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Area Deaths

Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Sophia Blanton

Sophia Lorraine Blanton, 82, of Malden, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare Noth Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born Oct. 28, 1919, in Milwaukee, Wis., daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Propokowicz Markiewizc, she was a homemaker , a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Malden, a member of St. Ann's Alter Society and former president of the Ladies Culture Club in Malden.

On Jan. 22, 144, in Milwaukee, she married Gillard Hayden "Giz" Blanton, who preceded her in death on July 31, 2000.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen B. Walker and husband, Harold G., of

Warrenville, Ill; one sister, Marie Palm; two grandsons, Matthew and Lucas and several nieces.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Malden with Father Glenn Eftink officiating.

Burial was in the Park Cemetery at Malden.

Landess Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Clay

Bobby Joe Clay, 56, of Hayti, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

Born Nov. 3, 1945, in Hayti, son of the late George and Hester White Clay, he was a farmer.

On March 12, 1966, he married Barbara Kelley, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Calvin Clay, of Jefferson City, Mo.; one daughter, Lahoma Clay, of Hayti; one grandson, Anthony Fruhling, of Caruthersville, Mo.; one granddaughter, Caitlin Mayberry, of Hayti; two brothers, Cotton Clay, of Braggadocio, Mo. and Tom Clay, of Louisiana and two sisters, Katie George, of Portageville, Mo. and Janie Hawks, of Tulare, Calif.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Bill Clay and one sister, Willie Tilmon.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Michael Hance officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were Ricky, Daniel and James Allen Smith, Jerry Clay and Jim and Joe Tilmon.

Mae Clifford

Mae Louise Clifford, 74, of Holcomb, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at her residence.

Born December 9, 1926, daughter of the late Bill and Lucille Smothers Seawright, she was retired from the Kennett hospital and a member of the Maple Grove General Baptist Church in Holcomb.

She married James Cunningham Clifford in Piggott, Ark., who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Peggy Louise Clifford Baremore and husband, J.J., of Albuquerque, N.M. and Mary Elaine Clifford Ray and husband, Willis, of Holcomb; two sons, Jimmy Wayne Clifford, of Albuquerque and William "Bill" George Clifford and wife, Loretta, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four granddaughters, Debbie Buchanan, of Clayton, N.C., Margo Ray, of Cordova, Tenn., Loretta Perea, of Albuquerque and Leah Clifford, of Poplar Bluff; one grandson, J.C. Clifford, of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Sue Fenton, of Imaly City, Mich. and Maggie Simon, of Davison, Mich. and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell, Mo. with the Rev. James Cowsert officiating.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

Jewell Cook

Jewell Cook, 81, of White Oak, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Nov. 7, 1920, in Kennett, he was the son of the late Jonathan J.C. and Birdie Limbaugh Cook.

On Dec. 8, 1953, he married Betty Wood, who survives of the home. Survivors also include one son, Tommy Cook, of Kennett; one daughter, Jackie Wright and husband, Steve, of Holcomb, Mo.; one brother, Mason Cook, of Kennett; one sister, Betty Jo Davis, of Flint, Mich.; four grandchildren, Becky Winters, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., John Wright, of Holcomb and Riley and Jacy Cook, both of Kennett and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Gracie Cook, Gladys Luna and Frieda Snipes.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Gary Gelsinger officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Buford, Allen and Hubert Snipes, Jon and Junior Cook and Jim Davis.

Ardell Harris

Ardell "Bud" Harris, 75, of Hillsboro, Mo., formerly of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001in Pevely, Mo.

Born Nov. 24, 1926, in Piggott, Ark., he was a die bender for the shoe industry and of the Pentecostal faith.

On March 30, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., he married Evelyn Juanita Harris, who preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2000.

Survivors include one son, Jim Harris and wife, Kathleen, of Pevely; one daughter, Patricia DeClue and husband, Kenny, of Poplar Bluff; five grandchildren, Brian and Daniel DeClue and Keith, Tina and Brenda Harris and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie Harris; one grandson, Kenneth Patrick DeClue; one great-granddaughter and a twin sister, Ardella Hoffman.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell, Mo., with the Rev. W.C. Parkey officiating.

Burial was in the Elder Cemetery at Campbell.

Daniel Houston

Daniel Harold Houston, 92, of Kennett, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born Oct. 2, 1909, in Holcomb, Mo., son of the late William Henry and Mary Alva Thornsberry Houston, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII and worked in the auto body repair business.

He married Daisey Luther, who preceded him in death. He later married Thelma Grogan, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two step-daughters, Barbara Padgett, of Sun City, Ariz. and Peggy Gervais, of Flint, Mich.; one brother, W.H. "Dub" Houston, of Kennett; several nieces and nephews and close friends, Clayton Lightfoot and Bob Winston, both of Kennett.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Molly Houston; one brother and three sisters.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo. with the Rev. Bill Fox officaiting.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.

Geneva Neeley

Geneva Wallace Neeley, 91, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 at the Pemiscot Nursing Home in Hayti, Mo.

Born Dec. 9, 1909, at Cottonwood Point, Mo., daughter of the late William G. and Ora Mae Taylor Wallace, she was employed as a ckerk with the Roger's, Harper's and Stanfield Jewelry Stores in Caruthersvile prior to her retirement and she attended the First Christian Church in Caruthersville.

In 1930, in Caruthersville, she married Charles Douglas Meadows, who preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1939. On March 22, 1955, in Caruthersville, she married John William "J.W." Neeley, who preceded her in death on March 20, 1980.

Survivors include two daughters, Ora Wayne Johnson, of Boulder, Colo. and Patsy A. Meadows Messner, of St. Louis, Mo.; one step-daughter, Marilyn Dunavant, of Greenville, Miss.; two sisters, Irene Madson, of Tomball, Texas and Mary Frances Peel, of Winter Haven, Fla.; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the First Christian Church in Caruthersville with the Rev. Steve McFadden officiating.

Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Doug and Phil Messner, Wayne Frederick Johnson, Don Waldron, Jack M. Downing and Jerry Raburn.

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

Gladys Norman

Gladys Norman, 87, formerly of Senath, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Lee's Summit Hospital.

Funeral services are incomplete with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath.

O.T. Sides

O.T. Sides, 88, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at Hayti.

Born May 13, 1913, in Lamar, Cape Co., Mo., son of the late Alval and Hettie Sides, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hayti and worked in the maintenance department at Mid-Continent Aircraft in Hayti.

On Nov. 8, 1930, in Blytheville, Ark., he married Ollie Malone, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Larry Sides and wife, Linda, of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Delores Swan Moore and husband, Paul, of Hayti; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Hayti with the Rev. Mike Melton officiating.

Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville, Mo.

Pallbearers were Lesie Knott, B.A. Cross, Phil Bowen, W.T. Davidson, Allen Taylor and Bob Turnage.

Honorary pallbearers were Dick Reade, Jim Smith, Jim Brent and Gene Stevens.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.

Ernie Woodall

Ernie Woodall, 56, of Clarkton, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

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

Golda Woods

Golda Mae Woods, 73, of Dexter, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born March 31, 1928, in Hendrickson, Mo., daughter of the late Ed and Dorthy Ray Etheridge, she was a member of the Elk General Baptist Church in Broseley, Mo.

On Dec. 22, 1944, in Piggott, Ark., she married Homer Woods, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, William "Bill" Woods, of Dexter; one daughter, Joann Harmon, of Kennett; three sisters, Claudine Cauthen, of Easley, S.C., Carmon Pennington, of Poplar Bluff and Carolyn Bruce, of Qulin, Mo.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Woods and two brothers, Herman and Ronnie Etheridge.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Dan Ross officiating.

Burial was in the Hill Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo.