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area deaths

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Jean Ashabranner

Jean Ashabranner, 95, of Campbell, Mo., formerly of Manila, Ark., died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the General Baptist Nursing Center in Campbell.

Born at Portageville, Mo., daughter of the late Joseph and Willie Sexton Downing, she was a teacher at the Manila and Campbell School Districts. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manila and a member of the United Methodist Women.

She married Clarence "Bud" Ashabranner, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Melvin Lee, Jospeh Preston, William Edward and Paul Shirley Downing.

Survivors include one sister, Peggy Stewart and husband Bryant, Jr., of Campbell.

Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the First United Methodist Church in Manila.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Chad Downing Kingsberry and Craig Russell officiating.

Burial will follow at the Manila Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Eddie Adams, Chris Bauschlicher, Jerry D. Cherry, Brady Cornish and Bryant Stewart, III.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Manila.

Howard Funeral Service of Manila was in charge of arrangements.

Everett Chidester

Everett Allan Chidester, 86, of Portageville, Mo., died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center.

Born Feb. 26, 1917, in Bell City, Mo., son of the late Henry and Pearl Sanders Chidester, he was retired from the Hayti Water Plant.

In Dec. 1934., he married Dorothy Dollins, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Evelyn Johnson and Ellen Maness and two sons, Elmer and Allen Lee Chidester. S urvivors include two sons, Melvin Chidester, of Benton, Mo. and Lawrence Chidester, of Hayti; six daughters, Arlene Morefield, Geraldine Keith, Barbara Ellis, Sue Forrester and Nora Sipes, all of Portageville and Frieda Geary, of Kennett; four sisters, Nona Miller and Evie Toole, both of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Jean Skelton, of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Pearl Cochran, of Wichita, Kan.; 49 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Delisle Funeral Home Chapel in Portageville with the Rev. Jerry Williams officiating.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemtery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were Shannon, Brandon, Rodney and Shawn Chidester and Mark and Michael Shane Forrester.

James Estes

James Rowe Estes, 89, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Friday, May 30, 2003, at the Pemiscot Nursing Home in Hayti.

Born Oct. 12, 1913, in Ash Flat, Ark., son of the late James Cullam and Emma Felkens Estes, he was employed at the Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems and was of the Presbyterian faith.

On Jan. 18, 1934, in Williford, Ark., he married Virginia Gann, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two daughters, Rosa Lee Metzger, of Hayti and Mary Virginia Shoaf, of Jefferson City, Mo.; two brothers, Howard Estes, of Freeport, Ill. and Carlton Estes, of Maryville, Ill.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Janice Estes, of Caruthersville.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Robert Estes; one sister; eight brothers and one grandson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Pilcher officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Vaughn and Jeff Treece, Tim Anderson, Mark Gardner, Bill Sullivan and John Metzger.

Lucille Franks

Lucille Mary Franks, 85, of Hayti, Mo., died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born May 27, 1918, in Coahoma, Miss., daughter of the late Marion and Emma Wiltshire McKnight, she was a cook at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

On March 21, 1933, in Lepanto, Ark., she married Felix Franks, Sr., who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Walter Franks and wife Murline and A.G. Franks, Sr. and wife, Bonnie, all of Hayti; a daughter-in-law, Alma Ruth Franks, of Kennett; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Felix Franks, Jr.; one daughter, Mary Beck; three brothers and one great-grandson, George Morgan.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Hayti with the Rev. Jerry Baker officiating.

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

Pallbearers were A.G. Fanks, Jr., Randy Franks, Joe Gorman, Shane Deaton, Leonard Bellew and Jim Brimhall.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.

Keith Fuller

Keith Dewayne Fuller, 45, of Hayti, Mo., died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, in Kennett.

Born Nov. 5, 1957, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of Cora L. Fuller and the late Floyd Robinson, he was employed at Wal-Mart, in Kennett and was a worker for Community Living Opportunity.

He married LeGatha Stigger, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Randall and wife, Keiwanda and Terrell; one daughter, Yolanda; four sisters, Joyce Watts and husband, Clazell, of Detroit, Mich., Malinda, of Benton Harbor, Mich. and LaWanda Cates and husband, John and Mekessia Alexander, all of Hayti; several grandchildren and step-brothers and step-sisters.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kerry Fuller.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the True Light Church of God in Hayti with Pastor James McAdams officiating.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Hayti.

Pallbearers were Wendell Lockridge, Jerry Borders, Melvin Lemons, Archie Rboinson, Stanley Smith and Daniel Borders.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.

Edith Hicks

Edith Mae Hicks, 78, of the Buckeye Community, near Leachville, Ark., died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Born in Arbyrd, Mo., daughter of the late Tom and Ethel Faulkner Dollins, she was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church.

She married Raymond "Farmer" Hicks, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Larry Hicks and wife, Cherry, of Leachville; two brothers, Dow Dollins, of Edenburg, Texas and Ralph Dollins, of Houston, Texas; one sister, Essie Pace, of St. Louis, Mo. and one granddaughter, Kristie Sanders, of Leachville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 3, at the New Providence Baptist Church near Leachville with the Rev. Monroe Baldwin officiating.

Burial was in the Horner Cemetery at Hornersville, Mo.

Howard Funeral Service of Leachville was in charge of arrangements.

Alice Irions

Alice Marie "Granny" Irions, 84, of Hayti, Mo., died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the Pemiscot Nursing Home in Hayti.

Born April 29, 1919, in Crawfordville, Ark., daughter of the late John Calvin and Flossie Harris Sloan and step-daughter of Irma Ingram, she was a homemaker.

On Nov. 28, 1924, in Caruthersville, she married William Thomas "Bill" Irions, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Lyles Sloan and one sister, Mary Elizabeth Sloan.

Survivors include seven children, Billy Calvin Irions, of Altus, Okla., James Marvin Irions, of Loves Park, Ill., Carlice Barnett, of Oklahoma, City, Okla., Frances Johnson and Joyce Ellison, both of Caruthersville, John Thomas Irions, of Sikeston, Mo. and Bobby Gene Irions, of Hayti; one brother, John Franklin Sloan, of Antioch, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with Don Reel and Mike McDaniel officiating.

Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Willie Nix

Willie Mae Nix, 92, of Senath, Mo., died Saturday, May 31, 2003.

Born Nov. 2, 1910, in Obion County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William A. and Lessie Chapel Rudd.

On Dec. 11, 1948, in Arkansas, she married Earnest Cleo Nix, who survives.

Survivors also include one son, Jimmie Nix and wife, Diane, of Rutland, Ill.; four daughters, Glenda Moser and husband, Lonzo and Barbara Butler, all of Senath, Sharon Blocker and husband, Gerald, of Union, Mo. and Jo Ann Arndt and husband, Mike, of Rutland; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Freman Nell; 15 brothers and sisters and one great-grandchild, Ian Pelster.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, June 3, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Wayland Tom oficiating.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Arndt, Shawn and Roy Bocker, Randal Nixon, Christopher Jenkins and Lennie Duncan.

Dorothy Roddy

Dorothy J. Roddy, 85, of Kennett, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at her residence.

Born Sept. 6, 1916, in Boone County, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Alexander and Nancy Anne Grant Hunt.

On June 2, 1946, she married James Edgar Roddy, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Vic, Bill and Estil Hunt and seven sisters, Annie Fugit, Marie Ambrose, Alma Poe, Louise Coleman, Leola Jacobs, Wilmoth Belcher and Brooksie Ashlock.

Survivors include three daughters, E. Jane Wicker and husband, Bob, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Margaret Anne Andrews and husband, Scott, of Kennett and Nancy Susan Workman and husband, Del, of Rocheport, Mo.; one sister, Grace Wilhite, of Columbia, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Jada, Lizzie and Del Workman, Fleming Wiley, Laurie, Henry, Grace and Annie Andrews and one great-grandchild, Christie Workman.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at the Memorial Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia. William Wayne

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

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 3, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny King officiating.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.