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Obituaries from November 2012

Linda Nausley (11/30/12)
BONNE TERRE -- Linda F. Nausley, 70, formerly of East Prairie, died Nov. 20, 2012, in the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington. Born Sept. 26, 1942, in East Prairie, to the late Amos and Nona P. Brown Davenport Sr., she lived most of her life in Bonne Terre where she owned The Pub Bar and Grill...
Lillie Smotherman (11/30/12)
CHARLESTON -- Lillie B. Smotherman, 95, died Nov. 29, 2012, at the Charleston Manor. Born Nov. 13, 1917, at Tiptonville, Tenn., to the late Benjamin and Velma Lou Adams, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she had been employed for a number of years with the Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church...
Terri Hollingshead (11/30/12)
NEW MADRID -- Terri S. Johnson Hollingshead, 28, died Nov. 28, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 13, 1984, in Hayti, to Cheryl Eads Johnson of Hayward and the late Tommy Dale Johnson, she was a graduate of North Pemiscot High School and worked at the Eagles and Tasters in New Madrid...
Lola McCollough (11/30/12)
DEXTER -- Lola Mae McCollough, 81, died Nov. 29, 2012, at Missouri Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 29, 1930, near Bloomfield, to the late Charlie and Emma Osa Weaver Corlew, she had lived in the Essex and Dexter areas all her life and was a member of the Rivers of Life Church near Dexter...
Violetta McKnight (11/30/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for services held today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Violetta Mae McKnight, 77, who died on Nov. 27, 2012 were: Garland Hemphill, Buck Hemphill, Zeke Villar, Jamie Thomas, Thomas Floyd and Bobbie Lutes. Honorary pallbearers were Floyd Adams and Loyd Adams...
Gary Burton (11/30/12)
MARION, Ark. -- Gary Raymond Burton, 64, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Nov. 30, 2012, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Tom Glenn (11/30/12)
CHARLESTON -- Tom Glenn, 77, died Nov. 30, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Dorothy Caskey (11/29/12)
COLUMBIA -- Dorothy Mahan Caskey, 91, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Lenoir Healthcare Center. Born Jan. 8, 1921, to James and Catherine Mahan in McKinney, Texas, she married Wendell H. Caskey March 7, 1944, in Pensacola, Fla. They were married for 65 years before his death in 2009...
Vallie Walls (11/29/12)
BERNIE -- Vallie Walls, 91, died Nov. 27, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 19, 1921, in Malden, to the late Edward and Nettie Mae Riley Walls, he grew up in the Parma area. He moved to Pontiac, Mich., where he lived until 1978 when he moved back to Bernie after retiring from Pontiac Motors where he had worked in maintenance repairing machines. ...
Wanda Martin (11/29/12)
DEXTER -- Wanda Martin, 70, died Nov. 28, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 12, 1942, in Dexter, to the late Arthur and Verna Gibbs Wilson, she was a member of Sadlers Chapel United Methodist Church in Dexter and worked as a beautician, bookkeeper and phlebotomist...
Violetta McKnight (11/29/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Violetta Mae Adams McKnight, age 77, of Morehouse, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at 4:50 p.m. at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Born July 22, 1935, in Whitewater, to the late Walter Adams and Vivian Faulkerson Adams Wimberley, she was a homemaker and member of the First General Baptist Church of Morehouse. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Carl Edward McKnight of the home, whom she married on Oct. 11, 1951...
Randy Coffer (11/29/12)
CHARLESTON -- Randy A. Coffer, 45, died Nov. 22, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Shining Light Baptist Church in Charleston. The Rev Dean Wallace, pastor of Shining Light, will officiate...
Terri Hollingshead (11/29/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Terri Hollingshead, 28, died Nov. 28, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Lillie Smotherman (11/29/12)
CHARLESTON -- Lillie Smotherman, 95, died Nov. 29, 2012, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Peter Myers (11/28/12)
SIKESTON - On Nov. 26, 2012, Peter Caverno Myers Sr., 81, died at his home in Sikeston with his family present. He was born Jan. 4, 1931, in Racine, Wis., to the late Samuel Peter Myers and Margaret Morrill (Caverno) Myers. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather...
Violetta McKnight (11/28/12)
MOREHOUSE - Violetta McKnight, 77, died Nov. 27, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Sherwood Cross Jr. (11/28/12)
CHARLESTON -- Sherwood Cross Jr., 68, died Nov. 22, 2012, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 18, 1944, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Sherwood and Ardell Walker Cross Sr. On Dec. 25, 1977, he married Marzella Mason who survives of the home...
James Hodges (11/28/12)
SIKESTON -- James Curtis Hodges, 88, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 26, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born May 28, 1924, in the Samos community in rural Charleston, to the late Thomas L. and Mona Alba Scoggins Hodges, he graduated in 1942 from the Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill. ...
Carrie Hardin (11/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Carrie L. Hardin, 61, died Nov. 24, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 18, 1951, in Brinkley, Ark., to the late Herman Adell and Josephine Fennell White, she was a graduate of Marion Anderson High School in Brinkley. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Gray Ridge and had been employed as an in-home healthcare provider...
Helen Oliver (11/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Helen Mae Oliver, age 91, of Sikeston, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in St. Louis. Born April 18, 1921, in Sikeston, to the late James and Ida Wallace, Helen raised two wonderfully successful children, Patsy Jean and Emory Caleb. Helen was a dedicated worker and spent 35 years at the International Florsheim Shoe Factory. ...
Rueben Scott (11/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Rueben E. Scott, 67, died Nov. 26, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Born Jan. 8, 1945, in Canalou, he was the son of Alline Hill Scott of Sikeston and the late Edward F. Scott. On Oct. 21, 1987, he married Karen Kay Edwards Wren who survives of the home...
Mickeal Quillman (11/28/12)
SIKESTON - Mickeal L. Quillman Sr., 60, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. He was born March 6, 1952, at Chester, Ill, to Ruby Pearl (Farris) Quillman, who survives of Pinkneyville, Ill., and the late Marion Lavern Quillman. A resident of Sikeston since 1995, "Bro. ...
Janet Stauffer (11/27/12)
WESTWOOD, Mass. -- Janet Stauffer, 61, died Nov. 25, 2012. Born July 13, 1951, in Pawtucket, R.I., to her loving parents Harold and Dorothy Perethian, she spent some of her childhood in Pawtucket before moving to Needham where she attended high school. Upon graduating, she enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she studied English, made wonderful friends, spent a semester in Italy and met her first husband, Larry Bigelow...
Joy Hampton (11/27/12)
DUDLEY -- Joy Marie Riggins Hampton, 72, died Nov. 24, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 10, 1940, in Dudley, to the late Travis "Jack" and Rose Isaac Riggins, she was a homemaker and had worked for Southern Pacific Communications. In 1965, she married Ervin Hampton who preceded her in death on July 1, 1982...
Rueben Scott (11/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Rueben Scott, 67, died Nov. 26, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
James Curtis Hodges (11/27/12)
SIKESTON -- James Curtis Hodges, 88, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 26, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Dwight McQuary (11/27/12)
DEXTER -- Dwight Russell McQuary, 79, died Nov. 20, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 31, 1933, in Dexter, to the late Broyles Sumner and Ada Ray McQuary, he graduated from Dexter High School then joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. ...
Verlin Waggoner (11/27/12)
DEXTER -- Verlin L. Waggoner, 82, died Nov. 23, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 21, 1930, in Pyletown, to the late Benjamin Franklin and Anna May Middleton Waggoner, he had lived in the Dexter area all of his life and had worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the American Legion and the Bridge Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and had been a volunteer with the Dexter Baseball Youth League...
Cessell Jenkins (11/27/12)
JACKSON -- Cessell Mary Jenkins, 91, of Jackson passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of John William and Bertha Mae Clement Miller. She and James Harold Jenkins were married Aug. 13, 1948, in East Prairie. He passed away July 21, 1982...
Mary Ann Laxton (11/27/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Mary Ann Laxton, 66, formerly of Chaffee, died Nov. 25, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 11, 1946, in Allenville to the late Crayton and Ora Chapman Drennan, she was a housekeeper at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau and a member of the Christian Mission Church in Benton...
Lotis Williams (11/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Lotis Williams, 93, died Nov. 23, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 27, 1918, in Leora, she was the daughter of the late Eric O. and Sophia Crawford Kitchen. On Oct. 24, 1936, she married David F. Williams who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, F. Dolores Sisson, a sister, Thelma Brown, a brother, Delmar O. Kitchen, and several other siblings in infancy...
Freddie Hicks (11/27/12)
MORLEY -- Freddie Ralph Hicks, 77, died Nov. 24, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 26, 193,5 in Commerce, to the late Arvel Yewell and Viola Isabelle Webber Hicks, he retired from the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant first class in 1977 after 20 years of service...
Maribeth Whitaker (11/27/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Surrounded by her loved ones, Maribeth closed her eyes on earth and opened them in heaven at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Born May 2, 1957, to Jack Achter, who survives, and the late Patsy Grogan, Maribeth married her soul mate, Clay, on March 22, 1980. After 32 years of marriage, they still enjoyed spending evenings on their porch swing. It could be said that laughter was truly the language they shared...
Peter Myers (11/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Peter C. Myers, 81, died Nov. 26, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Leon DuMay (11/26/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Leon Joseph "Bud" DuMay, 87, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the home of his son, surrounded by his loving family in St. Peters. He was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Chaffee, to Leon H. and Alvina Baudendistal DuMay. He and Geneva Gilliland DuMay were married Jan. 15, 1949, in Sikeston. Geneva preceded him in death in September 2009...
Louise Newton (11/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Delphy Louise "Dude" Newton, 92, died at 3:30 a.m., Nov. 24, 2012, at her daughter's home. Born Jan. 21, 1920, in Clarksville, Ark., to the late Huse and Viola Baccus Sindle, she was a member of Cross Roads of Hope Community Church for many years...
Freddie Hicks (11/26/12)
BELL CITY -- Freddie Ralph Hicks, 77, formerly of Morley, died at 11:31 a.m. Nov. 24, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Helen Oliver (11/26/12)
SIKESTON - Helen Oliver, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 25, 2012, in St. Louis. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Rhoda Tidwell (11/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Rhoda B. Tidwell, 73, died Nov. 24, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 7, 1939, in Himmel, to the late Elzie and Fannie Fitzgerald Hasty, she had worked at Scott County Central School for 25 years. On Jan. 21, 1961, she married Wilson Tidwell who survives of the home...
Tony Sullenger (11/26/12)
LILBOURN -- Tony Michael Sullenger, 72, died Nov. 23, 2012, at The Med Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born April 17, 1940, to the late Herman and Helen Looney Sullenger, Tony was a member of American Legion Post No. 595 and was commander of the Honor Guard for many years...
Johnny McWhirter (11/26/12)
NEW MADRID -- Johnny Ray McWhirter, 55, died Nov. 22, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1957, in Chicago, to the late Billy Ray and Zula Inez Davidson McWhirter, he retired as chief dispatcher for the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and had been a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 4206 in New Madrid...
Joan Burrow (11/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Joan Burrow, 91, died Nov. 24, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 25, 1921, in Sikeston, to the late Arthur and Eunice Looney Burrow, she was a homemaker and worked for Derris Drug Store for 13 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, W.M.U., American Legion Women's Auxiliary and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary of Sikeston...
Billy Posey (11/26/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Billy Robert Posey, 73, died Nov. 23, 2012, at BMHC of Portageville. Born April 3, 1939, in Holland, Mo., to the late James Alfred and Velma Sanders Posey, he was a 1958 graduate of Portageville High School and was employed with John Deere for many years...
Billy Posey (11/24/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Billy Robert Posey, 73, died Nov. 23, 2012, at BMHC of Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Johnny McWhirter (11/24/12)
NEW MADRID -- Johnny McWhirter, 55, died Nov. 22, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Tony Sullenger (11/24/12)
NEW MADRID -- Tony Sullenger died Nov. 23, 2012, at The Med in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Louise Newton (11/24/12)
SIKESTON - Louise "Dude" Newton, 92, died at 3:20 a.m. Nov. 24, 2012, at her daughter's home in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday.
Randy Coffer (11/24/12)
CHARLESTON -- Randy A. Coffer, 45, died Nov. 22, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Shining Light Baptist Church. The Rev Dean Wallace, pastor of Shining Light, will officiate. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Pete Townsend (11/24/12)
CONRAN -- Nuchel Eugene "Pete" Townsend, 87, died Nov. 21, 2012, at Jackson, Tenn. Born Aug. 11, 1925, in Sidon, Ark., to the late John and Rebecca Haney Townsend, he was a lifelong member of the First Church of God where he served as custodian. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a maintenance engineer with the U.S. Army...
L.D. Stidham (11/24/12)
BERTRAND -- L.D. STIDHAM, age 61, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at his residence in Bertrand. He was born March 15, 1951, in Marion County, Ala., to the late Courtry and Annie Mae Purser Stidham. He had lived in Bertrand most of his life where he worked for James Ezzell for 32 years. He served with the National Guard for six years, had been a member of the Wolf Island Hunt Club and the NRA. He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Rosa Watkins (11/24/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Rosa Lee Watkins, 88, died Nov. 22, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Nov. 26, 1923, in Coriscana, Texas, to the late Henry and Lilah Estelle Easley Creasy, she was a homemaker and a member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church...
Sidney McNair (11/24/12)
BLOOMFIELD - Sidney Burl McNair, 82, formerly of Charleston and Senath, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at his residence in Bloomfield. He was born Nov. 17, 1930, in Calhoun, Miss., to the late Sidney Lois and Bertie Mae Cooke McNair. He began working with the R.E.A. ...
Danny Bridger (11/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Danny Bridger, 53, died Nov. 22, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 19, 1959, in Sikeston, to Clive and Pat Wright Bridger who survive of Sikeston, he had owned and operated Danny's Place since Jan. 22, 1992. He was a member of Cape Elks and was past member and exhausted rooster of the Sikeston Jaycees...
Linda O'Neal (11/24/12)
MORLEY -- Linda Lee O'Neal, 51, of Morley, Oran and Vanduser, beloved wife of Jim O'Neal, passed away peacefully on Friday Nov. 23, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Linda was born in St. Petersburg, Fla., on July 15, 1961, daughter to Lawrence Thomas and Della Mary Rhodes Carver. She married Jim O'Neal on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1989, in Advance, and he survives...
Doris Ray (11/23/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Doris Faye Ray, 68, died at 7:05 p.m. Nov. 20, 2012, in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 5, 1943, in Sikeston, to the late Charlie and Ollie Geneva Clemons Henderson, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County where she attended the Victory Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Pete Townsend (11/23/12)
CONRAN -- Nuchel Eugene "Pete" Townsend, 87, died Nov. 21, 2012, at Jackson, Tenn. Born Aug. 11, 1925, in Sidon, Ark., to the late John and Rebecca Haney Townsend, he was a lifelong member of the First Church of God where he served as custodian. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a maintenance engineer with the U.S. Army...
Andrea Garris (11/23/12)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Andrea Fuwell Garris, 39, died Nov. 20, 2012, at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. Born Sept. 29, 1973, in Poplar Bluff, to Bernadette Mary Teresa Lucas Fuwell and the late Bufford Roy Fuwell, she graduated from Southern University Nursing School and was a registered nurse. She attended the Simple Church...
Mary Blevins (11/23/12)
BERNIE -- Mary Catherine Blevins, daughter of the late Ralph Beaird and Cassie Oneida Murphy Beaird, was born on Aug. 2, 1934, at rural Bernie, and departed this life in her residence near Bernie on Nov. 21, 2012, at the age of 78. Mrs. Blevins was a member of the Powe Church of Christ, a homemaker and a resident of rural Bernie. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and sister and will be deeply missed. God has you in his arms, and we will always have you in our hearts...
Jan Coomer (11/23/12)
CORDOVA, Tenn. -- Jan Ellen Watson Coomer, 57, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 3 p.m. Nov. 20, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett. Born Oct. 1, 1955, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Weldon Ward and Alfreda Ree Shortz Watson, she lived for the past 18 years in Cordova where she worked in the financial business for several years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Nina Adams (11/23/12)
BELL CITY -- Nina Faye Adams, 91, died Nov. 21, 2012, at Woodland Hills Nursing Center in Marble Hill. Born July 1, 1921, in Limestone, Ark., daughter of the late James Henry and Emma Myrtle Ogden Bohannon, she was a member of Church of Christ. On March 19, 1939, she married William Leonard Adams who preceded her in death June 24, 2008...
Pamela Walpole (11/23/12)
DEXTER -- Pamela Kay Walpole, 62, died Nov. 20, 2012, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 18, 1950, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of Ivogene Coln Walpole of Dexter and the late Archie Sanders Walpole, she was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter and had been a lab technician for Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter for 34 years...
Danny Bridger (11/23/12)
SIKESTON - Danny Bridger died Nov. 22, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Sidney McNair (11/23/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Sidney Burl McNair, 82, formerly of Senath and Charleston, died Nov. 22, 2012, at his home in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Forrest Jackson (11/23/12)
JACKSON -- Forrest H. Jackson, 79, died Nov. 21, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 13, 1933, in Bell City, to the late Tom and Myrtle Jackson, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Theodore Jackson, and a sister, Jewel Elsperman...
Mary Hays (11/23/12)
DEXTER -- Mary Alice Riggins Hays, 67, died Nov. 20, 2012, at her home. Born March 6, 1945, in Dudley, to the late Travis "Jack" and Rose Issac Riggins, she was a homemaker and had lived in Dexter for many years. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by four brothers, Edward Riggins, Curley Riggins, Howard Riggins and Herman Riggins, and two sisters, Lorene Abernathy and Betty Barker...
L.D. Stidham (11/23/12)
BERTRAND -- L.D. Stidham, 61, died Nov. 22, 2012, at his home in Bertrand. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Randy Coffer (11/23/12)
CHARLESTON -- Randy A. Coffer, 49, died Nov. 22, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Betty Pettigrew (11/21/12)
BENTON -- Betty Sue Pettigrew, 70, died Nov. 19, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Dorena, to the late Raymond Wayne and Edith Mattie Johnson Hannah, she was a resident caretaker for Sunshine Villa in Scott City and was of the General Baptist belief...
Beatty Miller (11/21/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Beatty P. Miller, 93, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 14, 2012, at Friendship Village Chesterfield in St. Louis. Born Dec. 18, 1918, in Osage County, to the late John Jefferson Miller and Dice Rhoads Miller, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. ...
Kenneth Walters (11/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth James Walters, 66, died at 9 a.m. Nov. 19, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1946, in Sikeston, son of the late James Edward Walters. On Aug. 13, 1971, he married Catherine M. Kem who survives of the home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by: two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin J. and Julie Walters of Paducah, Ky., and Keith M. and Talia Walters of Schertz, Texas; one daughter, Kris Walters of San Diego; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Brenda Bryant (11/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Brenda Joyce Bryant, 69, who died on Nov. 15, 2012, were: Mark Thorne, Derek Masters, Justin Ruedrich, Dustin Hale, Tyler Hale and Cody Hale.
Mary Ferrenburg (11/21/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary "Cookie" Ferrenburg, 68, formerly of Morley, died Monday Nov. 19, 2012, at 11:07 p.m. in East Prairie. Born March 10, 1944, in St. Louis, to the late Lester and Marion Wescoat Ferrenburg, Cookie was a member of Morley Baptist Church for many years and currently a member of Full Gospel Church of East Prairie. She was a 1962 graduate of Scott County Central High School and she was a store manager for over 18 years...
Bobbie Duncan (11/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Bobbie Joyce Duncan, 78, died Nov. 19, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Mary Esther Hoskins Springer and the late Charles Springer, she was a member of Morehouse Assembly of God Church. On Aug. 24, 1953, in Hernando, Miss., she married Taylor Duncan who survives of the home...
Sharon Bryant (11/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Sharon A. Bryant, 52, died Nov. 19, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 10, 1960, in Dexter, daughter of the late Clara Fern Brown and Carl "Dick" Tubbs, she was a loving mother, wife, grandma and sister. On March 30, 1979, in Miner, she married Ricky L. Bryant, who survives of the home...
Charlotte Johnson (11/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Charlotte Jean McGahey Johnson, 79, who died on Nov. 16, 2012 were: Chris Davidson, ­Billy Roberts, David Parker, Jeff Limbaugh, Mike McReynolds and Brad Couch...
Anthony Hasty (11/21/12)
OZARK, Ala. -- Anthony Todd Hasty, 37, died Nov. 9, 2012. Born Dec. 16, 1974, in Landstuhl, West Germany, to Ron and JoAnn Southard Hasty, he was a 1993 graduate of Carroll High School. In addition to his parents, survivors include: paternal grandfather, Ettel L. Hasty; and a brother and sister-in-law, Christopher L. and Emily M. Hasty...
Andrea Garris (11/21/12)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Andrea Fuwell Garris, 30, died Nov. 20, 2012, in Shreveport. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.
Catfish McClure (11/20/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Billie J. "Catfish" McClure, 80, died Nov. 18, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 6, 1931, in Clinton, Ark., son of the late Luther and Thelma Shipley McClure, he was a former employee with the St. Louis shipyards and had also worked as a farmer...
Bobbie Duncan (11/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Bobbie Joyce Duncan, 78, died Nov. 19, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Kenneth Walters (11/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth James Walters, 66, died at 9 a.m. Nov. 19, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Mary Ferrenburg (11/20/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary "Cookie" Ferrenburg, 68, died Nov. 19, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Sharon Bryant (11/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Sharon A. Bryant, 52, died Nov. 19, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Inez Abner (11/19/12)
BELL CITY -- Inez D. Abner, 97, died Nov. 17, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1915, at Arbor, daughter of the late Obe and Addie Kynion Watts, she had been a homemaker and a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church. On Sept. 10, 1932, at Bloomfield, she married John Howard Abner who preceded her in death June 20, 1993...
Jerry Matlock (11/19/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jerry W. Matlock, 52, died Nov. 17, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems at Hayti. He was born Jan. 23, 1960, at Selmer, Tenn., to the late Nig and Bessie Faye Thacker Matlock. In 1978, he married Wanda McClasland. Survivors include: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Irvin Matlock of Portageville and Christopher and Felicia Matlock of Herrin, Ill.; one brother, Timothy Matlock of Marble Hill; four sisters, Shirley Estes, Carol Williams and Judy Fisher of Portageville and Sandy Braman of Marble Hill; and four grandchildren.. ...
Glen Robbins (11/19/12)
MARSTON -- Glen Robbins, 48, died Nov. 14, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 14, 1964, in Portageville, he was the son of Tommy Robbins of New Madrid and the late Lornene Whittamore Robbins. His wife, Kelly Robbins, survives of the home. Other survivors include: one son, Daniel Robbins; five daughters, Megan Robbins, Colleen Robbins, Rachel Robbins, Miley Robbins and Emily Robbins; one sister, Martha McKinney; one brother, Dale Robbins; and two grandchildren...
Ann Matthews (11/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Ann Draughon Matthews, 87, died Nov. 16, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 25, 1925, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Harrison and Anna Colquhoun Draughon, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a longtime volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Betty Crawford (11/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home for Betty Jean Crawford, 71, who died on Nov. 16, 2012, were: Adam Brown, Andrew Stewart, Danny Crawford, Darrell Brown, James Duckworth and John Venable.
Joey Fowler (11/19/12)
NEW MADRID -- Joey Fowler, 57, died Nov. 16, 2012, at Hayti. Survivors include: his parents, Alex and Evelena Fowler of Kewanee; his wife, Karen Fowler of New Madrid; two daughters, Jaclyn Fowler of Orlando and Natalie Fowler of New Madrid; one sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Tom McCoy of Catron; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Emma Fowler of Kewanee and Timmy and Lynette Fowler of New Madrid...
Deborah Coleman (11/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Deborah Leigh Coleman, 57, died Nov. 16, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 27, 1955, in Kennett, to the late Robert Franklin Lee Coleman and Barbara Carol Moore, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gideon. Survivors include: five sisters, Deneise Sharp of Gideon, Diane Cahill of Cordova, Tenn., Lori Lynne Williams of Wichita, Kan., Tammy Kiestler of Halls, Tenn., and Toni Coleman of Henning, Tenn.; one brother, David Coleman of Clarkton; and her stepmother, Barbara Sue Coleman of Malden.. ...
Charlotte Johnson (11/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Charlotte Jean McGahey Johnson, 79, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Friday Nov. 16, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 15, 1933, in New Madrid to the late Hazel Mac and Virginia McGahey, she graduated from Sikeston Senior High School in 1951 and then from Southeast Missouri State University where she later went back for her master's degree...
Brenda Bryant (11/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Joyce Bryant, 69, died Nov. 15, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 9, 1943, in Sikeston, to the late Joseph Franklin and Nancy Thelma Burris Stacy, she was a homemaker and member of Trinity Gospel Church of Sikeston. She had previously been employed by Savings and Loan in Sikeston, JC Penney and Sears...
Colton Stanley (11/18/12)
BENTON -- Colton Joshua Stanley, infant son of April Stabbs of Benton and Joshua Stanley of Oran, died at birth Nov. 14, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. A graveside service was conducted Saturday at Unity Baptist Cemetery in Benton...
Ann Matthews (11/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Ann Matthews, 87, died Nov. 16, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Joey Fowler (11/18/12)
NEW MADRID -- Joey Fowler, 57, died Nov. 16, 2012, at Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital at Hayti. DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville is in charge of Arrangements.
Betty Crawford (11/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Betty Jean Crawford, 71, died Nov. 16, 2012. Born June 27, 1941, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Elisha and Bunav Williams Magee, Mrs. Crawford had worked for International Shoe Factory and Anchor Toy before retiring. She enjoyed gardening and working with flowers...
Helen Harris (11/16/12)
ORAN -- Helen C. Wright Harris, 99, of Oran passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born Oct. 13, 1913, in Oran, to the late Mack and Ethel Henley Wright, Helen was a housewife, babysat for many years and took care of several children that she loved dearly. She graduated from Oran High School in 1931...
Bobby Denning (11/16/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Bobby Glen Denning, 65, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 15, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Charleston, to the late Francis Warren and Ethel Stokes Denning. He had lived in Southeast Missouri most of his life, was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston and had worked as a sales clerk with Walmart until his retirement in 2008. ...
Michael Nolan (11/16/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Michael Patrick Nolan, 52, died Nov. 14, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 30, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., to John M. and Jacquelynne S. Brown Nolan of Kansas City, he was a manager at Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores in Matthews. He graduated from North Kansas City High School and was a member of Red Star Baptist Church...
Brenda Bryant (11/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Bryant, 69, died Nov. 15, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Helen Hilton (11/15/12)
DILLON, Mont. -- Helen Hilton, 77, of Dillon, Mont., formerly of Chaffee, Mo., was a caring wife, mother and friend, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Barrett Memorial Hospital, with her husband by her side. She was born in Piggott, Ark., Jan. 6, 1935, to Fred and Hazel Thornton. She had lived in Dillon since 1974. Helenıs main love was her family and this is her legacy...
Jackie Long (11/15/12)
ATHENS, Ala. -- Jackie G. Long, 78, died Nov. 13, 2012, at his home near Athens. Born in 1934, to Vanduser, Mo., to the late Hosea and Ines Long, he graduated from Vanduser High School. He served one tour of duty in the Korean War and two tours in the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1972...
Joan Kittel (11/15/12)
BERNIE -- Joan Kittel died Nov. 13, 2012, at her home in Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Johnny Kestner (11/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Johnny Albert Kestner, 67, died Nov. 14, 2012, at his home following a two-year battle with cancer. Born Oct. 19, 1945 in East Prairie, to the late John and Alta Moreland Kestner, he was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He had been a cross-country truck driver for Delta Express until ill health forced his retirement...
Sue Davis (11/15/12)
PLANO, Texas -- Sue Barr Davis, 95, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Nov. 10, 2012, at Plano. Born Jan. 12, 1917, in Maryville, Tenn., to the late Oscar and Lucy Henderson Barr, she was a nurse for most of her life, first at a hospital and later working with her husband. She was a member of First Assembly of God and a former member of First United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Katherine Nelson (11/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- Katherine Sutherland Nelson, 89, died Nov. 13, 2012, at Paragould, Ark. Born Nov. 1, 1923, in Houston, Miss., to the late W.R. and Clara Soule Davis Sr., she lived most of her life in Charleston where she was secretary of the National Compress. She served as president of American Legion, was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church...
Johnnie Mills (11/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Johnnie L. Mills, 88, died Nov. 13, 2012, at Miner Nursing Center. Born July 27, 1924 in Union Hills, Ark., to the late Samuel Lawrence and Gertie May Postlwaite Mills, he worked for McDonnell-Douglass in Long Beach, Calif., before moving to Sikeston...
Helen Harris (11/15/12)
ORAN -- Helen Harris, 99, died Nov. 14, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Kevin Eskew (11/15/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Rev. Tony Kevin Eskew, 60, died Nov. 13, 2012, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 22, 1952, in Piggott, Ark., to the late Vaval Royal Eskew and Mary Ellen Smith Eskew, he served as pastor of the First General Baptist Church of Bloomfield for 35 years. ...
James Armstrong (11/15/12)
SIKESTON -- James A. Armstrong, 89, died at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Brighton, Tenn., to the late Grover and Lora Glass Armstrong, he had since 1979 been a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a gunners mate in the U.S. Navy and during World War ll serving in the South Pacific Theater from January 1943 until January 1946 and in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company...
Mary Douglas (11/15/12)
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Mary Magdalene Douglas, 92, died Nov. 10, 2012, in Federal Way. Born Aug 20, 1921, in East Prairie, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Etta and Roland Grissom, and lived most of her life in East Prairie. She was a member of the St James Baptist Church...
Aline Johnson (11/15/12)
BROWNSVILLE, Ky. -- Aline Mae Johnson, 88, died Nov. 11, 2012, at Brownsville. Born Feb. 24, 1924, in Portageville, Mo., to the late Joseph Fred and Lennie Pearl Gremard Lavigne, she was a homemaker, a seamstress and of the Baptist belief. On Oct. 5, 1942, in Salina, Okla., she married James Otto Johnson who preceded her in death Aug. 6, 2009...
Johnnie Mills (11/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Johnnie L. Mills, 88, died Nov. 13, 2012, at Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Lorie Darter (11/14/12)
NEW MADRID -- Lorie Lynn Darter, 29, died Nov. 11, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 24, 1983, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of James and Malinda Darter. Survivors include: her brothers and sisters, Collin and Chalis Beachum of St. Louis, Nicholas and Whitney Darter of Malden, Joshua and Angel Darter and Brittany Darter, Mollie Darter of New Madrid, Jimmy Darter, Kenny Darter, Michael Darter, Breanna Darter, Sara Darter and Kathy Darter of the home and Teresia and the Rev. ...
Greta Burch (11/14/12)
O'FALLON -- Greta Burch, formerly of Morehouse, died peacefully Nov. 5, 2012, in O'Fallon, of complications from respiratory disease. She is survived by her husband, Tom; four children and grandchildren; and her brother, Keith Cambron of Georgetown, Texas...
Katherine Nelson (11/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- Katherine Davis Sutherland Nelson, 89, died Nov. 13, 2012, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m.Thursday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday at the United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Samuel Sims (11/14/12)
HOMESTOWN -- Samuel Morris Sims, 79, died Nov. 6, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 5, 1933, in Pemiscot County, to the late Cleveland and Queen Elizabeth Wheeler Sims, he had retired as police chief of Homestown. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Cheryl Tinsley (11/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Cheryl Ann Tinsley, 52, died Nov. 10, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 22, 1960, in Sikeston to the late William S. "Sonny" and Barbara Ann Hazel Dock, she was a lifelong resident of Sikeston and had been employed at Todd Uniform and later at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She attended the Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church...
Lorie Darter (11/13/12)
NEW MADRID -- Lorie Lynn Darter, 29, died Nov. 11, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 24, 1983, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of James and Malinda Darter. Survivors include: her brothers and sisters, Collin and Chalis Beachum of St. Louis, Nicholas and Whitney Darter of Malden, Joshua and Angel Darter and Brittany Darter of New Madrid, Jimmy Darter, Kenny Darter, Michael Darter, Breanna Darter, Sara Darter and Kathy Darter of the home and Teresia and the Rev. ...
Dixie Wheeler (11/13/12)
SPRINGFIELD -- Dixie Lee Wheeler, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 10, 2012, at the Stafford Care Center. Born Jan. 3, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Ida Spears. On April 10, 1948, she married L.F. Wheeler who preceded her in death...
Aline Johnson (11/13/12)
BROWNSFIELD, Ky. -- Aline Johnson, 88, died Nov. 12, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Susie Davis (11/13/12)
PLANO, Texas - Susie Barr Davis, 95, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Nov. 10, 2012, at Plano. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
James Armstrong (11/12/12)
SIKESTON -- James A. Armstrong, 89, died at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Brighton, Tenn., to the late Grover and Lora Glass Armstrong, he had since 1979 been a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a gunners mate in the U.S. Navy and during World War ll serving in the South Pacific Theater from January 1943 until January 1946 and in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company...
Cyrena Bragg (11/12/12)
DEXTER -- Cyrena M. DeBerry Bragg, 91, died Nov. 9, 2012, at her home. Born June 25, 1921, in Tyler, to the late Rally and Mattie Lou King Hawkins, she lived most of her life in Southeast Missouri including in Dexter for the past several years. She had worked as a seamstress at the Elder Manufacturing Company and was of the Protestant belief...
Suzanne Lawson (11/11/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Suzanne Danielle Lawson, 37, died Nov. 9, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 12, 1975, in Hayti, daughter of Sammy Lawson of Portageville and Freda Smotherman of New Madrid, she graduated from Portageville High School then attended nursing school in Hayti. She was of the Baptist belief...
Betty Pearce (11/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Betty Lou Cockman Pearce, 90, died at 3:58 a.m. Nov. 9, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston after a brief illness. Born Oct.14, 1922, in the Millar community near East Prairie, the daughter of the late Clarence James and Fannie Breeding Fugate, she graduated from East Prairie High School in 1940. Before retirement, she worked for Brown Shoe in Charleston and J.C. Penney in Sikeston. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morehouse...
Larry Joe Averett (11/11/12)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Larry Joe Averett, 72, died Nov. 8, 2012, at his sister's home near Dexter, Mo. Born June 23, 1940, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of the late Kenneth William and Gussie Westerfield Averett Sr., he was a member of the Hot Springs Village Church of Christ, a former member of the U.S. ...
James Armstrong (11/11/12)
SIKESTON -- James Armstrong, 89, died Nov. 9, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Donald Hinton (11/11/12)
MALDEN -- Donald R. Hinton, 54, died Nov. 8, 2012, at Cape Girardeau. Born June 7, 1958 in Hayti, to the late Robert and Wanda Henning Hinton, he had worked at Plastine Supply Co. and for the New Madrid County Highway Department and had owned and operated a taxi service...
Larry Joe Averett (11/09/12)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Larry Joe Averett, 72, died Nov. 8, 2012, at his sister's home near Dexter, Mo. Born June 23, 1940, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of the late Kenneth William and Gussie Westerfield Averett Sr., he was a member of the Hot Springs Village Church of Christ, a former member of the U.S. ...
Lillian Merick (11/09/12)
GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Lillian Marie Merick, 76, died Nov. 7, 2012, in Newark. Born April 19, 1936, in Perkins, Mo., daughter of the late James and Clara Phillips Shoemaker, she was the bookstore manager at the Newark Campus of The Ohio State University for many years and later at the main campus. Following her retirement, she had worked at the Ross's Market in Granville and had been active in the Granville Lions Club...
Maxine McBride (11/09/12)
MORLEY -- M. Maxine McBride, 88, died Nov. 7, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born June 28, 1924, in Des Arc, Ark., to the late William Claude and Lena Bambridge Burson, she was retired owner-operator of McBride Flower Shop in Chaffee and also worked for various floral shops in the area. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clarkton...
Gerry Poley (11/09/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Gerry Poley, 83, died at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 7, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 31, 1929, in Nolan, W.Va., to the late William and Nora Lucas Blevins, she lived in Grand Chain, Ill., for several years before moving back to East Prairie. She was of the Baptist belief...
Eunice Mathis (11/09/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Eunice Marie Mathis, 87, died Nov. 7, 2012, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Feb. 17, 1925, in St. James, she was the daughter of the late Esterl Gunter and Chester Copeland. She married Cecil Mathis who preceded her in death in 1971...
Betty Pearce (11/09/12)
SIKESTON - Betty Cockman Pearce, 90, died Nov. 9, 2012, at Clearview Nursing Center. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Marty Hedge (11/08/12)
CHARLESTON -- Larry Martin "Marty" Hedge, 50, died Nov. 3, 2012, at his sister's home in Charleston. Born June 6, 1962, at Wyatt, to Bertha Vinson of Charleston and the late Melvin Curtis Hedge, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life and had been employed as a mechanic for Emmett Groves...
Jane Hammock (11/08/12)
MATTHEWS -- Jane Hammock, 69, died Nov. 6, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 3, 1943, to the late Elmer and Leila Evans, she was a nurse's aide for many years. On Dec. 25, 1961, in Canalou, she married Donald Hammock Jr. who preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1995...
Beverly Cureton (11/08/12)
ORAN -- Beverly Ann Cureton, 31, died Nov. 5, 2012, in Oran. Born June 3, 1981, in Dexter to Robert Wayne Brown and Carol Lucile Johnson, she worked as a teller for the Southern Bank of Sikeston. On May 22, 2004, she married Thomas Cureton, who survives...
Dennis Andrews (11/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Dennis Andrews, 39, died Oct. 31, 2012, at his home. Born May 27, 1973, in Sikeston, son of the late Leroy and Ednia Dixon Stokes, he was of the Baptist belief. He attended Sikeston High School and was previously employed as a cook at several area restaurants...
Trudy Moore (11/08/12)
CHAFFEE-- Trudy Diane Moore, 63, died Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 11, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Wright Hull and Maggie Bell Warner Shelton, she formerly attended New Hope Apostolic Church in Chaffee. She worked many years as a certified medical technician at Chaffee Nursing Center and Ratliff Nursing Center...
Eunice Mathis (11/08/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Eunice Marie Mathis, 87, died Nov. 7, 2012, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Allene Taylor (11/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Allene Taylor, 97, who died Nov. 2, 2012, were: Mike Keller, Larry Keller, Joe Ross, Douglas Taylor, Robert Cooksey and Tom Eiceman.
Orval Boze (11/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Orval Lee Boze, 63, died Nov. 6, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 19, 1949, in Pop City, son of the late Alvie and Gladys Fraizer Boze, he was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as an engineman and fireman. He received the Navy Commendation Medal and a Purple Heart during the Vietnam War. He was employed by his lifelong best friend, Rick Evans, and was of the Baptist belief...
Gerry Poley (11/08/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Gerry Poley, 83, formerly of Grand Chain, Ill., died at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 7, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 31, 1929, in Nolan, W.Va., to the late William and Nora Lucas Blevins, she lived in Grand Chain for several years before moving back to East Prairie. She was of the Baptist belief...
Trudy Moore (11/07/12)
CHAFFEE-- Trudy Diane Moore, 63, died Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 11, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Wright Hull and Maggie Bell Warner Shelton, she formerly attended New Hope Apostolic Church in Chaffee. She worked many years as a certified medical technician at Chaffee Nursing Center and Ratliff Nursing Center...
Malissa Richards (11/07/12)
SIKESTON - Malissa Richards, 77, died Nov. 3, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 9, 1935, in Bell City, to the late Tommy Richards and Lucille Smith Pullen, she was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: one son, Larry Johnson of Sikeston; one daughter, Freddie Ann Sanders of Chicago; three brothers, Eugene Richards and Walter Richards of Chicago and Dennis Richards of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; five sisters, Olivia Henderson, Emma Leachman and Vernita Harris of Chicago, and Bernice Cox and Beatrice Rives of Springfield, Ill.; five grand-children, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Chunky Spoor (11/07/12)
BOEKERTON - Clarence "Chunky" Spoor, 67, died Nov. 5, 2012, at his home in Boekerton. Born Feb. 18, 1945, in Portageville to the late Clarence M. and Maggie Marie Friel Spoor, he was retired from the Portageville Water Department and had worked for several water departments in Southeast Missouri...
James Lykins (11/07/12)
CIRCLE CITY -- James Allen Lykins, 68, died Nov. 4, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 30, 1944, in Exeter, Calif., son of the late King David Lykins and Elsie Cheek Lykins, he was employed by Tyson Foods in Dexter. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin Lykins and LeRoy Lykins, and two sisters, Nora Ames and Susie Lockridge...
Roy G. Kunkle Jr. (11/07/12)
BLOOMFIELD - Roy G. Kunkle Jr., 83, died Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Hyde Park, Penn., son of the late Roy G. and Mildred Baker Kunkle Sr. he had lived Michigan for over 40 years and moved to Bloomfield in 1995. He had worked at Schriber Manufacturing as a machinist and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Edith Johnston (11/07/12)
JACKSON - Edith Glenda Johnston, 93, died Nov. 5, 2012, at her home in Jackson. Born May 23, 1919, in Dexter to the late John Henry Law and Anna Allard Law, she lived briefly in South Africa as a child where her father was a missionary, but lived most of her life near Puxico, where she and her husband farmed. She served as a vacation Bible school director and Sunday school teacher for many years, and, for decades, was the choir director for the First Baptist Church of Puxico...
Betty Casey (11/07/12)
DEXTER -- Visitation for Betty L. Casey, 77, who died Nov. 2, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, is now scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Phil Warren of Dexter will officiate...
Ann M. Ginn (11/07/12)
PUXICO - Ann M. Ginn, 80, died Nov. 5, 2012, at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico. Born May 24, 1932, in Pontotoc County, Miss., daughter of the late George A. and Lola I. Clark Tackett, she had lived in Fisk, Wynne, Ark., and Dexter before moving to the Puxico where she had lived the past few years. She had worked for Missouri Family Services as a center coordinator...
Jerome Robinson (11/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Jerome Robinson, 80, formerly of Pinhook, died Nov. 1, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 26, 1931, in Arlington, Tenn., to the late Jim and Barbara Tate-Bush Robinson, he was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist belief. On June 8, 1952, he married Ella Mae Neal, who survives of the home...
Jane Hammock (11/07/12)
SIKESTON - Jane Hammock, 69, died Nov. 6, 2012, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Beverly Cureton (11/07/12)
ORAN - Beverly Ann Cureton, 31, died Nov. 5, 2012, in Oran. Born June 3, 1981, in Dexter to Robert Wayne Brown and Carol Lucile Johnson, she worked as a teller for the Southern Bank of Sikeston. On May 22, 2004, she married Thomas Cureton, who survives...
Jo Ann Hogan (11/07/12)
MOREHOUSE - Jo Ann Hogan, 74, died Nov. 5, 2012, at her home in Morehouse. Born June 30, 1938, daughter of the late Joe and Verlon Meese Hogan, she had lived in the Morehouse area all her life and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are: one daughter, Saundra Laminack of Morehouse; one sister, Verline Greer Edwards of Cape Girardeau; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren...
Sarge Schlegel (11/07/12)
CHAFFEE -- Larry "Sarge" Dean Schlegel, 75, died Nov. 4, 2012, at the family home in Chaffee. Born June 1, 1937, in Cape Girardeau to the late Edwin P. and Vesta R. Slinkard Schlegel, he was a machine gunner as well as a M.P. in the United States Marines for four years. ...
Betty Casey (11/06/12)
DEXTER - Betty L. Casey, 77, died Nov. 2, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 12, 1935, near Bloomfield, daughter of the late Malcolm Edward and Elva Christine Fortner Sills, she grew up in Southeast Missouri and lived in St. Louis then California for 20 years before returning to Dexter in 1976. Employed at Arvin Automotive for 30 years, she was a member of the Dexter Eagles Aerie and the U.A.W. Local and attended the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Rosa Allen (11/06/12)
AID - Rosa Allen, 90, died Nov. 5, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born May 12, 1922, in Malden, daughter of the late John Elect and Minnie Ola Rootz Shelton, she moved to the Aid community in 1959, where she lived until moving into an area nursing home. She was of the Protestant belief...
Edith Johnston (11/06/12)
PUXICO - Edith Glenda Johnston died Nov. 5, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Joanne Hogan (11/06/12)
MOREHOUSE - Joann Hogan died Nov. 5, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Morehouse.
Ann M. Ginn (11/06/12)
PUXICO - Ann M. Ginn died Nov. 5, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Roy G. Kunkle (11/06/12)
BLOOMFIELD - Roy G. Kunkle died Nov. 5, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Allene Taylor (11/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Allene Taylor, 97, died Nov. 2, 2012, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 30, 1915, in Brookport, Ill., daughter of the late Floyd and Edith (Simmons) McMullin, she was a member of Rauch-Spence Memorial Methodist Church and had worked in the cafeteria at Morehouse Elementary School for 18 years and then was a Foster Grandparent for 24 years...
Shirley Barger (11/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Shirley Ann Barger, 77, died at 6:35 p.m. Nov. 2, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 22, 1935, in New Madrid County, to the late LeRoy and Ethelyne Mista Haynes Bisher, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County...
Bill Gremard (11/05/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- William "Bill" Gremard, 66, died Nov. 1, 2012, at Portageville. Born Sept. 25, 1946, in Sikeston, to the late Emma Covey and Jimmie A. Gremard Sr., he was active in local Boy Scouts and held many local and regional positions. He was a retired electrical engineer from AT&T and was a member of First United Methodist Church where he served on many boards...
Marty Hedge (11/05/12)
CHARLESTON -- Marty Hedge, 50, died Nov. 3, 2012, at his sister's home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home.
Clarence Spoor (11/05/12)
BOEKERTON -- Clarence Spoor, 67, died Nov. 5, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Allene Taylor (11/04/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Allene Taylor, 97, died Nov. 2, 2012, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Shirley Barger (11/04/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Shirley Barger, 77, died Nov. 2, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
J.T. Cotner (11/04/12)
CHAFFEE --James Thomas "J.T." Cotner, 91, died Nov. 2, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 15, 1921, in Pocahontas, to the late Guy H. and Carrie Sides Cotner, he was a 1938 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau and coached Little League and Babe Ruth teams in Chaffee. ...
Herbert Nance (11/04/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Herbert Nance, 85, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Bell City, to John H. and Stella Pryor Nance. He and Virginia Watkins were married Sept. 1, 1951, in Cape Girardeau...
Kenneth Harmon (11/02/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Kenneth Dean "Kenny" Harmon, 60, died Nov. 1, 2012, at his home. Survivors include: his wife, Lynda Harmon of the home; three daughters, Kendra Green of Portageville, Kimberly Harmon of the state of South Carolina and Jodi Yockey of Festus; two brothers, Stanley Harmon of Portageville and C.L. ...
Buford Baber Jr. (11/02/12)
NEWTOWN, Pa. -- Buford Baldwin Baber Jr., 80, died Oct. 28, 2012. Born Dec. 25, 1931, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Buford Baldwin Baber Sr. and Margaret Baker Baber, he received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture, a master's in counseling and a doctorate in counseling psychology and student personnel administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was an Eagle Scout and served as director of Student Financial Aid at the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 1978 to 1996...
Sara Leija (11/02/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Sara LeeAnn Jones Leija, 31, died Nov. 1, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 1, 1981, at Sikeston, to Kathy Stobaugh Jones of Bloomfield and the late Larry B. Jones, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. She was an educator in Early Childhood Special Education in the Scott County Central School District and had previously been employed as an aide in Early Childhood in the Bloomfield School District...
Eric Bradshaw (11/02/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Eric Grant Bradshaw, 53, formerly of Whitewater, died Oct. 31, 2012, in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 27, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, to J.R. Bradshaw of Poplar Bluff and the late Mary Belle Mouser Bradshaw, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and Bluff City Eagles in Poplar Bluff. He worked as a farm hand for a dairy farm in Whitewater, Whitewater Co-op and Tierney Farms in Chaffee...
Bill Gremard (11/02/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- William "Bill" Gremard, 66, died Nov. 1, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
William Hill (11/01/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- William "Moochie" Hill, 71, died Oct. 28, 2012, at Portageville. Born Oct. 20, 1941, in Arkansas, he was the son of the late Margie Garmon and William Hill Sr. On April 19, 2008, in Portageville, he married Rozetta Fields who survives of the home...
Yolanda Johnson (11/01/12)
HOWARDVILLE -- Yolanda Yvette Johnson, 34, died Oct. 26, 2012, at Advocate S. Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Ill. Born Feb. 15, 1978, in Howardville, she was the daughter of Anthony Sims of Lilbourn and Gwendolyn Johnson of New Madrid. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: one son, Shauntez Johnson of Kansas City, Kan.; and one brother, Torrie Johnson of Hayti...