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area deaths

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Veteran

Chester Bridges

Chester Freddie Bridges, 84, of Malden, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003 at his residence.

Born September 25, 1918, in Buckhorn, Mo., son of the late Noah Benjamin and Pearlie Mae Westbrook Bridges, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII-South Pacific Campaign and was a member of the Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden. He was a farmer for several years then worked at Federal Mogul in Malden.

On Aug. 16, 1941, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., he married Lela Mae Mabry, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include two sons, Wendell Bridges and wife, Norma, of Rogers, Ark. and Roger Bridges and wife, Linda Kay, of St. Charles, Mo.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Jean Bridges; four brothers, Wilie, Spencer, Lester "Doc" and Vernon Bridges and three sisters, Alpha Daves, Opal Redman and Elsie Woolard.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Revs. Richard Blagg and Darren Baker officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.

Patricia Duckworth

Patricia Ann "Notchie" Duckworth, 44, of Paterson, N.J., died Tuesday, Aug.5, 2003 at Mountainside Hospital in Paterson, N.J.

Born February 23, 1959 in Kennett, daughter of Marie Love and the late Elfield Hicks, she was a member of the Bethesda House of Mercy in Paterson. She was employed as a computer processor at First Wisconsin Bank in Milwaukee until her health failed in 1986. She attended Bethesda House of Mercy in Patterson. She married Jerry Lee Duckworth, Sr., who survives of the home.

Other survivors include six stepchildren, Jermila, Brittany, Trekeyla, Chris, Demetrius, and Jerry, Jr.; her mother, Marie Love, of Kennett; four sisters, Mary Love, Earlene Green, Minnie Love, all of Milwaukee, Wis., and Janice Cooper of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Isaiah Love and wife, Jackie, of Gosnell, Ark. and David Love and wife, Viola, of West Memphis, Ark. and her mother-in-law Willie Mae Duckworth, of Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Victory Temple COGIC in Kennett with Bishop B. A. Armour officiating.

Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers will be Justin Cooper, Anthony White, Isiaa Love, Jr., David Love II, Anthony Lemons, Adrian Lemonds, and Melvin Walker.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Isiaa and David Love and Willie and Robert Duckworth.

Virginia Harkey

Virginia Lee Harkey, 81, of Senath died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born March 8, 1922 in Senath, daughter of the late Jourd and Minnie Howard Hardin, she was a member of the Senath Church of Christ and she taught school at Caruth. She was the first resident of the Senath Nursing Home when it opened in October of 1968.

Survivors include one son, John David Harkey and wife, Cheryl, of Palmer, Ark.; and two sisters, Minnie Mae Matthews, of Imboden, Ark. and Hazel Lamberson of Kennett.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Price Hardin and two sisters, Georgia Merryman and Nell Hardin.

Funeral services were held today, Tuesday, Aug. 12 at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath with C.O. Evans and Greg Pollock officiating.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Joe, Donnie and David Hardin, Dan and Davis Matthews and Gary Renfrow.

Naomi Holder

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

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug., 13, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Jordan officiating.

Burial will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

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

Mary Wilson

Mary J. Wilson, 76, of Bernie, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Dec. 29, 1926, in Mt. Judea, Ark., daughter of the late Osmer Lee and Sarah Emmaline Sexton Riddell, she was a housewife and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie.

On Feb. 28, 1943, in Mt. Judea, she married Arvil Lee Wilson, who preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1986. She was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Earl Wilson and two brothers, A.J. and Russell Riddell.

Survivors include three sons, David Wayne Wilson, of Pinson, Ala., Carl Joe Wilson, of Bloomfield, Mo. and Dennis Paul Wilson, of Dexter, Mo.; six daughters, Betty Louise Kilgore, of Jasper, Ark., Geneva Lee Sweet, of Vellville, Ark., Julie Irene Traughber, of Bernie, Iva Jean Bay, of Dexter, Kathie Parker, of Malden, Mo. and Janie Earline Warren, of Tonopah, Ariz.; three brothers, Hershell and James Riddell, both of Malden and John Herman Riddell, of Holcomb, Mo.; two sisters, Julie Hampton and Mary Potts Darnell, both of Malden; 22 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nathan Lamirand officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bernie Cemetery.

Janelie Zolman

Janelie Wells Zolman, 55, of Cardwell, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 at her residence.

Born Nov. 2, 1947, in Cardwell, she was the daughter of the late John Henry Wells and Olean Caro Holcomb.

Survivors include one son, Ritchard Zolman and wife, Kathy, of Arbyrd, Mo.; one daughter, Sherry Zolman McClelland and husband, Dale, of Cardwell; two brothers, Terry Wells of Bakersfield, Calif. and Brent Wells of Shafter, Calif.; two sisters, Michelle Hall, of Cardwell and Shelia Johnson, of Bakersfield; her step-mother, Olene Wells, of Shafter and three grandchildren, Chase McClelland and Megan and Jordan Zolman.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ritchard and Esther Hart Cato and Sam and Magie Wells and one brother, Phillip Wells.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Forrest Grove Baptist Church in Cardwell with the Rev. Kenneth Hargrave and Dwight Harrison officiating.

Pallbearers were Johnny Zolman, Kelly and David Cato, Harvey Beasley and Ronald Zolman.

Heath Funeral Home of Paragould, Ark. was in charge of arrangements.