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Derek DeSanto

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Derek Lynn DeSanto, 19, of Melbourne, died Jan. 28, 2003, in Melbourne.

Born May 1, 1983, in Salem, Ore., he was the son of Cindy Wynne of Ash Flat and Nicholas Joseph DeSanto. He attended school at Izard County Consolidated and Ozarka College.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather -- Cindy and Kenneth Wynne of Ash Flat; his father, Nicholas Joseph DeSanto; two sisters -- Larisa Beck of Melbourne and Rebecca DeSanto of Trumann; a brother, Zacary Wynne DeSanto of Ash Flat; two stepsisters -- Sarah and Gennelle Wynne; a stepbrother, Joshua Wynne; two grandparents -- Wanda and Wes Brown of Horseshoe Bend; three nephews; two nieces; and many aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, a grandmother and a niece.

A memorial service was Feb. 3 at Melbourne First Baptist Church with Doyne Robertson officiating.

Pallbearers were Breten Needle, Doug Needle, Darrell Willis and Jimmy Beck.