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area deaths

Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Clarence Beck

Clarence Loyd Beck, 87, of Bragg City, Mo., formerly of Brookland, Ark., died Monday, June 2, 2003. at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 29, 1915, son of the late Mike and Nellie Link Beck, he was a carpenter and a member of the Rogers Chapel Church of Nazarene.

Survivors include one sister, Aileen Loyd, of Bragg City; one step-daughter, Bernice Davis, of Norfolk, Va. and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and his first wife, Anna Mae Woods Beck.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 4, at the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ark.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home Chapel with Don Crawford officiating.

Pallbearers are the nephews.

Burial will follow at the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

Barbara Mason

Barbara Sue Mason, 53, of Bernie, Mo., died Monday, June 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born June 20, 1949, in Broseley, Mo., daughter of the late George D. and Oretha C. Gilpin Trout, she was a homemaker and a member of the Sugar Tree General Baptist Church in Bernie.

On Dec. 25, 1966, in Broseley, she married Jim Buck Mason, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Danny Mason, of Bernie; one daughter, Tracy Parson, of Bernie; one step-son, James Calvert, of Covington, La.; three brothers, Dean Trout, of Malden, Mo., Kenny Trout, of Bernie and Rick Trout, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one sister, Pat McCollough, of Wappapello, Mo. and 13 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 4, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Joe Ogelvie and David Gargas officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bernie Cemetery.

Martha Rickman

Martha "Jimmie" Rickman, 87, of Bernie, Mo., died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the Malden Nursing Center in Malden, Mo.

Born Aug. 16, 1915, in Bernie, daughter of the late Bedford and Lora Elizabeth McNeil Tucker, she was retired from Hawley's in St. Charles, Ill and a member of the Bernie Christian Church.

On Dec. 13, 1936, in Piggott, Ark., she married William Edward Rickman, who preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1945. She was also preceded in death by one son, Johnny Rickman; one brother, John Tucker and two sisters, Beulah Lay and Bonnie Tucker.

Survivors include two sons, Don Rickman, of Malden and Ferrell Rickman, of Ivins, Utah; three daughters, Helen D. Stull, of Malden, Bonnie Blanchard, of St. Charles and Edna Tindell, of Bernie; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Dexter, Mo. with the Rev. Willy Butler officiating.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Christine Smith

Christine Ann Yeast Smith, 50, died Saturday, May 31, 2003. Born in Macomb, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John O. and Harriet F. Dixon-Yeast.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Smith, formerly of this area; one daughter, Amy Marle, of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Andrew Joseph, of Kansas City; one sister, Jackie Riggens and husband, Larry, of Carthage, Ill. and two brothers, Davis Yeast and wife, Sally and John Paul Yeast and wife, Jeannine, all of St. Louis, Mo.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Mercy Hospital Cancer Foundation, 2401 Gillham Rd., Kansas City, Mo. 64108.

Heritage Funeral Home of Parkville, Mo. is in charge of arrangements.

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William Wayne

William Lee Wayne, 69, of Clarkton, Mo., died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at his residence.

Born July 22, 1933, at Kennett, son of the late Raymond Lee and Lola Dean Thornton Wayne, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a carpenter and a member of the Solid Rock Church in Clarkton. On Aug. 13, 1954, in Kennett, he married Yvonnie Fisher, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Charles Lee Wayne and wife, Sheila Denise, of Rockaway Beach, Mo. and Brian Lynn Wayne, of Clarkton; two daughters, Bonnie Sue Mask and husband, Carroll Dale and Shelia Ann Zimmerman and husband, Wade, all of Malden, Mo.; one brother, Roy Wayne and wife, JoAnn, of Clarkton; three sisters, Wilda Gurlen and Helen Smith and husband, Butch, all of St. Louis, Mo. and Barbara Raines and husband, Patrick, of Mississippi; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Billie Joe Wayne, one granddaughter, Stephanie Nicole Zimmerman and two sisters, Carol Childress and Margaret Barber.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 4, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Danny King officiating.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.