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Obituaries from January 2007

Priscilla Acord (01/14/07)
DEXTER -- Priscilla Ann Shell Acord, 65, died Jan. 10, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 20, 1941, at New Madrid, daughter of the late L.S. Hartzog and Marjorie Schaffer Mims, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a homemaker...
Dennis McIntyre (01/14/07)
GIPSY -- Dennis Ray McIntyre, 48, died Jan. 11, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 13, 1958, at Advance, son of the late Joe and Berndetta Easterbrooke McIntyre, he was a retired farmer. Survivors include: his wife, Angie McIntyre of the home; three sons, Dennis Ray McIntyre Jr. ...
David Clack (01/14/07)
DENVER -- David Milton Clack, 65, died at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2007, in Porter Memorial Hospital in Denver following an extended illness. Born Jan. 20, 1941, in Charleston, Mo., to the late Milton and Ida Ruth Black Clack, he had lived for 33 years in Denver, where he attended St. ...
Flo Cude Harness (01/14/07)
WICHITA, Kan. - Flo Ellen Cude Harness, formerly of Matthews, Mo., departed this life Jan. 11, 2007, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 14, 1935, at Landis, Ark., to the late Coy and Delphia (Massey) Richardson. Flo was a graduate of Central High School at Caraway, Ark. and went on and received a BSE degree from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. She taught for 31 1/2 years with 29 of them for New Madrid County R1 School District at Matthews, retiring in 1991...
Leon Howell (01/30/07)
NEW MADRID -- Leon F. "Bug" Howell, 74, died Jan. 28, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 18, 1932, in Steele, son of the late Lonnie B. and LaVonia Salsberry Howell, he was a retired school teacher and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Dortha Helton (01/21/07)
PUXICO -- On January 19, 2007, at 2:53 p.m., Dortha Marie Helton left this world, from Puxico Nursing Center, to go to her heavenly home that she has worked toward during her lifetime. She was greeted by her Savior then escorted to where the love of her life, Wesley Helton, and her daughter, Pat Price, and several loved ones were waiting for her -- what a reunion there was on this day!...
Terry Lee Shands Sr. (01/21/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Terry Lee Shands Sr., 57, died at 9:15 p.m. Jan. 18, 2007, at his home. Born July 10, 1949, in East Prairie, son of the late Elvis and Faydean Parker Shands, he served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star; was the owner-operator of Shands Body Shop; played an active role in the ministry for various area churches; and attended First United Pentecostal Church of Sikeston...
Xaiden Lee Starks (01/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Xaiden Lee Starks, infant son of Bruce Starks and Lauren Mathis of Sikeston, was born Jan. 15, 2007, at Sikeston and died Jan. 19, 2007, in the Children's Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 5 days. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Estele Buehler (01/21/07)
VANDUSER -- Estele Buehler, 89, died Jan. 20, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 26, 1917, in Glen Allen, son of the late Steven and Mollie Schrock Buehler, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was employed by R.B. Potashnick during the construction of Interstate 55 and was later employed by various other construction firms in Michigan...
Josie Yant (01/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Josie Yant, 83, died at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Lillian Whitehead (01/30/07)
POWE -- Lillian Mae Whitehead, 75, died Jan. 28, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 12, 1931, in Powe, daughter of the late Willis and Hester Mekan Myers, she was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ in Powe. On Dec. 17, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., she married Virl Calvin Whitehead, who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1987...
Larry Hisaw (01/30/07)
DEXTER - Larry Hisaw, 54, died Jan. 28, 2007, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 21, 1952, at Dexter, son of Annice Hooks Hisaw of Dexter and the late Hollie Hisaw, he had lived all his life in Dexter. He was an engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers...
Ruby Tope (01/30/07)
LILBOURN - Ruby Tope, 87, died Jan. 29, 2007, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Lilbourn.
Charlotte Dunn (01/30/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charlotte Elizabeth Bertrand Dunn left this Earth surrounded by her family on Jan. 29, 2007, at Ratliff Care Center. Born Dec. 24, 1927, to the late Frank Bertrand and Zetta Essner Bertrand of Cape Girardeau, she was an avid supporter of the Old Town Cape Merchant's Scholarship Garden and her charity work included making and contributing baby and comfort blankets to the Pediatrics Ward of Southeast Missouri Hospital. ...
Steven Harmon (01/30/07)
SHARON, Miss. -- Steven Albert Harmon, 51, died Jan. 26, 2007. Born Sept. 22, 1955, son of Fred and Thelma Harmon of Portageville, he was a food service broker with Harvest Select Catfish-Mitchell of Mississippi. Survivors include: his wife, Lisa Harmon; one stepson, Grant Hall of Sharon; one brother and sister-in-law, Stan and Joan Harmon of Aiken, S.C.; father and mother-in-law, Glenn and Sylvia Mitchell of Brandon; one nephew, Brand Harmon; one niece, Sara Harmon; and family and friends, Rita and Curtis Royster.. ...
Allen Copeland (01/30/07)
DEXTER -- Alton "Allen" Copeland, 58, died Jan. 29, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1948, at Harrison, Ark., son of the late John S. and Vesta Mills Copeland, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former employee of Kinder Excavating in Dexter. On Jan. 16, 1971, at Dexter, he married Jonnie Sue Cravens who survives of the home...
Lemuel Yarber Sr. (01/30/07)
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- Lemuel Kyle Yarber Sr., 47, died Jan. 25, 2007, at his home. Born July 19, 1959, at Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Sam Harp and Arabelle Davis, he graduated from Rogers Senior High and was employed with Sound Technologies. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Taylor Yarber...
Lena Uptain (01/30/07)
EAST MOLINE, Ill. - Lena Amy Uptain, 85, died Jan. 28, 2007, at Rosewood Care Center in Moline. Born March 12, 1921, in Lamar, Ark., to the late Alvin Eric and Ann Lee Goforth Wilkins, she was a school cook for three years and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Coal Valley...
Vevlean Clary (01/07/07)
DEXTER -- Vevlean Clary, 89, died Jan. 6, 2007, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Donna Cannon (01/07/07)
CHAFFEE -- Donna Maria Cannon, 62, died Jan. 5, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Tharon Kennedy (01/07/07)
CHAFFEE -- Tharon Lee Kennedy, 52, died at 3:07 a.m. Jan. 4, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1954, in Chaffee, son of the late Patsy Lou Taylor and John Lee Kennedy of Whitewater, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Lotha Arthur (01/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Lotha Faye Arthur, 76, who died Jan. 3, 2007, were Frank Delana, Derrick Shipp, Mike Ritter, Jason Richardson, Travis Harper and Billy Arthur.
Cannie Woods (01/19/07)
PARMA -- Cannie Mae Woods, 57, died Jan. 16, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 1, 1950, at Dexter, daughter of the late T.J. and Emma Gene Thatch Hill, she was affiliated with the Church of God in Christ Fellowship House of Prayer in Parma. Survivors include: five sons, Ronald Perkins of Bellingham, Wash., Karim Woods of Jacksonville, Fla., Chad Woods of Kennett, Chris Woods of Parma and Shannon Woods of Washington, D.C.; eight brothers, the Rev. ...
Shirley Alumbaugh (01/19/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Shirley Alumbaugh, 67, who died Jan. 16, 2007, were: Steve Meadows, Jayson Fouse, Aaron Fouse, Justin Westlake, Steven Meadows and Josh Woody.
George Hopkins Jr. (01/19/07)
SIKESTON -- George W. Hopkins Jr., 74, died Jan. 17, 2007, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Sept. 19, 1932, in Weldon, Ark., son of the late George W. and Florence Birdsong Hopkins Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. A member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, he worked as a mechanic for Jarvis Motor Co. for 13 years and for REA for 17 years before retiring...
Terry Shands Sr. (01/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Terry Lee Shands Sr., 57, died at 9:15 p.m. Jan. 18, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Carol Phillips (01/19/07)
CHAFFEE -- Carol Jean Searle Phillips, 57, died at 3:50 p.m. Jan. 16, 2007, at Chaffee Nursing Center from complications related to an automobile accident, which occurred in 1986. She had been a resident of Chaffee Nursing Center since 1988. She was born May 22, 1949, in Erie, Pa., to Harold and Gertrude Robison Searle. She and James David Phillips of Oran were married Nov. 26, 1978. He died as the result of an automobile accident Dec. 9, 1981, in Youngstown, Ohio...
Fred Duty (01/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Fred Loran Duty, 65, died at 2:40 p.m. Jan. 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 30, 1941, in rural Mississippi County, son of Helen Conyers Jacobs of East Prairie and the late Barney Loran Duty, he returned to Mississippi County in 1996 after having been employed as a foreman for various heavy construction projects throughout the United States. He was of the General Baptist belief...
Donald Estes (01/19/07)
YORK, Pa. -- Donald Ray Estes, 71, died Jan. 15, 2007, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Lebanon. Born Nov. 23, 1935, at Millersville, Mo., son of the late Jesse Robert and Ollie Alice Seabaugh Estes Sr., he was a 1955 graduate of Jackson (Mo.) High School. A mechanic with the U.S. Air Force 21 years, retiring in 1976 as a technical sergeant, he was a member of Millersville Baptist Church...
Delores Murrell (01/19/07)
PORTLAND, Ind. -- Delores B. Murrell, 82, died Jan. 18, 2007, at Americare Living Center in Portland. Born Aug. 21, 1924, in Manilla, Ark., daughter of the late Roy and Laura Williams Franks, she had been a homemaker and had worked as a nurse's aide in the Pemiscot County (Mo.) Hospital for 15 years. She graduated from Caruthersville High School in Caruthersville, Mo., and was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville, Mo...
Albert Williams (01/02/07)
ESSEX - Albert Williams, 80, died Dec. 30, 2006 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 19, 1926, at Greenville to the late Walter and Martha Ann Sawbush Williams, he had lived in Essex most of his life, moving to Dexter five months ago. He was of the Baptist faith...
Terry Hampton (01/02/07)
PERRYVILLE - Terry Ray Hampton, 55, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Betty Divinny (01/02/07)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth Anne Divinny, 84, died Dec. 31, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 13, 1922, in Sikeston, to the late George T. and Laura Lee Turner Johnson, she was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone and later Quality Stamps. She attended Tanner Street Church of God...
Polly Hanks (01/02/07)
SPRINGFIELD -- Polly Rose Box Hanks, 81, was born on March 29, 1925, in Violet Hill, Ark., the daughter of Stephen and Mamie (Rose) Box and passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006 in James River Care Center. On March 14, 1947, she was united in marriage with Earnest A. ...
Willene Garner (01/02/07)
EAST PRAIRIE- Willene Garner, 64, died at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 29, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 29, 1942, in Manila, Ark., to the late W.J. and Delphi Williams McCloud, she lived most of her life in East Prairie. She was of the Protestant faith and had retired from Gates Rubber Company in Charleston...
Nub Southard (01/02/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- F. E. "Nub" Southard, 82, died at 10 a.m. Dec. 31, 2006, at his home in East Prairie. Born June 11, 1924, in East Prairie to the late Frank Southard and Alma Powers Southard Morgan, Nub was employed at Shelby Furniture and Undertaking for over 40 years. After retiring he worked for Mix-N-Match Billiards Pool Room in East Prairie until ill health kept him from working. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Nora F. Maloney (01/02/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Nora Frances Maloney, 91, died Jan. 1, 2007, at her home in Portageville. DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Alpha L. Lacy (01/02/07)
ST. CHARLES - Alpha L. Lacy, 92, formerly of Morehouse, died Dec. 29, 2006, at the National Healthcare Facility in St. Charles. Born Oct. 10, 1914, in Redford, to the late Grover and Lura Welch Brawley, she had lived in Morehouse most of her life, moving to St. Charles years ago. A member of the Nazarene Church in Morehouse, she later attended the Baptist Church...
Anita Gaines (01/02/07)
KEWANEE -- Anita Marie Gaines, 85, died at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 1, 2007, at her great- niece's home in New Madrid. Born March 28, 1921, in Commerce, to the late John William and Mildred Oma Daugherty Brotherton, she was a member of the Kewanee United Methodist Church. A housewife, she was the former postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service in Kewanee...
Daisy Mann (01/02/07)
ALTON, Ill. - Daisy G. Young Mann, 96, died at 1:49 a.m. Dec. 30, 2006, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Born Nov. 4, 1910, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Charles and Nora Smith Powell, she was a member of Abundant Life Community Church in Alton and a past worthy matron and 50-year member of the Eastern Star Lodge in Parma, Mo...
Helen Reuber (01/02/07)
ST. JOHN, Kan. - Helen Malin Reuber, 97, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 31, 2006, at South Wind Hospice House in Pratt. Born March 21, 1909, in Springfield, Mo., to the late Thomas Alney and Sarah Eula Smith Malin, she was a longtime resident of St. ...
Dub Scobey (01/02/07)
NEW MADRID - William A. "Dub" Scobey, a life-long resident of New Madrid County, died Dec. 29, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, at the age of 79. Born Sept. 24, 1927, in Marston, to the late Homer and Grace Scobey, he served in the U.S. ...
J.C. Beaird (01/10/07)
DEXTER -- James "J.C." Beaird, 71, died Jan. 8, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born June 25, 1935, in Malden, son of the late Leland and Alma Bates Beaird, he had lived in Alabama and South Carolina before moving to Dexter 16 years ago. He was a retired farmer and bridge construction worker and attended the Dexter Methodist Church...
Richard Ford (01/10/07)
DEXTER - Richard Lee Ford, 68, died Jan. 6, 2007, in the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. Born Dec. 26, 1938, at Morehouse, to the late Waldo and Louise Neal Ford, he was an author, a member of the First General Baptist Church, the Heartland Writer's Guild and the owner of Richard's and Rich-Plus Paper Company in Downtown Dexter. He received a law degree from Memphis State University and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity...
Theresa Crowe (01/10/07)
SIKESTON - Theresa A. Crowe, 85, died at 8:21 a.m. Jan. 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 1, 1922, at Idalia, to the late John Albert and Helen Grace Parrott Long, she was a housewife and member of the St. Joe Baptist Church at Idalia. She had previously worked for Carter Carburetor Plant in St. Louis during World War II. She also worked in Sikeston for the Crouther's Gift Shop...
Agnes Dobbs (01/09/07)
CHAFFEE -- Agnes Z. Dobbs, 99, died at 9:35 a.m., Jan. 8, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 25, 1907, in Puxico, daughter of the late Henry Warren and Cora Lee Hodge Shrum, she worked as a seamstress at Buckstein's Pants Factory and later as a floor lady at the Baby Shoe Factory in Chaffee. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Chaffee...
Martha Mitchell (01/09/07)
DEXTER -- Martha Elizabeth Mitchell, 68, died Jan. 7, 2007, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 20, 1938, in Mount Morris, Mich., the daughter of Sophia Masterson Deason of Dexter and the late Frank Deason, in 1960 she moved from Bloomfield to Dexter where she worked for many years as a cook at Dexter Public Schools and was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church...
Frank Ferrell (01/09/07)
SIKESTON - A former Sikeston mayor, city councilman and business leader died Sunday. John Franklin "Frank" Ferrell, 87, died at 6:35 p.m. Jan. 7, 2007, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1919, at Randolph, Tenn., son of the late J.V. ...
Raymond Bandy (01/09/07)
MT. JULIET, Tenn. -- Raymond L. Bandy, 90, died Jan. 7, 2007, at Mt. Juliet. Son of the late Edgar Ansel and Mary Elizabeth Wood Bandy, he was a member of the Berkeley Lodge 667 in Berkeley City; F&AM and the Moolah Shrine Temple. From 1934 to 1937, he played minor league baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals...
Imogene Clark (01/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Imogene Thelma Clark, 82, died at 1:38 a.m. Jan. 8, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 22, 1924, in Beech Grove, Ark., daughter of the late Roy and Mamie Harvel Williams, she was a homemaker and member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Donna Cannon (01/09/07)
CHAFFEE - Donna Maria Cannon, 62, died Jan. 5, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 20, 1944, at Elkton, Md., to Clyde Harold and Cathryn Ruth Edwards Smith, she was a switchman at Southwestern Bell Telephone and a member of the Arbor General Baptist Church in Delta. ...
Donald Vaughan (01/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Donald "Buddy" Vaughan, who died Jan. 7, 2007, will be: James Hann, Joey Looney, Andy Lomax, Tad Johnson, Aaron Vaughan and Justin Vaughan. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Shorty Blue (01/10/07)
NEW MADRID - William O. "Shorty" Blue, 85, died Jan. 8, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 19, 1921, in the Farrenburg community, to the late William Henry "W.H." and Jennie Harr Blue, he was a World War II veteran and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals...
Shorty Blue (01/09/07)
NEW MADRID - William O. "Shorty" Blue, 85, died Jan. 8, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Theresa Crowe (01/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Theresa A. Crowe, 85, died at 8:21 a.m. Jan. 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Rose Reed (01/09/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Rose Ann Reed, 74, formerly of St. Louis, died at 8:05 p.m. Jan. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1932, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Robert E. and Mary E. Pomeroy Havener, she was an auditor in the hotel industry and member of the Emmanuel Christian Church in St. Louis...
Richard Ford (01/09/07)
DEXTER - Richard Ford, 68, died Jan. 6, 2007, in the Overland Park Regional Hospital in Overland Park, Kan. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Robert Sutton (01/09/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Pallbearers for the funeral service scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Robert M. Sutton, 68, who died Jan. 7, 2007, will be: Joe Sutton, Greg Sutton, Mark Sutton, John Powell, Tom Hawkins and Charles Corlew...
Robert Sutton (01/08/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Robert Marcus Sutton, 68, died at 12:45 a.m., Jan. 7, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 10, 1938, at Matthews, to the late W.B. "Bill" and Selma Loyal Rushing Sutton, he had been the transportation supervisor for over 30 years for Malone and Hyde and the Fleming Company in Sikeston until his retirement. He was a member of the Beech Grove General Baptist Church and his favorite hobby was raising cattle...
Clyde Reed (01/08/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Clyde Edward Reed, Sr., 94, formerly of Scott City and Commerce, died Jan. 5, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 20, 1912, in Blodgett, son of the late William Arthur and Nora Peel Reed, he was a master pilot and captain from 1944 to 1972 for Lea River Lines and Upper Mississippi Towing Corp. and the Heinz Barge Lines. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Imogene Clark (01/08/07)
SIKESTON - Imogene T. Clark, 82, died at 1:38 a.m., Jan. 8, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Vevlean Clary (01/08/07)
DEXTER - Vevlean Clary, 90, died Jan. 6, 2007, in the Golden Living Center at Dexter. Born April 24, 1916, at Bloomfield, to the late Jesse Colbert and Geneva Fitzpatrick Hamby, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Pentecostal Church at Dexter...
Donald Vaughan (01/08/07)
SIKESTON -- Donald "Buddy" Vaughan, 54, died Jan. 7, 2007, at his home in Sikeston. Born June 7, 1952, in Columbia, the son of Roscoe and Mary Meunier Vaughan of Sikeston, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and had been a cook for the Sikeston Country Club, Double Nickel and the Eagles...
Jack Mercer (01/08/07)
SIKESTON -- Jackie R. Mercer, 68, died at 3:22 p.m. Jan. 6, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 17, 1938, in Wardell, son of the late Allen and Velma Barron Mercer, he was owner/operator of Mercer Auto Body Shop in Sikeston. He was of the Baptist belief...
Hazel Phillips (01/16/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Hazel M. Phillips, 44, died Jan. 12, 2007, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 19, 1962, in Corning, Calif., daughter of Goldie Weathers Winnsett of Snelling, Calif., and the late Louis Winnsett, she was raised in California and had lived and worked in Washington state where she worked in apple orchards. She moved to Poplar Bluff in May 2006...
Buz Gaylord (01/16/07)
DEXTER -- Virlin "Buz" Gaylord, 78, died Jan. 13, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 29, 1928, at Cooter, son of the late Horace Edgar and Bessie Jane Martin Gaylord, he was a regional claims manager for Shelter Insurance and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Linda Johnson (01/16/07)
DEXTER -- Linda Kay Johnson, 60, died Jan. 12, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 13, 1946, in Valley Park, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a former cashier at Piggly Wiggly Supermarket in Dexter, and a former door inspector with WW Wood Products in Dudley...
Emma Stanton (01/16/07)
BERTRAND -- Emma Jean Stanton, 81, formerly of Sherrard, Ill., died Jan. 15, 2007, at Bertrand Nursing Center. Born April 8, 1925, in Sherrard, daughter of the late George and Thelma Ann Waters Coursey, she had lived most of her life in Illinois where she was employed for 45 years at the Farm-all/International Implement Co. at East Moline, Ill., until her retirement. She moved to Bertrand Nursing Center in 2005 to be with her daughter...
Daisy Williams (01/16/07)
East PRAIRIE -- Daisy L. Williams, 75, died at 11:08 p.m. Jan. 15, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 30, 1931, in Clay County, Ark., daughter of the late Alvin and Gladys Lowery Willis, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Neglasper Lee (01/31/07)
SIKESTON -- Neglasper "Frog" Lee, 91, died at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 9, 1915, in Tunica, Miss., son of the late Robert E. and Katie Lee, he lived for over 70 years in Missouri where he was a member of New Morning Star Baptist Church at Haywood City...
Ruby Tope (01/31/07)
LILBOURN -- Ruby Rosalia Tope, 87, died Jan. 29, 2007, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born May 9, 1919, in Catron, daughter of the late Ralph and Ethel M. Riggs Tope Sr., she was a retired school teacher and principal from Lilbourn Elementary School, a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in Lilbourn and a member and past worthy matron of the Eastern Star...
Bill Johnson (01/31/07)
SIKESTON - William D. "Bill" Johnson, 62, died at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 26, 2007, at his home. Born May 20, 1944, in Poplar Bluff, son of Sol and Dorothy Johnson, of Washington, Mo., he moved to Sikeston in 1983 to be the agent/terminal manager for Churchill Truck Lines. In 1995, he opened the Sears Dealer Store in Sikeston, which he owned and operated until 1998 when he returned to the trucking business. He was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church and the Sikeston Elks...
Leon Howell (01/31/07)
NEW MADRID -- Leon F. "Bug" Howell, 74, died Jan. 28, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 18, 1932, in Steele, son of the late Lonnie B. and LaVonia Salsberry Howell, he was a retired school teacher and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Johnnie Baney (01/31/07)
CLARKTON - Johnnie Avon Baney, 56, died Jan. 29, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 2, 1950, at Marston, son of Glonda Jocelyn Baney of Clarkton and the late Johnnie Franklin Baney, he was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church in Clarkton. On March 3, 1970, at Poplar Bluff, he married Darcy F. Adams, who survives of the home...
Elva Frederick (01/31/07)
KENNETT - Elva Mae Frederick, 82, died Jan. 28, 2007, at her home in Kennett. Born Nov. 27, 1924, in Qulin, to the late John Fred and Ida Jane Tonerlin Piatt, she was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a retired employee of Gossard in Malden where she worked as a pinner and examiner...
Buster Lacewell (01/31/07)
MALDEN - Connie Eugene "Buster" Lacewell, 69, died Jan. 29, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 20, 1937, in Malden, to the late Daniel Lincoln and Virgie Mary Neal Lacewell, he was a farmer and affiliated with Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden...
Alpha Lacy (01/03/07)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers for services conducted on Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for Alpha Lacy, 92, who died Dec. 29, 2006, were: Denise Townsend, Thea Tabaka, Kena Carpenter, Brandy Hodges, Amy Hodges and Chase Stiltner.
Mary Welker (01/03/07)
BELL CITY - Mary Welker, 79, died Jan. 1, 2007, at her home near Bell City. Born Feb. 5, 1927, to the late William B. and Eartie Hammond Henson, she had lived most of her life near Bell City, where she was a homemaker and a member of the Life Tabernacle Church...
Nora Maloney (01/03/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Nora Frances Maloney, 91, died Jan. 1, 2007, at her home. Born April 16, 1915, in Portageville, to the late W.H. and Louisa Ellen Woods Estes, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville. On Oct. 30, 1937, in Portageville, she married Earl Bud Maloney, who preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2005...
D'Ann Davis (01/03/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - D'Ann Davis, 42, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 30, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born Dec. 14, 1964, in Sikeston, to Gearlene Luttrell of Sikeston and Emerson Jackson Jr. of St. Louis, she was a 1983 graduate of Sikeston High School, attended Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned an R.N. ...
Terry Hampton (01/03/07)
PERRYVILLE - Terry Ray Hampton, 55, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2006, at his home. Born July 4, 1951, at Sikeston, to Joe M. Hampton of Buford and the late Emma Berniece Franks Hampton, he lived most of his life in Sikeston, where, for several years, he was a meat cutter at Stan's Food Mart. For years he had been an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church and just recently had become Catholic and was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church at Perryville...
Helen Crump (01/03/07)
CHAFFEE -- Helen Marie Crump, 81, died Jan. 1, 2007, at her home in Chaffee. Born June 25, 1925, at Chaffee, daughter of Fred and Coletta Regina Compas Lux, she was a retired supervisor for the Thorngate LTD in Chaffee. She was a volunteer for the nursing home ombudsman for the Southeast Missouri area and a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee and Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Larry Whitsel Sr. (01/03/07)
PUXICO -- Larry Joe Whitsel Sr., 55, died Jan. 1, 2007, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 24, 1951, in Sikeston, son of Jean Gunter Whitsel Trout of Puxico and the late Marion Mac Whitsel, he had lived in Missouri most of his life but had also lived in California. A veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy, he was a self-...
Albert Williams (01/03/07)
WAPPAPELLO - Pallbearers for graveside services conducted on Tuesday at the Richmann Chapel Cemetery, near Wappapello, for Albert Williams, 80, who died Dec. 30, 2006, were: Robert Williams, James Lambrich, Rick Doolin, Robert Peloquin, George Doolin Jr. and Jason Tomes...
Lotha Arthur (01/03/07)
SIKESTON -- Lotha Arthur, 76, died Jan. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lotha Arthur (01/04/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Lotha Faye Arthur, 76, died Jan. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 13, 1930, in Hartman, Ark., daughter of the late Thurman and Arvie Clayburn Vaught, she was a member of Greer's Chapel. She had worked for Anchor Toy and later for Missouri Delta Medical Center in the laundry department before her retirement...
Elsie Cole (01/04/07)
ESSEX -- Elsie "Aunt Duck" McKeller Cole, 80, died at 2 p.m. Dec. 30, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born March 14, 1926, in Parma, daughter of the late William and Annie McKeller, she was a 50 year member of New Mount Zion Church where she served as secretary, treasurer and taught Sunday school. She worked for DAEOC for many years and served on the election board...
Billie Cain (01/04/07)
MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Billie Cain, 65, died at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 2006, at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Born Aug. 9, 1941, in Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late T.A. and Elnora Cobb Williams, she was a retired nurse's aid and affiliated with the Corinthian Baptist Church where she served on the usher board and kitchen committee...
Joel Jeffress (01/04/07)
BERNIE - Joel Jeffress died Jan. 3, 2007, at his home in Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Cricket Merrick (01/04/07)
SHAWNEE, Kan. - Charlene "Cricket" Warren Merrick, 78, formerly of Charleston, died at 7:14 p.m., Jan. 3, 2007, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
John Sanders (01/04/07)
SIKESTON - John Sanders, 75, died Jan. 4, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 28, 1932, in Graviett, Ark., to the late John L. and Tiny Sanders, he served in the U.S. Army and had worked for the Parker Roofing Company. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Ty Hale of Sikeston; one sister and brother-in-law, Etna and Harold Cramer of El Paso, Ill.; four grandchildren, Christy Stacy and fiance, Gary Robbins of Sikeston, Dustin Hale, Cody Hale and Tyler Hale of Sikeston; three great-grandchildren, Austin Robbins, Abby Robbins and Kaitlynn Robbins of Sikeston; and a special friend, Delores Sanders of Sikeston.. ...
Molly Johnson (01/04/07)
SIKESTON - Molly Heaven Grace Johnson, infant daughter of Harold and Penny McDonnold Johnson, died Jan. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one brother, Matthew Johnson of the home; two sisters, Melanie Johnson and Ashley Johnson of the home; paternal grandparents, Dorene and Ray Johnson of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Cheryl and Kent McDonnold of Whittier, Calif.; and maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Stinnett of Ontario, Calif...
Joe Ward (01/18/07)
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Joe Ted Ward, 68, died Jan. 16, 2007, in Jackson. He was born March 27, 1938, in Decater County, Tenn., the son of the late Ruel and Lettie Pearl Wright Ward. On July 31, 1954, in Corinth, Miss., he married Pansy Stewart who survives of the home...
Tanna Parish (01/18/07)
MEXICO, Mo. -- Tanna Parish, 68, formerly of Charleston, died at 10:35 a.m. Jan. 13, 2007, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico. Born June 21, 1938, in Pfeiffer, Ark., the son of N. Loucile Barnes Parish of Mexico and the late Ruzy U. Parish, he was city manager for the city of Mexico, a position he had held since 2002, and had served as Mexico's public works director from 1988 to 2002. ...
Kenneth Stone (01/18/07)
BENTON -- Kenneth Dale Stone, 55, died Jan. 16, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 28, 1951, in Cotton Hill, son of the late James Wilburn and Eva Marice Disotell Stone, he was a riverboat pilot for JEMCO. On June 20, 1969, in Chaffee, he married Carolyn C. McBride who survives...
Becky Shands (01/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Becky Renae Williams Harrison Stewart Shands, 34, died at 9:41 p.m. Jan. 12, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1972, at Fort Leonard Wood, daughter of James B. Williams of Watertown, N.Y., and Carolyn Sue Long of Sacramento, Calif., she was adopted by the late Eddie Harrison who raised her. She attended Sikeston Public Schools and worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Sikeston...
Regina Lang (01/18/07)
HIGH RIDGE - Regina Joyce Lang, 61, died Jan. 17, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 29, 1945, at Canon City, Colo., daughter of the late Clyde and Hazel Furrow Horner, she was formerly a resident of Bloomfield, moving to the St. Louis area in 1965. She was a member of the Lafayette Bible Baptist Church in Manchester...
Melba Venable (01/18/07)
DEXTER -- Melba Greer Venable, 46, died Jan. 16, 2007, at her home. Born June 10, 1960, in Dexter, daughter of the late Clyde and Ollie Taylor Greer, she was a lifelong resident of Morehouse and Dexter. She attended the General Baptist Church in Morehouse...
Carol Phillips (01/18/07)
CHAFFEE -- Carol Jean Searle Phillips, 57, died at 3:50 p.m. Jan. 16, 2007, at Chaffee Nursing Center from complications related to an automobile accident, which occurred in 1986. She had been a resident of Chaffee Nursing Center since 1988. She was born May 22, 1949, in Erie, Pa., to Harold and Gertrude Robison Searle. She and James David Phillips of Oran were married Nov. 26, 1978. He died as the result of an automobile accident Dec. 9, 1981, in Youngstown, Ohio...
George Hopkins (01/18/07)
SIKESTON -- George Hopkins, 74, died Jan. 17, 2007, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lois Moore (01/18/07)
BERNIE -- Lois Louise Moore, 87, died Jan. 16, 2007, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 1, 1919, in Covington, Tenn., daughter of the late William Craddock and Addie Belle Bringle Worley, she owned and operated Lois Beauty Shop in Bernie for the last 50 years. She was a member of Parma General Baptist Church...
Lois Moore (01/17/07)
BERNIE -- Lois Moore, 87, died Jan. 16, 2007, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Joe Preyer (01/17/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Joe Willie Preyer, 53, died Jan. 15, 2007, in Lilbourn. Born Feb. 12, 1953, in Millington, Tenn., son of Hattie Jefferson Preyer of Portageville and the late Wallace Preyer, he was employed at the Missouri State Highway Department where he worked for the past 29 years...
Melba Hunsaker-Corbin (01/17/07)
DEXTER -- Melba Jane Hunsaker-Corbin, 66, died Jan. 14, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born May 4, 1940, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late Verlon L. and Ruth Hatley Fincher, she was raised in the Essex area and lived for 10 years in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in June 2006. She was of the Baptist belief...
Becky Shands (01/17/07)
SIKESTON -- Becky Renea Shands, 34, died at 9:41 p.m. Jan. 12, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Shirley Alumbaugh (01/17/07)
PARMA -- Shirley Alumbaugh, 67, died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 25, 1939, in Dudley, daughter of Essie Trammell Crank of Dexter and the late J.D. Crank, she had lived most of her life in Pontiac, Mich., and moved to Parma 11 years ago. She attended the Church of God in Dexter...
Jeffrey Simmons (01/17/07)
SCOTT CITY -- Jeffrey Stuart Simmons, 39, died at 1:51 a.m. Jan. 15, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 17, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, son of Billy Joe and Jane Stuart Pell Simmons of Benton, he was a truck driver for J.B. Hunt Trucking in Lowell, Ark. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm...
Billy Finley Sr. (01/11/07)
BERTRAND -- Billy Dean Finley Sr., 59, died at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 10, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1947, at Anniston, to the late Tom and Ruby Nell McMillen Finley, he had lived his entire life in Mississippi County and was employed with the Southeast Coop near Bertrand. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
Louie Goetz (01/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Louie Glenn Goetz, 68, left for his heavenly home from Missouri Delta Medical Center on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007. Born June 26, 1938, at Blodgett, to the late Francis F. and Theta Pry Goetz, he worked for Inman Freight Lines for 16 years and owned and operated Shaklee Enterprises for 30 years. He was a faithful servant and member of Church on the Rock in Sikeston...
Leon Jones (01/11/07)
DEXTER - Leon Jones, 89, died Jan. 10, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 29, 1917, at Damascus, Ark., to the late Rob and Jannie Mayhan Jones, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and employed by Morgan Furniture in Dexter as a salesman...
Robert Carden (01/11/07)
MALDEN - Robert Floyd Carden, 70, died Jan. 10, 2007, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 2, 1936, in Dorena, son of the late Briggham "Red" and Rachel Threlkeld Carden, he was a minister of the Church of God Prophecy. He was first married to Bonnie Sue Andition of Delta. He later married Bobbie Taylor, who survives of the home in Malden...
Theresa Crowe (01/11/07)
SIKESTON - Theresa A. Crowe, 85, died at 8:21 a.m. Jan. 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 1, 1922, at Idalia, to the late John Albert and Helen Grace Parrott Long, she was a housewife and member of the St. Joe Baptist Church at Idalia. She had previously worked for Carter Carburetor Plant in St. Louis during World War II. She also worked in Sikeston for the Crouther's Gift Shop...
Mary Armer (01/15/07)
NEW MADRID -- Mary Frances Gaskins Armer, 64, formerly of Pemiscot County, died Jan. 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 23, 1942, in the Ingram Ridge community in Pemiscot County, daughter of the late William Sherman "Bud" and Gertie Bell Self Gaskins, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church at New Madrid...
Virginia Roseman (01/15/07)
NEW MADRID -- Virginia Lois Roseman, 73, died Jan. 11, 2007, at her home. Born April 17, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Hester Mary Derousse Bramlett. On Dec. 3, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., she married Lemuil "L.D." Roseman who survives of the home...
Leo Lasater (01/15/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Leo Lasater, 94, who died Jan. 11, 2007, were: Brad Garner, Tom Garner, Bethel Garner, Larry Pattengill, Jerry Duncan and Randy Beck.
Archibald Cooper (01/12/07)
ANNISTON -- Archibald Cooper, 88, died at 6:45 a.m. Jan. 11, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 2, 1919, at Henson, son of the late George W. and Birdie E. Bass Cooper, he lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer and a member of the Anniston Christian Church...
James Beaird (01/12/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for James C. Beaird, 71, who died Jan. 8, 2007, were: Norman Hector, Sammy Hector, Mike Walker, Trevor Walker, Terry Overfelt and Jimmie Dale Cravens.
Louis Goetz (01/12/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Church on the Rock for Louis Goetz, 68, who died Jan. 10, 2007, will be: Eric Goetz, Nathan Goetz, Joe Givens, Jonathan Alexander, Tony Stroup and Andy Stroup, Alfred May and Pete Wilkins...
Leo Lasater (01/12/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Leo Lasater, 94, formerly of Gray Ridge and Dexter, died Jan. 11, 2007, at the Rosewood Care Center in St. Louis. Born Oct. 4, 1912, in Cedar Bluff, daughter of the late Wiley and Efie McAuther Garner, she had lived in Gary Ridge before moving to Dexter in 1948. She later moved to St. Louis. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church in Florissant and a past member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Verna Crowder (01/12/07)
MALDEN - Verna Edna Crowder, 79, died Jan. 10, 2007, at Malden Nursing and Rehab. Born Oct. 6, 1927, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late David and Armelia Cantrell Collier, she was a member of Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden. On Nov. 13 1943, at Kennett, she married Chester Cline Crowder, who preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 2004...
Flo Cude Harness (01/12/07)
WICHITA, Kan. - Flo Ellen Cude Harness, 71, formerly of Sikeston died Jan. 11, 2007, at Wichita. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Martha Mitchell (01/12/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Martha Mitchell, 68, who died Jan. 7, 2007, were: Christopher Phillips, Shawn Phillips, Vic Delay, Gary Don Smith, Kyle Mitchell and James Darby.
Cricket Merrick (01/05/07)
SHAWNEE, Kan. -- Ruth Charlene "Cricket" Warren Merrick entered into eternal life at 7:14 p.m. Jan. 3, 2007, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee. A devoted wife and mother, Cricket and her family were active in the First Baptist Church of Charleston, Mo., and most recently, the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Mo...
Linda Ramsey (01/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Linda Sue Ramsey, 63, died Jan. 4, 2007, at her home in Sikeston. Born Nov. 8, 1943, near Bertrand, daughter of the late Jim and Carrie Carlyle Western, she was a housewife and had previously worked at the McMullin Mini Mart north of Sikeston. She was a 1961 graduate of Sikeston High School...
Mary Welker (01/05/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Mary E. Welker, 79, who died Jan. 1, 2007, were: Philip Seyer, Matt Seyer, Dustin Eftink, Scott Henson, Blake Henson and Jim Henson.
Elma Mitchell (01/05/07)
CHARLESTON -- Elma Yvette Mitchell, 75, died Jan. 4, 2007. at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 25, 1931, in Providence, R.I., daughter of the late Clay William and Mary Leota Kirkindal Hudkins, she recently moved to Charleston after living most of her life in California. She had served as one of the WAVES for the U.S. Navy...
Bob Sawyer (01/05/07)
SPRING LAKE, Mich. - Robert "Bob" Neal Sawyer, 49, died Jan. 4, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 13, 1957, in Risco, Mo., to Harice and Cleola Evans Sawyer of Doniphan, Mo., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. On Oct. 20, 2003, in Spring Lake, he married Laura Olson, who survives of the home...
John Sanders (01/05/07)
SIKESTON - John Sanders, 74, died Jan. 4, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 28, 1932, in Graviett, Ark., to the late John L. and Tiny Martin Sanders, he served in the U.S. Army and had worked for the Parker Roofing Company in Sikeston...
Xaiden Starks (01/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Xaiden Lee Starks, 5 days old, died Jan. 19, 2007, in the Children's Hospital at St. Louis. Born Jan. 15, 2007, at Sikeston, he was the son of Bruce Starks and Lauren Mathis of Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his maternal grandparents, David and Cathy Mathis of Talihina, Okla.; paternal grandparents, Dale and Patricia Fitzpatrick of Idalia; and maternal great-grandparents, Vernon and June Mathis of Dexter and Fred and Dorothy Gamble of Nacogdoches, Texas...
Melinda Goering (01/22/07)
SIKESTON - Melinda Goering, 40, died Jan. 21, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Glenn Davis (01/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Glenn Edward Davis, 65, died at 3:32 p.m. Jan. 21, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 21, 1941, in Cobden, Ill., son of the late Lewis Edward Davis and Thelma Irene Palmer Mize, he had lived for 25 years in Wyatt before moving to Sikeston in December 2006. ...
James K. Williams (01/22/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- James Keith Williams, 71, died Jan. 20, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 19, 1935, son of the late Archie and Lona Parmenter Williams, he was a senior master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1995 after 33 years in the service. He was a resident of Bloomfield for the past seven years...
Jack Mattison (01/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Jack D. Mattison, 67, died Jan. 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 4, 1940, in Sikeston, son of the late Clark and Lola Ford Mattison, he had worked for the Canvas Factory and had been a cook for Hickory Pitt Restaurant and the Eagles. He was of the Baptist belief...
Hazle Rice (01/22/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Hazle Ruth Adams Rice, 86, died Jan. 20, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 26, 1920, in Ridgley, Tenn., daughter of the late Morgan and Cara Miller Henderson, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member and Sunday school teacher at the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Gill Blankenship (01/22/07)
NEW MADRID -- Gill Edward "The Kewanee Kid" Blankenship, 53, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 30, 1953, in Sikeston, to Pat Gill Blankenship of New Madrid and the late Edward "Ed" Blankenship, he was a songwriter and a Division II court clerk for 22 years at New Madrid...
Terry Eskew (01/22/07)
VANDUSER - Terry Lee Eskew, 58, died Jan. 21, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 28, 1948, in England, Ark., son of Bessie Bost Eskew of Vanduser and the late L.B. Eskew, he was a member of the First Church of God of Vanduser and had been employed as a truck driver with Dyno-Nobel Trucking...
Raymond Carson (01/22/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Raymond Carson died Jan. 22, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Josie R. Yant (01/22/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Josie R. Yant, 83, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 5, 1923, in Searcy, Ark., daughter of the late Carroll Clayton and Claudie Maybelle Smith Castleberry, she was self-employed as a private duty nurse's aide and was a founding member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston. She was a resident of East Prairie Nursing Center...
Grady W. Fowler (01/22/07)
CANALOU -- Grady W. Fowler, 88, died Jan. 21, 2007, at his daughter's home in Matthews. Born Feb. 24, 1918, in Eldridge, Ala., son of the late Ernest and Minnie Galney Fowler, he worked for Jimmy Sanders Farms and was of the Baptist belief. On Sept. 25, 1943, in Piggott, Ark., he married Pearl Worley who preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 1993...
Billy Casey (01/29/07)
SIKESTON - Billy D. Casey, 76, died at 11:33 p.m. Jan. 28, 2007, at his home. Born March 11, 1930, at Mize, Miss., son of the late J.O. and Pearl Fitzpatrick Casey, he was a self-employed carpenter and painter. He was a former member of Christ Gospel Church and a present member of Harbor Light Christian Center. A musician, he had played piano, banjo, guitar and fiddle with gospel and country groups...
William Richmond Lewis III (01/29/07)
SIKESTON - William Richmond "Rich" Lewis III, 39 years of age, son of William Richmond "Bill" Lewis Jr. of Sikeston and Kristin (Dahlby) Johnson of Citrus Springs, Fla., died unexpectedly while on vacation with his father in Acapulco, Mexico. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at the First Christian Church, 1006 N. Main in Sikeston, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at which the Rev. Mary McCord, pastor of First Christian Church, will officiate...
Charley Robinett (01/29/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Charley S. Robinett, 90, who died Jan. 25, 2007, were: Gordon Robinett, Doug Robinett, Kevin Robinett, Keith Robinett, John Robinett, Cody Robinett and Landon Layton...
Tommie Palmer (01/29/07)
NEW MADRID - Tommie D. Palmer, 91, died peacefully Jan. 27, 2007, at the New Madrid Golden Age Center. Born April 24, 1915, in Tennessee, daughter of the late John Wesley and Dora Clifton Brashier, she was a homemaker and a Christian. She moved to New Madrid in 1954 with her husband...
Earnest Zook (01/29/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Earnest Alvin Zook, 67, died Jan. 27, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. He was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Portageville to Jewel Baughn Zook of Portageville and the late Luther Zook. In addition to his mother, he is survived by several nieces and nephews...
J.W. Wiedefeld (01/29/07)
BENTON -- J.W. Wiedefeld, 57, died Jan. 26, 2007, at his home. Born Sep. 29, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Elmer Charles "Johnny" and Anna Marie Scheffer Wiedefeld, he was a laborer with Operating Engineers Local 513. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Patricia Cooper (01/29/07)
CHARLESTON - Patricia Cooper, 47, died Jan. 25, 2007, at Sikeston. Born Nov. 20, 1959, in Doniphan, to the late Robert Lewis and Edna A. Sisco Maxwell, she attended the Smith Ave. Baptist Church at Sikeston. She was formerly married to Claude Cooper, who survives...
Alleen Blattel (01/29/07)
SCOTT CITY - Alleen Anna Blattel, 90, died Jan. 26, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1916, in Fornfelt, to the late Peter John and Bertha Westerhold Hoffman, she and her first husband owned and operated Tony's Jewelry Store in Cape Girardeau for 37 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6407 in Scott City...
Nora L. Powell (01/29/07)
DEXTER - Nora L. Powell, 82, died Jan. 27, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 15, 1924, at Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of the late William and Rose Clark Gribble, she was a homemaker. On Nov. 20, 1960, at Fisk, she married Clarence Powell who preceded her in death on April 8, 1981...
Thomas Evans (01/29/07)
DEXTER -- Thomas Wayne Evans, 76, died Jan. 28, 2007, in the Golden Living Center at Malden. Born Dec. 3, 1930, at Kennett, son of the late Jewell and Eva Crawford Evans, he was a former butcher for IGA and Kroger and food broker for Bean Patterson. He retired from Bud Shell Ford in Dexter and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Nota Ables (01/28/07)
SIKESTON - Nota D. Ables, 86, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Sept. 27, 1920, in East Prairie to the late John Wesley and Bird Cooper Dover. Graduating from St. Louis City Hospital School of Nursing in 1941, she spent the next 50 years of her life serving her community as well as the American Red Cross in the nursing profession. ...
Jean McCord (01/28/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Jean McCord, 86, who died Jan. 25, 2007, will be: Sam McCord, Bob McCord III, Rick Huls, John Mobley, Jason Hildenbrand and R.L. Richards. Honorary pallbearers will be: Joe Blanton, Joe Silverthorn, Jack Yount, P.J. Ponder, Mike Marshall, Judge John Bailey, Ralph Boyer, Dr. John Kendig, Terry Cole and Lloyd Smith...
James Harbison (01/28/07)
MATTHEWS - Pallbearers for services held Saturday at Ponder Funeral Hone for James Harbison, 79, who died Jan. 24, 2007, were: Mike Cullum, Dale Harden, Danny Harden, James Harden, Joe Santos, Jason Houston and Drew Harbison and Cody Harbison.
Patricia Cooper (01/28/07)
CHARLESTON - Patricia Cooper, 47, formerly of Doniphan, died Jan. 25, 2007, at Sikeston. Born Nov. 20, 1959, in Doniphan, to the late Robert Lewis and Edna A. Sisco Maxwell, she attended the Smith Avenue Baptist Church at Sikeston. She was formerly married to Claude Cooper, who survives...
J.W. Wiedefeld (01/28/07)
BENTON - J.W. Wiedefeld, 57, died Jan. 26, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Benton.
Delois Slavings (01/28/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Delois Slavings, 67, who died Jan. 23, 2007, were: Mike Slavings, Jason Slavings, Kelly Slavings, Nick Wysocki, Kevin Cunningham and Mike Cobb.
James Harbison (01/26/07)
MATTHEWS - James Harbison, 79, died Jan. 24, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 22, 1927, in Sikeston, son of the late Jim and Iva Mouser Harbison, he was self-employed in the pipeline construction business and a member of the Crowe Congregational Methodist Church...
Oran Albritton (01/26/07)
RISCO -- Oran B. Albritton, 88, died Jan. 25, 2007, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 21, 1918, in Manila, Ark., son of the late Pete and Sarah Gillian Albritton, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW in Lilbourn and the DAV. He retired from the Risco school system where he worked as a custodian and bus driver and was of the General Baptist belief...
Charley Robinett (01/26/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Charley Sylvester Robinett, 90, died Jan. 25, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born March 13, 1916, in Couch, son of the late Arthur L. and Allie May Jobe Robinett, since 1949 he had lived in Bloomfield where he was a retired farmer and a member of the Link Full Gospel Church...
Bill Johnson (01/28/07)
SIKESTON - William D. "Bill" Johnson, 62, died at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 26, 2007, at his home following an extended illness. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston...
Jean McCord (01/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Jean G. McCord, 86, died at 5:35 a.m. Jan. 25, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 15, 1920, in Kennett, daughter of the late A.A. and Mable Gay Robertson Gruggett, in 1940 she graduated from William Woods College in Fulton. While there, she was named William Woods College Beauty Queen and Westminster College Phi Delta Theta Beauty Queen...
Patricia Carroll (01/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Louise Carroll, 72, died Dec. 16, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Belk Cemetery in Rockview. The Rev. Wayne Kinder will officiate. Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee is in charge of arrangements...
Lena C. Bucher (01/26/07)
ORAN - Lena C. Bucher, 80, died at 11:22 a.m. Jan. 25, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 2, 1927, in Kelso, to the late Benjamin and Sophia Scherer Compas, she was a homemaker and member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran...
Charles McCulley (01/26/07)
CHAFFEE - Charles Lee McCulley, 78, died at 6:15 a.m. Jan. 25, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 4, 1928, at Delta, to the late Lawrence and Lue Surface McCulley, he was a retired heeler from Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee, a member of the First Assembly of God in Chaffee and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War...
William Richmond Lewis III (01/25/07)
SIKESTON - William Richmond "Rich" Lewis III, 39 years of age, son of William Richmond "Bill" Lewis Jr. of Sikeston and Kristin (Dahlby) Johnson of Citrus Springs, Fla., died unexpectedly while on vacation with his father in Acapulco, Mexico. Rich was born March 20, 1967, in Sikeston and grew up there. ...
Martin A. Blunt (01/25/07)
DEXTER - Martin A. Blunt, 76, died Jan. 24, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born April 11, 1930, in Stoddard County, son of the late Henry A. and Violet Rose Summers Blunt, he was a carpenter, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and of the Pentecostal belief...
Terry Eskew (01/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for the services conducted Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Terry Lee Eskew, 58, who died Jan. 21, 2007, were: Mike Waddle, Gary Bond, Gary Polley, Jamie Easter, Toby Burton, Mike Bell, Travis Glueck and Matt Holland.
Dorothy Watson (01/25/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Dorothy Mae Watson, 66, died Jan. 22, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Sept. 7, 1940, at Kings, Ill., daughter of the late Leonard Le-Roy and Sarah Bessie Jiles Lane she was a homemaker and attended the Southwest Church of Nazarene in Dexter...
James Harbison (01/25/07)
MATTHEWS - James Harbison, 79, died Jan. 24, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Jean McCord (01/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Jean G. McCord, 86, died at 5:35 a.m. Jan. 25, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Grady Fowler (01/24/07)
CANALOU -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Grady W. Fowler, 88, who died Jan. 21, 2007, were Steve Brewer, Jimmy Ross, Chris Archie, Rick James, Jimmy Fowler Jr. and Michael Blasingain Jr.
Lyndell C. Young (01/24/07)
SIKESTON -- Lyndell C. "Jim" Young, 81, died Jan. 20, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter. Born Aug. 18, 1925, at Gray Ridge, son of the late Wilmer and Stella Smith Young, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was an auto mechanic and had worked for several auto dealerships in Clearwater, Fla., for 12 years. He had also worked as an auto mechanic in Sikeston for 17 years for Dale White Auto Sales and Midtown Motors...
Marjorie Bates (01/24/07)
DONIPHAN -- Marjorie Annette Bates, 89, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Ripley County Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 9, 1917, in Fisk, daughter of the late James K. and Flora M. Zoll Pool, she was a retired school teacher and member of First Presbyterian Church...
Kimberly Thomas (01/24/07)
CHARLESTON -- Kimberly Dianne Thomas, 26, died at 5 p.m. Jan. 19, 2007, at her mother's home in Charleston. Born Dec. 5, 1980, in Charleston, daughter of Queen Ester Thomas and Clarence Scott of Charleston, she attended Charleston High School. In addition to her parents, survivors include: two daughters, Jarkayla and Jarkyria Thomas of the home; 13 brothers, Danny Thomas, Dennis Thomas, John Thomas, Alvin Scott and Bobby Scott of Charleston, Sylvester Epps and Ray Scott of Chicago, George Thomas of St. ...
Delois Slavings (01/24/07)
BROSELEY -- Delois Slavings, 67, formerly of Bernie and Malden, died Jan. 23, 2007, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born April 24, 1939, in Bernie, daughter of the late John Melvin Crump and Clara Glass Crump, she had lived in Broseley since 1972 and attended Little Vine General Baptist Church near Fisk...
Raymond Carson (01/23/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Raymond Carson, 93, died Jan. 22, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 26, 1913, in Portageville, son of the late Ida Murphy Carson and Robert Lee Carson, he was a member of the First Church of God. On Feb. 27, 1935, in Portageville, he married Irene Butler who preceded him in death on March 20, 2004...
Dorothy Watson (01/23/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Dorothy Watson, 66, died Jan. 22, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jack Mattison (01/23/07)
SIKESTON - Funeral services for Jack Mattison, 67, who died Jan. 21, 2007, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Glenn Davis (01/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Glenn Edward Davis, 65, died at 3:32 p.m. Jan. 21, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 21, 1941, in Cobden, Ill., son of the late Lewis Edward Davis and Thelma Irene Palmer Mize, he had lived for 25 years in Wyatt before moving to Sikeston in December 2006. ...
Estele Buehler (01/23/07)
VANDUSER -- Pallbearers at services held today at the Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield for Estele Buehler, 89, who died Jan. 20, 2007, were Dave Simpson, Mike Watkins, Bob Wallace Jr., Bob Wallace Sr., John Watkins and Travis Wallace. Ponder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
Josie R. Yant (01/23/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Pallbearers for services held Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Josie Rae Yant, 83, who died on Jan. 20, 2007, were: John Scarbrough, Clyde Launius, Carl Bogle, Larry Agee, Geary Yant and Charles Campbell.
Bobby Lowell Robins (01/23/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Bobby Lowell Robins, 70, passed away on Jan. 21, 2007, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. Bobby was born on April 6, 1936, in Jesup, Ark., to James Lowell and Mollie Faye Robins. In 1945, Bob moved with his parents to Dexter from Arkansas and resided many years in Dexter and for the past 23 years in Cape Girardeau. ...
Melinda Goering (01/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Melinda Goering, 40, died Jan. 21, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 16, 1966, in Sikeston, daughter of Jack and Katherine Jester Miller of Sikeston, she was a member of United Pentecostal Church. She married Fenton Goering who survives of the home...
Glennon Braun (01/23/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Glennon J. Braun, 79, died Jan. 21, 2007, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 31, 1927, in St. Mary, son of the late Lawrence H. and Agnes Burgert Braun, he was a railway agent for 37 years with Frisco and Burlington Northern railroads. He was also a cabinet builder and wood crafter. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a third degree member of Knights of Columbus...
Freida Woodruff (01/23/07)
OSCAR, Ky. - Freida Woodruff, 74, died at 5:09 p.m., Jan. 21, 2007, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Daughter of the late Fred and Earlene Delt Essary, she had worked for many years as a cook for several nursing homes in the Oscar area. Survivors include: her husband, Bucky Woodruff of the home; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Russell Forest of St. ...
Dorothy Young (01/23/07)
DEXTER -- Dorothy B. Young, 90, died Jan. 21, 2007, at her home in Dexter. Born Dec. 13, 1916, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Clarence E. Atchison and Agnes Mary Kight, she was of the Methodist belief and had worked for 31 years at Elders Manufacturing in Dexter...
Omer L. Donahue (01/23/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Omer L. Donahue, 89, died Jan. 22, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 13, 1917, at Rector, Ark., son of the late C.B. and Florence Donahue, he was of the Pentecostal belief and a member of Spirit of Truth Worship Center in Bloomfield. ...