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Obituaries from February 2005

Rickey Ivie (02/24/05)
SIKESTON - Rickey Lee Ivie, 48, died at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 5, 1956, in Wyatt, son of Walter and Shirley Shankle Ivie of Charleston, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life before moving to Sikeston a year ago. ...
Bailey Johnson (02/24/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bailey Payge Johnson, 7-month-old daughter of Michael and Sonya Hughes Johnson, died Feb. 22, 2005, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. She was born July 9, 2004, in St. Louis. Survivors in addition to her parents include: one brother, Michael "Mickey" Johnson II of the home; two sisters, Ashley Peek and Brittany Corbin of the home; her grandparents, Jimmy and Connie Ramsey and Leroy and Brenda Bailey of Portageville and Mike and Fran Hughes of Arkansas; and great-...
Franklin Brown (02/24/05)
SIKESTON - Franklin Delano Roosevelt Brown, 67, died Feb. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 6, 1937, in Bucklin, son of the late Levi Abby and Nora Belle Windsor Brown, he attended the Columbus Care Center and worked in the maintenance department of the Sikeston Regional Care Center in Sikeston...
Gordon Coffer (02/24/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gordon Ray Coffer, 68, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 23, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Fran Gonzales (02/24/05)
SIKESTON -Frances "Fran" Gonzales, 56, died Feb. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Vance Bays (02/24/05)
DONIPHAN - Vance Bays, 70, died Feb. 22, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 8, 1934, in St. Ann, he was son of the late Oliver and Mildred Karlish Bays. He had been married to Oleen Clark of East Prairie. Survivors include: two sons, Harold Bays and George Bays of East Prairie; one daughter, Gloria Triplett of East Prairie; four grandchildren and three great-...
Gus Johnson (02/24/05)
OAKLAND, Miss - Gus W. Johnson, 67, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 23, 2005, at the Baptist DeSoto Hospital. Born Aug. 2, 1937, in Missouri, son of the late Claude and Bertha Timmons Johnson, he retired as a salesman for the National Manufacturing Company after 26 years of service and was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church in Oakland...
Wanda Brown (02/24/05)
CHAFFEE - Wanda Lorse Brown, 89, died Feb. 22, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 4, 1915, in Lincoln, Kan., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ricket, she was a member of the Allenville Baptist Church. On July 18, 1952, she married Stanley Brown who survives of the home...
Emma Brown (02/24/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Emma Lorene Brown, 77, who died Feb. 21, 2005, were: Tim Gibbs, Charles Fortner, James Barker, Gary Morse, Carroll Griffy and Don Mathis.
Helen Garms (02/24/05)
SCOTT CITY - Helen Marie Garms, 77, died at 5:40 a.m. Feb. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 28, 1927, at Rivermines, daughter of the late Lyman and Nannie Smith Jenkins, she had been an IBM operator for Wetterau in Scott City. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and life member of VFW Post 6407 Ladies Auxiliary in Scott City...
Virginia Garland (02/10/05)
SHARPE, Ky. - Virginia K. Garland, 81, formerly of Anniston, Mo., died at 10: 30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2005, at Oakview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Calvert City. Born March 23, 1923, in Anniston, daughter of the late Harley E. and Marrean Brokaw Choate, she retired as a restaurant cook in Grand Rapids, Mich., and was a member of the Symsonia United Methodist Church...
Virginia Collier (02/10/05)
SCOTT CITY - Virginia Belle Collier, 76, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 9:15 p.m. Feb. 9, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Ellis Hoffine (02/10/05)
SIKESTON - Ellis Hoffine, 70, died Feb. 9, 2005, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Rose Mary Morey (02/10/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rose Mary Morey, 48, died at 3:09 a.m. Feb. 8, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 31, 1956, in East Prairie, daughter of J.W. and Irene Ruth Willis Howton of East Prairie, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life...
Clera Beeson (02/10/05)
SIKESTON - Clera Estelle Beeson, 90, died at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 28, 1914, in Loretta, Tenn., daughter of the late James Carl and Donie Cal Ezell Littrell, she was a charter member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. She was a nurse aide for Missouri Delta Medical Center for 13 years before retiring...
Doyle Cathey (02/17/05)
LILBOURN - Doyle Cathey, 68, died Feb. 15, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 20, 1936, in Conran, son of the late Lucille Rankin, he was a truck driver for Farm Products, retiring in 1998 and was of the Pentecostal belief. On July 6, 1973, he married Annie Wylie who survives of the home...
Dale Forrest (02/17/05)
SIKESTON - Albrie Dale Forrest, 48, died at 6:38 a.m. Feb. 17, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Hugh Landers (02/17/05)
GIDEON - Hugh Feral Landers, 73, died Feb. 16, 2005, at his home. Born April 3, 1931, in Kennett, son of the late Walter and Daisy Young Landers Sr., he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tallapoosa and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Elma Winchester (02/17/05)
SIKESTON - Elma Anna Winchester, 87, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 25, 1917, in Richardton, N.D., daughter of the late Otto W. and Anna A. Stieg Kasten, she was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God. On Jan. 29, 1939, in Bell, Calif., she married Woodrow Winchester Sr. who preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1992...
Mark Bondurant (02/17/05)
CATRON - Mark H. Bondurant, 80, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston Watkins and Sons Funeral Home at Parma is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Hubert Bewley (02/17/05)
MATTHEWS - Hubert F. Bewley, 72, died Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Lester Stafford (02/17/05)
SIKESTON - Lester Stafford, 91, formerly of Portageville and Matthews, died at 12:40 p.m. Feb. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 8, 1913, in Portageville, son of the late John and Myrtle Stafford, he had lived and farmed in the Portageville and Matthews areas before moving to Sikeston, where he was a member of Tanner Street Church of God...
Adrian Baugher (02/17/05)
CLERMONT, Fla. - Adrian J. Baugher, 87, died Feb. 16, 2005. Born July 28, 1917, in Crowder, Mo., son of the late Andrew and Lilly Beaver Baugher, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a heavy equipment operator in construction before retiring...
Ann Rockett (02/17/05)
CHARLESTON - Ann Elizabeth Wells Rockett, 53, died at 9:20 a.m. Feb. 16, 2005, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 12, 1951, in Calico Rock, Ark., to Essie Hudson Wells of Calico Rock and the late Tom Wells, she was a 1969 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn. ...
Frankie Morris (02/17/05)
LILBOURN - Frankie L. Morris, 53, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Carl Davis (02/17/05)
DEXTER - Carl Davis, 75, died Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Joseph Campbell (02/16/05)
SIKESTON - Joseph Campbell, 55, died Feb. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 2, 1949, in Scooba, Miss., son of the late Donner and Sadie Campbell, he attended Sikeston Public Schools. He had been employed by the Bell and Howell Company in St. Charles, Ill., and Houghton Mifflin Company in Geneva, Ill...
Glen Jordan (02/16/05)
DeSOTO - Glen B. Jordan, 74, died Feb. 14, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Mae Jordan. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Mary Jane Jordan; one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Patrick Jordan; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Fern Raymond...
Willard Christensen (02/16/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Willard L. Christensen, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 11, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Born Dec. 3, 1915, in Hordville, Neb., daughter of the late Carl and Dora Hansen Christensen, he was a captain with the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. He had been employed in the long lines division of AT&T...
Dorothy Telker (02/16/05)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Mae Telker, 93, died at 9:35 a.m. Feb. 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 24, 1911, in Crosno, daughter of the late Boyd and Lula Mae Hughes Henderson, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Betty Clifton (02/16/05)
LEES SUMMIT - Betty Marie Clifton, 68, died Feb. 15, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Grubsville, daughter of the late Archie Grant and Mary Jane Minker Pierce, she was a member of the Blue Springs Country Club. A 1954 graduate of Grayridge High School, she was owner and chief executive officer of the Delta Sweeping Company for more than 30 years...
Irene Sims (02/23/05)
JACKSON - Lena Irene Sims, 88, formerly of Anniston, died at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 22, 2005, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born May 7, 1916, in Damascus, Ark., daughter of the late George and Sally Hensley Sims, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life before moving to Jackson in 2001. She was a member of the Christian Church in Anniston...
Lola Cates (02/23/05)
ST. LOUIS - Lola Cates, 85, formerly of Bloomfield, died Feb. 21, 2005, in St. Louis. Born Nov. 3, 1919, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Walker and Minnie Palmer, she lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life. She had been employed by the Elder Manufacturing Co. for many years and she and her husband owned and operated the Cates Auto Parts Store in Bloomfield...
Sharon Powell (02/23/05)
CHARLESTON - Sharon Lee Powell, 54, died at 12:35 p.m. Feb. 21, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1950, in East Prairie, daughter of Audie Lee Butler of Bertrand and Elsie Jeanette Frix Shelby of New Madrid, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. A medical transcriptionist for the Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston and East Prairie for many years, she was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie, the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life...
Wanda Brown (02/23/05)
CHAFFEE - Wanda L. Brown, 89, died Feb. 22, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Betty Towe (02/23/05)
MOREHOUSE - Betty J. Towe, 60, died Feb. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 27, 1944, in Pop City, daughter of the late Alvie and Gladys Frazier Boze, she was a member of Cline's Island General Baptist Church. On Dec. 1, 1960, she married Winford R. Towe who survives of the home...
Irene Smith (02/23/05)
SIKESTON - Elsie Irene Richey Smith, 89, died Feb. 19, 2005, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Aug. 24, 1915, in Point Pleasant, daughter of the late Thomas and Laura Owen Richey, she earned a masters in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Thelma King (02/23/05)
NEW MADRID - Thelma Margaret King, 88, died Feb. 21, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born May 10, 1916, daughter of the late Robert and Oma Parks, she was a lifelong resident of New Madrid County. For many years, Thelma was public relations officer for the Bank of New Madrid...
Libba Crisler (02/23/05)
NEW MADRID - Libba Hunter Crisler passed in the loving presence of her family on Feb. 20, 2005. She lived 91 incredible years and will be remembered with much love and many, many smiles. She touched many with her kind and caring ways; she will be greatly missed...
Vyola Grant (02/09/05)
CHARLESTON - Vyola Marie Grant, 63, died Feb. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 14, 1941, in Charleston, daughter of the late Carmel and Ethel Mae Henderson, she was a graduate of Lincoln High School. Survivors include: two sons, Corky Henderson of LaPlace, La., and Claude Grant Jr. ...
Bill Schroeder (02/09/05)
EMPORIA, Kan. - Wilbur G. "Bill" Schroeder, 96, died Feb. 6, 2005, at Newman Regional Health. Born June 10, 1908, in Hillsboro, son of the late Gerhard and Anna Bartel Schroeder, he owned and operated Navrats Office Supply in Garden City for 30 years before retiring in 1975 and was a member of the United Methodist Men. ...
Ronald Griffin (02/09/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Ronald Gene Griffin, 64, formerly of Bloomfield, died at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 6, 2005, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wappapello. Born Nov. 14, 1940, in Sikeston, son of the late John M. and Georgia P. Hagy Griffin, he was a truck driver. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Wappapello and Puxico Masonic Lodge 549...
Jewell Griffin (02/09/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Jewell Dean Griffin, 69, formerly of Bloomfield, died at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 6, 2005, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wappapello. Born Feb. 17, 1936, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Robert A. and Lena M. James Burns, she was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Wappapello and Order of the Eastern Star in Puxico...
Joan Lepper (02/09/05)
PUXICO - Joan M. Lepper, 72, formerly of St. Louis and Illinois, died Feb. 7, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born May 11, 1932, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of the late Ed and Mabel Merritt Deatherage, she lived in Puxico for the past 33 years and attended the Church of God in Poplar Bluff...
Darlene Constantine (02/09/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Regina Darlene King Constantine, 47, died at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 6, 2005, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wappapello. Born May 17, 1957, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Lendell E. King and her mother, Jewell D. Burns King Griffin, who also died in the traffic accident. She was a licensed practical nurse and stepdaughter of Ronald Gene Griffin, who died in the accident...
Mary Jenkins (02/28/05)
DEXTER - Mary Ann Jenkins, 67, died Feb. 26, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 3, 1937, in East Prairie, daughter of the late M.P. and Ola Perrin High, she lived in Dexter most of her life and was a past member of the Dexter Eagles Lodge...
Bill Lambert (02/28/05)
SIKESTON - William "Bill" Lambert, 76, died Feb. 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Beulah Lackey (02/28/05)
BENTON - Beulah Lackey, 75, died Feb. 25, 2005, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 26, 1930, in Mound City, Ill., daughter of the ate Elmer Allen and Lora Leatherland Welch, she was of the Baptist belief. On June 15, 1950, at Piggott, Ark., she married Harley William Lackey who preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1985...
Glenda Wasson (02/28/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Glenda Faye Wasson, 65, who died Feb. 25, 2005, were: Phil Dee Gurley, John Seiler, Jeff Young, Steve Shelton, Jerry Green and Tony Barborek.
Jack Mitchell (02/28/05)
SIKESTON - John P. "Jack" Mitchell, 75, died at 5:15 a.m. Feb. 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1929, in Memphis, Tenn., son of the late Clay Alexander and Lucille Caroline Proffit Mitchell Sr., he was a 1947 graduate of Sikeston High School and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Ralph Messmore (02/28/05)
ST. LOUIS - Ralph Messmore, 54, died Feb. 27, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bernie Cemetery.
Alta Reed (02/28/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Alta M. Reed, 89, formerly of Dexter, died Feb. 27, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 31, 1915, in Lexington, Tenn., daughter of the late Garfield and Lucy Belle Johnson Davis, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. She had been employed by the State School for Handicapped in Bloomfield...
Cornelia McCrate (02/28/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Cornelia McCrate, 94, died Feb. 25, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born July 15, 1910, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, daughter of the late Joseph C. and Delphine Dunne McCrate, she was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Lima, Ohio. A graduate of St. Eustachius High School in Portageville, she lived in Lima most of her life where she was retired from Westinghouse Electric...
Ronald Talley (02/28/05)
SCOTT CITY - Ronald Dale Talley, 58, died Feb. 26, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 5, 1946, in Dexter, son of Frances "Elizabeth" O'Dell Riggs of Scott City and the late Raymon Bartley Talley, he was an equipment operator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a sergeant with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He was a member of VFW Post 6407 in Scott City...
Ulah Pitts (02/28/05)
MOREHOUSE - Ulah "Doody" Pitts, 89, died Feb. 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 16, 1915, in Salcedo, daughter of the late Lester and Golda Fansler Newton, she moved from Morehouse to Oregon in 1941 and returned to Morehouse in 1972, where she was a member of the Rauch-Spence Memorial United Methodist Church...
Bob Harris (02/28/05)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Harold R. "Bob" Harris, 79, died Feb. 26, 2005, at Deaconess Hospital. Born Aug. 18, 1925, in Posey County, son of the late Marion and Edna Roedel Harris, He was a lifelong member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Evansville, where he had served as deacon, financial secretary and was president of the Churchmen's Brotherhood and sang in the choir. ...
Albert Jones (02/28/05)
CHARLESTON - Albert Lee Jones, 49, died at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 26, 2005, at his home. Born March 10, 1955, in Hayti, daughter of the late Albert Lewis and Laura Sparks Jones, he was a lifelong resident of Charleston. He was an automobile mechanic and was of the Baptist belief...
Nelson Dukes (02/28/05)
DEXTER - Nelson A. Dukes, 67, died Feb. 27, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Opal Baehr (02/28/05)
LILBOURN - Opal Baehr, 94, died Feb. 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 26, 1910, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Jack and Zada McCary Coffee, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn and was a clerk for Taylor's Grocery before retiring...
Betty Towe (02/22/05)
MOREHOUSE - Betty J. Towe, 60, died Feb. 21, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Edna Walker (02/22/05)
SCOTT CITY - Rebecca Edna Walker, 88, formerly of Mississippi County, died Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 27, 1916, near East Prairie, daughter of the late Albert Gibson and Sarah Annie Huffman Alsup Bishop Derrington, she graduated in 1934 from East Prairie High School. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Cape Girardeau and had recently attended Broadway United Methodist Church in Scott City...
Betty McBride (02/22/05)
DEXTER - Betty McBride, 71, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Feb. 21, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 26, 1933, at Paragould, Ark., daughter of the late William D. and Geneva Glasgow Walker, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a secretary for Side Construction in Cape Girardeau...
Lorna Elledge (02/22/05)
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Lorna Elledge, 72, formerly of Puxico, Mo., died Feb. 20, 2005, at Genesy's Health Park in Grand Blanc. Born May 25, 1932, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late Guy and Leota Keil Templeton, she lived in the Puxico area before moving to Grand Blanc four years ago. ...
Emma Brown (02/22/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - Emma Lorene Brown, 77, formerly of Dexter and Puxico, died Feb. 21, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 18, 1928, in Puxico, daughter of the late Alva Levi and Amelia Jane Grews Griffy, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Fisk and past member of Dexter Elks Lodge 2439 Ladies Auxiliary...
Viola Graham (02/22/05)
MATTHEWS - Viola Graham, 86, died Feb. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 7, 1918, in White Oak, daughter of the late John and Maude Mae Morrison Gilmore, she had attended Big Ridge General Baptist Church in Catron. In 1942, she married William Harvey Graham who preceded her in death on June 4, 1979...
Orba Allison (02/22/05)
PUXICO - Orba Arthur Allison, 63, died Feb. 18, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 15, 1941, at Poplar Bluff, son of Maudie Fox Allison of Puxico and the late Miles Allison, he was a union electrical lineman before retiring and veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors in addition to his mother include: two daughters, Michelle Hinzel of Lincoln, Ill., and Chelynn Bell of Clarksville, Tenn.; and five brothers, four sisters and five grandchildren...
Bob Wood (02/22/05)
DELTA - Robert Clifton "Bob" Wood, 83, died Feb. 18, 2005, at the Legacy Nursing Center in Bay City, Texas. Born June 19, 1921, in Peculiar, son of the late Leroy M. and Leta Mae Britton Wood, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as a teacher and coach with the Delta R-5 School District, had been a member, Sunday school teacher and former deacon of the First Baptist Church in Delta and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bay City...
Della Tatum (02/22/05)
ANNISTON - Della Boyer Tatum, 91, died at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19, 2005, at her home. Born March 15, 1913, in Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of the late John and Martha Ellen Barnes Boyer, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of the Gravel Ridge Baptist Church...
Sharon Powell (02/22/05)
CHARLESTON - Sharon Lee Powell, 54, died at 12:35 p.m. Feb. 21, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1950, in East Prairie, daughter of Audie Lee Butler of Bertrand and Elsie Jeanette Frix Shelby of New Madrid, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. A medical transcriptionist for the Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston and East Prairie for many years, she was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie, the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life...
Dorothy Telker (02/15/05)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Henderson Telker, 93, died at 9:35 a.m. Feb. 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Colleen Lambert (02/15/05)
BERTRAND - Pallbearers at services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Colleen Lambert, 84, who died Feb. 12, 2005, will be: Johnny King, Ron Rothlisberger, Cody Montgomery, Bill Littleton, Gene Hosey and Johnny Hester. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Doyle Cathey (02/15/05)
LILBOURN - Doyle Cathey, 68, died Feb. 15, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Annie Brown (02/15/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Annie L. Brown, 71, died Feb. 11, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Born April 16, 1933, in DeKalb, Miss., daughter of the late Lee Arthur and Annie L. Shoemaker Barrage, she was a cook at Joe's Restaurant in Kansas City and a member of the Church of God and Order of the Eastern Star...
Pete Burch (02/11/05)
MATTHEWS - Oather G. "Pete" Burch, 87, died at 10:12 p.m. Feb. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 24, 1917, in Matthews, son of the late H.T. "Dick" and Willie Morgan Burch, he was a motor grader operator for 40 years for the New Madrid County Highway Department, retiring in 1982. ...
Eileen J. Law (02/11/05)
SIKESTON - Eileen J. Law, 87, died at 3:40 p.m. Feb. 10, 2005, at the Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Nov. 6, 1917, in Clay County, Ark., to the late Edgar and Zula Jones Johnson, she formerly owned and operated the Shoe Box in Sikeston and was a member of the First Christian Church...
Virginia Collier (02/11/05)
SCOTT CITY - Virginia Belle Collier, 76, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 9:15 p.m. Feb. 9, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born May 1, 1928, in Oneida, Tenn., daughter of the late Hurstle and Lucy Winchester Laxton Sr., she graduated from East Prairie High School and taught in a rural school for two years. ...
Eugene Haney (02/11/05)
DEXTER - Eugene Haney, 78, died Feb. 10, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 23, 1926, at Henson, son of the late Smith James and Madge Phipps Haney, he was a member of the Bridge Church of Christ. He was a farmer and a former heavy equipment operator for the Wilson McMullin Construction Company of Sikeston...
Elsie Underwood (02/11/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Elsie Underwood, 86, died Feb. 11, 2005, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Ethel Hall (02/11/05)
NEW MADRID - Ethel Mae "Granny" Hall, 90, died Feb. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 15, 1914, in Center Ridge, Ark., daughter of the late Hathaway and Nancy Flowers, she was a cook for New Madrid County R-1 Schools for many years before retiring and member of the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church...
Verna Long (02/11/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Verna Sims Long, 88, died Feb. 10, 2005, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Oct. 30, 1916, in Brilliant, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Andy and Emma Winter Sims. On Aug. 12, 1936, in Alabama, she married Bill Long who preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1991...
Willie Walker (02/11/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Willie M. Walker, 76, died Feb. 9, 2005, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born March 12, 1927, in Decatur, Tenn., daughter of the late William and Jane Walker Pritchard, she was a member of Zion Rock Baptist Church. She and John Adam Walker Sr. were married in Tennessee and he preceded her in death in 1992...
Margaret Williams (02/11/05)
MATTHEWS - Margaret Ann Williams, 56, formerly of East Prairie, died Feb. 10, 2005, at Sells Rest Home. Born June 22, 1949, at East Prairie, daughter of the late Bill and Margaret Atkinson Baty, she attended the Freewill Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Darlene Constantine/Jewell Griffin/Ronnie Griffin (02/11/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at combined services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Regina Darlene King Constantine, 47, of Royce City, Texas, and Ronnie Gene Griffin, 64, of Wappapello, who died Feb. 6, 2005, in a traffic accident were: Mike Robey, Jerry Starnes, Terry Rowland, Garlin Johnson, Kenneth Standridge, William Helvering, Bill Pogue, Rick McLean, Rudy Williams, Brock Williams, Leo Lowery, Doug Lowery and Ed Wilkison...
Edgar Hayes (02/11/05)
BERNIE - Edgar Hayes, 95, died Feb. 11, 2005, at the Mark Twain Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Dale Creg (02/11/05)
DEXTER - Dale Creg, 65, died Feb. 10, 2005, at his home in rural Dexter. Born Feb. 23, 1939, in Bernie, son of Ivorene Davis Creg of Dexter and the late Wilburn Leonard Creg, he was a member of New Bethel General Baptist Church near Dexter. He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Ellis Hoffine (02/11/05)
SIKESTON - Elbert "Ellis" Hoffine, 70, died Feb. 9, 2005, at the Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Born Sept. 18, 1934, in Waterloo, Kan., son of Orpha Taber of Wichita, Kan., and the late Claus Hoffine, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blodgett and veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserves...
Joan Lepper (02/11/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Joan M. Lepper, 72, who died Feb. 7, 2005, were; Randy West, Bill Marvin, Rex Darnell, Josh Reasons, Steve Watkins and Bill Burge.
Clera Beeson (02/11/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Clera Estelle Beeson, 90, who died Feb. 9, 2005, will be: Jeff Beeson, Keith Beeson, Steve Beeson, Tony Beeson, Josh McBride and Larry Tucker. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Willard Christensen (02/13/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Willard Christensen, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 11, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Don Allen (02/13/05)
ELLINGTON - Don Allen, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 11, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington.
Eileen Law (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Eileen Law, 87, who died Feb. 10, 2005, were Bill Priday, Jimmy Sanders, R.L. Richards, Murray Sullivan and Ed Pangburn.
Pete Burch (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Oather G. "Pete" Burch, 87, of Matthews, who died Feb. 10, 2005, will be: Chris Polk, Jeff Polk, Robbie Burch, Jody O'Barr, Cole Burch and Matt Boes. Honorary pallbearers will be: Melvin Belvin, Harold Burch, Bill Burch, Lonnie Polk, Patrick Magee and David Hough...
Steven Spear (02/13/05)
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Steven K. Spear, 55, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 4:45 p.m. Feb. 2, 2005, in Logan County. Born Nov. 14, 1949, in Warren County, he was the son of Kenneth Spear and Dorothy Kirby Spear of Bowling Green. A 1967 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, he was a computer technician for Industrial Automation and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War...
Elsie Underwood (02/13/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Elsie M. Underwood, 86, died Feb. 11, 2005, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Sept. 19, 1918, at Linda, daughter of the late Ernst and Ida Young Smith, she was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville. On May 8, 1933, in Portageville, she married Ansel Underwood who preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1977...
Jackson Nanney (02/20/05)
CHAFFEE - Jackson Charles Nanney, 77, died at 9:12 p.m. Feb. 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 15, 1927, in Bollinger County, son of the late James Roscoe and Annie Perry Nanney, he retired as a mechanic and maintenance employee of the Chaffee Housing Authority. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Mikey Lorenz (02/20/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Shawn Michael "Mikey" Lorenz, 5, died Feb. 17, 2005, at the St. Louis Children's Hospital following injuries received in an automobile accident on Feb. 13, 2005. Born October 15, 1999, in Poplar Bluff to George Terry Lorenz, who survives of Van Buren, and Lois Ann Reed, who survives of East Prairie, he had lived in East Prairie most of his life where he was a member of Mrs. Beth's Head Start Class and attended St. James Baptist Church...
Dale Forrest (02/20/05)
SIKESTON - Albrie Dale Forrest, 49, died at 6:38 a.m. Feb. 17, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 13, 1955, in Sikeston, son of Benson Forrest and Geneva Dufer Forrest of Sikeston, he served as a private first class with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. A member of Murray Lane Baptist Church and Disabled American Veterans, he was a small business owner self-employed as a car buyer and professional painter...
Jennie Chroninster (02/20/05)
CHARLESTON - Jennie Ruth Chronister, 72, died at 10:39 a.m. Feb. 18, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 25, 1932, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Walter and Martha Helen Scheffler McCormick, she was a lifelong resident of Charleston. She worked in the Brown Shoe Company Commissary until retiring in 1960 and was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer for 20 years...
Norma Blankenship (02/20/05)
ST. CHARLES - Norma Blankenship, 92, formerly of Dexter, died Feb. 17, 2005, at the National Health Care Center in St. Louis. Born Aug. 13, 1912, in Campbell, daughter of the late John and Mertie Miller Lynn, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. She lived in Dexter from 1946 until moving to St. Charles, where she resided for the past 19 months...
Martin Bondurant (02/20/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Friday at the Missouri State Veterans' Cemetery for Martin H. Bondurant, 80, of Lilbourn, who died Feb. 16, 2005, were: Scott Bondurant, Martin Bondurant, Justin Bondurant, Brendan Bondurant, Cory Bondurant, Tom Womack, Jeff Womack and Nelth Williams...
Moe Robey (02/20/05)
SIKESTON - Delfis Martin "Moe" Robey, 64, formerly of Bloomfield, died Feb. 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 21, 1940, at Avert, son of Ada Morlan Robey of Sikeston and the late Delfis H. Robey, he had worked for the Hostess Bakery in St. Louis and was a retired farmer and truck driver...
Geneva Parker (02/20/05)
PARMA - Geneva Lynn Parker, 83, died at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Home. Born April 21, 1921, in Dyersburg, Tenn., to the late John and Maggie Stewart, she was a longtime secretary at the Parma Elementary School and a member of Business and Professional Women of Parma...
Viola Graham (02/21/05)
MATTHEWS - Viola Graham, 86, died Feb. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Edna Walker (02/21/05)
SCOTT CITY - Edna Derrington Walker, 88, formerly of Mississippi County, died Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Eugene McBride (02/21/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Imanuel Eugene McBride, 64, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 19, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born July 13, 1940, in Boekerton, son of Louise Meatte McBride of Portageville and the late Jessie McBride, he was a self-employed core buyer in the St. Louis area...
Patricia Reeves (02/21/05)
MORLEY - Patricia M. Reeves, 67, died at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 13, 1937, at Gideon, daughter of the late Frank and Ethel Jordan Vaughn, she retired as owner and operator of Earl and Patricia Trucking Company in Morley. She was a member of the Morley Baptist Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3319 in Sikeston...
Thomas Hall (02/21/05)
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Thomas H. Hall, 66, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Feb. 17, 2005, at his home. Born Feb. 13, 1939, he was the son of the late Arnold Elmo and Alice Winston Hall. His son, Tim Hall, survives of Savannah. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Gary Henson will officiate...
Tommy Cook (02/21/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Tommy Cook, 42, of Jackson and formerly of Puxico, who died Feb. 16, 2005, were: Garry Cook, Kenny Cook, Jimmy Holden, James Cook, Mike Cook, Codey Cook, Jason Cook and Billy Cooper...
John Walton (02/21/05)
MALDEN - John Henry Walton, 83, died Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 28, 1921, in Sardis, Miss., son of the late Ben and Elginie Brooks Walton, he was a member of the Malden Church of Christ. In 1941, he married Virgie Mae Rogers who survives of the home...
Steve Long (02/21/05)
BERNIE - Steve Long, 52, died Feb. 19, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 13, 1952, in Bernie, son of the late Ben and Dona Harmon Long, he was affiliated with the Bernie Church of the Nazarene. An auto body mechanic, he previously owned and operated an auto body shop in Bernie. He then worked for Allen Christian Buick in Dexter and was a longtime employee of Cecil Auto Sales in Dexter...
Melissa Placher (02/21/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at the Brown General Baptist Church for Melissa Placher, 89, who died Feb. 17, 2005, were: Jeff Placher, Eric Placher, Tim Placher, Perry Placher, Ryan Harmon and Bobby Harmon. Honorary pallbearers were: Cody Placher and Hill Barnett...
Herman Schacherbauer (02/21/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Herman Lee Schacherbauer, 72, who died Feb. 17, 2005, were: Keith Cates, Larry Rogers, Paul Haubold, Kelly Dennington, Jim Burge and Jerry Barnett.
Norma Blankenship (02/21/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Norma Blankenship, 92, of St. Charles and formerly of Dexter, who died Feb. 17, 2005, were: Marion Thompson, Evan Borders, Shane Smith, Les Doyle, Phil Hechler and Kenny Yeley...
Geneva Parker (02/21/05)
MALDEN - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Sunday at Malden Memorial Park Cemetery for Geneva Parker, 83, of Parma, who died Feb. 18, 2005, were: Justin Williams, Bill Nance, Chris Nance, James Vaughn, Jeff Womack, Oscar Sapp and Raymond Dickerson...
Barbara Johnson (02/04/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at memorial services conducted Thursday at the First Christian Church for Barbara M. Johnson, 84, who died Jan. 31, 2005, were; Bill Clinton, Ralph Suarez, Mark Williams, Isaac Johnson, Larry Boston and Ben Johnson. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Christine Wolford (02/06/05)
CAIRO, Ill. - Christine Wolford, 83, formerly of Dorena, Mo., died at 3:40 a.m. Feb. 5, 2005, at the Daystar Care Center in Cairo. Born Feb. 27, 1921, in Dorena, to the late Albert and Ida Newman Cole, she lived in rural Cairo for the past several years moving from Dorena. She was a member of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Tamms...
Cynthia Ward (02/06/05)
SIKESTON - Cynthia Ward, 44, died at 3:25 a.m. Feb. 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Harold Welch (02/04/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Harold Ray Welch, 56, died Feb. 3, 2005, at his home. Born April 9, 1948, in Marshall, son of the late David and Grace Gordon Welch, he lived in the Bloomfield community most of his life where he was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church. He was a heavy equipment operator before retiring...
Betty Pool (02/04/05)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth S. "Betty" Pool, 91, formerly of Rock Island, Ill., died Feb. 2, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 16, 1913, in Galveston, Texas, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Cronholm Shield. A 1935 graduate of Augustana College, she graduated in 1948 with a master's degree in education from the University of Illinois. ...
Jeremy Evans (02/03/05)
SIKESTON - Jeremy Ray Evans, 23, died Feb. 2, 2005, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 1, 1981, in Sikeston, he was a graduate of the New Dawn State School. Survivors include: his mother and stepfather, Patsy (Wheetley) and Roger Burns of Sikeston; two brothers, Shawn Burns of Canyon, Texas, and Cameron Burns of Amarillo, Texas; and three sisters, Lori Warren and Sherry Slayden of Diehlstadt and Pam White of Tulia, Texas...
Claudette Holden (02/03/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Pearl Claudette Holden, 67, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 31, 2005, at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born June 24, 1937, daughter of the late James and Velma Mays Davenport, she had lived in Springfield since 1977 and worked for Terra Cotta Creations until her retirement. She was queen mother of the Red Hat Society of the Springfield Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center...
Charles Anderson (02/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charles Preston Anderson, 75, died at 8:06 p.m. Feb. 1, 2005, at his home. Born March 6, 1929, in Charleston, son of the late Kirb and Vern Baker Anderson, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was of the Baptist belief. Before retiring from the U.S. Army, he was a paratrooper in the special forces unit during the Korean War...
Josephine Keen (02/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Josephine Keen, 85, died at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 2, 2005, at her home. Born July 8, 1919, near Middleton, Tenn., daughter of the late Cullen and Rosa Fish Brown, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She attended the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Jerry Hicks (02/02/05)
CANALOU - The Rev. Jerry Lloyd Hicks, 66, died at 7:33 p.m. Jan. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 31, 1938, at Elkland, son of the late Jesse Leroy and Laura Lipe Hicks, he served with the U.S. Navy in Guam following the Korean War. ...
Sarah Afultis (02/02/05)
VALRICO, Fla. - Sarah Carolyn Alfultis, 101, died at 2 p.m. Jan. 25, 2005, at her home in Valrico. Born March 16, 1903, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of the late Benton Lafayette and Clara Clarinda Bonifield Barnhill, she was a retired teacher and had taught at Blodgett, Mo., Vanduser, Mo., and Oran, Mo., public schools. ...
Helen Bertrand (02/02/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Helen Mildred Bertrand, 76, died Feb. 1, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Friedenburg, daughter of the late Lonnie Henry and Velma Farrar Mehner, she graduated from Cape Central High School and the Cape Girardeau Beauty College. ...
Barbara Johnson (02/02/05)
SIKESTON - Barbara M. Johnson, 84, died at 3:12 p.m. Jan. 31, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Portland, Ore., daughter of the late Leonard and Mabel Neeley Moore, she was a member and elder of the First Christian Church. ...
Lance Walters (02/02/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lance E. Walters, 54, formerly of Waxahachie, Texas, died Jan. 31, 2005, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of June Lansing Walters and Horace Walters of Sikeston. A graduate of Sikeston High School, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in education and master of arts in history from Southeast Missouri State University...
Richard Powell (02/02/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Richard Coleson Powell, 72, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at the Capital Region Medical Center. Born Aug. 27, 1932 in Caruthersville, he was the son of the late R.C. and Mayme Branchville Canada Powell. A 1950 graduate of Caruthersville High School, he received a bachelor of science in education degree in 1954 from Southeast Missouri State College at Cape Girardeau and pursued graduate studies in guidance and counseling from Southeast and in music at Columbia University in New York City. ...
Avery Marret (02/02/05)
CARDWELL - Avery Brent Marret, 49, died Jan. 20, 2005, at his home. Born May 12, 1955, son of J.R. and Marie Wilmoth Marret, he was a 1973 graduate of Southland High School. He was a farmer and lifelong resident of Cardwell. Other survivors include: one son, Adam Marret of Jonesboro, Ark.; and two brothers and one sister-in-law, Jim and Elaine Marret of Sikeston and John Marret of Corning, Ark...
Irene Simmons (02/02/05)
LILBOURN - Irene Simmons, 73, formerly of Portageville, died Jan. 26, 2005, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born Sept. 8, 1931, in Osceola, Ark., daughter of the late Daniel and Lucille Wilson, she had worked as a teacher's aide for Head Start. She was a member of Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville, where she served on the Usher Board for many years...
James Owens (02/02/05)
CHAFFEE - James Edward Owens, 80, died Jan. 31, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 14, 1924, in Fort Worth, Texas, son of the late Edgar Layetta and Cora Mae Reason Owens, he retired as a section foreman for the Burlington Northern Railroad Company in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Jimmie Pollard (02/02/05)
SIKESTON - Jimmie Lee Pollard, 62, died Feb. 1, 2005, at her home. Born June 30, 1942, in Chatfield, Ark., daughter of the late Jamie and Pearl Mae Morgan Lewis, she lived in Missouri for more than 25 years. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church and had been employed as a nurse aide and mail clerk...
Charles Anderson (02/02/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charles Anderson, 75, died at 8:06 p.m. Feb. 1, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Claudette Holden (02/02/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Claudette Holden, 67, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 1, 2005, in Springfield. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday.
Edna Hagan (02/02/05)
SCOTT CITY - Edna Margaret Held Hagan, 92, died at 2:37 a.m. Feb. 1, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 28, 1912, in Illmo, daughter of the late Dave and Amelia Sander Held, she had been engaged in farming and was a member of Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City...
Hubert Bewley (02/18/05)
MATTHEWS - Hubert Farrell Bewley, 72, died at 7:10 a.m. Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 26, 1932, in London, Ark., son of the late Raymond Elmer and Grace Cox Bewley, he was a self-employed welder and mechanic and operated Bewley's Garage in Matthews...
Carl Davis (02/18/05)
DEXTER - Carl Davis, 75, died Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 22, 1929, at Shook, son of the late Howard Roscoe and Maude Morgan Davis, he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. A former teacher at Dudley, he was a teacher and administrator for the Dexter Public School System and served as superintendent from 1979-81. He was also a member of the Stoddard County Retired Teachers' Association...
Delfis Robey (02/18/05)
SIKESTON - Delfis Robey, formerly of Bloomfield, died Feb. 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Frankie Morris (02/18/05)
LILBOURN - Frankie Lee Morris, 53, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 4, 1951, near Parma, son of Airis Louis Morris of Malden and the late Dennis James Morris, he was a farmer and lifelong resident of Lilbourn...
Lester Stafford (02/18/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Tanner Street Church of God for Lester Stafford, 91, who died Feb. 16, 2005, will be: Donnie Underwood, Josh Underwood, Drew Underwood, Kenneth Bailey, Mike McReynolds and Doug Scott...
Julia Thornton (02/18/05)
MALDEN - Julia Mae Thornton, 92, died Feb. 13, 2005, at her daughter's home in Malden. Born March 7, 1912, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Clarence and Lula Smith Williams, she was a member of Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star in Malden...
Herman Schacherbauer (02/18/05)
DEXTER - Herman Lee Schacherbauer, 72, died Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 12, 1933, in Canalou, son of the late Joseph and Alma Katheryn Ploense Schacherbauer, he retired as a dispatcher for the Dexter Police Department. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and member of Calvary Baptist Church, Eagles and the American Legion in Dexter...
Tommy Cook (02/18/05)
JACKSON - Tommy Cook, 42, formerly of Puxico, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 5, 1963, in Dexter, son of Lawrence Cook of Yuma, Ariz., and Joyce Lawson Cook of Puxico, he lived in Puxico until 1985 and moved to Jackson in 2002. He was a truck driver and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau...
Martin Bondurant (02/18/05)
LILBOURN - Martin H. Bondurant Jr., 80, formerly of Union City, Tenn., died Feb. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 4, 1924, in Union City, son of the late Martin H. and Bessie Brown Bondurant, he lived in Lilbourn for the past 54 years and was a member of the Parma United Methodist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had worked for the state agriculture department and also in agriculture sales...
Dorothy Telker (02/18/05)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Mae Telker, 93, died at 9:35 a.m. Feb. 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 24, 1911, in Crosno, daughter of the late Boyd and Lura Mae Hughes Henderson, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Elma Winchester (02/18/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Elma A. Winchester, 87, who died Feb. 16, 2005, were: Brandon Winchester, Matt Winchester, Todd Cunningham, Randy McClard, Terry Borgfield and Steve Rose.
Melissa Placher (02/18/05)
PUXICO - Melissa Placher, 89, died Feb. 17, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born May 7, 1915, in Puxico, daughter of the late Martin and Ethel Ross Sifford, she was a lifelong resident of the Puxico area, where she was the oldest living member of the Brown General Baptist Church...
Don Allen (02/14/05)
ELLINGTON - Donald Jean "Don" Allen, 66, died Feb. 11, 2005, at the Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. Born March 11, 1938, in Jackson, to the late Joe and Grace Vananberg Allen, he was a former employee with the Missouri Department of Transportation. A member of the Naval Reserve, he was affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Raymond Tindle (02/14/05)
LILBOURN - Raymond Tindle, 93, died Feb. 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 10, 1911, in Columbus, Miss., son of the late Roland and Bessie Beam Tindle, he was a farmer and had worked for Ralston Purina before retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
'Red' Oliver (02/14/05)
CARTERVILLE, Ill. - Ozoral "Red" Oliver, 79, of Carterville died at 12:20 p.m. Feb. 12, 2005, at Herrin Hospital. Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Princeton, Ky., to the late Cullen and Dora (Kappler) Oliver, he worked as a construction superintendent throughout Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois before settling down in Carterville and forming O.M. ...
Mabel Keller (02/14/05)
DEXTER - Mabel Geneva Keller, 85, died Feb. 12, 2005, at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born March 24, 1919, in Florence, Ala., to the late David Johnson Phillips and Elizabeth Derenda House Phillips, she was affiliated with the Broadwater Church of the Brethren and was a homemaker...
Ruby L. Whaley (02/14/05)
SIKESTON - Ruby L. Whaley, 101, died at Hunter Acres Nursing Center Feb. 13, 2005. Born Sept. 16, 1903, at Big Cabin in the Oklahoma Indian Territory to the late Charles and Laura Acklin, she was a member of the Methodist Church in DeSoto and a 70-year member of the Eastern Star...
Colleen Lambert (02/14/05)
BERTRAND - Colleen Lambert, 84, died at 1:35 p.m. Feb. 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 11, 1920, in Morehouse to the late Floyd and Edith Simmons McMullin, she was a housewife and a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Edna Claycomb (02/14/05)
DIEHLSTADT - Edna L. Claycomb, 91, died at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 23, 1913, in Diehlstadt to the late John and Ada Cooper Michael, she was a housewife and a member of the St. Henry's Catholic Church in Charleston...
Richard Whitaker (02/14/05)
SCOTT CITY - Richard Ray Whitaker, 59, died at 2:40 p.m. Feb. 11, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 31, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of Lillian Huskey Sample of Cape Girardeau and the late John T. Whitaker, he was a U.S. Army Spc. 5 in the Vietnam War. He had been a truck driver for Delta Asphalt, ASA Asphalt and Potashnick and was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Scott City...
Ellis Hoffine (02/14/05)
SIKESTON - Elbert "Ellis" Hoffine, 70, died Feb. 9, 2005, at the Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Born Sept. 18, 1934, in Waterloo, Kan., son of Orpha Taber of Wichita, Kan., and the late Claus Hoffine, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blodgett and veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserves...
Elmer Heuring (02/08/05)
KELSO - Elmer George Heuring, 80, died at 9:05 a.m. Feb. 6, 2005, at his home. Born June 11, 1924, in Kelso to the late Lawrence and Clara Gosche Heuring, he was employed in farming. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. A member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, he was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6420 in Scott City, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6407 in Scott City and a member of the American Legion Post 133 in Perryville...
Darlene Constantine (02/08/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Regina Darlene King Constantine, 47, died in an automobile accident at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 6, 2004, near Wappapello. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday...
Ronald Gene Griffin/ Jewell Dean Griffin (02/08/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Ronald Gene Griffin, 64, and his wife, Jewell Dean Griffin, 69, formerly Sikeston, died in an automobile accident at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 6, 2004, near Wappapello. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday...
Erna Sullivan (02/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Erna Mary Sullivan, 90, died at 6:56 a.m. Feb. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1914, in Commerce, daughter of the late Monroe and Carrie Sheetz Wills, she was a homemaker and had worked at H&H Auto Supply in Charleston. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Carl Thomann (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - Carl Irvin Thomann, 84, died at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 25, 1920, in Morehouse, son of the late Irvin M. and Lillie Be. West Thomann, he owned the Circle Gas Company. He was also a truck driver and had been employed by the W.S. McMullin Construction Co., Kellett Oil Co. and Moore Co. He was a member of Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church...
Vincent Michelena (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - Vincent Ramon Michelena, 85, died at 11 a.m. Feb. 6, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 4, 1919, in Denver, Colo., son of the late Ramon and Virginia Cage Michelena, he retired as a chief master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, after 32 years of service. He was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church...
Rex Jeffress (02/08/05)
KENNETT - Rex L. Jeffress, 82, formerly of Bernie, died Feb. 5, 2005, at his home. Born March 9, 1922, in Bernie, son of the late Delmer S. and Viola Hopkins Jeffress, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II and retired as a salesman for the Tayloe Paper Co. in Memphis, Tenn...
Rose Morey (02/08/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rose Morey, 48, died at 3:09 a.m. Feb. 8, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Wylee Zimmerman (02/08/05)
CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. - Wylee Douglass Zimmerman, 71, formerly of Campbell, Mo., and Jonesboro, Ark., died Feb. 5, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville. Born March 14, 1933, near Malden, son of the late Hershel Wiley and Goldie Mae Venable Zimmerman, he graduated from Bernie (Mo.) High School and attended the University of Alaska at Anchorage, Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Mich., Mankato (Minn.) State University, the Federal Aviation Agency Academy in Oklahoma City, the University of Louisville and several military schools.. ...
Lee Fansler (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - Orla Lee Fansler, 79, died Feb. 5, 2005, at his home. Born July 21, 1925, in Sikeston to the late Orla and Jennettia Fansler, he owned and operated a cookie distributorship from 1946 to 1976. A 1944 graduate of Sikeston High School, he was a staff sergeant in the U.S. ...
Beatrice Gowen (02/08/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Beatrice M. Gowen, 82, who died Feb. 5, 2005, were: Charles Griffin, Alan Mansker, Don Jones, Lyle Allen, Josh Mansker and Thad Jones.
Jenny Stark (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - Jeanette N. "Jenny" Stark, 27, died Feb. 6, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 17, 1977, in Mexico, Mo., daughter of Caren Teaster Stark Brown of Sikeston and the late Paul Stark III, she was a 1996 graduate of Sikeston High School. She had been employed in the Wal-Mart Photo Lab and was also a telephone salesperson for Rain Soft...
Barbara Landewee (02/07/05)
CHAFFEE - Barbara Mary Landewee, 90, died at 6:33 a.m. Feb. 6, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 14, 1914, in Bollinger County, to the late William H. and Anna Hinkebein Vandeven, she was a homemaker and for many years served as a 4-H leader. A member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, she was a member of the Daughters of St. Ambrose, Legion of Mary, St. Ann's Sodality and the New Hamburg Senior Citizens...
Lee Fansler (02/07/05)
SIKESTON - Orla Lee Fansler, 79, died Feb. 5, 2005, at his home. Born July 21, 1925, in Sikeston to the late Orla and Jennettia Fansler, he owned and operated a cookie distributorship from 1946 to 1976. A 1944 graduate of Sikeston High School, he was a staff sergeant in the U.S. ...
Cynthia Ward (02/07/05)
SIKESTON - Cynthia Darlene Ward, 44, died at 3:25 a.m. Feb. 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 18, 1960, in Clinton, Ark., to Brenda Collins Hammons of Bertrand and the late Alvin Ward, she had lived in Sikeston most of her life. She was member of the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and employed as a truck driver with Henderson Trucking Co...
Pauline Hupp (02/07/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Pauline Hupp, 78, died Feb. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Born Sept. 2, 1926, in Jerusalem, Ark., to the late Sigmond and Ethel Stobaugh Kennedy, she was a self-employed seamstress in Sikeston and Cape Girardeau. A member of the Lynwood Baptist Church, she was formerly a member at the Miner Baptist Church...
Carl Thomann (02/07/05)
SIKESTON - Carl Thomann, 84, died at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 6, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Jenny Stark (02/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Jeanette N. "Jenny" Stark, 27, died Feb. 6, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
David Hunsperger (02/07/05)
VANDUSER - David Wayne Hunsperger, 31, died at 10 a.m. Feb. 5, 2005, at his home. Born June 12, 1973, at Charleston to the late Connie Hunsperger Farrell, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was a welder and affiliated with the Baptist church...
Vincent Michelena (02/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Vincent R. Michelena, 85, died Feb. 6, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Marian Moody (02/07/05)
SIKESTON - Marian Moody, 89, died Feb. 6, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 7, 1915, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late David and Minnie Harper Aslin, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston since 1946. She had worked for Sikes Hardware and Sikes Sporting Goods before retiring...
Erna Sullivan (02/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Erna Mary Sullivan, 90, died at 6:56 a.m. Feb. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1914, in Commerce, daughter of the late Monroe and Carrie Sheetz Wills, she was a homemaker and had worked at H&H Auto Supply in Charleston. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Raymond Scherer (02/07/05)
BENTON - Raymond Charles Scherer, 67, died Feb. 5, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 24, 1937, at Benton to the late John and Bertha Enderle Scherer, he was employed in farming and a member of the St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Elmer Heuring (02/07/05)
KELSO - Elmer George Heuring, 80, died at 9:05 a.m. Feb. 6, 2005, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City where parish prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus service at 7:15 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev. Oliver Clavin officiating...
Wanda Fitzpatrick (02/07/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Wanda Fitzpatrick, 82, died Feb. 4, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 17, 1922, in Canalou, to Florence Emma Robinson of Cape Girardeau and the late Lester Hugh Poe, she worked for the catalog department at Sears in Cape Girardeau. ...
Toots Moore (02/07/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- William A. "Toots" Moore, 89, died at 10:03 a.m. Feb. 5, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 30, 1915, at Caruthersville, son of the late William A. and Pearl Michie Moore, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer and rental proprietor...
Beatrice Gowen (02/07/05)
DEXTER - Beatrice M. Gowen, 82, died Feb. 5, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 18, 1922, in Clinton, Tenn., to the late Charles Edward and Lulu Smith Tucker, she moved as a child to Bragg City where she graduated high school. In 1939 she moved to Gray Ridge residing there until moving to Dexter in 1996. She was an active member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
June James (02/01/05)
JACKSON -- June James, 82, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 29, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Born July 16, 1922, in Chickasha, Okla., daughter of the late Fred and Iva Mercer Baugher, she trained in St. Louis during World War II to be a machinist and later worked at Hahs Machine Shop in Sikeston. ...
Barbara Johnson (02/01/05)
SIKESTON - Barbara M. Johnson, 84, died Jan. 31, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Hattie Hankins (02/01/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Hattie P. Hankins, 95, died Jan. 31, 2005, at the Gideon Care Center. Born Feb. 2, 1909, in Portageville, daughter of the late James Henry and Suzie Sutton, she was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. On Nov. 1, 1930, she married Oval W. Hankins who preceded her in death in April 1963...
Jarrell Grindstaff (02/01/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at the Brown General Baptist Church near Puxico for Jarrell Verdell Grindstaff, 79, who died Jan. 29, 2005, were: Dick Baskett, Tom Bivens, Ronnie Adams, Ronnie Adams Jr., Jason Crites and Keith Juedemann...
Sarah Alfutis (02/01/05)
VALRICO, Fla. - Sarah Carolyn Alfultis, 101, died at 2 p.m. Jan. 25, 2005, at her home in Valrico. Born March 16, 1903, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of the late Benton Lafayette and Clara Clarinda Bonifield Barnhill, she was a retired teacher and had taught at Blodgett, Mo., Vanduser, Mo., and Oran, Mo., public schools. ...
James Owens (02/01/05)
CHAFFEE - James Edward Owens Sr., 80, died Jan. 31, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Michael Conyers (02/27/05)
BARLOW, Ky. - Michael Ray Conyers, 46, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died unexpectedly at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 25, 2005, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born July 22, 1958, in Cairo, Ill., son of Francis Lucille Jackson Partin of Cunningham and the late Earnest "Slick" Conyers, he moved to Barlow in 1991, where he was employed by West Kentucky Tractor Parts...
Ricky Ling Jr. (02/27/05)
NEW MADRID - Ricky Allen Ling Jr., 27, died 2:05 a.m. Feb. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 15, 1977, in Sikeston, son of Ricky Ling Sr. and Brenda Patterson of New Madrid, he farmed with his father and was a member of Eagles Aerie 4206 in New Madrid...
Bertie Hale (02/27/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bertie Lawrence Hale, 86, died at 7 a.m. Feb. 26, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 17, 1919, in Pettit Jean Mountain, Ark., son of the late James and Ethel Cunningham Hale, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church in East Prairie...
Fran Gonzales (02/27/05)
SIKESTON - Frances "Fran" Gonzales, 56, died Feb. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 25, 1948, in Sikeston, daughter of the Marvin "Buddy" and Ida Sidney Oliver Wallace of Sikeston, she had been a certified nurse aide for the Sikeston Convalescent Center and Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Lorna Elledge (02/27/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lorna Elledge, 72, who died Feb. 20, 2005, were: Larry Crank, Jeff Crank, Carroll Elledge, Scott Eddy, Brian Eddy and Wayne Elledge.
Cornelia McCratre (02/27/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Cornelia McCrate, 94, died Feb. 25, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Weston Beaird (02/27/05)
BERNIE - Weston Beaird, 68, died Feb. 24, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 17, 1936, in Bernie, son of the late Ralph and Cassie Oneida Murphy Beaird, he was a lifelong resident of Bernie. He was a farmer, member of the Bernie Church of Christ and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Glenda Wasson (02/27/05)
SIKESTON - Glenda Faye Wasson, 65, died at 9:35 a.m. Feb. 25, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Feb. 9, 1940, in Kennett, daughter of the late Buford Harder and Mildred Ernestine Floyd Harder, she was the stepdaughter of the late Jim Pitts. She was a court clerk administrator for the Sikeston Municipal Court and later for the City of Miner. A member of Wesley United Methodist Church and VFW Post 3174 Ladies Auxiliary, she was co-founder of the Delta Area Blind...
Glen Rice (02/27/05)
BLODGETT - Glen Allen Rice, 79, died at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 25, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 2, 1925, in Dyersburg, Tenn., son of the late Charles Rupert and Bonnie Avis Robert Rice, he served with the U.S. Air Force in World War II and had attained the rank of corporal radar mechanic and was honorably discharged on Feb. ...
Gordon Coffer (02/25/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gordon Ray Coffer, 68, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 23, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 7, 1936, in Wolf Island, son of the late Forrest W. and Iva Mae Johnson Coffer, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was of the Baptist belief. He was a farmer and worked for Hartwell Aircraft in Culvert City, Calif., for 15 years...
Glen Rice (02/25/05)
BLODGETT - Glen A. Rice, 79, died Feb. 25, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Michael Conyers (02/25/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Michael Ray Conyers, 46, died Feb. 25, 2005, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
James Cogdill (02/25/05)
SOUTH PORT, Fla. - James Murl Cogdill, 72, died at 9:445 a.m. Jan. 23, 2005, at his home. Born on August 6, 1932 in Algoa, Ark., son of the late James F. and Roxa Cannon Cogdill, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Secret Service while stationed in Germany. He then worked as a foreman for a Denver paper mill and later became a breeder and trainer for greyhound dogs with kennels in Florida and Iowa. Cogdill attended the Victory of Faith Fellowship Church of South Port...
Ricky Ling Jr. (02/25/05)
NEW MADRID - Ricky A. Ling Jr., 27, died at 2:05 a.m. Feb. 25, 2005, of injuries sustained in an accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home.
Betty Towe (02/25/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home for Betty Towe, 60, of Morehouse, who died Feb. 21, 2005, were; Brian Towe, Dustin Perry, Trey Riley, Ben Riley, Lee Boze, Allen Towe, Buddy McCain and Dude McDonnold. Honorary pallbearer was Billy Towe...
Robert McGill (02/25/05)
DEXTER - Robert McGill, 64, died Feb. 23, 2005, in Dexter. Born July 20, 1940, in Arcadia, son of Betty Smith McGill of Noblesville, Ind., and the late Mark F. McGill, he was a certified public accountant in Dexter and Malden. A member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he was also a former member of the Dexter Kiwanis and Lions clubs...
Linda James (02/25/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Linda Faye James, 45, died at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, following an extended illness. Born Sept. 8, 1959, in Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of Clyde Richard Wallace and Wyvon Marks Wallace of East Prairie, she had been employed as a secretary. She was of the Baptist belief...
Grace Malone (02/25/05)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Grace Self Malone, 77, formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died at 2:10 p.m. Feb. 24, 2005, at the Red Bud (Ill.) Nursing Center. Born May 6, 1927, in Diehlstadt, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Charles Watson and Katie Katherine Mizer Self. She lived in Mississippi County most of her life, where she was employed by the Brown Shoe Company. She moved to St. Louis and worked for the Bemis Bag Company until retiring...
Weston Beaird (02/25/05)
BERNIE - Weston Beaird, 68, died Feb. 24, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.