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Obituaries from January 2008

Laura Richardson (01/25/08)
DEXTER - Laura Maria Richardson, 84, died Jan. 23, 3008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter Born Dec. 5, 1923, in West Heaven, Conn., to the late Thomas and Myrtle Josephine Wickbaum Bares, she was a homemaker and a member of the Broadwater Church of the Brethren...
Dollie Vaughn (01/25/08)
SIKESTON - Dollie Vaughn, 75, died at 8 a.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
James McGee (01/25/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- James R.T. McGee, 84, died Jan. 25, 2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Bernice Ross (01/25/08)
DEXTER - Bernice Ross, 97, died Jan. 24, 2008, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Oct. 5, 1910, to the late Joseph and Laura Kurtz Fererro, she had been a department head for Styx, Baer and Fuller in St. Louis and a clerk for Famous Barr in Cape Girardeau and The Rocking Horse in Dexter. She was of the Catholic belief...
Dorris Turlington (01/25/08)
DEXTER - Dorris Turlington, 91, died Jan. 23, 2008, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Oct. 21, 1919, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late William Thomas and Ada Mae Dorris Eaton, she lived her entire life in Bloomfield and Dexter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and had served as the librarian for 30 years at the Dexter Public Library...
Doyle Minnis (01/25/08)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Doyle Roydell Minnis, 45, died Jan. 21, 2008, at Portland. Born July 1, 1962, in Portageville, Mo., to the late Thomas and Georgia Mae Steele Minnis Sr., he was a graduate of Portageville High School and served in the U.S. Army before moving to Oregon...
Elizabeth Smith (01/25/08)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth Bradley Smith, 75, died Jan. 23, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 16, 1932, in Lilbourn, to the late John Ester Bradley and Idell Davis Watts, she was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in Sikeston since 1958 and was employed for over 30 years as a certified nurse's assistant at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Beulah Riles (01/25/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Beulah E. Riles, 96, died Jan. 24, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Nov. 5, 1911, at Zadock, to the late Elmer and Daisy Cox Walker, she had spent her entire life in Stoddard County and was of the Baptist belief. She was married to Charlie Riles, who preceded her in death...
Kevin Stout (01/25/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Kevin Lee Stout, 40, died Jan. 25, 2008, in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Fern Bryant (01/15/08)
CHARLESTON -- Fern Anselm Bryant, 92, died at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 15, 2008, at her home in the Texas Bend Community, north of Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Ruth Clark (01/15/08)
NEW MADRID -- Ruth M. Clark, 76, died Jan. 13, 2008, at Golden Living Center. Born in Arkansas, daughter of the late Lee and Julia Hensley Hardin, she was a member of the New Life Assembly Church and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 595 in New Madrid...
Ettilee Westfall (01/15/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Pallbearers for funeral services held Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, for Ettilee Westfall, 85, who died Jan. 11, 2008, were: Robert Westfall, Gary Westfall, Rob George, Dan Foutz, Greg Daniel and Steve McClung.
Bob Van Kleek (01/15/08)
DEXTER -- Robert "Bob" Van Kleek, 61, died Jan. 14, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 25, 1946, in Pontiac, Mich., son of the late Eston Romaine and Elizabeth Mobbs Van Kleek, he was a self-employed carpenter. On Sept. 22, 1969, in Waterford, Mich., he married Diana Mowery who survives of the home...
Zane Grann (01/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Zane Rex Grann, 72, died at Jan. 12, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 4, 1936, in Chaffee, son of the late Auburn Andrew and Bessie Julia Heeb Grann, he was a construction worker for Koss Construction in Kansas City before working at the Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chaffee...
Larry Durham (01/15/08)
TAFT, Calif. -- Larry Dewayne Durham, 65, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died at the Mercy Southeast Hospital in Bakersfield. Born June 21, 1942, in Bernie, son of the late John and Nora Ogelvie Durham, he was a truck driver. He married Susan Durham who survives of the home...
Jim Abernathy (01/15/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James William "Jim" Abernathy was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Lutesville and passed away Jan. 13, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Jim's parents were Delmar and Ora Choate Abernathy. In 1941, he married Mary Margaret Brorein, a music teacher at Lutesville High School. ...
Beulah McQuary (01/15/08)
BONNE TERRE -- Beulah McQuary, 101, formerly of Dexter, died on Jan. 13, 2008, in the St. Joe Manor at Bonne Terre. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kevin Stout (01/26/08)
MOREHOUSE - Kevin Lee Stout, 40, died Jan. 25, 2008, in Sikeston. Born Nov. 8, 1967, in Sikeston to Allyn and Dorothy Scott Stout of Morehouse, he worked for Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston for many years. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Leasa LaFerney of Morehouse...
Elma Hanna (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Elma Hanna, 75, who died Jan. 23, 2008, were: Aaron Clark, Andrew Clark, Nick Hanna, Jake Hanna, Mitch Solmonson and Collin Solmonson.
Dollie Vaughn (01/26/08)
POPLAR BLUFF - Dollie Earlene Vaughn, 75, formerly of Sikeston, died at 8 a.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 13, 1932, in Linden, Tenn., to the late Sidney Allen and Vera Mae James Hensley, she was a homemaker, cook and nurses' aide for a number of years at Shuffit Nursing Homes. Also she was a cook for the Heritage House Nutrition Program and was of the Baptist faith...
James McGee (01/26/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - James R.T. McGee, 84, died Jan. 25, 2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center at Kennett. Born Aug. 10, 1923, in Caruthersville to the late James Anthony McGee and Lela Florence Taylor McGee, he was farmer and affiliated with the Risco Baptist Church...
Lueanna Ergle (01/26/08)
DEXTER - Lueanna Ergle, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:05 p.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 4, 1921, in Double Springs, Ala., to the late James and Ethel Curtis Cable, she was a housewife and of the Baptist faith...
Gary Fama (01/26/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Gary D. Fama, 64, formerly of Sikeston, Mo, died at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 2008, at his home in Memphis. Born March 7, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. to the late Dominic A. "Nick" Fama and Mildred Louise Williams Fama, he grew up in Sikeston and attended St. ...
Charles Ketchum (01/26/08)
CHARLESTON - Charles Ketchum, 66, died at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 18, 1942, in Summertown, Tenn., to the late Jack and Gladys Perry Ketchum, he lived most of his life in Charleston. Employed by the D and S Salvage Company of Miner and was of the Pentecostal faith. On June 22, 1968, at Charleston, he married Mary G. Cave, who survives of the home...
Cecil Bostic (01/26/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Cecil Ray Bostic, 76, died Jan. 25, 2008, at his home. Born June 3, 1931, at Lutesville, to the late Benjamin and Catheryn Knuckles Bostic, he was a carpenter and worked at DAEOC for several years. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield...
Joy Harper (01/26/08)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Joy Gayle Cranick Harper, 67, died Jan. 21, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Born Feb. 28, 1940, at Bertrand, Mo., to the late Ira and Mabel Cranick, she was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. She retired after 25 years of service from Bellsouth and was a Pioneer...
Rob Watkins (01/26/08)
DEXTER - Robert D. "Rob" Watkins, 49, died Jan. 25, 2008, at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kitty Dover (01/31/08)
MOUND CITY, Ill. - Kathryn "Kitty" Beavers Dover, 74, died at 4:01 p.m. Jan. 26, 2008, at her home. Born Dec. 3, 1933, in Scott County, Mo. to the late James W. and Clara Baugher Beavers Sr., she was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mound City. She and her husband owned and operated the Dover Green Door Tavern in Mound City for many years...
Jerry Long (01/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Jerry Dwight Long, 19, died Jan. 28, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1988, in Joliet, Ill., to Jackie Eugene and Shannon Elizabeth Long, he was employed as a welder with Thompson Culvert. He was a 2007 graduate of Kelly High School, where he had been a member of the F.F.A...
Rebecca Keasler (01/31/08)
MIDLAND, Texas -- Rebecca A. Keasler, 99, died Jan. 25, 2008. Born in New Madrid, Mo., she was a homemaker and a retired school teacher. Services were conducted today at Moore's Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa, Okla. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa...
Betty Patrick (01/31/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Betty S. Patrick, 69, died at 11 a.m. Jan. 30, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Billy Welch (01/31/08)
CHARLESTON - Billy Eugene Welch, 76, died at 3 a.m. Jan. 31, 2008, at the St. John's Mercy Heart Center in St. Louis. Born Sept. 17, 1931, at Decaturville, Tenn., to the late Floyd and Druie Butler Welch, he moved to Charleston in 1966. He had lived a number of years in St. Louis where he was employed as a city driver with Smith Transfer Freight Lines of St. Louis until retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Earl Western (01/31/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Harbert Earl Western, 61, who died on Jan. 29, 2008, were: Robert Keener, Daniel Western, Fred Grantham, Steve Western, Larry Western and Tim Johnson. Burial with full military rites provided by the Missouri Military Funeral Honor Guard followed in the IOOF Cemetery in Charleston...
George Edwards (01/31/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- George William Edwards, 69, died Jan. 29, 2008, at his home. Born July 17, 1938, in East Prairie, to the late Howard Orlin and Blanche Williams Edwards, he lived all of his life in Mississippi County where he was co-owner of Edwards Transportation and a member of First Church of God, both in East Prairie...
Ethel Cannon (01/31/08)
CHAFFEE -- Ethel Louise Cannon, 91, died at 5:25 a.m. Jan. 30, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 25, 1917, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Willie Edward and Cynthia Margarite Crittenden Jeffries, she was a retired supervisor from Borg-Warner Inc. in Manchester and a member of Maplewood Baptist Church in Maplewood...
Bernard Daniel (01/31/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Huey Bernard Daniel, 76, died at 10 p.m. Jan. 29, 2008, at his home. Born Aug. 27, 1931, in Summerdale, Ala., son of the late William Abel and Zuma Mae Burns Daniel, he was a truck driver for ABF Freight, retiring in 1992. A member of Commerce Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Masonic Lodge 184 AF&AM in Morley and Men's Seekers Class of Lynwood Baptist Church...
Charles Peek (01/31/08)
IMPERIAL - Charles Peek, 64, died Jan. 30, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Kenneth Atteberry (01/31/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Kenneth Atteberry, 64, died Jan. 30, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Rob Watkins (01/28/08)
DEXTER --Robert Daniel "Rob" Watkins, 49, died Jan. 25, 2008, at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 6, 1958, in Poplar Bluff, son of Marsh Watkins of Dexter and the late Bobbie Lucius Watkins, he had lived in Dexter most of his life. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, where he served as a recovery diver, had worked on tug boats in New York Harbor, for Budget Mobile Homes, and for Harty Construction in Dexter...
Dixie Urhahn (01/28/08)
BENTON - Dixie Vernita Urhahn, 91, died at 11:20 p.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 26, 1916, at Morley, to the late Jesse and Blanche Williams Kirby, she had been a seamstress for Ely Walker Co. in Scott City. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality in Benton and the Benton Senior Citizens...
Ellen Kiefer (01/28/08)
ORAN -- Ellen M. Kiefer, 79, died at 10:50 a.m. Jan. 27, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 5, 1928, in Casa, Ark., to the late Z.C. and Myrtle Moore Cody, she was a retired housekeeper at St. Francis Medical Center and a member of the Assembly of God in Chaffee...
Dollie Vaughn (01/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Dollie Vaughn, 75, who died Jan. 25, 2008, were: James Watkins, Kevin Dennis, Henry Vaughn, Jonathon Bowles, Jeff Gates, John Helms, Danny Haley and Wally Wells.
Lueanna Ergle (01/28/08)
DEXTER -- Lueanna Ergle, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:05 p.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 4, 1921, in Double Springs, Ala., to the late James and Ethel Curtis Cagle, she was a housewife and of the Baptist faith...
Glen Huddleston (01/28/08)
GREENVILLE -- Glen Huddleston, 75, formerly of Grayridge, died Jan. 26, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 23, 1933, at Bernie, to the late W.T. and Oma Jordan Huddleston, he was a member of the Kime General Baptist Church at Greenville, a farmer and a former plant operator for Monsanto Chemical at Hunterville...
David Butler (01/28/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- David E. Butler, 65, died Jan. 26, 2008, at the Gideon Care Center. Born Dec. 16, 1942, at Portageville, to Harold L. Butler Sr. of Portageville and the late Francis Downing Butler, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. A member of the Lilbourn VFW and the First Assembly of God Church in Portageville, he was employed by Noranda...
Billy Scott (01/17/08)
O'FALLON -- Billy Don Scott, 76, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3 p.m. Jan. 15, 2008, at the Barnes St. Peters Hospital. Born Aug. 3, 1931, in Russellville, Ark., to the late Bleve and Ruth Morphis Scott, he lived in East Prairie most of his life, where he owned and operated Scott's Heating and Cooling for several years. He lived in O'Fallon for the past nine years...
Fern Bryant (01/17/08)
CHARLESTON -- Fern Anselm Bryant, 92, died at 7 a.m. Jan. 15, 2008, at her home in the Texas Bend Community, north of Charleston. Born Sept. 27, 1915, in Perry County, to the late Barney and Bena Unterreiner Anselm, she had lived in the Charleston area since 1920. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, where she was active in the Legion of Mary, St. Henry Quilters and St. Henry fundraising dinners. She was also a member of the Texas Bend Extension Club...
Barbara Rossi (01/17/08)
ST. LOUIS - Barbara Deniece Bird Rossi, 48, formerly of Kewanee and New Madrid, died Jan. 9, 2008, at St. Louis due to complications from lifelong diabetes. Born May 7, 1959, in Sikeston, to Dorothy Bird Ramos of St. Louis and the late Robert E. Bird Sr., she was a homemaker...
Jessie Hester (01/17/08)
BERNIE - Jessie Hester, 52, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 2008, in the John J. Pershing V.A . Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Frank Lewis (01/17/08)
SIKESTON - Frank "Diesel Doctor" Lewis, 80, died Jan. 16, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 5, 1927, in Potosi, to the late Omer E. and Irene Rector Lewis, he was owner and operator of Frank's Truck Repair for 28 years. He previously was a diesel mechanic for Cooney Equipment Co. and Saunder's Leasing Co. He was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church and previously belonged to the Smith Avenue Church of God. He served as Sunday school superintendent for both...
Joe Pride Jr. (01/17/08)
CATRON -- Joe Simon Pride Jr., 76, died Jan. 11, 2008, at his home. Born Jan. 18, 1931, in Arkadelphia, Ark., to the late Joe Simon and Birdie White Pride, he was a veteran of the Korean War. He was currently serving as mayor of Catron and worked for Ashley Farms until his retirement...
Lillian Bratcher (01/17/08)
CRYSTAL CITY -- Lillian Opel Marie Bratcher, 73, died Jan. 16, 2008, at the Fountainbleau Nursing Home in Crystal City. Born June 8, 1934, in Cadet, to the late Franklin Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Evans Barton, she had lived most of her life in the Parma and Catron areas. She was a member of the Eastern Star and of the Baptist belief...
Verba Burch (01/17/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Verba Burch, 78, died at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 16, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 20, 1929, in Essex, daughter of the late Louie and Minnie Trotter Brasier, she was a homemaker and attended the Taylor Baptist Church in Essex. On March 27, 1946, at Piggott, Ark., she married Fred Issac Burch who preceded her in death on July 9, 1988...
Jim Abernathy (01/14/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - James W. "Jim" Abernathy, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 13, 2008, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Lora Duke (01/14/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lora Ann Duke, 43, died Jan. 12, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Sept. 7, 1964, in East Prairie, to Larry Gene and Mary Louise Hedges Duke, she lived in Mississippi County all of her life, where she was involved in farming and was a part-time dispatcher for the Mississippi County Sheriff's office. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Melvin Goetz (01/14/08)
CHAFFEE - Melvin F. Goetz, 83, died at 6:48 a.m. Jan. 13, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 20, 1924, at New Hamburg, to the late August Gregory and Agatha Marie Bucher Goetz, he was a self-employed farmer and had worked in receiving at Superior Electric in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality in New Hamburg...
Draygan Smith (01/14/08)
SIKESTON - Draygan Riley Gene Smith, infant son of Brittany Nicole Worley and Johnnie David Smith of Sikeston, died at 7:18 p.m., Jan. 11, 2008, at Doctors Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. In addition to his parents, survivors include: paternal grandparents, Sandra and Johnnie Smith Sr. of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Joyce Stephenson and Paul Hale of Sikeston; and several aunts, uncles and cousins...
Lillie Taylor (01/14/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lillie Ruth Taylor, 97, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 13, 2008, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 31, 1910, in Warm Springs, Ark., to the late Thomas Foster and Paulena Whittenburg King, she had been a homemaker and a foster grandparent at Kenny Rogers Children's Center. She was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Tommy Franklin (01/14/08)
CHARLESTON - Tommy Lee Franklin, 78, died at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Gary Wylde, in Charleston, on Jan. 10, 2008. He was born June 12, 1929, at Birds Point, to the late Harry Arthur and Gertrude Riggs Franklin. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Johnny Dee Franklin and James Robert Franklin; and sister Betty Lee Franklin Davis...
Freda Farmer (01/14/08)
WATER VALLEY, Miss. -- Freda Mae Leech Farmer, 71, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 13, 2008, at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born March 19, 1936, in East Prairie, to the late Dave and Agnes O'Connor Leech, she had lived the past 12 years in Water Valley where she was a member of the Sylva Rena Baptist Church...
Laura Richardson (01/24/08)
DEXTER - Laura Richardson, 84, died Jan. 23, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Doris Turlington (01/24/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Doris Turlington, 91, died Jan. 23, 2008, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Steven Sisk (01/24/08)
SIKESTON - Steven Sisk, 52, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:54 a.m. Jan. 23, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 20, 1955, in Cairo, Ill., to Mickey Crosier Sisk of Bertrand and the late Charles D. "Charlie" Sisk, he had lived in Scott and Mississippi counties his entire life. ...
Ruth Graham (01/24/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Ruth Ann Graham, 58, who died on Jan. 21, 2008, were: Kyle Vanpool, Ryan Gremard, Branden Penrod, Lawrence Tyra, Justin Penrod and Kaleb West.
Beula McQuary (01/24/08)
DE SOTO -- Beula Frances McQuary, 101, died Jan. 13, 2008, at the St. Joe Manor in Bonne Terre. Born June 5, 1906, in Macon County, daughter of the late Hiram Sumner and Lula Frances Broyles McQuary, she was a former school teacher in De Soto for 40 years. She was a member of the St. Andrews Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star in De Soto, the Jefferson County Retired Teacher Association, P.E.O. and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority...
Corette Fields (01/24/08)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Corette Prayor Fields, 93, a former resident of Wyatt, Mo., and Charleston, Mo., died at 6:55 p.m. Jan. 8, 2008, at the home of her daughter in Scottsdale. Born May 1, 1914, in Crosno, to the late William E. and Irene Waltrip Prayor, she had lived most of her life in Wyatt and had been employed for 34 years at Brown Shoe Company before retiring. ...
LaNelle Howell (01/24/08)
SCOTT CITY -- LaNelle Ruth Howell, 67, died at 4:40 a.m. Jan. 23, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 9, 1940, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James Young Holmes and Esther Marie Hilliker, she was a cook at the former Henson's Cafe. On March 10, 1956, she married Carl Dean Howell Sr. who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1984...
Willie Ford (01/24/08)
PARMA -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Willie Ford, 84, who died Jan. 20, 2008, were: Patrick Morgan, Lance Klefstad, Andrew Klefstad, David Ford, Tod Comstock and Stanley Pulling.
Billy Scott (01/16/08)
O'FALLON -- Billy Don Scott, 76, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3 p.m. Jan. 15, 2008, in the Barnes St. Peters Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Lillie Taylor (01/16/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, for Lillie Ruth Taylor, 97, who died on Jan. 13, 2008, were: Randall Cole, Aaron Keesee, Todd Jones, Tim Taylor, Darrell Carter and Eddie Hicks.
Linda McClain (01/16/08)
MOREHOUSE - Linda Fay McClain, 60, died Jan. 10, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 31, 1947, in Terre Haute, Ind., daughter of Eula Fay Baty Stroud Brothers of Sikeston and the late Harold E. Stroud Sr., she graduated from Morehouse High School in 1965. She was a member of Rauch Spence Memorial Methodist Church in Morehouse and Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston...
Willie Owens (01/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Willie Mae Owens, 68, formerly of Portageville, died Jan. 13, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 30, 1939, in Lamar, Miss., to Ethel Washington Sheperd of Portageville and the late Willie Hudson, she was a member of Glory of God Church of God in Christ in Sikeston where she was the pastor's aid president and the president of the Mother's Board...
Lizzie Freeman (01/16/08)
NEW MADRID -- Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Freeman, 96, died Jan. 12, 2008, at her home. Born May 8, 1911, in Webb, Miss., to the late Asberry and Tanzie Taylor Bearden, she was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn where she was a member of the choir and president of the Mother's Board and the Mission Society...
Fern Bryant (01/16/08)
CHARLESTON -- Fern Anselm Bryant, 92, died at 7 a.m. Jan. 15, 2008, at her home in the Texas Bend Community, north of Charleston. Born Sept. 27, 1915, in Perry County, to the late Barney and Bena Unterreiner Anselm, she had lived in the Charleston area since 1920. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, where she was active in the Legion of Mary, St. Henry Quilters and St. Henry fundraising dinners. She was also a member of the Texas Bend Extension Club...
Jarred Vaughn (01/12/08)
STEELE -- Jarred Justin Vaughn, 28, died Dec. 25, 2007, at Steele. Born June 11, 1979, at Dexter, son of Cathy Vaughn of Steele and Don Vaughn of Dexter, he was a machinist for Nibco. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one daughter, Jarrika Vaughn of Steele; three brothers, Matthew Vaughn of Steele and Bradley Vaughn and Jessie Vaughn of Dexter; and one sister, Angela Vaughn of Bragg City...
Pauline Acup (01/12/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Pauline Jackson Acup, 87, died Jan. 11, 2008, at the Golden Living Center at Bloomfield. Born April 29, 1920, at Bloomfield, to the late Dave and Elizabeth Coats Jackson, she was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church at Poplar Bluff...
Lila Werden (01/12/08)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Lila Louise Werden, 72, who died on Jan. 7, 2008, were: Andrew LeBlanc, Brian Empey, Micheal Kucharek, Kevin Kucharek, Shane Horn, Tom Sanders, Bobby Johnson and Brian Cross...
Ettilee Westfall (01/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Ettilee Westfall, 85, died Jan. 11, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 11, 1922, in Leechville, Ark., daughter of the Late Harvey and Dora Holder, she attended Bethel Baptist Church. On Feb. 20, 1940, at Benton, she married Flavel Westfall who survives of the home...
Effie L. Adkison (01/12/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Effie Lee Adkison, 86, died Jan. 11, 2008, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born March 10, 1921, at Landon, Ark., to the late Rufus and Ruby Storment Cochran, she spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community and was of the Baptist belief...
Creacy Gillespie (01/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- Creacy Gary Gillespie, 66, died Jan. 9, 2008, at her home. Born Dec. 18, 1941, in rural East Prairie, to the late Leroy and Lydia Spellers Gary Sr., she was a lifelong resident of Missouri. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Charleston and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Ruby Beck (01/12/08)
BERNIE - Ruby Jewell Beck, 81, died Jan. 10, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 7, 1926, at Tallapoosa, to the late Arnold and Stella Harris Ramsey, she was a homemaker. On Dec. 23, 1942, at New Madrid, she married Robert Lee Beck, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1972...
Glen Taylor (01/12/08)
BENTON - Pallbearers for services held Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Glen R. Taylor, 69, who died Jan. 8, 2008, were: Charles Sanders, Kevin Eftink, Tony Miller, Bruce Taylor, Terry Miller, Gary Taylor and Curtis Allred.
Joe Pride (01/12/08)
CATRON - Joe Pride, 76, died Jan. 11, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Tommy Franklin (01/11/08)
CHARLESTON - Tommy Franklin, 78, died at 8 p.m. Jan. 10, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Thomas Watkins (01/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for graveside services to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery for Thomas Ernest Watkins, 82, of Sun City Center, Fla., who died on Jan. 9, 2008, will be: Leon Watkins, Leonard Watkins, Bobby Watkins, Billy Watkins, Bill Hupp and Fred Dock...
Leah Allstun (01/11/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Leah Laverne Allstun, 86, died at 8 p.m. Jan. 9, 2008, at her home. Born July 21, 1921, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Howard P. and Alva F. Polston Hubbard, she lived all her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Pansy Forkum (01/11/08)
DEXTER --Pansy M. Forkum, 77, formerly of Zalma, died Jan. 9, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 22, 1930, in Aurora, daughter of the late Enoch T. and Harriett K. Lena Shaw Pedigo, she was a member of the Full Gospel Church in Bloomfield, a former school bus driver for Dexter Public Schools and a farmer...
Beth Ohmes (01/11/08)
CHARLESTON -- Beth Ohmes, 52, died at 10:51 a.m. Jan. 10, 2008, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 12, 1955, at Cairo, Ill., to the late Andrew G. and Ruth Ellen Wyatt Ohmes, she lived her entire life in Charleston where she attended the St. Henry Catholic School and was a 1973 graduate of Charleston High School. A member of St. Henry Catholic Church, she had served with the Missouri National Guard...
Betty Gramlisch (01/29/08)
CHAFFEE -- Betty Louise Gramlisch, 69, died at 11:55 a.m. Jan. 27, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 6, 1938, in Oran, to the late Wallace and Juanita Hanshew Hunt, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee...
Alvis McCardle (01/29/08)
JACKSON - Alvis Lorene McCardle, 73, died at 6:36 a.m. Jan. 28, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 3, 1934, in Bollinger County, to the late Alvie and Alma Leggett Lazenbee, she was a retired machine operator from Florsheim Shoe in Cape Girardeau and of the Pentecostal belief...
Virginia Dix (01/29/08)
BENTON -- Virginia Lee Dix, 85, died at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 28, 2008, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 19, 1922, in Quaker, to the late Omen Wesley and Sallie Belle Tedder Martin, she was a homemaker and a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton. She had lived at the Ratliff Care Center since July 2007...
Olive Feeler (01/29/08)
VICHY -- Olive Adell Feeler, 92, died Jan. 17, 2008, at Rolla. Born July 7, 1915, in Vichy, to the late Jeremiah and Mamie Hart Hodge, she was a homemaker. A lifelong resident of Vichy, she and her husband had owned and operated the family farm since 1933. She attended the Nazarene Church in St. Louis and later attended the Vichy Community Church for many years...
Kevin Stout (01/29/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers at Monday services at Ponder Funeral Home for Kevin Lee Stout, 40, who died Jan. 25, 2008, were: Lee Scott, Derrick Shaver, Brian Shaver, Raymond Shaver, Curtis Burch, Cole Burch, Billy Rex Arnold and Dewayne Caston.
Wanda B. Jarrell (01/29/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Wanda B. Jarrell, 70, died Jan. 28, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born June 2, 1937, at Cline's Island near Bloomfield, to the late Albert and Elsie Thompson Layton, she had lived in the Bloomfield area all her life. On June 16, 1954, in Bloomfield, she married L.D. Jarrell who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1965...
Jasper Ramsey (01/29/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jasper Rene Ramsey Jr., 89, died Jan. 27, 2008, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Jan. 12, 1919, in Advance, to the late Jasper and Irene Ramsey, he served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran. On Jan 15, 1946, he married Wreatha Center, who preceded him in death on March 25, 2004...
George Edwards (01/29/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - George Edwards, 69, died Jan. 29, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Harbert Western (01/29/08)
SIKESTON - Harbert E. Western, 61, died Jan. 29, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Fern Abernathy (01/29/08)
DEXTER - Fern Abernathy, 90, died Jan. 26, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Louise Waldman (01/29/08)
SIKESTON - Velma Louise Waldman, 82, died Jan. 29, 2008, at Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Pam Turlington (01/29/08)
DEXTER -- Pam Turlington, 66, died Jan. 28, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dorothy Lashmet (01/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Dorothy E. Lashmet, 82, who died on Jan. 19, 2008, were: Stan Johnson, Tom Holland, Bill Lashmet, Robert Lashmet, Sean Lashmet and James Lashmet.
Elma Hanna (01/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Elma O. Hanna, 75, joined her Lord and Savior on Jan. 23, 2008, at her home in Sikeston. She had been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. She was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Etowah, Ark., to the late Delmus Clarence and Mary Young Overbey...
Major Daniel (01/23/08)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Major Daniel, 59, died Jan. 19, 2008, at the home of his former wife. Born Sept. 24, 1948, in Wardell, to the late Pink and Willie Ward Daniel, he was a graduate of Bell City High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War, and a member of Morley VFW No. 5368...
Anita Jean (01/23/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Chapel for Anita S. Jean, 98, who died Jan. 19, 2008, were: Phil Ternes, Danny Talkington, David Agey, Ronnie Reams, Charlie Flannigan and John Banken.
Cary Clark (01/23/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Cary Clark, 98, formerly of rural Charleston, Mo., died Jan. 21, 2009, at the DayStar Care Center. Born Dec. 23, 1909, in Eldorado, Ark., to the late George and Isabel Johnson Clark, he was a member of and served as a deacon for the Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ in Mounds...
Willard VanBibber (01/23/08)
DEXTER -- The Rev. Willard VanBibber, 93, died on Jan. 21, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 27, 1914, in the state of Arkansas, to the late Sherman and Nora Parker VanBibber, he was a member or the First General Baptist Church in Dexter. A former employee of Elders Manufacturing, he was a retired Baptist minister and a resident of Dexter. He was affiliated with the local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association...
Lucille Graham (01/23/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lucille Graham, 98, died Jan. 17, 2008, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Aug. 14, 1909, in Norton, Ark., to the late Peter and Eleanor Williams Long, she had been a member of Zion Rock Baptist Church since 1982. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by four children; and four brothers, Johnny Lee Frazier, Andrew Jones, Robert Lee Jones and Ed Jones...
Pauline Pugh (01/21/08)
DEXTER -- Sally Pauline Pugh, 90, died Jan. 19, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 13, 1917, at Piggott, Ark., to the late Robert L. and Ora Mae Cobb Lusk, she spent much of life in rural Bloomfield before moving to Dexter. She was a member of the Hill's General Baptist Church for more than 40 years and served as the church piano player...
Marion Swader (01/21/08)
BERNIE - Marion Lucille Swader, 94, died Jan. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center at Malden. Born July 21, 1913, at Caruthersville, to the late Marion Presley Bebout and Autie Ross Ward Bebout, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie and former secretary for the Bernie Public School System, retiring in 1978...
Dorothy Lashmet (01/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy E. Lashmet, 82, died Jan. 19, 2008, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sikeston. Born Jan. 22, 1925, in Barry County, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Richard C. and Katherine McIntyre. On Sept. 13, 1946, she married Fred Lashmet who preceded her in death in November 1987...
Velma Walker (01/21/08)
MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Velma Walker, 79, died at 8:20 p.m. Jan. 18, 2008, at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center. The daughter of the late William and Willie Mize Mays, she was a member of the High Point Baptist Church in Mayfield and a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters...
Flora Garrard (01/21/08)
CHARLESTON - Flora Garrard, 96, formerly of Parma, died Jan. 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 3, 1911, in Phil Campbell, Ala., to the late Thomas Eason and Kate Moriah Howard Faulkner, she moved from Alabama to New Madrid County in 1946 then in the early 1950s to Parma where she was a member of the Parma First Baptist Church. ...
Lelah Medley (01/21/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Lelah Medley, 51, died Jan. 19, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center after a short fight with cancer. Born July 2, 1956, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Willie "Bill" and Bonnie Hicks Medley, she had lived her entire life in Poplar Bluff where she was a member of the Second Baptist Church and volunteered for many church activities. She worked in purchasing at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for 31 years...
Lillian Bratcher (01/21/08)
PARMA - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Home in Parma for Lillian Opel Marie Bratcher, 73, who died Jan. 16, 2008, were Kenneth Berend II, Matthew Alvarado, Dennie Bratcher, David Keown, Travis Lynn II and Adam Lynn...
Paul Joe Witt (01/21/08)
SIKESTON - Paul Joe Witt, 79, died at 1:45 p.m. Jan. 20, 2008, at John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born June 14, 1928, in Crowder, to the late Paul John and Ruie Lee Atherton Witt, he graduated from Morehouse High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. ...
Anita S. Jean (01/21/08)
DEXTER - Anita S. Jean, 98, died Jan. 19, 2008, at the Central Gardens Residential Care facility in Dexter. Born Feb. 15, 1909, in Higginsville, to the late Samuel Alfred and Annie Allen Schooling, she had lived in Higginsville before moving to Dexter in 1932. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, she was active in the United Methodist Women and taught school in Dexter for many years. She was active in PEO, Civic Club, Rotary Ann, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts...
Troy Little (01/22/08)
MOREHOUSE - Troy Sylvester Little, 77, died Jan. 19, 2008, in the Mark Twain Care Center in Poplar Bluff Born Aug. 1, 1930, in Lavalle, to the late Claude and Lucy Woods Little, he was a carpenter, a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and a member of the Morehouse Baptist Church...
Marisa Rosales (01/22/08)
ESSEX -- Marisa May Molina Rosales, 22-day-old daughter of Angelino Rosales and Tara Webber of Essex, died Jan. 19, 2008, at the Children's Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 28, 2007, in Sikeston. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one brother, Dalton Louis Rojas of Essex; maternal grandparents, Raymond and Sherrie Webber of Dexter and Lena and Sam Patterson of Bloomfield; paternal grandfather, Angel Molina; paternal grandmother, Rodolfina Rosales; maternal great-grandparents, Raymond and Earnestine Webber Jr. ...
Willie Ford (01/22/08)
PARMA -- Willie Ford, 84, died Jan. 20, 2008, at the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center in Malden. Born July 24, 1923, in Parma, to the late James Andrew and Colla Burnett Ford, he had lived most of his life in Parma where he had worked as a self-employed brick layer. He served in the U.S. Army in Normandy, North France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded five Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal...
Paul Joe Witt (01/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Paul Joe Witt, 79, who died Jan. 20, 2008, will be: Kenny Anderson, Lee Shell, Mike McReynolds, Kevin Heuiser, Jeff Mitchell and Lyndall Cook. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Ruth Graham (01/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Ruth Ann Graham, 58, of Sikeston, died at 6:53 p.m. Jan. 21, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 4, 1949, in Bertrand, to the late Wilber Hershal and Betty Bishop Vanpool, she was employed as a cashier at Wal Mart for more than 20 years. She was of the Baptist belief...
C.C. Coleman (01/22/08)
NEW MADRID - C.C. Coleman, 90, died Jan. 21, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 10, 1917, in Marston, to the late Curtis Charles and Ruth Ward Coleman, he served in the Army from 1941 to 1946, and was in the Northern France Campaign during World War II. C C attended the Methodist Church of Marston prior to his failing health. He was a sports enthusiast, avid reader, birdwatcher, and for many years of his retirement was known to visit the sick and infirm faithfully...
Robert Lewis Sr. (01/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Robert L. Lewis Sr., 61, died at Jan. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 31, 1946, in Lexington, Miss., he was the son of the late Walter and Florida Favor Lewis. On Sept. 19, 1981, he married Brenda Westmorland, who survives...
Tina Myers (01/30/08)
MATTHEWS -- Tina Lynn Myers, 40, died at 4:15 a.m. Jan. 27, 2008, at Sells Rest Home. Born May 12, 1967, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Anna May Slater Hatcher. She married David Lynn Myers who survives of the home. Other survivors include: three daughters, Angela Haynes and Crystal Hatcher of Sikeston and Amanda Epp of Noblesville, Ind...
Velma Waldman (01/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Velma Louise Waldman, 82, died at 1:45 a.m. Jan. 29, 2008, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born June 15, 1925, in Portageville, to the late Coy and Della Mae Wilkerson Chappell, she was a housewife and a member of the Smith Avenue Church of God...
Pamela W. Turlington (01/30/08)
DEXTER -- Pamela Weber Turlington, 66, formerly of Kennett, died Jan. 28, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 17, 1942, at Dexter to the late Capt. Edmund Weber and Mae Weber Lynch, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. A former first grade teacher in the Kennett Public School District for 33 years, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority...
Fern Abernathy (01/30/08)
DEXTER - Fern Abernathy, 90, died Jan. 26, 2008, at the Golden Living Center at Dexter. Born Feb. 6, 1917, at Newark, Ark., to the late Bentley McClain and Ethel Rollins McClain, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a former employee of the Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter...
Bernard Daniel (01/30/08)
SCOTT CITY - Bernard Daniel, 76, died Jan. 29, 2008, at his residence. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Christine Combs (01/30/08)
ESSEX -- Christine Combs, 71, died Jan. 25, 2008 at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 20, 1936, in Aromeral, Ark., to the late Excheck and Grace Hester Childress, she had lived her entire life in Southeast Missouri, including 65 years in Essex. She was a member of the Powerhouse Church of God in Christ for 20 years...
Martin Glastetter (01/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Martin W. Glastetter, 70, died Jan. 23, 2008, at the Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Oct. 13, 1937, in Missouri, he was the son of the late Joseph Lawrence and Coena C. Glastetter. He had four sisters: Marie Fiorino, Barbara Willig, Coena Sulin and Ann Kirkwood...
Earl Western (01/30/08)
SIKESTON - Harbert Earl Western, 61, died at 1:45 a.m. Jan. 29, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 14, 1946, in Cairo, Ill., to Ruth Shaw Western of Sikeston and the late Harbert Raymond Western, he was of the Baptist belief. He served in the U.S. Army and was a truck driver for Ryder Truck Lines...
Inell Cobb (01/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Inell F. Cobb, 81, died at Jan. 23, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 28, 1926, in Tyronza, Ark., daughter of the late Henry Finnie and Christine Watson, she had lived all of her adult life in Missouri. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Grayridge, where she served on the Mother's Board...
A.B. Boley Jr. (01/30/08)
VEBLEN, S.D. -- A.B. Boley Jr., 37, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 18, 2008, at Coteau des Prairies Hospital in Sisseton. Born Aug. 29, 1970, in Chaffee, Mo., he was the son of Lois Hess Boley of Sikeston and the late A.B. Boley. In addition to his mother, survivors include: four sons, Jeremy Boley, Gregory Boley, Quinton Boley and Christopher Boley; four brothers, Randy Boley and Mark Boley of Carbondale, Ill., Terry Boley of Murphysboro, Ill., and Kenny Hess of Bell City, Mo.; four sisters, Carolyn Boley of Carbondale, Daisy Bolt of Sikeston, Treasa Boley of Perryville, Mo., and Letita Miller of Vanduser, Mo.; and his stepfather, James Bowen of Sikeston.. ...
Harold Ward (01/30/08)
FESTUS -- Harold Wayne Ward, 60, died Jan. 26, 2008, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born June 29, 1947, at Matthews, to the late Benjamin F. and Alice E. Dunning Ward, he was a member of the Agape Faith Church in Valles Mine. Survivors include: two sons, Stephen Ward of New Madrid and Paul Ward of the state of North Dakota; two brothers, Donald Ward of Sun City, Ariz., and Chester Ward of Swartz Creek, Mich.; six sisters, Patsy Austin, Verna Jewel Roach and Linda Ward of Festus, Carolyn "Susie" Bass of Paragould, Ark., Judy Stark of Greers Ferry, Ark., and Effie Nelson of Swartz Creek; and four grandchildren.. ...
Mearl Frame (01/04/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thurday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Mearl R. Frame, 91, who died Dec. 31, 2007, were: Jim Nations, Dillon Nations, Doug Nations, Ben Nations, Danny Nations and Randy Nations.
Ruby Stovall (01/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at 2 p.m. at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Ruby Lee Stovall, 78, who died Jan. 2, 2008, were: David Wey, Gary Lutes, Carl Pearson, Rodney Jernigan, Jeremiah Blagburn and Steve Shipley.
Paul Miller (01/04/08)
PARMA -- Paul E. Miller, 59, died Jan. 3, 2008, at his home. Born May 3, 1948, in McNairy, Tenn., son of the late Loyd Thomas and Gladys Ruth Patterson Miller, he had lived most of his life in Parma where he worked in construction. He was a member of the Free Trinity Church in Marston...
C.D. Pyle (01/04/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - C.D. Pyle, 82, died Jan. 4, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Charlene Gafford (01/04/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Charlene Gafford, 74, died Dec. 30, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Dec. 28, 1933, in Lauderdale County, Tenn., to the late Charlie and Ardella Glenn Dayson, she had lived in Missouri since 1992. Survivors include: one son, Clifton Stringer of Sacramento, Calif.; one daughter, Robin Gafford of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Robert Robinson and James Robinson of Lilbourn; one sister, Georgia Burks of Griffith, Ind.; and 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren...
Lillie Patton (01/04/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lillie B. Patton, 65, died Jan. 3, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 12, 1942, in Oran, daughter of the late Jonas and Idell Lewis Thornton, she was a member of the Bible Believers Outreach Ministries in Marston...
Bertha Crawford (01/04/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bertha Crawford, 75, died Jan. 4, 2008, at Pemiscot Memorial Nursing Center in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Jessie Williams (01/04/08)
NEW MADRID -- Jessie Willine WIlliams, 84, died at 7:20 a.m. Jan. 3, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 23, 1923, near East Prairie, to the late Cleve and Sarah Jane Standfield Jackson, she had lived in New Madrid County all of her life. She was a member of the Kewanee Baptist Church...
Eddie Schetter (01/04/08)
CHAFFEE -- Edward "Eddie" Schetter, 81, died Jan. 3, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born June 10, 1926, in New Hamburg, son of the late Otto Charles and Mamie Katie Westrich Schetter, he was a self-employed carpenter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II is Osaka, Japan, where he received the Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal...
Iris Leek (01/04/08)
ADAIRVILLE, Ky. -- Iris June Leek, 70, died Jan. 2, 2008, at her home. Born April 10, 1937, in Sikeston, Mo. to the late Tom and Leona Chaney Gross, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morehouse, Mo. She was a retail clerk for Dollar General Store, and was the recipient of an award from Dollar General Corp. for her efforts in fundraising for Pro Literacy America...
Floy Litzelfelner (01/04/08)
ST. ANN -- Floy Litzelfelner, 89, formerly of Chaffee, died Jan. 2, 2008, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. Born June 20, 1918, in Oran, she was the daughter of the late Harvey "Hub" and Agnes Stone Malone. On Dec. 20, 1935, she married Wilbur Litzelfelner who preceded her in death on March 5, 1981...
Bob Ayers (01/04/08)
MALDEN -- Robert Aaron "Bob" Ayers, 76, died Jan. 1, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 5, 1931, at Bragg City, he was the son of the late Fitch Ayers and Julia M. Williams Ayers Thornton. In 1949, he married Alberta Simpson who died Oct. 18, 1981. In 1972, he married Essie Mae Thomas and she died in 1988...
Tommie Maxwell (01/04/08)
HOWARDVILLE -- Tommie Lee Maxwell, 62, died Dec. 30, 2007, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 19, 1945, in England, Ark., to the late Louis and Roberta Maxwell Sr. of Howardville, he was of the Pentecostal belief...
Ada Anderson (01/04/08)
CHICAGO -- Ada Anderson, 75, died Dec. 29, 2007, in Chicago. Born Feb. 23, 1932, in Wolf Island, Mo., daughter of the late Columbus and Addie Anderson, she was a welder by occupation and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: four sons, Doby Anderson, Richard Haywood, Frederick Douglas and Roderick Douglas of Chicago; three daughters, Phyllis Lindsey, Shirley White and Brenda Alexander of the state of Maryland; two brothers, Lloyd Anderson of Benton Harbor, Mich., and David L. ...
Lorene Watie (01/09/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lorene Furlong Watie, 74, died at 2:35 p.m. Jan. 8, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 1, 1934 in Cardwell, to the late Albert Monroe and Eula Miner Furlong, she had lived most of her life in St. Louis where she was a retired loan officer for the Lutheran Synod. In 1997 she moved to Arkansas, where she lived until moving to East Prairie in 2007. She was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Glen Taylor (01/09/08)
BENTON -- Glen Taylor, 69, died Jan. 8, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Leon Larsen (01/09/08)
DEXTER -- Leon Larsen, 78, died Jan. 7, 2008, at his home near Dexter. Born Aug. 31, 1929, at Aid, son of the late Leman M. and Earle Almond Larsen, he was a tool foreman for Carter Carburetor at St. Louis from 1951 until 1984. On Oct. 13, 1949, at Piggott, Ark., he married Betty Ruth Lawson, who survives of the home...
Lila Werden (01/09/08)
DEXTER -- Lila Louise Werden, 72, died Jan. 7, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 14, 1935, in Potoskey, Mich., daughter of the late Andrew and Thelma Louise VanDusin Robbins, she moved to Dexter in 1985. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church and had worked in the laundry for nursing homes and hospitals. She was a member of the Eagles Aerie 4062 in Dexter...
William Sutton (01/09/08)
MISSION, Kan. -- William Louis Sutton, 68, died Jan. 3, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 26, 1939 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to the late William C. and Louis Ellen (Tanner) Sutton, he lived in Sikeston, Mo., until moving to Kansas City in 1962. After graduating from Sikeston High School, he joined the Army in 1957, went to Army Security School for six months to become a Morse interceptor and was discharged in 1962. ...
John Musgrave (01/09/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for John W. Musgrave, 78, who died Jan. 6, 2008, were Ryan Jackson, Jeffery Thomas, Jason Thomas, Jeremiah Hux, Matt Henson and Kyle Karmas.
John Musgrave Jr. (01/07/08)
DEXTER - John W. Musgrave Jr., 78, died Jan. 6, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 5, 1929, in Bernie, to the late John W. and Rosa Ann Masterson Musgrave Sr., he had grown up in Idalia, moved to Flint, Mich. for several years and returned to Dexter in 1952, where he was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a heavy equipment operator and had worked for Foster Land Grading...
Dela Ferrenburg (01/07/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dela Mae Ferrenburg, 88, died at 11 a.m. Jan. 5, 2008, at her home. Born July 12, 1919, in Marston, to the late William and Maude McBroom Clayton, she had lived near East Prairie for the past 13 years. On March 14, 1943, she married Willie Francis "Cotton" Ferrenburg, who survives of the home...
Dorothy Bodine (01/07/08)
NEW MADRID -- Dorothy Bodine, 82, died Jan. 6, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 3, 1925, in Pemiscot County, to the late WIlliam and Myrtle Morefield Hawkins, she was a member of the Marston United Methodist Church. In 1946, she married Kenneth Bodine, who preceded her in death in 1976...
Mary Kinder (01/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Frances Hunter Kinder, a lifelong Cape Girardeau resident and a member of one of Southeast Missouri's oldest families, died Jan. 4, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born June 17, 1926 in Benton, at the family home on what was then known as Hunter Hill, the youngest of five children born to William Joseph and Ida May Wise Hunter. ...
Bertha Crawford (01/07/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Bertha Crawford, 75, died Jan. 4, 2008, at the Pemiscot Memorial Health Center in Hayti. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
Duncan Gilchrist (01/07/08)
SIKESTON - Duncan Gilchrist, 66, died Jan. 5, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 19, 1941, in Freeport, Ill., to the late Leslie and Virginia Bartlett Gilchrist, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an engineer for National Lock...
Sherman Boone (01/07/08)
MALDEN - Sherman F. Boone, 88, formerly of Dexter, died Jan. 4, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born Sept. 1, 1919, near Dexter, he lived in Dexter, where he had owned and operated Boone's Grocery Store, for many years until moving to Malden 21 years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge, a Shriner and a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Vesta Barkovitz (01/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Vesta Francis Barkovitz, 98, died Jan. 5, 2008, at Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 25, 1909, in Arkansas City, Kan., to the late Arthur V. and Mary McBride Francis, she was a longtime educator and piano teacher. She was a graduate of B.M. Central College in Fayette, and taught in the Portageville School district from 1940 to 1944 and 1966 to 1971. A member of PEO Chapter GU Sisterhood, she directed the choirs of the Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Portageville...
Michael Avery (01/07/08)
ESSEX - Michael Avery, 60, died Jan. 5, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb 28, 1947, at Sikeston, son of Ira and Jean Brown Avery of Whitewater, he was a self-employed carpenter and of the Baptist belief. On June 26, 1965, at Frisco, he married Ruth Francis, who survives of the home near Essex...
Mary Hopper (01/03/08)
BENTON -- Mary Ada Hopper, 87, died at 9:18 a.m. Jan. 1, 2008, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 1, 1920, in Morley, daughter of the late WIlliam A. and Mary M. Capps Beggs, she had been a homemaker. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Benton and the Daughters of the American Revolution...
Virginia Whitaker (01/03/08)
DEXTER -- Virginia Pauline Whitaker, 89, died Dec. 31, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born May 1, 1918, in Wabash County, Ill., to the late Thomas Marion and Mabel May Medler Parker, she had lived in Dexter for the past 30 years and was a nursing home operator...
L.A. Johnson (01/03/08)
NEW MADRID -- Louis Albert "L.A." Johnson, 85, died Dec. 25, 2007, at the Golden Living Center. Born Jan. 14, 1922, in New Madrid, to the late Louis and Tudie Mabley Johnson, he was a member of the VFW Post 7183 of Lilbourn. He married Laura Lee Crockett who preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 1999...
Bloyce Burch (01/03/08)
MATTHEWS - Alva Bloyce Burch, 63, died on Dec. 31, 2007, at his home. Born March 9, 1944, in Essex, to Donnie L. DeJournett Burch, who survives of Matthews, and the late Pete Burch, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Big Prairie Jaycees and a Boy Scout leader. He worked for 36 years as a maintenance mechanic for Noranda Aluminum...
Ruby Stovall (01/03/08)
SIKESTON - Ruby Lee Stovall, 78, died at 4:36 p.m. Jan. 2, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 7, 1929, at Holland, Ark., to the late J. William and Laura Jane Hearse Potter, she had been a custodian at Sikeston Convalescent Center and Sikeston Public Schools and later worked in the Foster Grandparents Program at Southeast Elementary. She was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church...
C.D. Pyle (01/06/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- C.D. Pyle, 80, died Jan. 4, 2008, at his home. Born Feb. 6, 1927, in Caruthersville, to the late Bryant and Lillie Pyle, he was a retired employee of the Swift Oil Company. A member of the Methodist Church in Portageville, he was a veteran of U.S. Army serving during World War II...
Jay Reed (01/06/08)
SIKESTON -- John William "Jay" Reed III, 32, died Jan. 4, 2008, in Sikeston. Born Jan. 5, 1975, in Jefferson City to John William Reed II and Prudence Garber of Jefferson City, he was a member of the Miner Baptist Church and a self- employed building contractor...
Lillie Bell Patton (01/06/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lillie Bell Patton, 65, died Jan. 3, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 12, 1942, in Oran to the late Jonas and Idell Lewis Thornton, she was a member of the Bible Believers Outreach Ministries in Marston...
L.A. Johnson (01/06/08)
NEW MADRID -- Louis Albert "L.A." Johnson, 85, died Dec. 25, 2007, at the Golden Living Center. Born Jan. 14, 1922, in New Madrid, to the late Louis and Tudie Mabley Johnson, he was a member of the VFW Post 7183 of Lilbourn. He married Laura Lee Crockett who preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 1999...
Virginia Whitaker (01/06/08)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Virginia Pauline Whitaker, 89, who died on Dec. 31, 2007, were: Cecil Wright, Allen Hunt, Ervin Putman, Carl Getter, Marvin Finch and Jody Finch.
Isabelle Knight (01/06/08)
COMMERCE -- Isabelle Knight, 88, died at 1 p.m. Jan. 4, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 18, 1919, at Benton, to the late William Daniel Edmonds and Mary Emmaline Robertson, she was a homemaker and a member of Commerce Baptist Church in Commerce...
Bertha Crawford (01/06/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Bertha Ann Crawford, 75, died Jan. 4, 2008, at the Pemiscot Memorial Health Center at Hayti. Born Jan. 27, 1932, in Advance, to the late Jesse and Martha Juanita Long Greene Greene, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Portageville...
Michael Avery (01/06/08)
ESSEX -- Michael Avery, 60, died Jan. 5, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
William Sutton (01/07/08)
MISSION, Kan. -- William Louis Sutton, 68, died Jan. 3, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 26, 1939 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to the late William C. and Louis Ellen (Tanner) Sutton, he lived in Sikeston, Mo., until moving to Kansas City in 1962. After graduating from Sikeston High School, he joined the Army in 1957, went to Army Security School for six months to become a Morse interceptor and was discharged in 1962. ...
C.C. White (01/02/08)
HANNIBAL - C.C. White, 75, died at 8:05 p.m. Dec. 30, 2007, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. Born April 4, 1932, in Portageville to the late Clyde and Donnie Mae Edwards White, he was a construction supervisor and retired from Fru-Con Construction Company. A U.S. veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Elks Lodge and of the Christian belief...
Mearl Frame (01/02/08)
DEXTER - Mearl R. Frame, 91, died Dec. 31, 2007, at Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 26, 1916, in Illinois, to the late John Carrol and Sarah Jane Oliver Frame, he had lived in California and Kentucky before moving to Dexter in 1987. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Virginia Bowers (01/02/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Virginia Louise Bowers, 70, died at 10:40 a.m. Dec. 29, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 12, 1937, in Adamsville, Tenn., to the late Steven Douglas and Jewel McClain Buckley, she was an administrator of the Bowers Group Home in East Prairie and of the Baptist belief...
Hazel Crisel (01/02/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Hazel Dare Crisel, 92, died at 8:40 a.m. Jan. 1, 2008, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 14, 1915, in Camden, Tenn., to the late Joseph N. and Delia Herrin Bain, she lived most of her life East Prairie, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Delores Gossett (01/02/08)
DEXTER - Delores Jean Gossett, 73, died Dec. 29, 2007, at her home. Born Feb. 20, 1934, in Crow, W.Va., daughter of the late Otis and Clara Kirk Johnson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, Order of the Eastern Star and Missouri Southern Healthcare Auxiliary...
Norma Busby (01/02/08)
SEYMORE, Ind. - Norma Ellen Busby, 89, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died at 11:17 p.m. Dec. 29, 2007, at the Schneck Medical Center in Seymore. Born Sept. 10, 1918, in Canalou to the late Leslie and Coela Greer Arbuckle, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Madrid Church of Christ...
George Swogger (01/02/08)
SIKESTON - George Earl Swogger, 55, died Dec. 29, 2007, at the emergency room of Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 7, 1952, in Beaver, Pa., to Beatrice Frances Kuhl Swogger of New Port Richey, Fla. and the late Willard Donald "Don" Swogger, he had worked as the senior industrial engineer for Alco in Bettendorf, lowa, before moving to Sikeston in August 1980. He had been the chief industrial engineer, the administrative manager and presently was energy manager at Noranda Aluminum...
Gertrude Green (01/02/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Gertrude E. Green, 97, formerly of Aid and Dexter, died Dec. 29, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 19, 1910, in Huntingdale, to the late Rev. James M. and Martha Chasteen King, she had lived in Southeast Missouri most of her life. She and her husband had owned and operated the grocery store in Aid for several years. She was a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church and the Bloomfield Chapter of Eastern Star...
Tootsie Rhodes (01/02/08)
ANNISTON - Wilton Banks "Tootsie" Rhodes, 85, died at 12:20 a.m. Dec. 29, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 15, 1922, in Hickman, Ky., to the late James Edgar and Dessie Newton Rhodes, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer and sold produce...
Donnie Hedrick (01/02/08)
LILBOURN - Donnie Ralph "Scrappy" Hedrick, 46, died Dec. 27, 2007, at his home in Lilbourn. He was born May 9, 1961, in Potosi, to the late Raymond and Florence Chapman Hedrick. Survivors include: two sons, Donnie Hedrick of New Madrid and Josh Hedrick of Marston; one stepson, Shelley Wiggins of Dexter; two brothers, Dennis Hedrick of Portageville and Joe Hedrick of the state of Illinois; and three sisters, Pauline Bailey and Rose Goetz of the state of Illinois and Letha Prince of Lilbourn...
Ronnie Holder (01/02/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ronnie Holder, 64, died at 11:20 a.m. Dec. 29, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 24, 1943, in East Prairie, to the late James Ronald and Beatrice McClendon Holder, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was employed by the Cargill Grain Elevator as a maintenance engineer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Walter W. Asbell (01/02/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Walter W. Asbell, 83, died Dec. 31, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 4, 1924, at Clines Island, to the late William W. and Grace Davis Asbell, he was a retired farmer and had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community. He was a member of the Liberty Hill General Baptist Church at Aid...
Jessie Dorris (01/02/08)
NEW MADRID - Jessie I. Dorris, 96, died Dec. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 14, 1911, in Caruthersville, she was the daughter of the late Goah and Della Speight Anderson. On Dec. 21, 1933, in Steele, she married Gene Dorris, who preceded her in death...
Billie Bell (01/02/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Billie Bell, 79, died Dec. 31, 2007, at her home near Bloomfield. Born Oct. 12, 1928, at Morehouse, to the late Earl Theophilus and Mabel Marie Pack Gregory, she was a homemaker. On Jan. 15, 1947, at Piggott, Ark., she married Ervin Bell Jr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1998...
Bloyce Burch (01/02/08)
MATTHEWS - Alva Bloyce Burch, 63, died on Dec. 31, 2007, at his residence in Matthews. Born March 9, 1944, in Essex, to Donnie L. DeJournett Burch, who survives of Matthews, and the late Pete Burch, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Big Prairie Jaycees and a Boy Scout Leader. He worked for 36 years as a maintenance mechanic for Noranda Aluminum...
Blake Burnett (01/02/08)
DEXTER - Blake Allen Burnett, 31, died Dec. 29, 2007, at Dexter. Born Sept. 27, 1976, at Poplar Bluff, to Stan and Joy Jackson Burnett of Dexter, he was a member of the Living Water Worship Center of Bloomfield and owner of a power-washing company in Dexter...
Joyce Eskew (01/08/08)
DEXTER -- Joyce Eskew, 77, died Jan. 6, 2008, at the Gideon Care Center. Born Aug. 2, 1930, in Stoddard County, to the late Cecil and Edith Perry Waggoner, she was a former employee of Purolator Products in Dexter and a member of the Essex Church of Christ...
Dorothy Bodine (01/08/08)
NEW MADRID -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Richards Funeral Home for Dorothy Bodine, 82, who died Jan. 6, 2008, will be: Bill Boyd, Jim Steward, Joe Baldwin, Ricky Hayes, Danny Sweatt and Eric Branum. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today...
Leon Larsen (01/08/08)
DEXTER - Leon Larsen, 79, died Jan. 7, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Daptha Link (01/08/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Daptha Link, 75, died Jan. 8, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Sherman Boone (01/08/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Monday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Sherman F. Boone, 88, who died Jan. 4, 2008, were: Kevin Boone, Brad Boone, Rocky Boone, Tyler Boone, Darin Rodgers and Josh Rodgers.
Ruby Hudgens (01/08/08)
DEXTER -- Ruby Emma Hudgens, 94, died Jan. 6, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Nov. 9, 1913, in Dexter, to the late James Franklin and Anna Blunt Sadler, she had lived all her life in Stoddard County and in Dexter since 1972. She was a member of the Sadler Chapel Methodist Church near Dexter and had also attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter where she belonged to the Women's Club...
Ruby Hudgens (01/10/08)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Ruby Emma Hudgens, 94, who died on Jan. 6, 2008, were: Stacy Hyten, Bill Brandt, Adam Brown, Michael Smith, Kevin Sadler and David Newell.
Clifford Mayabb Jr. (01/10/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Clifford L. Mayabb Jr., 62, died at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2008, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born June 1, 1945, at Cairo, Ill., to the late Clifford Lewis and Edna Virginia Keppner Mayabb, he was of the Assembly of God belief...
Dorothy Moxley (01/10/08)
WYATT - Dorothy Frances Moxley, 89, died at 9:25 p.m. Jan. 9, 2008, at the Charleston Manor. She was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Charleston, to the late John Levi and Bess Full Heggie Mulkey. Having lived in Mississippi County her entire life, she received her teaching certificate from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO Teacher's College) and taught in the rural schools of Mississippi County and the Charleston Public School System. ...
Duncan Gilchrist (01/10/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Duncan Gilchrist, 66, who died Jan. 5, 2008, were: Ronnie Hamra, Frankie Hamra, Dave Foret, John Gilchrist, Robert Yokley and Jeff Kuehn.
Laverne Allstun (01/10/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Laverne Allstun, 86, died Jan. 9, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Thomas Watkins (01/10/08)
SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. -- Thomas Ernest Watkins, 82, formerly of Dexter, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 9, 2008, at Blake Hospital in Bradenton. Born March 5, 1925, in Conway County, Ark., son of the late Harrison and May Wilson Watkins, he was employed for 33 years at AC Spark Plug Auto Parts Manufacturing Company in Michigan, where he and his wife lived for 51 years before moving to Florida in 2000...
Mozell Shaw (01/10/08)
MALDEN - Mozell Shaw, 77, died Jan. 5, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 29, 1930, at New Madrid, to the late William and Annie Ruff McKeller, she had lived most of her life in Parma and Essex before moving to Malden in 1988 where she was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church...
Toots Link (01/10/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Glenda "Toots" Link, 75, died Jan. 7, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 23, 1932, at Bell City, to the late Delias and Winnie McCollum Cartwright, she attended Union Grove Baptist Church near Bloomfield. She was first married to Hubert Hardin, who preceded her in death in 1969. On Oct. 3, 1976, she married William Link, who survives of the home...
Joe Gateley (01/10/08)
ORAN -- Joe Weldon Gateley, 79, died Jan. 9, 2008, at his home. Born June 23, 1928, in Oran, to the late Henry Milton "H.M" and Katie Lou Usery Gateley, he had retired from working in maintenance at Southeast Missouri State University and had also worked as a manager at Skelly Oil Company in Oran. He was a member of the Oran Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Glen Taylor (01/10/08)
BENTON -- Glen R. Taylor, 69, died Jan. 8, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1938, in New Madrid, son of the late Yewell and Lucille Martin Taylor, he was a member of Apostolic LIghthouse in Scott City and had been owner and operator of We Care Transportation...
Gerald Beam (01/10/08)
DEXTER - The Rev. Gerald W. Beam, 65, departed this life Jan. 9, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 9, 1942, at Sylvan Hills, Ark., to the late Herman Gerald and Ruby Greenwood Beam, he was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene and a 21-year veteran of the United States Naval Reserve, retiring as lieutenant commander and serving as chaplain. Since 1973, he was a New York Life Insurance agent...
A.B. Boley Jr. (01/19/08)
VEBLEN, S.D. -- A.B. Boley Jr., 37, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 18, 2008, at Coteau des Prairies Hospital in Sisseton. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Marion Swader (01/19/08)
BERNIE -- Marion Swader, 94, died Jan. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Elma Renaud (01/18/08)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Elma Ruth Renaud, 78, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Jan. 15, 2008. Born Nov. 30, 1929, in Charleston, she lived there before moving to Louisville in 1953. She was a member of St. Athanasius Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Buechel Manor Homemakers' Club...
Lelia Backfisch (01/18/08)
DEXTER - Lelia Backfisch, 92, died Jan. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Clarence Foushee (01/18/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Clarence J. Foushee, 82, died Jan. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jesse Lee Hester (01/18/08)
BERNIE - Jesse Lee Hester, 52, formerly of East Prairie, died Jan. 15, 2008, in the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 16, 1955, in Sikeston to the late Delmas Leon and Mary Pauline Carter Hester, he lived in Bernie for the past few months and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Clarence Foushee (01/19/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Clarence James Foushee, 82, died Jan. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born Feb. 15, 1925, in Auvergne, Ark., son of the late Arthur and Jessie Mable May Foushee, he owned Foushee Dry Good's in Bloomfield, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was of the Baptist belief...
James Hyde (01/18/08)
SIKESTON -- James Tallon Hyde, infant son of Walter "Noony" and Yolanda J. Mijares Hyde Jr. of Sikeston died at birth Jan.16, 2008. In addition to his parents, survivors include: three brothers, Justin "Caleb" Hyde, Quenton Hyde and Jacob Hyde, all of the home; maternal grandparents, Betty and Manuel Mijares of Matthews; paternal grandparents, Walter and Wanda Hyde of Sikeston; and paternal great-grandfather, George Hubbard Sr. of Sikeston...
Lillian Bratcher (01/18/08)
CRYSTAL CITY -- Lillian Opel Marie Bratcher, 73, died Jan. 16, 2008, at the Fountainbleau Nursing Home in Crystal City. Born June 8, 1934, in Cadet, to the late Franklin Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Evans Barton, she had lived most of her life in the Parma and Catron areas. She was a member of the Eastern Star and of the Baptist belief...
Frank Lewis (01/18/08)
SIKESTON - Frank "Diesel Doctor" Lewis, 80, died Jan. 16, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 5, 1927, in Potosi, to the late Omer E. and Irene Rector Lewis, he was owner and operator of Frank's Truck Repair for 28 years. He previously was a diesel mechanic for Cooney Equipment Co. and Saunder's Leasing Co. He was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church and previously belonged to the Smith Avenue Church of God. He served as Sunday school superintendent for both...
Lelia Backfisch (01/19/08)
DEXTER -- Lelia Backfisch, 92, died Jan. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born on Oct. 12, 1915, in Dexter, daughter of the late Fred and Minnie P. Dietsch Sauer, she had been a store clerk at Weber's Ben Franklin Store and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
Chad Cato (01/19/08)
DONIPHAN -- Chad Edward Cato, 28, died Jan. 17, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. Born Nov. 18, 1979, in Pocahontas, Ark., son of Donald E. Cato of Doniphan and Varina L. Cindy Conn Maxwell of Sikeston, he had lived in Poplar Bluff and owned and operated Cato Trucking...