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Obituaries

Freda Miller (11/25/14)
Freda Miller, age 92, of Huron Township, Mich., died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Oakwood Heritage Hospital in Taylor, Mich. Born on Jan. 3, 1922, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., she was the daughter of Frank and Lillie (Koonce) English. Freda was a mail carrier for the US Postal Service for 30 years until retiring...
Randy Alan Stewart (11/24/14)
Randy Alan Stewart, son of Charles Stewart of Wyandotte, Mich., and the late Anna Ruth Spurlock Stewart, was born on Oct. 14, 1959, in Dearborn, Mich., and died on Nov. 23, 2014, at his Dexter home at the age of 55. Mr. Stewart was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, and was previously employed as the customer service manager at NewWave Communications in Dexter...
Frank D. Strickland (11/24/14)
Frank D. Strickland, formerly of Dexter, Mo., and son of John Eugene and Frances LaRue Strickland was born on March 12, 1937, in Dexter and died on Nov. 11, 2014. Frank married Judith Anne Angle of Dexter, on June 22, 1957. He served in the U.S. Army which brought Frank to the state of Washington in 1959. Frank was a long time resident of Puyallup, Wash., and his love of hunting and fishing across this state, Canada and Alaska kept his passion alive for years...
Randy Alan Stewart (11/24/14)
Randy Alan Stewart, son of Charles Stewart of Wyandotte, Mich., and the late Anna Ruth Spurlock Stewart, was born on Oct. 14, 1959, in Dearborn, Mich., and died on Nov. 23, 2014, at his Dexter home at the age of 55. Mr. Stewart was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, and was previously employed as the customer service manager at NewWave Communications in Dexter...
Frank D. Strickland (11/24/14)
Frank D. Strickland, formerly of Dexter, Mo., and son of John Eugene and Frances LaRue Strickland was born on March 12, 1937, in Dexter and died on Nov. 11, 2014. Frank married Judith Anne Angle of Dexter, on June 22, 1957. He served in the U.S. Army which brought Frank to the state of Washington in 1959. Frank was a long time resident of Puyallup, Wash., and his love of hunting and fishing across this state, Canada and Alaska kept his passion alive for years...
Garry K. (Kenny) Anderson (11/23/14)
Garry K. (Kenny) Anderson, age 73, died Nov. 21, 2014 at his home in Sikeston, Mo. He was born March 7, 1941 in Bloomfield, Mo., son of Edna (Wolpers) Anderson of Dexter and the late Emil "Cotton" Anderson. He was a member of the Missouri National Guard at Dexter, Mo. and had worked as a lineman for 40 years before retiring from SEMO Electric...
Oleta Odum (11/20/14)
Oleta Odum, daughter of the late Victor Allgood and Bertha Crites Allgood, was born on May 14, 1921, in Lutesville, Mo., and died on Nov. 19, 2014, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 93. Mrs. Odum was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter. She had worked as a seamstress at Elders Manufacturing and was a resident of Dexter...
Robin Renee McDonald (11/20/14)
Robin Renee McDonald, daughter of Danny Ray Stinson of Bloomfield and the late Bonnie Sue Parris Stinson, was born on June 8, 1969, in Overland, Mo., and died on Nov. 18, 2014, in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 45. Mrs. McDonald worked as a truck dispatcher for Factory Motor Parts in St. Louis...
Lorella Mae Wood (11/20/14)
Lorella Mae Wood of St. Petersburg, Fla., was born Sept. 5, 1928 and died Oct. 22, 2014, at the age of 86. Watkins and Sons Funeral Services of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Francis Fuller Lee (11/20/14)
Francis Fuller Lee, 84, of Almo, Ky., formerly of Camden, Tenn., was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Tiptonville, Tenn., to the late John Sylvester and Beatrice Brown Sylvester and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Mo., on Nov. 17, 2014. She is survived by one son, Charles "Chuck" Edward (Joanne) Fuller of Almo., Ky.; one daughter, Shirley "April" Lovell of Puxico, Mo.; three grandchildren, Sonja Janeen Fuller (Luke Bognar) of Young, Australia, Shirley Whittaker of Dexter, Mo., and Brian Lovell of Mo.; two great-granddaughters, Lilly Ann and Abigail Bognar of Young, Australia. ...
Nancy Webb (11/18/14)
Nancy Lee Acord Webb, 85, of Dexter, died Nov. 18, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter. She was born June 3, 1929 in Aquilla, the daughter of the late James Preston Acord and Miza Stroup Acord. Nancy was a 1946 graduate of Dexter High School. She attended Harris Teachers College, Southeast Missouri Teachers College, and Arkansas State College...
Gale Miller (11/17/14)
Gale Miller, son of the late Otis Miller and Muriel Ward Miller, was born Oct. 24, 1950, in Dexter and died on Nov. 16, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau at the age of 64. Mr. Miller was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. He was co-owner of Gisi Oil and had worked as a sales representative for Dexter Ready Mix...
Delbert Dean Bishop, Sr. (11/13/14)
Delbert Dean Bishop, Sr., 87, of Oran died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 9, 1927, in Neelys Landing, son of Archie and Margaret "Maggie" Bullard Bishop. He and Marjorie "Margie" Weddle were married May 13, 1951, in Amity, Ind. To this union, four wonderful sons were born...
William C. "Bill" Massey (11/12/14)
William C. "Bill" Massey William C. "Bill" Massey of Bloomfield, son of the late William Chandler Massey, Sr. and Edith Henley Massey, and was born in Morenci, Arizona on August 20, 1928, and died at his home in Bloomfield on November 11, 2014, at the age of 86 years, 2 months and 22 days...
Joseph R. Brown (11/11/14)
Joseph R. Brown, 92, of Bell City, died Nov. 7, 2014, at his home. He was born July 18, 1922, at Bell City, the son of B. Rust and Louise E. Vollmar Brown. Joe was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII. He had been a POW for 39 months; from 1942-1945 in Japan...
Bobby Jones (11/11/14)
Bobby Jones 81, of Essex, was born Aug. 8, 1933, and died Nov. 8, 2014. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Bill Gene Hueckel (11/11/14)
Bill Gene Hueckel, son of the late Walter Hueckel and Edna Newby Hueckel, was born on Sept.18, 1929 in Vinson, Mo., and died on Nov. 9, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 85. Mr. Hueckel had worked as a farmer and was a member of the Dexter Eagles Lodge and the Essex Lions Club...
James Barry Crosby, Jr. (11/07/14)
James Barry Crosby, Jr., son of the late James B. Crosby, Sr. and Phyllis Land Crosby was born on May 18, 1959, in Woburn, Mass., and died on Nov. 5, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 55. Mr. Crosby had worked as a tool and die maker at L & M Manufacturing in Fisk and was a resident of Dexter. He enjoyed woodworking and was a very proud grandfather...
C.H. "Trey" Parsons (11/06/14)
C. H. "Trey" Parsons, III, the older son of C. H. Parsons, Jr., and Betty Sue Parsons was born at Cape Girardeau, Mo., on May 3, 1967, and died on Nov. 2, 2014, at the age of 47. Trey graduated from Dexter High School with the Class of 1985. He received a football scholarship from the University of Missouri where he attended until he sustained a career ending injury. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1994 with a B.S. Degree...
Theral "Tubie" Vanover (11/06/14)
Theral "Tubie" Vanover, of Puxico, was born Aug. 24, 1954, and died Nov. 3, 2014, at the age of 60. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Darrel Wayne Carson (11/06/14)
Darrel Wayne Carson, son of Eula Mae Hatchel Carson and the late Layton Vaughn Carson, was born in Dexter, on June 5, 1955, and died at his residence in Malden on Nov. 4, 2014, at the age of 59. Mr. Carson had worked for over 25 years at Federal Mogul Corporation and recently employed by Nestle Purina Company of Bloomfield. He was a member of Corner Gospel Fellowship of Bernie...
James Barry Crosby, Jr. (11/06/14)
James Barry Crosby, Jr., son of the late James B. Crosby, Sr. and Phyllis Land Crosby was born on May 18, 1959, in Woburn, Mass., and died on Nov. 5, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 55. Mr. Crosby had worked as a tool and die maker at L & M Manufacturing in Fisk and was a resident of Dexter. He enjoyed woodworking and was a very proud grandfather...
Pamela Sue Reazin (11/03/14)
Pamela Sue Reazin, daughter of George Reno and Ruby Berkey Reno of Buras, La., was born on Sept. 2, 1956, in Kansas City, Kan., and died on Nov. 1, 2014, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 58. Mrs. Reazin was a member of the Living Water Worship Center in Bloomfield, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Rev. Lex Junior Horner (11/03/14)
Rev. Lex Junior Horner, son of the late Clyde and Hazel Furrow Horner was born at Risco on Jan. 2, 1936, and departed this life for his heavenly home on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County at the age of 78. Lex was a loving husband, father and grandfather who lived his life to the fullest. ...
Rev. Bob Holland (11/03/14)
Rev. Bob Holland of Bloomfield, was born March 1, 1933, and died Oct. 31, 2014, at the age of 81. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of all arrangements.
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Marion Barry
    Marion Barry was a democratic politician, who served as the second elected Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and then again as the fourth from 1995 to 1999. He was also a member of the Council of the District of Columbia for Ward 8. Barry is also known as the first [...]
  • Mike Nichols
    Mike Nichols was an American director, writer, and producer whose direction of the 1968 classic The Graduate won him an Academy Award. Nichols was a Hollywood heavyweight, directing films like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl, The Birdcage, Closer, and Charlie Wilson’s War. Nichols, who was born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, [...]
  • Carol Ann Susi
    Carol Ann Susi was an actress known for being the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory. She also appeared in Coyote Ugly; Just Go with It; Becker; Grey’s Anatomy; That ’70s Show; Out of Practice; Cats & Dogs; Just Shoot Me; Married… with Children; The King of Queens; Death Becomes Her; Seinfeld; [...]
  • Richard Schaal
    Richard Schaal was an American TV and movie actor who began his career in Chicago’s famous Second City improv troupe. He’s best known for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore show, but he also appeared an many classic sitcoms including Rhoda and The Bob Newhart Show.
  • Jack Bruce
    Jack Bruce was a musician best known for his work as the bass player from Cream. He did maintain a solo career for several decades and appeared in various groups as a bassist, songwriter, harmonica player, pianist, and cellist.
  • Tom Sneddon
    Thomas Sneddon, Jr. was a lawyer who served more than 30 years as a prosecutor, and more than 20 years as a District Attorney. As the DA of Santa Barbara County, CA, Sneddon unsuccessfully prosecuted Michael Jackson on child molestation charges.
  • Tom Magliozzi
    Tom Magliozzi was the co-host of Car Talk, a weekly show on NPR. He and Raymond Magliozzi were known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers.
  • Wayne Static
    Wayne Static was a musician best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Static-X, which rose to prominence in the late 90s during the nu-metal movement. Songs included Push It, Bled for Days, and I’m with Stupid.
  • 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!