Wendell I. Shirrell, the son of Karen Stotts Shirrell and the late Ivan Shirrell, was born in Advance on Aug. 30, 1961, and died at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 14, 2002, at the age of 41. Mr. Shirrell was a graduate of the Zalma High School and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dongola. Surviving are his mother, Karen Shirrell of Zalma; one brother, Darrell Shirrell of Zalma; one sister, Ramona Younger of Gipsy; and maternal grandmother Lottie Meese of Sturdivant. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Ronnie Winchester of Brownwood officiating. Interment followed in the Berrong Cemetery near Gipsy with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.