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Obituaries from August 2002

Millie Bratton (08/30/02)
Millie Bratton, a resident of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 28, 2002, in the Gwinnett Medical Center at Lawrenceville, Ga., at the age of 92. Funeral services are being planned for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, in the Faith Lutheran Church at Dexter. The complete obituary will be published in Sunday?s Daily Statesman...
Donald Dunivan (08/21/02)
Rev. Donald G. Dunivan, son of Elva Stroup and the late William Lester Dunivan, was born July 27, 1944 and died August 19, 2002 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Dunivan was a member of the Oak Grove Church and was a former pastor of Balch Church near Zalma. ...
Bob Harris (08/20/02)
Leonard R. ?Bob? Harris, son of Clifton Pearl Harris and Louise Alma Wilson, was born on November 8, 1930 in Illmo and died Monday August 19, 2002 at his residence in Dexter. Mr. Harris was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served in the Korean War and was a trainmaster for the Cotton Belt Railroad Company. ...
Helen D. Vieth (08/20/02)
Helen Dawson Vieth, 87, of Bernie, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002. Mrs. Vieth was a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church. She was married to W.E. Vieth, who survives of the home. Other survivors include three daughters, Kathryn Keasler of Bernie, Carolyn Lutes of Blytheville, Ark., Peggy Cox of Houma, La.; two sons, Bill Vieth of Bernie, and Roger Vieth of Houston; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. ...
Vincent Oxley (08/20/02)
Vincent Edward Oxley, son of the late Floyd Oxley and Mae Vincent Oxley, was born on Aug. 28, 1921, at Marshfield, Mo., and died at his residence in Bernie on Aug. 16, 2002, at the age of 80. Mr. Oxley attended the United Methodist Church of Bernie, was a college professor at Central Missouri State University of Warrensburg, and was a resident of Bernie. ...
Gladys Wamble (08/20/02)
Gladys O. Wamble, the daughter of the late Jesse and Alice Reed Ross, was born in Dexter, Mo., on AUG. 17, 1911, and died at Westland Convalescent Center in Westland, Mich., on Aug. 16, 2002, at the age of 90. Mrs. Wamble was a homemaker and had moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1937. ...
J. Loyd Carter (08/20/02)
J. Loyd Carter, son of the late Jessie Carter and Irene Walker Carter, was born on Jan. 17, 1907, at Ellsinore and died in the Missouri Southern Health Care at Dexter on Aug. 16, 2002, at the age of 95. Mr. Carter was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie, a farmer, and a resident of Bernie. ...
Lamona Backus (08/20/02)
Lamona Backus, daughter of the late Henry DeWitt Becker and Agnes Braswell Becker, was born on Sept. 15, 1939, at London, Ark., and died at her residence near Dexter on Aug. 17, 2002, at the age of 62. Mrs. Backus was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, had done cleaning in area homes and was a resident of Dexter. ...
Clarence Lacy (08/19/02)
Clarence O. Lacy, born June 19, 1924, at Joiner, Ark., died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at his residence in Ellsinore. He was a member of the Bethel Chapel Church and formerly worked for Batson Construction. On Oct. 25, 1945, he was united in marriage to Bessie Henderson who preceded him in death on Dec. ...
B. Hardesty (08/19/02)
Bertha Hardesty, 87, was born July 14, 1915, in Bollinger County, the daughter of the late Zeke Loughary, and died Aug. 15, 2002, at the Advance Nursing Center. Mrs. Hardesty was a homemaker and a member of the Balch Church near Zalma. On June 9, 1986, she was united in marriage to John Hardesty in Stoddard County, and he survives of the home. ...
Claude Collier (08/19/02)
Claude Carroll Collier, 69, a resident of Jackson, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 11:33 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., to the late Esco and Corona Glaus Collier. ...
Lura D. Stevens (08/19/02)
Lura Dell Stevens, 77, of Advance was born July 26, 1925, in Mississippi, the daughter of the late Tony and Ola Keeton Bradshaw and died Aug. 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was married to M.M. Hudson, and he preceded her in death in 1978. ...
Cynthia Lange (08/22/02)
Cynthia G. Lange, was born June 18, 1961 at Sikeston and died August 8, 2002, at her apartment in St. Paul, MN., at the age of 41. Mrs. Lange attended Northwest Missouri State University and earned a bachelor?s degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. ...
Dayton Whitehead (08/23/02)
Dayton Whitehead, a resident of Bernie, died on August 22, 2002 at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
D. Whitehead (08/26/02)
Dayton Whitehead, son of the late William Whitehead and Suda Crump Whitehead, was born on July 17, 1920, at Bernie and died in the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on Aug. 22, 2002, at the age of 82. Mr. Whitehead was a veteran of World War II serving in the army, a carpenter, a resident of Bernie, and of the Baptist faith. ...
Ida O. Johnson (08/30/02)
Ida Ozella Johnson, daughter of the late Lonnie T. Hampton and Janie Vanhosser Hampton, was born on Oct. 25, 1925, at Black Oak, Ark., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Aug. 29, 2002, at the age of 76. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Northside General Baptist Church in Bernie, had worked at Brown Shoe Company in Bernie for 31 years until her retirement and was a resident of Bernie. ...
L. Blankenship (08/30/02)
Lesa J. Blankenship, 42, of Advance, was born Sept. 12, 1959, at Sikeston, the daughter of Mary McMillion Thompson and the late Charles ?Sonny? Thompson, and died Aug. 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker. ...
W. Franklin (08/29/02)
William Lacy Franklin, son of the late Joel Henry and Alice Love Franklin, was born July 13, 1906 in Marion, KY., and died August 28, 2002, at the Charleston Manor at the age of 96. Mr. Franklin was a resident of Morley and was a member of the first graduating class of Diehlstadt High School in 1924 and worked at the West Plains Electrical Corporation in Perryton, Texas, until his retirement in 1969. ...
D. Zimmerman (08/28/02)
Daisy L. Zimmerman, 98, of Advance, was born June 9, 1904 at Sedgewickville, the daughter of the late George Finis and Ella Lou Johnson Ellis, and passed away on August 26, 2002 at the Advance Nursing Center. Daisy was a retired school teacher. She attended Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill. ...
M. Crossen (08/27/02)
Madelene E. Crossen, the daughter of the late Hosea Victor and Ora Lee McCarthey Smothers, was born in Bernie on Nov. 2, 1921, and passed away at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Aug. 26, 2002, at the age of 80. Mrs. Crossen had been a resident of Bernie and Dexter. ...
E. Medcalf, Jr. (08/27/02)
Elmer ?Gene? Medcalf, son of the late Elmer Medcalf and Lura Mae Bishoff Medcalf, was born on Jan. 23, 1918, at Bloomfield and died in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Louis on Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at the age of 84. Mr. Medcalf was affiliated with the First United Methodist church in Dexter, was the owner of the Singer sewing machine store in Dexter for many years, and was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Willie Langston (08/27/02)
Willie Langston, the son of the late Charles D. and Lula Pauline Ivester Langston, was born in Cape Girardeau and died on Aug. 24, 2002, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff at the age of 39. Mr. Langston had lived in Dexter most of his life and was a fork lift operator at Tyson Foods in Dexter. ...
Ruth McClard (08/27/02)
Ruth Veronia McClard was born at Elsberry, Mo., on Sept. 3, 1934, and died at Bloomfield on Aug. 24, 2002, at the age of 67. Mrs. McClard was a resident of Troy, Mo., for several years but had been a resident of Bloomfield since 1994. She was a charter member of the Bloomfield Lions Club where she remained very active as long as her health allowed. ...
J. McAnelly (08/27/02)
Jeanene C. McAnelly, formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 5, 2002, at Cullman, Ala., at the age of 49. The funeral service was held at Moss-Service Chapel in Cullman, Ala., at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Eddie Dean McAnelly; her mother, Shirley L. ...
Elmer Gene Medcalf, Jr. (08/26/02)
Elmer Gene Medcalf Jr., a resident of Dexter, died on Aug. 23, 2002, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ralph Stockton (08/26/02)
Ralph Stockton, the son of the late Hayes and Rachel Bates Stockton, was born in Sesser, Ill., on June 23, 1912, and died at the home of his daughter in Dexter, Mo., on Aug. 23 at the age of 90. Mr. Stockton had lived in Sesser and Benton, Ill., most of his life and moved to Dexter four years ago. ...
T.L. Maddox (08/19/02)
Thelbert Leo ?PeeWee? Maddox, son of the late Olen L. Maddox and Marlue Stockton Maddox, was born on April 18, 1943, at Parma and died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at the John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Mr. Maddox was a veteran of the U.S. ...
James Williams (08/19/02)
James Leo Williams, son of the late William Harrison Williams and Lucy Livingston, was born on June 18, 1931 at Dexter and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on August 15, 2002 at the age of 71. Mr. Williams attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield. ...
Ida Kinney (08/19/02)
Ida Novella Kinney, daughter of the late William Green Kinney and Martha Kruse Kinney, was born on Feb. 29, 1916, at Dexter and died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, in the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter at the age of 86 years. Miss Kinney was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter where she had taught adult Sunday school. ...
Mildred Pierce (08/13/02)
Mildred H. Pierce, the daughter of the late Homer and Beatrice Rickles Hazel, was born in Birmingham, Ala., on April 7, 1929, and died at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis on Aug. 10, 2002, at the age of 73 years. Mrs. Pierce was a resident of St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1958 and worked as supervisor of Elder Outlet Store Operations and later was the owner-operator of the Dexter Cleaners as well as employed by the Dexter Daily Statesman. ...
Wynard Aslin (08/13/02)
Wynard Earl Aslin, son of Bonnie Floyd and Mertie Dell Lewis Aslin, was born on January 30, 1920, in Bloomfield, and died August 9, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was married to Emeline Czapinski on January 9, 1945, and she survives of the home. ...
B. Durham (08/13/02)
Beverly Ann ?Sue? Durham, daughter of the late John Randolph Durham and Nora Ogelvie Durham, was born on Oct. 15, 1946, at Bernie and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Aug. 12, 2002, at the age of 55. Ms. Durham was employed by Arvin Automotive of Dexter and was a resident of Dexter. ...
Chester Branum (08/12/02)
Chester Branum of Dexter died on August 9, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation in Dexter at the age of 78. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Eddy Miller (08/07/02)
George Edward ?Eddy? Miller, son of Freda Mason Miller of Dexter and the late Charles Edward Miller, was born on Aug. 6, 1939, at Essex and died at his residence near Essex on Aug. 6, 2002, at the age of 63. Mr. Miller was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a farmer until ill health forced his retirement in 1987, and a resident of rural Essex. ...
Eddie Miller (08/06/02)
Eddie Miller, a resident of rural Essex, passed away on august 6, 2002 at his residence at the age of 63. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announce later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bob L. Hartline (08/06/02)
Robert L. ?Bob? Hartline, son of the late Fred A. Hartline and Irene Francis Hartline, was born on Jan. 12, 1927, at Bernie, Mo., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Aug. 2, 2002, at the age of 75. Mr. Hartline was affiliated with the Second General Baptist church in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, a retired truck driver with Railway Express in Pontiac, Mich., a former resident of Pontiac, Mich, and Dexter, currently residing in Puxico. ...
Alex Lee and Anthony McAfee (08/06/02)
Alex and Anthony McAfee, the sons of Debbie Lynn Bonee and Lloyd McAfee II, were born in St. Mary?s Health Center in St. Louis on August 2, 2002, and died a short time later. Surviving are their parents, Debbie Lynn Bonee and Lloyd McAfee II, of Dexter; maternal grandparents, Mary Bonee and Ray Jones of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Lloyd McAfee of Clarence, Mo., and Elizabeth Turnbough of St. ...
Robert L. Hartline (08/05/02)
Robert Hartline, a resident of Dexter, died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at the age of 75 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
James Talley (08/05/02)
James Dale Talley, 48, of Advance died Aug. 2, 2002, at his home. He was born July 30, 1954, the son of Merlene Rea Hill and the late August Talley. Mr. Talley was a painter and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his mother, Merlene Hill of Advance; three sons, Jeremy Talley of Farmington, Jody Talley of Brownwood, and Travis Talley of Advance; one daughter, April Robinson of California; five brothers, Sammy Talley of Cape Girardeau, Kenny Talley of Brownwood, Texas, Tooter Talley of Dexter, Terry Sparkman of Sikeston, and Michael Sparkman of Brownwood; one sister, Cindy Umfleet of Brownwood; and one grandchild. ...
L. Williams (08/02/02)
Lawrence E. ?Gene? Williams, the son of the late Lawrence Dave and Eula Smith Williams was born at Advance, on January 13, 1933 and passed away at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, August 13, 2002 at the age of 69. He formerly lived in Advance and in St. ...
Annie Scowden (08/13/02)
Annie R. Scowden, 98, of Advance, was born Jan. 13, 1904, at Kansas, Ill., the daughter of the late William H. and Josephine Glovier Simmers, and died Aug. 10, 2002, at her home. Mrs. Scowden was a homemaker and a member of Bethel General Baptist Church in Advance. ...
C. Branum (08/13/02)
Chester B. Branum, son of the late Thomas Jefferson Branum and Alice Hastings Branum, was born on May 26, 1924, at Hornersville and died at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on August 9, 2002, at the age of 78. He was united in marriage to Thelma Menley McNeeley on May 1, 1988, at Dexter. ...
Wynard Aslin (08/13/02)
Wynard Earl Aslin, son of Bonnie Floyd and Mertie Dell Lewis Aslin, was born on January 30, 1920, in Bloomfield, and died August 9, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was married to Emeline Czapinski on January 9, 1945, and she survives of the home. ...
William Lemons (08/19/02)
William H. ?Willie? Lemons, 90, of Gipsy, was born Dec. 11, 1911, at Gipsy, the son of the late Harvey and Carrie Skinner Lemons, and died Aug. 16, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Lemons was a custodian and school bus driver for Zalma schools for over 20 years. ...
Allen Dickinson (08/19/02)
Allen Dickinson, 72, son of the late Leslie Benjamin and Alma Van Matre Dickinson, was born Dec. 30, 1929, at McGee and died July 30, 2002, near Zalma. Mr. Dickinson was a member of Shady Dell General Baptist Church at McGee. He was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Vincent Oxley (08/19/02)
Vincent Oxley, a resident of Bernie, passed away on August 16, 2002 at his residence in Bernie at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Joseph Carter (08/19/02)
Joseph L. Carter, a resident of Bernie, passed away on August 16, 2002 at the Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter at the age of 95. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Clarence Lacy (08/16/02)
Clarence O. Lacy, born June 19, 1924, at Joiner, Ark., died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at his residence in Ellsinore. He was a member of the Bethel Chapel Church and formerly worked for Batson Construction. On Oct. 25, 1945, he was united in marriage to Bessie Henderson who preceded him in death on Dec. ...
Ida Kinney (08/16/02)
Ida Kinney, a resident of Dexter, died on Aug. 16, 2002, at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter, at the age of 86. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Williams (08/16/02)
James Leo Williams, a resident of Dexter, died on Aug. 15, 2002, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 71. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Sullivan Clark (08/14/02)
Sullivan Clark, Jr., 70, resident of rural Essex (Penermon) was born on Nov. 14, 1931, in Hayti to the late Sullivan and Delia Loggins Clark and was a lifetime resident of Missouri. He died Aug. 12, 2002, at the St. Louis University Hospital. He was a self-employed farmer and a retired bus driver for Richland High School, an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of the Bloomfield American Legion Post Number 382. ...
William Lucas (08/14/02)
William L. Lucas, 66, of Wappapello, was born Sept. 11, 1935, the son of the late Lewis and Elene Griffith Lucas, and died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at his home. Mr. Lucas was a retired gunnery sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. ...
Martha Cox (08/13/02)
Martha Cox, the daughter of the late William E. and Margarette Ezell Cox, was born in Dexter, Missouri, on Dec. 5, 1949, and died at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, Ill., on Aug. 11, 2002, at the age of 52 years. Ms. Cox attended Dexter High School and moved to St. ...
C. Branum (08/13/02)
Chester B. Branum, son of the late Thomas Jefferson Branum and Alice Hastings Branum, was born on May 26, 1924, at Hornersville and died at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on August 9, 2002, at the age of 78. He was united in marriage to Thelma Menley McNeeley on May 1, 1988, at Dexter. ...
Leon Smothers (08/02/02)
Leon Smothers, son of the late Marian Johns Smothers and Grettia Parker Smothers was born on March 19, 1913 at Fisk and died in his residence near Dexter on Aug. 1, 2002 at the age of 89. Mr. Smothers was a former ranch hand, a maintenance worker at the county court house in Baker City, Or., a former resident of Baker City, currently residing in Dexter. ...