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Stories from Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Eight killed during holiday (12/28/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Despite the winter weather, no fatalities were reported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Southeast Missouri during the Christmas holiday. However, elsewhere in Missouri the patrol reported eight people died during the holiday counting period -- from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday...
Search continues for bridge jumper (12/28/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The search continues for a man believed to have jumped from the Mississippi River bridge on Interstate 155. The Pemiscot County Sheriff's office received a call at 12:40 a.m. Monday from a truck driver reporting a person had jumped from the bridge...
Basketball galore (12/28/04)
Local teams began play at area basketball tournaments Monday afternoon. Here, Portageville junior Patrick Mortion holds the ball from Bloomfield's Nick Roe at the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament. Results can be found on page 6.
FCA benefits from caring adults (12/28/04)
SIKESTON - Just like a growing child needs the guidance of a devoted parent, a growing youth organization can benefit from the guidance of caring adults. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is fortunate in Sikeston to have an array of adults from churches across the community who are doing just that - helping, fund raising and watching the membership in the FCA Huddles grow. Now the adult group is working to increase its membership and start a Huddle of its own...
No surprises in first round of seMissourian tourney (12/28/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Monday's first round action at the 60th annual Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament produced no real surprises as seven of eight top seeds advanced -- six in convincing fashion -- to the winners bracket. The most competitive contest and the only one that could be remotely termed an upset was the final contest of the evening as No. 9 Scott County Central sneaked past No. 8 Notre Dame 76-71 in overtime...
NMCC falls in opening round of Dyersburg tourney (12/28/04)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Despite a solid effort, New Madrid County Central lost its first-round game 53-44 to the host team in the Dyersburg Regional Tri-State Christmas Tournament on Monday. Dyersburg held a three-point halftime advantage, then extended the lead to nine at the end of the third quarter...
Blowouts rule first day at Bloomfield (12/28/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Blowouts were the norm on the first day of the 48th Annual Bloomfield Christmas on Monday. Of eight first round games, only one was decided by less than 10 points while the rest were decided by at least 15 points. Five games saw the running clock mercy rule. All games went according to seed...
Lady Bulldogs hold off Charleston, 51-42 (12/28/04)
BROSELEY - The Sikeston girls basketball team stayed alive in the 8th Annual Lady Royals Christmas Classic on Monday by defeating Charleston 51-42 at Twin Rivers High School. The tournament was postponed for several days due to inclement weather and the holidays, but seventh-seeded Sikeston showed no ill effects as they out-scored sixth-seeded Charleston 19-11 in the second quarter to take control of the game...
Ruby White (12/28/04)
MARSTON - Ruby G. White, 77, died Dec. 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 15, 1927, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Alfred Lonzo and Mary Elta Reese Hudsbeth, she was retired from Rogers Shoe Store in Portageville. On Jan. 17, 1946, in Portageville, she married Jewels Edward White who preceded her in death on July 3, 1996...
Ulisses Luster (12/28/04)
MARSTON - Ulisses Luster, 75, died Dec. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 25, 1929, at Datle, Ark., he was the son of the late Buster and Trussie Luster. He was a member of the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Marston where he was a member of the choir...
Ricky Gammons (12/28/04)
BELL CITY - Ricky Eugene Gammons, 29, died Dec. 22, 2004, in St. Louis. Born Aug. 7, 1975, in Wauchula, Fla., son of Larry and Debra Gammons of Bernie, he attended New Life Tabernacle in Bell City. He was a painter for Construction Trailer Specialist...
Paul Schallert (12/28/04)
POCAHONTAS, Ark. - Paul Schallert, 80, died Dec. 25, 2004, at the Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas. Born Sept. 2, 1924, in Portageville, Mo., son of the late John Gabriel and Clara Belle Gain Schallert, he was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pocahontas and St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville...
Billy Hunsperger (12/28/04)
DEXTER - Billy Ray Hunsperger Sr., 66, died Dec. 27, 2004, at his home. Born March 10, 1938, in Malden, son of the late Matthew Thomas and Pearl Elizabeth Driver, he lived in Dexter since 1972. He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of the American Legion and National Rifle Association and worked for Arvin-Meritor in Dexter for 23 years before retiring...
Lynn Collins (12/28/04)
ESSEX - Lynn Collins, 69, died Dec. 27, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 25, 1935, at Advance, to the late Robert Collins and Ada Nevels Collins, he was a former employee with Oak View Construction. He resided in Granite City, Ill., before moving to Essex...
Grover Baker (12/28/04)
NEW MARKET, Tenn. - Grover Cleveland Baker Jr., 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 24, 2004, at his winter home in LaBelle, Fla. Born Aug. 8, 1920, in Sikeston, he was a member of the First Baptist Church o f Dandridge. His wife, Katherine Baker, survives...
Pauline Scheffer (12/28/04)
CHARLESTON -- Pauline Lucretia Scheffer, 75, died at 4:05 p.m. Dec. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 25, 1929, in Charleston, daughter of the late Clem and Emma Gibbear Scheffer Sr., she had live din Charleston her entire life, where she was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and St. Henry's Quilting Group. She also served as a caregiver at the St. Henry Catholic School...
Dorothy Uthoff (12/28/04)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Telker Uthoff, 81, died at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 24, 2004, at her home. Born March 21, 1923, in Texas Bend, daughter of the late William Raymond and Margaret Renaud Telker, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She was a homemaker most of her life and had also worked as a cook for the Host House, now Charleston Manor. She attended St. Henry School and was a lifetime member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and served on any committee needed...
Willine Brewer (12/28/04)
NEW MADRID - Willine Nunn Brewer, 70, died Dec. 23, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 24, 1934, in Lilbourn, she was the daughter of the late Procter and Ada Ann Cowhorn Nunn. Her husband, William Brewer, preceded her in death in May 2004...
Helen G. Day (12/28/04)
MATTHEWS _ Helen Grogan Day, 42, died at 12:12 p.m. Dec. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 23, 1962, at Sikeston to the late John J. and Annie Arietta Hayden Grogan, she has lived in Matthews for the past 19 years and was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Kitty Petry (12/28/04)
GLENNONVILLE - Kathleen Joan "Kitty" Petry, 65, died Dec. 26, 2004, at her home. Born April 9, 1939, in Los Angeles, daughter of the late John "Jack" and Dorothy Ludwig Hennessy, she was an office manager for Richardson-Wynette for 14 years and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. She was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Glennonville where she also served on the School Building Committee...
Bonnie Owens (12/28/04)
CHARLESTON - Bonnie Raylene Owens, 47, died Dec. 24, 2004, at her home in Charleston. Born April 30, 1957, in Cairo, Ill., to Dallas and Betty Loflin Owens, who survive of Mounds, Ill., she had lived most of her life in Mounds. An employee with the Missouri Department of Transportation, she was affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Alener Stovall (12/28/04)
CHARLESTON - Alener Williams Stovall, 88, died Dec. 26, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 16, 1916, in Marianna, Ark., daughter of the late Allen and Maggie Unfrey Williams, she was a longtime resident of Missouri. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church of Deliverance in Charleston where she served on the Mother's Board...
Carol Peppers (12/28/04)
BERNIE - Carol Peppers, 58, died Dec. 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 14, 1946, at Lemay to the late Leonard J. Burns and Lee Etta Brawley, she was a lifelong resident of Bernie and affiliated with the Powe Gospel Church in Powe...
Jamers Bell (12/28/04)
BLOOMFIELD - James Mansfield Bell Sr., 64, died Dec. 24, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 24, 1940, in Camden, Tenn., son of the late Leroy and Ruby Hardin Bell, he and his son owned and operated Bell Well Drilling Service. He operated Bell Fireworks in Bloomfield for many years, was a cook for ACBL Barge Line and also operated Jean's Catfish Lake for several years. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was also a published author...
Mildred Laws (12/28/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mildred Laws, 83, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 28, 2004, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lucille Singleton (12/28/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lucille E. Singleton, 81, died at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 26, 2004, at her home. Born April 16, 1923, in Bristol, Tenn., daughter of the late Sercie Estel and Naomi Eral Sparkman Smith, she was a retail clerk for Cousin Fred's in Cape Girardeau...
Catherine Halter (12/28/04)
BENTON - Catherine L. Halter, 80, died Dec. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Shirley Cobb (12/28/04)
ESSEX - Shirley A. Cobb, 63, died Dec. 28, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Joe Parker/ Susie Parker (12/28/04)
HAMILTON, Ala. - Joe Billy Parker and his wife, Ophelia Sue "Susie" Parker, died Dec. 22, 2004. Services were conducted Sunday at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Portageville Cemetery. DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville is in charge of local arrangements...
Serena Garrett (12/28/04)
ESSEX - Serena Nicole Garrett, infant daughter of Brian and Rachel Parker Garrett of Essex, died Dec. 22, 2004, at the St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Nov. 10, 2004. Surviving in addition to her parents are her maternal grandparents, Kevin and Sharon Pullum of Bloomfield and Raymond Parker of Indiana; and her paternal grandfather, Tom Garrett...
Martha Sue Husk (12/28/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Martha Sue Husk, 67, formerly of East Prairie, died at 4:25 a.m. Dec. 26, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born March 19, 1937, at Wolf Island, to the late Ed and Joy Collins Childers, she had lived in Cape Girardeau for the past 13 years. She was a certified nurse aide and member of the Wolf Island Baptist Church...
Norma Terry (12/28/04)
BERNIE - Norma Terry, 90, died Dec. 27, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Karen Sullinger (12/28/04)
ST. PETERS - Karen Faye Harper Sullinger, 57, formerly of Benton and Chaffee, died at 5:55 p.m. Dec. 23, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Born Feb. 13, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter Virginia Lee Bertrand Harper of Scott City and the late Raymond Glenburn Harper...
Cheryl Johnson (12/28/04)
BOONVILLE, Ind. - Cheryl Powers Johnson, 47, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 23, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 3, 1957, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Warren S. and Eureda Powers. Survivors include: four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Ronald and Debbie Powers of Boonville, Jim and Kathy Powers of Sikeston, Danny and Fran Powers of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Stan Powers of Sikeston; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Debbie and Jim McQuary of Hillsboro, Mo., and Stephanie Powers and Betty O'Conner of St. ...
Looking Back 12/28 (12/28/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. A.W. Aldrich has recently received a letter from her son, Pvt. Hugh Aldrich, stating that he was with Patton's 95th Division which is being referred to as the "Victory Division." SIKESTON - Santa Claus' Helpers, the Sikeston Volunteer Firemen, brought happiness to 750 youngsters in 163 families Christmas Eve who, except for the firemen, would have had no Christmas gifts. ...
Speakout 12/28 (12/28/04)
In response to a recent SpeakOut about the lack of coverage for the Portageville basketball team, first of all, beating up on a bunch of below average Bootheel teams is nothing spectacular to report on. Secondly, Portageville fans should be tickled pink because of their unbelievable top-5 ranking in the state polls. Either Class 3 is way down this year, or voters don't know what they're voting for. Come on! Portageville is no Top 10 team in the state. They haven't proven a thing yet...