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Obituaries from July 2006

Finis Capps (07/20/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Finis Elvin Capps, 86, died July 20, 2006, in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 30, 1920, near Bloomfield, son of the late Alfred and Bertie Sitz Capps, he had been a resident of the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield for the past six years. A Missouri Department of Transportation retiree, he lived in Stoddard County his entire life except for time spent in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
Otto Bean Jr. (07/20/06)
PEACH ORCHARD -- Otto Bean Jr., 68, died at 10 p.m. July 15, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., following a battle with leukemia. Born Jan. 1, 1938, in Gideon, son of the late Otto and Alice Marie Lee Bean, he had represented the 163rd district for two terms. ...
Evelyn Lewis (07/17/06)
MOREHOUSE - Evelyn J. Lewis, 79, died July 16, 2006, at the High Point Regional Medical Center in High Point, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Maeola Conley (07/17/06)
SIKESTON -Maeola Conley, 95, died July 16, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 5, 1910, in Louisville, Ky., daughter of the late Charles and Louvella Hazel Tucker, she was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Kathie Simpkins (07/17/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- City Administrator Kathie Sue Simpkins, 51, died at 7:20 a.m. July 16, 2006, at her home, following an inspirational hard-fought battle against cancer. Born April 2, 1955, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Earl D. and Mary Alice Furlong Simpkins, she chose to spend her life in her hometown, where she was a 1973 graduate of East Prairie High School. In 1978, she graduated from Southeast Missouri State University, where she majored in business administration/marketing management...
Cody Baker (07/17/06)
POTEAU, Okla. - Cody Shay Baker, 20, died July 15, 2006, at Hartford, Ark, of injuries sustained in a car accident. Born May 12, 1986, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Steven Baker of Sikeston and Kathy Reece Scarbrough of Poteau, he was a factory worker. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one brother, Bryce Baker of Sikeston; grandparents, Paul and Mary Baker of Clarkton, Mo., and Roger and Jean Reece of Malden, Mo.; aunts and uncles, Dawn and Mackie McKinley of Charleston, Mo., Teresa Pope of Sikeston, Sandra and Terry Smith and Betty Pattillo of Gideon, Mo., Roger Reece and James Baker of Malden and Jack and Amy Baker of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and several cousins and friends.. ...
Joyce Lay (07/17/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Joyce Lay, 63, died July 17, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Fletcher Brimer (07/17/06)
LILBOURN - Fletcher Wayne Brimer, 33, died July 15, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 14, 1972, in Watervliet, Mich., he was the son of Melba (Fletcher) Clark of Lilbourn and the late Virgil Brimer. In addition to his mother, he is survived by: five sisters and brothers-in-law, LaDonna and Denson Taylor and Bridgett and Russell Masterson, all of New Madrid; Paula and Mike Roberts, Karen and Johnny Lively and Peanut and Barry Ash, all of Lilbourn; his fiancee, Sondra White of the home; one stepson, J.B. ...
Claude Rowark (07/17/06)
PUXICO - Claude Rowark, 82, formerly of Cahokia, Ill., died July 13, 2006, at Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau. Born June 10, 1924, in Sikeston, he worked for General Motors, retiring in 1983, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Puxico...
Elva Chesser (07/17/06)
NEW MADRID -- Elva May Chesser, 97, died July 14, 2006, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 19, 1909, in Mississippi, to the late Claude and Delia Rider Lancaster. She married Frank Blackwell, who preceded her in death. One son, Terrell Blackwell, also preceded her in death...
Betty Utley (07/17/06)
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Betty Jean Utley, 58, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died at 4:25 p.m. July 14, 2006 in her home. Born May 26, 1948 in New Madrid, daughter of the late J.L. and Georgia Reese Ergle, she had retired from Francis House after 12 years, where she had many special friends...
Shirley Temples (07/17/06)
DUDLEY - Shirley Ann Shipman Temples, 84, died July 16, 2006, at her home. Born July 16, 1942, in Dexter, daughter of the late James C. and Edna Edwards Shipman, she was a member of the Peoples Full Gospel Church in Dudley and along with her husband, she was the co-owner of Temples Auction Service in Dexter...
Lola Adcock (07/17/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted today at Ponder Funeral Home for Lola Adcock, 79, who died July 14, 2006, were: Mark Andracsek, Jason Adcock, Aaron Adcock, Lyle Miller, Roy Miller and Wesley Davis.
Joyce Lay (07/18/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Joyce Lorene Lay, 63, died at 3 p.m. July 17, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 16, 1943, in Clinton, Ky., daughter of the late William A. and Mary Elizabeth Boswell Denton, she had lived all of her life in East Prairie. She was a nurses aide for the Sells Rest Home in Matthews...
Evelynn Lewis (07/18/06)
MOREHOUSE - Evelyn J. Lewis, 79, died July 16, 2006, at the High Point Regional Medical Center in High Point, N.C. Born Sept. 23, 1926, in Arbyrd, she was the daughter of the late Ernie and Allie Kerr. She was the wife of the late Rev. Nathanel Lewis, who pastored the Pentecostal Church in Morehouse for 37 years...
Otto Bean Jr. (07/18/06)
KENNETT -- Otto Bean Jr., 68, , who represented the 163rd District in the House of Representatives, died at 10 p.m. July 15, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., following an extended illness. Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden is in charge of arrangements...
Adin Vinson (07/18/06)
DEXTER -- Adin Gene Rodgers Vinson, infant son of Tyler Jay Vinson of Bloomfield and Ashley Jean Rodgers of Dexter, died shortly after birth July 16, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. In addition to his parents, survivors include: grandparents Carrol and Edna Rodgers of Dexter, Raymond Vinson of Bloomfield and Cindy Morton of Bloomfield; great-grandparents Carrol Rodgers Sr. ...
Rick Blankenship (07/18/06)
DEXTER - Richard Warren Blankenship, 55, died July 17, 2006, at his home. Born May 8, 1951, at Poplar Bluff, son of Mary Ellen Blankenship of Dexter and the late Robert "Bob" Blankenship, he attended Dexter First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where he was an elder, choir member and served on the diaconate and many other boards and committees. He was also a member of the Elks...
Eva L. Appleton (07/24/06)
ST. LOUIS - Eva. L. Appleton, 86, died July 20, 2006, at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born July 11, 1920, at Canalou, daughter of the late Jesse and Ettie McMahan Reeves, in 1951, she moved to St. Louis where she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church...
Bennie Morrison (07/24/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Bennie Joe Morrison, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died July 22, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Cecilia Bower (07/24/06)
DEXTER - Cecilia Peggy Bower, 92, died July 21, 2006, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter. Born Nov. 13, 1913, at Dexter, daughter of the late Fredrick and Philomenia Dietsch Sauer, she was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith...
Faye Newman (07/19/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Wanda Faye Newman, 84, who died July 14, 2006, were: Brian Newman, Cory Newman, Corey McNew, Jimmy Parker, Phil Newman and John Neal.
Evon Beasley (07/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Evon Howard Beasley, 47, died July 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 18, 1958, in Hunterville, daughter of the late George and Florence Williams Howard, she was a 1978 graduate of Scott County Central High School. She was a member of Divine Second Chance Ministries, where she was a missionary...
Shirley Temples (07/19/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Shirley Ann Shipman Temples, 64, who died on July 16, 2006, were: Bill Eaker, Russell Goodman, Clifton Jolliff, Leo Temples, Josh Durham and Jamie Durham...
James Reinagel (07/19/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - James Reinagel, 78, formerly of Kelso, died July 18, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
Peggy Russell (07/21/06)
DEXTER - Peggy Louise Russell, 65, formerly of Blytheville, Ark., died July 19, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 23, 1941, in Blytheville, daughter of the late Arthur and Clida Davis Halbrook, she had worked as a CNA at the Walls Hospital in Blytheville before moving to Dexter several years ago. She was of the Baptist faith...
Mary Wilson (07/21/06)
DEXTER -- Mary Wilson, 96, died July 20, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility. Born Oct. 14, 1909, in Bloomfield, Ind., daughter of the late Frank and Nettie Rampley Strauser, she had lived in Leora before moving to Dexter in 1978. A member of the Westside Baptist Church in Dexter, she was a charter member of the Leora Baptist Church...
Dee Fuchs (07/21/06)
SIKESTON - Darlene "Dee" Perkins Fuchs, 61, died at 7:45 p.m. July 20, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 3, 1945, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Arthur Sheldon and Viola Mae Spence Perkins, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Frances Xavier Church of Sikeston, where she served on the Parish Council and was a member and past chairman of the Altar Sodality. ...
Virginia Daugherty (07/21/06)
SIKESTON - Virginia Daugherty, 89, died July 20, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 13, 1916, in Oran, daughter of the late Parm and Naomi Wilkins Rogers, she had worked for Sikeston Public School Cafeteria, Lambert's Cafe and the War Drum before retiring...
Alberta Cox (07/21/06)
CHARLESTON -- Alberta Cox, 76, died July 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 12, 1929, in Charleston, daughter of the late Nathan and Mary Sutherland Betts, she was a member of Opportunity Church of God in Christ, serving many years as church secretary, missionary and usher, church van driver and on the mother's board. She was president and community servant of the Prayer Bible Band...
Walter McCormack (07/21/06)
DOGWOOD - Walter Mack McCormack, 83, died at 8:45 p.m. July 20, 2006, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 18, 1923, in Trimble, Tenn. to the late Robert and Wava McCormack Spelling, he was adopted by C.P. and Molly McCormack at the age of 18 months. He served in the US Navy from Nov. 1942 to Jan. 1946 as a gunner's mate 3rd class on the SS Franklin Macviech, SS San Bruno an the SS Sutherland. He was also a member and a deacon of the First Christian Church of Matthews...
Marcus Wilkins (07/16/06)
HAYWOOD CITY - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Saturday at the New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Haywood City under the direction of the Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter for Marcus Aundrea Wilkins, 28, who died July 8, 2006, were: Chatoris Jones, DuJuan Jones, Damathan Stevens, Alan Turner and Wesley Wilkins...
MaryEllen Medler (07/16/06)
DEXTER - MaryEllen Medler, 80, died July 13, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Jan. 19, 1926, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Elmer and Elizabeth Launius Aslin, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter and a former secretary for the United States Navy Civil Service and the Stoddard County Draft Board...
Faye Newman (07/16/06)
MOREHOUSE - Wanda Faye Newman, 84, died July 14, 2006, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 18, 1922, in Doniphan, daughter of the late William and Roxie Kennedy Merriman, she was a member of the First Methodist Church of Morehouse and had worked at Skateworld in Sikeston before retiring...
Lola Adcock (07/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Lola M. Adcock, 79, died July 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 30, 1927, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Otto and Bertha Wagoner Rettig, she was a member of the Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church and had been supervisor of the alterations department for Famous-...
Lola Adcock (07/14/06)
SIKESTON - Lola Adcock, 79, died July 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Mattie Hallman (07/14/06)
NEW MADRID - Mattie Hallman, 84, died July 7, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born July 10, 1921, in Tupelo, Miss., to the late Jim and Fannie Black Bledsoe, she was a member of the Church of God in Christ in Parma. Survivors include: four nephews, Larry Bledsoe of the state of Oklahoma; Freddie Bledsoe, Ruben Bledsoe and Sherman Bledsoe, all of E. St. Louis, Ill.; and two nieces, Lisa Bledsoe of E. St. Louis, and Lila Bledsoe of New Madrid...
Mary Medler (07/14/06)
DEXTER - Mary Medler, 80, died July 13, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Visitation is from 2 p.m. until time of funeral services at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marcus Wilkins (07/14/06)
HAYWOOD CITY - Marcus Aundrea Wilkins, 28, died July 8, 2006, in St. Louis. Born Jan. 19, 1978, in Chicago, son of the late George E. and Ida Mae Stevens Wilkins, he had lived in St. Louis and Haywood City most of his life. Survivors include: one son, Mariek Tashawn Winston of Sikeston; one brother, Reggie Wilkins of Washington; and one sister, Tarra Wilkins Bell of Sikeston...
Ashton Vinson (07/14/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Ashton Jay Rodgers Vinson, died shortly after birth July 7, 2006 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Survivors include: his parents, Tyler Jay Vinson of Bloomfield and Ashley Jean Rodgers of Dexter; maternal grandparents, Carrol and Edna Rodgers of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Raymond Vinson and Cindy Morton, both of Bloomfield; maternal great-grandparents, Carrol Rodgers Sr. ...
Frances Greenlee (07/13/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Frances Lavern Greenlee, 72, who died June 11, 2006, were: Ray Wilson, Lloyd Martin, Jerry Nimmo, Steve Clark, Gary Kindred and Darrell Wilson.
Ruby Mitchell (07/13/06)
GRIFFITH, Ind. -- Ruby Mae Mitchell, 90, died July 8, 2006, at the Highland Nursing Center in Highland. Born Oct. 2, 1915, at Ravenden Springs, Ark., daughter of the late Cecil Cleo and Emma Baird Holder, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and had lived in Maryland, Ind., and several years in Dexter before moving to Griffith...
Howard Stauffer (07/13/06)
BEMENT - Howard William Stauffer, 80, died at 3:37 p.m. July 11, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 17, 1925, near Hayti, son of the late Charles Ernest and Claire Helene Rousselot Stauffer, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, was a graduate of Diehlstadt High School and a retired farmer. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a former member of the V.F.W...
Frances Greenlee (07/12/06)
SIKESTON - Frances Lavern Greenlee, 72, died at 12:01 p.m. July 11, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 27, 1933, in Bloomfield, to the late Charlie Cecil and Vivian Melba Reynolds Park, she was a 1951 graduate of Matthews High School. For 27 years she was a telephone operator with Southwestern Bell and she was of the Baptist faith...
Willie Blanchard (07/12/06)
ST. LOUIS - Willie Blanchard passed away Sunday, July 9, 2006. He was the oldest son of the late Angelo "Shug" and Kate "Katie" Blanchard. He was born and raised in Charleston where he graduated from Charleston High School in 1960. He received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. ...
Howard Stauffer (07/12/06)
SIKESTON - Howard Stauffer, 80, died at 3:37 p.m. July 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Robert Welborn (07/12/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Robert F. "Chief" Welborn, 65, formerly of New Rochelle, N.Y., died at 8:20 a.m. July 5, 2006, at Chaffee, Mo. Born April 6, 1941, in Chicago, son of Marion Helen Stonequiest and the late Wayman Leroy Welborn, he had been the manager/supervisor of Hamilton Creek Apartment Complex. He was a member of the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio and Woodmen of America...
Harley H. Kelso (07/12/06)
HOMER GLEN, Ill. - Pallbearers at services to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Harley H. Kelso, 79, formerly of Matthews, Mo., who died July 9, 2006, will be: Thomas Grant, Anthony Kelso, Rocky Kelso, Mark Kelso, Eric Kelso and Mark Curtis Kelso...
Harley Kelso (07/11/06)
HOMER GLEN, Ill. - Harley H. Kelso, 79, formerly of Matthews, Mo., died at 2 p.m. July 9, 2006, at Provena-St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet. Born May 19, 1927, in Fulton, Miss., to the late Walter Davis and Ader Pearl Tucker Kelso, he was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II and had been a machinist for Westinghouse Corporation in Chicago...
Barry Tomes (07/11/06)
STURDIVANT -- Barry D. Tomes, 41, died July 10, 2006, at his home near Sturdivant. Born July 16, 1964, son of Mary King Harrison of Puxico and the late James A. Tomes, he had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life. He had worked at Tyson Foods in Dexter and as a cook at Lambert's Restaurant in Sikeston...
Glenna Shearon (07/11/06)
DEXTER - Glenna Ruth Shearon, 74, died July 9, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Sept. 20, 1951, at Cincinnati, daughter of the late William Ray and Gertrude Rice Patrick, she was a homemaker and volunteer for Red Cross and had served as a recruiter while in the United States Army in Detroit...
Carl Simpkins Sr. (07/11/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- A celebration of the life of Carl Simpkins Sr., 83, will be conducted at 3 p.m. July 12, 2006 at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie with the Revs. Ted Wimberley and George White, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Steve Douglas will provide music. ...
Natalie Harden (07/11/06)
SIKESTON - Natalie Renae Harden, 45, died July 9, 2006, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 11, 1960, at Dexter, daughter of Bobby and Lois DeWitt Manes of Essex, she was a supervisor in the cafeteria at the Sikeston Public Schools...
Pat Roberts (07/11/06)
DEXTER - Pat "Sissy" Roberts, 62, died July 9, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 1, 1944, in Wardell, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Bertha Brown Phillips and a housewife. On Oct. 27, 1967, in Wardell, she married Darrell Roberts, who survives of the home...
Andrew Knotts (07/11/06)
OZAWKIE, Kan. - Andrew Burton Knotts, 81, died July 8, 2006, at the Hickory Pointe Care Center in Oskaloosa. Born April 12, 1925, at Campbell, son of the late Harvey Burt and Mary Ann Hopkins Knotts, he had lived in Ozawkie since 1984, moving from Kansas City. ...
John Engram Sr. (07/10/06)
VANDUSER - John Coleman Engram Sr., 84, died at 5:30 p.m. July 8, 2006, at his home in Vanduser. Born Feb. 1, 1922, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late George Allen Engram and Fannie Ann (Westerfield) Engram Barnes and stepson of the late Harley E. Barnes Sr...
Lewis Smith (07/10/06)
CHARLESTON - Lewis H. Smith, D.D.S., 76, died at 8:08 a.m. July 8, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 5, 1930, in West Frankfort, Ill., to the late Arthur William and Christine Webb Smith, following his graduation from Washington University of Dentistry in St. ...
Ida Newell (07/10/06)
PEKIN, Ill. - Ida Arzella Newell, 78, died June 14, 2006, at an assisted living center in McComb, Miss. Born July 23, 1927, in Summerland, Ark., daughter of the late Lee Alfred and Sylvia Noe Phillips, as a young child she moved to Randles, Mo., where she attended school. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin...
B. Dewayne Newell (07/10/06)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Berlin Dewayne Newell, 57, formerly of Pekin, Ill., and Morley, Mo., died June 29, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 27, 1948, in Sikeston, son of the late Berlin C. and Ida Arzella Newell, he was a graduate of Pekin Community High School and a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served during the Vietnam War...
Jewell Sittner (07/10/06)
BERTRAND -- Jewell Kathleen Sittner, 98, died at 6:20 a.m. July 10, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1907, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Charles and Harriet Hobbs Lewis, she was a housewife and of the Methodist belief...
Carl Simpkins Sr. (07/10/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Carl Lester Simpkins Sr., 83, died at 7:30 p.m. July 9 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is 5 p.m. Tuesday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Praire, where funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Martin Payne (07/10/06)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for Martin Keith Payne, 47, who died July 7, 2006, were: Jonathan Payne, Cody Wheetley, Juston Wheetley, Dustin Payne, Brandon Payne and Tommy Payne. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Clubb and George Jackson...
Harley H. Kelso (07/10/06)
HOMER GLEN, Ill. - Harley H. Kelso, 79, formerly of Matthews, died July 9, 2006, at Provena-St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Maggie Skinner (07/31/06)
SIKESTON -- Maggie Skinner, 86, died at 5:43 p.m. July 30, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 24, 1919, in Marlow, Tenn., daughter of the late Jess Anton and Frances Marion Jones Taylor, she was a cook for 60 years, working at Rustic Rock, War Drum and for Sikeston Public Schools. She had worked at the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston and attended Smith Avenue Church of God...
Fornie Monroe (07/31/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Fornie M. Monroe, 80, died July 29, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born April 25, 1926, in Essex, daughter of the late Sherman and Hattie Yates Stroud, she had spend most of her life in the Bloomfield community. A housewife, she attended St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia...
Jimmie Blake (07/31/06)
PERRYVILLE - Jimmie Blake, 68, formerly of Bloomfield, died July 29, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 8, 1937, at Doniphan, son of the late William Oscar and Gladys Bales Blake, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and owned and operated Blake's Locksmith and Pawn Shop for 20 years until his retirement...
Karen Condict (07/31/06)
AQUILLA - Karen Renee Condict, 52, died July 28, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 26, 1953, at Oceanside, Calif., daughter of the late Aaron and Letha May Staley, she had lived the past several years in Aquilla. She was employed with Tyson Foods and attended St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia...
Jeffery Womack (07/31/06)
CHAFFEE - Jeffery Womack, 53, died at 12:31 p.m. July 31, 2006, at his home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Stars and Stripes Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Alice Stallings (07/31/06)
DESOTO - Alice Mae Stallings, 88, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:15 p.m. July 29, 2006, in the Baisch Nursing Center. Born April 1, 1918, in East Prairie, to the late William A. and Pearl Michie Moore, she lived most of her life in the Jefferson County area...
Carol Kirkpatrick (07/31/06)
BERNIE - Carol Jean Kirkpatrick, 65, died July 29, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 7, 1941, at Parma, daughter of the late Elvis Rennie and Maggie Marie James Jines, she attended 1st Oneness Pentecostal Church in Bernie...
Walter Southern (07/31/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Walter Weldon Southern, 91, died July 30, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born Sept. 8, 1915, in Tennessee, son of the late Reuben and Zelpha Blakwelton Southern, he was a retired minister with the Church of Christ and was a former owner of the Napa Auto Parts Store in Portageville...
Karen Condict (07/30/06)
AQUILLA -- Karen Condict died July 29, 2006, at her home in Aquilla. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Harvey Roach (07/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Harvey F. Roach, 89, formerly of Morehouse, who died July 26, 2006, will be: Bill Britton, Tommy Stanley, Herb Kitchen, Alton Bohannon, Brian Dial and Jerence Dial. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday...
Herman Shelby (07/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- Herman Dale Shelby, 65, formerly of Bernie, died July 27, 2006, at The Riverview in St. Louis. Born May 7, 1941, in Bernie, son of the late Homer T. and Evelyn Arnett Shelby, he had been the owner and operator of the Dale Shelby Realty in the St. Louis area...
Connie Mooneyhan (07/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Connie Gale Mooneyhan, 48, died July 28, 2006, at her home, following a long battle with cancer. Born Nov. 15, 1957, in Salina, Kan., daughter of Fred Morgan of Morley and Shirley Bollinger Wilson of Greenville, she attended school in Oran, graduated from Marion, Ark., High School, obtained her Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators License and was a nursing home administrator for 18 years. ...
Jerry Manley (07/09/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Jerry M. Manley, 70, died at 8:39 p.m. July 6, 2006, at his home in Springfield. Born Feb. 2, 1936, in Steele, Mo., to the late Marshall and Mary Middleton Manley, he managed the Thom McAn Shoe Store for several years and retired from J.C. ...
Edward Poyner (07/09/06)
NEW MADRID - Edward E. Poynor, 92, died July 7, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 6, 1913, in Big Opening Community, he was the son of the late Edmund and Sally Grissom Poynor. Six brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death...
Stella Mills (07/09/06)
CHAFFEE -- Stella Mae Mills, 93, died at 6:30 a.m. July 7, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 15, 1912, daughter of the late Dean Emerson and Nola America Proctor Stone, she was a retired machine operator from Sports Specialty Shoemakers, Inc. in Chaffee. She had lived in DeWitt, Ark., and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Chaffee Chapter 48 Order of Eastern Star...
Martin Payne (07/08/06)
PUXICO - Martin Keith Payne, 47, died July 7, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 6, 1959, in Advance, son of Thomas C. and Audrie Moore Payne of Puxico, he lived most of his life in Puxico. He was a 1977 graduate of Puxico High School and a self-employed truck driver...
'Tud' Reeves (07/09/06)
CHARLESTON - Joseph M. "Tud" Reeves, 82, died at 9:55 p.m. July 6, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 29, 1923, in Deventer to the late Oda A. and Mittie Lee Parker Reeves, he had lived in Mississippi County his entire life and was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and had taught the Junior Boys Sunday School Class. ...
Harvey Roach (07/28/06)
MOREHOUSE - Harvey Franklin "Ben" Roach, 89, died at 1:40 a.m. July 26, 2006, at Sikeston Health Care. Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Kennett, son of Onley and Betty Snider Roach, he had been employed as a truck driver with Harts Bread, Interstate Bakery and Bunny Bread and worked as a stockman with Goldie's Department Store. A veteran of the United States Army, serving as a Sergeant in the Philippines during World War II, he was a member of Christian Tabernacle Church...
Keith O. Duncan (07/28/06)
CONESVILLE, Ohio - Keith Owen Duncan, 47, died July 19, 2006, at the Coschocton Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 15, 1958, son of Don and Janet Lacy Duncan of Warsaw, he worked for the Coshocton County Sheriff's Department for 15 years. He was a horse trainer and was involved in the Mounted Patrol, the Facowee Tribe and the National Barrel Horse Association...
Devionah Clark (07/28/06)
SIKESTON - Devionah Michelle Clark, 13 months, died at 3:15 p.m. on July 25, 2006, at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 23, 2005, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Whitley Bratcher and Devin Clark Sr. Survivors in addition to her parents include: one brother, Devin Clark Jr. of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Dewayne Bratcher Sr. and LaShonda Lee of Sikeston; paternal grandparents, Kenny and Beverly Morris of Sikeston; great-...
Bob Bennett (07/28/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Robert E. "Bob" Bennett, 78, died July 25, 2006, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 15, 1927, in Bloomfield, son of the late Paul and Sadie Aslin Bennett, he taught agriculture at Bloomfield High School for several years before his retirement. His passion was taking care of his cattle, and he enjoyed playing golf as a hobby. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Rebecca Stroup (07/28/06)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Rebecca Stroup, 79, who died July 24, 2006, were: Gary Stroup, Jason Stroup, Kenny Stroup, Tony Stroup, Andy Stroup, Kevin Stroup and Keith Stroup.
Giva Hill (07/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Giva Hill, 90, who died July 26, 2006, will be: A.C. James Jr., Rocky Shields, Eliot Shields, Paul Hill Jr., Clay Hill, Gary Shackles and Jason Shackles. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday...
Gertrude Schuerenberg (07/28/06)
NEW MADRID -- Gertrude Schuerenberg, 82, formerly of Kewanee, died at 6: 48 a.m. July 27, 2006, in New Madrid. Born Jan. 16, 1924, in Commerce, to the late John William and Mildred Oma Daugherty Brotherton, she was a housewife and member of the Kewanee Methodist Church...
Bessie Aslin (07/28/06)
CHESTERFIELD -- Bessie Aslin, 85, died July 27, 2006, at Friendship Village Care Center in Chesterfield. Born Dec. 20, 1920, in Farmington, daughter of the late Simon Robert and Elizabeth Musgrove Lawrence, she had lived several years in rural Bloomfield before moving to Chesterfield. A member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, she was a past matron and 50-year member of Bloomfield Chapter 385, Order of Eastern Star...
Ammie Coleman (07/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Ammie L. Coleman, 93, died June 30, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 24, 1913, in Coldwater, Miss., daughter of the late James and Carrie Wilder, she lived in Sikeston for many years. Survivors include: one stepson, Willie Coleman of Tupelo, Miss.; and other relatives and friends...
Joyce Collins (07/07/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Joyce Collins, 53, who died July 3, 2006, were: Anthony Sauceda, Sonny Sauceda, Roy Hickman, Danny Sauceda, Johnny Sauceda and Wilmont Gibson.
Joseph Reeves (07/07/06)
CHARLESTON - Joseph M. "Tud" Reeves, 82, died at 9:55 p.m. July 6, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Charleston, with the Rev. Michael Brewer, pastor, officiating...
Nadine Stallings (07/07/06)
FERNANDINA, Fla. -- Myrtle Nadine Stallings, 86, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 3, 2006, at Quality Healthcare in Fernandina Beach. She left the Sikeston area three years ago to enjoy her later years at Magnolia Manor in St. Mary's, Ga. Born Sept. ...
Mary Makin (07/07/06)
MATTHEWS - Mary Ross Makin, 33, died July 6, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 2, 1973, in Sikeston, to Alice Fowler Ross of Matthews and the late James Ross, she was a housewife and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews. On Nov. 9, 2000, in Matthews, she married John Makin, who preceded her in death on May 6, 2003...
Edward Poynor (07/07/06)
NEW MADRID - Edward E. Poynor, 92, died at 1:58 a.m. July 7, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Toni Evans (07/07/06)
PUXICO - Toni Evans, 47, died July 5, 2006, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 15, 1959, in Dexter, daughter of the late Clifton S. and Lydia Lois Crank Leirer, she and her husband were the former owners of B.J.'s III in Puxico. ...
Chris "Mo" Mofield (07/07/06)
DEXTER -- Chris "Mo" Mofield, son of Jerry Lee Mofield and Shelba Lane Mofield of Dexter, was born on Aug. 19, 1964 at Cape Girardeau and departed this life in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on July 6, 2006, at the age of 41. Chris attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter, was employed as a Funeral Director with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter for the past 20 years, was a 1983 graduate of Dexter Senior High School where he served as Athletic Manager, was a member of the Dexter Lions Club where he served as Secretary and Past-President, was a former President of the Dexter Community Betterment, was honored in 1989 as Dexter's Man of the Year, was a member of the Hickory Log Saturday Lunch Bunch and a resident of Dexter.. ...
Kenneth Clark (07/06/06)
DEXTER - Kenneth E. Clark, 75, died July 4, 2006, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 22, 1930, in Gideon, son of the late Earl and Flava Cornman Clark, he was a former truck driver for Southeast Co-Op Service. He was a member of the Clark Family Gospel Singers and affiliated with the Dudley Community Church in Dudley...
Kenneth Carter (07/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth Carter, 81, died July 2, 2006, at his home in Sikeston. Born May 10, 1925, in Humboldt, Tenn., son of the late Homer Haddock and Lottie Williford Carter, he had lived in Sikeston since 1961 and was a sales representative for Bruce Terminex for many years; he had also worked for Midway Wholesale Florist of Sikeston. A Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served aboard the USS Tuscaloosa as a boatswains mate from 1941 to 1945...
Toni Evans (07/06/06)
PUXICO - Toni Evans, 47, died July 5, 2006, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 15, 1959, in Dexter, daughter of the late Clifton S. and Lydia Lois Crank Leirer, she and her husband were the former owners of B.J.'s III in Puxico. ...
Willard McMikle (07/06/06)
SIKESTON - Willard "W.J." McMikle, 82, died at 6 a.m. July 5, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 1, 1924, in New Madrid County, to the late Joseph Bernie and Sally Katherine Black McMikle, other than residing in Tallulah, La. from 1963...
Robert Welborn (07/06/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Robert F. Welborn, 65, died July 5, 2006, at Chaffee. Arrangements are incomplete with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Joyce Collins (07/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Joyce L. Collins, 53, died at 2:46 p.m. July 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 20, 1952, in Philadelphia, Miss., daughter of the late John and Margaret Lewis Hickman, she had been a CNA Nurse at Claycliff Nursing Home in Brinkley, Ark. for nine years and was of the Baptist belief...
Willard Green (07/06/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Willard "Bill" Green, 78, who died on July 1, 2006, were: Steven Green, Michael Green, Paul Slinkard, Tony Courter, Troy Stafford and Zac Rainey...
Laretha Harris (07/06/06)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -Laretha Virginia Harris, 83, formerly of Sikeston and Cape Girardeau, Mo. died July 3, 2006, in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Barbara Nard (07/06/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Barbara Ann Nard, 64, died July, 3, 2006, near Bloomfield. Born April 14, 1942, daughter of the late Cleveland James and Bernice Drane, she had resided in Southeast Missouri for twelve years and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: two daughters, Dee Burfield and Natasha Nard of Dexter; three brothers, Joe Drane, Buddy Drane and Jimmy Drane of the state of Michigan; three sisters, Betty, Debbie and Pat of the state of Michigan; six grandchildren; and a special friend, William Davis of Dexter.. ...
Lucille Frala (07/06/06)
LILBOURN - Anna Lucille Frala, 87, died July 5, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born June 6, 1919, in Marston, daughter of the late Ted and Minnie Fires Roe, she was a member of the Church of God in Lilbourn. On July 8, 1939 she married Russell Edward Frala, who preceded her in death on July 19, 1985...
Oren Whiteside (07/06/06)
SIKESTON - Oren Kenneth Whiteside, 85, died at 1:30 a.m. July 5, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 3, 1921, in McClure, Ill., son of the late Cecil Orville and Belva Bradley Whiteside, he was a self-employed auto body repairman. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II, and a member of First General Baptist Church in Scott City and the American Legion Henry Meldrum Post...
Rebecca Hinkle (07/06/06)
DUTCHTOWN -- Rebecca Marie Garner Estes Hinkle, 90, died July 5, 2006, at a family home in Dutchtown. Born May 8, 1916, in Sank, daughter of the late Thomas Garner and Estella Wooldridge, she helped work on the farm for many years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Greenbrier Assembly of God Church near Greenbrier...
Kenneth Morgan (07/27/06)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday for Kenneth Morgan, 73, who died on July 23, 2006, were: Scott Morgan, Jimmie Beal, Jesse Beal, Gary Beal, Wayne Cryts, Loren Caldwell and Pete Sifford. Honorary pallbearer was Jordan Cryts...
David Ervin (07/27/06)
BENTON - David Ray Ervin, 41, died at 7 a.m. July 25, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Born Jan. 18, 1965, son of Ronald Dewayne Ervin of Lilbourn and Doris Ann Hopper Heavener of Sikeston, he was employed as a palletizer at Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston and attended the Church of Christ in Morley...
Margie Hicks (07/27/06)
ADVANCE - Margie Nell Hicks, 71, died July 26, 2006, at her home. Born April 15, 1935, at Morley, daughter of the late Dessman Edlridge and Myrtle Ona Bean Harris, she was raised in the Bootheel, where she had worked on the farm. She was a retired child care worker from the Juvenile Center at Bloomfield, had worked s a waitress, at a laundry and cleaners, and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Don Harris (07/27/06)
DEXTER -- Don Edmond Harris, 91, died July 25, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Born July 8, 1915, in Clarksville, Ark., son of the late Robert (Bobby) and Effie Pearson Harris, he was a farmer, resident of Dexter, and member of the Morehouse Masonic Lodge where he has served as worshipful master...
Bessie Aslin (07/27/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Bessie Aslin, formerly of rural Bloomfield, died July 27, 2006, in Chesterfield. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Giva Hill (07/27/06)
SIKESTON - Giva Marie Hill, 90, died at 10:35 p.m. July 26, 2006, at her home. Born July 23, 1916, at Center Ridge, Ark., to the late Issac Newton and Mary Magdalene Smith Bradley, she was a housewife and a member of Miner Baptist Church. On July 2, 1932, in Cedar Ridge, Ark., she married Odis A. Hill, who preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1995...
Charles Royal (07/27/06)
MALDEN - Charles Ollen Royal, 85, formerly of Sikeston and East Prairie, died July 24, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 4, 1921, in Sikeston, son of the late Floyd Ollen and Flora Agnes Morrison Royal, he was a banker and realtor. He was a current co-owner and real estate agent for Royal Realty of Southeast Missouri and a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the United Methodist Church in Malden. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Forces...
Janie Rodgers (07/27/06)
MATTHEWS - Janie Rodgers, 74, died July 24, 2006, at the Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster, Texas. Born Dec. 16, 1931, at Morehouse, daughter of the late Jewell and Fern Williams Bryan, she was a retired nurses aid. Before moving to Texas five years ago, she had lived in the Morehouse and Matthews area most of her life. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Matthews, where she served as a Sunday school teacher...
Bob Bennett (07/27/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Bob Bennett, 78, died July 25, 2006, in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Gertrude Schuerenberg (07/27/06)
NEW MADRID -- Gertrude Schuerenberg, 82, formerly of Kewanee, died at 6:48 a.m. July 27, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Joyce L. Collins (07/05/06)
SIKESTON - Joyce L. Collins, 53, died at 2:46 p.m. July 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Kenneth Carter (07/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth Carter, 81, died July 2, 2006, at his home in Sikeston. Born May 10, 1925, in Sikeston, son of the late Homer Haddock and Lottie Williford Carter, he had lived in Sikeston since 1961 and was a sales representative for Bruce Terminex for many years; he had also worked for Midway Wholesale Florist of Sikeston. A Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served aboard the USS Tuscaloosa as a boatswains mate from 1941 to 1945...
Anna L. Frala (07/05/06)
LILBOURN - Anna L. Frala, 87, died July 5, 2006, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Madrid. Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Melvin Woods (07/05/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Melvin Eugene Woods, 68, died at 11:35 p.m. July 3, 2006, at his home. Born May 11, 1938, in East Prairie, son of Dimple M. Harden Woods of East Prairie and the late Neal E. Woods, he lived near Zalma for the past several years and retired from Tyson Foods of Dexter. He attended the Brush Creek Baptist Church at Arab...
Ray Lawson (07/05/06)
HAYWARD - Ray Lawson, 62, died July 2, 2006. Born July 22, 1942, at Portageville, he was the son of the late Odell and Mattie Hawks Lawson. On Dec. 6, 1980, he married Francis Yarbrough, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: three sons and two daughters-in-law, Billy and Teresa Lawson of Portageville and Troy and Teresa Johnson and Clint Johnson of Jackson, Tenn.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sharon and Kevin Keown of Van Buren, Terrie and Sid Alvarado of Greenwood, Ind., and Daphne Duncan of Marston; one brother, Richard Lawson of Conran; two sisters, Darlene Bush of Cape Girardeau and Minnie Lou Hildabrand of Armour, Colo.; and 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Joe P. Heisserer (07/05/06)
NEW HAMBURG -- Joseph Phillip "Joe" Heisserer, 89, died at 8:33 a.m. July 2, 2006, at his home in New Hamburg. Born Oct. 3, 1916, in Kelso, son of the late August and Clara Bucher Heisserer, he was a self-employed farm machine repairman and a bus driver for Kelso C-7 School District for 12 years. A United States Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, where he was a member of St. Joseph Sodality and a Eucharistic minister...
Bill Green (07/03/06)
WAPPAPELLO - Willard "Bill" Green, 78, died July 1, 2006, at Wappapello. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Ray Lawson (07/03/06)
HAYWARD - Ray Lawson, 62, died July 2, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Travis Robinson (07/03/06)
LILBOURN -- Travis Lance Robinson, 6, died July 1, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 20, 1999, in Kennett, son of Travis Robinson of Atlanta and Roshawnda Robinson of Lilbourn, he was in kindergarten at Lilbourn Elementary School...
Michelle Williford (07/03/06)
MARBLE HILL - Michelle Dawn Williford, 35, formerly of Charleston, died June 30, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 8, 1971, in Poplar Bluff, to Daniel Mancim of St. Louis and Rena Mae Briston of Poplar Bluff, in 1988, she moved from Poplar Bluff to Charleston where she was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church. In 2003, she lived in Essex, prior to moving to Marble Hill in June...
Joseph Heisserer (07/03/06)
NEW HAMBURG - Joseph P. Heisserer, 89, died at 8:33 a.m. July 2, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Lloyd Pullum (07/03/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Lloyd H. Pullum, 74, who died on June 29, 2006, were: Eric Walker, David Link, Bob Pullum, Tom Pullum, Leon Pullum and Tony Pullum.
Tollie Howard (07/03/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services for Tollie LeRoy Howard, 82, who died on June 30, 2006, were: Brandon Sparkman, Cory Sparkman, Kristopher Payne, Lance Brooks, Jacob Holland and Jedidiah Payne. Services were conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. John Armbruster of Powerhouse of God Church in Sikeston officiated...
Harvey Roach (07/26/06)
MOREHOUSE - Harvey F. "Ben" Roach, 89, died at 1:40 a.m. July 26, 2006, at Sikeston Health Care. Tentative arrangements are for visitation for Sunday evening and funeral arrangements for Monday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Randy Gromer (07/26/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Mackie "Randy" Gromer, 52, who died on July 21, 2006, were: Eugene Delrie, John Nugent, Greg Turner, Kerry Isabell, Ronnie Clark and Charles Gromer...
David Ervin (07/26/06)
BENTON - David Ervin, 42, died July 25, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Rebecca Stroup (07/26/06)
PUXICO - Rebecca Stroup, 79, died July 24, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 18, 1927, in Wardell, daughter of the late Qulin and Dollie Thomas Canoy, she had lived most of her life in the Kinder and Puxico area. She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Sturdivant and had worked until her retirement at the Inland Shoe Factory in Advance...
Larry J. Morris (07/26/06)
CAIRO, Ill. - Larry J. Morris, 55, died July 23, 2006, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born June 26, 1951, in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Harvey and Caseline Barnes Morris, he was a 1968 graduate of Charleston (Mo.) High School and a 1994 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He had been employed with Cairo Public Schools for the past 11 years. A U.S. Army veteran, he was of the Baptist belief...
Ronald Hewitt (07/26/06)
DEXTER - Ronald Edwin Hewitt, 71, died July 25, 2006, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter. Born Oct. 8, 1934, at Toronto, Canada, son of the late James William and Aline Webber Hewitt, he was a truck driver and a veteran of the United States Army...
Carroll Young (07/05/06)
PUXICO -- Carroll Richmond Young, 82, died July 3, 2006, at the Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 26, 1923, in Arbyrd, son of the late Thomas and Ruth Kenser Young, he had lived in the Puxico community for many years and was a retired carpenter and construction worker. He was a member of the World Wide Church of God. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the European Campaign...
W.J. McMikle (07/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Willard "W.J." McMikle, 82, died at 6 a.m. July 5, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Rebecca Newman (07/05/06)
CONWAY, Ark. -- Rebecca Louise Newman, 56, died June 19, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center of an extended illness. Born May 13, 1950, in the state of Missouri, the daughter of Dean W. and Verna C. Lewis Hawley of Salem, Mo., she was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Conway...
Sylvester Pride (07/05/06)
HAYTI - Sylvester N. Pride, 78, died June 30, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital. Born April 26, 1928, in Sludge, Miss., he was the son of the late Lewis and Ida Jones Pride. He was married to Norma Jean Minner, who preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 2005...
Oren Whiteside (07/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Oren K. Whiteside, 85, died at 1:30 a.m. July 5, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Marie Hankins (07/03/06)
DEXTER - Marie Clara Hankins, 92, formerly of Portageville, died July 1, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 26, 1914, in Louisville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Van and Clara Cornathan White. On Oct. 1, 1933, in Portageville, she was united in marriage to Melvin Curtis Hankins, who preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1988...
Curtis Boyer (07/03/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Curtis I. Boyer, 62, died at 6:45 p.m. July 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in Phoenix, son of the late George T. and Audrey Weems Boyer, he had lived in Phoenix a number of years where he was employed with the Sears Company for 21 years until he retired and moved to East Prairie in November 1989. ...
Carroll Young (07/03/06)
PUXICO - Carroll Richmond Young, 82, died July 3, 2006, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, where funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Rebecca Stroup (07/25/06)
PUXICO - Rebecca Stroup, 79, died July 24, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Morehouse.
Billy Klutts (07/25/06)
FULTON - Billy Gene Klutts, 46, died June 1, 2006 at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. Born March 20, 1960, son of Phillip and Sharon Bradley Klutts, he had worked as a pipe fitter for the City of Fulton and Ameren UE and was a veteran of the United States Navy...
Eva Appleton (07/25/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Monday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Eva L. Appleton, 86, who died on July 20, 2006, were: Ronnie Appleton, Jeff Appleton, Gary Appleton, Roland Appleton, Jerry Appleton and Jesse Appleton...
Janie Rodgers (07/25/06)
GALVESTON, Texas - Janie Rodgers, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died July 24, 2006, at the Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Morehouse.
O.L. Sims (07/25/06)
DEXTER - Oather Lee "O.L." Sims, 96, died July 24, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born July 22, 1910, at Melbourne, Ark., he was the son of the late James W. and Tennie Mathis Sims. On Sept. 5, 1931, in Melbourne, he was united in marriage to Sepha Mae Dale, who preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1992...
Barbara Kellett (07/02/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Barbara Ann Campbell Kellett, 63, died June 30, 2006, at the home of her daughter in Scott City after her hard-fought battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren and family. Born March 4, 1943, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Clifford and Delsie Lambert Campbell, she was employed by Ferrell Mobile Home in Benton and was a member of the Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Loleta Sides (07/02/06)
SIKESTON - Loleta M. "Lee" Sides, 93, died at 3:30 p.m. June 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 28, 1913, in Flat River, daughter of the late Frank and Olive LaPlante Matkin, she was a sales and service representative for 35 years with Gaylord Container Corporation in St. Louis before retiring April 30, 1976. She moved from St. Louis to Sikeston in 1976, where she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and Legion of Mary...
Tollie Howard (07/02/06)
SIKESTON -- Tollie LeRoy Howard, 82, died at 2:50 a.m. June 30, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Oct. 24, 1923, in Lexington, Ala., son of the late Clarence M. and Bertha F. Putman Howard, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A carpenter for the Sikeston Public Schools, he was a member of the Morley Memorial VFW Post 5368...
Helen Garner (07/02/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Helen Garner, 90, died June 15, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 12, 1915, at Guttenburg, Iowa, daughter of the late August and Martha Kohler Friedlein, she was a former cook and dietitian for the Bloomfield Public Schools and a 60-year member of the Order of Eastern Star in Bloomfield...
James Graviett (07/02/06)
ORAN -- James Don Graviett, 47, died at 3 a.m. June 30, 2006, at Cape Girardeau, due to a motorcycle accident on May 26. Born May 4, 1959, at Cape Girardeau, son of Roy Edward Graviett and the late Stella "Suggie" Stubenrauch Graviett, he was a self-employed farmer and machine operator at Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston. A former member of the Oran Jaycees and member of the Jaycee hunting club in Oran, he belonged to the H.O.G. in Cape Girardeau...
Robert Jones (07/02/06)
SPRINGFILED -- The Rev. Robert I. Jones, 86, died June 29, 2006, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Born Feb. 3, 1920, at Columbus, Ky., to Fred and Vera Stacy Jones, he lived most of his life in Southeast Missouri and moved to Springfield in 1992. He was a preacher for 63 years, pastoring at General Baptist churches in Southeast Missouri. He also taught in public schools. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific with General MacArthur's forces...
Fred Nelson (07/02/06)
SIKESTON -- Fred L. Nelson, 86, died June 30, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 8, 1920, in Hartman, Ark., son of the late Jess and Birtha Matlock Nelson, he was of the Baptist belief and had worked on the family farm in Arkansas and later in southeast Missouri for over 50 years before retiring in 1980...
Samuel Ellsworth (07/24/06)
MALDEN -- Samuel Wayne Ellsworth, 48, died July 22, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 9, 1958, in Kennett, son of Darlene Montgomery of Dexter and the late Harold Samuel Ellsworth, he was a resident of Malden and was baptized into the Church of Christ at age 11...
Randy Gromer (07/24/06)
DRY PRONG, La. - Mackie "Randy" Gromer, 52, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died July 21, 2006, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Born Sept. 8, 1953, in Dexter, son of Myrtle Ritchie Gromer of Dexter and the late Howard E. Gromer, he had lived in Dexter, Jackson, Miss. and Tampa, Fla. before moving to Dry Prong four years ago. A graduate of Richland High School, he had worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a veteran of the United States Army...
Virginia Bonner (07/24/06)
SIKESTON - Virginia Trisdale Bonner died at 12:32 a.m. July 23, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born in Fordyce, Ark., to the late Preston and Lona McKinney Trisdale. She graduated magna cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a nursing degree. ...
Mary Ann Wilson (07/24/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Mary Ann Wilson, 96, who died July 16, 2006, were: Michael Wilson, Keith Wilson, Donnie Bennett, Doug Bennett, Aaron Cole and Brett Roper.
Bennie Morrison (07/24/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Bennie Joe Morrison, 80, formerly of Charleston and Sikeston, died July 22, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 17, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Anna Virgin Gipson Springs Morrison, he was a 1944 Sikeston High School graduate. ...
Kenneth Morgan (07/24/06)
PUXICO - Kenneth Morgan, 73, died July 23, 2006, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico. Born April 22, 1933, son of the Thelma Fish Morgan of Arab and the late John Morgan, he lived in the Puxico area all his life. He was a retired logger and sawmill worker and had been a maintenance worker for 13 years with Puxico Public Schools. He was a member of the Mingo Saddle Club and the Brush Creek Baptist Church in Arab...
Helen J. Brown (07/24/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Helen J. Brown, 72, died July 22, 2006 at her home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 13, 1934, in Bowling Green, Ky., daughter of the late Roy J. and Judy Pettis Lober, she was a graduate of Charleston High School, attended the University of Missouri, and formerly worked at the Sears Store in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Maple United Methodist Church...