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Area Deaths

Wednesday, January 2, 2002

Randy Belt

Randy JoeBelt, 49, of Malden, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at the Baptist Health Center in Little Rock, Ark.

Born Aug. 9, 1952, in Malden, son of Leon and Ruth LeVerne Medlin Belt, of Malden, he was a computer tech in the missle defense field and of the Assembly of God faith.

Survivors also include two sons, Randy Joe Belt, II and wife, Ashley, of El Dorado, Ark. and Adam Wade Belt and wife, Stephanie, of Smackover, Ark.; one daughter, Heather Reshawn Belt, of Smackover; one brother, Gary Belt, of Malden; one sister, Patricia Davis and husband, Jimmy, of Doniphan, Mo.; four grandchildren, Brayden Cole and Savannah Shea Belt, both of Smackover and DeLaney Marie and Alexis McKay Belt, both of El Dorado and a special friend, Joni Preston.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Becky LaDonna Belt.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Dale Shoup officiating.

Burial was in the Rosewood Cemetery at Malden.

Clinton Daffron

Clinton Ray Daffron, 75, of Campbell, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark.

Born Oct. 18, 1926, in St. Francis, Ark., son of the late Frank and Ada Ayers Daffron, he was a retired truck driver and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Campbell.

On Nov. 11, 1950, in St. Francis, Ark., he married Virginia Blount, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Tina Shafferkoetter, of St. Louis, Mo. and Lisa Rice and husband, Michael, of Kentucky; three sons, Mike Daffron, of Little Rock, Ark., Randy Daffron, of Gulf Port, Miss. and Doug Daffron, of St. Louis; eight grandchildren, Michael Brian Daffron and Shannon Eades, both of St. Louis, Nicole Daffron, of Kennett, Rachel, Eric and Jessica Daffron, all of Little Rock and Elisha and Seth Rice, both of Kentucky and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Daffron and one sister, Thelma Cashion.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Rice officiating.

Burial will follow at the Gravel Hill Cemetery in St. Francis, Ark.

Cecil Davenport

Cecil Davenport, 89, of Campbell, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at the General Baptist Nursing Home, in Campbell.

Born Dec. 25, 1912, in Monette, Ark., son of the late Wilburn H. and Louvenia Bolin Davenport, he was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith.

On June 9, 1934, in Campbell, he married Fern Edna Cameron, who preceded him in death on May 9, 1992. He was also preceded in death by one son Cecil Vernon Davenport.

Survivors include three daughters, Louvenia Garrison, of Brilliant, Ala., Barbara Depew and husband, Wayne, of Campbell and Carolyn Walker and husband, Latrelle, of Clarence, Mo.; one brother, J.C. Davenport; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with Don Eubabnks officiating.

Burial was in the Tucker Cemetery at Campbell.

Geneva Fisher

Geneva Avis Morris Fisher, 85, of Rosenburg, Texas, formerly of Kennett, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Polly Ryan Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Texas.

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

Felix Franks, Jr.

Felix Franks, Jr., 68, of Kennett, formerly of Hayti, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Jerry Baker and Don Medlin officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti.

Irene Middleton

Irene Middleton, 86, of Hayti, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

Born April 16, 1915, in Corning, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas E. and Celia Belle Collier Wilson, she was a homemaker.

On Nov. 8, 1929, in Blytheville, Ark., she married Tess Middleton, who preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1989.

Survivors include one brother, Jarold Wilson; a dear friend, David Hurst and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with John Mark Wilson officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele, Mo.

Family members served as pallbearers.

Kaley Westbrook

Kaley Alexis Westbrook, infant daughter of Anthony R. Westbrook and Samantha R. Smith, of Tiptonville, Tenn., died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at the Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg.

Survivors also include one brother, David J. Smith, of Tiptonville; grandparents, Sue Smith, of Tiptonville, Bonnie Mustion, of Ripley, Tenn., Steve Westbrook, of Binger, Okla; great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Johnny Welch officiating.

McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett was in charge of arrangements.