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area deaths

Friday, August 1, 2003

Dessie Carter

Dessie Mae Carter, 95, of Senath, Mo., formerly of Kennett, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at the Senath Nursing Center.

Born Aug. 22, 1907, in Kennett, she was the daughter of the late Nancy Lee Battles Wallace.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Carter and wife, Sheila, of Kennett and one grandson, Terry Smith, of Kennett.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Claude Wallace and two sisters, Sweetlocks Wallace and Dora DePriest.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 1, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Jackie Jackson officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Brandon, Joshua and Hank Carter, Glen Duford, Darren Crawford and Michael McLamore.

Rontrez Carter

Rontrez Carter, 13, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Friday, July 11, 2003.

Born April 12, 1990, in Caruthersville, son of Stephanie Carter and Ronnie Smith of Caruthersville, he attended Caruthersville Middle School and was active at the Oasis Center.

Survivors also include four brothers, Ronnie, Dariea, Eddie and Jordan; five sisters, Reginika, Kalona, Alexandra, Ashley and Keirra; stepmother, Shondra Smith; grandmothers, Ellieree Carter and Georgia Smith; one grandfather, James Rodgers; one step-sister, Tysheunna and three step-brothers, Dau'Savion, Willie and Tevin.

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

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Morgan Ridge Cemetery at Caruthersvile.

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

Clarence Graham

Clarence E. Graham, 84, of Gideon, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born March 7, 1919, in Union, Tenn., son of the late Jeff and Edna South Graham, he was of the Baptist faith and a retired farmer.

On January 11, 1941, in Wardell, Mo., he married Virgina Wilson, who preceded him in death on July 24, 2001. He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Ricky Lee Downing; one granddaughter, Kari Lynn Graham; one sister, Bessie Pearson and six brothers, Art, Henry, William, Elton, Elroy and Calvin Graham.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Graham of St. Louis, Mo., and Dale Graham of Sikeston, Mo.; four daughters, Martha Downing and husband, Lee, of Gideon, Peggy Hicks of St. Louis, Joyce Armstrong and husband, Bill, of Gideon, and Linda Kemp and husband, Eddie, of Poplar Bluff; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 1, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earnest Puckett officiating.

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

Bobbie Mitchell

Bobbie Jean Mitchell, 72, of Malden, Mo., died Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born March 8, 1931, in Cardwell, Mo., daughter of the late James A. and Luttie Mae Ketchum Taylor, she was a member of the Gideon Church of Chirst.

On August 9, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., she married Aflred "Cotton" Mitchell, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Steve Mitchell and wife, Marcy, of Malden; one daughter, Phyllis Tolbert and husband, Jack, of Gideon, Mo.; one brother, Junior Taylor, of Senath, Mo.; one granddaughter, Tabatha Smothers of Malden; one grandson, Jeff Mitchell of Malden; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Friday, Aug. 1, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 2, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David McElwain officiating.

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

Landon Pritchett

Landon Robert Pritchett, infant, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at the Baptist Hospital in Blytheville, Ark.

Born July 29, 2003, at Blytheville, He was the son of Robin and Penny Robertson Pritchett of Steele, Mo.

Survivors also include one sister, Kaitlyn Marie Pritchett, of Steele; maternal grandparents, Glenn and Shirley Robertson, of Steele; paternal grandparents, Robin and Cathy Pritchett, of Rives, Mo.; paternal grandmother, Vickie Crawford, of Wardell, Mo.; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Freda Pritchett, of Rives and paternal great-grandmother, Mary Fincher, of Tennessee.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funral Home in Steele.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glyn Davis officiating.

Burial will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.