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Obituaries

Carol J. Adams Blagg (08/29/14)
Carol J. Adams Blagg, of Dexter, was born July 10, 1951, in Risco to James Edward Adams and Dixie Marie Gremore Adams, and died Aug. 24, 2014 at the age of 63. Ms. Blagg was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one son, Michael Allen Canoy of Poplar Bluff; and one daughter, Angela Dawn Canoy of Malden; six grandchildren; two brothers, George Wayne Adams of New Madrid and Ronald Adams of Gideon; four sisters, Dixie Corn and Pat Taylor of Risco, Vicki Klein of North Little Rock, Ark., and Sandy Turner of Warrenton, Mo.. ...
James Franklin "Jim" Jarrell (08/29/14)
James Franklin "Jim" Jarrell, the son of the late Lloyd Leslie and Pauline Wilburn Jarrell, was born in Pyletown, Mo., on Sept. 20, 1939, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 26, 2014, at the age of 74. Mr. Jarrell had lived in Arizona for many years and moved to Dexter in 1973...
James F. "Jim" Jarrell (08/28/14)
James Franklin Jarrell, the son of the late Lloyd Leslie and Pauline Wilburn Jarrell, was born in Pyletown, Mo., on Sept. 20, 1939, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 26, 2014, at the age of 74. Mr. Jarrell had lived in Arizona for many years and moved to Dexter in 1973...
Ella Mae Christian (08/27/14)
Ella Mae Christian, daughter of the late Luther Tim and Anna Robinson Temples, was born in rural Dexter, Mo. on Nov. 16, 1917, and died at her home in Dexter, Missouri on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the age of 96. She had lived in Dexter all her life. She was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Mildred Hill (08/25/14)
Mildred Hill, daughter of the late William and Harriet McKeller Hill, was born in Parma, Mo., on Jan.15, 1952, and died at her daughter's home in Pontiac, Mich., on Aug. 21, 2014, at the age of 62. Ms. Hill had lived in Flint, Mich., most of her life and had moved to Sikeston 14 years ago having worked at the Hunter Acres Nursing Home in Sikeston...
William H. Conder (08/22/14)
William H. Conder, 79, of Dexter, died August 21, 2014, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Mr. Conder was born March 2, 1935, at Arab, Mo., the son of Daniel and Rosie Roe Conder. Bill had been a truck driver and farmer. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army...
Eunice Irene (Pullum) Hendrickson (08/22/14)
Eunice Irene (Pullum) Hendrickson of Dexter, daughter of the late Andrew "Bud" and Goldie Eunez Lashley Pullum, was born in Essex on Jan. 14, 1947, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 19, 2014, at the age of 67. She had lived in Essex, for many years and had lived in Dexter the past several years. She had worked as an in home health care worker...
Martha Minton (08/21/14)
Martha Minton, daughter of the late Ottie Miles and Adel Taylor Miles was born on Jan. 13, 1918, in Essex and died on Aug. 20, 2014, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter at the age of 96. Mrs. Minton was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, and a home-maker...
Mary Drucille Ayers (08/21/14)
Mary Drucille Ayers, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her home, surrounded by family. She was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Advance to Melvin and Gertrude Williams Pixley. Mary and Glenn Ayers were married Nov. 7, 1946, in Sikeston. He preceded her in death July 15, 2000...
Mary Drucille Ayers (08/20/14)
Mary Drucille Ayers, 87, formerly of Dexter, died at her residence in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Visitation will take place at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. with a funeral mass to follow at 11 a.m...
Michael Thomas Hawkins (08/19/14)
Michael Thomas "Tee" Hawkins, of Blodgett, was born on Jan. 23, 1960, and died Aug. 18, 2014, at the age of 54. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Onieta Kinney McGhee (08/18/14)
Onieta Kinney McGhee, daughter of the late William Green Kinney and Martha Kruse Kinney was born on August 17, 1920 at Dexter and departed this life in the SoutheastHEALTH of Stoddard County in Dexter on August 16, 2014 at the age of 93. Mrs. McGhee was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and she was a teacher in the Dexter Public School System for 43 years. ...
Mark Ray Allen (08/15/14)
Mark Ray Allen of Clever, Mo., was born March 11, 1950, and died at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 14, 2014, at the age of 64. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Dexter, Mo. is in charge of arrangements.
Oliver "Ollie" Hagy (08/15/14)
Oliver "Ollie" Hagy, was born April 29, 1943, and died at this home Aug. 13, 2014, at the age of 71. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
James R. Vaughn (08/12/14)
James R. Vaughn, son of the late Willie B. Vaughn and Anna Mae Parker Vaughn, was born on November 28, 1946 in rural Parma, Missouri and departed this life on August 12, 2014 at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 67 years...
Bessie Ruth Simpson (08/11/14)
Bessie Ruth Simpson, daughter of the late Fred and Stella Robinson Melton, was born in Essex, Mo.,, and died at the Monticello House in Jackson Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014, at the age 93. She had lived in Michigan for several years after moving to Dexter and then moving to Cape Girardeau. ...
Wilbert "Fib" Gisi (08/11/14)
Wilbert "Fib" Gisi, son of the late Edmond and Iva Morrison Gisi, was born on July 20, 1924, in Essex and died on Aug. 10, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH of Stoddard County at the age of 90. Mr. Gisi was a member of the Hopewell General Baptist Church and was a farmer. ...
Carolyn Seabaugh Edlridge (08/11/14)
Carolyn Seabaugh Eldridge, daughter of the late Elmer B. Cook and Geneva V. Bess Cook, was born on March 6, 1950, in Marble Hill, Mo., and died on Aug. 9, 2014, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 64. Mrs. Eldridge attended First Baptist Church of Dexter. She was a former bus driver for the Dexter School District, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Pansy Laverne Ezell (08/11/14)
Pansy Laverne Ezell, daughter of the late Harvey Clarence Gregory and Mamie Myrtle Seberry Gregory, was born on Feb. 17, 1935, in Dexter and died on Aug. 10, 2014, at the age of 79. Mrs. Ezell was a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church. On Nov. 11, 1950, she was united in marriage to Dolphy Dayton Forkum. Mr. Ezell preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1998...
Bessie Ruth Simpson (08/11/14)
Bessie Ruth Simpson, daughter of the late Fred and Stella Robinson Melton, was born in Essex Missouri, and died at Monticello House, in Jackson Missouri, on August 9, 2014, at the age 93 of years. She had lived in Michigan for several years after moving to Dexter Missouri and then moving to Cape Girardeau Missouri...
Marlon "Hoop" Hoopingarner (08/08/14)
Marlon "Hoop" Hoopingarner, son of the late Fred Hoopingarner and Zena Lucas Hoopingarner, was born on March 15, 1922, in Dexter and died on August 7, 2014, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 92. Mr. Hoopingarner was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter until ill health made it impossible. ...
Lura Marie Duley Leininger (08/08/14)
Lura Marie Duley Leininger was born in Dexter on March 19, 1919. She had one brother that survived infancy, John Raymond Duley. He died young at the age of 57 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Rae (Jerry) Leininger Neisler, of Anaheim, Calif., two grandsons, Brett David Neisler of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Jared Jason Neisler of Anaheim, Calif. She was recently preceded in death by one grandson, Dana Wayne Neisler on Jan. 25, 2014...
Linda Sue Hosenfeld (08/07/14)
Linda Sue Hosentfeld, daughter of the late Tommy and Betty Jo Bledsoe Maddox, on Oct. 7, 1958, and died at her home in Dudley on August 5, 2014, at the age of 55. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Larry G. Harris (08/07/14)
Larry G. Harris, 71, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Fisk, Mo., died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, after cancer treatment. He was born in Piggott, Ark., on May 15, 1943, to Edward Eugene Harris and Dortha (Ward) Harris Allen, who preceded him in death...
Lura Marie Duley Leininger (08/07/14)
Lura Marie Duley Leininger was born in Dexter on March 19, 1919. She had one brother that survived infancy, John Raymond Duley. He died young at the age of 57 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Rae (Jerry) Leininger Neisler, of Anaheim, Calif., two grandsons, Brett David Neisler of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Jared Jason Neisler of Anaheim, Calif. She was recently preceded in death by one grandson, Dana Wayne Neisler on Jan. 25, 2014...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Stephen Lee
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  • Richard Attenborough
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  • Don Pardo
    Don Pardo was a radio and television announcer best known as the guy who said “It’s Saturday Night Live,” and announced the cast on the show for many years. Even after retiring from NBC, he continiued to provide voiceover services for the show. He was a member of the Television Hall of Fame. During his [...]
  • Jay Adams
    Jay Adams was an American skateboarder, though of as one of if not the most influential of all time. He was part of the legendary Z-Boys skating group, and was the subject of the much-acclaimed 2011 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys and the subsequent dramatization of his story, 2005′s Lords of Dogtown.
  • Edith Flagg
    Edith Flagg was a fashion designer and philanthropist, who was most recently known to appear on the reality television show Million Dollar Listing, advising her grandson, Josh Flagg. She was also a holocaust survivor.
  • Lauren Bacall
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  • Robin Williams
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  • Marilyn Burns
    Marilyn Burns was an American actress best known for her role in the 70s horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. She also starred in the TV miniseries Helter Skelter, about the Charles Mason trial.
  • Jim Brady
    Jim Brady was an assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He was permanently disabled as a result of the attempted assassination of Reagan, and became a gun control advocate. He is the namesake of the famous Brady Bill.
  • Dick Smith
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