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Daphna Brightwell

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Born 9-30-1914 -- Died 12-01-2003

Daphna Delice Brightwell, 89, of Batesville, died Dec. 1, 2003, at Batesville. Born Sept. 30, 1914, a Barnhill, Ill., she was the daughter of W.J. and Leora Manion McDuffee. She was a Stanley home products dealer for many years and a member of West Baptist Church at Batesville.

Survivors include a son, Billy Brightwell of Lonoke, Ark.; a daughter, Leota Kimbrough of Columbia, Tenn.; two brothers -- Luke McDuffee of Cave City, and W.J. McDuffee of El Paso, Texas; three sisters -- Charlene Mann of Locust Grove, Willene Bray of Mount Pleasant, and Lorene Wilson of Batesville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dewey H. Brightwell; a sister, Ann Barton; and two grandchildren -- Kathy Kmbrough and Tim Brightwell.

The funeral was Dec. 4, at West Baptist Church in Batesville with Bob Dailey officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery at Bates-ville with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

Pallbearers were Gerald Kimbrough, Anthony Kim-brough, Danny Brightwell, Jennifer Brightwell, Matthew Kimbrough, Kyle Kimbrough and Joey Bray.

Honorary pallbearers were Reed Bray, Bruce Matthews, Wyatt Washburn, Kelly Washburn, Wayne Doer, Melvin Casey, Claybourne Ford, Gerald Gaither and Dr. Ronald Bates.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to theWest Baptist Church Building Fund.