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Obituaries from April 2005

Bill Halley (04/28/05)
MORLEY -- William J. "Bill" "Blue Jay" Halley Jr., 76, died April 26, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 25, 1928, in Mount Vernon, Ill., son of the late William J. and Dorothy B. Carlton Halley Sr., he was a member of the Morley Baptist Church. ...
Velma Chamberlain (04/28/05)
CHARLESTON -- Velma Lee Chamberlain, 78, died at 3:40 p.m. April 26, 2005, at the Charleston Manor. Born July 26, 1926, in Hickman, Ky., to the late William A. and Minnie Kassie Carter Chamberlain, she was a member of the West Hickman Baptist Church. ...
Cindy Brown (04/28/05)
DEXTER - Cindy Brown, 46, died April 26, 2005, at her residence in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Darla Brasfield (04/28/05)
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - Darla Jane Brasfield, 60, died April 27, 2005 at her home in West Memphis. The daughter of the late Cecil and Jane Carter, she was a homemaker and a member of the Avondale Baptist Church. Survivors include: her husband, Joe F. Brasfield Sr. of West Memphis; two daughters, Becky Ray of Christopher, Ill., and Bonita Burton of Marion, Ark.; one son, Joe Brasfield Jr. of West Memphis; one brother, Cecil Wayne Carter of Sikeston, Mo.; and eight grandchildren...
George Kaiser (04/28/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for George T. Kaiser, 65, who died April 21, 2005, were: Dayton Lasater, David Huffman, Dale Herrick, Brian Kaiser, Mitchelle Herrick, and Jerry Huffman.
Herschel Deal (04/28/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Herschel Deal, 86, who died April 25, 2005, will be: Mark Crocker, Marshall Heisler, John Glen Peel, Dr. Steve Barnett, Charles Sitton and Kevin Heuiser.
O.F. Rodgers (04/27/05)
DEXTER - O.F. Rodgers, 93, died April 26, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Nov. 3, 1911, to the late Pleasant Levi and Ida Dorris Rodgers, he was affiliated with the Baptist church and a retired carpenter. On Oct. 19, 1932, at Essex he married Ellen Louise Turnage who preceded him in death on March 30, 1997...
Gertrude Patrick (04/27/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Gertrude Elenora Patrick, 87, died April 25, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 10, 1917, in Gray Ridge to the late Robert and Clara Umble, she retired in 1979 from the Elder Manufacturing Co. In 2001 she was honored with the 50-year jewel for being a charter member of the Bloomfield Rebekah Lodge 847...
William Halley (04/27/05)
MORLEY - William J. Halley, 76, died April 26, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Shaw Hale (04/27/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Herbert "Shaw" Hale, 92, died at 10:55 p.m. April 24, 2005, at the Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 5, 1913, in Charleston to the late Dines and Nellie Pickens Hale, he was a retired motor grader operator having worked 35 years with the State Highway Department at Morley. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Red Star Baptist Church at Cape Girardeau...
Cynthia Smith (04/27/05)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Cynthia Brown Smith, 36, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died April 21, 2005, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. Born Aug. 10, 1968, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Florence Dixon of Charleston and Joseph Newcomb of Detroit, Mich., she had lived in Kansas since 1968. She was a 1968 graduate of Charleston High School...
Constance Antrim (04/11/05)
ESSEX -- Constance E. Antrim, 68, died April 11, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Joyce Gray (04/11/05)
PUXICO - Joyce A. Gray, 59, died April 9, 2005, at her home near Puxico. Born July 22, 1945, in Marston to the late James Robert and Sarah Melissa Ford Gray, she formerly resided in Marston until moving to Puxico 25 years ago. She was affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Arvel Gough (04/17/05)
MALDEN - Arvel Newton Gough, 88, died April 15, 2005, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born June 2, 1916, at Dexter, son of the late William A. and Addie Gillis Gough, he was a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie. He farmed before working at the Bernie Public Schools as a custodian until his retirement...
Javon Buxton (04/17/05)
SIKESTON - Javon Buxton, 26, died April 14, 2005, as the result of a vehicle falling from a jack. He was born May 3, 1978, in Chaffee, son of Ella Buxton and Michael Baker of Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one daughter, Alandrae Applewhite of Cape Girardeau; one son, Javon Betts of the state of Indiana; three sisters, Monique Franklin and Sheanell Hodges of Sikeston and Amy Bonnee of Tulsa, Okla.; five brothers, Michael Buxton and Mandell Brandy of Sikeston, Stephan Lesure of Milwaukee, Wis., Jonathan White of Tulsa and Reganald Pearson of Commerce; his paternal grandmother, Shirley McCellan of Sikeston; his stepmother, Beverly Baker of Sikeston; and a special friend, Cynthia Burrel of Sikeston.. ...
Helen Crow (04/15/05)
DEXTER -- Helen Crow, 80, died April 13, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 14, 1925, in Bethel Springs, Tenn., daughter of the late Hubert and Fronie Washam Cox, she was a homemaker and member of the Hopewell General Baptist Church near Essex...
Steve Buchanan (04/17/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Steve Buchanan, 41, died April 15, 2005, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
James Wheat (04/17/05)
JONESBORO, Ga. - James W. "Jim" Wheat, 62, died April 8, 2005. Born July 27, 1942, in Morehouse, Mo., to Wanda Louise Wheat of St. Petersburg, Fla., and the late Victor Virgil Wheat, he was a sergeant major in the U.S. Army serving for over 20 years as an intelligence specialist and receiving many citations during his military career...
John Bryant (04/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for Monday for John Lester Bryant, 62, who died April 12, 2005, will be: Mark Thorne, Rodney Masters, Dusty Hale, Jim Walborg, Larry Murray, Larry Williams, Bill Merrick, Scott Bryant and Mark Savage. Honorary pallbearers will be: Greg Powell, Howard Cook, Robert Quintanar, Don Savage, Tim Griffin, Russell Bridgewater, David Thorne, Larry Brandell, David Cole and Wayne Cole...
Harry Maldonado (04/17/05)
BATESVILLE, Miss. - Harry Maldonado, 46, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died April 14, 2005, at his home. Born March 25, 1959, near Parma, Mo., son of Crescencia Ortiz Maldonado of Dexter and the late Manfredo Maldonado, he was a heavy equipment operator for W.W. Contractors at Sardis and was of the Catholic belief...
W.T. Woods (04/17/05)
BERTRAND - William Theodore "W.T./Dub" Woods Jr., 83, died April 15, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 12, 1921, in Essex, son of the late William Theodore and Florence Jane Pitts Woods Sr., he was a member of Bement Baptist Church, a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman in Iran and Iraq, and a self-employed farmer and cattleman for over 40 years...
Eva Shaw (04/17/05)
SIKESTON - Eva O. Shaw, 92, died April 15, 2005, at the Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Dec. 24, 1912, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Lewis and Carrie Hill Fodge, she was a food service employee and of the Assembly of God belief. She married Arbie Shaw, who preceded her in death on June 10, 1977...
Beatrice Owens (04/17/05)
MT. VERNON, Ill. - Beatrice Owens, 48, died at 1:37 a.m. April 14, 2005, at the St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital. Born March 25, 1957, in Charleston, Mo., to the late Frank and Elnora Cobb Ware, she was a health care provider and a member of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church in Charleston...
Virginia Smelser (04/17/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Virginia Catherine Smelser, 84, died April 14, 2005, at Heisinger Bluffs. Born March 17, 1921, at Clarkton, daughter of the late Walter Bethel and Florence Gertrude Dunn Ashbaugh, she was a 1938 graduate of Clarkton High School and graduated from Central Methodist College in Fayette with a degree in music and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. ...
Clara Ohmes (04/15/05)
CHARLESTON -- Clara Marie Ohmes, 88, died at 11 a.m. April 14, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 15, 1916, in Charleston to the late George Andrew and May Dye McElmurry, she had lived in Charleston her entire life where she was a member of the First Baptist Church, active in the W.M.U. ...
John Bryant (04/15/05)
SIKESTON -- John Lester Bryant, 62, died April 12, 2005, at Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, from injuries sustained in an accident while on a business trip with Tetra Pak Materials Inc. Born Aug. 3, 1942, in Morehouse, son of the late John Henry and Elma Newton Bryant, he was plant manager for Tetra Pak Materials Inc. for 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Trinity Gospel Church, Ducks Unlimited, Scott County Republican Committee and the Sikeston Elks Lodge...
Harry Maldonado (04/15/05)
BATESVILLE, Miss. -- Harry Maldonado, 46, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died April 14, 2005, at his residence in Batesville. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Buddy Loyd (04/17/05)
LILBOURN - Buddy Clinton Loyd, 74, died April 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 30, 1931, in Lilbourn, son of the late Cecil and Jewell Loyd, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lilbourn and the Olive Branch Day Lodge in Lindell. He was U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was the fourth floor head copy cutter for the Post Dispatch before retiring in 1985...
Polly Owens (04/15/05)
CHARLESTON - Pauline "Polly" Owens, 95, died at 3:35 p.m. April 14, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 8, 1910, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Robert and Bertie Tidwell Qualls, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life. A member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, she was co-owner of the family farming operation...
Ina Glueck (04/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Ina Mae Glueck, 82, died April 14, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 15, 1922, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Ina Fern Woodard, she was of the Baptist belief. She was the postmaster at the Vanduser Post Office before retiring...
Arvel Gough (04/15/05)
BERNIE -- Arvel Newton Gough, 88, died April 15, 2005, at the Malden Nursting Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Travis Graviett (04/15/05)
ALLENVILLE - Travis Jerome Graviett, 23, formerly of Kelso, died at 8:15 a.m. April 14, 2005. He will be profoundly missed as he joins his Heavenly Father. Born April 4, 1982, at Cape Girardeau to Randy Lee Graviett of Kelso and Anita L. Buchheit Hartle of Jackson, he was employed at Spartech in Cape Girardeau and was a member of the St. Augustine Church in Kelso...
Billy Williamson (04/15/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Billy Marion Williamson, 82, who died April 11, 2005, were: Alex Czeschin, Alexander Platipodis, Brad Williamson, Brett Williamson, Harry Williamson Jr., Josh Germann, Shannon Tucker and Josh Williamson...
Buddy Loyd (04/15/05)
LILBOURN -- Buddy Clinton Loyd, 74, died April 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Lilbourn...
Rusty Mitchem (04/05/05)
MARSTON -- James "Rusty" Mitchem, 49, died April 3, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 13, 1955, in Midwest City, Okla., he was the son of Maggie Maudean Freeman Mitchem of Marston. In addition to his mother, survivors include: two brothers, Scott Mitchem of Malden and Douglas Mitchem of Maston; two sisters, Carolyn Brigley of Marston and Christene Woodall of Wardell...
Dub Crutcher (04/05/05)
DEXTER -- W.J. "Dub" Crutcher, 89, formerly of Essex, died April 3, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 4, 1915, in Essex, son of the late John Loyd and Eliza Shobe Crutcher, he was a self-employed real estate appraiser and a member of the Essex United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the State Board of Conservation, Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and Ducks Unlimited...
Janette Grover (04/05/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville for Janette Lathom Grover, 81, formerly of Sikeston, who died March 3, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Archie Duley (04/05/05)
DEXTER -- Archie Merrell Duley, 87, died April 3, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 18, 1918, in Dexter, son of the late Archie D. and Lucy L. Blevins Duley, he had been a resident of Dexter most of his life and was a self- employed carpenter. He attended the General Baptist Church...
Sybil Weakley (04/05/05)
CHARLESTON -- Sybil Bernice Hodge Weakley, 85, died at 11:25 p.m. April 4, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 7, 1919, in Black Oak, Ark., daughter of the late Almath Witt and Bertha Simpkins Hodge, she had lived in Charleston most of her life where she was a member of the First Baptist Church and worked as a clerk at the Buckner Ragsdale Store until her retirement in 1964...
Emma Swinger (04/05/05)
DEXTER -- Emma L. Swinger, 88, died April 4, 2005, at Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Born April 12, 1916, at Avert, daughter of the late J.W. and Edna Capps Littell, she was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ and Order of Eastern Star in Dexter and the Frisco Extension Club...
Brandon Sandvos (04/05/05)
NEW HAMBURG -- Our beloved Brandon David Sandvos, 13, was called to be with his Lord on April 3, 2005, on a beautiful fishing day while doing something that he loved. His love for the outdoors was exhibited every day of his short life. Whether it was deer hunting with his Dad, riding his four-wheeler, fishing with Grandpa or friends or tinkering in the shed with his Dad, Brandon was a true boy in every sense. ...
Sissy Mason (04/26/05)
SIKESTON -- Opal "Sissy" Tubbs Mason, 80, died April 25, 2005, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Aug. 9, 1924, in Sikeston, to the late V.A. and Eva Crunk Tubbs, she worked at Potlatch as a packer and later as an inspector for 28 years before retiring. A member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary in Sikeston, she graduated as valedictorian from Vanduser High School...
Wilma Shell (04/26/05)
DEXTER -- Wilma Shell, 77, died April 25, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 4, 1927, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Clarence Gray and Jessie Layton Gray, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and a former secretary for the United States government working in the military records center at St. Louis...
Mary Woodard (04/26/05)
DEXTER -- Mary Joann Woodard, 48, died April 23, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born June 13, 1956, in Brushy Knob, daughter of the late Eugene and Letha Metcalf Elliott, she had been a resident of the Springfield area for many years. In 1995 she moved to Dexter where she was employed at Tyson Foods and was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center...
Jack Miller (04/26/05)
IMPERIAL -- Jack Miller, 86, died April 19, 2005, at St. Anthony Medical Center in St. Louis. Born April 5, 1919 in Whitewright, Texas, son of the late Arch Calvin and Mary Elizabeth Denis Miller, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Mt. Zion Jericho Church in Risco...
Herschel Deal (04/26/05)
SIKESTON - Herschel W. Deal, 86, died at 12:25 a.m. April 25, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born May 22, 1918, in Karmak, Ill., to the late Joseph Henry and Lena Elizabeth Hanle Deal, he was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. Serving as a policeman and fireman for the city of Sikeston for 11 years, he later started his own moving and delivery service...
Shaw Hale (04/26/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Herbert "Shaw" Hale, 92, died at 10:55 p.m. April 24, 2005, at the Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 5, 1913, in Charleston to the late Dines and Nellie Pickens Hale, he was a retired motor grader operator having worked 35 years with the State Highway Department at Morley. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Red Star Baptist Church at Cape Girardeau...
Mary Lee Arnold (04/21/05)
SIKESTON - Mary Lee Arnold, 64, died April 20, 2005, at her rural Sikeston home. Born Feb. 18, 1941, in the Mayfield community, daughter of the late Edward and Anna Cook Long, she was a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church. On Nov. 24, 1961, she married Calvin Arnold, who survives of the home...
Felix Blocker (04/21/05)
BERNIE -- Felix Blocker, 83, died April 19, 2005, at his home. Born April 1, 1922, at Senath, son of the late Joe and Elizabeth Albertson Blocker, he was a machine operator at the Bernie IXL for 28 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
John W. Wood (04/21/05)
DEXTER - John W. Wood, 67, died April 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Sept. 19, 1937, at Marston to the late Carl and Clara Ruth Holland Wood, he was a resident of Southeast Missouri his entire life and resided in Dexter for the past 46 years. The owner and operator of Concrete Construction company, he was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church...
James Lewis (04/21/05)
SIKESTON -- James Lewis, 64, died April 20, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Mary Davis (04/21/05)
ORAN -- Mary Emley Davis, 89, died at 8:37 a.m. April 20, 2005, at a family home. Born Jan. 12, 1916, in Hymara, Ind., daughter of the late Lettie Wilkins and LeRoy Buell, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran, where she has lived for 30 years...
Art Broadhurst (04/21/05)
DEXTER -- Eugene Arthur "Art" Broadhurst, 93, died April 19, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Dec. 18, 1911, in Pittsburg, Kan., son of the late James Henry and Mildred F. Herron Broadhurst, he had been a resident of St. ...
Barbara Szabo (04/21/05)
MIO, Mich. -- Barbara Ellen Bryant Szabo, 65, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 7 a.m. April 18, 2005. Born in Diehlstadt, Mo., to Stella M. Bryant of Sikeston and the late Paul Bryant, following high school graduation she moved to Lincoln Park and then to Mio, where she lived for several years...
Lyman Whitten (04/21/05)
MATTHEWS- Walter Lyman Whitten, 88, died at 9:20 p.m. April 19, 2005, at his home. Born July 31, 1916, in Sikeston to the late John Lawrence and Francis Gardner Whitten, he was a lifelong resident of the Matthews and Sikeston area. On Nov. 22, 1942, at Charleston, he married Jewell Latham, who survives...
Joyce Halley (04/21/05)
MORLEY -- Joyce Halley, 67, died April 21, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Keith Day (04/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Keith Day, 80, died April 20, 2005, at his rural Sikeston home. Born Feb. 14, 1925, in Bloomfield, to the late Frank H. and Lela L. Neal Day, he was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. A graduate of Brosley High School, he attended Southeast Missouri State University for two years then joined the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a self-...
Billy Williamson (04/12/05)
ESSEX -- Billy Marion Williamson, 82, died April 11, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical center in Sikeston. Born July 1, 1922, at Essex, son of the late Roy Harry and Minnie Lee Crutcher Williamson, he had lived all of his life in Essex where he graduated from Essex High School in 1941 and attended the Assembly of God Church. ...
Teresa Zook (04/12/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Teresa Ann Zook, 39, died suddenly March 31, 2005, at St. Louis. Born March 19, 1966, daughter of Edna Denning Zook of St. Louis and the late Everett Zook, she was employed at Anheuser-Busch, Kohl's Department Store and Busch Stadium. A member of The Living Word Church, she was also a youth leader...
Connie Antrim (04/12/05)
ESSEX -- Constance E. "Connie" Antrim, 68, died April 11, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 7, 1937, in Hinsdale, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Asa and Pearl Cornell Morris. In May 1964 at Peoria, Ill., she married Charles Antrim who survives of the home...
Joseph Lampe (04/12/05)
BENTON -- Joseph John Lampe, 72, died April 11, 2005, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 25, 1933, in Glennonville, son of the late Clemens Mathias and Regina Sophie Peters, he was a member of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers Union Local 27-St. Louis for over 40 years and of the VFW Post 6407 in Scott City. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in the Korean War. He was also a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Trudell McMackins (04/12/05)
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Trudell McMackins, 95, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Prescott. She was born near Wellsville, Mo., on June 25, 1909, to Granville and Russie Elgin Bishop. She moved with her family to St. Louis in 1925 and met Oren McMackins, whom she married in 1932...
Tammy McLemore (04/12/05)
NEW MADRID -- Tammy Jackson McLemore, 40, died April 10, 2005, at her home in Parma. Born Feb. 28, 1965, in Dexter, she was the daughter of Bennie F. and Barbara Ann Lawrence Jackson of Parma. On Dec. 14, 2004, in Durant, Okla., she married Jerry Lynn McLemore who survives of the home...
Rusty Mitchem (04/04/05)
MARSTON - James "Rusty" Mitchem, 49, died April 3, 2005, at his home in Marston. DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Ruth Dugger (04/04/05)
BERTRAND - Annie Ruth Dugger, 85, died at 1:10 p.m. April 2, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Sept. 12, 1919, in Tupelo, Miss., daughter of the late Floyd and Ludie Rakestraw Chism, she was a housewife and homemaker and a member of the Morley Baptist Church...
Ruth Wallace (04/04/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ruth V. Wallace, 87, formerly of Oran, died April 2, 2005, at The Lutheran Home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Oran is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
John A. Peters Sr. (04/04/05)
BERTRAND -- John Albert Peters Sr., 91, died at 3:45 p.m. April 3, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 2, 1913, in Pontotoc, Miss., son of the late John Karl and Virginia Savely Peters, he had lived in Bertrand most of his life and farmed until his retirement. He was a member of the Bertrand First Baptist Church where he served as deacon for 30 years and taught Sunday school...
Albert Elfrank (04/04/05)
ADVANCE - Albert James Elfrank, 85, died April 2, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 25, 1919, at Perkins to the late William and Amanda St. Cin Elfrank, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Advance United Methodist Church. ...
Estalee Mulcahy (04/04/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Estalee Galemore Mulcahy, 79, who died April 1, 2005, will be her grandchildren, Richard E. Cullins, Ryan D. Gableman, J. Ross Gableman, Brittany J. Gableman, Richard C. Cullins and Emily E. Cullins...
Burtch Boley (04/04/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Henry "Butch" Claude Boley, 62, died at 8:10 p.m. April 2 2005. Born June 20, 1942, to the late Johnnie Ray Boley and Flossie Evelyn Menz, he was a painter employed with Stockade Buildings Inc. at Morley and a member of the Free Trinity Pentecostal Church of Randles...
Brandon Sandvos (04/04/05)
NEW HAMBURG -- Brandon Sandvos, 13, died April 3, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Jack Nowling (04/04/05)
GIDEON - Jackie "Jack" Ronald Nowling, 74, died April 2, 2005, at his home. Born June 16, 1930 in BrownsTown, Ind., to the late Clarence and Geneva Holmes Nowling, he was a retired police officer and head of Security at ASI. A veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1950-54 in the Korean War, he was affiliated with the Catholic church...
Lucille Scott (04/10/05)
WEBSTER GROVES -- Lucille Camren Scott, 85, died April 8, 2005. Born Dec. 13, 1919, in Advance, she was the daughter of the late Audie and Pearl Borders Camren. Her husband, Thomas T. Scott, preceded her in death. One brother, Hubert Camren, also preceded her in death...
Eliza Farr (04/10/05)
HOWARDVILLE -- Eliza M. Farr, 72, died April 7, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 15, 1933, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Iodia Wheeler Johnson and the late Lusher Johnson, she had lived in Missouri over 66 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Catron, where she served on the usher board and was a member of the senior choir...
David Burckhardt (04/10/05)
CHAFFEE -- David Joseph Burckhardt, son of David Thomas and Eva Yvonne Ewing Burckhardt, died at birth April 8, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his paternal grandparents, David John and Joan Edmond Burckhardt of Chaffee; his maternal grandmother, Betty Sue Duty of Manito, Ill.; his paternal great-grandfather, Ronald H. ...
Jack Ivie (04/10/05)
MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Jack Ivie, 92, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 2:50 p.m. April 8, 2005, at Green Acres Healthcare in Mayfield. Born July 26, 1912, at Sassafras Ridge in Mississippi County, Mo., son of the late John Gordon and Jenny Colvin Ivie, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a former chief of police in East Prairie and served many years as a deputy sheriff of Mississippi County for sheriff Pedro Simmons. ...
Randy Blackman (04/10/05)
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. -- Randall Lee "Randy" Blackman, 54, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died April 8, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 15, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Blanche Maxwell Blackman of East Prairie and the late James A. "Jim" Blackman, he had lived in Pass Christian for the past several years, where he was a tax preparer for H&R Block. ...
Danny Mosby (04/10/05)
SIKESTON -- Danny Dinelle Mosby, 34, died April 4, 2005. Born Aug. 10, 1970, in Sikeston, he was the son of Ruby Mosby of Sikeston and Clearance Mosby of Lilbourn. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: one daughter, Phoebe Mosby of Sikeston; five sisters, Ruby Jones of Clarksdale, Miss., and Cherry Robinson, Dorothy Mosby, Annette Mosby and Rosemary Brown of Sikeston; and four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Cleveland and Linda Mosby Jr. ...
Goldie Edwards (04/10/05)
SIKESTON -- Goldie Edwards, 77, died April 6, 2005, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born May 16, 1928, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Fred and Hallie Cooley, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. A graduate of Sikeston High School, she attended St. Louis Business College and was a self-...
Darren Howard (04/07/05)
COVINGTON, Ga. -- Darren Scott Howard, 41, died April 5, 2005, at the New Medical Center in Covington. Born June 17, 1963, at Dexter, Mo., son of Judy Harmon Denney of Conyers and the late Billy Howard, he was of the Methodist belief. A veteran of the United States Army, he was a handyman...
Delores Summers (04/08/05)
WYATT - Delores Barnhill Summers, 88, died at 5 a.m. April 8, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 16, 1916, near Columbus, Ky., to the late Lonnie Vinson and Maggie Laster Vinson Green, she had lived her entire life in Wyatt where she was a member of the Wyatt United Methodist Church...
Archie Duley (04/08/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Archie Merrell Duley, 87, who died April 3, 2005, were: Matthew, Michael and David Duley, Terry Stickles, John Abner and Wesley Simmons.
Joe Abernathy (04/08/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Joe Bob Abernathy, 76, died at 12:15 p.m. April 7, 2005, at his residence in East Prairie. Born Jan. 8, 1929, at Gideon to the late Ross and Marie Wilson Abernathy, he lived most of his life in East Prairie. A retired truck driver, he was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Air Force...
Frank Barnhart (04/08/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Frank Munson Barnhart, 78, died April 7, 2005, at the John Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Liberty, Ind., son of the late Mary Corrington and Ross Barnhart, he was employed for many years by NATCO. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II...
John Vaught (04/08/05)
TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- John David Vaught, 44, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 5, 2005, at the Latter Day Saints Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born June 9, 1960, in Sikeston, son of Paul and Veda James Vaught of Bertrand, Mo., he was a technical operations manager for Cable One Television. A member of West Lake Christian Church in Laurie, Mo., he had attended the First Christian Church in Sikeston...
Danny Mosby (04/08/05)
SIKESTON - Danny Dinelle Mosby, 34, died April 4, 2005. Williams Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Earline Dickson (04/08/05)
SIKESTON - Earline Dickson, 97, died at 1:15 p.m. April 7, 2005, at Miner Nursing Center. Born Oct. 7, 1907, in Brownsville, Texas, to the late James Pickens and Annie Perry Jones, she was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ. She worked as a salesclerk for Graber's Department Store and Knights Department Store in Sikeston...
Lyman Whitten (04/20/05)
MATTHEWS - Walter Lyman Whitten, 88, died April 19, 2005, at his residence in Matthews. Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Art Broadhurst (04/20/05)
DEXTER -- Eugene Arthur "Art" Broadhurst, 93, died April 19, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gloria Willams (04/20/05)
SIKESTON - Gloria J. Williams, 46, died April 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 18, 1958, in Saginaw, Mich., to the late George and Geneva Baker Williams, she attended high school in Chicago and was a member of the Salcedo Baptist Church...
Luvine Haynes (04/20/05)
CHARLESTON - Luvine "Tiny" Haynes, 70, died April 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 11, 1935, in Henson, to the late Johnny and Drewcella Smith Clark, she was a lifelong resident of Missouri and affiliated with the Baptist church...
Jacqueline Kelley (04/20/05)
INDEPENDENCE - Jacqueline Faye Kelley, 65, died April 17, 2005, at her home. Born May 15, 1939, in Lansing, Mich., daughter of the late Garth and Wandah Audentia Trumble McKeage, when she was 9 her family moved to the Kansas City area where she attended schools and was active in the music program earning medals for playing string bass and played with the Kansas City Philharmonic in the late 1950s. ...
Roy Wilburn (04/20/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Roy Wilburn, 78, died at 6 a.m. April 19, 2005, at his rural East Prairie residence. Born March 10, 1927, in New Madrid County to the late Louis and Nora Hinton Wilburn, he lived all his life near East Prairie where he was a farmer, retiring in 1989 after which he managed the farming operation. ...
Van Kilmer (04/20/05)
DEXTER - Van Harris Kilmer, 65, died April 19, 2005 at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 4, 1939, in Dexter to the late Roy and Mayme Harris Kilmer, he was a resident of Dexter most of his life moving to Sikeston in 2001. A 1964 graduate of Murray State College in Murray, Ky., he was a retired MFA insurance agent, a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Marzyrehion Brown (04/20/05)
CHARLESTON - Marzyrehion Zanique Dyqwon Brown, nine-weeks, died April 16, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 5, 2005, at St. Louis, he was the son of Toria Lawrence of Charleston and Marcus Brown of Malden. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Kanyjzia Lawrence and Markiviana Brown of Charleston; one brother, Marcus Brown Jr. ...
Betty Smith (04/20/05)
PUXICO -- Betty Smith, 74, died April 18, 2005, at Puxico Nursing Center. Born Jan. 11, 1931, in Lovington, N.M., daughter of Velma Markley Dean Collum of Puxico and the late Joe Dean, she had been a resident in Puxico for more than 50 years. She and her husband owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Puxico for 13 years. A member of the Sebring Church of the Nazarene in Sebring, Fla., she was also a member of the Church of Nazarene in Poplar Bluff...
J.D. Troxell (04/20/05)
DEXTER -- Jasper "J.D." Troxell, 82, died April 19, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Nov. 28, 1922, at Red Bud, Ark., son of the late Fleary LyCirgus and Nellie Hughes Dean Troxell, he was the former owner of Dexter Aircraft and a former crop duster. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II...
Buddy Brown (04/25/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Ernest "Buddy" Brown, 77, formerly of Wyatt, died at 3:23 a.m. April 23, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center. Born July 23, 1927, in Mississippi County to the late Emory Ernest and Rosa Baugh Brown, he lived most of his life in Wyatt and managed the McKesson Wholesale Drug Co. in Cairo, Ill., until 1979. Moving to Atlanta, he continued his career with the McKesson Atlanta Division, retiring in 1993 after 46 years of service...
Buddy DeLisle (04/25/05)
NEW MADRID - F. Wayne "Buddy" DeLisle, 65, died April 23, 2005, surrounded by family at the home of his daughter. Born Sept. 22, 1939, to the late Wayne and Burdeen DeLisle, he was a graduate of Chaminade Prep Academy in St. Louis and received his bachelor's degree in economics from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. Self-employed for a number of years and retiring in 1993, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of New Madrid and the Knights of Columbus...
William Stephens (04/25/05)
BERNIE - William Luther Stephens, 72, died April 23, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn. Born Sept. 17, 1932, at Bernie to the late William Everet Stephens and Dollie Lucille Mason Stephens, he had been a farmer and a bus driver for the Bernie Public Schools and was a member of the Bernie Nazarene Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War...
Evelyne Jones (04/25/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Evelyne Francis Haynes Arnold Jones, 81, died at 8:15 a.m. April 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 28, 1923, in New Madrid, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Haynes and Ruth Grinow. Two brothers, Roscoe William Murphy and Henry Murphy; three husbands, Robert Haynes, Fred Arnold and Jessie J. Jones; and one stillborn child also preceded her in death...
Marguerite Jones (04/25/05)
CHAFFEE -- Marguerite Bernice Jones, 87, died April 22, 2005, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born May 23, 1917, in Oran, daughter of the late Mark Cecil and Dora Ellen Thorton Dunn, she retired as a self-employed artist and beautician. In August 1983 she moved from Houston, Texas, to Chaffee where she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church...
Herbert Hale (04/25/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Herbert Hale, 92, formerly of Chaffee, died April 24, 2005, at Heartland Care Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Martha Fraser (04/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Martha S. Fraser, 64, died April 24, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 18, 1941, in Hayti, daughter of Willard and Lillian Yarbrough Northcutt, she was a member of Miner Baptist Church, She had worked for Hedrick Concrete in Sikeston from 1965 to 1991...
Herschel Deal (04/25/05)
SIKESTON - Herschel Deal, 86, died April 25, 2005, at Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Thomas Duncan Jr. (04/06/05)
TULSA, Okla. -- Thomas Hershel Duncan Jr., 48, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 4, 2005, in Tulsa. Born Oct. 11, 1956, son of Marlene Troutt Duncan Karres of Hernando, Fla., and the late Thomas Hershel Duncan Sr., he was a 1975 graduate of Sikeston High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was discharged in 1979...
Anna Lee Quade (04/06/05)
BURFORDVILLE - Anna Lee Quade, 78, died April 4, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 2, 1927, in Oak Ridge to the late Oscar and Anna Hahs Schweer, she was employed by the former International Shoe Co. in Jackson for 32 years and was a member of the Burfordville Baptist Church...
Edgar Balsman (04/06/05)
UNIONTOWN - Edgar Leo Balsman, 81, died April 4, 2005, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 20,1924, in Perry County to the late Leo Andrew Balsman Sr. and Gertrude Caroline Unterreiner Balsman of Uniontown, he was owner and operator of Balsman Sales and Service where he performed auto body repair, welding and custom combining then later he taught auto body repair at Sikeston Public Schools for 24 years. ...
Ruth Dugger (04/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Annie Ruth Dugger, 85, who died April 2, 2005, were: Joey Clark, Brian Wood, Thomas Kirksey, Darrell Birk, Shawn Dugger and Justin McGuire.
Stanley Brown (04/06/05)
CHAFFEE - Stanley Brown, 80, died April 5, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Kathleen Robinson (04/06/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kathleen Powell Robinson, 47, died March 31, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 24, 1957, in Charleston, to the late Walter and Claudia Williams Powell, she was a lifetime resident of Missouri. Survivors include: two sons, Carlos Robinson of Jonesboro, Ark., and Dominique Powell of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Margaret Powell and Johnnie Mae Howard of Chicago, Christine Clark of St. ...
Lonnie Johnson Jr. (04/06/05)
CHARLESTON -- Lonnie Fisher Johnson Jr., 26, died April 1, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 30, 1978, in Charleston, to Lonnie Johnson of Charleston and Lorrann Fisher Johnson of Sikeston, he was a 1996 graduate of Charleston High School. In addition to his parents, other survivors include: four daughters, Qualithia McCatrey, Soronya McCatrey, Brianna McCatrey and Lorrtria Fisher of Charleston; one son, Delontre Fisher of Charleston; five brothers, Elijah Fisher Johnson, Shaundale Johnson and Evan Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Marcus Johnson of Charleston and Lavontay Johnson of Sikeston; two sisters, Sadie Johnson and Sylvanna Johnson of Sikeston; his maternal grandparents, Richard and Martha Murray of Charleston; and a special friend, Mary Ann McCatrey of Charleston.. ...
Gladys Burney (04/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gladys Mae Marks Burney, 74, died at 4:55 p.m. April 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 28, 1931, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., daughter of the late Clarence Arthur Marks and Cleeoria Flatt Marks Motley, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and worked at the Hogan's Farm Center in the Dorena community for years. She attended the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Gloria Cronan (04/14/05)
MALDEN - Gloria Bernice Cronan, 70, died April 11, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 13, 1935, at Holcomb to the late Edward Eli and Mattie Marie Durbin Eagan, she was affiliated with the St. Ann Catholic Church in Malden...
Eileen Coleman (04/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Virginia Eileen Coleman, 80, who died April 11, 2005, will be: Jim "Bucky" Mays, Terry Curry, Kevin Jordan, Ronald Stroud Jr., Tony Coleman and Michael Coleman...
Helen Crow (04/14/05)
DEXTER -- Helen Crow, 80, died April 13, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Friday until time for services at 1 p.m. at Rainey- Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
John Bryant (04/14/05)
SIKESTON -- John Lester Bryant, 62, died April 12, 2005, in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, due to injuries sustained in an accident while on a business trip with Tetra Pak Materials Co. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston...
Billy Anderson (04/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Billy Dale Anderson, 82, died at 11 p.m. April 11, 2005, at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer, Ind. Born Nov. 24, 1922, in Caruthersville, son of the late Goah Winfield and Della Rae Speights Anderson, he had lived in Gary, Ind., Sikeston and Dexter before moving to East Prairie in 1983. While living in Indiana he worked in CTV Steel Mill loading trucks and boxcars. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses in East Prairie...
Nora Myers (04/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Nora Edith "Jim" Myers, 87, died at 9:25 a.m. April 13, 2005, at the Monticello House Nursing Center in Jackson. Born May 23, 1917, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles S. and Della Pierce Kirkindall, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the First Christian Church. She worked for several years at the Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis, at Prairie Manufacturing, and at the Martin School as a teacher's aide...
Lola Campbell (04/14/05)
BERNIE -- Lola Mae Campbell, 84, died April 13, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 6, 1920, in Colt, Ark., daughter of the late Dee and Susie Williams Clayton, she was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in Bernie...
Claude Housman Jr. (04/14/05)
BENTON - Claude Housman Jr., 66, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 5: 30 a.m. April 13, 2005, at his home. Born July 26, 1938, in Deventer, son of the late Claude Walter and Marie Hutson Housman, he had lived in Scott and Mississippi counties most of his life and was employed as a truck driver with Pullen Trucking Co. until his retirement in 1997. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Bobby Welch (04/14/05)
DEXTER - Bobby Welch, 72, died April 13, 2005, in the emergency room at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 26, 1932, at Gray Ridge, to the late Manuel and Daisy Rusche Welch, he was a retired truck driver for PTI and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War...
Mary Dawson Burrows (04/03/05)
NEW MADRID - Mary Carolyn Dawson Burrows, 93, died at 7:45 p.m. March 31, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1911, in Portageville, daughter of the late Arthur William and Addie Marie Behrens Fields, she was raised in Portageville, graduated from Ursuline Academy in Arcadia, and attended Webster College in St. Louis. She worked as a child welfare worker for the Division of Family Services and served later as an executive secretary for the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce...
Dortha Smith (04/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dortha Louise Givens Smith, 82, died at 11:04 a.m. April 1, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 10, 1923, at New Madrid, daughter of the late Riley Earl and Enoma Baker Givens, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Artie Rowland (04/03/05)
PARMA - Pallbearers for services conducted April 1, 2005, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Artie Alean Rowland, 92, who died March 29, 2005, were: Gary Rowland Jr., Brian Rowland, Jacob Rowland, Joey Rowland, Todd Ludwig and Shaun Ludwig...
Estalee Mulcahy (04/03/05)
SIKESTON - M. Estalee Galemore Mulcahy, 79, died at 6:05 p.m. April 1, 2005, at her home. Born July 25, 1925, in Success, Ark., daughter of the late Lawrence Eugene and Daisy Goodman Galemore, she was a devoted members of the First Baptist Church family for over 70 years. She was an inspiration to all who knew her...
Jimmie Lee Bogle (04/03/05)
SIKESTON - Jimmie Lee Bogle, 65, died at 6:01 a.m. April 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 3, 1939, at Letona, Ark., to the late Carlos and Sybil King Bogle, he was employed as a truck driver for 23 years at Malone and Hyde and Fleming until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force...
Otis Rushing (04/03/05)
CHAFFEE - Otis "Buddy" James Rushing, 41, died at 10:41 p.m. March 31, 2005, at Chaffee. Born Dec. 19, 1963, in Cape Girardeau, son of Russell Gene Rushing of Chaffee and Judy Ann Keller of Chaffee, he moved to Chaffee a year ago from New Haven, Ind. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a computer software developer, and was of the Methodist belief...
Jimmie Bogle (04/01/05)
SIKESTON - Jimmie L. Bogle, 65, died April 1, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Mary Dawson Burrows (04/01/05)
NEW MADRID - Mary Dawson Burrows, 93, died March 31, 2005, at her home. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Barbara Mims (04/01/05)
DEXTER - Barbara Sue Mims, 64, died March 31, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 4, 1940, at Kennett to the late Willie Lee and Ollie Bell Pruitt, she was a former employee of the Paramount Hat Factory in Dexter. On Nov. 15, 1957, at Kokomo, Ind., she married Lesley Ray Mims, who survives of the home in Dexter...
Jill Johnson (04/01/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary Juanell "Jill" Johnson, 80, died at 12:39 a.m. March 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 18, 1924, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., daughter of the late William Dennis and Iva Shelton Belew, she had lived in East Prairie for the past 18 years...
Vera McDaniel (04/01/05)
PARMA -- Vera Margaret McDaniel, 67, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 30, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 23, 1938, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Andrea and Cinda Raines Shemwell, she was a homemaker and attended the Church of God in Parma...
Milford Hinkle (04/01/05)
ADVANCE -- Milford Leon Hinkle, 77, died March 31, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 22, 1928, near Advance, son of the late Otto and Lola Borders Hinkle, he retired after working as an assembler for General Motors for 30 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Greenbrier...
Mildred Foeste (04/01/05)
CHAFFEE -- Mildred Winifred Foeste, 83, died March 30, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 23, 1921, in Granite Falls, Wash., daughter of the late Arthur W. and Fida Marie Wood Howarth, she had lived in Chaffee since 1965 after moving from Cape Girardeau. A member of the First Baptist Church of Chaffee, she was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3127 and American Legion Ladies Auxiliaries...
Opal Freeman (04/01/05)
SULLIVAN -- Opal E. Hunt Freeman, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died March 30, 2005, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1917, at Scranton, Ark., daughter of the late Walker Ely and Rosie Evelyn Snow Hunt, she received her education at the local school. She was a member of Faith Assembly of God in House Springs...
Joan Cole (04/03/05)
SIKESTON - Joan Marie Cole, 61, died March 31, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 2, 1943, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Jessie William and Edna Marie Teague, her hobbies included gardening, antique collecting, gospel music and playing the guitar. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Donald Teague and Frankie Teague...
Mary Breece (04/01/05)
DEXTER - Mary Breece, 83, died March 30, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 28, 1922, at Lansing, Mich., to the late Louis and Roxy Vlahandres, she was a homemaker. On July 6, 1951, at Grand Rapids, Mich., she married Gene Breece, who survives of the home...
Cindy Brown (04/29/05)
DEXTER - Cindy Bohannon Brown, 46, died April 26, 2005, at her home near Dexter. Born July 28, 1958, at Sikeston, daughter of Gene and Betty Ross Bohannon of Sikeston, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a former member of the Salcedo Baptist Church, a homemaker, and had previously worked part-time as a real estate agent and a substitute school teacher...
Don Kinsolving (04/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Donald Wayne Kinsolving, 66, died at 6 a.m. April 28, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 19, 1939, in East Prairie, son of Effie Lee Rhew Kinsolving of East Prairie and the late Everett Wayne Kinsolving, he had lived in East Prairie all of his life. He was a retired foreman at Noranda Aluminum and a member of Charleston Masonic Lodge 407 AF&AM and a 32nd degree mason and Scottish rite. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Helen Marks (04/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Helen Marks, 78, died at 3:03 a.m. April 29, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Gene Futch (04/29/05)
GOREVILLE, Ill. -- Gene Futch, 69, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 12:58 a.m. April 29, 2005, at Marion Heartland Hospital in Marion. Born Aug. 22, 1935, in Dorena, Mo., to the late Wayne and Pauline Hunt Futch, he was a superintendent for the Madison County Special Area Service No. ...
Leslie F. Cox (04/19/05)
BERNIE -- Leslie F. Cox, 58, died April 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 19, 1946, at Dexter, son of the late Floyd and Marjorie Fellows Cox Sr., he was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. A 1964 graduate of Dexter High School, he was drafted in to the U.S. ...
Nora Pobst (04/19/05)
CHAFFEE - Eleanora "Nora" Susan Pobst, 97, died April 16, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, with parish prayers at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee with the Rev. Ralph Duffner officiating...
J.M. Patton (04/19/05)
PARMA -- J.M. Patton, 75, died April 17, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born May 11, 1929, in Puxico, son of the late Joseph and Virgie Green Patton, he had lived in Southeast Missouri all of his life and had lived in Parma since 1947. A retired school bus driver and mechanic, he was of the Baptist belief and a member of the Masonic Lodge AF & AM...
J.D. Troxell (04/19/05)
DEXTER -- Jasper Dempster "J.D." Troxell, 82, died April 19, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Roy Wilburn (04/19/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Roy Wilburn, 78, died April 19, 2005, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
John Vaught (04/07/05)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- John David Vaught, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 5, 2005, at the Latter Day Saints Hospital in Salt Lake City. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Mary Myer (04/07/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Alvina Myer, 83, formerly of Benton, died at 6:55 a.m. April 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 15, 1922, in Kelso, daughter of the late Ella Pobst and Lawrence Henry Weissmueller, she was a cook for 27 years having worked at the County Seat Restaurant in Benton and Sands Pancake House in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Stanley Brown (04/07/05)
CHAFFEE -- Stanley Edward Brown, 80, died April 5, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 23, 1924, in Herculaneum, son of the late Robert and Mary Idell Tripp Brown, he was self-employed in construction/sheet metal work. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Chaffee Assembly of God...
John Ross (04/07/05)
DEXTER -- John Ross, 66, died April 5, 2005, at his home near Dexter. Born May 8, 1938, in Stoddard County, son of the late Charley Monroe and Grace Louise Kanady Ross, he was a shop foreman for Allen Christian Buick for 37 years and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Farrie Snow (04/13/05)
NEW MADRID -- Farrie Mae Snow, 79, died April 11, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 10, 1925, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Charles Godfried and Mary Woods Schuerenberg, she was a member of Kewanee Methodist Church...
Gladys Bernie (04/13/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gladys Mae Marks Bernie, 74, died at 4:55 p.m. April 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Claude Housman (04/13/05)
BENTON -- Claude Housman, 66, died at 5:30 a.m. April 13, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Eileen Coleman (04/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Virginia Eileen Coleman, 80, died at 6 p.m. April 11, 2005, at Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 6, 1925, in Scott County, daughter of the late James A. and Ida S. Boyd Coleman, she was of the Baptist belief and a lifelong resident of Sikeston...
JoAnn Taylor Wheeler (04/13/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - JoAnn Wheeler of Jefferson City, formerly of Risco, passed away on April 5, 2005, at Capitol Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born July 2, 1941, in New Madrid County to Fred and Nadine Taylor. Visitation and funeral services were held at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden on April 7 and 8 respectively. ...
Bobbie Ford (04/24/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Bobbie Ford, 62, who died April 21, 2005, will be: Timmy Ford, Vince Ford, Billy Ford, Christopher Ford, Vincent Ford, Jim Dunagan and Chris Traflet...
James Lewis Sr. (04/24/05)
SIKESTON - James Albert Lewis Sr., 64, died April 20, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 9, 1940, in Black Oak, Ark., to the late George Albert and Lena Maude Washburn Lewis, he was of the Assembly of God belief. He was a concrete contractor, working for Cowan Construction and later self-employed until his retirement...
Buddy Brown (04/24/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Ernest "Buddy" Brown, 77, formerly of Wyatt, died at 3:15 a.m. April 23, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday...
George Kaiser (04/24/05)
FLINT, Mich. -- George T. Kaiser, 65, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 10:50 a.m. April 21, 2005, at Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc Township. Born Aug. 12, 1939, in Sikeston, to the late Harvey and Lou Ethel Hyatt Kaiser, he had worked for General Motors Company for 33 years. ...
Stella Graviett (04/24/05)
ORAN -- Stella "Suggie" Graviett, 79, died at 3:19 a.m. April 22, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 24, 1925, in Oran, daughter of the late Emil and Bertha Metz Stubenrauch, she was a homemaker. Survivors include: three sons, Edward L. ...
Betty Smith (04/24/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Betty Smith, 74, who died April 18, 2005, were: Matt Reasons, Derek Reasons, Jared Smith, Dustin Smith, Andy Henington and Canon Smith.
Norman LeGrand (04/24/05)
ORAN -- Norman "LuLu" LeGrand, 79, died at 5 p.m. April 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 30, 1925, son of the late Zeno and Weldon Antonia Stike LeGrand, he retired in 1992 as a shipping clerk for International Hat Factory in Oran. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, St. Joseph Sodality, Knights of Columbus Council 4311 and Morley VFW Post 5368...
Mary Lee Arnold (04/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Mary Lee Arnold, 64, who died April 20, 2005, were: Kent Koch, David Armstrong, Kevin Armstrong, Michael Garner, Ellis Bradshaw and Donald Hudgens.
John Wood (04/24/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for John W. Wood, 67, who died April 19, 2005, were: Floyd Edwards, Jerry Brown, Bill Ogden, Larry Hawkens, Todd Wood and Jeff Vandiver.
Robert Lane (04/24/05)
DEXTER -- Robert Lane, 87, formerly of Essex, died April 22, 2005, at his home. Born Feb. 14, 1918, at Essex, son of the late George Wesley and Ellen Elizabeth Dunham Lane, he was a retired farmer. A member of the Trotter General Baptist Church near Essex, he was a former member of the Essex Masonic Lodge...
Shirley Reeves (04/18/05)
CHARLESTON - Shirley Bryant Reeves, 69, died at 6:46 p.m. April 16, 2005, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 7, 1935, in Diehlstadt to Stella M. Bryant of Sikeston and the late Paul Bryant, she had lived her entire life in Charleston where she was employed as the secretary at the Charleston High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Les Cox (04/18/05)
BERNIE -- Les Cox died April 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Emmet Free (04/18/05)
CHAFFEE - Arthur Emmet Free, 82, died April 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1922, in Chaffee to the late Arthur and Marie Lyre Free, he was a letter carrier with the U.S. Post Office in Chaffee. A veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II, he was a member of the Naval Reserve. Also he was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee and the National Association of Letter Carriers...
James H. Ezzell (04/18/05)
BERTRAND - James H. Ezzell, 75, died at 11:55 a.m. April 17, 2005, at his residence in Bertrand. Born March 27, 1930, in Red Bay, Ala., to the late Charles V. and Effie P. Mitchell Ezzell, he lived most of his life in Bertrand where he was a member of the United Methodist Church and was a farmer until his retirement...
Steve Buchanan (04/18/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Steve Buchanan, 41, died April 15, 2005, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Oct. 6, 1963, at Gideon, he was the son of Bertha Green Crawford of Portageville and the late Olen Buchanan. On Oct. 24, 1992, in Portageville, he married Susan Johnson who survives of the home...
Nora Pobst (04/18/05)
CHAFFEE - Eleanora (Nora) Susan Pobst, 97, was given eternal rest on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 31, 1908, in Caney, she was the daughter of the late Tony and Ida Dannenmueller Gosche. She and Matthew Pobst were married April 23, 1929; he died in 1962...
Russell Lee Jones (04/18/05)
NEW MADRID - Russell Lee Jones, 54, died April 15, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1950, in New Madrid to the late William Richard "Sam" and Eva Mae Langley Jones. On Aug. 16, 1972, in Elizabethtown, Va., he married Theresa Marlene Simmons who survives of the home...
Keith Day (04/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Keith Day, 80, died April 20, 2005, at his rural Sikeston home. Born Feb. 14, 1925, in Bloomfield, to the late Frank H. and Lela L. Neal Day, he was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. A graduate of Brosley High School, he attended Southeast Missouri State University for two years then joined the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a self-...
J.M. Patton (04/22/05)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for J.M. Patton, 75, who died April 19, 2005, were: Leo Smith, Don Smith, Fred Nichols, Colby Denson, Clinton Lawrence, Clayton Knight and Brandon Knight...
Stella Graviett (04/22/05)
ORAN - Stella B. Graviett, 79, died April 22, 2005, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Oran is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Bobbie Ford (04/22/05)
DEXTER -- Bobbie Dean Ford, 62, died at 4:10 a.m. April 21, 2005, at Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 17, 1942, in Scott County, son of the late William Clyde and Cecil Geraldine Salyers Ford, he was an auto body repairman and of the Baptist belief...
Van Kilmer (04/22/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Van Harris Kilmer, 65, who died April 19, 2005, were: Charles Parrish, A.J. Nugent, Ike Watkins, Sherm Smith, Don May and Doug Temples.
James Lewis Sr. (04/22/05)
SIKESTON - James Albert Lewis Sr., 64, died April 20, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 9, 1940, in Black Oak, Ark., to the late George Albert and Lena Maude Washburn Lewis, he was of the Assembly of God belief. He was a concrete contractor, working for Cowan Construction and later self-employed until his retirement...
Joyce Halley (04/22/05)
MORLEY -- Joyce Ann Halley, 67, died April 21, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 12, 1937, in Wheatley, Ky., daughter of the late Marvin Edward and Georgia Derriel Fitzgerald Joslin, she was of the Catholic belief and had worked as an admissions clerk for various hospitals in Florida and Missouri before retiring...
Norman LeGrand (04/22/05)
ORAN -- Norman "Lu Lu" LeGrand, 79, died April 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Sunday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran with parish prayers at 7 p.m. and Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:15 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran...