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Obituaries from February 2006

Helen Chittenden (02/26/06)
SIKESTON - Helen Chittenden, 90, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Monday until time for services at 2 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Agatha Largent (02/26/06)
SIKESTON - Agatha Largent, 95, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Addie Pinkston (02/26/06)
KELSO- Addie B. Pinkston, 81, died Feb. 24, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Bill McBroom (02/26/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for William "Bill" McBroom, who died on Feb. 20, 2006, were: Jason Freeman, Josh Robinson, Lee Mims, Mike Shaw, Chuck Tilley and Bob Greer...
Sara Guetterman (02/26/06)
CAIRO, Ill. - Sara Guetterman, 84, died Feb. 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born May 31, 1921, in Cairo, daughter of the late Alex and Mary Farah Johnson, she had worked at McKesson and Robbins. In 1946, she and her husband owned and operated Jack Guetterman Grocery for 22 years before purchasing the Chrysler-Plymouth Dealership in Cairo. ...
Donald Still (02/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Donald Earl Still, 57, died Jan. 18, 2006, in California while on the road as a truck driver. Born March 29, 1948, in New Madrid, son of the late Joseph D. and Louise Lynch Still, he was a driver for R & G Carriers, a member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston, and was of the Baptist belief...
Donna Poley (02/05/06)
MARSTON -- Donna Kaye Poley, 43, died Feb. 2, 2006 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 29, 1962, in Lilbourn, daughter of Virginia Persfull of Bloomington, Ind., and Donald Ferguson of Marston, she was a member of the last graduating class from Lilbourn High School. The assistant manager at the Delta Grower Association station in New Madrid, she was a member of the Marston Fire Department Auxiliary...
Bo Hunt (02/05/06)
NEW MADRID -- Samuel "Bo" Hunt, 71, died Jan. 31, 2006, at his home. Born March 29, 1934, in Sikeston, son of the late George and Leatter Reed Hunt, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post No. 7183 in Lilbourn where he was also the chaplain. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in New Madrid and a member of the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce...
Dennis L. Scherer (02/05/06)
DONIPHAN - Dennis L. Scherer, 52, formerly of Dexter and Bell City, died Feb. 2, 2006 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 17, 1953, in Amarillo, Texas, son of Robert and Mona Jones Scherer of Dexter, he was a self-employed business owner of Big D's restaurants in Doniphan and Poplar Bluff. A member of the St. Benedict Catholic Church in Doniphan, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Poplar Bluff...
Mildred Ritch (02/05/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mildred Ritch, 65, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 3, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Euleta Shaffar (02/10/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Euleta M. Shaffar, 81, who died Feb. 6, 2006, were: Clarence Savage, Don Savage, Hank Savage, Geoff Shaffar Jr., Colin O'Mara and Joe Hoye.
Henry Duncan (02/10/06)
HOWARDVILLE -- Henry R. Hopson Duncan, 80, died Feb. 4, 2006, at his home. Born July 13, 1925, in New Albany, Miss., son of the late Andrew and Ora Robinson Duncan, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He also sang in a quartet for years...
Cecelia Morie (02/10/06)
CHAFFEE -- Cecelia L. Morie, 98, died Feb. 9, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Ella W. Newton (02/10/06)
MURRAY, Ky. - Ella Wilson Newton, 86, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 5: 05 p.m. Feb. 8, 2006, in Murray. Born July 27, 1919, in Mississippi County to the late Charles and Rosa May Rice Wilson, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. In 1978, she moved to Murray where she became a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church...
Ray Barnett Sr. (02/10/06)
NEW MADRID -- Ray Charlie Barnett Sr., 40, died Feb. 7, 2006, at his home near Henderson Mound in New Madrid County. Born May 11, 1965, in Aberdeen, Miss., he was the son of Joyce Sue Sissom of Henderson, Tenn., and the late Charlie Jasper Barnett. On Aug. 1, 1987, in Sikeston, he married Mary Rebecca Barnett, who survives of the home...
Anita Downing (02/10/06)
LILBOURN -- Anita Joy Downing, 67, died at 2:40 a.m. Feb. 9, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 29, 1938, in Armorel, Ark., daughter of the late Edgar and Margaret Ryan Downing, she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior and became a member of the Methodist Church in Lilbourn many years ago. She took great pride in her church and enjoyed singing in her church choir. Her hobbies included sewing, gardening and cooking...
James Garrett (02/10/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- James E. Garrett, 84, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 9, 2006, at Doctors Regional Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Megan Lasater (02/12/06)
SIKESTON - Mary B. Lasater, 80, died Feb. 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Cecelia Morie (02/12/06)
CHAFFEE - Cecelia Leona Morie, 98, died at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 27, 1907, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late John Benjamin and Magadalena Scherer LeGrand, she had retired in 1973 from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee, was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and Daughters of St. Ambrose in Chaffee...
Ricky Razer (02/12/06)
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Ricky Razer, 44, died Feb. 10, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1961, in Sikeston, he was the son of Bob Razer and the late Cloetta "Corky" Oliver Razer. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Loretta Gier (02/12/06)
CHARLESTON - Loretta Carr Gier, 83, died at 2:15 p.m., Feb. 10, 2006, at the Mary Mount Manor in Eureka. Born May 24, 1922, in Charleston, to the late Leo Sylvester and Maude Perkins Carr, she had lived her entire life in Charleston, where she was employed with Brown Shoe Company, until her retirement, and a member of St. Henry Catholic Church...
Linda Wamble (02/12/06)
SAN ANTONIO - Linda Lou Wamble, 58, died at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 8, 2006, at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Born Aug. 29, 1947, in St. Louis, to Mary Lou Brisendine Wamble McDowell of Sikeston and the late Leroy Wamble, she was a graduate of Cleveland High School in St. Louis and worked many years as an office clerk for S.B.C. Communications. Linda was a warm hearted person who loved animals, especially her own three cats she spoiled and called "her boys."...
James Garrett (02/12/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - James Edward Garrett, 85, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 9, 2006, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital North Campus. Born Aug. 25, 1920, at Kennett, to the late Virgil Garrett and Ruth Alstell Garrett Pearson, he was a retired security guard and a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II...
Harl Looney (02/12/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harl Walker Looney, 83, formerly of Tutwiler, Miss., died at 7 a.m. Feb. 10, 2006, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. Born April 20, 1922, in Kennett, to the late Louis and Ersa Green Looney, he had lived the past 18 years in East Prairie, was a retired mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II...
Savannah Snider (02/03/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Dexter for Savannah Brooke Snider, 19, who died Jan. 29 were: Ben Smith, Gabe Smith, Chris Guethle, Scott Admire, Derek Roberts, Robbie Davis, Jared Hueckel and Aaron Reese. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
Mable Elliott (02/03/06)
CONRAN - Mable M. Elliott, 84, died Feb. 2, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born June 26, 1921, in Snowball, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lissie Mann Kiplinger. She was united in marriage to Freeman Elliott, who preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1988...
Donna Poley (02/03/06)
MARSTON - Donna Poley, 43, died Feb. 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Douglas Hurst Sr. (02/03/06)
DEXTER - Douglas Edward Hurst. Sr., 44, died Feb. 1, 2006, in Dexter. Born May 5, 1961, in Peoria, Ill., son of Delores Blankenship Hurst of Dexter and the late Henry Edward Hurst, he was employed for nine years with Hampton's Farm and a member of the Dexter Eagles 4062...
Billie Kidd (02/03/06)
DEXTER -- Willie Mae "Billie" Kidd, 77, died Jan. 31, 2006, at Cypress Point Health Care Center. Born Feb. 29, 1928, in Cleveland, Tenn., daughter of the late Phillip Ray and Verna Higgins McDonald, she had moved to Dexter in 1972, then moved and spent 20 years at Lake Wappapello before returning to Dexter in 1997. She attended the Methodist Church...
Kimberly Earnest (02/22/06)
NEW MADRID -- Kimberly Joann Meeks Earnest, 40, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 5:10 p.m. Feb. 20, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 2, 1965, in Charleston, daughter of Robert Gene "Bob" Meeks of Wyatt and the late Barbara Jean Peevyhouse Meeks, she had lived in New Madrid since 1998 and was of the Assembly of God belief...
Lindsay Jordan (02/22/06)
SIKESTON - Lindsay C. Jordan, 80, died Feb. 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Ullin, Ill., to the late Charles and Eleanor Ulmer Jordan, he had lived over 27 years in Missouri. He was a graduate of Karnak High School and a veteran of World War II, with honorable discharges from the United States Navy and Air Force. ...
Ina Browning (02/22/06)
SIKESTON - Ina "Tina" Browning, 58, died Feb. 20, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 6, 1948, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Francine Treece Browning. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Ruby Basinger of Sikeston; and two grandchildren, Emily Basinger and Clayton Basinger II of Sikeston...
Lucille Malone (02/22/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lucille A. Malone, 85, formerly of Charleston, died at 3:25 p.m. Feb. 21, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 5, 1920, in Kelso to the late William "Bill" and Anna Heisserer Seyer, she had lived in Charleston most of her life, moving to Auburn Creek Assisted Living in Cape Girardeau in 2003. She was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella...
Clara Hill (02/23/06)
DEXTER - Clara Hill, 105, died Feb. 23, 2006, in the Central Gardens Residential Care Facility at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Doyle Shrull (02/02/06)
SIKESTON -- Doyle Wayne Shrull, 40, died Feb. 1, 2006, at his home. Born May 9, 1965, in Russellville, Ky., son of Randall Doyle Shrull of Sikeston and Betty Rust Staples of Russellville, he was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Sikeston, served 11 years as a computer operator in the U.S. Air Force, and worked for Service and Material Co. in Fenton...
Howard Reid (02/02/06)
COFFEEVILLE, Miss. - Leonard "Howard" Reid, 68, died Jan. 31, 2006. Born Dec. 11, 1937, in Weleetka, Okla., son of the late Leonard and Anna Wilcoxson Reid, he was a retired mechanic for Bell South Telephone Company and a member of Community Full Gospel Assembly in Charleston, Miss...
Elsie Barrington (02/02/06)
SIKESTON -- Elsie O. Barrington, 89, died Jan. 15, 2006, at her home. Born May 5, 1916, in Geneva, Ala., daughter of the late Wallace and Mary Molly Bass Beal, she had been a cashier for Publix Super Markets in Orlando, Fla. On March 4, 1958, in Orlando, she married John C. Barrington who preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1995...
Charles Lynxwiler (02/02/06)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Charles Lavelle Lynxwiler, 66, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 31, 2006. Born Nov. 18, 1939, in New Madrid County, Mo., son of the late Herbert S. and Mattie Auvine Lynxwiler, he attended Sikeston Public Schools, graduated in 1961 from Southeast Missouri State University and was a school teacher for the Cape Girardeau Public School system. ...
Doug Hurst (02/02/06)
DEXTER - Doug Hurst, 44, died Feb. 1, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Chuck Henzi (02/02/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charles Frederick "Chuck" Henzi, 58, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 28, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 8, 1947, in Erie, Pa., to the late Robert Charles and Ann Marie Harrington Henzi, he was a 1965 Sikeston High School graduate, received an associate degree from Kemper Military Academy at Booneville, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communications and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau.. ...
Ray Moll (02/02/06)
SIKESTON - Ray Allen Moll, 84, died at 2:28 p.m. Jan. 31, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 3, 1921, in Sikeston, son of the late Raymond Moll and Myrtle Sheppard Moll, he had lived most of his life in Sikeston and worked for over 20 years at the Power Plant for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, serving later as maintenance supervisor until retirement in 1983. ...
Ola McClanahan (02/02/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Ola McClanahan, 85, who died on Jan. 30, 2006, were: Kenneth Morgan, J.L. Groves, Petie Sailors, Mark Sawyer, Mac Davis and Steve McClanahan.
Willie Green (02/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Willis B. "B" Green Sr., 52, died Feb. 8, 2006. Born Dec. 8, 1953, in Bell City, to the late James and Viola Taylor, he graduated from Bell City High School in 1972. He worked as a retail specialist at Falkoff's Men's Shop from 1972 to 1975 and as a machinist for 33 years for Arvin Ameritor in Dexter. ...
Anna Eaton (02/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Anna Lorene Eaton, 77, died at 1:54 p.m. Feb. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Tentative arrangements are for visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston with a service held Friday.
Emma F. Baird (02/15/06)
NEW MADRID - Emma Faye Bledsoe Baird, 85, died Feb. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 8, 1920, in Matthews, daughter of the late Samuel H. and Faye Brooks Bledsoe, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Madrid for more than 50 years and served in many capacities including president of the Women's Society. ...
Frank Brands (02/15/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Frank Henry Brands, 96, died Feb. 14, 2006, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Jan. 18, 1910, in Leopold, son of the late Theodore and Sena Elfrink Brands Sr., he was a retired farmer and a member of St. Eustachius Church in Portageville...
Larrell Taylor (02/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Larrell Cantrall Taylor, 24, died Feb. 9, 2006, in Sikeston. Born July 24, 1981, son of Dorothy Carmona of Sikeston and Otis Johnson Sr. of Blytheville, Ark., he attended Sikeston public schools and was a member of the Powerhouse of God Church in Sikeston...
Lance Simmons (02/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Lance Simmons, 30, died at 6:10 p.m. Feb. 14, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Penny Smith (02/15/06)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS -- Sheila K. "Penny" Smith, 47, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 12, 2006, peacefully at her home. Born Aug. 15, 1959, in Sikeston, she was the dear daughter of Alton and Wanda Sullenger. Beloved wife of Mike Smith, she was also the dear mother of Brandy, Shane and Jordan Smith; dear sister of Tina (Steve Bryson) Sullenger and the late Butch Sullenger; dear granddaughter of Marie Ernest; dear sister-in-law of Mark, Tim and Jim Smith and Kim Strong; beloved aunt of Danielle, Kayla, Stephanie, Steven, Patrick, Richard and Lauren; dear stepsister of Chuck, Richard, Terry, Sam and Katrina Jackson, dear niece, cousin and friend to many.. ...
Betty Agee (02/15/06)
ADVANCE - Betty M. Callaham Agee, 52, died at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 13, 2006, at her home following an extended illness. Born Oct. 18, 1953, in Sikeston, to the late John and Irene McAdow Callaham, she had worked for several years as an inspector at the Paramount Headwear Hat Factory in both Dexter and Advance. She had attended the Perkins Baptist Church and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Advance Eagles Club...
Thomas Cross (02/15/06)
BERNIE - Thomas C. Cross, 82, died Feb. 13, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 24, 1923, in Bernie, son of the late James Thomas and Viola Gann Cross, he had resided in Bernie all his life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie...
Gladys Lippmann (02/15/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gladys M. Lippmann, 98, died at 6:55 p.m. Feb. 13, 2006, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 26, 1907, in Mississippi County to the late Ashley Crockett and Elizabeth Baker Presson, she had lived in the St. Louis area several years where she worked at Famous Barr, before moving back to East Prairie in 1972. ...
Keith Hyde (02/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Keith Gene Hyde, 42, died at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 2006, at his home. Born July 15, 1963, in Sikeston, son of Norris Gene and Verna Louise Smith Hyde of Sikeston, he worked for J&L Construction Company in Sikeston and was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
William Raney (02/15/06)
MINER -- William E. Raney, 68, died Feb. 14, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Mike Ferrara (02/15/06)
DEXTER - Michillino "Mike" Ferrara, 86, died Feb. 13, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 31, 1919, son of the late John and Mary Christine Ferrara, he was the owner and operator of Ferrara Gulf Service Station in Dexter for many years, was affiliated with the Dexter Church of God and a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II...
Mary Castleberry (02/20/06)
CHARLESTON - Mary Elizabeth Castleberry, 60, formerly of Sikeston, died at 7:20 p.m. Feb. 18, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 23, 1045, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Arthur and Oline Wheat Butler, she was a homemaker and a 1963 graduate of Sikeston High School...
Helen Sorrells (02/20/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Helen Margaret Sorrells, 98, formerly of Sikeston, died at 12: 32 p.m. Feb. 18, 2006, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 9, 1907, in Corning, Ark., to the late Raymond Oscar and Sarah Viola Hooper Cummins, she was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Peggy Lawson (02/20/06)
ADVANCE -- Peggy Mae Lawson, 90, formerly of Canalou, died at 10:03 a.m. Feb. 19, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 5, 1916, in England, Ark., daughter of the late James Arthur and Maude Alice Appleton Vent, she was a homemaker, had worked for Todd Laundry in Sikeston, and was of the Assembly of God belief...
Gwendolyn Watson (02/20/06)
BERTRAND -- Gwendolyn Mae Watson, 65, died at 4 a.m. Feb. 18, 2006, at her home. Born Apr. 24, 1940, in Grant, Mich., daughter of the late Homer Burdett and Alice Leona Love Myrick, she had been a cook for the Charleston Public School System and the American Commercial Barge Line in Jeffersonville, Ind., She had previously owned and operated Gwen's Country Kitchen in Winslow, Ariz., and cooked for the Winslow City Jail...
Laura Litchford (02/20/06)
LILBOURN -- Laura Litchford, 37, died Feb. 15, 2006, in Lilbourn. Born Oct. 26, 1968, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Robert Arthur Didion Sr. and Joan Berry Didion. Survivors include: two sons, Michael J. Litchford Jr. and Mitchell Litchford of Lilbourn; two daughters, Laura-Letta Litchford and Tasha Litchford of Indianapolis; three sisters, Donna Bailey of Lilbourn, Debbie Didion of Shelbyville, Ind., and Robin Moss of Las Vegas; two brothers, Robert Didion Jr. ...
Idell Morgan (02/19/06)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. - Idell Morgan, 83, died at 2:32 p.m. Feb. 16, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1922, in Wickliffe, daughter of the late Eddie Haywood and Della Doublin Sullivan, she was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church. She married Elwood Morgan who preceded her in death...
William Raney (02/16/06)
SIKESTON - William E. Raney, 68, died Feb. 14, 2006, at his home after an extended illness. Born April 16, 1937, in Kennett, son of the late John D. and Irene Mansfield Raney, he had been a truck driver for USF Holland before retiring. On Dec. 23, 1976, at Farmington, he married Roberta Ann Lotz, who survives of the home...
Rochelle Clark (02/19/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Rochelle Nicole Clark, who died on Feb. 14, 2006, were: Don Morris, Mike Morris, Ricky Clark, Daniel Moore, Jim Bailey and Frank Morris...
Jean Pobst (02/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Lavada Jean Pobst, 72, died Feb. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 8, 1933, in Cole Hill, Ark., daughter of the late B.E. and Audrey Rowland, she had worked as a pharmacy technician for Heisserers and Super D pharmacies before retiring...
Ricky Razer (02/16/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Ricky Razer, who died on Feb. 10, 2006, were: Russell Goodman, Ferrell Menley, Carroll Sifford, Roy Odom, Wayne Razer and Dale Razer...
Keith Hyde (02/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Keith Gene Hyde, 42, who died Feb. 14, 2006, were: Michael Sadler, Kevin DeWitt, Joe Ford, Leon Elliott, Matt Gadberry, Tommy Masterson and Chris Ballwin.
Rochelle Clark (02/16/06)
DEXTER -- Rochelle Nichole Clark, 23, died Feb. 14, 2006, at her home. Born April 30, 1982, in St. Louis, daughter of Terry Wayne Clark of Dixie, Ark., and Joanie Morris Clark of Dexter, she had lived in St. Louis until moving to Dexter in 1994 and had attended the ARC Center until she was 21...
Lorene Eaton (02/16/06)
SIKESTON - Anna Lorene Eaton, 77, formerly of Morehouse, died at 1:54 p.m. Feb. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 5, 1928, in Dexter, to the late William Edward and Bertha Mae Coats Wader, she had worked for Missouri Delta Medical Center and the Sikeston Convalescent Center in the housekeeping department. ...
Lance Simmons (02/16/06)
SIKESTON - Lance Simmons, 30, died Feb. 14, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 9, 1975, in Jonesboro, Ark., son of James and Barbara DeKoster Simmons Sr. of Oran, he was a member of New Life Christian Center of Morley and was a foreman for MidState Builders and Garage Door in Oran...
Ashley Hutson (02/16/06)
RED OAK, Texas -- Ashley Dean Hutson, 32, died Feb. 14, 2006, at Methodist Central Hospital in Dallas. Born Oct. 2, 1073, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Larry and Delores Tatum Hutson, he was a pool tech for Pool Keepers, Inc. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his wife, Sharon Hutson of Red Oak; two sons, Aaron Hutson and Cory Grooms of Red Oak; three daughters, Lacy Hutson and Kelsey Hutson of Rockwall and Andrea Hutson of Red Oak; and one brother, Larry G. Hutson of Red Oak...
Willis Green (02/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Willis B. "B" Green Sr., 52, died Feb. 13, 2006. Born Dec. 8, 1953, in Bell City, to the late James and Viola Taylor, he graduated from Bell City High School in 1972. He worked as a retail specialist at Falkoff's Men's Shop from 1972 to 1975 and as a machinist for 33 years for Arvin Ameritor in Dexter. ...
Mary Sue Bridges (02/19/06)
BERNIE - Mary Sue Bridges, 67, died Feb. 16, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 7, 1938, at Bernie, daughter of the late Frank Carter and Alpha Mooring Carter Dowdy, she was a member of the First Baptist Church at Malden and a homemaker...
Laura Betts (02/01/06)
CHARLESTON - Laura Lee Betts died Jan. 26, 2006, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born in Charleston, to the late Elder Elijah and Louise Thomas Betts, she graduated from high school in St. Louis and was a member of the Opportunity Church of God, where she was a member of the choir...
Ben Vaughn (02/01/06)
DEXTER - Ben Hubert Vaughn, 99, died Jan. 27, 2006, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born July 27, 1906, at Dexter, son of the late W.J. and Mary Alice Bobbitt Vaughn, he was a 1924 graduate of Dexter High School. He was a salesman for Swift and Company in St. ...
Ray Moll (02/01/06)
SIKESTON - Ray A. Moll, 84, died Jan. 31, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Christene Godwin (02/01/06)
MORLEY - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Christene Godwin, 72, who died Jan. 29, 2006, were: Nathan Mays, James Mays, Donnie Mays, Darrel Mays, Kenneth Warren and Andrew Warren.
Doyle Shrull (02/01/06)
SIKESTON - Doyle Wayne Shrull, 40, died Feb. 1, 2006, at his residence in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
William Scales (02/01/06)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - William Hobart Scales, 64, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Jan. 25, 2006. Born Sept. 30, 1941, in St. Louis, son of the late Everett and Jewel Freeman Scales, he was a member of Lynch View Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Monty McTigue (02/01/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Waymon Marshall "Monty" McTigue, 51, died Jan. 30, 2006, near East Prairie. Born April 27, 1954, at Charleston, son of Bennie Sue McIlroy McTigue of East Prairie and the late Fremont Marshall McTigue, he lived all his life in East Prairie where he worked for 22 years at the family-owned business, McTigue Construction. ...
Chuck Henzi (02/01/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charles Frederick "Chuck" Henzi, 58, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 28, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 8, 1947, in Erie, Penn., to the late Robert Charles and Ann Marie Harrington Henzi, he was a 1965 Sikeston High School graduate, received an associate degree from Kemper Military Academy at Booneville, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in mass communications and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau.. ...
Billie Kidd (02/06/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Willie Mae "Billie" Kidd, who died Jan. 31, 2006, were: David Hunsaker, Rick Reynolds, Matt Reynolds, Doug Ray, Howard Wiley and Craig Thorn.
John Rodgers (02/06/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - John Wiley Rodgers, 81, died Feb. 4, 2006, at his home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 28, 1924, in New Madrid County, son of the late Thurman Leroy and Sue Beatrice Haynes Rodgers, he served his country with honor in the United States Army during World War II from March 1943 to November 1945. ...
Sandra Ditto (02/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Sandra Ditto, 47, died at 6:40 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Bob Morgan (02/06/06)
DEXTER -- Robert "Bob" Morgan, 73, died Feb. 5, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Betty Wright (02/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Betty L. Wright, 81, died Feb. 6, 2006, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Gene Crenshaw (02/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Francis Eugene "Gene" Crenshaw, 83, died Feb. 4, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 21, 1922, in Hannibal, son of the late Oscar Benjamin and Effie Williams Crenshaw, he served as a medic in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and the Korean War and was a self-employed real estate broker...
Sue Kinder (02/06/06)
DELTA -- Sue Kinder, 64, died Feb. 5, 2006, at her home after an extended illness with cancer. Born June 3, 1941, in Flat River, daughter of the late Elvis "Red" and Neva Marie Shelton Dunning, she was a 1959 Delta High School graduate and a 1961 graduate of Cape School of Beauty Culture. She worked for a short time at the shoe factory and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Delta...
Lorene McMinn (02/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lorene McMinn, 82, died at 2:10 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Willie Partee (02/08/06)
HOWARDVILLE -- Willie Marie Partee, 60, died Feb. 1, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 31, 1945, in Kewanee, to the late Robert and Lula Withers Taylor, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Howardville, where she was church secretary and member of Pastor Aid Club...
Meccie Lee (02/08/06)
SIKESTON - Meccie Lee, 66, died Feb. 5, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 27, 1940, in Sunflower, Miss., to the late Philmore and Mamie Haynes Lee, she had lived many years in Missouri. Survivors include: five sons, Oscar Lee of St. Louis, Orlando Lee and Philmore Lee, both of Sikeston and Jeffrey Lee and Joey Lee, both of Charleston; six daughters, Doris Adams of St. ...
Thomas Krokstrom (02/08/06)
LEAWOOD, Kan. - Thomas Frederick Krokstrom, 67, died Feb. 7, 2006, at Villa St. Joseph in Overland Park after a long battle with cancer. Born June 30, 1938, in Chanute, son of the late Hillis Raymond and Dorothy Fern Price Krokstrom, he spent his early years in Elsmore and moved to Chanute his freshman year of high school. ...
Richard Mullins (02/08/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Richard Lee Mullins, 51, died Feb. 6, 2006, at his home. Born March 21, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, son of Richard Robert Mullins of Advance and the late Dorothy Lenora Hardin Mullins, he was employed with James Patton Plumbing. On Aug. 28, 1981, in Portageville, he married Sandra Silman, who survives of the home...
Euleta Shaffar (02/08/06)
BALLWIN - Euleta M. Shaffar, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died at 8:05 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 10, 1924, in Atkins, Ark., to the late C. Dewey and Bertha A. Cossey Savage, she was a housewife and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston, where she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She had been an officer in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and worked in the 1950s at the Missouri State Capitol Building...
Robert Stroud (02/08/06)
PHOENIX - Robert Frederick Stroud, 79, died Feb. 5, 2006. Born June 22,1926 in Matthews, Mo., he attended grade school at St. Francis Xavier in Sikeston, Mo., and high school in Matthews, before enlisting in the Army Air Corp. He served in World War II and farmed in Missouri until relocating to Phoenix in 1970. He retired from the Bureau of Land Management in 1986...
Ruth Ellen Lee Gee (02/07/06)
Ruth Ellen Lee Gee SEWARD, Neb. -- Ruth Ellen Gee, 86, died peacefully, Feb. 2, 2006, at Heartland Park Assisted Living, her home for the last seven years, after a long illness. Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Lincoln, Ill., she was the only child of the late Burch Fitzhugh and Margaret Irene Morris Lee of Logan County, Ill. She graduated from Hartsburg (Ill.) High School in 1937 and from Lincoln College, Lincoln, Ill., in 1939. She taught for several years in a one-room country school near Hartsburg...
Roger Kirk (02/07/06)
NEW MADRID -- Roger Kirk passed away Feb. 6, 2006, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. Born April 19, 1919, in Decatur, Tenn., son of the late James Kirk and Tinnie Mae Jennings, he was raised by his aunt and uncle, the late Jim and Sallie Belle Bowman. Roger was a private in the Army, stationed in England during World War II. ...
Betty Wright (02/07/06)
SIKESTON - Betty Lou Wright, 81, died Feb. 6, 2006, at Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Born Jan. 1, 1925, in Sikeston, daughter of the late John T. and Mae Trent Gray, she was a member of the First Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a clerk for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, co-...
Lorene McMInn (02/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lorene Lillie McMinn, 82, died at 2:10 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born July 11, 1923, in Luxora, Ark., to the late Garrett Henry and Erma Long Moore, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Euleta Shaffar (02/07/06)
BALLWIN - Euleta Shaffar, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 6, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Clifton Helton Jr. (02/07/06)
CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Clifton O. Helton Jr., 76, died at 7:45 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1929, in Morehouse, Mo., to the late Clifton O. and Christine Palmer Helton, he was a member of Carbondale Church of God and retired from the Physical Plant at SIUC where he had worked as a carpenter foreman for 34 years...
Mildred Ritch (02/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mildred May Ritch, 65, died at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 3, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 4, 1940, in the Sugartree Community near East Prairie, to the late Dick Linley and Leona Mills Busby, she lived most of her life in East Prairie and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Richard Mullins (02/07/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Richard Lee Mullins, 51, died Feb. 6, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Sandra Ditto (02/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sandra Kay Ditto, 48, died at 6:40 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 31, 1957, in Wyatt, to Betty Jean Perry of Columbia and the late Henry Rex Griffin, she was a 1976 graduate of East Prairie High School and worked for several years as a licensed practical nurse at the Sikeston Regional Center. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Bob Morgan (02/07/06)
DEXTER -- Robert R. "Bob" Morgan, 73, died Feb. 5, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1932, in Acorn Ridge, son of the late Ernest and Alma Robinson Morgan, he was a former plant manager for Florida Marine Tanks Inc. in Dexter, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the First Christian Church in Dexter...
Sammie Knupp (02/13/06)
GREENFIELD, Ind. - Sammie Ellis Knupp, 89, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 11, 2006, at the Regency Place in Greenfield. Born Sept. 8, 1916, at Dexter, Mo., to the late John A. and Lula Frick Knupp, he had lived in Mississippi County, Mo., most of his life. ...
Mary Lasater (02/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Mary Bishop Lasater, 80, died Feb. 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 28, 1925, in Wilmington, N.C., daughter of the late Joseph Springs and Emily Marie Fleet Bishop, she was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church where she was active many years in the Ladies Circle Three Group and the Philathca Sunday School Class. She was an Avon sales representative over 25 years in the Sikeston and Charleston areas...
Kylie Davis (02/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Kylie Melynn Davis, 7, died at approximately 12:05 p.m. Feb. 11, 2006, of injuries sustained in a car accident near Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Beatrice Baudendistel (02/13/06)
CHARLESTON - Beatrice Mary Baudendistel, 95, died at 1:05 a.m. Feb. 12, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 7, 1910, in the Highland Community, near Perryville, to the late Henry Louis and Appie Unterriener Renaud, the oldest of eight children, she moved with her family as a young girl to the Texas Bend Community north of Charleston in 1918. ...
Jerry Pirtle Jr. (02/13/06)
SHERMAN, Texas - Jerry Wayne Pirtle Jr., 41, died Feb. 10, 2006, at work in Sherman. Born Jan. 30, 1965, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Jerry Wayne Pirtle Sr. of Randles, Mo., and Sharon Hanks of Cordova, Tenn., he was a self-employed contractor and roofer...
Charlie Barnett Sr. (02/13/06)
NEW MADRID -- Charlie Ray Barnett Sr., 40, died Feb. 7, 2006, at his home in Henderson Mound. Born May 11, 1965, in Aberdeen, Miss., he was the son of Joyce Sue Sissom of Henderson, Tenn., and the late Charlie Jasper Barnett. On Aug. 1, 1987, in Sikeston, he married Mary Rebecca Garrett who survives of the home...
Ricky Razer (02/13/06)
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Ricky Razer, 44, formerly of Essex, Mo., died Feb. 10, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1961, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Bob Razer of Essex and the late Cloetta "Corky" Oliver Razer, he had lived the past 10 years in Dubuque. In addition to his father, survivors include: two brothers, Terry Meeker of San Antonio and Robert Dale Razer of Mobile, Ala.; and one sister, Belinda Ann Razer of Essex...
Thomas McFerron (02/13/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Thomas Latham McFerron, 56, died Feb. 10, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 20, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Virginia K. Latham McFerron. During Tom's younger years he was involved in Demolay and became an Eagle Scout. ...
Midge Morris (02/23/06)
SIKESTON - Mildred Joyce "Midge" Morris, 72, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died at 1:45 p.m. Feb. 21, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 19, 1933, in Sikeston, to the late Oscar J. and Victoria F. Casteel Morris, she was a 1951 graduate of Caruthersville High School. ...
Vicki Tucker (02/23/06)
CASTTALIAN SPRINGS, Tenn. - Vicki Jo Williamson Tucker, 54, died Feb. 23, 2006, at Casttalian Springs. Visitation is tentatively scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services are tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday...
Bill McBroom (02/23/06)
DEXTER - William W. "Bill" McBroom, 61, formerly of Malden and Richland, died Feb. 20, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Dec. 5, 1944, son of the late Filden Samuel and Eunice M. Pippens McBroom, he had been a school bus driver for 20 years before retiring. ...
Tom Hankins (02/23/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Tommy Joe Hankins, 70, died Feb. 20, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan 15, 1936, at Miligan Ridge, Ark., son of the late James Robert and Willie Agnes Hankins, he moved at the age of 15 to the Bloomfield community where he was involved in farming, worked at Hankins Hardware and had an engine repair shop. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. in Dexter and was of the Baptist belief...
Charles Copeland (02/23/06)
BERRYVILLE, Ark. -- Charles Edward Copeland, 69, died Feb. 17, 2006, in the Berryville Hospital. Born April 10, 1936, he was the son of the late Hewitt and Lela Copeland. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston, Mo. The Rev. Larry Davis will officiate...
Keith Koepp (02/23/06)
SARASOTA, Fla. - Keith Koepp, 60, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Feb. 21, 2006, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Information was provided by Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.
Clara Hill (02/24/06)
DEXTER - Clara J. Hill, 105, died Feb. 23, 2006, in the Central Gardens Residential Care Center at Dexter. Born Feb. 5, 1901, near Lick Creek, daughter of the late Edgar and Addie Sifford Chasteen, she was a homemaker and a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church. She owned and operated the Hill General Store north of Dudley for 30 years and was a volunteer for the Dexter Senior Center for 20 years...
Vicki Tucker (02/24/06)
CASTALIAN SPRINGS, Tenn. - Vicki Jo Williamson Tucker, 54, formerly of Essex, Mo., and Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Feb. 23, 2006, in Castalian Springs. Born June 18, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Wilma Ruth Dunn Williamson of Essex and the late Billy Marion Williamson, she was a member of the Essex Assembly of God Church. ...
Zoa Elliott (02/24/06)
DEXTER -- Zoa K. Elliott, 91, formerly of St. Louis, died Feb. 23, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born May 16, 1914, at Potosi, daughter of the late Charles and Katharine Mason Raymo, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield...
Earlene Curry (02/21/06)
DELTA - Helen Earlene Curry, 76, died at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 19, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 13, 1930, in Delta, daughter of the late Remus Benson and Ruby Pearl Hodge Medlock, she lived her entire life in Delta. A hair dresser for 47 years, she had owned and operated Earlene's Beauty Shop at Delta and was a hair dresser for 17 years at the Chaffee Nursing Center. ...
Bill McBroom (02/21/06)
DEXTER -- William W. "Bill" McBroom, 61, died Feb. 20, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 5, 1944, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Filden Samuel and Eunice M. Pippens McBroom. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
Myrtle Boyd (02/21/06)
BERNIE - Myrtle Boyd, 92, died Feb. 19, 2006, in the Malden Nursing Center and Rehab in Malden. Born May 3, 1913, at Dexter, to the late William and Dora Melvina Riddle Hathaway, she was a lifetime member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie and had been a custodian for 35 years with Bernie Public Schools...
Ernestine Chandler (02/21/06)
BERTRAND - Ernestine Chandler, 93, died at 12:20 p.m. Feb. 20, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born April 2, 1912, in Caruthersville, to the late Frank and Frona Brazelton House, she had lived most of her life in Bertrand, where she was a member of the Bertrand United Methodist Church. She was employed from 1949 to 1965 with Brown Shoe Company in Charleston, became a licensed practical nurse and worked at the Bertrand Nursing Facility until retiring in 1990...
Peggy Lawson (02/21/06)
ADVANCE - Pallbearers for services for Peggy E. Lawson, 90, of Advance, formerly of Canalou, who died on Feb. 19, 2006, will be: Lance Lawson, Patrick Burton, Richard Taul, Larry Taul, Marvin Vannoy and Everett Taylor. Visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Blake Tiemann, pastor of the Sikeston First Family Church, will officiate...
Kimberly Earnest (02/21/06)
NEW MADRID - Kimberly Joann Meeks Earnest, 40, formerly of Charleston, died at 5:10 p.m. Feb. 20, 2006 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Tina Browning (02/21/06)
SIKESTON - Ina "Tina" Browning, 58, died Feb. 20, 2006, at her home in rural Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Linda Wamble (02/09/06)
SAN ANTONIO - Linda Lou Wamble, 58, died Feb. 8, 2006, at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
William Thompson (02/17/06)
ST. LOUIS - William R. Thompson, 78, founder of Thompson Culvert Company, died Feb. 16, 2006. Survivors include: his wife, Betty Thompson, two sons, William Scott Thompson and Charles W. Thompson; one daughter, Sherri Thompson; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren...
Anita Downing (02/09/06)
LILBOURN - Anita J. Downing, 67, died Feb. 9, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ted Brands (02/09/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Theodore "Ted" John Brands, 90, died Feb. 7, 2006, at Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Born April 30, 1915, in Bollinger County, son of the late John and Bernadine Brauer Brands, he was a retired farmer, a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army and a lifetime member of the St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville...
Alfreda Watson (02/17/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alfreda Ree Shortz Watson, 85, died at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 16, 2006, at her home. Born May 31, 1920, in Charleston, daughter of the late Charles and Stella Stallings Shortz, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Ellen Newton (02/09/06)
MURRAY, Ky. - Ellen Newton, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Feb. 8, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Hilda Fuwell (02/09/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Hilda Fuwell, 67, died Feb. 7, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 21, 1939, at Tigrett, Tenn., daughter of the late Alvin Gauldin and Helen Smith Gauldin Prince, she was the owner of Fuwell Residential Care in rural Dexter and had been a foster parent since 1982...
Ronald G. Lloyd (02/09/06)
QUINCY, Ill. - Ronald Gaylon Lloyd, 67, died at 2 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at his residence in Quincy. Born Aug. 12, 1938, in Deventer, Mo., he was the son of the late Ralph Thomas Lloyd and Frances Marie Thompson Lloyd. On Sept. 2, 1962, in East Prairie, Mo., he married Sharon Faye Royal, who survives...
Thomas Cross (02/17/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral services held Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Thomas C. Cross, 82, who died Feb. 13, 2006, were: Jason Crow, David Mayberry, Charles Smith, Wayne Lee, Bob Fralick and Brian Cross.
Betty Wright (02/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Betty Lou Wright, 81, who died Feb. 6, 2006, were: Jim Young, Stephen Hill, Dan Brewer, Burdette DeCota and Dan Byrd.
James Pruett (02/17/06)
DEXTER - James Henry Pruett, 61, died Feb. 15, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 22, 1944, in Bloomfield, son of the late Elvis and Ather Henson Pruett, he retired in 2003 after 27 years of service with Arvin Meritor in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War, a member of the Ken Sisler DAV Chapter 47, and a life long member of the NRA...
Mary Bridges (02/17/06)
BERNIE - Mary Bridges, 67, died Feb. 16, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Dorotha Jobe (02/28/06)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -Pallbearers for services held today in the Dempster Chapel at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for Dorotha Jobe, 97, who died Feb. 25, 2006, were: Josh Bill, Harry Sharp, Dwayne Lorenz, Kenneth Williams, Gordon Smith and Scott Kiesling...
Helen Chittenden (02/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Helen Chittenden, 90, who died Feb. 25, 2006, were: Jim Chittenden, Rudy Chittenden, John Chittenden, Bruce Chittenden, Maurice McGill and Stan McGill.
Emily Presley (02/28/06)
SIKESTON - Emily Lou Presley, 83, died at 11:20 p.m. Feb. 26, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 26, 1923, at Clarkton, to the late Olsie and Cora Scarbrough Waltrip, she had owned and operated the Miner Fruit Market in Miner for 38 years before retiring in 1995. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews...
Duane Eastman (02/28/06)
CHARLESTON - Duane Guy Eastman, 70, died at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 27, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 24, 1935, in Marion, Ill., to the late Donald G. and Emma LaBotte Eastman, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and owned Eastman's Decorating and Framing in Sikeston. ...
Helen Ramsey (02/28/06)
SIKESTON - Helen L. Ramsey, 94, died at 5 a.m. Feb. 28, 2006, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Blanchard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Shelby Jones (02/28/06)
PARMA - Shelby Franklin Jones, 80, died Feb. 26, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 1, 1925, in Parma, son of the late Taylor Gilbert and Lucy Bell Marcum Jones, he had worked many years in St. Louis before returning to Parma in 1987 and was a member of the Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received the American Area Victory Medal, four Asiatic Pacific Stars, two Philippine Liberation Stars and a Unit Commendation...
Floyd Matthews (02/28/06)
SIKESTON - Floyd Alfred Matthews Jr., 58, died Feb. 27, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 16, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Floyd A. and Mable Caruthers Matthews Sr., he was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a chief master sergeant in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1997, and then worked for Midway Wholesale Florist. He started his own karaoke business in 2002...
Edith Dumay (02/28/06)
HARRISONVILLE - Edith Frey Dumay, 91, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 26, 2006, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Dorothy Jackson (02/28/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dorothy Evelyn Jackson, 88, died at 12:35 a.m. Feb. 28, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 14, 1917, in Fulton County, Ky., to the late Thurman and Hallie Poley Craddock, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston...
Calvin Thornton (02/28/06)
MALDEN -- Calvin Gene Thornton, 62, died Feb. 24, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 15, 1943, in Essex, he was the son of the late McKinley and Julia Williams Thornton. Survivors include: three sons, Earnest Martin of Detroit, Lamario Purdy of Milwaukee and Michael Gorden of Elkhart, Ind.; three daughters, Pamela Mathis and Tina Thornton of Milwaukee and Shelly Gorden of Malden; six brothers, Bob Ayers of Poplar Bluff, Clarence Ayers and Bobby Thornton of Malden, Jake Ayers of Miami, Perry Thornton of Essex and Jessie Thornton of Sikeston; two sisters, Betty Harris of Elkhart, Ind., and Mary Underwood of Malden; 21 grandchildren and a special friend, Elaine Gorden of Malden.. ...
Frank Brands (02/14/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Frank H. Brands, 96, died Feb. 14, 2006, at Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Kylie Davis (02/14/06)
SIKESTON - Kylie Melynn Davis, 7, died at 12:05 p.m. Feb. 11, 2006, at Missouri Southern Hospital in Dexter. Born Aug. 21, 1998, in Sikeston, daughter of Lyle Dean "Deano" Davis and Ida Lou Dodds Davis of Sikeston, she was a kindergarten student at Kelly Elementary School at Benton and a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church...
Gladys Lippmann (02/14/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gladys M. Lippmann, 98, died Feb. 13, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Betty Agee (02/14/06)
ADVANCE -- Betty Callaham Agee, 52, died at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 13, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Mike Ferrara (02/14/06)
DEXTER -- Mike Ferrara, 86, died Feb. 13, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Emma Baird (02/14/06)
NEW MADRID -- Emma F. Baird, 85, died Feb. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Nora Newcomb (02/14/06)
BERNIE - Nora Allie Gulledge Newcomb, 93, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:05 a.m. Feb. 12, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 28, 1912, in Portageville, to the late John William and Mary Ellen Warren Young, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the West Side Baptist Church...
Allean Stephens (02/27/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Allean Stephens, 90, died Feb. 26, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 17, 1915, in Boekerton, she was the daughter of the late James and Dora Dean Phillips Edward. On April 23, 1932, in Portageville, she married William "Bill" Stephens who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1992...
Pauline Pfeffer (02/27/06)
SPRINGFIELD - Pauline Pfeffer, 86, formerly of Parma, died Feb. 26, 2006 at Doctor's Hospital in Springfield. Born Aug. 30, 1919, at Batesville, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Vincent and Margaret Ellen Smart Adams, she was a homemaker. On Oct. 24, 1936, at Caruthersville, she married Orvel E. Pfeffer who preceded her in death on May 9, 1996...
Dorotha Jobe (02/27/06)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Dorotha Grace Jobe, 97, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 11:40 p.m. Feb. 25, 2006, at the Parkway Health Center in Little Rock. Born Dec. 13, 1908, in Essex, Mo., to the late Tommy and Minnie Hurt Grace, she was a resident of Parma, Mo., for over 30 years and attended Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau, Mo. ...
Barbara Tull (02/27/06)
KERRVILLE, Texas -- Barbara C. Tull died Feb. 25, 2006, after a brief illness. Tull and her husband, Frank Tull, M.D., resided in Sikeston, Mo., from 1963 to 1972. Survivors include: her husband, Frank Tull; five children and their spouses, Laura (Jeroen) Kok, Mary (Marc) Sarni, Frances Scriminger, Susan (Wade) Holloway and Frank (Stacey) Tull; one brother, Philip Cotton Jr. of St. Louis, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews...
Aaron McKuin (02/27/06)
BERNIE - Aaron McKuin, 82, died Feb. 25, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 13, 1923, at Formosa, Ark., son of the late George Washington and Iva Lee Bone McKuin, he was a farmer and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. On March 9, 1946, at Piggott, Ark., he married Rosalee Collins who preceded him in death on June 26, 2005...
Helen Chittenden (02/27/06)
SIKESTON - Helen Chittenden, 90, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 14, 1915, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Robert and Susan Heath McGill, she was a teacher's aid for Sikeston Public Schools, a volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center and a member of Trinity Baptist Church...
Agatha Largent (02/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Margaret Agatha Largent, 95, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 21, 1910, in Gideon, daughter of the late Martin VanBuren and Elizabeth M. Atteberry Mumma, for over 50 years she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston where she was active in the United Methodist Women's Circle II, Women's Civic Club, volunteered at Scott County blood drives and enjoyed her bridge clubs...
Emily Presley (02/27/06)
SIKESTON - Emily Presley, 83, died at 11:20 p.m. Feb. 26, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Kenny Thurston (02/27/06)
BERNIE - Kenny Thurston, 58, died Feb. 26, 2006, at his residence in Bernie. Born Jan. 28, 1948, at Poplar Bluff to the late Cletus Eugene Red Thurston and Virginia Treas Thurston, he was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bernie. A former processing engineer with ArvinMeritor in Dexter, he was formerly employed with Specialty Engineer in Dexter and the Autry Morlan Chevrolet, Cadillac, Nissan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners...
Sara Guetterman (02/27/06)
CAIRO, Ill. - Sara Guetterman, 84, died Feb. 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born May 31, 1921, in Cairo, daughter of the late Alex and Mary Farah Johnson, she had worked at McKesson and Robbins. In 1946, she and her husband owned and operated Jack Guetterman Grocery for 22 years before purchasing the Chrysler-Plymouth Dealership in Cairo. ...
Balus Singletery (02/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Balus Singletery, 80, died Feb. 26, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 8, 1925, in Grubbs, Ark., son of the late Thomas Leander and Willie Fowler Singletery, he was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. ...