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Obituaries from November 2005

Jeff McFall (11/03/05)
SCOTT CITY - Jeff Alan McFall, 44, formerly of Morley, died Nov. 1, 2005, at his residence. Born Dec. 15, 1960, in Sycamore, Ill., son of Ruby Denny Graham of Ava and the late John L. McFall, he was a truck driver for the Millington Trucking Company in Dexter and was a veteran of the United States Navy...
Burl Vines (11/03/05)
SIKESTON - Burl O. Vines, 79, died at 12:55 a.m. Nov. 3, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau due to injuries he sustained in a fall while working at a residence in Wappapello. Born Sept. 20, 1926, in Matthews, son of the late Guy and Golie Beardsley Vines, he owned and operated Vines Auto Repair Shop from 1974 to 1986. He was a farmer and residential carpenter for many years and attended Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Lillie Johnson (11/03/05)
SIKESTON - Lillie Mae Johnson, 79, died Oct. 31, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 16, 1926, in Bernie, daughter of the late Jonas and Emma Porter, she had lived in Southeast Missouri all her life and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grayridge...
R.F. Guerra (11/03/05)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services to be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston, for Dr. Renatto F. "Doc" Guerra, 84, who died Nov. 1, 2005, will be: John Guerra, James Guerra, Francis Duff, Jason Toon, Eric Toon, Kenneth Kenyon and Raymond "Buddy" Marshall...
Kathryn Matthews (11/03/05)
DEXTER - Kathryn Matthews, 65, died Nov. 3, 2005, at her home. Visitation is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter...
Thurman King (11/03/05)
DEXTER - Thurman King, 81, died Nov. 3, 2005, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Julio Lerma (11/03/05)
HOLCOMB -- Julio Romon Lerma, 27, died Nov. 1, 2005, at American Railcar Industries in Marmaduke, Ark. Born July 23, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio, son of Raynalda Lerma of Sikeston and Fay and Mary Manning of Tallapoosa, he was employed by American Railcar Industries and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Senath...
Louis Chadd (11/03/05)
SIKESTON - Louis Chadd, 66, died Nov. 1, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 25, 1939, in Kewanee, son of the late William Melvin and Dorothy Lands Chadd, he retired from the United States Navy after 21 years, and then worked as a truck driver for Big Lake Transport. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston...
Hondo Sauceda (11/02/05)
BELL CITY -- Alex "Hondo" Sauceda, 72, formerly of Oran, died at 1:11 a.m. Nov. 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 26, 1933, in Waco, Texas, son of the late Susie Valdex and Vidal Sauceda Sr., he was a retired farmer...
Dorothy Holmes (11/02/05)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Jean Holmes, 56, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5 p.m. Oct. 31, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 19, 1948, at East Prairie, daughter of Margaret J. Woods Maness of Sikeston and the late Curtis Oliver and George Maness, she lived in Sikeston most of her life and was employed with Cott Beverages...
Shannon Howell (11/02/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Shannon Dale Howell, who died on Oct. 30, 2005, were: Kenny Trout, Tom Walker, Don Walker, Mike Fritts, Curtis Musgraves and Wayne Becker. Honorary pallbearer was Wendell "Smitty" Smith...
Kevin Hammer (11/02/05)
CHICAGO - Kevin Bradley Hammer, 39, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Oct. 27, 2005, at his residence. Born March 20, 1966, in Mississippi County, he was the son of the late Billy Hammer and Betty Jean Cook Weems. Survivors include: four sisters, Theresa J. ...
Louis Chadd (11/02/05)
SIKESTON -- Louis Chadd, 66, died Nov. 1, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Bertie Cullins (11/02/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Bertie M. Cullins, 86, who died Oct. 31, 2005, will be: Scott Graham, Darrell Williams, Bob Williams, Dale Duncan, Dan Senter and Lee Dacus. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today with services to follow at 11 a.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
R.F. Guerra (11/02/05)
CHARLESTON -- Dr. Renatto F. "Doc" Guerra, 84, died at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 1, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 13, 1921, in Black Water, son of the late John B. and Louisa Baldasso Guerra, he was raised north of Kansas City and graduated from the Chicago School of Optometry in 1942. ...
Dorothy Holmes (11/01/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dorothy Jean Holmes, 56, died at 5 p.m. Oct. 31, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Tommie Hefner (11/01/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Tommie N. Hefner, 83, formerly of Sikeston, who died on Oct. 28, 2005, were: Billy Don Ramer, Rick Kesler, Loman Garner, Bill Hupp, John Schaffer and Dub Hefner...
Bertie Cullins (11/01/05)
SIKESTON - Bertie Margaret Cullins, 86, died at 11:50 a.m. Oct. 31, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born March 30, 1919, in Crowder, daughter of the late James William and Martha Ann Hodges Burns, she was a member of Tanner Street Church of God and had worked at the International Shoe Company in Sikeston...
Jeffery Brittain (11/01/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for Jeffery Lynn Brittian, who died Oct. 28, 2005, were: Thomas Lee, Roger Flanigan Jr., Steve Worley, Omer Hermes, Justin Hermes and Craig Shiver...
George Whitaker (11/01/05)
WAPPAPELLO -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel for George L. Whitaker who died on Oct. 27, 2005, were: Winford Whitaker, Robert Sonny Reed, Harold Lawrence, Dennis Parks, Frank Moman and Jim Blurton...
Thomas Hartle (11/01/05)
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. - Thomas M. Hartle, 75, died Oct. 26, 2005, at Connellsville. Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Missouri, son of the late Elmer Hartle and Carrie Stearns Hartle, he was of Sabbatarian belief. He was united in marriage to Shannon S. White, who survives of the home...
Omer Creech Jr. (11/01/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Omer Creech Jr., 78, formerly of Scott City, died at 12:10 a.m. Oct. 31, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 18, 1927, in Canton, son of the late Omer Everett and Virginia Laura Sloan Creech, he retired as principal of Chaffee Grade School in 1990. ...
R.F. Guerra (11/01/05)
CHARLESTON -- Dr. R.F. Guerra, 83, died at 9:25 a.m. Nov. 1, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Joanne Campbell (11/01/05)
HALLSVILLE - Gladys "Joanne" Campbell, 71, died Oct. 30, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center. Born Jan. 13, 1934, in Brunswick, the daughter of the late Homer and Gladys Reichers Rogers, she was a member of the Hallsville Methodist Church and the Eastern Star...
Louis Christopher (11/23/05)
LILBOURN - Louis Christopher, 91, died Nov. 23, 2005, at Beverly Health Care Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Carroll Robertson (11/23/05)
SIKESTON - Carroll Robertson, 91, died Nov. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 18, 1914, in Washington, Mo., son of the late Gracie L. and Alvina Fahrendorf Robertson, he was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 224, the Eagles Aerie 3319, the Veterans of Foreign Wars 5368, and played drums in the Rhythm Airs and original Senior All Stars. ...
Lora Whittenburg (11/23/05)
MALDEN - Lora Whittenburg, 91, died Nov. 22, 2005, at Malden Nursing Center in Malden. Born May 18, 1914, in Gray Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mr. Theddeous Bryant. On Dec. 17, 1928, in New Madrid, she married Orby C. Whittenburg, who preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1980...
Sally Kirby (11/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sally Ann Linley Kirby, 41, died at 11:45 p.m. Nov. 20, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 6, 1964, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Dick and Maude L. Jackson Linley, she lived all her life in Mississippi County and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Jack Phillps (11/23/05)
DOGWOOD - Elvin D. "Jack" Phillips, 92, died at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 29, 1913, in Dogwood, son of the late Thomas M. and Bernettia Ann Johnson Phillips, he retired from General Motors in Detroit and returned to Dogwood where he was a school bus driver for the R-2 School District and member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church...
Margaret Lee (11/20/05)
SIKESTON - Margaret Elizabeth Lee, 85, died Nov. 17, 2005, at West Ridge Place in Sikeston. Born Feb. 7, 1920, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Ira and Anna Bacher Jones, she was a member for over 76 years of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she served from 1964 to 1996 as church clerk and from 1973 to 1996 as Sunday school secretary. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi...
Patricia Brickhaus (11/20/05)
DEXTER - Patricia Brickhaus, 51, died Nov. 16, 2005, in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Louis. Born July 29, 1954, at Perryville, daughter of the late Walter Mathew and Mildred Flora Ochs Brickhaus, she was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter, where she was a member of the choir and served as church organist, a teacher at T.S. ...
Lawrence Glaus (11/20/05)
BENTON - Lawrence "Larry" Glaus, 65, died Nov. 18, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Norma Stephens (11/20/05)
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Norma Stephens, 74, formerly of Dexter, died Nov. 18, 2005, in the Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. Born Sept. 28, 1931, at Lexington, Tenn., daughter of the late John H. and Guy Eula Corbitt Ayers, she was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brooksville and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Roy McAnulty (11/20/05)
SIKESTON - Roy Allen McAnulty, 82, died Nov. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 22, 1923, in Pope County, Ark., near Russellville, son of the late Robert Allen and Marquerette Young McAnulty, he had lived in Southeast Missouri since 1942 and had resided for the past 20 years in Sikeston. ...
Eugene Parks (11/20/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Friday, at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter, for Eugene Ernest Parks, who died on Nov. 14, 2005, were: Harold Foster, Dale Rogers, Jim Jarrell, Bobby Parks, Ben Holt and Tony Thurkill.
Clarence Job (11/20/05)
KELSO - Clarence "Butch" Job, 72, died Nov. 18, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Louise McBride (11/21/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mildred "Louise" McBride, 90, died Nov. 20, 2005, at her home in East Prairie. Born March 20, 1915, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Edna Crosser Meate. Her husband, Jesse McBride, preceded her in death...
Burtch Job (11/21/05)
KELSO -- Clarence Arthur "Butch" Job, 72, died at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 18, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 22, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Arthur and Ella Schwabb Job, he was a rail road conductor for Cotton Belt. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso and Knights of Columbus Council 6420 of Scott City...
Carroll Robertson (11/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Carroll Robertson, 91, died Nov. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Samantha Vaughn (11/21/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Samantha Gail Vaughn, 23, who died Nov. 15, 2005, were: Ray McCluskey, Jimmy Bolin, Travis Vincent, Cary Grant Jones, Daniel Reinbott and Ronnie Reynolds...
Sally Kirby (11/21/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sally Linley Kirby, 41, died at 11:45 p.m. Nov. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
J.B. Benson (11/21/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - James Byron "J.B." Benson, 94, died Nov. 19, 2005, at his home. Visitation is after 5:30 p.m. until time of memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with Elizabeth Wilson officiating, at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Marcella Swinney (11/21/05)
ALTON, Ill. - Marcella Swinney, 84, died at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 19, 2005, at Eunice C. Smith Nursing Home in Alton. Born Feb. 7, 1921, in Alton, daughter of the late Mark and Elizabeth Bray Brueggeman, she retired from Alton Unit School District 11 in 1984 after nine years of food service. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, VFW Post 138 Ladies Auxiliary and was an Alton Area Toast Mistress...
Larry Glaus (11/21/05)
BENTON - Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Glaus, 65, died Nov. 18, 2005, at his residence. Born Nov. 8, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, son of Virginia M. LeGrand Glaus of Benton and the late Lawrence Glaus, he was an equipment installer with Western Electric and Falcon Communications and a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton and the Eagles Club Aerie 4206 in Sikeston...
Virginia Penton (11/28/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Virginia Penton, 86, formerly of Herrin, Ill., died Nov. 28, 2005, in Beverly Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Tom Sloan (11/28/05)
LILBOURN -- Tom Sloan, 88, died Nov. 28, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Rentha Cohen (11/28/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rentha Cohen, 82, died at 1:10 p.m. Nov. 27, 2005, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
James Brown (11/28/05)
DEXTER - James Brown, 65, died Nov. 28, 2005, in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Julia Harris (11/28/05)
SIKESTON -- Julia "Judy" Norwood Harris, 76, died Nov. 26, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 10, 1929, in Batesville, Miss., daughter of the late Selma M. and Bertha Anderson Norwood, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston and had worked with her husband at Harris Pharmacy until retirement in 2001...
Kenny Majors (11/28/05)
PAULINA, La. - Robert Kindred "Kenny" Majors, 62, died Oct. 3, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 8, 1943, at St. Mary's Hospital in Cairo, Ill., son of the late Robert Raymond and Alma Doris Nix Majors, the family resided with his grandparents, Kin and Myrtle Majors, at the time of his birth. ...
Julius Payne (11/28/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Julius N. Payne, 89, formerly of Cahokia, Ill., died at 2:30 a.m. Nov. 27, 2005, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan 18, 1916, in Warm Springs, Ark., son of the late John Wesley and Lola Madaline Flannigan Payne, he lived in East Prairie since 1995 after moving from Cahokia where he operated Payne's Roofing Company. He was of the Baptist belief...
Virginia Hopgood (11/25/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Virginia Hopgood, 77, died Nov. 24, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lena Hicks (11/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Lena Hicks, 74, died Nov. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Carroll Robertson (11/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Carroll Robertson, 91, who died Nov. 20, 2005, will be: Larry Floyd, J.D. Moore, John Trinka, Jerry Bryant, Gene Stroud and Chester Kordahl. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Charlene Armes (11/25/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Charlene E. Armes, 86, died Nov. 23, 2005, in the Oakdale Care Center. Born Feb. 20, 1919, at Dexter, daughter of the late John Webb and Zelia Barham Baker, she was a homemaker and a member of the Essex Missionary Baptist Church. On Dec. 25, 1937, at Dexter, she married George Wilbur Armes who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1986...
Macie Dunn (11/25/05)
ADVANCE -- Macie Dunn, 87, died at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 27, 1918, in Lake County, Tenn., daughter of the late Maud and Isabell Barber Andrews, she was a homemaker, had worked as a certified nurse's assistant at Bell City Nursing Home, and attended the Bell City General Baptist Church...
Louis Christopher (11/25/05)
LILBOURN -- Louis Edward Christopher, 91, died Nov. 23, 2005, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born Sept. 12, 1914, in Lilbourn, son of the late J.C. and Katie Clendon Christopher, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, a member of the Church of God in Lilbourn and had been owner and operator of Christopher Station in Lilbourn before retiring...
Sandy Brown (11/30/05)
DEXTER -- James Haskell "Sandy" Brown, 65, died Nov. 28, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 1, 1940, in Bernie, son of Eula Latham Brown of rural Dexter and the late Haskell Brown, he was a former journeyman lineman for REA and a former long distance truck driver. A veteran of the United States Navy, he was of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) belief and attended the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Teddy Walker (11/30/05)
CARLISLE, Ark. - Teddy Randy Walker, 64, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 27, 2005 and entered Glory. Born May 7, 1941, to the late Floyd and Bessie Walker, he served his country in the United State Army for 1960-1963. As a devoted husband and a loving and caring Dad, he leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Paullester Walker; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Johnny Jones and Terry and Michael Gordon; three sons and daughters-...
Kenny Darter (11/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth Dean "Kenny" Darter, 59, died at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 29, 2005 at his home following an extended illness. Born Oct. 30, 1946, in Matthews, son of the late Grady Norman and Mary Paralee Bratton Darter, he was a 1964 graduate of Matthews High School and served in the Missouri National Guard 1140th Engineer Battalion for seven years. He was a procurement agent and supervisor with the Missouri Department of Transportation for 29 years until his retirement in 1998...
Virginia Penton (11/30/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Virginia M. Penton, 86, died Nov. 28, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 2, 1919, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Andy Elmer and Fannie Clementine Bolin Rankin, she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bogalusa, La., where she was also a member of the Eastern Star. She was a housewife and former resident of Herrin, Ill...
Mark Wallace (11/22/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Victor Mark Wallace, 37, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005. Born Feb. 4, 1968, in Sikeston, to the late Robert H. and Nola M. Wallace of Sikeston, he was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Christie of Walnut Creek, Calif., and a brother, Robert C. Wallace of Biloxi, Miss...
Jack Phillips (11/22/05)
DOGWOOD - Elvin (Jack) Phillips, 92, died Nov. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Roy McAnulty (11/22/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for the Rev. Roy Allen McAnulty, who died Nov. 17, 2005, were: James McAnulty, Terry McAnulty, Michael McAnulty, Brad McAnulty, Mark McAnulty, Jonathan McAnulty, Andrew McAnulty, Jason Parker, Stephen Miller, Jodie Noes, Steve Parks and David York...
Clarence Howard (11/22/05)
LAFORGE - Clarence Ottis Howard, 42, died Nov. 21, 2005, at his home. Born Dec. 21, 1962, he was the son of the late Ottis W. and Dorothy E. Flint Howard. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Howard. Survivors include: one son, Clarence Ottis Howard Jr. ...
Grover Caldwell (11/22/05)
DEXTER - Grover Alvin Caldwell, 84, died Nov. 21, 2005, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born March 21, 1921, at Puxico, son of the late Ova A. and Orpha L. Carter Caldwell, he was a member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church and a carpenter for many years...
Essie Mullins (11/22/05)
WYATT - Essie Lavenia Mullins, 86, died at 10:08 p.m. Nov. 20, 2005, in Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 18, 1919, in Wyatt, daughter of the late Tandy Baxter and Elsie Mae St. Clair Murphy, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a retired baker of North Lake, Ill. She was of the Baptist belief...
Lottie Gunn (11/22/05)
DEXTER - Lottie Mae Gunn, 81, died Nov. 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 9, 1924, in Bryant, daughter of the late George W. and Ada Stark Clark, she had lived in the Dexter area all her life and was raised by her grandmother, the late Rhoda Caroline Stark. She had attended Dexter Public Schools and was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 58 years and sang in the church choir...
Byron Benson (11/22/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - James Byron "J.B." Benson, 94, died Nov. 19, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 30, 1911, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late James Crosby and Buelah Kelly Benson, he was a retired Massey-Ferguson farm equipment dealer and a Missouri Century Farm farmer. He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed cooking wild game...
Flossie Passwater (11/29/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Flossie Riddle Passwater, 72, died Nov. 25, 2005, at B and B Hospital in Lewes, Del. Born Nov. 20, 1933, in Hogwaller, Tenn., daughter of the late Emanuel and Vannie Belch Pardon, she worked as a beautician for Stella Bess for several years, before opening a salon in her home. In 1981, she moved to Delaware where she worked for C.K. Hairport and Hair Dimensions...
Leona Thompson (11/29/05)
CHARLESTON - Leona Chappell Thompson, 88, died at 11:24 a.m. Nov. 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 31, 1917, in Marion, Ky., daughter of the late George and Anne Long Watson, she had lived most of her life in Charleston, where she was employed for 30 years in the Bottoming Department of the Brown Shoe Company until her retirement and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church...
Joe Lasater (11/29/05)
MURRAY, Ky. - Joe Franklin Lasater, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 24, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 22, 1931, in Puryear, Tenn., son of the late Enoch H. and Ida Bell Miller Lasater, he had attended Sikeston Public Schools and was retired from Freed Cotham Sheet Metal Company in Murray. He was a member of Murray First Baptist Church and Murray Lodge 105 FM and AM...
Cletus Givens (11/29/05)
DELTA - Cletus N. Givens, 87, died at 7:19 p.m. Nov. 27, 2005 at Jackson Manor in Jackson. Born Jan. 3, 1918, in Delta, son of the late Ancil Ivan and Grace Wilson Givens, he was a retired farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta, where he served as a deacon...
Rentha Cohen (11/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rentha Dell Cohen, 82, died at 1:10 p.m. Nov. 27, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 18, 1923, in Scranton, Ark. to the late Eli Walker and Rosey Snow Hunt, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. On Sept. 15, 1946, at the Church of the Nazarene in Matthews, she married Francis Cohen, who survives of the home in Bertrand...
Shirley Hayes (11/29/05)
MARSTON -- Shirley Dawn Hayes, 70, died Nov. 27, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 26, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Mamie Fincher. On June 23, 1956, in Hernando, Miss., she married Bernard Hayes who survives of the home...
Tom Sloan (11/29/05)
LILBOURN - Tom Sloan, 88, died Nov. 28, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 14, 1917, in Hornbeak, Tenn., son of the late Everett L. and Alice Lela Sloan, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Lilbourn. A World War II Army veteran, having served as a German translator, he was a pressman for the SEMO News in Lilbourn and later delivered the Sikeston Standard-...
Kenneth Darter (11/29/05)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth Darter, 59, died Nov. 29, 2005, at his home in Sikeston following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Elita Owen (11/18/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Elita M. Owen, 105, died Nov. 17, 2005, in Sikeston. Born Jan. 11, 1900, in Hardin County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Sarah Wade and Benjamin Norris Duke. Her husband, William R. Owen, preceded her in death on July 31, 1971...
Betty Hamilton (11/18/05)
SIKESTON - Betty Louise Hamilton, 76, died at 7 p.m. Nov. 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1929, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Robert Reece and Eva Marie Summers Lancaster, she was a homemaker and worked for the White-...
Roy McAnulty (11/18/05)
DEXTER - Roy Allen McAnulty, 82, died Nov. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday.
Katherine Cossey (11/18/05)
MOREHOUSE - Katherine Cossey, 83, died at 1:28 p.m. Nov. 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 10, 1922, in Ripley, Tenn., daughter of the late Williams and Clara Midget Kellick, she was a homemaker and restaurant cook for Ramada Inn and Lambert's Cafe for 25 years and a member of the First Oneness Pentecostal Church of Morehouse...
Alice Richardson (11/18/05)
CHAFFEE -- Alice Gertrude Richardson, 86, died Nov. 17, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 24, 1919, in Randles, daughter of the late Tony and Mary Margaret Patterson Menz, she had worked at the Bell City Nursing Home and was a member of Randles Free Trinity Pentecostal Church...
Norma Stephens (11/18/05)
DEXTER - Norma Stephens, 74, a former resident of Dexter, died Nov. 18, 2005, in the Hernando Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Nellie Carr (11/18/05)
SIKESTON -Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Nellie Mae Carr, who died on Nov. 15, 2005, are: Bill Brammer, David Lloyd, Jerry Carr, Glenn Wilburn, Glenn Pinkerton and Danny Grogan.
Josie Ray (11/18/05)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Josie A. Ray, 66, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died Nov. 10, 2005, in Portland. Born Nov. 30, 1938, in Swiftown, Miss., to the late Robert and Jessie Mae Johnson, she lived in Portland for the last 31 years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Lena Hicks (11/27/05)
SIKESTON - Lena Hicks, 74, died Nov. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 22, 1931, in Birds Corner to the late Jim and Charlotte Grace Brannon, she was employed by Shuffitts Nursing Home, El-Capri Motel and Joel Montgomery. She was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Virginia Hopgood (11/27/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Virginia Hopgood, 77, died at 1:15 p.m. Nov. 24, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 12, 1927, at Newlton, La., daughter of the late Hogan and Junie Tiner Thatcher, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a retired cashier and manager of the First Bank of East Prairie and a member of the Church of Christ...
Margaret L. Fisher (11/27/05)
DEXTER -- Margaret L. Fisher, 87, died Nov. 23, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 12, 1918, in Sikeston to the late William M. Fisher and Carrie Wilson Fisher, she was a longtime member of and served as a Sunday school teacher at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. She retired after 43 years of service with Southwestern Bell in Sikeston and St. Louis...
Vicki Renfro (11/27/05)
BENTON -- Vicki Lynn Renfro, 50, died Nov. 23, 2005, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 5, 1955, at Dexter to Audy Page of Chaffee and the late Lynn Pry, she was a 1973 graduate of Bloomfield High School and employed at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Cape Girardeau...
Julia Harris (11/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Julia Harris, 76, died Nov. 26, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lonnie Jones (11/27/05)
KEWANEE -- Lonnie Jones, 56, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 2005. He was born Aug. 9, 1949, in Kennett, one of three children born to Fern Jones Botsch of Bernie and the late Wallace Jones. He was a member of the Kewanee United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities...
Dale Reeves (11/27/05)
KELSO -- Dale Vincent Reeves, 82, died Nov. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1923, in Illmo, son of the late Luther Lelander and Martha Marie Davis Reeves, he was owner of Dale V. Reeves Painting Co. A veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. ...
Elita Owen (11/17/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Elita M. Owen, 105, died Nov. 17, 2005, at Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Margaret Lee (11/17/05)
SIKESTON - Margaret Elizabeth Lee, 85, died Nov. 17, 2005, at West Ridge Place in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Essie Griffin (11/17/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Wednesday under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter for Essie Jewell Griffin who died on Nov. 11, 2005, were: Charles Griffin, Jerry Griffin, Larry Griffin, Danny Griffin, Bob Griffin, and Charles Corlew...
Jessie Freeland (11/17/05)
SIKESTON - Jessie Marie Freeland, 82, died at 7:36 a.m. Nov. 15, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Sept. 19, 1923, at Commerce to the late Issac and Mary Inman, she was a retired housekeeper for Missouri Delta Medical Center and Hunter Acres Nursing Home in Sikeston...
Nellie Carr (11/17/05)
WINFIELD - Nellie Mae Carr, 84, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11 p.m. Nov. 15, 2005, at Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy. Born Jan. 18, 1921, to the late Thomas and Dolly Kitrel McElreath, she attended Calvary Assembly of God Church in Winfield, and while residing in Sikeston, she attended the First Assembly of God Church...
Mary Knight Cox (11/17/05)
DEXTER - Mary Cox, 84, died Nov. 14, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, Ill. Born March 18, 1921, at Goshen, Ark., daughter of the late William R. and Margaret Berry Knight, she was a retired secretary for Missouri State Probation and Parole in Dexter and Sikeston and a member of Southwest Church of Nazarene in Dexter and the Dexter Memorial Hospital Auxiliary...
Samantha Vaughn (11/17/05)
DEXTER - Samantha Gail Vaughn, 23, died Nov. 15, 2005, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bloomfield. Born Oct. 30, 1982, daughter of the late Elaine Vaughn Northern, she had lived in Dexter all her life and was a licensed medical technician. She had worked at Beverly Health and Rehab Center and Central Gardens in Dexter...
Mark Rowe (11/17/05)
MOBERLY -- Mark Orlando Rowe, 41, formerly of Howardville, died Nov. 11, 2005, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Born Oct. 23, 1964, in Lilbourn, son of Margaret McMorkle Rowe of Howardville and the late Jettie "J.B." Rowe, he was a 1983 graduate of Lilbourn High School and attended the Monument of Grace Church in Columbia...
Robert Box Jr. (11/17/05)
PRINCETON, Ind. -- Robert Box Jr., 76, died Nov. 15, 2005, in St. Lukes Hospital in Houston. Born April 20, 1929, in Portageville, Mo., son of the late Robert and Etta Jones Box, he was of the First Church of God faith and a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War...
Norris Grissom (11/17/05)
BENTON, Ky. -- Norris Ray Grissom, 63, formerly of Mississippi County (Mo.), died at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2005, in the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray. Born June 15, 1942, son of Gollie Grissom of Gideon and the late Lois Grissom, he was a former Mississippi County Sheriff and was with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 15 years. He also sold insurance for Mass Mutual and was a radio vendor...
James Duke (11/17/05)
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- James Leslie Duke, 74, died at 1:20 p.m. Nov. 12, 2005, in the Ocean Springs Hospital. Born Dec. 19, 1930, in Harrisburg, Ill., son of the late Hardy Wilson and Daisy Cummins Duke, he had lived for the past 33 years in Ocean Springs where he was member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 42. He was a retired machinist and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Korean War...
Syble Brock (11/17/05)
LILBOURN -- Syble Irene Brock, 85, died Nov. 14, 2005, at her home in Lilbourn. Born May 15, 1920, in Yell County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Barbara Millard. On Oct. 8, 1938, in New Madrid, she married James Elton Brock who preceded her in death in 1984...
Robert Box Jr. (11/16/05)
PRINCETON, Ind. -- Robert Box Jr., 76, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Nov. 15, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, Texas. Born April 20, 1929, in Portageville, son of the late Etta Jones and Robert Box Sr., he was a member of the First Church of God Faith...
Jessie Freeland (11/16/05)
SIKESTON - Jessie Marie Freeland, 82, died at 7:36 a.m. Nov. 15, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Sept. 19, 1923, at Commerce to the late Issac and Mary Inman, she was a retired housekeeper for Missouri Delta Medical Center and Hunter Acres Nursing Home in Sikeston...
Samantha Vaughn (11/16/05)
DEXTER -- Samantha Gail Vaughn, 23, died Nov. 15, 2005, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bloomfield. Born Oct. 30, 1982, n Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Elaine Vaughn Northern. Arrangements are incomplete at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Dexter...
William Rose (11/16/05)
DEXTER - William L. Rose, 73, died Nov. 13, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Feb. 3, 1932, at Toledo, Ohio, to the late Escho Burr Rose and Clarsie E. Rennison Rose, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War and a semi-truck driver...
Eugene Parks (11/16/05)
DEXTER - Eugene Ernest Parks, 84, died Nov. 14, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 1, 1921, in Chaffee, son of the late Emmett and Ora Seager Parks, he had lived in Southeast Missouri and the Dexter area all his life. He had worked as a carpenter and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was of the Baptist belief...
Lourene Thacker (11/16/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lourene Caldwell Thacker, 85, died Nov. 13, 2005, in Kennett. Born Feb. 4, 1920, in Chickasaw County, Miss., daughter of the late William Wesley and Nora Hoke Caldwell, she was a member of College Hill Baptist Church in Calhoun County, Miss., but attended the Boekerton Baptist Church in Portageville. She was a homemaker...
Randy Lemonds (11/16/05)
DELTA - Randy Lee Lemonds, 49, died at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 14, 2005, at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, Ill. Born Sept. 9, 1956, in Flint, Mich., son of Ronald and Wanda Shrum Lemonds of Delta, he was employed as a concrete finisher with Mayfield Concrete in St. Louis...
Burl Vines (11/04/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled at 10:30 Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Burl O. Vines, 79, who died on Nov. 3, 2005, will be: Jim Null, Tom Ayers, Jim McNiell, Ed Patterson, Harold Beaird and Keith Bateman. Honorary pallbearers will be: Chuck Grant, Leonard Barnes and Jerry Shy...
Vera Warren (11/06/05)
DEXTER - Vera Mae Warren, 84, died Nov. 3, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Aug. 28, 1921, at Campbell to the late Luther and Ora Miller Oliver, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. A former welder with Emerson Electric in St. Louis and a former paster with the International Shoe Co. in Dexter, she was a babysitter in Dexter for several years...
Opal Jeffers (11/06/05)
BROOKEVILLE, Ohio -- Opal Lee Melton Jeffers, 79, died Oct. 26, 2005, at a nursing home in Brookeville. Born April 19, 1926, in Appleton, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Elena Reynolds Melton Sr. In 1945, she married Elmer Dean Jeffers who preceded her in death in 2000...
Arthur Gloth (11/06/05)
WHITEWATER -- Arthur W. Gloth, 69, died Nov. 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 13, 1936, at Whitewater, son of the late William and Edith Snider Gloth, he was a 1955 graduate of Delta High School. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith...
Shirley Tidwell (11/06/05)
SIKESTON - Shirley L. Tidwell, 74, died Nov. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 1, 1931, in Fayette, Ala., son of the late Lewis and Mamie Fowler Tidwell, he was a retired farmer and factory worker and a member of the American Legion and Eagles, in Sikeston...
Richard Forbey (11/06/05)
CHARLESTON -- Richard F. Forbey, 91, died at 3:43 a.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Carrie Teeter (11/06/05)
DEXTER -- Carrie Teeter, 91, died Nov. 5, 2005, at the Cypress Point Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Milton Powell (11/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Milton Powell died Nov. 5, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lela Mann (11/06/05)
DEXTER -- Lela Pauline Mann, 88, died Nov. 4, 2005, at the Cypress Point Healthcare. Born May 14, 1917, at Benton, Ky., daughter of the late Paul and Eveco Hughes Chambers, she had been a cook at the Dudley School and cleaned houses. On Nov. 7, 1931, at New Madrid, she married Lowell Mann who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1996...
Doris Jean Wray (11/06/05)
TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Doris Jean Wray, 74, formerly of Mississippi County, Missouri, died at 10:10 a.m. Nov. 3, 2005, in the Florida Hospital in Orlando. Born June 25, 1931, at Paducah, Ky., daughter of the late Clyde Taylor and Ruby Gaither Laird, she lived in Titusville for the past 15 years after moving from St. Louis...
Greg Parrott (11/06/05)
IMPERIAL - Greg L. Parrott, 46, died at 1:20 p.m. Nov. 4, 2005, at the Cori Manor Nursing Home in Fenton following an extended illness. Born April 4, 1959, in St. Louis, son of Don and Lois Terrell Parrott of Imperial, he had previously worked as a master mechanic for the Hostess Bread Co...
Gerald Brown (11/06/05)
PERRYVILLE -- Rev. Gerald J. Brown, 78, died Nov. 2, 2005, at St. Mary's Seminary. Born Sept. 10, 1927, at St. Louis, son of the late Alva W. and Josephine McMahon Brown, he was an ordained Roman Catholic priest. On May 22, 1957, he was ordained priest at St. ...
Lela Mann (11/04/05)
DEXTER - Lela Mann, 88, died Nov. 4, 2005, at the Cypress Point Healthcare. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Therman King (11/04/05)
DEXTER -- Rev. Therman Lee King, 81, died Nov. 3, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 4, 1924, at Swinton, son of the late Herman and Edith Proffer King, he had served as a pastor for 47 years, the past 20 years as pastor for the Faith General Baptist Church in Morehouse. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Okinawa during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He had worked as a farmer, business owner and had been a member of the ASCS County Committee...
William Acord (11/04/05)
DEXTER - William E. Acord, 73, died Nov. 1, 2005, in the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center at St. Louis. Born March 13, 1932, at Dexter, son of the late Arthur Bertis and Pearl Mae Howell Acord, he had worked for over 30 years for Adams and McCord Paint Contractors in Dexter and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War...
James Lankford (11/04/05)
DELTA -- James Lankford, 48, died at 4:55 a.m. Nov. 3, 2005, at Beverly Health Care Center in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 4, 1957, at Fort Worth, Texas, son of the late William James and Janet White Lankford, he was employed as a truck driver for Convanant Trucking. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Vera Warren (11/04/05)
DEXTER - Vera Mae Warren, 84, died Nov. 3, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Kathryn Matthews (11/04/05)
DEXTER - Kathryn Lucille Matthews, 66, died Nov. 3, 2005, at her home near Dexter. Born March 22, 1939, at Parma, daughter of Madge Brown Noyes of Cape Girardeau and the late Drexel Noyes, she was a member of the New Hope General Baptist Church near Essex and a bookkeeper for 33 years with the Production Credit Association...
John Tinsley Sr. (11/06/05)
SIKESTON -- John Ellis Tinsley Sr., 48, died Nov. 4, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 4, 1957, at Cape Girardeau, son of Bernice Goins Tinsley Ashby of Sikeston and the late John Wesley Tinsley, he was a lifelong resident of Sikeston where he attended the Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church. He had worked in construction and for Uptown Shell...
Shirley Tidwell (11/04/05)
SIKESTON - Shirley L. Tidwell, 74, died Nov. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 1, 1931, in Fayette, Ala., son of the late Lewis and Mamie Fowler Tidwell, he was a retired farmer and factory worker and a member of the American Legion and Eagles in Sikeston...
Lillie Johnson (11/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lillie Mae Johnson who died on Oct. 31, 2005, were: George Reed, Joe Reed, Elmer Clark, Frank Dyes, Leon Johnson and Floyd Wade Jr.
Inez Bruce (11/07/05)
LILBOURN -- Inez Briggs Bruce, 86, died Nov. 5, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 17, 1919, in Nashoba, Okla., daughter of the late Clifton and Myrtle Donica Briggs, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Bruce, on May 17, 1967; and by four sisters and one brother...
Rogers Rhoades (11/08/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Rogers Irene Rhoades, 78, died Nov. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 18, 1927, in Decatur, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Fera Morgan and Locie Jones. On Jan. 16, 1946, in Bragg City, she married J.D. Dewey "Slim" Rhoades who preceded her in death...
Dick Forbey (11/07/05)
CHARLESTON -- Richard F. "Dick" Forbey, 91, died at 3:43 a.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1914, in Charleston, son of the late Arch and Ora Locker Forbey, he had lived in Charleston his entire life. ...
George Orr (11/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for George W. Orr, 80, who died Nov. 6, 2005, will be: George "W.D." Orr, Robert A. Orr, Bryan Dial, Mike Tackett, Eddie Stinnett and Terry Gordon. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Morehouse with the Rev. Randy Conn officiating...
David Hill (11/08/05)
SIKESTON -- David Michael Hill, 33, died Nov. 8, 2005, at his home following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Grover O'Hara (11/08/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Grover M.K. O'Hare, 64, died Nov. 5, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center in Jacksonville. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.
Earline Manar (11/07/05)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Earline Griggs Manar, 80, formerly of Mississippi County (Mo.), died at 6:29 p.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston, Mo.
Milton Powell (11/07/05)
SIKESTON - Milton Powell, 75, died Nov. 5, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 29, 1929, in Atala, Ala., son of the late Ollie Andrew and Bertha Lee Hannah Powell Sr., he was of the Pentecostal faith and a stock car enthusiast. He had been a self-employed auto mechanic in New Madrid and later worked for the Sikeston Motor Company. He had owned and operated Powell's Auto Repair for many years before retiring...
Willia Wilmath (11/07/05)
DEXTER -- Willa Wilmath, 72, died Nov. 6, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Parisea Zook (11/07/05)
SIKESTON - Parisea Lee Zook, 95, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:10 p.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1910, in Rector, Ark., daughter of the late Jake and Willie Calhoun Latham, she had owned and operated the Cream Cone Drive Inn and the Paris Cafe in East Prairie, worked as a foster grandparent for Sikeston Head Start and the New Dawn State School, and had previously attended Calvary Temple Church in Sikeston...
Clarence Wilhite (11/07/05)
DEXTER -- Clarence Wesley Wilhite, 84, died Nov. 6, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 8, 1920, at Wilhite, La., son of the late Benjamin Oliver and Claudia Moore Wilhite, he was a self-employed farmer and mechanic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served 39 months in World War II of which 29 months were spent as a surgical technician in the 52nd field hospital in the Solomon Islands and Philippines...
Larry Sumner (11/07/05)
NEW MADRID -- Larry "Summertime" Sumner, 51, died Nov. 4, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Oct. 30, 1954, in New Madrid County, son of the late Earl and Beulah Sumner. On Oct. 27, 1995, in New Madrid, he married Christina Jenkins who survives of the home...
Carrie Teeter (11/07/05)
DEXTER - Carrie Pauline Teeter, 91, died Nov. 5, 2005, at the Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Sept. 10, 1914, at Braggadocio, daughter of the late Wilce Tinsley and Dora Faircloth Waldrop, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield...
George Orr (11/07/05)
SIKESTON -- George W. Orr, 80, died at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 16, 1925, in Lexa, Ark., son of the late William Eugene and Kydell Lizzie Mae Tull Orr, he served in the U.S. Army and was called "Iron Orr" as he proudly served his country in World War II as a Cannoneer. ...
Dorris Cannon (11/07/05)
SIKESTON - Dorris Cannon, 63, died Nov. 7, 2005, at her residence in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Willa Wilmath (11/08/05)
DEXTER -- Willa D. Wilmath, 72, died Nov. 6, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Oct. 25, 1933, at Parma, daughter of Audie Chapman Burnett of Dexter and the late Boyd Burnett, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and the former owner of the Wilmath Rest Home in Dexter...
Zelma Findley (11/07/05)
ESSEX - Zelma Arith Findley, 86, died Nov. 5, 2005, at the Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Sept. 11, 1919, in Victor, Ark., daughter of the late James and Margaret Ford Boyd, she had lived in Essex for the past 58 years and was a member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God near Essex...
Doris Cannon (11/08/05)
SIKESTON - Doris J. Cannon, 63, died at 3 a.m. Nov. 7, 2005, at her home. Born March 29, 1942, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Albert and Erma Flippo Hurley, she had worked as a nurses aid at Green Meadows Retirement Home in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Betty Purser (11/08/05)
NEW MADRID - Betty Purser, 73, died Nov. 7, 2005 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home.
Agnes Collier (11/08/05)
CHARLESTON - Agnes Noland Collier, 87, died at 10:40 p.m. Nov. 7, 2005, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Greg Parrott (11/08/05)
IMPERIAL - Pallbearers for services for Greg L. Parrott, 46, who died on Nov. 4, 2005, were: Keith Wooten, Joe Wooten, Mike Genther, Harry Pratt, Rick Parrott and Chuck Hill. Services were held Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery...
George Banks (11/15/05)
BERTRAND - George Junior Banks, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:20 a.m. Nov. 13, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 23, 1927, in New Madrid County to the late Luther and Birdie Baker Banks, he lived most of his life in New Madrid and Mississippi counties and was a retired farmer...
Jessie Freeland (11/15/05)
MINER -- Jessie Marie Freeland, 82, died at 7:36 a.m. Nov. 15, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Jonelle Walker (11/15/05)
BERNIE - Jonelle Walker, 78, died Nov. 13, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Aug. 22, 1927, at Holcomb, daughter of the late Richard and Vallie Lowe Oates, she was a housewife and of the Baptist belief. On Feb. 9, 1948, at Pontiac, Mich., she married Edward Lee Walker, who preceded her in death...
Diane Coffer (11/15/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel of Dexter for Diane Coffer, 54, who died Nov. 11, 2005, were: Jason Groves, Rick Lane, Gary Sides, Dean Sides, Steve Kinder and Keith Miller.
C.M. "Buddy" Sikes (11/15/05)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Clarence Marvin "Buddy" Sikes, 84, died Nov. 12, 2005, in Colorado Springs. Born Feb. 13, 1921, in Matthews, Mo., he was the son of the late Ross and Hazel Watkins Sikes. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was decorated for his valor in the Pacific Campaign. ...
Robert Box Jr. (11/15/05)
PRINCETON, Ind. -- Robert Box Jr., 76, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Nov. 15, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Lola Moore (11/15/05)
GREENVILLE -- Lola Agnes Moore, 72, formerly of Holcomb, died Nov. 13, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 18, 1933, at Hardesty Ridge near Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Roy Williams and Mattie Hardesty Ward, she had lived in Holcomb for many years and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Campbell...
Rocket Porter (11/09/05)
PINHOOK -- Rocket B. Porter, 29, died Nov. 6, 2005, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Pinhook. Born Jan. 28, 1976, in Dexter, son of Brenda Evans Porter of Pinhook and the late Carol B. Porter, he was a 1995 graduate of East Prairie High School where he played football and ran for the track team. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps and was of the Baptist belief...
Thomas Woods (11/09/05)
LOMPOC, Calif. - The Rev. Thomas Woods, 67, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 18, 2005, at his residence. Born Sept. 23, 1938, in Sikeston to the late H.W. and Bobbye Swanagon Woods, he earned his undergraduate degree from Midwestern Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., and his master's degree from Southern Baptist Seminary for Biblical Studies in Jacksonville, Fla. ...
Martha Manar (11/09/05)
NORMAN, Okla. - Martha Earline Manar, 80, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 6:29 p.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at her residence. Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Wyatt, Mo., daughter of the late Leondis Nathan and Jettie Levelle Brown Griggs, she left Mississippi County, lived in Rogers, Ark., and moved in 1999 to Norman. She had volunteered in various capacities for hospitals and community organizations...
Agnes Collier (11/09/05)
CHARLESTON - Agnes Noland Collier, 87, died at 10:40 p.m. Nov. 7, 2005, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 27, 1918, in Charleston, daughter of the late Garland and Mable Drane Noland, she had lived in Charleston her entire life and was a member of the First Baptist Church where she sang in the Junior and Adult Choir. She was co-owner and operator of the Charleston Flower Shop until her retirement in 1983...
Elizabeth Rardon (11/09/05)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth Rardon, 51, died Nov. 8, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Mae Ida Whittaker (11/09/05)
ESSEX - Mae Ida Whittaker, 65, died Nov. 3, 2005, at her residence. Born March 10, 1940, in Marvell, Ark., daughter of the late Leonard "Man" and Ollie Mae Jones Getter, she had lived for 49 years in the Essex area and attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grayridge. She retired from Tyson Foods after 35 years of service...
David Hill (11/09/05)
SIKESTON -- David Michael Hill, 33, died Nov. 8, 2005, at his home in Sikeston following an extended illness. Born Feb. 29, 1972, in Sikeston, son of Betty Jane Sides Hill of Sikeston and the late Paul E. Hill, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and attended New Dawn State School...
Zelma Findley (11/10/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel for Zelma Findley, who died Nov. 5, 2005, were: Robert Harlin, Billy Findley, David Findley, Gary Hartsfield, Jack Evans, Randy Kelly and Ed Pratt. Honorary pallbearer was Terry Brown...
Anita Ray (11/10/05)
COOTER -- Anita Parks Ray, 60, formerly of East Prairie and Charleston, died at 10:54 p.m. Nov. 9, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Lawrence Arends (11/10/05)
BERNIE - Lawrence Arends, 11, died Nov. 9, 2005, at his residence due to an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Herschel DeWitt (11/10/05)
ESSEX - Herschel Eugene "Ike" DeWitt, 70, died, Nov. 9, 2005, at his residence. Born April 23, 1935, in Matthews, son of the late Effie Rattlif and Hollis DeWitt, he retired in 1996 from Malone and Hyde after 30 years of service and was a member of the Essex Church of Christ...
Earlene Manar (11/10/05)
NORMAN, Okla. - Martha Earlene Manar, 80, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 6:29 p.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at her residence. Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Wyatt, Mo., daughter of the late Leondis Nathan and Jettie Levelle Brown Griggs, she left Mississippi County, lived in Rogers, Ark., and moved in 1999 to Norman. She had volunteered in various capacities for hospitals and community organizations...
Betty Purser (11/10/05)
NEW MADRID - Betty L. Purser, 73, died Nov. 7, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 19, 1932, daughter of the late Albert Otis Allen and Martha Nancy Moore Ransburgh, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in New Madrid...
Betsy Myers (11/10/05)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth "Betsy Myers" Rardon, 51, died Nov. 8, 2005, at her residence. Born June 16, 1954, in East Prairie, daughter of Clara Myers of Sikeston, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a 1972 Sikeston High School graduate and had been a supervisor for BP Oil Company...
Harvey Butler (11/10/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -Harvey Butler, 40, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at his residence. Born Oct. 14, 1965, in Beauford, S.C., a longtime resident of Poplar Bluff, he was a dye caster for Briggs & Stratton. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...
Byron Phillips (11/10/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Byron Phillips, 85, died Nov. 9, 2005, at his residence. Born May 3, 1920, at Zadock, son of the late Charles Edward and Licci Elsie Cox Phillips, he was a farmer, former chief of police in Bloomfield and a heavy equipment operator. He was of the General Baptist belief...
Norma Stidham (11/10/05)
CHAFFEE -- Norma Jean Stidham, 71, died Nov. 10, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Anita Ray (11/11/05)
COOTER -- Anita Joyce Parks Ray, 60, formerly of Charleston, died at 10:54 p.m. Nov. 9, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born Nov. 2, 1945, in Dorena, Miss., to the late Harry A. and Margaret M. Campbell Parks, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and had lived in Cooter for the past two years. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was of the Methodist belief...
Martha Cook (11/11/05)
ST. CHARLES - Martha Louise Cook, 81, died Nov. 8, 2005, at Mt. Carmel Nursing Center. Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Portageville, daughter of the late William and Minnie Gilbow Warth, she attended Westside General Baptist Church in St. Ann. On Dec. 23, 1945, in Piggott, Ark., she married Hershel Leon Cook who preceded her in death Aug. 9, 2002...
Lawrence Arends (11/11/05)
BERNIE -- Lawrence Arends, 11, died Nov. 9, 2005, at his home in Bernie. Born Nov. 25, 1993, in Marquette, Mich., son of Tony Arends of Kirkwood and Ruth Ann Johnson Arends of Bernie, he was a sixth grade student at Bernie Elementary and a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church in rural Campbell...
Grover O'Hare (11/11/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Grover M.K. O'Hare, 64, formerly of Stoddard County (Mo.), died Nov. 5, 2005, in the Memorial Medical Center. Born May 1, 1944, at Dudley, Mo., son of the late Keith and Marie Jones O'Hare, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served for 20 years, a former employee of Sea Land and a volunteer treasurer for the DAV Chapter 1 in Jacksonville...
Ben Sullivan (11/11/05)
SIKESTON - Benjamin Franklin Sullivan Jr., 88, died at 1:52 p.m. Nov. 10, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 29, 1917, in Mountain View, Ark., son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Rosetta Pitts Sullivan Sr., he was a truck driver for 24 years with Gordon Transport Co. in Memphis, Tenn., and a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church...
Norma Jean Stidham (11/11/05)
CHAFFEE -- Norma Jean Stidham, 71, died Nov. 10, 2005, at her home. Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Smiley Sweet and Ora Hope, she was a CPA at the Lutheran Home and Chaffee General Hospital for several years before retiring and was the mother of The Hill Church of Rockview...
Richard Herron (11/11/05)
NEW MADRID - Richard Herron, 70, formerly of High Ridge, died at 5:30 a.m. Nov. 10, 2005, at his residence. Born July 13, 1935, he was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the Korean War and the United States Army. Survivors include: one nephew, Raymond Herron of Caruthersville and special friends, Bonnie Tadlock and Tammy Clark...
Diane Coffer (11/13/05)
Diane Coffer, 54, formerly of Charter Oak, died Nov. 11, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 24, 1951, in Holcomb, daughter of the late William E. and Ona Asher Dial, she graduated from Charter Oak School and move to Sikeston in 1969, After 35 years of service, she retired from Southwestern Bell...
Ben Sullivan Jr. (11/13/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Benjamin Franklin Sullivan Jr., 88, who died Nov. 10, 2005, will be: Tony Reeves, Gerald Nelson, Harvey Shirkey, Michael Hailey, Terry Hampton and Jim Payne. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday...
David Emmons (11/14/05)
SCOTT CITY -- David Gerald Emmons, 63, died Nov. 11, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 1, 1942, at Doniphan, son of the late Williams Robert and Mona Ester Nesbit Emmons, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam and was employed with Southeast Missouri State University as a Utilities Power Plant maintenance journeyman. He was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso and the Knights of Columbus 6420 in Scott City...
George Banks (11/14/05)
BERTRAND -- George Junior Banks, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:20 a.m. Nov. 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Maye Barnes (11/14/05)
CHARLESTON - Maye Bradley Barnes, 80, died at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 26, 1925, in Scott County, daughter of the late Schuyler Anson and Rita Pearl Bradley, she was a graduate of Diehlstadt High School and was employed with First Security State Bank in Charleston. ...
Mae Whittaker (11/14/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Mae Ida Whittaker, 65, who died Nov. 3, 2005, were: Andre Thompson, Dennis Thornton, C.C. Jacobs, James Brooks, Shun Moore and Bobby Thornton...
Jonelle Walker (11/14/05)
BERNIE -- Jonelle Walker, 78, died Nov. 13, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
William Rose (11/14/05)
DEXTER -- William Rose, 73, died Nov. 13, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Essie Griffin (11/14/05)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Essie Jewell Griffin, 80, formerly of Essex, Mo., died Nov. 11, 2005, in Sacramento. Born Nov. 12, 1924, in Delaplaine, Ark., daughter of the late William Edward and Bertha Wilson Prince, she was a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church where she served 16 years as a Sunday school teacher. She also served as a Sunday school teacher for 12 years at the Harmony General Baptist Church in San Rafael, Calif., and was president of the Missionary Society for 20 years...
Rosa Mauk (11/14/05)
LILBOURN - Rosa P. Mauk, 95, died Nov. 12, 2005, at New Madrid Nursing Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 12, 1910, in Helena, Ark., daughter of the late Noah and Melthenia Tucker Willis, she was a member of the Catron Baptist Church. On Dec. 20,1931, she married Master Sgt. Samuel Mauk, USAF retired, who preceded her in death on March 6, 1971...
Lois Ray (11/14/05)
DONIPHAN - Lois M. Ray, 75, died Nov. 11, 2005, in Current River Nursing Center at Doniphan. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Portageville, daughter of the late Fred and Mary Jane Brown Phillips, she was a member and former secretary of Antioch Baptist Church, a member of the Women's Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3485 in Doniphan, operated a grocery store and later worked at Fred's in Doniphan...
Maylene Dozier (11/14/05)
SIKESTON - Maylene F. Dozier, 89, died Nov. 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 26, 1916, in Winfield, Ala., daughter of the late George and Elizabeth "Shug" Tidwell, she was of the Baptist belief. In 1936, she married Nokie Dozier who preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1980...
James Duke (11/14/05)
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- James Leslie Duke, 74, died at 1:20 p.m. Nov. 12, 2005, at Ocean Springs Hospital in Ocean Springs. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.