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Obituaries from October 2004

Warren Wilson (10/12/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Warren C. Wilson, 82, died Oct. 12, 2004, at his residence in East Prairie. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Robert Carrow (10/12/04)
SAPULPA, Okla. - Robert Leeman Carrow, 71, formerly of Morley, Mo., died at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 10, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 25, 1932, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Robert William and Ethelene Hodge, he had worked as a construction worker and painter before becoming a minister. He served as a minister of the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Joplin, Mo., for 20 years before retiring and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church International...
Carl Becker (10/12/04)
WASHINGTON, Ill. - Carl Dean Becker, 65, died at 2:47 p.m. Oct. 7, 2004, at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born Jan. 27, 1939, son of Artrue Lloyd Becker of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Ora Elizabeth Jordon Becker, he was a welder in Building LL for the Caterpillar Tractor Company for more than 30 years. He was a member of UAW Local 974, Peoria Harley Hogs and A.B.A.T.E...
Harold Worth (10/12/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Harold Eugene Worth Sr., 62, died Sept. 30, 2004, at the Abbey Nursing Home in St. Petersburg, Fla. Born April 30, 1942, at Clines Island, son of the late Vallee Brook and Julie Bell Retting Worth, he was a boilermaker in ship building for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War...
Aura Harper (10/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Aura Harper, 95, who died Oct. 7, 2004, at Blytheville, Ark., will be members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and AMVETS Posts: Charles Meunier, Mike Watson, Gerald Rogers, Fred Dock, Lloyd "Beans" Evans and Gerald Yeargain...
Alfred Burton (10/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Alfred Merrill Burton, 63, died at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 11, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 17, 1941, in Elaine, Ark., son of the late Louie and Ruby Burton, he had worked as a road construction heavy equipment operator, a farmer and a handyman for Otis Morris. He was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Harrel L. Page (10/12/04)
PUXICO - Harrel L. Page, 85, died Oct. 12, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born May 2, 1919, in Stoddard County to the late Albert Sidney Johnson and Maggie Mae Eason Page, he had lived his entire life in the Puxico area where he was a retired livestock farmer...
Lorene Crider (10/12/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lorene Crider, 90, who died Oct. 9, 2004, were her grandsons: David A. Crider, Kevin L. Crider, James Crider, Douglas Crider, Dennis Crider and Stacey Landers...
Howard Graham (10/18/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Howard Graham, 83, died Oct. 16, 2004, at the Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Born Jan. 20, 1921, in Steele, to the late Utree and Onie Burton Graham, he was an elder and song leader of the Church of Christ, a past member of the Portageville Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army...
Bill Patterson (10/17/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for George "Bill" Patterson, 61, who died Oct. 11, 2004, were: Brent Shipman, Cody Shipman, Luke Hogan, Ronnie Bowling, Mike Stroud and Brian Gray.
Edna Woodward (10/17/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Edna Belken Woodward 91, of Farmington, who died Oct. 10, 2004, were: Joe Sushinski, John Cywinski, Chris Walton, Scott Woodward, Andrew Woodward and Dylan Woodward...
Geneva Page (10/17/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Geneva L. Page, 84, who died Oct. 13, 2004, were: Jim Greene, Glenn Greene, Marion Greene, Jerry Cooper, James Cooper, Ted Eftink and A.J. Eftink.
Bobbie Keown (10/17/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bobbie Rex Keown, 71, died Oct. 13, 2004, in Ferriday, La. Born July 1, 1933, in New Madrid, son of the late Cecil and Pearl Oliver Keown, he retired as a salesman for Watercraft. He was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Martha Riley (10/17/04)
NEW MADRID - Martha Stephens "Momo" Riley, 89, died Oct. 15, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1914, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Ferninand Maddox and Martha Virginia Prather, she was a homemaker, retired teacher's aide and member of Immaculate Conception Church...
Herbert Luippold (10/01/04)
ST. LOUIS - Herbert A. Luippold Sr. died Sept. 29, 2004. A veteran of World War II, he was a 55-year member of Carpenter's Union Local No. 5 and past commander of VFW Post 4202. Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela J. and Daniel Pugh, Beverly and Mark Stevener and Laura and Phillip Roemmich; one son Herbert A. Luippold Jr.; six grandchildren, Heather, Sarah, Stephanie, Ashley, Rachel and Brittany; and one great-grandchild, Nino...
Mabel George (10/01/04)
DEXTER - Mabel E. George, 89, died Sept. 30, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born March 22, 1915, in Winston County, Miss., daughter of the late William Steven and Nannie Farish Clay, she lived in Ravenden Springs, Ark., for 20 years, where she was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star and returned to Dexter in 1989. She was of the Methodist belief...
Rhonda Wright (10/01/04)
DONIPHAN - Rhonda Wright, 38, died at 4:42 a.m. Sept. 30, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 30, 1966, in Charleston, daughter of Wilburn E. Pendergrass of Naylor and Reba Faye Woods Barnett of Sikeston, she was affiliated with Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston...
James Simpson (10/01/04)
SIKESTON - James C. Simpson Jr., 58, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 30, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 26, 1946, in Diehlstadt, son of Beulah D. Poley Everly of Charleston and the late James C. Simpson Sr., he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam war and member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319. He was of the Baptist belief...
J.P. Bramlett (10/01/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - J.P. Bramlett, 17, died at 3:15 a.m. Sept. 30, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 6, 1987, at Shawnee, Okla., son of Randy O'Dell Bramlett of East Prairie and Janet Denise Parsons Bramlett of Troy, Tenn., he was a senior at East Prairie High School. He was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Rosemary Bowen (10/01/04)
DONIPHAN - Rosemary Christine Bowen, 56, died Sept. 28, 2004, at her home. Born July 28, 1948, in Blytheville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Bruce O. and Willodene Ferguson Martin. In 1967 in Richland, S.C., she married William Bowen, who survives of the home...
Nancy Barnes (10/01/04)
BERNIE - Nancy Imogene Barnes, 76, died Sept. 30, 2004, in East Prairie. Born Oct. 27, 1927, in Carroll County, Tenn., daughter of the late H.F. and Annie Meal Tate Sr., she retired from Brown Shoe Company in Bernie and was of the Baptist belief. On Oct. 2, 1946, at Corinth, Miss., she married Grady Barnes who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2000...
Sonny Pullen (10/03/04)
SIKESTON - E.H. "Sonny" Pullen, 86, formerly of Diehlstadt, died at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 1, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Sept. 1, 1918, in Pemiscot County, son of the late Alfred Edwin and Arto Oakley Pullen, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was a self-employed truck driver and member of the Southside Baptist Church in Charleston...
Deloma Colwell (10/01/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Deloma "Toots" Colwell, 80, died Sept. 29, 2004, at The Cedargate in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 14, 1924, in Fisk, daughter of the late Everett H. and Ossie A. Walker Hall, she lived in Arizona before moving to Poplar Bluff in 1992. She was a retired business owner...
Bettly Kerley (10/03/04)
DUDLEY - Betty Jean Kerley, 52, died at 8:02 a.m. Sept. 30, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 12, 1951, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Howard Ross, she was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church at Rock Hill...
Sarah Redden (10/03/04)
CLARKTON - Sarah Glenda Redden, 64, died Sept. 30, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 14, 1940, in Portageville, daughter of the late George W. and Florence Birdsong Hopkins, she was of the Baptist belief. On Jan. 6, 1953, at Caruthersville, she married Melvin Neal "Pete" Redden who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2002...
Alma Mashek (10/03/04)
ADVANCE - Alma Loar Mashek, 83, died Oct. 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 18, 1921, in Advance, daughter of the late Jacob and Loar Jenkins Tropf, she retired as head teller for the Bank of Advance, where she was employed for 40 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star in Advance...
Nellie Tanner (10/15/04)
NEW MADRID - Nellie Tanner, 93, died Oct. 13, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 26, 1910, in Conran, daughter of the late Jim Neopolian and Ella Louise Shephard Price, she was a charter member of the First United Pentecostal Church in New Madrid...
Carolyn Bowles (10/15/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Carolyn Bowles, formerly of East Prairie, died Oct. 15, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Rosemary Duggins (10/15/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Rosemary Duggins, 72, died Oct. 15, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1932, in Portageville, daughter of Grace Cooke DeLisle of Portageville and the late Bernard DeLisle, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church...
Martha Riley (10/15/04)
NEW MADRID - Martha S. Riley, 89, died Oct. 15, 2004, at her home in New Madrid. Visitation is tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday at the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid where a Parish Rosary is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. A funeral Mass is planned for Monday at Immaculate Conception Church in New Madrid...
Marjorie Clubb (10/15/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pallbearers at services for Marjorie Jane Clubb, 71, who died Oct. 12, 2004, were: Michael "Mike" Goskie, Darrall "Chip" Lemons, Bill Hess, Dean Campbell, Martin Limbaugh and Ray Preston. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau with burial in the Whitener Cemetery. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Pete Chaney (10/15/04)
SIKESTON - Carl P. "Pete" Chaney Jr., 50, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 14, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 2, 1954, in Peoria, Ill., son of the late Carl P. and Bertie Irene Hurley Chaney, he was a truck driver. Survivors include: one son, Ronny Chaney of Sikeston; four daughters, Heather Chaney and Leslie Moreland of Ellsinore and Megan Chaney and Hollie Stoner of Sikeston; one brother, Clarence Chaney of Sikeston; one sister, Carla Heabel of St. ...
Joe Ray (10/21/04)
SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Joe William Ray, 75, died Oct. 19, 2004, at Hardin County General Hospital in Savannah. Born May 16, 1929, in Wayne County, son of the late Oliver and Ester Ray, he was a member of Souls Harvest Church of God and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Thelma Marshall (10/21/04)
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. - Thelma Irene Marshall, 80, died Oct. 18, 2004, at the Sheridan Health Care Center in Zion. Born May 24, 1924, in Morehouse, Mo., daughter of the late Jesse Pillar and Bendia Melinda Graham Culbertson, she lived in the Jackson area from 1983 until 1998 when she moved to Lyons, N.Y. She moved to North Chicago in 2000 and was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Myrtle Holland (10/21/04)
BATESVILLE, Ark. - Myrtle A. Holland, 91, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died Oct. 20, 2004, in Batesville. Born Jan. 31, 1913, in Sedgewickville, Mo., daughter of the late Benton and Cora Conrad Murray, she lived in Batesville since 1998 and was a member of the Assembly of God Church...
Charles Hill (10/21/04)
LANCASTER, Calif. - Charles G. Hill, 71, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 12, 2004, Lancaster. Born Nov. 13, 1932, in Sikeston, son of the late Marvin and Lena Hill, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. His wife, Helen Boardman Hill, preceded him in death...
Herbert Collier (10/20/04)
PLANO, Texas - Herbert B. Collier Jr., 72, died Oct. 18, 2004, at his home in Plano. Born Oct. 13, 1932, in Paducah, Ky., son of the late Herbert B. Collier Sr. and Selma Attebury Collier, he attended grade school and high school in Paducah, graduating from Dorian Private School. ...
Henry Stevens (10/14/04)
BERNIE - Henry Stevens, 85, died Oct. 13, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Pete Chaney (10/14/04)
SIKESTON -- Pete Chaney, 50, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 14, 2004, at his home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Nellie Smith (10/14/04)
SIKESTON - Nellie Tanner Smith, 93, formerly of New Madrid, died Oct. 13, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Lester R. Miller (10/14/04)
BERNIE - Lester R. Miller, 86, died Oct. 13, 2004, at the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center in Malden. Born April 15, 1918, at Belleville, Ark., to the late George Timothy and Polly Edwards Miller, he had served in the Bernie National Guard Company C of the 140th Infantry which was activated for duty in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed in farming...
Walter Tanner (10/14/04)
SIKESTON - Walter M. Tanner, 79, died Oct. 8, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 25, 1925, in Puxico to the late Walter and Alzady Woods Tanner, he was a chef at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. Survivors include: four sons, Jimmy Tanner of Las Vegas and Johnathan Tanner, Benjamin Tanner and Thomas Tanner of Marston; one brother, Benny Tanner of Marston; and one sister, Mildred Patillo of Marston...
Rex Keown (10/14/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bobbie Rex Keown, 71, died Oct. 13, 2004, in Ferriday, La. Born July 1, 1933, in New Madrid, Mo., to the late Cecil and Pearl Oliver Keown, he was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a retired salesman for Watercraft...
Ethel Thomas (10/20/04)
LILBOURN - Ethel B. "Blue" Thomas, 74, died Oct. 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 29, 1930, in Burdette, Ark., daughter of the late Dan and Anna Webb Young, she lived in Missouri for more than 50 years. She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Edna Woods (10/20/04)
SIKESTON - Edna Knox Woods, 96, died Oct. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 27, 1908, in McCool, Miss., daughter of the late Wesley and Iva Ashford Knox, she lived in Missouri for more than 82 years. She attended Lincoln School, was a cook for several area families and was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir...
Myrtle Simpson (10/20/04)
LILBOURN - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn for Myrtle Simpson, 94, who died Oct. 18, 2004, were: Mike Dambach, Grant Dambach, Tim Dambach, Barry Mitchem, Al Mitchem and Jon Giddens. Honorary pallbearers were: Adam Dambach, Greg Dambach and Ben Dambach...
Lillian Lawson (10/20/04)
LILBOURN - Lillian Jackson Lawson, 77, died Oct. 18, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 21, 1927, in Luxora, Ark., daughter of the late Garrett and Erma Long Moore, she was a lifetime member of the Barnes Ridge Church in East Prairie...
Charley Gordon (10/20/04)
LILBOURN - Charley Gordon, 79, died Oct. 17, 2004, at his home. Born April 10, 1925, in Kemper County, Miss., he was the son of the late Charley and Florence McCaleb Gordon. Survivors include: three sons, Raymond Gordon of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Rodger Gordon and Tony Gordon of Milwaukee; six daughters, Betty Logwood of Milan, Mich., Bobbie Gordon of Lilbourn, Sarah Gordon, Jacqueline Gordon and Calvary Gordon of Milwaukee and Douie Harrison of Phoenix; two brothers, Ezell Gordon of Collinsville, Miss., and James Gordon of Clayton, N.Y.; six sisters, Hattie Davis and Leanora Porter of Rockford, Ill., Ella Burrage of Clarksdale, Miss., Irene Heags of Bobo, Miss., Lena Mae Bailey of Lyons, Miss., Jeanie Mae Whitley of Wauchula, Fla., and Essie Mae Warren of Chicago; and 37 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.. ...
Patty Bone (10/20/04)
CHARLESTON - Arrangements for Patty Bone, 88, of Charleston, who died Oct. 18, 2004, have been changed. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Charleston...
Bill Biler (10/14/04)
SAN JACINTO, Calif. - William Thompson "Bill" Biler, 69, died Oct. 6, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 4, 1934, in Lilbourn, Mo., he was the son of the late Eugene and Luella Thompson Biler. On April 16, 1955, he married Sarah Evelyn Mills who survives of San Jacinto...
Bettie Chronister (10/14/04)
LAKE CITY, Ark. -- Bettie L. Chronister, 77, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. Born May 17, 1927, in Sikeston, to the late Henry and Fannie Roush Bolden, she worked for over 20 years for the American Electric Co. in Jonesboro. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro and a former member of the Junior Auxiliary at St. Bernards Hospital...
Bernice Cowan (10/14/04)
NEW MADRID - Janie Bernice Cowan, 71, died Oct. 12, 2004, at her home. Born May 29, 1933, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Walter and Janie Lee Fox, she had been a resident of the county for 67 years and was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in New Madrid where she had been a Sunday school teacher for 34 years. She had also lived in Chicago; Flint, Mich.; and Portageville...
Mary Swift (10/14/04)
HAYWARD -- Mary Mildred Swift, 86, died Oct. 6, 2004, at the Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Born Nov. 1, 1917, in Bay City, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Sarah Ethel Hodge and Oscar Eli Babb. On Jan. 25, 1935, she married George Eugene "Jake" Swift, who preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2003...
Geneva Page (10/14/04)
SIKESTON - Geneva L. Page, 84, died at 4:03 p.m. Oct. 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 1, 1920, in Lilbourn to the late Hugh and Ethel Ward Taylor, she was a homemaker and a member of the Tanner Street Church of God. On July 20, 1935, at Benton, she married the Rev. J. Marshall Page, who preceded her in death on July 26, 1995...
Robert Carrow (10/14/04)
KENNETT -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Kennett for Robert Carrow, 71, formerly of Morley, who died Oct. 10, 2004, were: Collin Cooke, Gabe Shipp, Ben Shipp, Dan Cooke, Jack York and Harold Sheppard...
Marjorie Clubb (10/14/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Marjorie Jane Clubb, 71, our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to heaven on Oct. 12, 2004. Born Nov. 7, 1932, in Delta, daughter of the late Samuel Harvey and Hattie Mae Roberts Crader, she was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and was a certified nurses's aide with private duty nursing...
Herman Diebold (10/14/04)
KELSO - Herman Eugene Diebold, 82, formerly of Benton, died at 1:40 p.m. Oct. 12, 2004, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 27, 1922, in Benton, son of the late Frank and Ida Bollinger Diebold, he was a salesman for Anderson Parks and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He attended the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Mary Stevens (10/10/04)
JACKSON - Mary Louise Stevens, 88, died Oct. 7, 2004, at the Jackson Manor. Born Dec. 6, 1915, in Dexter, daughter of the late Charles and Cora Jones Walker, she was of the Pentecostal belief and lived in Dexter before moving to Jackson eight years ago...
Janet Faire (10/08/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Janet Faire, 69, died at 11:07 a.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 2, 1931, in Holland, Mich., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith, she lived for the past 18 years in East Prairie where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church. She was a cook for the East Prairie R-2 School District for many years...
Richard Lucy (10/08/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Richard M. Lucy, 84, of Blytheville, Ark., and formerly of Sikeston, who died Oct. 5, 2004, were: Robert Cagle, Roy Cagle, Phillip Westridge, David Yarbrough, Jordan Lucy and Blake Lucy...
Alan Britton (10/08/04)
SIKESTON - Dexter Alan Britton, 44, formerly of Woodlawn, Tenn., died Oct. 7, 2004, at his home. Born May 28, 1960, in Sikeston, son of Robert Dee Britton and Carol Lemmons Smith of Sikeston, he was a helicopter mechanic for Dyncorp Inc. at Fort Campbell, Ky., and formerly attended Shady Acres Church of Christ and the Crowder Church of Christ. ...
Grindel Daniel (10/08/04)
SIKESTON - Grindel Loran Daniel, 34, died Oct. 6, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 23, 1969, in Sikeston, daughter of Willie B. Daniel of Sikeston and the late John Turk, she attended West End Missionary Baptist Church and was a graduate of Sikeston High School...
Aura Harper (10/08/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Aura Harper, 94, formerly of the Sikeston, Mo., area, died Oct. 7, 2004, at the Heritage Square Nursing Center in Blytheville. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Thelma Hicks (10/08/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Thelma M. Hicks, 97, who died Oct. 2, 2004, were: Alan Hicks, Derry Hicks, Gary Hicks, Ronnie Hicks, Jerry Nystrom and Mark Nystrom.
Ruth Greer (10/08/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ruth Marie Greer, 93, died at 2:15 a.m. Oct. 8, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 11, 1911, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late George and Flora Ann Duffy Schneider, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She retired as a cafeteria worker for the A.J. Martin School and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Lester Triplett (10/08/04)
CHAFFEE - James Lester Triplett, 79, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 6, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1925, in Dexter, he was the son of the late H.C. and Effie Elizabeth Duncan Triplett. A former member of the Morley Church of God, he was currently a member of Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston...
Lorene Crider (10/10/04)
SIKESTON - Lorene Crider, 90, died at 4:10 a.m. Oct. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Fannie Fodge (10/10/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Fannie Lou Fodge, 95, formerly of Blodgett, who died Oct. 6, 2004, were: Frank Hart, J.D. McClark, Janie Wagner, Billy Allen, Vyron Fodge and Tim Fodge.
Alan Britton (10/10/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Dexter Alan Britton, 44, who died Oct. 7, 2004, will be: Tom Britton, Jim Britton, Bob Britton, Mike Britton, Jay Britton and Joe Britton. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home...
Daniel Gier (10/10/04)
CHARLESTON - Daniel James Gier, 55, died at 2 a.m. Oct. 9, 2004, at his home. Born March 13, 1949, in Cairo, Ill., son of Loretta Carr Gier of Charleston and the late Lawrence Gier, he was a lifelong resident of Charleston. He earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau and was a teacher at the Charleston Middle School for 28 years before retiring in 2002. ...
Marjorie Black (10/10/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Marjorie M. Black, 74, died Oct. 8, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Born June 26, 1930, near Dexter, daughter of the late David L. and Ada Harris Jarrell, she was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield, where she was a member of the Church of Christ. She had been employed as a seamstress for Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield...
Mike Ellis (10/27/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Michael "Mike" Ellis, 60, died Oct. 26, 2004, in Portageville. Born Nov. 23, 1943, in Wardell, he was the son of Dixie Chappell Ellis, who died Oct. 10, 1999, and Woodrow Ellis, who died March 21, 1989. He was employed by the Mark Ellis Farms...
Dub Kelley (10/27/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for William Thomas "Dub" Kelley Sr., 78, who died Oct. 23, 2004, were: Thomas Kelley, Jerry Kelley, Dustin Kelley, Wesley Kelley, Brooks Kelley and Mike Denbow. Chuck Monan, a Church of Christ minister, officiated...
Slick Conyers (10/27/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Slick Conyers, 81, died at 3:05 a.m. Oct. 27, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Cleo "Ick" Bain (10/27/04)
SCOTT CITY - Cleo Neville "Ick" Bain, 95, died at 7:40 a.m. Oct. 26, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 3, 1909, in Advance, son of the late Jessie Cleveland and Mary Francis "Fanny" Thorpe Bain, he retired in 1971 as an engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers...
Slick Conyers (10/28/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Slick Conyers, 81, died at 3:05 a.m. Oct. 27, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born July 15, 1923, in Sugartree, son of the late Fred and Bertha Bisher Conyers, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was of the Baptist belief. A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, he retired from Noranda Aluminum, where he was a maintenance mechanic...
John Griffin (10/28/04)
BRANSON - John Griffin, 67, formerly of Charleston, died at 9:20 a.m. Oct. 27, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 21, 1937, in Charleston, son of the late Leland Britton and Willie Mae "Bill" Baker Griffin, he lived in Branson for many years and was a self-employed building contractor...
Darrell Brown (10/13/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Darrell Gene Brown, 51, died Oct. 11, 2004, at his home in Portageville. Born Sept. 6, 1953, in the Jay Wye community, to Hazel Green Brown of Portageville and the late Clarence Wilbur Brown, he was employed with Seigel-Roberts Inc. in Portageville. A member of the Assembly of God Church in Portageville, he served as a past commander for the Royal Rangers...
Lawrence Jenkins (10/13/04)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Retired U.S. Naval Commander Lawrence Jacob Jenkins, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 30, 2004, at his home in San Antonio. Born June 23, 1936, in St. Louis to the late Esther and Lawrence Jenkins, he served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and was commanding officer of the Naval Toxicology Unit at the time of his retirement...
Edna Woodward (10/13/04)
FARMINGTON - Edna Belken Woodward, 91, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 10, 2004, at the Farmington Presbyterian Manor Nursing Home. Born Dec. 12, 1912, in Libertyville, daughter of the late Sen. Charles John Belken and Jane "Jennie" Sonderman Belken, she was a member of St. ...
Bill Patterson (10/13/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- George W. "Bill" Patterson, 61, died Oct. 11, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center. Born Aug. 6, 1943, in Clarksville, Ark., son of Leonia Hyatt Patterson of Grayridge and the late John Henry Patterson, he had lived in the Grayridge area most of his life. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a retired carpenter...
Doris Owens (10/13/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Doris E. Owens, 71, died Oct. 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 25, 1932, near East Prairie, daughter of the late Fayette and Christine Marshall, she served as East Prairie city collector for nearly 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of East Prairie...
Herman Diebold (10/13/04)
KELSO - Herman E. Diebold, 82, died Oct. 12, 2004, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Benton is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Kate Hester (10/13/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Wilma "Kate" Hester, 93, died Oct. 12, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 27, 1911, in Idalia, daughter of the late W.M. "Bill" and Birdie Kirby Robinson, she had lived most of her life in the Idalia and Bloomfield communities. She had attended the Idalia General Baptist Church...
Robert Carrow (10/13/04)
SAPULPA, Okla. - Robert Leeman Carrow, 71, formerly of Morley, Mo., died at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 10, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 25, 1932, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Robert William and Ethelene Hodge, he had worked as a construction worker and painter before becoming a minister. He served as a minister of the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Joplin, Mo., for 20 years before retiring and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church International...
Warren Wilson (10/13/04)
EAST PRAIRIE- Warren Chester Wilson, 82, formerly of St. Louis, died Oct. 12, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 2, 1922, in East Prairie, son of the late John and Ethel Mae Neely Wilson, he worked for Opportunity Incorporated in St. Louis from 1959-91 and was of the Baptist belief...
Mary Spalding (10/28/04)
BENTON - Mary J. Spalding, 100, died at 11:10 p.m. Oct. 25, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 22, 1903, in Kelso, daughter of the late John and Louise Logel Enderle, she was a 4-H leader and involved in senior citizens. She attended St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton and was a school bus driver for the Kelso C-7 and Benton/Kelly School districts...
Edith Carter (10/28/04)
DEXTER - Edith Carter, 94, died Oct. 26, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Jan. 17, 1910, at Ellsinore, daughter of the late Robert Freeman and Sarah Rhoda "Pink" Boyer Cates, she worked in the housekeeping department for Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie, where she was a Sunday school teacher...
J.D. Bratcher (10/28/04)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for J.D. Bratcher, 71, who died Oct. 24, 2004, were: Dennie Bratcher, David Keown, Gary Watkins Jr., Mike Sherritze, Mike Mitchner, James Spoon, Junior Barton and Wayne Barton...
James T. Moore (10/29/04)
DEXTER - James T. Moore, 88, died Oct. 29, 2004, at the Cypress Point HealthCare in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
James Moore (10/31/04)
DEXTER - James T. Moore, 88, died Oct. 29, 2004, at Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Dec. 22, 1915, in Paragould, Ark., he had been a railroad conductor for Union Pacific and Cotton Belt railroads. A member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, he was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodges in Dexter and Hornersville and member of the Shriners...
Roscoe Duncan (10/29/04)
DEXTER - Roscoe M. Duncan, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 29, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born May 1, 1919, in Osceola, Ark., son of the late Ben A. and Ella Chappell Duncan, he lived in Dexter since 1992, where he attended Calvary Baptist Church. A former resident of St. Joseph, La., where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and graduate of St. Joseph High School, he worked for a civil engineer service and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft...
Gary Moore (10/29/04)
INDIANAPOLIS - Gary Losin Moore, 52, died Oct. 25, 2004, at the Freedom Home in Indianapolis. Born June 2, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Vera Geneva Simmons Moore of Cape Girardeau and the late Joseph Losin Moore, he served in the U.S. Navy from Nov. 26, 1969, to Oct. 13, 1971...
James Moore (10/31/04)
DEXTER - James T. Moore, 88, died Oct. 29, 2004, at Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Dec. 22, 1915, in Paragould, Ark., he had been a railroad conductor for Union Pacific and Cotton Belt railroads. A member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, he was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodges in Dexter and Hornersville and member of the Shriners...
Hazel Elliott (10/31/04)
CHAFFEE - Hazel Naydean Elliott, 86, formerly of Belleville, Ill., died at 2:46 a.m. Oct. 29, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born Aug. 24, 1918, in Zalma, daughter of the late Frank Charles and Lillie May Estes Looney, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee. She was a waitress for the Mayfair Hotel and Bel Air East Motel in St. Louis before retiring...
Linda Morgan (10/31/04)
JACKSON - Linda Lou Morgan, 63, died Oct. 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 10, 1941, in Dixon, daughter of the late Otis and Hilda Box Pendleton, she was affiliated with the Church of God in Cape Girardeau. On June 19, 1962, in St. Louis, she married Frank Donald Morgan who preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1993...
Lou Ella Peters (10/31/04)
PERRYVILLE - Lou Ella Peters, 73, formerly of Gideon, died Oct. 29, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 17, 1931, at Lavalle, daughter of the late John and Francis Garner Trammell, she retired after 17 years of employment as a line worker for Federal Mogul. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in St. Mary's...
Marjorie Kirkpatrick (10/31/04)
BENTON - Marjorie Kathryn Kirkpatrick, 92, died Oct. 29, 2004, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Pauline Metheny (10/18/04)
CANALOU -- Pauline E. Metheny, 77, died at 5:06 a.m. Oct. 18, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Bud Douglas (10/18/04)
LILBOURN - John S. "Bud" Douglas, 86, died Oct. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home.
Hazel Hardy (10/18/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hazel Hardy, 94, formerly of Essex, died Oct. 16, 2004, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 28, 1910, at Essex, daughter of the late Randall and Sarah Jane Taylor Langley, she was a homemaker and had lived in Cape Girardeau for the past four years. She had been active in the Cotton Boll Girl Scout Council...
Mary Haney (10/18/04)
DEXTER -- Mary Alice Haney, 64, died Oct. 16, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 26, 1940, in Pyletown, daughter of the late Harley and Norma Dowdy Jennings, she was a former employee of Paramount Hat Manufacturing Co. in Dexter...
Milton Talley (10/18/04)
CANTON, Ill. -- Milton Harold Talley, 64, died at 10:50 a.m. Oct. 16, 2004, at his home in Canton. Born Oct. 25, 1939, in Gideon, Mo., son of the late John and Ethel Stewart Talley, he was a self-employed painter and truck driver. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
'Crockett' Henry (10/18/04)
NEW MADRID - David Allen "Crockett" Henry, 59, died Oct. 15, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. He was born June 30, 1945, in the Higgerson community in New Madrid County to the late John Dee Henry Sr. and Almeida Porter Henry. Survivors include: four brothers, William Henry of Marston, Richard Henry of Lilbourn and John Dee Henry Jr. ...
Kate Hester (10/18/04)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Wilma "Kate" Hester, 93, who died Oct. 12, 2004, were: John McQuire, Tony Rickman, Robert Beyer, Darrell Beyer, Ed Lefler and Eric Lefler.
Carolyn Boles (10/18/04)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Carolyn Boles, 59, formerly of East Prairie, died Oct. 15, 2004, at her home in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 24, 1945, at Catron, daughter of the late Arthur C. and Virginia M. Williford Clubbs, she had lived in Poplar Bluff for the past 17 years and was a member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church...
Martha Riley (10/18/04)
NEW MADRID - Martha Stephens "Momo" Riley, 89, died Oct. 15, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1914, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Ferninand and Martha Virginia Prather Maddox, she was a homemaker, retired teacher's aide and member of Immaculate Conception Church...
Gains Hodges (10/18/04)
BERNIE -- Gains Harding Hodges, 83, died Oct. 16, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 3, 1920, in Berden, Okla., son of the late William Walter and Dixie Lee Brownen Hodges, he retired from the Missouri Highway Department in 1972. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist belief...
Lloyd Harris (10/18/04)
SIKESTON - Lloyd G. Harris, 87, died Oct. 17, 2004, at John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Nov. 16, 1916, in Tennessee, son of the late James and Hattie Newberry Harris, he was an auto mechanic for Sharp Buick and later a self-employed filling station operator in Sikeston. A U.S. Army veteran of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, he was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church...
Rudella Roslen (10/07/04)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for Rudella Katherine Roslen, 63, who died Oct. 6, 2004, were: Michael Roslen, Joey Seiler, Gil Roslen, David Roslen, Scott Jones and Gary Lutes...
Eugene Mitchell (10/07/04)
ESSEX - Vernon Eugene Mitchell, 62, died Oct. 5, 2004, at his home in rural Essex. Born July 12, 1942, in Dexter, son of the late Frank and Inez Wilson Mitchell, he was a self-employed truck operator and member of the Essex Church of Christ. On Dec. 8, 1973, in Dexter, he married Trish Tolbert who survives of the home...
Lucille York (10/07/04)
JACKSON - Lucille Marie Lovell York, 95, died Oct. 5, 2004, at the Jackson Manor. Born Sept. 4, 1909, in Dorchester, Ill., daughter of the late John Harmon and Maymie Caroline Gorham Lovell, she had operated York's Highway 51 Service Station at Lutesville, which she sold in 1974 and then moved to Lutesville. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church in Marble Hill...
Mary Stevens (10/07/04)
JACKSON - Mary Louise Stevens, 88, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 7, 2004, at the Jackson Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Swift (10/07/04)
HAYWARD - Mary Mildred Swift, 86, died Oct. 6, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Marilyn McGary (10/07/04)
ST. LOUIS - Marilyn McGary, 48, died Oct. 4, 2004, in St. Louis. Born June 4, 1956, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Thomas and Elvira Jennings McGary, she graduated from the Waterloo East High School and was employed by Western Union Communications until 1980...
Nanie Mary Bowles (10/07/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Nanie Mary Bowles, 87, formerly of Charleston, died at 2 p.m. Oct. 5, 2004, at the Westwood Hills Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 4, 1917, at Pontotoc, Miss., to the late Frank and Rushie Blaylock, she had lived in Poplar Bluff for the past 25 years having lived in Winter Park, Fla., and Charleston a number of years prior to that. She was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Fannie Fodge (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Fannie Lou Fodge, 95, formerly of Blodgett, died at 10:40 a.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 17, 1908, in Anniston, daughter of the late Ernest D. and Berten W. McGrew Peck, she was a member of the Blodgett Baptist Church. She was employed with the International Shoe Company in Sikeston for 35 years...
Richard Lucy (10/06/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Richard M. Lucy, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 10:20 a.m. Oct. 5, 2004, at the Westminster Retirement Village in Blytheville. Born Jan. 2, 1919, in Laforge, Mo., to the late Fed and Mary Lucy, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a former member of the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston. He worked as a superintendent of the water department for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities...
Mary Bowles (10/06/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Mary N. Bowles, 87, formerly of Charleston, died at 2 p.m. Oct. 5, 2004, at the Westwood Hills Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Joe Justice (10/05/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joe Justice, 65, died Oct. 4, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 18, 1938, in Fulton, Miss., he was the son of the late Noel and Zellie Mae Camp Justice. On June 7, 2001, he married Nadine Hampton who survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons, Terry Winchester of Franklin, Tenn., and Joey Justice of Phoenix; two daughters, Doris Ann Stedronsky of Thompsonville, Mich., and Becky Garcia of Tinley Park, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Linda Johnson of Sikeston and Brooke Winchester of Portageville; one brother, Johnny Justice of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Debbie Miller and Mary Nell of Bentonville, Ark., and Ellen Woolbright of Campbell; and six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and several great-grandchildren.. ...
Lucille Cook (10/05/04)
JACKSON - Lucille Cook, 82, died Oct. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 28, 1921, in Whitewater, daughter of the late Lee and Ida Barks Huffman, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson where she was active with the adult Sunday school. ...
Preston McKinley (10/05/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Preston Lee McKinley, 48, formerly of Bertrand, died at 4:05 a.m. Oct. 4, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 13, 1955, in Sikeston, son of Joyce Ezzell McKinley of Bertrand and the late Horace Lee McKinley, he lived in Bertrand most of his life. He was employed in construction and was of the Methodist belief...
Marshall Bonifield (10/05/04)
CHARLESTON - Marshall W. Bonifield, 80, died Oct. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 27, 1923, in Charleston, son of the late Wroe W. and Ferrel Irene Howard Bonifield, he lived in the Commerce area for many years, where he was engaged in farming and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He returned to Charleston in 1996...
Rudella Roslen (10/05/04)
SIKESTON - Rudella Katherine Roslen, 63, died Oct. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 3, 1941, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Jack and Lorene Griffie Grimes, she had lived in the Morehouse and Sikeston communities all her life and was a member of the Scott County Historical Society...
Pauline Metheny (10/19/04)
CANALOU -- Pauline Metheny, 77, died at 5:06 a.m. Oct. 18, 2004, at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter. Born Feb. 13, 1927, in Falls City, Ala., daughter of the late Arthur E. and Evis Savannah Horton Ergle, she had lived most of her life in Canalou and was a housewife. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Matthews...
Patty Bone (10/19/04)
CHARLESTON - Patty Glass Bone, 88, died at 10:15 p.m. Oct. 18, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 25, 1916, in Atoka, Tenn., daughter of the late Luther and Maggie Black Glass, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She attended the First Baptist Church in Charleston...
Lloyd Harris (10/19/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Lloyd Harris, 87, who died Oct. 17, 2004, will be: Danny Russell, Tony Russell, Michael Crawford, Donald Crawford, Bill Hupp and John Schaffer. The Rev. Steve Tippen, pastor of North Acres General Baptist Church, will officiate...
Bud Douglas (10/19/04)
LILBOURN -- John S. "Bud" Douglas, 86, died Oct. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 31, 1917, in Hermandale, son of the late Leroy and Katie Howell Douglas, he was a self-employed farmer and retired from Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. in Marston on April 15, 1983. He was a member of the Lilbourn First Baptist Church...
Vonrey Mattingly (10/19/04)
CONRAN - Vonrey A. Mattingly, 76, died Oct. 18, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 12, 1928, in Conran, she was the daughter of the late Will and Altie Mingle Pardon and a member of the First Baptist Church of Portageville...
Myrtle Simpson (10/19/04)
LILBOURN - Myrtle Simpson, 94, died Oct. 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 29, 1909, in Marston, daughter of the late William H. and Nellie Green Mitchem, she was a homemaker and lived most of her life in and around Lilbourn. She was a member of the Lilbourn United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and member and former president of the Lilbourn Civic Improvement Club...
'Tiny' Myrick (10/07/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Delsie M. "Tiny" Myrick, 74, died at 9 p.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 14, 1929, in the Pulltight community near East Prairie, to the late Joseph and Ollie Roach O'Connor, she had been employed with Brown Shoe Co. in Charleston and CB Forms in East Prairie. She was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Jean Blasingain (10/07/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jean Blasingain, 67, died at 2:20 p.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Born May 3, 1937, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Clara Manning Poe. On Aug. 25, 1951, she married Robert Louis Blasingain who survives of the home...
Kaitlyn Ward (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Kaitlyn Jewel Ward, 6-week-old daughter of Jennifer Lee Corbin and Roy L. Ward II of Sikeston, died at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 20, 2004, in Sikeston, she is also survived by: one brother, Tyler Wayne Ward of the home; paternal grandparents, Roy L. ...
Janet Faire (10/07/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Janet Faire, 69, died Oct. 6, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Lester Triplett (10/07/04)
CHAFFEE - Lester Triplett, 79, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 6, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Gary Darnall (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Gary Ronald Darnall, 53, died Oct. 6, 2004, at his home in Sikeston. Born Jan. 13, 1951, in Sikeston, to Jolene Tyrone of Sikeston and the late Harry Robert Darnall, he worked for Mercer's Body Shop in Sikeston and attended the Miner Baptist Church...
Alan Britton (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Alan Britton, 44, died at 1:10 a.m. Oct. 7, 2004, at his residence in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Clayton Bohannon (10/25/04)
SIKESTON - Clayton D. Bohannon, 77, died at 9:38 a.m. Oct. 24, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 30, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late William Lee and Iva Mae Gray Bohannon Sr., he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He owned and operated Bo's Bar-B-Q in Sikeston for 33 years, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of American Legion Post 114 and the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Reta Doege (10/25/04)
SCOTT CITY - Reta Charlotte Doege, 77, died at 4:41 p.m. Oct. 24, 2004, at Heartland Care and Rehabilitation in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 18, 1927, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of the late David Ralph and Mary Alice Bowers McCoy, she was an English teacher at Olive Branch, Ill., and Blodgett and Kelly High Schools...
Lucille LeDure (10/25/04)
BENTON - Lucille Irene LeDure, 91, died at 8:10 a.m. Oct. 23, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1912, in Benton, daughter of the late Adam C. and Cora E. Halter Schaefer, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality...
Dub Kelley (10/25/04)
SIKESTON - William Thomas "Dub" Kelley Sr., 78, died Oct. 23, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late Homer and Myrtle Ida Alexander Kelley, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Morehouse. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a security guard for Missouri Delta Medical Center and Turner Dairy before retiring...
Thomas Dollar (10/25/04)
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Thomas Daniel Dollar, 70, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 23, 2004, in Florida. Born Oct. 14, 1934, in Tippah County, Miss., he was raised in Sikeston and graduated in 1950 from Grayridge (Mo.) High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Joe Moore (10/25/04)
SIKESTON - Joe Foster Moore, 61, formerly of Senath, died Oct. 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 28, 1943, in Senath, son of the late Van and Margie Mae Weaver Moore, he graduated in 1961 from Senath High School, was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Elmer Vinson (10/25/04)
CHARLESTON - Elmer Lee Vinson, 74, died at 10:45 p.m. Oct. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 25, 1930, in Mississippi County, son of the late James Hershel and Minnie Kelley Vinson, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. He was a truck driver for T&S Farms in Charleston...
James Abbott (10/25/04)
ADVANCE - James Robert Abbott, 53, died Oct. 23, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 20, 1950, in Bloomfield, son of the late Frank and Nellie Hurt Abbott, he retired as shipping foreman for Missouri Industries in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Onie Wallace (10/25/04)
MATTHEWS - Onie Mae Benson Wallace, 95, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:55 a.m. Oct. 24, 2004, at Sells Rest Home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Onie Wallace (10/26/04)
MATTHEWS - Onie Mae Benson Wallace, 95, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:55 a.m. Oct. 24, 2004, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Oct. 28, 1908, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late James and Nancy Kelly Benson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie. She lived in Mississippi County before moving to Salinas, Calif., in 1962, where she worked as a home health aide, and returned to East Prairie in 1988...
Bob Stevener (10/26/04)
SIKESTON - Robert E. "Bob" Stevener, 70, died at 4:35 a.m. Oct. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 19, 1934, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., son of Wilfred E. Stevener of Manistee, Mich., and the late Amelia A. Mesler Stevener, he lived in Sikeston since 1968. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and member of American Legion Post 114...
Marg Armstrong (10/26/04)
WOOD RIVER, Ill. - Margaret H. "Marg" Hale Armstrong, formerly of Sikeston, died at 7:25 p.m. Oct. 19, 2004, at the Eunice C. Smith Nursing Home in Alton. Born in Equality, Ill., she was the daughter of the late George L. and Grace E. Womack Hale Sr. A former member of the First United Methodist Church in Wood River, she was a member of the LCIA at Chautauqua, Junior Women's Club of Wood River and past secretary for the Wood River Social Planning Council...
Clayton Bohannon (10/26/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church for Clayton D. Bohannon, 77, who died Oct. 24, 2004, will be: Mike Bohannon, Mark Wade, Greg Moore, John Bohannon, Jeff Bohannon, Gary Bohannon, Zach Bohannon and Steve Bohannon...
J.D. Bratcher (10/26/04)
PARMA - J.D. Bratcher, 71, died Oct. 24, 2004, at his home. Born May 3, 1933, in Catron, son of the late Dennie and Viola Blair Bratcher, he lived in St. Louis before moving to Parma in 1980. He was a retired farm laborer and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Marjorie Black (10/11/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at graveside services conduced Sunday at the Hagy Cemetery for Marjorie M. Black, 74, who died Oct. 8, 2004, were: Richard Terry Sugg, Ron Thomason, Richard Vaughn, Mark Bunch, Jesse Bunch and Brad Griffen.
Darrell Brown (10/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Darrell Brown, 51, died Oct. 11, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Marie Weaks (10/11/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Marie Dickerman Weaks, beloved mother of Trudye Weaks Blackard of Jacksonville, Fla., and Gary P. Weaks and his wife, Carole, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away Oct. 9, 2004. Mrs. Weaks graduated from Matthews High School and attended business college in St. Louis...
Aura Harper (10/11/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Aura Harper, 95, formerly of Matthews, Mo., died at noon Oct. 7, 2004, at the Heritage Square Nursing Center in Blytheville. Born Sept. 4, 1909, in Matthews, daughter of the late James and Pearl Hunott Hill, she was a licensed practical nurse...
Betty Croxford (10/11/04)
SIKESTON - Betty L. Noble Croxford, 72, died Oct. 10, 2004, at her home. Born May 2, 1932, in Grafton, Ill., daughter of the late Russell and Verna Highfill Noble, she lived in Dow, Ill., for more than 50 years before moving to Sikeston. She had operated a beauty shop in her home for many years and was later an associate for the J.C. Penney Outlet Store before retiring...
Robert Carrow (10/11/04)
SAPULPA, Okla. - Robert Carrow, 71, formerly of Morley, Mo., died Oct. 10, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
Edna Woodward (10/11/04)
SIKESTON - Edna B. Woodward, 91, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 10, 2004, at the Presbyterian Manor Nursing Home in Farmington. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Lorene Crider (10/11/04)
SIKESTON - Lorene Crider, 90, died at 4:10 a.m. Oct. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 12, 1914, in Tomlin, Ark., daughter of the late Bud and Mattie Poore McGarity, she worked for Lambert's Cafe for 32 years and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Betty Kerley (10/01/04)
DUDLEY - Betty Jean Kerley, 53, died at 8:02 a.m. Sept. 30, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 12, 1951, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Howard Ross, she was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church at Rock Hill...
Thelma Hicks (10/04/04)
ESSEX - Thelma M. Hicks, 97, formerly of Iowa, died Oct. 2, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born April 18, 1907, in Casper, Wyo., daughter of the late Jesse Edward and Rose Viola Huntington Munden, she moved to Essex 24 years ago, where she attended the Methodist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Dexter and had attended the First Presbyterian Church in Dexter...
Mabel George (10/04/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mabel George, 89, who died Sept. 30, 2004, were: Gary Rogers, Jim Clay, Bill Bennett, Mike Clay, Tony Clay and Mark Roberts.
Willie Taylor (10/04/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Willie Taylor, 67, who died Sept. 24, 2004, were: Johnny Taylor, Jerome Taylor, Alonzo Harris, Anthony Dennis, Sonny Dennis and Joe Lott.
Preston McKinley (10/04/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Preston McKinley, 48, formerly of Bertrand, died at 4:05 a.m. Oct. 4, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Rudella Roslen (10/04/04)
SIKESTON - Rudella Katherine Roslen, 63, died Oct. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse.
Sue Kimball (10/04/04)
LILBOURN - Vunda Sue Kimball, 70, died Oct. 2, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 6, 1933, in Alabama, daughter of the late James and Addie Nelson Knight, she was a school cook waitress before retiring. On June 9, 1955, in New Madrid, she married Billy Ray "Buster" Kimball who survives of the home...
Ada Furlong (10/04/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ada Furlong, 87, who died Sept. 28, 2004, were: Doug Rush, Gary Schmidt, Claude Mize, Mike Mize, Jared Brown and Joe Dean Hill. Honorary pallbearers were: Kenneth Baur, Jonathan Baur, Corey Schmidt and John Furlong...
Drew Asher (10/04/04)
BELL CITY - Drew Henry Carr Asher, 1-day-old son of Matthew and Kelli Steiner Asher of Bell City, died Oct. 1, 2004, at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 30, 2004, he is also survived by: his maternal grandparents, Julian and Teresa Warren Steiner of Bell City; paternal grandparents, Allen and Norma Asher of St. Clair; and aunts and uncles, Jeff and Denise Steiner Funston of Festus and Trey Laker and Michelle Asher of St. Clair...
Loretta Baker (10/04/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Loretta Ann Baker, 56, died Oct. 1, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 27, 1947, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of Lillie Blakley Williams of Portageville and the late James Lee "Tiny" Williams, she attended school in the Tiptonville School District and graduated in 1965 from Portageville High School. She had been employed by Tanksley Trucking in Cape Girardeau and Champion Trucking in Poplar Bluff...
Steven Vincent (10/22/04)
SHREVEPORT, La. - Steven Todd Vincent, 38, died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 21, 2004, at Keithville. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
Lee Ray Jr. (10/24/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- Lee Ray Jr., 62, formerly of Haywood City, Mo., died Oct. 21, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born July 4, 1942, in Tippa County, Tenn., son of the late Lee and Lacy Ball Ray, he was of the Baptist belief...
'Sis' Harrell (10/22/04)
GREENWOOD, Miss. - Ellen "Sis" Harrell, 90, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 21, 2004, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.
Dorothy Barr (10/22/04)
OAKLAND, Calif. - Dorothy Barr, 75, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 18, 2004, in Oakland. Born April 23, 1929, in Irondale, Mo., she was the daughter of the late John H. Grenia and Pearl Virginia Grenia Sissom. Survivors include: one brother, Bill Grenia of Witt, Ill.; three sisters, Evalee Myers of Woodland, Mary Jackson of Oakley and Lillian Shy of St. Peters, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews...
Charles Hill (10/24/04)
LANCASTER, Calif. - Charles G. Hill, 71, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 12, 2004, Lancaster. Born Nov. 13, 1932, in Sikeston, son of the late Marvin and Lena Hill, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. His wife, Helen Boardman Hill, preceded him in death...
Elmer Vinson (10/24/04)
CHARLESTON -- Elmer Vinson, 74, died at 10:15 p.m. Oct. 22, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Monday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Robert Stevener (10/24/04)
MATTHEWS -- Robert E. Stevener, 70, died at 4:35 a.m. Oct. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Steven Vincent (10/24/04)
SHREVEPORT, La. - Steven Todd Vincent, 39, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 21, 2004, in Keithville. Born Oct. 10, 1965, in Sikeston, he was the son of Carl A. "Jack" and Bonnie R. Hale Vincent of Shreveport. He attended Southwood High School, graduated from Graywood Baptist School in Shreveport and was a repairman and contractor for Century 21 Realty in Shreveport...
Eva Boyle (10/24/04)
BERNIE -- Eva Geneva Boyle, 85, died Oct. 22, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born March 24, 1919, in Koshkonong, daughter of the late Matthew T. and Pearl Elizabeth Driver Hunsperger, she was a homemaker and member of the Bernie Northside Baptist Church...
"Sis" Harrell (10/24/04)
GREENWOOD, Miss. - Ellen N. "Sis" Harrell, 90, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 2:50 p.m. Oct. 21, 2004, at the St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Born Feb. 21, 1914, in Monet, Ark., daughter of the late John H. and Lula Calhoun Bailey, she lived in Sikeston for many years where she was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ. She lived in Greenwood for the last five years...
Kylie Hicks (10/24/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Kylie Rhae-Anne Hicks, infant daughter of Jessi Hicks, died at birth Oct. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Other survivors include: maternal grandparents, Derry and Kay Hicks of Bloomfield; maternal great-grandparents, Bob and Juanita Hicks of Essex; maternal great-grandfather, Claude Montgomery of Gideon; maternal great-great-grandmother, Delphia Duckworth of Essex; and one aunt, MaKenna Rhae-Hicks of Bloomfield...