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Obituaries from August 2003

Mary Woodruff (08/17/03)
PUXICO -- Mary Madeline Woodruff, 80, died Aug. 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 28, 1923, in Dudley, daughter of the late Logan W. and Mildred Hutchcraft Clark, she had lived most of her life in Puxico, where she was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church for 45 years...
Earl Carroll (08/17/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Earl Vernon Carroll, 74, who died Aug. 13, 2003, were: Leonard Carroll, Randy Hager, Dan Conover, Jason Pinkley, Cody Pinkley and Fred Leeper.
Carl Corbin (08/17/03)
ZALMA - Carl Charlie Corbin, 91, died Aug. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 12, 1912, at Zalma, son of the late Forrest and Cora Cullins Corbin, he was a graduate of Zalma High School and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. He had been a teacher and coach at Zalma High School and retired as a director o the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of Zalma Masonic Lodge 545 AF&AM...
Harold Mills (08/17/03)
SIKESTON -- Harold Gene Mills, 79, died at 5:18 p.m. Aug. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 22, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Fred and Iva Darter Mills, he had been a welder for Missouri Dry Dock and was of the Baptist belief. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 and the U.S. Navy from 1947-1950...
Cletis Grace (08/17/03)
PARMA -- Cletis James Grace, 84, died Aug. 14, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 22, 1919, in Parma, son of the late Tommy and Minnie Hunt Grace, he had lived in Parma and Sikeston for many years. Survivors include: one daughter, Susan Patton of Santa Fe, N.M.; four sisters, Dorotha Jobe of Sikeston, Freda Becking of Dexter, Bonnie Livingstone of Florida and Norma Thee of Blue Springs...
Dean Young (08/15/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Mary Nadine "Dean" Young, 73, died Aug. 13, 2003, at her home. Born April 6, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late William and Mary Lowery Davis, she lived in Wappapello for the past 24 years and was a member of the Church of Christ in Puxico...
Mary Tatum (08/15/03)
ANNISTON - Mary L. Tatum, 75, died at 12:18 a.m. Aug. 15, 2003, at her home. Born June 1, 1928, in Anniston, daughter of the late Ernest and Minerva Shoemaker Blackwell, she was a lifelong resident of Anniston, where she was a member of the Nazarene Church...
Lowell Throgmorton (08/15/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Lowell Throgmorton, 78, died Aug. 13, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 24, 1924, in Piggott, Ark., son of the late Albert and Edna Nettles Throgmorton, he lived in the Bloomfield and Dexter areas for 57 years. He was a retired veterinarian assistant and member of the Hill General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
John Bryant (08/15/03)
CHARLESTON - John Edward Bryant, 56, died at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 7, 1946, in Detroit, Mich., son of Rose K. Conroy Bryant of Miner and the late William Clyde Bryant, he lived in Charleston most of his life. A member of St. Henry Catholic Church, he was a disabled U.S. Air Force veteran and served in Vietnam...
Betty Brannock (08/17/03)
DEXTER -- Betty Joe Brannock, 78, died Aug. 16, 2003, at the Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Wayne Wade (08/15/03)
SIKESTON - Cecil Wayne Wade, 71, died at 5:45 a.m. Aug. 14, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 25, 1931, in Rector, Ark., son of the late Frank and Gladys Russell Wade, he was a taxi driver for 24 years and a mover with Atlas Van Lines for 20 years before retiring...
William Patterson (08/15/03)
DEXTER - William Lee Patterson, 58, died Aug. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 15, 1944, in Dexter, son of Vivian Hunt Patterson of Dexter and the late William H. Patterson, he had been employed by Fram Manufacturing in Dexter...
Patsy Triplett (08/03/03)
SCOTT CITY - Patsy Jean Triplett, 45, died Aug. 1, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 24, 1957, in Bonne Terre, daughter of the late Billy Joe and Aimee Vivian Brooks Bailey, she was a member of the Illmo First Baptist Church. On Feb. 2, 1988, at Cape Girardeau, she married Robert Earl Triplett, who survives of the home...
Bill Campbell (08/01/03)
ST. LOUIS - William George "Bill" Campbell, 38, died at 11:01 p.m. July 26, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 1, 1964, in St. Louis, son of Carolyn Kay Newman Campbell of Sikeston and the late George Thadeus Campbell Jr., he was employed as a waiter at J.F. SanFilippo's. He was a member of Lindsey Lane Baptist Church in St. Louis...
Ruby Myers (08/01/03)
DEXTER - Ruby Katherine Myers, 88, died July 31, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 29, 1915, at Acorn Ridge, daughter of the late Richard and Leona Rose Burke, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter. She retired from the Elder Manufacturing Co. in Dexter...
Josie Smith (08/01/03)
BERNIE - Josie M. Smith, 90, died Aug. 1, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Jim Wills (08/03/03)
SIKESTON - Elmer James "Jim" Wills Jr., 82, died Aug. 2, 2003, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 22, 1920, in Olney, Ill., son of the late Elmer J. and Lydia Ethel Thomas Wills Sr., he was a member of the First Christian Church. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a 32nd degree Mason in the Consistory of Bloomington, Ill. He was manager for Missouri Utilities in Charleston and Poplar Bluff, retiring in 1982...
Bob Mitchem (08/03/03)
CROSBY, Texas - Robert "Bob" Mitchem,, 57, died July 27, 2003, in Houston. Born Jan. 15, 1946, in Lilbourn, Mo., he was the son of Madalyn Mitchem Atkin of Venice, Fla., and the late Bill Mitchem. He lived in Lilbourn until age 17 and again in the 1970s. ...
Mary Brockmeyer (08/03/03)
CHAFFEE -- Mary Brockmeyer, 83, died Aug. 1, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Eugene Moore (08/03/03)
LILBOURN - Eugene Moore, 76, died July 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 28, 1926, in Indianola, Miss., son of Augusta Moore of Lilbourn and the late Tom Moore, he worked for the Liberty Cash Company in Memphis, Tenn., for more than 35 years before retiring...
Josie Smith (08/03/03)
BERNIE - Josie Marie Smith, 90, died Aug. 1, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Born Sept. 17, 1912, in Bernie, daughter of the late Joseph Louray Grayum and Ethel Jennette Jordon Grayum, she had been an interior decorator and was a published poet. She was a pianist for her church since age 9 and was a member of the church missionary society...
Imogene Davis (08/03/03)
DEXTER - Imogene L. Davis, 72, died Aug. 2, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home.
Clarence Graham (08/01/03)
GIDEON - Clarence E. Graham, 84, died July 30, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born March 7, 1919, in Union, Tenn., son of the late Jeff and Edna South Graham, he was of the Baptist belief. On Jan. 11, 1941, in Wardell, he married Virginia Wilson, who preceded him in death on July 24, 2001...
Garry Hess (08/21/03)
ADVANCE - Garry Lee Hess, 51, died Aug. 20, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 4, 1952, in Painton, son of the late Robert D. and Vilamae Spillman Hess Sr., he graduated from Bell City High School. A graduate of the Diesel Mechanic School in Memphis, Tenn., he was a parts manager for Nelson Tractor in Sikeston...
Wardell Coleman (08/21/03)
WILSON CITY - Wardell "Poddie" Coleman, 60, died Aug. 18, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 23, 1942, in Wyatt, son of Helen Douglas of Charleston and the late Mansfield Coleman Sr., he attended Bird's Mill Elementary School and was employed by Rafferty Hunter Farms...
Mary Owensby (08/21/03)
MEXICO, Mo. - Mary Catherine Dill Owensby, 81, formerly of East Prairie, died Aug. 19, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. Born July 26, 1922, at Huntington, Tenn., daughter of the late Isiah Earl and Birchard Bennett Dill, she graduated from East Prairie High School in 1941 and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie. ...
Klay Kellams (08/21/03)
BURTON, Mich. - Klay Gregory Kellams, 15, died Aug. 19, 2003, in Burton, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Aug. 24, 1987, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Sonya Jerrolds Kellams of Burton and Moe Kellams of Memphis, Tenn., he had recently left Portageville, Mo., to return to Burton, where he would have been a junior at Bently High School. ...
Valerie Baker (08/21/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church for Valerie Ann Baker, 38, who died Aug. 18, 2003, were: Phil Black, Cliff Jackson, Danny Kuykendall, Jeff Limbaugh, Harold Pruitt and James Reugh. Ponder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
Mildred Todd (08/21/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mildred M. Todd, 88, formerly of Morehouse, died at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 20, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau. Born Dec. 6, 1914, in White Oak, daughter of the late Wade Winslow and Cora Bizzell Tucker, she graduated from Morehouse High School and had been a postal clerk at the U.S. ...
Elois Jones (08/04/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elois Faye Jones, 90, died at 2:54 a.m. Aug. 4, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Jim Wills (08/04/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church for Elmer James "Jim" Wills Jr., 82, who died Aug. 2, 2003, will be: David Donahoo, Shawn Donahoo, Billy Williams, Sonny Alcorn, Frank Tatum and Bobby McCord...
Imogene Davis (08/04/03)
DEXTER - Imogene L. Davis, 72, died Aug. 2, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 22, 1930, in Hartman, Ark., daughter of the late Earnest and Lela Marvel Steele, she lived in Lindsay, Calif., before moving to Dexter in 1978. A retired cook, she had owned and operated The Snack Bar in Dexter and attended the Church of Christ in Dexter...
Mary Brockmeyer (08/04/03)
CHAFFEE - Mary Elizabeth Brockmeyer 83, died at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 1, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 15, 1920, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Elvie Lee and Pearl Aslee Bunyard Roney, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chaffee...
Harriet Cook (08/04/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Harriet Emily Cook, 80, died Aug. 1, 2003, at her home. Born June 7, 1923, at Bernie, daughter of the late Jessie Lee and Miranda Ann Neely Cook, she was of the General Baptist belief. She was a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis and Doctors Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff before retiring...
Jake Johnson (08/04/03)
MANDEVILLE, La. - Jake Johnson, 16, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 12:04 p.m. Aug. 2, 2003, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Pauline Williams (08/04/03)
NEW MADRID - Pauline Stallings Williams, 85, died Aug. 2, 2003. Born Aug. 16, 1917, in Tallapoosa, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Cordelia Davis Stallings. On Nov. 4, 1933, she married Nathaniel J. Williams who preceded her in death in December 1970...
Jerri Chidester (08/04/03)
TEQUESTA, Fla. Geraldine Knower "Jerri" Chidester died Aug. 2, 2003, in Tequesta. She was a former resident of Sikeston, Mo., and wife of Dr. Thomas L. Chidester, who preceded her in death in 1963. After leaving Sikeston, she lived in Mexico City, Mexico, New York City, N.Y., and Danbury, Conn...
Martha Pope (08/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Martha Good Pope, 86, died Aug. 10, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 20, 1917, in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Edgar and Beulah Irene Good Dock. She was raised in Detroit, Mich., and moved to East Prairie in 1945...
Joyce Griffin (08/12/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Joyce Griffin, 65, who died Aug. 8, 2003, were: Michele Gonzalez, Christy Thompson, Chad Griffin, Kaleb Griffin, Eric Ezell and Keith Cole.
Lawrence Flowers (08/12/03)
PARMA - Lawrence Henry Flowers, 72, died Aug. 11, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Bill Patterson (08/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - William "Bill" Patterson, 48, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 12, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
June Kelley (08/12/03)
PUXICO - June Kelley, 73, died Aug. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 28, 1929, in Puxico, daughter of the late Thurma and Irene Edwards Kitchen, she lived in St. Louis for 35 years before moving to Puxico. She was a restaurant manager for Uncle Bill's Pancake House in St. Louis and had been a cashier at Bill's Market for 14 years before retiring. A member of Puxico VFW Post 7822 Ladies Auxiliary, she attended the First Christian Church of Puxico...
Johnnie Webb (08/12/03)
SIKESTON - Johnnie Michael Webb, 48, died at 4:16 p.m. Aug. 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 22, 1955, in Torrance, Calif., son of John Webb and the late G. Irene Lawson Webb, he worked in the construction business. He is also survived by one son, Tyler Webb...
Judith Riley Squires (08/12/03)
SIKESTON - Judith Kay Riley Squires, 61, died Aug. 11, 2003, at her home. Born May 22, 1942, in Waterloo, Iowa, daughter of Gwendolyn Frances Rose Scoles of Evansdale, Iowa, and the late Raymond Floyd Scoles, she was a homemaker for Tri County Home Health Care. She was of the Baptist belief...
Evelyn Mast (08/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Evelyn Agnes Mast, 91, died at 5:10 p.m. Aug. 10, 2003, at the St. Peters Manor Nursing Center. Born July 8, 1912, in New Madrid, daughter of the late William and Cecelia Beaher Smith, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was of the Presbyterian belief...
Mary Wilson (08/12/03)
BERNIE - Mary Jane Wilson, 76, died Aug. 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 29, 1926, at Mount Judea, Ark., daughter of the late Osmer Lee and Sarah Emmaline Sexton Riddell, she was a founding member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie...
Eldon Taylor Sr. (08/11/03)
DECATUR, Ala. - Eldon Lee Taylor Sr., 56, died Aug. 8, 2003, at his residence. Born July 10, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Jim and Willa Faye Pruitt Taylor, who survive of Kevil, Ky., he was formerly of Dogwood, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., moving to Decatur in 1986. He owned MidSouth Salvage...
Billy Middleton (08/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Billy A. Middleton, 63, died Aug. 9, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 15, 1939, in Henderson County, Tenn., son of the late David Arthur and Helen Lucille Baxter Middleton, he graduated in 1958 from Lilbourn High School where he was active in sports and school activities. His classmates knew him as "Cocklebur." A member of the Eagles Club in Sikeston, he retired as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy and had been a facilities manager for the Department of Defense...
Evelyn Mast (08/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Evelyn Mast, 90, died at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 10, 2003, at the St. Peters Manor Nursing Center in St. Peters. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Kenny Moore (08/11/03)
PUXICO - Kenny Moore, 54, died Aug. 8, 2003, at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter. Born Nov. 1, 1948, at Bloomfield to the late Roy and Velma Walker Moore, he lived in the Puxico area his entire life. A maintenance worker for the city of Puxico, he attended the Puxico Chapel Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army...
Jerry Chadwell (08/11/03)
XENIA, Ill. -- George "Jerry" Chadwell, 63, died at 6:23 p.m. Aug. 8, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 22, 1940, in Parma, Mo., he and his wife were owners of Xenia Cafe for five years and also ran the concession stand at Sam Dale Lake for three years. A member of the Xenia United Methodist Church, he was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post and UAW 25 in St. Louis, Mo...
Elois Jones (08/05/03)
EAST PRAIRIE Elois Faye Jones, 90, died at 2:54 a.m. Aug. 4, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 13, 1913, in Dorena, daughter of the late Burris and Kate Kelly Doss, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of the Dorena Baptist Church...
Ray Nunnally (08/05/03)
MORLEY - Ray Nunnally, 59, died Aug. 3, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 3, 1943, in Eaton, Ark., son of the late Raymond C. and Jane L. Powers Nunnally, he was a retired railman from Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway, where he began working in 1972. He also owned a tax service in Morley and co-owned Caleb's Tavern in Oran. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Chaffee V.F.W. and the Chaffee Elks Lodge...
Dorothy Darby (08/05/03)
BERTRAND - Dorothy Dee Darby, 90, died at 11 p.m. Aug. 4, 2003, at the Bertrand Retirement Center. Born March 19, 1913, in Marion County, Ala., to the late Silas and Villa Lovelace Howell, she had lived in Bertrand most of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Jake Johnson (08/05/03)
MANDEVILLE, La. - Jake Johnson, 16, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 12:04 p.m. Aug. 2, 2003, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. Born Nov. 19, 1986, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Timothy Lee Johnson of Mandeville and Nicka O'Connor Gorostiza of East Prairie, lived in Mandeville for the past five years. He was a sophomore at Mandeville High School...
Kenny Hudson (08/06/03)
ANNISTON - Kenny Hudson, 58, died at 3 a.m. Aug. 6, 2003, at his home. Born May 22, 1945, in Anniston, son of the late Luther and Bernice Pond Hudson, he lived in Anniston all his life. He was employed by the Stanley Muffler Company in East Prairie...
Marie Swanagon (08/06/03)
KINGWOOD, Texas - Marie Swanagon, 81, died Aug. 3, 2003, in Kingwood. Born July 7, 1922, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late Bertie and Ishem Lewis, she grew up in Sikeston and was a graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. In 1941, at Sikeston, she married Hal Swanagon who preceded her in death...
Leonard Boyd (08/06/03)
CHARLESTON -- Leonard A. Boyd, 73, died Aug. 2, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 22, 1930, in Charleston, son of the late Joseph and Dillie James Boyd Sr., he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949. A 1959 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business management from Lindenwood College in St. ...
Georgia Orr (08/06/03)
CHICAGO, Ill. - Georgia Anna Pullen Orr, 78, formerly of Bell City, Mo., died Aug. 1, 2003, in Chicago. Born Nov. 27, 1924, in Bell City, daughter of the late J.C. Pullen Sr. and Floia Montgomery Pullen, she retired as a registered nurse for St. Joseph Hospital...
Jo Toutcheque (08/07/03)
CLUTE, Texas - Betty Jo Toutcheque, 35, formerly of Bloomfield and Dexter, Mo., died Aug. 4, 2003, at her home. Born April 13, 1968, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of Lowell "Bud" Lewis of Puxico and Mary Ellis Massingill of Dexter, she was manager of the Prairie 204 Video Store in Bloomfield before moving to Texas in 2002. She was a member of the National Humane Society...
Dorothy Darby (08/07/03)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at McMikle Funeral Home for Dorothy D. Darby, 90, of Bertrand, who died Aug. 4, 2003, were: T.W. McDermott, Don Moxley, Richard Gage, Larry Miller, Roger Tesney and Dwight White. Burial followed in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston...
Imogene Davis (08/07/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Wednesday at the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter for Imogene Davis, 72, who died Aug. 2, 2003, were: Terry Davis Sr., Bobby Davis Sr., James Steele, Terry Davis Jr., Chris Davis and Dallas Davis...
B.J. Bradley Jr. (08/07/03)
SCOTT CITY - B.J. Bradley Jr., 5, died Aug. 6, 2003, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Dec. 6, 1997, at Cape Girardeau, son of Billy Joe and Nikki Scott Bradley of Scott City, he played for the Scott City Cubs T-ball team...
Georgia Orr (08/07/03)
CHICAGO, Ill. - Georgia Anna Pullen Orr, 78, formerly of Bell City, Mo., died Aug. 1, 2003, in Chicago. Born Nov. 27, 1924, in Bell City, daughter of the late J.C. Pullen Sr. and Floia Montgomery Pullen, she retired as a registered nurse for St. Joseph Hospital...
Eldon Taylor Sr. (08/10/03)
DECATUR, Ala. - Eldon Lee Taylor Sr., 56, died Aug. 8, 2003, at his residence. Born July 10, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Jim and Willa Faye Pruitt Taylor, who survive of Kevil, Ky., he was formerly of Dogwood, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., moving to Decatur in 1986. He owned MidSouth Salvage...
Joyce Griffin (08/10/03)
POTOSI -- Joyce Adele Ezell Griffin, 65, died Aug. 8, 2003, at the Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi. Born Dec. 11, 1937, in St. Francis, Ark., daughter of the late John Delbert and Nellie June Kutchin Ezell, she had lived in Dudley until 1973 when she moved to Potosi, where she was a retired beautician and member of the Potosi Church of God...
Joyce Weber (08/08/03)
DEXTER - Joyce Weber died Aug. 8, 2003, at her home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of arrangements...
Joyce Weber (08/10/03)
DEXTER -- Joyce Weber, 72, died Aug. 8, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 11, 1930, at Malden, daughter of the late Robert S. and Aline Elam MacDonald, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, where she served as a Sunday School worker. A founder of the Stoddard County Association for Retarded Citizens, she served on the Governor's Council for the Developmentally Disabled and worked as a volunteer in Dexter for many years...
James Moore (08/10/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James Edward Moore, 62, died at 1:10 a.m. Aug. 9, 2003, at his home. Born July 10, 1941, at Wolf Island, son of the late James William and Maggie Lee Marshall Moore, he had lived in Mississippi County all of his life, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie. He was employed by Noranda Aluminum...
Richard Sandvos (08/10/03)
SIKESTON -- Richard Lee "Dick" Sandvos, 64, died at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 8, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 16, 1939, in Illmo, son of the late Hugo E. and Alma Anna Mirgaux Sandvos, he moved from Peoria, Ill., to Sikeston in 1997. A member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston, he retired as a tool crib supervisor for Caterpillar in Peoria. Having been a recipient of a lung transplant, he became an organ donor after his death...
Danny Griffin (08/08/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Danny Griffin, 14, died Aug. 6, 2003, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis of injuries sustained in a bull riding accident. Born Nov. 15, 1988, in Fairfax, Va., son of Dan Griffin and stepson of Linda Griffin of Bloomfield, he was a student at Bloomfield High School. ...
Glenda Piker (08/11/03)
NEWPORT, Ark. - Glenda Junita Tilley Piker, 68, died Aug. 8, 2003, at her home in Newport. Survivors include: her mother, Hester Junita Wheelis Tilley of Newport; two sons, Steven Piker of Sikeston, Mo., and Terry Piker of North Little Rock; four sisters, Mary Tilley Fain of Powhatan, Ark.; Kay Tilley McCloud of Heber Springs, Ark., and Brenda Tilley Georgory and Beverly Tilley of Little Rock; and two grandchildren...
James Bryan Sr. (08/11/03)
ST. LOUIS - James E. Bryan Sr., 74, died Aug. 7, 2003, at his residence. Born Nov. 2, 1928, to the late Joe and Fern Williams Bryan, he was a printing ink operator for a commercial printing company in St. Louis. He was married to Wanda Branscum Bryan, who survives...
Elizabeth Jones (08/11/03)
BENTON -- Elizabeth Ann Jones, 56, died at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 2003, at her home. Born April 8, 1947, in Charleston, daughter of the late George and Rita Elizabeth Sisk Vinson, she was self-employed in home health care. She was first married to Morris Hale who survives of Benton...
Martha Pope (08/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Martha G. Pope, 85, died at 4:20 p.m. Aug. 10, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Robert Fowler (08/20/03)
DEXTER - Robert Van Fowler, 68, died Aug. 17, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1934, at Risco, son of the late James Robert and Pearl Iva Cecil Fowler, he was a service technician for Chrisman Oil in Dexter for 28 years. He was affiliated with the Big Ridge General Baptist Church in Matthews...
Valerie Baker (08/20/03)
SIKESTON - Valerie Ann Baker, 38, died Aug. 18, 2003, at her home. Born Feb. 26, 1965, in Spokane, Wash., daughter of Ralph R. Ebersole of Kelso and the late JoAnn Moodie Ebersole, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She was a registered nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Grace Gilliland (08/20/03)
BELL CITY - Grace Gilliland, 85, died at 3:40 p.m. Aug. 19, 2003, at the Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is tentatively scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and services will be conducted on Friday...
Mary Owensby (08/20/03)
MEXICO, Mo. - Mary Dill Owensby, formerly of East Prairie, died Aug. 19, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
J.L. "Spec" DeLine (08/20/03)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Charleston for Joseph Loren "Spec" DeLine, 96, who died Aug. 19, 2003, will be: Bill DeLine, Donny DeLine, David DeLine, Pete Story and William Glass...
Gale Irby (08/20/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gale Irby, 65, died at 2:45 a.m. Aug. 18, 2003, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Nov. 9, 1937, in St. Louis, son of the late William B. and Ruby Pearl Thompkins Irby, he was a retired farmer and of the Protestant belief. Survivors include: two brothers, J.R. Irby of Sullivan and Sammy Irby of East Prairie; two sisters, JoAnn Kemp of Immokalee, Fla., and Vivian Smith of Detroit, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews...
Danny Sturgeon (08/20/03)
SIKESTON - Daniel "Danny" Sturgeon Sr., 60, died at 1:20 a.m. Aug. 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 14, 1943, in Sikeston, son of the late Ralph and Mildred McClellan Sturgeon, he had been a truck driver and was a member of the Sikeston Eagles Club...
J.L. "Spec" DeLine (08/20/03)
CHARLESTON - Joseph Loren "Spec" DeLine, 96, died Aug. 19, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 24, 1907, in Charleston, son of the late Charles L. and Lilly Millard DeLine, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, where he served as assistant Sunday school secretary for many years and had been bestowed the honor of deacon emeritus. In 1935, he opened the DeLine Gun Shop in Charleston, which he maintained until retiring in 1979...
Gale Irby (08/20/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gale Irby, 65, died at 2:45 a.m. Aug. 18, 2003, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Moe Pippins (08/20/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Randall Evan "Moe" Pippins, 45, died Aug. 18, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 29, 1958, in St. Charles, Ill., he was the son of Marie Craft Pippins of Bernie and the late Arthur Alta Pippins. Survivors in addition to his mother include: one son, Brian Randall Pippins of Elgin, Ill.; one daughter, Jaime Marie Owsley of Elgin; four brothers, Phillip Pippins of Arnold, Jeff Pippins of Bernie, Gregory Pippins of Dexter and Kirk Pippins of Springdale, Ark.; four sisters, Bonnie Mitchem of Ironwood, Mich., Barbara Lamar of Malden and Lisa Mahlum and Linda Aguilar of Bernie; and three grandchildren.. ...
Marjorie McAllister (08/20/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Marjorie Mae McAllister, 78, who died Aug. 17, 2003, were: Frank McLean, Craig Zahner, Louis McLean, Gary Dollins, Marvin Clark and Doug Clark.
Jack Harris (08/20/03)
DEXTER - John W. "Jack" Harris, 60, died Aug. 19, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 12, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., son of Thelma Williams Harris of Dexter and the late Floyd Harris, he was a manager at the Sears store in Cape Girardeau...
Everett Wilson (08/18/03)
DEXTER - Everett Wilson, 90, died Aug. 16, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 18, 1912, near Dexter, son of the late John A. and Stella Hodge Wilson, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. He had been employed by Sisler Hardware and Edward's Hardware in Dexter...
Avis Lane (08/18/03)
CHARLESTON - Avis L. Ford Lane, 91, of Charleston Route 1, died at 2:35 a.m. Aug. 17, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born May 20, 1912, in Harrisburg, Ill., daughter of the late E.G. and Maude Church Ford, she was raised near Sikeston. She owned and operated a hotel at San Bernardino, Calif., during World War II and then returned to the Charleston area in 1946. ...
Betty Brannock (08/18/03)
DEXTER - Betty Joe Brannock, 78, died Aug. 16, 2003, at the Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 12, 1924, in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Mildred Neal Young. Survivors include: three sons, James Brannock of Sandia Park, N.M., Gordon Brannock of Albuquerque, N.M., and Neal Brannock of St. ...
Robert Fowler (08/18/03)
DEXTER - Robert Fowler, 68, died Aug. 17, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Harold Mills (08/18/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Harold Gene Mills, 79, who died Aug. 15, 2003, were: Ron Mills, Gary Klingel, Bobby Klingel, Billy Klingel, Gary L. Klingel and Eddie Fisher.
Dean Young (08/18/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary Nadine "Dean" Young, 73, who died Aug. 13, 2003, were: Wayne Young, Mark Young, Larry Young, Michael Young, Jerry Young and Billy Young.
Mary Woodruff (08/18/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary Madeline Woodruff, 80, who died Aug. 15, 2003, were: Chris Moore, Kevin Woodruff, Robbie Moore, Jim Baugher, Edward Baugher and Carl Green.
James Colwell (08/18/03)
NEW MADRID - James Carl Colwell, 62, died Aug. 16, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 25, 1940, in Matthews, son of Juanita Etheridge Colwell of New Madrid and the late Diwood O. Colwell, he was a truck driver for the City of New Madrid, where he was also a member of the Church of Christ...
Marjorie McAllister (08/18/03)
SHOOK - Marjorie Mae McAllister, 78, died Aug. 17, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 1, 1924, in Freeland, Mich., daughter of the late Lewis E. and Erma Jane Alexander McLean, she was a member of the Community of Christ Church near Shook and Order of the Eastern Star in Greenville...
Daniel Sturgeon (08/18/03)
SIKESTON - Daniel Sturgeon, 60, died Aug. 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Lottie Sibole (08/27/03)
DEXTER - Lottie Mae Sibole, 95, died Aug. 25, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 7, 1907, at Malden, daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Rebecca Campbell Bowman, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. She was a former store clerk at Gamble's and Stovall's Department Store...
James West (08/27/03)
DALLAS, Texas - James Crawford "Bud" West, 29, died Aug. 21, 2003, in Dallas. Born Feb. 16, 1974, in Dexter, Mo., he was the son of Iva Jane "Peanut" Owens of Lilbourn, Mo., and the late Maurice "Bud" West. Survivors in addition to his mother include: his grandmother, Mary Ada Ervin of Lilbourn; one brother and sister-in-law, Hubert and Teresa Nelson of Bonham; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary "Penny" Randolph of Lake Tawakoni, Sarah "Nickie" and Gary Rudd of Sherman and Cordie Janette "Twinky" and Timmy Farmer of Lilbourn; one stepbrother and sister-in-law, Christopher and Cynthia Owen of Dexter; two nieces, Jamie Rudd of Dennison and Maria Randolph of Lake Tawakoni; four nephews, Roy Rudd of Sherman, Allen Randolph of Dallas and Roy Dean Randolph, Michael Randolph and Matthew Randolph of Lake Tawakoni; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, loved ones, friends and acquaintances.. ...
Wanda Wolfe (08/27/03)
ALLENVILLE - Wanda Jewell Wolfe, 74, died at 4:50 a.m. Aug. 24, 2003, at her home. Born July 28, 1929, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Marvin Eldridge and Goldia Rister Bishop, she worked for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee before retiring. She was a member of the Allenville Baptist Church and served as treasurer of the Allenville Park Board...
Ada Rowell (08/28/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Ada M. Rowell, 70, formerly of Morehouse, died Aug. 27, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wappapello. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Pete Koppman (08/28/03)
PUXICO - Jerry "Pete" Koppman, 73, died Aug. 26, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 4, 1929, in Puxico, son of the late Louis Koppman and Lura Rollman Koppman Skidmore, he was a lifelong resident of Puxico. He owned and operated the Koppman Barber Shop in Puxico for 37 years and also raised cattle. A member of Masonic Lodge 596 and VFW Post 7822 in Puxico, he served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He attended the First General Baptist Church in Puxico...
Theodore Gregory (08/27/03)
SAN DIEGO - Theodore Gregory, 50, died Aug. 24, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo., where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Slick Williams (08/27/03)
CHARLESTON - Denise René "Slick" Williams, 38, died Aug. 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1965, in Charleston, daughter of Earnestine Williams Anderson of Charleston and the late Booker Woods, she attended Charleston Public Schools and was a 1983 graduate of Charleston High School. She was employed by Starks Manufacturing Company in Charleston...
Charles Reaves (08/27/03)
SIKESTON - Charles Melburn Reaves, 55, died at 4:55 a.m. Aug. 26, 2003, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 1, 1948, in the Cotton Hill Township of Dunklin County, he was the son of Melburn J. and Dorothy Watson Reaves of Searcy, Ark., and a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ. ...
Mildred Powers (08/28/03)
PUXICO - Mildred Walker Powers, 82, died Aug. 27, 2003, at he home. Born March 14, 1921, in Bell City, daughter of the late Elmer and Pearl Denton Riney, she lived in Puxico since 1949, where she was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church. She was a nurse aide at the Puxico Nursing Center before retiring...
Brandon Mosby (08/28/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Brandon Mosby, 21, died Aug. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Roberta Brammer (08/28/03)
DIEHLSTADT - Roberta Marie Hill Brammer, 71, died at 6 a.m. Aug. 27, 2003, at her home. Born May 14, 1932, in Charleston, daughter of the late Ralph Kermit and Anna Louise Sasseen Hill, she lived in Charleston most of her life and was a member of the Bible Holiness Church in Diehlstadt. She had been employed with Knights Department Store and Rowe Insurance Company in Charleston for many years before retiring...
Lottie Sibole (08/26/03)
DEXTER - Lottie Mae Sibole, 95, died Aug. 25, 2003, at the Beverly Health Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
MaryBelle Patterson (08/26/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at the First Baptist Church in Caruthersville for MaryBelle Patterson, 96, who died Aug. 22, 2003, were: Wayne Brantley, Joe Brewer, Earl Bullington, Lonnie Cagle, Buddy James and Lavanda White...
Mildred Donica (08/26/03)
DEXTER - Mildred Donica, 83, died Aug. 25, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Marvin Yates (08/26/03)
MOREHOUSE - Marvin R. Yates, 61, died Aug. 24, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 26, 1942, in Dyess, Ark., he was the son of the late George and Ethel Brown Yates. Survivors include: one son, Jerry Wayne Yates of Berry, Ala.; two daughters, Penny Teske of Oakman, Ala., and Barbara Cooksey of Bloomington, Ind.; two stepsons, James Burton of Dallas, Texas, and Randy Burton of Lowndes; one stepdaughter, Martha Ann Henderson of New Madrid; two brothers, Ernest Yates of Cherokee Village, Ark., and Tommy Yates of Niles, Mich.; one sister, Shirley Austin of Manila, Ark.; 17 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and a special friend, Lonnie K. ...
Wanda Wolfe (08/26/03)
ALLENVILLE - Wanda Jewell Wolfe, 74, died at 4:50 a.m. Aug. 24, 2003, at her home. Born July 28, 1929, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Marvin Eldridge and Goldia Rister Bishop, she worked for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee before retiring. She was a member of the Allenville Baptist Church and served as treasurer of the Allenville Park Board...
Shannon Tarkington (08/26/03)
BERNIE - Shannon Dale Tarkington II, 17, died Aug. 24, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 7, 1986, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of Shannon Dale Tarkington I of Vandalia, Ill., and Crendy Sue Young Tarkington of Bernie. ...
James C. Coldwell (08/17/03)
\NEW MADRID -- James C. Coldwell, 62, died Aug. 16, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
June Kelley (08/14/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for June Kelley, 73, who died Aug. 11, 2003, were: Kirk Folse, Russell Kelley Jr., Kelley Henson, Justin Henson, Kenny Null and Randy Olmsted.
Lawrence Flowers (08/14/03)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lawrence Henry Flowers, 72, who died Aug. 11, 2003, were: Joe Johnson, Glenn Hillis, Nathan Graves, Brandon Graves, Doyle Hicks and Mike Johnson.
Gary Stubenrauch (08/14/03)
SCOTT CITY - Gary Francis Stubenrauch, 60, died at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 12, 2003, in Van Buren. Born Feb. 20, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Bernard George "Barney" and Coena Anna Bucher Stubenrauch, he was a conductor with the Union Pacific Railroad. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, he was also a member of the National Rifle Association, Eagles Clubs in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston and the United Transportation Union of Railroads...
Mary Gunder (08/14/03)
MOREHOUSE - Mary Adeline Gunder, 59, formerly of Lexington, died at 6 p.m. Aug. 11, 2003, at her home. Born July 22, 1944, in Gutherie Center, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Charles William and Mabel Marie Campbell Baird. Her husband, Jody D. Gunter, preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1985...
Mary Young (08/14/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Mary Young, 73, died Aug. 13, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Lowell Throgmorton (08/14/03)
DEXTER - Lowell Throgmorton, 78, died Aug. 13, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Earl Carroll (08/14/03)
DEXTER - Earl Vernon Carroll, 74, died Aug. 13, 2003, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born April 20, 1929, at Harviell, son of the late Roy Jasper and Edna Lucinda Dickens Carroll, he was a lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri and lived in Dexter for the past 14 years. ...
Wanda Wolfe (08/25/03)
ALLENVILLE - Wanda Jewell Wolfe died Aug. 24, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Mildred Donica (08/25/03)
DEXTER - Mildred Donica, 83, died Aug. 25, 2003 at her residence in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Shannon Tarkington (08/25/03)
BERNIE - Shannon Tarkington, 17, died Aug. 24, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
Dale Anderson (08/25/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Dale Anderson, 76, who died Aug. 19, 2003, were: Dorro Rushing, Burley McIntyre, James Peters, Bill Limbaugh, Phil Richardson and Gene Cross.
Darius Wooldridge (08/25/03)
BERNIE - Darius Clay Wooldridge, 16, died Aug. 23, 2003, as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Born Nov. 25, 1986, at Poplar Bluff to Bobby and Sheryl Craig Wooldridge of Bernie, he was a junior at Bernie High School where he was involved in basketball, baseball, the Beta Club and FFA...
Leland Price (08/25/03)
FARMINGTON -- Leland T. Price, 95, died Aug. 22, 2003, at the Camelot Nursing Center at Farmington. He was born April 30, 1908, in Fredericktown. His wife, Nora B. McCann Price, formerly of Charleston, survives of the home in Farmington. Other survivors include several nieces and nephews...
John T. Beavers (08/25/03)
LONEDELL - John Thomas Beavers, 79, died Aug. 22, 2003 at St. Louis. Born Aug. 13, 1924, in Sikeston to the late James Walton Beavers Sr. and Clara Belle Baugher Beavers, he was employed by McDonnell-Douglas for over 35 years and was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. A member of Machinists Union Local 3 of St. Louis, he was a member and past worshipful master of the Fraternal Lodge 363 AF&AM at Robertsville...
Bedia Springer (08/25/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bedia Mae Springer, 86, died Aug. 23, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 30, 1916, in West Virginia, to the late Jules and Julia Morning Bills Porter. In 1944 she married Benjamin (Bill) William Springer, who preceded her in death on March 4, 1975...
Justin Taylor (08/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Justin Chance Taylor (Newton), 18, died Aug. 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 31, 1985, in Hayti, son of Dewayne and Caroline Taylor of Caruthersville, he attended New Dawn State School where he attended proms and was Valentine's King...
Norman Newell (08/25/03)
ZALMA - Norman Newell, 60, died Aug. 22, 2003, near Zalma. Born May 5, 1943, at Morley to Lottie Gibbs Newell of Grassy and the late Earl Newell, he worked for Arab Stone Co. in Arab. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army and attended the Zalma General Baptist Church...
Virginia Deason (08/25/03)
BLODGETT -- Ella Virginia Deason, 72, died Aug. 24, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 13, 1931, in Fayette, Ala., daughter of the late James William and Odessa Mae White Gardner, she was a member of the Sixth Street Trinity Chapel...
Martha Blom (08/25/03)
NEW MADRID - Martha A. Blom, 79, died Aug. 23, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 11, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Ralph Anderson and Virginia Vestal, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Madrid, where she served as organist for more than 42 years...
Bob Scheffer (08/13/03)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Vincent "Bob" Scheffer, 77, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 4:19 p.m. Aug. 11, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 19, 1925, in Charleston, son of the late Henry Bernard and Rosella Layton Scheffer, he was employed with Rhodes-Burford Home Furnishings in Mounds, Ill., retiring as manager after 40 years of service, and was a front end supervisor for Super Value in Lone Oak. ...
Lawrence Flowers (08/13/03)
PARMA - Lawrence Henry Flowers, 72, died Aug. 11, 2003, at his home near Parma. Born April 5, 1931, in Steele, son of the late Henry and Bertie DePriest Flowers, he lived in the Parma area since 1979 and was a self-employed carpenter. On March 19, 1976, in Cairo, Ill., he married Connie Simon who survives of the home...
Billy Middleton (08/13/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Billy A. Middleton, 63, who died Aug. 9, 2003, were: Mack Wheetley, Jimmy Ramsey, Jimmy Truelove, Bobby David Middleton Jr., Larry Boyer and Andy Christian. Members of the 1958 class of Lilbourn High School served as honorary pallbearers...
Bill Patterson (08/13/03)
DOGWOOD - William "Bill" Patterson, 48, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 12, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 5, 1954, at Columbia, Tenn., son of the late Hewitt and Louise Hicks Patterson, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was employed in the maintenance department at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau...
Alvida Nation (08/22/03)
SCOTT CITY - Alvida Nation, 68, died Aug. 22, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Flora Conaway (08/22/03)
DEXTER - Flora Mae Conaway, 96, died Aug. 20, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care. Born July 29, 1907, at Clifton, Tenn., daughter of the late Joe J. and Sarah Elizabeth Grimes Wells, she was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Dexter. On Sept. 29, 1923, at Tiptonville, Tenn., she married John Wess Conaway who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1965...
Toby Byrum (08/22/03)
SIKESTON - Virginia "Toby" Byrum, 81, died at 1:25 p.m. Aug. 21, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 5, 1921, daughter of the late Ambrose and Dola Scoggins Turner, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and had worked for the Brown Shoe Company for 41 years...
Nadine Robison (08/22/03)
ADVANCE - Nadine Robison, 79, died Aug. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 1, 1924, in Hurricane Fork, daughter of the late Bland and Minnie Welker Long, she was a member of Bethel General Baptist Church near Advance...
Dale Anderson (08/22/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Dale E. Anderson, 76, formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 19, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 6, 1926, near Dexter, son of the late Floyd and Alta Wilfong Anderson, he lived in Wappapello since 1990. He was a retired labor union representative and had worked in California for many years. He was a member of the Wappapello Eagles Lodge and Dexter Elks Lodge...
Mildred Todd (08/22/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mildred M. Todd, 88, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Morehouse, who died Aug. 20, 2003, will be: Robert Davis, Doyle Denbow, John Burch, Richard Landers, Mike Dillard and William Largent...
Ernest Malkoski (08/24/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Ernest David Malkowski, 42, died Aug. 21, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 10, 1960, in St. Louis, son of Victor Malkowski of Poplar Bluff and Lorrie Bunker Jorgenson of Arlington, Wash., he was a bowling alley mechanic and lived in Poplar Bluff for the past three years...
Helen Ponder (08/22/03)
CHARLESTON - Helen Louise Ponder, 70, died at 11:47 a.m. Aug. 21, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 9, 1932, in Canalou, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Delphia Pierce Elderbrook. A graduate of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, she was a school teacher in Arizona, Oklahoma and Mississippi before returning to Missouri. ...
Alveda Nation (08/24/03)
SCOTT CITY - Margaret Alveda Nation, 68, died at 12:02 a.m. Aug. 22, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1934, in Fornfelt, daughter of Helen Margaret Stone Brant of Scott City and the late Hugh Alvida Spriggs, she had been a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Scott City...
Martha Blom (08/24/03)
NEW MADRID - Martha A. Blom, 79, died Aug. 23, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 11, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Ralph and Virginia Vestal Anderson, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Madrid, where she served as organist for more than 42 years...
MaryBelle Patterson (08/24/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE - MaryBell Gaddy Patterson, 96, died Aug. 22, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born May 1, 1907, in Caruthersville, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Alverda Geddy. On March 31, 1929, she married James Floyd "Pat" Patterson, who was well-known later as "Senator Pat." He preceded her in death on May 5, 1989...
Kenneth White (08/24/03)
MOREHOUSE - Kenneth Ray White, 73, died Aug. 23, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 5, 1929, in Princeton, Ky., son of the late Andrew and Clara Belle Poole White, he lived in Morehouse most of his life and was a farm laborer...
Theodore Gregory (08/29/03)
SAN DIEGO - Theodore Joseph "Ted" Gregory, 50, died Aug. 24, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 24, 1952, in Flora, Ill., he was the son of Clifford Albin and Carolyn Laverne Davis Gregory of Sikeston, Mo. He graduated with a degree in engineering from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., and was employed by Raytheon, SSI Division in San Diego...
Tom Dalton (08/29/03)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Thomas Eugene "Tom" Dalton, 84, died Aug. 28, 2003, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Born Dec. 10, 1919, in New Madrid County, Mo., son of the late Walter and Margaret Simpson Dalton, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Texas and USS Missouri in World War II. Before retiring, he had been employed by Kimberly Clark and was also a security guard at St. Francis Hospital...
Floella Bagwell (08/29/03)
SCOTT CITY - Floella Jane Bagwell, 87, died at 1:50 p.m. Aug. 28, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 11, 1915, in Puxico, daughter of the late William Arthur and Elizabeth Harmon Hamil, she was a seamstress for Thorngate Ltd. before retiring. She was a member of Illmo Baptist Church in Scott City...
Elmer Junior Heuring (08/29/03)
SCOTT CITY - Elmer "Junior" Heuring, 53, died Aug. 28, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Charles Reaves (08/29/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Shady Acres Church of Christ for Charles M. Reaves, who died Aug. 26, 2003, were: Joe Karnes, Gerald Oliver, Ron Greenlee, Jeff Williams, Jerry Reaves and James Reaves. Honorary pallbearers were: Joe Sebourn, Mike Wheeler, James McGee and Melvin Reaves...
Lisa Ayers (08/29/03)
DEXTER - Lisa Lynn Ayers, 45, died Aug. 27, 2003, near Dexter. Arrangements are pending at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where visitation is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery...
Pete Koppman (08/29/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Jerry "Pete" Koppman, 73, who died Aug. 26, 2003, were: Ken Minton, Bub Yates, Dean Hodge, Gary Wilfong, Bob Braswell and Billy Clark.
Adah Rowell (08/29/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Adah L. Merick Rowell, 70, formerly of Morehouse, died Aug. 27, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wappapello. Born Sept. 13, 1932, in Morehouse, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mercedes Merick. A member of VFW Post 3416 Ladies Auxiliary and Eagles Aerie 4066 Ladies Auxiliary in Wappapello, she was also a member of Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 Ladies Auxiliary in Sikeston...
V.W. Jones (08/29/03)
DEXTER - V.W. Vivian Jones, 101, formerly of Lufkin, Texas, died Aug. 28, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care. He was a member of the Texas State Embalmers and Funeral Directors Association from 1928 until retiring in 1992 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin where he served as a deacon for 72 years...
Elmer Junior Heuring (08/31/03)
SCOTT CITY - Elmer Larry "Junior" Heuring, 53, died at 8 p.m. Aug. 28, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, son of Elmer George and Alene Catherine Scherer Heuring, he was a warehouseman and forklift operator for Rubbermaid in Jackson. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Rick Williams (08/29/03)
BERTRAND - Richard Eugene "Rick" Williams, 57, died at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 28, 1946, in Acorn Ridge, son of the late James E. and Mary Jane Stephens Williams, he was of the Baptist belief. He was a self-employed master wood crafter and served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era...
Irmgard Chronister (08/29/03)
CHAFFEE - Irmgard "Irm" Chronister, 72, beloved wife of James H. Chronister, died at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Irmgard was born Oct. 29, 1930, in Munich, Germany, to the late Simon and Maria Pertl. She came to America around 1960. James and Irmgard met in Chicago, Ill., and were married on Feb. 14, 1970 and he survives...
Roberta Brammer (08/29/03)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at committal services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston for Roberta Hill Brammer, 71, who died Aug. 27, 2003, will be: Billy Vaughn, John Vaughn, Sam Babb, John Roberts, David Cohen and John Donaldson...
Kathryn Savage (08/29/03)
COMMERCE, Texas - Kathryn Ann Savage, 76, died at 7 a.m. Aug. 25, 2003, at her home. Born Jan. 26, 1927, in Diehlstadt, Mo., daughter of the late Atlas Bell and Coena Stone Summers, she lived in Commerce since 1972. A retired officer manager for the physical plant at East Texas State University, she was a member of the Psychology Club and Dames Club...
Mildred Donica (08/29/03)
DEXTER - Mildred Eva Donica, 83, died Aug. 25, 2003, at her home. Born March 28, 1920, at Risco, daughter of the late Thomas Renshaw and Clara Thompson Hunt, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and had been employed by Davis Electric in Cape Girardeau...
Alton Crowley (08/31/03)
SIKESTON - Alton R. Crowley, 57, died Aug. 29, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 24, 1946, in Sikeston, son of the late Claude and Mildred Crowley, he retired as a mechanic for the Missouri Department of Transportation. Survivors include: his best friend, Ellen Chrostoski of the home; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Eric Crowley of Sikeston and Bob and Deanna Crowley of Sikeston; one sister, Claudia Bolen of Springfield; and he was "Peepaw" to his five grandchildren, Dakotah, Hunter Shane and Haylee Quertermous and Hunter Crowley and Savannah Crowley.. ...
Lisa Ayers (08/31/03)
DEXTER -- Lisa Lynn Ayers, 45, died Aug. 27, 2003, near Frisco. Born Aug. 17, 1958, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Marion Horner and Phyllis Shell Rehm, she was a member of Mount Calvary Powerhouse Church of God in Poplar Bluff and was a homemaker...
Roy Waldman (08/31/03)
SIKESTON -- Roy Edward Waldman, 69, died at 9:40 a.m. Aug. 29, 2003, at his home in Sikeston. Born Jan. 9, 1934, in Sikeston, son of the late Ellis P. and Martha Thomas Waldman, he had worked as lead man for the Sikeston Water Department for 25 years prior to his retirement and was a member of the Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston...
Genoa McLard (08/31/03)
CHAFFEE -- Genoa Ann McLard, 61, died Aug. 29, 2003, at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born March 26, 1942, in St. Louis, daughter of Violet Lucille Van Bibber Williams of Chaffee and the late Ulyss Glenn Williams, she was a homemaker and member of the Chaffee General Baptist Church and Ethel Cook Women's Missionary Society of Chaffee...
Theodore Gregory (08/31/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Theodore Joseph "Ted" Gregory, 50, of San Diego, Calif., who died Aug. 24, 2003, were: Warren Catt, Bob Davis, Brad Davis, Ed Davis, Greg Catt and Tim Sanford.
Mildred Powers (08/31/03)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for the funeral service held Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico for Mildred Walker Powers, 82, who died Aug. 27, 2003, were: Mike Riney, Steve Riney, Chris Riney, Glenn Green, Charles Hedspeth and Vern Shrum...
Flora Conaway (08/21/03)
DEXTER - Flora Mae Conaway, 96, died Aug. 20, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.