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Obituaries from October 2005

Jeffery Brittain (10/31/05)
DEXTER - Jeffery Lynn Brittian, 37, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 28, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 1, 1968, in Birmingham, Ala., son of Roger Flanigan of Morehouse and Jean Lee White of Sikeston, he had lived in Sikeston for many years and was employed as a propane tank filler...
Tommie Hefner (10/31/05)
RIPLEY, Tenn. -- Tommie N. Hefner, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., and a resident of Lauderdale Community Health Center in Ripley, died Oct. 28, 2005, at Baptist Lauderdale Hospital in Ripley. Born July 8, 1922, in Knobel, Ark., son of the late James Orto and Virginia Reiger Hefner, he was a seaman first class in the U.S. ...
Angela Poe (10/31/05)
BERNIE - Angela Marie McCoy Poe, 29, died Oct. 28, 2005, in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Aug. 27, 1976, at Dexter, the daughter of Anna Munaco Roper of Wappapello and the late Darrell Gene McCoy, she was employed with Fancy Farms at rural Bernie...
Kevin Hammer (10/31/05)
CHICAGO -- Kevin B. Hammer, 39, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Oct. 27, 2005, at his home. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at the Dogwood Cemetery. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Shannon Howell (10/31/05)
BERNIE - Shannon Dale Howell, 59, died Oct. 30, 2005, at his home. Born July 8, 1946, in Risco, son of the late Rev. Henry and Nola Wilson Howell, he was a 1964 graduate of Bernie High School and had been a cook at 225 Package in Dexter. He had received trophies from the Bootheel Crappie Club, won awards from the Malden Dragstrip and was five-time state champion for table tennis from the Piggott Arkansas Jaycees. He was of the Assembly of God belief...
Doris Sitz (10/30/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter, for Doris Mae Sitz, who died on Oct. 25 ,2005, were: Ed Robinson, Jake Robinson, Gary Green, Terry Green, Gary DeGroat and Travis DeGroat...
Tommie Hefner (10/30/05)
RIPLEY, Tenn. -- Tommie N. Hefner, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9: 50 p.m. Oct. 28, 2005, at the Baptist Lauderdale Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Mattie Moring (10/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Mattie Lee McConnell Moring, 98, who died Oct. 27, 2005, will be: John Graham, Bob Graham, Bob Clark, Mike Garner, Vernon Knuckles and Mike Beedle. Honorary pallbearers will be: Joseph Knuckles, Stephen Beedle, Jeremy Beedle, Johnnie Graham and Billy Freeland...
Kenneth Toombs (10/30/05)
ANNISTON -- Kenneth Richardson Toombs, 82, died at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 6, 1923, in Wyatt, to the late Edward and Jessmine Pratt Toombs, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life, was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and had worked for Ford Motor Company until his retirement...
George Whitaker (10/30/05)
WAPPAPELLO - George Louis Whitaker, 77, died Oct. 27, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 15, 1928, in Risco, son of the late Hyarm and Pearl Moore Whitaker, he was retired from General Motors and was a decorated veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army...
Evelyn Howlett (10/30/05)
MONROE, La. - Evelyn Rytter Howlett, 97, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 27, 2005, at Avalon Place in Monroe, La. Born Jan. 21, 1908, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles William and Eliza Mae Anderson Rytter, she had lived in Charleston most of her life where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. For 25 years she had served as Mississippi County Magistrate and Probate clerk and was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Charleston Chapter of Eastern Star...
Juanita Halter (10/28/05)
CHARLESTON - Juanita Boeker Halter, 83, died at 10 a.m. Oct. 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 4, 1922, in Dorena, daughter of the late Samuel and Aurora Kendall Tanner, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston. ...
Gladys Novy (10/28/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Thursday for Gladys Pauline Novy, who died Oct. 24, 2005, were: Chad Woollums, Eric Woollums, Tony Beeson, J.D. Clark, Verlin Hill and Chris Wood. Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel of Dexter was in charge of arrangements...
Mattie Moring (10/28/05)
SIKESTON - Mattie Lee McConnell Moring, 98, died Oct. 27, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 6, 1907, in Lynnville, Tenn., daughter of the late Eddie and Beulah Stephenson McConnell, she had been a resident of Sikeston for over 60 years. She taught Sunday school and was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. She had worked at Nancy's Sweet Shop, Airport Elementary School and later the Sikeston Regional Center for many years before retiring...
Evelyn Howlett (10/28/05)
MONROE, La. - Evelyn Rytter Howlett, 97, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 27, 2005, at Avalon Place in Monroe, La. Born Jan. 21, 1908, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles William and Eliza Mae Anderson Rytter, she had lived in Charleston most of her life where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. For 25 years she had served as Mississippi County Magistrate and Probate clerk and was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Charleston Chapter of Eastern Star...
Alvin Redd (10/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Alvin Redd, 43, died Oct. 25, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born July 31, 1962, in Sikeston, son of the late Leland and Betty Redd Baker, he lived his entire life in Sikeston where he was a 1981 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church...
Oniece Watkins (10/27/05)
BERNIE -- Oniece Embrey Watkins, 81, died Oct. 24, 2005, in Malden. Born June 18, 1924, in Bernie, daughter of the late Caroll and Coillee Lena Johnson Embrey, she was a lifelong resident of Bernie. She had operated a daycare for children out of her home and was a member of the Bernie Alliance Church...
Evelyn Howlett (10/27/05)
MONROE, La. -- Evelyn Howlett, 97, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 27, 2005, at Avalon Place in Monroe. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Leonard Colley (10/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Leonard Vernon Colley, 88, died Oct. 25, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born June 26, 1917, in Sikeston, son of the late Horace and Gertrude Fisher Colley, he was a lifelong resident of Sikeston and a seven-year veteran of the U.S. ...
Dick Martin (10/27/05)
ST. CHARLES - Lee A. "Dick" Martin, 85, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 27, 2005, in the Mark Twain Manor at Bridgeton. Born Oct. 2, 1920, in Dexter, son of the late John C. and Maude Ice Martin, he was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter. He was the former owner of Martin Brothers Service Station and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Lillian Harper (10/27/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lillian Cora Harper, 86, died at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 2005, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 31, 1919, in Steele, daughter of the late Elige Gilbert and Cora Melissa Debez' Pearson, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Estell Berry McElvoy (10/18/05)
MALDEN -- Vestia Estell Berry McElvoy, 92, died Oct. 16, 2005, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Jan. 29, 1913, in Frisbee, daughter of the late James W. and Lucy Davis Stratton, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Clarkton. On Oct. 5, 1929, she married John Paul Berry who preceded her in death June 29, 1977...
Clyde Matthews (10/18/05)
SULLIVAN - Clyde J. Matthews, 100, died Oct. 14, 2005, at Sullivan. Born April 7, 1902, in Scott County, near Sikeston, son of the late John Henry and Katherine "Kate" Johnson Matthews, he was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Sikeston and Salt Lake City, Utah. ...
Helen Reynolds (10/18/05)
SIKESTON - Helen Reynolds died Oct. 18, 2005 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Louise Howard (10/18/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Louise D. Howard, 87, who died Oct. 15, 2005, will be: Tim Suddarth, Dan Suddarth, Tim Moore, Rich Harper, Buster Desselles and Alan Sheppard...
David Mulcahy (10/18/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 1p.m. Oct. 10, 2005, at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for David Mulcahy, 81, who died Oct. 8 were: Mark Crocker, Kevin Heuiser, Tom Jennings, Steven Barnett and Tommy Jackson.
Lucille Lantz (10/18/05)
DEXTER -- Lucille Biggs Lantz, 108, died Oct. 15, 2005, in the General Baptist Nursing Home at Campbell. Born April 4, 1897, at Dexter, daughter of the late Charles Owen and Anna Albritton Biggs, she was a member of the Episcopal Church of Dexter. She graduated from Dexter High School and attended Brenau College in Georgia, Drury College, Southeast Missouri State University Teachers College, University of Missouri, University of Southern California and completed her art studies at Washington University School of Fine Arts. ...
Harvey Thomason (10/18/05)
DEXTER - Harvey Thomason, 76, died Oct. 17, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lyle Hardin (10/19/05)
BERNIE - Lyle Hardin, 66, formerly of Parma, died Oct. 18, 2005 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born April 14, 1939, in Dexter, son of the late Samuel Sanford and Nellie Mae Whitworth Hardin, he had lived in Parma for several years before moving to Bernie 11 years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma and was retired from Venture Products...
William L. Counts (10/19/05)
KEWANEE - William L. Counts, 72, died Oct. 18, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in New Madrid. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of funeral arrangements which are incomplete.
Gene Thomason (10/19/05)
DEXTER - Harvey "Gene" Thomason, 76, died Oct. 17, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born June 22, 1929, at Green County, Ark., to the late John Harvey Thomason and Flossie Drucilla Evans Thomason, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as a mechanic for Autry Morlan Chevrolet in Dexter...
Barbara Davis (10/19/05)
DEXTER - Barbara Davis died Oct. 18, 2005, at the residence of her daughter in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Paul Galey (10/19/05)
DEXTER -- Paul Galey, 72, formerly of Dudley, died Oct. 18, 2005, at his home near Dexter. Born Jan. 3, 1933, in Dudley, son of the late Ossie Galey and Eunice Florence Galey Daniels, he was a retired core driller for the Army Corps of Engineers and a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War...
Hazel Murphy (10/19/05)
JACKSON - Hazel G. Miller Murphy, 84, died Oct. 18, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Frank Sedlacek (10/19/05)
DEXTER - Frank Sedlacek, 79, died Oct. 18, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Mae Wallace (10/19/05)
VANDUSER -- Mae Wallace, 93, died Oct. 18, 2005, at her home in Vanduser. Born July 13, 1912, in Glenallen, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Mollie Schrock Buehler. Her husband, Dave Wallace, preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1978. Survivors include: two sons, Jerry Wallace and Bob Wallace of Vanduser; three daughters, Leda Stage, Elizabeth Watkins and Judy Wallace, all of Vanduser; one brother, Estel Buehler of Vanduser; one half brother, Bill Wallace of St. ...
I.B. McNew Jr. (10/19/05)
MOREHOUSE - I.B. McNew Jr., 68, died Oct. 17, 2005, at his home. Born the son of I.B. McNew Sr. of Morehouse and the late Lydia Merriman McNew, he was a resident of Morehouse all his life. He was an auto mechanic, a U.S. Navy veteran, and retired Dec. 31, 2001, from Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston...
Louise Howard (10/19/05)
BROWNSBORO, Texas - Louise D. Howard, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 15, 2005 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Born Aug. 10, 1918, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of the late John and Mabel Craig Klein, she had been a buyer for Laclede Steel Co. in St. Louis. In 1974, she moved to Sikeston, where she was a member of the Trinity Gospel Church and the Women's AGLO in Sikeston...
Helen Reynolds (10/19/05)
SIKESTON - Helen Reynolds, 76, died Oct. 18, 2005 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Mildred Townsend (10/26/05)
CONRAN - Mildred Townsend, 78, died Oct. 25, 2005, at her residence. Born Sept. 2, 1927, in Portageville, daughter of the late Carl and Dora Harp Ray, she was a member of the Portageville First Church of God. On Aug. 8, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., she married Pete Townsend, who survives of the home...
Pauline Novy (10/26/05)
ALTON, Ill. - Pauline G. Novy, 69, formerly of St. Louis, died Oct. 24, 2005, at her residence. Born Sept. 13, 1936, in Independence Township in Dunklin County, daughter of the late Cyril and Cassey Hurrell Mobley, she had lived in St. Louis and Alton for many years...
Lois Jean Bryant (10/26/05)
CHARLESTON - Lois Jean Bryant, 55, died Oct. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 6, 1950, in Mount Bayou, Miss., daughter of Johnny Bryant of Senatobia, Miss., and the late Marcilla Watts, she had lived in Missouri since 1964...
Doris Sitz (10/26/05)
O'FALLON - Doris Jean Sitz, 76, formerly of Dexter and St. Peters, died Oct. 25, 2005, in St. Charles. Born Dec. 8, 1928, in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late John and Irene Arnold Robinson. On Feb. 25, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., she married Hubert Ray Gene Sitz, who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1984...
Lillian Harper (10/26/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lillian Harper, 86, died Oct. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tammie Ace (10/26/05)
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Tammie Elainia Rayburn Ace, 42, died Oct. 15, 2005, at her home in Rock Hill. Born Jan. 28, 1963, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of Ted Joseph Rayburn and Carolyn Charlene Linley of East Prairie, she grew up in East Prairie and was a graduate of East Prairie High School. After moving to Rock Hill she earned her degree as an oral surgery technician from York Technical College...
Alvin Redd (10/26/05)
SIKESTON -- Alvin Redd, 43, died Oct. 25, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born July 31, 1962, in Sikeston, son of the late Leland and Betty Redd Baker, he lived his entire life in Sikeston where he was a 1981 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church...
Christopher Rucker (10/26/05)
KANSAS CITY - Christopher B. Rucker, 43, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 22, 2005, in Kansas City. Born Oct. 16, 1962, in Sikeston, son of Helen Rucker of Sikeston and the late Norman Rucker, he graduated in 1981 from Sikeston Senior High School and moved to Kansas City and attended The DeVry Institute of Technology. He graduated in 1985 from DeVry and worked in the electronic operations section of the Federal Government Treasury Financial Management Services for 20 years...
Wilma Link (10/26/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Wilma Aslin Link, 93, died Oct. 25, 2005, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 21, 1912, near Bloomfield, daughter of the late Monroe Thomas and Dovie Ann Miller Aslin, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter and a retired seamstress for Elder Manufacturing Company, also in Dexter...
Gladys Johnson (10/26/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Gladys Johnson, 91, who died Oct. 24, 2005, will be: Patrick Ayers, Garrett Ayers, Patrick Ayers Jr., James Johnson, Nathan Mays and Tony Barborek...
Leonard Colley (10/26/05)
SIKESTON - Leonard Colley, 88, died at Oct. 25, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments, which are incomplete.
Retha Meroney (10/26/05)
DEXTER -- Retha Meroney, 83, died Oct. 24, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 22, 1922, at Puxico, daughter of the late John and Helen Hunt Ragsdale, she was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico and had worked at the International Hat Factory in Dexter...
Danny Evans (10/06/05)
OLATHE, Kan. - Danny Evans, 54, died Oct. 4, 2005, at his residence. Born Oct. 26 1950, in Kennett, son of Wayne Evans of Dexter and the late Wanda Huskey Evans, he was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter. He was a former security officer at Mid-America Nazarene College at Olathe and had worked security in the Dexter area...
Jewell Perkins (10/06/05)
SIKESTON - Jewell Perkins, 77, died Oct. 1, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 12, 1927, in Kewanee, daughter of the late J.B. and Pearl West Miller, she lived in Missouri all her life and was a member of Greer Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where she served in many capacities and on the Mother board...
Ingrid Morlan (10/13/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Ingrid Porter Morlan, 58, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 11, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 5, 1947, in Mannheim, Germany, daughter of the late James E. and Anna Reffert Porter Jr., she was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter...
Louise Aston (10/13/05)
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - Lillian Louise Aston, 78, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 2005, at Crittenden County Hospital in West Memphis. Born March 15, 1927, at New Madrid, she was the daughter of the late James Lilbourn "Bede" and Elsie Smart Stepp. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Madrid and a 1945 graduate of New Madrid High School. She attended Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Darnell Jackson (10/13/05)
HOWARDVILLE -- Darnell Dominque Jackson, 19, died Oct. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 23, 1986, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of Donald Ray Jackson and Avon C. Hill of Howardville. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: one brother, Jermaire Hill of Howardville; one sister, Mercedes Jackson of Cape Girardeau; and his grandparents, Bernice Hill and Richard Anderson of Howardville and Fred Graham of New Madrid...
Albert Middleton (10/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held Wednesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Albert Richard Middleton, 68, who died Oct. 9, 2005, were: Doug Schott, Jeff Schott, Mike Huckelbary, Joe Dumey, James Riggins and Jim Stone.
Glenda Johnson (10/13/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Dexter for Glenda Johnson, 73, who died on Oct. 9, 2005, were: Pete Snider, Mike Clippard, Don Lincoln, Don Kennedy, Don Daniel, Jon Daniel and Grand Winstead.
Donald Russom (10/13/05)
MOREHOUSE - Donald Riley Russom, 74, of Morehouse, died at 7:43 a.m. Oct. 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 10, 1930, in Henderson, Tenn., to the late J.R. and Eva Robinson Russom, he had served in the U.S. Army and was a self-employed grain hauler. For four years he was a Canalou Police Judge. He was of the Assembly of God belief...
Lucille Burch (10/13/05)
BERNIE - Lucille Burch, 84, died Oct. 12, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 6, 1921, in Parma, daughter of the late Everett and Effie Sampson Bilderback, she had retired from Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
Richard Barker (10/12/05)
DUDLEY - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Richard Barker, who died Oct. 8, 2005, were: Jim Barker, Ralph Barker, Ralph Barker Jr., Jimmy Bryant, Wendell Ward and Steve Rice.
James Grant (10/12/05)
ST. LOUIS -- James L. Grant, 51, died Oct. 7, 2005, at his home. Born June 21, 1954, in Sikeston, son of Hattie McCullough Grant of Sikeston and the late Johnnie Grant, he had attended Scott County Central High and was of the Baptist belief. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, receiving an honorable discharge...
Doye F. Gadberry (10/12/05)
CHAFFEE - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Doye F. Gadberry, 71, who died Oct. 9, 2005, will be: Mark Perkins, Andrew Crumb, Brandon Gadberry, Justin Gadberry, Gary Gadberry and David Russell. Visitation is prior to the service, which will be officiated by the Rev. Bill Gadberry of Morley...
Ralph Carr Jr. (10/12/05)
CHARLESTON -- A funeral Mass for Ralph Reece Carr Jr., 68, will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at 10 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston with Monsignor Richard Rolwing, senior pastor of the St. Francis Xavier Church in Sikeston, serving as celebrant...
Una Rogers (10/12/05)
MARSTON - Una M. Rogers, 81, died Oct. 10, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 8, 1924, in Savannah, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late George and Ella Elizabeth Hughes Smith. In 1946, in Osceola, Ark., she married Wilbur B. Rogers, who preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1985...
Billie Huffstutler (10/12/05)
MATTHEWS - Billie James Huffstutler, 83, died at 5:25 p.m. Oct. 10, 2005, at his residence. Born Oct. 27, 1921, in Kennett, son of the late William Morris and Mary Alice Bird Huffstutler, he attended school in Holcomb and graduated from Wardell High School. ...
Mildred Aslin (10/12/05)
DEXTER - Mildred Aslin, 82, died Oct. 11, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Aug. 20, 1923, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Aud Launius and Estelle Lewis Launius, she was of the Baptist belief and a former urology nurse at Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff...
Jeffy D. Lowry (10/12/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jeffy Dell Lowry, 60, died at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 9, 1945, in Big Sandy, Tenn., to the late O'Dell Jefferson and Mary Nadine Pierpoint Lowry, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he worked as a farmer. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Louise Howard (10/17/05)
BROWNSBORO, Texas - Louise D. Howard, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 15, 2005 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Born Aug. 10, 1918, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of the late John and Mabel Craig Klein, she had been a buyer for Laclede Steel Co. in St. Louis. In 1974, she moved to Sikeston, where she was a member of the Trinity Gospel Church and the Women's AGLO in Sikeston...
Alouis Carter Fenton (10/16/05)
URBANDALE, Iowa - Dr. Alouise Carter Fenton, 89, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2005 at her home. Born Nov. 22, 1915, in Paducah, Ky., daughter of the late James Edward and Annie Lee Vaughan Carter, she had resided at Senior Suites for the past nine years. ...
Russell Turner (10/17/05)
SIKESTON - Russell Turner, 84, died Oct. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 26, 1921, in Essex, son of the late James and Ruth (McMullin) Turner, he was a member of the Cairo Baptist Church in Cairo, Ill. and a veteran of United States Air Force, having served during World War II. ...
Billie Huffstutler (10/11/05)
MATTHEWS - Billie James Huffstutler, 83, died at 5:25 p.m. Oct. 10, 2005, at his residence. Born Oct. 27, 1921, in Kennett, son of the late William Morris and Mary Alice Bird Huffstutler, he attended school in Holcomb and graduated from Wardell High School. ...
Cynthia Frazier (10/11/05)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. - Cynthia Chloe Laster Frazier, 49, formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died at 9:20 p.m. Oct. 9, 2005 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born Nov. 12, 1955, in Wyatt, she was the daughter of Gene and Dorothy Tatum Laster of rural Wickliffe. Following graduation from Charleston, Mo., High School in 1974, she moved to Houston, Texas, where she worked as an accountant with Brown-Root Accounting Firm for several years. ...
Ralph Carr Jr. (10/11/05)
CHARLESTON - Ralph Reece Carr Jr., 68, died at 7:35 a.m. Oct. 10, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 7, 1936, in Charleston, son of the late Ralph and Geneva Murphy Carr, he had lived his entire life in Charleston where he was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a farmer and a pilot; he served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Charleston VFW Post 4294...
LaWanda Jackson (10/11/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - LaWanda Sue Jackson, 58, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 2005, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 3, 1947, in the Pultight Community near East Prairie, daughter of Mary Eveline Bone Hendrix of East Prairie and the late Alfred Thomas Hendrix, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church. ...
Nellie O'Neal (10/11/05)
PUXICO - Nellie R. O'Neal, 66, died Oct. 10, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born April 12, 1939, in Broseley, daughter of the late Nathaniel and Trannie Adkins Moran, she had been a resident of Dexter for several years and moved to the Puxico area 17 years ago. She attended the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico...
Una Rogers (10/11/05)
MARSTON - Una M. Rogers, 81, died Oct. 10, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Jeffy Lowry (10/11/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jeffy Dell Lowry, 60, died Oct. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Mildred Aslin (10/11/05)
DEXTER - Mildred Aslin, 82, died Oct. 11, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lola Mae Bagby (10/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Lola Mae Bagby, 97, died Oct. 10, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Oct. 17, 1907, in Townley, daughter of the late Oscar William and Lena Mae Walker Pippins, she moved to Elgin, Ill., in the early 1950s and worked at the Ducane Factory until retirement. She was of the Church of Christ belief...
Loetta Andrews (10/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Loetta Andrews, 72, died Oct. 9, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 7, 1932, in Center Ridge, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John and Ora Jordan Andrews Becker. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, David and Isa Andrews of Florida; one sister, Anna Plunk of Morehouse; one stepbrother, Glenn Becker of Columbia; and one grandson, Jeremy Andrews of Texas...
J.T. Holder (10/04/05)
WAPPAPELLO - J. T. Holder, 80, died Oct. 1, 2005, at his home. Born May 23, 1925, in Kewanee, son of late George and Gladys Lancaster Holder, he was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Employed with McDonald Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis and the owner of Bird's Paint Shop and Hardware in Advance, he served as mayor of Advance in 1963 and was the executive director of DAEOC in Portageville. In May 1991, he retired as an auditor for the state of Missouri...
Michael Bissel (10/04/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Michael DeWayne Bissel, 27, died Oct. 3, 2005, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Dec. 18, 1977, in Hayti, he was the son of John Michael "Earl" Bissel of Portageville and Patricia "Patty" Jones Birdwell of New Madrid. Survivors include: a daughter, Kasandra "Cassie" Bissel of New Madrid; one brother, Derek Bissel of Lilbourn; one sister, Tonya Powell of New Madrid; and grandparents, Ras and Barbara Jones of New Madrid...
Bertie Staples (10/25/05)
CHARLESTON - Bertie Marie Staples, 76, died at 1 a.m. Oct. 25, 2005, at her residence. Born Nov. 3, 1928, in Dell, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Burnie Calvin and Audra Mae Garrett Barber. Prior to moving to Charleston in 1964, she lived in Blytheville, Ark., where she owned and operated a beauty shop. ...
Mildred Hendrix (10/25/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mildred May Hendrix, 89, formerly of Lilbourn, died Oct. 23, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1915, in Howell, Ark., daughter of the late Herbert and Gertrude Bull Reneau, she had worked as a machine operator at the New Madrid Garment Factory...
Oniece Watkins (10/25/05)
BERNIE - Oniece Watkins, 81, died Oct. 24, 2005, near Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Gladys Johnson (10/25/05)
SIKESTON - Gladys L. Johnson, 91, died at 3:35 a.m. Oct. 24, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 13, 1913, in Maunie, Ill., daughter of the late Allie D. and Ella Mae Zoph Ward, she was a real estate broker for R.D. Clayton Real Estate Company from 1961 until 1983. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she was in the choir, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star 450 of Morehouse and 137 of Sikeston...
Wilma Link (10/25/05)
DEXTER - Wilma Link, 93, died Oct. 25, 2005, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lavinia Gardner (10/25/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, for Lavinia Moll Gardner, 86, who died Oct. 23, 2005, were: Mark Allen Moll, Michael Gordon Moll, William Miller "Bill" Moll, Allen Crites, Ronald Eaker and Bob Lambert...
John McCollough (10/25/05)
DEXTER - John R. McCollough, 76, died Oct. 22, 2005, at his residence. Born March 1, 1929, son of the late Wesley and Ethel Hutchcraft McCollough, he had lived near Dexter all of his life. He was a retired truck driver, a member of the Ark of Hope Church near Dexter and a veteran of the United States Army, having served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne...
Pearl M. Forbey (10/25/05)
CHARLESTON -- Pearl M. Forbey, 82, died at 1:34 p.m. Oct. 24, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Nov. 13, 1922, in Benton, daughter of the late John Ross and Beulah Minter Ervin, she had lived most of her life in Charleston, where she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and had worked at Brown Shoe Company until her retirement...
Mary Schinker (10/25/05)
DEXTER -- Mary Jarrell Schinker, 75, died Oct. 22, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born April 1, 1930, in Dexter, daughter of the late Raymond Lawrence and Jennie Lester Davis Jarrell, she was a homemaker. Survivors include: two daughters, Patti McGuire Connors of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Jennie Schinker of St. Louis; one sister, Nita Lee Bittner of St. Peters; and two grandchildren...
Bill Storey (10/25/05)
RACINE, Wis. - William "Bill" Storey, 72, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 15, 2005. Born Aug. 1, 1933, in Water Valley, Ark., son of the late Clarence and Bessie Jackson Storey, he was a retired contractor and a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean War...
Ray Cathey (10/25/05)
THAYER - Ray Orvis Cathey, 89, died Oct. 23, 2005, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born June 17, 1916, in Sharp County, Ark., son of the late John and Etta Young Cathy, he was a United States Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Silver Star for his involvement in the Battle of Luzon...
Merritt Taylor (10/24/05)
ADVANCE - Merritt E. Taylor, 69, died Oct. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 23, 1935, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of the late Earl and Ida Ellard Taylor, he was a retired farmer and a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army as a paratrooper and an MP...
Ray Newell (10/24/05)
ESSEX - Julius Ray Newell, 70, died Oct. 22, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 13, 1935, at Balwin, Miss., the son of the late Barney Lee and Lucy Reeves Newell, he was formerly employed with Sikeston John Deere Equipment Company...
Gladys Johnson (10/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Gladys L. Johnson, 91, died at 3:35 a.m. Oct. 24, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Mary Lou Schinker (10/24/05)
DEXTER - Mary Lou Schinker, 75, died Oct. 22, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Nyla June Baillio (10/24/05)
SCOTT, La. - Nyla June "Granny" Baillio, 82, died Oct. 21, 2005, at Lafayette General Medical Center. The daughter of the late George Estes and the former Ophelia Lauderdalea, she was a native of Haleyville, Ala. She was a member of RSVP and the Salvation Army Home League...
Ralph Lettelier (10/24/05)
ORAN - Ralph E. Lettelier, 95, died Oct. 23, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 2, 1910, in Everett, Wash., son of the late Walter and Ada White Lettelier, he was retired for 43 years from Pennsylvania Lawn and Garden in Hollywood, Calif., where he was a small engine mechanic. He was a member of Tri-City Assembly of God in Glendora, Calif., a member of the Railroad Model Club of Southern California and of the Aloha RV Club of Southern California...
Lawrence Kidd (10/24/05)
DELTA -- Lawrence William Kidd, 95, died Oct. 23, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1910, in Arbor, son the late Adam Hensley and Gladys Ann Beck Kidd, he had worked as a mechanic for the Delta R-5 School District and a veteran of World War II having served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of Arbor General Baptist Church, Whitewater Masons No. 417, Whitewater Eastern Star No. 174 and Chaffee VFW 3127...
Lavinia Gardner (10/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Lavinia Moll Gardner, 86, died Oct. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 10, 1919, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Raymond and Myrtle Sheppard Moll, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston and the United Methodist Women. She had worked as a telephone operator and at Hales Jewelry Store before retiring...
John McCullough (10/24/05)
DEXTER - John R. McCullough died Oct. 22, 2005, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Cedie Driskill (10/16/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Myrtle "Cedie" Driskill, 72, died Oct. 13, 2005 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 23, 1932, at Selmer, Tenn., the daughter of the late John Edward and Annie Pearl Jones Wyatt, she had worked at the International Hat Company in Dexter...
Sharon Oliver (10/16/05)
DEXTER - Sharon Oliver, 57, died Oct. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 15, 1947, at Galesburg, Ill., daughter of Ruth Sharp of Galesburg and the late Gerald Sharp Sr., she was a United States Air Force veteran. On Dec. 19, 1998, at Aquilla, she married Richard Oliver, who survives of the home...
Glenda Johnson (10/10/05)
DEXTER - Glenda Johnson, 73, died Oct. 9, 2005, at her residence. Born Aug. 27, 1932, in Dexter, the daughter of the late Albert Oscar and Mattie Delmar Daniel Milton, she had lived in Dexter all her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she had been a choir member for many years and had participated in the church Christmas pageant from 1984 to 2001. ...
Albert Middleton (10/10/05)
SIKESTON - Albert Richard Middleton, 68, died Oct. 9, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 19, 1937, in Flint, Mich., son of the late William Henry and Ruth Emaline McGregory Middleton, he was a truck driver for Hedrick Block and Brick Co. for 11 years and the Community Shelter Children's Workshop for 10 years before retiring...
Loetta Andrews (10/10/05)
SIKESTON -- Loetta Andrews, 72, died Oct. 9, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Doye Gadberry (10/10/05)
CHAFFEE -- Doye F. Gadberry, 71, died Oct. 9, 2005, at his home with loved ones by his side. Born Aug. 31, 1934, in Mt. Vernon, Ark., son of the late Alfred and Isabelle McNich Gadberry, he worked for many years at Scott County Central schools and later as a carpenter who built many of the homes, churches and other building in the area. He was known for his honesty and strong character and as a respected family leader, card player and fisherman...
Gerald Inman (10/10/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Gerald Allen Inman, 72, who died Oct. 7, 2005, were: Dickie Dockins, Kevin DeWitt, Billy Keefer, Cody Ryan, Dan Limbaugh and David Duncan. Honorary pallbearers were: Larry James, Johnny Miller, Keith Duncan, Loman Garner, Harley Davis and Tim Garner...
Raymond Diebold (10/10/05)
CHAFFEE - Raymond A. Diebold, 80, died Oct. 9, 2005, in St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 3, 1924, in Perkins, the son of the late Jacob and Bertha Graser Diebold, he was a retired production manager with Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and St. Ambrose Men's Club...
Naomi Hill (10/10/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Naomi Hill, 87, died Oct. 9, 2005, at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 14, 1918, near Essex, she was the daughter of the late John Oliver and Altha Kelley Alsup. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia...
Richard Barker (10/10/05)
DUDLEY - Richard Barker, 56, died Oct. 8, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Dec. 19, 1948, in Gideon, son of the late Ralph and Ida Dillinger Barker, he had lived in Dudley since he was 16. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Dexter and was a self- employed fish farmer...
Brad Kemp (10/10/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Verdeman Eugene "Brad" Kemp, 68, died at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 9, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center in East Prairie. Born Sept. 3, 1927, in Kaiser, Ark., son of the late Tom Kemp and Beauton Riley Kemp Bowles, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a farm laborer and worked at the Community Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston. He was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Cynthia Frazier (10/10/05)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. - Cynthia C. Laster Frazier, 49, died at 9:20 p.m. Oct. 9, 2005, in Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo.
Lawanda Jackson (10/10/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lawanda Jackson, 58, died at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 2005, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie and will be announced later.
David Mulcahy (10/10/05)
SIKESTON - David Jerome Mulcahy, 81, died Oct. 8 2005, at his residence in Sikeston. Born Jan. 26, 1924, in Kennett, son of the late Paul and Dicie Lee Whitworth Mulcahy, he was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He graduated from Morehouse High School, attended Southeast Missouri State University and had been a pitcher for fast-pitch softball league. ...
Virginia Twitty (10/03/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Virginia Twitty died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at the age of 91 in Springfield. She was a resident of the Manor at Elfindale since 2003. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Rolla. The family will receive friends after the service. Mrs. Twitty's cremains will be interred in the Christ Episcopal Church Columbarium in a private family service...
Janice Jones (10/03/05)
COLUMBIA -- Ruby Janice Jones, 81, passed away Oct. 1, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 4, 1924, in Arkansas to Harrison Clyde and Lillie Mae Ottinger Baker, she lived in Lilbourn 51 years where she was a member of the Civic Club and New Madrid Church of Christ. ...
Ernest Lee Hanor (10/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ernest Lee Hanor, 78, died at 3:05 a.m. Oct. 1, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 27, 1926, in East Prairie, son of the late Lorenzie Dow "L.D." and Ozetta Curry Hanor, he had lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was a member of the First Church of God. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he had been in the Missouri Veterans Home since Oct. 25, 1993...
Lillian Downing (10/03/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lillian W. Downing, 89, died Sept. 30, 2005. at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 5, 1915, in Tennessee, daughter of the late John and Lena Patterson Warren, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville. She married Harry James Downing in Hayward, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1980...
Hazel Lockridge (10/21/05)
CHARLESTON -- Hazel Marie Lochridge, 83, died at 4:45 a.m. Oct. 21, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 25, 1921, in Pemiscot County, daughter of the late Noel and Alice Merrick Pike, she had lived in Maryland and was employed in the prescription department of Drug Fair until her retirement in 1974. After retirement, she returned to Charleston where she was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church...
Lola Mae Bagby (10/14/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lola Mae Bagby, who died Oct. 10, 2005, were: Terry Stacy, Dean Medlin, Jerry Bagby, Alan Bagby, Charles Bagby Jr. and Leslie Shackelford.
Myrtle Driskill (10/14/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Myrtle Driskill, 72, died Oct. 13, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter and will be announced later.
Nellie O'Neal (10/14/05)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Nellie R. O'Neal, who died on Oct. 10, 2005, were: Jason Tibbs, David Powers, Steven Chidster, Trennis Meritt, Barry Caldwell, Loran Caldwell and Ronnie Julius...
Louise Marshall (10/01/05)
CHARLESTON -- Evelyn Louise Marshall, 92, died at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 30, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 19, 1912, in Charleston, daughter of the late Edgar Calvin and Mary Juanita Thompson Marshall Sr., she had lived her entire life in Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Molly French Garden Club and the P.E.O. She attended Stephens College in Columbia and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and taught in the Bridges School in rural Charleston...
Lawrence Ray (10/01/05)
PARROTTSVILLE, Tenn. - The Rev. Lawrence E. Ray, 97, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 29, 2005, at the Newport Health and Rehabilitation Center in Newport. Born Sept. 12, 1908, in Bernie, Mo., son of the late Audie and Estella Owens Ray, he had been a member of the Sikeston First Baptist Church where he was a deacon and ordained. ...
Ernest Hanor (10/01/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ernest L. Hanor, 78, died Oct. 1, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Lillian Downing (10/01/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lillian W. Downing, 89, died Sept. 30, 2005, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Manalla Ward (10/01/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Manalla Donoho Ward, 88, died Sept. 30, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 2, 1916, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lura Jones Donoho. On Oct. 23, 1933, in Portageville, she married Paul Ward who preceded her in death on May 20, 1995...
Helen Cornwell (10/21/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lily Helen Jackson "Granny" Cornwell, 87, died Oct. 20, 2005, at her home. Born May 26, 1918, in Perkins, daughter of the late Monroe and Rhoda E. Trout Jackson, she lived most of her life in East Prairie, where she was a member of the St. James General Baptist Church...
Josephine Kirkpatrick (10/21/05)
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Josephine Smithson Kirkpatrick, 82, formerly of East Prairie, died July 17, 2005, at her residence. Born March 6, 1922, in East Prairie, to the late Luther and Audie Ann Clapp Smithson, she had lived in Rancho Mirage for over 50 years...
Myrtle Newton (10/23/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Myrtle D. Newton, 72, formerly of Morehouse, who died Oct. 20, 2005, were: Mike Newton, Pat Newton, Patrick Newton, Shannon Newton, Mike Vails and Matt Hawkins.
Helen Cornwell (10/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lily Helen Jackson "Granny" Cornwell, 87, died Oct. 20, 2005, at her home. Born May 26, 1918, in Perkins, daughter of the late Monroe and Rhoda E. Trout Jackson, she lived most of her life in East Prairie, where she was a member of the St. James General Baptist Church. Granny as she was affectionately called by many whose lives she had touched enjoyed reading puzzles and sharing with you everyday experiences...
Orentlal Steward (10/23/05)
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Staff Sgt. Orentlal S. Steward, 29, died Oct. 9, 2005, in Misawa, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born April 26, 1976, in Dexter, Mo., son of Allen Rand of Portageville, Mo., and Betty Steward of Lilbourn, Mo., he was a member of the Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church, the men's choir and the single's ministry. ...
Gonda Buckalew (10/23/05)
SHREVEPORT, La. - Gonda Mae Buckalew, 70, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died Oct. 18, 2005, in Shreveport. Born May 20, 1935, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Henry and Evelyn Jewell Walker Cagle, she grew up in Missouri and graduated from Bloomfield High School. She was an active member of the Living Water Worship Center in Stonewall...
Scott Gaines (10/23/05)
PERRYVILLE - Norman Scott Gaines, 56, died Oct. 19, 2005, in Bexar County at San Antonio, Texas. Born Sept. 23, 1949, at Poplar Bluff, son of Helen Carney Gaines of Dexter and the late Woodrow Gaines, he was a veteran of the United States Navy, a member of the Masonic Lodge in St. Mary, a 32nd Degree Shriner in St. Louis and a member of the American Legion Post 0133 in Perryville. He was of the Baptist belief...
Norman Gaines (10/21/05)
PERRYVILLE - Norman Scott Gaines, 56, died Oct. 19, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Roberta Key (10/21/05)
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. - Roberta Grover Key, 71, formerly of Jackson, Mo., died Oct. 18, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. Born Sept. 2, 1934, in Mascotte, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie Stephen and Lowena Blanche Baker Grover. On Feb. 2, 1954, she married Thomas A. Key who survives of the home...
Myrtle Newton (10/21/05)
SIKESTON - Myrtle D. Newton, 72, formerly of Morehouse, died at 4 p.m. Oct. 20, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born June 28, 1933, in Idalia, daughter of the late Clyde "Cotton" and Mary Farmer Babb, she was a housewife and had worked 10 years with Himmelberger-Harrison Mfg. Co. in Morehouse...
Margaret McPherson (10/09/05)
BENTON - Margaret Evelyn McPherson, 82, died Oct. 7, 2005, at her residence. Born June 11, 1923, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Ernie and Edna Moore Rister, she was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton. She had worked for 11 years as a key punch operator at Rival Manufacturing and at Olin Mathis Ammunition Co. in Alton, Ill., during World War II...
Edward Mullins (10/07/05)
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Edward L. Mullins, 85, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Oct. 3, 2005, in Chicago. Born May 1, 1920, in Cordova, Tenn., son of the late Granville and Daisy Chambers Mullins, he was one of 12 children. A graduate of Woodstock High School in Tennessee, he received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture and education at Tennessee State University and a master's degree from Ball State University. ...
David Mulcahy (10/10/05)
SIKESTON - David Jerome Mulcahy, 81, died Oct. 8 2005, at his residence in Sikeston. Born Jan. 26, 1924, in Kennett, son of the late Paul and Dicie Lee Whitworth Mulcahy, he was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He graduated from Morehouse High School, attended Southeast Missouri State University and had been a pitcher for fast-pitch softball league. ...
Shirley Walker (10/21/05)
DEXTER - Shirley Arnold Walker, 67, died Oct. 20, 2005, near Dexter. Born Nov. 5, 1937, near Dexter, daughter of the late Walter David and Belva Roberts Arnold, she was employed as an inspector with Federal Mogul in Malden. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Bradley Shane and Robin Walker of Dexter; and two grandchildren, Seth Tyler Walker and Dustin Glenn Walker...
Jeanie Kneezle (10/21/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Alma "Jeanie" Kneezle, 73, formerly of Bell City, died Oct. 19, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 13, 1932, at Bell City, she was the daughter of the late Josh and Bertha Mayberry Kneezle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother...
R.L. Bryant (10/21/05)
SIKESTON - R. L. Bryant, 92, died Oct. 21, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 13, 1913, in Kewanee, daughter of the late Lee and Ellen McGlothin Bizzel, she was a member of Tanner Street Church of God where she was a nursery worker for many years. She had worked in the cafeteria of the old Middle School for Sikeston Public Schools before retiring...
Helen Reynolds (10/21/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston for Mary Helen Reynolds, 76, who died Oct. 18, 2005, will be: Matt Reynolds, Sam Reynolds, Lonnie Waldrup, Lynn Ingram, Windy Blackman, Clarence Gragert, Perry Waltrip and Jim Payne...
Helen Reynolds (10/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Mary Helen Reynolds, 76, died Oct. 18, 2005, at the Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 27, 1929, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of the late Theodore Charles and Addie Isabelle Bennett Birk, she was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church and served faithfully on the church's Altar Guild, Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Board of Evangelism during more than 50 years of membership. ...
Barbara Davis (10/20/05)
DEXTER - Barbara Redman Davis, 71, died Oct. 18, 2005, at her residence. Born Aug. 17, 1934, at Brownwood, daughter of the late Myrta Benton and Wilford "Dick" Redman, she was a homemaker and of the Nazarene belief. Survivors include: two sons, Terry Bollinger of Dexter and Mike Bollinger of Cuba; two daughters, Karen Watkins of Campbell and Sharon Tucker of Dexter; one brother, Bob Redman of Kennett; one sister, Sheila Portwood of Dexter; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...
Mae Wallace (10/20/05)
VANDUSER - Pallbearers for funeral services held today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, for Mae Wallace, 93, who died Oct. 18, 2005, were: Bob Wallace Jr., Bobby Wallace III, Hunter Eskew, Jamie Easter, Travis Wallace, Ben Easter, Danny Simpson, Mike Huddleson and David Shackles...
Hazel Murphy (10/20/05)
JACKSON - Hazel G. Miller Murphy, 84, died Oct. 18, 2005, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born My 29, 1921, in Glass, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Woody. In 1937, in Hayti, she married E.T. Miller, who preceded her in death May 15, 1968. In 1982, in Greensville, Texas, she married Kenneth Murphy, who preceded her in death Dec. 17, 1994...
Lyle Hardin (10/20/05)
PARMA - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted today at the First Baptist Church in Parma for Lyle Hardin, who died Oct. 18, 2005, were: Dale Hardin, Yancy Hardin, Carl Blackburn, Chris Blackburn, Keith Hardin and Bill Williams. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements...
Frank Sedlacek (10/20/05)
DEXTER - Frank Sedlacek, 79, died Oct. 18, 2005, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 6, 1926, in Jackson, Miss., son of the late Frank John and Josephine Johansen Sedlacek, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. ...
Bill Counts (10/20/05)
KEWANEE -- Bill Counts, 72, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 18, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Oct. 27, 1932, in Clay County, Ark., son of the late Clifford Henry and Alta Lamborn Counts, he lived in New Madrid and Mississippi Counties most of his life. He was a retired dry wall contractor...
Alma Kneezle (10/20/05)
DEXTER - Alma Kneezle, 73, died Oct. 19, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles- Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Michael Bissel (10/05/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Michael DeWayne Bissel, 27, died Oct. 3, 2005, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Dec. 18, 1977, in Hayti, son of John Michael "Earl" Bissel of Portageville and Patricia "Patty" Jones Birdwell of New Madrid, he was raised by Earl Bissel of Portageville...
Mary Mercer (10/05/05)
PANA, Ill. - Mary Mercer, 83, died at 2:20 a.m. Oct. 3, 2005, in Arcola Health Center in Arcola. Born Jan. 13, 1922, in Bertrand, Mo., daughter of the late Lawrence Wesley and Dorothy B. Sliger Mercer, she was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of God, Assumption. She was raised in Bertrand and moved to the Pana area around 1970...
Joshua Klipfel (10/05/05)
SCOTT CITY - Joshua Lawrence Klipfel, the infant son of James and LouCinda Copley Klipfel, died Oct. 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 7, 2005, in Cape Girardeau, he was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City...
Jewell Perkins (10/05/05)
SIKESTON - Jewell Perkins, 77, died Oct. 1, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 12, 1927, in Kewanee, daughter of the late J.B. and Pearl West Miller, she lived in Missouri all her life and was a member of Greer Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where she served in many capacities and on the Mother board...