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Obituaries from July 2004

Opal Dennis (07/02/04)
ORAN - Opal Neoma Dennis, 90, died at 4:30 p.m. July 1, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 31, 1914, in Oran, daughter of the late Elmer and Elba Simmons Hency, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran. On Jan. 26, 1935, she married Cecil Dennis who preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1984...
Ted Yarbrough (07/04/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Granville Ted Yarbrough, 86, died July 1, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Born March 11, 1918, in Casa, Ark., son of the late James T. and Florence Hubbard Yarbrough, he was a brick mason before retiring. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. In 1949, he married Edna Olene Hartlein who preceded him in death on May 17, 1974...
Alfreda Rodgers (07/02/04)
CHARLESTON - Alfreda Scott Rodgers, 92, died June 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 25, 1912, in Clarksdale, Miss., daughter of the late Paul and Murilla Carson Scott, she lived in Missouri for more than 80 years. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she had served on the Mothers Board and Usher Board; and was a past secretary/treasurer for the Charleston NAACP...
Ted Yarbrough (07/02/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Granville Ted Yarbrough, 86, died July 1, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Born March 11, 2004, in Perry County, son of the late James T. and Florence Hubbard Yarbrough, he was a brick mason before retiring. In 1949, he married Edna Olene Hartlein who preceded him in death...
Aurelia Ivy (07/02/04)
DEXTER - Aurelia Margaret Ivy, 80, died July 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 29, 1923, in Campbell, daughter of the late Jesse James and Lydia Margaret Welker Fields, she lived in Dexter most of her life where she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church...
Laverne Lovett (07/04/04)
DEXTER -- Laverne Lovett, 75, died July 2, 2004, at her home. Born May 7, 1929, at Grayridge, daughter of the late John Edward and Alta Tyler Pratt, she was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church and was a former employee of Brown Shoe Co. in Charleston...
Dennis Gordon (07/04/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Dennis Gordon, 44, formerly of Morehouse, died July 2, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Morehouse. Born Dec. 24, 1959, in Sikeston, son of the late George Riley and Leoma Wells Gordon, he had lived in Bloomfield for the past six years and was a carpenter...
Earl Stewart (07/04/04)
BUCHANAN, Tenn. - Elmer "Earl" Stewart, 63, died June 28, 2004, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. Born Sept. 16, 1940, in Tiptonville, son of Haultress Walker Stewart of Buchanan and the late James Elmer Stewart, he retired as a welder for the Caterpillar and Tractor Company in Illinois...
Jesse Culbertson (07/01/04)
CHANDLER, Ind. - Jesse Paul Culbertson Sr., 73, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died at 6:30 a.m. June 28, 2004, at Columbia Health Care in Evansville. Born June 18, 1931, in Commerce, Mo., son of the late Jesse Pillar and Bendia Melinda Graham Culbertson, he retired in 1993 as plant foreman for Jefferson-Smurfit in Evansville, after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Cypress Baptist Church in Booneville...
Ted Yarbrough (07/01/04)
MATTHEWS - Ted Yarbrough, 86, died July 1, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Anita Jones (07/01/04)
LAS VEGAS - Anita Louise Jones, 61, died at 4:30 a.m. June 29, 2004, at her home. Born March 21, 1943, in New Madrid, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William Ben and Evelyn Bill Jones. Survivors include: four sons, Jack Jones III, Tommy Jones, Mike Jones and Brian Jones of Las Vegas; three sisters, Fran Griffin of Austin, Texas, Brenda Jones of Matthews, Mo., and Dolores Jones of Sikeston, Mo.; three brothers, Ben E. ...
Genny Robert (07/01/04)
BENTON - Genevieve "Genny" Robert, 86, died at 5:10 p.m. June 30, 2004, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born April 14, 1918, in Commerce, daughter of the late Lee and Melissa Ramsey Loftin, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella in Benton...
Debbie Metcalf (07/01/04)
DEXTER - Debbie Young Metcalf, 45, died June 29, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 27, 1958, in Dexter, she was the daughter of Dorothy Young of Dexter and the late George Young. On June 21, 1997, at Dexter, she married David Metcalf who survives of the home...
Chester Hopkins (07/01/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Chester Hopkins, 90, died June 29, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Jan. 14, 1914, in Bloomfield son of the late Joe and Emma Crenshaw Hopkins, he was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield community. He was first engaged in farming and then worked for Elder Manufacturing Co. in Bloomfield for 28 years before retiring in 1976. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was of the General Baptist belief...
Tony Scheeter (07/01/04)
ORAN - Tony J. Scheeter, 60, died at 10:07 p.m. June 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 24 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Raymond John and Martha Clara Glueck Scheeter, he was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality in Oran and Local Union 574 in Cape Girardeau. He was a forklift operator for Super Value in Scott City, a truck driver and substitute rural carrier for the Benton, Cape Girardeau and Oran post offices...
Lucy Kelley (07/01/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lucy Jane Kelley, 83, who died June 27, 2004, were: Bud Temples, Clifford Temples, Carl Pulliam, George Pulliam, Glenn Pulliam and Jim Pulliam.
Addie Hays (07/06/04)
STEELE - Addie Mae Hays, 73, formerly of Sikeston, died July 4, 2004, at the River Oaks Care Center in Steele. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Hazel Casler (07/06/04)
ORAN -- Hazel Marie Casler, 77, died July 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Dellie Campbell (07/06/04)
BERNIE - Dellie Marie Duboise Campbell, 85, died July 3, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 3, 1918, at Pleasant Grove, Ala., daughter of the late Aron Brown and Dellie Deboard Campbell, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie...
Maire Casler (07/07/04)
ORAN - Marie Casler, 77, died at 8:15 p.m. July 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1926, in Paragould, Ark., daughter of the late Homer and Grace Wright Bateman, she retired as an inspector in Lansing, Mich. A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee, she was also a member of the Women of the Royal Order of the Moose 288 in Lansing...
Zendalyn Goolsby (07/06/04)
SIKESTON - Zendalyn I. Goolsby, 88, died at 11:45 p.m. July 3, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Jan. 25, 1916, in Lilbourn, son of the late George and Eva Martin Pellerin, she was of the Presbyterian belief. On Sept. 10, 1932, in New Madrid, she married William Goolsby who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1971...
Marcella Billington (07/06/04)
BERTRAND - Marcella D. Billington, 78, died at 2:20 p.m. July 3, 2004, at her home in Bertrand. Born Oct. 26, 1925, in Morehouse to the late John H. and Manda May Bohannon Neal, she lived in West Columbia, Texas, for a number of years before returning to Bertrand in 1998. She was a member of the Bertrand United Methodist Church...
LaWanda Nance (07/06/04)
CHAFFEE - LaWanda Carolyn Nance, 55, died at 12:32 a.m. July 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 14, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles Edward Robinson of Flint, Mich., and the late Marie W. LaGrand Robinson, she retired as a housekeeper for Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Aurelia Ivy (07/06/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Aurelia M. Ivy, 80, who died July 1, 2004, were: Dale Blanton, Jim Dachs, Randall Fields, Christopher Wyatt, Dennis Fields and Barney Green.
Bob King (07/06/04)
SIKESTON - Robert J. "Bob" King, 60, died at 1:50 a.m. July 5, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 26, 1943, in Catron, son of Lillian Hunter King Roberson of Sikeston and the late Joe Otis King, he was a 1961 graduate of Morehouse High School. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was employed by the Wohl Shoe Company in Sikeston for 16 years and was a truck driver for Delta Express in Cape Girardeau for the past five years. ...
Mildred Frey (07/06/04)
SCOTT CITY - Bertha Mildred Frey, 95, died at 11:19 a.m. July 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 2, 1909, in McLeansboro, Ill., daughter of the late Emery D. and Loura D. Arterberry Hutson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City...
Charles Clark (07/06/04)
WYATT - Charles William Clark, 89, died at 8:30 a.m. July 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 19, 1915, at Mayfield, Ky., he was raised by family members, Lee Clark and Belle Clark and his uncle, John Clark. A resident of Mississippi County his entire life, he was a farmer and landowner. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Charleston VFW Post 4294...
Dorothy Drouin (07/06/04)
DEXTER - Dorothy Ann Drouin, 60, died July 3, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1944, in Cinco, W.Va., daughter of the late Roy and Jesse Hazel Davis Johnson, she was a member of The Master's Touch Church in Bloomfield. Survivors include: one son, Bill Brunelle of Waterville, Maine; four daughters, Angela Foss of Bloomfield, Betty Wilson of Belgrade, Maine, and Pamela Cox and Carol Walker of Oakland, Maine; three brothers, Gene Johnson of West Virginia, Van Johnson of Belgrade and the Rev. ...
B.T.Johnson (07/06/04)
VANDUSER - B.T. Johnson, 71, died at 11:04 p.m. July 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, following an apparent heart attack. Born June 26, 1933, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Rice "R.A.P." and Elve Hargett Johnson, he was a farmer and member of the Vanduser Baptist Church. He had served on the Production Credit Association Advisory Committee and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War...
Matthew Bryant (07/06/04)
WINTER PARK, Fla. - "There is a terrible stillness when death comes, but the quiet when a master musician dies is deafening." - Pat Zeiler, close friend and colleague of Matthew Bryant Dr. Matthew Oliver Bryant, 49, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 5:30 p.m. July 3, 2004, in Orlando, after a short illness...
Darnell Nelson (07/06/04)
DEXTER - Darnell Nelson, 97, died July 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Addie Hays (07/07/04)
STEELE - Addie Mae Wallace Hays, 73, formerly of Sikeston, died July 4 2004, at the River Oaks Care Center in Steele. Born July 15, 1930, in Newport, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John and Nettie Richards Wallace. She had been married to James Merrill Hays who preceded her in death...
Marcella Watts (07/07/04)
CHARLESTON - Marcella Watts, 74, died July 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 4, 1930, in Friars Point, Miss., daughter of the late Charlie and Charlene Partee Watts, she had been employed b Burkhart Foam Company in Cairo, Ill., and had been a cook for Home Oil Company in Charleston, Charleston Head Start and the Barnhill Cafe before retiring. ...
Randy Miller (07/07/04)
SIKESTON - Randy Thurman Miller, 45, formerly of Charleston, died July 6, 2004, at his home. Born July 17, 1958, in Cairo, Ill., son of Paul Miller of Charleston and the late Nellie Mae Thurman, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was employed by Brewer Trucking Company of London, Ky...
Sue Dockins (07/07/04)
GASVILLE, Ark. - Sue A. Law Dockins, 62, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 18, 2004, following an extended illness. Born April 17, 1942, in Sikeston, daughter of Eileen Law of Sikeston and the late James M. Law, she retired as a teacher with Sikeston Public Schools...
Jerry McDowell II (07/07/04)
CHARLESTON - Jerry David McDowell II, 37, died July 4, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 6, 1967, in Jackson, Miss., son of Jerry David and Maxine Jackson McDowell of Charleston, he attended Charleston R-1 Public Schools and graduated with honors in 1985. ...
Marshall Moore (07/07/04)
SIKESTON - Marshall Moore, 67, died July 6, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Marie Casler (07/07/04)
ORAN - Marie Casler, 77, died at 8:15 p.m. July 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1926, in Paragould, Ark., daughter of the late Homer and Grace Wright Bateman, she retired as an inspector in Lansing, Mich. A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee, she was also a member of the Women of the Royal Order of the Moose 288 in Lansing...
Johnnie Wrice (07/07/04)
CHARLESTON - Johnnie Mae Wrice, 56, died July 3, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 9, 1947, in Mount Bayou, Miss., she was the daughter of Johnny Bryant of Senatobia, Miss., and Marcella Watts, who died on July 4, 2004. She owned and operated a daycare and beauty shop and was a member of Kingdom Living Ministry Church in Charleston...
Minnie Smith (07/07/04)
WILSON CITY - Minnie Pearl Burnett Davis Smith, 79, died July 5, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 8, 1924, in Wyatt, daughter of the late Leonard and Estella Thomas Burnett, she was a member of Ollie Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wyatt. In 1956, she married John Smith who survives of the home...
Bessie Little (07/21/04)
CHAFFEE - Bessie Little, 73, died at 12:20 p.m. July 19, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1931, at Nashville, Tenn., daughter of the late William and Tommie Pearl Burke Clifton, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Paul Traw (07/21/04)
CHAFFEE - Paul Traw, 63, was called to his heavenly home on July 19, 2004. Born July 26, 1940, in Scott County, son of Winifred Alma Richardson Traw of Chaffee and the late Anthony Ross Traw, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired as a clerk and maintenance employee for the Chaffee and Cape Girardeau post offices. He owned and operated Traw Auto Body in Chaffee for 25 years and was a member of the Chaffee General Baptist Church...
Joseph Scherer (07/21/04)
BELL CITY - Joseph Scherer, 49, died July 20, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 29, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late James and Evelyn Jones Scherer, he had been a truck driver and electronics repairman. He is survived by his daughter, Amber Scherer of Sikeston...
Erline Davenport (07/21/04)
CHAFFEE - Erline Davenport, 90, died at 11 a.m. July 19, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 22, 1913, in Somerville, Ala., daughter of the late John P. and Claude Goodson Ponder, she retired as a machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee and was later a seamstress for private individuals. ...
Louis Gardner (07/21/04)
BELL CITY - Louis Arnold Gardner, 94, died July 19, 2004, at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born May 28, 1910, at Fort Henry, Tenn., son of the late Emory and Lillian Wofford Gardner, he was a minister for the Bell City Church of Christ for 54 years...
Donnie Haddock (07/21/04)
WAYNESBORO, Tenn. - Donnie Lynn Haddock, 57, died July 19, 2004, at the Scott NHC Healthcare Center in Lawrenceburg. Born Aug. 26, 1946, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Edna Mae Alexander Haddock of East Prairie, Mo., and the late W.H. Haddock, he was a factory worker for Dana and member of the Green River Tabernacle Church...
Jack Jennings (07/08/04)
DEXTER - Jack Jennings, 72, died July 8, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Eddie Laws (07/08/04)
SCOTT CITY - Eddie E. Laws, 53, died July 7, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Pauline Baldwin (07/08/04)
CHAFFEE - Alberta "Pauline" Baldwin, 87, died at 12:28 a.m. July 8, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Brenda Drury (07/08/04)
BERTRAND - Brenda Sue Drury, 56, died July 7, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish North in St. Louis. Born June 30, 1948, in Sikeston, daughter of Warren Reynolds of Benton and the late Reva Robinson Reynolds, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. She attended the First General Baptist Church in Charleston...
Pauline Baldwin (07/09/04)
CHAFFEE - Alberta "Pauline" Baldwin, 87, died at 12:28 a.m. July 8, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 28, 1917, in Chaffee, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Tava Brown Snider. Survivors include: one son, Bill Baldwin of Chesterfield; one daughter, Betty Jo Rector of Santa Fe, Texas; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Richard Dillender (07/09/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Richard Dillender, 77, formerly of Sikeston, died July 8, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Evie Johnson (07/08/04)
LOHMAN - Evie Mae Johnson, 80, died July 7, 2004, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. Born June 5, 1924, in Henderson Mounds, daughter of the late Eddie Lee and Florence Miller Morgan, she attended school in Matthews and was a member of the First Church of God in Jefferson City. She loved to quilt and garden...
Darnell Nelson (07/08/04)
NEW MADRID - Darnell Nelson, 97, died July 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 23, 1907, in Ozan, Ark., son f the late William and Alice May McFadden Nelson, he lived near Essex and Dexter most of his life before moving to New Madrid two years ago. A retired farmer, he worked on the Fisher Plantation and was affiliated with the Methodist Church...
Marshall Moore (07/08/04)
SIKESTON - Marshall Bennett Moore, 67, died July 6, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 15, 1936, in Bloomfield, son of the late Elisha Buckner and Fern Bennett Moore, he was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church. He served as a military policeman with the U.S. Army and was employed by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety for 30 years before retiring. He then worked as a meter reader for SEMO Rural Electric Coop...
Liddie Phillips (07/11/04)
MINER - Liddie E. Phillips, 89, died at 9 a.m. July 10, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Frances Potashnick (07/11/04)
SIKESTON - Frances Vivian Potashnick, 61, died at 12:30 p.m. July 8, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 18, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Ralph and Vivian Jackson Potashnick, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, loved music and books and was an accomplished pianist...
Richard Dillender (07/11/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Richard Dillender, 77, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:34 p.m. July 8, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born July 24, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late Sam and Emily Porchie Dillender, he was a lifelong resident of Sikeston before moving to Cape Girardeau and was a U.S. ...
Billy Kirtley (07/11/04)
SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Billy Kirtley, 59, formerly of Sikeston and Canalou, Mo., died July 9, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Jack Jennings (07/09/04)
DEXTER - Jack Jennings, 72, died July 8, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 1, 1932, at Newtonia, son of the late B.W. and Mattie Murr Jennings, he was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had been an electronic specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration at Lambert Field in St. Louis...
Ricky Taylor (07/09/04)
MATTHEWS - Ricky Taylor, 53, formerly of Lilbourn, died July 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.
Frances Potashnick (07/09/04)
SIKESTON - Frances Vivian Potashnick, 61, died at 12:30 p.m. July 8, 2004, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born April 18, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Ralph and Vivian Jackson Potashnick, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, loved music and books and was an accomplished pianist...
Rickey Taylor (07/11/04)
MATTHEWS - Rickey Eugene Taylor, 53, died July 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1950, in Sikeston, he was the son of Harvey Taylor of Lilbourn and Faye Williams Hawkins of Portageville. On Aug. 16, 1976, he married Terry Bush who survives of the home...
Eddie Laws Sr. (07/09/04)
SCOTT CITY - Eddie Earl Laws Sr., 53, died at 2:25 p.m. July 7, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 31 1950, in Portageville, son of Mildred Lovell of Portageville and the late Lee Laws, he retired as a plant supervisor for Industrial Fuels and Resources. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 6420 in Scott City...
Glenda Lesch (07/11/04)
DELTA - Glenda Faye Lesch, 52, died at 5:47 p.m. July 9, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 12, 1952, in St. Louis, daughter of Lora Jones Gramlisch of Sturdivant and the late Ray Andrew Gramlisch, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee...
Everett Pierce (07/12/04)
CHARLESTON - Everett Eugene Pierce, 71, died July 10, 2004, at his home. Born March 22, 1933, in Evening Shade, Ark., son of the late Noah and Lillie Tadlock Pierce, he lived in Charleston most of his life and was retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Darnell Nelson (07/12/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Darnell Nelson, 97, who died July 5, 2004, were: Robert Smith, Charles Smith, Gary Smith, Ronald Smith, Willie Smith and Dale Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Nelson, Lee Nelson and Lindell Nelson...
Margriete Proctor (07/12/04)
BENTON -- Margriete Elizabeth Proctor, 80, died July 12, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Liddie E. Phillips (07/12/04)
SIKESTON - Liddie E. Phillips, 89, passed away July 10, 2004, at her home on Dale Street surrounded by family and friends. Born Oct. 9, 1914, at Dell, Ark., she was the daughter of Nealy and Mamie Tucker. On June 28, 1934, she married William Marvin Phillips, who preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1974...
Richard Dillender (07/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Richard Dillender, 77, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Sikeston, who died July 8, 2004, were: Chuck Tinnon, Wayne Rockett, Charlie Meunier, Austin Maxwell, Steve Turnbow and Allen Lutes...
Allen Robbins (07/12/04)
MARSTON -- Allen Robbins, 59, died July 11, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 15, 1945, to the late Willie and Katie Wiley Robbins, he was a member of Free Trinity Pentecostal Church of Marston. On July 12, 1962, at Portageville, he married Louise Norwood who preceded him in death...
Brenda Morgan (07/12/04)
CHARLESTON - Brenda Joyce Morgan, 61, formerly of Anniston, died at 5:30 a.m. July 11, 2004, at her daughter's home. Born March 23, 1943, in Wyatt, daughter of Henry Lee of Anniston and the late Jessie Hutson Lee, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life...
Nellie Campbell (07/12/04)
NEW MADRID -- Nellie Ann Campbell, 57, died July 11, 2004, Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston Born Oct. 16, 1946, in Marston, she was the daughter of Frances R. Decker Campbell of Marston and the late Willard "Pete" Campbell Jr. Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert E. ...
Billy W. Kirtley (07/12/04)
SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Billy W. Kirtley, 59, formerly of Canalou and Sikeston, Mo., died at 10:10 p.m. July 9, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 17, 1944, in Canalou to the late Carl William Kirtley and Fern Brewington Kirtley Johnson, he was a forklift operator for Aqua Glass Corporation in Savannah and was a sergeant in the U.S. Army...
Flora Mae Harris (07/12/04)
WYATT - Flora Mae Harris, 91, died at 6 p.m. July 12, 2004, at Charleston Manor. Born Dec. 7, 1912, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late William Walter and Sally Bryson Rogers, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Flora Mae Harris (07/13/04)
WYATT - Flora Mae Harris, 91, died at 6 p.m. July 10, 2004, at Charleston Manor. Born Dec. 7, 1912, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late William Walter and Sally Bryson Rogers, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
David McBee (07/13/04)
MOREHOUSE -- David Lee McBee, 18, died July 11, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Sikeston. Born April 9, 1986, in Atlanta, Ga., son of Twana and Buddy McCain of Morehouse, he was a 2004 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. He was of the Baptist belief...
Richard Watson (07/13/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Richard Watson, 38, of Bloomfield died July 13, 2004. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Margriete Proctor (07/13/04)
BENTON -- Margriete Elizabeth Proctor, 80, died at 1:35 a.m. July 12, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 28, 1923, in Glenallen, daughter of the late Fred and Ruth Aldrich Burns, she had worked with the Girl Scouts of Benton and was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Extension Club in Benton...
Dorothy Chartrau (07/13/04)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ret. Lt. Dorothy M. Chartrau, 84, died July 5, 2004, in Jacksonville. Born Jan. 29, 1920, in New Madrid County, Mo., daughter of the late Everett and Emma Chartrau, she was retired from the United States Army, where she had received the Distinguished Service Award with the Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal and the Merit Unit Award...
Charlotte Kowell (07/13/04)
SIKESTON - Charlotte Kowell, 74, died at 10 p.m., July 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 3, 1930, in Cleveland, Ark., daughter of the late William Thomas and Zella Mae Bryant Brents, she had been a waitress and cook at the Fastlane Deli and was a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church...
Harold Kirkpatrick (07/13/04)
BERNIE - Harold Kirkpatrick, 37, died July 13, 2004, in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Jimmy McCoy (07/13/04)
DEXTER - Jimmy Leon McCoy, 55, died July 11, 2004, at the emergency room of Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Aug. 28, 1948, to Mildred Purcell McCoy of Dexter and the late Leon McCoy. On April 29, 1970, at Dexter he married Peggy Churchill, who survives of the home...
Jewell Johnson (07/20/04)
HAYWARD - Jewell Irene Johnson, 84, died July 19, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Laura Fakes (07/20/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Laura Katherine Fakes, 85, who died July 18, 2004, will be: Jim Murley, Jay Jaira, Darrell Ray, Glen Marks, John Russell and Ray May. The Rev. Bill Koch, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, will officiate. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Monk Rose (07/20/04)
MATTHEWS - James Curtis "Monk" Rose, 62, died July 17, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Oct. 13, 1941, in Portageville, son of Ethel Fuwell Rose of Sikeston and the late Luther Rose, he was a boat operator for the Associated Electric Power Station at St. Jude Industrial Park for 17 years. A member of Crowe Congregational Methodist Church in Matthews, he was also a member of Eagles Aerie 3319 and American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston...
Amy Young (07/20/04)
SIKESTON - Amy Marie Young, 22, entered into rest at 9:15 p.m. July 19, 2004, at her home, surrounded by a large number of family members and close friends. She came to Sikeston three years ago from Fisk. Born July 15, 1982, in Charleston, she was the daughter of Christine Butrum and Ray Averitt of Sikeston and her father, Alvin Young, who preceded her in death on Oct. ...
Adolph Hahn (07/20/04)
CHAFFEE - Adolph Hahn, 75, died July 20, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Rosemary Elbeck (07/19/04)
BERTRAND - Rosemary Eibeck, 74, died at 10:05 p.m. July 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 8, 1930, in St. Louis, her parents died shortly after her birth. She was raised in foster care until age 17 and was of the Catholic belief. For 25 years she worked as a secretary for Hertz Car Rental in St. Louis. She then moved to Dexter, where she was a certified nurse aide until retiring and moved to Bertrand in 2002...
Johnette Campbell (07/20/04)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Johnette Parks Campbell, 73, who died July 17, 2004, were: Darrell Carter, Alvie Carter, Bill Cravens, Shelby Jones, H. Morgan and Bud Mays. Honorary pallbearers were: George Watson and Tommy Blackburn...
Calvin Britt (07/14/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Calvin Berl Britt, 78, died at 4:50 p.m. July 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Martha Young (07/14/04)
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Martha Young, 70, loving mother, wife and grandmother, formerly of Morehouse Mo., went home at last on July 9, 2004, in San Jose. Born Feb. 21, 1934, in Morehouse, she moved to California in 1952 with her husband and childhood sweetheart, John Young, who preceded her in death in January 2001. ...
Richard Watson (07/14/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Richard W. Watson, 38, died July 13, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 17, 1965, in St. Louis, son of Brenda Case Watson of Bloomfield and Charles Watson, who died in 1991, he had worked for Tyson Foods and lived in Bloomfield for several years...
Leslie McElrath (07/15/04)
DEXTER - Leslie Eugene McElrath, 59, formerly of Malden and Sikeston, died July 12, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 1, 1944, in Malden, son of the late Raymond and Lucille House McElrath, he was a police officer for the Malden and Dexter Police Departments and had also worked for the Bloomfield Sheriff's Department. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War era, he was a member of American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston and attended the Nazarene Church in Malden...
Allen Robbins (07/15/04)
MARSTON - Allen Robbins, 59, died July 11, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 15, 1945, son of the late Willie and Katie Wiley Robbins, he was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecostal Church of Marston. On July 12, 1962, at Portageville, he married Louise Norwood who preceded him in death...
Berl Britt (07/15/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Calvin Berl Britt, 78, died at 4:50 p.m. July 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 19, 1925, near East Prairie, son of the late Calvin B. and May Moore Britt, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He had lived in the St. Louis area for 30 years, where he retired from the Ford Motor Co. body repair assembly division. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a minister and affiliated with the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie since 1991...
Tommy Dunn (07/15/04)
MARSTON - Tommy A. Dunn, 67, died July 14, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
David McBee (07/15/04)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for David Lee McBee, 18, who died July 11, 2004, included: Bobby Casey, William McCain, Steven Crumpecker, Andy Skaggs and Jerrod Plaskie.
David Townsend (07/15/04)
NEW MADRID - David Albert Townsend, 65, died July 14, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 24, 1938, in Parma, son of the late Henderson H. and Hazel Shaw Townsend Sr., he was a retired electrician and member of the United Methodist Church in New Madrid. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Michele Townsend of Poplar Bluff; one daughter and son-in-law, Leah and Dennis Eppestine of Sikeston; one brother, H.H. ...
William Neal (07/15/04)
CHARLESTON - William G. Neal, 77, died at 9:30 a.m. July 14, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 23, 1927, in Clarkton, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Guy Neal, he lived in Charleston most of his life. He was a heavy equipment operator before retiring and member of the First General Baptist Church in Charleston...
Harold Kirkpatrick (07/15/04)
BERNIE - Harold Dwayne Kirkpatrick, 37, died July 13, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 27, 1967, in St. Charles, Ill., he was the son Gail and Kathryn Owens Kirkpatrick of Bernie. He was employed by the Briggs and Stratton Corporation in Poplar Bluff and attended the Second General Baptist Church in Malden...
Mark Arnold (07/16/04)
SIKESTON - Mark Edward Arnold, 36, died July 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home...
Bill Shain (07/16/04)
FESTUS - John W. "Bill" Shain, 80, died July 14, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born April 5, 1924, in Farmington, son of the late Willard "Bill" and Violet Hitt Shain, he was a 1942 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and member of the First United Methodist Church in Festus-Crystal City. ...
Tommy Dunn (07/16/04)
NEW MADRID - Tommy A. Dunn, 67, died July 14, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 24, 1936, in New Madrid County, son of the late Leslie "Coonie" and Bertha Wisdom Dunn, he was a member of the Freedom of the Road Riders Motorcycle Club and Marston Liars' Club...
Clara Grissom (07/16/04)
DEXTER - Clara Mabel Grissom, 86, died July 14, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 2, 1917, in Evening Shade, Ark., daughter of the late Homer and Pearl Rogers McGuire, she was a member of Faith Fellowship in Dexter. On Jan. 31, 1941, at Melbourne, Ark., she married Floyd Edmond Grissom who preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2002...
Dorothy Clapp (07/16/04)
MOREHOUSE - Dorothy Mae Clapp, 66, died July 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 10, 1938, in Braggadocio, daughter of the late Cecil and Gladys Norwood Corbin, she was a member of the Morehouse Assembly of God Church and attended school in Pemiscot County...
Winston Carden (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - Winston Wallace Carden, 75, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:25 a.m. July 17, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Johnette Campbell (07/18/04)
PARMA - Johnette Campbell died July 17, 2004, at her home. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday.
Mark Arnold (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - Mark Edward Arnold, 36, died July 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 2, 1968, in Cape Girardeau, son of Fleta Jo Davis Arnold of Sikeston and the late James M. "Pick" Arnold, he attended Sikeston Public Schools. Survivors in addition to his mother include: one brother and sister-in-law, James Michael and Diane Arnold of Crofton, Md.; two sisters, Kathryn Jo Archie of Sikeston and Vickie Howard of St. ...
Johnette Campbell (07/19/04)
PARMA - Johnette Parks Campbell, 73, died July 17, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 4, 1930, in Formosa, Ark., daughter of the late Elmer F. and Edith Bell Parks, she had lived in Kewanee and Lilbourn before moving to Parma several years ago. She was a member of the Parma Church of Christ...
Addie Rhoden (07/19/04)
HAYWOOD CITY - Addie Mae Rhoden, 74, died July 16, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1929, in LaGrange, Ark., daughter of the late Jessie and Nova Mooie Watson, she was a member of the Salcedo Baptist Church. On Oct. 18, 1952, she married Roosevelt Rhoden who survives of the home...
Winston Carden (07/19/04)
SIKESTON - Winston Wallace Carden, 75, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:25 a.m. July 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 21, 1929, at Battle Creek, Mich., son of the late Arvil Winston and Annie Mae Mathis Carden, he was a retired towboat captain and member of the Church of Christ...
Laura Fakes (07/19/04)
SIKESTON - Laura Katherine Fakes, 85, died July 18, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 29, 1918, in Puxico, daughter of the late Neal Daniel and Laura Lee Donahew Kornegger, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Before retiring, she was an office and payroll clerk for the International Shoe Company for 34 years...
Monk Rose (07/19/04)
MATTHEWS - James C. "Monk" Rose, 62, died at 10:44 p.m. July 17, 2004, near Matthews, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday...
Delia Bryant (07/22/04)
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - Delia M. Bryant, 77, died at 7:55 p.m. July 20, 2004, at St. Anthony Memorial Health Centers. Born Jan. 21, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late Jasper and Alma McClain Miller, she attended the Earl Road Christian Church in Michigan City. She was a former member of the Diehlstadt (Mo.) General Baptist Church...
Mary Leible (07/23/04)
SCOTT CITY - Mary Aleen Leible, 83, died July 22, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Adolph Hahn (07/22/04)
CHAFFEE - Adolph A. Hahn, 75, died at 7 a.m. July 20, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 28, 1928, in Delta, son of the late Cletus Phillip and Francis Rose Griffin Hahn, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired as an electronics technician for Lenco Inc. in Jackson. A member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, he was also a member of Chaffee VFW Post 3127, American Legion Post 369 and Elks Lodge 1810...
Floyd Segers (07/22/04)
ORAN - Floyd Segers, 57, died July 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 23, 1946, in Bell City, son of the late Willie and Virginia Pullen Seger, he worked for Procter and Gamble in Cape Girardeau for more than 28 years before retiring. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was affiliated with the Devine Temple True Church of God in Oran, where he was Sunday school superintendent...
Betty Camren (07/22/04)
ADVANCE - Betty Bell Camren, 71, died July 21, 2004, at Elder Care in Marble Hill. Born Aug. 18, 1932, at Sturdivant, daughter of the late Bill and Elva Townsend Cagle, she graduated in 1950 from Bloomfield High School and was an assembler for Basler Electric in Highland, Ill., for more than 20 years...
Patrick Robinson (07/22/04)
NEW MADRID - Patrick M. "Redbone" Robinson, 39, died July 18, 2004, at Holcomb of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born March 6, 1965, in Malden, son of Flora Mae Robinson of Champaign, Ill., he was of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 7, 1997, he married Shirley Ann Guest who survives of the home...
Jewell Johnson (07/21/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jewell Irene Johnson, 84, died July 19, 2004, at her home. Born April 3, 1929, in Savannah, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Will and Lola Caroline Bowen McMahan. On April 1, 1935, at Hayward, she married Kenneth Johnson who preceded her in death in 1978...
Edna Cato (07/22/04)
McGEE - Edna Cato, 94, died July 20, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 4, 1909, at McGee, daughter of the late John and Louisa Payne Stephens, she was a member of the Shady Dell Church in McGee since 1943. On Feb. 12, 1930, at McGee, she married Charlie Cato who preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1993...
Chad Chaney (07/19/04)
SCOTT CITY - Chad Lee Chaney, 22, died July 17, 2004. Born Dec. 12, 1981, in Brookhaven, Miss., son of Carla Marie Davis Hanks of Oran and the late Roy Leonard Chaney III, he worked in the shipping department for Brown Shoe Company in Sikeston. Survivors in addition to his mother include: one brother, Jody Chaney of Scott City; two sisters, Tonya Matlock and Niki Cummins of Sikeston; his stepfather, Darrel Hanks of Oran; and his maternal grandmother, Marie Davis of Scott City...
Dale Lawrence (07/22/04)
BERNIE - Dale Lawrence, 71, died July 21, 2004, at his home. Born April 24, 1933, in Pyle Town, son of the late Carl Eugene and Oma Agnes McClard Lawrence, he moved to Bernie in 1971 and had lived in the surrounding area his entire life. He was a retired truck driver and member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church in near Dexter...
Bob Keen (07/26/04)
BENTON - Robert "Bob" Keen of rural Benton, 78, died at 5:50 a.m. July 24, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Diehlstadt. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Stirling Boyts (07/26/04)
CHAFFEE - Stirling H. Boyts, 81, died July 23, 2004, of an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Thelma Jones (07/26/04)
IRONTON - Thelma L. Jones, 89, formerly of Bloomfield, died July 23, 2004, at the Baptist Home in Ironton. Born May 28, 1915, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late David and Hattie Murphey, she lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life before moving to Ironton in 1996. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Norman Halford (07/26/04)
BELL CITY - Norman Dwight Halford, 58, died July 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 3, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Waymon and Cecile Brotherton Halford, he graduated in 1964 from Bell City High School. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a farmer and member of Hooe Baptist Church in Oran...
Dale Lawrence (07/26/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Dale Lawrence, 71, who died July 21, 2004, were: Wes Montgomery, Terry Mason, Tommy Mason, Jay Tucker, Steve Tucker, Richard Tucker, Bill Mason, Guy Foster, Shannon Foster and Kelly Tucker...
Bob Keen (07/26/04)
BENTON - Robert Lee "Bob" Keen, 78, died at 5:50 a.m. July 24, 2004, near Diehlstadt of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Aug. 30, 1925, in Benton, son of the late Alvin and Clara Marie Menz Keen, he lived in Benton most of his life. ...
Stella McGill (07/26/04)
MALDEN - Stella McGill, 92, died July 23, 2004, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation in Malden. Born Jan. 22, 1912, in Matthews, daughter of the late Joseph Harrison Kem and Elmary Robinson Kem Smoot, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Malden...
Wanda Northern (07/26/04)
BERTRAND - Wanda A. Northern, 67, died at 12:05 a.m. July 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 26, 1936, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late William A. and Lola Irene Slinkard Howton, she was a licensed practical nurse with the Visiting Nurse Association Private Duty Nursing Services for several years. She had lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Cornerstone General Baptist Church of Bertrand...
Abe Boyts (07/26/04)
CHAFFEE - Stirling H. "Abe" Boyts, 81, died at 5:30 p.m. July 23, 2004, near Blomeyer. Born Aug. 23, 1922, in Puxico, son of the late John U. and Marie May Harbin Boyts, he retired as a railroad conductor for Frisco and Burlington Northern Railway. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and life member of VFW Post 3127 of Chaffee...
Stephanie Caldwell (07/26/04)
ZALMA - Stephanie Louise Caldwell, 33, died July 23, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 23, 1971, in Chaffee, daughter of Louise Simmers Kidd of Zalma and the late Warren Caldwell, she was a 1989 graduate of Advance High School. She was a certified nurse aide for the Puxico Nursing Center, where she was recognized as employee of the month...
Joe French (07/27/04)
CHARLESTON - Joe French, 54, died at 7:40 a.m. July 27, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Mark Emerine (07/27/04)
BENTON - Mark V. Emerine, 77, died at 5:30 p.m. July 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 7, 1927, in Joy, Ky., son of the late Joseph Olney and Opal Ruth Parker Emerine, he attended Murray State (Ky.) University. He served with the U.S. ...
Donna Lasters (07/27/04)
BERTRAND - Donna J. Kenser Lasters, 65, died July 27, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jimmie Parr Sr. (07/27/04)
FREDERICKTOWN - Jimmie Dale Parr Sr., 70, died July 25, 2004, at the Parkland Health Center. Born Oct. 19, 1933, in Mississippi County, he was the son of the late Andy and Monica Mathis Parr. His wife, Elizabeth M. Parr, preceded him in death. Survivors include: three sons, Jimmie Dale Parr and Louis Parr of Fredericktown and Jammie Dale of St. ...
Charlotte Kowell (07/14/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charlotte Kowell, 74, who died July 12, 2004, will be: Don Waters, Don Pratt, Stacy Pratt, Bill Marcum, Jonathan Marcum and Jason Thomas. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Bertha Savage (07/30/04)
SIKESTON - Bertha A. Savage, 100, formerly of Morehouse, died at 4:40 a.m. July 29, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 19, 1903, in Gabriel, Ark., daughter of the late Amos and Artie Parrish Cossey, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morehouse, where she sang in the choir...
Hattie Boyer (07/30/04)
KEWANEE - Hattie Ermenia Spradling Boyer, 80, died July 29, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 4, 1923, in Heber Springs, Ark., daughter of the late Jan and Vernie Gay Spradling, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Friendship Quilter's Club in Kewanee...
Fostine Fugate (07/30/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Fostine Perneitha Fugate, 89, died July 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 6, 1914, in Sugartree Ridge, daughter of the late Joseph B. and Perneitha Lindley Bard, she was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Mark Emerine (07/28/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mark V. Emerine, 77, of Benton, who died July 26, 2004, will be: Chester Kordahl, Paul Fisher, the Rev. John Tolbert, Tim Tolbert, Scott Heeb, Jason Bruenderman and Derek Emerine...
Joseph French (07/28/04)
CHARLESTON - Joseph H. French, 54, died at 7:40 a.m. July 27, 2004, at his mother's home in Charleston. Born July 21, 1950, in Cairo, Ill., son of Jane Green French Cross of Charleston and the late Oliver French Jr., he was a lifelong resident of Charleston. A 1968 graduate of Charleston High School, he was a member of the First Christian Church in Charleston...
Joe Ray (07/28/04)
SIKESTON - Joe Ray Jr., 56, died July 25, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1947, in Dorena, son of the late Joe Henry and Katie Mae Isom Ray, he graduated from Bell City High School. He served with the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969 during the Vietnam War and was awarded two Bronze Stars...
Donna Lasters (07/28/04)
BERTRAND - Donna J. Kenser Lasters, 65, died July 27, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 25, 1939, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth Austin Kenser, she worked for Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston until retiring in 2002. Survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Debbie and Loyd Triplett of Grayridge and Gina Dew of Puxico; one brother, Melvin Kenser of Torrence, Calif.; one sister, Judy Wills of Sikeston; and three grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren...
Doris Beardsley (07/28/04)
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Doris June Beardsley, 62, died July 12, 2004, in the Swedish American Hospital. Born July 20, 1941, in Morehouse, Mo., daughter of the late Daniel and Rosa Lee Kinder, she attended school in Morehouse and lived in Missouri before moving to Rockford 28 years ago...
Bertha Savage (07/29/04)
SIKESTON - Bertha Savage, 99, died at 4:40 a.m. July 29, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Donna Lasters (07/29/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Donna J. Kenser Lasters, 65, of Bertrand, who died July 27, 2004, will be: Doug Wilkerson, Jerry Wilkerson, Ron Robey, Dale Kenser, Richard Daniel and Mike Daniel...
Fostine Fugate (07/29/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Fostine B. Fugate, 89, died July 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 6, 1914, in Sugartree Ridge, daughter of the late Joseph B. and Perneitha Lindley Bard, she was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
George Wright (07/29/04)
BERNIE - George Lewis Wright, 88, died July 27, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 9, 1915, at Manila, Ark., son of the late Jasper Newton and Laura Stone Wright, he attended Cornerstone Tabernacle in Poplar Bluff. He had also worked as a farmer, a painter and at IXL Manufacturing in Bernie...
Abe Boyts (07/29/04)
CHAFFEE - Stirling H. "Abe" Boyts, 81, died July 23, 2004, in a one-vehicle traffic accident on Highway 77 near Blomeyer. Born Aug. 23, 1922, in Chaffee, son of the late John U. and Marie May Harbin Boyts, he retired as a railroad conductor for Frisco and Burlington Northern Railway. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and life member of VFW Post 3127 of Chaffee...
Thelma Wilburn (07/29/04)
DEXTER - Thelma Gaines Wilburn, 68, died July 26, 2004, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Oct. 29, 1935, in Bernie, daughter of the late Charles and Dovie Forkum Kinser, she lived in Dexter for many years, where she retired from the International Hat Factory and attended Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church...