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Obituaries from March 2005

Jesse Perry (03/23/05)
CHARLESTON - Jesse Perry, 78, died at 5:40 p.m. March 22, 2005, at his residence in Charleston. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Southside Baptist Church in Charleston...
Ralph Moody (03/23/05)
SIKESTON -- Ralph Moody, 92, died March 22, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Thursday until time of services at 1 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Philip Crader (03/24/05)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Philip Niles Crader, 44, formerly of Germantown, Tenn., died March 22, 2005, at Princeton Baptist Hospital in Birmingham. Son of Donald Neil and Dorothy Roach Crader of Germantown and formerly of Charleston, Mo., and Diehlstadt, Mo., he attended Germantown schools and had worked as a construction project electrician...
Ralph Moody (03/24/05)
SIKESTON - Ralph Moody, 92, died March 22, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 13, 1912, in Sikeston, son of the late Frank and Francis Inman Moody, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston since 1946. He worked for the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston for 46 years before retiring...
Kenneth Hale (03/24/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kenneth W. Hale, 82 , died at 12:26 a.m. March 24, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 18, 1922, in Arkansas, son of the late George W. and Maude Williams Hale, he had live most of his life in East Prairie, where he owned and operated Hale Radiator Shop for several years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy...
Jesse Perry (03/24/05)
CHARLESTON - Jesse Robert Perry, 78, died at 5:40 p.m. March 22, 2005, at his residence in Charleston. Born March 7, 1927, in Senath to the late Charles William and Flora Parlimon Perry, he moved to Vanduser as a young boy residing there until joining the U.S. ...
Bernice Stader (03/30/05)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for Bernice Tinnell Stader, 92, who died March 29, 2005, will be: Bruce Austin, Charles Brink, Reginald Young, Ernest P. "Jack" Moxley, Don Moxley and Emmett Burke...
Herb Schuerenberg Jr. (03/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Herbert A. "Herb" Schuerenberg Jr., 59, died at 1:30 p.m. March 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 26, 1945, in Kewanee, son of the late Herbert A. and Anna A. Bizzell Schuerenberg Sr., he was a landowner and farmer for many years in Scott and New Madrid counties. He also had a private pilot's license and had been a member of the Scott County Sheriff's Posse...
Mary Newell (03/30/05)
GRAYRIDGE -- Mary Newell, 76, died March 29, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 11, 1928, in Mississippi, daughter of the late Frank Arnold and Lena Elizabeth Hicks Graue, she was affiliated with the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter and was a housewife...
Gregory Deuster (03/30/05)
SIKESTON - Gregory James Deuster, 47, departed from this world while sleeping quietly on March 8, 2005. Born Oct. 21, 1957, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Philip and Maggie Day Deuster of Sikeston, he lived in Sikeston for the past 37 years and was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church...
Austin Pounds (03/30/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Austin Pounds, 16, died March 28, 2005, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Brownwood. Born March 9, 1989, at Poplar Bluff, son of Phil Pounds of Dexter and Joy Thurman Dowell of Bloomfield, he was a sophomore at Bloomfield High School where he was a class officer and a member of the Bloomfield Wildcats baseball team, FBLA, Beta Club and student council. He had lived all his life in Bloomfield...
Mary Johnson (03/30/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Johnson, 80, died at 12:30 a.m. March 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Shirley Goode (03/30/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Shirley Goode, 83, who died March 26, 2005, were: Anthony P. Terry, John W. Faucett II, Walter D. "Bo" Landers, Larry Landers, Jason Kuykendall and Lee Alcott...
Albert Thornton (03/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Albert Lee "Big Tim" Thornton, 59, died March 26, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 12, 1946, in Pop City, son of the late Jonas and Idell Lewis Thornton, he was of the Baptist belief. On June 13, 1988, he married Shirley Lee Bryant, who survives of the home...
Artie Rowland (03/30/05)
PARMA -- Artie Alean Rowland, 92, died March 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Mary Heisserer (03/30/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Ann Heisserer, 37, formerly of Scott City, died March 29, 2005, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
'Brownie' Brown (03/23/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for James Lloyd "Brownie" Brown, 82, who died March 18, 2005, were: Thomas Fowler, James Fowler, Dennis Brown, Tom Mossman, Keith Mossman and Claude Lowe. Honorary pallbearers were: Russell Goodman, W.J. Lowe and Sherrill Corbin...
Pete Graham (03/23/05)
OGDEN, Utah - Pete J. Graham, 92, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died March 21, 2005. Born Aug. 19, 1912 in Madison County, Mo., to the late Fred and Sarah Reed Graham, he attended school in Coppermines, Mo., and was a member of the Blush Church in the Oak Grove community. ...
Rodney Long (03/23/05)
ADVANCE -- Rodney James Long, 71, died March 22, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 30, 1933, in Painton, son of the late Evans and Georgia Flowers Long, he was a retired mechanic. On Jan. 24, 1952, in Painton, he married Margaret Kinder who survives of the home...
Dixie Hughes (03/23/05)
DEXTER -- Dixie Hughes, 91, died March 21, 2005, at Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 29, 1913, in Morley, daughter of the late John Wesley and Lillian Moore Dillon, she had lived in Grayridge for many years before moving to Dexter 39 years ago. She was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
William Morgan (03/23/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for William A. Morgan, 91, who died March 19, 2005, were: Bryan Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Russell Turner, Scott Evans, Glen Evans and Roy Abbott.
Ray Payne (03/23/05)
SIKESTON -- Ray Eugene Payne, 56, died March 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 21, 1949, in Sikeston, son of the late Orville Ray Payne and Evelyn Loretta Jordan Howard, he was a member of the New Life Fellowship in New Madrid. He had been pastor of the Community Church of God, a truck loader for Malone and Hyde and a machine serviceman for Burch Foods before retiring...
Betty Beck (03/23/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Betty Beck, 70, who died March 20, 2005, were: James Beck, Chris Babb, Cecil Babb, Bart Smith, Shane Beck and Charlie Neece.
Opal Campbell (03/23/05)
DEXTER - Opal A. Campbell, 89, died March 22, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 5, 1915, in Keo, Ark., to the late L.R. "Pat" and Talitha Aslin Patterson, she lived most of her life in Dexter where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Lester Davis (03/23/05)
NEW MADRID - Lester Marion Davis, 82, died March 21, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 31, 1923, at Doniphan to the late Benjamin Franklin Davis and Jane Stovall Davis, he was a farmer in New Madrid County. On Nov. 5, 1943, at Bloomfield, he married Cynthia Ann Chadwell who preceded him in death on July 24, 1992. Also preceding him in death were three brothers and two sisters...
Mary Newell (03/29/05)
GRAYRIDGE -- Mary Kathryn Newell, 76, died March 29, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bernice Stader (03/29/05)
CHARLESTON -- Bernice Tinnell Stader, 92, died at 1:32 a.m. March 29, 2005, at the Charleston Manor. Born May 18, 1912, in East Prairie, daughter of the late J. David "Dave" and Mary Elizabeth Moore Tinnell, she had lived most of her life in Charleston, where she was employed as a bookkeeper with Friedmans Department Store in downtown Charleston and later with the Charleston Auction Company until her retirement. ...
Dennis Botsch (03/29/05)
BERNIE -- Dennis Robert Botsch, 80, died March 27, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Malden. Born July 13, 1924, in Carmi, Ill., son of the late Christian W. and Flora Winter Botsch, he was a retired farmer and former member of the Bernie Jaycees and Bernie School Board. ...
Ray Alberson (03/29/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Ray Alberson, 77, who died March 28, 2005, will be: Terry Joe Couch, Doyne Elliot, Keith Elliot, Ron Hess, Tim Lambert and Woody Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be: Lynn Ingram and Juanita McArthur, Windy Blackman, Sonny and Pat Bickford, Junior and Loretta Peters, Jerry Moore and Stanley Wilson...
Kathleen McClellan (03/29/05)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Kathleen Lillian McClellan, 76, who died March 24, 2005, were: David McClellan, Dale McClellan, Daniel McClellan, Lee Carmack, Dearvin McClellan and Louie Dale Hudson...
Philip Pounds (03/29/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Philip Austin Pounds, 16, died March 28, 2005, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Sally Whitson (03/22/05)
DEXTER -- Sally Nadine Whitson, 82, died March 20, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born June 9, 1922, at Parma, daughter of the late Orlin Jefferson and Alma Christmas Chadwell, she was a homemaker. On Oct. 8, 1959, in Bloomfield, she married Melvin Whitson who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1985...
Bond Perry (03/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Langdon Bond Perry, 96, died at 10:08 a.m. March 20, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1908, and raised at Hornersville, son of the late Walter Astor and Maude Mae Finch Perry, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and had farmed many years in the Vanduser area before retiring...
Carl Graham Jr. (03/22/05)
VAN BUREN - Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr., 37, died March 20, 2005, at his residence in Van Buren. Born March 3, 1968, at St. Charles to Carl Graham Sr. of Dexter and Donna McGinley of Gideon, he was a 12-year-veteran of the Missouri State Highway Patrol where he served as Zone 4 commander, Troop G, and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Mountain Grove. ...
Dave Hodge Jr. (03/22/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dave Vincent Hodge Jr., 66, died at 5 p.m. March 20, 2005. Born Jan. 15, 1939, son of Dave Vincent Hodge of East Prairie and Vivian Clements Arington Hodge, who preceded him in death on July 30, 1971, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from the United Parcel Service in 1998...
Richard Cline (03/22/05)
WARRENTON -- Richard Arlen Cline, 71, died March 4, 2005, at his home. Born Dec. 25, 1933, in Sikeston, son of the late Gazawell Harold and Bertha Jeanette Klingel Cline, he was a foreman at McDonnel Douglas and co- founder and vice president of F.I.N.E. Labs. A member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Warrenton, he was also a member of Sikeston AF & AM 310...
Ray Payne (03/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Ray Payne, 56, died March 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lefty Duncan (03/22/05)
CHAFFEE -- Sterling B. "Lefty" Duncan, 79, died March 20, 2005, at a family home. Born Aug. 22, 1925, in Bethesda, Ark., son of the late William Henry and Ann Thompson Duncan, he retired as a gas station attendant for Heeb Sinclair in Chaffee, which was later known as Bess Sinclair Gas Station. He was a member of the House of Prayer in Chaffee where he played the electric guitar for the past 18 years...
Beulah Baker (03/10/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at graveside services held Wednesday at the Essex Cemetery in Dexter, under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Beulah Mable Baker, 98, who died March 4, 2005, were: Ralph Taylor, Tom Fralick, Eddie Grim, Darrell Penberthy, and Rick Watkins...
Austin Gant (03/10/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Austin Phillip Gant, 64, died March 8, 2005, at Bolivar Medical Center in East Prairie. Born April 20, 1940, in Cleveland, Miss., to Louise McCool Gant of Cleveland and the late Thomas Austin Gant, he served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965 and as a policeman in East Prairie and as a deputy sheriff for Mississippi County for over twenty years...
Louise Parkhurst (03/10/05)
LILBOURN - Louise Parkhurst, 77, died March 8, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1927, to the late Henry and Vicie Ann Wynn Patterson, she was an active member of the Cape Girardeau Senior Center and was retired from Sears in Cape Girardeau...
Billy Ash (03/10/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Billy R. Ash, 69, died March 8, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1935, in Ridgely, Tenn., son of the late Dallas and Reba Crosser Ash, he had retired from Chrysler Industries and was a Mason. On March 13, 1961, he married Dorothy Faye Cutler who preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 2001...
Ruby Neal (03/10/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Ruby Nickell Neal, 92, who died March 8, 2005, will be Mike Nickell, Bryan Nickell, Jacob Nickell, Brent Ivie, Jeffery Nickell and R. L. Richards. Burial will follow at the Sikeston Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Thomas Pulliam (03/10/05)
ESSEX - Thomas W. Pulliam, 87, died March 8, 2005, at his home in Essex. Born Sept. 15, 1917, in Doniphan to the late Thomas William and Lucy Jane Custer Pulliam, he was a retired employee of Himmelberger-Harrison Manufacturing in Morehouse and was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Wappapello...
Loman Hartline (03/10/05)
DEXTER -- Loman Hartline, 80, died March 9, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 23, 1924, in Dexter, son of the late William and Pearl Pruett Hartline, he was a lifelong resident of Dexter and was of the Baptist belief. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and earned a silver star and five bronze stars...
Jim Chandler (03/10/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - James Donald "Jim" Chandler, 61, died March 6, 2005, in Dyersburg, Tenn. Born June 1, 1943, son of Blanche Walker Chandler of Charleston and the late Robert Chandler, he was a former Missouri Conservation Commission agent and a member of the Hayti First Baptist Church...
Lucille Glass (03/10/05)
MARION, Ill. - Lucille Glass, 94, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 7 p.m. March 6, 2005 at the Fountain Nursing Center in Marion. Born June 24, 1910, in Bertrand to the late John Samuel and Mary B. Liggett Mason, she was employed by Prairie Manufacturing Co. for 22 years and also worked for the East Prairie R-2 schools. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie and served with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in East Prairie for 23 years...
Charles E. Meeks (03/10/05)
SIKESTON - Charles E. Meeks, 71, died at 2:30 a.m. March 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Jennings McEntire (03/21/05)
CHARLESTON - Jennings Bryan "Tree" McEntire, 65, died at 9:01 p.m. March 18, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Nov. 12, 1939, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., to the late Jess and Jewell Irene Holder McEntire, he lived most of his life in Charleston where he was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ...
Michael R. Smith (03/21/05)
DEXTER - Michael R. Smith, 52, died March 18, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 7, 1952, at St. Louis to Marvin E. Smith and Marilynn Smith, he was a self-employed cabinetmaker and carpenter. In 1974 at St. Louis, he married Debbie Budreau, who preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 1993...
Dave Hodge Jr. (03/21/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dave Vincent Hodge Jr., 66, died at 5 p.m. March 20, 2005. Born Jan. 15, 1939, son of Dave Vincent Hodge of East Prairie and Vivian Clements Arington Hodge, who preceded him in death on July 30, 1971, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from the United Parcel Service in 1998...
William Morgan (03/21/05)
SIKESTON -- William A. Morgan, 91, died March 19, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1913, in Polk County, Ark., son of the late William Sherman and Presh Bolin Morgan, he had worked for Frisco Railroad as a section foreman before retiring. He was a member of the Parker Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Brotherhood of Maintenance Way Employees...
Bond Perry (03/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Langdon Bond Perry, 96, formerly of Vanduser, died March 20, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Jessie B. Young (03/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Jessie B. Young, 69, died at 3:40 a.m. March 19, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 7, 1935, in Portageville, daughter of the late John Francis and Marillaun Maloney Brown, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston. A licensed practical nurse for 30 years, she had worked for Dr. Ginny Ho in Sikeston for 20 years and also at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston...
Betty Beck (03/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Betty Sue Beck, 70, died March 20, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Born July 4, 1934, in Haleyville, Ala., daughter of the late George and Vesta Elizabeth Allison McBroom, she was a member of the Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston...
Brownie Brown (03/21/05)
DEXTER -- James Lloyd "Brownie" Brown, 82, died March 18, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 18, 1922, in Dexter, son of the late Jess and Lura May Wilson Brown, he was a 1941 graduate of Dexter High School and a retired farmer and salesman for Vowels Tire Company. ...
Shirley Goode (03/28/05)
SIKESTON -- Shirley Landers Goode, 83, died March 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 7, 1921, in Kennett, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Daisy Mae Young Landers. On Feb. 1, 1941, at the First Baptist Church in Risco, she married Hugh C. Goode who survives of the home...
Elsinore Fowler (03/28/05)
DEXTER - Selena Elsinore Fowler, 84, died March 26, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born March 17, 1921, near Acorn Ridge, daughter of the late Albert and Bessie Shipman Green, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Hazel Schepker (03/28/05)
CHAFFEE -- Hazel Louise Schepker, 86, died at 9:13 a.m. March 26, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 3, 1918, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Elvie Lee and Pearl Aslee Bunyard Roney, she retired as an office worker for Crown Footwear in New Athins, Ill. In 1972 she moved to Chaffee where she was a member of the First Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary of Chaffee V.F.W...
'Beanie' Nelson (03/28/05)
SIKESTON - Shirley Jean "Beanie" Nelson, 55, died March 25, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1950, in Essex to the late Jim and Alvester Scott Nelson, she had lived in Gary, Ind., from 1966 to 1982 and resided in Sikeston since 1989. ...
Dennis Botsch (03/28/05)
BERNIE - Dennis Botsch, 80, died March 27, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Ray Alberson (03/28/05)
SIKESTON -- Ray Alberson, 77, died March 28, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 10, 1928, in Sikeston, son of the late Earl and Rose Farren Alberson, he served in the United States Army during World War II and worked as a mechanic for the Missouri State Highway Department before retiring. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and the American Legion Henry Meldrum Post 114...
Jim Wyatt (03/28/05)
HUMBOLDT, Tenn. - Jimmy Louis "Jim" Wyatt, 70, formerly of Charleston, Mo., and Caruthersville, Mo., died at 3:42 a.m. March 27, 2005, at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. Born March 24, 1935, in Caruthersville, son of the late Stoy and Imogene Finley Wyatt, he was adopted and raised in Caruthersville by the late Ossie and Flossie Riggs due to the early deaths of his parents. He began his 40-...
Trudy Vollmer (03/28/05)
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Gertrude "Trudy" Giltz Vollmer, 78, died Feb. 7, 2005, in Cincinnati. Born Nov. 7, 1927, at Charleston, Mo., to the late Harry and Cassie Giltz, she grew up in Charleston. On April 27, 1946, in Dallas, she married Carl M. Vollmer, who survives of the home...
Fay Johnson (03/08/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Fay Wanda Johnson, 76, died March 6, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 13, 1929, in Culp, Ark., daughter of the late William C. and Nellie Bench Martin, she attended the First Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield...
Janette Grover (03/08/05)
CHAFFEE - Janette Lathom Grover, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died March 3, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 25, 1923, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Bennie and Eva Hamra, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sikeston for many years. She founded the Accent Shop in 1956 and remained as one of its owners until retiring in 1986...
Annie Fletcher (03/08/05)
HAYTI - Annie Mae Fletcher, 82, died March 1, 2005, in Sikeston. Born Dec. 25, 1922, in Wardell, Ark., daughter of the late Sam and Mildred Stroughter Hunt, she was a housewife and a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Hayti. On Nov. 2, 1941, she married the Rev. George T. Fletcher who preceded her in death on Jun. 8, 1998...
Mary Cantrell (03/08/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Bernice Cantrell, 86, formerly of Sikeston, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord on March 7, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 22, 1918, in Glendale, Ill., daughter of the late David and Carrie Allard, she was a charter member of the Salcedo Baptist Church where she served as pianist and organist for many years. ...
Sam Buttrey (03/08/05)
FISK - Sam Buttrey, 81, died March 6, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 2, 1923, in Parma, son of the late John Harrison and Pearl Sebastain Buttrey, he attended the Pleasant Hill General Baptist Church in Fisk. On Dec. 27, 1941, at Parma, he married Sarah Margaret Shelby who preceded him in death on March 20, 1984...
Ruth Ohmes (03/08/05)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church for Ruth E. Wyatt Ohmes, 80, who died March 7, 2005, will be: Anthony Ohmmes, Rourke Ohmes, Dave Boyd, Michael O'Rourke, Bruce DeField and Jonathan Holley...
Pauline Kelley (03/08/05)
SIKESTON - Florence Pauline Kelley, 94, died March 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 24, 1910, in Vanduser, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Louise Schuerenberg Martin. A longtime member of the Matthews Church of Christ, she attended Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston. She graduated as valedictorian in 1929 from Kewanee High School, where she was an outstanding forward and captain of her basketball team...
Kenneth Beal (03/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth Barker Beal, 53, died at 12:50 a.m. March 7, 2005, Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 11, 1951, in Sikeston to the late Clem and Guynell Glover Beal, he served as a senior warden, vesting member and licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister of St. ...
Louise Fisher (03/08/05)
PUXICO -- Louise Fisher, 80, died March 7, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Center. Born Oct. 10, 1924, in Gideon, daughter of the late Rufus and Gertrude Clark Madden, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Puxico Auxiliary VFW and the CCC Club of Puxico...
David Masters (03/08/05)
SPRINGFIELD - David Masters, 52, died March 3, 2005, in Springfield. Born May 23, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of Mary Louise Davis of Cape Girardeau and the late Elmo Masters. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and practiced law for more than 20 years...
Jesse Kirk (03/16/05)
FISK -- Jesse F. Kirk, 89, died March 14, 2005 at Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff. Born April 22, 1915, in Green County, Ind., son of the late L.C. "Cecil" and Anna Kirk, he had lived in Fisk since 1941. He was a member of the Fisk Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and had served on the Fisk-...
Janice Edmiston (03/16/05)
ELLISVILLE - Janice Emerson Edmiston, 92, died at 2:02 p.m. March 11, 2005, at Bethesda Meadow Nursing Home in Ellisville. Born July 8, 1912, in Morley, daughter of the late Henry Franklin and Ollie Mae Smith Emerson, she was one of the early social workers with the Missouri Division of Family Services for 27 years. ...
Ernie Jones (03/16/05)
MORLEY - Ernie Robert Jones, 85, died at 10:17 p.m. March 15, 2005, at his residence in Morley. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Levada Hitchcock (03/16/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Levada Hitchcock, 91, died March 15, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born July 30, 1913, in Florence, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Ninnie Cagle and Luther A. Sims. On Oct. 22, 1932, in Cornith, Miss., she married to Elbert Filmore Hitchcock, who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1979. Also preceding her were: three brothers, W.D. Sims, L.C. Sims, and Grady Sims; and one sister, Lola Marlin...
Lue Carter (03/16/05)
MARSTON - Lue Cagle Carter, 94, died March 15, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Community Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 15, 1910, in Golden, Miss., daughter of the late Charlie and Dela Sue Cagle, she was a chef for 55 years in Kennett before she retired. She was a former member of the Mid Rivers Baptist Church in St. Peters and a current member of Lilbourn General Baptist Church...
Gyola Harris (03/16/05)
SIKESTON - Gyola Harris, 91, died March 12, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Dec. 23, 1913, in Lake Carmel, Miss., daughter of the late John and Mary Ray, she was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church and served on the Mother's Board. Her husband, Odell Harris, preceded her in death...
Naomi Caudle (03/16/05)
SIKESTON -- Naomi D. Caudle, 66, died March 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 20, 1938, in Blodgett, daughter of the late William Stanton "Jess" and Rachel Nadine Vandergriff Simpson, she was the assistant credit manager at Lewis Furniture for 17 years...
Theora Richardson (03/16/05)
BELL CITY - Theora Sue Richardson, 85, died March 14, 2005, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 21, 1919, in Obion, TN, daughter of the late Fulton and Annie Lee Huffstutter, she was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston. She had been an office clerk for Homestead 19 years before retiring...
Flora Hawkins (03/16/05)
SIKESTON - Flora M. Hawkins, 105, died at 12:01 a.m. March 15, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 12, 1899, in Greenfield, daughter of the late Joseph and Laura McLemore, a graduate of Drury College in Springfield, she taught elementary school in Greenfield and in Kansas City for a number of years. ...
Jerry Klaffer (03/16/05)
KELSO -- Jerry Emerson Klaffer, 43, died March 15, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Jerry Klaffer (03/17/05)
KELSO - Jerry Emerson Klaffer, 43, was called home to heaven on March 15, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Jan. 19, 1962, in Paducah, Ky., son of the late James A. and Mary DeMaris Klaffer, he grew up in Brookport, Ill. After receiving his degree in radiologic science from SIU-Carbondale in 1985, he moved to Missouri. He was employed at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston for 17 years before leaving for the Cape Radiology Group where he was presently employed...
Nadine Beyer (03/17/05)
ORAN -- Melba Nadine Beyer, 79, died March 16, 2005, at Delmar Gardens Nursing Center in Chesterfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Flora Hawkins (03/17/05)
SIKESTON - Flora M. Hawkins, 105, died at 12:01 a.m. March 15, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 12, 1899, in Greenfield, daughter of the late Joseph and Laura McLemore, a graduate of Drury College in Springfield, she taught elementary school in Greenfield and in Kansas City for a number of years. ...
John Warren (03/17/05)
DEXTER - John R. Warren, 75, died on March 15, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility. Born May 29, 1929, in Tremble, Tenn., son of the late Shirley Lee and Bertha Mae Harper Warren, he was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter, a retired truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union...
Richard Hall (03/17/05)
NEW MADRID - Richard B. "Elmo" Hall, 68, died March 15, 2005, at his home in New Madrid. Born June 27, 1936, in New Madrid to the late Elmo and Alice McGill Hall, he was a member of the New Life Ministries in New Madrid and the T.C.T. and Plain Truth Ministries. In 1990, he retired from Noranda Aluminum Co. Inc...
John McKinley (03/17/05)
DEXTER - John Wilson McKinley, 86, died March 16, 2005, a the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 16, 1918, at Advance to the late Henry and Ada Chambers McKinley, he was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter. A former employee of the Brown Sand and Gravel at Dexter, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II...
Woodie Payne (03/17/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Woodie Payne, 88, died March 14, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare. Born Oct. 26, 1916, at Bath Springs, Tenn., daughter of the late William Allen and Kathalena Tucker Strawn, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and a volunteer member of the Helping Hands at the First Baptist Church...
Janice Edmiston (03/17/05)
ELLISVILLE - Janice Emerson Edmiston, 92, died at 2:02 p.m. March 11, 2005, at Bethesda Meadow Nursing Home in Ellisville. Born July 8, 1912, in Morley, daughter of the late Henry Franklin and Ollie Mae Smith Emerson, she was one of the early social workers with the Missouri Division of Family Services for 27 years. ...
Helen Durbin (03/17/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Helen Catherine Durbin, 84, died March 16, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 24, 1920, in Portageville, daughter of the late Ida Ellen and Daniel Kingston Durbin, she was a member of the St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville...
Landon Misouria (03/17/05)
DEXTER - Landon Marcel Misouria, 22 days old, died March 15, 2005 at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 21, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital, he was the son of Kimberly Haws and Demetrick Misouria of Dexter. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one brother, Demario Jones; two sisters, Hailee Casey and Romeka Jones; maternal grandparents, Johnny and Pamela Haws of Dexter; and paternal grandparents, Billie Moore of Lilbourn and Sandra Misouria of Marston...
Mary Lee Burton (03/17/05)
DEXTER - Mary Lee Burton, 73, died March 15, 2005, at her home. Born June 9, 1931, in White Oak, daughter of the late Alfred Lee and Betsie Mae Whitenberg Taylor, she lived in Piedmont and St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1999. In 1955, in DeSoto, Miss., she married Harold Burton who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2001...
Haley Bryant (03/17/05)
SIKESTON - Haley J. Bryant, 1, died March 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 2, 2004, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Joey Phillip and Lee Reynolds Bryant of Sikeston. Other survivors include: one brother, Justin Tyler Reynolds of Sikeston; one sister, Sierra Nicole Reynolds of Sikeston; her grandparents, Steve and Susie Reynolds of Oran and Terri Ferguson of Sikeston; and her great-...
Andrea Luttrull (03/17/05)
PUXICO -- Andrea Kay Luttrull, daughter of Ralph and Carolyn Rodgers of Puxico, died March 16, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Louise Razor (03/17/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Louise Razor, 78, died at 3:45 p.m. March 16, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 25, 1927, in Jackson County, Tenn., to the late William "Pink" and Mary Moore Wilson, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Ernie Jones (03/17/05)
MORLEY -- Ernie Robert Jones, 85, died at 10:17 p.m. March 15, 2005, at his residence. Born May 19, 1919, in Dover, Ark., son of the late Charlie and Clemmie Boze Jones, he was a farmer and served as a corporal in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a former member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 702 and formerly worked on electrical line constructions. He was also a member of the Hooe Baptist Church...
N. Beatrice Jones (03/20/05)
NEW MADRID - Nellie Beatrice "Granny" Jones, 86, died March 17, 2005. Born Aug. 7, 1918, in Tallassee, Ala., to the late James L. "J.D." and "Willie" Stanfield Woods, she was the mother of nine children, a homemaker and a member of the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church and Circle of Friends...
John R. Warren (03/20/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for John R. Warren, 75, who died March 15, 2005, were: Tim Griffin, Andrew Warren, James Stanberry, Jerry Griffin, Danny Leathers and Jay Leathers.
Alma Mayfield (03/20/05)
ST. LOUIS - Alma Mayfield, 93, formerly of Sikeston, died March 18, 2005, at the Delmar Gardens in St. Louis. Born Dec. 3, 1911, in Cape Girardeau to the late Ben H. and Nellie Bernice Bess Hinkle, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. She had been a teacher for the Scott County R-5 School District for over 35 years before retiring...
Jessie Young (03/20/05)
SIKESTON - Jessie B. Young, 69, of Sikeston died at 3:40 a.m. March 19, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Jennie Roth (03/20/05)
MALDEN - Jennie Lind Roth, 85, died March 16, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 26, 1919, in Tuckerman, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Spurgeon and Trella Victoria Sorrells Smith, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Malden. She taught many years with the 4-H program in New Madrid County and taught china painting at her home...
William Downen (03/20/05)
BLOOMFIELD - William J. Downen, 96, died March 18, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 6, 1909, at Monette, Ark., to the late Charlie and Elsie Brown Downen, he was a self-employed farmer and carpenter and a member of the St. Joe Baptist Church in Idalia...
James Spears (03/20/05)
ADVANCE - James "Bud" Spears, 71, died March 17, 2005, at his home in Advance. Born Feb. 26, 1934, in Hahn, son of the late William and Willie Blake Spears, he was a retired electrician and a veteran of the U.S. Army. A charter member of the Advance Eagles, he was a past member of the Masonic Lodge...
Jennings McEntire (03/20/05)
CHARLESTON - Jennings B. McEntire, 65, died at 9:09 p.m. March 18, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Naomi Caudle (03/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Naomi D. Caudle, 66, died March 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 20, 1928, in Blodgett, daughter of the late William Stanton "Jess" and Rachel Nadine Vandergriff Simpson, she was the assistant credit manager at Lewis Furniture for 17 years...
Gregory Deuster (03/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Gregory James Deuster, 47, departed from this world while sleeping quietly on March 8, 2005, leaving behind loving family and a host of friends. Memorial services will be announced at a later date by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Paid obituary announcement...
Melba Borneman (03/15/05)
LEBANON - Melba Borneman, 94, died March 13, 2005, at Lebanon. Born April 19, 1910, at Zadock to the late James and Minnie Morris Duffey, she spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community. In 1972, after 26 years of service, she retired from Elder Manufacturing Co. in Bloomfield...
Theora Richardson (03/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Theora Sue Richardson, 85, died March 14, 2005, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Flora Hawkins (03/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Flora Hawkins, 105, died at 12:01 a.m. March 15, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Woodie Payne (03/15/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Woodie Payne, 87, died March 14, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
G.W. Allen (03/15/05)
CHARLESTON - G.W. Allen, 71, died at 7 p.m. March 14, 2005, at his rural Mississippi County residence. Born Oct. 23, 1933, at Wolf Island, to the late George M. and Bessie Hockersmith Allen, he lived all of his life in Mississippi County where he was a farmer and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. A member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge 407 AF & AM, he was also a 32nd degree Master Mason...
Jacqueline Mason (03/14/05)
LEBANON, Tenn. - Jacqueline Sue Lewis Mason, 43, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 11, 2005, of complications related to breast cancer. Born Jan. 25, 1962, daughter of Polly Lewis of Sikeston and the late Jack Lewis, she was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon, a supporter of Walk for Life for Cancer Survivors and an active volunteer at Friendship Christian School in Lebanon. ...
Danny Joe Clark (03/14/05)
TAOS, N.M. - Danny Joe Clark, 52, died March 10, 2005, at his home in Taos. He is survived by his parents, Charles C. "Tip" and Mary Clark of New Madrid, Mo.; one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Kathy Clark of Branson, Mo.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Teresa and Larry Blunt and Tammy and Johnny Jones of New Madrid and Kem Clark of St. ...
Herman Jacobs (03/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Herman Grady Jacobs, 93, died at 1:50 p.m. March 13, 2005, at his home in East Prairie. Born Sept. 17, 1911, in Cleburne County, Ala., son of the late William Fletcher and Martha Jane Blackmon Jacobs, he was a teacher and coach in Alabama schools following his graduation from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala. ...
Naomi Caudle (03/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Naomi D. Caudle, 66, died March 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Louise Blunt (03/14/05)
NEW MADRID -- Louise Lane Blunt, 86, died March 12, 2005, at Bethesda Meadow in Ellisville. Born Sept. 21, 1918, in Harrisburg, Ark., daughter of the late J.W. and Bessie King Lane, she was a member of the General Baptist Church in Lilbourn. On June 3, 1934, she married Marvin Blunt who preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1981...
Earlene Ramsey (03/14/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Earlene Louise Ramsey, 81, who died March 8, 2005, were: Scott Griffith, Clay Ramsey, Dave Vermilye, John Hoy, J.D. Vermilye and Dave Ramsey...
Fay Eva McGill (03/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Fay Eva McGill, 81, died at 2:15 p.m. March 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 22, 1923, at Pope, Tenn., to the late James Irl and Beulah O'Dell Stinnett Weems, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Rose Bryant (03/14/05)
CHARLESTON - Rose Katherine Conroy Bryant, 94, died at 8:25 a.m. March 12, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born March 14, 1910, in Chicago, to the late James and Rose Ann Brady Conroy, she has lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church...
Nellie Sutton (03/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Nellie A. Sutton, 96, formerly of Oak Ridge, Tenn., died at 11:45 p.m. March 11, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 6, 1908, in Sikeston, daughter of the late John Adam and Ida Mae Hahn Andres, she had been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston since 1937 and was a housewife and homemaker most of her life. ...
Betty J. Shearer (03/14/05)
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Betty J. Shearer, 73, formerly of Bertrand, Mo., died March 9, 2005. She was born July 20, 1931, in Bertrand to the late James "J.W." and Estelle Stone. Survivors include: one brother, James "Bud" Stone of Ironton, Mo.; one daughter, Nancy Crowe of Altamonte; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Sandra Crowe; one granddaughter, Jeanine Crowe; and her former husband, Dwain Crowe of Orlando, Fla...
Loman Hartline (03/14/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Loman Hartline, 80, who died March 9, 2005, were: Jim Hartline, Stacy Mangum, Eric Mangum, Scott Mangum, Eddie Hartline and Justin Hartline...
Charles Meeks (03/14/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Charles Meeks, 71, who died March 10, 2005, will be: Jimmy Allen, Frankie Allen, Kermit Hughey, Jesse Kowen, Kenneth Salinas and Stephan Lopez.
Thomas Pulliam (03/13/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Thomas Pulliam, 87, who died March 8, 2004, were William Pulliam, James Pulliam, Darren Pulliam, Todd Teague, Terry Etherton and Scott Northern.
Edward Piper (03/13/05)
SIKESTON - Edward C. Piper, 71, formerly of Bloomington, Ill., died at 2:35 p.m. March 1, 2005, at the Hunter Acres Caring Center. A memorial service is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Matthews. Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements...
Earl Culbertson (03/13/05)
NEW MADRID -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid for Earl O. Culbertson, 85, who died March 10, 2005, will be: Mike Culbertson, Josh Culbertson, Tim Kellick, Gerald Jackson, Joe Munger and Joe Rice...
Jacqueline Mason (03/13/05)
LEBANON, Tenn. - Jacqueline Sue Lewis Mason, 43, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 11, 2005. Born Jan. 25, 1952, daughter of Polly Lewis of Sikeston and the late Jack Lewis, she was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon, a supporter of Walk for Life for Cancer Survivors, and an active volunteer at Friendship Christian School in Lebanon. ...
J.W. Young (03/13/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for J.W. "Dub" Young, 79, who died March 7, 2004, were Wayne Young, Mack Young, Larry Young, Michael Young, Jerry Young and Billy Young.
Louise Blunt (03/13/05)
ELLISVILLE - Louise Blunt, 86, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 12, 2005, at Bethesda Meadows Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Rose Bryant (03/13/05)
MINER - Rose Bryant, 94, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:25 a.m. March 12, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Earl O. Culbertson (03/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Earl O. Culbertson, 85, died at 11:43 a.m. March 10, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born March 7, 1920, in Farmington, son of the late Otto and Birdie Harrelson Culbertson, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. ...
Louise Fisher (03/11/05)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Louise Fisher, 80, who died March 7, 2005, were: Jimmy Clark, Tracy Hurt, David Jay, Jeffrey Miller, Dan Fisher and Rodger Miller Jr.
Charles E. Meeks (03/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Charles Edward Meeks, 71, died at 2:30 a.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 22, 1933, in Bertrand, son of the late George Franklin and Retta Lorene Eastwood Meeks, he served with the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Charleston...
Ulis O'Neal (03/11/05)
BRIDGES -- Ulis O'Neal, 94, died at 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 28, 1910, in Searcy, Ark., son of the late Johnny Matthew and Polly Ann Wright O'Neal, he lived in Searcy where he obtained a teaching certificate and taught in rural Arkansas schools. In 1946, he moved to Mississippi County and became a farmer and landowner. He was the oldest member of the New Bethel Baptist Church where he served as deacon...
Earlene Ramsey (03/11/05)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Earlene Louise Ramsey, 81, died March 8, 2005, at the Collierville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Collierville. Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Parma, Mo., daughter of the late David and Cecil Miles Hendrix, she had lived in the Parma area before moving to Michigan in 1950. She was a retired hairdresser...
Phyllis Perry (03/11/05)
CINCINNATI - Phyllis Layton Perry, 68, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 8, 2005, at Hospice of Cincinnati. Born Aug. 29, 1936, in Hannibal, Mo., daughter of the late Lyle Denton and Fern Hedges Henderson, she was the retired executive director for the International Visitors Center in Cincinnati. She has been the recipient of many awards including the 2004 Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year...
Daisy Glodjo (03/11/05)
MARION, Ill. -- Daisy Mae Glodjo, 88, formerly of Anniston, Mo., died at 9:50 p.m. March 9, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 7, 1917, in Lexington, Tenn., daughter of the late George and Mollie Swafford Miller, she had lived in Anniston most of her life before moving to Marion in 2001. She was of the Baptist belief...
Mary Cantrell (03/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Mary Bernice Cantrell, 86, who died March 7, 2005, were: Calder D. Ehrmann, Jacob C. Ehrmann, David Cooper, Ken Cantrell Jr., Ricky Cooper, Matthew Cantrell and Steve Cooper...
Kathleen McClellan (03/25/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Kathleen Lillian McClellan, 76, died March 24, 2005, at the Oakdale Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 10, 1929, in Brooklyn, daughter of the late Sherman Leland and Bonnie Avis Snipes Fish, she was a former resident of Hatfield and moved to Bloomfield four months ago. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God, helping with her husband's ministry in many places. She also cooked at Camp Sharon at the Lake of the Ozarks for 13 years...
Dixie Hughes (03/25/05)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at service conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Dixie Hughes, 91, who died March 21, 2005, were: Terry Yeakey, Grant Yeakey, Mick Hughes, David Hughes, Joe Hughes, Jim Hughes, Craig Hughes, Steve Hughes and David Zorn...
Gladys Francis (03/25/05)
SIKESTON - Gladys Allene Francis, 87, died at 11:01 p.m. March 24, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 28, 1918, in McCracken County, Ky., daughter of the late Charles Boyd and Laddie Bell Elrod Skinner, she had lived in Mississippi county most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Dorothy Sliger (03/25/05)
VANDALIA -- Dorothy L. Davis Sliger, 63, died March 21, 2005. Born March 23, 1941, daughter of Naomi Davis of Sikeston and the late M.H. Davis, she a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Vandalia. Her husband, Fred H. Sliger, survives of the home...
William Downen (03/18/05)
BLOOMFIELD - William J. Downen, 96, died March 18, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Alma Mayfield (03/18/05)
SIKESTON - Alma M. Mayfield, 93, died March 18, 2005, at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in St. Louis. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.
N. Beatrice Jones (03/18/05)
NEW MADRID - Nellie Beatrice "Granny" Jones died March 17, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Richard's Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for Sunday.
Cecil Shell (03/18/05)
ADVANCE - Cecil Otto Shell, 80, died March 16, 2005, at the Baptist Health Center in North Little Rock, Ark. Born Nov. 26, 1924, at Dongola to the late Otto and Flora Null Shell, he was a farmer and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army...
Cleo Gardner (03/18/05)
SIKESTON - Cleo Gardner, 86, died at 5:30 a.m. March 14, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 13, 1918, in England, Ark., to the late Jim and Elizabeth Stewart, she was a hairdresser in early years and a housewife. For over 30 years she lived in Hayti where she was a member of the Second Baptist Church, where she was active in the HELPS program. After moving to Sikeston she joined the Kingdom Living Church in Charleston...
Nadine Beyer (03/18/05)
ORAN - Nadine Beyer, 79, died at 12:40 p.m. March 16, 2005, at Delmar Garden of Chesterfield. Born Oct. 28, 1925, at Oran to the late Nellie Mae Hayden and Thomas Edward Smiddy, she was the retired Oran city clerk and a member of the First Baptist Church of Oran...
Mary Lee Burton (03/18/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary Lee Burton, 73, who died March 15, 2005, were: Michael Allen, Brian Allen, Jack Winchester, Cody Winchester, Timothy Rutherford and Gary McFarlen.
Viginia Gallivan (03/18/05)
NEW MADRID - Virginia Katharine Mount Gallivan, 91, died March 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 7, 1914, to the late Frank E. and Nelle C. Short Mount, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid...
Andrea Kay Luttrull (03/18/05)
PUXICO - Andrea Kay Luttrull, 35, died March 16, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born May 21, 1969, in St. Louis, daughter of Ralph and Carolyn Gilooly Rodgers of Puxico, she had lived in Jackson before moving to Puxico eight years ago. She attended the Church of Christ in Puxico...
Beulah Baker (03/06/05)
CARLINVILLE, Ill. - Beulah Mable Baker, 98, formerly of Essex, Mo., died March 5, 2005, in Carlinville. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Essye Mae Cato (03/06/05)
ST. LOUIS - Essye Mae Cato, 73, died March 4, 2005, at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 6, 1931, at Kinder, daughter of the late Cassie Jack and Murl Stroup Watson, she had lived in the Kinder area until moving to St. Louis in 1952. A member of the Church of God and the Mother's Club, she was a homemaker and had worked as a certified nurse's aide for eight years...
Gary Lee McGee (03/06/05)
SIKESTON - Gary Lee McGee, 51, died at 12:22 a.m. March 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 22, 1953, in Sikeston, to Halene Barbre McGee of Sikeston and the late Jesse Lee McGee, he was a truck driver instructor for the Certified Drivers Training Academy. He was a member of the Miner Baptist Church and Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Randle Fincher (03/06/05)
DEXTER - Randle Fincher, 49, died March 4, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marguerite Love (03/09/05)
CHARLESTON - Marguerite Dean Love, 91, died at 12:15 p.m. March 8, 2005, at her residence in Charleston. Born March 27, 1913, in Cairo, Ill., to Stephen and Louise Dean, she moved in 1937 to Charleston where she became an active member of St. Henry Catholic Church, working in fund-raising activities for various church and church school projects. ...
Ruby Neal (03/09/05)
SIKESTON - Ruby Nickell Neal, 92, died March 8, 2005 at Dexter Memorial Hospital in Dexter. Born March 26, 1912 in Strurdivant, daughter of the late Elmer and Ethel Bridges Propst, she was a member of the First Christian Church. She had worked for the International Show Company, retiring in 1974, and she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Missouri Delta medical Center...
Harold Swinney (03/09/05)
GLEN CARBON, Ill. - Harold W. Swinney, 85, died at 9:05 p.m. March 7, 2005, at Eden Village in Glen Carbon. Born Oct. 20, 1919, in Monroe County, Mo., to the late Frank H. and Myrtie Lee Mallory Swinney, he was a machinist at Olin Corp. for more than 46 years, retiring in 1986. ...
Pauline Kelley (03/09/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Florence Pauline Kelley, 94, who died March 7, 2005 are: Darin Kellett, Terry Kellett, Steve Turnbow, Bruce Harford, John Weiland, Matt Petty and Joseph Marcum...
Randall Fincher (03/09/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held March 8, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter for Randall Fincher, 49, who died March 4, 2005, were: Roy Johnson, Doy Johnson, Darrel Gordon, Russel Foster, Wade Oldham and Charles Roberts.
Dub Young (03/09/05)
WAPPAPELLO -- J.W. "Dub" Young, 79, died March 7, 2005, at his home in Wappapello. Born Nov. 15, 1925, in Fagus, son of the late John Wesley and Agnus Oldham Young, he was a resident of Qulin and Doniphan before moving to Wappapello in 1979. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Puxico...
Essye Cato (03/09/05)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services held Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Essye Mae Cato, 73, who died March 4, 2005, were: Bob Stahl, Allen Seaton, Jason Allen, Brandon Howard, Russell Fish and Roy Lee Bennett.
Albert Blattel (03/31/05)
SCOTT CITY - Albert Windel Blattel, 79, died March 30, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Ancell, to Leo S. Blattel and Anna C. Schoen Blattel. Albert graduated from Fornfelt High School in 1943 and received a business administration degree from Southeast Missouri State College in 1949. He was an accountant for Bucher and Associates in Sikeston for many years...
Shirley Nelson (03/31/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Shirley Nelson, 55, who died March 25, 2005, were: Moses Grayson III, Brandon Moore, Charles Kellum, Robert Jacobs, Bryan Walker, Bobby Joe Thompson, Michael Henry and Dennis Thorton...
Mary V. Breece (03/31/05)
DEXTER -- Mary V. Breece, 83, died March 30, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Vera McDaniel (03/31/05)
PARMA -- Vera Margaret McDaniel, 67, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 30, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Mildred Foeste (03/31/05)
CHAFFEE - Mildred Foeste, 83, died March 30, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Herb Scheurenber Jr. (03/31/05)
SIKESTON -- Herbert A. "Herb" Schuerenberg Jr., 59, died at 1:30 p.m. March 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 26, 1945, in Kewanee, son of the late Herbert A. and Anna B. Bizzell Schuerenberg Sr., he was a landowner and farmer for many years in Scott and New Madrid counties. ...
DeAngelo Mosley (03/31/05)
SIKESTON - DeAngelo Rashad Mosley, infant son of Lawanda Holmes and Donald Ray Mosley, died at birth March 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. In addition to his parents he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Donald and Tressie Griffin of Portageville; paternal grandparents, Clyde Mays and Gloria Henderson of Wilson City; and his maternal great-grandfather, James Griffin of Charleston...
Bobby Byrum Sr. (03/31/05)
BONNE TERRE -- Bobby Gene Byrum Sr., 66, died March 29, 2005, at John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis. Born May 21, 1938, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late Elmer "Toad" and Virginia "Toby" Turner Byrum, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include: three sons, Bobby Gene Byrum Jr. ...
Mary Heisserer (03/31/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Ann Heisserer, 37, died at 7:50 a.m. March 29, 2005, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Louis "Butch" and Alene Raines Heisserer of Scott City, she graduated in 1987 from Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff and in 1989 from Lamoni College in Iowa. A member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, she was a counselor at Echo Life Learning Center...
Artie Rowland (03/31/05)
PARMA - Artie Alean Rowland, 92, died March 29, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 21, 1913, in Finger, Tenn., daughter of the late George C. and Lessie Ann Young Bullman, she had been a resident of Parma since 1938. A member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, she was a retired riverboat cook with the Inland Oil Co...
Bud Graham (03/04/05)
CHAFFEE -- Marvin "Bud" Graham, 79, died at 11:15 p.m. March 2, 2005, at a family home. Born Aug. 18, 1925, in Fredericktown, son of the late Marvin L. and Nina White Graham, he owned and operated Chaffee Plumbing, Heating and Electric. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Chaffee VFW Post 3127 and the First Baptist Church of Chaffee...
Emory Oliver (03/04/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at service scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Emory Adam Oliver, 80, who died March 3, 2005, will be: Gerald Oliver, Michael Oliver, Gary John Houchins, Ricky Copeland, Matthew Hodges and Benny Henden. Honorary pallbearers will be: Tommy Oliver, James "Bubby" Wallace and Richardson Copeland...
Tump Brashears (03/04/05)
ST. JOSEPH - Claude N. "Tump" Brashears, 86, formerly of Bertrand, died March 3, 2005, at the St. Joseph Health Care Center. Born Oct. 12, 1918, in Bertrand, son of the late Henry and Rosalie Brashears, he was a farmer and carpenter and lived in Stanberry for 50 years before moving to St. Joseph several years ago. He was a member of the Hillcrest Bible Church...
Trinity Chappelle (03/04/05)
WEST PLAINS - Trinity Rose Chappelle, 3, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:10 p.m. March 2, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Springfield. Born Oct. 18, 2001, in Bend, Ore., to Michael Jeremy and Julie Haskin French, she had lived with her parents in the Springfield area for the past two years...
Helen McMIllon (03/04/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Helen Virginia McMillon, 89, died at 3:28 p.m. March 3, 2005, at Lakewood Assisted Living in Springfield. Born Aug. 7, 1915, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Oscar Carl and Minnie Niel Turner, she owned and operated Mack's Grocery in Illmo. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Chaffee and Eagles Aerie 3319 in Sikeston...
Ulah Pitts (03/01/05)
MOREHOUSE - Ulah "Doody" Pitts, 89, died Feb. 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 6, 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...
Bill Lambert (03/01/05)
SIKESTON - William "Bill" Lambert, 76, died Feb. 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 16, 1928, in Sikeston, son of the late Hiram David and Wilhemina Walker Lambert, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Eagles Aerie 3319 in Sikeston. He owned and operated Lambert's Lawn Service for many years before retiring and was a member, deacon and Sunday school superintendent of the First Christian Church...
Ora Mae Heath (03/01/05)
DOGWOOD - Ora Mae Heath, 93, died March 1, 2005, at her residence in the Dogwood community near East Prairie. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Jack Vail (03/01/05)
CHAFFEE - Jack Edward Vail, 82, died at 10:40 p.m. Feb. 27, 2005, at the Camelot Rehab and Nursing Center in Farmington. Born Nov. 28, 1922, in Wichita, Kan., son of the late George Randolf and Flossie Elmira Warfield Vail, he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He retired as a district lineman for the City of Los Angeles Department of Electric Power. He was of the Baptist belief and a member of Salem Masonic Lodge 225 AF&AM...
Nelson Dukes (03/01/05)
DEXTER - Nelson A. Dukes, 67, died Feb. 27, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 6, 1937, at Morley, son of Lurton and Katherine Gunter Dukes of Spencer, Okla., he was a courier for the First Midwest Bank and member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Jessie McCain (03/01/05)
BERTRAND - Jessie M. Lindsey McCain, 53, died March 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Mary Smitten (03/01/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mary Smitten, 79, died March 1, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Vela Polley (03/01/05)
SIKESTON - Vela Polley, 80, died March 1, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Ruth Ohmes (03/07/05)
CHARLESTON - Ruth E. Wyatt Ohmes, 80, died at 2:10 a.m. March 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Charleston, daughter of the late William A. and Violet Golda DeField Wyatt, she had lived her entire life in Charleston where she graduated from Charleston High School in 1943 and was a member of the St. ...
Richard McDougal (03/07/05)
SIKESTON - Richard S. "Dick" McDougal, 81, died March 6, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Bernie, son of the late Prince A. and Pansy Johnston McDougal, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was an insurance agent before retiring...
Kenneth Beal (03/07/05)
SIKESTON - Kenneth Beal, 53, died March 7, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Jane May (03/07/05)
DEXTER - Jane May, 63, died March 5, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 18, 1941, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Ellis and Irene Yates Woody, she was an independent insurance agent. On Aug. 30, 1958, at Caruthersville, she married Don May who survives of the home...
Bill Boitnott (03/07/05)
JACKSON - William "Bill" Boitnott, 72, formerly of Charleston and Cape Girardeau, died March 4, 2005, at his home. Born May 2, 1932, in Scott County, son of the late Elmer and Rose Schaeffer Boitnott, he served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1950-54. ...
Beulah Baker (03/07/05)
CARLINVILLE, Ill. - Beulah Mable Baker, 98, formerly of Essex, died March 4, 2005, at the Carlinville Area Hospital. Born Oct. 16, 1906, in Essex, daughter of the late James Wesley and Hydra Greer Baker, she lived in Carlinville since 1950 and was a member of the Methodist Church...
Randal Fincher (03/07/05)
DEXTER - Randall L. Fincher Sr., 49, died March 4, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1955, in Dexter, son of Shirley Razer Britton of Dexter and the late Milbern Fincher, he had lived in Southeast Missouri most of his life and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Florence Kelley (03/07/05)
SIKESTON - Florence Kelley, 94, died March 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lucille Glass (03/07/05)
MARION, Ill. - Nancy Lucille Glass, 94, died at 7 p.m. March 6, 2005, at Fountain Nursing Home in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.
Rufus Sumlin Sr. (03/02/05)
SIKESTON - Rufus J. "Big Rufus" Sumlin Sr., 76, died Feb. 25, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 11, 1928, in Renova, Bolivar County, Miss., son of the late Johnnie Sumlin and Ruth Mae Wolfe, he was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston. He was a businessman and had served on various community organizations including chairman of the Labor and Industry Committee of the Sikeston Branch of the NAACP and was a member of the local Steelworkers of America...
Mary Mitchell (03/02/05)
SIKESTON - Mary E. Mitchell, 76, died Feb. 26, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born April 30, 1926, in Walls, Miss., daughter of the late Zingo and Essie Sloan, she lived in Missouri since 1955 and was a retired cook. She was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Florence Adams (03/02/05)
MOREHOUSE - Florence Adams died March 1, 2005, at her home in Morehouse. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Jesse Rodgers (03/02/05)
COLUMBUS, Ind. - Jesse Rodgers, 72, died at 7:15 a.m. March 1, 2005, at the Willow Crossing Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 6, 1932, in Morley, Mo., son of the late Jesse B. and Willa B. Rodgers, he was a member of the Parkside Baptist Church, a U.S. ...
Vela Polley (03/02/05)
SIKESTON - Vela Mae Polley, 80, died at 1:37 a.m. March 1, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 5, 1924, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Everett and Gladys Wilson Harbison, she was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church. She retired from the housekeeping department at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Alma Harmon (03/02/05)
CHAFFEE - Alma Louise Harmon, 89, died at 9:38 p.m. Feb. 28, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1915, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Otis Alma and Mabel Jennie White Keller, she retired from retail work for the Harmon Furniture Store in Chaffee. A member of the First United Methodist Church, she was also a charter member of the Chaffee Business and Professional Women's Club and Chaffee Chamber of Commerce...
Mimi Smitten (03/02/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mary "Mimi" Allen-Smitten, 79, died at 1:35 a.m. March 1, 2005, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sikeston...
Jessie McCain (03/02/05)
BERTRAND - Jessie M. Lindsey McCain, 53, died at 4:33 p.m. Feb. 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 25, 1951, at Zeigler, Ill., daughter of the late Marion Calvin and Josie Marie Johnson Lindsey, she lived in the Bertrand area for many years and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Corine Kilburn (03/02/05)
CHAFFEE - Corine Joy Kilburn, 63, died at 4:35 a.m. March 1, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 20, 1941, in Oran, she was the daughter of the late Edward Lee and Edna L. Simmons Kilburn. Survivors include: one son, Bill Hickman of Salem; two daughters, JoAnn Hickman of Salem and Edna Hickman of Alton, Ill.; two brothers, David Kilburn of Cape Girardeau and Tom Kilburn of Benton; two sisters, Margie Quinn and Ruby Trammell of Hayti; and 10 grandchildren...
Ora Heath (03/02/05)
DOGWOOD - Ora Mae Heath, 93, went to be with the Lord at 4:50 a.m. March 1, 2005, at her home in Dogwood. Born May 12, 1911, in Wickliffe, Ky., daughter of the late Della B. and E.H. Sullivan, she was a member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church. She worked tirelessly owning and operating the family farm, cattle operation and antique business. Other interests include her church, family, politics, gardening and sharing her knowledge, wisdom and love with family and friends...
Gary McGee (03/07/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Gary Lee McGee, 51, who died March 5, 2005, were: David Couch, Jeremy Couch, Emmett Burke, Taylor Burke, Jason Grubbs and Troy Parr.
Ulah Pitts (03/02/05)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston for Ulah "Doody" Pitts, 89, of Morehouse, who died Feb. 26, 2005, were: Shannon Newton, Mike Newton, Jim Massey, Thad Ryan, Glen Bryant and Jeff Bryant...
Fay Johnson (03/07/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Fay Johnson, 76, died March 6, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Edward Piper (03/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Edward C. Piper, 71, formerly of Bloomington, Ill., died at 2:35 p.m. March 1, 2005, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born June 5, 1933, in Eureka, Ill., he was the son of the late Harry and Mildred Hoyte Piper. Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Darren Miller of Oran and Myra and Mark Weiland of Bloomington; and three sons and one daughter-in-law, Edward J. ...
Leo Ramsey (03/03/05)
SIKESTON - Leo Ramsey, 66, died March 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 30, 1938, in Shuqualak, Miss., to the late John Ramsey and Lucinda Hardin Ramsey, he was a retired construction worker and affiliated with the Baptist church...
Florence Adams (03/03/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Florence Evelee Adams, 82, died March 1, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 5, 1922, in Como, daughter of the late John and Mary Porterfield Stephens, she was a member of the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Morehouse. She had worked for Houchin's Donut Shop in Sikeston for 20 years, worked at Rowe Furniture in Morehouse for seven years, and was a grandmother for Sikeston Public Schools for five years before retiring...
Mimi Smitten (03/03/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mary E. "Mimi" Allen Smitten, 79, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:35 a.m. March 1, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Nursing Center. Born July 30, 1925, in St. Joseph, to the late Thomas B. and Juanita Woods Allen Jr., she was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sikeston and the Daughters of American Revolution and was the Business and Professional Women's Club "Woman of the Year."...
Ora Heath (03/03/05)
DOGWOOD - Ora Mae Heath, 93, went to be with the Lord at 4:50 a.m. March 1, 2005, at her home in Dogwood. Born May 12, 1911, in Wickliffe, Ky., daughter of the late Della B. and E.H. Sullivan, she was a member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church. She worked tirelessly owning and operating the family farm, cattle operation and antique business. Other interests include her church, family, politics, gardening and sharing her knowledge, wisdom and love with family and friends...
Emory Oliver (03/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Emory Oliver, 80, died March 3, 2005, at his home in Sikeston. Born Oct. 30, 1924, in Princeton, Ky., son of the late Cullen Hezekiah and Dora Elizabeth Kappler Oliver, he had worked for Rice Dairy in Sikeston for over 10 years and in construction for 28 years before retiring...
Hal Hunter Jr. (03/03/05)
NEW MADRID -- Hal E. Hunter Jr., 83, died March 2, 2005, in Sebring, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Raymond Carpenter (03/03/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Raymond Carl Carpenter, 86, died at 12:01 p.m. March 2, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 1, 1918, in Treat, Ark., son of the late Weaver and Clara Hull Carpenter, he was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ at Morehouse. On July 20, 1942, in Dover, Ark., he married Gladys May Gunter who survives of the home...
Trinity Chappelle (03/03/05)
SPRINGFIELD -- Trinity Chappelle, 3-year-old daughter of Michael and Julie French, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:10 p.m. March 2, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston...
Shirley Nelson (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - Shirley Nelson, 55, died March 25, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Opal Campbell (03/27/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Opal A. Campbell, 89, who died March 22, 2005, were: Peter Heitmann, Andrew Operle, Mark Operle, Michael Smith, Mic Smith and Don Lanser.
Shirley Goode (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - Shirley Goode, 83, died March 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Ray Payne (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Ray Eugene Payne, 56, who died March 21, 2005, were: Mike Payne, Chad Holmes, Jed Payne, Ben Wilson, Lance Brooks, Jake Holland, John Northern, Dave Northern and Ryan Payne...
Conetha Waltrip (03/27/05)
BERNIE - Conetha Jean Waltrip, 64, died March 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 16, 1940, in Hayti, daughter of the late Travis Vance and Ofa Cobb Vance, she was of the General Baptist belief. On March 6, 1964, in Elgin, Ill., she married Wayne Edward Waltrip who survives of the home...
Barbara Moore (03/27/05)
CHARLESTON - Barbara Jean Moore, 64, died March 24, 2005, at her home. Born Dec. 4, 1940, in rural Charleston, daughter of Charles Winston of Detroit, Mich., and the late Myretta Sinks, she was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church and a former church secretary...
Dick Brashear (03/27/05)
SCOTT CITY - Dick Joe Brashear, 68, died March 25, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 2, 1936, in Morley, son of Sherma P. Nation Brashear and the late Clarence E. Brashear, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 until 1977 including the Vietnam war and retired as a boatswain mate senior chief. ...
Lawrence Rogers (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - Lawrence T. "Pete" Rogers, 91, died March 25, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 30, 1913, in Oran. His wife, Mildred Faye Husher, preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 1976. Survivors include: one daughter, Peggy Taylor of Dexter; two grandchildren, Bill Taylor and Nick Taylor of Dexter; and three great-grandchildren...