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Area Deaths

Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Joe Crosson

Joe Crosson, 70, of Kennett, died today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett.

Richard Davis

Richard L. "Dick" Davis, 71, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born April 9, 1930, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of the late Virgil and Bessie Richards Davis, he was senior vice president of the First State Bank & Trust prior to his retirement in 1995, served as Pemiscot County Public Administrator, a member of the Caruthersville Kiwanis Club, served on the planning & zoning committee of the Caruthersville City Council and a past board member of the Caruthersville Country Club. He was an active member of the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church.

On June 6, 1953, in Caruthersville, he married Carolyn Adele Christian, who preceded him in death on Nov. 6, 1992. Survivors include one son Charles Davis, of Caruthersville; two daughters, Ann Harmon and Kristy Baker, both of Caruthersville; six grandchildren, Jeremy Ryan and John Richard Harmon, Kristin Michelle and Anna Elizabeth Lansdale and Ward Christian and Allison Renee Davis, all of Caruthersville; one step-grandchild, Bryce Hunter Strawn, of Caruthersville and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Dwight Chapman officiating.

Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were John Alls, C.L. Criswell, Carl Dodd, Bob Mott, Jack Grantham and Robert Culler.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.

Faye Horton

Faye Horton, 63, of Wentzville, Mo., formerly of Campbell, Mo., died today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital-West in Lake St. Louis, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Campbell.

Herschel Osborn

Herschel "Huck" Osborn, 89, of Qulin, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at his residence.

Born Dec. 21, 1911, in Qulin, son of the late Ira and Delia Hillis Osborn, he was a farm hand and attended Oglesville General Baptist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Alta Strickland, of Qulin; one nephew, James Brent and wife Fredericka, of Swartz Creek, Mich.; one niece, Anna Lott, of Fairdealing, Mo.; two great-nephews; two great-nieces; one great-great-nephew; one great-great-niece and two special friends, Monk and Linda Austin, of Quilin.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lora Osborn and an infant brother.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with Irvan Carr officiating.

Burial will follow at the Qulin Cemetery.

Johnny Slusher

Johnny V. Slusher, 74, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff.

Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Ira Frank and Villar Lenora Curtis Slusher, he was a retired farmer and worked part-time at LeGrand Feed & Fertilizer in Poplar Bluff.

On Feb. 3, 1990, in Piggott, Ark., he married Glenda Porter, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Cherlyn Waddell, of Poplar Bluff; one son, Steve Slusher, of Dudley, Mo.; three step-sons, Keith Maloy and Chris Dicken, both of Poplar Bluff and Kevin Nelson, of Berryville, Ark.; two step-daughters, Peny Bradley, of Blue Eye, Mo. and Karen Hudson, of Success, Ark.; two brothers, Boyd Slusher, of Marston, Mo. and Glen Slusher, of Benton, Mo.; three sisters, Geneva Warren, of O'Fallon, Mo., Reba Vincent, of Malden, Mo. and Janice Temples, of Alabama; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nadine Brewer.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with Rev. Ivan Mekan officiating.

Burial was in the Bethany Cemetery in Campbell, Mo.

Billy Stone

Billy Stone, 70, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at the Valley Manor Nursing Home in Excelsior Springs.

Visitation will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Porter officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden.

Irine Whitaker

Irine Whitaker, 87, of Kennett, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born May 11, 1914, in Nettleton, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ida Mae Glisson Thomas.

On Feb. 13, 1931, she married William Candler Whitaker, who preceded her in death on July 7, 1988.

Survivors include five sons, Walton Whitaker, of Dewagiac, Mich., Bennis Whitaker, of Marmaduke, Ark., Bobbie Whitaker, of Warden, Wash., Windle Whitaker, of Palestine, Texas and Jerry Whitaker, of Mountain View, Ark.; two daughters, Neva Dean Reel, of Hornersville, Mo., and Eva Gene Graham, of Kennett; 25 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Faye Whitaker; one brother and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Kim Bridges officiating.

Burial was in the Cardwell Cemetery in Cardwell, Mo.

Pallbearers were her grandchildren.