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Obituaries from February 2007

Betty Ezell (02/06/07)
DEXTER - Betty Colleen Ezell, 69, died Feb. 4, 2007, at her home. Born June 12, 1937, in Essex, daughter of the late Clemmer and Reba Tedford DeJournett, she had lived in Texas and Colorado. In 1967, she returned to Dexter where she owned and operated Betty's Draperies for 28 years. She was of the Protestant belief...
Lamar Harkness (02/06/07)
PUXICO - Lamar Harkness, 79, died Feb. 3, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 20, 1927, in Pontotoc, Miss., son of the late Connie Clarence and Ather Beatrice Williams Harkness, he moved to Missouri in 1955. He had lived since 1962 in the Puxico area where he was a carpenter, a carpet layer and a member of the Church of Christ...
Vera Black (02/06/07)
BERTRAND -- Vera Lou Black, 65, died at 2:13 a.m. Feb. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 28, 1941, at Bell City, daughter of Lucille Taylor of Bertrand and the late Yewell Aubrey Taylor, she was a retired farmer and a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Oran...
Maggie Irwin (02/06/07)
SIKESTON - Maggie Sue Irwin, 54, died at 2:17 p.m., Feb. 5, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1952, in Sikeston, to Freeda King Lathum Parker of Sikeston and the late Eber Lathum, she was a 1971 graduate of Matthews High School and a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. She had been the manager of Super D Drugs and had also worked at Osco Drugs...
David Causey (02/06/07)
WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- David Joe Causey, 25, died Feb. 3, 2007, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born Feb. 13, 1981, in Park Ridge, he was the son of Billy Joe Causey of Libertyville and Nancy Mathias of Mundelein. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his stepmother, Tracy Causey of Libertyville; two brothers, Steven Beck and Michael Beck of Mundelein; two sisters, Allison Causey of Roundlake and Kelly Causey of Libertyville; his grandfather, Connie Causey of Malden, Mo.; and his great-grandmother, Marie Causey of Bernie, Mo.. ...
Regina Freeman (02/06/07)
KENNETT -- Regina Yvette Freeman, 33, formerly of Hayti and Sikeston, died Feb. 2, 2007, at NHC Health Care in Kennett. Born Sept. 18, 1973, in Hayti, to Amos and Josephine Finley of Hayti, she was a certified nurses assistant. In addition to her parents, survivors include: six children, Shauna Freeman and Kierra Freeman of Hayti and Darious Amerson, Travious Amerson, Devonta Amerson and Shaniqua Amerson of Sikeston; one brother, Brian McBroom; and two sisters, Sylvia McBroom and Priscilla Freeman.. ...
J.T. Newman (02/06/07)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Jeffrey Tillman "J.T." Newman, 33, died Jan. 27, 2007, in St. Louis. Born Aug. 20, 1973, in Hayti, to Henry T. "Sonny" Newman of Sikeston and the late Maxine Lyles, he was a 1991 graduate of Hayti High School and attended Lincoln University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture and a master's degree in business administration. ...
Herman Eiceman (02/02/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Herman L. Eiceman, 85, died Feb. 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 30, 1921, in Marston, he was the son of the late Fred and Nina Robinson Eiceman. On Dec. 15, 1972, in New Madrid County, he married Betty L. Buck who survives of the home...
Larry Hisaw (02/02/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Larry D. Hisaw, 54, who died Jan. 28, 2007, were: Pat Kirby, Mark Adams, Dale Lee, Jeremy Bradshaw, John Bridges and Mike Gurley. Honorary pallbearer was Dave Dugger...
J.F. Worthington (02/02/07)
SIKESTON - The Rev. J.F. Worthington, 71, left his earthly home and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. Born Oct. 5, 1935, at Vernon, Fla., to the late Ira G. Worthington and Marie G. Hydle, he served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly 10 years. He was in the ministry for 44 years, served as a pastor in the Sikeston area for over 20 years and was past-president of the Scott County Foster Parents Association...
Edward McLard (02/02/07)
DEXTER -- Edward McLard, 58, died Jan. 31, 2007, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 10, 1948, in Bloomfield, son of the late Franklin E. and Rubie Tankersley McLard, he was a brick layer and a veteran of the U.S. Army. In 1971 at Dexter, he was previously married to Barbara Renfro...
Alice Abbott (02/02/07)
DEXTER - Alice C. Abbott, 95, died Jan. 31, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Feb. 20, 1911, in Dexter, daughter of the late Thomas L. and Carrie Bell Tracer Allstun, she lived many years in Detroit where she worked at the Ford Motor Company and was a member of the Church of Christ. In 1974, she returned to Dexter...
Bernita Crawford (02/02/07)
CHARLESTON -- Bernita Key Crawford, 88, died at 8:18 p.m., Feb. 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 16, 1918, in Steele, daughter of the late Arthur and Estie Mae Chunn Key, she lived most of her life in Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Shirley McEntire (02/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Shirley M. Peevyhouse McEntire, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 2, 2007, at her home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Vera Black (02/02/07)
BERTRAND -- Vera Lou Black, 65, died at 2:13 a.m. Feb. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 28, 1941, at Bell City, daughter of Lucille Taylor of Bertrand and the late Darrell Black, she was a retired farmer and a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Oran...
Shirley Pickett (02/02/07)
DEXTER -- Shirley M. Pickett died Feb. 1, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Health Care. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
John Rupert (02/02/07)
DEXTER - John Rupert, 78, formerly of Oklahoma, died Feb. 2, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Hospital in Dexter. Born Aug. 17, 1928, in Pennsylvania, he had lived the past five years in Dexter where he was a member of the First Church of God and the Stoddard County ARC...
Mae Griffin (02/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Mae Griffin, 80, died Feb. 23, 2007, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1926, in Tupelo, Miss., to the late David Wesley and Virgie C. Whitaker, she lived most of her life in New Madrid County near East Prairie...
Daniel Barnett (02/23/07)
BERNIE - Daniel Louis Barnett, newborn son of Douglas Wayne Barnett and Carla Denise Hardin Barnett of Bernie, died Feb. 20, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one sister, Hannah Barnett of the home; grandparents, Mary Barnett of Malden and Carl and Bea Hardin Jr. of Risco; great-grandparents, Ruth White of Tallapoosa and Carl Hardin Sr. of Risco; and several aunts and uncles...
Blanche Bowman (02/23/07)
BERTRAND -- Blanche Krauss Bowman, 83, formerly of Wyatt, died at 2:50 p.m. Feb. 22, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Oct. 12, 1923, in Mississippi County, to the late William and Lillian Krauss, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life and had worked as a beautician. She was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary...
Louise Dixon (02/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Louise James Dixon, 96, died Feb. 9, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 7, 1910, in Vicksburg, Miss., to the late Alex and Florence Scott James, she lived in Missouri for many years and was a member of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church...
Willie J. Carlson (02/14/07)
ST. CHARLES -Willie J. Carlson, 89, died Feb. 11, 2007, at the S. S. M. Medical Center in St. Charles. Born Sept. 19, 1917, at Bernie, she was the daughter of the late Walter S. and Lelia Ida Smith Howell. A chef, she was owner and operator of Billie's Cafe in Bellflower, Calif., and a member of Harvester First Baptist Church in Harvester...
Elizabeth Petty (02/14/07)
ESSEX - Mary Elizabeth Petty, 71, died Feb. 12, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 7, 1936, at Frisco, to the late Hubert L. and Mildred Lillian Swinger, she was a member of the Broadwater Church of the Brethren, where she served as organist and treasurer for 40 years. ...
Martha Cooper (02/14/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Martha Elizabeth Cooper, 96, died Feb. 12, 2006, in the Golden Living Center at Bloomfield. Born March 10, 1910, in Stoddard County, to the late Ira and Bessie Crane Thompson, she was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County and a member of the St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia...
Dorris Roberts (02/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Dorris Roberts, 86, who died Feb. 12, 2007, will be: Nathan Holmes, Bill Holmes, Clay Harshbarger, Thad Harshbarger, Barry Chessor and Bob Barnes...
Mary Jones (02/14/07)
SIKESTON - Mary Carter Jones, 65, died Feb. 9, 2007, at her home. Born May 26, 1941, in Mark Tree, Ark., to the late John Wesley Manning and Pearl Williams, she had lived in Missouri since 1965 and was a member of West End Missionary Baptist Church where she served as an usher...
Roy Rodgers (02/18/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Roy Rodgers, 58, died Feb. 16, 2007, of injuries sustained in a car accident in Wayne County. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Aaron Dobbs Jr. (02/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Aaron Dobbs Jr., 68, died Jan. 31, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 9, 1938, in Caruthersville, son of the late Aaron and Beatrice Gordon Dobbs Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the Aircraft Carrier Oriskany. He attended Trinity Gospel Church and was a member of Moolah Shrine Temple and the Semo Shrine Club. Before retiring in 1993, he worked for AmerenUE...
Candy Rose (02/01/07)
MORLEY -- Candius Eugina "Candy" Rose, 44, died at 5:22 p.m., Jan. 30, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 28, 1962, in Sikeston, daughter of Bob Wallace Sr. of Vanduser and the late Betty Ingram Wallace, she was a homemaker and member of the New Life Christian Center at Morley...
Lois Parrott (02/01/07)
IMPERIAL -- Lois K. Parrott, 67, died at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 29, 1940, in Charleston, daughter of the late William D. and Floye Skinner Terrell, she was a homemaker and member of Jefferson Heights Baptist Church in Imperial...
John Davis Sr. (02/01/07)
ESSEX - John Henry Davis Sr., 79, died Jan. 30, 2007, at his home. Born April 27, 1927, in Neeleyville, son of the late Nelson and Lacy Branchcomb Davis, he had lived the past 57 years in Essex where he was a retired farmer. In 1946, in Charleston, he married Beatrice Hester who preceded him in death on July 2, 1995...
Edward McLard (02/01/07)
DEXTER -- Edward McLard, 58, died Jan. 31, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lena Williams (02/01/07)
DEXTER - Lena Mae Williams, 92, died Feb. 1, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 11, 1914, in Des Ark, Ark., to the late Bedford P. and Lillian Bickers Landers, she had lived in Southeast Missouri most of her life moving from Sikeston to Bloomfield in 1984. A member of the First Assembly of God in Bloomfield, she worked for Shuffit Nursing Home as a CNA and was engaged in farming...
Flora Hood (02/01/07)
SIKESTON - Flora Hood, 69, died Jan. 31, 2007, at her home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 8, 1937, in Hayti, daughter of Frieda Prince of Hayti and the late Roy Prince, she was a member of Richwoods Methodist Church. On Jan. 17, 1956, she married Joseph Hood Sr., who preceded her in death on June 3, 1996...
Vera Black (02/01/07)
BERTRAND -- Vera Black, 65, formerly of Oran, died Feb. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Chas Joyce (02/01/07)
CANALOU -- Chas Joyce, 69, died at 5 a.m. Feb. 1, 2007, at his home in Canalou. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Herman Eiceman (02/01/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Herman Eiceman, 85, died Feb. 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Ruth Buchheit (02/19/07)
PERRYVILLE - Ruth Buchheit, 62, died Feb. 17, 2007, at her home in Perryville. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Oran.
Velda McClain (02/19/07)
MATTHEWS -- Velda Rea McClain, 89, formerly of Matthews, died at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 12, 1917, at Searcy, Ark., to the late Norman and Vivian Barnett Finley, she was a housewife and had attended the Assembly of God Church in Canalou...
Leona Abernathy (02/19/07)
SIKESTON - Leona J. Schearf Abernathy, 51, formerly of Chaffee, died Feb. 18, 2007, after a year of battling cancer. Born May 12, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Lloyd H. and Onita Stone Schearf of Chaffee, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee and co-owner and general manager of Ryan's Steakhouse in Sikeston...
Roy Rodgers (02/19/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Roy E. Rodgers, 58, died Feb. 16, 2007, near Wappapello. Born April 22, 1948, in Essex, son of the late John W. and Freeda Powell Rodgers, he lived most of his life in Wappapello where he was a member of the VFW Post No. 3416 and the Eagles Aerie No. 4066. He was a truck driver for Delta Asphalt in Cape Girardeau and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Vietnam War...
Evelyn Duley (02/19/07)
DEXTER -- Evelyn Duley, 79, died Feb. 17, 2007, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born March 17, 1927, at Dexter, daughter of the late O.C. and Nina Norman Rainey, she attended the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter and was a former employee of Paramount Headwear in Dexter...
Jackie Hagy (02/19/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted on Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Jacqueline "Jackie" Hagy, 60, who died Feb. 14, 2007, were: Edward Williamson, Rex Bayless, Carl Williamson, Joe Hagy, James Hagy, John Stell, Otto VonRuedigisch and Timmy Huffings...
Stanley Nelson (02/19/07)
CHARLESTON - Stanley Louis Nelson, 78, died Feb. 19, 2007, at his home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Gene Copeland (02/19/07)
JEFFERSON CITY - Former Rep. Gene Copeland died Feb. 19, 2007, at his home in Jefferson City. No further information was available at press time.
Glenda Gregg (02/21/07)
BERNIE -- Glenda Joann Gregg, 72, died Feb. 19, 2007, at her home. Born Nov. 2, 1934 at Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late Lloyd and Nancy Iona Reed Lemmons, she was a retired school teacher and had taught at Bernie Public Schools for 23 years. She had also taught at Dudley, Vanduser, Sikeston and one year in Imperial Beach, Calif., for a total of 31 years. ...
Louise Foley Barnett (02/21/07)
KEVIL, Ky. -- Louise Foley Barnett, 93, died at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19, 2007, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. The daughter of the late Louie and Annie Raney Duncan, she had been employed by Magnavox in Paducah and also worked at The Ora-Francis Shop in Grahamville. She was a member of Newton Creek Baptist Church...
Roy Rodgers (02/21/07)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for the services conducted on Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Roy E. Rodgers, 58, who died Feb. 16, 2007, were: Mike Morrow, Howie Nast, Ralph Walker, Mike O'Neill, Jimmy Frame and Curtis Glastetter. Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Rodgers and Kelbie Rodgers...
Katherine Millham (02/21/07)
JACKSON - Katherine Margaret Millham, 91, died Feb. 18, 2007 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 13, 1915, in Skamokawa, Wash., daughter of the late John Daniel and Katherine Kinsfather Patterson, she was a preschool teacher and worked for J.C. ...
Stanley Nelson (02/21/07)
CHARLESTON -- Stanley Louis Nelson, 78, died at 3 a.m. Feb. 19, 2007, at his home in Charleston. Born Dec. 31, 1928, in Racine, Wis., son of the late Alfred Peter and Jane Kirsten Nelson, he graduated from high school in St. Joseph, Mich., and began working with Whirlpool in 1949. ...
Ruby Clark (02/04/07)
THAYER -- Ruby Clark, 92, died Feb. 3, 2007, at the Shady Oaks Nursing Home. Born Oct. 10, 1914, in Missouri, daughter of the late Steven William and Emma Jane Elliott Jones, she was a homemaker. On Jan. 12, 1929, at Caruthersville, she married Thomas "T.P." Clark, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2005...
Harold Norton (02/04/07)
SIKESTON -- The Rev. Harold Oliver Norton, 70, died at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 2007, at his home. Born July 8, 1936, in Coal City, Ill., son of the late Harold Franklin and Pearl Rossio Norton, he was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in education. He received his master's in English from Webster University in St. Louis and graduated from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City...
Gladys Wilburn (02/21/07)
DEXTER - Gladys Wilburn, 85, died Feb. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 6, 1921, in Dexter, daughter of the late Bertha Graves Clark, she lived all her life in Dexter where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church. She had worked at the La Hub Cafe, Elders Manufacturing Co. and the Hat Factory...
Mary Sitton (02/21/07)
DEXTER - Mary Christina Sitton, 97, died Feb. 19, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Dec. 19, 1909, in Bollinger County to the late William A. And Lorena Myers Shell, she was a homemaker. A member of the American Legion Auxiliary, she was also a member of the Golden Age Quilters Club and active with the Dexter Senior Citizens Center...
Gladys Newman (02/21/07)
CHARLESTON - Gladys Greer Newman, 93, died at 12:40 a.m. Feb. 20, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 31, 1913, at East Prairie, to the late Jim Ben and Delphia Murphy Greer, she was employed at St. Louis City Hospital after graduating from the St. ...
Ida Cowan (02/21/07)
DEXTER -- Ida V. Cowan, 89, died Feb. 19, 2007, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born March 4, 1917, at Marmaduke, Ark., to the late William and Lura Kimmitt Rose, she was a housewife and member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter...
Pearl Roberts (02/21/07)
ORAN -- Pearl L. Roberts, 83, died Feb. 20, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 31, 1923, at Malden, to the late Arvil C. and Mary Ellen Gage Weaver, she worked for 16 years at the International Hat Co. in Oran. She was a member of the Oran Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir, Sunshine Club and the United Methodist Women and served as treasurer for many years...
James Barker (02/07/07)
DEXTER -- James Paul Barker, 89, died Feb. 5, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 16, 1917, near Bloomfield, son of the late James Abner and Mary Elizabeth Martin Barker, he was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County where he farmed for many years and worked in a variety of factory and retail jobs in Dexter. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and later in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Harry Coleson (02/07/07)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. - Harry Emerson Coleson, 74, died at 12:25 a.m. Feb. 6, 2007, at his home, following an extended illness. Born Feb. 13, 1932, in Pulaski, he was the son of the late Lloyd Edgar Coleson and Ruby Harp Coleson Rogers. He attended Trinity Assembly of God Church in Olive Branch...
Roger Brown (02/07/07)
PONTOTOC, Miss. -- Roger Allen Brown, 47, formerly of Bertrand, Mo., died Feb. 6, 2007, at the Care Center of Aberdeen at Aberdeen. Born July 21, 1959, at DeKalb, Ill., daughter of Betty Donaldson Brown of Bertrand and the late J.D. Brown, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County (Mo.) where he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand. He had lived the past 10 years in Pontotoc and had worked in construction...
Mildred Taylor (02/07/07)
DEXTER -- Mildred Taylor, 89, died Feb. 6, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 30, 1917, in Dudley, daughter of the late Edwin and Lilly Tite Wooley, she was a member of First General Baptist Church in Dexter and a former cook with the Dexter Public School System for 20 years...
Maggie Irwin (02/07/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Concordia Lutheran Church for Maggie Irwin, 54, who died Feb. 5, 2007, will be: Tommy Lathum, James Lathum, Herbert Lathum, Harry Irwin, David Irwin and Brandon Tinnin. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel...
Reginald Dodd (02/07/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Reginald Lee Dodd, 54, who died on Feb. 4, 2007, were: Brian Alexander, Kevin Alexander, Brian Hardin, David Howell, Steve Howell and Gary Owens.
Barbara Edwards (02/07/07)
DEXTER -- Barbara Edwards, 76, died Feb. 7, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Roy Graham (02/07/07)
WILSON CITY - Roy Graham, 84, died at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1922, in Halls, Tenn., to the late George and Omie Ward Graham, he lived over 70 years in Missouri. He attended school at Rush Ridge Community. He had been a farmer and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Charleston...
Willie Carlson (02/13/07)
BERNIE - Willie J. Carlson, 89, died Feb. 11, 2007, in the S.S.M. Medical Center at St. Charles. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
James Hutchcraft (02/13/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- James Charles Hutchcraft, 78, died Feb. 11, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 24, 1928, in Dexter, son of the late Charley and Jessie Metcalf Hutchcraft, he was raised in Dexter and had lived the past 35 years in Poplar Bluff. He was retired from the Star Gas Station and was of the Jehovah Witness belief...
Cathy Greer (02/13/07)
MOREHOUSE - Cathy Greer, 51, died Feb. 9, 2007, at her home in Morehouse. Born July 24, 1955, in Sikeston, daughter of Winston and Dorothy Waldo Young of Sikeston, she was a member of First General Baptist Church in Morehouse and had worked for Hammond Organ, Home Health Care and Neal's Furniture...
Mary Petty (02/13/07)
ESSEX - Mary Elizabeth Petty, 70, died Feb. 12, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Chad Freed (02/13/07)
DEXTER - Chad Eric Freed, 33, died Feb. 11, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 22, 1974, at Poplar Bluff, son of Gerald Freed of Dudley and the late Bonnie Sue Freed, he was a construction worker. On July 20, 2006, at Piggott, Ark., he married Ceceli Duckworth who survives of the home...
Demaris Stephens (02/13/07)
DEXTER -- Demaris Stephens, 96, died Feb. 10, 2007, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Born Nov. 13, 1910, at Dexter, daughter of the late Alfred and Lula Hough Clark, she was a graduate of Dexter High School, former owner and operator of Stephens Grocery Store and a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
John Ashley (02/13/07)
DEXTER - John W. Ashley, 76, died Feb. 11, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 23, 1930, in East Prairie, son of the late Claude and Mattie Strong Ashley, he had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life. He lived for over 40 years in Dexter where he was a retired janitor with the Dexter Public Schools and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church...
Edwin Wooley (02/13/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Edwin A. Wooley, 81, died Feb. 12, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 23, 1925, at Ranger, Texas, son of the late Edwin and Lilly Tite Wooley, he was a former employee of Huffman Construction in Poplar Bluff and of the Baptist belief. A U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II, he was a member of the Poplar Bluff American Legion and a member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge No. 532 where he served as past-master...
Louise Woods (02/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Beatrice Louise Woods, 83, died at 12:03 p.m. Feb. 11, 2007, in the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 30, 1924, in Covington, Tenn., to the late John Anderson and Minnie Beatrice Fuller O'Bryan, she was a former restaurant owner and operator. She had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and Eagles Club and was of the Baptist belief...
Dorris Roberts (02/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Dorris Maurine Minner Roberts, 86, died Feb. 12, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 4, 1920, in Crowder, daughter of the late Harvey and Eula Page Minner, she worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone and she and her husband owned and operated Roberts' Grocery at McMullin...
Albert Stafford (02/13/07)
POINT PLEASANT -- Albert Stafford, 84, died Feb. 12, 2007, at his home. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Leland Butler will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mounds Park Cemetery...
Walter Bailey (02/13/07)
NEW MADRID - Walter J. Bailey, 101, died at 3:26 p.m. Feb. 12, 2007, in the Golden Living Center at New Madrid. Born June 25, 1905, in Renault, Ill., to the late Frank and Martha Glodo Bailey, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Madrid. He lived most of his life in New Madrid County, near East Prairie, where he was a farmer...
Alice Abbott (02/05/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at the funeral services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Alice C. Abbott, 95, who died Jan. 31, 2007, were: Dale Gillespie, Kyle Gillespie, Scott Perry, Franklin Allstun, Leon Allstun and Bill Kitchens...
John Kennedy (02/05/07)
WHITEWATER -- John Lee Kennedy, 78, died at 9:20 p.m. Feb. 2, 2007, at his home. Born April 5, 1928, in Perkins, son of the late Henry Lee and Rosa Lee Simmons Kennedy, he was a retired farmer, a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta and the VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau and a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II...
John Irvin (02/05/07)
DEXTER -- John Irvin, 53, died Feb. 2, 2007, in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Louis. Born Jan. 20, 1954, at Poplar Bluff, son of Betty Snider Irvin of Dexter and the late John T. Irvin, he was a farmer and a member of the Liberty Hill General Baptist Church at Aid...
Ruby Dykes (02/05/07)
DELTA -- Ruby J. Dykes, 86, died at 10:55 a.m. Feb. 3, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 12, 1920, in Logan County, Ark., daughter of the late Dewey Lee and Nettie Brown Eskew, she was a homemaker and member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Delta. On Nov. 14, 1942, she married Ira B. Dykes who survives of the home...
Maryel Neal (02/05/07)
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. -- Maryel Neal, 76, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Jan. 31, 2007, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born May 24, 1930, at Royal Oaks, Mich., daughter of the late Forrest Willard and Elsie Hileman Sherrard, she lived in Morehouse most of her life before moving to Clarksville in 1981 to be near family. She worked as a licensed practical nurse and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Morehouse and the Rebecca Lodge of Sikeston, Mo...
Casey Gates (02/05/07)
NEW MADRID -- Casey Gates, 83, died Feb. 3, 2007, at the Golden Living Center. Born Jan. 7, 1924, in Mississippi, son of the late George Pink and Ollie Mae Gates, he lived most of his life in New Madrid. He was also preceded in death by three sons in addition to his parents...
Loise Williams (02/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Loise Mae Williams, 94, died Feb. 4, 2007, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born May 26, 1912, in Itawamba, Miss., daughter of the late Clifton Lonzo and Alabama Gileard Kent Moses, she was of the Baptist belief. On Jan. 29, 1934, she married William Lee Williams who preceded her in death on May 28, 1985...
Zenoba Smothers (02/05/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Zenoba Smothers, 97, died Feb. 3, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 28, 1910, near Swinton, daughter of the late Linnie Ridge Hobbs and Logan A. Hobbs, she was a homemaker and an active member of the First General Baptist Church of Bloomfield, where she taught and worked in vacation Bible school. She had resided in Cape Girardeau for the past three years...
Mark Walker (02/05/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mark L. Walker, 47, died Feb. 2, 2007, from injuries sustained in an accident. Born Nov. 14, 1959, in South Haven, Miss., he was the son of Mildred Walker of Jackson and the late William Walker. In addition to his mother, survivors include: four brothers, Terry Walker and Rick Walker of Lilbourn, Jack Walker of Lantana, Fla., and Rocky Walker of Risco; and two sisters, Sheila Marks of East Prairie and Lisa Greenwalt of Jackson...
Harold Norton (02/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today for the Rev. Harold O. Norton, 70, who died Feb. 2, 2007, were: Blair Bohannon, Ross Bohannon, Jason McHaney, Justin Hurley, Adam Werts and Rick Werts. Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. William Cully Bryant, Dr. Jimmy Heath, Dr. Mike Chouinard, Dr. Linza Killion, Dr. John Leible and area Methodist Church ministers...
Steven Harmon (02/05/07)
SHARON, Miss. -- Steven Albert Harmon, 51, died Jan. 26, 2007, at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson. Born Sept. 22, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Fred and Thelma Harmon of Portageville, Mo., he was co-owner of Mitchell of Mississippi of Jackson, a food service broker and national sales manager of Harvest Select of Union, Ala. A member of Pinelak Baptist Church at Jackson, he was a graduate of Arkansas State University and a 1973 graduate of Portageville High School...
Bonnie Keith (02/05/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Bonnie Sue Keith, 60, died Feb. 3, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 16, 1946, in Gosnell, Ark., to the late Russell and Estell Manes McMinn, she was a homemaker and past president of the Lady Eagles Auxiliary 3319. She was of the Baptist faith...
Reginald Dodd (02/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Reginald Lee Dodd, 54, died at 2 p.m. Feb. 4, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1952, in Sikeston, son of the late Max A. and Bobbie Casey Dodd, he was previously employed as a union laborer concrete finisher and was a member of the Sikeston Eagles 3319 and American Legion Post 114...
Charles Joyce (02/02/07)
CANALOU -- Charles Edward Joyce, 69, died at 5 a.m. Feb. 1, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1937, in Clarkton, son of Ludie Skidmore Joyce of Parma and the late Reecie Joyce, he was a self-employed farmer and owner-operator and president of CSJ Inc. ...
Cathy Greer (02/11/07)
MOREHOUSE - Cathy Greer, 51, died Feb. 9, 2007, at her home in Morehouse. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Marjorie Buchanan (02/11/07)
DEXTER - Marjorie Buchanan, 84, died Feb. 10, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Esther Callison (02/11/07)
VANDUSER - Esther Irene Callison, 98, died Feb. 9, 2007, at her home in Vanduser. Born July 28, 1908, in Bernie, daughter of the late Claude and Maude Mae Overturf Lindsey, she had worked for Black's Grocery in Vanduser before retiring. On April 5, 1924, she married Arvil Callison, who preceded her in death on April 10, 1955...
Lorene Limbaugh (02/11/07)
SIKESTON - Lorene Cain Limbaugh, 95, died at 4:53 a.m. Feb. 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 15, 1911, in McMullin, to the late Orville H. and Ruth Minner Cain, she had been chief operator for Southwestern Bell for 38 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Ray Hindman (02/10/07)
SIKESTON - Rachel "Ray" Hindman, 63, died Feb. 9, 2007, at his home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1943, at Brownwood, to the late Raymond and Beatrice Speer Hindman, he had been a warehouse supervisor for Ameren UE in Cape Girardeau and was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Edna Hellmann (02/11/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the services conducted on Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Edna Mae Hellmann, 85, who died Feb. 6, 2007, were: Morgan Hellmann, Autry Morlan, John C. Morlan, Harold Wilson, Gary Houchins and David Avery.
Glenda Gregg (02/20/07)
BERNIE - Glenda Gregg, 72, died Feb. 19, 2007, at her home in Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Richard Farley (02/20/07)
CHESTERFIELD, Va. - Richard D. Farley, 50, died Feb. 1, 2007, at his home. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., to Barbara Farley Thibault of Colonial Heights and the late Doran Vall Farley, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a safety specialist for Waste Management Inc...
Gladys Newman (02/20/07)
CHARLESTON - Gladys Greer Newman, 93, died at 12:40 a.m. Feb. 20, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Ida Cowan (02/20/07)
DEXTER - Ida Cowan, 90, died Feb. 19, 2007, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Gene Copeland (02/20/07)
NEW MADRID - Rep. Fred E. "Gene" Copeland, 74, died Feb. 19, 2007, at his home in Jefferson City. Born June 12, 1932, in Cooter, son of the late Fred M. and Bessie Oakley Copeland, he was a 1950 graduate of Kewanee High School and attended Arkansas State University. ...
Buler Brewer (02/20/07)
LILBOURN -- Buler Brewer, 85, died Feb. 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 12, 1921, in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Riller Peek. She married Raymond Brewer who preceded her in death in 1974. One son, Lewis DeWayne Brewer, and several brothers and sisters also preceded her in death...
Shelby Dick (02/20/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Shelby J. Dick, 86, died at 2:15 p.m., Feb. 18, 2007, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 4, 1921, at Dorena, to the late Marion B. and Joella Byassee Dick, he lived most of his life in Dorena where he was a farmer. A member of the First Baptist Church of East Prairie, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II...
Jackie Towe (02/20/07)
SIKESTON - Jackie Webster Towe, 66, died Feb. 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 29, 1940, in Lamar, Ark., to the late John Virgil and Pearl Smith Towe, he was of the Pentecostal belief. He worked for Bridger Plumber and Heating for many years and later was a self-employed contractor before retiring...
Ruth Buchheit (02/20/07)
PERRYVILLE -- Ruth Ann Buchheit, 62, died at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 17, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 3, 1945, at Painton, daughter of the late Loomes and Emma Edwards Pirtle, she was a homemaker and member of General Baptist Church in Bell City. On April 10, 1981, she married Andrew Standley who preceded her in death on March 8, 1993. She later married David J. Buchheit on April 13, 1997, and he survives of the home...
Velda McClain (02/20/07)
MATTHEWS -- Velda Rea McClain, 89, formerly of Matthews, died at 1:30 a.m. Feb. 18, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 12, 1917, at Searcy, Ark., to the late Norman and Vivian Barnett Finley, she was a housewife and had attended the Assembly of God Church in Canalou...
Mary Sitton (02/20/07)
DEXTER - Mary Sitton, 97, died Feb. 19, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Louise Woods (02/15/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for the services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Louise Woods, 83, who died Feb. 11, 2007, were: Gene Shaw, Bobby Young, Nelson Curtis, Ron Hill, Tommy Woods and Charles Lewis.
John Ashley (02/15/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted on Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for John W. Ashley, 76, who died Feb. 11, 2007, were: Joe Anderson, Tim Seabaugh, Thomas O'Guin, Harvey Noyes, Larry Meadows and John Sipp...
Dwight Smith (02/15/07)
DEXTER -- Dwight Smith, 84, died Feb. 14, 2007, at his home. Born March 22, 1922, at Rector, Ark., son of the late John Henry and Pearl May Smith, he was a farmer and the owner of Smitty's Machine and Welding Shop in Dexter. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in World War II, he was a member of the Sadler Chapel United Methodist Church near Dexter...
Bonnie Hart (02/15/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Bonnie McCarter Hart, 69, died Feb. 15, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Deloris Stevens (02/15/07)
PARMA -- Deloris Stevens, 84, died Feb. 12, 2007, at the Malden Nursing Center in Malden. Born July 31, 1922, at Idalia, daughter of the late Hanford and Rosie Ross Erwin, she was a homemaker and a member of the Vinson General Baptist Church of rural Parma...
Pernie Ogelvie (02/08/07)
BERNIE - Pernie May Ogelvie, 85, died Feb. 7, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born May 5, 1921, at Powe, daughter of the late Frank and Grace Sabra Crump Crain, she was a homemaker and member of the Sugar Tree General Baptist Church of rural Bernie...
Levorn Wilson (02/08/07)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Levorn Wilson, 60, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 5:48 p.m., Feb. 6, 2007, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born Oct. 4, 1946, in Osceola, Ark., son of the late Ocie Wilson and Gyola Ray, he attended Geter High School in Memphis, Tenn., and later moved to Fort Wayne where he was employed as a factory worker...
Florence Bain (02/08/07)
BELL CITY -- Florence Bain, 86, died Feb. 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 9, 1921, in Bell City, daughter of the late Jack and Sadie Fisher Allen, she was a homemaker and attended Assembly of God Church. On Oct. 31, 1954, in Perkins, she married Moline "Doodle" Bain, who preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1996...
Harold Clark (02/08/07)
BENTON - Harold W. Clark, 59, died at 4 p.m. Feb. 7, 2007, at his home in Benton. Born Oct. 9, 1947, in Sikeston, to C.H. "Dude" Clark of New Madrid and the late Dorothy Mae Johnson Clark, he was a construction worker and member of the Iron Workers Local 974 in Peoria, Ill. He was of the Baptist belief...
Roger Brown (02/08/07)
PONTOTOC, Miss. - Pallbearers at services to be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo., for Roger Allen Brown, 47, formerly of Bertrand, Mo., who died Feb. 6, 2007, will be: Art Phillips, Jeff Hailey, Bud Phillips, Mike Borders, Anthony Barnett and Dennis Skinner...
Edna Hellmann (02/08/07)
DEXTER - Edna Mae Hellmann, 85, formerly of St. Louis, died Feb. 6, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 4, 1921, near Idalia, daughter of the late Samuel A. and Myrtie Mae Lincoln Harper, she had lived most of her life in St. Louis where she had worked at the Lincoln Pentair Company. She returned to Dexter in 1989...
Wanda Surman (02/08/07)
CHAFFEE - Wanda Surman, 80, died at 1:05 a.m. Feb. 7, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 6, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Floyd Potts and Estalee Robbins Ayers, she was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Barbara Edwards (02/08/07)
DEXTER -- Barbara E. Edwards, 76, died Feb. 7, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born June 2, 1930, at Bernie, daughter of the late Roscoe and Nina Buchanan Russell, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a member of the Order of Eastern Star 311 for 53 years, and was an electrologist...
Hollie Crotts (02/16/07)
MORLEY -- Hollie Crotts, 93, died at 6:20 a.m. Feb. 15, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Home in Bertrand. Born June 24, 1913, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of the late James Robert and Harriet Hull Terry, she was a homemaker. On Nov. 2, 1930, she married W.H. Crotts, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1988...
Evelyn Boren (02/16/07)
BERTRAND - Evelyn P. Boren, 79, formerly of Peoria, Ill., died Feb. 14, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Home. Born June 12, 1927, in Peoria, to the late Theophil August "Teddy" and Ida K. Coates Burgin, she had lived in California and Florida before moving to Bertrand...
Jackie Hagy (02/16/07)
DUDLEY -- Jacqueline "Jackie" Hagy, 60, died Feb. 14, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 16, 1946, in Catron, to the late Eugene and Roselee Fields Williamson, she was a former resident of Michigan and Cahokia, Ill., and had lived since 1991 in Dudley where she was a member of the Dudley Baptist Church...
Bonnie Hart (02/16/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Bonnie McCarter Hart, 69, died Feb. 15, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Jan. 29, 1938, in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie McDonald. On June 9, 2006, in Portageville, she married Curtis "Frank" Hart who survives of the home...
Inavee Spoon (02/16/07)
CHARLESTON -- Inavee Brown Spoon, 77, died at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 15, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 17, 1929, in Marble Hill, daughter of the late Woodie and Lucy Bell Estes Brown, she was of the Church of God of Prophecy belief. In 1956, she moved to Cleveland where she was a homemaker and volunteered her service at community food banks. She returned to Charleston in 1994...
James Hutchcraft (02/16/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for James Hutchcraft, 78, who died Feb. 11, 2007, were: Michael Cutler, Bill Cutler, Robert Pitts and Makenon Hampton.
Pamela Caldwell (02/16/07)
ORAN -- Pamela Denise Caldwell, 44, died Feb. 13, 2007, at her home. Born June 26, 1962, in St. Louis, daughter of Ruth Frala and Johnny Burks, she was a waitress and a member of the Pentecostal Church. On Nov. 22, 2004, in Scott County, she married Curtis Wayne "Bubba" Caldwell who survives of the home...
Dorothy Gray (02/12/07)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Dorothy Louise Gray, 82, who died Feb. 8, 2007, were: Leroy Fox, Billy Carrithers, Michael Fox, Jame Hodge, Jordan Emily and Aaron Carrithers.
George Halterman (02/12/07)
NEW MADRID - George Willard Halterman, 82, died Feb. 10, 2007, at his home. Born July 10, 1924, at New Madrid, he was the son of the late George Washington and Maggie Halterman. Survivors include: his wife, Kathleen Halterman of the home; two daughters, Maggie May Bodi of New Madrid and Fay Branum of Kewanee; two brothers, Earl Halterman of Essex and Floyd Halterman of New Madrid; one sister, Dorothy Morrison of Lilbourn; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Esther Callison (02/12/07)
VANDUSER -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted at 1 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Esther Callison, 98, who died Feb. 9, 2007, were: Stan Harmon, Louie Lindsey, Danny Owens, Tim Owens, Albert Wayne Owens, Gary Owens, Mark Wade and Mark Adam Wade...
Patricia Carter (02/12/07)
NEW MADRID -- Patricia Fay Carter, 60, died Feb. 10, 2007, at New Madrid. Born Nov. 23, 1946, in Gideon, she was the daughter of the late Robert Milton and Mamie Joyce Holt Carter. Survivors include: four brothers, Ray Carter of LaForge, Gary Carter of Lilbourn and Robert Carter and Phillip Carter of New Madrid; and two sisters, Shirley Williams and Phyllis Boulton of New Madrid...
Violes McElvoy (02/12/07)
MALDEN -- Violes Muriel "Bugs" McElvoy, 97, died Feb. 10, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 11, 1910, in Cherokee, Kan., son of the late George and Viola McCowin McElvoy, he was a member of Landmark Pentecostal Church in Malden...
Demaris Stephens (02/12/07)
DEXTER -- Demaris Stephens, 96, died Feb. 10, 2007, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Barbara Seifried (02/12/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Barbara Ann Parker Seifried, 67, died at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 24, 1939, at Barnes Ridge, to the late Charles and Hazel Clark Parker Roach, she had lived in East Prairie most of her life and was a 1957 graduate of East Prairie High School. ...
Helen Blunt (02/12/07)
ESSEX - Helen W. Blunt, 89, died Feb. 10, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born May 24, 1917, near Essex, to the late W.W. and Anna May Dowdy Snider, she was a homemaker and member of the St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia...
Louise Woods (02/12/07)
SIKESTON -- Beatrice Louise Woods, 83, died at 12:03 p.m. Feb. 11, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Marjorie Buchanan (02/12/07)
DEXTER -- Marjorie Buchanan, 84, died Feb. 10, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Oct. 22, 1922, near Dexter, daughter of the late Floyd Samuel and Estie Shilts Deardorff, she was a retired clerk for Dexter Wal-Mart, a member of the Liberty Hill General Baptist Church at Aid and the Puxico Order of the Eastern Star 422, and a charter member of the Aid Extension Club for 50 years...
Joel Savell (02/12/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Joel M. Savell, 88, died at 5:25 p.m. Feb. 10, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 18, 1918, in Nashville, Tenn., son of the late James and Bessie Savell, he was raised in Tennessee until the age of 12, when he moved to New York City. ...
Lorene Limbaugh (02/12/07)
SIKESTON - Services for Lorene Cain Limbaugh, 95, who died on Feb. 9, 2007, were conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. David Jackson of the First Baptist Church of Sikeston and the Rev. Ed Carter of the First Baptist Church of Oran officiated...
Clyde Curtis Sr. (02/04/07)
MORLEY -- Clyde H. Curtis Sr., 72, died Feb. 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 6, 1934, at Cuba Landing, Tenn., son of the late Melvin B. and Flora Ella Williams Curtis, he was retired from Stovall Construction in Cape Girardeau where he was a heavy machine operator engineer. He was a member of Hope Baptist Church in Oran and Operating Engineer Local 513 in Cape Girardeau...
John Kennedy (02/04/07)
WHITEWATER - John Kennedy, 78, died Feb. 2, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Shirley McEntire (02/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Shirley Joann McEntire, 68, formerly of Charleston, died at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 2, 2007, at her home. Born Feb. 2, 1938, at Charleston, daughter of the late Luther Jackson and Ruby Mae Pointer Peevyhouse, she lived most of her life in Charleston and attended the First Baptist Church. She later lived for 10 years in Cairo, Ill., before moving to Sikeston...
Aaron Dobbs Jr. (02/04/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for the funeral services held Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Aaron Dobbs Jr., 68, who died Jan. 31, 2007, were: Mike Evans, Hubert Evans, Gary Livingston, Walt Whaley, Jeff Whaley and Terry Couch.
Bonnie Sue Keith (02/04/07)
MOREHOUSE - Bonnie Sue Keith, 60, died at 7 a.m. Feb. 3, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Shirley Pickett (02/04/07)
BERNIE - Shirley M. Pickett, 70, died Feb. 1, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born April 29, 1936, at Gideon, daughter of the late Joseph Raymond and Myrtie Chambers Teel, she was a homemaker and of the Full Gospel belief. On Oct. 15, 1952, at Piggott, Ark., she married Claude E. Pickett who survives of the home...
J.F. Worthington (02/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at funeral services set for 1 p.m. Monday at the at the Church of the Rock for the Rev. J.F. Worthington, 71, who died Feb. 1, 2007, will be: Mike Tinnin, Matt Sautter, Troy Wade, Kyle Newkirk, Sam Worthington and Allen Danels...
John Irvin (02/04/07)
DEXTER -- John Irvin, 53, died Feb. 2, 2007, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Dorothy Halter (02/04/07)
ORAN -- Dorothy Halter, 80, died Feb. 2, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 27, 1926, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Seth and Mary Eaker Craft, she was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality at Oran, the Ladies Auxiliary of Cape Girardeau VFW Post No. 3838, and the KCettes of Oran Council No. 4311...
Floyd McConnell (02/25/07)
ORAN - Floyd McConnell died Feb. 24, 2007, at his son's residence. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Oran.
Earnest Botsch (02/25/07)
BERNIE - Ernest W. Botsch, 87, died Feb. 23, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
James Fourthman (02/25/07)
COLT, Ark. -- James Leroy Fourthman, 68, died Feb. 22, 2007, at the Crossridge Hospital in Wynne. Born Nov. 7, 1938, son of the late James Dewey Fourthman and Ruthie E. Lacy, he was a shop attendant for the Arkansas Highway Department prior to his retirement and was of the Baptist belief...
Ethel Woodward (02/25/07)
FREDERICKTOWN - Ethel Lynn Woodward, 94, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 16, 2007, at ClaRu Deville Nursing Center in Fredericktown. Born May 10, 1912, at Jackson, Tenn., daughter of the late Charlie and Arizona Jones Swinney, she lived most her life in Mississippi County. She retired from Brown Shoe Company in 1974 after 24 years of service. In 1985, she moved to Fredericktown, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Lamar Harkness (02/09/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lamar Harkness, 79, who died Feb. 3, 2007, were: Wayne Byron, Bill Harkness, Mike Harkness, Bill Stroud and Jay Rodgers.
Frankie Lovins (02/09/07)
MARSTON -- Frankie Lovins, 65, died Feb. 7, 2007, at her home in Marston. Born Dec. 4, 1941, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William Florin and Mary Lucille Nanny Davis. Her husband, Roy Wayne Lovins, preceded her in death. One daughter, Shelia Gail Lovins; and one brother also preceded her in death...
Dorothy Gray (02/09/07)
PUXICO - Dorothy Louise Gray, 82, died Feb. 8, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1924, near Greenville, daughter of the late John and Sarah Elizabeth Hale McIntosh, she lived most of her life in Puxico where she had farmed with her husband and been an Avon representative for several years. She had also worked at the International Shoe Factory in Advance...
Lorene Limbaugh (02/09/07)
SIKESTON - Lorene Cain Limbaugh, 95, died at 4:53 a.m. Feb. 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 15, 1911, in McMullin, to the late Orville H. and Ruth Minner Cain, she had been chief operator for Southwestern Bell for 38 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Michael Palmer (02/09/07)
CHARLESTON - Michael Lee Palmer, 48, died at 3:13 p.m. Feb. 8, 2007, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau of complications resulting from a massive heart attack. Born March 18, 1958, in Wyatt to Peggy Rosamond Palmer of Charleston and the late William Chalmers Palmer, he had lived in Charleston his entire life. A 1976 graduate of Charleston High School, he worked in sales at Buckner-...
Flonzie Walker (02/09/07)
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Florence "Flonzie" Walker, 91, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Feb. 7, 2007, in the Manmouth County Care Center at Wall Township. Born June 6, 1915, at Bernie, daughter of the late Andrew and Allie Chadwell Walker, she had worked for over 70 years as a waitress before retiring at the age of 81 and was a member of the Baptist Church in Glendola...
Edwin Carey (02/09/07)
SIKESTON - Edwin Elbert Carey, 78, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 8, 2007, at his home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 21, 1928, in Little Egypt, Ark., he was the son of the late Lige and Edna Harris Carey. A retired, self-employed sanitation worker, he had lived in Sikeston for over 50 years...
Theresa Polk (02/22/07)
HOWARDVILLE -- Theresa C. Polk, 64, died Feb. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 3, 1942, in Marston, daughter of the late LeRoy and Lurlene Robinson, she was a member of the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Marston...
Gladys Wilburn (02/22/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Gladys Wilburn, 85, who died on Feb. 20, 2007, were: Scott Gaines, Greg Gaines, Kevin Kell, Larry Carwile, Logan Carwile and Jared Hueckel...
Jackie Towe (02/22/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held at 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home, for Jackie Webster Towe, 66, who died Feb. 19, 2007, were: Gary Dewitt, Phil Dewitt, Harvey Hull, Shawn Towe, Jerome Towe and Wallace Hastings.
Dorthia Rogers (02/22/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Dorthia Lee Rogers, 81, died Feb. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 3, 1926, at Essex, daughter of the late James and Nora Tennyson Trotter, she was a member of the St. Joe General Baptist Church at Idalia. She had worked at Elder Manufacturing Co. and for many years she and her husband owned and operated Rogers Phillips 66 Station in Bloomfield...
Bertha Wheeler (02/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Bertha Mae Wheeler, 72, died Feb. 23, 2007, at her home. Born July 21, 1934, in LeGrande, Ark., she lived in Missouri for over 38 years and was a member of Salcedo Baptist Church. On Nov. 23, 1950, she married Mose Wheeler, who preceded her in death on July 13, 1967...
Reda Ragains (02/28/07)
MORLEY - Reda Ragains, 89, died at 6:07 p.m., Feb. 27, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Lonnie Taylor (02/28/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Lonnie E. Taylor, 82, died Feb. 27, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 15, 1925, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., son of the late Forest and Nora Coates Taylor, he had lived in the Bloomfield and Wappapello areas most of his life. He and his wife had worked at the Stoddard County Children's Home for 13 years, and he was a member of the New Life Full Gospel Church in Dexter...
Chris Hartman Jr. (02/28/07)
NEW MADRID -- Chris "Mutt" Hartman Jr., 88, died Feb. 26, 2007, at his home in New Madrid. Born April, 22, 1918, on the Mississippi River in East Carondelet, Ill., to the late Chris and Margaret Dotson Hartman, he was a retired commercial fisherman who owned the New Madrid Fish Market for many years. He was a U.S. Army and World War II veteran, serving 28 months at Guadalcanal and in New Caledonia as a staff sergeant. He earned many medals and awards during his time served...
Larry Strayhorn Sr. (02/28/07)
NIXA -- Larry Lee Strayhorn Sr., 73, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Feb. 22, 2007. Born Sept. 24, 1933, in Sikeston, son of the late Chester Lee and Eva Louise Tidwell Strayhorn, he served four years in the U.S. Navy before joining the U.S. Air Force, working in the Pentagon for five years. After serving in the military he worked as a policeman and Missouri highway patrolman before becoming a U.S. Marshal for 27 years. He was a member of the Nixa General Baptist Church...
Sam Baker (02/28/07)
SIKESTON - Samuel "Sam" Baker, 70, died at 5:20 p.m. Feb. 25, 2007, at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 27, 1936, at Mt. Victory, Ky., to the late Irvin and Ella Swain Baker, he had lived in Monticello, Ky. prior to moving to Sikeston in 1999. He had been employed as an assembly worker with the Lighthouse for the Blind and had attended the House of Prayer and New Beginnings churches...
Alice Sanders (02/27/07)
CHAFFEE - Alice Lucille Sanders, 82, a resident at the Chaffee Nursing Center, died Feb. 25, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 21, 1925, in Parma, daughter of the late Charles H. and Ruth Ann Ross Nordin, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church and also attended the House of Prayer in Chaffee. She had worked as an inspector for Florsheim Shoe Co. and was a CNA at the Chaffee General Hospital...
Lucille Trumbo (02/27/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Lucille Amalie Trumbo, 91, died Feb. 25, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Born Sept. 23, 1915, in Springfield, to the late Dr. Christian Andreasen and Edith B. Larsen Andreasen Smith, she was a 1934 graduate of Springfield High School and attended Washington University St. ...
Leona Duckworth (02/27/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Leona M. Duckworth, 93, who died Feb. 25, 2007, will be: Larry Duckworth, David Duckworth, Joseph Duckworth, Charles Terrell, Vic Davis and Ryan Davis...
Mary Boyles (02/27/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Mary Sue Boyles, 92, died Feb. 26, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Nov. 14, 1914, in Howe, Okla., to the late William Luther and Mary Francis Britton Reed, she had lived in the Dexter and Bloomfield areas all her life before entering the nursing home. She was a homemaker and member of the Bloomfield Assembly of God Church...
Daniel Sawyer (02/27/07)
DEXTER - Daniel T. Sawyer, 60, died Feb. 25, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Nov. 16, 1946, in Caruthersville, to the late Cellar and Elnora Hester Sawyer, he had lived in the Dexter and Bloomfield areas all of his life. He had worked as a custodian for Dexter Public Schools, was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Puxico and a U.S. army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War...
Wanda Rafferty (02/27/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Wanda Lee Snyder Rafferty, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was active in the Memphis area Senior Citizens Community and of the Catholic belief. On July 4, 1943, she married Clarence Wesley Rafferty who preceded her in death...
Sam Baker (02/27/07)
SIKESTON -- Sam Baker, 70, died Feb. 25, 2007, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Tim Monroe (02/27/07)
VANDUSER - Tim "Termite" Monroe, 54, died Feb. 26, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 16, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late John Richard and Esther Marie Stein Monroe, he graduated from College High School in Cape Girardeau and attended Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Jerry Delashmet (02/27/07)
NAPLES, Fla. -- Jerry W. Delashmet, 70, died Feb. 23, 2007, at Joanne's House Hope Hospice. Born in Lilbourn, Mo., son of the late Howell and Ava Alsup Lashmet, he was a farmer for many years and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include: his wife, Shelby Nordin Delashmet of the home; two sons, Mark Anthony and Jimmy Dale Delashmet of Naples; one daughter, Sonya Kay Finer of Naples; and four brothers, two sisters and 12 grandchildren...
Rodney Kemp (02/26/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Rodney Chester Kemp, 49, died at 10:10 a.m. Feb. 25, 2007, at his home. Born May 27, 1957, in St. Louis, son of Hester Morine Russom Kemp of East Prairie and the late Chester Inlo Kemp, Rodney had lived in East Prairie the past several years after moving from St. Louis where he was employed by Famous Barr in the warehouse...
Floyd McConnell (02/26/07)
ORAN - Floyd R. McConnell, 88, died at 3:45 a.m., Feb. 24, 2007, at his son's home in Scott City. Born Oct. 13, 1918, in Cabot, Ark., son of the late Eddie Cleveland and Buleah Stephenson McConnell, he was owner and operator of McConnell's Garage for 44 years and was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. ...
Earnest W. Botsch (02/26/07)
MALDEN -- Ernest W. Botsch, 87, died Feb. 23, 2007, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1919 at Carmi, Ill., son of the late Christian W. and Flora Mary Winter Botsch, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Malden where he served as an elder. He was a retired dairyman and farmer and worked with the Land for the Landless and the Heifer International Project while serving as an agricultural missionary in Brazil...
Helen Bone (02/26/07)
CHARLESTON - Helen P. Bone, 92, died at 3:50 p.m. Feb. 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 26, 1914, in Charleston, to the late J.W. and Ida Forsythe Brown, she lived her entire life in Charleston, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church and had worked for over 30 years at the Ben Franklin Dime Store...
Ron Phillips (02/26/07)
ROGERS, Ark. -- Rondal "Ron" Louis Phillips, 64, died Feb. 22, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1942, in Portageville, Mo., son of the late Ragel and Lillian Beauton Phillips, he lived in many parts of the U.S. working for 43 years with Cargill where he was a business manager. He was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and coached T-ball, Little League baseball and 6th and 7th grade football...
Leona Duckworth (02/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Leona M. Duckworth, 93, died Feb. 25, 2007, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born April 9, 1913, in Dogwood, she was the daughter of the late Allen Wilson and Amelia Ann Kyle Marchbanks. On July 8, 1950, she married Robert H. Duckworth who survives of the home...