SIKESTON - Darrell Ellis Alcorn, 84, died Nov. 11, 2001, at his home.
Born June 13, 1917, in Greenway, Ark., son of the late Ellis and Wrista Alcorn, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM, a Shriner with the Moolah Temple in St. Louis, past president of the SEMO Shrine Club, member of the SEMO Shrine Horse Patrol and member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3319 in Sikeston, Chapter 137 Order of the Eastern Star and Elks Lodge 2319.
Active in business and service to the Sikeston community, he owned Alcorn Real Estate and Insurance Company and was an area management broker for HUD Housing for 23 years. The Business and Professional Women's Club named him Sikeston Business Man of the Year in 1968.
On Sept. 12, 1935, he married Juanita Branum who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, William "Bill" and Wendy Alcorn of Ocala, Fla.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Bonnie and Richard Zugschwendt of Hernando, Fla., and Nancy Wymer of Sikeston; two brothers, Delmar Alcorn of Sikeston and C.D. Alcorn of Morley; two sisters, Ruth Chaney and Blanche McDonald of Sikeston; six grandchildren, Stan Vardell of Columbus, Ohio, Vickie Stewart of Maude, Texas, Kim Harmon of Ballwin, Kathy Riffey and Karen Alcorn of Nashville, Tenn., and David Alcorn of Cape Girardeau; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were one son, Bobby Lee Alcorn; one brother, Dale Alcorn; one sister, Gladys Kindred; and one granddaughter, Nancy Lee.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where Masonic rites are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. William F. "Bill" Koch, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
may be sent to
For Crippled Children
2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo. 63131-3597
First United Methodist Church
1307 N. Main St.
Sikeston, Mo. 63801
or to a charity of the donor's choice