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Obituaries from November 2002

Sarah Williams (11/21/02)
DEXTER - Sarah Denise Williams, 24, died Nov. 21, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bob Urban (11/21/02)
PARKER, Colo. - Robert Dale "Bob" Urban, 53, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8:40 a.m. Nov. 17, 2002, at the Aurora Care Center in Aurora, Colo., following an extended illness. Born Nov. 1, 1949, in Sikeston, son of the late Dr. E.D. and Jane Grugett Urban, he was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. ...
Norman Campbell (11/21/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Norman Lee Campbell, 46, died unexpectedly Nov. 15, 2002, in Poplar Bluff. Born June 7, 1956, in Dexter, son of Robert Lee Campbell of Wappapello and Eunice Marie Campbell of Sikeston, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Poplar Bluff Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Carl Evans (11/21/02)
DUDLEY - Carl Evans, 80, of rural Dudley, died Nov. 20, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 16, 1922, at Carrier Mills, Ill., son of the late Elmer and Mary Wiley Evans, he had been an assembly line worker for General Motors in St. Louis and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Minnie Warren (11/21/02)
CHARLESTON - Minnie A. Slaten Warren, 87, died at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 25, 1915, in Hot Springs, Ark., daughter of the late Edgar Roy and Myrtle Kemp Slaten, she lived in Charleston most of her life. ...
Harold Stockdale (11/21/02)
NEW MADRID - Harold Stockdale, 85, died Nov. 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 19, 1917, in Ewing, Ky., son of the late Harlan and Addie Stockdale, he retired as an electrical engineer and was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Madrid...
Simon Thomas (11/21/02)
LILBOURN - Simon Sweeney Thomas, 73, died Nov. 18, 2002. Born June 9, 1929, son of the late Percy Henry and Autrobell Geans Thomas, he was a 1947 graduate of O'Bannon High School. He graduated in 1956, with a bachelor of arts degree, from the Agricultural Mechanical and Normal College. ...
Robert Harris (11/21/02)
SIKESTON - Robert G. Harris, 59, died Nov. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements ware incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Dorothy Turner (11/21/02)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy May Turner, 78, died at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 20, 2002, at her home. Born March 16, 1924, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Ethel and Hazel Woods Potter, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she worked for the Brown Shoe Company until retiring in 1988...
Ben Plucknett (11/21/02)
ESSEX -- Walter Harrison "Ben" Plucknett, 48, died Nov. 17, 2002, at his home. Born April 13, 1954, in Beatrice, Neb., son of Mary Jane Fry Plucknett of Boise, Idaho, and the late Glenn Walter Plucknett, he attended Beatrice High School, where coach Willis Jones encouraged his interest in throwing the discus. Plucknett was the state discus record-holder in Nebraska...
Mary Beacham (11/21/02)
BERNIE - Mary Magdalene Beacham, 83, died Nov. 20, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 9, 1919, in Darden, Tenn., daughter of the late Patrick Henry and Nomie Haggard Wise, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie. On Aug. 19, 1936, at Senath, she married Lawson Snider Beacham who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1993...
Judy Trousdale (11/21/02)
FLORISSANT - Julia E. "Judy" Trousdale, 79, died at 10:10 a.m. Nov. 19, 2002, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born Dec. 15, 1922, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Lawrence L. and Ilene O. Gaty Voelker, she had been an elementary teacher in the Florissant School District. A member of the Bertrand United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Kappa Kappa Iota national professional teachers' sorority...
Hila Peterson (11/14/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Hila E. Peterson, 84, died Nov. 12, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born March 25, 1918, in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lucy Ross Patton. On Dec. 11, 1936, in Caruthersville, she married Robert Henry Peterson who preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1986...
Mary Cornwell (11/14/02)
ST. PETERS - Mary Sue Cornwell, 59, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 12, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters. Born Oct. 24, 1943, in Sikeston, daughter of Merline Shipley Gaddis of New Madrid and the late Basil Gaddis, she was a cashier for Huck's Convenience Store in St. Peters...
Suedell Brown (11/14/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Suedell Brown, 63, died at 10:10 p.m. Nov. 12, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1939, in Lafe, Ark., daughter of the late William Edgar and Flora Grambling Puckett, she was a machine operator for the Lighthouse for the Blind in St. Louis and was a waitress for Mables Cafe in Chaffee before retiring. She was a member of the Country CB'ers in Chaffee...
August Green (11/14/02)
BLOOMFIELD - August Albert Green, 76, died Nov. 12, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 20, 1926, near Bloomfield, he was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and charter member of the Bloomfield Assembly of God Church. On March 19, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., he married Della Jean Robinson who survives of the home...
Minnie Baker (11/14/02)
NEW MADRID -- Minnie Garner Baker, 90, died Nov. 13, 2002, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born Sept. 28, 1912, in Cardwell, daughter of the late George Washington and Millie Nance Boyles, she had lived most of her life in Dexter and the last two years in New Madrid. She was a member of the Victory Temple in Dexter...
Anna Chafin (11/14/02)
WAPPAPELLO - Anna L. Chafin, 74, died Nov. 13, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1928, in Fremont, Mich., daughter of the late Forest Wilson and Addie Page Wilson, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a member of VFW Post 3416 Ladies Auxiliary since 1983 and served as the 15th district president and treasurer for 17 years...
Estelle Cathey (11/14/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Estelle Cathey, 90, of Poplar Bluff and formerly of Sikeston, who died Nov. 10, 2002, were: Kenny Todahl, Sam Cathey, Mike Nelson, Darlene Cathey, William Millner and Steve Boyers...
Ruby Burton (11/14/02)
VANDUSER - Ruby May Burton, 76, died at 3:17 a.m. Nov. 13, 2002, at her home. Born May 26, 1926, in Crowder, daughter of the late Isaac Waymon and Oma Selby Nichols, she was a member of the Vanduser Church of Christ. She served as an election judge for the Scott County Democratic Central Committee for many years...
Billy Myers (11/14/02)
PEORIA, Ill. - Billy Gene Myers, 65, died at 4:14 a.m. Nov. 8, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 24, 1937, in Blodgett, Mo., son of the late Chap and Ruby Bonifield Myers, he was a self-employed carpenter in the Peoria area for many years before retiring...
Thelma Files (11/14/02)
CHARLESTON - Thelma Donaldson Files, 76, died at 12:35 p.m. Nov. 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 16, 1926, in Charleston, daughter of the late Overton and Marie Williams Donaldson, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a lifelong resident of Charleston, where she worked for the Brown Shoe Company for 36 years before retiring in 1992...
Harold Shaver (11/13/02)
SIKESTON - Harold Loyd Shaver, 73, died at 2:52 p.m. Nov. 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1929, in Ingram, Ark., son of the late Oscar and Sarah McCamey Shaver, he was a corporal with the U.S. Army Infantry during the Korean War. He was a blacksmith in the maintenance department of the Missouri Department of Transportation for 43 years before retiring on April 1, 1991, and was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Betty Mouser (11/13/02)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Betty Mouser, 69, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 9, 2002, in Albuquerque. Born Jan. 27, 1933, in Dexter, daughter of the late Edison and Hallie Baker Evans, she was also a former resident of New Jersey and California. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Thelbert Odum (11/13/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at service conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Thelbert Odum, 79, who died Nov. 9, 2002, were: Michael Cobb, Scott Cobb, Todd Slaten, Billy James Jr., Greg King, Kenny Vaughn and Joe Sherrod.
Cleo Story (11/13/02)
NEW MADRID - Mary Cleo Story, 84, died Nov. 11, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 22, 1918, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Jim and "Nannie" Smith Stringfellow, she was a member of Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston. Before her retirement, she was a factory worker in Chaffee and later at the Chris' Young World and LaPetite Shop...
Mary Townsend (11/13/02)
CHARLESTON - Mary Townsend, 63, died Nov. 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 18, 1939, in Charleston, daughter of the late Robert and Jessie Mae Matthew Townsend, she was a lifelong resident of Charleston and member of the Townsend Sisters Group...
Hila Peterson (11/13/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Hila Peterson, 84, died Nov. 12, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Ruby Burton (11/13/02)
VANDUSER - Ruby May Burton, 76, died at 3:17 a.m. Nov. 13, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ray Jones (11/20/02)
CHAFFEE - Arthur "Ray" Jones, 63, died Nov. 18, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1939, at Sturdivant, son of the late Lynn and Lorraine Stepp Jones, he was a 1958 graduate of Advance High School and was of the Catholic belief. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a union electrician...
Mary Irene Cantrell (11/20/02)
SIKESTON - Mary Irene Cantrell, 68, died at 1:05 a.m. Nov. 19, 2002, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born May 5, 1934, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Henry Tony and Maggie Mae English Vaughn, she was a nurse aide at Missouri Delta Medical Center for 25 years before retiring. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Wickliffe, Ky...
Bob Urban (11/20/02)
PARKER, Colo. - Robert Dale "Bob" Urban, 53, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8:40 a.m. Nov. 17, 2002, at the Aurora Care Center in Aurora, Colo., following an extended illness. Born Nov. 1, 1949, in Sikeston, son of the late Dr. E.D. and Jane Grugett Urban, he was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. ...
Jesse Guardado (11/20/02)
SIKESTON - Jesus Carrillo "Jesse" Guardado, 24, died Nov. 16, 2002, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 4, 1978, in Guadalupe, Mexico, son of Olga Carrillo of Mexico and the late Isabel Guardado, he was farmhand for the Parker Brothers Farm in Sikeston...
Pete Redden (11/20/02)
CLARKTON - Melvin Neal "Pete" Redden, 67, died Nov. 18, 2002, at his home. Born April 21, 1935, in Sardis, Tenn., son of the late James Charles and Sarah Lou Hunt Redden, he was a farmer and of the Baptist belief. On Jan. 6, 1953, at Caruthersville, he married Sarah Glenda Hopkins who survives of the home...
Mary Lambert (11/03/02)
IMPERIAL - Mary Ellen Lambert, 80, died at 8 p.m. Oct. 31, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Nov. 23, 1921, in Catron, daughter of the late James William and Edna Ida Schafer Helms, she was a former resident of Florissant and Matthews and had attended Grace Assembly in Florissant...
Gracie Shaw (11/01/02)
PARMA -- Gracie Shaw, 91, died Oct. 30, 2002, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born Dec. 5, 1910, in Wright County, daughter of the late Louis and Roxie Ward Cravens, she was a retired New Madrid County librarian. A lifelong resident of Parma, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, the VFW Auxiliary, the Home Extension Club and the Parma Citizens Club...
Mary Lambert (11/01/02)
IMPERIAL - Mary Ellen Lambert, 80, formerly of Matthews, died Oct. 31, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home...
Dennis Morris (11/03/02)
BERNIE - Dennis J. Morris, 78, died Nov. 1, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 13, 1924, at Charter Oak, son of the late Dentist and Myrtle Greer Morris, he was a retired farmer and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie...
Annie Presley (11/03/02)
UNION CITY, Tenn. - Annie L. Presley, 91, formerly of Essex and Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 31, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City. Born June 12, 1911, in Alabama, daughter of the late John William and Tyma Jo Sanders Clark, she was a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church near Essex...
Wanda Stephens (11/03/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at service conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Wanda Lee Stephens, 80, who died Oct. 29, 2002, were: Gary Braswell, Terry Braswell, Jonathan Braswell, Bob Braswell, Jeff Crank and Paul "Bub" Yates.
Mary Burns (11/03/02)
ROGERSVILLE - Mary M. Burns, 69, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:25 a.m. Nov. 2, 2002, at her daughter's home in Rogersville, following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is tentatively scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and services on Tuesday...
Audrey McCullough (11/03/02)
SIKESTON - Audrey Mae Baker McCullough, 89, formerly of Charleston, died at 5:30 a.m. Oct. 25, 2002, in Sikeston. Born March 1, 1913, in Charleston, daughter of the late Elzia and Maggie Golightly Baker, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She had been employed by Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene...
Tincy Cookson (11/01/02)
PUXICO - Tincy Cookson, 84, died Oct. 31, 2002, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Dec. 11, 1917, in White Oak, Ark., daughter of the late Lee and Gennie Oller Harris, she was a lifelong resident of Puxico. She was a cook for the Doris and Sonny Jones Restaurant and the Puxico Nutrition Center before retiring...
Bill Mannon (11/01/02)
FISK - William Alford "Bill" Mannon, 51, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:35 p.m. Oct. 30, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born April 13, 1951, in East Prairie, son of William A. "Pete" Mannon of Fisk and the late Ina L. Baty Mannon, he lived in Fisk for the past 10 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Lola Waters (11/03/02)
DEXTER - Lola Slaughter Waters, 91, died Nov. 1, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born April 6, 1911, in Zalma, daughter of the late Leo and Phebe Sherrills Davis, she lived in Dexter since 1937. She had been employed by the Elder Manufacturing Company for 25 years and she and her husband owned and operated Lola's Cafe, Cubs Cafe, LaHub Cafe and Ketch-A-Bite Cafe in Dexter. She was a member of the General Baptist Church at Zalma...
Rex Anthony (11/03/02)
DEXTER - Rex Leon Anthony, 85, died Nov. 1, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born July 3, 1917, in Dexter, son of the late Gladys Anthony Fritts, he was a retired farmer. On Jan. 21, 1936, in Dexter, he married Myrtle Glendle Crain who survives of the home...
J.D. Baker (11/01/02)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held at 2 p.m. Oct. 31, 2002, at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for James D. Baker Sr., 74, who died Oct. 28, 2002, were: Roger Manwaring, Joe Allen Baker, Shawn Baker, Jim Morris, Tim Morris and Lindell Revelle...
Rex Anthony (11/01/02)
BERNIE - Rex Anthony, 85, died Nov. 1, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Margie Crowden (11/01/02)
GORHAM, Ill. - Margie A. Crowden, 59, died at 12:42 a.m. Oct. 31, 2002, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Born Feb. 22, 1943, in Advance, Mo., daughter of the late John William and V. Beatrice Miller Mouser, she was a cook at the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County and member of the Mount Carbon Church of God in Murphysboro...
Cleo Story (11/12/02)
NEW MADRID - Mary Cleo Story, 84, died Nov. 11, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday...
Harold Shaver (11/12/02)
SIKESTON - Harold L. Shaver, 73, died Nov. 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday...
Goldie Clark (11/12/02)
BELLEVIEW, Fla. -- Goldie Mae Bruce Clark, 76, died at 1:27 a.m. Nov. 10, 2002, in Ocala. Born July 27, 1926, in Randles, Mo., daughter of the late Robert Samuel and Ruby Juanita Mouden Harris, she retired as a sewing machine operator for the Garment Factory in Chula Vista, Calif...
Stella Walden (11/19/02)
SIKESTON - Stella Walden, 89, died Nov. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 22, 1913, in Banner, Ky., daughter of the late Barley and Polly Ann Jones, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Aug. 22, 1945, in Ogden, Utah, she married Burrel Ellis Walden who preceded her in death on May 2, 1998...
Blanche Johnson (11/19/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Blanche Irene Johnson, 84, died at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 18, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born July 6, 1918, at Vulcan, daughter of the late James and Lydia Eldrige Stevenson, she lived near East Prairie most of her life and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
James Lee (11/19/02)
PALATINE, Ill. - James Edward Lee, 70, died Nov. 18, 2002. Born May 8, 1932, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late James Ray and Mildred Beatrice Lee, he graduated in 1951 from Sikeston High School and in 1957 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a bachelor of science degree in education. ...
Arthur Eftink (11/19/02)
ORAN - Arthur John Eftink, 80, died at midnight Nov. 17, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 18, 1922, in Portageville, son of the late John and Josephine Glastetter Eftink Jr., he was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church, St. Joseph Sodality and Knights of Columbus Council 4311 in Oran. He was a self-employed farmer...
Mary Irene Cantrell (11/19/02)
SIKESTON - Mary Irene Cantrell, 68, died Nov. 19, 2002, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Leon Cannady (11/19/02)
PARMA - Leon Cannady, 60, died Nov. 18, 2002, near Marble Hill. Born Jan. 5, 1942, in Como, son of the late Clarence and Goldie Creason Cannady, he was a lifelong resident of the Parma area, where he was a farmer and member of the Church of God. On March 17, 1972, in New Madrid, he married Judy Cullum who survives of the home...
Lois Lee (11/18/02)
ADVANCE - Lois Lee, 89, died Nov. 15, 2002, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Sept. 17, 1913, at McGee, daughter of the late Noah and Elvira Whitner Shell, she was a member of the Sturdivant General Baptist Church. On Jan. 31, 1949, in Advance, she married Jess Lee who preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1973...
John Barnhart (11/18/02)
MARBLE HILL - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at the McGee Chapel in Marble Hill for John Barnhart, 67, of Sikeston, who died Nov. 4, 2002, were: Kenny Barnhart, Paul Maddox II, Ryne Maddox, Joshua Reed, Paul Maddox and Tim Hulvey. Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston was in charge of arrangements...
Bob Urban (11/18/02)
PARKER, Colo. - Robert Dale "Bob" Urban, 53, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8:40 a.m. Nov. 17, 2002, at the Aurora (Colo.) Care Center, following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Stella Walden (11/18/02)
SIKESTON - Stella Walden, 89, died Nov. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ben Plucknett (11/18/02)
ESSEX - Walter H. "Ben" Plucknett, 48, died Nov. 17, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Hila Peterson (11/18/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at DeLisle Funeral Home for Hila E. Peterson, 84, who died Nov. 12, 2002, were: Jimmie Clay, Richard Kraus, Harmon Bradley, Van Patton, Mark Patton and James Patton.
Arthur Eftink (11/18/02)
ORAN - Arthur John Eftink, 80, died Nov. 17, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Jean Rhodes (11/11/02)
ADVANCE - Jean F. Rhodes, 71, died Nov. 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 17, 1931, in St. Louis, daughter of Margaret Whithington Requarth Lockhart of Dexter and the late Frank Requarth, she was a member of the Advance United Methodist Church and TNT Women's Club of Advance. She had also been a Girl Scout leader...
Estelle Cathey (11/11/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Estelle Lane Cathey, 90, formerly of Sikeston, died at 7:50 p.m. Nov. 10, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born June 7, 1912, at Lilbourn, daughter of the late Sam and Ollie Lee Griffin Lane, she had worked for the Bank of New Madrid for many years and was a member of the House of Prayer Independent Baptist Church in Grant City...
Thelbert Odum (11/11/02)
ESSEX - Thelbert Odum, 79, died Nov. 9, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 11, 1922, in Hornersville, son of the late Joseph C. and Beulah Leah McCain Odum, he lived in Essex most of his life. He retired as a road grader operator with the Essex Special Road District and was a member of the Church of Christ in Essex...
Betty Jo Parr (11/11/02)
BERTRAND - Betty Jo Parr, 71, died at 7:10 a.m. Nov. 10, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Feb. 6, 1931, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Robert Losson and Lula Mae Taber Skelton, she was a lifelong resident of Bertrand where she was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She retired in 1983 from Potlatch in Sikeston...
Kathryn Jones (11/11/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Kathryn Jones, 90, died at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 10, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Feb. 26, 1912, in Roxton, Texas, daughter of the late Reverdy and Allie Belle Winfrey McCune, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was also affiliated with the Woodmen of the World Society and farmed with her husband for many years in the Anniston area...
Jewell Bennett (11/11/02)
EUREKA - Jewell L. Bennett, 85, died Nov. 7, 2002. Born Dec. 14, 1916, in Knoxville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late James Madison and Rose Hale Miller. On Sept. 21, 1936, she married Chester T. "Jack" Bennett who preceded her in death in 1988...
Lloyd Shanks (11/11/02)
DEXTER - Lloyd Shanks, 83, formerly of Bell City, died Nov. 7, 2002, at the Cypress Point Healthcare Facility. Born Aug. 20, 1919, in Bell City, he lived in Dexter for many years and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by several cousins...
John Norman (11/24/02)
CHARLESTON - John Norman, 63, formerly of East Prairie, died Nov. 23, 2002, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Brett Campbell (11/24/02)
CHAFFEE - Brett Michael Campbell, 3-month-old son of Tony Michael Swain of Cape Girardeau and Patricia Campbell of Chaffee, died at 7:09 p.m. Nov. 21, 2002, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 16, 2002, in Cape Girardeau and was preceded in death by one brother...
Preston Lafon (11/24/02)
NEW MADRID - Preston Lafon, 86, died Nov. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 14, 1916, in Ripplemead, Va., son of the late Clarence P. and Elizabeth Garten Lafon, he was a supervisor for a textile plant before retiring...
Lucille Cox (11/24/02)
CHARLESTON - Lucille Presson Cox, 88, died at 7:20 p.m. Nov. 22, 2002, at the Bertrand Retirement Facility. Born June 4, 1914, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Earl and Irene Jackson Presson, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life and was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Children's Sunday School for years. She taught business classes at Charleston High School until her retirement and was a Girl Scout leader for many years...
Irene Allen (11/22/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Olivia "Irene" Allen, 87, died at 6:09 p.m. Nov. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home, where visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home...
Robert Harris (11/22/02)
SIKESTON - Robert Gene Harris Sr., 59, died Nov. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 16, 1943, in Charleston, son of the late Joseph Lee and Vera Louvie Harris, he was a U.S. Army veteran and had been a truck driver. He married Carolyn LaComb who preceded him in death...
Preston Lafon (11/22/02)
NEW MADRID - Preston Lafon died Nov. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Bell Lane (11/22/02)
SIKESTON - Bell Lane, 88, formerly of Charleston, died at 3:21 p.m. Nov. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Libby Lewis (11/24/02)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Lewis, 44, died Nov. 22, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 3, 1958, in Sikeston, daughter of Polly McMillen Lewis of Sikeston and the late Jack Lewis, she was a 1976 graduate of Sikeston High School and member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Libby lived most of her life in Sikeston and was loved by everyone who knew her...
Irene Allen (11/24/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Olivia "Irene" Allen, 87, died at 6:09 p.m. Nov. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 8, 1915, in Crosno, daughter of the late Manuel and Octavia Grider Bell, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was employed by the Sikeston Convalescent Center for 15 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Sarah Williams (11/24/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services held at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Sarah Denise Williams, 24, who died Nov. 21, 2002, were: Teddy Williams, Rayburn Williams, Jerry Grubbs, Greg Darnell, Henry Kestner and Dennis Reel.
Paul Hulshof (11/24/02)
CHARLESTON - Paul Everett Hulshof, 68, of rural Charleston, died at 8:35 a.m. Nov. 22, 2002, at his home. Born Dec. 31, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Henry B. and Emma Priggel Hulshof, he had lived in New Madrid and Mississippi counties most of his life and was a well-known farmer and landowner. ...
Skip Henry (11/22/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Russell "Skip" Henry, 66, formerly of East Prairie, died Nov. 21, 2002, at his home. Born June 26, 1936, in Wolf Island, son of Esther Forrester Henry of East Prairie and the late James R. Henry, he retired as supervisor of the Missouri Department of Transportation Portageville office...
Sarah Williams (11/22/02)
DEXTER - Sarah Denise Williams, 24, died Nov. 21, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Dec. 21, 1977, in Dexter, she was the daughter of Wayne Coonts of Chaffee and Sherrie Ellis Montgomery of Dexter. On Sept. 5, 1999, in Dexter, she married Kevin Williams who survives of the home...
James Sullivan (11/22/02)
ST. LOUIS - The Rev. James Kennedy Sullivan, a former priest of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, died Oct. 27, 2002. Ordained in 1965 for the diocese, Sullivan served the diocese as an associate pastor in St. Agnes Cathedral Parish at Springfield, St. Francis Xavier Parish in Sikeston and St. Augustine Parish in Kelso. He also served as a high school principal and teacher before joining the staff of the Marist Brothers Renewal Center in Fribourg, Switzerland...
Paul Hulshof (11/22/02)
CHARLESTON - Paul E. Hulshof, 68, died at 8:25 a.m. Nov. 22, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Juanita Mosley (11/29/02)
DEXTER - Juanita L. Mosley, 82, died Nov. 26, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 19, 1920, in Cooter, daughter of the late Fred and Ella Wilson Sipes Webster, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. She had been employed by Naturipe in San Jose, Calif...
Richard Roach (11/26/02)
MATTHEWS - Richard Roach, 72, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 2:01 a.m. Nov. 24, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 24, 1930, in Mississippi County, son of the late John and Rosie Evans Roach, he lived in Matthews since 1989. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired automotive worker...
Judy Almond (11/26/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Julia Ann "Judy" Almond, 58, died Nov. 25, 2002, in Dexter. Born June 29, 1944, at Aid, daughter of Thurman Almond of Bloomfield and Juldene Long Almond, who preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2002, she graduated in 1962 from Bloomfield High School and was of the Baptist belief...
Wilburn Green (11/27/02)
BELL CITY - Wilburn S. Green, 76, died Nov. 25, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1926, in Holland, Mo., daughter of the late Robert and Jenette Wimberly Smothers, she lived in the Bell City area most of her life and was of the Pentecostal belief. She retired from the Elder Manufacturing Company...
Sharianne Spies (11/29/02)
SCOTT CITY - Sharianne Lyn Spies, 36, died Nov. 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1965, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Don Fisher of Alabama and Shirlene Kelly Winch of Scott City, she had been employed by Thorngate in Cape Girardeau...
Winona Davis (11/29/02)
PARMA - Winona Davis, 94, died Nov. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 8, 1908, in Eldorado, Ill., daughter of the late Nickolas and Elizabeth O'Conner Goebel, she was an elementary teacher at Lilbourn and New Hope Schools before retiring. She was a member of St. Ann Church in Malden and St. Ann's Elder Society...
Sybil Hurley (11/29/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Sybil Marie Hurley, 86, died Nov. 28, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born May 11, 1916, in Cypress, Ill., daughter of the late Adam and Dollie Alexander Johnson, she was a restaurant owner before retiring and was a member of the Conran Baptist Church...
Jerry Johnson (11/29/02)
SIKESTON - Jerry Paul Johnson, 65, died Nov. 28, 2002, at his home. Born April 3, 1937, at Kennett, son of the late Clifford Doyne and Opal Goldsmith Johnson, he had worked as a track repairman for Burlington-Northern Railroad Company and had been a resident of Sikeston since 1962, moving from Kennett. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Sikeston and attended Temple Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Sadie Williams (11/29/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Sadie Gibson Williams, 103, who died Nov. 24, 2002, were: Brandon Carrow, Dennis Winston, Morgan Young, Nick Stanfield, Brett Stanfield and Terry Moran.
Shirley Rodgers (11/26/02)
ESSEX - Shirley Rodgers, 65, died Nov. 24, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1937, in Charter Oak, daughter of the late Charles Benjamin and Ora Mae Hyten Burnett, she lived in the Parma and Essex areas all her life. She was employed by Brown Shoe Company for many years and retired from Arvin Meritor...
Oleta Miller (11/29/02)
SPRINGFIELD - Oleta Miller, 90, formerly of Dexter, died Nov. 28, 2002, at the Green Haven Care Center in Springfield. Born May 29, 1912, in Tippah County, Miss., daughter of the late Homer P. and Kate Drewry Mathis, she lived in Dexter from 1939 until about seven years ago, when she moved to the Springfield area to be near her son. ...
Kary Robbins (11/27/02)
HERCULANEUM - Kary O. Haymes Robbins, 82, died Nov. 26, 2002, at Scenic View Skilled Care in Herculaneum. Born March 12, 1920, in Joplin, daughter of the late Pryor Earl and Ouida Davis Haymes Sr., he was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau and Chapter 293 Order of the Eastern Star in New Madrid...
Eula Bell (11/29/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Eula Bell, 64, died Nov. 28, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Syble Burnett (11/29/02)
PARMA - Syble Burnett, 92, died Nov. 26, 2002, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born Nov. 19, 1910, in Enola, Ark., daughter of the late Joab and Mary Ellen Thompson, she lived in Parma for 63 years and was a homemaker. On Oct. 20, 1930, in Lonoke County, Ark., she married John T. Burnett who preceded her in death on March 6, 1982...
Shirley Rodgers (11/29/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Shirley Rodgers, 65, who died Nov. 24, 2002, were: Dickie Bodi Jr., Jimmie Collier, Larry Helgemo, Darrell Ritch, Eric Curd and Dickie Bodi III.
Sharianne Spies (11/27/02)
SCOTT CITY - Sharianne L. Spies, 36, died Nov. 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Gladys M. Woodridge (11/29/02)
DELTA - Gladys Marshall Wooldridge, 85, died at 5:30 a.m. Nov. 28, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1917, near Mayfield, son of the late Franklin Sylvester and Julia Olga Mayfield Wooldridge, he retired as a self-employed farmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta where he served as secretary for 43 years...
May Cates (11/26/02)
DEXTER - May B. Cates, 98, died Nov. 26, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born May 8, 1904, in Benton, Ill., daughter of the late Ira and Bessie Crain Thompson, she had lived in the Bloomfield and Dexter areas all her life. She was a homemaker and member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Bell Lane (11/26/02)
SIKESTON - Bell Lovell Lane, 88, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:21 p.m. Nov. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 16, 1913, at Hoxie, Ark., daughter of the late Charles and Lela Bell Goman Dyer, she lived in East Prairie and Charleston most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Lois Scott (11/05/02)
NEW MADRID - Lois Anna Belle Scott, 75, died Nov. 3, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born June 4, 1927, in Corning, Ark., daughter of the late George Walter and Florence Shaver Mays, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Risco. On Jan. 18, 1942, at Risco, she married Lewis Alfred Scott who preceded her in death on April 4, 1990...
Paula Casey (11/06/02)
CHARLESTON - Paula Casey, 40, died Nov. 5, 2002. Arrangements are complete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Billie Waldron (11/05/02)
HARDIN, Ky. - Billie Jean Waldron, 68, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 5 a.m. Nov. 4, 2002, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray. Born Oct. 23, 1934, in Sikeston, daughter of the late W.O. and Willie Ethel Morgan Larker, she was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Almo. She was a nurse for Dr. Max Heeb at the Ferguson Medical Clinic in Sikeston before retiring after 35 years of service...
Viola Timmons (11/06/02)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Viola Timmons, 59, died Nov. 1, 2002, at her daughter's home in Haywood City. Born Dec. 18, 1942, in Swan Lake, Miss., daughter of the late Joe Lewis and Elmon Phiffer Coleman, she was a member of the New Morning Star Baptist Church in Haywood City...
Pete Adams (11/05/02)
DEXTER -- John Delmar "Pete" Adams, 82, died Nov. 3, 2002, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Born April 8, 1920, at Powe, son of the late Charlie B. and Sadie Ray Whitehead Adams, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for Harris Ready Mix in Dexter. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Kenny Sisler Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 and Dexter Elks Lodge 2439...
Mary Stewart (11/05/02)
MEMPHIS -- Mary Ruth Stewart, 76, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Nov. 4, 2002, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Born Nov. 17, 1925, at Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Fred Floyd and Mary Jane Brown Phillips. On June 18, 1946, in Portageville, she married Lloyd Stewart who preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2000...
Bernice Keen (11/05/02)
CHARLESTON -- Bernice Mary Keen, 72, died at 8:14 a.m. Nov. 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 26, 1930, in the Texas Bend community, daughter of the late Bernard Joseph and Louise Renaud Bruenderman, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. She was a cook for St. Henry Catholic School until her retirement in 1995...
Velma Rainey (11/05/02)
CHAFFEE -- Velma Irene Rainey, 81, died at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 3, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born July 24, 1921, at Haleyville, Ala., daughter of William and Alice Elizabeth Flanagan Head, she was a member of the Mount Auburn Christian Church in Cape Girardeau and Gold Star Mothers with the Veterans of Foreign War...
Katherine Green (11/06/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Katherine N. Green, 95, formerly of St. Louis, died Nov. 5, 2002, at her home. Born March 18, 1907, in Paris, Tenn., daughter of the late Monroe Calvert and Flora Bessie Nickles Morris, she lived in East Prairie since 1966. She had worked in the dry cleaning industry in St. Louis and was a member of St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Lorna Ray (11/06/02)
ST. PETERS - Lorna Ray, formerly of Bernie, died Nov. 5, 2002, at the St. Peters Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Karen Turner (11/06/02)
SIKESTON - Karen Sue Turner, 54, died at 8:27 p.m. Nov. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 14, 1948, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Roy and Jewell E. Ramsey Price, she had been a waitress at the Gaslight Square Restaurant in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Linus Dannenmueller (11/06/02)
CHAFFEE - Linus Otto Dannenmueller, 81, died at 12:20 a.m. Nov. 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 14, 1921, in Oran, son of the late Zeno Nicholas and Dena Katherine Schlitt Dannenmueller, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired as a machine operator from Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, St. Ambrose Men's Club, Elks Lodge, American Legion Post 389 and Knights of Columbus Council 4311...
Elizabeth Rains (11/06/02)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth Francis Rains, 103, formerly of Osceola, Ark., died Nov. 3, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 16, 1899, in Morley, daughter of the late William Lee and Nancy Misplay Lee, she was a member of the First Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star in Osceola...
Jo Ann Ebersole (11/07/02)
SIKESTON - Jo Ann Ebersole, 66, died Nov. 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 5, 1936, in Rapid City, S.D., daughter of the late Arthur and Emma Steiner Moodie, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher. A volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America, she was also a member of the Colease Club for which she served as president in 1975...
Lorna Ray (11/07/02)
ST. PETERS - Lorna Belle Ray, 93, formerly of Bernie, died Nov. 5, 2002, at the St. Peters Manor Nursing Home. Born Aug. 1, 1909, in Petersburg, Ill., daughter of the late Matthew and Chloe Jane Collins Sinclair, she was valedictorian of her high school graduating class. She was a seamstress at the Garment Factory in Malden for 20 years before retiring, had attended the Missionary Alliance Church of Bernie and was a member of the Sugar Tree General Baptist Church in rural Bernie...
Lena Fulkerson (11/07/02)
DEXTER - Lena Fulkerson, 91, died Nov. 6, 2002, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Paula Casey (11/07/02)
CHARLESTON - Paula Kay Casey, 40, died unexpectedly at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 5, 2002, in Charleston. Born Feb. 16, 1962, in Granite City, Ill., daughter of James Cann Sr. of Oxly and the late Ruth Jones Cann, she lived in Charleston most of her life. A 1980 graduate of Charleston High School, she was a dental assistant for Dr. Charles Barnes in Charleston and member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Fred Wadlington (11/07/02)
SCOTT CITY - Fred Wadlington, 83, died at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1919, in Blodgett, son of the late Robert Daniel and Laura Adell Dean Wadlington, he was a truck driver with the Elfrink Trucking Company before retiring. On March 23, 1940, he married Eva May Walter who preceded him in death on June 11, 1989...
Loyd Shaffer (11/07/02)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Loyd Wayne Shaffer Sr., 55, died Nov. 6, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 3, 1947, in Vanduser, he was the son of the late Claude Dallas and Tressie Mae Petty Shaffer. He attended Oran schools and received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau. ...
Harold Shaver (11/15/02)
SIKESTON - Harold Loyd Shaver, 73, died at 2:52 p.m. Nov. 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1929, in Ingram, Ark., son of the late Oscar and Sarah McCamey Shaver, he was a corporal with the U.S. Army Infantry during the Korean War. He was a blacksmith in the maintenance department of the Missouri Department of Transportation for 43 years before retiring on April 1, 1991, and was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ...
William Corder (11/15/02)
SIKESTON - William R. Corder, 50, died Nov. 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 17, 1952, in St. Louis, son of Ernest Corder and Nell Corder of St. Louis, he was a welder and veteran of the U.S. Army. Other survivors include: one son, William R. Corder Jr. of Sikeston; three brothers, Bobby Corder of St. Louis, Gary Corder of Sikeston and Ken Corder of Belleville, Ill.; and two sisters, Kelly Corder of Festus and Rhonda Jasper of Belleville...
August Green (11/17/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for August Green, 76, who died Nov. 12, 2002, were: Jimmy Pullum, Gail Fowler, Jerry Clark, Tom Woods, Glenn Green and David Green.
Mary Cornwell (11/17/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mary Cornwell, 59, who died Nov. 12, 2002, were: Chris McCanless, Shon McCanless, Timmy Gaddis, John Gaddis, Jefferey Gaddis and Doug Basham.
Minnie Baker (11/17/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Minnie Garner Baker, 90, who died Nov. 13, 2002, were: Mac Mallory, Jerry Howard, Rick Stanfield, Tom Dement, Don Ables and Mike Stevens.
Rod Norman (11/17/02)
DEXTER - James "Rod" Norman, 75, died Nov. 15, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 11, 1927, at Dexter, son of the late Hallie H. and Elinor Cox Norman, he farmed in the Parma area before retiring and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division. He attended John Brown and Southeast University and was a member of the Dexter Evangelical Free Church...
Bud Schatte (11/17/02)
ADVANCE -- Charles W. "Bud" Schatte, 69, died Nov. 14, 2002, at his home. Born March 12, 1933, at Advance, the son of the late John and Lena Miller Schatte, he was a farmer and member of the Zalma General Baptist Church. On July 27, 1957, in Hernando, Miss., he married Betty Kuykendall who survives of the home...
Thelma Files (11/15/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the McMikle Funeral Home for Thelma Donaldson Files, 76, of rural Charleston, who died Nov. 13, 2002, will be: Ronnie Pullen, Ronnie Shelby, Dale Gage, Leroy Davenport, Jerry Canter and David Belk...
Rod Norman (11/15/02)
DEXTER - James "Rod" Norman, 75, died Nov. 15, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Barnhart (11/15/02)
SIKESTON -- John Barnhart, 67, died Nov. 14, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 21, 1935, in Granite City, Ill., son of the late John and Mary Burnett Barnhart, he was veteran of the U.S. Army and had worked as a farmhand before retiring. He was a member of the McGee Chapel near Glen Allen and the Moose Lodge in Litchfield, Ill...
Betty Mouser (11/15/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Betty Mouser, 69, who died Nov. 9, 2002, were: Bill Pippins Jr., Chris Rimel, Steve Miller, John Dirnberger, Bobby Gray and Lee Hill.
Ruby Burton (11/15/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Ruby Burton, 76, of Vanduser, who died Nov. 13, 2002, will be: Allen Pobst, Darrell Nichols, Carl Casey, Mike Hatley, Matt Richardson and Daniel Burton...
Irene Allen (11/25/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Olivia "Irene" Allen, 87, died at 6:09 p.m. Nov. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 8, 1915, in Crosno, daughter of the late Manuel and Octavia Grider Bell, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was employed by the Sikeston Convalescent Center for 15 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Karen Turner (11/08/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Karen Sue Turner, 54, who died Nov. 4, 2002, were: William Williams, LeRoy Price, Leo Wise, Marty Castner, Harold Springs and Scott Riley.
Letha Livingston (11/08/02)
BELL CITY - Letha Irene Livingston, 91, died Nov. 7, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 22, 1911, at Datto, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha Miller Kearby, she was a cook and a nurse's aide before retiring...
Lavonna Gammon (11/08/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lavonna Jean Gammon, 53, died at 5 p.m. Nov. 7, 2002, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Okla. Born July 13, 1949, in Bonne Terre, daughter of Charles Robert and Nettie Louise Shelton Wade of Rolla, she was a clerical worker for Soskin Cape Toyota. She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary 3775 and VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Cape Girardeau and American Legion in Jackson...
Edison Taylor (11/10/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Edison "Curly" Taylor, 83, formerly of LaForge, died at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 8, 2002, at his daughter's home. Born March 8, 1919, in Loretta, Tenn., son of the late James David and Alice Pugh Taylor, he was of the Baptist belief and was a self-employed painter...
Bobby Williams Sr. (11/10/02)
KENNETT -- Bobby W. Williams Sr., 55, died Nov. 8, 2002, at his residence. Born July 12, 1947, at Maynard, Ark., son of the late Charlie and Dollie Skeff Williams, he was a carpenter and auto repair mechanic before his illness and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Jason Tope (11/10/02)
LILBOURN -- Jason Lee Tope, 17, died Nov. 9, 2002, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 19, 1985, at Sikeston, son of Tracy Tope of Lilbourn and Gina Fincher of New Madrid, he was a junior at New Madrid County Central High School and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Norman Campbell (11/25/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Norman Lee Campbell, 46, formerly of Sikeston, died unexpectedly Nov. 15, 2002, in Poplar Bluff. Born June 7, 1956, in Dexter, son of Robert Lee Campbell of Wappapello and Eunice Marie Campbell of Sikeston, he had attended school in Sikeston and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Poplar Bluff Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was employed as a carpenter and electrician and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Lena Fulkerson (11/08/02)
DEXTER - Lena Fulkerson, 91, died Nov. 6, 2002, at Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Feb. 8, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Edward W. and Olive Taylor Bean, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. She worked at Elder Manufacturing before retiring...
Paul Hulshof (11/25/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers for a funeral Mass scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Henry Catholic Church for Paul E. Hulshof, 68, who died Nov. 22, 2002, will be: Smith DeLine, Joe Parker, Bobby Pemberton, David Sowinski, Bennie Bruenderman and John W.L. Goodin. Committal rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Caruthersville...
John Norman (11/25/02)
CHARLESTON - John Norman, 63, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:15 a.m. Nov. 23, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 5, 1939, near East Prairie, son of the late James Edward and Elsie Marie Burns Norman, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Charleston and a retired farmer...
Johnnie Nichols (11/25/02)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Johnnie Lee Nichols, 74, died Nov. 21, 2002, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born March 2, 1928, in Canton, Miss., son of the late Rev. Emanuel C. and Seebell Moore Nichols, he had served as pastor of Zion Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Brown Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and New Morning Star Church in Canton, West End Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and Central Missionary Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff...
Edison Taylor (11/08/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Edison "Curly" Taylor, 83, formerly of LaForge, died at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 8, 2002, at his daughter's home. Born March 8, 1919, in Loretta, Tenn., son of the late James David and Alice Pugh Taylor, he was of the Baptist belief and was a self-employed painter...
Betty Collier (11/08/02)
KENNETT - Betty Cravens Collier, 98, died Nov. 5, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett. Born Aug. 15, 1904, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late L.B. and Martha Jane Cravens, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kennett. Her husband, James A. Collier, preceded her in death...
Lucille Miller (11/08/02)
SIKESTON - Aletha Lucille Miller, 79, died Nov. 7, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 2, 1923, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Brooks Edward and Fannie Bell Stover Arnett, she was of the Methodist belief. She and her husband operated the Sikeston License Bureau in 1973...
Ray Graham (11/08/02)
BENTON - Ray Joe Graham, 75, died at 2 p.m. Nov. 7, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 21, 1927, in Blodgett, son of the late W.O. and Lena Lewis Graham, he was a self-employed farmer. He served with the Scott County Agriculture Soil Conservation Committee from 1975-83 and was a member of the Benton United Methodist Church...
Flora Young (11/25/02)
DEXTER - Flora Belle Young, 90, formerly of Caruthersville, died Nov. 24, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 4, 1912, in Bernie, daughter of the late James Franklin and Lydia Ellen Mann Young, she was of the Southern Baptist belief...
Myrtle Thompson (11/25/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Myrtle Mae Thompson, 91, died at 6:05 a.m. Nov. 24, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Born May 14, 1911, in Allenville, daughter of the late Fred and Lulu Harmon Thompson, she was a member of the Illmo Baptist Church. Survivors include: one sister, Claudine Caldwell of Cape Girardeau; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews...
Shirley Rodgers (11/25/02)
PUXICO - Shirley Annette Rodgers, 65, died Nov. 24, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
William Corder (11/25/02)
ST. LOUIS - Pallbearers at services conducted Nov. 18 at Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis for William R. Corder, 50, of Sikeston, who died Nov. 13, 2002, were: Harold Winkler, Roy Ward Sr., Chris Garner, Junior Oakes, Randy Lacey and Joe Parish. Honorary pallbearers were: Ken Corder, Gary Corder Sr., William Corder Jr. and Gary Corder Jr...
Richard Roach (11/25/02)
MATTHEWS - Richard Roach, 72, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 2:01 a.m. Nov. 24, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 24, 1930, in Mississippi County, son of the late John and Rosie Evans Roach, he lived in Matthews since 1989. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired automotive worker...
Sadie Williams (11/25/02)
PARMA - Sadie Ethel Williams, 103, died Nov. 24, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Festus. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.