John Parmer Averett
Services for John Parmer Averett were July 25 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Steele, Mo. whith the Revs. Gary Grey and Matt Corkran officiating. Burial was in Pemiscot Memorial Gardens in Carthursville, Mo. with John W. German Funeral Home of Steele in charge. Mr. Averett, who was 96, died Monday, July 23, at Mississippi County Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. He was a born in Scotts Hill. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Leland Averett of Steele; a son, John L. Averett of Steele; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Aliba of Steele; three sisters, Mrs. Nell Pruitt of Lexington, Mrs. Parris Fox of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mrs. Icie Gant of Saltillo, two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. [The Lexington Progress (Lexington, TN) August 1, 1990 - AJ - Sub. by FoFG]
Maggie Leland Averett
Services for Mrs. Maggie Leland Averett were Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Steele, Mo., with the Rev. Tom Zych
officiating. Burial was in Pemiscot Memorial Gardens in Caruthersville, Mo. with John W. German funeral Home of Steele in charge. Mrs. Averett, who was 97, died Monday, Jan. 10 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. She was born in Scotts Hill and was a Methodist. She leaves a son, John Averett of Steele; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Saliba of Steele; a brother, Gordon Helms of Lexington, two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. [The Lexington Progress (Lexington, TN), January 16, 1994 - AJ - Sub by FoFG]
Prominent Farmer of Denton Community Dies
Amos Brumley, age 66 years, a prominent farmer of Denton community, died at the family home on Monday, October 28, after an illness of bronchitis and dropsy. Mr. Brumley was born in Tennessee, but had lived in this county the past 40 years, with the exception of a short time spent in Blytheville and Kentucky. He was a good neighbor and well liked by many friends in south Pemiscot County.
The survivors are the widow, Mrs. Della Brumley; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Jarred and Mrs. Gaither King, of near Denton, Mrs. Edna Bradley, of Samford vincinity; five sons, Claude, of Denton, Clarence of New Survey vicinity, and Andrew, Golder and Larry, at home; several grandchildren, and one half-brother, Tom Daniel, of near Hayti.
Funeral and burial services were hald at the Coleman cemetery on Tuesday, with Rev. VanBibber, of Blytheville, and past of the Denton Pentecostal church, officiating. German Undertaking Company of this City had charge of arrangements.
The pall bearers were Messrs. R. S. Shultz, I. K. Northcutt, W. E. Wright, J. W. Heathcock, Buddie James and Oscar James. [The Steele Enterprise,October 31, 1935 - Sub. by P. Rea]
Services were held at the Jay Wye Church of God Monday afternoon for Mrs. Nellie Gossenberry, native of Pemiscot county, who died at the home of her daughter at Jay Wye on Saturday, December 28, at the age of 83.
Mrs. Goosenberry was born May 30, 1874, at Stubbtown, the daughter of John and Susan Stubbs and attended the Mound school. In 1899, she was married to John Gossenberry, who died on April 1, 1923. She was a member of the Church of God.
The Rev. Floyd Quick conducted the funeral ad burial was in Maple cemetery, with H.S. Smith Funeral Home service.
She leaves a son, Fred Goosenberry, of Weiner, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. Tilda Hayes, Evansville, Ind. and Mrs. Mary Bland, Jay Wye; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Reeves, Amagon, Ark.; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Burial: Maple Cemetery, Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA [Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Friday, January 3, 1958]
Hazel Laverne Graham, 73, died May 24, 2001 in her home in Caruthersville. Born February 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Miles Meals and Mattie Lee Byrd Meals. She attended the Caruthersville Schools and was employed as a catalog manager with J.C. Penny and as a bookkeeper with Hubbard Lumber Company prior to retirement. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by one brother, Hershel Meals.
Her survivors include one daughter, Wanda Mithcell of Hayti; two sons, Albert Graham of Jackson, and James Graham of Portageville, four brothers, Thomas Meals of Michigan City, Ind., Doug Meals of Caruthersville, Pete Meals of Caruthersville, and Buddy Meals of Waynette, Okla., her sister-in-law, Carlie Meals of Milan Tenn., six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 26 at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Charles Keller officiating. Burial was in the Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville. Pallbearers were Jeff Meals, Trey Meals, James Younger, Glenn Meals, and Gary Meals. The H.S. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the services. [Unknown newspaper, c. May 2001 - AJ - Sub. by FoFG]
Funeral services will be held here Saturday for John L. Harrison, 38, Hayti, Mo., the husband of the former Margaret Trierweiler, who once lived in this city. Mr. Harrison died of an asthma and heart condition at the Kennedy Veterans Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday afternoon. Burial will take place in Hillside cemetery following 1:30 p.m. services at the Hansen Funeral Home with the Douglas P. Oyan officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Friday evening. Mr. Harrison was born in Orchard, Mo., and was married in 1942. His wife and one son, Lloyd, reside at Hayti. One brother also survives. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Mueller-Hintz Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Harrison was a World War II veteran. [Source: Marshfield Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 13 July 1955, page 16; Lorraine Markee collection; - MZ - Sub by FoFG]
Services for Mrs. Hester Herron were Saturday, May 3, 1986 at H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville, Mo., with burial in Caruthersville Cemetery.
Mrs. Herron, who was 75, died at River Oaks Nursing Home in Steele, Mo. She was a native of Henderson County (TN) and moved to Missouri in 1929. She was the widow of Roy Herron. She leaves four sisters, Annie Tate of Bernie, Mo., May Springer of Memphis, Willie Barr and Beatrice Coffman, both of Henderson County; a brother, Basil Meals of Cedar Grove; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. [Unknown newspaper, c. June 1990 - AJ - Sub. by FoFG]
Zachariah T. Hopkins
Zachariah T Hopkins , one of the surviving Civil War Veterans living in Pemiscot County, passed away at his home near Pascola last Saturday morning, following an illness of abouttwo months from flu and bronchitis. Mr. Hopkins, was born at Centralia, Ill., August 1, 1845. He has been a resident of this state for nearly half a century and until the last few years has engaged in farming. He enlisted at the age of 16 years the latter part of October 1863 as a private with Company B. 111th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, later being transferred to Company D of the 48th Regiment. He was mustered out of service at Little Rock, Ark., August 8, 1865 with an honorable discharge. He was well known and liked by all who knew him, this fact being established by the large crowd who attended the funeral services. He was spry for one of his advanced years. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mrs. Nancy Hopkins, five children, Frankie Hopkins of Esther, Mo., Jess Hopkins of Manila, Ark., Arthur Hopkins of Riverdale, Ark., Jim Hopkins of Manila, Ark., and Mrs. Madge Thompson of Hartzell, Mo. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from the Baptist church at Pascola, he being a member of that church, the services being conducted by E.L. Dycus, in the presence of a large crowd which filled the church to overflowing. He was buried with military honors, Capt. J.V. Moore, with his firing squad of Company C of Hayti, Mo., firing the salute with a bugler boy from the same company blowing taps.
Source: The Republican Date, Thursday, March 7, submitted by Kandi Lard
Mrs. Mattie Lee Meales, 87, of Caruthersville, died June 13, 1990 at City of Milan Hospital in Milan, Tenn. Born Feb. 9, 1903 in Perry County, Tenn., she was the daughter of Lance and Nora Craig Byrd. She attended shcools in Tennessee and was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Caruthersville. She was a widow of Miles McBryan Meales. She is survived by five sons, Tom Meales of Michigan City, Ind., Hershel Meales of Milan, Jessie "Doug" and Pete Meales, both of Caruthersville, and A.T. "Buddy" Meales of San Antonio; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Graham of Caruthersville; one brother, George T. Byrd of Jackson, Tenn; sixteen grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services were June 16 at 10 a.m. at Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. Elmer Brunton officiating, with burial in Maple Cemetery, H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers were Glen, Jeff, Gary and Troy Meales and Albert and James Graham. [Unknown newspaper, c. June 1990 - AJ - Sub. by FoFG]
Services for Miles McBryan Meales were held Sept. 11 at the Church of the Nazarene in Caruthersville with the Rev. Harold Thompson and the Rev. Paul Daubaub officiating. Mr. Meales died in Hayti on Sept. 9, 1981, at the age of 80. He was the husband of Mrs. Mattie Mae Meales of Caruthersville. Mr. Meales was born in Henderson, Tenn., on Aug. 20, 1901, to the late Albert Sidney and Nancy Lillie (James) Meales. He attended schools in Henderson and married his wife, the former Mattie Lee Byrd, there in 1920. After living in Lexington, Ky., the Meales moved to Caruthersville in 1931. Before his retirement, Mr. Meales was a watchman at Brown Shoe. Surviving are is wife; five sons, Thomas of Michigan City, Ind., Hershel of Milan, Tenn., Jessie (Doug) of Caruthersville, and Hubert (Pete) of Caruthersville; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Laverne Reno of Caruthersville; two brothers, Bill and Basil of Lexington; five sisters, Mrs. Mae Springer of Memphis, Mrs. Annie Tate of Bernie, Mrs. Hester Herron of Steele, and Mrs. Willie Barr and Mrs. Bea Coffman of Lexington; and 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ed Adams, Earl Curtis, Roy Gill, J.C. Goodman, Levi Woods, and Neal Quinn. Interment was in the Maple cemetery with the H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville in charge. [Unknown newspaper, c. June 1990 - AJ - Sub. by FoFG]
Death notice--The body of John Pence was found just north of Pascola one night last week. A Frisco train had struck him. [Scott County Citizen, December 13, 1907, submitted by A. Newell]
Louisa L. Ross
ROSS - Louisa L, wife of Bro Stephen M Ross, was born 25 May 1844. She professed religion in Pemiscott co, Mo, in the summer of 1868. She went to live with Christ on 18 Sept 1877. - Irvin A Ewing (Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on November 28, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.
Bro James was born 11 Dec 1838. He profession religion in Pemiscot co, Mo, in the summer of 1869, and died 21 Nov 1877 May God bless and help his 3 sons that are left behind to follow his example. Arnold
[Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and
Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877
ÃƒÂ¢€Ã¢€Å“ Dec. 1879; 2 Jan. 1878; tr. by Kim Mohler]
Omer Thomas O'Neal
Omer Thomas O'Neal, age 71, ofBragg City, died Jan 31, (1982) in a Kennett, MO hospital afterseveral months of illness. He was born Sept. 10, 1911 atAttica, a son of the late James and Jennie Hibbard O'Neal. Survivors include his wife, Ivern Goodman O'Neal; two sons,Travis and Allen O'Neal, both of Bragg City; five grandchildren;one great-grandchild; six brothers, Joe O'Neal, Rockford, IL,Raymond and Leman O'Neal, Bloomfield, MO, Earl and Fred O'Neal,Pocahontas, Glenn O'Neal, Nashville, TN; six sisters, MaymeMcChonnagghay and Faye Wheeler of Flint, MI; Juanita Rankins,Grey Ridge, MO; Opal Smith, Henderson, TN; and Lavelle Young,Clearwater, FL.
Funeral services were held Feb. 3, in Bragg City Church ofChrist. Burial followed in Kennett, MO. --Contributed by FredaRoberts
Ernest Lorenza Hickerson
YOUTH KILLED BY AUTO AT CARUTHERSVILLE
Caruthersville -Ernest Lorenza Hickerson, 10-year-old son of Leonard Hickerson, was killed instantlyTuesday night when struck by a car driven by Albert Mangrum,barber of this place.
The boy stepped into the street from between parked cars andhaving the collar of his overcoat around his face and neck,he failed to see the approaching car. The driver of the carwas exonerated.
The Sikeston Herald Jan. 27, 1938
REYNO, AR--Louis Vaughn, 71, of Reyno, died Feb. 6, 1998 at Randolph County Medical Center. He was born Mar. 22, 1926 at Hayti, Mo., and was a retired factory worker.
He is survived by his wife, Jewel Vaughn of the home; two daughters, Nancy Susan Shelton of Hartford, Mich., and Michelle Anders of Holland, Mich.; three sisters, Tennie Evett of Coloma, Mich., Hazel Handley of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Ella Davis of Winnetka, Ill.; three brothers, T. J. Vaughn and James Vaughn of Poplar Bluff and Mack Vaughn of Blytheville (AR); seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in the Wilson Funeral Home in Blytheville. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Mich., with Rev. Guy Keiser officiating. Calvin Funeral Home of Hartford was in charge of arrangements there. --Pocahontas (AR) Star Herald, Feb. 12, 1998; submitted by Freda Roberts.
Charlie Wrenfrow, 90, of Hayti, Mo., passed away there Wednesday, Apr. 21,1982. He was born Sept. 11, 1891 in Randolph County,(AR) a son of the late John and Callie Bellah Wrenfrow.
He is survived by a son, Wilburn Renfrow of Ypsilanti,Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Caldwell, also of Ypsilanti;four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in theChapel of McNabb Funeral Home (in Pocahontas, AR) with DeweyThompson officiating. Burial followed in BellahCemetery with McNabb's in charge. --Pocahontas Star Herald, April 29, 1982; submitted by FredaRoberts.
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