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Obituaries from August 2001

Louis Little (08/24/01)
O'FALLON - Louis Wesley Little, 85, formerly of Anniston, died at 8:36 p.m. Aug. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis. Born Nov. 5, 1915, in New Madrid County, son of the late Claude and Lucy Woods Little, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he was a retired farmer. He was of the Baptist belief...
Joan Cambron (08/24/01)
MARSTON - Joan Joyce Cambron, 70, died Aug. 23, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born March 27, 1931, in St. Charles, daughter of the late John Will and Anna Pearl Iceman Noe Sr., she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lilbourn. On Nov. 20, 1952, she married Frederick Cambron who survives of the home...
Marilyn Deaton (08/24/01)
BLODGETT - Marilyn Jane Deaton, 50, died at 2:40 a.m. Aug. 23, 2001, at her home. Born April 21, 1951, in St. Louis, daughter of Jacquline Jo "Jackie" Holder Owens of Cape Girardeau and the late John Jackson Mitchel, she was an assembly line worker for the General Motors Corporation in Fort Wayne, Ind., for 24 years and member of United Auto Workers...
Dorothy Hajar (08/24/01)
MORLEY - Dorothy D. Hajar, 93, of Morley died Aug. 23, 2001, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Oran is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Rene LaQuerre (08/24/01)
SIKESTON - Rene LaQuerre, 73, died Aug. 23, 2001, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Winston Ezell (08/24/01)
CORNING, Ark. - Winston Ezell, 71, died at 1:13 p.m. Aug. 22, 2001 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born Aug. 4, 1930, in Athens, Ala., son of the late Lemuel Horace and Jessie Elizabeth Owen Ezell, he was a retired self-employed construction worker and served with the U.S. ...
Paul Shaver (08/24/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Paul W. Shaver, 79, died Aug. 22, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 27, 1922, in Sikeston, son of the late Thomas and Ollie Holloman Shaver, he was a bricklayer for many years and attended the Link Church near Bloomfield...
Elizabeth Hillis (08/15/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Elizabeth Marie Hillis, 73, died Aug. 14, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Benjamin McVay (08/15/01)
ORAN - Benjamin Howell McVay, 82, died at 9:25 p.m. Aug. 12, 2001, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 13, 1919, in Haleyville, Ala., son of the late William Benjamin and Mittie Bradley McVay, he was a carpenter with Kluesner Construction in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the Benton United Methodist Church and Morley Masonic Lodge 184...
Jane Walls (08/15/01)
SIKESTON - Jane Ann Walls, 68, died at 2:54 a.m. Aug. 13, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 18, 1932, in Matthews, daughter of the late Claude and Maude Lee Randolph, she was a member of the Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church. On July 27, 1973, at Union City, Tenn., she married Donnie Walls who survives of the home...
Virgil Gaines (08/15/01)
McKENNA, Wash. - Virgil Marvin Gaines, 81, died Aug. 10, 2001, at the Nisqually Valley Care Center. Born July 6, 1920, in Yarbrough, Ark., son of the late William Dawson and Mina Mosley Gaines, he retired as a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include: one daughter, Janet Sue Reece of West Memphis, Ark.; one son, Virgil Maurice Gaines of West Helena, Ark.; one sister, Altha Gunn of Sikeston; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Yulinda Anders (08/15/01)
BELLEFONTAINE - Yulinda Kay Anders, 38, died July 29, 2001, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 22, 1963, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Rose Schoemaker Anders of Bellefontaine and the late Don Anders. She is also survived by three brothers, Don Anders, Greg Anders and Scott Anders of Bellefontaine...
June Michael (08/21/01)
BENTON - June Michael, 80, died at 2:40 p.m. Aug. 20, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 4, 1920, in Fruitland, daughter of the late Dick and Carrie Shaner Russell, she was a bookkeeper for Security Bank and Trust. A member of Unity Baptist Church, where she was pianist for many years, she was a member of Town and Country Homemaker in Benton, past worthy matron of Morley Chapter 342 Order of the Eastern Star...
Georgia Lester (08/21/01)
OXFORD, Miss. - Georgia Marie Lester, 100, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Aug. 21, 2001, in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Daisy Nunn (08/21/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Daisy Marshall Nunn, 71, died at 11:50 p.m. Aug. 20, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 23, 1929, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late G.M. and Bessie Hockersmith Allen, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and attended Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Louise Duffey (08/21/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Louise Duffey, 78, died Aug. 20, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 17, 1922, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late John and Mamie Adel Miller Cox, she lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life and was a member of the Bloomfield Church of Christ...
Lester Hole (08/21/01)
SIKESTON - Lester W. Holt, 74, formerly of Bloomfield, died Aug. 20, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 10, 1927, at Himmell, son of the late Chester and Ada Lingle Holt, he was a retired carpenter and member of the Blodgett Baptist Church...
Carter Davis (08/30/01)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Carter Nelson Davis, 80, who died Aug. 27, 2001, were: Steven Goin, Danny Joe Goin, Chris Whalen, Jeremy Holloway, Bobby David Lowrey and Mike Harris.
Cona Ulmer (08/30/01)
MORLEY - Cona Alline Ulmer, 83, died at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 29, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 22, 1917, in Maynard, Ark., daughter of the late Henry Adolphis and Lofa Ann Evans Casey, she attended the Morley Church of Christ. On Oct. 5, 1935, at Morley, she married J.E. Ulmer who preceded her in death...
Howard Dixon (08/29/01)
CHICAGO, Ill. - Howard Dixon, 61, died Aug. 23, 2001, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born May 18, 1940, in rural Charleston, Mo., son of the late Ozark and Essie Martin Dixon, he graduated from Lincoln High School in Charleston and the Kennedy-King College in Chicago. He was a member of the Soul Reviving Baptist Church where he served as an usher and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired in 2000 from the Chicago Transit Authority...
Maxine Pippins (08/29/01)
DEXTER - Mary Maxine Pippins, 77, died Aug. 28, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 2, 1923, at Auvergne, Ark., daughter of the late Arthur and Jessie May Foushee, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and had been a bookkeeper for the MFA Oil Company in Dexter...
Elroy Morris (08/30/01)
NEW MADRID - Lloyd Elroy Morris, 76, died Aug. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 29, 1925, in Center Ridge, Ark., son of the late I.C. and Mattie Dooley Morris, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired as a machine operator for Anderson Lumber Company in New Madrid...
Carter Davis (08/28/01)
PARMA - Carter Nelson Davis, 80, died Aug. 27, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 26, 1921, in Doniphan, son of the late Ben and Jane Stovall Davis, he was a mechanic at the Loveless Garage and the Mahan Gin in Parma before retiring. He lived in Parma for more than 50 years and was a member of the Parma General Baptist Church...
Wayne Haynes (08/28/01)
CRESTVIEW, Fla. - Wayne Elwood Haynes, 67, formerly of Morley, Mo., died Aug. 19, 2001, at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1933, in New Madrid, Mo., he lived in Okaloosa County, Fla., since 1984. He served with the U.S. Air force in the Korean War and during the Vietnam era, retiring as a technical sergeant after 20 years of service. He had been a bus driver for the Scott County (Mo.) R-5 School District...
Scott Slaughter (08/28/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Scott Fredrick Slaughter, 28, died at 1 a.m. Aug. 27, 2001, at his home. Born June 27, 1973, in Sikeston, son of Lee DeField Fraley and Sid Fraley of Sikeston and the late Richard Page Slaughter, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life...
Carolyn Hopper (08/30/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Carolyn Jo Hopper, 54, of Morley, who died Aug. 26, 2001, were: Keith Masters, Alan Hopper, Dustin Hicks, Justin Bich, Avery Gardner and Jason Hopper. Honorary pallbearers were: Brandon Bich, Jesse Ray Bich and Bubba Gardner...
Frances Klima (08/28/01)
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Frances Jeanette Tyler Britt Klima, 80, died Aug. 18, 2001, in Naples. Born July 28, 1921, daughter of the late Jasper and Edith Tyler, she lived in Bonita Springs for the past 40 years. In 1939, she married James "Pee Wee" Britt. She later married Frank Nilan who preceded her in death in 1974. In 1980, she and Charles "Chuck" Klima were married and he died in 1995...
Evelyn Triplett (08/28/01)
DEXTER - Evelyn Elizabeth Triplett, 85, died Aug. 27, 2001, at her residence near Dexter. Born Jan. 3, 1916, at Essex to the late Albert and Lois Wilson Eaton, she was a member of the St. Joe General Baptist Church at Idalia. On Aug. 10, 1932, at Essex, she married Cecil M. Triplett, who survives of the home...
Toots Kuehn (08/28/01)
PUXICO - Thelma "Toots" Kuehn, 93, died Aug. 28, 2001, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Aug. 7, 1908, in Puxico, daughter of the late Walter Casey and Lula Mitchell Casey Fann, she was the first woman in Missouri to receive a pilot's license and promoted flying for women. She lived in Memphis, Tenn., most of her life before returning to Puxico three years ago...
Samuel S. Welker (08/28/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Samuel Sterling Welker, 88, died Aug. 27, 2001, at his residence. Born Sept. 15, 1912, in Blodgett to the late George Oscar and Eliza Willis Welker, he moved in 1947 from Bell City to Bloomfield. A retired carpenter, he attended the General Baptist Church...
Danny Stacy (08/28/01)
SIKESTON - Danny Ray Stacy, 40, died at 5:22 p.m. Aug. 26, 2001, at his home following an extended illness. Born June 7, 1961, at Sikeston, son of Jean and Gorman Hartlein of Sikeston and Reggie and Elaine Corlew of Dallas, Texas, he graduated from Sikeston High School in 1980...
Russell Alberts (08/28/01)
SIKESTON - Russell Alberts, 76, died Aug. 27, 2001, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1924, in Newark, N.J., son of the late Joseph and Teresa Costanzo Alberts, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Canada, he earned a master of business administration from Santa Clara University in California. ...
Landis Williams (08/28/01)
BENTON - Landis Ray Williams, 41, died Aug. 27, 2001, at his home. Born March 29, 1960, in Cairo, Ill., son of Maloy Landis and June Ann Martin Williams of Benton, he was an assembly line worker for Valley Trailer Products in Sikeston and attended Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Carolyn Hopper (08/28/01)
MORLEY - Carolyn Jo Hopper, 54, died at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 26, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1947, in Roswell, N.M., daughter of the late Melby H. and Anna Marie Smith Harless, she lived in the area most of her life and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Danny Stacy (08/27/01)
SIKESTON - Danny Ray Stacy, 40, died at 5:22 p.m. Aug. 26, 2001, at his home following an extended illness. Born June 7, 1961, at Sikeston, son of Jean and Gorman Hartlein of Sikeston and Reggie and Elaine Corlew of Dallas, Texas, he graduated from Sikeston High School in 1980...
Rene LaQuerre (08/27/01)
SIKESTON - Rene LaQuerre, 73, died Aug. 23, 2001, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 21, 1928, at Meriden, Conn., son of the late Anthony and Marcella Benoit LaQuerre, he was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Covington, Conn., and had worked at the Meriden Rolling Mill in Meriden for 40 years before retiring...
Richard Lomax Sr. (08/27/01)
BERNIE - Richard Q. Lomax Sr., 58, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1 p.m. Aug. 25, 2001, at his home due to complications from a terminal illness. Born Nov. 22, 1942, in Sikeston, son of the late J.B. and Helen Lumert Lomax, he was a 1961 graduate of Gray Ridge High School and was of the Baptist belief. ...
Calvin C. Rodgers (08/27/01)
DEXTER - Calvin C. Rodgers, 76, died Aug. 25, 2001, at his home near Dexter. Born Jan. 18, 1925, at rural Essex to the late Robert and Pearl Zile Rodgers, he was a retired driver for Hart Truck Lines in Dexter and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II...
Jerry Taylor (08/27/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jerry W. Taylor, 35, died Aug. 25, 2001, at Doniphan. Born March 27, 1966, in Sikeston, son of Mary Ellen Taylor of East Prairie and the late Raymond Myers, he was a mechanic and attended the St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Edwin Ling (08/27/01)
NEW MADRID - Edwin Ling, 62, died Aug. 25, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 11, 1938, son of the late John Henry and Versie Ann Rogers Ling, he was a lifelong self-employed farmer and a member of the New Madrid Eagles and the Sikeston Elks...
John D. Tanner (08/27/01)
JACKSON - John Douglas Tanner, 37, died Aug. 25, 2001. Born Aug. 7, 1964, at Cape Girardeau, son of Barbara Sue Beggs of Jackson and the late Norman Earl Tanner, he was employed as a painter with Robert Boitnott Painting. Surviving in addition to his mother are: two sons, Jonathon Tanner and Stephen Tanner of Jackson; and four brothers, Mike Tanner of Marshall, Texas, and Norman, Jimmy and Keith Tanner of Cape Girardeau...
Carter Davis (08/27/01)
PARMA - Carter Davis died Aug. 27, 2001, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Carolyn Hopper (08/27/01)
MORLEY - Carolyn Jo Hopper, 54, died at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 26, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the New Morley Cemetery...
Russell Alberts (08/27/01)
SIKESTON - Russell Alberts, 76, died Aug. 27, 2001, at his home in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Louis Little (08/23/01)
LAKE ST. LOUIS - Louis W. Little, 85, formerly of Anniston, died Aug. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Paul Shaver (08/23/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Paul Shaver, 80, died Aug. 22, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bud Kitchen (08/23/01)
ORAN - William "Bud" Kitchen, 87, died at 5:40 a.m. Aug. 22, 2001, at his home. Born July 11, 1914, at Lenox, son of the late William David and Augusta Emma Crow Kitchen, he retired as a truck driver for the Asa Asphalt Batch Plant in Advance. He was a member of Teamsters 574 Local Union Truckers in Cape Girardeau and the Country CB'ers Club in Chaffee...
Marjorie Duncan (08/23/01)
NEW MADRID - Marjorie Jean Duncan, 68, died at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 22, 2001, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 27, 1932, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Cully Smith and Inez Jones Smith, she was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in New Madrid...
Gerri Norman (08/23/01)
ESSEX - Geraldine "Gerri" Ott Norman, 69, died Aug. 21, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 21, 1931, at Bernie, daughter of the late Clarence Franklin and Martha Pearl Kifer Ott, she was a member of New Hope (Trotter) General Baptist Church and lifelong resident of Essex...
Georgia Lester (08/23/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Georgia Marie Lester, 100, died Aug. 21, 2001, at Hermitage Garden in Oxford, Miss. Born April 16, 1901, in Fairfield, Ill., daughter of the late George B. Cox and Mae Alice Self Cox, she was a former resident of Essex and was a graduate of Dexter High School. ...
Orville Coffey (08/23/01)
DEXTER - Orville Coffey, 95, died Aug. 21, 2001, at Mulberry Manor. Born July 15, 1906, at Essex, son of the late Lawrence and Nora Warren Coffey, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter where he served as a deacon. He had owned Coffey's Jack Spratt General Store in Parma...
Goldie Moore (08/23/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Goldie Moore, 83, who died Aug. 19, 2001, were: Eddie Moore, Darron Moore, Anthony Moore, Lance Moore, Robert Moore and Michael Moore.
William Rines (08/23/01)
MALDEN - William E. Rines Jr., 64, died Aug. 15, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 25, 1937, at Bernie, son of the late William Edward and Pearl Parker Rines, he worked at the Anidito Aviation Parts Factory in South Gate, Calif., before retiring and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Cecelia Bisher (08/23/01)
CHAFFEE - Cecelia Elizabeth Bisher, 82, died at 4 a.m. Aug. 23, 2001. Born Aug. 18, 1919, in Oran to the late George John and Amanda Helen Schwartz Gosche, she was a retired machine sewing operator for Thorngate LTD in Chaffee. A member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church, she was also a member of the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Winston Ezell (08/23/01)
CORNING, Ark. - Winston Ezell, 71, died at Aug. 21, 2001, at the Corning Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Emert Funeral Home in Corning.
John Hartwell (08/31/01)
CAMPBELL - John William Hartwell Sr., 90, died Aug. 30, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 31, 1911, at Hayti, son of the late James Alexander and Sarah Wigington Hartwell, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as a campus police officer for St. Louis University, was a member of Four Mile Masonic Lodge in Campbell and attended the Beechwell General Baptist Church in rural Campbell...