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Area Deaths

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Troy Carter

Troy Carter, 74, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath, Mo.

Dorothy Christos

Dorothy Christos, 91, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark.

Funeral arangements are incomplete with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath, Mo.

Raymond Crawford, Jr.

Raymond Marshall Crawford, Jr., 56, of Steele, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his residence.

Born Oct. 14, 1944, in Denton, Mo., son of the late Raymond Marshall and Obell Nichols Crawford, he was a crew worker for the Missouri State Highway Department and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

On May 17, 1997, he married Barbara Proctor, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Raymond Howard Crawford, of Steele; two step-sons, Kendall and Joey Puckett, both of Steele; one brother, Allen Crawford, of Steele; one sister, Wanda Lee, of Gonzales, Texas and five grandchildren, Samantha Hinklin, Matthew Crawford, Chase Walker and Carlin and Kayla Puckett.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Steele with Revs. Charles Clark and John Earl Dunavant officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.

Russell Crawford

Russell B. Crawford, 80, of Kennett, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Slatton officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Ruby Hillin

Ruby Hazel Hillin, 83, of Wardell, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at her residence.

Born Oct. 31, 1917, in Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of the late James Monroe and Francis Dockery Neely, she was a cook and a member of the Baptist Church in Wardell.

On Sept. 14, 1934, in Caruthersville, she married Andrew Hillin, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include four sons, Calvin Hillin, of Memphis, James Hillin, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Bobby Hillin, of Atlanta, Ga. and Jerry Hillin, of St. Louis, Mo.; one daughter, Pansy Clark, of Caruthersville; one sister, Lucille Maloney, of Greenwood, Miss.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Francis Hillin; four brothers, Ed, Charley, Dewey and Elmer Neely and one sister, Myrtle Robinson.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the First Baptist Church in Wardell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Griff Walker officiating.

Burial will follow at the Pemiscot Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Caruthersville.

Pallbearers are the grandsons, Scott, John, and Michael Hillin, Dewayne and Terry Clark and Jamie Farrell.

Honorary pallbearers are WMU of the church. Bradshaw -Osburn Funeral Home of Wardell is in charge of arrangements.

Audrey Smart

Audrey Smart, 81, of Gideon, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the Gideon Care Center.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cleo Payne officiating.

Burial will follow at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo.

Virginia Sparks

Virginia Townsend Sparks, 89, of Kennett, formerly of Jonesboro, Ark., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Aug. 28, 1912, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Lena Surridge Townsend.

Survivors include one son, Towny Sparks and wife, Janice, of Kennett; one daughter, Ginger Couch, of Little Rock, Ark.; four grandchildren, Towny Sparks, II and wife, Dee Dee and Tracy Sparks Ellis and husband, Mark, all of Kennett, Dr. Robert Hix, of Siloam Springs, Ark. and John Hix, of Fayetteville, Ark and eight great-grandchildren, Darby and Hope Sparks, Ty, Brooke and Kasey Ellis, Erin Brooks and Austin and Justin Hix.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements. Ralph Young

Ralph "Jimmy" Edward Young, 84, of Campbell, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the VA Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Nov. 16, 1916, in Carrier Mills, Ill., son of the late Alonzo Virgil and Leona Brandon Young, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII, a Purple Heart recipient, a retired house painter and carpenter and a member of the Campbell Baptist Church.

Survivors include one sister-in-law, Lorene Young; 28 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, Earl V. and Clyde Young; one sister, Irene Ferrell and one infant sister.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Epps officiating.

Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Campbell.