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Obituaries from May 2002

Everett Davis (05/09/02)
MALDEN - Everett Davis, 68, formerly of Puxico and Blytheville, Ark., died May 8, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 2, 1934, in Blytheville, son of the late Elmer and Connie Overton Davis, he was a retired mechanic and row crop farmer and was affiliated with Christ Gospel Church in Puxico...
Kenny Williams (05/09/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - C. Kenneth "Kenny" Williams, 70, formerly of St. Louis, died at 6:30 a.m. May 6, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Born Sept. 15, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late William Jasper Williams and Clara Luise Mirly Williams Landgraf, he lived in Cape Girardeau most of his life, where he was district manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 45 years. ...
Lafayer Green (05/09/02)
NEW MADRID - Lafayer Green, 26, died May 6, 2002, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Feb. 24, 1976, in Hayti, daughter of Cora Lee Guest Green of New Madrid and the late J.C. Jones. Survivors in addition to her mother include: nine sisters, Cythnia Gail Jones Perry of Chicago, Ill., Luethena Green of Marston, Mary Weakly, Vivian Green, Chakina Green, Karen Jones Brown, Lashae Jones and Shanita Jones of New Madrid and Detra Wallace of Portageville; and two brothers, J.C. ...
Rose Rice (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - Rose N. Rice, 76, died May 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Celeste Menees (05/09/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Celeste Sutter Menees, 100, died May 7, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 10, 1902, near Puxico, daughter of the late Alfred and Addie Rucker Sutter, she lived near and in Puxico all her life before moving to Chateau Girardeau in 1987. ...
Mary Klutts (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Tanner Street Church of God for Mary Elna Klutts, 83, who died May, 6, 2002, will be: Mike Bartlett, Arnold Myrick, Chuck Grant, Jack Lopp, Mike McReynolds and J.T. Carle. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Marcus Weaver (05/09/02)
PIGGOTT, Ark. - Marcus Weaver, 80, died May 8, 2002, at Piggott Community Hospital. Visitation is from 10 a.m. Friday until service time at 11 a.m. at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
Kim Moore (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - Kimberly Rae "Kim" Moore, 45, died at 10 a.m. May 8, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1956, in Augsburg, Germany, daughter of J.D. and Freda Holden Moore of Sikeston, she was a sales clerk for Riggs Wholesale and was of the Baptist belief. She graduated in 1975 from Sikeston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Herman Matthews (05/09/02)
MALDEN - Herman Matthews, 94, died May 8, 2002, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born Feb. 1, 1908, at Red Bud, Ill., son of the late Herman and Lettie Shumonie Matthews, he was of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 18, 1930, at Malden, he married Ethel Mae Strong who preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 1998...
Ida Singleton (05/09/02)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Ida P. Singleton, 85, died May 6, 2002, at the Kansas University Medical Center. She was born Feb. 25, 1917, in Sikeston, Mo. Survivors include: one son, Leo Ward of Kansas City; two daughters, Marcella Buchanan of Belton, Mo., and Pauline Duenkel of Fullerton, Kan.; four stepdaughters, Sue Hodge of Bertrand, Penny Oliver and Betty Robeson of Sikeston and Judy Williams of Jackson, Mo.; and 34 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren...
Josephine Cowell (05/07/02)
ST. LOUIS - Josephine Lucille Cowell, 82, died May 4, 2002, at her home. Born June 29, 1919, in Sikeston, daughter of the late John Hypolite and Lilly Mae Andres Halter, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Oct. 24, 1937, in Caruthersville, she married John R. Cowell who survives of the home...
Mary Klutts (05/07/02)
SIKESTON - Mary E. Klutts, 83, died May 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
George Weber Gilmore Sr. (05/07/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church for George Weber Gilmore Sr., 82, who died May 5, 2002, will be: Jon Gilmore, H. Marvin Gilmore Jr., G.W. Gilmore III, Boyd Green, Brian Green and Charles Atchison...
Haskell Bowman (05/07/02)
WYATT - Haskell Bowman, 83, died at 12:15 a.m. May 7, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 19, 1919, at Dardanelle, Ark., son of the late John Carey and Rosa Cossey Bowman, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and lived in Wyatt most of his life. He was head machinist in the fitting room for the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston for 37 years and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Joe James (05/07/02)
SIKESTON - Joe James, 78, died May 3, 2002, at his home. Born July 2, 1923, in Bethel Springs, Tenn., son of the late C.J. and Lillie Russom James, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He founded the Miner Police Department, was a school bus driver for 13 years and a self-employed farmer before retiring. He was of the Baptist belief...
Pauline Maddox (05/07/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Pauline Ridenour Maddox, 79, who died May 3, 2002, were: Bob Hardin, Bill Little, Travis Maddox, Buddy Maddox Jr., Darrell Miller and James A. Miller.
Eugene Bowman (05/10/02)
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - Eugene Fowler Bowman, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 9, 2002, in a Wichita Falls hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Sikeston, son of the late Samuel Schuyler and Ila Fowler Bowman. During World War II, he served with the Eighth Air Force, 13th Combat Wing, 95th Bombardment Group (H), 336th Bombardment Squadron which flew out of Horham Airfield in Suffolk, England. Bowman retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1965 at Sheppard Air Force Base...
Mary Klutts (05/08/02)
SIKESTON - Mary Elna Klutts, 83, died at 5:20 a.m. May 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 10, 1919, in Portageville, daughter of the late William and Minnie Gilbow Warth, she had been a retail sales clerk for Blum's Department Store, P.N. ...
Celeste Menees (05/10/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Celeste S. Menees, 100, who died May 7, 2002, were: John Roach, Charles Pratt, Bill Pogue, Peter Coutavas, James Wilthong and Floyd Ward Jr.
Rose Rice (05/10/02)
SIKESTON - Rose N. Rice, 76, died at 3 a.m. May 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 9, 1925, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Jesse Monroe and Daisy Mooney Pratt, she attended Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church in Salcedo. She was a ship welder for American Shipbuilding in Lorain, Ohio, during World War II and had worked in food serves at Memorial Hospital in Michigan City, Ind...
Myra Propst (05/12/02)
SIKESTON - Myra Propst, 84, died May 11, 2002, at Missouri Delta medical Center. Born Oct. 14, 1917, at Morley, daughter of the late Robert and Lillie Bynum Minner, she was co-owner of Propst Mobile Home Sales and a member of the First Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star...
Josephine Goodall (05/12/02)
WYATT - Josephine Sevic Goodall, 79, died at 1:30 p.m. May 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 24, 1923, at Dardanelle, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph and Annie Senkela Sevic, she had lived in Mississippi County and the Wyatt area most of her life where she was employed with the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and the Wyatt Junction Restaurant until her retirement. She was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Georgia Pickett (05/10/02)
DEXTER - Georgia Nadine Pickett, 75, died May 9, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 16, 1927, in Advance, she was the daughter of the late Charles O. and Elizabeth Casper Wiggins. She was first married to Calvin Townsend who preceded her in death. In 1966, she married Kelly Pickett and he died in 1971...
Ada Jackson (05/10/02)
CHAFFEE - Ada Mae Jackson, 91, died at 3:05 a.m. May 10, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 31, 1911, in Greenville, daughter of the late William and Sarah Asher, she retired as a store clerk for Woolworth's in St. Louis. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and St. Paul Lutheran Ladies Aid in Chaffee...
Marcus Weaver (05/10/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Marcus Lafate Weaver, 80, died May 8, 2002, at the Piggott (Ark.) Community Hospital. Born Aug. 10, 1921, in Tyler, he was the son of the late James Henry and Nannie Crouse Weaver. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Brodie Weaver and James Weaver; and four sisters, Virgie Goodman, Ethel Willis, Martha Weaver and Margie Sanders...
Arthur Johnson (05/08/02)
BERNIE - Arthur Dale Johnson, 80, died May 7, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 14, 1921, at Bernie, son of the late Arthur "Jack" and Evadne Smith Johnson, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired as a quality controller for General Motors in Flint, Mich., and was a member of the American Legion at Malden...
Rose Rice (05/12/02)
SIKESTON - Rose N. Rice, 76, died at 3 a.m. May 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 9, 1925, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Jesse Monroe and Daisy Mooney Pratt, she attended Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church in Salcedo. She was a ship welder for American Shipbuilding in Lorain, Ohio, during World War II and had worked in food serves at Memorial Hospital in Michigan City, Ind...
Kathleen Ross (05/12/02)
DEXTER - Kathleen M. Ross, 57, died May 11, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Everett Davis (05/10/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Everett Davis, 68, who died May 8, 2002, were: James Robinson, Joe Robinson, Danny Taylor, Robbie Taylor, Eric Angel and Dustin Stepp.
Charles Moore (05/08/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for William Charles Moore, 75, who died May 4, 2002, were: Ted Roberts, Hale Harrell, Walter Campbell, Charles Presson, Howard Tony and Jeff Day.
Delores Gilooly (05/08/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Delores Gilooly, 81, who died May 4, 2002, were: Jerry Duncan, Donald Laird, Kevin McClung, Eugene McClung, Greg Morrow and Keith Duncan.
Ana Hartline (05/10/02)
WENTZVILLE - Ana Marie Hartline, daughter of Mark Hartline and Jody McGuire Southerland, died at birth May 2, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters. Other survivors include: two brothers, Paul James Hartline and Joshua Caleb Hartline of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters, Savanna Nicole Southerland of Moscow Mills and Samantha Rose Hartline of the home; her maternal grandparents, Raymond and Karen McGuire of Dexter; and her paternal grandmother, Verna Hartline of St. Louis...
Elzie Cashon (05/06/02)
JEFFERSON City - Elzie Cashon, 93, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 2, 2002, at the Westphalia Retirement Center. Born Feb. 8, 1909, in Wainwright, Okla., son of the late Alvin and Gertrude Cashon, he attended Haskell (Oklahoma) High School and worked most of his adult life for Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation in Oran. He retired in 1974 and lived in Cape Girardeau until 1987...
Josephine Cowell (05/06/02)
ST. LOUIS - Josephine L. Cowell, 82, died May 4, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Vera Rollins (05/08/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Vera M. Nabors Rollins, 64, died May 6, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born June 9, 1937, in Waverly, Ark., daughter of the late Rev. J.L. and Grace Mocassin Nabors, she lived in Missouri for more than 55 years and attended Lincoln School in Sikeston and was a private duty nurse. She was a member of the House of Prayer Church in Cape Girardeau, where she served as a missionary, Sunday school teacher and usher...
Diddie Hays (05/06/02)
SIKESTON - Nola Mae "Diddie" Hays, 74, died at 6:45 a.m. May 4, 2002, at her home. Born June 3, 1927, in Commerce, daughter of the late Robert Raymond and Mary Elizabeth Burns Hampton, she was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church. She worked in the Sikeston Middle School cafeteria for 10 years and had also been employed by the International Shoe factory in Sikeston...
Christopher Lee Sanders (05/06/02)
MOREHOUSE - Christopher "Chris" Lee Sanders, 22, died at 8:12 p.m. May 3, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1979, in Charleston, son of Donald Sanders of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Victoria Ogden Stroud of Morehouse, he was a cashier for the Aldi Grocery Store in Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Bloomfield High School, he attended the Miner Baptist Church...
Phyllis Watkins (05/06/02)
SIKESTON - Phyllis Tedlie Watkins, 75, died at 8:03 p.m. May 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 31, 1927 in Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada, to the late Wendell Phillips and Claire Augusta Boyer Tedlie Sr., she was a member of the St. ...
Janice Dial (05/06/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Janice C. Montgomery Dial, 77, died May 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 12, 1924, in Wardell, daughter of the late John and Beulah Tanner Montgomery, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She had been a bookkeeper for Lafonts, Noranda, Hayes Ford Sales in Portageville and for the Western Auto Store in Portageville before retiring...
Marvin Spencer (05/06/02)
KEWANEE - William Marvin Spencer, 84, died May 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 24, 1917, at Wyatt, son of the late William Noel and Lily Edith Hankins Spencer, he was an over-the-road truck driver before retiring. His wife, Pansy Nigel Shaw Spencer, preceded him in death in 1960...
Paul Conn (05/06/02)
WYATT - Paul Harding Conn Sr., 79, died at 7:30 a.m. May 3, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 15, 1921, in Mississippi County, son of the late David Elmer and Luella Keene Conn, he was a lifelong resident of Wyatt. Conn served with the U.S. ...
Elmer Spangler (05/08/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Elmer Charles Spangler, 85, died May 7, 2002, in Sikeston. Born Oct. 15, 1916, in Acorn Ridge, son of the late Henry and Versie Ramsey Spangler, he lived in the Bloomfield community most of his life, where he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. ...
Ella Dunivan (05/06/02)
BROWNWOOD - Ella M. Dunivan, 91, died May 4, 2002, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Aug. 6, 1910, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Susan Caroline Osborn, she was a seamstress for the Inland Shoe Company in Advance for 25 years before retiring. On May 10, 1926, she married Clarence Dunivan who preceded her in death on May 2, 1984...
Ernest Briggs (05/06/02)
SENATH - Ernest Darrell "Squeaky" Briggs, 84, died May 2, 2002, at NHC Healthcare in Kennett. Born Sept. 25, 1917, in Gates, Tenn., son of the late Ernest and Nora Beatrice Sloan Briggs, he served with the U.S. Army in England and France during World War II and was awarded the Silver Star Medal for Gallantry in Action. Briggs was fire chief for the City of Senath for 30 years and member of Barnes, Casinger, Montgomery American Legion and the Senath First Baptist Church...
Vivian Gilooly (05/06/02)
DEXTER - Vivian Delores Gilooly, 81, formerly of Essex, died May 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1920, in Cross County, Ark., daughter of the late W.A. and Tommie Louise Moore Crick, she was a floor supervisor for Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield for many years and was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Rachel Gilliam (05/06/02)
SOUTH ROXANA, Ill. - Rachel Katherine Gilliam, 71, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 6:32 a.m. May 4, 2002, at Eldercare of Alton. Born Oct. 20, 1930, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Wyvonne and Artie Norris DeBaun, she lived in South Roxana most of her life and worked in the housekeeping department of Eldercare of Alton for 20 years before retiring...
Marlene Brown (05/06/02)
ADVANCE - Marlene Brown, 65, died May 4, 2002, at her home. Born May 24, 1936, in Ogden, Utah, daughter of the late Charles and Doris Orrell Clark, she was a secretary for the Southern Baptist Association in California for many years and attended the United Methodist Church in Advance...
Charles Moore (05/06/02)
MATTHEWS - Charles William Moore, 75, died May 4, 2002, at his home. Born March 18, 1927, in Sikeston, son of the late Lloyd Franklin "Bud" and Audrey Jordan Moore, he was of the Methodist belief. He was a medical sergeant with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a teacher with Sikeston Public Schools before retiring...
Pauline Maddox (05/06/02)
DUDLEY - Pauline Ridenour Maddox, 79, died May 3, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Born June 16, 1922, in Bernie, daughter of the late Timothy Albert and Lessie D. Harvey Ridenour, she lived in the Dudley area all her life and was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico. She had been employed by the Hickory Log in Dexter for many years. After her retirement, she worked as a caregiver for several people...
George Weber Gilmore Sr. (05/06/02)
SIKESTON - George Weber Gilmore Sr., 83, formerly of Sikeston, died May 5, 2002, at his home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 31, 1919, in Charleston, son of the late E.G. and Maude Gilmore, he was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. Gilmore, who served as a major in the U.S. ...
Virginia Parris (05/21/02)
DEXTER -- Virginia Parris, 80, died May 19, 2002, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born June 24, 1921, in Cooter, daughter of the late John Nimmo and Jenny Frazier, she was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter...
Sophia Edwards (05/21/02)
LILBOURN - Sophia Helen Edwards, 90, died May 18, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Sept. 13, 1911, in Obion, Tenn., daughter of the late N.E. and Mary Berry Morgan, she was of the Baptist belief. On May 8, 1926, in Essex, she married Aaron Edwards who preceded her in death on July 12, 1979...
Cecil Strachan (05/21/02)
SIKESTON - Cecil E. Strachan, 46, died May 18, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. Born April 30, 1956, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., son of Minnie L. Fluellen Strachan of Sikeston and the late Cecil E. Strachan Sr., he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Donnie Chapman (05/21/02)
VANDUSER - Donnie Chapman, 56, died May 20, 2002, at his home. Born April 26, 1946, in Vanduser, son of the late Clarence William and Laudie Garner Chapman, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include: two sons, Michael Gene Chapman and Jeffrey Lee Chapman of Sikeston; one brother, Harold Chapman of Essex; two sisters, his twin Connie Reece and Mary Stalcup of Sikeston; and several nieces and nephews...
Pearl Morris (05/21/02)
ESSEX -- Pearl Morris, 87, died May 20, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 14, 1915, at Lemont, Ill., daughter of the late Mort and Carrie Sadewater Cornell, she retired as a self-employed decorator and was of the Methodist belief...
Keith Lee (05/21/02)
BENTON- Keith Henry Lee, 53, died May 20, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Sophia Martinez (05/21/02)
SIKESTON - Sophia Martinez, 73, died May 19, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 10, 1929, in Converse, Texas, daughter of the late Crecenio and Yisdar Garcia Guzman, she was a housekeeper at the Bear County (Texas) Hospital before retiring...
Eugene Nolan (05/21/02)
WARREN, Mich. - Eugene W. Nolan, 89, died May 18, 2002, at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. Born March 26, 1913, in Lilbourn, Mo., he was the son of the late Joseph and Maude Moore Nolan. He was first married to Florine Ward Nolan who preceded him in death...
Ethel Bonee (05/21/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ethel Bonee, 76, died May 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Barney Martin (05/30/02)
DEXTER - Barney Martin, 90, died May 29, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sue Miller (05/30/02)
SIKESTON - Sue Miller, 72, died at 3 a.m. May 29, 2002, at her home, following an extended illness. Born July 27, 1929, near East Prairie, daughter of the late Aubrey A. and Myrtle Presson Metheny, she was a 40-year member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sikeston. ...
Lois Penrose (05/30/02)
ORAN - Lois Noel Penrose, 67, died at 5 a.m. May 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 12, 1934, in Sherman, Texas, daughter of the late Jessie Noel, she was a solderer for Western Electric in Dallas, Texas, before retiring and member of Vanduser First Baptist Church...
Loyeal Hoskins (05/30/02)
MOREHOUSE - Loyeal Hoskins, 65, died May 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 4, 1937, in Sikeston, son of the late Norman and Abbie Baremore Hoskins, he was a lifelong resident of Morehouse and retired as a diesel mechanic...
Charlie Fullerton (05/30/02)
DEXTER - Charlie Fullerton, 89, died May 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Medford Livingston (05/30/02)
SIKESTON - Medford Livingston, 77, died May 28, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 20, 1924, in Holt, Fla., son of the late George Joseph and Mary Gordon Livingston, he was of the Baptist belief. A 30-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II, the Korean War and early in the Vietnam War era, retiring as a gunners mate chief. He worked for the Sikeston Power Plant for 27 years before retiring...
Mabel Northcutt (05/30/02)
SIKESTON - Mabel Northcutt, 78, died at her home on May 30, 2002. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Minnie Maloney (05/30/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Minnie I. Maloney, 75, died at 7:45 a.m. May 30, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Vada Stout (05/30/02)
SIKESTON - Vada Lee Stout, 92, died at 5:30 a.m. May 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Micheal Robinson (05/30/02)
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - Micheal Steve Robinson, 37, died unexpectedly May 26, 2002, in Hopkinsville. Born July 8, 1964, in Charleston, Mo., son of Bobby Johnson of Charleston and the late Margaret Robinson, he was a 1982 graduate of Charleston High School...
Skeeter Howard (05/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - Otis "Skeeter" Howard, 61, died April 26, 2002, at the Capitol Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 21, 1941, in Charleston, son of the late Tommy and Sadie Montgomery Howard, he lived in Buffalo, N.Y., before moving to Jefferson City seven years ago...
Edith Ford (05/01/02)
SIKESTON - Edith C. Ford, 92, died May 1, 2002 at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Cordy Brewer (05/01/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Cordy Lee Brewer, 60, died at 1:15 p.m. April 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 29, 1942, at East Priaire, daughter of the late Newt Wade and Verna Mae Henderson Brewer, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Kristy Becker (05/01/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Kristy Lynn Becker, 31, who died April 27, 2002, were: Aaron Pixley, Rob Davis, Mark Becker, Gerald Settles, Aaron Wallace and Chad Wallace. Honorary pallbearers were: John "Bud" Campbell, Bill Settles, John Barge, Corey Mouser, Gavin Miller, Corey Wallace, Brent Horton and Milce Hopper...
Lena Elledge (05/01/02)
ST. CHARLES - Lena Jane Elledge, 91, died April 28, 2002, at the Blanchette Place Care Center in St. Charles. Born Sept. 22, 1910, in Lutesville, daughter of the late William Frederick and Anna Emeline Liley Eaker, she was a member of Prospect General Baptist Church in Lake St. Louis. She and her husband entered the ministry in 1940 and had served as pastor of 10 churches in Missouri before retiring in 1975...
James Gates (05/01/02)
SIKESTON - James Walter Gates, 51, died at 2:45 a.m. May 1, 2002, at the National Health Care Systems in Kennett. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel
Everett Moore (05/13/02)
DELTA -- Everett Milton Moore, 74, died at 2:45 p.m. May 12, 2002 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 2, 1927, near Delta, son of the late Charles and Anna F.W. Bock Moore, he was a retired self-employed farmer in the Oak Valley area. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Cemetery Association and St. Paul Luthern Church in Chaffee...
Khylia Moore (05/13/02)
ESSEX - Khylia ShaRee Moore, daughter of Angela Moore of Essex and Christopher Scott of St. Louis, died at birth May 9, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Survivors in addition to her parents include: her maternal grandparents, Moses and Margaret Grayson of Essex; and her paternal grandmother, Debra Scott of St. Louis...
Kathleen Ross (05/13/02)
DEXTER -- Kathleen M. Ross, 57, died May 11, 2002, at her home. Born Feb. 20, 1945, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Augusta Kerperien Ross of Dexter and the late Floyd Ross. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and had been a cook at area nursing homes...
Jordan Kempe (05/13/02)
SIKESTON -- Our sweet daughter, Jordan Danielle Kempe, returned to her Father in Heaven on May 11, 2002. She was born on April 24, 2002, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Jordan was a special spirit given to our family and will be dearly missed. She was the daughter of Joseph and Angelyn Hall Kempe of the home in Sikeston...
Arthur Cagle (05/13/02)
CHARLESTON - Arthur Cagle, 92, died May 13, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Myra Propst (05/13/02)
SIKESTON - Myra Propst, 84, died May 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 14, 1917, at Morley, daughter of the late Robert and Lillie Bynum Minner, she was co-owner of Propst Mobile Home Sales and a member of the First Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star...
Roy Williams (05/13/02)
SPRINGFIELD -- Roy Lee Williams, 80, died May 11, 2002, at his home. Born April 30, 1922, in Puxico, son of the late Tom and Cordelia Shoemate Williams, he had lived in Puxico and St. Louis before moving to Springfield 17 years ago. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a retired dispatcher with a motor trucking company and attended Central Assembly of God Church in Springfield...
Haskell Bowman (05/08/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at McMikle Funeral Home for Haskell Bowman, 83, of Wyatt, who died May 7, 2002, will be: Steven Hodges, Adam Russell, Robert Bowman, Charlie Baugh, Garland Nelson and David Stephens...
Bill Edwards (05/13/02)
SIKESTON - William Howard "Bill" Edwards, 80, died May 12, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Sue Miller (05/29/02)
SIKESTON - Sue Miller, 72, died May 29, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Mary Nell Holiman (05/13/02)
CLARKTON - Mary Nell Jones Holiman, 90, died May 12, 2002, at her home. Born April 30, 1912, in Trezevant, Tenn., daughter of the late Wade H. and Mollie Gill Jones, she was a faithful member of the Clarkton United Methodist Church, where she worked tirelessly in many capacities, including as district officer in the Women's Society of Christian Service for the United Methodist Women. ...
O.J. James (05/29/02)
SIKESTON -- O.J. James, 73, died at 2:20 p.m. May 27, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 4, 1929, in Bethel Springs, Tenn., to the late C.J. and Lillie Russom James and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a self-employed farmer and owned and operated O.J. James Implement Co. for 20 years before retiring in 1991. James was a member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319 and the Elks Lodge at Okeechobee, Fla. He was also an avid fisherman...
Carey Johnson (05/29/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Carey Griffin Johnson, 73, died at 8:30 a.m. May 28, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn. Born Oct. 17, 1928, in Cardwell, son of the late William Carey and Mary Amelia Griffin Johnson, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. ...
Medford Livingston (05/29/02)
SIKESTON - Medford Livingston, 77, died May 28, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Dorothy Atwell (05/13/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Dorothy Atwell, 79, died May 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 29, 1922, in Boekerton, daughter of the late Charles and Grace Nicholas Starks, she was of the Baptist belief. She was first married to Bill Dial and later married Gayle Atwell...
Arthur Cagle (05/14/02)
SIKESTON -- Arthur G. Cagle, 92, died at 10:15 a.m. May 13, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born March 3, 1910, in Lobelville, Tenn., son of the late William Thomas and Mattie Jane Gunter Cagle, he lived in Scott County most of his life and retired as a salesman with Harris Auto Sales in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ, where he served as treasurer and song leader for many years...
Jack Bradshaw (05/14/02)
MOREHOUSE - Jack Emerson Bradshaw, 74, died May 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 22, 1928, in Morehouse, son of the late Charles and Orea Maddox Bradshaw, he served with the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II. He was a self-employed pest control worker before retiring...
Paul Stepp Sr. (05/14/02)
GREENBRIER -- Paul "Dude" Stepp Sr., 90, died May 12, 2002, at his home. Born Dec. 26, 1911, in Port Angeles, Wash., son of the late Wesley and Vevay Lloyd Stepp, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a retired timber worker. On Jan. 22, 1955, at Greenbrier, he married Laveda McCullough who survives of the home...
Ruth Russell (05/14/02)
PLEASANT HILL - Ruth Ann Russell, 79, formerly of Charleston, died at 7 a.m. May 14, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Marie Burns (05/14/02)
SCOTT CITY- Marie Burns, 85, died at 8:54 p.m. died May 13, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 19, 1916, at Elizabethtown, Ill., daughter of the late John and Leona Harris Curry, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Dr. Ronald Hill (05/14/02)
DEXTER - Dr. Ronald T. Hill, 63, died May 14, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bill Edwards (05/14/02)
SIKESTON - William Howard "Bill" Edwards, 80, died May 12, 2002, at his home. Born April 17, 1922, in Bloomfield, son of the late William Cleveland and Martha Louise Bennett Edwards, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from the Missouri National Guard and was a volunteer for Missouri Delta Medical Center for 15 years. ...
Dr. Mark Scully (05/28/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Dr. Mark Finney Scully of Cape Girardeau, 92, president emeritus of Southeast Missouri State University, died at 6 p.m. May 25, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1910, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Mark Cornelius and Bessie Finney Scully. ...
Dot Halstead (05/28/02)
NEW MADRID - Dorothy Lee"Dot" Halstead died May 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born in Pine Bluff, Ark., she was the daughter of the late George Franklin and Imogene Simpson Hestand and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. ...
O.J. James (05/28/02)
SIKESTON -- O.J. James, 73, died at 2:20 p.m. May 27, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 4, 1929, in Bethel Springs, Tenn., to the late C.J. and Lillie Russom James and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a self-employed farmer and owned and operated O.J. James Implement Co. for 20 years before retiring in 1991. James was a member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319 and the Elks Lodge at Okeechobee, Fla. He was also an avid fisherman...
Buster York (05/28/02)
DEXTER - Buster Bill York, 91, died May 28, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Dec. 12, 1910, near Dudley, son of the late George M. and Clora N. Jiles York, he was a repairman for General Motors in Pontiac, Mich., before retiring and member of the Dudley Church of God...
Lynn Parker (05/28/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lynn Edith Farquhar Parker, 84, died at 6:10 a.m. May 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 26, 1918, in Okemah, Okla., daughter of the late Lindsay Terry and Lillie G. Collier Cox, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Glenn Chandler (05/28/02)
WHITEWATER - Glenn C. Chandler, 74, died May 24, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Ironton, son of the late Fred and Minnie Achers Chandler, he was owner and operator of an over-the-road trucking business and of the Baptist belief. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau...
Merle Burton (05/28/02)
BENTON - Merle Burton, 59, died May 26, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 7, 1943, in Scott County, son of the late Allen and Ethel Coffman, he was a self-employed truck driver. On Aug. 22, 1961, he married Ann Foster who survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons, Terry Burton and Michael "Slugger" Burton of Sikeston; one daughter, Teresa Gross of Benton; one brother, Bill Burton of Vanduser; three sisters, Jewel Barrick and Pearl Rhodes of Vanduser and Irene Holt of Port Hueneme, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.. ...
Bill Allen (05/28/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bill Allen, 70, died at 8:20 p.m. May 24, 2002, in Fairfield Bay, Ark. Born Nov. 29, 1931, in Wolf Island, son of the late G.M. "Pete" and Bessie Hockersmith Allen, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life, where he was a farmer until retiring in 2000. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Ruth Parks (05/28/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Ruth Cooper Parks, 100, formerly of Vanduser, died May 27, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 24, 1901, in Comanche, Texas, daughter of the late Wesley and Joanna England Cooper, she was a member of the First Church of God in Vanduser...
Roy Gross (05/28/02)
BENTON - Roy "Killer" Gross, 43, died May 25, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 8, 1958, in Advance, son of the late Tom and Eithel Neldon Gross, he had been employed by Discount Rentals in Sikeston. On Feb. 28, 1980, he married Teresa Burton who survives of the home...
Ruth Russell (05/15/02)
COLUMBIA - Ruth Ann Ashby Russell, 79, formerly of Charleston, died at 7 a.m. May 14, 2002, in Pleasant Hill. Born Sept. 28, 1922, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Frank Kelly and Effie Mai Anderson Ashby. A 1944 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, known then as "Cape State," she spent 14 years as a naval wife. ...
Mae Miller (05/15/02)
TAMPA, Fla. - Mae E. Miller, 76, died May 12, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 9, 1925, in Dushore, Pa., daughter of the late Edwin and Margaretta (Green) Miller, she was a certified nurse aide before retiring. On Sept. 14, 1941, she married Wesley Miller who preceded her in death on March 1, 1981...
Dr. Ron Hill (05/15/02)
DEXTER - Dr. Ronald T. Hill, 63, died May 14, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late T.S. and Mary Ann Hastings Hill, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and was a member of the choir and men's prayer group. ...
Dorothy Holifield (05/16/02)
POTOSI - Dorothy M. Holifield, 85, formerly of Bloomfield, died May 15, 2002, at the Potosi Manor Nursing Center. Born Oct. 5, 1916, in rural Bloomfield, daughter of the late John E. Harris and Letha McPheeters Holifield, she taught for the Bloomfield School District and other school systems in Stoddard County. ...
H.L. Stanley (05/16/02)
LILBOURN - H.L. Stanley, 75, died May 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 23, 1927, in Stanley, son of the late W.C. and Josie Ledbetter Stanley, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. On May 4, 1947, at Piggott, Ark., he married Betty Jean Nelson who survives of the home...
Susan Friend (05/16/02)
SIKESTON - Susan Gayle Friend, 52, died at 10:30 a.m. May 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 16, 1950, in Sikeston, daughter of Patricia Glass Parmenter of Sikeston and the late Leroy Parmenter, she was a surgical technician at the Ferguson Medical Group and member of Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Billy Walker (05/16/02)
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Billy Joe Walker, 70, formerly of Neelyville, Mo., died April 24, 2002, in Rockford. Born July 1, 1931, in Naylor, Mo., son of the late Charles Edward and Damie Whitehead Walker, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include: two sons, Jed Walker of Aurora and Brent Walker of St. ...
Coena Uhrhan (05/16/02)
CHAFFEE - Coena Uhrhan, 80, died at 9 p.m. May 14, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 15, 1921, in Oran, daughter of the late Edward and Nora Dannenmueller Eichhorn, she retired from the Sports Specialty Shoe Company in Chaffee. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Daughters of St. Ambrose and the VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary in Chaffee...
Barbara Rigsby (05/16/02)
SIKESTON - Barbara Rigsby, 72, died May 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Mildred Stroud (05/16/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Mildred F. Stroud, 77, died May 14, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born March 4, 1925, in Parma, daughter of the late Tom and Laura Barnes Woodson, she was a lifelong resident of Morehouse, where she was a member of the Oneness Pentecostal Church...
Ruth Russell (05/16/02)
COLUMBIA - Ruth Ann Ashby Russell, 79, formerly of Charleston, died at 7 a.m. May 14, 2002, in Pleasant Hill. Born Sept. 28, 1922, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Frank Kelly and Effie Mai Anderson Ashby. A 1944 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, known then as "Cape State," she spent 14 years as a naval wife. ...
Alton Sutter (05/16/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Alton Sutter, 78, died May 16, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Lela Hart (05/17/02)
NEW MADRID - Lela Powell Hunter Hart, 86, died May 16, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 14, 1916, in Hough, daughter of the late Robert W. and Susie M. Woodward Hunter, she was librarian for the New Madrid County Library for 20 years. A member of the United Methodist Church and UMW in New Madrid, she was also a member of the Friends of the New Madrid Museum...
Susan Friend (05/17/02)
SIKESTON - Susan Gayle Friend, 52, died at 10:30 a.m. May 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 16, 1950, in Sikeston, daughter of Patricia Glass Parmenter of Sikeston and the late Leroy Parmenter, she was a surgical technician at the Ferguson Medical Group and member of Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Edward Chipp (05/17/02)
DEXTER - Edward Chipp, 76, died May 17, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Larry Stockman (05/17/02)
METROPOLIS, Ill. - Larry W. Stockman, 57, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 3:30 p.m. May 16, 2002, at Lourde's Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Born Dec. 16, 1944, in Wolf Island, son of the late William "Bill" and Francis Martin Stockman, he worked for Midland Eastern Enterprises on a river boat until retiring in 2001. He was of the Baptist belief...
Geniveue LeSieur (05/17/02)
ST. CHARLES - Geniveue LeSieur, 85, died May 16, 2002, at the Blanchette Place Nursing Home in St. Charles. Born Nov. 19, 1916, in Conran, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alma Corkorn Taylor. In 1940, she married Adam Ralph LeSieur who preceded her in death in 1991...
Lucille Lowe (05/19/02)
SMYRNA, Tenn. - Lucille Lowe, 76, died May 17, 2002, at the Peachtree Center and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 21, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., daughter of the late Jacob C. and Stella Spalding Ortwein, she was of the Catholic belief. On Nov. 8, 1956, she married Tommy Lowe who preceded her in death in November 1983...
Barbara Rigsby (05/17/02)
SIKESTON - Barbara Lee Tackitt Rigsby, 72, formerly of Warner Robins, Ga., and Dexter, died May 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 5, 1930, in Newton, Ill., daughter of the late Burriss Everett and Myrna Lee Tackitt, she was a beautician and former owner of a dimestore in Dexter and a store in Bloomfield. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the Bootheel Regional Art Guild...
Orlin Feagan (05/19/02)
SIKESTON - Orlin "Roy" Feagan, 59, died at 11 p.m. May 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 9, 1942, in East Prairie, son of the late Elmer and Willie Youngblood Feagan, he had been a truck driver for 20 years for Ed Eubanks Trucking in Dexter and was a member of the Sikeston Community Church...
Edward Chipp (05/19/02)
DEXTER - Edward Chipp, 76, died May 17, 2002, at the Missouri Southern Health Care Hospital. Born Sept. 6, 1925, in St. Louis, son of the late Joseph and Tillie Kliminsky Chipp, he was a truck driver for Siedel Furniture, a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, and was affiliated with the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
Alton Sutter (05/19/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Alton Sutter, 78, died May 16, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau. Born Aug. 15, 1923, in Puxico, son of the late Alfred and Addie Rucker Sutter, he had lived in Puxico most of his life and moved to Cape Girardeau in 1994. A member and a deacon of the First Christian Church in Puxico, he was the owner and operator of the Puxico Mercantile for many years. ...
Mildred Stroud (05/19/02)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mildred F. Stroud, 77, who died May 14, 2002, were: Timmy Cagle, Junior Stroud, Bob Wilson, Mike Boshell, Randall Laminack and Danny Parker.
Woodie Robinson (05/17/02)
SIKESTON - Woodie Robinson, 77, died May 15, 2002, at the Jackson-Madison County Skilled Nursing Center in Jackson, Tenn. Born Jan. 10, 1925, at Lonoke, Ark., to the late Freddie Love and Callie Robinson, he was a retired farmer. On Jan. 13, 1943, he married Annie Mae Terry, who preceded him in death...
Berry Holder (05/22/02)
DEXTER - Berry Holder, 88, died May 20, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 21, 1914, in Clarkton, son of the late Oscar Summers and Bertha Pearl Siegers Holder, he lived in Dexter since 1951, where he was manager of Stovall's Department Store for 25 years. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, where he had been Sunday school superintendent, choir director, Sunday school teacher and had served on the church board...
Donnie Chapman (05/22/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled at 7 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Donnie G. Chapman, 56, of Vanduser, who died May 20, 2002, will be: Mike Chapman, Jeffrey Chapman, Harold Chapman, Harold Gene Graviett, Jerry Garner and Dale Garner...
Ethel Bonee (05/22/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ethel Bonee, 76, died May 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 21, 1925, in Hardin, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John E. and Rose Worley Carroll. On June 3, 1942, in Corinth, Miss., she married Gilbert Bonee who survives of the home...
Keith Lee (05/22/02)
BENTON - Keith Henry Lee, 53, died May 20, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 22, 1948, in Wyatt, son of Henry Lenzy Lee of Anniston and the late Jessie Hutson, he owned and operated the KCO Construction Company in Benton for 30 years. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Arlene Duty (05/22/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arlene S. Duty, 63, died at 5 p.m. May 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Kenneth Griffin (05/22/02)
DEXTER - Kenneth W. Griffin, 36, died May 12, 2002, near Zalma. Born March 30, 1966, at Fort Benning, Ga., son of Doris A. Cuevas Griffin of St. Louis and the late Kenneth Lee Griffin, he lived in Dexter most of his life and was a graduate of Dexter High School...
Ted Rainey (05/23/02)
ADVANCE - William "Ted" Rainey, 81, died May 22, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 8, 1921, in Advance, son of the late Charles and Lula Raver Rainey, he was a retired farmer. On July 1, 1944, in Greene County, Ark., he married Bernice Murphy who survives of the home...
Cecil Strachan (05/23/02)
SIKESTON - Cecil E. Strachan, 46, died May 18, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. Born April 30, 1956, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., son of Minnie L. Fluellen Strachan of Sikeston and the late Cecil E. Strachan Sr., he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Norma Bennett (05/23/02)
DEXTER -- Norma Bennett, 85, died May 22, 2002, at Cypress Point Health Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Arlene Duty (05/23/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arlene Scarboro Duty, 63, died at 5 p.m. May 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 22, 1938, at Macon, Ga., daughter of the late Turner and Carrie Young Scarboro, she lived in East Prairie for many years, where she attended Victory Baptist Church...
Helen Boone (05/20/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Helen Sharp Boone, 91, formerly of New Madrid, died May 17, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 26, 1910, in Marston, daughter of the late Floyd Edward and Mabel Barnes Sharp, she was a nurse for the New Madrid County R-1 School District. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Lucy Jefferson Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in New Madrid...
Inez Layne (05/20/02)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Inez Lane, 77, died May 18, 2002, at her home. Born Feb. 15, 1925, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Oscar Olin and Willie Smith Gilliland, she lived at Charleston Route 2 most of her life and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Diehlstadt...
Lindy Williams (05/20/02)
KANSAS CITY - Lindy Joe Williams, 74, formerly of Lilbourn, died May 17, 2002, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Born Sept. 2, 1927, in Sylamore, Ark., he was a Provost member of the Ararat Shrine Temple. On Dec. 24, 1953, he married Liz Beavers who preceded him in death...
James Ottinger (05/20/02)
SIKESTON - James D. Ottinger, 72, died at 12:10 a.m. May 19, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 14, 1930, in Friendship, Tenn., son of the late Ivan A. and Bessie M. Higer Ottinger, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church. He had been employed by the Ford Motor Company in St. Louis and Parker Brothers Farms in Matthews before retiring...
Millie Fama (05/20/02)
SIKESTON - Mildred Louise "Millie" Fama, 78, died at 11:40 a.m. May 18, 2002, at her home. Born July 31, 1923, in Corning, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Mabel Rennick Williams Jr., she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and member of the Altar Sodality. ...
Sophie Martinez (05/20/02)
SIKESTON - Sophie Martinez, 73, died May 19, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Virginia Parris (05/20/02)
DEXTER - Virginia Parris, 80, died May 19, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Orlin Feagan (05/20/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Orlin "Roy" Feagan, 59, who died May 17, 2002, were: Kenny Smith, David McAnally, Tommy Smith, Bill Powell, John D. Powell and Jim Williams.
Sue Miller (05/31/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Sue Miller, 72, who died May 29, 2002, were: Roger Sherman, Allan Mays, Avery Hutcheson, Blackie Williams, Jack Britt and Al Moore.
Arvona Walker (05/31/02)
SALEM - Arvona Costella Walker, 65, died May 30, 2002, at her home near Salem. Born May 3, 1937, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Archie Arvel and Gladys Cooper Warren, she lived in Dexter until moving to Salem in 1987. She was a seamstress first for Elder Manufacturing in Dexter and later at Hagle Garment Manufacturing in Salem, where she retired...
Jerry Jarrell (05/31/02)
DEXTER - Jerry Jarrell, 65, died May 29, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Sept. 5, 1936, in Dexter, son of the late Raymond Lawrence Jarrell and Jennie Davis Jarrell, he was affiliated with the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter. He worked in the accounting department at the Sikeston Wal-Mart Supercenter...
Mabel Northcutt (05/31/02)
SIKESTON - Mabel Northcutt, 78, died May 30, 2002, at her home. Born Oct. 4, 1923, in Mississippi County, Ark., daughter of the late John Luther and Jennie Frazier Nimmo, she was a member of the Morehouse Baptist Church. On March 10, 1941, she married Marshall H. Northcutt who survives of the home...
Ronald Moore (05/31/02)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Ronald "Moose" Moore, 57, died May 30, 2002, at the Redsamen Hospital in Jacksonville. Born May 29, 1945, in Greenbrier, Mo., son of the late Gay Moore and Georgia McCulliugh Smith, he was a 1963 graduate of Zalma (Mo.) High School and worked for Whit Davis Lumber Plus in Jacksonville...
Charlie Fullerton (05/31/02)
DEXTER - Charlie Fullerton, 89, died May 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 11, 1913, at Parsons, Tenn., son of the late Clarence E. and Ira Ann Mary Frances Inman Fullerton, he was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Dexter. He was a former employee of the Arlington (Texas) Parks and Recreation Department and a retired farmer...
J.C. Fussell (05/31/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - J.C. Fussell, 82, died at 9:50 p.m. May 23, 2002, at his home after an extended illness. Born Sept. 4, 1919, in Mississippi County, son of the late James C. and Ollie Fussell, he was employed by Amex in East St. Louis, Ill., for 48 years and retired as a mechanic in 1984. He attended the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Vada Stout (05/31/02)
SIKESTON -- Vada Lee Stout, 93, died at 5:35 a.m. May 30, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 20, 1908, in Jackson, Tenn., daughter of the late William Henry and Josie Goff Pierce, she was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Barney Martin (05/31/02)
DEXTER - Bernard John "Barney" Martin, 90, died May 29, 2002, following a brief illness. Born Oct. 14, 1911, in Paola, Kan., he was the son of the late Bernard Jacob and Agnes Margaret McGrath Martin. His wife, Estelle Haba Allen Martin, survives of the home. He was previously married to the former Bernice Sebastian who preceded him in death in 1991...
Minnie Maloney (05/31/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Minnie I. Maloney, 75, died at 7:45 a.m. May 30, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 25, 1926, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Roland and Sarah Etta White Grissom, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie where she attended the First Baptist Church. She was a packer with the former East Prairie Manufacturing Company for many years...
Janice Dial (05/05/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Janice C. Montogomery Dial, 77, died May 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday with Mark Inman officiating...
Joe James (05/05/02)
SIKESTON - Joe James, 78, died May 3, 2002, at his home. Born July 2, 1923, in Bethel Springs, Tenn., son of the late C.J. and Lillie Russom James, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, founded the Miner Police Department, was a school bus driver for 13 years and was a self-employed farmer...
Willis Burkhart (05/02/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Willis M. Burkhart, 67, who died April 27, 2002, were: Darrell Pulley, Brandon Cobb, Roger Fountain, Donnie Ross, Bill Davis and Dave Taillon.
Agnes Blankenship (05/03/02)
CAHOKIA, Ill. - Agnes M. Hillis Blankenship, 88, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 2, 2002, at Cahokia Nursing and Rehab. She was born May 29, 1913, in Williamsville, Mo. She was married to Joseph E. Thompson Jr. who preceded her in death. She then married Conliff Blankenship who also preceded her in death...
Nola Hays (05/05/02)
SIKESTON - Nola M. Hays, 74, died May 4, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Rayburn Clark (05/03/02)
SIKESTON - Rayburn E. Clark, 75, died at 10:30 a.m. May 2, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 3, 1926, at Waldenbug, Ark., son of the late Earnest and Lucy Terry Clark, he had been a railroad clerk for the Cotton Belt Railroad and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. An airman first class, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict...
Harold E. Lee (05/03/02)
CHARLESTON - Harold Eugene Lee, 72, died at 10:30 p.m. May 1, 2002, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 15, 1930, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late John Marion Lee and Delia May Sitzes, he was a self-employed construction contractor. Formerly of Benton, he was a member of the Unity Baptist Church in Benton and served in the U.S. Air Force...
Christopher Lee Sanders (05/05/02)
MOREHOUSE - Christopher "Chris" Lee Sanders, 23, died at 8:12 p.m. May 3, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1979, in Charleston, son of Donald Sanders of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Vicky Ogden Stroud of Morehouse, he was a cashier for the Aldi Grocery Store in Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Bloomfield High School, he attended the Miner Baptist Church...
Phyllis Watkins (05/05/02)
SIKESTON - Phyllis Tedlie Watkins, 75, died at 8 p.m. May 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 31, 1927 in Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada, to the late Wendell Phillips and Claire Augusta Boyer Tedlie Sr., she was a member of the St. ...
Pauline R. Maddox (05/05/02)
DUDLEY - Pauline Ridenour Maddox, 79, died May 3, 2002, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Rachel Gilliam (05/05/02)
WOOD RIVER, Ill. - Rachel Gilliam, 71, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 6:23 a.m. May 4, 2002, at the Elder Care Nursing Center in Alton. Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. Monday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday...
Duane Kirby (05/02/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Edward Duane Kirby, 77, died May 1, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1924, at Bloomfield, son of the late John H. and Cannie O. Edwards Kirby, he was a retired electrical construction superintendent and at one-time owned and operated a movie theater in Bloomfield. ...
Iva Laub (05/02/02)
BENTON - Iva Mae Laub, 70, died May 1, 2002, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.
Margaret Crandell (05/02/02)
Mt. CARMEL, ILL - Margaret Crandell, 59, died April 29, 2002, at Evansville, Ill. She was born July 6, 1942, daughter of the late Sadie Jean and Clemon Armstrong. She was married to Charles Crandell who survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons, Merlin F. ...
Carol Carney (05/03/02)
LITTLE ELM, Texas - Carol Sue Carney, 59, formerly of Dexter, died April 27, 2002, at her home in Little Elm. Born Sept. 26, 1942, at Dexter to the late Elvis and Nina Grubbs Coleman, she worked as an optometry technician and was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Denise Scates (05/02/02)
DEXTER - Denise Scates, 49, died May 1, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1952, at Poplar Bluff, daughter of Sindy Metcalf Cochran of Puxico and the late Frederick Lincoln Cochran, she was a floral designer, member of Puxico Ladies Auxiliary 7822 and a resident of Dexter...
Walter Gates (05/02/02)
SIKESTON - James Walter Gates, 51, died at 2:45 a.m. May 1, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred Jan. 1. Born Oct. 24, 1950, at Matthews, son of the late Ernest James and Hazel Nance Gates, he was employed for 28 years as a skilled laborer for the City of Sikeston's Parks Department...
Harold Lee (05/02/02)
CHARLESTON - Harold E. Lee, 72, died May 1, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Laddie Scott (05/03/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Laddie Scott, 66, died April 11, 2002, at his home. Born May 15, 1936, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Scott, he retired from the printing business in Memphis and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include: one son, Cliff Scott of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Lynn Graves of Millington, Tenn.; one sister and a special friend Mary...
Ruby Coleson-Rogers (05/03/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ruby Bell Harp Coleson-Rogers, 90, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., and Columbus, Ga., died at 12:25 p.m. May 2, 2002, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 14, 1911, at Cache, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John and Myrtle Potts Harp. For many years, she was a housekeeper for the Goose Pit and had been a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Olive Branch...
Iva M. Laub (05/03/02)
BENTON - Iva Mae Laub, 70, died at 6:56 p.m. May 1, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 30, 1931, at Sikeston, daughter of the late William Lee Bohannon Sr. and Iva Mae Gray, she was a licensed practical nurse. A volunteer Pink Lady for St. Francis Medical Center, she especially took pleasure in cooking for her family and playing her piano...
Ruby Mauk (05/05/02)
TEXARKANA, Ark. - Ruby Lee Mauk, 68, died April 21, 2002, at a Texarkana area hospital. Born March 6, 1934, in Senath, Mo., she was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Church of Christ. She married Charles Mauk who preceded her in death. Survivors include: three sons, Dennis Mauk of Wake Village, Texas, David Mauk of Nashville, Ark., and Richard Mauk of Texarkana; two daughters, Cheryle "Shea" Hawkins of Texarkana and Lisa Presley of Redwater, Texas; three brothers, A.B. ...
Vivian D. Gilooly (05/05/02)
DEXTER - Vivian D. Gilooly died May 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Edith C. Ford (05/02/02)
SIKESTON - Edith Jeannette Carter Ancell Ford, 92, died at 4:05 a.m. May 1, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 23, 1909, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Robert Frank and Essie Jackson Carter, she was a secretary for 42 years with the International Shoe Co. A 1928 graduate of Sikeston High School, she was one of the original Red Peppers and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 137...
Ethel Schlosser (05/24/02)
ORAN - Ethel Rosalia Schlosser died May 23, 2002, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, where visitation is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Velma Sams (05/24/02)
DEXTER - Velma C. Sams, 95, died May 23, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Norma Bennett (05/24/02)
DEXTER - Norma Maywah Bennett, 85, died May 22, 2002, at the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 16, 1916, near Bloomfield, daughter of the late Harve D. and Nellie Keating Stroup, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. She was co-owner of Bennett Appliance in Dexter for 34 years and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Dexter...
Jo Meisenheimer (05/24/02)
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Anna Jo Ladd Meisenheimer, 71, died at 9:20 p.m. May 22, 2002, at Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach. Born July 4, 1930, in Williford, Ark., daughter of the late Samuel Austin and Ella Leah Cooper Ladd, she worked in public relations for the Bank of America in St. ...
Marian Stubbs (05/24/02)
SCOTT CITY - Marian Midgett Stubbs, 83, formerly of Morehouse and Hazelwood, died May 23, 2002, at her home. Born June 18, 1918, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Thomas Wilson and Mettie Pack Midgett, she had worked as an office manager and bookkeeper before retiring. She was of the Baptist belief...
Gary Poyner (05/24/02)
SCOTT CITY - Gary L. Poyner, 57, formerly of Charleston, died at 8 p.m. May 23, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital North in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Cornelaus Jackson (05/26/02)
MALDEN -- Cornelaus Jackson, 93, died May 23, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born Jan. 4, 1909, in Hickman Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Julius and Marie Morgan Hayes, she was a member of the House of Prayer in Parma. On Oct. 6, 1934, in Kewanee, she married Floyd Jackson who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1960...
Bill Allen (05/26/02)
CLINTON, Ark. -- Bill Allen, 70, formerly of East Prairie, died at 8:20 p.m. May 24, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Barry Holder (05/26/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Berry Holder, 88, who died May 20, 2002, were: Bob Holder, Michael Holder, Earl Young, Brian Penrod, Scott Chasteen and Jon Daniel.
J.C. Fussell (05/24/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - J.C. Fussell, 82, died at 9:50 p.m. May 23, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 4, 1919, in Mississippi County, son of the late James C. and Ollie Fussell, he was a retired mechanic and attended the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie. His first wife, Janet Presson Fussell, preceded him in death...
Jesse Jackson (05/26/02)
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Jesse Lee Jackson, 61, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died May 21, 2002. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Charleston, son of the late Warren and Locia McWright Jackson, he was a welder for the John Deere Company for more than 30 years. In 1970, he married Elizabeth Jackson who survives of the home...
Ethel Schlosser (05/26/02)
ORAN -- Ethel Rosalia Schlosser, 81, died at 3:40 p.m. May 23, 2002, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Jan. 25, 1921, in Oran, daughter of the late Frank Lawrence and Sophia Goetz Heisserer, she was a homemaker and a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran and the St. Ann Sodality...
Roy Gross (05/26/02)
BENTON -- Roy Gross died May 25, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Velma Sams (05/26/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Velma Sams, 95, formerly of Dexter, died May 23, 2002, at the Luthern Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 26, 1907, in Columbus, Ky., daughter of the late George and Lala Gardner Lochridge, she was a former employee of A & P Tea Company and was of the Methodist belief...
Gary Poyner (05/26/02)
SCOTT CITY -- Gary Lynn Poyner, 57, formerly of Charleston, died at 8 p.m. May 23, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish North Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 5, 1944, in Success, Ark., son of the late Fremon H. and Ozella Bellah Poyner, he had lived in the Scott City area a number of years where he was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the V.F.W. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired from Super Value Company after 25 years of service on May 19, 2002...
Arlene Duty (05/24/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home for Arlene Scarboro Duty, 63, of East Prairie, who died May 21, 2002, will be: Floyd Johnson, Danny Housman, Terry McCurter, Harley McCurter, Charlie Mitchell and Harrison Beasley...