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Obituaries from May 2002

Vada M. Blevins (05/30/02)
Vada Mae Blevins of Burton, daughter of the late James and Lula Briggance, was born Sept. 19, 1915 in Dexter, Mo. and died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at Genesys Convalescent Center, at the age of 86. Mrs. Blevins had been a resident of Burton for 25 years. ...
Orlin Feagan (05/21/02)
Orlin "Roy" Feagan of Sikeston, son of the late Elmer and Willie Youngblood Feagan, was born Sept. 9, 1942 in East Prairie and died Friday, May 17, 2002 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 59. Mr. Feagan had been a truck driver for Ed Eubanks Trucking in Dexter for 20 years and was a member of the Sikeston Community Church. ...
Gladys Gowan (05/21/02)
Gladys E. (Smith) Gowan of Glen Carbon, Ill., daughter of John and Pearl May Smith, was born March 15, 1911 in Rector, Ark. and died Sunday, May 19, 2002 at Eden Village, Glen Carbon, Ill., at the age of 91. Mrs. Gowan was a homemaker, an excellent self-taught pianist and very active in Tower View Baptist Church. ...
Pearl Morris (05/21/02)
Pearl Morris, daughter of the late Mort Cornell and Carrie Sadewater Cornell, was born on Feb. 14, 1915 at Lemont, Ill. and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on May 20, 2002, at the age of 87. Mrs. Morris was of the Methodist faith, a retired self-employed decorator and a resident of Essex. ...
Lucille Lowe (05/21/02)
Lucille Lowe, daughter of the late Jacob C. and Stella Spalding Ortwein, was born in Detroit, Mich. on May 21, 1925 and died at the Peachtree Center and Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna, Tenn. on May 17, 2002, at the age of 76. Mrs. Lowe was a resident of Smyrna, Tenn. ...
Virginia Parris (05/21/02)
Virginia Parris, daughter of the late John Nimmo and Jenny Frazier Nimmo, was born on June 24, 1921 at Cooter, Mo. and died in the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on May 19, 2002, at the age of 80. Mrs. Parris was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. ...
Helen Boone (05/21/02)
Helen Boone of Cape Girardeau and formally of New Madrid, daughter of the late Floyd Edward and Mabel Barnes Sharp, was born Sept. 26, 1910 in Marston and died May 17, 2002 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 91. Mrs. Boone was a school nurse for the New Madrid County R-1 School District. ...
Alton Sutter (05/20/02)
Alton Sutter, the son of the late Alfred and Addie Rucker Sutter, was born in Puxico on Aug. 15, 1923 and died at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau on May 16, 2002, at the age of 78. Mr. Sutter had lived in Puxico most of his life and moved to Cape Girardeau in 1994. ...
Everett A. Hitt (05/17/02)
Everett A. Hitt of Advance, son of the late Jessie Hitt, was born June 29, 1915 at Arbor and died on his farm in a truck accident on May 15, 2002, at the age of 86. Mr. Hitt was a retired farmer and of the Methodist faith. He was a 1935 graduate of Delta High School, served on the MFA Board of Directors, a Board Member of the Swan Pond School District. ...
Edward Chipp (05/17/02)
Edward Chipp, a resident of Dexter, died on May 17, 2002 in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announce later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mildred Stroud (05/16/02)
Mildred F. Stroud, the daughter of the late Tom and Laura Barnes Woodson, was born in Parma on March 4, 1925 and died at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis on May 14, 2002, at the age of 77. Mildred was a life-long resident of Morehouse and was a member of the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Morehouse. ...
D. Holifield (05/16/02)
Dorothy M. Holifield, daughter of the late John E. Harris and Letha McPheeters Holifield, was born on Oct. 5, 1916 at rural Bloomfield and died in the Potosi Manor Nursing Center in Potosi on May 15, 2002, at the age of 85. Mrs. Holifield was a member of the Irondale United Methodist Church in Irondale, Mo. ...
Billy Walker (05/16/02)
Billy Joe Walker, the son of the late Charles Edward and Damie Whitehead Walker, was born in Naylor on July 1, 1931, and died in Rockford, Ill., on April 24, 2002, at the age of 70. Mr. Walker had lived in Neelyville for 17 years and he was a veteran of the United States Army. ...
Dorothy Holifield (05/15/02)
Dorothy Holifield, a former resident of Bloomfield, died on May 15, 2002, in the Potosi Manor Nursing Center in Potosi, at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Dr. Ron Hill (05/15/02)
Dr. Ronald T. Hill, son of the late T.S. Hill and Mary Ann Hastings Hill, was born Feb. 23, 1939 at Cape Girardeau and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on May 14, 2002, a the age of 63. Dr. Hill was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter where he had served as Deacon, Sunday School teacher, a member of the choir and member of the Men's Prayer Group. ...
Silas D. Head (05/21/02)
Silas Delbert Head of Sharpsville, son of the late Charles and Hattie Emma (Guthrie) Head, was born Aug. 13, 1933 in Painton and died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Sycamore Village Health Care Center, at the age of 68. Mr. Head had been a crew chief and airplane mechanic in the United States Air Force since 1952 until retiring in 1972. ...
Berry Holder (05/22/02)
Berry Holder, the son of the late Oscar Summers and Bertha Pearl Siegers Holder, was born in Clarkton on Jan. 21, 1914 and passed away at his home in Dexter, Mo. on May 20, 2002, at the age of 88. Mr. Holder had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life and had lived in Dexter since 1951. ...
D. Chapman (05/22/02)
Donnie Chapman of Vanduser, son of the late Clarence William and Laudie Garner Chapman, was born April 26, 1946 in Vanduser and died Monday, May 20, 2002, at his home at the age of 56. Mr. Chapman was a veteran of United States Army and a self-employed carpenter. ...
Jerry Jarrell (05/30/02)
Jerry Jarrell, son of the late Raymond Lawrence Jarrell and Jennie Davis Jarrell, was born on Sept. 5, 1936 in Dexter and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on May 29, 2002, at the age of 65. Mr. Jarrell was affiliated with the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter, worked in the accounting department at the Sikeston Wal-Mart and a resident of Dexter. ...
Charlie Fullerton (05/30/02)
Charlie Fullerton, a resident of Dexter, died on May 29, 2002, in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 89. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Barney Martin (05/30/02)
Barney Martin, a resident of Dexter, died on May 29, 2002 in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Buster Bill York (05/29/02)
Buster York, son of the late George M. York and Clora N. Jiles York, was born on Dec. 12, 1910 near Dudley and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on May 28, 2002, at the age of 91. Mr. York, was a repairman at General Motors in Pontiac, Mich., a member of the Dudley Church of God, and a resident of Dexter. ...
Ruth Parks (05/29/02)
Ruth Cooper Parks, formerly of Vanduser, daughter of the late Wesley and Joanna England Cooper, was born Oct. 24, 1901 in Comanche, Texas and died Monday, May 27, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield, at the age of 100. Mrs. Parks was a member of the First Church of God in Vanduser. ...
Velma Sams (05/28/02)
Velma Sams, daughter of the late George Lochridge and Lala Gardner Lochridge, was born on March 26, 1907 at Columbus, Ky. and departed this life in the Lutheran Home at Cape Girardeau on May 23, 2002, at the age of 95. Mrs. Sams was of the Methodist faith, a former employee of A & P Tea Company, a former employee of the Hickory House Restaurant in Dexter and a resident of Dexter. ...
Buster Bill York (05/28/02)
Buster York, a resident of Dudley, passed a way in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on May 28, 2002 at the age of 91. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Norma Bennett (05/24/02)
Norma Maywah Bennett, daughter of the late Harve D. Stroup and Nellie Keating Stroup, was born on Oct. 16, 1916 near Bloomfield and departed this life in the Cypress Point Nursing Center at Dexter on May 22, 2002, at the age of 85. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, the former co-owner of Bennett Appliance in Dexter for 34 years, a 50 year member of the Dexter Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #311 and a resident of Dexter. ...
Norma Bennett (05/23/02)
Norma Bennett, a resident of Dexter, died on May 22, 2002, in the Cypress Point Health Center in Dexter, at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
W. Ted Rainey (05/23/02)
William ?Ted? Rainey of Advance, son of the late Charles and Lula Raver Rainey, was born Aug. 8, 1921 at Advance and died May 22, 2002 at his home, at the age of 81. Ted was a retired farmer. On July 1, 1994 he was united in marriage to Bernice Murphy at Greene County, Ark. ...
Berry Holder (05/23/02)
Berry Holder, the son of the late Oscar Summers and Bertha Pearl Siegers Holder, was born in Clarkton on Jan. 21, 1914 and passed away at his home in Dexter, Mo. on May 20, 2002, at the age of 88. Mr. Holder had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life and had lived in Dexter since 1951. ...
Kenneth Griffin (05/22/02)
Kenneth W. Griffin, the son of Doris A. Cuevas Griffin and the late Kenneth Lee Griffin, was born at Ft. Benning, Ga. on March 30, 1966 and died near Zalma on May 12, 2002, at the age of 36. Mr. Griffin had lived in Dexter most of his life and was a graduate of Dexter High School. ...
Elza Stallings (05/22/02)
Elza La Marr Stallings of Marble Hill, was born July 6, 1922 at Dearing, Mo. and died May 20, 2002 at Dexter, at the age of 79. Mr. Stallings had worked for S.E. Stone in Cape Girardeau and was self-employed before retiring. He was a veteran of the United States Army during the World War II and attended the Egypt Church. ...
Sophia Edwards (05/22/02)
Sophia Helen Edwards of Lilbourn, daughter of the late N.E. and Mary Berry Morgan, was born Sept. 18, 1911 at Obion, Tenn. and died Saturday, May 18, 2002 at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid, at the age of 90. Mrs. Edwards was of the Baptist faith. On May 8, 1926 she was united in marriage to Aaron Edwards in Essex and he preceded her in death on July 12, 1979. ...
Mildred Stroud (05/15/02)
Mildred Stroud, 78, of Morehouse, died at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis on May 14, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Morehouse.
Kathleen Ross (05/14/02)
Kathleen M. Ross, daughter of Augusta Kerperien Ross and the late Floyd Ross, was born on Feb. 20, 1945 in St. Louis and died at her residence in Dexter on May 11, 2002, at the age of 57. Ms. Ross was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a cook at many nursing homes, and a resident of Dexter. ...
Joe James (05/07/02)
Joe James of Sikeston, the son of the late C.J. James and Lillie Russom James, was born July 2, 1923 in Bethel Springs, Tenn. and died at his home Friday, May 3, 2002, at the age of 78. Mr. James was a member of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. ...
Delores Gilooly (05/07/02)
Vivian Delores Gilooly, the daughter of the late W.A. and Tommie Louise Moore Crick, was born in Cross County, Ark. on Sept. 7, 1920 and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on May 4, 2002, at the age of 81. Mrs. Gilooly moved to the Trailback Plantation near Essex in 1936 and later moved north of Essex, where she lived for several years before moving to Dexter in 1982. ...
Harold Swinger (05/07/02)
Harold B. Swinger of Marshall, Mo., the son of the late Roy and Pearl Swinger, was born Aug. 23, 1915 in Essex and died Thursday, May 2, 2002 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. after a short illness, at the age of 86. Mr. Swinger graduated from Dexter High School and attended Missouri University. ...
P. Maddox (05/07/02)
Pauline Ridenour Maddox, the daughter of the late Timothy Albert and Lessie D. Harvey Ridenour, was born June 16, 1922 in Bernie and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff on May 3, 2002, at the age of 79. Mrs. Maddox had lived in the Dudley area all her life. ...
Marlene Brown (05/07/02)
Marlene Brown of Advance, the daughter of the late Charles and Doris Orrell Clark, was born May 24, 1936 in Ogden, Utah and died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at her residence in Advance, at the age of 65. Marlene worked as a secretary for the Southern Baptist Association in California for many years. ...
R. Montgomery (05/06/02)
Robert Claude Montgomery, 38, of Gideon died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at his home in Gideon. He was born July 27, 1963 in Kennett, Mo., the son of Claude Montgomery and the late Elsoner Baker Montgomery. He was married to Debora Banks on Nov. 11, 1986 in Monroe, Geor., and she survives. ...
Carol Carney (05/03/02)
Carol Sue Carney, daughter of the late Elvis Coleman and Nina Grubbs Coleman, was born on Sept. 26, 1942 at Dexter and died at her residence at Little Elm, Texas on April 27, 2002, at the age of 59. Carol was a former resident of Dexter, worked as an Optometry Technician and of the Baptist faith. ...
Opal Estes (05/02/02)
Opal Estes died April 23, 2002 at Contonment, Fla. at the age of 86. She was united in marriage to Loyd E. Estes of Essex, who preceded her in death in June of 1967. Survivors include one son, Michael Estes of Contonment, Fla.; two step-daughters, Eileen Ray of El Cajon, Calif. and June Marie Coffey of Dexter. A memorial service will be held in Contonment, Fla...
Walter Gates (05/02/02)
James Walter Gates of Sikeston, son of the late Ernest James and Hazel Nance Gates, was born Oct. 24, 1950 in Matthews and died Wednesday, May 1, 2002 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident which occurred on Jan. 1, 2002. For 28 years, Mr. ...
Duane Kirby (05/02/02)
Edward Duane Kirby, son of the late John H. and Cannie O. Edwards Kirby, was born at Bloomfield on Aug. 28, 1924 and passed away at his home in Bloomfield on May 1, 2002, at the age of 77. Mr. Kirby was a retired Electrical Construction Superintendent, at one time owned and operated a movie theater in Bloomfield, was a Boy Scout Leader for several years and helped plant pine trees for the Bloomfield City Park. ...
Denise Scates (05/02/02)
Denise Scates, daughter of Sindy Metcalf Cochran of Puxico and the late Frederick Lincoln Cochran, was born on Dec. 7, 1952 at Poplar Bluff and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on May 1, 2002, at the age of 49. Denise was a floral designer, a member of Puxico Ladies Auxiliary #7822 and a resident of Dexter. ...
C. England (05/01/02)
Carmeline England of Marble Hill was born in Gray Ridge, Mo., on Nov. 1, 1925, the daughter of John Edward and Alta M. Tayler Pratt. She died Monday, April 29, 2002, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 76. She married Albert F. ...
Duane Kirby (05/01/02)
Duane Kirby passed away early this morning at his home in Bloomfield. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Denise Scates (05/01/02)
Denise Scates, a resident of Dexter, passed away on May 1, 2002 in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 49. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ella Dunivan (05/07/02)
Ella M. Dunivan of Brownwood, the daughter of Susan Caroline Osborn was born Aug. 6, 1910 in Bertrand and died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at the Advance Nursing Center, at the age of 91. Ella was retired from Inland Shoe Co. in Advance after working as a seamstress for 25 years. ...
Tom Marshall (05/08/02)
Tom Glenn Marshall of San Fernando, Calif., the son of Emma Jane Farrar Henrichsen and the late Lewis Harris Marshall of Cape Girardeau, was born June 3, 1954 in Oslo, Norway and died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at the age of 47. ...
Arthur Johnson (05/08/02)
Arthur Dale Johnson, son of the late Arthur "Jack" Johnson and Evadne Smith Johnson, was born on Aug. 14, 1921 at Bernie and departed this life in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on May 7, 2002, at the age of 80. Mr. Johnson was in the United States Army during World War II. ...
Roy L. Williams (05/14/02)
Roy Lee Williams, the son of the late Tom and Cordelia Shoemate Williams, was born in Puxico on April 30, 1922 and died at his home in Springfield, Mo. on May 11, 2002, at the age of 80. Mr. Williams had lived in Puxico and St. Louis before moving to Springfield 17 years ago. ...
Khylia S. Moore (05/14/02)
Khylia ShaRee Moore, the daughter of Christopher Scott and Angela Moore, was born and died at birth at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on May 9, 2002. Surviving are her mother, Angela Moore of Essex; her father, Christopher Scott of St. ...
Paul Stepp (05/14/02)
Paul "Dude" Stepp, Sr. of Greenbrier, son of the late Wesley and Vevay Lloyd Stepp, was born Dec. 26, 1911 at Port Angeles, Wash. and died at his home on Sunday, May 12, 2002, at the age of 90. Paul served in the United States Army during World War II and was a retired timber worker. ...
Dr. Ronald Hill (05/14/02)
Dr. Ronald Hill, a resident of Dexter, died on May 14, 2002 in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau at the age of 63. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Chris Sanders (05/14/02)
Christopher "Chris" Lee Sanders, son of Donald and Joy Ford Sanders of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Victoria Ogden Stroud and Chester Stroud of Morehouse, was born Sept. 13, 1979 in Charleston and died at his home on May 3, 2002, at the age of 22. Chris was a 1998 graduate of Bloomfield High School, a cashier for the Aldi Grocery Store in Sikeston and attended the Miner Baptist Church. ...
Kathleen Ross (05/13/02)
Kathleen M. Ross, a resident of Dexter, passed away on May 11, 2002, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 57. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ana Hartline (05/10/02)
Ana Marie Hartline, daughter of Mark Hartline and Jody McGuire Southerland, both of Wentzville, Mo. was still born on May 2, 2002 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Peters, Mo. Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Paul James Hartline and Joshua Caleb Hartline, both of Evansville, Ind.; by two sisters, Savanna Nicole Southerland of Moscow Mills, Mo. ...
Georgia Pickett (05/10/02)
Georgia Nadine Pickett, daughter of the late Charles O. Wiggins and Elizabeth Casper Wiggins, was born on March 16, 1927 in Advance and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on May 9, 2002, at the age of 75. Mrs. Pickett was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. ...
Celeste Menees (05/09/02)
Celeste Sutter Menees, the daughter of the late Alfred and Addie Rucker Sutter, was born near Puxico on Jan. 10, 1902 and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on May 7, 2002, at the age of 100. Mrs. Menees had lived near and in Puxico all her life until June 1, 1987, when she moved to Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. ...
Everett Davis (05/09/02)
Everett Davis, the son of the late Elmer and Connie Overton Davis, was born in Blytheville, Ark. on Jan. 2, 1934 and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on May 8, 2002, at the age of 68. Mr. Davis had lived in Blytheville for several years before moving to Puxico in 1963 and was living in Malden at the time of his passing. ...
H. Matthews (05/09/02)
Herman Matthews of Malden, the son of Herman and Lettie Shumonie Matthews, was born Feb. 1, 1908 in Red Bud, Ill. and died Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at the Malden Nursing Center in Malden, at the age of 94. On Aug. 18, 1930 he was united in marriage to Ethel Mae Strong at Malden and she preceded him in death on Jan. ...
Elmer Spangler (05/08/02)
Elmer Charles Spangler, son of the late Henry and Versie Ramsey Spangler, was born at Acorn Ridge on Oct. 15, 1916 and died at Sikeston on May 7, 2002, at the age of 85. Mr. Spangler had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield Community. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II and a life time member of the D.A.V. ...
Celeste Menees (05/08/02)
Celeste Sutter Menees, 100, of Cape Girardeau, died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on May 7, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Everett Davis (05/08/02)
Everett Davis, 68, formerly of Puxico died at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on May 8, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Lena Elledge (05/01/02)
Lena Jane Eaker Elledge, daughter of the late William Frederick Eaker and Anna Emeline Liley Eaker was born on September 22, 1910 at Lutesville, Mo., and departed this life in the Blanchette Place Care Center at St. Charles, Mo., on April 28, 2002 at the age of 91 years. ...