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Obituaries from December 2008

Theolone Spencer (12/31/08)
HAYWARD -- Theolone Burgess Spencer, 84, died Dec. 30, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include: three sons, Larry Wayne Spencer and Charles Henry Spencer of Hayward and Joseph Emery "Jimmy" Spencer of Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Linda Jo Wagner of Hayward; three sisters, Alma Jean Cook of Nashville and Margaret Boblitt and Juanita Stewart of Memphis, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Linnie Andrew (12/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Linnie Lee Andrews, 45, died Dec. 25, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 25, 1963, in St. Louis, to Flora and Harold Granger of St. Louis, he graduated from Scott Central High School then moved to Marion, Ind., where he was employed by RCA...
Jonathan Morrow (12/31/08)
BENTON -- Jonathan Howard Morrow, 30, died Dec. 29, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1978, at Cape Girardeau, to Richard R. and Connie Sue New Morrow who survive of rural Benton, he had lived in Scott County his entire life and was a 1997 graduate of Kelly High School. Baptized at the New Savannah Baptist Church, he was a member of the Unity Baptist Church and had been employed at the Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston until 2005...
Edna Holt (12/31/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Edna Euladene Holt, 84, died Dec. 29, 2008, at Casper, Wyo. Born Feb. 22, 1924, at Portageville, to the late Benjamin Conley and Icie Elizabeth Todd Wrather, she attended Scott and Portageville Schools. In 1971, she graduated from Career Girl Beauty College in Michigan. In 1976, she returned to Portageville and later moved in 2007 to Casper, Wyo. She was of the Baptist belief...
Jonathan Morrow (12/30/08)
BENTON -- Jonathan Morrow died Dec. 29, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Freida Bailey (12/30/08)
CLARKTON --Freida Lavern Bailey, 84, died Dec. 28, 2008, at the Gideon Care Center. Born April 27, 1924, at Holcomb, to the late Van Allen and Pearl Ellen Dennis Key, she was a secretary, a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarkton...
Betty Crowley (12/30/08)
BERTRAND -- Betty Sue Davis-Crowley, 69, died at 1:09 p.m. Dec. 28, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 27, 1939, at Charleston, to the late Anderson and Opal Oliver Davis, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County. She had worked at Brown Shoe, had been a cook for the R-1 School District in Charleston and was a member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church...
Sam Bodine (12/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Sam Bodine, formerly of Marston, died Dec. 29, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Louise Moreton (12/30/08)
WYATT -- Lois Louise Kunz Moreton, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at her home in Wyatt. She was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Wyatt, daughter to the late Charles Anthony and Anna Lee Hutcheson Kunz. She lived her entire life in the community of Wyatt where she was a life member of the Wyatt United Methodist Church until its closing and then moved her membership to the Charleston United Methodist Church. ...
Jay Blankenship Jr. (12/29/08)
NEW MADRID -- James "Jay" Allen Blankenship Jr., 82, died Dec. 28, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 7, 1926, in Kentucky, to the late Allen and Lura Walton Blankenship, he was a farmer for many years. After retiring, he served as presiding commissioner of New Madrid County for 12 years. ...
Jim Robison (12/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the First United Methodist Church for James R. Robison, 69, who died on Dec. 23, 2008, were: Tripp Dacus, Jon Gilmore, John Bob Wilson, Jeff Dacus, Chipper Thornton, Jeff Crowe, Larry Rebman and Mark Reintjes...
Frances Johnson (12/29/08)
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. -- Frances Lorraine Johnson, 91, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Dec. 10, 2008, at her home. Born July 7, 1917, in Charleston, to the late Francis M. and Jessie Lynch Robinson, she had lived in Lake Havasu City for 28 years and was a member of the Catholic Church...
Betty Crowley (12/29/08)
BERTRAND -- Betty Sue Crowley, 69, died at 1:09 p.m. Dec. 28, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Louise Moreton (12/29/08)
WYATT -- Louise Kunz Moreton, 92, died Dec. 28, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
John Brehmer (12/29/08)
DEXTER -- John William Brehmer, 63, died Dec. 28, 2008, at his home. Born June 27, 1945, in Alva, Okla., to the late Elmer W. and Lillie Looney Brehmer, he was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter where he served as head elder. A former member of the Citizen Bank Board of Directors and owner of Brehmer Fertilizer in Dexter, he helped with the leadership of the 4-H program and the Stoddard County Extension Council for many years...
Olline Bolen (12/29/08)
WAPPAPELLO -- Olline Bolen, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 26, 2008 at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born May 4, 1922 in Bernie, she was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and was a homemaker. On Feb. 25, 1939, in Risco, she married Woodrow George Bolen, who preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2007...
Everett Medler (12/29/08)
DEXTER --Everett Medler, 93, died Dec. 27, 2008, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 10, 1915, in Bernie, son of the late Raymond Medler and Mamye Lucas Medler, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former inspector with Elder Manufacturing Company and Arvin Automotive and a former presser with Medler's Cleaners in Dexter. ...
Ida Funkhouser (12/29/08)
CHAFFEE -- Ida Mae Funkhouser, 79, died at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 27, 2008, at her daughter's home in Charleston. Born July 6, 1929, at Delta, she was the daughter of the late John and Ella Pearl Cole Chapman. A retired machine operator from Tricon Industry in Cape Girardeau, she was a member of the Church of God in Jackson...
Bo Sandusky Jr. (12/29/08)
DEXTER -- Jerry Lloyd "Bo" Sandusky Jr., 39, died Dec. 27, 2008, in the emergency room at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 28, 1969, at Kansas City, Mo., to Jerry Lloyd and Janet Hensley Sandusky Sr. of rural Dexter, he was a student at Three Rivers Community College at Poplar Bluff...
Mary Higgins (12/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Mary E. Higgins, 64, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:15 a.m. Dec. 27, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 22, 1944, in Mississippi County, to the late Arlie and Selester Goff Scott, she had lived the past 20 years in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Angela Davis (12/29/08)
CHARLESTON -- Angela Sue Davis, 39, died Dec. 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 29, 1969, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Micheal DeCaro of Lakeland, Fla., and Linda Paro of Sikeston. On March 19, 2004, she married Ronnie Johnson Davis, and he survives of the home...
Eleanor Aubuchon (12/29/08)
DEXTER -- Eleanor C. Aubuchon, 91, died Dec. 26, 2008, at the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 23, 1917, in Bronaugh, daughter of the late J. Arthur and Mae Combs Brown, she had lived in Desloge, Williamsville, Bloomfield, Cape Girardeau and Malden before moving to Dexter in 1992. She was a retired school teacher and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Malden, Missouri...
Wanda Adkins (12/28/08)
BERNIE -- Wanda Adkins,79, died Dec. 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1929, at Flint, to the late Ephriam and Opal Thelma Trent Robinett, she was a homemaker and a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church where she has served as treasurer for over 30 years...
Deanie Woodard (12/28/08)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dorothy Dean "Deanie" Woodard, 83, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Dec. 24, 2008, at the Arlington Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 13, 1925, in East Prairie, to the late Steve Wallace and Goldia Lucille Yount Durbin, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the Nelson Memorial Methodist Church. In 1978, she moved to Arlington where she was a personnel consultant for Personnel Plus...
Everett Medler (12/28/08)
DEXTER -- Everett Medler, 93, died Dec. 27, 2008, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lola Smith (12/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Lola Smith, 86, died Dec. 26, 2008, at Hunter Acres in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Elmer Hutson (12/28/08)
BERTRAND -- Elmer R. Hutson Sr., 89, died Dec. 26, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 24, 1919, in Charleston, to the late John L. and Gladys M. Anderson Hutson, he returned to Mississippi County in 1991, he had lived in Bertrand since 2005 and was a member of the South Side Baptist Church in Charleston. He was a retired farmer and truck driver...
Elman Gibbs (12/28/08)
MORLEY -- Elman William Gibbs, 87, died Dec. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 6, 1921, in Zalma, to the late John William "Bill" and Lillie Venita Cullins Gibbs, he served from 1939 to September 1942 in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where served as a surgeon technician in Southern France and Rhineland Campaign until November 1945. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct medal...
Jack Thornton (12/26/08)
KINGMAN, Ariz. -- John Thomas "Jack" Thornton, 33, died Dec. 23, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Wanda Adkins (12/26/08)
BERNIE -- Wanda Adkins, 79, died Dec. 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Elman Gibbs (12/26/08)
MORLEY -- Elman William Gibbs, 87, died Dec. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Dorothy Woodard (12/26/08)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dorothy "Deanie" Woodard, 83, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Dec. 24, 2008, in the Arlington Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Russell Kelley (12/26/08)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Russell Kelley, 86, who died on Dec. 19, 2008, were: Tim Martin, Kelley Henson, Karl Kelley, Ronnie Martin, Justin Henson and Leonard Kelley.
James Vires (12/26/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- James Alvin Vires, 68, died Dec. 24, 2008, at Portageville. Born Feb. 13, 1940, at Hornersville, to Zettie Vires of Chicago and the late John Roosevelt Vires, he was a construction worker, from which he retired. He then worked as a farmer...
Rutha Wylie (12/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Rutha Lawrence Wylie, 91, died Dec. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 29, 1917, near Dallas in Fannon County, Texas, to the late Sam William and Minerva DeWitt Blackshear, she was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Hattie Shoffner (12/24/08)
CHARLESTON -- Hattie E. Warren Shoffner, 85, died at 11:19 p.m. Dec. 22, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 14, 1923, in Myrtle, Miss., to the late Theodore and Annie Warren, in November 1941 she moved to Mississippi County where she and her husband farmed in the Bridges community for several years. ...
Hazel Amos (12/24/08)
WYATT -- Hazel L. Amos, 75, died Dec. 18, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. Born Jan. 18, 1933, in Catron, to the late Guy and Ida Cross Amos, she lived most of her life in Missouri and was a member of the Wyatt Police Force. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Dollester and Goldus Jackson of Peoria, Ill.; two brothers, Murray Asbury of Sikeston and Charles Amos of Detroit; two sisters, Alma Jean Clinton of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Ruby Dowell of Wyatt; and seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.. ...
Edvira Leible (12/24/08)
KELSO -- Edvira Josephine Leible, 93, died Dec. 22, 2008, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1915, in Kelso, to the late Edward Stephen and Hermina Mary Compas Hahn, she was a homemaker. On April 22, 1946, in Kelso, she married Fred Willard Leible, who preceded her in death...
Sikeston lawyer, civic leader Jim Robison, 69, dies (12/24/08)
SIKESTON -- James R. Robison, 69, died Dec. 23, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born May 17, 1939, to the late Jack and Sybil Pixley Robison on Goose Pond Hill in Bollinger County. When he was a child, his family moved to Advance where he attended elementary and high school. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1961 and the University of Missouri Law School in 1964...
Elizabeth Markland (12/24/08)
BLODGETT -- Elizabeth Ann Markland, 59, died at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 7, 1949, in Adams, Mass., to Edith Lee Dickinson of Smyrna, Del., and the late Wallace H. Dickinson, she worked for Sonic for 13 years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Ann Hornback (12/24/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Elizabeth Ann Hornback, 58, who died on Dec. 21, 2008, were: Joe Hornback, Joe Head, Annie Mills, Marshall Hicks, Greg Smiley and H.A. Vanover.
Myra Lalumendier (12/24/08)
KANKAKEE, Ill. -- Myra J. Lalumendier, 78, died Dec. 22, 2008, at her home. Born May 24, 1930, in Chaffee, Mo., daughter of the late Edward O. and Jessie E. Myers Killian, she had worked at Shapiro Developmental Center and Riverside Hospital, both in Kankakee and also had worked at Brown She Factory in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was a member of the Gospel Assembly in Bourbonnais...
Angel Schwieger (12/24/08)
CHARLESTON -- Angel Chandler Schwieger, 47, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at her home in Charleston. She was born Oct. 8, 1961, at Laguna Beach, Calif., to the late Jimmie J. and Rosella P. "Rosie" Scheffer Chandler. Moving to Charleston in 1978, she was a 1979 graduate of Charleston High School. ...
Jim Bob Winger (12/24/08)
CHARLESTON - Robert "Jim Bob" Winger, 83, died Dec. 22, 2008, at the Charleston Manor. Born Nov. 10, 1925, in the Belmont community of Mississippi County to the late Joseph and Berry Ringo Bone Winger, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County, attended school in Columbus, Ky., then Fish Lake School, and was an eighth grade graduate of St. ...
Pud Kelley (12/23/08)
PUXICO -- Russell "Pud" Kelley, 86, died Dec. 19, 2008, at the Avalon Gardens in St. Louis. Born Nov. 5, 1922, in Puxico, to the late Leonard and Leslie Brown Kelley, he had lived in St. Louis before moving to Puxico in 1985. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a life member of VFW Post 7522 in Puxico and a member of the Puxico Masonic Lodge...
Nita Kirrane (12/23/08)
AIKEN, S.C. -- Nita Louise Kirrane, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. She was born Dec. 6, 1926, in Bloomfield, Mo., to John and Iva (Bennett) Skelton. The family moved to Sikeston where Louise attended school. She graduated from Sikeston High School in 1944...
Geraldine Hall (12/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Geraldine Hall, 80, formerly of East Prairie, died Dec. 22, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 28, 1928, in Mississippi County near Charleston, to the late Edd and Willie Bullard Badgett, she was a member of the Nelson Memorial Methodist Church in East Prairie. She had worked for 14 years as a bookkeeper at Winchester Chevrolet in East Prairie and also managed farm ground...
Hattie Shoffner (12/23/08)
CHARLESTON -- Hattie Shoffner, 85, of rural Charleston, died Dec. 22, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Jim Robison (12/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Jim Robison, 78, died at 5:52 a.m. Dec. 23, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Norma Miller (12/22/08)
CHAFFEE -- Norma Amanda Miller, 80, died at 10:15 p.m. Dec. 20, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1928, at New Hamburg, to the late Joseph and Rosalie Scheeter Wiedefeld, she was a retired seamstress from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and later worked in the Chaffee Grade School cafeteria. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Dorris Allen (12/22/08)
DEXTER -- Dorris E. Allen, 81, died Dec. 20, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Nov. 9, 1927, at Peach Orchard, to the late Luther E. and Mary Edith Smith Allen, he was a member of the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Malden and a former laborer for Federal-Mogul and the Malden Public School System...
Brenda Tilley (12/22/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Brenda Kay Tilley, 56, died Dec. 20, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Nov. 15, 1952, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of Cristola Cobb Foushee of Bloomfield and the late Clarence James Foushee. On Aug. 26, 1994, at Bloomfield, she married Gerald Douglas "Shorty" Tilley who preceded her in death on April 17, 2007...
Angel Schwieger (12/22/08)
CHARLESTON -- Angel Chandler Schwieger, 47, died Dec. 19, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1961, at Laguna Beach, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Jimmie J. and Rosella P. "Rosie" Scheffer Chandler. After moving to Charleston in 1978, she was a 1979 graduate of Charleston High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Charleston...
Ann Hornback (12/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Elizabeth Ann Hornback, 58, died Dec. 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Sikeston, daughter of Pauline (Willey) Hicks of Sikeston and the late Marshal Hicks. She was a member of Rockview Methodist Church and had worked in patient accounts for Missouri Delta Medical Center until retiring after 39 years...
Joella Thurmond (12/22/08)
CHARLESTON -- Joella Moore Thurmond, 74, formerly of Charleston, died at 10:19 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2008, at The Manor in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 22, 1934, in Charleston, to the late James Dennis and Margaret Moore Thurmond, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. She had attended the University of Alabama...
Audrey Pope (12/22/08)
BERNIE -- Audrey Walker Pope, 88, died Dec. 20, 2008, at her home. Born June 28, 1920, at Bernie, to the late Loren Howard and Edna Elizabeth Blakeman Fritts, she had worked as a waitress and cotton picker and attended the First Pentecostal Church in Bernie...
Russell Kelley (12/22/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Russell Kelley, 86, formerly of Puxico, died Dec. 19, 2008, at the Avalon Gardens nursing center in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Puxico. Visitation is scheduled from 11 p.m. Tuesday until time for services at 1 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico...
Audrey Pope (12/21/08)
BERNIE -- Audrey Pope, 88, died Dec. 20, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Angel Schwieger (12/21/08)
CHARLESTON - Angel Schwieger, 47, died at 5:40 p.m. Dec. 19, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Bertie Johnson (12/21/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Bertie Lou Johnson, 77, who died Dec. 15, 2008, were: Jason Johnson, Mike Johnson, Scott Bomar, Shannon Bomar, Sean Bomar, Shana Bomar, Jared Bomar, Aaron Johnson, Alex Johnson, Eric Hall and Landon Hall...
Ida Wood (12/19/08)
GIDEON -- Ida Josephine Wood, 86, died Dec. 16, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 24, 1922, at Willow Springs, to the late Ivan Joseph and Lilly Jane Rader Reno, she was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Gideon. On May 31, 1941, she married Wallace William Wood who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1992...
Maxine True (12/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Maxine True, 72, died Dec. 18, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 29, 1936, in Booneville, Miss., to the late William Shelby and Effie Mae Burress Thorne, she was a homemaker, a childcare provider and a member of Church on the Rock...
Pamela Abelson (12/19/08)
TACOMA, Wash. -- Pamela Sue Abelson, 58, died Dec. 15, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 26, 1950, in Poplar Bluff, to Gail and Gale Allen King of Jackson, she attended grade school in Perryville. She graduated from Truman High School in Independence and was a graduate of the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music where she received a degree in choral music and a master's degree in curriculum development. ...
Bert Rolwing (12/18/08)
TEXAS BEND COMMUNITY -- Albert Edward "Bert" Rolwing, 74, died Dec. 16, 2008, at his home in the Texas Bend Community of Mississippi County. He was born Dec. 22, 1933, in the Texas Bend Community, to the late Paul Rolwing and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wessels Rolwing. ...
Ernestine Wright (12/18/08)
CHARLESTON -- Ernestine Gilmore Wright, or Ernie, as she was affectionately known by her family and legions of friends, has embarked on a new journey beginning Dec. 15, 2008. Always a lover of the many wonders of this world, which she traveled widely in her many years, her voyage now is to that ultimate destination that we who remain earthbound can only dimly imagine, to join the family circle who awaits her. ...
Kontrell Hale (12/18/08)
BENTON -- Kontrell "Konnie" Hale, 42, died Dec. 16, 2008, at his home. Born July 26, 1966, in St. Louis, son of Morris Hale of Benton and the late Elizabeth Ann Vinson Hale, he was an automobile mechanic at Ron's Foreign Car and attended Unity Baptist Church...
John E. Launius (12/18/08)
DEXTER -- John Launius, 87, departed this life Dec. 13, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 31, 1921, in Essex, to the late E.Y. Launius and Gertrude Penigar Launius, John served in the European Theater during World War II as a second lieutenant in the U.S. ...
Mary Ellen Jennings (12/18/08)
BERNIE -- Mary Ellen Jennings, 74, died Dec. 16, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 15, 1934, at Bernie, daughter of the late Joe and Betty Byrd Wilmath, she was a homemaker and a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie...
W.E. Farris (12/18/08)
WARDELL -- W.E. Farris, 83, died Dec. 16, 2008, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born Jan. 19, 1925, in Arkansas, the son of the late Al and Carrie Billetdoux Farris, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wardell. On Jan. 19, 1945, in Piggott, Ark., he married Dorris Warth who preceded him in death...
Helen Summers (12/18/08)
BERNIE -- Helen L. Summers, 94, died Dec. 16, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born April 24, 1914, at Paragould, Ark., to the late Bertis and Della Jones Causey, she was a homemaker and had been a school teacher for a short time. She was a member of the Poplins Club Homemakers Extension of Bernie and a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church where she served as treasurer...
Bert Rolwing (12/17/08)
TEXAS BEND COMMUNITY -- Albert Edward "Bert" Rolwing, 74, died Dec. 16, 2008, at his home in the Texas Bend Community of Mississippi County. He was born Dec. 22, 1933, in the Texas Bend Community, to the late Paul Rolwing and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wessels Rolwing. ...
W.E. Farris (12/17/08)
WARDELL -- W.E. Farris, 83, died Dec. 16, 2008, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Barbara Chilcutt (12/17/08)
ELLSINORE -- Barbara Ann Skinner Chilcutt, 66, formerly of Charleston, died at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 2008 at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 30, 1942, in Charleston, to the late James Doris and Ella Gertrude Terrell Skinner, she was a member of the Bellview Baptist Church at Doniphan and had been employed as a waitress at Bessie's Cafe in Charleston...
Frank Betts (12/17/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Frank L.C. Betts, 65, died Dec. 12, 2008, at his home. Born June 15, 1943, in Charleston, to the late Jim and Mattie Johnson Betts, he retired from ABF Freight in July 2005 and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from Feb. 11, 1963 to June 6, 1966...
Reva Howell (12/17/08)
MARSTON -- Reva E. Howell died Dec. 12, 2008, at her home. She was 95 years old being born on Feb. 16, 1913, to the late Charley Delmus and Elsie Odie Hampton. She was married on Aug. 26, 1932, to Delmer Howell, who preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1980. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Otis and Chester Hampton; and one sister, Marie Inmen...
Sallie Gentry (12/17/08)
BERTRAND -- Sallie Elizabeth Peyton Gentry, 93, died Dec. 15, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Nov. 17, 1915, in the Hough community of New Madrid County, to the late Mack Willett and Ruby Ann Anderson Peyton, she had lived most of her life in Bertrand where she was employed at the Bertrand Nursing Center a number of years until her retirement. She was a member of the Abundant Grace Fellowship in Bertrand...
Bertie Johnson (12/17/08)
DEXTER -- Bertie Lou Johnson, 77, died Dec. 15, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1931, in Patterson, Ark., daughter of the late Albert Nathaniel and Cora Elizabeth Tippy Owens, she had lived in Dexter since 1960. She and her husband had owned Johnson Refrigeration before retirement and she was of the Baptist belief...
Rayshad Lofton (12/17/08)
NEW MADRID -- Rayshad "Lil C" Lofton, 2, died Dec. 11, 2008, at his home. Born July 14, 2006, in Sikeston, he was the son of Michelle Thompson of New Madrid and Irving Lofton of Little Rock, Ark. Other survivors include: one sister, Roniah Jenise Ray of New Madrid; grandmother, Deborah Thompson of New Madrid; grandfather, Rick Brown of Lilbourn; two aunts, Kimberly Thompson and Lisa Taylor, and seven uncles, Davion and Tyrelle Thompson, Henry Otey, Freddie Jr., Tyrone Sr., Anthony and Albert Lofton.. ...
Densil Morgan Sr. (12/17/08)
DEXTER -- Densil O. Morgan Sr., 70, died Dec. 15, 2008, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 29, 1938, at Puxico, son of the late Earnest and Alma Robinson Morgan, he was a former maintenance man for Hudson Foods, a manager of rental property and of the Baptist belief...
Gerald Kelley Sr. (12/17/08)
SEYMOUR, Tenn. -- Gerald Edward Kelley, Sr., 70, died Dec. 15, 2008. His wife, Patricia Irene Kelley, preceded him in death. Survivors include: one son, Gerald Edward Kelley Jr.; one daughter, Rose Kelley; one brother, Ray Kelley; and one grandson, James Kelley...
John E. Launius (12/16/08)
DEXTER -- John Launius, 87, departed this life Dec. 13, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 31, 1921, in Essex, to the late E.Y. Launius and Gertrude Penigar Launius, John served in the European Theater during World War II as a second lieutenant in the U.S. ...
John Doerschlen (12/16/08)
PERRYVILLE -- John Frederic Doerschlen, 42, died Dec. 14, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Perryville. Born Sept. 24, 1966, in Ruislip, England, to Roy and Jacqueline Holden Doerschlen of Bloomfield, he was employed as a machinist by TG America in Perryville...
Ernestine Wright (12/16/08)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Ernestine Gilmore Wright, 91, formerly of Charleston, Mo. and Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Dec. 15, 2008, at the Sunrise Mount Vernon Assisted Living Center in Alexandria. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston...
Louise Cates (12/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Louise L. Cates, 83, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born April 11, 1925, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of the late Marvin and Ethel Ables Baugus. She was a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church and her husband, father, and brother all helped build the first church...
Thomas Maddox (12/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Thomas Maddox, 60, died at 12:27 p.m. Dec. 15, 2008, at his home. Born March 12, 1948, in New Madrid, to the late Jerome and Catherine Dolan Maddox, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a service technician and retired from Southwestern Bell...
Barbara Chilcutt (12/16/08)
ELLSINORE -- Barbara Ann Skinner Chilcutt, 66, formerly of Charleston, died Dec. 13, 2008, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Mary Jennings (12/16/08)
DEXTER -- Mary Jennings, 74, died Dec. 16, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Densil Morgan (12/16/08)
DEXTER -- Densil O. Morgan, 70, died Dec. 15, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sallie Gentry (12/16/08)
BERTRAND -- Sallie Gentry, 93, died Dec. 15, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Allene Baker (12/15/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Allene Baker, 84, died at 3:20 p.m. Dec. 12, 2008, in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Born May 2, 1924, to the late Harvey L. and Loula M. Crice Arington, in the Bird's Point community in Mississippi County, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Roberta Tanner (12/15/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Roberta V. Tanner, 92, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 12, 2008, at Memphis. Born Sept. 29,1916, in Portageville, to the late Robert and Allibe Harrilson Branch, she was a member and a choir member of the Leawood Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 25 years...
Orlen Gaines (12/15/08)
DEXTER -- Orlen Gaines, 97, died Dec. 13, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 15, 1911, in Stoddard County, to the late W.G. and Lula Lee Dowdy Gaines, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II and a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Helen Martin (12/15/08)
MINER -- Helen V. Martin, 86, of Miner Nursing Center and formerly of Mississippi County died Dec. 12, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 22, 1922, in the Bement community of Mississippi County, to the late Clarence William and Flora Irene Smith Presson, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Bridges United Methodist Church and the Lusk Chapel Extension Club...
James Hinds (12/15/08)
BENTON, Ky. -- James Thomas Hinds, 81, died Dec. 12, 2008, in Benton. Born to the late Charles and Ruth Carter-Carson Hinds, he served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He taught math, biology and agriculture in the New Madrid, Mo., and Crossville, Ill., public school systems and also worked with the Marshall County Refuse Department and the Lourdes Dietary Department...
Louise Cates (12/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Louise Cates, 83, died Dec. 15, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Everett Hays Sr. (12/14/08)
SIKESTON - Everett William Hays Sr., 90, died at 9:50 a.m. Dec. 12, 2008, at his son's home in Sikeston. Born May 6, 1918, in Hartman, Ark., to the late James Washington and Edna Mae Brotherton Hays, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was employed in the propane gas industry for 40 years retiring from MFA Oil Company of Charleston. ...
Kathleen Shelton (12/14/08)
CHAFFEE - Kathleen Pearl Shelton, 75, died at 3:50 p.m. Dec. 11, 2008. Born June 27, 1933, at Crump to the late Spencer and Fugie May Wilkinson Reynolds, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church at Whitewater. On Sept. 3, 1979, she married Otho Allen Shelton, who survives of the home...
Paul Smith (12/14/08)
DEXTER -- Paul David Smith, 39, died Dec. 12, 2008, in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 1, 1969, to David Smith and Dannett Sue Joiner Cates of Dexter, he was the owner and operator of Computer Smarts in Dexter...
Fred R. Golightly (12/14/08)
LAREDO, Texas -- Fred R. Golightly, 58, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Dec. 11, 2008, in Laredo. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Alene Baker (12/14/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alene Baker, 84, died Dec. 12, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Betty Farrow (12/14/08)
JACKSON -- Betty Ann Farrow, 79, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Since 1996, she had been a resident of various local nursing homes. She was born April 14, 1929, in St. Louis, to Joseph "Joe" W. and Charlotte Dahill Masterson. She attended Cape Central High School...
Roberta V. Tanner (12/14/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Roberta V. Tanner, 92, died Dec. 12, 2008, in Memphis. Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. Monday until time for services at 1 p.m. Monday at the DeLisle Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
Helen Martin (12/14/08)
MINER - Helen V. Martin, 86, died Dec. 12, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Henry Treadwell (12/12/08)
WYATT -- Henry Treadwell, 66, died Dec. 6, 2008, in Wyatt. Born Aug. 27, 1942, in St. Louis, to the late Henry and Lovey Douglas Treadwell, he was a lifelong Missouri resident and involved in farming. He married Louise Brown, who preceded him in death. He later married Cornelia Dunnigan, who survives of the home...
Anna Wilson (12/12/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Anna Ellen Wilson, 93, died at 9:35 p.m. Dec. 9, 2008, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born July 3, 1915, in New Madrid County, to the late Frank and Martha E. Glodo Bailey, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Wolf Island Baptist Church...
Ester Morgan (12/12/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home for Ester L. Morgan, 92, who died Dec. 9, 2008, were: Bill Morgan, Dale Morgan, Bob Robertson, Larry Robertson and Greg Abernathy.
Nob Triplett (12/11/08)
ESSEX -- Charles Norval "Nob" Triplett, 93, died Dec. 10, 2008. Born June 9, 1915, in Idalia, son of the late Charles and Nellie Williamson Triplett, he was a carpenter and a member of the A.R.K. of Hope Church in Dexter. On May 24, 1939, in Dexter, he married Betty Baker who preceded him in death on March 10, 1984...
Geneva Voelker (12/11/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Geneva Elizabeth Voelker, 88, who died Dec. 9, 2008, will be: Dr. Donald Voelker, David Newton, Robert Templeton, John Testa, Ron Newton and Ron Payne. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Geneva Voelker (12/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Geneva Elizabeth Voelker, 88, died Dec. 9, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late Rev. William S. and Cleo Williams Bailey, she co-owned and operated Voelker's Jewelry Store in Sikeston for many years. ...
Henry Treadwell (12/10/08)
WYATT -- Henry Treadwell, 66, died Dec. 6, 2008, in Wyatt. Born Aug. 27, 1942, in St. Louis, to the late Henry and Lovey Douglas Treadwell, he was a lifelong Missouri resident and involved in farming. He married Louise Brown, who preceded him in death. He later married Cornelia Dunnigan, who survives of the home...
Frank Ash (12/10/08)
LILBOURN -- Frank William Ash, 75, died Dec. 9, 2008. Born Dec. 28, 1932, in Braggadocio, to the late George and Rillie Fowler Ash, he was the mayor of Lilbourn for two years. He retired from Curtis Industries in Cleveland, Ohio, after 35 years and was also the owner of the Lilbourn Pawn Shop. ...
Ester Morgan (12/10/08)
SIKESTON - Ester L. Morgan, 90, died Dec. 9, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 23, 1917, daughter of the late Thomas R. and Paralee Nobles Robertson, she was a member of the General Baptist Church in Morehouse. On Sept. 28, 1935, she married W.E. "Bill" Morgan, who preceded her in death May 17, 1983...
Shirley Ellis (12/10/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for Shirley Ann Ellis, 68, who died Dec. 6, 2008, were: Darrell Hoskins Sr., Darrell Hoskins Jr., Jackie Hays Sr., Jackie Hays Jr., Robert Tibbs and Ronnie Knuckles...
Nob Triplett (12/10/08)
ESSEX -- Charles "Nob" Triplett, 93, died Dec. 10, 2008, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margaret Bell (12/10/08)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Margaret Ann Bell, 80, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Dec. 5, 2008. Born May 14, 1928, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late John Harold Bruce and Gladys Caldwell Bruce, she was a member of the Creative Life Church in Hot Springs...
Jackie Harrison (12/10/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter for Jackie Harrison, 58, who died Dec. 6, 2008, were: Chad Harrison, Doy Creed, Ed Pope, Scott Townsend, Kevin Britton and Larry Watkins.
Anna Wilson (12/10/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Anna Ellen Wilson, 93, died at 9:35 p.m. Dec. 9, 2008 at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Blanche Traw (12/09/08)
MORLEY -- Blanche Traw, 91, died at 11:25 p.m. Dec. 7, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 18, 1917, in Pocohontas, Ark., to the late Martin and Amanda Nearns Harris, she was a retired cook for Chaffee General Hospital and Morley Cafe. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Morley...
Nina Clubb (12/09/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Nina Mae Clubb, 95, died Dec. 5, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Sept. 23, 1913, near Dexter, to the late Arthur and Laura Atkisson Markland, she was a former seamstress at Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter. She was of the Baptist belief...
Charles Johnson (12/09/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held at 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Charles D. Johnson, 86, who died Dec. 5, 2008, were: Garry Warner, George Parker, John Mobley, Roger Sherman, Don Pratt, and Nelson Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were R.C. Richards and Bob Meyer...
Geneva Voelker (12/09/08)
SIKESTON - Geneva Voelker, 88, died Dec. 9, 2008 at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Ester Morgan (12/09/08)
SIKESTON - Ester L. Morgan, 92, died Dec. 9, 2008 at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Opal Lawson (12/08/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Opal Lawson, 87, died Dec. 7, 2008, at Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 22, 1921, in Catron, she was the daughter of the late Aloheus Ernie and Lydia Kathryn Graham Fair. Survivors include: three sons, Sammy Lawson and Roger Lawson of Portageville and Ernie Lawson of Poplar Bluff; two daughters, Florence Dugger of Sikeston and Sherry Hooe of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Vearl Fair of Festus and Charles Fair of Marks, Miss.; three sisters, Jewell Black of Granite City, Ill., Louise Mayo of Ferguson and Mearl Blankenship of Arnold; and 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Jackie Harrison (12/08/08)
DEXTER -- Jackie Harrison, 58, died Dec. 6, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 12, 1950, in St. Louis, to the late John William and Dorothy Narene Neeley Harrison, he lived in St. Louis before moving to Dexter where he was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church...
Austin Contreras (12/08/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Austin W. Contreras, infant son of Tamara Nickles Contreras of East Prairie and Jesus Contreras of Sikeston, died at 3:36 a.m. Dec. 5, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Besides his parents, survivors include: one brother, Antonio Contreras of the home; one sister, Alecia Contreras of the home; one half sister, McKenna DesBrow of Hawaii; maternal grandmother, Barbara Graham of East Prairie; paternal grandfather, Benito Morales of Mexico; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.. ...
Harold Pennington (12/08/08)
WAPPAPELLO --Harold Eugene Pennington, 83, died Dec. 8, 2008. Born Feb. 5, 1925, to the late George and Lelia Pennington, he worked in the insurance industry for much of his life and sang bass for the Missourian and Faithmen gospel quartets. He was of the Baptist belief...
Gary Hamby (12/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Gary Hamby, 48, died Dec. 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 5, 1960, in Las Vegas, son of Robert V. and Eualia Lawrence Hamby of Sikeston, he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ and had been an over-the-road truck driver and commercial refrigeration installer until May 1987 when he suffered a brain injury that left him disabled. He was cared for at home until the last five years...
Shirley Ellis (12/08/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Shirley Ann Ellis, 68, died Dec. 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 8, 1940, in Dexter, to the late Homer Hubert and Margaret Lois Hudgens Perrigan, she had lived her entire life in the Dexter and Morehouse areas and was of the Baptist belief...
Lucille Parks (12/08/08)
NEW MADRID -- Lucille Parks, 96, died Dec. 6, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. She was born Dec. 30, 1911, at Kewanee, to the late Charles H. and Louise Schuerenberg Martin. She married Charles Herman Parks who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1982...
Charles Johnson (12/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Charles D. Johnson, 86, died Dec. 5, 2008 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born July 4, 1922, near Grant City, son of the late Roy M. and Hallie (Wyatt) Johnson. Charles joined the local National Guard in 1939, where his unit was later activated on Sept. ...
Nina Clubb (12/07/08)
DEXTER -- Nina Clubb, 95, died Dec. 5, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jackie Harrison (12/07/08)
DEXTER -- Jackie Harrison, 58, died Dec. 6, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Shirley Ellis (12/07/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Shirley Ellis, 68, died Dec. 6, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse.
Lynuel Campbell (12/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Lynuel L. Campbell, 79, died Dec. 4, 2008, at the Gardenview Care Center in Chesterfield. Born June 9, 1929, in Vanduser, son of the late Chester Wesley and Norma Robins Campbell, he was a retired owner and operator of Cedar Wood Resort in Kimberling City where he worked for 25 years. He was a member of Allenville Baptist Church where he also served as deacon...
Gary Hamby (12/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Gary Hamby, 48, died Dec. 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
John Morgan (12/05/08)
DEXTER -- John Riley Morgan, 64, died Dec. 4, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 25, 1944, at Matthews, he was a farmer. He had lived the past 18 years in Dexter where he attended the Second General Baptist Church. On May 21, 1967, he married Charlene Fiske, and she survives of the home...
Jewell Buckley (12/05/08)
PIGGOTT, Ark. -- Jewell Buckley, 98, died Dec. 4, 2008, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born July 6, 1910, in Coldwater, Mo., daughter of the late James Oliver and Barbara Burrows Oliver, she had owned and operated a restaurant in Bernie, Mo., and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Piggott...
Mary Smith (12/05/08)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Mary M. Smith, 87, who died on Dec. 2, 2008, were: Gene Underwood, Ronnie Carver, Stacy Smith, John Underwood, Kent Carver and Herby Smith. Honorary pallbearers were James Underwood and Henry Smith...
Lynuel Campbell (12/05/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Lynuel Campbell, 79, died Dec. 4, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Austin Contreras (12/05/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Austin W. Contreras, 21 days, died Dec. 5, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home.
Charles Johnson (12/05/08)
SIKESTON -- Charles D. Johnson, 86, died Dec. 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Alice Fisher (12/04/08)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Alice Marlin Fisher, 80, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in Scottsdale. She was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in Naylor, Mo., to the late John Marshall Marlin and Nora Mohan Marlin. On July 29, 1951, she married Paul Gordon Fisher; he preceded her in death on March 3, 2003...
Ruth Chaney (12/04/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Ruth Louise Chaney, 84, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 2, 2008, at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born March 31, 1924, in Pyletown, to the late Ellis and Wrista Fulkerson Alcorn, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston. A homemaker and member of the Red Hat Society, she had worked for Brown Shoe Co. in the business office...
Benny Marshall (12/04/08)
BLODGETT -- Ben F. "Benny" Marshall III, 81, died Dec. 1, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 14, 1927, in St. Louis, to the late Ben F. and Catherine Mooney Marshall Jr., he served in the U.S. Army and was a retired farmer. He was the chairman of the Scott County Democratic Committee for 40 years...
Phillip Rodgers (12/04/08)
LAUGHLIN, Nev. -- Phillip Stanley Rodgers, 67, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Sept. 23, 2008, at his home. Born March 1, 1941, in New Madrid, he was the son of the late Thurman Leroy and Sue Beatrice Haynes-Rodgers. He married Nancy Bush who preceded him in death on April 10, 2008...
Geraldine Freeman (12/04/08)
HARDIN, Ill. -- Geraldine Freeman, 73, died Dec. 3, 2008 at Calhoun Rehab and Nursing Center in Hardin. She was born on Nov. 1, 1935, in New Madrid, Mo., daughter of the late Loy and Opal Hunt Freeman. Survivors include: two sisters, Imogene Mocabee of West Plains, Mo., and Bernice Crowden of Hardin...
Nelwyn Porter (12/03/08)
HAYTI -- Nelwyn T. Porter, 92, formerly of Greenfield, Tenn., died Dec. 1, 2008, at the Memorial Nursing Home in Hayti. Born March 17, 1916, in Medina, Tenn., to the late Cary and Una McAdoo Todd, she was in the Women's Medical Auxiliary in Weakly County,, Tenn., and a member of the United Methodist Women's Association in Greenfield...
William H. Adcock (12/03/08)
SIKESTON -- William H. "Bill" Adcock, 85, died Nov. 29, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born May 4, 1923, in Portageville, to the late John Anderson and Fannie Elizabeth Harrelson Adcock, he was a member of Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church and a production manager for Coca-Cola Bottling in Sikeston for over 20 years and later for Royal Crown Bottling in Illinois...
Mona File (12/03/08)
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- Mona Higgerson File, 87, died Nov. 26, 2008, at Golden Living Center-Woodlands. Born June 15, 1921, in rural New Madrid County, Mo., to the late Arthur and Nina Higgerson, she moved to Evansville in 1944 where she worked in the shipyard. She later worked for 33 years at Faultless Caster from which she retired...
Former Blodgett mayor Ben F. Marshall dies (12/03/08)
BLODGETT -- Ben F. "Benny" Marshall III, 81, died Dec. 1, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 14, 1927, in St. Louis, to the late Ben F. and Catherine Mooney Marshall Jr., he served in the U.S. Army and was a retired farmer. He was the chairman of the Scott County Democratic Committee for 40 years...
Deadra Swiderski (12/03/08)
DEXTER -- Deadra Page Swiderski, 36, died Dec. 1, 2008, at her home. Born June 22, 1972, in Illinois, to Connie Duncan Hausman of Dexter and the late Richard Swiderski, she lived most of her life in Dexter where she attended the Lighthouse Christian Center...
Jannette Pogue (12/03/08)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Jannette Pogue, 72, who died Nov. 29, 2008, were: Clint Pogue, Jared Kinder, Jay Parsley, Ryan McClure, Rick McLean and Rudy Williams.
Sharon Harris (12/02/08)
ORAN -- Sharon Lynn Harris, 66, died Nov. 30, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau Born Nov. 8, 1942, at Cape Girardeau, to the late Jess W. and Elsie Mae Ponder Phillips Sr., she retired from the receiving department at Super Value in Scott City and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Oran...
Wilma Break (12/02/08)
HARDY, Ark. -- Wilma Marine Break, 63, died Nov. 29, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 23, 1945, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Levi and Edith Phillips Wells, she was a member of Banks Baptist Church and had attended the Highland Community Church. On July 22, 1963, in Sikeston, she married Doyle Break who survives of the home...
Jesse Hayes (12/02/08)
SIKESTON -- Jesse Carl Hayes, 74, died Dec. 1, 2008, at Georgian Gardens Nursing Home in Potosi. Born Jan. 16, 1934, in Greene County, Ark., to the late Jesse and Alma Hayes, he was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked for several years in Sikeston. Survivors include: one daughter, Jessica of Cape Girardeau; five sisters; Omagene Knotts and Judy Miller of Corning, Ark., Irene Parker of Flippin, Ark., Paulette Hayes of Datto, Ark., and Sharon Brown of Bella Vista, Ark.; and three grandsons, Joseph Hayes of Sikeston and Darius and Zane of Cape Girardeau.. ...
William H. Adcock (12/02/08)
SIKESTON -- William H. "Bill" Adcock, 85, died Nov. 29, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Dorothy Botsch (12/02/08)
BERNIE -- Dorothy Botsch, 88, died Nov. 30, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 10, 1920, in Parma, to the late Walter and Lelia Smith Howell, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a charter member of Heartland Quilters...
Mary M. Smith (12/02/08)
MCGEE -- Mary M. Smith, 87, died Dec. 1, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 7, 1921, at McGee, to the late John M. and Henrietta Fager Gribler, she had lived in the McGee community all her life and was a member of the Wappapello VFW Post 3416...
Nelwyn Porter (12/02/08)
HAYTI -- Nelwyn T. Porter, 92, formerly of Greenfield, Tenn., died Dec. 1, 2008, at Pemiscot Memorial Nursing Home in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLilse Funeral Home in Portageville.
Alice Fisher (12/02/08)
SCOTTSDALE, Ark. -- Alice Fisher, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 1, 2008 at the home of her daughter in Scottsdale. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Benny Marshall (12/02/08)
BLODGETT -- Ben F. Marshall III, 81, died Dec. 1, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Francine Payne (12/01/08)
WHITEWATER -- Francine Payne, 82, died Nov. 30, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 1, 1926, at Puxico, to the late Cecil Lawrence and Esther Lillian Murdock Whitesell, she was a retired clerk for Burlington Northern Railroad in Chaffee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitewater and a 50-year member of the Chaffee Order of Eastern Star No. 48...
Jannette Pogue (12/01/08)
PUXICO -- Jannette Pogue, 72, died Nov. 29, 2008, at her home. Born Dec. 17, 1935, in Qulin, daughter of the late James Clifford and Ethel Hudgins Campbell, she had taught school in the Malden, Dexter and Qulin Schools and in Truman, Ark., before moving to Puxico in 1971. ...
Raymond Boone (12/01/08)
HAYWARD -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville for Raymond L. Boone, 96, who died on Nov. 25, 2008, were: Paul Johnson, Bill Fisher, Ronnie Fisher, Ernie Penrod, Jake Fisher and Mike Rone.
Dorothy Botsch (12/01/08)
BERNIE -- Dorothy Botsch, 88, died Nov. 30, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Lula Bradley (12/01/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lula A. Bradley, 94, died Nov. 29, 2008, at Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 11, 1914, in Arkansas, to the late Issac and Ida Doyle Boyer, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She married Orville Dennis Bradley who preceded her in death in 1987...