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Obituaries

Obituaries

Pete Gianaris 1926 - 2007 Lawrence

Memorial services for Pete Gianaris, 80, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Drury Place in Lawrence. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Bradley, Ark.Mr. Gianaris died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.He was born July 3, 1926, in North Little Rock, Ark., the son of Gus and Maryanna Gianaris. He attended Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Ark.Mr. Gianaris served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from the paper mill in West Monroe, La., in 1980 and the Lawrence Paper Co. in 2003. He was a member of the Ridge Avenue Baptist Church.He married Jean Parsons on Aug. 10, 1952, in Jacksonville, Ark. She survives, of West Monroe, La.Other survivors include a son, Russ, Jackson, Miss.; two daughters, Kayla Traxler, Bradley, Ark., and Becky Taylor, Lawrence; a brother, John, Danville, Ark.; a sister, Helen Goode, Cabot, Ark.; and two grandchildren.A.O. Smith Funeral Homes in Stamps, Ark., is in charge of arrangements.