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Area Deaths

Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Otis Crawford

Otis Crawford, 88, of Gideon, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born May 8, 1913, in Kentucky, son of the late Butler and Beulah Crawford, he was of the Assembly of God faith and a farmer.

On June 9, 1953, he married Ruth Helen Beard, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include four daughters, Brenda Walker, of Dexter, Mo., Phyllis Ann McRill, Marla Sue Bailey and Bonnie Gail Crawford, all of Kennett; four sons, Dale Allen Crawford, of Kennett, Jeffrey Crawford, of Malden, Mo., Kenneth Crawford, of St. louis, Mo. and Joel Ray Bell, of Russellville, Ark.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Gaveside services were held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.

Herbert Davidson

Herbert Henry Davidson, 88, of Kennett, formerly of Cardwell, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born in Gamelia, Ark., son of the late Louis and Bertha Shipley Davidson, he was a former chief of police from Cardwell and former Dunklin County Deputy Sheriff and a member of the Cardwell first Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Phillips Davidson.

Survivors include one daughter, Helen Johnson, of Bald Knob, Ark.; six grandchildren, Pat Diamond and Randy Brannum, both of Augusta, Ark., Debbie Nolen, of Jonesboro, Ark., Mark Nolen, of Punkin Center, Mo., Sherrie Eddington, of Kennett and Jeffrey Nolen, of Cardwell; four brothers, Cecil and Glen Davidson, both of Cardwell, Freddie Davidson, of Paris, Texas and Bobby Davidson, of Sweeney, Texas and four sisters, Joyce Malone, of Arbyrd, Mo., Alamae Pritchard, of Paragould, Ark., Ruby Huggins, of Paris and Maxine Sanders, of Bakersfield, Calif.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville, Ark.

Burial was in the Cardwell Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Davis Smith, Devin Fisher, Dustin and Brett Nolen, Gene Kelly and Mike Diamond.

Gatha Decker

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

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Adam Broom officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Otis Haynes

Otis Haynes, 84, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

Born Feb. 13, 1917, in Trumann, Ark., son of the late William and Celia Thomas Haynes, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caruthersville and worked for the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. for many years.

On May 9, 1939, in Neelyville, Mo., he married Mary A. Dollins, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by three grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Doris June Baker and husband, Bob, of Heavener, Okla., Judy Bata and husband, Clifton, of Columbia, Mo. and Lanna Payne and husband, Bryan, of Germantown, Tenn.; three sons, Marvin Haynes and wife, Carolyn, of Denver, Colo., Tom Haynes and wife, Janie, of Olive Branch, Miss. and Glenn Haynes and wife, Suzanne, of Caruthersville; one brother, Earl Haynes, of Wyoming, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Roberts Cemetery South in Neelyville with Dr. Marvin Haynes officiating.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

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

H.B. Norman

H.B. Norman, 83, of Senath, Mo., died Monday, Jan, 7, 2002, at Northeast Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Jan. 9, 1918, in Senath, son of the late John Henry and Pearl Keel Scruggs Norman, he was a farmer, taught and coached in Senath and was an agent for New York Life Insurance.

On June 24, 1940, in Malden, Mo., he married Clementine Caneer, who preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 1988. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Charlotte Moore and one brother, Hanley Norman.

Survivors include one son, John Norman and wife, Linda, of Jackson, Mo.; one daughter, JoAnn Norman, of Jonesboro, Ark.; five grandchildren, Brandon Norman and wife, Rhonda, Nathan Norman and wife, Audrey and Tyson Norman, all of Jackson, Henry Moore and wife, Sherri, of Festus, Mo. and Joe F. Moore, of Sikeston, Mo. and three great-grandchildren, Randa Norman and Matthew and Joseph Moore.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the First United Methodist Church in Senath with the Rev. Gene West officiating.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Joe Moore, Jr., Henry Moore, Brandon, Tyson and Nathan Norman, Lester Hunter and Mardon Layne.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Smith

Robert Theodore Smith, 75, of Senath, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born Oct. 27, 1926, in Senath, son of the late John Henry and Maude Irene Gholson Smith, he was retired from the Army after 23 years of service as an Army Medic and serving two tours in Vietnam. He received the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Medical Badge and the Good Conduct Medal and he was a member of the Hornersville American Legion Post.

He married Orean Petty, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Alma Smith and two brothers, Joe and Charles Smith.

Survivors include three step-daughters, Margaret Sessoms, of Cardwell, Mo., Patsy Zolman, of Lounds, Mo. and June Malone, of Oak Grove, La.; three brothers, Ted Smith, of St. Louis, Mo., Don Smith, of Honolulu, Hawaii and M.L. Smith, of Collinsville, Ill. and six sisters, Dorothy Whitlock, of Senath, Sally Grimes, of Fenton, Mo., Rose McCourt, of Gillespie, Ill., Barbara Creasy, of Alton, Ill., Judy Jones, of Madison, Miss. and Betty Vogel, of St. Charles, Mo. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Albert Camp officiating.

Burial was in the Lulu Cemetery.

Nephews served as pallbearers. Tony Walls

Anthony Eugene "Tony" Walls, 56, of Malden, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at his residence.

Born Aug. 2, 1945, in Lilbourn, Mo., son of the late Samuel and Bernice Goodrich Walls, he worked at Federal Mogul in Malden and was a member of the American Legion Post 293 in Malden.

In 1970, in St. Louis, Mo., he married Ruth Anne Winchester, who survives.

Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Walls, of Malden and Dawn Christine Condor, of Granite City, Ill.; one sister, Reba Holtzclaw, of Kokomo, Ind. and two grandchildren, Alexandra Jade Walls-Anthony, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Dalton Cole Walls, of Granite City.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Allen Massey officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden.