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Area Deaths

Thursday, January 17, 2002

Virgil Agee

Virgil Lee Agee, 63, of Gobler, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at his residence.

Born Sept. 12, 1938, in Hope, Ark., son of the late George and Jewelene Agee, he was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

He married Rosetta Hattiex, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Birdie Stewart and husband, Bobby, of Gobler; two brothers, Walter Williams, Jr., of Milwaukee, Wis., George L. Agee, Jr., of Star City, Ark.; one sister, Alene Agee, of Milwaukee; four grandchildren, Yahntzee Hattiex, of Homestown, Mo., Tomeka Jones, of Alamogorda, NM and Candis and Myron Hattiex, both of Gobler; three step-grandchildren, Linda Stewart, of Caruthersville, Mo., Jacquline Stewart, of Gosnell, Ark. and Bobby Stewart, Jr., of Deering, Mo. and ten great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Steele, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with J.B. Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at the United Baptist Church Cemetery in Gobler.

James Erving

James Ruben Erving, 47, of Sikeston, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Born June 6, 1954, in Crenshaw, Miss., son of Clara Hankins, of Sikeston and the late Ruben Erving, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Greers Chapel Baptist Church. He was the recipient of the Golden Poet Award in 1987.

Survivors include one son, Courtney Erving Baker, of Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Patricia Smooth, of Malden, Mo.; his mother and step-father, Clara and Charlie Hankins, Sr., of Sikeston; a grandmother, Grace Wynn, of Sikeston; two step-brothers, Charlie Hankins, Jr., of Sikeston and Sheldon Hankins, of Kansas City, Mo.; one step-sister, Dearmond D. Wofford, of Kansas City and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Williams, Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow at the Sunset of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.

Louise Gill

Louise Gill, 94, of Martin, Tenn., formerly of Bragg City, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at her residence.

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

Christine Green

Christine Green, 82, of Steele, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Dec. 23, 1919, in Ponitoc, Miss., daughter of the late Verly and Mary Lou Robbins McCord, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of God in Kennett.

She married Verlon Green, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Jerry Green, Sr. and wife, Cecilia, of Steele; one daughter, Patricia Ricketts and husband, William, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Angela Carson, of Soddy-Daisy and Dr. Leigh Ann Ricketts, of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandsons, Jerry Wayne Green Jr., and Joseph Lee and Jonathan Dewayne Green, all of Steele and two great-grandchildren, Brittni Frank and Karah Carson, both of Soddy-Daisy.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Steele.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Keith De Fries and Glyndon Davis officiating.

Burial will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele. Mavis Hagghard

Mavis Ophelia Hagghard, 63, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born April 27, 1938, in Buchanan, Mich., daughter of the late Arvel and Viola Bain York, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

On July 2, 1943, in Marked Tree, Ark., she married Harold Hagghard, who preceded her in death on May 19, 2001. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Henry York.

Survivors include one son, Rocky Hagghard, Jr., of Doniphan, Mo.; three daughters, Debbie Whitworth, of Piggott, Ark., Jackie Turner, of Paragould, Ark. and Kellie Hay, of Overrbrook, Ks.; three brothers, Arvil "Buck" York, Jr., of Harrisburg, Ark., Clarence York, of Doniphan and Donnie York, of Mississippi; one sister, Mary York, of Arizona; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Bradshaw-Emerson Funeral Home in Hornersville, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the First Baptist Church in Hornersville with the Rev. Doug Clinton officiating.

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

Mary James

Mary Katherine James, 84, of Hayti, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Three Rivers Health Care in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born Jan. 7, 1918, in Crockett Mills, Tenn., daughter of the late Robert Willard and Lona Francis Petty Privett, she was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

On Feb. 23, 1938, in Deering, Mo., she married A.T. James, Jr., who preceded her in death on April 8, 1984.

Survivors include one son, Douglas James, of Deering; two daughters, Alice Reis, of Doniphan, Mo. and Jeanette Bradshaw and husband, Charles, of Forrest City, Ark.; three grandchildren, Pamela Bradshaw, of Forrest City, Terry Bradshaw, of Conway, Ark. and Brain James, of Deering; three great-grandchildren, Lane, Clayton and Blake Bradshaw, all of Conway and two brothers, Hardy Privett, of Caruthersville, Mo. and Leon Privett, of Kennett.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Jim Russell officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Dwight Blankenship, Billy, Doyle and Bob Privett, Lenard Elder and John Calhoun.

Edna Landrum

Edna Landrum, 89, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 17, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.C. Joyner officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Ponnie Palmer

Ponnie Evelyn Palmer, 98, of Hayti, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark.

Born Nov. 21, 1903, in Morrilton, Ark., daughter of the late Henry and Carrie Banks Mimms, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

On Jan. 20, 1923, in Morrilton, she married James L. Palmer, who preceded her in death on July 31, 1974. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Maxine Hill.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Palmer, of Perry, Ark. and Billy and Kenneth Palmer, both of Hayti; two daughters, Evelyn Hale, of Nesbit, Miss. and Carol Bozarth, of St. Louis, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Church of Christ in Hayti with Laddie Owens officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were Richard and Raymon Miller, Mike and Jonathon Palmer, Mike Hoyt and Larry Palmer II.

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

Vivian Pleasant

Vivian Vane Pleasant, 86, of Wardell, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at the Willow Care Nursing Center.

Born Sept. 30, 1915, in Qulin, Mo., daughter of the late Hershel and Ginny Ann Christie, she was a homemaker.

In 1930, in Qulin, she married William Willard Pleasant, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1977. She was also preceded in death by one son, Clyde Chrisitie.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Pleasant, of St. Louis, Mo. and Zindel Pleasant, of Laguna Beach, Calif.; six daughters, Donna Allen, of Mountain View, Mo., Judy Truelove, of Delhi, La., Ilene Marler, of St. Louis, Patsy Pleasant, of Springfield, Mo. Maxine Minyard, of Chicago, Ill. and Peggy Cochran, of Phoenix, Ariz.; five brothers, Aubry Christie, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Donald and Carl Christie, both of St. Louis and Peter and Hershel Christie, both of Eloy, Ariz.; one sister, Mabel Withrow, of New Orleans, La.; 32 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home in Wardell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Griff Walker officiating.

Burial will follow at the Wardell Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Andy Truelove, Steven Randolph, Michael Marler, Billy Randolph, Brandon Roy and Terry Minyard.

Aubrey Christie served as honorary pallbearer.