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Obituaries from November 2001

Elnora McIntyre (11/14/01)
BELL CITY - Elnora Alice McIntyre, 84, died at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Caseline Henry (11/14/01)
CHARLESTON - Caseline Ethel Henry, 45, died unexpectedly Nov. 11, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston of an apparent heart attack. Born Aug. 5, 1956, in Charleston, daughter of the late Lanie and Edith Fulton Henry, she graduated in 1975 from Charleston High School. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church of Deliverance, where she sang in the State Choir, served on the Usher Board and Hospitality Committee and was Sunday school secretary...
Euless Stanley (11/09/01)
LILBOURN - Glada Euless Stanley, 81, died Nov. 9, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born June 9, 1920, in Enola, Ark., daughter of the late Jesse W. and Lucy W. Hurst Weaver, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn. She had been a teacher's aide at Lilbourn Elementary School and later worked in the New Madrid Nursing Center Dietary Department before retiring...
Verba Romines (11/12/01)
BERNIE - Verba Romines, 80, died Nov. 11, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie.
Tonya Wade Jordan (11/09/01)
NEW MADRID - Tonya Marie Wade Jordan, 28, of rural New Madrid, died Nov. 7, 2001, at her home. Born July 10, 1973, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles E. and Judy Kay Truett Wade of Sikeston, she was a 1992 graduate of Sikeston High School. She had been employed by Dr. David Morris at the Delta Veterinary Clinic, Wal-Mart in Sikeston and Plastene Supply Company in Portageville...
Marion Mitchell (11/09/01)
DEXTER - Marion Mitchell, 77, died Nov. 7, 2001, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 31, 1924, in Essex, son of the late Willie and Anna Ledbetter Mitchell, he attended the Hopewell General Baptist Church at Frisco. He retired as a line worker for General Motors in Flint, Mich., and served with the U.S. Army in World War II...
James Wright (11/09/01)
MATTHEWS - James Allen "Tap" Wright, 54, died Nov. 7, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 4, 1947, in Kilmichael, Miss., he was the son of the late Issiah Wright and Della Love Wright. Survivors include: one brother, L.C. Wright of St. Louis; one sister-in-law, Norma Wright of Malden; and several nieces and nephews...
Alvie Burton (11/09/01)
VANDUSER - Alvie J. Burton, 89, died Nov. 8, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 26, 1912, in Buttermilk, Ark., son of the late S.W. and Mary Miranda Burton, he was a self-employed farmer and of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 16, 1969, he married Carol Reynolds who survives of the home...
Sue Hink (11/09/01)
SCOTT CITY - Mary "Sue" Hink, 62, died at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 2001, at her home. Born May 24, 1939, at Fornfelt, daughter of the late William Leslie and Nona Belle Lincoln Welker, she was a waitress and barmaid in Cape Girardeau and Scott City. On May 19, 1957, in Mississippi, she married Richard Gordon Hink who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2000...
Myrtle McGowen (11/09/01)
DEXTER - Myrtle McGowen, 74, died Nov. 8, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Oct. 6, 1927, in Ellsinore, she was the daughter of the late J.O. and Dora Ketcherside Carter. On Jan. 26, 1943, at Malden, she married Charles McGowen who survives of the home...
Johnny Alexander (11/09/01)
JACKSON - Johnny Hester Alexander, 85, died Nov. 6, 2001, at his home. Born May 21, 1916, in Puryear, Tenn., son of the late Charlie Hester and Ollie Miller Alexander, he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston and a veteran of the U.S. ...
Donald Hopper (11/12/01)
SCOTT CITY - Donald Lee Hopper, 71, died at 1 a.m. Nov. 11, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1930, in Girard, Ill., son of the late Clinton B. and Hazel I. Rigg Hopper, he was a machinist for 30 years at Richardson Manufacturing in Springfield, Ill. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City...
Herman Goss (11/12/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Charles "Herman" Goss, 70, who died Nov. 8, 2001, were: James Sides, Buck Sides, Vern Thornton, Duane Floyd, Roger Hall and Bill Sides.
Alice McQueen (11/12/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Alice McQueen, 70, who died Nov. 5, 2001, were: Loyal McCanless, Roy McGuire, Jeff Ottinger, Jonathan McQueen, Roger Kevitt and Wade Jines.
Charles Pruett (11/12/01)
CHAFFEE - Charles Elwin Pruett Jr., 60, died at 11:20 a.m. Nov. 9, 2001, at his home. Born March 16, 1941, in Blodgett, son of Grace Williams Pruett of Chaffee and the late Charles Elwin Pruett Sr., he retired as a line operator for Procter and Gamble in Cape Girardeau. He was a former patrol officer in Chaffee and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Charles Lewis (11/12/01)
SPRINGFIELD - Charles Edward Lewis, 77, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:35 p.m. Nov. 4, 2001, at his home, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 11, 1924, in Springfield, son of the late Otis E. and Eva M. Lewis, he was a 1942 graduate of Republic High School. ...
Herman Goss (11/12/01)
CAHOKIA, Ill. - Herman Goss, 70, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 8, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 9, 1931, in Arbyrd, Mo., son of the late Charlie and Lessie Black Gross, he was the retired owner/operator of Herman Goss Tree Service and a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, both in Cahokia...
Marie Landgraf (11/12/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Marie Bertha Eifert Landgraf, 93, died Nov. 9, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born May 14, 1908, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Daniel and Pauline Will Eifert, she was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau and Trinity Lutheran Church in Okmulgee, Okla., and a current member of Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City...
Darrell Alcorn (11/12/01)
SIKESTON - Darrell Ellis Alcorn, 84, died Nov. 11, 2001, at his home. Born June 13, 1917, in Greenway, Ark., son of the late Ellis and Wrista Alcorn, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM, a Shriner with the Moolah Temple in St. ...
Mary Pearson (11/12/01)
BELL CITY - Mary Kathryn Pearson, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 11, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 2, 1921, in Niles, Ohio, daughter of the late Sidney "Sid" and Margaret Jane Beardsley Mullins, she was a member of Temple of Faith General Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Dora Lampkins (11/23/01)
SCOTT CITY - Dora Lee Lampkins, 85, died at 2:50 a.m. Nov. 20, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 20, 1916, in Malden, daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Piles Gordon, she was a cook for Henson's and Rhodes Huddle House before retiring and a member of the Memorial Wesleyan Methodist Church in Scott City...
Jesse Coats (11/23/01)
SCOTT CITY - Jesse Oneal Coats, 84, died at 3:20 a.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 16, 1917, in Fornfelt, son of the late Jesse Frank and Alta Oneal Coats, he was a locomotive engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad and U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A life member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, he was also a member of H.O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672 of Cape Girardeau and VFW Post 6407 of Scott City...
John McFall Sr. (11/23/01)
DEXTER - John L. McFall Sr., 65, died Nov. 21, 2001, at his home. Born Jan. 20, 1936, at Morley, son of the late George W. and Gertrude McDaniels McFall, he was a retired truck driver. He served with the U.S. Navy on the USS O'Brien and USS Dortch and was a member of American Legion Post 1000 in Dexter...
Edward Martin (11/23/01)
SCOTT CITY - Edward Joseph Martin, 89, died at 8:45 p.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at his daughter's home in Portland, Ind. Born Jan. 31, 1912, in Kelso, son of the late Albin Bishop and Ortha Blattel Martin, he retired as a fireman with the Cotton Belt Railroad and was a self-employed farmer...
Willis Christian (11/23/01)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Willis "Putt" Christian, 88, who died Nov. 19, 2001, were: Lamar Harkness, Vern Shrum, Don Melton, Carl Lee Griffin, Gene Reddick and Harlan Foster.
Preston Whitley (11/23/01)
MARSTON - Preston E. Whitley, 72, died Nov. 21, 2001, in Marston. Born March 6, 1929, in Middle, Tenn., he was the son of the late Jess and Gerthie Whitley. On April 26, 1955, in Arkansas, he married Marcella Hampton who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one son, Darrell Whitley of Lilbourn; three daughters, Sharon Brooks, Janet Johnson and Donna Whitley of Illinois; and six grandchildren...
Naomi Glenn (11/23/01)
CHARLESTON - Naomi Bowman Glenn, 76, died at 8:35 a.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at her home. Born March 20, 1925, in Dardanelle, Ark., daughter of the late John Carey and Rosa Lee Cossey Bowman, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was a beautician at Freda's Beauty Shop in East Prairie for many years and was of the Baptist belief...
Jacob Myres (11/23/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jacob Lee Myres, 79, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:18 a.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 4, 1922, in East Prairie, son of the late Albert and Maggie Olene Ferguson Myres, he had been employed by the Colonial Service Station and was a member of the LaCroix United Methodist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Local 1104 and had also worked for Crites and Sailer Construction and Melvin Rickard Construction...
Helen Sweet (11/23/01)
BERTRAND - Helen Groves Sweet, 71, died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 22, 2001, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Katie Morris (11/23/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Katie Frances Morris, 72, died Nov. 22, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. Dr. Tom Walls will officiate. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
William Clark (11/23/01)
NEW MADRID - William H. Clark, 80, died at 5:03 a.m. Nov. 22, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 2, 1921, in New Madrid County, son of the late Jasper Andrew and Loria Alberta Lindsey Clark, he was a timber farmer. He was a member of New Life Assembly Church in New Madrid and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Anna Duley (11/23/01)
IDALIA - Anna Duley, 54, died Nov. 20, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 19, 1946, in Essex, daughter of the late Elmer Lewis and Bessie Irene Purcell Sanders, she lived in Essex before moving to Idalia 10 years ago and was a member of the South Pleasant Valley General Baptist Church...
Hazel Bembry (11/23/01)
CALIFORNIA - Hazel Bembry, 72, died Nov. 21, 2001, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Mo Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo.
Ronald Hankins (11/23/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Ronald David Hankins, 54, died unexpectedly Nov. 19, 2001, at the Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. Born Jan. 14, 1947, in St. Louis, son of the late Daniel Eugene and Lois Marie Waller Hankins, he was a member of the First Christian Church and the Elks Lodge. A past member of the Rod and Custom Car Club and member of various other car clubs, he was also a Boy Scout leader and worked for Briggs and Stratton...
Mildred George (11/23/01)
SIKESTON - Mildred Corbin George, 77, died at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 30, 1923, in Risco, daughter of the late Nathan Alexander and Cora Jane Fox Bennett, she was a private duty nurse aide and member of the First United Pentecostal Church...
Raymond Ashley (11/05/01)
MARION, Ark. - Raymond Leo Ashley, 90, died Nov. 4, 2001, at his home. Born April 23, 1911, in Houlka, Miss., son of the late Oscar D. and Eola R. Ashley, he was a retired farmer. Survivors include: one daughter, Barbara Ross of Sikeston; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Zoa Cox (11/05/01)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday for Zoa Cox, 90, who died Nov. 2, 2001, were Stanley Cookson, Steven Cookson, Michaqel Cox, Marty Barnfield, Bruce Christian and Bill Hutchcraft.
Robert Abernathy (11/05/01)
CANALOU - Robert Lavern Abernathy, 77, died at 1:50 p.m. Nov. 3, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 4, 1924, at Searles, Tenn., son of the late Oscar Laverlie and Georgia Caroline Baker Abernathy, he was a farmer. On Dec. 11, 1945, in New Madrid, he married Frances Elizabeth Bishop who survives of the home...
Kimiko Williams (11/05/01)
OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Kimiko Williams, 70, died Nov. 2, 2001, at her home. Born March 7, 1931, at Tokyo, Japan, daughter of the late Kenshiro and Tsuru Koshino, she was a member of the Japanese Christian Church in Vista. On June 29, 1955, in Yokohoma, Japan, she married Ronald E. Williams who survives of the home...
Marjorie Temples (11/30/01)
DEXTER - Marjorie Ellen Blackman Temples, 78, died Nov. 28, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 12, 1923, in Dexter, daughter of the late Vernie C. and Tyna May Embrey Blackman, she was of the Baptist belief. On Nov. 18, 1950, in Mississippi, she married Dwight H. "Pete" Temples who preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1995...
Mary Carson (11/30/01)
SIKESTON - Mary Lucille Heath Carson, 69, died at 2:07 a.m. Nov. 30, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and a prayer service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m...
Heartsill Daniel (11/30/01)
SIKESTON - Heartsill Daniel, 86, died Nov. 30, 2001, at his home. Born Oct. 11, 1915, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Jess and Mable Holman Daniel, he attended the Community of Christ Church and was a retired self-employed farmer and carpenter. On Nov. 2, 1939, in Dexter, he married Helen Mae Ziegenhorn who survives of the home...
Ted Gaines (11/29/01)
DELTA - Theodore "Ted" Gaines, 86, died at 11:28 a.m. Nov. 28, 2001, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Nov. 10, 1915, near Zalma, son of the late King and Ella Deck Gaines, he was a retired plumber with Chicago Journeyman Plumbers L.U. 130 U.A. A member of the Union Hill General Baptist Church, he was attending the First Baptist Church in Delta and was a member of the Delta Senior Citizens Club...
Ada Armstrong (11/30/01)
SIKESTON - Ada Jean Laird Armstrong, 69, died Nov. 29, 2001, at her home. Born Jan. 4, 1932, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Clifford and Berdie Lee Clayton Laird, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She retired as a customer service representative for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and was a volunteer at the Billy Graham Crusade...
William Thacker (11/29/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - William Hershel Thacker, 88, died Nov. 27, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Jan. 15, 1913, in Selmer, Tenn., he was the son of the late Henry and Edna Thacker. In 1957, at Selmer, Tenn., he married Janie Spencer who preceded him in death...
Ada Armstrong (11/29/01)
SIKESTON - Ada Jean Laird Armstrong, 69, died Nov. 29, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Rosa Fausett (11/30/01)
MARSTON - Rosa Lee Duke Barbre Fausett, 95, died Nov. 29, 2001, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born June 12, 1906, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Lonnie and Becky Ward Duke, she was a member of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church and active in the Marston Senior Civic Club and with the American Red Cross...
Dorothy Caldwell (11/29/01)
DEXTER - Dorothy LaVerne Caldwell, 70, died Nov. 26, 2001, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 29, 1931, at Dexter, to the late Lee Rowe and Maudie Joseph Rowe, she attended the Pleasant Grove Church near Dexter. On May 22, 1949, at Dexter, she married Richard Caldwell, who survives of the home in Dexter...
Marion Mitchell (11/08/01)
DEXTER - Marion Mitchell, 77, of rural Dexter, died Nov. 7, 2001, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Johnny Alexander (11/08/01)
JACKSON - Johnny Hester Alexander, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 6, 2001, at his home. Born May 21, 1916, in Puryear, Tenn., son of the late Charlie Hester and Ollie Miller Alexander, he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston and a veteran of the U.S. ...
A. Wayne Findley (11/12/01)
PUXICO - A. Wayne Findley, 72, died Nov. 10, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 22, 1928, in Puxico, son of the late Alfred L. and Pearl King Findley, he lived in the Puxico and Poplar Bluff areas all his life. A retired commercial vehicle inspector with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, he was affiliated with the Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served in the Signal Corps...
Tonya Jordan (11/08/01)
NEW MADRID - Tonya Marie Wade Jordan, 28, died at 6:03 p.m. Nov. 7, 2001, at her home near Kewanee. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Wilma Dakin (11/21/01)
SCOTT CITY - Wilma Ethel Dakin, 77, died at 9:10 a.m. Nov. 20, 2001, at her son's home in Olmsted, Ill. Born July 12, 1924, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Louie E. and Rosie Jane Belk Menees, she was a secretary for the Columbus Hospital in Chicago, Ill...
Harley Davis (11/21/01)
CHAFFEE - Harley Eugene Davis, 70, died at 5:20 a.m. Nov. 20, 2001, at his home. Born April 2, 1931, in New Madrid, son of the late James Ralston and Lola Violet Morrow Davis, he was a retired welder for Missouri Dry Docks in Cape Girardeau and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee...
Eleanor Welch (11/21/01)
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Eleanor Tatum Welch, 62, died Oct. 30, 2001, at her home. Born June 23, 1939, at Deventer, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Dee Tatum and Helen Evans. Survivors include: one son, Robert Welch of Moline, Ill.; two daughters, Kerri Mayer of Addison, Ill., and Tracey Welch of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two sisters, Norma Johnson of Sikeston, Mo., and Dorothy Laster of Altamonte Springs; three brothers, Frank Tatum of Sikeston, Bobbie Tatum of East Prairie, Mo., and Dee Thurman Tatum of Westland, Mich; and six grandchildren.. ...
Anna Steele (11/21/01)
WORDEN, Ill. - Anna V. Steele, 64, died at 5:27 a.m. Nov. 10, 2001, at her home. Born March 3, 1937, in Perkins, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lora Elfrank Gulley. On Aug. 6, 1962, in East St. Louis, she married Charles Edward Steele who survives of the home...
Sherry Stark (11/21/01)
MAPLEWOOD - Sharon "Sherry" Byrd Stark, 52, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 13, 2001, at IHS in Valley Park. Born Nov. 13, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late James E. and Betty Byrd, graduated in 1967 from Sikeston High School where she was a member of the concert choir. ...
Sherry Tilley (11/21/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Sherry J. Tilley, 28, who died Nov. 17, 2001, were: Scott Tilley, Bob McClure, Billy McClure, Derek Lemon, Charles Tilley and Tim Bruce.
Dora Lampkins (11/21/01)
SCOTT CITY - Dora Lee Lampkins, 85, died Nov. 20, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Velma Hill (11/19/01)
ST. LOUIS - Velma I. Hill, 84, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:55 a.m. Nov. 16, 2001, at the Beau Vais Manor. Born June 26, 1917, in Marion, Ill., daughter of the late Norman and Georgia Henninger Summers, she was a lacer for the International Shoe Company for 40 years and a certified nurses' aide at the Green Meadows Retirement Home from 1993-97...
Pauline Stricker (11/16/01)
JACKSON - Pauline E. Stricker, 95, formerly of Gordonville, died Nov. 14, 2001, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home. Born March 31, 1906, at North Sudbury, Mass., daughter of the late Alfred and Mabel Provost Beauregard, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and a member of St. Ann's Sodality and the Legion of Mary...
Velma Hill (11/16/01)
ST. LOUIS - Velma Hill, 84, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:55 a.m. Nov. 16, 2001, at the Beau Vais Manor in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Cleo Mossman (11/16/01)
DEXTER - Cleo Mossman, 77, died Nov. 15, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bertie Simmons (11/15/01)
SCOTT CITY - Elberta Mae "Bertie" Simmons, 97, died at 1:48 p.m. Nov. 14, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born May 9, 1904, in Millcreek, Ill., to the late Green Perry and Dakota Cruse Watkins, she was a seamstress for 40 years with Ely Walker Co. and a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City where she taught Sunday school for many years...
Florence Taylor (11/15/01)
BERNIE - Florence Melissalee Taylor, 90, formerly of Bernie, died Nov. 12, 2001, at the Integrated Health Systems at Big Valley Park. Born Aug. 2, 1911, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Monroe and Lillie May Haymes Gammons, she was a homemaker and affiliated with the Pentecostal Church...
Tom Miller (11/19/01)
ROCKVIEW - Tom Miller, 74, died Nov. 17, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 10, 1926, in Chaffee, son of the late Earl Hobert and Emma Belle Smith Miller, he was a retired engineer for the Frisco Railroad Company in Chaffee and served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Rockview, Chaffee VFW Post 3127 and Cape Girardeau Disabled American Veterans...
Tonya Essary (11/26/01)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Tonya Lee Essary, 23, died Nov. 21, 2001, at the Summit Medical Center in Nashville. Born July 12, 1978, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Thomas Lee Essary of Southside and Mary Ann Howard Stoveall of Conyers, Ga., she was of the Baptist belief...
Katie Morris (11/26/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Katie F. Morris, 72, died Nov. 22, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Dec. 7, 1928, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Lonnie and Hattie Patrick Walker, she was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville where she was a past member of the WCG...
Helen Sweet (11/26/01)
BERTRAND - Helen Kathleen Groves Sweet, 71, died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 22, 2001, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Nov. 20, 1930, in Red Bay, Ala., daughter of the late Floyd and Lillie Bell Warren George, she lived in Bertrand most of her life, where she attended the First Baptist Church...
J.L. McLard (11/26/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for J.R. McLard, 67, who died Nov. 20, 2001, were: Clifford Townsend, Marvin Edwards, Harold Williams, Lonus Caudle, Ralph Hall and Jim Holden. Honorary pallbearers were: Fred Smith, Frank Hatchell, Dale Jones, Hubert Neely and Bobby Dodd...
Mildred George (11/26/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mildred Corbin George, 77, who died Nov. 21, 2001, were: Chris Brewer, Austin Corbin, Roy Ward, Randy Hopper, James Simmons and Porter Brewer. Burial followed in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie...
LaVaughn Medley (11/26/01)
DELTA - LaVaughn Medley, 68, died Nov. 25, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Anna Duley (11/26/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Anna Duley, 54, who died Nov. 20, 2001, were: Donald Volz, Timmy Sanders, Dale Sanders, George Jaco, Ernie Williams Sr. and Ernie Williams Jr.
John Hudson (11/26/01)
ORAN - John Burton Hudson, 97, died Nov. 24, 2001, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Aug. 24, 1904, at Gatewood, son of the late Newton and Maude Goodman Hudson, he retired as a farm laborer for the Jim Mack Emerson Farm near Morley. On Sept. 25, 1935, he married Thelma Hart who preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 1992...
Golda Woods (11/26/01)
DEXTER - Golda Mae Woods, 73, died Nov. 24, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born March 31, 1928, in Hendrickson, daughter of the late Ed and Dorothy Ray Etheridge, she lived in Silva for many years before moving to Dexter in 1993. She was a member of Elk General Baptist Church in Broseley...
Paul Hoxworth (11/26/01)
GRAVEL HILL - Paul E. Hoxworth, 86, died Nov. 19, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 19, 1915, son of the late John and Ella Hester Hoxworth, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and lived and farmed in the Gravel Hill community since 1953. He had worked for Delta Asphalt, Rock Hill Asphalt and Penzel Construction before retiring in 1977 and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 513...
Hazel Bembry (11/26/01)
MONTECA, Calif. - Hazel Grant Bembry, 72, died Nov. 21, 2001, while visiting her children in Portageville, Mo. Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Tyronza, Ark., daughter of the late Sterling and Sarah Grant, she had graduated from cosmetology school and was a hair stylist before working for Libbey Owens Ford, from where she retired...
Marlin Dunn (11/13/01)
DEXTER - Marlin Dunn, 65, died Nov. 12, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1936, at Uniontown, Ky., son of the late John and Minnie Overfield Dunn, he owned the 225 Package Store in Dexter and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Curt Evans (11/08/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers conducted at 1 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Curt Evans Jr., 57, who died Nov. 5, 2001, were: Larry Crowell, Arles McIntrye, Dugless Estes, Terry Burton, Clark Duke, Robert Deal, Bob Deal and Richard Freed.
Sandra Romberg (11/08/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Sandra Romberg, 58, who died Nov. 6, 2001, will be: James Long, Bobby Long, Johnny Ray Smith, Mike Shands, Michael Long, Jerry Long and Robert Walters.
Homer Patterson (11/08/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Homer Gene Patterson, 56, who died Nov. 5, 2001, were: Harvey Butler, Ronnie Dean Patterson, Cletis Patterson Jr., Roland Appleton, Bruce Appleton and Rick Rauls...
Dixie Dade (11/08/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Dixie Schuerenberg Dade, 78, who died Nov. 5, 2001, were: Greg Stephen Hall, Richard Luke St. Mary, Roger Kenedy, Mark Harrington, John Schuerenberg and Donnie Smith...
Charles Crawford (11/08/01)
WAPPAPELLO - Charles A. Crawford, 55, died Nov. 7, 2001, at his home near Puxico. Born Jan. 15, 1946, in Puxico, son of the late William O. and Leona Clayton Crawford, he lived in the Puxico and Wappapello communities all his life. A member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Poplar Bluff and the Amateur Ham Radio Club, he was a carpenter and receiving clerk for Rowe Furniture in Morehouse...
Jueldeen Livingston (11/08/01)
SCOTT CITY- Jueldeen Kathleen Livingston, 81, died at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 2001, at her home. Born Dec. 10, 1919, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Gracie Mae Hensley Palmer. On Oct. 26, 1940, in Bloomfield, she married Harold Lee Livingston who preceded her in death on April 16, 1977...
Gene Dorris (11/08/01)
LILBOURN - Eugene "Gene" Dorris, 89, died Nov. 6, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 29, 1911, in Steele, son of the late Oscar and Myrtle Woods Dorris, he was a member of the Lilbourn General Baptist Church and Missouri National Guard. He was a self-employed contractor before retiring...
Alma Doggett (11/19/01)
SIKESTON - Alma V. Doggett, 80, died at 1:20 p.m. Nov. 18, 2001, at her home. Born Jan. 4, 1921, in Daisy, daughter of the late Arnold and Bertie Alice Brown Drum, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Jackson Chapter 91, she was deli manager for many years at Barkett's Big Star and had been a supervisor and volunteer for 10 years at the Sikeston Community Sheltered Workshop...
Esther Hampton (11/19/01)
PARIS, Texas - Esther Hampton, 98, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 6:03 p.m. Nov. 17, 2001, at Christus-St. Joseph's Hospital in Paris. Born June 20, 1903, in Arkansas, she had worked at Little Man Lamberts Cafe in Sikeston as a cook for 21 years. In 1966 she moved to DeKalb, Ill., and then to Paris where she lived until her death...
J.R. McLard (11/20/01)
DEXTER - J.R. McLard, 67, died Nov. 20, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 26, 1934, in Bloomfield, son of the late Franklin and Rubie Tankersley McLard, he lived in Dexter most of his life and owned and operated J.R. McLard Truck and Equipment Sales in Dexter, where he was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Rick Howton (11/20/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rick Howton, 51, died Nov. 18, 2001, at the Howton Farm near East Prairie. Born Oct. 9, 1949, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late Charles L. and Nadine Faris Howton, he lived in Mississippi County all his life, where he owned and operated Pork Done Right in East Prairie and was a landowner. He was a member of Nelson United Methodist Church...
Willis Christian (11/20/01)
PUXICO - Willis "Putt" Christian, 88, died Nov. 19, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 31, 1913, in Puxico, son of the late Jess and Ester Ellis Christian, he lived in the Puxico area all his life and was a retired livestock and row crop farmer. He was a member of the Puxico Christian Church...
James Poe (11/20/01)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Rev. James R. Poe, 66, died Nov. 18, 2001, in Bloomington. Born June 1, 1935, in Bloomfield, Mo., son of Roy Poe of Bloomfield and the late Agnes Hankins Poe, he was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a minister for the United Methodist Church and retired as pastor of the Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church in Illinois...
Vivian McMurtry (11/20/01)
LANCASTER, Calif. - Vivian Gay McMurtry, 67, died Nov. 17, 2001, in Lancaster, following a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 10, 1934, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late Anna Butrum, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Lancaster. Her husband, Charles McMurtry, survives of the home...
Velma Hill (11/19/01)
ST. LOUIS - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today for Velma Hill, 84, who died Nov. 16, 2001, will be: Perry Holt, Andrew Holt, Tyler Holt, Vernon Summers, Ed Throop and Rick Cooper.
LeRoy Parkinson (11/19/01)
DEXTER - LeRoy Parkinson, 74, formerly of Essex, died Nov. 16, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 26, 1927, in Essex, son of the late Thomas and Bernice Johnson Parkinson, he was a retired carpenter and a former resident of St. Louis and California...
Charles Harlan (11/19/01)
GRAYRIDGE - Charles D. Harlan, 61, died Nov. 16, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 17, 1939, in Grayridge, son of the late Thomas and Viola Kamin Harlan, he served with the U.S. Air Force and was of the Baptist belief. He lived in Grayridge most of his life...
Esther Hampton (11/20/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Esther Hampton, 98, who died Nov. 17, 2001, will be: Jerry Hampton, Billy Hampton, Allen Cossey, Jack Daniels, Mike Hampton and Lee Kneibert. Burial will follow in the New Morley Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Rick Howton (11/19/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rick Howton, 52, died Nov. 18, 2001. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
David Talley (11/19/01)
BROWNWOOD - David Shawn Talley, 22, died Nov. 16, 2001, from injuries sustained in a car accident on Highway Z in Wayne County. Born June 15, 1979, at Cape Girardeau to Kenneth and Frankie Futch Talley of Brownwood, he was a service technician with Talley Heating and Cooling...
Sarah Millar (11/19/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sarah E. Millar, 91, died Nov. 16, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Travis Jackson (11/20/01)
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Travis Jackson, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 21, 2001, at his home following a lengthy illness. He graduated in 1948 from Sikeston (Mo). High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Wheaton College in Illinois. He received his law degree from Berkeley, Calif...
Charles Harlan (11/20/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Charles Harlan, 61, who died Nov. 16, 2001, were: David Ritch, Donald Ritch, Denny Ritch, Darrel Ritch, Doug Ritch and Ralph McGarrity.
Mae Rohmiller (11/19/01)
VINITA, Okla. - Mae Rohmiller, 83, died Nov. 16, 2001, at the Craig General Hospital. Born Oct. 30, 1918, in Ottawa County, daughter of the late Ed and Mary Frazier Patrick, she was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, the Ladies Altar Guild, NEA, OEA and the Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association. ...
Geraldine Schaefer (11/19/01)
ORAN - Geraldine Teresa Schaefer, 73, died at 10:25 p.m. Nov. 15, 2001, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 4, 1928, in Commerce, daughter of the late James B. and Minerva J. Stallings Reed, she retired as a machine operator for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Louis and was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran...
Monroe Scott Sr. (11/19/01)
SIKESTON - Monroe Scott Sr., 93, died Nov. 15, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 13, 1908, in Alligator Lake, Miss., he lived in Missouri for over 50 years and was a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of New Madrid. He married Hazel Bell who preceded him in death Nov. 20, 1995...
A.C. "Dub" Riley (11/19/01)
NEW MADRID - Fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, Albert Chilion "Dub" Riley, departed this life Nov. 18, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. On Jan. 16, 1916, Albert Chilion Riley was the third born child of the marriage of William Toney Riley and Virginia Allen Riley. W.T. Riley immediately bestowed Albert with the nickname "Dub," Irish for "little buddy."...
Sherry J. Tilley (11/19/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Sherry J. Tilley, 28, died Nov. 17, 2001, at her home. Born April 21, 1973, in Dexter to Patty Tilley and J.W. Tilley of Bloomfield, she had resided in Bloomfield her entire life and attended the Assembly of God Church in Birds Corner. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: one brother, John Tilley of Bloomfield; three sisters, Mary Jane Tilley, her twin, and Tammy Starnes of Bloomfield and Martha Starnes of Dexter; her grandmother, Evelyn Crowell of Dexter; and five nieces; and two nephews.. ...
Cleo Mossman (11/19/01)
DEXTER - Cleo Alvin Mossman, 77, died Nov. 15, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 26, 1924, at Puxico, son of the late Heber and Millie Fagan Mossman, he was an automobile mechanic in San Francisco Bay, Calif., for 40 years and member of the First Church of God in Dexter...
Thelma Wamble (11/28/01)
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. - Thelma Mae Wamble, 86, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 26, 2001, at the Rivergate Healthcare Center in Riverview. Born May 6, 1915, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Almond and Nancy Robinson Martin, she had lived in Michigan for several years, where she was a member of the Ecorse Baptist Church...
Amy Becking (11/28/01)
BERNIE - Amy Nell Becking, 76, died Nov. 26, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 2, 1925, at Bernie, she was the daughter of the late James Robert Kifer and Ora May Vineyard Kifer. On June 19, 1948, at Piggott, Ark., she married Glendale Lee Becking, who survives of the home...
Melba Bennett (11/28/01)
LaFORGE - Melba Jean Bennett, 71, died at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 27, 2001, in the Beverly Nursing Center. Born July 7, 1930, in Caraway, Ark., daughter of the late L.T. and Janie Vanhoozier Hampton, she had lived in LaForge most of her life and was a member of the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church and New Madrid American Legion Ladies Auxiliary...
Golda Woods (11/28/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Golda Mae Woods, 73, who died Nov. 24, 2001, were: Jack Etheridge, Bobby Pullum, Floyd Pullum, Shawn Harmon, David Shain and Steve Bruce.
William Thacker (11/28/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - William Hershel Thacker died Nov. 24, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Dorothy Caldwell (11/28/01)
DEXTER - Dorothy LaVerne Caldwell, 70, died Nov. 26, 2001, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 29, 1931, at Dexter, to the late Lee Rowe and Maude Joseph Rowe, she attended the Pleasant Grove Church near Dexter. On May 22, 1949, at Dexter, she married Richard Caldwell, who survives of the home in Dexter...
Ronnie Smith (11/28/01)
MARIANNA, Ark. - Ronnie Lee Smith, 49, formerly of Marston, Mo., died Nov. 26, 2001, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born on May 22, 1952, in Marston, to the late Katherine Lynch and Ira Smith, he was a maintenance engineer with the U.S. Corps of Engineers. A member of the American Legion Post in Marianna, he served three years with the U.S. Army and 20 years with the National Guard...
Jueldeen Livingston (11/07/01)
SCOTT CITY - Jueldeen Kathleen Livingston died Nov. 6, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Gene Dorris (11/07/01)
LILBOURN - Gene Dorris died Nov. 6, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Johnny Alexander (11/07/01)
JACKSON - Johnny H. Alexander, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 6, 2001, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Sandra Romberg (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Sandra Lee Romberg, 58, died at 1:38 a.m. Nov. 6, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1943, in Caruthersville, she was the daughter of Mildred Virginia Brown Christian of Gravel Ridge, Ark., and the late Orbia Lee Smith...
Alice McQueen (11/07/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Alice McQueen, 70, died Nov. 5, 2001, at her home near Bloomfield. Born Feb. 20, 1931, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., daughter of the late Marion and Gladys Birmingham Brady, she lived in Tennessee and Arkansas before moving to Bloomfield 35 years ago. A member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Yarbro, Ark., she was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Disabled American Vets, the Sheriff's Association and the National Rifle Association...
Marie Johnson (11/07/01)
SCOTT CITY - Marie F. Glass Johnson, 93, died at 10:20 p.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 30, 1907, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Charles D. and Bertha Dunnigan Frazier, she worked for Brown's Shoe Fit in Cape Girardeau for 20 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City...
Curt Evans (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Curt Evans Jr., 57, died at 11:10 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 1, 1944, in Delmar, Ala., son of the late Alfred Curtis and Ina Mae Byrd Evans Sr., he was an oven operator for Bunny Bread for 33 years. He was a sergeant with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era...
Laura Johnson (11/07/01)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Laura Johnson, 77, who died Nov. 3, 2001, were: Doug Mitchell, Larry Tipton, Danny Biggs, Bob Lowery, Jerry Shaw and Sonny Brannon.
Kimiko Williams (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Kimiko Williams, 70, of Oceanside, Calif., who died Nov. 2, 2001, were: John Scarbrough, Bill Scarbrough, Dub Deason, Richard Riley, Anthony Williams and Gerald Williams...
Catherine Stinson (11/07/01)
CARBONDALE, Ill. - Catherine Helen Hall Stinson, 81, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Nov. 5, 2001, at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Feb. 22, 1920, in Amorel, Ark., daughter of the late Samuel Bruner and Sarah Hattie Scifres Adkisson, she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Jimmie Baldwin (11/27/01)
SIKESTON - Jimmie Baldwin, 66, died Nov. 26, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 2, 1935, in Charleston, W.Va., to the late William and Wina Jones Baldwin, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years and the U.S. Coast Guard for 18 years. He worked for Storey's Market Place and Sikeston Wal-Mart before retiring...
Maxine Kirmaier (11/27/01)
NEW MADRID - Maxine McReynolds Kirmaier, 79, died Nov. 25, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare. Born Jan. 21, 1922, daughter of the late Ralph Clifford and Stella Josephine Menke McReynolds, she was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Cape Girardeau. She served as a board member on several committees for the American Cancer Society and founded Maxine's Shareables Wearables at St. Vincent de Paul Church...
Myoma Smith (11/27/01)
CHARLESTON - Myoma Marie Smith, 85, died at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 24, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 27, 1916, in Wyatt, daughter of the late Onie Hammes and Irene Opal Bailey Gray, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Rebekah's of the IOOF Lodge in Charleston...
John Nocera (11/27/01)
CHAFFEE - John Nocera, 66, died at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 3, 1935, in Buffalo, N.Y., son of the late Charles John and Florence Nocera, he retired as a plant manager for American Can Company in St. Louis and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee...
Jim Clevenger (11/27/01)
BERTRAND - James A. "Jim" Clevenger, 60, died at 6 a.m. Nov. 26, 2001, at his home near Bertrand. Born April 15, 1941, in Winchester, Va., son of the late William Edward and Emma Severson Clevenger, he had lived in Mississippi County for the past several years and operated Farmer Jim's Tomatoes near Bertrand. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Berryville, Va...
Marie Robinson (11/27/01)
CHAFFEE - Marie W. Robinson, 78, died at 8:40 p.m. Nov. 25, 2001, at her home. Born July 19, 1923, at Painton, daughter of the late William and Winnie Barker LaGrand, she was a pants presser for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee before retiring and was a member of the General Baptist Church at Chaffee...
Maxine Henry (11/27/01)
STEELE - Maxine Henry, 78, of Steele died Nov. 20, 2001, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. Born July 9, 1923, in the Samford Community, she was the daughter of the late Joe I. and Hazel Edwards Samford. She was a graduate of Holland High School, a member of the Samford Church of Christ, and a homemaker...
LaVaughn Medley (11/27/01)
DELTA - LaVaughn Medley, 68, died at 11:42 p.m. Nov. 25, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1933, at McBride, daughter of the late Earl and Pearl McKnight Green, she retired as a nurse aide from the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta and Whitewater Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 174...
Homer Patterson (11/06/01)
FAIRDEALING - Homer Gene Patterson, 56, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 5, 2001, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 27, 1944, in Stoddard County, son of the late Victor Harrison and Alma Marie Bess Patterson, he lived in Southeast Missouri all his life. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he lived in Sikeston for 15 years before moving to Fairdealing four years ago...
George Robins (11/06/01)
CHAFFEE - George William Robins, 73, died Nov. 4, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 5, 1928, in Palestine, Ark., son of the late Ullit and Martha Shaford Robins, he was a member of the SEMO Beagle Club and retired as a machine operator for the Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Joliet, Ill...
Tenna Henning (11/06/01)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - Tenna Kaye Henning, 37, formerly of Jackson, Mo., died Oct. 31, 2001, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer. She passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Born July 5, 1964, in Dexter, Mo., she was the daughter of Sharon and Robert Gremore of Portageville, Mo...
Lillian Dooley (11/06/01)
CHAFFEE - Lillian Rea Dooley, 79, died at 6:50 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1921, at Atkins, Ark., daughter of the late Bertie Alvin and Katie Muirhead Bixler, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Chaffee...
Elmer Russell (11/06/01)
SPRINGFIELD - Elmer Dean Russell Sr., 72, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 1, 2001, at his home. Born March 15, 1929, in Clarksville, Ark., son of the late John and Nellie Dunn Russell, he was a salesman before retiring in 1991 and owned and operated the Buck Stove Store in Springfield. A member of the Second Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM in Sikeston, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps...
Vader Link (11/15/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Vader L. Link, 79, died Nov. 14, 2001, at his home near Bloomfield. Born Jan. 5, 1922, to the late Franklin and Mary Magdeline Meinz Link, he was a teacher in the Portageville School System for many years as well as being engaged in farming by raising cattle on his family farm. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and had attended the Link Community Church near Bloomfield...
Walter Scott (11/06/01)
CHAFFEE - Walter Stanley "Scottie" Scott, 68, of Chaffee, died Nov. 5, 2001, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1933, in Kay Switch, Ark., son of the late Jesse Nelson and Lorene Boyd Scott. Walter "Scottie" is a retired riverboat captain with the Missouri Barge Line. A graduate of Charleston High School, where he achieved recognition in football and track, he attended the University of Missouri and also served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Chaffee Masonic Lodge 618...
Darrell Alcorn (11/15/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Darrell Ellis Alcorn, 82, who died Nov. 11, 2001, were: Stan Vardell, David Alcorn, Bill Branum, Sonny Alcorn, John Johnson and Brad Branum.
Grover Lewis (11/15/01)
CAROLINA PINES, N.C. - Grover H. Lewis Jr., died Nov. 11, 2001, at his home. Born June 29, 1929, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Grover H. and Commie Gillum Lewis, he retired as a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army and served in Korea and Vietnam. After retiring from the service, he held positions with the National Automobile Dealers Association and John Hancock Life Insurance...
A. Wayne Findley (11/15/01)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for A. Wayne Findley, 72, who died Nov. 10, 2001, were: Jeff Hollaway, S.L. Cates, Avery Haney, Larry Steward, Carrol Moore and Carlyn Bowan.
Dixie Dade (11/06/01)
SIKESTON - Dixie Schuerenberg Dade, 78, died at 4:45 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 12, 1923, in Kewanee, daughter of the late Charles G. and Mary B. Woods Schuerenberg, she was a registered nurse at Barnes Hospital in St. ...
Icess Milligan (11/06/01)
CHAFFEE - Icess Lorraine Milligan, 70, died at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 29, 1931, in Dexter, daughter of the late James Marion Markland and Ella Loveda Lane Markland, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau...
Curt Evans (11/06/01)
SIKESTON - Curt Evans Jr., 57, died Nov. 5, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Elnora McIntyre (11/15/01)
BELL CITY - Elnora Alice McIntyre, 84, died at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 21, 1917, in Brookfield, Ill., daughter of the late LaPierre and Elsie Pulver Eastabrook, she was a grandparent teacher's aide at the Morehouse Elementary School for many years. She was a member of the First Oneness Pentecostal Church in Morehouse...
Linus Bock (11/15/01)
ADVANCE - Linus E. Bock, 89, died Nov. 13, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 26, 1912, in Cape County, son of the late Carl and Carrie Gluckhertz Bock, he was a retired farmer and member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Advance...
Harold Bryant (11/13/01)
SUMMERFIELD, Fla. - Harold E. Bryant, 74, died Nov. 11, 2001, at the Colquitt Medical Center in Moultrie, Ga. Born Aug. 23, 1927, in Crowder, Mo., son of the late Mary Elizabeth Pratt, he was a retired long distance truck driver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army and served in World War II and the Korean War...
Ella Skinner (11/05/01)
KEVIL, Ky. - Ella Gertrude Skinner, 88, died at 2:25 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at the Life Care Center in LaCenter. Born May 6, 1913, at Barlow, daughter of the late W.D. and Ella Medlin Terrell, she had lived in Anniston for several years and was a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church...
Herman Williamson (11/05/01)
DEXTER - Herman B. Williamson, 83, died Nov. 2, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 17, 1918, in Bloomfield, son of the late Oscar Franklin and Ollie Pry Williamson, he served with the U.S. Navy in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
Dixie Dade (11/05/01)
SIKESTON - Dixie Schuerenberg Dade died at 4:55 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Phil Waldman (11/02/01)
SIKESTON - Ellis Phillip "Phil" Waldman Jr., 76, died Nov. 1, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 13, 1924, in Sikeston, son of the late Ellis and Martha Thomas Waldman Sr., he was a member of the First Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as county clerk of Scott County for 16 years. He worked in sales for the Johnson Publishing Company and was a business owner in Osceola, Ark., before retiring...
Lorene Kuhn (11/05/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lorene Corene Kuhn, 81, died at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 2, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born March 27, 1920, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of the late William and Alvina Amelunke Hager, she was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau...
Lorene Kuhn (11/05/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lorene Kuhn, 81, died Nov. 2, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.
Edward Heckert (11/05/01)
SIKESTON - Edward Heckert, 76, died at 2:11 p.m. Nov. 1, 2001, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. Born July 22, 1925, in Bertrand, son of the late Lawrence Doyle and Cecil Meeks Heckert, he lived in Bertrand most of his life and moved to Sikeston in 1978. ...
Kimiko Williams (11/05/01)
OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Kimiko Williams, 70, died Nov. 2, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
Viola Smith (11/05/01)
SCOTT CITY - Viola Smith, 92, died Nov. 3, 2001, at her home in Scott City. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Rick Fry (11/05/01)
JACKSON - Rick Fry, 39, died Nov. 2, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Charles Carl Jr. (11/05/01)
KANSAS City, Kan. - Charles H. "Snook" Carl Jr., 63, died Nov. 2, 2001, at his home. Born in Kansas City, he was a graduate of Kansas State University and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He worked as a sales representative for the Manville Corp. for 30 years...
Laura Johnson (11/05/01)
PARMA - Laura Johnson, 77, died Nov. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 12, 1923, at Parma, daughter of the late William and Roxie Ward Cravens, she was a program specialist for Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation and had lived in Parma for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Parma First Baptist Church and of the Eastern Star Carnation Chapter 141...
Zoa Cox (11/02/01)
PUXICO - Zoa Gertrude Cox, 90, died Nov. 2, 2001, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Oct. 9, 1911, near Puxico, daughter of the late William C. and Betty Hastings Gray, she lived in the Kinder and Puxico areas all her life and was a member of the Kinder Chapel near Puxico...
Helen Hall Stinson (11/05/01)
CARBONDALE, Ill. - Helen Hall Stinson, 81, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 5:45 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Raymond Savat (11/05/01)
MARSTON - Raymond Leonard Savat, 68, of Marston died 10:20 p.m. Nov. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 14, 1933, in New Madrid County, son of the late Leonard and Pearl Lovins Savat, he was a postmaster for 22 years in Marston and a member of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Marston...
Viola Smith (11/05/01)
SCOTT CITY - Viola Smith, 92, died at 6:15 a.m. Nov. 3, 2001, at her home. Born June 2, 1909, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of the late Albert and Stella Watson Mowery, she was a member of Broadway Methodist Church in Scott City and the United Transportation Union Ladies Auxiliary...
Ricky Fry (11/05/01)
BURFORDVILLE - Ricky Don Fry, 39, died Nov. 2, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1962, in Dexter, son of Jim Fry of Bloomfield and the late Doris Jackson Fry, he had been a carpenter and served with the U.S. Army. He was of the Assemblies of God belief...
Verba Romines (11/13/01)
BERNIE - Verba Ellen Romines, 80, died Nov. 11, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 8, 1921, at Fisk, daughter of the late Alva Rowley and Julia Allen Rowley, she was a social service supervisor for the Department of Public Social Services, Social Services Division in Blythe, Calif., before returning to Southeast Missouri. She was a member of the VFW Post 2987 Ladies Auxiliary in Blythe...
Steven Veal (11/13/01)
SCOTT CITY - Robert Steven Veal, 41, died at 4:40 p.m. Nov. 9, 2001, in Scott City, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle/train accident. Born Nov. 29, 1959, in Peoria, Ill., son of Joseph Marcus Veal of Vernon, Ill., and Angela Fay Wedding Veal of East Peoria, Ill., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a grader for Botkins Lumber...
Dorothy Lewis (11/13/01)
CHAFFEE - Dorothy Lee Lewis, 70, died at 4 a.m. Nov. 12, 2001, in Arnold. Born Dec. 27, 1930, in Oran, daughter of the late Jessie Green and Midgze Nance Williamson, she retired as a machine operator for a shoe factory in St. Louis and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee...
James Richardson (11/01/01)
CHESTERFIELD - James Walter Richardson, 69, died at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at Delmar Gardens West. Born June 19, 1931, in Dexter, son of Eliza Luster Lane of Oran and the late C.B. Richardson, he was a maintenance worker for the Spann Building and Maintenance Company in St. Louis before retiring and member of the New Home Baptist Church at Oran...
William Plummer (11/01/01)
NEW MADRID - William H. Plummer, 86, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Aug. 6, 1915, in Miami, Okla., to the late Bertha H. and Harry S. Plummer, he was a long-time newspaper editor, writer and photographer. Attending Park College in Parkville and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, he received his journalism degree in 1936 and began working as a reporter with the Harrison County Times...
Leona Whitehead (11/01/01)
CLIO, Mich. - Leona Janice Whitehead, 82, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 29, 1919, at Morley, daughter of the late William Elic and Lula Johnson Bailey, she was a member of North End Baptist Church at Mount Morris, Mich...
Verna Cruse (11/01/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Verna Mae Cruse, 89, who died Oct. 28, 2001, were: Terry Burns, Milton Ward, Ronnie Lufcy, Bill Schatz, Tommy Miller, Donald Cruse and Terry Blair.
Luella Biler (11/01/01)
CHAFFEE - Luella Regina Biler, 93, died at 1:10 p.m. Oct. 30, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 27, 1908, in Clarkton, daughter of the late Louis Richard and Ara Mae Dexter Thompson, she was a seamstress for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee, retiring in 1972. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Legion of Mary, Ladies Prayer and Share, past president of the Daughters of St. Ambrose, member of RSVP and taught CCD religious classes for three years at St. Ambrose...
Margaret Parks (11/01/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Margaret Ann Parks, 63, who died Oct. 28, 2001, were: Kevin Shoup, Jeff Clark, Scott Campbell, Travis Decker, Randy McCollom and Jimmy Parks.
Duke Carroll (11/01/01)
CHAFFEE - Lloyd "Duke" Carroll, 77, died Nov. 1, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Tony Marshall Sr. (11/01/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Tony Dion Marshall Sr., 37, formerly of Sikeston and East Prairie, died at 6:03 a.m. Oct. 31, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare North. Born May 9, 1964, in Pocahontas, Ark., son of Patsy Floyd Marshall of East Prairie and the late Ralph Marshall, he lived in Poplar Bluff for the past six months, where he was an exterior glazer for the Maverick Glass Company. He was a member of the Little Brown General Baptist Church...
Floyd Holt (11/01/01)
KEVIL, Ky. - Floyd Holt, 79, died at 10:20 p.m. Oct. 30, 2001, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner, Mo. Born Feb. 18, 1922, in Bicknell, Ind., son of the late Albert and Nell Johnson, he had lived in Kentucky for the past 15 years, where he had been employed by the Northwestern Railroad Company until his retirement. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a 52-year member of Masonic Lodge 839 AF&AM of Berwyn, Ill., and was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church at Paducah, Ky...
Marshall Dial (11/01/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Marshall R. Dial, 76, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Herman Williamson (11/02/01)
DEXTER - Herman B. Williamson, 83, died Nov. 2, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Edward Heckert (11/02/01)
SIKESTON - Edward Heckert, 76, formerly of Bertrand, died at 2:11 p.m. Nov. 1, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Ste. Genevieve. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Duke Carroll (11/02/01)
CHAFFEE - Lloyd "Duke" Carroll, 77, died at 5 a.m. Nov. 1, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 5, 1924, in Chaffee, son of the late James Edward and Amanda Marie Willie Carroll, he retired as a self-employed handyman. On Sept. 9, 1957, he married Patricia Louise Ussery who survives of the home...
Glenn McElyea (11/02/01)
SPRINGFIELD - Glenn Dale McElyea, 72, died Oct. 17, 2001, at his home. Born Oct. 13, 1929, in Matthews, son of the late Claude Homer and Edna Reba Harden McElyea, he served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He retired in 1996 from Time-Warner Cable Company in Denver, Colo...
Marshall Dial (11/02/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Marshall R. Dial, 76, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 17, 1925, in Tiptonville, Tenn., son of the late Wright and Addie Nobles Dial, he was a member of St. Luke and St. John Episcopal Church in Caruthersville. The director of the New Madrid County Library for more than 40 years held a strong interest in local history. He conducted a series of oral history interviews with area residents for a program named "The Stories They Tell."...