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Richard J. Adams
Class of 1949

 

Published: December 4, 2008

KILLEEN — Services for retired CSM Richard J. Adams, 77, of Killeen will be 7:30 a.m. Friday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen with chaplain Captain Claude Hoffman officiating.

Burial will follow in Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen with full military honors.

CSM Adams died Tuesday, Dec. 2, in a Temple hospital.

He was born Oct. 17, 1931, to Elvis and Kathryn Adams in Gideon, Mo. He was raised in Gideon and joined the U.S. Army in 1952, where he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal; the Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters; the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star; the Good Conduct Medal 9th award; the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars; the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; and the Army Occupation Medal (Germany). He retired in 1978 at Fort Hood. He then went to work for Beneficial Finance Company as a loan officer and assistant manager, retiring after 14 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 223.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Adams of Killeen; two sons, Richard J. Adams Jr., of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Rodney J. Adams of Killeen; a daughter, Melody Ann Wilson of Harker Heights; a sister, Carol Murphy of Clarkton, Mo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 


 

Hattie Shafer Anderson

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hattie Jean Anderson, 65, of Clarkton, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon, Mo.

Born March 7, 1943, in Gideon, daughter of the late Robert Fulton and Emma Meeks Shafer, she was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Kennett.

On Oct. 18, 1960, she married Jerry Wayne Anderson, who survives.

Survivors also include two daughters, Lacinda Anderson, of Kennett, and Malinda McCaslin and husband, Lorne, of Buford, Ga.; four granddaughters and three great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Winchester and Lorene Brown and one brother, Robert Shafer.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Sheerin officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Clarkton

 


 

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 Pat Baker

The Class of '59 grieves with our classmate Doyne for the loss of his beloved wife of 47 years, Pat Baker.  Our prayers will continue to be with you in the days and weeks that follow.

 

Update 12-21-06

Pat Baker died at her home Dec. 20, 2006.  Pat and Doyne were married 47 years.  Doyne has asked that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to favorite charity in Pat's name.

 

                                                       

  Special Prayer Request for Pat Baker and Family

 

12/12/06

 A special prayer request for Pat and the Baker family.  Pat has cancer of the brain and lung.  She's receiving care from Hospice.  Pat is the wife of Doyne Baker, class of '59.  Doyne is a big supporter and organizer of the Gideon Seniors of '59'- 50th reunion.   Updates will be posted when received.

Doyne's personal page

   


Otto Bean, Jr.

(Photo)Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Otto Bean, Jr., 68, of Peach Orchard, Mo., died Sunday, July 16, 2006 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born January 1, 1938 in Gideon, Mo., the son of the late Otto Bean, Sr., and Alice Marie Lee Bean, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kennett, a farmer, and a state representative.

On Feb. 14, 1960 he married Janet Stillman Bean at Columbia, Mo.

Other survivors include two sons, Jason Bean and Barry Bean of Peach Orchard and a sister, Alma Coffey of Sikeston, Mo.

 

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 22 at First Presbyterian Church in Kennett with Rev. Joe Porter officiating.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.

Family requested that memorials be made to the Memorial Wings Cancer Foundation located at 100 North Humphreys Blvd. in Memphis, Tenn., 38120 or University of Missouri

Delta Research Center at P.O. Box 160 in Portageville, Mo. 63873.

 


Clifford Blanchard

 

Clifford Blanchard passed away Thursday, March 12.  He was 62 years old and was a Vietnam Veteran.   Funeral services will be at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden at 2:00 Monday, March 16.  Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to service time.  Burial will be in Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton.

 

Clifford was the son of the late Hubert and Daisy (Jordan) Blanchard.  Surviving are 3  brothers, J. L. , Ronnie and Gary; two sisters: Rachel and Margie.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Blanchard and Calvin Blanchard.  Email from Pris

 


 

Erma Woolverton Blue

Class of 1969

 

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Erma Lee Woolverton Blue, 57, of Owensboro, Ky., died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at Nashville, Tenn.

Born Aug. 10, 1951, at Gideon, Mo., daughter of Sarah Randolph Woolverton of Malden, Mo., and the late William "Sam" Woolverton, she was a 1969 graduate of Gideon High School. After college, she worked for several years in insurance sales. In August 2007, she retired from Hagar Preschool in Owensboro as a family advocate. She was an avid card player and a member of the Owensboro Christian Church.

In 1997,she married John Blue, who survives. Survivors include four sons, Lance Woolverton, Neal Blue, and Kent Blue, and wife Emily, all of Owensboro, and Lee Blue, and wife Melissa, of Sacramento, Ky.; two brothers, the Rev. Gary Woolverton, and wife Vickie, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Geral Woolverton, and wife Susan, of Malden; one sister, Twyla Merrell, and husband Lloyd, of Madisonville, Ky.; and four grandchildren, Samuel Blue and Izzy Blue, both of Owensboro, and Payton Blue and Keegan Blue, both of Sacramento.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, with the Rev. Aulden LeBlanc officiating.

Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Bradshaw Funeral Home, of Malden, is in charge of the arrangements.

 


Truman Bradley

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Truman Bradley, 61, of Gideon, Mo., died Friday, April 17, 2009, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center

in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Gideon.

Truman was the brother of our former classmate Carroll Bradley.

 


Jerry Brittain

 

As hard as he fought, Jerry Brittain (Gideon class of '62) passed away, Wed. March 5th , at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro.  His visitation and funeral was at Murphy's Funeral Home in Lepanto, Arkansas and graveside services were at Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Missouri.  It was Jerry's wish to be buried in Stanfield Cemetery. 

 


 Anthony Brooks

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Anthony "Tony" Jerome Brooks, 50, of Wagoner, Okla., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at his residence.

Born Nov. 5, 1957, in Clarkton, Mo., son of Helen Lipsmeyer Brooks and the late Marley Brooks, he was a 1976 graduate of Malden High School, and was in the finance and banking business.

Survivors include his wife, Danna Brooks, of Wagoner; one daughter, Stephanie Brooks, of Norman, Okla.; his mother and step-father, Helen and Ernie Floyd, of Piedmont, Okla.; one sister, Marla Brooks, of Sacramento, Calif., and one brother, Norman Bradshaw , of Malden, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a step-son, Eric Thompson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Mallett Funeral Home Chapel in Wagoner with the Rev. Daryl Brown officiating.

Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Scott Oliver, Aubrey Owens, Casey Rowe, Mike Matthews, Charlie Bynum and Gary Chapman.

 


Buster Bugg

Clyda Bugg writes...

 

My brother Buster passed away yesterday.(7-8-07) He had been in bad health but we thought he was doing better. We will be burying him at Stanfield. I will let everyone know the dates as soon as we know. Keep us in your prayers.  Clyda

Update
I just wanted to let you know the final plans for my brother. He is being cremated and we are having a memorial graveside service at Stanfield on the 4th of August at 11am. His children could not be here prior to that date so that is the time and place. Thanks for the prayers and thoughts. He will be buried with Roberta and his daughter. Clyda

 

Note: Clyda and sister Roberta (class of '57 now deceased) and several siblings attended Gideon Schools in the 50's.  Their father was a minister and mother worked in the Drug Store at Gideon Anderson.

 


David Butler

 

David Butler of Portageville, Mo passed away last week (last week in January 2008) from cancer.  He was 68 years old and leaves his wife, Mary Jo, daughter Cheryl and son David Lynn.  He also had 2 grandsons.  He graduated from Gideon in 1960 and then the Butler family moved to Portageville.

 

He was in the army for a few years and returned to Portageville for the remainder of his life. He worked at Noranda until he retired. 

 

One brother preceded him in death, Harold Butler.  Harold was in the class of 59 at Gideon.

He has a brother Bobby and a sister, Judy (Butler) Glasscock.  Judy graduated in 61 and  and Bobby graduated in 62 -- both from Portageville.  

 


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Joyce Cagle -Class of 1952

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Joyce Sybil Cagle, 72, of Malden, Mo., died Monday, July 30, 2007, at Malden.

Born Sept. 14, 1934, in Gideon, Mo., daughter of the late James Lawrence and Mabel Nora Skinner Manning, she was the owner of H&R Block in Malden, a former employee of H. W. Gossard, a homemaker, and she attended the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden.

On June 7, 1952, in Piggott, Ark., she married Luther H. Cagle, who survives.

Survivors also include one daughter, Kim Allen and husband, Rick, of Malden; one son, Rodney Cagle and wife, Kathy, of Powe, Mo.; one sister, Diane Adams, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two brothers, Larry Manning, of Montana and Maurice Manning, of Gideon, and four grandchildren, Micah and Tyson Allen, both of Malden and Rayne and Grant Cagle, both of Powe.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Jerry and Kenneth Manning.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., today, Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jack Cole and Aulden LeBlanc officiating.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.

Memorials may be made to the United Cancer Assistance Network, c/o Danny Bell Cancer Treatment Center, 2620 N. Westwood Blvd., Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901.

Larry Van Campbell

 Class of '63

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Larry Van Campbell was born Dec. 18, 1944, in Gideon, Mo., to Rev. William P. and Rucial Orbra Smith Campbell, the second of three brothers (Billy Harold, Larry, Troy). He was an alumni of Gideon High School and Three Rivers Community College.

Larry married Bonnie Sue Campbell of Clarkton, Mo., on Aug. 23, 1963. Of this marriage three children were born, Kit Allan, Joshua David and Susan Vanessa.

Larry was active in Bethel Assembly of God in Gideon as a young man. He was employed by the Missouri Department of Welfare for many years and served in many public service committees and organizations including serving a term as President of Cerebral Palsy of Missouri.

On May 21, 1976, Larry was married to Debra Faye Dinkins, of Clarkton. This marriage added another child to the family, Goldie. Larry spent his career helping others through what he felt was his avenue of ministry -- helping the elderly and disabled through homecare. He served many years as CEO of Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast, Mo.

In 1993, Larry led a small group of visionaries in founding a new home care company called American Home Care Management, Inc. This company remains in business today and has grown to 15 branches located throughout the state making it the fifth largest in home service provider in the state of Missouri.

In 2005 Larry and Debra retired and moved to Houston, Texas.

Larry passed away on March 23, 2007, in Houston at the age of 62 years, three months and five days.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Campbell, of Houston; sons and daughters-in-law, Kit and Keri Campbell, of Kennett and Josh and Dawn Campbell, of Gideon; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan (Van) and James Fuller, of Houston and Goldie and Charlie Payne, of Jonesboro, Ark.; one brother, Troy, of Kennett; three granddaughters, Jennifer, Dallas and Lara Campbell; Five grandsons, Justin Campbell, Chaz Payne, Seth, Zechariah and Easton Campbell and a host of other relatives and many, many friends.

One brother, Billy Harold Campbell, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., today, Tuesday, March 27, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Carroll McGruder officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or to the military members and their families.

 


Jack Campbell 

Class of '48

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Gary Cooper

Class of 1964

Pris,

It is with extreme sadness that I write this to you.
 
My Brother, Gary Cooper passed away last evening shortly before 6:00pm, (Fri., 2/27) from complications of surgery.  He graduated in 1964.  He had many friends from Gideon and talked of them often.  Oh what a fun loving guy and a joy to be around.  He returned for the Labor Day Festivities and missed very few.   
 
He was admitted to the hospital with stomach pains.  A blood clot in his leg was diagnosed.  The blood clot was secondary to an underlying stomach condition.  A previous hernia in his stomach had refused to heal.  Many tests were unsuccessful in determining the problem in his stomach prior to surgery.  Once the surgery began, it became imminent they were unable to save him.  It was sudden and unexpected.  He did not have Cancer.
 
He lived in Smith's Grove, Kentucky (just outside Bowling Green).  He retired from the Corvette Plant in Bowling Green, KY.
 
Gary is one of the 12 Coopers who graduated at Gideon.  Many will know (or graduated with) at least one of the family.  Surviving brothers and sisters: Flora Belle, Ercil, Tony, Kenny, Larry, Earline, Dewey, Aubrey, and Imogene.  Deceased sisters, Winona and Kathleen.  
 
On the same day Gary was admitted, our brother Tony was also admitted to a hospital in Jefferson County with a heart attack and underwent surgery.  He is home and doing well.  Tony never misses any of the Labor Day Festivities.  He is well known and liked among numerous people of several classes.  He graduated in 1960. 
 
Please keep the family in your Prayers at this most difficult time. 
 
 Funeral Arrangements for Gary Cooper:
 
Hardy & Son Funeral Home
259 Broadway St.
Smiths Grove, KY 42171
 
Viewing:  Monday, March 2, 2009
Times:    11:00am - 8:00pm
Funeral:  Tuesday, 1:00pm
 
Rev. Donnie Dell of Gideon, Officiating

 


Lee Cotton

Class of  '57

 

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Lee Ray Cotton, 68, of Cahokia, Ill., died Monday, December 25, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Ill.

Born May 29, 1938, at Gideon, Mo., he was a son of the late Albert Lee and Ruth Shafer Cotton.

On August 22, 1959, at St. Louis, he married Mary Ann Cox who survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Edward Cotton, Michael Cotton, Dale Cotton and wife, Billie, all of Cahokia, one daughter, Michele Watts and husband, William, of St. Louis; two brothers, William Cotton and wife, Sue, of Columbia, Ill., and Ronnie Cotton and wife Judy, of Gideon, Mo., one sister-in-law, Gloria Cotton of Maryland Heights, Mo., and three grandchildren, Nicholas Cotton of Cahokia, Ill., Ava Watts and Lillian Watts, both of St. Louis.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Delbert Cotton and Wayne Cotton.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, December 27, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 28, at the Bradshaw Chapel with the Rev. Paul Martin officiating.

Burial will be in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.   Daily Dunklin Democrat

 


 

Lonnie Cunningham

 

Friday, July 13, 2007
Lonnie Glenn Cunningham, 61, of Gideon, Mo., died Thursday, July 12, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Bradshaw Funeral Home at Gideon until time of services.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bradshaw Chapel.
Burial, with military rites, will be in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.
 Note:  Lonnie was the brother of Dexter Cunningham, class of '59, deceased and Donnie Cunningham class of '68 who was killed in action in Vietnam, November, 1970-just three weeks after arriving in the country. Lonnie had other siblings not mentioned here.


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Agnes Dell

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Agnes Marie Dell, 84, of Gideon, Mo., died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon, Mo.

Born June 16, 1923, in Naylor, Mo., daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Blance Johnston Roberson, she was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Gideon.

On Dec. 1, 1940, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., she married Earl Cecil Dell, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Hawks; one infant son; two sisters, Lizzie Jones and Leona Tubbs and three brothers, Jack, Ben and Doc Roberson.

Survivors include two daughters, Diana Bentley and husband, Robert, of Paris, Tenn., and Marinda Thornbrough and husband, Brad, of Gideon; four sons, Donnie Dell and wife, Carolyn, of Gideon, Ronnie Dell and wife, Sheila, and Jon Dell, all of Malden, Mo., and Tony Dell and wife, Mary, of Morley, Mo.; one sister, Wilma Miller, of Festus, Mo.; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Tuesday, April 1, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Gideon with the Rev. James Hamlett officiating.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden

 


Kenneth "Kenny" Dye

Class of 1956

 

Kenneth Dye
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Kenneth Dean Dye, 70, of Malden, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.
Born June 26, 1937, in Qulin, Mo., son of the late Jack and Eva Jones Dye, he was a barber and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Malden.

On Oct. 13, 1984, in Malden, he married Lillian Baker May, who survives.

Survivors also include one son, Kelly Dean Dye and wife, Phyllis, of Malden; two step-sons, Raymond A. May, of Farmington, Mo., and Kevin May, of Malden; one step-daughter, Sheri Ray, of Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Wanda Lawrence, of Gideon, Mo.; two brothers, Vernon Dye, of Dexter and Jackie Dye, of Gideon and four grandchildren, Beth Fitzgerald, of Columbia, Mo., Brian May, of St. Louis, Mo., and Andrew and Benjamin Ray, both of Springfield.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Van and Jimmy Dye.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, at the First Assembly of God Church in Malden with the Rev. James Bolin officiating.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.
 

(Kenny & Lillian were having a good time at the Gideon Reunion this past Sat. Picture from Reunion taken Saturday."Most of us remember Kenny on the basketball court and Lillian as Homecoming Queen in 1956.)

 


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Roy Elam, Jr.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

 

Roy Francis Elam, Jr., 81, of Gideon, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at his residence.

Born July 23, 2007, at Gideon, son of the late Roy F. Elam, Jr., and Gertrude Vevla McCormick Elam, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII. He was a member of the VFW in Gideon, Masonic Lodge in Kennett and Clarkton and a member of the First Baptist Church in Gideon.

On May 13, 1947, in Paragould, Ark., he married Dorothy James, who survives.

Survivors also include one son, Roy Christopher Elam and wife, Judy, of Loretta, Tenn.; one daughter, Victoria Lynn Brodrick and husband, Roger, of Welsh, La., and three grandchildren, Brent Elam, of Loretta, Kendra Mesche, of Lake Charles, La., and Khara Brodrick, of Los Angeles, Calif.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Hudson.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., today, Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo. with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

 


 

Samuel Wayne Ellsworth

 

Samuel Wayne Ellsworth, son of Darlene Montgomery of Dexter and the late Harold Samuel Ellsworth, was born on June 9, 1958, and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the age of 48.Samuel was baptized into the Church of Christ at age 11 and was a resident  of Malden.

 Survivors include his mother and step-father, Darlene and Hollas Montgomery of Dexter; and one brother, Terry Ellsworth of Gideon; and two nieces,  Michelle Ellsworth and Sara Jackson, both of Gideon.

Visitation was held from 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral  Chapel  with Stan Dauck and Barry Montgomery officiating.

 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,

Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.

NOTE

Sammy Wayne Ellsworth is the oldest son of Sam Ellsworth (deceased) and Darlene (Reed) Ellsworth Montgomery. He died Saturday, and they had memorial service on Monday, July 24. He had been in bad health for the past 15 years since having a brain tumor which left him with seizures and a lot of other  health problems. In recent months he had been in and out of hospitals several times with a lot of serious health problems that he just couldn't overcome.

Darlene's address is:

Darlene Montgomery

11434 S. Lakeview Drive

Dexter, MO 63841

 


Steven Evans

 Class of  '86

Friday, February 23, 2007
 

(Photo)Steven Howard Evans, 38, of Jackson died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond,ollowing complications from a heart transplant.  f

 

He was born May 15, 1968, in Kirksville, Mo., son of James H. and Cathryn Phillips Evans. He graduated with the Class of 1986 at Gideon High School in Gideon, Mo. He was active in Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of Order of the Arrow.

 

He served in the U.S. Army in Germany with the 95th Military Police Company. He was assigned as personal bodyguard to General Louie, Supreme Commander of NATO Forces in Western Europe.

 

While on leave, he provided superior aid, rescue and recovery at the Ramstein Air Show disaster in 1988 and received Army Commendations for his efforts. After leaving the military Steve became a police officer with the city of Perryville, Mo. He became owner/operator of Port-A-Wash and Southeast Manufacturing. He was a deputy sheriff with the Perry County Sheriff's Department, and did contract bidding for Loyd Slinkard Painting Co. Inc. until disability forced him to retire. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Gideon.

 

He is survived by his parents, James and Cathryn Evans of Jackson; a son, Brock Evans and his mother, Cheri Harris of Jackson, a daughter and son, Whitley and Gavin Evans and their mother Marylyn Evans of Jackson; a sister and brother-in-law, Stacy and Bryan McCain and their daughter, Kayla, who called him "Uncle Teve," of Jackson; his fiancee, Crystal Cambron of Jackson; paternal grandmother, Leotta Evans of Hannibal, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Irene Phillips of Mendon, Ill.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Virgil Robert Evans, Etta Maxine Evans and Bonnie Evans; maternal grandfather Lewis E. Phillips; a nephew, Blake William McCain; and cousin, Lori Evans Schneider.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Earl Donnie Dell officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by Missouri Honor Guard.

 

Inurnment will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Memorial donations may be made to The Steve Evans Children's Trust Fund, American Heart Association, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Missouri Veterans Home, Hotel Hospitality House of Richmond, Va., or become an organ or blood donor.

 

Steve was the son of former GHS superintendent, Jim Evans.  Mr. Evans was superintendent for 19 years from 1977 to 1996, and Mrs. Evans was an elementary teacher.  Steve went to Gideon schools from 4th grade through his high school graduation in 1986.  He died after a long battle following an unsuccessful heart transplant a few months ago.  Steve attended the 2006 Homecoming activities and had a great time.

 


Emmons

Class of 1954

 

Paul Emmons, 73, of Holcomb, Mo., died Friday, April 17, 2009 at Holcomb. His service was  April 20, 2009.   Email from Pris.

 


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Mary Fisher

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Mary Mattie Fisher, 91, of Gideon, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Gideon Care Center.

Born Dec. 14, 1915, in Holcomb, Mo., daughter of the late Richard Lee and Jane L. Sweeten Miller, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Gideon.

On Oct. 8, 1937, in Kennett, she married Richard Arthur Fisher, who preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1999. She was also preceded in death by one son, Jerry Fisher; three sisters, Maudie Huddleston, Midge Stoebe and Ethel Boyd and two brothers, Henry and Robert Miller.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Judy Fisher, of Gideon; five grandchildren, Scott Fisher, of Searcy, Ark., Brett Fisher, of Harviell, Mo., Shane Fisher, of Republic, Mo., Gina McGinley, of Gideon and Tarina Bair, of Springfield, Mo.; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Andy Evans and Kenneth Miller officiating.

Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

 

Note:  Son, the late Jerry Fisher was in the class of  '57.

 


 

Gary Forrest

 

Gary Don Forrest of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Gideon and Kennett, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 26, at Heartland Hospice Services in Atlanta.


Born September 10, 1953 in Kennett, Missouri, son of Beaulah Frances McLeod Forrest and the late William Homer Forrest, he was a hardware salesman.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Kennett and a 1971 graduate of Kennett High School.


He was preceded in death by his father and one infant brother.


In addition to his mother, Frances Forrest of Kennett, he is survived by the mother of his children, Laura Booker Forrest, of Atlanta, Georgia; two daughters, Carly Hahn of Southhaven, Mississippi, and Amber Forrest of Atlanta, Georgia; two sons, Robin Forrest and Brian Forrest of Atlanta, Georgia; 3 sisters, Barbara Pulley of Conway, Arkansas, Charlotte Jordan of Gideon,  Missouri, and Diana Wenger of Middleton, Wisconsin; 6 brothers, William Forrest, Jr. of Bragg City, Missouri, Eddie Forrest of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Glenn Forrest of Walls, Mississippi, Tim Forrest of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Barry


Forrest of Flower Mound, Texas and Jon Forrest of Springfield, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Jesse Hunt, Sierra Hunt, Cody Whitlock and Kaylee Forrest.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett, Missouri.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Reverend Gene Lancaster officiating.
Burial will follow at Kennett Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Kennett First Baptist Church Building Fund

 


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John W Gifford

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

John William Gifford, 94, of Bryant, Ark., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Ark.

Born Nov. 23, 1913, in Boyero, Colo., son of the late Chester Dodge and Wilsie Knierien Gifford, he was retired from Gideon-Anderson Company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton and was a member of the Kiwanis Club.

On May 14, 1938, in Centerville, Mo., he married Bernice Hunter, who survives.

Survivors also include one daughter, Norma Bridges, of Benton; two sons, John H. Gifford and wife, Sandra, of San Francisco, Calif., and William A. Gifford and wife, Cinthya, of Burbank, Calif.; four sisters, Ida Cook, of Plato, Mo., Ada Payne, of Laquey, Mo., Esther O'Dell, of Springfield, Mo., and Alice Bradish, of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; four grandchildren, Susan Bridges, of Stamford, Conn., Elizabeth Taulbee, of Bryant, William Gifford, of Burbank and Eric Gifford, of Sacramento, Calif., and three great-grandchildren, Sevilla and Enola Gifford, both of Sacramento and Sara Taulbee, of Bryant.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Edna Gifford, Margaret Larkin, Rosemary Graham and Dorothy Berry and three brothers, Merlin, Paul and Elmer Gifford.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., today, Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Gideon, Mo. with the Rev. Robert Gifford officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Gideon was in charge of arrangements.

 


Roy Gilkey


Roy Gilkey, 66, of Gideon, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at his residence.
Visitation will be gin at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Gideon with the Rev. Bruce Vinson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

 

Roy was the husband of Nola Rhine, Class of 1959

 


Linnie Dale Gray

Class of 1961

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Linnie Dale Gray, 65, of Punkin Center, Mo., died Thursday, August 2, 2007, at his residence.

Born April 15, 1942, at Gideon, Mo. he was the son of the late Ernest L. and Nellie B. Harkey Gray, he was a member of Tatum Chapel Church at Holcomb, Mo.

On February 9, 1963, at Kalamazoo, Mich., he married Evelyn Kerr, who survives.

Other survivors are three daughters, Mona Blackburn and husband, Scott, of Clarkton, Mo., Melina Buxton and husband, Greg, of Fredericktown, Mo. and Marla Kenshaw and husband, Fred, of Bay Springs, Miss.; three sisters, Ernestine Trout of Clarkton, Patricia Smith of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Jane McCann of Malden, Mo.; one brother, Gary Gray of Malden and eight grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were one son, Anthony Dale Gray, one daughter, Lisa Marcell Gray, one brother, Willard Gray and, an infant brother and sister.

Funeral services are 3 p.m. today, Sunday, August 5, at the Bradshaw Funeral Chapel in Malden with the Revs. Scott Crane and Jerry Williams officiating.

Burial will be in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.

 


 

Bill "Billy" Grimes

Class of 1958

 

" It is with sadness that I send this out

about Bill Grimes. He passed away Sunday night at the nursing

home he had been living in for the past

several years.

 

He wa s stricken with Alzheimer's at an un-timely place in his life. Bill and his

family were my neighbors in Gideon as we grew up

and we all  remained friends. He was also in my class--'58.

We really missed him at our 50 year reunion last fall.

He would have loved it and he was such a fun loving guy that I'm sure he would have been the biggest duck in the puddle helping with all the preparations.

Bill's wife Peggy is from Risco I believe, and has been a God send for Bill.  She struggled a lot of years taking care of him until it was in his best interest to move him to a nursing home.  As you may see from this picture he loved coming to the home comings at Gideon and Peggy made sure he got there as long as she could.

Email from Pris February 24, 2009

 


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Virginia Hargraves

 

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Margaret Virginia Hargraves, 86, of Clarkton died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Lynn Oak General Baptist Church in Clarkton, a member of Carnation Chapter 121 Order of the Eastern Star in Malden and was a retired baker for a grocery store.

Born Jan. 29, 1922, in Gideon, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Gertha (Provance) Hardy. On July 22, 1939 in Gideon, she was united in marriage to Leonard "Doc" Hargraves, who preceded her in death on June 1, 2001

She also was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Vicki Hargraves; one brother, Newell Hardy; and one sister, Patsy Walton.

Surviving are three sons, Darroll (Savannah) Hargraves of Wasilla, Alaska, Buddy (Velva) Hargraves of Clarkton, and Jerry (Pat) Hargraves of Campbell; one daughter, Janiece Segraves of Holcomb; one sister, Willodene Reese of Kermit, Texas; one brother, Harold Hardy of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren, Melissa Bowers, Kathy Cress, Damon, Daren, Keith, Ricky, Scott and Tracy Hargraves, and Gary and Corey Segraves; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 29, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Gelsinger officiating. Burial will follow in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden is in charge of arrangements.

 


Lois Harris

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lois Colleen Harris, 79, of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Born Aug. 28, 1928, in Malden, daughter of the late Vernie Sage and Geneva Lois Green Deen, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gideon, Mo., and the American Legion Auxiliary.

On Sept. 20, 1946, in Piggott, Ark., she married Arthur Harris, Jr., who survives.

Survivors also include one daughter, Marcia Mitchell and husband, Steve, of Malden; one son, Rodney Harris and wife, Anna, of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Betty Higgins, of Malden; one grandson, Jeffrey Mitchell, of Malden and one great-granddaughter, Jordan Mitchell, of Malden.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Jean Harris and two brothers, Vernie Wayne and Charles "Bud" Deen.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Tuesday, April 15, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jonathan Rice officiating.

Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, MO

 


Lena Hopkins Willard

 

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lena Hopkins Willard, 90, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Gideon, Mo., died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at her residence.

Born Dec. 5, 1917, in Wise, Va., daughter of the late Milburn and Nan Black Beverly, she was a nurse and worked in her husband's medical practice. She was a member of the Gideon United Methodist Church, the Gideon American Legion Auxiliary, Missouri and American Nurses Association and Eight & Forty Voilture in Sikeston, Mo.

 

On Sept. 15, 1938, in Marion, Ark., she married Dr. Florian Goss Hopkins, who preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1976. She later married Hugh W. Willard on Dec. 31, 1979, in Marion, Ill. He preceded her in death in Dec. of 1989. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Lillian Cornea and an infant brother.

 

Survivors include two sons, John Hopkins and wife, of Murrieta, Calif., and Alex Hopkins and wife, Eugenia, of Marion, Ill.; three granddaughters, Rhonda Erwin, of Denver, Colo., Candace Taylor, of Warrensburg, Mo., and Kelly Hopkins Morell, of Quito, Ecuador; three grandsons, Keith Hopkins, of St. Peters, Mo., Marcus Hopkins, of Holcomb, Mo., and Phillip Hopkins, of Streator, Ill; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo.

 


Arthur Harris, Jr.

Class of '41

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Arthur Harris, Jr., 85, of Malden, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born April 6, 1923, at Gideon, Mo., son of the late Arthur Harris Sr. and Bessie Ann VanDine Harris, he served in the U.S. Air Corp. during World War II and is a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service at Gideon. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gideon.

On Sept. 20, 1946, he married Lois Colleen Deen at Piggott, Ark., who preceded him in death on April 13, 2008. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Jean Harris; and one sister, Mary Helen Hall.

Survivors include one son, Rodney Harris, and wife Anna, of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Marcia Mitchell, and husband Steve, of Malden; one brother, Bill Harris of Tempe, Ariz.; one sister, Dixie Belle Finney of Heber Springs, Ark.; one grandson, Jeffrey Mitchell, and wife LaDonna, of Malden; one great-granddaughter, Jordan Paige Mitchell, of Malden.

Visitations will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Bradshaw Chapel in Malden, with the Rev. Jonathan Rice officiating.

Burial will be in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo., with Military Rites.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden is in charge of the arrangements.

 


John Wesley Holman

Class of 1954 

 

 Passed away this Friday, March 20, 2009

J. W. had cancer. He and his wife have a son and a daughter, (and a daughter who is deceased).

If  anyone would want to send a card, I am sure they would appreciate hearing from friends/classmates. 

Email from Pris.

 

 

 

 

 


Kenneth Hudson

Class of 1939

Saturday, January 5, 2008
 

(Photo)Kenneth Martin Hudson, 86, of Jackson, formerly of Gideon, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Jackson Manor.

Mr. Hudson was born Sept. 1, 1921, in El Dorado, Ark., son of Milam Richard "Dick" and Bernice Simmons Hudson. He married his Gideon High School sweetheart, Frances E. Elam on Feb. 12, 1940, in Cape Girardeau. She died Nov. 17, 1987, at Gideon. Kenneth married Betty Blumenberg Dement on June 16, 1988, in Jackson.

Loving survivors include his wife, Betty; three daughters, Patricia (Rev. Harold) Blackwood of Ripley, Tenn., Marsha (Ira) Stover and Deborah Jorden of Biloxi, Miss.; two stepchildren: Dawn (Dr. Kenneth) Detring of Jackson, James (Donna) Dement of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren, Michael (Shannon) Blackwood, Paula (Tony) Aiken, David (Jennifer) Blackwood, Teri (Scott) Donnan and Trevor Jorden; five stepgrandchildren, Amanda (Brian) Bonfanti, Meredith and Sarah Detring, and Dana and Megan Dement.

 

In addition, a brother, Dick V. Hudson of Tyler, Texas; 11 great- grandchildren; three nephews and a niece survive him.

Kenneth was a southern gentleman who was a devoted Christian husband, father and grandfather. He had a great talent for playing the organ. He was a brilliant person who could figure out how things work and was frequently fixing machinery. He loved to travel and meet new people.

 

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, having attained the rank of first lieutenant in the 527 Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. He was in the Battle of Po Valley in Italy and, after the war, served as the post commander for the Bernie National Guard.

He briefly taught at Jackson before finishing his degree at University of Missouri. He later taught math and science at Gideon, and was a dedicated employee for Roy Elam and Co. almost 40 years.

 

Mr. Hudson was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson, a 32nd Degree Mason Scottish Rite Mason, Excelsior No. 441 of Jackson, AF & AM, and Kennett Lodge No. 68, AF & AM.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with son-in-law, the Rev. Harold Blackwood, officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett, Mo., with military honors.

Memorials may be made to the Jackson Senior Citizens Center.

Note:

Kenneth was in the class of '39

Frances Elam class of '39

Marsha Hudson class of ''60

Pat Hudson class of '65

Debbie Hudson class of '69

 


 

Carl Hutchison

Class of 1942

 

Carl Hutchison Class of '42, passed away this morning.  Visitation at the Presbyterian church  on Wednesday, April 22, 1-2:30 with funeral following in Caruthersville, MO.  Email from Pris.

 


 

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Thank You from Gail's Family   -   Gail Randy Johnson

Class of  1959

   

I wasn't sure to whom I needed to send this to so I just picked everyone's email address that I had stored. 


I wanted to thank all of you for the beautiful flowers that you sent.  It was so nice of you to remember my dad.  I think he would of not believed the turn out he had.  It was a honor for you all to remember him.  I so wished that he would of been able to be here for when
you all have your reunion in 2009. 


I had been showing him the web site of the class of 1959.  He was so impressed with all
the hard work that has been done.  I enjoyed listening to all of his old stories of the good old days.  Please keep us up to date on the reunion I know my mother would like to attend in his honor when the time comes. 
Again thank you all for your prayers and thoughts during my dad's illness and during his passing.  He will be greatly missed.
The Johnson Family
Linda, Cheryl and Rita

   (Click to read obituary)

Gail "Randy" Johnson passed away 1/9/07

Class of "59

Gail's Memorial Link

Email from daughter Cheryl:.

Just wanted to let you all that my dad passed away early this morning. We are looking possibly at visitation on Wednesday evening at White Sanders in Qulin, MO and funeral on Thursday. burial will be at Sumach Cemetery. Will let you all know when I know for sure we all appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers.  Cheryl

Note:  We've had inquiries as to the nature of Gail's illness.  Gail was diagnosis with  colon cancer in November 2006.  He also had congestive heart failure which may have been cause of his death according to his daughter Cheryl.

 


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Jewel Kilgo

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Every Jewel Kilgo, 83, of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at her residence.

Born Dec. 22, 1924, in Winfield, Ala., daughter of the late Ples Oscar and Dollie Grace Parr Beasley, she was employed at Gossard Garment Manufacturing in Malden and was a member of Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden.

On Sept. 14, 1940, in Gideon, Mo., she married Cecil Ray Kilgo, who preceded her in death on April 5, 1994. She was also preceded in death by five sisters, Ann Beasley, Joe Weldon, Deaner Layne, Margie Fowler and Peggy Baker; two brothers, Leon and Billy Beasley and one grandson, Shannon Ray Kilgo.

Survivors include one son, Sonny Ray Kilgo, of Bowling Green, Ky; one daughter, Bonnie "Tess" Bomar, of Malden; one sister, Jean Tabor and husband, Bill, of Malden; two brothers, Edward Beasley, of Clarkton, Mo., and Jerry "Smoky" Beasley and wife, Georgia, of Creal Springs, Ill.; five granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Blagg officiating.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.


 

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Harvey Paul Lacey

 

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Harvey Paul Lacey, 67, of Gideon, Mo., died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center at Kennett.

He was born August 2, 1940, at Swift, Mo., and was the son of the late Buddy and Drusella Richardson Lacey. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, was a member of the General Baptist faith, and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 64 at Kennett.

He was married to Faye Chamblin on Sept. 14, 1957, at Peach Orchard, Mo. She survives.

 

Other survivors include one son, Christopher Lacey of Malden; four daughters, Evone Whittenberg of Caruthersville, Mo., Peggy Brewington of Gideon, Judy Higgins of Gideon, and Theresa Moore of Gideon; two brothers, William Lacey of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Roy Lacey of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Jeanette Byford of Franklin, Tenn. and Vallaree Foster of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by one infant son; one infant daughter; one brother, Dennis Lacey; and two sisters, Ruth Ann Vandiver and Frances Blake.

 

Visitation was at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2008, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home at Gideon.

The funeral service is at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the Bradshaw Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Bartholomew officiating.

 

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

 


Larry Lance

Class of  1959

SEPT. 18.2006

We just received word that Larry Lance died early morning September 18, 2006.   Larry was diagnosis with lung cancer in early August, 2006.  Several of our classmates planned a trip to visit him but his treatment would not allow visitors.  We will miss him.   Larry was married to Shirley Hughes, class of 1960.   More information will be added when received.

Larry D. Lance, 64, of Marshfield, passed away at 2:19 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield.

Larry was a long-time contractor and owned and operated the Gun and Rod shop in Marshfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Vern Lance and Agnes (Perry) Lance; and his brother, Jim.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a son, Scott Lance and his wife, Jackie, Marshfield; a daughter, Rhonda Bernhardt and her husband, Randy, of Marshfield; six grandchildren, Jenni Catron and her husband, Evan, Lance Bernhardt, Daniel Lance and his wife, Kimberly, Andrew Bernhardt, Stephanie Lance and Elizabeth Lance; two great-grandchildren, Michael Lance and Anna Catron; a brother, Roe Harold Lance, Mexico; and a half sister, Vela Dunning and her husband, Earl, Dexter.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today in the Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, with Rev. Durwin Kicker officiating. Burial will be in the Marshfield Cemetery.

Bill Lindley writes: 

I'm sad to  inform everyone,  that  Larry Lance passed away last evening.

Service for Larry will be at Fraker funeral home in Marshfield, Missouri, Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 AM.
Faker Funeral Home            

Larry / Shirley Lance

330 Vanning St.

Marshfield, MO. 65706

Phone - 417 - 468 - 5213

1131 State Highway A

Marsshfield, MO.

417 - 859- 4222

 


Jeanne (Rieffer) Littell

Class of 1948

Tuesday, May 22, 2007
 

Jeanne Littell, 76, born on the 20th of July 1930 in Gideon, Mo., died on the 11th of May 2007 in Pearland, Texas.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and a registered nurse for 53 years. This long career started as a nurse educator at the University of Missouri, later working in ICU and research. Pioneering the first Head Start healthcare program in the country, her gift of caring for and loving children was evident.

 

She worked for Texas Children's Hospital for thirteen years and completed her long rewarding career of twenty-three years at Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston, Texas, where she retired in December 2002.

 

She devoted many hours assisting with the Shrine Circus in Houston. Jeanne's collecting tabs for the Ronald McDonald house, along with her work with the Delphians, proved very rewarding. She never forgot a birthday, and always brought a smile to everyone's face with her banana nut bread, which needed no special occasion. Jeanne was a member of First Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.

 

She is survived by sons, Mark A. Littell and wife, Sanna, Eric R. Littell and wife, Susan; grandsons, Todd Aurthur Littell, and William Neil Littell and wife, Dana.

 

A funeral service was conducted at half past six o'clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 16th of May, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston, Texas 77057

For those desiring, memorial contributions in Jeanne's name may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children (Houston), Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607-1460.

Mark Littell link

 

 


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Doug Maddox

Class of 1964

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Doug Maddox, 62, of Malden, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born April 3, 1946, in Gideon, Mo., son of Syble Carter Maddox and the late W.D. "Dub" Maddox, he was a farmer and a member of the Flatlanders Tractor Club. He attended the Church of Christ in Malden.

On Jan. 21, 1966, in Malden, he married Jan Santie, who survives.

Survivors also include one daughter, Lori Lynn Nicholson and husband, Keith, of Marion, Ark.; his mother, Syble Maddox, of Gideon; three brothers, Keith Maddox and wife, Brenda, of Fayetteville, Ark., and W.D. Maddox Jr., and wife, Linda, and Wendell Maddox and wife, Michelle, all of Gideon; three sisters, Sondra Wiggs and husband, Larry, of Gideon, Sheila Dell and husband, Ron, of Malden and Judy Elam and husband, Chris, of Loretto, Tenn., and two grandsons, Jacc Alan and Zackary Keith Nicholson, both of Marion.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Church of Christ in Malden with David McElwain officiating.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.

Memorials may be made to the Abbey Harris Scholarship Fund, Malden Church of Christ or West Memphis Christian School, 1600 N. Missouri Street, West Memphis, AR. 72301.

 


Lew Maddox

Class of 1943

 

Lew Maddox dies at 84

 

Graduated Gideon High School, Class of 1943

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Jack Rollins

L.W. "Lew" Maddox served as a State Representative for 18 years, according to long-time friend and associate Rep. Terry Swinger, D-Caruthersville. Maddox passed away Monday, April 28, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

"Lew was probably the most positive person I ever met in my life," Swinger added. "His mind was always thinking about how to do things more positively."

Swinger relates a story regarding a conversation he had with Maddox's wife, Becky. "I said to her [Becky] one time," Swinger said, "How does he always have such a positive attitude? I would like to be able to be that way."

She replied, if he happened to wake up in a bad mood he might later get a telephone call. When he would answer and be asked how he was doing, he'd always describe how good he was doing that day. Then he would get up and get dressed and leave for the day with his positive attitude.

Retired judge and long-time Kennett resident Flake McHaney described Maddox has having "served his area well and making a positive contribution to his district."

Long-time friend and associate and former state representative Vic Downing, who had been friends with Maddox for 40 years, he said, said, "I always thought a lot of Lew. He and I served together in the legislature and, I think, voted just alike most of the time because we had very similar districts." Downing added, "We'll really miss him."

Swinger said he and Maddox were really good friends for more than 20 years, "and he is a big reason why I'm here [in the state legislature]. He used to tell me that he thought his job in the legislature was to make sure no bad legislation every passed."

Maddox was educated in the Gideon elementary and high schools and lived in Clarkton, Mo. While serving in the legislature, Maddox was the chairman of the Legislative Research Committee, vice chairman of the Commerce Committee, and served on the Agri-Business and State Institutions and Property committees, according to the Official Manual of the State of Missouri.

He was born March 25, 1924, in Houston, Texas, son of the late Luther Eagle and Orpha Jane Lawson Maddox. He was a farmer and founded Maco Construction. He was elected to the Missouri State House of Representatives in 1970, where he served for 18 years.

He was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarkton, and was a member of the Shrine Club and served as director of various organizations and boards.

On July 3, 1953, in Los Angeles, Calif., he married Rebecca Irene James, who survives.

Survivors also include his children, Jeanne Maree Bailey and husband, Phillip, of Hot Springs, Ark., John Warren Maddox and wife, Candi, of Malden, Mo., James Kendall Maddox and wife, Francis, of Clarkton and LuAnn Jeffries and husband, Jerry, of Naylor, Mo; one sister, Alene Gillean, of Fosk, Mo.; one brother, Chad Maddox, of Essex, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Helen Maddox, of San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer Carl and George Maddox and one sister, Crystena Hasty. 

 

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Wednesday, April 30, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 1, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Williams officiating.

Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.

 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude or the First Presbyterian Church.

 

Note:  Lew  was the uncle of Flora Jane Hasty, class of '59.  Flo's mother was Lew's sister.

 


Dick McClure

Class of 1947

 

Dick McClure passed away this Thursday, May 14th , about 8:30 in Flint, Michigan.  Dick was from Gideon, and graduated in 1947.He  was a brother to Paul McClure, and also to Mary Jo McClure . Dick was married to  the former Alicene Grimes of Clarkton .

 

Dick had been away from Gideon a long time...had lived in Flint for a long time.      Email from Pris

 


 

Carlee Moore

 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete for 85 year-old Carlee Moore who passed away Saturday, March 14. 

Carlee was a long-time Gideon resident.  He was a farmer and a long-time Gideon School Bus Driver until his retirement. 

He is survived by his wife Carrie Lavern Moore and his two children, Beverly (Moore) Duclos-GHS 1966 and Johnny Moore-GHS 1972.

 


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Maylene Nowlin

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Maylene Nowlin, 74, of Gideon, Mo., died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at the Portageville Nursing Center in Portageville, Mo.

Born Dec. 30, 1933, in Lepanto, Ark., daughter of the late John and Sudie Ann Ruth Branch, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gideon.

On April 19, 1952, in Gideon, she married William Burl Nowlin, who preceded her in death on March 9, 2001. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Lorene Johnson, Irene Smith and Adell Branch and two brothers, Buddy and James Branch.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Nowlin and wife, Diana, of Lake Toxaway, N. C., and Dewayne Nowlin and wife, Kelli, of Portageville, Mo; three brothers, Charley Branch, of St. Louis, Mo., Amery Branch, of Malden, Mo., and Burt Branch, of Arnold, Mo.; one sister, Verdell Newton, of St. Louis; six grandchildren, Dustin Nowlin, of Franklin, Tenn., Dana Nowlin, of Dallas, Texas and Bridgett Palmer and Klay, Morgan and Kaitlyn Nowlin, all of Portageville and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Thursday, April 24, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 25, at the First Baptist Church in Gideon with the Rev. Gene Lancaster officiating.

Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

 


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Nelta "Howard" Owens

Class of  1959

      

              


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Verma Lee Pattillo

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Verma Lee Pattillo, 84, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the White River Medical Center at Batesville, Ark.

 

She was born March 29, 1923, at Gideon, Mo. and was the daughter of the late Oscar Bert and Honor Isabelle Russell Shaw.

 

She was married to Johnny D. Little in 1937, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2002. She was married to Cleo Pattillo on April 10, 1965, at Gideon, Mo., who preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2001.

 

Others who preceded her in death were one son, Bob Little, two step-sons, Roger Pattillo and Larry Don Pattillo; one step-daughter, Betty Joe Deen; two brothers, Tom Shaw and Carl Shaw; four sisters, Madge Russell, Emma Jean Styles, Merie Jackson, and Norma Macom.

 

Survivors include one daughter, Norma Godwin and husband Jim of Ash Flat; one step-daughter, Carolyn Pattillo of Troy, Mo.; one step-son, Jerry Pattillo of Kissimmee, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Sue Little of Sikeston, Mo.; 27 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home at Malden.

 

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2008, at the Bradshaw Chapel at Malden with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Note:  Betty Pattillo and Bob Little were in the class of '59 - as well as Carolyn Pattillo's  husband, Dennis Crowell.

 


 

Ernestine "Tina" Pool

August 5, 1922-April 19, 2009

 

A lot of you will remember my mom from the Snack Bar in Gideon. She passed away this

past Sunday and she very graciously and generously donated her body to science.

Therefore we will not have a regular funeral. We will have a memorial service on Sunday,

April 19th at the Miller Funeral Home in Perryville-829 W. St. Joseph St. at 2:00pm. 

If you want to attend we would love to have you and if you can't we understand completely.

It is a long way for most of you. She has suffered from Alzheimer's for a few years and she had

several strokes that took her speech completely away. If you remember , she loved to talk

and gab!!!   Seems I have that same trait too.

The past year she hasn't been able to walk and was confined to a wheelchair. She died peacefully

and painlessly which we are grateful for. The top picture is the way she was back in the day !!! The bottom picture

was made about a year & a half ago. We will miss her.  

Priscilla  "Pris" Pool Zahner

 


 

Randol Pool

 

Randol and Earnestine Pool owned the Snack Bar in the '50's - Favorite "hang-out" for all the kids.  We're remembering Randol with a Special Memorial for Randol Pool.  Please take time to remember our youth with Randol and the "Snack Bar. 

Enter here to the Snack Bar of the 50's

RANDOL C. POOL OBITUARY
JONESBORO -- Randol C. POOL, 87, of Jonesboro died Friday, Nov. 17, in St. Bernards Medical Center.
He has lived in Jonesboro since 1957 and was retired from Walker.


He is survived by two daughters, Priscilla Zahner and Connie Picou, both of Perryville, Mo.; two brothers, Carl POOL and Tommy POOL, both of Ava, Ill.; three sisters, Betty McGriff and Doris Allen, both of Ava, and Wanda Kennedy of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 


He was preceded in death by his wife, Vida Mae POOL; his parents, Will and Lily Wheeler POOL; a son, Randy POOL; two sisters; and a brother.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Roller-Farmers Union Chapel. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

11/22/06 Pris writes:

 

    The memorial page you set up for daddy is really great!! He would have loved to see it. Although he wasn't interested in learning any new technology he was always amazed at what could be done with a computer. Wonder what he would have thought if he could have seen some one besides me doing stuff??? ( I'm very limited with most of the how to's of this silly machine) but glad to know how to keep in touch with everybody.

 

   Connie and I are ok with his passing. He had a long and happy life with very little sickness or pain. The best time of his life was the years he spent in the Snack Bar with all the kids that passed through. EVERY time he visited we always talked about those days and what great times they were. Thanks to all of you ----You made it possible for him to always have such good memories.    PRIS                                                    

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Betty Revelle Rhine

Class of  1956

 

Betty passed away Saturday , April 4th in Gideon. Visitation will be Tuesday evening at 6:oo pm at the Bradshaw Funeral home in Gideon. Services will be Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Gideon with burial at Stanfield Cemetery .

 Betty was married to Jack Rhine.

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Robert Bailey Sanders, Jr.

Class of 1969

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Robert Bailey Sanders, Jr., 56, of Campbell, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at National HealthCare in Kennett.

Born March 9, 1951, in Holcomb, Mo., son of the late Robert Bailey Sr., and Ruth Maxine Street Sanders, he was an auto dealer and a member of the Sunnyvale General Baptist Church in Malden, Mo.

On May 10, 1980, in Kennett, he married Becky Davis, who survives.

Survivors also include one son, Joshua Robert Sanders, of Campbell; two daughters, Courtney Leigh Davis and husband, John Phillip, of Springfield, Mo., and Tammy Kelly Loughary and husband, J.R., of Gideon, Mo.; eight sisters, Tina Hutchison, of Caruthersville, Mo., Margie Conway and Glenda Michaels, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Joyce Beck, of Campbell, Faye Rivera, of Walls, Miss., Patty Jordan and Cathy Bradshaw, both of Courtland, Va., and Cynthia Pattillo, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and three grandchildren, Tyler House and Elizabeth and Brandon Loughary, all of Gideon.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Andy Evans officiating.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

 

"Robert was the brother of Patty Street" class of '59

 


Ruth Sanders

 

Ruth Sanders died about 1:00 A.M. on April 19, 2007 at the Westwood Hills Nursing Home in Poplar Buff, MO.  She had turned 82 on March 10th.  Her obituary should be in the DAR, Poplar Bluff newspaper and the funeral arrangements are being handled by Bradshaw.  Ruth was married to Robert Sanders of Gideon, MO from 1947 to Robert's death in 1980 and produced three children from that marriage; Cathie Elaine Sanders Bradshaw (lives in VA) and her twin, Cynthia Lorraine Sanders Pattillo (married to Roger Pattillo until his death with ALS (today is Cathie and Cynthia's 59th birthday) and Robert Sanders, Jr. (Bobby - married to Rebecca (Becky).  Bob Jr. is currently in the nursing home at Kennett with inoperable brain cancer.  Ruth's other daughter, Patricia Jean Street Jordan, lives in VA.  Additionally, Ruth leaves behind ten grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  In additional to her children and grandchildren, Ruth leaves behind two living sisters and a brother.  Ruth was also stepmother to Robert's five daughters, Clementine (Tina) Margie, Joyce, Glenda, and Faye.

 The visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at Bradshaw's, with graveside services at the Kennett, MO cemetery on Tuesday, April 24, 2007.  She will be buried next to Robert Sanders.

 


William Sharp

Class of 1972

Thursday, March 20, 2008

William Byron "Bill" Sharp, 53, of Gideon, Mo., died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Born June 12, 1954, in Kennett, son of the late Byron Harrison and Alice Rhodes Sharp, he was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

On Feb. 16, 1974, in Gideon, he married Barbara Deneise Coleman, who survives.

Survivors also include two sons, Marshall Sharp and wife, Melissa and Will Sharp and wife, Kristi, all of Gideon; one brother, Judge Stephen Sharp and wife, Patti, of Kennett and four grandchildren, Matthew, Allison, Malerie and Aubree Sharp, all of Gideon.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Thursday, March 20, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 21, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.  Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden, Mo.

 


Doris. O. (Wilhelm) Sharp

Class of  1930
      

 Sharp, Doris. O (nee Wilhelm) 94, went to be with the Lord at 2:52 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2007 at Manor Grove Nursing Home, in Kirkwood, MO. with her family by her side. She was employed at Famous Barr for 25 years. She is survived and loved by her children, a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Nancy Sharp and a daughter Linda Hughes, two grandchildren, Jim Hughes and Samantha Hughes-Johnson and husband Larry, the Walter Werner family, and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband James, a son, one brother Doyle Wilhelm, and two sisters Euwanna DeLaney and Mary Wihelm. Services: Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2007 at KALLAL and SCHAAF Funeral Home in Bethalto where funeral service will be held Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Charles West officiating. Memorials may be made to the Manor Grove Nursing Home, 711 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO. 63122. on-line

condolences and guestbook may be found at

Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 1/21/2007.

 

Please View and Sign Guest Book Online at Guest Book - Doris. O. Sharp (Wilhelm)

 

 

 

 


Griffin Smith

 

Funeral Arrangements for Griffin Smith ---- husband of Flora Belle (Cooper) Smith:
His body will be at Baue Funeral home in O'Fallon, MO. 

 

Viewing on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd from 3:00 to 9:00pm. 

 

Funeral at 9:30am on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at the Baue Funeral Home.

 

Note:

Flora Belle was in the class of '52

 


Judge Jerry Stillman

 01/06/08


Judge Jerry Stillman, 68, of Kennett, died Saturday, January 5, 2008 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett.

 

Note:  Jerry is the brother of Kniebert Stillman, husband of Janis Howard, class of '60 and Janet Stillman Bean, wife of the late Ott Bean.

 


Mary Stinnett

Friday, June 22, 2007
 

(Photo)Mary E. Stinnett, 67, of Collierville, Tenn., died Thursday, June 21, 2007.

She had a business degree and was employed at John Morrell Meat Packing, Great Western Financial Group and Collierville Health and Rehabilitation. She attended Bethany Christian Church.

Survivors include Her husband, Homer Dale Stinnett; one son, Joey Lee Harding, of Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Tina Stinnett, of Bartlett, Tenn., and Toni Stinnett Miller, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three brothers and sisters, Noel Lee, of Lincoln, Neb., and Mavis Gay and Norris Lee, both of Memphis, Tenn., and seven grandchildren, Ashton, Shane, Cassidy and Drake Harding, Michael Moore, Elana Hart-Kahler and Gabriella Miller.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Edwards Lee; her father, Thermon Lee; one brother, Neal Lee and one sister, Noma Lee McCarty.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Friday, June 22, at the Collierville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 23, at the Collierville Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery, between Memphis and Millington, Tenn.

 


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Naomi  "James" Thornbrough

Class of 1945

 

Sunday, June 24, 2007
 

Naomi A. Thornbrough, 80, of Clarkton, Mo., died Friday, June 22, 2007, at the Gideon Care Center at Gideon, Mo.

Born April 30, 1927, at Malden, she was the daughter of the late Glen and Anna Mae Blades James. She was a homemaker and a member of the Stanfield Baptist Church.

On May 25, 1947, she married Bill Thornbrough at Gideon who survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Brad Thornbrough of Gideon and Mark Thornbrough of Dexter, Mo.; two daughters, Diana Webb of Jenks, Okla. and Pamela Tucker of Jenks, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Euna Freeman of Florida.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2007, at the Landess Funeral Chapel at Malden.

The funeral service will be at 12 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2007, at the Landess Funeral Chapel at Malden with the Rev. Jack Allen officiating.

Burial will follow at the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton.

 


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Calvin Walker

Class of  1941

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Daily Dunklin Democrat                 TRIBUTE TO CALVIN (click)
 

Calvin Walker, 83, of Gideon, Mo., died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, March 23, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Gideon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 24, at the First Baptist Church in Gideon.

Burial with military rites will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo

 

(Calvin worked at the Gideon Post Office for many years retiring as Post Master.  He was song leader at the Gideon First Baptist Church for numerous years.  Calvin and Arthur Harris often performed duets and led the singing of the Alma Mater at the Gideon School Reunions.  Calvin graduated from Gideon High School in 1941.  His two sons, Johnny and Mike graduated from Gideon High School in 1965 and 1970 respectively.  Calvin's wife, Marilee proceeded him in death.  Calvin will be greatly missed.  He and Marilee were like anchors at the Gideon Reunions)

 


Marie Ward

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Marie Ward, 91, of Gideon, Mo., formerly of Clarkton, Mo., died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Gideon Care Center.

Born May 2, 1916, in Hayward, Mo., daughter of the late Walter Dean and Elsa Mae Maloney Roberson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gideon, the Friendship Club of Gideon, the Civic Club of Clarkton and WMU of Gideon and Clarkton.

On July 20, 1935, she married Ulys Ward, who preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1983. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Priscilla Ward; one brother, Billy Roberson and two sisters, Geraldine Foster and Helen Boone.

Survivors include one daughter, Karein Robinson and husband, Calvin, of Brandon, Miss.; three sons, Allen Ward and wife, Marie, of Gideon, Larry Ward, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Ulys Faye Ward and wife, Joan, of San Miguel, Mexico; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, May 22, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home chapel in Malden, Mo., with the Revs. Nick Robertson and Lewis Scott officiating.

Burial was in the Portageville Cemetery at Portageville, Mo


 Willie Weldon

2006, in St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

 

He was born Aug. 3, 1941, in Gideon, Mo., the son of Albert Carl and Nora Ree (Moore) Weldon. He married Willa Dean Starnes Oct. 29, 1960. She survives. He is also survived by four children, Wandena (Scott) Willman, Edwardsville, Nora (James) Austin, Monmouth, Willie (Cherrie) Weldon, Monmouth, April (Troy) Wilson, Galesburg; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Eugene (Catherine) Weldon, Delong, Larry (Sue) Weldon, Troy; four sisters, Nora Jean Hicks, Galesburg, Juanita Thurman, Knoxville, Ida Mae (Julian) Cordova, Grand Junction, Colo., and Brenda (Jimmy) South, Lepanto, Ark.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, three brothers and one sister.

 

He was reared and educated in Gideon. He worked as a farmhand in Gideon, Arkansas and Clarkton, Mo., before moving to Warren County in 1974. He worked on farms near Little York, the Fisher farm near Kirkwood, the Tinkham farm near Cameron and the Wallace farm in the Coldbrook area. He also worked at Munson Hybrid Seeds, retiring in 1999. He was of Baptist Faith. He was a member of the Maple City Street Machines. He enjoyed boating, riding jet skis and motorcycles, and camping. Services were held Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, in Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Burial was in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later.

 


James Whitledge

Class of 1962

Tuesday, March 13, 2007
 

James "Whit" Madison Whitledge, 62, of Osage Beach, Mo., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

 

Born Dec. 4, 1944, in Tampa, Fla., he was Superintendent of Schools for the Malden School District.

Survivors include one son, James Mitchell Whitledge and wife, Katina, of Senath, Mo.; one daughter, Megan Elizabeth Whitledge, of Camdenton, Mo.; Devon Cory Thompson, of Camdenton; one sister, Tammy Lee and husband, Pat, of Gideon, Mo., and two grandsons, Jesse Dean and James Cole Whitledge, both of Senath.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 15, at the Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach.

*8th grade school picture - class of '62


Jack Winton

 

Jack Winton, husband of classmate, Brenda Erwin, died March 12, 2008 at Jonesboro AR.  He had been suffering with cancer for the past 17 months and had been in treatment.  He was taken to the hospital in Jonesboro , AR. on Saturday, March 8th. He passed away on March 12th. Brenda said he was in no pain.   Jack was 69 years old.  His request was to be cremated. There will be a memorial service on Saturday March 22nd at the

 Hoggard Funeral Home
124 Third Avenue Piggott, Ar. 72454
1-807-598-2205
Services will be at 11:AM.
 In lieu of flowers, the family has ask that a contribution be made to a charity. Brenda was ask if it would be ok to make a donation to the new  Gideon City Court Yard fund and she agreed that it would be a nice choice.
Brenda was in the Gideon class of '59 and her sister, Wathena Jackson was in the class of '52.

 


Don Winston

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Don Winston, 85, of Gideon, Mo., died Friday, June 22, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Born Feb. 14, 1922, in Holcomb, Mo., son of the late Dix and Maud Bradsher Winston, he was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, having served in WWII. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Malden, a member of the American Legion of Gideon, Mo., former president of the Commercial Bank in Gideon and former president of the Missouri Bankers Association.

On Dec. 25, 1946, in Piggott, Ark., he married Irene Shepard, who survives.

Survivors also include one brother, Bob Winston and wife, Joann, of Kennett and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jon Winston and one sister, Dorothy Reeves.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., today, Tuesday, June 26, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Gideon with the Rev. Bob McNabb officiating.

Burial with military rites followed in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

Memorials may be mad to the charity of your choice.


 

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