BERTRAND - Lendell Hunt, 91, formerly of Bell City and Sikeston, died Feb. 22, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility.
Born Jan. 16, 1917, in Bertrand to the late WIlliam and Nancy Jane Wood Hunter, he was a self-employed farmer until his retirement. A member of the Garden Ridge General Baptist Church near Bell City, he previously served as Sunday School superintendent and later attended the First Baptist Church of Sikeston.
On April 4, 1936, in Benton, he married Mary Alma Slayden, who preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 1983.
Also he was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include: three sons, Calvin Beach of Mayfield, Ky., Carl Hunt of Bell City and Harold Hunt of Jonesboro, Ark.; two daughters, Linda Wages of Bertrand and Loretta Ellis of Charleston; one sister, Ola Mae Miller of Bertrand; and 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be 1 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Charles Kohlbaker will officiate assisted by the Rev. Larry Kirby, pastor of Abundant Grace Church in Bertrand.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.