Helen Agnes Richardson, 88, of Clarkton died Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Giraradeau. She was a member of Lynn Oak General Baptist Church and a member of Women's Missionary Society.
Born in Cooter on April 4, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Minnie (Clark) Haile. On February 12, 1944, in Piggott, she was united in marriage to Sam Richardson, Jr., who preceded her in death on May 29, 1997.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Alma June Boone, four brothers, Woodrow Haile, Paul Haile, Harold Haile and Billy Haile and two sisters, Oniska Douglas and Tessie Davis.
Surviving are five sons, Sammy Richardson and wife, Shirley, of Clarkton, Jimmy Richardson and wife, Kathy, of Clarkton, Danny Richardson and wife, Dot, of Clarkton, Jerry Richardson and wife, Peggy, of Clarkton and Terry Richardson and wife, Teresa, of Clarkton; one daughter, Betty Ladymon and husband, Milton, of Clarkton; five sisters, Alma Barger of Poplar Bluff, Mildred Black of Meridian Miss., Wanda Wilcoxson of Jonesboro, Ark., Frankie Day of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Lavetta Robbins of Ecru, Miss.; twenty grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Friday, August 26, at Lynn Oak General Baptist Church in Clarkton. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, August 27, at Lynn Oak General Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Orr officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Clarkton. Sons were pallbearers and grandsons were honorary pallbearers. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.