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Obituaries from August 2006

Sylvia Fansler (08/15/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held today at Ponder Funeral Home for Sylvia Fansler, 78, who died Aug. 12, 2006, were: Josh Heaton, Tony Watkins, Don Culbertson, Mac Davis, Larry Agee and Jerry Boyd.
Johnny Kinder (08/15/06)
SIKESTON - Johnny Wayne Kinder, 47, formerly of Morehouse, died at 12:11 a.m. Aug. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 2, 1958, in Sikeston, to the late John Sylvester and Lula Alberta Griffin Kinder, he was employed with the International Hat Factory Company of Dexter and was a member of the Morehouse Assembly of God Church...
Woodrow Hawkins (08/15/06)
SIKESTON - Woodrow Hawkins, 86, died at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Diana Forgey (08/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Diana Forgey, 71, died Aug. 13, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1934, in Rockport, Ill., daughter of the late Loren and Eva Bunn Scranton, she had worked for General Electric Credit and was a secretary for Joel Montgomery from 1980 until retiring in 2004...
Walter Ivie (08/15/06)
CHARLESTON -- Walter Herman Ivie, 68, died at 4:45 a.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 28, 1938, in Mississippi County, son of the late Oscar Herman and Ethel Lindsey Ivie, he had lived in Mississippi County his entire life. He was employed at the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston for 37 years until his retirement and was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ...
Lora Massey (08/15/06)
ADVANCE - Lora Ellen Massey, 86, died Aug. 13, 2006, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico. Born March 12, 1920, at Zalma, daughter of the late Ed and Sadie Shell Hendrix, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 20, 1937, at Greenbrier, she married Arch Massey who preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1987...
Leon Cobb (08/15/06)
BERNIE - Leon Cobb, 58, died Aug. 15, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Annie Palmer (08/15/06)
BERNIE - Annie Lee Palmer, 76, died Aug. 13, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 28, 1930, at Hackelburg, Ala., daughter of the late Alanzo and Sallie Vines Farr, she and her husband owned and operated the Bootheel Jamboree in Bernie. She was a member of the Missionary Alliance Church in Bernie...
Artrue Becker (08/15/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Artrue L. Becker who died on Aug. 12, 2006, were: Galen Lamb, Leon Lamb, Billy Ray Becker, Daniel Williams, Homer Becker and Lynn Becker.
Jacob Sitzes III (08/15/06)
ALTON, Ill. - Jacob "Jay" M. Sitzes III, 61, died at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 2006, at his home in Alton surrounded by his family. Born Feb. 4, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Rachel T. (Ruckel) Sitzes of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Robert J. Sitzes, Jay grew up in Sikeston, graduating from Sikeston High School in 1963. ...
Patrick Scheffer (08/11/06)
CHAFFEE - Patrick Scheffer, 54, died at 11:56 p.m. Aug. 9, 2006, at Belleville, Ill. Born Sept. 11, 1951, at Charleston, son of the late Lawrence Edward and Adella Marie Heisserer Scheffer, he was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and St. Ambrose Men's Club. He was an avid card player and was the family informer...
Tony Schulte (08/11/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Anthony J. "Tony" Schulte, 51, died July 28, 2006, in Palm City, Fla. Born June 11, 1955, in Galena, Ill., son of the late John and Donna Tippett Schulte, he was considered to be one of the most valuable truck drivers for Reliable Transportation of Sikeston. A former member of the East Prairie Lions Club, he never met a stranger, loved to talk and make other people happy...
Craig McCoy (08/11/06)
SIKESTON -- Thomas Craig McCoy, 51, died at 1:41 p.m. Aug. 10, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 8, 1955, in Belleville, Ill., son of Hattie Emma Whiteside McCoy of Sikeston and the late Thomas Leon McCoy, he had been a gun dealer at Orscheln Farm and Home Store. He was a member of the Henry Meldrum Post of the American Legion and of the Baptist belief...
Melba Christian (08/11/06)
DEXTER- Melba Jean Christian, 74, died Aug. 9, 2006, at her home. Born July 25, 1932, at Ward, Ark., daughter of the late William Luther and Lillie Cochran Honey, she was formerly employed with Tyson Foods in Dexter. On June 14, 195 s2, at Piggott, Ark., she married Dolan Jess Christian, who preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1991...
James LeDure (08/11/06)
BENTON - James Louis LeDure, 71, died at 12:58 p.m. Aug. 10, 2006, at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi. Born Feb. 26, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Louis C. "Clemen" and Lucille Irene Schaefer LeDure, he was a member of the St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Regina Parker (08/11/06)
PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- Regina Louise Parker, 51, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Aug. 4, 2006, in Porterville. Born Dec. 22, 1954, in East Prairie, daughter of Hazel Parker of Porterville and the late Delbert Parker, she had been in retail management for eight years...
Thomas Larkins (08/09/06)
CLINTON, Ky. - Thomas Rathburn "T.R." Larkins, 82, died at 5:57 p.m. Aug. 7, 2006, at Haws Memorial Nursing Home. Born July 13, 1924, in Dorena, Mo., to the late Robert R. and Annie Bennett Larkins, he was a retired farmer, a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and a member of Columbus Baptist Church...
Hazel Barnett (08/09/06)
NEW MADRID - Hazel Barnett, 96, died Aug. 6, 2006, at New Madrid. Born Oct. 12, 1909, in Holland, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Clema Kolwyck. She married Robert L. Barnett, who preceded her in death. Two brothers, Van D. Kolwyck and Blan W. Kolwyck and one sister, Pauline Allen also preceded her in death...
Thelma Stilwell (08/09/06)
SIKESTON - Thelma Stilwell, 88, died Aug. 7, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1917, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Bob and Martha Evans, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She had worked for her sister at Beauton Drugs in East Prairie and retired in 1982 after working for Peoples Bank of Lilbourn...
Edward Mosby (08/09/06)
KANSAS CITY - Edward Lee Mosby, D.D.S., 69, formerly of Portageville, died Aug. 8, 2006, at his home. Born in Jan. 7, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Willard Lee and Verla Mae Haynes Mosby, after graduating from Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis he attended Marquette University. ...
Jewel Neal (08/09/06)
WILSON CITY - Jewel L. Neal, 85, died Aug. 4, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 20, 1921, in Weldon, Ark., to the late William and Norman Redd Jones, she had lived in Mississippi County for more than 50 years. She had worked several years with the DAEOC programs in Mississippi County and retired as a part-time Green Thumb worker at the Mississippi County Court House in 1986...
Louis Montjoy Jr. (08/09/06)
SIKESTON - Louis Van Montjoy Jr., 53, died Aug. 7, 2006, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 8, 1952, in Charleston, he was the son of L.V. Montjoy Sr. of Sikeston and the late Katherine Dickson Montjoy. Survivors include: five sons, Mark Harris and Louis Montjoy III of Sikeston, Louis Buchanan of Poplar Bluff, Chris McMullin of Cape Girardeau and Louis Mosby of Charleston; four daughters, Laurie Mitchell, Tonya Mitchell, Felicia Howard and Christian Montjoy all of Sikeston; three brothers, Marshall Montjoy and Kim Montjoy of Sikeston and Frankie Montjoy of Huntsville, Texas; seven sisters, Shirley Sanders and Karen Sue Montjoy of St. ...
Herb Majors (08/18/06)
BERTRAND -- George Herbert Majors, 67, of rural Bertrand died at 2:25 a.m. Aug. 18, 2006, at his home. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Helen Cates (08/18/06)
DUDLEY -- Helen Cates, 80, died Aug. 16, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 12, 1925, in Houston, Texas, daughter of the late Joseph and Bessie Fort Benes, she had lived since 1951 in the Dudley area, where she was a charter member of the Dudley Baptist Church, a leader with the Wilkerson 4-H Club and a member of the National Audubon Society. She and her husband started Cates Orchard near Dudley in 1953...
Vergia Branson (08/18/06)
JACKSON, Miss. - Vergia Olean Branson, 79, died Aug. 14, 2006, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Born Oct. 2, 1926, in Scott County, Mo., daughter of the late Noah Franklin and Ida Mae Upchurch Newell, she was a homemaker and a member of Woodville Heights Baptist Church...
Mary Shields (08/18/06)
ST. LOUIS - Mary Margaret Shields, 88, formerly of Sikeston, died July 21, 2006, in St. Louis. Born 1917, in Richmond Heights, she was a 1935 graduate of Ursaline Academy in St. Louis. A 30-year volunteer at hospitals in Greenwood, S.C. and Sikeston, she was an officer for the Hospital Auxiliary and an active member of the Legion of Mary for 35 years where she also served as an officer...
Dal Daniel (08/18/06)
DEXTER -- Dal Daniel, 92, died Aug. 16, 2006, at the New Madrid Nursing Center. Born Nov. 29, 1913, to the late Perry Delmar and Bessie Lee Hendricks Daniel, he had lived in Dexter since 1925, where he was a member of the First Christian Church in Dexter. He was a retired heating, air and sheet metal worker and a veteran of U.S. Army Engineers having served during World War II...
Patsy Wiggins (08/18/06)
JUDSONIA, Ark. -- Patsy Ruth Wiggins, 77, died Aug. 16, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1928, at Point Pleasant, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Reva Blue Cline. She married Winford Clint Wiggins who survives of the home. Other survivors include: three daughters, Diane Pullum of Portageville, Mo., Patty Purser of New Madrid, Mo., and Jean Pfeffer of Augusta, Ga.; one step-...
Joan Gardner (08/18/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Joan Gardner, 72, who died Aug. 16, 2006, will be: Cory Ellison, Drew Gardner, Rusty Chadd, Jimmy Chadd, Larry Chadd and Blake Pointer. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Don Mason (08/18/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Don Mason, 70, died Aug. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 27, 1935, at Portageville, to the late Harry and Beatrice Myers Mason, he worked many years with Paul Phillips Carpenter Service and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Richard Bomar (08/21/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Richard Bomar, 50, formerly of Mississippi County, died Aug. 21, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Elva Depro (08/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Elva Depro, 90, died Aug. 19, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 25, 1916, in the Big Opening community in New Madrid County, daughter of the late James Richard and Letha Presson Settles, she graduated from Matthews High School and was one of the original Sikeston Red Peppers and an avid supporter of the Sikeston Bulldog athletics. ...
Norman Shepard (08/21/06)
BEMENT -- Reverend W. Norman Shepard, age 95, a resident of Bement, died at 12:23 a.m., Aug. 20, 2006, at the Delta West Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1910, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., son of the late James Arch and Nancy Ella Woodard Shepard, Rev. ...
Robert Marshall (08/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Robert Marshall, 73, died Aug. 16, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 1, 1933, in Hayti, son of the late James Kelly and Rosalie Beck Marshall, he was a member of Parker Memorial Pentecostal Church. He had farmed with his father and during his 30s, he worked at the Ford Plant in Flint, Mich...
Keith Grisso (08/21/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Keith Grisso, 44, died Aug. 20, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Dal Daniel (08/21/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Dal Daniel, 92, who died Aug. 16, 2006, were: Gary Summers, Ross Daniel, Clayton Daniel, Jon Daniel, Gene Biggerstaff and David Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were: Bud Shell, Bill Pippins Sr., Bruce Eskew and Ab Frields...
Al Denny (08/21/06)
DEXTER - Al Denny, 72, died Aug. 19, 2006, at his home in Dexter. Born Nov. 15, 1933, at Fort Smith, Ark., son of the late John Thomas and Nola Elizabeth Barclay Denny, he had lived 25 years in West Plains and spent 12 years in Mount View, Ark., before moving to Dexter four months ago. He was a retired foreman at the Cloud 9 Ranch near Caulfield and a member of the Pentecost Church...
Raymond Bickings (08/21/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Raymond D. Bickings, 77, died Aug. 18, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Feb. 19, 1929, in McNairy, Tenn., son of the late Fred D. and Gladys Griswell Bickings, he served in the U.S. Air Force from Sept. 5, 1947, to Sept. 15, 1949. ...
Donald Lynn (08/21/06)
BERTRAND -- Donald A. Lynn, 83, died at 11 a.m. Aug. 19, 2006 at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born May 14, 1923, at Neosho, son of the late Lafe and Elizabeth Lynn, he had lived in Bertrand most of his life and had been employed with the Brown Shoe Company at Charleston for a number of years until his retirement. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and then later with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was of Protestant belief...
John Ward (08/21/06)
SIKESTON - John E. Ward, 70, died Aug. 19, 2006, near Piedmont. Born Nov. 6, 1935, in Wilson, Ark., son of the late Ruben Lester and Lura Mae Jones Ward, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he was a jet engine mechanic. He attended the Bootheel Cowboy Church in Sikeston. He had owned and operated Mid-West LP Gas and later worked for Jennings Brothers Farms...
Ann Palmer (08/14/06)
BERNIE -- Ann Palmer, 76, died Aug. 13, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Jacob Sitzes III (08/14/06)
ALTON, Ill. - Jacob "Jay" M. Sitzes III, 61, died at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 2006, at his home in Alton surrounded by his family. Born Feb. 4, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Rachel T. (Ruckel) Sitzes of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Robert J. Sitzes, Jay grew up in Sikeston, graduating from Sikeston High School in 1963. ...
Mary Smith (08/14/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Mary Ruth Smith, 89, died Aug. 11, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 19, 1917, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late John and Cecelia Bryant Scism, she lived most of her life in the Bloomfield community, where she was a member of Mount Pisgah General Baptist Church at Aquilla...
Artrue Becker (08/14/06)
SIKESTON - Artrue L. Becker, 90, died at 8:34 a.m. Aug. 12, 2006, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born July 6, 1916, in Bernie, son of the late Ora and Bertha Craft Becker, he was a life-long resident of the area. A farmer, he was of the Pentecost belief...
Steve Mathis (08/14/06)
CHARLESTON - J.R. "Steve" Mathis, 63, died at 10:25 p.m. Aug. 11, 2006 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 13, 1943, at Wyatt, to J.R. Mathis of Charleston and the late Ardella Barber Mathis, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he was employed in farming. He had served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was of the Baptist belief...
Diana Forgey (08/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Diana Forgey, 71, died Aug. 13, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1934, in Rockport, Ill., daughter of the late Loren and Eva Bunn Scranton, she had worked for General Electric Credit and was a secretary for Joel Montgomery from 1980 until retiring in 2004...
Dorothy Douglas (08/14/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Dorothy Mae Douglas, 76, died Aug. 12, 2006, at her home in Portageville. Born Feb. 11, 1930, in Pomona, daughter of the late W.H. and Janie Mason Schultz, she was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Van and Dee Young of Aurora, Colo., Reggie and Vickie Young of Benton, Ky., and Dennis and Missy Young of Lilbourn; three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Gary Hamlett of Wynne, Ark., Denise and Freddie Hill of Portageville and Sandra and Morgan Davis of Wynne; three sisters, Rose "Short" Bartlett of Gideon, Ethel Pentecost of Bossie City, La., and Gracie Thompson of House Springs; and 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.. ...
Christine Swinford (08/14/06)
MALDEN - Ila Christine Swinford, 79, died Aug. 12, 2006, at Poplar Bluff Regional Healthcare. Born Aug. 24, 1926, in Sprucepine, Ala., to the late McKinley and Ila Whitfield Carter, she was of the Pentecostal belief. On Feb. 6, 1949, at Tallapoosa, she married Harmon L. Swinford, who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1989...
Johnny Kinder (08/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Johnny Wayne Kinder, 47, died at 12:11 a.m. Aug. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Sylvia Fansler (08/14/06)
SIKESTON - Sylvia Nadine Fansler, 78, died Aug. 12, 2006 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 5, 1928, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Noah Elmer and Iva Evelyn Brown Cox, she was a member of the Sikeston Community Church and had worked at J.C. Penney for 25 years before retiring...
Grover Mosley (08/20/06)
DEXTER - Grover C. Mosley, 88, died Aug. 18, 2006, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Raymond Bickings (08/20/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Raymond D. Bickings, 77, died Aug. 18, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Vergia Branson (08/20/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Vergia Olean Branson who died on Aug. 14, 2006, were: John Branson, Bill Branson, Chris Branson, Chad Branson, Justin Branson and Matthew Cain.
Herb Majors (08/20/06)
BERTRAND -- George Herbert Majors, 67, formerly of Poplar Bluff, died at 2: 25 a.m. Aug. 18, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 3, 1939, in East Prairie, to the late George Herschel and Lera Lara Parker Majors, he was an administrative assistant with International Credit Union in Syracuse, N.Y. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he served as music minister...
Stoneax Jones (08/08/06)
ELLSINORE -- Ronald Jack "Stoneax" Jones Sr., 69, died at 1:25 a.m. in the emergency room of Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 11, 1937, in Knoxville, Iowa, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones, he was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He had worked for 13 years for Delta Growers in Charleston and was a member and spiritual leader for the Amonsoquath tribe of Cherokee...
Thelma Stillwell (08/08/06)
SIKESTON - Thelma Stilwell, 88, died Aug. 7, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1917, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Bob and Martha Evans, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She had worked for her sister at Beauton Drugs in East Prairie and retired in 1982 after working for Peoples Bank of Lilbourn...
Paul Eaves (08/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Paul Eaves, 87, who died Aug. 3, 2006, were: Johnie Dixon, Jim Clark, Tim Nessler, Jimmy Hasty, Phil Stephens and Ty Brown.
Gene Christian (08/13/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Gene Christian, 69, who died Aug. 9, 2006, were: Tony Roper, Brody Roper, Michael Colove, Johnny Christian, Tyler Christian and Gary Christian.
Steve Mathis (08/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- J.R. "Steve" Mathis, 63, died at 10:25 p.m. Aug. 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Melba Christian (08/10/06)
DEXTER - Melba Christian, died Aug. 9, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jo Ann Murray (08/10/06)
SPRINGFIELD - Jo Ann Murray, 67, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 5, 2006, in Ozark Methodist Manor following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born June 7, 1939, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Henry C. and Anna Green Murray, she was a 1957 graduate of Sikeston High School and a member of Illinois Baptist Church...
Gene Christian (08/10/06)
DEXTER -- Gene Christian, 69, died Aug. 9, 2006, at his home in Dexter. Born March 1, 1937, son of the late Dewey and Florence Ellis Christian, he had lived in Dexter all his life and was a retired farmer. He had been married to Margaret Whitaker. Survivors include: two sons, Terry Gene Christian of Dexter and Michael Joe Christian of Whittier, Calif.; three brothers, Willie Meeks of St. ...
Susan Forrester (08/10/06)
ALTON - Susan O. Forester, 57, died Aug. 6, 2006, at Cox South Hospital. Born Feb. 21, 1949, in Knobel, Ark., to the late Raymond Eugene and Iva Dell Hart, she was a 1967 graduate of Portageville High School and attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, where she received a Bachelor of Science in secondary education. ...
Ranzie Maynard (08/10/06)
WAPPAPELLO - Ranzie Gordon Maynard, 86, formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 9, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 25, 1919, in Guntersville, Ala., to the late John A. and Annie E. Edge Maynard, he had lived in St. Louis, Chicago and Arizona. A retired welder, watchmaker and farmer, he was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II...
Robert Marshall (08/17/06)
SIKESTON -- Robert Marshall, 73, died Aug. 16, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Patsy Wiggins (08/17/06)
JUDSONIA, Ark. - Patsy Ruth Wiggins, 85, died Aug. 16, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Helen Cates (08/17/06)
DUDLEY -- Helen Cates, 80, died Aug. 16, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Joan Gardner (08/17/06)
SIKESTON -- Joan (Chadd) Gardner, 72, died Aug. 16, 2006, at home in Sikeston, with her family. She was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Kewanee, daughter of the late Elmer and Camille (Lands) Chadd. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister and friend...
Mary Crowley (08/17/06)
SIKESTON - Mary Alma Crowley, 87, died at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 1, 1919, in Essex, to the late Charles and Minnie English Wamble, she was a homemaker, a member of North Acres General Baptist Church and the last charter member of the First General Baptist Church of Morehouse...
Woodrow Hawkins (08/17/06)
MATTHEWS -- Pallbearers at funeral services for Woodrow Hawkins, 86, formerly of Sikeston, who died Aug. 14, 2006, will be: Jerry Patterson, Jerry Hunley, Mike Limbaugh, Dan Limbaugh, Kent Stephenson and Gene Cantrell. Visitation is from 5 p.m. until time for services at 7 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel. Burial with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Elmo Johnson (08/17/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Elmo Lincoln "Fuzz" Johnson, 82, died Aug. 15, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 18, 1923, in Garth, Ky., son of the late Ed W. and Susan Barnes Johnson, he served with the 10th Mt. Division of the U.S. Army during World War II in Italy, North Africa and Austria. ...
Viola Lair (08/17/06)
CHAFFEE - Viola Mae Lair, 80, died Aug. 15, 2006, at her home. Born May 22, 1926, in Ancel, to the late Homer and Lillian Gowens Poole, she owned and operated Hickory Hills BBQ and Pub in Chaffee and was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall of Scott City...
Dal Daniel (08/17/06)
NEW MADRID - Dal Daniel, 92, died Aug. 16, 2006, at the New Madrid Nursing Center. Born Nov. 29, 1913, in Murray, Ky., he was the son of the late Perry Delmar and Bessie Lee Hendricks Daniel. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter...
Woodrow Hawkins (08/16/06)
MATTHEWS -- Woodrow Hawkins, 86, died at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 13, 1919, in Sikeston, son of the late George Franklin and Lilly May Wright Hawkins, he was head custodian for the state highway department. A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a corporal in the 394th Infantry during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Eastside Nazarene Church...
Mary Keene (08/16/06)
ADVANCE - Mary Dewies Keene, 79, died Aug. 14, 2006, in the Lakeview Home Care Residential Facility at Wappapello. Born Jan. 20, 1927, at Granite City, Ill., daughter of the late Charles and Mattie Milam Gunter, she worked for the Inland Shoe Factory for 22 years and retired as a field agent for the University of Missouri Extension Office. She was a member of the Bethel General Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star of Advance...
Jacob Sitzes III (08/16/06)
ALTON, Ill. - Jacob "Jay" M. Sitzes III, 61, died at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 2006, at his home in Alton surrounded by his family. Born Feb. 4, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Rachel T. (Ruckel) Sitzes of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Robert J. Sitzes, Jay grew up in Sikeston, graduating from Sikeston High School in 1963. ...
Ricky Adams (08/16/06)
CHARLESTON -- Ricky Lee Adams, 47, formerly of Wyatt, died at 12:39 a.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 28, 1958, in East St. Louis, Ill., son of the late Walter and Katie Louise Woodruff Adams, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was of the Baptist belief...
Leon Cobb (08/16/06)
BERNIE -- Leon Cobb, 58, died Aug. 15, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 29, 1948, at Success, Ark. son of the late Clarence and Nancy Elizabeth Lyons Cobb, he had worked for Bernie Farmers Fertilizer. On June 11, 1967, at New Madrid, he married Paulette Orr, who survives of the home...
Laura Crawford (08/16/06)
CHARLESTON - Laura A. Nevels Crawford, 88, died Aug. 10, 2006, at her home. Born March 16, 1918, in Deventer, daughter of the late Arthur and Eliza Lucas Nevels, she was a lifelong resident of Missouri. She was one of the founding members of Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Deventer, serving as the first church secretary for over 15 years and a member of the usher board. ...
Elmo Johnson (08/16/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Elmo Johnson died Aug. 15, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Minnie Boone (08/07/06)
SIKESTON - Minnie Lee Boone, 87, died Aug. 5, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 28, 1918, in Brilliant, Ala., to the late Horace Early and Pearl Alma Kemp Byrd, she was a member of Miner Baptist Church and a retired elementary school teacher...
John Demko (08/07/06)
MORLEY -- John George Demko, 82, died at 7:58 p.m. Aug. 5, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 25, 1924, in Bayonne, N.J., son of the late John and Mary Marcinko Demko, he was an electronic engineer and had worked with Civilian in Fort Monmouth, N.J. and Electronic Associates in Long Branch, N.J. He was a veteran of the United States Marines Corps, having served during World War II...
Katie Aldrich (08/07/06)
SIKESTON - Katie L. Aldrich, 84, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:55 p.m. Aug. 4, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 11, 1921, in Colt, Ark., to the late John Obie Hall and Lula Bell Mann Hall Scott, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was married to T.L. Smith. She later married Eugene Otto Lutz. Her husband, Hugh Aldrich, preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1993...
Lola Graves (08/07/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter for Lola Mae Graves, 81, who died on Aug. 3, 2006, were: Bob Davis, Tom Stevens, Chris Graves, Brad Graves, Richard Green and Thomas Forkum...
Elmer Peterson (08/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elmer Peterson, 79, died Aug. 5, 2006, at his home. Born April, 4, 1927, in Perry County, Tenn., he was the son of the late D.B. and Mary Miller Peterson. A retiree of the Stanley Muffler Company, he lived most of his life in East Prairie, where he was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Thelma Dockins (08/07/06)
GIDEON - Thelma Dockins, 95, died Aug. 5, 2006, at the Gideon Care Center. Born July 15, 1911, in Senath, daughter of the late Robert and Clara Ham Mattics, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gideon. On Feb. 8, 1935, in Caruthersville, she married Baun Dockins who preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1975...
Stoneax Jones (08/07/06)
ELLSINORE -- Ronald Jack "Stoneax" Jones Sr., 69, died at 1:25 a.m. in the emergency room of Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 11, 1937, in Knoxville, Iowa, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones, he was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He had worked for 13 years for Delta Growers in Charleston and was a member and spiritual leader for the Amonsoquath tribe of Cherokee...
Alex Brown (08/07/06)
PARMA - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Alex Brown, 5 months, who died on Aug. 2, 2006, were: Jeremy Hettinger and Bryan Farrow. Honorary pallbearers were: David Earnheart, Johnathan Hisaw, Jacob Faulkner, Drew Downs and Dustin Downs...
Allie Birdwell (08/07/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Allie Belle Birdwell, 77, died Aug. 6, 2006, at Portageville. Born July 14, 1929, in Black Oak, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Adell Meadors. On Feb. 19, 1959, in New Madrid, she married Florence Birdwell, who preceded her in death...
Bettye Allen (08/06/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bettye Louise Johnson Allen of Davidson County died July 30, 2006, after a short illness. Daughter of the late Kirby and Thelma Johnson, Bettye firmly believed in "give back" and besides supporting her adoring family, she participated in numerous local organizations, serving as president for the United Methodist Women, the Vanderbilt Hospital Auxiliary and the Nashville Opera Guild, as well as holding offices in the Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee, her beloved Singing Hills Garden Club, the Centennial Club and others.. ...
Ettie Townsend (08/06/06)
BENTON, Ark. - Ettie Gladys Townsend, 92, died Aug. 4, 2006, in Benton. Born Jan. 18, 1914, in Puxico, Mo., daughter of the late Ralph and Bertie Crabb Spear, she lived most of her life in the Puxico area before moving several years ago to Benton. On July 24, 1934, in Puxico, she married Orville Townsend, who preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1969...
Katie Aldrich (08/06/06)
SIKESTON - Katie Aldrich, 84, died Aug. 4, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Ted Armes (08/06/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Theodore F. "Ted" Armes who died on Aug. 1, 2006, were: Ron Nichols, Randy Hicks, Ed Armes, Bill Marshall, Jim Hyatt and Ronnie Lee.
Elmer Peterson (08/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elmer Peterson died Aug. 5, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Ted Armes (08/03/06)
SHREVEPORT, La. - Theodore Felix "Ted" Armes, 80, formerly of Vanduser, Mo., died at 6:50 a.m. Aug. 1, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 18, 1926, in Bloomfield, Mo., to the late George Alva and Agnes Mary Atherton Armes, he had been an ordained minister, member and deacon at Vanduser Baptist Church. ...
Maggie Skinner (08/03/06)
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...
Richard Perryman (08/03/06)
BENTON -- Richard Lee Perryman, 70, died at 11:07 p.m. Aug. 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 17, 1935, in Nacona, Texas, son of the late Raymond Burk and Ireta Margarit Crawford Perryman, he had been a route salesman with Tom's and was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean War. He belonged to the Eagles Club in Cape Girardeau and the Jackson Elks...
Sarah Hurt (08/03/06)
ADVANCE -- Sarah Nell Hurt, 77, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10 p.m. Aug. 2, 2006, in the St. Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Betty Johnson (08/03/06)
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Betty Jean Johnson, 60, died July 3, 2006, in Orange Park following an extended illness. Born March 16, 1946, in Matthews, Mo., daughter of the late Sam Tim and Margaret Elizabeth Lewis, she was of the Catholic belief. She was employed by the Jacksonville Naval Base and had worked at the naval base in Cuba while her husband was stationed there in the service...
Carey Hughes (08/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Carey Hughes, 78, formerly of Haywood City, died July 31, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 10, 1928, in Oran, son of the late Earnest and Cora Bell Johnson Hughes, he moved to East St. Louis, Ill., where he retired from Schually Steel. He was a member of the New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Haywood City, where he also served on the usher board...
Phyllis Freeman (08/04/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today for Phyllis Ann Freeman, 56, who died July 31, 2006, were: Eddie Hedge, Allen Freeman, Jason Roach, Mike Campbell, Tim Morris and Keith Gadberry. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Howie Hanson (08/31/06)
NEW MADRID -- Howard J. "Howie" Hanson, 80, died Aug. 29, 2006, at the Veterans Home near Cape Girardeau. Born May 15, 1926, in Columbus, Wis., son of the late Lloyd Mozart and Ethel Mueller Hanson, he was a retired welder and musician. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the American Legion Post 595...
Velma Green (08/31/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Velma Green, 84, who died Aug. 28, 2006, were: Casey Riddle, Denny Riddle, Mabrey Loafman, Ricky King, Kevin Loafman and Jim Vessell.
Dude Eaves (08/31/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Nellie Bernece "Dude" Eaves, who died Aug. 27, 2006, were: Johnie Dixon, Jim Clark, Tim Nessler, Phil Stephens, Bob Hasty and Fred Brown.
Carl Stewart (08/31/06)
WAPPAPELLO -- Carl V. Stewart, 83, died Aug. 29, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 11, 1922, in Parma, son of the late Addison and Grace Stewart, he had lived in the Wappapello and Poplar Bluff area most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Amvets Post in Poplar Bluff, the Wappapello VFW Post 3410 and a lifetime member of the Eagles Aerie 4066 in Wappapello...
Marcella Schlitt (08/31/06)
ORAN - Marcella Helen Schlitt died at 12:16 a.m. Aug. 31, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 5, 1920, in Kelso, daughter of the late George and Katie Glueck Scherer, she was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, where she belonged to St. Ann's Ladies Sodality and Oran Knights of Columbus KCette and was a Sikeston Eagles Auxiliary member...
Dasmin McKinney (08/31/06)
SIKESTON -- Visitation for Dasmin Lamont McKinney, 22, who died Aug. 26, 2006, will be from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Green Memorial Church of God in Christ in Sikeston with Dr. Bobby Bean officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories at Sikeston...
Geneva Hunter (08/31/06)
DURANT, Okla. -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo., for Geneva Frances Hunter, 87, who died Aug. 24, 2006, were: Justin Rodriguez, Scott Krause, Norman Krause, Andy Freeman Jr., Stephen Elliot and Jeremy Capel...
Rice Burns Sr. (08/04/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for Rice P. Burns Sr., who died on Aug. 2, 2006, will be: Nathan Bell, Zachary Bell, Jeff Burns, Kevin Laws, Jon Montague, D.J. Burns, Tyler Burns, Andrew Watkins and John Garner. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Joyce Knight (08/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Ivory Joyce Knight, 83, died Aug. 2, 2006, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Paul Eaves (08/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Paul Eaves, 87, died at 6 a.m. Aug. 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Jeffery Womack (08/03/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Parma for Jeffery Glenn Womack, 53, who died July 31, 2006, were: Raymond Dickerson, Vernon Johnson, Marty Bondurant, Scott Bondurant, Jim Evans, Bob Keathley, Oscar Sapp and Justin Williams...
Rice Burns (08/03/06)
SIKESTON - Rice P. Burns Sr., 81, died at 3:25 p.m. Aug. 2, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1924, in Sawmill No. 3, Colbert County, Ala., to the late Berry Ellis and Sue Petree Burns, he was a 1942 graduate of Central High School in Memphis, Tenn. ...
Betty Jones (08/04/06)
DEXTER -- Betty Lou Jones, 79, died Aug. 3, 2006, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 8, 1926, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Walter M. and Ethel Bell Jerls Creg, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and a former seamstress for Elder Manufacturing Company...
Paul Eaves (08/04/06)
SIKESTON -- Paul Eaves, 87, died at 5:41 a.m. Aug. 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 23, 1918, in Stoddard County, son of the late Clarence and Josie Allison Eaves, he was a lifelong farmer in the Bell City area and a member of the Garden Ridge General Baptist Church in Bell City...
Joyce Knight (08/04/06)
SIKESTON -- Ivory Joyce Knight, 83, died Aug. 2, 2006, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born May 9, 1923, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Edward and Eva Sisk Miles, she worked for Illinois Bell before retiring in 1978. In 1940, she married Russell B. Knight who preceded her in death in 1983...
Alex Brown (08/04/06)
PARMA -- Alex Brown, 5 months, died Aug. 2, 2006, at Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 24, 2006, in Poplar Bluff, he was the son of Lance and Amy Dodson Brown of Parma. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one sister, Chastidy Danielle Brown of Parma; paternal grandparents, Dawsey and Rose Brown of Malden; and maternal grandparents, Dewayne and Joan Dodson of Parma...
Sarah Hurt (08/04/06)
ADVANCE - Sarah Nell Hurt, 77, died Aug. 2, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 5, 1928, at Medley Community, daughter of the late Jim and Mabel Thompson Munson, she was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. On July 6, 1948, at Osceola, Ark. she married Jack L. Hurt, who survives of the home...
Lola Graves (08/04/06)
DEXTER - Lola May Graves, 81, died Aug. 3, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 7, 1925, at Risco, she was the daughter of the late John Henry "Friday" and Ora Bessie Walker Mims. Formerly of Malden, she moved to Dexter in 1958 and had worked in the packing department at the International Hat Factory...
George Knox (08/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Committal services for George Knox II, 74, formerly of Sikeston, who died March 1, 2004, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. The Rev. John Goodwin, pastor of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston, will officiate...
Dasmin McKinney (08/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Dasmin Lamont McKinney, 22, died Aug. 26, 2006, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 22, 1984, son of Tannia Torres of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Virgil Tate of Sikeston, he was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and had recently received his CDL to pursue a career in truck driving...
Barbara Litzler (08/30/06)
CRANE, Ind. - Barbara Louise Litzler, 60, died Aug. 28, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. Born Dec. 24, 1945, at Campbell, Mo., to the late Earl V. and Lola Montgomery Young, she was of the Baptist belief and a homemaker. On July 27, 1963, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., she married Harry William "Bill" Litzler, who survives of the home...
Carl Strobel (08/30/06)
ADVANCE - Carl Gene Strobel, Sr., 69, died Aug. 28, 2006 at his home. Born Nov. 14, 1936, in Advance, son of the late Henry and Hazel White Strobel, he was a self-employed farmer and a member of First United Methodist Church of Advance and the Eagles Aerie of Advance...
Sylvia Seib (08/30/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sylvia Violet Seib, 93, died Aug. 29, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born July 4, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late John and Mary "Mae" Hopper Caraker, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Poplar Bluff. ...
Eddie Kitchen (08/30/06)
CHARLESTON - Eddie Kitchen, 92, died Aug. 23, 2006, at his home in Charleston. Born July 12, 1914, in Batesville, Ark., to the late Ulysses and Ethel Kitchen, he was a resident of Missouri for over 64 years. A retired construction worker, he was a veteran of World War II receiving an honorable discharge...
James Nabors Jr. (08/30/06)
SIKESTON -- James "Brother" Nabors Jr., 71, formerly of Chicago, died Aug. 24, 2006, in Chicago, of an apparent heart attack. Born Aug. 12, 1935, in Hughes, Ark., son of the late James Leroy and Gracie Moccasin Nabors, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist belief...
Doyle Crow (08/30/06)
PARMA - Doyle G. Crow, 82, died Aug. 28, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 19, 1924, in Scotland Ark., to the late Monroe and Velma Underwood Crow, he was a farmer and charter member of Parma VFW 7183. He served as past mayor and police chief of Parma, vice chairman of the New Madrid County Port Authority, past board member of New Madrid County Ambulance District, member of the Parma School Board and New Madrid First Alert Team. ...
Devlin Newton (08/02/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Devlin Ron Newton, 37, formerly of Portageville, died July 31, 2006, at The Manor in Poplar Bluff. Born June 12, 1968, in Chaffee, to Markia Newton Gribble of Dyersburg, Tenn. and the late Stanley Sullivan, he had been employed at the Jimmy Dean Factory...
Ted Armes (08/02/06)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Ted Armes, 80, formerly of Vanduser, Mo., died at 6:50 a.m. Aug. 1, 2006, at his home in Shreveport. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later at Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Phyllis Freeman (08/02/06)
SIKESTON - Phyllis Ann Freeman, 56, died at 11:55 a.m. July 31, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 11, 1950, in Pottsville, Ark., to the late Ray and Jewell Kesler Vick, she was a member of the Heartland Harvest Church of God of Prophecy in Sikeston. She had worked for Venture Products in Oran for six years, and as a tractor-trailer truck driver, licensed beautician and a nurses assistant at several nursing homes...
Harold Yarbrough (08/29/06)
SIKESTON - William Harold Yarbrough, 74, died at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 26, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1931, in Lamar, Ark., to the late William Franklin and Birdie Ozella Poague Yarbrough, at an early age he went to work for Mr. ...
Velma Green (08/29/06)
DEXTER -- Velma Green, 84, died Aug. 28, 2006, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born June 6, 1922, in Vinson, daughter of the late James and Lydia Mason Gidcumb, she had lived in the Bernie area most of her life and had moved to Dexter two years ago. She attended Bernie General Baptist Church in Bernie...
Marion Greene (08/29/06)
MOREHOUSE - Marion Ancell Greene, 70, died at 3:52 p.m. Aug. 27, 2006, in the emergency room at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 6, 1936, in Crowder, to the late Gilbert and Vivial Page Greene, he lived most of his life in Morehouse and had worked in the press room at the Standard-Democrat. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston...
Helen Keegan (08/29/06)
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Helen Keegan, 83, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Aug. 27, 2006, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Springfield, Mo., daughter of the late William and Nora Light Green, she lived in Charleston for most of her life. In 2005, she moved to Kingsport where she attended the First Baptist Church. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years and later as a Head Start teacher for several years...
Charlene Polk (08/29/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charlene Polk, who died on Aug. 25, 2006, were: Chris Mays, Chuck Thompson, Tim Thompson, Lonnie Polk, Jeff Polk and Billy Harris.
Dessie Sisson (08/29/06)
SIKESTON - Dessie Uhl Sisson, 82, died Aug. 27, 2006, at Sikeston Health Care. Born Feb. 26, 1924, in Poplar Bluff, she was the daughter of the late Pice Leo and Pearl Rich Uhl. She married Ernest Tolley Sisson who preceded her in death. Seven brothers and five sisters also preceded her in death...
Robert J. Shaw (08/01/06)
DESLOGE - Robert J. "Bob" Shaw, 84, died July 25, 2006, at NHC HealthCare in Desloge. Born Jan. 22, 1922, at Portageville, son of the late Cora Lee Roussan (Henson) and Clopha R. Shaw, he was a 1941 graduate of Leadwood High School. He was a captain in the United States Air Force where he served for 20 years. ...
Robert Gorden (08/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Robert Gorden, 65, formerly of Charleston, died July 28, 2006, at Christian North West Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 12, 1940, in Caruthersville, son of Dora Lee English of St. Louis and the late Fred Douglas Gorden. He was united in marriage to Diane Gorden, who survives of the home...
Phyllis Freeman (08/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Phyllis Ann Freeman, 56, died July 31, 2006 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Maggie Skinner (08/01/06)
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...
Jeffery Womack (08/01/06)
CHAFFEE - Jeffery Glenn Womack, 53, died July 31, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 24, 1952, in Sikeston, son of Tom Ford and Elizabeth McKibben Womack of Lilbourn, he had lived in various cities in Missouri, serving with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, from which he retired in 2003 after 25 years of service. ...
Velma Green (08/28/06)
DEXTER -- Velma Green, 84, formerly of Bernie, died Aug. 28, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home.
Dessie Sisson (08/28/06)
SIKESTON - Dessie Sisson, 82, died Aug. 27, 2006, at Sikeston Health Care. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Charlene Polk (08/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Charlene Polk, 79, died Aug. 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 12, 1926, in Scotland, Ark., daughter of the late Audie C. and Elva Trotter Thompson, she had worked as a cook for Piggly Wiggly deli and was active in the foster grandparents program at the Matthews elementary school. She was a member of the Crowe Congregational Methodist Church...
Geneva Hunter (08/28/06)
DURANT, Okla. -- Geneva Frances Hunter, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 24, 2006, at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma. Born Sept. 12, 1918, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of the late Walter and Amanda Delk Stanley, she was a homemaker and a member of the Armstrong Baptist Church in Armstrong...
Jeff Wallace (08/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at Ponder Funeral Home for Jeffrey Wallace 46, who died Aug. 25, 2006, were: Jamie Easter, Rob Jones, Travis Wallace, Paul Hatley, Jack Hargraves, Mike Bell and Teren Eskew.
Dude Eaves (08/28/06)
SIKESTON - Nellie Bernece "Dude" Eaves, 80, died at 9:23 a.m. Aug. 27, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 30, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Fred and Ella Liary McAnelly, she was a homemaker and a member of Garden Ridge General Baptist Church of Bell City...
Marion Greene (08/28/06)
MOREHOUSE - Marion Greene, 70, died Aug. 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Harold Yarbrough (08/28/06)
SIKESTON - William Harold Yarbrough, 74, died at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 26, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1931, in Lamar, Ark., to the late William Franklin and Birdie Ozella Poague Yarbrough, at an early age he went to work for Mr. ...
Myrtle Kreminski (08/27/06)
FARMINGTON -- Myrtle Marie Kreminski, 79, died Aug. 25, 2006, at Farmington. Born Dec. 30, 1926, in Johnson County, Ark., daughter of the late George and Rhoda Lund Warren, she was a member of the Ironton Church of Christ. On May 11, 1975, she married Frank W. Kreminski who survives...
Bubba Wallace (08/27/06)
VANDUSER -- Jeffery Kent "Bubba" Wallace, 46, died Aug. 25, 2006, at his home. Born June 15, 1960, in Sikeston, son of Jerry Wallace of Vanduser and the late Jo Susan Burke Wallace, he was employed by Malone and Hyde and late Flemming for 18 years...
Charlene Polk (08/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Charlene Polk, 79, died Aug. 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 12, 1926, in Scotland, Ark., daughter of the late Audie C. and Elva Trotter Thompson, she had worked as a cook for Piggly Wiggly deli and was active in the foster grandparents program at the Matthews elementary school. She was a member of the Crowe Congregational Methodist Church...
Shelton Baker (08/25/06)
DEXTER -- Shelton Baker, 83, died Aug. 24, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Sept. 29, 1922, at Bloomfield, he was a retired carpenter and veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving in World War II. In Jan. 1944, he married Vera Craft who survives of the home...
Geneva Hunter (08/25/06)
DURANT, Okla. - Geneva Hunter, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24, 2006, at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma at Durant. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ivy Simmons (08/25/06)
SILEX -- Ivy G. Simmons, 96, formerly of Troy, died Aug. 24, 2006, at her daughter's home in Silex. Born May 25, 1919, in Clebourn, Ala., the daughter of the late Walter Hugh and Maudie Idela Gay Faulkner, she lived in St. Louis for many years and later moved to Lincoln County. She was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in Troy...
John Ward (08/24/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral held Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for John Ward, 70, who died Aug. 19, 2006, were: Dan Jennings, Tom Jennings, Justin Landers, David Towe, Joe Towe and Steve Bryant.
Marilyn Collins (08/24/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Marilyn Joyce Collins, 65, died at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 2006, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. Born Nov. 25, 1940, in Mississippi County, to Mildred V. Hanor Adkisson of East Prairie and the late Forrest Adkisson, she lived her entire life in East Prairie...
Sandy Shaw (08/24/06)
MALDEN -- Sandra Jean Shaw, 68, died Aug. 21, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 9, 1938, at Parma, daughter of the late Robert Gray and Violet Gaither Gray Elder, she had worked as a legal secretary for Dempster Law Firm in Sikeston until her retirement and attended the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden...
Mary Gunter (08/24/06)
MORLEY -- Mary Rozila Gunter, 86, died at 10:35 a.m. Aug. 23, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 12, 1920, at Winona, daughter of the late James Longstreet and Mary Ellen Melvina Price Lindsey, she had worked as a nutrition education assistant for the University of Missouri Extension Service...
Russell Joseph (08/24/06)
DEXTER -- Everett Russell Joseph, 84, died Aug. 22, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Born Feb. 13, 1922, in Stoddard County, son of the late Edgar and Lula Allstun Joseph, he was a retired farmer, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in World War II and a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Thomas Cutlip Sr. (08/22/06)
WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. - Thomas Michael Cutlip Sr., 55, formerly of Barboursville, died Aug. 17, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 9, 1951, in Widen, W.Va., son of Myrtle Collins Wilson Litten of Hurricane, W.Va., and the late Foster Ford Wilson, he had worked at Noranda Aluminum and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in Vietnam...
Shekiah Robinson (08/22/06)
SIKESTON -- Shekiah Denise Robinson, 25, died Aug. 18, 2006, at her home. Born May 11, 1981, in Sikeston, daughter of Jerry Lee and Irean Mitchell of Sikeston, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School and employed by Unilever/Good Humor Breyer. On May 27, 2006, she married Marcus Tyrone Robinson who survives of the home...
Richard Bomar (08/22/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Richard Craig Bomar, 50, formerly of Blodgett, died Aug. 21, 2006, at his home. Born March 20, 1956, in Greenville, S.C., son of Richard Harrison and Dora Dean Shelby Bomar of Cape Girardeau, he had lived most of his live in the Blodgett area before moving five years ago to Cape Girardeau where he was employed as the manager of the AM and PM Convenience Store. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and of the Baptist belief...
Al Denny (08/22/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Al Denny, 72, who died on Aug. 19, 2006, were: Mark Rinehart, Ken Rinehart, Eric Rinehart, Rob Chism, Casey Ash and Roy Kuncle.
Charles Toler (08/22/06)
NEW MADRID - Charles Toler, 70, died Aug. 19, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 21, 1935, in Cardwell, to the late Charles Monroe and Elsie McCormack Toler, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge in New Madrid. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Roy A. and Tammy Toler of Cape Girardeau; one brother, Tommy May of New Madrid; and one sister of St. Louis...
Louis Boulton (08/22/06)
NEW MADRID - Louis C. Boulton, 87, died Aug. 21, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born July 29, 1919, at Obion County, Tenn., to the late William Riley and Nettie Haynes Boulton, he was a retired farmer. On April 16, 1938, at Union, Tenn., he married Ira Evelyn Bird who preceded him in death on April 14, 1994...
Jeannie Miller (08/22/06)
NEW PORT, Ark. - Jeannie Miller, 58, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 20, 2006, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. She was born Aug. 7, 1948, to Eugene Winters and Madia Edwards in Newport, Ark. A 1966 graduate of Sikeston High School, she had been an area resident for the past 28 years and was a member of the Mountain View Church of Glenwood Springs...
Helen Cates (08/22/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home on Monday for Helen Cates, 80, who died on Aug. 16, 2006, were: David Hadley, Gene Wisley, Caleb Johns, Jerry Kinnaman, Joseph Jodie Benes and Jimmy Green.
Keith Grisso (08/23/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Keith Allen Grisso, 44, died at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 2006, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. Born Jan. 21, 1962, in Charleston, to the late Lester W. "Jack" and Patsy Ruth Groves Grisso, he lived all his life in Mississippi County. He was a machine operator for Alan Wire Co. in Sikeston and of the Catholic belief...
Ross Teuber (08/23/06)
SIKESTON - Ross L. Teuber, 88, formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., died at 12:25 p.m. Aug. 21, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Jan. 28, 1918, in Des Moines, Iowa, son of the late Verne L. and Mabel Frances Houghton Teuber, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in forestry and was a member of the St. ...
Marilyn Collins (08/23/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Marilyn Collins, 65, died Aug. 22, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Louis Boulton (08/23/06)
NEW MADRID - Louis C. Boulton, 87, died Aug. 21, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born July 29, 1919, at Obion County, Tenn., to the late William Riley and Nettie Haynes Boulton, he was a retired farmer. On April 16, 1938, at Union, Tenn., he married Ira Evelyn Bird who preceded him in death on April 14, 1994...
Charles Campbell (08/23/06)
SIKESTON - Charles Narvell Campbell, 67, died Aug. 19, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 20, 1939, in Harnett County, N.C., to the late Turner Roosevelt and Mary Walker Campbell, he lived for over 40 years in Missouri, where he had worked for Noranda Aluminum before retiring. He was a member of the Mason Club, the Elite Riders and the Freewill Baptist Church...
Mitch Glasscock (08/23/06)
BENTON -- Mitchell Todd "Mitch" Glasscock, 46, died Aug. 21, 2006, at his home. Born June 15, 1960, at Cape Girardeau, son of George Price Glasscock of Oran and Judy Lee Puddy of Bull Shoals, Ark., he was co-owner and operator of R&G Construction Company in Benton...