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Obituaries from August 2002

Robert Parker (08/22/02)
COLUMBIA -- Robert Parker, 30, formerly of Delta, died Aug. 21, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Andrew Goodin (08/22/02)
ACWORTH, Ga. - Andrew Kerr Goodin, infant son of Emily Ann and Harry F. Goodin of Acworth, died Aug. 20, 2002, at the Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one sister, Emmalyn Rose Goodin of the home; one brother, Patrick Finley Goodin of the home; his paternal grandparents, Albert and Gladys Jane Goodin of Charleston, Mo.; his maternal grandparents, John and Jane Kerr of Chattanooga, Tenn.; his great-grandmothers, Geneva Finley and Virginia Goodin Ridings of Charleston; and his aunts and uncles, Al Goodin of Charleston, Janice and Tom Granger of Birmingham, Ala., Allan and Joanie Kerr of Pensacola, Fla., and Everett Kerr of Chattanooga.. ...
Carl Roach (08/22/02)
SIKESTON - Carl Roach, 49, died Aug. 21, 2002, at his home in Sikeston. Born March 18, 1953, at Benton, Ky., son of Shirel Roach and Nell Alexander McDonald of Paducah, Ky., he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church and was an avid hunter and bowler. He had been employed at Noranda Aluminum until ill health forced his retirement...
James McDaniel (08/20/02)
FREDERICKTOWN - James Leon McDaniel, 79, formerly of St. Louis and Charleston, died at 10:20 p.m. Aug. 18, 2002, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington. Born Dec. 19, 1922, in Paragould, Ark., son of the late James and Sarah Clark McDaniel, he operated McDaniel Plumbing until relocating to St. ...
Mary Amos (08/20/02)
VANDUSER -- Mary Amos, 72, died Aug. 19, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Frances Hill (08/20/02)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Frances Leigh Hill, 93, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Aug. 18, 2002, at the Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. Born May 13, 1909, at Capleville, Tenn., daughter of the late Eugene G. and Kittie Bernard Howard, she was a graduate of Charleston High School. ...
Bob Harris (08/20/02)
DEXTER - Leonard R. "Bob" Harris, 71, died Aug. 19, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 8, 1930, in Illmo, son of the late Clifton Pearl and Louise Alma Wilson Harris, he was a trainmaster for the Cotton Belt Railroad and U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, H.O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672 in Cape Girardeau and the Ainad Shrine Temple in Belleville, Ill...
Vincent Oxley (08/20/02)
BERNIE - Vincent Edward Oxley, 80, died Aug. 16, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1921, at Marshfield, son of the late Floyd and Mae Vincent Oxley, he attended the United Methodist Church in Bernie. He was a college professor at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg...
George Brown (08/20/02)
CHARLESTON - George G. Brown, 75, died at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 18, 2002, at his son's home in St. Louis. Born Sept. 7, 1926, in Wyatt, son of the late James Arthur and Birdie Fox Brown, he lived in St. Louis for many years, where he was employed by A.O. Smith Company until retiring in 1991. He returned to Charleston seven years ago, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Evelyeene DeRousse (08/20/02)
SCOTT CITY - Evelyeene DeRousse, 88, died Aug. 19, 2002, at Rivers Run Health Care in Cape Girardeau. Born June 20, 1914, in Anniston, daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Mary Alice Edgman Hockersmith, she was a lunchroom cook for Prairie DuRocher (Ill.) Elementary School before retiring. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City...
Gladys Wamble (08/20/02)
DETROIT, Mich. - Gladys O. Wamble, 90, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Aug. 16, 2002, at the Westland Convalescent Center in Westland. Born Aug. 17, 1911, in Dexter, daughter of the late Jesse and Alice Reed Ross, she moved to Detroit in 1937. On Dec. 1, 1929, in Dexter, she married Cecil J. Wamble who preceded her in death on June 1, 1999...
Eddie Miller (08/06/02)
ESSEX - Eddie Miller, 63, died Aug. 6, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lucille Miller (08/06/02)
SIKESTON - Anita Lucille Miller, 93, died at 11:10 a.m. Aug. 5, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 2, 1909, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Walter and Minnie Sides Noland, she worked for International Shoe at Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, for Dacus Furniture Company at Morehouse and was an Avon representative before retiring. She was a member of Conway United Methodist Church in Orlando, Fla...
Alex Lee McAfee and Anthony McAfee (08/06/02)
DEXTER - Alex Lee McAfee and Anthony McAfee, sons of Debbie Lynn Bonee and Lloyd McAfee II of Dexter, died shortly after birth Aug. 2, 2002, at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis. Other survivors include: their maternal grandparents, Mary Bonee and Ray Jones of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Lloyd McAfee of Clarence and Elizabeth Turnbough of St. Louis...
Mary Jane Childress (08/06/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Garden of Memories Cemetery for Mary Jane Childress, 84, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and formerly of Sikeston, who died Aug. 2, 2002, were: Lee Shell, Bob McCord III, Greg Colwick Joe Recker, Tom Nunnelee and Mark McMillion...
Jewell Taylor (08/06/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home for Jewell W. Taylor, 91, who died Aug. 4, 2002, will be: Louis Bradley, Bob Thomason, Steve McClanahan, Lytle "Pete" Bingham, Vernon "Bud" Jones and Don Moxley...
Ruth Adkisson (08/28/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ruth Ellen Estes Adkisson, 75, died at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 26, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 13, 1927, daughter of the late Alvin and Mable Owens Estes, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and retired as a secretary for the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston. ...
Willie Langston (08/28/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Willie Langston, 39, who died Aug. 24, 2002, were: Donald Adams, Phil Crow, Thomas Sadler, Bob Pitt, Charles Cooper and Alfredo Leija.
Thelma Richardson (08/28/02)
SIKSTON - Thelma Richardson, 81, died Aug. 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
William Franklin (08/28/02)
MORLEY - William L. Franklin, 96, died at 2:50 a.m. Aug. 28, 2002, at the Charelston Manor. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
George Brown (08/19/02)
CHARLESTON - George Brown, 75, died at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 18, 2002, at his son's home in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Evelyeene DeRousse (08/19/02)
SCOTT CITY - Evelyeene DeRousse, 88, died Aug. 19, 2002, at Rivers Run Health Care in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett in Scott City.
Freddy Riley (08/19/02)
LILBOURN - Frederick Paul "Freddy" Riley, 52, died Aug. 18, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Feb. 10, 1950, in Sikeston, son of Pauline Riley of Lilbourn and the late Paul Riley, he retired as a truck driver and was a member of the Catron Baptist Church. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era and later served in the U.S. Navy...
James McDaniel (08/19/02)
FREDERICKTOWN - James Leon McDaniel, 79, formerly of Charleston, died at 10:20 p.m. Aug. 18, 2002, at the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Elwood Kinder (08/19/02)
MOREHOUSE - Elwood Reece Kinder Jr., 60, died at 10:25 p.m. Aug. 17, 2002, in Morehouse. Born Dec. 3, 1941, in Scott City, son of the late Elwood R. and Pauline Edna Keesee Kinder Sr., he was a 1959 graduate of Sikeston High School and owned and operated Nancy's Sweet Shop for 28 years...
Maxine Pomirko (08/19/02)
CHARLESTON - Maxine S. Pomirko, 80, died at 6:45 a.m. Aug. 18, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 15, 1921, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Peter "Pete" and Ammer Shankle Scott. She lived in St. Louis most of her life, where she was a teacher in the Berkeley School District until retiring in 1983, when she moved to Gilbertsville, Ky. She returned to Charleston in 1997, where she was a member of the Church of Christ...
Frances Hill (08/19/02)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Frances Leigh Hill, 93, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Aug. 18, 2002, at the Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. Born May 13, 1909, at Capleville, Tenn., daughter of the late Eugene G. and Kittie Bernard Howard, she was a graduate of Charleston High School. ...
Bob Harris (08/19/02)
DEXTER - Leonard R. "Bob" Harris, 71, formerly of Scott City, died Aug. 19, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
J. Loyd Carter (08/19/02)
BERNIE - J. Loyd Carter, 95, died Aug. 16, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 17, 1907, at Ellsinore, son of the late Jessie and Irene Walker Carter, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie. On April 17, 1927, at Ellsinore, he married Edith Cates who survives of the home...
Lamona Backus (08/19/02)
DEXTER - Lamona Backus, 62, died Aug. 17, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 15, 1939, at London, Ark., daughter of the late Henry DeWitt Becker and Agnes Braswell Becker, she was a housekeeper and member of the Dexter Church of Christ. On Dec. 29, 1963, at Bell City, she married Jerry Lee Backus who preceded her in death on June 25, 1995...
William Wright (08/07/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - William Wright, 90, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Aug. 6, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Olive Keel (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - Olive Mae Keel, 83, died Aug. 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
J.C. Tidwell (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - Ralph "J.C." Tidwell, 88, died Aug. 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 12, 1914, in Sikeston, son of the late Frank and Maggie Whalen Tidwell, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. He was a mechanic for Mitchell-Sharp Chevrolet for 35 years before retiring...
Eddy Miller (08/07/02)
ESSEX - George Edward "Eddy" Miller, 63, died Aug. 6, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1939, in Essex, son of Freda Mason Miller of Dexter and the late Charles Edward Miller, he retired as a farmer and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Lorene Fields (08/08/02)
CHARLESTON - Lorene Cherry Fields, 92, died at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Liza Suggs (08/08/02)
SIKESTON - Liza Suggs, 93, died Aug. 5, 2002, at Sikeston Health Care. Born July 5, 1909, in Yalo Busha County near Oakland, Miss., daughter of the late Wilson and Winnie Williams Suggs, she had lived in Missouri for more than 30 years. She was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church and its Mothers' Board...
William Wright (08/08/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - William Perry Wright Jr., 90, died Aug. 6, 2002, in Cape Girardeau. Born July 28, 1912, in Charleston, son of the late William Perry and Blanche Hadassah Mitchell Wright, he graduated in 1930 from Charleston High School and attended St. Louis University, the University of Missouri and Tulane University...
J.C. Tidwell (08/08/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for J.C. Tidwell, 88, who died Aug. 6, 2002, were: Bradley Tidwell, Phillip Tidwell, Wilson Tidwell, Scott Keisling, Bill Humphries and Bill Sharp. Honorary pallbearers were: Wesley Stutts, Junior Reeder, Bob Duckworth, Castor Alsup and Clarence Hilterbrand...
Olive Keel (08/08/02)
SIKESTON - Olive Mae Keel, 83, died at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 4, 1919, in Ellingham, Wash., daughter of the late Honik and Ruth Mabel Falk Oiness, she owned and managed several hotels in California before retiring in 1977 and was of the Baptist belief...
Martha Forrest (08/08/02)
ELLINGTON - Martha Terrell Forrest, 84, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 8 p.m. Aug. 7, 2002, in Ellington. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Genevieve Haney (08/01/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Genevieve Haney, 69, died at 7:15 a.m. July 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Lester DePriest (08/01/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lester L. DePriest, 73, died July 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born June 16, 1929, in Inkster, Mich., son of the late James and Claudia Turner DePriest, he was a distributor with Tom's Snack Foods for more than 35 years before retiring and was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church...
Allen Dickinson (08/01/02)
ZALMA - Allen Dickinson, 72, died July 30, 2002, near Zalma. Born Dec. 30, 1929, at McGee, son of the late Leslie Benjamin and Alma VanMatre Dickinson, he was a member of Shady Dell General Baptist Church at McGee and Zalma Masonic Lodge 545. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was head sawyer at the Lemming Lumber Company in Cape Girardeau for more than 40 years before retiring...
Betty Brewer (08/01/02)
SIKESTON -- Betty Brewer, 37, died July 31, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 3, 1965, in Lilbourn, daughter of Lattie Milligan Brewer of Sikeston and the late Clyde E. Brewer, she was of the Baptist belief. Survivors in addition to her mother include: one daughter, Misty Brewer of the home; two brothers, Chester Brewer and Lloyd Brewer of Sikeston; and five sisters, Linda McLean, Brenda Brewer, Patty Bohnert and Dianne Chadd of Sikeston and Myrtle Landnier of Gautier, Miss...
Dorothy Phillips (08/01/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Dorothy E. Phillips, 88, who died July 27, 2002, were: Marion B. Phillips, Phillip Robinett, Roger Robinett, Allen Mortor, Joshua Phillips and Rick Acton.
Jimmy Miller (08/01/02)
FERRIDAY, La. - Jimmy Miller, 93, died at 9 a.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at the Riverland Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.
Red Wells (08/01/02)
MORLEY - Owen D. "Red" Wells, 76, died Aug. 1, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Elvis Coleman (08/01/02)
LITTLE ELM, Texas - Elvis Dean Coleman, 51, died June 7, 2002, in Little Elm. Born Feb. 4, 1951, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of the late Elvis and Nina Grubbs Coleman, he had been a satellite technician for the Lockhead Martin, Aerospace Division and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was of the Baptist belief...
Alfred White (08/05/02)
LANSING, Mich. - Alfred Lee White, 43, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 29, 2002, at the Bixby Hospital in Adrian. Born Dec. 2, 1959, in Sikeston son of Pearlie Mae White of Sikeston and the late Johnny White Sr., he graduated in 1978 from Sikeston High School and served with the U.S. Navy. He was a former member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Jewell Taylor (08/05/02)
CHARLESTON -- Jewell W. Taylor, 91, died at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 4, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 29, 1910, in Charleston, son of the late Narrell Roach and Dora J. Williams Taylor, he worked as the electrical maintenance supervisor at Brown Shoe Company for many years until his retirement. ...
Elaine Scowden (08/05/02)
SIKESTON - Elaine Elizabeth Scowden, 58, died at 1:45 a.m. Aug. 3, 2002, at her home. Born March 1, 1944, in Caruthersville, daughter of Elenora Hester Sawyer of Dexter and the late Sellar Sawyer, she was a lifelong resident of Sikeston. Survivors in addition to her mother include: four sons, Billy Ray Clark and David A. ...
Mary Jane Childress (08/05/02)
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Mary Jane Childress, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 3 p.m. Aug. 2, 2002, at the Manor Care Nursing and Rehab Center in Milford. Born Feb. 22, 1918, in Mendota, Ill., daughter of the late John Wilard and Yetta Kooken Stokeley, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Fla., and had been a member and organist at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston during the 1960s and 1970s. ...
Bob Hartline (08/05/02)
PUXICO -- Robert L. "Bob" Hartline, 75, formerly of Dexter and Pontiac, Mich., died Aug. 2, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 12, 1927, at Bernie, son of the late Fred A. and Irene Francis Hartline, he was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and had retired as a truck driver for Railway Express in Pontiac. He was also affiliated with the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Thomas Stalcup (08/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Thomas H. Stalcup, 79, died Aug. 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 11, 1923, in Jonesboro, Ark., son of the late Henry J. and Eliza Ellen Griffin Stalcup, he was a truck driver before retiring. On Nov. 15, 1955, he married Laverne Ballentine who preceded him in death on July 30, 1986...
William Trousdale (08/05/02)
SIKESTON -- William Earl Trousdale, 80, died at 9:05 p.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Nov. 3, 1921, in Charleston, son of the late William Earl and Mina Beatrice Holley Trousdale, he was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Charleston. Having served in the U.S. Army transportation division, he had been a truck driver for the General Cable Truck Lines in St. Louis...
Gene Williams (08/05/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lawrence "Gene" Williams, 69, who died Aug. 1, 2002, were: John Smith, John Williams, Jerry Moore, Gary VanMatre, Jacob Williams and Sam Finder.
Irene Waugh (08/05/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Irene Elizabeth Jenkins Waugh, 75, died at 10 a.m. Aug. 4, 2002, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 12, 1926, in Barlow, Ky., daughter of the late Aubrey and Vera Rogers Boyd, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life...
Diana Drinkwater (08/21/02)
ABERDEEN, N.C. - Diana McCutchen Drinkwater, 60, died July 31, 2002, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Born Jan. 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of the late A.C. and Miriam McCutchen Drinkwater Jr., she graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her law degree, graduating summa cum laude from Georgia State University. ...
Carl Roach (08/21/02)
SIKESTON - Carl Roach, 49, died Aug. 21, 2001, at his home in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Mary Amos (08/21/02)
ALLENVILLE - Mary Alice Amos, 72, died at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 22, 1929, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Andrew and Essie Vance Spinks, she retired as postmaster for the Dutchtown Post Office and was a member of the Allenville Missionary Baptist Church...
Betty Brewer (08/02/02)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Betty Brewer, 37, who died July 31, 2002, were: Johnny Martin, Ronnie Wallace, Chad Wallace, Roger Wilcox, John Chadd, Darren Lynn, Terry Wheatly, Todd Ledbetter, Travis McLean...
Cotton Griffin (08/02/02)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for James W. "Cotton" Griffin, 72, who died July 29, 2002, were: Jim Laminack, Adam Sladek, David Griffin, Josh Duncan, Eddie Stinnett and Bob Barber.
Myrtle McClain (08/02/02)
ORAN - Myrtle May McClain, 72, died at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at her home. Born Feb. 24, 1930, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Carl and Annie Brown Hubbard, she retired as a lacer for Florsheim Shoe Company in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Lively Hope Church in Oran...
Elena Peer (08/02/02)
CHAFFEE - Elena M. Peer, 98, died Aug. 1, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Red Wells (08/02/02)
MORLEY - Owen Dudley "Red" Wells Jr., 76, died at 2:56 a.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Benton, son of the late Owen Dudley and Lavinia Jane Eaves Wells, he was a self-employed farmer and worked for Superior Electric in Cape Girardeau. He was a seaman first class V6 with the U.S. Navy in World War II...
Genevieve Haney (08/02/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Genevieve Haney, 69, died at 7:15 a.m. July 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 18, 1933, in Clay County, Ark., daughter of the late George and Ethel Mae Thurman Woods, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of Wolf Island Baptist Church...
Teresa Brucker (08/02/02)
GRANDVIEW - Teresa Mary Brucker, 76, died July 30, 2002. Born Jan. 20, 1926, in Oran, she had lived in the Kansas City area since 1949, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include: three sons, Mike Brucker of Grandview, Bill Brucker of Overland Park, Kan., and John Brucker of Belton; two sisters, Bertha Rommel of Cape Girardeau and Geneva Phillips of Grandview; and eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Gene Williams (08/02/02)
DEXTER - Lawrence E. "Gene" Williams, 69, died Aug. 1, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Jan. 13, 1933, in Advance, son of the late Lawrence Dave and Eula Smith Williams, he lived in Advance and St. Louis for many years before moving to Dexter in 1982. A U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Masonic Lodge in Dexter, he was a supervisor for Combustion Engineering in St. Louis before retiring...
Jimmy Miller (08/02/02)
WATERPROOF, La. - Jimmy Miller, 93, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 9 a.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at the Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday. Born Aug. 21, 1908, in Warren, Ark., son of the late Jim and Laura Johnson Miller, he was engaged in farming in Mississippi County. He was a landowner and farmer in Ferriday, where he was a member of the First Church of God...
James Talley (08/04/02)
ADVANCE - James Dale Talley, 48, died Aug. 2, 2002, at his home. Born July 30, 1954, at Advance, son of Merlene Rea Hill of Advance, he was a painter and veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors in addition to his mother include: three sons, Jeremy Talley of Farmington, Jody Talley of Brownwood and Travis Talley of Advance; one daughter, April Robinson of California; five brothers, Sammy Talley of Cape Girardeau, Kenny Talley and Michael Sparkman of Brownwood, Tooter Talley of Dexter and Terry Sparkman of Sikeston; one sister, Cindy Umfleet of Brownwood; and one grandchild.. ...
Joey Phillips (08/04/02)
ADVANCE - Kenneth "Joey" Phillips, 26, formerly of Oran, died Aug. 2, 2002, at Wappapello Lake, of an apparent drowning accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Elena Peer (08/04/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Elena M. Peer, 98, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died at 10:10 p.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at Baptist Memphis Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 7, 1903, in Morehouse, Mo., daughter of the late Adolphus and Ollie Bratton Moseley, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee and former member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 48 in Chaffee...
Donna Lumley (08/04/02)
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Donna Faye Lumley, 37, died July 29, 2002, at the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville Beach. Born Sept. 18, 1964, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Don Lee Lumley of St. Louis and Alice DeProw Lumley Darmofal of Tallapoosa, Mo., she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tallapoosa...
Ralph Lape (08/04/02)
JACKSON - Ralph Lee Lape Jr., 54, died Aug. 1, 2002, near Portageville. Born April 13, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Ralph and Edna Marie Graser Lape Sr., he retired as a railroad conductor with the Burlington Northern Railway Company in Chaffee. ...
Elaine Scowden (08/04/02)
SIKESTON - Elaine Scowden, 58, died Aug. 3, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Alfred White (08/04/02)
LANSING, Mich. - Alfred Lee White, 43, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 29, 2002, at the Bixby Hospital in Adrian. Born Dec. 2, 1959, in Sikeston son of Pearlie Mae White of Sikeston and the late Johnny White Sr., he graduated in 1978 from Sikeston High School and served with the U.S. Navy. He was a former member of Smith Chapel Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Jeffrey Kallbreier (08/25/02)
SIKESTON - Jeffrey Allen Kallbreier, 16, died Aug. 23, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Benton. Born Feb. 8, 1986, at Cape Girardeau, son of Robert Kallbreier of Sikeston and Judi Frazier Blackwell of West Plains, he was a student at Sikeston High School and had been employed at Sonic...
Ralph Stockton (08/25/02)
DEXTER - Ralph Stockton, 90, died Aug. 23, 2002, at the home of his daughter. Born June 23, 1912, at Sesser, Ill., son of the late Hayes and Rachel Bates Stockton, he had lived in Sesser and Benton, Ill., most of his life before moving to Dexter four years ago. A retired coal miner and an employee of Mars Candy Company in the 1940s, he was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter and the United Mine Workers of America...
Dayton Whitehead (08/25/02)
BERNIE - Dayton Whitehead, 82, died Aug. 22, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born July 17, 1920, at Bernie, son of the late William and Suda Crump Whitehead, he was a carpenter and of the Baptist belief...
Arthur Rowden (08/25/02)
CHARLESTON - Arthur L.C. Rowden, 82, of rural Charleston, died at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 20002, at the Bertrand Retirement Center. Born July 17, 1920, at Pinhook, son of the late Willie and Ella Adkins Rowden, he was a retired employee of First Security State Bank in Charleston and a member of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and usher...
Elmer Medcalf Jr. (08/25/02)
DEXTER - Elmer Medcalf Jr., 84, died Aug. 23, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Ruby Tubbs (08/23/02)
RAYMORE - Ruby Mae Tubbs, 89, formerly of East Prairie, died Aug. 22, 2002, at her granddaughter's home. Born May 5, 1913, in Moundville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Newborn and Sarah Griffin. Her husband, Claude Tubbs, survives. Other survivors include: one daughter, Shirley Anne Lawrence of Atwater, Calif.; three sisters, Jean Cole of East Prairie, Joan Mueller of Kansas City and Marytrude Davis of Osceola, Ark.; three grandchildren, Terri Clark of Raymore, Timothy Kuykendall of Belton and Michael Kuykendall of Independence; and two great-grandsons.. ...
Coena Amschler (08/23/02)
ORAN - Coena Ann Amschler, 83, died at 1:20 p.m. Aug. 22, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 4, 1919, in Oran, daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Essner Klipfel, she was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality...
Andrew Hill (08/23/02)
SIKESTON - Andrew Woodrow "Andy" Hill, 86, died at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 2002, at the Christian Health Care Center in Springfield. Born May 20, 1916, at Charleston, son of the late Andrew Benjamin and Julia Links Hill, he served with the Fifth Army, 85th Division, 337 Infantry, Company E in the European Theater in Italy during World War II. He retired from the Grant Oil Company to his family farm at Benton...
Dayton Whitehead (08/23/02)
BERNIE - Dayton Whitehead, 82, died Aug. 22, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.
Gladys Wamble (08/23/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Gladys Wamble, 90, who died Aug. 17, 2002, were: J. Franklin Wamble, Jerry Turowski, Alfred Light, Clifford Wamble, Don Wamble and Harry Glen Teibrak...
Doug Parker (08/23/02)
COLUMBIA -- Doug Parker, 30, formerly of Whitewater, died at 5:55 p.m. Aug. 21, 2002. Born Feb. 26, 1972, at Cape Girardeau, son of Ronald and Joyce Poston Parker of Whitewater, he was a carpet and trailer salesman at Busenbark Carpet and Trailers in Columbia. A 1990 graduate of Jackson High School, he was a member of the Bethlehem General Baptist Church in Crump and the Boone County Volunteer Fire Department...
Leslie Gardner (08/23/02)
SIKESTON - Leslie Frances Gardner, 36, died at 6:37 p.m. Aug. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 23, 1965, at Corpus Christi, Texas, daughter of Thurman R. and Mary Frances Owen Willis Sr. of Sikeston, she had lived most of her life in Sikeston where she was a member of the First Christian Church and Smith Avenue Church of God. ...
Ruth McClard (08/25/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Ruth V. McClard, 67, died Aug. 24, 2002. Born Sept. 3, 1934, at Elsberry, she had lived in Troy for several years before moving to Bloomfield in 1994. She was a member of the Bloomfield Lions Club of which she was active as long as her heath allowed...
Ruth Adkisson (08/27/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ruth Ellen Adkisson, 75, died at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 26, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Sarah Kinder (08/27/02)
SIKESTON - Sarah Renea Kinder, 5, died Aug. 22, 2002, at St. Louis Children's Hospital, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 4, 1996, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Keith and Sherry Kinder of Sikeston. Other survivors include: one brother, Tyler Kinder of Sikeston; two sisters, Bridget Kinder and April Kinder of Sikeston; maternal grandparents Lucy Gillum of Fisk and Charles Gillum of Wappapello; and her paternal grandparents, Arthur and Mary Kinder of Dexter and Nancy Kinder of Sikeston.. ...
Laura Wescoat (08/27/02)
CREVE COEUR - Laura Pauline Beeson Wescoat, 77, died Aug. 25, 2002. Born April 4, 1925, in Morralton, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Annie Beeson. Her husband, Charles Wescoat, preceded her in death. Survivors include: seven daughters and sons-in-law, Janita and Jim Featherston, Laura Levy, Bettye Roe, Jimmie Sue and Doug Bristow, Shirley Biebel, Nancy and Steve Junk and Mary Ellen and Bill Million; one son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Becky Wescoat; and 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren.. ...
Madelene Crossen (08/27/02)
DEXTER - Madelene E. Crossen, 80, formerly of Bernie, died Aug. 26, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 2, 1921, in Bernie, she was the daughter of the late Hosea Victor and Ora Lee McCarthey Smothers. Survivors include: two sons, Leonard Jackson and Paul Crossen, addresses unavailable; three daughters, Christine Robinson and Peggy Prince of Dexter and Imogene Joseph of Lakeland, Calif.; two sisters, Ruby Witherford of Kingman, Ariz., and Lorene Douglas of St. ...
Gladys Langston (08/27/02)
DEXTER - Gladys Lincoln Langston, 91, died Aug. 26, 2002, at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Born Sept. 17, 1910, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Elisha B. and Edna Moore Lincoln, she was a clerical worker for Office of Personal Management in St. Louis. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and 50-year member of Chapter 311 Order of the Eastern Star...
Vernon Noble (08/27/02)
SIKESTON - Vernon R. Noble, 92, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 26, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 9, 1909, in Kentucky, son of the late John Mottley and Minnie Avery Noble, he was a farm laborer and had served with the Chaffee Police Department...
Perry Partee (08/29/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Perry Partee, 73, died Aug. 27, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 17, 1929, at Dorena to the late Atlean Young and Elgie Partee. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were 10 brothers and six sisters...
William Franklin (08/29/02)
MORLEY - William Lacy Franklin, 96, died at 2:50 a.m. Aug. 28, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born July 13, 1906, in Marion, Ky., son of the late Joel Henry and Alice Love Franklin, he was a member of the first graduating class of Diehlstadt High School in 1924. After retiring in 1969 from the West Plains Electrical Corporation in Perryton, Texas, he moved to Morley in 1970. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Morehouse and attended The Church at Morley...
Frank Washington (08/29/02)
MARSTON - Frank George Washington, 61, died Aug. 23, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 12, 1940, at Marston to the late George and Maynetta Robinson Washington, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam conflict and attended the Church of God in Christ in Malden. He was retired from the New Madrid County Highway Department after working there 20 years...
Faye Richardson (08/29/02)
SIKESTON - Thelma Faye Richardson, 81, died Aug. 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 27, 1921, in Blodgett, daughter of the late John Henry and Stella Ethel Salyer Thompson, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church. She was an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 35 years before retiring...
Mary Wise (08/29/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mary Gladys Wise, 89, died at 1:35 p.m. Aug. 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Aug. 6, 1913, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Robert H. and Vergie Kays Wise, she was of the Baptist belief. A graduate of Southeast Missouri State College, she served as elementary school principal in the Illmo-Scott City School District from 1937-43. ...
Charles White (08/29/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Charles Richard White, 40, died Aug. 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Amy Surlet (08/29/02)
WHITEWATER - Amy Nell Surlet, 80, died Aug. 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Susie Burton (08/26/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Susie Elizabeth Baker Burton, 92, died Aug. 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 12, 1910, in Beech Grove, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Amelia Baker. On Oct. 25, 1924, she married Ben F. Burton who preceded her in death on April 8, 1973...
Bet Vanpool (08/26/02)
BERTRAND - Vester "Bet" Vanpool, 78, died at 4:15 p.m. Aug. 24, 2002, at his home. Born May 11, 1924, in Bertrand, son of the late Hal and Grace Adline Brashear Vanpool, he was a lifelong resident of Bernie and worked in construction until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Gary Senciboy Sr. (08/26/02)
PERKINS - Gary L. Senciboy Sr., 52, died at 8:55 p.m. Aug. 24, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1949, in Oran, son of Harold and Lucille Wyatt Senciboy of Perkins, he had been a carpenter with Wubker Construction Company in Oran. He was a member of Eagles Aerie 4154 of Advance and the Messler General Baptist Church at Messler...
Ethel Cecil (08/26/02)
LILBOURN - Ethel Mae Palmer Cecil, 83, died Aug. 24, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 15, 1919, in Des Arc, daughter of the late Walter Lee and Zella Myrtle Hamilton Palmer, she was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter. On Nov. 2, 1936, at Lilbourn, she married Bennie Edward Cecil who preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1996...
Willie Langston (08/26/02)
DEXTER - Willie Langston, 39, died Aug. 24, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 5, 1962, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Charles D. and Lula Pauline Ivester Langston, he lived most of his life in Dexter where he was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center. He retired from the Missouri National Guard after 20 years of service and was a forklift operator for Tyson Foods in Dexter...
Gladys Langston (08/26/02)
DEXTER - Gladys Langston died Aug. 26, 2002, at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sarah Jones (08/26/02)
SIKESTON - Sarah Jones, 5-year-old daughter of Keith and Sherry Kinder of Sikeston, died Aug. 22, 2002, in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Gene Medcalf (08/26/02)
DEXTER - Elmer "Gene" Medcalf Jr., 84, died Aug. 23, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 23, 1918, at Bloomfield, son of the late Elmer and Lura Mae Bishoff Medcalf Sr., he was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. He owned and operated the Singer Sewing Machine store in Dexter for many years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Jeffrey Kallbreier (08/26/02)
SIKESTON - Jeffrey Allen Kallbreier, 16, died Aug. 23, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Feb. 8, 1986, in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert Kallbreier of Sikeston and Judi Frazier Blackwell of West Plains, he was a student at Sikeston High School and had been employed by Sonic Drive-In...
Kristen Harris (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - Kristen LaShay Harris, 6, died Aug. 27, 2002, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born Nov. 22, 1995, in St. Louis, daughter of Christopher A. Howard of St. Louis and Leslie "Peaches" Harris of Sikeston, she was a student at Lee Hunter Elementary School...
Albert Jackson (08/30/02)
CAMDEN, Ala. - Albert Jackson, 63, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Aug. 17, 2002, in Camden. Born Jan. 11, 1939, in East Prairie, son of the late Robert Haywood Jackson and Virginia Jackson Martin, he grew up in Dorena, Mo. In 1968, he married Abbie Jackson who survives of the home...
Faye Richardson (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Thelma Faye Richardson, 81, who died Aug. 28, 2002, will be: Gary Mize Jr., Keith Almond, Chris Elliott, Blake Collins, Mike Collins and Gaylon Krueger.
William Pruitt Sr. (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - William Charles Pruitt Sr., 78, died at 5:10 p.m. Aug. 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 1, 1924, in St. Louis, son of the late Francis Edmond and Dora Diestelkamp Pruitt, he was a member of the Vanduser Church of Christ. ...
Rick White (08/30/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Charles Richard "Rick" White, 40, died Aug. 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 3, 1962, in Mishawaka, Ind., he was the son of Dorothy E. Wyatt of Cape Girardeau and Charles Houston White, who died June 18, 1990...
Amy Surlet (08/30/02)
CHAFFEE - Amy Nell Surlet, 80, died at 7:50 p.m. Aug. 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 6, 1922, in Whitewater, daughter of the late Louis and Mary Jane Hedge Rhodes, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitewater...
Lee Robinson (08/30/02)
CHARLESTON - Lee Andrew Robinson, 57, died Aug. 28, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Sept. 13, 1944, in Charleston, son of the late Cassie and Elzora Bynum Robinson, he attended Lincoln High School in Charleston and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Willie G. and Ida Robinson of Highland, Calif.; and his sister-in-law and guardian, Erma Jean Robinson of Charleston...
Bettie Baker (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - Bettie Mae Redd Baker, 76, died Aug. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 24, 1925, in Canalou, daughter of the late Frank and Lady Gale Johnson Moody, she was founder and operator of Redd's Family Daycare. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church since 1954, where she served as church secretary from 1978-1984, was vice president of the choir and also served as a missionary and on the board of trustees...
Madelene Crossen (08/30/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Madelene Crossen, 80, who died Aug. 26, 2002, were: Allen Fry, Jimmie Fry Jr., David Robinson Jr., Kevin Robinson, Jeremy Fowler and Chris Williamson.
Lozelle Cothran (08/30/02)
CHARLESTON - Lozelle Cothran, 87, died Aug. 27, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Feb. 4, 1915, in Cherry, Tenn., son of the late Will and Jennie Sexton Cothram, he lived in Missouri since 1962 and was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the deacon board...
Ida Johnson (08/30/02)
BERNIE - Ida Ozella Johnson, 76, died Aug. 29, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 25, 1925, at Black Oak, Ark., daughter of the late Lonnie T. and Janie Vanhosser Hampton, she was a member of Northside General Baptist Church in Bernie. She worked for Brown Shoe Company at Bernie for 31 years before retiring...
James Haynes (08/30/02)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - James Robert Haynes, 63, died Aug. 27, 2002, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Born Jan. 29, 1939, in Charleston, son of Virginia Killingham of St. Louis, Mo., and the late Charles Wilkes Haynes, he was raised in St. Louis where he attended Hanley Technical School. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was employed by Bridgestone Firestone and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Bloomington...
Malinta Butler (08/15/02)
ST. LOUIS - Malinta Lee Butler, 41, died Aug. 12, 2002, in St. Louis. Born Oct. 9, 1960, in St. Louis, daughter of Sam and Rose Phillips Butler of Festus, she was a member of the New Testament Christian Church. Survivors in addition to her parents include: one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and George Kirk of Caseyville, Ill.; one brother, Samuel Phillip Butler of Festus; and two nieces, Sarah Butler and Melissa Sue Kirk...
Dorothy Jackson (08/15/02)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Marie Jackson, 86, died at 3:36 a.m. Aug. 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 28, 1915, in Wyatt, daughter of the late Albert and Bertha Mason Fields, she lived in Mississippi and Scott Counties most of her life. She retired from Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand...
James Williams (08/16/02)
DEXTER - James Leo Williams, 71, died Aug. 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Martha Cox (08/16/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Martha Cox, 52, who died Aug. 11, 2002, were: Bob Cordray, Mark Cordray, Don Kage, Michael Cox, Darrell Goins and Terry Armes.
Bobby Beeson (08/16/02)
GUN BARRELL CITY, Texas -- Bobby Carl Beeson, 65, died Aug. 2, 2002, at his home. Born July 9, 1937, in Kewanee, Mo., son of Clera Beeson of Sikeston, Mo., and the late W.T. Beeson, he was salesman and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors in addition to his mother include: four sons, David Beeson of Shreveport, La., Greg Beeson of Kemp, Scott Beeson of Grand Prairie and Jerry Beeson of Gladewater; one daughter, Carla Beeson of the state of California; two brothers, Tommy Beeson and Thurman Beeson of Sikeston; two sisters, Jacqueline Hubbert of Benton, Mo., and Karen Sue McBride of Elkin, N.C.; and 18 grandchildren.. ...
Dorothy Jackson (08/14/02)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy M. Jackson, 86, died at 3:36 a.m. Aug. 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Herman Harbison (08/16/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Herman Lee Harbison, 62, died at 10 p.m. Aug. 14, 2002, at the Ratliff Care Center. Born March 21, 1940, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late James and Iva Mae Mouser Harbison. Survivors include: two sons, Jeff Harbison of Mount Vernon, Ill., and Michael Harbison of Indiana; two daughters, Dana Harbison and Lisa Harbison, addresses unavailable; five brothers, James Harbison Jr. ...
Joseph Carter (08/18/02)
BERNIE -- Joseph L. Carter, 95, died Aug. 16, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Vincent Oxley (08/18/02)
BERNIE -- Vincent Oxley, 80, died Aug. 16, 2002, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Pat Sherwood (08/18/02)
GIDEON -- William Weston "Pat" Sherwood, 94, formerly of Clarkton, died Aug. 15, 2002, at the Gideon Care Center. Born May 27, 1908, at New Madrid, son of the late Thomas Weston and Kathryn Ellis Sherwood, he worked as a cotton ginner and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarkton...
Melvin Eftink (08/13/02)
ORAN - Melvin Joseph Eftink, 59, died at 10:50 a.m. Aug. 12, 2002, at his home. Born May 23, 1943, in Oran, son of the late Leo and Josephine Jansen Eftink, he was a machine operator for Superior Essex in Sikeston and member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Sodality in Oran...
Sue Durham (08/13/02)
DEXTER -- Beverly Ann "Sue" Durham, 55, died Aug. 12, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 15, 1946, at Bernie, daughter of the late John Randolph and Nora Ogelvie Durham, she was employed by Arvin Automotive in Dexter...
Martha Cox (08/13/02)
ST. CHARLES, Ill. - Martha Cox, 52, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Aug. 11, 2002, at the Delnore Community Hospital in Geneva. Born Dec. 5, 1949, in Dexter, daughter of the late William E. and Margarette Ezell Cox, she attended Dexter High School and moved to St. Charles 36 years ago. She was a truck driver for the Richardson Electronic Company...
Martha Robert (08/14/02)
KELSO - Martha C. Robert, 98, died Aug. 13, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Sullivan Clark (08/14/02)
ESSEX - Sullivan Clark Jr., 70, of rural Essex, died Aug. 12, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born Nov. 14, 1931, in Hayti, son of the late Sullivan and Delia Loggins Clark, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri. He was a self-employed farmer and retired as a bus driver for Richland High School. ...
Ida Kinney (08/18/02)
DEXTER - Ida Novella Kinney, 86, died Aug. 16, 2002, at Cypress Point Health Care Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 29, 1916, in Dexter, daughter of the late William Green and Martha Kruse Kinney, she was a member and Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church in Dexter. ...
Claude Collier (08/18/02)
JACKSON - Claude Carroll Collier, 69, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 11:33 a.m. Aug. 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1923, in Mount Vernon, Ill., son of the late Esco and Corona Glaus Collier, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life before moving to Jackson in 1980. ...
Willie Lemons (08/18/02)
GIPSY - William H. "Willie" Lemons, 90, died Aug. 16, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 11, 1911, at Gipsy, son of the late Harvey and Carrie Skinner Lemons, he was a custodian and bus driver for Zalma Schools for more than 20 years and attended the Berrong General Baptist Church in Gipsy...
James Williams (08/18/02)
DEXTER -- James Leo Williams, 71, died Aug. 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 18, 1931, at Dexter, son of the late William Harrison and Lucy Livingston Williams, he retired as a boil maker for Monarch Steele in the bay area of California and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Chester Branum (08/11/02)
DEXTER - Chester Branum, 78, died Aug. 9, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born May 26, 1924, at Hornersville, son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Alice Hastings Branum, he was a member of Sugar Tree General Baptist Church near Dexter. He had been employed as a custodian at Dexter Senior High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
John McClain (08/11/02)
CHAFFEE - John Louis McClain, 75, died Aug. 9, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1926, in Hartzell, son of the late William Monroe and Floy Mae Devore McClain, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the United Pentecostal Church in Advance. Before retiring, he was a machine operator for 20 years with the Sports Specialty Shoe Company in Chaffee and was a construction worker for Wilhelmi Brothers Construction in Joliet, Ill...
Martha Forrest (08/09/02)
ELLINGTON - Martha Elizabeth Forrest, 84, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 8 p.m. Aug. 7, 2002, at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1917, in Charleston, daughter of the late William Douglas and Ella Gertrude Medlin Terrell, she was a seamstress for the Famous-Barr Company. She lived in Ellington since 1976 and was of the Baptist belief...
Clemens Hester (08/18/02)
CHAFFEE - Clemens Fritz Hester, 84, died at 12:11 a.m. Aug. 16, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1918, in Delta, son of the late Rossell and Sarah Ellen Barker Hester, he retired as a night watchman for the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Chaffee. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he was a member of VFW Post 3127 and American Legion Post 389 in Chaffee...
Mildred Pierce (08/14/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mildred H. Pierce, 73, who died Aug. 10, 2002, were: Bernard Banken, John Banken, John Pruitt, Carl Rice, Boyce Wooley and Rusty Brown.
August Blumenberg (08/16/02)
FAIRDEALING -- August A. "Gus" Blumenberg, 73, of Fairdealing died Aug. 14, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born May 17, 1929, in Anniston, son of the late Louis Blumenberg and Ella Eggiman, he was a resident of Butler County for most of his life and was a member of the Oglesville General Baptist Church. ...
Claude Collier (08/16/02)
JACKSON - Claude Carroll Collier, 69, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 11:33 a.m. Aug. 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1923, in Mount Vernon, Ill., son of the late Esco and Corona Glaus Collier, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life before moving to Jackson in 1980. ...
Ida Kinney (08/16/02)
DEXTER - Ida Kinney, 86, died Aug. 16, 2002, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Williams (08/16/02)
DEXTER - James Leo Williams, 71, died Aug. 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Martha Robert (08/15/02)
KELSO - Martha C. Robert, 98, died at 6:10 p.m. Aug. 13, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 22, 1903, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Louis and Martha Kilhafner Westrich, she was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Ann's Sodality and the quilting club of the church...
Clinton Taylor (08/09/02)
ORAN - Clinton Andrew Taylor, 51, died Aug. 7, 2002, near Imperial of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Nov. 19, 1950, in Stoddard County, son of the late C.B. and Hazel Lee Hensley Taylor Sr., he was a foreman for Wheeler Steel Works in Morley and a member of the Morley Baptist Church...
Dick Reid (08/09/02)
SCOTT CITY - Dick Arnold Reid, 82, died at 4:45 a.m. Aug. 8, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 11, 1920, in Hastings, Fla., son of the late Arnold and Mina Schuman Reid, he was a self-employed farmer and served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hastings, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose and served with the Florida Auxiliary Highway Patrol for 36 years...
Lorene Fields (08/09/02)
CHARLESTON - Roy Lorene Fields, 92, died at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born May 15, 1910, at Sulphur Creek, Tenn., daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary Ellen Pierpoint Cherry, she was of the Baptist belief and a lifelong resident of Mississippi County...