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Obituaries from January 2012

Glenda Morrison (01/31/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Glenda Keller Morrison, age 85, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 30, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Sikeston, to the late Glen and Blanche Swanagon Keller. Glenda was a former member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston and a current member of the Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. She graduated from Sikeston High School in 1944 and had been employed by Southwestern Bell in Sikeston and Charleston for 33 years...
Willyne Jones (01/31/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Willyne Jones, 78, died Jan. 27, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born June 19, 1933, in Detroit, daughter of the late Wilfred and Wilma Ann Strong Bowen, she was raised in Michigan, where she went to licensed practical nursing school, and later lived in Sikeston where she worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. She worked in the nursing field for 30 years and was a member of the Hill's General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Michael Turner (01/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Michael Turner, 47, died Jan. 29, 2012, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. He was born March 18, 1964, in East Prairie, to the late Red and Betty Bolden Turner Slaughter. He is survived by two brothers, Terry Turner of Camdenton and Richard Mayfield of Jackson...
Lonnie Harris (01/31/12)
DELTA -- Lonnie Harris, 65, died Jan. 27, 2012. Born Dec. 5, 1946 in Dutchtown, to the late Laurel Samuel and Artimis Driskell Harris, he worked as a first mate and had more than 40 years of experience with United Barge Lines in Metropolis, Ill. He attended Cape First Church in Cape Girardeau...
Jeanette Holt (01/31/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jeanette Ellen Holt, 72, died Jan. 28, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 30, 1939, in Waterloo, Ala., to the late Robert and Ester Pearl McCusley Newman, she was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Letha Stricklin of Portageville, Tracy and Terri Stricklin of Poplar Bluff and Brian and Sherry Stricklin of Snellville, Ga.; three daughters, Amber Morrow of Portageville, Tammy Elliott of Tacoma, Wash., and Anya Franklin of Spokane, Wash.; one half sister, Devise Stricklin of the state of Florida; one sister, Glenda Hicks of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Chris Newton of Lakeland, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Jimmy Goin (01/31/12)
RISCO -- Jimmy D. Goin, 64, died Jan. 29, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 14, 1947, in Charter Oak, to Rocellia Chamberlain of Morehouse, he worked in maintenance for Tyson. In addition to his mother, survivors include: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Stephen Goin of Malden and Danny Joe and LeeAnn Goin of Jackson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy Cunningham of Risco and Angie and Jeremy Holloway of Malden; four sisters, Yvonne Gibbe of St. ...
Cecelie Pike (01/31/12)
JACKSON -- Cecelie Elliott Pike, 46, died at 4:16 a.m. Jan. 29, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 1, 1965, in Sikeston, to Faye Powell Elliott of Charleston and the late George Robert Elliott, she was a 1983 graduate of Charleston High School and had attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Billy Cook (01/30/12)
NEW MADRID -- Billy Dan Cook of New Madrid passed away Jan. 29, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau where he has been a resident since June of 2011. Bill was a rural mail carrier for Route 3 in Portageville for over 30 years. Along with his wife, he also owned Cook's Jewelry and Gifts in Portageville where he was a watch and jewelry repairman. ...
Marie Myers (01/30/12)
NEW MADRID - Alice Marie Myers, 92, died Jan. 27, 2012, at the Golden Age Living Center in New Madrid. Born Jan. 11, 1920, in Marston, the daughter of the late Raymond W. and Alice Hodges Nelson, she was raised in Marston where she attended the Marston School. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church at New Madrid...
Ellen Holt (01/30/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ellen J. Holt, 72, died Jan. 28, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Cecelie Pike (01/30/12)
CHARLESTON -- Cecelie Elliott Pike, 46, died at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 29, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Jerry Harwell (01/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Ava Geraldine "Jerry" Harwell, 81, formerly of Kennett, departed this life on Jan. 26, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Oct. 10, 1930, at Johnson's Island, daughter of the late Joseph Boram and Mary Jane Robinson Ford, she was a member of Southwestern Bell Pioneers and worked as a telephone operator for over 32 years. She was a member of Calvary Temple Church of Sikeston...
Bobby Mainord (01/28/12)
BERTRAND, Neb. -- Bobby Dale Mainord, 75, died Jan. 21, 2012, in Idaho. Born March 8, 1936, at Matthews, Mo., to the late Jim and Lorene Dowdy Mainord, he was raised by his late aunt and uncle, Val and Lucinda Mainord Williams after his mother died of pneumonia shortly after his birth...
May Edwards Hunter (01/28/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- May Hillis Edwards Hunter, 79, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of New Madrid, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Hunter was born June 17, 1932, in Hillard, to Jesse and Minnie Helm Hillis. She graduated from Broseley High School in 1950. ...
Jimmie Roach (01/28/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Jimmie Roach, 74, died Jan. 26, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1937, in Hornersville, son of the late Bob and Sadie Fleeman Roach, he had lived in Bloomfield for 45 years. He worked as a supervisor at Purolator in Dexter, was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the White Oak General Baptist Church near Bernie...
Marjane Bullard (01/28/12)
SWIFTON, Ark. -- Martha Jane "Marjane" Malcolm Bullard, 74, passed away Jan. 24, 2012, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro after a brief illness. She was born June 12, 1937, in Sikeston, Mo., to Pleas and Virginia Malcolm. A graduate of Sikeston High School, Marjane met and married Jan Bullard while they both attended Arkansas State College in Jonesboro. ...
Emma Kellams (01/28/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Emma Louise Kellams, 84, died Jan. 26, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Jan. 15, 1928, in Pemiscot County, to the late Crit D. and Hettie Ellis Brock, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. On Feb. 11, 1960, in Piggott, Ark., she married Wallace Kellams who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1993...
Marie Myers (01/28/12)
NEW MADRID -- Alice Marie Myers, 92, died Jan. 27, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Ruby Curtis (01/27/12)
DEXTER -- Ruby Inez Curtis, 97, died Jan. 25, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healtcare in Dexter. Born April 1, 1914, in Ouachita, Ark., to the late Lee and Laura Jones Walker, she was a retired worker for Inland Shoe Company in Parma and also helped her husband on the farm. She was of the Assembly of God belief...
Leonard Etienne (01/27/12)
LILBOURN -- Leonard E. Etienne, 91, died Jan. 24, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 18, 1920, in Leopold, Ind., he was the son of the late Pete and Janie Avis Etienne. In 1946, in Steele, he married his wife of 65 years Kathryn Etienne, who preceded him in death on July 13, 2003...
Kelvin Wooten (01/27/12)
DEXTER -- Kelvin Edward Wooten, 43, died Jan. 25, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Dexter. Born Oct. 1, 1968, in Hayti, son of Dale and Della Walker Wooten of Calico Rock, Ark., he was a farmer and affiliated with the Light House Christian Center in Dexter...
Neva Pharris (01/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Neva Pharris, who died on Jan. 24, 2012 were: Byron Miller, Daniel Pharris, Kenny Stokes, Bill Stokes, Zach Griffaw and Tom Siebert.
Wilbur L. Walker (01/27/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Wilbur L. Walker, 86, of Poplar Bluff died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Mr. Walker was born Nov. 10, 1925 in East Prairie, Mo. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher, and had retired as a homebuilder. ...
Kathryn Vinson (01/27/12)
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Ethel Kathryn Vinson, 80, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Jan. 25, 2012, in Shelby Township. Born Jan. 28, 1931, in the Crosno community of Mississippi County, Mo., to the late Claude Walter and Marie Hutson Housman, she had lived in Shelby Township a number of years and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Emma Kellams (01/27/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Emma Louise Kellams, 84, died Jan. 26, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangement are incomplete with the DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Lloyd Brewer (01/27/12)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Rev. Lloyd Frank Brewer Jr., 70, died Jan. 24, 2012, in Columbia. Born in Orangeburg, S.C., to the late Rev. Lloyd Frank Brewer Sr. and Ruby Williams Brewer, he was a member and minister of music at Cayce United Methodist Church...
Lavern Harty (01/26/12)
ADVANCE -- Lelah Lavern Schrader Harty, 83, of Advance, was born Aug. 5, 1928, at Zalma, daughter of the late Vernie Simmers and Ella Grace Limbaugh and passed away Jan. 24, 2012, at her home. Lavern retired as a tech from Superior Electric and was a member of the Zalma General Baptist Church...
Betty Scott (01/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Betty Jayne Taylor (Fears) Scott, 76, of Sikeston passed away Jan. 24, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 17, 1935, at Stanford, to the late Joe and Lucille Taylor. Mrs. Scott was a 1953 graduate of Stanford High School where she was an outstanding basketball player. She remained an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching her grandchildren play. She loved to shop and spend time with her friends...
Bill Fitzpatrick (01/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Don Fitzpatrick, age 76, passed away Jan. 24, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. He was born May 17, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, to Freda Mae (Wyatt) Nelson. On April 26, 1963, he married Grace Anita Burchyett who survives of the home in Sikeston...
Isabella Keller (01/26/12)
COLUMBUS, Neb. -- Isabella Grace Keller, one-day old infant daughter of Kevin and Victoria Pearson Keller, died Jan. 22, 2012, at Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha. She is survived by her parents of Columbus; grandparents, Mark and Mary Pearson of Oakland; grandfather, Jim Keller of Sikeston, Mo.; great-grandmothers, Eva Weeks and Gayle Pearson both of Lyons and Barbara Mims of Sikeston; godparents, Bob andTeresa Hausman of Columbus; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins...
Kelvin Wooten (01/26/12)
DEXTER -- Kelvin Wooten, 43, died Jan. 25, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funereal Home in Dexter.
Donald Keller (01/26/12)
JACKSON -- Donald Carl Keller, 62, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Hayti, to Rex and Mabel Phillips Keller. He and Grace Moll were married March 31, 1979, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit. Their union was blessed with two wonderful children, Brian and Laura...
Clelah Bradley (01/26/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Clelah W. Bradley, 59, died Jan. 24, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born July 27, 1952, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Willie Monrow and Bonnie Hicks Medley, she had lived in Blanchard, Okla., for 20 years before returning in 1989 to Poplar Bluff where she was a member of the Second Baptist Church and the Ruth's Group. She had worked as a supervisor at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in the Central Sterile Department for 22 years...
Louis Jones (01/26/12)
NEW MADRID -- Louis Franklin Jones, 87, of New Madrid, lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at his home. He was born on July 27, 1924, to the late Louis Daniel and May Henry Jones of New Madrid. On Sept. 8, 1948, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Cobb who preceded him in meeting the Lord on March 12, 2003...
Leonard Etienne (01/26/12)
LILBOURN -- Leonard E. Etienne, 91, died Jan. 24, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 18, 1920, in Leopold, Ind., he was the son of the late Pete and Janie Avis Etienne. His wife, Kathryn Etienne, preceded him in death on July 13, 2003...
Ruby Curtis (01/26/12)
DEXTER -- Ruby Curtis, 97, died Jan. 25, 2012, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Hubert Grubb (01/25/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Clarence "Hubert" Grubb, 78, died Jan. 24, 2012, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 23, 1933 in Parma, to the late Orlie and Almeda Scruggs Grubb, he was owner/operator of Grubbs Mobile Homes. On June 17, 1950, in Caruthersville, he married Juanita Pearl Galloway who preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 2010...
Neva Pharris (01/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Neva N. Pharris, age 80, of Sikeston, died at 1:12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born to the late Dola and Rivers Kerr York on Nov. 15, 1931, in New Madrid County at Big Opening. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston...
Walter Hill Jr. (01/25/12)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Walter Hill Jr., 77, died Jan. 19, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1934, in Yazoo City, Miss., to the late Walter and Jessie Bell Taylor Hill Sr., he was of the Baptist belief and attended HCT High School in Mississippi. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954 and served in Germany. He was employed at Bethlehem Steel Company in Buffalo, N.Y., and moved in 1984 to Haywood City where he served as city marshal until his retirement...
Steve Mattison (01/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Steve Clark Mattison, 61, died at 2:54 p.m. Jan. 22, 2012, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born May 7, 1950, in Sikeston, to the late Clark and Lola Ford Mattison, he had worked as a truck dock foreman and was a member of the North Acres General Baptist Church...
Jerry Tarver (01/25/12)
DEXTER -- Jerry Marshell Tarver, 24, died Jan. 23, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Jan. 26, 1987, in Sikeston, to William M. Watkins of Sikeston and Carla Marie Hayes Tarver of Scott City. In addition to his parents, survivors include: a daughter, Emmarie Grace Watkins of Dexter; and two brothers, Michael Tarver of Sikeston and Timmy Tarver of Metropolis, Ill...
Lonnie McWhirter (01/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lonnie Vester McWhirter, 66, who died on Jan. 23, 2012 were: Mark McWhirter, Matthew McWhirter, Mike McWhirter, Charlie Wells, Kevin McWhirter and Gene Tidwell.
Bill Vinson (01/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Billy J. Vinson, 74, who died on Jan. 21, 2012 were: Gerald Rogers, Derek Lefler, Jack Britt, Larry Roach, Gene Tyrone and Jim Moore.
Billy Fitchpatrick (01/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Fitchpatrick, 76, died Jan. 24, 2012, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Paul Manker (01/24/12)
LOLA, Ky. -- Paul Manker, 77, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 20, 2012, at Livingston County Hospital in Salem. Born Jan. 12, 1935, to the late James and Helen Manker, he was a member of St. William Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus...
Joyce McQuary (01/24/12)
DEXTER -- Joyce Maxine McQuary, 76, died Jan. 21, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born June 30, 1935, in Dexter, to the late Moy W. and Hortense "Tensey" Farmer Davis, she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Dexter and had worked as a rural letter carrier...
Irma Inman (01/24/12)
DESLOGE -- Irma Lee Inman, 67, formerly of Conran, died Jan. 22, 2012, at National Healthcare-Desloge. Born Dec. 31, 1944, in Conran, she was the daughter of Ruby Florence Curtis Inman of Desloge and the late LeVoyd R. Inman. In addition to her mother, survivors include: two sons-in-law, Ralph Winn of Ogden, Utah, and Adam Trevino of Summerset, Texas; one sister, Jonnie Sue Payne of Farmington; and one brother, Danny Inman of Hornbeck, Tenn...
Joseph Capps (01/24/12)
ADVANCE -- Joseph R. Capps, 76, died Jan. 22, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 25, 1935, in Bakersfield, Calif., to the late James Robert and Zetta Long Capps, he had lived in Michigan before moving to Advance 42 years ago. He had worked at Arvin Automotive in Dexter and was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses...
Lonnie McWhirter (01/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Lonnie Vester McWhirter, 66, died Jan. 23, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 15, 1945, in Fayette, Ala., to the late Thomas Cleburn and Dessie McWhirter, he was employed by Bill Cole Farms. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was of the Baptist belief...
Edward Freeland (01/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Edward L. Freeland, 57, died Jan. 19, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 13, 1954, in Charleston, to the late William Inman and Helen Pearl Freeland, he was employed by Triangle in Sikeston for 30 years and by the DeWitt Company in Sikeston. He was of the Baptist belief...
Louis Jones (01/24/12)
NEW MADRID -- Louis Franklin Jones, 87, of New Madrid, lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at his home. He was born on July 27, 1924, to the late Louis Daniel and May Henry Jones of New Madrid. On Sept. 8, 1948, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Cobb who preceded him in meeting the Lord on March 12, 2003...
L.D. Roseman (01/24/12)
NEW MADRID -- Lemull D. "L.D." Roseman, 86, died Jan. 23, 2012, at his home. Born March 4, 1925, in Gideon, to the late Charles Andrew and Francis May Dillon Roseman, he was in the U.S. Army from April 19, 1944, to Nov. 28, 1945, receiving two Purple Hearts...
Edgar Marshall Jr. (01/23/12)
CHARLESTON -- Edgar Calvin Marshall Jr., age 88, peacefully passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at his home in Charleston. He was born Sept. 4, 1923, at 906 East Commercial Street in Charleston, to the late Edgar Calvin Marshall Sr. and Mary Alice Thompson Marshall. ...
Steve Mattison (01/23/12)
SIKESTON - Steve Mattison, 61, died at 2:54 p.m. Jan. 22, 2012, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Bill Vinson (01/23/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy J. Vinson, 74, died Jan. 21, 2012 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 9, 1938, in Paducah, Ky., to the late James and Esther Minton Vinson, he was a member of the Salcedo Baptist Church and after retiring from Alcoa Aluminum in 1987 owned and operated a furniture and appliance store. A staff sergeant serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion and VFW, where he was a past commander...
Sandra Bordonaro (01/23/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Sandra Kay Pullum Bordonaro, 67, died Jan. 22, 2012, at the Twin Rivers Medical Center at Kennett. Born Sept. 19, 1944, at New Madrid to the late Benjamin and Juanita Ford Pullum, she was a past member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville...
Bette S. Scism (01/23/12)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Bette S. Scism, 87, died Jan. 20, 2012, at the Galloway Nursing Home in Galloway. Born Jan. 20, 1925, in Bell City, Mo., daughter of the late Gus and Flodia Wilkerson Keller, she had lived in Stodddard County, Mo., most of her life before moving to Memphis four years ago...
Edward Freeland (01/23/12)
SIKESTON -- Edward L. Freeland, 57, died Jan. 19, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 13, 1954, in Charleston, to the late William Inman and Helen Pearl Freeland, he was employed by Triangle in Sikeston for 30 years and by the DeWitt Company in Sikeston. He was of the Baptist belief...
Jack Shifley (01/23/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jack Edward Shifley, 60, died Jan. 19, 2012, at the Manor Care Health Services in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 2, 1951, in Sikeston Mo., son of Thelma Niederstadt Wismer of Indiana and the late James Franklin Shifley, he served in the U.S. Army and Navy and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans...
Paul Manker (01/22/12)
LOLA, Ky. -- Paul Manker, 77, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Jan. 20, 2012, at Salem. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Gilberts Funeral Home in Marion, with services at 11 a.m. Monday.
Billy Vinson (01/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Vinson, 74, died Jan. 22, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
James Cooper (01/22/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dr. James Franklin Cooper, 77, formerly of St. Louis, died Jan. 19, 2012, at his residence in Charleston. He was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Charleston to the late Rev. Allen Britten Cooper and May Lawrence Cooper. He lived in Mississippi County and was educated in the Charleston public schools, graduating from Charleston High School in 1952. ...
Joyce Ditto (01/22/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Joyce A. Ditto, 45, died at 1:08 p.m. Jan. 20, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Sunday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. Online condolences may be made at www.shelbyfuneral.com...
Jackie Arington (01/22/12)
SHERWOOD, Ark. -- Jackie Eugene Arington, 67, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 8 p.m. Jan. 19, 2012, in the St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Born Feb. 13, 1944, in East Prairie, to Vashti Miller Arington of East Prairie and the late John Wyley Arington, he lived in Arkansas for the past several years. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist belief...
Billy Warren (01/22/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Billy Ray Warren, 75, died Jan. 19, 2012, at his home. Born March 22, 1936, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Marvin A. and Nadine Woods Warren, he was a retired self-employed truck driver. On July 31, 1958, he married Rose Marie Carpenter who preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 2005...
Jennifer Slaten Moseley (01/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Jennifer Leah Slaten Moseley, age 64, died Jan. 18, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau after a very short battle with small cell lung cancer. She was born Feb. 9, 1947, in Blytheville, Ark. She grew up in Caruthersville, until moving to Sikeston in the fifth grade. ...
Anita Cullum (01/20/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Anita O. Cullum, 69, died Jan. 18, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 21, 1942, in Holcomb, daughter of the late Herschel T. "Jack" and Dolly O. Wilson Farmer, she was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of Christ...
Johnny Jones (01/20/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Johnny C. Jones, 62, died at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 18, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Jan. 20, 1949, in Wolf Island, to the late J.T. "Bud" and Margie Marie George Jones, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and worked at the Sikeston Walmart for the past several years. He attended the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church...
Carl McLain (01/20/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Carl Edward McLain, 84, died at 2:30 a.m. Jan. 19, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1927, at East Prairie, to the late Floyd Edward and Annie Powers McLain, he was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army. He served for over 20 years during which he was stationed in Germany, Ft. Leonard Wood and at the Pentagon. He returned in 2010 to East Prairie where he was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Katherine Boone (01/20/12)
DEXTER -- Katherine Irene Tucker Boone, 98, died Jan. 18, 2012, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 8, 1914, in Diehlstadt, to the late Elmer and Birdie Mable Lightell Tucker, she was a retired seamstress at Elder Manufacturing and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter...
Ruth Stuckey (01/20/12)
PONDER, Texas -- Ruth Stuckey, 76, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Jan. 17, 2012, at her home. Born June 24, 1935, in Blodgett, Mo., to Dennis and Estella Strayhorn James, she owned and operated a fabric store in Claremore, Okla., and was of the Baptist belief...
Susan I. Watkins (01/19/12)
DEXTER -- Susan I. Watkins, daughter of the late Floyd James and Mattie Irene Grim Hoffman, was born in Poplar Bluff on Dec. 14, 1954, and passed away at her home in Dexter on Jan. 17, 2012, at the age of 57. Susan was raised in Dexter but after college lived with her husband in Fredericktown where they both taught school. ...
Maurice Wright (01/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Maurice Wright, 42, died Jan. 14, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 28, 1969, in Chicago, to the late Jimmie Lee Pollard, he was employed in the maintenance department at Hardee's Restaurant in Sikeston. He was a member of St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church of Sikeston, and had been an active member of the Boy Scouts. He was an only child, but his many friends made up his family...
Jennifer Mosley (01/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Jennifer Mosley, 64, died Jan. 18, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Ruth Stuckey (01/19/12)
PONDER, Texas -- Ruth Stuckey, 76, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Jan. 17, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
George Roberts (01/19/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- George Lane Roberts, 93, died Jan. 17, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born March 29, 1918, near Charleston, to the late William Noah and Florence Ella Lane Roberts, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was an active member of the First Christian Church in Charleston having served as a deacon, trustee, Sunday school superintendent and teacher. ...
Barbara Beck (01/19/12)
SPRINGFIELD -- Barbara Ellen Harwell Beck, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 8, 2012, at Magnolia Square. Born Sept. 2, 1931, in Charleston, to the late Daniel "Pete" and Myrtle Mae Vaughan Harwell, she worked for almost 30 years for Southwestern Bell and was a member of the Eastern Star...
Katherine Boone (01/19/12)
DEXTER -- Katherine I. Boone, 98, died Jan. 18, 2012, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Lee Jones (01/19/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Lee Jones, 85, died Jan. 13, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 2, 1926, in Lapanto, Ark., to the late Mary Bennett and Johnny Braden, she was a member of the New Bethel Church. Survivors include: three sons, Robert Lewis Brown of Chicago, Ray Douglas Brown of Tempo, Texas, and Larry Braden of Portageville; six daughters, Joelean Lewis of Grand Rapids, Mich., Maxine Henry of Chicago, Allean Mosby of Los Angeles, Angie Jones and Sandra Jones of Portageville and Bertha Moore of Lilbourn; and 38 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Johnny Jones (01/19/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Johnny Jones, 62, died at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 18, 2012, in the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Carl McLain (01/19/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Carl Edward McLain, 84, died Jan. 19, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Anita Cullum (01/19/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Anita Cullum, 69, died Jan. 18, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sadie Triplett (01/18/12)
CHARLESTON -- Sadie Mae Triplett, 71, died Jan. 16, 2012, at her home in Charleston. Born Sept. 7, 1940, in Clinton, Ky., to Emma Louise Crumble-Scott of Mayfield, Ky., and the late Autrey Scott Sr., she was employed by the Charleston Public Schools for 31 years in the culinary department before retiring and was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, where she served on the Mother's Board...
Hattie Slinkard (01/18/12)
BENTON -- Hattie Elizabeth Slinkard, 89, died Jan. 16, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 5, 1922, in Beckley, W.Va., to the late Frank Elmer and Mary Fountain Cochran Cook. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton and she and her husband were self-employed blacksmiths...
Maurice Wright (01/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Maurice Wright, 42, died Jan. 14, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Rooster Cates (01/18/12)
OWENSVILLE, Ohio -- Lance Hunter "Rooster" Cates, 33, died Jan. 9, 2012, at Anderson Mercy Hospital in Cincinnati. Born Nov. 20, 1978, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he was a member of the Fayetteville Church of Christ. He graduated in 2001 from Thomas A. Wiley School in Owensville where he received the Presidential Award, Achievement Award and Cheerleading Award. He worked at Residential Concepts Day Habilitation Program in Williamsburg...
Bonnie Valliant (01/18/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Evonne "Bonnie" Valliant, 56, died Jan. 13, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 6, 1955, in Osceola, Ark., to the late Samon Rayford and Ruth Fisher, she had lived in Missouri since 1999 and was of the Baptist belief. She married Eric Valliant who preceded her in death in 1998...
Ronald Williams (01/18/12)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Retired Senior Master Sgt. Ronald G. Williams, 58, died Jan. 14, 2012, at his home. After retirement from the United States Air Force, he devoted 13 years to Hawker Beechcraft as a technical writer in Wichita. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife of more than 34 years, Donna Williams; mother, Frances Williams; brother, Mark Williams; daughters, Tiffanie Williams and Jessica Cummings; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Ashlyn Cummings...
Dean Hornback (01/18/12)
NEW MADRID -- Jimmie "Dean" Hornback, 68, died Jan. 10, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 3, 1943, in Kewanee, to the late Willie and Floyd Hornback, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He had worked as a merchant mariner on barges on the Mississippi River for Ingram Barge Lines; as a farmhand; and as a water and antenna tower rigger...
Matthew Gentry (01/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Matthew Gentry, 60, died Jan. 13, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 23, 1951, in Gurden, Ark., to the late Cleo and Gustava Perry Gentry, he moved to Missouri in 2002. Survivors include: one son, Frazier Gentry of Gurden; two brothers, Augustus Gentry and James Gentry of Gurden; one sister, Cleo Jean Anderson of Lansing, Mich.; and a special friend, Patricia James of Sikeston...
Harry Warren (01/18/12)
CHARLESTON -- Harry Warren, 65, a resident of Charleston, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 5, 1946, at Cape Girardeau, to the Harry "Joker" Warren Jr. and Julia Cooper Warren, who survive of Charleston, he had lived and worked in Charleston his entire life as a rancher and farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
Red Baker (01/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Daniel "Red" Baker, 53, died at 9:25 p.m. Jan. 13, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Oct. 28, 1958, in Winston-Salem, N.C., to the late Walter Baker Sr. and Pauline Gray and lived in Missouri most of his life. He attended Matthew High School...
George Roberts (01/18/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- George Lane Roberts, 93, died Jan. 17, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Albert Lorenz (01/18/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Albert Lorenz, 89, died Jan. 14, 2012, at Westwood Hills Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff. Born June 5, 1922, in Davenport, Iowa, to the late Albert Henry and Martha Shulse Lorenz, he had lived and worked in Davenport where he was a self-employed plasterer. He moved to Morehouse four years ago and was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Joann Cravens (01/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Mrs. JoAnn Cravens passed peacefully to a better place on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. JoAnn was born March 12, 1925, to John Willard Proffer and Willa Lois (Lessley) Proffer in her grandparents' home in Gravel Hill. Her early formative years and experiences were shaped by running that small Southeast Missouri community's fields and woods and being an ever mischievous presence in her grandfather's country store. ...
Todd Dean (01/17/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Dennis "Todd" Dean, 49, died Jan. 14, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Born Dec. 31, 1962, in Hayti, to Sandra Kay Pullum Bordonaro of Portageville and the late Bobby Dean, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville...
Mary Lee Jones (01/17/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Lee Jones, 85, died Jan. 13, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Hattie Slinkard (01/17/12)
BENTON -- Hattie Slinkard, 89, died Jan. 16, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Benton.
Charlotte Surface (01/17/12)
CHAFFEE -- Charlotte Ann Surface, 67, died Jan. 15, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 12, 1944, in Detroit, to the late Monroe Henry and Naomi Regina Compas Lauck, she was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, Daughters of St. ...
Rosie Guest (01/17/12)
NEW MADRID -- Rosie Lee Guest, 87, died Jan. 11, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 7, 1924, in West Memphis, Ark., to the late Prince and Annie Freeman, she was a member of St. Mary's Baptist Church in Chatfield, Ark. In 1969, she married Otis Guest who preceded her in death...
R.C. Eagle (01/17/12)
DEXTER -- Red Cloud "R.C." Eagle, 71, died Jan. 15, 2012, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 31, 1940, in Gideon, to the late Chief Ed White and Mary Josephine Pashegoba Eagle, he had lived in Dexter most of his life. He had been a sign painter and also did lettering and pin striping...
Skeeter Gordon (01/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Ruby "Skeeter" Gordon, 93, died at 1:05 a.m. Jan. 12, 2012. Born May 31, 1918, in Center Ridge, Ark., to the late Edd and Dola Hogue Holloway, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include: one son, Shelby Gordon of Sikeston; one sister, Myrtle L. Edwards of Austin, Ark.; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Delmer R. Barks (01/17/12)
DEXTER - Delmer R. Barks, 82, died Jan. 14, 2012, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 24, 1929, in Lowndes, son of the late David Ransom and Minnie Ann Hardesty Barks, he was raised in Wayne County and resided in Dexter since 1962. He began a teaching career at the Frye School, a one-room school house in Wayne County, and later was a teacher, coach and a principal for the Greenville Schools. ...
Hattie Slinkard (01/16/12)
BENTON - Hattie Slinkard, 89, died Jan. 16, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Benton is in charge of arrangements that are incomplete.
Joann Proffer Cravens (01/16/12)
SIKESTON - Joann Proffer Cravens 86, died Jan. 16, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Delmer R. Barks (01/16/12)
DEXTER - Delmer R. Barks, 82, died Jan. 14, 2012, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 24, 1929, in Lowndes, son of the late David Ransom and Minnie Ann Hardesty Barks, he was raised in Wayne County and resided in Dexter since 1962. He began a teaching career at the Frye School, a one room school house in Wayne County, and later was a teacher, coach, and a principal for the Greenville Schools. ...
Dora Lee Adkisson (01/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dora Lee Adkisson, 78, died at 9 p.m. Jan. 12, 2012, in the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 12, 1933, in East Prairie, to the late Earl and Ruth Stallings Brown, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County where she was a retired teacher having taught school in the East Prairie and Charleston school districts. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Charleston...
Janet Costin (01/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Janet Ann Costin (St. Clair) of Sikeston, passed away Jan. 10, 2012, in St. Charles after an illness. Ann was born on Feb. 16, 1937, in St. Louis, to James C. and Rachel K. St. Clair. She was an alumnus of Hampden DuBose Academy and West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing and earned degrees from Stephens College and Southeast Missouri State University. Ann was a registered nurse and an educator in the Sikeston Public School system for over 20 years...
John R. Vines Sr. (01/15/12)
DEXTER -- John Robert Vines Sr., 59, died Jan. 13, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 17, 1952, in Sikeston, son of the late Sam and Ilah Hays Vines, he was raised in Sikeston and had worked in banking beginning his career with Security Federal Savings and Loan in Malden. A long-time member of Rotary Club International and a member of the Father Slay Council of Knights of Columbus, he was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
Rosenell Johnson (01/15/12)
RISCO -- Rosenell Johnson, 94, died Jan. 11, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 23, 1917, in Turrell, Ark., to the late George Washington and Mary Evelyn Greenhaw Thresher, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco. On Dec. 22, 1933, in Marion, Ark., she married Albert Sidney Johnson who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1998...
JoDonna Schwepker (01/15/12)
CHAFFEE -- JoDonna Ann Schwepker, 52, died Jan. 13, 2012, at her mothers home in Chaffee. Born Dec. 9, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, to Dorothy Arnzen Glaus of Chaffee and the late Lary Glaus, she was a longtime resident of Chaffee. She retired from Proctor and Gamble and was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church...
Paul Schuerenberg Sr. (01/13/12)
GRAY RIDGE -- Paul Mitchell Schuerenberg Sr., 94, of Gray Ridge, died Jan. 11, 2012, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 26, 1917, in Kewanee, to the late W.H. and Cora Lee Schuerenberg, he was a self-employed farmer and of the Presbyterian belief. ...
Melvin Happe (01/13/12)
PHOENIX -- Melvin E. Happe, 89, died Jan. 11, 2012. Born April 13, 1922, in Farrenburg, Mo., to the late Jake C. and Esther B. Happe, he was a veteran having served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed by Union Rock and Material prior to retirement...
Dora L. Adkisson (01/13/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dora L. Adkisson, 78, died at 9 p.m. Jan. 12, 2012, in the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
James Hinson (01/13/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Memorial services for James Dallas Hinson, 75, who died on Jan. 11, 2012, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie. Thomas Smotherman will officiate. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements...
Paul Schuerenberg (01/12/12)
GRAY RIDGE -- Paul Schuerenberg, 94, died Jan. 11, 2012, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Sharon Lopez (01/12/12)
DEXTER -- Sharon Lopez, 71, died Jan. 9, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 20, 1940, in Aurora, Ill., to the late Frank Edward and Shirley Witte Suk, she was a member of the Streator, Ill., Eagles Aerie where she had lived for many years. She moved to Dexter in November 2011...
Tommy May (01/12/12)
NEW MADRID -- Tommy Lee May, 78, died Jan. 10, 2012, at his home. Born June 26, 1933, in Plainview, Ark., to the late Thomas Henry and Vivian Bittle May, he was a member of New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4209, American Legion Post 595, Masonic Lodge 429 and the New Madrid Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired as a rural carrier in New Madrid from the U.S. Postal Service...
Curtis Orr (01/12/12)
CANALOU -- Curtis Eugene Orr, 66, died at 9:53 a.m. Jan. 8, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 29, 1945, in Haleyville, Ala., to the late Curtis Orr and Pauline Ergle Orr Metheny, he had worked as a truck driver and mechanic for MFA Oil...
Loeta Morgan (01/12/12)
PARMA -- Loeta Morgan, 80, died Jan. 9, 2012, at her home. Born April 24, 1932, in Hayti, to the late Robert and Velma May Maroney Keller, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma and had been a 4-H leader. On Aug. 21, 1954, at New Madrid, she married Ted Morgan, and he survives of the home...
Dorothy LaFerney (01/12/12)
NEW MADRID -- Dorothy S. LaFerney, 82, died Jan. 11, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born May 21, 1929, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Welton and Alma Burton Marshall. On April 24, 1944, in New Madrid, she married Richard B. "Dick" LaFerney, and he preceded her in death on July 25, 2007...
Patsy Winkelmann (01/12/12)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Patsy Jean Winkelmann, 68, died Dec. 30, 2011, at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Born June. 3, 1943, in Cairo, to Helen Oliver of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Buster Vaughn, she received a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis University. ...
Ellen Jo Dowdy (01/12/12)
DEXTER -- Ellen Jo Dowdy, 67, died Jan. 10, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 1, 1944, in Dexter, daughter of the late Paul W. and Mary Shell Sitton, she was a homemaker and member of the Heartland Quilting Guild and the American Legion Auxiliary. On March 9, 1968, in Dexter, she married Gary Don Dowdy, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2011...
James Hinson (01/12/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James Dallas Hinson, 75, died at 1:23 a.m. Jan. 11, 2012, in the Charleston Manor. Born July 16, 1936, in Ridgley, Tenn., to the late William Gilbert and Bessie Marie Goodman Hinson, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Harriet Brietz (01/12/12)
HARRISBURG, Ark. -- Mrs. Harriet (Smith) Brietz of Harrisburg departed this life Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. She was born June 15, 1914, at Harrisburg, the daughter of W. Judson and Fannie (Hunn) Smith. She was married to Clarence Edwin Brietz on Nov. 25, 1933, and they enjoyed 40 years together until his death in February 1974...
Dorothy LaFerney (01/11/12)
LILBOURN -- Dorothy S. LaFerney, 82, died Jan. 11, 2012, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
James Hinson (01/11/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James D. Hinson, 75, died at 1:23 a.m. Jan. 11, 2012, in the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Curtis Orr (01/11/12)
CANALOU -- Curtis Eugene Orr, 66, died at 9:53 a.m. Jan. 8, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 29, 1945, in Haleyville, Ala., to the late Curtis Orr and Pauline Ergle Orr Metheny, he had worked as a truck driver and mechanic for MFA Oil...
Roxie Beyerbach (01/11/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Roxie Beyerbach, 89, died at 9:10 p.m. Jan. 9, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 8, 1923, near Bertrand, to the late John and Mamie Ellis Davenport, she lived in Mississippi County her entire life and was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Bert Wilmurth (01/11/12)
CHARLESTON -- Alberta Novola "Bert" Wilmurth, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died Jan. 9, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 28, 1933, at Tuckerman, Ark., to the late Ellis and Babe Taylor Bowen, she was a 1953 graduate of Grubbs High School in Grubbs, Ark. ...
Bonnie Lewis (01/10/12)
PUXICO -- Bonnie Jean Lewis, 72, died Jan. 7, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 24, 1939, in Kinder, to the late James and Etta Belle Massey Daniels, she had lived in the Puxico and Kinder areas most of life. She attended the General Baptist Church in Puxico. She and her husband were the owner's of Cliff's Market and also worked at the Puxico Nursing Center...
Herman Campbell (01/10/12)
PUXICO -- Herman L. Campbell, 92, died Jan. 8, 2012, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab. Born Aug. 5, 1919, in Puxico, to the late Hobert and Esther Crews Campbell, he was a member of the United Methodist Church in Puxico and was a church clerk for several years. ...
Derick Bramlett (01/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Derick A. Bramlett, 28, who died Jan. 8, 2012, will be: Chase Sweet, Colt Sweet, Eric Jones, Andrew Croxford, Brandon Tanksley, Chris Moore and Josh Norvill...
Doris McDaniel (01/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Doris Ann McDaniel, 66, who died on Jan. 6, 2012, were: Nathan Mays, Keith Brown, Barry McDowell, Wayne Holmes, Josh Holmes and Mark Woolums.
Tom Murchison (01/10/12)
NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Daniel T. "Tom" Murchison, 75, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 7, 2012. Born Oct. 26, 1936, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Dan and Margaret Murchison, he had practiced law in Natchitoches since 1963 and served as city attorney for more than three decades. ...
Roma Garrison (01/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Roma R. Garrison, 88, formerly of Doniphan, died Jan. 7, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born March 12, 1923, in Cherryville, daughter of the late Robert and Edna Carey Pyatt, she retired as a nurses' aide. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Garrison, one sister, Edith Adams, and three brothers, Reo Carey, Edwin Carey and Delmar Pyatt...
Roxie Beyerbach (01/10/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Roxie Beyerbach, 89, died at 9:10 p.m. Jan. 9, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Bert Wilmurth (01/10/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alberta N. "Bert" Wilmurth, 78, died Jan. 9, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Patricia Pullum (01/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Pullum, 64, died Jan. 7, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 15, 1947, in Dexter, to the late Rex G. and Margie Pauline Jones Kilmer, she had lived in the Dexter and Sikeston area most of her life and was a member of the Life Church in Sikeston...
Ophelia Mason (01/09/12)
CHARLESTON -- Ophelia Farries Mason, 67, died Jan. 7, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 27, 1944, in rural Charleston to the late Joe and Maebell Kellie Farries, she attended Lincoln School in Charleston and became a certified nursing assistant. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness congregations in East Prairie and Cairo, Ill...
Daniel Bailey (01/09/12)
ADVANCE -- Daniel Wayne Bailey, 40, was born Sept. 2, 1971, at Dexter and departed this life on Jan. 7, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Survivors include: Brent, Brent Jr., Stacey and Levi Bradley of the home; his parents, Paul Glenn and Margaret Emma Hale Bradley of Doniphan; nieces, Nikki and Bianca Bailey, both of Doniphan and Rachael (Derrick) Ragle of Qulin; three brothers, LaRoy Bailey and his children, Alyssa and Braiden, Lenny Bailey and his children, Kimber and Kyle and Damon Bailey, all of Doniphan; his dear friends, Blye Galemore and Jennifer Deaton both of Jackson, Gabe Cooper of Dexter and Kim Frost of West Plains. ...
William Van Arsdale (01/09/12)
SIKESTON -- William P. Van Arsdale, 90, died Jan. 8, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 2, 1921, in Kirksville, to the late George P. and Della Odell Van Arsdale, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served on the USS Paul Hamilton in the south Pacific during World War II, graduated with a degree in mathematics from Vanderbilt University and was employed as an engineer by the Missouri State Highway Department...
Derick Bramlett (01/09/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Derick A. Bramlett, 28, died Jan. 8, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 26, 1983, in Sikeston, son of Charles and Brenda Jeffries Bramlett of Sikeston, he was employed as a carpenter for S&S Interiors in Cape Girardeau and a member of the Carpenter's Union...
Sammy Lee Pruitt (01/09/12)
IDALIA -- Sammy Lee Pruitt, 71, died Jan. 8, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 23, 1940, in Idalia, to the late Everett Dennis and Myrtle Pruitt, he lived in Idalia all of his life. He had worked as a machinist at Arvin Automotive in Dexter and was a member of Masonic Lodge 152 in Bloomfield and the Sikeston American Legion. He was of the Baptist belief...
Jimmy Hester (01/09/12)
DEXTER -- Jimmy Hester, 59, died Jan. 7, 2012, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 28, 1957, in Berry St. Edmunds, England, son of Beryl Irene Burroughs Hester of Dexter and the late James Victor Hester, he was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter. He worked at Purolator in Dexter for many years until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Dexter Eagles Lodge...
Curtis Orr (01/09/12)
CANALOU -- Curtis Orr, 66, died Jan. 8, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Patty Mueller (01/09/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Patricia "Patty" Ann Vilda Mueller, 79, departed this world for Heavenly Glory on Jan. 8, 2012, after suffering a massive stroke and ensuing complications. She was born March 21, 1932, to Mamie Walker Vilda and Wesley Vilda, where she, along with her sister, Louise, and brother, Wesley II, lived in St. Louis near Maplewood...
Lawson Keith Scott (01/09/12)
MATTHEWS -- Pallbearers for services held Saturday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lawson Keith "Buddy Boy" Scott, 62, who died Jan. 4, 2012 were: David Sanders, Junior Keith, Michael Scott, Spencer Hedgepeth, Leroy Scott and T. Jay Lathum. Honorary pallbearers were Josh Sanders and Lucas Polk...
Bonnie Jean Lewis (01/09/12)
PUXICO - Bonnie Jean Lewis, 72, died Jan. 7, 2012, at her home in Puxico. Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Lowell Wallace (01/09/12)
NEW MADRID -- Lowell Wallace, 87, died Jan. 6, 2012, at the Golden Living Center. Born June 24, 1924, in Muskogee, Okla., to the late Rev. Tom and Maudie Honeycutt Wallace, he attended the Church of God in Parma and worked in the steel mill for many years in Granite City, Ill...
Doris McDaniel (01/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Doris Ann McDaniel, 66, of Sikeston, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at her home. Born April 26, 1945, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Dolivan Gene and Margaret Augusta Walker Roberts, she was employed for 13 years by Good Humor Breyer in Sikeston...
Dorothy Lewis (01/08/12)
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Dorothy Lewis, 75, passed died Jan. 5, 2012. She was a 20-year resident of Chattanooga having moved from East Prairie, Mo. She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church and retired from Brown Shoe Company with over 20 years of service...
Doris McDaniel (01/06/12)
SIKESTON - Doris McDaniel, 66, died Jan. 6, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lawson Keith Scott (01/06/12)
MATTHEWS -- Lawson Keith "Buddy Boy" Scott, 62, of Matthews, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 30, 1949, in Matthews, to the late Lawson Alonzo and Birley Evelyn (Bohannon) Scott, he was a special needs child. He was of the Baptist faith. His love of radio and the Oak Ridge Boys made him a joy to know...
Ed Duty (01/06/12)
BENTON -- Estel "Ed" Duty, 85, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:20 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 4, 1926, near Portageville, to the late Joseph Lorin and Myrtle Christine Blankenship Duty, he owned Duty & Kestner Excavating. He was a member of the New Fellowship of Hope Church in Benton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Silver Star...
Gilbert Faulkner (01/05/12)
DEXTER -- Gilbert M. Faulkner, 79, died Jan. 3, 2012, at his home. Born July 31, 1932, in Bloomfield, to the late Earnest and Minnie Cantrel Faulkner, he retired as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy. He serviced planes and he and his brother were co-owners of an aviation service...
Frances Montgomery (01/05/12)
DEXTER -- Frances Ann Montgomery, 74, died Jan. 3, 2012, at the Gideon Care Center. Born March 12, 1937, in Dexter, to the late John A. and Dorothy Sifford Lemons, she was a homemaker and a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter where she played the organ for a number of years...
Ed Duty (01/05/12)
BENTON -- Estel "Ed" Duty, 85, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Lawson Scott (01/05/12)
MATTHEWS - Lawson Scott, 62, died Jan. 4, 2012, at his home in Matthews. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
John C. Wolff (01/04/12)
MANDAN, N.D. -- John C. Wolff, 81, formerly of Regent, died Dec. 11, 2011, at his home in Mandan. Born March 24,1930, in Alden Township, to the late Christian and Anna (Schlaht) Wolff, he joined the U.S. Army in 1952 and trained with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles later transferring to the anti-aircraft division. ...
Carlyn Harrington (01/04/12)
NEW MADRID -- Carlyn Harrington, 80, died Dec. 30, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born June 6, 1931, in Flat Rock, Ark., to the late Larkin and Ida May Pharm Keith, she was a member of the Church of Christ in New Madrid. Survivors include: two daughters, Lynn Glastetter of Marston and Vivian Mangus of Clarkston, Mich.; one sister, Nancy Parish of New Madrid; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Charles Murphy (01/04/12)
BERTRAND -- Charles Willis Murphy, 84, died Jan. 2, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born May 5, 1927, at Wyatt, to the late Tandy Burton and Gertrude Marie Vowels Murphy, he had been employed in the service department with the Peoples Natural Gas Company in Waukegan, Ill., from 1957 until his retirement in 1987. ...
Sammie Underwood (01/04/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Sammie Lee Warfield Underwood, 75, died Jan. 1, 2012, at University City Forest Manor in University City. Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Sikeston, to the late Robert and Lottie Green Yarber Sr., she had lived in St. Louis since 1965 where she was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church...
Elva Smee (01/04/12)
DEXTER - Elva Marie Smee, 89, died Dec. 30, 2011, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born April 3, 1922, in Stoddard County, to the late George Lewis Gaines and Rachel Winemiller Gaines, she was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter and the former co-owner of George's Freeze Queen in Bernie and Grandpa's Barbecue in Dexter with her husband, George Smee...
Ruth Bonds (01/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Ruth Garrett Bonds, 80, died Dec. 29, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 26, 1931, in Pontotoc, Miss., to the late Wash and Eugene White Garrett, she had lived in Missouri since 1967. She was a member of Greer's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Sikeston, where she served on the Mother's Board...
Janice Pinnell (01/04/12)
WAPPAPELLO -- Pallbearers at services held today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Janice Raye Pinnell, 63, formerly of Sikeston, who died Dec. 31, 2011, were: Bill Davis, Kenny Stone, Rick Tidwell, Barry Pinnell, John Webb and Shawn Carter-Bishop...
Van Fisher (01/04/12)
WILSON CITY -- Van Clifford Fisher, 52, died at 9:35 p.m. Jan. 2, 2012, in Charleston. Born Dec. 9, 1959, in Wyatt to the late Willie Grissom and Vertie B. Fisher, he was of the Baptist belief. He is survived by three brothers, Richard Fisher of Charleston, Otha Fisher of Michigan City, Ind., and Terry Dowell of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six sisters, Vertie Mae Dowell and Verline Dowell of Charleston, Valorie Greer and Alice Marie Dowell of Michigan City, Ind., Yvonne Irene Dowell of Wilson City and Lori Ann Dowell of Austell, Ga.. ...
Steven St. Mary Sr. (01/03/12)
NEW MADRID - Steven Arthur St. Mary Sr. passed away on Dec. 31, 2011, at the age of 92. He was born on July 12, 1919, in New Madrid to the late June St. Mary and Jenny Broughton St. Mary. He was a veteran, having served our country in the Army, as a staff sergeant during WWII. He was employed by Noranda Aluminum until his retirement in July 1985 and was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church...
Alene Barlow (01/03/12)
CHAFFEE - Alene Barlow, 85, died Dec. 30, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1926, in Advance, to the late John William and Lillie Mae Marrow Randles, she was a member of Greater Vision Pentecostal Church in Chaffee...
Elva Smee (01/03/12)
DEXTER - Elva Marie Smee, 89, died Dec. 30, 2011, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born April 3, 1922, in Stoddard County, to the late George Lewis Gaines and Rachel Winemiller Gaines, she was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter and the former co-owner of George's Freeze Queen in Bernie and Grandpa's Barbecue in Dexter with her husband, George Smee...
Bill Craig (01/03/12)
GORDONVILLE -- William Albert "Bill" Craig of Gordonville died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Southeast Health Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 12, 1941, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late James Leon and Lilly Craig, he owned Craig Appraisal and Real Estate Investment Services of Cape Girardeau. ...
Carlyn Harrington (01/03/12)
NEW MADRID -- Carlyn Harrington, 89, died Dec. 30, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born July 6, 1931, in Flat Rock, Ark., to the late Larkin and Ida May Pharm Keith, she was a member of the Church of Christ in New Madrid. Survivors include: two daughters, Lynn Glastetter of Marston and Vivian Mangus of Clarkston, Mich.; one sister, Nancy Parish of New Madrid; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Barbara Nolen (01/03/12)
JACKSON -- Barbara J. Nolen, 61, formerly of Mississippi County, died Jan. 1, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center. Born June 15, 1950, in Texas County, Mo., near Houston, to Wanda Evelyn Pemberton Brooks Salyer of Anniston and the late Bill Brooks, she had lived in Jackson for the past 20 years...
Louis Daugherty (01/03/12)
MILAN, Tenn. -- Louis C. Daugherty, 81, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Dec. 30, 2011, at Milan. Born Sept. 11, 1930, in Granite City, Ill., to the late Charles H. and Goldie B. Sanders Daugherty, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville where he served as a deacon. ...
Charles Murphy (01/03/12)
BERTRAND -- Charles Willis Murphy, 84, died Jan. 2, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Audrey Morgan (01/03/12)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Audrey Morgan, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Dec. 20, 2011. Born Aug. 13, 1916, at Springfield, Mo., to the late W.O. and Anna Baker Tanner, she graduated from Chaffee High School in 1935. She was employed by the U.S. government as a munitions inspector (bombs and shells) during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. ...
Mary Turner (01/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ellen Turner, 53, died Jan. 1, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 15, 1958, in Dunedin, Fla., to the late Willie Gordan and Nora Bell Varnadore Griner, she was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Sikeston and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary No. 114 of Sikeston...
Janice Pinnell (01/03/12)
WAPPAPELLO -- Janice Raye Pinnell, 63, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 31, 2011, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1948, in Sikeston, to Opal Robinson Merriman of Sikeston and the late Ray P. Merriman, she was a 1966 graduate of Sikeston High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper and secretary for Gaylon Lawrence Farms and Lambert's Cafe and attended the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston...
Steven St. Mary Sr. (01/02/12)
NEW MADRID - Steven Arthur St. Mary Sr. passed away on Dec. 31, 2011, at the age of 92. He was born on July 12, 1919, in New Madrid to the late June St. Mary and Jenny Broughton St. Mary. He was a veteran, having served our country in the Army, as a staff sergeant during WWII. He was employed by Noranda Aluminum until his retirement in July 1985 and was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church...
Elva Smee (01/02/12)
DEXTER - Elva Marie Smee, 89, died Dec. 30, 2011, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born April 3, 1922, in Stoddard County to the late George Lewis Gaines and Rachel Winemiller Gaines, she was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter and the former co-owner of George's Freeze Queen in Bernie and Grandpa's Barbecue in Dexter with her husband, George Smee...
Janice Pinnell (01/02/12)
WAPPAPELLO - Janice Raye Pinnell, 63, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 31, 2011, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1948, in Sikeston, to Opal Robinson Merriman of Sikeston and the late Ray P. Merriman, she was a 1966 graduate of Sikeston High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper and secretary for Gaylon Lawrence Farms and Lambert's Café, and attended the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston...
Barbara Nolen (01/02/12)
JACKSON - Barbara J. Salyer Nolen, 61, formerly of Mississippi County, died Jan. 1, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Audrey Morgan (01/02/12)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Audrey Morgan, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Dec. 20, 2011. Born Aug. 13, 1916, at Springfield, Mo., to the late W.O. and Anna Baker Tanner, she graduated from Chaffee High School in 1935. She was employed by the U.S. government as a munitions inspector (bombs and shells) during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. ...
Louis Daugherty (01/02/12)
MILAN, Tenn. - Louis C. Daugherty, 81, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Dec. 30, 2011, at Milan. Born Sept. 11, 1930, in Granite City, Ill., to the late Charles H. and Goldie B. Sanders Daugherty, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville where he served as a deacon for 14 years. ...
Alene Barlow (01/02/12)
CHAFFEE - Alene Barlow, 85, died Dec. 30, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1926, in Advance to the late John William and Lillie Mae Marrow Randles, she was a member of Greater Vision Pentecostal Church in Chaffee...
James Walker (01/01/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- James Edward Walker, 56, died Dec. 29, 2011, at Portageville. Born July 12, 1955, in Steele, he was the son of the late Willie Mae Prichett and John Walker. Survivors include: one son, James Edward Spence of Detroit; three daughters, Halona Daniels of Portageville and Tinisha Spence and Tocarra Spence of Detroit; two brothers, William Walker and Jimmy Walker of Portageville; four sisters, Mary Walker of Florida, Bertha Walker and Jannie Walker of Cape Girardeau and Bobby Boyd of Portageville; and nine grandchildren.. ...
Pauline Ward (01/01/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Virginia Pauline Ward, 92, died Dec. 29, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 12, 1919, in Cotton Wood Point, to the late Samuel Felix and Maude Abbott Cook, she was a past member of the Hayward Methodist Church...
Carolyn Knotts (01/01/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Carolyn Ann Stidham-Knotts, 64, died Dec. 29, 2011, at her home. Born Jan. 12, 1947, in Maraduke, Ark., to Gean Abraham Knotts of Chaffee and the late Ervin Herman, she attended the Church of God in Chaffee and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Chaffee V.F.W. Post No. 3127...