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4B News-Leader Thursday, March 21, 1996 Page edited by Ashli Greenwood; call 836-1199 after 5 p.m. Johnny Lee Wilson Lawrence County, Sheriff David Tatum and Deputy Doug Seneker are named in the suit. The Associated Press KANSAS CITY Six months after a go vernor's pardon freed him from a life prison sentence, Johnny Lee Wilson has filed a federal la wsuit against Lawrence County and Sheriff David Tatum. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court seeks more, than $50,000. Wilson claims his civil rights were violated when sheriffs deputies arrested him for the 1986 murder of an elderly Aurora woman. The lawsuit claims Wilson was illegally questioned, witnesses were coerced and information was withheld as investigators built their case. The lawsuit also names as defen Death Notices Mary Lou Andrews Martin J. Barainyak Freddie Jefferson Bass Pauline Marie Buchanan 1 Delbert Leroy Crouch Alene M. Falls ' Ieonard L. Gariss . Esther Hobaugh Douglas Conrad Jenkins . Earl T. Jordan ; Chong Eun Kim ' Radie Leroy Marler Gilga "Jill" Nutt Dorothy Robbins Elmer Ranee Souder Ethel Mae Swarthout Uettie Jean Sweigart Martha M. Thiessen Ruby Thompson Nola Magnolia Tuter Carolyn K. Woods (Notices contain service and death information only.) Mary Lou Andrews, 63 BUFFALO Services for Mary Lou Andrews, Buffalo, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Cantlon Funeral Home with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Andrews, a nurse, died at 6:03 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center South. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Martin J. Barainyak, 67 CONWAY Services for Martin J. Barainyak, Conway, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Marshfield Church of Christ with burial in St. Luke Cemetery under direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield. Mr. Barainyak, a retired civil service employee, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday in his home. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Freddie Jefferson Bass, 62 FORDLAND Services for Fred Obituaries Hazel Adell Bridges HUMANSVILLE - Hazel Adell Bridges, 94, Humansville, daughter of Alice May and Clarence Lincoln Maynard, was born near Guthrie, Okla., March 7, 1902, and passed away in Humansville March 19, 1996. She was married Nov. 27, 1919, to Willis Weaver Bridges. They were the parents of eight children. She was a member of Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, John L, Stockton, Wilbur, Rogersville, and Harold Gene, Palmyra; three daughters, Thelma E. Bugg, Stockton, and Virginia Thompson and Dorothy Vlckers, both of Humansville; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and three nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1961; two sons, Erwin O. and Clarence R.; and a granddaughter, Joyce Ann Bridges. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with Bro. Ralph Benham officiating. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or American Lung Association. i)M.W'i')pwyT),yllll)l.uiwJijii,aiiiuiiiTO Freda Burch Ellis Freda Burch Ellis, 73, Springfield, was born July 7, 1921, and passed away March 17, 1996, In her home. She will be missed for her dants Deputy Doug Seneker and officers Arthur Owen, Steve Kahre, Bill Merritt and Bill Wegrzyn. Tatum did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment. Eric Steinle, an attorney for Wilson, refused to comment on the case. "Because we don't like to try these cases in the press, we think it's better to ... let the lawsuit speak for itself," Steinle said. Wilson was pardoned by Gov. Mel Carnahan in September after serving nine years in the death of family friend Pauline Martz, 79. She was beaten, bound, and burned to death when her house was set on fire. die Jefferson Bass, Fordland, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church, Rogersville, with burial in White Oak Cemetery under direction of Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville. Mr. Bass, a retired salesman, died Sunday in his home. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Pauline Marie Buchanan, 78 MONETT No services are planned for Pauline Marie Buchanan, Monett. At her request, the body has been donated to medical science. Arrangements are under direction of Buchanan Funeral Home. Mrs. Buchanan, a homemaker, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in Cox-Monett Hospital. Delbert Leroy Crouch, 71 AVA Graveside services for Delbert Leroy Crouch, Ava, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Souder Cemetery under direction of Ragan-Thieme Funeral Home. Mr. Crouch, an orchard supervisor, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday in Mea-dowbrook Manor. Visitation will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home Alene M. Falls, 82 JASPER, Ind. Services for Alene M. Falls, Jasper, Ind., formerly of Charlestown, Ind., will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Becher and Kluesner Downtown Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. Falls died at 9:31 p.m. Monday in Jasper Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Leonard L. Gariss, 72 LAMAR Services for Leonard L. Gariss, Lamar, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Daniel Funeral Home with burial in Lake Cemetery. great sense of humor, caring and loving nature, sweet smile and giving and trusting ways. She was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church where she trusted in God and believed In mankind. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Sandra and Tommy Sneed; a son-in-law, E. Reed Doke; grandchildren, David Doke and his wife, Allison, Daniel Doke and his wife, Anna, Richie Sneed and Kristi Sneed Neukirch and her husband, Jeff; brothers and sisters, Harold and Ralph Burch, Fern Goodman and Mildred and Wilma Lane; many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maggie Mae and Rancy Burch; her husband, Thomas "Skipper" Ellis; and her wonderful daughter, Sharon Kay Doke. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Bill Muench officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at their convenience after 3 p.m. today in the funeral home where formal visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today. The casket will remain closed at all times. Hah C. "Bobbie" Ferrell ROGERSVILLE - llah C. "Bobble" Ferrell, 78, Rogersville, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 1996, in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born Sept. 20, 1917, in Rogersville and was united in marriage Feb. 25, 1939, in Ozark to Sherman G. Ferrell, who preceded her in death in 1984. A lifelong resident of the Rogersville area, Bobbie was owner of Silver Bell Mobile Home Park, a member of Harmony Baptist Church and Bethel Chapter No. 281, Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by a daughter and her hsuband, Jeri and Jimmie Lee, Rogersville; a grandson and his wife, Jeff and Melissa Lee; two great-grandsons, Jared and Jordan Lee, all of Springfield; two nephews; three great-nieces; files federal lawsuit In the past, Wilson's supporters have called for a federal grand jury to investigate Tatum, saying the mildly retarded Wilson was innocent and was manip Wilson ulated into confessing. Wilson entered an Afford plea an acknowledgment that enough evidence exists for a conviction, but not an admission of guilt to a charge of first-degree murder in April 1987. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole. "The criminal justice system in this case failed Johnny Lee Wilson for nearly a decade as a direct result Mr. Gariss, a salesperson, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Esther Hobaugh, 88 RICHLAND No services are planned for Esther Hobaugh, Richland. The body has been cremated under direction of Colonial Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Hobaugh, a homemaker, died at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday in Windsor Estates. Douglas Conrad Jenkins, 44 Services for Douglas Conrad Jenkins, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. today in Thieme, a Heritage Funeral Home, with burial with military honors in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Mr. Jenkins, a painter, died at 3 a.m. Monday in Mount Vernon Park Care Center of liver disease. Earl T. Jordan, 72 WHEATLAND Memorial services for Earl T. Jordan, Wheatland, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church with private burial in Dooly Bend Cemetery under direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home. Mr. Jordan, an insurance consultant, died Tuesday afternoon in St. John's Regional Health Center. Chong Eun Kim, 35 Memorial services for Chong Eun Kim, Springfield, will be at 5:30 p.m. today in Korean Presbyterian Church. The body has been cremated under direction of Byrgan Mortuary, Stanford, Calif. Mrs. Kim, a homemaker, died Friday in Stanford Hospital, Stanford, Calif., of leukemia. and three great-nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy, In 1951; and two brothers. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, 1996, in Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Neil officiating. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery under direction of Ayre-Goodwin-Lee, a Heritage Funeral Home at Rivermonte. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family has requested memorial donations be made to Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Building Fund, 601 St. Louis, Springfield, Mo. 65806, or to Children's Miracle Network, Cox Health Systems, 1423 N. Jefferson, Springfield, Mo. 65802. In Loving Memory Clair George April 16, 1924 March 21, 1991 You will always be the Wind Beneath Our Wings. Your Family Love Louise Gilmore Love Louise Gilmore, 87, Springfield, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 1996, in St. John's Regional Health Center. Love was born March 13, 1909, in Fredrick, Okla., to Louis O. and Minnie Love Smith. She graduated from high school in Belle and attended S.M.S. for three years. She was married to the late Paul Gilmore. She was a teacher, a restaurant hostess and a grocery store clerk. Love retired at the age of 76. She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 56 years. She Is survived by two cousins, Bernice Hartung, Sullivan, and Ken Lehnhoff, Springfield; and two longtime friends, Winnie Hooper and lona Hof-felt, both of Springfield. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 1996, in Gor- of the intentional and reckless acts and omissions of the law enforcement officials of Lawrence County, Missouri," the lawsuit said. "As a result of these intentional and reckless acts and omissions, Johnny Lee Wilson, an innocent man, lost nearly a decade of this life along with the rights and freedoms that other innocent citizens enjoy." Steinle declined to say where Wilson is living or to answer questions about his activities. Wilson, 30, spoke of enjoying simple things like ball games and professional wrestling. And he said he was no longer angry with authorities like Tatum. But in an interview with The Associated Press, he promised a civil lawsuit and said: "The cops will get theirs; it's not over yet." Radie Leroy Marler, 63 URBANA Services for Radie Leroy Marler, Urbana, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cantlon Funeral Home, Urbana, with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Marler, a retired diesel mechanic, died at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday in Citizens Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Gilga 'Jill' Nutt, 89 Graveside services for Gilga "Jill" Nutt, Springfield, will be at 11 a.m. today in Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery, Rogers, Ark., under direction of Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville. Mrs. Nutt, a retired teacher, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Dorothy Robbins, 61 EXETER Graveside services for Dorothy Robbins, Exeter, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Maplewood Cemetery under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Mrs. Robbins, a homemaker, died Wednesday morning in South Barry County Hospital. Elmer Ranee Souder, 71 MOUNTAIN GROVE Services for Elmer Ranee Souder, Mountain Grove, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home with burial in Lone Star Cemetery south of Mountain Grove. Mr. Souder, a retired railroad engineer, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday in Ozarks Medical Center. Friends may call at their convenience in the funeral home. Ethel Mae Swarthout, 90 VIENNA Services for Ethel Mae Swarthout, Vienna, will be at 2 p.m. The obituaries and memoriams listed below are paid announcements. The death notices are published at no charge. Obituary Charges are $1.75 per line Monday through Saturday and $1.95 per line for Sunday. There is an additional charge for pictures. Obituaries may be called or faxed to the News-Leader Monday through Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. You may call 417-836-1183 or 1-800-695-1972. man-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with the Rev. Lindal Wor-thum officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Chester Johnny Hefton Chester Johnny Hefton, 90, Springfield, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 1996, in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born Aug. 26, 1905, In Phillipsburg, the son of the late Charlie and Emma Sulton Hefton. He was a retired cheese processing cook, having worked at Kraft Foods for 23 years. He was a longtime member of Boulevard Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Alice Matthews Hefton, of the home; a son, Wayne; a daugher and her husband, Linda and Bill Millard, all of Springfield; two grandsons, Bryan and Randy Millard; a brother, Ermel Hefton, Lebanon; several nieces and nephews; and a host of many friends. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday In Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at their convenience after 3 p.m. today in the funeral home where formal visitaiton will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to Boulevard Baptist Church, Springfield. 1 ,'-1 i-l ". J Car chase ends In Mike Penprase News-Leader Emergency workers try to stabilize one of three people injured in a one-car crash Wednesday night near National Avenue and Meadow-mere Street. Witnesses said the car was chasing another auto about 70 mph when the driver lost control and the car struck a pole. Saturday in Vienn; United Methodist Church with burial in Vienna Public Cemetery under direction of Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home. Mrs. Swarthout, a teacher, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Maries Manor Healthcare Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to li:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday in the church. Bettie Jean Sweigart, 69 Memorial services for Bettie Jean Sweigart, Springfield, "vill be at 2 p.m. today in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee, a Heritage Funeral Home at River-monte, with burial at a later date in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. The body has been cremated. Mrs. Sweigart, a retired telephone operator, died at 2:25 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center South. Martha M. Thiessen, !1 Services for Martha M. Thiessen, Springfield, formerly of Bolivar, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Murray Funeral Home, Bolivar, with burial in Slagle Cemetery south of Bolivar. Mrs. Thiessen, a homemaker, died at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday in St. John's Regional Health Center. Visitation will be from 7 10 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Ruby Thompson, 74 Graveside services for Ruby Thompson, Springfield, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Hazelwood Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Mrs. Thompson, a retired seamstress, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in St. John's Regional Health Center. Friends may call at their convenience after 3 p.m. today in the funeral home. Lerah Elizabeth Holdway Lerah Elizabeth Holdway, 83, Springfield, died at 7 a.m. March 20, 1996, in Primrose Place Healthcare Center, where she had resided since Dec. 28, 1995. Lerah was born in Webster County near Beach on Dec. 29, 1912, to Ira and Cora Mar-lin Stever and had resided in Springrfield since 1970. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Evangelical Methodist Church, Marshfield. She was married on Sept. 4, 1935, to Hollis A. Hold-way, who preceded her in death July 28, 1967. She is survived by two sont and their wives, Doyle M. and Gerry, Spokane, Wash., and Donald R. and Dorothy; two daughters, Evelyn J. McNabb and Joyce A. Holdway, all of Springfield; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 1996, in St. Luke Cemetery north of Marshfield with the Revs. J.D. Little and Earl Speer officiating under direction of Arthur's Colonial Chapel, Marshfield. Visitaiton for friends and relatives will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 1996, in the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1423 N. Jefferson, Springfield. t - v ' John Alfred Polodna John Alfred Polodna, 76, Springfield, passed away March 19, 1996, in Maranatha Village after a long illness. . M a wreck; three Injured Nola Magnolia Tuter, 75 Graveside services for Nola Magnolia Tuter, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. today in White Chapel Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Mrs. Tuter, a homemaker, died at 3:17 a.m. Sunday in Nixa Park Care Center. Carolyn K. Woods, 58 Services for Carolyn K. Woods, Springfield, will be at 3 p.m. today in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial at a later date. Mrs. Woods a homemaker, died Monday in Franciscan Villa. Other Deaths Listed below are notices of recent deaths of present or former residents of southwest Missouri. More details will be published when information is available. Donald Leroy Asbury, 57, Springfield, died Wednesday in his home. Arrangements will be announced by Klingner Mortuary. Lois Denny, 70, Springfield, died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday in Springfield Residential Center. Arrangements will be announced by Thieme, a Heritage Funeral Home. Jerry B. Drummond, 64, Springfield, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday in his home. Arrangements will be announced by Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Kristi Lynn McCoy, 19, Richland, died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday in Breech Medical Center, Lebanon, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Arrangements will be announced by Colonial Funeral Chapel. John C. Steel, 66, Ozark, died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in St. John's Regional Health Center. Arrangements will be announced by Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark. He was born Aug. 17, 1919, in Polk County to Frank and Mary Lanka Polodna. John served his nation in the Army in World War II in the Pacific Campaign and was decorated for his service as a combat infantryman. He was employed for many years by M.F.A. Packing Division and retired later from M.F.A. Farm Supply. He married Eveline Marie Elkins in 1948. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and American Legion Post No. 69. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marie, of the home; a son and his wife, Gary and Dixie; a granddaughter and her husband, Lori and Robert Haddock, all of Springfield; a sister and her husband, Lucy and Ed Hejna, Bolivar; a very special brother-in-law, George Elkins, Springfield; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and many brothers and sisters. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, 1996, in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Anthony Shidler, O.S.B., celebrant. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery with military rites by Veterans' Memorial Team under direction of Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut, Springfield. Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home with visitation to follow. Fr. Joel Derks, O.S.B., will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri, 3653 South Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65807. Save 42 With A Home Delivery Subscription '?-day home delivery rale compared to the 7 day single copy rate. v

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