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Obituaries from February 2008

Betty Patrick (02/01/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Betty Sue Patrick, 69, died Jan. 30, 2009, at her daughter's home. Born Feb. 11, 1938, in Charleston, to the late William Marlin and Mary Belle Moreland Hedges, she lived all her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Jim Ledbetter (02/02/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Herschel "Jim" Ledbetter, son of the late Herschel Ledbetter and Naomi Keith Ledbetter was born on May 16,1932, at Oak Island and departed this life in the Veterans Home at Cape Girardeau on Jan. 30, 2008, at the age of 75. Mr. Ledbetter served in the Army Air Force from Dec. 12, 1950 to Dec. 11, 1954. He was a basic Airman and earned the Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal...
Rutha Artis (02/02/08)
HERMITAGE, Tenn. -- Rutha L. Artis, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at Jan. 31, 2008, at the Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Born Nov. 23, 1923, in Forrest City, Ark., daughter of the late Thessalonia and Lillie Mae White Thatch, she had lived near Dexter, Mo. ...
Emery Abbott (02/02/08)
ESSEX -- Emery Abbott, 94, died Feb. 1, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home.
Wanda Jarrell (02/02/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Wanda B. Jarrell, 70, who died on Jan. 28, 2008, were: Larry Don Jarrell, Kenny Jarrell, Adam Rush, Eric Rodgers, Aaron Mace and Austin Mace.
Jerry Oakes (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- William Jerry Oakes, 57, died at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1, 2008, at his home following an extended illness. Born Sept. 23, 1950, at Luxora, Ark., son of the late William Daniel and Hazel Helen Collins Oakes, he had been a farmer for Wagner Farms near Sikeston and was a member of the New Life Christian Center at Morley...
Billy Bradley (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- Robert Lee "Billy" Bradley, 69, died Jan. 30, 2008, at his home. Born Aug. 20, 1938, in Osceola, Ark., son of the late Leon and Mary Louise Bradley Sr., he lived in Missouri for over 45 years and was a member of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston...
Kenneth Atteberry (02/01/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Kenneth Atteberry, 64, died Jan. 30, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 16, 1943, at Portageville, he was the son of the late Vonnie Kirby and Elmer Lewis Atteberry. On March 17, 1973, at Hayward, he married Bernice Lee Clark, who preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 2000...
Jim Ledbetter (02/01/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Herschel "Jim" Ledbetter, son of the late Herschel Ledbetter and Naomi Keith Ledbetter was born on May 16,1932, at Oak Island and departed this life in the Veterans Home at Cape Girardeau o Jan. 30, 3008, at the age of 75. Mr. Ledbetter served in the Army Air Force from Dec. 12, 1950 to Dec. 11, 1954. He was a basic Airman and earned the Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal...
Charles Peek (02/01/08)
IMPERIAL - Charles Peek, 64, died Jan. 30, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 12, 1943, in Pemiscot County, he was the son of the late Noah and Gracey Brewer Peek. On March 15, 1967, at Marston, he married Ruthie Arnold, who preceded him in death on Sept. 16, 2007...
Christine Combs (02/01/08)
ESSEX -- Christine Combs, 71, died Jan. 25, 2008, at the St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 20, 1936, in Aromeral, Ark., daughter of the late Excheck and Grace Hester Childress, she had lived her entire life in Southeast Missouri and had lived for 65 years in Essex. She had been a member of the Powerhouse Church of God in Christ for 20 years...
Rutha Artis (02/05/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Rutha L. Artis, 84, who died Jan. 31, 2008, were: Roger Artis, Thomas Artis, Christopher Artis, Eric Artis, Lance Jackson and Brandon Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were William Artis Jr., Larry Artis and Mark Artis...
Thelma Bess (02/05/08)
SIKESTON - Thelma A. Bess, 99, died at 7:48 a.m. Feb. 5, 2008, at West Ridge Place in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Helen Moore (02/05/08)
ANTELOPE, Calif. - Helen Glascock Moore, 92, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Feb. 4, 2008, at her daughter's home in Antelope. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Tanya Robinson (02/05/08)
DEXTER - Tanya Robinson, 33, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Reva Henrickson (02/05/08)
NEW MADRID - Reva Lucille Potter Henrickson, 87, died Feb. 4, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 9, 1920, in Oklahoma, to the late John and Katie Van Dyke Potter, she grew up in Leeper with her parents, two sisters and three brothers. After the death of her father, the family moved to Poplar Bluff...
Dorothy Reynolds (02/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Mae Reynolds, 85, died Feb. 7, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 20, 1922, in Sikeston, to the late Virgil and Irene Westmoreland Williams, she was employed for 31 years at the International Shoe Company in Sikeston. She was a charter member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church in Sikeston, where she was active in the Women's Adult Sunday School Class and served as secretary. ...
Olive Epperly (02/08/08)
SIKESTON - Olive Epperly, 91, died Feb. 8, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Helen Owings (02/08/08)
MOREHOUSE - Helen Margaret Murrie Davis Owings, 100, a longtime resident of Morehouse, died Feb. 7, 2008. She was the daughter of William and Teresa Riney Murrie, born on May 6, 1907, in Morehouse. She graduated from Morehouse High School and attended Cape Girardeau Teacher's College...
John Shipman (02/08/08)
DEXTER -- John Shipman, 71, died Feb. 6, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 29, 1936, in Dexter, son of the late Charles Eugene and Ruby Opal Stoker Shipman, he was a retired engineer for Elder Manufacturing. A veteran of the U.S. National Guard, he was a member of the Elks, NRA and the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Lowell Washburn (02/08/08)
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Lowell Edward Washburn, 73, died Feb. 7, 2008, at his home. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University, served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and retired in 1996 after a 37-year career as salesman, manager, and owner of business and agricultural products...
Mary Blankenship (02/08/08)
HAYTI -- Mary Blankenship, 68, died Feb. 7, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born June 24, 1939, at Marston, she was the daughter of the late Katie Wiley and William Sawyer. On Aug. 18, 1962, at Portageville, she married George Blankenship who preceded her in death on March 29, 1995...
Jo Standley (02/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Jo Standley died Nov. 25, 2007, in New York. She and her family lived in Sikeston for many years, where her father was manager of the Reiss Dairy and president of the School Board. She graduated from Sikeston High School in 1956. A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sikeston Depot Museum. If attending, RSVP to 471-0472...
Hugh Klasing (02/08/08)
O'FALLON -- Hugh H. Klasing, 81, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 6, 2008, at the Progress West Healthcare at O'Fallon. Born March 8, 1926, in St. Louis, to the late Henry and Janet McKenzie Klasing, he had lived in St. Louis most of his life where he was employed as the assistant director of the Business and Industrial Development Commission by St. ...
Ted Watson (02/08/08)
SIKESTON - Ted Watson, 81, died at 12:48 p.m. Feb. 7, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 24, 1926, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late William Thomas and Elizabeth Susan Nolley Watson, he was an over-the-road truck driver and of the Church of Christ belief...
Artie Mae Morlan (02/08/08)
NEW MADRID -- Artie Mae Morlan, 84, died Feb. 6, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 27, 1923, in East Prairie, she was the daughter of the late Roland "R.C." and Maudie Jenkins Rust. She married Doyne Lindsey who preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1953. She later married Tom Morlan who preceded her in death on April 7, 2000...
Alfrieda McAfee (02/08/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alfrieda Lee McAfee, 84, died at 4:05 a.m. Feb. 7, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 14, 1923, in Wolf Island, to the late Lee and Pairlee Coffer Browning, she lived most her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Louis Chism Jr. (02/08/08)
CATRON -- Louis Chism Jr., 74, died Feb. 1, 2008, at the Health and Rehabilitation Center in Grenada, Miss. Born Oct. 17, 1933, in Grenada, to the late Louis and Emma Cunningham Chism, he had lived in Missouri since 1978. He was a retired auto diesel mechanic and a member of First Baptist Church in Catron...
Vera Craft (02/21/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Vera Craft, 97, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 10, 2008, at the Centinela Hospital in Inglewood. Born March 6, 1910, in Vaiden, Miss., to the late Ivory and Helen Bailey Flucker, she had lived in Charleston for over 50 years before moving to California. For many years she was a member of Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston where she was a member of the Mother's Board...
Darla Varvel (02/21/08)
DEXTER - Darla Varvel died Feb. 21, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Alpha Bechel (02/21/08)
CHAFFEE - Alpha Bechel, 100, died Feb. 21, 2008, at Jackson Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Frank Grimm (02/21/08)
SIKESTON - Frank E. Grimm, 84, died Feb. 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Renee Ancell (02/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Orena Mae "Renee" Ancell, 99, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died at 10:10 p.m. Feb. 18, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born May 15, 1908, in Piggott, Ark., to the late James Douglas and Sarah Winkleman Carter, for many years she lived in Cape Girardeau where she was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. She had worked for the Missouri Utilities Company until her retirement...
Larry Caldwell (02/21/08)
SCOTT CITY - Larry Caldwell, 74, died Feb. 20, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Gladys Cox (02/19/08)
DEXTER -- Gladys S. Cox, 95, died Feb. 15, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 20, 1913, at Roth, N.D., to the late Hans and Emma Olson Hanson, she had worked as a waitress and was a member of the Turtle Mountain Lutheran Church in Bottineau, N.D...
Sarah Cox (02/19/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Sarah Betty Perryman Cox, 89, died Feb. 16, 2008, in the emergency room at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 23, 1918, at Greene County, Ark., to the late Isaac Peter and Barbara Jane Trippt Perryman, she was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel General Baptist Church...
Andy Johnson (02/19/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Andy Johnson, 71, who died on Feb. 14, 2008, were: Greg Bixler, Michael Bixler, Joe Paul Bixler, Jim Bob Bixler, Sam Oatsvall and Rodger Achter. The Rev. Billy Davis officiated...
Zachary Snyder (02/19/08)
DEXTER -- Zachary Charles Snyder, 23, died Feb. 14, 2008, in the emergency room at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 25, 1985, in Yuma, Ariz., son of Edith "Edie" Collins Snyder, who survives of Dexter. Other survivors include: one son, Ethan Charles Snyder of Cuba, Mo.; two daughters, Chloe Marie Snyder of Cuba and Makiah Morse of Sullivan; and one sister, Amanda Pryor of Cape Girardeau...
Oscar Pate (02/19/08)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for Oscar R. Pate, 82, who died on Feb. 15, 2008, were: Gary Wilfong, Donald Ray Wilfong, Bub Yates, Bob Braswell, Billy Clark and Randy Stephens.
Willette Dowdy (02/19/08)
SULLIVAN -- Willette Dowdy, 82, formerly of Dexter, died Feb. 15, 2008, at the Meramec Nursing Center at Sullivan. Born Jan. 13, 1926, in Grayridge, to the late Walter Earl and Gladys Bradbury Tharp, she was a former proofreader for Fact Inc. in St. Louis...
Harriet Hill (02/19/08)
SIKESTON - Harriet Hill, 91, died Feb. 14, 2008, at Sikeston Health Care. Born Sept. 17, 1916, in Tupelo, Miss., to the late William and Annie Ruff McKeller, she had lived in southeast Missouri since 1923, and was a longtime member of the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church near Essex...
Bryant Johnston (02/18/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bryant Allen Johnston, 63, died Feb. 16, 2008, at the Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, Ohio. Born Nov. 1, 1944, at the Hough Township in New Madrid County, to the late Lexie and Iva McClendon Johnston, he lived in New Madrid and Mississippi counties all his life. He was the owner/operator of Johnston Transport leased to Edwards Transportation Company in East Prairie and was of the Baptist belief...
Danny Menz (02/18/08)
BENTON - Danny Ray Menz, 50, died at 2:13 a.m. Feb. 17, 2008, at Benton. Born Sept. 10, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, to Genevieve Ellwood Stuckey Menz of Benton and the late Paul Phillip Menz, he was a construction worker with F.G.R. Mechanical and a member of Craftsman Union, both in Cape Girardeau...
Marie Bridges (02/18/08)
MINER - Alice Marie Bridges, 93, formerly of Bertrand and Morley, died at 9:25 a.m. Feb. 16, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 2, 1914, at Bertrand, to the late R.L. and Lula May Tabor Skelton, she first lived in Bertrand and then in Morley for most of her life. She was a retired cashier from IGA Grocery Store and of the Baptist belief...
William Mott (02/18/08)
SCOTT CITY - William James Mott, 81, died Feb. 16, 2008. Born Feb. 25, 1926, in Crittenden County, Ky., son of the late Perry and Grace Mott, he moved to to Scott City in August 1964. He retired in 1980 from Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau. On Oct. 7, 1949, he married Veda Naomi Love, who survives...
Donny Yant (02/18/08)
MATTHEWS -- Donna Mae Yant, 66, died at 6:25 a.m. Feb. 16, 2008, at Sells Rest Home. Born July 22, 1941, in Matthews, to the late Woodrow Wilson and Josie Rae Castleberry Yant, she was the owner and operator of a beauty shop and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene...
Fred Gilliland (02/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services for Fred O. Gilliland, 78, who died on Feb. 15, 2008, will be: Joe Romine, Freddie Gilliland Jr., Kyle Gilliland, Michael Bolen Jr., Christian David Keedy and Michael Greene. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday...
Bud Scheible (02/04/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Eulish "Bud" Scheible, 60, died Feb. 1, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 19, 1947, in Bloomfield, to the late Eugene and Stella Stafford Scheible, he was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. For 30 years, he served as a road boss for Pike Township Road District, and he was also a farmer...
Emery Abbott (02/04/08)
SALCEDO -- Emery Abbott, 94, died Feb. 1, 2008, at his home near Salcedo. Born Oct. 9, 1913, in Blodgett, to the late Frank and Cora Goins Abbott, he had lived south of Grayridge before moving to Advance where he lived from 1970 to 1974. He then moved near Salcedo. He had worked as a farmer and was of the Baptist belief...
Mary Hindman (02/04/08)
CHAFFEE -- Mary Camille Hindman, 82, died at 9:56 a.m. Feb. 1, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 2, 1925, in Chaffee, to the late Harvey and Jessie Marie Litzelfelner Burnett, she was a retired dietary worker at the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was a member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, where she belonged to the Daughters of St. Ambrose; and also was in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chaffee American Legion...
Charles Hampton (02/04/08)
SIKESTON - Charles John Hampton, 59, passed from this life Feb. 3, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 13, 1948, in Campbell, to the late Wesley Eugene Hampton and Susie Pearlene Couch Hampton, he loved the outdoors, fishing, deer hunting and raising pigeons...
Christine Combs (02/04/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Christine Combs, 71, who died on Jan. 25, 2008, were: Charles Hester, Ronnie Hester, Terry Hester, Eric Hester, Wayne Hester and Kenneth Cain. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Davis, Larry Davis, Dale Bonner, Nathaniel Bonner, John Davis and Donald Bonner...
Byron Kidd (02/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Byron Ray Kidd, 52, died at 3:23 p.m. Feb. 2, 2008, at his home. Born April 28, 1955, in Portsmouth, Va., to Mae Ella Posey Moore of Morgan, Texas, and the late Arnold Ray Kidd, he had been a truck driver and was of the Baptist belief. In addition to his mother, other survivors include: one son, Benjamin Fraley of Sikeston; one daughter, Jessica Fraley of Sikeston; one brother, Colin Kidd of Sikeston; three sisters, Ruth Cox of Philadelphia, Helen George of Sikeston and Sandy Gross of Bertrand; three grandchildren; and a special friend, Deborah Jones of the home. ...
Ruben Templeton (02/04/08)
EDGAR SPRINGS -- Ruben Templeton, 71, died Feb. 2, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1936, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to the late Aubrey C. and Valda Kidd Templeton, he served in the U.S. Army from May 1958 until December 1961. He then served for 10 years on the Sikeston Police Force before being employed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for 30 years as a park ranger and 15 years as a park superintendent. He retired from Big Oak Tree State Park in January 1999...
Alfrieda McAfee (02/07/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alfrieda McAfee, 84, died at 4:05 a.m. Feb. 7, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home at East Prairie is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Jim Gunn (02/07/08)
DEXTER -- William James "Jim" Gunn, 83, died Feb. 4, 2008, at his daughter's home in Jackson. Born Dec. 4, 1924, in St. Louis, to the late William and Effie Swan Gunn, he had lived most of his live in Dexter where he was a charter member of the First Pentecostal Church...
Thelma Bess (02/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Thelma A. Bess, 99, who died Feb. 5, 2008, were: George W. Gilmore Jr., Marvin Gilmore, Rice "Pete" Burns, Steve Taylor, Lew Polivick and Terry Ottinger.
Louise Tidwell (02/07/08)
SIKESTON - Louise Tidwell, 79, died at 11:58 a.m. Feb. 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 16, 1928, at Paris, Tenn., to the late Talma Huggins and Ethel Richmond Huggins Garner, she worked with the Mother's Day Out Program at First United Methodist Church from June 1980 until March 2005...
Ruth Miller (02/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Ruth F. Teeters Miller, 91, died Feb. 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 11, 1917, in Grassy, daughter of William Lorance and Emma Elizabeth Patterson Francis, she was a member of Scopus Church of Christ. A member of the Certified Teachers Association and Missouri Teachers Association, she was a retired school teacher who had taught at Woodland, Zalma and Jackson and in many rural county schools...
Emery Abbott (02/07/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Emery Abbot, 94, who died Feb. 1, 2008, were: Marian Orr, Russell Orr, Riley Orr, Fayn Allen, Mike Perry and Evan Duncan.
John Shipman (02/07/08)
DEXTER - John Shipman, 71, died Feb. 6, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Cecil Quertermous (02/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at funeral services scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Cecil Mae Quertermous, 79, who died Feb. 5, 2008, will be: Matt Hon, Paul Wayne Groves, Leslie Quertermous, Craig Kuczka, Armour Fletcher and Joe Baldwin...
Helen Moore (02/07/08)
ANTELOPE, Calif. -- Helen Glascock Moore, 92, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Feb. 4, 2008. Born Aug. 13, 1915, in Wynnberg, Tenn., to the late Bennie B. and Maggie Locke Glascock, she lived in Portageville until 2002, when she moved to California to live with her daughter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville for many years...
William Heckert (02/28/08)
BERTRAND -- The Rev. William Doyle Heckert, 90, died at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 17, 1917, in Bertrand, son of the late Doyle and Cecil Mae Meeks Heckert, he had been a farmer and owned a trucking company prior to becoming a minister with the Church of God of Prophecy where he served as pastor in several Southeast Missouri towns including Bernie and Charleston for over 50 years...
Maujeva Overfield (02/28/08)
CHAFFEE -- Maujeva Louise Overfield, 60, died Feb. 26, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Mary Martin (02/28/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary Margaret Carden Martin, 88, died at 2:35 p.m. Feb. 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 6, 1919, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Robert Richie and Clara Miranda Clack Wainscott, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie. She had worked for many years cleaning homes and babysitting and for several years at the Shelby Furniture Store and Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie...
Ute Childers (02/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Ute Childers, 65, died Feb. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 25, 1942, in Jagerndorf Sudetenland, Germany, to the late Werner and Herta Ammicht Awolin, she was a member of Eagles Aerie 3319 Ladies Auxiliary and a longtime resident of Sikeston, adopting numerous families in America. Before retirement, she had been employed by Brown Shoe Company...
August Mekan (02/28/08)
MALDEN -- August Mekan, 84, died Feb. 27, 2008, in the Malden Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Horsie James (02/28/08)
BERNIE -- Morris "Horsie" James, 75, died Feb. 25, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 1, 1932, at Clarkton, to the late Paul and Bernice Reeves James, he was the owner and operator of Winer's Department Store in Bernie and a charter member of the Bernie Lions Club. A U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War, he was of the Jewish belief...
Bill Morgan Jr. (02/28/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- William J. "Bill" Morgan Jr., 81, died at 7:36 a.m. Feb. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 28, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late William J. and Ruby Cozette Stone Morgan, he lived all his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired automobile mechanic for Pope Motors in East Prairie and a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Betty Wheeler (02/25/08)
UNIONTOWN -- Betty Sue Wheeler, 69, died Feb. 24, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Myrtle Spooler (02/25/08)
ORAN -- Myrtle Spooler, 95, died at 8 a.m. Feb. 23, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 20, 1912, in Oran, to the late Charles Robert and Minnie Louis Hency Mansell, she was a homemaker and member of the Oran First Baptist Church, where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher...
Denzle Willey (02/25/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Denzle Willey, 88, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Feb. 23, 2008, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Born June 13, 1919, in Wingo, Ky., to the late Doc and Opal Hayden Willey, he was a World War II veteran. During his service, he was wounded on Pallalu Island and received the Purple Heart. He was retired from the University of Tennessee in Memphis and a deacon at the Ardmore Baptist Church in Memphis...
Velma Tucker (02/25/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at graveside services on Sunday at the Hagy Cemetery for Velma Alene Tucker, 93, who died Feb. 22, 2008, were: Jay Tucker, Steve Tucker, Richard Tucker, Kelly Tucker, Corey Tucker and Terry Cotner.
Lendell Hunt (02/25/08)
BERTRAND - Lendell Hunt, 91, formerly of Bell City and Sikeston, died Feb. 22, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 16, 1917, in Bertrand to the late WIlliam and Nancy Jane Wood Hunt, he was a self-employed farmer until his retirement. A member of the Garden Ridge General Baptist Church near Bell City, he previously served as Sunday School superintendent and later attended the First Baptist Church of Sikeston...
Deloria Agee (02/25/08)
EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Deloria June Agee, 66, died at 12:02 a.m. Feb. 23, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Born Dec. 5, 1941 in Essex, Mo., to the late Delbert and Anna Mace Curry, she worked at Illinois Bell Telephone for 30 years and retired as a supervisor over maintenance repair in 1991. ...
Geneva Mercer (02/25/08)
DEXTER -- Geneva Mercer, 90, died Feb. 23, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born Jan. 14, 1918, at Muskogee, Okla., to the late Henry Ross and Dicia Lillie Sisco Ashworth, she was a member of the Dexter Church of God and a homemaker. On Oct. 30, 1934, at Okemah, Okla., she married Roy Mercer, who preceded her in death on June 25, 1984...
Dennis Ponder (02/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Dennis Richard Ponder, 68, died Feb. 23, 2008, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1939, in St. Louis, he had also lived in Kansas City, Mo., and Muncie, Ky., where he was a member of the Stony Point Christian Church. He had been honorably discharged from the Marine Corps Reserve and for 22 years had worked in credit management. He also worked in the cable business for 17 years...
Opal Buck (02/25/08)
LILBOURN -- Opal I. Buck, 89, died Feb. 24, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 13, 1918, in Leachville, Ark., to the late Joe and Katie Meyers Hoskins, she was a member of the Refuge Worship Center in Marston and had spent 23 years as a nurse's aide for Headstart...
Gary Rudd (02/27/08)
LILBOURN -- Gary Rudd, 54, died Feb. 21, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 22, 1953, in Hayti, to the late Orvil and Wilma Rines Rudd, he worked for Bill LaValle Farms. On Feb. 15, 1992, he married Sarah Nelson, who survives of the home...
Gene Shaw (02/27/08)
SIKESTON - Gene Truett Shaw, 72, died Feb. 26, 2008, at his home. Born May 29, 1935, in Bertrand, to the late William Dewey and Florence Covie Truett Shaw, he was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church. He worked for Century 21 for 27 years and was a member of the Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF and AM and was a 32nd Degree Mason...
Dorathy Pillow (02/27/08)
DEXTER - Dorathy Pillow, 77, died Feb. 23, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 14, 1930, in Truman, Ark., to the late George and Ollie Walley Wade, she had lived in Southeast Missouri for many years. Survivors include: one daughter, Peggy Pillow of the state of Illinois; and one brother, William Wade of Albuquerque, N.M...
Ralph Baker (02/27/08)
DELTA -- Ralph Kenyon Baker, 83, died Feb. 25, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 3, 1924, in Lake City, Ark., to the late Grover and Edith Speer Baker, he was an inspector for 27 years with General Motors in St. Louis. ...
Vicki Morris (02/27/08)
FESTUS -- Vicki Jo Higgerson Morris, 52, died Feb. 20, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 29, 1955, in Sikeston, to the late Walter "Urch" and Wilma Bill Higgerson, she was an operator for AT&T for 28 years before her retirement. She later worked as a courier for Lab Corp...
Margaret Yowell (02/27/08)
ST. CHARLES - Margaret Yowell, 75, formerly of Bloomfield, died Feb. 24, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1932, at Bloomfield, to the late Elliot and Violet Page, she was a resident of St. Charles for 30 years and had worked at Wal-Mart and Schucks...
Shelly Crowley (02/27/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Shelly Ray Crowley, 40, died Feb. 21, 2008, in Chandler, Ariz. Born Feb. 11, 1968, in Sikeston, to Wilma Crowley Myers of Sikeston and the late Jerry Crowley, he graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelors degree in criminal justice and psychology and had served in the National Guard. He was an insurance adjuster for Cunningham and Lindsey...
Wanda Branham (02/27/08)
SIKESTON -- Wanda Maxine Branham, 70, died at 7 a.m. Feb. 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 12, 1937, in Kennett, to the late Roy Brown and Sybil Graves Brown Ross, she lived in St. Louis before moving to Sikeston nine months ago. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Margaret Martin (02/27/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Margaret Martin, 88, died Feb. 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
William Heckert (02/27/08)
BERTRAND - William D. Heckert, 90, died at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Dennis Ponder (02/27/08)
SIKESTON - Dennis R. Ponder, 68, died Feb. 24, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1939, in St. Louis, to Ruth Ponder Lyday and the late Carl Proctor Ponder, he had previously lived in Kansas City and Muncie, Kan. He had worked for 22 years as a credit manager and for 17 years in the cable business...
Bob Merrick (02/22/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Bob M. Merrick, 80, formerly of Mississippi County, died Feb. 22, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Gary Rudd (02/22/08)
LILBOURN -- Gary Rudd, 54, died Feb. 21, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 22, 1953, in Hayti, to the late Orvil and Wilma Rines Rudd, he worked for Bill LaValle Farms. On Feb. 15, 1992, he married Sarah Nelson, who survives of the home...
Shelly Crowley (02/22/08)
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Shelly Ray Crowley, 40, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 21, 2008. Born Feb. 11, 1968, in Sikeston, son of Wilma Meyers Crowley of Sikeston and the late Jerry Crowley, he graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1993 with a degree in criminal justice and psychology. He was a member of the National Guard and an insurance adjuster for Cunningham & Lindsey...
Alpha Bechel (02/22/08)
CHAFFEE -- Alpha Leona Bechel, 100, of Chaffee, died Feb. 21, 2008, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Aug. 24, 1907, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Levi John and Elenora Elizabeth Scheeter Bechel. She worked for many years in Louisville, Ky., and retired as a secretary at International Shoe Company in St. Louis. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, where she was the first baby baptized and of the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Gene Huggins (02/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Conda Eugene "Gene" Huggins, 75, died at 3:21 p.m. Feb. 19, 2008, at his home. Born Aug. 26, 1932, in Missouri, he was a lifelong resident of Sikeston. He had worked for the railroad and served in the U.S. Army. He was loved and cherished by many in the community...
Darla Varvel (02/22/08)
DEXTER -- Darla Jane Dement Varvel, 52, died Feb. 21, 2008, at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1955, in Dexter, to Ethel Marie Bolner of Lake City, Ark., and the late Willis Pearl Dement, she was a lab technician at Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff. On July 5, 1997, in Dexter, she married Ronnie Varvel, who survives of the home...
Glenda Johnson (02/22/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Glenda Faye Johnson, 64, died at 9:34 a.m. Feb. 19, 2008, in the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill. Born Sept. 30, 1943, in East Prairie, to Hazel Luella Jones Brown of East Prairie and the late Prince Albert Brown, she lived most of her life in East Prairie...
Frank E. Grimm (02/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Frank E. Grimm, 84, died Feb. 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 22, 1923, in St. Joseph, to the late Frank Earl and Pearl Ann Carroll Grimm, he was a member of First Christian Church where he was elder emeritus. A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post No. 114 in Sikeston. He had worked for Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities and later for AmerenUE, from which he retired in 1989...
Melvin Reed (02/06/08)
WILSON CITY -- Melvin "Fats" Reed, 65, died Feb. 3, 2008, at his home. Born July 29, 1943, in rural Charleston, to the late Jake and Mary Alice Keywood, he lived his entire life in Missouri. He was a member of the St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston and a retired farmer...
Joyce Brown (02/06/08)
CHAFFEE -- Joyce Ann Brown, 71, died at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 2008, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born June 20, 1936, at New Hamburg, to the late Leo and Agnes Simpher Goetz, she was a retired machine operator for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Girr Flagg (02/06/08)
MANILA, Ark. -- Louise "Girr" Flagg, 94, died Feb. 5, 2008, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Clarksville, Tenn., to the late Albert and Ella Dunham Bumbalough, she was a lifelong resident of Manila. She was a retired nurses aide from Baptist Memorial Hospital, a charter member of Milligan Ridge Baptist Church, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Manila, a longtime member of the E.H.C. and a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club and the Home Demonstration Club...
Tanya Robinson (02/06/08)
DEXTER - Tanya Renee Robinson, 33, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 5, 1974, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Norma Jean Cooper King of Dexter and the late Rev. Therman Lee King, she was a member of the Morehouse Baptist Church and attended the Lighthouse Christian Center at Dexter. She was a healthcare provider, homemaker and a graduate of Dexter Senior High School...
Margie Rigney (02/06/08)
CHARLESTON -- Margie Rigney, 69, died Feb. 3, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 18, 1938, in Forrest City, Ark., to the late L.S. and Leora Sisk McCain, she was a member of Opportunity Church of God in Christ in Charleston...
Jim Gunn (02/06/08)
DEXTER -- William James "Jim" Gunn, 83, died Feb. 4, 2008, at his daughter's home in Jackson. Born Dec. 4, 1924, in St. Louis, to the late William and Effie Swan Gunn, he had lived most of his live in Dexter where he was a charter member of the First Pentecostal Church...
Thelma A. Bess (02/06/08)
SIKESTON - Thelma Atteberry Bess, 99, of Sikeston and formerly of Charleston, died at 7:48 a.m. Feb. 5, 2008, at West Ridge Place in Sikeston. She was born April 28, 1908, at McCool, Miss., to the late Walter Phillip and Hattie Clark Wade Atteberry. ...
Cecil Quetermous (02/06/08)
SIKESTON -- Cecil Mae Quertermous, 79, died Feb. 5, 2008, at her home. Born Nov. 15, 1928, in Lilbourn, to the late Delmar and Delsa Lawson Little, she was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and had been a restaurant manager for more than 20 years for the Sikeston Country Club and Charleston Country Club...
Lendell Hunt (02/23/08)
BERTRAND - Lendell Hunt, 91, formerly of Bell City and Sikeston, died Feb. 22, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 16, 1917, in Bertrand to the late WIlliam and Nancy Jane Wood Hunter, he was a self-employed farmer until his retirement. A member of the Garden Ridge General Baptist Church near Bell City, he previously served as Sunday School superintendent and later attended the First Baptist Church of Sikeston...
Geraldine Burns (02/23/08)
SIKESTON - Geraldine Burns, 89, died Feb. 22, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 12, 1918, in Ada, Okla., to the late Walter and Alice Rose Decker, she was a member of the Trinity Gospel Church. In 1961, she married Dan Burns, who preceded her in death in 1991...
Kevin Hunt (02/23/08)
BERNIE -- Kevin Gene Hunt, 33, died Feb. 22, 2008, near Bernie Born Nov. 25, 1974, in Dexter, son of Arthur Butch and Connie Jerls Hunt of Bernie, he was an employee of Rowland Farms. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one son, Dalton Hunt of Wappapello; one daughter, Maizie Hunt of Bernie; one sister, Belynda Hunt of Bloomfield; and two brothers, Arthur "Skipper" Hunt and Charles Hunt of Bernie. ...
Willette Dowdy (02/16/08)
SULLIVAN -- Willette Dowdy, 82, died Feb. 15, 2008, in Sullivan. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Donna Yant (02/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Donna Yant, 66, died at 6:25 a.m. Feb. 16, 2008, at the Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Visitation will be held after 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be held at 1 p.m.
Oscar R. Pate (02/16/08)
PUXICO -- Oscar R. Pate, 82, died Feb. 15, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 8, 1925, in Kansas City, son of the late Oscar J. and Frances Riley Pate, he had lived for the last 17 years in Puxico where he was a member of the Puxico General Baptist Church. ...
Emma Shew (02/16/08)
CHARLESTON -- Emma Rebecca Burke Shew, 96, died at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 15, 2008, at her home in rural Charleston. Born July 20, 1911, in Mississippi County to the late Rufus Edgar and Ollie Zimmer Barnhill, she lived and worked her entire life in Mississippi County. ...
Bronie Broyles (02/15/08)
DONIPHAN -- Bronie Key Broyles, 95, formerly of Lilbourn, died Feb. 13, 2008, at her home. Born April 27, 1912, in Greenbriar, Ark., she was the daughter of the late N.B. and Matilda Key. She married Lewis Raymond Broyles who preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1997...
Johnnie Dean (02/15/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Johnnie Lou Dean, 57, died Feb. 12, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 12, 1951, at East Prairie, to the late John J. and Annie Arietta Hayden Grogan, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was a registered nurse and a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Betty Bradley (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Betty Jean Bradley, 61, died Feb. 11, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda and Clifton Burns and and Katherine Siddell of Sikeston; one son and daughter-in-law, Eli and Barbara Jackson Jr. ...
Bud Jones (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Vernon L. "Bud" Jones, 71, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 13, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 6, 1939, in Charleston, to the late Naldo Vernon and Jewell Irene Brothers Jones, he had lived in Scott and Mississippi counties most of his life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston. ...
Fred Gilliland (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Fred Gilliland, 78, died Feb. 15, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Andy Johnson (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Andy Johnson Sr., 71, died Feb. 14, 2008, at his daughter's home in Sikeston. Born April 19, 1936, in Columbia, Tenn., to the late Richard and Marcella Rowden Johnson, he was of the Baptist belief. He had worked in the maintenance department of Food Giant for 11 years, was a machine operator for Stanley Muffler for six years and had been a farmer before retiring...
Fred Gilliland (02/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Fred Olen Gilliland, 78, died at 9:40 a.m. Feb. 15, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 9, 1929, at Morley, to the late Oscar O. "Doc" and Willie L. Smith Gilliland, he served in the 38th Infantry Tank Company in the Korean War as a corporal in the U.S. ...
Johnnie Dean (02/16/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Johnnie Lou Dean, 57, died Feb. 12, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 12, 1951, at East Prairie, to the late John J. and Annie Arietta Hayden Grogan, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was a registered nurse and a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Pearl Combs (02/16/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pearl E. Combs, 97, died at 2 a.m. Feb. 16, 2008, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 11, 1910, in Marshall County, Ky., daughter of the late George and Laura Roach Dodge, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Gladys Cox (02/16/08)
DEXTER -- Gladys Cox, 95, died Feb. 15, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Zachary Snyder (02/16/08)
DEXTER -- Zachary Snyder, 23, died Feb. 14, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Shirley Ling (02/16/08)
LAFORGE -- Shirley Ann Ling, 70, died Feb. 15, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 3, 1937, at Risco, she was the daughter of the late Clopha and Gaustie Carlisle Shaw. On April 22, 1956, at Hernando, Miss., she married Edwin Ling who preceded her in death in 2001...
Wayne Cowell (02/15/08)
SIKESTON - Lewis Wayne Cowell, 69, died Feb. 13, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 23, 1938, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Lewis Thomas and Johnilee Chronister Cowell, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF & AM, Scottish Rite, Moolah Temple, the SEMO Shrine Club and Knights of Columbus. He worked as a troubleshooter for Associated Natural Gas before retiring...
Jerry Chambers (02/15/08)
ST. ROBERTS -- Jerry Lee Chambers, 55, died Feb. 9, 2008, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Aug. 234, 1952, in Kosciusko, Miss., the son of the Albert Chambers Sr. of Belleville, Ill., and the late Helen Gee Chambers, he served with the U.S. Army for over 20 years, retiring on Nov. 30, 1993, with an honorable discharge as a master staff sergeant. He was an ordained minister and member of the First Baptist Church in St. Roberts...
Kathryn Thomas (02/15/08)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kathryn Renee Renaud Thomas, 45, died Feb. 10, 2008, at the Cleveland Clinic after a sudden illness. Born Jan. 23, 1963, daughter of the late Harold and Elma Ruth Renaud, she was a 1988 graduate of University of Kentucky with a degree in hospital administration and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. ...
Velma Tucker (02/23/08)
DEXTER -- Velma Alene Tucker, 93, died Feb. 22, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 6, 1914, in Hardin County, Tenn., to the late Henry and Nola McDaniel Wicker, she had lived in Caruthersville until moving to Dexter in 1951. She was affiliated with the United Methodist Church...
Barbara Meadows (02/23/08)
BENTON -- Barbara Jean Meadows, 64, formerly of Scott City, died at 12:30 a.m. Feb. 22, 2008, at her home in Benton. Born March 24, 1943, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Lester Alfred and Violet Rodgers Parris, she was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Betty Kennedy (02/23/08)
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Betty Josephine Donner Kennedy, 73, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Feb. 14, 2008. Born July 30, 1934, in Manilla, Ark., to the late Joseph and Dorothy Donner, she lived in Morehouse until 1953. She worked for the Ventura County Superintendent of School Special Education Program in California, teaching severely handicapped children...
Renee Ancell (02/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Orena "Renee" Mae Ancell, 99, who died Feb. 18, 2008, were: Earl Sisk, Jon Branstedder, Jim Henson, Charles Campbell, Mark McMillion and Tom Nunnelee.
Bob Merrick (02/23/08)
CHARLESTON - Bobbie "Bob" Melton Merrick, 80, entered into eternal life at 6:15 a.m. Feb. 22, 2008, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Bob Merrick was born to Benjamin Emory and Virginia Ethel Melton Merrick on May 8, 1927. He grew up in the Anniston area and graduated from Anniston High School in 1945. ...
Rufus Miller (02/21/08)
CHARLESTON -- Rufus Miller, 77, formerly of Denver, died Feb. 14, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 21, 1930, in Wardell, to the late Lem and Minnie White Miller, he was a member of the U.S. Army for over 23 years, retiring with an honorable discharge. ...
Clem Gillespie (02/21/08)
CHARLESTON -- Clem Gillespie, 88, died Feb. 17, 2008, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 26, 1919, in Lynchburg, Miss., to the late Robert and Fannie Gillespie, he was employed as a crop planter and irrigation systems mechanic in Plainview, Texas. After his retirement, he moved back to Mississippi County...
Eleanor Turner (02/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Eleanor Turner, 92, died Feb. 15, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Born March 3, 1915, in Senatobia , Miss., to the late Will and Viola Turner, she had lived in Missouri for over 60 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Robert Skaggs (02/21/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Robert Ford Skaggs, 81, died at 9 p.m. Feb. 18, 2008, at his home. Born April 6, 1926, in Henderson Mounds near East Prairie, to the late Robert Ford Sr. and Myrtle Hubbard Skaggs, he lived all his life in Mississippi and New Madrid counties. He was a retired farmer, a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie and a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II...
Longtime Scout Cubmaster Pat Groves, 92, dies (02/21/08)
JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. - C.C. "Pat" Groves, 92, passed away at 10 a.m. Jan. 29, 2008, in the Herrin Hospital. Born Feb. 22, 1915, in Johnston City, son of the late Charles C. and Lela Paddock Groves, he a t t e n d e d school in Johnston City and graduated in 1933 from Johnston City High School. He was employed as a Prudential Insurance agent in Sikeston, Mo. for 33 years. He served the local area as a Boy Scout Cub Master for 33 years and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Scouting Award...
Bill Morgan (02/26/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - William J. "Bill" Morgan, 81, died Feb. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Olive Cole (02/14/08)
SIKESTON -- Olive Jeanette Cole, 88, died at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2008, at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 9, 1919, in Tallapoosa, to the late James and Claire Boughers Beavers, she was a housewife and a lifetime member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 and the Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Wayne Cowell (02/14/08)
SIKESTON - Lewis Wayne Cowell, 69, died Feb. 13, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 23, 1938, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Lewis Thomas and Johnilee Chronister Cowell, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF & AM, Scottish Rite, Moolah Temple and the SEMO Shrine Club. He worked as a troubleshooter for Associated Natural Gas before retiring...
Bud Jones (02/14/08)
SIKESTON - Vernon L. "Bud" Jones, 71, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 13, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Andy Johnson (02/14/08)
SIKESTON - Andy Johnson, 71, died Feb. 14, 2008, at his daughter's home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Perry Gillespie (02/14/08)
CHARLESTON - Perry Roosevelt Gillespie, 77, died Feb. 12, 2008, at his home. Born Aug. 30, 1930, in Henson, to the late Theodore and Sarah Smith Gillespie, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. He was employed as head man at Ed Marshall Farms and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Pauline Davis (02/14/08)
POPLAR BLUFF - Pauline Laverne Whittenberg Davis, 74, died Feb. 12, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 31, 1933, in rural Parma, daughter of the late Rolla G. and Hynthia Mae Jackson Whittenberg, she was a sewing machine operator at Susan's Fashions in Memphis, Tenn. and a member of the Frayser Apostolic Church of Memphis...
Ozie Standard (02/14/08)
CHARLESTON -- Ozie B. Standard, 84, died Feb. 10, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Nov. 6, 1923, in Frenchmen's Bayou, Ark., to the late Jim and Carra Wood Standard, he was a retired farmer and a member of St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston where he was a deacon...
Raymond O'Neal (02/14/08)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Raymond Curtis O'Neal, 92, who died on Feb. 4, 2008, were: Clinton Corlew, Jeffery Corlew, Randy Corlew, Keith Wilson, Glenn O'Neal and Doug O'Neal.
Bradley Skelton (02/14/08)
GORDONVILLE - Staff Sergeant, Bradley Joe Skelton, 40, died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 6, 2008. He was a "Sapper" on his second tour in Iraq with Missouri National Guard's 1138th Engineer Company, headquartered in Farmington. He was killed when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb...
Dorothy Reynolds (02/10/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Dorothy Reynolds, 85, who died Feb. 7, 2008, will be: Rick Burnett, Hank Sipple, Brian Barborek, Todd Barborek, Alan Barborek, Doug Estes and Ron Sherrod...
Cheryl Pruett (02/10/08)
CHAFFEE - Cheryl Jean Jackson Pruett, 50, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother, died Feb. 7, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 31, 1957, at Paso Robles, Calif., to Eugene and Deloris Parker Jackson. Cheryl was a graduate of Delta High School and Metro Business College. She was employed at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee and a member of Randles Baptist Church...
Olive Epperly (02/10/08)
SIKESTON - Olive R. Epperly, 91, died Feb. 8, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 9, 1916, in Sikeston, to the late Edgar F. and Jennie Schneider Jones, she was a member of the Smith Street Church of God in Sikeston and had been a cook for the Sikeston Regional Center before retiring...
Thelma Copeland (02/12/08)
MALDEN -- Thelma Louise Copeland, 62, died Feb. 10, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 8, 1945, in Dexter, to the late Orion and Nora Mae Carter Jackson, she was on the Pentecostal belief. On Feb. 4, 1962, in McGee, she married J.L. Copeland, who survives of the home...
Raymond O'Neal (02/12/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Raymond Curtis O'Neal, 92, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 24, 1915, in Pocahontas, Ark., to the late James and Jennie Hibbard O'Neal, he had lived in Bloomfield most of his life, where he was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
William Bryant (02/12/08)
DEXTER -- William Triplett Bryant, son of Micheal A. Bryant and Amy Fowler Bryant of Dexter was stillborn on Feb. 9, 2008 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Survivors in addition to his parents include: two brothers, Jacob Palmer and Nate Bryant of Dexter; one sister, Brittany Bryant of Dexter; paternal grandparents, George and Charline Bryant of Dexter; maternal grandparents, Bill and Sheryl Fowler of Dexter; maternal great-grandmother, Jeanne Triplett of Dexter and paternal great-grandmother, JoAnn Fowler of Dexter.. ...
David Clayton Sr. (02/12/08)
SIKESTON - David R. Clayton Sr., 67, died at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 11, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Linda Thurman (02/12/08)
NEW MADRID - Linda Hobbs Thurman died Feb. 11, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Johnnie Dean (02/12/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Johnnie Dean died Feb. 12, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Betty Wheeler (02/26/08)
UNIONTOWN -- Betty Sue Wheeler, 69, died Feb. 24, 2008, at her home. Born Jan. 11, 1939, in Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Prentice and Ethel Humphries Sharp. On Dec. 10, 1955, in Hernando, Miss., she married Bobby Wheeler who survives of the home...
Vicki Morris (02/26/08)
FESTUS -- Vickie Jo Higgerson Morris, 52, died Feb. 20, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 29, 1955, in Sikeston, to the late Walter "Urch" and Wilma Bill Higgerson, she was an operator for AT&T for 28 years before her retirement. She later worked as a courier for Lab Corp...
James Nunn (02/26/08)
ANNISTON -- James David Nunn, 65, died Feb. 24, 2008, at his home. Born June 27, 1942, in Anniston, to the late Otha and Gertie Smith Nunn, he lived all of his life in Anniston and was a former night watchman for Reeves Boomland in Benton. On June 27, 1968, at the New Bethel Baptist Church, he married Linda Bailey who survives of the home...
Irene Ward (02/26/08)
RISCO - Irene Ward, 82, died Feb. 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1925, at Dyersburg, Tenn., to the late Joseph Boyd and Lillie Mae Moffett Lancaster, she was a homemaker. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church and a member of the Rural Independence Club in Risco...
Mary Deane (02/26/08)
CHESTERFIELD - Mary Elizabeth Husher Deane, 86, died Feb. 5, 2008, at Delmar Gardens on the Green in Chesterfield. Born Nov. 2, 1921, in Sikeston, to the late David and Anne Bell Husher, she was a homemaker. On Oct. 31, 1942, in Sikeston, she married Ralph W. Deane, who preceded her in death...
Pauline Davis (02/13/08)
BERNIE -- Pauline Davis, 74, died Feb. 12, 2008, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Anna Hutchcraft (02/13/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Anna Lou Hutchcraft, 75, died Feb. 11, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born May 30, 1932, near Bernie, to the late A.D. and Lessie Crabtree Cutler, she had lived in Poplar Bluff for the past 36 years. On April 1, 1949, in Bloomfield, she married James Charles Hutchcraft, who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2007...
Juanita Sheldon (02/13/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Juanita Beatrice Sheldon, 87, died Feb. 11, 2008, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 5, 1920, at Bloomfield to the late James A. and Elva Cooper Mann, she was a member of the Bible Tabernacle Church in Bloomfield...
David Clayton Sr. (02/13/08)
SIKESTON -- David Richard Clayton Sr., 67, died at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 11, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 1, 1940, in St. Louis, he was an over the road truck driver and had worked for more than 20 years with Newman Trucking Co. in St. Louis. He was a member of Trinity Chapel and a former member of the Moose Lodge and Odd Fellows and Rebekka Lodge. He had also lived in St. Louis, Oklahoma and Arizona...
Linda Hobbs Thurman (02/13/08)
NEW MADRID -- Linda Hobbs Thurman, 63, died at Feb. 11, 2008, at her home. Born Nov. 11, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Stowell and Louella Hobbs, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in New Madrid, the New Madrid Country Club and the Ladies Golf Association...
Wanda Branham (02/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Wanda Branham, 70, who died Feb. 26, 2008, were: Paul Ruff, Aaron Brown, Chris Rodgers, Tom Ayers, Bob Medlock and Joe McCullough.
Drew Shelby (02/29/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Andrew "Drew" Reeves Shelby, 10, died at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born March 28, 1997, in Cape Girardeau, to Jeff Shelby and Stephanie Reeves who survive of East Prairie. Drew was a fifth grade student at Martin Elementary School in East Prairie and a member of the Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. ...
Matthew Moore (02/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Matthew Moore, 68, died Feb. 25, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born June 2, 1939, in Newport, Ark., to the late Matthew and Antonio Reynolds Moore Sr., he had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life and in Sikeston for the past few years. He was of the Baptist belief...
Alice Howard (02/29/08)
SUN VALLEY, Calif. -- Alice Frances Schuchart Howard, 91, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Feb. 11, 2008, at her daughter's home. Born Jan. 31, 1917, in Union, Mo., to the late R.P. and Wilhelmina Schuchart Sr., she attended schools in Morehouse and completed three years of college at Southeast Missouri State before accepting a job teaching in a one-room school on the original Greer Acres Farms near Sikeston, Mo., in 1939. ...
Maujeva Overfield (02/29/08)
CHAFFEE -- Maujeva Louise Overfield, 60, died at 5 p.m. Feb. 26, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 17, 1947, at St. Louis, to the late Dennis Eugene and Goldie McBride LaCroix, she had worked as a presser for Bohannon Cleaners in Scott City and as a clerk for Dollar General Store in Chaffee. ...
Imogene Summers (02/29/08)
CHAFFEE -- Hilda Imogene "Gene" Summers, 90, formerly of Canalou, died at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 28, 2008, in Chaffee. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday.
August Mekan (02/29/08)
MALDEN -- August John Andrew Mekan, 84, died Feb. 27, 2008, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born Aug. 2, 1923, at Bernie, son of the late August John Fred and Ollie Bell Grim Mekan, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He retired from Union Electric of St. Louis and was of the Assembly of God belief...
William Heckert (02/29/08)
BERTRAND - Pallbearers for services scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for William D. Heckert, 90, who died on Feb. 27, 2008, will be: Joey Heckert, Donald Lynn, Charles McGill, Danny Freeland, Phil Wilox, Luther Smith Jr. and Jimmy Sweet. Visitation will begin at noon...
Gertrude Stricker (02/11/08)
CHARLESTON - Gertrude Renaud Stricker, 95, died at 7:20 p.m. Feb. 10, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 6, 1913, in Perryville, to the late Henry Louis and Appie Unterriener Renaud, she was a graduate of Charleston High School and St. Mary's School of Nursing in Cairo, Ill. ...
Louise Dick (02/11/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Nancy Louise Dick, 83, died at 10:25 a.m. Feb. 9, 2008, in the Charleston Manor. Born April 6, 1924, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Robert R. and Clara Clack Wainscott, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Maggie Roberts (02/11/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Maggie Lee Roberts, 98, died at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 9, 2008, at Green Park Nursing Center in St. Louis. Born Feb. 3, 1910, at Poplar Bluff, to the late John W. and Rillie Chambers Davis, she was a retired sewing machine operator for a sports clothing factory in St. Louis and a member of First Christian Church in Chaffee...
Hazel Anthony (02/11/08)
ORAN - Hazel Mae Anthony, 92, died at 5:10 a.m. Feb. 9, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 6, 1915, at Lamar, Ark., the daughter of the late Fred and Alberta Bradley Harmon. She married Bernard "B.W." Anthony on July 19, 1935, and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1993, after 58 years of marriage. They moved to Southeast Missouri in December of 1936...
Jim Gunn (02/11/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter for William James "Jim" Gunn, 83, who died on Feb. 4, 2008, were: Dan Hook, Sam Hook, Chris Hook, Brad Hughes, Bob Smith and Kermit Cook. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter was in charge of arrangements...
Raymond O'Neal (02/11/08)
DEXTER -- Raymond Curtis O'Neal, 92, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Stella Davis (02/11/08)
DEXTER -- Stella Davis, 84, died Feb. 9, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 20, 1923, at Detroit, to the late Stanley and Mary Ann Garbusz Zawacki, she was a former line worked for General Box Company in Detroit and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...