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Obituaries from September 2006

David Grayson (09/24/06)
SIKESTON -- David Grayson, 44, died at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, 2006, at Medical Delta Medical Center's emergency room. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Earl Walker (09/24/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Earl Raymond Walker, 92, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 6:25 a.m. Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 17, 1913, in Sturgis, Ky., son of the late Joel B. and Belle Phillips Walker, he was 7 years old when his family moved by covered wagon to the East Prairie area. ...
Reuben McConnell (09/24/06)
RISCO -- Reuben Elba McConnell, 87, died Sept. 21, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 29, 1918, at Risco, son of the late Gilbert Arthur and Grace Williams McConnell, he was U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II...
Ida Veryl Brown (09/24/06)
DEXTER -- Ida Veryl Brown, 89, died on Sept. 22, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 27, 1916, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Joe and Nancy Ivy Lawson, she was a graduate of Bloomfield High School and was a member of the Powe Church of Christ in Powe...
Charles Grojean Sr. (09/24/06)
NEW HAMBURG -- Charles Kasper Grojean Sr., 86, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 12, 1919, in New Hamburg, he was the son of the late Theon C. and Ida Menz Grojean. On Aug. 14, 1942, in La Mesa, Calif., he married Erma J. Dumey who survives of the home...
James McFerrin (09/24/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - James McFerrin, 82, died Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with the DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Evelyn Roach (09/03/06)
SIKESTON - Evelyn Roach, 84, formerly of Morehouse, died at 6:10 p.m. Sept. 1, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 18, 1921, in New Madrid County, to Arthur Allen and Evelyn Forsythe Kem, she lived most of her life in Morehouse. She worked at the DuPont Ammunition Plant in Louisville, Ky., during World War II and later worked as a telephone operator in Sikeston. She was a member of the Christian Tabernacle Church...
Edward Morgan (09/03/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Edward Delene Morgan, 82, died Sept. 1, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 5, 1923, at Belknap, Ill., to the late Samuel and Mamie Miller Morgan, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, the past 18 years in East Prairie. He was employed as a supervisor with Brown Shoe Co. ...
Loretta Brucker (09/03/06)
ORAN - Loretta C. Brucker, 90, died at 1 a.m. Sept. 2, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 18, 1916, in Bell City, to Albert and Dora Dirnberger Vetter, she retired from Buckstein Pants Factory in Chaffee where she worked as a machine operator. She was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran...
Juanita Perry (09/03/06)
BELL CITY - Juanita Perry, 83, died Aug. 31, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 19, 1923, at Bell City, to the late Harper and Lillie Clark Gilles, she was a jewelry salesperson, homemaker and of the Full Gospel belief...
Joseph Wolsey (09/03/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Joseph Wolsey, 88, died Aug. 31, 2006, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born May 1, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Joseph and Minnie Wolsey, he was a member of Old St. Vincents Church, a 32nd degree Mason of St. ...
Kemberly Smith (09/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Kemberly Jane Smith, 38, died Sept. 7, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 8, 1968, in Sikeston, daughter of Robert E. and Jane Russom Smith Sr. of Sikeston, she was a 1986 graduate of Sikeston High School and a member of the Semo Hogs Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Club. She held a black belt in taekwondo and had worked for Sikeston Public Schools in the cafeteria...
Cecil Shelby (09/08/06)
SIKESTON - Cecil Shelby, 88, died at 10:45 p.m. Sept. 7, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Ronnie Graham (09/08/06)
CATRON - Ronnie Graham, 53, died Sept. 7, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid is in charge arrangements, which are incomplete.
Richard Hutchison (09/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Richard Jay Hutchison, 57, died at 2:35 a.m. Sept. 6, 2006, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 15, 1948, in Grinnell, Iowa, son of Earl B. Hutchison of Bloomfield and Helena Zimmerman Hutchison of Sikeston, he was a motorcycle mechanic for Harley Davidson. A U.S. Marines veteran, he served during the Vietnam War and was of the Methodist belief...
Lawrence McCain (09/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the New Life Chapel of the First United Methodist Church for Lawrence Wesley McCain, 68, who died Sept. 6, 2006, will be: Rick Landers, Brian Harper, Terry Lambert, Richard Hampton, Rod Anderson and Jimmy Tigart...
Ricky Johnson (09/08/06)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Ricky J. Johnson, 49, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2006, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 4, 1957, in Wyatt, Mo., son of James E. and Sadie Hampton Johnson, he graduated from Charleston High School in 1975 and had lived in Fort Wayne since 1975...
Nelba Brown (09/08/06)
DEXTER -- Nelba Brown, 84, died Sept. 7, 2006, in Ft. Pierce, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Wallace Peebles (09/08/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Wallace Shaw Peebles, 79, died at 4:20 a.m. Sept. 7, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 27, 1926, in Columbus, Ky., to the late Wallace Roberts and Hattie Adrienne Shaw Peebles, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a farmer. He was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II...
Johnny Gibbs (09/20/06)
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. - Johnny Gibbs, 68, died Sept. 13, 2006, in Mount Vernon. Born Feb. 19, 1938, in Catron, Mo., he was the son of the late Marshall and Abbie McIntosh Gibbs. Survivors include: his wife, Hattie Lee Gibbs of Sikeston, Mo.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tony and Regina Gibbs and Eddie Gibbs of Sikeston; three daughters and one son-in-law, Nellie Gibbs and Sylvia Gibbs Glispie of Sikeston and Rose and C.C. ...
Syliva Stickles (09/20/06)
DEXTER -- Sylvia Stickles, 93, died Sept. 19, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Eugene Jackson (09/20/06)
CHICAGO -- Eugene Ray Jackson, 55, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 22, 1950, in Sikeston, son of the late Emerson and Frankie Gould Jackson, he was a 1970 Sikeston High School graduate. In 1974, he moved to Chicago where he was a member of the Goshen Seventh Day Adventist Church...
Virginia Glaus (09/20/06)
BENTON - Virginia Magdaline Glaus, 87, died at 12:15 a.m. Sept. 19, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Healthcare Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1919, in New Hamburg, to the late William M. and Lucy H. Grojean LeGrand, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality and the choir. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and past president of the Benton Senior Citizens and American Legion Auxiliary...
Kemberly Smith (09/11/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Kemberly Jane Smith, who died on Sept. 7, 2006, were: Brent Russom, Scott Smith, Mark Pearson, Michael Dale Allen, Douglas Evans, Steven Smith, Ricky Smith Jr. and Jason Merritt...
Millie Jarrell (09/11/06)
DEXTER -- Millie Jarrell, 85, died Sept. 10, 2006, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born June 12, 1921, in Zalma, daughter of the late William and Myrtle Pittman James, she had lived in Zalma and Puxico before moving to Dexter in 1968. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Donald Ottinger (09/11/06)
SIKESTON - Donald Lee Ottinger Sr., 46, died at 4 a.m. Sept. 11, 2006, in the emergency room at Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ann Harp (09/11/06)
SIKESTON -- Ann Belle Harp, 67, died at 9:50 a.m. Sept. 10, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 28, 1939, in Greenbriar, daughter of the late Homer E. and Irene Shepard Lewis, she was a homemaker and of the Church of God belief...
Ronnie Graham (09/11/06)
CHARTER OAK -- Ronnie Eugene Graham, 53, died Sept. 8, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 16, 1952, in Sikeston, son of the late Viola Gilmore and William Harvey Graham, he was a 1973 graduate of Matthews High School. On Aug. 25, 1975, at Kewanee Methodist Church, he married Carol Snow who survives of the home...
Cecil Shelby (09/11/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Cecil Shelby, who died Sept. 7, 2006, were: Lee Phillips, Craig Phillips, Justin Shelby, Andrew Shelby, Eric Ticer and Dustin Leggett. - - - Memorial contributions may be made to:...
Ellen Lee (09/11/06)
BERTRAND -- Ellen Maxine Lee, 65, formerly of Columbia, died at 4:43 a.m. Sept. 9, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 13, 1940, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Leon and Ellen O'Tillia Peters Swinney, she lived most of her life in Columbia, moving back to Bertrand in 1996. She was a member of the Sikeston Community Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Ruby Shankle (09/11/06)
CHARLESTON -- Ruby May Shankle, 86, died at 1:35 a.m. Sept. 10, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Feb. 16, 1920, in Truman, Ark., daughter of the late Newbern and Pearl Smith Sutherland English, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Church of Christ in Charleston and had worked as a cook for the Inland Oil and Transport Co. until her retirement...
David Pullen (09/11/06)
VANDUSER -- David Monroe Pullen, 57, died Sept. 6, 2006, at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Born April 13, 1949, in Advance, son of the late Norris T. and Annie Marie Bryant Pullen, he graduated from Bell City High School in 1967, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 1971, a second Bachelor of Science degree from SEMO in 1976, and a Master of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978. ...
Hemba Young (09/12/06)
SIKESTON - Lowell Hemba Young, 94, died Sept. 11, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Donald Ottinger Sr. (09/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Donald Lee Ottinger Sr., 46, died at 4 a.m. Sept. 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 2, 1960, in Sikeston, son of Betty Flanagan Ottinger of Bell City and the late James D. Ottinger, he was a farmer for Parker Brothers Farms and a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Dorothy Bass (09/12/06)
CHAFFEE -- Dorothy Jean Bass, 58, died Sept. 10, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Jessie Cox (09/12/06)
CHARLESTON - Jessie Organ Cox, 93, died at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 11, 2006, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 20, 1913, in New Madrid County, to the late Louie Jackson and Mary Albertine Snider Organ, she moved to Commerce six years ago. She lived most of her life in the Bridges Community where she was a member of the Bridges United Methodist Church and had been employed with the Knights Department Store in Charleston...
Charles Gallamore (09/21/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Charles Ray Gallamore, 64, who died Sept. 17, 2006, were: Brenden Stevenson, Joe Skaggs, Daniel Barks, Leslie Skaggs, Curt Gallamore and Cory Stevenson...
Joe Woodiel (09/21/06)
BUTLER -- The Rev. Joe Bob Woodiel, 73, died Sept. 18, 2006, in Kansas City. Born Sept. 4, 1932, in Austin, Ark., son of the late Rheuben and Pauline Pounds Woodiel, he was an ordained Southern Baptist minister for 57 years. During this time he served as pastor in churches throughout Missouri and Arkansas...
Sylvia Stickles (09/21/06)
DEXTER -- Sylvia Stickles, 93, died Sept. 19, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born July 5, 1913, in Dexter, daughter of the late John and Phoebe Harrell Pullum, she had lived all her life in Dexter and was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church...
Lois Delk (09/21/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Lois Lucille Keen Delk, 82, died Sept. 13, 2006. Daughter of the late Curtis and Ruth Macko Keen, she had worked in the plastics assembly line at RCA for 26 years, retiring in 1985. She then worked for the Caravan Club with the Murat Temple, Scottish Rite and the Lilly Endowment Fund until 2002. She was a member of Thompson Road Baptist Church and Silver Authors...
Charlse Meadows (09/21/06)
POCAHONTAS, Ark. -- Charles Lea Meadows, 80, formerly of Dudley, Mo., died Sept. 19, 2006, at Pocahontas. Born Jan. 2, 1926, in Melbourne, daughter of the late Jewell Hindman and Frances Johnson Miller, she was a former member of the Dudley Church of God where she was active with the Ladies Willing Workers. A former member of the Art Society of Dexter, Mo., she was a former seamstress for Elder Manufacturing Co...
Howard Zimmerman (09/21/06)
BERNIE -- Howard Zimmerman, 89, died Sept. 20, 2006, at Malden Nursing Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Terry Scroggins (09/21/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Terry Scroggins, 46, who died Sept. 18, 2006, were: Garry Scroggins, Barry Scroggins, Don Prunty, Billy Scroggins, Derek Driskill and Kevin McCormick...
David Pullen (09/10/06)
VANDUSER -- David Monroe Pullen, 57, died Sept. 6, 2006, at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Born April 13, 1949, in Advance, son of the late Norris T. and Annie Marie Bryant Pullen, he graduated from Bell City High School in 1967, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 1971, a second Bachelor of Science degree from SEMO in 1976, and a Master of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978. ...
Cecil Shelby (09/10/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Cecil R. Shelby, 88, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:45 p.m. Sept. 7, 2006, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 27, 1918, in Dogwood, son of the late James and Effie Wilburn Shelby, he was formerly employed by Averett and Sons Implement Company in Dexter, was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II, and was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston where he served as a deacon for many years...
Nelba Brown (09/10/06)
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Nelba Brown, 84, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Sept. 7, 2006, at Fort Pierce. Born June 18, 1922, at Dexter, daughter of the late John and Emmer Birchfield Trammell, she was a former employee of General Motors. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Nadine Kuenzer...
Kemberly Smith (09/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services to be held at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Kemberly Jane Smith, 38, who died Sept. 7, 2006, will be: Brent Russom, Scott Russom, Mark Pearson, Michael Dale Allen, Douglas Evans, Steven Smith, Jason Merritt and Ricky Smith Jr...
Dorothy Randol (09/10/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Dorothy Louise Alma Kiehne Randol, 85, died Sept. 7, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. Born Feb. 2, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter of the late Walter Albert and Kora Marie Christine Hager Kiehne. On Oct. 22, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, she married Narvol Arthur Randol who preceded her in death...
Linda Foster (09/10/06)
WHITEWATER -- Linda Lou Foster, 58, died Sept. 8, 2006, at her home. Born July 5, 1948, in Whitewater, daughter of Wanda Josephine Noble Nance of Whitewater and the late Truman Gay Nance, she was a member of the Whitewater United Methodist Church and councilwoman of the Whitewater Town Board...
Donald Ottinger Sr. (09/13/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Donald Lee Ottinger Sr., 46, who died Sept. 11, 2006, were: John Rhoda, Blake Ottinger, David Ottinger, Steve Lentz, Chris Barnes and Ronnie Sprouse.
Ann Harp (09/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday morning at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Ann Bell Harp, 67, who died Sept. 10, 2006, were: Joseph Harp, Jason DeBerry, James Bode, Josh Hester, Ryan Davis and Nat Kolwyck.
Dickie Ash (09/13/06)
MARSTON -- Richard Dale "Dickie" Ash, 60, died Sept. 12, 2006, at his home in Marston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funearl Home Inc. in New Madrid. --- Memorial contributions may be made to Dickie Ash Memorial Fund c/o Richards Funeral Home...
Lena M. Lewis (09/13/06)
OAK RIDGE - Lena Marie Lewis, 95, died Sept. 12, 2006, at Dexter. Born April 24, 1911, daughter of the late Fred and Iva Gullett, she spent most of her life in the Oak Ridge Community, until 15 years ago when she moved to Dexter. On Dec. 6, 1948, she married Charley Lewis, who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1968...
Lauren Graham (09/13/06)
SIKESTON - Lauren Elizabeth DeLisle Graham, newborn child of Rouchen DeLisle and John Graham of Sikeston died Sept. 9, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. In addition to her parents, other survivors include: one brother, John-Michael Lee Graham of Matthews, one sister, Sydnee Taylor Graham of Matthews; grandparents, Rouget and Sally DeLisle of New Madrid and Tom and Brenda Graham of Kewanee; great-grandfather, Faustine Hatley of East Prairie; two uncles, Otis Hise of Sikeston and Jeremy DeLisle of Cape Girardeau; and three aunts, Thea Graham of Blytheville, Ark., Raylene Snider of Sikeston and Mary Madelin DeLisle of New Madrid.. ...
Hemba Young (09/13/06)
SIKESTON - Lowell Hemba Young, 94, died Sept. 11, 2006, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church. A complete obituary will be announced later...
Dorothy Bass (09/13/06)
CHAFFEE - Dorothy Jean Bass, 58, died at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 10, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 23, 1948, in Keyser, W.Va., to the late John and Effie Clark Shannon, she was a homemaker. On April 10, 1984, she married Spencer Bass who survives of the home...
Betty Lawrence (09/13/06)
WINFIELD - Betty Jean Lawrence, 73, died Sept. 10, 2006, at her home. Born March 13, 1933, in Parma, daughter of the late Leo and Viola Sanders Breece, she lived in St. Louis from 1955 until 1990 when she moved to Winfield. She had volunteered for many years at the Winco Senior Center, worked as a waitress at the Adam' Mark Hotel in St. Louis before retiring and was a member of the Foley Baptist Church...
Bert Keene (09/13/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Chester Bert Keene, 63, died at 1:27 a.m. Sept. 12 2006, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 31, 1942, at East Prairie, to the late Theodore and Goldie Carnahan Keene, he lived his entire life in East Prairie where he was a member of the St. ...
Virginia Glaus (09/19/06)
BENTON - Virginia Glaus, 87, did Sept. 19, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Clara Magee (09/19/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Clara Blanche "Mollie" Magee, 89, died Sept. 16, 2006, at the Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 11, 1917, at Aquilla, daughter of the late William and Althea Cox Capps, she was of the Baptist belief. She and her husband owned Fibber and Mollie's Cafe in Bloomfield and operated two grocery stores in Avert. She moved to Cape Girardeau in 1964 and retired from Rust and Martin Drapery Department in 1980...
Walter Reimann (09/19/06)
MCCLURE, Ill. - Walter Alfred Reimann, 92, died Sept. 17, 2006, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born June 23, 1914, in Egypt Mills, Mo., son of the late Charles and Dorothea Gerlach Reimann, he was a member at Trinity Lutheran Church for 61 years, a 1934 graduate of Cape Central where he played football, basketball and wrestled. ...
Loren W. Wooten (09/19/06)
ST. LOUIS - The Rev. Dr. Loren W. Wooten, 87, formerly of Sikeston and Springfield, died Sept. 14, 2006. His wife, Bernice Jackson, survives of the home. Other survivors include: two daughters and brothers-in-law, Jeanene and Gaylon Vinson of St. Louis County and Judy and Len Meyers of Sullivan; one brother, Charles Wooten of Springfield; two sisters, Anna Lee Silkey of St. Joseph and Betty Lou Evans of Springfield; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Charles Gallamore (09/19/06)
LOWNDES -- Charles Ray Gallamore, 64, died Sept. 17, 2006, at his home. Born July 13, 1942, at Shook, son of the late Charles Franklin and Myrtle May Scritchfield Gallamore, he had been a heavy equipment operator and mechanic. He lived for several years in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1977, then to Lowndes in 1986...
David Cummins (09/19/06)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - David Lowell Cummins, 69, formerly of Advance, Mo., died Sept. 16, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Hospital West in St. Louis, Mo. Born Oct. 29, 1936, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of the late Albert "Lowell" and Sevella Jennings Cummins, he was of the Protestant belief. In 1992, he retired from the Bank of Advance, where he served as president, after 23 years of service...
Evelyn Taylor (09/19/06)
LEAGUE CITY, Texas - Evelyn Louise Taylor, 81, a longtime resident of Morehouse, Mo., passed away September 15, 2006, in Houston. She was married for 54 years to Manuel "Jack" Taylor who preceded her in death. Evelyn is survived by her daughters: Judi Mather and husband Allen of Arlington and Patty Peek of Nassau Bay; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob Dickerson and wife Mary Joan of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Ron Dickerson and wife Faye of Scott City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Nicholas Peek and fiance Jessica of Nassau Bay, Nathan Peek of New Orleans, Owen Mather of Arlington, and Kim Berley Brooks and husband Jeff of Fort Worth; and three great-grandchildren, Trent, Kaleigh and Logan.. ...
Terry Scroggins (09/19/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Terry Scroggins, 46, died Sept. 18, 2006, at his home. Born March 7, 1960, in Sikeston, son of Margaret Ellis Scroggins Baker of Bloomfield and the late Jessie Lee Scroggins, he had lived for many years in Dexter before moving to Bloomfield in 1996. He was a diesel mechanic and had worked for Allied Waste and Dexter Transport...
Joyce Griffin (09/19/06)
MATTHEWS -- Joyce Anita Griffin, 66, died at 4:30 a.m. Sept. 18, 2006, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 16, 1940, in South Hampton Long Island, N.Y., to Leeta Rice Simmons of Matthews and the late Rev. Harry Edwin Simmons II, she lived most of her life in New Madrid County where she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie and was employed by the Division of Family Services in East Prairie before retiring on Aug. 31, 2003...
Doris Burton (09/05/06)
SIKESTON - Doris Vern Burton, 78, died at 4:40 a.m. Sept. 4, 2006, at the Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Nov. 29, 1927, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late T.V. and Lena Bradshaw Wilkerson, she resided in Cooter and the state of Florida before moving to Sikeston where she lived for the past 30 years. She was employed in the laundry department at Sikeston Convalescent Center and in the kitchen at Lambert's Cafe and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church...
Izetta Ellis (09/05/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Izetta Laverne Ellis, 92, died Sept. 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 1, 1914, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Augustus "Gus" and Elma Wilcox Meatte, she was a beautician and owner of Izetta's Beauty Shop in Portageville from which she retired...
Alvin L. Scott (09/05/06)
PUXICO -- Alvin L. Scott, 90, died Sept. 2, 2006, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Jan. 11, 1916, in Puxico, son of the late Calvin and Harriet Wilkerson Scott, he lived most of his life in Puxico where he was a 1933 graduate of Puxico High School and served as a deacon and a member of the Faith Baptist Church. He and his wife had owned and operated various businesses including Navajo Motel and Grocery, Smith and Scott Appliance Store and Scott Florist, from which he retired...
Daniel Gore (09/05/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Daniel Gore, 42, died Sept. 4, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Evelyn Roach (09/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held at 11 a.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Evelyn Roach, 84, who died Sept. 1, 2006, were: Mike Tackett, Garland Hughes, Alton Bohannon, Bill Britton, Ferrell Wilson and Tommy Stanley. Burial followed in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Mary Claycomb (09/05/06)
DIEHLSTADT -- Mary Elizabeth Claycomb, 72, died Sept. 2, 2006, at her home in Diehlstadt. Born June 30, 1934, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Bill and Eva Copeland Inman, she was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton. On June 19, 1954, she married Emmett Claycomb; he survives of the home...
Ed White (09/05/06)
CHAFFEE - William Edward "Ed" White, 90, died at 1:15 a.m. Sept. 3, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 20, 1916, in Chaffee, to William Henry and Virgin Minnie Slinkard White, he had retired from the Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee. He was a member of Chaffee VFW Post 3127 and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as a gunner during World War II earning three Bronze Stars...
Emma Kriete (09/05/06)
MADISON, Ind. - Emma "Curly" Marie Wilson Kriete, 83, died at 4:51 a.m. Sept. 4, 2006, at Angola. Mrs. Kriete entered this life on Sept. 27, 1922, in North Vernon, Ind., the daughter of Emmerson Orvine and Edna Mae McFadden Wilson. She was raised in the North Vernon community moving to Madison in 1941. ...
Lillie Davis (09/05/06)
SIKESTON - Lillie Ann Davis, 86, died Sept. 4, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 9, 1920, in Delmer, Ala., to the late James F. and Lela B. Gaddis Cagle, she was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ belief. In Lilbourn, she married Otto K. Davis, who preceded her in death on May 22, 2006...
Joy McQuary (09/05/06)
DEXTER - Muriel Joy McQuary, 72, died Sept. 3, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born April 9, 1934, near Parma, daughter of Anza Gregory Henderson of Dexter and the late Ray Bennett Henderson, she spent many years in Malden and moved back to Dexter in 1980 where she attended the First United Methodist Church...
Rev. W.H. Newman (09/05/06)
SIKESTON - The Rev. William Herschell Newman, 87, died at 5:40 p.m. Sept. 2, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 19, 1919, in New Madrid County to the late Lee and Katie Peterson Newman, he was a farmer and a Baptist minister serving churches in Kennett and Matthews and as a missionary for two years at Cane Creek at Poplar Bluff and Washington County at Potosi for a year. ...
Herbert H. Seiler (09/07/06)
BENTON - Herbert H. Seiler, 80, died at 10 a.m. Sept. 6, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 25, 1926, at Oran, son of the late Herman and Mary Snider Seiler, he was a farmer and a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a technical sergeant...
Gloria Sisson (09/07/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Gloria Jean Sisson, 63, died Sept. 1, 2006, at her home. Born July 5, 1943, at Portageville, daughter of the late James and Bessie Mae Drake Sisson, she attended Scott School in Portageville. She was a member of Bethleham Missionary Baptist Church in Swift and attended New Beginnings Apostolic Church...
Mary Claycomb (09/07/06)
DIEHLSTADT - Pallbearers for funeral services held Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Mary Elizabeth Claycomb, 72, who died Sept. 2, 2006, were: Larry Brazel, Ronnie Michael, Doug Heuring, Darrel Watson, Billy Watson and Kenny Wells.
Charles Denning (09/07/06)
Lake in the Hills, Ill. -- Charles E. Denning, 64, died Aug. 11, 2006, following an extended illness. Born May 10, 1942, in Missouri, son of the late F.U. and Ethel Stokes Denning, he lived in the Chicago area. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired 36-year employee of Xerox...
Earl Dawson (09/07/06)
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Lt. Earl Dawson, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Aug. 12, 2006. Born in 1952, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. In June 1987, he began working as police officer with Indiana State University and then completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. In 1995, he was promoted to the detective division of ISU; then in 1997, he was promoted to his recent position of lieutenant and supervised the Uniform Patrol Division and Community Service Officer Program...
Vernon E. Magee (09/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Vernon E. Magee, 72, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 4 p.m. Sept. 6, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 15, 1934, in Crocket County, Tenn., son of the late J.W. and Zora Stinnett Magee, he had lived in Mississippi County near Brewers Lake for 38 years until moving to Sikeston in 1990 and had been employed in farming until ill health forced his retirement in October 1988. He was a member of Wyatt Baptist Church...
John Bloomfield (09/07/06)
SAN ANTONIO - John Harrison Bloomfield, 73, beloved husband and father, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 4, 2006. He was born May 13, 1933, in Sikeston, Mo., where he grew up. John enjoyed a 32-year career with Continental Airlines. He was a man of strong faith, family and integrity. ...
Richard Hutchison (09/07/06)
SIKESTON - Richard Jay Hutchison, 57, died Sept. 6, 2006, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Wallace Peebles (09/07/06)
PINHOOK - Wallace S. Peebles, 79, died at 4:20 a.m. Sept. 7, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Jennie Lou Richards (09/07/06)
SIKESTON - The joy bells of heaven were ringing throughout the heavenly realm because another one of God's precious children was entering Heaven's gates. Jennie Lou "Jenna" Richards had successfully completed her earthly journey in Sikeston, Mo., on Sept. 7, 2006. Her parents, Ray and Willie Richards, together with many other family and friends who preceded Jenna, were excitedly awaiting her arrival in the celestial city...
Sadie Buttry (09/07/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Sadie Buttry, 90, formerly of Stoddard County, died Sept. 5, 2006, at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 29, 1916, in Kinder, daughter of the late John and Myrtle Hill Atchison, she had lived in Puxico before moving to St. Louis 46 years ago...
Ronnie Blair (09/07/06)
GREENBRIER, Ark. -- Dr. Ron E. "Ronnie" Blair, 59, formerly of Catron, Mo., died Sept. 5, 2006, at his home in Greenbrier. Born May 11, 1947 in Catron, son of the late Clifton Edward and Alfredia York Blair, he was a doctor of veterinary medicine having received his degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. ...
Lawrence McCain (09/07/06)
SIKESTON - Lawrence Wesley McCain, 68, died at 5 p.m. Sept. 6, 2006, at the emergency room of Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 13, 1938, in Sikeston, to the late Ernest and Fern Goetz McCain, he was owner and operator of McCain's Construction Company and attended the New Life Chapel of the First United Methodist Church...
L. Hemba Young (09/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Lowell Hemba Young, 94, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at his home surrounded by friends and family. Hemba was born May 16, 1912, near Purvis, Miss., to George Washington Young and Laura Caroline Hemba Young. He graduated from Mississippi Southern College with a BS in math and social studies. ...
Leota Smiley (09/14/06)
BERNIE - Leota Mae Smiley, 76, died Sept. 9, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 27, 1930, at Parma, daughter of the late Ira Ernest and Lora Mae Rayburn Lambert, she was a homemaker and affiliated with Sugar Tree General Baptist Church...
Sam Sinyard Jr. (09/14/06)
HOLCOMB -- James "Sam" Sinyard Jr., 59, died Sept. 11, 2006, at the Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton, Ill. Born Sept. 23, 1948, in Hawkinsville, Ga., he was raised by his grandparents, the late William and Maybelle Sinyard. He lived most of his life in Georgia before moving to Holcomb nine years ago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Vietnam War...
Guadalupe Gonzales (09/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Guadalupe Gonzales, 86, died Sept. 13, 2006, at his home in Sikeston, following in extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Gary Jines (09/14/06)
DEXTER - Gary Dale Jines, 61, formerly of Risco, died Sept. 11, 2006, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center at Dexter. Born Nov. 10, 1944, at Poplar Bluff, to Mabel Hinrichs Jines Lancaster of Risco and the late Ulice W. Jines, he was a retired agri-pilot, a member of First Baptist Church in Risco and a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served during the Vietnam War...
Vonree Crockett (09/14/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Vonree Camille Crockett, 95, died Sept. 13, 2006 at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Arrangements are incomplete at this time with DeLisle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dickie Ash (09/14/06)
MARSTON -- Richard Dell "Dickie" Ash, 60, died Sept. 12, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 18, 1945, he was the son of Mary Ella Ford Poore of New Madrid and the late Samuel Laudell Ash. On Dec. 21, 1963, at Evergreen Baptist Church, he married Hilda "Louise" Ash who survives of the home...
Evelyn Ward (09/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Evelyn L. Ward, 71, formerly of Morehouse, died at 3:25 a.m. Sept. 14, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Loy Slinkard (09/14/06)
BERNIE -- Loy Emerson Slinkard, 81, died Sept. 12, 2006, at Bernie. Born Sept. 16, 1924, at Marble Hill, son of the late Jerome and Blanche Pair Slinkard, he was a school teacher and had served for 11 years as principal of Bernie Elementary School until his retirement...
Millie Jarrell (09/14/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Millie Jarrell, 85, who died Sept. 10, 2006, were: Phillip Jarrell, Larry Barnett, Kevin Lewis, Alvin Bess, Morris Hampton, Richard Oliver and Don Rhodes...
Guadalupe Gonzales (09/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Guadalupe Gonzales, 86, died at 8:19 p.m. Sept. 13, 2006, at his home. Born April 9, 1920, in Pintada, N.M., son of the late Flavain and Guadalupe Baca, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of the first Assembly of God Church and worked at Lambert's Cafe until retirement...
Velma Martin (09/15/06)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Velma H. Martin died Sept. 8, 2006. Born in Sikeston, Mo., she moved to Arizona in 1968. Her husband, John S. Martin, preceded her in death. Survivors include: one daughter, Billie Pearson of Phoenix; one grandson, Loren R. Shirk and his wife, Jennifer Rose, of Chandler; and two great-...
Evelyn Ward (09/15/06)
MOREHOUSE -- Evelyn Louise Ward, 71, died at 3:25 a.m. Sept. 14, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 14, 1934, at Bernie, daughter of the late Clarence Hubert and Nettie Lee Beggs Young, she had worked for 23 years at the International Shoe Factory and later at Drury Inn in Sikeston...
Wava Gillespie (09/15/06)
DEXTER - Wava Gillespie, 70, died Sept. 14, 2006, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Camille Crockett (09/15/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Vonree Camille Crockett, 95, died Sept. 13, 2006, at Twin River Medical Center in Kennett. Born May 6, 1911, at Marston, daughter of the late Claude and Pearl Hodges Schoolfield, she was a long-time resident of Portageville and had resided the past three years at Gideon Residential Care Center. ...
Dorothy Bruce (09/15/06)
CHARLESTON -- Dorothy Bihr Bruce, 59, died at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 16, 1947, in St. Louis, her parents were the late Frank and Mary Sue Ragsdale Bihr. Following her graduation from Charleston High School, she attended Christian College in Columbia and was then employed with the Hartzfield Department Store in Columbia. ...
Wava Gillespie (09/17/06)
DEXTER - Wava Lee Gillespie, 70, died Sept. 14, 2006, at her home. Born March 6, 1936, in rural Dexter, to Ruth Allstun Larsen of Bloomfield and the late William Norvel Larsen, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and volunteered at the Bootheel Youth Camp...
Murtin Steward (09/17/06)
PUXICO - Murtin M. Stewart, 85, died Sept. 13, at the Bay Medical Center in Bay City, Mich. Born Aug. 7, 1921, in Puxico, to the late Jesse Columbus and Lulah Venita Maddox Steward, he enlisted into the Civilian Conservation Corps and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Italy, France and Germany during World War II. He worked as an assembly man and fork lift operator for General Motors in Pontiac, Mich., and after retirement lived in Waterford and West Branch, Mich., and Homasassa, Fla...
Dickie Ash (09/17/06)
MARSTON -- Pallbearers for services held Friday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid for Richard Dell "Dickie" Ash, 60, who died Sept. 12, 2006, were: Mark Ash, Grant Ash, Casey Ash, Billy Clayton, Barry Ash, Wayne Guthrie, Ben David Ashley and Jeff Thomason...
James Spivey (09/17/06)
WEST COVINA, Calif. -- James C. Spivey Sr., 79, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 24, 2006, in West Covina. Born June 25, 1927, he was the son of the late Armel and Jewel Ralph Spivey. His wife, Carmen Spivey, preceded him in death. One son, James C. Spivey Jr., also preceded him in death...
Doris Burton (09/06/06)
MATTHEWS - Pallbearers for services to be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Doris Burton, 78, who died Sept. 4, 2006, will be: Brian Burton, Eric Burton, Matt Burton, Ben Burton, Gabe Potashnick and Timmy Farrenburg. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jack Plunk, Rick Towery, Eric Towery, Joe Mooney, Ronnie McMillen and Darrell Stovall II...
Muriel McQuary (09/06/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter for Muriel Joy McQuary, 72, who died on Sept. 3, 2006, were: Jeff Hoehn, Mike Deen, Randy Leet, Reggie Greer, Tim Hollmann and Tod Gregory.
W.H. Newman (09/06/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services held at 11 a.m. today at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel for the Rev. William Herschell Newman, 87, who died Sept. 2, 2006, were: Matt Newman, Gary Barker, the Rev. Jerry Adams, Matt Bolen, Ron Graviett and the Rev. Tom McCanless...
Lillie Haynes (09/06/06)
ULLIN, Ill. - Lillie Mae Haynes 79, died Sept. 4, 2006, at her home. Born Dec. 26, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Tony and Magnolia Wright, she had lived in Illinois since 1977. She was a member and usher of Ollie Grove Baptist Church in Wilson City...
Billy Groves (09/06/06)
BELLEVIEW - Billy Junious "June" Groves, 75, formerly of Bertrand, died at 4:45 a.m. Sept. 1, 2006, at the Belleview Valley Nursing Center. Born May 12, 1932, in Mississippi County, to the late William Carter and Althea Singleton Grove, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was employed in farming and was of the Protestant belief...
Danny Gore (09/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Daniel Keith "Danny" Gore, 43, died at 12:25 a.m. Sept. 4, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 19, 1962, in Wyatt, to Freda Mae Imogene Lumsden Gore of East Prairie and the late Loren Alfred Gore, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was employed by Scott Bell Farms...
Howard Zimmerman (09/22/06)
BERNIE -- Howard Houston Zimmerman, 89, died Sept. 20, 2006, in the Malden Nursing Center at Malden. Born Dec. 14, 1916, at Bernie, son of the late John Ernest and Nora Ethel McGowen Zimmerman, he was a farmer and lifelong resident of Bernie where he attended the Bernie Nazarene Church...
Pat Patterson (09/22/06)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - James "Pat" Patterson, 66, formerly of Gray Ridge, died at 12:45 p.m. Sept. 20, 2006, at St. Lucie Medical Center. Born Nov. 24, 1941, in Advance, son of the late Victor and Marie Bess Patterson, he was a self-employed carpenter and attended school at Gray Ridge. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in St. Lucie...
Noel New (09/22/06)
CAMPBELL - Noel Owen New, 76, died Sept. 21, 2006, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born April 1, 1930, in Leachville, Ark., to the late Mose and Ruby Hood New, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the First Baptist Church of Malden. On Sept. 6, 1953, he married Dolly Lou Lively, who survives of the home...
Sylvia Stickles (09/22/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted on Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Sylvia Stickles, 93, who died on Sept. 19, 2006, were: Jim Hoppes, Roy Stickles, Mike Pullum, Steve Watkins, Darrell Penberthy and Rick Watkins...
Wilena Tompkins (09/22/06)
DEXTER - Wilena Tompkins, 62, died Sept. 21, 2006, at the Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington. Born April 21, 1944, in Dexter, to the late William Cletus and Julia "Ma" Menley Denkins, she lived most of her life in Dexter and was of the Baptist belief...
Charles Grojean (09/22/06)
NEW HAMBURG - Charles Grojean, 86, died Sept. 21, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Chaffee is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Earl Walker (09/22/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Earl R. Walker, 92, died at 6:25 a.m. Sept. 22, 2006, at his home in Scott City. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Guadalupe Gonzales (09/18/06)
SIKESTON -- Guadalupe Gonzales, 86, died at 8:19 p.m. Sept. 13, 2006, at his home. Born April 9, 1920, in Pintada, N.M., son of the late Flavain and Guadalupe Gonzales, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of the first Assembly of God Church and worked at Lambert's Cafe until retirement...
Joyce Griffin (09/18/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Joyce Anita Griffin, 66, died at 4:30 a.m. Sept. 18, 2006, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Harry L. Gremore (09/18/06)
SIKESTON - Harry L. Gremore, 83, died Sept. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 19, 1922, in Lilbourn, son of the late W.H. and Bessie Taylor Gremore, he was the owner and manger of Gremore Lime and Fertilizer Co. in Catron for many years and was a long-time member of the First Christian Church of Sikeston...
John W. Cross (09/01/06)
CHARLESTON -- John Wayne Cross, 44, died at 3:40 p.m. Aug. 31, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 6, 1961, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late John W. and Mary Lois Sheckell Cross, he moved to Charleston in 2001 after having lived in Wyatt most of his life. He was employed by his friend, Elvin Barker, in construction as a roofer...
Paul Stewart (09/01/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Paul Erwin Stewart, 20, died Aug. 30, 2006, in a motorcycle accident on State Highway W in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 19, 1985, in Cape Girardeau, son of Mark Stewart and Lizabeth Boone. He and Michelle King were married July 24, 2004, in Jackson...
Philip Rinehart II (09/29/06)
CHAFFEE -- Philip O. Rinehart II, 65, died at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1941, at Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Philip O. and Pauline Snowden Rinehart, he retired as line supervisor from Lonestar Gas Co. in Bryan, Texas. A member of Grace United Methodist Church in Rockview, he was also a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Merl Keefer (09/29/06)
SIKESTON - Merl Fred Keefer, 80, died at 10:22 p.m. Sept. 27, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 19, 1925, near Vanduser, to the late Fred and Carrie Griffith Keefer, he lived most of his life in Sikeston where he had worked as a furniture salesman for both Lewis and Kingsway Furniture Companies. ...
Jim Owens (09/29/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - James Harlin "Jim" Owens Sr., 68, died at 10:50 a.m. Sept. 28, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Deborah Lovins (09/29/06)
MARSTON -- Deborah Lois Lovins, 51, died Sept. 27, 2006, at her home in Marston. Born Sept. 2, 1955, in Gideon, she was the daughter of John Sherrod of Covington, Tenn., and Lois Cotner Crumley of Marston. On Nov. 25, 1972, in Marston, she married Danny Lovins, who survives of the home...
Charles Meunier (09/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Charles Lloyd Meunier, 84, died at 10:57 a.m. Sept. 28, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 6, 1922, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Charles Thomas and Dora Sweat Meunier, he served in the U.S. Army Infantry, Patton's 3rd Army during World War II, entering the service in November 1942. ...
Lillie Baltimore (09/29/06)
PUXICO - Lillie Baltimore, 80, formerly of Wappapello and Hillsboro, died Sept. 28, 2006, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born July 12, 1926, at Neeleyville, daughter of the late Pleas J. and Freeona Miller Oakes, since 1994 she had lived in Puxico where she was a member of the Puxico General Baptist Church. She was a retired licensed practical nurse from CNA...
Phillip Rinehart (09/28/06)
CHAFFEE -- Philip Rinehart, 65, died Sept. 27, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
David Grayson (09/28/06)
SIKESTON - David Lynn Grayson, 44, died at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 8, 1961, in St. Louis, son of Leonard Grayson of Sikeston and the late Dortha Marie Peters Grayson, he had been employed as a chef for the Sikeston Country Club and Applebee's Restaurant...
William T. Banks (09/28/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- William Thomas Banks, 88, died Sept. 27, 2006, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center. Born April 27, 1918, son of the late Henry and Millie Reagan Banks, he grew up in Bollinger County. A retired machinist, he spent most of his life in Bloomfield...
Deborah Lovins (09/28/06)
MARSTON - Deborah Lovins, 51, died Sept. 27, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Mary Sisney (09/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Mary Sisney, 77, died Sept. 27, 2006, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Dec. 21, 1928, in Duck Hill, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Jess and Alice Northern Waters. Survivors include: three sons, Marvin Walls of the state of Connecticut, Joe Walls of Sikeston and Tommy Walls of Bryant, Ark.; five daughters, Ida Louise O'Neal of Bunker, Brenda Reynolds, Mary Spreckelmeyer and Janie Walls of Sikeston and Dee Smith of Essex; two brothers, James Waters of Charleston and Robert Waters of Campbell; three sisters, Ellen Aikens of Keiser, Ark., Ella Cashion of Campbell and Marie Ward of Osceola, Ark.; and 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.. ...
John Kelley (09/28/06)
SIKESTON - John Berkley Kelley, 59, died at 3:20 p.m. Sept. 27, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 3, 1946, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late Theodore E. and Gladys Flo Healy Kelley Sr., he worked in car sales at Jarvis Motor Co. and SEMO Motors. He also owned Kelley Motor Co. ...
Louretta Giltz (09/28/06)
CHARLESTON -- Louretta Burke Giltz, 92, died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 at her residence in Charleston. She was born Sept. 27, 1914, in Blodgett, to the late Emmett Taylor and Lena Burks Burke. She had lived in Charleston most of her life, playing high school basketball as a Blue Jay. ...
Lois Reeves (09/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Lois E. Evans Reeves, 87, died at 6:15 a.m. Sept. 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 28, 1918, in the Dogwood community of Mississippi County, daughter of the late James E. and Myrtle Bell Hurley Evans, she had lived in the Charleston area most of her life and moved to Sikeston a number of years ago. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and had attended the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Samuel Hardin Jr. (09/28/06)
MALDEN -- Samuel Sanford Hardin Jr., 80, died Sept. 26, 2006, at the Golden Living Center. Born July 4, 1926, at Clinton, Ark., son of the late Samuel Sanford and Nellie Whitworth Hardin Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In 1963, at Kennett, he married Pauline Wren who survives of the home...
Estelle Oliver (09/28/06)
MOREHOUSE - V. Estelle Oliver, 80, died at 9:25 p.m. Sept. 26, 2006, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 14, 1926, at Morehouse, to the late John and Jennie Frasier Nimmo, she was a housewife. The former owner and operator of Oliver's Market in Morehouse, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Kathleen Mehler (09/28/06)
MELBOURNE, Fla. - Kathleen "Jean" Frazier Mehler, 84, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 10:25 a.m. Sept. 25, 2006, at the Life Care Center in Melbourne. Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Success, Ark., to the late W.C. and Beatrice McCracken Frazier, she grew up in Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. ...
Merl Keefer (09/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Merl Keefer, 80, died at 10:22 p.m. Sept. 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Cotton Lowes (09/28/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Loel E. "Cotton" Lowes, 79, died Sept. 26, 2006 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Charles and Helen Norvell Lowes, he had owned and operated Southeast Missouri Glass Co. in Sikeston since the early 1960s. He was an avid fisherman and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, Sikeston Eagles, Cape Girardeau Elks and Trinity Lutheran Men's Club at Egypt Mills...
Bobbie Tate (09/27/06)
FRANKFORD, Del. - Bobbie J. Tate, 71, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 9, 1934, in Sikeston, to the late Robert E. and Ressie Tate, he was a 1954 Sikeston High School graduate. He retired after 20 years service as staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, where he served with the Special Investigations Group...
Harold Lawson (09/27/06)
ESSEX -- Harold Lawson, 68, died Sept. 26, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 8, 1938, in Wise County, Va., son of the late Paul and Gladys Marie Robinett Lawson, he was a former automobile mechanic and affiliated with the Harvest Assembly of God Church in Essex...
James McFerrin (09/27/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - James McFerrin, 82, died Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 28, 1924, at Perkins, Ark., he was the son of the late John and Veola Randolph McFerrin. On June 30, 1999, at Grand Rapids, Mich., he married Rozetta Fields who survives of the home...
Jessie McClinton (09/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Jessie James McClinton Jr., 58, died Sept. 24, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 24, 1948, in Sunflower, Miss., son of Clara McClinton of Haywood City and the late Jessie McClinton Sr., he was a farm worker for many years and of the Baptist belief...
Katie Horton (09/27/06)
CHARLESTON -- Evelyn "Katie" Horton, 41, died Sept. 21, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1964, in rural Charleston, daughter of Mary L. Riggins of Charleston and the late Elbert Horton Sr., she was a lifelong resident of Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Estelle Oliver (09/27/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Estelle Oliver, 80, formerly of Morehouse, died Sept. 26, 2006, at the Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday...
Louretta Glitz (09/27/06)
CHARLESTON - Louretta Burke Giltz, 92, died at 5:20 a.m. Sept. 27, 2006, at her home in Charleston. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Charleston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday under the direction of McMikle Funeral Home...
Cotton Lowes (09/27/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Loel E. "Cotton" Lowes, 79, died Sept. 26, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home of Cape Girardeau.
Dora Gooden (09/27/06)
ST. LOUIS - Dora Lee Gooden, 95, formerly of Charleston, died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Pillars of North County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Florissant. Born Feb. 29, 1911, in Marianna, Ark., daughter of the late Frenchie and Emma Jamerson English, she lived for over 81 years in Missouri. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston where she was a former Sunday school teacher and member of the usher board...
Dottie Jungers (09/26/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Dorothy P. "Dottie" Jungers, 73, died at 6:50 p.m. Sept. 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Nov. 27, 1932, in Bell City, daughter of the late Leonard Lester and Lynn May Jones Workman, she was an admitting clerk at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City...
Verlean Pippins (09/26/06)
BERNIE -- Verlean Marie Pippins, 76, died Sept. 24, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born June 29, 1930, at Bernie, daughter of the late Jessie Henry and Ollie Moring Craft, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On May 22, 1952, at Piggott, Ark., she married Arthur Alta Pippins who preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1996...
Harold Lawson (09/26/06)
ESSEX - Harold R. Lawson, 68, died Sept. 26, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Veronica Stricklin (09/25/06)
SIKESTON - Veronica Diane Stricklin, 56, died Sept. 23, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 28, 1950, at East Prairie, to the late Earl and Pauline Ledgrate Faire, she lived most of her life in Sikeston. Survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Crystal Shanks of San Francisco and Angela and Chris Payne of Cape Girardeau; four brothers, Eddie Faire of Newton, Iowa, Darrel Faire of Jackson, Ronnie Faire of Carpentersville, Ill. ...
Pauline Lee (09/25/06)
BELL CITY - Pauline Marie Lee, 90, died Sept. 23, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 18, 1915, at Painton, daughter of the late Allijah and Emma Millis Sears, she was a graduate of Advance High School, a homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Garrett Williams (09/25/06)
ALLENVILLE -- Garrett Kristopher-Troy Williams, 19, died Sept. 24, 2006, in an automobile accident near Whitewater. Born March 13, 1987, son of Edward Gene Williams and Diane Louise Detmer Griffin, both of Allenville, he was a laborer and a member of the Allenville Baptist Church...
Tull A. Garner (09/25/06)
GRAVOIS MILLS -- Tull A. Garner, 83, died Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. Born May 19, 1923, in Promise Land, Ark., son of the late Marion and Fannie Garner, he was a porter for General Motors in St. Louis for 30 years. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Wilene Tompkins (09/25/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Wilena Tompkins, 62, who died Sept. 21, 2006, were: Rick Reynolds, Donnie Reynolds, Chip Gore, Kip Denkins, Jesse, Flores and David Denkins...
Kathryn Chapin (09/25/06)
DUDLEY - Kathryn E. Chapin, formerly of Kansas City, died Sept. 23, 2006, at her home. Born in Fairfield, Ill., to the late Cleve and Ida Whittington Orr, she was a member of the Holmeswood Baptist Church in Kansas City. On Dec. 23, 1943, she married Lawrence E. Chapin, who survives of the home...
Verlean Pippins (09/25/06)
BERNIE -- Verlean Pippins, 76, died Sept. 25, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Lucas Georger (09/25/06)
ADVANCE -- Lucas William Georger, 88, died Sept. 22, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 16, 1917, son of the late Charles and Louise Schoen Georger, he farmed for over 40 years in the Advance area. Upon retirement he started a Christmas tree farm and also raised and sold blackberries for many years. ...