NEW MADRID - Milas Ware Walker, 73, died March 7, 2004, at his home.
Born Sept. 17, 1931, in Mississippi, son of the late Eddie and Corrine Harris Walker, he was a farmer and member of the Howardville First Baptist Church.
His wife, Willie Mae Walker, survives.
Other survivors include: six sons and four daughters-in-law, Johnnie and Minvera Walker, Tyrone Walker and Gerome and Rhonda Walker of Cape Girardeau, Milas and Della Walker Jr. of Howardville and John and Lashonda Brown and Joey Brown of St. Louis; 10 daughters and five sons-in-law, Joyce and Nathaniel Shipp of Grand Prairie, Texas, Mary Brown and Neva and Darryl Glenn of St. Louis, Linda and Johnny Miller and Alice Jean Smothers of West Memphis, Ark., and Mary Louise Walker, Louis and Tyrone Garner, Betty Walker, Annie Walker and Sarah and Quitman McBride of Cape Girardeau; one brother, Fred Walker of Fort Wayne, Ind.; four sisters, Eddie Mae Sanders of New Madrid, Irma Mae Winford of Howardville and Corrine Folks and Johnnie Bee Turner of Fort Wayne; and 34 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Aron Walker and Curtiss Walker.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. James Bell will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Sand Hill Cemetery in New Madrid.