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Obituaries from November 2006

Ocie Booker (11/10/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ocie Lee Booker, 67, died Nov. 10, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Melford Gremore (11/10/06)
MURRAY, Ky. -- Melford Gremore, 71, died at 10:16 p.m., Nov. 6, 2006, at Lourdes Hospital. He was born March 11, 1935. Survivors include: his wife, Roxie Gremore of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Brian and Starlett Gremore of New Concord, Mike Gremore and Kenny and Kimberly Gremore of Murray; two daughters and one son-in-...
Keith Minton (11/10/06)
DEXTER - Keith Minton, 82, died Nov. 10, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Mary Menley (11/10/06)
DEXTER - Mary Menley, 90, died Nov. 10, 2006, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Wendell Stephenson (11/10/06)
WESTVILLE, Ill. -- Wendell Wayne Stephenson, 92, died at 2:15 a.m. Nov. 9, 2006, at his daughter's home in Sikeston, Mo. Born Jan. 10, 1914, in Georgetown, son of the late Charles and Myrta Summers Stephenson, he was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Georgetown and a graduate of Georgetown High School. ...
Bonnie Carroll (11/10/06)
DEXTER -- Bonnie Carroll, 80, died Nov. 10, 2006, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Waneta Bock (11/10/06)
CHARLESTON -- Waneta Converse Bock of Charleston died at 7:24 a.m. Nov. 9, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born in Conrad, Mont., Sept. 2, 1918, to Arthur Blinn Converse and Mayme Martin Converse, Waneta and her sister Colleen Converse were raised by their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Martin, after their mother died in the flu epidemic of 1918. The girls' grandmother brought them in 1924 to Charleston where Mrs. Bock lived until her death...
Maggie Slayton (11/10/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services to be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Maggie Slayton, 92, who died Nov. 8, 2006, will be: Jim Holt, Ron Beardsley II, Josh Beardsley, J.W. Slayton, David Kinder and Wes Bye...
Mary Dannenmueller (11/10/06)
KELSO -- Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Dannenmueller, 77, died at 9:35 a.m., Nov. 9, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 1, 1929, at Kelso daughter of the late August and Rose Glastetter Heisserer, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso and St. Ann's Ladies Sodality...
David McGhee (11/10/06)
ST. LOUIS - David W. McGhee, 61, formerly of Essex, died Nov. 7, 2006. Born to the late Wesson and Jewel McGhee, he was a 1967 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and a U.S. Army veteran. He was president and founder of British-American Forfaiting Company. He also worked for Westinghouse Credit Corporation, DWM Investment Company, Monsanto Company, May Department Stores and Arthur Anderson and Co...
Jack Taylor (11/26/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jackie Lee "Jack" Taylor, 71, who died Nov. 22, 2006, were: Doug Copeland, Pete Ivy, Marty Parham, Alan Lancaster, James Smart and Keith Chapman. Honorary pallbearers were Don King and LaVerne Rettig...
Marie Thomas (11/26/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Marie Meadows Thomas, 96, died Nov. 25, 2006, at the Portageville Nursing Home. Born Nov. 23, 1910, at Macedonia, Ill., to the late Owen and Mary Ingram Randolph, she was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Zorcas Sunday School Class in Portageville...
Charles Hart (11/26/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charles Hart, 57, died Nov. 24, 2006, in the V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Ivaun D. Douglas (11/26/06)
DEXTER -- Ivaun D. Douglas, 91, died Nov. 24, 2006, at the Golden Living Center. Born Oct. 29, 1915, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late John and Pearl Malone McCain, she had worked at Elders Manufacturing in Bloomfield for 26 years and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Linda Wicker (11/27/06)
ARLINGTON, Ky. - Linda Faye Wicker, 62, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 8:25 p.m. Nov. 25, 2006, at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Born May 6, 1944, in Butler County, Mo., to the late Frederick and Ethel Webb Coble, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She had lived in Arlington the past 18 years where she was employed at the D & D Convenience Store and held a degree in culinary arts...
Charles Hart (11/27/06)
DEXTER -- Charles Wayne Hart, 57, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 24, 2006, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born April 16, 1949, in Charleston, son of Frances Helen Metheny Hart and the late Richard Joseph Hart, he was a maintenance man for the Town and Country Supermarket chain of Fredericktown and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Ivaun Douglas (11/27/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Ivaun D. Douglas, 91, who died on Nov. 24, 2006, were: John Dowdy, Josh Dowdy, John Holifield, John Michael Holifield, Michael Cowe and Dean Bennett...
Billy Williams (11/27/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted on Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Billy Joe Williams, 76, who died on Nov. 21, 2006, were: Billy Kelly, Rick Taylor, Ronnie Ellis, Lance Sanders, Josh McMullin and Roger Malloy...
Elanor Leirer (11/27/06)
BERNIE -- Elanor Irene Leirer, 91, died Nov. 26, 2006, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Juanita Moore (11/27/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Juanita Moore, 77, died at 3 a.m. Nov. 26, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 24, 1929, in Union City, Tenn., daughter of the late T.Y. and Eary Campbell King, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Orval Shew (11/27/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Orval Shew, 88, formerly of Wyatt, died Nov. 26, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 17, 1918, in Southeast Missouri, son of the late Eldridge and Emma Mehler Shew, he had lived in Wyatt most of his life where he was a landowner and a gentleman farmer. ...
Kevin Underhill (11/27/06)
SIKESTON - Kevin Underhill, 42, died at 3:32 p.m. Nov. 25, 2006, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Johnny Archie (11/27/06)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- Johnny Archie, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Nov. 26, 2006, at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie, Mo.
Stanley G. Jones (11/26/06)
SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. - Stanley Gordon Jones was born January 25, 1929 in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He died November 19, 2006 in Ft. Myers, Fla. He was the first-born son of Celeste Phillips Jones and Elmer Alonzo Jones of Bonne Terre, Missouri. After graduating from Bonne Terre High School he enlisted in the United States Army and spent time in the Philippine Islands. ...
Charline Mead (11/12/06)
LILBOURN - Charline Whitfield Mead, 85, died Nov. 7, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 11, 1921, in Euport, Miss., daughter of the late Pervis and Hattie Miller Boyd, she had lived in Missouri since 1949. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Catron where she served as an usher...
Bonnie Carroll (11/12/06)
DEXTER - Bonnie Carroll, 80, died Nov. 10, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Graveside services are being planned for 10 a.m. Monday at the Zion Cemetery, at rural Bloomfield, with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements...
Wendell Stephenson (11/12/06)
WESTVILLE, Ill. -- Wendell Wayne Stephenson, 92, died at 2:15 a.m. Nov. 9, 2006, at his daughter's home in Sikeston, Mo. Born Jan. 10, 1914, in Georgetown, son of the late Charles and Myrta Summers Stephenson, he was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Georgetown and a graduate of Georgetown High School. ...
Keith Minton (11/12/06)
DEXTER - Keith Meade Minton, 82, died Nov. 10, 2006, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 30, 1923, in rural Bernie, to the late Roy Burton and Sara Jane Meade Minton, he lived his entire life in the Pyle community, where he was a farmer. ...
Mary Menley (11/12/06)
DEXTER - Mary Menley, 90, died Nov. 10, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Born Sept. 9, 1916, in Stoddard County, to the late Henry and Martha Cates Phillips, she had been employed as an inspector with Elder Manufacturing Company and attended the Dexter Church of Christ...
Alfred Williams Sr. (11/12/06)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - Alfred Monroe Williams Sr., 68, died Nov. 9, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown. Born July 7, 1938, in Wise County, Va., son of the late James Oscar and Mamie Louella Shankel Williams, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of West Newton Masonic Lodge 707 AF & AM. He worked for McLean Trucking Company for 22 years and retired from Roadway Trucking Company...
Ralph Slavings (11/12/06)
BROSELEY -- Ralph Sterling Slavings, 80, formerly of Wardell and Malden, died Nov. 9, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 18, 1926, son of the late Sterling Jack and Erabella Haslip Slavings, he was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. On March 15, 1968, at Big Rock, Ill., he married Delois Crump who survives of the home...
Carl Book (11/17/06)
DEXTER - Carl Book, 86, died Nov. 16, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Robert Sterrett (11/17/06)
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Robert Montgomery Sterrett, 76, died Nov. 15, 2006, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville. Born Dec. 2, 1929, in Grove City, Penn., to the late Charles E. and Annie T. Sterrett, he was member of the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista and VFW Post 9063, where he served as Honor Guard. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Arkansas Veteran's Commission and Military Officers Association of America...
Willie Williams (11/17/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Willie Edward Williams, 80, died at 3 p.m. Nov. 15, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 11, 1926, in the Dorena community, near East Prairie, to the late Gough and Birdie Zook Williams, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was a retired farmer and attended the St. James General Baptist Church...
Audra Hobbs (11/05/06)
PUXICO - Audra L. Hobbs, 87, died Nov. 2, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 9, 1919, in rural Puxico, daughter of the late David and Florence Carter Reasons, she lived all her life in the Puxico and Dudley area where she was a homemaker and member of the Hobbs Chapel Church near Puxico...
Karen McClendon (11/05/06)
ANNISTON - Karen McClendon, 94, died at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 2006, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Aug. 13, 1912, in Clinton, Ky., daughter of the late Jewell and Agnes Harris Gardner, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She married Jessie Mack McClendon who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1980...
Odessa Williams (11/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Odessa Williams, 89, died Nov. 3, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 20, 1917, in Tuckerman, Ark., daughter of the late Eugene and Bertie Sexton Straubie, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marianna, Ark., and had worked for Bobbi Brooks Clothing before retiring...
Naoma Faries (11/05/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Neoma Faries, 87, who died Nov. 1, 2006, were: Cecil Stafford, Justin Kinsey, Mark Kinsey, Larry Kinsey, David Moses and Jordan Minton.
Brad Colbert (11/05/06)
SIKESTON - Bradley D. Colbert, 17, died at 4 p.m. Nov. 3, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Sikeston. Born March 20, 1989, in Cape Girardeau, son of Ricky and Mickey Wagoner Colbert of Sikeston, he was an active member of the First Baptist Church at Blodgett and a senior a New Madrid County Central High School where he maintained a 4.0 grade point average, was captain and starting center for the football team, competed in the shot put and discus on the track team and was a 6-year member of the band and a Gold Card member of the Renaissance Club. ...
Brian Williams (11/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Brian Tyrone Williams, 19, died Nov. 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 2, 1987, in Sikeston, son of Gary and Brenda Gross of Sikeston and Frank and Tina McCaster of Minneapolis, he was a 2005 graduate of Sikeston High School...
Ollie Williams (11/05/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ollie Nadine Williams, 85, died at 10:07 p.m. Nov. 3, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 13, 1921, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late John Earl and Rose Evans Roach, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Protestant belief...
Mileigh Ballard-Gurley (11/05/06)
VIENNA, Ill. -- Mileigh Ann Ballard-Gurley, 1-month-old daughter of Jared Evan Gurley and Melissa Jean Ballard-Gurley of Vienna, died Nov. 2, 2006, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born Oct. 3, 2006, in St. Louis. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one brother, Evan Marshall Ballard-Gurley; her maternal grandparents, Darrell and Beverly Ann Ballard of Belknap; her paternal grandparents, John "Ernie" and Paula Gurley of Sikeston, Mo.; her great-grandparents, Velma Ballard of Vienna, Steve and Cathy Ford of Metropolis, Mildred Gurley of Vienna and Bill and Janell Luepkes of West Frankfort; and her great-great-grandmother, Della Carlton of Vienna.. ...
Mildred Brock (11/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Mildred Knaupp Brock, 84, died at 5:15 a.m. Nov. 4, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Geneva Hobbs (11/05/06)
ST. PETERS - Geneva M. Hobbs, 85, died Oct. 31, 2006, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. Born April 20, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Elmer and Ethel Propst, she was a homemaker and member of the Retirees Club Operating Engineers Local 513 in Bridgeton...
Marge St. Mary (11/05/06)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for services scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Margaret M. "Marge" St. Mary, 62, who died on Nov. 2, 2006, will be: Philip Spreckelmeyer, Mike Botkin, Geoff Botkin, John Nelson and Michael Nelson...
Betty Lishman (11/05/06)
BERTRAND - Betty Joyce Neal Lishman, 60, died Nov. 2, 2006, at her home. Born April 1, 1946, in New Madrid, daughter of the late William Junior and Clentine Black Blaize Neal, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she worked as a licensed practical nurse. She lived a number of years in the state of Mississippi and returned to Mississippi County in 1999. She was of the Jehovah Witness belief...
Audie McGhee (11/20/06)
DEXTER -- Audie Burnett McGhee, 89, died Nov. 17, 2006, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 6, 1917, in Parma, daughter of the late Charley and Lora Bean Chapman, she was a retired nurse's aide and of the Baptist belief. On Oct. 1, 1932, in Grayridge, she married Boyd Burnett, who preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1987. She later married Weson McGhee and he preceded her in death...
Donald Ritchie (11/20/06)
NEW MADRID -- Donald Lee Ritchie, 67, died Nov. 17, 2006, at Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 15, 1929, in Clarksville, Ark., he was the son of the late Elbert and Minnie Ritchie. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mable Ritchie, and one brother, Junior Ritchie...
Hazel Horton (11/15/06)
NEW MADRID - Hazel Mae Horton died Nov. 14, 2006, at her home in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Betty Henson (11/15/06)
DEXTER -- Betty L. Henson, 77, died Nov. 13, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 2, 1929, in Fisk, daughter of the late Clifford and Rosie Tyree Hill, she retired from Dexter Poultry and was a babysitter for many years. Survivors include: three sons, Donald Henson, Joe Henson and Robin Henson of Dexter; three brothers, James C. ...
Geneva Safford (11/15/06)
NEW MADRID -- Geneva M. Safford, 100, died Nov. 9, 2006, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 25, 1906, in Tunica, Miss., daughter of the late Lou Allen and Mattie Foster McCoy, she was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in New Madrid...
Richard Alsup (11/14/06)
DEXTER -- Richard Thomas Alsup, 60, died Nov. 13, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 30, 1946, at rural Dexter, son of Harold Alsup of Dexter and the late Gwendolyn Stanford Alsup, he was a crop duster for Ken Grubbs Aero in Harrisburg, Ark...
Elizabeth Johnson (11/15/06)
HOWARDVILLE - Elizabeth K. Johnson, 71, died Nov. 10, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 22, 1935, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Bennie and Mattie Lee Greer, she was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church and volunteered for Beverly Entripe, Kids Beat and the New Madrid County Resource Center Tutoring Program...
Reba Harden (11/15/06)
SIKESTON - Reba R. Harden, 84, formerly of East Prairie, died at 11:50 p.m. Nov. 13, 2006, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 9, 1921, in East Prairie, to the late Herman and Carmen Sams Puyear, she lived in Sikeston for several years before moving to East Prairie and was a member of the Assembly of God Church...
Ocie Booker (11/15/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ocie Lee Booker, 67, died Nov. 10, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1939, at Catron, daughter of the late Love and Mae Fannie Ward Durden, she taught for the Portageville School System in the Head Start program for many years. She was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church where she served as an usher, Sunday school secretary and teacher. She was also president of Friendship District Ushers Department...
Frank Ware Jr. (11/15/06)
CHARLESTON - Frank "Bubby" Ware Jr., 52, died Nov. 10, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 1, 1954, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Frank and Elnora Cobb Ware Sr., he was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Williams and T.C. Williams; and one sister, Beatrice Owens...
Matthew Barnes (11/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Matthew David Barnes, 29, died Nov. 12, 2006, at his home, due to an apparent heart attack. Born March 6, 1977, in Arcata, Calif., son of Michael David and Marcia L. Spini Barnes, he was a 1995 graduate of Arcata High School and graduated from California Polytechnic State University in 2000. Matt worked for the John Deere Corporation since graduation, working for them in Nevada and Oklahoma and was currently a territory manager for them in Sikeston...
Dale Underwood (11/15/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Delmer Dale Underwood, 59, died Nov. 13, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 14, 1947, at Bloomfield, son of Delmer and Imogene Underwood of Bloomfield, he lived his entire life in the Bloomfield community where he was a 1965 graduate of Bloomfield High School and a lifetime member of the Bloomfield AMVETS. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War for which he received the Bronze Star...
Gladys Boatwright (11/09/06)
IMPERIAL -- Gladys O. Boatwright, 88, died Nov. 7, 2006, at her home. Born June 12, 1918, in the state of Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late James Preston and Ily Jane Taylor Smith. On Feb. 20, 1939, she married Stephen Madison Boatwright who preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2001...
Andrew Kieffer (11/22/06)
KELSO - Andrew Frank Kieffer, 88, died Nov. 19, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1918, at Chaffee, son of the late Frank Joseph and Mary Catherine Bles Kieffer, he worked for Ste. Genevieve Building and Stone until 1950 when he moved to the Kelso area and began farming. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans...
Bill Jansen (11/09/06)
ORAN -- William H. "Bill" Jansen, 81, died at 6:53 a.m. Nov. 8, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 21, 1925, at Leopold, son of the late Henry Joseph and Caroline Arnzen Jansen, he was a retired farmer, a member of St. Joseph Sodality and Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran...
Madge Noyes (11/09/06)
DEXTER -- Madge Darlene Brown Noyes, 86, died Nov. 8, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care. Born Oct. 27, 1920, at Parma, daughter of the late Clifford and Maude Barfield Brown, she was a homemaker and a member of the new Hope Church near Essex. She had been formerly employed as a cook at Richland Public Schools...
Jerry Wallace (11/22/06)
VANDUSER - Jerry E. Wallace, 69, died Nov. 21, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 7, 1937, at Vanduser, son of the late David and Mae N. Buchler Wallace, he was a truck driver for Jim Kellett and Ray Clinton before retiring...
Jack Taylor (11/22/06)
SIKESTON -- Jack Taylor, 71, died at 1:20 a.m. Nov. 22, 2006, at his home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Donna Mason (11/09/06)
OKLAHOMA CITY - Donna Lee Yaeger Mason, 64, died Nov. 6, 2006, at the Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. Born Sept. 4, 1942, in Milwaukee, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Dorothy Ladwig Yaeger. She moved to Dexter, Mo., in 1972, to Oklahoma City in 1995 and was of the Lutheran belief...
Maggie Slayton (11/09/06)
SIKESTON - Maggie Leslie Slayton, 92, died Nov. 8, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 12, 1913, in Tahlequah, Okla., daughter of the late Going Snake and Katie Crittenden Kingfisher, she was a member of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church...
Waneta Bock (11/09/06)
CHARLESTON -- Waneta Converse Bock, 88, died at 7:24 a.m. Nov. 9, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Charleston with the Rev. Roger Jespersen, pastor, officiating...
Shereley Riddle (11/22/06)
WARRENSBURG -- Sherley D. Riddle, 75, died Nov. 21, 2006, at Warrensburg. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Friday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
Martha Fleetwood (11/09/06)
GIDEON - Martha Nimmo Fleetwood, 90, died Nov. 7, 2006, at Gideon Care Center. Born Aug. 31, 1916, at Pocahontas, Ark., to the late Wesley and Jane Alphice Houston, she was of the Baptist belief. On Oct. 7, 1957, she married Walter Alvin Nimmo, and he died on Feb. 12, 1984. She later married Noonan "Bud" Fleetwood in 1959, who preceded her in death on July 28, 1992...
Murry Williams Sr. (11/22/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Rev. Murry Williams Sr., 76, died Nov. 20, 2006, in Marietta, Ga. Born July 28, 1930, in Lula, Miss., son of the late Johnny Lee and Mary McFadden Williams, he retired from Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company in East Chicago, Ind., in 1982 and was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church of Charleston...
Lester Wilson (11/20/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lester Wilson, 82, died Nov. 19, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Mary Hopkins (11/20/06)
HESSTON, Kan. - Mary Henson Hopkins, 99, died Nov. 17, 2006, in Hesston. Born March 15, 1907, at St. Marys, Mo., daughter of the late Urban and Blanche Conrade Birch, she graduated from Cape Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She taught school for 30 years in southeast Missouri and was a member of Missouri and Stoddard County Retired Teachers Association and the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, Mo...
Douglas Cammon (11/20/06)
SIKESTON - Douglas MacArthur Cammon, 63, died Nov. 16, 2006, at his home. Born May 21, 1943, in Lambert, Miss., son of the late Willie and Geneva Boyd Cammon, he had been a long-time employee of Cargill Inc. His wife, Brinda Cammon, preceded him in death...
A.J. Silman (11/20/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - A.J. Silman, 91, died Nov. 20, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 1, 1915, in Farmfelt, he was the son of the late Arthur and Bethany Ketchum Silman. On Oct. 8, 1943, in New Madrid, he married Margie Maxine Gray who survives of the home. Other survivors include: six sons, Delbert Silman, Meril Silman and Danny Silman of Portageville, Robert Silman of Marston, Jerry Silman of Hitchcock, Texas, and Phillip Silman of Lilbourn; four daughters, Jo Ann Vaughn of Bakersville, Calif., Nancy Edgar of Portageville, Barbara Dabney of Columbus and Terri Joiner of Malden; three brothers, Ben Silman of Poplar Bluff, James Silman of Richland, Mich., and Loren Ray Silman of White Cloud, Mich.; and three sisters, Alma Ruth Gurley of Wilcox, Ariz., Eunice Estes of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Betty Silman of the state of Michigan.. ...
Thomas Branum (11/20/06)
KENNETT -- Thomas Earl Branum, 87, died Nov. 18, 2006, at Kennett. Born July 13, 1919, at Hornersville, son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Alice Hastings Branum, he was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Kennett. He married Juanita Pepple who preceded him in death. He later married Betty Averett who survives of the home...
Reba Harden (11/14/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Reba R. Harden, 84, died at 11:50 p.m. Nov. 13, 2006, at East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Betty Henson (11/14/06)
DEXTER -- Betty Henson, 77, died Nov. 13, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ralph Slavings (11/14/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Pallbearers for the service conducted on Monday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery for Ralph Slavings, 80, who died Nov. 9, 2006, were: David Cobb, Lin Wright, Jason Slavings, James Slavings, Kevin McDonald and Doug McDonald. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter was in charge of arrangements...
Willie Wiliams (11/16/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Willie E. Williams, 80, died at 3 p.m. Nov. 15, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Jordan Mauk (11/16/06)
NASHVILLE, Ark. -- Jordan Nicole Mauk, 12, died Nov. 10, 2006 in Nashville. Born Feb. 12, 1994, in Texarkana, Texas, daughter of David and Annette Purifoy Mauk of Nashville, she was a sixth grade student at Nashville Public School. She attended the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville, was a member of the 4-H Shooting Stars, in the Elementary Band and was a fifth-year student in the Nashville Dance Academy...
Douglas Cammon (11/16/06)
SIKESTON - Douglas Cammon, formerly of New Madrid, died Nov. 16, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Earl Bissel (11/16/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Earl R. Bissel, 83, died Nov. 14, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Jan. 15, 1923, in Arkansas, he was the son of the late Guy and Minnie Ross Bissel. He married Imogene Taylor who preceded him in death in 1997. Also preceding him in death were: two sons, Kenny Bissel and Billy Wayne Bissel; one sister, Mae Ella Bissel; and three grandchildren...
Hazel Horton (11/16/06)
NEW MADRID - Hazel Mae "MeMe" Barbre Horton, 78, died Nov. 14, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 24, 1927, in the Yellow Dog Community, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Goldie Summers Barbre. On Sept. 28, 1946, she married Baz B. Horton, who preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1990...
Basil Edwards (11/16/06)
SHERIDAN, Ark. - The Rev. Basil Edwards, 91, died Nov. 14, 2006. Born Nov. 11, 1915, the son of the late Oscar J. and Hazel Harper Edwards, he was also raised by his stepmother, Elva Edwards. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church at Sheridan and had served as pastor of Assemblies of God Churches in Leola, Harrison, Warren, West Memphis and Little Rock. He formerly served on the Arkansas Assemblies of God Executive Presbytery Board...
Donald McCollough (11/16/06)
DEXTER -- Donald Eugene McCollough, 64, died Nov. 14, 2006, near Bloomfield. Born Aug. 30, 1942, near Dexter, son of the late Alfred L. and Thelma Eaton McCollough, he was a construction superintendent for Brown Construction at Dexter, a former scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 70 in Dexter and of the Christian belief...
Joe Shelby (11/24/06)
CHARLESTON - Joe Shelby, 68, died Nov. 18, 2006, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born July 15, 1938, in Charleston to the late Ceaster Shelby and Hattie Spillers Moore. Survivors include: one son, Bobby Joe Shelby of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Sherrie Shelby and Brenda Shelby of Charleston; three brothers, Bobby Moore, Fred Roger and Lindsey Roger of Charleston; seven sisters, Rose Graham, Barbara Moore, Shirley Murray and Dorothy Bankhead of Charleston, Ruth Harrington and Almetta Perarson of Davenport, Iowa, and Delmarie Moore of St. ...
Jack Taylor (11/24/06)
SIKESTON - Jackie Lee "Jack" Taylor, 71, died at 1:20 a.m., Nov. 22, 2006, at his residence. Born Jan. 18, 1935, in Sikeston, to Gazle Davis Taylor of Sikeston and the late Delmar Taylor, he served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the occupation of France and Germany and was self-employed in construction. He was in the Men's Ministry at Trinity Gospel Church, was a private pilot, and was a loving husband, father and grandfather...
Helen Gambill (11/24/06)
ARNOLD -- Helen "Lois" Gambill, 86, formerly of Wappapello, died Nov. 19, 2006, at Woodland Manor in Arnold. Born Feb. 7, 1920, at East Prairie, she was retired from McDonnell Douglas and had lived in Arnold for 20 years after living for several years in Wappapello...
Sherely Riddle (11/24/06)
WARRENSBURG -- Sherley D. Riddle, 75, died Nov. 21, 2006, at Warrensburg. Born Aug. 21, 1931, at Holcomb, she was the daughter of the late Leslie William and Emmaline Belle Whitson Taylor Sr. On Jan. 15, 1949, in St. Louis, she married Grover William Riddle Sr. who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2000...
Frances Slinkard (11/24/06)
CHAFFEE - Frances Louise Slinkard, 75, died at 8:35 p.m. Nov. 21, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 27, 1931, at Dexter, to the late Florence Evelyn Goodman and William Sherman Davenport, she was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee...
Billy Joe Williams (11/24/06)
ESSEX -- Billy Joe Williams, 76, died Nov. 21, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 6, 1930, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Ernie and Bessie Williams, he had lived in Essex since 1964. On June 28, 1953, at Piggott, Ark., he married Mildred Sanders who preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 2003...
Linus Heiserer (11/08/06)
SCOTT CITY - Linus A. Heisserer, 87, died Nov. 6, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
Eleanor Bridwell (11/08/06)
SIKESTON - Eleanor "Ellie" Burden Bridwell, 84, formerly of Charleston, died at 7:36 p.m., Nov. 6, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 18, 1922, in Advance, to the late Ernest and Nora Pike Williams, she had attended St. Elizabeth Girls Academy in St. ...
Frances Beck (11/08/06)
CHAFFEE - Frances Alma Beck, 85, died at 4:50 p.m. Nov. 6, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born June 27, 1921, at Kelso, to the late Louis and Regina Blattel Hahn, she was a retired baby sitter and had retired from Buckstein Pants Factory in Chaffee as a machine operator. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, the Daughters of St. Ambrose and the Ladies Auxiliary Chaffee V.F.W. Post 3127...
Beatrice Kelly (11/08/06)
MARION, Ind. -- Beatrice Kelly, 90, died Nov. 5, 2006, at Bradner Village Healthcare Center. Born April 18, 1916, in Washboard, Ark., daughter of the late Gum and Mary Ann Green Warren, she was a homemaker. She married Willie Kelly Sr. who preceded her in death...
Gene Bingham (11/08/06)
SALTILLO, Tenn. -- Gene Bingham, 73, died Nov. 6, 2006, at West Tennessee Transitional Center in Jackson. Born to the late George Levert and Mary Exie Smith Bingham, he was a plant technician for Adamsville CenturyTel Phone Service and member of Saltillo Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
Mabel Ritchie (11/08/06)
NEW MADRID -- Mabel Jeanette Chadd Ritchie, 75, died Nov. 7, 2006, at Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 16, 1931, in Kewanee, she was the daughter of the late William "Bill" Melvin and Dorothy Lucille Lands Chadd. She was married to James Ernest Kennedy, who preceded her in death. ...
Mary Lou Parsley (11/06/06)
PUXICO -- Mary Lou Parsley, 77, died Nov. 4, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 3, 1929, in Asherville, daughter of the late Robert and Ruby Buchanan Vanscyoc, she had lived most of her life in the Puxico area where she was a 51-year member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church...
Carl Frey (11/06/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Carl Maurice Frey, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 4, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 12, 1924, at St. Louis, to the late Charles and Virginia Drone Frey, he was an accountant and a veteran of the armed services...
Marge St. Mary (11/06/06)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Margaret M. "Marge" St. Mary, 62, who died on Nov. 2, 2006, will be: Philip Spreckelmeyer, Mike Botkin, Geoff Botkin, John Nelson, Donnie Nelson, and Michael Nelson...
J.D. Schaffer (11/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Jess David "J.D." Schaffer, 75, died at 9:03 a.m. Nov. 4, 2006, in the emergency room at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 9, 1931, in Kewanee, son of the late James Clifford and Mary Magaline Roberts Schaffer, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and worked for the Walter Dollinger Co. ...
Cookie Rickman (11/06/06)
BERNIE - Norma Gene "Cookie" Rickman, 62, died Nov. 3, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 20, 1944, at Hohewold, Tenn., daugher of the late Edwin J. and Ethel Baxter Stroup, she was owner and operator of Cookie's Restaurant in Parma and had attended the Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church in Malden...
Larry G. Mayabb (11/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Larry G. Mayabb, 50, died at 2:20 p.m., Nov. 5, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Mildred Brock (11/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Mildred L. Brock, 85, formerly of Anniston, died at 5:15 a.m., Nov. 4, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 4, 1921, in Parma, daughter of the late John A. and Lula Frick Knupp, she lived most of her life in Anniston where she was employed for 35 years as a bookkeeper for the Anniston Gin Company until her retirement. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Charleston. In 1990, she moved to Sikeston where she attended Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Eloise Lingle (11/06/06)
HERMITAGE, Tenn. -- Eloise Lingle, 92, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 6, 2006, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Brad Colbert (11/06/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, for Brad Colbert, 17, who died Nov. 3, 2006, will be: Woody Smelser, R.D. White, William Craft, L.T. Sutton, D'Adrian Farr and Patrick Guest. The Rev. Allen Nichols, pastor of Blodgett Baptist Church, the Rev. Cy Smith and the Rev. Donny Ford will officiate...
James D. Bowling (11/06/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- James D. Bowling, 83, died Nov. 4, 2006, at the Golden Living Center. Born Dec. 28, 1922, in Guntersville, Ala., son of the late James Henry and Comilla Tedder Bowling, he lived most of his life in Bloomfield where he was a member of and served as deacon for the First Baptist Church...
John E. Chanley (11/06/06)
DOGWOOD - John E. Chanley, 68, died at 3:30 a.m., Nov. 5, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
James Jones (11/21/06)
ORAN -- James Hartwell Jones, 93, died Nov. 19, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 18, 1913, in Illinois, son of the late John Robert and Callie Susanna Darrah Jones, he was a self-employed farmer and former president of the Perkins Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Oran where he was a member of the Men's Club and the Sunshine Club...
Andrew Kieffer (11/21/06)
KELSO - Andrew Frank Kieffer, 56, died Nov. 19, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1918, at Chaffee, son of the late Frank Joseph and Mary Catherine Bles Kieffer, he worked for Ste. Genevieve Building and Stone until 1950 when he moved to the Kelso area and began farming. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans...
Donald Ritchie (11/21/06)
NEW MADRID -- Donald Lee Ritchie, 67, died Nov. 17, 2006, at Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 15, 1929, in Clarksville, Ark., he was the son of the late Elbert and Minnie Ritchie. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mable Ritchie, and one brother, Junior Ritchie...
Thelma Wright (11/21/06)
CLARKTON -- Thelma Louise Wright, 74, died Nov. 19, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 31, 1932, at Monette, Ark., daughter of the late William Barney and Maude C. Coleman Wallace, she was of the Baptist belief. On Sept. 24, 2949, at Piggott, Ark., she married Cleo Therion Wright who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1992...
Lester Wilson (11/21/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lester Wilson, 82, died Nov. 19, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 9, 1924, in Lynn, Ala., son of the late Chess and Nora Glover Wilson, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. On Aug. 3, 1966, in Tennessee, he married Earline White who survives of the home...
Jerry Wallace (11/21/06)
VANDUSER -- Jerry E. Wallace, 69, died Nov. 21, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Larry Mayabb (11/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Larry Gene Mayabb, 50, died at 2:20 p.m., Nov. 5, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 25, 1956, in East Prairie, to Imogene Childers Mayabb and the late Harry Mayabb, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was a retired truck driver...
John Chanley (11/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- John Ervin Chanley, 68, died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 5, 2006, at his home. Born May 6, 1938, at East Prairie, son of the late John Daniel and Alma Ester Flick Chanley, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired postal carrier having worked 31 years in the East Prairie Post Office...
Eleanor Bridwell (11/07/06)
SIKESTON - Eleanor "Ellie" Burden Bridwell, 84, formerly of Charleston, died at 7:36 p.m., Nov. 6, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 18, 1922, in Advance, to the late Ernest and Nora Pike Williams, she had attended St. Elizabeth Girls Academy in St. ...
Phyllis Ferrell (11/07/06)
WILKES-BARRE, Penn. -- Phyllis E. Ferrell, 85, died Nov. 2, 2006, at Heritage House in Wilkes-Barre. Born in New Castle, daughter of the late Patsy and Mary Manera, she was a homemaker and graduate of Jefferson High School at New York City. In 1944, she married Guy Ferrell who survives of the home...
Mary Lou Parsley (11/07/06)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for the services conducted today at Duck Creek Baptist Church for Mary Lou Parsley, 77, who died Nov. 4, 2006, were: Jay Parsley, Jimmy Parsley, Ryan Franklin, Chris Parsley, Jeremy Parker, Kelly Hawthorne, Greg Franklin, Mike Franklin, Brian Franklin, Clay Faries, Jerry Roberts, Russell Taylor, Adam Clark, John Walker and Chad Hawthorne...
Carl Book (11/19/06)
DEXTER -- Carl Book, 86, died Nov. 16, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 26, 1919, at Malden, son of the late Samuel J. Tildon and Dora Woolard Book, he was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a retired Nazarene minister and the former owner of Madison One Hour Cleaners in Madison Heights, Mich...
Audra Hobbs (11/07/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted on Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Audra L. Hobbs, 87, who died Nov. 2, 2006, were: Jerry McGowen, Jimmy Moore, George Clark, David Hobbs and Bub Yates.
Frances Beck (11/07/06)
CHAFFEE -- Frances A. Beck, 85, died Nov. 6, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
J.D. Schaffer (11/07/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jess David "J.D." Schaffer, 75, who died Nov. 4, 2006, will be: Glen Rodgers, Brandon Hoskins, Michael Ballard, Martin Schaefer, Terry Bryant and Ben Bryant...
Eloise Lingle (11/07/06)
HERMITAGE, Tenn. - Eloise Lingle, 92, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 6, 2006, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Born Nov. 19, 1913, in Clay County, Ark., to the late Arthur and Sallie Parks, she was an active member for many years of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, a current member of Tulip Grove Baptist Church in Hermitage and had been a long time employee of F.W. Woolworth Company before retiring...
George Baker (11/19/06)
RISCO -- George Baker, 96, died Nov. 17, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1910, in Manilla, Ark., son of the late Alex and Pearl Dry Baker, he was a farmer before his retirement. He was also preceded in death by four sons, Bobby Baker, Jerome Baker, Troy Baker and Don Baker; one daughter, Georgia Lee Fielder; and four brothers and seven sisters...
John Smith (11/19/06)
DEXTER -- John Smith, 56, died Nov. 16, 2006, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born April 25, 1950, in Dexter, son of the late Thomas H. and Faye Harris Smith, he had lived all his life in Dexter and St. Louis. Survivors include: one brother, James D. Smith of Dexter; one sister, Cathy Hebblethwaite of the state of Illinois; and one nephew and his wife, Thomas E. and Tina M. Smith of Dexter...
Donald Ritchie (11/19/06)
NEW MADRID -- Donald Ritchie died Nov. 17, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Richards Funeral Home.
Paul Baker (11/19/06)
CLARKTON -- Paul Everett Baker, 82, died Nov. 16, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 12, 1924, at Shelbyville, Ark., son of the late James and Alberta Herring Baker, he was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran serving during World War II. On March 20, 1944, at Powhatatan, Ark., he married Mary A. Lawson who survives of the home...
Connie Wright (11/19/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Connie Yvonne Wright, 48, died Nov. 17, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 23, 1958, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Harley Leo and Wanda Louise Northern Wright, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and had been employed with Wallace Greenhouse and Gates Rubber Company. She was a member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Dorothy Vandeven (11/19/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Dorothy W. Vandeven, 91, died Nov. 16, 2006. Born Jan. 9, 1915, at Leopold, daughter of the late John Herman and Mary Hulshof Elfrink, she lived most of her life in the Bloomfield Community where she retired in 1977 from Elder Manufacturing. She was a member for the past 46 years of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
James Eastwood (11/03/06)
CHAFFEE - James E. Eastwood, 81, died Nov. 2, 2006, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Chaffee is in charge of arrangements. No services will be conducted.
Marge St. Mary (11/03/06)
MOREHOUSE -- Margaret M. St. Mary, 62, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:54 p.m. Nov. 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 7, 1944, near Fayette, Ala., daughter of the late Eulas Clinton and Sylvia Roseddie Tidwell Hubbert, she was a cook and had attended Temple of Faith Baptist Church...
Brian Williams (11/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Brian Tyrone Williams, 19, died Nov. 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 2, 1987, in Sikeston, son of Gary and Brenda Gross of Sikeston and Frank and Tina McCaster of Minneapolis, he was a 2005 graduate of Sikeston High School...
Benjamin Holstein (11/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Benjamin Alexander Holstein, 1-month-old son of Matthew and Elis Paniza Holstein of Sikeston, died Nov. 1, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Sept. 26, 2006, at Sikeston. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: one sister, Alana Michelle Holstein of the home; maternal grandparents, Elis and Raul Paniza of David, Panama; maternal great-grandparents, Romulo Pombo of Panama and Sol and Luis Paniza of Panama City, Panama; paternal grandparents, Jim and Gail Holstein of St. ...
Betty Lishman (11/03/06)
BERTRAND -- Betty Joyce Neal Lishman, 60, died Nov. 2, 2006, at her home in rural Bertrand. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Pat Johnson (11/03/06)
MALDEN -- Pat Johnson, 71, died Nov. 2, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 11, 1935, in Charleston, daughter of the late Arthur Udell "Tobe" and Stella Mae Kern McGill, she was the former owner of the Patty Cake Bakery in Malden and a member of the First General Baptist Church in Malden...
Karen McClendon (11/03/06)
ANNISTON - Karen McClendon, 94, died at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 2, 2006, in the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Chester Anderson (11/03/06)
LILBOURN - Chester B. Anderson was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Marion, Ark., son of the late Walter and Janie (Morgan) Anderson. Chester was a very dedicated, loyal and loving person. During his younger life, he served his country in the United States Army; he was a sharp shooter during the Korean War. He was a foreman for Gomz Farm for over 25 years in South Bend, Ind. and in Baraboo, Wis. He retired and moved to Lilbourn, Mo. in 1989...
Syvilla Hardin (11/03/06)
RISCO - Syvilla Etta Hardin, 79, died Oct. 31, 2006, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Aug. 27, 1927, at Risco, daughter of the late George Washington and Mary Effie Cook Carlisle, she was a member of the Risco Rural Independent Club and the United Methodist Church of Parma...
Kenneth Pullum (11/03/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Kenneth R. Pullum, 52, died Nov. 1, 2006, at his home in Portageville. Born Dec. 19, 1953, in Portageville, he was the son of Juanita Ford Pullum of Portageville and the late Benjamin D. Pullum, who died Jan. 10, 1981. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Donna Powell on May 15, 1971; and one brother, Randal Pullum on Dec. 5, 2004...
Kenneth Pullum (11/02/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Kenneth Ray Pullum, 52, died Nov. 1, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Rebecca Gant (11/02/06)
WILSON CITY - Rebecca Louise Gant, 82, died Oct. 31, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 15, 1924, in Henson, she lived her entire life in Missouri and was a member of the Opportunity Church of God in Christ in Charleston. On July 5, 1941, she married Benjamin Gant, who preceded her in death...
Leland Maxwell (11/02/06)
SIKESTON -- Leland Robert Maxwell, 92, passed away at Missouri Delta Medical Center at 7:50 p.m. Oct. 30, 2006. Born on April 29, 1914, in Bertrand, he was the son of the late Walter and Nettie Holland Maxwell. On Nov. 18, 1939, he married Ruth Ellen Stancil, who survives of the home...
Syvilla Hardin (11/02/06)
RISCO - Syvilla Etta Hardin, 79, died Oct. 31, 2006, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden...
Russell Smith (11/02/06)
CHARLESTON -- Russell Junior Smith, 79, left for his heavenly home at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2006, from his residence in Charleston, Missouri. Mr. Smith was born July 6, 1927, in Colbert County, Alabama, to Samuel Ervin Smith and Neva Virginia Rutherford Smith. ...
Benjamin Holstein (11/02/06)
SIKESTON - Benjamin Alexander Holstein, 1-month-old son of Matthew and Elis Paniza Holstein of Sikeston, died Nov. 1, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Sept. 26, 2006, at Sikeston. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: one sister, Alana Michelle Holstein of the home; maternal grandparents, Romulo Ponbo of Panama and Elis and Raul Paniza of David, Panama; maternal great-grandparents, Sol and Louis Paniza of Panama City, Panama; paternal grandparents, Jim and Gail Holstein of St. ...
Neoma Faries (11/02/06)
DEXTER - Neoma Faries, 87, died Nov. 1, 2006, at the Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born May 1, 1919, in Holcomb, daughter of the late Tom and Fern F. Vails Kinsey, she had lived in the Canalou and Morehouse communities from 1964 to 1996. She moved to Bloomfield in 1996, then to Dexter in 2001. She was a homemaker and attended the Canalou Assembly of God Church...
Maxine Graham (11/02/06)
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. -- Maxine Marie Graham passed away Sept. 29, 2006, at her residence at Sunrise Assisted Living at the age of 93. She was born in Benton, Mo., on June 23, 1913. Her parents were George W. Pearman, longtime president of the Bank of Oran and Goldie Rutledge Pearman...
Russell Smith (11/01/06)
CHARLESTON - Russell Junior Smith, 79, died at 12:40 p.m., Oct. 31, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Perry Ray Jr. (11/01/06)
LILBOURN - Perry Ray Jr., 51, died Oct. 27, 2006, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Lilbourn. Born March 16, 1955, in Invernest, Miss., to the late Perry and Josie A. Ray Sr., he had lived in Missouri for 32 years. He was a 1974 graduate of Lilbourn High School, was employed for 31 years at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid and was a member and minister at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Linda Hutchcraft (11/01/06)
DEXTER - Linda Sue Hutchcraft, 49, died Oct. 30, 2006, near Essex. Born March 28, 1957, at Peach Orchard, to the late Alford Rhinehart Moore, she was a registered nurse for the Visiting Nurse Association and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon...
Thelma Valentine (11/01/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Thelma Armada Valentine, 89, who died Oct. 29, 2006, were: George Vails, Charles Vails, Robert Donelson and Robert Thomas.
Evelyn Brandy (11/01/06)
SIKESTON - Evelyn Marie Brandy, 72, died Oct. 30, 2006, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 14, 1934, in Charleston, daughter of the late William and Bertha (Decker) Nicholson, she accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age at Greer's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. ...
Kenneth Stephens (11/28/06)
NEW MADRID - Kenneth Edward Stephens, 77, died Nov. 23, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan 3, 1929, at Canalou, he was the son of the late Herschel and Lillian Drake Stephens. He is survived by: two sons, Kenneth Wayne and Thomas Stephens of Grand Rapids, Mich.; four sisters, Martha Wilkening and Darlene Allgood of Sikeston, Edna Bunch of Hope, Ark. and Vonna Hughes of Dalhart, Texas; one brother, Phillip Stephens of Broken Bow, Okla.; and four grandchildren...
David Lloyd Byrd (11/28/06)
DEXTER -- David Lloyd Byrd, 55, died Nov. 27, 2006, at his home. Born March 14, 1951, in Grayridge, son of the late James Lloyd and Virginia Henley Byrd, he had lived in Bloomfield for many years and had moved to Dexter a short time ago. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator...
Kevin Underhill (11/28/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Kevin Michael Underhill, 42, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 25, 2006, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. He was born on Nov. 1, 1964, in Sikeston, to Earl and Janet Alexander Underhill. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, Ala., and Sikeston Chapter of The People's First and was previously employed by Six Flags of St. Louis...
Doyle Lambert (11/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Doyle Lambert, 78, died at 10 p.m. Nov. 27, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 10, 1927, in Marion County, Ala., to the late Charles W. and Autie Ethyl Nelson Lambert, he both served and retired from the United States Air Force. He was also employed until his retirement in the administration department at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
John Hunter (11/28/06)
NEW MADRID -- John Alfred Hunter, 78, died Nov. 25, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 24, 1928, in New Madrid, he was the son of the late Tom Furg and Mary C. "May" Gallivan Hunter. On April 19, 1954, in New Madrid, he married Marie Householder Hunter, who survives of the home...
Cecil Adams (11/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Cecil Adams, 77, died Nov. 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 3, 1929, in Lake City, Ark., son of the late William H. and Sudie D. Turner Adams, he was the founder of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and for 16 years had served as pastor of Matthews Missionary Baptist Church...
Rheta Bentley (11/29/06)
CHAFFEE - Rheta Bentley, 58, died Nov. 28, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
Jimmie McGee (11/29/06)
FULTON - Jimmie R. McGee, 59, died Nov. 27, 2006, at Boone Hospital Center. Born Oct. 21, 1947, in Sikeston, to the late G.R. "Ray" and Gertrude Humphries McGee, he worked 25 years for Local Union 513 as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge in Plato, the VFW Post 2657 and a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War...
Sylvester Morgan (11/29/06)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Sylvester Morgan, 84, died Nov. 28, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 4, 1922, in Johnstown, Miss., to the late Sylvester and Ethel Roberts Morgan, he was a U.S. Army veteran. On Jan. 19, 1957, in Cairo, Ill., he became an ordained minister and pastored for 17 years in Chicago and for 25 years at Travelers' Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Mary Smith (11/29/06)
OGDEN, Utah - In the early hours of Nov. 21, 2006, Mary Phillips Smith's spirit peacefully rose to a new life. She is now with her beloved husband, Harley R. Smith, who preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1993. Mary was born Jan. 25, 1908, in Florence, Vt., to Henry O. and Ida Flanders Phillips. She attended Castleton Normal School in Vermont and became an elementary school teacher...
David Cossiboom (11/29/06)
SCOTT CITY - David Cossiboom, 51, died Nov. 27, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
Evelyn Palmer (11/29/06)
SIKESTON - Evelyn Palmer, 91, a longtime resident and businesswoman of Sikeston, died on Nov. 28, 2006 at Miner Nursing Center in Miner. She was born on Oct. 4, 1915, near Kewanee, to the late Henry Stanley and Marie Beck Hastings. She and her husband owned and operated Palmer's TV and Radio in Sikeston. She was a lifelong member of First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston and is remembered by many for her years of work in the church nursery and the Women's Mission...
Eleanor Leirer (11/30/06)
GIDEON -- Eleanor Leirer, 91, died Nov. 26, 2006, at the Gideon Care Center. Born Oct. 22, 1915, at Bernie, daughter of the late Richard and Lillie Ramsey Sadler, she was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church of Gideon. On Aug. 5, 1934, at Bernie, she married Everett Leirer who survives of the home...
Missy Johnston (11/30/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Melissa "Missy" L. Johnston, 44, died at 11:24 p.m., Nov. 29, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Michael Mullins (11/30/06)
ADVANCE -- Michael Wayne Mullins, 51, died Nov. 29, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
John Yount (11/30/06)
BLOOMFIELD - John Yount, 83, died Nov. 29, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Lila Farrenburg (11/30/06)
FARRENBURG - Lila M. Farrenburg, 79, died Nov. 29, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Evelyn Palmer (11/30/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Evelyn Palmer, 91, who died Nov. 28, 2006, will be: Richard Hampton, Gerald Sitz, Paul Gillean, Rick Green, Hershel Patterson, Terry Jones and Josh Hampton. Visitation is at 5 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Jim Calvin of the First Assembly of God Church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ron Tate, pastor of the church...
David Cossiboom (11/30/06)
SCOTT CITY -- David Ray Cossiboom, 51, died at 3:50 p.m. Nov. 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 30, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, son of Bessie Arleen Huffman Tipsword of Scott City and the late Henry Alonzo Cossiboom, he was an operation room material manager for Southeast Missouri Hospital. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was of the Protestant belief and a member of Chaffee Elks 1810...
Delmer Pruitt (11/30/06)
DEXTER -- Delmer A. Pruitt, 81, died Nov. 29, 2006, at the Cypress Point Healthcare Facility. Born Dec. 25, 1924, near Dexter, son of the late Ambrose Lewis and Lula Mae Hull Pruitt, he had lived in the Dexter and Poplar Bluff area most of his life. He owned Pruitt Glass from 1960 to 1972 and was a past member and charter member of the Dexter Elks Lodge. He was also a past member of the Lions Club...
Doyle Lambert (11/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Doyle Lambert, 78, who died Nov. 27, 2006, were: Bobby Crump, Tim Lambert, Steve Lambert, Robby Hamby, Rick Tidwell and Billy Littleton.
Ruby Hampton (11/30/06)
ESSEX -- Ruby Hampton, 82, died Nov. 23, 2006, at her home. Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Wooster, Ark., daughter of the late Ben Berry and Nancy Jane Woodard Halcombe, she was a resident of Penermon and a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Grayridge where she held many positions. She was a past member of Eastern Star and Heart Health Coalition...
Rheta Bentley (11/30/06)
CHAFFEE -- Rheta Winona Bentley, 58, died Nov. 28, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 8, 1948, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Patsy Ruth Abney Casper of Mounds, Ill., and the late Albert Gene Casper, she lived for the last 36 years in Chaffee where she was a member of the Chaffee General Baptist church. ...
Kevin Underhill (11/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today at Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church for Kevin Michael Underhill, 42, who died Nov. 25, 2006, were: Mike Sorth, Matt Stolle, Chris Warner, Robert Johnson, Barry Grissom and Curtis Elrod. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Scott Moyer Jr. (11/13/06)
MATTHEWS -- Scott Allen Moyer Jr., 21, died Nov. 10, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 9, 1985, in Michigan City, Ind., son of Virginia Shull of Matthews and Scott Moyer Sr. of Bristol, Ind., he was an automotive detailer...
Zallah Bell (11/13/06)
LILBOURN -- Zallah Bell, 96, died Nov. 10, 2006, at Beverly Nursing Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 27, 1910, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Gustavus and Amanda Jewel Ewing Tinsley, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a registered nurse and employed at Missouri Baptist in St. Louis and McLaren Hospital in Flint, Mich., before retiring...
Dorris Baker (11/13/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Dorris Baker, 94, died Nov. 12, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Jan. 29, 1912, in Neelyville, to the late William and Margaret Mills Krigbaum, she lived most of her life in Portageville, where she was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church until she became homebound. She worked many years beside her husband, Evans, and son, Gary, in their grocery store business...