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Obituaries from December 2005

Mildred Woods (12/07/05)
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Mildred Woods, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 6, 2005, at Millington Assisted Living in Millington. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Dorothy Welshans (12/07/05)
LILBOURN - Dorothy Welshans, 88, died Dec. 6, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
William Hicks (12/07/05)
ESSEX - William Newton Hicks, 86, formerly of Boone, Iowa, died Dec. 5, 2005, at his home. Born July 22, 1919, in Double Springs, Ala., son of the late George Roland and Trannie Mae Ingle Hicks, he was a resident of Essex for 25 years. He was a retired operations engineer for Iowa Power and a veteran of the U.S. ...
Debbie Jacobs (12/07/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Debbie Marie Jacobs, 46, died Dec. 1, 2005, at the Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville. She was the daughter of Rosie Contreras of California and was married to Tony Jacobs who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one brother, David Figueroa of Colorado; her mother-in-law, Barbara Jacobs of New Madrid; and one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rachelle Young and Clay Young of New Madrid...
Cam Newlon (12/07/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Charles Camden "Cam" Newlon, 53, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 29, 2005, at his home. Born March 5, 1953, son of the late Maurice and Florence Ree Goodin Newlon, he was a 1970 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Dwayne Williams (12/07/05)
CHARLESTON - Dwayne E. Williams, 43, died Dec. 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 1, 1962, in Wyatt, son of Nannie Mae Williams of Charleston and the late John Parker, since 1982 he had been a member of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church where he sang in the choir for six years...
Pete Morphis (12/07/05)
HORSESHOE BEND, Ark. -- Paul Franklin "Pete" Morphis, 72, died Dec. 4, 2005, at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Born Nov. 12, 1933, in Searcy County, son of the late Ottis Egbert and Lessie Leola Yancey Morphis, he was a general agent for Lincoln Life Insurance Company for 25 years, earning a CLU designation. ...
Nicky Woods (12/04/05)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. - Nicky Allen Woods, 35, died at 5:17 p.m. Dec. 1, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 30, 1970, the son of Allen N. Woods of Bardwell and Dean and Carolyn Morgan Reynolds of Sikeston, Mo., he was of the Baptist belief, a member of Bardwell Masonic Lodge 499 and a truck driver for Mantle Trucking. He was an avid hunter...
Shaunda Grubbs (12/04/05)
CHARLESTON - Shaunda Phillips Grubbs, 58, died at 11:43 p.m. Dec. 2, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 19, 1947, in Somerset, Ky., to the late Otis and Ocie Rich Phillips, she had lived for the past 19 years in Mississippi County, where she was employed as a VNA nurse. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Susan Horner (12/04/05)
BERTRAND - Pallbearers at services held Saturday for Susan Horner, 87, who died Nov. 30, 2005, were: Bill Littleton, Edsel Wylie, Joe Karnes, Bill Martin, Chester Bell, Ken Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Phillips and Pete Burns Sr. Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston was in charge of arrangements...
Bob Medley (12/04/05)
VANDUSER -- Pallbearers for services for Robert "Bob" Medley, 54, who died Dec. 1, 2005, will be: Terry Burton, John Henry Turner, Marlin O'Neal, Gary Kesler, John Wright and Joe Wright. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Austin Maxwell of the Smith Street Church of God officiating...
Lora Friday (12/04/05)
ESSEX - Lora Pauline Friday, 98, died Dec. 2, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Nov. 27, 1907, in Jerusalem, Ark., daughter of the late Grover Garland and Gertrude Dane Melton Hillis, she was a homemaker and had lived in Texas for many years before moving to Essex. She was a member of the Sweeney Baptist Church in Sweeney, Texas, and had been a resident of Cypress Point Healthcare for the past two years...
Ilah Vines (12/04/05)
SIKESTON -- Ilah Belle Hays Vines, 90, died Dec. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 29, 1915, in Hartman, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Edna Brotherton and James Hays. On April 15, 1943, in Vanduser, she married Samuel Francis Vines who preceded her in death in 1983...
Opal Thornbrough (12/09/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Opal Eileen Thornbrough, 87, died at 1:25 p.m. Dec. 8, 2005, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 20, 1918, in East Prairie to the late Walter and Ora C. Walters Jackson, she had lived all of her life in East Prairie, where she was employed for 10 years at the Western-Auto Store. She was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Hazel McClelland (12/09/05)
ORAN - Hazel Pearl McClelland, 91, died Dec. 2, 2005, at McKnight Care Center, Presbyterian Homes in Arden Hills, Minn. Born Aug. 12, 1914, daughter of the late Jiles William and Lillie Jane Hockersmith Jones, she was a homemaker, a member of Fredericktown Methodist Church and a former member of the Oran Methodist Church...
Audrey Whitworth (12/09/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Audrey Whitworth, 81, died Dec. 7, 2005, at his home. Born July 2, 1924, in Catron, son of the late Zimmer and Myrtle Lynn Whitworth, he had lived in the Parma and Catron areas for many years before moving to Flint, Mich., where he retired after 30 years with Buick Motors. In 1981, he moved to Poplar Bluff where he was a member of the Twin Springs Baptist Church...
Dr. Robert Jibben (12/09/05)
DEXTER - Dr. Robert Ellis Jibben, 81, died Dec. 8, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 15, 1924, at Kirksville, he was the son of the late Gustave Robert and Mildred Holliday Jibben. Dr. Jibben maintained an active family practice in Dexter from 1953 until 1996. ...
Lawrence Vinson (12/09/05)
WYATT -- Lawrence Edward Vinson, 64, died Dec. 8, 2005, on Highway HH three miles east of Wyatt from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Feb. 7, 1941, in Charleston, son of the late George and Rita Sisk Vinson, he had lived his entire life in Mississippi County, was retired from McTigue Construction and had worked at Staples Construction Co. He was of the Baptist belief...
William Hicks (12/09/05)
ESSEX -- Pallbearers at services conducted Dec. 8, 2005, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for William N. Hicks, 86, who died Dec. 5, 2005, were: Ronnie Hicks, Gary Hicks, Keith Hicks, Alan Hicks, Derry Hicks and Lonnie Hargrove.
Eva Mitchell (12/13/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eva B. Mitchell, 83, died Dec. 12, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 29, 1922, at Marston to the late D.M. and Opal Childers Allen, she was a member of the Wolf Island Baptist Church. On Dec. 14, 1940, at Charleston, she married Jessie Mitchell, who preceded her in death on May 18, 1989...
Pearl Cantrell (12/13/05)
ADVANCE - Pearl Cantrell, 83, died Dec. 11, 2005, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born July 10, 1922, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., the daughter of the late Ed and Cora Rogers Jackson, she was a homemaker and a charter member of the Sturdivant General Baptist Church...
Ray Noble (12/13/05)
CHAFFEE - Ray Noble, 65, died Dec. 12, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 5, 1940, in Cape County, son of Fern Sullinger Noble of Advance and the late William "Curtis" Noble, he was a 1958 graduate of Advance High School, a bridge construction worker and a veteran of the United States Army...
Lois Bowling (12/13/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Lois Bowling, 79, died Dec. 11, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 7, 1926, in Dover, Ark., daughter of the late George and Myrtle Ivy Vede Dell Rogers Haskins Wilburn Sr., she had lived most of her life in Bloomfield, was a retired seamstress with Elders Manufacturing and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Glenn Fulkerson (12/13/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Glenn D. Fulkerson, 89, died Dec. 10, 2005, in The Lutheran Home at Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1916, at Parma, son of the late James and Beulah Robertson Fulkerson, he was a World War II Veteran, having served in the United States Coast Guard. ...
Ethridge Reynolds (12/13/05)
ELGIN, Ill. - Ethridge Reynolds, 71, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Dec. 11, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 16, 1934, in Bernie, son of the late Elvis George and Gladys Irby Reynolds, he had lived in Elgin for 50 years. He was a tile setter and had worked for Coleman Flooring and G.M. Sloan Tile. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War, where he was a prisoner of War...
Elmer Kernell (12/13/05)
SIKESTON - Elmer Kernell, 84, died at 3:05 a.m. Dec. 13, 2005, at his residence in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Rebecca Reeves (12/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Rebecca Clarissa Reeves, 34, beloved daughter of Suzanne and Bill Burch, entered into rest Monday Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 10, 1971, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Suzanne Bowling Burch and the late Joseph David Reeves...
Margaret Spane (12/16/05)
WHITEWATER -- Margaret Spane, 60, died at 9:47 a.m. Dec. 15, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Jess and Thelma Boone Chamberlin, she was a retired machine operator from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and a member of the Chaffee General Baptist Church...
MaryAnne Johnson (12/16/05)
SIKESTON - MaryAnne Johnson, 90, died at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 20, 1915, in Yale, Okla., daughter of the late Charles and Sophie Hughes Snyder, she worked for many years as a medical record technician at the Deacones Hospital in St. Louis and was of the Lutheran belief...
John Curtis (12/16/05)
SIKESTON -- John Curtis, 55, died at 12:02 p.m. Dec. 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 30, 1950, in Sikeston, son of Louise Cothran Curtis of Matthews and the late Wallace Cecil Curtis, he was a self-employed truck driver...
Joe Sturgeon (12/16/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Joe Howard Sturgeon, 65, died Dec. 16, 2005, at his home. Born April 18, 1940, at Malden, son of the late Alfred Cleo and Helen Bowman Sturgeon, he was a retired farmer and construction worker, a member of the Masons and the Jaycees, and was of the Baptist belief...
Thelma Toombs (12/16/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel for Thelma Toombs, who died on Dec. 13, 2005, were: Ray Haley, Don Burnett, Josh Propst, Jason Propst, Robert Johnson and Steven Hughes.
Verla Laws (12/16/05)
TRAFAGAR, Ind. -- Verla M. Laws, 77, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Dec. 15, 2005, at Trafagar. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Dorthey Foster (12/16/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Dorthey Foster, 79, died Dec. 15, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Helen Daniel (12/16/05)
SIKESTON -- Helen Mae Ziegenhorn Daniel, 85, died Dec. 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Garden near Morley...
Donald Dick (12/12/05)
RIDGELAND, Miss. -- Donald Prather Dick, 71, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Dec. 10, 2005, at Hospice Ministries. Born July 16, 1934, in Dorena, Mo., son of the late J.W. and Corine Dill Dick, before moving to Ridgeland recently he was a lifelong resident of East Prairie, graduating from East Prairie High School in 1951. ...
Delpha Eftink (12/12/05)
ORAN - Delpha K. Eftink, 87, died Dec. 10, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 23, 1918, in Portageville, daughter of the late Olive and Etta Boatwright LaFont, she was a homemaker, a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran and St. Ann Sodality...
Robert LaGrand (12/12/05)
SIKESTON - Robert E. LaGrand, 72, died Dec. 10, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 2, 1933, in Sikeston, he was the son of Louise Nickens LaVigne of Sikeston and the late Lester LaGrand. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, William "Bill" LaGrand, and his stepfather, Art LaVigne...
W.P. Lee Jr. (12/12/05)
SIKESTON -- W.P. Lee Jr., 93, died at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 10, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 30, 1912, in Chaffee, son of the late W.P. and Nancy Jane Misplay Lee Sr., he was a retired barber of Lee's Barber Shop in Chaffee which he owned and operated. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston...
Audrey Whitworth (12/12/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Audrey Whitworth, who died Dec. 7, 2005, were: Guy Tower, Kim Southworth, Randy Johnson, Joe Johnson, Ronnie Johnson and Danny Johnson.
Eva Mitchell (12/12/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Eva B. Mitchell, 83, died at 7:47 a.m. Dec. 12, 2005, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Glenn Fulkerson (12/12/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Glenn Fulkerson, 89, died Dec. 10, 2005, in the Lutheran Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Woodrow Glass (12/12/05)
SIKESTON - Woodrow Fleming Glass Sr., 91, died Dec. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 24, 1914, in Atoka, Tenn., son of the late Luther and Maggie Black Glass, he worked for Righter Trucking Company and later became a carpenter and cabinetmaker. He designed and built the covered bridge located at Todd's Garden located just east of Sikeston...
John Spencer Sr. (12/05/05)
CANALOU - John David Spencer Sr., 50, died at 10:24 am. Dec. 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 17, 1955, in Sikeston, son the late Harvey Steve and Ruby Helmes Spencer of Matthews, he was a farm worker for John Westcoat Farms, a member of the Canalou Assembly of God Church and a member of the Jus'Kin folk gospel singing group...
Anna Marie Widefeld (12/05/05)
BENTON - Anna Marie Wiedefeld, 84, died Dec. 4, 2005, at her home in Benton. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Ed Sturgeon (12/05/05)
ADVANCE -- James "Ed" Sturgeon, 62, died Dec. 3, 2005, at Bellview Valley Nursing Home in Banner. Born March 17, 1943, in Bollinger County, son of the late Raymond and Lula Angle Sturgeon, he was a 1962 graduate of Zalma High School, had worked for the Missouri Highway Department and was a deacon and member of Oak Grove General Baptist Church...
Wesley Alan Dunn (12/05/05)
BERNIE -- Wesley Alan Dunn, 48, died Dec. 3, 2005, in St. Louis County. Born Nov. 2, 1957, at Pontiac, Mich., son of Pauline Allen Dunn of Bernie and the late Velton Dunn, he was owner-operator of Dunn's Tree Service and had served in the U.S. Marines...
John Spencer Sr. (12/06/05)
CANALOU - Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for John D. Spencer, 50, who died on Dec. 3, 2005, were: Wes Bye, Jim Holt, Keith Tyler, David Whitten, Todd Hartlein and Rickie Drake II. Honorary pallbearers were: Albert Meade, Cliff Hughes, Randy Pointer, Ray Uthoff, Chris Hartlein and Steve Joyce...
Leo McCormick (12/06/05)
WAPPAPELLO -- Leo McCormick, 58, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 3, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 12, 1946, in Sikeston, he owned a bar in the Wappapello area. In 1974, in Sikeston, he married Betty Morris who survives of the home...
Donald Vancil (12/06/05)
BERNIE -- Donald Ray Vancil, 69, died Dec. 5, 2005, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Dec. 25, 1935, at Campbell, son of the late Tona Ray and Elsie Pearl Palmer Vancil, he had been a farmer, worked at IXL Handle Mill, was a member of the Bibleway Association Church of Bernie, and was an evangelist...
Anna Wiedefeld (12/06/05)
BENTON - Anna Marie Wiedefeld, 84, died at 10 p.m. Dec. 4, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 2, 1921, in Charleston, the daughter of the late Henry and Rosella Layton Scheffer, she was an assembly technician with Florsheim Shoe Company in Cape Girardeau until retirement in 1983. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Lora Friday (12/06/05)
ESSEX - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted today at Watkins and Sons Chapel at Dexter for Lora Pauline Friday, 98, who died Dec. 2, 2005, were: Danny Hillis, Bruce Hillis, Curtis Hillis, Boyce Wooley, Dale Sexton and Bruce Duckworth.
Willard Johns (12/06/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Willard Woodrow Johns, 90, died Dec. 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 5, 1915, in Advance, son of the late Harry and Vallie Revelle Johns, he was a retired farmer and attended Sturdivant and Bloomfield General Baptist Churches...
Olian Pigg Sr. (12/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Olian Lee Pigg Sr., who died Dec. 9, 2005, were: Donnie Nance, James Nance, Shawn Hicks, Steven Pigg, William Adams and Keith Oldenkamp. Honorary pallbearers were: Bill Nance and John Ralph...
Thelma Toombs (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Thelma Toombs, 77, formerly of Parma, died Dec. 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1928, in Michigan, daughter of the late Thomas and Esther Babcock Tharp, she had attended Murray Lane Baptist Church. In 1954, in Tupelo, Miss., she married Claude Charles Toombs, who preceded her in death in 1960...
Daniel Shelton (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Daniel Edward Shelton, 48, died at 11:15 p.m. Dec. 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 16, 1957, at St. Charles, Ill., he was the son of Marvin Wilbur and Barbara Ann Henriksen Shelton of Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: two brothers, Darryl Shelton of Sikeston and Melville Dan Brown of Florida; two nieces, Jacquelyn Burton and Maggie Burns of Sikeston; one nephew, Adam Burns of Sikeston; and one brother-in-law, Lenny Burns of Sikeston...
Elmer Kernell Sr. (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Elmer L. Kernell Sr., 84, died at 3:05 a.m. Dec. 13, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 23, 1921, in Morley, to the late L.W. and Ethel Lillian Holmes Kernell, he served in the United States Army during World War II in the 84th infantry division, "the Railsplitters," was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany and received a Purple Heart, EAME ribbon with two Bronze Stars, overseas service bar, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman and Expert Infantryman Badges and award for Patriotic Service. ...
Emma Richter (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Emma M. Richter, 92, died Dec. 11, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 5, 1913, in Portageville, daughter of the late George and Eva Harris Lile, she retired after 30 years of service from Oline Masterson and attended East Side Church of the Nazarene...
Rebecca Reeves (12/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Rebecca Clarissa Reeves, 34, beloved daughter of Suzanne and Bill Burch, entered into rest Monday Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 10, 1971, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Suzanne Bowling Burch and the late Joseph David Reeves...
Lue Hamilton (12/14/05)
CHARLESTON -- Lue Bertha Hamilton, 88, died at 11:50 p.m. Dec. 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Holly Grove, Ark., daughter of the late George Snell and Elizabeth Clemons, she had lived in Missouri for over 50 years and was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church where she served as an usher...
Richard Jones (12/14/05)
NEW MADRID - Richard Jones, 74, died Dec. 12, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Bub Milam (12/14/05)
TAMMS, Ill. - Blaine "Bub" Milam Sr., 46, died at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 12, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born July 20, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, son of Glenda Brock Milam of Benton, Mo., and the late Robert "Bill" Milam, he was a construction laborer and a member of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church...
Princessa Triplett (12/14/05)
GRAY RIDGE - Princessa Lee Triplett, 20, died Nov. 20, 2005, in a vehicular accident in Spokane, Wash. Born July, 28, 1985, the daughter of Doug Triplett of Essex and Jackie Gonzales of Lake Mary, Fla., she was a veteran of the current War on Terrorism in Iraq...
Peggy Shannon (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Peggy Jean Shannon, 42, died Dec. 8, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident on Interstate 57, near Charleston. Born Sept. 14, 1963, in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of Tom Moore Jr. of Lilbourn and Earlene Moore of New Madrid, she was a 1961 graduate of Melrose High School in Memphis and had lived in Missouri for over 14 years. ...
Woodrow Glass (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Woodrow Fleming Glass Sr., 91, died Dec. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 24, 1914, in Atoka, Tenn., son of the late Luther and Maggie Black Glass, he worked for Righter Trucking Company and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He later became a master carpenter and cabinetmaker. He designed and built the covered bridge located at Todd's Garden located just east of Sikeston...
Rose Keene (12/08/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Rose Earline Walker Keene, 72, died Dec. 5, 2005, at her home. Born April 5, 1933, in Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Walker. She was united in marriage to Julian L. Keene who preceded her in death on March 16, 1995...
Gene Hill (12/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Gene Foster Hill, 82, died at 9:33 a.m. Dec. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 19, 1923, in Bloomfield, son of the late Claude Hill and Jessie Sifford Hill Yeakey, he had been a truck driver for 23 years for Valley Steel Corporation of St. Louis. He had also been a farmer and worked for a number of years as a supervisor for the University of Missouri Extension Division Experimental Farm south of Sikeston. He was a member of Teamster's Local Union 688 of St. Louis...
Mildred Woods (12/08/05)
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Mildred Harmon Woods, 82, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 6, 2005, at Millington Health Care Center. Born April 20, 1923, in Piggot, Ark., daughter of the late James Robert and Almo Gulley Harmon, she was a member of Bement Baptist Church and had worked as gift shop manager for Sea With Motel in Panama City, Fla., before retiring...
Ruth Seabaugh (12/08/05)
ADVANCE - Ruth M. Seabaugh, 90, died Dec. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 24, 1915, at Hornersville, daughter of the late William Andrew and Mamie Conrad Masters, she retired from the Inland Shoe Factory after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Advance United Methodist Church and Advance Order of the Eastern Star...
Dorothy Welshans (12/08/05)
LILBOURN -- Dorothy Faye Sherrill Welshans, 88, died Dec. 6, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 26, 1917, in Marble Creek, daughter of the late Harry G. and Emily Ketcherside Boswell, for 45 years she was a member of the Church of God in Lilbourn where she served as a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. ...
Lanny Presley (12/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Lanny Dale Presley, 62, died at 11 a.m. Dec. 7, 2005, at his home in rural Sikeston. Born March 29, 1943, in Granite City, Ill., son of Emily Lou Waltrip Presley of Sikeston and the late Gerald Robert Presley, he was owner and operator of J.P. Auto Sales in Cape Girardeau for 14 years and formerly owned and operated Presley's Produce in Cape Girardeau for 20 years...
Buddy Carter (12/08/05)
NEW MADRID - Ronnie "Buddy" Carter died Dec. 8, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Audrey Whitworth (12/08/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - Audrey Whitworth died Dec. 7, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dr. Robert Jibben (12/08/05)
DEXTER - Dr. Robert Jibben, 81, died at Dec. 8, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bob Medley (12/02/05)
VANDUSER -- Robert "Bob" Medley, 54, died at 11:15 p.m. Dec. 1, 2005, at his brother's home in Sikeston. Born Jan. 8, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Russell L. and Iva Driskell Medley, he served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and was a machine operator for Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston for 23 years...
Bill Hafford (12/01/05)
CAIRO, Ill. - William C. "Bill" Hafford, 63, died Nov. 29, 2005, at his home. Born May 1, 1942, in Cairo, son of the late Thomas and Kathryn Whitaker Hafford, he owned B & H Heating and Cooling in Cairo and was a member of the Cairo Lodge 237 AF&AM and was a York Rite Mason. ...
Pearl Wilson (12/01/05)
NEW MADRID -- Pearl "Ma Pearl" Fowler Wilson, 95, died Nov. 30, 2005, at her home. Born Dec. 17, 1909, in Loretta, Tenn, the daughter of the late Will and Emma Fowler, she was a member of the General Baptist Church of New Madrid. Momma Pearl, as she was known by all, rocked her grand babies (as she called them all) for many years at Sue Sue's Day Care in New Madrid...
Ella Mae Jackson (12/01/05)
\EAST PRAIRIE -- Ella Mae Jackson, 72, died Nov. 29, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 14, 1933, in Crittenden County, Ky., she had lived over 57 years in Missouri and was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Wolf Island. On Dec. 3, 1948, in Lake County, Tenn., she married Luther Jackson who preceded her in death March 8, 2004...
Vivian Smith (12/01/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Mary Vivian Mayo Smith, 90, died Nov. 29, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Dec. 23, 1914, in Idalia, daughter of the late John Oliver and Alta Kelly Alsup, she had spent her entire life in the Bloomfield community. She was married to Ralph Charles Mayo, and he preceded her in death. She later married Raymond Smith, who also preceded her in death...
Gaston Allmon Jr. (12/01/05)
WAYCROSS, Ga. - Gaston Allmon Jr., 76, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 30, 2005, at the Satilla Regional Medical Center. The son of the late Gaston Allmon Sr. and Lillie Viola Harkey Allmon, he was a native of Blytheville, Ark., and had lived most of his life in Sikeston but had lived in Armory, Miss., before moving to Waycross in 1982. He had been an over-the-road-truck driver for 40 years and was a member of the Youmans Chapel Baptist Church in Blackshear...
Eula Mitchell (12/01/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Eula "Sweetpea" Mitchell, 87, formerly of LaForge, died Nov. 30, 2005, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan 23, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Maudie Gay Faulkner. She was married to Louis Mitchell, who preceded her in death Nov. 26, 1985...
James Henderson (12/02/05)
CHARLESTON -- James Thomas Henderson, 67, died Nov. 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 4, 1938, in Charleston, son of the late Carmel and Ethel Mae Anderson Henderson, he attended Lincoln School in Charleston and worked for the United States Postal Service. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army...
Susan Horner (12/02/05)
BERTRAND -- Susan Simpson Horner, 87, died Nov. 30 , 2005, at the Bertrand Retirement Home in Bertrand. Born Aug. 7, 1918, in Waverly, Tenn., daughter of the late Walter Orlando and Annie Hailey Simpson, she was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and Retired Teachers Association. ...
Lois Anderson (12/02/05)
JUDSONIA, Ark. -- Sadie Lois Anderson, 94, died Nov. 30, 2005, at Oakdale Nursing Home in Judsonia. Born May 20, 1911, near Seminole, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Charles David and Nancy Florence Griffith Cameron. On Sept. 30, 1933, at Cardwell, Mo., she married Hughie Washington Anderson who preceded her in death...
Susan Horner (12/01/05)
BERTRAND - Susan Simpson Horner, 87, died Nov. 30, 2005, at the Bertrand Retirement Home in Bertrand. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Hettie Lawrence (12/01/05)
PUXICO - Hettie Lawrence, 82, died Nov. 30, 2005, at the Bertrand Retirement Home in Bertrand. Born March 14, 1923, in Snowball, Ark., to the late Lon and Lona Cochran Milam, she had lived in Dexter and Bernie and moved to Puxico in 1961. She had resided for three years in the nursing home...
Lora Friday (12/02/05)
DEXTER - Lora Pauline Friday, 98, died Dec. 2, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Bettie Stobaugh (12/02/05)
RISCO -- Bettie Jewel Stobaugh, 90, died Dec. 1, 2005, at Gideon Care Center. Born Aug. 20, 1915, at Formosa, Ark., daughter of the late Amos and Mary Esther Brewer Oliger, she was of the Baptist belief. On Sept. 1, 1934, at Formosa, she married Cyrus Lindell Stobaugh who preceded her in death on March 30, 1987...
Nellie Bates (12/01/05)
VERSAILLES, Ky. -- Nellie Bates, 92, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 27, 2005, at the Bradford Square Nursing Home in Frankfort. Born Sept. 26, 1913, in Rector, Ark., daughter of the late Sherman and Lucy Hahn Terrell, she retired from Rand-McNally and was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church...
Carrie Sutter (12/19/05)
PUXICO -- Carrie Ward Sutter, 83, died Dec. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 27, 1922, near Wappapello, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lillie Jines Ward. She had lived in Puxico, where she and her husband owned and operated the Puxico Mercantile, until to moving to Cape Girardeau in 1994. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Puxico, the Puxico Eastern Star and had served for many years as a den mother for the Cub Scout program...
O.V. Peet Jr. (12/19/05)
CHICAGO - Visitation for O.V. Peet Jr., 71, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., who died Dec. 14, 2005, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home in Sikeston and from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greer Chapel Church. The Rev. Roy Bonner will officiate...
Joyce Beasley O'Guin (12/19/05)
CHARLESTON - Joyce E. Beasley O'Guin, 66, died at 5 p.m. Dec. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 22, 1939, in Bertrand, to the late Harvey Lee and Lillie Mae McKinley Jobe, she had lived most of her life in Bertrand and was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand...
Gladys Pope (12/19/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Home in Puxico for Gladys Eugene Pope, 94, who died Dec. 15, 2005, were: Steve Maxey, Joe McGee, Jack Maxey, Ed Schaffer, Harold Simpson and Ken Simpson.
Castor Alsup (12/19/05)
SIKESTON - Castor R. Alsup, 81, died Dec. 17, 2005, at his home. Born July 6, 1924, in Sikeston, the son of the late R.M. Alsup and Ruth Amanda Dollar Alsup, Castor was a member of Miner Baptist Church and had been a deacon at the First Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a farmer and was also active in Real Estate before retiring...
Marion Smith (12/19/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Home in Puxico for Marion Wilbert Smith, who died Dec. 16, 2005, were: James Jackson, Wayne Summers, Gary Williams, Stewart McLain, Donald Denny and Leon Smith.
John F. James (12/19/05)
ESSEX - John Frank James, son of the late Robert and Myrtle Tankersley, was born at Obion, Tenn., on Oct. 27, 1930, and passed away at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Dec. 17, 2005, at the age of 75 years. Mr. James had lived in Essex for the past 29 years. He was a retired backhoe operator and enjoyed playing the guitar and was a member of the Senior Country Band which played for many area nursing homes...
Mary Jones (12/19/05)
LILBOURN - Mary Ellen Hubbard Jones, 71, died Dec. 19, 2005, at Wesley Healthcare in Dyersburg, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Tom Finley (12/19/05)
CHARLESTON - Tom Finley, 87, died Dec. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 5, 1918, at Mountain Home, Ark., son of the late Harry and Ada Cox Finley, he had lived most of his life in Charleston, where he worked in farming and construction and was of Baptist belief...
Cindy Aufdenberg (12/23/05)
BURFORDVILLE - Cindy Marie Aufdenberg, 44, died at 5 p.m. Dec. 21, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 11, 1961, in Advance, daughter of Arthur Lee Keys of Randles and Betty Jean Young Keys of Burfordville, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta...
Thomas Clark (12/23/05)
THAYER - Thomas Clark, 96, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 22, 2005, at Shady Oaks Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Lisa Coleman (12/23/05)
DEXTER -- Lisa Ann Coleman, 41, died Dec. 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1964, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Wanda Hyslop Parks of Dexter and the late Eugene Parks, she had most recently worked part-time as a counselor at the Poplar Bluff Dialysis Center and was a former social worker for the Department of Family Services at Bloomfield...
Carrie Sutter (12/21/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Carrie Ward Sutter, who died Dec. 16, 2005, were: Marvin Jones, Danny Holloway, Mike Hodge, Rick McLean, John Roach and Charles Hedspeth...
Myrtle Goldman (12/21/05)
SIKESTON - Myrtle N. Goldman, 89, died Dec. 19, 2005, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Nov. 13, 1916, in Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late James C. and Margaret Head Newbill, she was a former resident of the Wendell Apartments and had been a manager and salesclerk for the Bullock's Department Store in Sherman Oaks, Calif...
Castor Alsup (12/21/05)
SIKESTON - Castor R. Alsup, 81, died Dec. 17, 2005, at his home. Born July 6, 1924, in Sikeston, the son of the late R.M. Alsup and Ruth Amanda Dollar Alsup, Castor was a member of Miner Baptist Church and had been a deacon at the First Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a farmer and was also active in Real Estate before retiring...
Bill Segers (12/21/05)
ST. LOUIS - William "Bill" Segers, 62, died Dec. 16, 2005, in the Veteran's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 14, 1943, at Bell City, son of the late Willie and Virginia Segers, he had served during the Korean War in the United States Army. He was married to Janice Walls, who survives of the home...
Sarah Adams (12/21/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Sarah Jean Howard Adams, 91, died Dec. 20, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 2, 1914, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Leo R. and Lottie Ates Howard, she grew up in the Gravel Hill community, near Burfordville, and was a 1932 Jackson High School graduate. ...
Buddy Carter (12/09/05)
NEW MADRID -- Ronnie "Buddy" Carter, 48, died Dec. 8, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 8, 1957, he was the son of the late Robert Milton and Mamie Joyce Holt Carter. Two sisters, Glenda Sue Carter and Gail Presnell, also preceded him in death. Survivors include: four brothers, Ray Carter of Laforge, Gary Carter of Lilbourn and Robert Carter and Phillip Carter of New Madrid; four sisters, Louise Harp of Fredericktown, Shirley Williams of New Madrid and Patricia Carter and Phyllis Boulton of the home; and a niece, Rachel Kyle of the home.. ...
Lawrence Vinson (12/11/05)
WYATT -- Lawrence Edward Vinson, 64, died Dec. 8, 2005, on Highway HH three miles east of Wyatt from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Feb. 7, 1941, in Charleston, son of the late George and Rita Sisk Vinson, he had lived his entire life in Mississippi County, was retired from McTigue Construction and was of the Baptist belief...
Oscar Miller (12/11/05)
MALDEN -- Oscar Aaron Miller, 82, died Dec. 9, 2005, at his home. Born May 7, 1923, in Risco, son of the late Otis and Orpha Jackson Miller, he was a member and a deacon of the Pleasant View General Baptist Church at Risco. Retiring after being employed 22 years by Wal-Mart, he was also a retired road supervisor for the New Madrid County Highway Department and was a member of the Four Mile Masonic Lodge at Campbell...
Olian Pigg Sr. (12/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Olian Lee Pigg Sr., 70, died Dec. 9, 2005, at his home. Born March 19, 1935, in Waynesboro, Tenn., he was the son of the late Ed and Bessie Elizabeth Pigg. In 1956, he married Marian Faye Copus who preceded him in death on April 9, 1998...
W.P. Lee (12/11/05)
CHAFFEE - W. P. Lee, 93, of Chaffee died at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 10, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Marilyn Wilson (12/10/05)
SIKESTON -- Marilyn Wilson, 48, died Dec. 8, 2005, from injuries sustained in a automobile accident on Interstate 57 near Charleston. Born March 17, 1957, in Steele, daughter of the late Early and Louvenia Jackson Williams, she was a graduate of South Pemiscot High School and a member of the House of Prayer Church of God in Christ in Parma where she was an usher and member of the choir...
Michael Wilson (12/11/05)
CHARLESTON -- Michael Wilson, 29, died Dec. 8, 2005, from injuries sustained in a automobile accident on Interstate 57 near Charleston. Born June 5, 1976, in Hayti, he was the son of the late Michael Brown Wilson and the late Marilyn Wilson, who died Dec. 8 in the same accident...
Lisa Coleman (12/22/05)
DEXTER - Lisa Coleman, 41, died Dec. 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Tony McIntosh (12/22/05)
PARMA - Pallbearers for graveside services conducted on Wednesday at the Parma City Cemetery, under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service, for Wesley "Tony" McIntosh, who died on Dec. 17, 2005, were: Dan Catron, Tim Bartlett, Jim Buck, Jim Dean Buck, Larry Carwile and Shannon Cook...
Velma Huey (12/22/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Velma Valera Huey, 83, died at 4:40 a.m. Dec. 21, 2005, at The Baptist Home, in Ozark. Born July 1, 1922, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Alfred Poe and Fannie Bell Jones Varble, she had worked as a claims adjuster and was a member of Second Baptist Church in Springfield...
John F. James (12/22/05)
ESSEX - John Frank James, son of the late Robert and Myrtle Tankersley James, was born at Obion, Tenn., on Oct. 27, 1930, and passed away at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Dec. 17, 2005, at the age of 75 years. Mr. James had lived in Essex for the past 29 years. He was a retired backhoe operator and enjoyed playing the guitar and was a member of the Senior Country Band which played for many area nursing homes...
Cindy Aufdenberg (12/22/05)
DELTA - Cindy Aufdenberg, 44, died Dec. 21, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Lucy Martin (12/22/05)
HOUSTON - Lucy Jane Martin, 97, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 19, 2005, at Woodwind Lakes Nursing Center. Born July 20, 1908, in Morrilton, Ark., daughter of the late Jack and Ann Parker Lindsey, she was of the Assembly of God belief. She married James Leonard Martin who preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1970...
Emmerlean Hodges (12/29/05)
MALDEN - Emmerlean Hodges, 83, died Dec. 23, 2005, at her home. Born July 9, 1922, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Malkiah and Henrietta Davis, she had lived in Arkansas and Hermondale. She worked as a farm laborer in the military hospitals during WWII, and as a cook for the Malden Head Start Program. She was a member of Parma House of Praise COGIC, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, Sunshine Band leader, Adult Choir president, YPWW President and Deaconess...
Mary Kinder (12/29/05)
SIKESTON - Mary Kinder, 90, died Dec. 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 21, 1915, in Bell City, daughter of the late Noah Alvin and Mary Pearl Hubbs Perry, she attended the Mesler First Baptist Church. In 1933, she married Oscar Elmer Kinder, who preceded her in death in 1965...
Vollygean Pepper (12/29/05)
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. - Vollygean Johnson Pepper, 73, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Dec. 25, 2005, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, N.M. Born July 6, 1933, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Narvel "Bob" and Bessie Elizabeth Estes Johnson, she attended school at Dorena, Anniston and East Prairie. An active member of the Moreno Valley Church of Christ, she was a homemaker, care giver and certified nurses aide...
Debbie Koch (12/29/05)
BENTON - Debbie Lemons Koch, 29, was born Jan. 22, 1976, in Korea, the daughter of Johnnie and Kyong "Coffee" Kim Lemons and passed away Dec. 27, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after an extended illness. Debbie was a homemaker and was a 1995 graduate of Advance High School...
Mary Smith (12/29/05)
CHARLESTON - Mary Margaret Smith, 88, died Dec. 27, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, as a result of injuries in a pedestrian accident. Born April 11, 1917, in Charleston, daughter of the late Jessie and Lillie Mae Fulks Owens, she was a member of Perry Chapel AME Church, where she served as an usher...
Mildred McClain (12/29/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Mildred Louise McClain, 64, died Dec. 27, 2005, at her home. Born June 28, 1941, in Bloomfield, daughter of Vercie Dunivan Cooper of Bloomfield and the late Vernon Cooper, she had lived all her life in Dexter and Bloomfield. She was a member of the Oak Ridge General Baptist Church, near Aquilla, and had worked as a door greeter at Wal-Mart for many years...
Tommy Evans (12/29/05)
BLODGETT - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Thomas "Tommy" Evans, 74, who died Dec. 26, 2005, will be: Jeff Jones, Gregg Jones, J.C. Evans, Alan Evans, Jim Hovis and Brent Mullin. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Vincent Doss, Chester Cardwell; and all members of the Miner Baptist Church Men's II Sunday School class: Jerry Allen, Martin Allen, Don Beardsley, Bill Bloemer, Ron Bloemer, Charles Breeden, Bill Fitzpatrick, Bill Franklin, Tommy Green, John Harper, A.C. ...
Kireay Spillers (12/29/05)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Kireay K'Vion Spillers, 12, died Dec. 26, 2005, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Born Nov. 22, 1993, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Thomas Spillers of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Linda Hughes Senter of Paducah, he was a sixth grade student at Paducah Middle School, where he was active in football, basketball and baseball. ...
Demetreial Gillespie (12/29/05)
GRANDVIEW - Demetreial Terrell Gillespie, 16, formerly of Charleston, died Dec. 23, 2005, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City as the result of an automobile accident. Born June 25, 1989, in Cape Girardeau, son of Tonya Gillespie White of Grandview and Waymon Campbell of Cape Girardeau, he was a junior at Grandview High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team. He was also a member of New Life Ministries Church, where he was a junior minister...
Jack Menz (12/29/05)
WAGON MOUND, N.M. - Jack T. Menz, 66, died Dec. 28, 2005, at his home following a sudden illness. Born April 5, 1939, in Randles, Mo., he was the son of the late Martin and Mildred McCormick Menz. He was married to Betty Menz, who survives of the home...
James Griffin (12/29/05)
WAPPAPELLO - James David Griffin, 44, died Dec. 27, 2005 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home.
Nettie Hillis (12/29/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Nettie Mae Hillis, who died on Dec. 25, 2005, were: Patrick Hillis, Benny E. Eason, Andrew Eason, John Lancaster, John Autry and Ryan Tucker...
Elmer Kernell Sr. (12/15/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Elmer L. Kernell Sr., 84, who died Dec. 13, 2005, will be: Elmer L. Kernell Jr., Timothy W. Kernell, Jerry Pullen, Denny Ackmann, Louis Ackmann and Charlie Sitzes. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Larry Fraser officiating...
Richard Jones (12/15/05)
LILBOURN - Richard Jones, 74, died Dec. 12, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 11, 1931, to the late W.M. Richard and Eva Mae Langley Jones, he was a retired veteran and a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Lilbourn...
Lois Hurley (12/15/05)
CHARLESTON - Lois Farmer Hurley, 82, died at 10:23 p.m. Dec. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 20, 1933, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Cordia L. Sutherland Farmer, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County. She was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women, and was a 50-...
Thelma Toombs (12/15/05)
SIKESTON - Thelma Toombs, 77, formerly of Parma, died Dec. 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1928, in Michigan, daughter of the late Thomas and Esther Babcock Tharp, she had attended Murray Lane Baptist Church. In 1954, in Tupelo, Miss., she married Claude Charles Toombs, who preceded her in death in 1960...
Teresa Staten (12/15/05)
MERCER, Tenn. -- Teresa Sawyer Staten, 49, died Dec. 10, 2005, at her home in Mercer. Born June 26, 1956, daughter of Larry and Florene Overton Sipes of Mercer, she was a dance teacher at Kinder Creations Dance. Survivors include: a special friend, Michael Gasaway of Harlingen, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Marvin Glenn and Leslie Ferrell III of Benton, Mo.; one daughter, Tracy Ilene Staten of Memphis; one brother, Larry Sipes Jr. ...
John Darby Jr. (12/15/05)
CHAFFEE -- John Darby Jr., 75, died Dec. 15, 2005, at his home in Chaffee. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Castor Alsup (12/20/05)
SIKESTON - Castor R. Alsup, 81, died Dec. 17, 2005, at his home. Born July 6, 1924, in Sikeston, the son of the late R.M. Alsup and Ruth Amanda Dollar Alsup, Castor was a member of Miner Baptist Church and had been a deacon at the First Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a farmer and was also active in Real Estate before retiring...
Della Wilson (12/20/05)
DEXTER - Mary Della Wilson, 86, died Dec. 19, 2005, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 18, 1919, in Hackleburg, Ala., to the late Franklin C. and Rebecca Lizzy Armstrong Gregg, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a former employee with Brown Shoe Co. in Dexter and a for 10 years she was a hostess for McDonalds in Dexter...
Tony McIntosh (12/20/05)
PARMA -- Wesley "Tony" McIntosh, 48, died Dec. 17, 2005, at his home. Born Dec. 12, 1957, in Sikeston, son of the late Wesley Ervin and Myrtle Hearren McIntosh, he had lived in Parma for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray McIntosh, Kenneth McIntosh and Leon Hearren...
Mary Jones (12/20/05)
LILBOURN - Mary Ellen Hubbard Jones, 71, died Dec. 19, 2005, at Wesley at Dyersburg Nursing Home in Dyersburg, Tenn. Born Feb. 12, 1934, in Catron, daughter of the late Ralph and Alma Hubbard, she worked as a librarian in Jonesboro, Ark., assisted her parents on their farm near Catron, was involved in the United Methodist Church ministry and lived in retirement in Lilbourn and Ripley, Tenn...
Myrtle Goldman (12/20/05)
SIKESTON - Myrtle Goldman, 89, died at 8:25 p.m. Dec. 19, 2005, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Mildred McClain (12/30/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mildred L. McClain, who died on Dec. 27, 2005, were: Billy Joe Dunivan, Jay Barbour, Jason Barbour, Matt Nenninger, Edsel Cooper and Jim Cates.
Norma Whitman (12/30/05)
DEXTER - Norma Whitman, 73, died Dec. 23, 2005, at her home. Born July 1, 1932, at Dexter, the daughter of the late Herbert "Slim" and Ethel Mayberry Gaines, she attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter and was a former secretary for Hi-Lo Trailers at Tampa, Fla...
Carmen Mason (12/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Carmen G. Mason, 91, died at 5 a.m. Dec. 30, 2005, at the home of her daughter in Morton, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Boyd Ringer (12/30/05)
DEXTER - Boyd M. Ringer, 64, formerly of Baton Rouge, La., died Dec. 29, 2005, at his residence. Born June 26, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late John L. and Helen Boyd Ringer, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a former employee of IBM...
James Griffin (12/30/05)
WAPPAPELLO - James David Griffin, 44, formerly of Sikeston and Morehouse, died Dec. 27, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born June 15, 1961, in Dexter, son of Irene Murphy Griffin Scheider and the late James William Griffin, he had worked as a welder and was a member of the Eagle Aerie 4066 in Wappapello...
Mary Kinder (12/30/05)
SIKESTON - Mary Kinder, 90, died Dec. 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 21, 1915, in Bell City, daughter of the late Noah Alvin and Mary Pearl Hubbs Perry, she attended the Mesler First Baptist Church. In 1933, she married Oscar Elmer Kinder, who preceded her in death in 1965...
Castor Alsup (12/18/05)
SIKESTON - Castor Alsup, 81, died Dec. 17, 2005, at his home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miner Baptist Church.
Georgia Cookemboo (12/18/05)
ZALMA - Georgia Ellen Cookemboo, 75, died Dec. 15, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1930, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Frank and Mamie Carroll Jackson, she was a retired teacher from Scott County Central School. She attended Zalma General Baptist Church, was a part-time postal worker at Zalma Post Office and active in Zalma civil affairs...
Helen Daniel (12/18/05)
SIKESTON - Helen Mae Daniel, 85, died Dec. 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 15, 1920, in Muscatine, Iowa, daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Dunker Ziegenhorn, she was a member of the Community of Christ Church and had been a teacher's aide for Scott County Schools for 20 years before retiring...
John Darby Jr. (12/18/05)
CHAFFEE - John Hall Darby Jr., 75, died Dec. 15, 2005, at his home. Born Feb. 17, 1930, in Festus, son of the late John Hall and Emily Lindley Darby Sr., he was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and had worked at Thorngate in Oran. He belonged to Calvary Baptist Church...
Marion Smith (12/18/05)
PUXICO - Marion Wilbert Smith, 72, died Dec. 16, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Center. Born June 29, 1933, in Neelyville, son of the late Charles and Bertha Delaney Smith, he had lived in Puxico for many years and was a retired carpenter. He was first married to Barbara Biggs. He later married Barbara Powell Howard, who survives of the home...
Vera Laws (12/18/05)
TRAFAGAR, Ind. - Vera M. Laws, 77, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 15, 2005, in Trafagar. Born March 19, 1928, in Steele, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Edna Emerson King. On Jan. 26, 1944, in Portageville, she married William "Son" Laws, who preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1982...
John Curtis (12/18/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services of John Alvin Curtis, 55, who died Dec. 15, 2005, will be: Todd Curtis, Robert Curtis, Kerry Lasters, Larry Grogan, Bud Thurman and Scotty Bewley. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. A.J. Wollenburg, of the Concordia Lutheran Church, officiating...
Joyce Beasley O'Guin (12/18/05)
CHARLESTON - Joyce E. Beasley O'Guin, 66, died at 5 p.m. Dec. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 22, 1939, in Bertrand, to the late Harvey Lee and Lillie Mae McKinley Jobe, she had lived most of her life in Bertrand and was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand...
Sylvia Bess (12/18/05)
MALDEN - Sylvia Marie Bess, 93, died Dec. 16, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 11, 1912, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late William Henry and Melissa Elizabeth "Lizzie" Rose Huggins, she was a homemaker and had worked as a Receptionist for an Optometry office. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Malden, the Malden Business Professional Women's Club and a 65 year member of the Eastern Star...
O.V. Peet Jr. (12/18/05)
CHICAGO, Ill. - O.V. Peet Jr., 71, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 14, 2005, in Chicago. Born Feb. 21, 1934, in Stanton, Tenn., he was the son of L.D. Newsome of Fort Worth, Texas and the late Walter Jack Newsome. On April 12, 1952, he was united in marriage to Doris Betty Davis Harris, who survives of Haywood City...
Gladys Pope (12/18/05)
PUXICO - Gladys Eugene Pope, 94, formerly of St. Louis, died Dec. 15, 2005, at the Rainbow Inn Retirement Home in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 18, 1911, near Oblong, Ill., daughter of the late Stoie Bruce and Ada Louella Beeson Maxey, she had lived in Puxico since 1965 and was a retired clerical stenographer at Riegel Textile Corporation. ...
Joe Sturgeon (12/18/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Joe Howard Sturgeon, 65, died at 7 a.m. Dec. 16, 2005, at his home. Born April 18, 1940, in Malden, son of the late Alfred Cleo and Helen Bowman Sturgeon, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life, where he was a retired farmer and construction worker. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and a former member of the East Prairie Jaycees...
Dorthey Foster (12/18/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Dorthey Aline Foster, 79, died Dec. 15, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 15, 1926, in Catron, daughter of the late Amos Lee and Emma Leona Taylor Helms, she had spent most of her life in Bloomfield and was of the Assembly of God belief. On Dec. 11, 1955, she married Harold Foster who survives of the home...
Vollygean Pepper (12/28/05)
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. - Visitation for Vollygean Johnson Pepper, 73, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., who died Dec. 25, 2005, will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Mike Johnson officiating...
Frankie Eaves (12/28/05)
MATTHEWS - Frankie Eaves, 71, a resident of Sells Rest Home, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 5, 1934, in Little Rock, Ark., to the late Clarence and Josie Eaves, he had attended the Nazarene Church in Poplar Bluff...
Alma Peyton (12/28/05)
STAFFORD, Va. - Alma Peyton, 89, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 7:20 a.m. Dec. 24, 2005, at Mary Washington Hospital. Born May 5, 1916, in Charleston, daughter of the late Frank and Lyde Dunlap Stone, she had moved to Stafford and lived there the past several years after retiring from Brown Shoe in Charleston. She was a member of the Charleston First Baptist Church...
Tommy Evans (12/28/05)
BLODGETT - Thomas H. "Tommy" Evans, 74, died Dec. 26, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 5, 1931, in Scott County, to the late Roy V. and Frances Yeakey Evans, he was retired from the Sikeston Power Plant, a member of Miner Baptist Church and a United States Army Veteran...
Sharpshooter True Sr. (12/28/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Samuel Dale "Sharpshooter" True Sr., 60, formerly of Dexter and Mississippi County, died at 10:01 a.m. Dec. 24, 2005, at his home. Born April 1, 1945, in Dorena, to the late Homer Curtis and Emma Margaret Matheny True, he had moved from Dexter, and lived the past 17 years in Wappapello. He was a retired farmer, truck driver and veteran of the United States Army...
Vollygean Pepper (12/27/05)
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. - Vollygean Johnson Pepper, 73, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Dec. 25, 2005, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. Born July 6, 1933, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Narvel "Bob" and Bessie Elizabeth Estes Johnson, she attended school at Dorena, Anniston and East Prairie. An active member of the Moreno Valley Church of Christ, she was a homemaker, care giver and certified nurses aide...
Betty McCall (12/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Betty June McCall, 78, died at 10:55 a.m. Dec. 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 20, 1927, in Matthews, daughter of the late English Albert and Nora Nance Stobaugh, she was a housewife and homemaker, a member of the Old Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and was a licensed daycare provider for 20 years...
Sooky Morrison (12/27/05)
AVA, Ill. - Ina Gaynell "Sooky" Morrison, 86, died at 7 a.m. Dec. 26, 2005, at her home. Born Jan. 4, 1919, in Morehouse, Mo. the daughter of the late Alvin and Ora Amanda Comer Simmons, she was a homemaker. On Nov. 27, 1938, in Fornfelt, Mo., she married Myron O. Morrison, who survives of the home...
Alma Peyton (12/27/05)
STAFFORD, Va. - Alma Peyton, 89, formerly of Charleston, died Dec. 24, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tommy Evans (12/27/05)
BLODGETT - Tommy Evans, 74, died Dec. 26, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Thomas Clark (12/27/05)
THAYER - Thomas Powell "Pete" Clark, 96, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 22, 2005, at Shady Oaks Nursing Center in Thayer. Born Aug. 31, 1909, in Dyer County, Tenn., to the late Joe and Lula Sanders Clark, he was a retired cotton farmer and of the Christian faith...
Nettie Mae Hillis (12/27/05)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nettie Mae Hillis, 89, died Dec. 25, 2005, at the St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Oct. 31, 1916, in Center Ridge, Ark., to the late Thomas L. and Oma Lewis Hillis, she had lived in Dexter, Mo., for many years until moving to Memphis a few years ago. She was a member of the Getwell Church of Christ in Memphis...
Louis Backfisch (12/27/05)
DEXTER - Louis W. Backfisch, 91, died Dec. 24, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 10, 1914, in St. Louis to the late Dennis and Lisette Schubert Backfisch, he was a charter member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter where he served on the original building committee for the church. A retired salesman for MFA, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
Tom Scherer (12/27/05)
ANNISTON - Thomas Joseph, "Tom" Scherer, 62, died at 5:01 a.m. Dec. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 6, 1943, in Benton, to the late Cletus Charles and Celeste Amelia Enderle Scherer, he had lived in Anniston the past 28 years where he was employed with the Gemeinhardt Seed Company and had served as a past alderman and mayor. He was also a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston, he was a U.S. Army Veteran...
Tommy Gleason Sr. (12/27/05)
MONTGOMERY, Texas - Tommy Lee Gleason Sr., 84, died Dec. 21, 2005, in Conroe, Texas. Born June 4, 1921, in Eskridge, Kan., he served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Most of his life was dedicated to the telecommunications industry building KAWL radio station in York, Neb., and founding Galaxy Cablevision in Sikeston, Mo., in 1979...
Mick Manne (12/27/05)
SCOTT CITY - Mable Lee "Mick" Manne, 64, died at 7:52 p.m. Dec. 22, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 7, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Michael Wardell and Marjorie Rosalee Kinder Poole, she was a computer specialist for the United States Army...
Jerry Rose (12/27/05)
SIKESTON - Jerry Franklin Rose, 67, died Dec. 24, 2005, at his home. Born May 30, 1938, in Sikeston, son of the late Paul B. and Virginia Anderson Rose, he was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War. Before retirement, he had worked as a truck driver for various truck lines...
Thomas Clark (12/25/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Thomas Clark, 96, died on Dec. 22, 2005, at Shady Oaks Nursing Center in Thayer. Services were held Saturday with the Rev. Vic Elliot officiating. Burial followed in the Portageville Cemetery with the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville in charge of arrangements...
Frankie Eaves (12/25/05)
MATTHEWS - Frankie Eaves, 71, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Media Center in Sikeston. A memorial service is scheduled for Dec. 29, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Other arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.