Hershel D. Elsworth, son of the late Homer C. Elsworth and Madgie Bell Pardon Elsworth, was born on May 4, 1941, at Bernie and died at his residence in Wappapello on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at the age of 65.
Mr. Elsworth had worked at Kesco's in St. Louis and Tyson's in Dexter. He was of the General Baptist faith.
He was united in marriage to Barbara E. Winberry on Dec. 22, 1962, at Valley View Heights, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara E. Elsworth of Poplar Bluff; three sons, Ricky Dean Elsworth of Muldrow, Okla., Joie Dewayne Ellsworth of Harviell, and Timothy Ray Elsworth of Poplar Bluff; three daughters, Patricia Ann Rudd of Harviell, Karen Denise Clow and Pamela G. Wilson, both of Dexter; one brother, Glendle Elsworth of Malden; three sisters, Louise Hobgood of Bernie, Laurissa Jean Brandon and Brenda Brown, both of Dexter; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death other than by his parents by two brothers, Leon and Chalmer Elsworth; and two sisters, Donis and Linda Elsworth.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2006, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Williams officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.