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Obituaries

Linda Kay Jones (06/02/15)
Linda Kay Jones, daughter of Tommy James and Anna Mae Oker Collins, was born in Hayti on June 8, 1967, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Care Center in Dexter on May 31, 2015, at the age of 47. She lived most all her life in Haywood until she moved to Parma six years ago. She was of the Baptist faith...
Police Reports (06/01/15)
Dexter Police May 30 - June 1, 2015 At 9:42 a.m., Friday, May 29, Dexter Police investigated a report of failure to return property from 103 West Business Highway 60. At 10:37 a.m., Saturday, May 30, Dexter Police arrested Joshua L. Scowden, 28, of Poplar Bluff, on the charge of DWI...
Joyce Baker (06/01/15)
Joyce Baker of Dexter, the daughter of the late Bryant Baker and Madline Mitchell Baker, was born on Sept. 20, 1935, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on May 29, 2015, at the age of 79. She is survived by one sister, Nanny Avery and her husband, Henry of Dexter; two brothers, Burlen Baker and his wife, Madge of Dalton, Mass., and Vernon Bakers and his wife, Kaye of Drummond, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews also survive...
Elma Louise Johnson (06/01/15)
Elma Louise Johnson, daughter of the late James and Minnie Newell Grim, was born in Essex on April 22, 1935, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center in Cape Girardeau on May 31, 2015, at the age of 80. Mrs. Johnson had lived in High Ridge, Mo., before moving to Dexter 22 years ago. She had owned and operated a beauty shop in High Ridge. She attended services at the Church On The Rock in Morehouse...
Delsie Marie Hawley (06/01/15)
Delsie Marie Hawley, 92, was born Aug. 15, 1922, in Pineville, Ark., to Arville Bell and Fannie (Wood) Marchant and died May 30, 2015. She was the oldest of five children and she worked for many years at Elders Manufacturing in Dexter. She was a gifted seamstress and loved to make clothing and quilt tops she was an avid gardener and loved to cook. She loved life on the farm and resided there most of her adult life...
Ruby Mae Stanfield (06/01/15)
Ruby Mae Stanfield, daughter of the late Ralph W. Fralick and Ella Gray Thomas, was born on Sept. 18, 1919, in Clarkton, Mo., and died on May 31, 2015, at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 95. Mrs. Stanfield was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie and a resident of Bernie. ...
Marie Hubbard (06/01/15)
Marie Hubbard, daughter of the late J.A. Sharp and Gertrude Keaton Sharp was born on Oct. 3, 1928, in Gosnell, Ark., and died on May 29, 2015, at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Cape Girardeau at the age of 86. Mrs. Hubbard was the owner of Hubbard's Jewelry, which has been located in Historic Downtown Dexter for decades. ...
Dorothy Mae Bledsoe (05/29/15)
Dorothy Mae Bledsoe, daughter of the late David Estele and Miama Belle Lusk Wood, was born in Detroit, Mich. on July 9, 1929, and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Mo. on May 28, 2015, at the age of 85. Mrs. Bledsoe had lived most of her life in Dexter, Mo., although she lived in California for six years and moved back to Dexter in 1969. She had worked at the Hickory Log Restaurant and at Hudson Foods. She was a member of the Ark of Hope Church in Dexter...
James W. Heaton, Jr. (05/29/15)
James W. Heaton, Jr., son of the late James W. Heaton, Sr. and Clara Mae Petiford Heaton, was born on Sept.14, 1938, in Sikeston and died on May 24, 2015, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 76. Mr. Heaton retired from the United States Army with the rank of Command Sergeant Major and was a resident of Dudley...
Bobby Joe Arnold (05/29/15)
Bobby Joe Arnold, was born on June 5, 1940, and died on May 27, 2015, at the age 74. Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico is in charge of all arrangements.
Marie Hubbard (05/29/15)
Marie Hubbard of Dexter died early Friday morning, May 29, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but will be under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ruth F. Redman (05/28/15)
Ruth F. Redman, 90, died May 26, 2015, at Robings Manor in Brighton, Ill. She was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Dexter, the daughter of the late Oren and Flossie L. (Bean) Hutchcraft. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Alton, Ill., and for six years she enjoyed volunteering at St. Anthony's Hospital in the gift shop. She retired in 1983 after 27 years of service as a data processing clerk with Rexall Drug Company...
Charles Issac Farmer (05/28/15)
Charles Issac Farmer, son of the late Charles Roscoe Farmer and Lucy Ann Ruggles Farmer, was born on Jan. 7, 1925, in Chaffee and died on May 26, 2015, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 90. Mr. Farmer was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Delta Asphalt and Brown Sand and Gravel. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, an avid fisherman and hunter...
Charles Issac Farmer (05/26/15)
Charles Issac Farmer, 90, of Dexter died on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Betty Lou Musgrave (05/26/15)
Betty Lou Musgrave, daughter of the late Henry and Edna Grunner Souders, was born July 30, 1927, in Oak Hill, Mo., and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on May 25, 2015, at the age of 87. She had lived in the Bloomfield area all her life and was a member of the Light House Church of Dexter. She worked for many years at Purolator before her retirement...
Sandra Layton (05/26/15)
Sandra Faye Layton, died on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at the BarnesJewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 63. She was born Feb. 9th, 1952, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Edgar and Nadine Barnhill. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Dexter...
Emilye Garner (05/26/15)
Emilye Garner, was born on Nov. 22, 1926, in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada and died at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter on May 23, 2015, at the age of 88. Mrs. Garner was a member of the Bernie Christian Church, had previously worked at the Midway Drive In, Family Drive In and Weeks Theater all in Dexter. ...
Verna Dean Godwin (05/22/15)
Verna Godwin, daughter of the late Yewell Lawrence and Pearl White Lawrence was born on Sept. 1, 1930, in Stoddard County and died on May 22, 2015, at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, at the age of 84. Mrs. Godwin was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, former Chairman of the Stoddard County Children's Home board, formerly employed at Bloomfield and Dexter Public Schools, Past President of Stoddard County Women's Council for County Improvement, past co-chairman of Stoddard County Arts and Humanities, Council member of Missouri Council on Arts, named 1965 Woman of Year, and was also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Delta Kappa.. ...
Wanda Pullum (05/22/15)
Wanda Pullum, daughter of the late John Clyde and Pearl Baker Cook, was born in Bloomfield on July 7, 1931, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on May 22, 2015, at the age of 83. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of all arrangements...
Charlene Robertson (05/21/15)
Charlene Myers Robertson, daughter of the late Chester Garfield Myers and Matilda Jane Pace Myers, was born on Aug. 17, 1930, at Campbell and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on May 21, 2015, at the age of 84. Mrs. Robertson was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a former school secretary and a resident of Dexter...
John Henry Underwood (05/21/15)
John Henry Underwood, 77, son of the late Roy Emmitt and Norma Davis Underwood, was born in Bloomfield on July 29, 1937, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on May 19, 2015. John had lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter and was an active member of the community's coffee shop participants...
Lt. Col. Clifford T. Manlove (Ret) (05/21/15)
Lt. Col. Clifford T. Manlove (Ret.) was born on Nov. 12, 1917, in Wood River, Ill., and died on May 20, 2015, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 97. Cliff Manlove was a Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, American Legion Post #59, Dexter Elks Lodge and the Daedalians Fraternity of Military Pilots...
Brenda Smith (05/21/15)
Brenda Smith, daughter of the late Sylvester August and Rita Marie Hagen Wibbenmeyer, was born in Perryville on Sept. 8, 1955, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, on May 18, 2015, at the age of 59. Arrangements are under the direction of Watkins Funeral Services of Parma...
Mary Gromer (05/19/15)
Mary Gromer, daughter of the late Ernest and Addie Mason Gromer, was born in Marquand, Mo., on Aug. 29, 1932, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., on May 18, 2015, at the age of 82. She had lived in Dexter most of her life and had worked at Swift and Company, International Hat Factory and Crowley Ridge Care Center before she retired. She had attended the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Betty June Noyes (05/18/15)
Betty June Noyes, daughter of the late Richard Townsend and Faye Wilson Townsend, was born on Feb. 12, 1933, and died on May 18, 2015, at her residence in Essex at the age of 82. Mrs. Noyes was a member of the Vision of Hope General Baptist Church in Essex and a resident of Essex. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Betsy Palmer
    Betsy Palmer was an actress best known for her role as Mrs. Voorhees, the mother of Jason Voorhees in the original Friday the 13th. While she thought the movie was terrible and that nobody would see it back when it was made, it would go on to become her most famous role by far, and […]
  • Beau Biden
    Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III was the son of Vice President Joe Biden, and an attorney as well as an officer in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. (JAG).
  • Reynaldo Rey
    Reynaldo Rey was an actor, comedian, and TV personality best known for roles in Friday, House Party 3, White Men Can’t Jump, A Rage in Harlem, and Harlem Nights.
  • Michael King
    Michael King was the co-creator of television programs like Oprah, Dr. Phil. He created the shows with his brother Roger, who died in 2007. They ran King World Productions after taking it over when their father Charles King, who founded the company, died in the 70s. The company also acquired Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
  • B.B. King
    B.B. King (birth name Riley B. King) was an American blues singer and guitarist. He is generally regarded as one of the best guitarists of all time and one of the best blues musicians ever. Known for his grueling show schedule, B.B. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. […]
  • Dave Goldberg
    Dave Goldberg was a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and CEO of online survey company SurveyMonkey. Before that, Goldberg founded LAUNCH Media in 1994 – a company that was later acquired by Yahoo. He was married to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
  • Ben E. King
    Ben E. King was a singer best known for the classic tune Stand by Me, which he also co-wrote. The song was a Top 10 hit in the U.S. in two different decades – the 60s when it was released, and in the 80s thanks to the film of the same name. King was also […]
  • Jean Nidetch
    Jean Nidetch was the co-founder of Weight Watchers, the company that provides good and services to aid in weight loss. In the early 1960s, Nidetch started a support group with several overweight friends, which eventually became the Weight Watchers organization. It was sold to the H.J. Heinz company in 1978.
  • Jack Ely
    Jack Ely was a guitarist and singer best known for singing Louie Louie with The Kingsmen. He co-founded the group, but was forced out before playing with The Courtmen.
  • Suzanne Crough
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