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Obituaries from May 2004

Bobby Stoffregen (05/18/04)
DELTA - Bobby G. Stoffregen, 70, died May 16, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 21, 1933, in Delta, son of the late Albert August and Frieda Pauline Allensworth Stoffregen, he was a member of the Arbor General Baptist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired as a plant supervisor for Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau and was a former member of the Delta Volunteer Fire Department...
R.P. Bailey (05/18/04)
CLARKTON - Reginald Palford "R.P." Bailey, 81, died May 16, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Oct. 1 1922, in Clarkton, son of the late Virgil Palford "V.P." and Junia Byrd Bailey, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. A member of Four Mile Masonic Lodge 212 AF&AM, he was a member and deacon of the First Southern Baptist Church in Clarkton...
Eddie Malone (05/18/04)
DALLAS - Eddie Malone, 56, died May 17, 2004, in Dallas. Born Jan. 22, 1948, in Sikeston, Mo., he was the son of Beatrice Barnes Malone and the late George Malone. Survivors in addition to his mother include: three sisters, Barbara Rolwing of Matthews, Mo., Shirley Crandall of Loves Park, Ill., and Wanda Rutherford of Sikeston; and one brother, Doyle Malone of Rockford, Ill...
Bessie Neal (05/19/04)
SIKESTON - Bessie Mae Neal, 57, died at 8:48 a.m. May 14, 2004, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born Sept. 21, 1946, in Walls, Miss., daughter of Mary E. Tate Mitchell of Sikeston and the late Willie Savage Sr., she lived in Sikeston for more than 45 years. She was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Clifford Johnson (05/19/04)
CHARLESTON - Clifford E. Johnson, 28, died May 13, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 6, 1976, in Charleston, son of the late Luther and Ethel Hines Murray Sr., he was a 1994 graduate of Charleston High School. Survivors include: one daughter, Demitra Asberry of Charleston; two sons, Clifford Johnson Jr. ...
Gayle Collins (05/19/04)
SIKESTON - Gayle Collins, 86, died at 8:40 p.m. May 18, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Myra Myers (05/19/04)
SIKESTON - Myra Myers, 68, died May 19, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Charley Bone (05/19/04)
SIKESTON - Charley J. Bone, 58, died at 3:15 p.m. May 18, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ona Kelso (05/19/04)
ADVANCE - Ona Kelso, 93, died May 17, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 15, 1910, in Bell City, daughter of the late Perry and Bertie Bollinger Hickerson, she was a member of the Order of the Easter Star in Bloomfield. Her first husband, Harvey Thompson, died July 29, 1961. She and Oral Kelso were married in May 1964, and he also preceded her in death...
Elmer Raymond (05/27/04)
GOSNELL, Ark. - Elmer R.L. Raymond, 71, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died May 26, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born June 24, 1932, in Scott County, Mo., son of the late Ernest Rodney and Lillie Beatrice Raymond, he lived in Gosnell for the past year. He was a farm worker and affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
Barney Dixon (05/27/04)
ESSEX - Elder Barney Dixon, 60, died May 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 2, 1943, in Jacksonville, Fla., son of the late Shorty and Lily Dixon, he was minister of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Circle City. ...
Dorothy Goodin (05/27/04)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Jane Finley Goodin, 79, died May 25, 2004, at the Capetown Assisted Living Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 10, 1925, in Charleston, daughter of the late H.C. and Essie Della Stark Finley, she was a lifelong resident of Charleston. A member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, she was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star...
Dale Sipult (05/27/04)
SIKESTON - Dale Richard Sipult, 78, died May 24, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 25, 1925, in Goddar, Kan., son of the late Bud and Elizabeth Poschen Sipult, he was a member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. During his 40 years as a truck driver, he had been employed by Complete Auto Transit and Midway Wholesale Florist before retiring...
Robert Troup (05/27/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Robert Troup, 93, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 26, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Born March 8, 1911, in Aberdine, Miss., he worked for the Sikeston Compress for more than 30 years before retiring. He attended West End Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston for many years, where he had served as an usher. He had attended Carters Chapel Baptist Church and later attended the New Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Memphis...
Edith Maness (05/27/04)
ORAN - Edith B. Maness, 80, died May 24, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 20, 1923, in Catalpa, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Truman and Maude Dewberry McMillan. Survivors include: one son, Keith Peterson of Appleton, Wis.; four daughters, Wanda Sue Rutter of Florence, Colo., Wenda Sullivan of Incline Village, Nev., Gail Hahn of Duluth, Ga., and Betty Heimer of Whiteright, Texas; one brother, Kermit McMillan of Springfield; two sisters, Emozene Doris Blount of Walkerton, Ind., and Jewell Smiddy of Springfield; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Roy Graviett of Oran.. ...
Kimberly Ring (05/27/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Kimberly Gaye Ring, 41, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Sikeston, who died May 24, 2004, will be: Bud Miller, Bud Dock, Bill Hupp, Billy Chamberlain, Hobb Chipman and Earl Watson...
Kenneth Harris (05/27/04)
ORAN - Kenneth R. Harris, 60, died May 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Bobbie Allen (05/27/04)
ARNOLD - Bobbie L. Allen, 70, formerly of East Prairie, died at 9:30 p.m. May 26, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Joe Howard (05/27/04)
DEXTER - Joseph "Joe" Howard, 59, died May 25, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gayle Collins (05/20/04)
SIKESTON - Gayle Collins, 86, died at 8:40 p.m. May 18, 2004 at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 1, 1918, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Foy F. and Fletia M. Edmondson Collins, she was a member of First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. ...
Lloyd Urick (05/20/04)
DEXTER - Lloyd Jacob Urick, 49, died May 19, 2004, at his home. Born April 19, 1955, in Paw Paw, Mich., son of Mary Urick Barber of Hartford, Mich., and the late Lloyd Solomon Urick, he lived in Michigan before moving to Dexter nine years ago. He was a welder and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps...
Dick Fuller (05/20/04)
UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas - Col Howard R. "Dick" Fuller Jr., 79, died peacefully on May 17, 2004, surrounded by his family. Born Sept. 24, 1924, in Binghamton, N.Y., son of the late Col Howard R. and Helen M. Fuller, he graduated in 1946 from the U.S. ...
Ada Gregory (05/20/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ada E. Gregory, 101, of Salem and formerly of Puxico, who died May 16, 2004, were: David Harter, Dennis Hardin, Steve Robinson, Larry Carpenter, Robert Carpenter and George Gilbert...
Terry Eaton (05/20/04)
ALEXANDRIA, La. - Terry Lynn Eaton, 43, formerly of Dexter, Mo, died May 15, 2004, in Alexandria. Born Sept. 16, 1960, in Dexter, son of the late Chester and Sylvia Scowden Eaton, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include: one brother, Dan Eaton of Chicago; two uncles, Estel Eaton of Dexter and Homer Eaton of Morton, Miss.; and his fiancee, Pat Evans of Alexandria...
Doloris Avery (05/20/04)
GREEN FOREST, Ark. - Doloris L. Avery, 76, died May 19, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 18, 1927, in Catron, Mo., daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Inez Thelma Bratcher Thurston, she had worked for Tyson Foods for several years. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Green Forest...
Charley Bone (05/20/04)
SIKESTON - Charley J. Bone, 58, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:15 p.m. May 18, 2004, at his home. Born July 22, 1945, in Sacramento, Calif., son of the late A.L. and Estella Gertrude Davis Johnson, he was a member of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church in Charleston...
Jackie Smith (05/20/04)
CHARLESTON - Willie D. "Jackie" Smith, 83, died at 10:09 p.m. May 19, 2004, at her home. Born March 7, 1921, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Daniel T. and Frances A. Dover, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the Church of Christ...
Myra Meyers (05/20/04)
SIKESTON - Myra Myers, 68, died May 19, 2004, at her home. Born June 9, 1935, in McMullin, daughter of the late Lanus and Myra B. Minner Propst, she graduated in 1953 from Sikeston High School and attended Memphis State University. A member of the First United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and the Allegro Music Club, she taught piano lessons in Sikeston for many years before retiring...
Orville Pierce (05/20/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Orville Pierce, 79, died May 19, 2004, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in New Madrid. Born March 29, 1925, in Paris, Tenn., son of the late Charlie and Hessie Pierce, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He and Shirley Wood were married in O'Fallon, Ill., and she survives of the home...
Thomas Bradham (05/20/04)
BENTON - Thomas Leroy Bradham, 66, died May 18, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1937, in East Prairie, son of the late George Herbert and Rae Catherine Nunn Bradham, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a clerk at the Sikeston Post Office and member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie, American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston and VFW Post 04294 in Charleston...
John Gary (05/05/04)
COLUMBUS, Ga. - John E. Gary, 57, died May 1, 2004. Born June 5, 1946, in East Prairie, Mo., son of the late Leroy and Lydia Belle Spellers Gary, he graduated in 1996 from Charleston (Mo.) High School. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, was the recipient of several honors and awards and retired as a staff sergeant from the U.S. Army in 1988...
Winnie McCanne (05/05/04)
DEXTER - Wilma "Winnie" McCanne, 84, died May 4, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 11, 1919, in Calloway County, daughter of the late Robert Bland and Anna Virginia Dawson Kemp, she attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter. She was a member of the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans, Dexter Eagles Aerie 4062 and was a volunteer for the Dexter Senior Center...
Juanita Walton (05/05/04)
SIKESTON - Juanita Scott Walton, 76, died May 1, 2004, at her home. Born May 11, 1927, in Jackson, Miss., daughter of the late Robert and Mary Scott, she was a minister. A member of the Powerhouse of God Church in Sikeston, she was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star...
Willie Smith (05/05/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Willie Ray Smith, 77, died at 6:15 a.m. May 4, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 2, 1927, in Portageville, son of the late John Samuel and Minnie Mae Caldwell Smith, he lived in Portageville before moving to East Prairie in 1960. On July 18, 1960, at Charleston, he married Shirley Ann Skelton who survives of the home...
Lester Simmons (05/05/04)
SCOTT CITY - Lester R. Simmons, 78, died May 4, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Peck Boone (05/05/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Doyle Edwin "Peck" Boone, 80, died May 5, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
David Dick (05/05/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - David Dick, 59, died at 5 p.m. May 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
James Walker (05/05/04)
BLOOMFIELD - James Walker, 77, died May 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 1, 1926, in Aquilla, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Lawrence Walker. A retired barber, he lived all his life in the Bloomfield area where he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church...
Bobbie Allen (05/30/04)
ARNOLD - Bobby Leondas Allen, 70, formerly of East Prairie, died May 26, 2004, at his home. Born May 19, 1934, in East Prairie, he was the son of the late Leondas and Olivia Irene Allen. His wife of 49 years, Betty Poley Allen, survives of the home...
Mary McConnell (05/30/04)
GIDEON -- Mary Madgalene McConnell, 85, died May 28, 2004, at Baptist-East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Dec. 8, 1918, in Risco, daughter of the late Daniel Otis and Orpha Belle Jackson Miller, she was a member of the Stanfield General Baptist Church in Gideon and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Parma...
Grace Davis (05/30/04)
ADVANCE -- Grace M. Davis, 67, died May 28, 2004, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Oct. 25, 1936, a Painton, daughter of the late John and Irene Jones Davis, she was self-employed in the construction and trucking industries most of her life. Survivors include: two daughters, Donna Carpenter of Advance and Phyllis Redman of Sanford, Fla.; two sisters, Weynona Kemp of Jackson and Dot Dannenmueller of Chaffee; and one brother, Floyd Davis of Advance...
Wayne Rodery (05/30/04)
BERNIE -- Wayne Rodery, 81, died May 28, 2004, at the Malden Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Bobbie Allen (05/28/04)
ARNOLD - Bobbie Leondas Allen, 70, formerly of East Prairie, died May 26, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Randy Ling (05/28/04)
NEW MADRID - John Randel "Randy" Ling, 42, died May 27, 2004, in New Madrid. Born May 28, 1961, in Portageville, son of Shirley Shaw Ling of LaForge and the late Edwin Ling, he was a member and officer with New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4206 and was a booster member of American Legion Post 595...
Kenneth Harris (05/28/04)
ORAN - Kenneth Ryan Harris, 60, died at 1:10 a.m. May 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1944, in Sikeston, son of the late Ragan Pearson and Christeen Ryan Harris, he retired as a heavy equipment operator for the Scott County Highway Department in Benton and was a truck driver for MFA Agri Services in Chaffee. ...
Joe Howard (05/28/04)
DEXTER - Joseph W. "Joe" Howard, 59, died May 25, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1944, in Essex, son of the late Charles Wesley and Octie Vandora May Howard, he lived in Dexter most of his life. During his service with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963-70, he was a sergeant and served in Vietnam. A member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks Lodge, NAFC and NAHC, he was of the Baptist belief...
Marjorie DeLay (05/28/04)
BELL CITY - Marjorie Louise Smith DeLay, 86, departed this life for her heavenly home May 26, 2004. Marjorie was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Jackson, daughter of Hattie A. and John W. Smith. She is survived by her beloved spouse and caretaker, James W. DeLay of Bell City; one son, Darrell J. ...
Neva Taylor (05/28/04)
SIKESTON - Neva Mae Taylor, 88, died May 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 14, 1915, in Charleston, daughter of the late Alfred Edward and Mittie Mae Goforth Taylor, for more than 75 years she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston where she served as organist for 25 years. ...
Tommy Culp (05/25/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charles T. "Tommy" Culp, 74, died at 7:10 a.m. May 25, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 6, 1929, in East Prairie, son of the late Carel and Vivian Upton Culp, he lived in East Prairie his entire life where he was a member of the Church of God. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he retired as a truck driver for Farm products and was a member of Charleston VFW Post 4294...
Ray Kettles Sr. (05/25/04)
SIKESTON - Ray Allen Kettles Sr., 57, died May 24, 2004, at his home. Born June 27, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Leo and Virginia Horn Kettles, he was a self-employed mechanic and a lifelong drag racer at the Sikeston Drag Strip. He was of the Baptist belief...
Dale Sipult (05/25/04)
SIKESTON - Dale Richard Sipult, 78, died May 24, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 25, 1925, in Goddar, Kan., son of the late Bud and Elizabeth Poschen Sipult, he was a member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. During his 40 years as a truck driver, he had been employed by Complete Auto Transit and Midway Wholesale Florist before retiring...
Peggy Stoll (05/25/04)
DEXTER - Marion "Peggy" Stoll, 92, died May 24, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 7, 1911, in Lyons, Kan., daughter of the late Edward S. and Anne Mae Gibson Rogers, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. She had worked as a bookkeeper at Dexter High School for 18 years and as a secretary for the Dexter Board of Education...
William Bond (05/25/04)
HOPWOOD, Pa. -- William Eric Bond, 57, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died May 19, 2004, at his home in Hopwood. Born Aug. 20, 1946, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Cora Lee Schneider McMinn of Charleston, he had lived in Pennsylvania for many years and was a U.S. Navy veteran...
Dan Delplane (05/25/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Dan E. Delplane, 80, of Blytheville, Ark., and formerly of Sikeston, who died May 21, 2004, were: Chester Yarber, Vince Longstreet, Kenny Lawrence, Kenny Gilmore, Danny Delplane and Jeff Taylor...
Kimberly Ring (05/25/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Kimberly Gaye Ring, 41, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 24, 2004, at her home in Tucson. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Billy Walpole (05/24/04)
DEXTER - Billy Wayne Walpole, 31, died May 21, 2004, of injuries sustained in an accident in Dexter. Born Aug. 21, 1972, at Kissimmee, Fla., son of Larry and Mary Cowgur Walpole of Bloomfield, he lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life before moving to Dexter three years ago. He was employed by Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Morehouse...
Sally Cox (05/24/04)
CHARLESTON -- Sally Joyce Cox, 72, died at 6:40 p.m. May 22, 2004, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born March 28, 1932, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Charlie E. and Edna Dalton Thurman, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Bridges United Methodist Church...
Sally Harmon (05/24/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sally Arebelle Harmon, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died May 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 13, 1922, at Lamar, Ark., daughter of the late Sylvester "C.C." and Lela Arebelle Allen Carter, she was of the Church of God belief...
Dollie Jenkins (05/24/04)
DEXTER - Dollie Jones Jenkins, 85, died May 22, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 11, 1918, in Vanduser, daughter of the late John Harry Clark and Mary Jane Husk Clark Finley, she was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Dexter and was a retired seamstress for Inland Shoe Company...
Edith Maness (05/24/04)
ORAN - Edith B. Maness, 80, died May 24, 2004, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Margaret Heppe (05/24/04)
CHARLESTON - Margaret Laverne Jackson Heppe, 59, died at 12:09 p.m. May 22, 2004, at her home. Born April 15, 1945, in Charleston, daughter of the late Serrah S. and Elsie Myrtle Sutton Sisk, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Morley and had been employed as a Home Health provider with Mid South Health Care Service...
Jewell Perry (05/24/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jewell W. Perry, 84, formerly of Scott City, died May 21, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born Jan. 2, 1920, in Burkburnett, Texas, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Caroline Knight Williams. ...
John Hollaway (05/24/04)
SIKESTON - John H. "Sonny" Hollaway, 76, formerly of Kennett, died May 22, 2004, at his home in Sikeston. Born Dec. 8, 1927, in Flint, Mich., son of the late Theodore and Mary C. Gargas Hollaway, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Rex Spangberg (05/24/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Rex M. Spangberg, 65, died at 9 p.m. May 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 25, 1939, at St. Joseph, son of the late Victor and Dixie Miller Spangberg, he lived in Mississippi County for several years, moving from St. Louis where he was a radio announcer. He was also a collectible's dealer and author...
George Savat (05/24/04)
NEW MADRID -- George Bernard Savat, 56, died May 22, 2004, at his home. Born June 4, 1947, in Conran, son of the late Leonard and Pearl Lovins Savat, he was employed by the City of New Madrid and was a member of the New Madrid Eagles. On Aug. 16, 1992, he married Aileen Savat who survives of the home...
Walter Joseph (05/24/04)
DEXTER - Walter Joseph, 86, died May 22, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born April 2, 1918, in Stoddard County, son of the late Charles Edgar and Lula Allstun Joseph, he was of the Protestant belief. He was a retired farm laborer...
Elmer Hopkins (05/23/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Elmer Dwight Hopkins, 98, formerly of Bloomfield, died May 21, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Born Oct. 28, 1905, in Bloomfield, son of the late James and Vesta Hopkins, he had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. He owned and operated the Hopkins IGA grocery store in Bloomfield for more than 40 years and was a member and deacon for the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Thelma Lafferty (05/21/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Thelma Lafferty, 83, died at 1:30 a.m. May 21, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 18, 1920, in East Prairie, daughter of the late James O. and Mary E. Douglas Ditto, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie. She was of the New Life Pentecostal belief...
Lena Ancell (05/23/04)
CHAFFEE - Lena Lou Ancell, 58, died at 4:40 p.m. May 20, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 2, 1946, in Delta, daughter of the late Elery Lee and Lora Delo Dunn Hodge, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Chaffee. Survivors include: two sons, Kevin Ancell of Memphis, Tenn., and Keith Ancell of Chaffee; one daughter, Christy Lamb of Blytheville, Ark.; three brothers, Thomas Hodge of Jackson, John Hodge of Kennett and Richard Hodge of Chaffee; one sister, Nelda Gross of Jackson; and two grandchildren.. ...
Geneva Wagoner (05/23/04)
CHAFFEE - Geneva Gardiner Wagoner, 78, died at 12:50 p.m. May 20, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 3, 1926, in Dutchtown, daughter of the late Albert and Hermina Lenora Simpher Gardiner, she was a foreman for Florsheim Shoe Company before retiring. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Sisters of St. Ambrose and United Transportation Union Ladies Auxiliary...
Dollie Jenkins (05/23/04)
DEXTER - Dollie Jones Jenkins, 85, died May 22, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Hubert Hudgens Jr. (05/23/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Hubert Dale Hudgens Jr., 28, died May 21, 2004, of injuries sustained in an accident in a Dexter residence. Born Dec. 14, 1975, in Dexter, son of Hubert Dale Hudgens Sr. and Debra Bagy Hale of Bloomfield, he lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. A 1994 graduate of Bloomfield High School, he was a graduate of Lynn Tech College. For the past four years he was a machine operator for Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston...
Annie Harlan (05/21/04)
SIKESTON - Annie Alma Harlan, 80, formerly of Morehouse, died at 11:02 a.m. May 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 6, 1924, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Charles Eaton and Dellia Capps Kiffer, she was of the Pentecostal belief...
Sally Harmon (05/23/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Sally Arebelle Harmon, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died May 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday...
Rex Spangberg (05/23/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rex M. Spangberg, 65, died at 9 p.m. May 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Letha O'Dell (05/23/04)
DEXTER - Letha P. O'Dell, 95, died May 21, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 18, 1908, near Dexter, daughter of the late Almond and Nancy Robinson Martin, she was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter. She was employed by Elders Manufacturing for 27 years...
June Stroup (05/23/04)
BLOOMFIELD - June Lendon Stroup, 81, died May 21, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born June 20, 1922, in Bloomfield, son of the late Harvey and Nellie Keating Stroup, he lived in the Bloomfield area all his life. He was a member of Mount Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla...
Dan Delplane (05/23/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Dan E. Delplane, 80, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 21, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Sikeston, son of the late Rasheo and Ida Mitchem Delplane, he was a World War II veteran and member of Temple Baptist Church in Sikeston. He was employed by the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities for 45 years, where he was supervisor of water and sewer distribution...
Trudy Zarlenga (05/21/04)
SIKESTON - Gertrude L. "Trudy" Zarlenga, 82, died May 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Carmi, Ill., daughter the late Herman and Sarah Lough and was a factory payroll clerk before retiring. She was married to Sam Zarlenga, who preceded her in death...
Dan Delplane (05/21/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Dan Delplane, 80, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 21, 2004, at the Baptist Hospital in Blytheville. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday...
Caseline Morris (05/21/04)
CHARLESTON - Caseline Morris, 74, died May 19, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 6, 1929, in Charleston, daughter of the late Gus and Lou Birda Bailey Barnes, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. A member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church in Charleston, where she served as head of the Kitchen Committee and on the Pastor's Aide Committee, she retired after 37 years as a kindergarten teacher for Charleston Public Schools...
Berniece Blattel (05/21/04)
ORAN - Berniece Edna Blattel, 83, died at 3:05 p.m. May 20, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 3, 1920, in Morley, daughter of the late Jess and Blanche Williams Kirby, she retired as a machine operator for the Oran Hat Factory. She was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran...
Billy Walpole (05/23/04)
DEXTER - Billy Walpole, 31, died of injuries sustained in an accident at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Pauline Henry (05/26/04)
DANVILLE, Ill. - Pauline Plater "Polly" Henry, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 29, 2004, at the North Logan Health Care Center in Danville, where she had been a resident for eight years. Born Dec. 26, 1909, in Carbondale, daughter of the late Everett William and Mae Emma Marmaduke Plater, she retired as a sales associate for the Buckner-Ragsdale Store Co...
Lucy Hale (05/26/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lucy Mae Hale, 61, died at 4:37 a.m. May 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 4, 1942, in East Prairie, daughter of Kenneth W. Hale of East Prairie and the late Oval Mae Murphy Hale, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie...
Barney Dixon (05/26/04)
ESSEX - Barney B. Dixon, 60, died May 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Robert Harwell (05/26/04)
SEATTLE - Robert "Bob" Harwell, 65, passed away May 12, 2004, from early onset of Alzheimer's Disease. Born May 2, 1939, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., he was the son of the late Reg and Lila Harwell, long-time residents of Sikeston, Mo. He grew up in Sikeston with his surviving sister, Regina "Jeanie" and brother, John. ...
Kimberly Ring (05/26/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. - Kimberly Gaye Ring, 41, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 24, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 2, 1962, in Sikeston, daughter of Edgar R. and Eloise Gilliland Ring of Tucson, she had attended New Dawn State School in Sikeston. Kim was a "special" child with a special love for the Lord, her family and friends. ...
Dorothy Goodin (05/26/04)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Jane Finley Goodin, 78, died May 25, 2004, at the Capetown Assisted Living Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Bruce Hess (05/17/04)
CHARLESTON - Bruce R. Hess, 88, died at 3:20 a.m. May 16, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 15, 1916, in Auburn, Neb., son of the late A.C. "Cleve" and Lydia Williams Hess, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. A retired farmer and landowner, he was of the Baptist belief...
Bootie Triplett (05/17/04)
DEXTER - Elizabeth "Bootie" Triplett, 64, died May 15, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 20, 1939, in Bernie, daughter of the late Everett Cecil and Kathern Musgrave Gibson, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was bookkeeper for the family farm for many years...
Jewel Talkington (05/17/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Jewel Talkington, 96, who died May 13, 2004, were: Sammy Sturges, Greg Norrid, Eric Norrid, Keith Talkington, Bruce Jones and Greg Landers. Honorary pallbearer was L.D. "Buzz" Talkington...
Mildred Parker (05/17/04)
ROLLA - Mildred Lucille Parker, 85, formerly of New Madrid and Sikeston, died at 8:15 a.m. May 16, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 5, 1918, in Malden, daughter of the late George Henry and Ica Lennis Harris Moore, she was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church and former member of Eagles Aerie 3319 Ladies Auxiliary in Sikeston. ...
Eddie Golightly (05/17/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eddie Vernon Golightly, 60, died at 3:25 a.m. May 15, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 5, 1943, in Ballard County, Ky., son of Lura Mae Harris Golightly Miller of Barlow, Ky., and the late Eugene Golightly, he was a retired carpenter and painter. He was a member of the Dorena Baptist Church...
Ada Gregory (05/17/04)
SALEM - Ada Evelyn Gregory, 101, formerly of Puxico, died May 16, 2004, at the Salem Care Center. Born Aug. 29, 1902, in Acorn Ridge, daughter of the late K.G. and Ida Bell Baker Pyle, she lived in Stoddard County most of her life and was a member of the Puxico General Baptist Church. She was presented the keys to the City of Salem on her 100th birthday along with a proclamation from the State of Missouri, presented by Rep. Frank Barnitz of the 150th District...
Edith Barnes (05/03/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Edith Rieffer Barnes, 89, who died April 29, 2004, were: Kent Bridges, Lyman Fowler, Jerry Chapman, Ron Farris, Bob Hardin and J.D. Smith.
Woodrow Smith (05/03/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Woodrow Smith, 76, who died April 28, 2004, were: Gary Smith, Don Smith, Mike Martin, Denny Montgomery, Toby Lovett and Nick Wagner.
Duane Huston (05/04/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Duane R. Huston, 45, died May 3, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 20, 1959, at Rock Island, Ill., son of the late Robert and Shirley Shephard Huston, he was a member of A.R.K. of Hope Church in Dexter. A former officer with the Lilbourn Police Department and truck driver for Gibbs Transportation in Bloomfield, he was a volunteer fireman with the Bloomfield Fire Department...
Mary Ann Hale (05/16/04)
SCOTT CITY - Mary Ann Hale, 63, died May 14, 2004, at Scott City. Born June 6, 1940, in Illmo, daughter of James Franklin and Annie Inez Brock Owen, she was certified as a lumber inspector through the National Hardwood Lumber Association and worked for Havco Wood Products as a lumber grader...
Daisy Sutherland (05/14/04)
CHARLESTON -- Daisy Sutherland, 84, died at 5:30 a.m. May 14, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Bill Wilkerson Jr. (05/14/04)
BERTRAND -- Billy Joe "Bill" Wilkerson Jr., 44, died at 9:55 p.m. May 13, 2004, in a motor vehicle accident near Charleston. Born July 23, 1959, in Sikeston, to Billy Joe and Grace Delk Wilkerson Sr. of Bertrand, he had lived in Bertrand most of his life and was employed as a driver with ABF Trucking Co. in Cape Girardeau...
Eddie Golightly (05/16/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eddie V. Golightly, 60, died at 3:25 a.m. May 15, 2004, at his home near East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Daisy Sutherland (05/16/04)
Charleston - Daisy B. Sutherland, 84, died at 5:30 a.m. May 14, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 7, 1920, in Maben, Miss., daughter of the late Robert and Mabel Barfield, she had lived in Charleston most of her life and was of the Protestant belief. ...
Jewel Talkington (05/16/04)
DEXTER -- Jewel Talkington, 96, died May 13, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 12, 1907, in Moreland, Ark., daughter of the late Benjamin Washington and Martha Ellen Duvall Turner, since 1946 she had been living in Dexter where she was a member of the Church of Christ...
Mike Cox (05/16/04)
SIKESTON - James "Mike" Cox, 58, died May 15, 2004, at his home. Born March 6, 1946, in Sikeston, son of the late James L. and Mary Olivia Tompkins Cox, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office before retiring. He was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church where he served as a deacon...
Maxine Green (05/14/04)
NEW MADRID -- Maxine Green, 75, died May 12, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 15, 1928, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Sidney H. and Nellie Fern Grounds Grubbs, she was a school cook. A member of the New Madrid American Legion Post 495 Ladies Auxiliary and the New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4206 Ladies Auxliary, she was of the Baptist belief...
Grace Reed (05/14/04)
DEXTER - Grace Reed, 97, formerly of Hemet, Calif., died May 12, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born July 17, 1906, at Huntsville, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph and Maude Mock Ledbetter, she was a waitress and cook for many years before retiring and attended the Church of Christ...
Teresa Wolters (05/14/04)
HAYTI - Teresa Wolters, 39, died May 13, 2004, in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 1, 1965, in Malden, she was the daughter of Janet Chidester of Hayti and the late Donald Muse. On Nov. 25, 1996, she married David Wayne Wolters who survives of the home. Survivors in addition to her husband and mother include: two sons, Sherman Manley III of Portageville and Eric Nathan Manley of Hayti; one daughter, Jennifer Leigh Palmer of Hayti; her stepfather, Lawrence Chidester of Hayti; one brother, Shannon Chidester of Hayti; and five grandchildren.. ...
Carl Thurmond (05/14/04)
CHARLESTON - Carl Michael Thurmond, 55, died May 10, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 22, 1948, in Dorena, to the late Robert and Naomi Coleman Thurmond, he was a retired bus driver for the Charleston R-1 School District, where he worked for 32 years...
Kathryn Smith (05/14/04)
DELTA - Kathryn Ruth Smith, 80, died May 12, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 2, 1924, in Balwin, N.C., daughter of the late Hamilton Donely and Ruth Alma Greer Edwards, she had worked at Triumph Explosives Inc. in Elkton, Md., during World War II and retired as a custodian for Delta Grade School. A member of the General Baptist Church at Arbor, she was a lifetime member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Asheville, N.C...
Huriah Fennell Sr. (05/14/04)
CHARLESTON - Huriah Fennell Sr., 87, died at 11:53 p.m. May 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born in Arlington, Tenn., to the late Andrew and Susie Fennell, he had lived in Missouri for more than 58 years. He was retired from the Cairo Salvage Yard and was a member of the House of Prayer Outreach Mission...
Gradon Davis Sr. (05/14/04)
CHAFFEE - Gradon Street Davis Sr., 87, died May 13, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 25, 1916, in Russellville, Ark., son of the late Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Dotson Davis, he retired as a machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Chaffee. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the General Baptist Church at Randles...
Chance Kitchen (05/13/04)
CHARLESTON - Chance E. Kitchen, 25, died May 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 20, 1979, in Sikeston, he was the son of Frank Williamson of Sikeston and Lynette Kitchen of Columbia. He attended Charleston Public Schools and served with the Job Corps in Excelsior Springs...
Mary Burnett (05/13/04)
CHAFFEE - Mary Frances Burnett, 83, died May 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 4, 1920, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Luther Jefferson and Bertha Frances Maddox King Sr., she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee. ...
Robert LeGrand (05/13/04)
BENTON - Robert Cyril LeGrand, 60, formerly of Sikeston, died at 8 a.m. May 12, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 18, 1943, in Benton, son of the late Adam Eugene and Lorena Christine Scherer LeGrand, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a self-employed carpenter and member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Nana Hodges (05/13/04)
DEXTER - Nana Lou Hodges, 76, died May 11, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 10, 1928, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Elihu and Bethany McAlister Jones Sr., she attended the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Helen Brown (05/13/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Helen Jo Brown, 78, of Bernie, who died May 9, 2004, were: Rick Moody, Mitch Green, Dan Lape, Ken Lape, David Lape and Chance Downing.
Kathryn Smith (05/13/04)
DELTA - Kathryn Smith, 80, died May 12, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Edna Barks (05/13/04)
MARBLE HILL - Edna Barks, 84, formerly of Puxico, died May 12, 2004, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. Born Nov. 10, 1919, in McGee, daughter of the late Peter Shade and Gladys Hefner Rodgers, she retired from Bussman Fuse after 25 years of service. She attended the Puxico Baptist Church, was a member of the Good Neighbor Quilting Club in McGee and was a volunteer for the Wappapello Civic Center for more than 10 years...
Teresa Wolters (05/13/04)
HAYTI - Teresa Wolters died May 13, 2004, in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Wanda Harris (05/13/04)
SIKESTON - Wanda Dean Harris, 66, died at 9:30 p.m. May 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 29, 1937, in Arkansas, daughter of Alberta Gipson of Decatur, Ill., and the late J.B. Johnson, she was a member of the New Morning Star Church in Haywood City...
Grandon Davis (05/13/04)
CHAFFEE -- Grandon Davis, 87, died May 13, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Grace Reed (05/13/04)
DEXTER - Grace Reed, 97, died May 12, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Henry Johnson (05/13/04)
CAIRO, Ill. - Henry W. Johnson, 72, died May 10, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 16, 1931, in Wyatt, Mo., son of the late Redmond and Mary Cobb Johnson, he was of the Baptist belief. He had been employed by the Swift Company, Burkhart Manufacturing and Alexander County before retiring...
Jemorrio Betts (05/13/04)
CHARLESTON - Jemorrio Antonio Betts, 20, died May 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 16, 1983, in Sikeston, son of William Henry and Mary Louise Parker Betts of Charleston, he was a 2002 graduate of Charleston High School where he was a member of the basketball team. He attended Lane College in Jackson, Tenn., and was enrolled at Lincoln University in Jefferson City...
Margaret Foster (05/13/04)
CHARLESTON - Margaret Virginia Roberts Foster, 78, died May 11, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 7, 1925, in Nashville, Tenn., daughter of the late Albert and Maggie Covengton Roberts, she lived in Missouri since 1951. She received a Bachelor of Science in education from Tennessee State University and taught in public schools for more than 35 years before retiring. She was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church in Charleston, where she served on the Mothers' Board...
Jacques Hann (05/03/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jacques Hann, 46, of Morehouse, who died April 29, 2004, were his nephews: Darren Knuckles, Greg Smith, Shannon Hann, Joey Hann, Cory Hann and Steven Hann...
James White (05/03/04)
SIKESTON - James Lee White, 71, died May 1, 2004, at his home. Born June 6, 1932, in Ridgely, Tenn., son of Lillian Spence White of Sikeston and the late Flaudie White, he was a farmer and attended the Canalou Assembly of God Church. His wife, Gracie White, preceded him in death...
Georgia Birchfield (05/03/04)
DEXTER - Georgia Hester Birchfield, 88, died May 1, 2004, at her home. Born July 9, 1915, in Essex, daughter of the late Luther Monroe and Florence Alnora Chase Taylor, she attended Cane Creek Christian Church. She was a member of the Golden Age Quilting Club and Dexter Heritage House Association...
Steven Bailey (05/03/04)
PARK HILLS - Steven Richard Bailey, 44, died April 30, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 11, 1959, in St. Louis, son of Clarence "Bo" Bailey of St. Louis and the late Betty Virginia Meggers Bailey, he lived in St. Louis before moving to Park Hills several years ago...
Lynn Thompson (05/03/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lynn Thompson, 81, died April 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born March 7, 1923, in Holcomb, son of the late Mack and Bertha Fox, he was a farmer in the Lilbourn area. He owned and operated the Best Western Motel in Cape Girardeau as well as motels in Mayfield, Murray and Fulton, Ky. ...
Donald Calhoun Sr. (05/03/04)
SCOTT CITY - Donald Lee Calhoun Sr., 67, died at 6:15 p.m. May 1, 2004, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 10, 1936, in Scott City, son of the late Charles and Ethel May Jones Calhoun, he was a truck driver for West Lake Quarry and veteran of the U.S. Army. A member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau, he and his wife owned and operated Sands Pancake House since 1997...
James Walker (05/04/04)
BLOOMFIELD - James Walker died May 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Edward Bowles Sr. (05/04/04)
WYATT - Edward D. Bowles Sr., 64, died at 3:38 p.m. May 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 30, 1940, in Granite City, Ill., son of the late Dudley and Hilda Emma Nally Bowles, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a retired farmer. He had served as assistant postmaster for the Wyatt Post Office for 27 years and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Celeste Scherer (05/04/04)
BENTON - Celeste Amelia Scherer, 94, died at 7:45 a.m. May 3, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1910, in Kelso, daughter of the late John and Louise Logel Enderle, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church. On May 4, 1932, at Kelso, she married Cletus Charles Scherer who preceded her in death on May 13, 1956...
Homer Day (05/04/04)
CLARKTON - Homer Day, 77, died May 2, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. Born Nov. 11, 1926, in Holcomb, son of the late William Elmore and Belle Dickerson Day, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and of the Assemblies of God belief...
Robert Lee (05/12/04)
BELL CITY - Robert Edward Lee Sr., 67, died May 10, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 9, 1937, in Advance, son of Pauline Marie Sears Lee of Bell City and the late Ted C. Lee, he graduated from New Harmony (Ind.) High School and was a retired construction worker...
Ruby Tibbs (05/12/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ruby Ann Tibbs, 77, who died May 9, 2004, were: Russell Goodman, Heath Moore, Scottie King, John Moore, Charles Provance, Greg Greenfield, Robert Greenfield and Bob Griffin...
Callie Stampley (05/12/04)
CHARLESTON - Callie Stampley, 81, died May 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 25, 1918, in Woodland, Miss., daughter of the late Vollie and Mina Jones Walker, she was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church for many years...
Billy Rawls (05/12/04)
DOTHAN, Ala. - Billy Dale Rawls, 70, died May 10, 2004, at the Briarcliff Health Care Center in Alabaster. Born Dec. 29, 191933, in Corning, Ark., son of the late Louis and Rosa Hedgecock Rawls, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He attended the Abundant Life Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Wanda Harris (05/12/04)
SIKESTON - Wanda Dean Harris, 66, died at 9:30 p.m. May 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 29, 1937, in Arkansas, daughter of Alberta Gipson of Decatur, Ill., and the late J.B. Johnson, she was a member of the New Morning Star Church in Haywood City...
Beulah Tumbleson (05/12/04)
ESSEX - Beulah Tumbleson, 91, died May 11, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 23, 1913, in Hagarville, Ark., daughter of the late Elihu and Bethany McAlister Jones Sr., she lived in Essex since 1967 where she was a member of the Taylor General Baptist Church...
Brandon Thompson (05/11/04)
ADVANCE - Brandon Thompson, 25, died May 9, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 12, 1979, in Dexter, son of Mary Beatrice McMillion of Advance and the late Charles "Sonny" Thompson, he graduated in 1998 from Advance High School and was a member of Bethel General Baptist Church near Advance. He had been a leadman rotomold operator for the Miracle Recreation Company in Advance...
Betty Swain (05/11/04)
LILBOURN - Betty Swain, 74, died May 10, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 21, 1930, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Henry and Ollie Jones, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. In 1947, in New Madrid County, she married Norman "Red" Swain, who preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2001...
Caroline Barnes (05/11/04)
KUTTAWA, Ky. - Caroline Barnes, 94, died at 4:25 a.m. May 10, 2004, at the Rivers Bend Retirement Center in Kuttawa. Born Feb. 6, 1910, in Biggers, Ark., daughter of the late Rufus H. and Idella Calhorn Seagraves, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morley, Mo...
Oscar Long (05/11/04)
KENNETT - Oscar Long, 63, died May 7, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 25, 1940, in Wardell, son of the late Steve and Elizabeth Baker Long, he was employed by the Little River Drainage District for many years before retiring...
Doris Jackson (05/11/04)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Doris June Jackson, 67, died May 8, 2004, in Jacksonville. Born Aug. 15, 1936, in Kewanee, Mo., she was the daughter of Beatrice Stafford Gist of New Madrid, Mo., and the late Edward Gist. In 1956, in New Madrid, she married Marshall Jackson Jr. who preceded her in death...
John Wilson Sr. (05/11/04)
SIKESTON - John Lewis Wilson Sr., 86, died at 9:30 a.m. May 7, 2004, at his residence. Born Sept. 15, 1917, in Sikeston, son of the late Randol and Kathryn Tanner Wilson, he was a farm manager, farmer and land broker, managing the Tanner Farms for 70-plus years. ...
Ruby Tibbs (05/11/04)
DEXTER - Ruby Ann Tibbs, 77, died May 9, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born March 7, 1927, in Clarkton, daughter of the late William Franklin and Ella Mae Blair Provance, she lived most of her life in Dexter where she had attended the First General Baptist Church. She was a laundry worker for the Dexter Nursing Center before retiring...
Wanda Harris (05/10/04)
SIKESTON - Wanda B. Harris, 66, died May 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Rozella Lovelace (05/10/04)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Rozella Oldham Lovelace, 86, died at 6 p.m. May 7, 2004, at Lourdes Hospital. Born Nov. 10, 1917, daughter of the late Alfred Andrew and Bessie Thompson Oldham, she was a member of the Rosebower Baptist Church. She worked at Starnes BBQ, was a cashier for Nolans Grocery and had also worked with CTS before retiring...
Melvin Kellum (05/10/04)
INDIANAPOLIS - Melvin Kellum, 80, died April 28, 2004, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Arkansas, son of the late Willie and Annie Bell Kellum Spitler, he attended school in Arkansas. He retired from International Harvester after 30 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Caroline Barnes (05/10/04)
EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Caroline Barnes, 94, formerly of Morley, Mo., died May 10, 2004, in Eddyville. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Oscar Long (05/10/04)
WARDELL - Oscar Long, 63, died May 7, 2004. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Peggy White (05/10/04)
LAKE ST. LOUIS - Ruth A. "Peggy" White, 72, died at 5:12 p.m. May 5, 2004, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. Born Jan. 24, 1932, in Wildcat, she was the daughter of Willie Traylor Moore of Charleston and the late Byrd Moore. Her husband, John W. "J.W." White, preceded her in death...
Helen Brown (05/10/04)
BERNIE - Helen Jo Brown, 78, died at 4:50 p.m. May 9, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 18, 1926, in Bernie, daughter of the late Joe and Mae McIntosh Charles, she was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church. She was a Girl Scout leader in Matthews for many years and was a Home Start Teacher for the State of Missouri...
Celeste Scherer (05/03/04)
BENTON - Celeste Scherer, 94, died May 3, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Nell Neel (05/04/04)
KENNETT - Nellie Alma "Nell" Neel, 91, died May 3, 2004, at her home. Born in St. Charles, Ark., daughter of the late Edward and Bertha Cady, she lived in Kennett for the past 18 years and was a member of the Kennett First Baptist Church. She and her husband owned and operated Neel's Grocery near Hornersville for 27 years...
Millie Lane (05/09/04)
WILSON CITY - Millie L. Lane, 87, died May 6, 2004, at the Charleston Manor. Born Feb. 3, 1917, in Halls, Tenn., daughter of the late George and Omie Ward Graham, she attended public schools in Carbondale, Ill., and was a member of the Heroines of Jericho. ...
Sue Trivitt (05/09/04)
MALDEN - Sue Trivitt, 83, died May 7, 2004, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born Aug. 28, 1920, in Mountain Home, Ark., daughter of the late Steve and Dollie Stone, she was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Malden. On June 10, 1939, at Mountain Home, she married Russell Trivitt who preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1976...
John Wilson Sr. (05/09/04)
SIKESTON - John Lewis Wilson Sr., 86, died at 9:30 a.m. May 7, 2004, at his residence. Born Sept. 15, 1917, in Sikeston, son of the late Randol and Kathryn Tanner Wilson, he was a farm manager, farmer and land broker, managing the Tanner Farms for 70-plus years. ...
Macy Carlisle (05/08/04)
SIKESTON - Macy Danielle Carlisle, daughter of Chantelle Carlisle of Sikeston, died at birth May 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Survivors in addition to her mother include: three brothers, Tanner Carlisle, Noah Carlisle and Austin Carlisle of the home; her maternal grandparents, Tamara Crider and Julian Pease of Sikeston; and maternal great-grandmother, Lorene Crider of Sikeston...
Howard Edwards (05/07/04)
BARDWELL, Ky. - Howard LeeRoy Edwards, 71, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 7:15 a.m. May 6, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born March 13, 1933, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Howard Orlin and Blanche Williams Edwards, he was a retired riverboat captain and owned a timber company in Bardwell...
Bernice Penn (05/07/04)
SIKESTON - Bernice Penn, 70, died May 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 27, 1933, in Wyatt, daughter of the late Jim and Doris Davis, she was a member of West End Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston. Her husband, Fred Penn, preceded her in death on May 2, 1987...
Anthony Glueck (05/07/04)
CHAFFEE - Anthony Joseph Glueck, 49, died May 5, 2004, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born May 19, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Joseph August and Marie Ida Menz Glueck, he was a farmer with Essner Farms in New Hamburg. A member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality in New Hamburg, he was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 6420 in Scott City...
Lois Keaster (05/07/04)
SIKESTON - Mary Lois Keaster, 66, died May 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 24, 1937, in Tennessee, daughter of the late David Arthur and Helen Baxter Middleton, she attended Trinity Gospel Church and had been a licensed beautician before retiring...
Mimi Howard (05/07/04)
VALLEY PARK - Carmen A. "Mimi" Gray Howard, 91, died May 6, 2004, at Cape Albeon in Valley Park. Born July 24, 1912, in Marble Hill, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Fannie Brewington Gray. Her husband, Joe W. Howard, preceded her in death...
Melton Dick (05/06/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Melton David Dick, 59, died at 5:40 p.m. May 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 22, 1944, in Dorena, son of Velma Marie Hawkins Dick of East Prairie and the late Joe Marion Dick, he was a farmer and U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Anthony Glueck (05/06/04)
CHAFFEE - Anthony Glueck, 49, died May 5, 2004, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident near New Hamburg. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Peck Boone (05/06/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Doyle Edwin "Peck" Boone, 80, died May 5, 2004, at his home. Born April 27, 1924, in Portageville, son of the late Francis and Beulah Hughes Boone, he retired as an assistant postmaster and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. A former member of the Portageville Fire Department, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge...
Loyd Shaver (05/06/04)
MABELVALE, Ark. - Loyd Dale Shaver, 50, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 5 a.m. April 23, 2004, in Little Rock. Born Feb. 9, 1954, in Sikeston, son of Betty Scott Shaver of Sikeston and the late Harold Shaver, he was a graduate of Sikeston High School and was a military police officer with the U.S. ...
John Wilson Sr. (05/07/04)
SIKESTON - John L. Wilson Sr., 86, died at 9:30 a.m. May 7, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Lois Taylor (05/02/04)
VIENNA -- Lois Elnora Taylor, 87, died at 2:30 a.m. May 1, 2004, at the Maries Manor Nursing Home. Born Aug. 4, 1916, in Portageville, daughter of the late J.C. and Nola Johnson Jamerson, she had lived in Licking for several years and was of the Baptist belief...
W. Max Bollinger (05/02/04)
BELL CITY - W. Max Bollinger, 86, died April 29, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1917, at Bell City, son of the late Walter and Zella Proffer Bollinger, he was a former mayor and alderman for Bell City and owned the Bell City Store for 58 years. A member of Bell City United Methodist Church and Bell City Lakeview Masonic Lodge, he maintained a perfect attendance record for his 54 years of membership in the Bell City Rotary Club...
Erma Bockhold (05/02/04)
DEXTER -- Erma Bockhold, 90, died April 30, 2004, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 20, 1913, in Ste. Genevieve, daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline Melcher Guethle, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, where she was also a member of the Ladies Sodality...
Larry Johnson (05/02/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Larry Riley Johnson, 59, died April 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 14, 1944, at Canalou, son of the late James Riley and Alice M. West Johnson, he worked at Fleming Co., formerly Malone and Hyde, in Sikeston for 30 years and then worked at Rubbermaid in Jackson for five years. He was a member of the Cape First Church...