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Obituaries from August 2007

Norris Temples (08/06/07)
DUDLEY - Norris Temples, 89, died Aug. 3, 2007 at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1917 near Dexter, he was the son of the late Elmer and Miza Garner Temples. He was a member of the People's Full Gospel Assembly Church in Dudley and a retired backhoe operator and farmer...
Earl Wade (08/06/07)
BLODGETT - Earl Rice "Junior" Wade, 76, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Luxora, Ark., to the late Rice William and Anna Lucille Reynolds Wade, he had worked at Fabick Equipment Co. ...
Timothy James (08/06/07)
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. -- Timothy G. James, 38, formerly of Mendota, died at 3 p.m. Aug. 3, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born Aug. 30, 1968, in Port Hueneme, Calif., to Terry James and Saundra Dollar James of Sikeston, he was a 1987 graduate of Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Mo. ...
Donald Taylor (08/06/07)
SIKESTON - Donald Taylor, 71, died Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 18, 1936, in Reyno, Ark., the son of Lillie King Taylor of Sikeston and the late Dempse Taylor, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Baptist faith. He had worked for Chambers Electric before retiring...
Martha Snowden (08/06/07)
CHARLESTON - Martha Alice Snowden, 80, died Aug. 5, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 14, 1926, in the Lusk Chapel community, to the late Charles Dunning and Clara Bell Brawner Martin, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and a member of the First Baptist Church of Charleston. She was employed as a nurse for 50 years before retiring from VNA in 1998...
Karen Vaughn (08/06/07)
CANALOU - Karen Elaine Vaughn, 54, died Aug. 4, 2007 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 22, 1952 in Poplar Bluff, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Tucker. She was of the General Baptist belief and a licensed practical nurse. She worked as a scrub nurse for Missouri Delta Medical Center...
George Woollums (08/06/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - George Thomas Woollums, 67, died Aug. 3, 2007 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 23, 1940, in Kennett, to the late George Andrew and Lily Harmon Woollums, he was a Navy veteran and was retired from Noranda Aluminum...
Kathryn Sanders (08/06/07)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Kathryn McKay Sanders, five months, died unexpectedly Aug. 2, 2007 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. She was born Feb. 21, 2007, in Fort Walton Beach, to John and Jan Sanders. Kathryn is survived by her parents; two sisters, Caroline Sanders and Julia Sanders; one brother, Sterling Sanders; and grandparents, Donald Eugene and Donna Jean Sanders of Florida and Otto and Jan Hildebrand of Missouri...
Anna Vails (08/27/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Anna Laura Vails, 85, who died on Aug. 23, 2007, were: Brent Burleson, Kirk Rehkop, Glenn Hueckel, Luther George, Jeffery Hueckel and David Westmorlan.
Ruby Stark (08/27/07)
CHARLESTON -- Ruby M. Stark, 86, died at 5:50 a.m. Aug. 27, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Margaret Crowden (08/27/07)
BELL CITY -- Margaret Marie Crowden, 64, died Aug. 27, 2007, at her daughter's home in Morley. Born Sept. 16, 1942, in Big Prairie, daughter of the late Monviul Dentin and Etheline Green Morgan, she was a member of the General Baptist Church in Randles...
Dick Davis (08/27/07)
ORAN - Dick Davis, 94, died at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25, 2007, at his daughter's home in Chaffee. Born Dec. 2, 1912, in Batesville, Miss., to the late James and Lula Bankston Davis, he was a retired self-employed farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran...
Paul McWilliams (08/27/07)
BOISE, Idaho -- A friend of the community and veterinarian for 29 years at Orchard Animal Clinic Boise, Paul McWilliams, left us suddenly Wednesday evening, Aug. 22, 2007, of natural causes at St. Luke's Hospital. Born April 20, 1942, Paul was raised on a farm in Sikeston, Mo. He always loved and cared for the animals there and went on to receive his veterinary degree from the University of Missouri in 1968...
Dorothy Clayton (08/27/07)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Kathryn Clayton, 93, died Aug. 25, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born June 19, 1914, in Hayti, daughter of the late Rev. Allen Dodd Rankin and Anna Parker Rankin. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught the Philathia Sunday School Class for several years, Eastern Star, Missouri State Teachers Association and Daughters of the American Revolution. ...
Vi Bono (08/01/07)
ST. LOUIS - Ruth "Vi" Gloth Bono, 97, died July 26, 2007, in St. Louis. Born Nov. 27, 1909, in Whitewater, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Emma Hahn Gloth. She first married George W. Yount who preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1993. She later married Vito Bono who preceded her in death on June 11, 1997...
Marlene Halstead (08/01/07)
CORYDON, Ky. -- Marlene Ann Halstead, 62, died at 8:48 p.m. July 30, 2007, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson. She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. She was married for 41 years to Clint W. Halstead, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter, Andrea Torillo of West Hartford, Conn., two sons, Clint W. ...
Janette Tucker (08/01/07)
CHARLESTON -- Janette Kohliem Tucker, 45, died July 27, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born June 18, 1962, in Chicago, to the late William Kohliem and Blanche Bolden. On March 21, 1997, she married Allen Tucker who survives...
Joe Haynes (08/01/07)
CHARLESTON - Joe Willie Haynes, 77, died July 29, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 28, 1930, in Greenville, Miss., to the late Joy McCray and Susie Haynes, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri and had been employed with Jim Thurmond Farms for over 53 years...
Maria Lawson (08/01/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Maria Antonita Lawson, 83, who died July 27, 2007, were: Andrew Lawson, Rich Burgdorf, Brad Anderson, Chris Stinnett, Mark Madigan and John Blakely...
Kierstie Williamson (08/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Kierstie LeeAnn Williamson, 21, died July 29, 2007, near Morley, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Born July 30, 1985, at Fort Walton Beach, Fla., she was the daughter of Kenneth Watkins of Morley and Janet DuCoeur of Sikeston...
Samuel Hector (08/18/07)
NEW MADRID -- Samuel Huey Hector, 82, died Aug. 16, 2007, in a vehicle accident near Matthews. Born March 24, 1925, in Kaiser, Ark., he was the son of the late Samuel McCormick and Della Bell Hector. A member of American Legion Post No. 595, Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Disabled Veterans Association, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star...
Gary Mainord (08/18/07)
NEW MADRID -- Gary Wayne Mainord, 55, died Aug. 16, 2007, at his home. Born June 3, 1952, in Sikeston, to Jimmie Lee and Bernice Bledsoe Mainord of Lilbourn, he was a member of the American Legion Post 595 and Eagles Aerie 4206. A 1971 graduate of Lilbourn High School, he was a farmer and lived his entire life in New Madrid County...
Larry Vaughn (08/18/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Larry D. Vaughn, 65, died Aug. 15, 2007, at his home near Bloomfield. Born Dec. 5, 1941, at Dexter, son of the late Arthur Lee and Ruby Maze Vaughn, he was a retired farmer having worked for Aslin Farms of Bloomfield for several years. He attended St. Joe General Baptist Church at Idalia and was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam...
Ernest Corder (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Ernest R. Corder, 81, died Aug. 12, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 18, 1926, in Milan, Tenn., son of the late William and Annie Corder, he was a veteran of World War II. On Sept. 2, 1950, he married Nellie Carter who survives of the home...
Priscillia Gott (08/10/07)
DEXTER -- Priscilla Ann Gott, 81, died Aug. 8, 2007, at her home. Born April 9, 1926, in Dover, Ark., daughter of the late Sam and Cassie Hollabaugh Gillam, she was a homemaker. She was first married to Chester West. She later married Eugene Gott on Sept. 19, 1949, at Dover, who preceded her in death on July 13, 2001...
Freda Courter (08/10/07)
DEXTER - Freda M. Courter, 81, died Aug. 9, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 10, 1925, in Gideon, daughter of the late Adrian and Gertrude Nelson Fleetwood, she was a housewife and a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Jerry Smith (08/10/07)
MORLEY -- Jerry W. Smith, 69, died Aug. 9, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Joyce Liebl (08/10/07)
SIKESTON - Joyce Liebl, 58, died Aug. 10, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Bud Cogdill (08/10/07)
FENTON - Granvel Marcus "Bud" Cogdill, 83, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10 p.m. Aug. 8, 2007, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 6, 1924, at Williford, Ark., to the late James F. and Roxa Muriel Cannon Cogdill, he had lived most of his life in the St. Louis area where he was employed with a paper factory until his retirement and was a member of the Teamsters Union...
Carmelita Rolwing (08/10/07)
CHARLESTON -- Carmelita L. Rolwing, 90, died Aug. 10, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Charles Lasters (08/14/07)
SIKESTON - Charles Lasters, 69, died Aug. 13, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Joyce Liebl (08/14/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Joyce Liebl, 58, who died Aug. 10, 2007, were: Tony Neeley, James Wild Jr., Chris Carpenter, Tiffany Carpenter, Clifford Carpenter and Natalie Sigman.
Johnnie Miller (08/14/07)
SIKESTON - Johnnie Katherine Miller, 70, died Aug. 13, 2007, at her daughter's home near Benton. Born March 13, 1937, at Marked Tree, Ark., daughter of the late William and Dortch Hilliard Jester, she was a member of The Christian Tabernacle in Sikeston and was employed for 22 years as a nurse's aide for the Visiting Nurses Association...
Glenda Herring (08/14/07)
SIKESTON - Glenda K. Herring, 60, passed away Aug. 12, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Jefferson and Goldie Rodgers Scott. She had attended First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Dale May (08/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Lacy Dale May, 66, died Aug. 7, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 7, 1940, in Gideon, son of the late David Allen and Flo Phena Bateman May, he was a member of Smith Avenue Church of God. He was a diesel mechanic for Hedrick Concrete and Clayton Farm Services before retiring...
Ruby Lee Johnson (08/09/07)
WYATT -- Ruby Lee Summers Johnson, 83, died at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 8, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1923, in Decatur County, Tenn., daughter of the late Sam and Jennie May Monday Hamilton, she had lived in Wyatt since 1972 and was of the Baptist belief...
Bill Mouser (08/09/07)
MORLEY -- Bill E. Mouser, 76, died at 4:47 p.m. Aug. 7, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 5, 1930, at Randles, son of the late Edward Oliver and Clora Frances Dees Mouser, he was a retired operating engineer of heavy equipment for the Local 513 in Cape Girardeau and was a member of the Sikeston Gospel Assembly in Sikeston...
Helen L. Murray (08/09/07)
NEW MADRID - Helen L. Murray, 88, died Aug. 6, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 2, 1919, in New Madrid, she was a resident of New Madrid for 85 years and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church in New Madrid. On May 31, 1941, she married Homer Murray, who preceded her in death...
Dora Sweet (08/09/07)
NEW MADRID - Dora Sweet, 70, died Aug. 8, 2007, at her home. Born April 6, 1937, in Senatobia, Miss., daughter of the late Howard Vance and Grace Shy, she was of the Pentecostal belief and had worked at Missouri Delta Medical Center in the laundry department before retiring...
Mary Slayden (08/09/07)
CHAFFEE -- Mary Magdalene Slayden, 84, died at 3:58 a.m. Aug. 7, 2007, in the emergency room of Southeast Missouri State Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 10, 1922, at Chaffee, to the late Frank Stanley and Pearl Watson Moore, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chaffee and Chaffee Eastern Star No. 48...
Shirley Davidson (08/09/07)
DUDLEY -- Shirley Ann Fowler Davidson, 71, died Aug. 8, 2007, at her home. Born Feb. 1, 1936, at Ash Hill, daughter of the late John Everett and Nancy Wade Joiner, she was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene at Dexter. She was the former operator of the Dexter Bus Station and had worked as a certified nursing assistant with the Vintage Villa Nursing Center and the Dexter Nursing Center...
Bud Cogdill (08/09/07)
FENTON - Granvel Marcus "Bud" Cogdill, 83, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10 p.m. Aug. 8, 2007, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday until time for services at 11 a.m. at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston...
Edith Midgett (08/21/07)
DEXTER - Edith Lilly Midgett, 85, formerly of Risco, died Aug. 20, 2007, at her home. Born Feb. 25, 1922, in Oil Trough, Ark., to the late Willie and Bessie Williams Wallace, she was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Risco. On Oct. 16, 1943, at New Madrid, she married Charles Aubry Midgett, who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1977...
Charles Bixler (08/21/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charles L. Bixler, 73, who died on Aug. 18, 2007, will be: Ron Schilly, Tom Dismuke, Bill Purdy, Charles McCann, Jack Bixler and Harley Bixler...
Wesley Jones (08/21/07)
JACKSON - Wesley Leon Jones, 51, died Aug. 20, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Leota Calvin (08/21/07)
SIKESTON - Leota Anderson Calvin, 87, died at 2:50 a.m. Aug. 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Wyatt, to the late Alvie and Ada Belle Crews Anderson, she graduated from Charleston High School, was a lifelong member of the Bess Truman Club and volunteered at Sells Rest Home for 10 years. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she had been a Sunday school teacher for many years...
Harold Sietman (08/21/07)
ORAN -- Harold Sietman, 79, died Aug. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Billy Beck (08/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Billy Bob Beck, 73, died Aug. 19, 2007, at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 31, 1933, in Matthews, son of the late Spurlin and Birdie Agnes Duke Beck Sr., he was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church. He had attended Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, Ark. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany and England. He had been a custodian for Wal-Mart and Sikeston Public Schools until his retirement...
Charles Hawkins (08/21/07)
ADVANCE - Charles Dillard Hawkins, 69, died Aug. 19, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 15, 1938, at Brownwood, son of the late Charles A. and Lula Kirk Hawkins, he was a foreman for the Missouri Highway Department in Advance and retired after 35 years of service. A 1956 graduate of Advance High School, he was a member of the Elks Lodge in Dexter and the Advance Eagles...
LaFayette McCoy (08/21/07)
BENTON -- LaFayette McCoy, 88, died at 1:46 a.m. Aug. 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 23, 1918, in Tuckerman, Ark., son of the late Fayette and Mary Ella Brandon McCoy, he was a machinist and had been employed with Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan. ...
Lucy Wilson (08/21/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lucy Wilson, 90, died at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 19, 2007, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1917, at Wolf Island, to the late Charles D. and Rosa Mae Rice Wilson, she was a retired registered nurse. She worked at the Native Service Hospital in Dillingham, Alaska before moving back to Mississippi County in 1973. ...
Karen Vaughn (08/05/07)
CANALOU - Karen Vaughn, 54, died Aug. 4, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Mae Kersey (08/05/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mae Kersey, 96, died at 6:05 a.m. Aug. 4, 2007, at East Prairie Nursing Center. Visitation is today at 5 p.m. at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. Ernest Brown and Buddy Hannah will officiate...
Norris Temples (08/05/07)
DUDLEY - Norris Temples, 89, died Aug. 3, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Earl Wade (08/05/07)
BLODGETT - Earl Rice "Junior" Wade, 76, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Luxora, Ark., to the late Rice William and Anne Lucille Reynolds Wade, he had worked at Fabick Equipment Co. ...
Donald Taylor (08/05/07)
SIKESTON - Donald Taylor, 71, died Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Wallace Nelson (08/05/07)
SIKESTON - Wallace M. "Cotton"?Nelson, 77, a lifelong resident of Sikeston, died Aug. 3, 2007. Born Dec. 19, 1929, in Sikeston, son of the late Walter and Ethel Duke Nelson, he was a metal fabricator for Steward Steel in Sikeston before retiring...
Lonnie Standley (08/05/07)
SEVERNA PARK, Md. - Lonnie M. Standley, 99, died in the early morning hours of July 31, 2007, at the home of his daughter, Kay, in Severna Park. He is survived by another daughter, Jo, of Sag Harbor, N.Y., and a grandson, Lt. A. Bradley Soule IV, USCG...
Jay Snyder (08/30/07)
DEXTER - John A. "Jay" Snyder, 44, died Aug. 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 17, 1963, in Birmingham, Ala., to Doris Patricia Boles Hoffmann and John B. Snyder of Dexter, he had lived most of his life in Dexter, where he worked many years at Arvin Automotive until his health forced his retirement. He had been a committee man with the U.A.W. and attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Anna Countess (08/30/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Anna Ruth Countess, 85, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 22, 1922, in East Prairie, to the late John and Gertrude Wright McCarty, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she worked at the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and managed the former Ann's Restaurant in East Prairie. She was a member of St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Mary Johnson (08/30/07)
DEXTER - Mary L. Johnson, 83, died Aug. 29, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Basel Hessling (08/30/07)
SIKESTON - Basel Hessling, 91, died at 6:15 a.m. Aug. 29, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Brian Farmer (08/30/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Brian Dale Farmer, 26, who died Aug. 27, 2007, will be: Thomas Miller, Timothy Doles, Matt Morrison, Danny Morrison, Branden Sides and Branston Keefer. Pete Goodman, plant manager of Brown Shoe Co., will officiate at services. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Ada Wagoner (08/30/07)
ORAN -- Ada Jean Wagoner was welcomed into heaven on Aug. 30, 2007. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Shirley Mason, at the age of 89. Born on Aug. 16, 1918, in Oran, Missouri, to Peter and Jewel Kappler, she married Charles Wagoner on June 12, 1935. He preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1979...
Jerome Weems (08/13/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jerome Weems, 54, died at midnight Aug. 12, 2007, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 30, 1952, in the Bement Community to Julie Mallie Carlyle Weems of the home and the late William Thomas Weems, he lived in East Prairie most of his life, where he attended the Full Gospel Church...
Eva Primm (08/13/07)
BERTRAND -- Eva M. Primm, 76, formerly of Johnston City, Ill., died at 7:07 p.m. Aug. 9, 2007, at her family home. Born March 6, 1931, in Centerville, daughter of the late William Thomas and Elma Kirkendall Shubert, she had retired from Allen Industries. She was of the Baptist belief...
Donald Parsley (08/13/07)
PUXICO -- Donald Levi Parsley, 80, died on Aug. 12, 2007, at his home near Puxico. Born Oct. 21, 1926, in Puxico, son of the late D.T. and Vida Allen Parsley, he had lived in the Puxico area all his life. He was a row crop and livestock farmer and a road grader operator for Duck Creek Township for several years. He was a member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church for more than 50 years and had served as secretary-treasurer for many years. He belonged to the Mingo Tractor Club...
Glenda Herring (08/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Glenda Herring, 60, died Aug. 12, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Johnnie Miller (08/13/07)
SIKESTON - Johnnie Miller, 70, died Aug. 13, 2007, at her daughter's home in Benton. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
John Dolan Sr. (08/13/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- John L. Dolan Sr., 87, died Aug. 10, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. A retired director for Memphis Funeral Home, he served Mid-South families for 56 years. He was past president of the East Memphis Lion's Club and a past district governor. He also served as president and chairman of the Mid-South Eye Bank...
James Poley (08/13/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James E. Poley, 80, died at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 2, 1927, in Mississippi County, to the late Robert William and Jen Nettie Burnes Poley, he had had lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he was employed in farming. He was of the Baptist belief...
Bobby Long (08/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bobby Dale Long, 72, who died Aug. 22, 2007, were: Mike Williams, Don Riley, Terry Manker, Denny Ledbetter, Johnny Long and Richard Howell. Honorary pallbearers were: Jim DeWitt, Gary Williams, Ken Manker, Brad Ledbetter, Toby Ledbetter, Mike Riley, Jeff Riley, Greg Riley, Mark Long, Scott Long, Richard Long and Christopher Rhoades...
Dorothy Clayton (08/26/07)
SIKESTON - Dorothy K. Clayton, 93, died Aug. 25, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Charles Ferguson (08/26/07)
BONO, Ark. -- Charles Wade Ferguson, 41, died Aug. 24, 2007, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born Oct. 1, 1965, in Sikeston, Mo., to Robert and Estelle Doles Ferguson, he was a surgical assistant at St. Bernard's Medical Center. He was a member of Nettleton Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm. He was a member of Jonesboro Masonic Lodge 129, Nettleton Masonic Lodge 657, Eastern Arkansas Scottish Rite-Jonesboro Valley, York Rite and was a Knights Templar...
Pauline Bumgardaner (08/26/07)
PERKINS -- Pauline Bumgardaner, 88, died Aug. 23, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1918, in Clarkton, daughter of the late Joseph P. and Dadie Ruthetta London Kennedy, she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Perkins...
Leroy Nagle Jr. (08/26/07)
LAKE ST. LOUIS - Leroy G. Nagle Jr., 72, died at 4:14 a.m. Aug. 19, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis. Born Oct. 7, 1934, in St. Louis, to the late Leroy G. and Anna Loncaric Nagle Sr., he had retired as a materials manager from Sherwood Medical Industries. ...
Steven Vermillion (08/26/07)
SIKESTON - Steven Vermillion, 37, died Aug. 24, 2007, in New Madrid County. Born March 23, 1970, at Chicago, the son of Willie and JoAnne Moore Vermillion of Sikeston, he was employed at Procter and Gamble. Other survivors include: one son, Allen Steven Vermillion of Waukegan, Ill.; maternal grandparents, Hattie and Pearl Moore of Lake Villa, Ill.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Gayle and Bill Spatafore of Ingleside, Ill...
Kenneth Forkum Sr. (08/26/07)
DEXTER - Kenneth Forkum Sr., 54, died Aug. 24, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 19, 1953, in Stoddard County, son of Pansy Gregory Ezell of Malden and the late Dayton Forkum, he was a self-employed farmer for 30 years and a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
Dale May (08/08/07)
SIKESTON - Dale May, 67, died Aug. 7, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Bill Mouser (08/08/07)
MORLEY - Bill Mouser, 76, died Aug. 7, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Joe Craig (08/08/07)
JONESBORO, Ga. -- Joe Lee Craig, 40, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died July 31, 2007, in Decatur. Born July 19, 1967, in Sikeston, Mo., to Elijah Mason of Seattle and the late Loretta Craig, he was a self-employed contractor and of the Baptist belief...
Lloyd DeJournett (08/08/07)
DEXTER - Lloyd E. DeJournett, 72, died Aug. 6, 2007, at his home. Born May 15, 1935, near Grayridge, son of the late Marshall Seymore and Mary Mae Annis DeJournett, he had lived in the Essex and Dexter area all his life and had worked as a farmer. Survivors include: two brothers, Marvin DeJournett of Dexter and Wiley DeJournett of Essex; and one sister, Kathleen Givens of Cape Girardeau...
Bernard Daniel (08/08/07)
SIKESTON -- Bernard Daniel, 45, died Aug. 2, 2007, at the Capitol Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City. Born Aug. 24, 1961, in Bell City, son of Willie Bee Walker Daniel of Sikeston and Leon Daniel of New Madrid, he was a graduate of Sikeston High School and a member of West End Baptist Church...
Brian Farmer (08/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Brian Dale Farmer, 26, died Aug. 27, 2007, near Morehouse. Born Sept. 16, 1980, in Sikeston, son of Roy Lee Farmer and Laurie Ann Morrison Farmer Doles of Sikeston, he was a stocker at Brown Shoe Company. He was a former cook and friend at Jay's Krispy Fried Chicken. A close follower to the group I.C.P., he was an avid Chicago Bears fan...
James Nickell (08/29/07)
SIKESTON -- James M. Nickell, 71, died at 11 a.m. Aug. 28, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 24, 1935, in Sikeston, to the late Elvis Ralph and Ruby Marie Probst Nickell, he served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked for the Associated Electric of New Madrid for 26 years. A former Sikeston Jaycee, he had owned and operated the A&W Drive In in Sikeston and was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Daisy Davis (08/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Daisy D. Davis, 70, died at 3 a.m. Aug. 28, 2007, at her home. Born Aug. 18, 1937, in Washington, D.C., to the late William Frank and Doris June Slagle Donald. During her early years, she worked for the Ventura, Calif., Police Department as a traffic enforcement officer. She later relocated to Sikeston, where she was a homemaker and volunteered at the Sikeston House of Refuge for several years...
Anna Countess (08/29/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Anna Ruth Countess, 85, died Aug. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Willie May Swayzer (08/29/07)
WYATT - Willie Mae Swayzer, 92, died Aug. 25, 2007, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born Nov. 16, 1914, in Yazoo, Miss., to the late Kloy and Freda Wilson Spakes, she lived in Missouri for over 85 years. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, where she was an usher and a member of the Senior Choir...
LaFayette McCoy (08/20/07)
BENTON - LaFayette McCoy, 88, died Aug. 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Scott City.
Gladis Mai Beeson (08/20/07)
NEW MADRID -- Gladis Mai Gates Beeson, 59, of New Madrid, was born Oct. 13, 1947, in Tyronza, Ark. and passed away Aug. 18, 2007 at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Her beloved father, Casey Gates preceded her on Feb. 3, 2007. Three special brothers, Charles Gates, Bobby Gates and Jimmy Ray Gates also preceded her in death...
Gary Mainord (08/20/07)
NEW MADRID -- Gary Wayne Mainord, 55, died Aug. 16, 2007, at his home. Born June 3, 1952, in Sikeston, to Jimmie Lee and Bernice Bledsoe Mainord of Lilbourn, he lived his entire life in New Madrid County. He graduated from Lilbourn High School in 1971 and was a former farmer. He was a member of the American Legion Post 595 of New Madrid and Eagles Aerie 4206 of New Madrid...
Don Jr Thomason (08/20/07)
LILBOURN -- Don Jr Thomason , 78, died Aug. 17, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1928, in Newport, Ark., he was the son of the late Don and Laura Scudder Thomason Sr. He married Virginia Alexander who preceded him in death. Survivors include: two daughters, Pat Kallemeier and Mona Clements of New Madrid; two brothers, Malvorn Thomason and Allan Thomason of Marston; two sisters, Joyce Alexander of Lilbourn and Lottie Joyce of New Madrid; one grandson, Bryan DeProw of New Madrid; three granddaughters, Renee Henson and Christy Keene of Sikeston and Tammy Thomason of Guilford; and six great-. ...
Billy Beck (08/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Billy Beck, 73, died Aug. 19, 2007, at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Bill Harris (08/20/07)
SIKESTON - Bill R. Harris, 60, died Aug. 18, 2007, at his home in Sikeston. Born Feb. 6, 1947, in Sikeston, son of Dorothy Abbott Cobb, he attended the Gray Ridge Baptist Church and worked for Tyson Foods before his retirement. On Dec. 30, 1977, he married Alma Coatney, who survives of the home...
Charles Bixler (08/20/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charles L. Bixler, 73, formerly of Canalou, died at 6 p.m. Aug. 18, 2007, in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 24, 1933, at Steele, to the late Roy Lee and Addie Elizabeth Hampton Bixler, he was educated in the Canalou school system. He later joined the U.S. ...
Basel Hessling (08/31/07)
SIKESTON - Basel Hessling, 91, died at 6:15 a.m. Aug. 29, 2007, at his home. Born March 2, 1916, in Sikeston, to the late John and Inez Brown Hessling, he was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and was owner and operator of a Howard Johnson's hotel and restaurant in Detroit...
Narvis Whitney (08/31/07)
CHARLESTON - Narvis Joseph Whitney, 37, died Aug. 28, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 10, 1979, in Charleston, son of the late Fred Johnson and Pearl Whitney, he was of the Baptist belief. He was a 1989 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity...
James Young (08/31/07)
LILBOURN - James Edward Young, 67, died Aug. 26, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born on July 18, 1940, in New Madrid, to the late Pauline (Young) Jones and Odie Fields, he was nicknamed "Sam." He was raised by his Aunt Minnie Yeager in Chicago. He attended the Chicago Public Schools...
Jimmie Davis (08/31/07)
WAPPAPELLO - Jimmie Gale Davis, 63, died Aug. 29, 2007, at his home. Born April 29, 1944, in Essex, to Malinda Marie May Davis of Essex and the late Charles Arden Davis, he had lived most of his life in the Essex and Wappapello areas. He was a member of the church and had worked as an automobile mechanic until retiring due to his health...
Mary Johnson (08/31/07)
DEXTER -- Mary Jessie Lee Johnson, 85, died Aug. 29, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 17, 1921, in Centersville, Tenn., daughter of the late Seth L. and Elvie Leaton Henson Campbell, she was a housewife and member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Eugene Glastetter (08/31/07)
CHAFFEE -- Eugene Leo Glastetter, 86, died at 10 a.m. Aug. 30, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 24, 1925, in New Hamburg, son of the late Anton and Regina Heuring Glastetter, he was a retired self-employed farmer and U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II who served in the quartermaster corp in Europe and received a Bronze Star. ...
Lucille Collins (08/31/07)
BERNIE -- Lucille Collins, 81, died Aug. 30, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 9, 1925, at Bernie, daughter of the late Willie Stephens and Dollie Lucille Mason Stephens, she was a homemaker and was a member of the Bernie Assembly of God Church. On June 6, 1943, at Piggott, Ark., she married Earl Collins who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1994...
Anna Vails (08/24/07)
DEXTER - Anna Laura Vails, 85, died Aug. 23, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 27, 1922, in Corinth, Miss., to the late David and Lydia Newman Cox, she had lived in the Dexter and Essex area all her life. In 1986, she moved to Dexter and attended Vinson General Baptist Church near Essex...
Steven Vermillion (08/24/07)
SIKESTON - Steven Vermillion, 37, died Aug. 23, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Kenneth Forkum Sr. (08/24/07)
DEXTER -- Kenneth Forkum Sr., 54, died Aug. 24, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Billy Smithson (08/24/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Billy F. Smithson, 87, died at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 21, 1920, in Mississippi County, to the late Joseph Luther and Audie Ann Clapp Smithson, he lived in Mississippi County all his life, where he and his wife owned and operated Smithson Tax Service and Motor Sales and Used Furniture. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Sikeston...
Charles Taylor (08/24/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Thursday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter, for Charles Taylor, who died Aug. 21, 2007, were: Kurt Kelley, Erik Kelley, Andy Kelley, Steve Taylor, Arlan Taylor and Darrel Pyle.
Ann Farmer (08/24/07)
LILBOURN -- Nona Ann Farmer, 67, died Aug. 23, 2007, at her home. Born April 15, 1940, at Ridgeley, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Nonie Chessor. On Aug. 16, 1960, she married Bill Farmer who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one son, Timothy Allen Farmer of Lilbourn; two daughters, Mildred Ann Stanley and Martha Lee Farmer of New Madrid; four brothers, Johnnie Chessor of Union City, Tenn., Ralph Chessor of North Judson, Ind., and Clayton Chessor and Vernon Chessor of Bass Lake, Ind.; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Jeremy Chambers (08/24/07)
ST. ROBERTS -- Jeremy Lamarr Chambers, 26, died Aug. 18, 2007, at his father's home due to unexpected circumstances. Born July 23, 1981, in Fort Leonard Wood, son of Jerry Lee Chambers of St. Roberts and Carmen Chambers of Marston, he attended New Madrid County Central High School, was a member of Marston Kids' Beat, and had joined the Job Corps in St. ...
Pauline Bumgardaner (08/24/07)
PERKINS -- Pauline Bumgardaner, 88, died Aug. 23, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Bobby Long (08/24/07)
SIKESTON - Bobby Dale Long, 72, died at 11:39 p.m. Aug. 22, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 4, 1935, in Portageville, to the late Ethel Beaird and John E. Long, he was previously employed as a truck driver for Hutter Oil Co. and was of the Baptist belief...
Anna Westpheling (08/24/07)
WILLS POINT, Texas - Anna Westpheling, 79, formerly of Dallas, died Aug. 22, 2007, at her home. Born June 1, 1928, in Fulton, Miss., daughter of the late Albert Anderson and Martha Ann Welch Clayton, she was raised in Matthews, Mo., where she graduated from Matthews High School. ...
Ethel French (08/24/07)
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Ethel Gisi French, 81, formerly of Dexter, Mo., left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father on Aug. 21, 2007. She was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Essex, Mo., to Edmond and Iva (Morrison) Gisi. At Dexter, Ethel worked nine years as a seamstress, making Tom Sawyer boys apparel at the Elder Manufacturing Co. ...
Cora Hood (08/24/07)
SIKESTON -- Cora Lee Hood, 90, formerly of Caruthersville, died Aug. 20, 2007, in Sikeston. Born June 1, 1917, in Savannah, Tenn., to the late John Kenny and Ada Umphrey Ferrell, she had worked at Brown Shoe Company and was of the Baptist belief. She married John Hood who preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1989...
Mohan Patel (08/24/07)
MARSTON - Mohan M. Patel, 71, died Aug. 22, 2007, at his home in Marston. Born March 24, 1946 in Bharoda, India, he was the son of the late Mathurbhai and Kashieben Patel. Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-laws, Chandra and Nalini Patel of Marston and Kuldip and Nisha Patel of Dubois, Pa.; one sister, Shardaben Patel of Schanburg, Ill.; and six grandchildren, Jasmine Patel, Reena Patel and Susmit Patel of Marston, and Susmita K. Patel, Zeel K. Patel and Shaan K. Patel of Dubois...
Jerry Smith (08/12/07)
MORLEY -- Jerry W. Smith, 69, died Aug. 9, 2007, at Wappepello. He was born July 13, 1938, in Whitewater, son of Billie Marie Birkman Smith of Delta and the late Willard Wayne Smith. He married Janet Garner on Sept. 14, 1963, and she survives. Smith retired as a ground service man at Trans World Airlines in St. Louis. He graduated from Delta High School and was a member of the Morley Baptist Church in Morley...
Dale May (08/12/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Lacy Dale May, 66, who died Aug. 7, 2007, were: Matt Phillips, Kenneth Crutchfield, Nathan Kidd, Ronnie Bryant, Trey Brashear and Kevin May.
Joyce Liebl (08/12/07)
SIKESTON -- Joyce A. Liebl, 58, died Aug. 10, 2007, at her home. Born June 30, 1949, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Marvin and Nada Wood Warren, she was member of the Bell City Pentecostal Church. She was married to Joseph Liebl, who preceded her in death April 13, 2004, for more than 20 years...
Carmelita Rolwing (08/12/07)
CHARLESTON -- Carmelita Little Rolwing, 90, died Aug. 10, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Born July 15, 1917, in Lincoln County, to the late Rupert and Catherine White Little, she moved to Mississippi County with her father and brother in 1932. A member of St. ...
Earl Wade (08/03/07)
BLODGETT -- Earl R. "Junior" Wade, 76, died Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Michael Mallard (08/03/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home for Michael Mallard, 50, who died on July 30, 2007, were: Danny Parker, Seth Parker, Ricky Gowen, Bryan Webb, Kaleb Webb and James Burris.
Joletta Allen (08/03/07)
SIKESTON - Wilma Joletta Allen, 67, died Aug. 1, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 22, 1939, at Sedgewickville, daughter of the late Ruthford and Lucille Cook, she was a member of Miner Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class and a nursery worker for many years. She had worked at the Boy Scout Office in Cape Girardeau and at the Sikeston Middle School and was an Avon representative for many years...
Margaret Crowden (08/28/07)
BELL CITY -- Margaret Marie Crowden, 64, died Aug. 27, 2007, at her daughter's home in Morley. Born Sept. 16, 1942, in Big Prairie, daughter of the late Monviul Dentin and Etheline Green Morgan, she was a member of the General Baptist Church in Randles...
Ruby Stark (08/28/07)
CHARLESTON - Ruby M. Stark, 86, died at 5:50 a.m., Aug. 27, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born June 6, 1921, to the late Charles W. and Flossie Fowler Calhoun, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County. She had been employed for more than 30 years with the Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston...
Vivian Thurman (08/28/07)
NEW MADRID -- Vivian Beauton Thurman, 85, formerly of Conran, died Aug. 26, 2007, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Jan. 29, 1922, in Boekerton, daughter of the late Paul and Alice Combest Disher, she was a member of the Conran Baptist Church, a store owner and retired postmaster of Conran...
Tillie Hunt (08/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Lawrence "Tillie" Hunt, 72, died Aug. 23, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 30, 1934, in Pascola, to the late Horace and Ozella Baker Hunt, he was a farmer and a member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Canalou, where he was a deacon and Sunday school superintendent...
Iris Chasteen (08/28/07)
DEXTER -- Iris Chasteen, 82, died Aug. 27, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Rosannah Rodman (08/28/07)
LILBOURN -- Rosannah Rodman, 88, died Aug. 27, 2007, at her home. Born June 22, 1919, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Frank and Ida Webster Gardner, she had worked as a clerk for the New Madrid County Courthouse and then was a supervisor for Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation before her retirement...
Daisy Davis (08/28/07)
SIKESTON - Daisy M. Davis, 70, died at 3 a.m. Aug. 28, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Billy Beck (08/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Billy Bob Beck, 73, who died Aug. 19, 2007, were: Duke McDonald, Brad McDonald, Daniel Beck, Nathan Beck, Beck Smith and Wayne Voss.
Billy Smithson (08/23/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Billy F. Smithson, 87, died at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Wes Bolin (08/23/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Alfred Wesley "Wes" Bolin, 100, died Aug. 21, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 17, 1907, to the late Joseph Henderson and Iva Bell Asbell Bolin, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. Until his retirement, he worked at a hardware store in Bloomfield and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Bloomfield...
Shirley Malloy (08/23/07)
ESSEX - Shirley Jean Malloy, 67, died Aug. 22, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born March 24, 1940, at Canalou, daughter of the late Riley "RAB" and Alice Marie West Johnson, she was a private sitter for the elderly and terminally ill for 30 years. She was a member of Harvest Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Bobby Long (08/23/07)
SIKESTON - Bobby D. Long, 72, died at 11:39 p.m. Aug. 22, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Mike Scott (08/23/07)
CHARLESTON - Clarence "Mike" Scott, 91, died Aug. 20, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born Sept. 22, 1915, in Thompson Bend, to the late Alex and Tiny Steward Scott, he was of the Baptist belief. In 1931, he married Lillian Rush who preceded him in death in 1956...
Mabel Hunsperger (08/23/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mabel "Granny" Germaine Hunsperger, 79, died at 12:10 p.m. Aug. 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 19, 1927, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Riley and Anoma Givens, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life. She was employed as a certified nursing assistant at the Charleston Manor for 15 years, then worked as a private duty nurse for several years until her retirement...
Carl Parrish (08/23/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Carl Lomax Parrish, 82, died Aug. 23, 2007, at his home in Portageville Born Dec. 9, 1924, in Ewell, Ala., to the late Horace Greely and Willie Mae Stephens Parrish, he moved to Portageville from Martin, Tenn., in 1977. He retired as a corporate pilot in 1987 from Noranda Aluminum. Prior to that, he was a charter pilot for many years and was a flight instructor and airplane mechanic. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War...
Tina Hatchett (08/23/07)
SHELBYVILLE, Ill. -- Tina Hatchett, 98, formerly of Grayridge, Mo. and Dexter, Mo., died Aug. 22, 2007, at the Shelbyville Rehab and Health Care Center. Born Oct. 15, 1908, in Grayridge, daughter of the late William Thomas and Myrtle May Clevenger Hatchett, she had moved to Illinois several years ago. A former kitchen worker at Richland Public Schools, she was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Alonzo Frazier Jr. (08/15/07)
CHARLESTON - Alonzo "Big Al" Frazier Jr., 60, died Aug. 11, 2007, at his home. Born March 23, 1947, in Charleston, to the late Alonzo and Thressa Kirkwood Frazier Sr., he attended Charleston Public Schools and had retired from Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid...
Maggie Rogers (08/15/07)
CHARLESTON -- Maggie Rogers, 84, died Aug. 14, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Armean Heard (08/15/07)
WYATT - Armean Dale Heard, 96, died Aug. 10, 2007, at the Charleston Manor Nursing Facility. Born June 14, 1911, in Bossburg, Miss., to the late William and Ora Barnett, she had lived in Missouri since 1994. She attended Rust College and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss., where she was a choir member, class leader, Methodist Youth Fellowship director and was honored by United Methodist Women Circle in her name...
Lena Daugherty (08/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Lena Daugherty died Aug. 14, 2007, at West Ridge Place. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Edna Mosby (08/02/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Edna M. Mosby, 76, died July 31, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 17, 1931, in Grenada, Miss., to the late Isom and Mattie Tillmon Taylor, she was a member of Pleasant Grove No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir...
Paulette Mouchett (08/02/07)
FLOWOOD, Miss. - Paulette Mouchett, 57, died July 26, 2007 at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. Born April 4, 1950, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of Lynn Dempster, who preceded her in death. She lived most of her life in the Jackson, Miss. area...
Joletta Allen (08/02/07)
SIKESTON - Wilma Joletta Allen, 67, died Aug. 1, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 22, 1929, at Sedgewickville, daughter of the late Ruthford and Lucille Cook, she was a member of Miner Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class and a nursery worker for many years. She had worked at the Boy Scout Office in Cape Girardeau and at the Sikeston Middle School and was an Avon representative for many years...
Juanita Wilfong (08/02/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Juanita Wilfong, 92, died July 31, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 26, 1914, at Bell City, daughter of the late John W. and Lydia Jane Masters McCulley, she had since 1980 been a resident of Bloomfield where she attended the Bloomfield Church of Christ and Bloomfield Bible Tabernacle Church. She was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Co. in Dexter...
Trudie Lenderman (08/02/07)
SIKESTON - Trudie Ann Lenderman, 90, formerly of Circle City, died at 12:45 a.m. Aug. 2, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 27, 1917, in Bono, Ark., to the late Poley Allen and Nancy Ann Williams McClain, she was a housewife and of the General Baptist belief...
Maxine Laster (08/02/07)
BERTRAND -- Maxine Elizabeth Allen Rockett Laster, 80, died at 10:29 a.m. Aug. 1, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Center. Born Sept. 13, 1926, in Wolf Island, to the late G.M. "Pete" and Bessie Hockersmith Allen, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County where she was employed as a teacher's aide with the Charleston R-1 School District for many years until her retirement in 1990. She was a member of Cornerstone Church in Bertrand...
Marie Daugherty (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Lena Marie Daugherty, 96, who died Aug. 14, 2007, were: David Dillender, Ryan Davis, Hunter Dillender, Andy Lomax and Craig Duncan.
Samuel Hector (08/17/07)
NEW MADRID - Samuel Hector, 82, died Aug. 16, 2007, near Matthews from injuries sustained in a car accident. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
LaDonna Haynes (08/17/07)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - LaDonna Haynes, 32, died Aug. 11, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 22, 1975, in Charleston, Mo., to Regina Haynes of Charleston and Shedrick and Bernice Johnson of East Prairie, Mo., she was a graduate of Charleston High School and attended Memphis Community College. She was employed by McDonald's Restaurant in Bloomington and was of the Baptist belief...
Larry Vaughn (08/17/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Larry D. Vaughn, 65, died Aug. 15, 2007, at his home near Bloomfield. Born Dec. 5, 1941, at Dexter, son of the late Arthur Lee and Ruby Maze Vaughn, he was a retired farmer having worked for Aslin Farms of Bloomfield for several years. He attended St. Joe General Baptist Church at Idalia and was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam...
Nina Knupp (08/17/07)
ANNISTON -- Nina Bell Knupp, 87, died at 11:08 a.m. Aug. 16, 2007, at her home. Born March 21, 1920, in the Concord community of Mississippi County, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Minnie B. Hooker Owensby. She lived her entire life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Anniston Christian Church...
Gary Mainord (08/17/07)
NEW MADRID - Gary Wayne Mainord, 55, died Aug. 16, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Mattie Riggs (08/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Mattie L. Riggs, 104, died Aug. 16, 2007, at her home. Born Nov. 4, 1902, in Greenwood, Miss., daughter of the late Sidney P. and Ella Pearson Woods, she was a resident of Missouri for more than 95 years. She was employed as a nurse-midwife in Scott County for over 32 years and a member of Green Memorial Church of God in Christ, where she was a missionary...
Mable Hunsperger (08/22/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mabel Givens Hunsperger, 79, died Aug. 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Lois Mae James (08/22/07)
BERNIE - Lois Mae James, 72, died Aug. 21, 2007, at her home in Bernie. Born Jan. 27, 1935, at Dexter, daughter of the late Herbert Lewis Haney and Lucille Hargett Haney, she was a homemaker and had attended the General Baptist Church of Bernie. On Jan. 28, 1952, at Piggott, Ark., she married Clarence Edward James, who preceded her in death on May 29, 1988...
Charles Taylor (08/22/07)
ESSEX - Charles Taylor, 86, died Aug. 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 29, 1920, to the late W.R. Taylor and Mary Caroline McMullin Taylor, he attended Essex Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1939. On Jan. 24, 1942, at Bloomfield, he married Merle Smith, who survives...
Leota Calvin (08/22/07)
SIKESTON - Leota Anderson Calvin, 87, died at 2:50 a.m. Aug. 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Wyatt, to the late Alvie and Ada Belle Crews Anderson, she graduated from Charleston High School, was a lifelong member of the Bess Truman Club and volunteered at Sells Rest Home for 10 years. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she had been a Sunday school teacher for many years...
Sandy Gill (08/22/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- William A "Sandy" Gill, 84, died Aug. 21, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 9, 1923, at Clines Island, son of the late Clyde and Lulu Kelley Gill, he was a 1943 graduate of Bloomfield High School and a retired truck driver...
Bud Sietman (08/22/07)
ORAN -- Harold "Bud" Sietman, 79, died at 2:04 p.m. Aug. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 13, 1927, in Oran, son of the late Henry B. and Anna Marie Swingler Sietman, he was a retired farmer. He was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran and the St. Joseph Sodality...
Wesley Jones (08/22/07)
JACKSON - Wesley Leon Jones, 51, died Aug. 20, 2007, at his residence in Jackson. Born March 26, 1956, at Fulton, Mich., to the late Lester Monroe Jones and Dollie Clark Jones, he was the general manager of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store at Cape Girardeau...
Annie Watson (08/07/07)
PEKIN, Ill. - Elizabeth Ann "Annie" Watson, 62, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 7:10 pm. July 26, 2007, at her home. Born March 2, 1945, in Columbus, Ky., she was the daughter of the late William Alton and Mary Elizabeth Boswell Denton. She owned and operated Annie's restaurant from 1990 to 2002, and worked at Brownie's, Three Sisters and Cobbler Corner for a total of 30 years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Billy Ray Brown (08/07/07)
HOWARDVILLE - Billie Ray Brown, 86, died Aug. 2, 2007 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 23, 1921, in Dublin, Ga., to the late Willie Brown, Sr. and Minnie Williams Brown, he served with the United States Army during World War II and was honorably discharged. He was a Baptist minister and a member of First Baptist Church in Howardville, living in Missouri since 1979...
Iris Chasteen (08/31/07)
DEXTER -- Iris Delene Chasteen, 82, died Aug. 27, 2007, at her home. Born Nov. 19, 1924, in Burnet, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas and Mallie Gregory Whittle, she was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Dexter and a homemaker...
Daisy Thomas (08/31/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Daisy Irene Thomas, 88, died at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 30, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 15, 1919, in Graves County, Ky., to the late Stanley B. and Ruthie L. Cook Thomas, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church...
James Messmer (08/31/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James John Messmer, 77, died at 11:55 p.m. Aug. 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 20, 1930, in Kelso, son of the late Edward Valentine and Clara Martin Messmer, he was self-employed as a carpenter/home builder with Ultra Modern Homes. He served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church...
A.V. Jackson (08/16/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Albert Vernon "A.V." Jackson, 87, died Aug. 15, 2007, in Charleston. Born Dec. 12, 1919, at East Prairie, to the late Charles "Jodie" and Maude Kidd Jackson, he had lived his entire life in Mississippi County. He was educated in East Prairie schools and for most of his life, he was the owner and operator of A.V. Jackson and Sons Trucking...
Luther Arnold Jr. (08/16/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Luther Lee Arnold Jr., 80, died at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 14, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 27, 1927, in Qulin, to the late Luther and Anna Johnson Arnold, he was a former science and art teacher at Chaffee High School. ...
Irene Tickner (08/16/07)
SELSEY, England - Irene Clara King Forbes Tickner, 92, died June 2, 2007. Born Nov. 3, 1916, in England, the daughter of the late Frank G. and Agnes King, she was a retired caterer. On Sept. 14, 1936, in London, she married Leonard Forbes, who preceded her in death. In 1980, she married George Tickner, who survives...
Charles Ray Lasters (08/16/07)
SIKESTON -- Charles Ray Lasters, 69, died Aug. 13, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 9, 1938, in Lowndes, son of the late Clarence Leonard and Sophie Ann Bounds Lasters, he was a retired owner and operator of Mid-State Carriers in SIkeston. He was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God...
Kenneth Webb (08/16/07)
SIKESTON - Kenneth Webb, 59, died Aug. 15, 2007. Born Nov. 7, 1947, in Sikeston, son of Ruth Burns Webb Phillips of Sikeston and the late Kenneth Webb Sr., he was a member of the Morley Church of God. He had been a farmer and later retired as a farm loan program manager for Farm Service Agency in Illinois...
Naomi Miller (08/16/07)
DEXTER -- Naomi Miller, 96, died Aug. 15, 2007, at her home. Born July 5, 1911, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Charlie and Mollie McClard Temples, she was affiliated with the Pleasant Grove Community Church near Dexter. On Jan. 13, 1926, in Piggott, Ark., she married George William Miller who preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1972...
Maggie Rogers (08/16/07)
CHARLESTON - Maggie Bell Quillin Rogers, 84, died at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Braggadocio, to the late William Butler and Nola Bell Ezelle Quillin, since 1956 she had lived in Charleston where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Marie Daugherty (08/16/07)
SIKESTON - Lena Marie Daugherty, 96, died Aug. 14, 2007, at West Ridge Place in Sikeston. Born Oct. 11, 1910, in Greenbrier, to the late B.F. and Mittie Sherry Acord, she was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God and had been employed as a machine operator at International Shoe...