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Obituaries from May 2003

Velma Cannon (05/05/03)
DEXTER - Velma Lee Cannon, 97, died May 3, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 4, 1906, at Frisco, daughter of the late John C. and Nancy Boyt Snider, she was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Frisco. She was a bookkeeper for the J.P. Ross Cotton Company at Essex and member of Dexter Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 311...
Wade Husher (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Charles Wade Husher, 80, died May 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1922, in Crowder, son of the late Charlie and Alice Page Husher, he was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for the city of Sikeston before retiring...
Lynn Colley (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Lynn Allan Colley, 57, died May 4, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center...
Betty McNair (05/05/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Betty McNair, 71, formerly of Charleston, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Harley Wheatley (05/05/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harley Gene Wheatley, 62, died at 1:15 a.m. May 3, 2003, at his home. Born May 13, 1940, in New Madrid, son of the late Ed and Marie Thompson Wheatley, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a self-employed mechanic and of the Pentecostal belief...
Betty Nelson (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Betty Crouthers Nelson, 72, died May 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 22, 1930, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Pearl James and Ethel Campbell Stearns, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Harold Snider (05/05/03)
POWE - Harold Eugene Snider, 74, died May 3, 2003, at his home. Born April 12, 1929, at Bernie, son of the late James and Pearlie Mae White Snider, he was of the Southern Baptist belief and a former cabinet maker. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War...
Bill Stone (05/05/03)
BERNIE --Bill Stone, 67, died May 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 18, 1935, at Peach Orchard, son of the late Elmer "Ham" and Omega Nolen Stone, he was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church and Dexter Elks Lodge 2439. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a farmer...
Edward Gates (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Edward Brice Gates, 81, died at 10:05 a.m. May 3, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 22, 1921, in Peach Orchard, Ark., son of the late John William David and Margarete Whitson of Gates, he retired as a terminal manager for Agrico Chemical Co. and was a seaman 2nd class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent...
Frank Davis Sr. (05/05/03)
WEST PLAINS - Frank Shelby Davis Sr., 82, died at 10:10 a.m. May 3, 2003, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born May 25, 1920, in Charleston, son of the late Fred D. and Mabel Sterrett O'Conner Davis, he was a heavy equipment finish operator before retiring. He was a member of Union 513 and AmVets in West Plains...
Prominent Sikeston business man dies (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Jarrell D. Griffin, 73, died at 3:50 p.m. May 2, 2003, at the Mesa General Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. Born July 1, 1929, in Enola, Ark., son of the late William Henry and Gladys Matthews Griffin, he was a 2nd class petty officer with the U.S. ...
Emily Hale (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Emily S. Hale, 86, died at 4 a.m. May 3, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 19, 1917, in Kennett, daughter of the late Irvin D. and Lula Hutchens Smith, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for more than 50 years. ...
Helen Cox (05/06/03)
BERNIE - Helen Camille Cox, 88, died May 5, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 11, 1914, in Bernie, daughter of the late Sam D. and Minnie Glass Smith, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie. On Sept. 26, 1936, in St. Louis, she married Clarence D. Cox who preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1987...
Arts patron Lynn Colley, 57, dies (05/06/03)
SIKESTON - Lynn Allan Colley, 57, died May 4, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Oct. 31, 1945, in Sanford, Maine, son of Leonard Colley of Sikeston and the late Phyllis Treadwell Colley, he graduated in 1963 from Sikeston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Aaron Moultrie (05/06/03)
SIKESTON - Louis "Aaron" Moultrie, 86, died May 6, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Betty McNair (05/06/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Betty L. McNair, 71, formerly of Charleston, died at 3:30 a.m. May 5, 2003, at her home. Born Oct. 28, 1931, in Huron, Tenn., she was the daughter of Cloud Fesmire who died in 1933. She was raised by her mother, the late Mary Becham Fesmire Ervin and stepfather, the late James Ervin. ...
Deyton White (05/06/03)
CHAFFEE - Deyton Mark Paul White, infant son of Brian Cayce of Cape Girardeau and Nicole LuAnne White of Chaffee, died May 4, 2003, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born April 27, 2003, in Cape Girardeau. Other survivors include: one sister, Lexis White of Chaffee; his grandparents, John and Tonya Harrell and Danny White of Chaffee; and his great-grandparents, Paul and Betty Asbridge of Chaffee and Clara White of Cape Girardeau...
Renada White (05/06/03)
CHAFFEE - Renada White, 94, formerly of St Louis, died at 12:20 p.m. May 4, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Aug. 8, 1908, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Alfred Henry and Julia Dunn Browning, she was a floor supervisor for the Wagner Electric Corporation in St. Louis before retiring and member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Evelyn Atwill (05/06/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Evelyn V. Atwill, 85, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Harold Powers (05/06/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harold Powers, 89, died at 3:30 a.m. May 6, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Eula Murphy (05/06/03)
BERNIE - Eula Louise Murphy, 82, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Bob Banks (05/06/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bob Banks, 63, died May 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Martha Sheeley (05/07/03)
CHAFFEE - Martha Mae Sheeley, 82, died at 7:43 a.m. May 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 11, 1921, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Luther Lee ad Anna Johnson Arnold, she retired as a machine operator for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Delta and VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary in Chaffee...
Charlie Jones (05/07/03)
PUXICO - Charlie Jones, 72, died May 6, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, where visitation is scheduled for Friday evening.
Eula Murphy (05/08/03)
BERNIE - Eula Louise Murphy, 82, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Born Feb. 17, 1921, in Bernie, daughter of the late Essie George and Hattie Evelyn Bennett Bridges, she attended the Bernie Nazarene Church. Her husband, Jessie Leo Murphy, preceded her in death in December 1952...
Charlie Jones (05/08/03)
PUXICO - Charlie Jones, 72, died May 6, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born June 14, 1930, in Puxico, son of the late Ira and Verna Neighbors Jones, he was a lifelong resident of Puxico, where he attended the Apostolic Church...
Lloyd Rider (05/08/03)
CHARLESTON - Lloyd Rider, 49, died at 9 a.m. May 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Jane Seyer (05/07/03)
JACKSON - Jane L. Seyer, 46, died May 5, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 23, 1956, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Cornelius and Dorothy Halter Rolwing of Charleston, she graduated in 1974 from Charleston High School and was employed by Wal-Mart in Jackson for 24 years. A member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, she was a former chairperson with Wal-Mart for the Children's Miracle Network...
Fletcher Pounds (05/08/03)
DEXTER - Fletcher A. Pounds, 86, died May 7, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 19, 1916, in Ward, Ark., son of the late Jacob Levi and Gertrude May Anderson Pounds, he lived in Michigan and Lake Water, Fla., before moving to Dexter in 1997. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired as a Railway Express clerk and was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, Fla...
Charles LaValle (05/08/03)
NEW MADRID - Charles Edward LaValle Sr., 95, died May 5, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Sept. 22, 1907, in New Madrid, son of the late Jean Edward and Addie Congrove LaValle, he started farming in 1943 and was also an engineer and businessman. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church...
Kenneth Howard (05/08/03)
JACKSON -- Kenneth Ray Howard, 58, died at 10:16 p.m. May 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 23, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Dail and Louise Harper Howard, he was a real estate agent broker for Century 21 Heartland Realty in Jackson and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Chaffee. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of VFW Post 10495, American Legion Post 158 and Elks Lodge 409 in Jackson...
Camille Klein (05/08/03)
PLANO, Texas - Camille Zeringue Salins Klein, 59, died May 5, 2003, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, following a lengthy illness. Born June 1, 1943, in Donaldsonville, La., daughter of Evelyn Amedee Zeringue and the late Leon J. Zeringue Sr., she attended Catholic schools in Donaldsonville and graduated from the Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in New Orleans, La. ...
Aaron Moultrie (05/07/03)
SIKESTON - Louis Aaron Moultrie, 86, died May 6, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 15, 1917, in Obion County, Tenn., son of the late William Logan and Annie Emma Moultrie, he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ and Eagles Aerie 3319 in Sikeston. He worked for Sherwin-Williams and for Sikeston Paint and Wallpaper before retiring...
Evelyn Atwill (05/07/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Evelyn V. Atwill, 85, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 16, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late William McKinnley and Roberta Lane Greene, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Portageville, where she served as church treasurer, was a Sunday school teacher and past president of United Methodist Women. ...
Harold Powers (05/07/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harold A. Powers, 89, a lifetime farmer and livestock dealer, passed away May 6, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. The son of the late Arthur Powers and Myrtle Metheny Powers, he was born Dec. 17, 1913, near East Prairie. He had lived in Mississippi County his entire life, where he was a member of the First Christian Church...
John Makin (05/08/03)
MATTHEWS - John Richard Makin, 33, died at 9:53 p.m. May 6, 2003, in Matthews. Born May 23, 1969, in Orange City, Calif., son of John E. Makin of Florida and Deborah Derrick Napier of Avon Park, Fla., he was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews. He was a truck driver for the Sikeston Concrete Company...
Mary Apolinar (05/07/03)
ALMA, Kan. - Mary Apolinar, 95, died May 4, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Mo. Born April 19, 1908, in Mexico, daughter of the late Juan and Gregoria Rodriguez, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Alma. On June 23, 1928, in Topeka, she married Sebastian Apolinar who preceded her in death on May 9, 1988...
Roger Leveillee (05/07/03)
SPRINGFIELD - The Rev. Roger L. Leveillee, 53, died May 6, 2003, following an extended illness. Born March 30, 1950, in Providence, R.I., son of the late Donald O. and Estelle Larocque Leveillee, he was ordained for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau on June 9, 1979, by Bishop Bernard F. Law at the St. John the Baptist Church in West Warwick, R.I...
Shyrl Bradley (05/08/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Shyrl A. Bradley, 54, died at 9 a.m. May 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born March 24, 1949, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Lawrence McIllwain and Goldie Thresher McIllwain Watson, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a nurse for Dr. Gregorio Rodriguez in Charleston for the past 30 years...
Dorothy Pearson (05/07/03)
SIKESTON - Dorothy Marie Pearson, 58, died May 5, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 29, 1944, in Searcy, Ark., she was the daughter of J.D. and Tula Jackson Peters of Jacksonville, Ark. Her husband, Namon Lynn Pearson, preceded her in death...
Bobby Banks (05/07/03)
CATOASA, Okla. - Bobby Martin Banks, 63, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 6 a.m. May 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born June 19, 1939, in New Madrid County, Mo., son of the late Shirley Martin and Mildred Rosalie Blyzes Banks, he lived in Catoasa for many years and was a boilermaker...
Gilbert LeGrand (05/11/03)
BENTON - Gilbert Henry LeGrand, 79, died May 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 27, 1923, in New Hamburg, son of the late William A. and Lucy Grojean LeGrand, he owned and operated LeGrand's Tavern for 40 years, retiring in 1990. A lifelong resident of New Hamburg and Benton, he was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in New Hamburg, the Chamber of Commerce and American Legion Post 369. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Bobby Sullenger (05/11/03)
LILBOURN - Bobby Leon Sullenger, 66, died May 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 28, 1936, in Wardell, son of the late Herman and Helen Looney Sullenger, he was a retired farmer and member of American Legion Post 595 in New Madrid. He was also a member of the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Marston...
Shae Kuehle (05/11/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Shae Kuehle, 60, died May 9, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born April 8, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of Irene Anthony Kuehle of Wappapello and the late John W. Kuehle, he retired as a truck sales manager for the Cooney Equipment Company in Sikeston. He owned and operated the Lakeland Market at Wappapello. A member of the United Methodist Church at Wappapello and the Elks Lodge, he was a former member of the Army National Guard...
John Makin (05/11/03)
SIKESTON - Services scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for John Richard Makin, 33, of Matthews, who died May 6, 2003, will be: Gene Watson, Melvin Barnett, Mike Sullivan, Lucas Polk, Steven Lynn and Kenny Eftink. The Rev. Rodney Dunlap, pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery...
Rosemary Gault (05/11/03)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Rosemary Gault, 73, died May 8, 2003, at the Advance Care Hospital in Hot Springs. Born April 4, 1930, in Portageville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Donnie Edward White. She married Charles G. Gault in Portageville and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1993...
Mildred Pruett (05/09/03)
RED BANK, Tenn. - Mildred Pruett, 72, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 4 p.m. May 8, 2003, at her home. Born May 10, 1920, in Centerville, Tenn., daughter of the late Henry L. and Ethel A. Bailey Lewis, she retired from the Brown Shoe Co. in Charleston, Mo., and was of the Baptist belief...
Harold Putnam (05/09/03)
O'FALLON - Harold L. Putnam, 61, died May 5, 2003, in O'Fallon. Born Jan. 28, 1942, in Dexter, son of Vivian "Vip" Perry Putnam of Bernie and the late G.E. Putnam, he owned and operated K&K Pallets in Wright City and was a member of the Bernie Masonic Lodge. He was of the Baptist belief...
Virgie Banks (05/09/03)
HAYWOOD CITY - Virgie Lee "Sister" Banks, 83, died May 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 7, 1919, in Forrest City, Ark., daughter of the late Tommie and Julie Caruthers Sims, she lived in Missouri for more than 59 years. She was a member of New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church...
Rosemary Gault (05/09/03)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Rosemary Gault, 73, died May 8, 2003, at the Advance Care Hospital in Hot Springs. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo.
Mildred Heisserer (05/11/03)
ORAN - Mildred Heisserer, 85, died May 8, 2003, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 8, 1917, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Thomas and Velva Bradley Clark, she was chief operator for the Southeast Telephone Company in Fornfelt before retiring. She was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran...
Johnnnie Worley (05/11/03)
SIKESTON - Johnnie Worley, 86, died at 4 a.m. May 10, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Lloyd Rider (05/09/03)
CHARLESTON - Lloyd Hugo Rider Jr., 49, died at 9 a.m. May 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 23, 1953, in Granite City, Ill., son of the late Lloyd Hugo and Malinda Lucille Squires Rider Sr., he was a member of the Restored Hope Apostolic Church of Charleston. ...
Rrean Winters (05/12/03)
SIKESTON -- Rrean Winters, 79, died May 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 25, 1923, in Elbridge, Tenn., to the late Willie West and Mary Storey McCoy, she was a long-time member and Sunday school teacher at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Joshua Leggett (05/12/03)
JACKSON -- Joshua Lewis Wayne Leggett, infant son of Jessica Daniel Fellows of Jackson and Joshua Michael Leggett of Chaffee, died at birth May 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, survivors include: maternal grandparents, Allen and Kathy Fellows of Jackson; paternal grandmother, Mia Kaye Anglin of Chaffee; maternal great-grandparents, Ray and Raetta Kimbel and Andy and Mary Fellows of Jackson; and paternal great-grandparents, David and Diana McCormick of Chaffee.. ...
Gilbert LeGrand (05/12/03)
BENTON - Gilbert Henry LeGrand, 79, died May 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 27, 1923, in New Hamburg, son of the late William A. and Lucy Grojean LeGrand, he owned and operated LeGrand's Tavern for 40 years, retiring in 1990. A lifelong resident of New Hamburg and Benton, he was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton, the Chamber of Commerce and American Legion Post 369. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Anita Leonard (05/12/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Anita Leonard, 60, died May 10, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Billie Baker (05/12/03)
BAKER - Willie Marguerite "Billie" Burks Baker, 86, died May 10, 2003, in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 11, 1916, in Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late W.G. and Pearl Burks, she was active in political and religious organizations throughout her life, including the Suburban Garden Club, St. ...
Johnnie Worley (05/12/03)
SIKESTON -- Johnnie Lou Russell Worley, 86, died at 4 a.m. May 10, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 13, 1916 in Tupelo, Miss., to the late Fred Harrison and Mattie Lou Ivie, she had lived in Rochelle, Ill., most of her life moving to Sikeston in 1976. She was of Baptist belief...
Bruce Vaughn (05/13/03)
MOREHOUSE -- Samuel "Bruce" Vaughn, 62, died May 11, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 2, 1940, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late William and Katie Carroll Vaughn, he had lived in East Prairie most of his life before moving to Morehouse four years ago. He was a retired foreman with a dairy farm...
Andy Bess (05/13/03)
DEXTER -- Andrew Benjamin Bess, 81, died May 10, 2003, at John the J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 11, 1921, at Bloomfield, son of the late John and Ola Kelly Bess, he was employed by Roberts Plumbing and Heating in Poplar Bluff before retiring and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a 32nd degree Mason with the Dexter Masonic Lodge 532...
Anita Leonard (05/13/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Anita Mae Leonard, 60, died May 10, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Aug. 10, 1942, in Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Myrtle Ruth Ward Sutton. On Oct. 8, 1959, in Portageville, she married Doyle Leonard who survives of the home...
Anna Terry (05/13/03)
MATTHEWS -- Anna Lee Terry, 86, died May 7, 2003. Born Sept. 6, 1916, in Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Ella Penister. Survivors include: three nephews, Curtis Washington of Sikeston, William Penister of Gary, Ind., and James Penister Jr. of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and two nieces, Mae Ella Talbert and Anna Marie Penister of Pine Bluff...
Betty Brock (05/13/03)
SIKESTON - Betty Gayle Brock, 65, formerly of Charleston, passed away at 9:29 a.m. May 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1937, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late E. Ralph and Nola Wade Williams, she had attended Wesley United Methodist Church. A 1954 graduate of Charleston High School, she attended Murray State University in Murray, Ky. She had been a bookkeeper for Collins Music Co. and retired as bookkeeper for Plaza Tire Co...
Glen Perry Sr. (05/13/03)
BERTRAND - Glen Perry Sr., 72, died at 8:25 p.m. May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Thomas Alford (05/13/03)
MOREHOUSE -- Thomas E. Alford, 80, died at 9:45 p.m. May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 30, 1922, in Macrae, Ark., to the late Thomas Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Sanders Alford, he was a press operator for Potlatch for 22 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist belief...
Glen Perry Sr. (05/14/03)
BERTRAND - Glen A. Perry Sr., 72, died at 8:25 p.m. May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 23, 1930, in Senath, son of the late Charles William Perry and Flora Belle Parlimon Perry Eubanks, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was of the Baptist belief. After retiring as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy, he was a car salesman...
Thomas Alford (05/14/03)
MOREHOUSE -- Thomas E. Alford, 80, died at 9:45 p.m. May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 30, 1922, in Macrae, Ark., to the late Thomas Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Sanders Alford, he was a press operator for Potlatch for 22 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist belief...
Eris May (05/14/03)
CHARLESTON - Eris Naomi May, 80, died at 11 a.m. May 13, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 18, 1923, in Oakland, Ill., daughter of the late John Ozro and Elsie Harvey Lehr, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Bobby Prayor (05/15/03)
LaCENTER, Ky. -- Bobby Joe Prayor, 69, died at 1:10 p.m. May 14, 2003, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born Nov. 21, 1933, in Wyatt, Mo., son of the late Donald Eugene and Kathleen O'Connor Prayor, he had lived in Granite City, Ill., most of his life, where he was employed as a chef with Hullings Cafeteria. In 1993, he moved to Paducah and had lived at the Life Care Center in LaCenter for the past year. He was of the Catholic belief...
James Eakens (05/15/03)
MALDEN - James William "Tater" Eakens, 69, died May 12, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born March 20, 1934, in Tallapoosa, son of the late Lathie and Nona Kent Eakens, he was a member of Steelworkers Union Local 7686 and the First Southern Baptist Church in Risco. He was a ginner for the Campbell-Kirksey Cotton Gin for 21 years and also worked for Noranda Aluminum in Marston before retiring in 1996...
Margaret Martin (05/15/03)
CONRAN - Margaret Martin, 70, died May 14, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Margaret Martin (05/16/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Margaret Martin, 70, died May 14, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 26, 1933, in Portageville, daughter of the late Carl and Dora Harp Ray, she owned and operated Gary's BBQ in Portageville and was a member of the Conran Baptist Church...
Lottie Byrd (05/15/03)
SIKESTON - Lottie Lora Byrd, 84, died May 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, of injuries sustained in a fall at her home. Born Dec. 4, 1918, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Harrison and Allie Taylor Spradlin, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. She was a self-employed beautician and had also been employed by the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston before retiring...
Zelpha Garrett (05/15/03)
DEXTER - Zelpha Garrett, 88, died May 14, 2003, at Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Nov. 12, 1914, in Indiana, daughter of the late Henry and Ada Hayes Harris, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter and had been a clerk for Stovall's Department Store in Dexter...
Rosemary Hitt (05/16/03)
ADVANCE - Rosemary Eakin Hitt, 76, died May 14, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born March 28, 1927, at Allenville, daughter of the late Robert and Mary "Louise" Deimund Eakin, she was a library assistant for Advance schools for many years. She was of the Jehovah's Witnesses belief and attended the Cape South Kingdom Hall...
Twylia Walls (05/16/03)
LILBOURN - Twylia Dawn Walls, 21, died May 15, 2003, near Risco. Born April 26, 1982, in Poplar Bluff, she was the daughter of Mary Jane Reece Walls of Lilbourn and Billy Joe Walls Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of Lilbourn and member of the Spoonville Baptist Church in Malden...
Larry Clark (05/18/03)
SPRINGFIELD -- Albert "Larry" Clark, 49, died May 15, 2003, at his home. Born July 22, 1953, in Malden, son of Albert Harvey "Curley" Clark of Dexter and the late Fern Hartline Clark, he attended Dexter Public Schools and worked as a truck driver before operating a motorcycle shop until his death. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had lived in Dexter until 1987 when he moved to Springfield...
Wade Gurley (05/18/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Wade A. Gurley, 62, died May 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Aug. 31, 1940, in Sikeston, son of the late Ralph and Verna Dubois Gurley, he was a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad, formerly the Cotton Belt Railroad. He was a member of the Elks and served with the National Guard...
Robert Hall (05/18/03)
ST. PETERS - Robert G. Hall, 79, died May 15, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Festus, son of the late Archibald R. and Maude E. McQueary Hall, he was an electrical mechanic and was employed by Noranda Aluminum for 15 years before retiring. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a Mason and member of the Order of the Eastern Star in New Madrid...
Sally Karraker (05/19/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ella LaDon "Sally" Karraker, 75, died at 5:11 a.m. May 17, 2003, at the Ratlif Care Center. Born Oct. 5, 1927, in Ancell, daughter of the late Otto and Ella Young Summers, she was a member of VFW Post 3838 Ladies Auxiliary of Cape Girardeau...
John Daniels (05/19/03)
DOSWELL, Va. - Johnny Dale "John" Daniels, 52, died May 11, 2003. Born Oct. 12, 1950, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Isabelle Daniels of Essex, Mo., and the late Leonard Daniels, he served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. His wife, Charlotte R. Daniels, survives of the home...
Lindy Castleberry (05/19/03)
BERTRAND - Charles Lindy Castleberry, 75, died May 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Dorothy Putnam (05/19/03)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Lee Waller Putnam, 84, died at 2:02 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Ill. Born July 27, 1918, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Minnie Sue McLain Waller, she graduated from Sikeston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State Teacher's College in Cape Girardeau. ...
Jackie Sparks (05/19/03)
SIKESTON - Jacquelyn C. "Jackie" Sparks, 75, died at 10:50 a.m. May 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 28, 1927, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Cleo Freeman and Margaret Wilkins Cain, she graduated in 1945 from Morehouse High School. ...
Willie Reese (05/20/03)
DEXTER -- Willie R. Reese, 77, died May 19, 2003, at his home. Born June 4, 1925, in Dexter, son of the late William Hamilton and Emma Asilee McFarlan Reese, he had lived in Dexter most of his life, where he was a retired farm worker and affiliated with the Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Blinded Veterans of America...
Thomas Rendleman (05/19/03)
BELL CITY - Thomas Harris Rendleman Sr., 92, died May 17, 2003, at his home. Born March 22, 1911, in Ullin, Ill., son of the late Gabriel and Georgia Goodman Rendleman, he graduated in 1931 from Bell City High School and was a retired farmer. A member of the Bell City United Methodist Church for more than 68 years, he was also a charter member of the Bell City Rotary Club...
Joseph DeLisle (05/19/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joseph Alphonse DeLisle, 88, died May 19, 2003, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Bob McCord Jr. (05/19/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Sikeston for Robert "Bob" McCord Jr., 78, who died May 17, 2003, will be: Rick Huls, Mike Todt, Mike Hogan, Steve Hodges, Rob Mitchell and Leon Eftink...
Lindy Castleberry (05/20/03)
BERTRAND -- Charles Lindy Castleberry, 75, died at 3:12 p.m. May 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 30, 1927, in McMullin, son of the late Carroll and Claudia Smith Castleberry, he had worked for the Missouri State Highway Department as the Mississippi County area supervisor until his retirement. A member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston, he had served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War...
Jackie Sparks (05/20/03)
SIKESTON -- Active pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jacquelyn C. "Jackie" Sparks, 75, who died May 18, 2003, will be: Tim Geske, Andy Geske, Fred Geske, Dustin Benfield, David Hough and Steve Lambert. Honorary pallbearers will be: C.L. Davis, William B. Sparks, Tom Davis and Dennis Sparks...
Joseph DeLisle (05/20/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joseph Alphonse DeLisle, 88, died May 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 23, 1915, in Portageville, son of the late Alphonse and Mary O'Conner DeLisle, he entered Benedictine College in Atchinson, Kan., in 1936 and obtained a business degree from St. ...
Joe Dodgen (05/20/03)
CARROLLTON - Joe A. Dodgen, 66, died May 18, 2003, at his home in Carrollton. Born April 13, 1937 in Lonoke, Ark., the son of the late Wesley and Beatrice Dodgen. He graduated from Charleston High School and the University of Missouri and served six years in the National Guard Reserves. ...
Twylia Walls (05/20/03)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Twylia Dawn Walls, 21, who died May 15, 2003, were: Jimmy Smith, Keith Lalk, Randy Eakens, John Allen, Jeremy Sills and Ed Burge.
Edgar Benson (05/20/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Edgar Wayne Benson, 67, died at 5:50 p.m. May 19, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 27, 1935, in Commerce, son of Oshel Benson of Michigan and Lillian Coble Green of Jackson, he was a port captain on barge lines...
Adella Schmitt (05/20/03)
CHAFFEE -- Adella Schmitt died May 19, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Albert Clark (05/20/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Albert Larry Clark, 49, who died May 15, 2003, were: David Miller, Mel Atteberry, Brent Gibson, Josh Hester, Wade Pippin and Steve Mayfield.
Catherine McCormick (05/20/03)
CHARLESTON -- Catherine C. McCormick, 97, died at 11:15 a.m. May 19, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Marcella Lankheit (05/21/03)
CHARLESTON - Marcella Catherine Lankheit, 88, died at 11:15 a.m. May 20, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Aug. 19, 1914, in Kelso, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Essner Ressel, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and charter member of the St. Henry Quilting Club...
William Shaw (05/21/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - William J. Shaw, 84, died at 3:20 a.m. May 21, 2003, at the Three Rivers Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Willie Hawkins Sr. (05/21/03)
ORAN - Willie C. Hawkins Sr., 73, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:05 am. May 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 8, 1929, in Darling, Miss., son of the late Hattie Hawkins, he was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and usher. He was employed by the Sikeston Motor Company for nearly 29 years before retiring...
Lindy Castleberry (05/21/03)
BERTRAND -- Active pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston for Lindy Castleberry, 76, who died May 18, 2003, will be: Walter Brewer, Charles Campbell, Max Carlyle, Charles Isbell, Brian Manley and Mike Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be: Kevin Castleberry, Brad Castleberry, Tyler Isbell, Devin Isbell, Walker Isbell and Blade Herron...
Adella Schmitt (05/21/03)
CHAFFEE -- Adella Mary Schmitt, 83, died at 10:42 p.m. May 19, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 2, 1920, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Herman Joseph and Mary Amelia Scherer Glueck, she was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose in Chaffee...
Tom Pearsall (05/21/03)
DEXTER -- Frederick Thomas "Tom" Pearsall, 82, died May 19, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born July 2, 1920, at Pontiac, Mich., son of the late Lee and Sophia Eurick Pearsall, he was a former employee for General Motors Co. in Pontiac. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of VFW Post 1008 in Waterford, Mich...
Roy Whitney (05/21/03)
CHARLESTON - Roy Lee Whitney, 44, died unexpectedly May 9, 2003, in East St. Louis, Ill. Born Dec. 31, 1958, in Charleston, he was the son of Ollie Mae Whitney of Charleston and Theodore "Red" Whitney of Chicago, Ill. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one daughter, Kizzie Whitney of Chicago; and four brothers, Jerry Whitney, Donnie Whitney and Dennis Whitney of Charleston and Terry Whitney of Kalamazoo, Mich...
L.J. Johnson (05/21/03)
LILBOURN -- Louis "L.J." Johnson, 62, died May 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 7, 1931, in Mississippi, son of the late Chillis and Caroline Johnson, he was an associate minister at the New Life, New Beginning World Outreach Center...
Robert Gaede (05/01/03)
DEXTER - Robert A. Gaede, 78, died April 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1925, in Summer, Iowa, son of the late August A. and Marian Vanauken Gaede, he was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter. A retired shipping foreman for Purolator Products in Dexter, he served with the U.S. Army in World War II and was a member of the American Legion...
Ronald Watson (05/03/03)
ST. CHARLES - Ronald D. Watson, 39, died April 30, 2003, at the St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. Born Dec. 3, 1963, in St. Louis, son of Shelby Green Monroe of Bloomfield and the late Eual Jewel Watson, he was a lifelong resident of the St. Charles area...
Max Miller (05/03/03)
SIKESTON - Retired Lt. Col. Max R. Miller, 81, died April 30, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margaret Holder (05/03/03)
SCOTT CITY - Margaret Bridgett Holder, 88, died at 9:15 a.m. April 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 8, 1914, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of the late Sidney Fost and Rose Phillips Johnston, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for 20 years...
Carros Worley (05/03/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Carros Elizabeth Worley, 60, died April 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 20, 1942, in Fairview, daughter of the late William Lawrence and Velma Mae Jackson Evans Sr., she lived in St. Charles for 25 years and moved to Bloomfield two years ago. She was a member of the First Christian Church...
Beffie Mouser (05/01/03)
ST. LOUIS - Beffie Mouser, 66, died April 30, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Allie Tate (05/01/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Allie Jowers Tate died May 1, 2003, at the Gideon Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Winifred Meeks (05/01/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Winifred Meeks, 68, who died April 27, 2003, will be: Gilbert Wheeler, Lee Wheeler, T.J. Shoffner, Jeff Shoffner, Charles F. Meeks and Charles N. Meeks. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Carolyn Long (05/21/03)
MARSTON - Carolyn Denise Long, 41, died May 16, 2003, at her home. Born July 13, 1961, in Sikeston, daughter of Bernice Crawford Harris of Cape Girardeau and the late Robert Harris, she was a member of Lighthouse Outreach Ministries. On Sept. 20, 2002, she married Reginald Long who survives of the home...
Catherine McCormick (05/22/03)
CHARLESTON - Catherine C. McCormick, 97, died at 11:15 a.m. May 19, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 11, 1905, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Charles Clarence and Barbara Belle Griffith Chamberlain, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. A member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston, she was a teacher in Charleston and rural schools until retiring. Following her retirement, she becae actively involved in the hobby of making ceramics...
Brands -- Jenkins (05/03/03)
GORDONVILLE -- Stephen and Kaye Brands have announced the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Catherine, to Richard Wayne Jenkins, son of Guy and Linda Jenkins of Sikeston. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School and is pursuing a degree in social work at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is employed with Superior Advertising and Marketing in Gordonville...
W.R. Wing (05/03/03)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - William Ralph "W.R." Wing, 79, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 1 p.m. May 1, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 2, 1923, in Lake City, Ark., son of the late Jimmy Marion Wing and Ollie Craft Wing Smith, he owned Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises in Tupelo, Starkville and Meridian, Miss., before retiring. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was also a member of the Germantown Church of Christ...
Edith Guthrie (05/21/03)
MARQUAND -- Edith Lorene Perry Guthrie, 88, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Born Aug. 14, 1914, in Elaine, Ark., daughter of the late John Benjamin and Lucy Jane Evans Perry, she was of the Baptist belief and was a retired school teacher. On Feb. 12, 1932, in Marianna, Ark., she married R.D. Guthrie who preceded her in death...
John Clodfelter (05/21/03)
BERNIE -- John L. Clodfelter, 79, died May 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 21, 1924, in Hope, Ark., son of the late Asa and Ada Elizabeth Kelley Clodfelter, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie and a farmer. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Masonic Lodge 573...
William Shaw (05/22/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - William J. Shaw, 84, formerly of Piedmont and St. Louis, died at 3:20 a.m. May 21, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 27, 1918, in Caruthersville, son of the late William Dewey and Florence Truett Shaw, he was a deputy sheriff with the St. Louis Sheriff's Department for 20 years. He was of the Protestant belief...
Gary Woods Sr. (05/21/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gary Wayne Woods Sr., 58, died at 8:20 p.m. May 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Buddy Alberson (05/22/03)
ESSEX - Buddy Alberson, 87, died May 20, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 12, 1916, in Matthews, son of the late James Henry and Laura Alice Marker Alberson, he was a lifelong resident of Essex. He and Wilma Jean Sanders were married in Arkansas and she preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 1996...
Clinton Davis (05/22/03)
DEXTER - Clinton Davis, 96, died May 22, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gary Woods Sr. (05/22/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gary Wayne Woods Sr., 58, died at 8:20 p.m. May 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 13, 1945, in East Prairie, son of Dimple Marie Harden Woods of East Prairie and the late Neal E. Woods, he was a self-employed carpenter and lifelong resident of East Prairie...
Kit Henderson (05/03/03)
DONIPHAN - Verna Christine "Kit" Henderson, 81, died April 30, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 9, 1921, in Doniphan, son of the late Bill and Ida Mock Hill, she was a member of the Doniphan Church of Christ and VFW Post 3485 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a salesperson for Montgomery Ward in Poplar Bluff for many years before retiring...
Max Miller (05/03/03)
SIKESTON - Retired Lt. Col. Max Robert Miller, 80, died April 30, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 23, 1923, in Puxico, son of the late Ethridge and Nettie Patterson Miller, he retired as a lieutenant colonel pilot and staff officer with the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 310 in Sikeston, VFW Post 4294 in Charleston and of the Disabled American Veterans...
Bert Minton (05/03/03)
DEXTER -- Bert Farmer Minton, 85, died May 1, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter. Born May 24, 1917, at Dexter, son of the late Marion T. and Stella Farmer Minton, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a former heavy equipment operator, a real estate agent with McFaw Land Co. ...
Lorene Fairweather (05/03/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lorene Fairweather, 83, who died April 28, 2003, were: Jack Brock, Tom Howard, Jack Taylor, Orville Skalsky and Carl Bogle.
Virginia Riley (05/03/03)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Virginia Ann Riley, 74, died May 1, 2003, at her home, as she requested, surrounded and cared for by her family and friends. Born Oct. 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Mary Justine Ransburgh. "Mama Riley" dedicated her life to working with children, the American Red Cross, Girl Scouts of America, Bible school, public schools and countless other activities. ...
Virginia Riley (05/04/03)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Virginia Ann Riley, 74, died May 1, 2003, at her home, as she requested, surrounded and cared for by her family and friends. Born Oct. 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Mary Justine Ransburgh. "Mama Riley" dedicated her life to working with children, the American Red Cross, Girl Scouts of America, Bible school, public schools and countless other activities. ...
Shortie Johnson (05/03/03)
DES MOINES, Iowa - Willie "Shortie" Johnson, 54, died April 24, 2003. Born Feb. 28, 1949, in Charleston, Mo., son of the late Cam Willie and Mable Lee Johnson, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include: three daughters, Dorothy Kee of Columbia, Rashawn Lovejoy and Lisa Lee of Des Moines; five sons, William Johnson of Columbia and Ronald Moore, Willie Dawson, James Gonzales and Tanzell Johnson of Des Moines; two stepsons, Shawn Moore and James Dawson of Des Moines; two brothers, Floyd Johnson of Newton, Iowa, and Joseph Johnson of Columbia; three sisters, Virginia Johnson of Cairo, Ill., and Teola Wright and Martha Ann Dobbins of Columbia; and several grandchildren.. ...
Mella Batts (05/03/03)
SIKESTON - Mella Quay Batts, 62, died May 1, 2003, at her home. Born March 9, 1941, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late James Turner and Waymon Mary Louise Brewer Copous, she was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of the Bement Baptist Church...
Bessie Mouser (05/03/03)
HAZELWOOD - Bessie Ruth Mouser, 68, died April 30, 2003, at her home. Born Jan. 22, 1935, at Avert, she was a former waitress for Holiday Inn and was of the General Baptist belief. On May 21, 1951, at Piggott, Ark., she married James J. Mouser who survives of the home...
Elizabeth Strickland (05/23/03)
KELSO - Elizabeth Harbour Strickland, 64, died at 6:03 a.m. May 22, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 4, 1938, in Jackson, Miss., daughter of the late James Kirk and Annie May Presley Slawson, she was a member of the Commerce Baptist Church. On May 8, 1960, in Jackson, Miss., she married Jesse Eugene Strickland who survives of the home...
Louis Barnes (05/25/03)
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - Louis Cletus Barnes, 81, died at 1:15 a.m. May 22, 2003, at Pinecrest Manor. Born Dec. 25, 1922, in Christian County, Ky., son of the late Ruby Davis Barnes, he was a city mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the National Letter Carriers Association and Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville...
Clint Davis (05/25/03)
DEXTER - Clint Davis, 96, died May 22, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born March 6, 1907, in Reynoldsville, Ill., son of the late William Walter and Alice Stokes Davis, he was of the Baptist belief. He had been employed by the General Box Co. in Detroit, Mich...
Wanda Bolden (05/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Wanda Maxine Bolden, 78, died at 2:20 p.m. May 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 3, 1924, in Dogwood, daughter of the late Leonard and Effie Mae Heath Baker, she was a sales clerk at Wright's Jewelry and Moore's Hardware. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, she was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star 137 and Ladies Bingo Club...
Andrew Trammell (05/23/03)
GRINNELL, Iowa - Andrew Wayne Trammell, 25, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died May 21, 2003, in Donnellson of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Nov. 23, 1977, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Pamela Hodder Trammell and Gary Wayne Trammell of Dexter, he graduated in 2001 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. He was a claims adjuster for the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co...
Harold Reinbott (05/25/03)
MORLEY -- Harold William Reinbott, 88, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:15 a.m. May 24, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 9, 1914, in Homestead, Fla., son of the late Charles and Clara Chaney Reinbott, he was a custodian with the Sikeston Public Schools and a member of the Morley Church of Christ...
Jimmie Emerson (05/23/03)
MORLEY - Memorial graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley for James Eugene "Jimmie" Emerson, 63, of Sikeston, who died Feb. 11, 2003, at his home, following a brief battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease)...
Jarrell Griffin (05/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Jarrell D. Griffin, 73, died at 3:50 p.m. May 2, 2003, at the Mesa General Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. A retired banker, Griffin was a well-known Sikeston businessman. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Laura Mansker (05/27/03)
CHAFFEE - Laura F. Mansker, 84, died at 5:10 a.m. May 25, 2003, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Emmett Leroy and Bertha Elizabeth Cato McBride, she was a member of the General Baptist Church and VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary in Chaffee...
Bonnie Jean Hisaw (05/27/03)
PUXICO - Bonnie Jean Hisaw, 65, died May 25, 2003, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born July 14, 1937, in Kinder to the late Claude and Mable Way Townsend, she had lived in the Puxico area her entire life. A 1955 graduate of Puxico High School, she worked as a seamstress at Columbia Sportswear in Chaffee and attended the Brown General Baptist and the Kinder Chapel churches...
Ruby Davis (05/27/03)
ESSEX - Ruby Ester Davis, 91, died May 26, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1912, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late John Elexander and Effie McMann Volz, she was a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church in Essex and was a teacher and librarian for the Richland School District before retiring...
Ralph Messmore (05/27/03)
ACORN RIDGE - Ralph E. Messmore, 85, died May 24, 2003, at his home near Acorn Ridge. Born Nov. 8, 1917, at Sullivan, Ill., to the late Frank and Lucy Waggoner Messmore, he retired in 1961 as a captain in the U.S. Army after serving his country for 23 years, including in World War II and the Korean War. He moved to Acorn Ridge following his retirement...
Clarence R. Still (05/27/03)
DEXTER - Clarence R. Still, 73, died May 23, 2003, at his home in Dexter. Born April 20, 1930, in Poplar Bluff to the late Jown W. and Pearl Mae Harrold Still, he moved to Dexter in 1994. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served three tours in Germany along with tours in Korea, Vietnam and Panama. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter...
Lois Patterson (05/27/03)
VICTORIA, Texas - Lois Ann Dismuke Patterson, 63, died May 23, 2003, in Bastrop. Born May 16, 1940, in Holcomb, Mo., daughter of the late Bardis C. and Jo Ann Ewing Dismuke Sr., she had been a nurse at the Silver Pines Nursing Home. Survivors include: one daughter, Leda Jo Smith of Deer Park; four sons, Samuel Dean Patterson Jr. ...
Jean Neal (05/27/03)
ORAN - Jean Neal, 67, died May 24, 2003, at her home. Born July 11, 1935, in Oran, daughter of Merl Ponder Carter of Oran and the late Buford "Windy" Carter, she retired as the city collector for Oran and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran, where she served as a Sunday school superintendent and secretary. ...
Cora Barrett (05/27/03)
CHAFFEE - Cora C. Barrett, 79, died May 26, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Jimmie Jackson (05/27/03)
DEXTER - Jimmie Dale Jackson, 57, died May 24, 2003, at the University Hospital in Madison, Wis. Born April 9, 1946, in Kennett, son of the late Elvis Grady and Susie McDonald Jackson, he retied from the U.S. Navy where he was a data systems technician and recruiter...
George Albrecht (05/27/03)
SCOTT CITY - George J.L. Albrecht died May 24, 2003, at his home, after a battle with cancer. George Julius Louis Albrecht, the son of the late Edna Roth and Louis Albrecht, was born July 18, 1924. He was a dairy farmer for more than 50 years and was co-owner of Albrecht Dairy forms. Albrecht hosted the Girl Scout Day Camp on his farm for several years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong member of Eisleben Lutheran Church, where he held many offices...
Mollie Lee (05/04/03)
HARDIN, Ky. - Mollie Lee, 89, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 7:15 p.m. May 2, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 26, 1913, at Osceola, Ark., daughter of the late George and Lillie O'Brien Worsley, she was raised by her aunt, Hattie Worsley Fisher. ...
Harold Reinbott (05/27/03)
MORLEY - Pallbearers at services conducted 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Harold William Reinbott, 88, who died May 24, 2003, were: Aaron Wagoner, Chuck Reinbott, Allen Dugan, Bobby Reinbott, Rick Crowell and Stanley McCollough.
Mary Rudd (05/04/03)
SIKESTON - Mary Jean Rudd, 25, died May 2, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 8, 1977, in Kennett, daughter of Allen McCallister of Holcomb and Donna Cureton of Sikeston, she worked as a dispatcher for Freedom Taxi in Sikeston. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one son, Tobias Johnson of Sikeston; two daughters, Taylor Rudd of New Madrid and McKenzie of Scott City; three brothers, Casey Cureton of Sikeston, Christopher Radin of Bell City and Jason Radin of Rolla; two sisters, Lacey Cureton and Crystal Radin of Sikeston; and four aunts and five uncles.. ...
Willie Reese (05/23/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Willie R. Reese, 77, who died May 19, 2003, were: J.D. Reese, Billy Monroe, Christopher Reese, Aaron Reese, David Reese and Justin Million.
Francis Denning (05/23/03)
CHARLESTON - Francis Warren Denning, 82, died at 6:35 p.m. May 22, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 31, 1921, in East Prairie, son of the late James Orb and Hattie Lee McClanahan Denning, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired carpenter and of the Protestant belief...
Buddy Alberson (05/23/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Buddy Alberson, 87, who died May 20, 2003, were: Ernie Williams, Delbert Sanders, Dale Sanders, Terry Duncan, Steve Sanders and Danny Williams.
Clarence Still (05/25/03)
DEXTER -- Clarence R. Still, 73, died May 23, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margaret Patterson (05/04/03)
SIKESTON - Margaret A. Patterson, 78, died May 2, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 7, 1924, in Clarence, daughter of the late Arthur and Mayme Clay Maupin, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and was a retired health care worker...
Scotty Patterson (05/28/03)
SANGER, Calif. - Scotty Moore Patterson, 74, died May 23, 2003, in California. Born Feb. 9, 1929, in Tennessee, son of the late J.E. and Dixie Caldwell Patterson, he was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marines. Survivors include: four daughters, Nancy Stoeckel and Pat Golden of Sanger, Kathy Hammers of Fresno and Anna Holmes of Mississippi; one son, Scottie Dale Patterson of Portageville, Mo.; and 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren...
Wanda Bolden (05/28/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Wanda Maxine Bolden, 78, who died May 23, 2003, were: Greg Price, Scott Price, Kelly Howell, Gary Williams, Randy Bolden and John Payton.
Ruby Sharp (05/28/03)
BERTRAND - Ruby Mae Sharp, 62, died May 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 19, 1940, in Charleston, daughter of the late Joseph and Georgia Smith Taylor, she was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Charleston, where she was secretary and a member of the senior choir...
Cora Barrett (05/28/03)
CHAFFEE -- Cora Christine Barrett, 80, died at 4:45 p.m. May 26, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 6, 1923, in Painton, daughter of the late Ben and Lottie St. Cin Elfrank, she was a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee. On March 15, 1941, at Bell City, she married Cecil Raymond Barrett who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1988...
Dora Grady (05/28/03)
DEXTER - Dora Grady, 86, died May 27, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Wanda Hamlin (05/28/03)
SIKESTON - Wanda "Doodie" Hamlin, 69, died at 9:45 a.m. May 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1934, in LaValle to the late Thomas J. Hamlin and Opal Lee Smith Hamlin Maack and was a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church...
Mella Batts (05/04/03)
SIKESTON - Mella Quay Batts, 62, died May 1, 2003, at her home. Born March 9, 1941, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late James Turner and Waymon Mary Louise Brewer Copous, she was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of the Bement Baptist Church...
Bill Stone (05/04/03)
BERNIE - Bill Stone, 67, died May 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Harley Wheatley (05/04/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Harley Wheatley died at approximately 2 a.m. May 3, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Allie Tate (05/04/03)
GIDEON - Allie Jowers Tate, 86, died May 1, 2003, at the Gideon Care Center. Born Jan. 14, 1917, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Agnes Mooney Jowers. On Feb. 11, 1939, in Portageville, she married Thomas Albert Tate who preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1974...
Grace Horrell (05/28/03)
CHAFFEE -- Grace Marie Pruitt Horrell, 79, died May 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Ronald Watson (05/04/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ronald D. Watson, 39, who died April 30, 2003, were: Darrell Ray, Johnny McCulley, Roger Grubbs, Ronnie Reynolds, Kevin Cook and Henry Putney.
Emily Hale (05/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Emily S. Hale, 86, died May 3, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Everett Chidester (05/29/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Everett Allan Chidester, 86, died May 28, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Feb. 26, 1917, in Bell City, son of the late Henry and Pearl Sanders Chidester, he retired as custodian for the Hayti Water Plant. In December 1934, he married Dorothy Dollins who preceded him in death...
Harry Linebaugh (05/29/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harry H. Linebaugh, 96, died at midnight May 28, 2003, at his son's home. Born Sept. 18, 1906, in Mississippi County, son of the late Samuel and Nina Brooks Linebaugh, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief...
Trevor Neal (05/29/03)
ST. LOUIS - Trevor Terale Neal, 19, died unexpectedly May 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 10, 1984, in Dexter, son of George E. Brown of Sikeston and Charlotte Neal Warren of St. Louis, he graduated from Shefield High School in Memphis, Tenn...
Dora Grady (05/29/03)
DEXTER - Dora Marine Grady, 87, died May 27, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 22, 1916, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Thomas Nadell and Nancy Brewer Hopper, she was of the Baptist belief. On Feb. 16, 1952, at Flint, Mich., she married Chester Paul Grady who preceded her in death on March 11, 1986...
Airlean Peat (05/29/03)
BELL CITY -- Airlean Walker "Al" Peat, 72, died May 25, 2003, at her home. Born Oct. 12, 1930, in Bell City, daughter of the late Burke and Gertrude Reed Walker, she was a member of the New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Haywood City. In 1951, she married Willie Peat who survives of the home...
Terry Hatchel (05/29/03)
CARAWAY, Ark. - Terry Hatchel, 67, died May 27, 2003, at Jonesboro. Born Oct. 21, 1935, in Stoddard County, Mo., son of the late James and Dora Elizabeth Cox Hatchel, he was of the Baptist belief. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired independent truck driver and member of the American Legion...
Wanda Hamlin (05/29/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Wanda "Doodie" Hamlin, 69, who died May 27, 2003, will be: Eric Kesler, Chad Kesler, Louis Watkins, Jeff Nagy, Scott Allender and Brandon Allen. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens at Morley...
Grace Horrell (05/30/03)
CHAFFEE - Grace Marie Horrell, 79, died at 1:42 p.m. May 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 15, 1923, in East Prairie, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosie Lee Smith Williams. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles E. Pruitt and her second husband, Charles Horrell...
Marshall Vowels (05/30/03)
DEXTER - Marshall Vowels, 74, died May 29, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
George Lovins (05/29/03)
DEXTER - George Daril Lovins, 68, died May 28, 2003, following a lengthy illness. Born April 16, 1935, at Moccasin Hollow, son of the late Hollie Andrew and BelaMae Jordan Lovins Printz, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. He owned and operated C&L Orchards in Dexter...
Carl Rogers (05/30/03)
SCOTT CITY - Carl Harris Rogers, 73, died at 9:10 a.m. May 29, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 19, 1929, in Blodgett, son of the late Thomas Charles and Stella Mae Belt Rogers, he was a railroad agent for the Cotton Belt Railroad. ...
Roger Clark (05/30/03)
CARDWELL - Roger Dale Clark, 49, died May 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Joe Jenkins (05/30/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Joe C. Jenkins, 68, died at 5:41 a.m. May 28, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1935, in Neelyville, son of the late Clarence Layton and Lola Beatrice Berry Jenkins, he retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a military police officer and was of the Baptist belief. After his retirement, he owned and operated a business in Colorado before returning to East Prairie in 2001...
Bill Crabb (05/30/03)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Bill Crabb, 76, formerly of Parma, Mo., died at 1:34 p.m. May 28, 2003, at the Medco Center of Paducah. Born May 29, 1926, in Parma, son of the late L.F. and Anna Mae Rose Crabb, he was a school bus driver in Southeast Missouri before retiring. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist belief...
Victor Shaver (05/30/03)
SIKESTON - Victor Shaver, 74, died at 3:25 p.m. May 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 25, 1929, in Ingram, Ark., son of the late Joe and Edna Meredith Shaver, he was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. He was a surveyor with the Missouri State Highway Department for 25 years and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Norma Jarrell (05/29/03)
DEXTER - Norma Jean Jarrell, 56, died May 28, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 4, 1947, in Marble Hill, daughter of the late Joseph A. and Nancy Kirkpatrick Rhodes, she lived in Dexter since 1970, where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Lavonne Gosnell (05/29/03)
CHAFFEE - Lavonne L. Gosnell, 64, died at 12:17 a.m. May 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 2, 1938, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Virginia Lee Henley, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee...
Brae McKinney (05/29/03)
SIKESTON - Brae Shondell McKinney, 22, died May 22, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Carlisle, Ark. Born Oct. 19, 1980, in Hayti, son of Carol McKinney and Sammy Triblett of Sikeston, he attended New Madrid County Central High School. He had been employed by Ryan's Family Steakhouse and was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Bonnie Hisaw (05/29/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Bonnie Jean Hisaw, 65, who died May 25, 2003, were: Mike Townsend, Dennis Daniel, Curtis Daniel, John Daniel, Paul Cookson and Art Norris.
Wallee Baker (05/29/03)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - Wallee Henry Baker, 80, formerly of Bell City, Mo., died May 25, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Born Oct. 31, 1922, in Darling, Miss., daughter of the late George Howard and Carrie Travis Henry, she lived in Missouri for more than 76 years before moving to East St. ...
Grace Horrell (05/29/03)
CHAFFEE - Grace Marie Horrell, 79, died at 1:42 p.m. May 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 15, 1923, in East Prairie, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosie Lee Smith Williams. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles E. Pruitt and her second husband, Charles Horrell...
Irma Inman (05/29/03)
NEW MADRID - Irma Lee Inman, 72, died May 27, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 23, 1930, in Alabama, daughter of the late James Knight and Addie Nelson Knight Patterson, she was a waitress before retiring. She was preceded in death by one son, Joe Allen Williams; and one sister, Ann Bernice Knight...
James Hyslop (05/29/03)
BLOOMFIELD - James Calvin Hyslop, 77, died May 28, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 28, 1925, near Bloomfield, son of the late Roy and Ethel Wright Hyslop, he was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield community. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a school bus driver for 12 years for Bloomfield Public Schools and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Hills Church near Bloomfield...