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Area Deaths

Friday, January 4, 2002

Gertrude Baskin

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Campbell.

Loy Petty

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

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Arbyrd.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Lulu Cemetery in Senath, Mo.

Melba Staggs

Melba Gene Staggs, 73, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born July 19, 1928, in Holland, Mo., daughter of the late J.T. and Frances Scott Hicks, she was an assembly line worker and attended the Rives Missionary Baptist Church in Rives, Mo.

She married Marvin Staggs, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Lonnie Marvin Staggs, of Kennett; one daughter, Melba Sue Johannes, of Wautoma, Wis.; one sister, Bessie Bain, of Portageville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Shannon Gene Johnson, of Manila, Ark., Richie Marvin Staggs, of Memphis, Tenn., Bobby Jason Crouch, of Wautoma and Joseph Marvin Staggs, of Kennett and three great-grandchildren, Oran Robert Johnson, of Manila and Brittnay and Joshua Staggs, both of Memphis.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 4, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Steele, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Skaggs officiating.

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

Orvel Ward

Orvel Buford Ward, 81, of Rector, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the V.A. Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Feb. 10, 1920, in Corning, Ark., son of the late Benjamin and Edna Ward, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII, a truck driver and he attended the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Genetta Ward, of Rector; one son, Gary Ward, of Jonesboro, Ark; four grandchildren, Steve Ward, of Rector, Kristina Ward and Jason Morris, both of Memphis and Brandi McFadden, of Paragould; two great-grandchildren, Shelby Ward, of Rector and Caiden McFadden, of Paragould.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis Ward; two brothers, Dois W. and Alfred Ward and three sisters, Sylvia and Gladys Ward and Hazel Simpson.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. today, Friday, Jan, 4, at the Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector with the Rev. James Henry Dortch officiating.

Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector was in charge of arrangements.