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Area Deaths

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Pearl Crawford

Pearl Crawford, 94, of Malden, Mo., died Friday, June 13, 2003, at Malden Nursing Center in Malden.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.

Anna Kirk

Anna Kirk, 87, of Kennett, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at National Health Chare of Kennett.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett.

I.V. Palmer

I.V. Palmer, 80, of Senath, Mo., died Friday, June 13, 2003, at National Healthcare of Kennett.

Visitation is today, Sunday, June 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McDaniel Funeral Service Chapel in Senath.

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

Burial will be in McGrew Cemetery at Senath.

Van Patterson

Van Minter Patterson, 65, of Parma, Mo., died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at his residence.

Born January, 4, 1938, in Bonne Terre, Mo., son of the late Raymond and Vallie Minter Patterson, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Risco Baptist church and a farmer. Survivors include two sons, Richie Van Patterson, of Dallas, Texas, Rayvan Lee Patterson and wife, Kristi, of Doniphan, Mo., two step-sons, Scott Blanchette of Van Buren, Mo., Shawn Blanchette and wife, Christine, of Risco, Mo., two grandsons, Todd and Sawyer Patterson, of Doniphan, Mo. He was preceded in death by one sister, Valerie Patterson.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the Landess Funeral Chapel in Malden, Mo., with the Rev. Gene Lancaster officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial park Cemetery in Malden.

David Pierce

David Don Pierce, 74, of Hornersville, Mo., died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born July 20, 1928, in Hornersville, Mo., son of the late Martin Luther and Hila Poe Pierce, he was a farmer. He was a member and past master of Hornersville Masonic Lodge No. 215 AF and AM, past president of the Farmers and Merchants Club, the Hornersville School Board and Senath-Hornersville School Board. He served as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superindent and choir director for the First Baptist Church of Hornersville and worked for the Missouri Dept. of Revenue for 15 years.

On July 12, 1947, he married Sue A. Langley who survives of the home.

Survivors include one son Dannye Pierce, of Jonesboro, Ark., one daughter, Pam Bloodworth, of Memphis, Tenn., one brother, Len Dale Pierce of Southhaven, Miss., and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at First Baptist Church in Hornersville with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Hornersville.

Bradshaw-Emerson Funeral Home of Hornersville was in charge of arrangements.