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Obituaries from May 2005

Nadine Haley (05/31/05)
ANNISTON -- Nadine Self Haley, 80, died at 7:30 p.m. May 30, 2005, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Rose Terrill (05/04/05)
BERNIE -- Rosie Terrill, 57, died May 2, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 3, 1948, in Robstown, Texas, daughter of the late Miquel and Louise Reyes Trevino, she had been a resident of Parma for 20 years before moving to Bernie where she was a member of the Church of Christ...
Lorene Aslin (05/04/05)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Lorene Aslin, 90, died April 25, 2005, in Tucson. Born Jan. 23, 1915, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Benjamin and Zella Whitledge Moore, she had spent most of her life in Bloomfield but had been a resident of Tucson the past few years. A member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, she was a 50-year member of the Bloomfield Order of Eastern Star Chapter 385...
Claudine Hensley (05/04/05)
SIKESTON - Claudine Hensley, 88, died at 7:12 p.m. May 3, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Virginia Battles (05/04/05)
BERNIE -- Virginia Battles, 82, died May 2, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 21, 1923, in Bernie, daughter of the late Albert Sidney and Anna Mae Smith Johnson Sr., she was a former employee of the Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie and had previously worked at Brown Shoe Co. and Elder Manufacturing Co. She was also a member of the Bernie Christian Church...
Alberta Hayes (05/04/05)
DUDLEY -- Alberta Mae Hayes, 83, died May 2, 2005, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 17, 1921, in Broseley, daughter of the late Charles Clinton and Lavena Ray Nation Thomas, she had lived in Dudley most of her life and was a member of the Dudley Community Church...
Curtis Walden (05/04/05)
SIKESTON - Curtis Bernard Walden, 46, died at 11:20 p.m. May 1, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. He was born Jan. 1, 1959, in Woodland, N.C., to Mary Walden of Woodlawn and the late Preston Walden. On Sept. 15, 1989, in Sikeston, he married Wanda Robinson, who survives...
Dorothy James (05/04/05)
SIKESTON - Dorothy Evelyn James, 75, died April 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 17, 1929, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Walter Fisher and Alzadie Haglar Moore, she was the valedictorian of the Riverview High School at Hickman, Ky., and attended Kentucky State University earning a Bachelor of Science in vocational home economics in 1952. ...
Peggy Kearns (05/03/05)
ERIN, Tenn. - Peggy Jean Kearns, 63, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 30, 2005, at her home in Erin. Born Sept. 9, 1941, in LaValle, Mo., she was the daughter of Oscar and Varnell Outlaw Oswalt of Erin. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her aunt, Erma K. Pfeffer of Lilbourn; her cousin, Martha Bell of Sikeston; and family friend, R.T. Hudson of Erin...
Woodroe Norman (05/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Woodroe W. Norman, 64, died at 11:45 p.m. May 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 11, 1941, in the Dogwood Community near East Prairie, son of the late James Edward and Elsie Marie Burns Norman, he was a retired box contractor and had lived in Immokalee, Fla., for 32 years. For the past few years he and his wife, "the tomato lady," offered a produce stand in Sikeston. He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Nora McCain (05/03/05)
BERNIE - Nora Geraldine McCain, 64, died May 2, 2005, at her rural Bernie residence. Born July 4, 1940, at Minimum, to Ora Nora Wilson King of Mesquite, Texas, and the late Clarence Herbert King, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Malden and was a homemaker...
M. Dale Taylor (05/03/05)
SALESVILLE, Ark. -- M. Dale Taylor, 53, died May 1, 2005, at The Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born Oct. 12, 1951, in Puxico, Mo., son of Milburn Taylor and the late Alma Eva Lentz Taylor, he had lived most of his life in Puxico until moving to Salesville seven years ago. A member of the Church of Christ in Norfork, he was a driver for Schnider Trucking of Greenbay, Wis...
Robert Blankenship (05/03/05)
DEXTER -- Robert Warren Blankenship, 79, died May 2, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 8, 1925, in Dexter, son of the late Dale and Myrtle Minton Blankenship, he was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was active in the banking business. ...
Deborah Robey (05/03/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Deborah Sue Robey, 25, died May 2, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 8, 1979, in Dexter to Herman Pullum of Bloomfield and Connie Pruett of Essex, she was a resident of the Essex and Bloomfield area all her life...
Polly Smith (05/03/05)
SIKESTON - Polly Lou Smith, 62, died at 10:50 a.m. May 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 6, 1943, in Sikeston to the late Louise Gestring, she was a housewife and of the Christian faith. On June 25, 1960, in Sikeston she married Alex Smith Jr., who preceded her in death on April 11, 1986...
Amy Barnes (05/03/05)
DEXTER -- Amy Barnes died May 1, 2005, at her home in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Virginia Battles (05/03/05)
BERNIE -- Virginia Battles, 82, died May 2, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Bill Coleson (05/02/05)
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Billy Joe Coleson, 66, died April 30, 2005, at the Columbus Hospice House. Born May 13, 1938, in Mounds, Ill., son of the late Lloyd E. Coleson and Ruby Bell Harp Coleson Rogers, he was a member of the Temple Baptist Church. He served with the U.S. ...
Bessie R. Welch (05/02/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Bessie R. Welch, 75, died April 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 22, 1929, in Caruthersville to the late James and Myrtle Doster Sides, she was employed by the Brown Shoe Co. and as a cook for many years prior to her retirement. She was a Boy Scout leader and a member of the Temple Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School...
Woodroe Norman (05/02/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Woodroe W. Norman, 64, died at 11:45 p.m. May 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Peggy Kearns (05/02/05)
ERIN, Tenn. -- Peggy Kearns, 62, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 30, 2005, at her home in Erin. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Helen Marks (05/01/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Helen Marks, 78, died at 3:03 a.m. April 29, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 9, 1926, at East Prairie, daughter of the late George W. and Berdie Bright Whitlock, she had lived all of her life in East Prairie, where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Elnora Sawyer (05/05/05)
DEXTER -- Elnora Elaine Sawyer, 81, died May 3, 2005, at Malden Nursing and Rehab in Malden. Born March 1, 1924, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Hugh and Sadie Allen Hester, she had lived in Caruthersville until 1955 when she moved to Dexter...
Linda Maxey (05/05/05)
TEXARKANA, Texas - Linda L. Maxey, 59, died on May 2, 2005, in Matthews, Mo. Born Dec. 22, 1945, in Perryton, Texas, she was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Texarkana and Matthews First Christian Church in Matthews. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Sweet Adelines, a National Womens' Chorus Group...
Amy Barnes (05/05/05)
DEXTER - Amy Barnes, 91, died May 1, 2005, at her home in Dexter. Born April 27, 1914, in Quitman, Ark., to the late Charles and Amy Ann Dawson, she had lived in Sikeston until 1979 when she moved to Dexter. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church...
Sada Upchurch (05/05/05)
IRONTON -- Sada Josephine Upchurch, 90, died May 3, 2005, at The Baptist Home in Ironton. Born Feb. 21, 1915, at Dudley, daughter of the late Oscar and Sada Nanney Upchurch, she lived near Lutesville most her life, moving to Ironton in 1981. In 1988, she moved to The Baptist Home in Ironton. She was a member of the Glen Allen Baptist Church...
Mike Dumey (05/05/05)
RANDLES -- Frank "Mike" Dumey, 94, died May 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Rosie Terrill (05/05/05)
BERNIE -- Rosie Terrill, 57, died May 2, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 3, 1948, in Robstown, Texas, daughter of the late Miquel and Louise Reyes Trevino, she had been a resident of Parma for 20 years before moving to Bernie where she was a member of the Church of Christ...
M. Dale Taylor (05/05/05)
PUXICO-- Pallbearers at services held Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for M. Dale Taylor, 53, who died May 1, 2005, were: David Holloway, Harold Tanner, Les Hemby, Dennis Keith, Kenneth Lambert and Terry Montgomery.
Paul Hodges (05/05/05)
DEXTER - Paul Hodges, 79, died May 2, 2005, at the St. Anthony's Medical Center at St. Louis. Born Oct. 26, 1925, at Parma to the late Arthur Bell and Martha Susan Driskol Hodges Sr., he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter and a former welder for General Motors in St. Louis...
Harold Mason (05/05/05)
LONDON, Ark. -- Harold Dean Mason, 60, died April 24, 2005, on Ashworth Mountain. Born Aug. 17, 1944, in Dover, son of the late Mart and Hattie Anderson Mason, he was a farmer and attended Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Donna Glueck of Dexter, Mo., and Diana and William Holmes of Russellville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Preston and Allanna Mason of Archie, Mo., Randall and Criscina Mason of Garden City, Mo., and Lindel Mason of Dexter; two sisters, Carol Mason and Mildred Mason; three brothers, Carl Mason, Garry Mason and General Mason; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.. ...
Minnie Taylor (05/05/05)
INDIO, Calif. -- Minnie Lee Taylor, 71, died April 22, 2005, at Indio. Born Feb. 16, 1934, in Walls, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Louise Jackson Taylor. Survivors include: one daughter, Myra Preyer of Portageville, Mo.; one son, Richard Morgan of Portageville; one brother, Richard Taylor of California; one sister, Annie Frazier of Indio; and 13 grandchildren and 15 great-...
Claudine Hensley (05/05/05)
SIKESTON -- Claudine B. Hensley, 88, died at 7:12 p.m. May 3, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 12, 1916, in Sikeston to the late George W. and Eva Sadler Hensley Sr., she had been a shoe stitcher for 35 years with the International Shoe Co., retiring in 1975. She was a charter member of the Fellowship Baptist Church...
Jewel Phegley (05/06/05)
DEXTER -- Jewel Alvin Phegley, 78, died May 5, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born June 4, 1926, in Vanduser, son of the late Albert Manning and Addie Mary Vaillant Phegley, he had served in the Army from 1945 to 1965 and moved to Dexter in 1973. ...
Billy Oakley (05/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Billy Ray Oakley, 72, died at 10:04 p.m. May 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bill King (05/06/05)
PUXICO -- W.W. "Bill" King, 79, died May 5, 2005, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Dec. 15, 1925, in Clarkton, son of the late William G. and Hazel Leona Phelps, he had lived most of his life in Puxico where he was a member of the Brown General Baptist Church and the Puxico Masonic Lodge AF&AM. ...
Jimmy Cheatham (05/06/05)
NEW MADRID - Capt. Jimmy D. Cheatham, 63, died May 5, 2005, in Sikeston. Born Jan. 22, 1942, in New Madrid, son of Ruby May Woods of Caruthersville and the late James Robert Cheatham, he served 43 years in the towing/barge industry including 36 years as a pilot and captain on the western rivers. In 1962 he began his career with the American Commercial Barge Line and he was currently employed under the flag of Excel on the motor vessel River Eagle...
Alberta Hayes (05/06/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Alberta Mae Hayes, 83, who died May 2, 2005, were: Bill Abbott, Bill Powell, Bill Kostecaki, Bobby Ward, Bruce Holbert and Gary Vancil.
Rosie Terrill (05/06/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Rosie Terrill, 57, who died May 2, 2005, were: Randy Cravens, Don Prunty, Lee Cobb, Jamey Brown, Kenneth Durham and Jimmy Shafer.
Juanita Davidson (05/06/05)
BROOKLAND, Ark. -- Juanita Roslee Davidson, 75, died May 4, 2005, at St. Bernard Regional Medical Center-Jonesboro. Born Feb. 27, 1930, in Piggott, she was the daughter of the late William Elmo and Belle Dickerson Day. On Dec. 21, 1946, in Piggott, she married Thomas Davidson who preceded her in death...
Mike Dumey (05/06/05)
RANDLES - Frank "Mike" Dumey, 94, died May 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 8, 1911, in Kelso to the late Leo and Louise Enderle Dumey, he was employed in farming in the Kelso, Rockview and Delta areas most of his life. A member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church, he was a member of the St. Ambrose Men's Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family...
Sandra Berry (05/06/05)
WYATT - Sandra Kay Berry, 50, died at 12:40 p.m. May 5, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 1, 1955, in Wyatt to the late Jim and Martha M. Housman Coker, she lived most of her life in Wyatt, where she was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church. She was formerly employed at the East Prairie Nursing Center as activities director...
Alger Stephenson (05/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Alger K. Stephenson, 88, died May 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of the late Reno G. and Gertrude Calhoun Stephenson, he was a master chief gunner's mate, U.S. Navy, retired. He served during both World War II and the Korean War and was then a traffic signal technician in Sacramento, Calif., for five years before retiring...
James Wiley Jr. (05/13/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James N. Wiley Jr., 72, died May 11, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 15, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, to the late James and Eugie Kinder Wiley Sr., he was employed by Missouri Utilities as a supervisor. He was a musician for many years with the Jim Wiley and the Rebels Band and The Country Gentlemen Band that played monthly at The Lutheran Home and the Veterans Home. He was also a member and musician at Bethany Baptist Church for several years...
Theresa Calvin (05/12/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted for Theresa E. Calvin, 45, who died May 7, 2005, were: Rick Watson, Rob Watson, Kevin Calvin, Donnie Johnson, Tony Proffer and David Whitten. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Clifton Haney Jr. (05/12/05)
HOWARDVILLE -- Visitation for Clifton Haney Jr., 53, who died May 7, 2005, will be from noon Saturday until time for services at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Portageville. The Rev. Kirk Dunnaviant will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mason Cemetery at Point Pleasant...
Bea Depro (05/12/05)
MATTHEWS -- Beatrice "Bea" Depro, 85, died at 11:45 p.m. May 11, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Jan. 26, 1920, in Matthews, daughter of the late Clarence and Ruth Hill Critchlow, she was a school teacher and taught third grade in Matthews. A charter member of the First Christian Church in Matthews, she was also a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship...
Dorothy Walker (05/12/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for noon Saturday at the Rhema Word Breakthrough International Ministries in Cape Girardeau for Dorothy Walker, 54, who died May 8, 2005, will be: Ricky Hardiman, Don Hardiman, Chris Hardiman, Eric Hardiman, Harrison Hardiman, Willie Jones, Lee Allen Jones, Marco McCauley, Thomas White, Warren Eanes, Ervin Ward and Christian Harris...
Freda Menley (05/12/05)
CHAFFEE - Freda Marie Menley, 77, died at 2:45 a.m. May 11, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 4, 1927, in Bloomfield to the late Charles Albert Patton and Valley Odessa Lincoln, she was a homemaker. On Nov. 26, 1945, she married Joe Menley, who survives of Chaffee...
Jeffrey Pippins (05/12/05)
BERNIE - Jeffrey Lynn Pippins, 45, died May 11, 2005, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 24, 1960, at St. Charles, Ill., son of Verlean Marie Craft Pippins of the home and the late Arthur Alta Pippins, he had served in the U.S. Army, was a construction worker and had attended the First Pentecostal Church of Bernie...
Mildred Simpson (05/12/05)
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Mildred Lynn Simpson died May 8, 2005, in The Commons at Brightmore. Born in Blodgett, Mo., June 15, 1921, the daughter of the late Denton Richard and Nora Hensley Lynn, she was a member of Temple Baptist Church for over 40 years and taught Sunday school for 25 years. She was a buyer for Belk-...
Leon Moore (05/13/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Leon Moore, 63, died May 13, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday.
Lee Larsen (05/13/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Lee R. Larsen, 58, died May 12, 2005, at his home in rural Bloomfield. Born Sept. 20, 1946, in Bloomfield, son of Ruth Allstun Larsen of Bloomfield and the late Norvel Larsen, he had lived in Texas where he worked as a welder but had been a resident of Bloomfield since 1985. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Imogene Ort (05/13/05)
ST. FRANCIS, Ark. -- Imogene Ort, 83, died May 12, at her home. Born to the late Owen Ray and Mary Cox Stewart, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Her husband, Edward Ort, survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jual Ort of St. Francis and Donny and Debbie Ort of Sikeston, Mo.; two sisters, Lorene Edwards and Verna Lee Gibson of Piggott, Ark.; one brother, Finis Stewart of Florida; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Larry Drake (05/13/05)
CANALOU -- Larry Lynn Drake, 53, died May 12, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bennie Buchanan (05/20/05)
DEXTER -- Bennie Buchanan, 69, died May 19, 2005, at the Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. Born Aug. 4, 1935, in Dexter, son of the late Collis and Eva J. Jackson Buchanan, he had lived in Dexter most of his life and was an owner/operator of a trucking company. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge in Bernie...
Ramona Gee (05/20/05)
DEXTER - Ramona Lorraine Gee, 70, died May 18, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 9, 1934, in Bernie to the late Raymond and Loura Tanner Hohlt, she had lived in St. Louis for many years moving to Dexter three years ago. She worked as a waitress at several bowling alleys in the St. Louis area before retiring and was a member of the Church of Christ in Bernie...
Wilma Smith (05/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Wilma I. Smith, 78, died at 7:44 a.m. May 19, 2005, at her home. Born Jan. 13, 1927, in Canalou, daughter of the late John D. and Crissie Shoulders Barnes, she was a housewife and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. On May 18, 1946, in Canalou, she married B.J. "Jack" Smith who preceded her in death on June 24, 1998...
James Caldwell (05/20/05)
SIKESTON - James Edward Caldwell, 65, died May 19, 2005, at his home in Sikeston. Born May 22, 1939, in Carrol County, Miss., to the late James Paul and Thelma Caldwell, he was a maintenance technician prior to his retirement. Survivors include: three daughters, Dorothy Lynn Turner of Morehouse, Darline LePage of Sikeston and Donna Coram of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Jerry Paul Caldwell of the state of Mississippi; one sister, Mayme Ruth Balage of the state of Mississippi; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Hubert Hill (05/20/05)
MOREHOUSE - Hubert Hill, 87, died May 20, 2005. Born Feb. 4, 1918, in Wardell, he was a janitor for Morehouse schools until his retirement. On Dec. 11, 1956, he married Margaret Elliott Hill who survives of the home. Also surviving are: two sons, Ricky Hill of Essex and Ted Elliott of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Alleen Eaker and Liz McNew of Morehouse; and 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren...
Thelma Biggs (05/20/05)
DEXTER - Thelma Biggs, 90, died May 18, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Nov. 27, 1914, in Remmington, Ind., to the late Michael and Martha Pixley Feeler, she had lived in Memphis and Salem, Ind., all of her life, moving to Dexter five months ago. She was a member of the Memphis General Baptist Church in Memphis, Ind...
Bobby Burks (05/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Bobby Franklin Burks, 62, formerly of Portageville, died May 20, 2005, at his home in Sikeston. Born June 21, 1943, in Holland, son of the late Louise Kinnison and William "B.F." Burks, he was employed in the sheet metal industry. Survivors include: two sons, Bobby Lynn Burks of Portageville and Shawn Christopher Burks of Troy; one daughter, Angela Randla of Collinsville, Ill.; three brothers, Damon Burks and Wyane Burks of Bloomfield and Joe Burks of Bridgeman, Mich.; one sister, Mary Morefield of Sikeston; and 14 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Susie Duckworth (05/24/05)
DEXTER -- Verna Susie Duckworth, 86, died May 23, 2005, at Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Aug. 27, 1918, in Bernie, daughter of the late Harvey "Lum" and Ester Markham Escue, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and a homemaker...
Benny Buchanan (05/24/05)
DEXTER -- Visitation for Benny Buchanan, 69, who died May 19, 2005, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Dale Shoup of Joplin will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery at Bernie...
Charlie Rudisill (05/24/05)
ORAN -- Charles Edward "Charlie" Rudisill, 62, died at 10:20 p.m. May 20, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 5, 1943, in Miner, to the late Rev. Ralph and Agnes Mae Warren Rudisill, he was parts manager for 34.5 years for Big Red's Auto Salvage and attended Heartland Harvest Church of God of Prophecy near Blodgett...
Jim Buckles (05/24/05)
ARVADA, Colo. - James "Jim" G. Buckles, 72, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 9, 2005, at St. Anthony Central in Denver. Born Jan. 24, 1933, in Sikeston, son of the late Eugene and Irene Buckles, he was a 1951 graduate of Sikeston High School. He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953, and was stationed in Fort Riley, Kan...
Gaines D. Witty (05/24/05)
RIDGECREST, Calif. -- Gaines D. Witty passed away quietly at his home with his loved ones gathered around him on May 12, 2005. He was 58 years old. Gaines grew up in East Prairie, Mo., where he graduated from East Prairie High School in 1965. He attended Southern Illinois University where he earned an associate's degree in machine tool technology. ...
Patsy Kennedy (05/25/05)
WHITEWATER - Patsy Lou Kennedy, 71, died at 12:32 a.m. May 24, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 5, 1934, in Delta, daughter of the late Tessie Beatrice McClain and William Roy Taylor, she was a seamstress at Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Arbor...
Burl Hooker (05/24/05)
CHAFFEE -- Lawrence Burl Hooker, 77, died May 22, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 1, 1928, in Chaffee, son of the late Lawrence Vylie and Hattie Viola Thomas Hooker, he retired as a brakeman and conductor for Frisco Railroad, later Burlington Northern Railway, in Chaffee, where he worked from 1950...
Nicole Stewart (05/18/05)
SIKESTON -- Nicole Stewart, 28, died May 17, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1976, in Sikeston, daughter of Lonnie Stewart of Sikeston and the late Phyllis Dockins Stewart, she was employed by the City of Sikeston in the tax collection office...
Leah McCollum (05/18/05)
JACKSON -- Leah Virginia McCollum, 92, formerly of Bloomfield, died May 16, 2005, at Jackson. Born March 14, 1913, at Clines Island, daughter of the late Marion and Lizzie Robey Curd, she was a member of the Beech Grove General Baptist Church. On Sept. 13, 1930, she married Winzel "Jack" McCollum who preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1976...
Wanda Dillon (05/18/05)
PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Wanda Louetta Dillon, 71, died at her residence May 16, 2005. Born in Morehouse, Mo., she retired to Florida in 2003 from Cape Girardeau, Mo. A life-long resident of Sikeston, she was employed by the Private Industry Council where she retired after 18 years of service...
Mary Flaker (05/18/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary D. Flaker, 82, died May 16, 2005, at Lenoir Retirement Community in Columbia. Born May 21, 1922, in Salem, daughter of the late James E. and Susan Foust Cook, she had been a secretary for a business machines retailer and had worked at Remington Rand in St. Louis. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women...
Lee Channell (05/18/05)
DONIPHAN -- Lee Channell, 81, died May 16, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 15, 1924, in Hickman County, Ky., son of the late Clyde and Maggie Tucker Channell, he was a heavy equipment operator for Stagner Equipment Co. before retiring. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II...
Ray Hatton (05/18/05)
ANNISTON -- Ray Hatton, 65, died at 9:10 p.m. May 16, 2005, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. Born June 15, 1939, to the late James "Nig" and Mildred Husk, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Magdline Roberts (05/26/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Magdline Mary Roberts, 80, died May 24, 2005, at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 26, 1924, in Collinwood, Tenn., daughter of the late Charlie and Ella Fraley Bryant, she was a former resident of Bloomfield but had lived in St. Louis for the past 12 years. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Nina Gunter (05/26/05)
VANDUSER - Nina V. Gunter, 96, died May 26, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Oran.
James Stoker (05/26/05)
DEXTER -- James Stoker, 73, died May 25, 2005, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Feb. 7, 1932, in rural Dexter, son of the late Lester and Mildred Hugdens Stoker, he was a former mechanic with Allen Christian Buick in Dexter. A veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War, he was a member of the Mt. Gilead (Hills) General Baptist Church near Bloomfield...
John McGill (05/26/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - John McGill, 58, died at 12:40 a.m. May 26, 2005, at his son's residence in East Prairie. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Lavina Wilkinson (05/26/05)
ORAN - Lavina Wilkinson, 86, died May 25, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Oran.
Robert Bean (05/10/05)
RISCO - Robert Lee Bean, 78, died May 8, 2005, at his residence in Risco. Born Sept. 19, 1926, in Conway, Ark., to the late Edward and Hattie Hendrick Bean, he was self-employed as a welder. On Feb. 10, 1951, at Piggott, Ark., he married Dorothy Alexander, who survives...
Bill King (05/10/05)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for W.W. "Bill" King, 79, who died May 5, 2005, were: Chad King, Todd Corwin, Jamie Corwin, Cory King and Eric Weinkien. Honorary pallbearers were: Jerry and Larry Cookson and David, Danny and Doug Holloway...
Davonte Handy (05/31/05)
DEXTER - Davonte Lafonse Handy, four-month-old son of Ben Handy and Dara Vaughn of Dexter, died May 26, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He was born Dec. 31, 2004, in Poplar Bluff. Surviving in addition to his parents are: one brother, Damian Handy of Dexter; maternal grandfather, Larry Vaughn of Bloomfield; maternal grandmother, Linda Vaughn of Dexter; and maternal great-grandmother, Christine Schacherbaur of Dexter...
Willa Dodds (05/31/05)
SIKESTON - Willia Mae Dodds, 62, died at 6:23 p.m. May 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 2, 1943, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Joe and Mary Allen Dodds, she was an optician at the Wal-Mart Vision Center and had lived in Sikeston most of her life...
James Urhahn (05/29/05)
BENTON - James Eugene Uhrhan, 59, died May 27, 2005, at the Jackson Manor in Jackson. Born July 21, 1945, at Cape Girardeau, to the late Albert "Junior" and Evelyn Blankenship Uhrhan, he was mechanic at Inman Freight and a custodian for Wetterau Foods Inc. in Scott City. He was a former member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Scott City...
Marie Emerson Hahn (05/29/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Marie Emerson Hahn, 88, died May 23, 2005, at Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 3, 1916, at Cedar Hill, daughter of the late Frederick Wilhelm Gottlieb "Bill" and Mary Elizabeth Dieckmann Reinemer, she was a school teacher for Hillsboro schools and a member of the First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau. She was also a member of Viburnum Garden Club, O.E.S. Cape Rock Chapter No. 60, WMU at the First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau and Cape Republican Women...
Joe Kneezle (05/31/05)
BENTON - Donald "Joe" Kneezle, 55, died at 7:35 p.m. May 28, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 29, 1949, in Benton to the late Leslie Roy Kneezle and Monzella Mary Griffaw, he was employed as an auto body painter and was a member of the Unity Baptist Church at Benton...
Jerry R. Smith (05/31/05)
SIKESTON - Jerry R. Smith, 66, died at 5 a.m. May 26, 2005, at his home. Born April 21, 1939 in Oran, son of the late McGoy and Louise Abernathy Smith, he was of the Baptist belief and was the founder of Century 21 Real Estate Co. in Sikeston. A member of the Elks Lodge 2319 for 30 years, he was a past officer and member of Eagles Arie 3319 and the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114...
Virginia Black (05/31/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Virginia Black, 74, who died May 26, 2005, were: Blake Duckworth, Kyle Galloway, Brandon Wooley, Cody Levart, Boyce Wooley and Steve Leinenbach.
Mable Zook (05/29/05)
SIKESTON - Mable Joyce Zook, 48, died May 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Sept. 28, 1956, in Coldwater, Miss., daughter of Raymond Ross of Mississippi state and Myrtle Bowman of East Prairie. On April 12, 1996, she married Lee Zook, who survives of the home...
John McGill (05/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - John E. McGill, 58, died at 12:40 a.m. May 26, 2005, at his son's home in East Prairie. Born Sept. 22, 1946, in Charleston, son of the late James Harrison and Fay Eva Weems McGill, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he attended the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Virginia Black (05/27/05)
ESSEX - Virginia Black, 74, died May 26, 2005, of injuries received in an automobile accident, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 17, 1930, in Jerusalem, Ark., daughter of the late Harlan and Mary Rachel Adams Hillis, she was a homemaker and had lived all her life in Essex where she graduated as valedictorian from the Essex High School and was a member of the Harvest Assembly of God Church...
Billy Blue (05/31/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- William Dale "Billy" Blue, 57, died May 29, 2005, at Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born June 12, 1947, in Lorain, Ohio, to William O. "Shorty" Blue of New Madrid and the late Wilma Lee Allen Blue, he worked at Noranda Aluminum for over 35 years and was a member of the New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4206...
China Williamson (05/31/05)
ESSEX - China Williamson, 84, died May 29, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Feb. 18, 1921, in the state of Arkansas to the late Harvey and Eula Mae Howell Crews, she had lived most of her life in Essex where she was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Pauline Cook (05/27/05)
FLORENCE, Ky. - Pauline J. Thomas Cook, 91, died at 12: 55 p.m. May 20, 2005, at the Florence Park Care Center. Born Jan. 6, 1914, at Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late John and Ruby McGee Williams, she was a seamstress for a department store. She married Donald Cook who preceded her in death and Glen Thomas who also preceded her in death...
Nina Gunter (05/27/05)
VANDUSER -- Nina Velma Gunter, 96, died at 4 a.m. May 26, 2005, at a family home in Vanduser. Born Dec. 8, 1908, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late William Edwin and Daisey Dean Hendricks Graviett, she was a homemaker and had lived in Vanduser since 1972, coming from St. Charles. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vanduser...
Will Williams Jr. (05/27/05)
LILBOURN -- Will Henry Williams Jr., 106, died May 22, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. Born Oct. 20, 1898, in Lake Carmen, Miss., he was a resident of Missouri for over 50 years and a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Benny Buchanan (05/27/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Benny Buchanan, 69, who died May 19, 2005, were: Melvin Hoopingarner, Bill Sadusky, Alan Robinson, Robert Summers, Mark Stutts and Mike Kitrel.
Lavina Wilkinson (05/27/05)
ORAN -- Lavina Wilkinson, 86, died at 9:50 p.m. May 25, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1919, in Kaiser, Ark., daughter of the late LeRoy and Lettie Wilkins Buell, she was a homemaker and member of the Morley Baptist Church...
Sharon Parker (05/16/05)
NEW MADRID -- Sharon Elizabeth Parker, 55, died May 13, 2005, at her home in New Madrid. Born Feb. 9, 1950, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Clarence O. and Norma N. Watson Lyons, she was a member of the New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4206. On Sept. 26, 1981, in Marston, she married Thomas A. Parker, who preceded her in death on May 14, 2001...
Ruth Ishmael (05/16/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ruth Nall Ishmael, 76, died at 10:36 p.m. May 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 10, 1928, at East Prairie, to the late William N. and Inez A. Bippus Nall, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Church of Christ...
Nathanel Lewis (05/16/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Nathanel Al Lewis, the pastor of the First Oneness Pentecostal Church of Morehouse, died May 13, 2005, at the High Point Regional Medical Center in High Point, N.C., while visiting his son and family. Born April 20, 1922, in Lilbourn. He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn Kerr Lewis of 56 years; three sons and their spouses, Jackie Lewis of Campbell, Maxwell Lewis of Bernie and Lark D. ...
Anna S. Hadley (05/16/05)
SCOTT CITY - Anna Sivilla Hadley, 88, died at 10:50 a.m. May 14, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 10, 1917, in Kelso to the late Joseph and Ida Halter Glueck, she was a homemaker and had resided in Dexter for the past four years. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City...
Larry Drake (05/16/05)
CANALOU - Larry Lynn Drake, 53, died at 5:14 p.m. May 12, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 30, 1951, at Canalou, son of the late Grover D. and Iris Blankinship Drake, he lived most of his life in Canalou. He was an independent truck driver and a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army...
Frances Harris (05/16/05)
ORAN - Frances A. Harris, 83, died May 16, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Oran.
Barbara Johnston (05/16/05)
STE. GENEVIEVE - Barbara E. Johnston, 84, formerly of Dexter, died May 13, 2005, in the Ste. Genevieve Hospital. Born Oct. 15, 1920, at Essex, daughter of the late Ollie Pruitt and Lela Kamplain Pruitt, she was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter and a former bookkeeper for Stovall Clothing in Dexter. She had lived in Ste. Genevieve for the last two years...
Leah McCollum (05/16/05)
JACKSON - Leah McCollum, 92, formerly of Bloomfield, died May 16, 2005, at Jackson. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Rase Channell (05/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Rase L. Channell, 81, died May 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Theresa Ochap (05/17/05)
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Theresa Jean Ochap, 44, died May 15, 2005, in Dexter, Mo. Born July 31, 1960, in Dexter, daughter of the late William and Juanita Barnes Smith, she had lived in Chicago for several years and then moved to Fort Myers 20 years ago. She had been a waitress until she retired due to health problems...
Ray Hatton (05/17/05)
ANNISTON -- Ray Hatton, 65, died at 9:01 p.m. May 16, 2005, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Nicole Stewart (05/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Nicole Stewart, 28, died May 17, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Joyce Morrow (05/17/05)
SCOTT CITY - Joyce Bostick Morrow, 76, died May 16, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 8, 1928, in Golden, Miss., to the late Jack Bostick and Georgia Bostick Runions, she had lived in the Charleston area where she was a member of the Charleston Country Club, the Molly French Garden Club and the United Methodist Church. ...
Fances Harris (05/17/05)
ORAN -- Frances E. Harris, 83, died at 12:20 a.m. May 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1921, in Donelson, Tenn., daughter of the late John Minor Anderson and Nellie Ann Smith, she was a retired home economics teacher, having taught at Matthews, Oran and Kelly schools. A graduate of Berry College in Berry, Ga., she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran...
Betty Brewer (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Betty Sue Brewer, 73, died May 9, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 29, 1931, in Wayne County, Tenn., she was a retired cashier for the Brewer Grocery Store and was a member of the Harbor Lights Christian Center in Sikeston...
Dorothy Walker (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Ann Walker, 54, died May 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 26, 1950, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Leonard and Mattie Jones Jackson, she was a 1968 graduate of Sikeston Public Schools and a member of the West End Missionary Baptist Church for over 20 years. In 1998, she co-founded Rhema Word Breakthrough International Ministries and worked as a personal assistant and corresponding secretary...
Clifton Haney Jr. (05/11/05)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Clifton Haney Jr., 53, formerly of Howardville, Mo., died May 7, 2005, at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Born March 10, 1952, in Portageville, Mo., son of Josephine Hamer Haney of Howardville and the late Clifton Haney Sr., he graduated from Lilbourn High School in 1971 and moved to Indiana in 1973. He retired from Troy Laundry and was of the Catholic belief...
Elois Floyd (05/11/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Elois Floyd, 58, died May 9, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 4, 1946, in Flint, Mich., daughter of Ovella Pope Peck of Fisk and the late Woodrow Peck, she had been a resident of Malden, Dexter and Fisk for many years. She lived in Fenton for five years before moving to Cape Girardeau a year ago. She was a member of the Calvary General Baptist Church in Dupo, Ill...
Keith Day (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Interment services for Marion Keith Day, 80, who died April 20, 2005, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield. Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.
Bobby Burks (05/23/05)
SIKESTON -- Bobby Franklin Burks, 62, formerly of Portageville, died May 20, 2005, at his home in Sikeston. Born June 21, 1943, in Holland, son of the late Louise Kinnison and William "B.F." Burks, he was employed in the sheet metal industry. Survivors include: two sons, Bobby Lynn Burks of Portageville and Shawn Christopher Burks of Troy; one daughter, Angela Ranalla of Collinsville, Ind.; three brothers, Damon Burks and Wyane Burks of Bloomfield and Joe Burks of Bridge Port, Mich.; one sister, Mary Morefield of Sikeston; and 14 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Burl Hooker (05/23/05)
CHAFFEE - Burl Hooker, 76, died at 2:20 p.m. May 22, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Jessie M. Harris (05/23/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jessie M. Harris, 60, died May 22, 2005, at the Portageville Nursing Home. Born Jan. 16, 1945, in Durant, Miss., she was the daughter of Mary L. Jones and David R. Harris of Portageville. In addition to her parents, survivors include: two daughters, Beverly Harris of Chicago and Oliva Harris of New Madrid; one brother, David A. Harris of Chicago; three sisters, Barbara Johnson of Durant, Johnnie Mae Wood of Jackson, Miss., and Daisy Few of Chicago; and five grandchildren...
Ramona L. Gee (05/23/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Saturday under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter for Ramona L. Gee, 70, who died May 18, 2005, were: Jack Setser, Rick Beller, Jared Abelson, Adam Gordon, Shane Gee and T.J. Jinkerson...
Lola Holland (05/23/05)
MORLEY - Lola Mae Holland, 87, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at 11:05 a.m. at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 6, 1918, at Warm Springs, Ark., the daughter of T.N. and Lydia Davidson Hagar. She married Dude Holland on May 30, 1936, at Flatwoods, Mo. He preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1962...
Otis Black (05/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Otis Lawrence Black, 61, died at 3:37 a.m. May 22, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 4, 1943, in Molene, Ill., to the late Wilford Lee Black and Thelma Pauline Posey Black Simpkins, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County. He was a riverboat pilot for the American Commercial Barge Lines and was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Leon Moore (05/15/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Leon Harold Moore, 63, died May 13, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 3, 1941, in Bessville, son of the late Carl James and Ida Pearl Trentham Moore, he was of the Pentecostal belief. He worked as a truck driver and mechanic before retiring...
Corrine Purnell (05/15/05)
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Corrine G. Purnell, 85, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died May 9, 2005, in Georgia. Born Dec. 9, 1919, in Crenshaw, Miss., to the late Augustas and Fedo Burnett, she was a supervisor at the Host House Retirement Home in Charleston until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the Perry Chapel A.M.E. Church for over 50 years...
Kenith Rhoads (05/19/05)
TRUMANN, Ark. -- Kenith Rhoads, infant son of Ashley Carter and Kenith Rhoads of Trumann, died after birth May 16, 2005, at the Northeast Arkansas Medical Center in Jonesboro. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his maternal grandparents, Ron and Donna Carter of Trumann; and his paternal grandparents, Carl Rhoads of Trumann and Doris Rhoads of the state of Florida...
Vivertte Lee (05/19/05)
CHARLESTON -- Viverette Lee, 90, died at 7 a.m. May 14, 2005, in Englewood, Fla. Born Feb. 1, 1915, in Clinton, Ky., to the late Miles Thomas and Troy Viverette Lee, he had lived in Charleston his entire life where he was a landowner and retired farmer. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Edward Pansky (05/19/05)
SIKESTON -- Edward William Pansky, 79, died May 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1925, in Marine, Ill., son of the late Edward and Anna Pansky, he was employed as a purchasing agent by Galaxy Cablevision for 21 years. He served in the United States Coast Guard on overseas duty during World War II receiving an honorable discharge on April 9, 1946...
Vivertte Lee (05/15/05)
INGLEWOOD, Fla. -- Viverette Lee, 90, died at 7 a.m. May 14, 2005, in Inglewood. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo. ---- Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society Attn: Jeanne Rolwing 1306 State St...
Donald Plaskie (05/19/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Donald Leo Plaskie, 67, died May 17, 2005, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 4, 1937, at Bristol, Va., to the late John H. and Florence Willis Plaskie, he served in the U.S. Marines from Sept. 15, 1955, to June 28, 1956. A member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis, he had been a service station attendant in St. Louis after working for the C&O Railroad in Ohio...
Carmella Schleinger (05/19/05)
SCOTT CITY -- Camella Ann Schleinger, 65, died at 1:30 p.m. May 18, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 29, 1939, in Charter Oak, daughter of the late James F. and Essie Mae Hicks Brantley, she was a clerical worker for the Division of Family Services in Cape Girardeau. A member of the General Baptist Church in Scott City, she was a former Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader...
Nicole Stewart (05/19/05)
SIKESTON - Nicole Dawn Stewart, 28, died May 17, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1976, in Sikeston, daughter of Lonnie Stewart of Sikeston and the late Phyllis Dockins Stewart, she was employed by the City of Sikeston in the tax collection office...
Roy Bell (05/19/05)
CHAFFEE -- Roy Bell, 91, died May 18, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 14, 1913, in Chaffee, son of the late Nora Florence Redfern and William Franklin Bell, he was a retired line foreman for Missouri Utilities in Chaffee. ...
Wilma Smith (05/19/05)
SIKESTON -- Wilma Smith, 78, died at 7:28 a.m. May 19, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Lisa Shaw (05/19/05)
SIKESTON -- Lisa Gay Shaw, 43, died at 5 a.m. May 19, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Billy Ray Oakley (05/08/05)
SIKESTON - Billy Ray Oakley, 72, died at 10:04 p.m. May 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 26, 1933, in Hayti, son of the late Walter and Allie Ingould Oakley, he had been a route salesman for Tom's for 15 years and a for Hostess for 17 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church in Sikeston, and a member of the Full Gospel Business Men's Association...
Hubert Hill (05/22/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Hubert Hill, 87, died May 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 4, 1918, in Wardell, son of the late Joe and Addie Hill, he had resided in Wardell before moving to Morehouse in 1951. He was a former custodian of the Morehouse Schools. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Morehouse General Baptist Church and the American Legion...
Jimmy Cheatham (05/08/05)
NEW MADRID - Capt. Jimmy D. Cheatham, 63, died May 4, 2005, in Sikeston. Born Jan. 22, 1942, in New Madrid, son of Ruby May Woods of Caruthersville and the late James Robert Cheatham, he served 43 years in the towing/barge industry including 36 years as a pilot and captain on the western rivers. In 1962 he began his career with the American Commercial Barge Line and he was currently employed under the flag of Excel on the motor vessel River Eagle...
Kristina Parks (05/08/05)
SIKESTON - Kristina Michelle Parks, 10, died May 5, 2005, at the St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 10, 1994, at Poplar Bluff, daughter of Michelle Wilhite Weathers of Sikeston and Paul Allen Parks of Malden, she attended the Shady Grove State School in Poplar Bluff...
Elnora Sawyer (05/08/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Elnora E. Sawyer, 81, who died May 3, 2005, were: Glenn Henson, Dale Cahow, Ronnie Owens, Chad Owens, Keith Wyatt and Freddie Sawyer.
Donald Wondel Sr. (05/08/05)
PAINTON -- Donald Ray Wondel Sr., 63, died May 5, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 29, 1941, at Painton, son of the late Emory and Elizabeth Surface Wondel, he owned and operated Wondel Farms with his sons. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he attended Arbor General Baptist Church...
Theresa Calvin (05/08/05)
SIKESTON - Theresa Calvin, 45, died at 6:40 a.m. May 7, 2005, at her home in rural Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Deborah Robey (05/08/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Deborah Sue Robey, 25, who died May 2, 2005, were: Jimmie Hale, Brian Pruett, Tim Pruett, John Brown, Rondall Morgan and Kevin Pullum.
Wilbur Lee Witt (05/09/05)
GULFPORT, Miss. - Wilbur Lee Witt, 64, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died May 6, 2005, at Gulfport. Born Oct. 28, 1940, in Charleston, to the late Curtis and Mattie Witt, he served 30 years active duty in the United States Navy and 16 years with the Civil Service at the Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport. He was a member of Nugent United Methodist Church in Gulfport...
Theresa Calvin (05/09/05)
SIKESTON - Theresa Ellen Calvin, 45, died May 7, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Born March 25, 1960, in Norwalk, Calif., to Mildred Hinkle Proffer Elfrank of Advance and the late Everett Proffer, she was a children's evangelist and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston, where she was a former staff member and held various positions in the church. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in education...
Lovie Jones (05/09/05)
PARMA -- Lovie Lee Jones, 85, died May 3, 2005, at Farmington Hills, Mich. Born April 4, 1920, in Water Valley, Miss., daughter of the late Andy and Rosie Lee Williams Jones, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. On Dec. 11, 1938, she married James Brown Sr., who preceded her in death...
Jewel Phegley (05/09/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Jewel Alvin Phegley, 78, who died May 5, 2005, were: Richard Lee Phegley Jr., Scot Andrew Phegley, Brian Douglas Phegley, Michael Wayne Hawkins, Alvin Andrew Phegley and Derrell Chapman...
Amy Barnes (05/09/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Amy Barnes, 91, who died May 1, 2005, were: Bobby Barnes, Dallen Barnes, Bobby Bennett, Darrell Liggett, Robert Liggett, Kenneth Smith, Mike Smith, David Smith, Wayne Hyde and John Messelhoff...
Lois Myers (05/23/05)
BERNIE -- Lois Myers was born April 7, 1912, and died May 22, 2005, at the age of 93. She was the eldest child of Martha Miles Norman and James Henry Norman. Lois lived her whole life in Stoddard County until she entered the Malden Nursing Center in September 2002...
Lisa Shaw (05/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Lisa Gay Shaw, 43, died May 19, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Born April 25, 1962, in Portage, Wis., daughter of Donna Jean Kleist Shaw of the home in Sikeston and the late John Robert Shaw, she was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and had worked at the Burger King Restaurant on Malone Avenue in Sikeston...
Charles Rudisill (05/22/05)
ORAN -- Charles Rudisill, 62, died at 10:20 p.m. May 20, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Jeanne Burchfield (05/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Jeanne Burchfield, 76, died May 21, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Jeanne Burchfield (05/23/05)
SIKESTON -- Jeanne E. Burchfield, 76, died at 12:57 a.m. May 21, 2005, at her residence following an extended illness. Born Dec. 5, 1928, in St. Louis, to the late James L. and Ora Lee Morehead Maxwell, she was a housewife and homemaker. A graduate of Diehlstadt High School, she lived in the Los Angeles, Calif., area for 30 years. She moved to Sikeston in 1979, was a Prudential Insurance agent for 12 years and retired in 1991. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church...