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Area Deaths

Sunday, February 10, 2002

Cleo Cunningham

Cleo Coy Cunningham, 80, of Bourg, La., formerly of Kennett, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Terreboune General Medical Center in Houma, La.

Born Aug. 18, 1921, in Cardwell, Mo., son of the late Louie and Blanche Bishop Cunningham, he was retired from Kennett Public Schools and was a member of the Kennett congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He married Ruby Dell White who preceded him in death Sept. 9, 1994.

Survivors include three sons, Dan Cunningham of Lenexa, Kans., Joe Cunningham of Augusta, Ga. and Steve Cunningham of Bourg, La.; five sisters, May Cupp, Mary Cude, Billie Rowland, Brenda Holt and Eula Mae Ward, all of Arkansas; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Kennett.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett, under direction of McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses or the American Cancer Society.

Don Hanners

Don W. Hanners, 82, of Kennett, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born June 3, 1919, in Hornersville, Mo., son of the late Frank and Minnie Horner Hanners, he served with the U.S. Army in World War II and a member of First Baptist Church of Kennett.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Floyd, Solon, Virgil and Johnny Hanners, a step brother, Marshall Oats and two sisters, Mildred Seeley and Myrtle Hamilton.

He married Marie Redman, who preceded him in death. On July 31, 1999, he married Mary McJunkins, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Rita Dean and her husband, Richard, of Germantown, Tenn. and Amelia Saunders and her husband, Jack, of Soddy Daisey, Tenn.; a brother, Von Hanners of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Box Elder Cemetery at Hornersville with the Rev. Ed Jansson officiating.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews: David and Michael Dean, Tim Saunder, Stephen Dorris and Doyle and Terry Hanners.

Arrangements were by McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.

Michael Haynes

Michael Haynes, 43, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Weatherford, Texas.

Born Jan. 5, 1959, in Wichita, Kan., son of Betty Jo Wilmoth of Kennett and the late Raymond Lloyd Haynes he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

On Feb. 28, 1985, he married Lisa Patton who survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Mark Haynes of Kennett and Christopher Haynes of Manila, Ark.; three daughters, Melinda Haynes, Christina Haynes and Latasha Patton, all of Kennett; a sister, Lisa Marie Singleton of Kennett and one grandmother, Ollie McDaniel of Arbyrd, Mo.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Charles Avants officiating.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were Brandon and Steve Hightower, Bobby and Randy Barton and Michael and Gary Patton.

Velma Kirkwood

Velma L. Kirkwood, 89, of Campbell, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, in St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Jan. 14, 1913, in Essex, Mo., daughter of the late James Albert and Emma Crites Borders, she was a homemaker and clerk in the family owned Kirkwood's Grocery in Campbell. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Campbell, where she taught Sunday and Bible School and a member of the Ladies Missionary Society.

In 1928, she married Edgar Crawford who preceded her in death March 14, 1936. On Nov. 20, 1940, in Campbell, she married Louie Kirkwood who preceded her in death Dec. 28, 1987.

She was also preceded in death by three step sons, J. Ray, Donald C. and Bill W. Kirkwood.

Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Curry of Mehlville, Mo., Una Carpenter of Springdale, Ark., Barbara Morgan of Jefferson City, Mo., Mary Lou Cox of Denver, N.C. and Betty Coffel of Snellville, Ga.; a step-son, Joe Kirkwood of Campbell; a sister, Vernis Peck of Nashville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Landess Funeral Chapel in Campbell with the Rev. Kevin Morris officiating.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Campbell.

Area Deaths

2002-02-08

DDD

400

Marilyn Clavier

Marilyn Jean Clavier, 70, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born July 31. 1931, in Middletown, Ohio, daughter of Alberta Floyd and the late Orville Floyd, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include four sons, Jim Clavier, of Holcomb, Mo., Robert and Mike Clavier, both of St. Louis, Mo. and Larry Anderson; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Crawford and one son, Ricky Horne.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.

Coena Dambach

Coena Dorothy Dambach, 80, of Malden, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born July 16, 1921, in Kelso, Mo., daughter of the late Charles and Louise Schoen Georger, she was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church in Malden and a former member of St. Ann Altar Society.

On Nov. 19, 1953, in Kelso, she married Benjamin Dambach, who preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1984. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Matt and Joe Georger and two sisters, Sister Agusta Georger and Regina Georger.

Survivors include two sons, Dan Dambach, of Malden and Karl Dambach, of Dexter, Mo.; two daughters, Linda Schneider, of Malden and Marla Knutson, of Dexter; one brother, Lucas Georger, of Advance, Mo.; three sisters, Sister Elaine Georger, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Alvena Lett, of Scott City, Mo. and Marina Georger, of Chaffee, Mo. and two granddaughters, Amy Fields, of Sikeston, Mo. and Brandi Dambach, of Dexter.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home. A Rosary service will follow at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the St. Ann Catholic Church in Malden with Father Glenn Eftink officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Mearl Dean

Mearl Dean, 89, of Cardwell, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at his residence. Born Oct. 26, 1912, in Cardwell, he was the son of the late Luther and Rose Cross Dean.

He married Blanche Langston, who preceded him in death and later married Della Mae Hodge on Dec. 5, 1982, in Hornersville, Mo., who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three daughters, Charlene Nichols, Emma Hannsz and Bonnie Wofford, al of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Earl Hodge, of Paragould, Ark. and Jerry Hodge, of Arbyrd, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ira Dean; one sister, Imogene Noel and one grandson, Michael Hannsz.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Arbyrd with the Rev. Doug Clinton officiating.

Burial was in the Cardwell Cemetery.

A.J. Franks

A.J. "Bones" Franks, 71, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Dyersburg, Tenn.

Born Sept. 15, 1930, in Savannah, Tenn., he was the son of the late Hubert and Etta Burks Franks.

Survivors include two brothers, Herman and Sammy Joe Franks, both of Hayti and two sisters, Jean Stegall, of Kennett and Emma Lee Buckley, of Tulelake, Calif.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Junior Franks.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti with John Mark Wilson officiating.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti is in charge of arrangements.

Don Hanners

Don W. Hanners, 82, of Kennett, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Box Elder Cemetery in Hornersville, Mo. with the Rev. Ed Jansson officiating.

Blanche Hefner

Blanche Hefner, 85, of Qulin, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare -South Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born Dec. 26, 1916, in Neelyville, Mo., daughter of the late Guy and Dora Tate Davidson, she was a homemaker and a charter member of the Osburn General Baptist Church.

On Nov. 22, 1935, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., she married Carl Lavern Hefner, who preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1994.

Survivors include one daughter, Velma VanDover and husband, Gary, of Poplar Bluff; one son, Dennis Hefner and wife, Sharon, of Poplar Bluff; four grandchildren, Renee Stone, of Glen Carbon, Ill., Jamie Hefner and Eric VanDover, both of Poplar Bluff and Melissa Trim, of Mountain Home, AFB, Idaho; two great-gandchildren, Joey Stone and Dalton Hefner; four sisters, Bernice Grandstaff and Jewell Lloyd, both of St. Louis, Mo., Verle Pinkerton, of Tuscon, Ariz. and Norma Cox, of Poplar Bluff and one brother, Kenneth Davidson, of Arnold, Mo.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Book officiating.

Burial will follow at the Qulin Cemetery.

Velma Kirkwood

Velma Kirkwood, 89, of Campbell, Mo., died today, Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

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

Edna Knight

Edna Jewell Medlock Knight, 86, of Paragould, Ark., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Jan. 2, 1916, in Greene County, Ark., daughter of the late Alfonzo and Lettie Tennyson Melton, she was a member of the Center Hill Church of Christ and worked at Berkley Public Schools.

She married Ransom L. Medlock, who preceded her in death and later married Henry Knight, who also preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Jim Medlock and wife, Diane, of Kennett; one step-son, Herbert Knight, of St. Louis, Mo.; two step-daughters, Evelyn West, of San Diego, Calif. and Ruthie Robinson, of Chapel Hill, N.C. and three grandchildren, Julie D. Medlock, of Paragould, Marshall H. Medlock, of Little Rock, Ark. and Jamie L. Medlock, of Jonesboro.

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

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Heath Colonial Chapel with Michael Cox officiating.

Burial will follow at the Linwood Cemetery in Paragould.

Memorials may be made to the Childrens Home, Inc., 5515 Old Walcott Rd., Paragould, Ark., 72450 or the Center Hill Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1269, Paragould, Ark., 72450.

Zenda Macom

Zenda Macom, 80, of Gideon, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at the Gideon Care Center.

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