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Obituaries from May 2007

Charles Clary (05/06/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Charles Edward Clary, 68, died May 3, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 14, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Titus and Florence Allen Clary, he was a retired truck driver and a member of the Apostolic Church in Bloomfield...
Betty Launius (05/06/07)
SIKESTON - Betty Lou Launius, 80, died at 10:20 p.m., May 4, 2007, at Bertrand Retirement Home in Bertrand. Born Dec. 13, 1926, in New Madrid County, to the late Alonzo William and Elphia Marie Edmondson Collier, she was an elementary teacher at Morehouse in the 1940s, an administrative assistant with Himmelberger-Harrison for 35 years and a member of First United Methodist Church...
Imarene Moore (05/06/07)
SIKESTON - Florence Imarene Moore, 92, died May 5, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Wilma Louise Burke (05/06/07)
SPRINGFIELD - Wilma Louise Batts Burke, 90, formerly of Sikeston, completed her mortal journey after a long life of love and laughter at 10 a.m. May 4, 2007, in Springfield. She was born on Aug. 30, 1916, to John Amon and Barbara Ladd Batts. Wilma lived most of her life in Scott County until moving to Springfield in September 2000...
H.R. Shaw (05/06/07)
GRASSY - Huewliott Richard "H.R." Shaw, 78, passed away May 4, 2007, at his home near Grassy, Mo. He was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Wynne, Ark., the son of the Rev. R.E. and Nona Shaw. He and Betty Masters were married Dec. 18, 1998, at Bernie. He retired as a conductor from Frisco and Burlington Northern Railroad after working for 40 plus years. ...
Nelson Curtis (05/12/07)
ORAN -- Nelson Curtis, 76, died at 2:53 a.m. May 12, 2007, at his home. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Vic Ahlfield (05/12/07)
ANNISTON - Victor "Vic" Ahlfield, 75, died at 12:19 p.m., May 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 3, 1931, in Anniston, he was the son of the late Charles Donald and Mary Josephine Cherry Ahlfield. A retired carpenter, he lived all of his life in Anniston where he was a member of the Anniston Christian Church...
Robert Shipman (05/12/07)
DEXTER - Robert L. Shipman, 64, died May 10, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 15, 1943, in Dexter, son of Willie Andrew and Clorine Williams Shipman of Dexter, he was a member of the Hill Church in Bloomfield and a self-employed construction laborer...
Margaret Byrd (05/12/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Margaret Byrd, 87, who died on May 10, 2007, will be: Shawn Byrd, Jason Byrd, Danny Joe Byrd, Bob Laseter, Jordan Cookman and Matt Cookman. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday...
Harold Dial (05/12/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Harold D. Dial, 85, died May 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Roy Wilhite (05/04/07)
ROCKVIEW -- Roy Lee Wilhite, 81, died at 7:55 a.m. May 3, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 26, 1926, in Chaffee, son of the late Edward Elliott and Agnes Marie Sadler Wilhite, he was a retired pipe fitter for Pipe Fitters Local 562 in St. Louis. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a past worshipful master of Chaffee Masonic Lodge 615 AF & AM and a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Rockview...
Margaret Pursell (05/04/07)
DEXTER - Margaret Jean Pursell, 81, died May 3, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 18, 1925, in Morrilton, Ark., to the late O.C. and Bertha Churchill Porter, she lived most of her life in Dexter. She had worked at Elders Manufacturing, Stovall's Department Store and was a member of the First Nazarene Church in Dexter...
Dick Sherrard (05/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Charles R. "Dick" Sherrard, 69, died May 3, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1938, in Morehouse, to the late Paul J. and Alma D. Morris Sherrard Sr., he was a member of Miner Baptist Church, the Missouri National Guard 1120th and a 20-year veteran of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. He and his entire family survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, where his father was stationed in the U.S. Navy...
Patricia Long (05/04/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Patricia Long, 76, died May 4, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Henry Covey (05/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Henry William Covey, 95, died May 1, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 6, 1911, in Portageville, he was the son of the late Luther Lee and Dolly Newton Covey. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Bueton Burgess...
Virginia Nance (05/16/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Virginia Lee Watkins Nance, 77, died May 14, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 3, 1929, in Jackson, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Bessie Thiele Watkins. A 1947 graduate of Cape Central High School, she was a member of VFW Post 3838 Auxiliary, American Legion Post 63 Auxiliary and Grace United Methodist Church...
Charlie Simpkins (05/16/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Charlie Simpkins, 62, died May 11, 2007, at his sister's home in East Prairie. Born June 10, 1944, in Wolf Island, he was the son of the late George and Hattie Cross Simpkins. Survivors include: three brothers and one sister-in-law, Larry and Peggy Simpkins of Charleston, Thomas Simpkins of Hesperie, Calif., and Sylvester Simpkins of East Prairie; and two sisters, Clarise Simpkins and Carailla Paterson of East Prairie...
Beatrice Holland (05/16/07)
MALDEN - Beatrice Holland, 73, died May 14, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 15, 1934, in Bell City, daughter of the late Tom and Annie Moore Wallace, she was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: four sons, Ellis Gregory and Alexander Davis of Sikeston, Daniel Holland of Cape Girardeau and Willie Holland of St. ...
Richard Clark (05/16/07)
WAPPAPELLO - Richard Leroy Clark, 65, formerly of East Prairie, died May 15, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 24, 1941, at East Prairie, son of the late Otha Clark and Julia Denning Clark Hinshaw, he lived in East Prairie before moving to the Lake Wappapello area 12 years ago and had been employed with Johnny Beyerbach Construction...
Bonnie Hoffine (05/16/07)
SIKESTON - Bonnie Hoffine, 73, of Sikeston died May 15, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday.
Essie Crenshaw (05/16/07)
SIKESTON -- Essie Bee Crenshaw, 98, formerly of Charleston, died May 9, 2007, at her granddaughter's home. Born July 25, 1908, in Clarksdale, Miss., daughter of the late Sam Hawkins and Minnie Wilson, she had lived in Missouri for over 80 years and owned and operated a cafe with her daughter, Willa Mae Carthon, for many years in Charleston. She was of the Baptist belief...
Billy Coleman (05/16/07)
CHARLESTON -- Billy Wayne Coleman, 54, died May 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 15, 1953, in Charleston, son of the late Wilvon Coleman and Ethel Mae Henderson, he was of the Baptist belief and a graduate of Charleston High School...
Eva Stallings (05/16/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Eva Stallings, 81, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 11:50 p.m. May 15, 2007, at the Methodist North Hospital at Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Sarah Maxwell (05/16/07)
CHAFFEE -- Sarah Alene Maxwell, 94, died May 15, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 22, 1913, in Puxico, to the late Henry Warren and Cora Lee Hodge Shrum, she had worked at Sports Specialty Shoe Co. and Florsheim Shoe Factory in Chaffee. She was a member of Chaffee Easter Star Chapter No. 48 and the First Christian Church of Chaffee...
Lena Timms (05/10/07)
MESQUITE, Texas - Lena Belle Timms, 100, died May 7, 2007, at Grace Presbyterian Inc. at Dallas. Born April 5, 1907, at Lake City, Ark., she was the daughter of the late James Jesse and Addie M. Cool Timms. She is survived by eight grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren...
Betty Brown (05/10/07)
ST. LOUIS - Betty Jean Hill Brown, 54, formerly of New Madrid, died May 5, 2007. She was born June 21, 1952. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Sandhill Cemetery in New Madrid...
Bonnie Latimer (05/10/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Bonnie Lee Latimer, 79, died May 9, 2007, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 18, 1927, in Lilbourn, to the late Edward Chesley and Beatrice Grace Smith, she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in cape Girardeau...
Walter Wise (05/18/07)
BERNIE - Walter Earl Wise, 75, died May 18, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
J.C. Lacey (05/18/07)
ESSEX -- Jim Cleve "J.C." Lacey, 77, died May 16, 2007, at Westwood Hill Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born April 19, 1930, in Charter Oak, son of the late Jesse and Fannie Marler Lacey, he had lived in Essex most of his life. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a retired truck driver with Malone and Hyde Co...
Thelma Gee (05/10/07)
WATERLOO, Ill. -- Thelma Marie Gee, 98, formerly of Parma, Mo., died May 8, 2007, at the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home in Waterloo. Born May 4, 1909, at Ithaca, Mich., to the late Louis Edward and Ella Merten Geisenhauer, she lived most her life in Parma before moving to Waterloo several years ago. She was a member of the Parma United Methodist Church...
George Coffer (05/18/07)
CHARLESTON - George Coffer, 72, died May 17, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Rachel Barker (05/18/07)
DEXTER - Rachel Barker, 92, died May 18, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Peggy Sadler (05/05/07)
SIKESTON - Peggy Sadler, 71, died May 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Dick Sherrard (05/06/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Charles R. "Dick" Sherrard, 69, who died May 3, 2007, will be uniformed officers of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Honorary pallbearers will be: Joe Sebourn, Thurman Burns, Gerald Rogers, Bill Smith, Tommy Richardson, Leon Culp, Jim Terrell, Ray Merrick, Arthur Bruce, Benny Thurston and Anderson Walker...
Betty Harris (05/06/07)
WILSON CITY - Betty Mae Harris, 60, died May 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 14, 1947, in Charleston, to Georgia Harris Smith of Charleston and the late A.D. Smith, she attended Charleston Public School and was a member of Church of Christ in Charleston...
Helen Groesbeck (05/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Helen L. Groesbeck, 72, died at 8:30 a.m. May 19, 2007, at her home in Sikeston. Born Jan. 4, 1935, in Sikeston, son of the late Thomas Jackson and Ida Mae Thompson Heath, she was an assembly worker for Anchor Toy and National Lock and a member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church...
Theon Compas Jr. (05/21/07)
SIKESTON - Theon F. "Sonny" Compas Jr., 65, died at 10:51 p.m. May 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 3, 1941, in Sikeston, to the late Theon John and Mary Frances Hill Compas, he was a graduate of Sikeston High School Class of 1960 and was a negotiator and right of way specialist for Missouri Department of Transportation. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War...
Julian Carver (05/21/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Julian Raymond Carver, 69, died May 18, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Walter Wise (05/21/07)
DEXTER - Walter Earl Wise, 75, died May 18, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Sept. 16, 1931, at Bernie, son of the late Bart and Myrtle Merritt Wise, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a former truck driver with Midwest Contractors in West Chicago until his retirement in 1994, and attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter...
Ruby Page (05/21/07)
PUXICO -- Ruby Page, 90, died May 19, 2007, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 26, 1916, in Fisk, to the late Thomas R. and Lou Ethel Miller Hodge, she had lived in Puxico since 1934. She was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church where she held many offices over the years...
Veatrice Shepard (05/21/07)
BEMENT COMMUNITY -- Veatrice Pauline Shepard, 92, a resident of the Bement Community in Mississippi County, died at 7:45 p.m. May 18, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 24, 1914, in Winston County, Ala., daughter of the late Francis Newton and Essie Laura Barker Taylor, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she served devotedly as a minister's wife while her husband, the Rev. ...
Emmer Jackson (05/21/07)
PARMA -- Pallbearers for the services conducted Saturday at the House of Prayer Church of God in Christ in Parma for Emmer Jackson, 78, who died on May 12, 2007, were: Thomas Jackson, Raymond Jackson, Michael Heady, Gary Jackson, Keith Jackson and Timmy Jackson...
Minnie Marcy (05/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Minnie Lee Marcy died peacefully, surrounded by family May 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed. She was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Lilbourn, to the late Oscar and Mary James...
Sharon Brown (05/21/07)
ORAN -- Sharon Kay Brown, 47, died May 20, 2007, at the home of her special friend in Sikeston. She was born Aug. 28, 1959 in Advance, the daughter of Bob and Berdine (Cureton) Wilkerson, who survive of Sikeston. She was a private duty nurse, employed by Harris Management in Cape Girardeau and was a member of the Church On The Rock...
Mark Davis (05/21/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mark Anthony Davis, 50, died May 19, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1956, in Kennett, he was the son of the late Ada Carroll and Edgar Owen Davis. On Aug. 16, 1980, in Michigan, he married Wendy Elaine Empson, who survives of the home...
Patricia Trayers (05/21/07)
HUNTINGTON, Tenn. -- Patricia Passley Trayers, 58, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died May 18, 2007, at Huntington. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
J.C. Lacey (05/21/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Jim Clever "J.C." Lacey, 77, who died on May 16, 2007, were: John Ross Wade, Kaleb Coleman, Jim Wade, Kenneth Graham, Mark Williamson and Kevin Coleman...
Robert Shipman (05/11/07)
DEXTER - Robert L. Shipman, 64, died May 10, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will follow in the Hill Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Earl Kinsey Sr. (05/11/07)
ST. LOUIS - Earl O. Kinsey Sr., 74, formerly of Sikeston, died May 10, 2007, in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Gideon, son of the late Eliga and Anna Belle Kinsey. He was a member of the Grand View Baptist Church, a Mason-both York Rite and Scottish Rite Lodges, a member of the Elkorah Shrine Temple of Boise, Idaho, and the VFW Post 4l05...
Margaret Byrd (05/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Margaret Byrd, 87, died at 7:05 p.m. May 10, 2007, at Miner Nursing Center. Born May 30, 1919, in Garza, Texas, daughter of the late Henry H. and Hattie L. Austin Robinson, she was a housewife and taught elementary school at the Chaney School in rural Sikeston, the Matthews school system and Sikeston public school system. She was a member of Tanner Street Church of God...
James Warren Sr. (05/17/07)
CHARLESTON - James Lewis "Jimmie" Warren, Sr., 88, died May 16, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born Sept. 18, 1918, in Shamrock, Okla., to William Jacob and Dora Young Warren, he was an auctioneer, livestock dealer and after his retirement became a realtor...
Jim Lacey (05/17/07)
ESSEX - Jim C. Lacey, 77, died May 16, 2007, at the Westwood Hills Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ann Brown (05/17/07)
SIKESTON -- Ann Strickland Brown, 89, died at 1:10 a.m. May 17, 2007, at her home in Sikeston. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Eva Stallings (05/17/07)
CHARLESTON - Eva Mae Mayo Stallings, 81, died at 11:40 p.m. May 15, 2007, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Oct. 15, 1925, in McKenzie, Tenn., to the late Arthur C. Mayo and Robert Adams Mayo Westerfield, she lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a housewife...
Janetta Drake (05/17/07)
ELDON - Janetta Kay Lincoln Drake, 45, died May 15, 2007 in Loveland, Colo. Born Nov. 19, 1961, in Beach Grove, Ind., she was the daughter of James Curtis and Judy Loretta Atherton Lincoln. On Dec. 13, 1980, in Dexter, she married Tim Drake, who survives...
Bonnie Hoffine (05/17/07)
SIKESTON - Yvonna "Bonnie" Hoffine, 73, died May 15, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 5, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Asier and Lorene Nichols Fowler, she was a member of Blodgett Baptist Church. On April 13, 1952, she married Gary Young who preceded her in death June 17, 1982. On March 1, 1994, she married Ellis Hoffine. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2005...
Emmer Jackson (05/17/07)
ST. LOUIS - Emmer Jackson, 78, formerly of Oran, died May 12, 2007, at the St. Sophia Nursing Home in Florissant. Born Feb. 11, 1929, in Forrest City, Ark., to the late Raymond and Francis Witherspoon Gay, she moved to St. Louis a short time ago and was a member of the Church of God in Bell City...
Billy Grisso (05/25/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Billy Grisso, 61, formerly of Charleston, died May 24, 2007, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Roxie Crisel (05/25/07)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Roxie Crisel, 90, who died May 21, 2007, were: Tim Fowler, Steve Crisel, Mike Crisel, Mark Crisel, Taylor Crisel and Rob Roberts.
Ann Dykes (05/25/07)
ST. LOUIS - Ann Arthurline Parr Dykes, 83, died May 5, 2007. Born March 21, 1924, in Mississippi County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Arthur and Sue Parr. Survivors include: one son, Bill Britt of DeSoto; three daughters and sons-in-law, Suzette and Larry Quint, Deborah and Darryl Labruyere and Kim and Keith Brown, all of St. ...
Dee Kemp (05/25/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dee Bernell Kemp, 80, died at 9:50 a.m. May 24, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 7, 1926, in New Madrid County, son of the late John and Lillian Thresher Kemp, he lived all his life in New Madrid and Mississippi counties, where he was a retired farmer and was employed by the St. ...
Juanita Cherry (05/25/07)
CHARLESTON -- Juanita Padgett Cherry, 85, died at 7:50 a.m. May 24, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 11, 1921, near Wyatt, daughter of the late Anthony Wayne and Julia Lenore WIlcox Padgett, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life, where she was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston. She retired from the Brown Shoe Company and was a former member of the Charleston Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star...
Tony Goodman (05/25/07)
SAN DIEGO - Anthony "Tony" Goodman, 39, died May 22, 2007, in San Diego. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Donald Layton (05/25/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Donald Layton, 68, died May 23, 2007, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 16, 1939, in Bloomfield, son of the late Riley C. and Dollie Johnson Layton, he was a former truck driver for Busy B Lumber Company in Dexter for many years...
Charles Dawson (05/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Charles Leland Dawson, 86, died at 12:20 p.m. May 22, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1920, in Van Buren, son of the late Charles Henry and Dicey Eveline Chilton Dawson, he served in the U.S. Navy During World War II and was a member of the Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM. He was a retired tool and die maker...
Jettie Purchase (05/23/07)
ST. CHARLES - Jettie B. James Purchase, formerly of Charleston, died May 18, 2007, at Blanchette Place Nursing Home in St. Charles. Born Aug. 7, 1922, in Grenada, Miss., to the late John and Louella Conley James, she had been a resident of Missouri for over 83 years. ...
Dorothy Cline (05/22/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Dorothy Hodgkiss, Cline, 74, formerly of Sikeston, died at 3:16 a.m. May 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1932, at Sikeston, to the late Charles Thomas and Ella Mae Johnson, she was a cook for War Drum Restaurant in Sikeston, retired from Brown Shoe in Sikeston and attended Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Patricia Trayers (05/22/07)
HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- Patricia Anne Passley Trayers, 58, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died May 18, 2007, at Jackson. Born July 27, 1948, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Samuel "Dago" and Nellie Rose Murr Passley. Having lived in Charleston mot her life, she had lived in Huntingdon for the past 10 years...
George Waters Sr. (05/22/07)
MCALLEN, Texas - George Jones Waters Sr., 74, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2007, from cancer. George was born in Missouri to the late Alex and Helen Waters. He retired in McAllen after serving 22 years in the United States Marine Corps. A retired USMC lieutenant colonel, he owned Waters' Remodeling & Construction Company. He belonged to the Our Lady of Sorrows Men's Club and was a past president of the Evening Kiwanis Club...
Julian Carver (05/22/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Julian Raymond Carver, 69, died May 18, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 24, 1937, in La Belle, Fla., to the late Joseph and Iona Sweeny Carver, he was a member of the National Guard and a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War...
Donel Walls (05/22/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Donel Ray Walls, 59, died May 19, 2007, at his home. Born Jan 17, 1948, in Keiser, Ark., he was the son of the late Johnny and Hester White Walls. Survivors include: his former wife, Patricia Walls of Portageville; two sons, Anthony S. ...
Inez Boone (05/22/07)
ESSEX -- Inez Boone, 90, died May 20, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 4, 1916, at Fulton, Miss., daughter of the late Edgar Spencer and Gertrude Dozer Hare, she had lived in Essex since 1946, where she attended the Harvest Assembly of God Church...
Roxie Crisel (05/24/07)
PUXICO - Roxie Crisel, 90, died May 21, 2007, at the Mingo Residential Care Facility near Puxico. Born March 15, 1917, in McGee, to the late Byron and Nancy Jane Haddock DeCelis, she had lived a few years in St. Louis before returning to Puxico where she was a member of the Brown General Baptist Church, worked as a cook at Puxico Schools and was a seamstress...
Bernice Burgess (05/24/07)
PHARR, Texas -- Bernice Marlin Smiley Burgess, 84, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Nov. 26, 2006, in Pharr. She was a longtime resident of Chaffee before moving to Pharr. Her first husband, Richard Smiley, preceded her in death. Survivors include: her husband, Maynard Burgess of the home; two children, Vicki Robinson of Arlington, Va., and Rick Smiley of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one brother, Gerald, last name unavailable; four sisters, Margaret, Elsie, Betty and Marlene, last names unavailable; and four grandchildren and two great-. ...
Minnie Marcy (05/24/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Minnie Lee Marcy, 82, who died May 20, 2007, were: Jeff Ramsey, Chris Leible, Travis Harper, Neal Vaught, Gary Vaught and Doug Brooks.
Donald Layton (05/24/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Donald Layton, 68, died May 23, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Juanita Cherry (05/24/07)
CHARLESTON - Juanita Padgett Cherry, 85, died May 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Inez Boone (05/24/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Inez Boone, 90, who died May 20, 2007, were: Larry Robison, Marvin Hare, Jerry Hare, Mike Hare, Ceburn Gray and Spencer Hare.
Annette Gillespie (05/20/07)
AQUILLA -- B. Annette Gillespie, 72, died May 17, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 6, 1935, in Pocahontas, Ark., to Ruth Jennings DeJournett of Pocahontas and the late James Ross Higgonbotham, she had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield and Advance communities and was a member of the New Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Bell City...
Helen Groesbeck (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Helen L. Groesbeck, 72, died May 19, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Veatrice Shepard (05/20/07)
BEMENT -- Veatrice Shepard, 92, died at 7:45 p.m. May 18, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Bob Medlock of Sikeston officiating...
Ann Brown (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Ann Strickland Brown, 89, died at 1:10 a.m. May 17, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 29, 1917, in Marine, Ill., daughter of the late Louis H. and Mary Stein Klingel, she had lived in Mississippi and Scott counties since 1920. While living in Charleston, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. ...
George Coffer (05/20/07)
CHARLESTON -- George Whitaker "Dub" Coffer, 72, died May 17, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 10, 1934, in Mississippi County, son of the late Bishop and Gladys Cowser Coffer, he lived in Mississippi County his entire life. He was first employed with the National Compress in Charleston. He later worked for the Bunge Corporation in Cairo, Ill., and then the Community Sheltered Workshop until his retirement. He was a welder, builder and repairman...
Walter Wise (05/20/07)
DEXTER - Walter Wise, 75, died May 18, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time for services at 1 p.m. Monday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie. Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery...
Newton Carroll (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Billy Newton Carroll, 79, died May 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 3, 1927, in Scott County, to the late Clarence and Maggie Branum Carroll, he was a U.S. Army veteran having served as a tank operator. He worked for the Missouri State Highway Department as an area supervisor for 42 years before his retirement...
Rachel Barker (05/20/07)
DEXTER - Rachel Angelene Barker, 92, died May 18, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 15, 1914, near Bloomfield, to the late Thomas Marion McClard and Pearlie Elvany Eskew McClard Ross, she was a member of the South Pleasant Valley Church and a former floor worker for Swift and Company...
Richard Mullins (05/10/07)
ADVANCE - Richard R. Mullins, 83, died at 11 a.m. May 8, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 9, 1923, in Concord, son of the late Richard Robert and Avery Ellen Summers Mullins, he worked with a newspaper company in St. Louis and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Randall Laster (05/10/07)
SIKESTON - Randall Dee Laster, 75, died May 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 27, 1931, in Lake County, Ky., son of the late Winford Wesley and Hazel Lee Adams Laster, he served as a corporal in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and worked for over 50 years as a drywaller...
Harold Mims (05/10/07)
HERNANDO, Miss. - Harold Mims, 74, died May 9, 2007, at Baptist DeSoto in Southaven. He was born July 26, 1932, in Charter Oak, Mo., son of the late Clarence and Lillie Bell Lewis Mims. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He worked for Noranda Aluminum Plant, where he was affectionately known as "Hollywood," and he operated several service stations in Sikeston before retiring...
Pansy Barker (05/10/07)
DEXTER - Pansy L. Barker, 99, died May 7, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 27, 1907, at Clines Island, to the late John M. and Ola Bess, she and her family later moved to Bloomfield where her father had a fur business and was Recorder of Deeds for a number of years...
Bud Thornton (05/10/07)
WYATT - Charles "Bud" Thornton, 87, died May 9, 2007, at the Charleston Manor Nursing Center. Born Oct. 6, 1919, in Simpson County, Ky., to the late Arthur and Carrie Thornton, he had lived since 1923 in Mississippi County, where he had been employed with Burke and Giltz Farms and at Burkhart Foam Company in Cairo until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had attended the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Tom Robins (05/10/07)
SIKESTON - Tom E. Robins, 55, died May 8, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 18, 1951, at St. Louis, son of Georgia Williams Robins of Advance and the late Thomas L. Robins, he was a truck driver and musician. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was of the Church of Christ belief...
Pauline Fields (05/15/07)
DEXTER -- Pauline W. Fields, 92, died May 13, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 13, 1914, at Lake County, Tenn., daughter of the late Travis and Fannie Belle Crabtree Williams, she was a former employee with State Hospital No. 1 in Fulton...
Dick Hendry (05/15/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Richard "Dick" Hendry, 66, died May 14, 2007, at his home. Born May 31, 1940, in Villisca, Iowa, son of the late Abe D. and Ruby Pettingill Hendry, he had lived at the Lake of the Ozarks and in St. Louis County before moving to Wappapello many years ago. He worked as a dynamite specialist with N.B. Harty Construction and attended Egypt Church in Puxico...
Pauline Fields (05/14/07)
DEXTER - Pauline Fields, 92, died May 13, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Harold Dial (05/14/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Harold Douglas Dial, 85, died May 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 21, 1921, in Lake County, Tenn., to the late William Wright and Addie Elizabeth Nobles Dial, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II...
Bill Mathews (05/14/07)
CLARKTON - William "Bill" Mathews, 70, formerly of Gideon, died May 12, 2007, at his home. Born April 5 ,1937, in Open Bay, to the late William Franklin Grantsville and Cassie May Wigington Mathews, he had worked in St. Louis as a plant manager and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Cynthia Gaines (05/14/07)
DEXTER - Cynthia Belle Gaines, 96, died May 13, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Thelma Gee (05/14/07)
PARMA - Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the Parma United Methodist Church for Thelma Marie Gee, 98, who died on May 8, 2007, were: Joash Young, Ronnie Walter, Russel Walker, Carl Stone, Bryan Higdon and Kevin Frederiksen.
Nelson Curtis (05/14/07)
ORAN - Nelson Curtis, 76, died at 2:53 a.m. May 12, 2007, at his home. Born Jan 21, 1931, at Cuba Landing, Tenn., to the late A.R. and Ollie E. Winters Curtis, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. He was a self-employed farmer and had attended the Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston. ...
Vivian Ward (05/14/07)
NEW MADRID - Vivian Simpson Ward, 88, died May 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 14, 1919, in New Madrid, to the late Welton and Ida Simpson, she worked for many years at Williams Seasonings in Webb City and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Webb City...
Inez McWhirter (05/14/07)
NEW MADRID - Inez McWhirter, 73, died May 11, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1934, in the state of Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Otis Alexander and Lizzie Stiens Davidson. She was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 4206 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 595 in New Madrid...
Randall Shurtz (05/09/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dr. Randall J. Shurtz, 73, died at 12:10 a.m. May 8, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 2, 1934, in Centralia, Ill., to Inez Quinn Shurtz of DuQuoin, Ill., and the late Darrell Shurtz, in 1967, he moved to East Prairie, where he owned East Prairie Chiropractic Office. He was a past board member of East Prairie Chamber of Commerce and of the Senate Bill 40 for 20 years. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was of the Protestant belief...
Richard Mullins (05/09/07)
ADVANCE -- Richard R. Mullins, 83, died May 8, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Milliard Leonard (05/09/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Milliard Leonard, 68, died May 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 22, 1938, in Portageville, son of the late William and Opal Redman Leonard, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1954-1958...
Katherine Midkiff (05/09/07)
DEXTER - Katherine T. Midkiff, 83, died at 7 p.m. May 7, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 24, 1923, in Kennett, to the late Thomas Pinkney and Donnie Dot Haynes Davis, she was a housewife and homemaker and a member of the Bell City General Baptist Church...
Byron Simmons (05/09/07)
SIKESTON - Byron DeJuan Simmons, 37, died May 3, 2007, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 30, 1969, in Sikeston, to Turner Marshall of Kansas City and the late Lois Ellen Warfield Dixon, he was a 1988 graduate of Sikeston High School and continued his education in welding at the Missouri Board of Education Adult Center...
David Ferguson (05/09/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held at 1 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for David Ervin Ferguson, 75, who died on May 5, 2007, were: Jim Kotner, Dale Keith, David Qualls, Nick Barrett, Ron Barrett and Kendrix Amerson.
J. C. Eaves (05/09/07)
BERNIE -- J. C. Eaves, 75, died May 6, 2007, in the V.A. Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn. Born Dec. 30, 1931, at Grayridge, son of the late Dave and Hazel Eaves, he was a former farmer and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. On Aug. 25, 1953, at Bloomfield, he married Jacquline Hester, who survives of the home in Bernie...
Harold Mims (05/09/07)
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- Harold Mims, 74, died May 9, 2007, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo.
Pauline Stegall (05/09/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pauline E. Stegall, 87, died at 11:30 a.m. May 7, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born June 9, 1919, in Smithton, Ky., she was the daughter of the late George and Mae Roshman Stegall. Survivors include: one sister-in-law, Pat Stegall of Albuquerque, N.M.; one brother-in-law, Charles Kendall of Pocahontas, Ark.; five nephews and one niece...
Lessie Dailey (05/09/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Leslie "Lessie" Dailey, 72, died May 4, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Dec. 23, 1934, in Grenado, Miss., he was the son of the late Iona and Willie Meeks. His wife, Neomia Brady Dailey, preceded him in death on May 7, 1993...
Bill Arthur (05/09/07)
MOREHOUSE -- William Edward "Bill" Arthur, 76, died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Parma, son of the late Charles Theodore and Emma Douglas Arthur, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, a member of the Baptist faith and had been a truck driver for Malone & Hyde before retiring...
Lena Timms (05/09/07)
DALLAS - Lena Belle Timms, 100, died May 7, 2007, at Grace Presbyterian Inc. in Dallas. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo.
Marilyn Pippins (05/31/07)
DEXTER - Marilyn Faye Pippins, 71, died May 29, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 13, 1936, at Frisco, daughter of the late Carter P. and Esther M. Smith Worley, she was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter. ...
Lawrence Vieth (05/31/07)
DEXTER -- Lawrence Vieth, 88, died May 30, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
William Adams (05/31/07)
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. - William Adams, 80, died May 30, 2007, in the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Margaret Carter (05/31/07)
SIKESTON - Margaret G. Carter, 88, died at 2:30 p.m. May 29, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 13, 1919, in Scott County, to the late James Thomas and Pearl Maggie Hamilton Carter Sr., she had worked as a labeler for Seagram's Distillery in Louisville, Ky., and was a member of First Baptist Church of Morley...
Luther Whitaker (05/31/07)
DEXTER -- Luther Allen Whitaker, 80, died May 29, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 24, 1926, in Catron, son of the late Hiram and Pearl Moore Whitaker, he had lived in Parma and moved to Dexter many years ago. He had worked in construction, farmed and had rental property...
Misti Pitkin (05/31/07)
POPLAR BLUFF - Misti Daun Pitkin, 30, formerly of Matthews, died May 29, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 17, 1977, in Baytown, Texas, daughter of Kerry Pitkin of Hartstown, Penn., and Debbie Morgan Day of Kaysville, Utah, she had lived in Matthews for many years and moved to Poplar Bluff three years ago. She was a cook at Huddle House in Poplar Bluff...
Wayne Carrell (05/31/07)
GROVE, Okla. -- Arbon Wayne Carrell, 63, died May 24, 2007, at his home. Born May 28, 1943, in New Madrid County (Mo.), son of the late George P. and Jennie Davis Carrell, he was retired from Emerson Electric in Paragould, Ark. On April 27, 1961, at New Madrid, Mo., he married Bertra Ann Archibald who survives of the home...
Ruth Griffey (05/31/07)
DEXTER -- Ruth Griffey, died May 31, 2007, at her home in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete the with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jeanne Vinson (05/31/07)
DEXTER -- Jeanne Vinson, 90, died May 30, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born June 10, 1916, in Dunnville, Ontario, she was a former LPN at the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis and the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff...
Don Kellett (05/03/07)
SIKESTON - Don E. Kellett, 75, died May 1, 2007, at his office in Sikeston. Born Aug. 8, 1931, in Sikeston, son of the late Ernest S. and Reta Mainord Kellett, he was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston for over 40 years. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as an artillery instructor during the Korean War, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and owned and operated Kellett Oil Company for nearly 50 years...
Edna Lane (05/03/07)
DEXTER - Edna Lane, 88, died April 30, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 15, 1918, in Grayridge, daughter of the late Sherman and Addie Smith Duncan, she was a housewife, member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church, Stoddard County A.R.C. and Order of Eastern Star in Essex...
Nina Hodges (05/03/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Nina Hodges, 66, died May 1, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born May 31, 1940, in Decaterville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Willis and Arbie Barnett. Survivors include: one son, Devaudrey Hodges of Portageville; two daughters, Sonja Hopkins of Caruthersville and Angela Edgar of Portageville; one brother, Cletus Earl Barnett of Gloster, Va.; two sisters, Brenda Monsour of the state of Virginia and Camilia Troutt of Decaterville, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren, Chase Hopkins, Audrey Hodges, David Hodges, Malese Hodges, Malyn Hodges, Ricky Edgar and Amanda Edgar.. ...
Charles Sherrard (05/03/07)
SIKESTON - Charles Sherrard, 69, died May 3, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Naomia Smith (05/03/07)
PORTLAND, Texas -- Naomia Loucretia Smith, 100, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died April 30, 2007, at Christus Spohn Hospital at Corpus Christi. Born May 14, 1906, in Oran, Mo., she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Dora Loucretia Lyon Davenport. A retired grade school teacher of Chaffee Public Schools, she was a member of First Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star No. 48 in Chaffee...
Dewey Leonard Sr. (05/03/07)
NEW MADRID - Dewey Leonard Sr., 73, died at May 3, 2007, at his home in New Madrid. DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Judith Williams (05/03/07)
FESTUS -- Judith E. Brown Williams, 64, formerly of Fenton and Wyatt, died May 1, 2007, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in Fenton. Born July, 15, 1942, at Wyatt, to the late James E. and Roberta Kidd Brown, she lived for a number of years in the Festus area where she was manager for Stockham's Gas Mart for 15 years...
Veda Teets (05/03/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Veda Delores Teets, 83, died May 2, 2007, at the Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 10, 1924, at Essex, the daughter of the late Cleveland and Edna Bledsoe DeJournett, she was a homemaker and a member of Apostolic House of Prayer in Bell City...
Bobby Long (05/02/07)
MARSHALL - Bobby Joe Long, 66, died at 9:15 a.m. April 29, 2007, at Sweet Spring Hospital in Sweet Springs. Born Oct. 14, 1940, in Columbus, Ky., to the late Byoma and Addie May Wilson Long, he was a self-employed carpenter and a member of New Savannah Baptist Church...
Nina Hodges (05/02/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Nina Hodges, 66, died May 1, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Milliard Leonard (05/02/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Milliard Leonard, 68, died May 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Martha Mixon (05/02/07)
BERTRAND -- Martha Jean Mixon, 85, died April 28, 2007, at her daughter's home. Born Oct. 12, 1921, in Shuqualak, Miss., to the late James and Alice Lockett Brookshine, she had lived in Charleston since 1967. She was a member of International Deliverance Outreach Church in Chicago...
Henry Covey (05/02/07)
SIKESTON - Henry William Covey, 95, died May 1, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Donald Kellett (05/02/07)
SIKESTON - Donald Kellett, 75, died May 1, 2007, at his office in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Charles Williams (05/30/07)
NEW MADRID - Charles Lee Williams, 63, died May 24, 2007, at his sister's home. Born Aug. 29, 1943, in Lilbourn, to Renet Williams of New Madrid and the late Charles Lee Williams, he attended LaForge and O'Bannon Schools and was employed as a farmer for many years...
Edith Cruse (05/30/07)
SIKESTON - Edith Cruse, 96, died May 28, 2007, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Robert A. Clark (05/30/07)
BERNIE - Robert A. Clark, 88, died May 29, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 8, 1918, at Bernie, son of the late Charles and Melvina Nelson Clark, he was a veteran of the United States Army, had worked at Balling Rubber Company of Pontiac, Mich., for 14 years later moving to Bernie where he was owner/operator of the Sinclair Station for many years. He was also an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Bernie...
Nellie Stallings (05/30/07)
CHARLESTON - Nellie Stallings, 97, died at 4:05 a.m. May 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 18, 1909, in Marshall County, Ky., to the late Mose and Sara Elizabeth Holley Feezor, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston...
Dorothy Dotson (05/30/07)
SIKESTON - Dorothy Elizabeth Dotson, 88, died May 27, 2007, at her home. Born Aug. 21, 1918, in Sikeston, to the late Doll and Bertha Allensworth Lyons, she lived her entire life in Sikeston, where she attended Lincoln School. She was a member of the Westend Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a secretary for Sunday School and the Women's Missionary Society and an usher for many years. She and her husband operated Dotson's Funeral Home in Sikeston...
Patricia Kelley (05/30/07)
SEYMOUR, Tenn. -- Patricia Irene Branum Kelley, 62, died May 17, 2007. Born Oct. 16, 1944, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late William and Willie Branum, she was a 1962 Sikeston High School graduate and a former employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company...
Tony Goodman (05/30/07)
SAN DIEGO - Anthony "Tony" Goodman, 39, died at 2 p.m. May 22, 2007, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. Born Feb. 1, 1968, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Billy Gene and Dorothy Louise Rhodes Goodman, he was a lab technician with Pyco Electronics...
Elisabeth Popp (05/30/07)
SIKESTON - Elisabeth S. "Lisa" Popp, 79, died at 5:25 p.m. May 27, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 2, 1927, in Vienna, Austria, to the late Antonia Spaniol, she had been a nurse and was an active volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She and her husband came to the United States from Romania in 1949, and settled in Sikeston on Jan. 1, 1957...
Clariece Williams (05/30/07)
CHARLESTON - Clariece Vance "Jackie" Williams, 71, died May 23, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 4, 1936, in Humboldt, Tenn., to the late William Houston and Mattie Lou Lowery Vance Sr., she was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She was married to Isaiah Williams, who preceded her in death...
Roger B. Ray (05/30/07)
DEXTER - Roger Ray, 60, died May 28, 2007, at the M.D. Anderson Medical Clinic in Houston. Born July 11, 1946 in Malden, son of the late James and Violet Cook Ray, he was the owner and operator of Raco Distributing Inc. in Dexter and a member of the Pleasant Grove Church...
Donnell Wilderness (05/30/07)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Donnell Wilderness, 48, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died May 25, 2007, of an apparent heart attack. Born Sept. 7, 1958, in Lilbourn, to Rose Wilderness Partee of Howardville and the late Lonnie Partee, he had lived in South Bend for 27 years. He was a 1978 graduate of Lilbourn High School and attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City. He was a member of the Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ and was a master carpenter...
Isaiah Shannon (05/30/07)
CHICAGO -- Isaiah Kennedy Shannon, 44, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 10:30 a.m. May 26, 2007, in Chicago. Born June 27, 1962, in Sikeston, son of the late Willie C. and Wycie Carpenter Shannon Sr., he was a contract worker for the Chicago Tribune...
Roger Winfield (05/30/07)
SIKESTON - Roger Lee Winfield, 51, died May 26, 2007, of an apparent gunshot wound. Born May 2, 1956, in Leflore, Miss., he was the son of the late Willie Jackson and Erma G. Campbell. Survivors include: one son, Roger Lee Winfield Jr. of Detroit; five sisters, Barbara Winfield and Willie M. ...
Dorothy Brantley (05/29/07)
GREENVILLE - Dorothy S. Brantley, 92, died May 27, 2007, at the Westwood Hills Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born June 12, 1914, in Holcomb, to the late Sidney A. and Safaronie Spradling Campbell, she had lived in Webb, Elk, Broseley and McGee and was a member of the Shady Dell Baptist Church...
Nellie Stallings (05/29/07)
CHARLESTON - Nellie Stallings, 97, died at 4:05 a.m. May 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Charleston...
Leeada Sheeley (05/29/07)
CHAFFEE --Leeada Marie Mier Sheeley, 75, died at 12:59 p.m. May 27, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 4, 1931, at Caney, daughter of the late Benjamin Joseph and Ludwina Katherine Westrich Mier, she owned Leeada's Department Store in Chaffee from from 1961 to 1972. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, the Daughters of St. Ambrose, the Ladies Auxiliary of Chaffee VFW Post 3127 and the Chaffee Historical Society...
Marilyn Pippins (05/29/07)
DEXTER -- Marilyn Pippins, 71, died May 29, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Elisabeth Popp (05/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Elisabeth S. Popp, 79, died at 5:25 p.m. May 27, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Laura Glaus (05/29/07)
KELSO -- Laura Jean Glaus, 59, died at 4:57 a.m. May 27, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 24, 1948, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Cletus Joseph and Norma M. Ressel Gosche of Chaffee, she was co-owner of L. and R. Vending in Kelso. ...
Claud Thurston (05/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Ponder Funeral Home for Claude Thurston, 86, who died May 26, 2007, were: Gene Shaw, Dwayne Mills, Bill Rister, Derik Mills, Lynn Mills and David Nevlin. Honorary pallbearers were Dutch Mills, Darrell Chapman and Richard Phegley...
Paul Findley (05/29/07)
ESSEX - Paul Jerome Findley, 89, died May 28, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 9, 1917, in Russellville, Ark., son of the late Emmett and Mae Ramsey Findley, he had lived in Lepanto, Ark., before moving to Essex in 1945. He was a farmer and a member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church...
Bill McClendon (05/29/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Billy Ray McClendon, 57, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died May 19, 2007, at the Delta Medical Center in Memphis. Born Sept. 21, 1949, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Jesse Mack and Karen Gardner McClendon, he was a graduate of Charleston High School and had attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and the Anniston Christian Church. He was currently employed with Patriot Logistics in Memphis...
Carlan S. Femmer (05/29/07)
NEW MADRID - Carlan Stone Femmer, 85, a lifelong resident of New Madrid, died May 25, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Jan. 14, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, to the late E.B. and Lillian Stone, she worked in the New Madrid County school system for 38 years as a teacher and counselor before retiring in 1987. ...
Roger Ray (05/29/07)
DEXTER -- Roger Ray, 60, died May 28, 2007, in the M.D. Anderson Medical Center at Houston. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Osterburg (05/27/07)
FREEPORT, Ill. - Mary Osterburg, 88, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died May 24, 2007, at Provena St. Joseph's in Illinois. Born Jan. 9, 1919, in Dexter, to the late Raymond and Emma Webber, she had worked at the Trammel Agency, Stovall's Clothing Store, Citizen's Bank and Webber's Motors in Dexter. ...
James Dobbs (05/25/07)
ORAN - James Dobbs, 43, died May 24, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Carlan Femmer (05/27/07)
NEW MADRID - Carlan S. Femmer, 85, died at 10 p.m. May 25, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Billy Grisso (05/27/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Billy Wayne Grisso, 61, formerly of Charleston, died May 24, 2007, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Feb. 25, 1946, in Mississippi County, son of the late John Wiley "Bill" and Willie Sue Ray Grisso, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life prior to moving to Portageville. He had been employed with Hart's Bakery in St. Louis...
Tony Goodman (05/27/07)
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Anthony "Tony" Goodman, 39, of San Diego, died May 22, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Danny Dobbs (05/27/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- James "Danny" Dobbs, 43, formerly of Oran, died at 11:23 a.m. May 24, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 17, 1964, in De Valls Bluff, Ark., son of the late Charles Thomas Dobbs and Mary Wade Dobbs, he was employed by Tyson Foods in Dexter. He was a member at the New Life Christian Center in Morley...
Claud Thurston (05/27/07)
SIKESTON -- Claud Glendon Thurston, 86, died May 26, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1920, in Vanduser, son of the late James Frederick and Ada Joyce Thurston, he served for 40 years of active duty in military services, beginning in 1940 while he served on the USS Tennessee and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. ...
Rosella Sandage (05/01/07)
ALTON -- Rosella Sandage, 78, formerly of Bloomfield, died April 29, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born Dec. 25, 1928, at Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Loyd and Lela Poyner Hicks. On Dec. 26, 1946, she married J.W. Sandage who preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1993...
Bonnie Phillips (05/01/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Bonnie Eloise Phillips, 81, died April 28, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1925, in Rosebud, Ark., to the late John E. and Edna Ruth Benton Haney, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Portageville...
Dorothy Griggs (05/01/07)
CHICAGO - Dorothy C. Bogart Griggs, 76, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 4 a.m. April 30, 2007, at the Lincoln Park Hospital in Chicago. Born March 22, 1931, in Charleston, Mo., to the late Albert C. and Wilma Brown Bogart, she was a member of the Charleston VFW Ladies Auxiliary and had attended the Wyatt Baptist Church. Having lived in Chicago a number of years, she was employed as a computer programmer for 30 years with Northwestern Railroad until her retirement in 1999...
Edna Lane (05/01/07)
DEXTER - Edna Lane, 88, died April 30, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Royce Yerges (05/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Royce Edward Yerges, 80, who died April 28, 2007, were: Leslie Yerges, Duane Yerges, Daryl Yerges, Stan Yerges, Dale Duncan and Frank Lawrence.
Alice Barron (05/08/07)
LORANGER, La. - Alice Maxine Masterson Barron, 78, died May 5, 2007, at her home in Loranger. Born Oct. 18, 1928, in New Madrid, Mo., to the late Jack and Florence Mast Masterson, she attended New Madrid High School. She then moved to St. Louis to work various jobs, including the Small Arms Plant and McDonnell Douglas. She was a lifelong member of the United Pentecostal Church, being baptized at the age of 12 years...
Bill Arthur (05/08/07)
MOREHOUSE -- William "Bill" Arthur, 76, died May 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Parma, son of the late Charles Theodore and Emma Douglas Arthur, he was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II. He had been a truck driver for Malone & Hyde before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
Cleo Gilmer (05/07/07)
NEW MADRID - Cleo Marie Gilmer, 90, died May 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 9, 1916, in Hackleburg, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Millie Ann Holcombe Barnett. In October 1937, she married John W. "Jack" Gilmer, who preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1963...
Pansy Barker (05/08/07)
DEXTER -- Pansy Barker, 99, died May 7, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Pauline Stegall (05/08/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pauline E. Stegall, 87, died at 11:30 a.m. May 7, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Katherine T. Midkiff (05/08/07)
DEXTER - Katherine T. Midkiff, 83, died May 7, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Peggy Sadler (05/08/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church for Peggy Sadler, 71, who died May 5, 2007, were: Cody Black, Gary Silverthorn, Eric Sadler, Michael Sadler II, Steven Malone and Dr. Jim Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Wendell Weathers, Flaire Ferrell, Zachary Black and Billy Ray Majors...
David Ferguson (05/08/07)
SIKESTON - David Ervin Ferguson, 75, died May 5, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born June 19, 1931, in Meridian, Miss., son of the late Robert and Ruby Adams Ferguson, he was a member of the Harbor Light Christian Center in Sikeston, a member of the Meldrum Post of the American Legion and a member of the Sikeston Eagles Aerie No. ...
Donna Winters (05/08/07)
MARSTON - Donna Winters, 59, died May 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medial Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 27, 1947, in Hayti, daughter of the late H.B. and Reba Jean Fisher Turnbo, she was a member of the Hayward Baptist Church and had been a store manager for Bill's Dollar Store before retiring...
Randall Shurtz (05/08/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dr. Randall J. Shurtz, 73, died at 12:10 a.m. May 8, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Patty Long (05/07/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Patricia A. "Patty" Long, 76, died May 4, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital In Cape Girardeau. Born July 26, 1930, in Schuyler, Neb., she was the daughter of the late Jess and Velma Gordon Spence. On Sept. 28, 1984, she married James R. Long who survives of the home...
James McCollum (05/07/07)
BLOOMFIELD - James Ernest McCollum, 68, died May 4, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 16, 1938, at Bloomfield, son of the late Ernest and Lois Black McCollum, he was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield. He was an owner/operator truck driver for over 40 years...
Peggy Sadler (05/07/07)
SIKESTON - Peggy J. Sadler, 71, died May 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 21, 1935, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Webb Kenneth and Roxie Lee Majors DeField, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the Chancel Choir and was a member of the Lamplighter Sunday School Class and a member of various bridge clubs...
Bob Rogers (05/07/07)
GRANT CITY - Robert Bruce "Bob" Rogers, 73, formerly of North Carolina, died at 6:30 p.m. May 5, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 20, 1933, in Fair Bluff, N.C., to the late Ollie and Essie Strickland Rogers, he was a retired millwright. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 828 in Chicago Heights and of the Baptist belief...
Bill Arthur (05/07/07)
MOREHOUSE -- William "Bill" Arthur, 76, died May 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Parma, son of the late Charles William and Emma Douglas Arthur, he was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II. He had been a truck driver for Malone & Hyde before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
Florence Moore (05/07/07)
SIKESTON - Florence Imarene Moore, 92, died May 5, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 3, 1914, in Holcomb, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Flora Oakes Reagor. She attended the First Christian Church and was an active member of the C.W.F. She owned and operated Moore's Ace Hardware in Sikeston before retiring in 1977...
Margaret Pursell (05/07/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services held Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Margaret Jean Pursell, 81, who died May 3, 2007, were: Danny Fraser, David Hartle, Roger Wooten, Kevin Pursell, John Pursell and Steve Cox.
Hershel Akridge (05/07/07)
CATRON -- Hershel Akridge, 89, died May 5, 2007, at his home in Catron. Born April 25, 1918, in Gideon, son of the late James and Lenor Presson, he was a farm laborer. In 1940, he married Kathren Tanner who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, one daughter, one grandson and one great-grandson...