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Area Deaths

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Cecil Beaird

Cecil "Dude" Beaird, 90, of Kennet, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Sept. 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Beaird officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Dale Crockett

Dale Crockett, 82, of Deering, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born Aug. 19, 1919, in Hayti, Mo., son of the late Ernest Charles and Maggie Jane Droke Crockett, he was a U.S. Marine veteran serving in WWII and a member of the Bakerville Church of Christ.

On Nov. 20, 1945, in Caruthersville, Mo., he married Juanita Baxter, who preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 1997.

Survivors include five daughters, Monita Neal, of Southaven, Miss., Marta Brumley, of Bowling Green, Ken., Rhonda Holmes, of Kingston Springs, Tenn., Denise Edwards, of Batesville, Ark. and Janice Jeffers Keys, of Steele, Mo.; one sister, Mary Munoz, of Blythe, Calif.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Melvin and Vernel Crockett.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with James Powell officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were the Charles M. Cable Detachment Marine Corps League.

Charles Deprow

Charles "Doodle" Deprow, 62, of Tallapoosa, Mo., died today, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete wiith the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden, Mo.

Lettie Dodson

Lettie Mae Dodson, 80, of Hayti, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Oct. 14, 1920, in Greene Co., Ark., daughter of the late Lonnie and Bertha Slatton Roswell, she was a cook for Hayti School until her retirement and a member of the Hayti Church of Christ.

On July 31, 1937, in Paragould, ark., she married Leonard Dodson, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Bonnie Sue Hartsell, of Jonesboro and Sandra Jo Upton and husband, Herbert, of Harvest, Ala.; three sons, Bobby Dodson and wife, Mae, of Phoenix, Ariz., Terry Dodson and wife, Carla, of Hopkinsville, Ken. and Jerry Dodson and wife, Patti, of Jonesboro; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, E.L. Hartsell; two brothers, Cyde and Otis Roswell and two sisters, Bertha Hutins and Ollie Cross. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Hayti Church of Christ with Jimmy Young and Mark Wilson officiating.

Burial was in the Center Hil Cemetery west of Paragould. Pallbearers were Vernon Dobbins, Mike Garner, Dale Adams, Randy Ralston, Steve Garner and Martin Ray.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.

Earl Donahue

Earl Donahue, 89, of Kennett, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born March 9, 1912, in Rector, Ark., he was the son of the late John Thomas and Emma Hedge Donahue.

On Oct. 3, 1930, he married Ruby Prince, who preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 1975.

Survivors include three daughters, Bernice Sturgill, of Ypsilanti, Mich., Alice Steelman, of Crandall, Ga. and Judy James, of Hayti, Mo.; a special nephew, Clyde Fisher and wife, Thelma; a special friend, Addie Marlin; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five daughters, Edna Kay Donahue, Patricia Edwards, Debbie Donahue, and Barbara and Wanda Howe; three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Tim Steelman officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were Jerry Howe, Frank Strugill, Robert, Lynn and Tim Steelman and Chuck Bice.

Roy Duke

Roy Duke, 61, of Doniphan, Mo., formerly of Senath, Mo., died today, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at the Current River Nursing Center in Doniphan.

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

Betty Garrett

Betty Lou Garrett, 72, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at her residence.

Born Dec. 16, 1928, in Steele, Mo., she was a former legal secretary for Ward & Reeves attorneys in Caruthersville, a former president of the Womens Organization of the Caruthersville Country Club and was a member of the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church in Caruthersville. On July 19, 1959, in Caruthersville, she married Robert Garrett, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one aunt, Mable Moore, of Blytheville, Ark and two sisters-in-law, Delma Kerley, of Caruthersville and Velma Rollins, of Steele.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church in Caruthersville with Revs. Dwight Chapman and Dave Lewelling officiating.

Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville. Pallbearers were Steve Watkins, Jack Grantham, Earl Bullington, Gary Gill, Larry Thrasher and Billy McCullough. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Hardy, Ray Hillard, Bill Simmons and Dan Burge.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti, Mo. was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Hardin

Margaret Lanier Hardin, 90, of Henderson, Tenn., formerly of Senath, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at the Henderson Residential Care Center.

Born in Senath, daughter of the late Miles Henry and Cordie Bown Lanier, she was a member of the Campbell Street Church of Christ in Jackson.

In 1931, she married Price Hardin, who preceded her in death in 1971.

Survivors include one daughter, June Roland, of Jackson; three sons, Joe Hardin, of Henderson, Don Hardin, of Paragould, Ark. and David Hardin, of Erin, Tenn; one sister, Grace McCabe, of Colorado Springs, Colo; 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. at the Campbell Street Church of Christ with Bros. Ray Hawk and Ben Flatt officiating.

There was a visitation at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Arbyrd Church of Christ.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery in Senath.

Memorials may be made to Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. or Crowley's Ridge College in Paragould, Ark.

Casey Funeral Home of Henderson was in charge of arrangements.

Glen Kaiser

Glen Kaiser, 69, of Kennett, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born April 30, 1932, in Kennett, son of the late William McKinley and Edna Southers Kaiser, he was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in Korea.

Survivors include one son, Chuck Kaiser, and wife, Donna, of Kennett; two grandchildren, Chris Kaiser and Cara Poe, both of Kennett and one nephew, Joe Kaiser, of Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Don Kaiser. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett with Rev. A.C. Gardner officiating.

Pallbearers were Paul Cuff, Frank Carter, Joe Kaiser, Bob Sturgeon and Larry Neighbors.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.

Judy Lighthart

Judy Faye Lighthart, 45, of Hornersville, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Feb. 4, 1956, in Kennett, daughter pf the late Elbert and Geneva Welker Gage, Jr., she was of the Pentecostal faith.

On March 9, 1986, in Kennett, she married Ronald Lighthart, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Carl McDaniel, of Kennett; three daughters, Stephanie McDaniel, of Senath, Mo. and Cassandra and Serena Lighthart, both of Kennett; two sisters, Bona Tucker and Georgia Roper, both of Kennett; one brother, Jerry Gage, of Kennett and two grandsons, Caleb Hopper, of Senath and Lane McDaniel, of Kennett.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Denise McDaniel. Funeral servvices were held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Bradshaw funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Joe Lacy officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.