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Area Deaths

Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Lydia Bost

Lydia Bost, 95, of Kennett, died today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

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

Sarah Goldsmith

Sarah Sue Goldsmith, 59, died Saturday, Sept. 22, in Baton Rouge, La.

Born Sept. 16, 1942, in Little Rock, Ark., daughter of Dr. A.O. and Josephine Goldsmith of Kennett, she taught English at Louisiana State University and was book review editor and feature writer for the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. She received her bachelors degree in journalism and masters degree in speech from LSU. At the time of her death she was associate director of LSU Media Services. She has written an illustrated book on four Indian tribes in Louisiana that have retained their tribal identity outside of reservations. It is to be published by the University Press at LSU.

Survivors include three sons, Danny R. Thorpe, Scott's Valley, Calif., Douglas Thorpe, Salisbury, N.C. and Miles B. Thorpe of Baton Rouge and three granddaughters of Baton Rouge.

Memorial services will be Thursday, Sept. 27, at University Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, in which she served as a deacon.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett with the Rev. Gary Mayes conducting the service, which will be under direction of McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.

Gettia Hagar

Gettia Hagar, 82, of Kennett, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

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

Earline Lawrence

Earline Lawrence, 81, of Rector, Ark., formerly of Campbell, Mo, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare-South Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born May 6, 1920, in Malden, Mo., daughter of the late Nathan A. and Perlie Ellen Barnwell Russom, she was a retired CNA, a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Campbell and of the Baptist faith.

On May 4, 1939, in Bernie, Mo., she married Herbert 'Sparky' Lawrence, who preceded her in death on July 1, 1998.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Lawrence and wife, Carla, of Poplar Bluff and Ken Lawrence and wife, Rita, of Rector; six grandchildren, Monique Gribbins and husband, Ed and Jeanine Bradley and husband Shannon, all of Poplar Bluff, Eric Fowler and wife, Shawn, of Ocean Springs, Miss., Autumn Lawrence, of Gatewood, Mo., Amber Main and husband, Mark, of Forest City, Ark. and Ryan Lawrence, of Rector; seven great-grandchildren, Lucas, Kenyan and Hudson Frances, Peyton Bradley, Samantha and Jacob Main and Hanna Fowler and one sister, Edith Jackson, of Munford, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Russom and Gladys Russom Cruce; four brothers, Dallas, Philbert, Denzel and Delmer Russom and one great-grandson, Christin Lawrence.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Stevens officiating.

Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery-Landess Addition in Campbell.

John J. Rynish

Msgr. John J. Rynish, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Springfield, Mo.

Survivors include two sisters, Angeline McMurtry, of Kansas City, Mo. and Sister Julia Rynish, of Dubuque, Iowa.

Msgr. Rynish, ordained by Bishop Edwin V. O'Hara for the Diocese of Kansas City on Feb. 21, 1943, served the Kansas City Diocese as associate pastor for Holy Cross Parish from 1943 to 1950, St. Wenceslaus Parish, Karlin from 1950-1952, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Bolivar and St. William Parish, Buffalo from 1952-1953 and St. Canera Parish, Neosha from 1954-1960. In 1956, he was incardinated into the southern Missouri diocese. He was pastor of St. Eustachius Parish, Portageville from 1960-1965, Immaculate Conception Parish, Springfield from 1965-1977, St. Mary Parish, Pierce City from 1977to 1979 and St. Joseph Parish, Billings, from 1979-1993. Rynish also served as administrator for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau from 1969 to 1970 in between the appointments of Archbishop Ignatius Strecker to the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and Cardinal William Baum to the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. In 1973, he again served as administrator of the diocese in between appointments of Cardinal William W. Baum to Washington, D.C. and Cardinal Bernard F. Law to the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

The vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, and the funeral Mass, celebrated by Bishop John J. Leibrecht, will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at St. Joseph Church in Billings, Mo. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Elnora Sharp

Elnora Lee Sharp, 67, of Kennett, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Lanning officiating.

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

Charles Whitlock, veteran

Charles Michael Whitlock, 43, of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.

Born Oct. 23, 1957, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Betty Lipsey McMillian, of Malden and the late Grover Charles Whitlock, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the Malden American Legion Post No. 293 and of the V.F.W., a commercial fisherman for 18 years and a route driver for Jackson Industrial Laundry in Malden. He was a member of the Church of God in Clewiston, Fla.

On Nov. 27, 1976, in Malden, he married Karen Faye Davis, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Shawn Michael Whitlcok, of Clewiston, Fla.; two daughters, Amanda Kay Alarcon and husband, Arbel, of Liberty, S.C. and Rachel Danielle Whitlock, of Malden; a grandmother, Maebelle Lipsey, of Campbell, Mo.; four grandchildren, Shawn Whitlock, Aleena Michelle, Ashley Hope and Alexander Arbel Alarcon; his stepfather, Ralph McMillian, of Malden and two sisters, Linda Sinclair, of Poplar Bluff and Paulette O'Neal, of Malden. He was preceded in death by one brother, Keith Whitlock. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery, First Addition in Malden.

Donnie Wimberley

Donnie Wimberley, 58, of Gobler, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at her residence.

Born Sept. 15, 1943, in Steele, Mo., daughter of the late Eugene and Freda Marie Bryant Ragins, she was a member of the Gobler Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherri Moore and husband, Henry, of Festus, Mo. amd Kendra Adams and husband, Paul, of Fairbanks, Alaska; two brothers, Blen Ragins and wife, Donna, of Gobler and Kerry Ragins and wife, Sherry, of Kennett; one sister, Kay Gulley and husband, Max, of Fenton, Mo.; two grandchildren, Matthew Henry Moore and Kyleigh Rheagan Adams; seven nieces, Tammi, Vicki, Johnna Kaye, Sherra, Ronda, Crystal and Tena; four nephews, Steve, Stephen, Keith and Todd and a dear friend, JoBeth Brown, of Atoka, Tenn. She was preceded in death by one brother, Terry Ragins and one nephew, Bernie Crider.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Revs. Chuck White and Don Slatton officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele, Mo. Pallbearers were Larry Young, Billy Brown, Brock Atwill, Vance Hollis, Keith Scott and Buford Barnett.

Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Wimberley, Donnie Burke, Larry Hogan, Gary Nixon, Delan Young, Steve Atwill, Charlie Harris and Dwight Blankenship.