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Area Deaths

Friday, November 2, 2001

Goldie Anderson

Goldie B. Anderson, 85, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis.

Born May 11, 1916, in Kennett, Mo., she was a homemaker.

In June, 1938, she married Vernon H. Anderson, Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 2000.

Survivors include two sons, Vernon Anderson, Jr. and Charles Anderson; three daughters, Glenda Katzenberger, Beatrice Williford and Linda Elaine Norman; five sisters, Ester Chapin, Margie Jackson, Lucy Brooks and Virginia Davis, all of Kennett and Murlie Jackson, of Michigan; one brother, Chester Fox, of Kennett; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 2, at the Hoffmeister South County Chapel in St. Louis.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Hoffmeister South County Chapel in St. Louis.

Burial will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lemay, Mo. Bessie Blaylock

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

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

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 War and 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; 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. Jose Gonzalez

Jose Gonzalez, of 37, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Hornersville, Mo.

Born Sept. 24, 1964, in Montemorelos, Mexico, he was the son of Arturo and Florenda Garzia Gonzalez.

On May 28, 1983, he married Yolanda DeLeon May, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Jose Gonzalez; three daughters, Mayra, Venessa and Jacqueline Gonzalez; four brothers, Miquel, Arturo, Homero and Jorge Gonzalez and two sisters, Olga Rivera and Bertha Gonzales.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 2, at the St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Kennett with the Rev. Henry Grodecki officiating.

Burial was in the Horner Cemetery at Hornersville.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements. Jim Grissom

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Steele. Ray Kellum

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

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 2, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo. Charlie Musgraves

Charlie Musgraves, 95, of Kennett, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Select Specialty Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born April 6, 1906, in Hickman Bend, Ark., son of the late Johnny and Cardie Hayes Musgraves, he was a laborer, a school bus driver for Armorel Arkansas Shool District, a deacon of St. Luke of Hickman and later a member of various churches in Mississippi County.

Survivors include five sons, Leroy, Sherwood, Robert, Odell and James Musgraves; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie and Suttie Musgraves and two brothers, Jeff and J.C. Musgraves.

Visitation will be held at 7 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 2, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jamie Marshall officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett. Billy Poole

Billy T. Poole, 73, of Blytheville, Ark., formerly of Kennett, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born in Kennett, son of the late Corinne Poole Whitfield, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, worked in Civil Service, was a former manager of the Blytheville Bowling Lanes and a member of the American Bowling Congress.

He married Donna M. Sturgeon, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include his children, Tommy and Tracy Poole, of Blytheville, Ark. and Alice J. Torres, of Searcy, Ark. and his grandchildren, Christina and Melissa Torres, and Alan, Ryan and Rachael Poole.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 2, at the Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. L.V. Rigney officiating.

Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Leonard Scallorns

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett. Lucy Smith

Lucy Mae Williams-Smith, 68, of Hayti, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Hayti.