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Area deaths

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Wesley Bynum

Wesley Gordon Bynum, 86, of Rector, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark.

Born Oct. 30, 1915, in Lee County, Ark., he was a farmer, a member of the Rector General Baptist Church and the Farm Bureau, past president of the Rector Lion's Club, former alderman and he served as little league commissioner for four years.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel Bynum, of Rector; three daughters, Peggy Ingram and husband, Bob, Melba Ingram and husband, Wayne and Dianna Brewer and husband, Eddie, all of Rector; one step-son, Alan Abbott, of Kennett; one sister, Dorothy Strickland, of Kennett; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Bynum; two sons, Larry and Richard Bynum; one step-son, Dale Abbott; four brothers, Rob, Robert and Garvin Abbott and an infant brother.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Rector General Baptist Church with the Revs. James Henry Dortch and Kenny Burns officiating.

Burial was in the Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

Pallbearers were the grandsons, Ryan, Russ and Luke Brewer and Chris, Doug and Tim Ingram.

Honorary pallbearers were Wesley Mills, Chad Abbott, Donald Rogers, Bill Smithee, Wayne Birmingham, Clifton Carter, Vickie, Ashley and Erica Mills, Lindsey and Jessica Ingram and Becky and Sidney Brewer.

Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector was in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Cecil Keller

Rev. Cecil G. Keller, 75, of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Bernie, Mo., son of the late Sam and Myrtie Embry Keller, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during WWII, a General Baptist Minister since 1963 and was currently serving as pastor of the Parma General Baptist Church.

On July 28, 1946, in Piggott, Ark., he married Elsie Ray, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Cheryl Miller and husband, Terry, of Neelyville, Mo.; two sons, Graden Keller, of Houston, Texs and Scott Keller and wife, Tammy, of Malden; two sisters, Agnes Brown, of Malden and Geraldine Finch, of Beloit, Wis.; six grandchildren, Christopher and Todd Day and Clayton, Kristen, Karis and Brian Keller and three great-grandchildren, Morgan Lynne and Logan Day and Richie Sturm.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Delia Dale and four brothers, Orvel, Everett, LaRue and Dawsey Keller.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the First General Baptist Church in Malden with the Revs. Scott Keller and Joe Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bernie Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Parma General Baptist Church, Parma, Mo., 63870.

Antha Markum

Antha Markum, 87, of Holcomb, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Campbell, Mo.

Bobby Smith

Bobby Doyle Smith, 48, of Gideon, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Clarkton, Mo.

Born Feb. 6, 1954, in Gideon, son of Jessie Doyle Smith, of Gideon and the late Helen Louise White Smith, he was a member of the Tatum Chapel General Baptist Church in Holcomb, Mo.

On May 13, 2001, in Peach Orchard, Mo., he married Lamanda Bailey, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three daughters, Mary Gattis, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Lee Ann Williams, of Cardwell, Mo. and Bobbie Smith, of Clarkton; one step-daughter, Melissa Bailey, of Clarkton and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Jane Ann Smith.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Earnest Puckett officiating.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.

Maggie Taylor

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

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Arbyrd.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Arbyrd First Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Cureton officiating.

Burial will follow at the Lulu Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials may be made to the Arbyrd First Baptist Church.

Albert White

Albert Charles White, 51, of St. Jospeh, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at St. Jospeh.

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

Bonnie Williams

Bonnie Lee "B.L. Pop" Williams, 70, of Paragould, Ark., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at his residence.

Born May 12, 1931, in Morrilton, Ark., son of the late James Bonnie and Tressie Crouch Williams, he was of the Baptist faith and was retired from the United States Sugar Corporation in Clewiston, Fla., where he served as a security guard.

On June 2, 1964, in Okeechobee, Fla., he married Jerris Charlene Garrard, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Freddie Darlene and Lloyd Haff, of Paragould and a special friend, Veronica Jaramillo, of Austin, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Fred and Jewel Garrard.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Heath Funeral Home in Paragould.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Royce Schanda and Joanne Schanda officiating.

Burial will follow at the Cardwell Cemetery in Cardwell, Mo.