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Friday, Mar. 27, 2015
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Obituaries
Jimmy Dale Adams (03/26/15)
Jimmy Dale Adams, son of the late Robert Lee Adams and Ora Young Adams Townsend, was born on Jan. 18, 1942, in La Forge, Mo., and died on March 25, 2015, at his residence in Bernie at the age of 73. Mr. Adams was a member of the Calvary Apostolic Church in Kennett. He was retired from the ministry and a member of the Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship. He was a veteran of the United States Army...
Donnie Wayne Hill (03/26/15)
Donnie Wayne Hill, son of the late William and Harriet McKeller Hill, was born in Parma, on Dec. 10, 1957, and died at his home in St. Louis on March 13, 2015, at the age of 57. He had been raised in the Parma and Essex area and moved to St. Louis 25 years ago. He graduated from the Richland Public Schools and had worked at the Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis...
Raymond "Sug" Walker (03/26/15)
Raymond "Sug" Walker, son of the late Jessie Raymond Walker and Mayme Reynolds Walker, was born on May 10, 1945, in Bernie and died on March 25, 2015, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 69. Mr. Walker worked in construction doing carpentry and concrete work. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam...
Police Reports (03/24/15)
Dexter Police March 21-23, 2015 At 8:24 a.m., Friday, March 20, Dexter Police responded to a single-vehicle accident on Stoddard Street. According to the report, the accident occurred when a 2015 GMC Yukon rolled backwards across a parking lot and crossed Catalpa Street, and continued down East Stoddard Street. The vehicle stopped when the rear of the vehicle struck the brick wall of The Grill...
Daren Lee Pulliam (03/23/15)
Daren Lee Pulliam, son of Virgil Lee (Pamela) Pulliam of Wappapello, Mo., and Carolyn Sue (Gill) Morgan Abbott, of Essex, Mo., was born May 19, 1978, in Dexter and died March 22, 2015, at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 36...
Shirley Faye Duffie (03/23/15)
Shirley Faye Duffie, daughter of the late Sylvester Grigery and Maggie Parr Grigery, was born on Sept. 18, 1935, in East Prairie, Mo., and died on March 22, 2015, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 79. Mrs. Duffie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie. She had worked as a supervisor at Brown Shoe Company and was a resident of Bernie...
Thelbert Wesley Hawk (03/23/15)
Thelbert Wesley Hawk, 81, died Feb. 22, 2015, in Poulsbo, Wash. He was born March 25, 1933, to Konley and Minnie Oma (Owens) Hawk in Bloomfield. He went on to serve honorably in the US Army from 1953-1955 during the Korean War, earning the rank of CPLT5. ...
Elnora (Cooksey/Cook) Adams (03/19/15)
Elnora Adams, daughter of the late Roy and Ofie Johnson of Canalou, Mo., was born July 26, 1932, at New Madrid, Mo., and died March 11, 2015, at the Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn., at the age of 82. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Ellendale Baptist Church in Bartlett, Tenn., and a former resident of Dexter. She loved spending time with her family, cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, fishing and reading...
Deward "Deke" Philpott (03/19/15)
Deward "Deke" Philpott, son of the late John and Emily Davis Philpott, was born on Oct. 21, 1944, and died at his home in Aquilla on March 17, 2015, at the age of 70. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Jesse J. Britton, Jr. (03/19/15)
Jesse J. Britton, Jr., son of the late Jesse J. Britton, Sr. and Beulah Britton, was born on Sept.16, 1926, in Dudley and died on March 18, 2015, at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital in Poplar Bluff at the age of 88. Mr. Britton had worked for Barker Salvage in Dudley and as a farmer. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War and was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County, currently residing in Dudley...
Glendon A. Bane (03/17/15)
Glendon A. Bane was born in Dexter, Stoddard County Mo., on July 6, 1924, an adopted son of Callie H. Dare and Henry H. Bane, and died Nov. 28, 2014, in Vancouver, Wash., where he had been a resident for 45 years. In 1937 his family moved to Bernie where he attended grade school and high school, graduating in June 1942...
Gale Lee Dutton (03/17/15)
Gale Lee Dutton of Davison, Mich., was born in Dexter, Mo., to the late Hardin and Daisy (Miller) Crowe and died March 12, 2015, at the Genesys Regional Medical Center at the age of 82. She married Jerry Dutton on July 18, 1953 in Dexter. Gale spent many years working as a secretary before retiring in 1983. ...
Glendon A. Bane (03/17/15)
Glendon A. Bane was born in Dexter, Stoddard County Mo., on July 6, 1924, an adopted son of Callie H. Dare and Henry H. Bane, and died Nov. 28, 2014, in Vancouver, Wash., where he had been a resident for 45 years. In 1937 his family moved to Bernie where he attended grade school and high school, graduating in June 1942...
Leroy Wellington Williams (03/16/15)
Leroy Wellington Williams, son of the late Abednego Williams and Lora Moore Williams was born in Ojibway, Mo., on Feb. 12, 1928, and died at his residence in Bernie on March 14, 2015, at the age of 87. Mr. Williams had built and ran Ship Ahoy Lanes in Malden. Later he was owner/operator of S and W Sales of Bernie. He was a member of Bernie Christian Church...
Opal F. Crites (03/16/15)
Opal F. Crites, of Saint Charles, Mo., died on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the age of 86. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Smith, born Sept. 8, 1928, in Dexter. Opal was a faithful member of Harvester Christian Church. She enjoyed shopping, reading, but most of all she loved her grandchildren...
George Harkness (03/16/15)
George Harkness, 84, of Dexter, died March 15, 2015, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Ruby E. Miller (03/16/15)
Ruby E. Miller, daughter of the late William Frank Stewart and Alma V. Bollinger Stewart, was born on June 2, 1918, in Stoddard County, Mo. and died at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter, Mo. after being a resident for eight years on March 15, 2015, at the age of 96...
Letha Laverne Walker Burleson (03/16/15)
Letha Laverne Walker Burleson, daughter of the late John Wade Walker and Della May Helm Walker, was born on Dec. 4, 1921 in Parma, Mo. and died on March 15, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Malden, Mo. at the age of 93. Mrs. Burleson was a member of the Church of Christ in Bernie and a resident of Dexter. She was a homemaker and worked alongside her husband as a farmer's wife...
Anna Pauline Allen (03/13/15)
Anna Pauline Allen, daughter of the late Robert Glenn and Carrie Buchanan Glenn was born in Acorn Ridge on Oct. 10, 1922, and died at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the age of 92. Mrs. Allen was a charter member of the Northside Baptist Church in Bernie, co-owner of Goodnight-Allen Real Estate and Insurance in Bernie and a resident of Bernie...
Hattie Nottingham (03/13/15)
Hattie Nottingham, daughter of the late Samual Allen and Myrtie May Lincoln Harper, was born in Idalia on March 20, 1913, and died at her home in St. Charles on March 12, 2015, at the age of 101. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements...
Velva "Teed" Hankins (03/13/15)
Velva "Teed" Hankins, daughter of the late Claud Atwater and Lucy Woods Little, was born in Parma on Nov. 11, 1932, and died at her home in Morehouse on March 12, 2015, at the age of 82. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements...
Darrell R. Martin (03/13/15)
Darrell R. Martin, son of the late R. C. Martin and Audrey Martin, was born on Jan. 18, 1950, in Sikeston and died on March 10, 2015, at his residence in Essex at the age of 65. Mr. Martin had worked as a Router Operator for Rowe Furniture Company in Morehouse...
Easter Lillie LaRue (03/12/15)
Easter Lillie LaRue, daughter of the late John Ancel and Lillie James LaRue, was born in LaValle, Mo., on April 12, 1925, and died at the Gassville Therapy and Living Center in Gassville, Ark., on March 10, 2015, at the age of 89. She had lived in Dexter most of her life and moved to Mt. Home, Ark., three years ago. She was a member of the Gospel Assembly...
Imogene Lape (03/12/15)
Imogene Lape, daughter of the late Cyrus Blevins and Sylvia Blevins, was born on March 7, 1923, in Essex and died on March 11, 2015, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau at the age of 92. Mrs. Lape was a resident of Dexter. On March 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Curtis R. Lape in Piggott, Ark. Mr. Lape preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2010...
Vaudine Jackson (03/12/15)
Vaudine Jackson, daughter of the late James Dan Goodrich and Mary Hargrove Goodrich, was born on April 27, 1931, in Bono, Ark., and died on March 10, 2015, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 83. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. ...
Lowan Edward Griffin (03/12/15)
Lowan Edward Griffin, son of the late William Fonzie and Mabel Funkhouser Griffin, was born in Dudley on Sept. 16, 1932, and died at the Washington County Hospital in Potosi, Mo., on March 8, 2015, at the age of 82. He had lived in Dudley until moving to Potosi in 1974. He had worked as an iron worker and was a member of the Iron Workers Local Union #396 in St. Louis. He was a member of the Potosi Church of God...
Robert Tracy Bennett (03/10/15)
Robert Tracy Bennett, son of Nora Yvonne Jackson Bennett and the late J. C. Bennett, was born in Dexter on June 6, 1961, and died at the Southeast HEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter on March 5, 2015, at the age of 53. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements...
Kenneth Marion Sandusky (03/10/15)
Kenneth Marion Sandusky, son of the late Grady Sandusky and Ruby Shelby Sandusky, was born on Dec. 25, 1936, in Stoddard County and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter on March 9, 2015, at the age of 78. Mr. Sandusky was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter. He taught 8th Grade Earth Science and Special Education for the Bernie School District and was a resident of Dexter...
Liesel Pierce (03/10/15)
Liesel Pierce, 79, of Poplar Bluff died March 01, 2015, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born May 16, 1935, in Bledesbach-Kusel, Germany to Friedrich and Maria Karolina (Kreutz) Clos. She is survived by two daughters: Sylvia Goines of Cape Girardeau and Kim Pierce of Dexter, Mo; by a son-in-law, Eric Goines, and a grandson, Eric Shane Goines and his wife, Shaina...
James Ralph "Jay" Sommers (03/09/15)
James Ralph "Jay" Sommers, son of the late James Russell Sommers and Vesta Jane Macom Sommers, was born on Sept. 22, 1937, in Jerusalem, Ark., and died on March 7, 2015, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 77. Mr. Sommers had worked as a farmer and was a resident of Puxico...
Maggie Marie Eaves (03/06/15)
Maggie Marie Eaves, daughter of the late Egbert James and Maggie Florence Middleton Ussery, was born in Owensville, Mo., on July 13, 1940, and died on March 6, 2015, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, at the age of 74. She had been raised in Mountain Grove, Mo., and has lived in Sikeston for many years where she had worked as a bus driver for the Sikeston Public Schools. She was a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church...
Jonnie Maddox (03/06/15)
Jonnie Maddox, daughter of the late Howard Leamon and Nora Lee Powell Cantrell, was born in Portageville, Mo., on June 2, 1953, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on March 3, 2015, at the age of 61. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements...
Virgie G. WIlson (03/04/15)
Virgie G. Wilson, daughter of the late William W. Asbell and Grace Davis Asbell, was born on Dec. 27, 1926, in Bloomfield and died on March 4, 2015, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 88. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. She retired as a teacher from the Dexter Public Schools, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a resident of Dexter...
Karen Jo Norman (03/04/15)
Karen Jo Norman, daughter of Benny Jo Jackson and the late Shirley Jean Evans Jackson, was born in Wichita, Kan., on Feb. 7, 1961, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center in Cape Girardeau on March 2, 2015, at the age of 54. Mrs. Norman was a secretary at the Just Rite Cleaners of Malden and was a resident of Bernie...
Sam Lee Powell (03/03/15)
Sam Lee Powell, son of the late Virgil Leon Powell and Nell Downing-Powell, was born March 29, 1940, in Kennett, Mo., and died March 1, 2015, at his residence in Malden, Mo., at the age of 74. Mr. Powell was a graduate of Malden High School in 1958 and Central Methodist College in 1962. ...
Earl Joseph Hubenthal (03/03/15)
Earl Joseph Hubenthal, 98, died Feb. 24, 2015, at his residence in Dexter. He was born Aug. 3, 1916, in St. Louis, Mo., to Joseph and Marie (Stahl) Hubenthal. Earl married Myrtle Margaret Scott on Aug. 27, 1943, in St. Louis. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2010, after 66 years of marriage...
Violet W. Smith (03/02/15)
Violet W. Smith, daughter of the late Wilburn and Julia C. Self Raybron, was born on April 18, 1920, in Morehouse and died at the Golden Living Center in Malden, on Feb. 28 2015, at the age of 94. Violet grew up in the Essex area where she owned her own restaurant. She then moved to St. Charles, Ill., where she worked for Continental Plastics where she retired. She moved to Bernie in 1985...
Fern Evelyn Smith Kirby (03/02/15)
Fern Evelyn Smith Kirby, daughter of the late Fred Smith and Ora Mae Triplett Smith Black, was born on Sept. 24, 1927, in Dexter and died on March 1, 2015, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 87. Mrs. Kirby attended the Assembly of God Church in Essex. ...
Dorothy Cobb (03/02/15)
Dorothy Cobb, daughter of the late Logan Abbott and Emma Gertrude Matthews Abbott was born on April 21, 1921, in Grayridge and died on Feb. 28, 2015, at Central Gardens Residential Care Facility in Dexter at the age of 93. Mrs. Cobb was a home-maker, member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church and a former resident Grayridge...
Stella Linson (02/27/15)
Stella Linson, daughter of the late John C. and Georgia Potter Hodge, was born in Harrisburg, Ill. on June 9, 1924, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico, Mo., on Feb. 25, 2015, at the age of 90. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Puxico is in charge of all arrangements...
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