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Area Deaths

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Glenda Blackburn

Glenda Ruth Blackburn, 59, of Clarkton, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at National Healthcare in Kennett.

Born Dec. 12, 1941, in Rector, Ark., daughter of the late Zephra and Maggie Reynolds Thrasher, she was employed at Plastine Supply in Portageville and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville.

On July 19, 1963, in Piggott, Ark. she married Charles Blackburn, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Tena Wheeler and husband, Mark, of Kennett; one son, Scott Blackburn and wife, Mona, of Clarkton; three brothers, Gurayne Thrasher, of Rector, Cloyce Thrasher, of Warrenton, Mo. and Charles Thrasher, of Paragould, Ark.; one sister, Loretta Caldwell, of Greensburg, Ind. and five grandchildren, Sthephanie Ann, Shawn Michelle and Jennifer Nichole Wheeler, all of Kennett and Logan Scott and Lathan Shane Blackburn, all of Clarkton.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Daniel Hale and Mark Inman officiating.

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

Richard Cooksey

Richard Chester Cooksey, 72, of Pollard, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at his residence.

Born May 8, 1929, in Tilton, Ark., he was the son of the late Chester and Edna Parl Fore Cooksey.

Survivors include one daughter, Vickie Lack, of Pollard; one son, Russell Cooksey, of Deering, Mo.; one stepson, Dale Gibson; eight brothers and sisters, James, Dorothy, Beulah, Lois, Pat, Betty, Shirley and Janetta; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Ronald Gibson; two brothers, Oris and Lawrence and one sister, Chessie.

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home in Piggott, Ark.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Gregory Cemetery with Dale Rickman officiating.

Heath Dale

Heath Wayne Dale, 23, of Campbell, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at Campbell.

Born March 30, 1978, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Eric Perkins, of Campbell and Christine Dale, of Clarkridge, Ark., he was employed at Red Simpson, Inc. and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two brothers, Scott Dale, of Poplar Bluff and John Perkins, of Campbell; a grandmother, Yvonne Goldsmith, of Campbell; one grandfather, Dale Goldsmith, of Campbell; two nephews, Jonathan and Dylan Perkins, both of Campbell; a grilfriend, Telea Mahan, of Gainesville, Mo.; six aunts and three uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Christine Perkins.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell, Mo. with Rick McCord officiating.

Burial was in the Piggott Cemetery at Piggott, Ark.

Thomas Kizer

Thomas Kizer, 85, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at the Ridgeview Nursing Home in Malden, Mo.

Graveside services are tentatively being set for Thursday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. with Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma, Mo. in charge of arrangements. James Mason, veteran

James Eugene Mason, 60, of Bernie, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at John J. Pershing Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born Aug. 13, 1941, in Bernie, son of the late Lawrence Eugene and Edith Opal Fields Mason, he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving in the Vietnam era and was owner/operator of Mason's TV Service in Bernie.

Survivors include one son, James Michael Mason, of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Kelly Marie Lynn Mason, of Dexter, Mo.; two brothers, Jim Mason, of Bernie and L.C. Mason, of Powe, Mo. and six sisters, Mildred Hampton, of Poplar Bluff, Eva Tipton and Anglie Barnes, both of Bernie, Alma Pospeshell, of Lipan, Texas, Wilma Burch, of Wappapello, Mo. and Linda Ann O'Daniel, of Bloomfield, Mo.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nina Hartle.

Funeral servics were held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Rainey Funeral Home Chapel in Bernie with Rev. Joe Masters officiating.

Burial was in the Bernie Cemetery.

Charlene Solomon

Charlene F. Solomon, 69, of St. Louis, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis.

Born in Danville, Ark., daughter of the late Johnny James and Lillie Mae Coffer, she was a data processor.

Survivors include three children, Bruce Hopper, Kelley Marlow and Jon Solomon; five grandchildren, Beth Snow, Christina and Julia Hopper, Stafford Farris and Michael Marlow; four brothers, Bob, Floyd, George and Jim Coffer and two sisters, Para Lee White and Betty Austin.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Kutis Funeral Home Affton Chapel in St. Louis.

Burial was at the St. Paul Churchyard.