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Area Deaths

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Otis Allen

Otis Allen, 85, of Malden, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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

James Estes

James Robert Estes, 64, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at his residence.

Born March 6, 1937, in Hardy, Ark., son of James Rowe and Jennie Gann Estes, of Caruthersville, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Caruthersville and was self employed in the construction business prior to his retirement.

On March 6, 1959, in Caruthersville, he married Janice Hudgings, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three daughters, Morgan Janae Treece and Micalan Estes Anderson, both of Caruthersville and Cara Michelle Gardner, of Dunmor, Ken.; five grandchildren, Claressa Renee Anderson Nave, Jeffrey Sayre and James Dylan Treece and Jenifer Michelle and Cody Ryan Anderson; two great-grandchildren, Hannah Nicole Anderson and James Curtis Nave and two sisters, Rosa Lee Metzger, of Hayti, Mo. and Mary Virginia Shoaf, of Jefferson City, Mo.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Harmon officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Billy W. Constant, Bill Broderick, B.A. Cross, Charles Moody, Robert Hundhausen and Jim Madison.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.

Annie Graves

Annie Belle Graves, 82, of Sikeston, Mo., formerly of Risco, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Clearview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Malden, Mo.

Billy Shavers

Billy Orlando "Charlie Brown" Shavers, 18, of Kennett, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at his residence.

Born Feb. 21, 1983, in Kennett, son of Linda Shavers Gross, of Kennett and Jesse Noland Dunigans, of Albuquerque, N.M., he was a senior at Kennett High School and a member of the Community Temple Church of God in Christ.

Survivors also include one sister, Jasmika Nicole Shavers, of Kennett; two brothers, James Napolen Brown, Jr. and Darius Tyawn Shaver, both of Kennett; his step-father, Maurice Gross, of Kennett; his step-mother, Ruth E. Dunigans, of Albuquerque; his grandparents, Leola Irving, of Hayti, Maxine and Hebert Brown and Annette Noland, all of Portageville and Bennie Faye Carmon, of Blytheville and his step-grandmother, Betty Shavers, of Hayti.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Community Temple Church of God in Christ in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Community Temple Church of God in Christ with Pastor Luke Robinson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Homestown Cemetery in Homestown, Mo.

Williams-Farr & Purnell Funeral Home of Howardville, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.

Carnell Sowell

Mary Carnell Sowell, 84, of Kennett, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born Nov. 9, 1917, in Kennett, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Edward and Rosie Mae Evans Mills.

On March 28, 1936, she married Pleas Sowell, who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1994.

Survivors include one son, Bob Sowell and wife, Laurie, of Kennett; two granddaughters, Emily Dawn and Amy Elizabeth Sowell, both of Jonesboro, Ark. and three sisters, Julia Maxine Yadon, of Ardmore, Okla., Joyce Nutt, of Benton, Miss. and Carol Burns, of Homa, La.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Bud Mills.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Les Jackson and Elder Short Walker officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Elders Kingston, Strang, Endischee, Saunders, Siaosi and Christiansen.