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Obituaries from July 2008

Royce Fortner (07/31/08)
RISCO -- Royce Fortner, 63, died July 30, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Jerry Johnson (07/31/08)
MALDEN - Jerry H. Johnson, 75, died July 29, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 17, 1933, to the late James Homer "Shorty" Johnson and Lemma Harris Johnson, he was part-owner of Patty Cake Bakery in Malden, a retired church builder and worked at Houchin's Donuts in Sikeston. He was a member of the General Baptist Church in Malden...
Mark Roberts (07/31/08)
EDMOND, Okla. -- Mark David Roberts, 42, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died July 28, 2008, at his home. He was born on May 16, 1966, in Rockford, Ill., to Thelma Williams Roberts Brannum of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and the late Jerrell David Roberts, he was a 1984 graduate of Sikeston High School and served for four years in the the U.S. ...
James Williams (07/30/08)
CHARLESTON -- James Lula "Miss Pete" Williams, 57, died July 26, 2008, at her home in Mississippi County. Born March 3, 1923, in Belmont, to the late Henry and Odessa Lee Clark, she was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church where she served on the usher board...
Dub Turnage (07/30/08)
ORAN -- W.O. "Dub" Turnage, 89, died July 28, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 9, 1919, at Munford, Tenn., son of the late John Henry and LIllian Bertha Adkins Turnage, he was a member of the United States Army, having served in World War II during the Battle of the Bulge and Normandy. He belonged to the Morley VFW Post 5368...
Rose Simpson (07/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Rose Mary Simpson, 60, died July 26, 2008, at her home. Born June 20, 1948, in Diehlstadt, to the late Climmie and Cora Bryant Carter, she was a member of the Opportunity Church of God in Christ in Charleston and had worked as a nurse's aide for Visiting Nurses Association...
Lela Dickerson (07/30/08)
DEXTER -- Lela M. Dickerson, 84, died July 29, 2008, at her home. Born April 3, 1924, at Vinson, to the late Eugene Lane and Ida Mae Cole Lane, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On May 8, 1943, in Dexter, she married Loyd Eugene Dickerson, who died July 13, 2001...
Johnny Berry (07/30/08)
BERNIE -- Johnny Ray Berry, 44, died July 28, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 1, 1963, in Kennett, to Ruby Sutt O'Neal of Bernie and the late Johnny Daune Berry, he had served in the National Guard, had worked at Wal-Mart, and was of the Baptist belief...
Audrey Feezor (07/30/08)
CHARLESTON -- Audrey Elizabeth Farrenburg Feezor, 94, died at 8:45 p.m. July 27, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1913 in the Farrenburg Community of New Madrid County to the late Eugene and Hattie Mary Ross Farrenburg, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a longtime member of the Gravel Ridge Baptist Church until its closing, at which time she transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church in Charleston...
Ruby Kelso (07/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Ruby Lee Kelso, 82, died at 9:11 a.m. July 29, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 18, 1926, in Gideon, daughter of the late Arthur Benjamin and Mamie Francis Hawse Jones, she had worked as a nurse's aide at Sikeston Health Care. She was of the Baptist belief...
Arzie Cato (07/29/08)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Monday at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico for Arzie Cato, 83, who died July 24, 2008, were: Steve Cato, Sam Cato, Josh Sturgeon, Anna Wilson, Tonia Murphy and Michael Murphy.
Danny Presson (07/29/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Danny Wayne Presson, 65, died at 8:40 a.m. July 28, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 29, 1942, in St. Louis, to Marjorie Horton Presson of East Prairie and the late Lowell Wayne Presson, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was employed by Burkhart Manufacturing in Cairo and later by the Community Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston until ill health forced him to retire on Oct. 26, 2007. He was a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church in East Prairie...
W.O. Turnage (07/29/08)
ORAN - W.O. Turnage, 89, died July 28, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Tim Jaynes (07/29/08)
Lela Dickerson (07/29/08)
DEXTER -- Lela Dickerson, 84, died July 29, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Berry (07/29/08)
BERNIE -- John Berry, 44, died July 28, 2008, at the the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Dylin Jones (07/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Dylin Edward Jones, infant son of Brittany Dawn Jones of Sikeston, died July 26, 2008 at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Survivors in addition to his mother include: maternal grandparents, Ronald Jones of Poplar Bluff and Rachel Turner and Albert Swinney of Sikeston; and several aunts, uncles and cousins...
Audrey Feezor (07/29/08)
CHARLESTON -- Audrey Elizabeth Farrenburg Feezor, 94, died at 8:45 p.m. July 27, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1913 in the Farrenburg Community of New Madrid County to the late Eugene and Hattie Mary Ross Farrenburg, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a longtime member of the Gravel Ridge Baptist Church until its closing, at which time she transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church in Charleston...
Audrey Feezor (07/28/08)
CHARLESTON -- Audrey Feezor, 94, died at 8:45 p.m. July 27, 2008, at her home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Danny Presson (07/28/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Danny Wayne Presson, 65, died July 28, 2008, at his home in East Prairie Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home.
Dylin Jones (07/28/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dylin Jones died July 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Kira Bone (07/28/08)
CHARLESTON -- Kira Lavay Bone, daughter of April Bone and Josh Foster of Charleston, died at birth at 2:35 a.m. July 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. In addition to her parents, survivors include: her grandmothers, Evelyn Renee Bone of Charleston, Patricia Kay Bone of Charleston and Barbara Foster of Anniston...
Russell Krauss (07/28/08)
OVERLAND -- Russell D. Krauss, 73, formerly of Bertrand, died July 24, 2008, at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton. Born July 28, 1934, in Bertrand, son of the late Will Helm "Bill" and Margaret Murphy Krauss, he was a retired welder/maintenance man for Cupples Manufacturing. He was a member of Overland Moose Lodge No. 1948, L.O.O.M...
Martha Cooper (07/28/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday for Martha Ann Cooper, 75, who died July 22, 2008, were: Charles D. Powell Jr., Jedadiah Hunsaker, Jeremy Cooper, Russell Powell, Tommy Hunsaker, Douglas Kitchen, Keith Jordan and Bill Moore.
Dude Riggins (07/28/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- J.R. "Dude" Riggins, 81, died July 27, 2008, at the Golden LIving Center in Bloomfield. He was born Jan. 31, 1927, at Gideon, to the late Pearl Reed Cole. Survivors include: one cousin, Marrine Grobe of Dexter; and other cousins and friends...
Vernon Hall (07/28/08)
DEXTER -- Vernon P. Hall, 90, died July 26, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 10, 1918, at Hornersville, to the late Daniel P. and Sidney Brewer Hall, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and the former owner of Hall Buick and Hall Trailer Sales, both in Dexter. A veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II, he belonged to the Dexter Masonic Lodge 532...
Huey Crumley (07/28/08)
MARSTON - Huey Allen Crumley, 86, died July 26, 2008, at his home in Marston. Born Aug. 22, 1921, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late Carrie Mae Nelson Crumley and Christopher Columbus Crumley, he was a member of the JY Church of God. On Feb. 3, 1940, in Portageville, he was married to Mary Doris, who preceded him in death on July 2, 1996...
Carol Woodall (07/27/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Carol Ann Woodall, 67, who died on July 22, 2008, were: Everett Taylor, Rick Garza, Larry Wayne Busby, Caleb Crum, Roger Garza Jr. and Derek McKown.
Arzie Cato (07/27/08)
PUXICO -- Arzie Dale Cato, 83, died July 24, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 24, 1924, in Zalma, to the late Dolph Franklin and Gladys Deckard Cato, he had lived in the Puxico area all his life. He was a member of the Oak Grove General Baptist Church in Kinder, where he served as a deacon, and had worked until retirement for the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Linda Sutton (07/27/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Linda Carol Vinson Sutton, 65, died at 3:10 a.m. July 26, 2008, at her home, following a long battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Born Aug. 12, 1942, in Hickman County, Ky. to the late James Henry and Nina Ferguson Vinson, she lived most of her life in Dorena. Seven years ago, she moved to East Prairie, and she was employed by the East Prairie Nutrition Center for 13 years. She was a member of the Dorena Baptist Church...
Billy McCollum (07/27/08)
ST. LOUIS - William "Billy" McCollum, 47, died July 24, 2008. He was born May 3, 1961, in Lilbourn, to Mary J. Russom Merritt and the late Issac W. McCollum. He was married to Willadean Hayes, who preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2003. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one daughter, Norma Holmes of St. ...
Caiden Hubbard (07/27/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Caiden Jaymes Hubbard, infant son of Jamie Nichole Stevens and Larry Glen Hubbard of Morehouse, died at birth July 23, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his maternal grandparents, Kathy Combs and Thomas Carter of Neelyville; paternal grandparents, Virgil and Deborah Hubbard of Sikeston; maternal great-grandparents, Leonard and Ann Combs of Ellington; paternal great-grandmother, Eula Hubbard of Sikeston; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Laverne Combs of Ellington.. ...
Tracye Green (07/27/08)
SIKESTON -- Tracye Harris Green, 44, died July 22, 2008, at the Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 12, 1964, in Sikeston, to Alonzo Harris Sr. of Sikeston and the late Carrie Nabors Harris, she was a 1982 graduate of Sikeston High School and a 1986 graduate of Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss. She was a career foster parent and a member of Rhema Word Ministries in Cape Girardeau...
Paul Shankle (07/25/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Paul Edwin Shankle, 75, passed away at his home July 23, 2008, with his family by his side. Paul was born April 9, 1933, at Portagevile to the late John and Gladys Wright Shankle. He grew up in Portageville and attended Portageville schools where he played football. On Nov. 7, 1951, almost 57 years ago, he married his high school sweetheart, Connie Joyce Dacus...
Blaik Moss (07/25/08)
ORAN -- Kerrington Blaik Moss, 19, died July 23, 2008, as the result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born May 17, 1989, in Cape Girardeau, son of Cheryl Sue Moss of Oran, he had attended Scott City High School. In addition to his mother, survivors include: his fiancee, Marki Coomer of Scott City; one sister, Chelsie Moss of Oran; his stepfather, John Maynard of Chaffee; maternal grandparents, Rick and Sue Williams of Oran; aunts and uncles, Chris and Regina Moss of Benton, Tom and Lynn Caines of Blodgett and John and Dionne Maynard of Chaffee; and seven cousins, Hannah and Justin Moss, Dillon Kimball, Tesla and Tyler Smith and Devon and Kallie Brewer.. ...
Arzie Cato (07/25/08)
PUXICO -- Arzie Cato, of rural Puxico, died July 24, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Dr. E. G. Bailey Jr. (07/25/08)
DEXTER -- Dr. E. G. Bailey Jr., son of the late Dr. Earl G. Bailey Sr. and Lessie Pittman Bailey was born on Aug. 1, 1920, in Maywood, and departed this life on July 24, 2008, at his residence in Dexter, at the age of 87 years. Dr. Bailey graduated from the Texas A & M University in 1943 and was a veteran of the United States Army, having served as a major with the Veterinarian Corps. Dr. Bailey spent 15 months in active duty in the South Pacific during World War II...
Pauline Griffy (07/25/08)
JACKSON -- Pauline Griffy, 71, formerly of Dexter, died July 24, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 3, 1936, near Bloomfield, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Jackson and was a former high school librarian in the Sunrise School at DeSoto and the Richland School District at Essex...
Bud Milligan (07/25/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Everett "Bud" Milligan, 78, died at 1:13 p.m. July 23, 2008, in the emergency room at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 17, 1929, at Steele, to the late Raymond Buford and Vivian Elizabeth Cope Milligan, he was a retired truck driver and a former transportation teamster local worker in Cape Girardeau. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 63 and the Church of Christ, both in Cape Girardeau...
Don Reynolds (07/25/08)
CHARLESTON - Don Reginald Reynolds, 67, died at 2:45 p.m. July 21, 2008, in Memphis, Tenn. Born April 10, 1941, in New Madrid County in the Barnes Ridge community, to the late Robert Reginald and Lorene Moore Reynolds McMinn, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County. After serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, he attended Arkansas State University. He was a retired truck driver having been employed by Schott Trucking in Advance over 10 years...
Ruby Hensley (07/25/08)
RISCO -- Ruby Lee Hensley, 88, died July 23, 2008, at her home Born April 2, 1920, in Morrilton, Ark., to the late Frederick Lewis and Synthia Emmaline Weaver Sowell, she was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Risco. On July 25, 1942, she married Giles Edward Hensley who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1966...
Phyllis Hipes (07/24/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Phyllis I. Witt Hipes, 75, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:46 a.m. July 23, 2008, at her home. Born April 13, 1933, at Dexter, to the late Dewey Delman and Gertrude Mae Mossman Hart, she was an office manager for Reliable Life Insurance Co., had worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Terry Jacobs (07/24/08)
MARSALL -- Terry D. Jacobs, 46, formerly of Sikeston, died July 22, 2008, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall. Born Aug. 25, 1961, in Marceline, to the late William Alvin and Velma Lorene Hampton Jacobs, he had lived in Marshall since 2000 and was a member of Marshall Church of the Nazarene. ...
Vera Griffy (07/24/08)
JACKSON -- Vera Griffy died July 24, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
E.G. Bailey Jr. (07/24/08)
DEXTER -- Dr. E.G. Bailey Jr., 87, died July 24, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mae Johnson (07/24/08)
PARMA -- Mae Lee Johnson, 74, died July 20, 2008, at her sister's home in Belvidere, Ill. Born March 27, 1934, in Turrell, Ark., daughter of the late Bill and Rebecca Hamilton, she was a homemaker and a member of the Bread of Life Church in Parma. On March 20, 1951, at Earle, Ark., she married Henry Johnson who preceded her in death on July 4, 1999...
Martha Cooper (07/24/08)
DEXTER -- Martha Ann Powell Cooper, 75, died July 22, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 4, 1933, in Dudley, daughter of the late Clarence Edward and Lettie Jane Hutchcraft Powell, she had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to Dexter in 1980. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Carol Woodall (07/23/08)
MATTHEWS -- Carol Ann Woodall, 67, died July 22, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 19, 1940, in Essex, to the late John and Veda Boyd Baker, she had lived most of her life in and around Matthews, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She had worked as a cook in many area restaurants...
Jacqulyn Watson (07/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Jacqulyn Elaine Fredrick Watson, 58, died July 20, 2008, at her home of an apparent heart attack. Born Aug. 17, 1950, in St. Louis, daughter of Robert Fredrick of St. Louis and Mary Warfield Fredrick of Sikeston, she was a 1968 graduate of Sikeston High School, attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau where she obtained certification as a licensed practical nurse. ...
Anita Woods (07/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Anita Marie Woods, 86, who died July 19, 2008 were: Jeff Burge, Dave Ellison, Kevin Still, Dustin Woods and Michael Woods.
Linda Caldwell (07/23/08)
PUXICO -- Linda Caldwell, 48, died July 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 23, 1959, at Dexter, to Lois Francis O'Neal Caldwell of Puxico and the late Delmar Caldwell, she had lived all her life in Puxico. She attended the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico and was a deputy county clerk for Stoddard County...
Don Reynolds (07/23/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Don Reynolds, 67, died July 21, 2008, in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Doatsie Headlee (07/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Mary "Doatsie" Headlee, 64, died at 11:55 p.m. July 20, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Dec. 29, 1943, in Sikeston, to the late James E. and Martha Melinda Oliver Hodges, she was a 1961 Sikeston High School graduate, a housewife and of the Protestant belief...
Catherine Howard (07/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Catherine Ann Howard, age 71 of Sikeston, died on Friday, July 18, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Jan. 8, 1937, in Charleston, Mo., to the late Roy A. and Thelma A. Atteberry Bess. She was a self-employed artist and a member of Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church of Sikeston. She married Ron Howard on Oct. 20, 2007, in Sikeston, and he survives of the home...
Shirley Newman (07/22/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Shirley Jean Newman, 67, who died on July 18, 2008, were: Anthony Newman, Brandon Cobb, Eric Pfeffer, Colby Diebold, Cory Diebold and Chris Diebold.
Cletus Carr (07/22/08)
MARSHFIELD, Mass. -- Cletus Anthony "Clete" Carr, Lt. Col.(ret.), of Marshfield, died July l2, 2008 at home with family after a lengthy illness. He was born in Charleston, Mo., son of the late Thomas Wellington and Agnes (Kettle) Carr. He was the loving husband of Margaret "Mickey" (Adamson) Carr with whom he recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary...
Arthur Uelsmann (07/21/08)
MORLEY -- Arthur Uelsmann, 88, died at 5:50 a.m. July 20, 2008, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 15, 1920, in Illmo, to the late Herman Andrew and Regina Diebold Uelsmann, he was a retired motor grader operator for the MIssouri Highway Department in Morley. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II. A member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, he also belonged to the St. Joseph Sodality...
Anita M. Woods (07/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Anita Marie Woods, 86, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born June 26, 1922, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Gene Beal and Hattie Andres Dye, she was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, a volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center and had served as district representative for the Gray Ladies...
Mary Headlee (07/21/08)
SIKESTON - Mary Headlee, 64, died July 20, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Catherine Howard (07/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Catherine Howard, 71, died July 18, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Dennis Bess (07/21/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Dennis W. Bess, 51, passed away on July 19, 2008, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born on March 11, 1957, at Cape Girardeau, to the late Dennis "Oscar" and Ruth Ann Dudley Bess. Dennis grew up in Chaffee where he played baseball and was a starter for the Red Devils when Chaffee won their first Class A State High School Baseball title. He was also a very avid St. Louis Cardinals fan...
Quentin Spears (07/21/08)
BERNIE -- Quentin Spears, 64, formerly of Texas, died July 18, 2008, at his home. Born June 23, 1944, at Montgomery County, Texas, to the late Jack and Irene Emerson Spears, he was a retired carpenter. Survivors include: one son, Eugene Spears of Poplar Bluff; three daughters, Victoria Rhody of Bernie, Donna Stanley of Alvin, Texas and Lisa Willis of Palestine, Texas; two brothers, Henry Spears of Palestine and Robert Spears of Neodesha, Kan.; one sister, Mary Spears of Palestine; and seven grandchildren.. ...
Shirley Newman (07/21/08)
DEXTER -- Shirley Jean Newman, 67, died July 18, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 11, 1941, in Poplar Bluff, to Ruby Thompson Sample and the late Theodore Sample, she was of the Catholic belief and a member of the Dexter Eagles Lodge...
Phyllis Boulton (07/21/08)
NEW MADRID - Phyllis Carter Boulton, 63, died July 19, 2008, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born Dec. 1, 1944 in Gideon, she was the daughter of the late Robert Milton and Mamie Holt Carter. Survivors include: two daughters, Melissa Recker and Angie Boulton of New Madrid; four brothers, Ray Carter of LaForge, Gary Carter of Lilbourn, and Robert Carter and Phillip Carter of New Madrid; one sister, Shirley Williams of New Madrid; and three grandchildren...
Mary Cagle (07/18/08)
TAWAS CITY, Mich. -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mary Cagle, 96, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., who died on July 12, 2008, were: Greg Cagle, Bruce Cagle, Brandon Cagle, Randy Haddock, Brian Cagle and Charles Campbell...
Alvin Davis (07/18/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alvin Eugene Davis, 91, died at 5:55 p.m. July 17, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 18, 1916, in Manila, Ark., to the late James Abner and Mamie Mary Elizabeth Smith Davis, he had lived in Mississippi County since 1966 after moving from Trumann, Ark. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief...
Suzi Greer (07/18/08)
DEXTER - Suzi Greer, 46, died July 16, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born July 27, 1961, in Chula Vista, Ca. to Rex Gourley of Dexter and the late Judy Melinda Rider Gourley, she had lived in Chula Vista until moving to Dexter in 2006. She was of the Protestant belief...
Sue King (07/18/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Sue Luella King, 85, died July 18, 2008, at her home. Born March 13, 1923, in Knobel, Ark., to the late Samuel and Hazel Tyler Gean, she was of the Baptist belief. In 1941, she married Aren Randall, who preceded her in death. In 1951, she married Jesse J. King who preceded her in death in 1984...
Robert Miller (07/18/08)
CHARLESTON -- Robert Sturgis Miller, 96, formerly of Alexandria, Va., died at 5:54 a.m., July 17, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 4, 1912, in Norfolk, Va., to the late John D. and Cora Williams Miller, he moved to Washington, D.C. ...
James C. Dacus (07/17/08)
LAPEER, Mich. - James C. Dacus, 58, died June 21, 2008. Born Sept. 1, 1949, to the late Cletis and Irma Brown Dacus, he was a graduate of Portageville High School and attended college in Michigan. He retired from General Motors in Pontiac, Mich. after 33 years of service...
Carl Carter (07/17/08)
MARSTON -- Carl Wayne Carter, 66, died July 10, 2008. Born Feb. 14, 1942, in Chicago, to Lester N. Carter and the late Adelle Young Carter, he was a Pope County High School graduate. A member of Boilermakers Local Union 27 in St. Louis for 45 years, he planned and built Bullwinkle's RV Campground in Marston...
Kerry Parr (07/17/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Kerry Lee Parr, 48, died July 16, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 15, 1959, in St. Louis, to Naomi Ruth Parr of Morehouse and the late Clarence Russell Parr, he was employed at Rowe Furniture and was of the Baptist belief. On Feb. 10, 1994, he married Phyllis Lackey who survives of the home...
Frances Sitzes (07/16/08)
SIKESTON-- Frances Anne Sitzes, 87, died July 14, 2008, at Westridge Place in Sikeston. She was born July 30, 1920, in Sikeston, to the late Jacob Marion Sitzes and Anna Whitener Sitzes of Sikeston. She retired from the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, where she served as the assistant to the administrator for most of her career. ...
Kerry Parr (07/16/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Kerry Parr, 48, died at 12:40 a.m. July 16, 2008, at his home in Morehouse. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Johnny Love (07/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Johnny L. Love, 61, died July 11, 2008, at the home of Melba Holmes in Sikeston. He was born Nov. 19, 1946. No services are scheduled. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Avery Crites Jr. (07/16/08)
MARBLE HILL --Avery Rosewell Crites Jr., 93, died July 13, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1915, in Lutesville, son of the late Avery Rosewell and Sadie Ellen Hahn Crites, he was a retired oil distributor for Standard Oil, a former mayor of Lutesville, a Lutesville volunteer firefighter, a former member of the Lutesville City Council and a member of the Marble Hill First Baptist Church...
Sammy Riggens Jr. (07/16/08)
CHARLESTON -- Sammy L. Riggens Jr., 51, died July 11, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 14, 1956, in Wyatt, to Samuel L. Rigney Sr. of Charleston and the late Margie Ree McCain Riggens, he was a 1975 Charleston High School graduate. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy and was of the Baptist belief...
Frances Sitzes (07/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Frances Sitzes, 87, died July 14, 2008, at Westridge Place in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Glenda Morris (07/15/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Glenda J. Morris, 66, died at 10:45 p.m. July 14, 2008, in the Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born June 17, 1942, in East Prairie, to the late Wayne and Sybil Keen Free, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a bookkeeper for Parr's Heating and Cooling and was of the Protestant belief...
Alan Brown (07/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Alan Lawrence "Brownie" Brown, 52, formerly of Dexter, died at 6:31 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008, at his home, following an extended illness. Born July 22, 1955, in Dexter, to the late James Elvis and Betty June Akins Brown, he had worked as a brick mason for the Danny Dowdy Masonry and Boner Masonry, both in Dexter. He had also worked for Sonny's Solid Waste Service Company in Sikeston and was an honorary member of the Sikeston Jaycees...
Helen Dye (07/15/08)
GLENDORA, Calif. -- Helen Ruth Sides Dye, age 76, died July 12, 2008, from cancer. She was born in Blytheville, Ark., on Sept. 24, 1931, the daughter of Robert and Lillie Sides. Helen graduated from Sikeston, Mo., High School where she won the Commercial Award for typing and shorthand, and was first runner-up in the State Regional Finals competition. ...
Mary Cagle (07/15/08)
TAWAS CITY, Mich. - Mary A. Cagle, 96, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 12, 2008, at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City. Born Feb. 24, 1912, in Kewanee, Mo., to the late Clifton and Mary Jane Mallard Reynolds, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Theresa Grisham (07/15/08)
BELL CITY - Theresa Ann Grisham, 65, died July 12, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 3, 1943, at Kennett, to the late George and Katherine Davis Midkiff, she was a homemaker and of the General Baptist belief. On Jan. 18, 1973 in Olive Branch, Miss., she married Jerry Grisham, who preceded her in death on July 11, 2005...
Brandon Bentley (07/15/08)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Brandon Wayne Bentley, 24, died July 12, 2008, in Tomato, Ark. Born July 4, 1984, in Blytheville, to Timothy Wayne Bentley of Blytheville and Lisa Ann Barlow of Delta, he was a steel worker for Nucor Steel in Blytheville. On Sept. 25, 2007, he married Samantha Hinkebein, who survives of the home...
Brandon Bentley (07/14/08)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- Brandon Bentley, 24, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died July 12, 2008, due to injuries sustained in a truck accident. Arrangements are incomplete with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Alan Brown (07/14/08)
SIKESTON - Alan Lawrence "Brownie" Brown, 52, died July 13, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Mary Cagle (07/14/08)
TAWAS CITY, Mich. -- Mary A. Cagle, 96, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 12, 2008, at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Ronald Inman (07/14/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Ronald Dean Inman, 54, died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born April 12, 1954, in Poplar Bluff, the son of Alvin and Bonnie Lee Spradling Inman. He and Susan (Clark) Inman were married on Sept. 29, 2007, at a intimate backyard ceremony in Cape Girardeau...
Freddie Stroud (07/14/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Freddie Stroud, 89, died July 11, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born May 27, 1918, to the late Sherman and Hattie Yates Stroud, he spent all his life in the Bloomfield community. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends...
Christine Redfering (07/14/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Christine Redfering, 89, died at 10:45 p.m., July 12, 2008, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born July 11, 1919, in Bertrand, to the late William Alfred and Dollie Kief Blyzes, she lived in Mississippi County her entire life and was a member of the St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Margaret Belk (07/14/08)
BERTRAND -- Margaret Louise Belk, 87, formerly of Charleston, died at 3:30 a.m. July 12, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born July 17, 1920, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Levi Paul and Rebecca Wright Williams, since 1957 she had lived in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Margaret Belk (07/12/08)
BERTRAND - Margaret Louise Belk, 87, formerly of Charleston, died July 12, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
John W. Mason Jr. (07/12/08)
GAINESVILLE, Fl. - John W. Mason Jr., died Sunday, July 6, 2008, after complications stemming from a brain aneurism. Born on April 14, 1938 in Sikeston, he was the third of four children born to John W. Mason and Eula Cline Mason. John grew up in Sikeston and graduated from Sikeston High School in 1956. ...
Peggy Boardman (07/12/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Peggy L. Boardman, 73, died July 10, 2008, at Methodist North Hospital. She was a retired bookkeeper and member of Bartlett Woods Church of Christ. She married Thomas F. Boardman who preceded her in death. Survivors include: one son, Tony Boardman of Memphis; and three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Larry Lambert, Jim and Pat Lambert and David and Cheryl Lambert of Sikeston, Mo...
Viola Eaves (07/12/08)
MATTHEWS -- Viola I. Eaves, 72, died July 9, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 18, 1936, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late John and Irene McAdow Callaham, she was of the Pentecostal belief and was a resident of the Close to Home Nursing Center in Matthews...
Dorothy Faulkner (07/12/08)
HOUSTON -- Dorothy Brown Faulkner, 49, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2008. She was born on March 4, 1959, in Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of Louise Brown and the late James Brown Jr. A wonderful mother, daughter, sister and cherished friend to many, Dorothy worked at Exxon Mobil for many years. She was an active member of Progressive Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her children and friends, working with various charity organizations and was always able to assist those in need...
Lindell Fowler (07/11/08)
CHARLESTON -- Lindell Marie Fowler, 87, died July 10, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 29, 1921, near East Prairie, to the late Lennie Boyd and Clara Lee George Berry, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston. She had been employed with Brown Shoe Company in Charleston for 26 years and was later employed as the kitchen supervisor at the Charleston High School until her retirement...
Ted J. Rayburn (07/11/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ted J. Rayburn, 70, died July 10, 2008 at his home. Born Sept. 22, 1937, in Wyatt, to the late Jessie and Lola Mathis Rayburn, he was a retired steel worker with Maverick Steel. He was of the Baptist belief. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army as a corporal...
Willie Ellis Sr. (07/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Willie James "Cadillac Willie" Ellis Sr., 67, died July 8, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1941, in Belene, Miss., son of the late James and Viola Wilson Ellis, he was a member of the West End Missionary Baptist Church...
Martha Allstun (07/11/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Martha Louise Allstun, 78, who died July 7, 2008, were: Harold Reaves, Dustin Hadley, Dean Reaves, Gary Reaves, Cliff Reaves and Raymond Reaves.
Randall Drake (07/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Randall Jerome Drake, 34, formerly of Portageville, died July 8, 2008, near Marston. Born Feb. 5, 1974, at Hayti, son of Macarther Drake of Kennett and Geraldine Drake of St. Louis, he was a graduate of Portageville High School. In addition to his parents, other survivors include: one son, Aaron Jerome Drake of St. ...
Dorothy Rogers (07/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Rogers, 75, died July 8, 20058, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 1, 1933, in New Orleans, to the late Charles Norman and Esther Godson Paris, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where she had been an organist. She had also been an organist at Northcrest Baptist Church in Meridian, MIss. and was a secretary for the Boy Scouts of America...
Dorothy Faulkner (07/11/08)
HOUSTON -- Dorothy Brown Faulkner, 49, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2008. She was born on March 4, 1959, in Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of Louise Brown and the late James Brown Jr. A wonderful mother, daughter, sister and cherished friend to many, Dorothy worked at Exxon Mobil for many years. She was an active member of Progressive Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her children and friends, working with various charity organizations and was always able to assist those in need...
Raymond Brandenburg (07/11/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Raymond L. Brandenburg, 68, of Portageville, died July 9, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1939, in Pemiscot County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary "Madge" Copeland Brandenbug. He married Bonnie Sutton who survives of the home...
Ada Morgan (07/11/08)
HENDERSON, Ky. -- Ada G. Morgan, 99, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Methodist Hospital in Henderson. Born Aug. 28, 1908, in Mississippi County, Mo., to the late Alonzo and Jane Tompkins Gordon, she had lived in East Prairie most of her life where she was a member of the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church and its Belle Bennett Circle and the Welcome Sunday School Class. ...
Lillian White (07/10/08)
SIKESTON - Lillian Lee White, 94, died July 7, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born March 20, 1914, in Portageville, to the late Claude and Eula Smith Spence, she was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Wilmer Niehaus (07/10/08)
DEXTER -- Wilmer Niehaus, 92, died July 9, 2008, at his home in rural Dexter. Born Jan. 2, 1916, near Dexter, to the late Henry William and Sophia Lowenstein Niehaus, he was a farmer and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter. On Feb. 2, 1941, at Parma, he married Anna Backfisch who preceded him in death on April 9, 1998...
Louise Matthews (07/10/08)
GAMALIEL, Ark. -- Mary Louise Matthews, 74, died July 4, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Born July 20, 1933, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late Norval and Vida House Hornback, she was a homemaker and had lived in Gamaliel for 30 years, moving from Sikeston. She was a member of New Life Bible Way Assembly Church in Gamaliel where she was the pianist...
Leroy G. Wade (07/10/08)
WILSON CITY -- Leroy G. Wade, 61, died July 7, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 22, 1946, to the late George W. and Ella Mae Graham Wade, he attended Lincoln High School in Charleston. He was employed by Levee District No. 3 in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...