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Obituaries from July 2002

Lisa M. Hogan (07/31/02)
Lisa Marie Grubbs Hogan, age 33, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter. Mrs. Hogan was born March 4, 1969, at Elkhart, Ind., daughter of Hershell D. and Jessie A. Hill Grubbs. She lived in Scopus from 1993 to 2000 worked at the former Bond Nursing Home in Marble Hill. ...
Vesta Summers (07/24/02)
Vesta Summers, 91, of Puxico, died at the Missouri Southern Health Care facility in Dexter on July 24, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be published later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Jeanetta King (07/24/02)
Jeanetta ?Nettie? King, the daughter of the late John and Martha Cowan Walker, was born in Huntsville, Ark., on June 12, 1905, and died at the Sells Rest Home in Matthews, Mo., on July 21, 2002, at the age of 97 years. Mrs. King had lived in the Morehouse and the Grayridge areas. ...
James Shirrell (07/22/02)
James ?Jim? H. Shirrell, 93 of Wappapello was born April 21, 1909, at Zalma, the son of the late Andrew and Francis Talley Shirrell, and died Friday, July 19, 2002, at the Puxico Nursing Center. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II. ...
Wesley Proffer (07/22/02)
Wesley O. Proffer, the son of the late Jason E. and Anna Mae Slinkard Proffer, was born in Crump, Mo., onNov. 22, 1915, and died at his home in Puxico on Friday, July 19, 2002, at the age of 86. Mr. Proffer was a retired vocational agriculture teacher and had taught at several Southeast Missouri schools. ...
James BeCraft (07/18/02)
James Rodney ?Rod? BeCraft, 50, of Wappapello, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in Wayne County as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. BeCraft, the son of the late Ralph and Juanita (Parker) BeCraft, was born May 29, 1952 in Bloomfield. He was an auto worker with the Ford Motor Company in St. ...
Leslie Barnett (07/18/02)
Leslie ?Sonny? Barnett, son of Everett and Nellie Barnett, was born on Aug. 30, 1935 at Bradford, Ark., and died Tuesday, July 16, at Three Rivers Health Care North Campus at the age of 66. Mr. Barnett was of the Pentecostal belief. He was united in marriage to Barbara Jordan on Oct. ...
Holland Niederstadt (07/18/02)
Holland A. Niederstadt, the son of the late Arthur and Laura Peters Niederstadt, was born in Fifty Six, Ark., on Nov. 2, 1922, and died at the Missouri Southern Health Care facility in Dexter on Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at the age of 79. Mr. Niederstadt had lived in Dexter all his life. ...
James Jennings, Sr. (07/18/02)
James Chester Jennings, Sr., son of the late Carrie Jennings Chase and step-son of the late Sylvester Chase was born on Dec. 5, 1915 at Dexter and died in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Mich., on Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the age of 86. Mr. ...
Freddie Griggs (07/18/02)
Freddie Griggs, of Dexter, was born at Franklin County, Al., and died Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at Cape Girardeau, at the age of 82. Mr. Griggs was a retired farmer and was a member of the American Legion and Sons of Confederate Veterans. Mr. Griggs was married to Dorthy Lee Griggs, of Hughes, Ar. ...
L.D. Goodman (07/17/02)
L.D. Goodman, the son of Jackie Marie Parsons Goodman and the late Amos Lee Goodman, was born in Joiner, Ark., on June 6, 1942 and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on July 15, 2002 at the age of 60. Mr. Goodman had lived in Arkansas before moving to Parma 34 years ago. ...
Jeanetta King (07/24/02)
Jeanetta ?Nettie? King, the daughter of the late John and Martha Cowan Walker, was born in Huntsville, Ark., on June 12, 1905, and died at the Sells Rest Home in Matthews, Mo., on July 21, 2002, at the age of 97 years. Mrs. King had lived in the Morehouse and the Grayridge areas. ...
Robert Maddox (07/25/02)
Robert ?Bobby G.? Maddox, a resident of Dexter, died July 24, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Jay Green (07/26/02)
Jay ?James? Green, 26, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1975, in Cape Girardeau, son of Barney Ray and Debbie Bollinger Green. Mr. Green graduated from Central High School in 1994. He was a security guard and cashier at Wink?s. ...
James Griffin (07/31/02)
James W. ?Cotton? Griffin, the son of the late Alvia Griffin, was born at Morehouse on Oct. 29, 1929, and died at his home in Morehouse on July 29, 2002, at the age of 72 years. Mr. Griffin was a resident of Morehouse all his life and was retired from Associate Natural Gas Company. ...
Kenneth Miller (07/31/02)
Kenneth C. Miller, son of Denzil B. and Etta M. Garner Miller, was born on September 11, 1938, at Greenbrier, Mo., and died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 63. Mr. Miller graduated from Advance High School. ...
Thomas G. Lee (07/30/02)
Thomas Gilbert Lee, the son of the late Marshal Eugene and Nancy Elizabeth Giles Lee, was born in Pyletown, Mo. on May 31, 1904, and died at Florissant on Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the age of 98. Mr. Lee had lived in Dudley for most of his life before moving to St. ...
W. Supancic (07/30/02)
Wanda J. Supancic, 79, daughter of Ranold and Della (Johns) Davis, of West Frankfort, Ill., died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Supancic was born in Parrish, Ill., on Feb. 28, 1923. She was married to Buddie Supancic July 8, 1941. ...
J. Stephens (07/30/02)
Johnnie Everett Stephens of Dexter, the son of Moletes and Eva Tucker Stephens, was born at Gerster, Mo., on Feb. 7, 1910, and died at his home on Sunday, July 28, 2002, at the age of 92. On July 25, 1932, he married the former Thelma Dora Dull at Osceola, Mo., and she preceded him in death on Nov. ...
Jewell Mae Tate (07/30/02)
Jewell Mae Tate, daughter of the late Willie Alfonzo McCain and Grace Stroble McCain was born on Nov. 13, 1914, in Pershing, Ill. and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the age of 87. Mrs. Tate was a former owner and operator of restaurants in Malden and Bloomfield, had been employed as a baby sitter, was a member of the Bernie Assembly of God Church, and was a resident of Bernie. ...
Esther Adkins (07/30/02)
Esther Jewell Adkins, the daughter of the late George Thomas and Pearl Anna Gentles McGuirt, was born in Curtis, Ark., on May 12, 1922, and died at her residence in Morehouse, Mo., on July 28, 2002, at the age of 80 years. Mrs. Adkins had resided in Arkansas until 1939 and has lived in the Essex and Morehouse area since that time. ...
Dorothy Phillips (07/30/02)
Dorothy E. Phillips, the daughter of the late William Wiley and Bertha Mae Coats Graves, was born in Dexter on November 21, 1913, and died at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter on July 27, 2002, at the age of 88 years. Mrs. Phillips had resided in Dexter all her life and attended church services at the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. ...
Dorothy Phillips (07/29/02)
Dorothy E. Phillips, 88, a resident of Dexter died at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter, July 27, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Bob G. Maddox (07/26/02)
Bob Maddox, the son of the late George Landy and Sallie Jewell Robison, was born in Choctaw, Ark., on Feb. 11, 1934, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on July 24, 2002, at the age of 68 years. Mr. Maddox had lived in St. ...
James Lovins (07/17/02)
James Alex Lovins, son of the late James Henry Lovins and Margrit Scritchfields Lovins, was born on Dec. 19, 1916 in Wayne County and died at the Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter on July 15, 2002 at the age of 85. Mr. Lovins was a member of the Powe Baptist Church, a retired farmer and a resident of rural Bernie. ...
L.D. Goodman (07/16/02)
L.D. Goodman, 60, of Parma, died July 15, 2002 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Parma.
Wendell W. Mills (07/16/02)
Wendell Mills, son of the late Marion Mills and Florence Cross Mills, was born on Aug. 5, 1921 in rural Bernie and died at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell on July 12, 2002 at the age of 80. Mr. Mills attended the Bethany General Baptist Church, was a former social worker for the State Department of Mental Health in Missouri, and was a W.W.II Navy veteran. ...
Gary Adamson (07/03/02)
Gary Adamson, son of the late Floyd and Dorothy Lee Lambert Adamson, was born in Chicago, Ill. on December 18, 1950, and died at Three Rivers Healthcare Facility in Poplar Bluff, on June 30, 2002 at the age of 51. Mr. Adamson had lived in Chicago, Ill. ...
W. Tarrants (07/03/02)
William E. ?Bill? Tarrants, the son of the late John L. and Linnie Bruce Tarrants, was born in Canalou on April 12, 1914 and died at the Sells Nursing Home in Matthews, on July 2, 2002 at the age of 88. Mr. Tarrants had lived in Raymondville, the past 10 years and had spent most of his life in the Canalou, Matthews, and Morehouse communities. ...
Elmer Brehmer (07/03/02)
Elmer Brehmer, son of the late Christian Frederick and Elsie Mary Elizabeth Massman Brehmer, was born on September 20, 1919 in Alva Okla., and died Sunday afternoon, June 30, 2002 in Integris Bass Baptist Health Center at the age of 82. Elmer was a graduate of Horace Mann High School of Alva in 1936, he then attended Northwestern State College in Alva. ...
Mary Jo Smith (07/02/02)
Mary Jo Smith, daughter of the late Manual Welch and Daisy Rusche Welch was born on May 6, 1935 in Gray Ridge and died at the Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter, on June 28, 2002 at the age of 67. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter and also attended the Word of God Church in Dexter. ...
Grace A. Jones (07/02/02)
Grace A. Jones, the daughter of the late Calvin Troutt and Maude (Funkhouser) Troutt, was born on May 17, 1910 in Dale (Hamilton County) ILL. and died Friday morning June 28, 2002, at 8:04 a.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Grace was a homemaker and a member of the Bernie, Church of Christ, a resident of the Southgate Health Care Center in Metropolis, Il, and a former resident of Bernie and the Reevesville Community (Johnson County) ILL. ...
James Clark (07/02/02)
James E. Clark of Sikeston, son of the late Joe Kelly and Lois Inez Parker Clark, was born December 5, 1926 in McKenzie, Tenn. and died on Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 3 a.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center at the age of 75. He was a member of the Smith Avenue Church of God and worked for Mt. ...
Arville Nicks (07/02/02)
NEWTON, Texas - Arville D. ?A.D.? Nicks, 74, of Jasper, Texas, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at the St. Elizabeth Dubois Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Nicks was born Sept. 15, 1927. He was raised in East Texas and Louisiana and he graduated from Newton High School in Newton, Texas. ...
Mary Jo Smith (07/01/02)
Mary Jo Smith, a resident of Dexgter, died Friday, June 28, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. She was 67. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bernice Parks (07/01/02)
Sarah Bernice Parks, daughter of the late Walter Daniel and Armittie Josephine Wren Shrum, was born at Bloomfield on Oct. 15, 1917, and died at Dexter Friday, June 28, 2002, at the age of 84 years. Mrs. Parks was a life-long resident of Bloomfield. Survivors include her children, Don and Alice Parks, Mary and the late Bill Duncan, Shirley and Larry Burton, Ruth Parks, Karen Parks, Bobby and Lesa Parks and Onie Parks, all of Bloomfield, and Bill and Libby Parks of Benton, Mo.; her grandchildren, Tina and Larry Jarrell, Penny Crowe and Aaron Condary, Don ?Buddy? and Angie Parks, Lee and Sheri Parks, Donna and Bobby Aslin, Charles Duncan, Wade and Michelle Parks, Sarah and Charles Woodward, Michelle and Gaylon Bowen, Daniel Parks; great-grandchildren, Larry Don and Vanissia Jarrell, Kenny Jarrell, B.J. ...
James Ruben White (07/01/02)
James Ruben White of Bernie, son of James Ruben and Cynthia Ann (Morris) White was born on April 10, 1912 in Bernie, and died on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Surviving are two sons; Ruben A. White, of Cambell and Bill L. ...
Nellie Williams (07/03/02)
Nellie Crain Williams, daughter of the late Samuel Marshall Crain and Sarah Elizabeth Hayes was born on November 22, 1912 at Bernie, and died in the Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif. on June 27, at the age of 89. Mrs. Williams was a 30 year member of Grace Baptist Church of San Jose Calif., she was a Clerical Supervisor for the State of California Vocational Rehabilitation, was a School Teacher and a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the White Shrine, a life long member of the Eastern Star and the Gardian of Jobs Daughters, she held offices in all these organizations and was a resident of San Jose, Calif. ...
Arthur Bernard (07/05/02)
Arthur L. Bernard, son of the late Frank C. and Anna Guthrie Bernard, was born on May 16, 1912, in St. Charles County, Mo., and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, July 4, 2002, at the age of 90. Mr. Bernard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter, a former conservation agent in Stoddard and Scott counties, the former mayor of Benton, Mo., and a resident of Dexter. ...
Stella B. Clark (07/08/02)
Stella B. Clark, daughter of William D. Duncan and Artie Mae Rievley Duncan, was born September 17, 1911 at Rombauer and died at the Wood Memorial Nursing Home in Mineola, Texas. Stella was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Advance. ...
Velda Loness (07/16/02)
Velda ?Joan? Loness, was born on November 16, 1935 in Matthews, Mo., and died July 14, 2002 at St. John?s Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. Mrs. Loness worked for American Express for five years, and also worked for a travel agency in Clayton. She was married to Leo Loness. ...
Samantha Hartlove (07/16/02)
Samantha Hartlove, daughter of Kay Long, of Clarkton, was born on March 5, 1988 in French Camp, Ca., and died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in the Children?s Hospital in St. Louis. She is survived by her mother, Kay Long, of Clarkton; one sister, Sarah Hartlove of Cedar Creek, Texas; grandparents, Betty and Jim Cashion, of Clarkton; and many other friends and relatives. ...
Lucille Dowdy (07/16/02)
A gracious lady, Lucille Moll Dowdy, 83, died July 12, 2002, after a year-long struggle with cancer. She died surrounded by the love of those she cherished at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Janie and William Barnette. Additional survivors include her grandson Joel and his wife, Elizabeth Barnette and great-granddaughter, Natalie Anne of Blacksburg; grandson Jeff and wife Colleen Barnette and great-grandson, Sean Kirk of Ashburn; and her granddaughter Sheri Anne Barnette of Fairfax. ...
James Lovins (07/16/02)
James A. Lovins, a resident of Bernie, passed away on July 15, 2002 in the Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter at the age of 85. Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Wednesday, July 17, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Thursday in the Rainey Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie. A full obituary will follow in Wednesday?s paper...
Don W. Donner (07/12/02)
Don Wayne Donner, son of the late Joseph A. and Dorothy Hatcher Donner, was born on Jan. 17, 1944 at Manila, Ark., and died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 9 p.m., at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Mr. Donner was a farmer, a member of the St. ...
John J. Harrell (07/12/02)
John J. Harrell, 79, a resident of Gray Ridge, died at Southern Missouri Health Care in Dexter, July 11, 2002. Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Alma D. Helton (07/11/02)
Alma Deloma Helton, the daughter of the late Walter and Lula Fann Casey, was born in Puxico, Mo., on Dec. 14, 1914, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Monday, July 8, 2002, at the age of 87. Mrs. Helton was a member of the Puxico United Methodist Church and also was a member of the Puxico V.F.W. ...
Alma D. Helton (07/10/02)
Alma Deloma Helton, the daughter of the late Walter and Lula Fann Casey, was born in Puxico, Mo., on Dec. 14, 1914, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Monday, July 8, 2002, at the age of 87. Mrs. Helton was a member of the Puxico United Methodist Church and also was a member of the Puxico V.F.W. ...
N. Ashabranner (07/09/02)
Norma Jean Ashabranner, 70, of Manila, Ark., died Sunday at her home. Born in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Rosa Moore White and had been a Manila area resident for most of her life. She was a retired school teacher. During her 38-year tenure as an educator, she taught English at Manila High School and Gosnell High School, and also had served on the Board of Education at Mississippi County Community College in Blytheville, Ark. ...
Ralph Chism (07/09/02)
Ralph Chism, 79, of Conway, Ark., was born March 8, 1923, in Lanty, Ark., to the late William H. and Johnnie Victoria Sutton Chism and died July 6, 2002, in his home. Mr. Chism is survived by five daughters, Marilyn Robertson and Dana McMahon of Springfield, Diana Julian of Benton, Ark., Phyllis Howard of Dexter, and Renee Goodman of Conway Ark.; a son, Bill Chism of Springfield; two brothers, Harold and Rayburn Chism; and one sister, Reba Miller, all of Plumerville, Ark.; six granddaughters, seven grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren. ...
T. Cookemboo (07/01/02)
Thomas L. Cookemboo, of O?Fallon, son of James and Georgia Jackson , was born on November 30, 1949 at Poplar Bluff, and died June 27, 2002 at his mother?s home in Zalma. Tom was a self-employed plumbing contractor. He was first united in marriage to Margie Crites in 1970 at Zalma and later married Barbara Johnson in 1989 at Zalma. ...