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Area Deaths

Friday, February 1, 2002

Minnie Allen

Minnie Allen, 89, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born March 23, 1912, in Steele, Mo., daughter of the late George and Nancy Gann Jackson, she was a homemaker and a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Kennett.

On Nov. 16, 1925, in Lake City, Ark., she married Elbert E. Allen, who preceded her in death on April 16, 1994. She was also preceded in death by one son, Jack Allen.

Survivors include three sons, Dallas Allen, of Kennett, George Wayne Allen, of Tupelo, Miss. and Larry Allen, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two daughters, Polly Nolin, of Steele and Zella May Grady, of Poplar Bluff; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 1, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. James Lewis and A.C. Gardner officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Javauta Autry

Javauta Autry, 65, of St. Charles, Mo., died today, Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Senath Cemetery.

Maggie Butler

Maggie Butler, 101, of Wardell, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born Sept. 6, 1900, in Enid, Miss., daughter of the late Benjamin and Maggie Moore Roberson, she was a homemaker and a member of the St. John Baptist Church in Pascola, Mo.

In 1918, she married Joseph Butler, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Earmon Butler and wife, Earnestine, of Chicago, Ill. and Darmon Butler and wife, Lula Pearl, of Michigan City, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Ruthie Mae Butler, of Wardell; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ruthie Mae Malone, Keith, Kenneth and Kimberly Butler, all of Chicago, Oscar Lee Harris, Sr., Oscar Harris, Jr. and Shari Harris, all of Kokomo, Ind., Geraldine and Darryl Ellis, Elvy and Tanya McGaughy, Elantra and Squeaky, all of Wardell, Brenda, Ruthie Jean and Regina, Jacqueline Malone, Eagan, Minnesota, Walter, Jr., Anthony and Christopher Malone, all of Chicago, Charles and Honey of Columbia, Mo., Johnny Ray and Rsoezetta, of Elkhart, Ind., Darmon Butler, Jr., of Michigan City, Tony of the Armed Forces, Billy, Faye and Phyllis, all of Hayti, Mo. and a host of great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home Chapel in Wardell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Homestown Cemetery in Wardell.

Pallbearers are Keith Butler, Charles, Johnny Ray and Elvy McGaughy, Darmon Butler, Jr. and Oscar Harris.

Flora Ice

Flora Ice, 87, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Pacific, Mo.

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

Elizabeth Pankey

Elizabeth Blair Pankey, 84, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at the St. John Hospital in Springfield.

Born Aug. 6, 1917, in Kennett, daughter of the late Rayburn and Lillian Robb Pankey, she worked for Frisco Railroad as business manager, was a member of PEO of Springfield and and a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church in Springfield.

Survivors include cousins, Mrs. Maxwell Williams, of Gideon, Mo., Harriett Williams Ewing, of Malden, Mo., Brent Ewing, of Kansas City, Mo., David Overton Ewing, of St. Charles, Mo., Alex Ewing, of St. Louis, Mo., Everett, Leah, Matthew and Will Mobley, all of Kennett and Jo Mobley Ferguson, of Newark, Del.; special friend, Betty Hazeltine, of Springfield and other relations, the Ballwin and Donaldson families in Kennett.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 1, at the Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Phillips officiating.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.