin Mewhirter.

Honorary Pallbearers were Calvin House, Marion Wafler and James Cullum.

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

Lorene Blocker

Lorene Blocker, 90, of Scottsville, Ky., formerly of Rives, Mo., died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky.

Born April 30, 1911, in Holcomb, Mo., daughter the late Charles and Sadie Case Clark, she was a memeber of the First Baptist Church of Sullivan, Mo.

On Sept. 6, 1930, she married James Marion Blocker, who preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1972. She was also preceded in death by one son, Paul James Blocker; one brother, Elmer Clark; two sisters, Verba Webb and Geneva Clark and one grandson, James Marion Blocker.

Survivors include four sons, Donald Blocker, of Pevely, Mo., Roy Marion Blocker, of Kennett, Charles Clark Blocker, of Windfall, Ind. and Gerald Blocker, of Union, Mo.; five daughters, Evelyn Headden, of Atlanta, Earliane Messick, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Lois Apel, of Middleton, N.Y., Carolyn Sue West, of Scottsville and Linda Faye Griffith, of Sullivan, Mo.; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 5, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett with the Rev. Bill Fox officiating.

Burial was in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Aquilla, Mo.

Pallbearers were Gregory, Mark, Doug, John and Tim Blocker and Charles Messick.

Douglas Boland

Douglas Alton Boland, 58, of LeMay, Mo., died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Born April 19, 1943, in Pargould, Ark., son of the late Joseph and Lavera Denna Huffmaster Boland, he was of the Baptist faith.

On March 7, 1964, in St. Louis, he married Linda Hargraves, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Douglas Wade Boland, of Bella Villa, Mo.; one daughter, Melissa Miller, of LeMay; one brother, Johnny Boland, of Advance, Mo.; two sisters, JoAnn Batten and Virginia "Ginger" Lewis of Clarkton, Mo., and two granddaughters, Nicole and Miranda Miller, both of LeMay.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Buddy Boland.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.

Dollie Bowman

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath. Hazel Fuller

Hazel Beatrice Fuller, 73, of Campbell, Mo., died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born June 29, 1928, in Sheridan, Wyo., daughter of the late Chester Earl and Hazel Nellie Marks Long, she was a retired minister credentialed with Assemblies of God Headquarters at Springfield, Mo., member of the Kennett Section and a LPN. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Campbell and the General Council Assemblies of God.

On Feb. 9, 1944, in Vancouver, WA., she married Charles Leroy Fuller, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include four daughters, Sharron and Judy Willis and Debby Talcott all of Campbell, Mo. and Marjory Foster, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one son, Charles Earl Fuller, of Edwards, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one sister, Gloria Meyer, of Warsaw, Mo.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Long, and one sister, Muriel Longfellow.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 5, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dale Shoup and Larkin Enlow officiating.

ill be in the Elder Cemetery at Campbell.

Richard Griffin

Richard C. Griffin, 43, of Caruthersville, Mo.; died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at the Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn.

Born April 30, 1958, in Dyersburg, Tenn., son of the late Hazel B. and Mattie Lee Culipher Griffin, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Caruthersville, and was employed by Noranda Aluminum.

On August 16, 1991, in Hayti, Mo., he married Cheryl Terrie Smith, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Laura Lee Chambers, of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Caleigh JoAnn Griffin, of Caruthersville; one brother, Calvin Griffin of Dyersburg and two sisters, Peggy Jones, of Dyersburg and Deloris Ayers, of Ripley, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lonnie and William and one sister, Diane.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. George Spransy officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Greg Moss, Chris Powell, Jerry and Lee Bethune, Jeremy Woods, Terry Cunningham, Lee Smith and Landon Kersey.

The H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements. John Owens, Jr.

John S. Owens, Jr., 87, of Kennett, Mo., formerly of the Sumach community, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born March 12, 1914, in Kennett, he was the son of the late John S. Owens Sr. and Annie Barham McHaney.

On July 3, 1938, he married Lorene Shipman, who survives of the home.

Survivors also inlclude a son, Bill Owens, of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Mary Ann Williams of Baxter Springs, Kan.; two half-brothers, Flake L. McHaney of Kennett and Robert H. McHaney of Corpus Christi, Texas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. J.C. Joyner officiating.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine Pearson

Geraldine Pearson, 86, of Campbell, Mo., died Friday, March 1, 2002, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell.

Born June 7, 1915, in Malden, Mo., daughter of the late John and Rosa Taylor Boner, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and former member of the Rebekah Lodge and a member of the General Baptist Church in Campbell.

On Nov. 28, 1934, in Malden, she married Arthur "Ott" E. Pearson, who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1999. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Dee Boner; one half brother, Buddy "J.E." Hunt and one half sister, Edna Hunt.

Survivors include four sons, Rick Pearson, of Campbell, Bob Pearson, of Dexter, KY., Tom and Jerry Pearson, both of Risco, Mo.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell with Pastor Earl D. Dell officiating.

Burial was in the Park Cemetery at Malden, Mo.

James Rowland

James O. Rowland, 84, of Kennett, Mo., died Sunday. March 3, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 5, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Abiding Peace Temple Church in Kennett with the Revs John Keel and Don Slatton officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Alva Thomas

Alva Lee "Happy" Thomas, 71, of Rector, Ark., died Sunday, March 3, 2002.

Born Aug. 10, 1930, in Rector, Ark., he was the son of Ott and Hinda Thomas, of Rector.

Survivors also include his wife, Peggy Thomas; two daughters, Wilma Osbon, of Paragould, Ark. and Judy Thomas, of Oakdale, Calif.; one step daughter, Mary Pribow, of Ashippun, Wis.; three step sons, Keith Graves of Jonesboro, Ark., Mike Graves, of Marmaduke, Ark. and Larry Jones, of Bay City, Texas; four grandchildren, nine atep-grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 5 at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Rector.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Mitchell Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Gould officiating.

Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Rector.

Pallbearers are Keith and Mike Graves, Tommy and Daren Jordan.

Honorary Pallbearers are Ruel Watson, Dewayne Cole, Gene Castleman and Bill Thomas.

Moody Waldrop

Moody C. Waldrop, 86, of Dexter, Mo., died Friday, March 1, 2002, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter.

Born Jan. 13, 1916, in Braggadocio, Mo., son of the late Wilce and Dora Faircloth Waldrop, he was a member of the Braggadocio Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed by the State of Missouri in the Dietary Department prior to his retirement.

Survivors include one sister, Carie Teeter, of Dexter; one niece, Jeanette Smith, of Dexter and a cousin, Ethel Terrell, of Braggadocio, Mo.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Boyd officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Noel W. Dudley, Charles A. Faris, Tommy L. Crowe, Joe A. Crain, William Waldrop and Harold Faircloth.

Honorary Pallbearer was Reggie Green.