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Obituaries from February 2012

Philip Bucher (02/29/12)
NEW HAMBURG -- Monsignor Philip Bucher, 76, died Feb. 27, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital Center in Albuquerque, N.M. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Bobby Lambert (02/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Bobby Joe Lambert, 40, died Dec. 6, 2011, at the Goldschmidt Cancer Center in Jefferson City. Born July 21, 1971, in Chicago, to Marilyn Lambert of Germantown, Tenn., and the late Arthur Jackson, he was a graduate of Lee County Senior High School in Marianna, Ark. A member of Salem Baptist Church in Forrest City, Ark., he worked as a professional cross-country truck driver...
Bette Sorrells (02/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Bette Jean Sorrells, 78, died at 7:10 a.m. Feb. 28, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 11, 1934, in the Whiting community near East Prairie, to the late Lillard Dee and Clara Thrower Davis, she lived most of her life in Sikeston where she was a retired rural mail carrier with the Sikeston Post Office. She was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Ruth Wood (02/28/12)
DEXTER -- Ruth N. Wood, 86, died Feb. 24, 2012, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 24, 1925, at Wardell, to the late Henry and Jennie Caraway Hickerson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. She was a former public school educator, working in various school districts, and the former assistant librarian at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar...
Beulah Lee (02/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Beulah L. Lee, 75, died Feb. 26, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 8, 1936, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Archie Ball and Maxi May McKay Lee, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. On June 26, 1961, in Birmingham, she married Jack D. Lee, who preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1989...
Betty Sorrells (02/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Betty Sorrells, 78, died Feb. 28, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
David Rendleman (02/28/12)
SPRINGFIELD -- David Rendleman, formerly of Dexter, died Feb. 27, 2012, at Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Tiny Smith (02/28/12)
DEXTER -- Tiny Louise Smith, 83, died Feb. 26, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 18, 1928, in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Lillie Ramsey Sadler. In April 1950, at Piggott, Ark., she married Gene Barney Smith who preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1967...
Dorothy Williams (02/27/12)
SEARCY, Ark. -- Dorothy Lee Lambert Williams, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. Born Feb. 13, 1933, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Reno and Flora Mae Lambert, she graduated from Blodgett High School. She was a beautician for many years. ...
Charles Halter Jr. (02/27/12)
BIRCH TREE -- Charles Wayne Halter Jr., 52, died Feb. 21, 2012, at his home in Birch Tree. Born Sept. 25, 1959, in Lincoln, Neb., son of Mary Catherine French Halter of Birch Tree and the late Charles Wayne Halter Sr., Charles was a graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. He spent many years working on the river as a deck hand and First Mate. He loved animals and the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by close friends and the family he loved...
Billy Sanders Sr. (02/27/12)
DEXTER -- Billy Ray Sanders Sr., 62, died Feb. 24, 2012, at his home. Born June 1, 1949, in Essex, son of the late Elmer Junior and Clara Jane King Sanders, he had lived all his life in Essex and Dexter where he had worked in the sanitation department at Tyson Foods and was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center...
Marie Baker (02/26/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Elizabeth Marie Baker, 89, died at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 24, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 1, 1923, in New Madrid County near East Prairie to the late Clarence A. and Lena Marten Baker, she was a 1941 graduate of East Prairie High School. ...
Mary Lou Latham (02/26/12)
FLORISSANT -- Mary Lou Latham, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Christian Northwest Hospital in Florissant. Born Jan. 27, 1937, in the Hooe community, daughter of the late Bernie E. and Elsie Viola Crader Bollinger, she worked as a secretary for the Hazelwood School District for over 30 years before retiring...
Geraldine Vaughn (02/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Geraldine Vaughn, 69, died Feb. 23, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 12, 1942, in Paris, Ark., daughter of the late Hugh and Suda Demasters Fowler, she worked for Southeast Missouri State University for 35 years before retiring...
Terry Evans (02/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Phillip Terry Evans, age 70, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. He was born Dec. 20, 1941, in Parma, the son of Woodrow "Woody" Evans of Sikeston and the late Sue Greene Evans. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a successful businessman in Sikeston, having owned and operated Shear Perfection Hair Salon where he worked as a professional hairstylist for more than 20 years and was also a licensed real estate agent...
Beulah O'Conner (02/26/12)
WAPPAPELLO -- Beulah Alma Andrews Davis O'Conner, 85, died Feb. 23, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 24, 1926, in Wolf Lake, Ill., to the late Aden Robert and Hester Hodge Andrews, she lived most of her life in Dexter and Wappapello. She was a member of the Egypt Community Church in Puxico and a former member of the Eastern Star. She was a welder on naval ships during World War II in Rhode Island and worked in food services in Southeast Missouri as a manager, restauranteur, cook and waitress...
Charles Cantrell (02/26/12)
DEXTER -- Charles Leamon Cantrell, 56, died Feb. 24, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 14, 1956, in Conran, to the late Howard Leamon Cantrell and Nora Gribble Cantrell Powell, he was a veteran of the United States Marines...
Ruth Wood (02/26/12)
DEXTER -- Ruth Wood, 86, died Feb. 24, 2012, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ellen Williams (02/24/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ellen S. Williams, 64, died at 12:55 a.m. Feb. 23, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 7, 1947, to the late Charles Garland and Susie Mae Haines Talley, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she attended the First General Baptist Church. She owned and operated the Vikings Club of East Prairie for 10 years...
Julia Payne (02/24/12)
CHAFFEE -- Julia Louise Payne, 78, died Feb. 23, 2012, at her daughter's home. Born Oct. 7, 1933, in Chaffee, to the late Wesley and Julia Ester Alsobrook Speck, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee. On May 4, 1956, she married Bob Payne who survives of the home...
Mary Lou Latham (02/24/12)
FLORISSANT -- Mary Lou Latham, 75, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 23, 2012, at the Christian Northwest Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Geraldine Vaughn (02/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Geraldine Vaughn, 69, died Feb. 23, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Terry Evans (02/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Phillip Terry Evans, 70, died Feb. 23, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
John Freese (02/24/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- John Freese, 64, died Feb. 23, 2012, at East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Lois White (02/24/12)
CHARLESTON -- Lois Virginia Cloud White, 80, died Feb. 23, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 30, 1931, at Tiptonville, Tenn., to the late James Claud and Hazel Odell Reynolds Cloud, she was a graduate of the Tiptonville High School. After high school, she moved to Charleston and in 1957 moved to West Helena, Ark., where she lived until she returned to Charleston in 1991. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Jerry Thomason (02/24/12)
CHAFFEE -- Jerry Thomason, 80, died Feb. 22, 2012, at his home. Born June 2, 1931, in St. Louis, to the late Nuble Jefferson and Fern Adelia Parker Thomason, he served 21 years as a member of the U.S. Army serving two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea. He retired as a sergeant from the Fifth Special Forces in Ft. Bragg. He also worked as a truck driver for H.W.I and then Genesis Trucking in Cape Girardeau before retiring...
Marie Baker (02/24/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Elizabeth Marie Baker, 89, died Feb. 24, 2011, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Aubrey Carter (02/24/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Aubrey Carter, 87, died Feb. 22, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 2, 1925, in Corinth, Miss., to the late James and Virginia Carter, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville. He was employed with McCrate Equipment for several years and later owned and operated Carter Transformer Service until his retirement. A U.S. Army veteran, he received decorations for his service in the European Theater during World War II...
Charles Cantrell (02/24/12)
DEXTER -- Charles Cantrell, 55, died Feb. 24, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Beulah O'Conner (02/24/12)
WAPPAPELLO - Beulah A. O'Conner died Feb. 23, 2012, at her home in Wappapello. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico is in charge of arrangements.
Frances Williams (02/23/12)
SIKESTON -- Georgia Frances Williams, age 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. She was born May 12, 1930, in Matthews, to the late George and Elizabeth Bryant Myers. A member of the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston, she graduated from Matthews High School and had worked for Osco Drug Store and later Super D Drugs before retiring...
Henry Brands (02/23/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Henry Brands, 88, died Feb. 22, 2012, at his home. Born April 2, 1923, in Portageville, to the late Theodore and Sena Elfrink Brands Sr., he was a lifelong member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church. He farmed for many years, served on the board of Farmers Bank and was on the Farm Service Agency Board for 20 years with Drainage District No. 29 for 30 years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus...
Doris Long (02/23/12)
BENTON -- Doris Ann Long, 67, died Feb. 21, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 29, 1944, in Danville, Ill., daughter of the late Robert and Nellie Kennedy Gore, she was a certified nurse's assistant. On Jan. 4, 1972, in West Lebanon, Ind., she married Arvel Omer Long, who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2006...
Bo Hill (02/23/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Paul Franklin "Bo" Hill III, 37, formerly of New Madrid, died Feb. 17, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 3, 1974, in Memphis, Tenn., the son of Paul and Sandy Hill of New Madrid, he was a 1992 graduate and salutatorian of New Madrid County Central High School. ...
Aubrey Carter (02/23/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Aubrey Carter, 87, died Feb. 22, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with the DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Ellen Williams (02/23/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ellen S. Williams, 64, died at 12:55 a.m. Feb. 23, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ada Byrd-Pullen (02/22/12)
BELL CITY -- Ada Byrd-Pullen, 91, died Feb. 15, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 14, 1920, in Brookhaven, Miss., to the late Sol and Addie Vaughn Culver, she was a member Christ Sanctuary Church of God in Christ in Bell City where she served on the Mother's Board...
Rea Moore (02/22/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Rev. Rea Moore, 85, died Feb. 20, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 5, 1926, in Chicot, Ark., he was the son of the late Rufus and Louise Jordan Moore. On Aug. 16, 1947, he married Roberta Morrow, who preceded him in death on May 6, 1993. He later married Henrietta Evans who survives of Chicago...
Tom Holyfield (02/22/12)
BELL CITY -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for William Thomas "Tom" Holyfield, 74, who died Feb. 18, 2012, were: Steven Miller, Anthony Miller, Matt Horton, Michael Bollinger, Tony Miller and Johnny Ross. Honorary pallbearer was Roger Miller...
Bernita Parker (02/22/12)
CHARLESTON -- Bernita Parker, 52, died Feb. 20, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 27, 1960, in Charleston, to the late John and Willie Mae Treadwell Parker, she was a graduate of Charleston High School and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She was formerly employed as the center director of the Charleston Head Start Program. She was a member of Opportunity Church of God in Christ in Charleston where she was a missionary...
Frances Williams (02/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Frances Williams, 81, died Feb. 21, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Caleb Kinder (02/21/12)
DEXTER -- Caleb Trevor Kinder, 29, died Feb. 16, 2012, in St. James. He was born May 6, 1982, in Warrensburg, to Kenneth Wayne Kinder of Brunswick, Ga., and Karen Kay Reinbott of Salem, he was a self-employed carpenter and of the Methodist belief. On Feb. 6, 2012, in Bloomfield, he married Kelly LeAnn Stitz, who survives of the home...
Tom Holyfield (02/21/12)
BELL CITY -- William Thomas "Tom" Holyfield, 74, died Feb. 18, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 9, 1938, in Adkins, Ark., to the late Orvil and Lucy Rackley Holyfield, he had been employed by Waldren Roofing Company, and was of the Baptist belief. On Nov. 21, 1959, in Sikeston, he married Carolyn Ross, who survives of the home...
Gail Sawin (02/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Gail Sawin, 52, died Feb. 18, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. She was born Oct. 23, 1959, in Chicago, to the late Phillip Burton and Patricia Bingham. On July 22, 1989, in Hickory Hills, Ill., she married John Sawin, who survives of the home...
Mary Torbet (02/21/12)
JACKSON -- Mary J. Torbet, 87, formerly of Marble Hill, died Feb. 19, 2012, at her home in Jackson. She was born May 5, 1924, in Peru, Iowa, daughter of the late Vera Hoover. On Oct. 13, 1942, she and Kenneth Torbet were married in Grant City. Mary graduated from Peru High School a few weeks after her 15th birthday. ...
Garry Champion (02/21/12)
MONETT - Garry Eugene Champion, 64, formerly of Springfield, passed away on Feb. 18, 2012, at his home in Monett with his wife Darlene by his side. At 3:38 p.m., Garry's faith was made sight. Darlene had promised him she would hold his hand until God took it from her, and she was honored to keep that promise to him. He was ready to meet his Maker, and he leaves behind friends and family who will keep alive the memories of his humor, his wisdom and his generous heart...
Pete Bingham (02/21/12)
CHARLESTON -- Lytle Brooks "Pete" Bingham, 82, died Feb. 19, 2012, at the Charleston Manor. Born Aug. 4, 1929, at Saltillo, Tenn., to the late Lytle Boss and Mary Brooks Bingham, he was a 1947 graduate of Saltillo High School. He had lived for a number of years in Charleston where he was employed for over 40 years as the foreman in the cutting room at the Brown Shoe Company. ...
Henry Daniel (02/21/12)
BELL CITY - Henry Claud Daniel, 77, died Feb. 17, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 3, 1935, in Henrietta, Okla., to the late James Alvin and Nora Etta Boley Daniel, he was a self-employed farmer and truck driver and of the Christian belief. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Judi Daniel of Oran; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jim Pharris Jr. ...
Gail Sawin (02/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Gail Sawin, 52, died Feb. 18, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home. No funeral services are scheduled. Online condolences may be sent at www.ponderfuneralhome.com. For the complete obituary see Tuesday's Standard Democrat...
Tom Holyfield (02/20/12)
BELL CITY - William Thomas "Tom" Holyfield, 74, died Feb. 18, 2012, at his residence. Visitation will be from 5 -8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Bob Redford, pastor of Bell City General Baptist Church, will officiate...
Henry Daniel (02/20/12)
BELL CITY - Henry Claude Daniel, 77, died Feb. 17, 2012, at his residence. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of funeral services at noon at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. David Richbourg, pastor of Hooe Baptist Church, will officiate...
Garry Eugene Champion (02/20/12)
MONETT - Garry Eugene Champion, 64, formerly of Springfield and Sikeston, died Feb, 18, 2012, at his home in Monett. Visitation will be from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the South Haven Baptist Church, 2353 S. Campbell in Springfield...
Caleb Kinder (02/18/12)
DEXTER -- Caleb T. Kinder, 29, died Feb. 16, 2012, in St. James. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Shirley Ward (02/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Shirley Sue Ward, 76, died Feb. 16, 2012, at the home of her granddaughter in Sikeston. She was born Sept. 6, 1935, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William and Dorothy Lucille Lands Chadd. On July 6, 1957, she married Marvin Ward who preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 2010...
Gail Sawin (02/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Gail Sawin, 52, died Feb. 18, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Janice Ward (02/18/12)
ZALMA -- Janice Ward, 67, died Feb. 17, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1944, at Naylor, to Edward and Jewell Gimlin French, she was a member of Dongola Friendship Baptist Church. She had been a factory worker and also been employed with Walmart. On Nov. 27, 1963, at Poplar Bluff, she married Lindel Ward who survives of the home...
Paul Jarrell (02/18/12)
TUPELO, Miss. -- Mr. Paul Calvin Jarrell, 83, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born on Dec. 23, 1928, in Chesapeake, W.Va., to the late Robert and Ina Rae Jordan Jarrell...
Nan Pollock (02/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Nannette "Nan" Pollock, 88, died Feb. 15, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born July 20, 1923, in Charleston, to the late Walter R. and Lucille Davis Beck. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and had been employed at Missouri Delta Medical Center for 34 years as a registered nurse...
Ella Pry (02/17/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Ella Jane Abernathy Pry, 99, died Feb. 15, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 30, 1912, in the Aredeola community in Stoddard County, to the late Jerome and Lizzie Summers Abernathy, she had lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life and attended the Bell City United Pentecostal Church...
Rose Mary Rushing (02/17/12)
OXFORD -- Rose Mary Rushing, 82, formerly of Dexter, died Feb. 15, 2012. She had worked for Clinton Valley Center in Pontiac for 24 years and at POH for 10 years. She married Wallace Rushing who preceded her in death. Ten brothers and sisters also preceded her in death...
Shirley Ward (02/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Shirley Ward, 76, died Feb. 16, 2012, at the home of her granddaughter. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Ray Null (02/17/12)
DEXTER -- Ray Edward Null, 26, died Feb. 15, 2012, at his home. Born July 17, 1985, in Mounds, Ill., son of Ronda Orton Merriman of Dexter, he had lived in Dexter most of his life and had worked at Mid Continental Nail in Poplar Bluff. In addition to his mother, he is survived by: one son, Christopher Null; and one sister, Heather Mayberry of Dongola, Ill...
Virgil Knuckles (02/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Virgil Eugene Knuckles, 85, died Feb. 14, 2012, at his home in rural Sikeston. Born April 27, 1926, in Morehouse, he was the son of the late Avery Ernest and Betty Brock Knuckles. He worked for Shell Oil Company in Illinois and later moved to Missouri when he bought a farm south of Morehouse to become a farmer -- which he was for more than 45 years before retiring...
Stanley Foster (02/16/12)
MARSTON -- Stanley Foster, 56, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 15, 2012, at Memphis, Tenn. Born April 8, 1955, in Boekerton, he was the son of the late Hester Quick Foster and Roy Foster. On Feb. 12, 1977, in Portageville, he married Angela Gail Glover who preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2011...
Edward Flowers (02/16/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Edward E. Flowers, 82, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 14, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 29, 1929, in Center Ridge, Ark., to the late Arlie and Lona Bartlett Flowers, he was a former member of the First Church of God in Portageville. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired from Billy Hayes Ford Motor Co. in Portageville...
Nan Pollock (02/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Nan Pollock, 88, died Feb. 15, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Frank Jones (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Frank Junior Jones, 43, died Feb. 13, 2012, at his home. He was born March 12, 1968, in Tiptonville, Tenn., to Franklin H. Jones of Tiptonville and the late Mary L. Scott Jones Higgins and had lived in Missouri for over 28 years. In addition to his father, he is survived by: two brothers, Clarence Scott and Delmar Jack Scott; and one sister, Betty Buttry, all of Sikeston...
Lee Avery (02/15/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Lehman Lee Avery, 59, died at 9:10 p.m. Feb. 12, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 27, 1952, in Kennett, to the late William P. and Adilee Hardty Avery, he had worked for a cable company as a cable technician. On May 19, 1975, in Kennett, he married Bonnie Sue Woods who survives of the home...
Virgil Knuckles (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Virgil Knuckles, 85, died Feb. 14, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Tammy Humphrey (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Tammy Lynn Humphrey, 43, died Feb. 11, 2012, at her home. Born May 20, 1968, in Charleston, to William "Bill" and Phyllis Sterling Marks of Sikeston, she attended Miner Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: two sons, Justin Marks and Jordan Marks; two daughters, Erica Humphrey and Jamie Reed of Sikeston; and two brothers, Randy Marks and Glen Marks of Sikeston...
Kimberly Clark (02/15/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Kimberly Ann Rainwater Clark, 39, died Feb. 13, 2012, at Poplar Bluff. Born March 19, 1972, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Floyd and Donna Marie Pyle Rainwater, she was a member of the New Home General Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff...
Linda Wilson (02/15/12)
LILBOURN -- Linda Faye "Red" Wilson, 53, died Feb. 11, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 28, 1958, in Catron, to the late Pervis and Henrietta Lane Boyd, she was a lifelong resident of Missouri and a member of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Annise Davis Sr. (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Annise Louis "Buddy-Papa" Davis Sr., 103, died Feb. 9, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 13, 1908, in Lula, Miss., to the late Benny and Rosie Davis, he moved to Missouri in 1935, was employed at Malone and Hyde in Sikeston before retiring and was a member of Bread of Life Ministries in Parma...
Edward Flowers (02/15/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Edward E. Flowers, 82, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 14, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Anna Gargus (02/15/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Anna J. Gargus, 83, died Feb. 14, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems. Born Aug. 17, 1928, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Flossie Johnson and Henry Alexander. On Nov. 9, 1945, in Bloomfield, she married Ottis Arthur Gargus, and he preceded her in death...
Bill Borneman Jr. (02/15/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- William Monroe "Bill" Borneman Jr. 65, formerly of Delta, died Feb. 14, 2012. Born Oct. 18, 1946, in Delta, to Novella Slinkard Borneman Howell of Chaffee and the late William M. Borneman Sr., he worked at the Fisher Body automobile plant in St. ...
Jim Terrell, former DPS officer and civic leader, dies at age 82 (02/14/12)
SIKESTON -- James "Jim" Terrell, 82, died Feb. 11, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. He was born Oct. 11, 1929, in Sikeston, son of the late Willard and Gladys (Colley) Terrell. He retired as Sergeant-Illinois Military District Navy Pier Chicago, served six years in the U.S. Army, having been stationed in Japan (Okinawa Occupation); worked 20 years for Sikeston Public Safety, retiring as captain (firefighter) in 1991; and served six years on Sikeston City Council...
Lee Joe Campbell (02/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Joseph Lee "Lee Joe" Campbell, 90, died Feb. 13, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 12, 1922, in Kennett, to the late Rube and Rowena Campbell, he was a retired Missouri Department of Transportation employee and a member of the First Assembly of God in Canalou...
Tammy Humphrey (02/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Tammy Lynn Humphrey, 43, died Feb. 11, 2012, at her home. Born May 20, 1968, in Charleston, to William "Bill" and Phyllis Sterling Marks of Sikeston, she attended Miner Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: two sons, Justin Marks and Jordan Marks; two daughters, Erica Humphrey and Jamie Reed of Sikeston; and two brothers, Randy Marks and Glen Marks of Sikeston...
Rodney Corlew (02/14/12)
DEXTER -- Rodney L. Corlew, 52, died Feb. 12, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 9, 1959, in Poplar Bluff, to Mary M. Litzler Corlew of Dexter and the late Charles William Corlew, he had lived all his life in Essex and Dexter. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Mike Dunn (02/14/12)
MARSTON -- Tommy Michael "Mike" Dunn, 53, died Feb. 10, 2012, at Portageville. Born April 18, 1958, in St. Louis, he is the son of the late Tommy Dunn and Pat Hill Dunn. His wife, Rhonda Dunn, preceded him in death in 2003. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters...
Bill Estes (02/14/12)
GORDONVILLE -- William "Bill" Estes, 74, formerly of Chaffee, died Feb. 12, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 23, 1938, in Delta, to the late Thomas Carl and Tessie Pauline Copman Estes, he was a retired process safety engineer at Proctor and Gamble Paper Products in Cape Girardeau. He attended The Church of God in Chaffee and was a member of the Chaffee Elks Lodge No. 1810...
Kimberly Clark (02/14/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Kimberly Ann Rainwater Clark, 39, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 13, 2012, at Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Melinda Larkins (02/14/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Melinda Carol Larkins, 47, died Feb. 12, 2012, near East Prairie. Born Feb. 4, 1965, in Cairo, Ill., to Elise Hardin Kemp of East Prairie and the late Dee Bernell Kemp, she lived in East Prairie her entire life and attended the Elm Street Baptist Church...
Jim Hall (02/13/12)
BENTON -- Francis Marion "Jim" Hall, 78, died Feb. 11, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 17, 1934, at Miston, Tenn., to the late Marvin Hall and Viola Clark Bryson, he was the owner of trucking companies. He raced stock cars and sprint cars at several tracks across the country and competed in the ARCA and NASCAR Winston Cup Series. ...
Kenter Locks (02/13/12)
DEXTER -- Kenter John Locks, 70, died Feb. 11, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 28, 1941, in Ogden, Utah, to Ken Locks of Grand Rapids, Minn., and the late Mary Carter Petite, he was a U.S. Army veteran, the owner of Ken's Pilot Car business and a member of the Rivers of Life Church...
Jim Terrell (02/13/12)
SIKESTON -- James "Jim" Terrell, 82, died Feb. 11, 2012, at his home. He was a retired Sikeston Department of Public Safety captain and a former councilman for the city of Sikeston. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday...
Melinda Larkins Hensley (02/13/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Melinda Larkins Hensley died Feb. 12, 2012, at East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Billy Hayes (02/13/12)
DEXTER -- Billy R. Hayes, 77, died Feb. 10, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1935, at Dudley, to the late James L. and Floss M. Hunt Hayes, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and a retired veteran of the U.S. Army...
Bonnie Boyd (02/13/12)
NEW MADRID -- Bonnie McCain Boyd, 94, died Feb. 4, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 12, 1917, in Cullman County, Ala., to the late Abraham and Ola Upton McCain, she lived most of her life in New Madrid. She was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and had worked at several businesses in New Madrid...
Mike Dunn (02/13/12)
MARSTON -- Tommy Michael "Mike" Dunn, 53, died Feb. 10, 2012, at Portageville. Born April 18, 1958, in St. Louis, he was the son of Tommy Dunn and Pat Hill Dunn of Cape Girardeau. His wife, Rhonda Dunn, preceded him in death in 2003. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters...
Frances Brewer (02/11/12)
CHARLESTON -- Frances Shelby Brewer, 94, died Feb. 10, 2011, at her home. Born Feb. 23, 1917, to the late George U. and Waneta Martin Shelby, she had lived her entire life in Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church, Junior Study Club, Molly French Garden Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, PEO Chapter CV and the Eastern Star. She attended one year of college at Ward Belmont (now Belmont University) in Nashville, Tenn...
Wallace Baccus (02/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Wallace Ray Baccus, 77, died at 6 a.m. Feb. 10, 2012, at his home. Born June 23, 1934, in Winfield, Ala., to the late Lester and Annie Belle Beasley Baccus, he was a farmer and had worked as a finish buffer at National Lock. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars...
Deanie Bard (02/11/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Deanie Bard, 78, died at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 10, 2012, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 25, 1933, in New Madrid County to the late Cleve and Sarah Jane Stanfield Jackson, she lived all of her life in New Madrid and Mississippi counties and was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Marcus Griggs (02/11/12)
CHAFFEE -- Marcus Edward Griggs Sr., 65, died Feb. 10, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 23, 1946, in Earl, Ark., to the late Ludy Mason and Lorene Nipper Griggs, he was a self-employed small motor repairman. On Feb. 14, 2002, he married Glenda Goodman who survives of the home...
Jim Hall (02/11/12)
BENTON - Jim Hall, 78, formerly of Charleston, died at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 11, 2012, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Terry Markland (02/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Terry Markland, 58, died Feb. 10, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born in St. Louis to the late L.E. and Opal Louis Lyons Markland, he was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church and the Sikeston Chapter of the Knights of Columbus...
Arlue Cantrell (02/10/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Arlue Cantrell, 79, died Feb. 8, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1932, in Arkansas, to the late William C. and Nellie Mae Bench Martin, she had lived in Bloomfield most of her life. She attended the Bible Tabernacle and had worked at Gateway Shoes before her retirement...
Sadye Scoles (02/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Sadye Scoles, 97, died Feb. 8, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 27, 1914, in Bardwell, Ky., to the late George W. and Emily Jane Tinnon Dickerson, she retired from International Shoe Company and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Sikeston...
Shirley Williams (02/10/12)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Shirley Williams, 73, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Feb. 9, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1938, in Bono, to Lucille Dunlap Woods of Jonesboro, and the late Lloyd Woods, she was the owner of Saveway Petroleum in Dexter. On June 27, 1959, in Dexter, she married Sherrill Joe Williams who preceded her in death on June 30, 1994...
Ratchet Davis (02/09/12)
ARNOLD -- Clarence Fred "Ratchet" Davis, 57, formerly of New Madrid County, died Feb. 6, 2012, in St. Louis. Born Feb. 3, 1955, in East Prairie to Mary "Polly" Organ Davis of New Madrid and the late Jessie D. Davis, he lived in New Madrid County most of his life and was a self-employed truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War...
George Patterson (02/09/12)
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- George F. "Pat" Patterson, 84, died Jan. 17, 2012, at his home. Born May 20, 1927, in Milwaukee, to the late Archie and Altha Patterson, he served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He traveled extensively with the military and spent three years in the South Pacific. He worked many jobs including Boeing, long-haul trucking and the Washington State Highway Dept...
Edward Woodruff (02/09/12)
OSCAR, Ky. -- Edward I. Woodruff, 79, died Feb. 7, 2012, at Medco in Paducah. Originally from Wyatt, Mo., son of the late Luther Earl and Helen Dismore Woodruff, he moved to Oscar in 1964. He began working as a deckhand on the river for ACVL in 1973 and retired in 1992. He was of the Baptist belief...
George Shelby (02/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- George Wilson Shelby, 26, formerly of Charleston and Columbia, died Feb. 3, 2012, in Jefferson City. Born Aug. 8, 1985, in Cape Girardeau, to Roy Baker and Frances Wilson Shelby of Phoenix, he was a graduate of Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, had attended Westminster College in Fulton and was currently a student at Metro Business College in Jefferson City. He had been a volunteer of the Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia...
Shirley Williams (02/09/12)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Shirley Williams died Feb. 9, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.
Sadye Scoles (02/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Sadye Scoles, 97, died Feb. 8, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ruth Holtzhouser (02/09/12)
BERNIE -- Ruth Holtzhouser, 82, died Feb. 9, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Janice Johnson (02/08/12)
ENERGY, Ill. -- Janice Ann Laster Johnson, 57, formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died Feb. 3, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 7, 1954, in Mississippi County, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Curtis Laster and Yvonne Nolen Laster Fisher. Following her graduation from Charleston High School in 1973, she moved to Southern Illinois where she had been employed as a certified nurse's aide. She was of the Baptist belief...
Brenda Chandler (02/08/12)
VALLEY PARK -- Brenda Sue Chandler, 59, formerly of Charleston, died Jan. 31, 2012, in St. Louis. Born June 1, 1952, in Sikeston, to the late Jim Chandler and Hazel Thurman Bouler, she was a graduate of Charleston High School and attended Three Rivers Community College. She was a member and pianist at Elm Street Baptist Church of Charleston and had worked at State Farm Insurance in Charleston...
Ruby Taylor (02/08/12)
FULTON -- Ruby L. Taylor, 74, died Feb. 6, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 15, 1938, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Ross. Survivors include: two daughters and a son-in-law, Darlene and Jim Ring of Sikeston and Donna Kauffman of Prescott, Ariz.; one brother, Charlie Ross of Malden; four sisters, Carolyn Holyfield of Bell City, Jewell Tankersley of Campbell, Margaret Jenkins of Sikeston and Linda McClain of Malden; and five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...
Ruth Triplett (02/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Ruth W. Triplett, 88, who died on Feb. 3, 2012, were: Steven Triplett, Michael Triplett, Richard Triplett, Jim Bob Daugherty, Greg Bailey and Daniel Dew.
Raymond Grimes (02/07/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Raymond E. Grimes, 95, died at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 4, 2012, at his home. Born April 8, 1916, in Ellington, to the late Samuel E. and Mary Elizabeth White Grimes, he was a Southern Baptist minister and served at the Anniston Baptist Church a number years and then at the Barnes Ridge Baptist Church for 18 years. He was employed with the East Prairie Police Department as a police officer and then as a humane officer until his retirement...
Les Nash (02/07/12)
DEXTER -- Thomas "Les" Nash, 90, died Feb. 2, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 29, 1921, in Dudley, to the late William and Nora Jennings Nash, he had lived in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1992. He had worked as a core drill operator with the U.S. ...
Ruby Taylor (02/07/12)
FULTON -- Ruby L. Taylor, 74, died Feb. 6, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Gwendolyn Sharp (02/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Gwendolyn Waters Sharp, age 72, passed away Feb. 3, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Aug. 12, 1939, in Wilson, N.C., to the late Lindsay and Mildred Smith Waters. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1961 with a major in education and minor in music, married Harry G. ...
Marie Tribble (02/06/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Marie V. Tribble, 91, died Feb. 3, 2012, at the Twin Rivers Hospital in Kennett. Born May 8, 1920, in Portageville, to the late James and Bertha Townsend Black, she was a member of the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church. On May 30, 1937, she married Gilbert James Gribble who preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2002...
Raymond Grimes (02/06/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Rev. Raymond E. Grimes, 95, died at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 4, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Finley Williams (02/06/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Finley Robert Williams, 76, formerly of Sikeston and East Prairie, died at 10:25 p.m. Feb. 3, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 2, 1935, in the Dorena community near East Prairie, to the late Gough and Birdie Zook Williams, he had lived in Cape Girardeau for the past year. He was a retired farmer and also retired from the Sikeston Public Schools as a janitor. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
Johnny Wyatt (02/06/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Johnny Ray Wyatt, 56, died at 10 a.m. Feb. 4, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 2, 1956, in Sikeston, to the late Alvie D. and Maggie Ruth Tillman Wyatt, he had worked as a supervisor at Blair Industries and later as a self-employed mechanic and trader. He was of the Catholic belief...
Glenda Morrison (02/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Glenda Keller Morrison, 85, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Sikeston, who died on Jan. 30, 2012, were: Jason Baber, Bart Elfrink, Alex Elfrink, Trey Parker, Andy Thele and Michael Keller...
Harold Smith (02/04/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Harold Robert Smith, 89, died Feb. 3, 2012, at the Arbors at Auburn Creek in Cape Girardeau. Born July 17, 1922, in East Orange, N.J., to the late Albert and Lolita Smith, he had lived in New Jersey, moved to Douglasville, Ga., where he lived for 20 years, and then moved to Southeast Missouri in 1988. ...
Faye Heath (02/04/12)
CHAFFEE -- Faye Heath, 80, died Feb. 2, 2012, at her son's home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 10, 1931, in Painton, to the late William and Winnie Barker LaGrand, she was a teacher's aide at Chaffee Grade School, worked at Walmart in Cape Girardeau, was a cook at Maxine's Drive In in Chaffee and was a housekeeper at the Chaffee General Hospital...
Ruth Triplett (02/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Ruth W. Triplett, 88, died Feb. 3, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born May 25, 1923, in Vanduser, to the late J.P. and Mary Kate Reding Wornica, she was a member of Tanner Street Church of God and Morley Church of God. On Feb. 26, 1945, she married James Lester Triplett who preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2004...
Janice Johnson (02/04/12)
ENERGY, Ill. -- Janice Ann Laster Johnson, 57, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 3, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Gwendolyn Sharp (02/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Gwendolyn W. Sharp, 72, died Feb. 3, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Finley Williams (02/04/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Finley Robert Williams,76, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10:25 p.m. Feb. 3, 2012, in the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
George Watson (02/04/12)
DEXTER -- George Thurston Watson, 84, died Feb. 3, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 1, 1928, in Leachville, Ark., to the late George Eura and Ruth Stanley Watson, he was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ and served as an elder and treasurer for many years at the Parma Church of Christ. He worked for the ASCS office at Bloomfield and had been the Elk Township tax collector. He also farmed and raised hogs for many years...
Ruby Bromley (02/04/12)
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. -- Ruby Naomi Golightly Bromley, 80, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 2, 2012, at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 2, 1931, at Charleston, to the late Clarence and Catherine Bryars Golightly, she had lived in Collinsville for a number of years...
Lucille Pruett (02/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Lucille Hastings Pruett, age 97, currently residing in a care facility in Aurora, Ill., and formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 2, 2012, at Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 24, 1914, in Sikeston, to the late William and Maudie Hastings. Lucille lived in the area known as Big Opening most of her adult life and was a member of the Little Vine General Baptist Church...
Wendell Clinton (02/03/12)
PUXICO -- Wendell L. Clinton, 71, died Feb. 2, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1940, in Puxico, to the late Floyd and Cora Beal Clinton, he was a lifelong resident of Puxico where he graduated from Puxico High School in 1959 and was a 60-year member of the First Baptist Church. He worked at Sifford Feed Mill for 26 years and had also been employed at Truman Green Standard Station and Vern John's Farms...
Ruth Triplett (02/03/12)
SIKESTON- Ruth Triplett, 88, died Feb. 3, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Ponder Funeral Home.
Elza Lester (02/03/12)
OXFORD, Miss. -- Elza Lester, 94, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Feb. 1, 2012, at his daughter's home in Oxford. A retired merchant, he was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Oxford and was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II...
Shirley Taylor (02/03/12)
DEXTER -- Shirley Kathryn Taylor, 83, died Feb. 2, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 16, 1928, in Lake City, Ark., to the late William Lemuel and Glorvinna "Jo" Thornburgh Medlin, she was an artist, painting primarily in oil and watercolor. Her work was exhibited in art shows and galleries in Missouri, Arkansas and Kentucky during the 1960s and '70s. She also gave private painting lessons to local students. A graduate of Dexter High School, she worked for three years at the Indiana State Farm Bureau...
Alene Rice (02/03/12)
DESOTO -- Alene Laird Rice, 87, died Feb. 2, 2012, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. Born May 1, 1924, in Kewanee, to the late Mary E. Sparks Gean, she had been a resident of Dexter for many years before moving to Fenton several years ago. She was a resident of DeSoto and a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sikeston...
George Watson (02/03/12)
DEXTER -- George T. Watson, 84, died Feb. 3, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ruby Bromley (02/03/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ruby N. Bromley, 80, died Feb. 2, 2012, at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Bud Lough (02/02/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Charles M. "Bud" Lough Jr., 95, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 8, 1916, in Charleston, to the late Charles M. and Grace Gant Lough Sr. Charles was a staff sergeant in the U.S. ...
Don Schearf (02/02/12)
DELTA -- Don Schearf, 67, died Feb. 1, 2012, at his home. Born April 24, 1944, in Delta, to the late Phillip Ludwig and Myrtle Amelia Stoffregen Schearf, he had worked in construction and was a pole barn builder for Golden Rule Construction in Jackson...
Alex Cooper Jr. (02/01/12)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Alex Axel "Maxie" Cooper Jr., 53, died Jan. 27, 2012. Born Oct. 29, 1958, to Alex Axel Cooper Sr. of Hayti and the late Arthur Louise Cooper, he was a 1976 graduate of Hayti Public Schools. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in political science from Westminster College in Fulton, in 1980, and in 2002, he received a culinary arts cooking degree from Laney College. ...
Neara Jeffries (02/01/12)
HAYTI -- Neara Jeffries, 92, died Jan. 27, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Feb. 10, 1919, in Lauderdale County, Tenn., to the late Frank and Eliza Hennings Parr, she had been employed as a nursing assistant at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital...