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6A May 6, 2004 For the Record The Cuba Free Press w Obituaries William James Barnett William James Barnett, 96, died April 26, 2004 at Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Barnett was bern May 23, 1907 in Cuba, Missouri, the son of Alva J. and Florence (Glaser) Barnett. In 1937 he married Pocahontas M. Thompson and she survives. His parents and sister, Mildred Sebastion, preceded him in death. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, William James Barnett, Jr. (Jill), of Cuba, Missouri and two grandsons, William James Barnett, III, of Berkeley, California and Andrew Price Barnett, of St. Louis, Missouri. A 1925 graduate of Cuba High School, he graduated from the University of Missouri- Columbia with a degree in Business in 1929. He served as president of the School of Business and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. For a short time, he worked for Barnett Ford Motor Co. Then, Dr. Middlebush, president of Missouri University, recommended him to Harvard University and in 1932 Mr. Barnett graduated with a MBA in Finance. After Harvard, he joined Kresge Co. as Assistant Manager of their Forth Worth, Texas store. He earned just $150 per month, but recalled that an entire dinner cost just 15 cents! In 1935 he moved to Columbia, Missouri and purchased the Columbia Credit Bureau. He served in the Army at Camp Walters, Texas from late 1942 until mid 1943 and received an honorable discharge due to age. Mr. Barnett then joined Halund Manufacturing Company in Latrobe, Pennsylvania where he served as assistant plant manager. Halund made plastic forms which were used to make rubber gas tanks for the B-29. He oten traveled to Buffalo, New York City, Toronto, and Montreal to visit such clients as Firestone, Huitt Rubber and Goodyear. He later became General Manager. He tells the story that one night it was storm- ing and his wife, Pokie, called him to come home. He left the plant to soothe his wife's fear of storms. When he returned to the plant every- one was sitting outside. An alarm had sounded and they were waiting for him to tell them w.hat to do. In 1945 he returned to Columbia to take over management of the Credit Bureau. In 1961 Mr. Barnett sold the Credit Bureau and purchased Central Billing Service which bought accounts receivables from select businesses. In 1959 his father, A.J. Barnett, President of Peoples Bank, Cuba, Missouri died. Mr. Barnett was then elected President, a position he held until he was elected Chairman in 1976 and later Chairman Emeritus in 1994. He was a member of the Columbia and Cuba Chamber of Commerce and a long time member of the Columbia Rotary Club. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Visitation was held at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri Tuesday, April 27, 2004 from 5- 8 p.m. Graveside services were held April 28, 2004 at Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. Memorial donations may be given to Crawford County R-II Scholarship Fund or Viva Cuba, Inc. PO Box H, Cuba, MO 65453. CARDETTI SPRING SALE 20-40% Off Wallpaper By Blonder 60% Off Largo var=ety of Special Order Bhnds. Pleated & Cellular shades 2 Wood & Faux Wood Bhnds tmc 56 Rex Edward "Pete" Bryan Rex Edward "Pete" Bryan of Orlando, Florida was born on October 5, 1948 in Waynesville Hospital, Waynesville, Missouri to the union of Paul Bryan and Lorraine (Perschbacker) Bryan and passed away on April 29, 2004 at Orlando, Florida. Rex was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lorraine, one brother, Ray Bryan, and one nephew, Brian Stites. He went to Cuba R-2 school, graduated and then went into the Air Force and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. Rex fought cancer for over a year. Those who survive to mourn his passing from this life are his wife, Debbie of Orlando; one son Damon of Orlando; two daughters, Kim and husband TJ of Hawaii and Kelly and hus- band Richard of North Carolina; nine grand- children; two sisters, Sharon Thomas and hus- band Walter of Orlando, Florida and Sherry Stites of Cuba, Mo.; many nieces; nephews; aunts and uncles; other relatives and friends. Rex was a loving father, brother, uncle, good friend to all who knew him and will be sadly missed. Memorial services for Rex Edward Bryan will be at a later date in Orlando, Florida. Edward Jamison Edward Jamison, son of Harry and Harriet Jamison, was born in Steelville, Missouri February .21, 1920. He came to St. Louis at an early age and lived with his aunt Dallas Greenly. He did construction work until he went into the Army in 1941 to 1945 and received an hon- orable discharge. He married Charlotte Green on June 7, 1950. Edward joined West Side Missionary Baptist Church. He drove eighteen-wheeler trucks with various companies until he retired. His hobbies were fishing and hunting. He had two brothers, Darley and George, beth of whom preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his devoted wife, Charlotte; his mother-in-law, Lucy Johnson; his sister, Eva Britt; two cousins, Geneva Burton and Audrey Johnson; nephews, Roy Dell and Harris Brown, Jr.; and a host of other relatives and friends. The eulogy was given by Rev. Floyd Morris. Serving as pallbearers were Donald Looney, Sr., Donald Looney, Jr., and Charles White. Interment was in National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks. Services were under the direction of Wade Twin Chapel Funeral Home, St. Louis, Missouri. Some Steelville residents will remember the Jamison family who purchased a farm on Cherry Valley creek in 1896. Their youhgest son Harry lived there until his death in 1974. Taylor P. Kersey Taylor P. Kersey of Sylvester, Georgia (for- merly of Cuba, Me.)was bern on December 24, 1910 at Obion County, Tennessee to the union of Charlie Lee Kersey and Linnie Taylor Kersey and passed away on May 1, 2004 at Sylvester, Georgia at the age of 93 years. On September 12, 1934 Taylor was united in marriage to Mabel Heseman at Edwardsville, Illinois. One son, Richard, was born to this union. They were happily married until Mabel preceded him in death on June 13, 1980. Taylor was a member of the Cuba Masonic Lodge No. 312' and a member of the Northside Baptist Church of Sylvester, Georgia. Those who survive to mourn his passing from this life are his loving son, Richard Kersey; a number of nephews and nieces including Charles and Janet Howard of Sylvester, Georgia, with whom he made his home with; other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at I p.m. at the Lickcreek Cemetery, Cuba, Mo. with Rev. Ben McDaniel officiating. Interment was in the Lickcreek Cemetery, Cuba, Mo. All local arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo. Herbert Frank Martin Herbert Frank Martin passed away suddenly in Springfield, Missouri on April 20, 2004 at the age of 46 years. He was born on January 23, 1958 in Steelville, Missouri to the union of Ray Martin and the late Bessie "Pud" Martin of Steelville, Missouri. Those who survive to mourn his passing from this life are his father and step-mother Ray and Yvonne Martin of Steelville, Me.; two sis- ters, Kay Thomas and husband Bill of Cuba, Me., and Judy Crisman of Springfield, Me.; two brothers Jack Martin of Cuba, Me. and Ernie Martin and wife Zanada of Steelville, Me.; spe- cial friend Linda Shields of Springfield, Me.; our dear uncle, relative and friend. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, great- uncle, and good friend to all who knew him. All arrangements wee made at the Greenlawn Funeral Home in Springfield, Me. Graveside services were held on Sunday, April 25, 2004 in the Steelville Cemetery with his family. Interment was in the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Me. Albert Louis Miller Albert Louis Miller was born Sunday May 31, 1908 at Steelville, Missouri, a son of the late Louis Albert Miller and Lula May (Eggers) Miller. He departed this life Saturday April 24, 2004, at the Hospice Easy Living, Wichita, Kansas. On September 11, 1935, at Steelville, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Hattie May Brand. They enjoyed forty years together before her death, March 13, 1975. He was also preceded in death by one brother, William Miller and wife Ivy and two siters, Helen and husband Addison Wright and Hilda Miller. Among those who remain to mourn his pass- ing are his two devoted daughters, Alberta Jiskra and husband Alvin of Lyndon, Kansas and Mary Lou Hollabaugh and husband Jim of Wichita, Kansas; three grandchildren, Debra Cotter and husband Joe of Wichita, Kansas, Rebecca Becker and husband Brian of Keota, Iowa and Rhonda Jiskra of Lyndon, Kansas; six great grandchildren, Cortnee Roster, Desirea Rosier, Spenser Becker, Sage Becker, Shae Lynn Becker and Dakota Jiskra; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Albert Miller lay in state 6-8 p.m. Wednesday April 28, 2004, at the Britton Eros. Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Thursday April 29, 2004, in the Britton Chapel with Dr. Cardis Bryan offi- ciating. Committal prayers and interment were in Pleasant Point Cemetery, rural Steelville, Missouri. Honoring Albert as pallbearers were Brian Becker, Donald Brand, Alan Brand, Joe Cotter, Dale Woodruff and Paul Woodruff. Arrangements were entrusted to Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. See Obituaries page 7A i Missouri State Highway Patrol Report - Troop I of the Misquri State "'I-Yhy Patrol recoedd six acciients occurring in Crawford County from April 25 to May 2. April 26 at 5 a.m. on Route F, eight miles north of Cuba, a 2004 Freightliner tractor-trail- er was southbound and trav- eled off the right side of the road and overturned in the ditch. The freightliner was driven by Gurinder Grewal, age 25, of Ontario, Canada. He was taken to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center by North Crawford Ambulance. He was not wearing a seat belt. April 28, 5:45 p.m., an acci- dent occurred on Moutray Road, three miles east of Steelville. A 1992 Pontiac, northbound, driven by Spencer Michaels, age 17, St. Louis, Missouri, lost control of the vehicle on a curve, ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Injured in the accident were Spencer Michaels and he was taken to the Me Baptist Hospital in Sullivan by the Steelville Ambulance. Also injured was Elizabeth Thillen, age 17, of Steelville, Missouri, Missouri. She was flown by Arch Helicopter to St. John's Hospital in Creve Coeur, Missouri. April 28, 3:45 p.m., an acci- dent occurred when a 1986 Ford, eastbound, driven by Brad Tinker, age 41, Steelville, Missouri, skidded into the westbound land of Missouri Highway 8, into the path of a 1995 Chevrolet, driven by Barbara Hardin, age 26, Steelville, Missouri and the vehicles collided. Tinker was cited for careless and imprudent driving. Other charges pending. Injured in the accident were Barbara Hardin and Alissa, age four, daughter of Barbara Hardin. They were taken to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center by Steelville Ambulance. They were all wearing seat belts. An accident occurred April 29 at 7:40 a.m. on RoUte H, two miles south of the outer road, Bourbon, when Jerry Schoffstall, age nine, Bourbon, Missouri, stepped into the roadway and was struck by a 1993 Mercury Topaz, south- bound driven by Roy Harmon, age, 75, Bourbon. Schoffstall was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital by private vehicle. April 30 an occurred, on the North road in Bourbon, when Chevrolet, westbound, by Charles Head, Salem, Missouri ran road and struck a culvert i ditch. He was wearing a seat Injured in the the driver and Amanda age 24, wife of the was not wearing a Both were taken to Missouri Baptist North Crawford May 2, 3:40 p.m., an occurred when a 1988 southbound, on Route N, miles south of Bourbon, rounding a curve and lost trol, running off the right of the roadway, striking a embankment and onto its top. Injured in the accident the driver, Angola 28, Bourbon, Missouri. taken to the Missouri Hospital of Sullivan by Crawford County EMS. She was wearing Don't drink & Hutson Funeral Home offers this space to churches and other non-profit pose of announcing events and special fund raisers. To use this space call the Hutson by noon on Monday. VIVA CUBA'S 2ND ANNUAL CHAIRI-TABLE AUCTION WaI-Mart Saturday, May 8, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Silent Auction 0 Painted Furniture ends at 1:00 p.m. Krispy Kreme Donuts; Viva C Logo T's; Baked goods; BBQ by the Stewarts; watch for the o . I designed and painted furniture by local artists. "Everyone Invited" Luau/Meet The Candidate Randy E. Marti For Sheriff ::..:: :::: :: We are holding a fundraiser for Randy's campaigS May 8th, 2004 at the Cuba Knights of Columbus tl at 1-44 & Hwy. UU, just east of Cuba. Take this time to come out and meet Randy. He will be available day for his supporters' to ask questions & get to know him. We have "HUGE" LIVE AUCTION planned, with over 100 items. There are several items for Mom, just in time for Mother's Day. We have the following items & more... 6 Man Raft Trip, 3 Bedroom Cabin Rental - Blue Springs Ranch; Cardinal Tickets - West Chrysler; Air Compressor - Hood's; Tire Changes - Ralph's OK; Tacos - Taco Bell; Pizza - Hut; Gym Membership - Taurus Gym; BBQ Dinner For 2 - MO Hick BBQ; 1881 Silver Dollar Roger Martin; Portable Radio - Jerry's RCA; Oil Changes - Bourbon Tire; Skil Saw - Brad & Mounce Construction; Western Shirts - Rio Grande; Garden Tilling, Camping Lantern, Tackl= Several Hand Tools, Tinkerbell Throw. "Blow for morn. q'm sure she would love something from Floral Arrangement - Watson's Florist; Gift Basket - Flower Company; $20 Gift Certificate'It Flowers; Fresh Roses-2 Doz., 1 Doz. & More; Hair Care - The Look, Cut 'N Corner's, Twi $100 Avon Basket - Daphne Mounce; Full set of Nails - The "Look" - Sullivan; Etched Platter; Tanning - Including Spray Tan-The "Look", Video World, E-Z Cuts; Chocolate Covered Strawberries - Creative CreationS. ALL OF THIS AND MORE .,'-" You are sure to find something need. you CAKE WALK-ALL DAY "COTTON CANDY" f  " GAMES: DUCK POND - RING TOSS-HOLE IN ONE GoL !  FINISH LINE - HAY STACK 'i NOT A REGISTERED VOTER? No problem, we have voter's registra FREE FOOD: SMOKED PORK FRESH HOMEMADE ItO  While they last! Thank you "Du Kum Inn", fresh fruit & more. ! "Don't Miss the Fun" This is the place to be SatUrdaY www.cubafreepress.com Paid for by committee to elect Martin for Sheriff, Darrell Layman. CPA, Treasurer martinforsheriff@ go.com