Area Deaths

Friday, January 11, 2002

Charles Cheshire

Charles Edward Cheshire, 35, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002.

Born Nov. 17, 1966, in Little Rock, Ark., son of the late Ruth Warhorse Cheshire and Tommie R. Cheshire of Caruthersville, he attended schools in Caruthersville and Deering.

Survivors include his step-mother, Charity Cheshire of Caruthersville; two half-brothers, Charles D. Studie of Morton, Miss. and Tim Stuart of Sikeston, Mo.; a half-sister, Betty McKnight of Caruthersville; a nephew, Tony Long of Sikeston and a special friend, Linda Paxton of Braggadocio.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in Dry Bayou Cemetery in the Concord Community with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating an under direction of H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Buford Barnett, Tony Long, Jeff Phelps, Daniel Altice and Tim Stuart.

Gatha Decker

Gatha Decker, 85, of Rives died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at her residence.

Born Feb. 10, 1916, in Alicia, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Robert William and Mary Ann Brown Whitmire.

On September 25, 1937, in Lawrence County, Ark., she married Everette I. Decker who preceded her in death Aug. 23, 1981. She was also preceded in death by a son, William Thomas Decker; two brothers, Hershel and Bruce Whitmire and six sisters, Beulah Graham, Mildred Sherman, Alice Lee, Grace Reece, Geneva Counts and Cressie Whitmire.

Survivors include a son, Paul Decker of Kennett; a daughter, Mary Murrell of Rives; a brother, Bill Whitmire, Jr. of Umatilla, Fla.; a sister, Pearline McAbee of Knil, Mich.; five grandchildren, Mike Decker of Cape Girardeau, Tim Murrell of Kerrville, Texas, Blaine Murrell of Poplar Bluff, Kim McRoy of Bloomfield and Lisa Pruitt of Kennett and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 11, in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with Adam Broom officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association.

Floye Ellis

Floye Lee Ellis, 87, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Tuesday, May 26, 1914, in Grassy, Mo., daughter of the late Roy and Bertha Hill Bryant, she was a seamstress and a member of the Church of Christ in Steele.

She married Sam Kendrick Ellis who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Sam K. Ellis, Jr. of Steele; two daughters, Carol Stuart of Kennett and Pat Taylor of Steele; two sisters, Jueletta Campbell and Geneva Tidwell, both of DeLand, Fla; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be today, Friday, Jan. 11, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Steele.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Bradshaw Chapel with Spencer Furby officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.

Ella Gooch

Ella Louise Gooch, 65, of Pacific, Mo. and formerly of Cardwell, died Thursday, Jan. 10, at Pacific Health Care Center.

The daughter of the late Harrison and Bertha Gooch, she was a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church.

Survivors include two brothers, Lewis Gooch of St. Petersburg, Fla. and John Gooch of O'Fallon, Mo. and two sisters, Juanita Shatley of Eureka, Mo. and Lucille Barlow of Troy, Mo.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville, Ark.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the Howard Chapel with the Rev. Leland Dement officiating.

Burial will be in the Cardwell Cemetery.

Lucille James

Lucille Delores James, 62, of Piedmont, Mo. and formerly of Malden, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff.

Born April 7, 1939, in Kansas City, Missouri, daughter of the late Ralph Lee and Mary Ethel Lampton Hillman, she was employed at Federal Mogul before retirement.

On Dec. 19, 1959, in Gideon, she married J.B. James, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Diane Jordan of Clarkton; a son, Jay Anthony James of Alvin, Texas; a brother, Ralph Hillman of Clarkton; a sister, Esther Hillman of Piedmont; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two brothers William Lee and Richard Lee Hillman.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 11, in the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Bradshaw Chapel with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery at Malden.

Dorothy Sanders

Dorothy Sanders, 86, of Mountain View, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Stone County Skilled Nursing Center in Mountain View.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 11, in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Senath.

Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. today in the McDaniel Chapel with the Rev. Derek Combs officiating.

Burial will be in Cardwell Cemetery at Cardwell.

Lloyd Street

Lloyd "Butch" Street, 53, of Judsonia, Ark., died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001

Born April 22, 1948, in Hornersville, son of the late Loran and Ollie Mae Oliver Street, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of Vietnam. He was a mechanic and farmer worker and attended the Dripping Springs Assembly of God Church.

He married Wanda Smith who survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Lloyd Street, Jr. and his wife, Tracy and Christopher Street all of Judsonia; two brothers, Donnie Street of Judsonia and Mike Street of Kennett; two sisters, Glenda Matheny and Norma Statler, both of Kennett and a grandson, Chase Street of Judsonia.

He was preceded in death of two brothers, Anthony "Bub" Street and James Street.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Dripping Springs Assembly of God Church with Douglas Goode and Lavone Piker officiating.

Burial with military honors followed in the Providence Cemetery under direction of Powell Funeral Home of Judsonia.

Pallbearers were Floyd Passmore, Grover Jackson, Donnie Davis, William Cleveland, Jerry Passmore, Paul Jackson and Kevin Cleveland.