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Ranzie Gordon Maynard

Friday, August 11, 2006

Ranzie Gordon Maynard, son of the late John A. and Annie E. Edge Maynard, was born in Guntersville, Ala., on Dec. 25, 1919, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at the age of 86.

He had lived in St. Louis, Chicago, Ill., and Arizona, and had lived in Dexter for 30 years before moving to Wappapello several years ago. He was a retired welder, watchmaker, and farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served during World War II.

On July 2, 1943, he was married to Alma Hunt in Dexter.

Surviving are his wife, Alma Maynard of Wappapello; five daughters, Donna Short of Festus, Nannie E. Redd of Valley Mines, Peggy Smack of Stacy, Minn., Lois Crowley of Columbia, and Joy Zimmer of Roscoe, Ill.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Johnny Maynard of Virginia Beach, Va.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmie E. Maynard and Troy Ray Maynard; three brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bob Taylor of Wappapello officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Stoddard County Veterans Honor Team.

Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.