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Area Deaths

Tuesday, January 8, 2002

John Crawford

John J. Crawford, 63, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at his residence.

Born March 6, 1938, in Cardwell, son of the late John Henry and Sadie Ella Cato Crawford, he was a farmer.

On Nov. 23, 1955, he married Susie Kackley, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Johnny Crawford, of Arbyrd; two daughters, Margaret Wright, of Black Oak, Ark. and Tabitha Crawford, of Arbyrd; one brother, Marvin Crawford, of Blytheville, Ark.; six sisters, Violet Moore, of Kennett, Imogene Kackley, Nancy Scott and Dora Crawford, all of Rives, Mo., Helen Crawford, of Hornersville, Mo. and Olene Crawford, of Gosnell, ark.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild and three brothers, Bill, Raymond and Joe Crawford.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Revs. Doug Clinton and Charles James officiating.

Burial was in the Horner Cemetery at Hornersville.

Pallbearers were Johnny and Randy Crawford, Carl Burns, Bobby Abbott, Tim Harris and Billy Joe Medley.

Otis Crawford

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Gideon.

Gatha Decker

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

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

eatrice Hooper

Veatrice Hooper, 78, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at the Caruthersville Nursing Center.

Born Nov. 13, 1923, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Robert Hughie and Mayme Pinnon Stubbs, she was a secretary with the Caruthersville School District #18 prior to her retirement.

On Sept. 5, 1942, in Kennett, she married H.R. Hooper, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1974. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kerry McClendon; two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan Lawrence, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four grandsons, Mark and Casey McClendon and Skip and Matthew Lawrence; one sister, Irene Dunehew, of Caruthersville and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with Dr. James Adams officiating.

Burial was in the Pemiscot Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Larry Thrasher, Elva Ray, Mark and Casey McClendon, Matt Lawrence and Robert Lawrence, Jr.

John Maguire

John Thomas Maguire, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at his residence.

Born March 19, 1913, in Pacific, Mo., son of the late Bernard and Jenny Glasner Maguire, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII in Northern France, where he won the Bronze Star and later served in Alaska and Korea. He attend the Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden, Mo. and was employed by the Candy Co. and the American Stove Company prior to his retirement.

On May 3, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., he married Virginia Fowler, who survives, of Malden.

Survivors also include twin daughters, Patsy Puckett and husband, Claude, of Cherokee Village and Peggy Cambron and husband, Earl, of Malden; one brother, Daniel Maguire, of Springfield, Mo.; one step-son, Richard Johnson and wife, Marlene, of Noble, Ark.; one step-daughter, Gloria Doty and husband, Ronald, of Corning, Ark.; nine grandchildren, Shawn Michael and James Lee West, Wanda Michelle Honeycutt, Jeffery W. and Candance Marie Puckett, Raqueal Lynn Shelton and Brian Patrick, Kimberly Dawn and Melvin Justin Cambron and five great-grandchildren, Jessica Daniella and Brandon Michael West and Dusty, Emily and Natalie Honeycutt.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Perry Clark officiating.

Burial was in the Park Cemetery at Malden.

Bernice McPherson

Bernice McPherson, 88, of Kennett, died Monday, Jan, 7, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born Jan. 7, 1914, in Chotaw, Ark., daughter of the late Jim and Ada Dempsey Williams, she was a member of the Slicer Street Church of Christ in Kennett.

On May 5, 1934, in Kennett, she married Thomas McPherson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1980. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Fisher.

Survivors include one son, James McPherson, of Shannon, Mich.; one daughter, Doris James, of Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Eddie McPherson officiating.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.

Faye Landess Mills

Faye Rene Mills, of Murphysboro, Ill., died following a short illness, at 1:26 p.m. on December 25, at her daughter's home in Murphysboro.

Faye was born on April 10, 1903, to Elmer West Landess and Edna Belle (Boxell) Landess. She married William Leon Mills, of Malden, Mo., on November 15, 1925. He preceded her in death on January 18, 1949.

Mrs. Mills was a homemaker and a loving mother, devoted to her family. She was baptized into the Church of Christ and was the oldest member of the First Christian Church of Murphysboro. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, the White Shrine of Jerusalem and the Federated Woman's Club.

Faye is survived by five children; one son, Landes Leon Mills and wife, Judy, of Murphysboro; son, Dr. Robert B. Mills and wife, Joyce, of Murphysboro; daughter, Jeanette Hudgins and husband, John, of Murphysboro; son, Michael Mills, of Murphysboro; and daughter, Mary Pat Mills, of Kauai, HI. She is survived by 10 grandchildren; Melody Corso, of Naperville, Ill; Gary Landess Mills and wife, Brenda, of Murphysboro; Mike Mills and wife, Nona, of Sikeston, Mo.; Dr. Robert Leon Mills, of Marion; Dr. Stephen Mills and wife, Tracey, of Carterville; Dr. Joseph Hudgins and wife, Lane Blume Hudgins, of Murphysboro; Jem Hudgins, of Norwell, MA; Molly Hudgins, of St. Louis, Mo.; Amy Jane Mills Tunnicliff, of Hingham, MA; and Christopher Mills, of San Francisco, Calif. She is also survived by eighteen great-grandchildren; Jason Zastrow, Carrie Corso, Elizabeth Stiegman and her husband, Steve, Casey Faye Mills, Sarah Mills, Devin Mills. Sean Mills, Spencer Mills, Lincoln Mills, Grant Mills, Shea Leigh Mills, Brockton Mills, Cameron Hudgins, Andrew Landess Hudgins, Kelly Faye Hudgins, Courtney Hudgins, Woody Tunnicliff and Faye Landess Tunnicliff.

Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister and four brohters.

Graveside services for Faye Mills were held on Saturday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Memorial Cemetery. The graveside service was followed by a memorial celebration of her life at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Murphysboro, 15th and Pine Streets. Memorial contributions in memory of Faye may be made to the First Christian Church of Murphysboro or TIP Hospice.

Henry Norman

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

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.

Funeral sevices will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Senath First Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene West officiating.

Burial will follow at the Senath Cemetery.

Loy Petty

Loy Petty, 69, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Arbyrd, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at Flint.

Born March 25, 1932, in Arbyrd, he was the son of the late George and Lucinda Grissom Petty.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Petty, of Flint; one brother, Vaughn Petty, of Senath, Mo. and one sister, Lucille Adams, of Arbyrd.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Vera Hopper, Orean Smith, Beatrice Lindsey and Ruth Petty.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Arbyrd with the Rev. Alan Cureton officiating.

Burial was in the Lulu Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Joe and Bryan Lane, Dwayne Petty, Neal Smith, Ken Sikes and Roger Duty.

A.E. Sturgeon

A.E. "Tuff" Sturgeon, 86, of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at his residence.

Born Sept. 8, 1915, in Zalma, Mo., son of the late Howard Issac and Clara Lacy Sturgeon, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII, a retired farmer and landowner, a member of the Four Mile Masonic Lodge #211 in Campbell and former trustee and ex-officio treasurer of Cottonhill Township and was of the General Baptist faith.

On Aug. 14, 1950, in Piggott, Ark., he married LaNelle Bailey, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Jack Sturgeon and wife, Jan, of Wappapello, Mo. and Tony Sturgeon and wife Sherry, of Neelyville, Mo.; one daughter, Mary Nell Wagner and husband, Wendell, of Parma, Mo.; one brother, Bill Sturgeon, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two sisters, Velma Arrington, of Neelyville and Bernice Peck of Bridgeton, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jacqueline Rohr, of Apple Valley, Minn., Kelly Foster, of Dexter, Mo. and Tara and Tyler Wagner, both of Parma; four great-grandchildren, Katlynn and Michael Rohr, both of Apple Valley and Jordynn and Caden Foster, both of Dexter.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred and Elmond Sturgeon and two sisters, Freda Gulley and Alta Mincey.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with Revs. Dick Murray and James Back officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.

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, Alexander 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.

Ethel Walton

Ethel Mae Walton, 90, of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at Ridgeview Nursing Center in Malden.

Born Sept. 8, 1911, in Ellington, Mo., daughter of the late Job H. and Sarah C. Thompson Ratliff, she was a homemaker and a charter member of the Sunnyvale General Baptist Church in Malden.

On Dec. 23, 1928, in Missouri, she married Rev. Ernest Walton, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Kathleen Pickard, of Malden; two grandsons, Donald Phillip Luallen, of Malden and Rodger Dale Luallen and wife, Marsha, of Okmulgee, Okla.; two great-grandsons, Marcus and Marlo Luallen, both of Okmulgee; two great-granddaughters, Marcy Fleming and Marisa Luallen, both of Okmulgee; one great-great-granddaughter, Kerrigan Fleming, of Okmulgee;and one sister, Dessie B. Hill, of Malden.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Harley, Robert, Henry and David Ratliff and one sister, Lucille Ratliff, died in infancy.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dick Murray officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.

Memorials may be made to the Sunnyvale General Baptist Church, Rt. 2, Malden, Mo., 63863.