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Obituaries from August 2004

Vikki Voliva (08/25/04)
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - Vikki Lynn Harris Voliva, 50, died Aug. 24, 2004, at her home in Hendersonville, following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Born Sept. 29, 1953, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of Sgt. Eugene and Marie Harris. She graduated in 1972 from Sikeston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Ernest Poole (08/25/04)
BENTON - Ernest R. Poole, 73, died Aug. 16, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Nov. 21, 1930, in Tamms, Ill., son of the late Elmer and Esther McCoy Poole, he was a cab driver for 24 years in Cape Girardeau and member of Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston...
Walter Leisure (08/25/04)
SIKESTON - Walter John Leisure, 60, formerly of Sikeston and Lawrence, Kan., died Aug. 5, 2004, in Carriacou, Grenada, West Indies, while aboard his sailboat, of an apparent heart attack. Born March 22, 1944, in Wichita, Kan., son of the late Walter Leisure and Blanche and Glenn Replogle, he had been employed with Associated Electric Cooperative in New Madrid. Following his retirement, he and his wife cruised the Caribbean aboard their sailboat, Illusions...
Bonnie Sliger (08/25/04)
DeSOTO - Bonnie Sliger, 63, formerly of East Prairie, died Aug. 24, 2004, at the Baisch Nursing Home in DeSoto. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Kathleen Jackson (08/31/04)
ORAN - Kathleen Jackson, 87, died at 3:55 a.m. Aug. 30, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 7, 1917, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Chris and Lizzie Bishop Hollingsworth, she was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and the Sunshine Methodist Club in Oran...
Opal Coakley (08/31/04)
CHAFFEE -- Opal Coakley, 91, died Aug. 30, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Arthur Davis (08/31/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Arthur E. Davis, 83, died at 8:28 a.m. Aug. 31, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
William Davis (08/31/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - William Robert Davis, 86, died at 1:17 p.m. Aug. 29, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Born Oct. 1, 1917, in Blodgett, son of the late Orvel and Maud Grissom Davis, he was a self-employed farmer and member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton and VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a prisoner of war for one and one-half years...
Elmer Chandler (08/31/04)
MALDEN - Elmer Chandler, 88, died Aug. 27, 2004, at Malden Nursing and Rehab. Born July 6, 1916, in Abbott, Miss., son of the late John and Mattie Barnett Chandler, he was a member of the Prayer of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in New Madrid and a Masonic lodge in Mississippi. He was a school crossing guard for the Malden School District before retiring...
George Richardson (08/31/04)
SIKESTON - George Elwyn Richardson, 76, formerly of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., died Aug. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 19, 1928, in Giles County, Tenn., he was the son of the late Thomas L. and Ruby F. Davis Richardson. He retired as a tool and die maker for the Pemco Aero-Plex Co., and was a member of the First Street Church of Christ in Lawrenceburg...
Cathy Chambliss (08/31/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Cathy Jean Chambliss, 52, died Aug. 29, 2004, at her home. Born April 13, 1952, in Malden, daughter of the late Berl and Dorotha Hartsell Atchley, she was seamstress. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Jody and Missy Chambliss of Portageville; one daughter, Katrina Borders of Portageville; three sisters, Sharon Kinsey and Tonya Hickey of New Madrid and Lisa Rodgers of Dyersburg, Tenn,.; six brothers, Charles Atchley of Tulsa, Okla., Rickey Atchley of Risco, Danny Atchley of Mountain Grove, Keith Atchley of Malden and Dennis Atchley and Gary Atchley of Springfield; and two grandchildren, Logan Chambliss and Warren Chambliss.. ...
William Fillingim (08/31/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - William Fillingim, 63, died Aug. 27, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 12, 1941, in Pensacola, Fla., he was the son of the late William T. and Adell Glass Fillingim. On March 29, 1986, in Portageville, he married Faye Threlkeld who survives of the home...
Cory Kelso (08/18/04)
SIKESTON - Cory Lee Kelso, 30, died Aug. 17, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 7, 1974, in Sikeston, he was the son of Betty Plunk Kelso of Sikeston and Tommy Dale Kelso, who preceded him in death in August 1997. Survivors in addition to his mother include: his paternal grandmother, Ruby Kelso of Sikeston; and aunts and uncles, Gerald and Sue Plunk, Charles and Gail Lawrence, Ron and Pat Cook, Tevis and Carolyn Noles and Vicky Bivens of Sikeston, Charlie Plunk of Matthews and Steve and Bobbie Jo Hadder of Oran.. ...
Thertsie Jackson (08/18/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Thertsie Frazier Jackson, 65, died Aug. 16, 2004, at her home. Born in Little Rock, daughter of the late Fred and Ethel W. Frazier, she attended Pleasant Grove No. 2 School in Portageville, Mo., and Hayti (Mo.) Central High School. She was a registered nurse for more than 40 years, retiring in 2000 from the Oak Forrest Hospital in Chicago, and was a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Blytheville...
Frankie Haley (08/18/04)
MOREHOUSE - Frankie Haley, 77, died Aug. 17, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jo Hollis (08/18/04)
SIKESTON - Jo Dale Hollis, 62, died at 8:15 a.m. Aug. 16, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 1, 1942, in Gibson County, Tenn., daughter of Carmen Garner Mason of Sikeston and the late David H. Mason, she was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Fred Dormeyer (08/18/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Fred E. Dormeyer Jr., 88, died Aug. 13 2004, at his home. Born July 18, 1916, in Stuttgart, Ark., son of the late Fred E. and Tacie Ford Dormeyer, he graduated from Central High School. A 1939 graduate of the Washington University School of Architecture in St. ...
Sandra Helms (08/04/04)
SIKESTON - Sandra Lynnette Ramsey Helms, 58, died at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1945, in Sikeston, daughter of Jewell Hicks Ramsey of Clinton, Ky., and the late Dewey Ramsey, she was an assistant cashier for First Midwest Bank...
Ruby Hazel (08/04/04)
MOUNT VERNON - Ruby Annas Hazel, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:53 p.m. Aug. 1, 2004, at St. John's Regional Health Care in Springfield. Born Sept. 2, 1914, in Scott County, daughter of the late Lonzo and Maggie Grasty Hazel, she lived in Sikeston before moving to Mount Vernon in 1956, where she was a housekeeper for area residents...
Glen Bond (08/04/04)
ESSEX - Glen Bond, 81, died Aug. 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Maggie Spradling (08/04/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Maggie Spradling, 82, died at 2:10 a.m. Aug. 3, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born May 21, 1922, in Matthews, daughter of the late Charles H. and Letha Irene Haney Spalding, she was a graduate of Matthews High School and was of the Methodist belief...
Thresa Miller (08/04/04)
ESSEX - Thresa Ann Miller, 65, died Aug. 2, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born June 10, 1939, at Essex, daughter of Bob Jackson of Essex and the late Ualia Snider Jackson, she attended the Grayridge General Baptist Church. A former employee of Fabric Mart in Dexter, she worked for Overturf Health-Mart in Dexter for 28 years...
Drewcella Clark (08/04/04)
CHARLESTON - Drewcella Clark, 91, died Aug. 2, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 21, 1913, in Aberdeen, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Will and Katie Bell Marchbank Smith. On Oct. 18, 1930, she married Johnny Clark who preceded her in death...
Ruby Lankford (08/04/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Ruby Morris Lankford, 89, died July 4, 2004, at the Primacy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis. Born July 24, 1914, in Omaha, Ill., daughter of the late Clifford K. and Lily Davis Morris, she was a member of the Memphis Horticultural Society and Memphis Wildflower Society. A photographer, she and her husband owned the Hartsook Studio in Oakland, Calif., before retiring...
Angel Turner (08/04/04)
SIKESTON - Angel Turner, son of Jessica Turner, died at birth Aug. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Survivors in addition to his mother include: his maternal grandparents, Tammy Barnett and Russell Turner of Sikeston; maternal great-grandparents, Sue Householder and Buddy Turner of Sikeston; and two uncles, Josh Turner and Jeremy Householder of Sikeston...
Louis Bolden (08/05/04)
SIKESTON - Louis Adam Bolden, 79, died at 4:11 p.m. Aug. 4, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1924, in Sikeston, son of the late Henry M. and Frances "Frannie" Rausch Bolden, he was a bookkeeper for Limbaugh Construction. A lifelong resident of Sikeston, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 368 AF&AM...
Earline Gaddy (08/05/04)
SIKESTON - Earline Gaddy, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:25 a.m. Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Martha Sachs (08/05/04)
ARLINGTON, Va. - Martha Schuchart Sachs, 90, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and longtime community volunteer throughout the Washington, D.C., area, died July 31, 2004, at her home in Arlington. She was born in a log cabin Dec. 17, 1913, on a farm outside Union, Mo., daughter of the late Rudolph Peter and Wilhelmina Hanneken Schuchart. Raised on a dairy farm outside Morehouse, Mo., in her youth she drove farm teams of mules and horses and milked cows by hand...
Inas Young (08/05/04)
SIKESTON - Inas Young, 81, died at 5:16 a.m. Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Essie Vinson (08/05/04)
DEXTER -- Essie Evans Vinson, 88, died Aug. 3, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 11, 1916, in Maynard, Ark., daughter of the late Clabe C. and Bessie Elena Fowler Evans, she had lived in Sikeston, Lebanon and East Alton, Ill., before moving to Dexter in 1979. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Dexter...
Melissa Robinson (08/05/04)
LILBOURN -- Melissa "Missy" Robinson, 16, died Aug. 4, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Benton. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Gabe Pointer (08/05/04)
BERNIE - Byron Keith "Gabe" Pointer, 76, died Aug. 2, 2004, at the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Sept. 11, 1927, in Bernie, son of the late Gabe A. and Ida Ellen Neal Pointer, he retired as a commercial vehicle inspector for the Missouri State Highway Patrol after 32 years of service. ...
Glen Bond (08/05/04)
ESSEX - Earl Glen Bond, 81, died Aug. 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 18, 1923, in Randles, son of the late Harry and Ethel Tyson Bond, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves. ...
Della Orman (08/06/04)
DOE RUN - Della Lorene Orman, 87, formerly of Parma, died Aug. 4, 2004, at the Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center in Farmington. Born Sept. 12, 1916, in Dexter, daughter of the late Edd and Hanna Norman Nelson, she lived in Parma for many years before moving to Doe Run in 1992. A longtime member of the Parma Church of God, she attended the Assembly of God Church in Farmington and had been a Sunday school teacher...
Rava Riddle (08/06/04)
BERNIE - Rava Lucille Riddle, 80, died Aug. 5, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Himmel, daughter of the late Dan and Ella Pritchett Bollinger, she lived in Bernie since 1946 and attended Bethany General Baptist Church near Campbell...
Melissa Robinson (08/06/04)
LILBOURN - Melissa Christina "Missy" Robinson, 16, died Aug. 4, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Benton. Born June 15, 1988, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Peter Glenn Robinson of Dexter and the late Martha Hampton Robinson, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid. ...
Inas Young (08/06/04)
SIKESTON - Inas Lavelle Young, 81, died at 5:16 a.m. on Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 24, 1922, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late James and Ellen Hibbard O'Neal, she had been a waitress. On Aug. 15, 1949, in St. Louis, she married Lyndell Young who survives of the home...
Harold Floyd (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - Harold R. Floyd, 77, died Aug. 6, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 11, 1927, in Benton, son of the late Ernest and Grace Dark Floyd, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. A heavy equipment operator until his retirement, he was a member of Operating Engineers Local 513...
George Orr (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - George Allen Orr, 47, died at 2:40 p.m. Aug. 6, 2004, at his home. Born March 13, 1957, in Lepanto, Ark., son of George W. Orr of Sikeston and Ella Williams Bates of Morehouse, he had been a truck driver for Breeden Enterprises for 18 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morehouse...
Louis Bolden (08/06/04)
SIKESTON - Louis Adam Bolden, 79, died at 4:11 p.m. Aug. 4, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1924, in Sikeston, son of the late Henry M. and Frances "Frannie" Rausch Bolden, he was a bookkeeper for Limbaugh Construction. A lifelong resident of Sikeston, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 368 AF&AM...
Earline Gaddy (08/06/04)
SIKESTON - Earline Gaddy, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:25 a.m. Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 9, 1926, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Milburn Davis and Opal Mae Childers Allen, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church...
Nell Bolin (08/06/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Nell Lee Bolin, 95, died Aug. 5, 2004, at her home. Born June 13, 1909, in Oak Ridge, daughter of the late L.D. and Elvira Thompson Parmenter, she was employed at the Sugar Creek Creamery in St. Louis for many years. In 1945, she moved to the Bloomfield area, where she worked for the Elder Manufacturing Co. for several years and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church...
Janet Hodges (08/06/04)
OKAWVILLE, Ill. - Janet Hodges, 61, died at 3:45 a.m. Aug. 5, 2004, following an extended illness. Born Jan. 30, 1943, in New Madrid County, Mo., daughter of the late John and Virginia Young Allen, she owned and operated Oak and More Furniture in Okawville and Fairview Heights. She and her husband also made and sold handmade quilts throughout the midwest. She was also gifted at making crafts and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church in Belleville...
Earline Gaddy (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - Earline Gaddy, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:25 a.m. Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 9, 1926, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Milburn Davis and Opal Mae Childers Allen, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church...
Lowell Stephens (08/06/04)
ADVANCE - Lowell B. Stephens, 81, died Aug. 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 19, 1922, at McGee, son of the late James and Leada Trafford Stephens, he was a rural mail carrier in Advance for 33 years before retiring. A U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Advance Masonic Lodge...
Harold Floyd (08/10/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 1 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Harold R. Floyd, 77, who died Aug. 6, 2004, were: Ronald Floyd, Kevin Floyd, Richard Hampton, Lee Russell, Jeff Miracle and Michael Adams.
Jewell Warman (08/10/04)
GREENFIELD - Jewell Warman, 85, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 2004, at the Dade County Nursing Facility in Greenfield. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Joe Burk (08/10/04)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home for Joseph E. "Joe" Burk Jr., 69, of Anna, Ill., and formerly of Mississippi County, who died Aug. 8, 2004, will be: James Murray, Michael Norris, Paul Norris, Forrest Marshall, Mark Burk and Barry Ward...
Landon Grissom (08/10/04)
CHAFFEE - Landon Eric Grissom, 42, died at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 23, 1961, in Chaffee, son of the late Robert Bentley and Charles and Mable DeHart Grissom, he was a sergeant with the U.S. Army and member of the First Baptist Church and VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Jessie Elmore (08/09/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Jessie Elmore, 103, died Aug. 7, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 10, 1900, in Puxico, daughter of the late John William and Rebecca Neel Hutchison, she lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life. She had served in various positions for the West Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, where she was a member. In later years, she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church...
Margaret Birkman (08/09/04)
ADVANCE - Margaret M. Birkman, 78, died at 12:40 p.m. Aug. 7, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1926, in Whitewater, daughter of the late George Burrette and Annie Margarete McCormick Kinder, she was a machine operator for the Inland Shoe Company in Advance and later retired from Henchell Manufacturing in Chaffee. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and the Senior Citizens Club, both of Delta...
Jan Foster (08/09/04)
BENTON - Jan "Susie" Foster, 59, died at 4:32 p.m. Aug. 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 20, 1945, in Essex, daughter of the late Frank and Florence Oliver Cagle, she attended Abundant Life Church in Gordonville. She was a bus driver for the Scott County Central School District for five years...
Rava Riddle (08/09/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Rava Lucille Riddle, 80, who died Aug. 5, 2004, were: Denny Riddle, Casey Riddle, Dalton Riddle, Jeff Riddle, Wayne Green and Jason Bollinger.
Joe Burk (08/09/04)
ANNA, Ill. - Joseph Edward "Joe" Burk Jr., 69, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 7:12 a.m. Aug. 8, 2004, at the Heartland Medical Center in Marion. Born Aug. 31, 1934, in Hornersville, Mo., son of the late Joseph Edward and Edith Mae Price Burk Sr., he was a member of the Anna Heights Baptist Church and U.S. ...
Lorene Orman (08/09/04)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lorene Orman, 87, who died Aug. 4, 2004, were: Vincent Nelson, Thomas Nelson, Anthony Nelson, Lee Orman and Darrell Penberthy.
Essie Vinson (08/09/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Essie Vinson, 88, who died Aug. 3, 2004, were: Bill Kirkland, Bob Shaw, Dennis Harty, Don Bahr, Marvin Garner and Reed Burleson.
Billy Calhoon (08/01/04)
CHINO, Calif. - Billy Houston Calhoon, 75, formerly of Anniston, Mo., died July 27, 2004, at his home. Born April 21, 1929, in Anniston, son of the late Charles G. "Andy" and Hattie Mae Thurman Calhoon, he had lived in the Ontario/Chino areas for the past 38 years. He worked for Ameron Steel in Etiwanda and later retired from the Combee Electric in Ontario. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge 407 A.F.&A.M...
Truman Cato (08/01/04)
PUXICO -- Truman E. Cato, 73, died July 30, 2004, at his home. Born July 26, 1931, near Kinder, son of the late Sylvester and Lenora Bennett, he had lived in the Bollinger County area his whole life and was a retired saw mill laborer. Survivors include: two brothers, James Cato of St. Louis and Winford Cato of Bloomfield; three nephews, Dale Cato, Larry Cato, Clifford Cato; and five nieces, Beverly Engler, Barbara Seaton, Ladena Stall, Ladonna Cato and Carla Haya...
Bertha Savage (08/01/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted on Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bertha A. Savage, 100, who died July 29, 2004, were: Mark Savage, Edward Savage, Gene Bohannon, Alton Bohannon,Tony Shaffar and Mark O'Mara.
Edward Berry (08/01/04)
SIKESTON -- Edward H. Berry, 59, a local CPA, died July 31, 2004, in Heber Springs, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Sam Alberson (08/01/04)
BELL CITY - Samuel Alberson, 79, died July 31, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Dixie Harty (08/01/04)
DEXTER - Mary Elizabeth "Dixie" Harty, 85, died July 30, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Terry Montgomery (08/11/04)
DEXTER - Terry Scott Montgomery, 44, died Aug. 10, 2004, at his home near Dexter. Born Dec. 27, 1959, at Poplar Bluff, son of Hollas Montgomery of Dexter and the late Kathryn Kimbrell Montgomery, he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. A farmer and agent for County Wide Insurance in Dexter, he was a member of Eagles Aerie 4062, Elks Lodge and Lions Club, all of Dexter, and was president of the Hidden Trails Country Club...
Sarah Wigfall (08/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Sarah Wigfall, 63, died Aug. 10, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Ollie Warman (08/11/04)
GREENFIELD - Ollie Jewell Warman, 85, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 2004, at the Dade County Nursing Facility in Greenfield. Born Oct. 20, 1918, in Chic, Tenn., daughter of the late Walter and Alice Lowrance Tipton, she moved to Charleston in 1952 where she was a member of the Church of Christ for 45 years. After moving to Springfield in 1998, where she became a member of the Kansas Expressway Church of Christ, she relocated to Greenfield in 2003...
Courtney Sorrells (08/11/04)
SIKESTON _ Courtney Sorrells, 18, died Aug. 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau due to injuries from an automobile accident. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Brenda Lamb (08/11/04)
SIKESTON - Brenda Carolyn Lamb, 56, died at 10:34 p.m. Aug. 10, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lovie Greenlee (08/11/04)
CHARLESTON - Lovie Greenlee, 103, died Aug. 5, 2004, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born Aug. 10, 1900, in Greenwood, Miss., daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Cushingberry, she lived in Missouri for more than 80 years. She was a member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church of Charleston, where she served on the Mother's Board...
Lirlene Petyon (08/17/04)
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. - Lirlene White Peyton, 87, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Aug. 12, 2004, at Baptist Memorial-DeSoto in Southaven, Miss. Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Holly Springs, Miss., daughter of the late Oliver Thalen and Gertrude Murdock White, she was a teacher in Portageville and Hayti, Mo., before retiring. A graduate of Mississippi Industrial College and St. Louis University, she was a former member of the St. Paul CME Church and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church...
Everett Bishop (08/17/04)
DEXTER - Everett Bishop, 72, died Aug. 15, 2004, at his home. Born June 5, 1932, in Naylor, son of the late Raney L. and Effie McGowen Bishop, he attended Walnut Lane Elementary School and graduated in 1950 from Dexter High School. He had worked for Barnes Grocery, Hart's Truckline and Inman Freight Systems, Century 21 Flowers Realty and retired in 2003 from L.W. Trammell and Son Real Estate. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had been a member of the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Essex...
Cory Kelso (08/17/04)
SIKESTON - Cory Kelso, 30, died Aug. 17, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jesse Strickland (08/17/04)
KELSO - Jesse Eugene Strickland, 76, died at 2:39 a.m. Aug. 15, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1928, in Chicago, son of the late Luther Eugene and Hilda Mae McCellvin Strickland, he was a truck driver for Arkansas Best Freight from 1956-93. A yeoman third class with the U.S. Navy in World War II, he was a member of the Commerce Baptist Church. He was also a member of Spring Creek (La.) Masonic Lodge 184 and Jackson (Miss.) Scottish Rite...
Lavelle Young (08/17/04)
SIKESTON - Inas Lavelle Young, 81, died at 5:16 a.m. on Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 24, 1922, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late James and Jenny Hibbard O'Neal, she had been a waitress. On Aug. 15, 1949, in St. Louis, she married Lyndell "Jim" Young who survives of the home...
Dorothy Lizenbee (08/03/04)
ADVANCE - Dorothy Lizenbee, 80, died Aug. 1, 2004, at her home. Born May 11, 1924, at Salem, Ark., daughter of the late John and Louisa Shirley Mask, she was a member of the Advance Assembly of God Church. On Oct. 7, 1940, at New Madrid, she married Earl Lizenbee who preceded her in death on June 28, 1996...
Michaeletta Seyer (08/03/04)
CHATAWA, Miss. - Sister Michaelette Seyer, SSND, 91, died July 31, 2004, at St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa. Born March 21, 1913, in Advance, the daughter of the late Philip and Alvina Seyer was given the name Alma Mary Seyer. In 1934, when she entered the convent in St. ...
Helen Huggins (08/03/04)
SAN ANTONIO - Helen Evelyn Huggins, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 26, 2004, at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Born Nov. 5, 1929, in Manila, Ark., daughter of the late Fred Lamont Jackman and Pearl Christian Jackman, she graduated in 1947 from Sikeston High School. She was a retired nurse and had lived in Sikeston from 1980 until 2003...
Thresa Miller (08/03/04)
ESSEX - Thresa Ann Miller, 65, died Aug. 2, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sandra Helms (08/03/04)
SIKESTON - Sandra Lynnette Ramsey Helms, 58, died at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Gabe Pointer (08/03/04)
BERNIE - Byron "Gabe" Pointer, 76, died Aug. 2, 2004, at the Malden Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Thelma Wilburn (08/02/04)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Thelma Gaines Wilburn, 68, who died July 26, 2004, were: Rick Kinser, Jeremy Kayler, Brian Kayler, Mike Jones, Bruce Jones and Cleatus Jones.
Dixie Harty (08/02/04)
DEXTER -- Mary Elizabeth "Dixie" Harty, 85, died July 30, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 1, 1918, at Star City, daughter of the late Blythe Willis and Lydia Graber Jennings, she was a seamstress and member of the Southwest Church of Nazarene...
Helen Huggins (08/02/04)
SAN ANTONIO -- Helen Evelyn Huggins, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 26, 2004, at a hospital in San Antonio. Arrangements are incomplete at Funeral Caring USA.
Richard Greer (08/02/04)
BERNIE - Richard Clay Greer, 57, died July 30, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born May 14, 1947, at Canalou, he was the son of Chloia Sparks Greer of Bernie and the late Everett Greer. Survivors in addition to his mother include: two sons, Chris Maddox and Shannon Maddox of Anderson, Ind.; two daughters, Roxy Diane Barlett of Kentucky and Melanie Ann Greer of Indiana; two brothers, Donald Greer and James Greer of Bernie; and eight grandchildren...
Ed Berry (08/02/04)
SIKESTON - Edward H. Berry Jr., 59, a lifelong resident of Sikeston, passed away July 31, 2004, at the Baptist Health Center in Heber Springs, Ark. Born May 9, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Edward H. and Gertrude Billings Berry Sr., he was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. ...
Truman Cato (08/02/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Truman E. Cato, 73, who died July 30, 2004, were: Dave Heyl, Nick Heyl, Allen Seaton, Bob Stall, Dale Cato and Jeff McCleary.
Samuel Alberson (08/02/04)
BELL CITY - Samuel "Nub" Alberson, 79, died July 31, 2004, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 25, 1924, in Corning, Ark., son of the late Frank Alberson and Mary Jones Cooper, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer and member of the Sikeston Community Church...
Howard Cooper (08/02/04)
BERNIE - Howard Lee Cooper, 70, died Aug. 1, 2004, at the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center. Born June 29, 1934, at Malden, son of the late Norvel and Aquilla Stocks Cooper, he had been a farmer. On May 3, 1975, at Malden, he married Catherine Williams who survives of the home...
Mollie Blumenberg (08/02/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mollie Callie Blumenberg, 88, died at 3 p.m. July 31, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 21, 1915, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Harvey Lee and Loula Janie Crice Arington, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she was a member of the First Church of God...
Brenda Lamb (08/12/04)
SIKESTON - Brenda Carolyn Lamb, 56, died at 10:34 p.m. Aug. 10, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born March 8, 1948, in Corinth, Miss., daughter of Mabel White Flippo Arnold of Sikeston and the late Thomas Flippo, she had been employed by the Grove Co., Tri-Con and First Midwest Bank. She was a secretary for the Sikeston Middle School and member of Miner Baptist Church...
Carol Hill (08/12/04)
DEXTER - Carol Hill, 64, died Aug. 11, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Sarah Wigfall (08/12/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Sarah A. Kershall Wigfall, 63, died Aug. 10, 2004, at her home. Born March 31, 1941, in Portageville, daughter of the late Anna Louis and Eugene Kershaw Sr., she was a longtime educator. A member of the Temple of God's Church in Portageville, she was of the Baptist belief...
Courtney Sorrells (08/12/04)
SIKESTON - Courtney Leigh Sorrells, 18, died Aug. 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Aug. 4, 1986, in Houston, Texas, she was the daughter of Stan and Brenda Vaughan Sorrells of Sikeston. ...
Audra Hampton (08/12/04)
MARSTON - Audra Emma Hampton, 94, died Aug. 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Joan Tinker (08/12/04)
WYATT - Joan Laster Tinker, 63, died August 12, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Pearl James (08/12/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pearl Presley James, 89, died at 9:22 a.m. Aug. 11, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 28, 1918, at Hornbeak, Tenn., daughter of the late Millard and Daisy Clemons, she had lived in East Prairie most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Norbert Bush (08/12/04)
ADVANCE - Norbert Bush, 65, died Aug. 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 18, 1938, at Swinton, son of the late Charlie and Bertie Smothers Bush, he graduated in 1956 from Bell City High School. He was a retired farmer and member of the Bell City Assembly of God Church...
Arline Taylor (08/12/04)
SIKESTON - Arline S. Taylor, 83, died Aug. 11, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jo Ann Tinker (08/13/04)
CHARLESTON - Jo Ann Laster Tinker, 63, died Aug. 12, 2004, at her home. Born June 1, 1941, in Charleston, daughter of the late Herman H. and Goldie Groves Laster, she had lived in Charleston her entire life, where she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Harold Hood (08/13/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Harold Hood, 69, died Aug. 11, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 8, 1935, in Sturdivant, son of the late William Ralph and Flora Swindell Hood, he was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. He owned and operated Hood Used Cars in Bloomfield and Dexter since 1960 and attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Lora Wiseman (08/13/04)
ADVANCE - Lora Jane Wiseman, 86, died Aug. 11, 2004, at the Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 17, 1917, at Greenbrier, daughter of the late Harrison and Dorothy Swick Cato, she was one of the first members of the Bethel General Baptist Church...
Joey Ansberry (08/13/04)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Joseph Raymond "Joey" Ansberry, 19, died Aug. 11, 2004, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton, Mo.
Richard Mayberry (08/13/04)
SCOTT CITY - Richard Carl Mayberry, 76, died Aug. 12, 2004, in his home. Born Aug. 30, 1927, in Bell City, son of the late Charlie and Sarah Blocker Mayberry, he worked for 20 years as a machine operator at Foamex. A U.S. Army veteran, he had been a staff sergeant and earned three medals. He was a member of the Clearview Baptist Church in Scott City, where he was a trustee and Sunday School superintendent...
Jack Adkison (08/13/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jack "Uncle Jack" Adkison, 86, died at 5:40 a.m. Aug. 13, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born July 21, 1918, in East Prairie, son of the late Carl and Lona Daniel Adkison, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a retired salesman and member of the First Christian Church. He was known by many as "Uncle Jack," always greeting people with a smile, and he always had a pack of gum for the children...
Audra Hampton (08/13/04)
MARSTON - Audra Emma Hampton, 94, died Aug. 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 20, 1910, in Clearmore, Okla., daughter of the late Wesley and Laura Bell Hubbart Froman, she was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Marston...
Billy Joe Early (08/15/04)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS -- Billy Joe "Jody" "Red" Early, 67, died Aug. 6, 2004, at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton. Born April 13, 1937, at Vinson, son of the late Alvin Lester and Ruby Rebecca Gill Early, he graduated from Grayridge High School and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for General Motors for 44 years until his retirement...
Harold Hood (08/15/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Harold Hood, 69, died Aug. 11, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, following a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 8, 1935, in Sturdivant, son of the late William Ralph and Flora Swindell Hood, he was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. He owned and operated Hood Used Cars in Bloomfield and Dexter since 1960 and attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Donald Choate (08/13/04)
WINCHESTER, Tenn. - Donald Robert Choate, 53, formerly of Southeast Missouri, died Aug. 6, 2004, at his home. Born May 25, 1951, in St. Louis, son of Maxine Newby Choate of Aiken, S.C., and the late Robert W. Choate, he was an inventory control manager for Federal Mogul in St. Louis. He was a member of the Missouri Army National Guard and Winchester First Baptist Church...
Joey Ansberry (08/15/04)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Joseph Raymond "Joey" Ansberry, 18, died Aug. 11, 2004, at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Born Aug. 11, 1986, in Farmington, Mo., son of Michael William and Therese Marie Backfisch Ansberry of Clarksville, he was a student...
Sylvia Wilkerson (08/15/04)
CHARLESTON -- Sylvia McKinzie Wilkerson, 83, died at 7:50 p.m. Aug. 13, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 4, 1920, in Fisk, daughter of the late Jesse Lawrence and Bertha Adella Brothers McKinzie, she was a member of the General Baptist Church and teacher of the youth Sunday school class while growing up in Fisk. ...
Arline Taylor (08/13/04)
SIKESTON - Arline S. Taylor, 83, died Aug. 11, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 4, 1921, in Ashflat, Ark., daughter of the late Jeff and Eula Kent Shelley, she had worked at the Elite Shop in Sikeston before retiring. She was a member of the First Assembly of God, where she was active in many groups...
Carole Hill (08/13/04)
DEXTER -- Carole Janis Hill, 64, died Aug. 11, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 5, 1939, at Malden, daughter of Clo Ella Roehm Sparks of Malden and the late Prentice Pillow, she was a past member of the United Methodist Church of Malden and later a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dexter. She served 25 years on the Cotton Boll Girl Scout Council for Southeast Missouri and was active in the Bootheel Retriever Club...
Bobby Ray Reno (08/16/04)
MARSTON - Bobby Ray Reno, 45, died Aug. 14, 2004, at his home in Marston. Born Feb. 5, 1959, in Gideon to the late Ivan Joe and Annie Rachel Dunn Reno, he lived in Marston the majority of his life and had many special friends, neighbors and family members...
Opal Miller (08/16/04)
PUXICO -- Opal E. Miller, 91, died Aug. 15, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 12, 1913, in rural Bloomfield, daughter of the late Samuel and Berttie Harper Jenkins, she had lived in the Puxico area her whole life, where she was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church...
Allen Sturdivant (08/16/04)
SIKESTON - Allen Clark Sturdivant, 79, was found dead at his residence on Aug. 14, 2004. Born April 12, 1925, at Union City, Tenn., to the late Thomas and Pearl Horn Sturdivant, he was a retired police officer for the Rutherford, Tenn., Police Department. A veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II and in Vietnam, he was member of the Masons and affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Richard Wrather (08/16/04)
SIKESTON - Richard Lionel "Rich" Wrather, 55, died at 3:45 p.m. Aug. 14, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 30, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of Sue Burnett Wrather Sharp of Catron and the late Earlin "Dude" Wrather, he was a 1966 graduate of Matthews High School. He attended Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, where he pursued a degree in business and advertising...
Ben Kruse (08/16/04)
DEXTER - Ben Kruse, 28, died Aug. 14, 2004, of injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident. Born Aug. 7, 1976, in Sikeston, son of Charles and Pam Rodgers Kruse of Dexter, he graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. ...
Claude Morgan (08/16/04)
BLOOMSDALE - Claude E. Morgan, 67, died Aug. 14, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born May 12, 1937, in Braggadocio, he was the son of the late Buddy and Ethelene Greer Morgan. On Oct. 14 1989, he married Charleen A. Hairer who survives of the home...
Ruby Cullum (08/22/04)
DEXTER - Ruby Cullum, 70, died Aug. 19, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born March 29, 1934, in Dongola, Ark., daughter of the late Calvin and Pearl Elizabeth Flynn Williams, she attended the Word of Faith Church in Bernie. She had been employed by Swift and Company in Dexter...
Ed Standridge (08/22/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Charles Edward "Ed" Standridge, 64, died Aug. 20, 2004, at his home. Born July 6, 1940, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Samuel and Lois Sparks Standridge, he lived in Bloomfield for the past 35 years. He was a farmer and retired in June 2003 from the Nestle Purina Company near Bloomfield...
Jackie Mayberry (08/22/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Dora "Jackie" Mayberry, 88, who died Aug. 18, 2004, were: Smokey Moore, Randy Madden, Dennis Reed, Brad Holland, John Bruce and Warren Gross.
Mary McDannel (08/22/04)
DEXTER - Mary McDannel, 80, formerly of Marion, Ill., died Aug. 18, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born June 23, 1924, in Essex, daughter of the late Thomas and Neva Frances Ray, she was raised in the Essex community and moved to Dexter in 1995. She was a member of the Methodist Church...
Frankie Haley (08/22/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Frankie Mae Haley, 76, of Morehouse, who died Aug. 17, 2004, were: Kenny Grubbs, Dennis Rodgers, Jerry Davis, Matt Evans, Seth Ellison and Kenny Ellison.
Louise Shelton (08/20/04)
MALDEN - Mary Louise Shelton, 87, died Aug. 19, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Malden. Born Oct. 5, 1916, in Clarkton, daughter of the late C.C. and Sarah Elizabeth Preston Crabtree, she was a cook for Malden Schools and nursing home supervisor before retiring. She was of the Baptist belief...
Regina Haney (08/20/04)
DEXTER - Regina Haney, 55, died Aug. 19, 2004, at her sister's home in Dexter. Born Feb. 9, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter of Eugene Haney and Kathryn McFall Haney of Dexter. She was a registered nurse manager for Tyson Foods and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
Ruby Cullum (08/20/04)
DEXTER - Ruby Cullum, 70, died Aug. 19, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Edna Barnes (08/20/04)
ST. LOUIS - Edna Barnes, formerly of Charleston, died Aug. 17, 2004, at St. Louis University Hospital. Survivors include: one son, Marvin Barnes of St. Paul, Minn.; three daughters, Joyce Horn, Luberta Barnes and Debra Whitlock of St. Louis; three brothers, A.C. Cleaves of Cairo, Ill., and Joe Cleaves and Billy Cleaves of St. Louis; and six grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren...
Betty McGregor (08/20/04)
SCOTT CITY - Betty R. McGregor, 76, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 20, 2004 at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1928, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late James and Emma Arnold Hodges. She was married to W.E. "Gene" McGregor who preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1993...
LaVerne Morrison (08/19/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Laverne Morrison, 73, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:40 a.m. Aug. 17, 2004, at the Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1931, in Johnsonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Hudey and Alva Rhodes Ledbetter, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Wayne Campbell (08/19/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Retired U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Wayne Paul Campbell, 60, died Aug. 16, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 20, 1943, in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late Harry and Josephine McCloud Campbell, he served two tours of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, where his helicopter was shot down. He retired in 1971 from USMC and was the recipient of several medals including a Purple Heart and Strike/Flight Air Medal with Bronze Star...
Edith Diamon (08/19/04)
BERTRAND - Edith M. Crosier Diamond, 101, died at 8:22 a.m. Aug. 18, 2004, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 28, 1903, at Barbourville, Ky., daughter of the late Samuel Joe and Nancy Shelton Shively, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She retired as a seamstress for the Buckner-Ragsdale Company in Charleston and was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Everett Bishop (08/19/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins an Sons Funeral Home for Everett Bishop, 72, who died Aug. 15, 2004, were: Craig Bishop, Danny Bishop, Gayle Smith, Mark Gromer, Robert Plummer and Steve Felker.
Opal Miller (08/19/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Opal E. Miller, 91, who died Aug. 15, 2004, were: Richard Foster, Getry Foster, Steve Foster, James Miller, Jeff Miller and Rodger Miller Jr.
Frankie Haley (08/19/04)
MOREHOUSE - Frankie Mae Haley, 76, died Aug. 17, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born Sept. 3, 1927, in Morehouse to the late Marion and Mildred Pennington Spurlin, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Scott City. She was a business owner and a waitress prior to her retirement...
Jo Hollis (08/19/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jo Dale Hollis, 62, who died Aug. 16, 2004, were: Christopher Lowe, Richard Shivers, Harold Brewer, Ricky Brewer, Wendell Haines and Jamie Brewer.
Jackie Mayberry (08/19/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Dora "Jackie" Mayberry, 88, died Aug. 18, 2004, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Born May 20, 1916, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late John Willie and Rhoda Steward Moore, she was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County and was of the General Baptist belief...
Elizabeth Schaefer (08/19/04)
SIKESTON - Laura Elizabeth Henry Schaefer, 83, died Aug. 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was a resident of the Bertrand Nursing Facility for the past two years. Born May 14, 1921, in New Madrid, daughter of the late James Dawson and Lula Ann Sanders Henry, she was a longtime member of St. ...
Dorothy Porter (08/19/04)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Mae Porter, 51, died Aug. 16, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 16, 1952, in Canalou, daughter of the late Lucious and Leola Perkins Flowers, she was a member of the West End Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as choir president. She retired from Macrotech Selastone in Chicago...
Leroy Luster (08/27/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Leroy Luster, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 25, 2004, at the Parkway Health and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis. Born Aug. 12, 1919, in Clarkdale, Ark., son of the late Joseph and Louise Banks Luster, he lived in Missouri for more than 60 years. A member of the New Homes Missionary Baptist Church in Oran, where he had served as deacon, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Betty Schatte (08/27/04)
ADVANCE - Betty S. Schatte, 69, died Aug. 25, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 29, 1934, at Biggers, Ark., daughter of the late Harry and Myrtie Yancy Kuykendall, she attended the Zalma General Baptist Church. On July 27, 1957, at Hernando, Miss., she married Charles Schatte who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2002...
Dorothy Wiseman (08/27/04)
JACKSON, Tenn. - Dorothy Laverne Conner Wiseman, 56, formerly of Haywood City and Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Aug. 25, 2004, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Born Sept. 17, 1947, in Memphis, daughter of the late Ross Conner Sr. ...
Bud Chapman (08/27/04)
ESSEX - Harold W. "Bud" "Hubcaps" Chapman, 71, died Aug. 26, 2004, at his home. Born April 16, 1933, in Hunterville, son of the late Clarence and Laudie Garner Chapman, he lived in Essex for the past 49 years. A graduate of Vanduser High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was co-owner of Chapman and Vaughn Fabricating and Steel Supply Co. in Dexter...
Mae Butler (08/27/04)
CHICAGO - Mae Willie Butler, 50, formerly of Florida, died Aug. 23, 2004, at the West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park. Born March 19, 1954, in Charleston, daughter of the late John and Willie Mae Treadwell Parker, she attended Charleston schools and lived in Chicago since 1981. She was a member of Liberty Temple Full Gospel Church in Chicago...
Edna Montgomery (08/27/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Edna Dirickson Montgomery, 90, who died Aug. 22, 2004, were: Chris Fowler, Kyle Hale, Tyler Cookson, Keith Dirickson, Wesley Faries and Ryan Greer.
Jeffrey Martin (08/29/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Jeffrey Ray Martin, 14, who died Aug. 24, 2004, were: Coty Neighbors, Scotty Norman, Bruce Richmond, Joshua Smith, Dustin Pardue and Billy Terrell.
Ellen Denton Blankenship (08/29/04)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Ellee Denton Coulter-Blankenship, 60, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 27, 2004, at Hot Springs following a brief illness. Born March 25, 1944, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William and Bess Denton, she was a 1962 graduate of Sikeston High School where she was drum major of the Sikeston Bulldogs Marching Band, a member of the Red Peppers and very active in many school activities...
Lesley Lancaster (08/29/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Lesley Jean Lancaster, 57, died Aug. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1947, at Painton, son of Clarisa Stewart Lancaster of Randles and the late Robert Lancaster, he graduated in 1965 from Bell City High School. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he retired as an assembler for the Chrysler Corporation in St. Louis after 30 years of service...
Mildred McMackins (08/29/04)
SIKESTON - Mildred McMackins, 86, died Aug. 27, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
William Filliangim (08/29/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - William Filliangim, 63, died Aug. 27, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Opal Harlan (08/29/04)
ST. CHARLES - Opal Harlan, 89, formerly of Grayridge, died Aug. 27, 2004, in St. Charles. Born Aug. 16, 1915, in Grayridge, she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Effie Garner. Her husband, Edmond H. Harlan, preceded her in death. Survivors include: two daughters, Helen Martin and Karen Wynne Davis of St. Charles; two sisters, Leo Lasater and Nola Pattengill of St. Louis; three brothers, Russ Garner, Carroll Garner and Loman Garner of Sikeston; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Bill Acord (08/29/04)
SIKESTON - Earnest A. "Bill" Acord, 95, died Aug. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 18, 1909, in Greenbriar to the late Burgess Franklin "B.F." and Mittie Frances Jeffries Acord, he was a self-employed farmer for over 60 years before retiring. He was a member of the First Christian Church...
Tommy McClain (08/29/04)
HAYTI - Thomas Lee "Tommy" McClain, 37, died Aug. 25, 2004, of injuries sustained in a pedestrian-vehicle traffic accident in Miner. Born Feb. 18, 1967, in Hayti, son of David J. McClain of Hayti and Lillian Brewer Evett of Caruthersville, he was a service manager for the Flying "J" Truck Stop in Matthews...
Betty McGregor (08/23/04)
SCOTT CITY -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Betty R. McGregor, 76, formerly of Sikeston, who died Aug. 20, 2004, were: Richard Ellbogen, Derieck Hodges, Steve Hodges, Jerry Patterson, Larry Shafer and Brett Stembel. Burial followed in the Sikeston City Cemetery...
Denzel Williams (08/24/04)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Denzel Williams, 91, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 21, 2004, in Little Rock. Williams earned a masters degree in music from the University of Missouri and was a musician and educator for seven decades. During the 1930s to 1990s he played saxophone in various bands and combos, including the Senior All-Stars in Southeast Missouri. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Dennis Humes (08/24/04)
O'FALLON - Dennis D. Humes, 50, died Aug. 18, 2004, at his home. Born May 26, 1954, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late Leslie and Della Humes. His wife, Patricia Humes, survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter, Ruth A. Humes of St. Peters; one son, Thomas D. Humes O'Fallon; and two brothers, U. Manford Humes of St. Louis and Ronald Gene Humes of Florida...
Donnie Pullen (08/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Donald Lee "Donnie" Pullen, 53, died at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 21, 2004, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 1, 1951, in Charleston to E.H. "Sonny" Pullen of Sikeston and the late Wanda Lee Hurley Pullen, he lived his entire life in Charleston where he was a member of the First Christian Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4294. Employed by Pullen Brothers Trucking Co. of Sikeston, he was also a member of the Sikeston Elks Lodge...
Vernon Cope (08/23/04)
GRADY, Ark. - Vernon Ray Cope, 59, died Aug. 17, 2004, in Grady. He was born April 12, 1945, in Batesville, son of the late Larry and Zonnie Cope. His wife, Inis Lee Cope, survives of Benton, Mo. Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Serena Cope of Morley, Mo., and Larry and Patty Cope of Oran, Mo.; two daughters, Jennifer Cope and Debbie Cope; two stepdaughters, Tina Larao of Sikeston and Connie Humphrey of Charleston, Mo.; and one stepson, Tony Worley of Sikeston...
Glenn Patton (08/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Glenn R. Patton, 76, died at 9:30 p.m., Aug. 22, 2004, at his residence in Charleston. Born Oct. 7, 1928, in Yell County, Ark., to the late Burl Monroe and Minnie Vandiver Patton, he was a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in agriculture and received his master's degree in extension education from the Uiversity of Missouri-Columbia. ...
Betty Dunning (08/24/04)
DEXTER -- Betty Sue Dunning, 69, died Aug. 23, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 22, 1935, at Malden, daughter of the late Edward and Virgie Griffin McMillion, she was a former seamstress for International Hat Co. and attended the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter...
Edna Montgomery (08/24/04)
PUXICO - Edna Dirickson Montgomery, 90, died Aug. 22, 2004, at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico. Born Nov. 25, 1913, in Poplar Bluff to the late John and Myrtle Williams Short, she had lived in Puxico since 1970 and had previously resided in Qulin and Poplar Bluff. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Puxico...
Bonnie Sliger (08/26/04)
DESOTO - Bonnie Lee Sliger, 63, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24, 2004, at the Baisch Nursing Home in DeSoto. Born Oct. 16, 1940, in New Madrid, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Edward and Hazel DeClue Bisher. She had lived in DeSoto for the past 10 years where she was a retired union cook with the Teamsters Health and Medical Camp 699 in Pevely...
Jeffrey Martin (08/26/04)
WAPPAPELLO - Jeffrey Ray Martin, 14, died Aug. 24, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, of injuries sustained in a pedestrian/automobile accident which occurred Monday in Wappapello. Born Feb. 23, 1990, in Rockford, Ill., son of Jackie Terrell and Kurt Steiner of Wappapello, he was a freshman at Puxico High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 416 in Wappapello...
'Catfish' Eftink (08/26/04)
ORAN - Norman "Catfish" Eftink, 65, died at 1:02 a.m. Aug. 25, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 18, 1938, in Oran, son of the late Frank John and Velma Ida Dannenmueller Eftink, he retired as owner and operator of E&F Masonry in Oran and was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Cecil Daugherty (08/26/04)
SIKESTON - Cecil Stoker Daugherty, 93, died Aug. 25, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 27, 1910, in Matthews, son of the late Benjamin Gaither and Bertie May Stoker Daugherty, he was a retired farmer and member of Tanner Street Church of God...
Bill Acord (08/30/04)
SIKESTON - Earnest A. "Bill" Acord, 95, died Aug. 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 18, 1909, in Greenbriar to the late Burgess Franklin "B.F." and Mittie Frances Jeffries Acord, he was a self-employed farmer for over 60 years before retiring. He was a member of the First Christian Church...
Bud Chapman (08/30/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Harold "Bud" Chapman, 71, who died Aug. 26, 2004, were: Gale Stewart, C.D. Stewart, Stan Lumsden, Jim Jones, Roger Cooper and Bryan Merritt. Honorary pallbearers were: Leo Tibbs, Audry Fralick, George Hampton, Bernard Banken, John Banken, Bill Pierce, Marsh Watkins and Charles Corlew...
Mildred McMackins (08/30/04)
SIKESTON - Mildred Wilson McMackins, 86, died at 4:40 p.m. Aug. 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 14, 1918, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late William Henry and Lula Ring Huntley, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
William Davis (08/30/04)
BENTON - William R. Davis, 86, died Aug. 29, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Kathleen Jackson (08/30/04)
ORAN - Kathleen Jackson, 87, died Aug. 30, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Virgie LaRue (08/30/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Virgie LaRue, 99, who died Aug. 25, 2004, were: Don Lafferty, Jerry Lafferty, Kip Lafferty, Bill Roberts, Earl Gibson and Mike Gibson.
Lelia Boldrey (08/30/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Leila Mae Boldrey, 78, died Aug. 29, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Born Sept. 1, 1925, in Cora City, Ill., daughter of the late Benjamin Edler and Anna Dorothy Boedeker Boldrey, she graduated from Chester (Ill.) High School and was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church and Chapter BI of PEO Sisterhood. A secretary for the Southeast Missouri State University Math Department for 23 years, she was a volunteer for Southeast Missouri Hospital, the police station and the Lutheran Home...