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Obituaries from January 2006

Jimmy Reed (01/17/06)
KENNETT -- Jimmy Dewayne Reed, 48, died Jan. 13, 2006, at NHC Health Care. Born Aug. 22, 1957, in East Prairie, son of Barbara Oatsville Reed Burns of Mayfield, Ky., and the late James Nolan Reed, he was an automobile mechanic. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one son, Jimmy Dewayne Reed Jr. ...
Mary Corlove (01/17/06)
DEXTER - Mary Colove died Jan. 17, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kunigunda Samples (01/17/06)
MARSTON - Kunigunda Samples, 86, died Jan. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Roland Krost (01/17/06)
DEXTER - Roland Lee Krost, 85, died Jan. 17, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
T.J. Woods (01/17/06)
LILBOURN -- Pallbearers for the funeral services scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn for T.J. Woods, 82, who died Jan. 15, 2006, will be: Scott Riley, Jim Lovett, Frank Hadder, Jim McCain, David Graham, Dick Weeks and Tom McClarty...
Ruth McCollum (01/17/06)
ST. CHARLES - Ruth Elizabeth McCollum, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 16, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Hilda Smyth (01/08/06)
DEXTER - Hilda Smyth, 75, died Jan. 6, 2006, at her home in Dexter. Born Nov. 10, 1930, in Essex, daughter of the late Dallas and Clara Brown Baker, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. On Sept. 10, 1949, in Dexter, she married Alvin Smyth, who survives of the home...
Jewell Britt (01/08/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jewell Lee Britt, 90, formerly of Charleston, died at 12:25 p.m. Jan. 6, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 13, 1915, in Mississippi County to the late Richard P. and Nora E. Campbell Britt, he served with the United States Army during World War II. He returned to Mississippi County and was employed as a barge worker until his retirement and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Evolee V. Thompson (01/08/06)
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Evolee Verneice Thompson, 92, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9 a.m. Jan. 4, 2006, at the Westwood Medical and Rehab Center in Archdale. Born Dec. 21, 1913, in McMullin, Mo., daughter of the late Willie Sanford and Donnie Lillie Merrell Thompson, she had worked for many years at the International Shoe Company in Sikeston until she retired...
Jo Wheatley (01/08/06)
WARREN, Mich. - Jo Elizabeth Edwards Wheatley, 77, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 5, 2005, at her home in Warren. Born Feb. 16, 1928, in Charleston, daughter of the late Crawford W. and Tishie Elizabeth Marable Edwards Sr., she had lived in Warren since 1979, where she was a member of the Warren Woods Baptist Church...
Carmen Mason (01/01/06)
SIKESTON - Carmen G. Mason, 91, died at 5 a.m. Dec. 30, 2005, at her daughter's home in Morton, Ill. Born March 14, 1914, in Flatwood, Tenn., daughter of the late George Robert and Minnie Dabbs Garner, she was a homemaker and a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Charles Crumbaugh (01/01/06)
CHAFFEE - Charles Crumbaugh, 78, died Dec. 30, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Betty Kirby-High (01/20/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Betty June Kirby-High, 75, died Jan. 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 25, 1930, in Anniston, daughter of the late Sidney Herbert and Nellie Fern Grounds Grubbs, she had worked as a service girl in the Prefit Department with Brown Shoe Co...
John Lashmet (01/20/06)
SIKESTON - Visitation for John Richard Lashmet, 58, who died Jan. 12, 2006, will be from 2 p.m. Saturday until time for a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Jim Barnhart, associate pastor of Miner Baptist Church, will officiate...
Ruth McCollum (01/20/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for Ruth E. McCollum, 83, who died Jan. 16, 2006, were: Scott Schaberg, Matt Schaberg, Ben Schaberg, Matt Groves, Allen Malcolm and Charles Riddle. Burial followed in the Sikeston City Cemetery with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements...
Thelmer Forrester (01/20/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Thelmer E. Forrester, 90, died Jan. 19, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Charlie Breedlove (01/20/06)
SIKESTON - Charlie Andrew Breedlove, 71, died at 8 a.m. Jan. 19, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 30, 1934, in Johnson County, Ark., son of the late Joe B. and Laura T. Pierce Breedlove, he was a retired mechanic and a past member of the Sikeston Jaycees. He had worked at J. and P. Auto Repair in Morley and as a farmer for Strobel Farms in Bell City...
Ralph Evans (01/20/06)
ORAN -- Ralph Samuel Evans, 92, died Jan. 19, 2006, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born Feb. 26, 1913, in Maynard, Ark., son of the late John and Goldie Culver Evans, he was a self-employed auctioneer and antique dealer. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Morley...
Robert Larkins Jr. (01/25/06)
BARDWELL, Ky. -- Robert Larkins Jr., 77, passed away Jan. 23, 2006, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born April 15, 1928 in Dorena, Mo., the son of R.R. and Annie Larkins. He graduated from East Prairie, Mo., High School in 1947 and began farming in the Dorena and East Prairie area before moving to Bardwell in 1962 where he continued farming until retiring in 1982. He was a member of Bardwell Baptist Church where he served on a number of committees...
James Mawery (01/25/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James Mawery, 38, died Jan. 17, 2006, at Southeast Hospital. Born April 14, 1966, in St. Louis, he was raised by Bertha Jones and Lossie Wilford of Salcedo and the late James Wilford from age 3-11 and then by Marian Walker of Cape Girardeau from age 13 until adulthood. ...
Katie Thomas (01/25/06)
CANALOU -- Katie Lawanda Thomas, 77, died at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 24, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 20, 1928, in Lepanto, Ark., daughter of the late Lonnie and Katie Miller Scroggin, she was a homemaker. On Nov. 6, 1960, in Piggott, Ark., she married Limuel B. Thomas, who preceded her in death on March 5, 2004...
Pauline Dowdy (01/25/06)
DEXTER -- Pauline Dowdy, 92, died Jan. 24, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 20, 1913, near Dexter, daughter of the late Bertis Monroe and Mable Jennings Lawrence, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and a former member of the Bridge Church of Christ near Dexter. ...
Deanne Disbro (01/25/06)
NAPLES, Fla. -- Deanne Disbro, 80, died Dec. 30, 2005, at her home in Naples. Born as Wilma Christman on Jan. 2, 1925, in Dexter, Mo., she was a member of the Acacia Country Club. More recently, she divided her time between her home in Hendersonville, N.C, as a member of the Champion Hills Country Club and her Naples residence...
Walter Dunn (01/25/06)
ADVANCE - Walter Dunn, 85, died Jan. 22, 2006, at his home. Born June 21, 1920, in Newbern, Tenn., to the late Franklin and Maggie Rittenberry Dunn, he had been a farmer and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. He attended Bell City General Baptist Church...
Harold Lancaster (01/25/06)
MATTHEWS -- Harold Lancaster, 63, died at 9:10 p.m. Jan. 24, 2006 at the Sells Nursing Home in Matthews. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston and will be announced later.
Amelia Essner (01/06/06)
NEW HAMBURG - Amelia Theresa Essner, 84, died at 6:25 p.m. Jan. 4, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1921, in Kelso, daughter of the late Frank Joseph and Mary Catherine Bles Kieffer, she had worked as a cutter for Florsheim Shoe in Chaffee and was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and St. Ann's Sodality...
Maria Rikard (01/06/06)
DEXTER - Maria Anita Rikard, 84, died Jan. 4, 2006, at her home. Born June 26, 1921, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Jose and Celestina Garcia Gonzalez, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and had owned the L and M Supermarket in Dexter with her husband. A member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 311 in Dexter, where she served as a Worthy Matron, she was also a professional softball player and had played shortstop for various St. Louis teams...
Evolee Thompson (01/06/06)
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Evolee Thompson, 92, formerly of Sikeston, died at 9 a.m. Jan. 4, 2006, at Westwood Medical and Rehab Center in Archdale, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Pauline Reinbott (01/06/06)
MORLEY - Pauline Reinbott, 93, died at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 5, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born June 11, 1912, in Maynard, Ark., daughter of the late H.A. and Lofa Evans Casey, she retired as a nurses aide from Shuffitt's Nursing Home in Sikeston...
Jo Wheatley (01/06/06)
WARREN, Mich. - Jo Elizabeth Edwards Wheatley, 77, formerly of Charleston, died at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 5, 2006. at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Jessalean Ray (01/06/06)
BERKLEY, Ky. - Jessalean Ray, 63, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 10:10 a.m. Jan. 4, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 22, 1942, in East Prairie, to the late Jesse and May Magdalene Fobar Priest, she had lived the past several years in Berkley, where she owned and operated the Flower Basket Flower Shop in Bardwell before retiring and was a member of the Berkley Baptist Church...
Rita Miller (01/06/06)
ST. LOUIS - Rita Jo Taylor Miller, 70, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 30, 2005. Born June 21, 1935, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late William and Hallie Taylor, she was a 1953 graduate of Sikeston High School. In January 1956, she married Vernon Miller, who survives of the home...
Shirley McGhee (01/05/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Shirley McGhee, who died on Jan. 2, 2006, were: Mike McGhee, Ron McGhee, Philip McGhee, Chris Northern, Chris Smith and Haskell Morse.
Mary Ray (01/05/06)
BERKLEY, Ky. - Mary Jessalean Ray, 63, formerly of Mississippi County, died Jan. 4, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Maria Rikard (01/05/06)
DEXTER - Maria Rikard, 84, died Jan. 4, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Harriet Godwin (01/05/06)
REDLANDS, Calif. - Harriet Cook Godwin, 73, died Nov. 8, 2005, in Redlands. Born May 15, 1932, in Morehouse, Mo., daughter of the late Harry and Dora Cook, she was a 1949 graduate of Morehouse High School. She lived on many different military bases in the United States and foreign countries during her husband's military career in the Air Force...
Mildred Allen (01/05/06)
SIKESTON - Mildred M. Allen, 85, died at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 16, 1920, in New Douglas, Ill., daughter of the late Ed and Martha Linn Schweppe, she was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston. In 1953, she began working as a bookkeeper for the Bucher, Essner and Miles CPA firm...
Ruth McCollum (01/18/06)
ST. CHARLES - Ruth Elizabeth McCollum, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 16, 2006, at her home. Born March 23, 1922, in Sikeston, to the late Wade T. and Sara Elizabeth Adams Malcolm, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for over 50 years and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 137...
Alva Kirk (01/18/06)
MARSTON - Alva Mae Kirk, 88, died Jan. 16, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 6, 1917, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Clarence Leroy and Lillie Mae Lewis Mims, she was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Marston. In 1936, she married Cecil Clinton Kirk, who preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1980...
Jason Adams (01/18/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jason Alexander Adams, 34, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home after a long battle with diabetes. Born on March 17, 1971 in Moline, Ill., he graduated from Moline High School and Missouri State University, where he obtained his bachelor's degree. He worked in the Sikeston area for several years...
Jean Downen (01/18/06)
RIDGEWAY, Ill. -- Esther Jean Powell Downen, 88, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Jan. 16, 2006, at her home. Born March 29, 1917, daughter of the late James Murray and Kate Limbaugh Powell, she was an elementary and high school teacher, retiring in 1988...
Kunigunda Samples (01/18/06)
MARSTON - Kunigunda Samples, 86, died Jan. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 3, 1919, in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Franz and Barbara Schoring Naukamm. She was united in marriage to Leman Forrest Samples, who preceded her in death...
Charles Rister (01/18/06)
CHAFFEE - Charles "Sonny" Rister died Jan. 17, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Lorene Daniel (01/29/06)
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Lorene (Loraine) Hornback Daniel, 75, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 12, 2006, in Palm Springs. Born Jan. 13, 1930, in Diehlstadt, Mo., to the late Norvel and Vida Hornback, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. She was an ordained minister for 50 years and founder and president of Apple of His Eyes Ministry...
Harold Hartman (01/12/06)
ORAN - Harold David Hartman, 84, died Jan. 10, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 10, 192l, in Lilbourn, son of the late Walter Martin and Mae Clara Penrose Hartman, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theatre. A heavy equipment operator with Local 513, he was a member of St. Mark Masonic Lodge and Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran...
Raymond Jordan (01/12/06)
BERTRAND - Raymond William Lee Jordan, 93, formerly of Caruthersville, died Jan. 9, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 3, 1912, in Kennett, son of the late William T. and Pearl Mae Ford Jordan, he had worked in highway construction with Penzel Construction before retiring...
Jessie Vaughn (01/12/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jessie A. Vaughn, 88, died Jan. 10, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Sept. 14, 1917, at Swifton, Ark., son of the late Lennie and Albert Vaughn, he was a veteran of the United States Army and operated the Portageville Pool Hall and Flea Market...
Billie O'Neal (01/12/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Billie Lois O'Neal, 71, died at 3:25 a.m. Jan. 12, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Born March 7, 1924, in Rainbow, Texas, daughter of the late Tom and Frances Boggs O'Neal, she was a retired teacher from Southeast Missouri State University and a member of First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Edward O'Herin (01/12/06)
NEW MADRID - Edward F. O'Herin, 86, died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home in New Madrid. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lana Corlew (01/12/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lana Jean Corlew, who died on Jan. 8, 2006, were: Jerry Griffin, Bob Griffin, Jared Hueckel, Jeff Hueckel, Eddie Hill and Harvey Noyes...
Dobbie Duncan (01/12/06)
ADVANCE - James "Dobbie" Duncan, 46, died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home. Born April 28, 1959, at Bloomfield, son of the late Paul and Bernice Morlan Duncan, he was a construction worker. On Feb. 18, 1989, at Bloomfield, he married Dorothy Hill, who survives of the home...
Rev. George Hill (01/12/06)
ESSEX - Rev. George Hill, 87, died Jan. 10, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter. Born Jan. 17, 1918, in Matthews, son of the late James R. and Pearl Mae Hunott Hill, he had lived in the Matthews and Sikeston area until 1940 when he moved to Essex. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was the pastor for approximately 40 years at the Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Pearl Hessling (01/29/06)
DEXTER - Pearl Hessling, 89, died Jan. 26, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Jan. 6, 1917, at Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Fred and Lena Allen Lucy, she was a homemaker and a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Katherine Marshall (01/29/06)
SIKESTON - Katherine "Kit" Marshall, 98, died Jan. 27, 2006, at her home northwest of Sikeston. Born April 24, 1907, at Morganfield, Ky., to the late W.B. and Mary Louisa Mills Hanner, she was a 1925 graduate of Sikeston High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church for many years. She farmed with her husband on their farm 10 miles northwest of Sikeston...
Paul Perkins (01/29/06)
BERNIE - Paul Perkins, 94, died Jan. 26, 2006, in the Malden Nursing Center. Born Sept. 24 1911, at Farmersburg, Ind., son of the late David L. and Della Petty Perkins, he was an artist and wood crafter of furniture. He was a member and a minister of music at the Bernie Christian Church...
Shirley Hill (01/29/06)
DEXTER -- Shirley Ann Hill, 65, died Jan. 26, 2006, at the Cypress Point Health Care. Born Feb. 3, 1940, in Granite City, Ill., daughter of the late Joseph B. and Rita Daniels Werner, she was a homemaker, a volunteer for V.N.A., and a member of the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary and the Faith Fellowship Church in Dexter...
Jimmie Farmer (01/09/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Jimmie Farmer, 64, died Jan. 8, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gene Barnes (01/09/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gene Barnes, 81, died at 1:45 p.m. Jan. 8, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 18, 1924, in East Prairie, son of the late Ferd Robert and Velva May Ray Barnes, he lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he owned and operated Barnes Flying Services for 46 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II...
Helen White (01/09/06)
CORSICANA, Texas -- Helen Shipman White, 87, died Jan. 7, 2006, at the Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Corsicana. Born Oct. 29, 1918, in Eldorado, Ill., daughter of the late George and Izaria Wells Crowe, she had lived in Dexter, Mo., for many years before moving to Texas five years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Jackie Stockton (01/09/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jackie Louise Stockton, 60, died Jan. 8, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 29, 1945, in Jonesboro, Ark., the daughter of Willa Jean Bryant Dawson of Portageville and the late Jack Parkman, she was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church...
Hilda Smyth (01/09/06)
DEXTER - Hilda Smyth, 75, died Jan. 6, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 10, 1930, at Essex, daughter of the late Dallas and Clara Brown Baker, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. On Sept. 10, 1949, at Dexter, she married Alvin Smyth, who survives of the home...
William Dixon (01/04/06)
CHARLESTON - William E. Dixon, 45, died Dec. 30, 2005, at the Bertrand Retirement Home in Bertrand. Born May 20, 1960, in Wyatt, son of the late Olie and Eather Scott Dixon, he was a 1979 graduate of Charleston High School. Survivors include: one son, William E. ...
Geneva Crow (01/04/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Geneva F. Harrellson Crow, who died on Jan. 2, 2006, were: John Stephens III, Andy Turman, Steve Lanpher, James Harrellson, Jim Stuever and Joseph Thor...
Bertha Ratliff (01/04/06)
LILBOURN - Bertha Bell Miskell Ratliff, 97, died Jan. 2, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born June 30, 1908, in Conran, daughter of the late Alvin "Goon" and Fannie Frances Hutchcraft Fortner, she was of the Assembly of God faith. On Aug. 15, 1932, she married John Miskell, who preceded her in death in 1974. She later married John Ratliff, who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1980...
Clara Jones (01/04/06)
SIKESTON - Clara Jo "Mickey" Jones, 70, died at 11:48 a.m. Jan. 3, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 10, 1935, in Sikeston, to the late Malcolm and E. LaRue Heath Monan, she was a registered nurse and had worked at the Cairo, Ill. ...
Mildred Allen (01/04/06)
SIKESTON - Mildred M. Allen, 85, died at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Frank Hutchason (01/19/06)
FULTON -- Frank Wesley Hutchason, 84, died Jan. 17, 2006, at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia. Born Jan. 17, 1922, in Sikeston, son of the late Clarence Albert and Bertha Bell Brown Hutchason, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Philippines. He was employed as a truck driver for hauling cars. Later, he worked as a jailer for the Callaway County Sheriff's Department...
Sonny Rister (01/19/06)
CHAFFEE - Charles "Sonny" Rister, 68, died at 6 a.m. Jan. 17, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 29, 1937, in Chaffee, son of the late Arlie Otis and Dora Mildred Stidham Rister Sr., he was a security guard for Security Services of America in Chaffee and worked from 1959 until retirement in 1980 as a brakeman for Cotton Belt Railroad in Scott City. ...
Mary Colove (01/19/06)
DEXTER - Mary M. Colove, 68, died Jan. 17, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1937, in Naylor, daughter of the late Joe and Hattie Jennings Whitaker, she was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter and a self-employed accountant...
John Lashmet (01/19/06)
SIKESTON - Visitation for John Richard Lashmet, 58, who died Jan. 12, 2006, will be from 2 p.m. until time for a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Jim Barnhart, associate pastor of Miner Baptist Church, will officiate...
Joyce Burge (01/19/06)
ESSEX - Joyce Burge, 54, died Jan. 17, 2006, in St. Louis University Hospital at St. Louis. Born Oct. 22, 1951, at Ponca City, Okla., daughter of Martha Neely Burge of Essex and the late Earl William Burge, she was a former secretary for the V.N.A. in Dexter and a member of the Essex First Baptist Church...
Charlie Breedlove (01/19/06)
MORLEY - Charlie Breedlove, 71, died Jan. 19, 2006, at Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Ralph Evans (01/19/06)
CHAFFEE - Ralph Evans, 92, died Jan. 19, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Ola McClanahan (01/31/06)
SIKESTON - Ola B. McClanahan, 85, died at 8:10 a.m. Jan. 30, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Jan. 21, 1921, in Charleston, to the late William Carter and Althea Mae Singleton Groves, she was a member of the Sikeston Community Church. On June 19, 1940, in New Madrid, she married Wyatt McClanahan, who survives...
Savannah Snider (01/31/06)
DEXTER - Savannah Brooke Snider, 19, died Jan. 29, 2006, at the St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 18, 1986, in Sikeston, daughter of Stan Snider and Sheila Fuwell, both of Dexter, she had lived in Dexter most of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. ...
Monty McTigue (01/31/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Monty McTigue, 51, died Jan. 30, 2006, near East Prairie. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Kathryn Fortner (01/03/06)
RISCO - Kathryn Marie Rayburn Fortner, 80, died at 3:03 a.m. Dec. 30, 2005, at her home in Risco. Born Oct. 28, 1925, in Malden, to the late Harry Edward and Kittie Belle Capshaw Rayburn, she was a retired teacher and an active member of the Risco First Baptist Church...
Annie Matthews (01/03/06)
SIKESTON - Annie Mae Gant Matthews, 86, died at 5:20 p.m. Dec. 31, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 9, 1919, in Saltilo, Tenn., daughter of the late Marvin and Mary Bell Gant, she lived most of her life in Sikeston where she owned and operated Ann's Fabric for 17 years. She was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ and a former member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 137...
Bradley Mills (01/03/06)
DEXTER - Bradley Fred Mills, 46, died Jan. 2, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1959, at Poplar Bluff, son of Ted and Barbara Brown Mills of Dexter, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, owner of a transit service and the former owner of an overhead door company, both in Fort Lauderdale, Fla...
Rosalee Spence (01/03/06)
NEW MADRID - Rosalee Clark Spence, 93, died Jan. 1, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 12, 1912, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Alfred and Letha Masterson Clark. Five brothers, one sister, one son and an infant daughter also preceded her in death...
Joe Bollinger (01/03/06)
CHAFFEE - Joseph J. "Joe Bollinger, 87, died Jan. 1, 2006, at St. Ambrose Church in Chaffee during 9 a.m. Mass. He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Benton, the son of the late Victor and Clementine Hahn Bollinger. On March 25, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, he married Phyllis E. O'Donnell, who survives of Saxony Village in Cape Girardeau...
Ruben Adkins (01/03/06)
DEXTER - Ruben Ezra Adkins, 82, died Dec. 31, 2005, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Bernie, son of the late Ezra Adkins and Carrie Anthony Adkins, he was a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church at Campbell. A retired farmer, he was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp serving in World War II...
Scyvillia Buell (01/03/06)
ORAN - Scyvillia Regina Buell, 78, died at 2:55 p.m. Jan. 1, 2006, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 20, 1927, in Oran to the late Ferdinand "Fred" and Louise Wiedfeld Brucker, she was a retired employee of the Oran Hat Factory. A member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, she was belonged to the St. Ann Sodality...
Joan Aarant (01/03/06)
DEXTER - Joan Aarant, 77, died Dec. 30, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Born April 1, 1928, at Dexter, to the late William and Margaret Berry Knight, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and a homemaker...
Carmen G. Mason (01/03/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Carmen G. Mason, 91, who died Dec. 30, 2005, were: Harold Brewer, Rick Brewer, Richard Shivers, Kenneth Shivers, Eric Scanlon and Jayme Brewer.
Shirley McGhee (01/03/06)
DEXTER - Shirley McGhee, 73, died Jan. 2, 2006, at her home. Born March 14, 1932, in Malden, daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian Opal Burchett Book, she had lived for the past 36 years in Dexter and worked for many years as a cashier at the Hickory House Restaurant. She had also worked as a CNA at the Vintage Villa Nursing Home in Dexter and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter...
Bud Hedge (01/03/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Melburne Francis "Bud" Hedge, 70, died Jan. 1, 2006, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born May 11, 1935, in Mississippi County, son of the late George Martin and Hattie L. Moore Hedge, he was a retired truck driver and lived in Mississippi County his entire life...
Geneva Crow (01/03/06)
BERNIE - Geneva F. Harrellson Crow, 90, died Jan. 2, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 20, 1915, in rural Bernie, near Sugar Tree, daughter of the late Benjamin Conway and Caltonia Young Harrellson, she had lived all her life near Bernie, where she had farmed with her husband and was the 2003 Missouri Farm Woman of the Year and was a member of the Poplar Bluff Master Gardeners...
Albert Seiler (01/03/06)
SIKESTON - Albert I. Seiler, 84, died at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2005, at his home following an extended illness. Born Sept. 26, 1921, in Oran, son of the late Herman and Mary Snyder Seiler, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, where he was stationed in England. ...
Lillie Dettrie (01/03/06)
DEXTER - Lillie Mae Dettrie, 94, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born July 31, 1911, at Waverly, Tenn., daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Ivy Florence Powers Guthrie, she was a homemaker and a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church near Campbell...
Lucille Baker (01/10/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lucille Baker, 94, died at 10:02 p.m. Jan. 9, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Nada Bradford (01/10/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Nada Ellen Bradford, 97, died Jan. 8, 2006, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 23, 1908, in Diehlstadt, the daughter of the late W.A. and Nettie McGinnis English, she was active in the Morley community and school district. She later worked as a bookkeeper for Scott County Courthouse in Benton and B&B Salvage Co. in Jackson and as activity director for Cape LaCroix Nursing Home. She was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church...
Jimmie Farmer (01/10/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Jimmie S. Farmer, 64, died Jan. 8, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 18, 1941, in Dexter, son of the late Charles R. and Lucy Ann Ruggles Farmer, he was formerly employed for 27 years with Arvin Meritor in Dexter and was affiliated with the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter...
Jimmy Robinson (01/11/06)
SIKESTON - James "Jimmy" Robinson, 55, died Jan. 8, 2006, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Lilbourn. Born March 2, 1950, in Sikeston, to the late William and Justina Robinson Johnson, he was a former pastor of St. Matthew Baptist Church in Charleston and was pastor and founder of Straight Street Church in Sikeston...
Lola Corlew (01/10/06)
ESSEX - Lana Jean Corlew, 58, died Jan. 8, 2006, at her home. Born April 20, 1947, near Essex, daughter of Doyle and the late Vera Verneta Blevins Corlew, she had lived most of her life in Essex and was of the General Baptist belief. In addition to her father, survivors include: two brothers, Gary Corlew of Essex and David Corlew of Dexter...
Lola Wisely (01/10/06)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. - Lola Mae Wisely, 92, died at 9:28 a.m. Jan. 9, 2006, at the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro. Born Nov. 12, 1913, in Union County, Ill., the daughter of the late Dennis and Ora Pierce White, she became a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church on July 6, 1941, and was a retired cook at Lincoln School in Murphysboro...
Dolph Gibson (01/10/06)
DEXTER - Floyd "Dolph" Gibson, 90, died Jan. 9, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter. Born Nov. 6, 1915, near Dexter, son of the late Lonnie and Hattie Duncan Gibson, he had lived most of his life in Dexter, spent many years in Washington State and returned to Dexter in 1985, where he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church...
Earline Petty (01/10/06)
CHARLESTON - Earline Davis Petty, 78, died at 9:28 a.m. Jan. 9, 2006, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1927, in Henson, to the late Jobe and Florence Jones Steward, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County, was a homemaker and of the Nazarene belief...
Connie Adams (01/10/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Connie Johnson Adams, 61, died Jan. 9, 2006, at her home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Jessie Vaughn (01/11/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jessie A. Vaughn, died Jan. 11, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Alice Baker (01/11/06)
CHARLESTON - Alice Lucille Baker, 94, died at 10:02 p.m. Jan. 9, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 28, 1911, in Mississippi County to the late William Henderson and Alice Greer Bryan, she lived all her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church near Charleston...
Connie Adams (01/11/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Connie Sue Price Adams, 61, formerly of Parma, died Jan. 9, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1944, at Gideon, to the late Preston and Violet Mills Woods, she lived in East Prairie for the past six months and was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Sikeston...
Helen White (01/11/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Helen Shipman White, who died on Jan. 7, 2006, were: Ernie Hill, Jim Snider, Bob Phillips, Don Seabaugh, Jim Koontz and Curt Shipman.
Harry Quade (01/22/06)
CHAFFEE - Harry E. Quade, 89, died at 7:40 a.m. Jan. 20, 2006, at the Life Care Center in Chaffee. Born March 17, 1916, son of the late Herbert and Frieda Gerecke Quade, he was a retired aircraft welder for General Dynamics in San Diego, Calif. On May 23, 1935, he married Goldie Methaney who preceded him in death in 1960...
Bonnie Story (01/22/06)
MATTHEWS -- Bonnie Ellen Story, 85, died Jan. 20, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 30, 1920, near Kewanee, daughter of the late Wade and Cora Bizzell Tucker, she and her husband co-owned and operated Story's General Store in Matthews for many years...
Mary George (01/22/06)
DEXTER -- Mary A. George, 73, died Jan. 20, 2006, at her home in Dexter. Born Jan. 28, 1932, in Hector, Ark., daughter of the late Hobert and Sibyl Coffman Voss, she was a member of Sugar Tree Baptist Church near Bernie, a former supervisor with Ely Walker Manufacturing in Kennett and a former employee of B&M Landscaping in Dexter...
Thelmer Forrester (01/22/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Thelmer E. Forrester, 90, died Jan. 19, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 14, 1915, in Pemiscot County, she was the daughter of the late Mary Wyatt and Henry Fisher. In 1932, she married Delmar R. Forrester who preceded her in death on May 22, 1973...
Lee Beck (01/22/06)
MATTHEWS -- Walter Lee Beck Jr., 52, died at 2:18 p.m. Jan. 20, 2006, in the emergency room of Missouri Delta Medical Center from an apparent heart attack. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday...
Kelly Wise (01/22/06)
WARRENTON -- Kelly E. Wise, 54, formerly of Sikeston, died at 4:04 p.m. Jan. 18, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis. Born March 10, 1951, in Sikeston, son of the late Charles and Vivian Demaris Wise Jr., he was a truck driver for Dino's Trucking in St. Louis. He attended Faith Christian Family Church in Warrenton...
Chester Smith (01/26/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for the Rev. Chester C. Smith, who died on Jan. 21, 2006, were: Terry Smith, Tommy Williamson, Jonathan McGuire, Paul Head, Greg Tomlin and Jeff Williamson...
Katie Gwaltney (01/26/06)
IMPERIAL - Katie D. Gwaltney, 102, died Jan. 25, 2006, at the Festus Manor Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Carolyn Long (01/26/06)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Carolyn Long, 61, died Jan. 21, 2006, at her home. Born March 17, 1944, at Kewanee, Mo., daughter of Maxine Carver Duniphan of Mitchel and the late Clifford Duniphan, she had spent most of her life in Granite City. On May 1, 1975, at Mitchel, she married Robert Lee Long, who survives of the home...
Brenda Freeland (01/26/06)
CHAFFEE -- Brenda Carol Freeland, 52, died Jan. 24, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1953, in Holcomb, daughter of the late William Athel and Ada Louise Reese Johnson, she was employed as a cashier sales associate with One-Stop in Chaffee. On June 5, 1971, she married Steve Freeland who survives of the home...
Harold Lancaster (01/26/06)
MATTHEWS -- Harold Boyd Lancaster, 64, died at 9:10 p.m. Jan. 25, 2006, at the Sells Rest Home. Born Dec. 30, 1941, in Risco, son of James Ercie Lancaster of Risco and the late Oneida Bernice Davis Lancaster, he had lived in Matthews for several years. He had been a security guard for the Noranda Power Plant in Marston and Triangle in Sikeston until his retirement and was a member of the Bertrand First Baptist Church...
John Dial (01/26/06)
DEXTER -- John D. Dial, 72, died Jan. 25, 2006, at his home. Born April 5, 1933, in Cuba, Ala., son of the late Charlie and Nellie Williams Dial, he had lived in Alabama, Granite City, Ill., and Charter Oak before moving to Dexter in 1994. He was a member of the Eagles, the Am Vets in Illinois and Union Local 67...
Edna Boyd (01/26/06)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Edna E. Boyd, 88, died Jan. 24, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Mo. Born Dec. 15, 1917, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of the late Wiley M. and Mary Alice Lewis Epperson, she was a homemaker and member of Union Church in Villa Ridge...
Meredith Capps (01/26/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Meredith Capps, who died on Jan. 23, 2006, were: Jimmy Lee Jr., Jack Lee, Terry Lee, Chris Droke, Bob Capps and Mark Capps.
Chuck Henzi (01/30/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charles F. "Chuck" Henzi, 58, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 28, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Ola McClanahan (01/30/06)
SIKESTON - Ola McClanahan, 85, died Jan. 30, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Savannah Snider (01/30/06)
DEXTER - Savannah Snider, 19, died Jan. 29, 2006, at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Jena Hopwood (01/30/06)
SIKESTON - Jena F. Hopwood, 80, formerly of Doniphan, died at Sells Nursing Home in Matthews on Jan. 29, 2006. Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan is in charge of arrangements which incomplete.
Christine Godwin (01/30/06)
ORAN - Christene R. Godwin, 72, died Jan. 29, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
John Dial (01/30/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for John D. Dial, 72, who died Jan. 25, 2006, were: Bruce Dial, James Dial, Doug Byrum, Josh Byrum, Jake Byrum and Chuck Chism. Honorary pallbearer was Jay Davis...
Phillip Gossett (01/30/06)
DONIPHAN -- Phillip Gossett, 66, formerly of Poplar Bluff and Sikeston, died Jan. 28, 2006, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born May 14, 1939, in Crowder, son of the late Phillip I. and Ferrell Bennett Gossett, he was a member of Primitive Baptist Church, a cattle manager at Black River Angus Farms, and sung with The Countrymen music group of Caruthersville...
Eugene Cunningham (01/27/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Eugene N. Cunningham, 77, died Jan. 25, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 25, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Roy H. and Emily Kage Cunningham, he attended high school in Blytheville, Ark. He owned and operated High View Park near Jackson from 1949 -1974, was a substitute mail carrier for the Jackson Post Office and worked for the former Landgraf Construction Co. ...
Katie Thomas (01/27/06)
CANALOU -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Katie Lawanda Thomas, 77, who died on Jan. 24, 2006, were: Eugene Lambert, Ray Northcutt, Roger Northcutt, Shane Humphrey, Harold Springs and Charles Campbell...
Katie Gwaltney (01/27/06)
FESTUS - Katie Doris Gwaltney, 102, died Jan. 25, 2006, at the Festus Manor Nursing Home. Born Dec. 18, 1903, at Leora, the daughter of the late James Thomas and Susan Henrietta Tucker Hobgood, she was a homemaker and a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church...
Pearl Hessling (01/27/06)
DEXTER - Pearl Hessling, 89, died Jan. 26, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Edna Middleton (01/27/06)
DEXTER -- Edna Chloteel Middleton, 81, died Jan. 26, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 24, 1924, at Essex, daughter of the late Albert and Mary Swinger Creed, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Brethren at Frisco. On Dec. 23, 1955, at Hernando, Miss., she married Charles Middleton who survives of the home...
Vera Corbin (01/27/06)
TROY, Mich. -- Vera Edith Corbin, 89, died Jan. 25, 2006, in the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak, Mich. Born March 17, 1916, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late James and Gertie Robinson, she was a homemaker and a member of the Woodside Bible Church at Troy...
Christine Godwin (01/31/06)
MORLEY - Christene Godwin, 72, died at 7:47 p.m. Jan. 29, 2006, in the emergency room of Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 3, 1933, in Hagarville, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph W. and Robbie Hutchins Mays, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morley and for 15 years the program director for the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging in Sikeston and Cape Girardeau...
Jena Hopwood (01/31/06)
SIKESTON - Jena Faye Hopwood, 80, died Jan. 29, 2006, at Sells Nursing Home in Matthews. Born Feb. 24, 1925, in Randolph County, Ark., to the late George and Belle Swindle Green, she was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and taught in the Ripley County School system for six years. She then moved to Sikeston, where she was a registered record administrator supervisor in the Medical Records Department at Missouri Delta Medical Center for 37 years...
Betty Bunker (01/31/06)
LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. -- Betty Barger Bunker, 84, died Jan. 29, 2006, at her home. Born Dec. 29, 1921, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late Euell Harrison and Myrtle Emma "Tot" Gresham Barger, she was a retired secretary for Chicot County Sheriff's Office and had previously been a bookkeeper for Bunker Gin Company, owner/operator of The Finishing Touch Gift Shop and was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church...
T.J. Woods (01/16/06)
LILBOURN - T.J. Woods went home to be with our Lord on the glad morning of Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006. Born Jan. 23, 1923, in Marmaduke, Ark., he was one of nine children born to the late Claude and Frances Allen Woods. In 1969, T.J. became a Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn. He remained a dedicated member of the church all his life serving as a deacon, training union director, and, his favorite - the position of usher...
Paul L. Freed (01/16/06)
SIKESTON - Paul L. Freed, 87, died at 2:10 a.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 15, 1918, in Hagarville, Ark., to the late Arch Monroe and Nettie Lou Stone Freed, he served in the United States Army during World War II, in the 6th Infantry Division, 63rd Regiment, Company E. ...
Charles Yant (01/16/06)
SIKESTON - Charles Ellsworth "Bud" Yant, 75, died at 11 a.m. Jan. 13, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 18, 1930, in Sikeston, son of the late Charles William "Charlie" and Eva Missouri Price Yant, he was of the Baptist faith. ...
The Rev. George Hill (01/16/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for the Rev. George Hill, who died Jan. 10, 2006, were: David Lankford, Barry Horton, Donnie Foster, John Sayre, Jim Hartman and Tony Legge.
Gregory McClard (01/16/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Gregory Martin McClard, 35, died Jan. 13, 2006, south of Puxico. Born Oct. 31, 1970, in Flint, Mich., son of Elaine Harrell Cross of Flint and Jerry McClard of Bloomfield, he had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community and was a brick mason for Foste Masonry...
Phil McCuiston (01/16/06)
CHARLESTON - Phillip "Phil" Wayne McCuiston, 60, died at 7:21 a.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 28, 1945, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Norma Rose McCuiston Bagavich and Robert Carroll McCuiston, he had lived most of his life in Charleston and was employed with Davis Lumber Co. ...
Argus Coonts (01/16/06)
MOREHOUSE -- Argus H. Coonts, 75, formerly of Gideon and Malden, died Jan. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 9, 1930, in Mount Judea, Ark., son of the late Tony and Willa Mae Rhynes Coonts, he was a retired self-employed auto mechanic...
Meredith Capps (01/24/06)
DEXTER - Meredith L. Capps, 79, died Jan. 23, 2006, at the Westwood Hills Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born March 9, 1926, near Dexter, to the late Tom and Lucetta Black Morris, she had lived all her life in Bloomfield and Dexter and was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Dexter...
Katie Thomas (01/24/06)
CANALOU -- Katie Thomas, 77, died Jan. 24, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Clella Reed (01/24/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Clella Reed, 86, who died on Jan. 22, 2006, will be: Robert Hileman, Alan Byrd, Bill Ellison, Jim Ellison, Jim Ellison Jr., Chip Hileman and Kenneth Ellison. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday...
Janette Story (01/24/06)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Janette Baker Story, 76, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 3:45 p.m. Jan. 23, 2006, at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Born June 25, 1929, in Poplar Bluff, she was the daughter of the late James Roy and Lucille Barker Baker. ...
Dorothy Roberts (01/24/06)
DEXTER - Dorothy Dean Roberts, 86, died Jan. 23, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born April 6, 1919, in Morrilton, Ark., daughter of the late Flurrence and Martha Crouch Dean, she had lived in Dexter for many years. She married Phillip Roberts in Chicago, and he preceded her in death...
Lee Beck (01/24/06)
MATTHEWS - Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Walter Lee Beck Jr., 52, who died on Jan. 20, 2006, were: David Bizzell, Fred Daniels, Mike "Mudd" Pyles, Kenny Allen, Danny Bridger, N.J. "Bud" Werner, Richard Wallace and Richard Davis...
Pauline Dowdy (01/24/06)
DEXTER - Pauline Dowdy, 92, died Jan. 24, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Wenona Williams (01/15/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Wenona Mae Williams, 82, died Jan. 13, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Born Feb. 14, 1923, at Hodgess, Ala., daughter of the late Williams I. and Della Rose Nichols Pritchett, where was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Portageville...
Paul L. Freed (01/15/06)
SIKESTON - Paul L. Freed, 87, died at 2:10 a.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 15, 1918, in Hagarville, Ark., to the late Arch Monroe and Nettie Lou Stone Freed, he served in the United States Army during World War II, in the 6th Infantry Division, 63rd Regiment, Company E. ...
L. David Lewis (01/15/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for the graveside services scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for Dr. L. David Lewis, 60, of Anderson, Ind., formerly of Sikeston, will be: Greg Bailey, Andrew Bailey, Dennis Croxford, Harold Bays, Charles Sitton and Greg Boyd. Visitation will be from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Phil McQuiston (01/15/06)
CHARLESTON - Phil McQuiston, 60, died at 7:21 a.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Lillian Scherer (01/15/06)
BENTON - Lillian Dempster Scherer, 78, died Jan. 12, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 3, 1927, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late Edwin R. and Mary Arlena Wills Dempster, she was a graduate of Diehlstadt High School. On Feb. 10, 1948, she married Sylvester "Bud" Scherer, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1976...
Robert Blankenbeker Jr. (01/15/06)
DOUGLAS, Ga. - Robert Brooks Blankenbeker Jr., 62, formerly of Morley, died at 12:45 a.m. Jan. 13, 2006, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga. Born Sept. 24, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert Brooks Blankenbeker Sr. and the late Elizabeth Ann May Blankenbeker, he was a retired computer technician and a member of the First Community Church in Douglas...
Bud Yant (01/15/06)
SIKESTON - Charles Elsworth "Bud" Yant, 75, died Jan. 13, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Lee Beck (01/23/06)
MATTHEWS - Walter Lee Beck Jr., 52, died at 2:18 p.m. Jan. 20, 2006, in the emergency room at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 12, 1953, to the late Walter Lee and Virginia Lee Lathom Beck Sr., he was owner and operator of Lee's Lawn Irrigation. ...
Mack Higgerson (01/23/06)
NEW MADRID - Elzie Mack Higgerson, 69, died Jan. 22, 2006, at his home. Born April 4, 1936, at Sugar Tree Ridge in New Madrid County, son of the late Andrew Jackson and Lena Wright Keene Higgerson, he lived most of his life in New Madrid County. He was a farmer for several years and then a carpenter until his retirement. ...
Chester Smith (01/23/06)
DEXTER -- Rev. Chester C. Smith, 85, died Jan. 21, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter. Born Feb. 3, 1920, in Leora, son of the late John Edgar and Mary Ellen Carwile Smith, he had lived in Dexter since 1933. He was a retired General Baptist minister of 50 years and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter. He had worked many years as a belt sander at the IXL Manufacturing Co. and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II...
Clella Reed (01/23/06)
SIKESTON -- Clella Fern Reed, 86, died at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 1, 1919, in Callao, to the late Clarence Calvin and Fridona Jane Taylor Cavins, she was a homemaker and had worked for Drs. Stepp and Adams at Sikeston Veterinary Clinic...
Eileen C. Sewald (01/23/06)
O'FALLON, Ill. - Eileen Cathryn Sewald, 89, formerly residing at Bradford Place in Swansea, died Jan. 19, 2006 at O'Fallon Health Care in O'Fallon. Born Oct. 26, 1916 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., Eileen was a member of First Baptist Church of Sikeston and more recently attended the First Baptist Church of O'Fallon. ...
John Orman (01/23/06)
SIKESTON - John W. Orman, 57, died Jan. 21, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 15, 1948, in Franklin, Tenn., to the late Comer and Evaleen Burns Orman, he had worked for Lambert's Cafe and was of the Baptist belief. On April 14, 1979, in Matthews, he married Kay Tidwell, who preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 2002...
Donald Still (01/23/06)
SIKESTON -- Donald Earl Still, 57, died Jan. 18, 2006, in California while working on the road as a truck driver. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Bruce Hampton (01/23/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bruce Hampton, 49, died Jan. 21, 2006. Survivors include: his wife, Julie Hampton; four sons, Jason, Benjamin, Corey and Christopher; two stepdaughters, Danielle and Dawn; two brothers, Steve and George; one sister, Candy; and a special friend, Bill Taylor...
Walter Dunn (01/23/06)
ADVANCE -- Walter Dunn, 85, died Jan. 22, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Alice Walton (01/13/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Alice Walton, 51, died Jan. 11, 2006, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born Dec. 18, 1954, in Charleston, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Henderson Fulton and Virley Jennings Agee. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home in Charleston...
James Robinson (01/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Burial for James Robinson, 55, who died Jan. 8, 2006, will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston following services at 1 p.m. Saturday at Green Memorial Church of God in Christ. Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements...
Richard Carson (01/13/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Richard G. Carson, 69, formerly of St. Charles, Ill., died Jan. 12, 2006, at the Cypress Point Healthcare facility in Dexter. Born Sept. 11, 1936, in Bernie, son of the late Lawrence E. and Norma Pippins Carson, he had worked for the City of Dexter Street Department, attended the Alliance Church of Bernie and had served in the United States Army...
Lillian Scherer (01/13/06)
BENTON - Lillian B. Scherer, 77, died Jan. 12, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Russell Richards Jr. (01/13/06)
MALDEN - Russell Lee Richards Jr., 50, died Jan. 9, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1955, in Parma, son of Russell Lee Richard of Malden and the late Mary Dell Drain Richard, he was an Army veteran. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Sikeston, he was retired from Ford Motor Co...
L. David Lewis (01/13/06)
ANDERSON, Ind. - Dr. L. David Lewis, 60, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died peacefully at his Anderson home on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. The son of the late O.C. and Pearl Lewis of Sikeston, he served as interim pastor at Tanner Street Church of God (1990) and was co-owner of Lewis Furniture Co. and Kingsway Furniture Store...
Dolph Gibson (01/13/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Floyd "Dolph" Gibson, who died Jan. 9, 2006, were: David Fleming, Jerry Willis, Harold Gibson, Larry Eaton, Lester Eaton and Jimmie Gibson. Honorary pallbearers were: Jim Chapman, Lonnie Chapman and Lester Chapman...
Mary Davis (01/13/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Mary Elizabeth Davis, 57, died at 3:19 a.m. Jan. 12, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1948, in Caruthersville, daughter of Mary E. Hoover Simms of Scott City and the late Richard A. Kurtz, she worked in construction for Tower Rock Quarry...
Edward O'Herin (01/13/06)
NEW MADRID - Edward F. O'Herin, 86, died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home in New Madrid. Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Parsons, Kan., to the late William E. and Agnes James O'Herin, he was a 1941 graduate of the University of Missouri. A captain in the Army Air Force Transport Command in the South Pacific, he was injured and decorated in the invasion of the Philippines at Leyte Gulf. ...
John Lashmet (01/13/06)
SIKESTON - John Richard Lashmet, 58, died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home. Born July 29, 1947, in Fort Collins, Colo., son of Dorothy Thorpe Lashmet of Sikeston and the late Fred Lashmet, he was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Vietnam War. He was an operating engineer for Local 513 in St. Louis and had worked for Ray Clinton Construction, Mechanical Systems for Fred Lashmet and the Panama Canal Pipeline...