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Obituaries from December 2007

Arabelle Cunningham (12/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Arabelle Cunningham, 95, who died Dec. 10, 2007, were: Jim Allen, Bill Littleton, Jerry Laseter, John Ensoil and Larry Nickell.
Arvel Williamson (12/13/07)
DEXTER -- Arvel F. Williamson, 95, died Dec. 12, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born March 29, 1912, at Zadock, son of the late Oscar Franklin Williamson and Ollie Pry Williamson Hobbs, he was a retired carpenter and of the Baptist belief...
Celia Cooper (12/13/07)
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Celia Estell Widner Cooper, 92, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Dec. 9, 2007, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland. Born July 7, 1915, in Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of the late Ferd Cleveland and Mary Alice Turner Reams, she was of the Pentecostal belief...
Mildred Kiefer (12/13/07)
NEW HAMBURG -- Mildred P. Kiefer, 83, died at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 12, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1924, in Benton, daughter of the late Adam and Alvina Urhahn Felter, she was a homemaker and member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and St. Ann Sodality...
Irene Kuehle (12/13/07)
PUXICO - Irene Anthony Kuehle, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 11, 2007, at the Beverly Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico. Born June 11, 1921, in Advance, to the late Frank and Nellie Anthony, she spent most of her life in Sikeston, where she was a long-standing member of First United Methodist Church. She retired as an elementary school teacher...
Elsie M. Cantrell (12/13/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Elsie M. Cantrell, 97, died Dec. 11, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 19, 1910, in Pine Valley, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Bill and Cora Gorton Dickey. She had worked as a seamstress, a dime store clerk and in a sewing factory in Memphis, Tenn. ...
Dorothy Julius (12/13/07)
DEXTER -- Dorothy D. Julius, 99, died Dec. 12, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 27, 1908, in Newport, Ark., daughter of the late Mack and Minnie Riley Cochran, she had lived in Puxico and Grandin before she moved to Dexter 26 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of the Eastern Star and Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Bert Wethington (12/13/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted on Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Herbert Vernon "Bert" Wethingon, 70, who died Dec. 8, 2007, were: John Florida, Doug Wethington, Joe Arnold, Billy Arnold, Michael Arnold and Steve Colberg...
Charles Gaddis (12/12/07)
SIKESTON - Charles DeWayne Gaddis, 62, died at 10:09 a.m. Dec. 11, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 24, 1945, at Blytheville, Ark., to the late Basil Scott and Merline Shipley Gaddis, he had worked for the Sikeston Housing Authority for many years. ...
Sam Wigfall (12/12/07)
NEW MADRID - Juaneta "Sam" Wigfall, 48, died Dec. 6, 2007, at the Pemiscot Health Care Systems in Hayti. Born Aug. 26, 1959, in Hayti, to Lola Caruthers of Dade City, Fla., and the late Jessie Newsom, she was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and a member and manager of the gospel group "The Echoes of Joy."...
Elsie Cantrell (12/12/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Elsie M. Cantrell, 97, died Dec. 11, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by DeLisle Funeral Home.
David Archie (12/12/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - James David Archie, 62, died at 7:40 p.m. Dec. 10, 2007, at his home. Born March 11, 1945, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Riley J. and Mildred L. Davis, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County. He was a mechanic and of the Baptist belief...
Martin Halter (12/12/07)
CHARLESTON - Martin Thomas Halter, 90, died at 9:45 p.m. Dec. 10, 2007, at the Auburn Creek Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 5, 1917, in Charleston to the late Michael H. and Mary E. Carlisle Halter, he was employed in farming and as a manager of an alfalfa mill in Tiptonville, Tenn.,until returning to Charleston in 1951 when he and his brother, Norbert, established Halter Brothers Construction. ...
Alberta Trout (12/12/07)
O'FALLON -- Alberta Alene Trout, 74, formerly of Puxico and Bloomfield, died Dec. 10, 2007, at St. Joseph's West Medical Center in Lake St. Louis. Born March 26, 1933, near Bell City, daughter of the late Andrew Jasper and Opal Fowler Stewart, she had made her home in O'Fallon for the past seven years. Prior to moving, she had worked as a CNA at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield and had done private care...
Willena Painter (12/21/07)
ALEXANDRIA, La. - Willena H. Painter, 90, died Dec. 17, 2007, at Naomi Heights Nursing Home. Born March 1, 1917, to the late Grover and Julia Robinson Hadder, she was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Morehouse, Mo. Her husband, Albert Painter, preceded her in death...
Frank Burnett (12/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Frank Burnett, 78, died Dec. 20, 2007, at his home. Born June 11, 1929, in Haleyville, Ala., he was the son of the late James Bentley and Bertha Price Burnett. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and before retiring had been owner and operator of Frank's Refrigeration for many years...
Nancy Childers (12/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Nancy Kathleen Childers, 45, died at 10:52 p.m. Dec. 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 25, 1962, in St. Louis, to James Chappell and Kathleen Sides of Sikeston, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On April 17, 1978, in Benton, she married Mark Childers who survives of the home...
Donald Guerrier (12/21/07)
BENTON -- Donald I. Guerrier, 64, died Dec. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements.
Ida Wallace (12/21/07)
SIKESTON - Ida S. Wallace, 89, died Dec. 19, 2007, at her home. Born June 9, 1918, in Sikeston, to the late Cullen Lee and Dora Kappler Oliver, she had worked for the International Shoe Co. in Sikeston. She was a cook for the Sikeston Public Schools and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston...
Jerry Spears (12/21/07)
DEXTER -- Jerry Spears, 68, died Dec. 20, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marie Marret (12/21/07)
MONETTE, Ark. -- Thelma "Marie" Marret, 82, died Dec. 20, 2007, at the Monette Manor in Monette. Born March 22, 1925, in Hollywood, Mo., daughter of the late Avery and Myrtle Wilmoth, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Her husband, J. R. Marret II, preceded her in death...
Harvey Sizemore Jr. (12/20/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Harry L. Sizemore Jr., 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 18, 2007, at St. Francis Medial Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1921, in Kewanee, to the late Harvey L. and Margaret Brasher Sizemore Sr., he was a member of Poplar Bluff Lion's Club and had retired as an assistant director for the Poplar Bluff Housing Authority. ...
Goldie Finney (12/20/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Goldie Imogene Finney, 70, died Dec. 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 4, 1937, in Parma, to the late Charles and Minnie Martin Truell, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Portageville...
Nancy Childers (12/20/07)
SIKESTON - Nancy K. Childers, 45, died Dec. 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Frank Burnett (12/20/07)
SIKESTON - Frank Burnett, 79, died Dec. 20, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Katherine Davis (12/20/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Katherine Idell Davis, 97, died at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 14, 1910, in Mississippi County, to the late Aubrey A. and Myrtle Presson Metheny, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie and a 1930 graduate of East Prairie High School...
Ida Wallace (12/20/07)
SIKESTON - Ida S. Wallace, 89, died Dec. 19, 2007, at her home. Born June 9, 1918, in Sikeston, to the late Cullen Lee and Dora Kappler Oliver, she had worked for the International Shoe Co. in Sikeston. She was a cook for the Sikeston Public Schools and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston...
Larry Coffer (12/20/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Larry Joe Coffer, 66, died at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2007, at his home. Born May 5, 1941, at Wolf Island, to the late Forrest W. and Iva Mae Johnson Coffer, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
William Bogan (12/19/07)
CHARLESTON - William Lee Bogan, 67, died Dec. 15, 2007, at his home. Born July 14, 1940, in Mounds, Ill., to the late Bennie and Georgia Brown Bogan, he moved to Missouri in 1962. He was a member of Local Laborer Union 1104 and was of the Baptist belief...
Jessie Hill (12/19/07)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Jessie Bell Hill, 94, died Dec. 18, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 15, 1913, in Yazoo City, Miss., daughter of the late Annie Deal Taylor, she was a member of Greer Chapel Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she was a member of the mother board...
Danny Taylor (12/19/07)
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Danny Taylor, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 5:20 a.m. Oct. 24, 2007, at the Oceanside Hospice Care Center at Ormond Beach. Born Sept. 17, 1933, in Sikeston, to the late Raymond S. and Floy Robbs Tayler, he graduated in 1951 from Sikeston High School, where he lettered in football and track. ...
Idell Davis (12/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Idell Davis, 97, died at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Larry Coffer (12/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Larry Coffer, 66, died at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Jerry Bond (12/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Jerry S. Bond, 48, died Dec. 16, 2007, at his home. Born July 28, 1959, in Chicago, to James and Melissa Morrow Bond, he had lived in Missouri since 1999. He married Patrice Phillips who preceded him in death. Survivors include: two sons, Jerry Bond Jr. ...
Brian Smith (12/19/07)
DEXTER -- Michael Brian Smith, 35, died Dec. 17, 2007, in Dexter. Born Oct. 5, 1972, in Farmington, son of Cynthia E. Lorentz Hux of Bernie and the late Michael E. J. Smith, he was of the Protestant belief and employed with Robinson Construction in Poplar Bluff. He was a former student at Dexter High School...
Red Hurley (12/19/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Rondal "Red" Hurley, 73, died at 6:20 p.m. Dec. 17, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 18, 1934, in Dry Bayou, he was the son of the late Roy and Sybil Johnson Hurley. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was retired from the Portageville School District where he had worked in maintenance...
Jo Adams (12/11/07)
DEXTER -- Jo Adams, 82, died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Cypress Point Health Care facility. Born April 8, 1925, in St. Louis, to the late Pasquale and Anna Mazza Caruana, she had lived in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1987. She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary at Missouri Southern Healthcare and had worked in real estate before retiring. She was of the Baptist belief...
Martin Halter (12/11/07)
CHARLESTON -- Martin Thomas Halter, 90, died at 9:45 p.m. Dec. 10, 2007, at Autumn Creek in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Clarence Cantrell (12/11/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Clarence Cantrell, 96, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Lutheran Home Assisted Care Facility in Cape Girardeau. Clarence was born Oct. 8, 1911, in Thayer, son of Charley and Lottie Risner Cantrell. He and Mary Allard were married on Oct. 3, 1936, in Charleston. At his death, Clarence was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. He was active in church through the years serving as deacon for most of his adult life...
Arabelle Cunningham (12/11/07)
SIKESTON - Arabelle Cunningham, 95, died Dec. 10, 2007, at Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 11, 1912, in Charleston, daughter of the late Harvey E. and Flossie Byrum Blackburn, she was a member of First United Methodist Church. She had been a clerk for 10 years at F.W. Woolworth and 19 years at Reiss Dairy...
Esther Aaron (12/11/07)
ESSEX -- Esther Aaron, 88, died Dec. 8, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 5, 1919, to the late Ralph and Birdie Smith Aaron, she had lived most of her life in Essex where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She had worked in the office of Missouri Utilities until her retirement...
David Archie (12/11/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - David Archie, 62, died at 7:40 p.m. Dec. 10, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Woodrow Bolen (12/11/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Woodrow George Bolen Sr., 90, died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Mark Twain Caring Center. Born Oct. 2, 1917 in Truman, Ark., he was a mill worker for Himmelberger- Harrison in Morehouse from Dec. 5, 1945, until his retirement. He was a member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a volunteer for the Morehouse Fire Department for 20 years...
Peggy French (12/18/07)
CHARLESTON - Peggy Nelson French, 51, died Dec. 17, 2007, at her home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.
Albert Bange (12/18/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pallbearers at services set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bloomfield Cemetery for Albert B. "Al" Bange, 92, formerly of Festus and Blodgett, who died Dec. 15, 2007, will be: Brett Matthews, Bill White, Ray Shock, Doug Beggs, Donnie Beggs, Paul Rosener and Bob Rosener. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Alene Fitzgerel (12/18/07)
MORLEY - Alene Tyler Fitzgerel, 87, died Dec. 15, 2007, in West Jordan, Utah. Born Nov. 11, 1920, in Wynn, Ark., to Jim and Cornelia Thomas Tyler, she worked at the International Hat Factory in Oran for 35 years before leaving her home in Morley to move to Salt Lake City, where she was a Salt Lake County Aging Services senior companion...
Red Hurley (12/18/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Rondal "Red" Hurley, 73, died Dec. 17, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Arabelle Cunningham (12/10/07)
SIKESTON - Arabelle Cunningham, 95, died Dec. 10, 2007, at Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Dink Fidler (12/10/07)
BERTRAND -- Julia Ann "Dink" Stubblefield Fidler, 66, died at 6:10 a.m. Dec. 10, 2007, at Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Jan. 9, 1941, in Charleston, to the late Lee S. and Mary Marie Tatumn Stubblefield, she had lived in the Cahokia, Ill. area for a number of years, where she was employed as a mailing clerk with Direct Mail USA until her retirement in 1995. She had attended the Apostolic Pentecostal Church at Royalton, Ill...
Mildred Scroggins (12/10/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at graveside services conducted on Sunday at the Center Ridge Cemetery in Center Ridge, Ark. for Mildred Scroggins, 89, who died Dec. 6, 2007, were: Steve Suiter, Mike Suiter, Steve Belvin, Jerry Corder, Tim Jinnigs and Brandon Hamton...
Clarence Cantrell (12/10/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Clarence E. Cantrell, 96, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Bert Wethington (12/10/07)
WOODSON TERRACE - Herbert Vernon "Bert" Wethington, 70, died Dec. 8, 2007, at his home. Bon Oct. 7, 1937, in Cline's Island, son of the late Virgil and Elsie Johnson Wethington, he had served in the United States Army and retired from the Ford Motor Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Missouri 8 Ball Pool League...
Sherman Rogers (12/10/07)
NEW HAVEN - Sherman C. Rogers, 90, formerly of Dexter, died Dec. 7, 2007, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo. Born March 17, 1917, at Freeland, Mich., to the late Lewis J. and Doris Hazel Beach Rogers, he was a member of the Community Church of Christ at Lowndes. A retired welder, he was a United States Army veteran serving during World War II...
Stella Hulshof (12/10/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Stella Cecelia Hulshof, 91, died Dec. 7, 2007, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born June 25, 1916, at Portageville, to the late Daniel K. and Eda Ellen Durbin, she was a member of the St. Eustachius Church and Ladies Sodality in Portageville...
Rick Cox (12/10/07)
EDMOND, Okla. -- Rick Wayne Cox, 55, passed away on Dec. 5, 2007. Rick was born Feb. 25, 1952 to Jere and Virginia Cox of Sikeston, Mo., at the Naval hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Musically gifted, Rick spent a large portion of his life as a union musician playing throughout the United States and Canada. ...
Jerry Dodson (12/06/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Jerry A. Dodson, 72, died Dec. 4, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born March 11, 1935, in New Madrid County, son of the late Homer A. and Bessie Alice Wilburn Dodson, he has lived in the Parma and Essex areas most of his life. A retired farm laborer, he was of the Baptist belief...
Martha Ragsdale (12/06/07)
MALDEN -- Martha M. Ragsdale, 90, died Dec. 5, 2007, at the Golden Living Center. Born Jan. 18, 1917, near Marmaduke, Ark., in 1949 she moved to southeast Missouri where she had lived in the Bernie and Dexter areas. She had worked in the processing department with the Swift and Hudson Poultry Plant in Dexter and was of the Methodist belief...
Clyde Davidson (12/06/07)
SIKESTON - Clyde Alexander Davidson, 75, died Dec. 5, 2007, at Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 22, 1932, in Oakland, Tenn., son of the late Odis Alexander and Lizzie Everlyn Stines Davidson, he worked for Bridger Construction and Trailer Express before retiring...
Esther Henry (12/06/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Esther Henry, 94, died Dec. 5, 2007, at her home. Born June 21, 1913, in Mississippi County, to the late Orb and Maude Ferrell Forrester, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Rickey Cochran (12/06/07)
DEXTER - Rickey Harold Cochran, 43, died at 3:07 a.m. Dec. 4, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 14, 1964, in Sikeston, to the late Jimmie Harold Cochran and Nancy Lou Cochran of Marble Hill, he was employed with Cargill Grain Co...
Jessica Cato (12/06/07)
ADVANCE -- Jessica Dawn Cato, 23, was born May 28, 1984, in Sikeston, daughter of Don L. Cato and Pamela Comstock, and passed away December 4, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis from injuries sustained in a car accident. Jessica was the activity director at Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. She was also a 2002 graduate of Advance High School...
Anita Wheeler (12/26/07)
DEXTER - Anita Wheeler died Dec. 25, 2007, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Marion Powe (12/26/07)
LILBOURN - Marion Beatrice Travis Powe, 92, died Dec. 22, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 28, 1915, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late Forest Travis. She was married to Lloyd Powe, who preceded her in death...
Skeet Dean (12/26/07)
EAST PRAIRE - Guylend S. "Skeet" Dean, 32, died at 2 p.m., Dec. 22, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 25, 1972 in Rockford, Ill., to Johnnie Lou Grogan Dean of East Prairie, he was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Jerry Spears (12/26/07)
DEXTER - Jerry M. Spears, 68, died Dec. 20, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 6, 1939, in Steele, son of Verla V. Allard Spears of Dexter and the late LeRoy Spears, he was a former employee with Chrysler at North Carolina, where he worked as a machinist...
Myrtle McClanahan (12/26/07)
CHARLESTON - Myrtle J. McClanahan, 90, died at 9:40 p.m. Dec. 23, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Dec. 31, 1916, at Bell City, to the late Virgil Edward and Myrtie Maude Duckett Jones, she was a graduate of Diehlstadt High School. She lad lived most of her life in Charleston, where she was employed for a number of years with the Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Lena Hampton (12/26/07)
NEW MADRID - Lena Edna Hart Hampton, 91, died Dec. 21, 2007, at her home. Born Feb. 4, 1916, in New Madrid County, to the late Willa Pearl and John Thomas Hart, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Choir. She was married to James D. Hampton, who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1964...
Novell Milani (12/26/07)
SIKESTON - Novell Milani, 82, died at 2:47 a.m. Dec. 23, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 22, 1925, in Union City, Tenn., to the late Carroll J. and Lillie Russom James, she had been employed with Sunline Candy Co. in St. Louis where she was a candy machine operator. She was a member of the Miner Baptist Church and Sikeston Eagles Aries No. 3319...
James Cato (12/26/07)
ST. LOUIS - James Cato, 80, died Dec. 23, 2007, at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 13, 1927, at Greenbriar, to the late Sylvester and Leona Bennett Cato, he had lived in Kinder until moving to St. Louis in 1951. He was retired from McCabe-Powers Body in St. Louis, where he worked as a machine operator for 33 years...
Welton Rhodes (12/29/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Welton Rhodes, 85, died at 12:20 a.m. Dec. 29, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Phillip Groves Sr. (12/29/07)
CHAFFEE -- Phillip David Groves Sr., 73, died at 10:45 p.m. Dec. 27, 2007, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 1, 1934, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late David and Ruth Lassiter Groves, he was a rental manager for Ryder Truck Co. and U.P.S. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Gladys Rowland (12/29/07)
DEXTER - Gladys Irene Heflin Rowland, 82, died Dec. 28, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Dunklin County, daughter of the late Abe and Pricilla Green Brotherton, she had been employed with Elders in Dexter. She was a member of the Second General Baptist Church and its Quilting Club and the Dexter Bowling Team...
Evelyn Duncan (12/29/07)
NEW MADRID -- Evelyn Duncan, 64, died Dec. 27, 2007, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Dec. 15, 1943, in Oran, daughter of the late Earl Douglas and Grace Alice McCarty McCallister, she was a longtime member of the New Madrid Baptist Church...
Dawn Hastings (12/05/07)
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. - Born March 1, 1962, in Sikeston, Mo., 45-year-old Dawn "Libby" Hastings died unexpectedly at her home on Dec. 2, 2007. She was a homemaker and avid gardener. She attended school in Sikeston and Salt Lake City and attended Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Rosemary Crisp (12/05/07)
MARION, Ill. - Rosemary Berkel Crisp, 70, died Dec. 1, 2007, surrounded by her loving family, after a 12-year battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Chicago, to the late Albert and Rose Berkel, she graduated in 1958 from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Evansville, Ind. ...
Opal Duncan (12/05/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Opal Duncan, 92, who died on Dec. 1, 2007, were: Larry Roberts, Mike Patterson, Norman Roberts, Darrell Penberthy and Steve Watkins.
Esther Henry (12/05/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Esther Henry, 94, died at 2:45 a.m. Dec. 5, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Roy Blumenberg (12/05/07)
BERTRAND - The Rev. Roy Blumenberg Sr., 93, formerly of East Prairie, died Dec. 3, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born July 12, 1914, in Allenville, son of Louis Lee and Ella Sophia Eggimann Blumenberg, he and his family moved to Mississippi County in 1922. ...
Harry Powers Jr. (12/05/07)
SIKESTON - Harry L. Powers Jr., 46, died Dec. 2, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1961, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late Harry L. Powers Sr. and Paula Cooper Cannon. On April 25, 1994, he married Paula Myers Smith, who survives of the home...
Norman Elsperman Sr. (12/05/07)
CHAFFEE -- Norman Merle Elsperman Sr., 87, died at 1:35 a.m. Dec. 1, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 1, 1920, in Vanduser, to the late George and Martha Wells Elsperman, he was the retired owner and operator of Norm's Service Station in Spring Valley, Calif...
Ophelia Hutton (12/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Ophelia L. Hutton, 14, died Dec. 2, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 31, 1993, in St. Louis to Robert Hutton of Detroit and Margaret Harris of Sikeston, she was an eighth grade student at the 7th and 8th Grade Center in Sikeston and a member of Peace Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Dorothy Wilson (12/05/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dorothy Jean Wilson, 64, died at 10:15 a.m., Dec. 3, 2007, at her home. Born July 11, 1943, in Wyatt, to the late Edward Lee and Lorene White Jones, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the First Baptist Church of East Prairie...
Wanda Carey (12/05/07)
BENTON - Pallbearers for services held at 11 a.m. today at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Wanda Carey, 48, who died at 4:40 a.m. Dec. 3, 2007, were: Keith Runyan, James Hopper, Edwin Carey Jr., Gary DeWitt, David Lape and David Hough.
Erin Powell (12/05/07)
PUXICO -- Erin Lynn Powell, 24, died Nov. 3, 2007, at Saint Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Sept. 30, 1983, to Trent Shipman of Bloomfield and Cathy Edmonds Shipman of Cape Girardeau, she had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community and was a graduate of Bloomfield High School...
Ruth Brown (12/05/07)
CHARLESTON - Mamie Ruth Brown, 72, died at 4:25 p.m. Dec. 4, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 15, 1935, at West Point, Tenn., to the late Jack S. and Gladys Josephine Perry Ketchum, she lived most of her life in Charleston. A lifetime cook, she was most recently employed at the Charleston Nutrition Center until ill-health forced her retirement. She had attended the Free Pentecostal Church in Charleston...
Jack Blaylock (12/15/07)
ESSEX - Jack Blaylock, 71, died Dec. 14, 2007, in the St. Louis University Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Johnny Marks (12/15/07)
HIGGINSVILLE -- John Warren "Johnny" Marks, 54, died Dec. 12, 2007, at the Higginsville Rehab Center. Born July 28, 1953, in Rosiclare, Ill., he was the son of the late Albert LeRoy and Mildred E. Friedline Marks. Survivors include: a brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Winnie Marks of Pensacola, Fla.; and a sister, Jean Mays of Waverly, Tenn...
Jim Burris (12/15/07)
ORAN -- James "Jim" Burris, 58, died Dec. 12, 2007, at Benton. Born May 16, 1949, at Cape Girardeau, to the late Louis Harry Edward and Mildred Duty Burris, he had been a truck driver for Agri-Trans Trucking in Cape Girardeau and was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the U.S. Marine Corps...
Albert Bange (12/15/07)
SIKESTON - Albert Bange, 92, died at 1:25 a.m. Dec. 15, 2007, at Fountainbleau Lodge Nursing Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Gale Taylor (12/17/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Gale Taylor, 66, died Dec. 14, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 29, 1941, in Piedmont, to the late Warren and Violet Cook Taylor, he had lived for 20 years in Fenton where he worked at the Chrysler Motors plant. He moved to Wappapello 17 years ago and was a member of the Faith Apostolic Church...
Albert Bange (12/17/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Albert B. "Al" Bange, 92, formerly of Festus and Blodgett, died at 1:25 a.m. Dec. 15, 2007, at the Fountainbleau Lodge Nursing Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 11, 1915, in St. Louis, to the late Henry J. and Caroline Dierker Bange, he was employed as a farmer and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sikeston...
Christine Tibbs (12/17/07)
DEXTER -- Christine A. Tibbs, 75, died Dec. 15, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 2, 1932, at Parma, to the late Louis Alvin "Bill" and Susie Irene Abshur Leathers, she had lived most of her life in Dexter. She and her husband had worked and owned several restaurants including Cubs, The Bootheel and the Hickory House. She had attended the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Jack Blaylock (12/17/07)
ESSEX - Jack Blaylock, 71, died Dec. 14, 2007, in the St. Louis University Hospital. Born Aug. 20, 1936, at Kaiser, Ark., son of the late W.D. and Alta Ward Blaylock, he was a farmer, a member of the Stoddard County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and the Essex-Grayridge Lions Club. He was of the Baptist belief...
Velma James (12/17/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services for Velma Ruth James, 88, who died on Dec. 13, 2007, will be: Joe Karnes, Gene Karnes, Bill Littleton, Tim Chambers, Robert Hays and Chester Bell. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday...
James Edwards (12/17/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pallbearers for services to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for James Harold "Buddy" Edwards, 83, who died Dec. 13, 2007, will be: Tim Holman, Ben Chessor, Harley Kimber, Michael McDonnold, Paul Ruff and DeWayne Sitzes...
Dorothy Julius (12/17/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Dorothy Julius, 99, who died on Dec. 12, 2007, were: Denny Christian, Terry Christian, Bruce Christian, Matt Christian, Kyle Christian and Billy Fowler...
Lucille Krone (12/17/07)
SIKESTON - Lucille I. Krone, 99, died at 12:15 p.m. Dec. 14, 2007, at her home. Born March 6, 1908, in Kuttawa, Ky., to the late Oscar and Maggie White Yates, she was a homemaker and had attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston. On April 15, 1926, in Metropolis, Ill., she married Hugh Krone, who preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1989...
James Edwards (12/15/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James Harold "Buddy" Edwards, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 13, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 28, 1924, son of the late Payton and Ella Standridge Edwards, he worked for California Spring Company in West Covina, Calif., for 30 years. He moved to Sikeston in 1990 and then moved to Cape Girardeau where he attended the LaCroix United Methodist Church...
Esther Zook (12/15/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Esther Lee Zook, 71, who died on Dec. 13, 2007, will be: James Whitley, Thomas Whitley, Nathen Vent, Mike Moore, Junior Parker, Edward Jolley III, Butch Breeden and Jason Miller...
Velma James (12/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Velma Ruth James, 88, died Dec. 13, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born Dec. 17, 1918, in Wyatt, daughter of the late John Euriel "J.E." and Nellie Ward Hinton, she was a housewife and a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Sara Williams (12/15/07)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Sara Nell Williams, 87, died Dec. 3, 2007. Born Nov. 5, 1920, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of the late Oscar and Flora Oakes Reagor, she was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. She was also a secretary and bookkeeper for the State of Missouri and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sikeston, Mo...
Lucille Krone (12/15/07)
SIKESTON - Lucille Krone, 99, died at 12:15 p.m. Dec. 14, 2007, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Billy Matthews Sr. (12/28/07)
SULLIVAN -- Billy J. Matthews Sr., 79, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 21, 2007, at his home. He was the son of the late Clyde and Lucille Inman Matthews. Originally from the Bootheel area of Missouri, he was an all-conference tackle for the Sikeston Bulldogs and received a football scholarship to Arkansas State. ...
Pearlie McCoy (12/28/07)
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Pearlie Mae McCoy, 84, died Dec. 24, 2007, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lafayette. Born May 21, 1923, in Vigo County, to the late Earl N. and Lydia Mae Riggle Overbey, she was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Vincennes and a former line supervisor for R.C.A...
Lucille Taylor (12/28/07)
BERTRAND --Lucille Taylor, 92, died Dec. 27, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 2, 1915, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Sam and Ethel Wilson Martin, she was a homemaker and member of the United Pentecostal Church in Sikeston...
Nettie Graham (12/28/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Nettie Grace Graham, 96, died at 12:58 p.m. Dec. 27, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 29, 1910, in East Prairie, to the late Francis Joseph and Birdie Lee Sailer Harr, she was of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 26, 1929, she married Elmer Lee Graham who preceded her in death on April 19, 1990...
Evelyn Duncan (12/28/07)
NEW MADRID -- Evelyn Duncan, 64, died Dec. 27, 2007, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Dec. 15, 1943, in Oran, daughter of the late Earl Douglas and Grace Alice McCarty McCallister, she was a longtime member of the New Madrid Baptist Church...
Vernon Phillips (12/28/07)
MORLEY - Vernon Euman Phillips, 81, died at 2:20 a.m. Dec. 27, 2007, at his home due to complications related to Alzheimers disease. Born Jan. 14, 1926, near Lamar, Ark., to the late Lee A. and Sylvia Noe Phillips, his family moved to Missouri in 1938, and he attended Randles School. ...
Gerald King (12/28/07)
DEXTER -- The Rev. Gerald W. King, 77, died Dec. 26, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 14, 1930, in Campbell, son of the late Roy Judson and Cleda Mildred Allen King, he had lived in Poplar Bluff, Sikeston and St. Louis before he moved to Puxico in 1967. ...
Clayton Meeks (12/04/07)
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. ...
Dorothy Wilson (12/04/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dorothy J. Wilson, 64, died at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 3, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Harry Powers Jr. (12/04/07)
SIKESTON - Harry L. Powers Jr., 46, died Dec. 2, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1961, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late Harry L. Powers Sr. and Paula Cooper Cannon. On April 25, 1994, he married Paula Myers Smith, who survives of the home...
Jackie Faris (12/04/07)
WYATT -- Jackson Henry "Jackie" Faris, 49, died Nov. 30, 2007, near Wyatt. Born Dec. 5, 1957, at Wyatt, to Ressie Jackson of Forsythe and the late Dixie Faris, he had lived his entire life in Mississippi Coutny. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had been employed as a riverboat mate, truck driver and welder...
Wanda Carey (12/04/07)
BENTON -- Wanda Kaye Carey, 48, died at 4:40 a.m. Dec. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 20, 1959, at Sycamore, Ill., to Frank Jacox Jr. of Sycamore and Georgia Sloniker Jacox Hicks of Benton, she was a homemaker. On Jan. 22, 1996, in Van Buren, she married Gerome Carey who survives of the home...
Jackie Swinford (12/23/07)
CHAFFEE - Jackie Lester Swinford, 53, died at 10 a.m. Dec. 21, 2007, at the Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 6, 1954, to Lester S. and Blanch Lee Mandrel Swinford of Brownwood, he was employed a driver with a local trucking company. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Chaffee Veterans of Foreign Wars 3127, the Chaffee Elks 1810 and the Cape Girardeau Eagles Aerie 3775. Also he was affiliated with the Methodist church...
Frank Burnett (12/23/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Frank Burnett, 78, who died Dec. 20, 2007, were Rick Burnett, Steve Burnett, Jeremy Burnett, Teddy Long, Dwight Huddleston and Larry Brandel.
Velma Mae Pickard (12/23/07)
PARMA - Velma Pickard, 94, died Dec. 21, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Cleaophas Manker (12/23/07)
ORAN - Cleaophas Miller Manker, 93, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5 p.m. Dec. 21, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Oct. 27, 1914, in Steele, to the late Jim and Laura Johnson Miller, she had lived in East Prairie prior to moving to Oran in 1967...
Douglas Fann (12/27/07)
PUXICO -- Douglas D. Fann, 81, died Dec. 26, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 24, 1926, in Puxico, son of the late Marion Arthur and Lula Mitchell Fann, he had lived in San Francisco, spent 25 years in Beaverton, Ore. and moved to Puxico in 1988. He was retired from CSX Corporation and was a member of the Puxico United Methodist Church...
Edna Long (12/27/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Edna Marie Long, 90, died Dec. 24, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born June 8, 1917, at Bloomfield, to the late James Ernest and Veda Martin Robinson, she had spent all her life in the Bloomfield Community and was a long-time member of St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia...
Billy Cleaves (12/27/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- William Thomas "Billy" Cleaves, 61, formerly of Charleston, died Dec. 22, 2007, Born Dec. 26, 1945, in Diehlstadt, son of the late A.C. and Thelma Halliburton Cleaves, in 1946 he moved to Charleston, where he was a graduate of Lincoln High School, and moved to Cape Girardeau in 2004. He was of the Baptist belief...
Joan Cossey Shands (12/27/07)
CHARLESTON - Joan Cossey Shands, 70, died at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 26, 2007, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 7, 1937, in Charleston, to the late Bousey H. and Louella Byrd McDermott, she had lived most of her life in Charleston. She was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand and had been employed with the Charleston R-I School District as a high school custodian for many years until her retirement...
Vernon Phillips (12/27/07)
MORLEY - Vernon E. Phillips, 81, died at 2:20 a.m. Dec. 27, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Norma Brandon (12/27/07)
GLADSTONE -- Norma L. Brandon, 91, died Dec. 24, 2007. Born Dec. 27, 1915, in Vanduser, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Frances Phegley Woodard. She is survived by one son, Jim Brandon of Gladstone; and one grandson. A committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Jan. 5 at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Kansas City...
Donald Guerrier (12/27/07)
BENTON - Donald I. Guerrier, 64, died at 1:21 p.m. Dec. 20. 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 22, 1943, in New Orleans, to the late Jack Guerrier and Beatrice Wells Guerrier Ackerman, he had lived in Michigan and Arkansas before moving to Benton in 1994. He was employed as a roofer and contractor until his retirement and was of the Baptist belief...
Peggy French (12/27/07)
CHARLESTON - Peggy Ann Nelson French, 51, died at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 17, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 31, 1956, in Marion, Ohio, to Sally L. Stillman Nelson of Charleston and the late Stanley L. Nelson, she was a 1975 graduate of Wilmington High School in Wilmington, Ohio. ...
Pearlie McCoy (12/27/07)
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Pearlie McCoy, 84, died Dec. 24, 2007, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lafayette. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.
Novell Milani (12/27/07)
SIKESTON - Novell Milani, 82, died at 2:47 a.m. Dec. 23, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 22, 1925, in Union City, Tenn., to the late Carroll J. and Lillie Russom James, she had been employed with Sunline Candy Co. in St. Louis where she was a candy machine operator. She was a member of the Miner Baptist Church and Sikeston Eagles Aries No. 3319...
Pauline Townsend (12/27/07)
PIEDMONT -- Susie "Pauline" Townsend, 80, died Dec. 23, 2007, at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. Born Feb. 6, 1927, in Conran, she was a homemaker and member of Vulcan Assembly of God Church. On June 16, 1941, she married Alfred "Atch" Townsend, who preceded her in death in January 1995...
Anita Wheeler (12/27/07)
DEXTER -- Anita Bell Wheeler, 77, died Dec. 25, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1930, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Frank and Ula Mae Byers Wallen, she was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter where she sang in the choir and was a member of the women's Extension Club...
Margaret Aslin (12/27/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Nancy Margaret Baker Aslin, 85, died Dec. 24, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 21, 1922, at Clines Island, to the late John Lee and Margie Ireland Baker, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church of Dexter and a former teacher at Beech Grove and Gravel Hill Schools...
Roy Blumenberg (12/03/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Roy Blumenberg, 92, died at 1:25 a.m. Dec. 3, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Opal Duncan (12/03/07)
DEXTER -- Opal Marie Duncan, 92, died Dec. 1, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Sept. 3, 1915, in Scott County, she had lived in southeast Missouri most of her life. A member of the Grayridge Baptist Church, she was a seamstress and had retired from the International Shoe Company...
Wanda Carey (12/03/07)
BENTON - Wanda Carey, 48, died at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at 4:40 a.m. Dec. 3, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Alfreda Simmons (12/03/07)
CHARLESTON -- Alfreda Simmons, 85, died at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 2007, at her daughter's home in Sikeston. Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Light, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie and Ada Gibbons Smith, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She had been a homemaker and worked as a cook for the Mississippi County Jail for a number of years. She was also a self-employed seamstress...
Lawrence Thacker (12/03/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Lawrence Alvin Thacker, 60, died Dec. 2, 2007, at the Caruthersville Nursing Center. Born April 8, 1947, at Adamsville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Herschel and Janie Spencer Thacker. Two brothers, Willie Thacker and Troy Thacker, also preceded him in death...
Jackie Faris (12/03/07)
WYATT - Jackson Henry "Jackie" Faris, 49, died Nov. 30, 2007, near Wyatt. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Harry Powers (12/03/07)
SIKESTON -- Harry L. Powers Jr., 46, died Dec. 2, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home.
Michael Triplett (12/03/07)
PARK HILLS -- Michael G. Triplett, 48, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:47 p.m. Nov. 29, 2007, in the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 6, 1959, in East Prairie, to Patsy Ruth Guinn Triplett of East Prairie and the late William Dallas "Dub" Triplett, he lived most of his life in East Prairie. ...
Esther Zook (12/14/07)
SIKESTON - Esther Lee Zook, 71, died Dec. 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 5, 1936, in Arkansas, to the late Floyd and Annie Brown Duncan, she was a housewife and member of the First Oneness Pentecostal Church of Morehouse...
Alberta Trout (12/14/07)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services on Thursday at Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for Alberta Alene Trout, 74, who died Dec. 10, 2007, were: Glen Green, Rusty Cureton, Cody Trout, Gary Tucker, Ronnie Hale and Eugene Trout.
Velma James (12/14/07)
BERTRAND -- Velma James, 88, died at 11:14 p.m. Dec. 3, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Charles Gaddis (12/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charles DeWayne Gaddis, 62, who died on Dec. 11, 2007, were: Shon McCanless, Paul Gaddis, Randy Stark, Chad Stark, Chris Meeker and Harold Fodge.
Bernice Hill (12/14/07)
HOWARDVILLE -- Bernice Hill, 64, died Dec. 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 23, 1943, in Kewanee, to the late Cleo and Annie Mae Branch Hill, she was a member of the Life Changes Ministries in Lilbourn and of the Baptist belief...
Clarence Cantrell (12/14/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Thursday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Clarence Cantrell, 96, who died on Dec. 9, 2007, were: David Cooper, Ricky Cooper, Kenneth Cantrell Jr., Matthew Cantrell, Calder Ehrmann III and Jacob Ehrmann...
Johnny Marks (12/14/07)
HIGGINSVILLE -- Johnny Marks, 54, died at 4:20 a.m. Dec. 12, 2007, at the Higginsville Rehab Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
James Edwards (12/14/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James Harold "Buddy" Edwards, 83, died Dec. 13, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Gerald Bess (12/14/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Gerald M. Bess, 84, died Dec. 13, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 1, 1923, at Advance, to the late Beauford and Lona White Bess, he had spent most of life in Bloomfield where he was a 50-year member and past master of Bloomfield Masonic Lodge No. ...
Clyde Davidson (12/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today at Ponder Funeral Home for Clyde Davidson, 75, who died Dec. 5, 2007, were: Mark Greene, Chuck Chesmore, Kenny Douglas, John Smith, Dennis Myers and David Myers.
Helen West (12/07/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Helen Jean West, 63, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 1, 2007, at her home. Born April 9, 1944, in Marked Tree, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Chalmer and Pearl Williams West. Survivors include: one son, Keith West of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Sheryl Carothers of Peoria, Ariz., and Angela Baker of Omaha, Neb.; and 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...
Mildred Scroggins (12/07/07)
DEXTER -- Mildred Scroggins, 89, died Dec. 6, 2007, at the Cypress Point Health Care facility in Dexter. Born May 23, 1918, in Morrillton, Ark., to the late Johnny and Charity Prince Stobaugh, she had lived in Center Ridge, Ark. before moving to Dexter in 195l. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ...
Aliene Orr (12/07/07)
BERNIE -- Aliene Orr, 92, died Dec. 6, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 27, 1915, at Steele, to the late Ausie Franklin and Nora Pierce Bird, she was a "Rosie Riveter" during World War II, working on ships. She had worked for 23 years at AL Hester Meat Packing Company formerly of Bernie. A homemaker, she was a member of the Bernie Church of the Nazarene since 1961...
Audrey Clark (12/07/07)
CHAFFEE -- Audrey Faye Clark, 75, died Dec. 6, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 11, 1932, at Chaffee, to the late Charley and Gertrude McClain Leggett. She was a retired cementer for the Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee and was also an Avon sales consultant for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Chaffee American Legion Auxillary 389, Chaffee VFW Auxillary 3127, Chaffee Ladies Elks 1810 and Chaffee CBers Club...
Idelle Wallace (12/07/07)
CHARLESTON -- Idelle Huggins Wallace, 89, died at 4:10 p.m. Dec. 6, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 22, 1918, in Pope County, Ark., daughter of the late M.H. and Nancy Jane Cloud Huggins, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and had been a member of the Rebekkah Lodge in Charleston. She was a resident of the Miner Nursing Center...
Stella Hulfshof (12/08/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Stella Cecelia Hulshof, 91, died Dec. 7, 2007, at Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Sherman Rogers (12/08/07)
DEXTER -- Sherman Rogers, 90, died Dec. 7, 2007, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ermon Storms (12/08/07)
VANDUSER -- Pallbearers at services held Dec. 1 at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Ermon M. Storms, 94, who died Nov. 28, 2007, were: Larry Richard, Kevin Wages, Josh Cindrell, Mitch Landrum, Jodie Storms and Jerry Thompson.
Estelle Phillips (12/08/07)
SIKESTON -- Estelle Phillips, 85, died at 9:05 a.m. Dec. 7, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 24, 1922, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., daughter of the late W.T. and Elizabeth Nolley Watson, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Sikeston. On Oct. 25, 1941, in New Madrid, she married J.C. Phillips who preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 2005...
Neva Ragsdel (12/08/07)
DEXTER -- Neva L. Ragsdel, 95, died Dec. 7, 2007, in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center. Born Feb. 1, 1912, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Albert Green and Bessie May Shipman, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Lora Mae Meeks (12/08/07)
BERTRAND -- Lora Mae Meeks, 77, died at 1:50 p.m. Dec. 7, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1930, in St. Louis, daughter of the late James Loren and Ora Lee Morehead Maxwell, she had lived her entire life in Scott and Mississippi counties and for over 57 years in Bertrand. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Charleston where she served in the Ladies Aide Society and had taught Sunday school for over 30 years...
Woodrow Beck (12/02/07)
MATTHEWS -- George Woodrow Beck, 84, died at 1:15 p.m. Nov. 29, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 24, 1923, at Fairview, son of the late Spurlin and Birdie Duke Beck Sr., he was a self-employed farmer and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Matthews and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Sikeston...
Mary Ellen Rushing (12/02/07)
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...