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Obituaries

Cecil Ray Vincent, Jr. (10/30/14)
Cecil Ray Vincent, Jr., son of Cecil Vincent, Sr. and Judy Vincent of Bloomfield, was born on May 12, 1964, in Hopkinsville, Ky., and died on Oct. 27, 2014, at his residence in Puxico at the age of 50. Mr. Vincent worked as a Pharmacist and was the owner of Puxico Drugs in Puxico. He was a member of the Puxico Car Club and a past member of the Dexter Hospital Board. His favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing with his family...
Charlotte Jolliff (10/30/14)
Charlotte Jolliff, a Dexter resident, died on Oct. 26, 2014, at the age of 71. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangments.
Cecil Vincent, Jr. (10/28/14)
Cecil Vincent, Jr. died Monday, Oct. 28, 2014, at his Puxico residence at the age of 50. Plans are incomplete, but will be under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. A full obituary will appear online at www.dailystatesman.com and in Friday's edition of the paper as it is received...
James Harper (10/28/14)
James Harper, son of the late Henry E. Harper and Orta A. Reynolds Harper, and raised by Thomas and Mayme Harper Haydock, was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Bloomfield, Mo., and died Oct. 22, 2014, in Fenton, Mo., at the age of 91. Mr. Harper was retired from Missouri Illinois Tractor as a mechanic on heavy equipment, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having been awarded three Bronze Stars for campaigns in the China Offensive, India Burma and Central Burma...
Cathy M. Ogelvie (10/28/14)
Cathy M. Ogelvie, daughter of Franklin Lemay and Evalene Stults Lemay, both of Dexter, was born on Sept. 1, 1956, at Sikeston and died at her residence in rural Bernie on Oct. 28, 2014, at the age of 58. Mrs. Ogelvie was the pastor's wife at Sugar Tree General Baptist Church near Bernie, was a cashier at the Dexter Wal-Mart and a resident of rural Bernie...
Mitchell "Mitch" Calvin Conner (10/28/14)
Mitchell "Mitch" Calvin Conner, son of the late Calvin Granvil Conner and Betty Stoker Taylor of Dexter, was born on June 29, 1961, in Dexter and died on Oct. 11, 2014, at his residence in Cape Girardeau at the age of 53. Mr. Conner worked as a network administrator at Associate Electric in New Madrid and he was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in Desert Storm. ...
Louis Obards (10/28/14)
Louis Obards, son of the late Cecil Obards and Delma Ray Obards, was born on Feb. 2, 1948, in Bloomfield and died on Oct. 24, 2014, at his residence in Bloomfield at the age of 66. Mr. Obards was a former employee of WW Wood Products in Dudley, a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam era, and he was a resident of Bloomfield...
Annie E. Pruett (10/27/14)
Annie E. Pruett of Bloomfield, daughter of the late Ernest and Addie Mason Gromer, was born in Marquand, Mo., on Aug. 25, 1929, and died at her home in Bloomfield on Oct. 24, 2014, at the age of 85. On March 6, 1954, she was married to Loran Pruett in Holly Springs, Miss...
Robert Lee Massingill (10/24/14)
Robert Lee Massingill, son of the late Alexander Massingill and Betty Duvall Massingill, was born on May 15, 1939, in Hattieville, Ark., and died on Oct. 23, 2014, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., at the age of 75. Mr. Massingill was of the Baptist faith. He worked as a farmer and was the owner of Massingill Farms, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dexter...
Timmie Louis "T" Hampton (10/23/14)
Timmie Louis "T" Hampton was born April 12, 1950 and died at his home in Memphis, Tenn., on Oct. 18, 2014 at the age of 64. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Dorothy L. Edwards (10/23/14)
Dorothy L. Edwards was born in Dexter on May 31, 1933, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 81. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Donna Irene Shaver (10/20/14)
Donna Irene Shaver, daughter of Beryl Burroughs Hester of Dexter and the late James Hester, was born in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, England on Aug. 4, 1958, and died on Oct. 17, 2014, at her residence in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 56. Mrs. Shaver was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hayti and had worked as a cook at the Airport Caf in Dexter...
Therma Alfreda Reed (10/16/14)
Therma Alfreda Reed, daughter of the late Walter Alexander Summers and Allie Belle Davenport Summers, was born on Oct. 19, 1924, in Ardeola, Mo., and died on Oct. 11, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 89. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and a resident of Dexter...
Mitchell "Mitch" Calvin Conner (10/14/14)
Mitchell "Mitch" Calvin Conner, son of the late Calvin Granvil Conner and Betty Stoker Taylor of Dexter, was born on June 29, 1961, in Dexter and died on Oct. 11, 2014, at his residence in Cape Girardeau at the age of 53. Mr. Conner worked as a network administrator at Associate Electric in New Madrid. ...
Onie "Baby Hon" Clark (10/14/14)
Onie Clark, was born April 6, 1928, near Malden and died at her home in Essex on Oct. 12, 2014, at the age of 86. Watkins and Sons Funeral Services of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Carl Francis Robbins (10/14/14)
Carl Francis Robbins, age 101, of Dexter, died on Oct.13, 2014, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. He was born Oct. 3, 1913, in Greenville, Mo; son of Marion Francis and Emma Florence Myers Robbins. Mr. Robbins retired from the Chevrolet Manufacturing plant in Flint Mich., and was a member of the Sugar Tree General Baptist Church in Bernie...
Joyce M. Chapman (10/14/14)
Joyce M. Chapman, daughter of the late Thomas Edgar Griffin and Viola Ester Hume, was born in Malden, Mo., on Oct. 26, 1934, and died at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Home in Dexter on Oct.14, 2014, at the age of 79. Mrs. Chapman had lived around the Essex area her entire life. She was a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church in Essex. She had worked at Hart Truck Lines and Fram Filters as their secretary and as a cook at Richland Schools...
Francis Womack (10/14/14)
Frances E. Womack, daughter of the late Elgin Shaw and Ida Golden Haynes, was born on Oct. 8, 1926, in rural Hayti, Mo., and died on Oct. 12, 2014, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 88. Mrs. Womack was of the Nazarene faith and a homemaker. On March 27, 1943, she was united in marriage to Louis Harlond Womack. Mr. Womack survives of the home...
John R. Myers, Jr. (10/13/14)
John R. Myers, Jr., son of the late Richard Myers and Ruby Burke Myers, was born on April 15, 1946, in Dexter and died on Oct. 12, 2014, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 68. Mr. Myers worked for Bootheel Petroleum for 40 years and leaves many friends there. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam...
Mitchell Conner (10/13/14)
Mitchell "Mitch" Calvin Conner, son of the late Calvin Granvil Conner and Betty Stoker Taylor of Dexter, was born on June 29, 1961, in Dexter and died on Oct. 11, 2014, at his residence in Cape Girardeau at the age of 53. Mr. Conner worked as a network administrator at Associate Electric in New Madrid and was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in Desert Storm. ...
David Loyd Wheetley (10/10/14)
David Loyd Wheetley of Puxico, died at the age of 58 on Oct. 9, 2014, at hisPuxico home. All arrangements are under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Puxico.
Faye Leadley (10/10/14)
Faye Leadley, daughter of the late Tom C. Brawley and Irene Seals Brawley was born on July 9, 1935, in Bennington, Okla., and died on Oct. 9, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 79. Mrs. Leadley was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Faye Leadley (10/10/14)
Faye Leadley, daughter of the late Tom C. Brawley and Irene Seals Brawley was born on July 9, 1935, in Bennington, Okla., and died on Oct. 9, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 79. Mrs. Leadley was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Jesse D. Williams (10/10/14)
Jesse D. Williams, son of the late Robert and Willowdean Rogers Williams, was born in Paragould, Ark., on Sept. 9, 1933, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, on Oct. 8, 2014, at the age of 81. Mr. Williams had lived in San Diego, Calif., for many years, moved to Bloomfield in 1959 and had lived in the Cape Girardeau and Jackson area the past several years. He was an area sales manager for Ortho Mattress...
Billy Joe Ellis (10/09/14)
Billy Joe Ellis, was born on June 25, 1935, and died at his home in Morehouse, on Oct. 7, 2014, at the age of 79. Watkins and Sons Funeral Services of Morehouse is in charge of all arrangements.
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Oscar Taveras
    Oscar Taveras was a Dominican-born baseball player, signed by the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. After six impressive seasons in the minor leagues, Taveras was called up to the big leagues in 2014. Highly touted coming out of the minors, Taveras played the outfield – mostly center field.
  • Marcia Strassman
    Marcia Strassman was an actress known for Welcome Back, Kotter and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, as well as its sequel Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and spin-off Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!
  • Robert Gallagher
    Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher was a decorated war hero whose action as a platoon sergeant with Task Force Ranger in Somalia served as the basis for the film Black Hawk Down. He also served in Panama during Operation Just Cause, as well as in the US’ second invasion of Iraq. He was awarded two Purple [...]
  • Benjamin C. Bradlee
    Benjamin C. Bradlee was executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He is best known for his role in bringing the Watergate scandal to light during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
  • Nelson Bunker Hunt
    Bunker Hunt was an American oil executive who amassed a large fortune in in the 1960s and 1970s – somewhere around $16 billion. By the end of 1979, Hunt had lost the majority of his fortune when silver prices collapsed. For the previous decade or so, Hunt had been amassing huge amounts of silver. Known [...]
  • Oscar de la Renta
    Oscar de la Renta was a fashion designer, who became internationally known in the 1960s thanks to his work with Jackie Kennedy. His company has gone on to become popular among celebrities and royalty.
  • Gerard Parkes
    Actor of the stage and screen, Gerard (Gerry) Parkes was born in Ireland but moved to Canada to kick off his acting career. He’s best known in the States for playing the role of Doc on Fraggle Rock. Parkes actually had a thing for playing “Doc” roles – playing “Doc” on the Canadian TV show [...]
  • Elizabeth Peña
    Elizabeth Peña was an actress and film director. She appeared in numerous movies and TV shows including Jacob’s Ladder and Modern and Family.
  • Jan Hooks
    Jan Hooks was an actress and comedian best known for being a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991. She also appeared in a number of television and film roles including: Designing Women, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and Batman Returns.
  • Sarah Goldberg
    Sarah Goldberg was an actress, who appeared on 7th Heaven and 90210. She was landed a role in Jurassic Park III after moving out west to pursue a career in acting. She also went by Sarah Danielle Madison.