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Obituaries from October 2012

Blondie Burton (10/31/12)
NEW MADRID -- Blondie Jean Burton, 58, formerly of Mound Bayou, Miss., died Oct. 26, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Feb. 3, 1954, in Mound Bayou to the late Garrick and Joyce Ross Burton. Survivors include: three sons; Brandon Burton of Marston and Rinell Burton and Deznick Coleman of St. ...
Florence Robinson (10/31/12)
CHARLESTON -- Florence Marie "Wee Wee" Robinson, 70, died Oct. 27, 2012, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born Sept. 25, 1942, in Charleston, daughter of the late David and Lenora Fulks Hemphill, she was a certified nurse's assistant...
John Thurman (10/31/12)
CHARLESTON -- John Henry Thurman, 51, died Oct. 30, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 6, 1961, at Sikeston, son of the late Elmer William "Mike" and Pauline Christina Hart Thurman, he had lived in Charleston his entire life and had worked as a carpenter. He had served in the Missouri National Guard, was a former member of the V.F.W. and was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church...
Cathryn Adams (10/31/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Cathryn Webb Clack Adams, 92, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at her home in Jefferson City. Born on Oct. 1, 1920, in Cairo, Ill., the second child of the late Elsie Webb and Ernest Clack, she was raised in Jackson and Cape Girardeau and graduated from Cape Girardeau County Central High School and Southeast Missouri State College with a bachelor's degree in business and history. ...
Wanda Nolen (10/31/12)
JACKSON -- Wanda Nolen, 81, formerly of Anniston, died at 9:45 p.m. Oct. 29, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 12, 1931, in Crosno, to the late Elmer Hugh and Eula Irene Pruitt Byrd, she lived most of her life in Anniston where she owned and operated the Nolen General Store and was a postal clerk in the Anniston Post Office. She was a member of the Anniston Baptist Church...
Gwendolyn Thomas-Scott (10/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Gwendolyn Thomas-Scott, 37, died Oct. 25, 2012, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 1, 1975, in Charleston, daughter of the late Clarence and Queen Ester Epps Thomas, she was employed by Bertrand Nursing Home and attended Life Church in Sikeston...
Larry Rogers (10/31/12)
WYATT -- Larry Wayne Rogers, 61, died Oct. 26, 2012, at his home near Wyatt. Born Nov. 28, 1950, in Tiptonville, Tenn., to the late Willie Walter and Maggie Bell Quillin Rogers, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and had worked for Bill Feezor Farms...
Lillian Bankhead (10/31/12)
CHARLESTON -- Lillian Ann Bankhead, 77, died at 3:27 p.m. Oct. 25, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1934, in Birds Point, to Roberta Branch Sloan of Charleston and the late Zingo "Buck" Sloan Jr., she worked as a caseworker for the Head Start program during the early 1960s. ...
Elizabeth Nolen (10/30/12)
JACKSON -- Elizabeth E. Nolen, 81, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 9:45 p.m. Oct. 29, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Donald Underwood Sr. (10/30/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Donald F. Underwood Sr, 74, died Oct. 28, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1938, in Cushion Lake, to the late Ansel and Elsie Smith Underwood, he was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville where he formerly served as a trustee and on the building committee. He was a very prominent farmer in Southeast Missouri and served on the St. Francis Levee Board for several years...
Anita Morrison (10/30/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Anita Marie Morrison, 53, died Oct. 28, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 20, 1959, in St. Louis, to Joyce Martin of Sikeston and the late Howard Morrison, she was a member of First General Baptist Church in Morehouse and had worked at Walmart in Pocahontas, Ark...
Rocky Miller (10/30/12)
BERTRAND -- Rocky M. Miller, 52, died Oct. 25, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 9, 1960, in Wyatt, son of Paul Miller of Bertrand and the late Nellie Thurman Miller, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life and had worked at Raben Tire Co. in Sikeston...
Lois Nance (10/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Lois Lenell Nance, 91, died Oct. 27, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Born Dec. 2, 1920, in Hattiesville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Austin G. and Willie Lee Stell Johnson. On Oct. 14, 1946, in New Madrid, she married James Dossy Nance, who preceded her in death in 1984...
Larry Rogers (10/30/12)
WYATT -- Larry Wayne Rogers, 61, died Oct. 26, 2012, at his home near Wyatt. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Rocky Miller (10/29/12)
BERTRAND -- Rocky M. Miller, 52, died Oct. 25, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 9, 1960, in Wyatt, son of Paul Miller of Bertrand and the late Nellie Thurman Miller, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life and had worked at Raben Tire Co. in Sikeston...
Anita Van Brook (10/29/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Anita Marie Van Brook, 53, died Oct. 28, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jane Mann (10/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Melba Jane Cottingham Mann, 90, who died on Oct. 22, 2012, were: Sam Thomas, David Mann, Chris Mann, L. Brian Mann, Cliff Hathaway and Reade Fergeson. Ponder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
Jude Pease (10/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Julian "Jude" Everett Pease, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Born Jan. 25, 1942, in Maynard, Ark., he was the son of the late Murray and Mildred Moody Pease, he had served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962. He had worked as an over-the-road truck driver and at Santie Oil before retiring...
Delbert Ikerman (10/26/12)
BENTON -- John "Delbert" Ikerman, 75, died Oct. 24, 2012, at his home. Born June 16, 1937, in Delta, son of the late Virgil and Edna Hodge Ikerman, he was a truck driver for Spalding Trucking Co. in Benton and was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Ella Tipler (10/26/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ella L. Tipler, 76, died Oct. 22, 2012, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1936, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Gene and Katherine Mann Tipler. She is survived by: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robbie and Norma Tipler and Alvin Tipler of East Prairie; three daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie and Anthony Bogan and Callie and Wendell Cooper of Charleston and Sadie and LeRoy Morrell of Marion, Ind.; two brothers, Odell Bright of Philadelphia and Tommy Lee Tipler of Ullin, Ill.; two sisters, Maple Treadwell of Marion and Marlene Jackson of Little Rock, Ark.; and 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.. ...
Mary Rooker (10/26/12)
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Mary Elizabeth Rooker passed away Oct. 19, 2012, in Long Beach. Mary Beth, a 27-year-old student at the local university, studying geology on her way to a career as a science teacher, touched many lives and enlightened us all with her sweet and caring nature. She will be missed most by the ones she helped and loved...
Rickey Cobb (10/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Rickey Dewayne Cobb, 56, formerly of Delta, died Oct. 22, 2012, in Sikeston. Born July 12, 1956, in Gideon, to the late Walter B. and Susan Mae Head Oakes, he was adopted by the late Della Cobb and raised by Della and Audy Page. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Advance Eagles Club Aerie of Advance and Sikeston Eagles Club Aerie 4206. He was retired owner-operator of Delta Lube and Tire in Delta...
Billy Lewis (10/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Jean Lewis, 86, died Oct. 24, 2012, at his home. Born April 16, 1926, in Sikeston, to the late Ivie and Myrtle Allard Lewis, he had been employed as a farmer and also worked for Brown Shoe Company, Lamp Factory, Pyramid Roofing, Gulf Oil Corporation and retired from Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Jude Pease (10/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Julian "Jude" Pease, 70, died Oct. 25, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Chad Bles will officiate. Burial with full military rites will follow at 1 p.m. in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Rickey Cobb (10/24/12)
SIKESTON - Rickey Dewayne Cobb, 56, formerly of Delta, died Oct. 22, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Tyrone Morgan (10/24/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Tyrone Morgan, 41, died Oct. 21, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements, which are incomplete, are under the direction of Driver Funeral Service in Sikeston.
Chloe Clark (10/24/12)
ANNISTON - Chloe F. Clark, infant daughter of Annabell Dee Achter and Thomas Wayne Clark of Anniston, died at 10: 20 a.m. Oct. 22, 2012. She was born Oct. 14, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center Besides her parents, she is survived by: her paternal grandparents, Tammi and Mike Woods of Anniston and P.J. ...
Ella Tipler (10/24/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ella L. Tipler, 76, died Oct 22, 2012, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Center. Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Howard Little (10/24/12)
HILLSBORO - Howard Eugene Little, 53 years and 18 days, formerly of East Prairie, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at his residence in Hillsboro. Born Oct. 4, 1959, in East Prairie to Leo Lester and Doris Ann Scott Little of East Prairie, Howard lived in the Hillsboro area over 20 years. He graduated from South County Tech in St. Louis and was a cabinetmaker until his disability a few years ago caused his retirement...
Donald Jones (10/24/12)
BENTON -- Donald Ray Jones, 64, died Oct. 22, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1948, in East Prairie, to Elbert "Preacher" and Lois Pinnion Jones, he was a maintenance supervisor at the Scott County Courthouse and a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Mike Erwin (10/24/12)
STRAYHORN, Miss. -- Michael Keith Ewrin, 60, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 22, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto in Southaven. He was a member of the Faith Chapel Holiness Church in Senatobia. Survivors include: three daughters and a son-in-law, Kathy and Bobby Bly, Vanessa Erwin and Kari "Nikki" Thomas of Strayhorn; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael Scott and Regina Erwin of Strayhorn; two sisters, Sandy Farmer of Bertrand, Mo., and Debbie Franks of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two brothers, Randy Eskew and Tommy Taylor of Sikeston; and 13 grandchildren.. ...
Loretta Steward (10/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Loretta Steward, 70, died Oct. 20, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 15, 1942, in Malden, to the late Everrie and Georgia Mae Steward, she was a member of Greer's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston where she served on the Usher Board. She was employed at Tetra Pak Incorporated in Sikeston for 27 years until her retirement in 2004...
Brenda Carter (10/24/12)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Brenda J. Yarber Carter, 57, died Oct. 17, 2012, at Saint Francis Park Hospital in Memphis. Born Aug. 24, 1955, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Robert and Arebelle Yarber, she was a 1974 graduate of Sikeston High School and had been employed as a certified nurse's aide and was a licensed welder. She was a member of the Green Memorial COGIC in Sikeston and later joined The Hope of Glory COGIC in Memphis...
Jettie Haynes (10/24/12)
CHARLESTON -- Jettie Mae Haynes, 69, died Oct. 17, 2012, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born March 13, 1943 in Charleston to the late Robert and Susie Mae Bayley Haynes, she attended Lincoln High School in Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Jane Mann (10/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Melba Jane Cottingham Mann, 90, died Oct. 22, 2012, at Bertrand Nursing Facility in Bertrand. Born March 10, 1922, in Henderson, Ky., daughter of the late Amon M. and Frankie Corbin (Overfield) Cottingham, she was a member of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella...
Leroy Reed (10/24/12)
CHARLESTON -- The Rev. Leroy Reed, 67, died Oct. 18, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 4, 1945, in Earle, Ark., to the late Major and Minnie McDonald Reed, he was the former pastor of Bell Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Ullin, Ill., and one of the founders of the gospel group, "The Wings of Heavens," which was founded in 1988. He was also a member of the Sons of Daniel in Portageville for a number of years...
Dennis Whitlow (10/23/12)
CHAFFEE - Dennis R. Whitlow, 63, died Oct. 21, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 10, 1949, in Fairfield, Ill., to the late LeRoy and Mary Johnson Whitlow, he served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Chaffee American Legion Post 389 and Country CBers. He was a retired painter for Lloyd Slinkard Painting Company in Cape Girardeau...
Anna Simmons (10/23/12)
PARMA - Anna Simmons, 71, died Oct. 19, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 28, 1941, in Midco, daughter of the late Melbourn and Opal Maxine Aubuchon Boyer, she was raised in Southeast Missouri and had lived in Arnold and St. Louis before moving back to Parma 13 years ago where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Benny Brock (10/23/12)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Benny Brock, 67, formerly of Marston, Mo., died Oct. 20, 2012, at his home in Dyersburg. Born Aug. 5, 1945, in Lendy, Mo., to the late James L. and Helen Copeland Brock, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a retired power plant consultant for Associated Electric Co...
Donald Jones (10/23/12)
BENTON -- Donald Ray Jones, 64, died Oct. 22, 2012, at his home in Benton. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Benton is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Curtis Greenlee (10/23/12)
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Curtis Hilton Greenlee, 78, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 28, 2012, in Chestertown. The son of the late Carl May Greenlee, he retired from Hospital Construction Industries of St. Louis and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War...
Jane Mann (10/23/12)
SIKESTON -- Melba J. "Jane" Mann, 90, died Oct. 22, 2012, at Bertrand Retirement Home. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m., with rosary prayers at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Church...
Chloe F. Clark (10/23/12)
ANNISTON -- Chloe F. Clark, infant daughter of Annabell Achter and Thomas Clark of Anniston, died Oct. 22, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Howard Little (10/23/12)
HILLSBORO -- Howard Eugene Little, 53, formerly of East Prairie, died Oct. 22, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Jim Thomas (10/22/12)
JACKSON -- James "Jim" Thomas, 67, died Oct. 18, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 22, 1944, in Chaffee, to the late Earl James and Mary Catherine Kiefer Thomas, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in the Vietnam War. He retired as a mechanic from Procter and Gamble in Cape Girardeau, was a lifetime member of Cape Girardeau V.F.W. Post 3838 and Cape Girardeau Elks Lodge 639 and of the Catholic belief...
George Barbre (10/22/12)
DONIPHAN -- George William Barbre, 86, died Oct. 11, 2012, at the Westwood Hills Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Poplar Bluff. Born May 24, 1926, in Laforge, he was the son of the late Fred and Goldie Summer Barbre. When he was 17, he enlisted in the U.S. ...
Robert Schlitt (10/22/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Robert Schlitt, 85, of Poplar Bluff, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at home. Robert was born June 28, 1927, in Oran. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and retired from the Social Security Administration as assistant manager after 34 years. ...
Audie Maze (10/21/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Audie F. Maze, 82, died Oct. 18, 2012, at Dexter. Born June 17, 1930, in Goreville, Ill., to the late Ira Franklin and Hester Ramsey Maze, he had lived in Bloomfield for the last 20 years and attended the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. He worked in construction before retiring and had also served in the U.S. Army...
Mary Lynch (10/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Louise Lynch, 68, died Oct. 19, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 28, 1943, in Iron River, Mich., to the late Lawrence and Anna Lehtenen Bialik, she had lived in Sikeston for a number of years. She graduated from school in Tombstone, Ariz., and had worked with her husband as an over-the-road truck driver until she retired...
Maureen Carman (10/19/12)
CHARLESTON -- Maureen Catherine McCarthy Carman, 70, of Charleston, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Charleston Manor. Born Jan. 6, 1942, in St. Louis, to the late Vincent and Kathryn Bennett McCarthy, she graduated from Ritenour High School in Overland and continued her education at the Barnes Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated in 1962. ...
Jeremy Willcut (10/19/12)
PUXICO -- Jeremy Doyle Willcut, 51, died Oct. 17, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 27, 1960, in Sikeston, son of Francis Montoya Willcut of Arnold and the late Franklin D. Willcut, he lived in Puxico most of his life. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had worked at Southeast Missouri Residential Services in Poplar Bluff and was of the Baptist belief...
Rhonda Lane (10/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Rhonda Lane, 54, died Oct. 16, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 12, 1958, in St. Louis, to Mildred Shockley Lane of Sikeston and the late James Robert Lane, she attended First Baptist Church in Morehouse. She had worked for McDonalds and also cleaned houses...
Janice Tanner (10/18/12)
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Janice G. Tanner, 79, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died on July 28, 2012. She was surrounded by family at her time of death. She was born on Aug. 28, 1932, to James Tyler and Lula Mae (Norman) Gregg. She was married to Ned W. Tanner Sr. on Feb. 3, 1952, in Belleville, Ill. He preceded her in death on May 1, 2009, in Houston, Texas...
Ervin Brokaw (10/18/12)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Ervin Everett Brokaw 93, died Oct. 13, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 17, 1918, in Harrisburg, to the late Everett and Lilli Black Brokaw, he was the longtime owner/operator of Lazy Lee Resort in Table Rock Lake, Mo., and worked for Archer Daniels Midland. He attended Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II...
Maureen Carman (10/18/12)
CHARLESTON -- Maureen Catherine McCarthy Carman,70, died Oct. 17, 2012, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Buddy McClaine (10/18/12)
BENTON -- Buddy McClaine, 73, died Oct. 16, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 4, 1938, in Clarksville, Ark., son of the late Garland and Ola Voss McClaine, he had been a marshal for the towns of Oran and Vanduser and served on the Oran School Board. He had worked on the dock at Bunny Bread, farmed for a number of years for Lois Newman, worked as a bus driver and had owned a restaurant and doughnut shop in Arkansas before retiring...
Charles Reed (10/18/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Charles Edward Reed, 59, died Oct. 13, 2012, at his home. Born June 19, 1953, on Portageville, to the late Arthur and Odell Hamilton Reed Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been a deputy with the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department...
Betty Hill (10/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Betty Jane Sides Hill, 79, died Oct. 17, 2012, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 22, 1933, at Blytheville, Ark., to the late Bob and Lillie Lovelace Sides, she had lived in Sikeston most of her life. On July 28, 1951, she married Paul Edward Hill who preceded her in death in March 1997...
Isiah Walton (10/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Isiah Walton, 94, died Oct. 8, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born June 8, 1918, in Helena, Ark., to the late Ezekiel and Betress Walton, he spent most of his life in Catron. On Jan. 10, 1961, he married Maggie Gurley...
W.C. Eckles (10/17/12)
MEMPHIS, TENN. -- W.C. "Dub" Eckles, 55, died Oct. 15, 2012. Born Nov. 8, 1957, in Dundee, Miss., to Murlean Gladney Eckles of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Henry Eckles Sr., he was a 1975 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from Rust College in Holly Spring, Miss., in 1979, he returned to Sikeston and became a physical education teacher with the Sikeston Public Schools. ...
Buddy McClain (10/17/12)
SIKESTON - Buddy McClain, 73, died Oct, 16, 2012, at Southeast Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Buddy McClain (10/17/12)
SIKESTON - Buddy McClain, 73, died Oct, 16, 2012, at Southeast Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Howard Stevens (10/17/12)
ORAN -- Howard L. Stevens, 77, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. He was born July 27, 1935, in Scopus, to the late George Pinkney and Hester Zeda Welch Stevens. On March 2, 1957, he married Yvonne M. Cook, and she preceded him in death on May 27, 2009...
Rhonda Lane (10/17/12)
SIKESTON - Rhonda Lane, 54, died Oct, 16, 2012, at St Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Nicholas Chisholm (10/17/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Nicholas Ivy Chisholm, newborn son of Kelsey Nicole Hodge and Patrick Ryan Chisholm, died Oct. 13, 2012. In addition to his parents, survivors include: paternal grandmother, Dianna Chisholm of Cairo, Ill.; paternal great-grandparents, Martha Morris of Cairo and Margaret Chisholm of Patrick, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Kirk Hodge and Tina Hodge of Sikeston; maternal great-grandparents, Burl Hodge of East Prairie, Diane Haney of Sikeston, Judy and Bill Stokes of Sikeston, and Ray McIntrye of the state of Arkansas; and great-great-grandmother, Wanda Salyer of Sikeston.. ...
Shaun Newsom (10/17/12)
KILLEEN, Texas -- LaTerrance DaShaun "Shaun" Newsom, 24, died Oct. 11, 2012 in Killeen. Born Dec. 23, 1987 in Sikeston, Mo., to Chris Collins of Sikeston and Terrlyn Newsom of Killeen, he was a 2006 graduate of New Madrid County High School. He was of the Baptist faith and a United States Army veteran...
Willie Ross Jr. (10/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Willie Ross Jr., 63, died Oct. 11, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1949, in New Madrid, to Hattie Grant of Sikeston and the late Willie Ross Sr., he attended school in New Madrid and was later employed as a custodian with National Steel Co. in East St. Louis, Ill. He later moved to Sikeston where he was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church and attended Keidra's Adult Daycare Center...
Stella Steger (10/17/12)
CHAFFEE -- Stella Irene Steger, 79, died Oct. 15, 2012 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 10, 1932, in Commerce, to the late Ira Andrew and Edna Louise Saddler Sadler, she was a member of the Chaffee Country CBer's, Chaffee American Legion Auxiliary Post 389 and Chaffee V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 3127...
Peggy Joslyn (10/17/12)
CHARLESTON - Margaret "Peggy" Bernice Gallup Joslyn, 98, died July 3, 2010, at her residence in Charleston. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday at the United Methodist Church in Charleston, with the pastor, Rev. Dan Faust, officiating...
Leonard Murski (10/17/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Leonard Joseph Murski, 82, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at The Lutheran Home. He was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Brenham, Texas, to the late William Peter and Stella Kopycinski Murski. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant after serving more than 20 years from 1948 to 1969. ...
Betty Bledsoe (10/16/12)
COVINGTON, Tenn. -- Betty Harkness Bledsoe, 80, died Oct. 14, 2012, at the Covington Care Center. Born May 22, 1932, in Henning, to the late Bryan and Allie Mae Pittman Roy, she moved from Tennessee to Dexter, Mo., in 1972 and back to Tennessee in 2004. She was a member of the Poe Baptist Church...
Elizabeth Rose (10/16/12)
DEXTER -- Elizabeth W. Rose, 96, died Oct. 14, 2012, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter. Born April 8, 1916, in Dudley, daughter of the late William Nash and Nora Jennings Nash, she was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter and employed by Stovall's Department Store...
Tyler Lake (10/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at First Assembly of God Church for Tyler Joseph Lake, 1-day-old infant son of Brian and Kathy Lake, who died on Oct. 10, 2012, were: Robert Templeton and Jim Calvin. Honorary pallbearers were: Davis Wilcox, Matt Matthews, Charles Stokes, Steve Leible and Rick Green...
Leonard Murski (10/16/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Leonard Joseph Murski, 82, died Oct. 14, 2012, at The Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Tyler Lake (10/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at First Assembly of God Church for Tyler Joseph Lake, 1-day-old infant son of Brian and Kathy Lake, who died on Oct. 10, 2012, were: Robert Templeton and Jim Calvin. Honorary pallbearers were: Davis Wilcox, Matt Matthews, Charles Stokes, Steve Leible and Rick Green...
Charles Williams Sr. (10/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charles E. Williams Sr., 75, who died on Oct. 8, 2012, were: Robert Carter, Nathan Patrick, Rocky Williams Jr., Richard Cross, Billy Mace and David Williams.
Tyler Lake (10/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Tyler Joseph Lake, 1-day-old infant son of Brian David and Esther Kathryn "Kathy" Hinton Lake, was called back to Heaven at 10:18 p.m. Oct. 10, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: one brother, Kendall Hinton of the home; one sister, Autumn Lake of Little Rock, Ark.; his maternal grandfather, Bob Hinton of the home; maternal grandmother, Cindy Dyson of Morehouse; and paternal grandmother, Debbie Fike of Little Rock...
Shawn Smith (10/14/12)
DEXTER -- Shawn Byron Smith, 37, died Sept. 6, 2012, in Dexter. Born May 29, 1975, in Dexter, to Daniel A. Smith of Bloomfield and the late Karen Ruth Gillett Smith, he was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter. He was employed as a mechanic for Hollister Lube and Oil in Hollister...
Doris Riley (10/12/12)
BLODGETT -- Doris Riley, 75, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 10, 1937, in Portageville, to the late John E. and Ethel Beaird Long, she was a member of Blodgett Baptist Church. She had worked as a seamstress for the Accent Shop for 15 years and then as a hostess and cashier at Lambert's Cafe for 16 years before retiring...
Mary Lollar (10/12/12)
ROGERS, Ark. -- Mary Kathleen Lollar, 76, died Oct. 10, 2012, in Rogers. Kathleen is survived by daughters, Lisa Hamric and husband Steve of Rogers and Melinda Gagon and husband Russ of Burnet, Texas; two grandchildren, Dane and wife Farrah Schielke and Dustan Schielke; and two great-grandchildren, Ainsle and Bryer Schielke. Kathleen is also survived by one sister, Martha Wilton; and the father of her children, Bill Lollar of Sherwood...
Vernon Hanselman Jr. (10/12/12)
ORAN -- Vernon Joseph Hanselman Jr., 54, died Oct. 10, 2012, in Morley. Born July 6, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, to Doris Joy Cook Hanselman of Morley and the late Vernon Joseph Hanselman Sr., he was a farmer for Steve Minner. In addition to his mother, survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Ginger Hanselman of Chaffee; two daughters, Wendy Jean Hanselman of Memphis, Tenn., and Brandi Jo Hanselman of Chaffee; one sister, Janet Edmondson of Scott City; and four grandchildren...
Shirley O'Guin (10/12/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Shirley Ann O'Guin, 71, died at 8:50 a.m. Oct. 11, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 24, 1941, in East Prairie, to the late Aaron Davis and Gladys Amelia Atkinson Ashley, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County where she was employed for 25 years as a driver and dispatcher for the Mississippi County Transit in East Prairie and a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
David C. Keenan (10/11/12)
SIKESTON -- David C. Keenan, 87 of Sikeston, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born June 27, 1925, in Robert Lee, Texas, to the late Jesse Walter and Annie Belle Landers Keenan, he graduated from San Angelo, Texas, High School and and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an aviation electronic technician from 1944 until May 1946...
Mildred Carter (10/11/12)
MATTHEWS -- Mildred Irene Carter, 95, died Oct. 7, 2012, at the Close to Home Care Center in Matthews. She was born March 31, 1917, in Clarksville, Ark., to the late Ewell and May Russell Pearson. Survivors include: one son, Ray Carter of St. Louis; one brother, Namon Pearson of Sikeston; two grandsons and their spouses, Brian and Sabrina Carter and Mike and Shannon Carter; and five great-grandchildren...
Dorothy DeField (10/11/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dorothy Lee Bryant DeField, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 11, 1929, at Charleston, to the late Harry Totts and Dorothy Lee Burnett Bryant Sr., she was a lifelong resident of Charleston. ...
Larry Buttry (10/11/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Larry Dale Buttry, 71, died Oct. 9, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born April 7, 1941, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Willie and Bessie Holloway Buttry, he lived in Poplar Bluff and Puxico most of his life and retired from Buttry Construction LLC. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Puxico and the Wappapello Eagles...
Vernon Vanover (10/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Vernon Vanover, 74, who died on Oct. 3, 2012 were: Kevin Jordan, Terry Cooper, Bob Pulliam, Andy Vanover, Eddie Vanover and Kevin Vanover.
Billy Wilkerson (10/11/12)
BERTRAND -- Billy Joe Wilkerson, 76, died Oct. 9, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 18, 1936, at Wyatt, to the late Joseph Aaron "Joe" and Wretha Violet Ervin Wilkerson, he had lived in Bertrand most of his life and owned and operated Wilkerson Trucking for over 45 years. He then owned and operated T and J's Package Store. A former member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Charleston, he was of the General Baptist belief...
Billy Masterson (10/11/12)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - William W. "Billy" Masterson, 51, died Oct. 8, 2012, in Collierville. He was born Oct. 16, 1960, in New Madrid, Mo., to Pearlene Nance Masterson of New Madrid and the late William W. Masterson Jr. He was married to Bobbie Arnett Masterson, who survives of the home...
Elizabeth Henry (10/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Elizabeth Henry, 65, who died Oct. 6, 2012, were: Dewayne Barnett, Chris Newell, B.J. Barnett, Curtis Barnett and Gary Eaton.
Doris Riley (10/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Doris Riley, 75, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Billy Wilkerson (10/10/12)
BERTRAND - Billy Joe Wilkerson, 76, died Oct. 9, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
David Keenan (10/10/12)
SIKESTON -- David C. Keenan, 87, died at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, where services will be at 3 p.m. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements...
Dorothy DeField (10/10/12)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Lee Bryant DeField, 83 died Oct. 10, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
John Marshall (10/10/12)
SIKESTON -- John William Marshall, 88, died Oct. 9, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 2, 1923, in Sikeston, son of the late James A. and Willa Hammon Marshall, he was a gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps First Division during World War II serving from January 1943 to December 1945 in the Pacific Theater with landings in Milne Bay, New Guinea, New Britain, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Okinawa and Ryukyu Island. ...
Elizabeth Kimbrough (10/10/12)
CHARLESTON -- Elizabeth Kimbrough, 105, formerly of Wyatt, died Oct. 7, 2012, at Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing. Born Aug. 12, 1907, in Indianola, Miss., to the late Brent and Ida Brown, she had lived in Missouri since 1923. She was the owner-operator of Foster's Cafe in Wyatt, a foster parent for the state of Missouri for many years, a caregiver for the elderly and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Mound City, Ill...
Tracy Lee (10/10/12)
FENTON - Tracy Renee Parks Lee, 40, of Fenton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. She was born Feb. 22, 1972, in Centreville, Ill., to Shelia (Parks) Pace and the late Walter E. Parks Jr. Tracy lived in Waterloo, Ill., before her family relocated to Long Beach, Miss. ...
Charles Williams Sr. (10/10/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charles Edward Williams Sr., 75, died Oct. 8, 2012, at his residence in East Prairie. Born Feb. 3, 1937, in Sikeston, to the late Alvan Curtis and Annie Pearl Sullivan Williams, he was employed as a cemetery sexton for many years. He was first married to Sally Walden Williams and later to Dorothy Williams, both of whom preceded him in death...
James Wilmurth (10/10/12)
CHARLESTON -- James Ellis Wilmurth, 50, formerly of East Prairie, died Oct. 8, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1962, at St. George, Bermuda, to the late Billy Woodrow and Alberta Novola "Bert" Bowen Wilmurth, he was a 1980 graduate of East Prairie High School and had been employed as a commercial truck driver. A U.S. Navy veteran, he attended the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Brenda Hatchett (10/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Blackmon Hatchett, 51, died Oct. 8, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 21, 1961, in Hayti, daughter of the late John D. and Dorotha Mae Selma Blackmon, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a former employee of Thorngate Limited in Cape Girardeau until it closed and was currently employed by Pyramid In-Home Health Care in Sikeston. She was a 1979 graduate of Scott Central High School...
Betty Britt (10/09/12)
MARSTON -- Betty Ferguson Britt, 61, died Oct. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1950, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Lucille Martin Ferguson of Marston and the late James W. Ferguson, she retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 24 years and was a member of the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church...
Dolly Beavers (10/09/12)
LILBOURN -- Dolly E. Beavers, 88, died Oct. 7, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 14, 1924, in Stamford, Ark., daughter of the late John O. and Hannah Dean Becknell, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Lilbourn. She was also a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary 7183 in Lilbourn, past president of Lilbourn CIC Club, past matron of Lilbourn Chapter 486 Order of the Easter Star that consolidated with New Madrid Chapter 293 O.E.S. ...
Michael Spencer (10/09/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Michael Wayne Spencer, 41, died Oct. 6, 2012, in Pemiscot County. Born Dec. 20, 1970, at Hayti, to Larry Spencer of Hayward and Susan Estes Spencer of Portageville, he was a 1989 graduate of Kennett High School and employed with Spencer Farms...
John Marshall (10/09/12)
SIKESTON - John Marshall, 88, died Oct. 9, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Elizabeth Henry (10/09/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Elizabeth Ann Henry, 65, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 6, 2012, at Saint Louis University Hospital. Born June 25, 1947, in Sikeston, to Violet Hanshew Barnett and the late Curtis Dean Barnett, she was a family nurse practitioner for many years and a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston...
Ray Walker (10/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Ray E. Walker, 79, died Oct. 5, 2012, at his home. Born March 20, 1933, in Newark, Ark., son of the late William and Blanche Lovejoy Walker, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War, and a member of the Sikeston Elks Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114. He was a truck driver for Potlatch before retiring...
James Hamilton (10/09/12)
LILBOURN -- James Edward Hamilton, 87, died Oct. 7, 2012, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born May 15, 1925, in Pontotoc, Miss., he was the son of the late Luther and Dessie Robbins Hamilton. On March 5, 1960, he married Carol Ervin, who survives of the home...
Stephen Cunningham (10/09/12)
ALBA, Texas -- Stephen Harrell Cunningham, 68, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Oct. 1, 2012, at his home in Alba. A memorial service will be held Oct. 13 in Plano and on Nov. 3 at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Dana Carter (10/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Dana Lynn Henry Carter, 47, formerly of East Prairie, died at 9:05 a.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 30, 1965, in Sikeston, to Curtis Raymond and Sandra Mae Ingram Henry of Sikeston, she lived most of her life in East Prairie before moving to Sikeston. She was of the Baptist belief...
Pierce Burton Jr. (10/09/12)
CRANE -- Pierce Burton Jr., 85, died Oct. 6, 2012, at the Ozark Mountain Healthcare Facility in Crane. Born May 31, 1927, in Knoxville, Ark., to the late Pierce and Murl Margaret Carter Burton Sr., he lived most of his life in Southeast Missouri before moving to Crane several years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Pentecostal belief...
James Wilmurth (10/09/12)
CHARLESTON -- James Ellis Wilmurth, 50, formerly of East Prairie, died Oct. 8, 2012, at his home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Charles Williams Sr. (10/09/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Charles Williams Sr., 75, died Oct. 8, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Tracy Lee (10/09/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Tracy Lee, 40, died Oct. 6, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ray Walker (10/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Ray E. Walker, age 79, died Oct. 5, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Johnie Sliger, pastor of Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church, will officiate...
Jerry Tankersley (10/07/12)
WAPPAPELLO -- Jerry Dee Tankersley, 73, died Oct. 5, 2012, at Puxico Nursing and Rehab. Born Dec. 2, 1938, in Medford, Ore., to the late L.E. and Charity Schreiner Tankersley, he was a member of the Lake Wappapello United Methodist Church. He worked as a quality control engineer for nuclear construction projects and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Wappapello Lions Club and a charter member of the Elks Tri Cities Lodge No. 2755 in Richland, Wash...
David Dial (10/07/12)
DEXTER -- David Bruce Dial, 59, formerly of Granite City, Ill., died Oct. 4, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 18, 1953, in Stoddard County, to Anna Ruth Scroggins Dial of Dexter and the late John D. Dial, he had moved from Granite City to Dexter three years ago...
Timmy Farmer (10/07/12)
KEWANEE -- Timothy "Timmy" Farmer, 51, died Oct. 2, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 5, 1961, in Lake County, Tenn., he was the son of Bill Farmer of New Madrid and the late Nona Ann Chessor Farmer. Survivors include: three sons and a daughter-in-law, William "Bill" Varnadore and Trish Farmer of Poplar Bluff and Justin Perry Farmer and Timmy Farmer of Lilbourn; two sisters, Millie Stanley and Marty Reno of New Madrid; four grandchildren; and two special friends, Twinkie Farmer and Joanne Farmer...
Betty Britt (10/07/12)
MARSTON -- Betty Ferguson Britt, 61, died Oct. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Becky Glaus (10/05/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Erma Rebecca "Becky" Glaus, 38, died Oct. 4, 2012, at her home in Morehouse. Born Oct. 14, 1973, in Sikeston, daughter of the late P.D. and Glenda Glaus, she was a member of First Assembly of God in Morehouse and worked as a licensed practical nurse...
Vernon Vanover (10/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Vernon Vanover, age 74, died Oct. 3, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau unexpectedly following surgery. Born June 25, 1938, in Sikeston, son of the late R.V. and Trecie Latham Vanover, he was a truck driver for Tucker Truck Lines, Inman Freight Lines and Roadway Truck Lines before retiring. Mr. Vanover's final act was to give the gift of life through organ/tissue donation...
Katherine Spangler (10/05/12)
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. -- Katherine Francis Spangler, 76, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Oct. 2, 2012, at Clarion Community Hospital in Clarion. She was born July 14, 1936, in Chaffee, to the late Walter William and Grace F. Shores Ancell, and was a member of Cape First Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and attended the First Baptist Church of Clarion...
Lonnie McGary (10/05/12)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lonnie McGary 66, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Oct. 1, 2012. Born March 8, 1946, he was a retired truck driver for UPS and an ordained minister. Visitation is scheduled for Friday at the Calvary Memorial Funeral Home, 659 Semms St. in Memphis. Funeral services are scheduled for noon Saturday at the New Salem Baptist Church, Highway 61, in Portageville...
Teresa Sanders (10/04/12)
DEXTER -- Trisha Lynn "Teresa" Sanders, 53, died Oct. 3, 2012, at her home in Dexter. Born June 4, 1959, in Dexter, daughter of Robert "Bob" Black of Scott City and the late Ruth Louise Sprinkle Black, she had lived in Dexter most of her life. She had worked security at Golden Cat near Bloomfield and was of the Baptist belief...
Lloyd Pope (10/04/12)
ESSEX -- Lloyd E. Pope, 87, died Oct. 3, 2012, at his home. Born July 5, 1925, to the late Benjamin Franklin Pope and Lillie Caroline Hale Pope, he was a member of the Olive Branch Church near Essex and was employed by the J.P. Ross Cotton Company in Frisco. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II in the South Pacific on the USS Custer...
Wiley Young Jr. (10/04/12)
NEW MADRID - Wiley Young Jr., 75, died Sept. 29, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born June 26, 1937, in Kewanee to the late Wiley and Coalee Graham Young Sr. He was married to Marie Elizabeth Graham, who preceded him in death...
Teresa Withers (10/04/12)
CHARLESTON -- Teresa Moton Withers, 52, died Sept. 27, 2012, at her home in Charleston. She was born April 21, 1960, in Kennett, to the late Johnny and Bernice Pruitt. She was married to Johnny Withers, who preceded her in death in 2008. Survivors include: three daughters and a son-in-law, Eiesha and Brian Price, Atori Withers and Tashuna Withers of Charleston; three sisters, Belinda, Sylvia and Cynthia; and one granddaughter, Maliah Moton of New Madrid...
Vernon Vanover (10/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Vernon Vanover, 74, died Oct. 3, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Larry McClung (10/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Larry McClung, 63, died Oct, 2, 2012, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 21, 1948 in Parma, son of the late Oliver and Silvian (Morse) McClung, he had worked as a route salesman for Bob Ralph Distributing for over 30 years and was currently working for PTI Transportation. He was a member of the Sikeston Eagles Arie #3314 where he had served as a Trustee for three years...
Michael McDowell (10/04/12)
LILBOURN -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Michael McDowell, 61, who died Sept. 29, 2012, were: Anthony Pearson, Zach Caudle, Billy Miller, Pete Leija, Don Adams, Mark Scudder and Tony Scudder.
Billie Taylor (10/03/12)
LILBOURN -- Pallbearers at funeral services scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Church of God in Lilbourn for Billie Jean Taylor, 82, who died Oct. 1, 2012, will be: Ethan Stevens, Anthony Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Dustin Duenne, Justin Duenne and Logan Farrenburg. Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements...
Dorothy Coots (10/03/12)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Dorothy Dale Coots, 85, who died Sept. 29, 2012, were Mike Conway, Johnathan Maloyed, John Southern, Lester Wright, Lee Austin Bowman and Dwayne Coots. Honorary pallbearer was Clyde Lee Launius...
Anna Brucker (10/03/12)
NEW HAMBURG -- Pallbearers for services scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg for Anna Marie Brucker, 80, who died Oct. 1, 2012, will be: Dustin Deen, Justin Deen, Mark Hitt, Randy Hitt, Tim Myers and Todd Voorhes. Honorary pallbearer will be Steven A. Margrabe...
Velma Duke (10/03/12)
PUXICO -- Velma Virginia Elizabeth Duke, 82, died Oct. 1, 2012, at her son's home in Puxico. Born March 6, 1930, in Farrenburg, to the late Andrew and Hattie Bear Carroll, she had lived in Belleville, Ill., and New Madrid County most of her life and had recently moved from Bloomfield to Puxico. She was a member of the Mormon church...
Dorothy Huls (10/03/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Dorothy M. Huls, 86, died Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 7, 1925, in Marked Tree, Ark., daughter of the late Bert and Nina Glasner Wyrick, she attended high school in Morehouse and worked at Blum's Department Store in Sikeston. She later worked at a factory in St. Louis making ammunition during World War II. A resident of Jefferson City for over 50 years, she was employed in the office at Schulte's IGA for 30 years before retiring in 1987...
Jackie Lasters (10/03/12)
SIKESTON - Jackie Colleen (Brown) Lasters, 81, died Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence in Sikeston. Private arrangements were made by Blanchard Funeral Chapel and no services planned.
Sarah Jackson (10/03/12)
HOMEWOOD, Ill. -- Sarah I. Jackson, 89, died Oct. 2, 2012, in Homewood. Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James L. and Anna Margaret Moser Harmon, she had worked as a bookkeeper before retiring. On Dec. 3, 1948, in Sikeston, she married Harvie S. Jackson, who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2010...
Dewayne Self (10/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Donald Dewayne Self, age 55, died on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at his home in Sikeston. He was born Oct. 25, 1956, in Kennett, to Don and Jerrolyn Pritchett Self. He was a member and deacon of Miner Baptist Church and also coached his sons' baseball teams and taught Sunday School classes for many years. He was an avid golfer and hunter, a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather and friend to many. He was employed by United Parcel Service for 26 years...
LaRue Cunningham (10/02/12)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- LaRue DeField Cunningham, 92, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Sept. 19, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born April 18, 1920, in East Prairie, Mo., to the late Mayme and Clyde DeField, in 1937, she graduated from East Prairie High School in East Prairie and in 1941 graduated from Arkansas State College with a double major in business administration and French...
Jane Ann Bennett (10/02/12)
NEW MADRID -- Jane Ann Bennett, 60, passed away Sept. 28, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Born May 7, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, to Betty Belle Bloomfield Sides of New Madrid and the late Raymond Sides, she was a lifetime member of the Immaculate Conception Church in New Madrid where she had been serving as parish secretary. She was employed with Noranda Aluminum for 29 years until her retirement...
Billy Johnson (10/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Billy Gene Johnson, 85, who died on Sept. 24, 2012, were James Hodges, Andrew Hodges, Adam Hodges, Travis Hogan, Spencer Hogan, Steve Hodges and Mike Hogan. Honorary pallbearers were Patrick Hodges and Peyton Hodges...
Billie Jean Taylor (10/02/12)
LILBOURN -- Billie Jean Taylor, 82, died Oct. 1, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 26, 1930, in Selmer, Tenn., to the late Bill and Eula Francis Arnold Ingle, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Tyronza, Ark., and attended the Church of God in Lilbourn...
Anna Brucker (10/02/12)
NEW HAMBURG -- Anna Marie Brucker, 80, died Oct. 1, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 27, 1931, in Gordonville, to the late Walter J. and Hazel Eakins Hennecke, she worked at Florsheim Shoe Company of Chaffee as a machine operator and for 28 years as a presser at Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. She was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and the St. Ann Sodality...
Michael McDowell (10/02/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for services to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Michael McDowell, 61, who died on Sept. 29, 2012, will be: Pete Leija, Don Adams, Zach Caudel, Billy Miller, Anthony Pearson and Mark Scudder. Honorary pallbearers will be: Tony Scudder, Ben Swallow, Shelby Gordon, Barry McDowell and David McDowell...
Sonny Sanford Jr. (10/02/12)
BENTON -- Rufus Roy "Sonny" Sanford Jr., 77, died Sept. 30, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 15, 1935, in Ancell, son of the late Rufus Roy and Ethel Angelyn Stone Sanford Sr., he was a self-employed carpenter for the past 20 years...
Louis Taylor (10/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Louis F. Taylor, 74, formerly of Bernie, died Sept. 30, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Born Feb. 22, 1938, at Lilbourn, son of the late Charles Colin Taylor and Florence Melissalee Gammons Taylor, he was a welder for Tempo Metal Products in Toluca, Ill., and a former police officer at Lawston, Ill...
Dewayne Self (10/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Donald Dewayne Self, age 55, died at his home in Sikeston on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. He was born Oct. 25, 1956, in Kennett, to Don and Jerrolyn Pritchett Self. He was a member and Deacon of Miner Baptist Church; he was an avid golfer, hunter, a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He was employed by United Parcel Service...
Junior Holman (10/02/12)
MATTHEWS -- Pink "Junior" Holman, 86, died Sept. 30, 2012, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 1, 1926, in Lamar, Ark., to the late Pink William and Clara Alpha Grace Holman, he was a farmer for Calvin Farms, retiring in 1997, and was a member of the Matthews Church of the Nazarene...
Marie Eftink (10/02/12)
ORAN -- Marie J. Eftink, 89, died Sept. 30, 2012, at her home. Born April 18, 1923, in Randles, to the late W.J. and Wilhelmenia Brand Trankler, she was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran and St. Ann Sodality. On Nov. 12, 1940, she married Paul J. Eftink who preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1997...
Jeffrey Chapman (10/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Jeffrey Lee Chapman, 41, died Oct. 1, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 8, 1971, in Sikeston, son of Betty Holt Finley of Sikeston and the late Donnie Chapman, he had worked as a landscaper for Bizzell Lawn Care and Nursery. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one daughter, Brandi Chapman of Sikeston; one stepson, Bryan Todd of Morehouse; one brother, Michael Chapman of Poplar Bluff; and his stepfather, Ronnie Finely of Sikeston...
Michael McDowell (10/01/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Michael McDowell, 61, died Sept. 29, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 14, 1951, in Sikeston, to the late Walter Eugene and Vivian Taylor McDowell, he was a member of Blodgett Baptist Church. He retired as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and was a retired concrete truck driver for Delta Concrete...
Nadine Hollomon (10/01/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Nadine Hollomon, 92, died Sept. 29, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 18, 1920, in Steele, to the late Towney Elmer "T.E." and Mildred Ester Pritchard Dodd, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. On June 20, 1941, in Caruthersville, she married Max Hollomon who preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1998...
Dorothy Coots (10/01/12)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Dale Coots, 85, died Sept. 29, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 9, 1927, in Sikeston, to the late Hugh and Lucille Yates Krone, she was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston. She was married to Kenneth Darrell Coots, who preceded her in death...
J.R. Holman (10/01/12)
MATTHEWS -- Pink "J.R." Holman Jr., 86, died Sept. 30, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Billie Jean Taylor (10/01/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Jean Taylor, 82, died Oct. 1, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Jeffrey Chapman (10/01/12)
SIKESTON -- Jeffrey Lee Chapman, 41, died Oct. 1, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.