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Obituaries

Wilma Lee (Rhodes) McDonald (07/22/14)
Wilma Lee (Rhodes) McDonald died Saturday July 19, 2014 in a caring home in Novato, Calif. at the age of 92. A memorial service will be held at the Grissom Funeral Home in San Lorenzo, Calif. Wilma was born in Acorn Ridge, Mo., on March 31, 1922, the youngest child of Owen Vernon Rhodes and Alice (Skelton) Rhodes. In 1941 she graduated from Bloomfield High School...
Teddy J. Cook (07/21/14)
Teddy J. Cook, 75, of Fot Dodge, Iowa, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Trinity Regional Medical Center. Teddy Joe Cook was born on July 13, 1939, in Dexter, Mo., he was raised and educated in Dexter graduating from Dexter High School in 1958. He served in the National Guard and Army Reserve from 1955 to 1964. Teddy played minor league baseball and was even called up to try out with the St. Louis Cardinals...
Willard L. Levingston (07/21/14)
Willard L. Levingston, 87, of Fruitland Park, Fla., died Friday, July 18, 2014. He was born April 13,1927, in Zalma, Mo., and was a longtime resident of Weston and Independence, Mo. He moved to Florida from Weston, Mo., in 1992. Willard was a retired airline mechanic for TWA Airlines and a Veteran of the US Army during WWII. He liked to tinker and tool...
Brett Allen Frazier (07/21/14)
Brett Allen Frazier, son of Thomas and Rita Wheeler Frazier of Dexter, was born on Sept. 23, 1962, in Seymour, Ind., and died on July 19, 2014, at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County at the age of 51. Mr. Frazier was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter and was a former Quality Technician at Arvin Automotive in Dexter...
Brett Frazier (07/20/14)
Brett Frazier, 50, of Dexter, son of Tom and Rita Frazier, died suddenly on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Visitation will take place Monday, July 21 at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m., with services on Tuesday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. A complete obituary will appear as it is received...
Rev. Roy George Bennett (07/17/14)
Rev. Roy George Bennett was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Corning, Ark., and died July 16, 2014, at the Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City, Ky., at the age of 88. Collier Funeral Home in Benton, Ky., is in charge of all arrangements.
Luther H. Cagle (07/17/14)
Luther H. Cagle of Malden, Mo., was born Jan. 6, 1933, in Lilbourn, Mo., to the late Luther Thomas (Tom) and Vera Moore Cagle and died at his residence on July 10, 2014, at the age of 81. On June 7, 1952, he married Joyce Manning in Piggott, Ark. She preceded him in death on July 30, 2007...
Robert Richard "Bob" Black (07/17/14)
Robert Richard "Bob" Black, 83, of Scott City, Mo., died July 16, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Cardwell, Mo., to Ulyses Marion and Cora O. Francis Black. He and Ruth Louise Kirkman were married June 4, 1949. He later married June Martin Baugh on Aug. 7, 1999...
Daniel James Raymond Hunsaker (07/17/14)
Daniel James Raymond Hunsaker, son of Danny Hunsaker of West Plains, Missouri and Vickie Radford Smith of Dexter, Missouri, was born on July 17, 1987 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and departed this life on July 14, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 26 years, 362 days...
Karen Sue McCoy (07/17/14)
Karen Sue McCoy, 57, of Plano, Tex., died July 13, 2014. She was born April 7, 1957, the daughter of Larry McCoy and Doris June Orr McCoy. McCoy graduated from Dexter High School in 1975, and held a bachelors degree from Southeast Missouri State University and a MBA from the University of Dallas. She was employed by Pearl Optical and MCI for a number of years...
Daniel James Raymond Hunsaker (07/16/14)
Daniel James Raymond Hunsaker, son of Danny Hunsaker of West Plains, Missouri and Vickie Radford Smith of Dexter, Missouri, was born on July 17, 1987 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and departed this life on July 14, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 26 years, 362 days...
Raymond Gale Eaton (07/15/14)
Raymond Gale Eaton, President of FTI Printing, died early Tuesday morning at his home in Essex, Mo. Gale was born May 22, 1954 in Dexter, Mo. to the late Maxine Eaton Lacey and Rueben Lacey. He graduated from Richland High School and married his wife, Melody (Hampton) Eaton in 1973...
Robert Lee King (07/14/14)
Robert Lee King, age 56, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at his home in Sikeston, Mo. He was born May 16, 1958 in Sikeston, son of the late L.E. and Lillian (Harder) King. Robert was a self employed farmer of King Farm & Sons. He attended New Life Ministries at New Madrid and was of the Baptist faith...
Jewel Evelyn Smith (07/11/14)
Jewel Evelyn Smith of Dexter, formerly of Kennett, was born March 21, 1929, in Tennessee to William Wesley and Grace Annie Tabor Smith and died July 5, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH of Stoddard County at the age of 85. On March 28, 1944, she was united in marriage to Jesse Leroy Smith in Osceola, Ark. She loved to visit with family and her friends from church, First General Baptist of Dexter and she loved to hear Conway Twitty sing "Hello Darlin'"...
Charles E. Christian (07/11/14)
Charles Eugene Christian, son of the late Warner Christian and Erma Harris Christian, was born on Jan. 29, 1937, in Puxico and died on July 11, 2014, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 77. Since 1962, Mr. Christian owned and operated Christian's Store in Bloomfield and was a resident of Bloomfield...
Randell H. Kincy (07/08/14)
Randell H. Kincy, son of the late Aldon and Lenora (Cato) Kincy, was born in Dexter on Jan. 17, 1962, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center on June 26, 2014, at the age of 52. Randy spent his career working in sales and marketing. He was united in marriage to Yolanda Brown, on June 27, 1999...
Shirley Jane Landers Thompson (07/08/14)
Shirley Jane Landers Thompson, 87, of Millstadt, Ill., died at the Freeburg Care Center on June 24, 2014. She was born April 11, 1927, in Dexter, Mo., to Walter and Thelma Landers. Shirley graduated from William Jewell College in 1949 and began teaching in Bell City and in 1950 married William Thompson. ...
Dianne Curtis (07/08/14)
Dianne Curtis, daughter of the late Elvie Childress and Bernice Viola Beal Clark, was born on April 12, 1945, in Tiptonville, Tenn., and died on July 6, 2014, at Cedargate Skilled Nursing Facility in Poplar Bluff at the age of 69. Mrs. Curtis was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ, a homemaker and a resident of Malden...
Wanda A. Kelm (07/07/14)
Wanda A. Kelm, 72, of Advance, died July 6, 2014, at her home in Advance. She was born Nov.16, 1941, the daughter of Carl and Marjorie Cheathan Denton. Wanda had been a homemaker and a member of Advance First Church. She loved being a mother and loved her pets...
Terzah Cope (07/07/14)
Terzah Cope, of St. Peters, Mo., was born Nov. 21, 1929, to the late Orville J. and Gertie M. McClain and died Friday, July 4, 2014, at the age of 84. Baue Funeral and Memorial Center in St. Charles, Mo., is in charge of all arrangements.
Lyman Fowler (07/07/14)
Lyman Fowler, son of the late Floyd and Lottie Helderman Fowler, was born in Advance on April 6, 1926, and died at his home in Puxico on July 4, 2014, at the age of 88. He had lived in the Puxico area most of his life, worked for the Missouri Highway Department, farmed and had driven a school bus for the Puxico School District for 26 years. ...
Tula Mae Langford (07/03/14)
Tula Mae Langford was born in Puxico on Sept., 20, 1920, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on June 29, 2014, at the age of 93. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Puxico is in charge of all arrangements.
Virginia Hendrix (07/03/14)
Virginia Hendrix, 73, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., was born Aug. 15, 1940, and died at her residence July 1, 2014. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo.
Michael A. "Mike" Brown (07/03/14)
Michael A. "Mike" Brown, was born in Sikeston on Oct.11, 1961, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center in Cape Girardeau on June 30, 2014, at the age of 52. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Charles Dwaine Hoggard (07/03/14)
Charles Dwaine Hoggard, Sr., son of the late A. C. Hoggard and Ruthie B. Flowers Hoggard, was born on June 14, 1943, in Malden and died on July 1, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 71. Mr. Hoggard had retired from the tool and die department at Arvin in Dexter, was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a resident of Dexter...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • John Fasano
    John Fasano was a film director, producer, and screenwriter. His films include Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare, Black Roses, and The Jitters. He also co-rote Another 48 Hours.
  • James Garner
    James Garner was an actor best known for roles on the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files. He also appeared in over 50 films, including The Great Escape, Victor Victoria, and The Notebook, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
  • Skye McCole Bartusiak
    Skye McCole Bartusiak was an actress best known for roles in The Patriot and Don’t Say a Word. She also appeared in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Boogeyman, and Kill Your Darlings.
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer and activist whose works took on racially-charged themes, especially apartheid in her home country. Her famous novels include 1974′s The Conservationist, 1979′s Burger’s Daughter, 1981′s July’s People, and 1987′s A Sport of Nature. She also wrote numerous collections of short fiction and essays. Gordimer received the Nobel Prize [...]
  • Johnny Winter
    Johnny Winter (real name: John Dawson Winter III) was a blues guitarist, singer, and producer. He produced three Grammy-award-winning albums for Muddy Waters, and recorded several Grammy-nominated albums of his own. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.
  • Tommy Ramone
    Tommy Ramone (real name Thomas Erdelyi) was the original drummer for The Ramones He played with the band through its first four albums.
  • Lorin Maazel
    Lorin Maazel was a conductor, violinist, and composer. He was music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
  • Walter Dean Myers
    Walter Dean Myers was an author of children’s and young adult books with over a hundred of them to his name. Among his most well-known are Fallen Angels, Sunrise Over Fallujah, and Monster.
  • Bob Hastings
    Bob Hastings was an actor who appeared in films, on television, and on radio. Including voice acting (which he did a lot of), Hastings has over 150 acting credits to his name. He’s probably best known, however, for his portrayal of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale’s Navy.
  • Meshach Taylor
    Meshach Taylor was an actor known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women and Hollywood in the film Mannequin. He was also on the show Dave’s World.