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Obituaries from March 2008

Guy Widner (03/20/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Guy Leroy Widner, 85, died March 19, 2008, at the Golden Age Retirement Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Johnnie Beck (03/20/08)
PARMA -- Johnnie Lucille Beck, 72, died March 17, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 24, 1935, in Dalton, Ga., to the late Perlie Lee and Arnold Holland, she had lived in Missouri for over 30 years. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Baptist Church of Parma and a member of the Order of Eastern Star...
Julia Minton (03/20/08)
DEXTER - Julia Ann Minton, 63, died March 18, 2008, at her home near Dexter. Born July 20, 1944, at Valporaiso, Ind., to Gladys Leverich Steimel of Dexter and the late Lowell Leverich, she was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Dexter and was a department head of the Physical Therapy Department at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter...
Maubline Stotts (03/20/08)
SIKESTON - Francis Maubline Stotts, 77, died March 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 7, 1930, in Double Springs, Ala., daughter of the late W.M. and Anna (Hicks) McDonald, she was a member of Tanner Street Church of God and had been a volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Charles Blanton IV (03/20/08)
SIKESTON -- Charles L. Blanton IV, 47, died March 19, 2008, at his home. Born June 25, 1960, in Sikeston, son of the late Charles L. and Cherie C. Blanton III, he was a 1978 graduate of Sikeston High School and attended Ole Miss, University of Missouri, Valdosta State and Florida Institute of Technology. ...
Carl Asa (03/19/08)
CHARLESTON -- Carl Williams Asa, 78, died at 8:45 p.m. March 17, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 28, 1930, in Dexter, he was the son of late Hershel William and Retha Evans Asa. Following his discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 1954, he moved to Charleston, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He was employed as an agent with American General Life Insurance Company for many years until his retirement in 1992...
James Avery (03/19/08)
WETUMPKA, Ala. - James Edward "Punk" Avery, 72, formerly of Marston, Mo., died Feb. 21, 2008, at Baptist East Hospital in Montgomery. Born Sept. 26, 1935, in Marston, to the late James Roland Avery and Marguerite Haubold Ragsdale, he graduated from Marston High School in 1953. He attended Arkansas State University and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
June Stubbs (03/19/08)
FENTON - June Stubbs, 76, died at 12:40 a.m. March 17, 2008, at Cori Manor in Fenton. Born May 5, 1931, in Chaffee, to the late Burett and Ruby Kindred Schultz, she was a retired school teacher and had taught at Chaffee and Delta School districts. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Julia Minton (03/19/08)
DEXTER -- Julia Minton died March 18, 2008, at her home near Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marie King (03/18/08)
MORLEY - Pallbearers for services to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Marie King, 88, who died on March 17, 2008, will be: Johnny King, Gene King, LeRoy King, Robert King, Bob Abernathy and C.D. Alcorn.
Bobby Ward (03/18/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Bobby Wayne Ward, 74, died March 15, 2008, at Grenada, Miss. Born Aug. 16, 1933, at Hughes, Ark., to the late Carey and Ira Worrell Ward, he was a resident of Arnold but also kept a home in rural Bloomfield. He retired from General Motors Company in St. Louis after 30 years of employment. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War, a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge #153 A.F.&A.M., and a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis...
Connie Watson (03/18/08)
DEXTER - Connie Cheryl Watson, daughter of George and Joy Watson, of Dexter, was born on Sept. 25, 1946, in Malden, and departed this life on March 16, 2008 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 61. Connie was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ. She enjoyed attending the ARC Day Activity Center for many years. During her 61 years of life, she was loved and endeared by everyone that knew her...
Roy L. Bollinger (03/18/08)
BLODGETT -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton for Roy L. Bollinger, 82, who died on March 14, 2008, were his grandsons, J.R. Bollinger, Neil Francis, Timothy Francis, Jonathan Francis, Patrick Ulmer and Rick Dirnberger...
Carl Asa (03/18/08)
CHARLESTON - Carl Asa, 78, died at 8:45 p.m. March 18, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
June Stubbs (03/18/08)
CHAFFEE -- June Stubbs, 76, died March 17, 2008, at Cori Manor in Fenton. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Sharon Hanks (03/18/08)
ORAN -- Sharon Sue Hanks, 60, died March 16, 2008, at her home. Born Dec. 27, 1947, at St. Louis, to the late William Ray and Nelda Maxine Shaffer Hanks, she retired from Cordova Rehab in Cordova, Tenn., where she worked as a registered nurse. Survivors include: one son, Rodney Davis of Oran; one daughter, Nancy Trentham of Cordova; two brothers, Darrel Hanks of Oran and James "Jimmy" Hanks of Cape Girardeau; four sisters, Sara Guzman, Duranda Cochran and Marsha Ward of Oran and Elizabeth Whaley of Marion, Ark.; and five grandchildren.. ...
Betty Brown (03/18/08)
DEXTER - Betty June Brown, 76, died March 17, 2008, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 29, 1931, at Bernie, to the late Thomas and Nola Craft Akins, she was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter. She was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company and retired from Purolator Filter Company...
Gordon Mattison (03/17/08)
DEXTER -- Granvell Gordon Mattison Jr., 54, died March 15, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 25, 1953, at Sikeston, to Margaret Weldon Mattison of Dexter and the late Granvell Gordon Mattison Sr., he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a former computer technician with U.S. Bank...
Marie King (03/17/08)
MORLEY -- Marie Hicks King, 88, died at 12:50 a.m. March 17, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 17, 1919, in Sikeston, to the late Luther and Lucy E. Matthews Hicks, she was a 1937 Sikeston High School graduate. She had worked for over 24 years as a pharmacy technician and clerk for Heisserer's Drug Store in Sikeston and had attended the Morley Baptist Church...
Roy L. Bollinger (03/17/08)
BLODGETT -- Roy L. Bollinger, 82, died at 12:08 p.m. March 14, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 21, 1925, at Scopus, to the late Bernie and Elsie Crader Bollinger, he was a farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during Word War II...
James Stanfield (03/17/08)
BERNIE - James Henry Stanfield, 78, died March 14, 2008, at his home. Born Feb. 23, 1930, in Bernie, son of the late James Henry and Inez Pyle Stanfield, he was owner and operator of Stanfields Zephyr in Bernie until his retirement, and a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War...
Juanita Dillon (03/17/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at the Rauch-Spence Memorial Methodist Church in Morehouse for Juanita Dillon, 98, who died March 13, 2008, were: Allan Schoen, Harold McIntyre, Steve McIntyre, Chuck McIntyre, Harold Painter and Jim Yount...
Steven Felty (03/17/08)
CHAFFEE - Steven Wade Felty, 57, passed away March 15, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 15, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Wade Odell and Mary Alice Glency Felty. Steve was the supervisor of the Chaffee Sanitation Department, working there for the past 23 years. Prior to working for the city, he was a self-employed mechanic...
Kevin Shelly (03/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Kevin DeWayne Shelly, 48, died at 2 p.m. March 19, 2008, near Matthews. Born Sept. 15, 1959, he was the son of Rosalie Goca and the late Bill Heath. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one son, Troy Shelly of Portageville; one daughter, Audrey Shelly of Portageville; and one sister, Jill Tucker of Charleston...
Bill Grogan (03/21/08)
SIKESTON - Bill Grogan, 69, formerly of Dorena, died at 12:12 a.m. March 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Jon Hammock (03/21/08)
NEW MADRID -- Jon Evan Hammock, 44, died March 20, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 12, 1963, in Sikeston, to Jane Hammock of Matthews and the late Don E. Hammock Jr., he was formerly New Madrid city police officer No. 149 and currently was a New Madrid County Sheriff's Department officer No. 367...
Cordie Dixon (03/21/08)
OSCEOLA, Ark. -- Cordie Mae Dixon, 61, died March 19, 2008, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Daughter of the late Lindsay and Eva Mae Grimes, she was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Osceola, a WMA Sunday school teacher and the assistant treasurer of the church. She was also involved in the Outreach Ministry...
Guy Widner (03/21/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Guy Leroy Widner, 85, died March 19, 2008, at the Golden Age Center in New Madrid. Born Nov. 30, 1922, at Dell, Ark., to the late John William and Kitty Avitts Widner, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Portageville. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps...
Maubline Stotts (03/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at the Ponder Funeral Home for Francine Maubline Stotts, 77, who died on March 20, 2008, were: Butch Glass, Arnold Joe Myrick, Ron Newton, Doug Scott, C.G. Scott and Chance Stotts.
Sue Evans (03/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Sue Evans, 84, died March 21, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday.
Roy Bollinger (03/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Roy L. Bollinger, 82, died March 14, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
James Stanfield (03/15/08)
BERNIE -- James Stanfield, 78, died March 14, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Carliss Goodin (03/15/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Carliss DeLisa Goodin, 42, formerly of Charleston, died March 10, 2008, at the DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 16, 1965, in Charleston, to Fred Scott of Tampa and L. Augusta Goodin of Charleston, she was a 1984 graduate of Charleston Public Schools and was employed at Jefferson Barracks Hospital until her health failed...
Benton Bowman (03/28/08)
DEXTER - Benton Bowman, 86, died March 27, 2008, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Stephen Williams (03/28/08)
MALDEN -- Stephen Lynn Willliams, 41, died March 24, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1966, in Lilbourn, to Scotty Williams and Carol Day Williams of Portageville. On Dec. 29, 1986, in Malden, he married Syble Maylene Norwood, who survives of the home...
Earl Killion (03/28/08)
MALDEN - Earl Killion, 93, died March 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 30, 1914, in Senath, to the late Doc and Mertie Long Killion, he was a farmer and member of Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden. On Sept. 30, 1939, in Kennett, he married Elva Shelton who preceded him in death on Sept. 16, 1980. On July 12, 1991, at Bloomfield, he married Earline Smith and she preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 2002...
Shamela Williams (03/28/08)
ALLENVILLE -- Shamela Renee Williams, 31, died at 5:55 a.m. March 27, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1976, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Brenda Sue Pirtle Cannon of Bloomfield and the late Tom H. Gross Jr., she was employed by the Chaffee Nursing Center as a certified nursing assistant and was of the Baptist belief...
Richard James (03/28/08)
SIKESTON -- William Richard James, 88, died March 23, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1919, in Pond, Ark., to the late Richard and Elizabeth Jones James, he had served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was employed by Sikeston Public Schools as head of the transportation department until his retirement. ...
Muriel Lambert (03/10/08)
SIKESTON - Muriel Lambert, 89, died March 9, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 4, 1918, in Iola, Kan., to the late Earl and Pearl Peterson, she was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ for 70 years and a rural route carrier for the Daily Standard...
Jimmy Hunsperger (03/10/08)
CHARLESTON -- James R. "Jimmy" Hunsperger, 40, died at 12:05 p.m. March 8, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 26, 1967, in St. Louis, to the late Curtis Lincoln and Mabel Germaine Givens Hunsperger, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he had been employed with Brown Shoe Company in Charleston until its closing. He had also worked as a mechanic...
John Sargent (03/10/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dr. John Sargent, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 8, 2008, at his daughter's home in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
William McCormick (03/10/08)
HAYTI -- William Dalton McCormick, 91, died March 8, 2008, at his home. Born Feb. 7, 1917, at Decatur, Tenn., he was the son of the late Olean Roberts and Melton McCormick. In 1941, at Caruthersville, he married Georgia Rogers who survives of the home...
Reta Martin (03/10/08)
VANDUSER -- Reta M. Martin, 79, died March 9, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Motell Smith (03/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Motell B. Smith, 89, died March 8, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 31, 1919, in New Madrid County, to the late Spurlin and Birdie Duke Beck Sr., she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. On May 13, 1941, she married Roland Smith who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1992...
Vernetta Scherer (03/10/08)
KELSO - Vernetta Julia Scherer, 96, died at 10:25 a.m. March 9, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 5, 1911, in Kelso, to the late Louis and Catherine Heisserer Burger, she was a homemaker and a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality in Kelso...
Garry Chism (03/10/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Garry Lynn Chism, 55, formerly of Sikeston, died at 7:54 a.m. March 4, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 23, 1953, in Sikeston, to the late O.C. and Norma Goldie King Chism, he was a truck driver with CRST...
Flossie Beaird (03/04/08)
PARMA - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Flossie Beaird, 88, who died on Feb. 29, 2008, were: Johnny Chalk, Bob Chalk, Ron Culp, Jerry Garland, Keith Garland and Jim Garland.
Junior Baldwin (03/04/08)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Arzie "Junior" Baldwin Jr., 76, who died on Feb. 28, 2008, were: Sam Bruschi, Bill Baldwin Jr., Tony Burdin, Jeff Baldwin, Jeff Shelton, David Swinger, T.J. Baldwin, Chris Baldwin and Rickie Baldwin...
Johnny Grubbs (03/04/08)
DEXTER -- Johnny Gilbert Earl Grubbs, 87, died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home. Born July 26, 1920, in Essex, to the late Callie and Pearl Ellis Grubbs, he attended Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church. A former carpet layer for 23 years with Morgan Furniture in Dexter, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II...
Eloise Hart (03/04/08)
DEXTER - Eloise Hart died March 3, 2008, at her home in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Vickie Short (03/04/08)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Vickie Short, 47, who died on Feb. 29, 2008, were: Ricky House Jr., Ross Wolters, Donald Inman, Ronnie Brown, Tim Short and Kenny House.
Thelma Cook (03/04/08)
ORAN - Thelma Cook, 83, died at 1:20 p.m. March 3, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 29, 1924, at Gideon, to the late Frank Lee and Ethel Jordan Vaughn, she was a homemaker and member of Hooe Baptist Church in Oran. On Dec. 31, 1948, she married Delmar Cleave Cook, who survives...
James Carney (03/04/08)
DEXTER - James D. Carney, 69, died March 2, 2008, at the Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Born Nov. 26, 1938, at Dexter, to the late James H. and Alice Rebecca Aarant Carney, he had worked as a meat packer and had been a manager of the Astro Bowl in Dexter. A former building inspector for the City of Dexter, he was of the Baptist belief...
Roger Reinbott (03/04/08)
DEXTER - Roger R. Reinbott, 82, died March 3, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 17, 1925, at Moore Haven, Fla., to the late Charles and Clara Bell Chaney Reinbott, he had been employed with the Army Corp of Engineers where he had worked on a dredge boat. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a U.S. Army veteran...
Virginia McConnell (03/04/08)
CHAFFEE - Virginia Jordan McConnell, 77, died at 10:10 a.m. March 3, 2008, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born March 5, 1930, at Trumann, Ark., to the late Alvin Eric and Opal Garnet Kitterman Jordan, she was a secretary at Chaffee Grade School for many years. She had worked for Chaffee Head Start for many years before retiring and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Rick Calbert (03/04/08)
BERNIE -- Rick Calbert, 55, formerly of Malden, died March 1, 2008, at his home. Born May 1, 1952, in Crenshaw, Miss., to Edith Imogene Frazier Calbert of Sikeston and the late Jack Calbert, he had been employed with Federal Mogul in Malden. He was a member of the National Guard and the Church of the Latter Day Saints...
Earl Phelps (03/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Earl Phelps, 75, died March 10, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Melva Martin (03/11/08)
VANDUSER -- Reta Mavanee "Melva" Martin, 79, died March 9, 2008, at her home. Born July 22, 1928, in Nauvoo, Ala., to the late Rufus Eligiah and Georgia Peeak Sutherland, she was a member of the Vanduser Church of God, where she served as secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years...
Johnny Horn (03/11/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Johnny F. Horn, 71, died March 9, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 21, 1936, in Stanberry, to the late Jesse Horn and Alie Eagan Horn, he was a farmer for many years. On Feb. 7, 1963, in Essex, he married Iva Dowdy who survives of the home...
Mary Klipfel (03/11/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Elizabeth Eftink Klipfel, 92, died March 10, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 24, 1915, at Portageville, to the late John Eftink and Elizabeth Elfrink Eftink, she was a member of the St. Eustachius Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality...
Opal Kelley (03/11/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Opal Kelley, 84, who died on March 5, 2008, were: Gary Kelley, Clay Kelley, Chris Holt, Jay Holt, Ronnie James and Don Holt.
Arnold Simpson (03/11/08)
LILBOURN -- Arnold Simpson, 86, died March 10, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Regina Lomax (03/10/08)
BELL CITY -- Regina Dawn Lomax, 49, died March 7, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 10, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, to Glenda Learue Derickson Fout of Sikeston and the late Dickie Derickson, she was a 1976 graduate of Lilbourn High School. A homemaker, she was of the Baptist belief...
Norma Chism (03/10/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Norma G. Chism, 80, formerly of Benton and Sikeston, died at 12:17 p.m. March 8, 2008, at The Lutheran Home. Born July 10, 1927, in Bell City, to the late William and Ella Menta Trentham King, she was a shoe skiver for International Shoe Company in Sikeston and Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee. She was of the Church of Christ belief...
Lorell Murphy (03/10/08)
DEXTER -- Stacy Lorell Murphy, 92, died March 8, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 23, 1915, at Elbridge, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late E.H. and Bessie Huey Crabtree. She and her husband lived and farmed near Bernie for many years before moving in 1981 to Dexter where she attended the Southwest Church of the Nazarene...
Dorothy Springs (03/10/08)
SIKESTON - Dorothy Springs, 83, died March 10, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Motell Smith (03/12/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Motell B. Smith, 89, who died on March 8, 2008, were: Woody Smith, John Smith, Daniel Gray, Joshua Gray, Brian Frazier and Davy Carter.
David Pyles (03/07/08)
DEXTER - David Pyles died March 6, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Griffin (03/07/08)
SIKESTON - John T. Griffin, 81, died March 7, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 7, 1926, in Matthews, to the late John T. and Esther Dickson Griffin Sr., he worked for O & A Auto Parts and was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ and the American Legion in Jefferson City. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II...
Charles E. Dunn (03/07/08)
LILBOURN - Charles Ellis Dunn, 65, died March 4, 2008, at his home. Born April 1, 1942, in Catron, he was the son of Ethel Elder Dunn, who survives of New Madrid, and the late Christopher Ellis Dunn. Surviving in addition to his mother are: one brother, Richard Dunn of Benton, Ark.; three sisters, Frances Leonard of Lilbourn, Rose Don Powell of Barlow, Ky., and Peggy DeBord of Commerce; and several nieces and nephews...
Alma Blackman (03/07/08)
DEXTER - Alma Blackman, 81, died March 6, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Ellenora Giddens (03/07/08)
LILBOURN - Ellenora Summers Giddens, 89, died March 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 17, 1918, to the late Waller Nesbit and Ora Engram Summers, she was a retired elementary teacher, having taught in numerous schools, including the Dawson and St. Mary's one-room school houses. She retired from New Madrid County R-1 School District in 1979, after teaching for 30 years...
Lloyd Boren (03/07/08)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Thomas Lloyd Boren Jr., 86, died Feb. 29, 2008. Born May 30, 1921, in Houston, son of the late Thomas and Verda Boren Sr., he served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a 1st Lt. bombardier in the 43rd Bomb Group. He earned the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, two Purple Hearts, three Air Medals, five Campaign Medals and three group Presidential Citations...
Mark Antrobus (03/07/08)
CRESTWOOD - Mark C. Antrobus, 47, died March 4, 2008, at his home. Born May 28, 1960, in St. Louis, to Richard O. and Marilyn J. Schmalz Antrobus, he was a registered nurse and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was married to Denise Garrett, who survives of the home...
Joe Hill Sr. (03/07/08)
VANDUSER - Sherman Joe Hill Sr., 78, died March 6, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 24, 1930, in St. Louis, to the late Horace S. and Hazel Belle Hatfield Hill, he was a farmer and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He went to St. Denis Elementary School in Benton, was a 1947 graduate of Morley High School and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston...
Raymond Atherton (03/07/08)
DEXTER - Raymond Pete Atherton died March 6, 2008, at the Central Gardens Residential Care Facility in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Maxine Eddy (03/27/08)
LAFORGE - Maxine Eddy, 82, died March 25, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 26, 1925, at Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Edwin and Lydia Melson Hartlein, she was a member of the Church of Christ in New Madrid...
Soloman Johnson (03/27/08)
WASHINGTON -- Soloman D. Johnson, 87, died at 5:05 p.m. March 22, 2008, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington. Born Aug. 5, 1920, at Ash Hill, to the late Solomon W. and Lydia Russ Johnson, he was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Washington, American Legion Post 218 and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving during World War II...
Sue Rinehart (03/27/08)
CHAFFEE -- Sue Ann Rinehart, 63, died March 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 10, 1944, in Sikeston, to the late Fred and Margery White Jobe, she was a retired nurse from Crestview Retirement Home in Bryan, Texas, and a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Alberta Armes (03/27/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Alberta Armes, 75, died March 26, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 15, 1932, at Bell City, to the late George and Maudie Mayberry Burkhart, she was formerly from Fredericktown where she was a licensed practical nurse and ran a small residential care center. She had lived the past 10 years in Bloomfield where she was a member of the Bloomfield Church of Christ...
Lucille Carnahan (03/27/08)
BONNOTS MILLS -- Lucille Carnahan, 79, died March 24, 2008, at her home. Born April 14, 1928, in Caruthersville, she was the daughter of the late Harlen and Elizabeth Betcher Bennett. On June 5, 1953, at Caruthersville, she married Aaron Glen Carnahan who preceded her in death in June 2006...
Lela Kegley (03/27/08)
CAMPBELL - Lela Ovey Shelton Kegley, 95, died March 26, 2008, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. Born March 25, 1913, at Clarkton, to the late William R. and Willard Ovey Bailey Shelto, she had been a supervisor of Campbell School cafeteria and was a member of the Campbell General Baptist Church...
Maubline Stotts (03/27/08)
SIKESTON - Frankie Maubline Stotts, 77, died March 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 7, 1930, in Double Springs, Ala., daughter of the late W.M. and Anna (Hicks) McDonald, she was a member of Tanner Street Church of God and had been a volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Tristen Beedle (03/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Tristen Beedle, 5-month-old son of Stephan and Kimberly Beedle, died March 2, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
D.L. Cook (03/03/08)
MARSTON -- D.L. Cook, 65, died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home. Born July 13, 1942, at Marston, to the late Henry C. and Martha Meinz Cook, he was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran. On Nov. 23, 1962, at Marston, he married Pauline Kirk who survives of the home...
Dean Buttery (03/03/08)
LABADIE -- Geraldine "Dean" Buttery, 78, died at 5:47 p.m. March 1, 2008, at her home. Born Jan. 17, 1930, at Matthews, to the late Roy and Pearl Cox Woods, she lived most of her life in St. Louis and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Overland Park...
Mary Morris (03/03/08)
DEXTER - Mary Lois Morris, 70, died March 1, 2008, at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter. Born May 21, 1937, in Stoddard County, to the late John and Elizabeth Wyman Payne, she grew up in St. Louis and moved to Dexter 14 years ago. She worked as an inspector for U.S. Poly, was a member of the Dexter Eagles Lodge and was of the Baptist belief...
Vickie Short (03/03/08)
DEXTER -- Vickie Short, 47, died Feb. 29, 2008, at her sister's home in Dexter. Born Dec. 11, 1960, in London, Ky., to the late Alvin and Mary Inman Wells, she had lived in Dexter for the past five years. Survivors include: one son, Donald Alvin Inman of Pittsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Deanna Torres of Tijuana, Mexico; two sisters, Kathy House and Sandy Brown of Dexter; and two grandchildren...
Cleo Cleary (03/03/08)
CHAFFEE -- Cleo Alberta Cleary, 89, died at 6:45 a.m. March 1, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 4, 1918, at Caruthersville, to the late Joe and Eunice Shrum Green, she was a retired secretary from Calvary Baptist church of St. Louis where she was also a member...
Rita Ressel (03/06/08)
ORAN -- Rita Marie Ressel, 70, died at 2:06 a.m. March 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 20, 1937, in Oran, to the late Roman John and Marie Elizabeth Duenne Ressel, she had worked in St. Louis as a housekeeper at Cardinal-...
Ellenora Giddens (03/06/08)
LILBOURN - Ellenora Giddens, 89, died March 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Gwendolyn Steward (03/06/08)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. - Gwendolyn Gray Steward, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died March 5, 2008, in Dyersburg. She was married 65 years to Harold A. Steward, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., and who survives of Dyersburg. Following services Saturday in Dyersburg, burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid...
Pearl Grimes (03/06/08)
MALDEN -- Pearl Pauline Grimes, 91, died March 3, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Nov. 30, 1916, in Chattanooga, Okla., to the late Oliver Knox and Bessie Irene Thomas Posey, she was a member of the Stokelan Drive Christian Church in Malden...
Ivalene Wright (03/06/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Ivalene Lucille Wright, 73, died March 1, 2008, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 2, 1934, in Brilliant, Ala., daughter of the late George Albert and Molly Bertha Thompson Collier, she had lived most of her life in Malden and Dexter but lived in Scott City for the past several years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter...
Opal Kelley (03/06/08)
SIKESTON - Opal Lorene Kelley, 84, died March 5, 2008, at her home. Born Nov. 15, 1923, in Dale, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Ira Eldon and Jewell Priscilla Jones McMillan. On Aug. 23, 1941, at Grayridge, she married T.M. "Bud" Kelley, who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1998...
Maxine Eddy (03/26/08)
LAFORGE - Maxine Eddy, 82, died March 25, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Richards Funeral Home Inc. in New Madrid is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Janice Wagoner (03/26/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Janice Angelyne Wagoner, 55, died March 25, 2008, at her mother's home in Scott City. Born Feb. 9, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, to Verna Mae Sanford of Scott City and the late John J. Kelly, she was a homemaker. On Oct. 2, 2004, at Scott City, she married John Aaron Wagoner, who survives of the home...
Richard James (03/26/08)
SIKESTON -- William Richard James, 88, died March 23, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1919, in Pond, Ark., to the late Richard and Elizabeth Jones James, he had served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was employed by Sikeston Public Schools as head of the transportation department until his retirement. ...
Allen Lane (03/26/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Allen Lynn Lane, 57, died March 24, 2008, at the J-Y community north of Portageville. Born April 3, 1950, at Gideon, to the late Herbert and Eva Marie Lewis Lane, he had worked as a truck driver for many years. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Lana Marie and Eddie Gordon of Poplar Bluff; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary "Cookie" and Russell Hoggard of Portageville and Lana Elizabeth Lane of Green Valley, Ariz.; and four grandchildren...
Mark Antrobus (03/12/08)
CRESTWOOD -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Our Lady of Providence Church for Mark C. Antrobus, 47, who died March 4, 2008, were: Jeff Wosman, Tim Antrobus, Kevin Antrobus, Kyle McGrath, Paul Moses, Lance Garrett, Chris Antrobus and Shane Garrett...
Longtime local physician dies (03/12/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dr. John Pack Sargent, 86, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 8, 2008, in Memphis. He was born July 3, 1921, in Kamas, Summit County, Utah, son of the late Lorenzo and Mercy Amelia (Pack) Sargent. He was a family practice physician and surgeon for many years before retiring and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in several church callings, served missions in Mexico City and was responsible for the welfare of the missionaries...
Frog Gillespie (03/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- Larry "Frog" Gillespie, 59, died March 10, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 30, 1948, in Henson, to the late Theodore and Sarah Smith Gillespie, he was employed by Ed Marshall, Jeff and Clay Shelby and Burke Brothers and Glitz before his retirement...
Rhoda Kabak (03/12/08)
CREVE COEUR - Rhoda Bernstein Kabak died March 9, 2008. She was a 1957 graduate of Sikeston High School. She was married to Vic Kabak, who survives. Other survivors include: one daughter, Mary Ellen Krasner; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joel and Kristi Kabak and Marc and Sandra Kabak; and five grandchildren...
Earl Phelps (03/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Earl Phelps, 75, died March 10, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 26, 1932, in Butler County, Ky., to the late Simon Peter and Jessie Mae Tarrance Phelps, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving during the Korean War. He attended Northern Illinois University and worked as a tool and die maker. He then worked 10 years with Wal-Mart, the past four years as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Dexter...
Arnold Simpson (03/12/08)
LILBOURN - Arnold Simpson, 86, passed away March 10, 2008, at his home. Born April 14, 1921, in Lilbourn, to the late Welton Simpson and Ida Arnold Simpson, he was a World War II veteran. For several years he owned and operated Simpson Refrigerator Heating and Air Conditioning. He was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church in Lilbourn...
Doris Hill (03/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Doris Jean Hill, 52, died March 9, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 24, 1956, in Chicago, daughter of the late Clint and Idell Dickenson Hill, she was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston where she served as an usher...
Clara Garrison (03/24/08)
SIKESTON - Clara Leola (Sutherland) Garrison, 91, died March 21, 2008, at her home in Sikeston. She was born Oct. 23, 1916, in, Hayleville, Ala., daughter of the late Rufus and Georgia (Peek) Sutherland, and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church...
Carl Hess (03/24/08)
HOUSE SPRINGS -- Carl Dean Hess, 45, died at 11 p.m. Feb. 23, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 7, 1962, at Cape Girardeau, to the late Frank Louis and Martha Marie Peters Hess, he was a carpenter and a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg...
Dorothy Thompson (03/24/08)
ALLENVILLE -- Dorothy Lee Thompson, 87, died at 5:50 p.m. March 21, 2008, at her home. Born Dec. 28, 1920, at Gravelhill, to the late John and Eula Proffer Davenport, she was a homemaker and a member of Allenville Missionary Baptist Church. On June 28, 1941, she married Harry Alexander Thompson who preceded her in death on April 8, 1973...
Albert Duggar (03/24/08)
CHAFFEE - Albert Earl Duggar, 99, formerly of Advance, died March 22, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 26, 1908, in Stoddard County, to the late Thomas Franklin and Mertie Bell Rhodes Duggar, he owned and operated Duggar's Grocery Store in Chaffee and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Virginia Miller (03/24/08)
DE SOTO -- Virginia Louise Miller, 80, died March 21, 2008, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 16, 1928, in Irondale, to the late Otis and Anna Boyer Gillam, she was a homemaker. She was married to Mathue Miller, who survives of the home in De Soto...
John Addis (03/24/08)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- John Thomas Addis, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 4:01 a.m. March 22, 2008, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born Feb. 7, 1926, at Southard, Okla., to the late Elmer Stanton and Jennie Harris Addis, he served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years on active duty from March 13, 1943, until Aug. ...
Eloise Hart (03/05/08)
DEXTER -- Anita Eloise Hart, 77, died March 3, 2008, at her home. Born May 20, 1930, in Parma, daughter of the late Lawrence Albie and Lillian Irene Lewis Myrick, she had lived in Parma and Dexter most of her life. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Dexter and an Avon representative for over 43 years...
Tristin Beedle (03/05/08)
SIKESTON -- Tristin "Little Man" Beedle, 5 months old, died March 2, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Sept. 6, 2007, in Sikeston, son of Stephen and Kimberly Poole Beedle, who survive of the home. He was a happy, dimple-faced kind soul who always had a smile for everyone...
Juanita Dillon (03/14/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Juanita Dillon, 98, died March 13, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1909, in Morehouse, to the late Charles and Minnie Hall, she had lived all her life in Morehouse and was a longtime member of the Rauch-Spence Memorial Methodist Church...
Martha Wallace (03/14/08)
KENNETT - Martha Locke Wallace, 79, died March 13, 2008, at St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Dec. 17, 1928, in Columbus, Miss., to the late Oscar Brothers and Mattie Ashford Locke, she spent over 30 years working as a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor for the state of Missouri and touched the lives of many people through her association with Alcoholics Anonymous. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church in Kennett...
Dorothy Springs (03/13/08)
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Dorothy Mae Springs, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 10, 2008, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa. She was born June 26, 1924, in Sikeston, to the late Posey F. and Effie Dabbs Clay. She retired from International Shoe Company and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sikeston...
Muriel Lambert (03/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Muriel Lambert, 89, who died March 9, 2008, were: Terry Lambert, Mike Lambert, Robbie Lambert, David Lambert Jr., Tony Boardman and Kevin Kirkpatrick.
Coy Fitzgerald (03/13/08)
WYATT -- Coy Douglas Fitzgerald, 56, died March 12, 2008, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 10, 1951, at Cairo, Ill., to the late Orin Douglas "Buddy" Fitzgerald and Mary Louise Lomax Fitzgerald Vaughn, he had lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wyatt. ...
Gene Summers (03/01/08)
CANALOU -- Hilda Imogene "Gene" Summers, 90, died at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 28, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born April 17, 1907, at Greenville, Ky., to the late Elmer and Winnie Ann Vick Carver, she was a 40-year member of the Canalou Baptist Church and also served for 40 years as the church treasurer and Sunday school teacher. She later became a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Arzie Baldwin Jr. (03/01/08)
ESSEX -- Arzie "Junior" Baldwin Jr., 76, died Feb. 28, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 13, 1931, at Charter Oak, to the late Arzie and Bertie Lou Barnett Baldwin, he lived most of his life in the Essex area. He took care of the Essex Cemetery and retired after 20 years of service as an Essex police officer. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War...
D.L. Cook (03/01/08)
MARSTON -- D.L. Cook, 75, died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Johnny Grubbs (03/01/08)
DEXTER -- Johnny Grubbs, 87, died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jimmy Perkins Sr. (03/01/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jimmy Lewis Perkins Sr., 65, died Feb. 27, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 26, 1942, at New Madrid, to the late Willie Earl and Helen Louise Metheny Perkins, he was a truck driver and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960-1964...
Michael Howard (03/01/08)
DEXTER -- Michael David Howard, 57, died Feb. 24, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 23, 1950, at St. Louis, to the late Roy Lee and Imogene Stephens Howard, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. On Feb. 14, 1998, at Dexter, he married Sharon Diamond who preceded him in death on March 7, 2007...
Pamela Ross (03/01/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Pamela Kerease Ross, 28, died Feb. 29, 2008, at her home in Hayward. Born Nov. 9, 1979, in Hayti, to Donald R. and Heddy Thompson Cook of Portageville, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Portageville. She married James Ross who survives of the home...
Flossie Beaird (03/01/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Flossie Beaird, 88, died Feb. 29, 2008, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born July 7, 1919, in Malden, to the late Jerry and Vevia Pearl Skelton Garland, she had lived most of her life in Parma before she moved to Portageville. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Parma...
Verna Pattillo (03/22/08)
ASH FLAT, Ark. - Verna Lee Pattillo, 84, died March 19, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born March 29, 1923, at Gideon, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Oscar Bert and Honor Isabelle Russell Shaw. In 1937, she married Johnny D. Little, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2002 . She later married Cleo Pattillo on April 10, 1965, at Gideon, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2001...
Peggy Lee (03/22/08)
CHAFFEE -- Peggy Joyce Lee, 67, died March 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1940, at Chaffee, daughter of Raymond "Jack" and Mildred Burns Lee. Peggy was a machine operator for 42 years at Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee and Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the Chaffee Alumni Association...
Bill Grogan (03/22/08)
SIKESTON - Bill Grogan, 69, formerly of Dorena, died at 12:12 a.m. March 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 11, 1939, in Dorena, to the late John and Bernice Todd Grogan, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a retired farmer. He moved to Utah for a few years and lived in Sikeston for the past seven years. He was of the Church of Christ belief and a veteran of the National Guard...
Glenna Vogel (03/22/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Glenna Fay Vogel, 99, died March 21, 2008, at St. Elizabeths Place in Jonesboro, Ark. Born March 6, 1909, in Chaffee, she was the daughter of the late Agnes Baumer Kay and John Kay. On Sept. 2, 1930, she married George Joseph Vogel, and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1987...
Johnnie Mae Porter (03/22/08)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Johnnie Mae Porter, 75, died March 20, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 30, 1932, in West Helena, Ark., to the late Freddie and Beatrice Warren, she had worked at Sikeston Health Care and was a retired certified nurses aide and certified medical technician...
Margaret Noe (03/22/08)
SIKESTON - Margaret Louise Noe, 79, died March 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 11, 1928, in Cooter, daughter of the late Paul Burwell and Illa Irene Bixler Crouthers, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a counselor, art teacher and psychological examiner with the New Madrid County School District for 34 years before retiring...
John Addis (03/22/08)
PADUCAH, Ky. - John Addis, 82, at 4:01 a.m. March 22, 2008, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Clara Garrison (03/22/08)
SIKESTON - Clara Garrison, 91, died March 21, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Tom Robinson (03/22/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Melvin Thomas "Tom" Robinson, 57, died March 21, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1950, in Poplar Bluff, to the late E.T. "Bill" and Beulah Robinson, he worked in home construction and was a member of the Portageville First Baptist Church...
Sue Evans (03/22/08)
SIKESTON - Annie Sue Evans, 84, died March 21, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 21, 1923, in Friendship, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Margaret Buchanan Greene. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in 1979 after 27 years of service. A homemaker, she was a member of Telephone Pioneers and a lifetime member of the Communication Workers of America...
Alma Blackman (03/09/08)
DEXTER - Alma Blackman, 81, died March 6, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 5, 1926, in rural Campbell, daughter of the late Ezra and Maple Edwards Blackman, she had been a school teacher in the Bethany School of rural Campbell, a treasurer for the Bernie Public Schools and retired from the Bernie Bank after 43 years. She was a member of the MSH Hospital Auxiliary and the Bethany General Baptist Church, where she served for more than 50 years as treasurer...
Joe Hill Sr. (03/09/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston, for Sherman Joe Hill Sr., 78, who died on March 6, 2008, will be: Jeff Harms, Dick Griffin, Tyler Griffin, Fred McGruder, Ed Alvey and Billy Gilliland Jr...
Ellenora Giddens (03/09/08)
LILBOURN - Ellenora Summers Giddens, 89, died March 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 17, 1918, to the late Waller Nesbit and Ora Engram Summers, she was a retired elementary teacher, having taught in numerous schools, including the Dawson and St. Mary's one-room school houses. She retired from New Madrid County R-1 School District in 1979, after teaching for 30 years...
George Rayburn Sr. (03/09/08)
SHAWNEE, Kan. - George Marvin Rayburn Sr., 88, died March 6, 2008. Born Jan. 30, 1920, in Sikeston, to the late Walter M. and Alma Rayburn, he attended Sikeston Public Schools, Central College in Fayette, Mo., and earned his bachelor and master's degree in business at Washington University in St. ...
Pete Atherton (03/09/08)
DEXTER - Raymond Charles "Pete" Atherton, son of the late Charles Atherton and Artie Willis Atherton, was born on Jan. 16, 1920, at Bloomfield and departed this life on March 6, 2008, in the Central Gardens Residential Care Center in Dexter at the age of 88...
Tristin Beedle (03/09/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Tristin Beedle, 5 months, who died on March 2, 2008, were: Gary Poole Sr., Mike Beedle, Gary Poole Jr. and William Patrick.
David Pyles (03/09/08)
DEXTER - David Pyles, 63, died March 6, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 6, 1944, at Oran, to the late Chester and Christine Rogers Pyles, he was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church near Dexter. He was 25-year employee of the city of Dexter Water Department and a former employee of Monarch Feed Mills in Dexter, Arvin Automotive and Triangle Wire...
Larry Joe Williams (03/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Larry Joe Williams, 33, died March 5, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 27, 1974, in Dexter, son of Florida Williams of the home and the late Joe Williams, he was a member of the Powerhouse of God Church. He attended Matthews Elementary at Matthews...
Eugene Dufur (03/30/08)
STREATOR, Ill. -- Eugene Thomas Dufur, 66, died March 23, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital. Born Sept. 5, 1941, in Arkansas, to the late James and Nova Roland Dufur, he retied from Caterpillar in Pontiac, was a member of the National Rifle Association and was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving during the Vietnam War...
Martha Atchison (03/30/08)
CHARLESTON -- Martha Jean Atchison, 65, died March 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 14, 1943, in Tupelo, Miss., to the late James A. and Julia James Harris, she had lived in Missouri for over 50 years. She was a certified nurses assistant and had worked for over 18 years at Charleston Manor. She was a member of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wyatt where she was a member of the senior choir...
Benton Bowman (03/30/08)
DEXTER -- Benton Garfield Bowman, 86, died March 28, 2008, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born April 10, 1921, to the late Acy Bowman and Irene Sneed Bowman, he was a former resident of Malden and Bernie before moving to Dexter in 1963. ...
Billy Dean (03/30/08)
CHARLESTON - Billy Douglas Dean, 77, died at 6:25 a.m. March 29, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Cotton Ferrenburg (03/25/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Francis "Cotton" Ferrenburg, 96, died at 10:45 p.m. March 24, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1911, in Ferrenburg, to the late Eugene and Hattie Ross Ferrenburg, he lived in Detroit for 31 years before retiring to Florida for several years. He moved back to East Prairie in 1994...
Cricket McDaniel (03/25/08)
DELTA -- Thelma "Cricket" McDaniel, 80, died at 12:35 p.m. March 23, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1928, at Randles, to the late Charles Raymond and Rosa Ann Cloninger Simmons, she was a homemaker and a member of Perkins Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post No. 3838 in Cape Girardeau...
ElFreda Cox (03/25/08)
DEXTER - ElFreda "Susie" Cox, 52, died March 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 28, 1956, at Poplar Bluff, to the late Floyd "Peanuts" and Marjorie Fellows Cox Sr., she was a member of Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter. ...
Eugene White (03/25/08)
ST. LOUIS - Eugene "Stuff" White Sr., 63, formerly of Charleston, died March 7, 2008, at Northgate Park Nursing Home in St. Louis. Born May 10, 1944, at Chicago, son of the late Ivan and Leslie Mae Amos White, he was a landscaper and a member of Hyde Park Seven Day Adventist Church in Chicago...
Allen Lane (03/25/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Allen Lynn Lane, 57, died March 24, 2008, at his home. Visitation is at 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
Sue Rinehart (03/25/08)
CHAFFEE -- Sue Ann Rinehart, 63, died March 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 10, 1944, in Sikeston, to the late Fred and Margery White Job, she was a retired nurse from Crestview Retirement Home in Bryan, Texas, and a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Tom Robinson (03/25/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Melvin Thomas "Tom" Robinson, 57, died March 21, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1950, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Melvin Gerald and Ruth Davis Robinson, he worked in home construction and was a member of the Portageville First Baptist Church...
Shirley Ray Cook (03/25/08)
ST. LOUIS - Shirley Ray Cook, formerly of Pemiscot County, died March 23, 2008. He was married to JoAnn Leipert, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: four daughters and two sons-in-law, Sandra Feagans, Bonnie Pallister, Brenda and Don Campbell and Jamie and Dan Heitert; six brothers and sisters, Millard Cook, O.V. Cook, Jake Cook, Delores Bot, Marilyn Faye Montgomery and Pat Riley; and seven grandchildren and five great-...
Jerry Holigan (03/31/08)
PUXICO -- Jerry Dean Holigan, 75, died March 30, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 22, 1933, in Puxico, to the late Harl and Inez Clinton Holigan, he lived most of his life in Puxico where he was a member of the VFW Post 7822. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the United Association BTJ Pipefitters...
William Nicholas (03/31/08)
LAKEMOOR, Ill. -- William James Nicholas, 80, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 28, 2008, at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry. Born July 28, 1927, in Alicia, Ark., to the late William J. And Mary Hilliard Nicholas, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a corporal in the Korean War. Since 1965, he had been a resident of Lakemoor. He was employed as an electrician for NIMCO, retiring in 1989...
Joanie Clark (03/31/08)
DEXTER -- Joanie Elaine Clark, 47, died March 28, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 24, 1961, at St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Mary Lois Payne Morris. She moved from St. Louis to Dexter in 1994 and was of the Baptist belief...
Earleen Lowes (03/31/08)
JACKSON -- Earleen Gail Lowes, 55, died at 6:42 a.m. March 30, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 25, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, to Leonard Herman and Stella Marie Crader Nothdurft of Whitewater, she was the director of health information at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson...
Billy Dean (03/31/08)
CHARLESTON -- Billy Douglas Dean, 77, died at 6:25 a.m. March 29, 2008, at his home in Charleston. Born Oct. 31, 1930, in Clay County, Ark., to the late Robert W. and Sarah Eugenia Golden Dean, he had been the office manager at the Chrysler Space Division. A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a sergeant in the Korean War. In April 2006, he moved from Spring, Texas to Charleston where he was a member of the Southside Baptist Church...
Linda Terry (03/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Linda D. Ryan Terry, 50, died at 5:40 p.m. March 28, 2008, at the Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born July 24, 1957, in Rodchester, N.Y., to the late Joe and Charlene Holifield Ryan, she had been a homemaker and was of the Baptist belief...
Virginia Keaton (03/31/08)
MATTHEWS -- Virginia Keaton, 90, died March 30, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 30, 1917, in Dexter, to the late Harry Lehman and Josie Watts Vernon, she was a teacher at Bertrand and the Matthews Elementary School before retiring...
Violet Cox (03/31/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Violet Geraldine Cox, 65, died March 29, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 12, 1943, at Lilbourn, to the late William Riley and Sara Perryman Cox, she was a former captain and deputy sheriff in the Riverside County, Calif. ...