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Obituaries from August 2012

Charles Kohlbaker (08/31/12)
BERTRAND -- The Rev. Charles Edward Kohlbaker, 88, a resident of Bertrand, passed from this life to receive his reward from his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 6, 1924, at Wood River, Ill., to the late Solomon and Sallie Ann Burnett Kohlbaker, he grew up in Wood River during the Depression era. ...
John Stokes (08/31/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- John Nolen Stokes, 56, died Aug. 29, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 1, 1956, in Wyatt, to the late John Brashears and Velma Stokes, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, had been a truck driver for 20 years and later worked as a security guard for ABM Security Services. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
Yvonne LaFerney (08/31/12)
NEW MADRID -- Yvonee Jean LaFerney, 75, died Aug. 29, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born June 18, 1937, at Ypsilanti, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Rufus Perry and Bethel Womack Jackson. On May 20, 1955, in Ypsilanti, she married James LaFerney Sr. who preceded her in death June 15, 2006...
Rocky Walker (08/31/12)
PARMA -- Rocky Walker, 56, died Aug. 29, 2012, at his home in Parma. Born Nov. 25, 1955, in Leechville, Ark., he was son of the late William and Vernice Fletcher Walker. He was also preceded in death by four brothers. Survivors include: two children, Shawn Walker of Marston and Autumn Crawford of Steele; two brothers, Ricky Walker of New Madrid and Jack Walker of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Sheila Marks and Lisa Greenwalt of Jackson; and three grandchildren...
Puddy Baugh (08/30/12)
WYATT -- Lawrence Russell "Puddy" Baugh, 85, died Aug. 28, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 20, 1927, at the Birds Point community in Mississippi County, to the late Frank and Ruth Bartlett Franz Baugh, he had lived in Wyatt most of his life. He was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran...
Kaylea Pobst (08/30/12)
ORAN -- Kaylea Faith Pobst, infant daughter of David Andrew and Diane Lea Schreckenberg Pobst of Oran, died Aug. 22, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis. In addition to her parents, survivors include: a brother, Drew Pobst of the home; maternal grandparents, Patrick and Fern Schreckenberg of Leopold; paternal grandparents, Melvin and Melissa Pobst of Oran; and paternal great-grandmother, Nadene Phillips of Oran...
Art Puckett (08/30/12)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Art Puckett, 65, died Aug. 24, 2012. Born May 12, 1947, to the late Peter and Frances Puckett, he graduated from New Madrid High School and served in the Army National Guard. He worked as a farmer with his father in New Madrid County for many years. He later moved to South Carolina to be near his sister...
John Stokes (08/30/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- John Stokes, 56, died Aug. 29, 2012, at his home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Viola Christensen (08/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Viola Christensen who died on Aug. 23, 2012 were: Bill Rut, Roy Kubert, Wayne Kubert and Al Okray.
'Puddy' Baugh (08/29/12)
WYATT - Lawrence Russell "Puddy" Baugh, 85, died Aug. 28, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Dora Vogel (08/29/12)
HARLINGEN, Texas -- Dora Irene Cooper Vogel, 94, died Aug. 21, 2012, at the Ebony Lake Nursing Center in Brownsville. Born April 23, 1928, in Bloomfield, Mo., to the late Judge Malcolm Walker Cooper and Ethel Stevens Cooper, she graduated from Bloomfield High School and received a teaching degree from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was a longtime teacher in the Kennett, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., school districts...
Dale Seabaugh (08/29/12)
COWETA, Okla. -- Dale Seabaugh, 90, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Aug. 27, 2012, at his daughter's home in Coweta. Born Feb. 18, 1922, in Zalma, Mo., to the late Vincent Earl and Bertha Alfreda Abernathy Seabaugh, he was a self-employed carpenter who built houses before working as a rock crusher machine operator and security guard for St. Joe Mining Co. in Viburnum, Mo. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II from October 1942-45...
Brete Blanton (08/29/12)
RENO, Nev. -- Brete Austin Blanton, 49, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 7, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1962, in Sikeston, to the late Charles Lee and Cherie Ann Lee Blanton III, he was a 1981 graduate of Sikeston High School and had attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. He had also been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Doris Higgins (08/29/12)
POPLAR BLUFF - Doris Jean Higgins, 62, died Aug. 28, 2012, at her home in Poplar Bluff. Driver Funeral Services of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Kimberly Mothershead (08/29/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Kimberly V. Mothershead, 53, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her children. She was born Jan. 22, 1959, in Springfield, daughter of Donald Edward and Kathryn Keller Vance Sr...
Chuck Masters Jr. (08/28/12)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Charles Everett "Chuck" Masters Jr., 69, died at 11:15 a.m. Aug. 24, 2012, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born in Crowder, Mo., he was the son of Helen Graham Masters of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Charles Everett Masters Sr. He was a former resident of Sikeston where he was a 1962 graduate of Sikeston High School. ...
Bonnie Walls (08/28/12)
MATTHEWS -- Bonnie Jo Walls, 83, died Aug. 27, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1929, in Canalou, to the late George and Audry Ginger Lefler, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Big Ridge General Baptist Church in Matthews and attended Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Kimberly Mothershead (08/28/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Kimberly K. Mothershead, 53, died Aug. 27, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Alumni Center at Southeast Missouri State University. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Jackson...
Kenneth Nance (08/28/12)
PUXICO -- Kenneth Wayne Nance, 47, died Aug. 25, 2012, at Puxico Nursing and Rehab. Born Nov. 10, 1964, in Chaffee, to Mildred Chasteen Chapman of Chaffee and the late Aquilla Chapman, he was a self-employed carpenter and mechanic. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include: two sons, Brandon Nance of Puxico and Travis Rediker of Fort Knox, Ky.; one daughter, Charity Mendoza of Puxico; two brothers, Darrell Chapman of Chaffee and Keith Chapman of Oran; one sister, Diane Miller of Mountain Home, Ark.; and three grandchildren.. ...
Michael Walker (08/28/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Michael Eugene Walker, 40, died Aug. 25, 2012. Born Feb. 25, 1972, in Pontiac, Mich., son of William Hanham of Leonard, Mich., and the late Cathy Hanham, he was a construction worker. Survivors include: one son, Matt Sherfield of Dexter; one brother, John Walker of St. ...
Sue Wise (08/27/12)
CORRYTON, Tenn. -- Helen Alberta "Sue" Wise, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 5 a.m. Aug. 25, 2012, at the Brakebill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville. Born Oct. 3, 1926, in Matthews, Mo., to the late Albert and Effie Widows Cox, she had worked as a waitress at South Y Restaurant in Sikeston and later as a machine operator at the Oran Hat Factory. ...
Lloyd Barks (08/27/12)
PUXICO -- The Rev. Lloyd Barks, 77, died Aug. 25, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 20, 1935, in McGee, to the late William S. and Bessie Steward Barks, he had lived in St. Louis for 20 years before moving to the McGee and Puxico area. He was a retired General Baptist minister and had pastored the Bright Prospect General Baptist Church at McGee, worked for McDonnell-Douglass in St. Louis and had a custom hay hauling business. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Puxico...
Freda Call (08/27/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Freda J. Call, 79, died Aug. 26, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1933, in Sturdivant, to the late John and Daisy Watkins Bryant, she retired from Plastene Supply and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Portageville...
Clarabelle Magill (08/27/12)
PUXICO -- Clarabelle "Shelby" Magill, 73, died Aug. 25, 2012, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Jan. 30, 1939, in Poplar Bluff, to the late William Thomas and Lyda Jane Fuller Magill, she had lived St.Louis for 11 years before returning to Puxico. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Puxico where she was a Sunday school and Bible school teacher. She worked at Arvin for 28 years and was a greeter at Walmart...
Sonny Schott (08/27/12)
CHAFFEE -- Harold "Sonny" Schott, 76, died Aug. 25, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Oct. 9, 1935, in Perkins, to the late Lawrence and Annie Havenstrick Schott, he was a farmer for Schott Farms and a member of the New Hope Pentecostal Church in Chaffee...
Shirley Driskell (08/27/12)
PERKINS -- Shirley Ann Driskell, 75, died Aug. 24, 201, at her home. Born April 13, 1937, in Perkins, to the late Elmer and Alreda Bumgardner Calliotte, she was a member of the Perkins Baptist Church and worked as a salesclerk at J.C. Penney in Cape Girardeau...
Frank Coke (08/27/12)
ANNISTON -- Frank Coke, 72, died at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 2012, at his home. Born June 19, 1940, in the Pinhook community near East Prairie, to the late James Coke and Rosa Lee Johnson, he lived in Anniston most of his life. On Sept. 9, 1965, he married Linda Sue Damm, who survives of the home...
Betty Jean Gunther (08/26/12)
KEWANEE -- Betty Jean Gunther, age 87, passed away Aug, 24, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 3, 1924, in Centerville, Iowa, the only child of the late Purley Rinker and Ella Stromire Peterson, she graduated from Wardell High School in 1942. Betty was an avid reader and liked to travel around the country visiting libraries to conduct family genealogy research...
Kenneth Morse (08/26/12)
TEBBETTS -- Kenneth O. Morse, 71, died Aug. 24, 2012, at University Hospital in Columbia. Born Aug. 22, 1941, in Morehouse, son of the late Orlin and Mary Farris Morse, he had retired from the Callaway County Sheriff's Department and owned Ken's Archery in Fulton. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Morehouse...
Gene Underwood (08/26/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Gene Underwood, 84, died Aug. 23, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born May 4, 1928, in Fairview, son of the late Walter and Ola Humphrey Underwood, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church at Bloomfield. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Norman Underwood, Carl "Cobb" Underwood, Walter Underwood Jr. and Joe Underwood...
Hildred Patterson (08/24/12)
COLUMBIA -- Hildred Anne Poole Patterson, 80, died Aug. 22, 2012, in Columbia. Born Oct. 2, 1931, in Cordova, Ala., daughter of the late Herman and Dora Poe, she was a member of the Methodist Church in Vancouver, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, George Patterson...
Viola Christensen (08/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Viola Christensen, 95, died Aug. 23, 2012, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born July 3, 1917, in Wilber, Neb., daughter of the late Ludvic and Bessie (Rezabek) Kubert, she was an elementary school teacher before retiring. On June 22, 1944, she married Willard Christensen, and he preceded her in death Feb. 11, 2005...
Frank Coke (08/24/12)
ANNISTON -- Frank Coke, 72, died at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Betty Gunther (08/24/12)
KEWANEE -- Betty Gunther, 87, died Aug. 24, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Gene Underwood (08/24/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Donald "Gene" Underwood, 84, died Aug. 23, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kristi Ryan (08/23/12)
SIKESTON -- Kristi Lynn Forrest Ryan, age 50, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, with family at her side after a courageous fight against breast cancer Born March 27, 1962, in Sikeston, to the late Paul William and Frances Ellen (Jett) Forrest, she graduated from Missouri School for the Blind in 1981 then graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in Early Childhood Development in 1990. ...
Ethel Shepherd (08/23/12)
AURORA, Colo. -- Ethel Lou Washington Shepherd, 93, died Aug. 16, 2012, at the Medical Center of Aurora. Born Aug. 13, 1919, in Lamar, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Olivia Campbell. She was a member of the Progressive Church of God in Christ in Caruthersville, Mo...
Alfred Sharp (08/22/12)
BERTRAND - Alfred D. Sharp, 74, died Aug. 21, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 20, 1938, in Dorena, to the late Monroe and Louise Coleman Sharp, he was employed as a farmer and custodian/bus driver for the Charleston Public Schools before retiring. He was a member of First Praise in Cairo, Ill., where he served as a deacon...
Buddy Smith (08/22/12)
MORLEY -- Graveside services for Buddy Frank Smith, 83, who died July 14, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Old Morley Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Lowe, pastor of Unity Baptist Church, will officiate...
Brenda Baker (08/22/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Brenda Bernice Baker, 57, died at 1 p.m. Aug. 21, 2012, at her home in East Prairie. Born Dec. 15, 1954, in East Prairie to Frankie Bernice Davenport Bisher of East Prairie and the late Earl Julian Sprinkles, she was a retired school cook having worked at the Bowling Green, Fla., Elementary for 12 years. She was a member of the New Beginnings Church in East Prairie...
'Junior' Woods (08/22/12)
FRUITLAND - Hubert "Junior" Woods, 77, died Aug. 21, 2012, at his home in Fruitland. Born Dec. 14, 1934, to the late Royce and Pauline Ward Woods at East Prairie, he was a member of Cape County Cowboy Church and formerly a member of First Baptist Church, in East Prairie. He was employed with the Department of Social Services for 23 years in Mississippi, Reynolds, New Madrid and Scott counties...
Jerry Andrews Jr. (08/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Jerry Dean Andrews Jr., 20, died Aug. 17, 2012. Born Feb. 27, 1992, in St. Louis, to Gladys Wilford Andrews of St. Louis and the late Jerry Dean Andrews Sr., he attended Sikeston High School and was of the Pentecostal belief. In addition to his mother he is survived by two brothers, James Andrews Jr. and Dana Johnson Jr. of St. Louis...
Kristi Ryan (08/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Kristi Lynn Forrest Ryan, age 50, passed away Tuesday Aug. 21, 2012, with family at her side after a courageous fight against breast cancer. Born March 27, 1962, in Sikeston, to the late Paul William and Frances Ellen Jett Forrest, she graduated in 1981 from the Missouri School for the Blind and from Southeast Missouri State University in 1990 with a degree in early childhood development. ...
Dorothy Branch (08/22/12)
NEW MADRID -- Dorothy Ann Guest Branch, 58, died Aug. 18, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 3, 1953, in Chatfield, Ark., to the late Otis and Rosie Guest, she attended school in Hughes, Ark., before moving to West Memphis, Ark. She later moved to New Madrid where she was employed with Plasteen Company and later worked for Larry and Heidi Williams. She was a member of Zion Rock Baptist Church in Portageville...
Pat Young (08/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Charlotte "Pat" Young, 60, died at 3:35 a.m. Aug. 19, 2012, at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1952, at Dexter, to the late James and Charlotta Brannon. A lifelong resident of this area, she had worked at National Lock and for the past 25 years in Walmart's receiving department...
Roberto Espada-Morales (08/21/12)
DEXTER -- Roberto Espada-Morales, 85, died Aug. 18, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 25, 1927, in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, to the late Juan Espada-Rios and Isabell Espada-Morales, he had lived in Puerto Rico and New York before moving to the Dexter area in 1967. He had worked for 25 years at the Mingo Job Corps as a supervisor. He was a member of the Risen Church in Dexter and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Brenda McGuire (08/21/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Brenda K. "B.K." McGuire, 67, died Aug. 18, 2012. Born April 13, 1945, in Sikeston, to Helen McGuire of Sikeston and the late Pete McGuire, she had been employed as a factory worker for an industrial engineering equipment company. In addition to her mother, she is survived by: one son, Bernie McGuire; and one sister, Linda Luoma...
Melissa McNamee (08/21/12)
ORAN -- Melissa C. McNamee, 32, died Aug. 18, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Aug. 16, 1980, in Clarksville, Tenn., to the late Pamela Burks and Thomas McNamee, she worked as a cashier at Dave's Grocery Store in Oran and also at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 3319 in Sikeston. She was a member of West Point Pentecostal Church in Doniphan and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 3319 in Sikeston...
Helen Dalton (08/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Helen Maxine Dalton, 78, died Aug. 19, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 30, 1933, in Dexter, to the late Joseph Eugene and Nora McDaniels Gaines, she had been employed at the El Capri Motel in Sikeston. Survivors include: four sons and one daughter-in-law, Steve Dalton, Keith and Mary Bozell, Kevin Bozell and Greg Noyes of Sikeston; two daughters, Belinda Bryan and Retha Lee of Sikeston; one sister, Virginia Ogden of Jackson; and 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren...
Eugene Dawson (08/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Eugene "Doak" Dawson, 85, who died on Aug. 17, 2012, were: Chase Stevens, Clay Vangilder, Scott Vangilder, Robert Buchanan, Roger Sherman and Chuck Stalker.
Mildred Northern (08/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Mildred Northern, 88, died Aug. 20, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility in Bertrand. Born Aug. 1, 1924, in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Gertrude Witherspoon Myers, she was of the Baptist belief. She married Leslie J. Northern who preceded her in death...
Hubert Woods (08/21/12)
JACKSON -- Hubert Woods, 77, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6 a.m. Aug. 21, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Alma Henderson (08/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Alma Gail Ables Henderson, 92, a resident of Sikeston, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. She was born May 12, 1920, in Ballard County, Ky., to the late Lawrence W. and Etta Pearl Moore Ables. Other than having resided in Memphis, Tenn., for 27 years, she had lived in Sikeston most of her life where she was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church...
Della Hubbard (08/20/12)
CHAFFEE -- Della Kilburn Hubbard, 89, died Aug. 18, 2012, in Chaffee. She was born Nov. 9, 1922, at Ridgely, Tenn., to the late Willie Lee and Mary Powers Rose. On Dec. 6, 1941, she married Eugene Kilburn who preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1972. She later married Warren Hubbard who also preceded her in death...
Pat Young (08/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Patricia C. "Pat" Young, 60, died Aug. 19, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Mildred Northern (08/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Mildred Northern, 88, died Aug. 20, 2012, at Bertrand Nursing Facility in Bertrand. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Helen Dalton (08/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Helen Dalton, 78, died Aug. 19, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Catherine Barber (08/20/12)
DEXTER -- Catherine M. Barber, 92, died Aug. 19, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 11, 1929, in Puxico, to the late Earl and Flavie Cornman Clark, she was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former employee of International Hat Company in Dexter, a farmer and homemaker...
Brenda Masters (08/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Masters, 68, formerly of Lilbourn, died Aug. 15, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 4, 1943, in Lilbourn, to the late David and Beulah Henderson Hampton. She was married to Clarence "Robert" Masters, and he preceded her in death...
Eugene Dawson (08/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Eugene "Doak" Dawson died Aug. 17, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Eugene was born in Eugene, Mo., to the late Elijah and Fairy Patterson Dawson. He was also preceded in death by one brother, James Dawson; and two sisters Naomi Spalding and Dorothy Hensley...
Laura Rhame (08/17/12)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Laura Chambers Rhame, 92, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Aug. 14, 2012, at the Parkway Health Center in Little Rock. Born July 23, 1920, in Bricksboro, N.J., to the late Anthony and Ada Chambers, she was a member of Calvary Nazarene Church and also loved Parkway Place Baptist Church where her grandson, Greg Kelley, is on the pastoral staff...
Fred Copeland (08/17/12)
TALLAPOOSA -- Fred Copeland, 63, died Aug. 17, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
John Ditto (08/17/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- John Lewis Ditto, 58, died at 5:10 a.m. Aug. 16, 2012, in the Close to Home, Inc. Care Center in Matthews. Born Aug. 6, 1954, in Whiting, to the late Paul Julius and Ruth Viola Bolden Ditto, he lived in East Prairie most of his life where was a retired stockman in the grocery industry. He was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in East Prairie...
Sue Dickerson (08/17/12)
BERTRAND -- Sue Dickerson, 76, died Aug. 16, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 27, 1936, in McCracken County, Ky., to the late J.R. Peyton and Rebecca Peyton Johnson, she had lived since 1986 in Bertrand where she was a former member of the First Baptist Church. She was a current member of the New Beginnings Fellowship in Charleston...
Noble Milam (08/17/12)
BENTON -- Noble Milam, 73, died Aug. 15, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 18, 1938, in Stokes, Ark., to the late Robert Hugh and Mavis Irene Mayfield Milam Sr., he was a carpenter and a member of the Morley Baptist Church in Morley...
Tom Sanders (08/16/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Thomas C. "Tom" Sanders, 53, died Aug. 14, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 19, 1958, in Gideon, to the late John Thomas and Velma Leona Bohannon Sanders, he had lived most of his life in the Morehouse area, had worked as a heavy equipment operator at Brown Sand and Gravel and served in the U.S. ...
Jim Stepp (08/16/12)
DEXTER -- James Franklin "Jim" Stepp, 80, died Aug. 14, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 25, 1932, in Grassy, to the late Nathan R. and Sarah B. VanEsler Stepp, he was an ordained General Baptist minister for 30 years. He is survived by: a brother, Robert N. ...
Bradley Glover (08/16/12)
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Bradley Charles Glover, 24, died Aug. 11, 2012. Born April 15, 1988, in Tulsa, Okla., son of R. Kirk and Charlett J. Triplett Glover of Franklin, he graduated in 2006 from Centennial High School in Franklin. He was employed by World Champion Productions where he taught ballroom dancing, professional competitions and was a member of New Song and People Church...
Carol Trost (08/16/12)
CHAFFEE -- Carol Ann Trost, 61, died Aug. 14, 2012, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 14, 1951, in Sikeston, to Mabel Louise Graser Shy of Chaffee and the late Gordon "Doc" Shy Jr., she was a sewing machine operator at Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and Cape Girardeau and a member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Darlene Davis (08/16/12)
PUXICO -- Rosa Darlene Davis, 60, died Aug. 15, 2012, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Oct. 23, 1951, in Puxico, to James Roy and Rachel Brady Davis, she had lived in Puxico all her life. She was a teacher and worked in the Poplar Bluff R1 School District where she taught business education. ...
Noble Milam (08/16/12)
BENTON -- Noble Milam, 73, died Aug. 15, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Marilyn Dickerson (08/16/12)
BERTRAND - Marilyn Sue Dickerson, 76, died Aug. 16, 2012, at her home in Bertrand. McMickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
John L. Ditto (08/16/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- John L. Ditto, 58, died at 5:10 a.m. Aug. 16, 2012, at Close to Home in Matthews. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Grover Lynn (08/16/12)
ESSEX -- Grover Cleveland Lynn, 68, died Aug. 15, 2012, at his home. Born June 3, 1944, in Winfield, Ala., to the late Johnny and Mae Nix Lynn, he was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center and had worked as a mechanic at G and S Auto. On Sept. 2, 2005, in Jasper, Ala., he married Paula June Rush who survives of the home...
Brett Blanton (08/16/12)
RENO, Nev. -- Brett Blanton, 49, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug 7, 2012, at his home in Reno. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Brenda Masters (08/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Masters, 68, died Aug. 15, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bradley Glover (08/15/12)
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Bradley Charles Glover, 24, died Aug. 11, Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mandy Howard (08/15/12)
CAIRO, Ill. - Mandy "Maudie" Hamilton Howard, 90, died Aug. 13, 2012, at Day Star Care Center in Cairo. Born Dec. 22, 1921, in Coldwater, Miss., to the late Cori and Minnie Clemmons Hamilton, she was a member of New Beginning United Freewill Baptist Church of Cairo, where she served as president of the Mission Unit, Mother Board and as a church trustee. She retired from St. Mary Hospital in Cairo as a laundry worker...
Tera Williams (08/15/12)
KANSAS CITY -- Tera Lynne Williams, 52, died Aug. 11, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 22, 1959, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Kenneth D. Williams of Sikeston and the late Nancy Lou Moore Williams, she was a 1977 graduate of Sikeston High School. She graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and in 1987 received a master's degree in music education from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. ...
Geraldine Rodgers (08/15/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Geraldine Masterson Rodgers, 85, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at her home in Cape Girardeau with her daughters by her side. Born Sept. 6, 1926, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Jack and Florence Mast Masterson, she worked for Sears in Cape Girardeau and Target in Houston, Texas. ...
Dan Kesselring (08/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- Joseph Daniel Kesselring, age 51, a resident of Charleston, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, near Charleston. He was born June 7, 1961, in Bonne Terre, to Joseph John Kesselring who survives of Potosi and Roddie Marcella McClain Vavak who survives of Arnold...
J.W. Bizzell (08/14/12)
SIKESTON -- J.W. Bizzell, 80, died Aug. 12, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1931, in Conway, Ark., to the late John Wesley and Effie Hillis Bizzell, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. On Oct. 9, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., he married Veda Glodine Bean who preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 1990...
Henry Cook (08/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Henry L. "Hank" Cook, 83, of Sikeston died Aug. 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Hank was born May 28, 1929, in Peoria, Ill., to the late Karl and Rosa Miller Kreiter. He was preceded in death by the loving parents who raised him, Alva and Mildred Shook Cook; one daughter, Virginia Cook; four sisters, Lena, Alma, Dorothy and Caroline; and four brothers, Charles, Rupert, William and Frank...
Dub Holman (08/14/12)
DEXTER -- James "Dub" Holman, 89, died Aug. 13, 2012, at his home. Born May 28, 1923, in Featherston, Okla., to the late Walter Franklin and May L. Moody Holman, he had lived most of his life in Jefferson County until 1981 when he moved to Bloomfield. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator for Alpha Portland Cement Company for many years before his retirement. He was a member of the Faith Apostolic Church of Sturdivant and was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II...
Clifford Gregory (08/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Clifford Gregory, 84, who died Aug. 9, 2012, were: James Wilson, Eric Richardson, Greg Catt, Ricky Buchheit, Daniel Wilson and Clayton Jansen.
John Wright (08/14/12)
ORAN -- John Wright, 96, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born Dec. 29, 1915, to Mack and Ethel Henley Wright in Oran at their home, he was a carpenter by trade, owning a construction company at first with Duke Robison of Oran and then J.M. ...
Judith Hines (08/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Judith Ann Hines, 73, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 3, 1938, in Cleveland, to Edward and Rosina Liebman Klammer, she was the best mother and grandmother to her daughters and grandchildren. ...
Jane Wiggins (08/14/12)
CHAFFEE -- Jane Wiggins, 69, died Aug. 10, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1942, at Glade Springs, Va., to the late John and Sarah Shew Murray, she was a member of the Allenville Baptist Church. On Jan. 21, 1961, she married Lendy Wiggins who survives of the home...
Nora Lawrence (08/14/12)
WEIR, Kan. -- Nora Blyth Lawrence, 92, died Aug. 12, 2012, at her home. Born April 1, 1920, in Greenway, Ark., to the late Hyram and Dolly Tinker Whitaker, she had lived in Catron, Mo., and Parma, Mo., before moving to Kansas 10 years ago. She attended the Church of God in Parma...
Ruth Ann Bates (08/13/12)
BERTRAND -- Ruth Ann (Brumley) Byford-Bates, age 74, a resident of Bertrand, left this earth and went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 24, 1937, at Wyatt, to the late Grover Cleveland Brumley and Della David (Miller) Brumley. She had lived in Mississippi County her entire life having lived in Bertrand for a number of years. She was a member of the Chapel by the Lake church...
Ruby Mocabee (08/13/12)
SULLIVAN -- Ruby P. Holden Mocabee, 82, died Aug. 8, 2012. She was born on Feb. 20, 1930, in Lilbourn, the daughter of the late Alva and Ruth Cleveland Holden. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, John Holden, Alvi Holden and Paul Holden, two sisters, Winona Fetters and Marie Little, and a granddaughter, Shannon Mocabee...
Hank Cook (08/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Henry L. "Hank" Cook, 83, died Aug. 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Gregory Brashears (08/13/12)
CHARLESTON -- Gregory Lee Brashears, 55, died Aug. 9, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 15, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Jackie Lee and Peggy Jean Grubbs Brashears, he was self-employed as a custodian in Charleston. He is survived by: two brothers, Michael Bruce Brashears Sr. ...
Clifford Gregory (08/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Clifford Gregory, 84, died Aug. 9, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 12, 1928, in Olney, Ill., to the late Theodore and Nettie Albin Gregory, he was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. During World War II and the Korean War, he served in the Occupational Forces of the U.S. Army. He worked as an agent for REA Express and later Turner Dairy before retiring...
Ruby Mocabee (08/12/12)
SULLIVAN -- Ruby P. Holden Mocabee, 82, died Aug. 8, 2012. She was born on Feb. 20, 1930, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Alva and Ruth Cleveland Holden. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, John Holden, Alvi Holden and Paul Holden, two sisters, Winona Fetters and Marie Little, and a granddaughter, Shannon Mocabee...
Ruth Bates (08/12/12)
BERTRAND -- Ruth Ann Brumley Bates, 74, died Aug. 10, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Toni Fritz (08/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Toni P. Fritz, 63, died Aug. 7, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 25, 1949, in Woodbury, Ky., daughter of the late Paul and Hazel Kincade Smith, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a self-employed hairdresser at Shear Perfection in Sikeston...
Viola Farmer (08/10/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Retha "Viola" Farmer, 102, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare in Portageville. Born May 14, 1910, in Muse, Okla., daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Young Reid, she was a Member of the First Church of God. On Nov. 2, 1928, in East St. Louis, Ill., she married Leo Farmer, who preceded her in death in 1975...
Billy Freeman (08/10/12)
BELL CITY -- Billy Estle Freeman, 77, died Aug. 9, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 26, 1935, at Dover, Ark., to the late Charlie and Zeola Curtis Freeman, he worked as a mechanic at Sikeston Motor Company for 17 years. He later worked at BellMO Seed in Bell City...
Mary Baugher (08/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Vinson Baugher, 88, died at 1:20 a.m. Aug. 8, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 5, 1923, in Sikeston, to the late John Thaddus and Mary Alla Campbell Vinson, she was a lifelong resident of Sikeston where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Ruby Mocabee (08/10/12)
SULLIVAN -- Ruby P. Holden Mocabee, died Aug. 8, 2012. Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston with the Rev. Randy Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Clifford Gregory (08/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Clifford Gregory, 84, died Aug. 9, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Greg Brashears (08/10/12)
CHARLESTON -- Greg Brashears, 55, died Aug. 9, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Mary Collard (08/09/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Jean Collard, 75, died Aug. 7, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Nov. 22, 1936, in McNairy County, Tenn., to the late Edyth Gream Moffitt, she was a member of Boekerton Baptist Church. On Jan. 17, 1970, in Portageville, she married Jess Collard, who preceded her in death...
Michael Roberts (08/09/12)
HAYWARD -- Michael "Red" Roberts, 56, died Aug. 7, 2012, at his home. Born July 3, 1956, in Peoria, Ill., to Patsy Nowell Roberts of Portageville and the late Hallie T. Roberts, he had worked for the SEMO Tank and Baker Implement Co. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one son, Michael Roberts of San Francisco; four brothers, Larry Roberts of Buena Vista, Texas, Gary Roberts and Daniel Roberts of Portageville and Jeffrey Roberts of Newbern, Tenn.; and three sisters, Sandy Schrage of League City, Texas, Kandice Canoy of Kennett and Janice Walters of Portageville.. ...
Charlene Burns (08/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Charlene Burns, 65, who died on Aug. 7, 2012, will be: B.J. Burns, Tony Burns, Steve Turner, Randy Burns, Gary Keeton and Jackie Bradley. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel...
Mary Baugher (08/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Baugher, 88, died Aug. 8, 2012, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Viola Farmer (08/09/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Retha "Viola" Farmer, 102, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare in Portageville. Born May 14, 1910, in Muse, Okla., daughter of the late Lucinda Young Reid and Mack Reid, she was a Member of the First Church of God. On Nov. 2, 1928, in East St. Louis, Ill., she married Leo Farmer, who preceded her in death in 1975...
Toni Fritz (08/08/12)
SIKESTON --- Toni Fritz, 63, died Aug. 7, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Mike Roberts (08/08/12)
HAYWARD - Mike Roberts, 56, died Aug. 7, 2012, at his home in Hayward. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Rosemary Quatmann (08/08/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at the St. Francis Xavier Church for Rosemary Blanton Barr Quatmann, 92, who died on Aug. 4, 2012, were her grandsons: Bruce McEvoy, Randolph McEvoy, Richard Barkauskas, Christopher Barkauskas, Nick Barr, Ian Barr, Cullen Barr and Mike Sullivan Jr...
Earl Morrison (08/08/12)
CORINTH, Miss. -- Earl E. Morrison, 65, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Aug. 5, 2012, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven. Born June 16, 1947, in Dyess, Ark., son of the late Marie Walley Morrison, he was a manager in food service and a U.S. Navy veteran...
James McCormick (08/08/12)
SIKESTON -- James E. McCormick, 63, died Aug. 3, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1949, in Salcedo, to the late Abraham Lincoln and Geneva Louella McCormick Burgess Sr., he was a self-employed carpenter, and had served in the U.S. Army...
Chris Garner (08/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Chris Austin Garner, 50, died July 11, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 5, 1962, in Sikeston, he had worked as an assistant carpenter and as a cab driver. He is survived by: one daughter, Alyssa Garner of the home; and three sisters, Dee Hairston-Jones and Shelia Wheetley of Claremore, Okla., and Judy Anderson of Whitehouse, Tenn...
Franklin Hickman (08/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Franklin D. Hickman, 57, died at 5:46 p.m. Aug. 3, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 19, 1955, at Philadelphia, Miss., to the late John and Margaret Lewis Hickman, he lived in this area most of his life and had worked in several cotton gins. He is survived by: a special friend, Deborah Phillips of the home; three stepsons and two daughters-in-law, Gary Phillips Jr. ...
Roger Williams (08/08/12)
NEW MADRID -- Roger Williams, 50, died July 27, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 11, 1961, in Clayton, he lived most of his life in care facilities and had been a resident of the Golden Living Center in New Madrid since Nov. 1, 1985...
Charlene Burns (08/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Charlene Burns, 65, died Aug. 7, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 18, 1946, at Sikeston, to the late Hubert F.M. and Virlon Mae Wyatt Cooksey, she was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a housewife and had attended First Baptist Church at Diehlstadt...
Rosemary Quatmann (08/07/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Rosemary Blanton Barr Quatmann, 92, of Cape Girardeau, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at the Chateau Girardeau Retirement Community. She is predeceased by her parents, Harry C. and Maureen Blanton; her sister, Maureen Klein Graham; first husband, Harry K. ...
Viola Farmer (08/07/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Retha "Viola" Farmer, 102, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare in Portageville. Survivors include: one son, Leo "Gene" Farmer of Portageville; one daughter, Leota Faye Mathenia of Pacific; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren...
Almous Kuykendall (08/07/12)
HARRISONVILLE -- Almous Oscar "Al" Kuykendall, 76, died July 31, 2012. Born May 5, 1936, in Biggers, Ark., to the late Harry and Mirtie Kuykendall, he farmed in the Missouri Bootheel until 1970 when he moved to Belton. He worked 23 years at Cotter & Co. in South Kansas City and retired in 1993...
Richard Farquhar (08/07/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Richard Thomas Farquhar, 62, died at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5, 2012, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 8, 1949, in East Prairie, to the late Merrell Renfrew and Lynn Edith Cox Farquhar Parker, he had lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a retired Baptist minister serving most of his ministry at the Freewill Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Martha Robinson (08/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Martha Bell Robinson, 69, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Parma, to the late Earl and Beulah Nesler Sumner. On May 14, 1968, in New Madrid, she married Danny Robinson who survives of the home...
Larry Sprenger (08/07/12)
CHAFFEE -- Larry Gene Sprenger, 68, died Aug. 6, 2012, at his home. Born July 24, 1944, in Dutchtown, to the late Robert and Gladys Lucille Sprenger Lincoln, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a funeral director at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee from 1968 until he retired in 2002. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee and a member, past president, past vice president and 20-year board member of the Horseshoe Bend Fishing Club...
Sindy Cochran (08/07/12)
PUXICO -- Sindy Cochran, 79, died Aug. 6, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1933, in Asherville, to the late Edward Lee and Lucy Florence Julius Metcalf, she had lived most of her life in Puxico where she worked at the Puxico Press as a proofreader and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the VFW Post 7822 Ladies Auxiliary and the Thursday Culture Club...
Aubrey Cox (08/07/12)
OWENSVILLE - Aubrey Dean "Arb" Cox, 76, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla. Born Oct. 4, 1936, in Sikeston, to Alton Greenville and Mary Alice Williams Cox, he retired as a manager with General Motors in the St. Louis area. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War...
Rosemary Quatmann (08/06/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Rosemary Blanton Barr Quatmann, 92, of Cape Girardeau, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at the Chateau Girardeau Retirement Community. She is predeceased by her parents, Harry C. and Maureen Blanton; her sister, Maureen Klein Graham; first husband, Harry K. ...
Viola Farmer (08/06/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Retha "Viola" Farmer, 102, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare in Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Clarence Hilterbrand (08/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Clarence Hilterbrand, 92, died Aug. 4, 2012, at the Missouri State Veterans home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Ellsinore, to the late Thomas Jefferson and Bessie Mae Hayes Hilterbrand, he served in the Third Division of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. After the war, he was employed as an office manager for Scott-New Madrid County Rural Electric Cooperative and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Bryan Viets Jr. (08/06/12)
CHARLESTON -- Bryan Royce Viets Jr., 82, died at 10 a.m. Aug. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 17, 1930, in Barlow, Ky., to the late Bryan Royce and Annie Keller Viets, he lived in Charleston for the past several years moving from East Prairie where he was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a retired riverboat captain for Ingram Barge Line, formerly Medlin Barge Line, and a lifetime member of the Wickliffe Masonic Lodge 625 AF&AM...
Bernice Ashby (08/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Bernice Jacqline "Edna" Ashby, 77, died at 10:10 p.m. Aug. 4, 2012, at NHC Health Care in Kennett. Born July 10, 1935, at East Prairie, to the late Raymond and Edna Siggeres Goines, she had lived in this area most of her life. In June 1976, at Morehouse, she married William E. Ashby who preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 2000...
Donald J. Adams (08/06/12)
RISCO -- Donald James Adams, 75, formerly of Camdenton, died Aug. 4, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 24, 1935, in Lilbourn to the late James and Marie Gremore Adams, he was a retired mechanic and of the Baptist belief. On Jan. 8, 1977, he married Erma Sloan, who preceded him in death on June 11, 2008...
Richard Farquhar (08/06/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Richard Thomas Farquhar, 62, died at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5, 2012, in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Michael Mitchell (08/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Michael Mitchell, 58, who died on July 30, 2012, were: Mike Mitchell, Ryne Mitchell, Mark Kneezle, Mason Kneezle, Billy Johnson and Ray Bell.
Delmer Underwood (08/05/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Delmer R. Underwood, 87, died Aug. 2, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 16, 1925, in Bloomfield, to the late Roy and Josie Quick Underwood, he had lived in Bloomfield all of his life where he was the former mayor. ...
Cecil Higdon (08/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Cecil Edwin Higdon, 84, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 3, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 25, 1927, at Osceola, Ark., to the late Clay and Dell Cooper Higdon, he was a lifelong resident of this area and had attended school in Matthews. He had worked as a painter at General Steel in St. Louis for 32 years and was also a farmer. He was a member of Potter House Ministries in Sikeston...
Gilbert Hammon (08/05/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Sylvester Gilbert Hammon, 56, died Aug. 1, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 21, 1956, in Poplar Bluff, to Nadine Jeffries Hammon who survives of Sikeston and the late C.A. Hammon, he was self-employed in construction, and had served in the National Guard. He attended the Country Church in Sikeston...
Bo Kirby (08/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- John Z. "Bo" Kirby, 76, died at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 3, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 21, 1935, in Tallapoosa, to the late Vester and Mildred Johnson Kirby, he lived most of his life in East Prairie, served in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith...
Pete Britt (08/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Pete Britt, 82, died Aug. 1, 2012, at his home. Born May 12, 1930, in Anniston, to the late Calvin and Mae Moore Britt, he was a member of First United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a self-employed barber in Sikeston and had worked in sales for the Sikeston City Directory for Johnson Publishing...
Calvin McRoy (08/03/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Calvin McRoy, 87, died Aug. 1, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Bloomfield, to the late Harvey Jackson and Martha Jennings McRoy, he lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He attended the General Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany during World War II. He had been a truck driver with Cassens Transport...
Harold Warren (08/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Harold Junior Warren, 77, died July 28, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1934, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Harold and Nadean Woods Warren, he was a self-employed mechanic and had served in the U.S. Military. He was married to Patricia Dozier, who preceded him in death...
Ivena Porter (08/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for graveside services held today at Garden of Memories Cemtery for Ivena Jean Porter, 85, who died on July 30, 2012, were: Michael Porter, Kevin McCord, Keith McCord, Steve McCord, Scott Harper and David Harper. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Pops Hester Sr. (08/02/12)
ESSEX -- Lee Arthur "Pops" Hester Sr., 78, died July 29, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 24, 1933, in Armorel, Ark., to the late Willie B. Hester and Grace Hester Barber, he had lived his entire life in Southeast Missouri, residing in Essex for over 45 years. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and worked for the A.F. Evans family for over 35 years...
Wanda Pearson (08/02/12)
CHARLESTON -- Wanda Mae Gaines Pearson, 81, died Aug. 1, 2012, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1931, at Bernie, to the late William Ezra and Bertha Gladys Douglas Gaines, she had lived in Mississippi County most her life. She was member of the Southside Baptist Church in Charleston...
Eloise Marsh (08/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held Wednesday at First United Methodist Church for Virginia Eloise Marsh, who died on July 22, 2012, were: Chris Curtis, Chris Grojean, Shawn Richards, Jonah Richards, Robbie Marsh and Jake Marsh. Honorary pallbearers were: William Hahs, Homer Trigg, Bill Taylor, Bill Deane, Doug Marsh, Tony Neely, Larry Nickell and Jim Graham...
Pete Britt (08/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Pete Britt, 82, died Aug. 1, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Robert Tilson (08/02/12)
PARMA -- Robert L.C. Tilson, 82, died July 30, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1929, in Earle, Ark., to the late Robert and Eula Butler Tilson Sr., he was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Parma and had been employed as a truck driver with Ohio Pacific Transportation...
Virginia Ellsworth (08/02/12)
O'FALLON -- Violet Virginia Ellsworth, 92, died July 31, 2012, at the Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon. Born May 12, 1920, at Bernie, to the late John O. and Jesse Pearl Watkins Wilson, she was a member of The Pilgrim's Rest Church in Fairdealing. She had worked as a caterer for Serv O Nation in St. Louis and as a cook for Newberry's in Poplar Bluff...
Karyn Placek (08/02/12)
MINER -- Karyn Joyce Placek, 43, died July 31, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 25, 1969, in Sikeston, to the late Jack and Loretta Welch Skelton, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School and Metro Business College. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand...
Maureen Christy (08/01/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Maureen Christy, 88, died July 30, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 7, 1923, in Pasadena, Calif., to the late Edgar and Laura Mary Cooper Williams, she was employed at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for several years and was of the Catholic belief...
Michael Mitchell (08/01/12)
SIKESTON -- Michael Mitchell, 58, died July 30, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 22, 1953, in Rockford, Ill., son of Shelby Dockins Kneezle of Sikeston and the late Kenneth Mitchell, he graduated from Sikeston High School, served in the U.S. Army and was owner-operator of M.D. Mitchell Trucking...
Catherine Turley (08/01/12)
SIKESTON -- Catherine C. Turley, 80, died July 27, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 29, 1932, in Stella, to the late Lee and Pearl Spivey Collier, she served in the U.S. Navy, was a healthcare provider to local families and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Ivena Porter (08/01/12)
SIKESTON - Ivena Jean Porter, 85, of Sikeston, died July 30, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 14, 1926, in Doniphan, to the late Ivan and Vera King Gimlin, she attended Doniphan schools and later moved to Sikeston, where she graduated from Sikeston High School in 1944. She was employed 15 years as a secretary for Waters and Associates in Sikeston...
Mary Thomas (08/01/12)
CHAFFEE -- Mary Catherine Thomas, 88, died July 31, 2012, at the family home in Chaffee. Born Jan. 22, 1924, in Oran, to the late Adam Henry and Bertha Theresa Vogel Kiefer, she was a retired nurse aide at Chaffee General Hospital and a member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Karyn Placek (08/01/12)
SIKESTON - Karyn Placek, 43, died July 31, 2012, at her residence in Miner. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Buddy Vanover (08/01/12)
BERTRAND -- Buddy Lee Vanover, 72, died July 31, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born April 30, 1940, at Sikeston, to the late Lester and Virginia Metcalf Vanover, he was a graduate of Sikeston High School and lived in Bertrand most of his life. He was a salesman for Reelfoot Packing Company and later retired from Town and Country Supermarket after four years as a meat cutter. He had served in the U.S. Army Reserves...
Pauline Uhrhan (08/01/12)
CHAFFEE -- Pauline Catherine Uhrhan, 91, died July 31, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born July 12, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Ambrose and Frances Rose Kirchdoerfer Brucker, she was a shoe cutter at Sports Specialty Shoe Factory in Chaffee. A member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, she was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 3127 of Chaffee, Legion Post 389, Daughters of St. Ambrose and Chaffee R.S.V.P...