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Obituaries from October 2001

Raymond Gaines (10/29/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Raymond Gaines Jr., 64, who died Oct. 25, 2001, were: Danny Hillis, Jimmie Moore, Ronnie Gaines, Matt Hyslip, Sammy McCoy, Richard Gaines and Gene Gaines.
Nicholas Schwach (10/29/01)
CHAFFEE - Nicholas Henry Schwach Jr., 77, died at 2:05 p.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 22, 1924, in Gordonville, son of the late Nicholas Henry and Nellie White Schwach, he was a construction heavy equipment operator for McCarthy Brothers in St. ...
Verna Cruse (10/29/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Verna May Cruse, 89, died Oct. 28, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1912, in Rockview, daughter of the late Tom and Florence Wills Miller, she had lived in Essex, Grayridge and Dexter before moving to Bloomfield a year ago and was a member of the Baptist Church...
Margaret Parks (10/29/01)
DUDLEY - Margaret Parks, 63, died Oct. 28, 2001, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ray Bennett (10/10/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ray Grady Bennett, 87, died Oct. 7, 2001, at the Lutheran Home. Born Dec. 20, 1913, in Magnolia, Ark., son of the late Oscar and Mary Hill Bennett, he was a member of the Hanover Lutheran Church. He was a crew member for the gas division of Union Electric in Dexter, Cape Girardeau and Scott City and started the union at Missouri Utilities in 1949...
Estelle Hendricks (10/10/01)
NEW MADRID - Estelle Hendricks, 80, died Oct. 9, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home.
Lillie Learue (10/10/01)
MORLEY - Lillie Jane Learue, 89, died at 11:20 a.m. Oct. 9, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 1, 1912, in Braggadocio, daughter of the late Elihue and Permelia Vaughn Clayton, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morley...
Geraldine Bartley (10/29/01)
SIKESTON - Geraldine Bartley, 79, died Oct. 26, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Dec. 22, 1921, in Baxter Springs, Kan., daughter of the late William Edwin and Virginia Leone Sayler Hiatt, she attended State Teacher College at Pittsburgh, Kan., and later attended University of Kansas School of Nursing at Kansas City, Kan. ...
Brendan McCrate (10/10/01)
DAYTON, Ohio - Brendan Casey McCrate, 22, died Oct. 7, 2001, in Columbus. Born May 1, 1979, in Oakland, Calif., son of Ann Louise McCrate, formerly of Portageville, Mo., he was the grandson of the late Joseph E. and Zelline Hobbs McCrate and Harriette Hunter McCrate...
Ethel McClellon (10/31/01)
SIKESTON - Ethel L. "Aunt Sis" McClellon, 90, died Oct. 25, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 10, 1910, in Booneville, Miss., daughter of the late Robert and Lillie Lot, she lived in Missouri for more than 60 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Rudy Taylor (10/29/01)
DEXTER - Rudy V. Taylor, 67, died Oct. 29, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home.
Ellis Elrod (10/29/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ellis Osborn "Funny" Elrod, 86, died Oct. 27, 2001, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Alabama, son of the late Dallis Elex and Effie Sue Gatland Elrod, he owned and operated Elrod's 54 Cab Co. in Portageville...
Alma Enderle (10/29/01)
JACKSON - Alma Laura Enderle, 82, died at 1:55 a.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at the Jackson Manor. Born March 4, 1919, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Michael and Heneritta Linhart Bucher, she retired from the Lutheran Home at Cape Girardeau in 1981 and was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality of New Hamburg...
Richard Ward (10/31/01)
SIKESTON - Richard Dale Ward, 48, died Oct. 29, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 4, 1953, in St. Louis, son of the late Robert and Mildred Wakefield Ward, he was a cutter for Himmelberger-Harrison in Morehouse and an attendant for Home Oil Co. in Sikeston...
Floyd Holt (10/31/01)
MINER -- Floyd Holt, 79, formerly of Mississippi County and Kevil, Ky., died at 10:20 p.m. Oct. 30, 2001, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Raymond Rampley (10/31/01)
JACKSON - Raymond Lee Rampley, 69, died Oct. 29, 2001, at his home. Born July 3, 1932, in Belly City, son of the late L.E. and Verbie Morris Rampley, he was a 1952 graduate of Bell City High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea from 1952-1954. ...
Luella Biler (10/31/01)
CHAFFEE - Luella Biler, 93, died Oct. 30, 2001 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Emanuel Woods (10/31/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Emanuel B. Woods, 82, of Memphis, Tenn., who died Oct. 26, 2001, were: Zachary Carey, Rodney Wilkerson, Gregory Paylor, Tommy Woods, Terry Woods and Albert Peters Jr.
Zelma Finley (10/29/01)
CHARLESTON - Zelma Finley, 73, died at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1928, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., daughter of the late James Henry and Mittie Jackson Spray, she lived in Charleston most of her life and was employed by Bessie's Restaurant before retiring in 1992. She was of the Baptist belief...
Emanuel Woods (10/29/01)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Emanuel B. Woods, 82, died Oct. 26, 2001, at his home. Born March 8, 1919, in Kentucky, son of the late William Theodore and Florence Jane Woods Sr., he was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was a self-employed farmer for 42 years and worked in maintenance at the Bright Star Motel in Florida before retiring...
Almeta Sides (10/29/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Almeta Sides, 63, who died Oct. 25, 2001, were: Glenn Clawson, Billy Mitchell, Lindel Mason, Charles Roper, Chris Roper and Robert Holmes.
James Barber (10/09/01)
SIKESTON - James L. Barber, 53, died Oct. 8, 2001, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 29, 1948, in Charter Oak to Juanita Peppers Barber of Essex and the late Louis H. Barber, he had been a resident of Gray Ridge most of his life and lived in Sikeston for the past four years. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and received a Silver Star...
Ray Bennett (10/09/01)
SCOTT CITY - Ray G. Bennett, 87, died Oct. 7, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Luke Jeffries (10/09/01)
GRAIN VALLEY - Luke Anderson Jeffries, son of Jason and Heather Jeffries, died at birth Oct. 3, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Randy and Shari Anderson of Grain Valley; his paternal grandparents, Terry and Marsha Jeffries of Leawood, Kan.; and his great-grandparents, Clayton and Delene Pierce of Grain Valley and Vernon and Jo Anderson, Carrie Henzi and Pearl Tadlock of Sikeston...
Elmer Penrose Jr. (10/09/01)
POPLAR BLUFF _ Elmer Penrose Jr., 49, died unexpectedly Oct. 4, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 6, 1952, in St. Louis to the late Elmer and Betty Penrose, he was a U.S. Army veteran, affiliated with the Baptist Church and was disabled. Survivors include: three brothers, Ronnie Penrose of Carmi, Ill., Jimmy Stout of Kentucky and John Stout of Georgia; and two sisters, JoAnn Cato and Ann Ellison of Sikeston...
Clinton Helmes II (10/09/01)
SIKESTON - Clinton Webster Helmes II, son of Clinton Webster and Shelley Dawn Adams Helmes of Sikeston, died at birth at 10 a.m. Oct. 7, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Other survivors include: one sister, Sydney Helmes of Sikeston; his paternal grandfather, Jerry Helmes of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Gary and Barbara Adams of Sikeston; and his maternal great-grandparents, Willard and Martha Floyd of Sikeston...
Maggie Moore (10/09/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Maggie L. Moore, 81, died at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 8, 2001, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born May 23, 1920, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of the late Robert Taylor and Frona Katherine Boyd Marshall, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Gary Callow (10/09/01)
SHELBY, Miss. - Gary David Callow Sr., 60, formerly of Oran, Mo., died Oct. 7, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Born March 27, 1941, near Pop City, Mo., son of Gladys Banks Callow of Bell City, Mo., and the late Elmer Jackson Callow, he was a farmer and member of Hooe Baptist Church in Oran. ...
James Teel (10/09/01)
CHANDLER, Okla. _ James Dallas Teel, 69, formerly of Parma, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2001 at the Stroud Regional Medical Center in Stroud. Born July 18, 1932, at Randles, Mo., to the late Wesley E. and Arcadia Alice Crow Teel, he had lived in Parma before moving to Florida and Texas then in 1977 to Oklahoma. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a retired farm manager with E.B. Gee Farms and Cotton Gin in Parma and worked at the Mahan Cotton Gin...
Evert Chapman (10/09/01)
SIKESTON - Evert Leon Chapman, 88, died Oct. 7, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 21, 1913, at Greenbriar to the late John Edgar and Nancy Corbin Chapman, he was a graduate of Bloomfield High School. A farmer in Stoddard County, he was also a salesman serving Bloomfield and Sikeston. ...
Brendan McCrate (10/09/01)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Brendan Casey McCrate, 22, of Portageville, Mo., died Oct. 7, 2001, at Columbus. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Funeral services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. Eustachius Catholic Church with the Rev. Henry Grodeck, C.M., officiating...
Gary Callow (10/09/01)
ORAN - Gary D. Callow, 60, died Oct. 7, 2001, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Friends may call at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Oran where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday.
James Barber (10/09/01)
GRAY RIDGE - James L. Barber, 53, died Oct. 8, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Everett Chapman (10/09/01)
SIKESTON - Everett L. Chapman died Oct. 2, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Dorothy Rainey (10/09/01)
DEXTER - Dorothy E. Rainey, 87, died Oct. 6, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 2, 1914, at Dexter, to the late Orville Chesley and Nina Norman Rainey, she was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing in Dexter and a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Buford Ayers (10/09/01)
SIKESTON - Thomas Buford Ayers, 65, died at 1:45 a.m. Oct. 7, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Sikeston, son of the late Thomas Wylie and Violet Lee Wilburn Ayers, he was a member of the Miner Baptist Church, a board member of the Community Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston and a board member of the E.C. ...
James Teel (10/09/01)
CHANDLER, Okla. - James Teel died in Oklahoma. Friends may call after 9 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Bernie Cemetery.
Vernal Featherston (10/09/01)
SIKESTON - Vernal Junior Featherston, 71, formerly of Piggott, Ark., died Oct. 5, 2001, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 10, 1930, in Greenway, Ark., to the late Vernal "Doug" and Nora Williams Featherston, he worked for Brown Shoe Co. for 30 years and was plant manager at Bernie for 18 years...
Doris Mercer (10/09/01)
SCOTT CITY - Doris Mercer, 90, died at 5 p.m. Oct. 7, 2001, at her home. Born June 21, 1911, at Illmo, daughter of the late Jess Magee and Rosa Evans, she was a lifelong resident of Scott City and a seamstress for Ely Walker and attended the Illmo Baptist Church in Scott City...
Terry Smith (10/08/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Terry Roger Smith, 53, died Oct. 4, 2001, near Bloomfield of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 5, 1948, in Poplar Bluff, son of Mary Moore Smith of Bloomfield and the late Thomas "Bud" Smith, he was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County and of the Methodist belief. He served with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Wappapello...
Mary Fisher (10/08/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Louise Fisher, 73, died Oct. 4, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 9, 1928, in Portageville, daughter of the late John Andrew and Myrtle Ezell Carter, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality...
Kenneth Crossno (10/08/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Kenneth Ray Crossno, 63, died Oct. 5, 2001, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Aug. 29, 1938, in Steele, he was the son of the late Samuel Henry and Lois Mae Barker Crossno. Survivors include: six brothers, Paul Wendell Crossno and Donnie Crossno of Portageville, Willis Ray Crossno, Vernon O'Dale Crossno and Gary Eugene Crossno of St. ...
Anaise Green (10/18/01)
NEW MADRID - Anaise Green, 80, died Oct. 14, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born March 12, 1921, in Greenwood, Miss., son of the late Hugh and Channie Mae Brown Green, he was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in New Madrid...
Darlene Haley (10/18/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Darlene Haley, 19, died Oct. 16, 2001, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 30, 1982, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Austin Eugene Haley and Dorothy Ann Strickland Haley of Sikeston. Other survivors include: one brother, Eugene Haley of Cape Girardeau; five sisters, Tonya Strickland of Vandalia, Annette Strickland of Sikeston, Diana Haley and Beverly Haley of Cape Girardeau and Janice Haley of Metropolis, Ill.; six uncles, Joe Wilbert Haley and Cleatus Haley of Charleston, J. ...
Laura Hopper (10/18/01)
COMMERCE - Laura Ina Hopper, 84, died at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 30, 1917, in Delta, daughter of the late Russell and Louisa Elzina Watson Hester, she was a member of Commerce Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and member of the Women's Missionary Union...
Harry Bell (10/18/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Harry Melvin Bell, 85, died Oct. 18, 2001, in the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Robert Schwendemann (10/17/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Robert Joseph Schwendemann, 56, died Oct. 16, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 9, 1945, in St. Charles, son of Clara Margaret Boschert Schwendemann of Silex and the late Anthony Lawrence Schwendemann, he was employed by Noranda Aluminum and a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church...
Darlene Haley (10/17/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Darlene Haley, 19, died Oct. 16, 2001, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 30, 1982, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Austin Eugene Haley and Dorothy Ann Strickland Haley of Sikeston. Other survivors include: one brother, Eugene Haley of Cape Girardeau; five sisters, Tonya Strickland of Vandalia, Annette Strickland of Sikeston, Diana Haley and Beverly Haley of Cape Girardeau and Janice Haley of Metropolis, Ill.; seven nephews, Fuazuon Strickland, Stevie Foreman, Stefuan Foreman and Darrion Foreman of Sikeston and Couvariseya Strickland of Parma and Dominic Haley and Damon Haley of Cape Girardeau; and five nieces, Jameshia Johnson of Parma, Kierra Haley of Vanduser, Jasmine Haley of Metropolis, Myesha Haley of Cape Girardeau and Shatika Thatch of Charleston.. ...
Rosie Johnson (10/17/01)
MOUNDS, Ill. - Rosie Lee Johnson, 71, formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died Oct. 12, 2001, at the Fountain Care Facility in Marion. Born Aug. 21, 1930, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Orange Riggen and Luella Neal Riggen, she had lived in Missouri for more than 60 years. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Villa Ridge...
Laura Hopper (10/17/01)
COMMERCE - Laura Ina Hopper, 84, died Oct. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Geraldine Bartley (10/29/01)
SIKESTON - Geraldine Bartley, 79, died Oct. 26, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Dec. 22, 1921, in Baxter Springs, Kan., daughter of the late William Edwin and Virginia Leone Sayler Hiatt, she attended State Teacher College at Pittsburgh, Kan., and later attended University of Kansas School of Nursing at Kansas City, Kan. ...
Almeta Sides (10/29/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Almeta Sides, 63, died Oct. 25, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 12, 1938, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of Marie Dempsy Dowdy of Dexter and the late Jack Dowdy, she had lived in Bloomfield the past five years and was a homemaker...
Emanuel Woods (10/29/01)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Emanuel B. Woods, 82, died Oct. 27, 2001, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Raymond Gaines Jr. (10/26/01)
DEXTER - Raymond Gaines Jr., 64, died Oct. 25, 2001, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter. Born March 15, 1937, in Dexter, son of the late Raymond W. and Vergie Rhema Lane Gaines, he had lived in Dexter all his life, was a former employee of the IXL Manufacturing Company in Bernie and was of the Baptist belief...
Harold Shipman (10/26/01)
DEXTER - Harold L. Shipman, 79, died Oct. 25, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 22, 1922, in Hornersville, son of the late Claud and Ada Bell Myers Shipman, he was a member of the Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church and Neighborhood Watch. He was a firefighter for the state conservation in Bollinger County...
Vaughn L. Odom (10/26/01)
NEW MADRID - Vaughn L. Odom, of New Madrid, 74, died Oct. 24, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 9, 1927, in Harmony, Arkansas, son of the late Argus and Edna Mason Odom, Vaughn was a veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific Islands. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy he was an automobile transport driver for Ford Association and Cassen Transport Company in Fenton. At the time of his death he was of the Catholic belief...
Charles Eifert (10/26/01)
JACKSON - Charles Leon Eifert, 69, formerly of Scott City, died at 9:44 a.m. Oct. 24, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1932, in Illmo, son of the late Paul Casper and Hattie Bretzel Eifert, he was an engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad and partner with Eifert-Mayfield Construction. A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, he served with the National Guard from 1952-1955...
Clyde Copeland (10/26/01)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Clyde G. Copeland, 93, died Oct. 26, 2001, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 25, 1908, in Union, son of the late John and Clara Huber Copeland, he had lived in East Prairie for the last 10 years after moving from St. Louis where he was a retired owner-operator of a television repair business for 52 years...
Nina Ferrell (10/26/01)
ESSEX - Pallbearers for graveside services conducted Thursday at the Essex Cemetery for Nina Ferrell, 87, who died Oct. 22, 2001, were: Gerald Williams, Bill Ellis, Barry Ferrell, Stephen Watkins and Jim Laminack.
Nondes Busby (10/26/01)
DEXTER - Nondes D. Busby, 85, died Oct. 25, 2001, at the Beverly Health Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 16, 1915, at East Prairie, daughter of the late Walter Pitman and Ora Thomas, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter and owner of Busby Realty...
Geraldine Bartley (10/26/01)
SIKESTON - Geraldine H. Bartley, 79, died Oct. 26, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Dorothy Reid (10/19/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Dorothy Dodd Reid, 90, died Oct. 16, 2001, at Fountainbleau Lodge. Born April 27, 1911, in Arcadia, daughter of the late Hartford and Ruth Kanouse Collins, she was past president of the Sikeston Civic Club and member of the Methodist Women's Club in Sikeston...
Roselene Grady (10/19/01)
DEXTER - Roselene Grady, 66, died Oct. 18, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mari Hazel (10/19/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Marie Hazel, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 12, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1915, at Fornfelt, daughter of the late Henry A. and Bertha Hanschen Voges, she was director of assisting for the SEMO Area Agency on Aging for more than 20 years. A member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ, she was a lifetime member of the Exchangette...
Harry Bell (10/19/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Harry M. Bell, 85, died Oct. 18, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Jan. 7, 1916, in Martin, Tenn., son of the late George Lee and Ora Lee Simmons Bell, he was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church. On Aug. 22, 1938, in Portageville, he married Virginia L. Young who preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 1991...
Rose Grady (10/22/01)
DEXTER - Rose Grady, 66, died Oct. 18, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 2, 1935, in Arbyrd, daughter of the late J.B. and Vandora Haddock Grady, she was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ. She graduated with bachelor of science and masters degrees from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and had been a mathematics teacher for several school districts in Southeast Missouri before retiring. ...
Thelma Davis (10/22/01)
SIKESTON - Thelma Irene Davis, 81, died Oct. 21, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 1, 1920, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late Rufus Lee and Sarah Ann Shaver Vermilye Sr., she was a member of North Park Church of Christ in Rockford, Ill. She worked in the food service department of Rockford Memorial Hospital for 17 years before retiring...
Sammie Gadberry (10/22/01)
CHAFFEE - Samantha Faye "Sammie" Gadberry, 15, died Oct. 21, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Sammie was born Dec. 22, 1985, in Cape Girardeau, the cherished daughter of Rick and Cindy (Sheeley) Gadberry. She was a freshman at Chaffee High School. ...
Tuter Mayberry (10/22/01)
COMMERCE - Riley "Tuter" Mayberry, 77, died at 8:40 a.m. Oct. 21, 2001, at his home. Born May 5, 1924, at Tipperary, Ark., son of the late William and Lant Collins Mayberry, he was a self-employed brick mason and member of Commerce Baptist Church...
Emma Price (10/22/01)
DEXTER - Emma Louise Price, 73, died Oct. 21, 2001, at the Vintage Villa Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Arralee Reep (10/22/01)
DEXTER - Arralee Morrison Reep, 85, died Oct. 19, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 4, 1916, at Pansy, Ark., daughter of the late Carter and Eula Mae Crosby Morrison, she and her husband formerly owned a snack bar in Dexter and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Dorothy Marks (10/22/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dorothy Marie Marks, 73, died at 6 p.m. Oct. 19, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 6, 1928, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., daughter of the late William Edward and Fronie Aday Burney, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Phyllis Finney (10/22/01)
SCOTT CITY - Phyllis Lea Finney, 69, died at 7:40 p.m. Oct. 19, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 12, 1932, at Illmo, daughter of the late John Louis and Lilly Florence Blankenship Nation, she was a seamstress for the Ely Walker Factory and member of Father's Arm Fellowship Church...
Wilma Mayberry (10/22/01)
PUXICO - Wilma M. Mayberry, 71, died Oct. 20, 2001, in Puxico. Born July 10, 1930, at Bell City, daughter of the late Roy and Mary Ilene Gamel Mayberry, she lived in the Puxico and Advance communities all her life. Survivors include: two sons, Donald Mayberry of Advance and Dennis Mayberry of Potosi; two brothers, George "Bud" Mayberry of Advance and Harold Mayberry of Fort Leonard Wood; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Maurice Beardslee (10/22/01)
BENTON - Maurice Beardslee, 86, died Oct. 21, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Lillie Webb (10/22/01)
SCOTT CITY - Lillie Subulla Webb, 86, died at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 21, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 6, 1915, in Butler County, daughter of the late James Monroe and Lillie Drucilla Saylors Barriner, she was a family service aide for Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation and attended the Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Stella Brown (10/22/01)
DELTA - Stella Louise Brown, 66, died at 6:20 p.m. Oct. 19, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 15, 1935, at Delta, daughter of the late John Fred Curtis and Suddy Biri Jaco, she was a laundry supervisor at Cape La Croix Nursing Home in Cape Girardeau before retiring. She was a member of the Whitewater United Methodist Church...
Robert Powers (10/01/01)
PUXICO - Robert Henry Powers, 73, died Sept. 28, 2001, at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 3, 1927, at Sedalia, son of the late Henry Raymond and Ellen Marie Gehlken, he had lived in Sedalia and High Ridge until moving to Puxico in 1989. A retired mechanic, having worked for 42 years with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, he was a member of the Wappapello Lions Club and the Providence Missionary Baptist Church near Puxico...
Patricia Bell (10/01/01)
ST. LOUIS - Patricia Bell, 53, formerly of Bloomfield, died Sept. 28, 2001, in St. Louis. She was born May 2, 1948, in Wamego, Kan., daughter of M.E. "Bud" Bresee of Haines City, Fla., and the late Marie Green Bresee. Her husband, Danny Bell, survives of the home...
Della Miller (10/01/01)
WARDELL - Della May Miller, 91, died Sept. 29, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Sept. 27, 1910, in Wardell, daughter of the late Jack and Addie Clifton Estes, she was of the Baptist belief. In 1925, at Wardell, she married George Miller who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1961...
Tressie Drew (10/01/01)
CANALOU - Tressie Drew, 38, died Sept. 29, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Dec. 1, 1962, in Sacramento, Calif., daughter of Bernice Bohannon Barnes of Canalou and the late Paul Barnes Sr., she operated the Morehouse Cafe and was a member of the Big Ridge Baptist Church...
Courtney Drew (10/01/01)
CANALOU - Courtney Maxine Drew, 9, died Sept. 29, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 22, 1992, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter of Jeff Drew of Canalou and the late Tressie Barnes Drew, also a victim in the accident. She was a fourth grade student at Richland Elementary School in Essex and attended Big Ridge Baptist Church...
Shirley Peck (10/01/01)
MALDEN - Shirley Peck, 64, died Sept. 27, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Leo Duley (10/01/01)
DEXTER - Leo Duley, 77, died Sept. 26, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1924, in Malden, son of the late Archie David and Lucy Blevins Duley, he was a carpenter and attended the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Clifton Hinman (10/01/01)
DEXTER - Clifton "Shorty" Hinman, 60, died Sept. 26, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 17, 1941, at Essex, son of Irene Sifford Hinman of Dexter and the late Durwood Hinman, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. He was a mechanic for Paramount Hat and veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Carmen Barnes (10/01/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Carmen Neomah Barnes, 81, died Sept. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Ola Hopkins (10/01/01)
DEXTER - Ola Hopkins, 92, died Sept. 27, 2001, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bob Ward (10/01/01)
SIKESTON - Robert Howard "Bob" Ward, 64, died at 3:59 p.m. Sept. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 1, 1936, in Lilbourn, son of the late Howard B. and Martha Lucille Campbell Ward, he was a self-employed electrician, plumbing and heating contractor and charter member of New Hope Baptist Church...
Katie Krieger (10/01/01)
SCOTT CITY - Laura Catherine "Katie" Krieger, 93, died at 8 p.m. Sept. 27, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born May 19, 1908, in Illmo, daughter of the late Frank and Laura J. Moore Hopke, she was a member of Eisleben Lutheran Church...
Steven Reid (10/01/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Steven Eugene Reid, 41, died Sept. 27, 2001, in Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Ray Gramlisch (10/16/01)
ZALMA - Ray A. Gramlisch, 77, died Oct. 13, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 3, 1924, in Chaffee, son of the late John and Annie Sadler Gramlisch, he was a bricklayer for more than 61 years and attended the Assembly of God Church in Greenbrier...
Juanita Redman (10/16/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Juanita Redman, 83, died Oct. 15, 2001, at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 12, 1918, in Malden, daughter of the late Joe and Bessie Jackson Harris, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield and had been employed by Elder Manufacturing in Dexter...
Jerrold Powers (10/11/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Jerrold E. Powers, 84, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:20 a.m. Oct. 11, 2001, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Elmer Penrose Jr. (10/11/01)
POPLAR BLUFF _ Elmer Penrose Jr., 49, died unexpectedly Oct. 4, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 6, 1952, in St. Louis to the late Elmer and Betty Penrose, he was a U.S. Army veteran, affiliated with the Baptist Church and was disabled. Survivors include: three brothers, Ronnie Penrose of Carmi, Ill., Jimmy Stout of Kentucky and John Stout of Georgia; and two sisters, JoAnn Cato and Ann Ellison of Sikeston...
Estelle Hendricks (10/11/01)
NEW MADRID - Estelle Hendricks, 80, died Oct. 9, 2001, at her home. Born April 24, 1921, at New Madrid, daughter of the late Robert and Nettie Gurnow Hendricks, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid. Survivors include: one brother, Al Hendricks of New Madrid; and two sisters, Lou Stellago of New Madrid and Kathryn Frye of Sebring, Fla...
Myrtle Jenkins (10/11/01)
BENTON, Ky. - Myrtle Louise Jenkins, 80, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 10, 2001, in the Oak View Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Guy Bush Jr. (10/11/01)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Guy Bush Jr., 46, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 12:40 a.m. Oct. 11, 2001, at the Providence Hospital in Kansas City. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
John Singleton (10/11/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Wylie Singleton, 55, died Oct. 9, 2001, in Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Jay Chambliss (10/11/01)
LILBOURN - Jay Chambliss, 51, died Oct. 11, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Robert Knight (10/11/01)
SCOTT CITY - Robert Lee Knight, 66, died at 6:35 a.m. Oct. 10, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 23, 1934, in St. Louis, son of the late Lee and Edna Howard Knight, he graduated from the Illmo-Fornfelt High School and earned a bachelor of science in education and masters degree in history from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau. ...
Samuel Garland (10/11/01)
MATTHEWS - Samuel Garland, 59, died Oct. 10, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ethel Small (10/11/01)
WYATT - Ethel Daniel Small, 91, died at 12:20 p.m. Oct. 10, 2001. Born May 9, 1910, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late John H. and Dora Burns Daniel Sr., she lived in Wyatt most of her life. She was co-owner of the Small Lumber Co. from 1945 until retiring in 1992. A member of St. Henry's Catholic Church in Charleston, she participated in the Mississippi County RSVP program for many years...
James Barber (10/11/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for James L. Barber, 53, who died Oct. 8, 2001, were: Mark Merrick, Rick Merrick, Donney Benthal Jr., Michael Martin, Brett Williamson and Wade Barber.
Guy Bush (10/12/01)
BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. - Guy Theodore Bush, 46, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 12:40 a.m. Oct. 11, 2001, at the Providence Hospital in Kansas City. Born March 25, 1955, in Wyatt, son of Janie Mae Carlyle Bush of Bonner Springs and the late Guy Theodore Bush, he was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Baptist belief...
Clifford Oyler (10/12/01)
TRENTON - Clifford Oyler, 78, died 11:25 a.m. Oct. 10, 2001, at the Sunnyview Nursing Home. Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Grundy County, son of the late Bert and Mary Blanche Moore Oyler, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, was a farmer and raised cattle. He was a member of Hatton Chapel United Methodist Church and Joseph L. Norton VFW Post 919...
Jerrold Powers (10/12/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Jerrold Emmett Powers, 84, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:20 a.m. Oct. 11, 2001, at the Three Rivers Medical Center North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born June 2, 1917, in East Prairie, son of the late William Arthur and Myrtle Methany Powers, he lived in East Prairie before moving to Poplar Bluff 27 years ago. He was a retired farmer and member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church...
John Singleton (10/12/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Wylie Singleton, 55, died Oct. 9, 2001, in Portageville. Born Sept. 1, 1946, in Portageville, he was the son of the late William Wylie Nelson and Ruth Collins Singleton. On Nov. 2, 1968, in New Madrid, he married Linda Rose Hartman who survives of the home...
Joel McClendon (10/12/01)
CHARLESTON - Joel "Piano Joe" McClendon, 78, died Oct. 10, 2001, at his home, following a brief illness. Born Feb. 11, 1923, in Arkansas, he lived in Missouri for more than 45 years and was a member of the Opportunity Church of God in Christ. On May 11, 1978, he married Maggie B. Johnson who preceded him in death...
Myrtle Jenkins (10/12/01)
DENTON, Ky. - Myrtle Jenkins, 80, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 10, 2001, at the Oak View Nursing Home. Born Nov. 22, 1920, at Freeport, Ill., daughter of the late Louis E. and Lillian Crowe Miller, she was a member of the First Christian Church and a former bookkeeper for the Midwest Waste Company in Dexter...
Jay Chambliss (10/12/01)
NEW MADRID - Jay Junior Chambliss, 51, died Oct. 11, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 29, 1951, in Barstow, Calif., son of the late J.R. and Leona Hunt Chambliss, he had been employed by the Mid-American Transportation Barge Line...
Rolonda Conway (10/12/01)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Rolanda R. Conway, 26, died unexpectedly Oct. 9, 2001, in Florida. Born Nov. 26, 1974, in Aurora, Ill., daughter of Rebecca L. Jones of Kissimmee and Clifton Conway of Millington, Tenn., she was a member of GAP Ministries in Kissimmee...
Janie Edwards (10/12/01)
DEXTER - Janie Lucille Edwards, 81, died Oct. 10, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 10, 1920, in Murray, Ky., daughter of the late Atle and Illa Marine Charlton, she was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Dexter. In 1937, at Piggott, Ark., she married Tribble Elsworth Edwards ho preceded her in death in 1991...
Sam Garland (10/12/01)
MATTHEWS - Samuel T. "Sam" Garland, 59, died Oct. 10, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 9, 1942, in Clinton, Ky., son of Bennie Henderson Garland of Cadiz, Ky., and the late Artell Henderson, he was an industrial electrician for Noranda Aluminum since 1984 and was stationed in Germany while serving with the U.S. Army...
Margaret Parks (10/30/01)
DUDLEY - Margaret Ann Parks, 63, died Oct. 28, 2001, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 28, 1938, in Bernie, daughter of Mildred Spicer Mekan of Bernie and the late Lawrence Mekan, she lived in Dudley most of her life, where she attended the Church of God...
Rudy Taylor (10/30/01)
DEXTER - Rudy Vallee Taylor, 67, died Oct. 29, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 12, 1934, in Jacksonville, Ark., son of the late Bayless and Alma Montgomery Taylor Sr., he was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Bayless and Mary Taylor Jr. of Dudley; special friends, Floyd and Phyllis Edwards and Leroy Green; and by several nieces and nephews...
Vadie Joiner (10/30/01)
CAMPBELL - Vadie Joiner, 79, died Oct. 28, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare North. Born Jan. 3, 1922, in Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late Jessie and Ona Pate Hallum, she was of the Baptist belief. She and Floyd Joiner were married in Blytheville, Ark., and he preceded her in death in March 1966...
Raymond Wilson (10/30/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Raymond D. Wilson, 77, died Oct. 28, 2001, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 1, 1924, at Chaffee, he was the son of the late Ezra and Rosa Griffin Wilson. One brother, Leslie Wilson, survives of Dexter...
Juanita Redman (10/15/01)
DEXTER - Juanita L. Redman, 83, died Oct. 15, 2001, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home.
Margrite Darby (10/15/01)
DEXTER - Margrite M. Darby, 71, died Oct. 14, 2001, at her home. Born Dec. 29, 1929, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Perry Lee and Edna Young Moore, she was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former employee of the International Hat Factory and a resident of Dexter for many years...
Aquilla Cooper (10/15/01)
MALDEN - Aquilla Cooper, 91, died Oct. 13, 2001, at the Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 12, 1910, at Malden, daughter of the late P.A. and Rosa Belle Gulledge Stocks, she worked as a clerk in grocery stores in Malden and Bernie for 26 years. A member of the Lone Oak General Baptist Church near Malden for more than 50 years, she taught the Ladies Bible class and was a member of the choir...
Marjorie Jaeger (10/15/01)
KENNEDALE, Texas - Marjorie R. Rogers Jaeger, 56, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Sept. 29, 2001, at Pecan Manor Health Care in Kennedale. Born Aug. 1, 1945, in Orland, Calif., to Juanita Adkins Rogers of West Allis, Wis., and the late Rollie R. Rogers, she grew up in Morehouse, attended Morehouse Schools and graduated in the Class of 1963. She attended the School of the Ozarks at Point Lookout and the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Annabell Hagar (10/15/01)
MORLEY - Annabell Hagar, 88, died at 1:31 p.m. Oct. 12, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 5, 1913, in Biggers, Ark., son of the late Thomas Newton "T.N." and Lydia Davidson Hagar, she had been a waitress for the Morley Cafe and was a bookkeeper for Hagar-Holland Bookkeeping in Morley. She was a member of the Morley Baptist Church...
Theda Hutson (10/15/01)
CHARLESTON - Theda Welch Farrell Hutson, 70, died at 7 a.m. Oct. 14, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 7, 1931, at Wyatt, daughter of the late Victor and Lucille Welch, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and had been employed by the Brown Shoe Company until her retirement in 1988...
R. Wayne Lorch (10/15/01)
BARTLETT, Ill. - R. Wayne Lorch, 58, died Oct. 11, 2001, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Born March 2, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Claudine Tippett Lorch of Advance, Mo., and the late Leonard Lorch, he graduated in 1961 from Advance High School, where he was an all-state basketball player. ...
Dale Hendrix (10/25/01)
CHAFFEE - The Rev. Dale Levi Hendrix, 58, died at 1:12 a.m. Oct. 25, 2001, at his home. Born Dec. 22, 1942, in Zalma, son of the late Cletis Izer and Thelma Delores Gobble Hendrix, he was pastor of the House of Prayer in Chaffee. On Nov. 23, 1962, he married Virginia L. McRoy, who survives of the home...
Hope Easter (10/25/01)
CHARLESTON - Hope Easter, 76, formerly of Anniston, died Oct. 23, 2001, at her home. Born July 12, 1925, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late Willie and Etleka Bomar Sterling, she lived in Charleston for the past 19 years where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Charles Eifert (10/25/01)
JACKSON - Charles L. Eifert, 69, formerly of Scott City, died Oct. 24, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Harold Shipman (10/25/01)
DEXTER - Harold Shipman, 79, died Oct. 25, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Pearl Lewis (10/25/01)
SIKESTON - Pearl Lewis, 85, formerly of East Prairie, died at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born May 27, 1916, in East Prairie, daughter of the late John W. and Verna Sanders Clifft, she lived in East Prairie most of her life. ...
Jimmy VanWinkle (10/04/01)
BERTRAND - Jimmy Dale VanWinkle, 50, died Sept. 30, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 10, 1951, in Alton, son of Mary Pauline "Polly" VanWinkle of Alton and the late Hiram VanWinkle, he was a truck driver. Survivors in addition to his mother include: three sons, Joey VanWinkle of Bertrand and Coty Woodson and Chase Woodson of Sikeston; one daughter, Jeannie Johnson of Alton; one sister, Gloria Campbell of Alton; and eight grandchildren...
Thomas McGowen (10/04/01)
PUXICO - Thomas Wesley "Tom" McGowen, 78, died Oct. 3, 2001, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born July 27, 1923, in Dudley, son of the late Willie and Janie Craft McGowen, he was a lifelong resident of Puxico. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the European, African and Eastern Theaters of World War II and was a recipient of the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and three overseas bars. ...
Jerry Thomure (10/04/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jerry D. Thomure, 59, died Oct. 2, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born July 15, 1942, in East Prairie, son of Alma Mae Simmons Thomure of Cape Girardeau and the late Rev. Arnold Thomure, he owned and operated the Jerry Thomure Trucking Company in Cape Girardeau...
Harry Gibson (10/05/01)
SIKESTON - Harry Leroy Gibson Jr., 62, died Oct. 3, 2001, at his home. Born July 15, 1939, in St. Louis, son of the late Harry Leroy and Dorothy Irene Nelson Gibson Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had been a technician with Heartland Oxygen Medical Equipment in Sikeston and was presently employed at an axe factory in Bernie...
Betty Stancil (10/04/01)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Betty Walker Stancil, formerly of Sikeston, died at 3:05 p.m. Oct. 1, 2001, at the Caritas Medical Center in Louisville. Born in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Esther Kruger Walker Sr. and was a member of the Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville...
Ellis Pruett (10/04/01)
BLOOMFIELD - William Ellis Pruett, 86, died Oct. 3, 2001, in Dexter. Born Feb. 6, 1915, near Bernie, son of the late James and Bertha Teualton Pruett, he was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. He was engaged in a mercantile business near Dexter for 20 years before moving to Frisco. He moved to Aid in 1956 where he continued a store business for 10 years...
Mary Fisher (10/05/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Louise Fisher, 73, died Oct. 4, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home, where friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at St. Eustachius Catholic Church...
Lollie Chrisman (10/05/01)
DEXTER - Lollie M. Chrisman, 94, died Oct. 4, 2001, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1906, in rural Essex, daughter of the late W.R. and Mary Caroline McMullin Taylor, she and her husband had owned the Chrisman LP Gas Company, Chrisman Oil Company and Chrisman Hardware...
Joseph Ellis (10/05/01)
CHARLESTON - Joseph H. Ellis Jr., 94, died Oct. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 20, 1907, in Newbern, Tenn., son of the late Joseph H. and Willie Mae Green Ellis Sr., he lived in Missouri most of his life and was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church in Charleston...
Thomas McGowen (10/05/01)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Thomas Wesley McGowen, 78, who died Oct. 3, 2001, were: Clint Barnfield, Chris Barnfield, Seth Keena, Scott Keena, Tony McGowen and Jim McGowen.
Terry Smith (10/05/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Terry R. Smith, 53, died Oct. 4, 2001, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home.
Queen Johnson (10/02/01)
HOWARDVILLE - Queen Esther Johnson, 90, died Sept. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston. Born Oct. 23, 1910, in Coldwater, Miss., daughter of the late Lucy Williams, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Howardville. Survivors include: one son, Shedd Johnson of Howardville; one sister, Jessie Mae Stokes of Yuba City, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Candra Booker and Shed Booker of Parma, LaShante Johnson of Cape Girardeau and Shaqouya Hill of Florida...
Lonnie Henry (10/03/01)
CHARLESTON - Lonnie R. Henry, 49, died Sept. 28, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 13, 1952, in Charleston, son of the late Lanie and Edith Fulton Henry, he was a lifelong resident of Charleston and graduated in 1971 from Charleston High School. ...
Betty Stancil (10/03/01)
~Louisville, Ky. LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Betty Walker Stancil, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 1, 2001, at the Caritas Medical Center in Louisville. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Debra Brawley (10/03/01)
SCOTT CITY - Debra Hamil Brawley, 45, died at 10:10 p.m. Oct. 1, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 21, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Arthur Clifford and Melba Melinda Rhodes Hamil, she had been a clerk for Heilig-Meyer...
Helen Grooms (10/03/01)
CHAFFEE - Helen Grooms, 71, died at 9:15 p.m. Oct. 1, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 20, 1930, in Wardell, daughter of the late Lonnie and Bertha Mary Scheeter Pratt, she was a cook for the Chaffee Grade School before retiring. She was a member of the General Baptist Church and American Legion Post 389 Auxiliary in Chaffee...
Nina Ferrell (10/24/01)
MOREHOUSE - Arrangements have been changed for Nina Ferrell, 87, who died Oct. 22, 2001. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Essex Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Breeden of Morehouse officiating...
Hope Easter (10/24/01)
CHARLESTON - Hope Easter, 76, died Oct. 23, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Pearl Lewis (10/24/01)
SIKESTON - Pearl Lewis, 85, formerly of East Prairie, died at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Gene Wells (10/23/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Rev. Eugene "Gene" Wells, 79, died Oct. 21, 2001, at Three Rivers Health Care South. Born May 8, 1922, at Doniphan, son of the late Charles and Lucy Collins Emery, he had lived at Qulin and East Prairie before moving to East Prairie in 1984. ...
Louise Price (10/23/01)
DEXTER - Louise Price, 73, died Oct. 21, 2001, at the Vintage Villa Nursing Center. Born Nov. 16, 1927, at Portageville, she was the daughter of Pearl Adams Cathey of Dexter and the late Fred Monroe Cathey. On Jan. 18, 1946, in St. Louis, she married Delmar Carson Price who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1994...
Thelma Davis (10/23/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Thelma Irene Davis, 81, who died Oct. 21, 2001, were: Philip Hubbert, David Hubbert, Raymond Shaver, Johnny Shaver, Randy Shaver and Ron Vermilye.
Nina Ferrell (10/23/01)
MOREHOUSE - Nina Ferrell, 87, died Oct. 22, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 9, 1914, in Fredonia, Ky., daughter of the late Allen B. and Elvada Rustin Andrews, she lived in Morehouse most of her life. On March 10, 1934, at Morehouse, she married Paul L. Ferrell Sr. who preceded her in death on May 13, 1988...
Maurice Beardslee (10/23/01)
BENTON - Maurice Beardslee, 86, died at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 21, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 7, 1914, in Oran, son of the late Paul and Frances Groves Beardslee, he was a mechanic for Chrysler Auto in Detroit, Mich., before retiring and was a member of the Benton Methodist Church...