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Obituaries from September 2007

Ruthie Peek (09/17/07)
IMPERIAL - Ruthie Arnold Peek, 57, died Sept. 16, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Shirley Ivie (09/04/07)
CHARLESTON - Shirley Ann Shankle Ivie, 68, died at 11:40 a.m. Sept. 2, 2007, at her home. Born May 22, 1939, in Charleston, to the late Rex Martin and Ruby May English Shankle, she had lived her entire life in Charleston where she was a member of the Church of Christ. She had been employed with Jakel Manufacturing for five years until her retirement...
Jay Snider (09/04/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for John A. "Jay" Snider, 44, who died Aug. 28, 2007, were: Dewayne Robey, Mike Long, Doug Kirkpatrick, Todd Weathers, Roger Cochran and Gerald Willems...
Jimmie Davis (09/04/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter for Jimmie Gale Davis, 63, who died Aug. 29, 2007, were: Tim Stromatt, Freddie Lamunion, Donald Smith, Doyle Bruce, Jerry Davis and Russell Goodman.
Barry Barnes (09/04/07)
DUDLEY - Barry James Barnes, 44, died Aug. 31, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 1, 1963, in Dexter, son of James H. "Jim" Barnes of Dudley and the late Mary Ellen Williams Barnes, he had lived in the Dudley area all his life. He was a farm worker until his health forced his retirement...
Velma Farrenburg (09/04/07)
KENNETT -- Velma Marie Farrenburg, 83, formerly of the Farrenburg community in New Madrid County, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Sept. 1, 2007, at the NHC Nursing Facility in Kennett. She was born Nov. 16, 1923, at Lamar, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas Frank and Augusta Christine Doerr Sparks. ...
Juanita Rogers (09/09/07)
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Juanita Adkins Rogers, 82, died Sept. 3, 2007, in West Allis. Born Dec. 4, 1924, near Bernie, Mo. she was the daughter of the late Adam O. Adkins and Ila Peck Adkins. Mrs. Rogers was the librarian at the Morehouse branch of the New Madrid County Library for 27 years. ...
Mildred Laffoon (09/09/07)
DEXTER - Mildred Iola Laffoon, 87, died Sept. 7, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 4, 1920, in Sedgewickville, to the late Thomas F. and Zeba Rhyne Killian, she was employed at Elders Manufacturing in Dexter for 40 years until her retirement and was a member of the Sadler Chapel Church in Dexter. A resident of Dexter, she was formerly of Dudley...
Steven Sloan (09/09/07)
LILBOURN - Steven L. Sloan, 54, died Sept. 7, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 3, 1953, in Sikeston to the late Tom and Retta Alene Leonard Sloan, he was a member of the Church of Christ and had worked for his father at Sloan's News Service in Lilbourn...
Clyde Russell (09/07/07)
SCOTT CITY - Clyde Marvin Russell, 66, died at 6:36 a.m. Sept. 6, 2007, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 6, 1940, in Tupelo, Miss., son of the late William and Johnnie Lou Ivey Russell, he was a self-employed carpenter and owned and operated Russell Construction. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Eagles Club No. 3775 in Cape Girardeau, American Legion Post No. 369 in Benton and the SEMO Horseshoe Association...
Hershel Hardgrave (09/07/07)
FARRENBURG - Hershel William Hardgrave, 69, died Sept. 6, 2007, at his home. Born April 11, 1938, in Farrenburg, to Angerie Hardgrave of Farrenburg and the late E.W. Hardgrave, he was a farmer and had retired from Tetra Pak. He was a lifelong member of the Farrenburg Church of the Brethren...
Hazel Tidwell (09/07/07)
SOUTH HAVEN, Miss. -- Hazel Tidwell, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 7, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Cordez Williams (09/07/07)
NEW MADRID - Cordez Montrel Williams, one year old, died Sept. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 20, 2005, in Sikeston, he was the son of Annie Betts and Delaney Williams who survive of New Madrid. Other survivors include: three brothers, Corvon Williams, Corvel Williams and Cordell Williams of New Madrid; maternal grandparents, Lila Bledsoe of New Madrid and James Betts of St. Louis; and his paternal grandmother, Patricia (Chutis) Hicks of Lilbourn...
Jeanette Keasler (09/07/07)
DEXTER -- Jeanette Keasler, 93, died Sept. 4, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 5, 1914, in Wright County, to the late Jesse and Bertha Cravens Webb, she was a homemaker and a member of the United Women's Group and the First United Methodist Church in Mountain View...
Jamie Linville (09/07/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Jamie Renee Linville, 26, died Sept. 4, 2007, at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1980, in Muskegon, Mich., daughter of Katherine Cupp Conrad of Bernie and James Linville of Dudley, she had been employed for the past two years as the lead cook at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Poplar Bluff...
Virgil Smart (09/01/07)
CLARKTON -- Virgil Lee Smart, 82, died Aug. 30, 2007, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Kennett. Born Oct. 4, 1924, in Gideon, son of the late Artie B. and Willie Ann LaFonte Smart, he was a member of the Solid Rock Church in Clarkton...
Rose Smart (09/01/07)
CLARKTON -- Rose Edda Smart, 54, died Aug. 30, 2007, due to injuries sustained in an auto accident near Kennett. Born June 21, 1953, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of the late W.L. and Jennie Rose King Williams, she was a member of the Solid Rock Church in Clarkton...
Jeanetta Monan (09/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Jeanetta Wray Monan, 74, died at 6:45 a.m. Sept. 1, 2007, at her daughter's home in Essex. Born March 11, 1933, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of the late William Thomas and Vanda Harris Holland, she was a housewife. She was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Vernon Patterson (09/06/07)
RISCO -- Vernon Milton Patterson, 77, died Sept. 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 4, 1929, in Bonne Terre, son of the late Benjamin Milton and Anna Katherine Allgier Patterson, he was a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco...
Jeanette Keasler (09/06/07)
DEXTER -- Jeanette Keasler, 93, died Sept. 4, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 5, 1914, in Wright County, to the late Jesse and Bertha Cravens Webb, she was a homemaker and a member of the United Women's Group and the First United Methodist Church in Mountain View...
Hershel Hardgrave (09/06/07)
NEW MADRID -- Hershel Hardgrave, 69, died Sept. 6, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Seburn Crumley (09/06/07)
BERTRAND -- Seburn Henry Crumley, 83, died at 10:08 a.m. Sept. 4, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Nov. 24, 1923, in New Holland, Ga., son of the late John and Ozena Adams Crumley, he had been employed as a painter with the General Motor Company in Doraville, Ga. He had lived since 1978 in Bertrand, where he was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. He was a World War II veteran, having served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy...
Bill B. Mainord (09/06/07)
DANVILLE, Ill. -- Bill B. Mainord, 83, died at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26, 2007, at the VA Illiana Health Care System. Born Sept. 1, 1923, in East Prairie, Mo., son of the late Frank and Myrtis Scott Mainord, he had owned and operated the former Bi-State Warehouse in Danville and served on several boards including the Children's Home, Danville Junior College, First Financial Bank Board of Ridge Farm and was past president of the Ridge Farm High School Board, as well as the board of the Bank of Danville and 1st Midwest Bank. ...
Ted Walton (09/06/07)
CHAFFEE -- Ted F. Walton, 87, died at 5:45 a.m. Sept. 5, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1920, in Nash, to the late B. and Laura Bell Ross Walton, he was a retired foreman from Superior Electric in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Rockview, Chaffee Masonic Lodge No. 615 AM & AF, and a U.S. Army veteran...
Seburn Crumley (09/05/07)
BERTRAND -- Seburn Henry Crumley, 83, died at 10:08 a.m. Sept. 4, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Nov. 24, 1923, in New Holland, Ga., son of the late John and Ozena Adams Crumley, he had been employed as a painted with the General Motor Company in Doraville, Ga. He had lived in Bertrand since 1978, where he was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. He was a World War II veteran, having served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy...
Bobby Mace (09/27/07)
DEXTER -- Bobby Ray Mace, 65, died Sept. 25, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 4, 1942 in Essex, son of the late Austin William and Cozette Layton Mace, he had lived in Essex and Dexter all of his life. On July 13, 1964, in Stoddard County, he married Janice Campbell, who survives of the home...
Vic McCoy (09/27/07)
SIKESTON - Victor Dale "Vic" McCoy, 83, died at 3:20 p.m. Sept. 26, 2007, at Westridge Place in Sikeston. Born July 23, 1924, in St. Charles, to the late Edward and Rose Barren McCoy, he was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He had been a bookkeeper at the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi County Rural Electric Co-op; had been the general manager at the Petit Jean Rural Electric Co-op in Clinton, Ala.; and had also been employed by the REA in Fayette and Mt. ...
Johnny Watkins Sr. (09/27/07)
SIKESTON - Johnny L. Watkins Sr., 67, died at 3:30 a.m. Sept. 27, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Leon Travis (09/27/07)
SIKESTON - Leon Travis, 77, died at 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 11, 1930, in Lilbourn, to the late Lawrence Eugene and Mary Mae Evans Travis, he was a farmer and worked as a mechanic for Richland School District, Noranda Aluminum, J.C. Penney Auto Center and Ryder Truck Company. He was a member of the Temple of Faith General Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Charles Kerley (09/27/07)
DUDLEY - Charles L. Kerley, 74, died at 12:20 a.m. Sept. 26, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1932, in Bragg City, to the late Charles E. and Rudie Marie Dodd Kerley, he had been a factory worker, was a member of the Brown General Baptist Church in Puxico and a U.S. Army veteran...
Mildred Fesmire (09/27/07)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Mildred Brown Fesmire, 78, died at 11:05 p.m. Sept. 25, 2007, at Lourdes Hospital. She was the daughter of the late S.O. and Lavonia Gertrude Caldwell Brown. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Paducah and Paducah Women's Bowling Association for 50 years. A longtime volunteer for the Western Baptist Hospital Auxiliary, she had retired from Fidelity Credit Co...
Ella Huffman (09/27/07)
MATTHEWS - Ella Carolyn Huffman, 54, died at 5:30 a.m. Sept. 22, 2007, at her home. Born Aug. 22, 1953, in Lucedale, Miss., to the late Amos and Pallie Havard Rhymes, she was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Tabernacle Church. On June 8, 1972, at Lucedale, she married Larry P. Huffman who survives of the home...
Richard Pepper (09/25/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Richard Pepper, 55, died Sept. 24, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Buddy Richardson Sr. (09/25/07)
FLORA, Ind. - Buddy John Richardson Sr., 81, died at 10:38 p.m. Sept. 15, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo. Born March 25, 1926, in Clio Village, Mich., the son of the late Ivan and Barbara (West) Richardson, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 in the Pacific Campaign during World War II. ...
Carl Fledderman (09/25/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Carl Fledderman, 60, died at 2:59 a.m. Sept. 24, 2007. Born Aug. 7, 1947, at St. Louis, to the late Carl and Wilma Johnson Fledderman, he was an international sales representative for V.T.G. Corporation in Fruitland. On March 9, 1990, he married Madonna Curd Sitze who survives of the home...
Charles Smith (09/25/07)
PARMA - Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Charles Ralph Smith, 65, who died on Sept. 21, 2007, were: Charles Payne, Bobby Chalk, Danny Biggs, James "Buck" Breece, Rick Allison and Tim Johns...
Gilbert Marler Jr. (09/25/07)
ESSEX - Gilbert Duane Marler Jr. died Sept. 23, 2007, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lawrence Boley (09/25/07)
HECTOR, Ark. - Lawrence Boley, 77, died Sept. 23, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 29, 1929, in Lamar, he was the son of the late Odes and Annie Francis Turner Boley. A self-employed farmer, he was a board member of Camp Caudle Christian Camp, former volunteer fireman with Scottsville VFD, member of the Dover Chamber of Commerce, a lifetime member of the Pope County Riding Club and a member of the Dover Church of Christ...
Robert Sanders (09/12/07)
MATTHEWS - Robert Matthew Sanders, three-month-old son of Robert and Jessica Sanders, died Sept. 10, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born June 6, 2007, in Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, survivors include: two brothers, Dylan Curry of Matthews and Tyler Sanders of Benton; paternal grandparents, Ray and Darlene Sanders of Sikeston; maternal grandmother, Cindi Stobaugh of Matthews; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Lucille O'Leary of St. ...
Grace Wynn (09/12/07)
SIKESTON -- Grace LeAnn Louis Wynn, 92, died Sept. 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 14, 1915, in Penola County, Miss., to the late Richard and Lillie Washington Shaw, she moved to the Essex area in 1959 and then to Sikeston in 1984. She was a homemaker, a child care provider and a member of the Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Ruth Shipman (09/12/07)
DEXTER -- Ruth Ilene Shipman, 89, died Sept. 10, 2007, at the Central Gardens Residential Care in Dexter. Born Feb. 20, 1918, in Dexter, daughter of the late Lonis and Ruby Duncan Cook, she was co-owner and founder of Shipman's Market in Dexter. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Alma Delashman (09/12/07)
PULASKI, Ill. - Alma Mallory Delashman, 98, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Sept. 9, 2007, at her niece's home. Born Dec. 9, 1908, in Macon, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Charlotte Ross Mallory. She had lived in Charleston for over 70 years and was a member of the Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years...
Beverly Neubert (09/12/07)
SIKESTON - Beverly A. Neubert, 80, died at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 10, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 13, 1926, in St. Louis, daughter of the late John Frank and Emma Mary Haas Good, she was a 1947 graduate of the St. John's Mercy Hospital Nursing Program. ...
Sue Reddish (09/12/07)
CHAFFEE -- Sue Reddish, 72, died at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9, 2007, at her home. Born Aug. 11, 1935, in London, Ark., to Mildred Brown Davis of Chaffee and the late Graden Davis, she was the retired owner and operator of the Pancake House in Monteno, Ill., and later managed Sister's Restaurant in Chaffee. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Randles and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Monteno American Legion...
Louis D. Spivey (09/24/07)
SIKESTON - Louis D. Spivey, 77, left his earthly home on Sept. 23, 2007, to be with his Heavenly Father after a lengthy battle with cancer and Parkinson's disease. He died at home, with family at his side. Louis was born on March 8, 1930, at Carbondale, Ill., son of the late Armel Spivey Sr. and Jewel Ralph Spivey...
Pauline Roslen (09/24/07)
SIKESTON -- Pauline Roslen, 67, died Sept. 21, 2007, at her home near Sikeston. Born Aug. 28, 1940, in Grants, N.M., daughter of the late Paul Edward and Rose Lee McMillin Sorter, she had lived in Essex for 25 years and in rural Sikeston for the past 25 years...
Mary Glastetter (09/24/07)
NEW HAMBURG -- Mary Helen Glastetter, 91, died at 3:50 p.m. Sept. 21, 2007, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Dec. 28, 1915, at St. Louis, to the late Stanley and Angela Kotraka Kosciulek, she was a homemaker and member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality in New Hamburg...
Marylin Schwach (09/24/07)
CHAFFEE - Marylin Joyce Schwach, 84, died at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1922, in Casselton, N.D., to the late Charles and Laura Kreugert Schoenherr, she was a retired housekeeper from the Red Carpet Hotel in St. Louis. She served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, the Daughters of St. Ambrose and American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 389, all of Chaffee...
Lowell Lopp (09/26/07)
O'FALLON - Lowell Ray Lopp, 76, died at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 24, 2007, at Troy Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Sept. 12, 1931, in New Madrid, to the late Joseph A. and Calera Hogue Lope, he retired from General Motors in St. Louis. He was a member of UAW Local 83500 and the O'Fallon Christian Church...
James Parks (09/26/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- James Franklin Parks, 63, formerly of Hayti, died Sept. 23, 2007, in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 15, 1944, in Portageville, son of Wilburn "Gib" Parks of Portageville and the late Mary Hazel Sherrod Parks, he was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecostal Church in Marston...
Shirley Garrett (09/26/07)
CHAFFEE -- Shirley Ann Garrett, 65, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:45 a.m. Sept. 25, 2007, at her home in Chaffee. Born April 2, 1942, in East Prairie to the late John Shelby and Martha Ellen Northcutt Turner, she worked at Blair Industries in Scott City until retirement and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee...
Elisha Travis (09/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Elisha L. Travis, 77, died at 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Martha Doughty (09/26/07)
PERRYVILLE - Martha Jewell Taylor Doughty, 77, died Sept. 23, 2007. Born July 7, 1930, in East Prairie, daughter of William Fred and Nola Elizabeth Roach Taylor, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. She married Floyd E. Doughty who survives of the home...
Howard Spicer (09/26/07)
CHAFFEE - Howard Samuel Spicer, 89, died at 12:47 a.m. Sept. 25, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 21, 1918, in Birmingham, Mich., to the late Howard William and Flossie Elizabeth Render Spicer, he was a retired self-employed carpenter. ...
Hubert Richie (09/26/07)
TEMPLE, Ga. -- Hubert Lee Richie, 70, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 1, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 14, 1936, in Missouri, son of the late William and Iva Lape Richie, he was employed as a residential carpenter and also was a United States veteran...
Gilbert Marler Jr. (09/26/07)
ESSEX -- Gilbert Duane Marler Jr., 38, died Sept. 23, 2007, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bloomfield. Born Nov. 3, 1968, at Rockford, Ill., son of Gilbert Marler Sr. of Poplar Bluff and Linda Faulkner Thompson of Sulligent, Ala., he was a self-employed truck driver...
Richard Pepper (09/26/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Richard Tucker Pepper, 55, died Sept. 24, 2007, at his home in Bloomfield. Born April 17, 1952, at Poplar Bluff, son of the late James "Jim" Pepper and Jeanne Jones Pepper, he was a member of the Bountiful Harvest Full Gospel Church in Poplar Bluff, a former outside sales specialist with O'Reilly Auto Parts in Dexter and a veteran of the United States Navy...
Pauline Roslen (09/26/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Pauline Roslen, 67, who died on Sept. 21, 2007, were: Garrett Roslen, Stanley Krapf, Dale Roslen, Kevin Roslen, Thomas Roslen and Greg Wisdom. Honorary pallbearers were: Michael Stewart and Justin Scapino...
Charles Kerley (09/26/07)
DUDLEY -- Charles L. Kerley, 74, died at 12:20 a.m. Sept. 26, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Ruthie Peek (09/18/07)
IMPERIAL - Ruthie Arnold Peek, 56, died Sept. 16, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 21, 1950, at New Madrid, to the late Evelyn Hayes and Fred Arnold, she had been employed at Lemay Plastic Factory. On March 15, 1967, in Marston, she married Charles Peek who survives of the home...
Virgil Gilkey (09/18/07)
DEXTER - Virgil Lee Gilkey, 73, died Sept. 16, 2007, at the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter. Born April 23, 1934, in Danville, Ark., to the late Joseph Virgil and Bessie Freeman Gilkey, he had lived in Dexter for the past 30 years. He was a retired insurance agent and attended the Baptist Church...
Wendul Hagler (09/18/07)
SIKESTON - Wendul G. Hagler, 70, died Sept. 16, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 16, 1937, in Erin, Tenn., to Ethel Hankins Hagler of Erin and the late Grover Hagler, he was a U.S. Army veteran and was stationed in Germany. In 1960, he moved to Scott County where he was employed with Bob Nowell, Ferrell Excavation and later as a foreman with Hedrick Concrete...
Charley Pyle (09/18/07)
DEXTER - Charley Pyle, 81, died Sept. 17, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Aubrey Gant (09/18/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Aubrey Ray Gant, 75, who died Sept. 14, 2007, were: Josh Link, Lance Banken, Adam Kingree, Daniel Kingree, Dustin Hicks and Larry Hindman.
Lena Thomas (09/20/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Evalene "Lena" Thomas, 78, died Sept. 18, 2007, at Heartland Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 11, 1929, in Humboldt, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Mary Hicks. She married Walter Thomas, who preceded her in death...
Lois Gordon (09/20/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Lois M. Gordon, 80, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died Sept. 18, 2007, at her home in Memphis. Born May 11, 1927, in Portageville, Mo., daughter of the late Henry and Florence Christine Baehr French, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn. She had been a self-employed hairdresser in Portageville. She later moved to Memphis where she was a stylist for Goulds and later a property manager...
Robert Lancaster (09/20/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Robert Olan Lancaster, 70, formerly of East Prairie, died Sept. 17, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Oct. 7, 1936, and raised by his late grandparents, Rolan and Gladys Lancaster of East Prairie. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean (Hubbard) Lancaster, of 48 years, together with their son Rodney and his wife, Aya and grandson, Robert (Bobby) Makino Lancaster of Osaka, Japan; two brothers, Ronnie Holcomb (Julie) of Marion, Ind. ...
Virgil Gilkey (09/20/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Virgil Lee Gilkey, 73, who died Sept. 16, 2007, were: James Whitledge, Mark Churchill, Corey Godsey, Carl Edwards, Mike Watkins and Steve Watkins.
Henry Cooper (09/11/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Henry F. Cooper, 85, who died on Sept. 10, 2007, will be: Dewey Davidson, John Davidson, Larry Rodgers, Chris Rodgers, Jeremy High and Jeff Winders.
Beverly Neubert (09/11/07)
SIKESTON - Beverly Ann Neubert, 80, died at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 10, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Robert Sanders (09/11/07)
MATTHEWS - Robert Matthew Sanders, three-month-old son of Robert and Jessica Sanders, died Sept. 10, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born June 6, 2007, in Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, survivors include: two brothers, Dylan Curry of Matthews and Tyler Sanders of Benton; paternal grandparents, Ray and Darlene Sanders of Sikeston; maternal grandmother, Cindi Stobaugh of Matthews; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Lucille O'Leary of St. ...
Max Satterfield (09/11/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Max Darrell Satterfield, 73, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Sept. 9, 2007, at Memphis. Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Cairo, to the late Louis and Ima Atherton Satterfield, he was a 1951 graduate of Cairo High School. He attended Murray State University prior to joining the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Unit in Fort Campbell, Ky. He retired in 1988 from the CIGNA Corporation after many years of service and was a longtime member of the Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis...
Donald McWhirter (09/11/07)
HOUSE SPRINGS - Donald W. McWhirter, 72, died Sept. 8, 2007, at House Springs. Born Jan. 26, 1935, in Arkansas, he was the son of the late Ophalia Key and Robert McWhirter. He married Jerrie Fay who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one son, Jeffery McWhirter of House Springs; one daughter, Georgette McWhirter of House Springs; and one brother, Jimmy McWhirter of Melvern, Ark...
Caroline Hefner (09/11/07)
DELTA - Caroline Louise Hefner, 87, died at 7:25 p.m. Sept. 9, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 27, 1919, at Bell City, to the late George and Nellie Mae Smith Brinkman, she was a homemaker and member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Delta...
Vic McCoy (09/28/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday for Victor Dale McCoy, 83, who died on Sept. 26, 2007, will be: Scott Graham, Ron Cullins, Bud LaRue, Darrell Williams, Lee Dacus and Arnold Myrick. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements...
Catherine Cooper (09/28/07)
BERNIE - Catherine Cooper, 63, died Sept. 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Irene Smith (09/28/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Irene Smith, 82, died Sept. 27, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Ronald Anthony (09/28/07)
O'FALLON - Ronald Ross Anthony, 57, died Sept. 26, 2007, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Jan. 27, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, to Mary Bernice Wilhoit of Columbia and the late Virgil L. Anthony, he was a tobacco distribution salesman for Phillip Morris in St. Louis and served from Feb. 18, 1970, to Dec. 12, 1971, in the U.S. Army...
Heather Jackson (09/28/07)
RIVERDALE, Ga. - Heather Nicole Jackson, 30, formerly of Parma, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2007, at Southern Region Healthcare Systems in Riverdale. Born May 21, 1977, in Chicago, to Celestine Jackson of Riverdale and the late Jack Murray, she was affiliated with the Big Miller Grove Baptist Church in Lithonia...
Johnny Watkins Sr. (09/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Johnny Louis Watkins Sr., 67, died at 3:30 a.m. Sept. 27, 2007, at his home. Born April 11, 1940, in Burdette, Ark., to the late Oscar William and Lillie Irean Bowers Watkins, he was a self-employed farmer and a member of Morley Church of God...
Mary Kennett (09/28/07)
NEW MADRID - Mary V. Cope Kennett, 97, died Sept. 27, 2007, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Lois Morgan (09/28/07)
PUXICO - Lois Morgan, 93, died Sept. 27, 2007, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Nov. 28, 1913, in Campbell, to the late Charles and Effie Lindsey Clements, she had lived for 15 years in St. Louis before moving in the 1980s to Puxico where she was a member of the Providence Baptist Church...
Mabel Bain (09/28/07)
SCOTT CITY - Mabel Bain, 77, died at 6:16 p.m. Sept. 26, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 10, 1930, at Spanish Grant, to the late Walter Lee and Mandy Hallmark Bromley, she had been a bookkeeper for Auto Trim Design in Cape Girardeau and was a member of the Cape Girardeau South Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Leon Davis (09/28/07)
VICKSBURG, Miss. - Roy Leon Davis, 72, died Sept. 25, 2007, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. Born June 30, 1935, in Osceola, Ark., to the late Dick and Mary Buell Davis, he was a brick mason and owned and operated a lawn care service for many years...
Cornelius Dirnberger (09/17/07)
BENTON - Cornelius Z. Dirnberger, 81, died Sept. 14, 2007 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 27, 1926, in Benton, son of the late Michael and Colletta LeGrand Dirnberger, he was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton. ...
Joe Williams (09/17/07)
SIKESTON - Joseph Cole Williams, 70, died at 8:50 a.m. Sept. 15, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 26, 1936, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late James F. and Pauline Kirby Williams, he owned and operated Joe's Security Locksmith for 25 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Gladys Mallory (09/17/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Gladys Mae Mallory, 69, who died on Sept. 14, 2007, were: Drew Eubanks, Dennis Fortman, Camden Davis, Shawn Smith, Brad Eubanks and Jeramey Taylor.
Aubrey Gant (09/17/07)
DUDLEY - Aubrey Ray Gant, 75, died Sept. 14, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Center. Born Oct. 12, 1931, in Mauila, Ark., to the late Marvin Henry and Mary Jane Bell Gant, he was a member of the Dudley Church of Christ and a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War...
Wendul Hagler (09/17/07)
SIKESTON - Wendul G. Hagler, 70, died at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 16, 2007, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Justin Fiscus (09/17/07)
FRIEDHEIM - Justin Fiscus, 28, formerly of Charleston, died Sept. 16, 2007, in Carbondale, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Jimmie Jordan (09/17/07)
BERNIE - Jimmie Fred Jordan, 72, died Sept. 15, 2007, in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Nov. 29, 1934, at Malden, son of the late Vernon and Fredda Winchester Jordan, he was a former manager of the Dexter IXL Plant and a former maintenance supervisor of the St. Louis Auto Auction...
Justin Fiscus (09/19/07)
CHARLESTON - Justin Lewis Fiscus, 28, died Sept. 16, 2007, in Carbondale, Ill. Born June 2, 1979, in Charleston, to James Fiscus of Bertrand and Tracy Ashley Pendergrass of Friedheim, he was a 1997 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He worked as an independent car salesman and a vendor at Panic shows. He was a member of the Charleston First Baptist Church...
Gladys Mallory (09/14/07)
DEXTER - Gladys Mae Mallory, 69, died Sept. 14, 2007, at her home. Arrangements with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter are tentatively set for visitation on Saturday evening and services to be conducted on Sunday afternoon.
Wanda Walker (09/14/07)
DEXTER - Wanda E. Walker, 84, died Sept. 13, 2007, at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Dorothy Tate (09/14/07)
ST. LOUIS - Dorothy C. White Tate, 78, died Sept. 13, 2007, in St. Louis. The daughter of the late Thomas and Clara Carter White, she married Virgil L. Tate, who preceded her in death. Survivors include: three sons and one daughter-in-law, Jimmie Tate Sr., Jackie Tate Sr. and Johnny and Lorene Tate Sr.; one daughter, Debra Morehouse; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Juanita Benham (09/14/07)
ST. LOUIS - Juanita Curtis Benham, 84, died Sept. 13, 2007, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 17, 1923, in Conran, she was the daughter of Dellar and Elbert Curtis. She worked for AT&T in California before moving to St. Louis. Survivors include: one daughter, Marcie Edwards of the state of California; two brothers and seven sisters; and two grandchildren, Donald Hampton of Memphis, Tenn., and Travis Edwards of the state of California...
James Kent (09/14/07)
SIKESTON -- James Douglas Kent, 81, died at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday...
Wanda Walker (09/19/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Wanda E. Walker, 84, who died on Sept. 13, 2007, were: Billy Jack Cobb, Allen Cobb, Jackie Cobb, Darrell Cobb, Steve Cobb and Jake Cobb.
Pete Pyle (09/19/07)
DEXTER - Charley "Pete" Pyle, 81, died Sept. 17, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 3, 1925, in Malden, to the late Charlie E. and Mae Banks Pyle, he was a retired farmer for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II, and a member of the Bernie Church of Christ and the Masonic Lodge No. 532 in Dexter...
Jack Daniel (09/19/07)
CHAFFEE - Jack D. Daniel, 78, died at 1:53 a.m. Sept. 18, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 4, 1929, at Puxico, to the late Moses and Laura Davault Daniel, he was a retired janitor from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and a member of First Assembly of God Church, also in Chaffee...
Sue Reddish (09/10/07)
CHAFFEE -- Sue Reddish, 72, died Sept. 9, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Caroline Hefner (09/10/07)
CHAFFEE -- Caroline Hefner, 87, formerly of Delta, died Sept. 9, 2007, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Henry Cooper (09/10/07)
SIKESTON - Henry F. Cooper, 85, died at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 11, 1922, in Pontotoc, Miss., to the late Oscar William and Mattie Benjamin Cooper, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a self-employed carpenter and millwright and had worked for Ray Clinton Construction. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of Sikeston Masonic Lodge No. 310 AF&AM...
Helen E. Weeks. (09/10/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Helen E. Weeks, 82, died at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 8, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 17, 1925, in Clinton, Ky., to the late Elvin and Jessie Fuller Evans, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Hazel Tidwell (09/10/07)
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- Hazel Marie Tidwell, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 7, 2007, at her home. Born Aug. 23, 1946, in Sikeston, daughter of the late T.H. and Maggie Lee Hazel Grady, she was a member of the Morehouse General Baptist Church and had worked for the Scott County Division of Family Services before retiring...
Larry Lewis (09/10/07)
SIKESTON - Larry Joe Lewis, 70, died at 6 a.m. Sept. 9, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 8, 1937, south of Sikeston, to the late Joseph E. and Bessie Anderson Lewis, he was a 1957 graduate of Matthews High School. He farmed until 1979 then began working for the Missouri Department of Transportation until his retirement in August 2000. ...
John Ervin (09/10/07)
LILBOURN - John Phillip Ervin, 29, died Sept. 7, 2007, in Lilbourn. Born Nov. 20, 1977, in Hayti, he was the son of Wesley and Karen Scallion Ervin. On Jan. 28, 2006, he married Rachel Short, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter, Paisley Ervin of the home; one brother, Wesley Ervin Jr. of Lilbourn; and one sister, Tracy Angell of Fruit Port, Mich...
Clola Duffey (09/10/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Clola Opal Duffey, 98, died Sept. 7, 2007, at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 21, 1909, near Brownwood, to the late Ralph and Donna Hawkins Townsend, she had lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life before moving to St. Louis five years ago. She was a member of the General Baptist Church...
Keith Van Meter (09/10/07)
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Keith Edward Van Meter, 18, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 8, 2007, in Terre Haute from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born March 3, 1989, in Champaign, Ill., the son of Sheila (Coffey) and Darrell Townsend of Sikeston and Curtis Van Meter, he was of the Baptist belief. ...
Catherine Cooper (09/29/07)
GIDEON -- Catherine Cooper, 63, died Sept. 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 6, 1944, at Lilbourn, daughter of the late Joe L. and Stella Lawson Williams, she had worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart in Malden for several years. She was a member of the New Prospect Church of rural Malden...
Genalee Jarrell (09/29/07)
DEXTER -- Genalee Jeanette Jarrell, 72, died Sept. 28, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 27, 1935, in Lavalla, daughter of the late Orlando and Kathleen Brooks Smith, she had spent her childhood in Essex, lived in St. Louis and in Barstow, Calif., from 1987 to 1994 and was currently a Dexter resident. She was a retired rate clerk with Yellow Freight and attended the Baptist Church...
Bobby Mace (09/29/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bobby Ray Mace, 65, who died on Sept. 25, 2007, were: Terry Mace, Bobby Haas, Dustin Mace, Aaron Mace, Sherryl Ray Daniels and Albert "Pete" Mace...
Johnny Watkins Sr. (09/29/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Johnny Louis Watkins Sr., 67, who died on Sept. 27, 2007, will be: Roy Buell, Darrin Watkins, James Watkins, Danny Watkins, Steve McAnelly and Rodney Mitchem...
Irene Smith (09/29/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Irene Smith, 82, died Sept. 27, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Wayne County, Tenn., daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Azlee Bunch Pope, she was a retired machine operator with Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter...
Cecil Triplett (09/29/07)
DEXTER -- Cecil Melvin Triplett, 96, died Sept. 28, 2007, in the Golden Living Center at Dexter. Born Jan. 5, 1911, in Essex, son of the late Edward Albert and Hettie Snider Triplett, he was a farmer. On Aug. 10, 1932, at Essex, he married Evelyn Eaton, who preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 2001...
Mary Kennett (09/29/07)
NEW MADRID -- Mary Virginia Cope Kennett, 97, died Sept. 27, 2007, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born Sept. 9, 1910, in Eminence, to the late Dr. Edwin Grey and Hattie Jean Cope, she was a retired teacher in the Dell, Ark., and Senath/Hornersville Schools. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Hornersville...
Clola Dufey (09/13/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Clola Opal Dufey, 98, who died Sept. 7, 2007, were: Ken Snider, Brian Snider, Henry Potter, Adam Hawkins, Steve Watkins and Darrell Penberthy.
Ruth Johnson (09/13/07)
LEACHVILLE, Ark. -- Mary Ruth Johnson, 90, died Sept. 11, 2007, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. Born in Hornersville, Mo., she was a longtime resident of Leachville, where she taught in the public schools. She was a former librarian for Mississippi County Library System and a past member of the Mississippi County Hospital Board. A member of Leachville Baptist Church, she was also a member of Chapter AC of the PEO Sisterhood...
Lenora Taylor (09/13/07)
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Lenora C. Taylor, 87, died Sept. 9, 2007, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Born March 11, 1920, at Dexter, Mo., to the late Arthur O. and Cordella Moore, she had lived in Michigan for many years before moving to Oak Ridge in 1981...
Lelon Moore (09/13/07)
DEXTER -- Lelon Andrew Moore, 86, died Sept. 11, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Nov. 20, 1920, in Leachville, Ark., to the late Siles Monroe and Virdie Osborn Moore, he had lived in Aid for many years before living in St. Louis and Farmington. He returned to Dexter three years ago. He had worked as a house parent at the Presbyterian Children's Home in Farmington and was a member of the Baptist Church...
Beverly Neubert (09/13/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Church for Beverly Ann Neubert, 80, who died on Sept. 10, 2007, will be: Roger Sherman, John Klueppel, Shon Stratman, Jim Payne, James Hann and Mike Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be: Clarence Gragert, John Cobb, Robert Neubert, Ralph Neubert, Melvin Mhoon, Harold Myrick and L.J. Mhoon...
Robert Sanders (09/13/07)
MATTHEWS -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnleee Funeral Chapel for Robert Matthew Sanders, 3 months, who died Sept. 10, 2007, were: Mat Stobaugh, Aaron Dickson, Kenny Hodgkiss and Justin Sindle. Honorary pallbearers were: Sam Curtis, Blake Sindle, Doug Sanders and Dennis Sanders...
Judy Moore (09/05/07)
DEXTER -- Judy Moore, 59, died Sept. 4, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 21, 1947, in Dexter, daughter of Vivian Hunt Patterson of Dexter and the late William Henry Patterson, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Dexter and a former administrative assistant in the Department of Opthamology for the University of Texas, Southwest Medical Center in Dallas...
Jeanette Keasler (09/05/07)
DEXTER -- Jeanette Keasler, 93, died Sept. 4, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Eugene Travis Jr. (09/05/07)
SIKESTON - Eugene Travis Jr., 80, died at 1:40 p.m. Aug. 30, 2007, at his home. Born July 17, 1927, in Lilbourn, to the late Eugene and Mary May Evans Travis, he lived most of his life in Sikeston. He was a self-employed tuckpointer and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Air Corps...
Melissa Ezzell (09/05/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Susanna Melissa Ezzell, 99, died Sept. 2, 2007, at the Golden Living Care Center in Bloomfield. Born Jan. 4, 1908, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Jonathan Randolph and Louisa Jane Sifford Ezzell, she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield. She was a 50-year member and past matron of the Bloomfield Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 385, and taught in the Bloomfield School System for more than 40 years...
Allen J. Mercer (09/05/07)
NASHVILLE, Ill. - Allen J. Mercer, 73, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 27, 2007, at his home of cancer. He was born April 27, 1934, in Wardell, Mo., son of Allen and Ruby Velma Mercer. He was a veteran of the Air Force, serving as a crew member on a B-36 bomber. ...
Bueta Whitney (09/05/07)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Bueta "Billie" V. Gleason Whitney, 80, died Aug. 20, 2007, following an extended illness. Born July 10, 1927, at Lisbon, to the late Myrtle and Merle Bills and Stanley Gleason, she attended school in Sikeston from 1942-1944. She graduated in Marion in 1945. She had been employed for 28 years with Collins Radio and later Rockwell Industries before retiring. She was also employed at Square D Credit Union for seven years...
Wilma Benton (09/05/07)
CHAFFEE -- Wilma Pauline Benton, 89, died at 9:45 p.m. Sept. 1, 2007, at Monticello House in Jackson. Born June 26, 1918, in Tanner, daughter of the late Charles Emmit and Tillie Emeline Harmon Romine, she was a retired machine operator from Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, the Daughters of St. Ambrose and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chaffee VFW...
Antoine Walker (09/05/07)
CHARLESTON - Antoine L. Walker, 30, died Sept. 2, 2007, from injuries sustained from being struck by an automobile in Charleston. Born Jan. 20, 1977, in Charleston, to Vienna Walker and Ralph Mitchell of Charleston, he was a 1995 Charleston High School graduate and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Barry Barnes (09/05/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Barry James Barnes, 44, who died on Aug. 31, 2007, were: Greg Lintz, Scott Blunt, Michael Wolpers, Colby Barnes, Derek Ray and Brandon Barnes.
Kathleen Ward (09/05/07)
BERNIE -- Kathleen Ward, 92, died Sept. 5, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bud Street (09/04/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Francis E. "Bud" Street, 92, formerly of Sikeston, died at 4:30 a.m. Sept. 2, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1915, in Commerce, to the late John Edward and Emma Isabel Reagan Street, he was a U.S. ...
Jamie Harbin (09/04/07)
SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- James Elbert "Jamie" Harbin, 87, died Aug. 31, 2007. Born Sept. 19, 1919, in Hardin County, son of the late Abram and Rosa Etter McMullen Harbin, he had assembled furniture at Ripley Industries and was a farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he had been an military police escort guard...
Joseph Munger (09/04/07)
SIKESTON - Joseph A. Munger Jr., 67, died Sept. 2, 2007, at his home. Born June 7, 1940, at Cape Girardeau, to the late Joseph A. and Decima Parrish Munger Sr., he taught at Sikeston Public Schools from 1971 to 1999. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of First United Methodist Church, a member and past master of Sikeston Masonic Lodge No. 310, an amateur radio operator and a member of Sikeston R.C. Flyers...
Rose Crump (09/04/07)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS -- Rose Mary Crump, 74, died at 5:45 a.m. Sept. 1, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 17, 1932, in University City, daughter of the late Francis Bernard and Mary Ethel Montgomery Hanlon, she had been a machine operator at General Electric in St. Louis and later worked as the store manager at K-Mart in St. Louis. She was a member of St. John Bosco Church in Maryland Heights...
Richard Swaim (09/04/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Richard H. Swaim, 88, died Aug. 31, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital. Born Sept. 27, 1918, in Memphis, Tenn., son of the late George H. and Anne Dickson Swaim, he attended high school in Kansas City, Mo. and graduated in 1937 from Central Methodist University. ...
Donald Alley (09/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Donald Eugene Alley, 69, died at 7:05 p.m. Sept. 1, 2007, at Sikeston Health Care. Born Nov. 2, 1937, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late Preston E. and Joy Caudle Alley. Survivors include a special friend, Louise Conn of Sikeston, and the staff of Sikeston Health Care...
James Johnson (09/04/07)
PLANO, Texas -- James David Johnson, 80, died Sept. 1, 2007, at Plano. Born March 12, 1927, in Arkansas, he was the son of the late Darris Governor and Minnie Bell McDougall Johnson. On Sept. 9, 1953, in New Madrid, Mo., he married Evelyn A. Chidester who preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 1998...
Mary Lee Nelson (09/16/07)
Sikeston -- Mary Lee Nelson, 67, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Sept. 15, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Nov. 9, 1939, in Fayette, Ala., daughter of the late Eulas Clinton and Sylvia Rosetta (Tidwell) Hubbert, she was a faithful member of Temple of Faith General Baptist Church in Sikeston. She had been a cook for various restaurants including her own over the years, but most recently an associate of the Standard Democrat...
Caden French (09/16/07)
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- Caden Chance French, infant son of Nelson and Sarah McConnell French of Fort Walton Beach, died at 3:28 p.m. Sept. 13, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Survivors in addition to his parents include: paternal grandparents Billy and Peggy French of Charleston, Mo.; maternal grandparents Harold and Shari McConnell of Cape Girardeau and Deborah and Melvin Schott Jr. ...
Louis Glastetter (09/16/07)
BENTON - Louis Paul Glastetter, 81, died at 3:07 a.m. Sept. 14, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Kelso, to the late Paul Joseph and Anna Helen Scherer Glastetter, he was a farmer. He also worked for Lightner and St. Joseph Cemeteries as a cemetery sexton and for the Drury Company. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
J.D. Kent (09/16/07)
SIKESTON - James Douglas "J.D." Kent, 81, died at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 2007, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 22, 1926, to the late Dessie Bell Nettleton Kent Fletcher, he was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. ...
Cornelius Dirnberger (09/16/07)
BENTON -- Cornelius Z. Dirnberger, 81, died Sept. 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Benton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Shawna Tidwell (09/16/07)
SIKESTON -- Shawna Lynn Tidwell, 27, died Sept. 13, 2007, in Sikeston. Born March 18, 1980, in Okinawa, Japan, she was the daughter of Ricky Tidwell of Sikeston and Denise Smiley Elwood of Temecula, Calif. She was a 1998 graduate of Sikeston High School, where she had been a member of the Red Peppers and women's track team. She was employed as a secretary at Double D Tractor in Sikeston and was of the Southern Baptist belief...
Mildred Sevic (09/16/07)
WYATT - Mildred R. Sevic, 94, died at 4:25 p.m. Sept. 14, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 20, 1913, in Dardanelle, Ark., to the late Wiley and Virginia Turner Hicks, she had lived in Mississippi County for most of her life and attended the First Baptist Church in Wyatt...
Enid Bratcher (09/16/07)
INDIANAPOLIS - Enid Marie Freels Bratcher, 87, formerly of Catron, died Sept. 14, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born Sept. 8, 1920, in Catron, to the late Chester and Glenn F. Berry Freels, she had been a fabric department supervisor for Zayre's in Indianapolis and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Wanda Walker (09/16/07)
DEXTER - Wanda E. Walker, 84, died Sept. 13, 2007, at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born June 10, 1923, in Success, Ark., to the late Curt and Alta Willis Cobb, she had lived in the Essex and Grayridge communities and moved to Dexter in 1975. She was a member of the General Baptist Church...
Gladys Mallory (09/16/07)
DEXTER - Gladys Mae Mallory, 69, died Sept. 14, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 27, 1937, to the late James Edwin and Lilly Irene Bright Mardis, since 1969 she had lived in Dexter where she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. On Feb. 10, 1957, in Bloomington, Ill., she married Duane K. Mallory, who preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1995...
Charles Smith (09/23/07)
PARMA - Charles Ralph Smith, 65, died Sept. 21, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 16, 1942, in St. Louis, to Elma Loeda Wells Smith Hain of Parma, he had lived in Oklahoma and Florida before moving to Parma. He was the Water Plant operator for the city of Belleair, Fla., and attended the Assembly of God Church...
Lester Hyslop (09/23/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Lester Paul Hyslop, 90, died Sept. 21, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 28, 1916, in Essex, son of the late Leroy and Ethel Wright, he had spent all his life in the Bloomfield community, where he was a member of Hill's General Baptist Church...
Jerry Dixon (09/23/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Jerry Ann Schindler Dixon, 76, died Sept. 20, 2007, at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Felix A. and Zita Mary Farrar Schindler, she was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She belonged to the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Post 63 Auxiliary, and the Ladies Society at St. Vincent de Paul Church. She had been an licensed practical nurse in the Memphis, Tenn., area for 20 years...
Halene McGee (09/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Halene B. McGee, 77, died Sept. 21, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 5, 1929, in LaForge, daughter of the late Henry Barbre and Rosa Duke Barbre Fausett, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She taught remedial reading and math for Sikeston Public Schools...
Lillie Brehmer (09/23/07)
DEXTER -- Lillie Belle Brehmer, 86, died Sept. 21, 2007, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 2, 1921, in Greensburg, Kan., daughter of the late John Thomas and Lilly Crowe Looney, she was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter, Home Extension Club and O.A.K.S. She was a former teacher in Helena, Okla., and homemaker. She worked with her husband on the family farm...
Keith H. Bauer (09/23/07)
SCOTT CITY -- Keith H. Bauer went to meet our Lord Jesus Christ on Sept. 20, 2007, at home after an illness at the age of 56. He was born May 25, 1951, in Chicago, Ill., to George W. and Marion Howard Bauer. He was united in marriage to Karen L. Eaker at Gordonville, Mo., on March 19, 2000...
Halene McGee (09/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Halene B. McGee, 77, died Sept. 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Rueben Marsh Sr. (09/21/07)
LILBOURN - Rueben Archie Marsh Sr., 58, died Sept. 18, 2007, at the Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 18, 1949, in Lilbourn, to the late Percy and Mildred Gardner Marsh, he graduated in 1969 from Lilbourn High School, where he was a member of the basketball team. He was formerly employed by Delta Growers of Lilbourn and QMI of Parma as a fertilizer distributor...
William Helms (09/21/07)
VALLEY STATION, Ky. -- William Harold Helms, 86, died Sept. 20, 2007. He was an Army veteran, having served during World War II. He belonged to the VFW Post 1181 and American Legion of West Point and was a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include: one son, Harold Lee Helms of Louisville; three daughters, Pat Baker, Ava "Tootie" Brown and Marie Carroll, all of Louisville; one sister, Marian Warren of Sikeston, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren...
Lillie Brehmer (09/21/07)
DEXTER -- Lillie Brehmer, 86, died Sept. 21, 2007, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.