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Obituaries from December 2011

Betty Slaughter (12/30/11)
SIKESTON -- Betty Slaughter, 67, died Dec. 18, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 2, 1944, in East Prairie, to the late Samuel and Lilly May Bolden, she had been employed at an egg processing plant. She was first married to Red Turner and later to Vincent Slaughter who both preceded her in death...
Jo Ann Cookson (12/30/11)
PUXICO -- Jo Ann Cookson, 71, died Dec. 28, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 31, 1939, in Lavelle, daughter of the late William "Short" and Imogene Hartwell Braswell, she had lived in the Puxico and Wappapello area her entire life. She was a former member of the Paducah Club in Puxico. She worked as a presser for SEMO Imprints...
Pauline Ward (12/30/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Pauline Ward, 92, died Dec. 29, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Geraldine Douglas (12/29/11)
DALLAS -- Geraldine Pauline LeGrand Brock Douglas, 90, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 201, in Dallas. Geraldine was born April 23, 1921, in Flat River, Mo., to Andy and Agnes Welter LeGrand. Geraldine married Glen Albert Brock in 1938 and had two daughters. Glen preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1946. She later married Don Douglas and moved to Dallas, and together they had four children...
Clarence Bryan (12/29/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Clarence Dean Bryan, 82, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 10 p.m. Dec. 27, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born May 23, 1929, in Anniston, Mo., to the late Donald Blake and Ella Bell Choate Bryan, he lived for the past several years in Cairo where he was a retired construction worker...
Bill Hutchen (12/29/11)
DEXTER -- William "Bill" Hutchen, 67, formerly of Piedmont and Rolla, died Dec. 27, 2011, at his home. Born Oct. 20, 1944, in St. Louis County, to Alma Killian Hutchen of House Springs and the late Marshall Hutchen, he was a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge and a security guard at Tyson Food...
Catherine Dyson (12/29/11)
SPRINGFIELD -- Catherine Joyce Dyson, 64, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 25, 2011, at the Jordan Creek nursing facility. Born July 11, 1947, in Stewardson, Ill., daughter of the late William and Catherine Koppen Robertson, she worked for Unilever's north plant in Sikeston before retiring due to health issues...
Debra Blagg (12/29/11)
SIKESTON -- Debra Kay Blagg, 54, died at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 27, 2011, at her home in Sikeston. Born Oct. 17, 1957, in Gideon, to the late William and Helen Collins Oakes, she was a housewife. She was married to Don Edward Blagg, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 2011...
Jewell Sever (12/29/11)
HERMANN -- Jewell Genevieve Sever, 90, died Dec. 28, 2011, at the Frene Valley Health Center Nursing Home in Hermann. Born Oct. 21, 1921, in Huntsville, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Saville Hicken. She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, her husband, Dr. Benjamin Sever, in 1968; and her son, Dr. Mark Sever in 1993...
Gene Recker (12/28/11)
NEW MADRID -- Welton Eugene "Gene" Recker, known to all of us as "Guru," left his earthly confines to be with his heavenly father on Dec. 25, 2011, at the age of 52. He was born on Feb. 26, 1959, in Sikeston, to Virginia Ransburgh Recker and Lewis H. Recker Sr. He was a veteran, having served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed by Noranda Aluminum until his retirement and was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid...
Ida Mathenia (12/28/11)
IMPERIAL -- Ida Mae Mathenia, 97, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 22, 2011, at Crystal City. Born April 11, 1914, in Crystal City, she was the daughter of the late Archie and LuAnn Honeysuckle. She married Earl Thomas Mathenia who preceded her in death on March 5, 1960...
Bob Tankersley (12/28/11)
CHAFFEE -- Bobby "Bob" Tankersley, 75, died Dec. 27, 2011, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 1, 1936, in Bessville, to the late Earnest and Mildred Lincoln Tankersley, he was of the Baptist belief and worked at the Florsheim Shoe Company as a cutter until he retired...
Ruby Dowdy (12/28/11)
DEXTER -- Ruby Dowdy, 95, died Dec. 26, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Aug. 12, 1916, at Pyletown, to the late John Henry Moore and Mary Gaines Moore, he was a homemaker and member of the Pleasant Grove Community Church at Pyletown...
John Hill (12/28/11)
WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for John W. Hill, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., who died on Dec. 21, 2011, were: Alex Hill, Bryan Hill, Brent Hill, Ron McElyea, David Goins and Cody Reed.
Beatrice P. Margrabe (12/27/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Beatrice P. Margrabe, 82, of Cape Girardeau, went into the arms of Jesus to join her husband and family on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Chaffee, daughter of Herbert Lee and Nellie (Skelton) Houseman. She and Herman J. Margrabe were married May 7, 1948, in Chaffee. He passed away Sept. 19, 2000...
Jerry Jackson (12/27/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jerry Lee Jackson, 61, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died Dec. 26, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born Feb. 4, 1950, in Fornfelt, Mo., he was the son of the late William George and Dora Mae Henderson Jackson...
Steven Wilburn (12/27/11)
BENTON -- Steven Phillip Wilburn 34, died Dec. 24, 2011, in Scott City. Born Aug. 13, 1977, in Fort Stewart, Ga., to Terry Jerome "T.J." Wilburn of Sikeston and the late Carolyn Jean Colvin "Carol" Wilburn, he was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Father's Arms Fellowship...
Pat Cross (12/27/11)
BERNIE -- Pat Cross, 83, died Dec. 25, 2011, at his home in Bernie. Born Sept. 8, 1928, in Bernie, son of the late James Thomas and Viola Gann Cross, he lived most of his life in Bernie. He and his family lived for 20 years in Chicago where he worked for Meyers Material. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Christian Church in Bernie...
Bob Gordon (12/27/11)
DEXTER -- Bobby Lee Gordon, 79, died Dec. 26, 2011, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1932, in Dexter, son of the late Lester and Irene Markland Gordon, he was a former truck driver for Gibson Lime Company in Dexter and a veteran of the U.S. Army. On July 2, 1951, at Piggott, Ark., he married Rosie Conner, and she preceded him in death on July 21, 2010...
Ethel Anderson (12/27/11)
SCOTT CITY -- Ethel P. Anderson, 96, died on Dec. 25, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 9, 1915, in Crump, to the late Kirby and Ida Mae Williams Crump, she worked as a supervisor for 39 years at Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee before retiring. She was a member of The First Baptist Church in Chaffee and the Ladies Auxiliary Gideon International...
Alene Jimerson (12/27/11)
KEWANEE -- Alene Jimerson passed away Dec. 23, 2011, at her home in Kewanee of a long-term illness at the age of 81. She was born Dec. 11, 1930, in New Madrid County, to the late Jerome and Catherine Dolan Maddox. She worked as a healthcare worker until her retirement and was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church...
Ruby Dowdy (12/27/11)
MALDEN -- Ruby Dowdy, 95, died Dec. 26, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Hensley (12/27/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- John Ace Hensley, 80, died Dec. 25, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 14, 1931, in Fornfelt, to the late Marshall and Eva Davidson Hensley, he served during the Korean War in the U.S. Army as a demolitions expert. He retired as printing press operator from the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 1982 and was a member of Unity Baptist Church...
William Griffith (12/27/11)
CHAFFEE -- William Earl Griffith Sr., 77, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Dec. 25, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. Born Nov. 18, 1934, to the late J.R. and Zula Mae Whitis Griffith, he worked as a tech at Mac Corporation in Grapevine, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee...
Dorothy Whitehead (12/27/11)
FESTUS -- Dorothy Whitehead, 84, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Dec. 24, 2011, at The Villa's at De Soto. Born May 18, 1927, at Bernie, to the late James Allen Whitehead and Forest Margaret Grayum Whitehead, she was a homemaker. On June 26, 1946, at Piggott, Ark., she married Raymond Whitehead, and he survives of the home...
Geraldine Douglas (12/27/11)
PLANO, Texas -- Geraldine Brock Douglas, 90, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Dec. 27, 2011, at Plano. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Benton.
Pat Cross (12/26/11)
BERNIE -- Pat Cross, 83, died Dec. 25, 2011, at his home in Bernie. Born Sept. 8, 1928, in Bernie, son of the late James Thomas and Viola Gann Cross, he lived most of his life in Bernie. He and his family lived for 20 years in Chicago where he worked for Meyers Material. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Christian Church in Bernie...
Margaret Helms (12/24/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Margaret Ann Russell Helms, 81, died Dec. 22, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 14, 1930, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late James Harrison and Martha Elizabeth McCurry Russell, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the Harvest Free Will Baptist Church...
John Hill (12/24/11)
WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. -- John W. Hill, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 21, 2011, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. Born Sept. 11, 1928, in Sikeston, to the late Marvin and Lena Godwin Hill, he was a maintenance engineer for Hart's Bakery in Sikeston, retiring in 1979. He later worked as a manager for the Union 76 Truck Stop in Ridgetop...
Linda Collier (12/23/11)
ROWLETT, Texas -- Linda Sue Collier, 55, formerly of Bertrand, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 20, 2011, at Rowlett. Born April 30, 1956, to the late Robert Leonard and Antoinette Marie Sgarlata Collier, she moved to Rowlett in 1986 and began working at Dallas Center for the Developmentally Disabled. She was a 20-year member of the Rylie Rounder Special Olympic Team participating in track and field events and bowling...
Bob Foushee (12/23/11)
ST. PETERS -- Robert Lynn "Bob" Foushee, 61, formerly of Dexter, died Dec. 21, 2011, at his home. Born Jan. 11, 1950, at Gideon, son of the late Joseph Boyce "J.B." Jane Lucille Sharp Foushee, he was a graduate of Dexter Senior High School and had been an accountant...
Joseph Hall (12/23/11)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Joseph Allen Hall, 55, died Dec. 21, 2011, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 17, 1956, in Sikeston, to the late Arnold Elmo and Alice McGill Hall, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include: four sisters, Alice Hall of Poplar Bluff, Judy Dykes of England, Ark., Mary Smith of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Jerri Theofarstou of St. George, Vt.; and one brother, George Hall of Poplar Bluff...
Margaret Helms (12/23/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Margaret Ann Russell Helms, died Dec. 22, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Catherine Kirschner (12/23/11)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Catherine Gaty Kirschner, a resident of Washington, D.C., for 42 years, died at home in the early hours of Friday, Dec.16, 2011. She was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to John and Elva Gaty in 1931, and grew up in the town of Bertrand, Mo. ...
Claudeen Russell (12/23/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Claudeen Russell, 64, died Dec. 21, 2011, at the Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem, Ill. Born March 24, 1947, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Claude and Voneita Phillips Myracle, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a retired cashier...
Ida Mathenia (12/23/11)
IMPERIAL -- Ida Mae Mathenia, 97, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 22, 2011, at Crystal City. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Sharon Kruse (12/23/11)
DEXTER -- Sharon Mae Kruse, 69, died Dec. 22, 2011, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 8, 1942, in Corning, Ark., to the late Bernie and Eva Allison Caldwell, she was a member of the Light House Christian Center in Dexter. In St. Louis, she married James Kruse who survives of the home...
Margaretta Latamondeer (12/22/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Margaretta Ann Latamondeer, 58, died Dec. 19, 2011, at her home. Born March 14, 1953, in Caruthersville, to the late Manford Ray and Louise Wilson Razor, she lived in East Prairie most of her life. She was a retired restaurant cook and of the Baptist belief...
Helene Hindman (12/22/11)
SIKESTON -- Helene Marie Hindman, 66, was born Jan. 21, 1945, at St. Louis, the daughter of Frederic Keubler and Dorothy Schlewing Keubler and passed away Dec. 20, 2011, at her home. Helene had retired from the Sikeston Public School Food Service. She was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church of Sikeston...
John Hill (12/22/11)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- John Hill, 83, died at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 21, 2011, at the Select Specialty Hospital of Nashville. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Claudeen Russell (12/22/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Claudeen Russell, 64, died Dec. 21, 2011, at the Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Margaretta Latamondeer (12/21/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Margaretta Latamondeer died Dec. 19, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Granville Deshazier (12/21/11)
MORLEY -- Granville Lowell "Boe Hopper" Deshazier, 78, passed away Dec. 16, 2011, at his home in Morley. He was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Savannah, Tenn., to Lillie Mae Deshazier and "Tone" Worley. He and Marie Deshazier have been happily together for 50 years. Granville was an original "Plow Boy" and with many talents. He was looked up to by all and loved by all his family and friends. He will be missed dearly...
Ella Turner (12/21/11)
SIKESTON -- Ella Mae Turner, 78, died Dec. 18, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 12, 1933, in Painton, daughter of the late John Henry "Snap" and Elnater Luster Turner, she was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: three sons, Corlin Turner Jr. ...
Guy Bunyard (12/21/11)
CHAFFEE -- Guy W. Bunyard, 90, died Dec. 19, 2011, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 2, 1921, in Piedmont, to the late Lyman and Ella Collins Bunyard, he worked on the Frisco Railroad in Memphis, Tenn., as a car man and then retired from Beachnut Company in Amsterdam, N.Y. After retiring from Beachnut, he moved to Mt. Vernon and then in 1992 to Chaffee where he was a member of The First Baptist Church and the Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810...
Lisa Coatney (12/21/11)
SIKESTON -- Lisa Dawn Coatney, age 43, died Dec. 20, 2011, at her home in Sikeston. She was born June 2, 1968, in Sikeston, the daughter of Louise Whittley Coatney of Sikeston and the late Raymond Coatney. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a veteran of the U.S. ...
Gladys Simmons (12/20/11)
MATTHEWS -- Gladys P. Simmons, 89, died at 8 p.m. Dec. 18, 2011, in the Charleston Manor. Born March 6, 1922, in New Madrid County, to the late Jessie Dalton and Dovie Jane Wood Douglas, Gladys lived in New Madrid County all of her life. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Marshall Linebaugh (12/20/11)
DIEHLSTADT -- Marshall Linebaugh, 86, died Dec. 19, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 13, 1925, in Blodgett, to the late Samuel Thomas and Mina Jerrel Brooks Linebaugh, he had lived in Charleston and the surrounding area his entire life. He owned and operated Linebaugh's Garage in Charleston for 40 years until his retirement and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Diehlstadt. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II...
Tommy Miller Sr. (12/20/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Tommy R. Miller Sr., 73, died Dec. 18, 2011, at his home in Portageville. Born Sept. 14, 1938, in San Antonio, to the late E.T. Miller and Hazel Miller, he was a member of the First Church of God where he had been a Sunday school teacher since 1959, music and worship leader since 1965 and a youth leader from 1964-1978. In 1962, he began working for Portageville Parts Inc...
Darlene Scott (12/20/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Darlene Michelle Hopper Scott, 50, died Dec. 18, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 22, 1961, at Sikeston, to John "Dugan" and Zallie Slayden "Sue" Hopper, she was a 1979 graduate of Charleston High School and had been employed as a rural mail carrier for the East Prairie Post Office until ill health forced her retirement. She was a member of the Eagles Club at New Madrid and of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Raymona Duke (12/20/11)
CHAFFEE -- Raymona Elizabeth Duke, 52, died Dec. 19, 2011, at her home. Born Oct. 2, 1952, in Belleville, Ill., to Velma Carroll Duke and Raymond Duke of Bloomfield, she was a homemaker. She married Ronnie Mouser who survives of the home. In addition to her husband and parents, survivors include: one son, Raymond Snyder of Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Elizabeth Tompkins of Wicks, Ark.; two brothers, Ray Duke of Dexter and Louis Duke of Puxico; and two grandchildren...
Scottie Hopper (12/19/11)
PUXICO -- Scottie Lee Hopper, 46, died Dec. 17, 2011, near Puxico. Born March 12, 1965, in Kennett, son of Ed and Sharron Wilkison and the late Bobby Lee Hopper, he had lived in Texas and Florida before moving to Puxico five years ago. His wife, Linda Besaw, preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1984. On Nov. 17, 2006, in Piggott, Ark., he married Marjorie Sue Arnold who survives of the home...
Gladys Simmons (12/19/11)
MATTHEWS -- Gladys P. Simmons, 89, died at 8 p.m. Dec. 18, 2011, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tommy Miller Sr. (12/19/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Tommy R. Miller Sr., 73, died Dec. 18, 2011, at his home in Portageville Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Darlene Scott (12/19/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Darlene Hopper Scott, 50, died Dec. 18, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Kathryn Carroll (12/18/11)
HENDERSON, Tenn. -- Annie Kathryn Young Carroll, 81, died Dec. 14, 2011, at the Chester County Healthcare. Born in McNairy County, to the late Edgar Dwight and Patie Brooksie Tedford Young, she worked over 20 years in the cafeteria at the Chester County Junior High. She was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Clarks Creek Primitive Baptist Church...
John Dee Brown Jr. (12/18/11)
DEXTER -- John Dee Brown Jr., 58, died Dec. 15, 2011, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 13, 1953, in Great Falls, Mont., to John Dee and Ora Dean Hanback Brown Sr. of Dexter, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War era...
Jean Brooks (12/16/11)
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Jean Hurley Brooks, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died suddenly Dec. 5, 2011, at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Born and raised in the Sikeston area to the late William Clyde and Norma Emma Maxwell Hurley, she was a 1956 graduate of Sikeston High School and a graduate of Miss Hickey's Business College in St. Louis after which she was employed in a government position...
Mary Darter (12/16/11)
NEW MADRID -- Mary Elizabeth Darter, 14, died Dec. 15, 2011, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1996, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of James and Melinda Beachum Darter who survive of the home. Other survivors include: six brothers and three sisters-in-law, Collin and Challis Beachum of St. ...
Granville Deshazier (12/16/11)
MORLEY -- Granville Deshazier, 78, died Dec. 16, 2011, at his home in Morley. Arrangements are incomplete wit Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Floyd Treadwell (12/16/11)
CHARLESTON -- Floyd Treadwell, 50, died Dec. 12, 2011, at his home. Born Feb. 18, 1961, in rural Charleston, to the late Henry and Louise Brown Treadwell, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri and was of the Baptist belief. He was formerly employed by Walmart in Charleston...
Ruth Hatley (12/15/11)
VANDUSER -- Ruth Margret Gean Hatley, a very much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, passed away at the home of her daughter on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Sikeston. She was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Knobel, Ark., the first-born to the late Hassel Tyler Gean and Samuel Dewey Gean...
Mary Baugh (12/15/11)
WYATT -- Mary Marcell Reynolds Baugh, 82, died at 8:20 p.m. Dec. 14, 2011, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Aug. 23, 1929, at Portageville, to the late Fred and Betty Lou Hanks Reynolds, she had lived Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Bobby Causey (12/15/11)
SIKESTON -- Bobby Gene Causey, 79, died Dec. 14, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 28, 1932, in Malden, to the late Bertis and Della Jones Causey, he was a farmer and rural mail carrier. He was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Billy J. ...
John Hoper (12/15/11)
STEPHEN, Minn. -- John William Hoper, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, from complications of leukemia. He is the loving father of Patti Hoper of Devils Lake, N.D., Lauri (Joe) Brady of Phoenix and Michael Hoper of Maryland Heights; dear grandfather of Joseph Jr., Jake and Justin Brady; dear brother of Carol Hagen of Fosston, Minn., and the late Phyllis Fischer; dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many...
Dale Tolbert (12/15/11)
PUXICO -- Dale Tolbert, 83, died Dec. 13, 2011, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in St. Louis. Born April 19, 1928, in Bloomfield, to the late Orbe and Minnie Mae Malone, he lived in St. Louis for many years where he worked for Carter Carburetor. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Puxico where they lived for several years. He attended the Baptist Church in Puxico and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
Jesse LeCroy (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Jesse Raymond LeCroy, 85, died Dec. 13, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 1, 1926, in Mobile, Ala., to the late Martin Luther and Martha Christman LeCroy, he was a custodian for Sikeston Middle School and U.S. Bank and attended Temple of Faith Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Beatrice Rolwing (12/14/11)
CHARLESTON -- Beatrice Elizabeth Rolwing, 89, died Dec. 12, 2011, at the Charleston Manor. Born Sept. 27, 1922, at Pocahontas, Ark., to the late Rufus Luther and Emma Marie Weaver Foster, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was the owner and operator of beauty shops and ladies apparel stores. She was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church, the Charleston Art League and the Charleston Business and Professional Women's Club...
Geneva Fortner (12/14/11)
ADVANCE -- Geneva Eva Fortner, 86, died Dec. 12, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 9, 1925, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Sherman Edward and Dona Mae Christian Fortner, she lived most of her life in Advance and was a member of Pleasant Valley Church in Dexter...
Michael Gimlin (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Michael Lee Gimlin of Sikeston passed away at the age of 52 on Dec. 13, 2011, after having suffered a long illness. He was born April 29, 1959, in Sikeston, to Vaudean and Dewey Gimlin. He graduated from Sikeston High School in 1977, and later from the University of Missouri with a bachelor of science in health sciences. He had a long and prodigious career in respiratory therapy...
Dolph Webb Jr. (12/14/11)
CHARLESTON -- Dolph Webb Jr., 83, died Dec. 10, 2011, at the Heartland Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Born April 13, 1928, in Marion, to the late C. Dolph and Bessie May Bennett Webb, he served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1966. He then moved to Southeast Missouri where he was in law enforcement until his retirement, serving as chief of police in Charleston, East Prairie and Sikeston. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Charleston...
Phyllis Bohannon (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Phyllis Elaine Bohannon, 61, of Sikeston, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at the home. Born Sept. 5, 1950, in Bertrand, to Ola Berry and the late Jesse D. Berry, she was a 1968 graduate of Charleston High School and SEMO State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. ...
Marcus McFarland (12/14/11)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Marcus Darnell McFarland, 29, died Dec. 11, 2011, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 9, 1982, in Blytheville, Ark., to DeTroy McFarland of Chicago and Marie Jones McFarland Jordan of Cape Girardeau, he was a 2000 graduate of New Madrid County Central High where he was active in track and wrestling. He attended Paducah Technical College and was a self-employed electrician...
Carl Carpenter (12/14/11)
MORLEY -- Carl Carpenter, 68, died Dec. 12, 2011, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 15, 1943, in Dover, Ark., son of the late Raymond and Gladys Gunter Carpenter, he was a member of Church of Christ in Morley, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had worked for Wheeler Truck and Trailer in Morley...
Clay Graham (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Clay F. Graham, 64, died Dec. 12, 2011, at his home. Born Dec. 14, 1946, in Lilbourn, to the late Thurman and Minnie Louella Houchin Graham, he was of the Pentecostal belief and had worked as a transmission mechanic and farmer before retiring...
Inez Ellis (12/13/11)
CHARLESTON -- Inez Tate Ellis, 85, died Dec. 9, 2011, at her home. Born Dec. 21, 1925, in Gurdon, Ark., to the late Leonard and Emma Roberts Tate, she had lived in Missouri since 1947 and was a member of the St. Henry's Catholic Church in Charleston...
Bobby Gill (12/13/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Bobby Gene "Bob" Gill, 88, died Dec. 11, 2011, at Portageville. Born Sept. 14, 1923, in Braggadocio, to the late Hester Lyles and E.M. Gill, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville and was retired from Arkansas-Missouri (ArkMo) Power Company. He had been a Portageville alderman and little league coach and was a past member of the fire department...
Phyllis Bohannon (12/13/11)
SIKESTON -- Phyllis Bohannon, 61, died Dec. 12, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Carl Carpenter (12/13/11)
MORLEY -- Carl Carpenter, 68, died Dec. 12, 2011, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Michael Gimlin (12/13/11)
SIKESTON -- Michael Lee Gimlin, 52, died Dec. 13, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Darrell Husk (12/13/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Darrell Husk, 56, died at 10:56 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 23, 1955, in Wyatt, to the late Donald Richard and Martha Sue Childers Husk, he lived in Cape Girardeau for the past 15 years and was a maintenance worker before becoming disabled...
Juli Hunt (12/13/11)
DEXTER -- Juli Hunt, 39, died Dec. 12, 2011, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 31, 1972, at Sikeston, daughter of Robert Paddock of Kennett and the late Wanda Fowlkes Paddock, she was a registered nurse at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center where she worked on the medical surgery floor...
Nancy Rankins (12/13/11)
DEXTER -- Nancy Elizabeth Jones Rankins, 70, died Dec. 11, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1941, in Rock County, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Vernal M. and Edith E. Perry Jones. In 1959, in Beloit, Wis., she married Ray Rankins Sr. who survives of the home...
Clay Graham (12/13/11)
SIKESTON -- Clay Graham, 64, died Dec. 12, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Larry Morgan (12/13/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Larry "Gator" Morgan, 72, died at 5:16 a.m. Dec. 10, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 17, 1939, in East Prairie, to the late Thomas Jefferson and Lucy Alma Powers Morgan, he lived his entire life in East Prairie where he worked for Pope Motors as a car detailer and was a member of the St. James General Baptist Church...
Russell Ramsey (12/12/11)
PUXICO -- Russell Ramsey, 65, died Dec. 10, 2011, at his farm. Born Oct. 25, 1946, in Marble Hill, son of the late Lloyd and Alveda Baker Russell Ramsey, he had been a resident of Puxico for 40 years. He attended the Woodland High School in Marble Hill and was a graduate of the University of Missouri where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science and completed his master's and specialist degrees in education. ...
Bud Lowery (12/12/11)
BERNIE -- Ronald "Bud" Lowery, 74, died Dec. 9, 2011, at his home. Born Dec. 18, 1936, in Powe, to the late Vaughn Lowery and Ellis Irene Perry Lowery, he was a member of the Elk General Baptist Church where he served as a teacher. He retired after 40 years from Adams and McCord Painting Contractors in Dexter...
Jim Sutton (12/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at funeral services held Dec. 10 at Ponder Funeral Home for George Marcus "Jim" Sutton, 80, died Dec. 8, 2011, were: Daniel Sutton, Marcus Sutton, Tod Vanover, Eric Johns, Chris Smith and Jake Myers.
Pauline Walters (12/12/11)
ESSEX -- Pauline A. Walters, 85, died Dec. 8, 2011, at Winchester Place in Bernie. Born Aug. 17, 1926, in Essex, to the late Elmer LeFord Williamson and Mabel Elizabeth Sitton, she had worked as secretary at Big Starr and at Elders Manufacturing in Dexter...
Thelma Lindsay (12/12/11)
DEXTER -- Thelma L. Lindsay, 92, died Dec. 10, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 27, 1919, in Essex, to the late Albert Creed and Mary Swinger Creed, she was a former licensed practical nurse at Vintage Villa Nursing Home in Dexter and a member of the Taylor General Baptist Church in Essex...
Sammie Nicholson (12/12/11)
WALLS, Miss. -- Sammie Brown Nicholson, 69, died Dec. 10, 2011, in Walls. Born Dec. 19, 1941, in Charleston, Mo., son of Mildred Brown Nicholson and the late Albert Nicholson, he was of the Methodist belief. On Feb. 20, 1981, in Abbeville, La., he married Eloise Christian who survives of the home...
Electa Long (12/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Electa Karma "McCoy" Long, 84, died Dec. 11, 2011, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born July 12, 1927, in Jerusalem, Ark., to the late Chestor and Leona Robinson McCoy, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On Sept. 2, 1948, she married James Ray Long who preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1953...
Harold Evans (12/12/11)
BERTRAND -- Harold Drake Evans, 57, died Dec. 10, 2011, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Nov. 15, 1955, in Dexter, he was the son of Daphna Drake Evans who survives of Sikeston and the late James Marion Evans. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 114 in Sikeston and had been employed as a tow truck driver for Satterfield Auto and Truck Salvage...
Bob Gill (12/12/11)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bobby Gene "Bob" Gill, 88, died Dec. 11, 2011, at his home in Portageville. DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Dolph Webb (12/11/11)
CHARLESTON -- Dolph Webb, 83, died Dec. 10, 2011, at Heartland Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Larry Morgan (12/11/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Larry Morgan, 72, died Dec. 10, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Darrell Husk (12/11/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Darrell A. Husk, 56, died at 10:56 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Harold Evans (12/11/11)
SIKESTON -- Harold Evans, 55, died Dec. 10, 2011, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
David Bramlett (12/09/11)
WYATT -- David D. Bramlett, 49, a resident of Wyatt and formerly of Wickliffe, Ky., died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at the Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Born Feb. 10, 1962, at Rockford, Ill., to Charles Ivan and Sharon Kappan Bramlett who survive of Cape Girardeau, he had lived in Charleston for several years before moving to Wickliffe where he was employed at New Page Corporation. ...
Jim Sutton (12/09/11)
MATTHEWS -- George Marcus "Jim" Sutton, 80, died Dec. 8, 2011, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 24, 1930, in Matthews, son of the late Clarence Cecil and Lorene Grace Reed Sutton, he lived at Matthews his entire life, was a member of Matthews Missionary Baptist Church and had been a farmer before retiring...
Edward Speakman (12/09/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Edward D. Speakman, 65, formerly of Sikeston, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 3, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, to Henry Curtis and Della Estelle Waddle Speakman. He graduated from Sikeston High School in 1964 and Southeast Missouri State University in 1989. ...
James Dover (12/09/11)
BERTRAND -- James Dover, 57, formerly of Chaffee, died Dec. 3, 2011, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Union Park Cemetery in Chaffee. The Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee was in charge of arrangements...
Richard Drerup (12/09/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Richard "Trader Dick" Drerup, 85, died Dec. 7, 2011, at Portageville. Born May 6, 1926, in Portageville, to the late Arthur and Carlotta C. Recker Drerup, he was the owner/operator of Dick's TV Furniture and Appliance Co. and was a member of the Portageville Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce and St. Eustachius Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving during World War II...
Inkey Brunck (12/08/11)
MOREHOUSE -- Elsie Ione "Inkey" Brunck, 59, died at 9:17 p.m., Dec. 6, 2011, at her home. Born May 3, 1952, at Wyatt, to the late Harrison Ray and Audrey Mae Allen Marshall, she had lived in Morehouse a number of years and had been the manager of the Family Dollar in Sikeston for 16 years...
Beulah Brown (12/08/11)
ADVANCE -- Beulah Ann Brown, 90, died Dec. 6, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 29, 1921, in Beaverton, Ala., to the late Walt Green Flynn and Zona Dodd, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Piney Grove, Ala., and also attended the Brownwood General Baptist Church...
George Sutton (12/08/11)
MATTHEWS -- George Sutton, 80, died Dec. 8, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Richard Drerup (12/08/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Richard "Trader Dick'' Drerup, 85, died Dec. 7, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Maedine Butler (12/08/11)
CHARLESTON -- Maedine Butler, 77, died Dec. 1, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1934, in New Madrid, to the late John and Elnora Butler Jones, she was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church where she served on the Mother's Board and was a former usher. She attended Lincoln School in Charleston and retired from the Charleston R-1 School District in the culinary department...
Rosezetta Beene (12/08/11)
NEW MADRID -- Rosezetta Beene, 58, died Dec. 4, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 8, 1953, in Baderville, she was the daughter of the late Robert Beene and Mary Davis Givens Bell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters...
Mary Ellen Noles (12/08/11)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ellen Noles, 73, died Dec. 4, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 18, 1938, in Philadelphia, to the late John and Mary McDevitt Netzel, she was of the Catholic belief. In 1938, she married Harvey Noles, who survives...
David Bramlett (12/08/11)
WYATT -- David Dewayne Bramlett, 49, died Dec. 7, 2011, at the Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Myrul Pullum (12/08/11)
ESSEX -- Myrul Jean Pullum, 75, died Dec. 6, 2011, in Sikeston. Born Jan. 24, 1936, in Bernie, to the late Willie Whitehead and Nellie Mae Loyd, she lived most of her life in Essex. On Sept. 12, 1952, in Bernie, she married Oscar Leo Pullum who survives of the home.a...
Donald Northern Sr. (12/07/11)
ZALMA -- Donald Joe Northern Sr., 58, of Zalma, died Dec. 5, 2011, at his home. Born Jan. 23, 1953, in Sikeston, son of the late John Wesley and Mary Ida Wilson Northern, he was a dock supervisor for Malone and Hyde in Sikeston. On June 21, 1980, he married Sue Waggoner...
Elsie Brunck (12/07/11)
MOREHOUSE -- Elsie Marshall "Inky" Brunck, 59, formerly of Charleston, died Dec. 6, 2011, at her home in Morehouse. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Nehemiah Leach (12/07/11)
LILBOURN -- Nehemiah Leach, 59, died Dec. 3, 2011, at his home in Lilbourn. He was born March 9, 1952, in New Madrid, to the late William and Laura Syas Leach. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed at Riceland Mills. He was married to Patricia Givens Leach, and she survives of the home...
Mary Piper (12/07/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary Lloyd Ivie Piper, 89, died Dec. 6, 2011, at 6:05 a.m. at her sister's residence. Born Feb. 25, 1922, in Union County, Ky., to the late Fermon Harrison and Carrie Mae Ferrell Ivie, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a certified nurse assistant and sit with the elderly, she was also a baby sitter in East Prairie. She was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in East Prairie...
Mattie Hoffman (12/07/11)
DEXTER -- Mattie Irene Hoffman, 88, died Dec. 4, 2011, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born July 21, 1923, near Dexter, daughter of the late Elmer and Georgia Ann Culberson Grim, she had lived in Dexter most of her life and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Dexter. She had worked at Bruce's Big Star and then the Piggly Wiggly Store for many years in bookkeeping and as a checker...
Roosevelt Hughes (12/07/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Roosevelt Hughes, 97, died Dec. 4, 2011, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 1, 1914, in Lone Oak, Ark., to the late James and Olivia Buford Hughes, he was a member of the New Bethel Church. He married Lelia Allen who preceded him in death...
Linda Carmody (12/07/11)
BERTRAND -- Linda Louise Carmody, 70, formerly of Sikeston, died at 7:40 p.m. Dec. 4, 2011, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born Feb. 9, 1941, in Sikeston, to the late Clarence Lindell McKinney and Mary M. Carter McKinney Ellison, she was a 1959 graduate of Sikeston High School, where she was active in Red Peppers and served as vice-cayenne from 1958-1959. ...
Judy Wills (12/06/11)
SIKESTON -- Judy Kenser Wills, 70, died Dec. 4, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock, Ark. Born Jan. 13, 1941, in Bertrand, to the late Louis and Elizabeth Austin Kenser, she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and had been employed by Good Humor-Breyers until retirement in 2005...
Evelyn L. Jones (12/06/11)
SIKESTON -- Evelyn L. Jones, 85, died Dec. 4, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born April 18, 1926, in Marianna, Ark., to the late Andrew Leslie and Violet Juanita Gentry Eagan, she worked at a small arms factory in St. Louis during World War II and later moved to New Madrid where she worked for Dr. Chandler and Dr. Cambron...
Mattie Hoffman (12/06/11)
DEXTER -- Mattie Irene Hoffman, 88, died Dec. 4, 2011, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Dover (12/06/11)
BERTRAND -- James L. Dover, 57, died Dec. 3, 2011, at the Bertrand Retirement Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Mary Piper (12/06/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary L. Ivie Piper, 89, died at 6:05 a.m. Dec. 6, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Linda Carmody (12/06/11)
SIKESTON -- Linda Carmody, 70, died Dec. 4, 2011, at St. Louis University Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Kenneth Dock (12/06/11)
DEXTER -- Kenneth Raymond Dock, 81, died Dec. 3, 2011, at Dexter. Born Nov. 15, 1930, at Malden to the late Otto R. and Olive Oatman Dock, he was a brick mason and was of the Baptist belief. On May 3, 1950, at Piggott, Ark., he married Emma Sue Reynolds, who survives of the home...
Former prosecutor, U.S. attorney, Veryl Riddle, dies at age 89 (12/06/11)
SIKESTON -- Veryl Lee Riddle, 89, died Dec. 5, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Dec. 6, 1921, near Campbell, son of the late Lloyd and Etter Wood Riddle. Mr. Riddle graduated from Campbell High School, attended Southeast Missouri State University, earned his bachelor's degree from University of Buffalo, N.Y., and his Jurist Doctorate from Washington University St. Louis in 1948...
Eloise E. McCarty (12/06/11)
DEXTER -- Eloise E. McCarty, 86, died Dec. 4, 2011, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 31, 1925, in Brewers Lake, daughter of Oscar Thomas and Willie Mae Graham Ashby, she had lived in the Dexter area most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a long-time member of the Eastern Star...
Mildred Hartwell (12/05/11)
NEW MADRID - Mildred Marie Chartrau Halford Hartwell, 88, died at 6:45 a.m. Dec. 3, 2011, in the Golden Living Nursing Center at New Madrid. Born May 3, 1923, in New Madrid County to the late Emma and Everett Chartrau, she lived most of her life in New Madrid County and was a member of the First Baptist Church at New Madrid. ...
Glenneth Robison (12/05/11)
JACKSON -- Glenneth Jewell Goff Robison, 91, formerly of Bloomfield, died Dec. 3, 2011, at the Jackson Manor. Born July 16, 1920, in Stoddard County to the late Herbert Franklin and Pearl Marie Kinder Goff, she was a former seamstress at Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield...
Judy Wills (12/05/11)
SIKESTON -- Judy Kenser Wills, 70, died Dec. 4, 2011, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Veryl Riddle (12/05/11)
SIKESTON -- Veryl Riddle, 89, died Dec. 5, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Joey Little (12/03/11)
SIKESTON -- Joey Little, 53, died Nov. 29, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 6, 1958, in Sikeston, to the late Eugene and Sarah Crim Little Sr., he attended Sikeston High School and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: two brothers, Eugene Little Jr. of Pontiac, Mich., and Hugh "Do Knot" Little of Sikeston; and four sisters, Cecelia Herring of Pontiac, Lucy Newton and Susie Stallworth of Milwaukee and Betty Jean House of St. Paul, Minn...
Troy Carr (12/03/11)
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Troy Eugene "Gene" Carr, 75, died at 1:49 a.m. Nov. 30, 2011, at Fairview Nursing Plaza in Rockford. Born Dec. 29, 1935, in Reverie, Tenn., to the late Troy Clifton and Ruby May Wren Carr, he had worked as a factory machinist and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Willis Lee Black (12/03/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Willis Lee Black, 69, died at 7:15 a.m. Dec. 2, 2011, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born May 1, 1942, in Moline, Ill., son of the late Wilford Black, Pauline Posey Black Simpkins and J.T. Simpkins, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired truck driver...
Loyd McCain (12/03/11)
MALDEN -- Loyd Denzil McCain, 83, died on Dec. 2, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Imogene Mayabb (12/02/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Imogene Mayabb, 84, died at 7:50 a.m. Nov. 30, 2011, in the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born July 19, 1927, in Calloway County, Ky., to the late Con and Esta Mae Tripp Childers, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Jackie Atkins (12/02/11)
CHAFFEE -- Jackie Don Atkins, 56, died Dec. 1, 2011, at his home. Born May 24, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Gus Henry and Opal Mae Wiseman Atkins, he was a life-long resident of Chaffee and attended the First United Methodist Church. He retired in September from Leggett and Platt after 34 years...
Willis Black (12/02/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Willis Black, 59, died Dec. 2, 2011, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Roger Rice (12/02/11)
BENTON -- Roger Lynn Rice, 56, died Dec. 1, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 4, 1955, in East Prairie, to the late James Thomas "J.T." Rice and Eva Louise Gunter Rice, he was a truck driver for Faith Global. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
George Baker (12/02/11)
ESSEX -- George Leon Baker, 94, died Dec. 1, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 23, 1917, in Dexter, to the late William S. Baker and Florence Kirby, he was a member of the Essex United Methodist Church, Bloomfield Masonic Lodge and Essex Lions Club...
Farril Wells (12/01/11)
DUDLEY -- Farril D. Wells, 58, died Nov. 29, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 19, 1953, in Vanduser, son of the late Levi Adolph and Edith Phillips Wells, he worked most of his life as a dairy farmer and was of the Baptist belief...
Orlando Walker Jr. (12/01/11)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Orlando Scottie Walker Jr., 20, died Nov. 26, 2011, at his home. The son of Nicole Walker and Otis Lattin of Memphis and Orlando Scott Walker Sr. of Memphis, he was a graduate of Kirby High School and attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Barton...
Michael Jines (12/01/11)
DEXTER -- Michael Dale Jines, 31, died Nov. 29, 2011, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 26, 1980, in Sikeston, to Sherry Curtis Jines of Dexter and the late Gary Jines, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco and was employed by the Sandy Ridge Cotton Gin...
Frank Turnbo (12/01/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Frank Turnbo, 77, died at 8:10 p.m. Nov. 29, 2011, at his home. Born Aug. 24, 1934, in Steele, to the late William Carroll and Nora Dove Inman Turnbo, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was a farmer and a member of the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church. He also served in the U.S Army...
George Baker (12/01/11)
ESSEX -- George L. Baker, 94, died Dec. 1, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Imogene Mayabb (12/01/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Imogene Mayabb, 84, died at 7:50 a.m. Nov. 30, 2011, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Rose Marie Kearbey (12/01/11)
BENTON -- Rose Marie Kearbey, 44, died Nov. 30, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.