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Obituaries from February 2002

Russell Jackson (02/28/02)
Russell Keith Jackson, a resident of Dexter, died on Feb. 28, 2002 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 67. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Annice Mirly (02/25/02)
Annice Mae Mirly of Advance, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Nora Davenport Sadler, was born Nov. 21, 1918 at Oak Ridge, Mo. and died Feb. 22, 2002 at St. Frances Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 83. Annice was a homemaker. She was very involved in school activities while her daughters were in school. ...
Bud Layton (02/25/02)
Harold "Bud" Layton, son of the late William B. Layton and Elsie Tuttle Layton, was born on June 9, 1926 at Malden, Mo. and departed this life in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 21, 2002 at the age of 75. Mr. ...
M. Williams (02/25/02)
Martha Ann Pullum Williams, the daughter of the late Herbert and Serena McCoy Pullum, was born in Essex on Aug. 28, 1911 and died at the Liberty-Dayton Hospital in Liberty, Texas on Feb. 21, 2002, at the age of 90. She was a former resident of Essex, Malden and Dexter, but was residing in Liberty, Texas at the time of her death. ...
Bud Layton (02/22/02)
H.L. "Bud" Layton, a resident of Dexter, died on Feb. 21, 2002 in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 75. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
L. Thornton (02/22/02)
Lawrence V. Thornton, son of the late Jonas Thornton and Idell Lewis Thornton, was born on June 20, 1937 at Oran and died in the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center at Kennett on Feb. 18, 2002, at the age of 64. Mr. Thornton attended the Mount Calvary Church in Parma, was a retired farmer and a resident of Malden. ...
Louis M. Hess (02/20/02)
Louis M. Hess, 74, of Advance, the son of the late Clifton and Irene Davis Hess, was born Oct. 11, 1927 at Painton and died Feb. 18, 2002, at his home. Louis retired after 35 years as an Operating Engineer for the Local 513. He was a member of the Perkins Baptist Church. ...
Michael Cullum (02/20/02)
Michael Calvin Cullum, the son of Calvin and Muriel Joyce Cullum of Bernie, died Feb. 9, 2002, at the age of 53. He was born in St. Louis, Mo. and had been a resident of Fort Pierce for the past five years and originally from Bernie. Michael had served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. ...
L. Thornton (02/19/02)
Lawrence V. Thornton, 65, a resident of Malden, died in the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. His obituary information is incomplete and will be announced later with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie in charge of arrangements.
Betty L. Donley (02/19/02)
Betty Lou Donley of Chaffee, the daughter of the late George and Beulah Yount Leadbetter, was born Aug. 29, 1941 in Marquand and died Feb. 17, 2002 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 60. Betty was a homemaker. She was united in marriage to Buford Donley on March 31, 1960 and he preceded her in death on Dec. ...
G. McCulley (02/19/02)
Gladys McCulley, 74, of Dexter, was born Dec. 4, 1927 at Frakes, Ky., the daughter of the late George and Maggie Hatfield Partin, and passed away Feb. 16, 2002 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Gladys was a homemaker and was of the Full Gospel faith. ...
Jerry Powell (02/26/02)
Jerry Powell, 63, of Warrenton, Mo. and formerly of Puxico, died at his home in Warrenton on Feb. 25, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Rev. Earl Hume (02/26/02)
Rev. Earl Hume, the son of the late Charlie and Nancy Jane Fortner Hume, was born in Dexter on July, 20, 1910 and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 22, 2002, at the age of 91. Mr. Hume was a resident of Mich. for 30 years before moving to Dexter in 1972. ...
L. Larson, Jr. (02/26/02)
Leonard E. Larson, Jr. son of Angeline Hosna Carlson of Parkers Praire, Minn. and the late Leonard E. Larson, Sr., was born on Nov. 24, 1936 in Bertha, Minn. and died in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 23, 2002, at the age of 65. ...
Forrest Johnson (02/28/02)
Forrest F. Johnson, better known to his friends as either Radio or Magic, was born on Sept. 25, 1916 at Elvins, Mo. and departed this life in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 26, 2002, at the age of 85. Mr. Johnson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a retired Pipefitter of Local #562 in St. ...
Paul Davis (02/28/02)
William Paul Davis, son of the late Joseph Davis and Lena Jann Davis, was born on March 19, 1912 at Malden and died at his residence in Dexter on Feb. 27, 2002, at the age of 89. Mr. Davis was a farmer, a former bus driver for the Dexter Public School System for 20 years, a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter. ...
Leora E. Oliver (02/28/02)
Leora E. Oliver, the daughter of the late Ruben Randolph and Sarah Smith Brewington, was born in Canalou on Feb. 26, 1917 and died at the Beverly Health & Rehab Center in Bloomfield on Feb. 26, 2002, at the age of 85. Mrs. Oliver had lived in the Canalou and Essex Communities most all of her life. ...
Jerry Powell (02/27/02)
Jerry R. Powell, the son of the late John and Mildred Kitchen Powell, was born in Puxico on March 9, 1938 and died at his home in Warrenton, Mo. on Feb. 25, 2002, at the age of 63. Mr. Powell was a native of Puxico before moving to the St. Louis area where he lived for 45 years. ...
Forrest Johnson (02/27/02)
Forrest F. Johnson, a resident of Dexter, died on Feb. 26, 2002 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Cecil Robbins (02/27/02)
Cecil "Skipper" Robbins, the son of the late Clacy W. and Bonnie Robbins, was born in Dexter on Dec. 26, 1946 and died at his home in Dexter on Feb. 25, 2002, at the age of 55. Mr. Robbins, after attending school in Dexter, served four years in the United States Navy where he served in Vietnam. ...
E. Pounders (02/26/02)
Emma W. Pounders, daughter of the late Donald S. Welty and Serepta Deborah Place Welty, was born on June 23, 1905 at Orange, Calif. and departed this life in the Northshore Living Center at Slidell, La. on Feb. 19, 2002, at the age of 96. Mrs. Pounders was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church, was an Elementary School Teacher and member of Retired Teachers Association of Missouri and P.E.O. ...
William Boner (02/26/02)
William Borden Boner of Bloomfield, son of the late Harry Ephram Boner and Ola Belle Borden Boner, was born Sept. 10, 1914 at Mulkeytown, Ill. and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at the age of 87. Mr. Boner was a retired truck driver for Malden Grain, was of the Baptist faith and a United States Army Veteran, having served during World War II. ...
R. Stewart (02/26/02)
Raymond F. Stewart was born on Nov. 6, 1912 in Garnett, Kan., son of the late Fletcher and Cora Garrison Stewart and died Feb. 23, 2002 at Beverly Health Care in Dexter, Mo. at the age of 89 years, three months, and 17 days. He was united in marriage to Naomi Wiggs Stewart on May 10, 1952, she survives. ...
Lela L. Layton (02/26/02)
Lela Lawson Layton, the daughter of the late James and Bertha Deffindal Basinger, was born in Canalou on June 5, 1924 and died at the National Healthcare in Kennett on Feb. 24, 2002, at the age of 77. She was former resident of Canalou, but had resided in Kennett the past three years. ...
D. Patterson (02/19/02)
Donald Wayne Patterson, son of the late John Wesley Patterson and Irene Howe Patterson, was born on Sept. 19, 1930 in Rector, Ark. and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 17, 2002, at the age of 71. Mr. Patterson was a retired truck driver for a frozen food company, a veteran of the United States Army and resident of Dexter. ...
Lottie Harkness (02/19/02)
Lottie Harkness, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Alice Hodge Baker, was born near Puxico on Nov. 1, 1907 and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Feb. 18, 2002, at the age of 94. Mrs. Harkness had lived in Stoddard County all her life and moved to Acorn Ridge in 1962. ...
Eddie J. Jones (02/18/02)
Eddie J. Jones, son of the late Paul N. Jones and Juanita Duke Jones, was born on Aug. 10, 1952 in St. Louis and died Feb. 14, 2002 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 49. Mr. Jones was a gun refinisher and a resident of Dexter. ...
Coena Dambach (02/08/02)
Coena Dorothy Dambach of Malden, the daughter of the late Charles Georger and Louise Schoen Georger, was born July 16, 1921 at Kelso, Mo. and died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 at Three Rivers Health Care North in Poplar Bluff, at the age of 80. She was a former member of St. ...
M. Rutherford (02/08/02)
Magnolia Rutherford, formerly of Catron, the daughter of the late Jessie B. and Mary A. Slaton Smith, was born Jan. 12, 1910 at Town Creek, Ala. and died Feb. 6, 2002 at the Monticello House in Jackson, at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to Herbert J. ...
Floyd Grissom (02/08/02)
Floyd Grissom, a resident of Dexter, died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 7, 2002, at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Lillie Kem (02/07/02)
Lillie Mae Kem of Bloomfield, the daughter of the late John Rufus and Emma B. Sanders Chaney, was born Aug. 13, 1922 in Canalou and died Jan. 26, 2002 at her home, at the age of 79. She was a long-time resident of New Madrid County and a member of the First Christian Church at Matthews. ...
Bob Worth (02/07/02)
Lewis Edward "Bob" Worth of Fulton, Texas, the son of the late Valley Brook Worth and Julie Belle Rettig Worth, was born June 4, 1933 at Wardell, Mo. and died Jan. 31, 2002 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, at the age of 68. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. ...
Avery Hollis (02/06/02)
Avery Hollis, 81, of Mt. Morris was born Nov. 20, 1920 in Bernie, Mo., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander and Lula (Goforth) Hollis and died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2002 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He was united in marriage to Georgia Ellen Stevens on Feb. ...
Dora Mae Acup (02/05/02)
Dora Mae Acup of Malden, the daughter of the late Charley Marion Carrel and Lizzy Pearl Steele Carrel, was born Oct. 13, 1915 at Halliday, Ark. and died Feb. 2, 2002 at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, at the age of 86. On Dec. 25, 1933 she was united in marriage to Charley Leroy Acup. ...
Berneice Lane (02/04/02)
Berneice Lane, daughter of the late George McConnaughhay and Lizzie Merritt McConnaughhay, was born on April 23, 1922 at Grayridge and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Jan. 31, 2002, at the age of 79. Mrs. Lane was a member of Trotter Church near Essex, a former employee of General Motors, A.C. ...
Reba L. Medlin (02/01/02)
Reba Lorane Medlin, the daughter of the late Charles Oscar and Lena Walker Pippins, was born in Townley, Mo. on Dec. 15, 1914 and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Jan. 30, 2002, at the age of 87. Mrs. Medlin was a homemaker and worked for local Parma businesses during her 50's & 60's. ...
Lois E. Burton (02/01/02)
Lois Ella Burton, the daughter of the late William Patrick and Hallie Leeanna Hamm Flatt, was born in Sweetlips, Tenn. on Aug. 11, 1924 and died at the home of her daughter in Henderson, Tenn. on Jan. 30, 2002, at the age of 77. Mrs. Burton had lived in the Sikeston and Morehouse areas for many years, and returned to Henderson four years ago. ...
Dorothy Henley (02/08/02)
Dorothy Ann Henley, daughter of the late George and Myrtie Garner Dunlap, was born at Bell City on Sept. 9, 1910 and died Feb. 7, 2002 at St. Louis, at the age of 91. Mrs. Henley was a former resident of Bloomfield, but had lived in St. Louis the past few years. ...
J. Sorrentino (02/08/02)
Jerry Louis Sorrentino of Glen Allen, the son of the late Agostino and Crecenzia Catale Sorrentino, was born Jan. 9, 1919 in Chicago, Ill. and died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2002 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 83. Mr. Sorrentino was a World War II United States Army Veteran, retired from the Army and the United States Postal Department. ...
Floyd Grissom (02/11/02)
Floyd Edmond Grissom, son of the late William Silas Grissom and Ollie Wolford Grissom, was born Aug. 4, 1917 in Mount Pleasant, Ark. and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 7, 2002, at the age of 84. Mr. Grissom was of the General Baptist Faith, was a former custodian with Inthertherm Heating & Cooling in St. ...
Vesteen Taylor (02/18/02)
Vesteen Taylor died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at the age of 81. He was born in Manila, Ark., on Dec. 16, 1920, the son of Mary Elizabeth (Woody) Taylor and Sam Tayor. He was united in marriage on March 4, 1947, to Mary Juanita Quick in Piggott, Ark. ...
R. Vaughn (02/18/02)
Raymond Vaughn, the son of the late Henry Tony and Maggie Mae English Vaughn, was born in Miner, Mo. on April 6, 1918 and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Feb. 14, 2002, at the age of 83. Mr. Vaughn had spent most of his life in the Canalou area. ...
Mildred Crowe (02/15/02)
Mildred E. Crowe, the daughter of the late Emerson A. and Rena Ross Patterson, was born in Dexter on April 6, 1909 and died at the Beverly Health & Rehab Center in Bloomfield on Feb. 14, 2002, at the age of 92. Mrs. Crowe had lived in Stoddard County all her life and moved to Dexter in 1943. ...
R. Vaughn (02/15/02)
Raymond Vaughn, 83, of Morehouse died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Feb. 14, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Morehouse.
Eddie Jones (02/15/02)
Eddie J. Jones, a resident of Dexter, died on Feb. 14, 2002 in the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 49. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Carolyn Gould (02/15/02)
Carolyn Tate Gould of Cape Girardeau, the daughter of the late Robert and Vivian Tate, was born Jan. 13, 1936 in Greene County, Ark. and died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 66. Mrs. Gould was formerly of Paragould, Ark. ...
Lennie Martin (02/13/02)
Lennie "Lynn" Martin of Opelika was born Nov. 18, 1932 in Arkansas and died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at the age of 69. Mrs. Martin had lived in Opelika for the past 35 years. Survivors include her husband, Clarence "Pete" Martin of Opelika; two sons, Ronnie Bedwell of Opelika and Phillip Bedwell of Mich.; one daughter, Angela Johnson of Hawaii; a step-son, Jimmy Wayne Martin of Opelika; her mother, Nellie Barnett of Campbell; three brothers, Edd Barnett of Campbell, Ray Barnett of Parker, Ark. ...
Elfreda Crane (02/12/02)
Elfreda Mae Crane, daughter of the late Henry Duley, Jr. and Nellie Norman Duley, was born on July 17, 1918 at Dexter and died in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 10, 2002, at the age of 83. Mrs. Crane was a member of the Church of God in St. ...
Rev. C. Keller (02/12/02)
Rev. Cecil Graden Keller, Sr. of Malden, son of the late Sam Keller and Myrtle Embry Keller, was born Aug. 18, 1926 in Bernie and died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002 at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 75. Rev. Keller had been a General Baptist Minister since 1963, having served as Pastor for several area churches in Mo., Ark. ...
Ada P. Cotner (02/12/02)
Ada P. Cotner, daughter of the late Ambrose L. Pruitt and Alullian Hull Pruitt, was born on Jan. 17, 1913 in Dexter and died in the Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Ala. on Feb. 9, 2002, at the age of 89. Mrs. Cotner was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and was a former Obstetrics Nurse at Poe Clinic in Dexter. ...
Berneice Lane (02/01/02)
Berneice Lane, a resident of Essex, died on January 31, 2002 in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.