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Area Deaths

Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Clyde Edwards

Clyde Edwards, 88, of Piedmont, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. Jewel Hobbs

Jewel Hobbs, 84, of Campbell, Mo., died today, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Campbell, Mo. Tolbert McClain

Tolbert McClain, 82, of Hayti, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

Born Nov. 29, 1918, in Savannah, Tenn., son of the late Joseph and Martha Hollins McClain, he was a WWII veteran and received four Bronze Stars while serving in the Normandy Campaign. He worked as a security guard for the Caruthersville Shipyard and attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wardell, Mo.

On Aug. 12, 1946, he married Sally Ward, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include three sons, Bill McClain, of Olathe, Kan., Kenneth McClain, of Caruthersville, Mo. and Charles McClain, of Hayti; three daughters, Wanda Slater, of Porterville, Calif., Shirley Wege, of Abilene, Kan. and Faye Cara, of Millington, Tenn.; one sister, Ruby Goldman, of California; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 7, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Johnny Durham officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti .

Pallbearers were Tommy Turnbow, Kirk Carden, Bob Wege, Dominic Cara and Bobby and David McClain. Martha O'Neal

Martha A. (Carter) O'Neal, 68, of Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Kennett, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Born in Leachville, Ark., she was a nursing assistant with St. Anne Home.

She married Charles H. O'Neal, who preceded her in death in 1986.

Survivors include two daughters, Therese Newkirk, of Fort Wayne and Claudia Fries, of Leo, Ind.; two sons, Michael O'Neal, of Fort Wayne and Charles T. O'Neal, of Leo; two brothers, Frank and Jerry Carter, both of Kennett and one sister, Jean Winkler, of Kennett.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy A. Davis.

D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home of Fort Wayne is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Georgia Teaster

Georgia Mae Teaster, 85, of Monroe, La., died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at North Monroe Hospital in Monroe.

Born March 17, 1916, in Deering, Mo., she was of the Methodist faith but attended the North Monroe Baptist Church. She taught school in Southeast Missouri and Arkansas before retiring.

She married Leonard L. Teaster, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Len Teaster and wife, Martha, of Pocahontas, Ark. and Fred Teaster and wife Judy, of Monroe; five grandchildren, Cindi Madison, Lenny and Trason Teaster, Shelia Ginn and Jansen Aloisio; seven great-grandchildren, Stephen Southard, Jonathan Madison, Torin Teaster, Tyler and Lance Ginn, and Karlin and Blake Aloisio and one sister, Mildred Farr, of Chesterfield, Mo.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Kenny Joe Teaster.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the North Monroe Baptist Church in Monroe.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the North Monroe Baptist church with the Rev. Warren Eckhardt and Dr. Bill Dye officiating.

Burial will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti, Mo.

Pallbearers are Robert Neal, John Hunter, Jim Gray, Joe Albritton, Stephan Southard, Trason Teaster, Keith Ginn and Keith Huey.