Tressie & Courtney Drew

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

CANALOU, Mo. -- Funeral for Tressie Drew, 38, and daughter Courtney Maxine Drew, 9, of Canalou will be held at 10 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo. The Rev. Jack Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.

Both died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Morehouse, Mo.

Tressie was born Dec. 1, 1962, in Sacramento, Calif., daughter of Paul and Bernice Bohannon Barnes Sr. She and Jeff Drew were married June 18, 1983.

She operated Morehouse Cafe, and was a member of Big Ridge Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Bethany Drew of the home; her mother of Canalou; three brothers, Paul Barnes Jr. of Canalou, Don and Ron Barnes of Sikeston; and a half sister, Kaye Seiler of Sikeston.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Courtney was born April 22, 1992, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Jeff and Tressie Barnes Drew.

She was in the fourth grade at Richland Elementary School in Essex, Mo., and attended Big Ridge Baptist Church.

Survivors include her father; a sister, Bethany Drew of the home; maternal grandmother, Bernice Barnes of Canalou; paternal grandmother, Nadas Drew of Vanduser, Mo.; and paternal great-grandmother, Maxine Hale of Vanduser.