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Obituaries from November 2003

Ruth Buckhannon (11/07/03)
CHAFFEE - Ruth Buckhannon, 94, died Nov. 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Roy Colliflower (11/07/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Roy G. Colliflower, 101, who died Nov. 5, 2003, were: Smith DeLine, Don Moxley, Bill Brown, Hunter Rolwing, Bill Reynolds and Tom Nunnelee.
Russell Ellis (11/02/03)
GLADSTONE - Russell Julius Ellis, 75, died unexpectedly Oct. 30, 2003, at his home. Born June 2, 1928, in New Madrid, son of the late John Julius and Margurite Roch Ellis, he graduated from New Madrid High School and was a staff sergeant in the U.S. ...
Fridis Pierce (11/02/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Fridis Pierce, 92, died Oct. 30, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Born Dec. 10, 1910, in Elizabeth, Ark., son of the late Dan and Della Womack Pierce, he lived in the Bloomfield area since 1940. He was a retired foreman for Swift and Company in Dexter...
Cecil Beeson (11/02/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Cecil Beeson, 83, of East Prairie, who died Oct. 30, 2003, will be: Charlie Beeson Jr., Reese Beeson, Jeffrey Kight, John D. Kight, Jonathan Kight and Daniel Sutton...
Verbal Selph (11/02/03)
MOREHOUSE - Verbal Lorine Selph, 69, died Nov. 1, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1934, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Elmer and Lucie Bradford Leek, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Morehouse. Before retiring, she had been employed by the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston and was a cook at Missouri Delta Medical Center and the Miner Nursing Center...
David Morgan (11/09/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - David A. Morgan, 18, died Nov. 8, 2003, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
'Sam' Morgan (11/09/03)
CHARLESTON - Wanema "Sam" Parks Morgan, 91, died at 10:31 a.m. Nov. 7, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 28, 1912, at Blaine, Ark., daughter of the late George Washington and Myrtle Lowery Robinson, she had lived in Mississippi County since 1935 and was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ...
Camille Hawkins (11/09/03)
SIKESTON - Lois Camille Hawkins, 88, died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 25, 1915, in Sikeston to the late William Franklin Henley and Etta Barnett Henley, she was a retired line worker at the Sikeston Toy Factory and a member of the Eastside Nazarene Church...
Cora Morgan (11/07/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Cora Ann Jackson Morgan, 79, died at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 12, 1924, at Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of the late William "Pink" and Mary Moore Wilson, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. ...
Laura Matthews (11/07/03)
DEXTER - Laura Matthews, 91, died Nov. 6, 2003, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 24, 1912, in Dexter, daughter of the late George Washington and Martha Ann Cooper Miller, she was a member of Sadlers Chapel Methodist and United Methodist Church in Dexter. She was also a member of the Walnut Lane Extension Club...
Alton Crowley (11/09/03)
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; one brother, Robert Crowley of Pekin, Ill.; and he was "Peepaw" to his five grandchildren, Dakotah, Hunter Shane and Haylee Quertermous and Hunter Crowley and Savannah Crowley.. ...
John Dover (11/07/03)
MELBOURNE, Fla. - John Willis Dover, 82, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 28, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 26, 1921, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Harry and Jessie Williams Dover, he was a retired school teacher. He graduated in 1939 from Sikeston High School and was a member of the Sikeston High School Band, student conductor, Cub Scout leader and had attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. ...
Ruth Buckhannon (11/09/03)
CHAFFEE - Ruth Allene Buckhannon passed away Nov. 6, 2003, at Southeast Hospital with daughters Darla and Wilmajo at her side. Born Nov. 24, 1908, at St. Louis, daughter of the late Walter P. and Elizabeth Stausing Masters, she graduated from Chaffee High School and attended Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill. ...
'Shorty' Brady (11/09/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Oscar J. "Shorty" Brady, 76, died Nov. 7, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Born Nov. 17, 1926, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to the late Marion and Gladys Birmingham Brady, he had lived in Bloomfield since 1946. A retired concrete construction employee for Jarrell's Concrete Co. in Bloomfield, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II...
Thomas Crawford (11/09/03)
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Thomas Larry "Tom" Crawford, 59, died Nov. 4, 2003, at the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Born Jan. 18, 1944, in Point Pleasant, Mo., son of the late Landreth Lee and Ida Mae Renfro Crawford, he was a tech server for Baker Industries. A member of the American Society of Baking Engineers and American Institute of Baking, he was of the Baptist belief...
Charlie Duff (11/10/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Charlie Duff, 85, died Nov. 8, 2003, in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 22, 1918, in Lion County, Ky., son of the late Jessie Hobert and Madie Ann Collins Duff, he was a retired farmer and member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus in Portageville...
Noel Melton (11/10/03)
PEORIA, Ill. - Noel N. Melton Sr., 67, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 4:01 p.m. Nov. 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born May 4, 1936, in Almyra, Ark., son of the late Howard L. and Elena Reynolds Melton, he was a graduate of Sikeston High School where he was a member of the football team. ...
Tom Crawford (11/10/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Thomas Larry "Tom" Crawford, 59, of Rock Hill, S.C., who died Nov. 4, 2003, were: Steve Westerfield, Kelly Westerfield, Jimmy Crawford, Nathan Martin, Kevin Kimes and Steve Stormer. Honorary pallbearer was Junior Phillips...
Linda Moore (11/10/03)
CHAFFEE - Linda Gale Moore, 57, died Nov. 9, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 15, 1946, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Charles and Lucille French Clark, she lived in Chaffee since 1993 and was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Jackson...
Genevieve Loida (11/12/03)
SCOTT CITY - Genevieve Loida, 91, died at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 2, 1912, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Henry and Alice Calliotte Loida, she was a machine operator for Ely Walker before retiring. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City...
Leonard Dean (11/12/03)
CHARLESTON - Leonard Dean, 69, died Nov. 7, 2003, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Aug. 17, 1934, in Wyatt, son of the late Joe and Tennie Davis Dean, he attended Charleston Public Schools and was employed at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Ill., until his retirement...
David Morgan (11/10/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - David Aaron Morgan, 18, died at 3:42 a.m. Nov. 8, 2003, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Aug. 15, 1985, in Sikeston, son of Carl Arthur "Bubba" Morgan and Angela Renee Brooks Morgan Jr., he was a lifelong resident of East Prairie and a senior at East Prairie High School. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Irene Callaham (11/10/03)
SIKESTON - Irene L. Callaham, 84, formerly of Morley and Morehouse, died Nov. 9, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 26, 1918, in Kerwin, Kan., daughter of the late George and Rosa Miller McAdow, she was a member of the Morehouse Church of Christ...
Cletis Deal (11/11/03)
LILBOURN - Cletis H. Deal, 82, died Nov. 10, 2003, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 10, 1921, at Morley, son of the late Joseph H. and Lena E. Hanley Deal, he retired as an ironworker and welder with Local 396. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn where he served as a deacon, was an honorary usher and sang with the choir...
Caroline Rose (11/10/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Caroline Rose, 59, died at 10:10 a.m. Nov. 10, 2003, at her brother's home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Willie Weed (11/11/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Willie Lee "Bill" Weed, 77, died Nov. 10, 2003, at his home. Born March 26, 1926, in Arkansas, son of the late John Arthur and Martha Jane Smith Weed, he was a machinist in Rockford, Ill., before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Bud Killmer (11/11/03)
DEXTER - Loren D. "Bud" Killmer, 68, died Nov. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 30, 1934, at Pyletown, son of the late H.T. and Laura Lula Waggoner Killmer, he was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board and Administrative Board. ...
Genevieve Loida (11/11/03)
SCOTT CITY- Genevieve Loida, 91, died Nov. 9, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Caroline Rose (11/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Caroline Rose, 59, died at 10 a.m. Nov. 10, 2003, at her brother's home in Charleston. Born Jan. 29, 1944, in Charleston, daughter of the late John Wesley and Mary Marie Smith Rose, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie. She was a home health caregiver with American Home Care and was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church near Charleston...
Alma Fortner (11/11/03)
ZALMA - Alma Jean Fortner, 66, died Nov. 10, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 5, 1937, at Zalma, daughter of the late Leo and Letha Ladd Whitehead, she attended Balch Chapel Church near Zalma. On Oct. 11, 1954, at Essex, she married Ernest E. Fortner who survives of the home...
Mary Davis (11/05/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Davis died at 3:19 p.m. Nov. 4, 2003, near Commerce. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Cora Brooks (11/05/03)
ADVANCE -- Cora M. Brooks, 81, died Nov. 3, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Nov. 25, 1921, in North Fork, Ill., daughter of the late Abner and Mary Smith Trousdale, she retired after working 26 years at the Inland Shoe Co. in Advance. On March 13, 1942, in Benton, she married Wade Brooks who preceded her in death in 1977...
Janice Turner (11/05/03)
SIKESTON - Janice Lea Turner, 53, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:48 p.m. Nov. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 20, 1950, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Sye and Ollie Myers Atkinson, she had lived in Sikeston for the past nine years and was a member of the Sandywood Baptist Church near Sikeston...
Christopher Lynch (11/13/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Christopher Lynch, 45, died Nov. 12, 2003, in Scott City. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Lena Lind (11/16/03)
DEXTER - Eva Lena Lind, 74, died Nov. 15, 2003, at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Irlene Groves (11/13/03)
THEBES, Ill. - Irlene Genevieve Groves, 77, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Nov. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 19, 1926, in Benton, Ill., daughter of the late Oliver P. and Edith Cruson Farley, she lived at Thebes for more than 30 years and was a member of the Trinity Free Pentecostal Church of Charleston. She had been employed as a licensed practical nurse at St. Francis Medical Center and was later a private duty nurse...
Jacqueline Brown (11/23/03)
SIKESTON - Jacqueline Ann Brown, 59, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:05 p.m. Nov. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 6, 1944, in Wyatt, daughter of the late Jesse William and Lola Kathryn Mathis Brown, she lived in Mississippi and Scott counties most of her life. She was a beautician in Sikeston for several years, where she was also a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church...
Sam Frissell (11/23/03)
McMINNVILLE, Tenn. -- Dr. Sam Gisi Frissell, 50, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Nov. 20, 2003, at the Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Born Aug. 27, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Venus Gisi Frissell of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and the late Dan Frissell, he was a medical doctor and member of the Methodist Church in McMinnville and the Chattanooga Train Association...
Kenneth Williamson (11/23/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Nov. 21, 2003, at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Kenneth George Williamson, 76, who died Nov. 18, 2003, were Steve Gilliam, Alex Edwards, Bucky Edwards, Kyle Hux, Phillip Sanders, Travis Sanders, Chad Smith and Terry Sanders...
Christopher Lynch (11/14/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Christopher Edward Lynch, 45, died at 11 p.m. Nov. 12, 2003, in Scott City. Born Sept. 14, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, son of Mary Lou Robinson Lynch of Scott City and the late Donald Edward Lynch, he was a machinist for Blair Corporation and was a truck driver for Plaza Tire. A member of Eagles Aerie 3375 in Cape Girardeau and the American Dart Association, he was of the Catholic belief...
Tena Hunt (11/14/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Tena Agnes Hunt, 85, died at 6:15 a.m. Nov. 14, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born April 30, 1918, at Hillsboro, daughter of the late William and Hassie Evans Thomure, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church...
Ann Fowler (11/23/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ann Fowler, 82, died at 6:15 a.m. Nov. 22, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Bernice Carter (11/21/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bernice M. Carter, 78, who died Nov. 18, 2003, were: Jimmy Cantrell, Daryl Wethington, Willie Showmaker, Dean Spurlock, Woody Smith and Mike Nelson.
James E "Jim" Cox Sr. (11/16/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston businessman James E. "Jim" Cox Sr., 61, died Nov. 14, 2003, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Sikeston, son of the late J.F. and Alberta Masters Cox Jr. A 1960 graduate of Sikeston High School, Cox was part owner of Home Oil Company. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves...
Alvis Newton (11/16/03)
MURRAY, Ky. - Alvis Hubbard Newton, 87, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 4:06 p.m. Nov. 14, 2003, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Born March 5, 1916, in Mississippi County, Mo., son of the late William Allen and Alcenia Paralee Kelly Newton, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he retired as a building contractor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie and lived in Murray since 1978...
Katie Parr (11/16/03)
BENTON - Mary Katlyn Clara Parr, 8-week-old daughter of George Parr III and Darla J. Jines, died unexpectedly at 5:31 a.m. Nov. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Mildred Renfro (11/16/03)
DEXTER - Mildred Renfro, 70, died Nov. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Wayne Black (11/13/03)
CHARLESTON - Wayne Stark Black, 69, died at 7:59 p.m. Nov. 11, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 26, 1934, in Charleston, son of the late Paul Ramsey and Eunice Stark Black, he served with the U.S. Air Force for nine years. He then lived in Blodgett while employed with the U.S. Post Office in Sikeston for 40 years. He returned to Charleston upon his retirement and attended the Assembly of God Church...
John Rush (11/13/03)
OAKMAN, Ala. - John D. Rush, 64, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Nov. 11, 2003, at the Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper. Born April 13, 1939, at Oneonta, son of the late Sherman Thomas and Grace Elsie Todd Rush, he had worked in hotel security and was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church...
Novella Harrison (11/13/03)
NEW MADRID - Essie Novella Harrison, 86, died Nov. 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 8, 1917, in Essex, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Jennie Avery Allen. On Nov. 29, 1941, she married Charles "Red" Harrison who preceded her in death on June 7, 1984...
Andrew Hopper (11/13/03)
ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. - Andrew Hopper, 66, died Nov. 11, 2003, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1937, in Steele, Mo., son of the late L.V. Hopper and Mary Bingham Hopper and Lois Burton, he was a truck driver. His wife, Bonnie Akins Hopper, survives of the home...
Frank Stanley (11/21/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 1 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Frank A. Stanley, 70, of Lonoke, Ark., and formerly of Sikeston, who died Nov. 17, 2003, were: Bob Simpson, Leon Williams, Larry Gardner, Charles Gardner, James Warren and Jerry Maclin...
Lillian Capps (11/21/03)
SIKESTON - Lillian M. Capps, 89, died at 11 p.m. Nov. 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1914, in Essex, daughter of the late Alonzo and Katherine Mann Hawley, she lived in Sikeston since 1947. A member of Fellowship Baptist Church since 1955, she was also a member of VFW Post 3174 Ladies Auxiliary...
Margaret Carroll (11/21/03)
DEXTER - Margaret A. Carroll, 74, died Nov. 16, 2003, in Yuma, Ariz. Born July 30, 1929, in Quincy, Ill., daughter of Mary Alma Daniels Keller of Bonne Terre, Mo., and the late Leonard A. Keller, she lived in Southeast Missouri most of her life. She was a cook for Richland Schools before retiring and a member of VFW Post 7822 Ladies Auxiliary and Bible Way Fellowship Church of Dexter...
Flora Frymire (11/21/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Flora May Frymire, 69, died Nov. 19, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 28, 1934, in Grassy, daughter of the late Vader and Sally Pigg Blocker, she lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life. She was a cook for Hester's Cafe for many years and member of the Bible Tabernacle Church in Bloomfield...
Terry Lynn (11/04/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Terry Vernon Lynn II, 26, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, in Cape Girardeau. Born April 26, 1977, at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, son of Terry Vernon Lynn and Theresa Gaye Harris Steagall, Terry attended high school in Conyers, Ga., where he excelled in baseball, pitching a no-hit complete game. ...
Elmo Westmoland (11/04/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elmo Westmoland, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 12:15 a.m. Nov. 2, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born June 7, 1917, in Matthews to the late Sim and Rose Ellen Chaffin Westmoland, he had lived in East Prairie since 1986 when he moved from Sikeston where he was a retired custodian for the Sikeston Public Schools. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Angela Byrd (11/04/03)
NEW MADRID - Angela Sue Byrd, 29, died Nov. 2, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 15, 1974, at St. Louis, daughter of Gary Dean Byrd of Greenville and Karan Campbell Byrd of New Madrid, she attended the Kenny Rogers Children's Center and was a former poster child for the center...
Janice Turner (11/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Janice Turner, 53, formerly of East Prairie#, died at 12:48 p.m. Nov. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Lloyd Lathum will officiate...
Becky Glueck (11/04/03)
ORAN - Becky Lu Glueck, 48, died Nov. 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 10, 1955, in Franklin, Neb., to Jacqueline Netz McAtee of Greenville and the late Ralph Loyal McAtee Sr., she was the secretary for the Guardian Angel Catholic School and the Guardian Angel Catholic Credit Union in Oran. A member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, she was also a member of the St. Ann Sodality...
Bud Watkins (11/03/03)
BERTRAND - Daniel Webster "Bud" Watkins, 64, died at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 1, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 27, 1939, at Lilbourn to the late William Jasper "Jack" and Edith Ray Brown Watkins, he was a self-employed building contractor and a truck driver. He served in the U.S. Navy...
David Townsend (11/03/03)
DEXTER - William David Townsend, 61, died Oct. 31, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1942, at Fisk, son of the late James and Myrtle Williams Townsend, he was a retired salesman and lived in Dexter for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Dudley Community Church...
Mitty Heitman (11/03/03)
MATTHEWS - Mitty Thelma Heitman, 90, died at 2:30 a.m. Nov. 2, 2003, at the Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born March 2, 1913, in Sleeper, Mo., to the late Floyd and Bessie Bowman Jones, she was a warehouse work for Sears-Roebuck in Kansas City and worked in the nursery for the Church of God...
Verbal Selph (11/03/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Verbal L. Selph, 69, of Morehouse who died Nov. 1, 2003, were: Dianna Clemons, Belinda Marcapura, Bryant Brooks, Roy Hodgkiss, Doug Griffith and Matt Griffith.
Juanita Faye Britt (11/03/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Juanita Faye Britt, 70, died at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 1, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born May 8, 1933, in the Sassafras Ridge community near East Prairie to the late Harve and Cleo Lindsay Ivie, she had lived in Mississippi County for most of her life and was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Elmo Westmoland (11/03/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elmo Westmoland, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 12:15 a.m. Nov. 2, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Novella Cornelison (11/03/03)
BERNIE - Novella Jean Cornelison, 72, died Nov. 2, 2003, at the Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter. Born March 31, 1931, in Lavelle to the late Scott and Carrie Trammel Craft, she was a resident of Bernie where she was a member of the General Baptist Church...
Becky Glueck (11/03/03)
ORAN -- Becky L. Glueck, 48, died Nov. 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Robbie Taylor (11/03/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Robbie Taylor, 92, who died Oct. 30, 2003, were: Gary Gilbert, Larry Gilbert, Josh Gilbert, Cody Ritch, Jay Azure and John Azure.
Ervin Birch (11/20/03)
HOWARDVILLE - Ervin Birch, 75, who was born Dec. 24, 1927, died Nov. 11, 2003, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. There are no known survivors. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sand Hill Cemetery in New Madrid. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Kenneth Williamson (11/20/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Kenneth George Williamson, 76, died Nov. 18, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 16, 1926, in Bloomfield, son of the late Frank and Ollie Hobbs Williamson, he lived in Bloomfield for many years and retired as a heavy equipment operator for the Keaner Gravel Company...
Roy Hildebrand Sr. (11/20/03)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Roy Harold Hildebrand Sr., 82, died Nov. 18, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville. Born Oct. 6, 1921, in Clarkton, Mo., son of the late Roy R. and Icy V. Haislip Hildebrand, he graduated from Lilbourn (Mo.) High School and was a member of the United Methodist Church. ...
Bill Ross (11/25/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Vester "Bill" Ross, 63, who died Nov. 22, 2003, will be: Billy Ross, Donnie Holifield, Kenny Graham, Chuck Kimber, Bobby Kimber and Erv Kimber. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Julia Bascom (11/18/03)
DEXTER - Julia Ann Bascom, 98, died Nov. 15, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Oct. 21, 1905, in Broseley, daughter of the late James W. and Elizabeth Mayberry Bates, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter. She was preceded in death by her husbands, W.D. Hibler and Tom Bascom...
Wanda Tedford (11/25/03)
ELLISVILLE - Wanda Lee Tedford, 66, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6 a.m. Nov. 24, 2003, at Gambrill Gardens Retirement Community in Ellisville. Born April 17, 1937, in Portageville, daughter of the late James F. and Lelia Mae Stewart Barham, she had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Anna Morris (11/25/03)
CHARLESTON - Anna Louise Morris, 76, died at 7 p.m. Nov. 24, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 10, 1927, in Charleston, daughter of the late Frank M. and Mary Anna Evans, she had lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was employed as a payroll clerk at the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston for 24 years until retiring in 1989...
Sally Elrod (11/18/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sally G. Elrod, 85, died at 4:10 a.m. Nov. 17, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 13, 1918, near Wyatt, daughter of the late Lee and Rosie Johnson Forrester, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She had been a waitress for the Charleston Cafe...
Margaret Carroll (11/18/03)
DEXTER - Margaret A. Carroll died Nov. 16, 2003, in Yuma, Ariz., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Helen Moore (11/18/03)
NEW MADRID - Mary Helen Moore Lane, 80, died Nov. 16, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in New Madrid. Born July 9, 1923, in New Madrid, she was the daughter of the late Newton and Gussie Croach Moore. Her husband, Sam Lane, preceded her in death...
Colten Stoker (11/18/03)
DEXTER - Colten Lee Edward Stoker, son of Ben Stoker and Lacy Eakes of Dexter, died at birth Nov. 17, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Other survivors include: one brother, Taylor Jordan Sanders of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Linda and Odell Stoker of Essex; maternal grandparents, James Eakes and Tammie Keeler of Dexter; maternal great-grandparents Billy and Diane Brooks of Phenix City, Ala.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins...
Frank Stanley (11/18/03)
LONOKE, Ark. - Frank Stanley, 70, died Nov. 17, 2003, at University Hospital in Little Rock. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
James Seay (11/18/03)
SIKESTON - James M. Seay, 59, died Nov. 18, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Beatrice Shaver (11/25/03)
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Beatrice Marie "Bee" Barde Shaver, 74, died Nov. 12, 2003, in San Antonio. Born Oct. 9, 1929, in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Elmer and Beatrice Bard, she graduated from Christian College in Columbia, Mo., with an associates degree in music; from Vanderbilt University in Nashville with a bachelors degree in choral directing; and from the College of New York in New York City with a masters degree in adult education. ...
Anna Chancellor (11/25/03)
BARTLETT, Tenn. - Anna Chancellor, 94, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 22, 2003, at her daughter's home in Bartlett. Born Nov. 20, 1909, at Nevada, Mo., daughter of the late Louis Aubrey and Grace Rackleff Boatright, she was the former children's librarian for the Dexter Library. She was a member of the Bartlett Baptist Church and former member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Gina Murr (11/25/03)
SIKESTON - Regina R. "Gina" Murr, 35, died Nov. 23, 2003, near Cape Girardeau of an apparent heart attack. Born Nov. 16, 1968, in St. Louis, daughter of Mary Ruff of Sikeston, she was employed by Kenneth Story and also worked at B.G.'s in Sikeston...
Mike Blattel (11/10/03)
NEW HAMBURG - Mike Blattel, 85, died at 11 a.m. Nov. 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 15, 1918, in New Hamburg, son of the late Antone and Regina Diebold Blattel, he was a retired self-employed farmer. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality in New Hamburg...
Bud Killmer (11/10/03)
DEXTER - Loren "Bud" Killmer, 68, died Nov. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ralph Cossiart (11/10/03)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Ralph Waldo Cossiart, 89, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died Nov. 8, 2003, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born March 3, 1914, in Bloomfield, son of the late Albert and Lura Huggins Cossiart, he lived in Paducah for the past 25 years. He retired as a superintendent of bridge construction and was a member and deacon emeritus of the First Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church in Paducah. ...
J.D. Freeman Sr. (11/10/03)
BELL CITY - Virgil "J.D." Freeman Sr., 62, died Nov. 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 12, 1939, in Trenton, Tenn., son of the late John Franklin and Jane Edna Harris Freeman, he was a mechanic for Potashnick Transportation Inc. and was of the Baptist belief...
Corena Williams (11/10/03)
DEXTER - Corena Sue Williams, 4-year-old daughter of Kevin Williams of Dexter and the late Sara Denise Williams, died Nov. 8, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born July 22, 1999, in Poplar Bluff, she is also survived by: one sister, Abbigail Williams of Dexter; one brother, Jordan Ray Hatton Williams of Anniston; her maternal grandparents, Ron and Sherrie Montgomery of Dexter and Wayne Coonts of West Memphis, Ark.; paternal grandparents, Rayburn and Wanda Williams of Wyatt; maternal great-grandparents, Argus Coonts of Morehouse and Hubert Don and Mildred Ellis of Dexter; and her maternal great-great-grandmother, Merle Grubbs Kinder of Dexter.. ...
J.W. Wilkerson (11/06/03)
CALIFORNIA, Mo. - The Rev. J.W. Wilkerson, 66, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 4, 2003, at his home. Born Nov. 26, 1936, in Bragg City, son of the late James William Lester and Arlie Aldora Smith Wilkerson, he was a bishop of the Church of God of Prophecy. ...
Thomas Crawford (11/06/03)
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Thomas Larry "Tom" Crawford, 59, died Nov. 4, 2003, at the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Born Jan. 18, 1944, in Point Pleasant, Mo., son of the late Landreth Lee and Ida Mae Renfro Crawford, he was a tech server for Baker Industries. A member of the American Society of Baking Engineers and American Institute of Baking, he was of the Baptist belief...
Jim Cox (11/17/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for James E. "Jim" Cox Sr., 61, who died Nov. 14, 2003, were: John E. Harper Jr., Glenn Matthews III, Dr. Loring Helfrich, Bob Carr, Marshall Heisler, Dean Wethington, Tom Nunnelee, James E. Cox III and William Cox...
Eleanor Hodges (11/06/03)
MATTHEWS - Eleanor Sue Hodges, 75, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 5:50 p.m. Nov. 4, 2003, at Sells Rest Home. Born Jan. 8, 1928, in Charleston, daughter of the late Charles A. and Ethel May Walton Clark, she had lived in Morehouse for many years and was of the Methodist belief...
Roy Colliflower (11/06/03)
SIKESTON - Roy G. Colliflower, 101, died Nov. 5, 2003, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Oct. 5, 1902, in Hutsonville, Ill., son of the late John S. and Eliza Johnson Colliflower, he was a self-employed farmer and member of the Bertrand Baptist Church. He served on the Diehlstadt School Board for several years and was a member of the Bertrand Lions Club...
Janice Turner (11/06/03)
SIKESTON - Janice Lea Turner, 53, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:48 p.m. Nov. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 20, 1950, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Sye and Ollie Myers Atkinson, she had lived in Sikeston for the past nine years and was a member of the Sandywood Baptist Church near Sikeston...
Sally Elrod (11/17/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sally G. Elrod, 85, died at 4:10 a.m. Nov. 17, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are pending at Shelby Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Mary Ann Davis (11/06/03)
BENTON - Mary Ann Davis, 35, formerly of East Prairie, died Nov. 4, 2003, near Commerce. Born Nov. 6, 1967, in Tullahoma, Tenn., daughter of Carl F. and Fran Crosno Rose of East Prairie, she was a member of St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Mamie Dell (11/18/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Mamie Pearl Dell, 95, died Nov. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 22, 1908, at Moark, Ark., daughter of the late John "Bode" and Tillie Jane Strong Avery, she was of the Baptist belief. On April 5, 1927, at Corning, Ark., she married Charlie M. Dell who preceded her in death on July 14, 1975...
Lena Lind (11/18/03)
DEXTER - Eva Lena Lind, 74, died Nov. 15, 2003, at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Born Jan. 1, 1929, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Lyman Dillard and Amy Lincoln Graves, she had worked at the A&P Grocery Store and for the International Hat Factory in Dexter before retiring...
Mildred Renfro (11/17/03)
DEXTER - Mildred Louise Renfro, 70, died Nov. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 7, 1933, in Essex, daughter of the late Eugene and Ida Mae Cole Lane, she was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Pollard, Ark. She was a hostess for Bill's Cafe in Bloomfield and Hickory Log Restaurant in Dexter before retiring...
Dockey Curtis (11/17/03)
MARSTON - Dockey Vester Curtis, 102, died Nov. 16, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in New Madrid. Born June 24, 1901, at Humphrey County, Tenn., son of the late Silas Nathan and Janie Stuart Curtis, he had been a mail carrier in the Marston area for many years...
Katie Parr (11/17/03)
BENTON - Mary Katlyn Clara "Katie" Parr, 8-week-old daughter of George Arthur Parr III and Darlla Jean Eschman Jines of Benton, died at 5:31 a.m. Nov. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 18, 2003, in Sikeston...
Helen Moore (11/17/03)
NEW MADRID - Helen Moore, 80, died Nov. 16, 2003, the at Beverly Healthcare Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home.
Earl M. Walker (11/12/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Earl McCall Walker, 77, died Nov. 11, 2003, at the Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Born Feb. 13, 1926, at Blytheville, Ark., to the late Elizabeth Buck Walker and Daniel Earl Walker Sr., he was owner and operator of Earl Walker Mechanical Contractor and served as an alderman and mayor of the city of Portageville. ...
J.D. Freeman (11/12/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Virgil "J.D." Freeman, 64, of Bell City, who died Nov. 8, 2003, were: Aaron Oberle, Andrew Freeman, Chris Freeman, Justin Freeman, Jerry Freeman and John Mathis.
Corena Williams (11/12/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Corena Williams, 4, who died Nov. 8, 2003, were: Rayburn Williams, Teddy Williams, Wade Norville, Darrell Duckworth, Jerry Grubbs and Dennis Reel.
Wayne Black (11/12/03)
CHARLESTON - Wayne Stark Black, 69, died at 9 p.m. Nov. 11, 2003, at his home in Charleston. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday.
Frances Childress (11/13/03)
WILLIAMSVILLE - Frances I. Childress, 51, died Nov. 11, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 27, 1952, in Matthews, daughter of Essie Marie Buttry Ray of Benton and the late Auda Cecil Ray, she retired as a nursing home administrator. She was a member of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Poplar Bluff...
Novella Harrison (11/12/03)
NEW MADRID - Novella E. Harrison, 86, died Nov. 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Donald Farmer (11/24/03)
BERNIE - Donald Ray Farmer, 70, died Nov. 23, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born Aug. 3, 1933, son of the late Hershel "Jack" and Dolly Wilson Farmer, he was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was head ginner for the Stoddard County Cotton Company at Bernie before retiring...
Gwendolyn Alsup (11/24/03)
DEXTER - Gwendolyn F. Alsup, 78, died Nov. 23, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 1, 1925, in Jiles County, Tenn., to the late Elvin Stanford and Maudie Johnson Stanford, she was a nurse for many years and a resident of Dexter...
Walton Lee (11/24/03)
PUXICO - Walton Paul Lee, 85, died Nov. 23, 2003, at his home near Puxico. Born Feb. 17, 1918, in Nacogdoches, Texas, son of the late Wendell Phillip and Bertha Adel Humphreys Lee, he lived in the Puxico area for many years. He was a retired farmer and member of the Corinth General Baptist Church of Puxico...
Betty Beck (11/24/03)
MARQUAND - Betty Beck, 73, died Nov. 22, 2003, at the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington. Born May 20, 1930, in New Madrid, she was the daughter of the late James and Nellie Croach Sheppard. On April 28, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., she married Edward Acie Beck who preceded her in death on March 4, 1983...
Bill Ross (11/24/03)
SIKESTON - Vester "Bill" Ross, 63, died Nov. 22, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 4, 1940, in Caraway, Ark., son of the late Silvia and Marie Mitts Ross, he attended Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He worked for Johnson House Movers for 12 years and was a truck driver for Batesville Truck Lines before illness forced his retirement...
Lillian Capps (11/24/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lillian M. Capps, 89, who died Nov. 20, 2003, were: Tom Ayers, Jim McNiell, Danny Meeks, Jerry Shy, Jim Null and Keith Bateman.
Steve Logan (11/24/03)
JACKSON - Stephen C. "Steve" Logan, 60, died Nov. 21, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 25, 1943, in Carbondale, Ill., son of the late Clarence I. and Mavis R. Hagler Logan, he was a graduate of the University of Arizona-Tucson and was in the U.S. Army from 1961-1965, serving in Vietnam and Korea. He was a substance abuse counselor in Cape Girardeau, Charleston and Malden and had owned and operated Truman's Antiques in Jackson...
Robert Stearnes (11/26/03)
SIKESTON - Charles Robert Stearnes, 67, died Nov. 25, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Marvin Scott (11/26/03)
BELL CITY - Marvin Scott, 76, died Nov. 26, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Theodore Tyus (11/26/03)
CHARLESTON - The Rev. Theodore Tyus, 79, died Nov. 23, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 29, 1924, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late George W. and Lucy Ann Pirtle Tyus, he lived in Missouri since 1971. A veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist belief and attended the First Missionary Baptist Church in Mound City, Ill. He served as pastor of the Holly Grove Baptist Church in Wyatt for more than 28 years...
Dennis Clark (11/26/03)
DEXTER - Dennis Clark, 59, died Nov. 25, 2003, at his home near Dexter. Born Dec. 26, 1943, in Dexter, son of the late Hollie and Sirphenia Wilson Clark, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. A former truck driver for Hart Transport in Dexter and Pepsi-Cola, he owned Clark Supply from 1977-1999...
Gina Murr (11/26/03)
SIKESTON - Regina R. "Gina" Murr, 35, died Nov. 23, 2003, near Cape Girardeau of an apparent heart attack. Born Nov. 16, 1968, in St. Louis, daughter of Mary Ruff of Sikeston, she was employed by Kenneth Story and also worked at B.G.'s in Sikeston...
Lois Evans (11/12/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Lois Lovella Evans, 79, formerly of Mississippi County, died Nov. 11, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Born April 24, 1924, in Bear Creek, Ala., daughter of the late John Malcolm and Cora Willis Frix, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She lived in Bloomfield for the past 23 years and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Johnnie Hunt (11/26/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Johnnie R. Hunt died Nov. 25, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Agnes Stuetz (11/28/03)
DEXTER - Agnes Alice Stuetz, 100, died Nov. 26, 2003, at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Born Dec. 11, 1902, at Bevier, to the late George Elmer Kelley and Elizabeth LaChantz Kelley, she was of the Catholic belief, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Wanda Tedford (11/28/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Wanda Lee Tedford, 66, of Ellisville and formerly of Sikeston, who died Nov. 24, 2003, were: Robbie Harris, James Earl Dixon, Lonnie Harris and Tom Ernst.
Pauline Limbaugh (11/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Pauline Henley Limbaugh, 98, died at 7:55 p.m. Nov. 27, 2003, at Miner Nursing Center. Born Jan. 11, 1905, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late William M. and Etta Barnett Henley, she had been a licensed practical nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center prior to her retirement. She was a member of the First Church of Nazarene in Sikeston for 70 years and was active in the church's special music selections...
Charlie Laminack (11/30/03)
SHEPHERD, Texas -- Charlie D. Laminack, 67, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Nov. 27, 2003, at his home in Shepherd. Born Dec. 9, 1935, in Heflin, Ala., son of the late George Lee and Essie May Coley Laminack, he worked at the Ideal Cement Co. in Texas for many years before his retirement and was of the Pentecostal belief. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Troy Childers (11/30/03)
KENNETT - Troy Childers, 57, died Nov. 27, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. Born March 30, 1946, at Ashland, Miss., he was the son of Rosie Tucker Childers of Paragould, Ark., and the late Marlin Childers. He married Glenda Childers who survives of Sikeston...
Lois Hooks (11/30/03)
MATTHEWS - Lois Hooks, 83, died Nov. 29, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lonnie Dodson (11/30/03)
ESSEX - Lonnie Dodson, 59, died Nov. 28, 2003, at his residence at Essex. Born March 18, 1944, at Marston to the late Alexander and Bessie Alice Wilburn Dodson, he was a former automobile mechanic. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in the Vietnam War...
Johnnie R. Hunt (11/28/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Johnnie R. Hunt, 55, died at 5:20 p.m. Nov. 25, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 13, 1948, in East Prairie to the late John Joseph and Tena A. Thomure Hunt, he had lived in East Prairie all his life and was employed with Thomure Manufacturing Co...
Marvin Scott (11/28/03)
DEXTER - Marvin Scott, 76, formerly of Parma, died Nov. 26, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 20, 1927, in Mississippi, he moved to Bell City in 1970 where he owned and operated Scotts Grocery. He was also a retired farmer...
Dorothy Williams (11/24/03)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy M. Williams, 73, died Nov. 21, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1929, in rural Charleston daughter of the late Willie and Ethel Jordan Gray, she lived in Chicago, Ill., for more than 40 years...
Doris Caudle (11/24/03)
DEXTER - Doris Caudle, 74, died Nov. 23, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 17, 1929, in Dexter, daughter of the late Clyde Sitton and Alma Barker Sitton Rose, she attended the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. She was head of the children's department at Stovall's Department Store in Dexter before retiring...
Shirley Metcalf (11/24/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Shirley Anne Metcalf, 67, died at 10:47 a.m. Nov. 22, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Aug. 29, 1936, in Chaffee, daughter of the late William Buford and Lucille Gettings McKenzie she was a member of the Church of God in Chaffee, where she was pianist for many years...
Ann Fowler (11/24/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ann Fowler, 82, died at 6:15 a.m. Nov. 22, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born April 17, 1921, in Hackleburg, Ala., daughter of the late Richard and Mary Rayburn Yielding, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Wink Forrester (11/24/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - David Bryan "Wink" Forrester, 40, at 10:56 a.m. died Nov. 21, 2003, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Dec. 3, 1962, in Portageville, son of Betty Jackson of Portageville, he was raised by his grandmother Thelmer Forrester of Portageville. He was a farm laborer and fireman with the Portageville Fire Department...
Bernice Carter (11/19/03)
SIKESTON - Bernice M. Carter, 78, died at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 27, 1924, in Canalou, daughter of the late Cliff and Lottie Ethyl Turner Dismuke, she was of the Baptist belief. Before her retirement, she had been a waitress for the Harris Drug Store Snack Bar and had also been employed by the Ramada Inn and Sikeston Convalescent Center...
Bill Skaggs (11/19/03)
KOKOMO, Ind. - Manuel W. "Bill" Skaggs, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 7:50 p.m. Nov. 17, 2003, at Windsor Estates Healthcare. Born Oct. 18, 1929, in Biloxi, Miss., son of the late Manuel Lee and Sadie Walker Skaggs, he owned and operated a Shell service station in Miner, Mo., for many years and had been employed at the New Dawn State School in Sikeston before retiring. ...
Gladys Higgins (11/19/03)
LENEXA, Kan. - Gladys M. Higgins died Nov. 17, 2003, in Lenexa. She was born in Sikeston, Mo., and attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with her husband in Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Higgins served on several committees and graduated from the Womens Missionary Union (WMU) Training School. ...
Frank Stanley (11/19/03)
LONOKE, Ark. - Frank A. Stanley, 70, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 10:45 p.m. Nov. 17, 2003, at the University Hospital in Little Rock. Born Jan. 5, 1933, in Hayti, Mo., to Mildred Warren Stanley of Sikeston and the late Roy K. Stanley, he graduated with a master's degree in agronomy and served in the U.S. Air Force. He lived in Little Rock from 1980 until 1991 when he moved to Lonoke. A retired farmer, he ministered in a truck stop ministry at the Petro Truck Stop in Little Rock...
James Seay (11/19/03)
SIKESTON - James M. Seay, 59, died Nov. 18, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 17, 1944, in East Prairie, son of the late William and Eula Jackson Seay, he was of the Nazarene belief. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had worked in the maintenance department for Bunny Bread...
Tharon Stallings (11/30/03)
SIKESTON - Tharon Eugene Stallings, 94, died Nov. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 25, 1909, in Morley, son of the late Charles A. and Ella Tomlinson Stallings, he attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and the University of Missouri at Columbia and had been a teacher and administrator for 20 years in the Sikeston Public Schools. ...
Jesse Moore (11/30/03)
DeKALB, Ill. -- Jesse R. Moore, 75, died Nov. 26, 2003, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Born April 22, 1928, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Elmer and Roxie Mitchell Moore, he retired from Anaconda Wire and Cable in Sycamore after 20 years and was a member of the T.T.C. Camping Club...