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Obituaries from September 2003

Lee Shaw (09/16/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Lee Shaw, 43, formerly of Malden and Sikeston, died Sept. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 4, 1960, in Parma, son of James and Mozell Shaw of Malden, he lived in Poplar Bluff for the past nine months. ...
Annie Robbins (09/16/03)
MARSTON - Annie Lorene Robbins, 79, died Sept. 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 25, 1924, in Saltilo, Tenn., daughter of the late Fred and Joanna Whittemore, she was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecostal Church in Marston...
Rebecca Lambrou (09/16/03)
SCOTT CITY - Rebecca Lambrou, 53, died Sept. 14, 2003, at her mother's home. Born July 23, 1950, in Hillsboro, Ore., daughter of Gloudena "Billie" Baker of Advance and the late William Finnigan, she was a social worker for the State of Missouri at Bloomfield...
Jeffrey Sutton (09/16/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jeffrey Lynn Sutton, 42, died at 4:50 p.m. Sept. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 11, 1961, in Mississippi County, son of J.L. Sutton of East Prairie and Barbara Allen Ivie of Poplar Bluff, he lived in Haughton, La., most of his life. A graduate of Haughton High School, he moved to East Prairie in the early 1990s where he was self-employed in home interior improvement and repair...
Amy Murphy (09/09/03)
NEW MADRID - Amy Jeanne Murphy, 42, died Sept. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 18, 1961, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Gus and Clara Clark Murphy Jr. of New Madrid. Survivors in addition to her parents: two daughters, Cammy Spreng White and Abby Jeanne White of New Madrid; one sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia Murphy and Craig Nelson of St. Louis; and one brother, Anthony Kevin Murphy of St. Louis...
Ruby Ellis (09/09/03)
CHAFFEE - Ruby Geraldine Ellis, 83, died at 10:50 p.m. Sept. 7, 2003, at the Crystal Oak Care Center in Crystal City. Born Jan. 31, 1920, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Buford Harrison and Iva Crites Fowler, she was a supervisor for Thorngate Ltd. A member of the First Christian Church at Chaffee, she was also a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3775 in Cape Girardeau...
Elmer Bostic (09/09/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Elmer Bostic, 70, died Sept. 8, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 17, 1933, in Greenville, son of the late Benjamin and Catheryn Knuckles Bostic, he was a farmer and lifelong resident of Bloomfield. In August 1950, he married Frances Cox who survives of the home...
Edna Hamlyn (09/09/03)
PUXICO - Edna M. Hamlyn, 75, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 27, 1928, in Chaonia, daughter of the late Elza and Ruby Davis Caldwell, she lived in Cahokia, Ill., for many years before moving to Puxico in 1964. ...
Ulus Carter (09/09/03)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at McMikle Funeral Home for Ulus L. Carter, 77, who died Sept. 7, 2003, will be: Jeff Humphrey, Nathan Humphrey, Scott Barnum, Benjamin Carter, Stephanie Storey and Nathan DeHaan. Bill Bradley, minister of the Morley Church of Christ, will officiate...
Hal Robertson (09/09/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hal Franklin Robertson, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 7, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Emerson's mother dies (09/09/03)
WASHINGTON - A private funeral will be held today in Bethesda, Md., for Sylvia Hermann, the mother of U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau.. Herman, 89, died Sunday. Hermann had been active in Republican Party politics since she was a little girl, said Lloyd Smith, an aide to Emerson...
Margie Goodale (09/09/03)
SIKESTON - Margie Ellen Goodale, 77, died at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 2003, at her daughter's home in Matthews. Born Oct. 8, 1925 in East Prairie, daughter of the late Clyde William and Lillian Colleen Merrill Anderson, she lived in Sikeston since 1956. She had been employed with the Anchor Toy Factory and was a member of Trinity Full Gospel Church of Sikeston...
Scott Johnson (09/09/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Scott David Bailey Johnson, 33, died Sept. 8, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Boekerton. Born Aug. 21, 1970, in Hayti, son of LeRoy and Brenda Bailey of Portageville, he was employed by UAP and Bradfield Farms in Portageville...
Helen Corvick (09/30/03)
SCOTT CITY - Helen Louise Corvick, 74, died Sept. 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Dora Goodale (09/30/03)
CHARLESTON - Dora Forrester Goodale, 86, died at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 30, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
P.D. Hutchason (09/30/03)
HAYFORK, Calif. -- Paul David "P.D." Hutchason, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 29, 2003, at his home following an extended illness. Born March 14, 1920, in Sikeston, son of the late Curly and Bertha Hutchason, he moved to Hayfork in 1953, and was the owner and operator of Hutchason Shell Station in Hayfork. He then worked for the Trinity County Sheriff's Department and the Hayfork Park. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Erma Robertson (09/30/03)
MALDEN - Erma Dee Robertson, 79, died Sept. 29, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born March 5, 1924, in Iuka, Miss., daughter of the late Pete and Mary Frances Gray House, she was a member of the Kimball Baptist Church in Malden...
James L. Calvin Sr. (09/30/03)
MOUNDS, Ill.-- James L. Calvin Sr., 70, died at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 27, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born Dec. 6, 1932, in Pulaski, son of the late Charles and Stella Egner Calvin, he was the co-owner of Calvin Siding and Windows. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion...
George Mazurkiewicz (09/30/03)
SIKESTON -- George Mazurkiewicz, 75, died Sept. 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 6, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of the late Stefan and Josephine Mazurkiewicz, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Korean War and was a machinist at the Ladish Company before retiring...
Gary Cooper (09/30/03)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. - Gary E. Cooper, 61, died Sept. 22, 2003, at the Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 19, 1942, in Charleston, Mo., he retired from the U.S. Navy. His wife, Cindy Dickerson Cooper, survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter, Michelle Cooper Williams of Covington; two sons, Richard Cooper and Tony Cooper of Millington; one stepdaughter, Kristy Reeves of Dyersburg; one sister, Jean Parton of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Barger Cooper of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jerry Cooper of Denver, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.. ...
Vivian Ward (09/30/03)
SIKESTON - Vivian Christine "Butchie" Ward, 65, died Sept. 29, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 21, 1937, in Osceola, Ark., daughter of the late Coleman and Mamie Lusk Lannum, she was a member of Rauch-Spence Methodist Church in Morehouse. She was postmaster for the city of Morehouse from 1979 until retiring in 1992...
James Goyins (09/25/03)
SIKESTON -- James Goyins died Sept. 24, 2003, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Eunice Abernathy (09/25/03)
SIKESTON - Eunice E Abernathy, 79, a resident of the Miner Nursing Center, died at 11:15 p.m. Sept. 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 15, 1923, in Grayridge, daughter of the late John Benjamin and Ruth Whitman Bailey, she had worked in the cafeteria at the Sikeston Middle School and was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church...
Maudie Denton (09/25/03)
SIKESTON - Maudie I. Denton, 80, died at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 25, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Charles Leek (09/10/03)
SIKESTON - Charles Darrell Leek, 66, died Sept. 8, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 27, 1937, he was the son of the late Elmer and Lucy Bradford Leek. Survivors include: two sons, David Leek and Donnie Leek of Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters, Charlotte Leek of Sikeston and Penny Collins and Debbie Pritchett of Nashville; one sister, Verbal Selph of Morehouse; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Frances Saliba (09/10/03)
CHARLESTON - Frances C. McFadden Saliba, 91, died Sept. 9, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
James McGhee (09/25/03)
SIKESTON -- James McGhee, 46, died at 11:45 p.m. Sept. 24 at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Hadie Blissett (09/25/03)
ST. LOUIS - Hadie DeLois Blissett, 57, died at 1:20 a.m. Sept. 21, 2003, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born Dec. 8, 1945, in Earle, Ark., daughter of the late Rev. E.L. and Lillie M. Blissett, she was a graduate of Scott County Central High School. She was employed by Ford Motor Company in St. Louis...
Clarence Vandemark (09/25/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Clarence Ray Vandemark, 69, died Sept. 20, 2003, at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria. Born Feb. 18, 1934, in Matthews, Mo., son of the late John D. and Ausa Eagleton Vandemark, he was a printing officer with the U.S. Civil Service and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Elmer Matthews (09/25/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for Elmer Joyce Matthews, 86, who died Sept. 23, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center will be: Dan Lape, Benny Eason, Darrell Stewart, Steve Sikes, King Sidwell and Keith Gregston. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where the Sikeston Masonic Lodge will conduct rites at 7:30 p.m...
Emma Cade (09/25/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Emma F. Cade, 87, died at 3:45 a.m. Sept. 25, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 13, 1916, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late John and Ethel Woods Buttry, she lived in East Prairie most of her life. She was employed by Sells Rest Home in Matthews for many years and was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in East Prairie for more than 50 years...
Sid Fraley (09/10/03)
SIKESTON - Sid Fraley, 53, of Sikeston died at 10:50 p.m. Sept. 9, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services are scheduled for Friday.
Ines Whitehead (09/25/03)
PEVELY - Ines Whitehead, 78, died Sept. 24, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born Nov. 26, 1924, at Naylor, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Pearl Rines. Her husband, Ralph L. Whitehead, preceded her in death on April 5, 1978...
Michael Crain (09/10/03)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Michael Lee Crain, 62, who died Sept. 4, 2003, were: Raymond Dickerson, Larry Crain, Darrin Hardin, Norman Condict, James Stokes and Steve Watkins.
Patsy Mathis (09/24/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Patsy J. Mathis, 63, died at 8:35 a.m. Sept. 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 4, 1940, in Charleston, son of Ruby June Levan Baker of East Prairie and the late Robert Baker, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the New Life Ministries Church in New Madrid...
Launita McNeal (09/24/03)
HUNTINGTON, Ind. -- Launita Marie McNeal, 69, died Sept. 22, 2003, at the Norwood Nursing Center in Huntington. Born Sept. 3, 1934, in Stoddard County, Mo., she was the daughter of Mildred Arnold Mekan of Bernie, Mo., and the late Lawrence Mekan. On Oct. 17, 1951, she married LeeRoy McNeal who preceded her in death on March 3, 1995...
Albert Kent (09/25/03)
CHARLESTON - Albert Kent, 76, died Sept. 21, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 9, 1927, in Walls, Miss., he was the son of the late Julius and Flora Brown Kent. He worked for Paul Bell Farms in Deventer, Clint Hutcheson Farms in Charleston and Burkhart Foam Rubber in Cairo, Ill., before retiring. He was a member of Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church...
Eunice Abernathy (09/24/03)
SIKESTON - Eunice Abernathy, 79, died at 11:15 p.m. Sept. 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Edna Daniel (09/24/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Edna Lennie Daniel, 96, of Mount Carmel, Ill., and formerly of Sikeston, who died Sept. 22, 2003, will be: Mark Daniel, Don Daniel, Charles Daniel, Ben Daniel, Brian McClellan and Tom McClellan...
Susan Jensen (09/24/03)
HOUSTON, Texas - Susan Evans Jensen, 58, died at 6:45 a.m. Sept. 21, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 10, 1944, at Long Beach, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Lewis Monroe and Ethel Slack Evans. She lived in the Houston area for many years, where she was business administrator of her husband's handcrafted jewelry business. She was a member of Riceville Mount Olive Baptist Church in Houston...
Sharon McTyre (09/24/03)
GIDEON - Sharon Lynn McTyre, 47, died Sept. 22, 2003, at the Gideon Care Center. Born June 29, 1956, in St. Louis, daughter of Marian Fletcher English of Gideon and the late Howard English, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gideon. Survivors in addition to her mother include: three sons and one daughter-in-law, Aaron and Amy Ashcraft and Guy Kinsey of Arnold and Jeremy Kinsey of Sikeston; one sister and brother-in-law, Dena and Gordon Branson of Fulton; and two nieces...
Elmer Matthews (09/24/03)
SIKESTON - Elmer Joyce Matthews, 86, died at 3:45 a.m. Sept. 23, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 21, 1917, in Sikeston, son of the late Thomas A. and Clara Joyce Matthews, he was a lifelong resident of Sikeston and retired as a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a master sergeant with the U.S. Army and a veteran of World War II. A former member of the Civil Air Patrol, he was a 32nd degree Mason and a 50-year member of Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM...
Lawrence Sullivan (09/11/03)
ST. LOUIS - Lawrence Clifford Sullivan, 43, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sept. 9, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 13, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, son of Clifford H. Sullivan of Cape Girardeau and Helen R. Cathcart Sullivan of Columbus, Ohio, he was a 1978 graduate of Cape Central High School. He graduated in 1982 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and was a restaurant waiter...
Augusta Moore (09/11/03)
LILBOURN - Augusta Moore, 92, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born June 16, 1911, in Sunflower County, Miss., daughter of the late Nathan and Caroline Pruitt, she was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn for many years...
Sid Fraley (09/11/03)
SIKESTON - Sidney R. Fraley, 53, died at 10:50 p.m. Sept. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 27, 1949, in Sikeston, son of Raymond E. "Shot" Fraley of Matthews and the late Rachel Ellen Coppage Fraley, he graduated in 1967 from Matthews High School and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. Fraley served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and was service manager with Fabick Brothers Equipment Co. for 13 years. He was of the Baptist belief...
Alma Smothers (09/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alma Smothers, 73, died at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Letha Rister (09/11/03)
HERNANDO, Miss. - Letha Rister, 83, died at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 10, 2003, at the Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston...
Roberta Harvey (09/11/03)
SIKESTON - Roberta Helen Harvey, 86, died Sept. 10, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 8, 1917, in Arkansas, daughter daughter of the late Tom and Ada Parham Becton, she lived in Sikeston and East Prairie most of her life. She was a long-time resident of the Shuffit Nursing Center and lived in the Clearview Nursing Center for the past eight years...
Frances Saliba (09/11/03)
CHARLESTON - Frances Camille Saliba, 91, died at 6:50 p.m. Sept. 9, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 16, 1911, in Knox City, daughter of the late George E. and Gertrude Smith McFadden, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She owned and operated Saliba's Jewelry until retiring in 1979 and was a member of the First Christian Church in Charleston. ...
Dessie Wallace (09/11/03)
FLINT, Mich. - Dessie H. Wallace, 91, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Sept. 8, 2003, at the Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc. Born Nov. 7, 1911, in Bernie, daughter of the late J.F. and Jennie Riddle Vincent, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie...
George Mazurkiewicz (09/29/03)
SIKESTON -- George Mazurkiewicz, 75, died Sept. 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 6, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of the late Stefan and Josephine Mazurkiewicz, he was a member of the First Assembly of God in Ladish County in Milwaukee. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Korean War and was a machinist before retiring...
Geneva Lambert (09/29/03)
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Geneva Estelle Murphy Lambert, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 26, 2003, at Springdale Northwest Medical Center. Born Feb. 1, 1929, in Crystal Springs, daughter of the late Charles Bearden and Lucinda Moon Murphy, at the age of 14 she moved to Sikeston where she lived until her move to Springdale in April 2003. ...
Rosella Chandler (09/29/03)
CHARLESTON - Rosella P. "Rosie" Chandler, 68, died at 10:16 a.m. Sept. 27, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 1, 1934, in Charleston to Eathel Holmes Scheffer of Charleston and the late Frank H. Scheffer Sr., she had lived in Charleston most of her life and was of the Catholic belief...
James Sonney (09/29/03)
DEXTER -- James Byron Sonney, 61, died Sept. 27, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 1, 1942, in Greene County, Ark., son of the late Oliver and Mae Graham Sonney, he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter and a former forklift operator at Stanislaus Food in Modesto, Calif...
Alice Pepper (09/04/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Alice Evans Pepper, 64, died Sept. 4, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1939, at Detroit, Mich., daughter of the late Leo Galvan and Cathrine Rvis Galvan, she graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit, Mich. She was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church...
Mary Ann Morse (09/04/03)
FULTON - Mary Ann Morse, 85, died Sept. 3, 2003, at the Riverview Nursing Center in Mokane. Born Sept. 7, 1917, in Moark, daughter of the late Calvin and Rose Ozee Farris, she had been employed by several nursing homes in Southeast Missouri and was a nurse aide at the Fulton State Hospital for many years. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Willodean Shaffar (09/04/03)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Willodean Beasley Shaffar, 71, died Aug. 30, 2003, at the Center Avenue Health and Rehab Center. Born May 1, 1932, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late Harrison and Gaynell Bell Beasley, she graduated in 1949 from Diehlstadt (Mo.) High School. ...
Lila Porter (09/04/03)
SIKESTON - Lila Mae Porter, 73, died at 8:11 p.m. Aug. 31, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1929, in the Tanner community near Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Bielor Atnip Gray. Her husband, Floyd Porter II, preceded her in death...
Jesse McKenzie (09/04/03)
PASCOLA - Jesse Charles Andrew McKenzie, 73, formerly of East Prairie, died Sept. 3, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Leslie Gammons (09/04/03)
DETROIT - Leslie Wayne Gammons, 34, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 2, 2003, at the Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe. Born Oct. 11, 1968, in East Prairie, son of Frank Edward and Patricia Ann Heppe Gammons of East Prairie, he lived in Michigan for the past three years...
Viola Jones (09/04/03)
MORLEY - Viola Jones, 80, died at 10 p.m. Sept. 2, 2003, at the Jackson Manor. Born Sept. 30, 1922, in Leuchville, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie Allen and May F. Hause Woods, she was a member of the Hooe Baptist Church. On May 19, 948, she married Charles J. Jones who preceded her in death on March 25, 1970...
Vernon Francis (09/04/03)
DEXTER - Vernon K. Francis, 70, died Sept. 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1932, at Frisco, son of the late Joe and Mable Joseph Francis, he was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Frisco. A retired farmer and veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Dexter Masonic Lodge 532, Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis and member of the Shriners...
Lena Stroud (09/04/03)
DEXTER - Lena Mildred Baker Stroud, 84, died Sept. 3, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born April 1, 1919, in Jasper, Ark., daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Breedlove Baker, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield. She had worked in the housekeeping department at the Dexter Nursing Center...
Tootie Holtzhouser (09/04/03)
LILBOURN - Maudy Evelyn "Tootie" Holtzhouser, 79, died Sept. 3, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 29, 1923, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Earnest Buell and Lura Dell Crayton Newton, she was a lifelong resident of Lilbourn. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and VFW Post 7183 Ladies Auxiliary in Lilbourn and was employed with the People's Bank of Lilbourn before retiring...
Calvin Stroup (09/04/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Calvin Stroup, 78, who died Aug. 31, 2003, were: Gary Stroup, Jason Stroup, Kenny Stroup, Kevin Stroup, Andy Stroup and Tony Stroup.
Maudie Denton (09/26/03)
SIKESTON - Maudie I. Denton, 80, died at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 25, 2003, at her home. Born Jan. 1, 1923, in Kennett, daughter of the late Henry William and Levadie Mae Hoxworth Abernathy, she had been employed by Wilcox Electric Manufacturing Co. in Kansas City. In 1972, she moved from Kansas City to Sikeston. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Sikeston...
James Goyins (09/26/03)
SIKESTON - James R. Goyins, 68, died Sept. 25, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Born March 9, 1935, in Lilbourn, son of the late Myrkle and Lucy Jane Shaver Goyins, he was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army. On March 23, 1955, he married Emma K. Klauer who survives of the home...
David Jacobs (09/26/03)
DECATUR, Ga. - Wilber Ray "David" Jacobs, 76, died Sept. 21, 2003, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Born April 7, 1927, in Hayti, Mo., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Jacobs Sr., he worked in the field of radio broadcasting and held positions in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Mobile, Ala. before working for radio stations WGKA and WABE in Atlanta, Ga...
Ralph Smith (09/28/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ralph H. "Pete" Smith, 85, died Sept. 25, 2003, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Dec. 13, 1917, in Portageville, son of the late James Ralph and Elizabeth D. Lester Smith, he was a former police officer in Portageville and a truck driver...
Michael Russell (09/26/03)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Michael Lee Russell, 14, died Sept. 24, 2003. The son of Dr. Alan Russell was born Jan. 22, 1989. Also surviving are a brother, Dakota Russell; and his stepmother. His mother preceded him in death. Services and burial will be conducted in Nashville...
Ronnie Long (09/26/03)
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. - Ronnie Gene Long, 57, died Sept. 24, 2003, in Pass Christian. Born Sept. 3, 1946, in Charleston, Mo., son of the late John E. and Ethel A. Long Sr., he was a former resident of Sikeston, Mo., and attended Sikeston schools. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966 and retired as a master gunnery sergeant after 36 years of service and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, N.C...
Earl Bennett (09/26/03)
BERNIE - Earl Bennett, 95, died Sept. 25, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 19, 1907, in Fredericktown, son of the late Nathan and Cora Fox Bennett, he lived in Parma before moving to Bernie in 1969. He was a member of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Bernie...
Geneva Lambert (09/28/03)
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Geneva Lambert, 74, died at 5 p.m. Sept. 26, 2003, at Springdale North West Medical Center in Springdale. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Aaron Martin (09/28/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- Aaron F. Martin, 63, died Sept. 16, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 13, 1939, in Caraway, Ark., son of the late Henry C. and Bracy Deola Gossien Martin, he moved to Sikeston in 1983 prior to moving to Farmington in 1984, where he owned and operated a boarding home for 12 years. In May 2002, he moved back to Bloomfield. He also served 21 years in the U.S. Army, where he was a senior drill sergeant...
Jean Martin (09/28/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Jean Rogers Williams Martin, 53, died Sept. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 26, 1950, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of Ellare Hollingsworth Rogers of Cape Girardeau and the late Lewis Rogers, she was a member of the Community Church of Christ in Lowndes and was a beautician/stylist at J.C. Penney Styling Salon in Cape Girardeau...
John J. Harrell (09/28/03)
DEXTER -- John J. Harrell, 79, died July 11, 2002, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Committal Shelter in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors provided by the Delta Team of Cape Girardeau and the Stoddard County Veterans Honor Team...
Lee Shaw (09/28/03)
DEXTER -- Lee A. Shaw, 43, died Sept. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the Committal Shelter in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors provided by the Missouri Military Honor Guard...
James McGhee (09/28/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for James McGhee, 46, who died Sept. 24, 2003, were: Harold Hoskins, Dewey Davidson, Larry Rodgers, Jeff Chapman, Larry Lofton and Aaron McGhee.
James McGhee (09/26/03)
SIKESTON - Elvis "James" McGhee, 46, died Sept. 24, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 4, 1956, in Sikeston, son of the late Hurley and Nelda McClaine McGhee, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Sandywood Baptist Church and had worked in the City of Miner Street and Water Maintenance Department...
Ralph Smith (09/26/03)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Ralph Smith, 85, died Sept. 25, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo.
Willowdean Shaffer (09/03/03)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Willowdean Beasley Shaffer, 71, died Aug. 30, 2003, at the Center Avenue Health and Rehab Center. Born May 1, 1932, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late Harrison and Gaynell Bell Beasley, she graduated in 1949 from Diehlstadt (Mo.) High School. ...
Kenneth Melton (09/03/03)
SENATH - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Tuesday at the Senath Cemetery for Kenneth Dale Melton, 65, who died Aug. 29, 2003, were: Lanie Morgan, Raymond Dickerson, Carl G. Keasler, Larry Crain, Larry Gee and Don Nelson. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Parma was in charge of arrangements...
Leslie Gammons (09/03/03)
DETROIT - Leslie Wayne Gammons, 34, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 2, 2003, at the Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tyler Mattison (09/07/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Tyler Wayne Mattison, 18, who died Sept. 5, 2003, will be: Bruce Taylor, Billy Clayton, Buster Hampton, Clint Hampton, Ronnie Hampton and Chris Pinkerton. Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Dewayne Coleman, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Canalou...
Tootie Holtzhouser (09/05/03)
LILBOURN - Maudy Evelyn "Tootie" Holtzhouser, 79, died Sept. 3, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 29, 1923, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Earnest Buell and Lura Dell Crayton Newton, she was a lifelong resident of Lilbourn. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and VFW Post 7183 Ladies Auxiliary in Lilbourn and was employed with the People's Bank of Lilbourn before retiring...
Clinton Harris (09/05/03)
RISCO - Clinton Harris III, 62, died Sept. 2, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 17, 1941, in Water Valley, Miss., he was the son of Freddie Mae Owens Harris of Sunflower, Miss., and the late Clinton Harris Jr. On Dec. 21, 1959, he married Leatrice Davis, who preceded him in death on June 4, 2003...
Michael Lee Crain (09/07/03)
NAPLES, Fla. - Michael Lee Crain, 62, died Sept. 4, 2003, at the Naples Community Hospital in Naples. Born July 25, 1941, at Parma, Mo., son of the late Coy Lee and Frieda Lee Tisdale Crain, he grew up in Parma before moving to Carrier Mills, Ill., where he lived for several years and worked as a maintenance and construction worker in a coal mine before moving to Florida three years ago. ...
W.P. Wilson (09/07/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - W.P. Wilson, 66, died at 6:45 a.m. Sept. 6, 2003, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 17, 1937, at Ridgely, Tenn., son of the late William and Mary Belle Moore Wilson, he lived most of his live in East Prairie where he was a member of the First General Baptist Church and self-employed as a plumber for 35 years until retiring due to ill health...
Edna Hamlyn (09/08/03)
DEXTER - Edna M. Hamlyn, 75, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ulus Carter (09/08/03)
CHARLESTON -- Ulus Lucian Carter, 77, died at 8:40 p.m. Sept. 7, 2003, at his home. Born March 1, 1926, in Oklahoma, son of the late Charles Leman and Lillie Belle Walker Carter, he had lived in Charleston most of his life, moving from Holland, Mich., where he was a member of the Christian Reform Church and had been employed as a fiberglass boat craftsman...
Wayne Early (09/08/03)
BERNIE - Wayne King Early, 55, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born June 4, 1948, in Poplar Bluff, son of the late Alvin Lester and Ruby Rebecca Gill Early, he served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Stanfield General Baptist Church in Gideon. A former coach, he owned Early Lawn Service and was a teacher for the New Madrid County Central R-1 School District...
Edith Middleton (09/08/03)
ADVANCE - Edith Belle Middleton, 87, died Sept. 7, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Oct. 6, 1915, in Marston, daughter of the late John Edward and Mary Edna McCary Coffee, she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Leora. On March 5, 1937, she married Brown Middleton Sr. who preceded her in death on June 15, 1967...
Mary Brown (09/05/03)
CHARLESTON - Mary B. Brown, 82, died at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 4, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 28, 1921, in Columbus, Ky., daughter of the late James H. and Carrie Boyd Jones, she lived most of her life in Charleston, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was secretary for the Associated Natural Gas Company in Charleston for 30 years before retiring in 1987...
Tyler Mattison (09/05/03)
SIKESTON - Tyler Wayne Mattison, 18, died Sept. 5, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident two miles south of Blodgett at Route H. Born Sept. 26, 1984, son of Steve Clark and Phyllis Ann Clayton Mattison of Sikeston, he attended Sikeston High School where he played junior varsity football. He also participated in Little League soccer, baseball and Jaycee Little League football and had also played Junior Babe Ruth League baseball in Sikeston...
Marilyn Sterling (09/05/03)
SIKESTON - Marilyn J. "Porky" Moore Sterling, 48, died at 1:07 p.m. Sept. 2, 2003, at her home. Born Jan. 10, 1955, in Benton Harbor, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Joseph John and Christine Williams Moore. Her husband, Larry Sterling, preceded her in death...
Linda Miller (09/14/03)
CHARLESTON - Linda Marie Housman Miller, 31, died at 7 p.m. Sept. 12, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 16, 1971, at Chaffee, daughter of Bruce Douglas and Betty Fay Rosson Housman of Charleston, she was a lifelong resident of Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Bud Leiner (09/14/03)
SCOTT CITY - Henry Charles "Bud" Leiner Jr., 85, died at 3:25 p.m. Sept. 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 13, 1917, in Fornfelt, son of the late Henry Charles and Millie Myrtle Johnson Sr., he was postmaster at Fornfelt from 1939-1942 and retired as an engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad...
C.D. Lynch (09/14/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Cecil Dale "C.D." Lynch, 68, of East Prairie and formerly of Sikeston, who died Sept. 12, 2003, will be: Joe Holt, Jimmy Abner, Frank Ellinger, Matthew Butrum, Lewis Jones and Paul Eldridge...
Joy Long (09/14/03)
DEXTER - Joy Angela Long, 76, died Sept. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 2, 1927, in Flippin, Ark., daughter of the late Luther Earl and Ida Isodora Reed Cunningham, she was a lifelong area resident. On July 27, 1946, in Dexter, she married Charles Eugene Long who preceded her in death on June 22, 1999...
Tommy Brown (09/14/03)
LILBOURN - Tommy Brown, 67, died Sept. 11, 2003, at his home. Born May 14, 1935, in Parma, he was the son of Mattie and Dixon Brown of New Madrid. His wife, Maudie Lee Taylor, survives of the home. Survivors in addition to his wife and parents include: one daughter, Maxcine Evan of Flint, Mich.; one stepdaughter, Darleen Taylor of Lilbourn; one brother, Robert M. Brown of Gary, Ind.; and nine grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren...
Nadine Brasher (09/12/03)
CHARLESTON - Nadine Brasher, 62, formerly of Piedmont, died at 1:20 a.m. Sept. 12, 2003, at her daughter's home in Charleston. Born Feb. 17, 1941, near East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles and Ruby Bowles Mansfield, she worked for Brown Shoe Company in Piedmont. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Bud Leiner (09/12/03)
SCOTT CITY - Henry C. "Bud" Leiner, 85, died Sept. 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Leatha Rister (09/12/03)
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Leatha Elizabeth Rister, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 10, 2003, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Born Sept. 4, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late Grover and Esther Snider Hitt, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Methodist Women's Club in Sikeston...
Payton Helms (09/14/03)
BERTRAND - Payton Elizabeth Helms, 10, formerly of Steele, died Sept. 12, 2003, at her home, following an extended illness. Born March 16, 1993, in Hayti, she was the daughter of Ernest Helms and Sarah Busby Constant of Bertrand. Other survivors include: one sister, Kayla Busby of the home; one brother, Breck Constant of the home; and her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Jean Busby of Cooter...
Harry Bock (09/14/03)
NEW MADRID - Harry H. Bock, 86, died Sept. 12, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Nov. 18, 1916, in New Madrid, to the late C.C. and Dixie Riley Bock, he attended Immaculate Conception School and New Madrid High School, Southeast Missouri Teachers College in Cape Girardeau and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he received his juris doctorate in 1940. ...
Brig. Gen. Hal F. Robertson (09/12/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hal F. Robertson, 80, died Sept. 7, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 31, 1922, in Piggott, Ark., he was the son of the late John Augustus and Lillian Robertson. Robertson began his military career in the U.S. ...
C.D. Lynch (09/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Cecil Dale "C.D." Lynch, 68, formerly of Sikeston, died at 5:30 a.m. Sept. 12, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born May 1, 1935, in Mississippi County, son of Helen Dale Peters Lynch of Bertrand and the late Cecil Lynch, he served with the U.S. ...
Florida Williamson (09/12/03)
PARMA - Florida Bell Williamson, 87, died at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 2003, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born June 8, 1916, in Clarendon, Ark., daughter of the late Will and Bell Richardson Madden, she lived in Parma for more than 60 years. A member of the Sikeston Jurisdictional Church of God in Christ, she had served as district missionary and evangelist, was a Sunday school teacher, YPWW teacher, treasurer and on the Mother's Board in the Church of Christ at Parma for more than 50 years. ...
Alma Smothers (09/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alma Jean Smothers, 73, died at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 2003, at her home. Born March 2, 1930, in Corning, Ark., daughter of the late Clarence and Elsie Maxwell Kearby, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was of the Baptist belief. She was a cook for the East Prairie R-2 School District for many years before retiring...
Nancy Wilson (09/12/03)
ADVANCE - Nancy Lee Wilson, 53, died Sept. 11, 2003, at her home. Born July 15, 1950, in Pontiac, Mich., daughter of Ivan Kardell of Silverwood, Mich., and the late Norma Bane Kardell, she graduated from Pontiac Northern High School. She was a packer for Horizon Music in Advance and member of the Advance Assembly of God Church...
Joy Long (09/12/03)
DEXTER - Joy A. Long, 76, formerly of Dudley, died Sept. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Dolores Gramling (09/14/03)
KENNETT - Dolores Vearn Gramling, 71, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 23, 1931, in San Francisco, Calif., daughter of the late Barney E. and Dora Jane Lincoln, Ray, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett...
Dale King (09/21/03)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Dale King, 36, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 18, 2003. Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at Limestone Chapel in Athens.
Donald Caldwell (09/21/03)
LILBOURN - Donald L. Caldwell, 48, died Sept. 17, 2003, near LaForge from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born May 13, 1955, in Wyatt to Condra Caldwell of Charleston and the late Verlar Mae Caldwell, he was employed by Noranda aluminum of Marston and was affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Janece Wilson (09/19/03)
FOREST, La. - Janece Wilson, 92, formerly of Grayridge, Mo., died Sept. 17, 2003, at her home. Born May 12, 1911, in Essex, Mo., daughter of the late John Monroe and Cordelia Barker Davis, she lived in Grayridge for many years before moving to Forest in 1982...
Dennis Bacon (09/19/03)
SENATH - Dennis Bacon, 86, died Sept. 17, 2003, at the Senath Nursing Home. Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Puxico, son of the late Louie and Virtie Varble Bacon, he was a member of the First Baptist Church for 54 years, where he served as a deacon for many years. ...
Mary Gaye Burgess (09/21/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Gaye Burgess, 82, died Sept. 19, 2003, at the Hillcrest Manor in DeSoto. Born June 23, 1921, in the state of Tennessee to the late Lattie Stewart and H.T. Edmundson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville. On Jan. 9, 1945, in Hayward, she married Yvon Burgess, who preceded her in death on June 9, 2003...
Arnold Jones (09/19/03)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at McMikle Funeral Home for Arnold R. Jones, 66, of East Prairie, who died Sept. 17, 2003, were: Daniel Lafferty, Howard Williams, Jimmy Williams, Cecil Williams, Jerry Brewer, Michael Brewer, Justin Lafferty and Tommy Brewer...
Velma Clemons (09/19/03)
CHARLESTON - Velma Clemons, 91, died Sept. 16, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1911, in Kemper County, Miss., daughter of the late Warren and Jessie Belle Wilson Germany, she was a member of Sanders Chapel AME Church in Wyatt. She was first married to George Evans in Mississippi and later married Stennis F. Clemons in Missouri. They preceded her in death...
Lucille Maurine Senciboy (09/21/03)
PERKINS - Lucille Maurine Senciboy, 76, died at 2:51 p.m. Sept. 19, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 19, 1927, at Selmer, Tenn., daughter of the late John Edward and Annie Jones Wyatt, she retired as an inspector for Venture Products in Oran and was a member of the Arbor General Baptist Church in Arbor, the Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4154 in Advance, and the Morley Ladies Auxiliary of VFW No. 5368...
Edith Andrews (09/21/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Edith Grachel Andrews, 78, died Sept. 18, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 31, 1925, at Clarkton, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Dee Riley Miller, she was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Puxico...
Ova Smith (09/21/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Ova Jeanette Smith, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 19, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 3, 1914, in Clinton, Ark., daughter of the late Samuel Obediah and Amanda Jane Tucker Mowery, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. She had been a seamstress and was a volunteer with the Foster Grandparent Program for 15 years...
Connie Havener (09/21/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Connie Havener, 93, who died Sept. 19, 2003, will be: Mike Perry, Bill Sloan, Don Rodgers, Andy Rodgers, Steve Akins and Brad Akins. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Connie Havener (09/19/03)
SIKESTON -- Connie Havener, 93, died at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 19, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 31, 1910, in Morrilton, Ark., daughter of the late James Madison and Rose Etta Hale Miller, she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church and had served as a foster grandmother for the Kenny Rogers Children's Center...
Timothy Wagner (09/22/03)
MALDEN - Timothy John Wagner, 39, died Sept. 20, 2003, at his parents' home near Catron. Born Feb. 24, 1964, in Memphis, Tenn., son of Wendell Earl and Betty Jane Buttrey Wagner of Catron, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma. On Dec. 29, 2000, at Piggott, Ark., he married Vicki Jo Cunningham who survives of the home...
Marcella Crowson Caldwell (09/22/03)
SIKESTON - Marcella Crowson Caldwell, 76, died at 8:55 p.m. Sept. 20, 2003, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born June 29, 1927, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Jessie and Fairrie Barnhill Golightly, she was of the General Baptist belief. She was a retired cook and had worked for the National Lock Company...
Lacy Riley (09/22/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lacy Jane Riley, daughter of Thomas Paul and Nancy Nored Riley, died at birth Sept. 19, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors in addition to her parents include: one brother, Richard Clay Riley of Portageville; paternal grandparents Dorothy J. ...
Eva Fuqua (09/02/03)
DEXTER - Eva Lee Fuqua, 76, died Sept. 1, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born May 5, 1927, at Dudley, daughter of the late James H. and Emma Waggoner Kilmer, she was a member of the Bridge Church of Christ. A former member of the Stoddard County Historical Society, West Antioch Extension Club and Democratic Women's Club, she had been a clerk for Ladies Toggery in Dexter...
Lila Porter (09/02/03)
SIKESTON - Lila Mae Porter, 73, died Aug. 31, 2003, at her home. Her body was cremated and no services are scheduled. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Alta Ward (09/22/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alta S. Ward, 93, died at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 21, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born Jan. 1, 1910, in Winchester, Tenn., daughter of the late Jake and Ruthie Travis Smith, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie. She moved to Missouri in 1913 and lived in East Prairie most of her life...
Voneita Myracle (09/22/03)
BERTRAND - Voneita L. Phillips Myracle, 73, died at 11 a.m. Sept. 21, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Barbara Hampton (09/22/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Barbara Hampton, 69, who died Sept. 16, 2003, were: Derek Hampton, Eric Hampton, Devin Hampton, Randy Peck, Steven Peck and Stanley Creado.
Doris Farris (09/02/03)
WARDELL - Doris Evlyen Farris, 76, died Aug. 30, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born Aug. 29, 1927, in Wardell, she was the daughter of the late John Dewey and Grace Carter Warth. On Jan. 19, 1945, in Piggott, Ark., she married W.E.Farris who survives of the home...
Iva Hart (09/22/03)
PARAGOULD, Ark. - Iva Dell Hart, 74, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died at 11:28 a.m. Sept. 20, 2003, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital. Born March 21, 1929, in Knobel, Ark., daughter of the late Homer Lewis and Opal Jenkins Barksdale, she earned a Bachelor of Science in education. She was a school teacher for seven years at Knobel and 27 years in Portageville before retiring and was of the Church of Christ belief...
Janece Wilson (09/22/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Janece Wilson, 92, who died Sept. 17, 2003, were: Leslie Bolden, Becky Pylant, Johnny Wilson, Angie Suiter, Melody Beagles and Michael Davis.
Susan Jensen (09/22/03)
HOUSTON, Texas - Susan Evans Jensen, 58, died at 6:45 a.m. Sept. 21, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo.
Lorene Thornton (09/02/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lorene Thornton, 82, died at 4 a.m. Aug. 31, 2003, at her home following a brief illness. Born Dec. 16, 1920, at Bertrand to the late George and Hattie Vanpool Graham, she had lived in East Prairie most of her life. She was a retired sales clerk with the Dollar General store in East Prairie...
Tommie Cochran Sr. (09/22/03)
SCOTT CITY - Tommie Ray Cochran Sr, 49, died at 7:47 a.m. Sept. 21, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 16, 1953, in Kankakee, Ill., son of William Owen Cochran of Pueblo, Colo., and the late Delories Spriggs, he was a supervisor for Industrial Fuels and Resources and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Robert Weber (09/02/03)
ST. LOUIS - Robert M. Weber, 72, died Aug. 29, 2003, in St. Louis, following an extended illness. Born July 4, 1931, in St. Louis, son of the late Louis and Sylvia Ettinger Weber, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War. He was a baker in St. Louis before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
Willie Lloyd (09/02/03)
WILSON CITY - Willie Lou Lloyd, 93, died at 4:15 a.m. Aug. 30, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 10, 1909, in Birdsong, Ark., daughter of the late Jerry and Laura Ann Logan Cooper, she lived in Missouri for more than 50 years. She was a member of the Ollie Grove Baptist Church...
Adah Rowell (09/02/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Adah Rowell, 70, who died Aug. 27, 2003, were: Alex Rowell, Matthew O'Meara, Brian O'Meara, Paul Scott, James Boyer and Greg Early
Dale King (09/22/03)
MADISON, Ala. - Dale Allen King, 36, died Sept. 18, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 10, 1967, in International Falls, Minn., he was the son of Marie Wood of Athens, Ala., and Don King of Sikeston, Mo. He graduated from Sikeston High School and owned and operated the Athens Tractor Salvage Company...
Brandon Mosby (09/02/03)
NEW MADRID - Brandon LaQyawn Mosby, 21, died Aug. 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 4, 1982, in Hayti, son of Luvenia Mosby Jones of New Madrid and Steve "Bean" Wheeler of Farmington, he attended Portageville High School and New Madrid Country Central High School. He had been active in basketball, baseball and football...
Bud Mashek (09/02/03)
ADVANCE - Raymond "Bud" Mashek, 80, died Aug. 31, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born April 2, 1923, in Advance, son of the late Frank and Flora Pixley Mashek, he was a 1941 graduate of Advance. He was a driver for Elfrank Truck Lines and had also been a shop foreman for Mirly Truck Sales in Advance before retiring. ...
Calvin Stroup (09/02/03)
PUXICO - Calvin Stroup, 78, died Aug. 31, 2003, at his home near Puxico. Born March 16, 1925, near Puxico, son of the late William A. and Cynthia Bell Daniels Stroup, he lived in the Kinder and Puxico areas all his life. He was a retired farmer and member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Sturdivant...
Kenneth Melton (09/02/03)
CHEYNEYVILLE, La. - Kenneth Dale Melton, 65, formerly of Southeast Missouri, died Aug. 29, 2003, at the Rapids Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Born April 7, 1938, in Senath, Mo., son of the late Cecil Burian and Mary R. Romines Melton, he was a sugar cane farmer and member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, Mo...
Mozella Sanders (09/22/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mozella Sanders, 73, died at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 20, 2003, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Feb. 11, 1930, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Eddie Watson and Inar Davis Watson Busby, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life...
Edna Daniel (09/23/03)
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - Edna Lennie Daniel, 96, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 11:40 a.m. Sept. 22, 2003, at the Oakview Heights Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Mount Carmel. Born Aug. 24, 1907, in Scott County, Mo., daughter of the late Joe and Dollie Ann Seufert, she was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Sikeston. She retired in 1965 from the International Shoe Company in Sikeston...
Voneita Myracle (09/23/03)
BERTRAND - Voneita L. Phillips Myracle, 73, died at 11 a.m. Sept. 21, 2003, at her home. Born May 28, 1930, in Bertrand, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Nelson and Edna Hurley Phillips. She lived in Mississippi County all her life and owned and operated Ronnie's Trading Post near Wyatt until retiring. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Bertrand...
Elmer Matthews (09/23/03)
SIKESTON -- Elmer Matthews, 86, died at 3:45 a.m. Sept. 23, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Payton Helms (09/15/03)
BERTRAND - Payton Elizabeth Helms, 10, formerly of Steele, died Sept. 12, 2003, at her home, following an extended illness. Born March 16, 1993, in Hayti, she was the daughter of Fred Constant and Sarah Busby Constant of Bertrand. Other survivors include: one sister, Kayla Busby of the home; one brother, Breck Constant of the home; and her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Jean Busby of Cooter...
Leatha Rister (09/15/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday for Leatha Elizabeth Rister, 83, of Southaven, Miss., who died Sept. 10, 2003, were: Bob Laseter, Kevin McCrory, Seth McCrory, Jeff McCrory, David Rister and Jason Rister.
Linda Miller (09/15/03)
CHARLESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted at 11 a.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home for Linda Marie Housman Miller, 31, who died Sept. 12, 2003, were: Doug Pullen, Brian Fernandez, Mike Housman, Stevie Holman, William "Gene" Housman and James Housman...
Stacy Pierce (09/15/03)
SIKESTON - Stacy D. Pierce, 38, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Sept. 12, 2003, in Tunica, Miss., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born July 22, 1964, in Memphis, daughter of Houston and Helen Johnson Magee of Memphis, she owned and operated Stacy's Barber Shop (formerly Barnes Barber Shop) in Sikeston...
Clarence Parks (09/15/03)
DEXTER -- Clarence Parks, 93, died Sept. 14, 2003, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Oct. 15, 1909, in Dudley, son of the late John and Goldie Lock Parks, he was raised in Dudley and moved to Pontiac, Mich., where was a metal finisher with General Motors. He returned to Dudley in 1972 and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Dexter...
Dolores Gramling (09/15/03)
KENNETT - Dolores Vearn Gramling, 71, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 23, 1931, in San Francisco, Calif., daughter of the late Barney E. and Dora Jane Lincoln, Ray, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett...
Harold Taylor (09/15/03)
LONGVIEW, Wash. -- Harold Eugene Taylor, 82, formerly of Parma, died Sept. 8, 2003 at Hospice Care Center. Born June 14, 1921, in Houston, Ark., son of the late Floyd Eugene and Carrie Elizabeth Spells Taylor, he had lived in Longview for 39 years. He owned and operated Healthcare Inc. ...
Sydney Pikey (09/17/03)
CONRAN - Sydney Beth Pikey, 7, died Sept. 15, 2003, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. The beloved daughter of John and Stacy Pikey of Conran was born May 3, 1996, in Cape Girardeau. Her brother, Drew Pikey; her grandparents, Sam Pikey of Conran and Linda and Steve Rogers of New Madrid; her great-grandparents, Margie and Douglas Riddick of Portageville and Doris "Tootsie" Pikey of Conran, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, survive Sydney...
Fidela Aters (09/17/03)
JACKSON - Fidela "Dale" Aters, 70, of Jackson died Sept. 9, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 6, 1932, in Guam, daughter of the late Jose and Maria Diaz Gutierrez Aguon, she lived in the state of California and moved to Jackson in 1995, after her retirement. She was a member of a Catholic church in Guam...
Clyde Blair (09/18/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Clyde Blair, 76, died Sept. 6, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. He was born June 14, 1927, in Arkansas, and is survived by a sister, Australia Mason of New Madrid; and a brother, Roger Carpenter. His parents preceded him in death...
Clarence Parks (09/18/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Clarence Parks, 93, who died Sept. 14, 2003, were: Bill Abbott, Tom Noble, Connie Noble, Johnny Noble, Larry Noble and Eric Noble.
Donald Caldwell (09/18/03)
LILBOURN - Donald L. Caldwell, 48, died Sept. 17, 2003, near LaForge of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Sparks Funeral Home in Charleston.
Arnold Jones (09/18/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arnold Ray Jones, 66, died at 11:42 p.m. Sept. 17, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 4, 1937, in Hornersville, son of the late George and Sadie Holt Jones, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was a member of the Victory Chapel Church in Charleston...
Debney Cooper (09/18/03)
DEXTER - Debney Cooper, 93, formerly of Bloomfield and Bernie, died Sept. 16, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 4, 1909, at Aid, son of the late Marcus L. and Cora Culbertson Cooper, he was a retired farmer. On Nov. 14, 1933, at Kennett, he married Floy L. Harris who preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 2001...
Barbara Hampton (09/18/03)
DEXTER - Barbara Ann Hampton, 69, died Sept. 16, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late W. Leslie and Minnie Thurma Burkeen, she lived in Poplar Bluff and Gatewood for many years before moving to Dexter in November 2002. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church...
Aaron F. Martin (09/16/03)
DEXTER -- Aaron F. Martin, 63, died Sept. 16, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sydney Pikey (09/16/03)
CONRAN - Sydney Beth Pikey, 7-year-old daughter of John and Stacy Pikey, died Sept. 15, 2003, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Portageville with the Rev. Joseph Baldwin and the Rev. Sharon Howard, officiating...