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Area Deaths

Sunday, January 6, 2002

Gertrude Baskin

Gertrude Baskin, 87, of Campbell, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark.

Born Jan. 9, 1914, at Bradford, Tenn., daughter of the late Scobie and Myrtle Lou Bannister, she was a homemaker and member of the Campbell General Baptist Church.

She married Lee G. Gaskin who preceded her in death on March 20, 1970. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Bannister and a sister, Ruth Smith.

Survivors include a daughter, Samantha Beyer and husband, Leo, of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Charles D. Fernstrom and wife, Charlee, of Pace, Fla; a sister, Freida Sue Smith of Memphis; five grandchildren, Renee Knight, Janet George, Charles Beyer, Ray Beyer and Tim Beyer; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and several neices and nephews.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 6, in the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell with Pastor Earl D. Dell officiating.

Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Campbell.

Jessie Bridges, Sr.

Jessie Raymond Bridges, Sr., 89, of Kennett, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at his home.

Born Jan. 29, 1912m at Pascola, Mo., son of the late John and Minnie Edwards Bridges, he was a member of the Harrison Street Church of Christ in Kennett.

On Nov. 17, 1928, he married Edith Opal Watson who preceded him in death Jan. 2, 1987. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Eugene Bridges; a daughter, Katherine Akers, two brothers, Cecil and Melvin Bridges, a step-mother, Bessie Bridges and a step-brother, Charles Gattis.

Survivors include three sons, Johnny Bridges of St. Louis, Tracy Bridges of Kennett and Jessie Bridges, Jr., of Austin, Texas; three daughters, Betty Decker and Mavis Higgins of Kennett and Alice Marks of Arnold, Mo., a brother, Marion Bridges of Niles, Mich.; two step-brothers, James Gattis of Cullman, Ala. and Hershal Gattis of Kennett; two sisters Minnie Maude Garrett of Michigan and Rita Bridges of St. Louis; a step-sister, Lorene Shipman of Kennett; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Eselle Long of Kennett.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 6, in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with Dwight Harrison officiating.

Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers will be Jeff, Ronnie, Jerry and Randy Bridges, Jimmy Don Higgins and Michael Decker.

Lula Hastings

Lula Mae Hastings, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti, Mo.

Born Sept. 4, 1914, in Bells, Tenn., daughter of the late William "Bill" and Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson Thomason, she attend school in Tennessee and was a clerk in a hardware business in Portageville before retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville and later the First Assembly of God Church in Portageville.

Survivors include a brother, Max Thomason of Braggadocio, Mo., a sister, Josephine Gordon of Flint, Mich. and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Poole officiating.

Burial was in the Pemiscot Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gene Tarplay, Harold Smith, Dave Jean, Joe Elrode, Bill Ward and Norvil W. Ward.

John Maguire

John Thomas Maguire, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.