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Obituaries from October 2008

Mary Winters (10/31/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Loretta Friga Winters, 67, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 16, 1941, in Swifton, Ark., daughter of the late Mike and Rosa Pazdera Friga, she was a member of St. Mary Cathedral. Mrs. Winters was an avid singer and sang while touring in Europe with a parish choir group for one year. Mrs. Winter was also a loyal member to her Bible study...
Billy D. Williamson (10/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Billy D. Williamson,76, formerly of Essex, died Oct. 30, 2008, at his home. Born June 9, 1932, in Essex, son of the late W. J. and Mary Anna Fortner Williamson, he had lived in Essex for many years before moving to Sikeston 38 years ago. He was retired from Triangle Manufacturing in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Nellie Wampier (10/31/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Nellie Wampier, 87, died Oct. 30, 2008, in Silvis, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Regina Anderson (10/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Regina Frances Anderson, 88, died at 10:10 p.m. Oct. 30, 2008, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Everett Miller (10/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Everett Eugene Miller, 76, died Oct. 28, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born March 11, 1932, in Blodgett, Missouri, son of the late Henry Miller and Anna Whitt Miller Stanley. He was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church for many years, having changed his attendance to First Assembly of God. He also attended First United Pentecostal Church and Bethel Missionary Baptist Church...
Russell Estes (10/30/08)
LILBOURN --Russell Eric Estes, 87, died Oct. 29, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 16, 1921, in Haleyville, Ala., to the late George and Ophelia Lauderdale Estes, he was a World War II veteran and received the Bronze Star, Distinguished Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. Before moving to Lilbourn to farm, he had been a steel hauling truck driver...
Florence Walton (10/30/08)
DORENA -- Florence Laverne Larkins Walton, 86, died at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 29, 2008, at her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born March 18, 1922, at Dorena, to the late Robert Rathburn Larkins and Annie Florence Bennett Larkins, Laverne spent 81 years of her life being a proud member of the Dorena Community...
Donald Rodgers (10/30/08)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for Donald J. Rodgers, 67, who died Oct. 25, 2008, were: Brandon Hoskins, Glen Rodgers II, Joshua Rice, Matthew Smith, Tyler Hyslip and Ephraim Torres.
Reva Tanner (10/29/08)
DEXTER -- Reva Evelyn Tanner, 83, died at 1:52 p.m. Oct. 27, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 25, 1925, in Calm, to Elmer and Annie Bellar Reed. she attended school at Gatewood and Couch in Oregon County. She worked at Brown Shoe Manufacturing in Bernie from 1956 until her retirement in 1988...
Larry Henely (10/29/08)
PUXICO -- Laurence "Larry" Henely, 68, died Oct. 27, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 17, 1940, to Nettie Fisher Henely of Webster City, Iowa and the late Francis Henely, he was of the Catholic belief and a self-employed automobile dealer...
Dennis R. Kindle (10/29/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dennis R. Kindle, 61, died at 1:28 a.m. Oct. 28, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 27, 1947, in the Bridges community, to the late Eddis and Edith Spencer Kindle, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a farmer...
Annie Craig (10/29/08)
CHARLESTON -- Annie Lee Craig, 81, died Oct. 23, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 9, 1927, in Cleveland, Ark., to the late Cal and Etta Alexander Canady, she was a member of Opportunity Church of God in Christ at Charleston and had worked at Burkhart Manufacturing in Cairo, Ill...
Eugene Miller (10/29/08)
SIKESTON - Eugene Miller, 76, died Oct. 28, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lavern Walton (10/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Lavern Walton, 86, formerly of Dorena, died at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 29, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Robert Brashears (10/28/08)
ST. JOSEPH -- Robert E. Brashears, 71, died Oct. 25, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 15, 1936, in East Prairie, son of the late Claude and Helen Brashears, he lived since 1993 in St. Joseph, where he was a member of Hillcrest Bible Church and was a manager for storage facilities. He was also a veteran serving in the Air Force...
Clo Harrison (10/28/08)
BARNHART -- Clorene "Clo" Harrison, 93, formerly of Lilbourn and St. Louis, died Oct. 26, 2008, at Barnhart. Born June 23, 1915, at Noxall, to the late Samuel R. and Minnie Willis Morris, she was a homemaker and a member of Windsor Baptist Church in Imperial...
Eula Adams (10/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Eula Marie Adams, 88, died Oct. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 6, 1920, in Puxico, to the late Grace Adams Hendley, she was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday school for 50 years. She worked at the International Shoe Company for 35 years...
Larry Henely (10/28/08)
PUXICO -- Laurence "Larry" Henely, 68, of rural Puxico, died Oct. 27, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Viola Hahn (10/28/08)
ORAN -- Viola C. Hahn, 89, died at 9:55 a.m. Oct. 27, 2008, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1919, in Oran, to the late Michael and Louise Ann Menz Pobst, she was a homemaker. A member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, she also belonged to the St. Ann's Ladies Sodality, KCettes and Oran Senior Citizens...
Reva Tanner (10/28/08)
DEXTER -- Reva Tanner, 83, died Oct. 27, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dennis Kindle (10/28/08)
EAST PRAIRIE-- Dennis R. Kindle, 61, died at 1:28 a.m. Oct. 28, 2008, in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Gladys B. Brown (10/27/08)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Gladys B. Brown, 95, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 10:57 a.m. Oct. 25, 2008, at the Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville. Born Jan. 16, 1913, in the Barnes Ridge Community near East Prairie to the late Joseph Burris and Mary Perneitha Lindley Bard, she lived most of her life in East Prairie and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Pops Cohen (10/27/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Francis L. "Pops" Cohen, 85, died at 2:55 a.m. Oct. 26, 2008, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 20, 1923, in Sikeston, to the late James H. and Florence Cooper Cohen, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired mechanic and was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in East Prairie. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II and the Korean War...
Sylvia Watson (10/27/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Sylvia Edith Watson, 93, who died Oct. 17, 2008, were: Jeff Watson, Gilbert Woolard, Bill Dozier, Norman Harty, John Harty and Matt Ford.
Donald Rodgers (10/27/08)
GREENVILLE -- Donald Jean Rodgers, 67, died Oct. 25, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 9, 1941, in Puxico, he was the son of the late Glen E. and Elizabeth Gogorth Rodgers. He had lived in Morehouse for 30 years and moved to the Wappapello and Greenville areas eight years ago. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Wappapello Eagles Aerie and the Wappapello VFW. He was of the Baptist belief...
Lillian Thomas (10/27/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Margaret Lillian Thomas, 88, died Oct. 24, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born Oct. 24, 1920, at Kansas City, to the late John Perry and Ester Huffman Vaughn, she had lived in Qulin for many years but had been a Bloomfield resident since 1987. A member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, she also belonged to the Bloomfield Order of the Eastern Star...
Eula Adams (10/27/08)
SIKESTON -- Eula M. Adams, 88, died at 1:55 a.m. Oct. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Johnnie Hunt (10/27/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Johnnie Hunt, 90, who died Oct. 21, 2008, were: Tom Bryant, Bill Bryant, Bob Bryant, Jim Bryant, Andrew Bryant and Robert Seyer.
David Gates (10/26/08)
HOWARDVILLE -- David Gates, 74, died Oct. 23, 2008, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born June 26, 1936, in Vardeman, Miss., son of the late Dave and Eula Mae Ezell Gates, he had lived in Missouri since 1955 and retired from Noranda Aluminum after 32 years of service...
Buck Williams (10/26/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James Benjamin "Buck" Williams, 84, died at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 2008, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1924, in Belgreen, Ala., to the late Dudley and Jennie LeMay Williams, he was a retired machinist for TWA and had lived in East Prairie for the last 16 years after moving from Franklin County, Ala., where he was a member of the James Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Belgreen...
Izayiah Miller (10/26/08)
CHARLESTON -- Izayiah Tobiarion Kentrez Miller, infant son of Heather Nicole Miller and Tobias MyShawn Moore of Charleston, died Oct. 23, 2008, at the Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Oct. 12, 2008, at Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, survivors include: maternal grandparents, Carla Humphrey Miller and Randy Miller of Charleston; maternal great-grandparents, Verla Humphrey and Della Divinny of Charleston and the Rev. ...
Walter Williams (10/26/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Walter D. Williams, 88, who died Oct. 21, 2008, were: Michael Williams, Michael Abbott, Gary Cooper, Steve Thompson, Tom Williams and Skyler Travis.
Kathryn Webb (10/24/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kathryn Frances Lemons Webb passed away at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Mrs. Webb was born on Nov. 20, 1917, in Jonesboro, Ill., and was the daughter of John Edgar and Flora Wilson Lemons. She moved from Illinois to Charleston in 1924 where she lived until 1938, at which time she was married to Joseph Alan Webb and moved to East Prairie. ...
Izayiah Miller (10/24/08)
CHARLESTON -- Izayiah Miller, infant son of Heather Miller of Charleston, died Oct. 23, 2008, at the Childrens Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
James Williams (10/24/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James Williams, 84, formerly of Red Bay, Ala., died at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.
Alene Lasters (10/24/08)
SIKESTON -- Alene Marie Lasters 86, died at 8:25 p.m. Oct. 22, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 23, 1922, at Center Ridge, Ark., to the late Matthew W. and Syretha Harris Metcalf, she had worked as a nurse's aide at Missouri Delta Medical Center and was a member of Canalou Baptist Church...
Mary Henley (10/24/08)
AFTON -- Mary Alice Burton Henley, 90, formerly of East Prairie, died at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 28, 1917, in Paragould, Ark., to the late Elijah Earl and Jenny Leila Merrick Crecelius, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a foster parent. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Affton...
Andrew Cain Jr. (10/24/08)
MATTHEWS -- Andrew Lee Cain Jr., 59, died Oct. 19, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 18, 1948, in Los Angeles, to Myneal Cain of Essex and the late Andrew Lee Cain Sr., he was a veteran of the Vietnam War. In addition to his mother, survivors include: three sons and a daughter-in-law, Paul and Laura Cain of Baltimore, Carlos Cain of Atlanta and Dishea Cain of Swansea, Ill.; two brothers, Carl Cain of Essex and Kenneth Cain of Malden; five sisters, Marie Anderson, Linda Clark, Lenora Gater and Tosha Boyd of Sikeston and Marilyn McFerren of Cape Girardeau; eight grandchildren; and a special friend, Velma Mason of Matthews.. ...
Niki Ludwig (10/23/08)
LEADINGTON -- Monica N. "Niki" Ludwig, 35, died Oct. 21, 2008, at her home in Leadington. Born Aug. 29, 1973, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Carl and Linda "Johnson" McClain of Sikeston, she was a fifth grade science teacher at North County and a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church of Sikeston...
Alma Vandiver (10/23/08)
DEXTER -- Alma Lee Vandiver, 86, died Oct. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born Sept. 3, 1922, at Searcy, Ark., to the late Clarence and Mirtle Riddings Taylor, she was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church and a homemaker. On July 17, 1937, at Cardwell, she marring Roy Vandiver who preceded her in death on April 13, 2004...
James Bishop (10/23/08)
MARION, Ark. -- James William Bishop, 73, died Oct. 22, 2008, at his home. Born Jan. 26, 1937, he retired as an executive vice president for Food Giant. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Tipton County, Tenn., a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Scottish Rite...
Beverly French (10/23/08)
BERTRAND -- Beverly Hess French, 69, died at 11 p.m. Oct. 21, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 18, 1939, in Caddo Gap, Ark., to the late Bruce R. and Pauline McClean Hess, she had lived since 1939 in Mississippi County where she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston. ...
Walter Williams (10/23/08)
DEXTER -- Walter Williams, 88, died Oct. 21, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 30, 1919, in Painton, to the late John Otis and Lillie Mae Glaspell Williams, he had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life. For the past several years he had lived in Dexter where he was a retired auto mechanic...
Walter Britt (10/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Walter Vernon Britt, 81, who died on Oct. 18, 2008, were: Ron Raines, John Britt, Michael Mahurin, Travis Mahurin, David Western and Mandell Brandy.
Berniece Davis (10/23/08)
KEOKUK, Iowa -- Berniece Cleo Davis, 88, died Oct. 19, 2008, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Born Oct. 19, 1920, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Otto and Bertha Wagner Rettig. On Dec. 28, 1941, in Sikeston, she married Lowell Wesley Davis who survives...
Peggy Sielert (10/23/08)
DEXTER -- Peggy Sielert, 73, died Oct. 21, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 5, 1935, at Senath, daughter of the late Willie Meeks and Mary Wells Christian, she was of the Baptist belief. On May 5, 1952, in Piggott, Ark., she married Loren Sielert who preceded her in death on May 4, 1994...
James Temple (10/23/08)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for James W.Temple, 84, who died on Oct. 19, 2008, were: Doug Scott, Robert Thomason, Nathan Scott, Don Mueller, Adam Thomason and Gary Cox.
Glenda Hosey (10/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Glenda Vonell Hosey, 79, died Oct. 22, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 15, 1929, in Antioch, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie Levi and Jewell Velia Wood House, she was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ. She was married to Robert Earl Hosey; he preceded her in death on July 26, 1992...
Johnnie Hunt (10/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Johnnie Hunt, 90, died Oct. 21, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born June 17, 1918, in the Dogwood community, daughter of the late John Hale and Cynthia Presson, she was a member of the Nazarene belief. In 1934, she married Miles R. Hunt who preceded her in death in August 1986...
Ruby Stewart (10/23/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ruby Stewart, 84, died Oct. 22, 2008, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Jan. 20, 1924, at Wynn, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Matthew B. and Maggie Mae Puttle Rose. She married Neil R. Gaddis who preceded her in death. She later married James Stewart who also preceded her in death...
Sylvia Watson (10/23/08)
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. -- Sylvia Edith Watson, 93, died Oct. 17, 2008, at the West Bloomfield Nursing Center. Born June 22, 1915, in Hollywood, Mo., to the late Fred Tull and Effie Morgan Dozier, she had lived for 66 years in Michigan where she worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" in the B-29 plant. She was of the Methodist belief...
James Laseter (10/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for James Alton Laseter, 58, who died Oct. 21, 2008, will be: Michael Duncan, Carlos Garcia, Dale Holt, David Watkins, Kevin Watkins and Gregg Evans. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Alene Lasters (10/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Alene Lasters, 86, died Oct. 22, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Sybil Wathen (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Sybil Jane Wathen, 71, died at 12 p.m. Oct. 18, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 2, 1937, in Lilbourn, to the late Burnie Lee and Beulah Heath Chambers, she was the executive housekeeper at Missouri Delta Medical Center and a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church...
Ida Henderson (10/22/08)
CHARLESTON -- Ida Henderson, 99, died Oct. 17, 2008, at the Charleston Manor Nursing Home. Born March 9, 1909, in Wolf Island, Mo., to the late Monroe and Hallie Cotton Turner, she lived in Missouri all her life. A member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church at Wolf Island, she was a member of the Mothers Board, Mission Society, was president of the Usher Board and served in many other capacities...
Johnnie Hunt (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Johnnie Hunt, 90, died Oct. 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Glenda Hosey (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Glenda Hosey, 79, died Oct. 22, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Joe McCord (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Joseph Henry McCord, 90, died at 9:23 a.m. Oct. 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 20, 1918, in Lilbourn, to the late Robert Allen and Martha Gertrude Glascock McCord Sr., he was a prominent business owner and civic, community and church leader. ...
Phillip Johnson (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Phillip Johnson, 48, died Oct. 17, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident near Portageville. Born Feb. 1, 1960, in New Madrid, to the late L.J. and Francis Ella Minner Johnson, he had attended New Madrid Public Schools. Survivors include: one son, Shavendale Maxwell of Howardville; two daughters, Talike Maxwell and Latasha Maxwell of Howardville; seven sisters, Dorothy Pampkins of St. ...
James Laseter (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- James Alton Laseter, 58, died at 6:55 a.m. Oct. 21, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, to the late James Franklin and Anna Helen Golightly Laseter, he was employed at Tetra Pak for several years and was a member of Miner Baptist Church...
Becky Stewart (10/22/08)
CHARLESTON -- Becky Lynn Stewart, 36, died at 1:18 a.m. Oct. 20, 2008, at the St. Louis University Medical Center. Born February 6, 1972 in Flint, MI to Betty Jones Temples of Dexter, she moved to Dexter in 1974, and following completion of her seventh grade year moved to Paris, Tenn., where she graduated from Henry County High School in 1990. ...
Beverly French (10/22/08)
CHARLESTON - Beverly French, 69, died at 11 p.m. Oct. 21, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Peggy Sielert (10/22/08)
DEXTER -- Peggy Sielert, 73, died Oct. 21, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James W. Temple (10/21/08)
PUXICO -- James W. Temple, 84, died Oct. 19, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 10, 1924, in Dexter, son of the late Fred and Christa Haynes Temple, he had worked in St. Louis for 35 years before moving back to the Puxico area in the 1960s. ...
Wanda Chandler (10/21/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Wanda Loraine Chandler, 77, died Oct. 20, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 23, 1930, at Dexter, to the late Clyde and Evelyn Harris Triplett, she was a former resident of Flint, Mich., where she retired from General Motors. In 1977, she moved to Bloomfield and was employed as executive director of the Bloomfield Housing Project, retiring after 25 years of service. She was an active member of the Bloomfield Red Hat Society...
Woodrow Cochran (10/21/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Woodrow Cochran, 75, died Oct. 19, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 14, 1932, at London, Ark., to the late Rufus and Florence Bell Freeman Cochran, he spent most of his life in Bloomfield. He was a retired sawmill worker and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War...
George Hunsaker (10/21/08)
ESSEX -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at Essex Cemetery for George Newton Hunsaker, 63, who died Oct. 13, 2008, were: Levi Wallace, George Allen Hunsaker, Jeff Hunsaker, Jerry Golden, Kevin Hunsaker and Moses Carbin.
Zola Kirkpatrick (10/21/08)
BERNIE -- Zola Viola Kirkpatrick, 93, died Oct. 19, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Dec. 3, 1913, at Jugtown, daughter of the late Louis Valle Statler and Sarah Jane Statler, she was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church, had worked for Hawley's Manufacturing Co. in St. Charles, Ill., for several years and was a homemaker...
Joe McCord (10/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Joseph "Joe" Henry McCord, 90, died at 9:23 a.m. Oct. 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
James Laseter (10/21/08)
SIKESTON -- James Laseter, 58, died Oct. 21, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Myrtle Wallace (10/20/08)
SIKESTON -- Myrtle Mae Wallace, 76, died at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 29, 1932, in the Windyville community of Mississippi County, to the late Albert Daniel and Mamie Inez Green Dillie, she had lived in Sikeston since 1978 and was a child care provider. She was of the Church of Christ belief...
Doy Creed (10/20/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Doy Creed, 97, died Oct. 18, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 26, 1911, at Bloomfield, son of the late Alfred Leroy and Cora Elizabeth Dempsey Creed, he spent all his life in southeast Missouri and was a retired farmer...
John McGregor (10/20/08)
BLUE SPRINGS -- John McGregor, 59, of Blue Springs, died Friday Oct. 17, 2008, at Kansas City Hospice House. John was born Dec. 1, 1948, in St. Louis, to W. E. "Gene" and Betty Hodges McGregor. He worked for Montgomery Ward for more than 30 years and later he worked as an over-the-road truck driver. His last employment was with CVS as a receiving clerk. John was a part-time carpenter, home remodeler and loved football...
Andrew Bailey (10/20/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held at 1 p.m. today at Tanner Street Church of God for Andrew Gregory Bailey, 31, who died Oct. 23, 2008, were: Paxton McReynold, Andy Eason, Tim Bartlett, Jerod Posey, Tanner Smith, and Jim Bob Daugherty. Honorary pallbearers were: Andy McGill, Justin Lankheit, John Douglass Potashnick, Roy Colwick, Bryan Montgomery, Tom Nunnelee Jr., Chris Barbre, Jordan Masters, and Garrett Taylor...
Walter Britt (10/20/08)
CANALOU -- Walter Vernon Britt, 81, died Oct. 18, 2008 at his son's home in Columbia. Born Jan. 19, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late John and Helen Marie Manis Britt, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II in the occupational forces stationed in Okinawa, and had worked for MFA Fertilizer in Sikeston before retiring...
Becky Stewart (10/20/08)
CHARLESTON -- Becky Stewart, 36, died at 1:15 a.m. Oct. 20, 2008, at the St. Louis University Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Sybil Wathen (10/20/08)
SIKESTON -- Sybil Wathen, 71, died Oct. 18, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Walter Britt (10/19/08)
CANALOU -- Walter Britt, 81, died Oct.18, 2008, in Columbia. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Jean Britt (10/19/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Marie Imogene "Jean" Britt, 81, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at her home. She had spent the last several months at home surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family and friends as she gracefully battled cancer, never losing her faith...
Stephen Merriman (10/19/08)
DEXTER -- Stephen Merriman, 50, died Oct. 15, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 25, 1958, in Anna, Ill., to Dorothy Willard Schaffer of Anna and the late Albert Leon Merriman, he lived in Anna until he moved to Dexter in 1988. He had been a construction worker and was a member of the Laborers Local 1104. He was of the Baptist belief...
Kathryn Webb (10/19/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kathryn Frances Lemons Webb passed away at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.15, 2008, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Mrs. Webb was born on Nov. 20, 1917, in Jonesboro, Ill., and was the daughter of John Edgar and Flora Wilson Lemons. She moved from Illinois to Charleston in 1924 where she lived until 1938, at which time she was married to Joseph Alan Webb and moved to East Prairie. ...
Ivan Morlan (10/19/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Ivan Ellis Morlan, 86, who died Oct. 14, 2008, were: Shane Bess, Jason Wilson, Mike Bell, Ralph Whitzel, Cody Gibson and John Jacobs.
John Powell (10/19/08)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for John Franklin Powell, 90, who died Oct. 14, 2008, were: Eric Powell, Jerry Powell, Ron Greer, Terry Greer, Todd Greer, Brad Greer and Nicholas Schwarz.
Jerry Odle (10/19/08)
RISCO -- J.L. "Jerry" Odle, 79, died Oct. 16, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Aug. 4, 1929, in Midway, Tenn., to the late George Leslie and Mable Rozell Williams Odle, he was a member of the Pleasant View General Baptist Church in Risco. He had worked at the Risco Grain Company and later for the May Oil Company in Risco...
Lucy Kerber (10/19/08)
ELGIN, Ill. -- Edna L. "Lucy" Kerber, 82, died Oct. 15, 2008, at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. Born Dec. 23, 1925, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Edward B. O'Dell Sr. and Zenia Bell Palmer, she attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and graduated from telegraph school in Indiana. In 1945, she moved to Elgin, where she worked for Western Union until 1953. She served many years as secretary/treasurer for the American Federation of Musician local 48...
Jim Lynn (10/19/08)
CHAFFEE -- James Audrey "Jim" Lynn, 64, died at 12:56 p.m. Oct. 16, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 27, 1944, in Randles, to Iva Jewell Whorton Lynn of Chaffee and the late Audrey James Lynn, he was a self-employed trucker whose last job was transporting railroad men to and from work...
Andrew Bailey (10/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Andrew Gregory Bailey, 31, died Oct. 16, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 23, 1976, in Sikeston, son of Gregory and Sylvia Tyrrell Bailey of Sikeston, he was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God. He graduated from Sikeston High School, attended University of Missouri and later Southeast Missouri State University, and was employed at Lowe's in Sikeston...
Hubert Breece (10/19/08)
GIDEON -- Hubert Breece, 86, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 16, 2008, in the Gideon Care Center. Born Sept. 19, 1922, in Parma, son of the late Nathan and Pearl Brown Breece, he was a longtime resident of Dexter. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart...
Alma Vandiver (10/19/08)
BERNIE -- Alma L. Vandiver, 86, died Oct. 18, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.
Myrtle Wallace (10/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Myrtle Wallace, 75, died at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Dorothy McConnell (10/17/08)
KANSAS CITY - Dorothy McConnell, beloved Mother of Rodney McConnell and Toby Turner, left this Earth on Oct. 14, 2008, at the home she shared with her daughter. Born Nov. 17, 1918 in Bernie, to the late Robert and Mary King, she was a homemaker, doll collector, and designer of custom, hand-made clothing for collector dolls. Dorothy was an active member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ until she relocated to Kansas City in 2005...
Nicklas Presson (10/17/08)
DENVER - Nicklas Wayne Presson, 25, died Oct. 1, 2008, in Denver. Born Dec. 29, 1982, in St. Louis, he was a graduate of Georgetown High School and attended the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver where he majored in painting. He was an artist and a musician...
Jarrett Odle (10/17/08)
RISCO - Jarrett Odle, 79, died Oct. 16, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday. The Revs. Mark Powell and Jarred Owens will officiate...
Andy Bailey (10/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Andy Bailey, 31, died Oct. 16, 2008, at his home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
George Hunsaker (10/17/08)
EUGENE - George Newton Hunsaker, 63, died Oct. 13, 2008, at his son's home in Henley. Born Sept. 25, 1945, at Essex to the late Newton and Anna Kimble Hunsaker, he had lived in Essex and Dexter before moving to Eugene. He had worked for over 20 years as a police officer before being injured in the line of duty. ...
Sarah Wade (10/16/08)
ADVANCE -- Sarah Gertrude Wade, 97, formerly of Lutesville, died at 8:45 a.m. Oct. 14, 2008, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Aug. 10, 1911, in Savannah, Tenn., to the late James Thomas and Amanda Love Hobbs, she was a housewife, a member of the Golden Ages Retired Senior Volunteer Program and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Joshua Bell (10/16/08)
NEW MADRID -- Joshua James Bell, newborn son of Matt and Amber Gray Bell of New Madrid, died Oct. 14, 2008, at Sikeston. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Greg Bell of Portageville, Lynn Williams of Gatewood and Shirley and J.E. Gray of New Madrid; and great-grandfather, J.P. Gray of New Madrid...
Dale Young (10/16/08)
BERNIE -- Dale Kenneth Young Sr., 60, died Oct. 14, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 13, 1948, at North Hampton, Pa., son of the late Kenneth Young and Rose T. Preston Young, he had been a truck driver and attended the Corner Gospel Fellowship in Bernie...
Mary Lou Freeman (10/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Mary Lou Freeman, 63, of Sikeston, died at 2:10 a.m. Oct. 12, 2008, at her daughter's home in Rossford, Ohio. Born Aug. 16, 1945, in St. Louis, daughter of Gretha (Marlin) McCants of Sikeston and the late Radie King, she was a charter member of the Sikeston Eagles Club and of the Pentecostal belief...
Dorothy McConnell (10/16/08)
KANSAS CITY -- Dorothy McConnell, beloved Mother of Rodney McConnell and Toby Turner, left this Earth on Oct. 14, 2008, at the home she shared with her daughter. Born Nov. 17, 1918, in Bernie, to the late Robert and Mary King, in 1936 she married Tobe McConnell and they made their home in Sikeston. ...
Kathryn Webb (10/16/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kathryn F. Webb, 90, died at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 2008, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home.
Velna Brown (10/16/08)
CHARLESTON -- Velna Cooper Brown, 88, died Oct. 14, 2008, in Ponte Vedra, Fla., where she had lived with her daughters for the last 10 months. Born Aug. 6, 1920, in Brinkley, Ark., to the late the Rev. Allen Britton and May Lawrence Cooper, she had lived in Charleston since 1933 where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. ...
Ivan Morlan (10/16/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Ivan Ellis Morlan, 86, died Oct. 14, 2008, at his home in rural Bloomfield. Born Feb. 22, 1922, in Lowndes, son of the late John Alfred and Clara Ellen McCoy Morlan, he had grown up in the Studivant and Avert communities and had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. ...
John Powell (10/16/08)
PUXICO -- John Franklin Powell, 90, died Oct. 14, 2008, at his home. Born Jan. 1, 1918, in Puxico, to the late John F. and Pearl E. Kimes Powell, he had lived in Puxico all his life. He had worked at Dean's Service Station for 22 years and was a member of the Church of Christ in Asherville...
Charlotte Greene (10/16/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel for Charlotte K. Greene, 72, who died on Oct. 11, 2008, were: Gordon Greene, Darrin Greene, George Frye, Suzanne Frye, Ronnie Greene and Joseph Frye.
Jerry Helmes (10/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Jerry Webster Helmes, 66, died Oct. 9, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1942, in Anniston, son of the late Elsie Lavern (Robison) Helmes, he was of the Baptist belief, a member of the Harley Owners Group "HOG" and the Sikeston Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam, and he was owner and operator of Helmes Quick Sack for 27 years before retiring...
Bill Jackson (10/15/08)
DEXTER -- Bill Jackson, 84, died Oct. 13, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born July 15, 1924, in Kennett, to the late John F. Jackson and Grace Davis Jackson, he was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Southwest Nazarene Church in Dexter...
George Hunsaker (10/15/08)
HENLEY -- George Hunsaker, 63, died Oct. 13, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
M. Jean Harrington (10/15/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- M. Jean Harrington, 80, died Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 23, 1928, daughter of the late Jesse Franklin and Eva Nolan Altom in Scott County, she graduated from Blodgett High School in Blodgett and Murray State University in Murray, Ky. ...
Nicklas Presson (10/15/08)
DENVER, Colo. -- Nicklas Wayne Presson, 25, died Oct. 1, 2008, in Denver. Born Dec. 29, 1982, in St. Louis, Mo., to Debra Parker McKenzie of Denver and the late Gerald D. Presson, he graduated from Georgetown High School and attended the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, with a major in painting. Nick was an artist and musician who loved his work, and will be sadly missed by his family and friends...
Opal Brashears (10/15/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Opal Bernice Brashears, 79, who died on Oct. 9, 2008, were: Jack O'Guinn, Alan Lynch, Walt Adams, Jerome Henson, David Lee Brashears, Scott Burton and Joe Brashears...
Dorothy Robinson (10/15/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel for Dorothy Marie Robinson, 76, who died on Oct. 11, 2008, were: Shayne Patterson, Donald Britton, Tonya Lamure, Dana Chotow and Mike Wilkins.
Ivan Morlan (10/15/08)
AQUILA -- Ivan Morlan died Oct. 14, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Lou Freeman (10/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Mary Lou Freeman, 63, of Sikeston, died at 2:10 a.m. Oct. 12, 2008, at her daughter's home in Rossford, Ohio. Born Aug. 16, 1945, in St. Louis, daughter of Gretha (Marlin) McCants of Sikeston and the late Radie King, she was a charter member of the Sikeston Eagles Club and of the Pentecostal belief...
Clara Stevenson (10/15/08)
PARMA -- Clara Mae Stevenson, 91, died Oct. 8, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 17, 1917, in Conway, Ark., to the late Joe C. and Julia Moton Winston, she was affiliated with the House of Prayer Church of God in Christ in Parma...
Fred DeHart Jr. (10/15/08)
ORAN -- Fred DeHart Jr., 82, died at 2:22 p.m. Oct. 13, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 1, 1926, at Vanduser, to the late Fred and Eunice Mable Brumly DeHart Sr., he was a retired construction taper and a self-employed horse trainer. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Cavalry during World War II in the Pacific and a former member of the St. Genevieve Saddle Club...
Charlotte Greene (10/15/08)
DEXTER -- Charlotte Kay Green, 72, died Oct. 11, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 19, 1936, in Dundee, Scotland, she had lived in the Bloomfield area for five years and in southeast Missouri for 30 years. She was a homemaker and of the General Baptist belief...
Dorothy McConnell (10/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy McConnell died Oct. 14, 2008, at the her daughter's home in Kansas City. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Thomas Eftink (10/14/08)
ORAN -- Thomas Henry Eftink, 67, died Oct. 11, 2008, at Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 15, 1941, at Portageville, to the late Henry J. "H.J." and Delpha Kathleen LaFont Eftink, he was a self employed farmer and had worked at Buzzi Unicem in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the National Guard and the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, where he was a member of St. Joseph Sodality and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 4311...
Ollie Sindle (10/14/08)
DEXTER -- Ollie Marie Sindle, 90, died Oct. 12, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 28, 1918, in Dover, Ark., to the late Charlie Franklin and Clemmie Agnes Boze Jones, she was a housewife and charter member of the Hooe Missionary Baptist Church in Oran...
Clarisa Lancaster (10/14/08)
RANDLES -- Clarisa Ann Lancaster, 83, died at 1:23 p.m. Oct. 12, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 16, 1925, at Kennett, to the late James Wesley and Ethel May Davis Stewart, she and her husband owned and operated Lancaster Grocery in Randles for over 40 years...
June Smith (10/14/08)
IRMO, S.C. -- June Rosemary Mason Smith, 88, died Oct. 11, 2008. Born June 3, 1920, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Charles E. and Mattie Beatrice Moreland Mason, she was a graduate of Cairo High School. She retired as manager of Catherine Stout Shoppe in 1985. She was a member of the Riverland Hills Baptist Faith Sunday School Class and a past member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Zion Shrine 58 in Mound City, Ill...
Lawrence Fugate (10/14/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Lawrence "Bud" Fugate, 65, who died Oct. 10, 2008, were: Shawn Clinton, Ron Pruitt, Justin Pruitt, Caleb Pruitt, Randy Gaines and Zach Bryan. Honorary pallbearers were: Rodney Bridger and Chris Russell...
Bill Jackson (10/14/08)
DEXTER -- Bill Jackson, 84, died Oct. 13, 2008, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Joyce Smith (10/14/08)
PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Joyce Corder Smith, 62, died Oct. 13, 2008, at Trinity Village Medical Center. Born Aug. 1, 1946, in Searcy, to Dorothy Marie Fitzgerald Cooper of Pine Bluff and the late Harvey L. Cooper, Sr., she grew up and attended school in Charleston, Mo., graduating from St. ...
Dorothy Robinson (10/14/08)
FESTUS -- Dorothy Marie Robinson, 76, died Oct. 11, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 31, 1932, at Charleston, to the late Floyd and Adie Spicer Davis, she had lived for over 30 years in the Festus area and also had lived in St. Louis. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Velna Brown (10/14/08)
CHARLESTON -- Velna Cooper Brown, 88, died at 4:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 2008, at her daughter's home in Ponte Verda, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Ray Wibbenmeyer (10/14/08)
PERRYVILLE -- Ray Wibbenmeyer, 86, died Oct. 12, 2008, at Perryville. Born Nov. 10, 1921, at Biehle, to the late Hugo Wibbenmeyer and Cecelia Lappe Wibbenmeyer, he had worked as a mechanic. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served as a corporal in a field artillery battalion and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, American Legion Post 133 and the V. F. W...
Jean Harrington (10/14/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- M. Jean Harrington, 80, died Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 23, 1928, daughter of the late Jesse Franklin and Eva Nolan Altom in Scott County, she graduated from Blodgett High School in Blodgett and Murray State University in Murray, Ky. ...
Eddie Wade (10/13/08)
CHARLESTON - Jesse Edward "Eddie" Wade, age 70, a resident of rural Charleston, died at 6:38 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Nov. 13, 193,7 in Charleston to the late John Eugene and Willie Mae Downs Wade. ...
Ada Holmes (10/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Ada Katherine Denfip Holmes, 97, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 11, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Oct. 5, 1911, at Olive Branch, to the late Smith Henderson and Nancy Oller Denfip, she attended the Trinity Baptist Church in Sikeston. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and had retired from a department store where she worked in human resources...
Ollie Sindle (10/13/08)
DEXTER -- Ollie M. Sindle, 90, died at 10:02 p.m. Oct. 12, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Clarissa Lancaster (10/13/08)
RANDLES -- Clarissa A. Lancaster, 83, died Oct. 12, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Margaret Thomas (10/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Margaret L. Thomas, 75, died Oct. 10, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 11, 1933, in Hayti, to the late Harold J. and Elsie M. Hale Wallace, she was a member of First Baptist Church and had been an office clerk for Associated Natural Gas Company before retiring...
Roy Last (10/13/08)
WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Roy Earl Last died on Oct. 5, 2008, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Thursday, October 2. His family was by his side. He was 81 years old. Born in Stamford, Conn., on May 7, 1927, Roy Last grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., and attended New Rochelle public schools. ...
Thomas Eftink (10/13/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Thomas H. Eftink, 67, died Oct. 11, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Jerry Helmes (10/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Jerry Webster Helmes, 66, died Oct. 9, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1942, in Anniston, son of the late Elsie Lavern (Robison) Helmes, he was of the Baptist belief, a member of the Harley Owners Group "HOG" and the Sikeston Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam, and he was owner and operator of Helmes Quick Sack for 27 years before retiring...
Opal Brashears (10/12/08)
MOREHOUSE - Opal Bernice Brashears, 79, died Oct. 9, 2008, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Lamar, Ark., to the late Bradley and Anna (Grace) Carter. On Dec. 26, 1954, she married Billy Lee Brashears, who preceded her in death June 30, 1986...
Bud Fugate (10/12/08)
SIKESTON - Lawrence "Bud" Fugate, 65, died Oct. 10, 2008, at his home in Sikeston. Born Oct. 27, 1942, in Morehouse, son of the late Orby Lawrence and Flora (Cole) Fugate, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Calvary and stationed in Germany. He had worked as an air quality control foreman at Noranda Aluminum...
Nancy Risko (10/12/08)
SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C. -- Nancy Susan Whtiehead Risko, 61, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 1 a.m. Oct. 9, 2008, at the Britthaven of the Outer Banks Nursing Facility at Southern Shores. Born Feb. 26, 1947, in Mississippi County, Mo., to the late William C. ...
Roy English (10/12/08)
CANALOU - Roy Bernard English, 82, died at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 10, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 18, 1926, in Canalou to the late N.C. and Velda Hart Allen, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II and of the Protestant belief. A retired farmer, he had been employed by Lois Newman Farms...
Margaret Thomas (10/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Margaret Thomas, 75, died Oct. 10, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Mary Brooks (10/10/08)
GIDEON -- Mary Opal Brooks, 70, died Oct. 9, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 13, 1938, in Sikeston, to the late Landon Garvin and Mary Alice Stone Sterling, she was a member of Solid Rock Church in Clarkton. Survivors include: eight daughters, Judy Hise of Sikeston, Myra Howell of the state of California, Delores Ford of Clarkton, Brenda Wellington of Malden, Joyce Akthar of Kennett, Anita Scheible of Bell City, Barbara Hastings of La Center, Ky. ...
Kathy Henry (10/10/08)
BERTRAND -- Kathy Jean Henry, 51, died at 4 a.m. Oct. 9, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 22, 1957, in East Prairie, to the late Luther E. and Dorothy Hockersmith Wasson, she worked at the East Prairie Garment Factory and Brown Shoe Company in Sikeston. She was of the Baptist belief...
Jerry Helmes (10/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Jerry W. Helmes, 66, died Oct. 9, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Lawrence Fugate (10/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Lawrence Fugate, 65, died Oct. 10, 2008, at his home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Billy Arington (10/09/08)
DOGWOOD -- Billy Vernon Arington, 79, went to be with the Lord at 10:05 p.m. Oct. 7, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 19, 1929, in Windyville, he was the son of the late Harvey and Loula Arington. He was co-owner of the Dogwood Store, served on the Board of Directors at Citizens Bank and also owned and operated his family farm. He enjoyed sharing his wit and wisdom with family and friends...
Louise Callahan (10/09/08)
CHARLESTON -- Louise Lee Callahan, 94, died at 3:35 p.m. Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 28, 1913, in Clinton, Ky., to the late Miles Thomas and Troy Viverette Lee, since 1947 she had lived in Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Clara Stevenson (10/09/08)
PARMA -- Clara Stevenson, 91, died Oct. 8, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Oral Fortner (10/09/08)
DEXTER -- Oral Fortner, 97, died Oct. 8, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 29, 1910, at Scurry, Texas, to the late William Terrill and Clennie Dill Fortner, he formerly owned a television repair shop at Cardwell and was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Asa Rhodes (10/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Asa Reilly Rhodes, newborn son of Michael Edwin and Christi Wilson Rhodes of Sikeston, died Oct. 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, survivors include: maternal grandparents, William and Cathy Wilson of Risco; paternal grandparents, Donald and Sandra Rhodes of Bloomfield; maternal great-grandmother, Juanita Beck of Risco; two uncles, Bryan Wilson of Poplar Bluff and David Rhodes of Bloomfield; and one cousin, Dakota Wilson of Poplar Bluff.. ...
Colleen Brown (10/09/08)
DEXTER -- Colleen Marie Brown, 79, died Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 30, 1928, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Clarence and Eunice Sneed Robinson, she grew up in Dexter before moving to California with her family. She returned to Dexter in 1988 and was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Frisco...
Kathy Henry (10/09/08)
BERTRAND -- Kathy Jean Henry, 51, died at 4 a.m. Oct. 9, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ethel Rand (10/08/08)
LILBOURN - Ethel Lee Coleman Rand, 88, died Oct. 3, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 12, 1919, in Black Oak, Ark., to the late George and Mary Francis Coleman, she was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn, where she served on the Mother's Board and Usher's Board...
Gladys Bridges (10/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Gladys Bridges, 88, died at 9 p.m. Oct. 5, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 20, 1920, in Richwood, to the late Walter and Mary Brunk Arnold, she had lived in Bethalto, Ill., before moving to Sikeston two years ago. She was of the Baptist belief...
Billy Arington (10/08/08)
DOGWOOD -- Billy V. Arington, 79, died at 10:10 p.m. Oct. 7, 2008, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tyrone Sheron (10/08/08)
SIKESTON - Tyrone Sheron, 29, died Oct. 2, 2008, in Sikeston from injuries due to an accident. Born Nov. 2, 1978, in Chaffee to Hershel L. Wiley of Sikeston and the late Mary Sheron Wiggins, he attended Bell City Public Schools and was employed through Manpower of Cape Girardeau...
Lillie Thomas (10/08/08)
LILBOURN -- Lillie "C" Thomas, 86, died Oct. 2, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Born Sept. 2, 1922, in West Point, Miss., to the late George and Katherine Thomas, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Catron, where she belonged to the choir. She also served as an election judge for more than 16 years in North Lilbourn...
Patsy Merryman (10/08/08)
CHARLESTON -- Patsy R. Merryman, 70, died at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 5, 2008, in the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Center. Born March 6, 1938 in Dorena, to the late Davis C. and Robbie Kathleen Taylor Siars, she had lived Charleston for the past 11 years, moving from Sterling, Ill...
Mary Woodruff (10/08/08)
DEXTER -- Mary Alma Woodruff, 91, died Oct. 6, 2008, at the Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Jan. 1, 1917, near Essex, to the late John Anderson and Nancy Florence Godwin Lawrence, she had lived in the Dexter and Essex area. She worked for many years at the Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Eugene Slayton (10/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Wayne Eugene "Skeeter" Slayton, 84, who died Oct. 5, 2008, were: Josh Beardsley, Wes Bye, J.W. Slayton, David Kinder, Blake Beardsley and Lonnie Slayton.
Elzie Wethington (10/07/08)
DEXTER -- Elzie L. Wethington, 74, died Oct. 3, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 7, 1934, at Essex, to the late Hudson G. and Bertha Leola Condict Wethington, he was a retired farmer and businessman. He was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter and had been a deacon in the General Baptist Church. ...
Doris Illig (10/07/08)
DEXTER -- Doris M. Illig, 64, died Oct. 5, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Nov. 24, 1943, at Carbondale, Ill., to the late Clyde Dennis and Georgia Mae Williams Hickam, she had lived for many years in Cutler, Ill., Ava, Ill., Chester, Ill., and Colp, Ill. In 2004, she moved to Dexter where she was a member of the First Pentecostal Church...
Edna Bunch (10/07/08)
HOPE, Ark. -- Edna G. Stephens Bunch, 68, died Oct. 6, 2008, at Little Rock. Born Sept. 2, 1949, at Canalou, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Herschel and Lillian Drake Stephens. Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Edessa and Chris Walton, Elena and Casey Smillie and Laura and Matt Kidd of Hope; one brother, Phillip Stephens of Broken Bow, Okla.; three sisters, Martha Wilkening and Darlene Alligood of Sikeston, Mo., and Vonna Smith of Hope; and seven grandchildren...
Eugene Slayton (10/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Wayne Eugene "Skeeter" Slayton, 84, died Oct. 5, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 30, 1924, in Senath, son of the late Shelby Turner and Minnie Elizabeth Taylor Slayton, he was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church. He had been a maintenance foreman for Kansas City Medical University before retiring...
Estella Hinklin (10/07/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Estella Rosetta Hinklin, 79, died Oct. 6, 2008, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born July 26, 1929, at Lindy, she was the daughter of the late Nellie Eula Quick and Andrew William Baker. On Oct. 22, 1948, in New Madrid County, she married Henry Alford Hinklin, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1999...
Ruby Sample (10/07/08)
DEXTER -- Ruby Juanita Sample, 85, died Oct. 6, 2008, at her home. Born April 19, 1923, at Poplar Bluff, to the late Dewitt and Rachel McMannis Thompson, she was a homemaker. She married Theodore Sample who preceded her in death in August 1964. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Newman...
Joyce Sloan (10/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Joyce Sloan, 67, died Oct. 6, 2008, at her home in Sikeston. Born July 10, 1941, in Sikeston, daughter of Tonie Geraldine Freeman Mays Conner of Sikeston and the late Quinn Anderson Mays, she was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston. She had worked for In-Home Healthcare and Pyramid Healthcare...
Raymond Leible (10/06/08)
SIKESTON -- Raymond Charles Leible Sr., 93, died at 6:10 p.m. Oct. 4, 2008, at his home. Born Jan. 20, 1915, in Kelso, to the late William Theodore and Emma Bertha Goetz Leible, he was a retired J I Case farm implement dealer. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a charter member of Council 3151 of the Knights of Columbus...
Goldie Jennings (10/06/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Goldie Marie Jennings, 90, who died Oct. 1, 2008, were: Adam Schafer, Stephen Powell, Austin Poe, Rodney Mezo, Gordon Dodge and David Illig.
Gladys Bridges (10/06/08)
SIKESTON -- Gladys A. Bridges, 88, formerly of Bethalto, Ill., died at 9 p.m. Oct. 5, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Billy Todd (10/06/08)
CHAFFEE -- Billy Joe Todd, 77, died at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 4, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Oct. 2, 1931, at Oran, to the late Elree and Elizabeth Kaylor Todd, he had worked as a lineman for the Union Pacific Railroad and later retired from Boatman's Bank in St. Louis where he was a security guard. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War, he was of the Baptist belief...
Susie Jones (10/06/08)
BERTRAND -- Susie Jones, 99, formerly of Wickliffe, Ky., died at 4:10 a.m. Oct. 5, 2008, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Ella Miles Douglas, she was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Wickliffe and a housewife...
Patsy Merryman (10/06/08)
CHARLESTON -- Patsy Merryman, 70, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 5, 2008, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Helen Abernathy (10/06/08)
FLORISSANT -- Pallbearers for services held Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Helen Ruth Abernathy, 88, who died on Oct. 2, 2008, were: Daryl Tubbs, Darin Tubbs, David Abernathy, Johnathan Mach, Adam Sinnard and Bill Paxton.
Doris Illig (10/06/08)
DEXTER -- Doris Illig, 64, died Oct. 5, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Eugene Slayton (10/06/08)
SIKESTON -- Eugene Slayton, 84, died Oct. 5, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Gertrude R. Jones (10/05/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lifetime East Prairie resident, Gertrude Carlotta Roberts Jones, 82 years and 28 days, passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, in Cape Girardeau with her daughters at her side. She had been a short-time resident of the East Prairie Nursing Center...
Hustella Smith (10/05/08)
CHARLESTON -- Hustella Frazier Smith, 66, died Oct. 1, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 6, 1942, in Charleston, to the late Alonzo and Therssa Kirkwood Frazier, she had lived in Missouri most of her life. She was married to Levi Smith, who survives of Las Vegas...
James E. McGarity (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- James Earl McGarity, 88, who died on Sept. 25, 2008, will be interred at 1 p.m. Oct. 17, in the Columbarium Wall at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. Services will include a Military Honor Guard, eulogy by family members and prayer by the Rev. Bill McGarity...
Elzie Wethington (10/05/08)
DEXTER -- Elzie Wethington, 74, died Oct. 3, 2008, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Raymond Coatney (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Raymond Coatney, 68, who died on Oct. 2, 2008, will be: Mark Coatney, John Roland, Bob Crowley, Mike Dillard, Gary Ozment and John Wright. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday with parish prayers at 6 p.m. at the Ponder Funeral Home...
Raymond Coatney (10/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Raymond Coatney, 68, passed away Oct. 2, 2008, at his home in Sikeston. He was born Aug. 21, 1940, in Charter Oak, son of the late James Wayne and Lola Mae (Goodwin) Coatney. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a Sikeston business owner for 20 years; Louise's Super Cut -- Beauty Supply and Hair & Tanning Salon, and he had been a truck driver for Schwerman Trucking...
Donnie Atteberry (10/03/08)
HAYTI -- Donnie Farrell Atteberry, 59, died Oct. 1, 2008, at his home. Born Feb. 15, 1947, at Portageville, he was the son of the late Elmer Lewis and Vonie Kirby Atteberry. Survivors include: two brothers, Elmer Lewis Atteberry Jr. of Show Low, Ariz., and David Atteberry of Blytheville, Ark.; and six sisters, Alice Carnell and Janet Chidester of Hayti, Joyce Leonard of Portageville, Judy Schmidt and Sherry Whittemore of Dexter and Barbara Chidester of Benton...
Goldie Jennings (10/03/08)
DEXTER -- Goldie Marie Jennings, 90, died Oct. 1, 2008, at the Cypress Point Care Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 15, 1918, in Gray Ridge, to the late Noah Hardin and Katie Bell Jines Smith, she had spent over 32 years in Michigan where she was a member of the Eastern Star. In 1974, she moved back to Dexter where she attended the Second General Baptist Church...
Dolan Rogers (10/03/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Dolan Rogers, 83, who died on Oct. 1, 2008, are: Danny Meeks, Garland Hughes, Larry Miller, Leonard Lett, David Peters and Phillip Warren.
Gertrude Jones (10/03/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Gertrude Roberts Jones, 82, died Oct. 3, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Helen Abernathy (10/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Helen Ruth Abernathy, 88, died at 5:45 a.m. Oct. 2, 2008, at St. Sophia's Nursing Home in Florissant. Born June 9, 1920, in Calico Rock, Ark., to the late Oscar and Mela Ethel Foster Fisk, she was a homemaker and a former member of the United Pentecostal Church in Sikeston...
Juanita Joyce (10/03/08)
ORAN -- Juanita Joyce, 85, died Oct. 1, 2008, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 25, 1922, at Randles, to the late Floyd Dee and Beulah Spain Blue, she was a retired machine operator for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and a member of the First Baptist Church of Oran...
Dolan Rogers (10/02/08)
SIKESTON -- The Rev. Dolan Franklin Rogers, 83, died at 2:23 a.m. Oct. 1, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 25, 1925, in Sardis, Tenn., to the late Stephen Franklin and Mary Jane "Janie" Robins Rogers, he was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II. ...
Norma Eichhorn (10/02/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Norma Almedia Eichhorn, 73, died Sept. 30, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 6, 1935, in Kinder, daughter of the late Cassie Jack and Murl Stroup Watson, she had lived in Puxico until the early 1950s when she moved to St. Louis. She was employed by Rexall Drugs in St. Louis where she worked packaging drugs. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Donnie Atteberry (10/02/08)
HAYTI -- Donnie Atteberry, 59, died Oct. 1, 2008, at his home in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Elvira Metz (10/02/08)
ORAN -- Elvira B. Metz, 91, died Oct. 1, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 31, 1916, in Grafton, Ill, daughter of the late Frank A. and Stella E. Vogelbacher Metz, she graduated from Oran High School in 1934 and later graduated from Latamier Business College in Cape Girardeau. ...
Kenneth Reeves (10/02/08)
DES ARC -- Kenneth W. Reeves, 47, died Sept. 27, 2008, at Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1961, at Wyatt, to Norris and Joan Frederick of Des Arc, he worked as a mechanic for an oil refinery. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one son, Russell Reeves of Melbourne, Fla.; two daughters, Amber Gail Morris of Ponce City, Okla., and Alisha Lynch of Bertrand; two brothers, Kyle Jones of Bell City and Lyle Jones of Oran; one stepbrother, Randy Frederick of Breaux Bridge, La.; two sisters, Theresa Shane of Linn and Ginger Jones of Sikeston; two stepsisters, Carla Robin and Chantel Leblanc both of Breaux Bridge; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Maggie Broadway (10/02/08)
SIKESTON -- Maggie Broadway, 50, died Sept. 27, 2008, at St. Louis. Born Feb. 26, 1958, she was the daughter of Irma Jean Jones of Marston and the late Jimmy Jones. Survivors include: three sons and a daughter-in-law, Anthony and Linda Jones of Lilbourn and Marcus Long and Eddie Jones of Sikeston; one daughter, Leah Jones of Sikeston; two brothers, Jimmy Jones Jr. ...
Phyllis Bailey (10/01/08)
CHARLESTON -- Phyllis Ann Bailey, 57, died at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 30, 2008, at her son's home in Anniston. Born Aug. 7, 1951, in Monett, Ark., to Albert Phillip Bailey of Anniston and the late Margie Frances Bradford Bailey, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County...
Geraldine Burnett (10/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Geraldine Burnett, 76, died Sept. 29, 2008, at her home. Born Jan. 22, 1932, in Warrior, Ala., daughter of the late Hubert and Nettie Mae (Watkins) Barrow, she was a member of the former Temple Baptist Church. On Dec. 12, 1947, she married Frank Burnett, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 2007...
Mickey Rice (10/01/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Mildred "Mickey" Rice died Sept. 29, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Daughter of the late John W. Clubb and Bertha V. Gregory Clubb, she was a former telephone operator in Bernie and a waitress for many years. She was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church...
Opal Greer (10/01/08)
CHARLESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for Opal Fleming Greer, 95, who died Sept. 29, 2008, will be: Gary Fleming, Dennis Fleming, Bob Greer, Joe Greer, Albert Goodin and Al Drinkwater...
Lee Hamilton (10/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Lee Andrew "Lamus" Hamilton, 70, died Sept. 28, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 16, 1938, in Kewanee, son of the late David and Morean Hamilton, he attended Hooe Public School and retired from General Motors Corporation in St. Louis in 1972. He was a member of the Masonic Harmony Lodge 40 and New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Haywood City...
Shirley Amos (10/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Spirit Life Ministries Church for Shirley Ann Amos, 73, who died Sept. 26, 2008, were: Logan Gilmore, Barry Hooper, Kevin Becker, Joey Heckert, Jeff Gates and Rocky Chappell. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...