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Area Deaths

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Chester Bridges

Chester Bridges, 85, of Malden, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003 at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.

Patricia Duckworth

Patricia Duckworth, 44, of Paterson, N.J., died in Paterson.

Visitation will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at the Victory Temple Church of God in Kennett.

Burial will be in the Oak Ridge cemetery in Kennett.

Joyce Griffin

Joyce Adele Ezell Griffin, 65, of Potosi, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at the Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi.

Born Dec. 11, 1937, in St. Francis, Ark., daughter of the late John Delbert and Nellie June Kutchin Ezell, she was a retired beautician and member of the Potosi Church of God. She lived at Dudley, Mo. until moving to Potosi in 1973.

On June 9, 1956, in Bloomfield, Mo., she married Lowan Griffin who survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Roland Griffin of Charleston, Mo., William Griffin of Potosi, and Mark Griffin of Caledonia, Mo.; one daughter, Tijuanna "Tootsie" Sifford of Dexter, Mo., four brothers. William Ezell of Perry, Kan., Bob Ezell of Las Vegas, Nev., Teddy Ezell of Jacksonville, Ark., and Ray Ezell of Dexter; four sisters, Bonita Lewis of Maricopa, Calif., Doris Bosse of Bakersfield, Calif., Linda Beck of Holts Summit, Mo. and Shirley Smith of Sullivan, Mo.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jewel, Jerry Lynn and J.D. Ezell and one sister, Betty Smothers.

Visitation will be today, Sunday, Aug. 10, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel with Bro. Roger Taber officiating.

Burial will be in the Armstead-Dowdy Cemetery near Dexter.

Zachary Smith

Zachary Allen Smith, infant, of Caruthersville, Mo., died August 6, 2003 at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Survivors include his parents, April Villegas and Anthony Smith, both of Caruthersville; grandparents, Tom and Becky Smith, and Maggie and Arturo Villegas III, all of Caruthersville; one aunt, April Smith of Caruthersville; and one uncle, Juan A. Villegas of Caruthersville.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 8, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti, Mo., with Rev. Dave Lewelling officiating.

Burial will be in the Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville.