SIKESTON - Lillie Mae Heavener, 84, died at 1:15 a.m. Aug. 28, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner.
Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Athens, Ala., daughter of the late Bennie W. and Minnie Roberts Holt, she lived most of her life in Sikeston and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blodgett. Co-owner and operator of Heavener Produce with her husband until her retirement in 1983, she volunteered for 11 years at Miner Nursing Center prior to becoming a resident there.
On Jan. 13, 1940, she married George M. Heavener who preceded her in death on July 10, 1985.
Four brothers, Floyd Holt, Curtis Holt, J.B. Holt and Ed Holt, also preceded her in death.
Surviving are: two sons, Charles Heavener of Chapel Hill, Tenn., and Jim Heavener of Spring Hill, Tenn.; one daughter, Vera "Sis" Green of Fenton, Mich.; two brothers, Kirby Holt of Sikeston and Earl Holt of Benton; one sister, Lorene Crader of Sikeston; and 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Her son, Jim Heavener of Spring Hill, Tenn., will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Unity Cemetery near Benton.
Pallbearers will be: Kevin Holt, Leann Kraft, Kyle Morrow, Susie Logston, Jimmie Heavener and Michelle Ruppel.