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Obituaries from December 2006

Lanny Allen (12/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Julius Landrith "Lanny" Allen, 65, died Dec. 8, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 6, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Ernest Clifford and Geneva Kluesner Allen, he had been employed by AT&T and Southwestern Bell Telephone retiring after 38 years. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of Eagles Aerie 3319 and American Legion...
Arvel O. Long (12/10/06)
BENTON -- Arvel Omer Long, 70, died at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 7, 2006, at his home in Benton. Born Dec. 2, 1936, in Wickliffe, Ky., son of the late Byoma and Addie May Wilson Long, he was a farmer for Tongate Farms in Sikeston. He also attended Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
David McClain (12/10/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for David Scott McClain, 55, who died Dec. 5, 2006, were: Brian Pruett, Steve Bohnert, Willis Eubanks, Frankie Bain, Mike Ramsey and David Miller.
John Hampton (12/10/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Hampton, 79, died Dec. 9, 2006, at Portageville Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Garry Schearf (12/08/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Garry Eugene Schearf, 56, died at 6:50 p.m. Dec. 6, 2006, at his home. Born May 2, 1950, at Cape Girardeau, son of Phillip Eugene and Enid Alice Campbell Schearf of Delta, he was an iron worker and civil-mechanical foreman for Fru-Con Construction. He was a member of Laborers Local 282 and First Baptist Church of Delta...
John Wyrick (12/08/06)
SIKESTON -- John Wyrick, 86, formerly of Morehouse and Poplar Bluff, died at 2 p.m., Dec. 7, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 27, 1920, in Wilson, Ark., son of the late Bert Milton and Nina V. Glasner Wyrick, he had worked at Himmelberger-Harrison and served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II...
Dortha Davis (12/08/06)
MALDEN - Dortha Mae Davis, 79, died Dec. 5, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 2, 1927, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Archie and Mary Maude Forbes Batchelor, she was of the Baptist belief. On May 31, 1946, she married Grady Davis who preceded her in death Nov. 4, 1980...
Sam Chadd (12/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Sam William Chadd, 74, died Dec. 8, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 24, 1932, in Kewanee, son of the late William Melvin and Dorothy Lucille Lands Chadd, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War and had worked for the Sikeston Fire Department for 30 years before retiring...
Carl Alexander (12/08/06)
DEXTER -- Carl Ernest Alexander, 83, died Dec. 5, 2006, in the Florida Hospital at Wauchula, Fla. Born July 19, 1923, at Bloomfield, son of the late William and Eva Miller Alexander, he was a retired switchman for Grand Trunk Western Railroad in Michigan; a U.S. Navy veteran; past master of the Genesee Masonic Lodge 174 at Genesee, Mich., where he was a life member; a member of the Flint, Mich., Shriners; and was of the Methodist belief...
Abby Abernathy (12/08/06)
SIKESTON -- W.H. "Abby" Abernathy, 94, formerly of Malden, died Dec. 6, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Bob French (12/08/06)
CHARLESTON -- Robert Ricky "Bob" French Sr., 76, died Dec. 7, 2006, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 22, 1930, in Charleston, son of the late Oliver B. and Jennie Brown French Sr., he lived most of his life in Charleston where had been a partner in the French Implement Co. until his retirement in 1977. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Charleston and a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War...
Linda Hardin (12/08/06)
CATRON -- Linda Marie Hardin, 44, passed away Dec. 7, 2006, surrounded by her family at her home in Catron. Born April 17, 1962, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of W.L. and Eloise Conner of Essex, she was a scout leader, choir director and member of Hopewell General Baptist Church, where she volunteered her time monthly at Crowley Ridge Care Center through her church and worked as a part-time floral designer...
Bernard Recker (12/10/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bernard W. Recker, 89, died Dec. 7, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 5, 1917, at Portageville, son of the late August and Francis Warneke Recker, he was a farmer and was chosen as Farmer of the Year in 1980. He served as chairman of the FHA and ASCS committees, was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and the Holy Name Men's Club, and served as Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus...
Alex Johnson (12/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Alex Matthew Johnson, 20, died Dec. 7, 2006, near Benton from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born Jan. 1, 1986, in Cape Girardeau, son of Michael Deverist Johnson of Rutledge, Tenn., and Angelia Kay Grimes Walker of Sikeston, he was employed as a cook at Huddle House...
Wilma Long (12/10/06)
CHARLESTON - Wilma Sisk Long, 86, died Dec. 8, 2006, at Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Arvel O. Long (12/08/06)
BENTON -- Arvel O. Long, 70, died Dec. 7, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Wilma Long (12/11/06)
CHARLESTON - Wilma Earlene Sisk Long, 76, died Dec. 8, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Feb. 16, 1930, in Charleston, to the late Serrah S. and Elsie Myrtle Sutton Sisk, she lived most of her life in Charleston, where she had been employed in the fitting department of the Brown Shoe Co. until her retirement, and then later at Reeves Boomland. She was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ...
Inez Ranson (12/11/06)
BENTON -- Inez T. Ranson, 91, died Dec. 9, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born Jan. 24, 1915, in Ursa, Ill., the daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Ermal Anderson Trent, she graduated from high school in Ursa, Ill. She worked for Buckner-Ragsdale 25 years and Brown Owl, both in Cape Girardeau, and was a residential caregiver for 15 years, retiring in 2000. ...
Flora Richmond (12/11/06)
PARMA -- Flora Parline Baker Richmond, 64, died Dec. 9, 2006, at her home. Born May 9, 1942, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Howard and Pearl Eve Farley Wells. On March 11, 2005, at Piggott, Ark., she married Timothy Richmond who survives of the home...
Ray T. Jones Sr. (12/11/06)
DEXTER -- Ray T. Jones Sr., 76, died Dec. 9, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 19, 1930, in Earlington, Ky., son of the late Raymond and Rosie Beatrice Rigsby Jones, he had lived in Dexter most of his life and was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church. He married Mary Turner who survives...
Lanny Allen (12/11/06)
SIKESTON -- Julius Landrith "Lanny" Allen, 65, died Dec. 8, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 6, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Ernest Clifford and Geneva Kluesner Allen, he had been employed by AT&T and Southwestern Bell Telephone retiring after 38 years. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of Eagles Aerie 3319 and American Legion...
Michael Raines (12/11/06)
PARAGOULD, Ark. -- Michael Lee Raines, 31, died Dec. 9, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 9, 1975, in Kennett, Mo., he was the son of Tommy Raines of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Mary Ann Mayberry Raines. Survivors include: his stepmother, Barbara Raines of Sikeston; one brother and sister-in-law, James Allen and Lynn Mayberry of Paragould; and one half-...
Perry Wilson (12/11/06)
LILBOURN - Perry Wilson, 70, died Dec. 10, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 24, 1936, at Point Pleasant, he was the son of the late Willie and Mary Ethel Bozarth Wilson. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Lester Wilson. Survivors include: four sons, Perry Wilson Jr. ...
Abraham Burgess (12/11/06)
SIKESTON -- Abraham Lincoln Burgess Jr., 51, died Dec. 9, 2006, at the Pemiscot Medical Center in Hayti. Born Sept. 28, 1955, in Sikeston, son of the late Abraham Lincoln and Geneva Louella McCormick Burgess Sr., he was a delivery specialist for Prime Time Rental in Sikeston...
Sam Chadd (12/11/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Sam William Chadd, 74, who died Dec. 8, 2006, were: Cpt. Jim Hailey, Sgt. Jim McMillen, PSO Frank Adams, PSO Keith Hente, PSO Joey Henry and PSO Danny Adams.
John Hampton (12/11/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Hampton, 79, died Dec. 9, 2006, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born April 2, 1927, at Hornersville, son of the late Jim and Fannie Maeher Hampton, he was a veteran of World War II. He was married to Clementeen Cummings, who preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 1992...
James Calhoun (12/28/06)
ELDON -- James Everett "Bake" Calhoun, 94, died Dec. 27, 2006, in Jefferson City. Born Nov. 26, 1912, in Matthews, son of the late James Frederick "Fritz" and Nancy Louise Wilburn Calhoun, he was a farmer and former member of the First Baptist Church of Sikeston. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eldon...
Bud Creg (12/28/06)
DEXTER - Harold "Bud" Creg, 71, died Dec. 27, 2006, at his home. Born July 22, 1935, in Bernie, to the late Ethel Belle Jerls and Walter McClellen Creg, he was the owner and operator of OK Radiator Shop in Dexter, a U.S. Air Force veteran and of the General Baptist belief...
Gloria Davis (12/28/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Major Gloria Dean Davis, 47, died Dec. 12, 2006, at Camp Victory in Iraq. Born Aug. 11, 1959, in Tennessee, daughter of Annie Washington of Portageville and the late Will Scott Sr., she enlisted in the U.S. Army's Military Police Corps on Oct. ...
Amy Davidson (12/28/06)
SMITHVILLE, Tenn. - Amy Michelle Davidson, 20, died Dec. 14, 2006, in Smithville. Born Sept. 9, 1986, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Jean Davidson of Houston and Carl Davdison of Los Gatos, Calif., she was a 2005 graduate of The Grier School in Tyrone, Penn. She was a sophomore at Tennessee Technical University's Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, where she worked in the office and gallery, while pursuing her studies toward a bachelor of fine arts degree in fibers...
C.F. Eisenbach (12/28/06)
SIKESTON -- C.F. Eisenbach, 86, died Dec. 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born in St. Louis, son of the late Clarence Frederick and Mary Agnes Tracey Eisenbach. He attended Mary Magdalene High School and Southern Illinois College of Optometry. He was a World War II veteran, having served in all theatres. He later moved to Sikeston and practiced optometry for 50 years before he retired in 2001...
Grady McMillen (12/28/06)
MATTHEWS - Grady John McMillen, 79, formerlydied at 7:58 p.m. Dec. 27, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 29, 1927, at Murray, Ky., to the late Thomas Maxie and Maggie Ann Stagner McMillen, he had lived a number of years in Mississippi County where he was a farm worker and later moved to St. ...
Charles Heavener (12/28/06)
MORRIS CHAPEL, Tenn. -- Charles Heavener, 66, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8:20 a.m. Dec. 25, 2006, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner, Mo. Born Nov. 7, 1940, in Bay, Ark., son of the late George and Lillie Mae Holt Heavener, he had lived most of his life in the Sikeston area where he was employed in commercial construction until his retirement and was of the Baptist belief...
Billy Cookson (12/28/06)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for services conducted on Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Billy Gene Cookson, 72, who died Dec. 23, 2006, were: Ronnal Clinton, George Hemby, Norman Ogles, Rudy Williams, Clyde Barnfield and Joe Wheetley...
Alberta Ramsey (12/18/06)
NEW MADRID -- Alberta Ramsey, 81, died Dec. 15, 2006, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 18, 1925, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Albert Otis and Maude O'Bannon Allen, she was a member of the DAR and a lifetime member and choir member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church...
Bonnie Borders (12/18/06)
DEXTER - Bonnie Borders, 65, formerly of Parma, died Dec. 15, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 21, 1941, in Como, to the late Claude and Pauline Gregory Lovette, she had lived the past several years in Dexter where she was a homemaker and attended the Lighthouse Christian Center...
Don Sorrells (12/18/06)
SIKESTON -- Don Sorrells, 72, died at 1 a.m. Dec. 18, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Jamie Blasingain (12/18/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jamie Blasingain, 29, died Dec. 16, 2006, in Wyatt. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Bob Wefenstette (12/18/06)
SIKESTON - Robert "Bob" Wefenstette, 74, formerly of Fulton, died Dec. 15, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 12, 1932, in Columbia, son of the late Emmitt P. and Frankie Bullard Wefenstette, he owned and operated Bob's 66 Service Station near Millersburg for many years and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War...
Luella Hobbs (12/18/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Luella Hobbs, 85, died Dec. 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Ruby Rogers (12/18/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ruby M. Rogers, 81, died Dec. 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 13, 1925, at Bear Creek, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lela Gaddis Cagle. On March 5, 1949, she married James P. Saulter who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1967. On Feb. 16, 1970, in Hayti, she married James Rogers who survives of the home...
Mildred Mallett (12/18/06)
MALDEN - Mildred Lenora Mallett, 91, died Dec. 16, 2006, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born July 11, 1915, in Lanty, Ark., to the late Elmer and Mary Frances Krissell Bizzell, she was a homemaker and affiliated with the Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden...
Teresa Lemonds (12/18/06)
CLARKTON -- Teresa Ann Lemonds, 50, died Dec. 15, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 15, 1956, in Pocahontas, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Cora Sue Ferrell Hayes Jr. Survivors include: two sons, Paul Hayes and Phillip Bailey of Dexter; two brothers, Kenneth Hayes of Parma and William Drye of Farmington; two sisters, Diane Tilton of Tremble, Tenn., and Linda Carter of Parma; and three grandchildren...
Pat Carroll (12/18/06)
SIKESTON - Patricia Louise Carroll, 72, died at 9:10 a.m. Dec. 16, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born July 18, 1934 in Cape Girardeau. On Sept. 9, 1957, she married Lloyd "Duke" Carroll who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2001...
Willene Garner (12/31/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Willene Garner, 64, died at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 29, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
William A. Scobey (12/31/06)
SIKESTON -- William A. "Dub" Scobey, 79, formerly of New Madrid, died Dec. 29, 2006, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Mary Farr (12/06/06)
HOWARDVILLE -- Mary M. Farr, 97, died Dec. 1, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 29, 1908, in Charleston, Miss., daughter of the late Abe and Mary M. Jones Randolph, she moved to Bernie at the age of 24. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of New Madrid where she served in the choir and on the Mother Board...
Carolyn Tanner (12/06/06)
NEW MADRID -- Carolyn Deonna Tanner, 47, died Dec. 2, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1959, at Barstow, Calif., daughter of the late J.R. and Leona Hunt Chambliss, she was a licensed practical nurse. On Jan. 2, 1990, at Lilbourn, she married Chris Tanner who survives of the home...
Edward Blowers (12/06/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Edward L. Blowers, 82, died Dec. 5, 2006, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Sept. 12, 1923, in Missouri, to the late Dewey and Grace Brown Blowers, he was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Portageville. He was married to Georgia Ingle who preceded him in death on July 9, 1999...
Mary Myrick (12/06/06)
TROY - Mary Helen Myrick, 82, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 4, 2006, at Lincoln Nursing and Rehab in Troy. Born July 9, 1924, in Portageville, to the late John William and Mary Eula Gowan Alexander, she was a member of the Aquilla Baptist Church...
Dora Coakley (12/31/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Dora Alice Coakley, 81, died Dec. 28, 2006, at her home. Born March 27, 1925, at Aurora, Ill., daughter of the late Doc and Zola Tippey Jennings, she was a former production worker at Barber-Greene in Aurora and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary...
Leaum Mills (12/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Leaum Mills, 76, who died Dec. 5, 2006, will be: Hubert Allred, William Rasberry, Jim Crest, Jim Stevens, Jim Reese and James Roy Bixler. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dale Beatty, Mike Perry, Jerry Kelley, Walter Bizzell, Norman Jones, Jerry Burge and Wayne Angle...
Bill Keen (12/14/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bill Keen, 52, died Dec. 12, 2006, at his home in East Prairie. Born March 4, 1954, in St. Louis, son of the late Thurman and Josephine Brown Keen, he was a truck driver and had lived most of his life in Mississippi County. Survivors include: one son, Bill Keen of St. ...
Jim Eaves (12/14/06)
WYATT -- Jim Eaves, 69, died at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 14, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Dewitte Myer (12/14/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Dewitte A. Myer, 88, formerly of Benton, died Dec. 13, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Glenna Duncan (12/14/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Glenna Duncan, 89, of Marble Hill, who died Dec. 12, 2006, were: Tim Duncan, Jamie Duncan, Sammy Felter, Carl Breedlove, Darrell Masters and Doyne Guiling.
Mickey George (12/14/06)
CHARLESTON -- Kenneth Michael "Mickey" George Sr., 66, died at 11:37 p.m. Dec. 12, 2006, at his home in Charleston. Born Aug. 23, 1940, in Charleston, son of the late William Louis and Orlena Susan Franklin George, he had lived most of his life in Charleston, where he was owner and operator of Commercial Truck Parts and attended the First Assembly of God Church...
Ruth Hales (12/14/06)
ST. PETERS - Ruth Swank Hales, 98, formerly of Mississippi County and Jacksonville, Fla., died Dec. 12, 2006, at the St. Peters Manor Care Center in St. Peters. Born Oct. 24, 1908, in Wyatt, to the late John M. and Burnette Raffety Swank, she was a retired school teacher, teaching 18 years in the Mississippi County and Charleston school systems, before moving to Jacksonville where she taught for 31 years and was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church. In 1987, she returned to Missouri...
Megan K. Turner (12/14/06)
VALLEY PARK - Megan Kimberly Turner, 27, passed away Dec. 8, 2006, at her home in Valley Park. Megan was born on May 14, 1979, in Kirkwood. She is the daughter of Linda K. Turner of the home and Harry D. Turner of St. Louis. She graduated in 1997 from Westminster Christian Academy in St. ...
Clara Steimle (12/07/06)
NEW HAMBURG -- Clara Francis Steimle, 89, died at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 7, 2006, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 21, 1917, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Frank Joseph and Mary Bertha Gosche Steimle, she was a retired floor lady at Thorngate Limited in Chaffee. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and St. Ann Sodality...
David McClain (12/07/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- David Scott McClain, 55, died Dec. 5, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 4, 1951, in St. Louis, son of the late Mel and Anetha Brant McClain, he lived most of his life in Bloomfield where he was a member of the Assembly of God Church...
Linda Hardin (12/07/06)
CATRON - Linda Conner Hardin, 44, died Dec. 7, 2006, at her home. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Carl Alexander (12/07/06)
DEXTER - Carl Alexander, 83, died Dec. 5, 2006, in the Florida Hospital at Wauchula, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Bernard Recker (12/07/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bernard W. Recker, 89, died Dec. 7, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Robin Hartline (12/07/06)
DEXTER - Robin Aslin Hartline, 46, formerly of Bloomfield, died Dec. 5, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 5, 1960, daughter of the late Robert Lewis and Patricia Ann Smith, she was a photo developer and had lived in Dexter the past five years...
George Mannon (12/07/06)
SIKESTON -- George Elliott Mannon, 86, died at 2:32 p.m. Dec. 5, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 3, 1920, in Orange, Texas, son of the late John and Rosa Lee Cuthbertson Mannon, he was a cook at Lambert's Cafe before his retirement...
C.F. Eisenbach (12/27/06)
SIKESTON - C.F. Eisenbach, 86, died Dec. 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
James Bell Jr. (12/27/06)
NEW MADRID -- The Rev. James Bell Jr., 73, died Dec. 23, 2006, at the John A. Pershing Veteran Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 10, 1933, in New Sarpy, La., son of the late Jimmy and Grace Jackson Bell, he had lived for many years in Missouri. A U.S. Army veteran, he had served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Olmstead, Ill., for many years and was the current pastor of First Baptist Church in Howardville...
Carrie Mae Smith (12/27/06)
SIKESTON - Carrie Mae Clinton Smith, 82, died Dec. 24, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1924, in Sikeston, to the late Ora Hilton and Flossie Helen Davis Clinton, she was a housewife and homemaker. She had worked for International Shoe Company for 15 years and also had worked at the Lamp and Fan in Sikeston and Luber's Dress Shop. For 65 years she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Dow Holiman (12/27/06)
SPRINGFIELD - Upton Dow Holiman, 63, died Dec. 25, 2006, at Christian Health Care East in Springfield. Born March 16, 1942, at Memphis, Tenn., to the late U.S. and Mary Nell Holiman, for 10 years he was a businessman in Camdenton and then for several years he farmed near Piedmont. He then moved to Springfield where he was a baker and in sales...
Leaum Mills (12/05/06)
SIKESTON - Leaum Mills, 76, died Dec. 5, 2006, at his home. Born March 13, 1930, in Union Hill, Ark., he was the son of the late Lawrence and Gertie Postalwaite Mills. A U.S. Army veteran, he was employed at Noranda Aluminum as a utility man until his retirement in September 1993...
Phillip Evans (12/05/06)
SIKESTON - Phillip M. "Bud" Evans, 67, died at 7:42 p.m., Dec. 1, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 29, 1939, in Sikeston, to the late Spirling S. and Eva Marie Harden Evans, he served in the U.S. Navy and had attended Bethel Baptist Church and Emmanuel Baptist Church. He had worked for Seven-Up Bottling Co. in Sikeston, at Anchor Toy Factory as a supervisor in the shipping department, at Reiss Dairy and at Cecil Holman Construction Co...
Carolyn Tanner (12/05/06)
NEW MADRID -- Carolyn Deonna Tanner, 47, died Dec. 2, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1959, at Barstow, Calif., daughter of the late J.R. and Leona Hunt Chambliss, she was a licensed practical nurse. On Jan. 2, 1990, at Lilbourn, she married Chris Tanner who survives of the home...
Edith Hicks (12/05/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Edith Hicks, 76, who died on Dec. 1, 2006, were: Jud Hutchison, Lonnie Hutchison, Ken Allen, Stan Durham, Chester Shirkey and Greg Stevens.
Alberta Ramsey (12/17/06)
NEW MADRID - Alberta Ramsey, 81, died Dec. 15, 2006, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Vivian Main (12/17/06)
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Vivian Main, 94, died Dec. 13, 2006, at Palm Springs. Born March 16, 1912, in Nashville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Claude and Alma Sossoman. Survivors include: three sons and daughter-in-laws, James H. and Anita Silvers of Midland, Texas, Earl T. and Jo Ann Silvers of LaQuinta and Daniel C. and Ruby Silvers of Matthews, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren, 17 great-...
Goldie Thompson (12/17/06)
SENATH - Goldie Louella Thompson, 81, passed away Dec. 12, 2006, at Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 22, 1925, in Arbyrd, she was the daughter of the late David and Josephine Abernathy Lincoln. On March 18, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., she married Joe Thompson, who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 2003...
Carl Downing (12/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Carl Wayne Downing, 61, died Dec. 13, 2006, at the KFJ Manor in University City. Born July 30, 1945, in Kennett, son of Odessa Downing of Kennett and the late Carl W. Downing, he had lived in St. Louis most of his life. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps, from which he retired, and was of the Baptist belief...
William Fowler (12/17/06)
NEW MADRID - William Gene "Billy Gene" Fowler, 76, died Dec. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 6, 1930, in Akron, Ohio, son of the late Emma Jacobs Fowler Moore and Alfred Fowler and stepfather, Amos Moore, he was a resident of New Madrid, where he was a farmer before semi-retiring in 1989. ...
Robert Wefenstette (12/17/06)
SIKESTON - Robert Wefenstette, 74, formerly of Fulton, died at 6:14 p.m. Dec. 15, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston was in charge of local arrangements.
Syble Byerly (12/17/06)
NEW MADRID - Syble Maxine Byerly, 77, went to be with the Lord Dec. 15, 2006, at her home in New Madrid. Born Aug. 21, 1929, in Lilbourn, to Myrtle M. Evans Smith of Lilbourn and the late Loy Smith, she was a member of the Crowe Methodist Church, near Matthews, and also a member of the American Legion Post 595 Women's Auxiliary in New Madrid...
Emma L. Butler (12/17/06)
SIKESTON - Emma Louise Butler, 95, died at 1:30 p.m., Dec. 15, 2006, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Sept. 27, 1911, at Randles, to the late James Clark and Emma Lee Holmes, she had previously lived in St. Louis where she was a seamstress and men's suit tailor at Scruggs, Vanderverk and Barney Department Store. She lived in Sikeston for many years, where she worked as a seamstress for the Elite Shop Ladies Store...
Emma Bohannon (12/13/06)
MOREHOUSE -- Emma Julia Bohannon, 80, died Dec. 11, 2006, at her home. Born April 12, 1926, in Neshoba County, Miss., daughter of the late William Andrew Jackson and Julia Rebecca Everett Green, she had been a caseworker for the Division of Family Services and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morehouse...
Bill Keen (12/13/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bill Keen died Dec. 12, 2006, at his home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ray T. Jones Sr. (12/13/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Ray T. Jones Sr., 76, who died Dec. 9, 2006, were: Ray Jones Jr., Danny Ray Jones, Michael Norman, Ronald Craver, Kirk Freeman and Donald Ray Turner.
Abraham Burgess (12/13/06)
SIKESTON - Funeral services for Abraham Lincoln Burgess Jr., 51, who died Dec. 9, 2006, were held Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Ron Sexton of the Christian Motorcycle Association officiated. Burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston...
Mickey George (12/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- Kenneth Michael "Mickey" George Sr. died at 11:37 p.m. Dec. 12, 2006, at his home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Donna Burnett (12/12/06)
SIKESTON - Donna Burnett, 46, died Dec. 11, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Glenna Duncan (12/12/06)
MARBLE HILL - Glenna Duncan, 89, died Dec. 12, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 8, 1917, in Bee Branch, Ark., to the late Adrain and Mealie Hogue Guiling, she was a housewife and of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 5, 1934, in Bee Branch, she married E.M. Duncan, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1986...
Rose Schrader (12/12/06)
STURDIVANT -- Rose M. Schrader, 46, died Dec. 10, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 3, 1960, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Roy and Mary Rogers Whittley of Advance, she was a homemaker and member of Ladd Chapel Baptist Church at Greenbrier...
Leon Hampton (12/12/06)
MARSTON -- Allen "Leon" Hampton, 62, died Dec. 10, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 15, 2943, in Conran, son of the late John D. and Audra Froman Hampton, he was an alderman in Marston. On Aug. 9, 1990, in Portageville, he married Dickie Jean Wages who survives of the home...
Lois Robertson (12/12/06)
PERRYVILLE -- Lois Faye Robertson, 66, died Dec. 9, 2006, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. Born Aug. 24, 1940, at Stuttgart, Ark., daughter of the late Clifton and Lydia Crank Leirer, she was a homemaker and was of the Church of Christ belief...
Royce Reaves (12/12/06)
RISCO -- Royce Jean Cox Reaves, 64, died Dec. 10, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 20, 1942, at Sikeston, daughter of the late Roy and Marcella Riggs Carroll, she was a 1960 graduate of Lilbourn High School. She retired from Cox's Day Care and was a member of Pleasantview General Baptist Church...
Emma Bohannon (12/12/06)
MOREHOUSE -- Emma Julia Bohannon, 80, died Dec. 11, 2006, at her home. Born April 12, 1926, in Neshoba County, Miss., daughter of the late William Andrew Jackson and Julia Rebecca Everett Green, she had been a caseworker for the Division of Family Services and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morehouse...
William Fowler (12/15/06)
NEW MADRID - William "Billy Gene" Fowler, 76, died Dec. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, following an extended illness. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Jim Eaves (12/15/06)
WYATT - Jim Eaves, 69, died at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 14, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 18, 1937, in Louisville, Miss., son of the late James and Kate Palmer Eaves, he was a retired engineer for the Ingram Barge Company and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include: two daughters, Amy Todd of Gray, Ga., and Emily Williamson of Schwartz, La.; one brother, Frank Eaves of East Prairie; one sister, Kathy Organ of East Prairie; one granddaughter, Grace Todd of Gray and a special friend, Nancy Ames of Wyatt...
Dewitte Myer (12/15/06)
BENTON -- Dewitte Ardell Myer, 88, died at 6:40 a.m. Dec. 13, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 15, 1918, at Neely's Landing, son of the late Clarence D. Myer and Estillee Clingingsmith, he was an inspector for General Motors and was a U.S. ...
Ellis Grant (12/15/06)
JACKSON -- The Rev. Ellis Albert Grant, 68, died Dec. 14, 2006, at his home. Born June 23, 1938, in Lutesville, son of the late Rev. Paul M. and Furn E. Eaker Grant, he was an ordained General Baptist minister, serving churches in Matthews, St. Charles, Jackson, Tahlequah, Okla., and Ida, Ark. He retired from the postal processing center in Cape Girardeau and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Hazel Lawrence (12/15/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Hazel Jewell Lawrence, 98, died Dec. 14, 2006, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Sept. 11, 1908, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Joseph Ben and Eva May Cumpton Stafford, she lived in St. Louis for several years where she retired from the V.A. Hospital. In 1941, she returned to Bloomfield. She and her husband operated a grocery store in Aquilla where she was also an active member of the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church...
Glen Bentley (12/15/06)
VANDUSER -- Glen Allen Bentley, 45, formerly of Chaffee, died at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2006, at Chaffee. In 1980, he graduated from Chaffee High School. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a painter for Kirk's Trailer Manufacturing...
Sybil Byerly (12/15/06)
NEW MADRID - Sybil Byerly, 77, died Dec. 15, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Gertrude Lane (12/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Gertrude May "Granny" Lane, 94, died at 9:40 p.m. Dec. 28, 2006, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Born March 7, 1912, near Matthews, to the late Harvey Harrison and Margaret Virginia Roark Casteel, she lived most of her life in Sikeston. She was a member of the General Baptist Church where she served in several capacities including church secretary and Sunday school teacher...
Lucille Cook (12/29/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lucille Cook, 81, died Dec. 28, 2006, at Pemiscot County Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born May 10, 1925, in Lake County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Effie Davidson Crabtree. On Oct. 14, 1975, at Portageville, she married Millard Cook who survives of the home...
Jean Nea (12/29/06)
CHARLESTON - Jean Beard Nea, 90, formerly of Dexter, died Dec. 28, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 29, 1915, at Bunkum, Ill., to the late Walter H. and Lurlyne Moore Beard, she lived most of her life in St. Louis where she graduated from Miss Hickey's Secretarial School before moving to Charleston in 1976. She was of the Methodist belief...
Alphonzo Greer (12/29/06)
LILBOURN - Alphonzo "Scout" Greer. 75, died Dec. 27, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 11, 1931, in Holland, Mo., to the late Bennie and Mattie Lee Greer, he was a graduate of O'Bannon High School in New Madrid and Metropolitan State College in Denver where he earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology. He was in the United States Air Force from 1952-1961, serving as an Airman 1st Class...
Walter Abernathy (12/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Walter Herman "Abby" Abernathy, 94, formerly of Malden, died Dec. 6, 2006, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Dec. 21, 1911, at Kennett, he was the son of the late Noah and Dolly Sherman Abernathy. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Sherman Abernathy and John Abernathy; and five sisters, Dallas Mae Abernathy, Virginia Abernathy, Grace Fitzpatrick, Fern Eubanks and Faye Wadeking...
Joe Heisserer (12/29/06)
NEW HAMBURG - Joseph A. "Joe" Heisserer, 67, died at 1:05 p.m. Dec. 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 20, 1939, at Kelso, to the late Joseph Phillip and Coletta L. Glastetter Heisserer, he was a self-employed mechanic and a farmer. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and St. Joseph Sodality...
Walter Bratcher (12/29/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Walter Hearlon Bratcher, 88, died at 3:50 p.m. Dec. 28, 2006, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 10, 1918, in the Windyville Community near East Prairie, son of the late William Mace and Katie Elizabeth Sipp Bratcher, he worked for many years in St. Louis as a machinist before returning to East Prairie in 1977. He was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Edna M. Heath (12/29/06)
DOGWOOD - Edna M. Heath, 95, died at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 28, 2006, in the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Feb. 2, 1911, in the Dogwood Community, to the late Walter P. and Nettie C. Holland Maxwell, she lived all of her life in Dogwood where she was a member of the Dogwood Methodist Church and her husband farmed and owned and operated the Dogwood Store and Oil Company...
Mary Lou Montgomery (12/29/06)
MARION, Ark. - Mary Lou (Stinnett) Montgomery, 72, died Dec. 21, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of Marion First Baptist Church. Survivors include: her husband, John O. Montgomery of Marion; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jenny and Elmer West of Marion and Cynthia and Ronnie Gosney of Miami; two sons and one daughters-in-law, John O. ...
Jim Green (12/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Jim Henry Green, 75, died Dec. 25, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 1, 1931, in Mississippi, he was the son of the late Jim and Birtha Winget. Survivors include: four daughters, Diane Kemp, Birtha Brown, Doris Alexander and Darlene Alexander of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and 11 grandchildren and 21 great-children...
Mary Trousdale (12/04/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mary Pauline Trousdale, 85, died at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Feb. 6, 1921, at Wyatt, to the late James Hershel and Minnie Kelley Vinson. She had lived her entire life in Mississippi County, where she had been employed at the Brown Shoe Factory in Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Beatrice Malone (12/04/06)
SIKESTON - Beatrice Malone, 97, formerly of Kewanee, died Nov. 30, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 12, 1909, at Formosa, Ark., she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Tennessee Keck Barnes. She was married to George Malone, who preceded her in death on June 6, 1990...
Maxine Tharp (12/04/06)
PARMA - Maxine Tharp, 76, formerly of Risco, died Dec. 2, 2006, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett. Born March 3, 1930, in Leachville, Ark., to the late Preston and Bertha Mills Wood, she had lived the past 15 years in Parma and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Lee Williams Jr. (12/04/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Edward "Lee" Williams Jr., 40, died Dec. 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1966, at Hayti, he was the son of Edward Lee "Buddy" and Barbara Tapp Williams Sr. of Portageville. A graduate of Portageville High School, he worked with his father in the refrigeration and appliance business, was a songwriter and a tattoo artist...
Mary Myrick (12/04/06)
TROY - Mary Helen Myrick, 82, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 4, 2006, at Lincoln Nursing and Rehab in Troy. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Jeanette Gammons (12/04/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jeanette Gammons, 91, died Dec. 2, 2006, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Oct. 20, 1915, at Portageville, to the late James and Lucinda Kimes Adams, she was a member of the Keenagers, GA camps and Sunday school teacher of the First Baptist Church in Portageville...
Mary Johnson (12/04/06)
BERNIE - Mary Margaret Johnson, 86, died Nov. 30, 2006, at her granddaughter's home in Fort Smith, Ark. Born Nov. 13, 1920, in Dunklin County, to the late John Alvin and Millie E. Pipkins Williams, she was a former employee of the Brown Shoe Company and a member of the United Methodist Church in Bernie...
Elwanda Shoemaker (12/26/06)
SPRINGFIELD - Elwanda C. Wyatt Mattingly Shoemaker, 75, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 23, 2006, in Cox South Hospital at Springfield. Born Nov. 24, 1931, at Portageville, she retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone after 42 years and was a member of the Fremont Baptist Church in Springfield...
Virginia Wylder (12/26/06)
SCOTT CITY - Virginia Mae Wylder, 79, died at 6:35 a.m. Dec. 26, 2006, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1927, in St. Louis, to the late Otto Charles and Rosiena Philemena Zoellner Heisserer, she was a housewife and had worked as a machine operator at Elk Walker Factory in Scott City...
Virginia Greenwood (12/26/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Virginia Wallace Greenwood, 72, died at 7 a.m. Dec. 24, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 13, 1934, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Miles A. and Violet Rhody Johnson Wallace, she lived in rural East Prairie most of her life and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie. ...
Charles Heavener (12/26/06)
MINER -- Charles Heavener, 66, formerly of Morris Chapel, Tenn., died Dec. 25, 2006, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Clauvus Ward (12/26/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Clauvus Ward, 88, who died Dec. 23, 2006, were: Mike Bolen, Matt Bolen, Dewayne Miller, Bill Feezor, Jack Feezor and Don Bellah. Honorary pallbearers were Lee Pattengill and Jeff Shoffner...
Billy Gene Cookson (12/26/06)
PUXICO - Billy Gene Cookson, 72, died Dec. 23, 2006, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico. Born May 12, 1934, to the late Everett and Tincy Harris Cookson, he had lived in Puxico most of his life. A graduate of Puxico High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Ashley Rogers (12/26/06)
HAYTI - Ashley Nicole Rogers, 20, died Dec. 20, 2006, at Cape Girardeau from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born April 18, 1986, at Hayti, daughter of Kathryn Kelle Madison of Hayti and Stephen L. Rogers of New Madrid , she was a 2004 graduate of North Pemiscot High School and had attended Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Kimberly Chesteen (12/26/06)
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. - Kimberly Dawn Chesteen, 45, died Dec. 21, 2006, in Pontoon Beach, Ill. Born Sept. 27, 1961, in Chaffee, Mo., to Mabel Geraldine "Jeri" Flanigan of Oran, Mo., and the late Duel Flanigan, she enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her children and grandchildren...
Christene Woodall (12/26/06)
MARSTON - Christene Woodall, 40, died Dec. 23, 2006, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. She was born May 10, 1966, at Bakerville, Calif., to Maggie Mitchem of Marston and the late Oliver Mitchem. On May 22, 1985, in Blytheville, Ark., she married Billy Woodall of Wardell who survives...
Clyde Flaker (12/26/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Clyde Frank Flaker, 84, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Dec. 22, 2006, at the Lenoir Nursing Home in Columbia. He was born on Sept. 8, 1922, at Florissant, the son of Carl B. and Catherine Ebesmeyer Flaker. He was a jeweler. He was a member of the Elks Club, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA certified) and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer...
Lena Roderman (12/26/06)
DEXTER -- Lena Roderman, 81, died Dec. 23, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 24, 1925, at Piedmont, daughter of the late Walter and Elsie Martin Potter, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a former secretary at the International Hat Factory in Dexter...
Carrie Mae Smith (12/26/06)
SIKESTON - Carrie Mae Clinton Smith, 82, died Dec. 24, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1924, in Sikeston, to the late Ora Hilton and Flossie Helen Davis Clinton, she was a housewife and homemaker. She had worked for International Shoe Company for 15 years and also had worked at the Lamp and Fan in Sikeston and Luber's Dress Shop. For 65 years she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Lena Roderman (12/24/06)
DEXTER -- Lena Roderman, 81, died on Dec. 23, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Cowboy Lawson (12/24/06)
HOWARDVILLE -- Dalton "Cowboy" Lawson, 71, died Dec. 22, 2006 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 6, 1935, in Corinth, Miss., son of the late Adam and Ruth Brown Lawson, he was a self-employed car dealer for over 40 years. His wife of many years, Linda Williams Lawson, survives of the home...
Larry Hancock (12/24/06)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Thursday at Puxico High School for Larry Hancock, 62, who died Dec. 18, 2006, were: Marty Sifford, Ronnie Martin, Harold Sitze, Dennis Doublin, Wayne Crytes and Loren Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers were: Roger Harmon, Darllis Stevens, Emma Sitz, Cindy Rhodes and Carol Hartline...
Clauvus Ward (12/24/06)
SIKESTON -- Clauvus Ward, 88, died Dec. 23, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 23, 1918, in Canaan, Ark., son of the late Nathaniel and Cordelia O'Neal Ward, he farmed in the Charleston area from 1946 to 1964. He then moved to Dexter, where he had a farming operation from 1964 until he retired in 1968. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II aircraft carrier Antietam...
Arline Stuckey (12/24/06)
BENTON - Arline Stuckey, 79, died at 10:35 p.m. Dec. 21, 2006, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Oct. 13, 1927, in Caruth, to the late Sidney and Damie Harmon Felker, she had retired from Kelly High School where she was a teacher, and was a member of Benton United Methodist Church...
Jon Stahl (12/24/06)
PARMA - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for John Stahl, 71, who died on Dec. 20, 2006, were: Yancy Hardin, Jim Goforth, James Tilman, John Hutchenson, Bob Lowery and Mark Beaird. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Puxico was in charge of arrangements...
Gene Phillips (12/22/06)
SIKESTON -- Carl Eugene "Gene" Phillips, 67, died Dec. 21, 2006, at Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Peters. Born Oct. 21, 1939, in Gray Ridge, son of the late William Marvin and Liddie Tucker Phillips, he was a member of the Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319 and the owner and operator of Sikeston Auction and Rental Properties...
Arline Stuckey (12/22/06)
BENTON - Arline Stuckey, 79, of Benton died Dec. 21, 2006, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Pattie York (12/22/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pattie Kaye York, 56, died Dec. 20, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 29, 1950, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Charles P. and Kathryn Brigman Anderson, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Lorene Bennett (12/22/06)
CROWDER -- Pallbearers for graveside services held today at Garden of Memories Cemetery for Lorene A. Bennett, 86, who died Dec. 20, 2006, were: Carl Christy, Steve Greene, Marty Vines, Jim Vines, Ival Karnes and Farris Roper. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston was in charge of arrangements...
Ashley Rogers (12/22/06)
HAYTI -- Ashley Rogers, 20, died Dec. 20, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Kathy Madison of Hayti and Steve and Linda Rogers of New Madrid...
Bernice Cutler (12/22/06)
DEXTER -- Bernice Cutler, 79, died Dec. 20, 2006, in St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 5, 1927, in Morton Grove, Ill., daughter of the late Jack and Myrtle Bowman, she lived most of her life in Dexter where she was a homemaker and an active member of the First Christian Church. She worked in both the Sikeston and Dexter areas...
Ida Robinson (12/22/06)
OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Ida Robinson, 79, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died Dec. 19, 2006, in Ottumwa. Born Sept. 15, 1927, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Alex and Oma Bowman McRoy, she spent most of her life in Iowa and attended the Pentecostal church...
Bennett Commer (12/21/06)
NEW MADRID - Mr. Bennett Collins Commer, a resident of New Madrid, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006. Mr. Commer was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Pope, Miss., to William Andrew Commer and Maggie Pearl Commer. Upon graduation from high school, Mr. Commer enrolled at Mississippi State University. ...
Marie Ray (12/21/06)
BENTON -- Essie Marie Ray, 81, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:15 Dec. 19, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 15, 1925, at East Prairie, daughter of the late John Louis and Ethel Gertrude Woods Buttery, she was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Jon Noel Stahl (12/21/06)
CATRON -- Jon Noel Stahl, 71, died Dec. 20, 2006, at his home. Born May 31, 1935, in LaValle, son of the late Chauncy and Daphne Haughey Stahl, he had lived all his life in the Catron area and was a member of the Catron Baptist Church. On March 2, 1958, in Woodlandville, he married Glenda Wade who survives of the home...
Lorene Bennett (12/21/06)
CROWDER -- Lorene A. Bennett, 86, died Dec. 20, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 5, 1920, in Walcot, Ark., daughter of the late Wilford Edward and Minnie M. Sturgeon Dial, she was a housewife and homemaker. On Jan. 11, 1941, in Benton, she married Elmer Bennett, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1983...
Bob Redfern (12/21/06)
CHAFFEE -- Robert Eugene "Bob" Redfern, 77, died at 7:48 a.m. Dec. 19, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 14, 1929, in Chaffee, to the late Robert H. and Iris Eileen Proffer, he was a self-employed electrician and also formerly owned Ace Trash Service and Ace Package Store, both in Chaffee. Also he was employed by Wosley Investigation as a security guard. He was a member of the Chaffee American Legion Post 389 and the Chaffee V.F.W. Post 3127...
Opal Foster (12/21/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Opal M. Foster, 89, died Dec. 20, 2006, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 12, 1917, in Tennessee, daughter of the late William Morton and Mary Ellen Mansel Powell, she was the retired owner/operator of Jitney Grocery Store in Portageville and was a member of the Hayward Baptist Church...
Elzie Pulliam (12/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Elzie John Pulliam, 89, died Dec. 19, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 31, 1917, in Pocahontas, Ark., son of the late Arlon and Emma Wilson Pulliam, he was a farmer before retiring. He is survived by one sister, Nadine Giesing of Jacksonville, Fla.; and nieces and nephews...
Gene Phillips (12/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Carl Eugene "Gene" Phillips, 67, died at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 21, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Helen Cravens (12/21/06)
PARMA -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Helen Cravens, 87, who died Dec. 17, 2006, were: Bill Cravens, Oscar Sapp, Jerry Chaney, Mike Cullum, Donnie Cullum and Robert Stultz.
Glenda Capps (12/21/06)
DEXTER - Glenda J. Capps, 79, died Dec. 17, 2006, in Tulsa, Okla. Born June 3, 1927, in Caledonia, Miss., daughter of the late O.H. and Mamie Caple Stark, she had been a resident of Tulsa since 2001 but lived most of her life in Dexter where she was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary...
Billie Martin (12/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Willie Jean "Billie" Martin, 82, died at 6:55 a.m. Dec. 20, 2006, at Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 13, 1924, in Matthews, daughter of the late Albert and Effie Widdows Cox, she was a housewife and a homemaker. She was of the Baptist belief...
Daisy Deem (12/21/06)
DEXTER -- Daisy Deem died Dec. 20, 2006, in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter. Born at Brookfield, daughter of the late Edward "Ned" and Kathryn Kelly Hubbard, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, the Order of Eastern Star 311 and the Women's Business Club. She was past-...
Lorene Bennett (12/20/06)
SIKESTON - Lorene A. Bennett, 86, died at 4:35 a.m. Dec. 20, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Bennett C. Coomer (12/20/06)
NEW MADRID -- Bennett C. Coomer, 85, died Dec. 19, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Ruby Denton (12/20/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Ruby Webb Denton, 90, died Dec. 18, 2006, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 6, 1916, in Wright County, daughter of Jesse Edward and Bertha Alice Cravens Webb, she was a member of Business Professional Womens Club and Centenery Methodist...
Opal Foster (12/20/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Opal M. Foster, 89, died Dec. 20, 2006 at Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Larry Hancock (12/20/06)
PUXICO - Larry Hancock, 62, died Dec. 18, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 26, 1944, in Puxico, to Ellsworth Hancock of Puxico and the late Mary Kitchen Hancock, he lived all his life in Puxico and in 1990, he graduated from Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Bobby Williams (12/20/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bobby Joe Williams, 55, died Dec. 16, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born April 12, 1951, in Dorena, to the late Roy Lee and Nina Ervin Williams, he was a farmer and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: two brothers, Joe Louis Williams of Corpus Christi, Texas and Johnny L. Williams of Rockford, Ill.; three sisters, Willestene Williams, Daisy Dismuke and Wilma Copeland, of Rockford; and a host of nieces and nephews...
Marie Ray (12/20/06)
BENTON -- Essie Marie Ray, 81, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:15 Dec. 19, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 15, 1925, at East Prairie, daughter of the late John and Ethel Woods Buttery, she was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Donald Sorrells (12/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Donald Ray Sorrells, 72, died at 1 a.m. Dec. 18, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 4, 1934, in Corning, Ark., son of the late Leslie and Helen Cummins Sorrells, he lived in Sikeston most of his life. In 1996, he retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation as a real estate appraiser, and he was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Bonnie Borders (12/19/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bonnie Borders, 65, who died Dec. 15, 2006, were: Matt Long, Mike Long, Warren Gross, Toby Haynes, Darrell Bridges and Bruce Jones Jr.
Luella Hobbs (12/19/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Luella Hobbs, 85, died Dec. 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 27, 1921, at Lilbourn, daughter of the late William and Teresa Biler Cravens, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church. On Jan. 3, 1950, in New Madrid, she married Stowell Hobbs who preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1986...
James Blasingain (12/19/06)
WYATT - James Robert "Jamie" Blasingain, 29, died at 3 p.m. Dec. 16, 2006, in Wyatt. Born Aug. 16, 1977, in Sikeston, to LeRoy James Blasingain and Sheila Kay Vinson, both of Charleston, he lived all his life in Mississippi County. He was employed as a deckhand by CBG Waterfront in Cairo, Ill...
Helen Cravens (12/19/06)
PARMA -- Helen Cravens, 87, died Dec. 17, 2006, at the home of her great- granddaughter in Bernie. Born July 9, 1919, in Missouri, daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Morris Armes, she had lived in Parma all her life and was a homemaker. On Feb. 14, 1936, in Parma, she married Gilbert Cravens who preceded her in death on May 13, 1981...
Maggie Harrison (12/01/06)
MATTHEWS -- Maggie Jewell Harrison, 80, died at 4:02 p.m. Nov. 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 13, 1926, in Knoxville, Ark., daughter of the late William Howard "Bill" and Virgie Mae Manning Robertson, she was a housewife and co-owner and operator of service stations in Anderson, Ind. She had lived in Matthews for the past 20 years and had previously resided in Anderson and Claremont, Fla. She was a member of the Matthews Missionary Baptist Church...
Lila Farrenburg (12/01/06)
NEW MADRID - Lila Mae Farrenburg, 79, of the Farrenburg Community, passed away Nov. 29, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Lila was born Dec. 6, 1926, in Chickasha, Okla., to William and Ada Mae Snow. She grew up in Arkansas and later moved to Missouri and wed Paul "Buck" Farrenburg on Aug. 20, 1945...
Missy Johnston (12/01/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Melissa L. "Missy" Johnston, 44, died at 11:34 p.m. Nov. 29, 2006, in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born Oct. 2, 1962, in Sikeston, to the late Loyce D. and Mildred Louise "Sue" Babb Johnston, Missy lived most of her life in East Prairie, where she had a career in the trucking industry before ill health caused her retirement. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt...
Mick Mullins (12/01/06)
ADVANCE -- Michael "Mick" Wayne Mullins, 51, died Nov. 29, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 21, 1955, at Cape Girardeau, son of Richard Mullins of Advance and the late Dorothy Lenora Hardin Mullins, he was self employed and had worked for James Patton Mechanical...
Dub Lomax (12/01/06)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- James V. "Dub" Lomax, 78, formerly of Matthews, Mo., died Nov. 29, 2006. Survivors include: his wife, Betty Lomax; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kelly and Melinda Lomax of Nashville and Alan and Lenett Lomax of Memphis; one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Mitch Harrison of Memphis; three sisters, Janet Jackson of Van Buren, Mo., Mildred Marble of Frankston, Texas, and Pat White of Sikeston, Mo.; and eight grandchildren...
John Yount (12/01/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- John Yount, 83, died Nov. 29, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 31, 1923, in Ironton, son of the late Marcus Daniel and Fairymae McNabb Yount, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, the Dexter Elks Lodge and Bloomfield American Legion. He was a farm management specialist for the University of Missouri Extension Services for 35 years, retiring in 1984...
Edith C. Hicks (12/03/06)
ESSEX - Edith C. Hicks, 76, died Dec. 1, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 9, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Joe and Rosie Boss Cowin, she was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Essex and was of the General Baptist belief...
Delmer Pruitt (12/03/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Delmer A. Pruitt, 81, who died on Nov. 29, 2006, were: David Duley, Mark Thurston, Rudy Chapman, Jim Stuever, Phil Dawson and Ken Walters.
Jeanette Gammons (12/03/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jeanette Gammons, 91, died Dec. 2, 2006, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Phillip Evans (12/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Phillip Evans, 67, died at 7:42 p.m. Dec. 1, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.