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Area Deaths

Sunday, November 4, 2001

Bessie Blaylock

Bessie Lee Blaylock, 90, of Campbell, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Arkadelphia, Ark.

Born Jan. 29, 1911, at Kennett, daughter of the late William C. and Linnie Myrtle Bailey Cox, she was a guidance counselor and school teacher, a longtime member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church at Clarkton and later of the First Baptist Church in Campbell. She graduated from Clarkton High School and received her master's degree from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, Ark. She was a member the Campbell Federated Music Club, the Campbell B.P.W. and Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority.

On Nov. 2, 1930, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., she married Harlan Nelson Blaylock who preceded her in death March 6, 1995.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Billie Lee Blaylock and a sister, Edna Whitaker.

Survivors include a son, Gary Nelson Blaylock and his wife, Joy, of Malden, Mo.; two daughters, Patricia Blanchfield and her husband, Joe, of Payson, Ariz. and Sharon Blaylock of Arkadelphia; a brother, W.C. Cox of Rolling Fork, Miss.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Landess Funeral Chapel in Campbell.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Landess Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Hale officiating.

Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Clarkton. Billy Fletcher

Billy Neil Fletcher, 74, of Miramar, Fla., formerly of Campbell, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in Florida.

Born Dec. 21, 1926, in Campbell, he retired from the United States Coast Guard and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fleet Reserves.

On July 15, 1946, he married Betty Irene James, who survives of the home. Survivors also include seven children, Carol MacDougal, of North Carolina, Hope Perkins, of New York and Susan DeGuio, Martha McClain, Billy N. Fletcher, Jr., Russell Fletcher and Andrew Fletcher, all of Florida; three sisters, Robilyn Golden and Barbara Toole, both of Florida and Ruby Walpole of Kennett; two brothers, Howard Fletcher of California and Burle Fletcher of Florida; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 30, for family only.

A graveside service will be held in Malden, Mo., in May, 2002.

Fred Hunter's Funeral Home of Hollywood, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. Paralee Green

Paralee Elizabeth Green, 94, of Sedgewickville, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Born Feb. 12, 1907, at Malden, Mo., daughter of Neal and Adella Almond Marler, she was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ of Jackson, Mo.

On June 17, 1924, she married Frank Moultrie Green. He preceded her in death July 11, 1988.

Survivors include three sons, William Green of Kennett, James Green of Sedgewickville and Danny Green of Kansas City, Mo.; three daughters, Mary Lee Powers of Cape Girardeau, Pid Grimes of Conway, Ark., and Frankie Robins of Advance, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Liley Funeral Home in Patton, Mo.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Liley Chapel with Jerry Culbertson and Brian McAlister officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett. James Grissom

James Grissom, 71, of Steele, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at his residence.

Born Thursday, Dec. 19, 1929, in Ragin, Tenn., son of the late Lois and Gollie Austin Grissom, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a farmer and attended the Assembly of God Church in Steele.

On Dec. 13, 1971, in Blytheville, Ark., he married Artie Nichols, who survives of the family home.

Other survivors are three daughters, Debbie Holt of Steele, Pat Grissom and Deidra Hiltner, both of Lantana, Fla., three brothers, Bobby Grissom of Gideon, Mo., Norris Grissom of Benton, Ky. and Larry Grissom of Steele.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele with the Rev. John Earl Dunavant officiating. Ray Kellum

Ray Gene Kellum, 63, of Gideon, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Feb. 28, 1938, at Portageville, Mo. son of the late John Harvey and Ethel Marie Shaw Kellum, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a truck driver and was of the Pentecostal faith.

On Sept. 2, 1956, in Hernando, Miss., he married Deloris Brittain who survives of the family home.

Other survivors include two sons, Glynn and Randy Kellum of Gideon; five brothers, Paul Kellum of Gideon, John H. Kellum and Ira Kellum, both of Aurora, Ill., Wayne Kellum of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and George Kellum of St. Louis; two sisters, Louise Higgins of Clarksville, Texas and Ruby Stevens of Clarkton, Mo.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Doyle, Roy, Jerry and Harold Kellum and one sister, Christine Gales.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Bradshaw Funeral Chapel in Gideon with the Rev. Cleo Payne officiating.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton. Leonard Scallorns

Leonard Chester Scallorns, 86, of Kennett, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Feb. 21, 1915, in Lonoke, Ark., son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Burzely F. Elder Scallorns, he was a member of the Third Street Baptist Church in Kennett.

On March 6, 1937, he married Mable Barnes who survives of the family home.

Others survivors include two sons, Joe Wayne Scallorns of California, Mo. and Michael A. Scallorns of Kennett; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, three half-brothers and a half-sister.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 4, at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett with the Revs. Bud Evans and Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers are Steve Elder, Jack Lance, Walter Dearing, Tommy Masterson, James Geohagan and Bob White.

Honorary pallbearers are Ray Elder, Huel Jackson, Willis Kelley, Oscar Turnage and Raymond Casper.