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Obituaries from July 2005

James L. Chadd (07/18/05)
ST. PETERS - James L. Chadd, 64, died July 16, 2005, at his residence in St. Peters. Born April 1, 1941, in New Madrid, son of the late Elmer R. and Camille Lands Chadd, he was an assembler with Ford Motor Co. for 30 years and a member of the UAW Local 325...
Clodine Trail (07/18/05)
SIKESTON - Clodine Trail, 82, died at 8:35 p.m. July 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 29, 1923, in Wardell, daughter of the late John and Betty Lomax Mathis, she was raised by James and Violet Lomax. She was a charter member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church...
Bernadine Chartrau (07/18/05)
SIKESTON - Bernadine Chartrau, 77, died July 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 10, 1928, in Paducah, Ky., daughter of the late Chester and Matilda Pace Myers, she was a member of Tanner Street Church of God and the Red Hat Society of Sikeston...
J.J. Jenkins (07/18/05)
DEXTER - J.J. "Jimmy" Jenkins, 47, died July 15, 2005, in the emergency room of Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 5, 1958, in Dexter, son of the late Arthur Sonny and Mary Ann High Jenkins, he was the owner of Sonny's Place in Dexter and a member of the Dexter Eagles Club...
Dusty Smoot (07/18/05)
CHARLESTON - Dustin Lee "Dusty" Smoot, 20, died at 12:10 p.m. July 16, 2005, at the intersection of Highway UU and Highway D, five miles south of Charleston from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Dec. 28, 1984, at Sikeston, son of Richard Lee and Deborah Kay Smotherman Smoot of rural Charleston, he had lived in the rural Charleston area all of his life and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Charleston. ...
Frances McFadden (07/18/05)
CHARLESTON - Frances Marie McFadden, 82, died at 4:50 p.m. July 15, 2005, at the Delmar Gardens West in Chesterfield. Born Jan. 23, 1923, in Charleston, daughter of the late Clem and Lucy Bryant Council, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Janet Tisius (07/18/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Janet Little Tisius, 43, formerly of St. Louis, died July 16, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1961, at Wyatt, daughter of Leo and Doris Scott Little of East Prairie, she lived in East Prairie for the past three years after moving from St. Louis and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Allie Musgrave (07/07/05)
DEXTER -- Allie Musgrave, 94, died July 7, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Barbara Shaw (07/07/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Barbara Anita Shaw, 73, who died July 4, 2005, were: Ronald Hill, Billy Shaw, Darrell Wade, Michael Wade, Trey Taylor and Randy Conn.
Eliane Phillips (07/07/05)
CHARLESTON - Eliane Simone Vacher Phillips, 82, died at 2:30 a.m. June 19, 2005, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 22, 1922, in Saint Bris Le Viueux, Yonne, France, to the late Jean Louis and Rene`e Berson Vacher, she was a resident of Charleston since 1948 and a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church where she volunteered for many church and school activities. She was a homemaker and had worked as a professional aupere (nanny) for several Charleston families through the years...
Oscar Campbell (07/07/05)
BERNIE - Oscar Junior Campbell, 69, died July 6, 2005, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation at Dexter. Born Feb. 8, 1936, in Sturdivert, son of the late Oscar and Mildred Moore Campbell, he was a farm worker. Survivors include: six brothers, Charles Campbell of Godfrey, Ill., Bobby Campbell and Edward Campbell of St. ...
Mabel Webb (07/07/05)
SPRING ARBOR, Mich. - Mabel I. Webb, 95, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 4, 2005, in Spring Arbor. Born July 8, 1909, in Sikeston Mo., she was the daughter of the late Elisah and Anna Irwin Johnson. She married John O. Webb who preceded her in death...
Genevieve Decker (07/07/05)
DUNNELLOM, Fla. - Genevieve Decker, 83, formerly of East Prairie, Mo. and Morehouse, Mo., died at 7:45 p.m. July 6, 2005, at the Legacy House in Ocala. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home.
Josephine Hendrix (07/12/05)
KENNETT - Josephine Mae Hendrix, 86, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10:20 p.m. July 11, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 16, 1918, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Harvey Lee and Lula Janie Christ Arington, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County, where she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Dale Pixley (07/12/05)
DEXTER - Dale Pixley, 65, died July 11, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 19, 1939, in Dexter, son of Bernard Pixley of Dexter and the late Mary Beckham Pixley, he had worked in auto body repair most of his life. A former member of the National Guard, he was a lifelong resident of Dexter...
Randy Leek (07/12/05)
DEXTER - Randy Alan Leek, 48, died July 9, 2005, at his home. Born June 16, 1957, in Flint, Mich., son of Irene Christian Leek of Dexter and the late Harold Amos Leek, he had lived in Michigan for many years before living in Dexter for the past several years. He had worked in landscaping...
Louise Patterson (07/12/05)
NEW MADRID - Louise Patterson, 78, died at 5:30 a.m. July 12, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tim Rodgers (07/12/05)
PARMA - Tim Rodgers, 37, died July 8, 2005, in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 1, 1968, in Dexter, son of Larry Dale Rogers of Circle City and the late Geneva Edmonds Rodgers, he was a technician/mechanic for Autry Morlan Chevrolet-Cadillac in Dexter...
Delpha Higdon (07/01/05)
SIKESTON - Delpha Raye Higdon, 92, died at 12:55 a.m. June 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 19, 1913, in Rosiclare, Ill., daughter of the late Homer (Rose) and Barbara Leona Widdows Henson, she had been a restaurant cook at the Cyrus Inn and a bookkeeper at Scott County Milling Elevators. She was a member of the Temple of Faith church...
Lowanda Gremard (07/01/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lowanda Gremard, 80, died July 1, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
Jessie Sebaugh (07/01/05)
SIKESTON -- Jessie J. Sebaugh, 85, died at 4:19 p.m. June 29, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 26, 1919, in Burfordville, daughter of the late Otis E. and Daisy Stroder Allen, she had attended Business College in Cape Girardeau and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Eddie Parris (07/01/05)
O'FALLON - Eddie Parris, 51, died June 29, 2005, at the Gateway Regional Medical Center at Granite City, Ill. Born Oct. 8, 1953, at Vinson, he was the son of the late Walter Ted and Helen Virginia Nimmo Parris. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Parris and Rebecca Parris...
Everett Botts Jr. (07/01/05)
BERNIE - Everett Lee Botts Jr., 81, died June 29, 2005, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 16, 1923, at Birmingham, Ala., to the late Viola Allen and Everett Lee Botts Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Nevada and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. ...
Otto Buchheit (07/01/05)
ST. ANN - Otto V. Buchheit, 87, died June 29, 2005. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Cement Mason's Local 527 for more than 50 years. He also belonged to the Holy Name Society, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Lillian Landers (07/01/05)
SIKESTON -- Lillian Landers, 86, died July 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Betty J. Ramsey (07/17/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Betty Jean Ramsey, 72, formerly of Sikeston, died at 12:35 p.m. July 15, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 6, 1932, in Sikeston to the late Roy Earl and Clara Bell Gaddis Owens, she was a homemaker and affiliated with the Assembly of God faith. A licensed practical nurse for 18 years at Shuffit Nursing Home in Sikeston, retiring in 1984, she moved to Wappapello in 1988...
Frances McFadden (07/17/05)
CHESTERFIELD - Frances Marie McFadden, 82, formerly of Charleston died at 4:50 p.m. July 15, 2005, at the Delmar Gardens in Chesterfield. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Eugene Cooper Sr. (07/17/05)
MALDEN - O.C. Eugene Cooper Sr., 64, died July 13, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 16, 1940, in Millington, Tenn., to the late Clarence Whitson Sr. and Gertrude Brown Cooper, he was a retired employee of Noranda Aluminum Co. Inc. The pastor at the House of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in Portageville, he was district superintendent and a member of the executive board of Missouri Southeast Third Jurisdiction...
Joanna Herndon Lee (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Joanna Herndon Lee, 78, died at 2:10 a.m. July 15, 2005, at her daughter's residence in Scott City. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Houston, Ark., daughter of the late Roy J. and Myrtle Lott Herndon, she was a homemaker, bookkeeper and secretary. A member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, she was also a member of Business and Professional Women, Beta Sigma Phi, Foster Grandparents Program and Missouri Delta Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary...
Farrell Bost (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Farrell Bost, 84, who died July 13, 2005, were Michael Heeszel, Joseph Shuffit, Sarah Shuffit, Kevan Bost, Lucas Polk and Dora Polk.
Mary Bollinger (07/17/05)
BENTON -- Mary Jane Bollinger, 82, died July 14, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 26, 1922, at Benton, daughter of the late Levi and Ertie Cannon Brock, she was a graduate of Benton High School and a lifelong resident of Benton. ...
Kingston Wipfler (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Kingston Zacharia Wipfler, 1-1/2 months old, died July 14, 2005, at his mother's home in Sikeston. Born May 30, 2005, in Sikeston, he was the son of Keith Nelson Estes of Scott City and Bobbi Jo Wipfler of Sikeston. Survivors include: three brothers, Kolton Estes and Austin Estes of Scott City and Dylan Estes of Fruitland; one half brother, Ryan Driskell of Cape Girardeau; one half sister, Kristin Estes of Fruitland; his maternal grandfather, Herman Wipfler of Illinois; and his paternal grandparents, Carl and Debra Estes of Scott City.. ...
Billy Shafer (07/17/05)
PARMA -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Billy Shafer, 44, who died July 12, 2005, were: Danny Vance, P.J. Pikey, Daniel Buchanan, Gene Ferrell, Russell Buchanan and Dean Buchanan.
Flora White (07/17/05)
ESSEX - Flora Bell White, 86, died July 15, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 15, 1918, in Parma, daughter of the late James "Poppy" and Minnie Ethel Newell Grim, she had lived in Michigan for 40 years and moved to Essex in 1990. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Christ in Pontiac, Mich., and attended the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Essex...
Milton Neal (07/17/05)
MOREHOUSE - Milton M. Neal, 93, died July 15, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 21, 1911, in Tennessee, the son of the late William and Lydia Neal, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II and worked at the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston for 42 years until his retirement...
Florence Howard (07/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Florence Lee Williams Howard, 79, died July 3, 2005, at her home in Sikeston, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Huntianna, Miss., to the late Rodger and Mamie Williams, she was a member of the Divine Second Chance Church...
Julia Evans (07/06/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Julia M. Evans, 69, died at 11:30 p.m. July 2, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 12, 1935, in Point Pleasant, to the late Dewey and Araie Johnson Evans, she was a lifelong resident of Missouri and a member of the Christian Faith Center of St. Louis...
Jimmy Quinn (07/06/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Jimmy Lewis Quinn, 42, formerly of Charleston, died June 28, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 15, 1963, in Marston, to the late Roosevelt and Minnie Woods Quinn, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri and attended Mississippi County schools. He was of the Baptist belief...
Nancy Sutherland (07/06/05)
CHARLESTON -- Nancy M. Sutherland, 58, died July 4, 2005, at her home in Charleston. Born Jan. 2, 1947, in Tacoma, Wash., to Maureen Cox Sutherland of Charleston and the late Harry H. Sutherland, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Inez Askew (07/06/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Inez Askew, 88, died June 30, 2005, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems. Born Oct. 5, 1916, in Greenwood, Miss., daughter of the late Eddie and Blanche Webb Rucker, she was a member of the Zion Rock Missionary Church where she participated in many church functions. She was also a substitute teacher...
J.R. Lee Jr. (07/06/05)
MORLEY - Pallbearers for J.R. Lee, Jr., 93, who died July 2, 2005, will be: Trey Taylor, Randy Conn, Joe Williams, Cameron Godwin, Chris Lee and Roger Casey. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston and from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Morley Baptist Church...
Beatrice Shannon (07/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Beatrice Shannon, 79, died July 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 19, 1925, in Earl, Ark., she was a resident of Missouri for many years and was a member of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Elbert Shannon, preceded her in death...
Jay House Jr. (07/06/05)
CHAFFEE - Luther "Jay" House Jr., 60, died July 3, 2005, at Sikeston. He was born June 2, 1945, at Point Pleasant to the late Luther H. and Lucille Wagoner House. Survivors include: three sons, David House of Louisville, Ky., Joel House of St. Louis and Jason House of Seattle, Wash.; four sisters, Shelby Hones of Yoakum, Texas, Carolyn Anderson of Searcy, Ark., Brenda Crowe of Longmont, Colo., and Teresa House of Louisville, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Lauren House and Jacob and Alex House.. ...
Willie Vines (07/06/05)
BERNIE -- Willie Lee Vines, 68, died July 4, 2005, at his home in Bernie. Born Aug. 22, 1936, in Vanduser, son of the late William and Uler Hampton Vines, he was a former truck driver for Valley Steel. Survivors include: one sister, Sharon Passley of Bernie; and several nieces and nephews...
Wanda Rudd (07/06/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Wanda Elaine Rudd, 48, died July 4, 2005, at the Portageville Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 23, 1956, at Lilbourn to the late Herbert and Emma Boyer Jolly. Survivors include: two sons, Jimmy Rudd and Brian Rudd of Caruthersville; one daughter, Wendy Partin of Portageville; three sisters, Linda Gooch and Donna Torrey of Portageville and Eva Campbell of Ste. ...
Christena Pobst (07/06/05)
ORAN - Christena Marie Pobst, 86, died at 2:45 p.m. July 5, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born July 25, 1918, in Oran to the late Joseph and Mary Gosche Hahn, she was a homemaker. A member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church at Oran, she belonged to the St. Ann Sodality, KC'ettes and the Oran Senior Citizens...
Velma Pattillo (07/21/05)
FARMINGTON -- Velma Pattillo, 89, formerly of Dexter, died July 19, 2005, at Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center at Farmington. Born Aug. 17, 1915, in Dunklin County, daughter of the late J.W. and Lena Moody Westmorlan, she was a homemaker. A member of the Sunnyview Church of Christ in Farmington and a former member of the Dexter Church of Christ, she had been residing in Farmington since 1991...
Gary Beggs (07/21/05)
BENTON - Gary D. Beggs, 66, died July 21, 2005, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
L.F. McClellon (07/21/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lee Frank "L.F." McClellon, 68, died July 17, 2005 at Southeast Missouri Hospital of an apparent heart attack. Visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Friday at Greater Dimension Ministries in Cape Girardeau where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday with Calvin Bird officiating...
Martin Grayson (07/21/05)
SIKESTON - Martin Wayne Grayson, 41, died at 12:59 a.m. July 20, 2005, at his home. Born March 12, 1964, in St. Louis to Leonard Grayson of Sikeston and the late Dortha Marie Peters Grayson, he worked as a chef for Danny's Place and the Sikeston Country Club...
Connie Shuford (07/21/05)
CHAFFEE -- Cornelia "Connie" Shuford, 95, died at 5:15 p.m. July 19, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Dec. 23, 1909, in Obion, Tenn., daughter of the late Matty T. and Bertha Lippard McCoy, she taught five years at Chaffee High School. She was a retired field representative for the Missouri State Department of Revenue. ...
Eugene Green (07/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Eugene Green, 77, died at 6:35 p.m. July 19, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 15, 1938, in Caruthersville, son of the late Daniel Sidney "Sid" and Rosie Lee Naile Green, he had worked as a custodian for 25 years at Sikeston Public Schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II and the Korean War...
Willie Haynes (07/21/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Willie Eugene Haynes, 62, died July 18, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 24, 1942, son of the late Robert and Minnie Settles Haynes, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri and a member of the Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville...
Sue Atteberry (07/21/05)
CHARLESTON - Mary Sue Atteberry, 94, died at 2:27 p.m. July 20, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 14, 1911, at McCool, Miss., daughter of the late Walter Phillip and Hattie Wade Atteberry, she had lived in Charleston most of her life. ...
Joe Mitchell (07/19/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Joe E. Mitchell, 83, died at 7:05 p.m. July 18, 2005, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 9, 1921, in Mississippi County, son of the late James and Robbie Jackson Mitchell, he lived all of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief...
Evelyn Rodgers (07/19/05)
SIKESTON -- Evelyn Georgia "Polly" Rodgers, 82, died July 15, 2005, at her home. Born May 26, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Jacob and Virginia Kirby Laub, she had retired April 30, 1975, from International Shoe Company where she had been a line worker. She was also a member of the Community Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Clodine Trail (07/19/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Clodine Trail, 82, who died July 16, 2005, were Jerry Lathum, Troy Zilafro, Stephen Dixon, Tyler Dixon, Farrell Bewley and Harold Allred.
Milton Neal (07/19/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Milton M. Neal, 93, who died July 15, 2005, were: Robert Tibbs, Kevin Neal, Gene Dowling, Henry Ford, Gene Abbott and Larry Nickell.
Walter Hedrick (07/20/05)
KANSAS CITY - Walter N. Hedrick, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died July 18, 2005, at his home in Kansas City. Born May 13, 1916, in Davis, W.Va., son of the late Rose Belle and Samuel L. Hedrick, he graduated from Frostburg State Teachers College in Frostburg, Md., and taught in Luke, Md., before serving as a naval lieutenant commander during World War II. ...
L.F. McClellon (07/20/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lee Frank "L.F." McClellon, 68, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:30 a.m. July 17, 2005, at Southeast Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1936, in Sikeston, son of the late Lee Frank Sr. and Eloise McClellon, he lived in Chicago, Ill., for many years, returning to this year 25 years ago. He was a Golden Gloves boxer in southeast Missouri before going professional in Chicago...
Hazel Mikulin (07/20/05)
SIKESTON - Hazel A. Schwob Mikulin, 90, formerly of Lemay and Ferguson, died July 17, 2005, in the Sikeston Convalescent Center. A member of Zion Lutheran Church and Zion Women's Guild, she was active in Girl and Boy Scouts and a volunteer at James S. McDonnel USO with 2,000 hours of service...
Bernadine Chartrau (07/20/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bernadine Chartrau, 77, who died July 16, 2005, were: Bruce Hiller, Kalvin Hiller, Neal Wojtowicz, Ed Robertson, Doug Robertson and William Devenney.
Tialisa Shelquist (07/20/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Tialisa Shelquist, 21, died 1:10 a.m. July 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Martin Grayson (07/20/05)
SIKESTON - Martin Grayson, 42, died at 12:59 a.m. July 20, 2005, at his home in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Eugene Green (07/20/05)
SIKESTON - Eugene Green, 77, died at 6:35 p.m. July 19, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Gene Rudd (07/20/05)
WEST MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Eugene "Gene" Lee Rudd, 73, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 8, 2005. Born March 26, 1932, in Marshall, Mo., son of the late Forest L. and Lottie Rudd, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a 1950 graduate of Sikeston High School, where he was an all-conference football player, lettered in basketball and baseball and was the holder of the school shot put record in track for several years. ...
Gladys Stewart (07/11/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at the First Christian Church for Gladys Stewart, 94, who died July 7, 2005, were: Bob McCord, Tim Underwood, Jim Sanders, Phil Boyer, Clyde Hawes and Murray Sullivan. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston was in charge of arrangements...
Bob Marshall (07/11/05)
MARION, Ill. - Robert William "Bob" Marshall, 53, died July 9, 2005, at his home. Born May 8, 1952, in Oakland, Calif., son of Charles Robert and Jean Porter Marshall of East Prairie, Mo., he was a graduate of the East Prairie High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. An agriculture seed salesman, he was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Marion and a coach for the Marion Youth Baseball Association...
Harry Turner (07/11/05)
LILBOURN - Harry Turner, 80, died July 9, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with visitation tentatively scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.
Vernell Jackson Jr. (07/11/05)
NEW MADRID -- Vernell Jackson Jr., 2, died July 8, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Born June 15, 2003, in St. Louis, he was the son of Vernell and JoAnn Wilson Jackson Sr. of New Madrid. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid...
Dale Pixley (07/11/05)
DEXTER - Dale Pixley, 65, died July 11, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dennis Everett (07/11/05)
WYATT - Dennis Ray Everett, 41, died at 2:47 p.m. July 8, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near East Prairie. Born Oct. 24, 1963, in St. Louis, son of Leroy Everett of Malden and the late Leta Mae White Scott Bailey, he was a truck driver and lived most of his life in Mississippi County...
Earl Wood (07/11/05)
BERNIE - Earl Clyde Wood, 87, died July 8, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 6, 1917, at Malden to the late Marcellous Christopher and Matilda Elizabeth Jones Wood, he was a farmer and a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church of rural Campbell...
Opal Sanders (07/11/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Opal L. Sanders, 65, died July 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1939, in Paris, Tenn., daughter of the late Clarence Arthur Marks and Cleeoria Flatt Marks Motley, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
James Barron (07/11/05)
DEXTER - Jessie Barron, 52, died July 8, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 28, 1952, at Sikeston, son of the late William Barry and Jessie May Fielder Barron, he was a former cab driver for Sikeston Cab and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include: three brothers, Larry Barron of Ste. Genevieve, Doyle Barron of Maryland and Charles W. Barron, address unknown; and by two sisters, Emma E. Parker of St. Louis and Lula May Barron, address unknown...
Deborah Hill (07/11/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Deborah Ann Hill, 42, died at 1:30 p.m. July 8, 2005, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Sept. 10, 1962, in California, daughter of the late Tedie Joe Hill and Judith Ann Smith Hill Irby, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Protestant belief...
Bill Poeppelmeyer (07/11/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Charles William "Bill" Poeppelmeyer, 71, died July 9, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 17, 1933, in East Prairie, he had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community where he was a retired farmer and restaurant owner. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the VFW, AMVETS, Stars and Stripes and the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield...
J.R. Lee Jr. (07/05/05)
MORLEY - John Robert Lee Jr. (J.R.), 93, died July 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 3, 1912, in Morley, son of the late John Robert and Tillie Deiters Lee Sr., he lived his entire life in Morley. A member of the Morley Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, he served as mayor of Morley for several years, in addition to being a member of Scott County Central School School Board and a board member of the Baptist Home in Ironton. ...
Jay House Jr. (07/05/05)
CHAFFEE - Luther "Jay" House Jr., 60, died July 3, 2005, in Sikeston. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville where funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Portageville Cemetery...
Charles Beis Jr. (07/05/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Charles Anthony Beis Jr., 67, died July 3, 2005, at Memphis, Tenn. Born Dec. 20, 1937, at St. Louis to the late Virginia Goldschmidt and Charles A. Beis Sr., he attended St. Eustachius School and high school in Portageville and St. Louis University. A member of the board of directors of the Pemiscot-...
Zulema Fulkerson (07/05/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Zulema Fulkerson, 83, died July 4, 2005, at the Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 4, 1922, at Conway County, Ark., daughter of the late Irving and Ella Bryant Harrington, she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. A former employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel department in St. Louis, retiring in 1974, she was a member of the Wally Byrum Caravan Club...
Delpha Higdon (07/05/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Delpha Higdon, 92, who died June 30, 2005, were: Leonard Higdon, Ricky Higdon, Bryan Higdon, Larry Higdon Jr., Bill Henderson and Jasper Pennington. Burial followed at the Matthews Cemetery in Matthews...
Connie Minks (07/05/05)
DEXTER - Connie Minks, 52, died July 2, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 4, 1953, in Bonne Terre, daughter of the late Melvin and Dorothy Marie Groves Minks, she was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter and a former employee of Tyson Foods...
Neal Milton (07/15/05)
MOREHOUSE - Milton M. Neal, 93, died July 15, 2005 at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Charles Johnson (07/15/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charles E. Johnson, 87, died July 13, 2005 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Eddie Walton (07/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Eddie Walton, 82, died at 8:31 a.m. July 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 4, 1922, in Sandis, Miss., to the late Ben and Elgenie Walton, he was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1946 and received training in engineering, riflery and construction machinery; he also helped build roads. ...
Charlie Wade (07/15/05)
TEXARKANA, Texas -- Charlie Thomas Wade, 68, died July 10, 2005, at the Burn Center of Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., following a farm accident. Born Jan. 1, 1937, in Luxora, Ark., son of the late R.W. and Lucille Reynolds Wade, he lived and worked most of his life in the Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas area. ...
Joanna Herndon Lee (07/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Joanna Herndon Lee, 78, died at 2:10 a.m. July 15, 2005, at her daughter's residence in Scott City. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Houston, Ark., daughter of the late Roy J. and Myrtle Lott Herndon, she was a homemaker, bookkeeper and secretary. A member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, she was also a member of Business and Professional Women, Beta Sigma Phi, Foster Grandparents Program and Missouri Delta Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary...
Travis Johnson (07/15/05)
BROWNSVILLE, Ky. -- Travis Lloyd Johnson, 49, died July 12, 2005, in Brownsville. Born July 22, 1955, in St. Louis, Mo., son of Otto and Aline Johnson of Brownsville, he was a cabinet maker in Brownsville and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors in addition to his parents include: two daughters, Adrienne Leah and Natalie Jean of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Sharon Huskey of Riley, N.C., Pam Gerdes of Farmington, Mich., Connie Catt of Brownsville and Debbi Bain of Eureka, Mo.; and one brother, Larry Johnson of Douglas, Ariz.. ...
'Sis' Landers (07/05/05)
CANALOU - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lillian Pauline "Sis" Landers, 86, who died July 1, 2005, were: Brad Couch, Blake Couch, Chris Watson, Johnathan Dumas, David Dumas and Brian Barlock.
Lowanda Gremard (07/05/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Pallbearers at services Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lowanda Louise Gremard, 80, formerly of Sikeston, who died July 1, 2005, were: Jeremy Gremard, Brian Gremard, Mike Mrvos, Tim Dolan, Zach Dover and Jeff Williamson.
Barbara Shaw (07/05/05)
SIKESTON - Barbara Anita Shaw, 73, died at 5:46 p.m. July 4, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 30, 1931, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Elmer Clinton and Ida Estelle Curtis Hensley, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church and a Sunday school teacher for five years. A past president of the Lady Eagles Auxiliary, she worked for Ferguson Medical Group where she retired several years ago...
Mary Ford (07/05/05)
MORLEY - Mary E. Ford, 87, died at 3:05 a.m. July 2, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1918, in Marion, Ill., daughter of the late Edward and Grushie Abney Ford, she was a retired packer at V.I.P. Sheltered Community Workshop in Sikeston and a member of the Church of God in Morley...
Nancy Sutherland (07/05/05)
CHARLESTON - Nancy Sutherland, 58, died July 4, 2005, at her home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Daniel Wilderness (07/05/05)
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Daniel Wilderness, 42, died June 30, 2005, as a result of a car accident in New Madrid County, Mo. Born Aug. 20, 1961, in Lilbourn, Mo., to Alexander and Christine Richards Wilderness Sr. of Gary, Ind., he was a construction supervisor for Will's Industry in Gary. A member of the Local 81 Labors Union of Gary, he was a member of the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Gary and a member of Cooper's Hunting Club...
Dora Plymate (07/26/05)
NEW MADRID -- Dora Marie Plymate, 67, died July 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 12, 1937, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, daughter of the late Howard H. Johnson and Gladys Irene Stueve Johnson, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a charter member of the ICES cake decorating club...
Brenda Hecht (07/26/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Brenda Lue Hecht, 56, died July 22, 2005, at her home. She was born April 22, 1949, in Elgin, Ill., daughter of the late Elmer Frank and Marilyn Ester Block Carlson. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Vikram Kundu of St. Charles; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jess Hecht of Jacksonville, N.C.; two sisters, Joyce Ann Fowler of Portageville and Paula Sue Reicks of Des Moines, Iowa; and three grandchildren...
Mary Boyet (07/26/05)
MATTHEWS -- Mary Magdalene Boyet, 80, formerly of Gideon, died July 21, 2005, at Sells Nursing Home in Matthews. Born July 12, 1925, in Wibaux, Mont., to the late Elton Luther and Mary Magdalene Bistrum Bolser, she was a homemaker and member of the Potter House in Sikeston...
Dan Russell (07/26/05)
SIKESTON - James Daniel "Dan" Russell, 51, died July 25, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 18, 1953, in Sikeston, son of the late Clifford Daniel and Vivian Parish Russell, he was a 1971 graduate of Sikeston High School and worked for Noranda from 1977 to 1998. A former T-ball and Little League baseball coach, he had been a paper carrier for the Standard Democrat since 1982...
Jerry Adams (07/26/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jerry Wayne Adams, 59, died at 3:30 p.m. July 25, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 27, 1946, in Sikeston, son of the late Ernie and Alta May Jenkins Adams, he lived most of his life in East Prairie and was a retired cook. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he attended the Freewill Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Martha Bryant (07/26/05)
SIKESTON - Martha Fay Duke Bryant, 92, died at 11:29 a.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 21, 1913, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of the late Jim Hopper and Mabel Hopper Daniel and Jess Daniel, she lived most of her life as a farmer's wife in East Prairie and had lived in Morehouse from 1974 until the time of her death. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Morehouse...
Lavon Stoker (07/26/05)
ESSEX -- Lavon Odell Stoker, 62, died July 25, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 16, 1943, in Pollard, Ark., son of the late Charles and Iva Gilbreath Stoker, he was a former employee at Federal Mogul in Malden. A veteran of the United States Navy, he was a member of Harvest Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Joseph Adkins (07/26/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for Joseph Elvin Adkins, 83, who died July 21, 2005, were: Donnie McGuirt, Larry Frazier, Randy Copeland, John Copeland, Bob Cooper and Walter Moss.
Lula Cooper (07/26/05)
BERNIE -- Lula Cooper died July 25, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Gloriaetta Beaird (07/26/05)
BERNIE -- Gloriaetta Beaird died July 25, 2005, at the Malden Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Rita Koechner (07/26/05)
ADVANCE -- Rita Regina Kenkel Koechner, 80, died July 25, 2005, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born March 17, 1925, in Advance, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Weber Kenkel, she had been a school teacher for nine years at Leopold and Oran schools. She was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Advance...
Sue Scott (07/26/05)
SIKESTON -- Janice Sue Scott, 60, died at 5:24 a.m. July 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 1, 1944, in St. Louis, daughter of Dorothy Abbott Cobb of Grayridge and the late Claude W. Adams, she had worked as in inspector at Fram Filter Company in Dexter before retiring and attended Link Full Gospel Church in Aquilla...
Kyle Marshall (07/26/05)
CARDWELL - Kyle Marshall, 89, died July 24, 2005, in Cardwell. He was born July 2, 1916, in Flatwood, Tenn., son of the late A.P. and Nancy Marshall. On Oct. 31, 1936, in Cardwell, he married Audrey Bost, who survives of the home in Cardwell. Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Clinton "Sonny" and Pat Marshall of Senath; three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Bill Traywick of Cardwell, Gwenda and James Godfrey of Senath and Elaine and Jim Marret of Sikeston; one sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Rex Glen Hooper; and nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-. ...
Earl Wood (07/10/05)
BERNIE -- Earl Wood, 87, died July 8, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Tim Rodgers (07/10/05)
PARMA -- Tim Rodgers, 37, died July 8, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Deborah Mayabb (07/10/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Deborah Hill Mayabb, 45, died July 8, 2005, from injuries received in an automobile accident near East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Earnest Hanks (07/10/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Earnest A. Hanks, 81, was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Bragg City, the son of Ackland and Joie Hanks, and passed away on July 5, 2005, in Strafford. Earnest served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged on May 3, 1946...
Bruce Allan (07/10/05)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Bruce Randolph Allan, beloved husband of Dixie Kay Allan, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, following an extended illness. Born Oct. 7, 1920, in Toronto, Canada, he was the only child of the late James Alexander and Alice Taylor Allan. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a master's degree in metallurgy...
Genevieve Decker (07/10/05)
DUNNELLON, Fla. - Genevieve Moore Decker, 83, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., and East Prairie, Mo., died at 7:45 p.m. July 6, 2005, in the Legacy House in Ocala. Born June 29, 1922, in Pemiscot County (Mo.), daughter of the last William A. and Pearl Michie Moore, she lived in Florida for the past four years after moving from Morehouse...
Gladys Stewart (07/10/05)
SIKESTON - Gladys Beatrice Stewart, 94, joined the Lord on Thursday, July 7, 2005, at Heartland Health and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born April 4, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William "Bill" and Edith Mae Cora Swinney, she was a member of First Christian Church in Sikeston for over 80 years and was employed at the Missouri State Employment Service for over 30 years...
Dennis Everett (07/10/05)
WYATT - Dennis Everett, 41, died July 8, 2005, from injuries received in an automobile accident near East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Delpha Higdon (07/03/05)
SIKESTON - Delpha Raye Higdon, 92, died at 12:55 a.m. June 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 19, 1913, in Rosiclare, Ill., daughter of the late Homer (Rose) and Barbara Leona Widdows Henson, she had been a restaurant cook at the Cyrus Inn and a bookkeeper at Scott County Milling Elevators. She was a member of the Temple of Faith church...
Larry Henderson (07/03/05)
DEXTER -- Larry Elmer Henderson, 58, died July 1, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 25, 1946, at Dexter, son of Alberta Casey Henderson of Dexter and the late Elmer "Shorty" Henderson, he was a former truck driver for Gilster Mary-Lee. A veteran of the United States Navy serving in Vietnam, he attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter...
George Williams (07/03/05)
SIKESTON -- George Williams, 80, died at 9:49 a.m. July 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 27, 1925, in Shirley, Ark., son of the late Martin Monroe and Dovie Lavina Shelton Williams, he retired as a packer for the Scott County Milling Co. in Oran and then worked for 14 years as a custodian at the First Baptist Church in Oran, where he was a member. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he moved to Sikeston in 1980...
Pauline "Sis" Landers (07/03/05)
CANALOU -- Lillian Pauline "Sis" Landers, 86, died at 8:08 a.m. July 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 31, 1918, in Catron, daughter of the late James Isaiah and Bertha Pearl Tharp Kasinger, she was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Canalou...
Mary Ford (07/03/05)
MORLEY -- Mary Ford, 87, died July 2, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Aline Nelson (07/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Aline Nelson, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:55 a.m. July 1, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 26, 1923, at Cardwell, to the late Samuel M. and Irene Thompson Hyde Sr., she lived several years in Sikeston, where she was employed as a supervisor for National Lock. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Etta Gatson (07/03/05)
HOWARDVILLE - Etta Mae Gatson, 70, died at 5:28 p.m. June 28, 2005, at her son's home in Chicago, Ill. Born Jan. 14, 1935, in Wabbeseka, Ark., daughter of the late Richard and Laureaner Stephens Gurley Sr., in 1940 her family moved to Missouri where she attended Catron Elementary School and O'Bannon High School in New Madrid. She was a member of the Catron First Baptist Church where she held several positions including president of the choir, treasurer and secretary...
Billy Shafer (07/14/05)
PARMA - Billy Shafer, 44, died July 12, 2005, at his home. Born Dec. 7, 1960, in South Bend, Ind., son of Frankie Sego Shafer of Waterloo, Ala., and the late Robert Shafer, he had lived in Parma for the past 11 years and was a former resident of Malden and South Bend...
Jeffrey White (07/14/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Jeffrey Michael White, 17, died July 13, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident in Bloomfield on July 12. Born May 11, 1988, in Poplar Bluff to Michael and Lana McCoy White of Bloomfield, he was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and he would have been a senior at Bloomfield High School. A member of the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church, he was employed at Town and Country Supermarket in Bloomfield...
Charlie Wade (07/14/05)
TEXARKANA, Texas -- Charlie Thomas Wade, 68, died July 10, 2005, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Born Jan. 1, 1937, in Luxora, Ark., son of the late Rice William and Anna Lucille Reynolds Wade, he was a self-employed farmer and a member of the Church of Christ...
Lowanda Gremard (07/03/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lowanda Louise Gremard, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:20 a.m. July 1, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 21, 1924, in Wardell, daughter of the late Oscar Clearance and Minnie Jane Taylor Young, she was a homemaker. A former member of Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston, she was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Jessie Sebaugh (07/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jessie J. Sebaugh, 85, who died June 29, 2005, were: Greg Sanders, Jason Sebaugh, David Murray, David Bunch, Gene Allen and Jimmy Sanders.
George McCray (07/25/05)
ST. LOUIS - George McCray, 72, formerly of Charleston, died July 21, 2005, in the emergency center at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born Sept. 12, 1932, in Hillhouse, Miss., son of Mary Oliver of Charleston and the late Jessie McCray, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri and employed at Herman Oak Leather Company until his retirement...
Sue Scott (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Sue Scott, 44, died July 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Deborah Maze (07/25/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Deborah Kay Maze, 48, died July 24, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 21, 1956, in Elgin, Ill., daughter of Audie Maze of Bloomfield and the late Junita Morlan Maze, she had resided in Dexter and Advance before moving to Bloomfield...
Gettie Chiles (07/25/05)
MINER -- Gettie Louise Chiles, 60, died July 23, 2005, at Transition Care in Miner. Born Oct. 4, 1944, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Curtis and Martha Aldina Treece Chiles, she was a past member of Cape First Church. Survivors include: three brothers, Lee Treece of Norwalk, Calif., Steve Chiles of Chester, Ill., and Cecil Chiles of Jackson; and one sister, Janet Seabaugh of Chaffee...
Iva Park (07/30/05)
BENTON, Ark. - Iva Louise Park, 74, died July 28, 2005, at the UMA Trauma Center in Little Rock. Born Jan. 18, 1931, in Townley, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Elva Molinza and Iva Lee Dye Wakefield. In January 1973, in St. Louis, Mo., she married Gerald Briggs who preceded her in death. She later married Charles Park on May 2, 1993, in St. Louis. He also preceded her in death...
Earl Johnson (07/30/05)
CANALOU - Earl Edward Johnson, 89, died July 28, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Sept. 6, 1915, in Scottsville, Ark., son of the late Albert S. and Myrtle Iva Harmon Johnson, he was a farmer and of the Assembly of God faith. On Aug. 21, 1943, in Russellville, Ark., he married Inez Edwards who preceded him in death on Oct. 20, 1998...
Pauline Kelley (07/30/05)
MUSKEGON, Mich. - Pauline C. Kelley, 65, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 25, 2005. A retired school teacher for the Muskegon Heights Public School System, she is survived by a daughter, Felice, and four grandchildren. Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. Monday until time for services at noon at the West End Baptist Church...
Beth Radford (07/30/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Bessie B. "Beth" Radford, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Jefferson City and Poplar Bluff, died July 28, 2005, at her home. Born July 29, 1930, in Coal Hill, Ark., daughter of the late Brice E. and Audrey Wren Rowland, she graduated from Vanduser High School in 1948. In 1993, she retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 23 years of service...
Charles McGowen (07/30/05)
DEXTER - Charles McGowen, 82, died July 28, 2005, at his home near Dexter. Born July 19, 1923, in Dunklin County, son of the late Thomas W. and Bertha Jackson McGowen, he was a former member of Sugar Tree General Baptist Church in Dexter where he had served as a deacon, a former welder at Arvin Automotive in Dexter, and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Mildred Miner (07/30/05)
HORN LAKE, Miss. -- Mildred V. Miner, 78, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 29, 2005. Born July 9, 1927, in Oklahoma, daughter of the late Arthur and Seedie Lashley, she was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Her first husband, Charles Holden, preceded her in death. She then married Ken Miner who also preceded her in death...
Harlan Kriete (07/30/05)
MADISON, Ind. - Harlan F. Kriete, 86, died at 9:50 a.m. July 28, 2005, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison following an extended illness. Born March 23, 1919, in Jackson County, son of the late William George and Lydia Bishop Kriete, he was raised in Seymour and graduated in 1937 from Seymour High School...
Iva Park (07/29/05)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Iva Louise Park, 74, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died July 28, 2005, in Little Rock. Graveside services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements...
Allie Merritt (07/29/05)
SIKESTON -- Allie Merritt, 90, died July 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 22, 1915, in Blue Springs, Ark., daughter of the late Law and Helen Rice Bratton, she was a retired nurse and member of Berean Missionary Baptist Church in North Little Rock Arkansas for many years. She had been a lifelong resident of North Little Rock until she moved to Sikeston in 2004...
Beverly Thompson (07/29/05)
LONGVIEW, Texas -- Beverly Beck Thompson, 74, died July 28, 2005, at a local hospital. Born Aug. 28, 1930, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Blanche Thompson and the late Bevly Thompson, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954 and retired from his job as a safety engineer for McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis, Mo., in 1985...
Luther Lee (07/29/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Luther Lee, 81, who died July 25, 2005, were: Charles Fuller, Kenneth Lee, James Lee, Danny Lee, Darrell Penberthy and Steve Watkins.
Bobby Thomas (07/29/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bobby Joe Thomas, 76, who died July 25, 2005, were: Jesse Thomas, Gary Thomas, Matthews Thomas, Brian Thomas, Kevin Thomas and Garrison Thomas.
Charles McGowen (07/29/05)
DEXTER -- Charles L. McGowen, 82, died July 28, 2005, at his residence in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Earl Johnson (07/29/05)
MATTHEWS -- Earl Johnson, 89, died July 28, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Pat Robards (07/29/05)
BROSELEY - Rathree "Pat" Robards, 54, formerly of Marble Hill and Bell City, died July 26, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1950, in Bangkok, Thailand, she was a homemaker. On June 17, 1999, in Piggott, Ark., she married Charles Robards who survives of the home...
Mary Margaret Yarbrough (07/28/05)
SIKESTON -- Mary Margaret Story Yarbrough, 25, formerly of Charleston, died at 5:30 a.m. July 27, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 17, 1980, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Ernest E. "Pete" and Sara Margaret Sutherland Story, who survive of Charleston. ...
Ernestine Hooks (07/28/05)
NEW MADRID -- Ernestine Hooks, 67, died July 26, 2005, at her home in New Madrid. Born March 22, 1938, in Catron, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Isabella Miles Johnson. Her husband, Nathaniel Hooks, preceded her in death on June 12, 1988...
Lee DeJournett (07/28/05)
ESSEX - Lee Daniel DeJournett, 78, died July 27, 2005, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Feb. 9, 1927, at Essex, son of the late Virgil and Mary England DeJournett, he was a member of the South Pleasant Valley General Baptist Church near Essex. A self-employed mechanic in Essex, he was a veteran of the United States Army...
Billie Harris (07/28/05)
ADVANCE - Billie Sims Harris, 68, died July 26, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 4, 1937, at Advance, daughter of the late Nathan and Dortha Johnson Sims, she was a 1955 graduate of Advance High School. A homemaker, she was a member of Dongola Friendship Baptist Church and the Advance Order of Eastern Star...
Sue Scott (07/28/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services held Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Janice Sue Scott, 60, who died July 25, 2005, were: Wayne Davidson, Timothy Harris, Jamie Scott, Michael Cartwright, Bradley Wren and Jerry Wheatley.
Deborah Maze (07/28/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Deborah Kay Maze, 48, who died July 24, 2005, were Steve Martinez, Ray Martinez, Audie Maze, Curtis Maze, Gary Maze and Dennis Limbaugh.
Gloriaetta Beaird (07/27/05)
BERNIE - Gloriaetta Beaird, 74, died July 25, 2005, in the Malden Nursing Center at Malden. Born Feb. 23, 1931, at Bernie, daughter of the late Lloyal and Dawsey McMillion Cooper, she was a lifelong resident of Bernie. A homemaker, she was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
Lee Evans (07/27/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lee Ottis Evans, 53, died July 22, 2005, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Sept. 30 1951, in Marston, son of Prentiss Adams of Chicago, Ill., and the late Julia Evans, he attended public school in St. Louis and was a construction worker. He was also of the Baptist belief...
Lula Cooper (07/27/05)
BERNIE - Lula Luvenia Cooper, 94, died July 25, 2005, in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 2, 1911, in Malden, daughter of the late James Cleveland and Lydia Gulledge Moore, she was a homemaker and member of the Lone Oak General Baptist Church near Malden...
Mary Margaret Yarbrough (07/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Mary Margaret Yarbrough, 25, died at 5:30 a.m. July 27, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Dan Russell (07/27/05)
SIKESTON -- James Daniel "Dan" Russell, 51, died July 25, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 18, 1953, in Sikeston, son of the late Clifford Daniel and Vivian Parish Russell, he was a 1971 graduate of Sikeston High School and worked for Noranda from 1977 to 1998. A former T-ball and Little League baseball coach, he had been a paper carrier for the Standard Democrat since 1982...
Luther Lee (07/27/05)
DEXTER -- Luther Anderson Lee, 81, died July 25, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 8, 1924, in Tennessee, he was a retired mechanic and member of the Baptist Church in Dudley. He had lived in Dexter since 1996. On June 24, 1988, at Milan, Tenn., he married Frances J. Sylvester who survives of the home...
Bobby Thomas (07/27/05)
ADVANCE - Bobby Joe Thomas, 76, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:25 p.m. July 25, 2005 at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Jan. 3, 1929, in Kingsland, Ark., son of the late Jesse Hugh Thomas and Grace Hanshew Thomas Rhodes, he had worked as a service station attendant for the 76 Truck Stop in Matthews...
Mildred Schwettman (07/27/05)
SCOTT CITY - Mildred Trucks Schwettman, 94, formerly of Scott City, died July 26, 2005, at Point Lookout Health Care in Hollister. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.
Eddie Walton (07/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Eddie Walton, 82, died at 8:31 a.m. July 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill.
Reeces Hardin (07/14/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Russie "Reeces" Marie Hardin, 82, died July 12, 2005, at Canton, Texas. Born June 27, 1923, in Portageville, daughter of the late G.W. and Mary Ann Alexander Reeves, she spent her life in the farming community until 1991 when she moved to Texas to be with her children...
Larry Oliver (07/14/05)
SIKESTON - Larry N. Oliver, 67, formerly of East Prairie, died at 4:15 p.m. July 13, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 16, 1938, in East Prairie, son of the late E.N. "Fats" and Colene Calhoun Oliver, he moved to California with his family following his graduation from East Prairie High School. ...
Ruby Hammond (07/14/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services held Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Ruby N. Hammond, 94, who died July 11, 2005, were: Lance Brown, Terry Biddle, Terry Williams, Mike McFarlin, Randy Bess and Sheri Crabtree.
Travis Johnson (07/14/05)
BROWNSVILLE, Ky. -- Travis Lloyd Johnson, 50, died July 12, 2005, in Brownsville. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo., where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
Randy Leek (07/14/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Randy Alan Leek, 48, who died July 9, 2005, were: Derek Elston, Mark Lindsay, Trent Brewer, Jason Como, Johnathan Simmons and Josh Durham.
Iva Berry (07/14/05)
MALDEN - Iva Evelyn Berry, 91, died July 12, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare and Rehab. Born April 11, 1914, in Puxico, daughter of the late Stephen Robertson and Martha Ann Woolard, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Malden. On Oct. 8, 1932, in Malden, she married Chalmer Clarence Berry, who preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1984...
Farrell Bost (07/14/05)
SIKESTON - Farrell Bost, 84, loving husband, father and grandfather, went to be with our Lord July 13, 2005, at the Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Feb. 12, 1921, in Cleveland, Ark., son of the late J.J. Bost and Pearline Summers Bost McCoy, he attended First Assembly of God and was a retired farmer...
Martha Sheron (07/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Martha V. Sheron, 82, died July 4, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 24, 1922, in Scobba, Miss., to the late Ben and Lillie Winston, she had lived in Missouri for 60 years and was a member of Joyful Praise Church of God in Christ in Cape Girardeau...
Gladys Stewart (07/08/05)
SIKESTON - Gladys Beatrice Swinney Stewart, 94, died July 7, 2005, at the Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Sikeston...
Allie Musgrave (07/08/05)
DEXTER - Allie Musgrave, 94, died July 7, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Oct. 22, 1910, at Dexter to the late Thomas and Sarah Smith Lambert, she attended the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter. Previously she worked at Polly's Drive Inn at Dexter and was formerly employed in housekeeping at the Dexter Memorial Hospital...
Tommy Bowen (07/25/05)
CAHOKIA, Ill. -- Thomas Joyce "Tommy" Bowen, 50, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died unexpectedly July 13, 2005, while on a business trip in Hartford, Conn. Born Jan. 12, 1955, in California, son of the late William R. and Marian Bowen, he was a computer specialist with the federal government, IRS division. Tom had received numerous awards and accolades for his work with the IRS, including special recognition from the White House...
James Rogers (07/25/05)
MEXICO - James 'Turner' Rogers of Mexico, left his earthly home for his heavenly home July 20, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. He was born Dec. 16, 1923 to Kaster C. and Mary E. Turner Rogers at rural Canton. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. ...
Virgie Shackles (07/25/05)
CHAFFEE -- Veronica Cecelia "Virgie" Shackles, 94, died at 1:20 a.m. July 22, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 17, 1911, in Charleston, daughter of the late George Washington and Catherine Mary Scheffer Griffin, she was a nurse aide at the old St. ...
Bud Blankinship (07/25/05)
BRANDON, Fla. -- Wallace "Bud" Blankinship, 71, died July 19, 2005, in Sun City Center. A Mason, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Parma, Mo., and worked for many years with Eckerd Drug Corp. Survivors include: one son, Robert M. Blankinship of Seffner; one daughter, Ramona Lea Blankinship of Lakeland; and two sisters, Shirley Jean Garrard of Mesick, Mich., and Linda Sue Brawner of Oklahoma City, Okla...
Wilma Ringer (07/25/05)
DEXTER - Wilma Ringer, 81, died July 22, 2005, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Sept. 11, 1923, at Hardin, Ill. daughter of the late Fred Long and Myrta Mollohan Long, she graduated from Des Arc, Mo., High School and went on to attend Southeast Missouri State University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, playing piano in the primary department, a member of the State Democratic Committee and a lifetime member of Missouri Historical Society...
Bob Robinson (07/25/05)
GARY, Ind. -- Samuel S. "Bob Robinson, 73, died July 20, 2005. Born April 7, 1932, in Charleston, Mo., son of the late Charles and Delia Robinson, he attended school in Charleston, S.C., and retired after 32 years of work at LTV/Youngstwon Sheet and Tube of East Chicago, Ind. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged...
Walter Hedrick (07/22/05)
KANSAS CITY - Walter N. Hedrick, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died July 18, 2005, at his home in Kansas City. Born May 13, 1916, in Davis, W.Va., son of the late Rose Belle and Samuel L. Hedrick, he graduated from Frostburg State Teachers College in Frostburg, Md., and taught in Luke, Md., before serving as a naval lieutenant commander during World War II. ...
Joe Goodall (07/22/05)
WYATT - Joseph Bailey "Joe" Goodall, 89, died July 21, 2005, at the home of his daughter in Vina, Ala. Born April 24, 1916, at Marion, Ill., son of the late Charlie Richard and Lue Etta Fowler Goodall, he had lived most of his life in Wyatt where he was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church. He had been employed with the American Can Company in Illinois, the Valley Steel Company and then the Burkhart Company of Cairo, Ill., until his retirement. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Donald Shelton (07/22/05)
ALHAMBRA, Ill. - Donald L. Shelton, 80, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died at 7 a.m. July 21, 2005, at his daughter's home in Staunton. Born Nov. 18, 1924, at Oran, Mo., son of the late Joseph and Fannie Shelton, he was an assembler at General Motors in St. Louis, Mo., a member of the United Autoworkers Local No. 25 in St. Louis and served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War eras. He had also been a self-...
Virgie Shackles (07/22/05)
CHAFFEE -- Virgie Cecelia Shackles, 94, died July 22, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Wilma Ringer (07/22/05)
DEXTER -- Wilma Ringer, 81, died July 22, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margaret Craig (07/22/05)
MALDEN - Margaret Rose Craig, 74, died July 17, 2005, at her home. Born March 20, 1931, at Middlebird, Tenn., daughter of the late Troy and Letha Levins Weatherford, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church. On Dec. 26, 1946, at Piggott, Ark., she married George Rose who preceded her in death...
Joseph Adkins (07/22/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Joseph Elvin Adkins, 83, died July 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 3, 1921, in Panama, Okla., son of the late Milem T. and Sarah Jane Anderson Adkins, he had been a resident of Morehouse since 1923 and was a retired farmer. He served in the U.S. Army Corps during World War II...
Tialisa Evans (07/22/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Tialisa Lynn Evans, 21, died at 1:10 a.m. July 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 30, 1983, in Dequeen, Ark., to Timothy Shelquist of Sikeston and Brenda Funderburk of East Prairie, she had lived in East Prairie for the past three years...
Gary Beggs (07/22/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Gary Douglas Beggs, 66, formerly of Benton, died at 2:05 a.m. July 21, 2005, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born June 29, 1939, in Oran, son of Virginia Lee Dunn Beggs of Sikeston and the late W.A. Beggs, he was a farmer and part owner at Ava Associates Inc. in Cape Girardeau. He was also a member of the Lacroix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Ruby Hammond (07/13/05)
BERNIE -- Ruby N. Hammond, 94, died July 11, 2005, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 20, 1910, in Idalia, daughter of the late Joseph and Molly Corbin Bess, she had lived in Bernie since 1965 and was a former resident of Dexter for 26 years. She was a member of the Beach Grove General Baptist Church near Bloomfield...
Russie Hardin (07/13/05)
CANTON, Texas -- Russie Hardin, 82, died at 12:51 p.m. July 12, 2005, at Heritage Manor in Canton. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Samuel Bowman (07/13/05)
PUEBLO, Colo. -- Samuel S. Bowman, 90, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2005, at the Presbyterian Towers in Pueblo. Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Sikeston, son of the late Ila Mae and Samuel Bowman Sr., he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Texaco Oil Co...
Charlie Wade (07/13/05)
TEXARKANA, Texas -- Charlie Thomas Wade, 68, died July 10, 2005, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Born Jan. 1, 1937, in Luxora, Ark., son of the late Rice William and Anna Lucille Reynolds Wade, he was a self-employed farmer and a member of the Church of Christ...
Alice Patterson (07/13/05)
NEW MADRID -- Alice Louise Hockersmith Patterson, 78, died at 5:30 a.m. July 12, 2005, at her residence near New Madrid. Born March 25, 1927, at Charleston, daughter of the late Willard Thomas and Effie Mae Mansfield Hockersmith, she lived most of her life in New Madrid County. She was a homemaker, seamstress, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and the best friend anyone could have. She was also a member of the Lilbourn Baptist Church...
Emmanuel Caldwell (07/13/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Emmanuel Caldwell, 81, died July 8, 2005, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Oct. 10, 1923, in Arkansas, son of the late Tisha and Sidney Caldwell, he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church. He had retired from the City of Portageville Street Department...
Harry Turner (07/13/05)
LILBOURN - Harry Turner, 80, died July 9, 2005, at his home in Lilbourn. Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Portageville to the late William and Dorothy Dowdy Turner, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force serving during World War II. In 1944, he moved to Lilbourn where he managed the Rex Theatre and later worked as a lineman for the Missouri Utilities - Ameren UE for over 30 years until his retirement...
Jerry Grisham (07/13/05)
FLORENCE, Ala. -- James "Jerry" Grisham, 66, formerly of Vanduser, Mo., died July 11, 2005, at ECM Hospital in Florence. Born Dec. 12, 1938, son of the late Jack and Vernice Grisham, he was a retired truck driver. Survivors include: three daughters, Shawne Howell of Patton, Mo., Rhonda McGee of Florence and Tammy Green of Bell City, Mo.; three sisters, Brenda Risner of Elkhart, Ind., and Sharon McMullen and Janice Jarrison of Florence; and eight grandchildren, eight nephews and two nieces...