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area deaths

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Jim Brown

Jim L. Brown, 54, of Bernie, Mo., died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at his residence.

Born Oct. 5, 1948, in Gideon, Mo., son of the late James Earl Brown and Pansy Lucille Jones Brown Hicks, he worked at Specialty Engineering in Dexter, Mo. and was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church.

On Sept. 27, 1991, in Powe, Mo., he married Annetta Lee Craft, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Jared Lee Brown, of Bernie; two daughters, Kandi Lynn Brown and Trina Carol Stevens, both of Bernie; one brother, Wyman Brown, of Gideon, Mo.; two sisters, Barbara Bradfield, of Campbell, Mo. and Edna Merritt, of Bernie and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and W.R. Brown.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 24, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Masters officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bernie Cemetery.

Margaret Brown

Margaret F. Brown, 54, of Kennett, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Born Dec. 4, 1948, in Kennett, daughter of Roy R. Batchlor, of Kennett and Zula L. Lipsey, she was a home care worker for Bootheel Independent Living.

Survivors also include three sons, Gary D. Bridges, Randall Laws and wife, Lynn and Timothy R. Laws, all of Kennett; one daughter, Tammie Eliason and husband, Ron, of Waggoner, Ill.; two brothers, Gary P. Batchlor and wife, Carolyn and Jackie T. Batchlor, all of Kennett and four grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at noon today, Tuesday, June 24, at the Rovey Cemetery in Farmersville, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home of Virden, Ill. was in charge of arrangements.

Jackie Bostic

Jackie Lee Bostic, 61, of Gideon, Mo., died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born May 6, 1942, in Parma, Mo., son of Dorothy Vergene Wright Bostic Brown and the late Hubert Lee Bostic, he was of the Baptist faith.

On Nov. 27, 1981, in Malden, Mo., he married Diana Faye Heck, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include six daughters, Lolita Gower and husband, James, of Portageville, Mo.; Carol Ann Turner and husband, Kenneth, of Malden; Rebecca Henson and husband, Tim and Sarita Martin and husband, Greg, all of Bernie, Mo., Sabrina McKee and husband, Jerry, of Gideon and Felicia Houart and husband, Clinton, of Piggott, Ark.; two sons, Robert Wyman and wife, Tina, of Holcomb, Mo. and Michael Wyman and wife, Venessa, of Gideon; mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Elgin Brown, of Gideon; three brothers, Joe Bostic and wife, Carmen, of Jefferson City, Mo., Jim Bostic, of Gideon and Elgin Brown, Jr. and wife, Teresa, of Bauxite, Ark.; one sister, Mary Moore and husband, Don, of Wappapello, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial was in the Rosewood Cemetery at Malden.

Georgia Dial

Georgia Lee Dial, 93, of Rolla, Mo., formerly of Caruthersville, Mo., died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.

Born Feb. 16, 1910, near Halls, Tenn., daughter of the late Henry and Allie Montgomery Anges, she worked for Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Church of Christ in Caruthersville.

In 1928, she married Mallie Hughes, who preceded her in death on May 16, 1957. She married Bernie Dial, in 1967. He preceded her in death in 1978. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Butha Faye Hughes; two brothers, Ewell and Bill Anges and three sisters, Mazie Tombs, Flossie Bridges and Allie Mechim.

Survivors include three sons, Horace Hughes and wife, Delpha, of Caruthersville, York Hughes and wife, Jeanette, of Mountain Grove and Reb Hughes and wife, Sandra, of Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Brenda Roberts and husband, Alton, of Rolla; three sisters, Virgie Richardson, of Texas, Frances Starr, of Arkansas and Anna Laura Francis, of California; seven grandchildren, Kitty Teeter, Teresa Noel, Terri Kenney, Annette Shepard, David and Danny Roberts and Christy McNeese; 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Central Church of Christ with Mike McDaniel officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Mott, Ralph Carlton, Banks Bridges, Denver Meek, Bill Broderick and David Teeter.

Honorary pallbearer was Perry McDonald.

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

Gary Gurley

Gary Paul Gurley, 60, of Kennett, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 24, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles James officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. Randall Harper

Randall Delbert Harper, 60, of Fayetteville, Ark., died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville.

Born Dec. 30, 1942, in Kennett, son of the late Delbert and Jerry Harper, he was in the banking industry.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Harper and one sister, Jahnae H. Barnett, of Fulton, Mo.

Private graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville with the Rev. Paul Currie officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Jerry and Delbert Harper Scholarship Fund at William Woods University, One University Avenue, Fulton, Mo. 65251.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti, Mo. was in charge of services.

Lydia Heckman

Lydia Heckman, 87, of Campbell, Mo., died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at the Piggott Community Hospital In Piggott, Ark.

Born Aug. 20, 1915, in Windsor, Colo., daughter of the late Adam and Katherine Gideon Schraeder, she was a member of the Shepard of the Hill Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, Colo.

On April 26, 1936, in Fort Collins, she married Alexander George Heckman, who preceded her in death on May 20, 1990. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Reuben and Harold Schraeder and one grandson, J.P. Bilbrey. Survivors include one son, Robert Heckman and wife, Rhonda, of Cheyenne, Wy.; one daughter, Geraldine King and husband, Ron, of Campbell; two brothers, Sol Schraeder, of Lewistown, Mont. and Sam Schraeder, of Greeley, Colo.; three sisters, Martha Neitzel, of Hartford, Wis., Rachael Keever, of Fort Collins and Leona Keever, of Evans, Colo.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 24, at the Bohlender Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Collins with the Rev. Bruce Bergquist officiating.

Burial was in the Resthaven Memory Garden Cemetery in Fort Collins.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden. Mo. was in charge of local arrangements.

Larry Lawerence

Larry Mike Lawerence, 54, of Lubbock, Texas, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Coventant Hospital in Lubbock.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett.

Johnnie Mooneyhan

Johnnie Mitchell Mooneyhan, 54, of Wardell, Mo., died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

Born June 11, 1949, in Kennett, son of Millie Juanita Weaver Mooneyhan, of Wardell and the late Johnell Mooneyhan, he was a farmer and a member of the Wardell Baptist Church.

He married Belinda Owens, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, John Mooneyhan, of Wardell; three daughters, Janet Lee, of Memphis, Tenn., Susan Arrington, of Wardell and Karen Mooneyhan, of Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Criss Clifton, of Wardell; two sisters, Bobbie Lewis, of Wardell and Jeannie Sandage, of Wappapello, Mo. and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Carlos Clifton.

Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 24, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home in Wardell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Baptist Church in Wardell with the Rev. Griff Walker officiating.

Burial will follow at the Pemiscot Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Caruthersville, Mo.

Vester Patton

Vester Hershel Patton, 85, of the Buckeye community, near Leachville, Ark., died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his resdience.

Born in Senath, Mo., son of the late John and May Wafford Patton, he was a farmer and was retired from Brown Shoe Company in Leachville. He was a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Myracle Patton, of Leachville; two sons, William Patton, of Versailles, Mo. and Franklin Patton, of Leachville; two daughters, Alice Hodges, of Leachville and Linda Drury of Tupelo, Miss.; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Henry Patton; five sisters; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 24, at the Howard Funeral Home in Leachville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell with the Rev. Leland Dement officiating.

Burial will follow at the Leachville Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Danny Robbins, Danny Ford, Bud Rauls, Eric Kisner, Charlie Purcell and J.W. Carder.

Honorary pallbearers are Joe and Don Boss, Wayne Dement, Floyd Brandon, Raymond Baldridge and Kevin Lexton.

Mildred Whitlock

Mildred Whitlock, 77, of Kennett, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at her residence.

Born Jan. 30, 1926, in Willow Springs, Mo., she was the daughter of the late George and Minnie Sharp Gordon.

On Nov. 10, 1944, she married Elmer Whitlock, who preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1981. She was also preceded in death by one son, James Whitlock; one daughter, Ellen Palmer; two brothers, Robert and George Gordon and three grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Whitlock, of Kennett; three daughters, Judy Wright and Jeannie Whitlock, both of Kennett and Sherry Hopper, of Holcomb, Mo.; five brothers, Walter Gordon, of Chaffee, Mo., Milton Gordon, of Doniphan, Mo., Delmer Gordon, of Peace Valley, Mo. and Everett and Doyle Gordon, both of Folley, Mo.; one sister, Goldie Whitlock, of Mountain View, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Tony Wood officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Chris Palmer, Jerry, Randy, Greg and Jamie Wright and Matt and Daniel Utley.

Pauline Williams

Pauline E. Williams, 86, of Campbell, Mo., died Monday, June 23, 2003, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell.

Born Oct. 7, 1916, in St. Francis, Ark., daughter of the late Fred and Sylvia Sarver Langley, she was a homemaker and of the General Baptist faith.

On Jan. 17, 1943, in Piggott, Ark., she married Nathan R. Williams, who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1970. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Ravelee Langley.

Survivors include four sons, Ralph Williams and wife, Joyce and Fred Williams and wife, Sarah, all of Campbell, Rudie Williams and wife, Sandra, of Eastland, Texas and Hulen Williams and wife, Carolyn, of Bartlett, Tenn.; three brothers, Andrew Langley, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Hubert Langley, of Kingman, Kan. and Willard Langley, of Katy, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Todd, Chad and Eric Razer, Tina Lynn Nugent, Stephanie McElroy, Melissa Acosta, Hope, Johnathan, Alexandra and Amber Williams and Jo Anne Fowler and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 24, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Fred Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at the Elder Cemetery in Campbell.

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George Wiseman

George Wilson Wiseman, 82, of Fredericktown, Mo., died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Mineral Area Parkland Hospital in Farmington, Mo. Born March 1, 1921, in Ripley County, Tenn., son of the late Wylie and Mary Ann VanVicle Wiseman, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a farm worker and of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his wife, Tilda Allison Wiseman, of Marquand, Mo.; eight sons, Jim Wiseman, of Tahoka, Texas, Clarence Wiseman, of Fort Worth, Texas, Winston Wiseman, of Dallas, Texas, Jerry, Roy and Tim Wiseman, all of Seattle, Wash., Alfred McGrath, Jr., of Marquand and John McGrath, of Pevely, Mo.; six daughters, Jane Hanks, of Marquand, Linda Husman, of McAlester, Okla. and Ruth Anderson, Sylvia Nelson, Judy Brawner and Violet Nelson, all of Seattle and three sisters, Lou McLemore, of Hayti, Mo. and Mary Miles and Irene Fair, both of Steele, Mo.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 23, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Steele with the Rev. Kenny Durham officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.

Earnest Womble

Earnest Samuel Womble, 92, of Hayti, Mo., died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at the Pemiscot County Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 24, 1910, in Cash, Ark., son of the late Will and Viola Green Womble, he was a farmer.

He married Georgia Ellen Crockett, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Travis, of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Caruthersville, Mo.