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Area Deaths

Monday, September 10, 2001

Amos Adams, veteran

Amos Loyd Adams, 85, of Senath, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark.

Born Sept. 13, 1915, in Para-gould, son of the late James O. and Myrtie Adams, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was retired from General Motors, Flint, Mich.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Adams of the family home; one brother, Gerald W. Adams and two sisters, Lawanda E. Zolman and Faustina F. McNeil, all of Arbyrd.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Goldie M. Adams; a brother, Stanley F. Adams and two sisters, Vivian Fletcher and Wava Hunter.

Visitation was Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Mitchell Chapel with Alton Holifield officiating. Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery.

Joe Crosson, veteran

Joe Crosson, 70, of Kennett, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born March 25, 1931, at Fisk, Mo., son of the late Gerald and Ora Stacey Crosson, he served in the U.S. Navy where he was awarded six Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Navy Commendation and Republic of Vietnam Campaign medals.

He married Brenda Collier who survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Connie Crosson Smith of Kennett and Bette Parker and her husband, John, of San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Robert Floyd of Columbus, Ga., James Floyd of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and Ronnie Stacey of Marble Hill, Mo.; two sisters Betty Stacey and Martha Floyd, both of Kennett; four grandchildren, Alex, Corey and John Smith and Christopher Parker and one great-grandchild, Jazmin Will-iams.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Ann Parker and two brothers, Thomas and Bogard L. Floyd.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel of Kennett with the Rev. Don Slatton officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were C.M. Smith, Marice Wallace, Bud Sweeney, Dean Taylor, Jim Akers and Lanny Wilson. Honorary pallbearer was T.R. Baker.

John Hensley, veteran

John Will Hensley, 73, of Steele, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark.

Born Wed-nesday, Nov. 2, 1927, at Hick-man, Tenn., son of the late Ben and Viola Hen-son Hensley, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired diesel mechanic. He was a member of the Mason Mystic Star Lodge 76E8 in Chicago.

Survivors include two sons, John Roland Hensley and his wife, Rosa, of Steele and Mykl James Hensley and his wife, Joni, of Boulder Junction, Wisc.; four daughters, Mary Helen Cobb of Tennessee, Karen Rise and her husband, Marlin, of Paragould, Ark., Kimberly Sue Kaczmarek and he husband, Robert, of Woodruff, Wisc., and Keri Hensley of Hayti; two sisters, Mertle Lee Rose of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Mae Bell Layne of Pekin, Ill.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Rhonda G. Presnell and one grandchild.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Steele.Burial was in the Hartsville Cemetery at Brazil, Tenn.