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area deaths

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Freddie Bell, Jr.

Freddie Bell, Jr., 70, of Pontiac, Mich., died Friday, July 18, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti, Mo.

Born Feb. 3, 1933, in Greenwood, Miss., son of the Freddie Bell, Sr. and the late Mary Lee Bell, he was a member of the St. John United Methodist Church in Pontiac and a retiree from GMC Pontiac Motors.

Survivors include his father, Freddie Bell, Sr., of Caruthersville, Mo.; one son, Freddie Bell, III, of Pontiac; his fiance, Madeliene Sullivan, of Pontiac; three brothers, Jesse Lee Bell and wife, Etta, Phedentry Bell and wife, Peggy and Henry Bell, all of Caruthersville; five sisters, Annie Lee Prather and husband, Wille C., Willie Mae Taylor, Malissie Harris and Martha Driver, all of Caruthersville and Mary Ann Tyner and husband, Oscar, of Gaithersburg, Md. and one step-granddaughter, Katrina George, of Pontiac.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Sammie Lee and Tommy lee Bell.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Frederick B. Moore, Sr. and Bishop James L. Lane officiating.

Burial was in the Morgan Ridge Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Geraldine Grant

Geraldine Grant, 74, of Malden, Mo., died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at her residence.

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

Carl Howard

Carl Howard, 85, of Holcomb, Mo., died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Funeral arrangemnts are incomplete with the Landess Funeral Home of Campbell, Mo.

Ruby Huggins

Ruby Huggins, 80, of Paris, Texas, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Arbyrd, Mo.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Lulu Cemetery at Senath, Mo. with the Rev. Leland Dement officiating.

Ollie Jones

Ollie Riggs Jones, 83, of Overland, Mo., formerly of Senath, Mo., died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at the Woodland Nursing Home in Maryland Heights, Mo.

Born Dec. 9, 1919, in Senath, daughter of the late Andrew and Beulah Goswick Jones, she was a school teacher.

Survivors include her husband, Rogers F. Jones, of Overland; three sons, Rogers F. Jones, Jr. and David R. Jones, both of Overland and Stephen R. Jones, of Ferguson, Mo.; two brothers, Roy Riggs, of Senath and J.M. Riggs, of Overland; two sisters, Irma Duke, of Overland and Andelee Gebhardt, of O'Fallon, Mo.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the McGrew Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Pallbearers are Stephen, Roger and David Jones, Mark Gebhardt and Ted Moody.