Area deaths

Sunday, September 30, 2001

Joyce Banks

Joyce Banks, 58, of Malden, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden. Austin Conway

Austin B. Conway, 61, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg, Tenn.

Born Jan. 19, 1940, in Clifton, Tenn., son of the late Roy D. and Roxie Elizabeth Prater Conway, he attended Cottonwood Point, Marvin Chapel and Caruthersville schools. He was a carpenter before his retirement.

Survivors include three sons, Austin Earl Conway of Finley, Tenn., Brian Scott Conway of Fordland, Mo. and Roy D. Conway of Ripley, Tenn.; two brothers, James Conway of Caruthersville and Donald Conway of Gramercy, La.; five sisters, Jo Williams and Venith Newman both of Hayti, and Demetra Dye and Beverly Waldrop both of Caruthersville.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Maple Cemetery under direction of H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville. Lillie Hanners

Lillie Hanners, 89, of Kennett, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at National Health Care of Kennett.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett. James Henson

James Benjamin "Ben" Henson, 88, of Gideon, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born Sept. 26, 1913, in Gideon, son of the late James Arthur and Shaby Angeline Cato Henson, he was a retired farmer, member of Bethel Assembly of God Church in Gideon and an avid sportsman.

On Oct. 28, 1933, in Kennett, he married Helen Lorene Humphrey, who survives of the home.

He is also survived by two sons, Jimmy Wayne Henson of Mechanicsville, Md. and Larry Henson of Benton, Ky.; five daughters, Peggy Gilkey and Sharon McAllister, both of Gideon, Katherine Richardson of Clarkton, Mo., Doris Hunt of Doniphan, Mo. and Patsy Fleming of St. Louis; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Hinkle, a grandson, Joey Gilkey and four sisters, Marie Hartle, Cletta Berry, Lorene Obarr and Catherine Beck.

Funeral services are at 3 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Bethel Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Michael Kohlbaker and Jack Allen officiating.

Burial will be in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, under direction of Bradshaw Funeral Home of Gideon. Steven Reid

Steven Eugene Reid, 41, of Portageville, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, in Portageville.

Born Aug. 15, 1960, in St. Louis, he was the son of Sargent Samuel and Margie Vernice Adams Reid. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Cottrell on Jan. 29, 1993.

On June 8, 1992, in Montgomery City, Mo. , he married Lisa Rowles, who survives of the home.

He is also survived by two sons, Christopher and Michael Rowles of Portageville; one daughter, Crystal Holm of Three Rivers, Mich.; two brothers, Billy Reid of Newbern, Tenn. and Henry Reid of Steele, Mo. and one sister, Barbara Birmingham of Hayti, Mo.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville with Earl Redden Jr. officiating. Willie Risner

Willie T. "Bill" Risner, 72, of Portageville, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born April 17, 1929, in Courtland, Ala., son of the late Tommie T. and Clyde Hazel Reeves Risner, he was employed by Mehrle Farms many years and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Caruthersville, Mo.

On April 27, 1946, in Leighton, Ala., he married Bernice Olene Springer, who survives of the home.

He is also survived by two daughters, Bernice Faye Bradley of Portageville and Verna Sue Hawkins of Ozark, Mo.; one son, Jerry Wayne Risner of St. Peters, Mo.; two sisters, Shirley Ann Waller of Gideon, Mo. and Willadean Alexander of Rogersville, Ala.; one brother, Franklin D. "Lannie" Risner of Hayti, Mo.; five grandchildren, Tammy Dawn Hall of Portageville, Kara Elizabeth and Tiffany Anne Risner, both of St. Peters and Candice and Courtney Hawkins, both of Ozark and one great-grandson, Richard Lee Bradley Jr.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. James McCulloch officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard Bradley, James R. Murphy, Ben Baker, Chris Mehrle, John Barnett and Mike Barnett.