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Area Deaths

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Lucretia Smith

Lucretia Ann Smith, 60, of Tallapoosa, Mo., died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born April 25, 1953 in Kennett, a daughter of the late George Andrew and Lillie Harmon Woollums, she was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Tallapoosa.

On August 16, 1965 she married Quention Franklin Smith of Tallapoosa.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Copeland of Tallapoosa, and Tracy Gaskins of Holcomb, Mo.; five sons, Perry Gaskins of Sikeston, Mo., Joe Smith of Tallapoosa, Dewayne Smith of Kennett, and Franklin and Donald Smith, both of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one brother, George Woollums of Clarkton, Mo.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Eugene Smith, three sisters, Hazel Hall, Betty Skief and Mona Rawls; four brothers, Marion, Raymond, J.L. and Doyle Woollums.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today, July 10, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the Bradshaw Chapel in Malden.

Burial will be in the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.

Ethel Smith

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McDaniel Funeral Home Services in Kennett.

Lotti VanDeWaal

Lotti VanDeWaal, 87, of Hayti, Mo., died Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born January 22, 1916, in Hickman Bend, Ark., a daughter of the late Joe Earl and Noral Lee McLaughlin Vaughn, she was of the Baptist faith.

On November 5, 1932, in Blytheville, Ark., she married Carl O. VanDeWaal, who preceded her in death on May 21, 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Carl Stanton VanDeWaal and wife, Barbara and Rular Racklin VanDeWaal and wife, Sherron, all of Hayti; two daughters, Sara Jo House and husband, Frank of Gideon, Mo., Shirley Jacklin VanDeWaal Ferguson and husband, Sonny, of Hayti; two grandchildren raised as children, Bobby Johnson of Aurora, Colo. and Kimberly Terrett of Hayti; six grandchildren, Reba Brantley, of Pocahontas, Ark., Michael Terrett, of Portageville, Mo., Angela VanDeWaal Brown of Hayti, Carl Joseph Terrett of Portageville, Paul Stanton VanDeWaal of Hayti, and Jonathon VanDeWaal of Caruthersville, Mo.; six great-grandchildren, Carl Joseph Terrett, Jr., and Jessica Michelle Terrett, both of Portageville, Melissa Carol Greenwell of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Katlyn Carol Johnson, and Benjamin Michael Johnson, both of Aurora, Colo., and Danyelle Powell Alexander, of Ellsinore, Mo.; one sister, Hazel Welch of Milan, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene Kemper.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, July 8, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti, with Rev. Nickey McMinn officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti.

Pallbearers were Michael Terrett, Joey Terrett, John Fritz, Bobby Irions, Robert Allen Shaffer and Jack Rinehart.

Ruth Williams

Ruth Williams, 94, of Kennett, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 10, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 11, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Revs. Scott and Jerry Williams officiating.

Burial will be in the Lulu Cemetery in Senath, Mo.

Mike Young

Mike Wayne Young, 56, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Sunday, July 6, 2003 at his residence.

Born August 17, 1946, in Caruthersville, a son of the late Luther and Annie Rose Orey Young, he was an electrician and the owner and operator of Young's Package store in Hayti, Mo. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caruthersville.

Survivors include one son, George L. Young of Caruthersville; one sister, Faye Pierce of Caruthersville and a number of nephews and nieces.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at the Maple Cemetery with Rev. Jack Young officiating.

The H.S. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of services.