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Obituaries from June 2006

Judith Ann Tennon Jones (06/25/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Visitation and funeral services for Judith Ann Tennon Jones will be held this afternoon, Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. The visitation will begin at 12 p.m. with the funeral immediately following at 2 p.m...
Donell Whitfield Jr. (06/25/06)
TAI CHUNG, Taiwan - Donell R. "Buggs" Whitfield Jr., 39, died May 9, 2006, in Tai Chung. Born April 30, 1967, in Lilbourn, Mo., son of Donell Whitfield of St. Louis and Geraldine Whitfield of Portageville, Mo., he graduated in 1985 from Roosevelt High School in St. ...
Harold Gisi (06/25/06)
ESSEX - Harold Hubert Gisi, 83, died June 23, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 14, 1922, at rural Essex to the late Edmond Perry Gisi and Mary Iva Morrison Gisi, he was a member of the Hopewell General Baptist Church near Essex and a retired farmer. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in World War II...
William E. Grissom (06/25/06)
DEXTER -- William Edmond Grissom, 59, died June 22, 2006, at his home in Dexter. Born Oct. 18, 1946, at Sikeston, son of the late Floyd Edmond and Clara Mabel McGuire Grissom, he was a production worker for Intertherm Heating and Cooling at Poplar Bluff...
James E. Tyrone (06/11/06)
SMYRNA, Tenn. -- James E. Tyrone, 94, died June 9, 2006. Born Dec. 15, 1911, in Collierville, the son of the late John Luther and Mattie- Bob Abernathy Tyrone, he was a retired security officer and a member of the Smyrna Church of the Nazarene in Smyrna...
Billy Gene Grigsby (06/11/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Billy Gene Grigsby, 69, died at 9:33 p.m. June 9, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 11, 1936, in the Yellow Dog community near East Prairie, son of the late Walter and Veda Lillian Berry Grigsby, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. Employed with the Mississippi County Highway Department, he was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Trudy J. Hillyard (06/11/06)
BENTON -- Trudy J. Hillyard, 56, died at 11:09 p.m. June 9, 2006, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Curtis L. Moore (06/11/06)
O'FALLON, Ill. -- Curtis Leroy Moore, 73, died at 8:30 a.m. June 9, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 31, 1932, in Golconda, son of the late Loren and Bertha Baldwin Moore, he lived in O'Fallon most of his life and was employed as a lineman. He was a retired member of IBEW Local 309 in Collinsville...
Joe Groves (06/18/06)
CHARLESTON -- Joseph T. "Joe" Groves, 77, died at 4:40 a.m. June 15, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 4, 1928, in Caruthersville, son of the late William and Ellie B. Hutson Groves, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was employed by the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston until his retirement. He was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church...
Buck LaFerney (06/18/06)
NEW MADRID -- James "Buck" LaFerney, 74, died June 15, 2006, after a lengthy illness. He died peacefully at his New Madrid Home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 3, 1931, in Conran, to the late Albert LaFerney and Hazel Howard LaFerney Pardon. He was a graduate of Marston High School and served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict. After 30 years of service at General Motors he returned to Missouri and the Mississippi River where he enjoyed his love of fishing...
Larry Coots (06/23/06)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Lawrence E. "Larry" Coots, 39, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died June 18, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 23, 1967, in Sikeston, Mo., to Brenda Galemore Coots of Loveland and Zan D. Coots of Fort Smith, Ark., he had lived most of his life in Charleston before moving in 1990 to Fort Collins. ...
Cassie Hale (06/23/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Cassie Dollie Hale, 89, formerly of Morley, died June 22, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born May 12, 1917, in Morley, daughter of the late Grant and Nettie Riley Andrews, she was a retired machine operator at the Oran Hat Factory and a member of the Red Star Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Ruby Nelson (06/23/06)
SIKESTON - Ruby F. Crowden Nelson, 90, died June 22, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 11, 1916, in Dover, Ark., daughter of the late John T. and Lou Amy Freeman Cochran, she was a member of the Pentecostal faith and did childcare in her home...
Judy Jones (06/23/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Judy Jones, 64, died at 3 a.m. June 23, 2006, at Kennett Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Lucille Biggerstaff (06/23/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Lucille Biggerstaff, 97, who died June 20, 2006, were: Jon Daniels, Don Daniels, David Johnson, Ikie Watkins, Steve Watkins and Jacob Ward.
David Irwin (06/23/06)
SIKESTON -- David Walter "Buck" Irwin, 85, died at 7:55 p.m. June 21, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 11, 1921, in DeSoto, son of the late David Benjamin and Lillian Hague Irwin, he was a maintenance worker at International Shoe Factory in Sikeston, where he lived for over 46 years. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church...
Suzi Glaus (06/23/06)
BENTON - Suzi Glaus, 61, died at 10:30 p.m. June 21, 2006, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 21, 1945, in Oran, daughter of Mary Faye Dennis Eachus Caul of Chaffee and the late Arthur "Mack" Eachus, she had worked as a secretary for Superior Business Machines in Sikeston and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Benton and the Eagles Club in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston...
Alvin Frank (06/23/06)
CHAFFEE -- Alvin M. Frank, 84, died June 21, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 18, 1922, at Dutchtown, son of Henry Philip John and Manda Rosine Anna Springer Frank, he lived in Cape Girardeau before moving to Chaffee in 1955. ...
Marsha Ann Hoge (06/12/06)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Marsha Ann Hoge, 53, died June 10, 2006 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Daughter of Alice Marlin Fisher and the late Paul Gordon Fisher, she was a native of Sikeston, Mo. and resident of Murfreesboro for the past 7 years. She was an active volunteer at McFadden School of Excellence and a member of the Presbyterian Church...
Aaron Carnahan (06/12/06)
JEFFERSON CITY - Aaron Glen Carnahan, 85, formerly of Portageville, died June 11, 2006, at St. Mary Hospital in Jefferson City. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Perry Wilson (06/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Perry Eugene Wilson, 41, died at 9:28 p.m. June 10, 2006, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Born Oct. 21, 1964, in Denver, Colo., son of Jimmy Wayne Wilson of Sikeston and Clydia Faye Freeland Mitchell of Sikeston, he was the self-employed owner of W&W Lawn Service...
Leonard Wiley (06/12/06)
CHARLESTON - Leonard Wiley, 57, died at 2 p.m., June 6, 2006, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Williams Funeral Home in Charleston.
Vennie McClendon (06/12/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Vennie McClendon, 89, died June 11, 2006, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home at East Prairie.
Wilma Grojean (06/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Wilma Catherine Grojean, 78, died at 7:25 p.m. June 10, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Benton, daughter of the late Andrew C. and Agnes M. Welter LeGrand, she was a homemaker and a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and served on the Altar Sodality...
Trudy Hillyard (06/12/06)
BENTON -- Trudy Jane Hillyard, 56, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:09 p.m. June 9, 2006, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 23, 1949, in Sikeston, daughter of the late John Everett and Pauline Beatrice Collins Moser, she was a homemaker and attended the Bement Baptist Church near Sikeston. She was a cashier for seven years at the Wal-...
Lucy Harrison (06/21/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Lucy Irene Harrison, 95, died June 20, 2006, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Feb. 20, 1911, near Dexter, daughter of the late Thomas Loyd and Carrie Bell Tracer Allstun, she was a member of the Essex Church of God, a homemaker and resident of rural Bloomfield...
Tishania Walker (06/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Tishania Talisha Tajuan "Tootie" Walker, 20, died June 5, 2006. Born May 9, 1986, in San Diego, Calif., daughter of Sabrina Renee Walker of California and the late Perry Miller, she had lived in Sikeston since she was a teenager. In addition to her mother, survivors include: one son, Marc-Anthony G. ...
John Corbitt (06/21/06)
RANDOLPH, Ill. -- John Grady Corbitt, 76, formerly of Benton, Mo., died at 4: 49 a.m. June 20, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Born Sept. 28, 1929, in Camden, Tenn., son of the late Meredith Smith and Ila Jane Wiseman Corbitt, he was a minister of nondenominational churches in Kansas and later owned Oil Field Construction Co. in Flora. A 1949 graduate of Benton High School, he attended Hope Christian Church in Waterloo...
Dennis McCoy (06/08/06)
DEXTER - Dennis Wayne McCoy, 59, died June 7, 2006, in the Clearview Nursing Center at Sikeston. Born Dec. 24, 1946, at Dexter, son of Mildred Purcell McCoy of Dexter and the late Leon McCoy, he worked in construction as a floor installer. On June 5, 2000, he married Sheila Minks Burns, who survives of the home...
Arthur Hendrix Jr. (06/08/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arthur Franklin Hendrix Jr., 78, died at 1 a.m., June 8, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 3, 1927, in Flint, Mich., son of the late Arthur Franklin and Opal Howard Hendrix, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a retired mechanic and truck driver. He was a member of the Gravel Ridge Baptist Church and a veteran of the Army Air Force, having served during World War II...
Jerry Tittle (06/08/06)
LILBOURN - Jerry Tittle, 51, died June 6, 2006, at his home in Lilbourn. Born March 27, 1955, in Hayti, he was the son of the late Tilley B. Vires and James Oscar Tittle. Two stepbrothers, Adgar Tittle and Warren Tittle; and three stepsisters, Earlene Baker, Lucille Burleson and Odean Roberts also preceded him in death...
Aaron Carnahan (06/14/06)
BONNOTS MILL -- Aaron Glen Carnahan, 85, died June 11, 2006, at St. Mary Hospital in Jefferson City. Born May 29, 1921, in Portageville, he was the son of the late Aaron L. and Nell Maloney Carnahan. On June 5, 1953, in Caruthersville, he married Lucille Bennett, who survives of the home...
Harvey Kelso (06/14/06)
BELL CITY -- Harvey E. Kelso, 94, died June 12, 2006, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 8, 1911, at Arab, son of the late Elijah and Laura Adcock, he attended the Methodist Church and was a retired farmer. On April 1, 1935, at Bloomfield, he married Mary Ruth Proffer, who survives...
Virginia Harrell (06/14/06)
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Virginia Maxine Harrell, 75, formerly of Grayridge, Mo. died June 10, 2006, at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City. Born Nov. 1, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., daughter of the late Guy and Hazel Lasater Julian, she had lived many years in Grayridge before moving to Binghamton...
Robert Riggens (06/14/06)
CHARLESTON -- Robert Lee Riggens, 53, died at 12:14 p.m. June 11, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 7, 1953, in Wyatt, son of Dorothy Sinks Riggens of Charleston and the late Charlie Riggens, he was of the Baptist belief and a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam war...
Leonard Wiley (06/14/06)
CHARLESTON - Leonard Wiley, 57, died June 6, 2006, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 28, 1948, in Diehlstadt, to the late Willie Lee and Juanita Miller Wiley Sr., he had been employed as a farmer, mechanic and factory worker and was a veteran of the United States Navy...
Lonnie Byassee (06/14/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lonnie Paul Byassee, 73, died at 9:28 a.m. June 13, 2006, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1933, in Dorena, son of the late Guy and Lucy Doss Byassee, he lived all his life in Mississippi County. He was a retired truck driver and veteran of the Korean War...
Leon Diebold (06/14/06)
ORAN - Leon William Diebold, 93, died at 6:50 p.m. June 12, 2006 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1912, in New Hamburg, son of the late Charley and Theresa Leible Diebold, he owned and operated Leon Diebold Insurance Agency in Oran for 34 years . He was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church, St. Joseph Sodality and a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II...
Sereda Lindsay (06/14/06)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Sereda M. Lindsay, 67, died at 3:45 p.m. June 12, 2006 at The Carie Arbours in Savoy. Born July 2, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late Eldon "Jake" and Sletta Mosley Hunt, she was a member of Salem Baptist Church and had worked in the Central Food Store at the University of Illinois for 27 years...
Elmer Jackson (06/14/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Elmer O'neil Jackson, 64, died June 13, 2006, at the Sikeston Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Joyce Presson (06/19/06)
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Joyce Smith Presson, 74, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:45 a.m. June 17, 2006, at her home. Born March 3, 1932, in Gibson County, Tenn., daughter of the late Brown and Florence Pack Smith, she was an accountant with Merrick Engineering in Nashville and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Nashville...
Delbert Kirtley (06/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Delbert Carl Kirtley, 69, died June 17, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 21, 1936, in Matthews, son of the late Carl William and Fern Johnson Kirtley, he was a member of Miner Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Alaska. He worked as an office manager for International Shoe Company and a night supervisor for Brown Shoe Company before retiring...
Viola French (06/19/06)
NEW MADRID -- Viola French, 97, died June 16, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Nov. 20, 1908, in Lebanon Junction, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Rufus S. and Jennie Deats Stallings. In November 1927, she married Willis E. French Sr. who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2000...
Earnest Johnson (06/19/06)
MARBLE HILL -- Earnest O. Johnson, 96, formerly of Vanduser, died at 6:15 a.m. June 17, 2006, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. Born March 21, 1910, in Clarksville, Ark., son of the late Arthur and Rachel Earnest Johnson, he was a self-employed farmer and a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church...
Frances Welch (06/19/06)
CHALESTON -- Frances Welch, 89, died at 4:10 p.m. June 16, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 5, 1916, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late Atlas and Colna Stone Summers, she lived in Diehlstadt most of her life, where she was a member of the Southern Baptist Church...
Dean Crow (06/19/06)
BERNIE -- Wenzil Dean Crow, 67, died June 18, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey- Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Marvin Lafferty (06/08/06)
ADVANCE - Marvin D. Lafferty, 54, died June 7, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 16, 1952, in Gatewood, son of Goldie Gipson Lafferty of Bloomfield and the late Orvel Lafferty, he was raised in Southeast Missouri and moved to Houston, where he was manager at Triple D Uniforms. After 20 years in Houston, he returned to Advance in 1992 and was a member of the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla...
Emma Glenn (06/08/06)
DEXTER - Emma Glenn, 89, died June 7, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Sept. 10, 1916, at Dexter, daughter of the late Ervin and Sarah Howell Trammell, she was a homemaker and a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Helen Bond (06/08/06)
SCOTT CITY - Helen Irene Bond, 84, died at 7 a.m. June 7, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 22, 1922, in Randles, daughter of the late Jesse and Essie Hendrickson Beklund, she was a homemaker and a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Scott City...
Arthur Hendrix Jr. (06/09/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arthur Franklin Hendrix Jr., 78, died at 1 a.m., June 8, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 3, 1927, in Flint, Mich., son of the late Arthur Franklin and Opal Howard Hendrix, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a retired mechanic and truck driver. He was a member of the Gravel Ridge Baptist Church and a veteran of the Army Air Force, having served during World War II...
Dean Crow (06/20/06)
BERNIE -- Wenzil Dean Crow, 67, died June 18, 2006, at his home in Bernie. Born Aug. 9, 1938, in Bernie, son of Ruby Leona Creg Crow and the late Wenzil Crow, he was a farmer and member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter. A member of the Bernie Masonic Lodge 573, he also belonged to the Holiday Rambler RV Club...
Cecile Crafton (06/20/06)
MARSHALL -- Cecile Naomi Crafton, 70, died June 15, 2006, at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. Born Jan. 17, 1936, in Portageville, daughter of the late Cullen Cecile Bivins and Lois Naomi Zook Bivins, she had lived in Marshall since 1969, moving from Malta Bend, and was a licensed practical nurse for several years at Fitzgibbon Hospital. She was a member of First Assembly of God...
Nellie Linson (06/20/06)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Nellie B. Linson, 104, who died June 16, 2006, were: Mark Stilts, Butch Baumann, Roy Linson, Marty Linson, Tim Allbritton and Allen Linson. Honorary pallbearers were: Jeff Linson, Jim Linson, Glen Linson, Llyod Stilts Jr., Phil Baumann and Ray Langford...
John Corbitt (06/20/06)
RED BUD, Ill. -- John Grady Corbitt, 76, formerly of Benton, Mo., died June 20, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City...
Charline Hollis (06/20/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Charline Hollis, 74, died at 4:16 p.m. June 18, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 14, 1931, in McClure, Ill., daughter of the late Louie Benjamin and Sadie Eldridge Acey, she was a homemaker and member of Father's Arms Fellowship in Scott City...
Frankie Jackson (06/20/06)
SIKESTON -- Frankie Irene Jackson, 89, died June 14, 2006, at Miner Nursing Home. Born Feb. 9, 1917, in Shaw, Miss., daughter of the late Garnie and Frankie Witherspoon Gould, she was a member of Grand Avenue Seven Day Adventist Church in Charleston, where she was a pianist for many years...
James Elliott (06/20/06)
THEBES, Ill. -- James Chester Elliott Jr., 58, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 6:30 a.m. June 19, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo.
Frances Welch (06/18/06)
CHALESTON -- Frances Welch, 89, died at 4:10 p.m. June 16, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 5, 1916, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late Atlas and Colna Stone Summers, she lived in Diehlstadt most of her life, where she was a member of the Southern Baptist Church...
Darryl Dumey (06/18/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Darryl John Dumey, 40, died June 15, 2006. Born March 7, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, son of Larry Ralph Dumey of Scott City and the late Dixie Lee Glastetter, he was a service coordinator for the American Red Cross and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church...
Nellie Linson (06/18/06)
PUXICO -- Nellie B. Linson, 104, died June 16, 2006, at her daughter's home in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 2, 1902, in West End, Ill., daughter of the late Louis Everest and Mary M. Trombley Boismenue, she was the only living charter member left of the Assembly of God Church in Puxico. She attended the Egypt Church in Puxico...
Joe Groves (06/16/06)
CHARLESTON -- Joseph T. "Joe" Groves, 77, died at 4:40 a.m. June 15, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 4, 1928, in Caruthersville, son of the late William and Ellie B. Hutson Groves, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was employed by the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston until his retirement. He was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church...
Hattie Cullum (06/16/06)
PARMA -- Pallbearers at the funeral service today at Watkins and Sons Chapel in Parma for Hattie Mae Cullum, who died June 13, 2006, were: Andy Cullum, David Shepard, Ronnie Joe Cannady, Steve Cullum, Shawn Harman and Christopher Cannady.
Buck LaFerney (06/16/06)
NEW MADRID -- James "Buck" LaFerney, 74, died June 15, 2006, after a lengthy illness. He died peacefully at his New Madrid Home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 3, 1931, in Conran, to the late Albert LaFerney and Hazel Howard LaFerney Pardon. He was a graduate of Marston High School and served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict. After 30 years of service at General Motors he returned to Missouri and the Mississippi River where he enjoyed his love of fishing...
Barton Umpehnour (06/14/06)
WAPPAPELLO -- Barton E. Umphenour, 78, died at 3:30 p.m. June 10, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 4, 1927, in Danville, Ill., son of the late Carl and Martha Rehberg Umphenour, he retired as an industrial mechanic for Crown Cork and Seal in St. Louis. A member of VFW Post 3416, he served with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines during World War II...
Carla Stoker (06/13/06)
DEXTER -- Carla DeArman Stoker, 39, died June 10, 2006, in Idalia. Born Oct. 19, 1966, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of Pauline DeArman McAnally and step-daughter of Sam McAnally, both of Dexter, she was a housewife and resident of Dexter. On Sept. 21, 2001, in Piggott, Ark., she married Lester Eugene Stoker, who survives of the home in Dexter...
Perry Wilson (06/13/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Perry Eugene Wilson, 41, who died June 10, 2006, were: Jacob Wilson, Justin Woody, Bill Freeland Sr., Bill Freeland Jr., Michael Cox, Shain Squires and Daryl Tarrants...
Julius Wasbutsky (06/13/06)
DEXTER - Julius Dewayne Wasbutsky, 55, died June 12, 2006, at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 20, 1951, in Parma, son of Virginia Moore Taylor of Dexter and the late Julius D. Wasbutsky, he had lived most of his life in Dexter until moving four years ago and was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church...
Vennie McClendon (06/13/06)
ANNISTON - Vennie Marie Switzer McClendon, 89, died at 6:05 a.m. June 11, 2006, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 6, 1916, in Broken Arrow, Okla., to the late Emory C. and Captolia Jane Gilmore Switzer, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was retired from the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was a member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church...
Bill Russell (06/13/06)
CHARLESTON - William C. "Bill" Russell, 73, died at 7 a.m. June 13, 2006, at his residence in Charleston. Born Oct. 22, 1932, in Charleston, son of the late Thomas B. and Frances Neola Lovelace Russell, he had lived in Charleston his entire life where he was a member of the United Methodist Church. ...
Martin White (06/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Martin Andrew White, 33, died June 10, 2006, at the Hillside Nursing Home in St. Louis. Born April 3, 1973, in Chaffee, son of Larry Ray White Sr. and Angela Hamilton White of Sikeston, he was a member of New Hope Ministries in Sikeston...
Opal Noisworthy (06/07/06)
CHARLESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Charleston for Opal G. Noisworthy, 85, who died June 5, 2006, will be: Mike Haas, John Haas, Mike Grimes, Chuck Simmons, Wallace Reeves and Terry A. Parker...
Jack Petrovich III (06/07/06)
NIXA - Jack Peter Petrovich III, 24, died June 3, 2006, at his home. Born March 26, 1982, at St. Louis, son of Jack and June Petrovich of Kansas City, he was an avid sports fan and attended St. Eustachius Church in Portageville. On June 5, 2004, in Portageville, he married Sara Gee who survives of the home...
Jessie Williams (06/07/06)
CHARLESTON - Jessie Mae Williams, 57, died June 2, 2006, at her home in Charleston. Born Jan. 3, 1949, at Charleston to James Lula Clark Williams of Charleston and the late Johnnie Lee Williams, she was a 1967 graduate of Lincoln High School and employed by the Burke family for over 33 years. A member of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, she served on the Usher Board, Pastor's Aid Committee and the Poor Saints Committee...
Imogene Phillips (06/07/06)
ORAN - Imogene Veleta Phillips, 91, died at 11:20 a.m. June 5, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 26, 1914, in Grant City, daughter of the late Gilbert Silas and Jessie Abis Unsell Stacy, she was a retired machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee...
Dorothy Alley (06/07/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for the funeral services held Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Dorothy E. Alley, 96, who died June 1, 2006, were: John Campbell, Mike Hopper, Don Hastings, Wallace Hastings, Steve Johnson and Gerald Settles.
Lucille Biggerstaff (06/22/06)
DEXTER - Lucille Biggerstaff, 97, died June 20, 2006, at the Sunset Hills Nursing Center in Sunset Hills. Born Dec. 15, 1908, in Murray, Ky., daughter of the late Perry Delmar and Bessie Lee Hendricks Daniel, she was raised in Dexter, but after her marriage lived for many years in St. Louis...
James Elliott (06/22/06)
THEBES, Ill. - James Chester Elliott, 58, formerly of Scott and Mississippi County, died at 6:30 a.m. June 19, 2006, at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion. Born Sept. 28, 1947, in Cairo, to Mary Alberta Sands Elliott of Sikeston, Mo., and the late James Chester Elliott Sr., he was a graduate of St. ...
Suzi Glaus (06/22/06)
BENTON - Suzi Glaus, 61, died June 21, 2006, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Render Whitfield (06/22/06)
BERTRAND -- Render Smith Whitfield, 93, died June 20, 2006, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born March 14, 1913, in Aberdeen, Miss., daughter of the late Will Smith and Katie Bell Marshbank Smith, she had lived in Missouri for over 80 years. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, where she was an usher and a member of The Mother's Board, Pastor Aid Committee and the senior choir...
Steven Cooper (06/07/06)
DEXTER -- Steven Eugene Cooper, 52, died June 5, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 8, 1953, at Poplar Bluff, son of Elmer Eugene Cooper of Spanaway, Wash., and the late Betty Zimmerman Cooper, he was a former supervisor at the Brown Shoe Company at Farmington and had been a line worker at ArvinMeritor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and attended the First General Baptist Church of Dexter...
David W. Irwin (06/22/06)
SIKESTON -- David W. Irwin, 85, died at 7:55 p.m. June 21, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Zetta Mae Jackson (06/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Zetta Mae Jackson, 77, died June 2, 2006, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Center. Born Aug. 8, 1928, in Osceola, Ark., she was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Pin Hook. Survivors include: four sons, James Jackson of Michigan City, Ind., Bobby Hines of Cairo, Ill., Elmer Jackson of Pin Hook and Kenneth Jackson of East Prairie; 11 daughters, Lillie Lawrence of Pin Hook, Leona Scott of East Prairie, Ruby Scott and Ella Jackson of Charleston, and Martha Phillips, Dorothy Phillips, Loretta Phillips, Jeanette Phillips, Laura Phillips, Bertha Phillips and Jodie Phillips of Michigan, Ind.; two sisters, Georgia Dobson of Paducah, Ky., and Viola Dixon of Memphis, Tenn.; and 55 grandchildren and 30 great-. ...
Sereda Lindsay (06/15/06)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Sereda M. Lindsay, 67, died at 3:45 p.m. June 12, 2006, at The Carie Arbours in Savoy. Born July 2, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late Eldon "Jake" and Sletta Mosley Hunt, she was a member of Salem Baptist Church and had worked in the Central Food Store at the University of Illinois for 27 years...
Elmer Jackson (06/15/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Elmer O'Neil Jackson, 64, died June 13, 2006, at the Sikeston Healthcare Center. Born May 23, 1942 in Barnes Ridge, near East Prairie, son of Louis Leonard Jackson of Clinton, Miss. and the late Violet Marie Wilson Jackson, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi and New Madrid counties. A retired farmer, he was of the Baptist belief...
Vada M. Bruce (06/15/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Vada M. Bruce, 90, died June 13, 2006 at her home near Bloomfield. Born Aug. 28, 1915, in McCalaster, Okla., daughter of the late Walter and May Moody Holman, she was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. On Oct. 17, 1935, she was married to Onus Bruce, who preceded her in death on May 7, 1987...
Hattie Cullum (06/15/06)
KENNETT - Hattie Mae Cullum, 85, died June 13, 2006, at the Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born May 22, 1921, in Fisk, daughter of the late William and Lydia Shemoney McCarthy, she had lived in Parma all her life where she was a member of the Parma Church of God...
Mary Hahn (06/15/06)
CHAFFEE -- Mary M. Hahn, 91, died at 11:26 a.m. June 14, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 6, 1914, in Whitewater, daughter of the late George Burrette and Annie Margarete McCormick Kinder, he was a member of the Church of God in Delta and a volunteer at R.S.V.P. in Chaffee. He was a retired machine operator at Buckstein Pants Factory in Chaffee and later worked at International Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau...
Julius Wasbutsky (06/15/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Julius Dewayne Wasbutsky, who died on June 12, 2006, were: Robert Paul Lutes, Thomas Blake Hooper, Shane Austin Hooper, Kenneth Robert Landers Sr., Kenny Robert Landers Jr. and Danny Marcus Hays II...
Joe Groves (06/15/06)
CHARLESTON -- Joseph T. "Joe" Groves, 77, died at 4:40 a.m. June 15, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Jimmy Razer (06/26/06)
SCOTT CITY - Jimmy "Jim" Razer, 61, died at 5:16 p.m. June 24, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 8, 1944, in Flint, Mich., son of the late Sidney Earl and Juanita Lee Massey Razer, he was a retired baker from Wal-Mart in Cape Girardeau and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Dorothy Coke (06/26/06)
ANNISTON - Dorothy P. Coke, 75, died at 10:43 a.m. June 25, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
William Lafferty (06/26/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - William Daniel Lafferty, 25, died at 9:16 p.m. June 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 18, 1981, in Sikeston, son of Danny Gale Lafferty and Rhonda K. Potts, he was a member of Victory Chapel in Charleston...
Fern Riley (06/26/06)
NEW MADRID - Fern Thompson Riley, 87, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at her home in New Madrid. Mrs. Riley was born in Holcomb on April 2, 1919, one of 11 children of Bertha Fox and Mack Thompson. She attended schools in Holcomb and Kewanee and graduated from Kewanee High School in 1937. ...
Thomas Wigfall Jr. (06/26/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Thomas Earl Wigfall Jr., 12, died June 25, 2006, in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
David Garrett (06/26/06)
SCOTT CITY - David Wayne Garrett, 40, died June 24, 2006, at his home. Born May 8, 1966, in Naples, Fla, to Sammie Eugene Garrett of Chaffee and the late Vonda Jean Nickles Garrett, he was of the Protestant faith. In addition to his father, survivors include: one daughter, Jessica Marie Garrett of Scott City; and two brothers, Richard Eugene Garrett of Marston and Marvin Ray Garrett of Scott City...
Leo Klekamp (06/26/06)
ST. LOUIS - Leo J. Klekamp, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died at 12:21 a.m. June 25, 2006, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. Born March 31, 1917, in Washington, to the late Henry J. and Elizabeth Sellmeyer Klekamp, he was a mechanical engineer for 46 years with Fluor Daniel Corporation of Sugarland, Texas. He was a member of The Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 and of the Catholic belief...
Steven Cooper (06/06/06)
DEXTER - Steven Cooper, 52, died June 5, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
James Canoy (06/06/06)
DEXTER - James Ray Daniel Canoy, 69, died June 4, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 26, 1936, in Wardell, he was he son of the late Archie Culin and Dollie Mae Thomas Canoy. On Nov. 2, 1984, at Dexter, he was united in marriage to Eva May Smiley who survives of the home...
Opal Noisworthy (06/06/06)
CHARLESTON - Opal Gertrude Noisworthy, 85, died at 10:25 p.m. June 5, 2006, at her home in Charleston. Born Nov. 18, 1920, in Miller City, Ill., to the late Leslie E. and Gertrude Josephine Childers Bowers, she had lived in Mississippi County since 1932. She was employed with Knights Department Store and Duenne Fabric Shop in Charleston until her retirement and was a longtime member of the Wyatt United Methodist Church and then became a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Billy Brinson (06/05/06)
DEXTER - Billy L. Brinson, 79, died June 3, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 12, 1926, in Detroit, son of the late William and Irene Tucker Brinson, for many years he owned and operated Van Auto Glass Company in St. Louis. He was former Master of Itaska Masonic Lodge 420, a member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge 352 and a member of the Dexter Presbyterian Church...
Jack Petrovich III (06/05/06)
NIXA -- Jack Peter Petrovich III, 24, husband of Sarah Gee, died June 3, 2006, at his home in Nixa. Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Portageville Cemetery. ---- Memorial contributions may be sent to...
Willie Atkinson (06/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Willie B. Atkinson, 70, died June 1, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 9, 1936, in Houston, Miss., son of the late Damon Atkinson Sr. and Maggie Lue Moore Atkinson, he was of the Baptist belief and had lived in Missouri for over 30 years...
Emma Schlosser (06/05/06)
ORAN - Emma Louise Schlosser, 76, died June 3, 2006. Born March 10, 1930, daughter of the late Arthur J. and Ella Louise Schwab Job of Cape Girardeau, she attended Campster Grade School and College High School in Cape Girardeau. She worked at Farmers and Merchants Bank and Deevers Real Estate in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church of Oran and St. Ann's PCCW Sodality of Oran...
Dorothy Alley (06/02/06)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy E. Alley, 96, died June 1, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 8, 1909, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late William Gardner and Maudie Beck Hastings, she was a member of Little Vine Church of the Big Opening Community...
Terry Simmons (06/02/06)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Terry Randall Simmons, 43, died May 31, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 26, 1962, in Chaffee, Mo., son of June Harrell Simmons of Oran, Mo., and the late Charles Franklin Simmons, he was a truck driver for C.R. England Trucking Co. and a member of New Caney Family Worship Center in Cleveland, Texas...
Elvine Blankenship (06/02/06)
NEW MADRID - Elvine Camille Nelson Blankenship, 88, died May 31, 2006, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Sept. 1, 1917, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond W. and Alice E. Hodges Nelson. In Piggott, Ark., she married James Lynn Blankenship, who preceded her in death in 1990...
Lester Loucks (06/02/06)
NORMAN, Okla. - Lester Loucks died June 1, 2006, at the Norman Regional Hospital in Norman. Visitation is at 11 a.m. Sunday until time for services at 1 p.m. at Amick- Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Lowell Hawkins (06/02/06)
O'FALLON -- Pallbearers for Thursday funeral services for Lowell Hawkins, 94, formerly of Sikeston, who died May 29, 2006, were: Donald Wagley, Todd Hawkins, Tim Hawkins, Darren Mabrey, Chris Mabrey and Keenan Carlisle.
Bubble Johnson (06/02/06)
NEWTON, Iowa - Floyd "Bubble" Johnson, 59, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died May 25, 2006. Born July 3, 1947, in Charleston, he had lived in the state of Iowa since 1969. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Williams Funeral Home in Charleston...
Lester Loucks (06/04/06)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Lester Leo Loucks, 76, formerly of Malden, died June 1, 2006, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. Born Nov. 17, 1929, in Malden, son of the late John Henry and Clara Mable Kincade Loucks, he was a retired maintenance supervisor at the U.S. Post Office in Norman and had also retired as a mechanic at York Air Conditioning in Norman, where he worked for 14 years. He was a U.S. Navy vetrean, having served as a seabee in the Korean War...
Katherine Powers (06/01/06)
ANNISTON - Katherine Ann Powers, 53, formerly of Tanner, died May 30, 2006, near East Prairie as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Feb. 9, 1953, at St. Louis, she was the daughter of Albert P. Bailey of Anniston and the late Margie F. Bradford Bailey...
Elvine Blankenship (06/01/06)
NEW MADRID - Elvine Camille Nelson Blankenship, 88, died May 31, 2006, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Sept. 1, 1917, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond W. and Alice E. Hodges Nelson. In Piggott, Ark., she married James Lynn Blankenship, who preceded her in death in 1990...
John McClard Sr. (06/01/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - John D. McClard Sr., 88, died May 30, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1917, in Pocahontas, son of the late Albert and Ora Unger McClard, he served in the United States Army during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith and was an avid fisherman...
Aaron Smith (06/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Aaron J. Smith, 36, died at 5:07 p.m. May 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 9, 1970, in Fort Gordon, Ga., son of the late Alex and Polly Lou Gestring Smith Jr., he was a 1988 graduate of Sikeston High School and a 1994 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. He was self-employed as a Web site designer...
Betty Hardesty (06/01/06)
MALDEN - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Wednesday, under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Parma, for Betty Louise Meier Hardesty, who died on May 29, 2006, were: Raymond Dickerson, Leon Pullum, Ted Morgan, Ken Lentz, Stanley West Jr. and Dary Castor...
Wilma Tone (06/01/06)
MATTHEWS -- Wilma E. Tone, 86, formerly of East Prairie, died May 30, 2006, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. She was born Dec. 25, 1919. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid is in charge of arrangements...
Louis Glass Jr. (06/01/06)
YEADON, Penn. - Louis C. Glass Jr., 74, died May 23, 2006, in Yeadon. He was born July 17, 1931. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery...
Ron Newcomb (06/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Ronald "Ron" Newcomb, 54, formerly of Charleston, died at 2 p.m. May 31, 2006, at his home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 31, 1951, in Cairo, Ill., he was the son of Mary Lou Bruenderman Newcomb, who survives of Charleston, and the late Clarence Halton Newcomb. ...
Bud Acord (06/01/06)
DEXTER - Benjamin Leroy "Bud" Acord, 93, died June 1, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
Terry Simmons (06/01/06)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Terry Randall Simmons, 43, died May 31, 2006. Services are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Chaffee.
Dorothy Wadley (06/01/06)
ST. LOUIS - Dorothy Rose Carr Wadley, 82, formerly of Charleston, died at 1 a.m. May 31, 2006, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Chesterfield. Born Feb. 6, 1924, in Charleston, to the late Leo Sylvester and Catherine Maude Perkins Carr, she had lived since the 1950s in St. Louis, where she was employed as a bookkeeper with General Motors Co. and was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and their Women's Guild. She was a former member of the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Patsy Duncan (06/01/06)
SIKESTON - Patsy R. Duncan, 71, died May 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 3, 1934, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Mary Alice Tisdale, she was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary 3319 Fraternal Order of Eagles and had been a service clerk for 32 years for Sikeston Light and Water before retiring...
Hollis Husher (06/01/06)
AURORA, Colo. - Hollis Fred Husher, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 19, 2006, in Aurora. Born Nov. 2, 1920, in Essex, Mo., son of the late David and Anna Belle Miller Husher, he was a United States Army World War II veteran having served from October 1942 to April 1946. ...
Aurellia Jennings (06/01/06)
WATERFORD, Mich. - Aurellia Ione Jennings, 84, formerly of Dexter, died May 25, 2006, at Canterbury on the Lake in Waterford. Born June 1, 1921, at Dexter, daughter of the late Roy Burton and Sarah Jane Meade Minton, she was a homemaker and a member of the Waterford Community Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution...
William Hutchison (06/01/06)
ST. LOUIS - William Franklin Hutchison, 85, formerly of Mississippi County, died May 31, 2006, at the Friendship Village South in St. Louis. Born Nov. 9, 1920, in Calvert City, Ky., to the late John T. and Betty Stokes Hutchison, he was a retired mechanic, a member of the Dream Center Church in St. Louis and an Army Air Force veteran, having served during World War II...
Theresa Lynch (06/01/06)
SIKESTON - Theresa Kay Henson Lynch, 49, formerly of Charleston, died at 7: 15 a.m., May 31, 2006, at her home. Born June 19, 1956, in Wyatt, to the late George Robert and Syvella Marie McTigue Henson, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi and Scott counties and was a member of the Church of Christ in Charleston...
Dale Gage (06/28/06)
DIEHLSTADT - Francis Dale Gage, 67, died June 27, 2006, at his home. Born April 27, 1939, in the Lusk Chapel Community of Scott County, to the late William Raymond and Lillian Decker Gage, he had lived most of his life in the Lusk Chapel Community where he farmed before moving to Diehlstadt 16 years ago. He was of the Baptist belief...
Jason Stidham (06/28/06)
DEXTER -- Jason Stidham, 19, died June 27, 2006, near Puxico. Born April 14, 1987, in Benton, Ark., son of Mark Stidham of Dexter and the late Velva Sharlene Murphy Stidham, he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter. A 2005 graduate of Dexter Senior High School, he was employed in construction and a resident of Dexter...
Montie Northcutt (06/28/06)
DEXTER - Montie L. Northcutt, 86, died June 27, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 7, 1919, at Ceiro Cordo, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Granville and Daisy Northcutt. Survivors include: four brothers, Bing Northcutt of Bloomfield, Marshall Northcutt of Sikeston, Rudy Northcutt of Kalaska, Mich., and Bob Northcutt of Dexter...
Vincent Miller (06/28/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Vincent Paul Miller, 85, died June 27, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Thomas Wigfall Jr. (06/30/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Thomas Earl Wigfall Jr., 12, died June 25, 2006, in Memphis, Tenn. Born April 26, 1994, in Memphis, he was the son of Alma Elizabeth Collins and Thomas Wigfall, both of Portageville. Other survivors include: one brother, Joshua Demar Wigfall of the home; three sisters, Tunnisha Laslea Wigfall and Emerald Amaris Wigfall, both of the home and Washetta Earle Wigfall of Portageville; his stepmother, Dana Wigfall of Portageville; grandparents, Willie Ann Collins of Abbeville, Miss., and Charlie and Lovie Holmes of Portageville; one great-grandmother, Suzie Mae Collins of Portageville; and one great-great-grandmother, Annie Mae Collins of Haiti.. ...
William J. Foley (06/30/06)
PHOENIX - William J. Foley, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died June 28, 2006, in Phoenix. Born Sept. 22, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, he was a 1943 graduate of Sikeston High School, the Missouri School of Mines and Temple University. He practiced corporate and private patent law for over 50 years and was appointed Chief Patent Counsel for the Scott Paper Corporation. A United States Navy veteran, having served during World War II, he saw action in the Pacific Theatre...
Joda Dillow (06/30/06)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- Joda Lea Spaulding Dillow, 24, formerly of Villa Ridge, died at 12:07 p.m. June 27, 2006, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Born July 10, 1981, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of Robert A. and Susan C. Britton Spaulding of Villa Ridge, she was a joint partner with her husband in Dillow Trucking in Miller City and was a licensed insurance agent. ...
Lloyd Pullum (06/30/06)
DEXTER -- Lloyd H. Pullum, 74, died June 29, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Dexter. Born July 14, 1931, in Parma, son of the late Herbert M. and Serena McCoy Pullum, he was a resident of Dexter for 34 years. A veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War, he was retired from Arvin Industries in Dexter and attended the Assembly of God Church in Malden...
Fern Gaines (06/30/06)
DEXTER - Fern Dale Gaines, 86, died June 29, 2006, at the Dexter Nursing Center. Born May 9, 1920, at Essex, daughter of the late Herschel and Gladys Snider Swinger, she was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, a member of the Order of Eastern Star 311 in Dexter and the Order of Eastern Star 137 in Sikeston and a former seamstress with Elder Manufacturing in Dexter...
Fred Nelson (06/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Fred Nelson, 86, died June 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Tollie Howard (06/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Tollie LeRoy Howard, 82, died at 2:50 a.m. June 30, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday.
James Graviett (06/30/06)
ORAN - James Don Graviett, 47, died at 3 a.m. June 30, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Dorothy King (06/29/06)
SIKESTON - Dorothy Mae King, 79, died June 28, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 12, 1926, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Leonard and Alta Babb Gillihan, she had been a restaurant cook before her retiring and was a member of the Smith Avenue Church of God...
Agatha Giese (06/29/06)
NEW HAMBURG - Agatha Marietta Giese, 82, formerly of St. Louis, died May 23, 2006, in a hospital near Angier, N.C. Born June 11, 1923, at New Hamburg, the daughter of Herman Joseph and Mary Amelia Scherer Glueck, she worked many years at St. Elizabeth Day Care until retiring. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Arnold...
Lorene Higgerson (06/27/06)
NEW MADRID - Lorene Higgerson, 76, died June 26, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 24, 1929, in the LaForge Community of New Madrid County, the daughter of Pearl Holden McRoy and Newt McRoy, Lorene worked as a teacher in the Higgerson School, a teacher's aide in the New Madrid County Schools, a worker with the meals-on-wheels program and a tour guide with the New Madrid Historical Museum...
Gladys Lincoln (06/27/06)
CHAFFEE - Gladys Lincoln, 85, died June 25, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 3, 1921, in Dutchtown, daughter of the late Oscar W. and Amanda Sophie Amelunke Sprenger, she was a retired housekeeper for Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel and United Methodist Church in Chaffee along with several other businesses and personal homes for over 30 years, a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Chaffee V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary 3127 and St. Pauls Lutheran Ladies Aid of Chaffee...
William Lafferty (06/27/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Pallbearers at funeral services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie for William Daniel Lafferty, 25, who died at 9:16 a.m. June 25, 2006, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston, will be: Roger "Bookie" Achter, Ben Blasingain, Richard Jackson, David "Beaver" Terry Jr., Rodney Hudgens and Corey Weakley...
Beatrice Hindman (06/27/06)
ADVANCE - Beatrice Hindman, 86, died at June 25, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 30, 1919, at Brownwood, daughter of the late Oscar and Thelma Virgin Speer, she was a homemaker and member of Brownwood General Baptist Church...
Leo Klekamp (06/27/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Pallbearers for services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Leo John Klekamp, 89, formerly of Sikeston, who died June 25, 2006, were: Jack Jackovic, Roger Sherman, James Urhahn, Mark McMillion, Charles Campbell and Glenn Matthews...
Dale Gage (06/27/06)
DIEHLSTADT -- Francis Dale Gage, 67, died June 27, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Montie Northcutt (06/27/06)
DEXTER -- Montie L. Northcutt died June 27, 2006 at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Dorothy Coke (06/27/06)
ANNISTON - Dorothy P. Coke, 75, died at 10:43 a.m. June 25, 2006, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Desloge, to the late Leslie Monroe and Martha Elizabeth White Allen, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Ollie Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wilson City...