Rayburn Leon Bell, 68, of Wappapello, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare-South in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Born Aug. 5, 1933, in Cave City, Ark., son of the late Maynard Gordon and Burlie Marie Voyles Bell, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea and Vietnam, a member of the Huie Baptist Church in Gideon, Mo., a past member of the Masons and retired from the New Madrid County Sheriff Department.
On Nov. 10, 1956, in Schwetzingen, Germany, he married Christa Reigler, who preceded him in death on April 20, 1997. He later married Barbara Johnson on June 12, 2001, in Piggott, Ark., who survives of the home.
Survivors also include three daughters, Dorothea Deaton and husband Charles, of Lake Wells, Fla., Karen Robertson and husband, Byron, of Campbell, Mo. and Cathy Moore, of Gideon; one brother, Lonnie Bell and wife, Sharon, of Campbell; one sister, Barbara Dickinson and husband, Eugene, of Fredrickburg, Va.; two step-sons, Patrick Lee and wife, Tammy and James Lee and wife, Sandy, all of Gideon; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Leon and Robert Bell; one grandson, Richard Bumpus and one brother, Roger Dale Bell.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Starnes officiating.
Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo.
Emma Bell Byrd, 86, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the First Christian Church in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Mayes officating.
Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
Paul Gwin, Sr.
Paul Hayes Gwin, Sr., age 92, died Sunday, November 18, 2001 in North Penn Hospital, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. He was the husband of the late Adelle Goldsmith Gwin, who preceded him in death on July 23, 1980. The couple had been married fifty years. Born in Hayti, Missouri on July 1, 1909, he was the son of the late Winifred Winfield Gwin and Iona Geeham Gwin. He resided in Little Rock, Arkansas and Kennett, Missouri prior to moving to Elm Terrace Gardens in Lansdale, Pennsylvania last year. Mr. Gwin worked as a linotype operator when he lived in Arkansas, retiring in 1973. While in Arkansas, he sang tenor in his church choir and taught Sunday School. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kennett, Missouri. He belonged to the Lions Club in Kennett, Missouri and was a lifetime member of the Kennett Masonic Lodge. Upon moving to Lansdale, he attended Sancturay United Methodist Church in North Wales. Hayti was named for his maternal grandfather Hayes, who gave land original the city was built on. The city was moved from Gayoso, on the Mississippi River. He is survived by his son, Paul H. Gwin, Jr. and his wife, Rose, of Lansdale; his granddaughter, Diane Elizabeth Gwin, of Somerville, Massachusetts and borther-in-law, A.O. Goldsmith, of Kennett. A graveside service will be held Friday in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett, Missouri at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Jan Condren officiating.
McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett, Missouri is in charge of arrangements.
Maxine Henry, 78, of Steele, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Steele.
Burneis "Pete" Kelley, 85, of Malden, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at his residence.
Born Nov. 27, 1915, in Waynesboro, Tenn., son of the late John and Elizabeth Shaw Kelley, he worked on the railroad and was of the Pentecostal faith.
On Jan. 22, 1938, in Kennett, he married Luella Mae Walker, who preceded him in death on April 25, 1991.
Survivors include four sons, Robert Kelley and wife, Nona, of Holcomb, Mo., Bobby Kelley and wife, Ruth, of Malden, Dennis Kelley and wife, Sharon, of Neelyville, Mo. and Buster Kelley and wife, Joy, of Portageville, Mo.; seven daughters, Patricia Parker, Emma Bowling and husband, Gary, Brenda Neal and husband, Robin and Sue Kelley, all of Malden, Sarah Musgrave and husband, Steve, of Gideon, Mo., Trella Loyd and husband, Donnie, of Broseley, Mo. and Diane Kelley, of Parson, Tenn; one sister, Maudie Bruton and husband, Elmer, of St. Louis, Mo., a special friend, Harry Russell; 31 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Burneis Kelley, Jr., and an infant son; one daughter, Loretta Mae Norris; three grandchildren, Jamie Kelley, David Norris and Mikeal Neal; two brothers, Charlie and Bill Kelley and one sister, Lillian Nations.
Visitation wil be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 21, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the Bradshaw Fuenral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Shoup officiating.
Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.
Ilean Proffer, 91, of Bangor, Mich., died Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Southhaven Community Hospital in Southhaven, Mich.
Born Feb. 20, 1910, in Senath, Mo., she was the daughter of the late James Wylie and Addie Bell Powers Moody.
She married Floyd Proffer, who preceded her in death in 1957.
Survivors include two sisters, Utha Craft and Mary Fink, both of Bangor; four grandchildren, Sandy Krohn, Cherie Stotler and Terry and Charles Proffer, all of Bangor; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Glenn and Paul Gene Proffer; three brothers, Troy, George and Olcie Moody and one sister, Edith Moody.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Vernon Purser officiating.
Burial was in the McGrew Cemetery.
Family members served as pallbearers.
O.T. Sides, of Hayti, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001.
Survivors include his wife, and two children, Delores Swan Moore and Larry Sides.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Hayti with the Rev. Mike Melton officiating.
Burial will follow in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville, Mo.