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Obituaries from July 2003

Margaret Ray (07/01/03)
SIKESTON - Margaret B. Ray, 86, died at 8:10 a.m. June 30, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 27, 1916, in Crowder, daughter of the late James Walton and Clara Belle Baugher Beavers, she was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She had been a sales clerk for the Clinton-Baugher Store...
Ruby Mills (07/01/03)
SIKESTON - Ruby Mills, 72, died June 30, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
John Lane (07/02/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Allen Lane, 32, died June 30, 2003, at Poplar Bluff. DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Bill Hampton (07/02/03)
DEXTER - Bill Hampton, 53, a resident of Dexter died July 2, 2003 at the emergency room of Missouri Southern Healthcare. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Mary LaMar (07/02/03)
CHAFFEE - Mary Lovina LaMar, 87, died July 1, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Ruby Mills (07/02/03)
SIKESTON - Ruby Lois Mills, 73, died at 5:05 p.m. June 30, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 1, 1929, in Vanduser, daughter of the late William B. and Ethel L. Cooper Parks, she was a private duty caregiver for the Norman Lambert family and was of the Baptist belief...
Junior Earp (07/02/03)
LILBOURN - Vernon Junior Earp, 79, died July 1, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 2, 1924, in Decatur, Ala., son of the late Yancey and Ramey Die Earp, he was a retired farm laborer and of the Pentecostal belief. On Aug. 10, 1945, he married Toy Esther Farley who survives of the home...
Calvin Blankinship (07/02/03)
MONETT - Calvin Blankinship, 70, formerly of New Madrid County, died June 30, 2003, at his home. Born March 27, 1933, in New Madrid County, son of the late Conliff and Ruby Lucy Blankinship, he served with the U.S. Air Force in Korea and Vietnam before retiring. Also a retiree of the US. Post Office, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Monett and Tom Wolfe VFW Post 4207 in Monett...
Cristeen Whitaker (07/02/03)
SIKESTON - Martha Cristeen "Chris" Whitaker, 76, died at 10 a.m. July 1, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 28, 1926, in Canalou, daughter of the late Thomas Allen and Lenna Laverta Henson Waters, she was a restaurant cook for Navada's and the Palace Cafe. She was a member of Miner Baptist Church and the Golden Circle Sunday school class...
Cline Ables (07/06/03)
SIKESTON - Willard Cline Ables, 87, a businessman and a contributor to local youth programs, died at 3:10 p.m. July 4, 2003. Born Jan. 4, 1916, in Oran to the late Lawrence W. and Etta Pearl Moore Ables, he was a lifelong resident of Sikeston where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. An ordained Baptist minister, he spent most of his adult life in the building business and later served as physical facilities director for the Sikeston Public Schools...
Greg Garner (07/06/03)
DEXTER - Gregory Dean Garner, 33, died July 2, 2003, in the emergency room at the Missouri Southern Health Care at Dexter. Born Nov. 5, 1969, at Poplar Bluff, to Bill and Betty LeBeau Garner of Dexter, he was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter and a salesman with American Superstores in Poplar Bluff...
Duel Flannigan Sr. (07/06/03)
ORAN - Deul Dewayne Flanigan Sr., 63, died July 3, 2003, at his home. Born June 12, 1940, to Ruby Flanigan of Sikeston and the late Burley Flanigan, he was a member of the Victory Life Center United Pentecostal Church. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters...
Herman Duckworth (07/06/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Herman Vernon Duckworth, 80, of Portageville died July 3, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Nursing Home in Hayti. Born Feb. 22, 1923, in Portageville to the late Corda Whitley Duckworth and Charles Duckworth, he was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army and received the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 7183 in Lilbourn...
Billy McDaniel (07/06/03)
MONTGOMERY CITY - Billie G. McDaniel, 77, died June 24, 2003, at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo. Born Aug. 27, 1925, in Canalou, son of the late Adrian and Lena Martin McDaniel, he was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marines. He had worked for Burlington Railroad and then was employed by Continental Cars LTD in St. Louis for 31 years. He also worked for Pattonville High School in St. Louis until retiring...
Thomas Vollmer (07/06/03)
DEXTER - Thomas Vollmer, 57, died July 2, 2003, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Born June 22, 1946, at St. Louis to Eileen Tumbleson of Essex and the late William Tumbleson, he was a self-employed painter and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War...
Ruby Mills (07/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Thursday for Ruby Lois Mills, 73, who died June 30, 2003, were: Byron Klingel, Bobby Klingel, Billy Klingel, Gary L. Klingel and Brandon Klingel. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Brown (07/06/03)
CHARLESTON - Thelma Hunter Brown, 88, died at 9:02 p.m. July 4, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 22, 1914, in Texarkana, Ark., to the late William H. and Ethel Hartner Hunter, her parents died when she was three years old and she was raised by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Skyles at Birds Point, before moving to Jonesboro, Ark., at age 11 to live with her father. In 1935, she moved to Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Norman Kelley (07/06/03)
SIKESTON - Norman Kelley, 85, died July 3, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 4, 1918, at Morrilton, Ark., to the late John Henry and Winnie Hubbard Kelley, he was a member of the Morehouse Church of Christ and a retired farmer. On Dec. 23, 1939, at Sikeston, he married Ola Hill, who survives...
Margaret Ray (07/03/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Margaret B. Ray, 86, who died June 30, 2003, were: James V. Crowe Sr., Jeff Glenn, James Beavers, Mark Beavers, Chris Beavers and Robert Gosnell.
Evelyn Johnson (07/03/03)
WENTZVILLE - Evelyn Johnson, 94, formerly of Dexter, died July 2, 2003, at the Parklane Care Center in Wentzville. Born March 7, 1909, in Carmi, Ill., daughter of the late Ira and Clara Brookins Hutchcraft, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter. She was a housekeeper and seamstress before retiring...
Thomas Vollmer (07/03/03)
DEXTER - Thomas Richard Vollmer, 57, died July 2, 2003, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ronald Stepp (07/03/03)
ADVANCE - Ronald Stepp, 60, formerly of Bloomfield, died July 2, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Sept. 10, 1942, in Barbarton, Ohio, son of the late David and Velma Kern Stepp, he was a retired auto mechanic and veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Estella Earnheart (07/03/03)
MALDEN - Estella Earnheart, 90, died July 3, 2003, at the Malden Nursing Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Bradshaw Funeral Home.
Herman Duckworth (07/03/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Herman Vernon Duckworth, 80, died July 3, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Feb. 22, 1923, in Portageville, he was the son of the late Charles and Corda Whitley Duckworth. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. On March 10, 1978, in Lilbourn, he married Lily Finley Young who survives of the home...
Mary LaMar (07/03/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Lovina LaMar, 87, died at 2:30 p.m. July 1, 2003, in the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Aug. 10, 1915, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late John Edward and Bertha Mae Sandy Garrison, she was a seamstress for a clothing factory and was of the Pentecostal belief...
John Lane (07/03/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Allen Lane, 32, died June 30, 2003, in Poplar Bluff. Born April 24, 1971, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of Allen "Lynn" Lane of Portageville and Linda Dial Lane Watkins of Poplar Bluff. On March 3, 1991, in Conran, he married Kim Cook who survives of the home...
Billy Hampton (07/03/03)
DEXTER - William "Billy" Hampton, 53, died July 2, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 26, 1949, in Bernie, son of William I. and Julious Riddell Hampton of Malden, he served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and had been an auto body repairman...
Greg Garner (07/03/03)
DEXTER - Greg Garner, 33, died July 2, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Nina Wolford (07/03/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Nina Mae Wolford, 90, died at 9:17 p.m. July 2, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1912, in Union City, Tenn., daughter of the late Nina Mae Rettig, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
MaryJo Icenogle (07/07/03)
PEORIA, Ill. - MaryJo L. Icenogle, 67, died at 6:50 p.m. July 5, 2003, at the Methodist Medical Center. Born Jan. 16, 1936, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lambert and Leona Nelson Newton. She was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in East Peoria and was a seamstress for Peoria Tent Awning for 10 years...
James Fowler (07/07/03)
WYATT - James Edward Fowler, 66, died at 7:30 a.m. July 7, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Jack Brinkman (07/07/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Vernon "Jack" Brinkman, 80, died July 4, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Cape Girardeau County, son of the late Paul and Bess Deevers Brinkman, he retired in 1982 from Auto Tire and Parts in Cape Girardeau. A former member of the Catholic Church in Perryville, he was a member of St. ...
Willie Landers (07/07/03)
CALVERT CITY, Ky. - Willie Alvin Landers, 87, died at 4:24 p.m. July 5, 2003, at the Calvert City Convalescent Center. Born March 31, 1916, in Piggott, Ark., son of the late Abraham Pinkum and Mary Elizabeth Landers was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Calvert City. He was a construction carpenter before retiring and was affiliated with the North Marshall Church of Christ...
Wilma Bohnsack (07/07/03)
ADVANCE - Wilma Lee Bohnsack, 66, died July 5, 2003, at her home. Born Feb. 10, 1937, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Clarance and Addie Hitt Umfleet, she retired from the Sikeston Health Care Center and was a member of the Advance First Baptist Church...
J.P. Montgomery (07/07/03)
GRAPEVINE, Texas - J.P. Montgomery, 89, died July 6, 2003, at Baylor Hospital of Grapevine. Born April 23, 1914, in Wiseman, Ark., son of the late Ulysses Palmer and Frances Myrtle Pinkston Montgomery, he owned and operated Montgomery Motor Co. in Chaffee, Mo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee where he served as a deacon...
James Fowler (07/08/03)
CHARLESTON - James Edward Fowler, 66, died at 7:30 a.m. July 7, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 12, 1936, in East Prairie, son of the late James Aubrey and Rosie Edna Priester Fowler, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer. He was of the Baptist belief...
Loyd Carter (07/08/03)
BURLESON, Texas - Loyd Glenn Carter, 69, died July 5, 2003, in a Fort Worth hospital. He was a quality control inspector in the Southeast Missouri area before retiring. His wife, Beckie Carter, survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Glenna and Billy Kerr; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Carol Carter; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Joe Eftink of Oran, Mo.; and eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren...
June Wheeler (07/08/03)
SCOTT CITY - Ruth LaJune Wheeler, 90, died July 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Deborah Garrett (07/08/03)
SCOTT CITY - Deborah Garrett, 50, died July 8, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Tempa Simmons (07/08/03)
SCOTT CITY- Tempa P. Simmons, 58, died July 7, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Elenora Reinbott (07/08/03)
DEXTER - Elenora Reinbott, 81, formerly of Poplar Bluff, died July 7, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 6, 1921, in Idalia, daughter of the late Elisha and Mary Floyd Lowery, she lived in Dexter for the past two years and attended the Baptist Church. Survivors include: three sons, Joe Reinbott of Salem, Curtis Reinbott of Harviell and Gary Reinbott of Dexter; three daughters, Shirley Crowell of Poplar Bluff, Ruth Dugan of Parma and Phylis Reinbott of Dexter; three brothers Curtis Lowery of Dexter, E.J. ...
Dale Riley (07/08/03)
BLODGETT - Dale Riley, 67, died July 7, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 14, 1936, in Blodgett, son of the late Rollie Roy and Annie Laura Oldham Riley, he served with the U.S. Army in Germany and was baptized in the Church of Christ. He was a meat cutter for 32 years for the Kroger Co. throughout Southeast Missouri and Arkansas before retiring...
Tempa Simmons (07/09/03)
SCOTT CITY - Tempa Pauline Simmons, 58, died at 12:01 a.m. July 7, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 8, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of LaVern Martha Margaret Sanders of Scott City and the late Fred K. Wolfe, she was an assembler for Blair Packaging and a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ferguson...
Stella Miller (07/09/03)
BERNIE - Stella Marie Miller, 84, died July 7, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 28, 1918, at Deering, daughter of the late Elmer and Lynnie Blankenship Rains, she was a housekeeper for the hospital at West Plains for many years before retiring. She attended the Bernie Christian Church...
Ruth Wheeler (07/09/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ruth LaJune Wheeler, 90, died at 9:40 p.m. July 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Born Nov. 26, 1912, to Roy Lacey and Mabel Omega Haight Standiford in Garland, S.C., where they were homesteading, she was a shoe sales clerk at Connie's, Gaylord's and Brown's Shoe Fit in Cape Girardeau before retiring. She was a member of the Illmo United Methodist Church in Scott City...
Gifford Hobeck (07/09/03)
JACKSON - Gifford E. Hobeck, 64, died July 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 21, 1939, son of the late Elmer and Retta Barks Hobeck, he had co-owned H & T Builders in Jackson. A former employee of Lincoln McBride, he co-owned and operated Hobeck Siding Company with his sons for the past 20 years. He attended Good News Christian Center in Jackson and was a member of the Cape County Coon Hunters Club...
Leonard Creg (07/11/03)
DEXTER - Leonard Creg, 86, died July 10, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dale Riley (07/11/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home for Dale Riley, 67, of Blodgett, who died July 7, 2003, were: Kenny Plunk, Greg Riley, Jeff Riley, Don Riley, Mike Glastetter and Heath Burger.
Stella Glasnapp (07/11/03)
BELL CITY - Stella Mae Glasnapp, 94, died July 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 28, 1908, in Advance, daughter of the late Fred and Laure DeLay Winemiller, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Clair Shore, Mich., for 42 years and later attended the Bell City General Baptist Church...
Abe Jamison (07/11/03)
MARSTON - Abe "Bud Cool" Jamison, 74, died July 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 28, 1929, in Wardell, son of the late Abe and Hattie Ransom Jamison Sr., he was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: two sons, Brian Evans and Sherrod Evans of Marston; four daughters, Gracie Harris of Omaha, Neb., Bertha Jamison of Lansing, Mich., Mattie Jamison of Memphis, Tenn., and Evie Mea Stone of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Vinia Lee Willis of Cape Girardeau; and 15 grandchildren.. ...
Phil Porter (07/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Phil W. Porter, 67, died July 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 15, 1936, in Coldwater, Miss., son of the late Homer and Irene Cassell Porter, he lived in Missouri for more than 50 years. On Oct. 15, 1961, he married Rosie Strayhorn who survives of the home...
Douglas Hagy (07/11/03)
ELLSINORE - Douglas L. Hagy, 19, formerly of Dexter, died July 10, 2003, at Clearwater Lake near Piedmont, the victim of a drowning accident. Born Dec. 27, 1983, in Centerville, Ill., son of Ruth Hagy Cole of Dexter, he was of the Baptist belief. Survivors in addition to his mother include: one brother, David Allen Hagy of Dexter; one sister, Jeanette Rose Hagy of Dexter; and his maternal grandparents, Carol and Patsy Hagy of Dudley and Jeanette Hagy of Fisk...
Thelma Nea (07/10/03)
DEXTER - Thelma Nea, 85, died July 9, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Dec. 31, 1917, in Dudley, daughter of the late Gifford and Susie Schnelle Long, she worked for Elder Manufacturing Co. in Dexter for 35 years before retiring. On Oct. 1, 1938, at Piggott, Ark., she married Farrell Nea who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1999...
Deborah Garrett (07/10/03)
SCOTT CITY - Deborah Lea Garrett, 50, died July 8, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 15, 1953, in Biddeford, Maine, she was the daughter of Alfred Chasse of Biddeford and the late Margaret Skelton. On May 8, 1984, in Biddeford, she married Leo Roland Garrett who survives of the home...
Lucretia Smith (07/10/03)
TALLAPOOSA -- Lucretia Ann Smith, 60, died July 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 25, 1943, in Kennett, daughter of the late George Andrew and Lillie Harmon Woollums, she was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Tallapoosa...
Marshall Patterson (07/10/03)
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. - Marshall Franklin Patterson, 68, died July 7, 2003, at his home. Born Nov. 13, 1935, near Charleston, Mo., son of the late Clarence and Emma Patterson, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He owned a Shell service station for many years before retiring...
Clara Pittman (07/10/03)
ADVANCE -- Clara M. Pittman, 91, died July 9, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 7, 1912, in Arab, daughter of the late Joseph and May Bell Douglas Fish, she retired from Bond Nursing Center in Marble Hill and was a member of the Zalma General Baptist Church...
Elenora Reinbott (07/10/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Elenora Reinbott, 81, who died July 7, 2003, were: Allen Dugan, Chuck Reinbott, Stanley McCullough, Bobby Reinbott, Rick Crowell and Joey Reinbott.
William Sharp (07/25/03)
DEXTER - William Sharp, 83, died July 24, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Green (07/25/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - James Harrison Green, 88, died at 5 p.m. July 22, 2003, at his home. Born March 10, 1915, in Brownfield, Ill., son of the late Charles Harrison and Iris Ethel Reedus Green, he retired as a self-employed industrial painting contractor. He was a seaman first class with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Toledo Bend Church of Christ in Many, La...
Audrey Newman (07/25/03)
MORGANTON, N.C. - Audrey McWaters Newman, 90, died July 22, 2003, at the Grace Heights Nursing Home in Morganton. Born Nov. 11, 1912, in Canalou, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William and Carrie Robison McWaters. Her husband, Aymon M. Newman, preceded her in death on April 30, 1979...
Peck Eftink (07/27/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Vincent "Peck" Eftink, 75, died July 24, 2003, in Van Buren. Born April 6, 1928, in Portageville, son of the late Henry Bernard and Dricka Benssink Eftink, he was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
J.W. Porter (07/27/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for J.W. Porter, 73, who died July 21, 2003, were: Justin Pratt, Michael Pratt, Zack Pratt, Aaron Pratt, Jeffrey Voss, Hobie Voss, Robert Smith and James Padgett.
Alma Dockler (07/27/03)
CHARLESTON - Alma D. Dockler, 98, died at 4:50 a.m. July 26, 2003, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born March 4, 1905, in Duluth, Ky., daughter of the late Dave and Cynthia Powell, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
William Sharp (07/27/03)
DEXTER - William A. Sharp, 83, died July 24, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Dec. 10, 1919, at Elco, Ill., he was a former resident of Dexter and was residing in Anna, Ill. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a former millwright with National Steel at Granite City, Ill...
Charles Duncan (07/27/03)
BERNIE - Charles E. Duncan, 65, died July 25, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 29, 1938, at Trotter, son of the late Ray S. and Dorothy Blevins Duncan, he worked for the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. in Malden and Marion, Ill., for 35 years...
Minnie Jones (07/27/03)
CHARLESTON - Minnie G. Jones, 83, died at 10:22 a.m. July 25, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born July 26, 1919, in Mississippi County to the late Robert F. and Minnie E. McAliley Monroe, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life. A member of the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston, she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and was employed with Brown Shoe Co. until her retirement...
Peck Eftink (07/25/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Vincent "Peck" Eftink died July 25, 2003, in Van Buren. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
LaTane Lutz (07/25/03)
CHARLESTON - LaTane Mooring Lutz, 88, died at 11:25 a.m. July 24, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 1, 1915, in Ridgley, Tenn., daughter of the late Hernando Woody and Goldie Wyatt Mooring, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was a charter and lifetime member of the Junior Study Club...
Don Shrum (07/25/03)
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Don Shrum, 67, formerly of Puxico, Mo., died July 22, 2003, at the Lakewood Regional Medical Center in Lakewood. Born June 16, 1936, in Puxico, son of the late William E. and Ruth L. Buchanan Shrum, he graduated in 1955 from Puxico High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He lived in Puxico until moving in 1956 to California where he was a surveyor for Los Angeles County for 37 years...
Hazel Travis (07/25/03)
ROLLA - Hazel Mae Travis, 79, died July 22, 2003, in St. Louis. Born Dec. 19, 1923, in Newburg, daughter of the late Leonard and Offie Poynter Slawson, she lived in Sikeston for 30 years before moving to Rolla in October 2002. She and Eugene Travis Jr. were married in June 1977 and he survives of the home...
Virginia Bumbarger (07/25/03)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Virginia Whitehead Bumbarger 91, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 24, 2003, at the Allen Morgan Health Center in Memphis. Born April 21, 1912, in West Point, Miss., daughter of the late William Cary and Roberta Harseim Whitehead, she was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston...
Mattie Vinson (07/25/03)
LILBOURN - Mattie Lou Vinson, 88, died July 17, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Dec. 20, 1914, in Cordova, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Jim and Ester Fleming Yancy. Her husband, Eddie Vinson, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one daughter and one grandson...
John Burton (07/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for John Ell Burton, 57, who died July 23, 2003, were: Monk Rose, Stanley Clark, Jeffrey Parks, a special friend John Bargel, Lee Flanigan, Kevin Flanigan, David Burton and Donald Plunk...
Charles Duncan (07/25/03)
BERNIE - Charles Duncan, 65, died July 25, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Elsie Limbaugh (07/25/03)
ADVANCE - Elsie Limbaugh, 84, died July 23, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Sept. 22, 1918, at Swinton, daughter of the late Isaac "Ike" and Rosa Rolison Martin, she worked for Ralph Edwards Sportswear in Puxico for many years and attended the Bible Tabernacle Church in Bloomfield...
Ruby Critchlow (07/25/03)
SIKESTON - Graveside services for Ruby Alfreda Byrd Critchlow, 97, of Aurora, Colo., and formerly of Matthews, who died June 24, 2003, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Christine Knight (07/24/03)
DEXTER - Christine Knight, 85, died July 22, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 21, 1917, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Hershel and Bessie DeJournett Knight, she had worked in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ezra Knight and Doyle Knight; and two sisters, Clone Conner and Myrtle Knight...
Anna Little (07/24/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Anna M. Perry "Granny" Little, 79, died July 18, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 26, 1924, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Buster and Irene Butler Perry, she was a retired school teacher and postal worker and had lived in Cape Girardeau since 1983. She was a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church...
Betty Sterrett (07/24/03)
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Betty Idris Thompson Sterrett, 70, died July 23, 2003, at her home. Born May 23, 1933, in Binger, Okla., daughter of the late Willie Birdie and Iris Hightower Thompson, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista. Her husband, Robert M. Sterrett, survives of the home...
John Burton (07/24/03)
SIKESTON -- John Ell Burton, 57, died at 5 a.m. July 23, 2003, at his home. Born June 8, 1946, in Snow Lake, Ark., son of the late Louie and Ruby Edwards Burton, he worked in factory general labor and lived most of his life in Sikeston. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114...
Gary McClain (07/24/03)
SIKESTON - Gary Lee McClain, 59, died at 9:10 a.m. July 22, 2003, at his home. Born May 16, 1944, in Mississippi County, son of the late J.C. and Lillian Earline Delk McClain, he lived in Mississippi and Scott counties most of his life. A 1963 graduate of Thomas W. ...
Larry Diamond (07/28/03)
SIKESTON - Larry "Big D" Diamond, 62, died July 26, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 3, 1940, in Benton, son of the late Wayne and Oma Hopkins Diamond, he was a member of the Bement Baptist Church and Teamsters Local 574 in Cape Girardeau. He was an over-the-road truck driver and had been employed by ABF and Elfrink and retired from USF Holland. He had also been employed by the Aufdenberg Equipment Co...
Lacy Cooper (07/24/03)
DEXTER - Lacy Walker Cooper, 93, formerly of Bernie, died July 22, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born July 26, 1909, in Ethridge, Tenn., daughter of the late William and Mary Carolyn Berry Hill, she was of the Southern Baptist belief. On Sept. 8, 1930, in Piggott, Ark., she married Alva "Stubbie" Walker who preceded her in death on March 20, 1965. She later married Leonard Cooper, who died on Dec. 15, 1970...
Audrey Newman (07/24/03)
MORGANTON, N.C. - Audrey McWaters Newman, 90, died July 22, 2003, at the Grace Heights Nursing Home in Morganton. Born Nov. 11, 1912, in Canalou, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William and Carrie Robison McWaters. Her husband, Aymon M. Newman, preceded her in death on April 30, 1979...
Margaret Trevathan (07/28/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Margaret Wilson Trevathan, 98, died at 12:02 a.m. July 27, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 29, 1905, at Pratt, daughter of the late Charles Duffield Wilson Sr. and Rosa May Rice Wilson, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She and her husband owned and operated General Stores in East Prairie, Deventer and Wolf Island for many years and she was a member of the Wolf Island Baptist Church...
Joe Duncan (07/28/03)
LILBOURN - Joe Duncan Sr., 75, died July 27, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 1, 1927, in Lilbourn, son of the late Ernest Lonnie "Slim" and Effie "Tick" Bodine Duncan, he was a retired electrician. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lilbourn and of IBEW No. 1 in St. Louis...
Ida Jean Scott (07/28/03)
ADVANCE - Ida Jean Scott, 60, died July 25, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1941, in Advance, daughter of Vera Knapheide Tilley of Advance and the late Joseph Tilley, she graduated in 1959 from Advance High School. She graduated in 1962 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a Bachelor of Science in education and received a master's degree in elementary education in 1981 from Southeast. ...
Don Shrum (07/28/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Don Shrum, 67, who died July 22, 2003, were: John Harty, Jim Harty, Jack Jackson, Willie Stinger, Dale Shrum and Eric Shrum.
Marvin Perry (07/28/03)
CENTRALIA, Ill. - Marvin Johnson Perry Sr. died July 25, 2003, in Centralia. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Glenn Gregory (07/29/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Glenn E. Gregory, 68, died July 28, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 3, 1934, at Grant City, son of the late Earl T. and Mable Marie Pack Gregory, he was member of Bethany Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and former member of the Morley Baptist Church. He formerly owned and operated Gregory's Trucking, which has been leased to Roberts Express Truck Line for the past 12 years...
Joe Duncan (07/29/03)
LILBOURN - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Lilbourn for Joe Duncan Sr., 75, who died July 27, 2003, were: Jim Farrenburg, Arnold Simpson, Everett Dees, Donald Ray Townley, Melvin Moyers and Jeff Womack...
Larry Diamond (07/29/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Larry "Big D" Diamond, 62, who died July 26, 2003, will be: Gary Hampton, Randy Briggs, Danny Tumbleson, Tommy Masterson, Bob Stinnett Jr., Bob Stinnett Sr. and Chris Stinnett...
Marvin Perry (07/29/03)
CENTRALIA - Marvin Johnson Perry Sr., 87, died at 5 p.m. July 25, 2003, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Center. Born Aug. 12, 1915, in Hornersville, son of the late Walter A. and Maude Perry, he served in the European Theater of World War II and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. ...
Irma Lux (07/30/03)
CHARLESTON - Irma Louise Lux, 89, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died July 20, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 13, 1913, in Fort Wayne, Ind., daughter of the late Franklin W. and Jennie Golden Luther, she was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston...
Edward Vehrs (07/30/03)
DEXTER - Edward George Vehrs, 84, died July 28, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1918, in Monee, Ill., son of the late Edward Henry and Minnie L. Lessnow Vehrs, he moved to Dexter two years ago. A retired farmer and mechanic, he served with the U.S. Army from 1941-45 and was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Monee...
Eugene Garner (07/30/03)
BELL CITY - Eugene G. Garner, 83, died July 29, 2003, in Dexter. Born Nov. 21, 1919, in Bell City, he was a lifelong resident of Bell City. He was a retired carpenter and U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by several nieces and nephews...
Mary Riley (07/31/03)
NEW MADRID - Mary Charlotte Riley, 75, died July 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 4, 1928, daughter of the late Henry Clay and Roena Faust Riley, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Survivors include: one nephew and his wife, William Clay and Lisa Luann Riley of Cape Girardeau; one great-niece, Logan Jodi Riley of Cape Girardeau; one uncle, Robert Riley of New Madrid; one aunt, Emma Maxwell of New Madrid; and several cousins...
Lewis Moore (07/31/03)
PUXICO - Lewis Moore, 86, died July 29, 2003, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Sept. 6, 1916, in Wappapello, son of the late Harry E. and Ora Edna Coleman Moore, he lived in the Dudley and Puxico areas all his life and was a member of the Bluff City United Pentecostal Church. He had been a farmer and owned and operated the Puxico Stockyards and Auction for 20 years...
Lillie Welter (07/31/03)
BENTON - Lillie M. Welter, 88, died at 11:45 a.m. July 30, 2003, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born April 4, 1915, in Commerce, daughter of the late Nick and Nellie Arnold LeDure, she was a lifelong resident of the Benton and New Hamburg communities. She had been employed by the Ely Walker Co. in Scott City and was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton, the Altar Society, Home and School and American Legion Auxiliary...
Ray Boyce (07/31/03)
HANSON, Ky. - Ray Boyce, 88, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died July 29, 2003, at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson. Born Dec. 23, 1914, in Bloomfield, son of the late Albert and Ada Mae Palmer Boyce, he was also a former resident of Trigg County. A retired merchant, he was affiliated with the Methodist Church and served with the U.S. Army during World War II...
Jack Bewley (07/31/03)
BROOKLAND, Ark. - Jack Bewley, 59, died July 30, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 17, 1944, in Russellville, son of the late Raymond and Grace Coy Bewley, he lived in the Jonesboro area most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was of the Baptist belief...
Ed Lindsey (07/31/03)
CHARLESTON - Owen Edward "Ed" Lindsey, 80, died at 6:05 p.m. July 30, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 1, 1923, in Arlington, Ky., son of the late William Elbert and Alma Mae Woodward Lindsey, he lived in Charleston since 1936 and was known as an avid fisherman and story teller. ...
Ruby Myers (07/31/03)
DEXTER - Ruby Myers, 88, died July 31, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
William Chesser (07/17/03)
JASONVILLE, Ind. - Jason J. Chesser, 71, formerly of Canalou, Mo., and Indianapolis, died at 11:05 a.m. July 16, 2003, at his home. Born March 1, 1932, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Charlie F. and Maude Stone Chesser, he was a roofer with local No. 119 of Indianapolis for 37 years. A member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Jasonville, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a Bronze Star recipient...
Jessica Dale (07/17/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jessica Raye Dale, 14, died at 3:25 p.m. July 15, 2003, at her home. Born July 10, 1989, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Robert E. Dale and Roberta Hart of Cape Girardeau. Survivors in addition to her parents include: her stepmother, Jeanie Dale of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Zachary Dale, Devon Dale and Maxwell Dale of Cape Girardeau; her maternal grandparents, Iva and Julian Hart of Paragould, Ark.; paternal grandparents, John and Edith Dale of Caruthersville; and her stepgrandparents, Camille Fohl of Winter Park, Fla., and John and Linda Fohl of Maitland, Fla.. ...
Carl Romines (07/17/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Thomas Carl Romines Jr., 89, of Matthews, who died July 14, 2003, were: Gerald Settles, Chet Hammock, Peter Whitten, Steve Warren, Joe King and Larry Gardner...
Fay Whittle (07/17/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Fay Barnes Whittle, 91, died July 16, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 22, 1911, in Portageville, daughter of the late John N. and Lucille Fisher Barnes, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Wesleyan and United Methodist Women in Portageville...
Billy Jowers (07/17/03)
DeSOTO - Billy Jowers, 68, formerly of Portageville, died July 16, 2003, at Woodman Manner Nursing Center in DeSoto. Visitation is from 9 a.m. Friday until service time at 3 p.m. at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. The Rev. Mark Inman will officiate...
Danny Mays (07/17/03)
SIKESTON - Danny Ross Mays, 48, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:30 a.m. July 16, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 29, 1954, in Gideon, son of Myrtle Ganus Mays of Sikeston and the late Ruben Mays, he was a farmer and was of the Baptist belief. On March 5, 2002, he married Tina Eichmann who survives of the home...
Martha Rodgers (07/18/03)
SIKESTON - Martha Ann Rodgers, 79, died at 10:20 a.m. July 17, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 23, 1924, in Wardell, daughter of the late Louie Jesse and Florence Elizabeth Lewis Bollinger, she retired as secretary for Scott County Central Elementary School in Morley. She was a member of the Morley Baptist Church...
Billy Jowers (07/18/03)
DeSOTO - Billy Tom Jowers, 68, formerly of Portageville, died July 16, 2003, at the Woodman Manner Nursing Center in DeSoto. Born Nov. 23, 1934, in Wardell, son of the late Charles Thomas and Agnes Aarant Jowers, he was a police officer with the Portageville Police Department from 1983-1988...
Larry Simmons (07/18/03)
PARMA - Larry Wayne Simmons, 60, died July 17, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma
Mabel Graham (07/18/03)
BENTON - Mabel E. Graham, 56, died July 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Bento
Dan Denny (07/18/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Dan Denny died July 18, 2003, at his home in rural Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home
Larry Simmons (07/20/03)
PARMA - Larry Wayne Simmons, 60, died July 17, 2003, at his home near Parma. Born June 11, 1943, in Parma, son of Maxine Goode Simmons Simpson of Parma and the late William Theodore Simmons, he lived in the Parma area all his life. A farmer and member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, he served in the Bernie Army National Guard...
Mabel Graham (07/20/03)
BENTON - Mabel Earlene Graham, 56, died at 1:40 a.m. July 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 6, 1947, in Biggers, Ark., daughter of the late Peter M. and Opal Johnston Daniel, she was a machine operator for Thorngate and member of the Church of Christ in Morley...
Ellis L. Crowell (07/20/03)
BERTRAND -- Ellis L. Crowell, 64, died at 6:23 p.m. July 18, 2003, at the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Festus. Visitation is tentatively scheduled for Monday evening and a funeral service for Tuesday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Full arrangements will be listed in Monday's edition of the Standard Democrat...
Dan Denny (07/20/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Dan Denny, 85, died July 18, 2003, at his home near Bloomfield. Born Dec. 26, 1917, in Bloomfield, son of the late Alfred and Veda Denny, he was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield community. A retired farmer and member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Carl Romines (07/15/03)
MATTHEWS - Thomas Carl Romines Jr., 89, died at 9 a.m. July 14, 2003, with his family at his side. Born July 9, 1914, in East Prairie, he was the son of the late Thomas Romines Sr. and Martha Romines Gilpin. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Matthews for many years, where he also served as a deacon. Romines, who served 3-1/2 years with the U.S. Army in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II, retired in 1979 from Inman Freight Co., after 20 years of service...
Monty George Jr. (07/16/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Monty Doyle George Jr., 14, died at 10:25 p.m. July 13, 2003, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born July 12, 1989, in Sikeston, son of Monty Doyle George Sr. of Portland, Maine, and Evelyn Roberts Gonzalez of East Prairie, was a student at East Prairie Junior High School, where he completed the eighth grade in May. ...
Laddie Slinkard (07/16/03)
WHITEWATER - Philip Lee "Laddie" Slinkard, 63, died at 5 a.m. July 14, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 18, 1938, in Allenville, son of the late Melvin and Juanita Pennington Slinkard, he had been an over-the-road truck driver. He a concrete finisher for 25 years with a Cape Girardeau union local and was a member of the Jackson Trailriders for many years...
Douglas Hagy (07/15/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted at the Caroline Dowdy Cemetery near Dexter for Douglas L. Hagy, 19, who died July 10, 2003, were: Ryan Jones, Rickie Hagy, Jerry Von Ruedgisch, Joe Hagy, Edward Williamson and Joe Hagy.
Wilma Seabaugh (07/16/03)
MARBLE HILL - Wilma I.V.D. Seabaugh, 85, died July 15, 2003, at the Jackson Manor in Jackson, where she was a resident. Born July 24, 1917, in Gravel Hill, daughter of the late Pervis and Sara Francis Pullum Crites, she was a member of Mount Zion General Baptist Church in Scopus....
Carl Romines (07/16/03)
MATTHEWS - Thomas Carl Romines Jr., 89, died at 9 a.m. July 14, 2003, with his family at his side. Born July 9, 1914, in East Prairie, he was the son of the late Thomas Romines Sr. and Martha Romines Gilpin. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Matthews for many years, where he also served as a deacon. Romines, who served 3-1/2 years with the U.S. Army in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II, retired in 1979 from Inman Freight Co., after 20 years of service...
Jean Belle Mosley (07/14/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jean Bell Mosley, 89, died July 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Sept. 21, 1913, in Elvins, daughter of the late Wilson and Myrtle Casey Bell, she spent her formative years in St. Francois County near the St. Francis River, where the wildlife, wide meadows, fields and waterways provided the backdrop for her writing later in life. The farm home where she grew up was designated a literary landmark by the Missouri Association of the Teachers of English...
Donald Crane (07/17/03)
DEXTER - The Rev. Donald E. Crane, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 26, 1916, in Dudley, son of the late W.V. Crane and Nancy Walls Crane, he graduated in 1935 from Dexter High School and was an avid supporter of the Bearcat athletic program. ...
James Sinning (07/16/03)
DEXTER - James Harley Sinning, 67, died July 15, 2003, at his home. Born March 20, 1936, at Lennox, S.D., son of the late George and Henrietta Osterloo Sinning, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter and attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He had been a supervisor for Stites Concrete in Dexter...
Bill Woods (07/14/03)
CAMDENTON - William I. "Bill" Woods, 56, formerly of Sikeston, died July 12, 2003, at Lake Regional Health Systems in Osage Beach. Born June 11, 1947, in St. Louis, son of William G. "Bill" and Mabel Winter Woods of Owensville, he was raised in Owensville, where he graduated high school in 1965 and was a member of St. ...
Willis Holmes (07/14/03)
ORAN - Willis Holmes died July 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Lucille Lowman (07/14/03)
HAYTI - Lucille Elizabeth Lowman, 76, died July 12, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Dec. 31, 1926, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late Evie Mae Wyatt and Holland Nelson, she had attended the Church of Christ in Hayti. In June 1942, she married David Leon Lowman who preceded her in death on June 30, 1968...
Celia Montgomery (07/14/03)
COLUMBIA - Celia Montgomery died July 13, 2003, in Columbia. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Martha Lankheit (07/15/03)
CHARLESTON - Martha Melinda Wilson Lankheit, 92, died at 10 a.m. July 14, 2003, at her home. Born Feb. 15, 1911, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of the late Thomas Louis and Ella Mae Houston Wilson she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Celia Montgomery (07/15/03)
CHAFFEE- Celia Leah Montgomery, 100, died July 13, 2003, at The Bluffs in Columbia. Born Oct. 2, 1902, at Blodgett, daughter of the late Albert and Virdia L. James Hatcher, she attended the Normal School (Southeast Missouri State University) in Cape Girardeau and was a teacher in a one-room school for many years...
Monty George Jr. (07/15/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Monty Doyle George Jr., 14, died at 10:25 p.m. July 13, 2003, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Donald Skelton (07/15/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Donald Gene Skelton, 56, died July 13, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 20, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, son of Jackie Bess Skelton of Bloomfield and the late Donald L. Skelton, he was a truck driver for WW Wood Products in Dudley and member of Bloomfield Lodge 143 AF&AM...
Donald Crane (07/15/03)
DEXTER - Donald Crane, 86, died July 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Willis Holmes (07/15/03)
ORAN - Willis T. Homes, 90, of Oran, died July 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 6, 1913, in Edyville, Ky., son of the late Monroe and Eliza Helton Holmes, he was a retired self-employed farmer and member of the First Baptist Church of Oran...
David Battles (07/11/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- David Lynn Battles, 48, died July 10, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 26, 1955, in Kennett, son of Maxine McGrew Battles of Senath and the late John Battles, he was employed as a control room operator for Associated Electric in New Madrid and was a resident of Senath until 1992 when he moved to Bloomfield...
Sonny Smith (07/14/03)
SCOTT CITY - Leroy "Sonny" Smith, 65, died at 12:45 p.m. July 12, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 24, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Bernie and Gladys "Opal" King Cassout, he was a welder and operator at the West Lake Quarry. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Laborers Local 1104 and the First Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Harold Landreth (07/11/03)
SIKESTON - Harold E. "Bud" Landreth, 82, formerly of Kenosha, Wis., died July 9, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 24, 1921, in Clay County, Ill., son of the late Arthur and Bonnie Liggett Landreth, he worked for the American Brass Company for 36 years before retiring in 1986 and lived in Kenosha until moving to Sikeston in 1998...
Jill Sevic (07/13/03)
SHREWSBURY -- Jill Marie Kisslinger Sevic, 28, died at 10:50 p.m. July 10, 2003, at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights. Born April 18, 1975, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Karen Luecke and John Erickson of Paris, Texas, and George Edward Kisslinger of St. ...
Bruce Slinkard (07/14/03)
SCOTT CITY - James "Bruce" Slinkard, 50, died July 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 30, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, son of William T. Slinkard of Scott City and the late Elizabeth S. Schlosser Slinkard, he was a yard master for the Cotton Belt Railroad in Dupo, Ill., until 1997. He also owned and operated HouseviewOnline.com...
Isabelle Daniels (07/14/03)
ESSEX - Isabelle Daniels, 85, died July 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 15, 1918, in Wayton, Ark., daughter of the late Henry and Jencie Casey Henderson Allen, she moved to Missouri in 1948 and lived in Essex since 1970. She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church in Dexter...
Nona Woods (07/14/03)
CHAFFEE - Nona Mae Woods, 73, formerly of Bell City, died July 12, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 13, 1930, in Bell City, daughter of the late Josh and Bertha Mayberry Kneezle, she retired as a machine operator for Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee. A member of Chaffee VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary, she was of the Baptist belief...
Jean Bell Mosley (07/13/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jean Bell Mosley, 89, of Cape Girardeau died July 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home, where a funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday with Dr. Clayton Smith officiating...
Leonard Creg (07/13/03)
DEXTER -- Leonard Creg, 86, died July 10, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 19, 1916, in Advance, son of the late Walter McClellen and Ethel Belle Jerles Creg, he was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church near Dexter, a retired farmer, former manager of a Bernie gas station and a former employee of Public Water District No. 1...
Kathryn Etienne (07/14/03)
LILBOURN - Kathryn R. Etienne, 75, died July 13, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Oct. 4, 1927, in Florence, Ala., daughter of the late William T. and Mary Vernon Davis, she was a retail clerk and member of the Sikeston Women's Bowling League...
Philip Slinkard (07/14/03)
WHITEWATER - Philip Slinkard, 65, died July 14, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Georgia Griffin (07/21/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Georgia Griffin, 85, died July 19, 2003, at her home. Born June 6, 1918, in Moundville, Ala., daughter of the late Jack and Alma Grimes, she lived most of her life near East Prairie where she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Loise Learue (07/21/03)
LAS VEGAS - Loise Payne Learue, 77, died July 18, 2003, at the Progressive Hospital in Las Vegas. Born Sept. 3, 1925, in Risco, Mo., daughter of the late Leo and Violet Pearman Parks, she lived in Sikeston and Scott City, Mo., before moving to Las Vegas six years ago...
Irma Lux (07/21/03)
CHARLESTON - Irma Louise Lux, 89, died July 20, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Alvin Heffington (07/21/03)
OAK RIDGE - Alvin Heffington, 61, formerly of Morley, died July 20, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Sloy Crowell (07/21/03)
HERCULANEUM - Ellis Loy "Sloy" Crowell, 64, formerly of rural Sikeston, died at 6:23 p.m. July 18, 2003, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Festus. Born March 9, 1939, in Sikeston, son of Naydeen Ellis Crowell of Bertrand and the late Oscar "Dink" Crowell, he was a member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319 and was of the Baptist belief. ...
J.W. Porter (07/23/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - J.W. Porter, 73, formerly of Dexter and Bernie, died July 21, 2003, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Lake City, Ark., son of the late James William and Gladys Edna Meeker Porter, he was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired jet aircraft mechanic...
Gary McClain (07/23/03)
SIKESTON - Gary Lee McClain, 59, died at 9:10 a.m. July 22, 2003, at his home. Born May 16, 1944, in Mississippi County, son of the late J.C. and Lillian Earline Delk McClain, he lived in Mississippi and Scott counties most of his life. A 1963 graduate of Thomas W. ...
Lola Bennett (07/22/03)
DALLAS - Lola Belle Bennett, 75, died July 19, 2003, at her home. Born July 2, 1928, in Wardell, Mo., she was the daughter of Lena Timms Bennett of Dallas and the late Jesse Timms. Survivors include: two sons, R.D. "Dale" Agee and Wayne Agee of Dallas; one daughter, Sharon Agee of St. Louis, Mo.; and five stepchildren, Dianne Bennett, Yvonne Bennett, Vernon Bennett, Louise Bennett and Jon Bennett of Texas...
Alvin Heffington (07/22/03)
OAK RIDGE - Alvin Eugene "Pee Wee" Heffington, 61, formerly of Morley, died at 10:04 a.m. July 20, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 2, 1941, in Lake Dallas, Texas, son of the late Cubie and Thelma Lois Finney Heffington, he was a farm laborer...
Erma Mallett (07/22/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Erma Lee Mallett, 86, died at 2:30 a.m. July 21, 2003, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born June 30, 1917, in Hill Creek, Ark., daughter of the late John Avery and Ella C. Whitley Trafford, she retired as a sewing machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee. She and her husband farmed near Randles for many years and she was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Amelia Sandvos (07/22/03)
SCOTT CITY - Amelia Elizabeth Sandvos, 65, died at 8:30 p.m. July 21, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 20, 1937, in Illmo, daughter of the late Hugo Ernest "Shine" an Alma Ann Mirgaux Sandvos, she had been a bookkeeper for Ely Walker, the Bank of Illmo, Blair Industries and Drury Industries. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, where she was a lay minister, she was also a member of the Ladies Sodality...
Hillard Snelling (07/07/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Hillard Walter Snelling, 69, died July 5, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Oct. 24, 1933, in Manila, Ark., son of the late Walter V. and Mary Lillie Brigman Snelling, he was a member of the Boekerton Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He retired from Plastene Supply Co. in Portageville...
Christine Killmer (07/07/03)
WALNUT GROVE - Christine Wolfe Killmer, 96, formerly of Dexter, died July 3, 2003, at the Willard Care Center in Willard. Born Aug. 16, 1906, in Tula, Miss., daughter of the late John T. and Mary Lavona Kesler Webb, she owned and operated the Wolfe Grocery in Dexter from 1956-1967 and lived in Walnut Grove since 1992. A charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, she was currently a member of the Walnut Grove First Baptist Church...