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Obituaries from June 2002

Robert Bratcher (06/01/02)
PARMA -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Robert David Bratcher, 19, who died June 26, 2002, were: Dustin Simms, Kevin Whittenburg, Timmy Parr, Billy Shaffer, Andrew Thomas, Charles Pipkins and James Fields...
Walter Hitt Jr. (06/28/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Walter Hitt Jr., 84, died at 9 p.m. June 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Feb. 21, 1918, at Arbor, son of the late Walter Jefferson and Alice Anetta Adkison Hitt, he was a retired aerospace inspector for Menasco Manufacturing Inc., in Burbank, Calif...
Donna Bunch (06/27/02)
ST. LOUIS - Donna Bunch died June 25, 2002, at St. Anthony's Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Robert Bratcher (06/27/02)
RISCO - Robert David Bratcher, 19, died June 26, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near New Madrid. Born July 23, 1982, in Dexter, son of Edward Cupp of Bernie and Bertha Bratcher Sherritze of Risco, he was a farm laborer and lived in Risco for the past eight years...
Mary Recker (06/27/02)
SIKESTON - Mary Recker, 85, died at 10:50 p.m. June 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Charles Hammon (06/27/02)
SIKESTON - Charles Hammon, 75, died June 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 19, 1927, in Clay County, Ark., son of the late Lester Sylvester and Tolleese Manola Williams Hammon, he was a lineman for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities for 25 years before retiring...
Esther Daniels (06/27/02)
LINN - Esther Alice Daniels, 83, died June 25, 2002, at her daughter's home in Linn. Born Jan. 22, 1919, at Lutesville, daughter of the late Shirley and Gertrude May Barker, she lived in Kinder and Puxico before moving to Florissant in 1943. She was of the General Baptist belief...
Oscar Bess (06/27/02)
CHAFFEE - Dennis "Oscar" Bess, 75, died at 1:15 a.m. June 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1926, in Chaffee, son of the late Charles and Mary Ella Emrick Bess, he owned and operated the Bess Sinclair Service Station in Chaffee since 1964, where he had worked for 45 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Larry Godbey (06/27/02)
PARMA - Melvin Larry Godbey, 58, died June 13, 2002, in Kentland, Ind. Born March 6, 1944, in Raub, Ind., son of Mary Lois Godby Godbey of Rensselaer, Ind., and the late Morris Hardin Godbey, he was an over-the-road truck driver. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco, Mo...
Inell Rhodes (06/30/02)
MATTHEWS - Inell Rhodes, 83, died at 3:53 a.m. June 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 19, 1918, at Parsons, Tenn., daughter of the late Albert and Eva Bailey Moore, she was a housewife, homemaker, and member of the First Nazarene Church in Matthews...
Mary Recker (06/28/02)
SIKESTON - Mary Lillian Recker, 85, died at 10:50 p.m. June 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 4, 1917, at Point Pleasant, daughter of the late Archie Theodore and Mattie Blanche Williams Pikey, she attended Southeast Missouri State University and served as a teacher's assistant in the Marston School System. ...
Inell Rhodes (06/28/02)
MATTHEWS - Inell Rhodes, 83, died at 3:53 a.m. June 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 19, 1918, at Parsons, Tenn., daughter of the late Albert and Eva Bailey Moore, she was a housewife, homemaker, and member of the Nazarene Church in Matthews...
Bernice Parks (06/30/02)
BLOOMFIELD -- Sarah Bernice Parks, 84, died June 28, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 15, 1917, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Walter Daniel and Armittie Josephine Wren Shurm, she was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield, where she was homemaker...
William Harper (06/30/02)
GODFREY, Ill. -- William Lewis Harper, 67, died at 5:40 p.m. June 27, 2002, at Beverly Farm Foundation in Godfrey. Born Dec. 9, 1934, in Sikeston, Mo., he is the son of the late John Ernest and Mildred Stubblefield Harper. Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, John and Judy Harper of Sikeston; and three nieces, Mary Katherine Harper Lape, Cheryl Harper Krebs and Julie Harper Conway, all of Sikeston...
Mary Jo Smith (06/30/02)
DEXTER -- Mary Jo Smith, 67, died June 28, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Nellie Williams (06/30/02)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nellie Crain Williams, 89, former resident of Bernie, Mo., died June 27, 2002, at the Good Semaritan Hospital in San Jose. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral HOme in Bernie.
Stevan Hicks Sr. (06/28/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Stevan D. Hicks Sr., 44, who died June 24, 2002, were: James Vaughn, Tommy Lemons, Darrel Ritch, Gus Johnson, Shawn Hicks and Donald Courter.
Charles Hammon (06/28/02)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Charles Andrew Hammon, 75, who died June 26, 2002, will be: David Hammon, Jason Hammon, Jarrod Baker, Billy Hammon, Heath Hammon and Daniel Hammon. The Rev. Robert Burnes, pastor of the House of Prayer General Baptist Church, will officiate...
Donna Bunch (06/28/02)
ST. LOUIS - Donna Faye Bunch, 46, died June 25, 2002. Born in St. Louis, daughter of the late John Wesley and Georgia Ann Klee McRoy, she was a lifelong resident of the St. Louis area. She was employed by Koller Enterprises Incorporated in St. Louis...
Robert Bratcher (06/28/02)
RISCO - Robert David Bratcher, 19, died June 26, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near New Madrid. Born July 23, 1982, in Dexter, son of Edward Cupp of Bernie and Bertha Bratcher Sherritze of Risco, he was a farm laborer and lived in Risco for the past eight years...
Earl Reinhart (06/28/02)
ADVANCE - The Rev. Earl Reinhart, 81, died at 11:50 a.m. June 26, 2002, in Greenville. Born July 7, 1920, at Galena, son of the late Joseph Daniel and Amy May Reinhart, he was a retired social studies teacher at Advance High School and was a General Baptist minister for several different towns before retiring. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945...
Claudia Williams (06/11/02)
SIKESTON - Claudia Mae Williams, 65, died June 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1936, in Grenada, Miss., to Mary Mitchell Williamson of Sikeston and the late Frank Williamson Sr., she was a member of the Freewill Missionary Baptist Church...
Jewell Stephens (06/11/02)
CHAFFEE - Jewell Irene Stephens, 87, died June 10, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born July 30, 1914, in Deering, daughter of the late John and Florence Jackson Alsup, she was a secretary for Chaffee High School 28 years before retiring. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and PEO Sisterhood in Chaffee...
Gladys Callow (06/11/02)
BELL CITY - Gladys Callow, 96, died June 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 27, 1906, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Walter and Ada Baker Blanks, she retired as a machine operator for the Oran Hat Factory. She was a member of Hooe Baptist Church near Oran, where she taught Sunday school for many years...
Henryetta Gibson (06/11/02)
BARTLETT, Tenn. - Henryetta Johnson Gibson, 78, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died June 8, 2002, in Bartlett. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Clay Johnson. Survivors include: one daughter, Darlene Bell of Bartlett; one son, Dale Gibson of Bartlett; and three grandchildren, Justin Bell of Santa Rosa, Calif., Danielle Bell of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Zachery Bell of Memphis...
Anna Adams (06/11/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Anna Marie Adams, 95, died June 11, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in West Memphis, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Dee West (06/11/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Doris "Dee" West, 42, died June 10, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 11, 1959, in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of Patricia Hoffman of Poplar Bluff and John Snyder of Fond Du Lac, Wis., she was affiliated with the New Life Cathedral in Dexter. A veteran of the U.S. Army, she served six years in Germany and was a member of Disabled American Veterans...
Melvin Robinson (06/11/02)
CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. - Melvin Gerald Robinson, 75, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died June 4, 2002, in Florida. Born Jan. 28, 1927, in Monette, Ark., son of the late Bill and Beulah Robinson, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired in 1979 as an electric crew foreman from Pacific Gas and Electric in California and recently retired from general contracting...
Bill Colbert (06/14/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for William Russell "Bill" Colbert, 82, who died June 12, 2002, will be: Don Kern, Tom Miller, Chris Miller, Justin Miller, Don Caul and Ken Caul. Honorary pallbearers will be: Benjamin Hoggatt, Gene Mayfield, Larry Gardner and Bob Boyer...
Henryetta J. Gibson (06/16/02)
BARTLETT, Tenn. - Henryetta Johnson Gibson, 78, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died June 8, 2002, in Bartlett. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Henry Clay Johnson. Survivors include: one daughter, Darlene Bell of Bartlett; one son, Dale Gibson of Bartlett; three grandchildren, Justin Bell of Santa Rosa, Calif., Danielle Bell of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Zachery Bell of Memphis, Tenn...
Johnny Bledsoe (06/16/02)
PARMA - Johnny Bledsoe, 86, died June 11, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 18, 1916, at Oxbarry, Miss., son of the late Jim and Fannie Black Bledsoe, he was a used car salesman in the Parma area and a member of the Church Of God in Christ...
Janet Bunch (06/16/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Janet Bunch, 61, who died June 13, 2002, were: Norman Roberts, Thomas Walker, David Rice, Bill Johnson, Rick Watkins and Jim Laminack.
Leo Renfro (06/14/02)
BERNIE - James Leo Renfro, 78, died June 13, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 24, 1924, at Hector, Ark., son of the late Martin A. and Mae Churchill Renfro, he was the former co-owner of Belle's Freeze Queen in Bernie. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Bernie Masonic Lodge 573...
Anna Adams (06/13/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Anna Marie Adams, 95, died June 11, 2002, in West Memphis, Ark. Born Oct. 3, 1906, at Oran, daughter of the late Lawrence and Bertha Klipfel Hahn, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality. On June 30, 1930, in Sikeston, she married Clarence H. "Buster" Adams who preceded her in death on April 15, 1981...
Ruby Adams (06/13/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ruby M. Adams, 86, died at 8:05 a.m. June 12, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born May 15, 1916, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Charlie and Elgie M. Carter Presson, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Sikeston...
George Alsup (06/13/02)
SIKESTON - George Ray Alsup, 59, died at 3:53 p.m. June 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 16, 1942, in Sikeston, son of Annie Johnson Alsup of Bridgeton and the late George C. Alsup, he was a truck driver for Keystone Containers in St. ...
Bill Colbert (06/13/02)
SIKESTON - William Russell "Bill" Colbert, 82, died June 12, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 11, 1919, in Kirkwood, son of the late Raymond Clarence and Lelia Williams Colbert, he graduated from Kirkwood High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau. ...
Marsha Carlisle (06/13/02)
SIKESTON - Marsha Ann Butler Carlisle, 58, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:15 a.m. June 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 28, 1944, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Marshall Dean and Mary Ethel Johnson Butler, she lived in Sikeston since 1975 and was self-employed in home decorative framing and accessories. She was of the Baptist belief...
Nellie Passley (06/13/02)
CHARLESTON - Nellie Rose Passley, 81, died at 1:34 a.m. June 13, 2002, at her home. Born Dec. 14, 1920, in Anna, Ill., daughter of the late Dave and Mary Speck Murr, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy...
Janet Bunch (06/14/02)
MOREHOUSE - Janet Bunch, 61, formerly of Grayridge, died June 13, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Sept. 7, 1940, in Grayridge, daughter of Opal Brazzel Duncan of Morehouse and the late Eugene Haskins, she lived in Memphis, Tenn., 15 years before moving to Morehouse six years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was a retired nurse...
Nellie Passley (06/14/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home for Nellie Rose Passley, 81, who died June 13, 2002, will be: Steve Bowles, Larry Bowles, Sammie Passley, Willis M. Passley, Max Bannister and Chris Boren. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Marsha Carlisle (06/14/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home for Marsha Ann Carlisle, 58, of Sikeston, who died June 13, 2002, will be: Dennis Fraser, Steve Garrison, Denny Brumley, Joe Carlisle, John England and Charlie Heisserer...
James Webb (06/14/02)
ANNISTON - James H. Webb, 39, died June 13, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Byron Smith (06/16/02)
ST. LOUIS - Byron H. Smith, 98, died June 14, 2002, at National Health Care in Maryland Heights. Born March 13, 1904, in Okawville, Ill., son of the late Joseph and Mary Juenger Smith, he lived in Puxico for many years before moving to St. Louis three years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Puxico...
James Webb (06/16/02)
ANNISTON - James Howard Webb, 39, died at 5:50 p.m. June 13, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 13, 1963, in Dexter, son of Howard E. Webb of New Concord, Ohio, and Geraldine Kinder Layton of Anniston, he was a self-employed carpenter and of the Pentecostal belief...
Doris Wise (06/06/02)
SIKESTON - Doris Wise, 70, died June 6, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Gertie Bridges (06/06/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gertie Hale Bridges, 83, died at 6:28 a.m. June 6, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Nona Garnett (06/06/02)
COLUMBIA - Nona Garnett, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died June 5, 2002, at the Columbia Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Myrtle McIntosh (06/06/02)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Myrtle McIntosh, 83, who died June 2, 2002, were: Jimmy Dean Buck, Scottie Reece, Joey Reece, Shannon Cook, Dan Catron and Quincy Stratton.
Clarence Parr (06/06/02)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Clarence "Pop" Parr, 72, who died June 1, 2002, were: Timothy Parr Jr., Kerry Parr Jr., Craig Barnes, Richard Sterling, Glen Helmes Jr. and Paul Barnes.
Wilburn Grant (06/06/02)
SIKESTON - Wilburn L. Grant, 74, died at 11:30 a.m. June 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 24, 1928, in Johnston City, Ill., son of the late Charles and Altha Grissom Grant, he was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. A member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church in Evansville, Ind., he was a warehouse manager for the Wohl Shoe Company in Sikeston, retiring in 1993...
Miles Ramsey (06/06/02)
CLARKSTON, Mich. - Miles L. Ramsey, 79, formerly of Parma, Mo., died May 31, 2002, at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac. Born Sept. 13, 1922, in Bernie, Mo., son of the late Sherman and Ada Ramsey, he retired in 1978 from General Motors Fisher Body Division. He served with the 14th Armored Division of the U.S. Army...
Ervin Schaefer (06/26/02)
BENTON - Ervin Zeno Schaefer, 92, of Burbank, Calif., and formerly of Benton, died Jan. 21, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 11, 1909, in Benton, son of the late Adam C. and Carol E. Halter Schaefer, he worked at the Atlas Powder Company in Wolf Lake, Ill., before joining the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge from the Navy, he made his home in Burbank where he was a member of the Catholic Church...
Claudie Williams (06/10/02)
SIKESTON - Service arrangements have been changed for Claudie Mae Williams, 65, who died June 6, 2002. Visitation is from noon Wednesday until service time 1 p.m. at the Freewill Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Victor Williams, pastor, will officiate...
Florence Sinclair (06/10/02)
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Florence Roseberry Sinclair, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 2 p.m. June 9, 2002, at her home. Born Oct. 10, 1919, in Sikeston, daughter of the late John Mikel and Mandy Louetta Roseberry, she was a member of Living Hope Baptist Church...
Miles Ramsey (06/10/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Miles L. Ramsey, 79, who died May 31, 2002, were: Dave Vermilye, Dave Ramsey, Dennis Ramsey, Jay Vermilye, Bill Ramsey and Clay Ramsey.
Frances Funke (06/10/02)
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Frances Funke, 76, died June 8, 2002, at Cedar Ridge in Lebanon. Born Oct. 23, 1925, daughter of Lillie E. Mott Rice of Cape Girardeau and the late Albert Rice, she was an inspector and officer worker for Pepsi-Cola of Chicago for 30 years before retiring...
Vida Turley (06/10/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Vida Mae Turley, 81, died at 8:45 a.m. June 8, 2002, at her home. Born July 16, 1920, in Warm Springs, Ark., daughter of the late John and Lola Flanigan Payne, she lived in East Prairie most of her life. She was a radio dispatcher for the City of East Prairie for 30 years and was of the Southern Baptist belief...
Toby Sherfield (06/10/02)
DEXTER - Norman "Toby" Sherfield, 83, died June 9, 2002, at his home. Born April 30, 1919, in Bernie, son of the late Otis and Iva Jo Hunt Sherfield, he was a lifelong resident of Dexter and retired from the Dexter Street Department after 31 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and of the Baptist belief...
Theodore Green (06/10/02)
ST. LOUIS - Theodore D. Green, 70, died June 8, 2002, at Risco. Born Aug. 4, 1931, in Greenbriar, son of the late Linus R. and Christeen Green, he was employed by McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation before retiring and was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in St. Louis...
Norma Skaggs (06/20/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Norma Lee Skaggs, 64, died June 18, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 20, 1937, at Kaskaskia Island, Ill., daughter of the late Floyd H. and Bernice Nelson Roderique, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie. ...
Wanda Flynn (06/20/02)
SCOTT CITY - Wanda Lee Flynn, 88, died June 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 28, 1913, in Cardwell, daughter of Levi and Mabel Kirby Hartsoe. She married William Vernon Flynn on Nov. 22, 1930, in Bardwell, Ky. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1989...
Dennis McCauley (06/20/02)
CHARLESTON - Dennis Wayne McCauley, 40, died June 19, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 28, 1961, in Charleston, son of Arcola Rateliff McCauley of Charleston and the late Charles Lee McCauley, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri. He graduated in 1980 from Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Woody Brashears (06/20/02)
FESTUS - Woodrow W. "Woody" Brashears, 88, died June 3, 2002, in Festus. Born June 5, 1913, in Kentucky, son of the late Henry and Rosa Lane Brashears, he retired as an electrician for the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Electrical Company in Sikeston...
Eddie Lynn (06/20/02)
SIKESTON - Paul Edward "Eddie" Lynn, 69, died June 18, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 26, 1932, in Sikeston, son of the late Denton and Nora Hensley Lynn, he was a member of Canalou Baptist Church. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Frank Erjavec of Knoxville, Tenn.; one brother, Jerry Lynn of Sikeston; one sister, Mildred Simpson of Wilmington, N.C.; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Herschel Miller (06/20/02)
ESSEX -- Herschel P. Miller, 64, formerly of St. Louis, died at 12:30 a.m. June 19, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, following a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 21, 1938, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Winfred and Elizabeth Hodge Miller, he was a plumbing contractor...
Jack Parsons (06/20/02)
DEXTER - Jack Parsons, 92, died June 19, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Harold Thompson (06/20/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Harold Lewis Thompson, 70, died at 5:10 a.m. June 19, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Born Nov. 4, 1931, in Allenville, son of the late Fred and Lulu Myrtle Harmon Thompson, he was a veteran of the Korean War. He was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Jackson before retiring...
Lavine Carter (06/20/02)
MURRAY, Ky. - Lavine Inman Carter, 91, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 18, 2002, at the West View Nursing Home in Murray. Born June 16, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Lige N. and Eliza Ann Mandrell Inman, she lived in Sikeston most of her life, where she worked in the office of International Shoe Company for many years before retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church in Murray...
Glyn Stewart (06/20/02)
LUBBOCK, Texas - Glyn Allen Stewart, 73, died May 15, 2002, in Texas. Born Oct. 15, 1928, in East Prairie, son of the late Joel and Thelma Wallace Stewart, he served in the U.S. Army from 1946-49 and was a paratrooper during World War II. He was a self-employed electrician for 30 years...
Cliff Morris (06/05/02)
SIKESTON - Clifford Beanum "Cliff" Morris, 75, died at 5:30 a.m. June 4, 2002, at his home. Born July 12, 1926, in Mississippi County, son of the late Clifford Keasler and Eva May Justice Morris, he was an agent with State Farm Insurance. He served as a technical sergeant with the U.S. ...
Wilburn Grant (06/05/02)
SIKESTON - Wilburn Grant, 74, died June 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, Ill., with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in charge of local arrangements.
Elizabeth Gray (06/05/02)
COLUMBIA - Elizabeth Gray, 92, died at 10:25 p.m. May 31, 2002, at the Lenoir Health Care Center in Columbia. Born April 19, 1910, in Scott County, daughter of the late Charles and Lula Beardslee, she was of the Methodist belief. She was married to Van L. Gray...
Joe Carman (06/05/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Henry Catholic Church for Robert Joseph "Joe" Carman, 61, who died June 3, 2002, will be: Roy Miller, John Hirsch, Cleve Edging, Richard Rolwing, Fred Rolwing and Keith Andrews...
Henry Hensley (06/05/02)
DEXTER - Henry Hensley, 76, died at 1:04 a.m. June 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 22, 1925, in Marston, son of the late Homer and Dokie Adams Hensley, he was a charter member of the Eagles Club and of the Church of Christ belief. He was a bricklayer and owned and operated H&H Construction Company...
Willie Davis (06/05/02)
PARMA - Willie E. Davis, 72, died May 31, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Lake Coromant, Miss., son of the late Buster and Ella Lee Bowen Davis, he lived in Milwaukee, Wis., until returning to Parma in May...
Pauline Schmitt (06/05/02)
CHAFFEE - Pauline Catherine Schmitt, 92, died at 4:45 p.m. June 3, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Oct. 14, 1909, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Theodore and Helen Shoemaucher Leissing, she had worked in the housekeeping department of St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau and was a news dealer for the Southeast Missourian. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, St. Joseph CCW and VFW Post 6407 Ladies Auxiliary...
Clayton Gaines (06/05/02)
DEXTER - Clayton L. Gaines, 75, died June 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 26, 1927, at Pontiac, Mich., son of the late Fount and Josie White Gaines, he attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. After retiring from the International Hat Company in Dexter, he operated a nursery business...
Frankie Williams (06/05/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Frankie Williams, 67, who died June 1, 2002, were: Gary Summers, David Summers, Mark Fulkerson, Mark Becker, Tim Holden and Jacob Williams.
Gerald Robinson (06/05/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Gerald Robinson, formerly of Portageville, died June 4, 2002, at his home. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Portageville with the Rev. Mark Inman, officiating.
Bob St. Cin (06/05/02)
ORAN - Bob St. Cin, 41, died June 3, 2002, of injuries sustained in an accident at Lone Star Industries in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 22, 1960, in Advance, son of the late Phillip C. and Georgia Annett Burns St. Cin, he was a maintenance mechanic for Lone Star Industries. ...
Louise Jackson (06/07/02)
DEXTER - Louise Jackson, 87, died June 7, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday.
Lois Shain (06/09/02)
FESTUS - Lois Warren Shain, 73, formerly of Sikeston, died June 6, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born Aug. 9, 1928, in Ardeola, daughter of the late Ivery Cecil and Inez Madeline Cox Warren, she was a credit adjuster for Union Electric, retiring in 1989 after 28 years of service. A member of the First United Methodist Church of Festus-Crystal City, she was also a member of Chapter 417 Order of the Eastern Star and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1455...
Dutch Wyatt (06/09/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Clarence E. "Dutch" Wyatt, 81, formerly of Charleston, died May 16, 2002, at his home. Born April 13, 1921, in Charleston, son of the late William A. and Violet DeField Wyatt of Charleston, he was a retired school teacher, football coach and athletic director for the Poplar Bluff School District. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division during World War II...
Brandy Vandeven (06/09/02)
MARBLE HILL - Brandy Marie Vandeven, 26, died June 6, 2002, at her home. Born June 2, 1976, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Anthony and Judy Ridings Carroll, she was a secretary for Muffler Express in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Doris Wise (06/07/02)
SIKESTON - Doris L. Wise, 70, died June 6, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 28, 1931, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Mounce and May Wilson Stewart, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. On April 16, 1983, in Bloomfield, she married Q.B. Wise who survives of the home...
Claudie Williams (06/09/02)
SIKESTON - Claudie Mae Williams, 65, died June 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1936, in Grenada, Miss., to Mary Mitchell Williamson of Sikeston and the late Frank Williamson Sr., she was a member of the Freewill Missionary Baptist Church...
Betty Compas (06/07/02)
ST. LOUIS - Betty Jean Compas, 73, formerly of Blodgett, died at 9:15 a.m. June 5, 2002, at the Woodland Manor Nursing Home. Born Oct. 22, 1928, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Earnie and Edna Moore Rister, she was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Alton, Ill., and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary...
Henry Sager (06/07/02)
CHARLESTON - Henry G. Sager, 69, died June 6, 2002, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Feb. 15, 1933, in Dixon, Tenn., son of the late Sam and Rosie Sager, he lived in Missouri for more than 60 years. He was a retired farmer and member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, where he served as an usher...
Betty Goldschmidt (06/07/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Betty Goldschmidt, 70, died June 6, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 21, 1931, in Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of the late Bert and Kate Ann Zaricor Malone, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and worked at Stapleton. On May 19, 1955, she married Kuz Moreland who preceded her in death on June 11, 1974. She and Norbert Goldschmidt were married July 23, 1988, and he died on Aug. 10, 1991...
Max Cobb (06/09/02)
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Max M. Cobb, 69, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died May 22, 2002, in Honolulu. Born April 3, 1933, in East Prairie, son of the late Tom and Pauline Long Cobb, he lived in Honolulu for the past five years after moving from Arizona where he was a retired carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Nicholas Smith (06/07/02)
SIKESTON - Nicholas Lee Smith, son of Kenneth Smith and Sabrina Thompson, died at birth June 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Other survivors include: two brothers, Gene Alexander Smith and Jordan Montel Jones of the home; and two sisters, Savannah Ivrybell Smith and Justice Kaley Jones of the home...
Lashaun Mitchell (06/07/02)
SIKESTON - Lashaun E. Mitchell, son of Lamont Mitchell and Maria Wilder of Sikeston, died unexpectedly June 4, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 2002, in Minneapolis, Minn. Other survivors include: his maternal grandfather, Leon Wilder, formerly of Sikeston; and his maternal great-grandparents, Cindy and Walter Miller of Cape Girardeau...
Gertie Bridges (06/09/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Gertie Hale Bridges, 83, died at 6:28 a.m. June 6, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 17, 1919, at Petit Jean Mountain, Ark., daughter of the late Jim and Ethel Cunningham Hale, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. A retired farmer, she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie, where she was also a Sunday school teacher. She was also very active as a volunteer at the East Prairie Nutrition Center...
Louise Jackson (06/09/02)
DEXTER - Louise Jackson, 87, died June 7, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Oct. 5, 1914, at Lane's Ferry, Tenn., daughter of the late George A. and Betty Elizabeth Thompson Pledge, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had been employed by Swift Hatchery in Dexter...
Betty Goldschmidt (06/09/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at St. Eustachius Catholic Church for Betty Goldschmidt, 70, who died June 6, 2002, were: David Drerup, Dewayne Drerup, Dean Drerup, Mark Underwood, Steve Daugherty and Kelly Waller. DeLisle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
Aleta Garnett (06/09/02)
COLUMBIA - Nona Aleta Garnett, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died June 5, 2002, at the Columbia Manor Nursing Home. Born Sept. 29, 1914, at Vanduser, daughter of the late James Samuel and Nona Eliza Boyett Wallace, she was employed by the Missouri Division of Employment Security before retiring. For 56 years she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and American Legion Auxiliary...
Chuck Hensley (06/09/02)
MARTINEZ, Calif. - Charles David "Chuck" Hensley, 51, died May 30, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinez following an extended illness. Born Dec. 11, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Charles and Nina Hensley of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., he graduated in 1969 from Illmo-Scott City High School. ...
Bake Baker (06/25/02)
SCOTT CITY - Eugene Victor "Bake" Baker, 95, formerly of Thebes, Ill., died at 6:40 a.m. June 24, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 7, 1907, in Blodgett, son of the late Wood E. and Cora McCollum Baker, he was a member of Fathers Arms Fellowship. He retired as an inspector with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, after 33 years of service, during which he had worked on the flood wall at Cape Girardeau. After retiring, he worked for Bakers Finer Foods...
Ed Garner (06/25/02)
MARION, Ill. - Edgar Lee "Ed" Garner, 65, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 12:50 p.m. June 23, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Marion. Born June 29, 1936, in Mississippi County, son of the late James Clarence and Myrtle Zuck Garner, he retired from Ford Motor Company in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to Marion several years ago. A U.S. Air Force veteran and member of the United Auto Workers, he was of the Pentecostal belief...
Billy Glass (06/25/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Billy Gene Glass Sr., 62, who died June 22, 2002, were: Carlin Glass, Joe Rampley, Bobby Rogers, Kevin Bolin, Jerry Don Glass and Wayne Kirkpatrick.
Raymond McClain (06/25/02)
BERNIE - Raymond Eugene McClain, 72, died June 24, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 23, 1930, at Tyronza, Ark., son of the late Foster and Lillie McGowen McClain, he retired as a repairman for the General Motors plant in St. Louis. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion at Qulin...
Stevan Hicks Sr. (06/25/02)
DEXTER - Stevan Dale Hicks Sr., 44, died June 24, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Nov. 24, 1957, in Bloomfield, son of Clifford and Mary George Hicks of Essex, he lived in Essex for many years before moving to Dexter two years ago and was a member of Clines Island General Baptist Church near Essex. He worked in the lasting department at Missouri Industries and at Hudson Foods...
Charles Pearson (06/25/02)
MINER - Charles Doyne Pearson, 61, died June 24, 2002, at his home. Born April 29, 1941, in Center Ridge, Ark., son of the late Newton H. and Stella Pearl Shipp Pearson, he retired from the U.S. Army, after more than 20 years of service, and was a veteran of the Vietnam era. He was then employed in civil service by the Edgewood Aberdeen Proving Grounds and was of the Baptist belief...
Agnes Hurte (06/25/02)
NEW MADRID - Agnes Gertrude Hurte, 97, died June 24, 2002, at the Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born July 17, 1905, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Charles P. and Ida Belle Reeves Cook. On Nov. 24, 1923, at Gideon, she married Oscar Reynold Hurte who preceded her in death in April 1962...
Otha Clemons (06/19/02)
CHARLESTON - Otha Lee Clemons, 78, died June 16, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born June 5, 1924, in Tunica, Miss., son of the late Stennis and Mary Kirkland Clemons, he lived at the Charleston Manor for the past 15 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a construction worker and truck driver in Flint, Mich., before retiring...
Norma Skaggs (06/19/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Norma Skaggs, 64, died June 18, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
John Blackwell (06/19/02)
CHARLESTON - Alfred Ellis "John" Blackwell, 91, formerly of Anniston, died at 8:20 a.m. June 17, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 30, 1911, in Jonesboro, Ark., son of the late Albert Boyd and Ollie Shoemaker Blackwell, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He worked with the Farm Bureau for eight years and was a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Charleston for 38 years before retiring...
James Jones (06/04/02)
NEW MADRID - James Jones, 79, died May 28, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 26, 1923, in Tennessee, he was the son of the late Dock Jones and Mattie Greer. On Aug. 25, 1986, he married Lovie Lee Jones who survives of the home...
Dennis Jackson (06/04/02)
BERNIE - William Dennis Jackson, 76, died June 3, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 20, 1926, in Dexter, son of the late Ernest and Clara McFarlen Jackson, he was a farmer and served with the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II...
Patricia Bruenderman (06/04/02)
FESTUS - Patricia Ann Bruenderman, 63, died May 14, 2002, in Crystal City. Born April 13, 1939, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Amarilla Hargen and Robert Glenn Sr., she graduated in 1957 from Anniston High School and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crystal City. She had been employed by the L.B. Price Company and most recently worked as a home healthcare aid...
Henry Hensley (06/04/02)
DEXTER - Henry Hensley, 76, died June 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Lillian Standley (06/04/02)
SERVERNA PARK, Md. - Lillian Zola Standley, 90, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 12:45 p.m. May 30, 2002, at the Genesis of Serverna Park Nursing Center. Born Nov. 25, 1911, in Matthews, daughter of the late John Jacob and Etta Mary Sellards Reiss, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. ...
Bill Kellick (06/04/02)
SIKESTON - Marion "Bill" Kellick, 66, formerly of Bertrand, died June 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 8, 1935, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Lofton and Mary Virginia Peters Kellick, he had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to Sikeston three years ago. He was an administrative ombudsman for several nursing home in many states...
Bob St. Cin (06/04/02)
ORAN - Bob St. Cin, 41, died June 3, 2002, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Pauline Schmitt (06/04/02)
SCOTT CITY - Pauline C. Schmitt, 92, died June 3, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Cliff Morris (06/04/02)
SIKESTON - Cliff Morris, 75, died June 4, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Joe Carman (06/04/02)
CHARLESTON - Robert Joseph "Joe" Carman, 61, died at 12:10 p.m. June 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 20, 1940, in Charleston, he was the son of the late George William and Mary Helen Lankheit Carman. He was a lifelong resident of Charleston, where he was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. Carman was employed by Flexible Foam Incorporated (formerly Burkhart's) in Cairo, Ill...
Byron Smith (06/18/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Byron H. Smith, 98, who died June 14, 2002, were: David Hawthorne, Richard Hawthorne, Chad Hawthorne, Bob Andrews, Ralph Muth and Michael Strayhorn.
Imogene Hanna (06/18/02)
CHAFFEE - Imogene L. Hanna, 84, died at 5:50 p.m. June 16, 2002, at her home. Born May 21, 1918, in Rockview, daughter of the late William P. and Mamie Stuckey Miles, she was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union and was of the Assemblies of God belief...
Maxine Rampley (06/18/02)
DEXTER - Maxine Rampley, 69, died June 16, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 27, 1932, in Zadock, daughter of the late Archie Lee and Mayme Melvina Lewis Proffer, she had been employed by the Brown Shoe Company in Bernie. She was a member of the Stoddard County Democratic Women's Club and Stoddard County Historical Society...
Allan Meers (06/18/02)
DEXTER - Allan D. Meers, 74, died June 16, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 24, 1928, at Danville, Ill., son of the late William Alfred and Emily Babbs Meers, he was a track repairman for Conrail Railroad before retiring and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Cecil Merritt (06/18/02)
WAPPAPELLO - Cecil Vernon Merritt, 70, died June 15, 2002, at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 25, 1931, at Brosley, he was the son of the late Effie and Clinton Merritt. On Sept. 2, 1967, at St. Louis, he married Elva Mae Dunn, who preceded him in death Dec. 25, 1994...
Jim Fox (06/18/02)
DEXTER - Jim Fox, 74, died June 16, 2002, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Sept. 17, 1927, at McCamey, Texas, son of the late Claude and Emma Ivy Fox, he retired as a chief boatswain's mate in the U.S. Navy and was a retired agent with the Butler County Soil Conservation Service. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve and Dudley Community Church...
Nelson Webb (06/18/02)
SIKESTON - Nelson Webb, 80, died June 18, 2002, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
John Blackwell (06/18/02)
CHARLESTON - Alfred E. "John" Blackwell, 91, died June 17, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Linda Fulkerson (06/18/02)
DEXTER - Linda Lou Carney Fulkerson, 55, died June 17, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born April 8, 1941, at Poplar Bluff, daughter of Alice Carney of Dexter and the late James H. Carney, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Eddie Lynn (06/18/02)
SIKESTON - Paul Edward "Eddie" Lynn, 69, died June 18, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 26, 1932, in Sikeston, son of the late Denton and Nora Hensley Lynn, he was a member of Canalou Baptist Church. He is survived by one brother, Jerry Lynn of Sikeston; and one sister, Mildred Simpson of Wilmington, N.C...
Clarence Parr (06/03/02)
MOREHOUSE -- Clarence Russell "Pop" Parr, 72, died June 1, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 20, 1929, in East Prairie, son of the late Andy and Monica Lee Lowery Hutton Parr, he had lived in Morehouse most of his life and was an alderman at the time of his death...
Kathy Alsup (06/03/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Kathy Sue Alsup, 49, died at 4:20 a.m. June 1, 2002, at her sister's residence. Born June 26, 1952, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William T. and Maudie Johnson Alsup, she lived all her life in East Prairie, graduating from East Prairie High School in 1970. ...
Vada Stout (06/03/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Vada Lee Stout, 93, who died May 30, 2002, were: Jim Mitchell, Wayne Morris, Toby McDowell, Josh McDowell, Eddie Carroll and Scott Greenlee. Burial followed at Garden of Memories...
Johnnie Durden (06/03/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Johnnie Lee Durden, 49, died May 30, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born June 30, 1952, in Marston, son of Pearlie Mae Durden of Portageville and the late Lacy Martin, he was a life-long resident of Missouri and was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. A graduate of Portageville High School, he was worked on farms...
Myrtle McIntosh (06/03/02)
PARMA -- Myrtle McIntosh, 83, died June 2, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 26, 1918, in West Plains, daughter of the late Frank and Stella Whitaker Hearren, she had lived in the Parma area for 65 years and was a retired seamstress and member of Parma Baptist Church...
Arvona Walker (06/03/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Arvona Walker, 65, who died May 30, 2002, were: Larry Manual, Larry Warren, Timmy Warren, Mark Sadler, Zach Geary, Bruce Stickles and Cory Sadler.
Marjorie Conger (06/03/02)
BERKELEY -- Marjorie Anne Conger, 77, formerly of Sikeston, died May 31, 2002, at the DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton. Born July 13, 1924, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Lawrence L. and Ilene O. Gage Voelker, she was a home maker and member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Ferguson...
Frankie Williams (06/03/02)
DEXTER -- Frankie Williams, 67, died June 1, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 22, 1934, in Truman, Ark., daughter of the late Frank and Loreada Ray Prichard, she had lived most of her life in Dexter but spent five years in St. Louis before returning in 1969. A home maker, she was a member of the General Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star in Dexter...
Floyd Harris (06/03/02)
DEXTER -- Floyd William Harris, 84, died June 1, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 29, 1917, near Advance, son of the late John and Bertie Sims Harris, he worked as an auto dealer before his retirement and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield and of the Masonic Lodge 488 in Detroit, Mich...
Edgar Garner (06/24/02)
MARION, Ill. - Edgar Lee Garner, 65, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 2:50 p.m. June 23, 2002, at Marion Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo.
Truma Fox (06/24/02)
MALDEN - Truma Grace Fox, 88, died June 23, 2002, at her home. Born June 14, 1914, in Portageville, daughter of the late Henry and Alice Trout Brannon, she was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden. On Nov. 13, 1929, in Portageville, she married William Albert Fox who preceded her in death on May 30, 1987...
Louise Ogilvie (06/24/02)
CHARLESTON - Louise Ogilvie, 95, died at 12:50 p.m. June 22, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Jan. 11, 1907, in Charleston, daughter of the late Thomas M. and Minnie DeWitt Ogilvie, she was a lifelong resident of Charleston. A graduate of Stephens College for Women and the University of Missouri-Columbia, she taught at Charleston High School from 1929-72, where she worked in the social studies department and directed the Girls Glee Club...
Billy Glass (06/24/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Billy Gene Glass Sr., 62, died June 22, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 9, 1939, in Bernie, son of the late Murl "Bill" and Ruth Virginia Carter Glass, he lived in Bernie before moving to Bloomfield 25 years ago. He retired as a foreman with Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Kimball Street Baptist Church in Malden...
Carl Brant (06/21/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Carl Edward Brant, 49, died at 3:14 p.m. June 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of Clarence J. Brant and Aileen Mae Redpath Brant Tuschoff of Scott City, he was an assembly line packer for Manpower. He was a member of the Cape Girardeau Eagles Club and Jaycee Golf Club...
Jack Morse (06/21/02)
CASCADIA, Ore. - Jackie Eugene "Jack" Morse, 68, formerly of Parma, Mo., died June 18, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 28, 1933, in Madras County, Mo., son of the late LeRoy A. and Ruby Alma Cummings Morse, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a past member of the American Legion. He had been a farmhand, a logger for the Bond Logging Company, a brick mason, carpenter and plumber...
Nelson Webb (06/21/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Nelson Webb, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died June 18, 2002, at Fountainbleau Lodge. Born Jan. 9, 1922, in Clayton, Miss., son of the late John and Mattie Mae Funches Webb, he retired as a self-employed farmer. His wife, Ora Mae Gibson Webb, preceded him in death in 1986...
Jack Parsons (06/21/02)
DEXTER - Clinton H. "Jack" Parsons, the youngest son of Joseph W. and Matilda Sanders Parsons, was born near Herrin, Ill., Feb. 19, 1910, and passed away June 19, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. A 75-year resident of Stoddard County, he is survived by three children, C.H. Parsons Jr., Lydia E. Temples and Lurlyn Jo Daniel; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends...
Dr. Michael Bader (06/23/02)
Sylvester, Ga. - Dr. Michael John Bader, 50, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died June 17, 2002, at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Born Jan. 26, 1952, son of Rita Litzler Bader of Dexter and the late Louis C. Bader, he was a member of Our Divine Savior Catholic Church. ...
Maxine Rampley (06/17/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Maxine Rampley, 69, died June 16, 2002, at Missouri Southern Health Care. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gene Bull (06/17/02)
SIKESTON - Eugene C. "Gene" Bull, 49, died at 12:23 a.m. June 16, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 21, 1952, at Erie, Pa., son of Wilfred E. Bull Sr. of Sarasota, Fla., and the late Elizabeth Jane Black Bull, he had worked in the drywall business before becoming disabled. He was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston and had formerly attended Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church...
Allan Meers (06/17/02)
DEXTER - Allan Dale Meers, 70, died June 16, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
James Fox (06/17/02)
DEXTER - James A. Fox, 74, died June 16, 2002, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Lloyd Corvick Sr. (06/17/02)
SCOTT CITY - Lloyd John Corvick, Sr., 74, died June 15, 2002, at his home. Born June 2, 1928, at Fornfelt, son of the late William and Victoria Kern Corvick, he retired as a repeater man with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He served in the U.S. Marines Corps, was a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts, a member of the SEMO Radio Club and Ramsey's Rangers Black Powder Club. He was of the Catholic belief...
Alfred Blackwell (06/17/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Alfred E. "John" Blackwell, 91, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:20 a.m. June 17, 2002, at The Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Cecil Merritt (06/17/02)
WAPPAPELLO - Cecil Merritt, 70, formerly of Portageville, died June 15, 2002, at the Oak Hill Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Mary Moore (06/17/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Mary Lou Moore, 72, died June 15, 2002, at Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 22, 1929, at Dexter to the late Herbert and Luciell Harget Haney, she had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community. On Sept. 26, 1947, she married Fred Moore, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1996...
James Jones (06/02/02)
NEW MADRID - James Jones, 79, died May 28, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 26, 1923, in Tennessee, he was the son of the late Dock Jones and Mattie Greer. On Aug. 25, 1986, he married Lovie Lee Jones who survives of the home...
Noel Hunt (06/02/02)
SCOTT CITY - Noel Hunt, 57, died May 31, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1945, at Bernie, he was the son of the late Harlen Nelson and Collie Mae Hughes Hunt. He is survived by one brother, Jack Hunt of Cape Girardeau; and one sister, Carron Cruse of Glendale, Ariz...
Loyeal Hoskins (06/02/02)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Loyeal Hoskins, 65, who died May 29, 2002, were: James Whitley, Jackie Hays Sr., Jackie Hays Jr., Eric Graham, Ronnie Lutes and Noel Lazcano.
Danny Stone (06/02/02)
SIKESTON - Danny Keith Stone, 55, died May 31, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 12, 1946, in St. Louis, son of the late Boyd Clinton and Blanche May Huff Stone, he was a member of the Covenant Christian Church in Fruitland. He had worked in computer sales and programming and owned and operated Stone's Video for the past 11 years...
Floyd Harris (06/02/02)
DEXTER - Floyd Harris, 84, died June 1, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Bessie Summers (06/02/02)
DOWAGIAC, Mich. - Bessie Naomi Summers, 74, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died May 30, 2002, at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago, Ill. Born July 26, 1927, at Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Walter Alexander and Allie Davenport Summers...
Elizabeth Gray (06/02/02)
COLUMBIA - Elizabeth Beardslee Gray, 92, formerly of Commerce, died at 10:25 p.m. May 31, 2002, at Lanore Health Care in Columbia. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Rodney Chambers (06/02/02)
VERONA, Miss. - Rodney Lee Chambers, 51, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died unexpectedly May 27, 2002, at his home, of an apparent heart attack. Born Nov. 4, 1950, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Billy and Bobbye Chambers of Charleston, he moved to Lee County 30 years ago. ...
Erica Reed (06/12/02)
AIKEN, S.C. - Erica Dawn Reed, 19, died June 9, 2002, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she was the daughter of Mark and Mary Reed of Aiken. She moved to Aiken in 1987 and graduated in 2000 from Aiken High School, where she was a member of the high school band and girls softball team and was a member of Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene...
Ruby Sullivan (06/12/02)
HAYTI - Ruby Rowena Sullivan, 93, died June 10, 2002, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital Nursing Home. Born Feb. 7, 1909, in Gipson County, Tenn., daughter of the late Joe and Mable Nethery Burress, she attended Calvary Baptist Church in Hayti. On June 5, 1932, in Hayti, she married Murray Glen Sullivan who preceded her in death on June 7, 1999...
Gladys Callow (06/12/02)
BELL CITY - Gladys Callow, 96, died June 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 27, 1906, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Walter and Ada Decker Blanks, she retired as a machine operator for the Oran Hat Factory. She was a member of Hooe Baptist Church near Oran, where she taught Sunday school for many years...
Toby Sherfield (06/12/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Norman E. "Toby" Sherfield, 83, who died June 9, 2002, were: Joshua Sherfield, Joseph Sherfield, David Corlew, Eddie Hill, Jake Corlew and Nathan Sherfield.