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Obituaries from March 2004

Joe Evans (03/23/04)
TROY, Ill. - Joe H. Evans, 58, formerly of Olney, died at 4:30 p.m. March 21, 2004, at his daughter's home in Olney. Born Aug. 5, 1945, in Glen Mary, Ala., son of the late Landy and Roberta Walker Evans, he was a sales representative for Goodyear Tire and Rubber company and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville...
Johnie Eaton (03/23/04)
MOREHOUSE - Johnie H. Eaton, 82, died March 20, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 16, 1921, in Grayridge, son of the late Charlie and Dellia Capps Eaton, he was a member of the General Baptist Church in Morehouse. He was superintendent of the Morehouse water plant for 24 years, a volunteer fireman for Morehouse for more than 20 years and member of the Odd Fellows Lodge...
Dallas Bills (03/23/04)
PARMA - Dallas Mac Bills, 90, died March 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 18, 1913, in Hickory Valley, Tenn., son of the late Robert Hullum and Mary Bills, he had lived much of his life in Tennessee and was a member of the Van Buren Baptist Church in Hickory Valley, where he served as a deacon. In 1989, he retired from the Consolidated Highway Department of Somersville, Tenn...
Jack Oliver (03/23/04)
DEXTER - Deslin E. "Jack" Oliver, 86, died March 22, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Duer (03/23/04)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mary Anna Duer, 91, formerly of Puxico, Mo., died March 20, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 31, 1912, in Blue Springs, Mo., she married Milo Duer on Sept. 30, 1937, and he preceded her in death on March 16, 1991. She assisted her husband as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Puxico from 1963-1966. She was dean of women at the Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, Mo., from 1967-1980 and returned to Puxico in 1989. She moved to Florida in 1997...
Kathy Ottinger (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - Kathy Ann Ottinger, 38, died March 20, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 24, 1964, in Dexter, daughter of the late Cecil Jay and Patricia Ann Dozier, she had been employed by the Miner Nursing Center. On Oct. 5, 1982, she married Donald Ottinger who survives of the home...
Bobby Davis (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday for Bobby J. Davis, 78, who died March 19, 2004, were: Jackie Calbert, John Cowel, Adam Knoppell, J.L. Larue, Mike Comer and Ray Lunbeck. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Chet Squires (03/24/04)
Waterloo, Iowa - Cheslie E. "Chet" Squires, 65, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 21, 2004, at his home. Born March 27, 1938, in Iowa City, son of the late Grover and Vera Squires, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a machinist for Link Belt Manufacturing...
Mary Kredler (03/24/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary M. Kreidler, 67, died March 23, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born June 29, 1936, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Dennis M. and Mary Burke Bahlinger, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville, Ladies Sodality and the Democratic Women's Club...
Judith Lewis (03/24/04)
SIKESTON - Judith Ann Lewis, 56, died at 2:25 p.m. March 22, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 17, 1947, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Harvey D. and Dessie L. Hobbs Edwards, she was of the Baptist belief. On Oct. 20, 1966, in Marysville, Kan., she married M. Leon Lewis who survives of the home...
Jack Oliver (03/24/04)
DEXTER - Deslin "Jack" Oliver, 86, died March 22, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Nov. 3, 1917, at Townley, son of the late James Harvey and Barbara Burrow Oliver, he attended the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter. He was a shoe factory foreman from 1945-63 and then operated a used car lot and service station...
Charlie Pobst (03/24/04)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Charles E. "Charlie" Pobst, 70, formerly of Oran, Mo., died March 21, 2004. Born in Oran to the late Leo and Theresia Pobst, he retired as a foreman for Remington Arms after 30 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Oda Sitzes (03/24/04)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Oda F. Sitzes Jr., 85, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died March 22, 2004, at his home. Born April 21, 1918, in Charleston, son of the late Oda F. and Rubye Tharp Sitzes Sr., he retired from O'Fallon Township High School District 203, where he was an industrial education teacher. ...
Jacob Estes (03/24/04)
SIKESTON - Jacob Estes, 53, died March 23, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Joetta Myers (03/24/04)
JACKSON - Joetta Mae Myers, 77, died at 11:30 p.m. March 22, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 28, 1926, in Mound City, Ill., daughter of the late Joseph Dudley and Georgia Lennie Redfern Proctor, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jackson...
Laura McQuiston (03/24/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Laura Mae McQuiston, 82, died at 6:15 p.m. March 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are pending at Shelby Funeral Home, where visitation begins at 5 p.m. Thursday and services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday...
Arzelia Jones (03/24/04)
SIKESTON - Arzelia E. Jones, 80, died March 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Auston and Susie Organ Haley, she was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include: six daughters, Patsy Ann Clark and Brenda Jones of Sikeston, Alene Straghter of East St. ...
Marie Spicer (03/24/04)
CHAFFEE - Marie Martin Spicer, 83, died at 4:20 p.m. March 22, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 2, 1921, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late John Michael and Nora Mary Lux Dirnberger, she retired as a sewing machine operator for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. A member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose, she was also a member of VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 389 Ladies Auxiliary in Chaffee...
Catherine Kerby (03/25/04)
SCOTT CITY - Graveside services for Catherine Kerby, 91, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and formerly of Scott City, who died Feb. 13, 2004, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lightner Memorial Cemetery in Scott City. The Rev. Terry Eades will officiate...
Milas Walker (03/09/04)
NEW MADRID - Milas Ware Walker, 73, died March 7, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 17, 1931, in Mississippi, son of the late Eddie and Corrine Harris Walker, he was a farmer and member of the Howardville First Baptist Church. His wife, Willie Mae Walker, survives...
Buddy Coon (03/09/04)
MARSTON - Alfred H. "Buddy" Coon, 96, died March 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 9, 1908, in New Madrid, son of the late Alfred Lee and Hermina Unseld Coon, he owned restaurants in Marston and New Madrid for many years before retiring...
Joe Dudley (03/09/04)
STEELE - Joe Walton Dudley, 63, formerly of Dexter, died March 7, 2004, at his home. Born April 22, 1940, at Braggadocio, son of the late Russell "Chic" and Cassie Walton Dudley, he was an insurance adjuster for Shield of Shelter. Survivors include: two sons, James Dudley and Jeff Dudley of Dexter; one daughter, Anita Rogers of St. ...
Mary Berryman (03/25/04)
NEW MADRID - Mary C. Hunter "Miss Frog" Green Berryman, 93, died March 22, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1911, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Hal E. and Colleen Jackson Hunter Sr., she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid...
Jacob Estes (03/25/04)
SIKESTON - Jacob E. Estes, 53, formerly of Charleston, died March 23, 2004, at his home. Born June 15, 1950, in Mississippi County, son of the late Lyman Aaron Estes and Delphia Raines Estes Ford, he lived in Sikeston for many years where he was a member of Smith Avenue Church of God...
Laura McQuiston (03/25/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Laura Mae McQuiston, 82, died at 6:15 p.m. March 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 28, 1921, at Stewart, Tenn., daughter of the late Walter Ottis and Florence Edna Allen Brack, she lived in Cleveland, Ohio, for 30 years where she was an inspector for Robin Industries. She lived in East Prairie for the past 20 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Marge Edwards (03/25/04)
DEXTER - Marge Edwards died March 24, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jeannie Davis (03/25/04)
CONVOY, Ohio - Jeannie Katherine Davis, 46, died March 24, 2004, at her parents' home in Oran, Mo. Born April 7, 1957, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of General Leon and Shirley Ann Wagoner Mason, she had been a seamstress for Tri-Con Industries of Cape Girardeau for many years. A member of the First Baptist Church of Oran, she was also a member of VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary in Chaffee. She was a foster parent to many children...
Bruce Martin (03/09/04)
MARSTON - Bruce Odell Martin Sr., 81, died March 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 23, 1922, in Bristol, Okla., he was the son of the late Walter and Rosa H. Reed Martin. On Jan. 2, 1942, at Osceola, Ark., he married Willodene Ferguson who preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2001...
Maeleine Smith (03/09/04)
BERNIE - Madeleine Smith, 94, died March 8, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 20, 1909, in Charleston, daughter of the late Timothy Frogge and Stella Stewart Traylor, she was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women and had been a teacher for the Bernie School District...
Sylvia Gibson (03/08/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Sylvia M. Gibson, 81, died March 7, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 3, 1922, in Tallapoosa, daughter of Virgie Lanning Gibson Larue of Dexter and the late Tom Gibson, she lived in Bloomfield most of her life and was affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Augusta Shackleford (03/08/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Augusta Johnson Shackleford, 89, died March 6, 2004, at the St. Peters Manor in St. Peters. Born March 12, 1914, in Stone Hill, daughter of the late Jesse W. and Clara Freeman Bowers, she lived in St. Louis, Mill Spring and Salem before moving to Bloomfield in 1983. ...
Ethel Kelley (03/08/04)
DEXTER - Ethel Virgie Kelley, 94, formerly of Bloomfield, died March 6, 2004, at her home. Born May 27, 1909, at Clines Island, daughter of the late Ira and Lucy Stafford Young, she was a member of the Link Pentecostal Church near Bloomfield. On Aug. 3, 1929, at Clines Island, she married Charles Kelley who preceded her in death on June 14, 1980...
Carolyn Hazel (03/08/04)
LEBANON, Ill. - Carolyn S. Hazel, 55, died March 5, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, Mo. Born April 2, 1948, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of the late James and Alberta Miller Hazel. One sister, two brothers and one nephew also preceded her in death...
Edna Kidd (03/03/04)
UPPER CHICHESTER, Pa. - Edna E. Warren Kidd, 74, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 22, 2004, at Croser Chester Medical Center in Upland. Born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Tillie Berger Warren, she had lived in Charleston for more than 35 years where she had been employed as a nurse aide at the Charleston Manor. ...
Van McAnally (03/03/04)
CLARKSDALE, Miss. - Van Houston "Rip" McAnally, 38, died Feb. 19, 2004, in Southaven. Born Nov. 22, 1965, in St. Louis, son of Ronald David McAnally of Hayti and Joan Barbara Stanley McAnally of Clarksdale, he had worked as a carpenter in the Mississippi area...
Ethel Hahs (03/03/04)
SCOTT CITY - Ethel Hahs, 80, died March 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 18, 1924, in Elgin, Ill., daughter of the late Walter and Marguerite Wagner Pease, she had been employed by the Illinois Tool Works in Elgin and moved to Scott City in 1996. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elgin and VFW Post 3838 Auxiliary and Eagles Aerie 3775 Auxiliary in Cape Girardeau...
Ethel McClung (03/16/04)
PARMA - Ethel McClung, 85, died March 16, 2003, at Three Rives Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Louise Baker (03/16/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Louise Baker, 77, died March 16, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Jewel Grady (03/16/04)
DEXTER - Jewel Dean Grady, 76, died March 14, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 14, 1927, at Batesville, Ark., daughter of the late J.B. and Vandora Haddock Grady, she was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and earned a masters degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. ...
Robert Nunn (03/16/04)
ST. CHARLES - Robert R. Nunn, 71, died March 15, 2004, at his home. Born April 5, 1932, in Mississippi County, son of the late Rob and Hattie Nunn, he owned and operated an Amoco Service Station in Bridgeton for 23 years before retiring and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Charles Hornback (03/11/04)
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Charles Edward Hornback, 67, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Feb. 15, 2004. Born Jan. 21, 1937, in Mississippi County, son of the late William and Beulah Martin Hornback, he had attended the First Baptist Church in Charleston, Mo., and graduated from Charleston High School. ...
Josephine McIllwain (03/11/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Josephine A. McIllwain, 80, died at 4:50 a.m. March 8, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 23, 1923, at Nekoma, N.D., daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Petri, she was a retired bookkeeper and of the Catholic belief...
Howard Garner (03/04/04)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Howard Duane Garner, 76, died March 1, 2004, in Little Rock. Born June 13, 1927, in Calico Rock, son of the late Howard T. and Gladys Burns Garner, he was a part-time Church of Christ minister, teacher and song leader. He assisted more than 30 churches in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Oklahoma. ...
Arthur Dunning (03/04/04)
DEXTER - Arthur W. Dunning, 71, died March 3, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kay Laminack (03/04/04)
MOREHOUSE - Kay Laminack, 62, died March 2, 2004, at her home. Born March 30, 1941, in Parma, daughter of the late Ora Lee and Mildred Faye Woodson Stroud, she had lived in Illinois and Texas and was a resident of Morehouse for many years. She had been employed by National Lock and Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse and attended the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Morehouse...
T.A. McDonough (03/04/04)
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. - The Rev. T.A. McDonough, 80, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 1, 2004, in Tulsa. Born April 19, 1923, in Weber Falls, son of the late Isaac and Mildia Suggs McDonough, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He lived in Sikeston for 22 years, during which time he served as pastor of the First Assembly of God Church and Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church. He retired in 2001...
Ernest Ivy (03/04/04)
CHARLESTON - Ernest Ivy, 72, died Feb. 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 20, 1931, in rural Charleston, son of the late Berry and Lula Scaife Ivy, he attended local public schools and was a corporal with the U.S. Army from 1952-54. He was a member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ at Wyatt...
Syrean Gaddis (03/04/04)
KENNETT - Syrean Gaddis, 78, died March 2, 2004, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 4, 1926, in Bell, Tenn., daughter of the late Vernon and Sarah Gaddis, she lived in Missouri for more than 45 years and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one son, John Sutton Jr. ...
Joseph Cayton (03/04/04)
POINT PLEASANT - Joseph Ben Cayton, 81, died March 2, 2004, at his home. Born March 29 ,1922, at Ridgely, Tenn., son of the late George and Pearl Wilson Cayton, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Theo Poindexter (03/04/04)
MARION, Ky. - Theo E. Poindexter, 78, died at 11:50 p.m. March 2 ,2004, at the Livingston County Hospital. Born July 9, 1925, in Livingston County, son of the late Lacy Boyd and Lena Poindexter, he was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion and the Marion Masonic Lodge. He was an advertising representative for the Crittenden Press in Marion...
Margaret Klipper (03/04/04)
DEXTER - Margaret Ann Klipper, 84, died March 1, 2004, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 11, 1920, near Birch Tree, daughter of the late William and Essie Hannah Denton Klipper, she lived in Farmington for several years before moving to Dexter eight years ago. She had worked in an airplane factory and was of the Baptist belief...
Robert Fleming (03/04/04)
POINT PLEASANT - Robert C. Fleming, 78, died March 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 18, 1925, at Burnt Prairie, Ill., son of the late Clarence and Bessie Hall Fleming, he graduated in 1949 in Evansville, Ind., and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War...
Kay Laminack (03/02/04)
MOREHOUSE -- Kay Laminack, 62, died March 2, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse.
Howard Garner (03/02/04)
DEXTER -- Howard D. Garner, 76, died March 1, 2004, at Little Rock, Ark. Services are being planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Vendol Abernathy (03/02/04)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at the Oneness Pentecost Church for Joseph Vendol Abernathy, 74, who died Feb. 27, 2004, were: Clint Dieter, Bobby Wright, James Reynolds, Tony Parker, George Orr, Brian Bradshaw, Kyle Irvin and Andrew Irvin...
Lottie Pippins (03/02/04)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Lottie Pippins, 93, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died March 1, 2004, at the Four Fountains Nursing Home in Belleville. Born June 16, 1910, at Bernie, daughter of the late W.F. and M.V. Hollis Summers, she had been employed by Brown Shoe Company in Bernie. She was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church...
Joseph Cayton (03/03/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joseph Ben Cayton, 81, died March 2, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Virginia Walls (03/03/04)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Virginia Dean Walls, 69, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., and St. Louis died at 8:20 p.m. Feb. 29, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. Born Dec. 8, 1934, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Lonzo and Mary Etta Stovall Murphy...
Eleanor Feemster (03/03/04)
SCOTT CITY - Eleanor Elizabeth Feemster, 95, died at 6:47 a.m. March 1, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 9, 1908, in Rich Hill, to the late Charles M. and Margaret M. Flammang Ingram, she was a licensed practical nurse with the St. Francis Medical Center. A member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, she belonged to the Ladies Society of Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and the St. Francis "Quarter Century Club."...
Robert Fleming (03/03/04)
POINT PLEASANT - Robert C. Fleming, 78, died March 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Marie Spicer (03/23/04)
CHAFFEE - Marie M. Spicer, 83, died March 22, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Bea Hall (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - Frances Beatrice Hall, 70, died at 9:15 p.m. March 22, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1933, in Kennett, daughter of the late Arngie Rovertis and Ruth Hickman Hall, she was a member of the First Christian Church where she participated in church and women's groups. She had worked for Faultless Cleaners, A&B Cleaners and Kings Cleaners before retiring...
Andrew Elfrink (03/23/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Andrew G. Elfrink, 88, died March 17, 2004, at the Elder Care Nursing Home. Born Feb. 29, 1916, at Leopold, son of the late Jacob H. and Adelheid Jansen Elfrink, he was a farmer and member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville...
Phyllis Turner (03/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home for Phyllis Clough Turner, 73, who died March 22, 2004, will be: Bob Crosno, Mike Crosno, Frank Hanor, Andy Youngblood, Chuck Davis and Joe Genovese. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Wilbur Preston (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - Wilbur David Preston, 78, died March 21, 2004, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born June 16, 1925, in Lincoln, Ill., son of the late John M. and Rosetta Hall Preston, he was a farmhand and security guard before retiring. Survivors include: one son, Richard Marvin Preston of Peoria, Ill.; two daughters, Sharon Beck of Sikeston and Cindy Kennedy of Alton; two brothers, Wayne Preston and Richard Preston of Mason City, Ill.; one sister, Dorothy Falterman of Franklin, La.; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.. ...
Jewell Price (03/23/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jewell Price, 87, died at 10:45 a.m. March 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 31, 1917, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late Albert McGill and Ida Rose Sterling Harden, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Mary Kreidler (03/23/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Kreidler, 67, died March 23, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
John Calahan (03/21/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Calahan, 74, died March 18, 2004. Born April 8, 1929, in Tennessee, he had worked as a bank repo man before retiring. He leaves no known survivors. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid...
Bobby Davis (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - Bobby J. Davis, 78, died at 5:13 a.m. March 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 11, 1926, in Catron, son of the late Sam C. and Edna Reynolds Davis, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a truck driver for Malone and Hyde before retiring in 1986. A member of Amvets and VFW Post 2659 in Dexter, he was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans...
John Eaton (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - John Eaton, 82, died March 20, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Charles Powell (03/21/04)
MINER - Charles Franklin Powell, 88, died at 2:58 p.m. March 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 15, 1916, in Greenfield, Ill., son of the late Harden and Martha Wood Powell, he was of the Methodist belief. He retired as a pipefitter for Amoco Oil Company. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and member of Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston...
Debra Hammon (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - Debra Hammon, 45, died March 19, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Paula Umfress (03/26/04)
CAMPBELL - Paula Umfress, 27, died March 23, 2004, at Piggott (Ark.) Community Hospital. Born June 24, 1976, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of Kay King of Malden and the late Joe Cumins, she attended Three Rivers Community College and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden...
Wreatha Ramsey (03/26/04)
Wreatha Lee Ramsey, 89, died March 25, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Emma Durbin (03/28/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Emma Lou "Ma" Durbin, 87, died March 25, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 9, 1916, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Steve and Mary Wilson Smith, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. On Nov. 30, 1930, in Tennessee, she married William K. Durbin, who preceded her in death in 1971...
Marjorie Edwards (03/26/04)
DEXTER - Marjorie L. Edwards, 71, died March 24, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 14, 1932, in Dexter, daughter of the late Rachel McClard Barker of Dexter and the late William Albert Barker, she was a member of the First Christian Church of Dexter where she also served as secretary. A member of Stoddard County service organizations, she lived in Dexter most of her life...
Scott Chambliss (03/28/04)
ST. LOUIS - Scott Chambliss, 43, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 26, 2004, in St. Louis. Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Lillian Patterson (03/26/04)
ST. CHARLES - Lillian Patterson, 89, formerly of Sikeston and Los Angeles, died March 24, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 7, 1914, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Lawson and Mabel Darter Patterson, she was a business and industry teacher for the Los Angeles School District for 33 years before retiring and was also an art instructor for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles...
Butch Blattel (03/26/04)
SCOTT CITY - Paul Herbert "Butch" Blattel, 84, died at 4:13 a.m. March 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 11, 1920, in Ancell, son of the late William F. and Elizabeth Mary Seyer Blattel, he owned and operated Raines-Blattel Dairy Farms. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of VFW Post 6407 in Scott City...
Emma Durbin (03/26/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Emma L. "Ma" Durbin, 87, died March 25, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are pending at DeLisle Funeral Home, where visitation begins at 6 p.m. Saturday and services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Mark Inman will officiate...
Wreatha Ramsey (03/28/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Wreatha Lee Ramsey, 89, died March 25, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born June 19, 1914, in Union City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Hattie Mae Wilson Center. On Jan. 15, 1946, in Malden, she married Jasper "Jap" Ramsey, who survives of the home...
Lydia Hogg (03/07/04)
PERKINS - Lydia Hogg, 97, died March 6, 2004, at the family home in Perkins. Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Kay Laminack (03/07/04)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Kay Laminack, 62, who died March 2, 2004, were: Tony Laminack, Lindell Laminack, Donald Laminack, Rex Laminack, Robert Laminack and Danny Laminack.
Harlin Kennedy (03/07/04)
WARDELL - Harlin Edward Kennedy, 83, formerly of Advance, died March 4, 2004, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Feb. 8, 1921, in Oran, son of the late Arthur and Mary Lawson Kennedy, he was a baker for Bunny Bread and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Limuel Thomas (03/07/04)
CANALOU - Limuel B. Thomas, 85, died at 1:46 p.m. on March 5, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 10, 1919, in Gideon, son of the late William and Emma Gardner Thomas, he was a self-employed auto mechanic and was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during World War II...
William Brewer (03/07/04)
CLARKTON - William Vernon Brewer, 77, died March 5, 2004, at his home. Born July 4, 1926, in Lilbourn, son of the late Delbert Brewer and Martha Petty Brewer, he was a member of the First Baptist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, he was a member of the VFW in Parma and a retired carpenter...
J.D. Byrne (03/07/04)
CHARLESTON - J.D. Byrne, 76, died March 3, 2004, in Sebring, Fla. Born Feb. 26, 1928, in Mississippi County, son of the late Robert Bryan and Susie Hartner Byrne, he served with the U.S. Army Military Police during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Charleston High School and attended Central Methodist College in Fayette...
Sharon Roberts (03/05/04)
JEFFERSON CITY - Sharon Lee Roberts, 61, died March 4, 2004, at St. Mary's Health Center. Born June 18, 1942, in Washington, D.C., daughter of Clyde "Billy" Brown of Charleston and the late Edna Sisk Brown, she graduated in 1959 from Charleston High School. She was an administrative secretary for the Missouri Division of Professional Registration Pharmacy Board and member of Liberty Road Baptist Church...
Lottie Hunt (03/07/04)
MARSTON - Lottie Vandalley Hunt, 87, died March 4, 2004, at her home in Marston. Born April 6, 1916, in Stamps, Ark., daughter of late William Lester Gribble and Rosie Ellen Clark Gribble, she formerly resided in Wardell. On Nov. 23, 1937, in Stamps, Ark., she married Claude "Shortie" Hunt, who preceded her in death on July 29, 1966. Also one son, Jimmy Dale Hunt, and two brothers, Thomas Gribble and John Gribble preceded her in death...
Arthur Dunning (03/05/04)
DEXTER - Arthur W. Dunning, 71, died March 3, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 27, 1932, at Advance, son of the late John Joseph and Millie Elledge Dunning, he attended the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had been a construction worker...
Helen Deal (03/05/04)
SIKESTON - Helen Deal, 86, died at 10:27 a.m. March 4, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born March 18, 1917, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Arley Harrison "Jack" and Arta Elizabeth Clippard Johnson, she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she and her husband served the Lord faithfully for many years. She was employed by the Board of Public Works and Walton-Williams Motor Company prior to working 23 years as a caseworker for Scott County Family Services...
Virginia Walls (03/05/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Virginia Dean Walls, 69, of Peoria, Ill., and formerly of St. Louis and Sikeston, who died Feb. 29, 2004, were: Joe Sodowski, Larry Murray, Kevin Murray, Nicholas Purdue, Darrell Murphy and Jerry Murphy...
Deven Isbell (03/09/04)
JONESBORO, Ark. - Deven Thomas Isbell, 13, died March 3, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born July 8, 1990, in Jonesboro, son of Charley and Kim Castleberry Isbell of Jonesboro, he was a seventh grade student at Valley View High School where he played drums in the school band. An honor roll student, he was accepted in the Duke program for gifted students. He attended Calvary Baptist Church where he was active in the youth programs...
James Zuck (03/09/04)
BERTRAND - James Barton Zuck, 61, formerly of New Madrid, died March 6, 2004, at his home. Born June 21, 1942, in East Prairie, son of the late Warner and Dorothy Douglas Zuck, he was a farmer and U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Cassandra and Kyle Hutcheson of East Prairie, Theresa and Frank Proffer of Bertrand and Tracy and Roger Morrow of Benton; three brothers, Truman Zuck of Bertrand, Donald Zuck of East Prairie and Stanley Zuck of Malden; one sister, Laverne Zepp of Winder, Ga.; and five grandchildren.. ...
Mary Banas (03/09/04)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mary Banas, formerly of Sikeston and Cape Girardeau, Mo., died March 4, 2004, in the College Harbor Retirement Center at St. Petersburg. Born in Blodgett, Mo., daughter of the late M.P. and Estella Estes, she was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Winter Haven. A lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, she was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority...
Gregory Eaton (03/09/04)
DEXTER - Gregory Eaton, 43, formerly of Essex, died March 8, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Charles Mott (03/09/04)
CHAFFEE - Charles Edward Mott, 81, died at 12:15 p.m. March 8, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 31, 1922, in Tulie, Ky., son of the late Perry and Grace McGloffin Mott, he was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in East Prairie and the Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri...
Josephine McIllwain (03/09/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Josephine McIllwain, 80, died at 4:50 a.m. March 8, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Zelda Fritz (03/09/04)
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - Zelda C. Fritz, 88, died at 9:40 a.m. March 7, 2004, at the Christian Health Center. Born Feb. 24, 1916, in Maryville, Tenn., daughter of the late William and Elsie Fritz Fitzsimmons, she was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church...
Fred Douglas Sr. (03/31/04)
CHARLESTON - Fred Russell Douglas Sr., 64, died March 28, 2004, at his home. Born April 7, 1939, in Charleston, son of Elizabeth Douglas of Charleston and the late Clarence Douglas, he attended Lincoln School in Charleston and was owner and operator of DC Car Wash...
Cora Jennings (03/31/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Cora Jennings, 88, died March 27, 2004, in Hayti. Born Oct. 26, 1915, in Rome, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Addie Granberry. On Dec. 23, 1991, she married Jimmy Jennings who survives of the home. Survivors in addition to her husband include: one son, Donnie Ray Jennings; four nieces, Mae Fransis Granberry of Chicago, Addie Mae Granberry of Houston, Texas, Ida McCary-Fuller of Orange County, Calif., and Rosie Lee Nellums of California; and four nephews, Willie Granberry, J.C. ...
Maxine Hale (03/31/04)
VANDUSER - Maxine M. Hale, 82, died at 10:41 a.m. March 30, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 8, 1921, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Fred Mack and Nadas Mae Stevens Jones, she was a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church...
Landon Sterling (03/31/04)
SIKESTON - Landon Garvin Sterling, 88, formerly of Anniston, died at 12:20 p.m. March 30, 2004. at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 4, 1915, in Camden, Tenn., son of the late Matthew Thomas and Leona Smith Sterling, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life before moving to Sikeston in 1995. He was of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church belief...
Henry Cox (03/31/04)
DEXTER - Henry Cox, 86, died March 30, 2004, at Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Dec. 3, 1917, in Puxico, son of the late Jessie Harrison and Berdie Edmonson Cox, he was a retired farmer and member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. On Dec. 24, 1936, at Fisk, he married Velma Ellen Deardorff who preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1986...
Pauline Gray (03/31/04)
SIKESTON - Pauline B. Gray, 67, formerly of Howardville, died March 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 5, 1937, in Winston, N.C., daughter of Olivia Jackson of Sikeston and the late Benjamin Jackson, she lived in Missouri for more than 50 years. She was a member of West End Missionary Baptist Church...
Carole Clayton (03/31/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Carole Sue Clayton, 69, died March 30, 2004, at the Life Care Center in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Neisha Humphreys (03/31/04)
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Neisha Rebekah Hahs Humphreys, 89, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died at 9:55 p.m. March 27, 2004, at the Harborwood Nursing Home in Clearwater. Born Dec. 8, 1914, in Cooter, Mo., daughter of the late Alvin P. and Grace Wagster Denton, she owned and operated Neisha's Beauty Salon in Scott City and was a member of the Scott City First Baptist Church...
Bobby Cunningham (03/31/04)
PARMA - Bobby Okerleen Cunningham, 72, died March 29, 2004. Born April 30, 1931, in Kennett, daughter of the late Robert Andrew and Nebraska Dunaway Denson, she had lived in Germany, Alaska, Kansas, Georgia, Maryland and Kennett. She moved to Parma in 1972 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma...
Bill McFerron (03/01/04)
CHAFFEE - G.E. "Bill" McFerron, 83, died Feb. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 14, 1920, in Advance, son of the late Abner Foster and Grace Edith Bollinger McFerron, he served with the U.S. Army in China, India-Burma Air Offensive in Japan during World War II and received the Bronze Star. ...
Ronnie McKay (03/01/04)
BELLFLOWER, Calif. - Ronnie M. McKay, 63, died Feb. 24, 2004, at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower. Born Oct. 11, 1940, in San Pedro, son of the late Alfred L. and Marie Maxine Wainwright McKay, he was a mechanic and veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Saturday Night Cruisers at Bellflower...
Virginia Walls (03/01/04)
PEORIA, Ill. - Virginia Murphy Walls, 69, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 29, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Robie McKnight (03/01/04)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Robie J. McKnight, 40, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Feb. 27, 2004, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. Born July 30, 1963, in Memphis, Tenn., son of Betty Jo Freshour Colwell of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Buster McKnight, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Church of Christ in New Madrid...
Gary Sitz (03/01/04)
ADVANCE - Gary Dean Sitz, 64, died Feb. 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 24, 1939, in Advance, son of the late Milo and Ruth Robison Sitz, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked for Morgan Funeral Home and Advance R-4 Schools for many years...
Lawrence James (03/01/04)
ADVANCE - Lawrence James, 83, died Feb. 28, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 27, 1920, at Bell City, son of the late Joe and Laura Miller James, he was a graduate of Bell City High School and a retired farmer. On Aug. 28, 1940, at Advance, he married Ruth Ramsey who survives of the home...
Clara Schallert (03/01/04)
ST. LOUIS - Clara Elizabeth Schallert, 75, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 25, 2004, at the Life Care Center in St. Louis. Born March 5, 1928, in Portageville, daughter of the late John and Clara Belle Gain Schallert, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville. She received her registered nursing degree at DePaul University in St. Louis and advanced her degree at DePaul University in Chicago...
Lottie Pippins (03/01/04)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Lottie Pippins, 93, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died March 1, 2004, at the Four Fountains Nursing Home in Belleville. Arrangements are pending at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday...
Lyman Azbill (03/01/04)
PARAGOULD, Ark. - Lyman H. Azbill, 77, formerly of Parma and Holland, Mo., died Feb. 29, 2004, at the Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born June 7, 1926, in Holland, son of the late Amer Taylor and Mozell Allison Azbill, he had been a farmer in Parma and was a B-17 gunner with the U.S. ...
Dow Kingree (03/01/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Dow David Kingree, 80, died Feb. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 28, 1923, at Pocahontas, Ark., son of the late Elwyn and Sadie Million Kingree, he was a member of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles in World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was the recipient of four Bronze Stars. After retiring in 1985 as a maintenance worker for the Bloomfield School District, he read meters for SEMO Electric...
Luther Jackson (03/10/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Luther Jackson, 76, died March 8, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 19, 1927, in Morley, son of the late Willie and Martha Benford Jackson, he was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief. On Dec. 3, 1948, he married Ella M. Dickson who survives of the home...
Betty Outlaw (03/10/04)
FLORISSANT - Betty Jo Outlaw, 72, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 8, 2004, at St. Sophia Health Care in Florissant. Born May 19, 1931, in Lee County, Miss., daughter of the late Homer D. and Lucille Johnson Outlaw, she was a member of the Catron Baptist Church...
Doris Griffin (03/10/04)
ST. LOUIS - Doris A. Griffin, 64, formerly of Dexter, died March 8, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 19, 1939, in Panama City, Panama, daughter of the late Enrique and Manuela Gonzalez Cuevas, she lived in St. Louis for the past 15 years. She attended various fellowship churches and was a member of Women's Aglow...
Margaret McCammon (03/10/04)
MARSTON - Margaret J. McCammon, 55, died March 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 2, 1948, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Paul P. and Bengelene Brewer Haubold Sr. of Marston. She was a co-manager for the Pilot Gas Station in Marston...
George Knox (03/10/04)
DETROIT - George Knox II, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 1, 2004, in Lexington, Ky., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in London, Ky. Born June 18, 1929, in Chatfield, Ark., son of the late Earnest and Verona Knox, he moved to Sikeston in the early 1930s where he was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he retired in 1994 as a supervisor with the Nagle Paving Company of Detroit, after more than 30 years of service...
Gregory Eaton (03/10/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Gregory Eaton, 43, died March 8, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born Oct. 17, 1960, at Oahu, Hawaii, son of Billy and Jessie Enlow Eaton of Blytheville, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had been a hotel clerk...
Doris Redd (03/10/04)
SIKESTON - Doris Redd, 47, died March 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 29, 1957, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Leland and Betty Redd Baker, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School and Lane College in Jackson, Tenn. She was an elementary teacher for Sikeston Public Schools, retiring after 20 years of service, and was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary and on the bulletin committee...
Sally Williams (03/10/04)
ORAN - Emma Bell "Sally" Williams, 67, died March 9, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1937, in Shreveport, La., daughter of the late Lester and Annie Flynn Walden Bolen, she was a member of New Harvest Time Outreach Church...
Lois Cole (03/10/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lois Loretta Cole, 61, died March 9, 2004, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born June 19, 1942, in Adamsville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Zilpha Evans Sweat. Her husband, Bill Cole, preceded her in death in 1967...
Lucille Bennett (03/17/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lucille Bennett, 76, who died March 13, 2004, were: Scott Hart, Kerry Gilbow, Ken Goldsmith, Kevin McClintick, Paul Imbeaux, Mike Noble and Jay Tepe.
Amanda Vandivort (03/16/04)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Amanda Jane Vandivort, 29, died at 6:55 p.m. March 14, 2004, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Mary Hancock (03/17/04)
PUXICO - Mary Hancock, 76, died March 15, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born July 21, 1927, in Puxico, daughter of the late Emerson and Bertha Akers Kitchen, she had lived all her life in Puxico, where she was a member of the Duck Creek Missionary Baptist Church for 40 years. She worked as deputy tax collector for Duck Creek Township for 14 years...
Callie Rivers (03/17/04)
CHARLESTON - Callie Mae Dixon Rivers, 84, died March 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 4, 1920, in Thompson Bend, daughter of the late Ozark and Essie Mae Martin Dixon, she received her education in Thompson Bend and from Charleston Schools. She was a member of the Grand Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church...
Donna Burk (03/17/04)
TROY, Mo. - Donna Adhart Burk, 66, died March 16, 2004, at Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Deborah Wilfawn (03/17/04)
ATHENS, Ga. - Deborah Ann Wilfawn, 46, formerly of Benton, Mo., died at 2:28 a.m. March 15, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of Norbert Herman and Irene Agnes LeGrand Elfrink of Benton, she was of the Catholic belief...
Imogene Glass (03/17/04)
BERNIE - Imogene B. Glass, 83, died March 16, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 29, 1920, in Jonesboro, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph Walker and Bertha Ola Burton Henry, she was a member of the Bernie Missionary Alliance Church...
James Zuck (03/08/04)
BERTRAND - James Barton Zuck, 61, died March 7, 2004, at his home. Born June 21, 1942, in East Prairie, son of the late Warner and Dorothy Douglas Zuch, he was a farmer and U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Cassandra and Kyle Hutcheson of East Prairie, Theresa and Frank Proffer of Bertrand and Tracy and Roger Morrow of Benton; three brothers, Truman Zuck of Bertrand, Donald Zuck of East Prairie and Stanley Zuck of Malden; one sister, Laverne Zepp of Winder, Ga.; and five grandchildren.. ...
Lydia Hogg (03/08/04)
PERKINS - Lydia Hogg, 97, died at 12:39 a.m. March 6, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1906, in Golconda, Ill., daughter of the late Joseph and Kate Hollman Story, she was a member of the Perkins Needle Club and was of the Baptist belief. On Nov. 4, 1922, she married James Hogg who preceded her in death on March 3, 1963...
Bruce Martin (03/08/04)
MARSTON - Bruce Odell Martin Sr., 81, died March 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Lucille Bennett (03/15/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Lucille Bennett, 76, died March 13, 2004, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 4, 1927, near Parma, daughter of the late Roosevelt and Sylvia Estele Ramsey Hart, she had worked as a seamstress for Elders Manufacturing Co. in Bloomfield. ...
Dee Bailey (03/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Dee Bailey, 74, died March 13, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 1, 1929, in Lapanto, Ark., daughter of the late P.F. and Effie Mae Dabbs Clay, she had been a secretary and bookkeeper for First Star Bank and Tetra Pak before her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Carolyn McRoy (03/15/04)
FLORISSANT -- Carolyn J. McRoy, 58, died March 12, 2004, at her home. Born March 12, 1946, in Eminence, daughter of the late Leonard and Dessie Parks Lindsey, she had spent most of her life in the St. Louis area. She was a member of Calvary Tabernacle Church in Florissant and the Ladies Auxiliary...
Deloris Tollison (03/15/04)
KEWANEE -- Deloris Frances Tollison, 64, entered this world on July 11, 1939, in Risco and departed peacefully on March 13, 2004, at her residence. Ms. Tollison was a proud and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a dependable person and a loyal friend to many. She was affectionate and quick to offer a hand, hug and a sympathetic ear. She possessed an outgoing personality and cared about her family and friends...
Ruth Johnson (03/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Ruth Bristow Johnson, 83, died at 4:16 a.m. March 14, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 25, 1920, in Lynn, Ark., daughter of the late Grover and Elmer Penn Bristow, she had worked at Brown Shoe Co. until her retirement and was of the Methodist belief...
Reba McClure (03/15/04)
BERTRAND - Reba McClure, 72, died at 6:05 a.m. March 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 30, 1931, in Charleston, daughter of the late Herman H. and Goldie Groves Laster, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Laverne Bone (03/15/04)
CHARLESTON -- Laverne Bone, 86, died at 10:50 a.m. March 13, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 16, 1918, in Atoka, Tenn., daughter of the late Luther and Maggie Black Glass, she had lived in Charleston most of her life where she attended the First Assembly of God Church and worked in the Charleston R-1 School District as a cook until her retirement in 1986...
Shane Halter (03/15/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Shane Michael Halter, 25, died at 3:16 p.m. March 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 1, 1978, in Chaffee, son of Timothy Stephen Halter of Cape Girardeau and Glenda Emerson of Scott City, he was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran...
Dallas Bills (03/22/04)
PARMA -- Dallas Mac Bills, 90, died March 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 18, 1913, in Hickory Valley, Tenn., son of the late Robert Hullum and Mary Bills, he had lived much of his life in Tennesee and was a member of the Van Buren Baptist Church in Hickory Valley, where he served as a deacon. In 1989, he retired from the Consolidated Highway Department of Somersville, Tenn...
Joe Evans (03/22/04)
TROY, Ill. - Joe Evans, 58, of Troy, Ill., died March 21, 2004, at the home of his daughter in Olney, Ill. Blanchard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Irene O. Carson (03/22/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Irene O. Carson, 87, died March 20, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1916, in Hayward, she was the daughter of the late Peter Eythel and Bertha Mae Brasher Butler. On Feb. 27, 1935, in Portageville, she married Raymond Carson, who survives of the home...
Johnie Eaton (03/22/04)
MOREHOUSE - Johnie H. Eaton, 82, died March 20, 2004, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 16, 1921, in Gray Ridge, son of the late Charlie and Dellia Capps Eaton, he was a member of the General Baptist Church in Morehouse, superintendent of the Morehouse water plant for 24 years, a volunteer fireman for Morehouse for over 20 years, and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge...
Phyllis Turner (03/22/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Phyllis C. Turner, 73, formerly of Charleston, died at 3:30 a.m. March 22, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born May 4, 1930, in Murphysboro, Ill., daughter of the late L.L. and Norma Lee Dickey Clough, she lived most of her life in Charleston where she was employed by the Brown Shoe Co. as a nurses aide until her retirement in 1975. She attended the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Wilbur Preston (03/22/04)
SIKESTON -- Wilbur Preston, 78, died March 21, 2004, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility in Bertrand. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Debra Hammon (03/22/04)
STE. GENEVIEVE - Debra Jane Hammon, 45, formerly of Sikeston, died March 19, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near St. Louis. Born May 9, 1958, in Sikeston, daughter of Kenneth and Jane Osburn Campbell of Hardin, Ky., she was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ and was employed at the Family Inn at Ozora...
Jerry L. Bell (03/22/04)
SIKESTON - Jerry Lynn Bell, 68, died at 4:25 p.m. March 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 23, 1935, in Sikeston to the later Carter and Faye R. Chittenden Bell, he was a lifelong resident of the area. A retired steelworker, formerly employed with Noranda Aluminum Co., he served six years with the Missouri National Guard. ...
Pearl Hill (03/22/04)
DEXTER -- Pearl Hill, 97, died March 19, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 12, 1906, at Puxico, daughter of the late Peter and Mable Fannie Hargrove Parrish, she was a member of Sadler Chapel Methodist Church at Dexter. On Oct. 21, 1928, at Dexter, she married Ray Hill who preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1977...
Jakob Vaughn (03/30/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Monday at the Mole Cemetery near Broseley for Jakob Lane Vaughn, who died at birth March 26, 2004, were Jason Vaughn and Bradley Vaughn. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter was in charge of arrangements...
Burleigh Spitler (03/29/04)
SIKESTON - Burleigh Spitler, 72, died March 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Scott Chambliss (03/29/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Chambliss, 42, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 26, 2004, at his home in St. Louis. Born March 24, 1961, in Portageville, son of the late J.R. and Leonna Hunt Chambliss, he was a deckhand for American Commercial Barge Lines. Survivors include: four daughters, Stacy Chambliss of Kalamazoo, Mich., Cassandra Chambliss of Hermosa Beach, Calif., Elana Chambliss of South Bend, Ind., and Amber Chambliss of Jackson; seven sisters, Dixie Adkins of LaForge; Deonna Tanner and Cindy Adkins of New Madrid, Nancy Walker of Lilbourn, Judy Keck of Sikeston and Teresa Flegal of Philamoth, Ore.; and one grandson, Dillon Chambliss of Kalamazoo.. ...
Jakob Vaughn (03/29/04)
DEXTER - Jakob Lane Vaughn, son of Jason and Brandi Griggs Vaughn of Dexter, died at birth March 26, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Survivors in addition to his parents include: his paternal grandparents, Wayne and Sylvia Kersey of Dexter and Rolla Lee Vaughn of Iola, Kan.; maternal grandparents, Lori Shadwell of Raymore, Jeff Griggs of Sweet Springs and Charles and Mary Powell of Dudley; and maternal great-grandparents, Eunice Kazmierczak of Raymore and Kathy and Joe Griggs of Concordia.. ...
Mary Webber (03/29/04)
SIKESTON - Mary L. Webber, 88, died at 1:50 a.m. March 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 12, 1915, in Portageville, daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Davidson House, she owned and operated restaurants in Morehouse and Sikeston and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Geri Hulshof (03/30/04)
BERTRAND - Geri Moody Hulshof, 69, a resident of rural Bertrand, died at 10:45 p.m. March 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 25, 1935, in Bragg City, daughter of the late Ed McKinley and Opal Mae Hutson Moody, she lived in Mississippi County since 1957. A member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Charleston Country Club, she had worked as a receptionist for Dr. R.L. Frazier...
Alice Sauers (03/29/04)
ROULETTE, Pa. - Alice Curry Sauers, 68, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 26, 2004, at her home, following an extended illness. Born July 1, 1935, in San Angelo, Texas, daughter of the late E.E. and Grace Daniel Foster Jr., she was active with the Rainbow Girls and was a 4-H member. Also a member of the First Baptist Church of Galeton, she provided services to the elderly. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener...
Bobby Cunningham (03/30/04)
PARMA - Bobby Okerleen Cunningham, 72, died March 29, 2004. Born April 30, 1931, in Kennett, daughter of Nebraska J. Denson of Kennett and the late Robert Andrew Denson, she had lived in Germany, Alaska, Kansas, Georgia, Maryland and Kennett. She moved to Parma in 1972 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma...
Bud Spitler (03/30/04)
MINER - Burleigh E. "Bud" Spitler, 72, died at 8:25 a.m. March 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 20, 1932, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Harley and Minnie Davis Spitler, he served with the U.S. Army for 22 years and was a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War eras. A lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans in Dexter, he was also a member of Fraternal Order of Elks, American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles...
Marvin Bond (03/19/04)
WAPPAPELLO - Marvin Henry Bond, 62, died March 12, 2004, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born July 22, 1941, in Risco, son of the late Marvin Issac and Mildred Stallings Bond, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard...
Rosa Pruett (03/19/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Rosa Belle Pruett, 84, died March 17, 2004, at the Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Born Dec. 6, 1919, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late W.D. and Stella Carson Walker, she was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. A member of Liberty General Baptist Church at Aid, she was a member of the Liberty Hill Missionary Society, Gideons Auxiliary and the Aid Extension Club since 1979. She was a receptionist for Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield for many years...
Mary Ann Ressel (03/19/04)
CHAFFEE - Mary Ann Ressel, 38, died at 11:05 a.m. March 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 23, 1965, in Pontiac, Mich., daughter of Sherry Brumbaugh Buchheit of Marble Hill, she was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Frank Watson (03/19/04)
KANSAS CITY - Frank Watson, 87, died Jan. 7, 2004. Born May 4, 1916, in East Prairie, son of the late Charles F. and Ruth Barnhill Watson, he was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a mechanic for TWA Airlines in Kansas City for more than 30 years...
Kathy Ottinger (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - Kathy Ann Ottinger, 38, died March 20, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Bobby Davis (03/19/04)
SIKESTON - Bobby J. Davis, 78, died March 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Lucy Cox (03/19/04)
CHARLESTON - Lucy I. Dobbins Cox, 74, died at 12:29 p.m. March 18, 2004, at her home. Born April 21, 1929, in Hamilton, Miss., daughter of the late W.E. and Mattie Lee Stevens Dobbins, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Bridges United Methodist Church...
Mary Hancock (03/18/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at the Duck Creek Missionary Baptist Church for Mary Hancock, 76, who died March 15, 2004, were: Jay Parsley, Larry Crisel, James Jackson, Richard Hawthorne, David Hawthorne and Roger Harmon. Honorary pallbearers were: Allen Parsley and Ronnie Shrum...
Donna Burk (03/18/04)
TROY, Mo. - Donna Jo Ahart Burk, 66, died March 16, 2004, at Troy. Born Aug. 29, 1937, in Boekerton, daughter of the late Harvey and Lillian Brock Ahart, she had been a secretary for McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation. On Oct. 6, 1954, in Hernando, Miss., she married Charles Fred Burk who preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2000...
Ethel McClung (03/18/04)
PARMA - Ethel Marie McClung, 85, died March 16, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 23, 1918, at LaPanto, Ark., daughter of the late John Henry and Edna White Nash, she was a member of the Essex Church of Christ...
Amanda Vandivort (03/19/04)
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Amanda Jane Vandivort, 29, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 14, 2004, in Burlington. Born July 2, 1974, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Clayton and Laura Vandivort and Penny and Craig Hahs, who survive of Sikeston. A 1992 graduate of Sikeston High School, she graduated in 1996 from the University of Denver. ...
Mary Ressel (03/18/04)
CHAFFEE - Mary Ann Ressel, 38, died March 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church...
Patty Baker (03/18/04)
CHARLESTON - Patty Louise Baker, 77, died at 8:30 a.m. March 16, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 4, 1927, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Harvey and Loula Criss Arington, she lived in Mississippi County all her life. She was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Lillie Miller (03/12/04)
FREDERICKTOWN - Lillie Marie Miller, 79, died March 1, 2004, at the Stockhoff Nursing Home in Fredericktown. Born March 9, 1925, in Fredericktown, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Rosia Weiman. She was also preceded in death by one son, Pfc. William D Wright; one daughter, Denise Miller; and one granddaughter...
Marie Silmon (03/12/04)
HOWARDVILLE - Marie Silmon, 79, died March 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 11, 1924, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Homer and Minnie Jean Silmon, she was a member of East Prairie Full Gospel Church. Survivors include: three sisters, Lessie Fountain of Howardville and Minnie Howard and Annie Jackson of Chicago; one brother, Westley Silmon of Howardville; and several nieces and nephews...
Helen Tharp (03/12/04)
SCOTT CITY - Helen R. Tharp, 90, died March 11, 2004, at St. Joseph Manor in Bonne Terre. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Barbara Ivie (03/12/04)
SIKESTON - Barbara Lou Ivie, 68, began her life in Nortonville, Hopkins County, Ky., on Aug. 16, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Mary Copeland. She passed away on March 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She came to the Sikeston area in the late 1950s, where she cooked and managed restaurants. Her last employer was Ginny Lyman Petty at the Gaslight Square in Sikeston and at Kentucky Lake. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Morehouse...
John Tatum (03/15/04)
ANNISTON -- John Tatum, 89, died at 9:15 p.m. March 12, 2004, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1914, at Anniston, son of the late Phil and Ethel Krauss Tatum Sr., he was a retired farmer and a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Augusta Shackleford (03/12/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Augusta Johnson Shackleford, 89, who died March 6, 2004, were: Reed Jones, Cotus James, Bill Roberts, Larry White, Bud Miller and Bill Massey.
Doris Griffin (03/14/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Doris A. Griffin, 64, who died March 8, 2004, were: Loan Griffin, Mark Griffin, Randall Griffin,, William Griffin, Roberto Julio and John Sifford.
Dee Bailey (03/14/04)
SIKESTON - Dee Bailey, 74, died March 13, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
John Tatum (03/14/04)
ANNISTON - John Tatum, 89, died at 9:15 a.m. March 12, 2004, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1914, at Anniston, son of the late Paul and Ethel Krauss Tatum, he was a retired farmer and member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Pearl Jackson (03/14/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Pearl Jackson, 84, died March 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Dec. 16, 1919, in Greenbrier, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Dorothy Swick Cato. On Dec. 21, 1938, at Marble Hill, she married Leland "Jack" Jackson who survives of the home...
Shane Halter (03/14/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Shane M. Halter, 25, formerly of Oran, died March 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Reba McClure (03/14/04)
BERTRAND - Reba A. Laster McClure, 72, died at 6:05 a.m. March 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Joseph Johnson (03/14/04)
HERMONDALE - Joseph Johnson, 61, died March 7, 2004, at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Born July 12, 1942, in Hermondale, son of the late Annie Mae Hughes, he was owner and operator of a Barber shop for many years. His wife, Elizabeth Johnson, survives...
Lillie Miller (03/14/04)
FREDERICKTOWN - Lillie Marie Miller, 79, died March 1, 2004, at the Stockhoff Nursing Home in Fredericktown. Born March 9, 1925, in Fredericktown, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Rosia Weiman. She was also preceded in death by one son, Pfc. William D Wright; one daughter, Denise Miller; and one granddaughter...
Helen Tharp (03/14/04)
SCOTT CITY - Helen Ree Tharp, 90, died March 11, 2004, at St. Joseph Manor in Bonne Terre. Born Nov. 18, 1913, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late William Harvey and Stella M. Jennings Griffith, she had worked as a seamstress for Ely Walker Clothing Factory in Scott City. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Scott City...