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Obituaries from November 2007

Warren Barker (11/04/07)
ALVIN, Texas - Warren Thomas Barker, 81, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 1, 2007, at Corneerstone Hospital-Clear Lake in Webster. Born Jan. 15, 1926, at Hahn, Mo., son of the late Charles and Mary Barker, he was a member of the Church of Christ...
Doris Pearson (11/02/07)
SIKESTON - Doris Evelyn Anderson Pearson, 87, died Nov. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 20, 1920, in West Plains, she was the daughter of the late Walter Leroy and Mary Jane Peace Anderson. A housewife, she lived most of her life on a farm south of Sikeston and was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Betty Clemons (11/02/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Betty Jean Clemons, 47, died at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 19, 1960, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Leroy and Ida Mae Taylor Putnam, in 1974 she moved to East Prairie where she was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church. She had been employed at the TA Truckstop in Matthews until she retired due to health issues...
Robert Perry (11/02/07)
SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Ray Perry, 38, died Oct. 28, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 13, 1969, he was the son of Brenda Perry of Sikeston and Walter Perry Sr. of Plano, Ill. His wife survives of the home. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Matthews Baptist Christian Ministry. The Rev. John Givens will officiate...
Loiselle Ellis (11/04/07)
CHARLESTON - Loiselle F. Ellis, 89, died at 2:45 a.m. Nov. 3, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Lorene Noble (11/04/07)
DELTA - Lorene Noble, 99, died at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 6, 1908, in Advance, to the late John Henry and Anna Josephine Felbinger Weissenborn, she was a retired money dispatcher from Famous Barr in St. Louis and a member of First Baptist Church in Delta...
Doris Pearson (11/04/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home for Doris Evelyn Anderson Pearson, who died Nov. 1, 2007, will be: Damon Pearson, Derek Pearson, Jeff Pearson, Blake Pearson, Scott Anderson and Ben Stricklin. Honorary pallbearers will be: Mark Anderson, Tommy Anderson, Leroy Jones, Amon Ring Jr., Dale Jones and Kevin Waldo...
Mary Lambert (11/04/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Mary Elizabeth Lambert, 74, died Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 31, 1933, at Leachville, Ark., daughter of the late Charles and Dacie Ruth Hearl Baremore, she had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community and was retired from Elder Manufacturing Company...
Liz Richards (11/04/07)
BENTON - Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Richards, 71, died Nov. 1, 2007, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born May 27, 1936, in DeValls Bluff, Ark., daughter of Harold Haynes and Vina Lomax Haynes, she worked for Sells Rest Home in Matthews as an administrative assistant for 25 years and was a member of Sikeston Chapter 137 Order of Eastern Star...
Betty Clemons (11/04/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for Betty Jean Clemons, 47, who died Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery...
Bud Mills (11/04/07)
SIKESTON - Alvin Edward "Bud" Mills, 74, died at 3:15 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 8, 1933, in Guin, Ala., to the late Jeremiah Matthew and Mary Pugh Mills, he served as a patrolman for the City of Sikeston from 1955-1958. ...
Liz Richards (11/02/07)
BENTON - Elizabeth A. "Liz" Richards, 71, died at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Roy Kester (11/02/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Roy M. Kester, 77, died Nov. 1, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 11, 1930, in Puxico, son of the late George and Dicey Prince Kester, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a construction engineer, building roads and bridges for many years. On May 30, 1959, he married Eunice Hunter Kester, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Aurther Kester, Paul Kester, and John Kester; and four sisters, Violet Brandt, Pauline Slaughter, Arlene Barcliff, and Helen Gann...
Bud Mills (11/02/07)
SIKESTON - Alvin Edward "Bud" Mills, 74, died at 3:15 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 8, 1933, in Guin, Ala., to the late Jeremiah Matthew and Mary Pugh Mills, he served as a patrolman for the City of Sikeston from 1955-1958. ...
Warren Barker (11/02/07)
ALVIN, Texas - Warren Barker, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 1, 2007, in Alvin. Visitation is from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery...
Orville Cato (11/11/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Orville Cato, 87, who died on Nov. 4, 2007, were: Glenn Krainock, Dane Krainock, Rick Jerrell, Roger Cato Jr., Sean Cato and Joey Cato.
Daisy Hutcheson (11/11/07)
CHARLESTON - Daisy Shively Hutcheson, 93, died at 10:20 p.m. Nov. 9, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Born Sept. 23, 1914, at Wyatt, to the late John and Nora Slack Shively, she had lived in rural Charleston her entire life and was a member of the Wyatt United Methodist Church...
Christy Lay (11/11/07)
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Christy Thurman Lay, 36, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Nov. 9, 2007, at the Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Joyce Payne (11/11/07)
MOREHOUSE - Joyce Payne, 67, died Nov. 10, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
James Grable (11/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Funeral services for Dr. James Dewey Grable, who died on Nov. 7, 2007, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at La Croix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Ron Watts will officiate. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. at the Portageville Cemetery in Portageville...
Robert Mason (11/11/07)
BELL CITY -- Robert Mason 46, died Nov. 8, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1961, at St. Louis, son of Lois Nall Mason of Bell City and the late Thomas Mason, he was a U.S. Army veteran. On July 21, 2001, at Bell City, he married Theresa Wright who survives of the home...
Opal Lanpher (11/11/07)
DELTA - Opal Lee Lanpher, 93, died at 6:55 p.m. Nov. 8, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 25, 1913, at Delta, to the late Price and Minnie Hampton Montgomery, she was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Delta. For over 50 years she was a member of the Whitewater Order of Eastern Star No. 174 and Delta Home Extension Club...
Keith Ziegenhorn (11/11/07)
SIKESTON - Keith Ziegenhorn, 72, died Nov. 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Bud Riney (11/13/07)
PUXICO - Visitation for Elmer F. "Bud" Riney, 75, who died Nov. 12, 2007, will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Don Adams of Matthews will officiate. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Fairview Cemetery near Puxico...
Grace Barnfield (11/13/07)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Grace Opal Barnfield, 93, who died on Nov. 10, 2007, were: Clyde Barnfield, Bobby Barnfield, Troy Barnfield, Alva Barnfield, Larry Barnfield and Jim Teeters...
Virginia Cross (11/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Virginia Louise Cross, 81, died Nov. 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 1, 1926, in Lilbourn, to the late Roland and Vada Pierce Stout, she was employed for a number of years as a nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Larry Prince (11/13/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Larry Allan Prince, 53, died Nov. 12, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Barbara Bonds (11/13/07)
PARMA -- Barbara Bonds, 63, died Nov. 12, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bobby Wilson (11/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Bobby Joe Wilson, 70, died at 5:40 a.m. Nov. 7, 2007, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 27, 1936, in Lepanto, Ark., to the late Elmer Albert Lee and Elsie Ada Wilcoxson Wilson, he retired as a senior master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of service where he was a missile electronic maintenance supervisor. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Henry Meldrum Post of the American Legion...
Buddy Bain Jr. (11/13/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- George Copeland "Buddy" Bain Jr., 44, died at 6:25 a.m. Nov. 12, 2007, in the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Jan. 19, 1963, in Sikeston to George Copeland and Ruby Loretta Grimes Bain, he lived most of his life in East Prairie. In addition to his parents, survivors include: three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Darrell Cobb, Marilyn and Jimbo Taylor and Mary Anne and Charlie Johnson of East Prairie; and several nieces, nephews and friends...
Suzanne Bates (11/13/07)
IRONTON -- Suzanne Wolfe Bates, 48, died Nov. 10, 2007, at Lone Pine Residential Facility in Ironton. Born Sept. 29, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Louie and Virginia Bullington Wolfe. Survivors include: one son, Jackson Bates of Wynne, Ark.; two daughters Chelsea Bates of Wynne and Jessica Gaudent of Cordova, Tenn.; one brother, Dennis Wolfe of Lilbourn; two sisters, Barbara Allgier of Portageville and Devonna May of New Madrid; and one granddaughter, Olivia Bergold of Cordova...
Mary Mansfield (11/21/07)
WILLOW SPRINGS - Mary Louise Mansfield, 76, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:15 p.m. Nov. 19, 2007. Born July 23, 1931, in Fredericktown to the late James Vallie Ellis Sr. and Ruby Shepard Ellis, she lived in Sikeston most of her life, working as a nurse at Shuffit's Nursing Home for 25 years. For the past five years, she lived in Willow Springs...
Monica Cody (11/21/07)
CLARKTON -- Monica Edrena Cody, 21, died Nov. 17, 2007, of injuries sustained in an auto mobile accident near Clarkton. Born Aug. 26, 1986, in Kennett, daughter of Freddie Turner of Sikeston and Elisa Jean Cody Wright of Malden, she was a graduate of Malden High School...
Ricky E. Bone (11/21/07)
ST. LOUIS - Ricky E. Bone, 50, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 21, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Loleta Wing (11/21/07)
OXFORD, Miss. -- Loleta Bard "Tootsie" Wing, 85, died Nov. 18, 2007, at Baptist Northwest Hospital in Oxford. Born Feb. 27, 1922, in Bayouville, Mo., daughter of the late Joseph Burris and Mary Perneitha Lindley Bard, she was a former franchisee of KFC in Tupelo, Starkville and Meridian...
Evelyn Hutchcraft (11/21/07)
DEXTER -- Evelyn Hutchcraft, 98, died Nov. 19, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center. Born Aug. 14, 1909, near Essex, daughter of the late Fred and Florence Wilkerson Saltzman, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Classie Lee (11/21/07)
MALDEN -- Classie Lee, 73, died Nov. 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 20, 1934, in Parma, to the late Thurman and Mamie Scott Dukes, she was a member of the House of Prayer of God in Christ. In 1954, at Parma, she married Theortis Lee, who preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2003...
Clyde Wallace (11/21/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Clyde Richard Wallace, 77, died at 3 a.m. Nov. 20, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born June 26, 1930, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Charles F. Wallace Sr. and Golda Mae Duncan Wallace, he lived most of his life in East Prairie...
Dollie O'Guin (11/09/07)
CHARLESTON -- Dollie L. Andrews O'Guin, 90, died at 6:10 a.m. Nov. 5, 2007 at the Charleston Manor. Born Nov. 7, 1916, in Caledonia, Miss., to the late Altie Belton and Mary Tennessee Marshall Andrews, she moved to Charleston in 1959, where she and her husband owned and operated O'Guin Launderama until his death. She continued to operate the business until her retirement in 1994. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Winsome Sunday School class...
Mary Ormerod (11/09/07)
DEXTER -- Mary Evelyn Ormerod, 87, died Nov. 7, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Dec. 20, 1919, in Portageville, to the late John Lee and Mary Susan Worth Atwill, she had lived in Clearwater, Fla., for over 40 years before moving to Dexter in 2004. She was a retired self-employed beautician and a member of the Baptist Church in Florida...
Reba Nix (11/09/07)
CHAFFEE -- Weymon Reba Nix, 77, formerly of Malden, died Nov. 8, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 4, 1930, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., daughter of the late David and Armentia Cantrell Collier, she was a member of the Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden...
Carol Prince (11/09/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Carol Ann Prince, 67, died at 5:10 p.m. Nov. 5, 2007, at her home. Born May 4, 1940, in Anniston, to the late William Arthur "Bo" and Oma Selina Fussell Robison, she was the manager of the General Oil Company U-Pump-It in Sikeston for 17 years and was active in several charities in the Sikeston area...
Edvera Welter (11/09/07)
ORAN -- Edvera Welter, 83, died Nov. 7, 2007, at Mount Carmel Senior Living in St. Charles. Born May 21, 1924, at Benton, to the late William John and Amelia Alvina Scherer Urhahn, she was a retired store clerk from Ken's Cleaners in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church, St. Ann Sodality and the KCettes Council No. 4311...
Dude Clark (11/09/07)
NEW MADRID -- Claudius H. "Dude" Clark, 85, died Nov. 7, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born July 6, 1922, in Jonesboro, Ark., he was the son of the late Claude and Edna Reno Clark. On Dec. 12, 1941, he married Dorothy Johnson who preceded him in death in Sept. 1970. On Dec. 14, 1985, he married Ruth Patterson Clark who survives of New Madrid...
Clyde Parden (11/09/07)
MOBERLY - Clyde Eugene Parden, 54, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1 p.m. Nov. 8, 2007, in the Moberly Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Larry Prince (11/14/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Larry Allan Prince, 53, died Nov. 12, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 26, 1953, in Hayti, son of the late Haggard E. and Lillian Marie Bivins Prince, he was employed at the Missouri State Highway Department for 19 years...
Mattie Denson (11/14/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mattie B. Denson, 93, died Nov. 11, 2007, at her home. Born Nov. 24, 1914, in Chickasaw County, Miss., to the late Willie and Rosielee Cunningham Word, she had been a resident of Missouri since 1949. On Sept. 23, 1948, she married Samuel "Uncle" Denson who preceded her in death in 1981...
T.A. Tinnin (11/14/07)
FREDERICKTOWN - Dr. T.A. "Al" Tinnin, 86, died Nov. 12, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 18, 1921, at Marquand, he was the son of the late A.C. and Stella V. Tinnin. A U.S. Army veteran, he retired in 1986 after 40 years of practice as a dentist. He was a past president of the Southeast Missouri Dental Society and a member of the United Methodist Church in Fredericktown...
Barbara Bonds (11/14/07)
PARMA -- Barbara Knight Bonds, 63, died Nov. 12, 2007, at her home. Born Aug. 14, 1944, in Parma, daughter of the late Leonard and Lillie Allen Williams, she had lived in the Parma area for the past 38 years. She had been a business owner and worked as a bookkeeper with Ron Owens Construction. She was of the Baptist belief...
Clinton Baugher (11/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Earl Clinton Baugher, 94, who died Nov. 11, 2007, were: Jim Crowe, David Coleman, Lee Shell, David Cange, Sonny Stover, Luther Lunn and Abe Macklin.
Josephine Harris (11/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Josephine Harris, 87, died Nov. 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
George Hobbs (11/14/07)
ORAN -- George Phillip Hobbs, 65, died at 9:54 p.m. Nov. 12, 2007, at Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 28, 1942, son of the late Stowell and Luella Craven Hobbs, he was a self-employed farmer. In addition to his parents, one sister preceded him in death...
Valerie Williams (11/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Valerie Jean Williams, 48, died Nov. 7, 2007, at the St. Francois Manor in Farmington. Born April 10, 1959, in Howardville, to Rosie Gilmore of Sikeston and the late Earl Williams, she attended Sikeston Public Schools. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church and later a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church...
Hilda Rabaduex (11/06/07)
SIKESTON -- Hilda Meredith Rabaduex, 91, died Nov. 5, 2007, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 25, 1916, in Desloge, daughter of the late James Walter Ponder and Myrtle (Hill) Ponder Parks, she was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Sikeston and had worked in the bridal shop at J.C. Penney's before retiring...
Carol Prince (11/06/07)
MOREHOUSE - Carol Ann Prince, 67, died at 5:10 p.m. Nov. 5, 2007, at her home. Born May 4, 1940, in Anniston, to the late William Arthur "Bo" and Oma Selina Fussel Robison, she was the manager of the General Oil Company U-Pump-It in Sikeston for 17 years and was active in several charities in the Sikeston area...
Samuel Hickman (11/06/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Samuel C. Hickman, 83, died at 8 a.m. Nov. 5, 2007, at his home. Born July 22, 1924, in Hohenwald, Tenn., to the late Clayggett and Annie Johnson Hickman, he lived most of his life in East Prairie. He worked at the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston...
Elaine Pursell (11/06/07)
DEXTER - Elaine Pursell, 50, died Nov. 4, 2007, at her home. Born April 7, 1957, at Dexter, daughter of Jean Elsworth Brandon of Dexter and the late Bob Brandon, she was a former employee of the Dexter Statesman where she worked as advertising director. She was of the Baptist belief...
Robert Perry (11/06/07)
SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Ray Perry, 38, died Oct. 28, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 13, 1969, in Aurora, Ill., to Brenda and Walter Perry Sr., he moved to St. Louis in 1990. A business owner, he was affiliated with L. Bomb for 17 years. He was a former member of the Maplewood Lions Club and of the Christian belief...
Columbus Waters (11/06/07)
CHARTER OAK - Columbus Waters, 82, died 6:30 a.m. Nov. 6, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Rubin Hill (11/01/07)
LAFORGE - Rubin Hill was born April 26, 1964, in Lilbourn. He was one of eight children born to Rosie Lee Wilderness Hill and Eugene Hill. Five boys and three girls were born to this union. Rubin attended school at Kewanee and New Madrid High School. He also attended truck driving school in Milllington, Tenn. He was employed as an over-...
Simon Wofford (11/01/07)
HOWARDVILLE - Simon Wofford, 82, died Oct. 30, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 28, 1925, in Woodland, Miss., son of the late Simon and Fannie Wright Wofford, he was a U.S. Marine veteran serving during World War II and a member of the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ at Howardville...
Wilma Higgerson (11/01/07)
NEW MADRID - Wilma L. "Bill" Higgerson, 84, died Oct. 31, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born March 18, 1923, in Morrilton, Ark., she was the daughter of the late James E. and Mabel Gordon Williams. She was married to Walter "Urch" Higgerson, who preceded her in death on July 11, 1993...
Carl Brown (11/01/07)
NEW MADRID - Carl Brown, 52, died Oct. 30, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 7, 1955, in Charleston, he was the son of Gene Brown of Kewanee and the late Frances Hurley Brown. Survivors include: three sons, Carl Walter Brown of St. Louis and Kamden Brown and Christopher Brown of the state of South Carolina; four brothers, Gerald Brown of Whitewater, Jimmy Brown of Granite City, Ill., Glen Brown of Sugar Hill, Ga. ...
W.J. Selph (11/01/07)
O'FALLON -- W.J. Selph, 71, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 22, 2007 at his home. Born April 20, 1936, in Gibson County, Tenn., son of the late Elvis "Dick" and Nellie Self, and moved to Sikeston as a small boy. He retired from Boeing Aircraft after 35 years at Lambert Airport in St. Louis...
Carl Hopkins (11/01/07)
MORLEY -- Carl David "Porky" Hopkins, 77, died Nov. 1, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born May 23, 1930, in Avert, he was the son of the late Carl and Luella Curd Hopkins. On Dec. 30, 1950, he married Shirley Sanders who survives of the home...
Robert Maze (11/01/07)
DEXTER -- Robert D. Maze, 81, died Oct. 30, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 19, 1926, at Parma, he was a former mechanic for Vend-O-Matic in Dexter and a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. Survivors include: three sons, Michael R. ...
Alvin Mills (11/01/07)
SIKESTON - Alvin "Bud" Mills, 74, died at 3:15 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Roy Kester (11/01/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Roy Kester died Nov. 1, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Larry Evans (11/01/07)
GRUBVILLE -- Larry Evans, 61, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Manchester. Born Nov. 8, 1945, at Poplar Bluff, son of Lucille Dodd Evans of Dexter and the late Carl Evans, he was a retired repair man for the Chrysler Corporation of Fenton and a member of the UAW BASS Club. He attended the Living Word Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War...
Lois Looney (11/30/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lois Looney, 80, died at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 29, 2007, at the Charleston Manor in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Louise Shaver (11/30/07)
DEXTER - Mary Louise Hester Shaver, 74, died Nov. 29, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 23, 1933, at Advance, she was the daughter of the late Bonnie and Ollie Young Hester. On April 2, 1949, at Piggott, Ark., she married Paul William Shaver who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2001...
David Nelson (11/30/07)
ORAN - David L. Nelson, 41, died Nov. 28, 2007, at his home in Oran. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Oran.
Colleen Hornberger (11/30/07)
SIKESTON -- Colleen Opal Hornberger, 79, died at 9:32 a.m. Nov. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 9, 1927, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Albert Brewer and Ilene Shelton Clayton, she was a CNA nurse and was of Pentecostal belief...
Ricky Bone (11/30/07)
BENTON -- Ricky E. Bone, 50, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 20, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis following an extended illness. Born April 3, 1957, in Cleveland, to the late Shirley E. Bone and Opal Bone Groves, he was a self-employed painter and of the Baptist belief...
Clayton Meeks (11/30/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Clayton Levi Meeks, 3, died Nov. 28, 2007, at his home. Born July 6, 2004, at Sikeston, he was the son of Marshall Meeks of Sikeston and Julie Dobbs Meeks of Oran. In addition to his parents, other survivors include: three brothers, Marshall Meeks, Caleb Meeks and Tyler Meeks of Sikeston; two sisters, Shaunnah Jones of Oran and Grace Meeks of Sikeston; paternal grandparents, Rick and Debbie Aters of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Stephanie Rule of Murray, Ky., and Terry Dobbs of Sikeston; paternal great-grandparents, Jake and Ann Graham of Charleston; and maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Norma Cox of St. ...
Marvin Booten (11/30/07)
BERTRAND -- Marvin Lee Booten, 65, died Nov. 29, 2007, at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 9, 1942, at Harrisburg, Ill., to Emma E. Hobgood Booten of Charleston and the late Hudson Lee Booten, he had lived in Naples, Fla., until moving to Charleston in 1985. He had been employed with M&M Trucking, Big Lake Trucking and Pullen Brothers Trucking until his retirement. He was a member of the Cornerstone Church at Bertrand where he served as an usher...
Melba Brown (11/30/07)
MALDEN -- Melba Louise Brown, 81, died Nov. 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 20, 1926, in Missouri, she was affiliated with the Pleasant View General Baptist Church in Risco. On Dec. 31, 1945, at Piggott, Ark., she married Dick Brown who preceded her in death on April 25, 1986...
Woodrow Beck (11/30/07)
MATTHEWS -- George Woodrow Beck, 84, died Nov. 29, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Mary Ellen Rushing (11/30/07)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ellen Stallings Rushing, 88, went to meet her Lord and Savior Nov. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Bertrand, daughter of the late William Melvin and Annie Laurie Finley Johnson. She graduated from Sikeston High School in 1937. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she was active on the Kitchen Committee and sang in the Living Christmas Tree for 20 years...
Edvera Welter (11/08/07)
ORAN -- Edvera Welter, 83, died Nov. 7, 2007, at Mount Carmel Senior Living in St. Charles. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran with parish prayers scheduled at 7 p.m. followed by KC prayers. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church with the Rev. Normand Varone serving as celebrant...
Nancy Brooks (11/08/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Nancy Janet Brooks, 69, died at 6:17 a.m. Nov. 7, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 17, 1938, in Algora, Ark., to the late James Fred and Roxia Murrial Cannon Cogdill, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. For 22 years she worked as a certified nursing assistant in area nursing centers and was of the Baptist belief...
Dude Clark (11/08/07)
NEW MADRID -- Claudius "Dude" Clark, 85, died Nov. 8, 2007, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
James Grable (11/08/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Dr. James Dewey Grable passed away at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2007, after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 24, 1927, to Clyde Thomas and Norma Hammock Grable, in Quitman, Ark. The oldest of four brothers, he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Herbert C. Grable and Jack I. Grable. He is survived by his youngest brother, Kenneth N. Grable of Nashville, Tenn...
Glenda Bass (11/08/07)
CHAFFEE -- Glenda Faye Bass, 66, died at 2:44 p.m. Nov. 6, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 21, 1941, in Cape Girardeau to William Oscar "Bud" & Faye Irene Martin Eaker. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee. ...
Frank Jones (11/08/07)
BELL CITY -- Harlie Franklin "Frank" Jones, 74, died at 12:14 p.m. Nov. 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 28, 1932, at Scottsville, Ark., to the late Charles Franklin and Clemmie Agnes Boze Jones, he was a retired self-employed farmer and elevator manager from Bunge Corporation in Avert. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a charter member of Hooe Baptist Church near Oran and a member of AMVETS in Bloomfield...
Jerry Pullum (11/08/07)
DEXTER -- Jerry Lynn Pullum, 54, died Nov. 6, 2007, at Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 1, 1953, at Dexter, he was the son of the late Harold and Ellen Pursell Pullum. Survivors include: two brothers, Harold Pullum and David Pullum of Dexter; and three sisters, Joyce Dowdy and Alice Moore of Dexter and Judy Standfield of Highland, Ill...
John Jibben (11/08/07)
DEXTER - John Joseph Jibben, 48, died Nov. 4, 2007, at his home. Born May 23, 1959, at Poplar Bluff, son of Noemy Jibben of Dexter and the late Dr. Robert E. Jibben, he attended school in Dexter and graduated from Dexter Senior High School in 1977. He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for many years and recently the First United Methodist Church of Dexter. ...
Mary Mansfield (11/20/07)
WILLOW SPRINGS - Mary Mansfield, formerly of East Prairie, died Nov. 19, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Buel Curtis (11/20/07)
MATTHEWS - Pallbearers for services to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Buel Curtis, 84, who died Nov. 18, 2007, will be: Stanley Curtis, Todd Curtis, James Curtis Erickson, Jeffrey Michael Erickson, Rick Leifheit and Shawn Torres...
Valerie Greer (11/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Valerie Rae Dalton Greer, 52, died Nov. 20, 2007, at her home. Born Aug. 20, 1955, in Dexter, daughter of Vernon "Buck" Dalton of Pocahontas, Ark., and Helen Maxine Dalton of Sikeston, she had been a security guard at Fleming and a manager at Rhodes 101...
Ruth Mayer (11/20/07)
DEXTER -- Ruth Esther Mayer, 76, died Nov. 19, 2007. Born Dec. 10, 1930, in Frisco, daughter of Carter P. and Esther M. Smith Worley, she was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter. She served as the first woman elder of the congregation and actively participated in The Missouri Festival of Sharing for more than 20 years. ...
Ruth Coffey (11/20/07)
MINER -- Ruth Coffey, 89, formerly of Dexter, died Nov. 20, 2007, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born April 4, 1918, at Essex, to the late Jesse and Lura Wilson Brown, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was the former bookkeeper and co-owner with her husband of the Midwest Auto Store, Coffey Brother's Oil Distributorship, Coffey's Jack Spratt Store and Coffey's Restaurant in Parma...
Evelyn Hutchcraft (11/20/07)
DEXTER - Evelyn Hutchcraft, 98, died Nov. 19, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Clyde Wallace (11/20/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Clyde Richard Wallace, 77, died at 3 a.m. Nov. 20, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Norman Cruse (11/20/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Norman Richard Cruse, 64, died Nov. 20, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1942, in Vanduser, son of the late Charles A. and Verna Mae Miller, he had lived all his life in Stoddard County. He was a retired farmhand and carpenter. Survivors include: one son, Donald Cruse of Sikeston; and several nieces and nephews...
Gladys Hilterbrand (11/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Gladys L. Hilterbrand, 81, died Nov. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 23, 1926, in Harviell, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. On July 19, 1948, she married Clarence Hilterbrand who survives of the home...
Thelma Lucy (11/20/07)
SIKESTON - Thelma Lucy, 91, of Sikeston and formerly of Kewanee, passed from this life at home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. She was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Rombauer, daughter of Robert Elijah and Nancy McGowan Emerson. On Oct. 23, 1936, she married Leroy "Ted" Lucy in Kennett. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1993...
Fannie Allen (11/26/07)
NEW MADRID - Fannie Lucille Allen, 93, died Nov. 24, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Fredericktown, to the late Walter and Bessie Harris Welshans, she was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church. She was marred to O.A. Allen, who preceded her in death in 1972...
Valerie Greer (11/26/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Valerie Rae Dalton Greer, 52, who died Nov. 20, 2007, were: Ethan Lee, Blake Lee, Joe Hartlein, Lee Bloomfield, Lynn Bradshaw and Shawn Ward.
Floyd Hoffman (11/26/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Floyd J. Hoffman, 83, who died on Nov. 21, 2007, were: Steve Watkins, Jim Cochran, Jim McGhee, Rob Dawson, Duane Pease and Jason Jines.
J.B. HIll (11/26/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Judson B. "J.B." Hill, 65, died at 12:42 p.m. Nov. 25, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 4, 1942, in Hughes, Ark., to the late James Henry and Annie Mae Rhyne Hill, he lived most of his life in East Prairie. He was employed by Gates Rubber Company until ill health forced his retirement in 1998. He has also been a member of the Volunteer Fire Department for the City of East Prairie and belonged to the New Beginnings Church in East Prairie...
Dale Merritt (11/26/07)
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. -- Dr. Dale Courtland Merritt, 63, died Nov. 17, 2007, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville. Born July 7, 1944, in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Clyde Raymond and Grace Margaret Kennedy Merritt, he was raised in St. Louis. ...
Grace-Lynn Cross (11/26/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Grace-Lynn Mae Cross, infant daughter of Heather Renay Mayabb McCurter of East Prairie and Tommy Shawn Cross of Wyatt, died at birth Nov. 21, 2007. In addition to her parents, survivors include: three brothers, Hunter McCurter, Tyler McCurter and Austyn Hall of the home; paternal grandfather, Anthony Martin of East Prairie; maternal grandparents, Brenda Baker of Bertrand and Harry W. ...
Gladys Hilterbrand (11/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today at Ponder Funeral Home for Gladys Hilterbrand, 81, who died Nov. 20, 2007, were: Gerald McConnell, Earl McConnell, Bob Patterson, Don Swilley, Jim Leigh and Chester Kordahl.
Virginia Cross (11/12/07)
SIKESTON - Virginia L. Cross, 81, died at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
George Bain Jr. (11/12/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - George Bain Jr., 44, died at 6:25 a.m. Nov. 12, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Bud Riney (11/12/07)
PUXICO - Elmer F. "Bud" Riney, 75, died Nov. 12, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 28, 1931, in Bell City, to the late Elmer Thomas and Pearl Denton Riney, he had lived all his life in the Puxico area where he was a retired row crop and cattle farmer and minister. ...
Kim Stucker (11/12/07)
PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- John "Kim" Stucker, 54, formerly of Matthews, Mo., died Nov. 10, 2007, at the Jefferson Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born Sept. 30, 1953, in Sikeston, Mo., to Leland Stucker of Norborne, Mo., and the late Margie Miller Stucker, he was a truck driver...
Keith L. Ziegenhorn (11/12/07)
SIKESTON - Keith L. Ziegenhorn went home to be in peace with the Lord on Nov. 9, 2007. He was born Oct. 13, 1935, to Minnie and Charles Ziegenhorn in Dexter. He was the youngest of five children. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers, Eldon Ziegenhorn, Arthur Ziegenhorn, Dorothy Pratt and Helen Mae Daniel, all of Sikeston...
Clinton Baugher (11/12/07)
SIKESTON -- Earl Clinton Baugher, 94, died Nov. 11, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 8, 1912, in Crowder, to the late Jefferson and Lillie Beavers Baugher, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He was a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church and owner and operator of several local businesses...
Evelyn Hailey (11/12/07)
CHARLESTON -- Evelyn Cox Hailey, 84, died Nov. 11, 2007, at her home. Born July 3, 1923, in Mississippi County, to the late James Calvin and Mary Agnes Goode Cox, she had lived her entire life in Charleston where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Grace Barnfield (11/12/07)
PUXICO -- Grace Opal Barnfield, 93, died Nov. 10, 2007, at her home. Born Nov. 3, 1914, at Zalma, to the late Charlie and Maude Bell Lincoln Carnes, she lived all her life in Puxico where she had worked on the family farm. She had also worked as a nurses aid at the Poplar Bluff Hospital and was a cook at Puxico Schools for many years. She was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico...
Joyce Payne (11/12/07)
MOREHOUSE - Joyce Payne, 67, died Nov. 10, 2007, at her home in Morehouse. Born Feb. 14, 1940, near Oblong in Jasper County, Ill., daughter of the late Peter and Goldie Lillian Wilkerson Rennier, she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and had been a counselor at the CPES Mental Health Center in Tempe, Ariz...
Mary Rushing (11/29/07)
SIKESTON - Mary Ellen Rushing, 88, died Nov. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Earl Hix (11/29/07)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for Earl Cordell Hix, 85, who died on Nov. 26, 2007, were: Rudy Williams, Rick Williams, Brock Williams, Leo Lowery, Bill Pogue and Rickey McLean.
Louise Shaver (11/29/07)
DEXTER -- Louise Shaver, 74, died Nov. 29, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Peters (11/29/07)
ANNISTON - John Karl Peters, 84, died at 11:55 p.m. Nov. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 14, 1923, at Ponotoc, Miss., to the late John Karl and Virginia Savely Peters, he had lived in Anniston most of his life where he was employed in farming until his retirement. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served as an Air Corp Gunner and was of the Baptist belief...
Jean Hinton (11/29/07)
SIKESTON - Lois Jean Hinton, 67, died Nov. 27, 2007, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Nov. 16, 1940, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Thomas and Kathryn Whitaker Hafford, she had been employed as a sales clerk at TG&Y and later was a machine operator at National Lock. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, where she had been an active member and Sunday School teacher and helped with the children's programs...
Melvin Mydland (11/29/07)
CORDOVA, Tenn. - Melvin A. Mydland, 94, died Nov. 27, 2007, at Applingwood Health Care. A retired manager of a lumber company in Portageville, Mo., he was a member of First Methodist Church in Sikeston, Mo., a graduate of Hortan High School in Kansas and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Ermon Storms (11/29/07)
VANDUSER -- Ermon M. Storms, 94, died Nov. 28, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 12, 1913, in Clarksville, Ark., son of the late Louis and Amanda Poteet Storms, he farmed for his father-in-law after he moved to Missouri and later owned and operated his own trucking business until 1942 when he went into the construction business as a carpenter. ...
Larry Williams (11/29/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Larry David Williams, 65, died at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 24, 1942, in East Prairie, to the late Cecil Ray and Alma Doris Edwards Williams, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a retired boilermaker and truck driver and a member of the Rose Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Wickliffe, Ky...
Nick Fama (11/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Dominic A. "Nick" Fama, 93, died at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 27, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 25, 1914, in Blackley, W.Va., son of the late Biagio and Carmelina Ratifrelle Fama, he served in the 63rd Infantry of the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-...
Violet V. Strebler (11/24/07)
CHAFFEE -- Violet V. Strebler, 88, died at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 22, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 22, 1919, at Chaonia, Mo., daughter of the late Jeff Lloyd and Annie Delilah Rievley Morgan, she owned and operated a tavern in Chaffee. ...
Naomi Hensley (11/24/07)
RED BLUFF, Calif. -- Naomi Elizabeth Hensley, 2, died Nov. 20, 2007, at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. She was born April 22, 2005, in Red Bluff, daughter of Blake and Sonya Hensley. In addition to her parents, survivors include: her grandparents, James and Darlene Stacy of Marysville and Linda Day of Morehouse, Mo...
Gladys Hilterbrand (11/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Gladys L. Hilterbrand, 81, died Nov. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 23, 1926, in Harviell, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. On July 19, 1948, she married Clarence Hilterbrand who survives of the home...
John Huls (11/23/07)
JEFFERSON CITY - John C. Huls, 83, died Nov. 21, 2007, at the Capital Region Medical Center. Born May 10, 1924, in Matthews, son of the late James T. and Kate Scott Huls, he graduated from Matthews High School and the University of Texas at Austin. A U.S. ...
Wanda Wallace (11/23/07)
SEBREE, Ky. -- Wanda Mae Gregory Wallace, 69, died Nov. 20, 2007, at Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Born Jan. 7, 1938, in Union County, Ill., to the late DeWitt and Augusta Mae Kimmell Gregory, she was a member of Sebree First Baptist Church. She was a registered nurse and former administrator of Preferred Home Health Care in Vincinnes, Ind. She had also worked in several doctor offices...
Floyd Hoffman (11/23/07)
DEXTER -- Floyd James Hoffman, 83, died Nov. 21, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 11, 1924, in Dexter, to the late Elmer Henry and Mina Molly Neal Hoffman, he had lived most of his life in Dexter where he had attended the First Presbyterian Church. ...
Kitty Perry (11/23/07)
GRANDBURY, Texas -- Kitty Ann Perry, 72, died suddenly Oct. 14, 2007, in Roswell, N.M. Born Catherine Alberson on Oct. 29, 1934, in Sikeston, Mo., she consdidered Sikeston home, although she lived away most of her life. She loved and was loved by many...
Lois Meese (11/23/07)
TALLAPOOSA -- Lois Berniece Meese, 72, died at 7:25 p.m. Nov. 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 28, 1935, in Tallapoosa, to the late Kern and Hazel Parthenia Stewart Royal, she was a retired private nurse. She was first married to Frank Darmofal and then later to John Meese...
Glennon Dugan (11/27/07)
WYATT -- James Glennon Dugan, 86, died Nov. 26, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1921, at Diehlstadt, to the late David Lawrence and Daisy Brown Dugan, he attended school in Wyatt and Charleston and was a 1939 graduate of Charleston High School. Drafted into the U.S. ...
Janie DeWitt (11/27/07)
SIKESTON -- Ora Jane "Janie" DeWitt, 64, died at 4:55 p.m. Nov. 26, 2007, at her home. Born June 2, 1943, in Sikeston, to that late Lawrence "Woody" and Sybil E. Heavener Woodward, she was a 1961 graduate of Sikeston High School and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid...
Shirley Kinder (11/27/07)
RANDLES - Shirley Franklin Kinder, 80, died Nov. 25, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1927, to the late Martin Franklin and Reginia Ourth Kinder, he was a retired self-employed carpenter. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II, and a member of Chaffee VFW Post No. 3127 and Aerie Eagles No. 4154 of Advance...
Jo Standley (11/27/07)
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. - Jo Standley, 69, of Sag Harbor, N.Y., died in the early morning hours of Nov. 25, 2007, in New York City. She is survived by her husband, Noel Secor Florence of Sag Harbor; a sister, Kay Standley of Severna Park, Md.; and a nephew, LT. A. Bradley Soule IV, USCG...
Edith Walker (11/27/07)
LEBANON - Edith Elizabeth Walker, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 22, 2007, at Lebanon. Born Nov. 5, 1920, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Lem and Gertrude Weatherington Hulsey, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston and had been a clerk and manager of a clothing store before retiring...
Frances Hall (11/27/07)
DEXTER - Frances Hall, daughter of the late Ceburn and Alice Brannam Goodrich, was born on March 11, 1920 in Senath and departed this life on Nov. 25, 2007, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 87. Frances grew up in Senath and was a guard on the Senath girls basketball team from 1935 until 1938. ...
Billy McNew (11/27/07)
MALDEN - Billy Eugene McNew, 68, died Nov. 26, 2007, at his son's home in Chaffee. Born April 15, 1939, at Kennett, son of the late James Roy and Thelma Lorrell Culberson McNew, he was a truck driver and had attended Sunnyvale Baptist Church in Malden...
Elsie Freeman (11/27/07)
CHAFFEE - Elsie Merrie Freeman, 92, died at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 24, 2007, at her home. Born March 3, 1915, in Qulin, to the late Luther and Grace Webb Arnold, she was a homemaker. On Jan. 21, 1933, she married Gaines Woodrow Freeman, who preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1991...
Doris Montgomery (11/27/07)
PARK HILLS - Doris Marie Montgomery, 84, died Nov. 25, 2007, at Camelot Nursing and Rehab Center in Farmington. Born May 28, 1923, in East Prairie, to the late Ernest and Alpha Lucas McMikle, she was a member of the Park Hills Church of Christ. In 1945, she married J.C. Montgomery, who preceded her in death...
Glenda Bass (11/07/07)
CHAFFEE -- Glenda Bass, 66, died Nov. 6, 2007, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Harlie Jones (11/07/07)
BELL CITY -- Harlie Frank Jones, 74, died Nov. 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Carol Prince (11/07/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Carol Ann Prince, 67, who died Nov. 5, 2007, will be: Chuck Thompson, Ray Haley, Gary Lutes, Bobby Robison, Aaron Taylor and Brite Taylor. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Jack Waters (11/07/07)
CHARTER OAK -- Columbus "Jack" Waters, 82, died at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 6, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 3, 1925, in Center Ridge, Ark., to the late George and Pearl Hill Waters, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He had been a farmer for Nelson Lumsden Farms and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canalou...
Janet Brooks (11/07/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Janet Brooks died at 6:17 a.m. this morning at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
J.C. Tinnin (11/07/07)
HORNERSVILLE - Joseph Campbell "J.C." Tinnin, 86, died Nov. 5, 2007, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born Oct. 15, 1921, at Hornersville, to the late Leonard and Willie Shelton Tinnin, he was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from the state of Missouri where he worked in weights and measures. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 362, the Masons and the Methodist Church in Hornersville...
Andrew Cummins Jr. (11/07/07)
HUMANSVILLE - Andrew Richard "A.R." Cummins Jr., 64, of Humansville, formerly of Shell Knob and Sikeston, died Oct. 13, 2007, after a short illness. Born Jan. 13, 1942, in Cordell, Okla., to the late Andrew and Ritta Bruner Cummins, he served in the Marine Corps and went on to become a truck driver until his retirement...
Hilda Rabaduex (11/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Hilda Meredith Rabaduex, 91, died Nov. 5, 2007, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 25, 1916, in Desloge, daughter of the late James Walter Ponder and Myrtle (Hill) Ponder Parks, she was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Sikeston and had worked in the bridal shop at J.C. Penney's before retiring...
Charlie Aycock Jr. (11/07/07)
LAFORGE -- Charles Louis "Charlie" Aycock Jr., 16, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 26, 1991, in St. Louis, to Charles Louis and Sondra Kay Ervin Aycock who survive of the home, he was a sophomore at New Madrid County Central High School where he was active in the JROTC program...
Orville Cato (11/07/07)
ALTENBURG -- Orville Cato, 87, died Nov. 4, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 17, 1920, in Dexter, to the late Earl and Mary Elizabeth Cato, he lived in Michigan for over 30 years where he worked as a mechanic for General Motors. In 1976, he moved to Marble Hill and then to Altenburg in 2001. He was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church in Marble Hill and The Tennessee Walkers Association...
Ashley Davis (11/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Ashley Nicole Davis, 18, died Nov. 5, 2007, at the St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Nov. 21, 1988, in Sikeston, to Vincent Longstreet and Carla Davis of Sikeston, she was a Sikeston High School Class of 2007 graduate. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Ermon Storms (11/28/07)
VANDUSER -- Ermon Storms, 94, died Nov. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Janie DeWitt (11/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services scheduled at 2 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Ora Jane "Janie" DeWitt, 64, who died on Nov. 26, 2007, will be: Phil DeWitt, Gary DeWitt, Lonnie DeWitt, Jeff DeWitt, Larry DeWitt and Steve DeWitt.
Nick Fama (11/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Dominic A. "Nick" Fama, 93, died at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 27, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Jean Hinton (11/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Jean Hinton, 67, died Nov. 27, 2007, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Larry Williams (11/28/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Larry David Williams, 65, died at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Samuel Hickman (11/05/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Samuel Hickman, 83, died Nov. 5, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Elaine Pursell (11/05/07)
DEXTER - Elaine Pursell, 50, died Nov. 4, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bud Mills (11/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Alvin Edward "Bud" Mills, 74, who died Nov. 1, 2007, were: Lt. Jeff Vitale, Cpl. Charles Colbert, Trooper Nick Bratton, Trooper Todd Watson, Trooper Keith Almond and Trooper Jason Crites...
Dollie O'Guin (11/05/07)
CHARLESTON -- Dollie O'Guin, 90, died Nov. 5, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Earl Hix (11/28/07)
JERSEYVILLE, Ill. -- Earl Cordell Hix, 85, died Nov. 26, 2007, at the Willow Rose Rehab and Healthcare in Jerseyville. Born Jan. 26, 1922, in Drumright, Okla., to the late Oliver and Annie McAlpin Hix, he lived most of his life in Michigan and moved to Godfrey in 2004. ...
Audrey Henson (11/28/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Audrey "Tee" Henson, 86, died Nov. 27, 2007, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Mississippi, daughter of the late Willie Parker and Mr. Parker. On March 15, 1944, she married Orville Stanley Henson, who preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1979...
Dixie Akins (11/14/07)
NEW MADRID -- Dixie M. Akins, 69, of New Madrid, died Nov. 13, 2007, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Herbert Hubbard (11/19/07)
AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Johnie "Herbert" Hubbard, 78, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9 a.m. Nov. 15, 2007, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. Born Feb. 2, 1929, in Corning, Ark., to the late Thomas Butler and Clida Ellen Flanigan Hubbard, he attended Trinity Chapel Church...
Carmen Basham (11/19/07)
NEW MADRID -- Carmen U. Basham, 80, died Nov. 17, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 2, 1927, in New Madrid, to the late Ernest Unsel and Edna Gasaway Unsel, she was a member of the New Madrid Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Women's Auxiliary 595...
Tootsie Wing (11/19/07)
OXFORD, Miss. - Lolita "Tootsie" Bard Wing, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Nov. 18, 2007, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Thelma Lucy (11/19/07)
SIKESTON - Thelma Lucy, 91, of Sikeston and formerly of Kewanee, passed from this life at home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. She was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Rombauer, daughter of Robert Elijah and Nancy McGowan Emerson. On Oct. 23, 1936, she married Leroy "Ted" Lucy in Kennett. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1993...
Roberta Gardner (11/19/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Roberta Meekins Gardner, 67, died Nov. 16, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Oct. 9, 1940, in Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Fern Meekins. On March 19, 1973, she married Marlin Gardner who survives of the home...
Bessie Fockler (11/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bessie M. Fockler, 83, died at 10:10 a.m. Nov. 17, 2007, at her home. Born Feb. 26, 1924, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Leo and Pearl Rich Uhl, she lived in East Prairie for the past 17 years. She was married to Hoyt Carroll, who preceded her in death in October 1958, On Dec. 6, 1979, she married William Fockler, who survives of the home...
Deborah Gaylord (11/19/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Deborah Jean Gaylord, 52, died Nov. 16, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 4, 1955, at Sikeston, daughter of the late Gene and Lena Greenlee Warren, she was raised in Matthews. She moved from Dexter to Cape Girardeau three years ago and was a member of Fruitland Community Church in Fruitland...
Buel Curtis (11/19/07)
MATTHEWS -- Buel Curtis, 84, died at 3:35 p.m. Nov. 18, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1923, in Waverly, Tenn., to the late A.R. and Ollie Elizabeth Winters Curtis, he served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Caribou during World War II and was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church. He was a farmer, cement construction contractor and part owner of the Curtis Bros. Construction Co...
Tami L. McCollom (11/05/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Tami Lynne McCollom, 40, died Nov. 3, 2007, at her home. Born July 23, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, to John Ervin of Anderson and Ruth Schlichting Kruse of Cape Girardeau, she lived most of her life in Bloomfield. On Feb. 14, 2004, she married Randol McCollom, who survives of the home...
Sue Lemonds (11/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Marjorie Sue Lemonds, 77, died Nov. 4, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 12, 1930, in Kennett, daughter of the late Lum and Beulah Moore Sullinger, she was a retired beautician. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she belonged to the Arbutus Sunday School Class...
Loiselle Ellis (11/05/07)
CHARLESTON -- Margaret Loiselle Fisher Ellis, 89, died at 2:45 a.m. Nov. 3, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Born Jan. 20, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Earnest G. and Chloe Alice Kassel Fisher, she was a 1935 graduate of Cape Central High School. ...
Patrick Rolwing (11/05/07)
CHARLESTON -- Patrick Newcum Rolwing, 77, died Nov. 4, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1930, at the Texas Bend community in Mississippi County, son of the late Otto Joseph and Ethel Newcum Rolwing, he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and what is now Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau following his service in the U.S. ...
Toby Baehr (11/05/07)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Edwin Health "Toby" Baehr, 72, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died at 9 p.m. Nov. 2, 2007, at the Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville. Born July 8, 1935, in Lilbourn, son of the late Homer and Mildred Heath Baehr, he was a journeyman electrician with Electricians Local Union 309 in Collinsville. He was a member of the Granite City Eagles F.O.E. 1126...
Barbara Bonds (11/16/07)
PARMA -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Barbara Knight Bonds, 63, who died on Nov. 12, 2007, were: Richie Williams, Jimmy Wiliams, Bobby Aycock, Pat Johnson, Lance Brown and Allen Zell.
Leslie Wilson (11/16/07)
DEXTER -- Leslie Wilson, 93, died Nov. 13, 2007, at the Cypress Point Healthcare. Born April 17, 1914, at Dutchtown, he was the son of the late Ezra and Rosa Griffin Wilson. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rainey-...
J.R. Marrett (11/16/07)
MONETTE, Ark. -- J.R. Marret, 85, died Nov. 15, 2007, at the Monette Manor. Born Feb. 5, 1922, in Cardwell, Mo., to the late James Roy and Laura Marret, he was a retired lifelong farmer and conservationist. An Army veteran of World War II and a Mason, he was of the Baptist belief...
Edith Blumenberg (11/16/07)
WARRENTON -- Edith L. Blumenberg, 89, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:50 a.m. Nov. 15, 2007, at Warrenton Manor. Born Feb. 19, 1918, in Dorena, to the late William Allen and Paralee Alcenia Kelley Newton, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Church of God. After her husband's death, she moved to Wright City...
Jerry Campbell (11/18/07)
HARRIMAN, Tenn. -- Jerry Vernon Campbell, 54, died Nov. 3, 2007, at Lexington, Tenn. Born Nov. 18, 1952, in St. Louis, Mo., he had been employed as a truck driver. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Jessica Lorraine and Greg Curtner of Sikeston, Mo.; four sons and a daughter-...
Walter Young (11/16/07)
JACKSON -- Walter W. Young, 88, died Nov. 14, 2007, at Monticello House. Born April 5, 1919, in Portageville, son of the late William and Ollie Knight Young, he was a grocery store manager in Wardell and then owner and operator of an IGA Foodliner in Sikeston for six years. ...
Roberta Gardner (11/18/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Roberta L. Gardner, 67, died Nov. 16, 2007 at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Dixie M. Akins (11/15/07)
NEW MADRID -- Dixie M. Akins, 69, died Nov. 13, 2007, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Born Aug. 26, 1938, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late J.R. and Leona Hunt Chambliss. On Sept. 27, 1975, she married J.D. Akins who preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 2005...
Christy Lay (11/15/07)
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Christy Lynn Thurman Lay, 36, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Nov. 9, 2007, at the Bay Medical Center. Born June 5, 1971, in Sikeston, Mo., to Charles "Bud" Thurman of East Prairie and Sherry Mayabb Thurman of Panama City, she was a registered nurse employed by Healthmart Regional Hospital. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Brandon Camden (11/15/07)
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. -- Brandon Tyler Camden, 12, died Nov. 12, 2007. Born Jan. 27, 1995 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., he was the son of Kathy and Ernie Gilmore and Robert and Brandi Camden of Jacksonville. In addition to his parent, survivors include: grandparents, Phillip and Debbie Jackson of Portageville, Mo., Wayne and Brenda Gilmore of Broseley, Mo., Karen Swift of Wappapello, Mo., and Carol and Greg Ribbing of Poplar Bluff; great-...
Edith Blumenberg (11/15/07)
WARRENTON - Edith L. Blumenberg, 89, died at 7:50 a.m. Nov. 15, 2007, in the Warrenton Manor Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Josephine Harris (11/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Josephine Harris, 86, died Nov. 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 11, 1920, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Emmett and Delia Russell, she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church. On Feb. 17, 1944, she married Lloyd G. Harris who preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2004...
Beulah I. Tucker (11/15/07)
NEW MADRID - Beulah Iva Tucker, 63, died Nov. 14, 2007, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born July 2, 1944, in Piedmont, she was the daughter of the late George Elmer Barfield and Frankie and Rudolph Swanson. Survivors include: three sons, Chris Voegtlin of Channelview, Texas, Richared Stegall of Portageville and Scott Stegall of Piedmont; one daughter, Vicki Barnett of New Madrid; one brother, George Barfield of Pacific; 13 grandchildren including Crystal Britt of Piedmont, whom she raised; and 10 great-. ...
Ben Hendrickson (11/15/07)
DALLAS - Benjamin Fair Hendrickson, 80, died Oct. 21, 2007, at his home. Born March 31, 1927, in Catron, Mo., he was the son of the late John "Lem" and Ethel Edith Mosley Hendrickson. Survivors include: one son, William Hendrickson of Mount Vernon, Texas; one stepson, Floyd "Buddy" Gentry, address unavailable; one sister, Bonnie Mooring of Lilbourn, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews...
Bud Riney (11/15/07)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Elmer "Bud" Riney, 75, who died on Nov. 12, 2007, were: Chuck Hull, Ronnie Shrum, Glenn Henson, Leonard Wilson, Charles Hedspeth and David Green...