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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Obituaries from April 2007

Royal George (04/14/07)
BERTRAND -- Royal George, 70, died at 7:35 a.m. April 14, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Adreianna Hawkins (04/09/07)
IMBODEN, Ark. -- Adreianna "Onnie" Sturgeon Hawkins, 37, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 12:55 p.m. April 7, 2007, at her home. Born April 7, 1970, in Metropolis, Ill., to the late Joe Howard and Ruth Cave Sturgeon, she was a 1988 graduate of New Madrid County High School. She lived in Imboden for the past seven years where she was manager of the Pocahontas Medical Clinic in Pocahontas. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Annieville...
Clarence Halter (04/09/07)
CHAFFEE -- Clarence Halter, 89, died April 9, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Louise Kellis Dorris (04/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Louise Kellis Dorris, 74, died April 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 11, 1932, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of T.A. and Virgie DeShazier Worley, she was a member of Bement Baptist Church. She had worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block, been a teacher's aide at the Sikeston Head Start Center and had worked for 7-Eleven Convenience Stores before retiring...
Charles Stacy (04/09/07)
DEXTER -- Charles Stacy, 70, died April 8, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Christine Sumner (04/09/07)
NEW MADRID -- Christina A. Sumner, 55, died April 6, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 14, 1951, in Grover Hill, Ohio, she was the daughter of Zella Bolenbough Tucker of New Madrid and the late Willard Jenkins. She married Larry Sumner who preceded her in death...
Ruby McCoy (04/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Ruby Evelyn McCoy, 82, died at 12:41 p.m. April 7, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 18, 1924, in Crowder, daughter of the late James William and Martha Lee Hodges Burns, she was a housewife and a member of Tanner Street Church of God where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years...
Suetta Brown (04/09/07)
BERTRAND -- Suetta Grove Brown, 70, died at 2 p.m. April 8, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 25, 1936, in Matthews, daughter of the late Luther and Esther Bell Swinney Brown, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County, where she worked as a waitress at Bessie's Restaurant. For several years she owned and operated ceramic craft shops in Charleston and Paris, Tenn. She was of the Baptist belief...
Margie McDonald (04/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Margie Heidelberger McDonald, 74, formerly of Arkansas, died at 9:25 p.m. April 6, 2007, at West Ridge Place Assisted Living in Sikeston. Born Nov. 24, 1932, in Hughes, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Blanche Haley Ingram...
John Hayward (04/09/07)
BENTON, Ky. -- John S. Hayward, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 4:45 p.m. April 7, 2007, at Calvert City Convalescent Center. Son of the late James Sterlin and Rosa Lee Stovall Hayward, he was a member of Sharpe Missionary Baptist Church. His wife, Georgia Kelton Hayward, survives of the home in Benton...
G. Thatcher Scism (04/09/07)
ST. CHARLES -- Gilbert Thatcher Scism, 99, died April 7, 2007, at Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon. Born Sept. 26, 1907, in Bloomfield, son of the late Thomas Gilbert and Myrtie Cleveland Scism, he was retired from Production Credit Association in Sikeston. Mr. Scism had been a resident of St. Charles for several years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in St. Charles, the Rotary Club of St. Charles and Rotary Past District Governor in Sikeston...
Imogene Williamson (04/04/07)
DEXTER - Imogene Leota Williamson, 74, died April 3, 2007, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 1, 1932, in Dexter, to the late Amiel and Ruth Ellen Rebecca Eaton Hunt, she lived all her life in the Dexter area where she had worked at Elders Manufacturing, was a member of the South Pleasant Valley Church and had been a baby sitter for 16 years...
Mary Sullivan (04/04/07)
LEWISVILLE, Texas -- Mary Clayton Sullivan, 87, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007, following a long illness. Mary was born Nov. 24, 1919, in Mississippi County, Mo., to Arthur and Lula Clayton. After graduation from high school, she moved to Cairo, Ill., to attend nursing school. She worked as a registered nurse in the Tuberculosis Sanitarium and at Saint Mary's Hospital in Cairo. Mary retired from nursing to devote her love and attention to her family...
Lesley Eskew (04/04/07)
VANDUSER -- Lesley Eskew died April 3, 2007, at home in Vanduser. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Maybelle Blissett (04/04/07)
ORAN - Maybelle Blissett, 80, died March 31, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 10, 1926, in Tiplersville, Miss., to the late Franklin and Mabrie Thomas Moore, she had lived in Missouri for many years and was a member of Divine Temple Church of God in Oran...
Joel Buchannan (04/04/07)
MATTHEWS -- Joel Buchannan, 82, died April 3, 2007, Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Marvin Pals (04/04/07)
SIKESTON - Marvin Lewis Pals, 84, died April 2, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 13, 1923, in Belmond, Iowa, to the late Lambert and Marie Stadtlander Pals, he was a self-employed farmer and of the Methodist belief. He was first married to Shirley Proger, and she preceded him in death. In September 1988, he married Jean Daniel who survives of the home...
Pretshie Ellsworth (04/04/07)
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Pallbearers for services scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Pretshie Ann "Sissy Ann" Abernathy Ellsworth, 64, formerly of Morley, Mo., who died April 2, 2007, will be: Joseph Ellsworth, Michael Ellsworth, Troy Palmer, Bobby Montgomery, James Lovel and Jimmy Farmer. Honorary pallbearer will be C.J. Ellsworth...
Charles Shelby (04/04/07)
MATTHEWS - Pallbearers for services scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charles Leroy Shelby, 87, who died March 31, 2007, will be: Charles Shelby, Chris Shelby, Rick Noon, Jimmy Elrod, Troy Holland, Roy Holland and Logan Caines...
Lorene Taylor (04/04/07)
BURFORDVILLE - Lorene Taylor, 88, died at 11:30 p.m. April 1, 2007, at Jackson Manor. Born Dec. 9, 1918, in McComb, Okla., to the late Joseph and Minnie Collins Davis, she was a homemaker. On Feb. 13, 1937, she married Arthur S. Taylor, who preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1994...
Mary Loflin (04/04/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Margaret Loflin, 69, died at 2:47 a.m. April 2, 2007, at her home in East Prairie. Born Aug. 3, 1937, at Freedom, Ind., to the late George Parker and Lillie Hunt Hubbard, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. Survivors include: three daughters and two sons-in-law, Verna and Frankie Turpin of Old Appleton, Debby Flores of Bloomfield, W.Va. ...
Phyllis Murray - Townsend (04/20/07)
DECATUR, Ill. -- Phyllis Murray-Townsend Taylor, 42, died at 2 a.m. April 13, 2007, in Decatur. Born April 11, 1965, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of Bobby and Versa Townsend of Sikeston. In addition to her parents, survivors include: two dauthers, Brettni Taylor and Brandy Taylor of Decatur; two brothers; five sisters; and her grandmother, Helen Murray of Sikeston...
Harvey Hutcheson (04/20/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Harvey Lee Hutcheson, 71, died at 3:55 p.m. April 18, 2007, at his home. Born July 2, 1935, in Windyville, son of the late John Raymond and Janie Lee Arington Hutcheson, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
William Brown (04/20/07)
ESSEX - William Henry Brown, 74, died April 19, 2007, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Bob Gee (04/16/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Robert "Bob" Gee, 81, died April 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 3, 1925, at Parma, son of the late Solon T. and Pauline Meek Gee, he farmed in the Frailey area for 36 years. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Portageville, he was a merchant seaman during World War II and later served in the U.S. Army Tank Corp attached to the 88th Division in Italy...
Lorene Kinsey (04/20/07)
CHAFFEE -- Lorene Emma Kinsey, 84, died at 1:15 p.m. April 18, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 4, 1923, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Ada Dunning White, she was a retired nurse's assistant from Chaffee General Hospital and a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Rose Lucas (04/20/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Rose Ann Lucas, 88, died April 19, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Dellar Dodds (04/20/07)
SIKESTON - Dellar Dodds, 82, died April 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Annie Verner (04/20/07)
CHARLESTON - Annie Mae Verner, 77, died April 18, 2007, at her home. Born May 17, 1929, in Dixon, Tenn., to the late Walter and Rosie Sager Walker, she had lived in Missouri for many years. Survivors include: six sons, Jodie Verner of St. Louis, Johnnie Townsend of Clearlake, Calif., Henry J. ...
Marvin Pals (04/03/07)
SIKESTON -- Marvin Lewis Pals, 84, died April 2, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Doris Roberts (04/03/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Doris Faye Roberts, 67, died March 30, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Sept. 10, 1939, in Linda, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Willie Francis Richardson Pepper. On Aug. 13, 1955, in Corinth, Miss., she married Manuel Roberts, who survives of the home...
Charles Hinklin (04/03/07)
MARSTON -- Charles Allen Hinklin, 57, died April 1, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 26, 1949, at Portageville, he was the son of Estella Baker Hinklin of Portageville and the late Henry A. Hinklin. On Sept. 14, 1974, at Point Pleasant, he married Panzie Cook who survives of the home...
Richie Sterling Jr. (04/03/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Morehouse for Richard "Richie" L. Sterling Jr., 37, who died March 27, 2007, were: Norman Crumpecker, Paul Barnes, Mike Kasting, Todd Davis, Ronnie Appleton, Greg Barnes, Donald Cruse and Tom Coatney...
Pretshie Ellsworth (04/03/07)
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Pretshie Ann "Sissy Ann" Abernathy Ellsworth, 64, formerly of Morley, Mo., died at 12:15 a.m., April 2, 2007, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Born June 5, 1942, near Oran, Mo., to the late Henry William and Levadie Mae Hoxworth Abernathy, she was a homemaker and a member of Pine Forest Assembly of God Church in Pensacola...
Louie Hirschowitz (04/03/07)
ORAN -- Louie J. Hirschowitz, died March 30, 2007. A lifelong resident of Oran, in 1947 he and his brother opened Hirschowitz Supply Store. He served as mayor of Oran for three terms, was county and presiding commissioner of Scott County for 16 years and helped organize the first mayor's club of Southeast Missouri, the Southeast Port Authority and the Scott County Historical Society. ...
Charles Shelby (04/03/07)
MATTHEWS -- Charles Leroy Shelby, 87, died at 9:57 p.m. March 31, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 19, 1920, in Matthews, son of the late Charlie Edward and Nellie Gray Rather Shelby, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a self-...
Wilma Jean Owens (04/03/07)
DEXTER -- Wilma J. Owens, 79, died March 31, 2007, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Feb. 1, 1928, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late William R. and Eva M. Bennett Willis, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, Friends of the Dexter Library and past president of Dexter Hospital Auxiliary. She was a former board member of Girl Scouts Cotton Boll Council, former Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader and Dexter's Woman of the Year in 1981...
Mac McClellan (04/03/07)
NEW MADRID - Herman "Mac" McClellan, 71, died April 2, 2007, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Sept. 30, 1935, he was the son of the late Elijah and Bernice Bugg McClellan. Survivors include: four sons, Donald J. Small of Covington, Tenn., Philippe Rodgers of Memphis, Tenn., and Terry McClellan and Mario McClellan of New Madrid; two daughters, Tosha McClellan and Ann McClellan of Memphis; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Clyde Dixon (04/03/07)
GRAYRIDGE - Clyde C. Dixon, 88, died March 31, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 9, 1918, at Grayridge, to the late Fred C. and Canna Myers Dixon, he was a retired farmer, livestock trader, a former oil jobber with the Saveway Oil and MFA Oil Companies, and a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II...
Edna Ryan (04/06/07)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Edna Mae Ryan, 82, died at 11:20 a.m., April 5, 2007, at Stearns Nursing Home in Granite City. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo., where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Violet Cates (04/06/07)
CHARLESTON -- Violet Cates, 84, died at 6:23 a.m. April 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 13, 1922, in Mississippi County, to the late George and Minnie Chloe Claxton Simmerman, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ...
Juanita Isaacs (04/06/07)
MORLEY -- Juanita Isaacs, 81, died at 1 p.m. April 5, 2007, at a family home in Morley. Born Dec. 29, 1925, in Riverside, Calif., daughter of the late Raymond and Florence Barker Emerson Sr., she was a machine operator for 13 years at Sports Specialty Shoe Co. in Chaffee and worked 11 years at Burch Foods in Sikeston. She was a member of Morley Baptist Church...
Genevieve Doza (04/06/07)
FESTUS -- Genevieve E. Doza, 90, died March 23, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 11, 1917, in Hazel Run, daughter of the late Eugene and Izie Lester Barbey, she was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City...
Joel Buchanan Sr. (04/06/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for the funeral services to be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Sikeston for Joel Grant Buchanan Sr., who died April 3, 2007, will be: Dan Jennings, Bob McCord III, Clyde Hawes, Myron Hawes, Lloyd Smith and Ron Ballard...
Imogene Williamson (04/06/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Imogene Leota Williamson, 74, who died April 3, 2007, were: Darrell Heuring, Glen Williamson, Dan Williamson, Dennis Hyslop, Dale Hunt and Tommy Hyslop...
Audie Butler (04/06/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Audie Butler, 87, formerly of Charleston, died at 7 a.m. April 6, 2007, at Bertrand Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Rick Watkins (04/02/07)
DEXTER -- Richard T. "Rick" Watkins, 48, died March 31, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 6, 1958, in Poplar Bluff, son of Marsh Watkins of Dexter and the late Bobbie Lucius Watkins, he had lived his entire life in Dexter and was a funeral director and co-owner the Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Puxico, Parma and Morehouse. ...
Pretshie Ellsworth (04/02/07)
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Pretshie Abernathy Ellsworth, 64, formerly of Morley, Mo., died April 2, 2007, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bob McCarver (04/02/07)
DEXTER -- Robert Wayne "Bob" McCarver, 90, died March 30, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 9, 1916, in Malden, son of the late Evan and Clara Nance McCarver, he had lived in Dexter since 1948 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a retired mechanics instructor with Mingo Job Corps...
Louie Hirschowitz (04/02/07)
ORAN -- Louie J. Hirschowitz, died March 30, 2007. A lifelong resident of Oran, in 1947 he and his brother opened Hirschowitz Supply Store. He served as mayor of Oran for three terms, was county and presiding commissioner of Scott County for 16 years and helped organize the first mayor's club of Southeast Missouri, the Southeast Port Authority and the Scott County Historical Society. ...
Earl Milam (04/02/07)
DIEHLSTADT -- Earl Clay Milam, 77, died March 30, 2007, at the Landmark Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 2, 1929, at Diehlstadt, son of the late Albert and Bonnie Watson Milam, he had lived most of his life in Scott County where he and his wife were the co-owners and operators of BJ's Lounge in Diehlstadt. ...
Charles Shelby (04/02/07)
MATTHEWS - Charles L. Shelby, 87, died at 9:57 p.m., March 31, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Mary Loflin (04/02/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Loflin, 69, died April 2, 2007, at her home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Eveline Taylor (04/14/07)
NEW MADRID -- Eveline Taylor, 81, died April 13, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 12, 1925, in Marston, the daughter of the late James and Nellie Croach Shephard, she was a member of the New Madrid Presbyterian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years...
Robert Gee (04/14/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Robert P. Gee, 81, died April 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Beatrice Gist (04/14/07)
NEW MADRID -- Beatrice Gist, 87, died April 13, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Thelma McGill (04/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Thelma Zelene McGill, 98, died at 8:35 a.m. April 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 26, 1908, in Bell City, daughter of the late Robert and Mattie Strainey Overbey, she was a housewife and member of North Acres General Baptist Church. She was a 1927 graduate of Bell City High School and formerly taught school at Rock Point and Little Rock Schools near Bell City and Advance...
Jimmy Adams (04/14/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James Louis "Jimmy" Adams, 34, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:30 p.m. April 12, 2007, at his home. Born July 25, 1972, in Charleston, the son of Larry E. Adams of East Prairie and Linda Gentles Lopes of Olympia, Wash., he moved from East Prairie to Jacksonville, N.C., in 1982. ...
Randy Moss (04/12/07)
CHARLESTON -- Jerry Randall "Randy" Moss, 61, died at 3:15 a.m. April 11, 2007, at Charleston Manor. Born March 24, 1946, in Sikeston, son of Warren and Mary Holland Moss of Charleston, he was a member of First Christian Church in Charleston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Dan Bitza of Wildwood; one nephew and his wife, Chris and Shantel Bitza of O'Fallon; one niece and her husband, Anjie and Chris Viragh of Mehlville; three great-nieces; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his special caregiver, Patricia Bryars of Charleston.. ...
Jack Pool (04/12/07)
FLORISSANT -- John Albert "Jack" Pool, 93, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5 p.m. April 11, 2007, at Delmar Gardens North Nursing Center. Born April 12, 1913, in Mississippi County, son of the late William and Josie Gardner Pool, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was engaged in farming. ...
Lonnie Stewart (04/12/07)
SIKESTON - Lonnie E. Stewart Jr., 60, died April 11, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 7, 1946, in Charleston, son of Dorothy Presson Stewart of Charleston and the late Lonnie E. Stewart Sr., he worked at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Fenton before retiring and was an avid fisherman...
Evelyn Wilson (04/08/07)
WYATT - Evelyn Wilson, 82, died at 7:15 p.m. April 6, 2007, at Charleston Manor. Born April 2, 1925, in Mayfield, Ky., to the late Robert and Georgia Copeland Rodgers, she lived most of her life in Wyatt where she attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church...
Margie McDonald (04/08/07)
SIKESTON - Margie H. McDonald, 74, formerly of East Prairie, died at 9:25 p.m., April 6, 2007, at West Ridge Place in Sikeston. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday...
Louise Kellis Dorris (04/08/07)
SIKESTON - Louise Kellis Dorris, died April 7, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Eli Davis (04/08/07)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Eli Burton Davis, 76, who died April 4, 2007, were: Tammy Farris, Jill Hathaway, Lisa Franklin, Liz Clark, Sue Elledge, Sharon Chism, Nancy Griffin and Amy Griffin...
Ron Creed (04/08/07)
SIKESTON - Ronald E. Creed, 61, died April 6, 2007, at his home in Sikeston. Born April 12, 1945, in Mayfield, Ky., son of Herschel and Mildred Martin Creed Sr. of Paducah, Ky., he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had owned and operated Creed Window Cleaning before retiring. He was a member of Tanner Street Church of God, assistant Boy Scoutmaster, chairman of Youth Government Day, a 25-year member of the Optimist Club and active in the Shoe Program for Children...
Christina Sumner (04/08/07)
NEW MADRID - Christina Jenkins Sumner, 55, died April 6, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Edna Ryan (04/08/07)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Edna Mae Ryan, 82, died at 11:20 a.m. April 5, 2007, at Stearns Nursing Home in Granite City. Born Aug. 23, 1924, in Campbell, Mo., to the late Benjamin Franklin and Linda Mae Blevins Sanders, she had been a bookkeeper for Penske Trucking Company...
Doris Smith (04/08/07)
KELSO -- Doris Marie Welter Smith, 86, died April 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Her final years were spent at the Auburn Creek Residential Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 15, 1920, in Kelso, to Edward and Ella Pfefferkorn Welter. She married Jack Smith Jr. of Fornfelt on Aug. 27, 1942. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1981...
Alvin Griswell (04/08/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Alvin Griswell, 92, died at 2:55 a.m. April 6, 2007, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 16, 1914, in Dyersburg, Tenn., to the late Archie and Sarah Patterson Griswell, he was a farmer. On Dec. 5 1932, he married Ocie Smith who preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 1998...
Todd Eskew (04/08/07)
VANDUSER -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Leslie Todd Eskew, 45, who died April 3, 2007, were: Terry Burton, Toby Burton, Larry Boley, Billy Joe Boley, Jamie Easter and Teren Eskew.
Ronald Schrum Sr. (04/08/07)
DELTA -- Ronald Lee Schrum Sr., 54, died April 5, 2007, at his home. Born July 14, 1952, at St. Louis, to Irene Steger of Chaffee and the late Ollie Earl Schrum, he was a retired truck driver for Obie and Pete Solid Waste of Delta. On Jan. 4, 2007, he married Kathleen Curneal who survives of the home...
Audie Lee Butler (04/08/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Audie Lee Butler, 87, formerly of Bertrand, died at 7 a.m. April 6, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Feb. 7, 1920, in Risco, son of the late David Sherman and Lillie Shaw Butler, he lived in East Prairie before moving to Smithland, Ky., in the late 1960s...
Michael Gipson (04/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Michael "Flipper Cool" Gipson, 52, died April 12, 2007, at the home of his sister. Born Dec. 2, 1954, in Sikeston, the son of Julia Renfro of Sikeston and the late Sylvester Williams, he was a member of West End Baptist Church of Sikeston...
Jack Plunk (04/18/07)
MATTHEWS - Billy Jack Plunk, 69, died at 11:25 p.m. April 15, 2007, at Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 29, 1937, in Crump, Tenn., to the late Virgil Dean and Bertie Estella Duren Plunk, he was a self-employed farmer, a member of Potter's House Ministries and Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Patrick Kennedy (04/18/07)
CHAFFEE -- Patrick Shane Kennedy, 49, died at 1:30 a.m. April 16, 2007, at his home. Born March 15, 1958, in Chaffee, son of the late John Lee and Patsy Lou Taylor Kennedy, he was a retired maintenance man for the Zimmer Radio Group in Cape Girardeau and a member of the Greater Vision Church of Chaffee...
Jean Collins (04/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Jean S. Collins, 93, died at 4:14 a.m. April 18, 2007, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Phyllis Murray - Townsend (04/18/07)
DECATUR, Ill. - Phyllis Murray-Townsend Taylor, 42, died at 2 a.m. April 13, 2007, in Decatur. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Mary Fears (04/18/07)
DEXTER -- Mary Fears, 71, died April 17, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 28, 1935, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late George Edward and Louise Lula Williamson Neal, she was a former farmer in the Bernie area for many years until 1985 when she moved to Branson, where she and her husband owned and operated several businesses...
Preston R. Smith (04/18/07)
SIKESTON - Preston R. Smith, 75, died at 10:30 a.m. April 15, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 3, 1931, in Chicago, to the late John and Betty Vance Smith, he attended Dulittle High School and graduated from Baldwin High School in Baldwin, Mich. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War...
Louis Frank (04/18/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Louis Amel Frank, 85, who died April 13, 2007, were: Travis Casey, Garrett Casey, Scott Ray, Gatlin Ray, Andy Love, Harold Watson, Frank Watson and Wilson Frank...
Fred Gilligan (04/18/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Fred Gilligan, 82, died April 17, 2007, at the Charleston Manor Nursing Facility. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
James P. Saulter (04/11/07)
ST. CHARLES -- James Phillip Saulter, 82, formerly of Sikeston, passed away April 10, 2007, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. Born May 27, 1924, in Dublin, Texas, son of the late James Perry and Lillie Mae Ellenberg Saulter, he worked over 45 years for Reiss Dairy and Turner Dairy in Sikeston. ...
Ruth Black (04/11/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter for Ruth Louise Black, 75, who died April 9, 2007, were: Danny Kirkman, David Harrison, Michael Harrison, Matt Alley, Ricky Black and Ricky Black Jr.
Harold Davis (04/11/07)
DUDLEY - Harold Arden Davis, 57, died April 10, 2007, at his home near Dudley. Born July 16, 1949, in Dexter, son of Malinda Davis of Essex and the late Charles Arden Davis, he spent his entire life in the Essex, Dexter and Dudley area. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War...
Ed Dixon (04/11/07)
SIKESTON - Ed Dixon, 60, died April 8, 2007, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 3, 1947, in Sidon, Miss., son of the late Emma Mae Dixon and Elijah Phiffer, he lived in Missouri for many years. In December 1991, he married Lois Ellen Simpson who preceded him in death on May 2, 2001...
Thelbert Coleman (04/11/07)
DEXTER -- Thelbert Coleman, 83, died April 10, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 10, 1923, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Robert Clinton and Georgia Russell Coleman, he was the owner of Coleman Sheet Metal in Bloomfield and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army...
Marabeth Pfifer (04/11/07)
RIDGWAY, Ill. - Marabeth Pfifer, 82, died April 7, 2007, in the Suncoast Medical Center, in Largo, Fla. Born Aug. 10, 1924, in Matthews, Mo., to the late James William and Birdie Leach George, she worked at Jones Farm Store for many years as bookkeeper, and for Rides Transportation before retiring. She was an active member in the Women's Auxiliary of the Ridgway American Legion...
Randy Moss (04/11/07)
CHARLESTON - Randy Moss, 61, died at 3:15 a.m. April 11, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Maggie Mitchem (04/11/07)
MARSTON - Maggie Maudean Freeman Mitchem, 78, died at 10:10 p.m. April 9, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1928, in Navarro, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Alan and Lillian Blackburn Freeman. Her husband, Pete Mitchem, preceded her in death...
Gregory Scheffer (04/11/07)
NORTH KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Gregory Theodore Scheffer, 58, died April 3, 2007, after an extended illness. Born Jan. 4, 1949 in Cairo, Ill., he worked in the high-rise window washing business for 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1969 in the First Air Calvary Division. ...
Joseph Walters (04/11/07)
TOWNSEND, Tenn. -- Joseph Wayne Walters, 64, died March 23, 2007, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville. Born Nov. 24, 1942, in New Madrid, Mo., to Elsie Reva Rodgers Walters and the late Joseph Henry Walters, his family moved to Kennett, Mo., in 1950 where he attended Kennett Public Schools and graduated from Kennett High School in 1960. ...
Rick Watkins (04/05/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Richard T. "Rick" Watkins, 48, who died March 31, 2007, were: Michael Grubbs, Randy Penick, John Robinett, Dallas Norman, Bryan Rodgers and Lance Flippen...
Bob McCarver (04/05/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Robert Wayne "Bob" McCarver, 90, who died March 30, 2007, were: Leroy Green, Steve Watkins, Hal Lettington, Tom Bass, Robbie Heise and Chris Heise...
Todd Eskew (04/05/07)
VANDUSER - Leslie Todd Eskew, 45, died April 3, 2007, at his home. Born May 7, 1961, in Wheatland, Wyo., son of Bessie Bost Eskew of Vanduser and the late Rev. L.B. Eskew, he was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Bertrand. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Avis Eskew of Morley; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Larry Boley of Dover, Ark. ...
Violet Cates (04/05/07)
CHARLESTON -- Violet Cates, 84, died at 6:23 a.m. April 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Friday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery...
Eli Davis (04/05/07)
PUXICO - Eli Burton Davis, 76, died April 4, 2007, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born June 2, 1930, in Puxico, to the late Fred and Wilda Wright Davis, he had lived most of his life in McGee and Puxico where he had a lawn mowing business, worked at a saw mill and attended the Shadydale Church...
Joel Buchanan (04/05/07)
SIKESTON - Joel Grant Buchanan Sr., 82, died April 3, 2007, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Oct. 4, 1924, in Caruthersville, son of the late Melvin Gilbert and Mattie Lula Little Buchanan, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in occupational forces during World War II. A member of First Christian Church, he was a self-...
Marvin Pals (04/05/07)
SIKESTON - Marvin Louis Pals, 84, died April 2, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 13, 1923, in Belmond, Iowa, to the late Lambert and Marie Stadtlander Pals, he was a self-employed farmer and of the Methodist belief. He was first married to Shirley Proger, and she preceded him in death. In September 1988, he married Jean Daniel who survives of the home...
Royal George (04/17/07)
BERTRAND -- Royal Riley George, 70, died at 7:35 a.m. April 14, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 20, 1937, in Red Bay, Ala., he was the son of the late Floyd and Lillie Bell Warren George. Disabled since birth, he resided the past 20 years in nursing care facilities and since 2002 had been a resident of Bertrand Nursing Facility...
Charles Calcutt (04/17/07)
PARMA - Charles Calcutt, 71, died April 14, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 29, 1935, in Batesville, Miss., to the late George Fondren and Lena Calcutt, he was affiliated with the Church on the Rock at Morehouse. On Aug. 8, 1984, in St. Louis, he married Martha Bills, who survives of the home...
Rex Keller Sr. (04/17/07)
DEXTER - Rex Keller Sr., 88, died April 15, 2007, at the Cypress Point Health Care Facility in Dexter. Born Jan. 29, 1919, in Dardanelle, Ark., son of the late Marion and Mary Francis Tilmon Keller, he was a retired farmer. On Nov. 16, 1940, at Caruthersville, he married Mabel Geneva Phillips who preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2005...
Charles J. McMullin (04/17/07)
FRONTENAC -- Charles J. McMullin, 89, died March 24, 2007, at Mari De Villa Retirement Center in Town and Country. He was a retired lawyer and a longtime resident of Frontenac. Born in Sikeston, he played football at Sikeston High School and was awarded the Eagle Scout badge. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1939 and his law degree in 1941, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and editor of the Law Review...
Thelma McGill (04/17/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Thelma Zelene McGill, 98, who died April 13, 2007, were: Steve Torbert, Kenny Foster, Jim Sturgeon, Charles McGill Jr., Richard McGill and Slade Robinson. Services were conducted Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Norman Elledge officiating with assistance by the Rev. Ernest Elledge...
Jack Plunk (04/17/07)
MATTHEWS - Billy Jack Plunk, 69, died at 11:25 p.m. April 15, 2007, at Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Clarence Halter (04/10/07)
CHAFFEE - Clarence M. Halter, 89, died at 2 a.m. April 9, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 20, 1917, at New Hamburg, to the late Louis and Mary Miederhoff Halter, he had owned and operated Midwest Dairy, Halter Refrigeration Service and Chaffee Dairy Queen. ...
Maggie Mitchem (04/10/07)
MARSTON -- Maggie Maudean Mitchem, 78, died April, 9, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Charles L. Stacy (04/10/07)
DEXTER - Charles L. Stacy, 70, died April 8, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born May 15, 1936, in Stoddard County, son of the late Raymond and Ada M. Eaton Stacy, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a car salesman with Autry Morlan Chevrolet-Cadillac since 1978...
Zora Green (04/10/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Zora E. Green, 74, died April 9, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 22, 1932, at Navjo, Ala., she was a retired employee of Medtronic Inc. in Phoenix. She had lived the past five years in Bloomfield where she was a member of the Living Waters Church...
Carolyn Stevens (04/10/07)
LILBOURN - Carolyn Stevens, 64, died April 7, 2007, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born Aug. 5, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to the late L.V. and Marjorie Hauser Stevens, she was a member of New Madrid Eagles Aerie No. 4206 and New Madrid American Legion Ladies Auxiliary...
Ruth Black (04/10/07)
DEXTER -- Ruth Louise Black, 75, died April 9, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 26, 1931, in Arwarel, Ark., daughter of the late Ivan and Ruth Louise Paris Kirkman, she had lived all her life in the Dexter area where she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Louise Kellis Dorris (04/10/07)
SIKESTON -- Louise Kellis Dorris, 74, died April 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 11, 1932, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of T.A. and Virgie DeShazier Worley, she was a member of Bement Baptist Church. She had worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block, been a teacher's aide at the Sikeston Head Start Center and had worked for 7-Eleven Convenience Stores before retiring...
James P. Saulter (04/10/07)
ST. CHARLES - James P. Saulter, 82, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:20 a.m., April 10, 2007, at St. Joseph's Health Care in St. Charles. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Sandra Dishroon (04/19/07)
MALDEN -- Sandra Kay Dishroon, 55, died April 17, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 18, 1951, in Gideon, to Lavona Earline Rollins Reese Hickson of Malden and the late Orval Junior Reese, she attended the Church of God in Malden...
Jimmy Gremard (04/19/07)
ST. LOUIS - Jimmy A. Gremard Jr., 62, died April 16, 2007, at St. Louis. Born April 27, 1944, in New Madrid County, son of the late Jimmy A. and Cora Emma Covey Gremard Sr., he was a member of Teamsters Local No. 618. He married Linda Wright in St. Louis. She survives of the home...
William J. Dempsey (04/19/07)
ORAN -- William J. Dempsey, 58, died at 5:50 p.m. April 17, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 19, 1948, at St. Louis, son of the late William Robert and Irene Eisle Baker Dempsey, he was a retired self-employed carpenter and was a member of VFW Post No. 5368 having served in the U.S. Army...
Charles McMullin (04/19/07)
FRONTENCAC -- Memorial services for Charles J. McMullin, 89, who died March 24, 2007, were conducted April 14 at Salem in Ladue United Methodist Church. Interment was private.
Jack Plunk (04/19/07)
MATTHEWS -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Billy Jack Plunk, 69, who died April 15, 2007, will be: Brad Gilmer, Mike Burton, Brian Campbell, Bud Campbell, Timmy Farrenburg and Rick Tiery. Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Plunk and Jacob Plunk...
Charles Henry (04/19/07)
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Charles Henry, 60, died April 16, 2007, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Born Dec. 15, 1946, in Bell City, Mo., son of the late Mack Henry Sr. and Teacora Lewis Henry, he lived in Kentucky for many years. He was a member of Trinity Full Gospel Baptist Church, where he attended Sunday school, Bible study and was a former choir member. A U.S. Army veteran serving from 1966 to 1968, he was employed by General Motors Corvette Plant...
June Collins (04/19/07)
CALIFORNIA - June Collins, 86, formerly of Caruthersville, died April 17, 2007, at Moniteau Care Center in California. Born Dec. 11, 1920, in Osceola, Ark., daughter of the late Hugh "Buck" McVeigh and Eugenia Harris Lovewell, she attended Osceola High School in Arkansas. She was a homemaker and attended United Eastwood Memorial Church in Caruthersville...
Fred Gilligan (04/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Fred Lee Gilligan, 82, died at 12:30 p.m. April 17, 2007, in the Charleston Manor Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 24, 1925, in Poinsettia, Ark., to the late Charles Joseph and Mary E. Sides Gilligan, he moved to East Prairie in 1990. Prior to that he lived for 35 years in Albany, N.Y., where he was a groundskeeper for the Albany Golf Course...
Gordon Starnes (04/19/07)
EL CENTRO, Calif. - Gordon Allen Starnes, 61, died April 15, 2007, at El Centro Medical Center. Born July 24, 1945, at St. Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., to G.H. and Bernadine Starnes of Sikeston, Mo., he graduated from Sikeston High School and Rolla School of Mines Engineering School with a civil engineering degree...
Wyatt McClanahan (04/19/07)
BERTRAND - Pallbearers for services held Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Wyatt McClanahan, 92, who died April 15, 2007, were: Mac Davis, Kenneth Morgan, Steve McClanahan, Jerry Don Naile, Travis Cox and Jeff Winders.
Harvey Hutcheson (04/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harvey Hutcheson, 71, died April 18, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Ronnie Kimball (04/19/07)
NEW MADRID - Ronnie Dean Kimball, 44, died April 10, 2007, at New Madrid. Born Dec. 26, 1952, in New Madrid, he was the son of the late Willard and Bernadine Bramlett Kimball. He was married to Venus Douglas who preceded him in death Oct. 7, 2003. One brother and two sisters also preceded him in death...
Beatrice Gist (04/16/07)
NEW MADRID - Beatrice Gist, 87, died April 13, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 5, 1919, in Qulin, she was the daughter of the late Randolph and Rosetta Medler Stafford. Survivors include: five sons, Donald Gist and Bruce Gist of New Madrid, Robert Gist of The Villages, Fla., Larry Gist of Kokomo, Ind. ...
Gerald Tilley (04/22/07)
MINER -- Gerald Douglas "Shorty" Tilley, 63, died April 17, 2007, at the Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, N.C. Born June 26, 1943, in Sherrill, Ark., to the late John Henry and Vevie Dillard Drye Tilley, he spent his entire life in the Stoddard County area, until moving to Miner a year ago. ...
Louie McDonald (04/22/07)
SIKESTON - Louie McDonald, 90, died April 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Rose Ann Lucas (04/22/07)
DEXTER - Rose Ann Lucas, 88, died April 19, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 1, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Nicholas and Margarette Kirsh Kuhns, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter. On Aug. 20, 1938, in Chicago, she married Leo Joseph Lucas, who preceded her in death on June 9, 2004...
Dellar Dodds (04/22/07)
SIKESTON - Dellar Dodds, 82, died at 9:23 p.m., April 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1924, in Monroe County, Miss., to the late William and Isabell Copeland Dodds, she lived in Sikeston for 60 years where she was a homemaker and attended Old Bethel Baptist Church...
Bessie Hodge (04/22/07)
MORLEY - Bessie Hodge, 89, formerly of Pollard, Ark., died April 19, 2007, in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1917, in Pollard, she was the daughter of the late Luther Edgar and Tinna Elizebeth Pollard Evans. On July 3, 1933, she married Jessie Leeman Hodge, who preceded her in death in 1974...
Robert Sivert (04/22/07)
BERNIE - Robert Edward Sivert, 85, died April 20, 2007, at his home near Bernie. Born Aug. 28, 1921, at Dexter, son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Harvey Sivert, he was a former foreman at I.X.L. Handle Factory at Bernie. On Oct. 19, 1940, at Bloomfield, he married Dealie Verniece Eubanks, who preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 1993...
William Brown (04/22/07)
ESSEX - William Henry Brown, 74, died April 19, 2007, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 12, 1932, at Parma, son of the late Otho "Dink" and Alma Jewel Walker Brown, he was a former truck driver for Edd Eubanks Trucking Company and a veteran of the United States Army...
Michael Laseter (04/21/07)
POPLAR BLUFF - Dr. Michael D. "Mike" Laseter, 62, died April 19, 2007, at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born Feb. 13, 1945, in Sikeston, son of the late Emerson and Aileen Byrd Laseter, he was a retired physician and an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Poplar Bluff. ...
Gordon A. Starnes (04/16/07)
EL CENTRO, Calif. - Gordon A. Starnes, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 15, 2007, at El Centro Medical Center. Born July 24, 1945, in Jonesboro, Ark., he was the son of G.H. and Bernadine Gleason Starnes of Sikeston, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later...
Wyatt McClanahan (04/16/07)
SIKESTON - Wyatt McClanahan, 92, died April 15, 2007, at Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Oct. 21, 1914, in Decaturville, Tenn., son of the late Gilford and Minnie Wyatt McClanahan, he had been a member of Fellowship Baptist Church for 40 years, was presently a member of the Sikeston Community Church and had been employed with Pepsi-Cola for 31 years...
Louis Frank (04/16/07)
DEXTER - Louis Amel Frank, 85, died April 13, 2007, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 23, 1922, in Dexter, to the late Fredrick Claud and Anzel Ringham Frank, he lived his entire life in the Dexter area. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II and had been a 60-year member of the American Legion where he served in many offices...
Arah Williams (04/16/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Arah Imogene Williams, 78, died April 15, 2007, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Sept. 18, 1928, in Obion County, Tenn., to the late Sterlin Franklin and Arah Petty Luker, she was a member of the Bokerton Baptist Church. Her first husband, Trent Johnston, preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1949. She then married Powell "Junior" Williams Jr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1981...
Carolyn Coffer (04/16/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Carolyn Ann Coffer, 65, died at 1 a.m., April 15, 2007, at her home. Born June 28, 1941, in Dorena, she was the daughter of the late Thurman and Nina Bell Newcomb Tripp. On Aug. 9, 1980, she married Larry Joe Coffer, who survives of the home...
Rex Keller Sr. (04/16/07)
ESSEX - Rex Keller Sr., 88, died April 15, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Thelma McGill (04/13/07)
SIKESTON - Thelma McGill, 98, died at 8:35 a.m. April 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hills Cemetery, near Advance...
Harold Davis (04/13/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Harold Arden Davis, 57, who died April 10, 2007, were: Jimmy Gibson, Darrell Slinkard, David Duffie, Craig Thorn, Jim Haney and Paul Woodard.
Lonnie Stewart (04/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for the funeral services scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Lonnie Stewart, 60, who died April 11, 2007, will be: Terry Holifield, Andrew Stewart, Jessie Hammock II, Dickie Dockins III, Daniel Estes and Joey Heuring...
Andrew Thomas (04/13/07)
LILBOURN - Andrew Thomas, 81, died April 11, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 25, 1925, in Yarbro, Ark., to the late Percy and Autro Bell Thomas Sr., he lived for over 50 years in Missouri. He graduated from O'Bannon High School in Lilbourn, was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post No. 7183 of Lilbourn...
Ronald Rogers (04/13/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ronald Rogers, 54, died at 8:32 a.m. April 11, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 11, 1953, in Houston, to the late Theo "Bud" and Pauline Burns Rogers, he had worked as a sergeant since 1995 with the Missouri Department of Corrections and for the past five years was employed at the Southeast Correctional Center. He was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Lillian Riley (04/26/07)
LILBOURN - Lillian Pearl Riley, 88, died April 24, 2007, at Bedford County Nursing Home in Shelbyville, Tenn. Born Oct. 20, 1918, in Collingwood, Tenn., daughter of the late Luther Brown and Mallie Nowlin Middleton, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lilbourn...
Jean Harris (04/26/07)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Jean F. Harris, 70, died April 21, 2007, at her home. Born July 13, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late Ellis and Deene Whitten Reid, she lived in Blytheville before moving to Jonesboro in 1977. She taught school at Brookland Elementary and worked several years as a secretary/...
Katherine Hequembourg (04/26/07)
SIKESTON - Katherine Hart Hequembourg, 87, formerly of Charleston, died at 2:50 a.m.. April 26, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 15, 1920, in Brinkley, Ark., to the late Clyde Thomas and Lady Maud Hardwick Hart, she had lived in Sikeston for a number of years. While living in Charleston, she was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church...
Jimmie Corzine Sr. (04/26/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Jimmie Corzine Sr., 65, who died April 21, 2007, were: Ray Jones, Bob Flippiak, Mike Gray, Jeremy Corzine, Caleb Shafer and Rick Garcia...
Nancy Estes (04/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Nancy J. Estes, 51, who died April 24, 2007, were: Curby Helton, Daniel Wilson, Dan Jackson, Dickie Dockins III, Elven Baker, Trey Stewart, William Johnson and Jesse Hammock...
Herbert Brown (04/26/07)
MURRIETA, Calif. - Herbert "Bud" Brown, 79, died April 6, 2007, at Loma Linda VA Hospital. Born May 25, 1927, in Morehouse, Mo., he was a resident of Murrieta for 10 years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 and was a member of Las Brisas Bible Fellowship Church in Murrieta...
Wilma Austin (04/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Wilma D. Austin, 86, died April 24, 2007, at Pacific Care in Pacific. Born July 12, 1920, in Knoble, Ark., daughter of the late William E. and Nellie Wiseman Brown, she was a member of Calvary Temple and had been a cook of Sheehy's IGA in Sikeston and Running Horse Cafe in Morehouse before retiring...
Michael Robinson (04/26/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Michael C. Robinson, 19, who died April 2, 2007, were: Billy Robinson, B.J. Grimes, Eric Grimes, Brandon McCutchen, Wade Laffoon, Jerry Elliot, Joe Cecil and Shawn Keith...
Dora Bishop (04/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for the funeral services held at 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Dora Bishop, 93, who died April 24, 2007, were: Mike Perry, James Roy Bixler, Gene Shaw, Russ Weekley, Cecil Owens and Roger Tesney.
Edith Parsons (04/26/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Pallbearers for services to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Edith Ellen Parsons, 86, formerly of Sikeston, who died April 23, 2007, will be: John Parsons, Charles Parsons, Scott Rushing, Curtis Rushing, Paul Nordin, Phillip Nordin, William Chappell and Alan Basinger...
Jack Jackson (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - L. "Jack" Jackson, 77, died at 7 p.m. April 22, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 31, 1929, at Dexter, son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Effie Harness Jackson, he was a retired salesman for Supervalue and a U.S. ...
Louie McDonald (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - Louie McDonald, 90, died April 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 28, 1916, at Double Springs, Ala., son of the late Marion and Docia Jackson McDonald, he was a retired farmer and member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. He was also a longtime member and deacon of Little Vine General Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the church choir and quartet...
Juantia Leible (04/25/07)
OWENSBORO, Ark. -- Juanita Joyce Donner Leible, 68, died April 21, 2007, at Owensboro Medical Health System. Born to the late Joseph Albert and Dorothy Hatcher Donner, she was a teacher for the Owensboro Board of Education for 26 years in Head Start and kindergarten and was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church...
Rubin McCurry (04/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Rubin Lee McCurry, 87, formerly of Gideon, died April 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 17, 1920, in Darnell, Ark., to the late Luther Ben and Bertie Brown McCurry, he was a farmer and of the Baptist belief...
Dora Bishop (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - Dora I. Bishop, 93, died April 24, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born March 12, 1914, in Cape Girardeau County, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon Dallas and Martha Ann McIntire Cook. She married Milford "Mike" Bishop who preceded her in death...
Lillian Riley (04/25/07)
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Lillian Riley, 88, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 24, 2007, at Shelbyville. Visitation is at 5 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.
Willie Triblett (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - Willie Lee Triblett, 66, died April 24, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 20, 1941, in Lambert, Miss., to the late Willie and Geneva Boyd Cammon, she move to Missouri in 1968. She was a member of Freewill Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the Mother Board...
Edith Parsons (04/25/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Edith Eileen Parsons, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:15 p.m. April 23, 2007, at National Health Care in St. Louis. Born Aug. 9, 1920, in Newton County, Ark., to the late C.A. and Ada Adella Young Ewing, she was a housewife, homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Blodgett...
Nancy Estes (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - Nancy J. Estes, 51, died April 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 8, 1956, in Sikeston, the daughter of the late Albert "Dick" and Elizabeth "Sis" Price Dockins, she was of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 28, 1975, in York, S.C., she married Billy Estes who survives of the home...
George Craigmiles (04/28/07)
CHAFFEE -- George Edward Craigmiles, 63, died April 26, 2007, at a family home. Born Aug. 12, 1943, at St. Louis, the son of George and Dorothy E. Arnold Craigmiles, he was a retired forklift operator for Ludlow Corporation in Cape Girardeau and a member of Chaffee Elk Lodge No. 1810 and the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee...
Ruby Hampton (04/28/07)
DEXTER -- Ruby Hampton, 80, died April 27, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 19, 1927, in Dorsey, Miss., daughter of the late Benjamin Calvin and Lola Mae Christian Franks, she had lived in Southeast Missouri most of her life and moved to Dexter in 1953. She was a homemaker and had been a volunteer at the V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff for many years...
Royce E. Yerges (04/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Royce Edward Yerges, 80, died at 4:27 a.m. April 28, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Edith Parsons (04/24/07)
ST. LOUIS - Edith Parsons, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:15 p.m. April 23, 2007, at the Town and Country Nursing Home in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Gerald Tilley (04/24/07)
MINER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Gerald "Shorty" Tilley, 63, who died on April 17, 2007, were: Scott Browner, Eddie Patrick, Jamie Shankles, Chuck Tilley Jr., Steve Tilley, John Tilley, Larry Tilley and Scott Tilley...
Rubin McCurry (04/24/07)
SIKESTON - Rubin McCurry, 87, died April 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Leathie Bogan (04/24/07)
WYATT - Leathie M. Bogan, 69, died April 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 29, 1937, in Charleston, to the late Vernie McDonial and Pauline Moore, she was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as an usher...
Leora Newman (04/24/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pallbearers for Leora Newman, 86, formerly of Sikeston and Morehouse, who died April 22, 2007, will be: Ryan Barks, Jon Newman, John Arbuckle, Alan Arbuckle, Cody Smith and Leslie Emery. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Jimmie Corzine Sr. (04/24/07)
DEXTER -- Jimmie D. Corzine Sr., 65, died April 21, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 13, 1942, in Dexter, to the late Alva and Hattie Hutchcraft Corzine, he spent several years in Benton Harbor, Mich., before returning to Dexter in 1982. He was a retired carpenter and had worked for Pearson Construction...
Terry Obermann (04/24/07)
DUTCHTOWN -- Terry Leon Obermann, 53, died at 5:35 p.m. April 21, 2007, at his home. Born March 28, 1954, son of the late Earl Leon and Virginia Marie Estes Obermann Sr., he was a foreman for Columbia Construction in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include: two daughters, Lindsey Obermann and Amy Obermann of Odessa, Texas; one brother, Larry Obermann of Cape Girardeau; and three sisters, Brenda Carnell of Delta, Susan Reed of Dutchtown and Donna DeVault of Advance...
Michael Robinson (04/24/07)
DEXTER - Michael C. Robinson, 19, died April 22, 2007, at his home. Born July 25, 1987, in Poplar Bluff, to James D. and Ocie D. Heaton Robinson of Dexter, he was a lifelong resident of Dexter where he attended the First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Billy J. Robinson of Dexter...
A.C. Thrower (04/30/07)
SIKESTON - A.C. "Jr." Thrower, 93, passed away April 29, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 13, 1913, in Advance, son of the late William L. and Marie Proffer Thrower, he had worked for the International Shoe Factory for 43 years. He and his late wife, Mildred, owned and operated Thrower Shoe Repair and Shoes for 33 years...
Humberto Negron (04/30/07)
SIKESTON - Humberto Negron, 86, died April 29, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 28, 1920, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, son of the late Angel and Secundina Rosa Negron, he was a member of the Catholic faith, a master sergeant of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II and the Korean War, retiring in 1959 after receiving two Combat Medical Badges. He had worked for the Regional Diagnostic Center in Sikeston...
Glenn Grigsby (04/30/07)
MOREHOUSE - Glenn Edward Grigsby, 64, died at 11:30 p.m. April 28, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 26, 1942, in Sikeston, son of the late Glen Arthur and Florence Marcella Golightly Grigsby Crowson, he was an insurance salesman and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, VFW and Eagles No. 3319...
Royce Yerges (04/30/07)
SIKESTON -- Royce Edward Yerges, 80, entered into his eternal rest at 4:26 a.m. April 28, 2007, surrounded by his loving family at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Portland, Wis., to the late Edward F. and Martha Hahn Yerges. ...
Dorothy Griggs (04/30/07)
CHICAGO -- Dorothy Bogart Griggs, 76, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 4 a.m. April 30, 2007, at the Lincoln Park Medical Center in Chicago. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Mary Mahon (04/30/07)
SUN CITY, Ariz. -- Mary Jones Mahon, 87, formerly of Mississippi County (Mo.), died April 26, 2007, at the Sunwest Choices Care Center in Sun City. Born July 9, 1919, in Bell City, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Virgil Edward and Myrtle Maude Duckett Jones...
Ruby Hampton (04/30/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Ruby Hampton, 80, who died April 27, 2007, were: Todd Foster, Lee Parks, Dustin Hampton, Brad Harris, Jeremy Wood and Ryan McFarlen.
Katherine Hequembourg (04/27/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services to be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for Katherine Hequembourg, 87, who died April 26, 2007, will be: Scott Hequembourg, Eric Looney, John Szuberla, Rush Oliver, Gary Patrick and Marty McReynolds...
Herbert Brown (04/27/07)
MURRIETA, Calif. - Herbert "Bud" Brown, 79, died April 6, 2007, at Loma Linda VA Hospital. Born May 25, 1927, in Morehouse, Mo., he was a resident of Murrieta for 10 years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 and was a member of Las Brisas Bible Fellowship Church in Murrieta...
Avis Horton (04/27/07)
DEXTER - Avis M. Horton, 97, died April 25, 2007, at the Central Gardens Residential Care in Dexter. Born Sept. 9, 1909, at Ardmore, Okla., to the late Samuel P. and Birdie Pittman McCollough, she was a former secretary for Bell Oil and Gas Refinery and owner and operator of an appliance store in Ardmore. A stockbroker for many years, she was of the Baptist belief...
Ray Smith (04/27/07)
CHAFFEE - Ollis Ray Smith, 77, died at 8:32 a.m. April 26, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 21, 1929, in Torch, to the late Lee Roy and Myrtie Mae Stewart Smith, he was a construction worker for Fru Con Construction at Fruitland, a member of the Craftsman Union Local No. 1 of Cape Girardeau and a member of Christian Mission Church in Benton...
Louie McDonald (04/27/07)
SIKESTON - Louie McDonald, 90, died April 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 28, 1916, at Double Springs, Ala., son of the late Marion and Docia Jackson McDonald, he was a retired farmer and member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. He was also a longtime member and deacon of Little Vine General Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the church choir and quartet...
Colton McLemore (04/27/07)
SIKESTON -- Colton Thomas McLemore, 2-weeks old, died April 25, 2007, at the Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born April 10, 2007, in Cape Girardeau, to Jason Thomas and Beth Lambert McLemore of Sikeston. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Cindy and Ron Ressel and Terry and Regina Lambert of Sikeston; paternal grandparents, Edward and Menetta McLemore of Sikeston; maternal great-...
Martin Gaylord (04/27/07)
ESSEX -- Martin Herron Gaylord, 90, died April 26, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1916 in Sharon, Tenn., son of the late Edgar and Bessie Martin Gaylord, he was a member and deacon at Grayridge Baptist Church, a retired farmer of many years and a former school bus driver with Richland Public School District...
Eunivee Lacey (04/27/07)
WARDELL -- Eunivee Lena Lacey, 83, died April 27, at her home. Born Sept. 11, 1923, in Perry County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James Roberts and Dora Eddie Creasy McCutcheon. Two husbands, L.D. Newcomb and Johnnie Lacey, preceded her in death...
Leora Newman (04/23/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Leora Newman, 86, formerly of Morehouse and Sikeston, died at 7:30 p.m., April 22, 2007, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Dec. 20, 1920, in Canalou, to the late Leslie and Coela Greer Arbuckle, she taught foods and nutrition for 20 years for the University of Missouri Extension office in Benton. ...
LaDonna Hutchison (04/23/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- LaDonna Hutchison, 38, died April 21, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 9, 1968, at Poplar Bluff, to Doris Wyatt Hollis of Bloomfield and the late Eddie Beyerback, she was a 1986 graduate of Bloomfield High School and a bookkeeper at Bloomfield High School...
Jimmie Corzine Sr. (04/23/07)
DEXTER -- Jimmie D. Corzine Sr., 65, died April 21, 2007, at his home. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Dellar Dodds (04/23/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held at 11 a.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Dellar Dodds, 82, who died April 19, 2007, were: Justin Tatum, Pete Wimberley, James Coplin, Aaron Coplin, Matthew Coplin and Jimmy Dodds. Burial followed at Matthews Cemetery...
Jack Jackson (04/23/07)
SIKESTON - Jack Jackson, 77, died April, 22, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.