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Obituaries from October 2006

Bud Thompson (10/09/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lawrence E. "Bud" Thompson, 72, died Oct. 6, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 7, 1933, in Kansas City, son of the late Lawrence Leroy and Ruth Marion Grandestff Thompson, he worked as a night watchman at the Military Academy in Lexington before moving to Portageville...
Ellen Tucker (10/09/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Martha Ellen Thompson Tucker, 47, died Oct. 7, 2006, at the home of Alec and Sarah Poff in Blue Springs. Born Sept. 2, 1929, in Big Sandy, Tenn., to William Mack McNary and Effie Mac Aikins Thompson, she was graduated from Union University in 1964, and taught school 38 years including 35 years in the East Prairie School Systems. ...
Dorothy Everly (10/09/06)
GAMALIEL, Ark. - Dorothy Mae Everly, 82, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Oct. 7, 2006, at the Care Manor Nursing Center in Mountain Home. Born April 26, 1924, at Cleveland, Okla., daughter of the late Francis M. and Stella Oliphant Cross White, she moved to Gamaliel in 1975. She worked at the Baxter Manor Nursing Home as a dietitian and attend the Gamaliel Baptist Church...
Helen Barker (10/09/06)
DEXTER - Helen Barker, 88, died Oct. 8, 2006, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Paul D. Bryzeal (10/09/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Paul "Paul D." Bryzeal, 80, died at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 8, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Phillip Talley (10/09/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Phillip Talley, 28, died Oct. 6, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1977, at Dexter, to Lou and Joy Talley of Malden, he worked at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Risco and a guest member of the Malden VFW...
Arnell McFerren (10/13/06)
NORTH LILBOURN -- Arnell Walker McFerren, 87, died Oct. 11, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 9, 1919, in Summerville, Tenn., daughter of the late Lucius and Callie Rose Culpepper Walker, she was a retired teacher aide for Head Start in Howardville and member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn where she served as a Sunday school teacher, president of the Usher Board, was a member of the Mother's Board and a member of the "Heaven-...
Inez Stafford (10/13/06)
DEXTER -- Inez Stafford, 78, died Oct. 12, 2006, at the Golden Living Center. Born April 7, 1928, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Willard and Vada Dale Stafford, she had lived most of her life in the Dexter area and attended the Essex General Baptist Church...
David Cairns (10/13/06)
SIKESTON - David Cairns, 38, died Oct. 11, 2006, at his home. Born July 15, 1968, in Litchfield, Ill., son of Gerald Cairns of Benld, Ill., and the late Becky Matthews Cairns, he worked as a supervisor for Alpine Engineering at Litchfield. In addition to his father, survivors include: a special friend, Patty Perez of the home; two brothers, Gerald Cairns Jr. and Randy Cairns, both of Gillespie, Ill.; and two sisters, Kathleen Fite of Mount Olive, Ill. and Brenda Kitchens of Chattanooga, Tenn...
Stella Gisi (10/13/06)
DEXTER - Stella Gisi, 77, died Oct. 12, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Norvell Adams (10/13/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Norvell Taylor Adams, 92, died Oct. 13, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Isobel Gerdes (10/13/06)
CHARLESTON - Isobel Gerdes, D.O., 92, died at 1:56 p.m. Oct. 11, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Feb. 1, 1914 in Lawrence, Mass. to the late Louis M. and Isabell Hinchcliff Eidam. Following her graduation from the College of Osteopathy in Kirksville she and her husband, John J. ...
Jo Ann Kestner (10/22/06)
DUDLEY - Jo Ann Kestner, 76, died Oct. 20, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 10, 1930, in Dudley, daughter of the late Fonzie and Mabel Ann Funkhouser Griffin, she was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Grove Community Church...
Mary Todd (10/22/06)
WYATT -- Mary Allene Brown Todd, 84, died at 10 a.m. Oct. 20, 2006, at her home. Born May 3, 1922, in Wyatt, daughter of the late John Joseph and Maggie Bell Goode Brown, she had lived her entire life in Wyatt where she was a lifetime member of the Wyatt Methodist Church until it closed after which she became a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church. ...
Lucy Brooks (10/22/06)
SIKESTON - Lucy Miner Brooks, 80, died Oct. 17, 2006, at her home. Born June 29, 1926, in Stanton, Tenn., daughter of the late Glover and Clara Greene Williams, she was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sikeston. On Oct. 23, 1945, at Ridgeley, Tenn., she married Charles "Sam"Brooks, who preceded her in death March 11, 1983...
Dola Benson (10/22/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dola Mae Benson, 86, died at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 2006, at her home. Born Dec. 22, 1919, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James William and Mary Frances Smith Cantrell, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie where she worked at Beauton's Drug Store for a number of years and then was employed as a driver for Mississippi County Transit until her retirement. She had attended the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Lillian Powell (10/22/06)
SIKESTON -- Lillian Powell, 70, died Oct. 20, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 27, 1936, in Portageville, daughter of the late Alfred and Polly DeTie Simmons Sr., she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church and had owned and operated Powells Daycare in her home for many years...
Mary M. Brown (10/22/06)
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Mary M. Brown, 78, died Oct. 16, 2006 in Las Cruces. Born Oct. 6, 1926, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Julia Hamby. Her husband, Ervin J. Brown, preceded her in death. Survivors include: three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dennis and Joanne Brown of Westchester, Pa., Brian L. ...
Brenda Duncan (10/22/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for service conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Brenda Duncan, 53, who died Oct. 17, 2006, were: Brent Wood, Anthony Palmer, Ryan McDaniel, John Alternatt, Kevin King and Gale Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were: Leon, Richard, Tony, James and Mike Pullum...
Janet Faries (10/22/06)
SOMERVILLE, Tenn. - Janet Faries, 75, died Oct. 19, 2006, at Memphis. Born July 12, 1931, in Portageville, Mo., to the late Ford and Alma Louise Hall Brodhacker, she held two master's degree and was a member of DAR. She authored a book, "The Other Room" and worked as a drug and alcohol counselor until her retirement...
Kimberly Myers (10/09/06)
SIKESTON - Kimberly Myers, 45, died Oct. 6, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday...
Maxine Armstrong (10/09/06)
LUBBOCK, Texas - Maxine Armstrong, 90, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 8, 2006, at her daughter's home in Lubbock. Maxine was born October 16, 1915, in Morley, Mo., the daughter of the late William Ward and Maude Estell May Daughtery. A member of the First United Methodist Church of Sikeston, her interests included knitting, golf and playing cards with her valued and long time friends. ...
Bill Bentley (10/09/06)
SIKESTON - Bill Lee Bentley, 72, formerly of Chaffee, died Oct. 7, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, where he spent his last years and was loved dearly. A special thank you because he loved them dearly. Born June 8, 1934, at Scott City, to Ardello William and Lucille Maude Riehn Bentley, he worked as a maintenance man for Jewish Hospital in St. ...
Mary Pool (10/09/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mary Euvon Pool, 69, died Oct. 6, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 15, 1937, in Cleburne County (Ark.), daughter of the late Fred and Mary Brock Hester, she was a homemaker and had lived in Dexter for 22 years before moving three years ago to Cape Girardeau where she was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church...
Helen Barker (10/10/06)
DEXTER -- Helen Elizabeth Barker, 87, died Oct. 8, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care. Born Oct. 19, 1918, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Elmer and Mabel Sitton Williamson, she was a member of the Vinson General Baptist Church near Bernie. She had been a former volunteer with the Dexter Senior Center (O.A.K.S.) and a cook for the Bernie school system...
Mayme Smith (10/10/06)
MORLEY - Pallbearers for the services to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Mayme O. Smith, 94, who died Oct. 7, 2006, will be: Howard Peridore, Bob Patterson, Charles Parks, Jim Barber, Charles Evans and Stan Banderman...
Mary Pool (10/10/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the service conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Mary Euvon Pool, 69, who died Oct. 6, 2006, were: David Hankins, Scott Hankins, T.J. Smith, Daniel Smith, David Morgan and Gene Pyle.
Lonnie Belcher (10/10/06)
DEXTER - Lonnie Belcher, 34, died Oct. 9, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Kimberley Myers (10/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Kimberley Myers, 45, died Oct. 6, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 19, 1961, in Sikeston, daughter of Clara Myers of Sikeston, she was a dietitian for the Chaffee Nursing Center, worked at Farmers Kitchen at Charleston and during tax season worked for H&R Block...
Lonnie R. Belcher (10/11/06)
DEXTER -- Lonnie R. Belcher, 34, died Oct. 9, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 8, 1972, at Dexter, son of Nellie Jo Ann Cookson Belcher of Dexter and the late Vernon Leon Belcher, he was employed at Dexter Ag Service Inc. in Dexter...
Jerry Thomure (10/11/06)
LEAWOOD, Kan. - Jerry Allen Thomure, 40, died Oct. 9, 2006, in Leawood. Born May 5, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Alice Clark Thomure of Cape Girardeau and the late Jerry D. Thomure, he was a 1984 graduate of Central High School and Stage One Beauty School in Cape Girardeau. He was employed by Hair Inc., as a hairdresser in Overland Park. His home church was Gospel Assembly in Sikeston, Mo...
Karl Bryzeal (10/11/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Karl Paul Dee Bryzeal, 80, died at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 8, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 4, 1926, in East Prairie, son of the late Claude and Julia Long Berry, he lived all of his life in East Prairie, where he was a member of the First Christian Church, having received a certificate for 47 years of perfect attendance on Sept. 24, 2006...
Joe Tate (10/11/06)
ORAN -- James "Joe" Tate, 89, died Oct. 10, 2006, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Thursday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oran Baptist Church.
Lucy Brooks (10/18/06)
SIKESTON - Lucy Brooks, 80, died Oct. 17, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston. .
Max Spoon (10/18/06)
CHARLESTON - Max H. Spoon, 81, died at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Billy Chandler (10/18/06)
TEXARKANA, Ark. - Billy Gene Chandler, 41, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Oct. 17, 2006, at Texarkana. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Sanden Richardson (10/18/06)
WYATT - Sanden Benjamin Richardson, 27, died Oct. 16, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 26, 1979, at LaMirada, Calif., to Phillip Allen Little of Las Vegas and Suzey Mangum Richardson of Wyatt, he lived most of his life in Las Vegas and the state of Oregon and had been employed as a chef before moving to Wyatt in 2006...
Sam Fodge (10/18/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Earnest Sammie "Sam" Fodge, 78, who died Oct. 14, 2006, were: Donald Fodge, Vyron Fodge, Tim Fodge, Jason Presley, Darren Fisher and Brandon Harper. Honorary pallbearers were: Donald Lewis Fodge, Sam Fodge and Zach Fisher...
Mary Vinson (10/17/06)
CHARLESTON - Mary Loucretia "Mary Lou" Vinson, 66, died at 8:50 a.m. Oct. 15, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 21, 1940, at Charleston, to the late Elmer William "Mike" and Pauline Christina Hart Thurman, she lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church...
Mary McCoy (10/17/06)
DEXTER - Mary Ann Koechner McCoy, 51, died Oct. 16, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 16, 1955, in Dexter, to the late Joseph and Rita Kinkel Koechner, she had worked at Inland Shoe Company and Media Press in both Dexter and Sikeston...
Sanden Richardson (10/18/06)
WYATT - Sanden Benjamin Richardson, 27, died Oct. 16, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 26, 1979, at LaMirada, Calif., to Phillip Allen Little of Las Vegas and Suzey Mangum Richardson of Wyatt, he lived most of his life in Las Vegas and the state of Oregon and had been employed as a chef before moving to Wyatt in 2006...
John Thomure (10/17/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - John Earl Thomure, 72, died at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 9, 1934, in East Prairie, to the late Orville William and Georgia Anderson Thomure, he live most of his life in East Prairie. He was an operating engineer with Union Local 513 and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Flo Adkins (10/12/06)
SOMONAUK, Ill. -- Flo Adkins, 95, formerly of LaForge, Mo., died Oct. 7, 2006, in Somonauk. Born Oct. 3, 1911, in Harmony, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John A. and Lura Porter Adkins. Survivors include: one brother, John A. Adkins Jr. of Merced, Calif. and her sister-in-law and caretaker, Doris Adkins of Somonauk, of the home...
James Tate (10/12/06)
ORAN - James Joseph Tate, 89, died at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 3, 1917, at the home on Bement Hill in Bement, son of the late Joseph and Lydia Ward Tate, he was a farmer for most of his adult life. He also owned Joe's Carpet Service, from which he retired. For more than 50 years he was a member of the Oran First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in France and Germany...
Ellen Tucker (10/12/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Martha Ellen Thompson Tucker, 77, died Oct. 7, 2006, at the home of Alec and Sarah Poff in Blue Springs. Born Sept. 2, 1929, in Big Sandy, Tenn., to William Mack McNary and Effie Mac Aikins Thompson, she was graduated from Union University in 1954, and taught school 38 years including 35 years in the East Prairie School Systems. ...
Christopher Slavings (10/12/06)
ORAN -- Christopher Ryan Slavings, 23, formerly of Hayti, died Oct. 8, 2006, in Oran. Born July 7, 1983, in Hayti, son of Michael James Slavings Sr. of Hayti and Deborah Ann Ward DePung of Farmington, he was a welder and a member of the Significant Grace Apostolic Grace Church in Sikeston...
Shirley Kirkland (10/12/06)
DEXTER - Shirley Kirkland, 73, died Oct. 11, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born July 22, 1933, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Herbert and Zora Jeeter Brown, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Stella M. Gisi (10/15/06)
DEXTER - Stella M. Gisi, 77, died Oct. 12, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 24, 1929, in Essex, to the late Edmond P. and Mary Iva Morrison Gisi, for many years she was a bookkeeper for the Stoddard County ASCS office in Bloomfield. She volunteered at the Dexter Nutrition Center, was a member of the Dexter Eagles 4062 and affiliated with the New Hope General Baptist Church in Essex...
Norvell Adams (10/15/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Norvell Taylor Adams, 92, died Oct. 13, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Aug. 18, 1914, in Portageville, to the late Louie Alfred and Maggie Phillips Adams, he was a retired custodian from the Portageville School District and a member of the First Baptist Church...
Clara Myers (10/15/06)
SIKESTON - Clara E. Myers, 75, died Oct. 13, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Feb. 8, 1931, in Akron, Ohio, to the late John and Gertrude Weatherspoon Myers, she was a longtime employee of Missouri Delta Community Medical Center and attended the Cowboy Church in Sikeston...
Robert Summers (10/15/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Robert D. Summers, 70, died at 2 a.m. Oct. 13, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Sam Fodge (10/15/06)
SIKESTON - Earnest Sammie "Sam" Fodge, 78, formerly of Blodgett, died Oct. 14, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 28, 1928, in Kewanee, to the late Louis and Fannie Fodge, he was a self-employed home repair contractor and a member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church...
Glen E. Parks (10/15/06)
MORLEY - Glen E. Parks, 68, died at 10:13 p.m. Oct. 13, 2006, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in New Morley Cemetery at Morley...
Jack Spoon (10/19/06)
CHARLESTON - Max Herbert "Jack" Spoon, 81, died at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 2, 1925, in West Plains, he was the son of the late John and Minnie Mize Spoon. In April 1956, he moved to Cleveland where he was employed as a dock worker with Arkansas Best Freight Trucking Co. He retired in 1980 and returned to Charleston in January 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II...
Margaret DeJournett (10/19/06)
DEXTER - Margaret DeJournett, 76, died Oct. 18, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 30, 1930, in Mio, Mich., to the late Henry and Thella Moore Popps, she was a resident of Michigan for 30 years before moving back to Dexter in 1982. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Billy Chandler (10/19/06)
TEXARKANA, Ark. - Billy Gene Chandler, 41, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Oct. 17, 2006, at Texarkana. Born April 13, 1965, in Charleston, to the late Laudy Forrest and Elzetta Jordan Chandler, he had lived a number of years in Texarkana where he was the owner of Chandler Landscaping...
Samuel Branson (10/19/06)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Samuel Lee Branson, 79, formerly of Blodgett, Mo., died Oct. 17, 2006, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
Brenda Duncan (10/19/06)
WEST PLAINS - Brenda Pullum Duncan, 53, formerly of Houston, Mo., died Oct. 17, 2006, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born Dec. 8, 1952, in Bernie, to Oscar Leo and Myrul Loyd Pullum of Essex, she was a medical receptionist for Ozarks Medical Center Urgent Care. She was a student at MSU at West Plains and of the Assembly of God belief...
Lorraine Elias (10/19/06)
CAIRO, Ill. - Lorraine Elias, 84, died Oct. 17, 2006, at the Life Care Center Nursing Home in LaCenter, Ky. Born Sept. 7, 1922, in Cairo, to the late Lafey and Lilly Khourie, she was part owner of the Elias Family Center in Cairo until her retirement. She was a member of Mighty River Regional Worship Center, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the AMICO club and the Alethean Class...
Wanda Thomas (10/19/06)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Wanda Thomas, 72, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 19, 2006, at Bethesda Health Care in Fayetteville. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Marjorie Billington (10/19/06)
KEVIL, Ky. - Marjorie Billington, 83, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 18, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Gloria Frobase (10/19/06)
BENTON - Gloria D. Frobase, 67, died Oct. 18, 2006, at her home after a long battle with cancer. Born April 12, 1939, to the late Marshal and Elizabeth Phipps Haney, she was employed by the Scott County Assessor's office in Benton for 39 years and retired in 1995 to begin a life of travel and adventure. She was a Cadet Girl Scout Leader and was recognized by the Benton Chamber of Commerce as Woman of the Year for her community service...
Lyman Garner (10/08/06)
DEXTER -- Lyman Arthur Garner, 73, died Oct. 6, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 31, 1932, at Dexter, son of the late Bert and Goldie Dillingham Garner, he was a member of the Cane Creek Christian Church near Dexter. He had farmed, co-owned Garner Appliance in Dexter, and served in the U.S. Air Force...
Gary Rowland Sr. (10/08/06)
PARMA -- Pallbearers for the service conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Gary M. Rowland Sr., 58, who died Oct. 3, 2006, were: Terry Blankinship, Brandon Blankinship, Matthew Lewis, Joey Rowland, Shawn Ludwig and Todd Ludwig...
Mayme O. Smith (10/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Mayme O. Smith, 94, died Oct. 7, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 13, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of the late C.E. and Molly Newman Early, she was a member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years and had been employed by International Shoe...
Kim Myers (10/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Kim Myers, 45, died Oct. 6, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Martha Tucker (10/08/06)
BLUE SPRINGS - Martha Ellen Tucker, 77, formerly of East Prairie, died at 4:17 a.m. Oct. 7, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Will MOrris Sr. (10/08/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Will Mason Morris Sr., 97, died Oct. 6, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 25, 1909, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Monroe C. and Flora Bessie Nichols, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County. He owned and operated Morris Grocery and was a member of the St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Evelyn Colbert (10/08/06)
CHAFFEE - Evelyn June Colbert, 77, died Oct. 5, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 11, 1929, at Sturdivant, daughter of the late Home and Grace Harrington Watkins, she was a homemaker and a member of Kinder Chapel General Baptist Church at Kinder...
Bud Thompson (10/08/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lawrence E. "Bud" Thompson, 72, died Oct. 6, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Christopher Daniels (10/08/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Pallbearers for the service conducted Friday at the Bloomfield First General Baptist Church for Christopher Lee Daniels, 16, who died Oct. 2, 2006, were: Chris Wilson, Troy Underwood, Michael Dobbs, Nick Martin, Nicole Rickman and Patrick Varner...
Benjamin Horman (10/08/06)
SILVA -- Benjamin Franklin Horman, 72, died Oct. 4, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1934, at Chaffee, son of the late Frederick Dewey and Mayme Christine Griffin Horman, he was a self-employed farmer and had retired from Dame Lumber Co. in Chaffee where he had worked as a lumber sales clerk. A member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Glennon, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Faye Farmer (10/08/06)
WASHINGTON, Mo. -- Faye Farmer, 76, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 6, 2006, at the St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. Born July 29, 1930, at Canalou, daughter of the late Roy and Ofie Evans Johnson, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the First Baptist Church and retired as an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1985. ...
Mary Dennis (10/20/06)
CHAFFEE - Mary Dennis, 93, died Oct. 19, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
Janet Faries (10/20/06)
SOMERVILLE, Tenn. - Janet Faries died Oct. 19, 2006, in Memphis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville, Mo.
Jo Ann Kestner (10/20/06)
DEXTER - Jo Ann Kestner, 76, died Oct. 20, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Lucy Brooks (10/20/06)
SIKESTON - Lucy Miner Brooks, 80, died Oct. 17, 2006, at her home. Born June 29, 1926, in Stanton, Tenn., daughter of the late Glover and Clara Greene Williams, she was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sikeston. On Oct. 23, 1945, at Ridgeley, Tenn., she married Charles "Sam"Brooks, who preceded her in death March 11, 1983...
Marjorie Billington (10/20/06)
KEVIL, Ky. - Marjorie Lanell Billington, 83, formerly of Malden, Mo., and Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 18, 2006, at her home in Kevil. Born Jan. 14, 1923, at Rose Bud, Ark., to the late David Franklin and Bertha Elizabeth Varner Troxell, she was a homemaker and of the General Baptist belief...
Sam Branson (10/20/06)
JACKSON, Miss. - Samuel Lee Branson, 79, formerly of Blodgett, Mo., died Oct. 17, 2006, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Born Oct. 9, 1927, in Blodgett, to the late John Samuel and Crealia Lee Chapell Branson, he retired after 31 years from Dairyman Inc. and was a member of the Woodville Heights Baptist Church...
Wanda Thomas (10/20/06)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Wanda Jean Thomas, 72, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 19, 2006, at the Bethesda Healthcare Facility in Fayetteville. Born April 12, 1934, in Dexter, to the late Herbert and Daisy Tracer Aarant, she was a housewife and a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Gloria Frobase (10/20/06)
BENTON - Gloria D. Frobase, 67, died Oct. 18, 2006, at her home after a long battle with cancer. Born April 12, 1939, to the late Marshall and Elizabeth Phipps Haney, she was employed by the Scott County ASCS office in Benton for 39 years and retired in 1995 to begin a life of travel and adventure. She was a Cadet Girl Scout Leader and was recognized by the Benton Chamber of Commerce as Woman of the Year for her community service...
Robert Summers (10/16/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Robert Dalton Summers, 70, formerly of Marion, Ill., died at 2: 05 a.m. Oct. 13, 2006, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born April 25, 1936, at Cairo, Ill., to the late Fred Summers and Ida Mae Taylor Summers Hurley, he had lived in East Prairie for the past year, moving from Marion. He retired July 26, 1997, from the Army National Guard as a sergeant and was also a veteran of U.S. Marines...
John Thomure (10/16/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - John Earl Thomure, 70, died at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Mary McCoy (10/16/06)
DEXTER - Mary McCoy, 51, died Oct. 16, 2006, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Leo Curtis (10/16/06)
ORAN - Leo Wylie Curtis, 94, died at 8 a.m. Oct. 15, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 10, 1912, in Johnson County, Ark., he was the son of the late Jessie and Idella Breedlove Curtis. Retiring in 1988, he was a self-employed farmer. On Oct. 25, 1933, in Hagarville, Ark., he married Newell Mary Michelson who preceded him in death on April 3, 1962. He married Wilma Cousins McGowen on Aug. 7, 1963, and she preceded him in death on July 4, 1996...
Inez Stafford (10/16/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Inez Stafford, 78, who died Oct. 12, 2006, were: Randy Stafford, Mike Kimbrle, Tony Stafford, Tom Stafford, Darrell Stafford and Larry Stafford...
Glen E. Parks (10/16/06)
MORLEY - Glen E. Parks, 68, died Oct. 13, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1937, in Sikeston, to the late Henry and Gladys Tina Williams Parks, he was previously employed as a truck driver for Malone and Hyde/ Fleming Foods of Sikeston. After retiring, he worked for Wheeler's of Morley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as staff sergeant...
Joseph Keepers (10/16/06)
DEXTER -- Joseph S. Keepers, formerly of Poplar Bluff, was born Aug. 24, 1916, in Gallup, N.M., to George and Miriam Keepers and passed away at home on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at the age of 90. He moved to Bloomfield when he was 10 years old and graduated from Bloomfield High school in 1935. ...
Mary Vinson (10/16/06)
CHARLESTON - Mary Loucretia "Mary Lou" Thurman Vinson, 66, died Oct. 15, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Lyman Garner (10/06/06)
DEXTER -- Lyman Garner died Oct. 6, 2006, in the Missouri Veterans Home at Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Jimmy Heath Sr. (10/06/06)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. - Jimmy Dale Heath Sr., 73, formerly of the Dogwood Community near East Prairie, Mo., died at 5:25 p.m. Oct. 3 ,2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center in East Prairie. Born Dec. 29, 1932, in Dogwood, son of the late Lewey and Ora Mae Sullivan Heath, he was a retired cattle farmer and buyer and for the past six years had lived in Wickliffe. He was a member of the Dogwood Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War...
Faye Farmer (10/06/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Faye Farmer, 76, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 6, 2006, at the St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday...
Benjamin Horman (10/06/06)
SILVA -- Benjamin Franklin Horman, 72, died Oct. 4, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1934, at Chaffee, son of the late Frederick Dewey and Mayme Christine Griffin Horman, he was a self-employed farmer and had retired from Dame Lumber Co. in Chaffee where he had worked as a lumber sales clerk. A member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Glennon, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Bob Crotts (10/06/06)
MORLEY - Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Bobby Wayne "Bob" Crotts, 68, who died Oct. 4, 2006, will be: David Tolkey, Mike Wickham, Ben Dodson, Terry Johnston, Jamie Parker, Danny Parker and Steve Gross...
Donald W. Baker (10/05/06)
VAN BUREN - Donald W. Baker, 71, died Sept. 28, 2006, at the home of his brother in Hillsdale, Mich. Born. Oct. 3, 1934, in Providence, Ky., to the late William G. and Mable Cavenaugh Baker, he was a truck driver for 45 years and had worked since 1993 for the Ryder Logistics Trucking Company. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union and the Van Buren American Legion...
Bob Crotts (10/05/06)
MORLEY - Bobby "Bob" Wayne Crotts, 68, died Oct. 4, 2006, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Born June 2, 1938, in Lamar, Ark., son of Hollie Terry Crotts of Bertrand and the late Willie H. Crotts, he was a member of Greater Visions Church at Chaffee. A retired farmer and Pentecost minister, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War...
Margie Blankenship (10/05/06)
SCOTT CITY - Margie Marie Blankenship, 81, died at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 4, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 22, 1924, at East Prairie, to the late Virgil Green and Ora Speck Watson, she was a homemaker and for eight years delivered meals for Chaffee Nutrition Center...
Jimmy Heath Sr. (10/05/06)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. - Jimmy Dale Heath Sr., 73, formerly of the Dogwood Community near East Prairie, Mo., died at 5:25 p.m. at the East Prairie Nursing Center in East Prairie. Born Dec. 29, 1932, in Dogwood, son of the late Lewey and Ora Mae Sullivan Heath, he was a retired cattle farmer and buyer and for the past six years had lived in Wickliffe. He was a member of the Dogwood Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War...
Gary Rowland Sr. (10/05/06)
PARMA -- Gary M. Rowland Sr., 58, died Oct. 3, 2006, near Matthews. Born April 10, 1948, in Parma, son of the late Joseph H. and Artie A. Bullman Rowland, he had lived most of his life in Parma where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. A U.S. Army National Guard veteran, he was retired from Noranda Aluminum where he had worked for 29 years. He was currently employed with Monsanto Seed Company in Matthews...
Eugene Fisher (10/05/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Eugene Frederick Fisher, 89, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died at 8:40 p.m. Oct. 4, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 14, 1916, at Phillipy, Tenn., son of the late Dr. Alfred and Mattie Ragon Fisher, he graduated from Hickman, Ky. ...
Christopher Daniels (10/04/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Christopher Lee Daniels, 16, died Oct. 2, 2006, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Bloomfield. Born Sept. 19, 1990, in Poplar Bluff, the son of Donna Daniels of Bloomfield, he attended Bloomfield High School and was planning to play on the Bloomfield basketball team this season. He loved to fish and talk on his computer...
Charlie Sanford (10/04/06)
CHARLESTON - Charlie Sanford, 85, died Oct. 1, 2006, at his home in Charleston. Born May 10, 1921, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Walter and Cora Stevenson Sanford, he had lived in Missouri for over 70 years. Survivors include: two stepsons, Charlie Smith and William Smith of St. Louis; three stepdaughters and a son-in-law, Earline Smith of Rockford, Ill., and Frankie Smith and Ruth Ann and Greg Frazier of Charleston; and a special niece, Anna Reed of Wilson City...
Sarah Brown (10/04/06)
BELL CITY -- Sarah Inace Brown, 90, died Sept. 30, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 19, 1915, in Angie, La., daughter of the late Will and Mary Ellen Moses Banks, she had live for over 50 years in Missouri and was a member of Bethel AME Church in Sikeston...
John McFall Jr. (10/04/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- John Blanchard McFall Jr., 86, died at 8:12 a.m. Oct. 3, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Born March 4, 1920, at Elizabethtown, Ill., son of the late John Blanchard and Nancy Katherine Humphery McFall Sr., he had been employed with International Shoe Factory as an assembly worker and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II...
Eugene Fisher (10/04/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eugene Fisher, 88, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Oct. 3, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Jimmy Heath Sr. (10/04/06)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. - Jimmy Dale Heath Sr., 73, died Oct. 3, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Marlene Norman (10/04/06)
DEXTER - Marlene Norman, 70, died Oct. 3, 2006, at her home. Born March 5, 1936, at Trumann, Ark., to the late Amer and Mozell Azbill, she was a graduate of Parma High School. She attended Parma First Baptist Church, where she was a pianist and choir member. After moving to Dexter, she was a choir member at the First Baptist Church of Dexter. A homemaker and businesswoman, she was a member of the Evangelical Free Church of Dexter...
Dorothy O. Ewing (10/04/06)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Owens Ewing, 58, died at 12:41 a.m. Sept. 28, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 25, 1948, in East Prairie to Edgar and Kathryn Bradley Owens of Charleston, she attended Charleston Public Schools and was a cook for Hearnes Elementary School for 12 years. She was a member and usher at St. Matthews Baptist Church...
David Henderson (10/04/06)
CHARLESTON -- David Ray Henderson, 42, died Sept. 29, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 5, 1964, in Charleston, son of Marie Henderson of Charleston, he was a 1982 graduate of Charleston High School where he was active in football and wrestling. In addition to his mother, survivors include: four brothers, Eddie Lee Henderson, John Wesley Henderson, Charles Russell Henderson and Eli Henderson of Charleston; and one uncle, James Henderson of Toledo, Ohio...
Lester High (10/04/06)
POCAHONTAS, Ark. -- Lester W. High, 76, formerly of Mississippi County (Mo.), died Oct. 2, 2006, at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 22, 1929, in Mississippi County, son of the late Shannon B. and Ona Million High, he had lived in Pocahontas for a number of years...
Cody Boone (10/04/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Cody Dewayne Boone, 16, died Oct. 2, 2006, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bloomfield. Born Jan. 28, 1990, at Poplar Bluff, son of Steve and Kimberly Marvel Cornell of Dexter, he had been a resident of Bloomfield for the past eight years and was a sophomore at Bloomfield High School...
Carl Jarrell (10/31/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Carl Jarrell, 77, who died Oct. 27, 2006, were: Ronnie Dean Patterson, Art Morse, Stanley McCollough, Casey Jarrell, Joe Woods, Ronnie Patterson, Ron Brakhane and Kevin McCollough...
Linda Hutchcraft (10/31/06)
DEXTER - Linda Hutchcraft, 49, died Oct. 30, 2006. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Leland Maxwell (10/31/06)
SIKESTON -- Leland Robert Maxwell, 92, passed away at Missouri Delta Medical Center at 7:50 p.m. Oct. 29, 2006. Born on April 29, 1914, in Bertrand, he was the son of the late Walter and Nettie Holland Maxwell. Farming in the Dogwood area for many years, Leland later worked as a real estate developer and investor. ...
Evelyn Brandy (10/31/06)
SIKESTON - Evelyn Marie Brandy, 72, died Oct. 30, 2006, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Carl Counts (10/31/06)
KEWANEE - Carl Edward Counts, 71, died Oct. 29, 2006, at his home. Born June 28, 1935, in Corning, Ark., he was the son of the late Clifford Henry and Alta Lamborne Counts. On Oct. 28, 1958, in Charleston, he married Juanita Ergle who survives of the home...
Mable Helt (10/31/06)
CAIRO, Ill. - Mable L. "Bo" Helt, 69, died at 3:05 a.m. Oct. 30, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born April 6, 1937, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of the late Ardello William and Lucille Maudie Riehn Bentley, she was a self-employed care giver. ...
Chester Anderson (10/31/06)
LILBOURN - Chester Anderson, 78, died Oct. 30, 2006, at the Portageville Nursing Home in Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Lilbourn.
Christopher Daniels (10/03/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Christopher Lee Daniels, 16, died Oct. 2, 2006, near Bloomfield. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Virgie Miles (10/03/06)
CHAFFEE - Virgie Mary Miles, 88, died at 4:58 p.m. Oct. 2, 2006, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 27, 1918, at Chaffee, daughter of the late Herbert Lee and Nellie Jane Skelton Houseman, she was a retired machine operator from Sports Specialty Shoe Co. in Chaffee...
Lois M. Manes (10/03/06)
ESSEX -- Lois M. Manes, 65, died Oct. 1, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 8, 1941, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Hollis and Effie Ratliff DeWitt, she was a housewife and lived most of her life in Essex. On June 6, 1959, in Morehouse, she married Bobby Manes who survives of the home...
Reba Vandover (10/30/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Reba Vandover, 94, died at 3:40 a.m., Oct. 28, 2006, at her home. Born March 21, 1912, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Thomas and Belle Etheridge Gardner, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She was also a member of the Sikeston Chapter of the Eastern Star for over 50 years...
Laura Gorostiza (10/30/06)
CHARLESTON -- Loretta "Laura" Vasquez Gorostiza, 85, died at 11 p.m. Oct. 29, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Sept. 30, 1921, in Yorktown, Texas, daughter of the late Francisco and Angelita Vila Vasquez, she lived most of her life in Charleston where she attended St. Henry Catholic Church...
Rella Hahn (10/03/06)
CHAFFEE -- Rella M. Hahn, 79, died at 1:45 a.m. Oct. 2, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born July 1, 1927, at Rockview, daughter of the late Leonard August and Lena Caroline Hoefler Tucker, she was a retired machine operator for Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee. She was a member of Chaffee Ladies Elks 1810, Ladies Auxiliary of Chaffee VFW 3127, and of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee where she served as a member of the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Eugenia Abelson (10/30/06)
DEXTER - Eugenia Sue Abelson, 58, formerly of Bernie, died Oct. 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 15, 1948, in Bernie, to the late Eugene Spencer and Ethel Melvina Fyffe Abelson, she was a homemaker and member of the Bernie Christian Church...
Mary Albach (10/30/06)
MACON - Mary Lucille Albach, 86, died Oct. 27, 2006, at Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon. Born Feb. 18, 1920, to the late James and Lutie Hogan, she was a 1938 graduate of Macon High School and a 1941 graduate of DePaul Hospital School of Nursing in St. ...
Joyce Lape (10/30/06)
MALDEN - Joyce Belle Causbie Lape, 83, died Oct. 29, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 28, 1922, in Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late Fred and Eva Haynes Causbie, she was a housewife and was affiliated with the Dexter First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)...
Richard Myrick (10/30/06)
SIKESTON - Richard L. Myrick, 73, died Oct. 27, 2006, at Sikeston Healthcare near Sikeston. Born Jan. 14, 1933, at Parma, son of the late Lawrence A. and Lillian Lewis Myrick, he served in the U.S. Army from March 25, 1953, until June 22, 1955, and was a former technician for the heating and cooling industry. A member of the Presbyterian Church at Port St. Lucie, Fla., he had lived in Michigan and Florida for most of his life and in Dexter and Sikeston for the past three years...
Thelma Valentine (10/30/06)
DEXTER - Thelma Armada Valentine, 89, died Oct. 29, 2006, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 15, 1917, in Holcomb, to the late W.E. and Virgie Mounce Vails, she had lived in the Bernie and Dexter areas most of her life, where she was a homemaker. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Cody Boone (10/03/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Cody Boone died Oct. 2, 2006, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bloomfield. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mable Helt (10/30/06)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Mable Helt, 69, died Oct. 30, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee, Mo.
Audrey Grant (10/30/06)
SIKESTON - Audrey Grant, 82, died Oct. 27, 2006, at the Mary Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis. Born March 31, 1924, in Johnston City, Ill., to the late Kirkley and Maude Pearce, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On Feb. 18, 1949, in Johnston City, she married Wilburn Grant, who preceded her in death on June 4, 2002...
Kenneth Collins (10/03/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Kenneth M. Collins, 77, died at 9:27 p.m. Sept. 30, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 10, 1932, in St. Louis, to the late Eva Lamer, he had live in the Whiting community since retiring in 1976 as a sergeant from the U.S. ...
Dan C. Wilson (10/02/06)
SIKESTON - Dan C. Wilson, 51, died at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, N.M. Born Oct. 6, 1954, in Blytheville, Ark., son of Loretta Wilson of Sikeston and the late Woodrow Wilson Sr., he was a truck driver for Schott Farms...
Rella Hahn (10/02/06)
CHAFFEE -- Rella M. Hahn, 79, died Oct. 2, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
Rodney Poore (10/02/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rodney Lecile Poore, 46, died at 8:20 a.m. Sept. 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 1, 1960, in Wyatt, son of Shirley Ruth Hunt Poore of East Prairie and the late James Otto Poore, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was a retired cook...
Flo Winkler (10/02/06)
SIKESTON -- Florence Evelyn Winkler, 78, died at 3 a.m. Sept. 30, 2006, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 3, 1928, in Portageville, daughter of the late Jim and Ethel Workman Hughey, she had been a teacher for Portageville Schools...
Lillie Baltimore (10/02/06)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Sunday at the Puxico General Baptist Church for Lillie Baltimore, 80, who died Sept. 28, 2006, were: Bub Yates, Willie Eubanks, Steve Jones, Tom Clubb, Don Dortch and Bob Braswell.
Wilma Evans (10/02/06)
BARDWELL, Ky. -- Wilma Evans, 81, died at 11:50 a.m. Sept. 29, 2006, at Lourdes Hospital. The daughter of the late Albert and Esther Ellen Minton Vinson, she was a housemother for handicapped women in Belleville and of the Pentecostal belief. She first married Ernest W. Jones who preceded her in death. She later married James M. "Tubby" Evans who also preceded her in death...
Dee Gettings (10/02/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Delores "Dee" Medley Gettings, 60, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 30, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1946, at Delta, daughter of the late Russell L. and Iva Driskill Medley, she was a member of The Church of Morley where her church family was always very supportive and loving to her...
Fred Tubbs (10/02/06)
CHARLESTON -- Fred Eugene "Freddie Bender" Tubbs, 49, formerly of Wyatt, died at 10:50 a.m. Sept. 30, 2006, in Charleston. Born May 20, 1957, at Wyatt, the son of Fred Eugene Bender Sr. of Wyatt and Faye Isom Sams of Grandin, he had lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he was employed on the river and also with Dugan Farms...
Bob Meese (10/02/06)
CLARKTON - Charles Frederick "Bob" Meese, 84, formerly of Tallapoosa and Malden, died Sept. 30, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Oct. 4, 1921, at Houston, Ark., to the late J.H. and Nancy Jane Lee Meese, he was a retired farmer and for many years he was a New Madrid County 4-H leader. He was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Tallapoosa and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II...
Kenneth Collins (10/02/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kenneth Collins, 77, died Sept. 30, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home.
Marie L. Nunnelee (10/02/06)
SIKESTON - Marie Lucille Nunnelee, 85, died at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Thomas John and Viola Priester Ohmes, she was a 1938 graduate of Diehlstadt High School where she was a four-year letterman of the girls basketball team, which lost only one game in those four years. ...
George Quinton (10/29/06)
DEXTER - George M. Quinton, 83, died Oct. 26, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 28, 1922, in Snowdenville, to the late William Wesley and Iola Fletcher Quinton, he lived all his life in Dexter where he was a school bus driver for 40 years for Dexter Public Schools and member of the I.O.O.F. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II and of the Baptist belief...
Carl Jarrell (10/29/06)
DEXTER - Carl Otto Jarrell, 77, died Oct. 27, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 27, 1929, in Bloomfield, son of the late Elijah Monroe and Bessie Bell Hopkins Jarrell, he lived all his life in Dexter and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War...
Margie McKnight (10/29/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Margie Lou McKnight, 51, died at 2:59 a.m. Oct. 23, 2006, at her home. Born Dec. 11, 1954, at East Prairie, to the late Lawrence W. and Josie E. Mathis Wilson, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Dorothy Hampton (10/29/06)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Dorothy Marie Hampton, 83, died at 6:50 a.m. Oct. 27, 2006, at the N.H.C. Rehab Center. Born Dec. 20, 1922, in Richmond, Va., she retired from Chaffee General Hospital as a certified nurse technician and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee, Mo...
Eugenia Abelson (10/29/06)
BERNIE - Eugenia Abelson, 58, died Oct. 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Camden Bock (10/29/06)
NEW MADRID -- Amos Camden Riley Bock, 24, was killed by hostile enemy action on Oct. 23, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, while leading his platoon on patrol. Born Jan. 30, 1982, in Cape Girardeau, son of H. Riley Bock and Jill Ann Plummer Bock of New Madrid, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in New Madrid. ...
Mary Louise Ritch (10/29/06)
DEXTER -- Mary Louise Ritch, 70, died Oct. 26, 2006, at her home. Born May 17, 1936, in Gideon, daughter of the late W.B. and Floye Atterberry Plunk, she lived most of her life in Essex and Dexter. She had worked for the International Hat Company in Dexter and St. Louis and was of the Baptist belief...
Elizabeth Scott (10/29/06)
TEXARKANA, Texas - Sarah Elizabeth Scott, 88, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Oct. 26, 2006, in a local hospital. Born Oct. 18, 1918, in Elmo, Mo., she retired from First Bank in East Prairie and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, where she the former pianist and organist...
Reba Vandover (10/29/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Reba Vandover, 94, died at 3:40 a.m. Oct. 28, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Richard Myrick (10/29/06)
SIKESTON - Richard L. Myrick, 73, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 27, 2006, at Sikeston Health Care. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Victor Teel (10/27/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Victor Teel, 47, who died Oct. 21, 2006, were: David Teel, Doug Teel, Vic Teel, Doug Teel, David Stark Weather and Don Fuchs. Honorary pallbearer was Danny Beckett...
Audrey Grant (10/29/06)
SIKESTON - Audrey Grant, 82, died Oct. 27, 2006, at the Mary Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis. Born March 31, 1924, in Johnston City, Ill., to the late Kirkley and Maude Pearce, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On Feb. 18, 1949, in Johnston City, she married Wilburn Grant, who preceded her in death on June 4, 2002...
Edward Caul (10/27/06)
CHAFFEE -- William Edward Caul went home to the Lord on October 25, 2006. Ed was born in Wayne County, Missouri on January 17, 1915, the son of the late Annie (Eudaley) and Frank Caul. He married Kathleen Marian (Berendes) on January 7, 1939, who preceded him in death on January 19, 1978. He married Mary Faye (Dennis-Eachus) on July 26, 1980, and she survives...
Jackie Seabaugh (10/27/06)
CAMPBELL -- Jackie Ray Seabaugh, 59, died Oct. 26, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 16, 1947, at Millerville, son of the late Buretta Walker and Wilma Rose Rossi Seabaugh, he worked for a number of years at Noranda in New Madrid and was later employed with Charlie Ross and Sons of Malden. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Parma Church of God...
Woody Rickman (10/27/06)
LILBOURN -- Charles "Woody" Rickman, 82, died Oct. 26, 2006, at Morehouse. Born March 20, 1924, in Fisk, son of the late Fred Rickman and Mayme Gillihan Sanderson, he had worked for Neal Ross Farms before retiring. On Nov. 5, 1951, he married Emma Sanderson who survives of the home...
Irma Dacus (10/27/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Irma Lee Dacus, 87, died Oct. 25, 2006, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born July 22, 1919, in Mantee, Miss., she was the daughter of the late John and Anne White Brown. On Dec. 6, 1947, she married Cletis Dacus who preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1996...
Margie McKnight (10/27/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Margie Lou McKnight, 51, died at 2:59 a.m. Oct. 23, 2006, at her home. Born Dec. 11, 1954, at East Prairie, to the late Lawrence W. and Josie E. Mathis Wilson, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Audrey Grant (10/27/06)
SIKESTON - Audrey Grant, 82, died at 5:35 a.m. Oct. 27, 2006, at the Mary Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Dorsey Heuiser (10/27/06)
OAKLAND, Fla. - Pallbearers for services held Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo., for Dorsey Edwina "Toots" Heuiser, 84, formerly of Sikeston, who died Oct. 20, 2006, were: Doug Heuiser, Dennis Heuiser, Seth Heuiser, Lanis Heuiser, J.W. Nelson and Charles Campbell...
Victoria Marshall (10/27/06)
SPRINGDALE, Ark. - Victoria Ann Marshall, 18, formerly of Scott County, Mo., died at 12 p.m. Oct. 25, 2006, at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark. Born March 24, 1988, in St. Louis to Diane Cockrum Marshall Splettstoesser of Springdale and the late Tony Marshall Sr., she had lived in Scott County most of her life then moved to Springdale, where she was a 2006 graduate of Springdale High School. She was of the Baptist belief...
Dorothy Hampton (10/27/06)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Dorothy Hampton, 84, died Oct. 27, 2006, at NHC ReHab Center in Murfreesboro. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
Dick Feilner (10/29/06)
LAMAR -- Richard Eugene "Dick" Feilner, 73, died at 5 p.m. Oct. 25, 2006, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Born Jan. 5, 1933, in St. Louis, son of the late Oscar C. and Ines Amos Feilner, he retired from McDonald-Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis where he was employed as an electronic technician. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Lamar, the American Legion Post in Springfield, the Knights of Columbus in Wentzville and was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War...
Marie L. Nunnelee (10/01/06)
SIKESTON - Marie Lucille Nunnelee, 85, died at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday with prayer services to be held at 7:30 p.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Church...
Arthur Summers Jr. (10/01/06)
ATHENS, Ala. - Arthur William Summers Jr., 72, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2006. Born March 12, 1934, in Pine Bluff, Ark., he was the son of the late A.W. and Nota Summers Sr. His wife, Patricia Summers, survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons, Neil Jeffery Summers and Shawn Summers; three daughters, LaTisha Kay Lounsbury, Beverly Jean Cotten and Lauri Lee Ketcherside; four stepsons, Rick Jordan, Raymond Jordan, Rexford Jordan and Rocky Jordan; two stepdaughters, Robin Fortner and Lisa Maxwell; one brother, Charles Summer of Muscle Shoals; one sister, Betty Jo Harp of Morehouse, Mo.; and 29 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.. ...
Jim Owens (10/01/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James Harlin "Jim" Owens, 68, died at 10:50 a.m. Sept. 28, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1938, in McGuire, son of the late William Harlin and Ines Marie Thacker Owens, he lived most of life in Mississippi County. He operated several businesses in East Prairie before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
Charles Meunier (10/01/06)
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. ...
Dan Wilson (10/01/06)
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Dan Wilson, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jack Wright (10/26/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Jacob B. "Jack" Wright, 78, formerly of Charleston and Chaffee, died at 5:45 a.m. Oct. 25, 2006, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 1, 1928, in Charleston, son of the late Jacob Merle and Anna Elizabeth Essary Wright, he lived most of his life in Charleston where he was employed by the Brown Shoe Co. ...
Woody Rickman (10/26/06)
LILBOURN - Charles "Woody" Rickman, 82, died Oct. 26, 2006, at Morehouse. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Irma Dacus (10/26/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Irma Lee Dacus, 87, died Oct. 25, 2006, at Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Ed Caul (10/26/06)
CHAFFEE - Edward "Ed" Caul, 91, died Oct. 25, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
Richard Feilner (10/26/06)
JOPLIN - Richard E. Feilner, 73, died at 5 p.m. Oct. 25, 2006, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
Sylvia Holt (10/26/06)
BERNIE -- Sylvia Ina Holt, 93, died Oct. 24, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 12, 1913, at Townley, daughter of the late Thomas H. and Ida Mae Kirk Snow, she was a member of the Sugar Tree General Baptist Church of rural Bernie...
Dorsey Heusier (10/26/06)
OAKLAND, Fla. - Dorsey "Toots" Heusier, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9:51 p.m. Oct. 20, 2006, at Health Central Park Care Center in Winter Garden. Born May 27, 1922, in Morehouse, Mo., to the late Jacob Lee and Ethel Roper Shelby, she was a homemaker and a former member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Martha Cashmer (10/25/06)
STREATOR, Ill. - Martha "Marty" Cashmer, 72, died Oct. 19, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital. Born June 16, 1934, in Streator, to the late Edward and Sarah Trapp LePard, she attended Streator schools and retired after more than 30 years of service as a school bus driver from Woodland school. She was a member of the Cornell United Methodist Church and attended the Central Church of Christ...
Lillian Powell (10/25/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Lillian Powell, 70, who died Oct. 20, 2006, were: Mark Hensley, Chuck Thompson, Brian Dowdy, Mike Wilson, John Skelton and Craig Templeton.
Dorsey Heusier (10/25/06)
OAKLAND, Fla. - Dorsey "Toots" Heusier, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9:51 p.m. Oct. 20, 2006, at Health Central Park Care Center in Winter Garden. Born May 27, 1922, in Morehouse, Mo., to the late Jacob Lee and Ethel Roper Shelby, she was a homemaker and a former member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Jim Jabas (10/24/06)
SIKESTON -- James Lee "Jim"" Jabas, 60, died Oct. 23, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 13, 1946, in Greenbay, Wis., the son of John J. Jabas of Greenbay and the late Betty Klug Jabas, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Germany. He was a member of TOPS Chapter 1142 and had worked in construction before his retirement...
Dean Hasty (10/24/06)
SIKESTON - Noel Dean Hasty, 59, died Oct. 23, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 9, 1946, in Tanner, son of Ettel and Dorothy Christopher Hasty of Vanduser, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany. He had worked for SEMO Grain, Cargill and Bell Farms before retiring...
Jeanette Baker (10/24/06)
DEXTER - Jeanette Baker, 68, died Oct. 23, 2006, at her home. Born March 21, 1938, in Hayti, to the late Harley and Margaret Billings Nave, she lived most of her life in the Dexter area. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On Nov. 21, 1971, she married Charles Baker, who survives of the home...
Sylvia Holt (10/24/06)
BERNIE -- Sylvia Holt, 93, died Oct. 24, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Buddy Beck (10/24/06)
RISCO - Buddy Beck, 80, died Oct. 21, 2006, at Malden Nursing and Rehab Center. Born May 17, 1926, in Tallapoosa, to the late James Joseph and Lelia Mae Mollineaux Beck, he was a member of Pleasant View General Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II...
Victor Teel (10/24/06)
BALLWIN - Victor M. Teel, 47, died Oct. 21, 2006, at a friend's residence in Lonedell. Born Nov. 6, 1958, to Mary Lou Dunn Teel of Ballwin and the late Delbert Lewis Teel, he lived all his life in Ballwin where he worked at the V.F.W., was a member of the Elks Lodge and affiliated with the Assembly of God Church...
Vera Cagle (10/24/06)
PARMA -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Parma General Baptist Church for Vera Beatrice Cagle, 97, who died Oct. 22, 2006, were: Jesse Bartlett, Connie Glover, Alvie Carter, John Lovette, Allen Tesreau and Maurice Manning.
Byron Scism (10/24/06)
DEXTER - Byron Scism, 89, formerly of Bloomfield, died Oct. 22, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 12, 1917, at Leora, to the late Thomas Gilbert and Myrtie C. Tanner Scism, he lived most of his life in Bloomfield where he began Scism Motor Co. in 1941 and operated until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge 153 AF and AM and the Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis and a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II...
Jody Knaup (10/24/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Carla Jo "Jody" Knaup, 74, died Oct. 22, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 10, 1932, in Charleston, the daughter of William Carl and Lucy Pauline Farmer Whitehead, she and her husband were owner/operator of Knaup Floral from 1976 until 1999...
Dorsey Heusier (10/24/06)
OAKLAND, Fla. - Dorsey E. "Toots" Heusier, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9:51 p.m. Oct. 20, 2006, at the Health Central Park Care Center in Winter Garden. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Robbie Janis (10/24/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Robbie Brigance Janice, 89, who died Oct. 21, 2006, were: Charles Selvidge, Paul Barker, Wayne Tyler, Jimmy Barker, Ricky Brigance and Joe Reinbott...
Helena Duenne (10/23/06)
CHARLESTON - Helena Vernetta Duenne, 88, a resident of the Texas Bend Community north of Charleston, died at 4:15 a.m. Oct. 22, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born May 7, 1918, at Mounds City, Ill., to the late Lester Thaddeus and Mamie Rue Eiceman Rodgers, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life where she was a co-owner and operator of the Duenne Fabric Store in Charleston. ...
Vera Cagle (10/23/06)
PARMA - Vera Beatrice Cagle, 97, died Oct. 22, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 14, 1909, in Calhoun City, Miss., to the late John and Minnie Crawford Moore, she was a for 75-year resident of the Parma area, where she was a homemaker and member of the Parma General Baptist Church...
Margie McKnight (10/23/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Margie Lou McKnight, 51, died Oct. 23, 2006, at her home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Byron Scism (10/23/06)
DEXTER - Byron Scism, formerly of Bloomfield, died Oct. 22, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield.
Robbie Janis (10/23/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - Robbie Brigance Janis, 89, died Oct. 21, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 21, 1917, in Arkansas, to the late Elisha and Mary Floyd Lowery, she had lived for many years in Poplar Bluff where she was a homemaker and a member of the Little Brown General Baptist Church...