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Obituaries from July 2012

Harold Poole (07/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Harold Poole, 87, died July 30, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 19, 1925, in Cairo, Ill., to the late John Elvis and Effie Gladys Brown Poole, he was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. He had served in the U.S. Army Air Force and was a member of the Optimist Club where he served as secretary and treasurer from 1972-1973. He was a member of the Federal Investigators Association and had been a construction contractor before retiring...
Ed Patterson (07/31/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Edward E. "Ed" Patterson, 71, died July 30, 2012, at his home. Born July 21, 1941, in Caruthersville, to the late Edward Lee and Margaret Francis Johnston Patterson, he had been a baseball coach for many years. He retired from Noranda Aluminum and was a member of the Bootheel Rabbit Hunters Association...
Rose Marie Loveless (07/31/12)
DEXTER -- Rose Marie Loveless, 78, died July 29, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 3, 1933, in Detroit, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Mamie Clay Frazier. On Aug. 25, 1949, in Detroit, she married Johney Robert Loveless who preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1991...
Buddy Vanover (07/31/12)
BERTRAND - Buddy Vanover, 72, died July 31, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Maxine Gipson (07/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Geneva Maxine Gipson, 90, of Sikeston, died July 28, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 24, 1922, in Palestine, Ill., to the late Robert Webster and Issie Evelene Roberts Ozment, she was a homemaker and member of the Miner Baptist Church. She previously worked for 21 years at the International Shoe Co. in Sikeston and also worked at the Ace Hardware Co. in Sikeston...
Martha J. Boyles (07/31/12)
DEXTER -- Martha J. Boyles, 88, died July 29, 2012, at her daughter's home in Dexter. Born March 31, 1924, in Oakland, Ark., to the late Abe and Sarah Welch Malonee, she lived in the Dexter and Essex areas most of her life. She attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter and had worked as an inspector in a hat factory for over 20 years...
Evelyn Barrowman (07/31/12)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Evelyn Barrowan, 80, died July 29, 2012, at her daughter's home in Sikeston, Mo. Services will be conducted in Orlando with Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home of Gotha in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston...
Hilda Hardison (07/31/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Hilda A. Hardison, 80, died at 3:20 p.m. July 28, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 16, 1931, in New Madrid County, to the late Leroy and Ethelyne Haynes Bisher, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was of the Protestant belief...
Maureen Christy (07/31/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Maureen Christy, 88, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died July 30, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Michael Mitchell (07/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Michael Mitchell, 58, died July 30, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ivena Porter (07/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Ivena Porter, 85, died July 30, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Maxine Gipson (07/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Maxine Gipson, 90, died July 28, 2012, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Eloise Marsh (07/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Virginia Eloise Marsh, age 86, died July 27, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Ellington, daughter of the late Leslie William and Winnifred Larkin Sanders. She spent 29 years as a math and science teacher at the Sikeston Junior High and Middle School. ...
Barbara Gard (07/30/12)
DEXTER -- Barbara June Gard, 72, died July 28, 2012, at Clearview Nursing and Rehab Center in Sikeston. Born June 12, 1940, in Disco, Mich., she had lived all her life in Dexter where she worked for the Dexter Hospital, Lucas Florist and most recently as a decorator for Health Systems Inc...
Harold Poole (07/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Harold Poole, 87, died July 30, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lula Maestas (07/30/12)
BELL CITY -- Lula F. Mansfield Maestas, 80, formerly of East Prairie, died July 28, 2012, at her home. Born March 19, 1932, in the Barnes Ridge community near East Prairie to the late Charles and Ruby Bowles Mansfield, she was a retired seamstress and riverboat cook for Luhr Brothers in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the Perkins Baptist Church...
Rick Boone (07/30/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Rick Boone, 62, died July 27, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Survivors include: his mother, Opal Boone of Portageville; one daughter, Kathryn Bein of Dexter; two sisters, Terry Ward of Fort Smith, Ark., and Angie Kostansek of St. Charles; one brother, Barry Boone of Paragould, Ark.; and one grandchild, Lauren Blair of Dexter...
Hilda Hardison (07/30/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Hilda Hardison, 80, died at 3:20 p.m. July 28, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Harold Warren (07/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Harold Warren, 77, died July 28, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Catherine Turley (07/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Catherine C. Turley, 80, died July 27, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Danny Meeks (07/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Thomas Daniel "Danny" Meeks, 67, of Sikeston, died at 4:02 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 14, 1944, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Elmo and Helen Taylor Meeks, he graduated from Sikeston High School in 1962 and had worked at Potlatch Forest Packaging Company in Sikeston. ...
Greg Mayer (07/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Gregory Alan Mayer, 62, died July 25, 2012, at his home. He was born May 17, 1950, in Sikeston, son of the late Arthur and Sylvia White Mayer. He is survived by one son, Steven Mayer of Sikeston; and special friends Gail and Timothy Butrum...
Eloise Marsh (07/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Virginia Eloise Marsh, 86, died July 27, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home.
Ricky Boone (07/29/12)
PORTAGEVILLE-- Ricky Boone, 62, died July 27, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Donald Hurst (07/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Donald Hurst, 79, died July 26, 2012 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 15, 1933, in Mercer County, Ky., to the late Brack and Mayme Hendren Hurst, he lived in the Sikeston area for over 30 years. He had retired from Mid-Town Motors in Sikeston and was employed as a broker in trucking. ...
Lula Maestas (07/29/12)
BELL CITY - Lula F. Maestas, 79, died July 28, 2012, at her home in Bell City. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Earl Miller (07/29/12)
DEXTER -- Earl Miller, 87, died July 27, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 15, 1924, in Dexter, son of the late Luther and Ida Gooch Miller, he had lived all of his life in Dexter and had worked for the Worley Implement Co. John Deere dealer for 32 years. A veteran of the U.S. Navy , he was a member of the Dexter VFW for 65 years...
Jake Pattengill (07/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Lee "Jake" Pattengill, 85, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his residence in rural Sikeston. He was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, to the late William Channing and Nellie Pray Pattengill. He had lived and farmed in Southeast Missouri his entire life. ...
"Jr." Stilts (07/27/12)
DEXTER - Earl Lee "Jr." Stilts, 87, died July 26, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 2, 1924, in Gypsy, to the late Lee and Alma Hedrick Stilts, he had lived in the Puxico area most of his life. A retired mechanic at John Deere, he was a farmer with Douglas Farms. He was a member of the Kinder Chapel near Puxico, a charter member of the Mingo Saddle Club at Puxico and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II...
Donald Hurst (07/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Donald Hurst, 79, died July 26, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Martha Stobaugh (07/27/12)
DEXTER -- Martha Elizabeth Stobaugh, 93, died July 26, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 31, 1919, in Center Ridge, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Andrew and Ollie Pearl Williams Ethridge, she moved in 1946 from Arkansas to the Charter Oak community where she and her husband farmed until moving to Dexter in 1985. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Robert McLean (07/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Robert T. McLean, 42, died July 26, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 25, 1970, in Sikeston, son of Linda Brewer McLean of Sikeston and the late Paul Edgar McLean, he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had been a water tower painter...
Greg Mayer (07/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Greg Mayer, 62, died July 25, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Danny Meeks (07/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Danny Meeks, 67, died June 27, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Larry L. Pope (07/26/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Larry L. Pope, 73, died at 10:55 a.m. July 24, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 12, 1938, in East Prairie, to the late Perry Martin and Lucille Marie Cooper Pope, he lived all of his life in East Prairie. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie and the Charleston Masonic Lodge No. 407 AF&AM. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War...
Jewell Woods Sr. (07/26/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jewell D. Woods Sr., 68, died at 1:45 p.m. July 24, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 8, 1943, in Mississippi County, to the late Eugene Ray and Elizabeth May Rhodes Woods, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer and member of the Victory Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Art Holden (07/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Arthur David "Art" Holden, 68, died July 25, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 13, 1943, in Parma, to the late Charles and Mildred Lashley Holden, he attended the First Assembly of God and had been a supervisor for DeWitt Company for 21 years before retiring...
Jeremy Wheeler (07/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Jeremy Wheeler, 35, died July 24, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 10, 1977, the son of Ineada Wheeler of Grand Rapids, Mich., he was a 1996 graduate of Sikeston High School. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one brother, Taylor Wheeler of Grand Rapids; and one sister, Chiquita Wheeler of Grand Rapids...
Lee Pattengill (07/26/12)
CHARLESTON -- Lee Pattengill, 85, died July 26, 2012, at his home in rural Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Buddy Smith (07/25/12)
TULSA, Okla. -- Buddy Frank Smith, 83, died July 14, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa. Born May 5, 1929, on his family's farm at Kluge's Hill north of Sikeston, Mo., to the late James Thomas and Wilhelmina Caroline Lohear Smith, he graduated from Morley High School and was drafted into the Fifth Army as a medical technician in Korea. ...
Bradford Shain Sr. (07/25/12)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Bradford M. Shain Sr., 79, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 24, 2012, at Memphis University Hospital. Born March 10, 1933, in Sikeston, to the late Willard "Bill" and Violet Hitt Shain, he attended Sikeston High School and served in the U.S. ...
Sylvia Gregg (07/24/12)
PARMA -- Sylvia Jane Gregg passed away at the age of 90 years, 8 months and 10 days on July 22, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Nov. 12, 1921, in Hartville, daughter of the late Wm. Lewis and Roxie Lee Ward Cravens, she had lived all of her life in Parma where she and her husband had owned and operated Gregg's Grocery. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma and the Parma Senior Citizens Club...
Paul Sherrard Jr. (07/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Paul Jackson "Jack" Sherrard Jr., 77, formerly of Morehouse, died July 19, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 4, 1934, in Norfolk, Va., to the late Paul J. and Alma D. Morris Sherrard Sr., he had served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard. Employed by the International Shoe Company for 30 years, he later worked for 15 years in the laundry department at MDMC...
Randall Crowe (07/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Randall Joe Crowe, newborn son of Randall Lenn Crowe and Jessica Campbell of East Prairie, died at 10:05 a.m. July 20, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: two brothers, Max Curtner and C.J. Curtner of East Prairie; and one sister, Maddi Campbell of East Prairie...
Jerry Davis (07/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Jerry R. Davis, 65, died July 22, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 12, 1947, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Russell A. and Velma Dickerson Davis, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a rural letter carrier for 33 years for the U.S. Postal Service and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Mary Rister (07/24/12)
CHAFFEE -- Mary Frances Rister, 81, died July 23, 2012, at The Lutheran Home. Born July 31, 1930, in Chaffee, to the late Adam and Stella Eldridge Schoen, she retired as a factory supervisor from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and was also a librarian at the Chaffee Public Library. She was a member of the Chaffee General Baptist Church and a former member of the Chaffee Eastern Star Chapter No. 48...
Diana Rice (07/24/12)
NEW MADRID -- Diana Rice, 58, died July 23, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 10, 1953, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of J.W. Rice Jr. of New Madrid and the late Beatrice Mae Wilson Rice. Survivors include: one son, Jason Shane Rice of New Madrid; one daughter, Laura Dale Leigh Adams of Morehouse; two brothers, Jimmy Joe Rice and Jonathan Rice of East Prairie; and two grandchildren, Austin Adams and Macy Adams of Morehouse...
Elizabeth Cope (07/23/12)
NEWTON, Kan. -- Elizabeth May Cope, 90, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 21, 2012, at Asbury Park in Newton. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Jerry Davis (07/23/12)
SIKESTON -- Jerry Davis, 65, died at 1 p.m. July 22, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Pansy Jamerson (07/23/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pansy Lee Jamerson, 79, formerly of Benton, died at 8:20 p.m. July 22, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 12, 1932, in New Madrid, to the late Earl and Elaine Wilson Shackleford, she lived in Benton for several years but most of her life she lived in East Prairie. She was a member of the Diehlstadt Baptist Church...
Linda Sadler (07/23/12)
WAPPAPELLO -- Linda Jane Sadler, 60, formerly of Chaffee, died July 20, 2012, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 27, 1951, in Chaffee, to Maureen Barlow Sadler of Chaffee and the late Edward "Cotton" Sadler, she was a peer counselor at Family Counseling Center in Poplar Bluff...
Virgie Lawfield (07/23/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Virgie Alice "Lady" Lawfield, 84, died at 1 a.m. July 21, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born May 14, 1928, in New Madrid County, to the late Siebert O'Bannon and Alice Lewis Wescoat, she was a Democratic committeewoman in New Madrid County. She was also a charter member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the New Madrid and East Prairie Eagles Clubs...
Kim Maclin (07/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Kim Maclin, age 53, died July 19, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Oct. 16, 1958, in Royal Oak, Mich., daughter of James King of Piggott, Ark., and the late Marilyn Gallagher King...
Karson Stringfellow (07/22/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Karson Michael Stringfellow, 1-month-old son of Kayla Masters and Kade Stringfellow of Portageville, died July 18, 2012, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born June 13, 2012, in Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one sister, Kadence Stringfellow of Portageville; one brother, Kaden Stringfellow of Portageville; maternal grandparents, Michael and Connie Masters of Portageville; paternal grandparents, Lora Daniels of Hampton, Ark., and Marvin Stringfellow of Fordyce, Ark.; and one great-grandmother, June Blagg of Portageville.. ...
Don Ashley Sr. (07/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Don Duane Ashley Sr., age 74, formerly of Lilbourn, died July 19, 2012, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. He was born Dec. 26, 1937, near Osceola, Ark., son of the late Reno and Helen Crews Ashley. Don was a member of Lilbourn United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. ...
Jackie Woods (07/22/12)
CHAFFEE -- Jackie Woods, 39, died July 20, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 15, 1972, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Marie Morris Payne of Advance and the late Jack Murphy. Her husband, Wayne Woods, survives of Chaffee. Other survivors include: one daughter, Krysta Marie Stevens of Zalma; two sons, Ronnie Hunter Woods and Keagan Woods both of Chaffee; two brothers, Pat Murphy of St. Louis and Delbert Murphy of Jackson; and one sister, Theresa Simms of Advance...
Paul Sherrard Jr. (07/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Paul J. Sherrard Jr., 77, died July 19, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Virgie Lawfield (07/22/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mrs. Virgie A. Lawfield, 84, died at 1 a.m. July 21, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Evergreen Cemetery...
Linda Wages (07/22/12)
BERTRAND -- Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Abundant Grace Church in Bertrand for Linda F. Wages, 75, who died July 17, 2012, were: Matt West, Nick Wages, Wesley McDermott, Dale Beach, Elbert Parden and Pete Wells. Honorary pallbearer was Chris West...
Virginia Cossey (07/20/12)
DEXTER -- Virginia Cossey, 71, died July 20, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Don Ashley (07/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Don Ashley, 74, died July 19, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Bethany Darter (07/20/12)
NEW MADRID -- Bethany Kay Darter, 21, died July 18, 2012, at her home in New Madrid. Born April 29, 1991, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of James and Malinda Darter. Survivors include: her brothers and sisters, Collin and Chalis Beachum of St. Louis, Nicholas and Whitney Darter of Malden, Joshua and Angel Darter and Brittany Darter of New Madrid, Jimmy Darter, Kenny Darter, Michael Darter, Breanna Darter, Lorie Darter, Sara Darter and Kathy Darter of the home, and Teresia and the Rev. ...
Kim Maclin (07/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Kim Maclin, 53, died July 19, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Alfreda Brashears (07/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Alfreda Brashears, 87, who died on July 14, 2012, were: Bill Henderson, Johnny Burwell, Adam Russell, Angela Henderson, Patrick Pitschner and Phillip Wilson.
Charles Bradham (07/20/12)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Charles H. Bradham, 78, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died July 12, 2012. Born Dec. 19, 1933, in East Prairie, to the late Rae Catherine Nunn and George Herbert Bradham, he was an electronics technician for the U.S. Air Force, FAA and National Weather...
Linda Wages (07/20/12)
BERTRAND -- Linda F. Wages, 75, of Bertrand died July 17, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 16, 1937, in Deventer, to the late Lendell and Mary Slayden Hunt, Linda moved to Bertrand in 1990 and was a longtime member of Abundant Grace Church in Bertrand. ...
Junior Watkins (07/19/12)
ORAN -- Junior O. Watkins, 61, died July 18, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 2, 1951, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Oscar and Lillie Bowers Watkins, he worked at Florsheim Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau. On June 7, 1971, he married Connie Kaye Hilton, who preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 2011...
Marcia Nolen (07/19/12)
CHARLESTON -- Marcia Louise Nolen, 64, died July 17, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 7, 1947, in Charleston, to the late Marshall and Mary Dicie Richmond Dean, she was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Junior Hayes (07/19/12)
MARSTON -- Junior Hayes, 89, died July 16, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 11, 1923, in Ridgely, Tenn., to the late R.H. and Clara Fausett Hayes, he was a lifetime member of the Evergreen Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School superintendent and church usher...
Wanda Critchlow (07/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Mrs. Wanda Critchlow, age 96, died at 2:38 p.m. July 17, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. She was born Wanda Fern Radcliffe on Nov. 6, 1915, near Matthews, to Frank and Bertha Evans Radcliffe. She grew up on the farm and graduated from Matthews High School...
Pete Anthony (07/19/12)
MARION JUNCTION, Ala. -- William Lee "Pete" Anthony, age 75, formerly of Oran, Mo., passed away July 16, 2012. He was born Feb. 4, 1937, in Gray Ridge, Mo., to the late Bernard and Hazel Anthony. Pete is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Shirley Anthony; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Donna Anthony and Gary Anthony; two grandsons, David Anthony and his fiancee, Kristi Tupper and Alan Anthony and his fiancee, Kayla Rockett; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Dixie Anthony of Grantville, Kan.; a sister, Betty Perry of Kinmundy, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Charles Broadhead; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Ward and Carol Broadhead; and numerous nieces and nephews.. ...
Murray Schneider (07/19/12)
WARRENTON -- Murray Allen Schneider, 71, formerly of East Prairie, died July 15, 2012, at his home. Born May 2, 1941, in Sugar Tree Ridge, to Vivian Pearson Schneider of East Prairie and the late Herschel Joseph Schneider, he worked for General Motors in St. Louis for 10 years and was the owner of Niedergerke Truck Line until he retired...
Hope Steele (07/19/12)
PARMA -- Hope Steele, 43, died July 18, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1968, in Sikeston, to Charles and Juanita Briggs Stallings, she was a homemaker. She was married to Matthew Steele, and he survives of Michigan. Other survivors include: two sons, Mikey Pipkins and Eric Pipkins of Parma; one daughter, Brittany Pipkins of Parma; and two sisters, Kimberly Buchanan of of Malden and Teresa Buchanan of Parma...
Linda Wages (07/19/12)
BERTRAND -- Linda F. Wages, 75, died July 17, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Abundant Grace Church in Bertrand. The Rev. Larry Kirby, pastor of the Abundant Grace Church at Bertrand, will officiate...
Wanda Critchlow (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Wanda Critchlow, 96, died July 17, 2012, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Junior Hayes (07/18/12)
MARSTON -- Junior Hayes, 89, died July 16, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 11, 1923, in Ridgely, Tenn., to the late R.H. and Clara Fausett Hayes, he was a lifetime member of the Evergreen Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School superintendent and church usher...
Duane Caston (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Duane Keith Caston, 47, died July 16, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Born Oct. 15, 1964, he was the son of William Caston of Arizona and the late Doris Heath Caston. In addition to his father, survivors include: one son, Jonathon Caston of West Plains; and one brother, Kevin Caston of Sikeston...
Howard Adkisson (07/18/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Howard Lee Harr Adkisson, 97, formerly of Benton, died at 5:25 p.m. July 16, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 25, 1914, in East Prairie, to the late Joseph F. and Bertie Sailor Harr, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie and Benton, and was a member of the West Side Church of God in Cape Girardeau...
Claudette Copeland (07/18/12)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Claudette Copeland, 68, who died on July 14, 2012, were: John Launius, Pete Leija, Brandon Eldridge, Christian Crumpecker, Bill Beck and Chris Acord. Honorary pallbearers were: Doug Copeland, Bill Reynolds and Eddie Patrick...
Shannon Davis (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Mural D'Shannon "Shannon" Davis, 42, died July 16, 2012, in Dexter, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Born Feb. 3, 1970, in Hayti, to Richard Zack of Florida and Linda McClendon Davis II of Caruthersville, he was employed by Teroy Sales and Supply...
Marcia Nolen (07/18/12)
CHARLESTON - Marcia Nolen, 65, died July 17, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Bubba Davis (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Ernest D'Shannon "Bubba" Davis, 22, died July 16, 2012, in Cape Girardeau, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Born Sept. 29, 1989, in Sikeston, to Sharon Alene Hazel Davis of Sikeston and the late Mural D'Shannon "Shannon" Davis, he was a self-employed landscaper...
Alfreda Mae Oldham Brashears (07/17/12)
1925-2012 Alfreda was born April 9, 1925 in Sikeston, MO. She passed July 14, 2012 at age 87 years. She lived in Sikeston all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Brashears, Jr.; her son Milton Allen Brashears; 2 brothers, Cotton Oldham and Ernest Chester Oldham; a sister Rozella Oldham Lovelace; and her parents Alfred A. ...
Doyle Corlew (07/17/12)
DEXTER -- The Rev. Doyle Corlew, 93, died July 15, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born June 18, 1919, in Essex, to the late William Chester "Bill" and Versie Helen Kimbrell Corlew, he had lived in Essex and Dexter all his life. He graduated from Oakland City General Baptist College and received a master's degree in education and counseling. ...
Gary Fortner (07/17/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Gary Alan Fortner, 69, died July 4, 2012. Born July 13, 1944 in Detroit, son of Louise Waggoner and the late Norman Fortner, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1968, achieving the rating of Aviation Boatswain's mate Fuels Second Class Petty Officer, receiving multiple decorations including Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal. ...
Dixie Counts (07/17/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dixie L. Counts, 70, died at 4:45 p.m. July 15, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 12, 1941, in East Prairie, to the late Lloyd and Elsie Myers Clark, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was of the Protestant belief. On Feb. 14, 1969, at East Prairie, she married Kenneth Eugene Counts who survives of the home...
Sarah Simmons (07/17/12)
NEW MADRID -- Sarah Simmons, 60, died July 16, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Dec. 26, 1951, in Osceola, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Gene Owen and Annie Faye Gann Parnell. She was married to Michael Simmons, who survives of the home...
Jeff Lincoln (07/17/12)
LEAWOOD, Kan. -- Jeffrey Don "Jeff" Lincoln, 51, died July 13, 2012, at Menorah Hospital in Overland Park. Born May 25, 1961, in Indianapolis, son of Don and June Lincoln of Dexter, Mo., he attended the Dexter School System and graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in health service management. ...
Raymond Duke Jr. (07/17/12)
BLOOMFIELD - Raymond Duke Jr., 80, died July 15, 2012, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 7, 1932, in LaForge, the late Raymond Sr. and Oma Meredith Duke, he had lived in Belleville, Ill.. and New Madrid County most of life and recently moved to Bloomfield. He was a member of the Mormon Church and was employed with Riceland Foods, retiring in 1994...
Willie Stafford (07/17/12)
DEXTER -- Willie Stafford, 76, died July 15, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Dec. 24, 1935, in Sidney, Ark., to the late Willard and Vada Dale Stafford, he had lived in Essex and Dexter most of his life. He was a retired construction worker and attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Malden...
Shannon Davis (07/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Mural D'Shannon "Shannon" Davis, 42, died July 16, 2012, in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Bubba Davis (07/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Ernest D'Shannon "Bubba" Davis, 22, died July 16, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Junior Hayes (07/17/12)
MARSTON -- Ralph Henry "Junior" Hayes, died July 16, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Howard Adkisson (07/17/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Howard L. Adkisson, 97, formerly of Benton, died at 5:25 p.m. July 16, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Wednesday until service time at 2 p.m. at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Joyce Story will officiate...
Peggy Bearden (07/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Peggy Jean Bearden, 73, died July 13, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 21, 1939, in Wyatt, daughter of the late Arthur and Sue Murphy Parr, she and her husband owned and operated J.D.'s Steak House in Sikeston for many years...
Randel Tucker (07/16/12)
DEXTER -- R.C. "Randel" Tucker, 88, died July 14, 2012, at the Cypress Point Care Center in Dexter. Born May 8, 1924, in Geronimo, Okla., to the late W.E. and Estalee Romaines Tucker, he worked at Elder Manufacturing Company for many years before establishing his own custom machine hay baling business. He attended the New Bethel General Baptist Church for 56 years...
Dixie Counts (07/16/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dixie Counts, 70, died July 15, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Alfreda Brashears (07/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Alfreda Brashears, 87, died July 14, 2012, at the Miner Nusing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Claudette Copeland (07/16/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Claudette Copeland, 68, died July 14, 2012, at her home. Born July 18, 1943, in Morehouse, to the late Claude and Eva Lou Patrick Copeland, she retired from Tetra-Pak and was of Baptist belief. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Acord and Shirley Donze...
Duane Caston (07/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Duane Caston, 47, died July 16, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
El Welton (07/15/12)
ORANGE, Calif. -- Eldredge Hinkley "El" Welton, 95, died at 11:30 a.m. July 10, 2012, at his home. Born March 21, 1917, in East Milton, Mass., he was son of the late Alton "Roy" Welton, who finished fourth in the men's marathon of the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England, and Louisa Williams Hinkley Welton...
Beth Colon (07/15/12)
COVINGTON, La. -- Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Johnson Beth Colon, 78, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012. A native of New Orleans, she lived in her beloved Puerto Rico for 25 years prior to retiring to Covington 14 years ago. She was the beloved wife of the late Héctor J. Beth Colon for 51 years...
J.D. Moore (07/15/12)
SIKESTON -- J.D. Moore, 79, died July 12, 2012, at the John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 11, 1933, in Sikeston, to the late William D. and Dixie Casteel Moore, he served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army for 12 years and was a member of American Legion Henry Meldrum Post No. 114 in Sikeston and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Charleston. He had been self-employed as a service station equipment installer and repairman...
John H. Flanigan (07/15/12)
DEXTER -- John H. Flanigan, 67, died July 13, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Jan. 13, 1945, in Morehouse, son of the late John and Inez Hare Flanigan, he had lived in Essex most of his life until moving to Dexter in 2006. He had worked in the sanitation department for the city of Essex...
Peggy Bearden (07/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Peggy Bearden, 73, died July 13, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home.
Lifelong Sikeston businessman, civic leader dies (07/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Lifelong Sikeston businessman and civic leader Edward Calvin Matthews Jr., died July 11, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was 92. He was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Sikeston, the son of Edward C. Matthews Sr. and Cornelia Mare Bergmann Matthews, h He graduated from Sikeston High School, Class of 1938, and attended Westminster College in Fulton...
Charles Penman (07/13/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Charles Augustus Penman, 92, died July 12, 2012, at the John J. Pershing Veteran's Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born May 25, 1920, in Portageville, son of the late Hazel Cole Penman and Thomas Abraham "T.A." Penman, he was a World War II veteran, having served overseas in Italy as a gunner and photographer on B-51s and completing 35 missions. ...
Gary Pearson (07/13/12)
PASADENA, Texas -- Gary DeWayne Pearson, 65, died July 4, 2012. Born April 29, 1947, in Cairo, Ill., to Mack Hugh Pearson and the late Ima Jo Wheatley Pearson, he worked on Mississippi River boats, was a long-haul truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Lela Limbaugh (07/13/12)
Joliet, Ill. -- Lela Ercie McDaniel Limbaugh, 97, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 11, 2012, at Deerbrook Care Center in Joliet. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester H. Clayton. She is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Charles Eggers; and two granddaughters and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren...
Gaylon Lawrence (07/13/12)
VERO BEACH, Fla. - Pallbearers for services to be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for Gaylon Lawrence, 78, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., who died July 10, 2012, will be: Dan Jennings, David Pearson, John Robinson, Steve Booker, Tim Woods, Kevin Bynum, Bill Wright and Larry Sisson...
George Bennett (07/12/12)
PADUCAH, KY -- George B. Bennett, age 72, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at his home in Paducah. George was born in Sikeston, Mo., on Jan. 8, 1940, to Norman P. and Hazel L. (Morrow) Bennett. He was a retired medical sales representative. ...
Sophia Deason (07/12/12)
DEXTER -- Sophia E. Deason, 95, died July 11, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born March 29, 1917, at Dexter, to the late Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Jarrell Masterson, she had lived all her life in Dexter where she attended the New Bethel General Baptist Church and had worked for over 30 years at the Elders Manufacturing Company...
Ed Matthews Jr. (07/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Edward C. Matthews Jr., 92, died at 12:45 p.m. July 11, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday...
Gaylon Lawrence (07/12/12)
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Gaylon M. Lawrence, 78, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 10, 2012, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born March 15, 1934, in Pollard, Ark., to the late David Monroe and Rita Dees Lawrence, he was a landowner and farmer with ownership in various other businesses. ...
Louis Banks (07/12/12)
WILSON CITY -- Louis Banks, 85, died July 7, 2012, at his home. Born June 26, 1927, in Crittenden County, Ark., to the late Will and Mary Moses Banks, he was a butcher for Meat Packers and a member of Wounded Healers Word Church Baptist in Chicago. In 1947, at Marion, Ark., he married Zenora Moore who survives of the home...
Rochelle Orr (07/12/12)
WYATT -- Rochelle Orr, 39, died July 9, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 12, 1972, in Charleston, to the late Jim Davis and Sally Orr, she was an honor student and 1991 graduate of Charleston High School. She is survived by: one son, Dominque Orr of Wyatt; four brothers, Ernest Tate, Wiley Orr and Jimmy L. ...
Cheston Pierce (07/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Cheston Pierce, 86, died July 9, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 17, 1926, in Lamar, Ark., to the late Eara and Sinda Phillips Pierce, he had been a maintenance worker for the Sikeston Country Club and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Canalou...
Louis Banks (07/11/12)
WILSON CITY -- Louis Banks, 85, died July 7, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Williams Funeral Home in Charleston.
Norma Bishop (07/11/12)
RIDGELAND, Miss. - Norma Jean McNece Bishop died at 11:06 a.m. July 9, 2012. Survivors include: one daughter, Joann Bishop Hoover, of Dickson, Tenn.: four sons, Earl Everete Bishop Jr. of Mansfield, Texas, David Earl Bishop Sr. of Ridgeland, Kevin Levi Bishop of Bedford, Texas, and Kelvin Franklin Bishop of Jackson, Miss.; one sister, Helen Wright of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, Wendell McNece of Oxford, Miss., Verl "Bud" McNece of Bernie, Mo., and Carl Keith McNece of East Alton, Ill.; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
Christien Jones (07/11/12)
SIKESTON - Christien Jharelle Jones, the four-month-old son of Chris Howard and Deonna Jones of Sikeston, died July 5, 2012, in Sikeston. He was born Feb. 20, 2012 in Sikeston and was a member of Glory of God Church of God in Christ in Sikeston. In addition to his parents he is survived by four brothers, Tre Barnhill, Christopher Howard Jr., Keondra McCain and Amondre Hines; one sister, Unique Mitchell of Sikeston; maternal grandparents Chanda Jones and Lewis Moore III of Sikeston and John Turner Jr. ...
Gaylon Lawrence (07/11/12)
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Gaylon M. Lawrence, 78, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 7:21 p.m. July 10, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ludie Joyce (07/11/12)
PARMA -- Ludie Opal Joyce, 96, died July 9, 2012, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Oct. 7, 1915, in Scott County, daughter of the late Joe Skidmore and Laura Jane Ketchum Skidmore, she was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Parma...
Geri Crow (07/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Geraldine "Geri" Crow, age 79, died July 7, 2012, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. She was born July 12, 1932, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Samuel and Pauline Easterbrook Greenhill. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. ...
Cheston Pierce (07/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Cheston Pierce, 86, died July 9, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 17, 1926, in Lamar, Ark., to the late Eara and Sinda Phillips Pierce, he had been a maintenance worker for the Sikeston Country Club and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Canalou...
Phillip Rodgers (07/11/12)
CHARLESTON -- Phillip Rodgers, 58, died July 5, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1954, in Charleston, to the late Bryant and Amanda Moore Rodgers. He was a 1972 graduate of Charleston High School and a member of St. Matthews Full Gospel Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston...
Virginia Bailey (07/10/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Virginia Vinyard Bailey passed away on July 8, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau. Born Nov. 16, 1916, in Cape Girardeau to Benjamin and Lura Gee Vinyard, she spent most of her life in Portageville. She is survived by her husband, Judge John R. Bailey, retired; three daughters, Barbara Bailey Bradford of St. Louis, Marcia Bailey Planchon of Memphis, Tenn., and Rebecca Bailey Betz of Cape Girardeau; and seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren...
Helen Evans (07/10/12)
CHAFFEE -- Helen Bernice Evans, 93, died July 8, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Chaffee, to the late Philip L. and Mary Welter Halter, she was a member of the Christian Mission Church in Benton. On Dec. 5, 1936, she married Paul L. Evans Sr. who preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1969...
Sandy Owens (07/10/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Sandra Annette "Sandy" Owens, 45, died at 9 a.m. July 9, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 23, 1966, to the late Arlon F. Fisher and Bessie Imogene Russom Jones, she lived most of her life in East Prairie...
Former New Madrid County Sheriff Walter Ivy dies at age 82 (07/10/12)
NEW MADRID -- Former New Madrid County Sheriff George Walter Lee Ivy passed away peacefully on July 8, 2012, surrounded by family and friends at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid at the age of 82 years. He was born May 10, 1930, in Pocahontas, Ark., to the late Richelieu and Florence Shaver Ivy...
Cheston Pierce (07/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Cheston D. Pierce, 86, died July 9, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Kylie DeWitt (07/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Kylie Danielle DeWitt, 23, died July 8, 2012, near Sikeston of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 14, 1989, to Kevin DeWitt of Sikeston and Alyssa Roberts DeWitt, also of Sikeston, she was a 2007 graduate of Kelly High School in Benton and had attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield...
John Whitehead (07/09/12)
CHARLESTON -- John David Whitehead, 63, died July 8, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 14, 1948, in Mississippi County, to the late William C. and Lucy Pauline Farmer Whitehead, he had lived most of his life in Charleston where he was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church. A graduate of Charleston High School, he was employed at French Implement Company for many years until his retirement...
Michael Ross (07/09/12)
HAYWARD -- Michael William Ross, 59, died July 7, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 9, 1952, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late John and Mable Dunn Ross. Survivors include: one daughter, Toshia Briley of the state of Tennessee; one sister, Patricia Frankum of Willis Point, Texas; two brothers, John Wayen Ross of the state of Mississippi and Gordon Lay of Steelville; and three grandchildren...
Helen Wilson (07/09/12)
WHITEWATER -- Helen Ruth Wilson, 80, died July 6, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 6, 1932, at Puxico, to the late James Ervin and Anna Frances Westbrook Maples, she lived in Chaffee until 1970 before moving to Whitewater. She was a member of the Puxico Eastern Star Chapter 422 and operated the concession stand at Lake Girardeau for 14 years...
Walter Ivy (07/09/12)
NEW MADRID -- Walter L. Ivy, 82, died at 7:30 p.m. July 8, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Joanne Jarrell (07/08/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Joanne O. Jarrell, 70, died July 5, 2012, at her home near Bloomfield. Born March 11, 1942, daughter of the late Otto and Cora O. Heflin Fletcher, she had lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life. On April 15, 1960, in Bloomfield, she married Billy G. Jarrell...
Jocelyn Wyatt (07/08/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jocelyn Karyl Wyatt, 67, died July 6, 2012, at Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1944, in Portageville, daughter of the late Ida Wheeler Wyatt and James Allen "Major" Wyatt, she previously worked for Southeastern Bell Telephone Company in St. Louis and was a lifelong member of Portageville Pentecostal Church and Apostolic Truth Tabernacle...
Winford Taber (07/08/12)
SUTTONS BAY, Mich. -- Winford Glen Taber, 78, of Suttons Bay, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Glen was born July 2, 1933, in Matthews, Mo., the son of Lacy and Eva Lancaster Taber. He graduated from Matthews High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War...
Alma Spikes (07/06/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alma Patricia Spikes, 82, formerly of St. Louis, died at 10:09 p.m. July 3, 2012, at her home. Born March 17, 1930, in East Prairie, to the late Thomas R. and Sara Bailey Murphy, she lived in the St. Louis area most of her life before moving back to East Prairie in the last year...
A.J. Miller (07/06/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Arthur J. "A.J." Miller, 84, died July 5, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 29, 1928, in New Hamburg, to the late Sereno W. and Catherine Halter Miller, he had grown up in Chaffee and lived in California, the state of Washington and Chicago before moving to Bloomfield 12 years ago. ...
Melissa Bateman (07/06/12)
DEXTER -- Melissa Marie Bateman, 27, died July 4, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 20, 1984, in Fort Hood, Texas, to Alfred Bert and Norma Jean Mitchell Lawhorn of Dexter, she had grown up in Mattoon, Ill., and 10 years ago moved to Dexter where she attended the Lighthouse Christian Center...
Dora Mantel (07/06/12)
JACKSON -- Dora Esther Mantel, 90, died July 2, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 16, 1922, in Morley, to the late Ray and Cora Watson Shores, she was a florist at Gilmers Flower Shop in Chaffee and also worked at Sports Specialty Shoe Factory as a machine operator. ...
Bobby Gammons (07/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bobby C. Gammons, 66, died at 6:03 p.m. July 2, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 5, 1945, in Dorena, to the late William and Maude Adams Gammons, he was of the Pentecostal belief and was a retired truck driver. On March 18, 2005, he married Mary Carter who survives of the home...
Pat Gregory (07/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Patsy Louise "Pat" Gregory, 67, died July 3, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 6, 1945, in Sikeston, to the late Cordie and Evelyn Ryan Raines, she had worked as a nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center for 11 years and also at LaBonne Maison in Sikeston. She had been a member of Temple of Faith Church and had attended Canalou Baptist Church...
Gary Pearson (07/05/12)
PASADENA, Texas -- Gary DeWayne Pearson, 65, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 12:02 a.m. July 4, 2012, in the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.
Alma Spikes (07/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alma Spikes, 82, formerly of St. Louis, died at 10:09 p.m. July 3, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Dora Essary (07/05/12)
NEW MADRID -- Dora Dimple Essary, 91, died July 3, 2012, at the Golden Living Center. Born Nov. 6, 1920, in Caruthersville, to the late Thomas Marion and Katie Leona Goodrum Handley, she was a homemaker and member of the Kewanee United Methodist Church since the 1950s...
DeAngelo Williams (07/03/12)
SIKESTON - DeAngelo Williams, 19, died June 30, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau the result of gunshot wounds. Born June 16, 1993, in St. Louis, the adopted son of Chester and Lesia Brown Williams of Sikeston, he attended Sikeston Public Schools and was of the Baptist belief...
Jeanette Holt (07/03/12)
CHARLESTON -- Jeanette Scott Holt, 91, died July 1, 2012, at the Charleston Manor. Born Dec. 16, 1920, in Russellville, Ark., to the late Bleve and Ruth Thelma Morphis Scott, she moved to Missouri in 1932 and lived in New Madrid and Mississippi counties until moving to Hartford, Mich., in 1946, then to Hayward, Calif., in 1949, where she lived until moving to Charleston in 1972. She was of the Protestant belief...
Emmelene Rhoden (07/03/12)
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- Emmelene Wood Kerr Rhoden, 79, died June 30, 2012, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Born April 19, 1933, in Delaware, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Leslie Edward and Hazel Berry Wood. She was an educator who later worked implementing programs for the care of those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's. ...
Betti Frazier (07/03/12)
NEW MADRID -- Betti Elizabeth Galligan Frazier, 69, died July 1, 2012, at her home. Born July 11, 1942, in Bon Aqua, Tenn., daughter of the late Emery and Ruth Galligan and Elizabeth Galligan, she was a stewardess for Trailways Busline. She owned a daycare prior to her retirement in April...
Ednia Stokes (07/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Ednia Stokes, 69, died July 2, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 6, 1942, in Sikeston to the late A.D. and Louise James Dixon, she was a foster grandparent and a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston where she was a member of the Usher Board...
G'Rajae Moore (07/03/12)
CHARLESTON -- G'Rajae ReSon Moore, three-month-old son of Mary Ann McCatrey of Charleston and the late George O. Moore, died June 30, 2012, in Charleston. He was born March 31, 2012, in Sikeston. In addition to his mother, he is survived by five brothers, DeLontre Fisher, Zatyrus Moore and Giontaye Rivers of Charleston, Martez Cleaves of Cape Girardeau and DeQuavious Moore of Aurora, Ill.; nine sisters, Soronya McCatrey, Qualithia McCatrey, Zatyriara Moore, Gatayria Moore, Lonntria Fisher, Faith Gilespie and Akyova Rivers of Charleston, Brittany Sharp of Bloomington, Ill., and Brianna Harden of Chicago; his maternal grandmother, Essie Mae McCatrey of Charleston; paternal grandparents, Rose Graham of Charleston and George and Karen Graham of Cape Girardeau; maternal great-grandmother, Katherine Owens of Charleston; and paternal great-grandmother, Earlene Graham of Wilson City.. ...
Pam Turley (07/03/12)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pam Turley, 52, died July 2, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 4, 1959, in Hayti, to Donald J. Boatwright of Wardell and the late Mary (Crafton) Boatwright, she worked many years at Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation where she was executive administrative assistant. She was a graduate of North Pemiscot High School...
Dora Glisson (07/03/12)
LILBOURN -- Dora Bell Glisson, 87, formerly of Lilbourn, died June 30, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Silverdale, she was the daughter of the late H.W. Haygood and Willie Mae Ray. On Sept. 20, 1954, in Bokerton, she married Flossie Row Glisson Jr. who preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1978...
Carolyn Porche (07/03/12)
JACKSON -- Carolyn Joan Porche, 69 years, five months and 11 days, a resident of Jackson, passed away Friday June 29, 2012, at Jackson Manor. Born Jan. 18, 1943, in Sikeston, to the late James David and Saphrey Juanita Pruitt Crawford, Carolyn married Carlton Joseph Porche, who survives of the home, on June 12, 1965, in Hinesville, Ga...
Winford Taber (07/03/12)
SUTTONS BAY, Mich. -- Winford Glen Taber, 78, of Suttons Bay, died June 28, 2012. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay. ­ Interment with military honors will follow the service at the Lutheran Cemetery in Suttons Bay...
Ronald Reynolds (07/03/12)
DEXTER -- Ronald Reynolds, 54, died July 2, 2012, at his home near Dexter. Born Feb. 10, 1958, in Poplar Bluff, to Betty L. Denkins Reynolds Acton and the late E. J. Reynolds, he had lived most of his life in Dexter. On June 24, 1989, at Bloomfield, he married to Ruth McRoy who survives of the home...
Greg Swinney (07/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Gregory "Greg" Swinney, 41, of Sikeston, died June 28, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 25, 1971, in San Diego, Calif., to Ed and Margaret Forbey Swinney of Sikeston, he graduated in 1991 from Sikeston High School and was employed by the Community Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston. ...
Kimberly Fisher (07/02/12)
ADVANCE -- Kimberly Ann Fisher 52, of Advance, passed away June 29, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1959, at Benton Harbor, Mich., the daughter of Charles and July Singleton Williams. Kim was a loving mother and wife. She was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She had worked in retail advertising. She was of the Baptist belief...
Carolyn Porche (07/02/12)
JACKSON -- Carolyn Joan Porche, 69, died June 29, 2012, at the Jackson Manor. Born Jan. 18, 1943, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late James David and Saphrey Juanita Pruitt Crawford. On June 12, 1965, in Hinesville, Ga., she married Carlton Joseph Porche, who survives of the home...
Betty Frazier (07/02/12)
NEW MADRID -- Betty Elizabeth Galligan Frazier, 69, died July 1, 2012, at her home. Born July 11, 1942, in Bon Aqua, Tenn., daughter of the late Emery and Ruth Galligan and Elizabeth Galligan, she was a stewardess for Trailways Busline. She owned a daycare prior to her retirement in April...
William Weems (07/02/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- William J. Weems, 66, died at 7:15 a.m. June 30, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 13, 1946, in Matthews, to the late William Thomas and Julie Mallie Carlyle Weems, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was a retired farmer...
Callie Wheatley (07/02/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Callie E. Wheatley, 64, died at 7:15 a.m. June 30, 2012, at her home. Born March 11, 1948, in Cairo, Ill., to the late James Franklin and Armelia Jane Fisher Haley Sr., Callie was member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie. She is survived by: two brothers, Billy Haley and James F. Haley Jr.; one sister-in-law, Kathern Haley of East Prairie; and several nieces and nephews...
Pam Turley (07/02/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Pamela G. "Pam" Turley, 52, died July 2, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Greg Swinney (07/01/12)
SIKESTON -- Gregory "Greg" Swinney, 41, died June 28, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 25, 1971, in San Diego, Calif., to Ed and Margaret Forbey Swinney of Sikeston, he graduated from Sikeston High School in 1991 and was employed by the Community Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston. ...
Mary Hare (07/01/12)
ESSEX -- Mary Doretta Hare, 88, died June 28, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff Born June 25, 1924, in Rockview, daughter of the late John and Rose Holmes Wooley, she was a homemaker and had been a member of the Harvest Assembly Church in Essex since 1959...
1st Lt. Warren Moxley (07/01/12)
CHARLESTON -- First Lt. Warren G. Moxley was born May 2, 1921, in Senath. A former member of the Charleston Methodist Church, he was a 1938 graduate of Charleston High School. Prior to being commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces on Dec. ...
Alvin Lee O'Dell (07/01/12)
FREDERICKTOWN -- Alvin Lee O'Dell, 82, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:30 p.m. June 28, 2012, at his daughter's home in Sedgewickville. Born Oct. 17, 1929, in the Pultight community near East Prairie, to the late Raymond Lee and Mary Jane Rolan O'Dell, he was a retired upholsterer and of the Pentecostal belief...
Carolyn Porche (07/01/12)
JACKSON -- Carolyn Porche, 69, died June 28, 2012, at the Jackson Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
William Weems (07/01/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- William Weems, 66, died June 30, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Terry DeHart (07/01/12)
COMMERCE -- Terry Edward DeHart, 56, died June 29, 2012, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 23, 1955, in Paragould, Ark., son of James Edward and Peggy Ann Hart DeHart of Diehlstadt, he was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ...
Donnie McCarter (07/01/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Donnie McCarter, 55, died June 28, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 23, 1956, in Mississippi, son of the late Randel Otis and Bonnie McDonald McCarter, he married Adele Davis who also preceded him in death. Survivors include: one son, Preston McCarter of Jefferson City; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Diane Hart and Marie and Donald Cook of Portageville; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Tonya McCarter of Hayti; and one grandchild, Tabatha Liles...