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Area Deaths

Sunday, December 23, 2001

Pearline Craion

Pearline Craion, 69, of Hayti, Mo. died Dec. 14, 2001, in Memphis, Tenn.

Born May 15, 1932, in Keiser, Ark., daughter of the late Roman and Annie Lue Perkins Williams, she was a member of the North Sixth Church of God in Christ in Hayti.

Survivors include four daughters, Geraldine Growley of Milwaukee, Wisc., Luereather Cooper of Kennett; LaVerne Moore of Hayti and Sharon Ficken of Columbia, Mo.; four sons, Michael Joe Craion of Kansas City, Mo., Marvin Craig Craion, Dennis Wayne Craion and Haywood Quincy Craion all of Hayti; two brothers, Johnnie Perkins and his wife, Rosie, of South Bend, Ind. and William Johnson of Memphis; three sisters, Lillie Wilbourn and her husband, Louis, of Flint, Mich., Clara Smith and her husband, George and Bobby Johnson and her husband, Robert, all of Gary, Ind.; two sons-in-law, Elder Lucky Crowley of Wilwaukeen, Ind. and Paul Ficken of Columbia, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Craion of Kansas City; 37 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Walter and Charles Johnson and a sister, Juanita Johnson, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, in the North Sixth church of God in Christ in Hayti with Elder Nathaniel Ellis officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Hayti, under direction of John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti.

Pallbearers were Melvin DeBerry, Richard Jones, Grover D. Fane, Edward Earl, Willie Wilson, Joe Melvin, Brady Thomas and Brian and Isaiah West.

Bob Gramling

Bob Gramling, 68, of Wappapello, Mo. and formerly of St. Louis, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at his home.

Born Oct. 17, 1933, in Walcott, Ark., son of the late Estes and Cordie Mays Gramling, he worked 30 years for General Motors and owned and operated Direct Advertising Publications in Wappapello. He was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Shook, Mo., a third degree Mason and member of the Eastern Star.

On April 30, 1983, in St Louis County, he married Barbara Dover who survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Phillip Gramling of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Michael Gramling of Kennett; one daughter, Debra Pierce of Kennett; two step-sons, Richard Wadlow and Marty Fancher, both of St. Louis; a step-daughter, Tammy Kutscher of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; three brothers, Stan Gramling of Jonesboro, Ark., Eugene and Malcolm Gramling, both of Kennett; three sisters, Maxine Ward of Aurora, Mo., Aledene Tinkle of Kennett and Madonna Stewart of Walcott, Ark., 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Frankie Gramling.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 23, in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Mo., with Rev. Lee Roy Hefner officiating.

Burial will follow in the Elder Cemetery at Campbell, Mo.