Obituaries from October 2001
Russell Clay DeVore of Bradenton, Fla. was born Aug. 4, 1935 and died at the Manatee Memorial Hospital in Brandenton on Oct. 30, 2001, at the age of 66. Mr. DeVore was a retired vending operator for Vendomatic Sales Company, Inc. in Dexter, a member of 10th Street Baptist Church in Palmetto, Fla., was past president of Three Rivers Shrine Club in Poplar Bluff, was a member of Dexter Elks Lodge and a member of Sahib Shrine Temple in Sarasota. ...
E.J. Manuel of Rector, Ark., son of the late Mary Moss Manuel, was born May 5, 1939 in Paris, Texas and died Oct. 22, 2001 at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center at the age of 62. Mr. Manuel was a factory worker for Arly Home Fashions in Leachville, Ark., was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter. ...
Wilma M. Mayberry, daughter of the late Roy and Mary Ilene Gamel Mayberry, was born at Bell City on July 10, 1930 and died at Puxico on Oct. 20, 2001, at the age of 71. Ms. Mayberry had spent her entire life in the Puxico and Advance communities. She was resident of Puxico at the time of her passing. ...
Louise Price of Dexter, daughter of Pearl Adams Cathey of Dexter and the late Fred Monroe Cathey, was born on Nov. 16, 1927 at Portageville and died in the Vintage Villa Nursing Center in Dexter on Oct. 21, 2001, at the age of 73. Mrs. Price was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. ...
Robert H. Hood of Cape Girardeau, son of the late Henry and Daisy Skaggs Hood, was born on April 11, 1921 at Gipsy and died on Oct. 19, 2001, at the St. Louis Veterans Hospital at the age of 80. Mr. Hood was a retired head sawyer for many different mills throughout his life. ...
Earnie L. Estes of Marshall, son the late Steven Douglas Estes and Nancy Cowans Estes, was born in Powe on Sept. 11, 1932 and died at the Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at the age of 69. Mr. Estes has lived in Marshall most of his life, was a house painter and enjoyed fishing and hunting. ...
Arralee Morrison Reep, daughter of the late Carter Morrison and Eula Mae Crosby Morrison, was born on Oct. 4, 1916 at Pansy, Ark., and died at her home in Dexter on Oct. 19, 2001, at the age of 85. Mrs. Reep was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, the former co-owner of a snack bar in downtown Dexter with her late husband, and a resident of Dexter. ...
Rose Grady, daughter of the late J.B. and Vandora Haddock Grady, was born on Feb. 2, 1935 at Arbyrd and died in the emergency room at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 18, 2001 at the age of 66. Ms. Grady was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ, was a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, Ark., with a bachelors and masters degrees. ...
Paul D. Travers of DeLand, Fla. was born in Dexter and died Oct. 15, 2001 at the Florida Hospital DeLand at the age of 84. Mr. Travers was a manager with Caterpillar for 44 years and a member of the First Christian Church of DeLand. He moved to the DeLand area from Joliet, Ill. ...
Roselene Grady, a resident of Dexter died on Oct. 18, 2001 in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 66. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Edison Donley of Advance, was born Nov. 21, 1932 in Sturdivant, the son of the late Ernest and Ella Elmore Donley and died on Oct. 15, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 68. He was retired from the Wal-Mart Corp. and a resident of Advance. ...
Nina Ferrell, the daughter of the late Allen B. and Elvada Rustin Andrews, was born in Fredonia, Ky. on April 9, 1914 and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Oct. 22, 2001, at the age of 87. Mrs. Ferrell was a homemaker and had lived in Morehouse most of her life. ...
Raleigh Pence of Advance, the son of the late Ealy E. and Manda Van Cleve Pence, was born Feb. 9, 1925 at Wolfe County, Ky. and died at the Advance Nursing Center on Oct. 24, 2001, at the age of 76. Mr. Pence was a retired dairyman. He worked for Galloway Dairy Co. in Neenah, Wis. for 20 years, was a member of the Teamster Union for 22 years and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Advance...
Janice Whitehead, a resident of Bernie, died on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001 in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie.
Rudy V. Taylor
Rudy Vallee Taylor, son of the late Bayless Taylor, Sr. and Alma Montgomery Taylor, was born on June 12, 1934 at Jacksonville, Ark., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on October 29, 2001, at the age of 67. Mr. Taylor was of the Baptist faith and a resident of Dexter. ...
Verna Mae Cruse, the daughter of the late Tom and Florence Wills Miller, was born in Rockview, Mo. on March 19, 1912, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 28, 2001, at the age of 89. Mrs. Cruse had resided in Essex and Gray Ridge most of her life. ...
Effie Parrott Reese, the daughter of William Byron and Myrtle Whitledge Parrott, was born in Stoddard County July 6, 1919, and died Oct. 28, 2001, in Tyler, Texas at the age of 82. Mrs. Reese was a caterer for the First Presbyterian Church in Tyler and was a member of First Baptist Church, was employed by General Electric and was retired from East Texas Medical Center. ...
Raymond D. Wilson, son of the late Ezra Wilson and Rosa Griffin Wilson, was born on Aug. 1, 1924 at Chaffee and died in the Beverly Health Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield on Oct. 28, 2001, at the age of 77. Mr. Wilson was a resident of Bloomfield. ...
R. Gaines, Jr.
Raymond Gaines, Jr., the son of the late Raymond W. and Vergie Rhema Lane Gaines, was born in Dexter on March 15, 1937 and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Oct. 25, 2001, at the age of 64. Mr. Gaines had lived in Dexter all his life. He was a former employee of the IXL Manufacturing Company in Bernie and was of the Baptist faith...
Almeta Sides, the daughter of Marie Dempsy Dowdy and the late Jack Dowdy, was born in Clarksville, Ark. on May 12, 1938 and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 25, 2001, at the age of 63. Mrs. Sides had resided in Bloomfield the past 5 years and was a homemaker. ...
Nondes D. Busby, daughter of the late Walter Pitman and Ora Thomas, was born on Dec. 16, 1915 at East Prairie and died in the Beverly Health Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on Oct. 25, 2001, at the age of 85. Mrs. Busby was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Dexter, owner of Busby Realty, and a resident of Dexter. She was united in marriage to Lowrie "L.T." Busby on Oct. 23, 1934 in Piggott, Ark. Mr. Busby preceded her in death on June 26, 1997...
Harold L. Shipman, son of the late Claud Shipman and Ada Bell Myers Shipman, was born on Jan. 22, 1922 in Hornersville, Mo. an died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Oct. 25, 2001, at the age of 79. Mr. Shipman was a member of the Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church in Dexter, worked for the state conservation as a Fire Fighter in Bollinger County, a member of the Neighborhood Watch, and a resident of Dexter. ...
Harold Shipman, a resident of Dexter, died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Oct. 25, 2001, at the age of 79. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Virgil Dabbs, Jr., the son of the late James Virgil Dabb, Sr. and Willie Calder Dabbs Horad, was born in Kennett on Oct. 9, 1968 and died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at the age of 33, as a result of an automobile accident. He was a 1991 graduate of Risco High School and a resident of Bernie. ...
Doris L. Lacey was born Aug. 25, 1935 and died as the result of an automobile accident on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, near Imperial, Mo. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Elizabeth Ellis. She was raised in Essex and continued to reside there and in the Dexter area until moving to St. ...
Magrite M. Darby, daughter of the late Perry Lee Moore and Edna Young Moore, was born on Dec. 29, 1929 in Bloomfield and died at her residence in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001 at the age of 71. Mrs. Darby was a member of the New Bethal General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former employee of the International Hat Factory, and a resident of Dexter for many years. ...
James Dallas Teel, the son of the late Wesley E. and Arcadia Alice Crow Teel, was born in Randles, Mo. on July 18, 1932 and died at the Stroud Regional Medical Center in Stroud, Okla. on Oct. 5, 2001, at the age of 69. Mr. Teel had lived in Parma, spent time in Fla. ...
Evert Leon Chapman of 800 Courtney Avenue, Sikeston, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Mr. Chapman was born May 21, 1913, at Greenbriar, Mo., son of the late John Edgar and Nancy Corbin Chapman. In 1932, he married Otelia Coburn who survives of the home. ...
Terry Roger Smith, son of Mary Moore Smith and the late Thomas "Bud" Smith, was born at Poplar Bluff, Mo. on May 4, 1948 and died on Oct. 4, 2001, as the result of injuries in an automobile accident near Bloomfield. Mr. Smith had spent his entire life in Stoddard County and was of the Methodist Faith. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in Vietnam, and a member of the V.F. W. at Wappapello, Mo. He was married to Lannis Hopkins, to this union one daughter was born...
Billy Wood, 75, of Seminole, Fla. was born in Caruthersville, formerly a resident of Bloomfield, died Oct. 4, 2001 at his residence under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Mr. Wood moved from Bloomfield in 1973. He retired from the VA Medical Center in 1990, after 20 years as a barber and a Building Management Supervisor. ...
Michie S. DeBerry of Rockton and formerly of Bloomfield, was born on Jan. 18, 1942 in Steele, the son of James T. and Cyrena Hawkins DeBerry and died on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, in his home from a terminal illness, at the age of 59. He had lived 34 years in the Rockford and Rockton area. ...
William Ellis Pruett, son of the late James and Bertha Teualton Pruett, was born near Bernie on Feb. 6, 1915 and died at Dexter on Oct. 3, 2001, at the age of 86. Mr. Pruett had spent his entire life in Stoddard County. He was in the Mercantile Business for 20 years south of Dexter, then moved to Frisco before moving to the Aid Community in 1956 where he remained in the store business for 10 years. ...
Thomas Wesley McGowen, the son of the late Willie and Janie Craft McGowen, was born in Dudley on July 27, 1923 and died at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico on Oct. 3, 2001, at the age of 78. Mr. McGowen had lived all his life in the Puxico area. He was a retired bus driver and custodian, and had worked for the Puxico public schools for 32 years. ...
Patricia Bell, daughter of M.E. "Bud" Bresee and the late Marie Green Bresee, was born at Wamego, Ka., on May 2, 1948 and died in St. Louis on Sept.28, 2001, at the age of 53. Mrs. Bell was a former resident of the Bloomfield community. She was married to Danny Bell. ...
Courtney Maxine Drew, 9, was born April 22, 1992 in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Jeff and the late Tressie Barnes Drew, and died Sept. 29, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Morehouse. Her mother, Tressie, also died in the accident. ...
Robert Henry Powers, the son of the late Henry Raymond and Ellen Gehlken Powers, was born in Sedalia on Nov. 3, 1927 and died at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff on Sept. 28, 2001, at the age of 73. Mr. Powers had lived in Sedalia and High Ridge until moving to Puxico in 1989. ...
James L. Barber, the son of Juanita Peppers Barber and the late Louis H. Barber, was born in Charter Oak, Mo. on Aug. 29, 1948 and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Oct. 8, 2001, at the age of 53. Mr. Barber had been a resident of Gray Ridge most of his life and had lived in Sikeston the past four years. ...
Dorothy E. Rainey, daughter of the late Orville Chesley Rainey and Nina Norman Rainey, was born on Oct. 2, 1914 at Dexter and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Oct. 6, 2001, at the age of 87. Ms. Rainey was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing in Dexter, a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and a resident of Dexter. ...
Ray A. Gramlisch of Zalma, the son of the late John and Annie Sadler Gramlisch, was born Sept. 3, 1924 at Chaffee and died Oct. 13, 2001 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ray was a bricklayer for over 61 years, attended the Assembly of God Church in Greenbriar, and was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. ...
R. Wayne Lorch
R. Wayne Lorch, of Bartlett, Ill., son of Claudine Tippett Lorch of Advance and the late Leonard Lorch, was born March 2, 1943 at Cape Girardeau and died Oct. 11, 2001 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., at the age of 58. Wayne was a retired management supervisor and had worked for U.S. ...
Juanita Redman, daughter of the late Joe Harris and Bessie Jackson Harris, was born on March 12, 1918 at Malden and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Oct. 15, 2001, at the age of 83. Mrs. Redman was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield, a retired employee of Elder Manufacturing in Dexter and a resident of Dexter. ...
Aquilla Cooper of Pacific and formerly of Bernie, the daughter of the late P.A. Stocks and Rosa Belle Gulledge Stocks, was born at Malden on Oct. 12, 1910 and died in the Des Peres Hospital at St. Louis on Oct. 13, 2001, at the age of 91. She was united in marriage to Norvel S. ...
Riva Jean Davis
Riva Jean Davis (nee Wright) was born on May 19, 1937, at Bernie and died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, in St. Joseph Health Center, St. Charles, Mo, at the age of 64. Ms. Davis was a retired, self-employed beautician in St. Louis and was a member of the First Baptist Church of O'Fallon. ...
Myrtle Jenkins, daughter of the late Louis E. Miller and Lillian Crowe Miller, was born on Nov. 22, 1920 at Freeport, Ill. and died in the Oak View Nursing Home at Benton, Ky. on Oct. 10, 2001, at the age of 80. Mrs. Jenkins was a former bookkeeper for Midwest Waste Company in Dexter, a member of the First Christian Church, and a former resident of Dexter. ...
Janie Lucille Edwards, daughter of the late Atle Charlton and Illa Marine Charlton, was born at Murray, Ky. on May 10, 1920 and died in the Barnes Jewish Hospital at St. Louis on Oct. 10, 2001, at the age of 81. Mrs. Edwards was a homemaker and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses of Dexter. ...
Myrtle Louise Jenkins, a former resident of Dexter, died on Oct. 10, 2001 in the Oak View Nursing Home in Benton, Ky., at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ralph (Jimmy) Edward Young of Campbell, son of the late Alonzo Virgil Young and Leona Brandon Young, was born Nov. 16, 1916 in Carrier Mills, Ill. and died on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001 at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 84. He was a retired house painter and carpenter, a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. ...
Vernon L. Gillis, the son of Maxine Garner Gillis and the late Gene Leo Gillis, was born Dec. 15, 1948 in Dexter and died on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness with cancer at the age of 52. He was a faithful member of the Campbell Street Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon, a 1973 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, a 25 year employee of Quaker Oats, now know as Aurora Foods and an avid deer hunter and bass fisherman...
Tressie Drew was born Dec. 1, 1962 in Sacramento, Calif., the daughter of Bernice Bohannon Barnes of Canalou and the late Paul Barnes, Sr., and died Sept. 29. 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Morehouse. Her daughter, Courtney, also died in the accident. ...