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Area deaths

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Bernice Dawson

Bernice "Toady" Dawson, 89, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Born Oct. 27, 1913, in Fulton County, Ark., daughter of the late Martin C. and Mona Stephens Dawson, she was a homemaker and a member of the Hayti Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sisters, Beatrice Land and Myrl Cross, both of Hayti; three brothers, Edsel Dawson and wife, Essie, of Hayti., Bob Dawson and wife, Anna Beth, of Iowa Park, Texas and Neal Dawson and wife, Wanda, of Olive Branch, Miss. and a special friend, Ivan Caple, of Caruthersville, Mo.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Raymond Dawson.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Church of Christ in Hayti with John Mark Wilson officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were nephews, Mark, Robert M. and Steven Dawson, Terry Cross, Robert Shields and Troy Land.

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

Minnie Holt

Minnie Rosita Holt, 62, of Holcomb, Mo., died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Feb. 12, 1941, in Kennett, she was the daughter of the late Eul Carter and Lonnie Nadine Berry.

Survivors include one son, Rick Holt and wife, Deanna, of Paragould, Ark.; one daughter, Lisa Montgomery, of Cardwell, Mo.; one brother, Ben Carter and wife, Bonnie, of Rector, Ark.; two grandchildren, Sheanna Holt and Chasidy Stanley, both of Paragould; one great-grandchild, Justin Stanley, of Paragould and a special friend, Billy R. Shelton.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Kenny Crafton officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Rick Shelton, Terry Key, Wally Poyner, Charles Gray, Bud Malone and David Holt.

Illa Marley

Illa Faye Marley, 65, of Millington, Tenn., died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Rosella Martin

Rosella Martin, 88, of Kennett, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. Leon Presson

Leon Presson, 92, of Rector, Ark., died Friday, July 11, 2003, at his residence.

Born Oct. 3, 1910, in Rector, he was the son of the late Jesse and Elsie Presson.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Kirklin and husband, Don, of Rector; one brother, Wayne Presson, of Rector; three sisters, Mary Smith, of Horn Lake, Miss., Wanda Blaloch, of Maryland Heights, Mo. and Oleda Ford, of Mission, Texas; two grandchildren, Scott Kirklin and Leigh Ann Jones and four great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Tyler Kirklin and Kylee and Kirk Beshears.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Geraldine Presson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the First Baptist Church in Rector with Brother Ardell Polk officiating.

Burial was in the Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector.

Pallbearers were David Cagle, Webb Ernie Chittick, Melvin Crockett, Jack Randall, Hughey Kinam, Don Mosley, Melvin Mills and Gene Martin.

Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector was in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Smith

Ethel Smith, 89, of Kennett, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at her residence.

Born May 29, 1914, in Athens, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Hester Pope Martin.

She married Emmett Loyal Smith, who preceded her in death on July 9, 1964. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Billy, Ronnie and Eddie Smith and two daughters, Jewel Brown and Mary Bane Icenogle.

Survivors include four daughters, Delois Stokenbury of Springdale, Ark., Susie Whitaker of Lakeland, Fla., Emma Bates and Barbara Kennedy, both of Kennett; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Dennis Collins officiating.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Dale Smith, Billie Marler, Chad Roberts, Dewayne Faulkner and Ray Miller. Lynette Tabor

Lynette E. Tabor, 58, of Memphis, Tenn., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Bartlett, Tenn.

Born Feb. 4, 1945, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of Josephine Tabor and the late Howard Tabor, she was a teacher and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Tiptonville. She was awarded the Tennessee Education Association Susan B. Anthony Award and served as an active member and president of the Memphis Education Association.

Survivors include her mother, Josephine Tabor, of Caruthersville, Mo. and many cousins.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the First United Methodist Church in Tiptonville with Pastor Ed Endsley officiating.

Burial was in the Tiptonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James E. Naifeh, Jr., Timothy C., Samuel S., Christopher P. and Christopher K. Naifeh, Carey D. Hamra and Russell Downing.

Memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund at the Memphis Education Association.

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