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area deaths

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Porcial Jansson

Porcial L. Jansson, 80, of Kennett, formerly of Fletcher, Okla., died today, Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Robbins Funeral Home in Fletcher.

Keith Keller

Keith Keller, 45, of Hayti, Mo., died Monday, July 21, 2003, at his residence.

Born Sept. 26, 1957, in Hayti, son of Dorothy Gilmore Keller and the late Reese Keller, he was a farmer, gardener and did lawn work. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Hayti and the N.R.A.

On Nov. 21, 1980, in Hayti, he married Carol Ann McLemore, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Kimberly Ann Keller, of Hayti; one son, Ronald Keith (Ronnie) Keller, of Hayti; his mother, Dorothy Keller, of Hayti; one brother, Wayne Keller and wife, Cathy, of Hayti; one sister, Brenda Keller, of Hayti and one grandson, Marquan Tyreese Bogan, of Hayti.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Hayti with the Rev. John Keel officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were Ron Birmingham, Reggie Bunn, Terry Evans, Eric and Jim Tilmon and Bob Tabor.

Honorary pallbearer was John Taylor. John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.


Elbert Miller

Elbert Clifton Miller, 70, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, July 21, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Aug. 9, 1932, in Gideon, Mo., son of the late Evan and Bessie Hutchison Miller, he was a U.S. Army and Navy veteran, serving in Korea and Vietnam and a member of the Bellview Assembly of God Church in Pensacola, Fla.

On Nov. 5, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., he married Doris Jean Boone, who preceded him in death on June 12, 1999. On March 18, 2002, in Pensacola, he married Nora Hardcastle Reedy, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, James Miller, of Pensacola; four daughters, Connie Tobin, of Clinton, Miss. and Carol Pope, Diana Miller and Nancy Bivins, all of Pensacola; one step-daughter, Wendy Baker, of Mountain Home, Ark.; one step-son, Butch Reedy, of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one step-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Fred, Paul, John and Joe Miller and Evan Miller, Jr. and three sisters, Louise Bell and Bernice and Philipia Miller.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, July 24, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.