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Area Deaths

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Hattie Biggs

Hattie Biggs, 90, of Steele, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark.

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

Pearl Horner

Pearl Horner, 82, of Kennett, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at National Healthcare in Kennett.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Liberty Cemetery in Caruth, Mo. with Rev. Gary Gelsinger officiating.

Ezekial Mitchell

Ezekial Edward Mitchell, 87, of Senath, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Senath Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 23, 1913, in Conway, Ark. son of the late Willis Lee and Mary Shadrack Mitchell, he was a farmer and a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church.

On March 24, 1939, in Rives, Mo., he married Gerthyl Mae Ashcraft, who preceded him in death on Nov. 18. 1996. Survivors include four daughters, Lavada Nichols, of Cardwell, Mo., Marene Waters, of Little Rock, Ark., Peggy Wilson, of Marmaduke, Ark. and Sheila Berry, of Hornersville, Mo.; two step-sons, Othell (Shorty) Ashcraft, of Texas and Don Ashcraft, of Cooter, Mo.; two sisters, Mable White, of Rives and Bernice Reynolds, of Steele, Mo.; one brother, Esley Mitchell, of Forsythe, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter; one son; two brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Bradshaw-Emerson Funeral Home in Hornersville.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Horner Cemetery in Hornersville with Daniel Waters officiating.