Marshel James Wilkins, 72, died April 11, 2004. Services were held at Mount Vernon Cemetery on April 14 at 2 p.m., with the Revs. Charles and Larry Brown officiating. Pallbearers were Sgt. David Parks, Sgt. Gary Lechman, Sgt. Frank Arnold, Sgt. Brent Beckman, Sgt. Terry Forgey and Sgt. Harold Spencer. Honorary pallbearers were the Rev. Charles Brown, Carl McCallister, Dewey Hillier, Carl Venable, Tom Harold, Jack Barnes, Jim Downs, Ed Moore and Raymond "Buck" Kirtley. Interment was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Walker, Mo. Military honors were provided by the National Guard's Juliet Team, Joplin, Mo. Arrangements by Ferry Funeral Home.