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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.
Adams died Tuesday, Dec. 2, in a Temple hospital.
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
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
Hattie Shafer Anderson
Jean Anderson, 65, of Clarkton, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at
Gideon Care Center in Gideon, Mo.
March 7, 1943, in Gideon, daughter of the late Robert Fulton and
Emma Meeks Shafer, she was a member of the First Pentecostal Church
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Tuesday, April 21,
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
and and Bobby graduated in 62 -- both from Portageville.
Wednesday, August 1,
Sybil Cagle, 72, of Malden, Mo., died Monday, July 30, 2007, at
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.
Class of '63
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
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
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,
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
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or to the military
members and their families.
Class of '48
Click to open - 2/13/07
Class of 1964
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
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
Class of '57
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Lee Ray Cotton, 68, of Cahokia,
Ill., died Monday, December 25, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in
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
Burial will be in Stanfield
Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo. Daily Dunklin Democrat
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
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the
Burial, with military rites, will be in Stanfield
Cemetery at Clarkton.
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.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Marie Dell, 84, of Gideon, Mo., died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at
Gideon Care Center in Gideon, Mo.
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.
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
will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden
Kenneth "Kenny" Dye
Class of 1956
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
Roy Elam, Jr.
Tuesday, December 4,
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
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,
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
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
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
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.
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:
11434 S. Lakeview Drive
Dexter, MO 63841
February 23, 2007
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
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
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
Class of 1954
Emmons, 73, of Holcomb, Mo., died Friday, April 17, 2009 at Holcomb.
His service was April 20, 2009. Email from
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Mary Mattie Fisher, 91, of Gideon, Mo., died
Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Gideon Care Center.
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.
Son, the late Jerry Fisher was in the class of '57.
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,
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
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
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
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
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett
Bradshaw Funeral Home of Gideon was in charge of arrangements.
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
Class of 1961
Gray, 65, of Punkin Center, Mo., died Thursday, August 2, 2007, at his
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
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
Bill "Billy" Grimes
Class of 1958
is with sadness that I send this out
Bill Grimes. He
passed away Sunday night at the nursing
had been living in for the past
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
he would have been the biggest duck in the puddle helping with all the
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
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
Email from Pris February 24, 2009
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.
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
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
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.
Tuesday, April 15,
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
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
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,
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
Bradshaw Funeral Home
of Malden is in charge of the arrangements.
John Wesley Holman
Class of 1954
Passed away this Friday, March 20, 2009
W. had cancer. He and his wife have a son and a daughter, (and a
daughter who is deceased).
anyone would want to send a card, I am sure they would appreciate
hearing from friends/classmates.
Email from Pris.
Class of 1939
Saturday, January 5, 2008
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
In addition, a brother, Dick V. Hudson of Tyler,
Texas; 11 great- grandchildren; three nephews and a niece
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
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
Class of 1942
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Harvey Paul Lacey
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.
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
was preceded in death by one infant son; one infant daughter; one
brother, Dennis Lacey; and two sisters, Ruth Ann Vandiver and
at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2008, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home at Gideon.
service is at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the Bradshaw Chapel with the
Rev. Phillip Bartholomew officiating.
follow at the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.
Class of 1959
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.
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.
Class of 1948
Jeanne Littell, 76, born on the 20th of
July 1930 in Gideon, Mo., died on the 11th of May 2007 in
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
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,
Mark Littell link
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
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
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.
Class of 1943
Maddox dies at 84
Graduated Gideon High School, Class of 1943
Wednesday, April 30,
"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
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
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
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.
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,
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
Note: Lew was the uncle of Flora Jane Hasty, class of
'59. Flo's mother was Lew's sister.
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
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.
is survived by his wife Carrie Lavern Moore and his two children,
Beverly (Moore) Duclos-GHS 1966 and Johnny Moore-GHS 1972.
Thursday, April 24,
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
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.
Nelta "Howard" Owens
Class of 1959
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
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
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
It is a long way for most of you.
She has suffered from Alzheimer's for a
few years and she had
strokes that took her speech
completely away. If you remember , she loved to talk
gab!!! Seems I have that same
The past year she
hasn't been able to walk and was confined to a wheelchair.
She died peacefully
and painlessly which we are
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 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
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:
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
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.
Email from Pris
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
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
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
Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens
Cemetery at Kennett.
"Robert was the brother of Patty Street" class of '59
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
and guestbook may be found at
in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 1/21/2007.
View and Sign Guest Book Online at
Guest Book - Doris. O. Sharp (Wilhelm)
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.
Flora Belle was in the class of '52
Judge Jerry Stillman
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.
Friday, June 22,
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
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Edwards Lee; her
father, Thermon Lee; one brother, Neal Lee and one sister, Noma Lee
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.
Class of 1945
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
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.
Class of 1941
March 21, 2007
TRIBUTE TO CALVIN
Calvin Walker, 83, of Gideon,
Mo., died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in
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
May 22, 2007
Marie Ward, 91, of Gideon, Mo., formerly of
Clarkton, Mo., died
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
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.
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
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
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.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
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
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