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area deaths

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Audie Craft

Audie Belle Craft, 96, of Hernando, Miss., formerly of Hayti, Mo., died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven, Miss.

Born March 6, 1907, in Greene County, Ark., daughter of the late George and Alice White Sims, she was a member of the Hayti First Baptist Church.

On March 29, 1931, in Lake City, Ark., she married Emery Lary Craft, who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1977. She was also preceded in death by three brothers; one sister; one great-grandson, Jsohua McGuire and an infant daughter, Maxine.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Dickerson, of Hernando and Glenda Sorrell and husband, Jerry, of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, G.C. and Donald Sims, both of Paragould, Ark.two granddaughters, Tamme Barger, of Atoka, Tenn. and Kelley McGuire, of Memphis and three great-grandchildren, Dylan Burns and Jasmin and Jacob McGuire.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with Dr. Mike Melton officiating.

Burial was in the Center Hill Cemetery at Paragould.

Pallbearers were Bryan and Larry Hartsell, Jerry Sorrell, James Klinkhard, Max Sims and Bob Turnage.

Sandy Estes

Sandy Kay Estes, 30, of Kennett, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at Three Rivers North Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 22, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Spencer Furby officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Mary Greenwell

Mary Gurley Greenwell, 74, of Hayti, Mo., died Friday, July 18, 2003, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Sept. 15, 1928, in Dorsey, Miss., daughter of the late Lema Summers and Elmer Clarence Gurley, Sr., she was an employee of the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital and a member of the Glass Memorial Baptist Church east of Hayti.

On Dec. 3, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., she married Barney Greenwell, who preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1991. She was also preceded in death by one son, Thomas Clarence Greenwell; one sister, Sybil Howell and five brothers, Hubert, James, Dud, E.C., Jr. and Bill Gurley.

Survivors include one son, Joseph H. Greenwell and wife, Linda, of Ridgely, Tenn.; two daughters, Shirley King and husband, Thomas, of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Sharon Gurley, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one brother, Clarence Gurley and wife, Betty, of Hayti; six grandchildren, Andrea Vazquez, of Ardimore, Okla., Michael Anderson, of Tulsa, Okla., Lara Beth Anderson, of Houston, Texas, Greg Garner, of Hayti and Melissa Greenwell and Mary Beth Murphy, both of Poplar Bluff and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Revs. Mike Nealey and Kris Underwood officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were Malcolm Babb, Phillip Shelly and Joe, Dennis, Aaron and Dylan Gurley.

Honorary pallbearers were Gary, Keith, Kenneth, Tommy, Ricky, Steve and Eddie Gurley, Ronnie Howell, Ricky Smith, Greg Garner and Michael Anderson.

Elbert Miller

Elbert Miller, 70, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, July 21, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden, Mo.

Robert Patton

Robert L. Patton, 84, of Kennett, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Willie H. Johnson, Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Leonard Sebree

Leonard "Shorty" Franklin Sebree, 89, of Kennett, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born March 7, 1914, in Bragg City, Mo., son of the late William Fred and Julia Johnson Sebree, he was a member and deacon of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

He married Hazel Marie Privett, who preceded him in death on July 10, 1980. He was also preceded in death by one son, Glenn Harold Sebree and brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Bill W. Sebree and wife, Susan, of Tampa, Fla. and Jack Sebree and wife, Dee, of Wilmington, N.C.; one daughter, Martha James, of Kennett; one half-brother, Pete James, of Boone, Ark.; two half-sisters, Ruth Anderson and Nova Rutherford, both of Kennett and Ponda Lou Crawford, of Malden, Mo.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 2, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Boyd officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville, Mo.

Pallbearers were Larry Hogan, Douglas James, Billy Privett, Jackie Callis, Ronnie Crittendon and Tommy Price.