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Obituaries from June 2007

Bill Bryeans (06/01/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- William "Bill" Bryeans, 82, died at 5:24 a.m. May 30, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 11, 1925, at Morley, he was the son of the late Claude Pearl and Ida May Osborn Bryeans. A U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II, he was a retired maintenance supervisor from Sears Youth Center in Poplar Bluff and a member of Providence Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff...
Nadine Shelton (06/01/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Nadine J. Shelton, 66, died June 1, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Helen Hensley (06/01/07)
SIKESTON - Helen C. Hensley, 81, died May 31, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday.
Annabelle Mansker Parmer (06/01/07)
ORAN -- Annabelle Nicole Mansker Parmer, daughter of Stephanie Marie Mansker and Ronnie Floyd Parmer II, died at birth at 6:03 p.m. May 30, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors in addition to her parents include: maternal grandparents, Susan and Allen Mansker Sr. of Oran; paternal grandfather, Ronnie Floyd Parmer Sr. of Thebes, Ill.; and maternal great-grandparents, Wesley and Wanette Daniels of Oran...
Ruth L. Griffey (06/01/07)
DEXTER - Ruth L. Griffey, 85, died May 31, 2007, at her home. Born March 13, 1922, in LaValle, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Gertrude Jones Henson. On June 9, 1940, in Grayridge, she married Roy "Ike" Griffey who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1991...
Baldy Howard (06/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Ronald T. "Baldy" Howard, 48, died May 30, 2007, at the Sells Retirement Home in Matthews. Born April 9, 1958, in Sikeston, to Henry Taylor of Jackson, Tenn. and Bernice Howard of Sikeston, he was a graduate of the Morehouse High School class of 1977. He was a member of New Deliverance Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Paul Findley (06/01/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at the services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Paul J. Findley, 89, who died May 28, 2007, were: Billy Findley, Robert Harbin, Gary Hartsfield, Bobby Welch, Randy Kelley and Terry Brown.
William L. Adams (06/01/07)
NAVARRE, Fla. - William L. Adams, 80, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died May 30, 2007, in Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach. Born Sept. 28, 1926, at Lowndes, Mo., son of the late Oades William and Wilma Howell Adams, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, and was a truck driver with East Texas Motor Freight...
Dora Jackson (06/01/07)
DEXTER -- Dora Jackson, 92, died May 31, 2007, in Bloomfield. Born Nov. 2, 1914, in Como, Miss., the daughter of the late Earl and Eula Bradford Wolfe, she had lived in Como before moving in 1941 to Dexter where she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Ida Smith (06/18/07)
NEW MADRID -- Ida Mae Smith, 62, died June 17, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Mary Guthrie (06/18/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mary Alice Neal Guthrie, 60, died at 6:55 p.m. June 17, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
G.W. Hartlein (06/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Gordon W. "G.W." Hartlein, 81, died June 17, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 8, 1925, in Harmony, Ark., son of the late T.O. and Georgie Hess Hartlein, he was a truck driver for Commercial Trucking before retiring...
Marcus Abernathy (06/18/07)
BENTON - Marcus Daniel Abernathy, 84, formerly of Canalou and Matthews, died June 16, 2007 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 25, 1922 in Ripley, Miss., to the late Oscar L. Abernathy and Georgia Baker Abernathy Vickers, he was a retired farmer. He was a World War II veteran, serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion and Eagles of Sikeston. He was of the Baptist belief...
Debbie Roe (06/18/07)
NEW MADRID -- Deborah Ann "Debbie" Roe, 53, died June 17, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 21, 1954, in Sikeston, daughter of Bill Roe of Lilbourn and the late Rowena Sandlin Roe, she was a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in New Madrid...
Nadine Shelton (06/04/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Nadine James Shelton, 66, died June 1, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 6, 1941, in Portageville, to the late John Henry and Jannie Lee Malone James, she was a member of the Zion Rock Baptist Church...
Dora Jackson (06/04/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Dora Jackson, 92, who died May 31, 2007, were: David Carmack, Kenny Jackson, Scott Wood, John Ockleston, William Jackson and Nick Lance.
Lois Robertson (06/04/07)
PERRYVILLE -- Lois Faye Robertson, 66, died Dec. 9, 2006, at the Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. Born Aug. 24, 1940, in Stuttgart, Ark., to the late Clifton and Lydia Crank Leirer, she was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ belief. On April 17, 1959, in Dexter, she married Clarence Robertson...
Hazel Forman (06/02/07)
MATTHEWS -- Hazel Lorine Forman, 71, died June 2, 2007, at the Medical Center in Fredericktown. Born Oct. 28, 1935, in Amboy, Ill., daughter of the late Lyle K. and Florine E. Wheaton Etheridge, she owned and operated Century Nursing House before retiring. She was a member of New Life Christian Center in Morley...
Herbert Rowell (06/02/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Charles Herbert Rowell, 80, died June 1, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lawrence Vieth (06/02/07)
DEXTER -- Lawrence George Vieth, 88, died May 30, 2007, at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 5, 1918, in Hamburg, Ark., he was the son of the late George William and Lydia Moser Vieth. He first married Vernice Sielert Vieth who preceded him in death...
Helen C. Hensley (06/02/07)
SIKESTON - Helen C. Hensley, 81, died at 3 p.m. May 31, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 8, 1925, in Morehouse, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Bessie Mae Siemer Crosno. A lifelong resident of Sikeston, she had been a bookkeeper and receptionist for Home Oil Co. and was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Kings Daughter Sunday School Class and a former member of Beta Sigma Phi...
Baldy Howard (06/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Ronald T. "Baldy" Howard, 48, died May 30, 2007, at the Sells Retirement Home in Matthews. Born April 9, 1958, in Sikeston, to Henry Taylor of Jackson, Tenn. and Bernice Howard of Sikeston, he was a graduate of the Morehouse High School class of 1977. He was a member of New Deliverance Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Evan Bascombe III (06/08/07)
POPLAR BLUFF - Evan Fonda Bascombe III, 18, died June 4, 2007, at Current River in Ripley County. Born July 29, 1988, in Chicago, to Sharon Jamerson Winters of Poplar Bluff and Evan Bascombe Sr. of Chicago, he attended New Salem Baptist Church in Portageville. ...
Thelma Robertson (06/08/07)
ELSBERRY -- Thelma Juanita Watson Robertson, 90, formerly of Bloomfield, died June 7, 2007, at Elsberry Healthcare Center. Born Jan. 3, 1917, at Bloomfield, to the late John and Atha Norton Bolin, she had been a resident of Elsberry since 1999. She married Earl Watson who preceded her in death...
Freddie Smith (06/08/07)
DEXTER - Freddie Leon Smith, 80, formerly of Bernie, died June 7, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 16, 1927, at Lockheart Ferry, Ark., to the late James Henry and Charlotte Barr McPike Smith, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II...
Mabel Ferguson (06/08/07)
DEXTER - Mabel Ferguson, 87, died June 7, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 4, 1919, at Dexter, to the late Wiley and Ida Bell Carwile Gillis, she had lived most of her life in Dexter, where she was a member of the Church of Christ and had worked as a supervisor at the Stoddard County Sheltered Workshop before her retirement...
Hazel Forman (06/06/07)
MATTHEWS - Pallbearers for funeral services held Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Hazel Lorine Forman, 71, who died June 2, 2007, were: Floyd Powell, James Bode, Charles Reed, Gary Mize and Juan Solis.
Myrtle Foster (06/06/07)
DEXTER -- Myrtle Foster, 77, died June 6, 2007, at her home in rural Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Juanita Pullum (06/06/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Juanita Pullum, 87, died June 5, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Bill W. Ellison (06/06/07)
SIKESTON -- Bill W. Ellison, 63, died at 2:25 a.m. June 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 19, 1943, in Sikeston, son of the late Luther Horace and Alta Lenora Cavins Ellison, he was a sheet metal worker and a member of Sheet Metal Workers' Local 36 of St. Louis. He was a 1961 graduate of Sikeston High School and had also worked for Max Ellison Plumbing and Heating Company for a number of years...
Mary Jackson (06/06/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mary E. Jackson, 77, died June 3, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 28, 1929, in Sentobia, Miss., daughter of the late Lucius and Lucinda Jackson White, she had lived in Missouri for over 50 years. She was an active member for over 47 years of the Opportunity Church of God in Christ in Charleston where she served as vice president of the Mother's Board, a deaconess and a former choir member. She was a foster mother for many years...
Lenda Jordan (06/12/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Lenda Joyce Jordan, 60, died at 6 a.m. June 11, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 1, 1947, in Chicago, to the late Herbert Lee and Irma Ilene Glaspell Jerls, she was a homemaker. She had also worked for 20 years at Himmelberger-...
Sybol McGill (06/12/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Sybol Aurora McGill, 90, died June 11, 2007, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Jan 1, 1917, at Parma, to the late Louis and Anna Groaning Ray, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville. On March 4, 1934, at Parma, she married Robert Carlisle who preceded her in death in 1939. On Oct. 11, 1939, at Paragould, Ark., she married Owen McGill who preceded her in death on July 21, 1990...
Jerry Dicken (06/12/07)
POPLAR BLUFF - Col. Jerry Lee Dicken, 64, died June 3, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 15, 1942, in Butler County, he was of the Protestant belief. He graduated from Poplar Bluff High School and the Kansas City School for Auctioneers, and was a retired auctioneer and farmer...
Anthony Haynes (06/12/07)
DEXTER - Anthony Haynes, 45, died June 11, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Harry Pullum (06/12/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Harry Pullum, 85, who died on June 9, 2007, were: Neil Pullum, Bill Pullum, Joe Baker Jr., Roy Reeves, Brian Overby and Bob Parks.
Weba Blankenship (06/12/07)
KEWANEE - Weba J. Blankenship, 82, died June 11, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Raymond Blue (06/12/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Raymond Blue, 89, died June 12, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Charles Burnett (06/10/07)
MATTHEWS -- Reinterment and memorial services for former Matthews resident Charles Ray Burnett will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Missouri State Veteran's Cemetery at Bloomfield. The Rev. John Goodwin of the Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church will officiate...
Marie Watkins (06/10/07)
MORLEY -- Marie Watkins, 82, died June 8, 2007, at her daughter's home in Morehouse. Born Aug. 20, 1924, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Walter and Norellia McCulley Graham, she had been a cook for Holiday Inn and El Capri motels before her retirement...
R.C. Brooks (06/10/07)
PERRY, Ga. -- Robert Calvin Brooks, 80, died June 3, 2007, in Perry. Born Oct. 12, 1926, in Manilla, Ark., son of the late Arch Franklin and Virginia Mae Robinson Brooks, he was in the furniture business in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a World War II veteran...
Evadna Black (06/20/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Evadna "Vad" Black, 99, formerly of Dexter, died June 16, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 6, 1908, daughter of the late Miner Dickirson and Loda Grimes Dickirson, she was a member of the Ladue Chapel Church, co-founder and past president of Dexter National Bank, and a member of the P.E.O., St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary and Campbell House in St. Louis...
Jerry Byford (06/20/07)
SIKESTON - Jerry Dale Byford, 47, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Aug. 19, 1959, in Sikeston to Shirley Davis Jeffries and the late James O. Byford. He attended Charleston High School where he received his diploma in 1978. ...
Mon McKinney (06/20/07)
MARSTON -- Mon Willer McKinney, 82, died June 15, 2007, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 5, 1924, in Wolf Island, to the late Artie and Ollie Cassel Long, she was a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Marston, where she was the president of the Mission Society and an officer and member of the choir...
Corra Edwards (06/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Corra Mae Edwards, 59, died at 8 p.m. June 17, 2007, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis following a brief illness. Born June 4, 1948, in Dardanelle, Ark., daughter of the late George Edward and Florence Elizabeth Lewis McDonnold, she had worked for 12 years at the Sikeston Rescue Mission. She had previously worked at Calvary Temple Daycare in Sikeston. At the time of her death, she was an associate minister of the House of Prayer General Baptist Church...
Jewell Dowd (06/20/07)
NEW MADRID -- Jewell Dowd died June 19, 2007, at her daughter's home in Cordova, Tenn. The daughter of the late Boyd and Katie Prewitt, she was a member of the Methodist Church of New Madrid. She was married for 58 years to J.D.. Dowd, who preceded her in death in September 2000...
Barbara Landis (06/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Barbara Landis, 86, died June 20, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Gene Ramsey (06/20/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Harold "Gene" Ramsey, 78, died June 18, 2007, at his home. He was born July 20, 1928, in Sikeston, to the late William and Bessie Seifert Ramsey. In 1990 he retired from the Sikeston Power Plant and built Rotary Club and Eagles "welcome signs" in Wappapello...
Hector J. Colon (06/20/07)
COVINGTON, La. -- Hector J. Colon, died June 17, 2007. Beloved husband for 51 years of Mary "Beth" Johnson Colon. father of Wanda Rankin and spouse Dr. Kevin, Eduardo "Eddie" Colon, Elizabeth "Liz" Brett and spouse Tom, Mary Ellen Colon and spouse Jordi Sales, Grace Colon and spouse Peter Noymer. Grandfather of Bill, Taylor, Meg, Mimi, Nicolas, Ben, Kate and Jack...
Carl Jackson (06/20/07)
PARMA -- Carl Edward Wright Jackson, 52, died June 14, 2007, at the Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born Jan. 1, 1955, in Parma, to Norma Jean Jackson Wright of Malden and the late John Allen Wright. Survivors in addition to his mother include: four sisters, Mary Ann Shaw and Tracy Wright of Malden, Susan Smith of Little Rock, Ark. ...
Rita Campagna (06/25/07)
PUXICO - Rita Campagna, 91, died June 24, 2007, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born April 2, 1916, in Shiloh, to the late Walter and Lula Fann Casey, she lived in Memphis, Tenn. and returned to Puxico in 1976. She had worked for 35 years in the audit department of the Sears Department Store in Memphis, and had attended the Puxico United Methodist Church...
Ruth Scherer (06/25/07)
LEAWOOD, Kan. - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Naomi Ruth Scherer, 81, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., who died on June 21, 2007, were: David Gilliland, Jonathan Gilliland, J. Matthew Lynch, Nicholas Scherer, Shannon Holmes and Jim Marshall...
Opal Stickles (06/25/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Opal Stickles, 84, who died on June 22, 2007, were: Joe Anderson, Kent Edwards, Brian McClintock, Calvin Edwards, Keith Coleman and John Shipp...
Beth Butcher (06/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Beth L. Butcher, 51, died June 25, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Lena Keepers (06/05/07)
DEXTER -- Lena Morgan Keepers, 89, died June 3, 2007, at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 6, 1917, in Advance, daughter of the late Floyd Morgan and Mayme Simmons Morgan, she retired from Missouri Department of Social Services in Butler County. ...
James Gregory Sr. (06/05/07)
BENTON - James Lee Gregory Sr., 66, died June 4, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 30, 1940, in Morehouse, to the late Earl Theopolis and Mable Marie Pack Gregory, he had worked for 10 years at Hart's Bakery in Sikeston. ...
Herbert Rowell (06/05/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Pallbearers for services scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Charles Herbert Rowell Sr., 80, who died June 1, 2007, will be: Brian O'Meara, Matt O'Meara, Kevin O'Meara, Paul Scott, Bill Merick and Fred Payne. The Rev. Sue Welborn, pastor of Lake Wappapello Methodist Church, will officiate...
Freda Clemens (06/05/07)
OKLAHOMA CITY - Freda Clemens, 88, died June 2, 2007, in Oklahoma City, Born Oct. 29, 1918, in Chaffee, Mo., to the late Claude and Flo Kinder, she was a homemaker. She was married to Chester O. Clemens Sr., who preceded her in death in 1981. Five brothers, one sister and two sons-in-law also preceded her in death...
Bill W. Ellison (06/05/07)
SIKESTON - Bill W. Ellison, 63, died June 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Brenda Wey (06/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Joyce Wey, 63, died at 6:15 p.m. June 3, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 20, 1944, in Campbell, daughter of the late Almus and Elnor Juanita Cashion Truman, she was a hairdresser for 33 years until her retirement and was owner/operator of Southern Aire Beauty Salon in Sikeston. She was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship in Sikeston where she served as a teacher for the adult Sunday school class...
Lena Keepers (06/04/07)
DEXTER -- Lena Keepers, 89, died June 3, 2007, at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Mary Carpenter (06/04/07)
SHALLOTTE, N.C. -- Mary Royal Council Carpenter, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 1, 2007. Born May 26, 1920, in Sikeston, to the late Floyd and Flora Morrison Royal, she graduated from Sikeston High School in 1937. In 1946 she moved to Anderson, Ind., where she worked for 30 years at Delco Remy Division of General Motors before retiring in 1976 and was actively involved in the Wapehani Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) and was honored as Woman of the Year in 1969. ...
Herbert Rowell (06/04/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Charles Herbert Rowell Sr., 80, died June 1, 2007, at his home in Wappapello. Born Oct. 14, 1926, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Fred P. and Lura Hubbard Rowell, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Army of Occupation of Japan and a Merchant Marine during World War II. He was a self-employed farmer and a member of the Wappapello VFW 3416...
Laura Lea Cook (06/04/07)
MARYSVILLE, Calif. -- Laura Lea Cook, 48, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died suddenly June 2, 2007 at Rideout Hospital in Marysville. Born May 8, 1959, in Jonesboro, Ark., she was the loving daughter of Pat and Mary Lea, formerly of Sikeston, currently residing in Batesville Ark. ...
Marvin Shelton (06/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Marvin Wilbur Shelton, 77, formerly of Sanibel, Fla., died at 4:15 a.m. June 5, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 27, 1929, in West Chicago, son of the late David Wilbur and Irene Lardi Shelton, he had been meat market manager at the National Tea Store and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Ora Teeters (06/07/07)
CIRCLE CITY -- Ora Teeters, 76, died June 3, 2007, at his home in Circle City. Born April 26, 1931, in Circle City, son of the late Ora Lynnville and Floye Mae Rhoda Teeters, he had lived in Essex most of his life. He was a retired automobile mechanic and was a member of the Taylor General Baptist Church near Essex...
Gladys Terry (06/07/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gladys Burney Terry, 73, died at 5:45 p.m. June 6, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born April 2, 1934, in Kentucky, to the late Edward and Fronie Aday Burney, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. On June 15, 1951, at Union City, Tenn., she married James Robert "J.R." Terry, who preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1996...
Luther Whitaker (06/04/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Luther Allen Whitaker, 80, who died May 29, 2007, were: Shawn Conder, Richard Oliver, John Akridge, Johnny Akridge, Jeff Caldwell, Joe Finch, Winford Whitaker, Carl Dugger and Scott Landen...
Juanita Pullum (06/07/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Juanita Pullum, 87, died June 5, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Born Sept. 13, 1920, in Parma, daughter of the late Bluford and Lula Ford, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Portageville. She had owned and operated Pullum Bakery...
Myrtle Foster (06/07/07)
DEXTER -Myrtle "Toots" Foster, 77, died June 6, 2007, at her home in Dexter. Born Oct. 9, 1929, in Michigan, daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Hallmark Williams, she was a homemaker. On July 24, 1946, she married Carl V. Foster, who preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2005...
Evandna Black (06/19/07)
DEXTER -- Evadna Black, 90, formerly of Dexter, died June 16, 2007 at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sikeston City Cemetery. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements...
Ralph Shipley (06/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Ralph Shipley, 94, died June 18, 2007, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Dec. 17, 1912, in Piggott, Ark., son of the late Hugh and Mary Elizabeth Bradall, he had lived in Bloomfield for many years before moving to Sikeston five years ago. He was a farmer and member of the New Beginning Fellowship Church in Sikeston...
Gene Ramsey (06/19/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Harold "Gene" Ramsey, 78, died June 18, 2007, at his home. He was born July 20, 1928, to the late William and Bessie Seifert Ramsey. In 1990 he retired from the Sikeston Power Plant and built Rotary Club and Eagles "welcome signs" in Wappapello...
Kelles Wade (06/19/07)
MINER -- Kelles Lesley Wade, 72, died at 1:35 p.m. Monday at St. Louis University Hospital due to injuries sustained in an accident. Born Jan. 23, 1935, in Luxora, Ark., son of the late Rice William and Lucille Reynolds Wade, he was an elder for the Blodgett Church of Christ. ...
Debbie Roe (06/19/07)
NEW MADRID -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn for Deborah Ann "Debbie" Roe, 53, who died June 17, 2007, will be: Steve Riley, Michael Porter, Steve Baehr, Bobby Taylor, Jimmy Baker and Larry Truelove...
John Lahmann (06/19/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- John Ronald Lahmann, 43, died June 16, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 14, 1963, in Sullivan, son of Chester Roy Sr. and Bonnie Belle McCrocklin Lahmann of Sullivan, he had lived in Bloomfield for the past 16 years. He had worked as assistant plant manager with Paramount Hat Company in Dexter; as plant manager with Korber Hat Company in Fall River, Mass.; and at Wheeler Steel in Morley. He also served with the Missouri National Guard...
Mary Guthrie (06/19/07)
CHARLESTON - Mary Alice Neal Guthrie, 60, died June 17, 2007 at her home. She was born October 9, 1946 in Dogwood to the late John Henry and Manda Mae Bohannon Neal. She lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the First General Baptist Church. She served as a Cub Scout leader for four years to Den 14 of Pack 33, now Troop 323...
Corra Edwards (06/19/07)
SIKESTON - Corra Edwards, 59, died June 17, 2007 at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Home.
Jerry Byford (06/19/07)
SIKESTON - Jerry Dale Byford, 47, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born August 19, 1959, in Sikeston to Shirley Davis Jeffries and the late James O. Byford. He attended Charleston High School where he received his diploma in 1978. ...
Lenda Jordan (06/11/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Lenda J. Jordan, 60, died at 6 a.m. June 11, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Robert Killian (06/11/07)
BROOKLYN, Wis. -- Robert Dale Killian, 61, died June 8, 2007. Born Dec. 5, 1945, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late Charles Everet Killian and Jo E. Wheatley, he was raised in Charleston, Mo., and moved to Madison in the early 1960s. He was a carpenter of 40 years for Local Union in Wisconsin, Charleston Carpentry, Capital Builders and Rohde Construction. He was also a mechanic...
Shorty Leonard (06/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Doyle "Shorty" Leonard, 70, died June 8, 2007, at his home in Portageville. Born May 22, 1937, in Portageville, to the late Ralph and Dora Frazier Leonard, he worked as a commercial fisherman and farmer. On Oct. 8, 1959, in Portageville, he married Anita Mae Sutton, who preceded him in death on May 10, 2003...
Harry Pullum (06/11/07)
ESSEX - Harry Pullum, 85, died June 9, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 8, 1922, in Essex, son the late William A. and Anna May Triplett Pullum, he lived in the Essex and Bloomfield areas most of his life. He was a retired farmer, construction worker and a member of the Assembly of God Church at Birds Corner. ...
Charles Bowles (06/11/07)
EARLE, Ark. - Charles Leon Bowles, 74, died June 9, 2007, at his home. Born March 9, 1933, in Bertrand, Mo., to the late Ottice and Nana Mary Blaylock Bowles, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Earle Church of God and had worked as a mechanic for Peoples Implement in Earle before retiring in 1998...
Mabel Ferguson (06/11/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Mabel Ferguson, 87, who died on June 7, 2007, were: Jason Banken, Lance Banken, Trey Noles, Bobby Snider, Joe Baker and Perry Boyt.
Edsel P. Pruett (06/25/07)
BLOOMFIELD - The Rev. Edsel P. Pruett, 79, formerly of Poplar Bluff, died June 23, 2007, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing. Born June 20,1928, at Bloomfield, to the late Johnny and Mary Osburn Pruett, he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1970, after serving 23 years. ...
Franklin D. Berry (06/25/07)
MORLEY - Franklin D. Berry, 74, died at 11:20 p.m. June 22, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 24, 1933, in Charleston, to the late Jesse Ray and Nellie Bell Hooker Berry, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He owned and worked as an elevator operator for J&F Construction and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 5368 in Morley...
Douglas Reed (06/17/07)
DEXTER - Wayne Reed, 48, died June 13, 2007, at his home in Dexter. Born Aug. 13, 1958, in Poplar Bluff, son of Wafe B. and Virginia Pierce Reed of Dexter, he was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He was a former employee of Tyson Food and Holden Pallet Company, both in Dexter, and several other businesses in the area...
Helen Dodd (06/17/07)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers for services held Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Helen Auda Dodd, 87, who died on June 13, 2007, were: Bill Pierce, Tony Parker, James Price, Tucker Price, Jackie Tucker and Keith Hazel.
Jeanne Pepper (06/17/07)
Jeanne Pepper, 85, died June 15, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 17, 1921, in Flat River, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Eugene and Sue DeGrant Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dexter and Order of Eastern Star member Chapter 385 in Bloomfield...
Lena Matthews (06/17/07)
SIKESTON - Lena Matthews, 97, died at 2 a.m. June 15, 2007, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 10, 1910, in Sikeston, to the late John A. and Annie Matthews, she had lived all her life in Sikeston. She worked at the Scott County Milling Company until retiring at the age of 70...
Virginia Crider (06/17/07)
CHARLESTON - Virginia Crider, 88, died June 14, 2007, at Charleston Manor. Born Sept. 14, 1918, in Philadelphia, Miss., to the late Stennis and Mary Kirkland Clemons. A a resident of Missouri for over 50 years, she was a member of Sanders Chapel AME Church where she served as an usher, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star...
Larry Coatney (06/17/07)
MOREHOUSE - Larry James Coatney, 58, died June 15, 2007, at VA Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Born Aug. 1, 1948, in Morehouse, son of Lilie Whittemore Coatney of Morehouse and the late T.L. Coatney, he was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War in 1968-69. He was a tow motor driver for Arvin Automotive in Dexter...
Rose Spencer (06/24/07)
CHARLESTON - Rose Causey Spencer, 65, died June 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 4, 1941, to the late Frank Henry and Gertrude Causey, she received a bachelor of science degree from Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss. ...
Ruth Scherer (06/24/07)
LEAWOOD, Kan. - Naomi Ruth Scherer, 81, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9:30 a.m. June 21, 2007, at her residence in Leawood. Born March 5, 1926, in Sikeston to the late Fred J. and Hazel Lepley Struwe, she was a homemaker as well as a former Girl Scout leader and member of the Daughters of Isabella. A member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Sikeston, she attended the Church of the Nativity in Leawood since moving there in 2000...
Carl Jackson (06/24/07)
PARMA - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted June 23, 2007, for Carl Edward Wright Jackson, 69, who died June 14, 2007, were Johnny Wright, Roger Wright, David Wright, Michael Wright, Don Wright and Larry Wright. Honorary pallbearers were: Charles Jackson, Desmond Smith, Tommy Donaldson, Isaiah Wright, Duane Thatch and David Thatch...
Juan Spencer (06/24/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Juan Milkeson Spencer, 38, died June 20, 2007, in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 29, 1968, he was the son of Bobby Spencer, who survives, and Rose Spencer, who died June 21, 2007. He attended elementary and high school in the Charleston R-1 School System. After graduating high school in 1986, he received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and also studied at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He was employed by the Department of Human Services in Memphis...
Bonnie Dowler (06/24/07)
PERKINS -- Bonnie Jean Senciboy Dowler, 58, died June 22, 2007, at her home. Born Aug. 6, 1948, at Oran, daughter of Harold Senciboy of Perkins and the late Lucille Wyatt Senciboy, she worked in home repairs. She had worked at the Advance Nursing Center for three years and was a member of the Advance Eagles...
Opal Stickles (06/24/07)
DEXTER - Opal Stickles, 84, died June 22, 2007, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 26, 1922, in Dexter, to the late Ernest and Mabel Jarrells Edwards, she had lived in Dexter most of her life and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Margie Boyle (06/24/07)
BERNIE - Margie Boyle, 85, died June 22, 2007, at the Malden Nursing Center. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Franklin Berry (06/24/07)
MORLEY - Franklin Berry, 74, died 11:20 p.m. June 22, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Novalene Hann (06/24/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted June 23, 2007, at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Novalene Hann, 69, who died June 16, 2007, were: Michael McDonald, Norman Hann Jr., Sean Creado, Nathan McDonald, Randy Oliver and Brandon McDonald...
Bill Brantley (06/24/07)
CHARLESTON - William H. "Bill" Brantley Jr., 80, died June 22, 2007, at his home in rural Charleston. Born May 17, 1926, in East Prairie to the late William H. "Ben" and Lorene Harold Brantley, he had lived in Mississippi County his entire life where he had been employed with the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and the Ameren (Union Electric) Company until his retirement. He was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church...
Glouria Hammock (06/24/07)
VAN BUREN -- Pallbearers at services held Friday for Glouria Hammock, formerly of Sikeston, who died June 21, 2007, were: Jesse Hammock, Shay Borders, Matt Bedell, Andrew Bedell, Eddie Hedge and Francisco Tartabini.
John Lahmann (06/22/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for John Ronald Lahmann, 43, who died June 16, 2007, were: Chester Lahmann Jr., Mark Lahmann, Jacob Lahmann, Andrew Lahmann, Drew Lund and Paul Witt.
Ethel Ellis (06/22/07)
NEW MADRID -- Ethel Earlene Aston Ellis, 89, died June 21, 2007, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Oct. 9, 1917, at Houlka, Miss., daughter of the late Charles P. and Lula Matilda Higginbotham Aston, she had been chief operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 31 years. She was an Honorary Life Member of Communications Workers of America, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 595 in New Madrid. She belonged to the VFW and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of New Madrid...
Sandra Hall (06/22/07)
LILBOURN -- Sandra Kay Hall, 48, died June 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 2, 1959, in Gideon, daughter of Mary Lou Sawyer Wilson of Lilbourn and the late J.W. Wilson, she was a member of New Life Ministries in New Madrid...
Ida Smith (06/22/07)
HOWARDVILLE -- Ida Mae Smith, 62, died June 17, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1945, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Joe Arnold and Pauline Young Jones, she attended the First Baptist Church of Howardville. In 1985, she married Sollie Smith of Kewanee, who died May 19, 2001...
Ruby Scherer (06/22/07)
LEAWOOD, Kan. - Ruth Scherer, 81, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 21, 2007, at her residence in Leawood. Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Thomas L. Bolin (06/15/07)
BERNIE - Thomas L. Bolin, 82, passed away at his residence in Bernie, June 12, 2007, at the age of 82, due to long illness. Born Dec. 2, 1924 in Obion, Tenn., son of the late A. J. and Myrl Hanks Bolin, he served in the U. S. Navy at the age of 17, before moving his family to the Bernie area. ...
Jeanne Pepper (06/15/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Jeanne Pepper, 85, died June 15, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Larry Coatney (06/15/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Larry Coatney, 58, died June 15, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Marietta L. Gilmer (06/15/07)
CHAFFEE - Marietta L. Gilmer, 87, died at 11:40 p.m. June 13, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 17, 1920, to the late Carl William and Laura Lena Webb Mantel, she was a retired florist and had owned and operated Gilmer's Flowers and Gifts and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Mildred Young (06/15/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mildred Young, 101, died June 14, 2007, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born June 24, 1905, in Portageville, the daughter of Thomas and Mattie Atwill Baker, she was a retired school teacher, had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Portageville since May 19, 1940, and was a past worthy matron of the Eastern Star...
Mary Parker (06/15/07)
SIKESTON - Mary Francis Parker, 72, died June 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 28, 1934, in Grenada, Miss., daughter of the late Frank and Mary Mitchell Williamson Sr., she was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church in Canalou...
Hazel Crader (06/15/07)
SCOTT CITY - Hazel Ethel Crader, 72, died at 2:20 a.m. June 14, 2007, at her home. Born May 5, 1935, in Cherryville, to the late Floyd and Edith Pyatt Harvey, she was a housewife. On Jan. 29, 1969, at Cape Girardeau, she married Billy Gene Crader who preceded her in death on June 21, 1993...
Lena Matthews (06/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Lena Matthews, 97, died June 15, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Buddy Fields (06/14/07)
NEW MADRID - Don William "Buddy" Fields, 81, died June 12, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born, May 18, 1926, in Hornersville, son of the late Henry and Edith Crow Fields, he was a retired deck hand for Hufman Towing. In 1948, in New Madrid, he married Joy Fields Sweet, who preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 1987...
Rayburn Wilson (06/14/07)
ESSEX - Rayburn Gene Wilson, 64, died at 8 p.m. June 12, 2007, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 13, 1943, at Malden, he was the son of the late Elmer Albert Lee and Elsie Ada Wilcoxson Wilson. A lifelong resident in this area, he was a retired self-employed farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve...
Barbara Shelton (06/14/07)
MINER - Barbara Ann Shelton, 78, formerly of Sanibel, Fla., died at 9:35 a.m. June 12, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 22, 1928, in Elgin, Ill., to the late Chester Otto and Lillian Dieke Henriksen Sr., she had worked in nursing homes as a dietitian and was an active member of Delta Area Blind...
Burly G. Brown (06/21/07)
DEXTER - Burly G. Brown, 73, died June 20, 2007 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 12, 1934, in Kennett, son of the late Conrad and Bessie Wills Brown, he was a farmer for many years and a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dexter...
Barb Landis (06/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Barbara Ellen Woods Landis, 86, died June 20, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 7, 1921, in Fruitland, daughter of the late Ray and Blanche Farr Woods, she had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City and was currently a member of the Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sikeston. She attended Southeast Missouri State University, taught in a one-room school in Fruitland, and later taught in the Granite City, Ill., school system for 20 years...
Hector J. Colon (06/21/07)
COVINGTON, La. -- Hector J. Colon, died June 17, 2007. Beloved husband for 51 years of Mary "Beth" Johnson Colon. father of Wanda Rankin and spouse Dr. Kevin of Sikeston, Mo., Eduardo "Eddie" Colon, Elizabeth "Liz" Brett and spouse Tom, Mary Ellen Colon and spouse Jordi Sales, Grace Colon and spouse Peter Noymer. Grandfather of Bill, Taylor, Meg, Mimi, Nicolas, Ben, Kate and Jack...
Jack Powell (06/21/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jack Powell, 65, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 16, 2007, in Nashville. He was the son of the late Ernest and Grace Powell. Survivors include: his wife, Jenifer Susie Powell of Nashville; one son, Dusty Powell of Sikeston; one daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa and Kevin Randolph of Springfield; one brother, Charles Powell of Nashville; one sister, Mary Watson of Parma, Mo.; and 15 grandchildren...
Glouria Hammock (06/21/07)
VAN BUREN -- Glouria Dell Hammock, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died June 21, 2007, at Riverways Manor in Van Buren. Born June 5, 1927, in Ralls, Texas, daughter of the late Jesse and Bonnie Woodard Whited, she was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she taught Sunday school for many years...
Ralph Shipley (06/21/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Son Funeral Home in Dexter for Ralph Shipley, 94, who died June 18, 2007, were: Justin Martin, David Morse, Herman Morse, David Tyson, Darrell Bostic and Johnny McCully.
Kelles Wade (06/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Kelles Lesley Wade, 72, who died June 18, 2007, were: Mark Adam Wade, Tom Wade, Ted Wade, Aaron Wade, Tim Wade, Blake Wade, Ross Baker, Lee Lavalle and Jason Byrd. Honorary pallbearers were: Howard Stafford, Jack Watkins, Curtis Carter, Shawn Byrd and Phil Deason...
Mary Johnson (06/21/07)
RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Mary Helen Johnson, 59, died June 18, 2007, at Heathfield Hospital in Riverdale. Born Dec. 28, 1947, in LaForge, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Charlie and Hazel Thomas Bell. She married Marcus Johnson who survives of the home...
Bobby Sullivan (06/21/07)
NEW MADRID - Bobby J. Sullivan, 39, died June 17, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1967, in Hayti to Bobby and Martha Moore Sullivan, he was a volunteer firefighter, CERT coordinator and T-ball coach. On June 16, 1991 he married Elizabeth Plymate, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter, Jessica Marie Sullivan of the home; two brothers, Troy Sullivan of Clarkton and Rodney Sullivan of New Madrid; and one sister, Angie Hill of New Madrid...
James Fleeman (06/21/07)
ALVIN, Texas -- James Lynn Fleeman, 64, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died June 15, 2007. Born Dec. 17, 1942, in Manila, Ark., he was the son of Cecil and Wanda Bollinger Fleeman. He married Pauletta Joyce Fleeman who survives Alvin. Survivors include: two sons, James Edward Fleeman of League City and Jeremy Lynn Fleeman of Alvin; one daughter, Jamie Leah Fleeman Minton of Alvin; and seven grandchildren...
Novalene Hann (06/21/07)
DEXTER - Novalene Hann, 69, died June 21, 2007, at her daughter's home in Dexter. Born Aug. 30, 1937, in Alco, Ark., to the late Ervil O. and Chloe Chadwick Branscum, she lived in Stoddard County for many years, moving to Dexter in 1966 and worked as a waitress at Ella's Cafe...
Frances Holsinger (06/21/07)
FRONT ROYAL, Va. -- Frances Catherine Holsinger, 93, died June 20, 2007, at the Lynn Care Center in Front Royal. Born June 22, 1913, in New Market, daughter of the late Milton Strickler and Minnie Baker, she was a charter member of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church and had retired after working 35 years as an AVON representative...
Sandra Hall (06/21/07)
LILBOURN -- Sandra Hall, 48, died June 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Merlene Whorton (06/14/07)
CHAFFEE -- Merlene Whorton, formerly of Morley, died at 1:25 a.m. June 13, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1928, in Selmer, Tenn., daughter of the late John Edward and Annie Jones Wyatt, she retired from Thorngate in Chaffee, where she worked as a presser, in 1990. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Morley VFW Post 5368...
Mamie Hendrix (06/14/07)
ORAN - Mamie Claire Hendrix, 81, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:29 p.m. June 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 13, 1924, at Hornsby, Tenn., to the late James Walter and Callie Wilson Moore, she was a member of the Morley Baptist Church...
Clara Hefner (06/14/07)
DELTA -- Clara Mae Hefner, 86, died at 8:20 p.m. June 12, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 21, 1921, in Marian, Ill., daughter of the late Charley and Lou Etta Fowler Goodall, she was a retired outside sole cutter at Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wyatt and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chaffee VFW Post 3127...
Wayne D. Reed (06/14/07)
DEXTER -- Wayne D. Reed, 48, died June 13, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Helen Dodd (06/14/07)
MOREHOUSE - Helen Dodd, 87, died at 12:34 a.m., June 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1919, in Lilbourn, to the late William Richard and Mary Ann Prather Decker, she was a self-employed hairdresser and had also worked for over 12 years at Houchin's Donuts in Sikeston. She had been a member of the Morehouse Church of Christ and Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Thomas Bolin (06/14/07)
BERNIE - Thomas Bolin, 82, died June 12, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Opal Bartholomew (06/27/07)
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. - Lennie Opal Stilley Cantwell Bartholomew, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2007, in Fayetteville "My appearance into this world came on a cold, blustery day, March 21, 1916, the first day of spring. I don't know if the weather was a portent of the stormy, eventful life I would lead, or that birth on the first day of spring was an assurance that my heart would remain forever young. "...
Margie L. Boyle (06/27/07)
BERNIE - Margie L. Boyle, 85, died June 22, 2007, in the Malden Nursing Center at Malden. Born Nov. 26, 1921, at Bernie, daughter of the late James Walter and Maude Belle Bonner Livingston, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie...
James Freeland (06/27/07)
MURRAY, Ky. - Pallbearers for services for James H. Freeland, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., who died on June 25, 2007, will be: Wayne Mays, Danny Mays, Luke Copeland, Chad Freeland, John Olson, Myron Huitt, Wayne Huitt and Larry Huitt. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday...
Sally Fisher (06/13/07)
EL PASO, Texas -- Sally W. Fisher, 84, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died June 5, 2007, in El Paso. Born June 3, 1923, in Morehouse, daughter of the late W.T. "Ducky" and Nellie Edwards Wofford, she graduated from Morehouse High School and attended Chillicothe Business College. ...
Helen Dodd (06/13/07)
SIKESTON - Helen Dodd, 87, died at 12:43 a.m., June 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Pete Blue (06/13/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Raymond Earl "Pete" Blue, 89, died at 8:52 a.m. June 12, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 6, 1918, at Farrenburg in New Madrid County, son of the late William Henry and Geneva Harr Blue, he retired from the railroad where he worked in telecommunications. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in East Prairie and was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II...
Weba Blankenship (06/13/07)
NEW MADRID -- Weba Ross Blankenship, 82, died June 11, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 27, 1924, in Carson, Ark., the daughter of the late Byron and Minnie Ross, she grew up in Marie, Ark., and then moved with her family to Kewanee in 1939. ...
Anthony Haynes (06/13/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Anthony Haynes, 45, died June 11, 2007, in Dexter. Born May 13, 1962, in Dexter, son of James and Willeadean Huddleston Haynes of Essex, he was a truck driver for U.S. Food and affiliated with the Faith Lutheran Church On Oct. 2, 1982, in Bloomfield, he married Linda Holder, who survives of the home...
Juanita V. Capps (06/13/07)
LUBBOCK, Texas - Juanita Veda Capps, 92, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died June 11, 2007, at Lubbock. Born May 17, 1915, at Bloomfield, to the late Justin and Ellen Whitledge Magee, she graduated from Bloomfield High School. She had worked and attended classes at Missouri University and University of Michigan. She was a federal government employee, library board member and public school teacher. In 1996 she moved to Lubbock where she was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church...
Samantha Fitzgerald (06/28/07)
SIKESTON - Samantha Ann Fitzgerald, 34, died June 26, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 21, 1972, in Sikeston, the daughter of Samuel Melvin Crider and JoAnne Payne Crider, both of Sikeston, she had worked as a retail sales clerk for women's clothing stores...
Troy Stagner (06/28/07)
VILLA RICA, Ga. -- Troy Dale Stagner, 62, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 25, 2007, at Wellstar Hospital in Douglasville. Born Feb. 5, 1945, son of the late Lurton H. Stagner and Roberta Stagner of Poplar Bluff, Mo., he was a loss verification supervisor for Field Operations Center East and belonged to the Carrollton Presbyterian Church in Carrollton...
Geraldine Anders (06/28/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Geraldine M. Anders, 79, died June 25, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 28,1928, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late John Leroy and Mellie Jane Rogers Alexander. On Aug. 28, 1976, at Wardell, she married Raymond Thomas Anders who preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1999...
Bart Simmons (06/28/07)
SIKESTON - Bart Edward Simmons Jr., 68, died at 4:48 p.m., June 27, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Juanita Barber (06/28/07)
ESSEX - Juanita Barber, 81, died June 26, 2007, at the Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 23, 1925, in East Prairie, daughter of the late William Harvey and Blanche Thompson Peppers, she had lived in Essex most of her life and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Alta Winstead (06/28/07)
BERNIE -- Alta Winstead, 92, died June 28, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Eunice Busby (06/28/07)
DEXTER -- Eunice Gertrude Busby, 72, died June 25, 2007, at her home. Born June 8, 1935, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Phillip A. and Josie Myers Dees, she was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church and a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company, both in Dexter...
Peggy Brown (06/26/07)
SIKESTON - Peggy Brown, 68, formerly of Dunklin County, died June 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 6, 1939, at Holcomb, daughter of the late Raymond and Melissa James Samples, she was a homemaker. On April 2, 1955, in Hernando, Miss., she married Denver Brown, who survives of the home...
Eunice G. Busby (06/26/07)
DEXTER -- Eunice G. Busby, 71, died June 26, 2007, at her home in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jim Watson (06/26/07)
NEW MADRID - James "Jim" Watson, 57, died June 9, 2007, at Veterans Hospital in Topeka, Kan. Born Nov. 14, 1949, in New Madrid, he was the son of Bonita Shaw of New Madrid. Survivors in addition to his mother include: one son, Jim Watson of Madison, Wis.; one daughter, Terry Watson of Elvins; two brothers, Michael Watson of Imperial and Gerald Shaw of New Madrid; one sister, Rhonda Riggs of New Madrid; and three grandchildren...
G.W. Hartlein (06/26/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home for Gordon "G.W." Hartlein, 81, who died on June 17, 2007, were: Ken Hartlein, Jerry Hartlein, Larry Hartlein, Rodney Hartlein, Jeff Hartlein and Conley Laster.
Dan Summerfield Sr. (06/26/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charles "Dan" Summerfield Sr., 54, died June 25, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 10, 1953, at St. Louis, to the late Paul Charles and Lilly Christine Hale Summerfield, he was the director of property for Nye Management Company of St. Louis...
James H. Freeland (06/26/07)
MURRAY, Ky. - James Henry Freeland, 77, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 2 p.m. June 25, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 3, 1929, in Bertrand, Mo., to the late James H. and Katie Stovall Freeland, he was a technical supervisor for Potlatch/Tetra Pak for 29 years, and retired in 1987. He was of the Missionary Baptist belief...
Ethel Ellis (06/26/07)
NEW MADRID - Memorial services for Ethel Ellis, who died June 21, 2007, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church in New Madrid. The Rev. Thad Grimstead will officiate. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid. Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid is in charge of arrangements...
Beth Butcher (06/26/07)
SIKESTON - God reached down and gently lifted Beth Lauraine Butcher, 51, up to Heaven on June 25, 2007. She was born Oct. 1, 1955, in Lincoln, Kan., the daughter of the late Armin and Ruth Sauerteig Bolte. She attended Ava High School in Ava, and earned her bachelor's degree in education at the School of the Ozarks in Branson...
Thomas Gregory Sr. (06/30/07)
BENTON - Thomas Wayne Gregory Sr., 63, died at 4:33 a.m. June 29, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 11, 1943, at Morehouse, to the late Mable Marie Pack and Earl Theopolis Gregory, he was a plumber and a plumbing instructor at Florida State Correctional Facility. He was of the Baptist belief, affiliated with Eagle Christian Mission Church and a lifetime member of N.R.A. and Bassmasters...
Bonnie Jean Manning (06/30/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bonnie Jean Manning, 60, died at 3:30 a.m. June 30, 2007, at her home. Born April 29, 1947, at Indianapolis, Ind., daughter of James A Bolden of East Prairie and the late Edith M. Chastain Bolden, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in East Prairie...
Juanita Barber (06/30/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Juanita Barber, 81, who died on June 26, 2007, were: Mark Merrick, Ricky Merrick, Donney Benthal Sr., Donney Benthal Jr., Lance Crafton and Jim Miller...
Bart Simmons (06/30/07)
SIKESTON - Bart Edward Simmons Jr., 68, died June 27, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center emergency room. Born July 12, 1938, in Raleigh, Miss., son of the late Bart and Linnie Brown Simmons, he was a member of Grand Avenue 7th Day Adventist Church and was employed at Ferguson Medical Group for 25 years...
Lillian Maevers (06/30/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Lillian Lorraine Maevers, 89, died June 29, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Jan. 19, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Angus Teddy and Alpha Mae Lufcy Baldwin, she was a 1936 graduate of Central High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Samantha Fitzgerald (06/29/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at Garden of Memories Cemetery for Samantha Ann Fitzgerald, 34, who died on June 26, 2007, were: Michael Penley, Mark Bilderback, David Franklin, David Jones, John Skelton and Matt Dowland. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Alta Winstead (06/29/07)
BERNIE - Alta Mildred Winstead, 92, died June 28, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born June 5, 1915, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Joseph Verni and Gertrude Lemons Cornelison, she was a homemaker and a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Bernie. She taught Sunday School for many years at Northside and also at Essex First Baptist Church...
Margaret Painter (06/29/07)
ORLANDO, Fla. - Margaret Painter, 85, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died June 27, 2007. Born in 1922, the daughter of the late John and Armilda Crawford (Heacker) Jack of Knoxville, Tenn., she was a homemaker, and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Portageville. In 2006, she moved to Orlando...
Ashley Valdez (06/29/07)
ADELANTO, Calif. - Ashley Nicole Valdez, 10, died June 24, 2007, at Loma Linda Hospital in California. Born March 4, 1997, in Anaheim, to Carlos Enrique and Gail Joann Farris Valdez of Adelanto, she was a fourth grade student at West Side Elementary in Adelanto...