Area Deaths

Friday, February 15, 2002

Robert Ford

Robert Ford, 91, of Gideon, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at the Gideon Care Center.

Born June 7, 1910, in Waterloo, Ala., son of the late John L. and Elizabeth Fielder Ford, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gideon and a riverboat captain for a barge line.

On Feb. 25, 1948, in Paducah, Ky., he married Ona McCalister, who preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 1999. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William and John Ford and four sisters, Lillie Henson, Mary Scott, Myrtle Mayhew and Fannie Tatscot.

Survivors include one step-daughter, Mary Lee Turner, of Gideon; six half-brothers, Hubert, Vernon, J.P. and Carl Ford and Romie D. Hall, all of Savannah, Tenn. and Henry Ford, of New Carlisle, Tenn.; three half-sisters, Nattlie Qualls and Sue Dodd, both of Savannah and Naoimi Phiffor, of New Carlisle; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelly Reed officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

James Myers

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

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

James Marvin "Cotton" Powell, 76, of Hayti, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Jackson, Tenn.

Born Nov. 16, 1925, in Vina, Ala., son of the late Frank and Ida Bullen Powell, he was an auto body repairman.

Survivors include two duaghters, Linda Alsup, of Springfield, Mo. and Pat Tummins and husband, Ron, of Henderson, Tenn.; five sons, James Ray Powell and Jeffery Powell and wife, Georgia, all of Springfield and Allan Powell, Greg Powell and wife, Jolene , and Bryan Powell and wife, Brook, all of Spokane, Wash.; one step-daughter, Rhonda Lafferty, of East Prairie, Mo.; three sisters, Carlee Massey, of Marietta, Miss., Nellie Reynolds and husband, Jerone, of Osceola, Ind. and Agnes Wood and husband, Wallace, of Mountain View, Ark.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deanna Powell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Florence Staggs officiating.

Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Maggie Taylor

Maggie Selena Taylor, 100, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at the Senath Nursing Home.

Born June 9, 1901, in McComb, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Richard Warner and Ida Williams.

In 1919, in Skeen, Miss., she married Vilas Fuller Taylor, who preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1957. She was also preceded in death by four sons, Claudie and Richard Taylor and infant twins; two step-sons, Elmer and R.B. Taylor; one daughter, Lucille Anderson; one step-daughter, Evelyn Richardson; two brothers, Leonard and Robert Lewis Green; two sisters, Lois Price and Hilda Mae Johnson and one great-granddaughter, Magilie Salena Taylor.

Survivors include one step-daughter, Clara Renfrow, of Arbyrd; one sister, Edith Skinner, of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, Robert Taylor, of Huntsville, Ala., Kaye Branum, of Arbyrd, Ronnie Taylor, of Oregon, Richard Taylor, of O'Fallon, Mo. and Janice Taylor, of California; 10 step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Arbyrd with the Rev. Allen Cureton officiating.

Burial was in the Lulu Cemetery at Senath.

Pallbearers were Gary Renfrow, Kenny Guthrie, Gene Renfrow, Donnie Mack West, George Taylor and Neal Smith.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.