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Area Deaths

Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Mildred Baker

Mildred G. Baker, 91, of Bartlesville, Okla., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center.

Born June 21, 1910, in Senath, Mo., daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Richard Johnson, she worked at an oil company until her retirement and was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Fidelis-Dorcas Sunday School Class and the "Extra Years of Zest" Club. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Bartlesville Chapter 142, Eastern Star "Study Club", the East Cross Methodist Church "Keen Agers Club", the West Star Bank "Celebrity Club" and the Plaza Bank "Senior Advantage Club"

On June 5, 1929, in Senath, she married Carl M. Baker, who preceded her in death in 1978. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Mitchell and one nephew, Wayne David Mitchell.

Survivors include one nephew, Keith Mitchell and family, of Kennett and several in-laws and numerous cousins.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Sneed Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville with the Rev. Chalres Cowell officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in remembrance of Mrs. Baker, has been established to the Building Fund of the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1136, Bartlesville, Okla., 74005.

Stumpff Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Binkard

Shirley Ann Binkard, 57, of Cardwell, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at her residence.

Born Jan. 13, 1945, in Pocahontas, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Cletus and Irene Cook Vermilye.

On Jan. 5, 1962, in Wauchula, Fla., she married Russell Binkard, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include, one son, Russell John Binkard, Jr., of Hornersville, Mo.; seven daughters, Sherry Lynn Thompson and Karen Ann Summers, both of Paragould, Ark., Cynthia Gail Hembrey and Kayla Renee Binkard, both of Cardwell, Debra Diane Wrather, of Oak Grove, Ark. and Maude Ellen Ruie and Melissa Irene Wagner, both of Hornersville; one brother, Bill Lindsey, of Biggers, Ark.; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth, Bob and Jerry Vermlye and Doyle Lindsey.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Leland Dement officiating.

Burial was in the Cardwell Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jessie Roe, Kenneth Hill, Doug Kemmett, Michael Skaggs, Jeff Nolen and Phillip Miller.

Billy Davis

Billy Dale Davis, 49, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Dec. 15, 1952, in Hayti, Mo., son of the late Billy Jack and Louetta Sides Davis, he was a retired major in the Army National Guard and served in Operation Desert Storm, he taught art and coached football and basketball in the Hayti Public School System for over 20 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hayti.

On June 10, 1983, in Caruthersville, he married Jeretta Vickers, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Keith Aaron Davis, of Caruthersville ; one niece, Natalie Anne Montgomery, of Jonesboro, Ark. and nine cousins, all of Caruthersville.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the First Baptist Church in Hayti with the Rev. Mike Melton officiating.

Burial with full military honors was held in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Paul M. Shaw, Aaron McCall, Lindsey White, Brian K. Taylor, Kendall Hampton and Tommy Woods.

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

Betty Donley

Betty Leadbetter Donley, 60, of Advance, Mo., formerly of Hornersville, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002.

Born Aug. 29, 1941, in Marquand, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Geroge and Bulah Leadbetter.

On March 31, 1960, she married Buford Donley, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1991. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Lonnie Ray Leadbetter.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Oliphat, of Puxico, Mo., Connie Perey, of Crump and Vicky Rogers, of Advance; three sons, Ray and Terry Donley, both of Greenbrier, Mo. and Timmy Donley, of Steradvent, Mo.; three sisters, Dorothy Palmer and Shirley Gattis, both of Senath, Mo. and Ruby Pender, of Hornersville; two brothers, Charles Earl Leadbetter, of Arbyrd, Mo. and George Earl Leadbetter, of Marysville, Ky. and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Morgan Funeral Home in Advance with Brother Gene West officiating.

William Holley

William "Dick" Holley, 76, , of Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Born April 21, 1925, in Kennett, son of the late Nedham and Louise Dickey Holley, he was a veteran, serving in WWII, having spent time in the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations, he worked in the food industry at Armour & Company and Wettereau prior to his retirement. He served on the Borad of Deacons at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico, Mo., and Cape Girardeau, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Board of Directors at the First National Bank in Cape Girardeau, a member of the Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, a member of the American Management Association and the Rotary Club of Mexico.

On June 26, 1949, he married Betty Steck, who survives of the home. Survivors also include one daughter, Claire Jane Holley, of Chesterfield and one half-brother, Clinton Holley, of California.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the McCombs Funeral Home with the Rev. Grant Gillard officiating.

Burial will follow at the Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2002 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo., 63131-3597.

Alma McGee

Alma Mae McGee, 85, of Holcomb, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at her residence.

Born June 24, 1916, in Kennett, daughter of the late William Clarence and Berthina Elizabeth McCombs Johnson, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope General Baptist Church in Holcomb.

On Dec. 1, 1933, in Kennett, she married Walter Earnest McGee, who preceded her in death on March 1, 1984. She was also preceded in death by one grandchild, six brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Herrin and husband, Larry, of Kennett, Jannis Presson and husband, Charles, of Forrest City, Ark. and Alfrieda Cagle, of Cardwell, Mo.; two sons, Harold McGee and wife, Carol, of Crestwood, Mo. and James McGee and wife, Mary Ann, of Gerald, Mo.; one sister, Mary Ann Robertson, of Piggott, Ark.; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Loyd Cemetery in Holcomb with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Landess Funeral Home of Campbell was in charge of arrangements.

James Myers

James Myers, 63, of Kennett, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born March 9, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he was the son of the late Everett and Laura Winchester Myers.

On April 9, 1959, he married Maggie Cagle, who preceded him in death on May 13, 2000. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Monroe, Paul and Gene Cook and one sister, Patsy Barton.

Survivors include four sons, James, Larry, Ricky and Douglas Myers, all of Kennett; one daughter, Lisa Myers, of Holcomb, Mo.; two brothers, Jerry Myers, of Kennett and Ronald Myers, of Perryville, Mo.; two sisters, Annie Hobbs and Rosa Lee Chism, both of Kennett; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chuck McCarty officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Robert Luttrell, Ricky Jo and David Trainer, Everett Barton, Frankie Finley and Jerry Brooks.

Nell Pesnell

Nell M. Pesnell, 86, of Ellisville, Mo., formerly of Holcomb, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Delmar Gardens in Chesterfied Mo.

Born Nov. 20, 1915, in Arab, Ala., daughter of the late Louis and Callie Adams Cox, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Holcomb.

On Nov, 28, 1931, in Arab, she married Delton "Slim" Pesnell, who preceded her in death on March 27, 1998. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mavis Patterson and Avis Clymes.

Survivors include one son, Joe Pesnell and wife, Linda, of Chesterfield; one grandson, Jonathan Pesnell, of Columbia, Mo. and one sister, Elva Jo Smith, of Florisant, Mo.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Vaughn officiating.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo. Jody Stratton

Jody L. Stratton, 84, of Kennett, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at National Health Care in Kennett.

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

Lawrence Thornton

Lawrence V. Thornton, 65, of Malden, Mo., died at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Mo.

Elowise Vaughn

Elowise Vaughn, 82, of Campbell, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell.

Born Dec. 6, 1919, in Booneville, Miss., daughter of the late George William and Minnie May McCoy Heathcock, she was a homemaker and a member of the Cane Creek Baptist Church.

On April 15, 1946, in Malden, Mo., she married Robert Lee Vaughn, Jr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1997. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Willidean Collins and Bernice Johnson and one brother, Edsel Heathcock.

Survivors include one sister, Virginia I. Mackey, of Lyons, Ill.; one brother, Orval R. Heathcock, of Campbell and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell with the Rev. James Cornman officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Campbell.

Joan Williams

Joan Williams, 68, of Malden, Mo., died today, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.