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Obituaries from November 2004

James Routsaw (11/05/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Thursday at the Caroline-Dowdy Cemetery near Dexter for James Edwin Routsaw, 82, who died Nov. 1, 2004, were: Hollywood Von Ruedgisch, Otto Von Ruedgisch, Robert Williamson, Ricky Hagy, David Hagy and Joe Hagy...
Eileen Burpo (11/05/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eileen Stinnett Burpo, 64, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:36 p.m. Nov. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 28, 1940, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Ernest B. and Nettie Cleone Lynch Stinnett, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and retired from Gates Rubber Co. in Charleston. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and had attended the General Baptist Church in Diehlstadt since 1999...
Mamie Carter (11/05/04)
NEW MADRID - Mamie Joyce Carter, 87, died Nov. 4, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1917, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Enoch Marvin and Beulah Blankingship Holt, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lilbourn. On Feb. 23, 1935, in Lepanto, Ark., she married Robert Milton Carter who preceded her in death on March 15, 1994...
Mary Powell (11/05/04)
SIKESTON - Mary McCormick Powell, 82, formerly of Charleston, died at 5:30 a.m. Nov. 5, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Ruby Gibbs (11/05/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Ruby Harris Gibbs, 93, of Prescott, Ariz., and formerly of Morley, who died Oct. 31, 2004, were: Henry Schiwitz, Mike Deason, Dempsey Graham, Dean Traw, Bill Bradley and Tom Nunnelee...
Mary Powell (11/07/04)
SIKESTON - Mary Martha Powell, 82, died at 5:30 a.m. Nov. 5, 2004, at her home in rural Sikeston. Born Dec. 3, 1921, at Matthews, daughter of the late Charles Edward and Donnie Oliver McCormick, she had lived in Charleston most of her life before moving to Sikeston 30 years ago. She was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Paul Childers (11/07/04)
SIKESTON - Paul Childers, 65, died Nov. 5, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and services will be scheduled for Tuesday.
Eileen Burpo (11/07/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eileen Stinnett Burpo, 64, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:36 p.m. Nov. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 28, 1940, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Ernest B. and Nettie Cleone Lynch Stinnett, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and retired from Gates Rubber Co. in Charleston. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and had attended the General Baptist Church in Diehlstadt since 1999...
Denver Head (11/07/04)
PAINTON - Denver Head, 69, died Nov. 5, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 11, 1935, at Painton, son of the late Charles and Hattie Guthrie Head, he was a retired farmer and member of Mesler Missionary Baptist Church. On Sept. 11, 1958, at Advance, he married Barbara Sue Cox who survives of the home...
Clara Pullum (11/08/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Clara Pullum, 70, formerly of Dexter, died Nov. 6, 2004, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 4, 1933, at Bernie, daughter of the late Alva "Stubby" and Lacy Hill Walker, she was a homemaker and member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Dexter...
James Baker (11/08/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James Andy Baker, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 7, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 14, 1918, at Clines Island, son of the late James M. and Lottie Curd Baker, he was the assistant night foreman at Himmelburger-Harrison until ill health forced his retirement in 1977. ...
Hazel Storms (11/08/04)
VANDUSER -- Hazel I. Storms, 87, died Nov. 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 27, 1917, in Johnson County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Alice Johnson Clark. On Jan. 13, 1934, at Benton, she married Ermon Storms who survives of the home...
Lester Limbaugh (11/08/04)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lester Jerome Limbaugh Jr., 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 5, 2004, in Columbia, following a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 28, 1930, in Sikeston, he overcame a difficult childhood to grow into a loving husband and father. After a four-year stint in the U.S. ...
Billy Chadd (11/08/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- William Louis "Billy" Chadd, 39, died Nov. 5, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 1, 1965, on Trinidad, West Indies, son of Louis Chadd of Sikeston and the late Peggy Bennett Chadd, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an optical technician at Doctors Value Vision...
Paul Childers (11/08/04)
SIKESTON - Paul Childers, 65, died at 5:26 p.m. Nov. 5, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 12, 1939, at Anniston to the late Ed and Joy Collins Childers, he was a truck driver for General Motors Corporation and had formerly served in the Missouri National Guard at Charleston. He was also a member of the Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319 in Sikeston...
Vonda Maschmeyer (11/08/04)
DEXTER - Vonda Marlene Maschmeyer, 77, died Nov. 5, 2004, at Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City. Born March 9, 1927, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late David and Bessie Cooper Bollinger, she had been the secretary at Bootheel Food Bank in Sikeston and was a member of the Church on the Rock in Sikeston...
Ruby Gibbs (11/02/04)
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Ruby Harris Gibbs, 93, formerly of Morley, Mo., died at 5:10 p.m. Oct. 31, 2004, at the Life Lufentes Care Center in Prescott. Born March 6, 1911, in Randolph County, Ark., daughter of the late Jonah Right and Clemanthe Jane Howard Galemore, she lived in Anderson, Ind., for 20 years before moving to Morley where she was a member of the Morley Church of Christ...
Kenny Winchester (11/02/04)
ATLANTA - Kenneth "Kenny" Winchester, 36, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 31, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 9, 1968, in Sikeston, son of Mary Pulliam of Sikeston, he was a hair dresser for Gray Clippers in Atlanta and was of the Baptist belief...
Andrew Tyler (11/02/04)
JACKSON - Andrew T. Tyler, 12, died Oct. 27, 2004. Born Jan. 21, 1992, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of Ed and Rebecca Breeden Tyler. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one sister, Hannah Tyler of Jackson; paternal grandparents Jim and Seiko Tyler of Jackson; and his maternal grandparents, Charles and Blanch Breeden of Sikeston...
John Copeland (11/02/04)
BLOOMFIELD - John S. Copeland, 92, died Nov. 1, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born June 27, 1912, at Westville, Okla., son of the late Jesse J. and Lana Peden Copeland, he was a self-employed lumberjack and was of the Baptist belief...
James Routsaw (11/02/04)
DUDLEY - James Edwin Routsaw, 82, formerly of Michigan, died Nov. 1, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 25, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Mich., son of the late James and Arminta Fletcher Routsaw, he lived in Dudley since 1991 and was of the Catholic belief. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Pat Coulson of Saranac, Mich.; and special friends, Oliver and Jackie Hagy of Dudley, with whom he made his home...
Glenda Livingston (11/02/04)
POCAHONTAS, Ark. - Glenda Ann Livingston, 50, died Oct. 31, 2004, at the Harris Hospital in Newport. Born April 11, 1954, in Blytheville, she was the daughter of Don and Geneva Dildine Manetz of Piedmont, Mo. Her husband, David Michael Livingston, survives...
Annie Worthy (11/21/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Annie Mae Worthy, 85, died at 5:05 a.m. Nov. 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Hugh Mick (11/21/04)
DEXTER - Hugh Mick, 31, died Nov. 19, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Bud Levan (11/21/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ebert Owensby "Bud" Levan, 80, died at 7:50 p.m. Nov. 18, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 8, 1924, in Blodgett, son of the late Howard Edward and Annie Laura Owensby Levan, he was a projectionist for the McCutchens Theater in Blytheville, Ark., for 24 years before retiring in 1985. After retirement, he performed a variety of other jobs...
Paul Rankin (11/21/04)
ST. LOUIS - Paul Lester Rankin, 90, died Nov. 18, 2004, at the Village North Medical Center in St. Louis. Born July 27, 1914, in Stoddard County, son of the late John Franklin Rankin and Bertha Ora Rankin, he served with the 505th Service Squadron Air Transport Command and the 61st Air Service Group. ...
Roscoe Duncan (11/02/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Roscoe M. Duncan, 85, who died Oct. 29, 2004, were: Reed Jones, Jim Burge, Wayne Tumbleson, Kevin Britton, Darrell Penberthy and Steve Watkins.
Rita Senciboy (11/02/04)
ORAN - Rita Lee Senciboy, 55, died at 5:24 p.m. Oct. 31, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 7, 1949, in Omaha, Neb., daughter of Bonnie Marie Ropkin Stacy of Oran and the late Jimmy D. Stacy, she was a certified nurse aide and was employed by the Walker Association in Sikeston...
Jerry Burton (11/21/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jerry Neal Burton, 67, died at 11:40 p.m. Nov. 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 5, 1937, in Mississippi County, son of Mary Alice Corecelius Burton Henley of St. Louis and the late William "Bill" Burton, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. ...
Hallean Williams (11/21/04)
SIKESTON - Hallean Williams, 85, died Nov. 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Lula Potter (11/21/04)
ST. LOUIS - Lula O. Potter, 93, died Nov. 18, 2004, at the Bentley's Extended Care Center in St. Louis. Born Aug. 10, 1911, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late William Washington and Hattie Elizabeth McPheeters Hodge, she lived most of her life in Puxico where she was a member of the First Christian Church...
Lelan Pointer (11/21/04)
SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. - Lelan J. "Peewee" Pointer, 73, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Nov. 17, 2004, at the University Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Born May 16, 1931, in Bernie, son of the late Ginger and Jewell Allison Pointer, he retired as a supervisor for General Motors in Flint...
Anne Hollenbeck (11/21/04)
SIKESTON - Anne L. Hollenbeck, 71, died Nov. 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 26, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Marshall and Pauline Simpson Hollenbeck, she was a third grade teacher and retired from the Des Moines (Iowa) Public School System. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, she had also served on the Sikeston Public Library Board for many years and was a benefactor for The Sikeston Depot Museum...
Helen McBride (11/19/04)
DEXTER - Helen McBride, 78, died Nov. 18, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Aug. 9, 1926, in Powe, daughter of the late Elvis and Gladys Irby Reynolds, she lived in St. Louis for 25 years before moving to Dexter in 1974. She was a nurse aide for area nursing homes before retiring and was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter...
Lula Potter (11/19/04)
PUXICO - Lula Potter, 93, died Nov. 18, 2004, at the Bentley Extended Care Center in St. Louis. Arrangements are pending at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home...
Annie Worthy (11/22/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Annie Mae Worthy, 87, died at 5:05 a.m. Nov. 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 18, 1917, in McNairy County, Tenn., daughter of the late John Henry and Ada Elizabeth Brown Melton, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Imo Cooper (11/19/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Imo E. Cooper, 84, died at 6:35 p.m. Nov. 17, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 16, 1920, in Supply, Ark., daughter of the late James P. and Mary P. Hilliard Powell, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Lula Potter (11/22/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lula O. Potter, 93, who died Nov. 18, 2004, were: Corey Downer, B.J. Downer, Andy Downer, Brent Durham, Danny Stephens and Ray Stephens.
Crystal Mann (11/22/04)
JACKSON - Crystal Michelle Mann, 27, died at 5:50 a.m. Nov. 21, 2004, at her home. Born March 8, 1977, in Nashville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Randall W. and Sandra Prater Hibdon Sr. of Chaffee. On Jan. 11, 2000, she married Michael Mann who survives of the home...
Hugh Mick (11/22/04)
DEXTER - Hugh Michael Mick, 31, died Nov. 19, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 28, 1972, at Pine Bluff, Ark., son of Mike and Teresa Harrison Mick of Dexter, he was of the Baptist belief. A graduate of Arkansas State University, he owned the Fitness Connection in Dexter, where he was a personal trainer...
Joey Stoffregen (11/22/04)
ADVANCE - Joey Alan Stoffregen, 27, died Nov. 20, 2004, near Cape Girardeau of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born Oct. 12, 1977, in St. Louis, son of Alan and Leona Fisher Stoffregen, he was a machine operator for American Railcar Industries in Jackson...
Elizabeth Strong (11/22/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Elizabeth Strong, 76, died Nov. 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Hallean Williams (11/22/04)
SIKESTON - Hallean Margaret Oliver Williams, 85, died Nov. 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 11, 1919, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Burd and Minnie Harrel Oliver, she attended Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston. On Oct. 9, 1936, she married Finley Williams who preceded her in death on July 20, 2000...
Betty Hankston (11/22/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Betty Gean Hankston, 57, died Nov. 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 19, 1947, in Osceola, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Dauie and Mary Croump Jacobs. Survivors include: five daughters, Marilyn Hankston of New Madrid, Peggy Caldwell of Clarkton, Kinyinnia Stevenson of Cape Girardeau and Lorrine King and Elaine Hankston of Portageville; three sons, Eldon McAdory of Minneapolis, Bud King of Nebraska and Morris Reed of Portageville; two brothers, David Jacobs of Portageville and Robert Jacobs of Malden; two sisters, Dorothy Johnes and Fern Williams of Portageville; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a special friend, Bud Jones of Portageville.. ...
Mary Bain (11/18/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Lois Bain, 80, died Nov. 17, 2004, at her home. Born March 24, 1924, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late John Herman and Lillie Mae McMurtry Bain, she lived in Camden before moving to Mississippi County 67 years ago. She worked for Budget Laundry and the Charleston Manor before retiring...
S.T. Kershaw (11/18/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - S.T. Kershaw, 67, died Nov. 11, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 23, 1936, in Grenada, Mo., daughter of the late Willie and Iona Harvey Meeks, she was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville...
Thomas Monroe (11/18/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Thomas Jefferson Monroe, 58, died Nov. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 8, 1946, in Bloomfield, son of the late Lawrence and Claudine Morse Monroe, he lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. He was a member of Dexter Elks Lodge 2439 and a charter member of the Dexter Eagles Club...
Jewel Maschmeyer (11/18/04)
ST. ANN - Jewel Lorene Beardsley Maschmeyer, 82, died Nov. 16, 2004, at the North Kansas City Hospital. Born Dec. 24, 1921, in Rector, Ark., daughter of the late Aaron Hance and Stella Ramsey Beardsley, she was a beautician and member of the Westside General Baptist Church in St. Ann...
James Shands (11/18/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - James Earvin Shands, 81, died at 6:35 a.m. Nov. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 24, 1923, in Medina, Tenn., son of the late Hubie and Tina Elizabeth Todd Shands, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was a retired farmer and timber cutter and member of Barnes Ridge Baptist Church near East Prairie...
Don Coleman (11/18/04)
DEXTER - Donald R. "Don" Coleman, 61, died Nov. 17, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 4, 1943, in Dexter, son of the late Joe E. and Ruby Mae McCormick Coleman, he lived in Dexter most of his life. He owned and operated Don Coleman Construction Company and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Imo Cooper (11/18/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Imo Cooper, 84, died at 6:35 p.m. Nov. 17, 2004 at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Visitation is scheduled after 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery...
Guy Wilson (11/18/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Guy Sylvester Wilson, 84, of Harrisburg, Ark., and formerly of Sikeston, who died Nov. 15, 2004, were: Vernon Smith, Charles Ulmer, Jerry Kelley, Bill Martin, Jim Howell, Charles DeWitt and Joe Karnes...
Albert Wilson (11/17/04)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Albert T. Wilson, 81, who died Nov. 12, 2004, were: William Webb, Monty Hammonds, Timmy Hammonds, Joe Busby, Louie Wring and Gary Maze.
Jewel Maschmeyer (11/17/04)
St. ANN -- Jewel Maschmeyer, 82, formerly of Scott City, died Nov. 16, 2004, at the North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Westside General Baptist Church in St. Louis. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Church of the Rock in Sikeston...
James Marlere (11/17/04)
DESLOGE -- James L. Marler, 80, died Nov. 15, 2004, at his home. Born July 14, 1924, in Herculaneum, son of the late Clarence Edward and Della Bell Bright Marler, he retired from St. Joe Lead Co. in 1980. His wife, Galena Highley Marler, survives of the home...
Betty Lou Wiggins (11/17/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Betty Lou Wiggins, 50, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 15, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau due to an extended illness. Born Feb. 28, 1954, in Sikeston, daughter of Willie Mae Wiggins of Sikeston and the late Pluitt Wiggins, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as choir director...
James Shands (11/17/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - James Shands, 81, died at 6:20 a.m. Nov. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Margaret Eubanks (11/01/04)
ARNOLD - Margaret Fern Eubanks, 88, died Oct. 29, 2004, at the Woodland Manor Nursing Home in Arnold. Born Oct. 11, 1916, in Zalma, daughter of the late Noah Monroe and Dolly Sherman Abernathy, she was affiliated with the Jehovah's Witnesses in Sikeston...
Nettie Bright (11/01/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Nettie Marie Bright, 74, died at 3 p.m. Oct. 30, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 31, 1929, at Cherry Valley, Ark., daughter of the late Oscar and Lillie Belle Sides, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Billy Myrick (11/01/04)
SIKESTON - Billy L. Myrick, 79, formerly of Barstow, Calif., died at 6:10 a.m. Oct. 30, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 3, 1924, in Clovis, N.M., daughter of the late Charles and Lena Wedeman Orr, she attended Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Barstow...
Ruby Gibbs (11/01/04)
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Ruby Gibbs, 93, formerly of Morley, Mo., died Oct. 31, 2004, at the Life Lufentes Care Center in Prescott. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Tom Mayberry (11/01/04)
STURDIVANT - Tom Mayberry, 53, died Oct. 29, 2004, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 3, 1951, in Sturdivant, son of Raymond Mayberry of Advance and the late Polly Hahn Mayberry, he graduated in 1969 from Advance High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Advance and was a deckhand for Luhr Brothers...
Jerry Newton (11/01/04)
SIKESTON - Jerry Newton, 58, died Oct. 31, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 15, 1945, in Gideon, son of Ada Virdell Branch Newton of St. Paul and the late Clelon James Newton, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marston. While serving with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War, he was wounded in battle on April 10, 1968, and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a retired veterans' representative for the Missouri Workforce Development Center...
Marjorie Kirkpatrick (11/01/04)
BENTON - Marjorie Kathryn Suter Kirkpatrick passed away Oct. 29, 2004, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 19, 1912, in Diehlstadt, to Willis and Ida Sanders Suter, she was the eldest of seven children. She was married to Otto Francis Kirkpatrick on Dec. 19, 1930, at Charleston and he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1986...
Andrew Tyler (11/04/04)
JACKSON - Before Andrew Tyson Tyler was born, the Lord knew him and all his days were planned. God loved Andrew so much that He gave His one and only son so that when Andrew asked Jesus to be his Savior on Feb. 23, 1997, God gave Andrew eternal life. Andrew fought the good fight. He lay down his sword and received his crown on Oct. 27, 2004. We grieve our loss while rejoicing in his victory...
Earl Fields (11/04/04)
NEW MADRID - Earl "Punkie" Fields, 71, died Nov. 3, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 22, 1933, in New Madrid, son of the late Henry and Edith Crow Fields, he was a retired farmer. On March 1, 1952, in New Madrid, he married Betty Jo Flannagan who preceded him in death on March 18, 2000...
Mildred Diebold (11/04/04)
KELSO - Mildred Francis Diebold, 81, formerly of Benton, died at 1:02 p.m. Nov. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Anniston, daughter of the late George and Lila Gardner Lochridge, she was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Lucille Crews (11/04/04)
PUXICO - Mary Lucille Crews, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 3, 2004, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Sept. 4, 1915, in Piggott, Ark., daughter of the late Wiley Price and Iva Templeton Thomas, she was a 50-year member of both the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston and Order of the Eastern Star. She was a teacher's aide and co-owner of the Crews-Welsh Funeral Home in Sikeston before retiring...
Scotty Arthur (11/04/04)
ESSEX - William Scott "Scotty" Arthur, 28, died Nov. 2, 2004, at his home in rural Essex. Born Oct. 14, 1976, in Dexter, son of Charles W. "Bill" Arthur of Essex and Freda Robbins McAnally of Bloomfield, he lived in the Essex community most of his life and attended Richland Schools. He worked for the Hampton Farms for several years...
Eileen Burpo (11/04/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eileen Stinnett Burpo, 64, died at 8:36 p.m. Nov. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Berta Aslin (11/04/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Berta Jean Aslin, 71, died Nov. 1, 2004, at her mother's home in Bloomfield. Born May 21, 1933, she was the daughter of Gertrude Umble Patrick of Bloomfield and the late Bertis Wallace. On June 18, 1954, she married Clinton Aslin who preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2001...
Walter L. Farmer (11/26/04)
SIKESTON - Walter Lee Farmer, 72, died at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 24, 2004, at his rural home. Born Oct. 23, 1932, at Newton County, Ark., to the late Simon and Tilda Smith Farmer, he was a sanitation worker for Bunny Bread Co., retiring after 27 years, and he worked at Leonard's Shell Station for 17-and-a-half years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Rufus Stanley (11/26/04)
SOUTH GREENVILLE, Ky. - Rufus Glenn Stanley, 49, died of a heart attack at 1:58 p.m. Nov. 24, 2004, at the Crittenden County Hospital in Marion. Born Oct. 10, 1955 in Muhlenberg County, to Barbara Jean Mayes Stanley of Greenville and the late William Rufus Stanley, he was a meat councilor for 33 years for Food Giant Corporation of Sikeston, Mo...
Margot Holmes (11/26/04)
MATTHEWS -- Margot Eby Holmes, 69, died Nov. 23, 2004, at her home outside of Matthews. Born May 4, 1935, in Bunceton, daughter of the late John H. and Alice Rachel Engle, she was a home economics teacher at Clarkton High School, retiring in 1998. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Matthews, the Christians Women's Fellowship and the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Irene Brands (11/26/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Irene C. Brands, 80, died Nov. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 15, 1924, at Portageville to the late Josephine Glastetter Eftink and John Eftink, she was a member of the St. Eustachius Catholic Church where she participated in the Ladies of Sodality. Also she was a 4-H leader and a volunteer at the Portageville Nursing Center...
Orvil King (11/26/04)
CIRCLE CITY -- Orvil R. King, 87, died Nov. 25, 2004, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Born Dec. 6, 1916, in Jerusalem, Ark., son of the late Frank and Alemeda Coffman King, he had lived in the Circle City community and Essex all his life. ...
Beulah Spangler (11/26/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Beulah Spangler, 89, died Nov. 25, 2004, at her home in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 27, 1915, at Puxico, daughter of the late Kenneth John and Illa Mae Reynolds Kornegger, she was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield. She and her husband owned a Western Auto Store in the community for many years...
Paul Rankin (11/26/04)
ST. LOUIS - Paul Lester Rankin, 90, died Nov. 18, 2004, at the Village North Medical Center in St. Louis. Born July 27, 1914, in Stoddard County, son of the late John Franklin Rankin and Bertha Ora Rankin, he served with the 505th Service Squadron Air Transport Command and the 61st Air Service Group. ...
Ada Stacy (11/26/04)
DEXTER -- Ada Stacy, 85, died Nov. 25, 2004, at Cypress Point Nursing Care in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Billie Crenshaw (11/26/04)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Billie W. Crenshaw, 74, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 11:19 a.m. Nov. 25, 2004, at the Jefferson Health Care at Lees Summit, Mo. Born May 14, 1930, in West Paducah, son of the late Carlos W. and Lovie Mae Madding Crenshaw, he had lived in Paducah for the past few years and had lived a number of years in St. ...
Marylinn Harvey (11/26/04)
BERNIE -- Maylinn Harvey, infant daughter of John and Michelle Kiser Harvey, was born Nov. 24, 2004, and died Nov. 25, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Mae Murray (11/26/04)
ORAN - Mae Murray, 86, died at 12:40 p.m. Nov. 24, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1918, to the late James Hamilton Grant and Elizabeth Amelia Fisher, she was a homemaker and a member of the Victory Life Center in Oran...
Ronny Williams (11/26/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ronny R. Williams, 48, died Nov. 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Andie Anderson (11/26/04)
HAMMOND, Ind. -- Andie D. Anderson, 83, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Nov. 20, 2004, at St. Margaret Mercy Health Center North in Hammond. Born March 8, 1921, in the state of Arkansas, son of the late Columbus and Addie Warr Anderson, he was a retired employee of Agnes U.S. Steel...
Francis Baird (11/30/04)
NEW MADRID - Francis M. Baird, 86, died Nov. 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1918, in Hayti, son of the late Francis M. Baird and Pierce and Melissa Duncan, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Madrid for more than 50 years, where he served as a member of the church board for many years. ...
Lloyd Callow (11/30/04)
MOREHOUSE - Lloyd Dale Callow, 77, died at 11:06 a.m. Nov. 29, 2004, at his home. Born June 29, 1927, in Vanduser, son of the late Elmer Jackson and Gladys Blanks Callow, he was a self-employed grain farmer. He was a member of the Hooe Baptist Church and Eagles Aerie 4154 in Advance...
Adrian Young (11/30/04)
SIKESTON - Adrian Earl Young, 75, died at 7:07 a.m. Nov. 29, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 6, 1929, in Portageville, son of the late Jesse Earl and Ella May Carson Young, he owned and operated Young's Plumbing and Heating and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and had also worked with the Boy Scouts of America...
Ruth McMillan (11/30/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Helen Ruth McMillan, 95, formerly of Oran, died Nov. 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1909, in Ozone, Ark., daughter of the late Marion and Mary Francis Selby Adkins, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran...
Jessie Duncan (11/24/04)
CHICAGO - Evangelist Jessie B. Jackson Duncan, 66, died Nov. 19, 2004, at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Born June 12, 1938, in Augusta, Ark., daughter of the late Willie J. and Rosie Lee Barnes Jackson, she lived in Chicago since 1969. ...
James Tidwell (11/30/04)
MATTHEWS - James Tidwell, 67, died Nov. 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Shirley Johnston (11/24/04)
DEXTER - Shirley Johnston, 68, died Nov. 22, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born May 1, 1936, in Puxico, daughter of the late Fred J. and Victoria Watkins Davis, she was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church in Dexter. She retired as a sewing room supervisor for the Elder Manufacturing Company after 47 years of service...
Helen McBride (11/24/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Helen McBride, 78, who died Nov. 18, 2004, were: Houston Reynolds, Curt Evans, Steve Cox, Aaron McBride, Don Reynolds and Darrin Fowler.
Royce Ayers (11/24/04)
SIKESTON - Royce Warren Ayers, 85, died Nov. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Mr. Ayers was the last surviving member of a generation of five sons and two daughters born to the late Thomas Wylie and Susie Morrow Ayers of rural Matthews. The surviving members recognize this Ayers generation that began in 1907 and succumbed with the passing of Royce Ayers on Nov. 22, 2004:...
Irene Brands (11/24/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Irene C. Brands, 80, died Nov. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Margot Holmes (11/24/04)
MATTHEWS - Margot Eby Holmes, 69, died Nov. 23, 2004, at her home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Matthews, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston...
Elizabeth Strong (11/24/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Elizabeth Strong, 76, died Nov. 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 6, 1928, in Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lucille Jackson Davis. On July 6, 1944, in Osceola, Ark., she married Roscoe Strong who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1989...
Zelma Woods (11/15/04)
SIKESTON - Zelma Louise Penrose Woods, 86, died Nov. 12, 2004, at the Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky. Born Aug. 8, 1918, in Bell City, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Maggie Penrose. On Feb. 19, 1941, she married Floyd Woods who preceded her in death on March 17, 1987...
Albert Wilson (11/15/04)
DEXTER - Albert T. Wilson, 81, died Nov. 12, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 4, 1923, in Clarksville, Ark., son of the late John and Orene Norvell Wilson, he lived in St. Charles, Ill., before moving to Dexter in 1997 and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter and retired from Allis Chalmers. He was an airplane mechanic with the U.S. Air Force in World War II and was awarded three Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal...
Marshall Loflin (11/15/04)
SIKESTON - Marshall Glen Loflin, 71, died at 7:23 a.m. Nov. 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 26, 1933, near Charleston, son of the late Herman Jewell and Ada Leona Langley Loflin, he was of the Pentecostal belief and lived in Scott and Mississippi counties most of his life. He lived in Sikeston for many years where he owned and operated Loflin's Salvage and Car Lot...
Alfred Pearson (11/15/04)
MINER - Alfred Dee Pearson, 85, formerly of Bell City, died Nov. 13, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Jan. 21, 1919, in Johnson County, Ark., son of the late James D. and Ora V. Clark Pearson, he was affiliated with the Temple of Faith General Baptist Church in Sikeston and was a farmer before retiring...
Guy Wilson (11/15/04)
HARRISBURG, Ark. -- Guy Wilson, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 15, 2004, at Wood Briar Nursing Home in Harrisburg. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Johnny Wiedefeld (11/29/04)
BENTON - Elmer Charles "Johnny" Wiedefeld, 84, died at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 26, 2004, at his home. Born March 4, 1920, in New Hamburg, son of the late Joseph and Rosalie Scheeter Wiedefeld, he retired as a construction worker for Clinton Construction and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton, he was also a member of VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Juanita Welty (11/29/04)
DEXTER - Juanita Welty, 76, died Nov. 28, 2004, at her home. Born May 5, 1928, in Russellville, Ark., daughter of the late Charles and Jewell Baker Harris, she was raised in Arkansas and lived in Dexter all her adult life. A member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, she was a press operator for Elder Manufacturing for 44 years before retiring...
Ola Bollinger (11/29/04)
CHAFFEE - Ola Bee Bollinger, 86, died Nov. 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 22, 1918, in Oran, daughter of the late Thomas and Birdie Craven, she was raised by the late Will and Ada Grice. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee...
Jay Hobbs (11/29/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for James A. "Jay" Hobbs, 81, who died Nov. 25, 2004, were: Jerry McGowen, Sam Phillips, David Phillips, Bill Clark, Jim Moore and Bub Yates.
Hester Ledbetter (11/29/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Hester Mae Ledbetter, 90, of Cape Girardeau, who died Nov. 26, 2004, were: Donald Ledbetter, Dennis Ledbetter, Wayne Cowell, Johnny Sailors, Tom Kellerman and Paul Ledbetter...
Adrian Young (11/29/04)
SIKESTON - Adrian Young, 75, died Nov. 29, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Doris Adams (11/29/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Doris F. Adams, 64, died Nov. 28, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 12, 1940, in Pascola, daughter of the late Vernon and Myrtle Smith Adams, she was a retired secretary for the University of Missouri Delta Center and member of the Boekerton Baptist Church...
James Spaulding (11/14/04)
WENTZVILLE - James Earl Spaulding, 68, formerly of Gideon, died Nov. 10, 2004, at the Parklane Nursing Center in Wentzville. Born April 11, 1936, in Gideon, he was the son of the late James B. and Ruby Mae Pigg Spaulding. He is survived by four sisters, Billie Jean Kemper of Carrollton, Ill., Mary Angie Smothers of O'Fallon, Judith Ann Justice of Arnold and Phyllis Geraldine Tuckson of Florissant...
Zelma Woods (11/14/04)
SIKESTON - Zelma Louise Woods, 86, died Nov. 12, 2004, at the Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home, where visitation is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miner Baptist Church...
Albert Armes (11/14/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Albert C. Armes, 84, died Nov. 12, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Born Aug. 4, 1920, in Essex, son of the late George and Agnes Atherton Armes, he lived in Stoddard County most of his life. He was a member of the Pollock Church of Christ and had also served as an elder for the Church of Christ in Bloomfield and Fredericktown. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he retired in 1982 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service...
Jamirah Jones (11/14/04)
HOWARDVILLE - Jamirah Kimyedda Jones, infant daughter of Jason Jones of Parma and Kimberly Walton of Howardville, died Nov. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Nov. 8, 2004, in Cape Girardeau. Survivors in addition to her parents include: her paternal grandmother, Holly Behsman of Parma; and her maternal grandparents, Angela Walton of Howardville and Terry Walton of Bremiton, Wash...
Wilma Cullins (11/14/04)
SIKESTON - Wilma S. Cullins, 97, died Nov. 12, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 29, 1907, in Winters, Texas, daughter of the late Allison Espi and Selena Jane Stewart Stone, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a nurse aide for Missouri Delta Medical Center before retiring...
Albert Wilson (11/14/04)
DEXTER - Albert T. Wilson, 81, died Nov. 12, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kenneth Petigo (11/11/04)
ESSEX - Kenneth Petigo, 69, formerly of Sikeston and Matthews, died Nov. 9, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 13, 1935, in Fulton, Miss., son of the late Andrew Jackson and Sallie Mae Roberts Petigo, he had also lived in Mississippi, Wisconsin and Illinois and moved to Essex in 1988. He was a member of the Essex Apostolic Church...
Virginia Whiteside (11/10/04)
SIKESTON - Virginia Whiteside, 81, died at 10:50 a.m. Nov. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1923, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late John and Grace Cornie Couch, she retired as a self-employed beautician and was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Scott City...
Mary Carr (11/10/04)
CHARLESTON - Mary H. "Skeeter" Carr, 78, of Charleston died at 2:51 a.m. Nov. 10, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
'Red' Snider (11/11/04)
CHAFFEE - Oliver Amos "Red" Snider Jr., 59, died at 10:55 p.m. Nov. 9, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 12, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Oliver Amos and Connie Marie Fox Snider Sr., he owned and operated Snider Trucking Incorporated in Chaffee and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Carl Ragsdel (11/11/04)
LAKE PLACID, Fla. - Carl Ragsdel Jr., 80, died Nov. 6, 2004, at the Tampa General Hospital. Born Sept. 7, 1924, at White Oak, Mo., son of the late Carl and Ella Davis Ragsdel Sr., he was of the Baptist belief and member of Cornerstone Masonic Lodge 659 in LaHabra. He served with the Merchant Marines and U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II...
Johnny Gray (11/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Johnny Gray, 60, died Nov. 11, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
S.T. Kershaw (11/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - S.T. Kershaw died Nov. 11, 2004, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Exia Dolan (11/11/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Exia Neoma Dolan, 89, died at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Jan. 28, 1915, in Loretto, Tenn., daughter of the late James David and Emma Alice Pugh Taylor Sr., she retired as a housekeeper for St. Francis Medical Center. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Mary Carr (11/11/04)
CHARLESTON - Mary Henrietta "Skeeter" Carr, 78, died at 2:51 a.m. Nov. 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 9, 1926, in Anniston, daughter of the late Delbert "Dell" and Irene Glass Hatton, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County where she was a private duty nurse for many years before retiring...
Virginia Wolfe (11/23/04)
LILBOURN - Virginia Wolfe, 76, died Nov. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 7, 1928, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Ernest and Willa Mae Brown Bullington Sr., she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lilbourn...
Virginia Tharp (11/23/04)
SPRINGFIELD - Virginia M. Tharp, 86, died Nov. 10, 2004, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born April 17, 1918, in Skene, Miss., daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Howarth Wing, she was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Pontiac, Mich. She taught school in Missouri from 1939 until moving to Pontiac in 1952, where she continued teaching until her retirement...
Royce Ayers (11/23/04)
SIKESTON - Royce Warren Ayers, 85, died Nov. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
John Frost (11/23/04)
PADUCAH, Ky. - John Richard Frost, 63, died Nov. 18, 2004, in Paducah. Born Feb. 15, 1941, in Appleton, Ark., son of the late Dolan and Tennie Hays Frost, he was a truck driver and scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. Survivors include: one daughter, Pennie Harrison of the state of California; four sons and daughters-in-law, John and Carol Frost of Kentucky, James and Rachel Frost and Dolan and Heather Frost of California and Ben and Janice Frost of Utah; and four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lulabell and B.A. ...
Shirley Johnston (11/23/04)
DEXTER - Shirley Johnston, 68, died Nov. 22, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Health Center North Campus. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Zelma Woods (11/12/04)
SIKESTON - Zelma Louise Woods, 86, died Nov. 12, 2004, at the Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Johnny Gray Sr. (11/12/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Johnny Frank Gray Sr., 60, died Nov. 11, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Oct. 17, 1914, in Steele, he was the son of the late Climmie McKenley and Fannie Lucille Evans Gray. On April 1, 1966, in Portageville, he married Mae Helen Johnson who survives of the home...
Exia Dolan (11/12/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Exia Neoma Dolan, 89, died at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Jan. 28, 1915, in Loretto, Tenn., daughter of the late James David and Emma Alice Pugh Taylor Sr., she retired as a housekeeper for St. Francis Medical Center. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Virginia Whiteside (11/12/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 1 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Virginia Whiteside, 81, who died Nov. 9, 2004, were: Chip Hiliman, Dwayne Bechel, Freddie Edwards and Wade Whiteside.
Safiya Jalal (11/09/04)
DEXTER -- Safiya Jalal, 8-month-old daughter of Dr. Reza Jalal and Dr. Mekha Reza of Dexter, died Nov. 2, 2004, at her home in Dexter. She was born Feb. 12, 2004, in Cape Girardeau. Survivors in addition to her parents include: one brother, Hamza Jalal of the home; one sister, Sabriya Jalal of the home; and her grandparents...
James Baker (11/09/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for James Andy Baker, 85, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Sikeston, who died Nov. 7, 2004, will be: Joseph A. Baker Jr., Shawn Baker, Tommy Woods Jr., Terry Woods, Lindell Revelle and Rodger Manwaring...
Hester Ledbetter (11/28/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hester Mae Ledbetter, 90, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 26, 2004, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 17, 1914, in Oran, daughter of the late Harvey G. and Hattie Robinson Crader, she had been a factory worker at the Sikeston Ceramics Manufacturing Company and a cook for the Rustic Rock, the War Drum and the Gaslight Square restaurants in Sikeston. She was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Ronny Williams (11/28/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ronny R. Williams, 48, died at 9:55 p.m. Nov. 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 20, 1956, at East Prairie, son of Willie and Daisy Willis Williams of East Prairie, he had lived in East Prairie all of his life and was of the Baptist belief...
Ada Stacy (11/28/04)
DEXTER -- Ada Stacy, 85, died Nov. 25, 2004, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 18, 1918, at Essex, daughter of the late Albert Eaton and Lois Wilson Eaton, she was of the General Baptist belief. On Dec. 24, 1933, at Charleston, she married Raymond Edward "Speck" Stacy who preceded her in death on March 4, 1997...
Maylinn Harvey (11/28/04)
BERNIE -- Maylinn Harvey, infant daughter of John and Michelle Kiser Harvey, was born Nov. 24, 2004, and died shortly after birth Nov. 25, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one brother, Nathan Harvey of the home; maternal grandparents, Robert and Debbie Kiser of Bernie; paternal grandparents, John and Linda Harvey of Aquilla; and her maternal great-grandmothers, Dorothy Carroll of Bernie and Deloris Probst of Potosi...
Guy Wilson (11/16/04)
HARRISBURG, Ark. - Guy Sylvester Wilson, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 2:45 a.m. Nov. 15, 2004, at the Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg. Born April 28, 1920, in Oxford, Miss., son of the late Grover C. and Lillie M. Geeslin Wilson Sr., he lived in Sikeston most of his life where he was a farmer. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was also of the Baptist belief...
Steven Loomes (11/16/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Steven Page Loomes, 37, died Nov. 15, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 25, 1967, in Sikeston, son of the late Robert Loomes and Ruth Pate Loomes Stanley, he was a farmer and attended the New Beginnings Church in East Prairie...
Jewel Maschmeyer (11/16/04)
St. ANN -- Jewel Maschmeyer, 82, formerly of Scott City, died Nov. 16, 2004, at the North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Morris Hazel (11/28/04)
SIKESTON - Morris Dale Hazel, 86, died at 3:17 p.m. Nov. 24, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 14, 1918, in Springfield to the late Arthur Dale Hazel and Ruby Gale Letterman Hazel, he was a systems engineer with Boeing and served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, including participating in the Battle of Midway during World War II...
Lillian J. Smith (11/28/04)
JACKSON - Lillian J. Smith, 78, died Nov. 26, 2004, at the Heartland Cape and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 4, 1926, at Advance to the late Comelous Cox and Althea Zimmerman, she was a retired St. Louis school cook and a member of the Johovah's Witnesses...
Johnny Wiedefeld (11/28/04)
BENTON - Elmer "Johnny" Wiedefeld, 84, died Nov. 26, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.