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area deaths

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Anna Bell

Anna Greenway Bell, 87, of Kennett, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born March 26, 1916, in Paragould, Ark., daughter of the William James and Renda Choate, she was a beautician.

She married Barney L. Greenway, Sr., who preceded her in death on April 16, 1991. She was also preceded in death by one brother, William "Bill" James and four sisters, Helen Glenn, Melissa Samples, Louise Provence and Mary Potter.

Survivors include one son, Barney Greenway and wife, Christie, of Kennett; two daughters, Kathy Lawson and husband, Bernie, of Kennett and Billie Runyon and husband, Gerald, of Pollard, Ark.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Ben Jordan officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Jessie Chalk

Jessie Burton Chalk, 85, of Parma, Mo., died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center in Portageville, Mo.

Born Sept. 5, 1917, in Paragould, Ark., son of the late Joe and Hattie White Chalk, he was a tractor mechanic.

On July 11, 1937, in Gideon, Mo., he married Hester Wells, who preceded him in death on May 30, 2003. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Henry Chalk.

Survivors include one son, Johnny Lee Chalk and wife, Teresa, of Portageville and one grandchild, Bobby Wayne Chalk, of Portageville.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 17, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Garland officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden, Mo.

Pearl Crawford

Pearl Elizabeth Crawford, 94, of Malden, Mo., died Friday, June 134, 2003, at the Malden Nursing Center.

Born April 22, 1909, in Somerville, Tenn., daughter of the late Charles Lenair and Inez Mae Shinault Lansdell, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Imboden, Ark.

She married James Edward Schrimsher, who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1973. She later married Walter Crawford, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Eugene Benson; two sisters, Edna Flanagin and Ola Mae Dunham; three brothers, Charles and Roy Lansdell and Hardy Shinault; one grandson, Mance McCarroll and one granddaughter, Brenda Scroggins.

Survivors include four daughters, Clara Austin and husband, Vance, of Niles, Mich., Elsie Austin and Helen Wilburn, both of Hoxie, Ark. and Pauline McNew and husband, Billy, of Malden, Mo.; three sons, Walter Benson and wife, Ada and James Schrimsher, Jr,. and wife, Kaye, all of Imboden, Ark. and Charles Benson and wife, Faye, of Cassopolis, Mich.; 30 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the Hope Cemetery in Imobden with Brother Allen Snerley officiating.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.

James Davis

James W. Davis, 86, of Kennett, died today, Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at National Health Care in Kennett.

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

Bernadine Deken

Bernadine Deken, 81, of Qulin, Mo., died today, Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Landess Fuenral Home of Campbell, Mo.

Ruby Loyd

Ruby Frances Loyd, 78, of Kennett, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 17, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Jordan officiating.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.

Judy Palmer

Judy Kaye Palmer, 43, of Hayti, Mo., died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Hayti.

Born Oct. 29, 1959, in Hayti, daughter of Wade Holland and the late Eunice Geraldine "Shirley" Whitfield Russom, she was a homemaker and an LPN.

On Nov. 13, 2000, in Blytheville, Ark., she married Jeff Palmer, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include four children, Angela Holland, Nicole Jumper, Jerry Smith, Jr. and Hailea Erwin, all of Hayti; step-mother, Wanda Holland, of Hayti; step-father, Carlous Russom, of Caruthersville, Mo.; two brothers, Randy Holland and Wade Holland II, both of Hayti; six sisters, Connie Smith, of Hayti, Amy Duggins, George Ann Forrester and Janie Lawson, all of Portageville Mo. and Renee Gipson and Leanne Moore, both of Caruthersville and three grandchildren, Kohlyn Moore, James Davis and Joseph Brooks, all of Hayti.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Mike Tinnon officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were Tony Cooley, Evan and Bobby Gibson, Bobby Jumper, Chris Moore amnd Joe Haven.

I.V. Palmer

I.V. Palmer, 80, of Kennett, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at National Health Care in Kennett.

Born May 28, 1923, in Beech Corner, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William Shelby and Nettie Angeline Lawrence McCluskey.

On Dec. 8, 1940, she married Johnie F. Palmer, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Jean; two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Palmer and wife, Priscilla, of Kennett and John Palmer and wife, Marcie, of Springfield, Tenn.; four daughters, Ann Bull and husband, John, Brenda Jones and Nina Dixon and husband, Steve, all of St. Peters, Mo. and Pam Metzger and husband, Marty, of Hayti, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Lewis officiating.

Burial was in the McGrew Cemetery near Senath, Mo.

Pallbearers were Mitchel, Lester Gene and Jason Smith, Ben Counce, John and Leon Wilcox and Tom Leeker.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Richards

Robert Henry Richards, 41, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Friday, June 13, 2003, at his residence.

Born Jan. 15, 1962, in Hayti, Mo., son of George Richards and Tapian Lafferty Reeves, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church. He was self-employed.

Survivors include his mother, Tapian Reeves, of Finley, Tenn.; his father, George Richards, of Caruthersville and one sister, Judy Pohlman, of Sarasota, Fla.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville with Edward Reeves officiating.

Pallbearers were Terry Walker, Chuck Hardesty, Charles Medlin, Jimmy Reno, Jackie Burgess, Jim Cagle, Ronnie Speidel and Tim Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers were Frank Thrasher, Daryl and Danny Taylor and Tommy Woods.

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

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Polly Spitzer

Polly Ann Spitzer, 64, of Parma, Mo., died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Wentzville, Mo.

Born Dec. 23, 1938, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of Elizabeth Tatum Daugherty and the late Tim Daugherty, she was a school teacher and a member of the Malden Presbyterian Church. She was past director of the Malden Community Choir, committee member for the BYM, past president of the Malden Country Club Ladies Golf Association and an avid supporter of the Humad Society.

On Feb. 7, 1960, in Kennett, she married Richard "Dick" Frederick Spitzer, Jr., who preceded her in death on April 14, 2001. Survivors include two daughters, Maribeth Salge and husband, Jan, of Cocoa, Fla. and Leigh Spitzer McCullough and husband, Doug, of Wentzville; one son, Richard D. Spitzer, of Houston, Texas; her mother, Elizabeth Daugherty, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one brother, Tim Daugherty and wife, Patricia, of Escondido, Calif. and two granddaughters, Hillary Roebuck, of Bentonville, Ark. and Morgan Spitzer, of Houston.

Graveside services for family and close friends will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Elder Cemetery in Campbell, Mo. with the Rev. Bob Phillips officiating.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Malden Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Malden Presbyterian Church or the U.S. Humane Society, Midwest Regional Office, 1515 Linden St., Suite 220, Des Moines, Iowa 50309.

Landess Funeral Home of Malden, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.

Cora Taylor

Cora Lee Taylor, 81, of Hayti, Mo., died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Hayti.

Born Feb. 8, 1919, in Mississippi, daughter of the late Beatrice Valentine Barnett, she was a homemaker.

She married James Taylor, who preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Nathaniel Former.

Survivors include two brothers, James Former, of Carpentersville, Ill. and Tommie Former, of Elgin, Ill. and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, June 14, at the John W. Geman Funral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Tony Jefferson, Sr. officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were family members.