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area deaths

Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Algia Abernathy

Algia Muriel Abernathy, 80, of Campbell, Mo., died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born Sept. 4, 1922, at Gibson, Mo., a daughter of the late James L. and Belle Northington Brown, she was a homemaker, a member of the General Baptist Church in Campbell and of the Rebekah Lodge.

On April 22, 1939, she married Orval Eugene Abernathy who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Janeen Gibson and Deborah Fieser, both of Campbell; two sons, Larry Abernathy and wife, Sue, and Rick Abernathy and wife, Joan, all of Campbell; one sister, Maxine Hardin of Lithia Springs, Ga.; two brothers, Billy Joe Brown of Kennett and Jimmy Dale Brown of Dallas, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Dale Abernathy, Lori Davis, Timmy Gibson, Cindy Thompson, all of Campbell, Dustin Fieser, Amanda Langley, Sara Abernathy and Jeff Abernathy; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jessie Eugene Gibson and three brothers, James Gilbert Brown, Gary Dean Brown and Eugene Brown.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 8, at Landess Funeral Chapel in Campbell with Pastor Earl D. Bell officiating.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Campbell.

Pallbearers were Timmy Gibson, Dale Abernathy, Distin Fieser, Jeff Abernathy, Kenny Abernathy and Steve Willis.

Honorary pallbearers were Nathan Langley, Ray Morris, Joey Thompson and Kerry Davis.

Lynn Joplin

Lynn Langston Joplin, 71, of Grandin, Mo., formerly of Clarkton, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born February 16, 1932, in Pocahontas, Ark., a daughter of the late Homer William and Gladys Lorraine Johns Turner, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarkton, former mayor of Clarkton, member of the Order of Eastern Star in Bernie and Grandin, member of American Legion Auxilliary, honorary member and past president of Farmer's & Merchants Club in Clarkton, former member of Bootheel Regional Planning and a former member of the Rebakah's.

On August 30, 1957, she married George Langston in Hernando, Miss., who preceded her in death on February 2, 1996. She then married Paul Joplin on November, 19, 1999, who proceded her in death on April 2, 2002.

Survivors include two sons, Dan Persfull of Bloomington, Ind. and John David Langston of Clarkton; one sister, Pat Hedges of Enid, Okla.; four step sons; Paul Herbert and Ray Joplin, both of Ellsinore, Bill Joplin of Elizabeth, Colo. and Bruce Joplin of Pineville, Ark.; four step daughters, Paula Jo Shaffer of Ellsinore, Rosemary Bauman of Piedmont, Darla Ladyman of Mountain Home, Ark. and Lora Joplin of Pineville, Ark.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William J. Turner.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 8, at the First Baptist Church in Clarkton with the Rev. Richard Blagg and Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden was in charge of the services.

Doris Edwards

Doris Edwards, 78, of Kennett, died Sunday, July 6, 2003 at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born December 22, 1924, in Rives, Mo., to the late Guy and Mae Walls Whitehouse, she was a member of the Third Street Baptist Church in Kennett.

On November 1, 1941, in Senath, Mo., she married James Elmer Edwards, who preceded her in death on October 16, 2000.

Survivors include one son, James F. Edwards and wife Jeannie of Kennett; two grandchildren, Theresa Bryant of Jonesboro, Ark., and Scott Edwards of St. Louis; and three great-grandchildren, Lauren and Camden Bryant and Mackenzie Edwards.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James W. and Billy Gene Whitehouse and one sister, Mary Bell Whitehouse.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 8, at the McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Kennett, with the Rev. Bud Evans officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Pallbearers were Jason Smith, Joe Brumley, Jim Parker, Bob White, Jack Lance and Danny Poole.

Lucretia Smith

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Elenora Reinbott

Elenora Reinbott, 81, of Dexter, died Monday, July 7, 2003 at her residence.

Born December, 6, 1921, in Idalia, Mo., to the late Elisha and Mary Floyd Lowery, she was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three sons, Joe Reinbott of Salem, Mo., Curtis Reinbott of Harviell, Mo., and Gary Reinbott of Dexter; three daughters, Shirley Crowell of Poplar Bluff, Ruth Dugan of Parma, Mo., and Phylis Reinbott of Dexter; three brothers, Curtis Lowery of Dexter, E. J. Lowery of Phoenix, Ariz., and Leonard Lowery of Arnold, Mo.; two sisters, Robbie Janis and Thelma Crouse, both of Poplar Bluff; 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, Harold Reinbott, Jr. and one brother, Basil Lowery.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Elders Bobby Brooks and Randy Hart officiating.

Burial will be in the Dexter Cemetery.