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area deaths

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Lawrence Flowers

Lawrence Henry Flowers, 72, of Parma, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at his residence.

Born April 5, 1931, in Steele, Mo., son of the late Henry and Bertie DePriest Flowers, he was a carpenter.

On March 19, 1976, in Cairo, Ill., he married Connie Simon, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include, two sons, Michael Flowers, of Gardner, Kan. and James Moore, of Parma; three daughters, Sharon Hillis, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Debra Johnson, of Parma and Amanda Flowers Clark, of Campbell, Mo.; five brothers, Freddie Cecil, of Poplar Bluff, Jimmy Cecil, of Steele, Claude Flowers and Berry and Dean Cecil, all of Campbell; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Parma with Rick Holden officiating.

Burial will follow in the Parma Cemetery.

Naomi Holder

Naomi Holder, 83, of Kennett, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at her residence.

Born Oct. 15, 1919, in Hornersville, Mo., daughter of the late Jesse and Mary Ann Masterson Rhew, she was a member of the Emerson Street Church of God.

On May 8, 1943, she married Floyd E. Holder, who preceded her in death on June 22, 1989. She was also preceded in death by six brothers, Geroge, Ed, Doug, L.D., J.T. and J.W. Rhew and one sister, Bessie Crawford.

Survivors include one son, Bob Holder and wife, Judy, of Kennett; three daughters, Donna Richardson and husband, Elmer and Brenda Tomlinson and husband, Don, all of Kennett and Sandra Morris and husband, Olin, of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Jerry Rhew, of Bridgeman, Mich., Ted Rhew, of Florissant, Mo. and Larry Rhew, of Illinois; three sisters, Jane Jackson, of Dexter, Mo., Evelyn Deering, of St. Charles, Mo. and Ruby Miller, of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Ben Jordan officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Jerald Pickens, Phil Gurley, Charles Isabell, Tom Noah, Lee Reed and David Tippen.

Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice, 100 East Harrison St., Kennett, Mo. 63857 or Emerson Street Church of God, 601 Emerson St., Kennett, Mo. 63857. Imogene Jackson

Imogene Jackson, 80, of Pocahontas, Ark., formerly of Paragould, Ark., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at her residence.

Born April 20, 1923, in Cardwell, Mo., daughter of the late John and Oma Herren, she was a medical records clerk and a member of the East Main Church of Christ.

She married Lester Jackson, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Don Herren.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Wayne Jackson, of Orange, Calif. and Barry Don Jackson, of Paragould; two daughters, Leslie Throesch, of Pocahontas and Rhonda Swink, of Imboden, Ark.; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Zane Gray officiating.

Burial will follow at the Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould.

Charlie McCaig, Jr.

Charlie Mack McCaig, Jr., 35, of Bradford, Tenn., formerly of Caruthersville, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton, Tenn.

Born April 1, 1968, in Hayti, Mo., son of Brenda Lawrence and Charlie McCaig, Sr., he was a truck driver.

Survivors include one daughter, Alora Grace McCaig, of Caruthersville; one son, Austin Redden McCaig, of Caruthersville; his mother, Brenda Lawrence and husband, David, of Caruthersville; his father, Charlie McCaig, Sr., of Wardell, Mo.; one sister, Rhonda Mathis and husband, Steve, of Caruthersville; one half-sister, Donna Ann Dodson, of Missouri and a grandmother, Maudie McCaig, of Caruthersville.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Biggs, Frank and Dorothy Biggs and Hugh McCaig and one brother, Jamie Lee Goss.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Jesus Name Tabernacle in Caruthersville with the Rev. Johnny Stepp officiating.

Bruial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were James White, Michael A. Emery, Teddy Johnson, Shannon Wallace and Billy and Keith Cecil.

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

Ruby Mitchem, 67, of St. Genevieve, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at the St. Genevieve Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home of Hayti, Mo.

Veteran

Lee Pruitt

Lee Allan Pruitt, 45, of Tulsa, Okla., died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 in Tulsa.

Born Sept. 27, 1957, in Hornersville, Mo., son of James Allan Pruitt of Steele, Mo. and the late Ethel Mae Jackson Pruitt, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a carpenter.

On July 1, 2001, he married Corine Ancira Pruitt, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Desmond Pruitt, of Grand Prairie, Texas and Lee Pruitt, of Arlington, Texas; two daughters, Sky Marie Pruitt and Summer Marnae Brigmon, both of Arlington; one step-daughter, Eva Urrey, of Tulsa; two step-sons, Matthew Green and Stephen Urrey, both of Tulsa; one brother, Ray Pruitt, of Steele; three sisters, Shirley Welch, of Caruthersville, Mo., Sandra Pruitt, of Las Vegas, Nev.. and Christy Reed of Atoka, Tenn.; and one grandchild, Adin Earl Brigmon of Arlington.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Bradshaw-Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Steele with the Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.

Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.